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Nabil Fekir deal is off, confirm Lyon

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But on Saturday, Lyon released a statement saying the negotiations between all three parties had ended, and that Fekir would remain at the club, subject to further transfer developments. The Lyon forward was said to be close to finalising his move to Anfield on Thursday night with an announcement due on Friday. Fekir , meanwhile, had given the switch the green light. Read More »

Virat Kohli: Forbes names India captain highest-paid cricketer

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He should be a regular on this list for the upcoming years, with the fact that he has become eligible for the 35% Supermax extension in the summer of 2019. However, female athletes notably failed to break into the top 100 for the first time since Forbes began publishing its ranking. Messi's annual salary and bonus exceeded $80 million, making him the highest-paid player on the pitch this year. Read More »

Hamilton admits he struggled in Canadian qualifying

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We started to drive on the hyper today but was that the decisive factor? 'I will never do that because it has brought me to where I am right now, and after the race it is not the right time to talk. He locked his brakes at the hairpin on both his laps in the final session and on his first could be seen struggling for traction out of it as well, and he ended up 0.139secs slower than Bottas. Read More »

Justify Wins the Triple Crown

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Had the Preakness been another tenth of a mile, a hard-charging Bravazo might've passed Justify and ended the Triple Crown bid on Saturday. Earlier, Baffert and jockey Mike Smith teamed to win the $750,000 Ogden Phipps with Abel Tasman. Read More »

Dominic Thiem awaits as Rafael Nadal eyes 11th title in Paris

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Brett: I don't know if Rafael Nadal would've lost to Diego Schwartzman if there wasn't the delay, but the delay certainly didn't hurt the ten-time Roland Garros champion. Nadal will be chasing his 11th singles title here on Sunday, if rain does not push the final to next week. In 2016, Cecchinato was accused of match-fixing and suspended for 18 months, but he appealed, and his punishment was dropped on a technicality. Read More »

Dub Dynasty: Hot-Shooting Curry Leads Warriors To NBA Title

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The Golden State Warriors have clean-sweeped the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the NBA Championship after a crushing win in game four. Warriors small forward Kevin Durant was named MVP for the second consecutive year after averaging 28.7 points per game in the series, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, ESPN reports. Read More »

Warriors make it back-to-back National Basketball Association titles with sweep of Cavaliers

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Lue said the Cavs are ready to move on from the Game Three loss, in which they trailed by one in the final two minutes until the Warriors pulled away for a 110-102 win. The Warriors jumped out to an early 34-25 first-quarter lead on the road, stifling any momentum Cleveland might have had. James, who can become a free agent at the end of the postseason, could be playing his last game in Cleveland . Read More »

LeBron James praises Kevin Durant while throwing shade at the Trail Blazers

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This change in energy has been more notable than ever in Kevin Durant , who mustered nine "soft rebounds" in Game 1, according to Draymond Green, but missed a crucial box-out of J.R. It continued to be the Durant plus the role-players. Klay Thompson scored just 10 points on four of 11 shooting while Stephen Curry chipped in with just 11 points on three of 16 shooting. Read More »

Unexpected: Simona Halep reveals her two biggest wins ever

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Stephens briefly looked out on her feet, but raised her game by shortening the points to break straight back before levelling the set at 4-4, helped by the first ace of the match. I think Stephens has been too consistent throughout these two weeks. Stephens won 71 percent of her total service points and had just 11 unforced errors. Read More »

President Trump: Warriors, Cavs Not Invited To White House

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Trump pointed out that he's had several championship teams at the White House, including the NFL's New England Patriots and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. "Pretty sure the way we handled things past year, kinda staying consistent with that". "When you read about their good deeds in their communities, Malcolm Jenkins addressing lawmakers, really trying to get to the roof of some of the issues we have", Kerr continued. Read More »

Southgate's selection dilemmas heading into World Cup

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BBC say 4%, but should it be higher? "The moment he is going to be able to increase (the number) of goals he will become one of the best players in the world because he has everything", said City boss Pep Guardiola. It looked like another plodding friendly between England and Costa Rica as the Three Lions get their final outing before heading off to Russian Federation. Read More »

Del Potro powers past Cilic to set up Rafa clash

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Nadal had not had a sniff on Del Potro's serve until, at 5-4, two swishes of his forehand forced two set points, the second of which he converted when Del Potro netted. Trying to beat Nadal at Roland Garros in a best-of-five match is akin to trying to beat '08 Phelps in the individual medley, or 2012 Usain Bolt in the 200-meter dash.you get the picture. Read More »

Liverpool FC consider move to sign 28-year-old as Alisson alternative

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The Reds have been linked with Alisson Becker but AS Roma are proving hard to deal with as they're demanding a huge fee after being criticised for selling Mohamed Salah too cheaply last summer. "I hope he can come here but I know he has other proposals". Those reports have ramped up since the Champions League final, where two shocking errors from current number one Loris Karius handed Real Madrid a 3-1 victory in Kiev . Read More »

Ronaldo Makes An ‘Irreversible’ Decision To Leave Real Madrid

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Madrid are not open to the possibility of extending Ronaldo's current contract given that he turns 34 next February and is on a steady decline. "I won't give any opinions about it, but I see this like that". However, Ronaldo's team proceeded to reject the offer with the deal still measuring unfavourably when compared to the €37 million Neymar makes at Paris-Saint Germain. Read More »

Canadian GP: Sebastian Vettel on pole position as Lewis Hamilton struggles

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Red Bull is running new Renault engines in both cars this weekend and, fortunately for Ricciardo, the problem was rectified without the need for a component change. The young Dutchman clocked the best time of the day in the afternoon session, one minute, 12.198 seconds, ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull team mate and Monaco Grand Prix victor Daniel Ricciardo . Read More »

4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open

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Just like she wowed the tennis world with her summer previous year, Stephens is enjoying a strong spring that started with her winning the title in Miami. Stephens looks to win her second title of the year and her seventh title of her career. Halep is still chasing her first Grand Slam title. Now they have even more in common. Read More »

Rockets ‘not a realistic’ option for James

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Seems like a reasonable bet that James, long thought to be the real GM in Cleveland , didn't sign off on that particular trade. "Now everyone is trying to figure that out". "I'm planning on staying with the Warriors, and we'll figure the rest out", Durant said, before adding that only "small details" remain to be settled. Read More »

Gennady Golovkin Stripped of IBF Middleweight Title

Yahoo Sports notes the IBF said in a statement that Golovkin fighting "an unsanctioned contest" against Vanes Martirosyan was the primary driving force in the decision to vacate the title. Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler said that the ruling was a complete shock and it is far beyond what the Derevyanchenko side was asking for. Golovkin has held the IBF middleweight title since 2015 when he knocked out David Lemieux on pay-per-view. Read More »

Warriors sweep away Cavaliers to repeat as National Basketball Association champions

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It wasn't a insane decision as the small forward was brilliant in Game 3 with 43 points and followed that up with a triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the Game 4 win. Those were today's relevant questions. The team does not have much cap space to sign free agents and they lack assets for a significant trade. "I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an unbelievable season", Kerr praised. Read More »

UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

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Romero was the only fighter on the card to miss weight , his second fight in a row as he also missed weight prior to the interim title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero? Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision. Read More »

Serena Williams 'super excited' after doctor visit

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Less than a week after taking the world by storm by winning her first post-baby Grand Slam match at the French Open , Serena Williams announced on Monday that she was pulling out of the tournament due to an injury. Kevin Anderson blew a two-set lead to ensure that wait goes on. "There are times where I'm on the court and I'm practicing, and I look on the monitor and I see my daughter and she's playing and I want to be there, but I know that these are the sacrifices you have to make to ... Read More »

Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of Russia 2018

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West Ham's Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training. Argentina has not yet confirmed who they will call up as his replacement. Argentina have a wealth of attacking options to choose from, with names such as Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, and, of course, Lionel Messi making other national teams a different shade of scarlet with envy. Read More »

Keys powers past Putintseva & into first French Open SF

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Shortly after easily winning her French Open quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens wanted to track down her good friend Madison Keys , who advanced in straight sets earlier Tuesday. "I can't give you a play-by-play on her game, but if you ask my coach he probably can". Madison Keys will compete in her maiden Roland Garros semifinal. Read More »

Beilein staying at MI after interviewing with Pistons

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The 65-year-old Beilein has coached at MI for 11 seasons with a 248-143 record. Beilein made a decision to keep his feet planted in Ann Arbor. MI men's basketball coach John Beilein says he's staying with the Wolverines after interviewing last week for the Detroit Pistons' coaching vacancy. Read More »

President Trump May Pardon Late Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali

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Ali was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act for refusing to register for the draft in 1967. " Many of those names have been treated unfairly". He regained the boxing title in 1974 and died in 2016 . "We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary ". But he said he also wants to pardon or commute sentences for non-celebrities, people like Alice Marie Johnson , a first-time nonviolent drug offender, whose sentence he commuted Wednesday a week after ... Read More »