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Louisiana Mayor Bans Use of Nike Products at City’s Rec Center

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Mayor Ben Zahn has reportedly banned any city money from being spent on Nike products as of September 5th, according to a private memo that was sent out. Kenner City Councilman Gregory Carroll took to Facebook to say he believes the decision is "disturbing" and to note that he is "100% AGAINST this decision". Read More »

Rich Paul is leading contender to be Anthony Davis' new agent

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He has said repeatedly he is happy in New Orleans and feels connected with the Pelicans organization. In fact, it would end up being his best season yet. Moreover, the Pelicans are nowhere near winning a championship. Davis now has two years and $57 million left on his deal with the Pelicans. New Orleans signed Elfrid Payton to replace Rondo and Julius Randle to replace Cousins. Read More »

Nike sales increase 31% after Colin Kaepernick ad

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The text on that image reads, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing someone else's everything". Those several days are a traditionally strong sales period, but this year it came days after the athletic-equipment giant centered its advertising on the former NFL quarterback now best known for leading protests against the USA flag and the national anthem. Read More »

Reigning champion Fitzpatrick hits the front at European Masters

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Starting on ten, the 30-year-old enjoyed a steady opening nine holes with one birdie before a bogey on one looked to hinder any progress. "I would say I probably play the golf course more aggressively than most people and I think I kind of know what I'm doing around here which is nice, so hopefully it kind of plays into my hands". Read More »

David De Gea Virgil van Dijk among contenders in FIFPro World XI

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The list was complied from the votes of 25,000 footballers from 65 countries. It will include one goalkeeper , four defenders , three midfielders and three attackers who were the best at their position in 2017-18. Manchester United duo David De Gea and Paul Pogba have joined Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk among the contenders in the reckoning to feature in FIFPro and FIFA's World XI . Read More »

Dez Bryant laughs at Cowboys, doubles down on Patriots pipe dream

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Especially when it came to their attack through the air, which appeared limited at best, as Cole Beasley finished the day as the Cowboys' top target, with seven catches for 73 yards in a 16-8 loss to the Panthers . Bryant later posted a laughing crying face emoji when Cowboys beat writer Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News tweeted that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan declined comment after the game. Read More »

Djokovic dismisses del Potro to win US Open

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Djokovic is now just three slams behind Rafael Nadal's record of 17 Grand Slams and six short of the all-time record of 20 held by Roger Federer . That put the 29-year-old Argentine back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since his breakthrough nine years ago, a comeback for a guy who had four wrist operations in the interim. Read More »

Williams' hubby posts heartfelt tribute video

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A win this weekend would give Williams her record 24th Grand Slam singles title and tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record of the most Grand Slam singles titles ever. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the title. She was up 2-1 on the changeover when she spoke again with Ramos appearing to smooth things over, and she finally found a way to break Osaka for a 3-1 lead. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell Responds to Steelers-Browns Tie With One Emoji

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James Conner , Pittsburgh's backup runner, scampered for 135 yards and scored two touchdowns. Conner also did a nice job in pass protection, but he also lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter that jump-started a Browns comeback in a game that ended in a 21-21 tie. Read More »

Sergio Garcia among wildcard picks for European Ryder Cup team

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The Ryder Cup will take place at Le Golf National in Paris from September 28-30. The chance of playing another Ryder Cup kept Ian Poulter motivated through his dark times over the last two years. That's the important thing. "To finally reach that goal - this is obviously just the tip of the iceberg, we need to push on and to go Paris and win - I'm so excited to get back to where I feel I belong". Read More »

Seahawks fall 27-24 to Broncos in season opener

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Thomas posted to Instagram Wednesday announcing his return, saying he has never let his "teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don't plan to start this weekend". The Seattle Seahawks are activating safety Earl Thomas and plan to start him in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos . The cat and mouse game of contract holdouts is one of the more peculiar wrinkles in the NFL. Read More »

Memorable marathon opener for Dolphins against Titans

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He was carted off the field, and based on Rapoport's reporting, Jonnu Smith 's responsibility will increase dramatically in Walker's absence. However, Tennessee's Darius Jennings ran a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, cutting the Titans' deficit to 24-17 with 10:11 to play. Read More »

Cowboys Made A Big Trade Offer For A Star NFL Player

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The Cowboys would have to surrender what Seattle wants in draft compensation to make this worth Seattle's while, otherwise, Thomas is forfeiting practice and game checks to them while he holds out for a new deal or trade. Sherman was released by Seattle in the offseason and signed with San Francisco. When Thomas inked that extension, he became the league's highest-paid safety in terms of average salary ($10 million per year). Read More »

Incredible truth about chair umpire in Serena Williams' controversy

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Tennis great Billie Jean King wrote on Twitter: "When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it. When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions", King tweeted late Saturday. That resulted in a second violation, meaning Osaka was awarded the first point of the sixth game. The second one came after the frustrated American superstar smashed her racket on the court. Read More »

Paul Pogba opens door to Barcelona transfer in new interview

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Zinedine Zidane has fuelled speculation that he could be being lined up to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United by revealing that he plans to return to management "soon". They know where I am. He should be there, but he is doing magic with that other club. Former United defender Parker has been left stunned by a PR disaster for the Red Devils, with players now boasting too much power and able to make a mockery of the long-term contracts they sign. Read More »

Rams Made Aggressive Trade Offer To Raiders For Khalil Mack

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I've just been limited and just trusting those guys on what percentage and stuff they want me to go at and how many reps and stuff". Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't seem too anxious about Mack . The Green Bay Packers missed the playoffs past year for the first time since quarterback Aaron Rodgers took over as the starter in 2008, and much of that can be blamed on a season-ending fractured collarbone he suffered. Read More »

Colts' Andrew Luck Hit Results in First NFL Helmet Rule Ejection

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Obviously, it is great news for all involved that Luck was not injured. As Warren Sharp of Sharp Football showed, it was a big hit from Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck . "And this was after the initial injury". Luck, who missed all last season, popped back up and remained in the game. I've had a bunch of AC sprains, both left and right shoulder, and resolved that issue. Read More »

NFL National Anthem Protests: Kneeling Players Win Kaepernick’s Approval On Instagram

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Two of the campaigners were Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson who knelt during Miami's season opener against the Tennessee Titans . Stills, who talks often with Kaepernick, said he senses increasing support for the protesters as their cause is better understood. On Sunday, President Donald Trump , who has criticized the players' demonstration in the past, again took to social media to voice his displeasure. Read More »

Novak Djokovic wins men's US Open singles title

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The victory Sunday comes a year after Djokovic sat out the tournament at Flushing Meadows because of an injured right elbow that eventually required surgery. Djokovic collects $3.8 million and his third U.S. Open championship. Del Potro led the ensuing tiebreaker, 3-1, before Djokovic recovered to win six of the next seven points and wrap up a 95-minunte second set. Read More »

Kaepernick sends message to only remaining anthem kneelers

The NFL has walked back its previously-implemented policy that would have required players to either stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room, and some players capitalized on the opportunity to continue with the political demonstrations on Sunday. Read More »

Fairytale ends but surge whets Millman’s appetite for big time

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The last eight at the year's final Grand Slam will also feature a rematch of the 2014 final between former champion Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori of Japan plus 2017 finalist Madison Keys against Spanish 30th seed Carla Suarez Navarro. Keys, who at 14 is the highest seed left in the women's draw, has shown a determination to go one step further than previous year, having only dropped one set through her four matches. Read More »

Eagles hold off Falcons to begin title defense

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Even more embarrassing, Jones wasn't on the field for the play on the team's third or fourth down attempt. A general view of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Nadal advances to US Open semi-final

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The third set was another grind. It was a step forward for me in the dynamic of the tournament. Thiem opened his tournament in NY by thrashing Sofia champion Mirza Basic 6-3 6-1 6-4. It's cruel sometimes tennis, because I think this match didn't really deserve a loser. "But there has to be one". And the world No 1 says he had mixed emotions about setting up a showdown with Juan Martin del Potro as it meant his possible successor extends his search for a maiden Grand Slam title. Read More »

Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach US Open final

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So much of that time had felt wasted. When Nadal missed a forehand wide, then put a backhand into the net, the opening set belonged to del Potro , who shook his fist and yelled, "Vamos!" Reaching a second consecutive Grand Slam final suggests the 13-times major champion is almost back to his best, though he will need to be even more clinical against Del Potro , who has only dropped one set in six matches in NY. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. 'fixes' Kaepernick Nike ad with his dad's face

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But Nike is not the only company that got involved in a political debate, so are trainers the new political battleground? The protests have landed the league squarely in the middle of America's simmering culture wars , drawing the ire of US president Donald Trump - who called on owners to fire players who protested the anthem. Read More »

BMW Championship: Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy share lead in Philadelphia

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The list includes Tiger Woods , who shot 66 and made up no ground on the lead. Hideki Matsuyama shot a 6-under 64 to land three shots off the pace in a four-way tie for third. Schauffele, hopeful that a victory will give USA captain Jim Furyk reason to pick him for the Ryder Cup, stayed with Rose the whole way until his lone bogey on the 18th for a 67. Read More »

Keys to face Osaka in U.S. Open semis; Nishikori beats Cilic

Now she has another chance to beat Williams after reaching her first Grand Slam final in NY - a city which has personal significance for the world number 20. "Unfortunately during this tournament I had many issues with my health, and today was not my day obviously". She's such a good player. Aliaksandra Sasnovich , who bested Kvitova at Wimbledon, fared even worse and had to endure a humbling 0-6 0-6 loss. Read More »

When and where to watch US Open 2018 final

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Murray had three other Grand Slam mixed doubles titles . With one more victory, Williams will earn her seventh US Open championship and her 24th major singles trophy, equalling Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. But she discounts the Miami loss as being too early in her comeback from motherhood and the life-threatening pulmonary embolism that required four surgeries. Read More »

Adam Lallana ruled out of England squad with groin injury

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England were much improved on previous major tournaments in Russian Federation, defying expectations to reach the final four for only the third time in their history. "It does make me feel a little bit gutted at times to think how close we were". "During the tournament, it was hard for us to really understand what things were like back home". Read More »

Hasan Ali comments on Kohli’s absence in Asia Cup

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That India would be under pressure against Pakistan because of the heartbreaking Champions Trophy loss has been predicted by fast bowler Hasan Ali. We definitely have an advantage playing at the UAE as we are aware of the conditions. Upon becoming the number one ODI bowler previous year, Hasan had expressed his desire to bowl to Virat Kohli. "Having thought about it for a while, we both felt right now is the correct time to start a family". Read More »

Osaka unlocks Keys to earn historic victory

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Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The complications from that delivery caused her to suffer a pulmonary embolism, required five surgeries, and left her bed-ridden for weeks. "I just feel like my future is bright, even though I'm not a spring chicken". For Williams, victory would allow her to tie Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles . Read More »