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Arsenal's Unai Emery confident Ivan Gazidis won't go to AC Milan

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Emery says he is pleased with Arsenal's business so far but admits the club are "looking" at the market to see if there is an opportunity to add one more new face. The Frenchman, when quipped over the approach from Arsenal , denied the speculation by saying, "I am at Bayern now". I think he continues here because it is a big project here and his commitment to Arsenal is very strong. Read More »

Counting begins in suspenseful Pakistan election - Here're the predictions

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Khan campaigned on populist promises to build a "New Pakistan" and vowed to eradicate corruption, clean up the environment and construct an "Islamic welfare" state. "There was a deafening bang followed by thick cloud of smoke and dust and so much crying from the wounded people", he told The Associated Press. The bomb, which has been claimed by Islamic State, has not deterred voting. Read More »

Serena Williams hits out again at drug testing 'discrimination'

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Deadspin, citing sources familiar with the situation, reported that "a standoff" ensued after the officer refused to leave until Williams was tested, and that the test was never administered. "It will be impossible for me not to feel some kind of way about that". "It's just about being equal and not centering one person out". "Just due to the numbers, it looks like I'm being pushed out". Read More »

Zidane, Valverde, Simeone and Guardiola among nominees for FIFA's The Best coach

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Four Premier League stars have been included in the shortlist for FIFA's "The Best" Awards. Kane bagged six goals as England produced their best World Cup finish since 1990. Also, he helped Croatia to the final of the 2018 World Cup. Given the amount of football he has played over the last 12 months, it was really awesome to see how he managed to maintain a great level throughout the season. Read More »

Ivan Gazidis: Arsenal respond to reports linking chief executive with AC Milan

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is accustomed to performing a flip after scoring a goal and, on the club's pre-season training camp in Singapore , he tested the waters. "I'm looking forward to that". I am very happy with how the club is working and we are working every day on how we can improve. New signings Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi could all feature while £26.5m signing Lucas Torreira and Danny Welbeck are still on leave after their World Cup exploits. Read More »

Eddie Pepperell 'hungover' at the Open

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The Englishman, who entered Sunday's final round eight strokes behind the three-way tie atop the leaderboard, admitted he came to the course "a little hungover". "It's always sad and disappointing, but it just wasn't my time". At 72 in the world prior to The Open, he is now on a sharp upward curve with exciting possibilities. Read More »

Ozil has 'respect of every player', says Arsenal boss

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The 29-year-old has announced his decision to retire from global football following the backlash he received after meeting with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup. "We are every player´s family and for him to work every day, to work well with his team-mates, is good for us. Here I want to help him and everybody in the club is thinking like me, to help him feel happy and to express his quality with us". Read More »

Richarlison: Everton sign Brazilian from Watford for £50m

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The five-year deal will cost the Merseyside club up to £40m. "I will learn more because I am still learning as a player and I aim to develop and grow here", the 21-year-old told the club's website. Former England Under-21s worldwide Ince spent one season with Huddersfield , scoring twice in 33 Premier League appearances following a move from Derby. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo set to start at the back in German Grand Prix

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Expectations were low for Ricciardo when he started from the back of the grid after his auto was fitted with three new engine parts - the MGU-K, energy store and control electronics - triggering a penalty. The newly-contracted Mercedes pairing followed Verstappen in second and third, Lewis Hamilton posting a lap just 0.026s slower than the session-leading RB14, while Valtteri Bottas slotted in less than a tenth behind. Read More »

David Robinson details why Kawhi Leonard was hard to deal with

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One of Kawhi's central qualms was his contention that team doctors had misdiagnosed his injury, which led him to seek a second opinion that ultimately kept him out of the lineup for the majority of the season. I was just a 19 year old kid from Compton when we first met, but you took me in and embraced me as one of your own. "It's not what I meant". We typically don't risk our players' health. Read More »

Tiger Woods' strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open

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A day after making the cut with nothing to spare thanks to a birdie at the 36th hole, Rose made the most of his reprieve on a serenely calm morning on the east coast of Scotland . "I've got a bit of experience at this, maybe moreso than some guys on the leaderboard, but the leaderboard is packed with a lot of very good players", he said. Read More »

Cyclists hit with spray as Tour halted by protests

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The events of stage 16 did highlight again, though, just how vulnerable the riders are. A gendarme (L) sprays tear gas at protesters (R, some hidden) as other gendarmes remove haystacks from the route, during a farmers' protest who attempted to block the stage's route, during the 16th stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon, southwestern France , on July 24, 2018. Read More »

Loris Karius to spearhead mass £100m Liverpool clear-out

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Origi has struggled in pre-season and as such, it's nearly certain that he'll be heading out of the club at some point this summer. And when asked if he will leave Liverpool before the end of the transfer window, Karius said: 'I do not know now, I can not say what I'm doing right now, there's still some time left'. Read More »

Ohio State Fires Wide Receivers Coach After Repeated Domestic Abuse Accusations Surface

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One of the core values of Meyer's teams at Bowling Green , Utah, Florida , and Ohio State has been to treat women with respect. "So that was a big part of it". Zach Smith has been fired. Smith, the 34-year-old grandson of former OSU head coach Earle Bruce , has been on Meyer's staff each of the six seasons since the head coach came to the Buckeyes in 2012, and would've been entering his seventh season with the program in 2018. Read More »

Cavs ink Love to four-year, $120M extension

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Love signed a four-year extension on Tuesday to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I came here to win". "This quickly became a partnership the second we began these discussions", Altman said. And while James and Love no longer are teammates, The King made sure to shout out the five-time NBA All-Star on Twitter after news of the deal broke. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced due to illness

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Marchionne, 66, has long said he would step down in 2019 as CEO of the FCA automobile manufacturer. "It was a situation that was unthinkable until a few hours ago, and leaves us all with a sense of injustice", he added. Ferrari NV, with Marchionne as chairman, begins trading in NY with a market value of about $10 billion. It is believed that Marchionne had chose to leave his duties at the end of 2018, but recent shoulder surgery and resulting recovery leave has accelerated his decision. Read More »

Yankees' Gary Sanchez Going Back On DL After Reaggravating Groin Injury

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Sanchez reached out and let a breaking ball from Luis Severino glance off his glove and right foot, then slowly chased the ball as it bounced toward the third base coaching box. It certainly wouldn't be the first time a player suffered an injury and played through it. "You learn a lot in this game, and this is one of those instances where you learn and put it behind you and look forward". Read More »

Alize Cornet seals Ladies Championship Gstaad title

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Bouchard had lost the first set 7-6 and trailed 1-0 in the second to top seed Alize Cornet of France when she had to withdraw on Saturday. "She got me on the back foot from the beginning". While the Canadian is now playing her best tennis of the year, there is no guarantee Bouchard will be able to compete by August 6, where she is slated to begin her campaign in Montreal. Read More »

Indias Ramkumar reaches first-ever ATP World Tour semifinal

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That Paes triumph also came on the grass courts of Newport but the world number 161 was unable to match the doubles specialist's feat as he was outclassed by Johnson, the 28-year-old collecting a fourth career title. Ramanathan, who had stunned world No. 8 Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open past year, sent down five aces and converted the three break points that came his way. Read More »

Barcelona strike £36.5m deal for Malcom after Roma U-turn

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The Catalan giants signed Brazilian winger Malcom, who had been closely linked with a move to AS Roma. This deal does not rule out Barclona's interest in Willian however as the club look to have a whole host of attacking options heading into the new season. Read More »

Hazard nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 award

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However, Inter are reportedly hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus could increase Messi's desire to play in Italy in order to reignite the rivalry between the world's two best players. From the shortlist, four groups of the football community, namely journalists, fans, national team coaches and captains - each section having a weighting of 25% - will now be allowed to vote for their favourites. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki officially signed for his 21st season with Mavericks

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Nowitzki, a former NBA MVP who turned 40 last month, is set to become the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same franchise. As well as being a 13-time All-Star and MVP victor, Nowitzki also delivered an NBA Championship to the Mavericks in 2011 when he helped defeat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat . Read More »

Tour de France riders sprayed with chemical

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The gas was used to disperse the protesters but it ended up blowing in the direction of the peloton, which led to the race being stopped at the 187 kilometres-to-go point. Ahead of the Tour, 33-year-old Froome had been under an anti-doping cloud after he was found to have more than the permissible level of asthma drug salbutamol in his urine at last September's Vuelta a España. Read More »

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Dauda support Mesut Ozil after Germany retirement

The 29-year-old was criticised after being photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a London event in May. "Whether publicly or not, the player must be protected against messages of discrimination and hatred". The 2014 World Cup victor was part of Joachim Low's squad that failed to make it past the group stage in Russian Federation. Ozil met Erdogan in May along with fellow Germany global Ilkay Gundogan, the Manchester City player who is also of Turkish descent. Read More »