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Reaction to Zidane's Real Madrid exit

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For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. "What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology". I think it would be hard to keep winning if I stayed. The Frenchman took over a divided dressing room after the sacking of Rafael Benitez in January, 2016 and immediately set about uniting the squad. Read More »

DONE DEAL? Man Utd meet buyout clause for Porto defender Diogo Dalot

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United are yet to trigger his £17.5 million... Strengthening his defence is a priority and a new right-back to act as a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia is desperately needed as the Ecuadorian global turns 33 in August. Dolat is expected to be Antonio Valencia's heir and Matteo Darmian's replacement as he's set to depart to Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo is upset by Manchester United's reluctance to make a move for him in the summer transfer window, according to Don Balon . Read More »

Barcelona star Lionel Messi retains hope of Newell's Old Boys chance

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The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also expressed his views on how fame affects his lifestyle and how he has to miss out on a few occasions with his family, while also admitting that he is thankful for the love he receives. "I have great faith in this group, we are working very well, we have players with a lot of capacity and experience". "We're not going as favourites because we had a complicated time in the qualifiers, but we are training well and we will give it our all". Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights to host scavenger hunt for tickets

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Nosek, who had just 15 points and seven goals in 67 games during the regular season, scored his second and third goals of the playoffs. Shortly before the empty-net goal, Lars Eller of the Capitals had the puck go off the end of his stick blade with a wide-open net in front of him and a chance to tie the game. Read More »

Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

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Reaves and Wilson are two guys that aren't afraid to mix it up at any given opportunity, so we'll see if the animosity they helped stir up carries over into Game 2. "When you play my physical style, you're going to have that reputation", Wilson said. The couple originally had Austin in mind as their daughter's name, but made a decision to go with Riley - named after Knights player Reilly Smith. Read More »

Former Houston Rockets' star Mario Elie kicks off Game 7

The Warriors won in 2015 and 2017, while the Cavs claimed the 2016 title. Cleveland's supporting cast made big contributions at various times throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. It's a amusing proposition, since just a year ago LeBron's Cavs were accused of the same tactic - letting quarters, even games slip away knowing that they could turn on the jets when they had to. Read More »

Aston Villa’s Wembley defeat opens up move for Sheffield Wednesday midfielder

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It defeated Derby County in the playoff semifinal on a 2-1 aggregate and features the likes of USA defender Tim Ream and rising teenage English fullback Ryan Sessegnon . Despite Gray's struggles at Watford , he still has plenty to offer in the Premier League and, having previously excelled at Brentford, there's no doubt he can play the lone striker role in a possession-based team. Read More »

Patrick McCaw receives big cheers in first game since back injury

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What's still to be determined is whether or not Chris Paul will be available to play for Houston . With Iguodala sidelined, the Warriors have lacked wing help against the Rockets playing small ball. Kerr listed Iguodala as day to day because there's still pain in the knee when running. Having him on hand still meant so much. "He's devastated. Read More »

'It's Killing' Kyrie Irving Not to Play in Eastern Conference Finals

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The 109-99 Game 6 victory makes it six wins in the Cavs' past seven elimination games and sets LeBron James up for a chance to go to his eighth consecutive Finals in Game 7 on Sunday in Boston. This series has all the looks of a seven-game thriller as both teams have been solid at home so far, so I like LeBron and the Cavaliers bouncing back here, but I just don't feel comfortable laying this many points. Read More »

Cavs vs. Celtics: Score, updates, highlights from Game 6 of East finals

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The home team has won every game so far in the series, and none has been closer than nine points. "The unfortunate events of injuries [the Celtics] have had has allowed him to get better faster than they expected", James said . James , "looked a little exhausted to me, yes". James finished with 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting but looked gassed at times throughout the night. Read More »

Even Stephen Curry enjoyed Chris Paul mocking his shimmy

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Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our newBasketball Odds & Betting Page. The total is set at 219 points. Green's comments came after the defending National Basketball Association champs' 98-94 road loss to Houston on Thursday night, putting Golden State down 3-2 and on the brink of playoff elimination for the first time since 2016. Read More »

Kilauea volcano glow captured on time-lapse camera

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The eruption of Kilauea Volcano has caused hellish scenes across Hawaii as raging rivers of lava spread across the island. A fine layer of brownish-gray ash coated vehicles and other surfaces, and an ash plume rising from the volcano summit was visible in the distance through the hazy air. Read More »

Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

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The deal calls for the university to pay $425m to the 332 victims represented in the current litigation, with another $75m set aside in a trust fund, which could go to future plaintiffs who allege they were abused by Nassar. The attorneys stressed that the settlement, which was agreed to by the university's board of trustees late on Tuesday, was still not final. Olympic gold medalists Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney say they were among Nassar's victims. Read More »

Marcus Rashford pays lovely tribute to his mum after World Cup call-up

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Instead of simply publishing a list of names, the 23-man Three Lions group that will travel to Russian Federation was revealed in a video by young fans from across the country. Speaking about his inclusion to Liverpool's official website, he said: 'I'm honoured, excited and feeling really proud. Harry Kane, Sterling, Rashford, Welbeck and Vardy will be competing for spots to lead the English forward line. Read More »

Hamilton storms to Spanish GP victory

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium with his trophy after finishing in third place. This marks Verstappen's first podium of the 2018 season. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix aside , Mercedes has been chasing Ferrari in the early part of the season, and even with Hamilton's victory in Azerbaijan, questions were still being asked about their performance levels. Read More »

Trivia Tuesday: NBA Lottery picks from non-power schools

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They Celtics have successfully built teams in every way possible, but every single top core has always involved at least one top player being draft , and leading the team in a special way. But even he would readily acknowledge how important the lottery is to the Magic , a franchise in need of a jump-start. The team will have an 8.4 percent chance of receiving the seventh pick and a 0.4 percent chance of receiving the eighth pick. Read More »

Manchester City's record breaking season by the numbers

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City finished 19 points clear of second placed Manchester United - the biggest title-winning margin in the Premier League era - to emphasis the gap between the runaway champions and the chasing pack. We give them two days and then go to a camp. City have won an incredible 32 times in the Premier League - two ahead of Chelsea from last season. Read More »

Yates soars into Giro lead, Chaves wins stage

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The stage was a pan flat 159km blast along the Calabrian coast and it ended - as expected - in a bunch sprint, which was won by Sam Bennett [Bora-Hansgrohe], after the day's breakaway had been caught with 14km remaining. With AP Photos.Sam Bennett has timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia. Yates's second place on the stage was good enough for him to take the race leader's Maglia Rosa (pink jersey) off BMC's Rohan Dennis - who struggled on the first ... Read More »

Neymar Tells His Dad To Get Him Out Of PSG

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who is now recovering from a broken foot, has been heavily linked with a move to Real just 12 months after signing for the French side for a world-record €222million. As far as Ronaldo and Neymar co-existing, Zidane doesn't see any issue arising. So good players can always play together. 'I remember one year they said I wasn't compatible to play with Djorkaeff. Read More »

Golden Knights Kind Of Looking Forward To Opening On The Road

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This is a fluke, there's no way they'll keep this up. "They came out fast, they came hard and it was tough to weather that storm early on". Former Winnipegger Jeff Stevenson will watch the game on television, before travelling from Calgary to Las Vegas next week for the third game of the series. Read More »

Potential Panthers buyer recruiting Peyton Manning to ownership group

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Manning is reportedly still considering the offer to become a limited partner. Other known bidders include Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper and private-equity firm CEO Alan Kestenbaum. It remains to be seen if Manning will have anything to do with the new ownership of the Panthers but he's been in high demand this offseason. Navarro has reportedly made the highest offer for the Panthers, $2.6 billion, which would set a record for the most spent to acquire a US sports team. Read More »

Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This one kept going. The American Hockey League says that's the longest game in the league's history and longer than all but three National Hockey League games ever played. Lehigh Valley will have plenty of time to celebrate - and sleep. Krushnelnyski's goal was the 53 shot on Checkers goalie Alex Nedeljkovic. The game-winner came at 1:09 a.m.at Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte. Read More »

Aron Baynes' Boston Celtics eliminate Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers' season

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The 76ers' hopes of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals were dashed in Wednesday's thrilling 114-112 game-five defeat , despite Embiid and Dario Saric each contributing 27 points to the cause. "We definitely have more to show". The Eastern Conference Finals start Sunday and the Western Conference Finals start Monday. The success of Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum has greatly effected how we view rookies. Read More »

Patience is 15th club for Jordan Spieth in Players Championship

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McIlroy was honest, as always, and showed just how much he pays attention. There are a lot of players who were in last week's field who wish they were having the same "loose" swing issues Day felt he was having. Johnson ranks 13th in Birdie Average (4.14) and 15th in Scoring Average (69.979), showing you don't have to bomb it off the tee to be successful. You've got to be in the top-50 in the world or have full PGA Tour status. Read More »

Manchester City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya Toure

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Goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho saw City, who had suffered a goalless blip against Huddersfield Town on Sunday, take their season's total to 97 points, eclipsing Chelsea's Premier League-era record of 95 set in 2004-05. That is a winning team and the character this team have to have if you want to compete with Barcelona and Madrid, because they are the same. Guardiola, who sanctioned Toure's 2010 move to City while in charge of Barca, expects a fond farewell for the ... Read More »

EPL: Chelsea held by Huddersfield, Leicester defeat Arsenal

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They came closest in an almighty penalty box scramble in which Andreas Christensen's header was tipped onto the post and a seemingly never-ending wave of blue shots found only heroic red bodies. "We had great performances individually but it's been all about the team". But we must accept the result . Huddersfield also grabbed a point from runaway champions Manchester City last week. Read More »

Rockets-Warriors Tickets Are Most Expensive For Conference Final This Decade

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The Rockets begin their Western Conference Finals series against the Warriors on Monday night at the Toyota Center in Houston . Steph Curry was looking carefree, like the knee injury never happened. Paul scored 41 points, making eight 3-pointers to go along with seven rebounds, 10 assists and no turnovers in the Rockets' 112-110 series-clinching win over the Jazz on Tuesday. Read More »

Club Puts Iniesta's Move To China On Hold

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China's Chongqing Lifan denied making a big-money move for Andres Iniesta as Spanish media said the Barcelona captain could now be headed for Japan or Australia. Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Barcelona's jersey sponsor Rakuten, the company which operates Vissel, is said to be involved in brokering the deal. Andrés Iniesta is reportedly eyeing off the A-League as the "preferred destination" to end his glittering career, according to Spanish media . Read More »

Tiger Woods grouped with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler at Players Championship

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Woods has a 79-43 lead in PGA Tour victories, 14-5 in the majors. "We don't get to do it very often", Woods said . "We've been going at it for the better part of over 20 years, and it's fun for both of us to be able to do that". That was one of the very few times, if not the first time, we played together the first two rounds. The tournament was won by Australia's Jason Day, who carded a final round of 69 to win by two strokes from Aaron Wise and Nick Watney, after finishing his week on 12 ... Read More »