• Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test
Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

But it wasn't to be as the batsmen once again cut a sorry picture after mustering 107 in the first innings that lasted just 35.2 overs. No chance yet, then, of burn-out caused by five Tests in six weeks. I thought Ollie Pope batted really well in a challenging time. That followed a first-day washout in London on Thursday. WICKET! Keaton Jenni...

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  • Paul Pogba's Latest Comments Hint At Troubled Relationship With Mourinho
Paul Pogba's Latest Comments Hint At Troubled Relationship With Mourinho

Still, his relationship with Mourinho - who dropped the player on more than one occasion last season, including for a Champions League knockout tie against Sevilla - led to Pogba being questioned over whether he is happy at United. Mourinho also added that the club had to play against a team that spent more than United in the transfer window, while...

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  • Simona Halep powered into the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal
Simona Halep powered into the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal

A tired Simona Halep , upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The fluidness and handsome shot making Garcia showed in the Sharapova match was almost invisible when she played the no.

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  • Spurs boss Pochettino reacts to Rose axing
Spurs boss Pochettino reacts to Rose axing

Newcastle: Dubravka (7), Yedlin (6), Clark (6), Lascelles (6), Dummett (6), Diame (6), Shelvey (7), Ritchie (6), Perez (6), Kenedy (5), Joselu (6). Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez also endured a disappointing window as the Magpies made a large profit on their transfer activity so they'll face a hard task to improve on last seasons 10th-plac...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match
Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Emre Can, a summer signing from Liverpool, also appeared in the match which, remarkably, was won by the B team 3-2. Massimo Savelli from near Siena, some 450 kilometres to the south east, got up at 0600 to be in Villar Perosa for the first time in decades of supporting his team.

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  • Emery confirms Arsenal captain for the season
Emery confirms Arsenal captain for the season

He will play alongside Shkodran Mustafi and fans will want better performances than witnessed in pre-season. Also, they are building one team with security, with good players, with great stability, playing like they want, and we are starting.

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  • Sarri not aiming to repeat Napoli formula at Chelsea
Sarri not aiming to repeat Napoli formula at Chelsea

Courtois previously spent three seasons in Madrid on loan at Atletico, with a return to the Spanish capital proving to be an emotional move for all concerned. When quizzed about why Courtois failed to report to Chelsea training, his agent, Christophe Henrotay , attempted to justify his absence by claiming that he was stressed out by the sit...

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  • Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester
Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester

Pogba was pushed on his response and said that "if you're not happy, you can not give your best" when asked about what represents happiness and comfort for him. Mourinho showed the faith that he has in his midfielder by handing him the captain's armband against the Foxes and he took on the responsibility in fine fashion.

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  • Man United target Harry Maguire won't move in January - Leicester's Ben Chiwell
Man United target Harry Maguire won't move in January - Leicester's Ben Chiwell

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that English Premier League club Leicester City were held to a 1-1 draw by La Liga side Valencia on Wednesday evening, August 1. " Maguire had a fantastic tournament", Ferdinand said. "He is one of the best, there are a lot of good players from this World Cup, but he showed a good attitude like the ma...

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  • Pak govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran Khan
Pak govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran Khan

India accuses Pakistan of pushing in terrorists across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir to stoke terrorism in Kashmir and other parts of India, a charge Pakistan denies though it admits to supporting a "freedom movement" in Kashmir.

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  • Harry Kane starts for Tottenham Hotspur against Newcastle United
Harry Kane starts for Tottenham Hotspur against Newcastle United

When asked about his previous comments, Pochettino said the fact the club was able to keep stars like Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min while spending £1bn on a new stadium and redeveloping their training ground was "brave". The telltale sign that all was not well, though, was in his hold-up play as many of his lay-offs were misplaced. Manchester U...

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  • Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win
Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

The football didn't improve until the Italian delivered his team-talk, though - and they performed like a new team after the restart. "I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves".

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  • Man City boss Guardiola raps media: More to Premier League than Liverpool!
Man City boss Guardiola raps media: More to Premier League than Liverpool!

City broke a plethora of records on their way to the title last term, scoring more goals , amassing more points and finishing further clear of second place than any other team in Premier League history. 'The important thing is to be ourselves. "It's not about winning back-to-back, it's to be ourselves". After an exciting start to the Premie...

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  • UMd. head coach placed on leave
UMd. head coach placed on leave

Maryland is conducting an external investigation into offensive lineman Jordan McNair's death after a May workout. Like some investigative reporting, it relies on unnamed sources - specifically "two current Maryland players, multiple people close to the football program, and former players and football staffers".

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  • Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp
Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp

We saw the game against Chelsea , they are top quality. Now, he wants the add the Premier League to his CV. "Our aim is to win as many titles as possible". "The progress of this club and this team is getting higher every year". Now, we have to do it on the pitch. "It has to be our ambition to compete with the best".

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  • Maurizio Sarri: 'I must adapt to Chelsea'
Maurizio Sarri: 'I must adapt to Chelsea'

The Frenchman was replaced in the hole by new signing Jorginho , who has followed his manager from Napoli to south-west London. More flashes of what Chelsea fans can expect from "Sarri-ball" would have been anticipated and they received a brilliant example when Ross Barkley flicked Jorginho's pass into the run of Alonso, who won the pena...

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  • Jose Mourinho: I wanted to bring on Anthony Martial but couldn't
Jose Mourinho: I wanted to bring on Anthony Martial but couldn't

Football managers should be called now more head coaches. That is the way I think football is going. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title". 'Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or for some reason doesn't want to take it. Clearly there was some confusion about who ...

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  • Trump Tells NFL Anthem Kneelers to 'Be Happy, Be Cool!'
Trump Tells NFL Anthem Kneelers to 'Be Happy, Be Cool!'

The Miami Dolphins did not immediately return a request for comment. But after teams actually began instituting policies to fine players for kneeling, outrage led to the NFL suspending that policy and they're still working with the NFL Player's Association to determine the best course or action.

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  • England v India: second Test, day two
England v India: second Test, day two

When Woakes came to the crease England were, if not in trouble - India's capitulation on Friday for 107 meant that was already off the table - at the least undergoing the latest performance from a top order that refuses to be anything other than shaky.

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  • Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto
Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

Nadal, who lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals last month, beat former Grand Slam victor Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 (7-4) in Toronto. Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates on his way to defeating Novak Djokovic. "But the crowd on the grand stand, I think they helped me a lot because it was so ecstatic, it was so energetic becaus...

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