• France, Spain dominate FIFPro World XI nominations
France, Spain dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

England's World Cup stars Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker have been included on FIFPro's 55-man shortlist for the 2018 World XI. According to ESPN , the FIFA FIFPro World 11 2018, as selected by thousands of professional players, was announced on Monday.

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  • Donald Trump Jr. ‘Fixes’ Nike Ad With His Father’s Face
Donald Trump Jr. ‘Fixes’ Nike Ad With His Father’s Face

Nike recently created a commercial in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" ad campaign. Merritt, who served multiple times in Iraq and Afghanistan, also took issue with the slogan accompanying Kaepernick's ad - " Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything ".

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  • Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice
Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice

Barring any setbacks throughout the week, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Rodgers doesn't get the start on Sunday. "Obviously there's the hope of playing", McCarthy said, via the team's website . Wearing a brace could be an option, depending on how the quarterback feels later in the week. The Green Bay Packers did the near impossible ...

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  • Neville says Spurs star should have been given England break
Neville says Spurs star should have been given England break

Luke Shaw will also be unavailable to Southgate after suffering a concussion in the Uefa Nations League match, his first start for the Three Lions in three years. Southgate's concerns extend to Foden's restricted time on the pitch for City, with the 18-year-old limited to one substitute appearance, of eight minutes, this season.

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  • Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM of Lightning
Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM of Lightning

Following a very successful 22-season career on the ice, all with the Detroit Red Wings , Yzerman became Tampa Bay's GM in 2010. Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be replaced immediately by assistant Julien BriseBois, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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  • Los Angeles Rams: Grades for Week 1 against the Raiders
Los Angeles Rams: Grades for Week 1 against the Raiders

New head coach Jon Gruden may not want to go down that road with Carr, though, and may prefer to look elsewhere by drafting his own guy. "I don't have any doubts that Derek Carr is going to be great", Gruden said ( via The Athletic ).

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  • Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over U.S. 2-0 in exhibition
Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over U.S. 2-0 in exhibition

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar scored the goals, with Barça's Philippe Coutinho also playing in the game. Brazil's midfielder Douglas Costa came in from the right to make a cross at Firmino in a ideal center allowing the latter to send the ball past USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, reports Efe news.

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  • Bradley snaps six-year win drought to capture BMW crown
Bradley snaps six-year win drought to capture BMW crown

He and Bradley finished on 20 under par after a rain-delayed final round and the 2011 US PGA champion required just one extra hole to seal victory. Rose trails Bryson DeChambeau , who won the first two playoff events, in the FedEx Cup standings.

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  • Marco Asensio hails Spain after Croatia thrashing
Marco Asensio hails Spain after Croatia thrashing

Croatia , whose side contained just four of those who started the World Cup final in Moscow this July - defender Domagoj Vida and midfielders Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic - had actually started the game the stronger but now have to regroup before facing England in October.

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  • England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland
England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland

His biggest moment in an England shirt came at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, when he scored the second goal in the Three Lions' quarter-final win over Sweden. "Everyone voiced their opinion and I think we did a lot better in the second half". 'The gaffer had stern words with us and second half was much better'.

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  • Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Week 1 Loss
Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Week 1 Loss

That has left the Cowboys searching for answers on offense and they struggled in their season opener, losing 16-8 to the Carolina Panthers . Dez Bryant was still an unsigned free agent as Week 1 of the 2018 National Football League season hit full swing Sunday, but he may have hinted at where he'd like to play next.

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  • Jets' Sam Darnold throws pick-6 on first career play
Jets' Sam Darnold throws pick-6 on first career play

Or as giddy as Bowles gets. Down 17-10 at halftime, Detroit responded by going 75 yards in only four plays, tying the game on Stafford's 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate . As much as Darnold struggled with turnovers at USC, he had the moxie to overcome them and spark comebacks in a lot of games. Darnold made the mistake of throwing back ac...

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  • No-win situation: Browns can't finish in tie with Steelers
No-win situation: Browns can't finish in tie with Steelers

The Steelers were without the team's best running back. On third-and-seven from the Cleveland eight-yard line, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rolled to his left and lofted a pass out of the back of the end zone. I felt my feet get down. "Disappointed for our fans", said an exasperated Jackson, who fell to 1-31-1 with Cleveland. The...

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  • Devin Booker to miss six weeks after hand surgery
Devin Booker to miss six weeks after hand surgery

The Phoenix Suns are hoping to climb out of the league's cellar and begin on the road to becoming a contender this season. Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker underwent surgery on Monday morning to fix the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand, and following the surgery, the team and doctors determined that Booker will mi...

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  • Djokovic tops del Potro to win U.S. Open, 14th Slam title
Djokovic tops del Potro to win U.S. Open, 14th Slam title

Djokovic is now just three slams behind Rafael Nadal's record of 17 Grand Slams and six short of the all-time record of 20 held by Roger Federer . On The Tennis Podcast, David Law (BBC 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime Video) discuss his brilliant performance and wonder how many more Grand Slams he can win .

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  • Jon Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'
Jon Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'

Green Bay also got big stops on defense, including a late field goal stand and the game-clinching sack on fourth down from Nick Perry after Rodgers and Cobb put the Packers up by a point late in the fourth quarter. Rodgers demonstrated once more than having an otherworldly quarterback is more important than anything else. He started quietly, ge...

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  • Did Marcus Mariota get injured on a dirty hit against the Dolphins?
Did Marcus Mariota get injured on a dirty hit against the Dolphins?

Lightning strikes in the vicinity of Miami's Hard Rock Stadium saw the players leave the field twice during the game for a combined span totalling three hours, 59 minutes. FRACAS: Lewan appeared to be briefly knocked out when flattened on Andre Branch's blindside block during an interception return by Reshad Jones . "I haven't seen him since he ...

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  • Mixed feelings for Justin Rose after play-off defeat
Mixed feelings for Justin Rose after play-off defeat

Tiger Woods and Webb Simpson finished tied for sixth at 17-under. Woods finished Saturday with another four-under round, then waited out the rain on Sunday and teed off Monday at -12. "I hit a great putt in regulation to win it", Rose said. If at least half of the final round is completed Monday before more expected rain arrives then the remaini...

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  • Rafael Nadal retires from US Open semifinals match
Rafael Nadal retires from US Open semifinals match

But as those three carved up the Slams between them - 50 in total - Del Potro spent more time on the operating table than on the courts. It just allows me to feel more comfortable playing, starting the tournament and going through it. Also was one of my best week ever on tour, playing for my country in Rio. "He will be the favourite to win on S...

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  • Gareth Southgate to make nine changes to England side for Switzerland friendly
Gareth Southgate to make nine changes to England side for Switzerland friendly

Ronaldo and Modric both played significant roles in Real Madrid's Champions League win - the latter also getting the World Cup Golden Ball - while Salah enjoyed a remarkable and record-breaking debut campaign with Liverpool . "I think an outstanding talent like him would", he said. "This was a flawless night, the team picked up a huge victory ...

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  • Without mentioning US Open final drama
Without mentioning US Open final drama

Williams and Osaka have played against each other once before, at Miami in March, and it was the Japanese upstart who toppled her idol in straight sets. Williams had been given a first violation by Carlos Ramos for coaching earlier in the set, telling him that she'd "rather lose" than cheat. While the 36-year-old Nike athlete wore a lavender tutu...

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  • Southgate vows to stick to principles despite Spain defeat
Southgate vows to stick to principles despite Spain defeat

They are getting better, but there is still plenty of work to do. Playing bravely out from the back rather than clearing long, England worked the ball to Kane who found the marauding Shaw on the left and his precise pass was flawless for Rashford to slot past his Manchester United team mate David De Gea .

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  • Kaepernick praises Miami Dolphins for kneeling during national anthem
Kaepernick praises Miami Dolphins for kneeling during national anthem

Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also protested during the anthem by raising his fist, according to The Associated Press . However, NBC did show the anthem Thursday night (but not before Sunday night's Bears-Packers game), and no players kneeled or protested in other ways.

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  • Serena Williams sparks sexism debate; tennis star fined $17G
Serena Williams sparks sexism debate; tennis star fined $17G

On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee's office docked Williams US$10,000 for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos , US$4,000 for being warned for coaching, and US$3,000 for breaking her racket. Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitted that he was coaching, although it was not clear if she saw his gestures, and insis...

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  • New season, new controversy in NFL — IN Focus
New season, new controversy in NFL — IN Focus

Similarly, Tiger Woods , who has been with Nike since 1996, said the ad was "a handsome spot". Two colleges have apparently chose to end their partnership with Nike following the brand's decision to name Colin Kaepernick the face of the "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign .

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  • I'll be back coaching soon - Zidane amid Man United links
I'll be back coaching soon - Zidane amid Man United links

He has a good personality but not for United - they should have [Pep] Guardiola as coach. The French World Cup victor has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and Manchester United over the past few weeks and The Mirror are reporting today they he already knows the players he wants to take to the Theatre Of Dreams.

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  • Nicki Minaj, Billie Jean King support Serena Williams after US Open
Nicki Minaj, Billie Jean King support Serena Williams after US Open

She demanded Ramos apologise for handing her a coaching violation and later called the umpire a "thief" for giving her a point penalty. The tournament referee's office fined the former world No.1 $US10,000 for the "verbal abuse" of Ramos, $US4,000 for being warned for coaching and $US3,000 for smashing her racket.

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  • Packers quarterback Rodgers carted off with leg injury
Packers quarterback Rodgers carted off with leg injury

With AP Photos.Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has returned for the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter after being taken off the field on a cart because of a knee injury. Rodgers initially remained down on the field where he was attended to by trainers before walking gingerly off the field and entering the medical tent.

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  • Troubled Ex-Cowboys Running Back Arrested on Suspicion of Rape Charge
Troubled Ex-Cowboys Running Back Arrested on Suspicion of Rape Charge

Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas , and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. The 6-foot, 210-pound Randle was arrested at 3:45 a.m.in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. Randle has been arrested at least seven times in the past two years.

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  • Novak Djokovic comforts tearful Juan Martin Del Potro in touching moment
Novak Djokovic comforts tearful Juan Martin Del Potro in touching moment

On the day of the final, Djokovic just showed why he was the holder of 13 Grand Slam titles. The Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro US Open 2018 men's singles final match will be played at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY. That put the 29-year-old Argentine back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since his breakthrough nine years ag...

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