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Du Plessis to lead World XI vs Pakistan in Lahore in September

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The World XI will be led by South African skipper Faf du Plessis and will have 13 other players from seven Test playing countries. Badree was the No 1 bowler in the format at one stage and will be part of an attack that also includes Imran Tahir, the Pakistan-born South Africa leg-spinner. Read More »

Miguel Cabrera, Austin Romine square off to spark Tigers-Yankees brawl

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When Miguel Cabrera came to bat in the 6th inning, the Yankees had revenge on their minds. Benches clear, punches thrown in Yankees-Tigers game with Miguel Cabrera and Austin Romine at the center of it. Benches would clear two more times after subsequent hit-by-pitchers. And there's a chance that Romine could draw a suspension, though he felt he was merely protecting himself. Read More »

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers are the winners of the Kyrie trade

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I'm not going to use this as a forum to knock Thomas. With Irving, the Celtics get a top 3 point guard in his prime with years left on his contract. But Irving isn't the first important figure to go to Boston by way of Cleveland. LeBron enters the fold in 2014 and you go to three straight Finals, winning one in 2016 and you have just come off your most productive season as a pro past year. Read More »

Defender Kyle Walker-Peters signs new deal at Tottenham

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However, he did not play against Chelsea last weekend, as Kieran Trippier returned to the Tottenham fold, following his time recovering from injury. He is now likely to challenge Trippier for the starting berth at right-back ahead of Spurs' next game against Burnley . Walker-Peters joined Tottenham at the age of 16, signing with the club on July 1, 2013. Read More »

Wayne Rooney bids adieu to worldwide football

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Rooney's first global goal followed against Macedonia that September and, the following summer, his outstanding performances led to a place in the Euro 2004 team of the tournament. After that game, he said he was "focusing on Everton " rather than an worldwide recall. 'The thing with me is to play. Everton boss Ronald Koeman paid tribute to Wayne Rooney but was left disappointed as his side conceded a late equaliser against 10-man Manchester City . Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez focused and ready for Liverpool clash

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He looks in good shape, he's worked very hard". "He has always been focused on his job". "If he gets back to his best and wants to stay, we have to sit down, I think, later in the season". The Reds have rejected four bids from the Catalan giants amid reports the Brazil global has request he be allowed to leave Anfield . Despite links with another move away, Aston Villa and Sampdoria reportedly interested in the England worldwide, he now looks set to stay - even if Wenger will once ... Read More »

Sam Clucas reveals why he swapped Hull City for Swansea

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The deal is Swansea's first signing since selling star attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a reported $A72.8 million to Everton .it brought in Roque Mesa and Erwin Mulder earlier in the transfer window, as well as Tammy Abraham on loan. Read More »

Jerry Kramer takes important step toward Pro Football Hall of Fame

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He's most well-known for his part in the famous Lombardi sweep, and for throwing the block at the goal line on quarterback Bart Starr's game-winning sneak in the Ice Bowl. He was named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary Team in 1969. He made the Pro Bowl every year from 1976-82 and was named to the 1970s all-decade team. He's only credited with 11 career sacks as they were only an official statistic during the final three years of his career, but was impactful as a pass rusher and also ... Read More »

Champions Real Madrid draw Dortmund, Tottenham in Group H

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And with a relatively easy Champions League group, the 24-year-old should have an ample chance adding to his European goal tally after scoring in the return-leg playoff against Hoffenheim. Two of his former clubs, Chelsea and Roma, will meet in Group C along with Atletico Madrid and debutants Qarabag . In fact it was utterly embarrassing, as Brendan Rodgers' side - still nursing the mother of all hangovers after missing out on the league title and then losing Luis Suarez - won just ... Read More »

A's Trade OF Rajai Davis To Red Sox For Prospect Rafael Rincones

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The Red Sox acquired Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones . Comcast SportsNet's Evan Drellich first reported the Red Sox were going to acquire Davis, but it was being kept under wraps for now because Oakland's game on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles was in extra innings. Read More »

Tottenham star Kane relishing Real Madrid competition

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Leipzig could now fill that role in its European debut after being the surprise Bundesliga runner-up. With Liverpool and Celtic both having booked their place in the group stage, that share of €143m shrinks even further as it is split six ways. Read More »

Mo Farah wins thrilling 5000 at Zurich to end track career

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Cheruiyot who said that he was content with having finished behind Manangoi a fortnight ago in London, took the top podium place in 3:33.93 as countrymen Silas Kiplagat (3:34.26) and Managoi (3:34.65) settled for second and third places. "I don't know why it has come together now but I was telling my coach that I got to the World Championships a bit exhausted but then I got to the relay and you saw that's when I really got back up and since then it has been going up and up". Read More »

Chelsea close to fifth summer signing in £40m deal

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The same report says that the two clubs are now in transfer negotiations as Chelsea look to wrap up a deal for the 27-year-old midfielder. On Wednesday, German paper Bild announced an eye-catching claim that Chelsea could be about to sack Antonio Conte to replace him with Thomas Tuchel. Read More »

Quebec preparing to dole out welfare to asylum seekers

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The group is developing strategies to tackle the influx of asylum seekers entering the country. Trudeau said Canada was enforcing immigration rules. Weil says information helps the province prepare Quebec schools for an increase in the number of incoming students. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime later postponed a threat to fire missiles towards the US Pacific island territory of Guam, and Washington said it would be open to dialogue if Pyongyang were to take steps to calm tensions. Read More »

NAMED: Cheika makes three changes for the Wallabies

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia; 1 Scott Sio, 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 4 Rob Simmons, 5 Adam Coleman, 6 Ned Hanigan, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Sean McMahon. Read More »

Re-signs with Manchester United

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Until the point at which he ruptured his cruciate ligament at the end of April, it seemed certain Ibrahimovic would stay at United for a second season. In an interview with ESPN , Ibrahimovic explained that there were a couple of teams wanting "Ibra-kadabra" but he always wanted to return to Manchester United to wrap up unfinished business. Read More »

Michael Schumacher's son to drive at Spa

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Sabine Kehm, the spokesperson for the family, told Reuters on Wednesday that the 18-year-old will drive the vehicle before Sunday's race at Spa-Francorchamps. Kehm said it was not possible to use the race-winning 1992 Benetton due to mechanical and insurance issues, reported BBC . Since then, Schumacher has gone on to claim 91 victories in an F1 career spanning 21 years, but in December 2013 he suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident and hasn't been seen publicly since. Read More »

Should the NAACP be involved in the Colin Kaepernick case?

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While Kaepernick did throw 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions in 2016, his team went 1-10 with him as the starter and he completed 59.2 percent of his passes, which was better than only Carolina's Cam Newton (52.9 percent) and Chicago's Jay Cutler (59.1) in the entire NFC. Read More »

Hamilton: Vettel would not want to be F1 teammates at Mercedes

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Raikkonen's signature comes after he chased home Sebastian Vettel in a dominant Ferrari display in the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start his 200th Grand Prix in Belgium this weekend, seeking to match German legend Michael Schumacher's record of 68 pole positions. Read More »

Oxlade-Chamberlain Unlikely To Sign New Arsenal Deal

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Chelsea fans have voiced their displeasure on social media over paying such a high fee for the 27-year-old midfielder, but Conte still believes the ex-Manchester United youth product can add something to his side. But the Englishman is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium. The visit of Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday will allow Chelsea to step up negotiations over Barkley, who Tottenham have been chasing. Read More »

German sides handed hard Champions League draws

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His Bayern side will also come up against Belgian champions Anderlecht and Scotland's Celtic . 'It would be a special tie to play against them, not just for me personally. Some believed that third place was now achievable, which would see them drop down to the Europa League at the end of their group fixtures, but many agreed that it would be a hard task for the club. Read More »

Need to go beyond triple talaq, abolish Sharia law: Taslima

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In a sensational judgement, the Hon'ble Supreme Court called Triple Talaq system as unconstitutional and banned. Regardless of the scholarly disagreements on triple talaq's place in Islamic law, the women's rights advocates who fought for this verdict are happy to see a sexist practice on its way out. Read More »

Ronaldo named UEFA player of the year for third time

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The 32-year old helped Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals last season. The Portugal star was also named as the forward of the season, with the awards being given out at the Champions League draw in Monaco . Read More »

Carabao: Utd to host Burton, WBA vs

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Burton, then in the Conference, earned a 0-0 draw at the Pirelli Stadium in the first tie although, in the replay, the Reds brushed them aside to run out 5-0 winners at Old Trafford. The others see Manchester City visit West Bromwich Albion , a south coast derby between Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion, and Crystal Palace home to EPL newcomer Huddersfield Town . Read More »

Cavs and Celtics still have flaws the Sixers don't

That's the only way to be to the kid! LeBron James is not a fan of fans burning jerseys, and on Thursday he made his feelings heard through a series of tweets. "We want this team to go for banner 18, and we need to get the best possible players to do that, and that's what we are trying to do". Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman chimed in, saying Boston is a better team after getting Irving. Read More »

England v West Indies: Chris Woakes to return for Headingley Test

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West Indies great Curtly Ambrose labelled the performance "embarrassing" and "pathetic" but Holder insisted an improvement was possible at Headingley, despite the short turnaround. I believe in these young men. "The way we played in the last game and the two previous games - we've played some really strong cricket, and the more momentum we can build moving forward is really important for us". Read More »