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Van Dijk: Euro 2020 the Main target

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Paired in a group with France and Germany , few would have suspected that the Dutch would come out on top of such a theoretically complicated group. Koeman made two changes from Friday's 2-0 win over France , which gave them the chance to qualify on Monday, with Kenny Tete taking over from Denzel Dumfries at right back and Promes on the right wing ahead of Steven Bergwijn. Read More »

Wizards fine Wall for verbal barrage

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Per the ESPN report, Wizards teammate Jeff Green and Brooks prodded Wall and other teammates to raise the level of intensity in a practice last week. Despite similar counting stats and Wall's name recognition, Beal may be the more attractive trade piece. Porter has a massive contract on the books, including three years, $81 million left. Read More »

Mourinho wants Jordan Pickford as De Gea's replacement at Man United

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The same report says that De Gea is being targeted by Italian side Juventus. Pickford became the most expensive British goalkeeper in history when completing a £25m ($32m) switch from Sunderland to Everton in the summer of 2017. 'I think the fact you get more time to play out a the back than you normally would in the Premier League. I was nervous about him before the World Cup but he's winning me over slowly'. Read More »

Former Australia rugby league worldwide Jarryd Hayne charged with sexual assault

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He has since been charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm. Hayne allegedly met and had sex with his accuser in the Hunter region on September 30, after they began talking on social media. He helped the Eels reach the 2009 Grand Final, scoring 121 tries in 214 NRL games, and has twice won the Dally M Medal awarded to the NRL's player of the year. Read More »

Kirk Cousins Oddly Uses NBC Flex Game as Opportunity to Troll Bears

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Minnesota has won two of its past 11 games at Soldier Field. Cook finished with nine rushes for 12 yards. Parkey, who bounced four kicks off the uprights in the Bears' victory over the Lions last week, was 3-for-3 on field goals. "We just need someone on him and bring him down". But even with the breaks and near breaks, the Vikings couldn't overcome their own mistakes. But he was intercepted two times by Anthony Harris . Read More »

Francesco Molinari savours winning Race to Dubai in career-best year

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To achieve those things, you know, in one single season, is just incredible'. He would end up second the following week at the Italian Open before claiming his first PGA Tour victory at the Quicken Loans National, and went on to finish as the runner-up at the John Deere Classic sooner after. Read More »

Alexander Zverev so proud after ‘astonishing’ ATP Finals win in London

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The German, the youngest finalist in nine years at just 21, showed enormous confidence in a high-quality final as he dispatched the 14-time Grand Slam champion 6-4, 6-3. I wish you all the best for your future. "The ball boy dropped the ball so it's in the rules that we have to replay the point. It is the biggest title I have ever won", Zverev said on court after becoming the first German to win the ATP's most prestigious title - often referred to as "the fifth slam" - since Boris Becker in ... Read More »

INDvsAUS: Ready to change fortunes this time, roars Rohit Sharma

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In Tests, India have managed to win 25 matches and lost 41, while a match tied and 41 Tests ended in a draw. Despite the recent results on away tours , Sharma maintained that there is a good feeling among the teammates this time around. "The bounce when sometimes you play in places like Brisbane and Perth, the good bounce allows me to play my game because I've grown up playing on cement pitches back home, so I always enjoy coming here". Read More »

Australia vs South Africa T20, Gold Coast: Proteas beat hapless Aussies

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Despite Maxwell's efforts, South Africa still passed 100 and Australia got off to a rocky start in reply, with Aaron Finch (7), D'Arcy Short (0), Chris Lynn (14) and Marcus Stoinis (5) all out in the first four overs. Having won the one-day global series 2-1 last Sunday, Faf du Plessis' men showed few signs of fatigue and were in full control en route to winning the rain-shortened game at the Metricon Stadium by 21 runs . Read More »

Fleetwood applies pressure on Molinari, Wallace leads in Dubai

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I just haven't capitalised on those chances. McIlroy mixed seven birdies with two bogeys to join Fleetwood, Dean Burmester and Kiradech Aphibarnrat in tied-sixth, while defending champion Jon Rahm lies a further shot back. "Felt like I hit it on range this morning with a decent understanding of what I needed to do, and a couple of good swing thoughts, and I was a lot more consistent today. Read More »

Paul Pogba pokes fun at his unique penalty run-up by racing tortoise

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Paul Pogba may return earlier than initially anticipated despite having pulled out of the France squad for their global fixtures. Pogba is reported to have been telling Messi about France's chant for N'Golo Kante which includes a line about "stopping" the Argentine superstar - in reference to the World Cup last 16 match in Russian Federation this summer. Read More »

Connecticut's Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

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In the lead-up to Sunday's season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, "The big three and me". We have been so close. "2013 we were in the same predicament where we hadn't won a race until the final race and we got it done, so hopefully it's our time to do it". Read More »

Les Miles announced as Kansas head coach Sunday

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The Jayhawks will be Miles's second Big 12 coaching job. But the longtime college and pro assistant thrived in his first head job, finding some overlooked prospects, developing them and eventually reaching three straight bowl games. The Mad Hatter is making his return to college football. He also did a stint as head coach in the Big 12, rebuilding Oklahoma State and going 28-21 from 2001-04 in Stillwater. Read More »

Alex Smith carted off with leg injury vs. Texans

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The Redskins only have one other quarterback on the roster in Colt McCoy , who threw a touchdown pass on the ensuing series after replacing Smith. Players from both teams took knees while Smith was treated. As Smith crumbled to the ground, his right foot caught on the turf, twisting awkwardly. The 34-year-old Smith arrived in Washington this offseason via a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he started 76 games over five seasons. Read More »

Butler hits game victor in OT, 76ers survive Hornets, Walker’s 60

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Until his late-game heroics, Butler was having a quiet offensive game, scoring 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting, while Joel Embiid led the way with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Walker held up his palms after the ball went it, similar to that famous gesture by Hornets owner Michael Jordan many years ago with the Bulls. In the closing frame, JJ Redick joked that his new teammate Butler would call "game" with the ball on his fingertips, and he did just that, throwing up the decisive three-pointer as ... Read More »

German race driver survives spectacular crash in Macau

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Video posted on social media shows the Van Amersfoort Racing driver losing control into a bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers' bunker at high speed. "Further updates will be provided as soon as possible". Photographer Minami Hiroyuki has concussion, while marshal Chan Cha In suffered a fractured facial bone and lacerations. Read More »

Top 25 Teams In Third College Football Playoff Rankings

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Oklahoma) or the Sooners need to lose to West Virginia in two weeks. Alabama, Clemson , Notre Dame , Michigan , Georgia and Oklahoma all won and neither beat the elite teams that justify a move up the rankings . On Thursday, three games are slated, as Toledo travels to Kent State, North Texas hosts FAU, and Houston battles Tulane in a key game for the AAC West. Read More »

Super Eagles celebrate AFCON 2019 qualification in dressing room

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The final qualifying round is set to take place in March of 2019. I think i am growing now and getting more matured and the expectations are high and I need to keep up my game to ensure I remain relevant as far football is concerned. "Yes, we have a number of injuries and one suspension. Our biggest challenge against countries like Nigeria is that we allow them to play to their strength", said Radebe at a Jawitz Properties function in Sandton yesterday, where he was confirmed as this real ... Read More »

Federer Favors Davis Cup in First Week of the Year

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Bizarrely, the Davis Cup will also run alongside a second team event: the ATP World Team Cup, to be played in Australia every January from 2020. We know from our extensive discussions with the players that the ATP Cup will provide a great way for them to open their season. Read More »

Mithali Raj breaks record as Indian eves reach semifinal

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The match though was all about Mandhana who was in sparkling form, hitting nine fours and three sixes in a knock that was a delight to watch. Anuja Patil and Arundhati Reddy are in. This was an extremely clinical performance by India! "And playing slower bowlers was hard, but the partnership with Smriti was crucial". "But hopefully she's all right for us come semi-finals time", captain Meg Lanning said. Read More »

Ireland v New Zealand in numbers

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His kicking out of hand was particularly below par, especially in the first half as he desperately attempted to get his side some much-needed territory as England were laying siege. This can be put down to two factors - the extremely wet conditions which hampered New Zealand's final pass and the excellent scramble defence from Eddie Jones' side. Read More »

Roger Federer back in business with easy win at ATP Finals

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However, the 20-time grand slam champion still needs to beat the in-form Kevin Anderson, who knocked him out at Wimbledon and who dropped just one game against Nishikori in Tuesday afternoon's match, if he is to clamber out of the group. But I asked to play Monday at the U.S. Open. Nishikori smashed his racket on the ground in disgust but he did at least make a better fist of the second set , although he was powerless to prevent Thiem running out 6-1 6-4 victor. Read More »

Liverpool defender Van Dijk

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Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic confirms that he will speak to Dejan Lovren privately after the Liverpool defender appeared to boast about intentionally elbowing Sergio Ramos . Whether or not Van Dijk's comments have any relation to what happened in the Champions League final in Kiev is unknown. "I do not know if it was on objective, but mentally something changed for Real Madrid when Salah was substituted", he continued. Read More »

Zion Williamson takes flight from the moon on alley-oop dunk

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Highly-touted Duke freshman Zion Williamson has lived up to all of the hype and then some in his first three games as a Blue Devil. Barrett finished with 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting and six assists, while Cam Reddish , the third member of the star freshman trio, had a quiet night in just 12 minutes of play, sitting the entire second half with "groin soreness", said Mike Krzyzewski, though he noted he would have played in a close, late-season game, making 1-of-5 field goals for three ... Read More »

Upon Further Review: Packers at Seahawks

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The Seahawks (4-5, second in NFC West) are now on a two-game losing streak. The Seattle Seahawks have a big stage for one of their few remaining good opportunities to make a push for the playoffs. It is not at is Seattle has been ineffective passing the ball, either. Aaron Rodgers , who completed 21 of 30 passes for 332 yards, had a couple of impressive touchdown throws, but then threw short and bounced a crucial pass on a third-and-2 in what turned out to be the Packers' final ... Read More »

Netherlands vs. France - Football Match Report

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Georginio Wijnaldum scored just before halftime and Memphis Depay converted a late penalty as the Dutch dominated against the world champions, looking much changed from the side that missed out on the 2016 European Championship and the last World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Hunter Snubbed For The Women's Rugby World Cup

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Australia's proposal was centred around Newcastle and the Hunter region and RA were confident of a rare trans-Tasman success over their fiercest rugby rivals. "I'm hugely excited the event will be held here", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, after the announcement. "I think her message today was very important, very personal and an invitation to come back to New Zealand just reinforced where our country is in regards to women's matters, where we are in regards to running major ... Read More »