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Nadal retires to send Del Potro into U.S. Open final

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Nadal, who had never before retired from a US Open match, showed signs of distress nearly from the start as he limped noticeably after a gruelling 69-minute opening set. After edging a 69-minute set, Del Potro applied pressure early in the second, thundering winners off both wings to get to 15-40 in game two. "But at some point we had to take a decision". Read More »

Nations League Highlights: Germany vs

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To be held every two years, it features all 55 of Europe's national teams divided into four divisions split into four groups, with games to be played between September and November. It's convoluted, complicated and sprawling to the point of delirium, but it's fundamentally created to cut the number of pointless worldwide friendlies and tiresome mismatches, which can only be good thing given the dwindling appetite therefor. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys: Earl Thomas trade still on the table

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The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout. According to multiple National Football League insiders, though, the Cowboys tried multiple times to acquire Thomas - who went to high school outside Beaumont and played college ball at Texas - during his holdout in Seattle. Read More »

US Open 2018: Serena reaches semis, defender Stephens knocked out

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As the reigning champion, the spotlight was brighter on Stephens at this tournament - her home Slam. He walked quietly to the center of the court, then stepped over the net and embraced 25-year-old Dominic Thiem . "But I don't play drop shots when I see the player struggling or bending over". Stephens said. "I think that's what happened today". It was Stephens' less-heralded Latvian opponent who has been taking her opportunities in NY. Read More »

Osaka powers into semi-finals with Tsurenko thrashing

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She was quickly down two more breaks at 4-0 before squandering three break points in the sixth game as Osaka glided into a maiden semi-final at the Slams. The flag next to her name displayed on monitors throughout Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is Japan's - her mother's homeland, the country of her birth and the country she represents in competition. Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Leganes live stream

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Courtois added that he feels good, "even though it's never easy to come into a team when they're already in a rhythm", and revealed that he found out he was starting the night before the game. He played his first La Liga game since 2014, and made a winning start to life as a Real Madrid player though failed to keep a clean sheet. "When you look forward, you see this wall of people, whereas at Chelsea, sometimes you could still see the sky or the hotel behind the stands". Read More »

Manchester United in right direction .rinho, says club's former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel

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When asked, he said: " If they sent me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?! ". "I think he is dealing very well with the pressure ", Matic said. "Harsh? I don't know". Mourinho has not been afraid of publicly criticising his players throughout his United tenure, but one player who has regularly escaped the wrath of the Portuguese has been Lukaku. Read More »

Defending champ Rafael Nadal to US Open quarters

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Instead, it will be the ninth-seeded Thiem who could face Nadal in the quarterfinals. Thiem, who beat Nadal on clay in Madrid in the run-up to Paris, booked his place in the quarter-finals for the first time with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) win over 2017 runner-up Kevin Anderson . Read More »

Federer shocked by 55th-ranked Millman

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The loss marked Federer's earliest departure from Flushing since losing to Tommy Robredo in the 2013 fourth round. When asked if he would be watching Federer's match, Djokovic said: "Well I'm going to first try and put the kids to sleep". Read More »

US Open: Roger Federer gives rebel Nick Kyrgios a harsh lesson

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Serving to stay in the match at 4-5, the Australian handed Federer an opening, which he duly took, pouncing on only his second break point of the match to snatch the first set like a thief in the night. That consistency, impressive though it was to watch the 37-year-old hit 51 winners, eventually turned what had been a highly anticipated match into a bit of a bore. Read More »

Federer braced for Kyrgios test on sixth day of U.S. Open

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A "comprehensive review conducted by a number of tournament officials" determined that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani's mid-match chat with Kyrgios went "beyond our protocol", U.S. During an occasionally confrontational and sarcastic exchange with reporters after the match, Kyrgios laughed at the suggestion that he had received coaching or a pep talk from Lahyani. Read More »

Alisson mistake: Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp 'really happy' with goalkeeper blunder

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However, Alisson was dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho , who crossed for Rachid Ghezzal to score a deficit-halving goal. Liverpool's Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) is tackled by Leicester City's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester , central England on 1 September 2018. Read More »

Steven Gerrard offers a frank assessment after Old Firm defeat

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And, according to the Rangers' manager, fourth official John Beaton had reacted to Tom Rogic's tackle on Ryan Jack by shouting "foul, foul, foul" into his mic, though, amidst the hullabaloo, it would have been understandable if referee Willie Collum was unable to hear. Read More »

Alabama's Nick Saban apologizes to reporter

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The timeshare seemingly offered clarity to what's been a polarizing QB debate since last season's College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but that didn't stop ESPN's Maria Taylor from bringing up the topic during a postgame interview with Saban. Read More »

Josh Donaldson Will Hit Waivers With Several Contenders Interested

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Incumbent third baseman Jose Ramirez is having an MVP-caliber season and is an above-average defender at third. Now that Donaldson is gone, it leaves only a handful of holdovers from those Blue Jays rosters. "I think that is part of the culture that Tito (Francona) has continued to build here, and our players actively embrace". Donaldson joined Toronto in 2015, winning the AL MVP in his first year with the Blue Jays. Read More »

Pep Guardiola says he 'won't judge' Jose Mourinho

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Instead, United's inability to capitalise on a bright start saw Spurs exploit their defensive frailties in a whirlwind second half. And ahead of a must-win clash at Burnley on Sunday, the under-fire boss has hit back at his critics. "That does not mean they are not good". "And obviously to the fans that came out tonight, we're sorry, we'll be better next week". It's a fantastic game to get rid of all that negativity around the club. Read More »

Raiders agree to trade Khalil Mack to Bears

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According to NFL .com, the Bears have agreed to send two first-round picks plus some additional unspecified compensation. In April, NFL.com reported that the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year is seeking $65 million. I don't know if we intercepted a pass until Week 14. In the NFC North, Mack will be key for a pass rush that has to slow down Aaron Rodgers , Kirk. Read More »

Ozil was due to attend Tuesday’s first-team training session

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Arsenal discovered their Europa League fate moments before Emery's press conference to preview the Cardiff game. Every player in the squad plays in the position we need. "The commitment is very good from each player and for that I am happy", said Emery. Unai Emery wants more from Mesut Ozil as the Arsenal head coach warned the German he needs to play wherever necessary. Read More »

Kyrgios progresses after controversial umpire pep talk

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The trials and tribulations of Nick Kyrgios took another turn at the US Open as he moved into the third round but only after freakish intervention from the chair umpire. "But his behaviour and motivation on court changed after this moment and then he dominated the match", Herbert said. Seeking some sort of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: "Okay. Read More »

U.S. Open 2018: Tournament apologizes for Cornet's shirt-change code violation

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According to the official Women's Tennis Association rulebook , a player is only allowed to change their clothes somewhere off of the court or during the end of a set, or during timeouts related to medical issues. 'Unsportsmanlike conduct. but the men can change shirts on court'. Cornet lost the match to world No.81 Larsson 4-6 6-3 6-2, but returns to action in the doubles with her next match Wednesday (Thursday NZ time). Read More »

Saints Trade For Former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater

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While Bridgewater was healthy enough to be on the Vikings roster previous year, the consistent play of Case Keenum kept the former first round pick on the sidelines. The Jets signed Bridgewater in the offseason and his play in the preseason made him one of the NFL's most tradable assets. Bridgewater has been impressive in the preseason this year, completing 28 of 38 passes (73.7 percent) for 316 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Read More »

Seeded Simona Halep makes history with first-round US Open loss

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Aug 27, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Kaia Kinepi of Estonia serves against Simona Halep of Romania (not pictured) in a first round match on day one of the 2018 U.S. Kanepi has shown the occasional ability to grab significant results, including a run to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows a year ago. "Today I just lost", Halep told reporters. Read More »

Sarri surprised by Benítez's approach against Chelsea

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Benitez nearly had the last laugh because Newcastle were on the verge of taking a point from the game. Joselu had earlier cancelled out a controversial penalty from Eden Hazard . "We're disappointed with the second ball". The visitors were handed a huge boost 14 minutes from time as referee Paul Tierney ruled Fabian Schar had fouled Marcos Alonso in the box, despite replays suggesting the Switzerland worldwide had got his foot to the ball. Read More »

The best starts to Premier League promotion ever!

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been urged to remain in the Premier League by a former Real Madrid striker and Ballon d'Or victor. Throughout his time in the sky blue of Manchester City , Aguero has continued to do what he does best: score goals . Read More »

Mesut Ozil illness history: Arsenal playmaker missing through sickness is common

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He has already sugar-coated his new hard-line approach by handing Ozil the Arsenal captaincy and talking up his qualities, but if those gestures were created to encourage a positive response, it has so far not been forthcoming. The Gunners had lost to Manchester City and Chelsea in Emery's first two games at the helm and could easily have slipped to a third defeat before eventually running out 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium . Read More »

Arsenal vs West Ham, Premier League

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Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (L) is challenged by West Ham United's English midfielder Jack Wilshere (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 25, 2018 . Read More »

PV Sindhu on Forbes' list of top 10 highest-paid female athletes

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American former professional racing driver Danica Patrick is the only other non-tennis player in the top 10, at No. 9, sandwiched between Halep and Kerber. Williams, 36, earned the rest of her million-dollar pay day through endorsement deals with Nike, Intel, Gatorade and Beats, along with her new fashion collection Serena. Read More »

Manchester United Placed Toby Alderweireld Low Down Transfer List

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Reports on Thursday claimed the 22-year-old had made a decision to stay and fight for his Old Trafford future, despite manager Jose Mourinho demanding he be sold. The England international's unusual run without netting in the opening month of the campaign had stood at 14 matches, spanning 1,000 minutes, prior to his curled finish in last weekend's 3-1 win. Read More »

Redskins signing Adrian Peterson to 1-year deal

He suffered a season-ending neck injury in November and Arizona released him in March. He also holds numerous other franchise records for Minnesota including most rushing yards in a single season (2,097), most rushing touchdowns in a single season (18), and most rushing yards in a single game (296). Read More »

EPL Star Reveals Details Of Private Chat With Pogba

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Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit 11 minutes before the break, rising unmarked to nod in Luke Shaw's ball, but Pascal Gross converted a penalty after a foul by Eric Bailly. "I will be open when they are doing well". "I think this game today, if I was in your position, would give me (enough) material to speak about it or to write about it", added Mourinho , addressing the media. Read More »