• Mourinho urges patience with new signing Bailly
Mourinho urges patience with new signing Bailly

Everything about the 90 minutes was low key - from Mourinho's comfort-first leisure wear to his use of 22 different players - but the Portuguese admitted to being taken aback by the level of support he and his side received. "He is magnificent in the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it's so sweet how he touches the ball ". ...

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  • Archer loses 13th, Rays beaten 4-3 by Orioles
Archer loses 13th, Rays beaten 4-3 by Orioles

Jonathan Schoop connected on an 0-1 hanging slider from Archer for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles came back from an early deficit to beat the Rays 4-3 on Friday night. Baltimore tied it at 3 in the sixth on Matt Wieters' RBI grounder. However, he posted one of his best outings of the season against ...

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  • Alton Sterling Protesters Confronted With 'Militarized' Police, Suit Says
Alton Sterling Protesters Confronted With 'Militarized' Police, Suit Says

The ACLU also accuses the Baton Rouge police of executing the arrests with "unnecessary and excessive physical force", as Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney, wrote for the group's website. Video of the shooting and its aftermath showed the father's hands were empty when he was killed. "And all I can say beyond that is "Look what happened in D...

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  • Mickelson's best isn't good enough in epic Open finale
Mickelson's best isn't good enough in epic Open finale

Stenson became the first Swedish man to win a Major title and did it after an epic duel with American Mickelson, who finished on 18 under after shooting 65. He's really a great champion. A birdie on the par - three 14th moved Stenson ahead and when he drained a remarkable 50-foot effort on the next, the pair were separated by two shots for the fi...

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  • Pantano claims 15th stage at le Tour
Pantano claims 15th stage at le Tour

But they didn't and that was better for me and it's good to get this day out of the way". Pantano was dropped on the climb but bridged the gap on the descent to Majka, where the two worked together to the finish line. We'll have to try again later in the race". We're definitely going to try something. "We just said to him that he needs to keep on...

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  • Tim Duncan on retirement: 'When it's not fun anymore, I'm done'
Tim Duncan on retirement: 'When it's not fun anymore, I'm done'

Duncan , who is widely considered the greatest power forward to ever live, would later be named to 15 All-Star Games and 10 All-NBA First Teams en route to leading the Spurs to five NBA championships . They extended their NBA-record streak of 50-win seasons to 17 in 2015-16, and won at least 50 games in every season Duncan was on the team except...

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  • Tanaka outduels Price as Yanks top Red Sox 3-1, avoid sweep
Tanaka outduels Price as Yanks top Red Sox 3-1, avoid sweep

Down 1-0 after Dustin Pedroia snuck a homer over the left-field wall in the first, the Yankees used five hits, including Starlin Castro's double, to get the runs across. New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York .

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  • AL Tops NL, Eric Hosmer Named MVP
AL Tops NL, Eric Hosmer Named MVP

Nothing that happens in baseball's All-Star Game falls under the category of normal competition. As Big Papi was leaving the field, fans gave him a standing ovation and all of his American League teammates greeted him. The Kansas City first baseman went 2-for-3 with a home run and joined Bo Jackson (1989) as the only Royals player to ever take ho...

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  • National Basketball Association great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
National Basketball Association great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the imposing Hall of Fame center and leading rebounder in Warriors history, died Saturday. Abdul-Jabbar would credit Thurmond as the toughest defender he faced in his record-breaking career. - LeBron James (@KingJames) July 16, 2016 Our Cavaliers family is saddened by the loss of Nate Thurmond , who embodied the 'All for One. ...

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  • Anderson Silva steps in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200
Anderson Silva steps in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

UFC 200 Embedded chronicled the moment UFC president Dana White told Cormier the bad news, and it was hard to watch. " The Spider " is perhaps the most successful fighter in UFC history. At those odds, a winning $100 bet on 37-year-old Cormier would net you $20 in winnings. "I haven't trained in a few months, but I think I'm in good conditi...

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  • Poignant final beckons France; battle-ready Portugal awaits
Poignant final beckons France; battle-ready Portugal awaits

Ronaldo, now aged 31 and playing perhaps his last major tournament at, or close, to, his peak, scored a vital opening goal and assisted the other in a 2-0 semifinal win over Wales. Centre back Pepe is fit to play for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against hosts France on Sunday (Monday morning, Singapore time) when coach Fernando Santos hope...

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  • Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world, says Ronaldinho
Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world, says Ronaldinho

Former Argentina boss Cesar Luis Menotti believes Lionel Messi's retirement from worldwide football has put their place at the World Cup at risk. Cristiano Ronaldo, his frequent rival for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or, recently won Euro 2016 with Portugal, to reignite the debate about which of the two is the world's best player.

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  • Lydia Ko looks to close out US Women's Open at CordeValle
Lydia Ko looks to close out US Women's Open at CordeValle

The best player in women's golf is at it once again, lurking on the leader board at a major going into Sunday's final round of the U.S. Women's Open. World No. Thompson, who played with Ko and Henderson, signed for a 73. Three of her 13 wins have come this year and she has almost twice as many Rolex Rankings points as No.

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  • Taylor falls single shy of cycle, Dodgers beat D-backs 13-7
Taylor falls single shy of cycle, Dodgers beat D-backs 13-7

The Diamondbacks have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 of their last 16 games. Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor, right, jogs back to the dugout with Justin Turner , middle, an ... It's something I take pride in". Seager doubled for a third time in the ninth inning to drive in one run. According to odds...

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  • Serena Williams is greedy for more titles after Wimbledon victory
Serena Williams is greedy for more titles after Wimbledon victory

She had withstood the kind of glistening effort from Angelique Kerber that, in turn, wound up flattering Williams in her 7-5, 6-3 victory in the Wimbledon final. Showing she has heeded Graf's words of wisdom, Kerber had sprinted to the final without dropping a set. Serena Williams returned to Indian Wells in 2015.

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  • Biles, Douglas head U.S. gymnastics team for Rio
Biles, Douglas head U.S. gymnastics team for Rio

With the most seniority on the team, Raisman made her debut in 2010 and earned three medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games-two Gold and a Bronze. Biles has won four straight USA championships and three straight world championships. Her best event is the balance beam, a 45-second test of nerves that she treats like a workout on the beach. A ...

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  • Boston Red Sox: Enter the Ziegler
Boston Red Sox: Enter the Ziegler

Boston has scored 5.7 runs per game this season, almost a half-run per game more than the next best offense in baseball (the Cubs), but has allowed 5.0 runs per game, fewer than only the miserable Twins in the American League and sixth-most in the majors.

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  • Crystal Palace join the chase for £35m-rated Newcastle United star
Crystal Palace join the chase for £35m-rated Newcastle United star

Spurs are reportedly monitoring Wijnaldum, who moved to St. James's Park for £14.5million 12 months ago, but have been put off by Newcastle's £25million valuation. Wijnaldum was the top scorer for Newcastle last season with 11 goals in a disappointing season that saw the Magpies drop down to the Championship for the second time in the past decade...

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  • Kenseth pulls away late to win Cup race at New Hampshire
Kenseth pulls away late to win Cup race at New Hampshire

That led to a blown clutch and his shot at a good finish was gone. Lobster is on the menu for Kenseth, who downplayed his accomplishment and deflected praise to his team. Sunday's morning rain was dealt with, but despite a few drops there were no afternoon showers. Safety workers had to cut the roof off the No. 30 Ford of Canadian driver Dominiq...

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  • Brock Lesnar acknowledges Dallas police after UFC 200 win
Brock Lesnar acknowledges Dallas police after UFC 200 win

Asked what it was like fighting the WWE performer, Hunt said: "It is what it is". Amanda Nunes became the fourth fighter in as many fights to claim the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship at UFC 200 and she did so in extremely brutal fashion against reigning champion Miesha Tate.

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