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Women's World Cup will break attendance records says World Rugby boss


Bristol flanker Izzy Noel-Smith plays for England on Wednesday in their opening game of the Women's Rugby World Cup, with the Roses looking stronger than ever and ready to defend their title. England women's head coach Middleton said: "We are really happy with the way our tournament preparations have gone and the squad have worked really hard over the past number of months". Read More »

Branden Albert changes mind about retiring, wants to return to Jaguars


Instead, when Albert retired a week ago, it came with an official statement of thanks to each organization he'd ever played for, including the Jags. According to ESPN , Jacksonville is "unlikely to allow him to" return to the team after the two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle made a decision to end his brief retirement. Read More »

B/R Experts' UEFA Super Cup Predictions

AS point out that if Bale does make an appearance for Real on Tuesday, it would not put off United as the Welshman would still be eligible to play in the Champions League for another club next season. "I haven't had any conversations (with Madrid), I am just concentrating on my football, I'm trying to get my fitness up as much as I can after pretty much not playing regularly for eight or nine months". Read More »

Robert Kraft reportedly surprised Tom Brady's mother with a Super Bowl ring


Most NFL players dream of being able to wear a Super Bowl ring, although when it comes to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , he has five to choose from. Prior to the Patriots' win, Brady said he would be dedicated the game to his mother, who he described as inspiration. Due to her bout with cancer, Galynn was unable to attend a single game last season - that is until Super Bowl LI. Read More »

Vikings list Dalvin Cook as No. 1 running back on depth chart


He rushed for 12 touchdowns last season. "So just throw me in there with them, and it's no different", Murray quipped. "I still have a lot of catching up to do", Murray said. While we don't know whether or not we'll see Murray on the field Thursday night during their first preseason game, we will eventually. "I thought the running game was better, but we still have to get better with that", Zimmer added. Read More »

Anthem to withdraw from ObamaCare exchange in Nevada


USA health insurer Anthem Inc. said it will no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada's state exchange and will stop offering the plans in almost half of Georgia's counties next year. She said the agency will transition the consumers in Clark, Washoe and Nye counties to "a similarly priced plan", but individuals are strongly encouraged to shop for coverage on the marketplace. Read More »

Moeen Ali hopes heroics can be benchmark for Test career


Anderson needed just three balls to have Dean Elgar , fresh from a hundred in South Africa's 239-run defeat in the third Test at The Oval, lbw for a duck in the first over of the Proteas' reply. "Three months in England has been a tough time for us". They both set the tone superbly on Monday morning, with a high class display which was then backed up by England's man of the series, Moeen Ali , in typically casual fashion. Read More »

Marvin Lewis dealing with blood clot in ankle


Fortunately, it appears Lewis will be back with the team sooner rather than later. Lewis brought Simmons to Cincinnati in 2003 and is in his fifth season as the special teams coordinator. The Bengals will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their preseason opener on Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Lewis will turn 59 years old in September and has accrued a 118-103-3 record in his previous 14 seasons with the Bengals. Read More »

Kurt Warner Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame


He's now one of three quarterbacks in National Football League history to make Super Bowl starts with two different franchises (Craig Morton, Peyton Manning & Warner). But when I played the game, when I stepped between those lines, I took advantage of every opportunity. "You come into this and the first thing you think is, 'I don't belong in this room, '" Warner said. Read More »

Lampard and Gerrard predict Premier League top four


Then you win a prize", Klopp was quoted as saying by ESPNFC. "It's hard how it is". Klopp can not believe his own words when he claims he is "happy" with his squad and doesn't need too many more additions ahead of a season that may include a glut of high octane Champions League games, and what he hopes will be a Premier League title challenge. Read More »

Tuesday's Mashup: Johnny Manziel thinks National Football League team will sign Colin Kaepernick


Sadly, his playing days are looking more and more behind him. "I was really hard-headed. I can't get away from it", Manziel said via ESPN. "I'd do something involved with sports", Manziel said, per Larry Brown Sports . Manziel hasn't signed with a team since the Browns released him in March 2016. So I don't think his career is done. He has also yet to close the door on the Canadian Football League or even giving baseball another try, a la Tim Tebow . Read More »

Little Caesars testing new 'Pizza Portal' in Troy


Little Caesars is rolling out a novel service aimed at streamlining its Hot-N-Ready pizza pickup process. Customers will be able to open the door of a Pizza Portal through a thee-digit PIN or QR code. Tests now taking place in a number of markets will be expanded later this year, according to the release. Little Caesars' CEO David Scrivano told USA Today that he thinks Pizza Portals will "augment" store staffing rather than replace employees. Read More »

Pep Guardiola hopeful of Ilkay Gundogan return next week

This comes after City have won their last three preseason games by a combined score of 10-1 against Real Madrid, Tottenham and West Ham United . I think I'm lucky because I used to play under Pep at Barcelona and I know what he wants. "We did it without pressure in friendlies and now we have to see how we react under pressure". Manchester City could include Ilkay Gundogan in the squad for their friendly against Girona with the midfielder closing in on full fitness. Read More »

Spieth seeks youngest Career Slam, Rory hunts more Quail glory


Five of the six Australians who teed up in Akron will be at Quail Hollow next week and four of those five will take some confidence from their play this week. And he has never felt more at ease. He shared fourth place at The Open after a disastrous start and was fifth at the WGC last week, when once again he wasn't clinical with his wedge play. Read More »

Gase: Cutler didn't delay retirement to stand on sideline


Cutler's signing marks a reunion with head coach Adam Gase , who served as the Bears' offensive coordinator during the 2015 season. Despite having his final season in Chicago cut short, Gase is confident that the 34-year-old quarterback is a fit in Miami. Read More »

Jaguars' Albert reverses course on retirement


He participated in the first three practices and was in the facility working out on fourth day of camp. "What about him?" was Coughlin's initial reply when asked about Albert following today's Jaguars-Patriots practice. The Dolphins gave Albert an $8.5 million signing bonus in 2014 and when he retired the Jaguars had the option of pursuing $3.4 million of that pro-rated bonus money even though they had not paid him because they inherited his contract, a league source said. Read More »

Spike Lee Promotes Rally in Front of NFL Headquarters for Colin Kaepernick


The petition will be sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and every team owner in the league once it reaches 100,000 signatures. "I applaud you for the things that you stood up for", Lewis added. He also wore the quarterback's jersey during a performance a year ago. "Why he doesn't have a job?" The Baltimore Ravens have been pondering whether to sign Kaepernick, which seems logical given Joe Flacco's back issues. Read More »

Time, TV channel, and how to watch Team Africa vs


Team Africa captain and Los Angeles Lakers star Luol Ajou Deng, was not deterred by the outcome, tweeting, "I'm very thankful to have the chance to come back every summer with the National Basketball Association to grow the game in Africa!" Team World is loaded with familiar faces, including DeMarcus Cousins , C.J. Read More »

Ravindra Jadeja second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets


In spite of being adjudged Man of the Match for his fine show in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo , Ravindra Jadeja ended the Test on a bad note as he was handed a one-match ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after accumulating six demerit points in a 24-month period. Read More »

The truth behind controversial McGregor sparring photo


He added that McGregor , who is set for a 9-figure pay day, will take the money and run away from combat sports after August 26. I never tried to make things hard for them but I assumed things would be at least under a moderate living conditions. Read More »

Target Mahrez Says He Wants Roma Talks


Despite a less productive campaign a year ago that saw the creative winger only just reach double figures with 10 goals in 48 appearances, former boss Ranieri understands the backing of the Giallorossi faithful could see the midfielder return to his best. Read More »

Frank Lampard Gives His Thoughts On 'Strange' Matic Transfer


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he's powerless to prevent the sale of Eden Hazard should Barcelona come calling for the Belgian star. Bakayoko, meanwhile - a £40m summer signing from Monaco - is still on the mend following surgery on a minor knee injury and has already missed the Blues' pre-season tour of the Far East. Read More »

Arsenal beats Chelsea on penalties to win Community Shield

The Gunners overcame London rivals Chelsea on penalties at Wembley on Sunday to lift the preseason trophy after the regulation 90 minutes ended 1-1. Morata , who joined from Real Madrid last month, came on in the 74th minute and missed his penalty in the shootout. For the third time in four years, Arsenal have begun their season by lifting the FA Community Shield . Read More »

David Griffin thinks Kyrie Irving's trade request was courageous


Griffin also was asked about the pressure of being LeBron James' general manager. "Youth. Ignorance", Harper said Sunday of Irving , 25, after signing autographs at the legends booth on Cavs day at the $9.75 million World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club . Read More »

Vikings' Running Back Murray Activated From PUP List


Over 30 games played (28 starts), he recorded 1,854 yards and 18 touchdowns on 461 carries and added 74 receptions for 496 yards. Many believe that Dalvin Cook , not Leonard Fournette, will be the best running back in the 2017 NFL Draft class - despite the fact that he was a second round pick. Read More »