• Cristiano Ronaldo handed lengthy ban for red card and push on referee
Cristiano Ronaldo handed lengthy ban for red card and push on referee

A red card results in an automatic one-game suspension, and the Spanish soccer federation banned him an additional four matches for making contact with the official. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says that playing the El Clasico for a title is always special when the two giants of Spanish football meet.

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  • Three takeaways from Southampton's 0-0 draw with Swansea
Three takeaways from Southampton's 0-0 draw with Swansea

Dusan Tadic then stabbed wide following a cut back, with England global Bertrand again the provider, when the goal was at his mercy. At least Clement could take heart from Abraham's first Premier League start, with the 19-year-old leading the line willingly despite the lack of support he needed to seriously trouble Southampton .

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Ban Five Games For Pushing Referee
Cristiano Ronaldo Ban Five Games For Pushing Referee

Real Madrid added another goal in the 90th minute to win the Spanish Super Cup matchup. Zinedine Zidane's Madrid opens the league on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna. The Portuguese player, 32, was also fined 3,005 euros ($3,538) for the action against the referee and 800 euros ($942.84) for the dismissal, while Real Madrid was fined 1,400 ($1649...

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  • Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players'
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players'

The Blues were humbled by Burnley 3-2 on Saturday as their title defence got off to the worst possible start . He also sharply criticised his players after the game against Burnley , saying they had lost their heads over Cahill's 14th-minute dismissal for a foul on Steven Defour .

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  • Pels face Warriors, Cavs in first two home games this season
Pels face Warriors, Cavs in first two home games this season

There could be fireworks on November 15, when Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Lonzo Ball - the second overall pick in June's draft. Can Blake Griffin dominate without a top-flight point guard getting him the ball? Butler joins Taj Gibson and coach Tom Thibodeau in a reunion of sorts when th...

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  • Did You Catch the Game of Thrones Bombshell Hidden in Gilly's Book?
Did You Catch the Game of Thrones Bombshell Hidden in Gilly's Book?

At the Citadel in Oldtown, Gilly is going through some books. At the time of Rhaegar's supposed tryst with Lyanna, he was married to Elia Martell , the sister of Oberyn Martell, and father to the now-dead Aegon Targaryen and Rhaenys Targaryen .

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  • Leonard Fournette likely out for Thursday pre-season game vs. Bucs
Leonard Fournette likely out for Thursday pre-season game vs. Bucs

As for Leonard Fournette , Marrone said the rookie running back is dealing with a nagging foot injury and that the team is being careful with him. Marrone also said he's unsure whether Fournette will participate in joint practices with Tampa Bay on Monday and Tuesday.

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  • Odell Beckham is still doing Odell Beckham things
Odell Beckham is still doing Odell Beckham things

After another dazzling practice by the gifted fourth-year receiver, in which he produced yet another startling one-handed catch, Beckham offered an unmistakable assurance that he ultimately would be part of a championship run. "Just get the job done however you can", he continued. Whether I have to fight or scrap for it, whatever I have to do to co...

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  • Liverpool reportedly lining up €40m Philippe Coutinho replacement
Liverpool reportedly lining up €40m Philippe Coutinho replacement

Having sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million, the Catalan side are seeking offensive reinforcements and have targeted the Brazil worldwide as well as Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele. It feels not too good, but we know we can do better and have to do better - that's what I told the boys". "Balague went on to speak on the Liverpool man...

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  • Andrew Luck's Status For Week 1 Remains Uncertain
Andrew Luck's Status For Week 1 Remains Uncertain

Luck has been throwing , but not in practice. "It's a progression where he's not throwing the football as strong as he wants to because we won't let him", Ballard told ESPN . It's enough to at least cause consternation among fans and stir the debate over whether Indy needs to find a solution. We don't see an extended delay, but we're not going to...

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  • Chelsea Captain Gary Cahill Sent Off Early, Blues Fall Behind
Chelsea Captain Gary Cahill Sent Off Early, Blues Fall Behind

From this game, we learned that while Batshuayi could be a solid backup striker, he isn't ready to become the Chelsea's starting striker. We have experience of that. It is only one game, but given his history of goal scoring, no one will regret losing Diego Costa or his antics soon enough. "Then he needs to adapt very quickly to our style of ...

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  • Liverpool plot club-record deal for Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne if Coutinho leaves
Liverpool plot club-record deal for Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne if Coutinho leaves

Liverpool are reportedly considering a potential move for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne , with Barcelona said to be ready to make a new bid for Philippe Coutinho . He had a great season last season against the top seven - phenomenal - but where you step up and win the Premier League is against the bottom 13.

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  • Jürgen Klopp focused on old foe Hoffenheim despite Coutinho distraction
Jürgen Klopp focused on old foe Hoffenheim despite Coutinho distraction

Jordan Henderson wants Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho to stay at Liverpool , as the captain seeks to remain focused on the Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim. "I'm really happy for my friend and agent Marc Kosicke because I'm getting older and older - I'm the old horse in the stable and there's a young horse already for the lon...

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  • Ezekiel Elliott's Dad Shares Details Of Domestic Violence Report
Ezekiel Elliott's Dad Shares Details Of Domestic Violence Report

On Monday, Stacy Elliott provided some more details about how things will play out, now that the National Football League has suspended his son for six games. "I'm going to ruin your life now". "That's all I'm going to tell you". Elliott continues to deny that any domestic violence took place and points to the fact that Thompson did not make ...

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  • Jose Mourinho delighted with quality performance but wants more from Manchester United
Jose Mourinho delighted with quality performance but wants more from Manchester United

We are much stronger as a team. "But I was not thinking of it because I always thought I never like to go to players that I think are an impossible mission, and I felt there was no chance". "We clicked from the first day that I arrived, and I knew that he would help me settle in at the club". The Red Devils signed Matic in a £40m deal from the Pr...

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  • MLB Predictions: Will Nationals' Max Scherzer shut down Giants? 8/12/17
MLB Predictions: Will Nationals' Max Scherzer shut down Giants? 8/12/17

Harper's agent, Scott Boras , urged Major League Baseball to take the necessary steps in ensuring that the wet, slicky bases will not be a safety hazard for players. But on Sunday afternoon in Washington , D.C., Stratton authored the most memorable story of his Major League career to date, as the Giants' rookie tossed 6.2 innings of shutout ball...

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  • Manchester United on the brink of signing Portuguese wonderkid
Manchester United on the brink of signing Portuguese wonderkid

His movement, combined with his pace, makes him a real handful for defenders, impressing United scouts after helping the Portuguese minnows to clinch promotion from the third division last season. The contract will shortly be announced, but he is a future bet at United. Amorim will reportedly link up with United's Under-23s who are managed by Cla...

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  • Jarrett Stidham named Auburn's starting QB
Jarrett Stidham named Auburn's starting QB

During the 2015 season at Baylor , Stidham played in ten games, starting three of them with a 2-1 record as a starter. Auburn and a number of other top programs offered Stidham shortly after his junior season but he committed to Texas Tech in March of 2014.

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  • Shapovalov magic continues as Canadian teen reaches Rogers Cup semis
Shapovalov magic continues as Canadian teen reaches Rogers Cup semis

Federer posted his seventh consecutive win over the Spaniard and boosted his season record to 34-2. Wozniacki has won five of six career meetings between the two, and they've all come in straight-set fashion. Shapovalov entered the week with three ATP wins to his name and proceeded to more than double that total in five days. He also upset form...

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  • Giroud explains Arsenal stay
Giroud explains Arsenal stay

Despite a lack of new faces, Wenger insists the club remain ready to do more business - but reiterated they need to cut numbers as a priority. Craig Shakespeare's side can take a lot of confidence from the fact that Arsenal themselves won't be fielding a full-strength XI, even if their B team is equally as capable.

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