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Bottas didn't expect 'confusing' team orders call


Sebastian Vettel believes wins at the upcoming races could be enough to put pressure on Mercedes and force a dramatic turnaround in the drivers' championship in the final five races. From pole position, Bottas had executed a flawless race, properly outpacing his team mate only to be ordered to cede his position in favour of Hamilton with ten laps to go when the Brit appeared under threat from title rival Vettel. Read More »

Brewers fans wait in rain to welcome division champs home


Wild-card games on Tuesday (losers of Brewers-Cubs and Rockies-Dodgers games) and Wednesday (Athletics at Yankees ) will narrow the field to eight teams, four in each league, as the chase begins in earnest for the World Series crown. Yelich singled home Milwaukee's first run and won the NL batting title with a.326 average. "That's pretty cool", Yount said in the Brewers clubhouse. Read More »

Europe roars back, reclaims Ryder Cup in victory over U.S.


They beat Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed , 4&3, and are 3-0 as a pairing so far in this Ryder Cup. He lost convincingly to Finau in singles, but overall his week was grand. The deficit is one of the largest the USA have ever faced on European soil and Thomas Bjorn's men are now red-hot favourites to go on and win back the famous gold trophy. Read More »

Patrick Reed slams Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk after Ryder Cup humiliation

Ask any of the US players and their answer will be the opposite. Not only was he the first European to ever go 5-0 in a Ryder Cup , but he was just the fourth person ever to do so. He should get another shot at being captain. Team Europe lifts the Ryder Cup after their 17.5-10.5 victory at Le Golf National. Thomas deserves to be the new Captain America. Read More »

Marcelo, Gelson doubts for Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid


Left back Marcelo was singled out for criticism in Sevilla and Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has to decide whether to stick with the Brazilian, whose fitness has been questioned, or to move Nacho to the left and play Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varene in central defense. Read More »

Tiger Woods sleepwalks his way to four losses in Ryder Cup

Chimenti added: "A player who wins everything in the Ryder Cup for three consecutive days must be considered among the most important athletes not only in Italian but world sport". It was Molinari who withstood Woods' charge at the British Open in July, staying calm amid frenzied scenes playing with the American, who electrified Carnoustie as he stormed into the lead halfway through the final round. Read More »

Europe wins back the Ryder Cup

Wildcards Henrik Stenson , Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia also played leading roles for Europe. One of golf's great mysteries continues: Why is Woods' Ryder Cup record so lousy? Johnson fell to 3-1 while Poulter moves to 5-0-1. By the time Garcia won his match, 2&1 against Rickie Fowler , the Cup was already in the bag. Still, it had plenty of interesting moments, particularly at the final hole. Read More »

Reaction to Europe's Ryder Cup victory over United States


Furyk stood by the decision - criticised by ex-European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley - of his players to stay away despite their counterparts' superior knowledge of Le Golf National making a significant difference. The second hole of that encounter was halved in a triple-bogey six, and Noren was enduring a particularly torrid time. "I've been part of another two winning teams where I didn't bring full points, and I'm glad after I've been carried on the shoulders by some of these ... Read More »

Superb Sergio Garcia repays Thomas Bjorn’s faith at Ryder Cup


One of those comebacks happened in 1999 at Brookline in Boston - the only 10-6 comeback for the Americans. The defeat was part of a hard day for the American team, trailing 10-6 after four rounds of play and needing to win eight of 12 singles matches Sunday to keep the Cup. Read More »

John Aldridge and Ian Rush react to Liverpool point at Chelsea


It's good to get the result. Jorginho has been an exceptional addition but Kovacic, on loan from Real Madrid, has quietly improved the team and he is not short on big-game experience. Jorginho admits Chelsea's talisman has looked unplayable at times , with his form placing him in a talent bracket at the very top of the world game . Read More »

Emotional Casey revels in first Ryder Cup win for decade

They need to start embracing and enjoying that challenge if they're going to compete and win this Ryder Cup, because at the minute they're behind the eight-ball. "I'm proud to be on this team and proud to be standing next to those other 11 teammates and proud to win a point". Even so, he couldn't contain a smile. Read More »

Chelsea v Liverpool — Big Match Focus


It was a hard match on Wednesday and it will be a very hard match tomorrow. Eden Hazard's second-half introduction helped Chelsea surge to a 2-1 comeback victory at Liverpool on Wednesday. After netting three times in Belgium's World Cup campaign over the summer that ended with them coming third, the forward has been in fine form for Chelsea this season. Read More »

Chelsea end Liverpool’s flawless start to Premier League season

While a spot in the front three seemed unlikely with Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane entrenched, Sturridge has again proved himself a capable goalscorer, however limited his minutes on the field may be. It was a slick piece of play started and finished by Hazard and underlined the confidence and flair with which he is playing at present. It will take more than Hazard's mesmerising finesse or Sarri's systemic aptitude for Chelsea to present a realistic case for their ... Read More »

Ryder Cup: Huge stand to set pulse racing but atmosphere flat-lined

The Ryder Cup is in full swing now and as expected US golfer Patrick Reed is living up to his role as the pantomime villain. Balls found the rough, balls found the water and a few of them even found fairways. Justin Thomas reacts to his match-winner. He didn't have much to celebrate. They not only cannot drive the ball on the fairway, they can't hit the layup shots. Read More »

Bjorn says ‘Europe united’ at Ryder Cup amid Brexit tensions


The laid-back Italian, who picked up the biggest victory of his career at this year's British Open, isn't about to change his personality at Le Golf National. From being in the locker room, everyone's taking Tiger's return very well and positively. "The dynamic of the American team has become a little more cohesive in the last few years and I think that's to do with the younger guys coming on board and really embracing the Ryder Cup ". Read More »

Jose Mourinho 'strips Paul Pogba of Manchester United captaincy'


Barcelona continue to be strongly linked with Pogba , who suggested that he would be fined if he opened up about his happiness after captaining United to an opening-day win against Leicester. They were joined by fellow third-tier side Blackpool who piled misery on second-tier Queens Park Rangers with a 2-0 win. However, he was also at fault when losing possession for Wolves' equaliser that left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after six ... Read More »

Emre Can apologises for sexist comments over Cristiano Ronaldo red card


Isco, Gareth Bale - who seemed sure to leave if Zidane stayed - and Mariano Diaz got the goals . Ronaldo was involved in a tangle in the penalty area with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo as he awaited a cross from the left. Simeone told a news conference ahead of Saturday's La Liga trip to Getafe via FourFourTwo "With VAR, seeing the way in which Ronaldo was sent off , we have to pay attention to what is done". Read More »

Tiger Woods wins tournament, watches video of pundits saying he'd never win


For the 42nd time in history, numerous world's top golfers will compete against each other in the now-established United States vs. Europe format. "Tiger played so well at The Tour Championship and to grab a hold of the golf tournament early and fend everyone off, I think was a good buzz in the team room", said US captain Jim Furyk . Read More »

Tiger Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship


But not to this fevered pitch. I still needed to play the hole, and once I hit the ball into the bunker" - which caused a large sigh - "I tried to miss it right of the flag. The struggle has made the victory taste all the sweeter. Woods has not been the closer of old in his return this year from a spinal fusion, most notably at the British Open at Carnoustie where he charged into the lead halfway through the final round before faltering. Read More »

Salah strike caps off best start in Liverpool history


Has Klopp found Liverpool a plan B with Shaqiri playing in behind Firmino, Mane and Salah? "Of course everyone expects that (he will be as prolific as last season) but we don't expect that". Cech has ensured a hard start to the season as he struggled to adapt to new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's desire for his stopper to play the ball out to his defenders. Read More »

Real Madrid to categorically refuse US La Liga Game


This went some way to illustrating the difference Lopetegui has made at the Santiago Bernabeu in a very short space of time. "We played as a team". In the second half, Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion set up Lemar, who dribbled past Soria and scored from a tight angle. Read More »

Towns Signs "Super-Maximum" Contract Extension to Remain with Timberwolves


Taylor's urgency to trade Butler is music to the ears of Oklahoma City fans. Butler has reportedly had a falling out with Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, and the meeting with Thibodeau was created to address those concerns. Minnesota could also be interested in D'Angelo Russell . Symbolically, it hands Towns the keys to the franchise as the Timberwolves prepare to deal Butler. Read More »

Aaron Rodgers Concerned Knee Will Get Worse Over Season


Matthews is the first National Football League player since at least 2001 to be penalized three times for roughing the passer in the first three games of a season. On Sunday, Smith went 12 for 20 for 220 yards. Familiar foe Adrian Peterson is now the feature back for Washington after they lost second-round pick Derrius Guice to injury during the preseason. Read More »

Arsenal boss Unai Emery sets team two big targets


Cazorla rejected the notion that Arsenal were in "a comfort zone" under former manager Wenger - who was replaced after 23 years in charge by Emery in May - but feels that they could have come closer to success in the Premier League . "But also I have a lot of confidence in [Alexandre] Lacazette", he said. "It's our disappointment. Little by little, we are conceding a few chances to the opposition, the same like in Newcastle", Emery said. Read More »

Klopp: Beating Paris Saint Germain proved Liverpool can reach next level


I said to Daniel before the game he is the best shape since I've known him, physically, and now he had to use it - and that's what he did". "You can bring Bobby Firmino on and that helps a lot. "The team that have really impressed me is Liverpool , they do look the real deal", Shearer wrote in his column for Coral. "Finally, we scored the third goal which was very important for the team". Read More »

Jimmy Butler requests trade, 76ers could be highly interested


So on June 22, 2017, with the Timberwolves on the clock - though the trade between the Bulls and Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler had been agreed upon - they "selected" Markkanen. The Knicks are not willing to trade young stars like Kevin Knox or Kristaps Porzingis , the Nets finished 12th in the Eastern Conference previous year and the Clippers don't have any potential All-Stars on their roster. Read More »

Why We Should Channel Our Inner Serena Williams


Equally, it is not unusual for a tennis player to get angry on the court, and yet Williams' anger has caused a media meltdown well beyond her own impassioned emotions. In addition to describing Williams' treatment as sexist, a second petition on Color of Change's website called it racist. And then there was a similarly abusive incident against Australian Sam Stosur in the finals in 2011 when she screamed "come on" before the point had even ended and went insane when the point went against ... Read More »

Cartoon depicting Serena Williams at US Open causes new round of outrage


The third code violation resulted in a game penalty for Williams. On Saturday, chair umpire Carlos Ramos accorded Williams a conduct violation for illegal coaching, after spotting her coach Patrick Mouratoglou signalling from the stands. The score was now 5-3 in Osaka's favor and she was serving for the match. In the cartoon , Knight showed the umpire asking tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?". Read More »

Carragher: Eden Hazard is the Premier League’s best player


Hazard, who has scored or assisted in each of Chelsea's four games this season, took over the game shortly before halftime. Hazard has started this campaign in sensational form; scoring five goals and providing two assists in just three starts for Chelsea so far in the Premier League. Read More »

Roberto Firmino is a doubt for Liverpool's Champions League opener


However, the Liverpool manager said that the Brazilian winger won't find himself on the receiving end of a hard time from his players. Klopp was able to call on club captain Jordan Henderson and England striker Daniel Sturridge from a bench that also included nearly £60m worth of summer signings in Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, plus Alberto Moreno and Joel Matip. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp laughs off Gary Neville's comments about Liverpool


However, it seems Liverpool have been handed a major boost as Firmino has taken to social media to provide an update on his condition and he says it was just a scare and he and his eye are doing "ok". Erik Lamela (for Dembele 59) - 6 - The Argentine managed to get on the scoresheet in stoppage time, but only as a consolation goal. So now we have to prove that and do it again and again and again, and see if we can do so. Read More »