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U.S. Open umpire focusing on 'working again,' not Serena controversy


According to Australian newspaper The Herald Sun and its cartoonist, Mark Knight , a cartoon of Serena Williams that echoes the harmful caricatures of black men and women once drawn in a shameful part of USA history isn't racist. Everyone from civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was outraged. She also criticised the depiction of Osaka as a "faceless prop" in the background of the image. Read More »

Sarri Concedes Chelsea Not Title Contenders This Season


Sarri believes the 37-year-old still wants to play for another season but insists he will always be welcome at his "home" back at Chelsea in a coaching capacity. Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Like Liverpool and Watford, Chelsea have got a 100 per cent record from their first four league games and I see that ideal start continuing here". Read More »

Seahawks Signing LB Mychal Kendricks Despite Guilty Plea for Insider Trading


The charges Kendricks pleaded to call for 30 to 37 months of prison time, according to Schefter, but because of his cooperation with prosecutors, Kendricks might not spend any time behind bars. In any case, the Seahawks choice to sign a player who is dealing with a legal issue surely raises plenty of eyebrows. Kendricks, 27, is a six-year National Football League veteran who, prior to Cleveland, had spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Read More »

David Luiz loving Chelsea life under 'great' Sarri


Only Liverpool and Watford have matched Chelsea's impressive start, with champions Manchester City two points behind having drawn with Wolves last month. My feeling is that now we are not a very solid team in the defensive phase. Fabregas could be in contention to feature against Cardiff City on Saturday after returning to full training this week. Read More »

Man City boss Guardiola reveals De Bruyne buyout clause: He's Bielsa's favourite


Guardiola has helped De Bruyne flourish at City and confirmed his star player was not for sale. The clause is €250m. "I'm sorry, he is not for sale". "De Bruyne does everything and everything well, but still has room to grow". The Manchester City playmaker is a key performer in Guardiola's team and stood out last season in the club's Premier League-winning campaign. For now, though, Guardiola insists he is very happy at City. Read More »

Redskins well represented in Hall of Fame class of 2019 nominees

The first Latino head coach to ever win a Super Bowl took over in 1979 and helped lead the Raiders to two championships in the early 80s. Both are already in the school's hall of fame. The modern-era nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and, from there, to 15 finalists in January. Senior Finalist Johnny Robinson, who spent his entire career with the Texans/Chiefs franchise from 1960-71 , and Contributor Finalists Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt will also be included in the ... Read More »

US Tennis Association boss backflips on support for Serena Williams

Osaka said during the interview that she initially didn't know what was going on because she turned away from the scene as Williams approached Ramos and started yelling. Asked on Thursday how she felt about being a high-profile bi-racial athlete in Japan, Osaka said the question "really throws me off". First she was warned after her coach Patrick Mouratoglou was seen communicating with her via a hand gesture and then she was docked a point after smashing her racket. Read More »

Richarlison double fires Brazil to win over El Salvador


Neymar criticised referee Jair Marrufo after receiving what he felt was an "unnecessary" booking for simulation during his side's 5-0 win over El Salvador. Before scoring, he also won the penalty which allowed Neymar to open the scoring in the fourth minute of the game. "I have to work hard at my club to come back more often". Read More »

Alli, Lloris out for game against Liverpool


I said before the start of the season that they'll be the nearest challengers to Manchester City and nothing I've seen so far has made me change my mind. We don't play Champions League , or what? They were the most stable players in the squad. Then we're all humans and we can all make mistakes. "Mauricio [Pochettino] has the same issues, we all have to work with what we've got". Read More »

Ravens can’t recover from Bengals’ dominant 1st half


And when the Bengals returned to Cincinnati after a second straight losing season , owner Mike Brown made a decision to give Lewis a two-year extension based in part upon the Bengals' 31-27 win that day. The game can be watched on NFL Network and kicks off from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati at 7:20 P.M. Dalton and Green are the mainstays of the offense. Read More »

Arsenal Boss Keen To Scupper Barcelona's Interest In Gunners Star


Ozil has become a bit of a conundrum for Emery after the club's highest-paid player got off to a slow start to the season, which was also interrupted by an illness that fuelled rumours of a rift between the two. "The first time, maybe, he could feel different but every day with us in the work, I look at him and he looks well and happy, working with our demands every day", said Emery. Read More »

EPL: Marcus Rashford takes final decision on future with Manchester United


Rashford was one of few bright sparks for Southgate, scoring both England's goals in a 2-1 defeat to Spain and 1-0 victory over Switzerland in the past week. "Young players sometimes say things that they later regret". Marcus Rashford is ahead of where Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane were at his age - but needs to be made to feel "important". Read More »

Boston 'deeply disturbed' by charges against Jabari Bird


Per The Athletic's Shams Charania, the incident involving the 24-year-old Bird, who is facing multiple charges for the incident and was reportedly on suicide watch during his hospital stay over the weekend, will be investigated by the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Australian Newspaper Doesn't See How This Cartoon of Serena Williams Is Racist


In the cartoon, Williams is jumping up and down as the umpire asks Osaka, " Can you just let her win? ". He depicted Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian heritage, as a white woman with blonde hair. "I drew her as an African-American woman. It was a cartoon based on her tantrum on the day and that's all it was". "I saw the world number one tennis player have a huge hissy fit and spit the dummy ". Read More »

David Wright Will Return to Mets for One Final Time and Retire


Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Senior VP of Baseball Operations John Ricco joined Wright for an emotional news conference prior to the club's doubleheader against Miami to make the announcement, ending speculation on whether or not the seven-time All-Star would return. Read More »

MVP Stewart leads Seattle Storm to sweep of Mystics, 3rd WNBA title


The WNBA isn't so different, in the sense that having a collection of top-level players like the Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard and Sue Bird is the best route to a championship. Case in point: can you imagine planned construction on Capital One Arena during either the National Basketball Association or NHL postseason, forcing the Wizards or Caps to play elsewhere? Webb, a 2002 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for ... Read More »

Spurs without Lloris and Alli for Saturday’s game


World Cup-winning France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined 50,000 pounds (US$65,000) and banned from driving for 20 months for drunk driving. Pochettino said Lloris would remain captain despite his drink-driving case, replying "of course" when asked whether that would be the case. Read More »

France's keeper Lloris avoids jail over drink-driving

Lloris, who has endured a hard few weeks on a personal level after being fined £50,000 and receiving a 20-month driving ban following his pleading guilty to drink-driving, misses this weekend's game with a hamstring injury, while Alli suffered a knock during England's 2-1 defeat to Spain last weekend and misses out. Read More »

Liverpool need Bayerns mentality to win titles - Shaqiri


It's not something that I ever have a ready answer for but if I had to choose between the club making significant progress in the league or winning a trophy, I would say that most times I would choose to win a domestic cup. "This game is bigger for Tottenham than it is for Liverpool - this is a game Spurs can't afford to lose, they've got to have a go especially after what happened at Watford". Read More »

Erik Karlsson traded to the San Jose Sharks


ORIGINAL STORY: The Ottawa Senators have agreed to trade the All-Star defenseman to the San Jose Sharks , TSN's Pierre Le Brun reported Thursday. Normally, a trade between teams out of Colorado's division and not involving them would just be fun fodder for dissecting the deal but this one actually has a chance to have a significant impact on the Avalanche. Read More »

Ronaldo struggles for goals, Dybala for playing time


While both players have different styles and demeanour, both were destined for greatness. Kevin DeBruyne at number 4 of the best Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 players is somewhat unpredictable but quite acceptable looking at his incredible performance in the past season. Read More »

BMW Championship suspended due to bad weather


Rose ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings and became just the 22nd golfer in history to do so. He and Bradley finished on 20 under par after a rain-delayed final round and the 2011 US PGA champion required just one extra hole to seal victory. Read More »

Arsenal boss Emery addresses Ozil rift; Man City groundsman claim


Ozil has looked slightly out of place when Emery has deployed him on the right wing rather his normal central role as a No. 10, but Emery reiterated that the German is happy switching between the two. Emery said Ozil had simply been struggling with illness and he was fit to start the following week against Cardiff. Emery finally started Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against Cardiff and it paid off as they were both on the score-sheet. Read More »

Umpire Breaks His Silence Amid Serena Williams' Sexism Accusations Over Controversial Calls

This is not the first time she has been in trouble for her interactions with officials. The decision caused a heated on-court dispute between him and Williams. Let's give everyone the credit where credit is due. "For me, I don't feel sad because I wouldn't even know what I'm expected to feel", she said . One suggestion being floated is to refuse any match assignments involving Williams until she apologizes for vilifying Ramos. Read More »

Storm sweep Mystics, win third WNBA title


It was their first Finals appearance and Wednesday was their first time hosting a Finals game, with a sellout crowd of 9,164 in the building. The Storm blew the game open during the second quarter and led by 16 points at half time. "They are going to play that way offensively, they're going to play that way defensively. They embody this league in the most positive ways". In Game 2, the Storm had 15 giveaways, their highest total in the playoffs. Read More »

Liberia president George Weah, 51, makes shock return to worldwide football


However, Football lover have taken to social media to say one or two things. He wrote on twitter; " George Weah playing for Liberia is a real joke and disrespectful of the Super Eagles ". Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi and fellow midfielder Peter Etebo, of Stoke City started while Kelechi Iheanacho featured as a second-half substitute. His former worldwide teammate James Debbah also played the match which Turkey-based forward Henry Onyekuru and Italy-based striker Simeon Nwankwo ... Read More »

Barcelona to make a move for Frenkie De Jong: Marc Overmars


Both players were in action during the Netherlands 2-1 defeat to France. Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has issued a hands off warning for coveted Frenkie de Jong and ruled out the midfielder or any other players from the Amsterdam club leaving during the January transfer window. Read More »

Big boots: Rashford's numbers put him up there with Ronaldo

The England global is now suspended for three games after being sent off for violent conduct in his side's 2-0 win over Burnley in their last EPL game. "For me, it's the biggest club in the world, and I think he's got the potential to be one of the best". The midfielder made his first start of the season against Switzerland having previously just come off the bench twice for Maurizio Sarri's men. Read More »

Westbrook could miss season opener after knee surgery


Given the timing, it's likely Westbrook's injury will force him to miss training camp and much, if not all, of the preseason. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, with Thunder medical personnel present, performed the surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Read More »