• Andy Murray breaks commemorative plate ahead of comeback at Shenzhen Open
Andy Murray breaks commemorative plate ahead of comeback at Shenzhen Open

In a tight second set all four of the opening service games went to deuce with both players forced to save break points. Murray now faces last year's Shenzhen Open victor, top seed and current world number 11 David Goffin of Belgium in second-round play on Thursday.

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  • Why the injury-riddled 49ers did not sign Eric Reid
Why the injury-riddled 49ers did not sign Eric Reid

And that's because Reid joined former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick posted Thursday on Twitter that Reid is a "social justice warrior (who) continues to support his family and communities in need". "I told you the reason we chose t...

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  • Senior Manchester United Players Frustrated With Jose Mourinho
Senior Manchester United Players Frustrated With Jose Mourinho

The unsavoury scenes came less than 24 hours after Mourinho confirmed that he had stripped the Frenchman of the vice-captaincy at United , despite him only handing him the role at the beginning of the season as recognition for Pogba's willingness to return to action early following the World Cup this summer.

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  • Croatia’s Luka Modric wins Fifa best player of the year award
Croatia’s Luka Modric wins Fifa best player of the year award

Ronaldo scored 15 goals in the Champions League last season and after Real Madrid's success over Liverpool in the final, it seemed inevitable that The Best award was headed his way. On Monday evening, FIFA had their annual FIFA Best Awards in London, England, and from the name alone you can guess the goal of the highlight event.

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  • Tiger Woods reveals what Rory McIlroy said to him on 18th hole
Tiger Woods reveals what Rory McIlroy said to him on 18th hole

Tiger Woods , fresh from his first PGA Tour victory in five years, is in full swing ahead of the Ryder Cup . "It's been tough", Woods said after the event. Woods was previously listed at 12 to 1, alongside Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas , with Jordan Spieth (10 to 1) listed as the favorite. He was also awarded the PGA Player of the Y...

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  • Arsenal boss Emery happy with 2-goal Welbeck: Contract talks?
Arsenal boss Emery happy with 2-goal Welbeck: Contract talks?

The Gunners will welcome fourth-placed Watford to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday knowing that a win would hoist them above the Hornets. When he's playing with a performance like today he's helping the team and it gives us more [choices for the first 11] in the next matches .

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  • Tottenham boss Pochettino: We became complacent after Man Utd win
Tottenham boss Pochettino: We became complacent after Man Utd win

Brighton had a goal ruled out for offside, strong claims for a penalty of their own waived away, and missed a huge chance when Knockaert fired straight at Paulo Gazzaniga with just Spurs " third-choice "keeper to beat. "But maybe [against Inter] because we didn't know [Matteo] Politano and [Mauro] Icardi, we didn't feel that pressure that we fe...

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  • Miami Heat All-Star Could Be Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade
Miami Heat All-Star Could Be Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade

None of the original three teams on his list have a star player to give Minnesota in return. Tom Thibodeau , the Wolves president of basketball operations and head coach, has said publicly that he is working on dealing Butler but will only do what's best for his team.

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  • Kelly Bryant says he's leaving Clemson after benching
Kelly Bryant says he's leaving Clemson after benching

NCAA rules permitted him to play in four games this year. Lawrence's first start will be Saturday at home against Syracuse . A player can play in up to four games during a season but still keep their year of eligibility and redshirt. With the Sooners losing Kyler Murray to professional baseball next season, Bryant would come in right away and co...

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  • Tiger Woods wins again
Tiger Woods wins again

Recap: Woods wins Tour Championship * Tiger Woods rules golf again with title win * 'Tigermania' chaos at 18 at East Lake * Can Tiger Woods win a major again? "Sam is still ahead of me", Woods said in his post-round press conference.

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  • Liverpool legend Carragher: Man Utd won't finish in top 4
Liverpool legend Carragher: Man Utd won't finish in top 4

Counting three points for a win throughout history, this has never happened before since the... Arsenal have not yet become one of the contenders for the coveted English Premier League trophy, but they certainly have made some visible improvements under the tutelage of Unai Emery , who replaced Arsene Wenger at their helm.

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  • Paul Pogba With A Sly Dig At Jose Mourinho?
Paul Pogba With A Sly Dig At Jose Mourinho?

Lou Macari believes that Manchester City and Liverpool are displaying the kind of football Manchester United should be playing at the moment. "We're at home and we should play much better against Wolves", Pogba said (via the Daily Mirror ).

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  • Derby boss Lampard shocked in 'good way' after beating Mourinho's United
Derby boss Lampard shocked in 'good way' after beating Mourinho's United

That has inevitably not gone down well with widespread reports on Tuesday claiming Mourinho has told Pogba he will not wear the captain's armband again and the Portuguese also took other players to task in his programme notes prior to the EFL Cup clash with Derby .

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  • Jimmy Butler Trade Saga: Dan Gilbert, Cavaliers Reportedly Very Interested
Jimmy Butler Trade Saga: Dan Gilbert, Cavaliers Reportedly Very Interested

Butler skipped media day Monday, and is expected to miss training camp as he waits for the Timberwolves to find a deal. Thibodeau, it seems, is hoping Butler will at least consider playing out that free-agency season in Minnesota. But Towns merely chalked that up to "very awkward", coincidental timing, saying that Butler's decision - or the cho...

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  • Karolina Pliskova upsets Naomi Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open
Karolina Pliskova upsets Naomi Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open

Prior to the final, Pliskova had spent 419 minutes on court, more than any other player and nearly twice as long as Osaka , but the Japanese player soon wilted and was unable to match the brilliance that secured her a first Grand Slam title.

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  • 49ers confirm Jimmy Garoppolo tore ACL, out for the season
49ers confirm Jimmy Garoppolo tore ACL, out for the season

One quarterback who won't be brought in is former 49ers starter Colin Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with San Francisco in March 2017 after Shanahan decided he wanted to go with a style of offence that didn't fit Kaepernick's game.

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  • Moyes: Klopp's Liverpool not as good as Rafa's Reds
Moyes: Klopp's Liverpool not as good as Rafa's Reds

It is one competition we have to play, not four, so that's how we will take it; with all concentration, with all focus, with all intensity. Dejan Lovren , having recovered from injury, could join Mignolet in getting a first run out of the season while Virgil van Dijk is being monitored after coming off in Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton du...

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  • Mohamed Salah wins FIFA Puskas Award
Mohamed Salah wins FIFA Puskas Award

Lionel Messi also had a chance of winning it, for his goal against Nigeria for Argentina in the World Cup in Russian Federation. Mohamed Salah does not deserve to win the 2018 Fifa Puskas Award , according to Twitter . Let us know in the comments. He wrote: '#puskasaward has lost a lot of credibility for me tonight! Former Chelsea goal...

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  • Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he'll never captain Manchester United again
Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he'll never captain Manchester United again

Asked what is stopping United attacking more, Pogba said: "I can't tell you because I'm a player". Mourinho was critical of United's display following the 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford at the weekend, with speculation suggesting Pogba was at the centre of his ire after losing the ball in the build-up to the visitors' equaliser.

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  • New Raptor Green far more than just the buffer for Leonard
New Raptor Green far more than just the buffer for Leonard

Raptor DeMar DeRozan and young centre Jakob Poeltl go to Texas - it was inevitable that in the absence of sound would flow the thunder of doubts. "Listen, I'm amazed sometimes sitting there on that bench on how hard he plays and how badly he wants to win". DeRozan was a fan favourite in Toronto, but struggled repeatedly at times in the playo...

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