• Steven Smith targeting return to action in Rajasthan Royals' season opener
Steven Smith targeting return to action in Rajasthan Royals' season opener

After reconnecting with the national cricket squad for the first time since they were suspended, Steve Smith and Dave Warner both said it felt like they never left their team-mates. "It's a great feel, great buzz, and good energy and India always put on a good show". "It's great to be back around the group, they've been really welcoming and nea...

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  • Oh Canada! Teen Andreescu upsets Kerber to win Indian Wells
Oh Canada! Teen Andreescu upsets Kerber to win Indian Wells

Eighth seed Kerber began to swing the match her way in the second set as she built on an early break, while Andreescu was seen to visibly complain to her coach about fatigue . "Because sometimes a player, they're beaten up a little bit, and they (struggle) out of the chair". The set turned on its head after the break back, winning the next three...

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  • Mane and Salah match Rush and Dalglish goal record
Mane and Salah match Rush and Dalglish goal record

Facing relegation-threatened sides Fulham and Burnley over the past two weekends, Liverpool could easily have fallen behind in the title race. After the euphoria of the big win against Bayern Munich last Wednesday, Liverpool came back down to earth with a bump as that struggled to hit top form at Craven Cottage, yet the main thing is they...

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  • Jon Rahm takes outright lead with 64 at Sawgrass
Jon Rahm takes outright lead with 64 at Sawgrass

Instead, a player victim of criticism for failure to complete tournament wins from promising positions is now at the forefront of the betting for the first major of the year. "The pressure was a lot and I'm happy about how I'm playing under pressure". "It was going to happen". Rory McIlroy did not need the luck of the Irish to walk away a victo...

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  • Mike Trout, Angels finalizing record 12-year, $430 million contract
Mike Trout, Angels finalizing record 12-year, $430 million contract

Trout, the two-time AL MVP and undisputed best player in baseball, wouldn't be showing up to the ballpark on Tuesday, giving him back-to-back days off. It sure seems like this contract will keep Trout in Anaheim the rest of his career though, and that's pretty cool. He finished as runner-up for American League MVP in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.

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  • ATP Indian Wells: Dominic Thiem tops Roger Federer for maiden Masters crown
ATP Indian Wells: Dominic Thiem tops Roger Federer for maiden Masters crown

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open , giving Roger Federer , a walkover through to the semifinal. "As I say before, is not only about today, is about tomorrow". Born in Canada, she later moved with her parents to Romania, where she first started playing tennis. This loss may sting a little bit, but Federer has sti...

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  • Walt Frazier rips Lakers star LeBron James: 'He doesn't really care'
Walt Frazier rips Lakers star LeBron James: 'He doesn't really care'

And it appeared his Lakers would ease to the victory when James' jumper with 3:44 to play gave them a 122-111 lead. After the game, head coach Luke Walton defended James. Every time you think the Lakers have reached rock bottom they break out the jackhammer and find a way to dig deeper. The Lakers now trail the Clippers by nine games for th...

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  • Liverpool's Klopp: No concern over players' nerves after Fulham win
Liverpool's Klopp: No concern over players' nerves after Fulham win

It is hard to see them getting points from this game unless Liverpool get the basics wrong. "Average game, sensational result". "Until Klopp wins one of the big two trophies, we can't put him up there with even Rafa Benitez". And the Cottagers thought they'd levelled on 65 minutes when Aleksandar Mitrovic diverted Zambo Anguissa's effort past...

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  • Christchurch attack will change fabric of global sports hosting
Christchurch attack will change fabric of global sports hosting

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described on social media their narrow escape from a mass shooting at a Christchurch mosque on New Zealand's South Island on Friday. The players were initially barred from leaving the bus but, after several minutes, disembarked and made their way through to the Hagley Park ground.

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  • FSU upsets No. 2 Virginia in the 2019 ACC Basketball Tournament
FSU upsets No. 2 Virginia in the 2019 ACC Basketball Tournament

After freshman RJ Barrett missed two free throws with 12.4 seconds left, UNC pushed downcourt for a final possession. Lindell Wigginton had 17 points, Marial Shayok had 15 and Michael Jacobson 14 for the Cyclones (23-11). Kenny Williams had a rough outing physically, injuring his shoulder while colliding in the first half and then taking a fing...

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  • Jurgen Klopp 'happy at Liverpool amid Bayern Munich talk'
Jurgen Klopp 'happy at Liverpool amid Bayern Munich talk'

Zorc says German clubs still want to nurture future Bundesliga stars, "but when it gets to absolutely top talents, it's more and more hard to find them in Germany ". It's a scary thought if Van Dijk can improve another 30 per cent, as he's already proving himself in elite games and may be in his peak years right now.

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  • Johnny Manziel signs contract with AAF
Johnny Manziel signs contract with AAF

Former Heisman Trophy victor and NFL burnout Johnny Manziel will get his next chance on a football field in the Alliance of American Football. He played just two seasons with the team before he was released . Manziel is expected to report to the Express on Sunday. The Montreal Alouettes made him a starter late in the 2018 season, though Manziel ...

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  • Europa League draw: Arsenal in nightmare quarter-final
Europa League draw: Arsenal in nightmare quarter-final

Meanwhile, Chelsea will escape punishment for making alleged illegal payments to the father of defender Andreas Christensen , because they were declared during a Premier League amnesty period in 2015. The path to the final at Azerbaijan's Olympic Stadium in Baku on Wednesday 29th May was also revealed with Friday's draw showing which of the qu...

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  • Liverpool won’t spend big on transfers - Klopp
Liverpool won’t spend big on transfers - Klopp

City are looking to reach the last four of the Champions League for the first time under Guardiola and face a potentially hard test having been drawn to face Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in next month's quarter-finals. The third leg in this pack includes Manchester City for the first time as Pep Guardiola's men welcome Mauricio P...

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  • Solskjaer laments worst Manchester United performance of his interim tenure
Solskjaer laments worst Manchester United performance of his interim tenure

We know that we've played well against Arsenal last week and didn't get what we deserved. Under the caretaker boss, Man United managed to claw down the gap between then and the other top-four sides but this loss to the Gunners have shown them that they still need to fight hard.

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  • Zidane can be Real Madrid's saviour, says Isco
Zidane can be Real Madrid's saviour, says Isco

Meanwhile Zidane's attitude to Gareth Bale , who he also had a hard relationship with, is also going to be under intense scrutiny, especially if Bale doesn't start. " There are 11 games left and what we want is to finish well". "I never said that I would or would not like to [return to coach Madrid .] I think it's flawless, for me it's ide...

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  • Dolphins Trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans for Draft Picks
Dolphins Trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans for Draft Picks

Tannehill received a one-year deal from the Titans that will pay him $7 million with the possibility for more than $12 million. Past year head coach Adam Gase said that Tannehill had yet to reach his ceiling. Another possibility is Kyler Murray , the Heisman Trophy victor from Oklahoma, who worked out with the Dolphins yesterday. To that par...

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  • Darren Bent reckons Tottenham can beat Manchester City
Darren Bent reckons Tottenham can beat Manchester City

United's two-legged affair against Barcelona will be a rematch of both the 2009 and 2011 finals, which saw Sir Alex Ferguson's men defeated by Pep Guardiola's brilliant Catalan outfit on both ocassions. And Juventus' meeting with Ajax will be a rematch of the 1996 Champions League final at Rome's Stadio OIimpico, a match that the Italians ...

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  • Local Students, Parents React To College Admissions Bribery Scandal
Local Students, Parents React To College Admissions Bribery Scandal

One source with knowledge of the investigation stressed that officials are not at this point accusing the schools of wrongdoing but rather seeking information about student performance and other details. The plan was to have a professional test taker take over for the Clinton donor's daughter while she took an untimed exam, allowing the professiona...

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  • Hamilton laps up crowd's cheers at F1 season launch party in Melbourne
Hamilton laps up crowd's cheers at F1 season launch party in Melbourne

But it was Ferrari who sizzled in pre-season testing to emerge as the early favourites in Australia, with Hamilton claiming the Italian team could be up to half a second quicker around Albert Park on Sunday. "As a team, we have learned a lot about the package we had in testing, and how we can optimise it better for the first race ". "This is...

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  • Andre Ingram Returns to Lakers on a New Contract
Andre Ingram Returns to Lakers on a New Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers , after so many years without a top talent on the team, finally got one to come to town when LeBron agreed to a deal, but it nearly failed immediately when the franchise was ready to part ways with him in the first year.

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  • 'King Leo' - Fans react to Lionel Messi's heroic performance
'King Leo' - Fans react to Lionel Messi's heroic performance

The Spanish champions confirmed the news after undergoing tests with the news coming as another blow for a player who has had a stop-start Nou Camp career so far. With the Champions League now down to the final eight, they could be back on the same field soon. Both players have winning the continent's elite tournament again as a priority.

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  • Grading 49ers' trade for pass rusher Dee Ford
Grading 49ers' trade for pass rusher Dee Ford

The Niners are expected to sign Ford to a five-year, $87.5 million deal, according to a report by ESPN's Josina Anderson . After missing several games with injuries throughout the course of his career, Ford played all 16 weeks for the first time since his rookie season.

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  • National Basketball Association suspends Ibaka, Chriss over fight
National Basketball Association suspends Ibaka, Chriss over fight

Cleveland's young forward appeared to stare down Ibaka following the turnover before Ibaka grabbed him near the neck. Both Ibaka and Chriss are banned without pay. Toronto fell behind by 10 points and committed 11 turnovers leading to 13 points for the Cavaliers. After the game, Zizic was right in saying this was probably Cleveland's "best game...

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  • James Corden pranked David Beckham with a hilariously ugly statue
James Corden pranked David Beckham with a hilariously ugly statue

So it was understandable how upset David Beckham got at the unveiling of his ugly statue on Monday - all part of a genius prank by James Corden . In a dummy ceremony, which Beckham attended believing he was being given a preview before the statue was unveiled to the public, the 43-year-old just about kept his cool when the unflattering liken...

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