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    A family of 7 lost their home in Washingtons wildfires. Then they all got Covid-19 Houston Chef Chris Shepherds Southern Smoke Has Raised $3,361,772 for Restaurant Workers in Need Right Now If anyone can coax the best out of Simmons and Embiid, its Doc Rivers Doc Rivers didn’t bring the ultimate success to the Los Angeles Clippers, but he at least stopped them from being the ultimate clown show. The 76ers looked like a different type of clown show not too long ago, which means Rivers, who reportedly agreed to a five-year deal to replace Brett Brown as Philadelphia’s head coach, will only have to corral the franchise’s two young studs — a task that could make turning Donald Sterling’s outfit into a respectable one minute in comparison. Seeing the tantalizing talents of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons was apparently too much for Rivers to sit at a TV studio...
    When the Women’s Super League returned, plenty in England were quick to declare it the best league in the world. After a summer transfer window that saw some of the best players in the world arrive on these shores, the hype was understandable. Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood left Champions League winners Lyon for Manchester City. Pernille Harder, the best player in the world right now, joined Chelsea. Five of the United States’ World Cup-winning squad moved across the Atlantic, while a whole host of Australia’s top talent landed in the United Kingdom. But since the WSL returned, a flurry of one-sided results have put the claim of ‘the best league in the world’ under the microscope. Reading were picked apart by Arsenal in a 6-1 win on the opening weekend before the Gunners gave West Ham a 9-1 beating one week later. The next day, Chelsea beat Bristol City...
    The Clippers had no answer for Luca Tanzi, who buried the game-winning 3-pointer by posting three points with 40 points in Dallas’ Game 4 win on Sunday (US time). Ashley Landis-Pool, Pool via Getty Images / AFP MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Dallas star Luca Tansic has the best-selling jersey in the Philippines, shooting past established players such as Los Angeles Lakers ‘LeBron James and Los Angeles clippers’ Kavi Leonard. The NBA Philippines on Wednesday revealed that Danzig, the best player of 2019, has grown into one of the most popular players in the country in his second year in the league. “Our No. 1 selling jersey in the Philippines is Luca Tansik,” Scott Levy, managing director of NBA Asia, told a news conference yesterday. “I know LeBron is famous, but Luka’s celebrity is just like Zion (Williamson), and LeBron has a good partner in Anthony Davis, and he’s become very popular,”...
    RYAN GIGGS is confident Gareth Bale will be at the peak of his powers for the Euros after ending his Real Madrid hell to join Tottenham. A minor knee injury will keep Bale out of Wales’ three away games this month — a friendly with England at Wembley next Thursday, before the Nations League double-header against Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria. 3Gareth Bale has been backed to rediscover his best form at SpursCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Ryan Giggs wants Bale fit and firing for the delayed Euro 2020 tournamentCredit: Reuters When fit, he can expect plenty of game-time during his season-long loan at Spurs after being frozen out by Real manager Zinedine Zidane. And Giggs reckons that means the 31-year-old will be much fitter, sharper and even better at next summer’s finals. Wales boss Giggs said: “He will play more regularly than he did at Madrid. It doesn’t matter...
    Top-tier players are getting hurt all around the league, but there are still some fantasy studs we can rely on in what has been a highest-scoring NFL season. These are my best bets at the running back and receiver positions to reach the end zone in Week 4. ___ Running Back JAMES ROBINSON, Jaguars Now we see why the Jaguars were willing to let go of Leonard Fournette. Robinson is getting similar usage to what Fournette was getting in 2019, and he’s already tied Fournette’s TD total for that season (three). In Week 3, Robinson got all of the goal-line plays. This week, he’ll go up against a Cincinnati defense that covers the pass well, but is the seventh-best matchup for RBs in the league. They’ve given up the third-most rushing scores (four), and Robinson should make it at least five. DALVIN COOK, Vikings Tied for the league...
    If you’re a fan of pitching duels, then you absolutely have to watch Game 1 between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. The truncated MLB regular-season has reached its conclusion, and now, the league moves onto the playoffs. This year will be like no other, as 16 teams will make up the postseason field, where one team will emerge as the winners of the 2020 World Series. There are plenty of great matchups in the Wild Card Round, but none will be more competitive than the series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. In fact, this series will have one of the most anticipated pitching duels in recent memory kicking off Game 1. Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber.A battle of two Cy Young contendersThe Yankees signed Cole to his record-breaking $324 million contract this past winter for situations just like this. He certainly earned his pay not...
    West Nile virus found in people in 2 Florida counties, prompting health advisory to take precautions against mosquitoes Next Time You Order a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha, Use These Tips to Make It Healthier Best players to never make the NBA Finals LeBron James is often mocked for his lackluster 3-6 NBA Finals record heading into the 2020 championship series. © File photo Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns However, many magnificent players wish they had made it to the Finals even once, let alone ten times as James has. And that’s not just role players or career reserves, but top-tier guys such as league MVPs, perennial All-Stars and annual All-NBA players who have failed to reach the league’s championship round. Below, we list the best players in NBA history to never reach the Finals. The list is more surprising than you may think. MORE:Doc Rivers releases statement following split with...
    Soccer has become fertile ground for incredible docu-series. Here are the best soccer shows that available for streaming right now. The recently released All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is the latest installment in the sport docu-series realm. While the show’s authenticity has divided opinions amongst fans, it’s entertainment factor is undeniable. The producers of the show couldn’t have picked a better season to document. City won a record-breaking 100 points in the 2017-18 season and were imperious in their charge to the title. It was Pep Guardiola’s first league title in England and his pursuit for perfection makes for compelling viewing. All or Nothing provides an expansive insight into the running of a modern-day soccer club.1. Six DreamsReal Madrid and Barcelona’s monopoly over the La Liga is so large and overpowering that it becomes difficult to discern between the other eighteen teams in the league. Six Dreams puts the spotlight...
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    Cam Newton. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Cam Newton's one-year deal with the New England Patriots is looking like the steal of the NFL offseason. The Patriots were the only team to offer Newton a deal, raising questions over what NFL front offices were thinking letting him slip to Bill Belichick. While it's only been two games, Newton has already proven well worth the investment for the Patriots, and could be in line for a Pro Bowl season. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For the first few months of free agency, Cam Newton couldn't find a job. The 2015 NFL MVP's time with the Carolina Panthers was done, having not played through the 2019 season due to a foot injury. The year before that, Newton sustained a mid-season shoulder injury that hobbled his performance for the second half of the year. While there were questions about...
    It was a tough Week 2 for a lot of fantasy teams with the number injuries that occurred all across the league, but it’s a new week and a new opportunity. These are the favorite running back and wide receiver bets to score in Week 3: ___ Running Back JOSHUA KELLEY, Chargers Kelley has been a pleasant if not totally unexpected boost to the Chargers’ offense over the first two weeks, touching the ball 25 times for 113 all-purpose yards in Week 2. He was also in on 52% of offensive snaps. The best part is that he looks like the goal-line back in Los Angeles, getting the nod over Austin Ekeler in the majority of those situations for the Chargers. The Chargers haven’t been a very prolific scoring offense thus far, but Kelley has scored a third of their TDs already, and he gets to face the winless Panthers...
    GARETH BALE has finally completed his season-long loan move to Tottenham after being frozen out at Real Madrid. The golf-mad Wales ace, 31, helped Real Madrid win a hoard of trophies - including three Champions League crowns - during one of the club's most-successful periods. 8A detailed look at how the Big Six's front-threes compare 8A simplified look at how the Big Six's front-threes compare But Bale was surplus to requirements under Zinedine Zidane, with Spurs winning the race to bring him back to the Premier League. Jose Mourinho is said to have stuck Bale on an intensive, personalised training schedule to get him up to match fitness. But how will Spurs' new-look front-three compare to the rest of the Premier League's 'Big Six'? TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   We take a look at how Bale, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min stack up...
    Six Louisville police officers under internal investigation for actions the night Breonna Taylor was killed An heir to the Aldi and Trader Joes empire has sued his mother and sisters, saying they embezzled millions of euros from a trust fund NBA commissioner Adam Silver: Best guess next season will not start until at least January NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports NBA commissioner Adam Silver is pushing back the expected start date of next season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that scenario is increasingly unlikely. Silver is operating with the goal to play a standard 82-game season in front of fans at NBA arenas in...
    Football : No Golden Ball this year, never mind! The editorial staff of Sports.fr and Football.fr invite you to nominate your best player for the 2019-2020 season. Obviously disturbed by the global health crisis, the 2019-2020 football season nonetheless delivered some great pieces of bravery, beautiful champions, beautiful dolphins and European tournaments as atypical as they are exciting. During this very particular exercise, the bosses of the round ball have for the most part confirmed their status, when other elements have been revealed. The editorial staff of Sports.fr and Football.fr offer you the opportunity to nominate the one who in your opinion deserves the honorary title of player of the season. The votes of the journalists of our editorial staff made it possible to establish a list of 16 players. 16 footballers then distributed by drawing lots in a table opening at the stage...
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    La Liga Santander Only 288.4 million in spending with Pjanic and Morata as the most expensive reinforcements LaLiga de los cuts kicks off this Saturday with few brilliant signings and the lowest spending in many years. Only 288.4 million euros in reinforcements and many of these coming from operations already closed in the past such as lvaro Morata (56 million to Chelsea) and other bartering such as the signing of Pjanic by Bara (60 million in the Arthur deal with Juventus). Eight teams have not spent a euro this summer. Starting with the champion, Real Madrid and ending with the newly promoted Elche and Huesca. A clear symptom that the coronavirus crisis has fully impacted our football. Something that contrasts with the Premier, where three times as much has been invested in signings than in Spain: 825 million euros. The most significant case has...
    Getty Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is sick and tired of being disrespected in the NFL rankings. The idea that Lane Johnson is the best right tackle in football is not a new one. The best tackle, period … interesting. Johnson made headlines on Thursday for reportedly restructuring his contract to create cap space in Philly. He converted his base salary into a signing bonus to create more than $5 million in extra money so the Eagles could give Jason Peters a pay bump to play left tackle. These kinds of good deeds aren’t uncommon in the NFL and rarely go unnoticed. Of course, it helps when the best center in football — is that even arguable at this point? — confirms it and applauds it. “We’re all just happy that everything was able to work out,” Eagles center Jason Kelce told reporters on Thursday. “Lane was able...
    MANCHESTER UNITED would be the best Premier League destination for Gareth Bale this summer, according to Liverpool and England legend John Barnes. The Welshman finished the season out-of-favour at Real Madrid and appears unlikely to have a future at Santiago Bernabeu under current boss Zinedine Zidane. 3Gareth Bale is out-of-favour at Real MadridCredit: AP:Associated Press 3John Barnes has weighed in on Gareth Bale's futureCredit: Reuters Bale, 31, failed to appear in any of Los Blancos' last seven LaLiga games - and was left at home for their Champions League trip to Manchester City. But with two years remaining on his lucrative Real Madrid contract, a Premier League club would have to put together a sizeable package to recruit the ex-Tottenham ace. And Barnes, speaking to BonusCodeBets, has weighed in on where would be best for the winger - should he return to England after seven years in Spain. MAN UTD...
    FARA WILLIAMS reckons Lucy Bronze's return to the Women's Super League proves the English top-flight is the best in the world. But the Lionesses icon, 36, says the pay gap between the top and bottom women's clubs MUST be addressed before searching for equality with the men's game. 2Lucy Bronze signed for Man City after winning three consecutive Champions League trophies with LyonCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Reading ace Fara Williams believes the WSL is the best division in the world following the arrival of star signingsCredit: Rex Features Bronze signed for her former club Manchester City on a free transfer from European top dogs Lyon, on Tuesday. The 28-year-old won her third consecutive Champions League trophy with the French outfit last month. The result extended Lyon's hold over the continent's biggest women's football competition - as they nabbed the title for the seventh time in nine final appearance...
    Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images The English Premier League returns on Saturday, and so too does the wildly frustrating world of fantasy football. Getting a good start in the fantasy season is crucial to success, but also irritatingly difficult. To make things easier, Insider spoke to Joshua Bull, a University of Oxford mathematician, who was the world's top player in the official Fantasy Premier League last season. Bull said that in the simplest terms, the keys to success in the fantasy game are: knowledge, planning, and luck. Read on to find out the best fantasy football player in the world's top tips for the coming season. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The English Premier League returns on Saturday, and so too does the wildly frustrating world of fantasy football. Every year millions of people around the world pit themselves against friends and strangers aiming to win pride, renown,...
    Rochester officials announce police reforms Whole Foods without shoppers: Amazon trying out dark store as part of vision for future of online grocery shopping The best duos in the league, according to NBA 2K21 Following the Big 3 era of the NBA, the league has now transitioned into the time of the super duo, with most contenders having built their rosters around two All-Stars. © Provided by HoopsHype With the recently released NBA 2k21’s help, we have compiled a list of the highest-rated duos in the NBA currently, from two in Los Angeles to another pairing in Houston to another in Milwaukee and all the other ones in between. Check it out below. (If you want to take a look at what every player is rated, just check out the full rankings here.) MORE:Giannis Antetokounmpo re-injures right ankle
    THIAGO SILVA could be Chelsea's best transfer of the summer, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Sky pundit heaped praise on his cousin Frank Lampard for bringing the Brazilian in and reckons he could prove more valuable than other new signings Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz. 3Thiago Silva could be Chelsea's best transfer of the summer window 3That is according to Jamie Redknapp - cousin of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard Silva, 35, signed a one-year deal with the option of another year at Stamford Bridge last week and Redknapp can't wait to see him in action. He said: "That might end up being the best signing for them because of his experience. "It might not be the most exciting one but with their young players, sometimes you need someone that can come in and just calm everyone down. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news...
    JOSE MOURINHO told a critic to "f*** off" after it was claimed the manager was "past his best". The incredible behind the scenes footage was captured in Amazon's new All or Nothing documentary series. 2Jose Mourinho's reaction was captured after pundits discussed his move to Spurs 2Mourinho told a reporter to 'f*** off' Mourinho had just replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager, and the news coverage was red hot. Even the players were seen talking about the shock sacking and watching from the club canteen as Sky Sports discussed the managerial switch. Mourinho was then filmed in his office, with pundits overheard talking about whether the ex-Chelsea boss was the right man for the job. One said: “It’s incredible. Personally, I’m surprised they got rid of him. But I’m more surprised by Jose coming in. “Is that really the football that Tottenham want to play?”...
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    Champions League A goal from Dani Olmo to City is among the best of the season UEFA technical observers have chosen the 10 best goals of this last edition of the Champions League. On this occasion Cristiano has not managed to place any goal in the top. Neither did Lewandowski, the competition’s top scorer. Who has entered has been Leo Messi. The goal he did against Naples has been considered the best. These are the best points: Goal by Mbapp (0-2) at Bruges 0-5 PSG Goal by Ziyech (0-1) at Valencia 0-3 Ajax Goal by Douglas Costa (1-2) at Lokomotiv 1-2 Juventus Goal by Luis Surez (2-1) at Barcelona 2-1 Inter de Milan Sabitzer goal (2-1) at Leipzig 2-1 Zenit Gnabry goal (1-3) at Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Mnich Goal by Lautaro Martnez (1-3) at Slavia 1-3 Inter 3. DANI OLMO. DYNAMO DE ZAGREB 1-4...
    With the NBA season hanging by a thread, LeBron James was put on the spot. Following the surprise postponement of Wednesday’s game between the Bucks and Magic — sparking a wave of postponements across sports in support of the social justice movement — the league’s players met to discuss the next step. Heat forward Udonis Haslem, 40, turned to the league’s biggest star and pressed him on his stance. As the face of the league, James was reminded by his former teammate that his decision would likely determine the fate of the season, according to a Yahoo Sports report. “We’re out,” James replied, prematurely leaving the meeting with all his teammates, other than Dwight Howard. The Clippers joined, too, making the L.A. teams the only ones of the 13 remaining in the bubble to vote against continuing the season. However, a night of sleep changed the mindset of most Lakers,...
    JEFF STELLING is considering quitting Soccer Saturday after "best mates" Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas were sacked, according to reports. The long-serving trio were all given the boot by Sky Sports earlier this week as part of an aggressive cost-cutting measure. 2Jeff Stelling could quit his iconic role as Soccer Saturday host after his 'best mates' were sacked, say reports 2Le Tissier, Thompson and Nicholas were all sacked by Sky Sports this week And now Soccer Saturday legend Stelling could walk away from the iconic show after 25 years, according to the Daily Mail. Stelling is said to have been left shocked by Sky's move to axe the men he called his "best mates". Le Tissier, Thompson and Nicholas all had one more year to run on their current contracts. And after the news of their sacking, Stelling tweeted: "One of my saddest days ever at Sky...
    Paul George was practically absent for the first 4 games of the series, putting up garbage stats. But Paul George put a stop to his critics after a historic performance in game 5 vs the Mavericks. He scored 35 points in just 25 mins with an efficient 12-18 shooting display. Even when the basketball world was bashing George for the consecutive poor matches, his teammates believed in him. Clippers center Ivica Zubac was confident in George prior to game 5. “We all know who he is, we all trust him. He’s one of the best players in the league. He knows that, we know that. We’re just going to give him support. Even if he’s not shooting well, he’s doing a lot of other stuff to helping us win the games.” said Zubac. Zubac further believes the worst days are behind the Clippers as a team. “We’re not the underdogs anymore....
    Keanu Reeves Reveals He Always Wanted to Play Wolverine: Im All Good with It Now Airline Stocks Soar on Treatment, Vaccine Hopes Univision/TUDN Spanish-language UEFA Champions League Final coverage averaged 2.05 million viewers, the best U.S. numbers since 2015 © Provided by Awful Announcing The UEFA Champions League logo. Univision’s Spanish-language UEFA Champions League coverage has done great numbers this summer. They announced in July that every remaining match from the competition’s restart would be carried either on Univision (broadcast) or TUDN (cable), and they drew a Round of 16 record (regardless of language) average of 1.1 million viewers for Barcelona-Napoli. A couple of their quarterfinal matches last weekend also drew big numbers, with Barcelona-Bayern Munich averaging 1.36 million viewers and Manchester City-Lyon averaging 1.18 million viewers, and even their midweek semifinals did well, with Olympique Lyonnais-Bayern Munich averaging 963,000 viewers and RB Leipzig-PSG averaging  879,000 viewers. And Univision...
    The Miami Heat are undoubtedly one of the brightest teams in the bubble. Their current series against the Pacers are reflecting their versatility on the court. The Heat is filled with talent who can step up big during crunch moments. 26-year-old Duncan Robinson has been a vital part of Erik Spoelstra’s team this season, sinking three-pointers with great effect on the court.  Robinson and the Heat have launched themselves to a good start against the Pacers, gaining a 2-0 lead to take advantage over their opponents. Jimmy Butler has been an instrumental part of Miami’s playoff success, and he’s got tremendous support from his teammates.  Duncan Robinson made history in Game 2, matching a unique record which was first registered by seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry. Certainly, a towering achievement by Robinson when he went the whole of Game 2 without making a two-point attempt, but scoring seven three’s during...
    Preparing for your 2020 fantasy football draft is important, and one tool that helps many get ready for the upcoming season is a mock draft. Looking at rankings and cheat sheets is great, but participating in a mock draft helps you know where players are actually going, can help you form a draft strategy and might even make you aware of sleepers who weren’t on your radar. While mock drafts are helpful, they can also be time consuming. You’re waiting on others to make their picks, and sometimes people leave after making five selections. Every now and then you even get trolls who throw the draft out of order by selecting random players. Even if everything is perfect in terms of owners making smart choices and doing so in a timely fashion, the mock draft can still be thrown off if everyone else is drafting for their personal league...
    J Balvin Reveals He Is Just Getting Better After Contracting Coronavirus: I Got It Bad US government health advisers say hospitals are scrambling after Trump administrations abrupt change to Covid-19 data reporting requirements Why the Suns missing the playoffs is the best thing that could have happened to the NBA The NBA is open-minded. It is perhaps the league's defining trait in a tradition-obsessed sports landscape. When fans grew tired of the original East-West All-Star format, the league mixed it up. First, we got the All-Star Draft, then we got the Elam Ending. The Elam Ending was such a resounding success that the league has said it expects to adopt the format for future All-Star Games. The NBA invented the idea of the Draft Lottery to combat tanking and has tinkered with it on several occasions to try to find the right balance between not incentivizing losing while still...
    Legend and Teigen expecting third child Women of the Century didn’t succeed despite adversity, but often because of it Man City look to Lisbon as best shot for Champions League glory Manchester City finally have a marquee victory in the knockout stages of the Champions League after seeing off Real Madrid to reach the last eight, but they want much more in Lisbon over the next week with Pep Guardiola insisting they cannot be satisfied by beating the 13-time winners. © Nick Potts Manchester City head to the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon in confident mood after beating Real Madrid "We're here to try and win the Champions League," said Guardiola in a markedly different tone to the one he has struck in previous seasons when claiming City were not ready to be crowned champions of Europe despite dominating the Premier League. "If we think that (beating Real) is enough...
    Getty Matt Judon celebrates a play with the Ravens defense. The Baltimore Ravens have long been known as a defensive team, but in recent years, the team’s offense has taken over the headlines. That certainly doesn’t mean the team’s defense is any slouch. In fact, they might be the best in the entire NFL if Good Morning Football analyst Kyle Brandt is to be believed. In a segment on the show, Brandt made the case that the Ravens and not the rival Pittsburgh Steelers have the best defense in the league. Are the @steelers the best defense in all of football?@PSchrags says yes…@KyleBrandt counters with a familiar rival… pic.twitter.com/93ewdF58EU — GMFB (@gmfb) August 13, 2020 Brandt said: “I love the Steelers, but they don’t even have the best defense in their own division. Because it’s the Ravens. Give me Baltimore. The secret about Baltimore last year, after...
    The single-elimination format and mini-tournament schedule has already made this season’s Champions League the best in tournament history. In a year where sports around the globe have been severely hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to believe that there’s a competition out there that may have actually benefitted from the virus pause. That tournament is the Champions League, specifically the knockout stage starting with the quarterfinal round that kicked off on Wednesday with Paris Saint-Germain’s thrilling 2-1 last-gasp win against Atalanta, the tournament’s Cinderella side. As a result of the pandemic, UEFA scrambled after the tournament was put on pause in March while in the midst of the Round of 16. Once Europe’s domestic competitions were completed last month, the Champions League was given a hasty makeover to accommodate the compressed summer timeline.The revamped Champions League has been an instant successIn order to do so, the Champions League was...
    Champions League Parisians come back in discount to Atalanta There were the written texts: a new disappointment of the PSG. One more. They fell again in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Neither Neymar, neither Mbappé, nor Icardi nor was anyone capable of solving this mess. Until the minute 90 arrived: what has stolen so much from Paris Saint-Germain (Let’s remember the Camp Nou comeback) it was returned with a flourish in Lisbon: a goal from Marquinhos on the rebound and another from Choupo-Moting after a stellar combination between Mbappé and Neymar They gave the victory to Tuchel, who can breathe easy … for now. He put on gala: ‘mohican’ in his hair, night of Champions. The stage where the great stars grow up. And it did not disappoint. Neymar Jr he was the leader of PSG, from start to finish. It does not matter that the goals...
    Getty The Ravens defense poses for a picture in Seattle. The Baltimore Ravens have a high flying offensive attack, but their defense has potential to be just as good during the 2020 season. Are they the best group in the NFL, though? That might be the case according to Fox Sports analyst Mark Schlereth. As Schlereth said in a recent video, he is picking the Ravens as the best defensive group in the conference thanks to what they can do in terms of personnel. The best defense in each conference according to @markschlereth ⬇️– AFC: @Ravens– NFC: @49ers Agree? pic.twitter.com/5w2Pc7NU8S — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) August 6, 2020 “There’s a bunch of ’em, but I’m going to go with the Ravens because they match their defensive personnel with what they do so well on the offensive side.” The Ravens defense also quietly plays a huge role in...
    STUBBORN Manchester United should stop wasting everyone's time and just stump up the cash to sign Jadon Sancho. The latest development, after weeks of constant negotiating, has put the Red Devils back to square one yet again. 4United struggled to break down Copenhagen's sideCredit: Reuters 4United are trying to play hardball with Dortmund for SanchoCredit: Getty Images - Getty They've had an initial £70million bid rejected for the superstar with the prospect of paying an extra £40m in incentives. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news But Dortmund want more upfront and judging by tonight's performance they should be expecting a call first thing tomorrow. That is because the Red Devils desperately struggled to break down a side who were 100/1 shots to win the Europa League before kick-off. Yes, they had their opportunities including an offside goal ruled out and...
    WITH a number of clubs struggling for funds as a result of the coronavirus crisis, you can expect many to dip into the free transfer market to strengthen their squads. The likes of Edinson Cavani, Willian and David Silva are available for nothing, and you can be sure their futures will be decided imminently as clubs desperately try and snap them up. 4Here is a starting XI of the best players currently available on a free transfer With the 2020/21 Premier League season scheduled to start on September 12, expect a number of teams to bring in players for free. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals Here SunSport has compiled a starting XI made up of the best players available for nothing. GOALKEEPER Joe Hart At 33, the England shot-stopper is still more than capable of doing a job between the sticks for a top-flight...
    Getty D'Andre Swift at the NFL Combine. The Detroit Lions grabbed D’Andre Swift early in the 2020 NFL Draft as he was sliding down the board, and that decision might pay off in the long run if Swift becomes a star player in the league. What could push him to that end, though? Talent might only be part of the story. Swift attended a running back factory at Georgia, and it just so happens he leads that factory in terms of one career stat in yards per carry. ESPN’s Field Yates was quick to point out the stat when discussing Swift’s potential for the Detroit backfield as he gets set to enter the league this year. Georgia has produced an absurd amount of NFL running backs. D'Andre Swift averaged more yards per carry in college than any other Bulldog rusher in school history. pic.twitter.com/h9ZgZvgIbv — Field Yates (@FieldYates)...
    Seville – Rome The Sevilla coach admits he has Fernando’s doubt Julen Lopetegui at a press conference before a Europa League match Julen Lopetegui appeared in the press room of the MSV Arena in Duisburg before carrying out the last training session of Sevilla prior to the match against Roma and made the message clear: “The rival has a positive streak, has found the key, has a great squad and has ended up being the fittest team in the League Italian “. This is how the game against Rome looks: “We are very excited and we have to give our best version, it’s like a final and we have to give everything.” Problems with midfielders: “Gudelj is not there because of what we all know and Fernando ended up injured, so we are going to see how he is tomorrow, knowing that the match is not...
    Student wearing Black Lives Matter mask in graduation procession told to remove it The incredible history of the drive-thru Champions League power rankings: As the competition restarts this week, who has the best chance to win? With Europe’s premier domestic competition restarting this weekend in a condensed, single-elimination format, FC Yahoo ranks the remaining contenders. 12. ChelseaFrank Lampard’s Chelsea has spent the entire season proving the doubters wrong. With a transfer ban, a hole where star player Eden Hazard used to be, a slew of untested youth products and a manager with no experience at top-flight level, the Blues finished in fourth place and reached the FA Cup final. However, they are an incredible long shot to reach the quarterfinal stage of this contest in Lisbon.  Lampard’s side must visit Bayern Munich on Saturday, carrying a 3-0 deficit from an uninspired outing in the first leg at Stamford Bridge...
    Football : Winner of La Liga with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane was voted best club coach by the daily L’Equipe. He is ahead of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Who is the best club coach in the world of football? According to L’Equipe, it is Zinedine Zidane. The former n ° 10 of the Blues was rewarded for his two passages in real Madrid where he will hardly have known failure, with the culmination of the three consecutive Champions Leagues between 2016 and 2018, then the reconquest of the La Liga title this season. Klopp and Guardiola on the podium Two Premier League coaches follow: Jurgen Klopp, who won the Champions League last year before offering to Liverpool his first title in 30 years; then Pep Guardiola, reference of the game, who certainly saw a less successful season than the previous ones at Manchester city. Six other renowned...
    CHELSEA have reportedly entered the race for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon. Everton and Sevilla are also said to be keen on the Spaniard, 23, after he impressed on loan in Andalusia. 2Sergio Reguilon broke into the Real Madrid team in 2018 before a loan spell at SevillaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Reports emerged over the weekend that the Toffees want Reguilon to replace Leighton Baines, who retired at the end of the season. An £18million bid is said to have been launched by Everton and Sky Sports believe Chelsea will soon put forward a higher offer. Also in the mix are Sevilla, after Reguilon made 31 appearances for the LaLiga side in 2019/20 - notching the second-highest number of key passes from open play of any defender in the division. Reguilon was also named in WhoScored's LaLiga team of the season, as well as the XI of Spanish football...
    DAVID DE GEA has been “treated unfairly” amid continued speculation over his Manchester United future, says Peter Schmeichel. The Spaniard - who recently passed the Dane's number of appearances in goal at Old Trafford - has made a number of high-profile errors this season. 3Peter Schmeichel has leapt to the defence of Manchester United keeper David De GeaCredit: AFP or licensors The Spaniard's future is uncertain after a number of high-profile errors De Gea, United's four-time Player of the Year, came in for heavy criticism for his costly blunders in the 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea. The Red Devils No1 also gave away cheap goals against Tottenham, Everton and Watford. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news Many have called for Dean Henderson to be given a promotion after impressing in a two-year spell at Sheffield United. While Roy Keane has claimed that his old club need to axe...
    Civil rights icon John Lewis will be buried Thursday in Atlanta with three former presidents in attendance McDonalds partners with Mayo Clinic for aid in coronavirus safety Full NFL Top 100 list: Heres who players voted as the best in the league Every year the NFL asks players (not all of them) to submit votes ranking the best of the best in their sport. Because everyone loves rankings and debating why one player is better than another, this list is always a topic of discussion. And because the players themselves voted, it adds an extra layer of intrigue because there's not a single writer you can direct your anger toward. Even going beyond the debates, there is some value in making the list. Players who make the Top 100 feel honored, and can feel a sense of accomplishment by improving themselves year-over-year. SN RANKINGS: QB | RB | WR...
    Abhishek Bachchan yesterday posted a very cryptic tweet that said C-16. Many assumed and are confident that it’s a hint towards the third season of Breathe. While the first had R Madhavan in it, the second had AB in a crucial role as a father. So it definitely made everyone anxious. But you know there will always be someone to spoil the fun and here too, AB found one. While the troll tried to crack a joke at his expense, Abhishek shut her down with a rebuttal that’s polite, humble and shows he is a forgiving person. In fact, in these times of incessant trolling and social media judgments, his reply is the best thing we read in the last couple of days. Abhishek Bachchan Confirms Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Daughter Aaradhya Have Been Discharged From the Hospital After Testing Negative for COVID-19  So this troll went back to the assumption...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Patrick Chung knows that his NFL career is winding down. The Patriots safety will turn 33 in August, and after 11 seasons in the league, he probably only has a few more years left as a professional football player. But when it came to playing football this year, amid an ongoing global pandemic, Chung has very little doubt that opting out was the best decision for him and his family. Chung is one of six Patriots players to opt out of the upcoming season, which he admitted was not an easy decision to make. He’d love to be out there for Bill Belichick as the Patriots open a new chapter without Tom Brady at quarterback. But when weighing the risks that go with playing football during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was really only one decision to make for Chung. “I’m in the latter end of my career...
    Breakout Star of MTVs True Life, Charlie Balducci, Dies Unexpectedly at 44 Dow Futures Lower, Dollar Rebounds As Congress Debates Rival Coronavirus Stimulus Packages; Pfizer Highlights Q2 Earnings Focus The NFLs 11 best quarterbacks Well, here we are. © File photo It's almost too easy to make him one of five, but how can you not consider the Chiefs' quarterback as the biggest weapon. In addition to being able to beat you short, medium, or long, he comes into Super Bowl LIV as the Chiefs' leading rusher in the postseason. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) As Doug Farrar and I have worked through the various position groups, counting down the 11 best in the league at each position, I have often provided a long buildup to the list. Discussions of the position and how it has evolved over time, elaborated on what the position has meant historically, and even thrown in...
    A DRAMATIC end to the Premier League season saw Bournemouth and Watford relegated alongside Norwich City. And the Championship-bound trio will face a tough task to keep hold of their star players ahead of next season. 3Nathan Ake and Troy Deeney are among the stars that could leave this summer SunSport have pulled together a star-studded XI of players that have been relegated. Ben Foster Foster, 37, showed no signs of slowing down this season as he played all 38 league games for Watford. He has made 364 appearances in the English top-flight, keeping 88 clean sheets in the process. It was reported in March that Spurs had their eye on him to provide some competition for Hugo Lloris. But he ended transfer speculation as he extended his deal with the Hornets in June. Max Aarons Aarons proved his potential in the top-flight...
    GRAEME SOUNESS reckons Chelsea should stump up a three-year deal to keep hold of their "best player" Willian. It is understood that the Blues are only willing to offer an extra two years to the Brazilian winger - who looks set to leave for free this summer. 1Graeme Souness reckons Willian is Chelsea's star man Boss Frank Lampard is reportedly hopeful of tying the highly-rated winger down for longer. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news But the West London side have a policy of offering one year deals to players over 30, meaning Willian could be headed for the Stamford Bridge exit door at the end of the season. Chelsea lost golden boy Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last summer - who was widely regarded as one of Stamford Bridge's best assets. And Souness reckons the Blues would regret letting Willian slip through the cracks...
    As US cases pass 4M, experts urge to shut down An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States NFL GM rankings 2020: Best, worst decision-makers in the league The job of an NFL general manager is highly demanding. The league's 32 lead personnel decision-makers are responsible for taking good care of their respecitve teams' short- and long-term roster interests — every single year. Not all moves will be winners. Some moves will turn out to be better than expected. Sometimes it's wise to be aggressive about dealing and acquiring players; sometimes it's not. With free agency and the draft coming with their unique challenges, based on salary-cap room and volume of selections, it takes a good GM to mesh it all together for a successful offseason. The GMs who can do it year after year with consistent winning results are the truly great ones. MORE: Ranking the best and worst starting QBs for 2020...
    MASON GREENWOOD has continued his rapid rise to superstardom after equalling a record set by Wayne Rooney and George Best. The 18-year-old reached double figures for Premier League goals this season after netting in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with West Ham. 3Mason Greenwood equaled a Manchester United record with his goal against West HamCredit: Getty Images - Getty ⚽️✖️1️⃣0️⃣@masongreenwood becomes the first English teenager to reach double figures for goals in a @premierleague season since @WayneRooney in 2004-05!
    DENVER (CBS4)– If you’re an animal lover, you probably have hundreds of pictures of your pet on your phone. Now those photos could help homeless pets. (credit: Dumb Friends League) The Dumb Friends League is hosting a pet photo contest. Winners will be featured in their 2021 calendar. The $28 entry fee includes one calendar. Voting is $1 and all the money raised helps provide shelter and care for homeless animals. (credit: Dumb Friends League) Cast your ballot for the cutest pet or submit a photo of your pet at the Dumb Friends League website. The contest continues through July 31.
    Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Ronald Acuña Jr. is so close to becoming the National League’s best player.By his 25th birthday, Ronald Acuña Jr. will be the best player in the National League. The Atlanta Braves outfielder is entering his third season at the big league level. Thus far, he’s won NL Rookie of the Year in 2018, made it to his first MLB All-Star Game in 2019 and taking home his first Silver Slugger last year as well. He’s finished in the top-12 in NL MVP voting and he only seems to be getting better with every game he plays for the popular southeastern franchise. Regardless of how many games were going to be played in the 2020 MLB season, Acuña would have been among a handful of players to win NL MVP. He’s arguably the best player on his team currently, although...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ OJ Howard thinks Tom Brady is just what the doctor ordered. The 25-year-old tight end said on the NFL Network Tuesday that Tampa’s offensive line is already “one of the best in the league, if not the best” and with the addition of six-time Super Bowl champ Brady, they’re sure going to be. NFL VETERAN, SUPER BOWL CHAMP MICHAEL BENNETT RETIRES AFTER 11 SEASONS “You look at us and line us up versus any offense in the league, we’re right up there with the top of them,” he said. “Only time will tell how good we are. But I think when you put us on paper, we’re one of the best in the league, if not the best.” Despite having an explosive offense last season, the Bucs were stifled by turnovers from quarterback Jameis Winston. But with Brady at the reins, Howard is more confident with Tampa’s...
    MARCELO BIELSA is set to be handed a new £8million-a-year contract - which will make him better paid than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Leeds boss, 64, is set to be handed a bumper new contract after ending 16 years of hurt by guiding the Elland Road side back to the Premier League. 2Bielsa is set to become the PL's sixth-best-paid manager Leeds gained promotion after West Brom lost to Huddersfield on Friday night. And Brentford slipping up against lowly Stoke a day later gifted the Yorkshire giants the Championship title. Now, Bielsa is set to be rewarded for his incredible efforts. And his new £8m-a-year pay-cheque - up from £6m per annum - will see him overtake a host of top bosses, including Manchester United boss Solskjaer. BUILD YOUR ACCA Enjoy loads of acca features with  Ladbrokes  including Boost, Track, Edit and Insure   In fact, Bielsa - should he...
    LIONEL MESSI has been ranked as only the second-best player in the Barcelona team this season. After losing their La Liga crown to Real Madrid this week the Barcelona squad has been ranked by Spanish newspaper Marca. 2Spanish sports paper Marca ranked Messi second behind goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen as they rated the performances of Barcelona's squad this season Despite 28 goals and 25 assists in 2019/20, Messi loses out on top spot to goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Elsewhere in the rankings, last summer's £108million signing Antoine Griezmann ranks just 18th, after a disappointing debut season at the Camp Nou. Luis Suarez meanwhile, places just four spots higher in 14th after struggling with injuries this term. Youngsters Riqui Puig, 20, and Ansu Fati, 17, on the other hand, have impressed enough to earn third and fourth place, respectively. Madrid-based Marca is the most-read daily newspaper in Spain with a readership...
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 26: Justus Sheffield pitches in the second inning during his Mariners debut against the Texas Rangers during their game at T-Mobile Park on April 26, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The American League appears to be led by the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, but who will become a contender alongside them? 15 Seattle Mariners Seattle is rebuilding, and 2020 is the start of a long, long climb towards the top. It’s hard to see the Mariners competing with Kyle Seager as the best bat in the lineup. For fans in the Pacific Northwest, it’s about hoping the youngsters such as Justus Sheffield show they’re worth the hype. 14 Baltimore Orioles The Orioles were once a proud franchise. Now, they’re a dumpster fire. John Means is the staff ace, while the lineup has a bunch of anonymous names such as Renato...
    Barry Sanders, (JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) Barry Sanders is the most exciting running back of all time.There have been better players in the history of the NFL, but what can’t be argued is the fact that former Detroit Lions superstar Barry Sanders was one of the most dominant running backs who ever lived. Sanders, unquestionably the most electric and fun-to-watch running back who ever played, turned 52 today, meaning there is no better occasion to break out a highlight reel of Sanders‘ most jaw-dropping runs. Even to this day, some of these runs rank among the most exhilarating in the history of the league. Happy 52nd birthday to Barry Sanders, the
    BRUNO FERNANDES has broken another Manchester United record that has seen him overtake Robin van Persie and Eric Cantona. The Portuguese international has transformed the Red Devils since completing his £47million switch from Sporting Lisbon in January. 1Bruno Fernandes continued his unbeaten streak and notched another assist in the 2-2 draw against Southampton Fernandes, who has yet to taste defeat for United, has bagged an impressive seven goals and seven assists to catapult his side into Champions League contention. The 25-year-old also now boasts a higher goal involvement in his first 11 league games than any other Old Trafford legend. Van Persie had previously held the record after having a hand in 12 strikes following his controversial £24m move from rivals Arsenal in 2012. The Dutchman went on to prove instrumental in United's last Premier League triumph as he scooped the Golden Boot. Dwight Yorke and Cantona were both involved in 11...
    Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images15. Baltimore OriolesProjected rotation:RELATED PRODUCTSan Diego Padres Padre Secondary Logo Patch - WhiteBuy Now!Buy Now!John Means Alex Cobb Asher Wojciechowski Kohl Stewart Wade LeBlanc The Baltimore Orioles won’t be contenders for quite some time. However, there is a glimmer of hope in the rotation with John Means. He was the runner-up in the AL Rookie of the Year voting and was the lone representative for Baltimore at the All-Star Game. Baltimore’s four other projected starters don’t seem to stand out much. In two seasons with the Orioles, Alex Cobb has yet to do much for his team due to injuries. Journeyman Asher Wojciechowski is pitching for his third team with a career 5.76 ERA. Unfortunately, none of the four starters has done much in the past three years, which won’t help Means one bit. For an Orioles rotation that finished dead last in league with a 5.67 ERA, things...
    The Twins started last season hot and pretty much stayed hot, keeping at least a share of the American League Central for all but one day on the way to winning 101 games and hitting a major league-record 307 home runs. Starting well always helps, but in a 60-game season, it might be imperative. Had last season ended after 60 games, Twins reliever Sergio Romo pointed out Monday, “We definitely would have had a different champion.” That’s because on June 5, when the Twins were 40-20 and had a 9.5-game lead on Cleveland, the Washington Nationals were fourth in the NL East, 6.5 games behind first-place Philadelphia. “Those that start off hot, it’s gonna be crucial, in my option,” said Romo, who closed the San Francisco Giants’ World Series-clinching game in 2012. “But it’s not necessarily going to be the best teams on paper, I feel, that...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The National League features some of the best rotations in baseball, but there can only be one labeled best. Pitching in the National League is far different from its counterpart, typically, because of the lack of a designated hitter. With a shortened 2020 MLB season thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, both leagues are adopting the DH, allowing some of the best pitchers in baseball to focus primarily on their craft. The likes of the Mets, Dodgers and Nationals remain at the top of the charts, especially Washington, whose core three starters of Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin remain intact. Meanwhile, those at the bottom of said list have some work to do, as they’ve set up their bullpens for disaster. In a shortened season, the ‘pen will be relied upon more than ever, especially when rotations frequently falter....
    Christian Pulisic. Getty/Sebastian Frej/MB Media Christian Pulisic has been the Premier League's best player since it restarted in June. In five games, the American sensation has scored three goals, won two penalties for his side, and averaged an impressive 2.75 dribbles per game. "Since the restart, he's been fantastic," Chelsea FC boss Frank Lampard told Sky Sports. "You look around at the top attacking talent in the world, they score goals regularly that win games and at the moment he's doing that." Alongside new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech next season, he will only get better. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The English Premier League's three-month hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic has not been kind to everyone. Manchester City look shaky, AFC Bournemouth can't get a point for love nor money, and even Liverpool FC, despite clinching the title for the first time in 30 years,...
    (CNN)My lucky Atlanta United jersey is ready for Saturday night. I'm not.Don't get me wrong, I so miss sports. I've been watching soccer played in Germany and I've even taken in baseball from South Korea, and now the major sports leagues in the US are calling me and many others back.If you take a look at the world around us, we're having a moment of apprehension right now. More than 130,000 people have died of coronavirus in the United States. The virus can have long-term effects on those who survive it. Cases are spiking. 56 Florida hospital ICUs have hit capacityNormal life is back on hold. It's hard to not be a little bit leery of whether sports can make it in 2020 and wonder whether we're fooling ourselves into thinking coronavirus won't have a major impact on the current attempts to play again. Is it even worth risking?Read MoreThe...
    The MLS will resume on July 8. MLS/Getty/Abbie Parr The MLS returns on July 8 though it won't be as we know it.  Dubbed the MLS is Back Tournament, 25 of the league's teams will battle it out in a "World Cup-style" tournament held at Walt Disney World in Florida that runs until August 11. Points in the group stages will count towards each teams regular season tally, while the overall winner will qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.  The regular MLS season will then resume upon the tournament's completion.  Ahead of kick off, Insider has produced a team-by-team rundown to get you up to speed.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday July 8, four months after the 2020 season was halted amid the coronavirus pandemic, the MLS returns – though it won't be as we know it. Dubbed the MLS is Back Tournament, 25...
    LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has named long-time adversary and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the "best manager of our era". German Klopp revealed he ranks Guardiola as the best in modern times despite cruising to the Premier League title ahead of him this season. 4Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have been rivals in the dugout for years The pair have been going head to head for years after Guardiola arrived at Bayern Munich in 2013, with Klopp the man in the hot seat at Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund. They have gone to battle on English shores since Guardiola took the reins at the Etihad for the start of the 2016/17 season. Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool in 2015 and has transformed the club's fortunes, leading them to a historic first Premier League triumph. But he is clearly full of admiration for his fellow manager. ...
    BAYERN MUNICH boss Hansi Flick has insisted he is trying his best to convince Thiago Alcantara to stay. Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with the midfielder ahead of a £31million summer transfer. 2Hansi Flick does not want the 29-year-old to leave for LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images - Getty Negotiations between the two clubs over the deal are believed to be at an advanced stage. But Flick is doing everything he can to try and keep hold of the 29-year-old. Speaking to reporters this weekend, he said: "The thing is, I always have hope. "I'm actually always very positive about things. "I also know, of course, that when you're at a certain age and you've already played in the Spanish league with Barcelona and in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, you feel the need to experience another big league. "That is quite normal and that is also human. "I'm...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Baseball is coming back, but the National League will be different this season. The New York Mets may have the advantage of one new rule.  It’s almost time for New York Mets baseball. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National League has adopted the DH. While the American League has had the DH since 1973, the National League will be entering a brave new world. With that being said, the Mets have a solid team with decent options as the DH. They can try tons of different alignments at the position at their expense. Yoenis Céspedes is a strong candidate to fill that role, who could have a legitimate middle-of-the-order lineup behind Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and Michael Conforto. The rule change will also give Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis opportunities for every day playing time. Here’s why they are the...
    TIMO WERNER has revealed that he snubbed interest from a host of top clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool to sign for Chelsea. The German striker was in sensational form for RB Leipzig this season, drawing admiring glances from all over Europe. 1 Timo Werner attracted plenty of interest with his prolific form at RB LeipzigCredit: AFP or licensors Earlier this month it was the Blues that managed to seal the deal for the 24-year-old, shelling out £53million for the prolific marksman. And speaking to Sportbuzzer, Werner has opened up on his decision making process. He said: "I agreed a few weeks ago. "The whole thing was quite unproblematic because I had a lot of time to think about it before the corona period. "It's no secret that there were several offers." And when quizzed on if he could have joined the likes of Manchester United or Liverpool instead, he...
    Victoria Hayward would have been in Japan right about now, preparing for the Olympics as captain of Canada's softball team. The coronavirus pandemic pushed the Summer Games back a year. But she won't have to wait too much longer to get back on the field. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Hayward is one of the 56 elite players signed to suit up when Athletes Unlimited launches the first of its professional women's sports leagues in late August. The six-week season near Chicago is part of an innovative model made for the moment. “It's really about the best players in the world, getting together being able to showcase their abilities, work with people they don't necessarily always work with," said the 28-year-old Hayward, an outfielder. “I think as a fan, it's going to be super fun to see some former adversaries getting to team up together. It's great...
    MASON GREENWOOD’S goal against Brighton means he has scored more times than Marcus Rashford did before turning 19. Greenwood fired home a sumptuous left-footed shot against the Seagulls in their own back yard on Tuesday night to give top-four chasers United a well-deserved lead. 2Mason Greenwood has 13 goals before turning 19 - one more than Marcus Rashford scored at that ageCredit: PA:Press Association Bruno Fernandes doubled United’s advantage before the break before adding a second afterwards, but it was Greenwood’s performance that had everyone talking. The teenager now has 13 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils after breaking into the senior side last season. That’s one more goal than 22-year-old Rashford achieved before he turned 19. LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100 And with Greenwood not reaching that age until October, he has plenty more time to...
    When the NBA announced that 108 international players will feature in the 2019-20 season, it was the sixth consecutive season with over 100 international players. These players hail from 38 countries, majorly from Canada and Australia. Over the years, some of these international talents have stolen the stage and have made themselves a household name in the US-based league. Let’s have a look at 10 of the most successful players who hail from outside the United States. (Note: the list is no particular order) Giannis Antetokounmpo The 15th overall pick from the 2013 NBA Draft, Giannis arrived as a skinny young guy from Greece. After a slow start to his career, he picked up pace, winning the most improved player in 2017. The improvement hasn’t stopped for him. After a phenomenal season last year, he won the Most Valuable Player award. Giannis followed up this year with another dominating display...
    There have been thousands of players fortunate to wear an NFL uniform -- the majority of them were average, many of them were good, some happened to be great, but very few have been legendary. It was hard enough to put lists together of the four greatest players for every NFL franchise. Each team has produced countless Pro Bowlers, many All-Pros, and several Hall of Famers, and whittling down teams to just their top four was difficult to do. NFL TEAMS' ALL-TIME MOUNT RUSHMORES: 4 BEST PLAYERS FROM EACH FRANCHISE Now, imagine how challenging it could be to narrow it down to the four best players the league has ever seen -- that's nearly impossible. Read below to see which players made the NFL's all-time Mount Rushmore. CLICK HERE FOR MORE NFL COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM ** TOM BRADY Tom Brady is the best quarterback of all-time. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally,...
    By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Victoria Hayward would have been in Japan right about now, preparing for the Olympics as captain of Canada's softball team. The coronavirus pandemic pushed the Summer Games back a year. But she won't have to wait too much longer to get back on the field. Hayward is one of the 56 elite players signed to suit up when Athletes Unlimited launches the first of its professional women's sports leagues in late August. The six-week season near Chicago is part of an innovative model made for the moment. “It's really about the best players in the world, getting together being able to showcase their abilities, work with people they don't necessarily always work with," said the 28-year-old Hayward, an outfielder. “I think as a fan, it's going to be super fun to see some former adversaries getting to team up together. It's...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Victoria Hayward would have been in Japan right about now, preparing for the Olympics as captain of Canada’s softball team. The coronavirus pandemic pushed the Summer Games back a year. But she won’t have to wait too much longer to get back on the field. Hayward is one of the 56 elite players signed to suit up when Athletes Unlimited launches the first of its professional women’s sports leagues in late August. The six-week season near Chicago is part of an innovative model made for the moment. “It’s really about the best players in the world, getting together being able to showcase their abilities, work with people they don’t necessarily always work with,” said the 28-year-old Hayward, an outfielder. “I think as a fan, it’s going to be super fun to see some former adversaries getting to team up together. It’s great camaraderie. It’s high energy....
    Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Who are the best options at designated hitter for the 2020 Atlanta Braves? So who’s going to hit for the pitcher this year in Atlanta? The 2020 MLB season will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It will be a 60-game season with 40 games being played in the division and the other 20 vs. the geographical equivalent of the other league. For a team like the Atlanta Braves, we’re looking at 40 games vs. the National League East AND 20 games vs. the American League East. What could possibly go wrong? Atlanta is projected to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series this season. The Braves have won the NL East the last two years, but have yet to advance in a postseason round since 2001. Despite a chaotic season, there are no excuses for the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The NBA announced Friday it would resume the 2020 season July 30 with a doubleheader that will see the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers face off at the Walt Disney World Resort. The game, called a seeding game by the league, will follow the first match of the restarted season between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans. Both games will be nationally televised on TNT. The 22 teams participating in the season restart will play eight seeding games each at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida through Aug. 14. The league said the 88 games, selected from the remaining 259 regular-season matchups, will count toward the final 2019-20 regular-season standings and statistics. The Lakers enter the seeding games with the best record in the Western Conference, 49-14, and second best in the league behind the Milwaukee Bucks, who...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Patrick Mahomes is the undisputed best quarterback in the NFL – here are five reasons why. After securing the Super Bowl LIV MVP award, en route to leading to the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years, Patrick Mahomes ended all debate: he is the best quarterback in the National Football League, and he will be running it for the foreseeable future. Now, there are some who may still choose to argue to the contrary, arguing instead the best quarterback is future Hall of Famer Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. Further still, some may argue for the tremendous talent that is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, or the (even younger) Baltimore Ravens defending league MVP, Lamar Jackson. In case you still need convincing, here are...
    The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. HAMILTON, ON – JANUARY 16: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of Team White skates during warm up for the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game against Team Red at FirstOntario Centre on January 16, 2020 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team in the league during the pandemic-shortened season that was put on ice in March. Lafreniere, an 18-year-old winger, is the consensus top prospect available and appears to be talented enough to potentially help next season and for years to come. The Red Wings and the rest the league will find out Friday night which team will be fortunate enough to have an opportunity to take him. Detroit has an 18.5% chance of having the No. 1 pick overall...
    FREE agents are expected to hold extra value in the upcoming transfer market - and some top players are up for grabs. With many clubs unlikely to splash the cash on transfer fees, any out-of-contract stars could be subject to many offers.   5 The extended season has pushed some cast-offs out of the door already, while others' futures will be settled at the end of the campaign having signed short-term extensions. Here, SunSport puts together a very attacking line-up of potential free agents. GK: Joe Hart Set to leave Burnley at the end of the month, Hart is one of several goalkeepers up for grabs. Claudio Bravo, Michel Vorm and Heurelho Gomes can also be snapped up if let go in July. CB: Jan Vertonghen The future of Spurs defender Vertonghen has been in doubt for some time. According to the Belgian's agent, the “door is still open” to...
    Breaking News — London, Jun 21 . .- Raúl Jiménez’s goal against West Ham United not only served to bring the triumph of his team, the Wolverhampton Wanderers, but also to put him ahead of his compatriot Javier Hernández ‘Chicharito’ and become the top Mexican scorer in a Premier League season. Jiménez, 29, has improved Chicharito’s most scoring campaign in England. With both West Ham, he has fourteen goals this season only in the Premier League, which beats Chicharito, whose most fruitful campaign was 2010/2011 with Manchester United. In his disembarkation in Manchester, Chicharito achieved 13 goals, a figure that he would no longer exceed in England, where he always stood at around ten goals per campaign. Jiménez already flirted with the record last season, when he equaled it, but this time he has set a new record that he can continue to expand in the seven games that...
    It is the fall, winter, spring and (in a few short days) summer of baseball’s discontent. The echoes of the sign stealing scandal. MLB owners using the Coronavirus as a means to drive down costs. Charges of racism. “Happens every day,” says the Mets’ Dom Smith. And everywhere is heard a discouraging word. Well, maybe not everywhere. One-time pitcher Jack McGeary, who played for Stanford before embarking on a seven-year minor league odyssey in pursuit major league glory, is now the Giants Baseball Operations Analyst. And he is giving minor leaguers and fringe major leaguers the hard sell. Writing on an online post, “On Joining the Giants,” McGeary advises young players in general  (1)  “pick an organization that will  make you the best player, (2) an organization where you can get to the Big Leagues as quickly as possible and (3) Pick an organization...
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