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Three obvious flaws in Dana White's public response to pissed Luke Rockhold

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We deserve something to fight for. "You have to earn your way in this company?" The fight was originally announced in February, but was never given a formal date to go along with it. Rockhold has yet to respond following White's latest comment. "Bisping, GSP and the fans wanted it. Stick to fighting and modeling and leave the matchmaking to us". Read More »

Ajax boss Peter Bosz criticises Jose Mourinho for moaning about fixtures

However, United will continue to be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young for the rest of the season due to long-term injuries. I want to show I am a player you can trust.' And that's what I was doing at Manchester. Balancing the desire to win with resting players has been hard, and Mourinho said: "The accumulation of the games, I never had that". Read More »

Nacho: 'James Rodriguez was not waving goodbye to supporters'

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Guardiola told a news conference on Monday afternoon: "In terms of quality, there is no doubt of him playing for Real Madrid because his team-mates are very good". Rodriguez has been associated with a potential move to Old Trafford, but his hopes appear to have been dashed with Mourinho having better options on his shortlist, The Sun claims. Read More »

Ryan Kesler responds to Ryan Johansen: 'He's not my friend'

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At some point, though, your best players have to be your best players. Carlyle was far sassier in disputing the Predators' mammoth shot differential in Game 3, which was listed as a 40-20 shot edge in Nashville's favor. The crowd roared with a deafening sound. I'm happy to hear Kesler get called out for the crap he's allowed to get away with in the playoffs. "But at the same time, as we touched on, if I didn't get that goal I'm sure somebody would have". Read More »

Betts, Bradley go deep to lift Red Sox over Cardinals 6-3

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Just go there and try to limit the damage and fight, ' you know what I mean? Bradley added a solo home run in the second for a 2-0 lead. I would bet that at this point in the Red Sox season, many people haven't paid them much mind and the Sox should want to keep it that way. Read More »

French President Macron Plans To Push Paris Olympic Bid For 2024

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Chief inspector Patrick Baumann later said that Macron had promised to accompany the Paris team to a presentation of the two bids at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, in July . "Our focus is to try to understand the vision and the concept of the Games, also the value that Paris 2024 would not only bring to the Games but also to the city". Read More »

Drunken driving suspect had lizard in bra

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Six mailbox casualties. One vehicle with a shattered rear window in a driveway; another, stuck in place with four flat tires, the airbags deployed and both bumpers ripped off. "Amy requested that we call a tow truck to pull her from the front lawn", officers wrote, "and she stated she would be on her way". He was tackled and handcuffed, but the weapon was found to be an airsoft replica gun. Read More »

Dirk Kuyt retires after winning Dutch league with Feyenoord

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Kuyt added: "For me feels this as the right time to stop". The former Liverpool forward, who made 285 appearances for the Reds from 2006 to 2012, said: "I had the dream of winning trophies and becoming a champion with Feyenoord . Feyenoord technical director Martin Van Geel said: "We are unbelievably grateful for what Dirk has done over the past two years". Kuyt won 105 senior caps for Netherlands, helping them to the final, where they were beaten by Spain, in 2010 and to a third-place ... Read More »

Courtois enjoys another title as rivals' wait goes on

The Spain worldwide reportedly was one of the players who fell out with Jose Mourinho last season, contributing to the negative atmosphere that engulfed the club as it finished, somewhat embarrassingly, in 10th place. "When you're trying to get your ideas across to the players and you listen to how hard they've worked on the training pitch, particularly to bed all the players in, you needed that preparation. Read More »

Prince Philip announces retirement

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After several hours of anguish, a communiqué from the Royal Palace was broadcast at 11 am on social networks: " His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has made a decision to no longer honor public commitments from the Autumn of this year, " reads. Read More »

Man Utd loss to Ajax in Europa League final 'would cost £50m'

Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford could all come into the starting XI, having started on the bench at Spurs, while Marouane Fellaini returns from suspension. They had been due to play each other in Beijing, China past year, but the game was called off due to concerns about the pitch. Manolo Gabbiadini, who netted both of Saints' goals in the EFL Cup final, remains their biggest threat in the final third despite having not scored in two months. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Junior picks up NASCAR win

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It was going to come off in the race, and we wouldn't have made it to the end. This is the closest race track to home. The stage win was Keselowski's second of the 2017 season. This was all great. "I should know better", Sadler said after his second-place finish. However, if he's docked points for failing the post-race inspection - which seems like a foregone conclusion - Almirola would slide down several spots. Read More »

Rashford has more to offer - Jesse Lingard

Celta's talisman and former Liverpool star Iago Aspas flicked a header just wide after the break, before Sisto saw his deflected shot tipped over the bar by United goalie for the night Sergio Romero . "I remember that I still met him in the corridor for the press conferences, we shook hands again". "It's not so easy to control the game against this team, they score nearly every game", Herrera said. Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Rangers Keys to Game Five Victory

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with six goals, Bobby Ryan has four assists and Derick Brassard has 28 shots on goal. When asked if Karlsson could miss Saturday's game Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said, "not for now". And that would be the final score of game 4. The resiliency has been terrific from the Blueshirts who battled back from two games down to tie this series and swing the momentum. Read More »

Conte praises fans after Chelsea victory

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Fabregas picked out a more reliable finisher in Costa with another inch-perfect pass, the striker slotting calmly through Brad Guzan's legs to equal his best league tally with his 20th of the season. Now we need to do another step. It is a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League for Boro, who next play Southampton at the Riverside. Read More »

Olynyk powers Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

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Bojan Bogdanovic was the only Wizards reserve to score, and he was a minus-19 in 16 minutes. Isaiah Thomas has proved this postseason that he is one of the best point guards in the game. Monday's victor earns an Eastern Conference finals matchup with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been awaiting an opponent since sweeping Toronto on May 7. Read More »

Tottenham facing impossible EPL task now, says Dier

Tottenham could have cut leaders' Chelsea's advantage to one point with a victory but instead the gap will stretch to a seemingly unbridgeable seven with three games left if Chelsea beat struggling Middlesbrough at home on Tuesday (NZT). Read More »

Vikings sign Michael Floyd to one-year deal

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The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, May 10, 2017 because the one-year deal worth $1.5 million had yet to be announced by the team. Keep in mind that playing at home in the Twin Cities is probably a life-long dream of Floyd's . Floyd was drafted as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals . Read More »

Germany makes 6 new call-ups for Confed Cup, rests stars

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Injury and illness had already sidelined World Cup-winners Mario Goetze, captain Manuel Neuer and Benedikt Hoewedes for the June 17-July 2 competition. "Our main goal is to bring all the individual players up to a world class level". At 29, burly forward Wagner is the oldest member of the youthful squad. Read More »

Reds ready to finish top four charge - Sturridge

He rounded off the West Ham goalkeeper Adrian and slotted in the ball to mark a wonderful goal and possibly strengthen his side's chances of qualifying for the upcoming season of the UEFA Champions League. There was still time for Origi to stab home from close-range in the 76th minute following Wijnaldum's miscued shot. They have suffered a number of big defeats on home soil this term, including conceding four or more goals against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City (twice), ... Read More »

Mourinho: Manchester United don't want to play Premier League games right now

Manchester United edged Celta Vigo on both legs of the Europa League semi-final tie to qualify for the final of the competition. The game was emotional for everyone. "I think that his dad's funeral has to be between Tuesday and Wednesday in France". "It's surgery, one knee, another knee, a foot, big surgeries, less players and less players, very hard, but we are there and we go to the final the best we can". Read More »

Nadal defeats Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Masters crown

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the 14-times Grand Slam champion will head to the French Open and try to win his tenth title at Roland Garros, where he won his last Grand Slam title three years ago. He continued his resurgence in the next game and forced four break-back opportunities but Nadal , not renowned as a huge server, came up with some big ones when it mattered. Read More »

Fernando Alonso will keep 2017 Indy 500 car for racing museum

Fernando Alonso's first practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona ended in disaster as his vehicle suffered an engine problem on Thursday. Alonso qualified a solid seventh in Barcelona before fading and finishing out of the points in 12th place and two laps down from the leaders. Fernando Alonso said on Thursday he will get to keep the Indianapolis 500 vehicle that he races in later this month to add to his musem collection. Read More »

Rugby World Cup draw on

The All Blacks and England , now the top two teams in the world, would meet in a tantalising semi-final if they both won their pools and got through their quarter-finals. Japan will be reunited with the Scots, who they lost to when they exited in the pool stage in 2015. And, if that wasn't daunting enough, South Africa are also there. Read More »

WTA chief attacks Sharapova's French Open snub

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Sharapova, 30, is a two-time French Open victor who recently returned from her suspension for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. "I know that a lot of people might be disappointed by this decision", he said. He is now on a 19-1 win-loss run and has won three of the four tournaments he has played. Read More »

Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

Three other Warriors finished in double-figures: Shaun Livingston (10), Ian Clark (10) and Patrick McCaw's , whose 18 points and 26 impactful minutes were a major bright spot in the absence of Iguodala. "As a group, they just let themselves down", Popovich said. Those 136 points were the most allowed by a Gregg Popovich-coached team in a playoff game. Read More »

Chelsea and Spurs dominate in Carragher and Neville's Premier League season XIs

Neville chose N'Golo Kante, while Carragher went for Eden Hazard. We've spoken about the season Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz have had and one of the Tottenham centre-backs had to be in it. In contrast, while Neville still believes De Gea is a better goalkeeper, he though Thibaut Courtois had the better season. On Tuesday morning, Carragher took to Twitter to field some questions about his team and defend his picks. Read More »

Roberto Soldado posts heartfelt White Hart Lane tribute on Instagram

The question on most Spurs fans' lips is whether or not they'll enter their new home as champions after giving Chelsea a good run for their money this year. "It was special out there today, but imagine what it would be like winning a Premier League, or winning an FA Cup or a Champions League or something?" Like he did before the Arsenal game which they ran away 2-0 winners, Wanyama rallied Tottenham fans with pre-game tweet, a move that has always endeared him to Spurs fans. Read More »

Steve Kerr Reportedly Plans to Attend Spurs vs. Warriors Game 1

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Kerr, who has remained on the sideline for an extended period of time due to complications from a previous back surgery, returned to the Warriors' practice facility over the weekend while attending the team's Saturday practice. "It was just nice to hear his voice really", Curry said. "Hopefully he's feeling better". Warriors coach Steve Kerr was at the Oracle Arena on Sunday to see Golden State's 113-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Read More »

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

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Davey/Pool via AP). It's unclear if Leonard will suit up for Game 3 when the series shifts to San Antonio. Golden State Warriors' dominance of the NBA's Western Conference does not look like stopping. "If he's got it going, give him the ball". Patrick McCaw scored 18 off the bench for Golden State while Kevin Durant had 16 points. Popovich was left perplexed and downright disgusted that his team got dominated in such embarrassing fashion without Leonard, who re-injured his tender ... Read More »

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes Tied for Lead at Players Championship

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A bogey on the 18th was the only blemish on Perez's scorecard and lifted him to within five shots of the lead shared by former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and American Kyle Stanley. They will be chasing a total purse of $10.5 million, of which $1.89 million goes to the victor along with 600 FedExCup points. Si Woo Kim (68) is fourth at 7-under. Read More »

Maria Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

He said that although he felt pressured, given fans' expectations, the need to "protect the game" made him decide not to do any favors because of someone's popularity. With the issue of revenue to consider, however, organisers - already hit by Monday's withdrawal of 18-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer from the men's event - were tipped to give Sharapova a place. Read More »