• Diego Costa: 'I must return to Atletico Madrid'
Diego Costa: 'I must return to Atletico Madrid'

The 28-year-old Spain worldwide had fallen out of favour with Chelsea's Italian coach, Antonio Conte , who reportedly asked him at the end of last season via a text message to search for another club, reports Efe. "I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here". "I've demonstrated I care for Atletico and have interest in playing for the...

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  • Super Falcons boss Florence Omagbemi nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association award
Super Falcons boss Florence Omagbemi nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association award

The Frenchman is rivalled by 11 club coaches, including Jose Mourinho, who won three titles with United, as well as two national team bosses. A final trio of nominees will now be decided by a combination of a public vote , which runs between August 21 and September 7, as well as input from national team captains, coaches and a panel of media rep...

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  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde admits Neymar's transfer affecting his team
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde admits Neymar's transfer affecting his team

Barca made Brazilian worldwide midfielder Paulinho their first signing since Neymar's departure from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros on Monday. Coach Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona can still win the Super Cup, saying his side do not feel weaker than Madrid. "We maintain our idea of going there and winning the game ...

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  • Cong to target state govt, state BJP, not Modi-Shah
Cong to target state govt, state BJP, not Modi-Shah

At the meet which lasted for almost 3 hours, Shah briefed 31 senior BJP leaders about the game plan which they should adopt moving into the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Satish, Shivprakash and B.L. Santosh also attended the meeting, that lasted almost two hours at the party's 11 Ashoka Road headquarters here. "Start preparations for winning these s...

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  • Hend shoots 66 to move into share of Fiji International lead
Hend shoots 66 to move into share of Fiji International lead

Singh may be an unexpected voice but he is not alone in wondering why Australia's top events have hovered around the $1.25 million-$1.5 million threshold for years and the once-revered Australian Masters has dropped off the map altogether in Melbourne.

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  • Buccaneers dominate first half in preseason victory over Jaguars
Buccaneers dominate first half in preseason victory over Jaguars

On the interwebs, it had one ESPN analyst predicting Bortles is well on his way to losing his job and finding himself with the Arizona Cardinals by next preseason as the team continues its search for Carson Palmer's replacement. The third-year pro missed field goal tries of 50 and 53 yards against the Patriots in the preseason opener. Henne ent...

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  • Childhood image shows Sigurdsson in Everton FC shirt
Childhood image shows Sigurdsson in Everton FC shirt

We are looking forward to it and expect a really good atmosphere". The 36-year-old has made 628 Premier League appearances in 21 seasons with Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton . He had an excellent season for the Swans previous year, scoring nine goals and registering 13 assists. "We still need to sign a striker", the Dutchman said...

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  • Barcelona forward Suarez out 4 weeks with right knee injury
Barcelona forward Suarez out 4 weeks with right knee injury

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that Real Madrid are not "invincible", despite a 5-1 aggregate defeat to last season's double winners in the Supercopa de Espana. The midfielder was already looking for a house in Castelldefels, a coastal town just outside of Barcelona , before the troubles began and the deal was off, when Los Blancos sw...

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  • Raiders corner Sean Smith charged with assault following incident near Los Angeles
Raiders corner Sean Smith charged with assault following incident near Los Angeles

The 30-year-old Raiders cornerback was arrested Thursday and charged with two felonies stemming from a July 4 incident involving his sister's boyfriend. The felony complaint also alleges Smith inflicted great bodily harm on the man, prosecutors said. In 2013 Smith signed three-year, $18 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, $11 million ...

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  • Everton claim win over Hajduk Split after delay for crowd trouble
Everton claim win over Hajduk Split after delay for crowd trouble

Everton and Hajduk Split players were led off the Goodison Park field midway through the first half after crowd trouble. Everton enjoyed a fine opening 45 minutes and led through goals from Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye , but they could not add to their lead after the restart and were reliant on goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a pair o...

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  • Marshawn Lynch Flips Metaphorical Finger at Anthem Protest Questions
Marshawn Lynch Flips Metaphorical Finger at Anthem Protest Questions

While it appears Lynch's motives for sitting through the national anthem will remain a mystery, former teammate Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks did the same thing Sunday night and it was in the name of racial injustice. Then he was asked if it'd matter to him if Raiders fans wearing his jersey sit or stand for the anthem. The response w...

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  • Record deal as Everton get their man
Record deal as Everton get their man

In essence, the Toffees forcdc Swansea's hand in this matter. Everton's pursuit has been a lengthy one but their manager is delighted to have a key transfer target in the building. The former pair have both enjoyed previous spells with the Welsh side. But the ex-Wales defender says Swansea are standing still and fears for their Premier Le...

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  • Seahawks and Justin Britt on the verge of new deal
Seahawks and Justin Britt on the verge of new deal

But not at center. In a post on Twitter, Britt wrote: "Thanks to the Seahawks, [franchise owner] Paul Allen, [general manager] John Schneider, [vice president of football administration] Matt Thomas and coach Carroll along with all my team-mates and the 12's for the support and making it all possible".

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  • Browns lobbying hard for future National Football League drafts with promotional video
Browns lobbying hard for future National Football League drafts with promotional video

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Goodell said Gordon's reinstatement is "not under active consideration to my knowledge". The commissioner responded when asked about Gordon at a fan forum in Cleveland. The league denied Gordon's reinstatement petition on May 11, two months after the embattled 26-year-old wideou...

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  • Barcelona star wants Coutinho and Dembele at the Nou Camp
Barcelona star wants Coutinho and Dembele at the Nou Camp

Goal reported on Friday that Liverpool are not shifting from their position that Coutinho is not for sale , despite the Brazil worldwide handing in a transfer request . Raf Honigstein suggests Ousmane Dembele moving to Barcelona is no guarantee, and explains Dortmund's looming predicament. Segura then told TV 3: "Until deals are closed I...

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  • Blow for Tottenham as Real Madrid bid for £36million target
Blow for Tottenham as Real Madrid bid for £36million target

Davinson could become Tottenham's first signing of the summer with Mauricio Pochettino's side still yet to bring in any new players - the only club in England's top four divisions yet to do so. "It appears things are now happening on the transfer front, with Ajax's Davinson Sanchez and Everton's Ross Barkley both in Spurs' sights". He missed the la...

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  • Manchester United to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic coaching role?
Manchester United to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic coaching role?

As Nemanja Matic was winning towering headers, intercepting passes, dribbling round opponents and generally running the midfield in his first Premier League game for Manchester United , imagine what Antonio Conte must have been thinking.

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  • Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning donate money to remove Confederate statue
Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning donate money to remove Confederate statue

The Buccaneers and Rays organizations have both previously supported removing the statue that now sits in front of the old Hillsborough County courthouse. The monument's status has been a contentious subject in Tampa and the county commissioners have held several votes in recent months on whether it should be removed.

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  • Teenager puts Liverpool on brink of Champions League group stages
Teenager puts Liverpool on brink of Champions League group stages

When asked about Jurgen Klopp's post-match suggestion that Liverpool allowed Hoffenheim to have the ball at times, Nagelsmann said: "No, I agree , we had the ball in many important spaces". Liverpool were 2-1 winners over German side Hoffenheim in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash on Tuesday night. "They are two p...

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  • 49ers Reuben Foster has new shoulder injury
49ers Reuben Foster has new shoulder injury

Injuries were to keep out eight players from Thursday's practice: defensive linemen DeForest Buckner (left ankle), Aaron Lynch (right ankle) and Ronald Blair (groin); linebacker Sean Porter (quad), cornerback Will Redmond (ankle), guard Joshua Garnett (knee) and safety Jimmie Ward (hamstring; physically-unable-to-perform list).

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  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto Deserves Better
Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto Deserves Better

The Cubs claimed a 2-0 first-inning lead when Rizzo bounced a base hit to left to bring home Jay and Bryant. Votto's offensive abilities, although not as traditional, still transition him from not only one of the best offensive first baseman in the Majors right now, but best ever .

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  • CEO Leaves White House Council Over Trump's Charlottesville Response
CEO Leaves White House Council Over Trump's Charlottesville Response

The president on Monday later said condemned groups tied to racism. At the time of writing, Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank had tweeted condemnation of the violence in Charlottesville from a company account, but had not left the council. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. "We've learned that as president, Mr. Trump is b...

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  • Man Utd: Paul Pogba relieved Neymar has removed his burden
Man Utd: Paul Pogba relieved Neymar has removed his burden

Pogba, 24, left Old Trafford for Turin on a free transfer in 2012 and spent four trophy filled years at Juventus before making his return for a world-record fee of £89m and with something to prove. Lindelof, 22, arrived from Portuguese champions Benfica in a £30million deal in the off-season but the Sweden global defender was left out of United's...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association introduced contenders for the title of coach of the year
Federation Internationale de Football Association introduced contenders for the title of coach of the year

Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery above to see FIFA's World Coach of the Year nominees. The initial nominees for Best Coach have also been released with Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane surely the early favourite to land the award.

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  • How Justin Thomas' girlfriend nearly missed his major moment
How Justin Thomas' girlfriend nearly missed his major moment

Justin Thomas got a huge boost in his quest for glory at the PGA Championship when a birdie putt dropped into the hole 10 seconds after stopping on the edge. One prodigy leaves the other behind and the other is left with a lifetime of wondering "what did he have that I didn't?". Thomas's reaction said it all.

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  • How Messi promised to make Neymar Ballon D'Or victor
How Messi promised to make Neymar Ballon D'Or victor

In a last ditch attempt by Messi and Luis Suarez to make Neymar stay the pair took the 25-year-old to one side at the Sheraton Parsippany hotel in New Jersey where the team were staying ahead of their game against Juventus in the Metlife Stadium in July.

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  • Aliko Dangote Wants To Buy Arsenal, Sack Wenger
Aliko Dangote Wants To Buy Arsenal, Sack Wenger

Even if things change I will take it and make the difference going forward". It's a great team, well-run. Nigerian businessman, Mr Aliko Dangote , is planning to fully enter into the American and European markets with an investment of about $50 billion.

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  • Former Alabama center Ryan Kelly to undergo foot surgery
Former Alabama center Ryan Kelly to undergo foot surgery

This is a huge blow for the Colts, seeing as he's one of their two best offensive linemen. Luck had shoulder surgery earlier this year and is on the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list. The former Alabama standout is not expected to be ready for the Colts' regular-season opener on September 10 against the Los Angeles Rams , the Ind...

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  • Trending: Luis Suarez out for a month as Barcelona struggle for signings
Trending: Luis Suarez out for a month as Barcelona struggle for signings

Speaking at the postmatch news conference, the Blancos coach said he was extra satisfied when he could shuffle his side and they still played just as well. Not only did he react negatively from the bench, he was also not very happy in the press conference following the game at the Bernabeu. "I am just thinking about helping the team and I am re...

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  • Chelsea will not abandon pursuit of England global despite fresh injury concern
Chelsea will not abandon pursuit of England global despite fresh injury concern

The Times claims that the 23-year-old could potentially be ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks due to a hamstring injury. The England worldwide has been ruled out for three months after tearing a hamstring in Everton training, something which was expected to ruin the midfielder's chances of moving away from Everton this summer.

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  • A Diego Costa loan to Everton isn't going to happen
A Diego Costa loan to Everton isn't going to happen

Costa also claims that Chelsea will force him to train with the reserve team if he returns from Brazil. It turns out that there is the impasse that Chelsea doesn't want to release me. According to the Express , Conte was involved in a stand-off with the Chelsea board this week, with the Italian reported to be focused on signing players lik...

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  • Superstar Shania Twain swingin' into New Orleans, June 2018
Superstar Shania Twain swingin' into New Orleans, June 2018

For more presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com . In the meantime, Twain debuted a new single "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , Wednesday (Aug. And she remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Twain is a five-time Grammy Award-winner. As Fallon annou...

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  • Liverpool target Dele Alli as Coutinho replacement
Liverpool target Dele Alli as Coutinho replacement

According to reports in Germany, Dortmund have yet to receive a second, improved offer for Dembele, but on Wednesday Barcelona general manager Pep Segura said the club were nearing a deal . Liverpool had earlier rejected two bids for the midfielder but with this transfer request, it would be hard to hold to the player. "Signings? We'll stre...

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  • Bulls, Dwyane Wade Expected To Reach Buyout 'In Next Few Months'
Bulls, Dwyane Wade Expected To Reach Buyout 'In Next Few Months'

Wade is now by far the most expensive player on the Bulls roster, as Robin Lopez is the only other one making more than $10 million next season, per Basketball Reference . Wade gets paid a buyout and will eventually land with a contender. That's the same rating LeBron James now enjoys, as shown in one of Wade's follow-up tweets, which also sho...

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  • Lions Detest Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally
Lions Detest Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Unlike the Lions' official logo, which is only light blue in color, the lion in the Getty Images photo is half red and half blue and includes some stars. Nearly immediately, the Red Wings released a statement on Twitter distancing themselves from the hate group and denouncing its use of the logo. The hockey fan site Russian Machine Never Break...

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