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Manchester United increase Morata offer

Manchester United's interest in Morata is likely to be complicated by Madrid's long-term interest in the club's Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea, with Torino's Andrea Belotti an alternative target for the Premier League club. The 24-year-old is understood to want a move to United with a view of playing more regular first-team football after starting just 14 games last season for Real. Read More »

Perez 'not contemplating' move by Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo

Ronaldo - on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2 - is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. Di Maria is the latest in an increasingly long line of people associated with both Real Madrid and Jorge Mendes to face tax fraud charges, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho both now being charged with similar offences. Read More »

Srikanth vows to play his best in Australian Open final

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He finished runner-up at the Singapore Open before winning the Indonesia Open title last week. Srikanth, who had previously beaten Yuqi in the Singapore Open, winded up the match in less than 40 minutes with a clinical display of smashes and backhands. Read More »

NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

And remember Kris Jenkins, who hit the 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Villanova to the championship in 2016? The NBA offseason has been way more unpredictable than the postseason was. Thursday night might not have been as busy as the rumor mill suggested, but we all knew that was likely to happen. With the Eastern and Western Conferences so top heavy, teams have been forced to go one of two paths. Read More »

Di Maria fined for tax fraud

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A prosecutor said Mr Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Manchester United are believed to be keen to bolster their attacking options at Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford. Read More »

Head Coach Luke Walton Wants LaVar Ball to Slow Down

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I'm happy. I'm excited. Los Angeles used the No. 27 pick, which it acquired from the Brooklyn Nets , on power forward Kyle Kuzma . Los Angeles then traded the 28th overall pick to Utah for the 30th and 42nd picks, landing Villanova forward Josh Hart and IN center Thomas Bryant. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Mercedes 1-2

It wasn't all plain sailing for the Brit though, as his first attempt at pole before the session-stopping accident of Daniel Ricciardo did not go exactly to plan. "A big thank you to the team who stayed late last night to get the auto to where it is today - they did a fantastic job". It's a shame as I thought we could have been fighting at the front today but the time from Mercedes was really quick, they proved to be out of reach but Ferrari weren't too far in front at the end. Read More »

Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

Barreto, 21, has been rapidly climbing the rungs of the A's minor league system after getting dealt by the Blue Jays in 2014. Olson's two-run shot to right field - his first of two on Saturday - came with none out in the opening inning and drove in designated hitter Matt Joyce, who reached base on a walk. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup

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Petersburg Stadium, Russia , Saturday, June 24, 2017. Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal's protagonist once more. After 33 minutes of incessant pressure, New Zealand finally buckled, a combination of Tommy Smith and Thomas Doyle dragging down Danilo at a corner to concede a penalty. Read More »

In Focus: Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer

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The same report claims that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is weighing up whether he wants to bring in a new left-back this summer as he gears up for his second season in charge at Old Trafford. The Spain global has a contract at the Nou Camp until 2020, but would apparently be open to a move should Barca allow him to leave. On paper, Luke Shaw should be Manchester United's first choice left back, but a devastating leg break nearly two-years ago hampered his progress. Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to enter final

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Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam react after Pakistan beat England in the Champions Trophy semi-final. "It is a matter of great pride and happiness for myself and the entire Pakistan nation", said Sarfraz after the semifinal triumph. Today as well they told us to not think about the match and just play the natural game. He and Stokes had prospered on a vastly different surface against Australia in their final Group A match at Edgbaston on Saturday. Read More »

Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

The next step in a busy two week stretch for the National Hockey League is the 2017 entry draft, which takes starts with round one on Friday before finishing up on Saturday. The existing Golden Knights' blue line isn't bad: Brayden McNabb from Los Angeles, Colin Miller from Boston, Jon Merrill from New Jersey and Griffin Reinhart from Edmonton. Read More »

UW's Markelle Fultz goes No. 1

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During his one season in Lawrence, he broke or tied four Kansas freshman records with 13 double-doubles, 220 field goals made, 429 field goals attempted and 258 rebounds (tying former Suns forward Danny Manning's mark set in 1984-85). "And I'm just looking forward to going in there and giving it my all and hopefully changing the program around". A number of draft experts believe Jackson is the most talented overall player in this year's draft. Read More »

Mexico 0-0 Russia: Confed Cup hosts bid to reach semifinals

Much of the pre-match talk for Kiwi fans had centred around whether Ronaldo would start and Portugal had made five changes to the team which had beaten Russian Federation 1-0. They see both full-backs rotated from that match , with Raphael Guerreiro and Cedric rotated for Eliseu and Nelson Semedo. In his pre-match press conference, he remained coy on Ronaldo's participation tonight. Read More »

India Captain Mithali Raj Sets Two New ODI Records

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Only Australia had ever managed to successfully overhaul a bigger target in women's one-day global history, and a victory for England would have comfortably eclipsed their own previous record run chase, which was the 243 they scored to beat New Zealand in 2008. Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson accepted Portugal were too strong for his side as they finished their Confederations Cup pointless and having scored a single goal . "On paper they are certainly better than us". "He told us he could have a small fracture, fortunately it is not as serious an injury, but he won t play tomorrow", said Santos. Read More »

Mustafi urges Arsenal to sign up Sanchez

Is it because Puma know something about the future of the duo that Arsenal don't? Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to secure the long-term futures of Sanchez and Ozil, who are both entering the final 12 months of their contracts at the Emirates . Read More »

Russian Federation vs. New Zealand live stream

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Let me remind you that Russian Federation rivals: New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico. Russian Federation began their Confederations Cup campaign in flawless fashion with a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday night. Russian Federation has vast experience of hosting such events. Federation Internationale de Football Association clearly believe there could be a racism problem, because for the first time they have given referees at this tournament the right to stop or abandon games if there ... Read More »

Six Americans Taken in First Round of 2017 NHL Draft

But on a day in which he was full of surprises, Bowman pulled one more late Friday night in making a deal with the Stars to trade down from the 26 overall pick in exchange for the 29 pick and an extra third-round selection. 90 overall. Vegas also opted for another forward prospect with its second of three picks in the first round, taking Nick Suzuki at No. 12 before selecting Swedish defenseman Erik Brannstrom with the 15th pick. Read More »

Portugal firefighters evacuate more towns as forest blaze spreads

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal say they have mostly extinguished a wildfire in the center of the country that killed 64 people last weekend. Temperatures forecast to reach 43 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), gusting winds and bone-dry woodland were fueling the blazes, Vaz Pinto said. There have been no confirmed reports of casualties from any plane crash as the battle against the wildfire continues. Read More »