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Tsai buys rest of Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

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Last year , the Canadian entrepreneur already bought 49% of the Brooklyn Nets' shares for $1 billion. This coming season will be exciting for the Nets as the team brought on free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this summer. "We are committed to maintaining Barclays Center's iconic status by bringing together culture, community, and entertainment for our fans and everyone in New York", Tsai said in a statement confirming his purchase on Friday. Read More »

Wales top of the world after beating England 13

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At that point, England were down to 13 men as scrum-half Willi Heinz had been taken off for a head injury assessment and Ben Youngs was yet to replace him. A Maro Itoje intercept inside his own 22m line in the 70th minute sparked the visitors in to action, before again being let down by errors in attack around the breakdown. Read More »

Jets Lose Avery Williamson To Season-Ending ACL Injury

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Williamson, one of the key pieces of the Jets' defense, was still in the game with 3:52 left in the first half with mostly backups when cornerback Tevaughn Campbell dived for a pass from Matt Ryan to Brian Hill in the end zone and hit into the linebacker's knee. Read More »

Z to Become NFL Team Owner

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In interviews with reporters for the The New York Times , Washington Post and Wall Street Journal , Jay was asked how he could comfortably be in cahoots with the league while Kaepernick remains unsigned, he responded, "I think that we forget that Colin's whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice so in that case this is a success - this is the next thing". Read More »

Andy Murray rules himself out of US Open doubles

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Murray, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, is not planning to play in the final Grand Slam of the year in NY starting Monday week. "I want to get myself back on the singles court and keep testing myself". "It doesn't feel like I need to play the main draw of every single tour event". Andy Murray has been drawn to play Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open as he steps up his return to the singles court. Read More »

ESPN Promises Kid Friendly Little League WS Coverage

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Even though the rain canceled all but one game of Opening Day at the Little League World Series, some kids around the ballpark will tell you they're not upset with the wet and sloppy conditions. Barrington Little League denied the accusation on Tuesday in a statement to Boston.com . "We told her if it gets to be too much, just let us know, us coaches, and we'll try to tell people to take a break". Read More »

Thomas, Kokrak share PGA lead at Medinah, Tiger six back

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This was just Matsuyama's day and a statement after Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak tied the course record of 65 in the opening round. He's now 65 in the FedEx Cup standings and oddsmakers have put him at 500/1 to win. Woods won the 1999 PGA Championship here, holding off Sergio Garcia by one shot. "I'm trying to make changes in my swing, and it's just not quite there yet". Read More »

McCown ending retirement to sign with Eagles

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McCown, 40, appeared in four games for the Jets previous year, starting in three for the then-injured Sam Darnold . However, the journeyman quarterback couldn't turn down the opportunity to strap on a helmet again when the Eagles called; putting off his broadcasting career for another year. Read More »

Bill Belichick Pumps Brakes On Josh Gordon Patriots Hype In Statement

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Schefter shared a statement from National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell in which Goodell said, "We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally". Reports then surfaced that he had another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy and he was indefinitely suspended - his fifth suspension by the NFL. Read More »

Hearn: Ruiz contractually obliged to fight Joshua in Riyadh

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Ruiz was not happy about it. Ruiz stunned Joshua - who was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers - at New York's Madison Square Garden on 1 June. After the graphics and announcement that Ruiz-Joshua 2 was on, boxing fans took to social media to call Hearn everything from a sellout to an idiot. Read More »

Antonio Brown Tweets New Message After Returning To Raiders

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Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner , said in a statement, "We expect to be filing a motion to dismiss the complaint and will let the filing speak for itself". "My feet is pretty much getting circumcised, right?" Brown is arguably the best wide receiver in the National Football League and has been for years. Read More »

Draymond Green: Talk of Warriors Missing Playoffs 'Crazy to Me'

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It's been a while since we been the underdog. "I found out that he was picking Brooklyn when everybody else found out, which is exactly how it should be", Green said on " The Jump " on ESPN. Have you talked to Kevin the summer? "Am I supposed to come to you and, A, let you know, Or B, ask you for permission? No". In the wide-ranging interview, he also detailed that the Warriors will be heading into the 2019-20 season as the underdogs, a term the team is not synonymous with during recent ... Read More »

Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed

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Bridge has played three tests, all as a substitute. There are fears already the All Blacks are treading a similar path to the one they followed before their disastrous 1991 World Cup campaign. "There's obviously a lot of pressure on us but we just want to bring the energy and get our hands on the ball and nail our roles within the team". Read More »

Ashes: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks day

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Steve Smith remains though and was unbeaten on 13 when some heavier rain forced the players off the field a couple of minutes before the scheduled lunch. Cameron Bancroft was five not out and Usman Khawaja 18 not out following a lively opening spell by Archer, in for the injured James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, late on Thursday. Read More »

Landry Jones becomes first player to sign with XFL

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Jones spent the majority of his career as the backup to Ben Roethlisberger in the NFL . Jones has a chance to be reunited with his college coach at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops , who is the coach/general manager of the XFL's Dallas franchise. Read More »

Footage Emerges From Team USA's Embarrassing Scrimmage Loss To G-League Players

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Apparently, the Select Team ran Team USA out of the gym. Jeffries is the lone player scrimmaging without previous professional experience after playing last season at Tulsa. Per the Lakers' Mike Trudell, a closing lineup of Kemba Walker , Donovan Mitchell , Harrison Barnes , P.J. Tucker and Brook Lopez were used against the Select Team, while other standouts like De'Aaron Fox, Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum were on the bench. Read More »

Taiwan-born businessman to take control over National Basketball Association team Brooklyn Nets

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When this astounding transaction goes through, it would mark the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov had sold a 49% stake in the team to Tsai in April previous year. The full purchase of the Nets will cost Tsai $2.35 million. Forbes estimates that Tsai is worth $9.9 billion. The sale comes at a good time for the Nets, who have struggled to turn a profit since before they moved across the Hudson River from New Jersey in 2012. Read More »

Barcelona’s Coutinho joins Bayern on loan

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Yet the 27-year-old was too often a bystander in games and some suggested his style and positioning clashed with Lionel Messi. The arrival of Coutinho will further help Bayern offset the departures of club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, with Ivan Perisic having joined on loan from Inter this week. Read More »

Tyronn Lue Likely To Become Top Assistant Coach For Clippers

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A source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN that Lue is nearing a deal to reunite with Rivers. The champion coach also didn't like the fact that the team is insisting to hire Jason Kidd as his top assistant. "You're gonna be a hell of a basketball coach", he told him, per a story by Sports Illustrated in 2016 . It was an arms race for talent this summer and both Los Angeles teams delivered. Read More »

India vs West Indies: Iyer's Innings Took Pressure off Me - Kohli

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Kohli was mightily impressed by Iyer as he lauded the Delhi Capitals captain for his composure in the middle. Gayle initially announced that he will retire from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup, but changed his mind to play against India . Iyer's 41-ball 65 was studded with five sixes and three boundaries. In the second ODI, he scored 18 runs while in the second, he registered 10 runs. However, the immovable Kohli was joined at the crease by a free-flowing Iyer and the latter smoked three ... Read More »

Packers sit Rodgers out as 'precautionary' move

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For the Packers, Aaron Rodgers and other starters could see the field for about a quarter, according to coach Matt LeFleur. The team calls it a precautionary move. The Packers are 1-1 in the preseason and will play the Oakland Raiders next Thursday in Winnipeg Canada. All of our corners end up - not all of them, but majority play nickel, except the two starters [Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey ]. Read More »

Tom Brady on Coaching After Retirement: 'Hell No'

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Obviously, when he played defense, you know, one of the best Patriots to ever play. "They make a play and [Tom] turns around and says 'Mikey, you better cover that". I was just trying to get back to the huddle. While the Titans were able to win the battle on that day, Brady and the Pats were able to win the war, hoisting a sixth Lombardi Trophy later that season, which is undoubtably the subtle message behind the gift. Read More »

VB Chandrasekhar passes away at 57

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The right-hander, who was only six days short of his 58th birthday, is survived by his wife and two daughters. Chandrasekhar's first-class career spanned 11 seasons and 81 matches during which he scored 4999 runs at an average of 43.09. Shocking!" The whole cricketing fraternity was shocked by his sudden demise and took to Twitter to write down their tribute to the former wicket-keeper batsman. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family are OK after plane crash

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NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been fortunate to escape uninjured with his family after a private jet crash in east Tennessee, CNN reports . The specific condition of others isn't clear at this time, though no injuries have thus far been reported to the FAA. Read More »

Gary Neville claims Man United will win Premier League before Liverpool

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Sterling scored a hat-trick in City's 5-0 thrashing of West Ham on the opening weekend of the new season. This is the third meeting between Ralph Hasenhüttl and Jürgen Klopp in all competitions - Klopp has won the previous two, with Borussia Dortmund against VfR Aalen in the DFB-Pokal in October 2012 and a 3-1 win for Liverpool against Southampton last season. Read More »

Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley

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Ozil has been struggling with illness this week, but Emery is "100 per cent" confident that two experienced figures will be ready for Premier League duty if required. When they are training consistently, it is good news for us because they can help us. Against the Magpies, Sokratis and Callum Chambers started in central defence as David Luiz remained on the bench and after the match, Emery explained that he wanted to ease the new signings into the first XI. Read More »

Frank Lampard Offers Support to Tammy Abraham After Super Cup Penalty Miss

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Tammy Abraham has optimistically claimed that Chelsea retain designs on challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title despite their hard start under Frank Lampard . The Chelsea chief said: "He said to me at half-time in extra-time that his legs were finished, his legs were dead; and then he's sprinting 50 yards to cover". Read More »

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to 'count on' Wales forward

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The club expects Pogba to stay and would only consider letting him go if Real produced an offer of around £160m, which the La Liga side will not pay having already spent nearly £300m this summer. Paul Pogba earlier admitted that he would like to leave Manchester United as he is looking for a new challenge . "For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody". Read More »

Liverpool's Adrian goes from clubless to hero

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Released by West Ham United, he was thrust into the spotlight when he had to replace the injured Alisson in the first half of the Premier League opening 4-1 win against Norwich on Friday. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk said he had backed his new colleague to win them the game. " It is great to get a title, it is magnificent, to win in this way obviously I am more than double happy ", Adrian said. Read More »

Ravi Shastri stays on as India head coach

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Other contenders who were shortlisted for the role included former Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput, former coach of West Indies Phil Simmons , former coach of Sri Lanka Tom Moody , etc. Shastri's last contract ran until the 2019 World Cup but he was given an extension for the ongoing India's tour of the West Indies. Moreover, the team won Test matches in South Africa, England and Australia within one calendar year. Read More »

DeMarcus Cousins Has Reportedly Suffered A Torn ACL

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Shams Charania reports Cousins underwent more testing on Thursday. and it was confirmed he tore his ACL , which will likely sideline him for the entire season. The four-time All-Star joined the Lakers in July, signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the team. ESPN first reported that Cousins was injured. Read More »