• England thrash Pakistan to win second Test and square series
England thrash Pakistan to win second Test and square series

It was also England's first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord's in September previous year, with the side having endured a winless run of six defeats in eight Tests coming into this fixture. Joe Root, the England captain, was 29 not out on his Yorkshire home ground, with nightwatchman Dominic Bess unbeaten on nought. ...

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  • John Obi Mikel Gives His Assessment On England's Chances In The WC
John Obi Mikel Gives His Assessment On England's Chances In The WC

It took them just two minutes after the restart to get their goal. "The first half we felt comfortable, moved the ball quickly and dominated but a lack of concentration early in the second half let us down". England the better side in the first half and could have scored more if Sterling had converted his chances. Southgate said England ha...

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  • Sir Alex Ferguson released from hospital
Sir Alex Ferguson released from hospital

Ferguson is said to be targeting a swift return to the director's box as he wants to be back among club officials and the fans at Old Trafford by the start of the 2018/19 season. The former boss had been put into an induced coma as he recovered at the Salford Royal Hospital from his illness. As manager of United, Ferguson won 13 Premier League ti...

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  • Nadal makes ball boy's dream come true at Roland Garros
Nadal makes ball boy's dream come true at Roland Garros

The 13th-seeded American built a big lead then barely avoided getting pushed to a third set before beating 21st-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-1, 7-6 (7) in a matchup of powerful baseliners. Her next opponent, Andrea Petkovic of Germany, beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-0, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round. Sharapova is now due to face Karolina Pliskova,...

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  • LeBron James’ expression is now an epic meme to describe frustrating situations
LeBron James’ expression is now an epic meme to describe frustrating situations

The whole J.R. Smith scenario was a bit of a headache. And if they listen to general consensus - and they swear they don't - they have a better chance of collectively starring in a Broadway revival of "Macbeth" than beating the Warriors. If disgusting mistakes like the one Smith made are going to happen again, it's over. "Uh, I might have said th...

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  • Barcelona extend Umtiti’s contract until 2023
Barcelona extend Umtiti’s contract until 2023

Barcelona have not announced how much Umtiti will earn with his new contract. Umtiti, 24, has since scored two goals in 88 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side. "A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023". In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2...

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  • Jutanugarn earns four-stroke lead at U.S. Women's Open
Jutanugarn earns four-stroke lead at U.S. Women's Open

And she really seems, guys, to be hitting her stride right now, while we've seen the leader at the start of the day, Sarah Jane Smith , stumble a bit here at eight and nine. Women's Open. "I felt really good and kept my nerves under control, but I think the nerves showed up in my putting", she said. World number five Jutanugarn birdied five of...

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  • Kevin Durant Immediately Liked How Warriors Were Like Family Without Egos
Kevin Durant Immediately Liked How Warriors Were Like Family Without Egos

James perplexingly grimaced at Smith, hands raised as the guard sauntered off aware of his own mistake. But in Game 1 of the NBA Finals , when Shaun Livingston took a jumper with about 3 seconds left in overtime and the outcome decided, the Cavaliers' feathers got ruffled and Tristan Thompson got ejected.

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  • Cricket Ireland hopeful of Lord's Test against England
Cricket Ireland hopeful of Lord's Test against England

But the tourists' top order struggled as Broad and Anderson, not at their best in Pakistan's nine-wicket win in the first Test of a two-match series at Lord's, produced a succession of challenging deliveries. Sarfraz's decision to bat was an especially bold move given England made just 184 in their first innings at Lord's. "It meant we couldn...

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  • French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals
French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals

Best of all: More people than ever are rooting for Djokovic. The Spaniard had a little bit more winners but he also sprayed nearly 50 unforced errors, too much for such a strong rival. If Djokovic beats Cecchinato he will meet either German second seed Alexander Zverev or Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem - who have won more Tour matches in 2...

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  • Jacksonvilles Cauley injured in auto accident
Jacksonvilles Cauley injured in auto accident

The world number 136, who competed in the Memorial Tournament in OH on Thursday and Friday, was a passenger in the auto. Uncertain how long Cauley will be hospitalized. Cauley, 28, missed the cut at Memorial after rounds of 77 and 76. Cauley, an All-American at Alabama , got his PGA Tour card in 2013. This season on the PGA Tour, Cauley has po...

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  • Germany crash to Austria on Neuer's comeback
Germany crash to Austria on Neuer's comeback

After 259 days out injured, Neuer pulled off a string of saves in an impressive first-half display, but had little chance to stop Austria's goals after Germany's defence leaked badly in the second half. Neuer was called into action on 31 as the Bayern Munich shot-stopper produced a superb save to keep out Florian Grillitsch's close-range effort...

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  • England extend advantage over Pakistan in second cricket test
England extend advantage over Pakistan in second cricket test

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss on Friday and made a decision to bat on a good pitch but humid and overcast conditions created an environment that assisted swing and seam bowling. In reply, Keaton Jennings started well with Alastair Cook on his return to the team. While Jennings scored 29, Cook mustered 46 with the bat. England sho...

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  • Liverpool Handed Boost In Bid To Sign Nabil Fekir
Liverpool Handed Boost In Bid To Sign Nabil Fekir

Football London cite Canal Plus journalist Romain Collet-Gaudin in reporting that Fekir is on the verge of joining Chelsea's Premier League rivals Liverpool . "I would be amazed if there are not other big clubs interested, but Liverpool are slowly making their way back not only to the top of the English game, but the top of the European game"...

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  • Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally
Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally

Nadal is gaining momentum in his bid for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros , and Gasquet never looked remotely close to stopping him. "It's no surprise to anyone, " observed Gasquet, who is not exactly a nobody. While Nadal is favorite to defend his title, Maria Sharapova is trying to win it again. Halep has twice lost in the fi...

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  • Woods confident of winning touch ahead of Memorial
Woods confident of winning touch ahead of Memorial

Woods is a five-time victor at the Memorial. Rock was one over par after three holes, but carded nothing worse than a three in the next nine in his 63. "I wasn't rotating very well today, back was tight, and just it is what it is some days", said Woods. "I wasn't quite feeling that well and just had to make a few adjustments", said Woods, who ...

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  • Belgium's Vincent Kompany suffers injury scare against Portugal
Belgium's Vincent Kompany suffers injury scare against Portugal

It's not yet known how serious that injury could be, but this was a hard night for Belgium as the pressure already starts to mount on Martinez and his players before heading to Russian Federation. With a team full of star players, is this the year Belgium finally break through on the world stage? Some England are no doubt indulging in a bit of sc...

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  • Barcelona remain tight-lipped on Antoine Griezmann
Barcelona remain tight-lipped on Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said several players will be going in and out at the La Liga champions this summer but would not confirm whether Antoine Griezmann would be one of them. "Fans need to realize this". The match was just the second in charge for Italy coach Roberto Mancini, who took the job last month after Gian Pier...

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  • What time is England v Nigeria live on TV?
What time is England v Nigeria live on TV?

But a change in formation caused confusion among the England players as Nigeria opted to match their opponents man for man. "I had a decision to make whether to play him [Sterling] after turning up late but, actually, that wasn't a decision after he started to come under fire from every other direction", Southgate said.

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  • Liverpool for 50 million signed Brazilian midfielder
Liverpool for 50 million signed Brazilian midfielder

Liverpool have made an initial payment to the Ligue 1 side of £39.4million, with add-ons worth £4.3million being triggered around objectives such as qualifying for the Champions League . Supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned: "His repute as a personality within the dressing room and his angle in coaching has come by means of from everybody we commu...

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