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Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 this season

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In a tweet on Friday, the team announced that it will retire the 10-time All-Star's #34 during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 11, 2018, at TD Garden. After being selected by Boston with the 10th overall pick in 1998, Pierce spent 15 seasons playing for the Celtics in which he accomplished a series of noteworthy milestones. Read More »

Liverpool : Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

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Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou after handing in a transfer request at Anfield , with reports in the Catalan press suggesting a deal is now just days away, although Liverpool insist the Brazil worldwide is not for sale and have already rejected a £90.4m offer from Barcelona . Read More »

Nothing has changed on Coutinho: Klopp

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Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez revealed on Thursday that the Catalan giants were locked in negotiations for Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele but admitted that Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are in control of the futures of the esteemed attacking duo. Read More »

Ronaldo-less Real Madrid crushes Barcelona to win Supercopa

Last season's new signings need to improve, too. While one attacking trio has been broken up by a world-record transfer, another - Real Madrid's BBC - could also be set for a shake-up due to the club's frightening strength in depth. Defender Gerard Pique is also a doubt for the game against Betis due to a thigh strain. We'll let you use your imagination for this one... Real Madrid's midfield, meanwhile, is now the best in the world and the hardest to break into, but Asensio will no ... Read More »

Trump says CEOs who quit his council are 'grandstanders'

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Kenneth Frazier of Merck, Kevin Plank of Under Armour and Brian Krzanich of Intel all left the group. Frazier, who is African American, announced his decision Monday morning, writing in a statement that he felt "a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism". Read More »

Man recalls one of his life's biggest mistakes: Staring at an eclipse

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According to Inside Edition , Tomososki was only a teen during an eclipse in the 1960s. And that's what petrifies Lou Tomososki of Oregon City, Oregon. It's a pinpoint of blindness, often in the middle of the eye. When he said yes, the doctor joked that he got laser surgery on his eye even before it was developed, except it was done in the wrong spot, and that he did it for too long. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Forwarded Email Comparing Washington To Lee

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Trump also said: "This week, it is Robert E. Lee". Last month another Trump lawyer, Marc Kasowitz of Kasowitz Benson Torres, took a lower-profile role on the president's legal team soon after he acknowledged sending profanity-laden emails to a stranger who had urged him to resign. Read More »

Long supports Malcolm Jenkins' protest during anthem

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For Long, the decision to support Jenkins was an easy one, especially after the heinous events that transpired in his hometown, Charlottesville . Earlier in the week, he called the actions of the violent protestors "despicable". He has already said he intends on continuing to do so throughout the upcoming season. His teammate, receiver Doug Baldwin , says he is considering joining Bennett in the demonstration. Read More »

Lexi Thompson drives green on par-4 No. 1 during Solheim Cup

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Matthew and Icher were two down with six holes remaining, but they turned the clash on its head by winning three of the next four holes before Matthew's stunning bunker escape salvaged par at 17 and the Americans three-putted the last to gift a morale-boosting victory to Annika Sorenstam's side. Read More »

Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University

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Malala was almost killed by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' rights to education in 2012. Miss Yousefzai (left) poses with fellow students Bethany Lucas (centre) and Beatrice Kessedjian (right) after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls.Photo: Reuters. Read More »

England 348-3 against West Indies at 1st day close

Moeen Ali discovered at an early age that he can adapt successfully when the pressure is on at Edgbaston - and he has the chance to prove it again with the pink ball in England's inaugural day-night Test. "He gave me a batting masterclass", Malan told reporters of his stand with Cook. "It was the best seat in the house watching him bat and compose his innings". Read More »

Arsene Wenger to be sacked if African billionaire buys Arsenal

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However, the German global is now back in contention and his return will be a boost for Wenger after he saw his patched-up defence concede three against Leicester . Lawro's full predictions v Detroit actor Will Poulter . Kolasinac has made a flying start to life at Arsenal , scoring in the Community Shield and setting up a goal for Danny Welbeck in the opening Premier League win over Leicester. Read More »

Nadal outbattles Ramos Vinolas to set up Kyrgios quarter-final

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She wasted her only chance to finish it off. Unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe beat world No. 7 Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. After knocking off Williams, Barty had to head for her doubles match, still buoyed by the biggest win of her singles career. "To be able to share the court with her and play well today, it was really exciting". Read More »

Spanish league begins with tributes to victims of attacks

The FIFA ban imposed on Atletico means there are no new faces in Diego Simeone's side, but Atletico have been able to tie down key players such as Antoine Griezmann, and Saul Niguez. "All the support and solidarity (to) the family and friends of the victims", he wrote on Twitter. Who do you think will dominate the new Spanish season? "Indignation, frustration and sadness is what I feel at the moment". Read More »

Tottenham finally off the mark as Ajax star signs six-year deal

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Last year, only one signing, Victor Wanyama, came into the squad and immediately improved the side, showing that it is not necessarily the quantity of transfer business done by a club during the summer, but the quality. Given the recent and rapid escalation of transfer fees in the world soccer transfer market, it's not surprising that players who most might not know are moving for astronomical fees. Read More »

Derek Jeter welcomes daughter Bella Raine

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Bella Raine's arrival was announced in a congratulatory tweet on Friday from The Players' Tribune , a sports-based website that Jeter, 43, founded after retiring in 2014. In an interview with People in February, Davis Jeter confessed that her husband already had a name for their bundle of joy, but she was less than thrilled. Read More »

Penn State votes to extend James Franklin's contract

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Franklin has guided Penn State football student-athletes to tremendous achievement in academics and community service. The second time was a $1 million raise after his first season, the 2012 campaign. All the meanwhile, Franklin has assembled quite the 2018 recruiting class. Franklin, 45, led the Nittany Lions to an 11-3 record and the Big Ten championship a year ago. Read More »

Gomes, Kipnis power Indians past Twins

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Having failed to beat the Indians in eight tries at home, the Twins' game against Cleveland on Wednesday night was called because of rain. Dillon Gee, under consideration to start one of Monday's double-header games against the White Sox in Chicago, came on to strand two inherited runners in the fifth and worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings of long relief. Read More »

Neet 2017: SC bars medical admissions in Tamil Nadu

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The medical admission across the India are held on the basis of the NEET scores. Justice Misra asked the government how it proposed to strike a balance between rural students and those students who had cleared the Neet. Taking note of the submissions, the bench in a brief order said, "We have been apprised that an ordinance is likely to be promulgated". Now, Supreme Court will take up the case on August 22 and is expected to come out with some solution. Read More »

Judge rejects same sex marriage ban challenges in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland's ban on marriage equality has been upheld after a Belfast high court dismissed two landmark legal challenges. Justice O'Hara will rule on two separate cases that were heard together. During the fifth vote in November 2015, MLAs voted in favour of legalisation for the first time, with the slimmest majority of 53 votes to 52. "Now the challenge has been thrown firmly back at the politicians and it is essential we get Stormont up and running again to stabilise Northern ... Read More »

Foot surgery will sideline Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly

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He's going to miss some time. Kelly hurt his foot during a joint practice with the Detroit Lions a week ago and was held out of the preseason game against the Lions. Zuttah was a Pro Bowl alternate with the Baltimore Ravens last season. In the meantime, Pagano said , the team will roll with Bond and Redmond, while also continuing to explore any options on the waiver wire and in free agency that the Colts can bring in to help add needed depth at the position. Read More »

Dortmund deny Dembele's sale to Barca is 'close'

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According to reports in Germany, Dortmund have yet to receive a second, improved offer for Dembele, but on Wednesday Barcelona general manager Pep Segura said the club were nearing a deal. Kicker also reported that there had been no contact between the clubs for nine days and said the player was believed to have flown overseas while the saga continues. Read More »

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Others Nominated for FIFA Player Award

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With France Football and FIFA ending their partnership past year there are now two awards to be won - the former's traditional Ballon d'Or and the latter's Best Men's' Player award. Barcelona, despite exiting the competition at the quarter-final stage have four players on the list (although Neymar has since departed) - Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta the other names chosen. Read More »

Everton shrug off crowd trouble in Europa League win

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We gave them the belief to dominate the game. The Toffees were one goal up before the ugly scenes began, with Keane heading in Leighton Baines' 30th-minute cross to record his first goal for the club. Moments later Rooney almost went from creator to goalscorer, but his low finish after being played in by Klaassen was well saved by Dante Stipica. Read More »

Marshawn Lynch Flips Metaphorical Finger at Anthem Protest Questions

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It didn't stick around long. "I think the elephant just left the room because a little mouse just ran in here", joked Lynch. Beast Mode responded with an elephant metaphor - something about how elephants are scared of mice. "Well I mean with what's going on, I'd rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered", Lynch said. "But I'm a veteran so I can make it work". Read More »

Kyle Busch wins UNOH 200 Truck Race

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A speeding penalty on pit road during the stage caution period dropped Busch back to 17th, but he wasted little time moving his way back through the field, zipping into the top five within 35 laps. In the victory lane celebration, Busch said it was the first one of the week. Truex will need to leave Bristol with at least a 121-point margin to clinch the NASCAR Cup Series regular season championship with two races remaining. Read More »

Top flight clubs set to vote on transfer window changes

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The former Barcelona striker was signed from Malaga after Everton triggered his release clause in July. "We knew we would lose (Romelu) Lukaku for this season, with that we lost 25 goals, and we need players who will bring in productivity to the team". Read More »

Stephen Ward: Burnley defender signs new contract until 2019

Costa was interviewed at home in Brazil on the same day Chelsea lost their opening Premier League game to Burnley , and said he was refusing the club's demand to return to play with the reserves. "Hopefully, we can have a good season like we did a year ago". 'Everton at home the following week, try and get your three points. The 31-year-old initially signed at Turf Moor in August 2014 on a three year deal and has since made 76 appearances for the club. Read More »

Kansas joins interstate first-responder network

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The largest wireless network operator in the United States vowed to build and operate its own "private network core" to serve the needs of first responders, managing and directing all communications functions such as network access and call routing. Read More »