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Toure to leave Manchester City at the end of the season

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Toure is out of contract at the end of the season and, as had been widely expected, he will not be offered a new deal by Guardiola. The Ivory Coast midfielder scored an incredible 20 goals in 35 Premier League appearances that season as City mounted a late surge to the title to deny Suarez and Liverpool in the final straight, but after his own impressive campaign, the individual award went to the Uruguay forward. Read More »

Rohit, Pandya bros take Mumbai home

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At the other end, Gayle got going by smashing Pandya for three fours in the fourth over. Punjab is performing balanced in all three departments. They don't have the "Orange Cap" or "Purple Cap" holders in their ranks but everyone has chipped in with impactful performances as and when required. Read More »

Pride on line for MI as Rohit & Co face KXIP

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Suryakumar Yadav provided Mumbai the ideal start with a sublime 57 off 42 deliveries while Ishan Kishan (25) and Hardik Pandya (23) helped lay the foundation. Mumbai , who have now won three out of their nine games, are tied on six points with RCB, Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. The opening stands in eight games has so far yielded: 7, 11, 102, 0, 1, 12, 69, 5. Read More »

Here's How Tiger Woods Shot Today

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So it was no surprise to see the keen fan grinning from ear to ear when Woods walked over to hand him a signed glove at the 17th hole. His ensuing putt lipped out hard, and while he dissected the par-5 that followed to make his third birdie of the day, Woods 3-putted from 15 feet on the 16th hole for bogey. Read More »

Ichiro Suzuki joining Mariners' front office

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The Seattle Mariners-the team that initially signed Suzuki out of Japan to great fanfare in 2001 and brought him back for a final bow this season-abruptly released him Thursday and announced he would transition into a front office role. "We really don't want him to change anything that he's doing right now, with the exception that he will not be playing in games". While Suzuki can't return to Seattle's roster this season, anything beyond 2018 is unknown. Read More »

Jacob deGrom leaves game with hyperextended right elbow

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The Braves are 11-5 in their last 16 games in NY and have won five of their last six games overall, including five of six on the road. But of far more importance is the fate of deGrom, their co-ace along with Noah Syndergaard . Mets manager Mickey Callaway confirmed the injury happened during that at-bat. The Mets should pass along an update later tonight about the nature of the injury. Read More »

Drake gets into altercation with Cavs player during National Basketball Association game

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The jawing resumed after the game. During a contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers , Drizzy offered the fade to Cavs center Kendrick Perkins and called him a "f*cking p*ssy" according to reports . Perkins explained that he told the Grammy victor, "Sit your ass down and watch the game". The Degrassi alum made light of the situation via Instagram shortly after, writing on journalist Elliott Wilson's post covering the incident, "I just said I liked the hem on his capris". Read More »

Jazz Beat Rockets 116-108, Even Series

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Utah, doing its best impression of the Rockets, made 15 three-point shots in game two. "I think we did a really good job of that". See what we did there with this point? He also hit his first 3-pointers of the playoffs and played hounding defense against the Rockets' All-Star backcourt. Read More »

Real Madrid reaches 3rd straight Champions League final

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These unconverted opportunities and errors culminated when keeper Sven Ulreich slipped at the beginning of the second half on a pass back and let Madrid's Karim Benzema capitalize on an easy tap-in. The visitors pressure paid off in the 63rd minute when James' shot rebounded back to the midfielder and he slotted home from what looked like an impossibly tight angle against his parent club, to give Bayern a lifeline. Read More »

Cricket Australia optimistic of India playing D/N Test

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Australia has hosted New Zealand , South Africa and England in day-night tests at Adelaide Oval, winning all three of the pink ball matches. The BCCI has been reluctant to play the day-night Test. India's two-month tour opens with three Twenty20s starting on November 21 at the Gabba followed by matches at the MCG and SCG. The T20 global at Carrara on November 17 will follow Australia's three one-dayers against the touring Proteas in Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. Read More »

Braden Holtby: In goal for Game 2

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby had a very rough series against the Pittsburgh Penguins a year ago. After the Capitals stormed back against the Columbus Blue Jackets thanks to their power-play and penalty kill, both units helped them get a win in Game 2. Read More »

Lack of a true top goalscorer has cost Chelsea - Antonio Conte

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Gary Cahill has warned Tottenham that Chelsea FC are out to crank up the pressure on them in the race for Champions League qualification. Antonio Conte believes Gary Cahill should be named in England's World Cup squad despite dropping the defender for Chelsea earlier this season. Read More »

NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers find a steal in Mason Rudolph

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While the situation seemed smoothed over by the end of the season, with Bryant playing a big role in the team's playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the writing was on the wall for Bryant's departure. Additionally, Washington became the 30th Cowboy to be selected in the first two rounds. As we all know, NFL Draft talk is not just confined to February, March, and April. Read More »

Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona after 22 years

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The midfielder was in tears during the announcement, which was attended by his Barcelona team-mates. "I'm nearly 34, I've left everything out on the field, I've given everything to the club, and if I couldn't give everything up to now, I wouldn't be happy". Read More »

NHL Second-Round Playoff Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

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Alex Tuch , Shea Theodore , Colin Miller and James Neal also scored, Reilly Smith and William Karlsson each had three assists, and Marchessault and David Perron added two each. "I thought we had the jump on them right away and that was a big part of the win tonight". With the Golden Knights coming off a similar type of break, having wrapped up a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Kings on April 17, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer didn't quite know how sharp both teams would be in the ... Read More »

Tampa Bay Lightning drops Game 1 to the Boston Bruins

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He made up for the lack of statistical success by drawing penalties and staying active in all three zones. The pressure was on for Rick Nash and Tuukka Rask entering Saturday's Game 1 road matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning . then in the third period, we saw the Rask we were missing all series and he made highlight save after save. We knew they were going to come out hard and we capitalized on our chances. Read More »

Iowa children's hospital congratulates Josh Jackson at 2018 NFL Draft

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I thought for sure the Packers might trade their final pick of the draft to move up and grab a holder, but Scott apparently did some of that with the Crimson Tide during his career. He had just one catch for eight yards as a freshman but garnered attention after hauling in 58 passes for 961 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore. Read More »

Fmr. NASCAR driver James Hylton & son killed in Franklin Co. crash

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The duo were returning to SC from Friday's ARCA race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The Georgia State Patrol and the Franklin County Coroner's office told WSPA in Spartanburg, S.C., that James Harvey Hylton, 83, and his son James Harvey Hylton Jr., 61, both of Inman, S.C., died at the accident scene. Read More »

Three Quick Thoughts From Thursday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose reflect on their second round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans , after some early trouble with the touchscreen! "We were exceptionally good today", added Dou, 215th in the FedExCup standings. The last alligator "was eating the rake basically, so we decided that we would not take the chance", Gooch said. While scores are expected to be higher on Sunday than on Saturday, they are not expected to be as high as they were on Friday. Read More »

Bellator-Emelianenko-Mir, 1st Ld,489

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Who do you think will emerge victorious when Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko square off in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals? "Dillon Danis said he was the "highest paid fighter in Bellator MMA , ' but I think he meant to say 'most un-athletic fighter in Bellator " and that was against a man with a losing record", Chandler wrote. Read More »

Why Champions League glory could see Liverpool LOSE Mohamed Salah - Jermaine Jenas

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Liverpool will rue their missed chances and poor late defending, but remain well on course for a first final in 11 years. "We will fight with all we have for that result again", the German said of the second leg in Rome. Mane blazed over when clean through on goal and then skewed wide when teed up by Firmino. Couple this with a fragile Liverpool defence and the obvious air of disappointment from fans and player's after what could have been, and Roma will feel they are in with a chance ... Read More »

Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Arsenal

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Arsenal and Manchester United will lock their horns on Sunday. Wembley brings me good luck. "I think that a team without a Brazilian isn't a team", Mourinho told ESPN Brazil. "I have never been an entire season without victories, so that means that if I don't win the FA Cup , the fact that I made it to the finals turns into only an "option". Read More »

Dwyane Wade On The Sixers: 'This Is The Future Of The NBA'

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Dwyane Wade 2017-18 Grade: B+. "That's not my focus, " he told reporters on Tuesday ". "Right after the game, it was like, 'If this was our last time going against each other, then it's been everything and more, ' but I'll give you guys a more in-depth analysis of his career if he decides to hang 'em up". Read More »

IPL 2018: Sakshi Dhoni demands another six from husband MS Dhoni

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Chasing a huge total in their 20 overs, Chennai lost Australian opener Shane Watson with just eight runs scored and then fell to 74-4 before a 101-run partnership between Rayudu and Dhoni turned the game. Luckily for Bangalore in Mandeep Singh they found their death overs hero, the right-hander contributing a 17-ball 32 (1x4, 3x6) to ensure that the home side didn't waste the excellent show at the top by De Kock and De Villiers. Read More »

Auston Matthews on his poor playoff production: 'frustrating'

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The Bruins can keep the Stanley Cup as their ultimate goal, and they may even soar all the way to June and hoist the chalice. Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game on a great individual effort in the third period as the Boston Bruins stormed back to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 on Wednesday in Game 7 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs . Read More »

Two held after violence ahead of match at Anfield

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And what I learned tonight is that we can win the second game as well, even when it will be different. Soon after came the forward's signature finish, a cute dink over advancing Roma goalkeeper Alisson for his 43rd goal in 47 games for Liverpool . Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits timing of Arsenal exit was out of his hands

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When asked by reporters why he chose to quit now, the 68-year-old simply said: "The timing was not really my decision, for the rest I've talked about already". I mentally know what's going on, what people are saying and I'm really happy about that. "Is there a ideal goodbye?" I will continue to work that's for sure. Read More »

Pelicans pick up Alvin Gentry's 2018-19 option

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In the loaded Western Conference, however, this only translated to a one-game advantage in regular season record over the Pelicans . The time of the game and the rest of the schedule for the series is still to be determined. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Pelicans have made a decision to exercise the $4 million option for the 2018-19 season on head coach Alvin Gentry. Read More »

Theo Walcott nets Everton's victor

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Yes I do. If we all work together, all stick together, slowly but surely we'll get there'. You can knock some of the passing that goes astray but you can't knock me for that, I don't pass the ball. "We did really well to be here to play against this team. They were fifteenth in the league and couldn't get a result for love nor money", Given said. Read More »

Mets Demote Matt Harvey to the Bullpen

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The Mets must soon create room in the rotation for left-hander Jason Vargas , now on the disabled list with a broken right hand. The Mets have relied on their pitching staff getting back to health after a disaster last season. "I have to suck it up and go out there and do everything I can to get things back in gear". Manager Mickey Callaway and the New York Mets haven't reached a decision on plans for struggling starter Matt Harvey . Read More »

Willie Snead leaves New Orleans for Baltimore

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New Orleans Saints have declined to match the offer made to wide receiver Willie Snead from the Baltimore Ravens . Though he only caught eight passes for 92 yards last season, the potential is there. His track record from the slot makes him a nice fit in Baltimore, where the other offseason WR additions - Michael Crabtree and John Brown - profile as perimeter threats. Read More »

Benjamin Mendy makes Manchester City return to boost World Cup hopes

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David Silva , Raheem Sterling , Kevin de Bruyne , Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season. City were already 3-0 up against Swansea at the Etihad on Sunday when they managed to win a penalty, with the crowd duly chanting in unison for the Brazilian 'keeper to step up and rattle it away. Read More »

Liverpool v Roma: Champions League preview, predicted line ups, plus more

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How can any Liverpool fan be unhappy right now? His arrival revitalized Liverpool . It has proved a significant piece of business. "We have some issues with the Financial Fair play but we think everything will be sorted soon". Eusebio Di Francesco's side produced a stunning fightback on their own turf to knock Barcelona out in the last round. The opponent that year: Liverpool . Read More »

Celtics' heartbreaking loss to Bucks in Game 4 teaches valuable lessons

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Now, this series looks like it is going seven games, and the Celtics do not appear to have any answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo , Khris Middleton and, somehow, Thon Maker . "We just got down early and were trying to fight back", he said. While their games differ, there are some common threads that from the outset bonded them in a way that stood out. Read More »

Two QB talk remains for Cleveland Browns

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What if the Giants trade the second pick? 7 (245) Arkansas State DL Dee Liner: I'm not sure I love any other pick more than this one, mostly for silly reasons. Find out why and who they pick above! They traded that pick a year ago as part of the deal to acquire Mahomes. If they trade back up into the back of the first round, it would probably be for a tackle such as Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey or one of the top running backs such as a Derrius Guide or Sony Michel if they think ... Read More »

Comparing Games 1 and 2 with 3 and 4

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The Capitals jumped out to a 1-0 lead when right winger Tom Wilson scored on a one-timer with 13:44 remaining in the first period. The Caps continued carrying the play and heavily outshot Columbus, adding to their lead with an Ovechkin strike early in the third. Read More »

Kucherov avoids penalty after landing high hit on Vatanen

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The New Jersey Devils need a victory here in order to force a game six on Monday. After a monster Game 3, Taylor Hall assisted on Palmieri's goal but didn't have a shot on goal through two periods. If there is one thing that David Puddy has taught us, it's that "you gotta support the team". LIGHTNING SCORE! Nikita Kucherov scores an unassisted goal. Read More »

ND, Alabama announce home-and-home series

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The Tide won that game, but trail in the series 5-2. Two of college football's most recognizable brands will get together for a two-game series a decade from now. The previous road meetings were both played in Birmingham (Legion Field in 1980 and 1986). It will be the first time the Irish and Crimson Tide have met in the regular season since a two-game series in 1986 and 1987. Read More »

Bajau 'Sea Nomads' First Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

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The Bajau people have spleens which are 50 percent larger than that of their land-dwelling counterparts the Saluan. Researchers have shown in 1990 that the spleen of Japanese divers contracted more than normal, which increased the oxygen level in the blood up to 9% during dives. Read More »