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Mike Ashley 'agrees £350m sale' of Newcastle United

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Now, the is about to get a new start, as Ashley reportedly agreed to sell the club for nearly $450 million. Any potential buyer of the club must be able to provide transfer funds, he had said at the time. Sheikh Khaled, the cousin of Manchester City owner and Arab billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, previously failed in his bid to buy Liverpool Football Club for 2 billion pounds a year ago, the Daily Mail has previously reported. Read More »

Newcastle legend predicts the Champions League final

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Mauricio Pochettino will give his talisman every opportunity to prove his fitness and isn't expected to make a final decision over his involvement until later this week once he's had a chance to fully assess his fitness. "We will wait and see how he is progressing in his problem". Speaking to the Guardian, Poch summed up his dilemma fairly matter-of-factly: "Whether to start him is a point we're thinking about a lot". Read More »

Here’s how much French Open players will cash in this year

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Across the way, 2016 champion Muguruza inaugurated the new 5,290-seat Court Simonne-Mathieu, which is surrounded by greenhouses displaying tropical plants, with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Taylor Townsend of the United States. The 2002 runner-up lost her opening match at Roland Garros for the second year in a row, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina in 1 hour, 13 minutes. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 W/Cup: Aigbogun eyes ideal start against Qatar

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Nigeria is a regular at the U-20 World Cup, and this is their 12th appearance at the tournament. I don't think the weather can stop us from achieving our objective at the World Cup. "To the best of our ability, we have been able to research on Qatar, we have done quite a bit of research I will like to say". "Taking the first three points will help us plan our approach better for the remaining matches in the group phase, and also boost our confidence", Utin said in Katowice on Thursday. Read More »

Hashmatullah Shahidi's unbeaten 74 sets up Afghanistan's win over Pakistan

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Pakistan had set a 263-run target after they were bowled out in the 48th over in the match. "(We were) 15-20 runs short and we didn't start well with the ball, that's why we lost", Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said. After having won the toss, Ahmed chose to have a go with the bat and the duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman gave them a steady start. Earlier, Zazai lost his opening partner and team wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad retired hurt in the seventh over, after the latter had scored ... Read More »

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Prediction, Preview, and Odds

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Price is reportedly dealing with flu-like symptoms. They're now 5.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East. That could push Chris Sale back and have him start against the Yankees in NY over the weekend. Sale has a 1.93 career ERA against the Yankees and a 2.39 ERA on the road against them. Boston essentially went with a bullpen game in Saturday as a result of Price's exit. Read More »

Deadly tornado rips through OK overnight

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The tornado was rated EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma , said on Twitter after completing its survey of the damage in El Reno. "So, it's just, you know, there's a lot of people hurt at this point in time", he said to KFOR . He said officials are working to notify relatives. Oklahoma has been raked by severe weather all week, with multiple incidents of tornadoes over the course of several days, but Saturday night, large, F3 tornadoes ... Read More »

Manchester United rule out De Ligt transfer

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Also, back in January former Ajax striker John van Loen said Manchester United would be "perfect" for him. Well, obviously the Premier League is a big competition - Spain also - but you have other competitions. On Saturday, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed the Spanish club were working on departures from the Nou Camp as well as incoming transfers . Read More »

Fired Baylor coach Briles lands Texas HS job

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More than three years after he was sacked from Baylor amid a massive sexual assault scandal, Art Briles is headed back to the Texas sidelines. "He is passionate about investing in the lives of young people and helping them to succeed both on the field and in life", he said, adding, "We believe our students will benefit greatly from his skills and experience". Read More »

Europa League Final: Arsenal Squad Leaves For Baku Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

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Lacazette and Aubameyang have formed a formidable partnership up front and played an important role in Arsenal's success in the Europa League so far. Sarri, whose future at Chelsea is unstable following rumours that the Italian will be replaced by Frank Lampard once the season is up, spoke about Chelsea's season in a news conference earlier this week. Read More »

Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500

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Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay was the leader of the race coming to the final restart with three laps remaining. Vehicle owner Roger Penske, left, and driver Will Power, of Australia, receive their "Baby Borg" trophies for winning last years race during the drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Indianapolis. Read More »

Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr dies at 85

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He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014. That included the first two Super Bowls , in 1967 and 1968, when he was named the game's most valuable player. Starr, a Montgomery native, had been in declining health since suffering a major stroke in 2014. His condition improved after undergoing experimental stem cell treatments. Read More »

Charlton Athletic vs Sunderland, League One play-off final

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Sunderland raced into a fifth minute lead at Wembley thanks to a shocking own goal by Charlton defender Naby Sarr. With a 3-1 aggregate, and playing at home, it seemed unlikely Doncaster was going to catch them, but an 11 minute and an 88 minute goal saw the two teams go into extra time. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Arjen Robben makes claim on Juventus stars, Perez, Benzema, others

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Robben had starred for two seasons at the Bernabeu, but Florentino Perez's return to Los Blancos ushered in a massive overhaul of the club, including the signing of Ronaldo from Manchester United for a then-record fee. But the Dutchman revealed how compatriots Mark van Bommel and Louis van Gaal - both of whom were at Bayern - caused him to make the best decision of his career. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao sent 'crucifixion' threat by Keith Thurman

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I've been in this game for 23 years, this is just a dream come true. And I'm respectfully going to kick the shit out of him. Naturally, a lot of trash-talking has been thrown by both fighters, more for the latter rather than the former, BoxingScene reported . Read More »

Voice of Auburn, Rod Bramblett, and wife both killed in crash

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According to the release, Paula died at 7:50 p.m.in the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center from multiple injuries. Lee County coroner Bill Harris announced Saturday night that the Brambletts died of injuries suffered in the crash, the Montgomery Advertiser and AL.com reported. Read More »

Man Utd in contact with wantaway Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann

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Reports of a move to Atletico's La Liga rivals gathered pace again after his announcement last week but now it seems that United are the favourites to land the World Cup victor now. "If he wants to say goodbye, he will say goodbye". His next venture would not be too far out because Atletico's Spanish counterparts in Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested. Read More »

Angelique Kerber shocked by Anastasia Potapova in French Open first round

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World number 2 Nadal received an accommodating path through the early rounds of the competition and will face qualifiers in each of the first two rounds, while Djokovic will take on Hubert Hurkacz in his opener. She also does not feel that her lack of a title since Melbourne will have a large bearing on her Roland Garros prospects ahead of her opening match against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Read More »

Win over India means little for World Cup, says Ross Taylor

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Full ScheduleRoss Taylor then top scored with 71 as the 2015 finalists coasted to 180-4 in 38 overs. "We bowled well. They were going at four, 4.5 (runs) per over and looking at that in isolation we did well", Kohli said. That is why I do like the Indian attack as they have got variety. The seasoned Ross Taylor , one of the finest limited overs batsmen in recent years, had said it was good that New Zealand were playing India in the practice game. Read More »

CP NewsAlert: Ottawa Senators hire DJ Smith as head coach

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Guelph Storm GM/head coach George Burnett, an old OHL rival of Smith, feels the Senators made a good hire. After speaking with interim coach Marc Crawford , Belleville coach Troy Mann, Pittsburgh assistant Jacques Martin , Providence College coach Nate Leaman, Dallas assistant Rick Bowness and legendary National Hockey League goalie Patrick Roy, Dorion felt the Toronto Maple Leafs assistant was the right choice for the job. Read More »

Tiger commits to play in next week's Memorial Tournament

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Woods' decision to play "Jack's tournament" isn't surprising given the stature of the annual event hosted by 18-time major champ, whose record Woods is chasing. "The PGA was a quick turnaround (from the Masters), and unfortunately I just didn't play well", he said last week. "There's going to be days and weeks where it's just not going to work, and today was one of those days". Read More »

Finch plays down Smith and Warner World Cup security concerns

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Marsh, on the other hand, went on to score an unbeaten fifty while Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 18 as Australia chased down 230 with utmost ease. Root added: 'They've got two of their best players back. "They're big boys. They've been there and seen it all before". I want them to enjoy the series. Read More »

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert: ‘I think Kyrie will leave Boston’

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Cleveland traded Irving for Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas , forward Jae Crowder, Ante Žižić, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2020 second-round pick. "We could have ended up with nothing". Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said his team " killed it " in the Kyrie Irving trade. A decision that may have been prompted by Irving's trade. Read More »

England captain Eoin Morgan suffers small fracture in training

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Former skipper and current assistant coach Paul Collingwood on Saturday was forced to take the ground as a substitute fielder after England pacers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer suffered injury scares in a warm-up game against Australia. But that fixture was played in front of fewer than 30 spectators whereas there were few thousand in the main arena on Saturday when Warner and Australia captain Aaron Finch walked out to open the innings after England won the toss . Read More »

Juwan Howard appears to be ending Michigan's Fab Five fight

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It's good to see one of the most outspoken members of the Fab Five taking this stance. Bajema, a top 100 recruit out of Lynden, Wash., had been silent since MI head coach John Beilein left for Cleveland. Webber agreed with Rose, adding that Howard's hire "would bring everyone back together". He enjoyed a 19-year career in the National Basketball Association, which included stints with the Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and more. Read More »

Fred VanVleet Credits Son's Birth for Game 4 Performance

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Antetokounmpo shot 5 for 8 in the opening frame, matching the number of made baskets he had during Milwaukee's double-overtime loss in Game 3. "I think the first two games they really brought the intensity to us". I think he's fine. Scotiabank Arena was rocking for both Game 3 and 4, and now it's a best-of-three for East supremacy. "He needed one of those games". Read More »

Bookie Blues -- Sportsbooks face Stanley Cup sweat

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The Bruins are a great team, but the Blues are more fun and have some really unique storylines surrounding the team. The Sharks , by contrast, only had six forwards record at least two points. This type of checking game created, what I think was the Blues ultimate plan, a complete breakdown of the Sharks game plan. This constant game of relentless checking made the Sharks not only create turnovers but kept them from playing their own finesse game. Read More »

Twitter Reacts to Bucs Signing of Ndamukong Suh

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After spending the offseason unsigned, veteran defensive tackle officially became a Buc, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $9.25-million deal, the team announced Thursday. "It's just a visit". It hasn't been made clear if the Colts have reached out with an offer to McCoy nor is it clear what type of money they would be offering the six-time Pro Bowler. Read More »

NASCAR to buy International Speedway, owner of Daytona, Talladega

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International Speedway owns some of America's most infamous auto racing tracks, including the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, where the company is based, and the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. On a related note, SMI received offers from Sonic Financial Corporation to buy the company in April . "In a highly competitive sports and entertainment landscape, a more unified strategic approach is important to our future growth", ISC chairman and NASCAR CEO Jim France said on ... Read More »

Transfer: Daniel James ‘agrees’ personal terms with Man United

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The Daily Mail report goes on to claim that Solskjaer is planning to use James on the right wing of his Manchester United team, although the Wales global can play in the centre and on the left. James is a different kind of signing to players United have been signing in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. With Sky Sports reporting that this is nearly a done deal, what does this transfer mean for Man United? That is confirmed by the rumours that Man United are ready to make an offer for ... Read More »