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Intel leader Coats says he intended no disrespect to Trump

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Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he'd made raising doubts about USA intelligence conclusions of Russian election interference as he stood alongside Vladimir Putin . "OK", he continued, pausing for a deep breath. "That's going to be special". President Donald Trump reportedly told aides he was impressed with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last week. Read More »

Johnson and Kisner, housemates and British Open leaders

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Kisner does not have the same CV as Johnson, also a former US Masters victor, although he did lead last year's US PGA Championship going into the final day before finishing joint-seventh. Then, before you get to the guys six shots off the lead, who include Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at even par, there's a three-time major victor, the defending champion Jordan Spieth, who at 3 under feels highly confident and freshly boffo about his putting, of which he said, "Yeah, I made a change even ... Read More »

Third stage win for Sagan as Thomas retains yellow jersey

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Behind about 20 riders with a kilometre to go, Sagan charged to overtake runner-up Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare, who finished third, at the finish line. Nibali sustained a fractured vertebra when he crashed about four kilometres from the top of the 13.8-km climb after being hit by what appeared to be either a spectator or a police motorbike. Read More »

Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner share lead at British Open

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Jordan Spieth enjoyed a flying start to his third round at The 147th Open as he made a sensational eagle on the opening hole at Carnoustie. T6. Rory McIlroy (-5): David Feherty put it well on the broadcast, noting that McIlroy bullied the golf course off the tee. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez flies to Los Angeles to join Man Utd's United States tour

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Carrick was named club captain by Mourinho last summer, but it was actually Valencia who led the team out for most of the season as the veteran featured only sparingly. "But I never cared much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing-room and the leaders". Organisers had to shut the top tier of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona because of poor ticket sales. Read More »

Real Madrid set to meet Hazard's agent

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Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea for a number of years, with Real Madrid and PSG the sides thought to have been most interested. According to Sky Sports , Hazard wants to move to Real Madrid but the Blues wants to sell him for a huge offer. Meanwhile, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted he would like to keep Hazard at Stamford Bridge, and is keen to work with his new superstar. Read More »

'Say that again?': United States intelligence chief's shocked response to Putin invitation

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Michael McFaul was the target of a smear campaign by Putin during his time in Russian Federation that accused him, among other things, of being a pedophile. "Thank you very much, no", Trump said. The reporter asked again, and Trump said "no" again. In March, The New York Times reported that Trump "now believes he has settled into the job enough to rely on" his instincts "rather than the people who advise him". Read More »

Omar Fraile wins stage 14 as Geraint Thomas stays in yellow

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LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic is fourth, two minutes and 46 seconds down, after Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali was forced to withdraw having crashed on Thursday's stage to Alpe d'Huez. "I think the organisers had tried to put in a few special precautions to stop those kind of things happening", he said . Race officials have since called on fans to "respect the riders" in the peloton. Read More »

Mourinho praises Tahith Chong after pre season cameo

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Valencia, who is now United's longest serving players having joined from Wigan in 2009, was appointed skipper for the opening pre-season game of the summer against Club America and will now retain that honour whenever he plays, Mourinho has declared. Read More »

Visa, travel issues had Vegas reeling during 1st round

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The Venezuelan golfer's clubs didn't make it at all, so he played with borrowed ones, The Guardian reported , shooting a 76, five over par, on his first 18 holes. After obtaining the necessary documentation, the Houston resident took the last possible flight that would get him to Carnoustie on time, but the story did not end there. Read More »

Tiger Woods has mixed bag and another 71 at British Open

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At three under par he was just three shots off the lead, albeit in a 10-way tie for 14th place on a crowded leaderboard. Carnoustie is proving today that low numbers are out there. Woods claimed not to have noticed he had spent about 20 minutes atop the board. You get the right side of the draw, and you're playing some good weather, and you might be able to make some shots back and make it happen. Read More »

Erik Lamela agrees two-year deal

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Son agreed a five-year deal earlier on Friday and Lamela has also agreed to extend his time at Tottenham by signing fresh terms. Tottenham have tied Erik Lamela down to a new four-year contract running until 2022. It's time to do it and to believe in ourselves. Tottenham said he was now ready to link up with his club-mates ahead of the pre-season tour of the United States. Read More »

WNBA's Liz Cambage breaks record for points in single game

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Elizabeth Cambage #8 of the Dallas Wings shoots a free throw against the New York Liberty on July 17, 2018 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. She also added 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in her record-setting performance. Coming into Tuesday's tilt, Cambage was averaging 19.9 points-per-game. Read More »

José Mourinho has chosen his new club captain at Manchester United

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It is not all good news, and Mourinho will have to do without the bulk of his senior squad in the United States and the five games against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid. Organisers had to shut the top tier of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona because of poor ticket sales. Chong's debut for the first-team was followed by Mason Greenwood - two years his junior - when he came on for the impressive Luke Shaw with 14 minutes remaining. Read More »

Tommy Fleetwood is ready to take the Claret Jug, says Rory McIlroy

Instead, it floated out of the yellow grass to the right, bounced off the base of the rock wall that frames the winding stream and led to a double bogey. Just go back to having fun playing golf. "So very happy to be back in the tournament". His 69 moved him up 32 spots to T18 entering the weekend as he's just five back. Read More »

Joshua planning for heavyweight 'legacy' - starting with Povetkin

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I don't know how people will see me in the fight but I am sure there will be many respecting me and rooting for me'. His 2016 victory over Eric Molina similarly came with his next opponent Wladimir Klitschko sat ringside, and he said: "I used to concentrate on the opponent and always anxious about what was next". Read More »

India tour of England: Kuldeep, Pant get maiden Test call-up

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Before the tour started India were looking good to give England a fight in the Test Matches but suddenly in the last week or so India have lost momentum by losing the ODI series and by missing out some key players. Well, it's already been proven this year it's happened once. "I can't comment on his fitness; but we will definitely miss him", Prasad said. "I think at this time of their careers that's probably right", said Bayliss". Read More »

Fleetwood hits clubhouse lead at the Open

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I always play well there. "This is my favourite major championship and so it is the best birthday present I could have had". This was the second day running that he birdied the final hole but the bad news he only has one other birdie on the card. Read More »

Jadon Sancho says he had point to prove against Manchester City

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City are scheduled to face Borussia Dortmund , Liverpool and Bayern Munich over the next 11 days as part of the International Champions Cup. "For the guy, it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he had chose to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea ". Read More »

Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart Agree To Multi-Year Deal

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Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season. Whereas their offense improved only slightly, they were a whopping 3.6 points per 100 possessions better defensively with him on the floor. He's often maligned for his shooting - 36 percent overall for his career, including 29.3 percent beyond the 3-point arc - but Celtics brass rave about his defensive tenacity and the way he impacts games. Read More »

Philly trades Richaun Holmes to Suns for cash considerations

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The last two years are not guaranteed, a league source said. The Philadelphia 76ers are trading forward/center Richaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns for cash considerations, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports . Bolden's joining the team for this season should come as no surprise. In Holmes, the Sixers will lose a fan favorite. In 29 EuroLeague games he averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Read More »

Alisson's stats have been compared to his rival Premier League goalkeepers

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De Gea, should he leave Manchester United, will now likely command a sizeable fee as he has been named the club's Player of the Year on four occasions and repeatedly kept Jose Mourinho's side in games throughout last season. We are really happy to have him here now. "The job of a sporting director is not just to make signings but also to understand what's best for the club at any given time", said Monchi as he reflected on Alisson's transfer. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves US$23000 tip at Greek hotel

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Having ended his nine-year association with Real Madrid after 450 goals and four Champions League, the 33-year old has signed a four-year contract with Juventus and will earn a whopping €30 million per year in Turin. " I'm happy for his decision ". Although Neymar insisted Thursday he was staying in Paris, reports persisted that a move could be on the cards. Read More »

Pakistan stroll to easy win over Zimbabwe in fourth ODI

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Zimbabwe's 244-run defeat was their second heaviest in the ODI format, and they avoided that calamity only through a 69-run sixth wicket stand between Elton Waggumbura and Donald Timpano. Imam ably assisted his partner Zamam by scoring his second century of the series. When the opening partnership was eventually broken, Sif Ali arrived at the crease and immediately went on the attack, smashing 50 from 22 deliveries to help boost Pakistan to another record, i.e. Read More »

Fabinho hopeful of luring Mbappe to Liverpool

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Henderson was in Russian Federation during the World Cup tournament, where he helped his side England reach semi-finals. And his club manager has revealed he wanted to come back to first team training as soon as possible. Tottenham had nine players in the semis. "If they need a leg behind, I'll assist behind". 'We have an excellent manager and a very good group. But he believes if Pogba performs for United like he did at the World Cup with France, then the Red Devils will be ... Read More »

Kings to trade Garrett Temple to Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis

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That total came during the 2014-15 season - his second - when he averaged a career-best 12.1 points per game while starting all 82 contests for the Kings . and Marc Gasol . The 6-foot-6 guard also averaged 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 24.8 minutes. The 25-year-old averaged a career-low 7.5 points in 19.5 minutes per game in 56 appearances (17 starts) last season. Read More »

Fleetwood surges into share of Open lead

At Royal St. George's in 2011 a disgruntled McIlroy, the newly crowned US Open champion, bemoaned the fierce winds battering the English seaside course and said golf in those conditions wasn't to his liking. "Definitely, I would say I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum than someone that's mechanical". Only once did that veneer of serene, thousand-mile stare calmness slip. Read More »