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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to Zinedine Zidane's shock departure

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on Thursday announced that he is stepping down from the role. It was a surprising announcement by Zidane, who won nine titles as Madrid coach, including the three Champions League titles, one Spanish league title, one Spanish Super Cup , two Uefa Super Cups and two Club World Cups . Read More »

Top seed Rafael Nadal cruises into round three

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The Austrian, the only man to beat Nadal on clay this year, saw off Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 2-6 6-4 6-4 in a match which had been suspended overnight after the third set. "It was a hard match, because he played so aggressive and very well, I think", Nadal added. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first set, fighting off one set point in the process. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager - days after Champions League success

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Well, it turns out there is one man who will take it on. "I will be close to this club all my life, but the decision, for many, doesn't make sense". This is a unusual moment but a very important moment. But it is the moment to [leave] here. "I'm not here to talk about the future of this team". But I know it is his final decision. We take a look at a few of the contenders. Read More »

New Springboks coach Erasmus selects 17 uncapped players

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Du Plessis, once rated the best hooker in the world, was discarded after South Africa finished third at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England . Kolisi leads the Stormers in Super Rugby and has played 28 tests since debuting at age 22, scoring 4 tries and being one of the Springbok's most prolific players previous year. Read More »

Chelsea facing Sarri decision as buyout deadline looms

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Blanc has been out of management for two years since leaving Paris Saint-Germain, and has waited patiently for the right job to become available. In continuation of search for Antonio Conte's replacement, Chelsea are eyeing a deal for Laurent Blanc as they ease their interest in Maurizio Sarri . Read More »

Chris Froome joins cycling greats after winning Giro d'Italia

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He crested the Finestre alone, extended his advantage over the Sestriere and then held on for the summit finish at Jafferau. It's been a long way from Tipperary to Grand Tour stage wins for Bennett though, as illness and crashes forced him to hobble through his Tour de France debut in 2016 and his Giro debut last year, even if he did show he had what it takes with three podium places in Italy last year despite feeling well below-par. Read More »

National Football League player to spend millions on jerseys if Cavaliers win NBA finals

One Cleveland Browns player, however, could make your next jersey decision easier. "Obviously, it is a joke". At least, he would have before he admitted the tweet wasn't serious on Wednesday. Damarious Randall , a cornerback traded to the Browns this offseason from Green Bay, is offering sports fans a free jersey of their choice. As of this writing, Randall has been retweeted over 370,000 times. Read More »

76ers Investigating Bryan Colangelo, Burner Account Allegations Are 'Serious'

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His team is now undergoing an investigation, and he has pissed off a number of people in his own organization - which potentially includes star player Joel Embiid . "That would just be insane". While denying ownership of the accounts that posted troublesome material, Colangelo, through a statement to The Ringer , did acknowledge that he had one anonymous account. Read More »

Italy coach Roberto Mancini satisfied with victory over Saudi Arabia

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And the Torino striker felt there were a lot of positives to be taken from Tuesday's match played in St Gallen. They are also preparing for a World Cup. "Although they are not in the World Cup, they have a great coach, an unparalleled history". "We must start again and build our self-confidence, which I think is what we saw tonight". Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Gets Its Own Cheesy 1980s Sitcom Intro

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The narrative that the Warriors were still the heavy favorites got a huge boost in popularity after Game 1. Houston became the first team to win in Oracle Arena since the 2016 Finals. after the Rockets lost the last two games of the series against the defending champions, but it seems the perennial floor general has set his sights in the biggest free agent available this offseason - LeBron James . Read More »

National Football League owners note Donald Trump's attempt to influence anthem views

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Colin Kaepernick has yet to find employment in the National Football League since voiding his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after his protests spurred an internal rift with ownership. I brought it out. "I was totally supportive of until Trump made his statement", Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins' owner and creator of programs advocating for social justice, said in his deposition. Read More »

National Football League free agency: Brandon Marshall to sign with Seahawks

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The former Jets and Giants wide receiver, who has never made the playoffs in 12 seasons in the National Football League, has signed with the Seahawks, according to his own Instagram page. The Giants then also had a coaching staff overhaul, firing head coach Ben McAdoo and replacing him with Pat Shurmur. Over a 12-year career with the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets and Giants, Marshall has hauled in 959 receptions for 12,215 yards and 82 touchdowns. Read More »

New Arsenal Boss Linked With Three PSG Players

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The Metro claim Lichtsteiner visited London Colney on Friday to hold talks with Arsenal where he expressed his desire to make a move to north London following seven years at Juventus . "I can't wait to get back there now". But speaking from America where Ramsey is on worldwide duty with Wales, the 27-year-old dropped a massive hint he wants to stay at Arsenal after the change in management. Read More »

Rio Ferdinand urges Real Madrid star to sign for Man United

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Bale dropped a bomb after his match winning performance in the Champions League final at the weekend when he insisted that he needs to be playing every week next season. Cristiano Ronaldo didn't appear in Real's new kit promo after speculation about his future at the club. "But what he has done is produce magic moments on the big stage - in finals, and played a vital role in this record-breaking squad led by the great Zidane". Read More »

Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski wants to leave club

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Lewandowski originally made his name with Borussia Dortmund were he plundered 74 goals in 131 games, before moving to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich in 2014. "They must understand his situation". Lewandowski has won four consecutive league titles with Bayern, although he has never lifted the Champions League. Read More »

Beaten champion Ostapenko fumes after ‘terrible day at the office’

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Venus Williams also crashed out, the seven-time grand slam victor fell to a straight-sets 6-4, 7-5 defeat at the hands of China's Wang Qiang . It marked the first time a defending French Open women's singles champion has lost in the first round since Anastasia Myskina was beaten by unseeded María Sánchez Lorenzo in 2005. Read More »

Serena Williams’ Nike Bodysuit Was the Real Winner at the French Open

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Serena Williams of the United States serves during her ladies singles first round match against Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic during day three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris . After a 90-minute rain interruption at 5-5 in the first set Muguruza, the 2016 victor, blew 2009 champion Kuznetsova away in the tie-break and went on to win 7-6 (7/0) 6-2. Read More »

Liverpool optimistic Mohamed Salah has a chance of playing at World Cup

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Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah will commence his treatment of shoulder injury in Spain on Tuesday, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Monday. "I don't think he meant to hurt Salah". Salah had been instrumental in Liverpool's unexpected run to their Champions League final since 2007. Salah has been tearing up the record books at Anfield in his debut season at the club after he was bought for a fee of £ 37 million from AS Roma last summer. Read More »

France are going to win the World Cup (according to EA)

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While FIFA 18 might have picked France to win, Germany and Brazil are still bookmakers' heavy favorites to lift the trophy on July 15. "There is nothing left to stay for", Al Shalawi told Al Riyadiah newspaper as he thanked all those who supported him from the start of his career until the announcement of the final list of the 2018 World Cup referees. Read More »

Manchester United set to sign Porto full-back

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Porto accept that they have to sell, with the release clause having been met and Dalot's contract expiring next year. José Mourinho is hopeful of making Porto's Diogo Dalot his first signing of the summer. Manager Jose Mourinho believes the Portugal Under-21 global right-back can provide competition for United captain Antonio Valencia . The Telegraph write: "United are also in the market for another full-back, a left-back, to strengthen in that area also". Read More »

Serena Williams rocks a bodysuit in return to major championship tennis

There is also a symbolism about it, too. "All the moms out here that had a tough pregnancy and had to come back and try to be fierce in the middle of everything, that's what this represents". "It's been a few years now". "I feel like a lot of people don't talk about it". It just kind of expands that, and I really, really embrace it'. "She's a genuine champion", Barty said. Read More »

Lionel Messi discusses Argentina hopes

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And the 30-year-old said he would like an emotional return to Newell's, who have stated they plan to sign him before he retires. Leo Messi didn't hide anything in an interview with Pasión por el fútbol in his native Argentina - he even spoke about. Read More »

Anthony Rizzo’s controversial slide leads to two runs

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Rizzo defended the play, saying it was just good, hard baseball. Anthony Rizzo's slide into home plate should've been called interference. Diaz remained in the game, and the pair talked briefly when Rizzo returned for an at-bat in the ninth inning. You play on. What's most important from my perspective is we let the industry know this particular slide was illegal, for the sake of the catchers. Read More »

National Basketball Association playoffs: Relive the conference finals

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This year's matchup is expected to be the most lopsided. The Cavaliers dealt their star point guard, Kyrie Irving , to Boston in the offseason, and that move backfired. The Warriors have labeled the injury a left lateral leg contusion. For the fourth year in a row, the Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Read More »