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Diego Costa open to Atletico return, rules out China move

That came at the end of a season when Costa scored 26 goals in 46 games for the Premier League champions, but which also saw persistent speculation about the Spain striker's future - with a possible switch to China being widely mooted. He said: "I rule out China, I have to think about my future". Costa seems amenable to this sort of deal mainly because he desperately wants out of Chelsea but no teams apart from Atleti have yet stuck their neck out and announced their intention to buy ... Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain ends 607-day wait for an England goal


Reports have claimed that Klopp will tell the 23-year-old he can play in his preferred position and that could lead to Oxlade-Chamberlain pushing for a move if the two clubs can agree on a fee. His future with the Gunners has been called into question of late, but the 2016-17 campaign saw him make 45 appearances in all competitions - a career high. Read More »

Smith: Tahir is SA's greatest ODI asset


The AB de Villiers-led side has been in England for a while, where they played a three-match series with the hosts. Tahir took the wickets of Upul Tharanga , Chamara Kapugedera and Asela Gunaratne and N Pradeep. SL vs SA live streaming will be telecasted on Star Sports 1 Channel. Tahir was the Man of the Match after finishing with four wickets for 27 runs. Read More »

These Are The Best Highlights From The 2017 NBA Finals

Cleveland burned the Warriors on 24-of-45 shooting from 3-point range on Friday. He finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Andre Iguodala, the MVP of the 2015 NBA Finals, added 20 points off the bench. "They don't just lay down and die", Durant said. The Cavaliers are different and more imposing beasts, to be sure, but hardly are they unassailable - particularly in Oakland. Read More »

Ex-NBA star Rodman set to arrive in N. Korea


The 56-year-old Rodman, who won five National Basketball Association championships as a player with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, previously traveled to North Korea in January 2014. Rodman, who appeared on Trump's reality TV show in 2009 and again in 2013, went on to endorse Trump's candidacy in 2015. Rodham declined to take questions about the rogue nations' recent weapons tests , or about the growing tensions between North Korea and the United States. Read More »

Captain Kane rescues World Cup point for England

But Leigh Griffiths broke his worldwide duck in sensational fashion as he curled home a 25-yard free-kick in the 87th minute - and then repeated the feat three minutes later. Kane's strike, his sixth in 18 England games, was a sucker-punch for Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, whose side remain in fourth place, three points off a possible play-off berth. Read More »

Warriors' Green Says Cavs Fans, Cleveland Not the 'Sharpest'

The argument between Mary Babers-Green and a Cleveland fan began after the game and required police intervention. It appears that Irving was referring to this quote by Green during Thursday's media availability: "That is a great feeling, winning on somebody else's floor, celebrating on their floor, celebrating in their locker room, quieting their crowd". Read More »

Man Utd and AC Milan target Belotti 'can refuse' €100m Torino exit


I would only sell him for €100 million, but even then he can refuse. According to recent reports , United are battling AC Milan for his signature, with the Rossoneri serious in signing the Italy worldwide. Jose Mourinho has made adding a striker a priority during the upcoming summer transfer window. "We're trying to build the best possible team that can play well and have humility in its performances". Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green will be on the court for this Game 5

Andre Iguodala has scored 13 of Golden State's 28 bench points to help the Warriors to a 98-93 lead heading into the final quarter. We did a good job of that. We'll try our best to make things a little tougher on him, with full awareness that he may go for 40 again". "He has just been very special in closeout games", James said. Read More »

It takes a team to win a ring


With the NBA Finals Game 5 hours away, social media was buzzing about the prospects of Golden State becoming NBA champions Monday night, and about Cleveland possibly forcing a Game 6 later this week. "He'll have some runs, but over the course of the game you just want to make it tough". One of the fans watching the players go through their pregame routines was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Read More »

Tyronn Lue liked the physicality by the Cavaliers in Game 4


The 3-1 jokes will be set aflame! But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. CNBC reached out to the Golden State Warriors and, but neither could confirm the sale. So fans with the best seats at Game 5 in California tonight could be sitting near the celebrity family if the Kardashians show up again. They grabbed hold of Game 4 with a record 49-point first quarter. Read More »

Red Sox TV analyst Remy has cancer again, facing surgery


Remy was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2008. "Treatment starts in 2 weeks". "It's obviously disappointing to me, but it's something that I've been through a number of times", he said. "I can tell you, it saves lives". "I've been fortunate to have this caught five times - and early - so it hasn't been that bad". "Enough's enough. I've had enough", Remy said. Read More »

It's official (this time), Ariya ends Ko's reign as no.1


She joined Ko (2015) to become just the second player to win the PoY award, Race to the CME Globe, and money title in the same season. She jokingly said she planned to celebrate the victory by sleeping in the auto as her caddie drove her to Grand Rapids, Mich., the site of the next week's Meijer LPGA Classic . Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic not given new deal by Manchester United


Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged Jose Mourinho to sign "a few flair players" to take the club to the next level. "What does this "big trouble" mean?" "I'm really bad at picking teams, I always choose teams that are, as they say in England, in big trouble". Read More »

Son Of Tapit Wins Belmont


Tapwrit , ridden by jockey Jose Ortiz , won the 2017 Belmont Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs in Belmont, N.Y. He earned $800,000 for his owners, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta , and with a record of 4-1-0 from eight starts, has earned $1,143,902, nearly as much as his purchase price of $1.2 million at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton yearling sales in Saratoga Springs, New York . Read More »

Jordan agrees to become Butler's next coach


Prior to that, Jordan was a member of Todd Lickliter's Butler coaching staff for four years before following him to the University of Iowa in 2007. According to various reports, Jordan is the choice of Butler athletic director Barry Collier to replace Chris Holtmann as the next head coach of the Bulldogs. Read More »

Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players

Teams with doubts about Lewis are concerned with his hitting ability. Assigned slot value for the No. 1 overall pick this year is $7.7 million, but they aren't expected to pay that much in a signing bonus. "He just wants to win", JSerra coach Brett Kay recently told the Los Angeles Times. Lewis, who turned 18 on June 5, becomes the 11th first-overall pick advised by powerful agent Scott Boras. Read More »

MLB Draft: Chicago White Sox select Jake Burger


It is a dream come true for Burger, who always had a dream to play for the White Sox. Advance Rookie Great Falls is also a possibility, he said. The all-America Burger is only a junior. A semifinalist for both the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award, he ranks second among all active Division I hitters with 47 career home runs, while his 241 career hits is the 11th best total in Missouri State history. Read More »

Didier Drogba Pays Tribute To Cheick Tioté With Brilliant Gesture


After hitting the post twice earlier in the game, Drogba headed an Amadou Dia cross past Whitecaps FC 2 goalie Sean Melvin and into the net to put Rising FC ahead just before halftime. second division United Soccer League - for two seasons in April and also part-owns the club. Three minutes in, Drogba slotted a pinpoint touch pass into the box to Wright-Phillips, but the midfielder's shot attempt was saved. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden


It was the first time Kane had captained England at the senior level. Nothing about it being permanent. It was something I have always dreamed about, as most kids do. A year ago he was also beaten by Wales' Gareth Bale from distance at the European Championship. I have got no problem with that. England manager Gareth Southgate probably always meant to sideline his keeper in favour of Stoke City's Jack Butland for Tuesday's friendly, but Hart's display has now opened the way for a ... Read More »

Sir Patrick Stewart drinks CHAMPAGNE out of Daniel Ricciardo's SHOE


Stewart was conducting the post-race interviews when he made his way to the Australian, who was clearly elated after securing third place for Red Bull . "Look how sweaty his feet are", Hamilton said. As always, Sir Patrick Stewart is living his best life, which he more than deserves. Ricciardo picked up his 21st career podium with his P3 finish in Montreal, so he celebrated with a "shoey", the Aussie celebration he introduced to F1 past year. Read More »

Finn replaces injured Woakes in England squad


He combined for 166 with Mushfiqur Rahim , who was out for 79 straight after Tamim departed. The Victorian was Australia's frontline spinner during their triumphant World Cup campaign in 2015 and for most of the year that preceded it, while he bowled his maximum of 10 overs in three of five matches during Australia's last ODI series in the United Kingdom two years ago. Read More »

DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs 6-1 for 4th straight win


Mets manager Terry Collins says slugger Yoenis Cespedes is available to pinch-hit Sunday and will return to the lineup for the following two games when NY hosts the Chicago Cubs . The four double plays, as well as a 0-for-5 with RISP pretty much summed up the night. Cabrera got off to an ominous start with his 11th error, four more than the usually sure-handed shortstop made all of past year. Read More »

Warriors attempt to close out Cavaliers with Green on board this time


It was them being "too respectful" toward the Warriors . Or 137 in a game. And, oh, yes, that 21-point loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4 was the loudest alarm the Warriors have heard since opening night of the regular season, when San Antonio Spurs barged into Oracle Arena and impolitely reminded them that, no matter the number of stars on the roster, victory on most nights in the National Basketball Association is not given but taken. Read More »

Here's What Happened With Draymond Green's Technical Situation


It played a huge role in Game 4 where the Cavs were concerned. The crowd at Quickens Loan Arena rode him real hard Friday, two days after his mother had an argument with a Cavs fan in the stands. "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". "No, I never look at something and say, 'Man, I shouldn't have said that, ' because I'm a lot smarter than people think". Read More »

LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates

The kicks sold for nearly $90,000 more than the pair of shoes Jordan wore during his famous "Flu Game" in the 1997 NBA Finals, which coincidentally happened 20 years ago yesterday . Jordan wanted to wear Converse or adidas - which he wore during the Olympic trials - during his National Basketball Association career, but the adidas business was in a state of flux and no offer ever came. Read More »

NBA Finals take on a feisty tone, pleasing Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue

The Warriors secured the talent of a gifted isolation player who virtually eliminates extended offensive lulls. "We love how aggressive Kyrie's been, and it's been great for our team, obviously, with his individual ability to make shots and to take big shots and to knock them down", James said. Read More »

Paul Pogba happy with 'complicated' first season at Manchester United


Mourinho ended his final year at Old Trafford in impressive fashion, claiming three major trophies and guiding the club back into the Champions League . "It went well and I think I have found another position". "I have played over 2,000 minutes now in men's football, in La Liga, and I did quite well". Read More »

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'


Declaring that government policy on immigration "is not a one-person show", a federal appeals court on Monday upheld all of the key parts of a federal judge's order barring enforcement of President Trump's new limits on immigration. In its order, however, the Ninth Circuit limited the very broad prior injunction issued by the district court. Ultimately, the appellate court said the central provisions of the revised executive order - regarding both travelers and refugees - should remain ... Read More »

Davis Love IV, Ryan Palmer, Chris Wood added to US Open field

Often it is, regardless of circumstances, on the PGA Tour . Woodland took last week off. There is every possibility that the 2017 US Open will be sans both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, which would be the first time neither have been present at the showpiece for 24 years. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Expected To Arrive In North Korea On Tuesday


Dennis Rodman has wormed his way back to North Korea. Shortly after returning from that controversial 2014 trip, Rodman checked into rehab and blamed booze for a meltdown on CNN . In a New Year's Day address, Kim Jong Un claimed that the North was in the "final stages" of developing an ICBM capable of striking the continental United States. Read More »

This 90 Second Video Demonstrates The Basketball IQ Of LeBron James

They didn't overcomplicate things, they made the right plays on both offense and defense and it allowed the Big 3 more space to do what make them special. Odds are, Steph Curry won't play as poorly as he did in Game 4. Green: I agree, Game 5 will be huge. Whether it's extending a season with a pair of 40-point performances or hitting the series-deciding 3-pointer in a Game 7 win previous year, Irving's already stellar game has risen to another level whenever the Cavs have faced ... Read More »