• US Open 2017: Venus Williams to meet Petra Kvitova in quarter-finals
US Open 2017: Venus Williams to meet Petra Kvitova in quarter-finals

The 37-year-old American is the oldest woman left in the singles tournament. "I think still my hand is not 100 per cent ready, so I do feel I have space to improve", Kvitova said. "When I started playing at Wimbledon - that was my first tournament back - my foot, I wasn't really sure", said Stephens, who is in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the ...

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  • Is too much time off a legitimate concern for Le'Veon Bell?
Is too much time off a legitimate concern for Le'Veon Bell?

Neither Conner nor Watson offers much as a pass catcher, suggesting Bell will hop right into his usual role as a three-down workhorse. In four seasons with the Steelers , Bell has only played in all 16 games once. There was more than a little irony in the fact Le'Veon Bell's first practice with the Steelers for the 2017 season came on Labor Day....

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  • MRI reveals no structural damage on Paul Goldschmidt's ailing elbow
MRI reveals no structural damage on Paul Goldschmidt's ailing elbow

Shocked, no. But it's one of those things. Bauer (15-8) gave up two runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over 61/3 innings. "Shocked, no", he said . He allowed four runs in 6-1/3 innings. Hill did too, giving up two hits and striking out nine in six innings. YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 4 Starlin Castro homered and drove in three r...

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  • Anderson books US Open semifinal berth
Anderson books US Open semifinal berth

The US Open quarterfinal match between American Sam Querrey and South Africa's Kevin Anderson Tuesday will be the tallest Grand Slam quarterfinal, semifinal or final in the Open era. But the stands gradually cleared up as the match was sent deep into the night. Big-serving South African ace Kevin Anderson enjoyed a significant breakthrough ...

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  • Christophe Berra is head boy in Scotland's Malta stroll
Christophe Berra is head boy in Scotland's Malta stroll

The Celtic star, who was walking a suspension tightrope because a booking would have seen him miss next month's crucial clash with Slovakia, insisted: "He did spit on me, he is a terrible b*****d". "We knew we had to win our game and then just hope they gave us a helping hand", Brown added. He said: "The Slovakia game will be massive now, hopef...

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  • Red Sox Used Apple Watch to Steal Yankees' Signals
Red Sox Used Apple Watch to Steal Yankees' Signals

The scheme had apparently been going on for several weeks. He didn't comment about possible penalties. "We will conduct a thorough investigation of the charges on both sides". So, if Boston was using an Apple Watch to steal signals, that is a definite violation. "No chance", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. It seems Red Sox personnel wat...

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  • U.S. salvages precious World Cup qualifying point to offset ugly performance
U.S. salvages precious World Cup qualifying point to offset ugly performance

Honduras scheduled this match to take place in the daytime, the same way they did in 2013 when they beat Klinsmann's US side 2-1 on the road to the World Cup in Brazil. USA striker Jordan Morris , left, and Henry Figueroa of Honduras . Pulisic and Dempsey celebrating after the Borussia Dortmund star scored just fifteen seconds into the secon...

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  • Florida State drops to No 10 in latest AP Poll
Florida State drops to No 10 in latest AP Poll

Michigan AthleticsThe Wolverines dominated defensively in Saturday's matchup with Florida. What about the not-so-stellar efforts by the Pac-12 's top two teams? No. As in the coaches' poll , UF and FSU (10th in the media poll) are the only ranked teams with a loss. The Associated Press began its college football poll on October 19, 1936,...

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  • Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO
Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO

A decision likely will come down after this is posted , but it would be a massive surprise if Elliott isn't still suspended at least a few games. Tomlin acknowledged his All-Pro running back is "in great physical condition" and is a "football-sharp guy".

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  • Jose Mourinho makes a very good point about Romelu Lukaku's transfer fee
Jose Mourinho makes a very good point about Romelu Lukaku's transfer fee

While cup competitions are all about on the day performances, the Premier League is far more like a marathon as the former Chelsea man says. Legendary United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, holds the all-time record with 194 games, while Mourinho has managed 133 matches in Europe's elite tournament to date.

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  • Star Sports bag IPL media rights for record Rs. 16000 crore
Star Sports bag IPL media rights for record Rs. 16000 crore

Facebook's bid for just the digital rights for streaming IPL within India for a period of five years was reportedly the highest that was received. "You have seen how fierce and competitive the BCCI cricket rights are". DishTV said that the Star India holding all the cricket broadcasting rights is anticompetitive and anti-consumer.

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  • Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather stopped due to 'mild traumatic brain injury'
Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather stopped due to 'mild traumatic brain injury'

Paddy Power alone would have had to pay out no less than £10 million. Floyd Mayweather Jr . blocks a punch from Conor McGregor during the first round of their fight at T-Mobile Arena, Saturday, Aug. McGregor yield an increase of 530% in total stakes and 375% in total number of bets over the previous record betting fight between Mayweather and ...

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  • Andreas Pereira signs contract extension
Andreas Pereira signs contract extension

Pereira has spent last season on loan with La Liga side Granada and will spend the current campaign with Valencia , whom he joined on transfer deadline day. 'The manager is building a great team here and I want to be part of that as soon as possible '. Despite suffering relegation whilst on loan with Granada last season, a string of impre...

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  • Sri Lanka vs India 5th ODI: Kohli's 110* completes 5-0 whitewash
Sri Lanka vs India 5th ODI: Kohli's 110* completes 5-0 whitewash

However, the huge target made the hosts far away as team India won the fourth ODI leading the series 4-0. At one stage we were looking at 260-270. Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just an fantastic cricketer, he is also a sportsman who has a keen eye for everything that happens on the field.

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  • Indian troops martyr two youth in Occupied Kashmir
Indian troops martyr two youth in Occupied Kashmir

The militants were trapped and finally killed after about an hour of shooting. The terrorist was later identified as Naeem and Aashiq by the police. Meanwhile, The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector on Monday.

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  • Georgia Tech: Three Keys To Game 1 With Prediction
Georgia Tech: Three Keys To Game 1 With Prediction

Though the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looked to be in the driver's seat against the Tennessee Volunteers all game, it was Rocky Top that came out on top in double overtime, 42-21. "We did exactly what we wanted to do offensively", he said. We'll begin to get answers to those questions tonight. Jones said. "He sparked us". Not dejection, even...

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  • Black is back: Hokies, WVU renew Black Diamond Trophy rivalry
Black is back: Hokies, WVU renew Black Diamond Trophy rivalry

Jackson didn't turn the ball over, consistently found senior wideout Cam Phillips (7 catches, 135 yards), and fell short in one respect: third downs. He'll grind it out and find a way to take the game into the fourth quarter. Jackson quickly made a strong impression, using both his arm and legs to move the Hokies' offense up the field.

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  • Wenger: Lemar Rejected Arsenal, But We Will Try Again
Wenger: Lemar Rejected Arsenal, But We Will Try Again

Wenger's side began their new league campaign with a 4-3 victory at home to Leicester, before losing 1-0 at Stoke and 4-0 at Liverpool . "When I see them play - and I see them a lot - they seem to play without motivation", Petit said . Lemar rejecting Arsenal is apparently just a speed bump for the intrepid transfer dealings of Arsene Wenger...

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  • US Open: Cilic crashes out; Shapovalov in last-16
US Open: Cilic crashes out; Shapovalov in last-16

Marin Cilic suffered a shock third-round exit at the US Open as he was stunned by Diego Schwartzman. "I think many players are doing well this week, and they are taking the opportunities because many players are injured this week". "The month of August", Shapovalov said, "has been absolutely life-changing for me". Anderson has till now won all 4...

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  • 29 people have died in Shropshire while waiting for an organ
29 people have died in Shropshire while waiting for an organ

NHS Blood and Transplant surveys show more than 80% of people support organ donation but only around 49% of people have ever talked about it. Across Lancashire, 134 people have died while on the waiting list in the past decade, with 133 now in need of a life-saving transplant.

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  • Lopez shows grit to win mountain stage as Froome extends Vuelta lead
Lopez shows grit to win mountain stage as Froome extends Vuelta lead

He also moved up to sixth overall at 2:51 off Froome's pace. Riders face another tough test in the southern mountains on Sunday. The peloton may regret its inability to apply more pressure on Froome when he showed signs of wavering, but all credit will go to Majka following one of the gutsiest performances witnessed so far in the 2017 Vuelta a ...

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  • 2nd Test, Day 1: Bangladesh were 70/3 at Lunch against Australia
2nd Test, Day 1: Bangladesh were 70/3 at Lunch against Australia

Australia now risk dropping to sixth in Test rankings if they lose the second Test. Dropped: Usman Khawaja has made way for Hilton Cartwright. Meanwhile, O'Keefe's recall completes a stunning turnaround for the NSW spinner, who is suspended for the upcoming JLT One-Day Domestic Cup in October after an alcohol-related incident at a Cricket New S...

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  • Centurion Kohli steers India to 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka
Centurion Kohli steers India to 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka

Team India registered a 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series against Sri Lanka , with MS Dhoni inflicting his 100th stumping of career and what unfolded afterwards was spectacular to watch. "These habits are very hard to create, and once we create them, then you take it easy, it can come back to hurt you". "We have to improve all three departments,...

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  • Redskins place Su'a Cravens on non-football exempt list
Redskins place Su'a Cravens on non-football exempt list

The Washington Redskins almost lost their 22-year old safety this weekend - not to an injury or a suspension, but to retirement. He said that he had enjoyed playing with them, but was retiring on Sunday and ended the text message with, "Peace out", and then removed himself from the group chat.

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  • Broos admits Cameroon's World Cup hopes are over after Nigeria defeat
Broos admits Cameroon's World Cup hopes are over after Nigeria defeat

Mikel himself then made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute, shooting into the roof of the Cameroon goal after Ighalo deftly allowed Victor Moses' corner-kick to reach him. South Africa have struggled for consistency in recent years, and they failed to build on their recent fine form despite taking the lead through Tokelo Rantie's 14th-minute effort.

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  • Kvitova downs Muguruza to reach quarter-finals
Kvitova downs Muguruza to reach quarter-finals

I will try my best. Not only was she hitting well and landing her shots, Kvitova was playing smart tennis. You can just dream about it, but when you there, it's just different. Playing in only her eighth tournament this year, Kvitova could be short of match practice but not confidence at the U.S. Open. Their most recent match, a third-round encou...

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  • Coleman never doubted Woodburn's loyalty to Wales
Coleman never doubted Woodburn's loyalty to Wales

And while it was a tad odd to see another player other than Gareth Bale pop up with the game-winning magic, the Real Madrid superstar did produce a delightful double nutmeg on two Austria defenders. Aaron Ramsey spurned two good chances in the first half before his powerful half-volley was blocked from 12 yards out at the start of the second hal...

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  • Romelu Lukaku is 'perfect player' for Manchester United says Everton's Wayne Rooney
Romelu Lukaku is 'perfect player' for Manchester United says Everton's Wayne Rooney

Asked if Lukaku would win the golden boot this season, Saha - a victor of two Premier Leagues and the Champions League with United - said: "I think so, he looks like he has got all the players around him to fit him". Former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy said: " Harry Kane to me looks like a great professional, somebody who works hard t...

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  • Denny Hamlin Wins at Darlington, Martin Truex Jr. Clinches Regular Season Title
Denny Hamlin Wins at Darlington, Martin Truex Jr. Clinches Regular Season Title

He also is a former victor at the track . Jenkins High School graduate Anthony Lanier, a second-year defensive lineman out of Alabama A&M, made the Washington Redskins' roster as expected. Toyota won three of the last four Southern 500's, heading into Sunday evening's race , including the last two. But as the season progressed, his chances s...

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  • Shane Duffy backs Georgia to help Republic of Ireland qualification hopes
Shane Duffy backs Georgia to help Republic of Ireland qualification hopes

The attacker slipped the ball into the path of Valeri Qazaishvili , who placed it calmly past the onrushing Darren Randolph to equalise. They won, so the pressure is on us - but it probably would have been the same. Indeed, nearly to a man they conceded they had come close to making their World Cup ambitions resemble nothing so much as a pile ...

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  • Tigers can't shut down Kluber, Indians win 5-2
Tigers can't shut down Kluber, Indians win 5-2

In the nightcap, Josh Reddick tied it at 1 with an RBI single off Seth Lugo (5-4) with no outs in the sixth before Jose Altuve avoided Kevin Plawecki's tag at home to score on a single by Marwin Gonzalez. That is, until Tigers outfielder Mikie Mahtook reached up with his bare hand and slapped the ball over the wall, like the game was goddamn vo...

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  • Colts Should Stay Away from Former Browns QB Brock Osweiler
Colts Should Stay Away from Former Browns QB Brock Osweiler

It's nevertheless unusual to see the Browns outright cut Osweiler rather than keeping him on the roster even after rookie DeShone Kizer was named the team's Week 1 starter. To his credit, he lasted with the team for nearly half a year. Parkey was beaten out by rookie Zane Gonzalez , who made a 53-yard field goal against the Bears and outkicked...

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  • Cleveland Browns Cut Brock Osweiler
Cleveland Browns Cut Brock Osweiler

Equipped with more than $100 million in cap space, Browns general manager Sashi Brown paid an opportunity cost on a young talent in Osweiler while finessing a future second-round pick. Cooper was drafted by the Browns in the third round in 2015. "We're looking to evaluate them". He started two games in the preseason, but did not play well, averag...

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  • Sharapova sizzles past Kenin, into US Open second week
Sharapova sizzles past Kenin, into US Open second week

Federer, 36, and the five-time champion at the US Open , next faces another 35-year-old, Feliciano Lopez of Spain, for a place in the last 16. "With regards to scheduling, as you know, I don't make the schedule", said Sharapova after reaching the fourth round with a 7-5 6-2 win over Sofia Kenin of the United States.

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  • Pats deal Brissett to Colts for WR Dorsett
Pats deal Brissett to Colts for WR Dorsett

The 24-year-old Brissett played in three regular-season games for the Patriots last year, going 34-of-55 for 400 yards and a 2-1 record. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett passes against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug.

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