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MGM confirms US$200m sports betting partnership with GVC Holdings

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This partnership allows each company to leverage their scale to create a nationwide approach to online and mobile sports betting , real money casino gaming and poker . The UK owner of the Ladbrokes , Coral and Sportingbet brands is in advanced talks about a joint venture with United States hotel and casino operator MGM Resorts . Read More »

Conor McGregor says he's 'very close' to UFC return

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It's not official but we're close", McGregor told TMZ when asked about his return to action. The Dubliner was accused of throwing a metal hand cart at a bus carrying UFC fighters at an event in Brooklyn in April. "I fought Dominick Cruz for $200,000 a year before that". "I love NY city, to be able to be here free, as a free man. walking around this place.what a city". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus seemed impossible, says Giorgio Chiellini

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It will let the coaches, the clubs and the players prepare better than us. Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini admits he assumed a deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin from Real Madrid was "impossible". Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino are both now overseeing exciting projects at their respective clubs, and keeping hold of their best players will be absolutely vital to their hopes of success this season. Read More »

Root holds firm after India´s Shami strikes twice in first Test

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Root looked on course to reach a 14th Test century in England's 1,000th Test but was sent back to the pavilion after attempting a quick two with Jonny Bairstow . Jennings was the first to go, but in an odd manner. Root, whose 18-month tenure in charge of the Test team has faltered somewhat after two home wins against South Africa and West Indies last summer, added: "It's a chance for us to grab a core group of players who are playing across all formats to really drive this team in ... Read More »

Have lot of hope from Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly

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However, Kohli has come a long way since that disastrous tour. Although they could not impart much spin off the pitch, all three spinners focused on varying the flight and pace to get an upper hand over the batsmen. He returned from his first England series in 2014 with just 134 runs from five Tests, unable to counter swing bowlers. "It might be 50 in hard conditions or 150 on a flat wicket but when your performance helps your side win the match, that's when you should be proud of", said ... Read More »

Ricciardo puts Red Bull on top in first Hungary practice

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It was hard to accept and I was very upset over the radio. "It's hard to accept". "To retire so quickly is very disappointing", he said. "I think there was a lot of beeping out there, which was a shame that they beeped it away, it would've been better if they would've allowed it". Read More »

We don't need to replace Coutinho - Klopp

Liverpool may have had to break the bank to sign Alisson from AS Roma , but after one training session, it looks like the Reds were wise to spend £66 million on the Brazilian custodian. Jürgen Klopp has spoken about replacing Philippe Coutinho but his comments are likely to be taken poorly by supporters who believe a replacement is needed this summer. Read More »

José Mourinho unsure when Anthony Martial will return to Manchester United training

One player he isn't happy with, however, is Anthony Martial , and he admitted he "didn't know" when the Frenchman would link up with the squad again after leaving the camp to attend the birth of his second child. Anthony Martial has broken his silence after Jose Mourinho repeatedly criticised him for leaving Manchester United's U.S. tour to be with his partner for the birth of their son. Read More »

Number one Johnson gets another shot at Canada title

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The top-ranked Johnson, who has an endorsement deal with title sponsor RBC, gave them plenty to cheer about, pulling away for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour . "I didn't hit it very well all week, but luckily my short game was pretty good and I was able to make a few putts", said Yip, whose personal fan club at Glen Abbey included his wife, his father and his sister. Read More »

Johnny Manziel Gets Huge News For His Football Comeback

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The Alouettes traded for Manziel in a blockbuster deal - he must realize his potential to be worth the investment - with the Ticats , but Sherman elected to leave Johnny Football on the bench for his first game in Montreal. Fans in Montreal are clearly eager to see Manziel and they let the team know that during the Alouettes' last home game. Manziel has not played for a major professional team in three years, when he was in the National Football League with the Browns. Read More »

Rumor: Tristan Thompson punched apologizing Draymond Green at Los Angeles club

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Bossip is reporting that after the ESPYS, Thompson punched Green in the face at a club in Los Angeles. So, it wouldn't be a surprise if Thompson finally snapped on Green. Be that as it may, it seems as though tensions hadn't eased when the pair crossed paths at the party, especially for Thompson. Other reports have described it as a legit punch, maybe even a quick one-two. Read More »

Chelsea offer star man chance to be club’s highest earner of all

The central midfielder's stock has risen since he moved to Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League in his first season. But the Uruguayan midfielder, who played a crucial role at the World Cup, will cost at least £32m. The Frenchman is simply out of Barca's price range given Chelsea are likely to value him at over £100 million ($131m) and are unwilling to entertain any offers. Read More »

Crusaders shows a very few signs weaknesses in semi-final

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The last remaining Australian team were hot early on the back of barnstorming tries from Ned Hanigan and Israel Folau before the Lions hit top gear after 20 minutes. Braydon Ennor then crossed the whitewash in the 68 minute in what would be the final score for the Crusaders in the match. Hurricanes winger Ben Lam reclaimed the season try-scoring record at 16 - an all-time high - with the last try of the game but it was too late to change its outcome. Read More »

Konta hands Serena most lopsided loss of career

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The Briton, who has been ranked as high as world No.4, closed the first game of the second with consecutive aces at about 160km/h. The 23-time Grand Slam victor, who was seeded sixth at the tournament, committed 25 unforced errors and managed to win just one game in a 52-minute match that ended in favor of Konta 6-0 6-1. Read More »

Former WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at 46

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Furthermore, it was reported by WMC-TV that corrections officers had found Christopher hanging in his cell back on Saturday evening, where they immediately began to deliver CPR and had the prisoner transported to the hospital. Though his father also worked in the territory, his relationship with the elder Lawler was never acknowledged during broadcasts. According to Last Word On Pro Wrestling , Christopher trained under his father and initially debuted with his father's Memphis promotion, ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho used Real Madrid match to make defensive demand

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With a few players out due to injury and some yet to return after their World Cup participation, the squad indeed lacked some senior and experienced players who are capable of making a difference in the match. Before you get to know Fred , though, there's something you need to know about his name - you've been pronouncing it wrong this whole time . We tried with the players we had available to organise the best possible team to defend against them. Read More »

Manchester United decide punishment for Anthony Martial after going AWOL

Earlier this week, Mourinho criticised Martial for not returning promptly to America. Martial, 22, left United's Los Angeles training camp last week to attend the birth of his son, but after the safe arrival of Swan Anthony, he did not return to United's preseason tour of the United States or report back to Carrington. Read More »

Wiggins does not think Thomas is a one Tour wonder

Second place went to Tom Dumolin (Holland, Sunweb), who lost to the victor 1 minute and 51 seconds. "When there is negativity like that, it brings us as a team closer together", Froome said. "I seem to be floating around on cloud nine". Even the expulsion of Gianni Moscon for punching a rival during Stage 15 had no effect on Sky's well-oiled machine, as the team managed by Dave Brailsford completed a fourth consecutive Grand Tour win. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Manchester United will likely sign one more player

Alexis Sanchez was arguably United's best player and the Chilean worldwide opened the scoring in the 18th minute as he swept home with a low finish from a Matteo Darmian cross. "Which is to be back a little bit earlier to try to help the team because, for the beginning of the season, we are going to be in trouble". "If I get one player until the end of the market, that's fine". Read More »

Man United hopeful of making one more signing, says Mourinho

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The Portuguese has been without 12 key players for most of the tour with many enjoying an extended break following the World Cup. Sure, it's pre-season but where's the intensity?! Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were the big names in the Spanish side's starting team. Read More »

United players answer Jose's call and shorten holidays

Last week, Mourinho had revealed that Phil Jones and Marcus Rashford will be cutting their holidays short to bolster their barebones squad ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign and the Portuguese manager lauded the English duo's commitment, exhorting others to follow their example. Read More »

Braves' Newcomb apologizes for old offensive tweets

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Stripling allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Phillies in his previous start. Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (7-7, 4.42) will try to improve on a 5.24 ERA in four starts this month as Atlanta opens a three-game home series Monday against Miami. Read More »

It felt more like a SA pitch, admits match-winner Shamsi

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They convincingly beat South Africa in a two-match Test series . Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera , Kusal Mendis , Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, and Lahiru Kumara. Read More »

Everton close to signing £30m Man United defender Rojo

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United have, apparently, transfer listed him with a £30m price tag and according to reports , Wolves' boss Nuno Espirito Santo is ready to sanction the price for the defender to bolster his defence. But, there is no dearth of interest in the player. Wolverhampton Wanderers have also emerged as a potential suitor for Rojo, reportedly pledging a bid of around £25m. Read More »

WNBA All-Star Practice Access With Lynx Players

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Team Candace Parker came out victorious against Team Delle Donne Saturday night at the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. "That's pretty cool", said Taurasi, a Phoenix guard. "That's the beauty of it", Taurasi said. No matter how much they struggled at the beginning of this season, you look at the standings, they're there. Read More »

"Twins Trade Brian Dozier To Dodgers " WCCO

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Forsythe, plagued by injuries throughout his two seasons with the Dodgers, is making an identical $9 million to Dozier's contract this season and is headed for free agency as well. Here's what the Twins are getting for Dozier, according to Joel Sherman . By September the Twins figure to give a look to 22-year-old Nick Gordon , who was drafted as a shortstop but who had made six starts at second over his past 18 games. Read More »

I understand Mourinho's frustrations, I'm a Jose fan, says ICC chief

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Manchester United stars Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, David De Gea, Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and new signing Fred have all missed some part of the U.S. "We start the game with nearly half the players who are not even going to belong to our squad on August 9 [transfer deadline day]". "The other things, they are too far from my hands". Read More »

Massimiliano Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo euphoria not good for Juventus

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Already having won league titles with English Premier League club Manchester United , should he win the Serie A title with Juventus, this would be his third league title from a different country. Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan received 14 percent as well. Other options on the poll included Mariano Diaz, who achieved 12 percent, while Robert Lewandowski also achieved the same tally. Read More »

Mourinho silent on Manchester United's title chances

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Mourinho confirmed the right-back will miss much of the club's pre-season campaign out of precaution, given that Dalot is out until September and Matteo Darmian has been tipped to return to Serie A . "I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, because it makes no sense for him to come to the United States when we are leaving next week". Read More »

Ladbrokes owner in $200m talks with Las Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts

The league was looking for a.20 percent to 1 percent cut based on total bets made on the NBA to compensate for increased compliance costs the NBA believes will arise from expanded legal sports betting in the U.S. Start of detente for sports leagues, gaming? In addition to Nevada , just DE and New Jersey have launched sports betting. Allowing use of league logos and team names on boards at MGM casinos is a first for a major American sports league. Read More »

Blue Jays reportedly trade suspended closer Osuna to Astros

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A crucial pickup at the trade deadline often galvanizes a major league clubhouse, energizing players appreciative that their front office went the extra mile in an effort to win a championship. According to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi , Osuna plans to plead not guilty. Furthermore, the Astros say that Osuna "has willfully complied with all consequences related to his past behavior", but he still has a court date scheduled for August 1. Read More »

Top seed Isner into eighth Atlanta final

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Isner's only other losses in the event came in the finals, to Mardi Fish in 2010 and 2011 and Nick Kyrgios in 2016. Matt Ebden's charge toward his maiden ATP Tour title was halted in the Atlanta Open semi-finals by the tournament's four-times champion John Isner. Read More »

Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

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The Phillies' newest acquisition, Asdrubal Cabrera , is in the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Reds (6:40 p.m./NBC 10), at a position he's yet to play this year. The Mets are in fourth place of that division at 43-57. Current starting second baseman César Hernández is hitting.266 with eight homers and 34 RBI on the season. Read More »

Indians Have Reportedly Spoken with Nationals About Bryce Harper Trade

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And he should. The Nats are just 5.5 games out of first place in the NL East, and 5.5 games out of the NL wild-card. That team was the Indians, and, although it was phrased entirely speculatively, I can tell you that sometimes that speculation for writers (not necessarily Passan, specifically) comes from a place of kernels of knowledge. Read More »