Friday August 17-th, 2018

Manuel Pellegrini and wife 'mugged at gunpoint' Manuel Pellegrini and wife 'mugged at gunpoint'

The Chile native, who took over at the London Stadium last month replacing David Moyes, was reportedly walking to a restaurant with friends in an upmarket area of the city when they were approach by armed men. "I can't understand how these sorts of...

Nelson looks a good each way prospect in Epsom Derby Nelson looks a good each way prospect in Epsom Derby

Racecourse Media Group and Jockey Club Racecourses have facilitated widespread coverage in the country, including a re-run of the race on Sunday's Good Morning Japan which often pulls in 12 million viewers. Things went downhill quickly after that, ho...

England vs. Nigeria - Football Match Report England vs. Nigeria - Football Match Report

Alli has been targeted by opponents keen to provoke the volatile Tottenham midfielder. Some pundits fear Alli could suffer the same fate as David Beckham, who was infamously sent off in the 1998 World Cup after being provoked by Argentina's Die...

Phillipe Coutinho backs these two players to shine at world cup Phillipe Coutinho backs these two players to shine at world cup

I had played with Messi and that's a huge honour for me. The Egypt forward, who is hoping to recover from a shoulder injury before the start of the World Cup , has emerged as a potential Ballon d'Or victor on the back of his fine campaign.

Twitter Reactions: Clinical England hand Pakistan an innings defeat to level series Twitter Reactions: Clinical England hand Pakistan an innings defeat to level series

Buttler wrote the "F" word and when cameras zoomed in, it got the Twitterati talking. England drew their series with Pakistan with victory in the second Test at Headingley. The wicket still had life in it but apart from Mohammad Amir, who bow...

Leroy Sané left out of Germany's World Cup squad Leroy Sané left out of Germany's World Cup squad

The PFA Young Player of the Year, who found the net 10 times and contributed 15 assists in City's rampant Premier League campaign, is the surprise absentee on the list, with young Julian Brandt preferred. Leroy has a huge talent. "That was a ve...

Bayern Munich ‘will listen to offers’ for several key stars Bayern Munich ‘will listen to offers’ for several key stars

He has a contract running until 2021 with the German champions. Lewandowski parted with previous agent Cezary Kucharski in February, when he turned to Zahavi. Although his statistics are hugely impressive, they do not come close to those of Lewand...

Mikel Obi blasts Conte over Chelsea exit Mikel Obi blasts Conte over Chelsea exit

The Italian won a Premier League title and an FA Cup in his two seasons at the helm, but is keen to depart Stamford Bridge this summer. It's understood Luis Enrique is now in pole position for the role, with some reports suggesting that Chelsea ...

Novak Djokovic powers into quarter-finals with win over Fernando Verdasco Novak Djokovic powers into quarter-finals with win over Fernando Verdasco

Earlier in the day, German second seed Alexander Zverev claimed his third successive comeback win at the French Open to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday, edging Russian Karen Khachanov in five sets. Djokovic worked his way to ...

Before World Cup, another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany Before World Cup, another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany

They may be the envy of most of the world, given the number of top-class stars in their squad, but on this evidence Belgium remain well short of being a world-conquering team. He told me he felt discomfort and he knows his body well. Martinez is du...

Super Eagles' Iwobi, Aina promise Dele Alli hell Super Eagles' Iwobi, Aina promise Dele Alli hell

Sterling had apologised to his team-mates after Southgate laid down the law but that wasn't his only issue since he joined up with England as the 23-year-old was forced to defend his new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle. I liked the interchange of m...

Rafael Nadal practices with ball boy after winning French Open match

Meantime, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in a bumper round of 16 match after both recorded straight-sets third round victories. She served out the last game to love, breaking into a smile after a winning volley at the net that br...

Klay Thompson set to suit up for Game 2 of the Finals Klay Thompson set to suit up for Game 2 of the Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar played Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday with an eye that looked as if it had been borrowed from a horror-film demon. Game 2 takes place on tonight at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. They had trailed after the fi...

Samuel Umtiti signs five-year Barcelona contract - Liga 2017 Samuel Umtiti signs five-year Barcelona contract - Liga 2017

Umtiti arrived at Barca from Lyon in 2016 for 25 million euros ($29 million) and rapidly cemented his place in the starting lineup. "The Frenchman will be putting pen to paper on Monday in the Josep Sunol lounge at Camp Nou". The announcement of ...

US Women's Open: Ariya Jutanugarn leads by four shots after three rounds US Women's Open: Ariya Jutanugarn leads by four shots after three rounds

She made putt after putt to put pressure on Jutanugarn, including a 50-footer on 15 that pulled her within one shot of the lead. Kim birdied the first playoff hole and made bogey on the second, while Jutanugarn had a pair of pars. The players went ...

Cavs' Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

LeBron James said on Saturday that Cleveland's overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals was among the most hard of his career but he is relishing the opportunity to even the series. Smith seemed to mouth to James ...

Reliable journalist: Nabil Fekir to have medical on Sunday Reliable journalist: Nabil Fekir to have medical on Sunday

Speaking about the recent speculation linking Fekir with a move to Liverpool , the player's agent said, "I did not leave Marseille (this weekend)". It doesn't scotch the deal completely, but it does look like it might drag on a lot longer than Live...

England look to extend lead on Day 3 England look to extend lead on Day 3

While batting was seldom easy in overcast conditions, the pitch had few terrors and England, still smarting from their nine-wicket first test defeat, looked set to build a big lead in their bid to square the two-test series. Pakistan captain Sarfraz...

Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial

He is 7 shots behind leaders Abraham Ancer , Joaquin Niemann and Hideki Matsuyama . "I wasn't rotating well, my back was tight", the 42-year-old explained. Woods said he could sense when he woke up that he might be in for a hard day. And his ba...

Dembele gem caps France win over Italy Dembele gem caps France win over Italy

Paul Pogba though was jeered by a section of home fans in the second half after a misplaced pass, and again when he was replaced by Steven N'Zonzi with five minutes remaining. "We must admire the player we have". It's hard to know exactly how to v...

Gareth Southgate full of praise for Jesse Lingard ahead of World Cup Gareth Southgate full of praise for Jesse Lingard ahead of World Cup

However, the most notable moment of the opening stages came when Dele Alli was loudly booed every time he touched the ball. Everybody knew what would be coming in the next few days. Rohr made four changes at the break and the substitutions were hav...

Liverpool Transfers: Nabil Fekir Is A Liverpool Transfers: Nabil Fekir Is A "Done Deal" To Merseyside

The 24-year-old Brazilian has moved to Anfield for a fee of up to 50million euros (£43.7million). After the deal was announced, Fabinho said: "I am really excited about this move". "He can be a holding midfielder, he can be versatile and you can ...

Rain delay frustrates England in second Test against Pakistan Rain delay frustrates England in second Test against Pakistan

England carved out a 128-run lead over Pakistan on a rain-affected day two of their must-win second Test at Headingley . Michael Vaughan has suggested Stuart Broad feels he is beyond criticism after his comments at the end of the first day'...

Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey meets with Pistons Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey meets with Pistons

Detroit Pistons: TNT analyst and former National Basketball Association champion Kenny Smith expected to receive an interview for Pistons' head-coaching job. Kidd was let go by the Milwaukee Bucks in the middle of last season after that team w...

Nadal powers into 4th round with French Open streaks intact Nadal powers into 4th round with French Open streaks intact

The top-ranked Spaniard inflicted a 16th defeat on Gasquet, who has lost every encounter dating back to 2004. "He's someone I really appreciate", said Nadal, who has been friends with Gasquet since their junior days. Nadal now meets 70th-ranked Ma...

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