• Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener
Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener

Bell's continued holdout means the Steelers will likely have to rely on backup running back James Conner unless he resurfaces in the coming days (before the Steelers' opener against the Cleveland Browns). Yes, it would on one hand make sense for Bell to play all 16 games and be a beast in the interest of earning a massive contract next offseason....

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  • US Open -- Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios
US Open -- Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios

With all three of their previous meetings requiring a third-set tiebreak to decide the victor, a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium had expected high drama but instead witnessed a rout as Federer recorded his third win against the unpredictable Australian.

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  • Pochettino: Watford defeat is a ‘wake-up call’
Pochettino: Watford defeat is a ‘wake-up call’

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a wake-up call after losing 2-1 at Watford , as Spurs supporters on social media weighed in on the defeat. Holebas turned provider again for the victor in the 76th minute, his outswinging corner wonderfully headed into the top corner by Cathcart to continue his side's remarkable st...

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  • Twitter reacts to Real Madrid’s 4-1 rout of Leganes
Twitter reacts to Real Madrid’s 4-1 rout of Leganes

As for Leganes , the team has one point after two matches and goes for its first victory. "I didn't give any roadmap, but we knew he was going to play this match and I won't say any more". He added: "It's twice as big, of course, it's a very different feeling". Real Madrid continued their flawless start to the Liga season by thrashing neighb...

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  • Barcelona scores eight vs. Huesca, including a jaw-dropping Lionel Messi goal
Barcelona scores eight vs. Huesca, including a jaw-dropping Lionel Messi goal

The 19 passes in the build-up to the goal were the most by a team in a La Liga game against Barcelona at Camp Nou since at least 2005/06. The thrashing lifted Barca above Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga standings on goal difference after three games, with the Catalans scoring 12 and conceding two while Real have netted 10 and conceded twi...

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  • Roger Federer defeats Yoshihito Nishioka at US Open and 'jokes' about retiring
Roger Federer defeats Yoshihito Nishioka at US Open and 'jokes' about retiring

Open. "I think it's especially important when you're actually feeling good, the score is tight, for me is to remind myself then in that very moment how exactly I want to play and not to freeze and not to feel too much pressure at that moment", Federer said.

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  • Nick Kyrgios triumphes over Herbert after umpire controversy
Nick Kyrgios triumphes over Herbert after umpire controversy

Lahyani "s action had a spilt opinion among tennis players and fans". I'm not sure if that was encouragement . "Clearly", Federer said , "when you play that way and you lose, it's always, like, you feel like he's so much to blame". "I don't know what he said ". I can not tell you. It was not just about how you're feeling, 'Oh, I am not feeli...

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  • Top seed Rafael Nadal survives third-round onslaught from Karen Khachanov
Top seed Rafael Nadal survives third-round onslaught from Karen Khachanov

Stephens prevailed after a 19-shot rally to save a break point tied 1-1 in the second set then went up 3-1 before Azarenka surged back. On Nadal's praise, he said: "It feels great". Stephens produced a masterclass in serving during the first set - missing only one first serve out of 20 - while strong groundstrokes helped her to bring up a tripl...

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  • Nike makes Colin Kaepernick face of 30th anniversary 'Just do it' campaign
Nike makes Colin Kaepernick face of 30th anniversary 'Just do it' campaign

According to ESPN , Nike had been paying Kaepernick since the company sponsored him in 2011, but waited for the right moment to include him in ads. "We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward".

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  • Nick Foles named Eagles' Week 1 starter vs. Falcons
Nick Foles named Eagles' Week 1 starter vs. Falcons

It's not much of a surprise. On Monday, he announced his decision . Foles took over at that point and played exceptionally well in three postseason games, leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl crown while completing 72.6 percent of his passes for 971 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.

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  • Alisson breaks silence after major Liverpool FC error
Alisson breaks silence after major Liverpool FC error

The ball became caught under Alisson's feet and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho stole possession to tee up Rachid Ghezzal , who dutifully slotted home the goal. These football days are taking place across the United Kingdom this summer, giving thousands of children the chance to enjoy the attractive game. Instead of focussing on Alisson's error...

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  • Serena Williams avoids shock with three-set win over Kaia Kanepi
Serena Williams avoids shock with three-set win over Kaia Kanepi

More trophies and children are hopefully in Serena Williams future, said tennis's most famous working mother on Sunday, adding that she appreciated how hard it is to raise both. The 33-year-old Estonian pushed Williams, but the six-time champ relied on her serve - and her nerve - to hold on. Williams played Sunday one day after daughter Olym...

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  • Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open
Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open

Australia's Nick Kyrgios lost against Roger Federer in straight sets in under two hours, but if you thought he'd go through the third-round match quietly, you don't know Kyrgios . The Australian Open champion will face another Australian, John Millman , in the Last 16. American hopeful Madison Keys rallied after dropping the first set to be...

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  • Tottenham's Son Heung-min escapes military service as South Korea win
Tottenham's Son Heung-min escapes military service as South Korea win

Normally, all able-bodied men must complete 21 months of said service. A late header from Ayase Ueda gave South Korea an almighty fright, but they survived a nervous last few moments to capture a record fifth Asian Games title. "I'll continue to work hard for Tottenham when I return". Of course, the electrifying winger didn't forget about...

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  • 28th August 2018 Club News Carabao Cup third round draw on Thursday
28th August 2018 Club News Carabao Cup third round draw on Thursday

Derby County will travel to Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup . Jose Mourinho insists it will not be odd taking on Frank Lampard in the Carabao Cup when Manchester United welcome Derby to Old Trafford. As always, the seven Premier League Clubs competing in UEFA competitions will enter the competition at the thi...

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  • Rodgers signs record extension with the Packers
Rodgers signs record extension with the Packers

He was released by the Falcons this past week and was visiting the Chiefs on Saturday. The Chiefs also added former Dolphins safety Jordan Lucas on Friday. He broke a bone in his leg but was not placed on injured reserve. All had been on the bubble late in training camp. "Thank you to our incredible fan base for inspiring us players to be bet...

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  • When is the Europe League draw? Everything you need to know
When is the Europe League draw? Everything you need to know

But Emery, speaking shortly after the draw was announced, said he doesn't want to leave Mkhitaryan at home for the game. "When you're a top player like Ozil is - seen it all and done it all- it's only a matter of time until players like that click".

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  • C.K Akonnor shares thoughts on Uefa Champions League draw
C.K Akonnor shares thoughts on Uefa Champions League draw

There's no doubt who the victor should be, the one who is the best in his position", he further added. Returning with his trophy to his seat behind Salah, Ramos tapped the left shoulder of the Egyptian. Group A is quite interesting as it has some teams that have done well in recent editions. Ronaldo scored Madrid's victor as United were dump...

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  • Tottenham star Son Heung-min closes in on national service exemption
Tottenham star Son Heung-min closes in on national service exemption

The South Korean is now expected to complete two years of military service, but the 26-year-old has been provided with the opportunity to earn an exemption. It was a flawless start to the men's final from India as the team of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini shot a maximum 60 to Korea's 56 in the opening set.

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  • After Abuse Allegations, Urban Meyer Gave Assistant High Marks for ‘Core Values’
After Abuse Allegations, Urban Meyer Gave Assistant High Marks for ‘Core Values’

The report didn't say who that coach was, but today, for no obvious reason, Ohio State clarified that it was Tom Herman, who is now the head coach at Texas. Meyer was suspended for three games after an investigation found he mishandled domestic-abuse accusations and other bad behavior from Smith, the grandson of former Ohio State coach and Meye...

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