Thursday, 24 August 2017
Latest news
Home » Sports

Sports

NY Times photos show fewer New England Patriots visiting Trump than Obama

perth_map

Meanwhile, Trump opted to maintain his love/hate relationship with his hometown newspaper - while he loves to describe The New York Times as "failing", he also gives them a steady stream of interviews and scoops. The account later noted that while the Patriots' more recent visit had fewer players in attendance, the delegation at the White House "was roughly the same" to 2015. Read More »

Conte happy for Hazard to put team first

perth_map

Conte, whose side play Southampton on Tuesday night, said: "This season it's very important to understand that it's not always about who spends more money who wins". Hazard, who came off the bench to score a superb goal for Chelsea on Saturday, said the FA Cup win could be just the boost they needed after a galling defeat in the league against Manchester United the week before. Read More »

Bulls to start Canaan at point guard in Game 5 vs Celtics

The best-of-seven series - tied at two games apiece - resumes on Wednesday night in Boston. The Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls first-round playoff series now has even the coaches trading shots. Sometimes it results in a comical response, such as when Memphis coach David Fizdale humorously suggested the only way to stop the All-Star point guard is to "tackle him". Read More »

Is Serena Williams pregnant?

Tennis star Serena Williams is pregnant! Serena Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Reddit in December 2016 and you can spot her new ring from a mile away! That victory also marked an Open-era record of 23 grand-slam titles for Serena. Read More »

Antonio Conte Slams 'Selfish' Players After Cesc Fabregas' Eden Hazard Comments

perth_map

While Lloris acknowledged Chelsea now have renewed confidence they can hold off Tottenham's challenge in the final six games of the season, the France goalkeeper is convinced his club won't surrender without a fight. "This is a crucial week for us". Conte also took a swipe at big-spending rivals Manchester United and City, saying: "It's not always about who spends more who wins". Read More »

'Silent leader' Kante can give more - Conte

perth_map

Asked if Kante should be considered a bargain, Conte added: "N'Golo was a target, and we were very pleased to reach this target in our transfer market". "I think in these years he can improve a lot in these aspects and become also a leader". His performance is a really good performance. "Kante has played a key role in Chelsea's surge to the top of the league this season and is renowned as a tireless box-to-box competitor who helps break up opposition attacks and initiate them for his own ... Read More »

Alitalia expected to start bankruptcy procedures

perth_map

The company's coffers are empty. In a separate statement Etihad Aviation Group chief executive - and Alitalia vice chairman - James Hogan says: "Jointly with the Italian shareholders, Etihad had reaffirmed its strong commitment and principal willingness to support the airline with a package worth almost €2 billion in aggregate to help fund Alitalia's new five-year business plan". Read More »

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

perth_map

In his Anzac Day address in Taree, David West spoke about the campaign at Gallipoli and the emergence of the Australian spirit. And for many younger Australians , whose imaginations struggle to comprehend the enormity of war and the experiences of ex-servicemen and women, some still aged in their teenage years, in a far different country we live in today than a century ago, " Lest we forget " has generally meant we simply can not forget their sacrifices and courage. Read More »

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic 'knows formula to stop Romelu Lukaku'

perth_map

The Turkish club are in tricky situation financially, but if possible they still want to hold on their best player for next season. For an Everton side without an away win because January, this was a 90-minute picture of the disappointing performances leaving the Blues winless in 6 away video games as well as with just two away wins in their previous 15. Read More »

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

Atlanta Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr . battles Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. for a lose ball in an NBA playoff basketball game , in Atlanta on Monday, April 24, 2017. Atlanta avoided falling behind 3-1 in the series, a feat only overcome 18 times in National Basketball Association playoff history as seven players scored in double figures, a balanced attack with none scoring more than 19. Read More »

Ronaldo expects to peak at crucial point in season after downing Bayern

Robert Lewandowski will be ready to face Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday (18 April). "We were the better team in the first half and it could have been two or three-nil". Barca are on the brink of elimination from Europe's elite competition after their resounding 3-0 defeat at Juventus, and reports in the Catalan media yesterday said tensions were high between the dressing room and Luis Enrique. Read More »

Rafa Nadal clinches record tenth Monte Carlo Masters title

Fourteen-time grand slam champion Nadal raced into a 5-1 lead and broke for a third time in the second set with a rasping forehand victor to stand on the brink of being the first man in the Open Era to win a tournament 10 times. Nadal, now ranked No. 7, had little trouble holding off Ramos-Vinolas, a 15th seed and ranked No. 24, winning in just 76 minutes. Playing an energized, fast-paced, dynamic David Goffin , who had just ousted Novak Djokovic the day before, Rafael Nadal looked the ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots

perth_map

Mata's yield will be a welcome increase to Mourinho, having lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the season using a knee injury, while Marcos Rojo is likely to be missing using the same issue. "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play on Thursday)". I would do a last push. "The rest of the team will support them". If they are safe-thinking and they are surrounded by people with the mentality they have, they will need more time, they will be more cautious. Read More »

More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodes

Facing exhortations from around the world to allow Venezuelans to vote, Maduro has called for local state elections - delayed from past year - to be held soon. The violence began Thursday night and stretched into Friday in El Valle, an area historically known as a hot spot for political protest. Adela Goncalves, another protester, said: "The police are inhumane". Read More »

Serena Williams expecting first baby

But, an interesting fact behind that feat is now making rounds on Internet after Serena herself announced it on SnapChat . Williams' Snapchat post, quickly highlighted in United States media, showed the 35-year-old American in a yellow swimsuit with a baby bump. Read More »

Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

perth_map

In recent seasons attacking players have dominated and the last victor who was not a striker, winger or attacking midfielder was defender John Terry in 2004. Accepting the award at Grosvenor House, Kante said: "It's a huge honour to be chosen by the other players". Kante won the prestigious individual prize ahead of Hazard following his sparkling displays for Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City last summer. Read More »

Darmian backs Rashford to become one of world´s best

perth_map

Rashford, 19, scored the opening goal in an impressive performance in United's 2-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday following his selection as a striker ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Italy worldwide, linked with a summer exit, put the display down to an attitude that he says can not waver with the Europa League quarter-final second against Anderlecht looming large. Read More »

Real duo out of Gijon trip

Was this your best game for Real Madrid? Spanish publication Diario Gol claimed earlier this month that Isco has demanded an £8.5million-a-year salary to remain at Real - a fee Chelsea are prepared to meet. "We are playing game-to-game". However, even if Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Neymar can be trusted to get the goals, there is no guarantee the Catalans will keep the clean sheet they will nearly certainly need to reach the semi-finals. Read More »

Cubs receive World Series rings, which have 108 diamonds

perth_map

Next Level: Willson Contreras' catching ability behind the plate remains a work in progress, albeit one that is certainly improving over time. Anderson, the only member of the Cubs without a World Series ring after Wednesday's celebration, allowed three hits but walked four. Read More »

'Mutual Interest' Between The New York Giants & LeGarrette Blount

perth_map

New England had reportedly given Blount a contract offer this offseason but he decided not to sign it. But if Blount were to sign, it would be a "team-friendly" deal and there's a chance he could be on the market "for a while" if he doesn't choose to accept less money, according to Kratch . Read More »

Conte's plea to Chelsea fans ahead of Southampton clash

perth_map

Kick off is at 19:45 on 25 April 2017. The Spanish midfielder missed Saints' last two games having picked up his 10th yellow card of the campaign during their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. But Middlesbrough is plummeting toward the League Championship, sitting nine points from safety. And in the 101st minute, key forward Alexis Sanchez stepped up to the plate and netted Arsenal's eventual victor, securing their third FA Cup final in the last four campaigns. Read More »

Chelsea midfielder Hazard: Kante has transformed PFA Player of the Year award

Kante received more votes than his fellow contenders Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hazard. Kante was presented with the award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday evening. He was on the Chelsea books for four years but spent time on loan with Valencia and Stuttgart. And Beckham, himself the PFA young player of the year 20 years ago, is excited by what the former MK Dons man has to offer. Read More »

The 'Party of Inclusivity' Shuns Pro-Lifers

perth_map

He declared, "I fundamentally disagree with Heath Mello's personal beliefs about women's reproductive health", while pointing out that Mello had agreed to abide by the Democratic Party platform if elected mayor (a meaningless promise, since a city mayor has no power over such matters as access to abortion). Read More »

NY Times Editor Apologizes to Trump Over Misleading Tweet: 'I'm an Idiot'

But when the New York Times tweeted side-by-side images of the 2015 and 2017 New England visits, which clearly showed more Patriots two years ago, both the team and Trump fired back, on Twitter , of course. James also said some of the pictures of the 2015 White House gathering include support staff, which makes the crowd seem larger. "In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn ". Read More »

Juan Mata targets early return from groin injury

perth_map

But in a surprise boost, Juan Mata, another injured absentee, has claimed he could be back for the season run-in following a seven game lay-off that was necessitated by a groin operation. United manager Jose Mourinho needs his forwards to step up in the absence of Ibrahimovic, who sustained a serious knee injury on Thursday, and two did so at Turf Moor. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR Cup Series after 2017

The 42-year-old, who picked up the sport's banner after his father died tragically in 2001, Earnhardt Jr. has recorded 26 race wins, including two Daytona 500 victories. He returned as a full-time driver for the 2017 season after missing the final 18 races of 2016 because of a concussion. The son of Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, Junior has had a solid career all his own. Read More »

Cleveland Browns Aren't Saying Who They'll Pick In the NFL Draft

His 145 rushing yards helped Florida State topple MI in last year's Orange Bowl. Haden, the No. 7 overall pick in 2010, is convinced Garrett can change Cleveland. One of them, Fournette, may force the Jets to move up. But let's take a look at a multitude of reasons why the Browns could easily justify selecting the North Carolina quarterback with their first selection. Read More »

Roberto Firmino seals victory for Liverpool at West Bromwich Albion

perth_map

Liverpool host Crystal Palace on Saturday before playing Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their final four games and are six points ahead of fifth placed Manchester United, although United have two matches in hand. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on an important win: "I don't think we made insane things (celebrations)". In second-half stoppage time, West Brom sent goalkeeper Ben Foster up for a corner but Liverpool claimed possession. Read More »

Warriors' Durant (calf) starts in Game 4 return

Shooting guard Klay Thompson finally got going after 2 1/2 games of cold shooting, scoring 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter Saturday night as the Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit with a 19-1 run. However, he was at the Moda Center for Monday's game. It doesn't help the Blazers that, after returning from a leg injury to corral 11 rebounds in Game 3, center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out for Game 4. Read More »

Serena Williams hints at pregnancy on social media

Williams, 35, has not played a match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open on January 28, when she would have been close to two months pregnant, if the caption on her deleted photo was accurate. The world renowned athlete has clearly taken some lessons in keeping secrets from her BFF Beyonce . Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, a close friend of Williams, also welcomed the news . Read More »

Raptors' Lowry bounces back against Bucks to even series 1-1

You can watch the game live across the TSN Network at 7pm et/4pm pt. The Spurs' Manu Ginobili played the second half of Game 1 after getting a small cut under his left eye late in the first half. "It's big. him doing the things he was able to do tonight for us, especially defensively", DeRozan said of Ibaka. "(DeRozan) drives to the basket or (Lowry) drives to the basket and now it's five on four or one on two or three. Read More »

Clayton Kershaw calls out Rockies pitcher for being 'disrespectful'

perth_map

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch on the hand. In 2011, for example, the Rockies teased their fans with a 12-4 start, but went 8-21 in May and finished the season 73-89. "Those mistakes out over the plate to Nolan and Trevor, we didn't miss them. Read More »

Benteke's brace beats old club Liverpool

perth_map

United had already done their chances no end of good earlier on Sunday as Anthony Martial responded positively to criticism by Jose Mourinho in scoring one and being involved in Wayne Rooney's second beating Burnley 2-0 to move up to fifth spot and a point off Manchester City - who they play on Thursday. Read More »