• Jose Mourinho used Real Madrid match to make defensive demand
Jose Mourinho used Real Madrid match to make defensive demand

United press officer Shotbolt responded: "We're here to talk about the game". Yet Herrera insisted Mourinho's combative approach is what the players need and described his battle to sign more players this summer as a normal one between a manager and his employers.

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  • Braves' Newcomb just misses no-hitter
Braves' Newcomb just misses no-hitter

Indeed. Newcomb didn't get the win, but he did pitch Atlanta to a much needed win. In those last 5, (which includes four starts) Hill has 3 wins, a 2.42 ERA, and has struck out 31 in 26 innings. Buster Posey collected four hits, including a bases-clearing double in a four-run third inning, sending San Francisco past visiting Milwaukee. Mets 1,...

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  • Minnesota Twins trade Brian Dozier to Los Angeles Dodgers
Minnesota Twins trade Brian Dozier to Los Angeles Dodgers

Dozier, who is making $9m this year, will be a free agent in the fall. By 2012 he had become the Twins' regular shortstop, but a disappointing first half and defensive struggles led to his transition to second base after the season. After seven seasons in Minneapolis and multiple rumors of his impending departure, Minnesota Twins second baseman...

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  • Oblak expects Real Madrid to replace Ronaldo with another star
Oblak expects Real Madrid to replace Ronaldo with another star

Real Madrid fans, in an online poll by Spanish publication Marca , voted for Tottenham Hotspurs striker Harry Kane as the ideal candidate to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus have won two of their pre-season games against Bayern Munich and Benfica without the service of Ronaldo as the team is preparing to play their next pre-season game aga...

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  • Roberto Osuna Acquisition Could Get Awkward For Houston Astros
Roberto Osuna Acquisition Could Get Awkward For Houston Astros

So the zero-tolerance policy is in effect only for those who aren't sorry? "You deserve all that is coming your way". Tweeted McCullers: "This is the reality of domestic violence". In the same statement, Osuna used phrases such as "fresh start", "move forward" and "positive contribution", and he concluded, "I thank Jeff Luhnow and the entire Astr...

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  • Manchester United's Ander Herrera defends Jose Mourinho after criticism
Manchester United's Ander Herrera defends Jose Mourinho after criticism

But his exasperation over the failure to add to his squad has led to increasingly tense public statements, which have turned the spotlight firmly on Woodward. "I was surprised. When you have players like Ronaldo and Messi, you think they will stay with the club forever". MUTV is the only place to watch all of Manchester United's pre-season ma...

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  • Napoli interest in Manchester United's Matteo Darmian confirmed by president
Napoli interest in Manchester United's Matteo Darmian confirmed by president

The alternative hypothesis is Ed Woodward not placing enough emphasis on Mourinho's player demands or estimation for that matter, which makes the 1-year contract extension offer in January, in the middle of a troubled period - not to mention, nothing more than a wasted PR stunt.

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  • Leicester confident new Maguire deal will end Man Utd interest
Leicester confident new Maguire deal will end Man Utd interest

However, despite only signing for Barca in January, Mina looks set for a move away from Spain this summer with Wolves, Everton , Leicester and now Manchester United his likeliest destinations. The former Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Roma player has been unable to dislodge incumbent left-back Jordi Alba in two seasons at Camp Nou, managing ju...

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera heading to Phillies for Franklyn Kilome
Asdrubal Cabrera heading to Phillies for Franklyn Kilome

Cabrera , who's hit.277 with 18 bombs and 58 RBI, will steal at-bats all around the diamond in Philadelphia, filling in ably for Maikel Franco , Scott Kingery , and Cesar Hernandez at any position that's not first. The right hander was 4-6 with a 5.38 ERA in 19 starts this season for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils. The Phillies sent Double-...

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  • Nationals Willing to Trade Bryce Harper
Nationals Willing to Trade Bryce Harper

The Washington Nationals are making it known they are open to trading outfielder Bryce Harper , according to MLB .com's Mark Feinsand and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. He is a six-time All-Star, and the 2015 NL MVP. The Lerner family, which owns the team, has gushed over Harper like one of their own, and Harper himself got emotional when spea...

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  • Basilashvili wins 1st ATP title at Hamburg
Basilashvili wins 1st ATP title at Hamburg

Mayer had reached the German Championships final for the third time in five years after saving a match point on Saturday against Slovak qualifier Jozek Kovalik. Basilashvili told the official ATP World Tour website the win felt "unbelievable" and that it meant "so much to be the only player from Georgia to win an ATP title".

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  • Man United hopeful of making one more signing, says Mourinho
Man United hopeful of making one more signing, says Mourinho

Transfers are arguably chief among the issues as United have so far only managed to bring in Brazil midfielder Fred, raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant . It's not going to be very different. After past year, the Premier League clubs voted to move the transfer deadline back before the season started. What I don't agre...

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  • Willian to return to training with Chelsea on Wednesday
Willian to return to training with Chelsea on Wednesday

Yet the Brazilian has insisted he is happy at Chelsea . 'I'm very happy at Chelsea . Which makes reports that he failed to report back to the club for pre-season training on the expected date all the more unusual. However, the club are reported to be skeptical given the situation which unfolded last season when Atletico Madrid-bound Diego Co...

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  • Transfer: Higuain snubs Chelsea, accepts AC Milan's offer
Transfer: Higuain snubs Chelsea, accepts AC Milan's offer

Higuaín moved to Juventus in 2016 for €90m (£75m) and scored 40 goals in 76 Serie A appearances. Also, his arrival could mean the departure of either Danny Drinkwater or Bakayoko as both of them had a disastrous first season at Stamford Bridge.

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  • Man United players should consider curtailing holidays, Mourinho says
Man United players should consider curtailing holidays, Mourinho says

If it's not, it's not. "If not then we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have". United have been linked with Leicester's Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, while Mourinho has expressed an interest in Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar.

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  • Isner reaches eighth Atlanta final, will face Harrison
Isner reaches eighth Atlanta final, will face Harrison

The British number two is now sitting at a career-high of 73rd in the ATP World Rankings, and the left-hander has continued to impress with an extended run on his first outing since Wimbledon. Isner improved to 4-1 against Ebden, rebounding for a loss in the Australian Open. "I make breakfast in my own room, I go to the Publix next door, it reall...

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  • Two Americans Killed in Hit-And-Run While Cycling in Tajikistan
Two Americans Killed in Hit-And-Run While Cycling in Tajikistan

The group of seven bicyclists was riding in Danghara district, southeast of the capital Dushanbe, when they were struck by a vehicle and physically attacked by five armed suspects on Sunday, according to ABC News. "Because of privacy concerns, we are unable to share further details about the USA citizens". Police are also pursuing other suspects....

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  • International Champions Cup organiser understands Jose Mourinho frustration
International Champions Cup organiser understands Jose Mourinho frustration

It was probably because we played against my old team". The Brazilian midfielder Fred and Portuguese full-back Diego Dalot signed for the club, but Mourinho wants more signings to challenge the Premier League title next season. The three players appear to have shortened their close-season breaks, although it is unclear what pressure they may ...

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  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at sodden Hungaroring
Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at sodden Hungaroring

Instead, he plans to fine-tune his physical and mental fitness in readiness to turn up the heat in his closely-fought title duel with Sebastian Vettel next month. "Let's hope he doesn't get too excited and wants to go go-karting". I think we could go with Lewis today in terms of race pace. In a dramatic finish, Bottas lost control of his vehicl...

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  • Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte reflect on their defeats to Anthony Joshua
Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte reflect on their defeats to Anthony Joshua

What's AJ, seven right? "David is a great promoter and he looks after me, he's done a tremendous job getting me yet another great fight". "Dillian roughed me up and did everything he could for victory, came in and looked for those big shots".

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