• Andrew Wiggins working on a five-year extension with Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins working on a five-year extension with Minnesota

Thibodeau recently made a point to mention Wiggins and the ongoing talks during an introductory press conference for new Timberwolves shooting guard Jamal Crawford . The base salary would increase to $30.6 million if Wiggins were to make an All-NBA team or named Defensive Player of the Year in 2017-18. "We're working on it right now", Thibodeau...

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  • BMW M8 GTE Finishes Initial Testing at Lausitzring
BMW M8 GTE Finishes Initial Testing at Lausitzring

A large rear wing completes the M8 GTE's profile. BMW plans on entering the M8 GTE in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech series, where it's set to replace the M6 GTE. We also took our first steps with regard to performance, which is by no means a given at a first test. The road version of the 8 series coupe also will...

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  • Astros interested in Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson
Astros interested in Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson

Jon Morosi of MLB Networks reports that talks are "heating up" between the Astros and Athletics on a Sonny Gray trade. The Los Angeles Dodgers also want to add a bullpen arm, and are reportedly looking at Wilson, Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles and Brad Hand of the San Diego Padres.

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  • Paris St. Germain wins thriller in worldwide friendly at Comerica
Paris St. Germain wins thriller in worldwide friendly at Comerica

After the first five penalties were converted, Gerson failed to hit the target with his spot-kick as Roma were beaten. PSG was a deserved victor considering it controlled the majority of play. While Alves made his debut for PSG , who are linked with Barcelona star Neymar, recruits Hector Moreno and Lorenzo Pellegrini started for Eusebio Di F...

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  • Juventus chiefs meet Nemanja Matic representative: Chelsea may drop £40m price-tag
Juventus chiefs meet Nemanja Matic representative: Chelsea may drop £40m price-tag

He has been training alone at Chelsea's training base at Cobham and he has continuously been linked with a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. Nemanja Matic remains uncertain about his future as Manchester United and Juventus are interested in his services. The 28-year-old Serbian worldwide looked like he was heading to Old Traffor...

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  • Real Salt Lake v Manchester United
Real Salt Lake v Manchester United

A challenge from Saucedo had earlier forced Juan Mata off with an ankle injury, which Mourinho says could now keep the Spaniard out for a week. In the 6-2 win against the Galaxy, Petke started to see the style of play he had been hoping for: side-to-side ball movement, building from the back, offensive and defensive balance.

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  • Mendy is worth same as Walker, Monaco tell City
Mendy is worth same as Walker, Monaco tell City

City have already signed England worldwide Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur this summer in a deal, which could potentially reach up to £50m depending on his success at the club. Alternative targets have been linked to City, including Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand, but Guardiola will expect City to pay what it takes for the Frenchman.

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  • Australia wary of India heading into Women's Cricket World Cup semi-final
Australia wary of India heading into Women's Cricket World Cup semi-final

Smriti Mandhana, who got India's campaign off to a flying start with a 90 and a hundred in consecutive games, hasn't been able to score in excess of 15 in the four subsequent games. "It's become common place now, that most of our girls can play vertical bat shots but also when it's a low, slow wicket and the spinners aren't giving you much to get...

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  • Michael Vick 'truly sorry' for hair-cut comment about Colin Kaepernick
Michael Vick 'truly sorry' for hair-cut comment about Colin Kaepernick

Despite being very critical of the free agent's hair and on-field play, Vick now claims his comments were taken out of context and meant to only help Kaepernick. Why not? You're already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. That's quite a change of heart, coming after Vick received quite a bit of criticism for his comments.

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  • Altoona man wins $1 million in World Series of Poker's Main Event
Altoona man wins $1 million in World Series of Poker's Main Event

All competitors are guaranteed a minimum of $1 million with $8.15 million going to the victor. There are now just 9 players left at the final table who will battle it out in a couple of days to become the 2017 WSOP Main Event champion. The grandfather of 7 has only won $2,207 in lifetime winnings and could end up becoming the oldest WSOP Main Eve...

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  • Le'Veon Bell Seeks Contract Of No. 1 RB + No. 2 WR
Le'Veon Bell Seeks Contract Of No. 1 RB + No. 2 WR

Landing a contract worth $15 million per year would certainly satisfy Bell's desire to revive a depressed market for running backs. The Steelers All-Pro believes he should be paid for his all-around production. Come Week 1, however, the star running back is expected to be ready to go. Still, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Pittsburgh ...

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  • Spieth, Koepka lead the way in opening round at British Open
Spieth, Koepka lead the way in opening round at British Open

Playing in the company of Spieth, defending champion Henrik Stenson started with a 1-under 69, and Thomas Pieters matched that score despite being 3 over at the turn. "I've definitely had some low spots in the last 18 months and I was getting very down", the 41-year-old told reporters. The Ryder Cup specialist, who has never won a major, endured ...

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  • Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim expects Kylian Mbappe to be
Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim expects Kylian Mbappe to be

Monaco are now considering asking Fifa and the French Football League to start disciplinary action over what they have labelled "unacceptable situation". The update coming out of Monaco could spell the end for the on-going saga regarding Mbappe, with the Frenchman looking ever more likely to remain in his homeland.

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  • Phillip Lindsay adds another watch list to his preseason credentials
Phillip Lindsay adds another watch list to his preseason credentials

From the original 61 running backs on the preseason watch list and others added to the radar during the season, it will be cut down to 10 semifinalists November 15 and then to the final three November 20. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet is scheduled for February 16, 2018 in Dallas . Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced ...

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  • Mariners get bullpen boost with deal for Marlins reliever David Phelps
Mariners get bullpen boost with deal for Marlins reliever David Phelps

Who did the Mariners trade to the Marlins for David Phelps? Miller, ranked No. 16 in the Mariners' system, is a starting pitcher from Ephrata, Pennsylvania, drafted by Seattle past year in the sixth round. This is the first season he has been a full-time reliever. Hernandez was considered the sixth ranked prospect in the Mariners' organization,...

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  • OF JD Martinez Hurts Left Hand In Debut With Diamondbacks
OF JD Martinez Hurts Left Hand In Debut With Diamondbacks

The D-Backs gave up three infield prospects: Dawel Lugo , Sergio Alcantara and Jose King for the former All-Star outfielder. Phillies 5, Marlins 2: Maikel Franco had three hits, including a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning. The Royals (45-47) have lost seven of eight. Alcides Escobar drew a four-pitch walk with one down, then score...

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  • Dallas Police Suspend Investigation Into Ezekiel Elliott Case
Dallas Police Suspend Investigation Into Ezekiel Elliott Case

However, the case is expected to be suspended due to a lack of cooperation from the victim, according to WFAA-TV's Rebecca Lopez . Various outlets also linked Elliott to an altercation with an unnamed 30-year-old male at a bar in Dallas.

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  • Simpson to learn if he will be released from prison on Thursday
Simpson to learn if he will be released from prison on Thursday

Thursday's parole hearing follows renewed interest in Simpson's story, which was explored past year in the award-winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America" and the FX true-crime drama "The People v. While Simpson's past arrest and acquittal can't be used against him in the parole board's decision, Darden said he'd like for the board to question hi...

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  • Duet of Ukrainian synchronized swimmers wins bronze medal at FINA World Championships
Duet of Ukrainian synchronized swimmers wins bronze medal at FINA World Championships

Twichell, an elite in long-distance freestyle and open water events, earned her first worldwide gold at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, winning the 5 km team event and the bronze medal of the 5km open water event. As predicted, the Russian pair Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Alexandra Patskevich dominated the show to win the duet fre...

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  • Open Championship: Jordan Spieth cards five-under 65 to take early lead
Open Championship: Jordan Spieth cards five-under 65 to take early lead

At that moment, Spieth-who had won both the Masters and the U.S. Open earlier in the year-was on a roll unlike golf had seen since the days of Tiger Woods . Spieth shot a blemish-free, five-under-65 - to join fellow American Brooks Koepka at the top of the leaderboard - in what was an accomplished round which required only 29 putts.

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