• Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

NHL 18 adds a new NHL Threes mode that's described in a press release as an "arcade-inspired experience with fast-paced, over-the-top action that features faster gameplay, bigger hits, and high-scoring action". This year's beta, which will include NHL Threes as well as online head-to-head action and the EA Sports Hockey League, will go live Ju...

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  • Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1
Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1

Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's victor in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals. With the Russians attempting to sit in and deny Portugal space in the middle of the field, Raphael Guerreiro was given just that wide on the left to deliver an inviting cross...

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  • Lakers' Nick Young declines player option, will become free agent
Lakers' Nick Young declines player option, will become free agent

He spent the first five seasons of his career in D.C., alternating between coming off the bench and starting, before ending the 2011-12 year with the Los Angeles Clippers and spending a season in Philadelphia with the 76ers in 2012-13. Young's decision frees up more cap space for the Lakers, who reportedly are trying to work out a deal with the Pac...

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  • Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup
Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better. "Everyone now, after that game, is incredibly determined to make sure we approach this game with the right mind-set and we have one focus which is we want to progress in this tournament ", said Hudson.

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  • Confederations Cup 2017: Late drama ensues as Mexico battle to hold Portugal
Confederations Cup 2017: Late drama ensues as Mexico battle to hold Portugal

Our team practically had the match won and we conceded a goal in the final minutes. Both teams are trailing hosts Russian Federation in Group A, who beat New Zealand 2-0 in the tournament opener on Saturday. Hernandez scores - A bad error from Raphael gives Vela the ball on the right-hand side, in the box. Salceio slips, and Ronaldo taps the ba...

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  • Germany brace themselves for Chile test
Germany brace themselves for Chile test

KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Chile says it will consider bidding to host the 2026 World Cup with some of its South American neighbors. PSG winger Julian Draxler will captain the team, and is one of the more experienced players in the squad despite being just 23.

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  • Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint
Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Though since it was reported on Wednesday that Ronaldo had made a "goodwill gesture" of over 14m euros to the Spanish authorities, perhaps the issue will be put to bed. Cristiano Ronaldo has also denied defrauding Spanish authorities out of €15million between 2011 and 2014. Ronaldo's court date will will be at 11:00 am in the Court of Instructio...

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  • Man Utd boss Mourinho meets Shaw for fresh crunch talks
Man Utd boss Mourinho meets Shaw for fresh crunch talks

Chelsea are hoping to tie Nemanja Matic down to a new contract, despite the midfielder being keen on a move to Manchester United this summer, according to reports in the British media. It's reported that Matic's representatives are in contact with Mourinho, but a deal would hinge on whether Chelsea would allow the sale of one of their key pl...

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  • Russia unveils deaf, psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup
Russia unveils deaf, psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Putin, who urged Russian Federation to improve their performances in the build-up to the tournament, seemed to enjoy the match and was seen happily applauding Smolov's strike as he sat in the stands alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino .

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  • Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid
Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

Prosecutors accuse Ronaldo , who is the world's highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine, of evading tax via two companies based in the British Virgin Islands and Ireland. "All this is very unusual", Perez said. The 32-year-old is now on worldwide duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup. "That's why I will speak with him when h...

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  • Mexico fans warned over homophobic chant
Mexico fans warned over homophobic chant

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo skipped questions at the obligatory post-match news conference after he was voted man of the match following Portugal's 1-0 Confederations Cup win over Russian Federation, going with a brief statement of his own instead.

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  • Former Pakistani greats appreciate national side for ICC Champions Trophy victory
Former Pakistani greats appreciate national side for ICC Champions Trophy victory

The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council ( ICC ) chief executive David Richardson. "Certainly, it's not about me and my career but it's about 15 unbelievable players in that dressing room, who have been absolutely fantastic for the past year".

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  • All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico
All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off the tax storm clouding his Real Madrid future by scoring the only goal of the game as Portugal beat hosts Russian Federation 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday. "We were so deflated after the game because we felt we had more that we can show, we showed that in the second half". Knowing the current New ...

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  • Ronaldo leads Portugal over Russia
Ronaldo leads Portugal over Russia

Today at 16:00 GMT, Russia takes on Portugal in Moscow and Cristiano Ronaldo very focused on leaving victorious. It was a touching moment to remind that the world should not forget about people with limited abilities. The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans. The player warned: "We know the c...

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  • Lions raise game to beat Crusaders 12-3 in 3rd tour match
Lions raise game to beat Crusaders 12-3 in 3rd tour match

These Lions are no pussycats. And while the Lions did not suggest that Hogg would be ruled out for the remainder of the tour, Farrell indicated that they believe they have enough players in their squad to cover for the potential loss.

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  • Russia 0-1 Portugal updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores crucial winner
Russia 0-1 Portugal updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores crucial winner

As the Point Level for the Mexico is low (whatever the ranking position), In order to sustain till knock out round, should Qualify one match and suppose other one gets tied, surely at Knock out matches. And Portugal boss Fernando Santos is anxious the Borussia Dortmund star, who had earlier set up Cristiano Ronaldo's headed victor, has suff...

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  • Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku
Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku

After a dominant weekend in Canada where he led a Mercedes one-two to regain momentum after a stinging defeat to Ferrari in Monaco , Hamilton is on a high and with the praise of team boss Toto Wolff ringing in his ears. "It feels the same vehicle as past year [but now] we're just having a competition". Previous year in Baku , he hit the b...

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  • Mexico force Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal to epic draw
Mexico force Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal to epic draw

Portugal had an early effort controversially disallowed by the video referees but they eventually took the lead after 34 minutes through Ricardo Quaresma after a mistake by Carlos Salcedo let Cristiano Ronaldo through on goal. Was it the Mexican players, the referees, the video assistants or maybe the press? A frantic end to the first half g...

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  • Yankees' first baseman Greg Bird receives cortisone shot in ankle
Yankees' first baseman Greg Bird receives cortisone shot in ankle

But Bird was having a tough time at the plate with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre before his rehab was shut down, going 3-for-21 in six games after going 6-for-17 in six games with Single-A Tampa. Bird's ailment has turned first base into a problem for the Yankees all season. It was clear Girardi had soured on Carter, who woke up Wednesday hittin...

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  • Haase upsets Thiem, Zverev advances at Gerry Weber Open
Haase upsets Thiem, Zverev advances at Gerry Weber Open

The Austrian world number eight struggled with Haase's consistency throughout and missed two set points in the second set before double-faulting on his opponent's first match point. "He mixes it up well with his slice and serve, so he's always a hard opponent on this surface", said Zverev, the world number 12. "I played good in the second set and...

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