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U.S. urges Kurds to call off independence vote

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On June 7, Barzani announced his intention to hold a referendum on the independence of the Kurdish region and the disputed areas outside the region on September 25. However, Kurdish officials say they will use it to pressure the Iraqi government in Baghdad to come to the negotiating table and formalize their independence bid. Read More »

World XI bowl in decider; Hasan Ali returns for Pakistan

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In the first game, Pakistan won by 20 runs which marked the return of worldwide cricket to the hosts. The innings ended with the greens giving the World XI a target of 184 for the loss of four wickets. Others never got going in a shaky chase which saw three World XI batsmen run out. David Miller (32 off 29 balls) and Darren Sammy (24 off 23 balls) played steady knocks, but a disciplined performance by the bowlers clinched the game for hosts. Read More »

President Trump praises rapid response to Irma in Florida

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Bush received for his administration's slow and inefficient response to 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Mr Trump also complimented Florida Governor Rick Scott's response to the crisis, and said he should run for the U.S. His visit came as British Prime Minister Theresa May announced an extra £25 million ($33.2 million, 27.2 million euros) in aid for Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. returns to practice

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That did nothing to help the Giants, but it did extend Marshall's streak with at least one reception to 160 games in which he has played. Eli Manning is looking to overcome last weeks game in Dallas and shine in the home opener: EAST RUTHERFORD , N.J. Read More »

'Last Chance U' star charged in connection with Tennessee homicide

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Will be updated.Former Indiana football player Camion Patrick is one of four men facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the July 25 stabbing of an 18-year-old from Tennessee. Currently, Patrick is being held at the Monroe County Correctional Center in Bloomington, Ind., and Wright is being held at the Blount County Justice Center in Maryville, Tenn. Read More »

Andre Ayew fires West Ham to first win of the season

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We started with three away games and three defeats and this was a must win game. We stopped them from creating anything. It was also newly-promoted side Huddersfield's first defeat of the season. "We won recently a few big ones, like Swansea , Spurs and tonight, that is why I am positive". "To be fair, I came into the zone where I don't care about that - not in a negative way, I care about the team - but I saw them really focused". Read More »

Iwobi Excited As Arsenal Face Cologne In Europa League

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Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock are in line for their senior debuts. Despite a history of injury problems, mostly concerning his fragile ankle, Wenger believes there are positives Wilshere can take from so many lay-offs if he has the right mentality to do so. Read More »

Sergio Dipp becomes national hero after groundbreaking 'MNF' sideline report

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Mowins, who became just the second woman to call an National Football League game , dragged him through a night that seemed more like a preseason dress rehearsal than a Week 1 showtime (though Dipp helped that feeling). The regular " Monday Night Football " broadcast team of announcers Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters covered the first game. Read More »

Cardinals RB David Johnson to undergo wrist surgery

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The initial report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated that Johnson could either "miss a "few weeks" or 'half the season or more , '" which would be the case if the wrist was fractured. Injuries are a reality for all 32 National Football League teams. La Canfora added that Johnson will be brought in to add backfield depth following the wrist injury suffered by starter David Johnson in Week 1. Read More »

Monaco's Thomas Lemar to join Manchester United in January

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Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco in January, according to reports in England. Despite those offers, Monaco chose not to sell the attacker, with Vasilyev saying the biggest difference was the financial state of the club in 2015, when they were in danger of failing to meet FFP. Read More »

Shahid Afridi feels Indian players would have further strengthened the World XI

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Pakistan has not hosted top-level worldwide cricket since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff. "We are looking forward to seeing a lot of you watching the great cricket that we are going to put on show and we had a warm welcome already", he said on arrival. Read More »

UFC 215: Results and best moments

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In the UFC 215 main event, we saw UFC women's bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes score a razor-close win over surging challenger Valentina Shevchenko . Nunes indicated she was suffering from sinusitis and didn't want to fight at less than 100 percent against a tough challenger whom she controlled for two rounds before tiring and holding on for a decision against a year ago. Read More »

Lions Rookie WR Kenny Golladay is KILLING IT

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Jones had a very productive first year with Matthew Stafford , catching 55 passes for 930 yards and scoring four touchdowns. The throw had been intended for Golden Tate , but the receiver was knocked off his route by a nasty jam by linebacker Josh Bynes, resulting in the easy turnover. Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. likely out for Giants' season opener in Dallas

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, former quarterback for both teams , facing Giants for fifth time in seven openers. Although the New York's defense will likely give Prescott and the Cowboys' offense some trouble in Week 1, potentially not having Beckham on the field changes the dynamic of this game. Read More »

Man City vs. Liverpool all about absentees Sterling and Coutinho

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Coutinho trained with his team-mates at Melwood last week in the lead-up to Liverpool's clash with Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon - but was not included in the squad for the game. The winger has been linked with a move away from City in recent reports, but from the manager's standpoint, he is still very much a wanted player at the club. Read More »

Man Utd ace Lukaku 'very grateful for second Mourinho opportunity'

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is coming back for Manchester United . They splashed out £75 million on Lukaku over the summer, but having another proven alternative - allowing for rotation or a tactical tweak to a two-man frontline - will give Mourinho useful options during what promises to be another hectic campaign. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho could return to Liverpool squad for Manchester City clash

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Coutinho stayed put at Anfield and will now look to reintegrate into the Reds set-up. Coutinho's arrival back at Melwood is his first appearance since departing for the worldwide break, and he will now link up with the first-team ahead of their clash with Manchester City on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League . Read More »

Ohio State RB Mike Weber Shows off Custom LeBron James Cleats

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And even though Ohio State lost some great players from last year's team, this is still a bona fide championship contender playing at home. At 10-2, they had reeled off 9 wins in a row since the Ohio State debacle. "It's always a hard process when you turn a basketball shoe into a cleat, so we finally was able to find a shoe that fits the Nike lab football cleat". Read More »

Pablo Carreno Busta makes 1st major semifinal, will face Kevin Anderson

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He will next meet the victor of the night match between South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson and 17th-seeded American Sam Querrey . Anderson's win ended the U.S. It's something that I always dreamed of but never think I can arrive here. "I know that I didn't win matches against top players, top-10 or top-20 players, but I am very happy with my tournament". Read More »

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

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Schwartzman is playing some of his best tennis in 2017 and has reached the fourth round of a major for the first time in his career. Awaiting him in the next round is the 16th-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille , a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victor Friday afternoon over Kazahkstan's Mikhail Kukushkin . Read More »

Andrew Luck 'unlikely' to play Week 1

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While it was encouraging that the Colts activated Luck off PUP and to the active roster Saturday, that doesn't indicate when he'll be ready for game action. "Going into this year, you're going to see a lot of new faces. I kind of stay in my lane". Owner Jim Irsay cast serious doubt on Luck's availability for the Rams game. Read More »

Froome ticks off another summit finish to boost historic Vuelta bid

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Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez was 27 seconds back in second with Nibali snatching third from Froome as they both finished 31 seconds behind Majka. Russia's Ilnur Zakarin attacked in the final kilometre to take second, 36 seconds back, and also climb ahead of Wilco Kelderman into third overall. Read More »

Sloane Stephens steps into US Open quarterfinals

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The tennis fraternity is still divided over the USTA handing Sharapova, ranked 146 in the world, a wildcard into the main draw. The 2017 US Open, already lacking in star power due to the absence of Serena Williams , Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, has suffered high casualties among seeded players. Read More »

LSU dominates BYU, 27-0

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The BYU offense managed a measly 97 total yards, jjust six first downs and failed to even cross midfield against #13 LSU in a 27-0 loss to the Tigers at the Superdome in New Orleans. "Here's the deal", Orgeron said. "But it goes to show you the hard work he did all summer, and he learned, he studied". He learned. He studied. The game was supposed to be played in Houston, but was moved because of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

Tottenham signing Llorente dreaming of trophies with Spurs

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Here's a question: what do Romelu Lukaku , Alex Sandro, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fernando Llorente and Ross Barkley have in common? Llorente, a World Cup victor with Spain, scored 15 goals last season as Swansea successfully avoided relegation. Read More »

The NFL's Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence investigation is an absolute mess

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League spokesman Brian McCarthy on Friday disputed a key claim in a lawsuit filed by the players' union on behalf of Elliott seeking to vacate an upcoming ruling on an appeal. In addition, they planned on noting his refusal to allow them to question Thompson during the appeal hearing, as well as his decision to bar the introduction of notes and material investigators gathered while interviewing her. Read More »

Davide Zappacosta joins Chelsea in £23M deal

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Torino could accept Chelsea's late bid but they need to find a replacement for Zappacosta before. The England global signed a five-year deal with Chelsea and adds experience to a thin midfield after multiple departures this summer. Both deals were concluded in the final hours of the transfer window, strengthening a Chelsea squad that had looked thin early on this season. "I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my teammates and the supporters". Read More »

Drinkwater asks to leave Leicester amid Chelsea bids

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The England global has already been subject to failed bids by the reigning Premier League champions, but it is thought that a bid of £40m would clinch the deal. Drinkwater's performances lacked conviction and he was merely average on several occasions. The 27-year-old midfielder was a key part of the Leicester's Premier League-winning side in 2015-16, alongside N'Golo Kante, who has been a big hit since arriving at Chelsea. Read More »

County cricket match abandoned as 'crossbow bolt' lands on field

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Fans urged to move indoors. "Let's hope it's a couple of people who will feel pretty ashamed in the morning when they realise what happened". The projectile, which is now in the possession of the Metropolitan Police, is thought to have been fired into the ground from outside the boundary walls and landed near Surrey fielder Ollie Pope. Read More »

Sharapova, a Momentary Underdog, Is Hunting Wins Again

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Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion and last month's Wimbledon runner-up, ousted 105th-ranked American Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Sharapova insisted that she took the drug for years because of a magnesium deficiency and family history of diabetes. Maria Sharapova was forced to fight back from a set down to defeat Timea Babos and reach the third round of the US Open on Wednesday. Read More »

Facebook Debuts Trailer for its Ball Family Reality Show

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LaVar Ball and his three basketball sons continue to be media darlings. "You have to go online to get a sense of how viral it really is". "We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn't typically seen", LaVar said in a statement in regards to the show. Read More »

Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled due to Hurricane Harvey

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The game, which was originally scheduled for Houston, was moved to Arlington. "And I'm not sure it would have been fair to do so". The team has been practicing this week at the Cowboys' facility in Frisco, Texas. He set up a YouCaring.com campaign with an initial goal of $100,000 on Sunday, and it's grown substantially since. It's bigger than any of us. We'll wait and see what that announcement is. Read More »

Paris St-Germain, Monaco Agree Loan Deal For Striker Kylian Mbappe

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France boss Didier Deschamps has claimed that Kylian Mbappe will be joining another Ligue 1 club before the transfer window closes. "The idea is to win the Champions League". We will try to help [the clubs understand the rules]. Mbappe has been targeted by a number of clubs after bursting onto the scene last season with Monaco . Read More »

Cilic viewing Murray's absence as a 'great opportunity' to win US Open

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There is a chance that he could follow the footsteps of last year's finalists, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, who have also made a decision to end their season due to injury. Instead, Federer and Nadal stay in the same half with fifth seed Marin Cilic taking over Murray's slot in what is clearly a much weaker section. Read More »

Manchester City Offer Star Player As Part Of Alexis Sanchez Deal

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Raheem Sterling has started the 2017/18 season well, scoring twice already, and racked up a grand total of 10 goals and 21 assists in all competitions last season. It looks like Alexis Sanchez is finally on his way out of Arsenal with Manchester City in pole position to secure the Chilean's signature. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka said he could not go out of his house here after his team's embarrassing 0-4 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. Read More »