• National Basketball Association will offer big money to lure top players away from NCAA
National Basketball Association will offer big money to lure top players away from NCAA

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James called the NCAA model "corrupt" and said he would suggest to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver a plan to expand the G League and turn it into more of a farm system with an eye on truly preparing young talent for the NBA.

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  • LeBron James' Lakers debut generates merchandise, ticket sales surge
LeBron James' Lakers debut generates merchandise, ticket sales surge

The new chapter has started. James had 18 points but collected a third foul with 6:04 left in the half. Things are going to take some time for this Lakers team - which is not only young, but added a bunch of new pieces over the summer - to figure everything out.

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  • Behind David Price, Red Sox Advance To World Series
Behind David Price, Red Sox Advance To World Series

In fact, the Red Sox did things during the series to increase Houston's paranoia. While Tom Brady is rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Championship Series, his No. Devers joined an exclusive club with his third postseason home run before turning 22. "That is part of the game - tipping, stealing signs, relaying pitches...

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  • Roberto Martinez opens up about Real Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard
Roberto Martinez opens up about Real Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard

And Calderon has slammed the Blues saying that they should allow the 27-year-old his dream move to Madrid. Eden Hazard has said that he would have "no problems" retiring at Chelsea, despite reports of renewed Real Madrid interest in his services.

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  • Neymar Offers a Return Move to Barcelona!
Neymar Offers a Return Move to Barcelona!

According to RAC1, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has talked to Barcelona "senators" about the possibility of Neymar re-joining the team and all of them gave their green light to the Brazilian's return to the Nou Camp. The 26-year-old Neymar helped lead PSG to a domestic treble this year. Cardoner, who defended Neymar until t...

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  • Manchester United's Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford until 2023
Manchester United's Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford until 2023

The Blues have already beaten Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge in their second league fixture of the season, before Liverpool FC denied Chelsea FC a valuable win when Daniel Sturridge netted a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw in west London outfit last month.

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  • Bradley's blast helps Red Sox take 3-1 series lead over Astros
Bradley's blast helps Red Sox take 3-1 series lead over Astros

The Boston Red Sox received some unfortunate news prior to their Game Four matchup with the Houston Astros . Boosted by a questionable fan interference call and another home run from Jackie Bradley Jr .in a gripping back-and-forth game, the Red Sox moved within one victory of their first World Series trip since winning the 2013 title.

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  • Azhar Ali finds ‘new amusing way’ of getting run-out against Australia
Azhar Ali finds ‘new amusing way’ of getting run-out against Australia

Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday as they reached 232-4 at lunch, in a morning marked by a freakish run out of Azhar Ali . Veteran paceman Peter Siddle said Khawaja appeared to have hurt himself in innocuous circumstances. On the third bowl of the over, Azhar Ali smashed the ball towards...

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  • Floyd Mayweather takes shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov's behavior in UFC 229 melee
Floyd Mayweather takes shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov's behavior in UFC 229 melee

Floyd Mayweather responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov's challenge to a fight. "I'm the A-side, you call me out, you come into my world". "I see in an interview, he said when he hit Conor McGregor , he knocked Conor McGregor down". "Let's go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0". "50-0 v 27-0 - two guys who never lose. That's why, let'...

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  • Golden State Warriors begin National Basketball Association defence with victory
Golden State Warriors begin National Basketball Association defence with victory

Golden State needed a strong fourth quarter after the two-time defending champions received their 2018 rings in a pregame ceremony shortly before tipoff and began the final season at Oracle Arena before a move across San Francisco Bay to new Chase Center .

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  • Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS
Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

The Houston Astros lost a crucial game to the Boston Red Sox after a fan was deemed to have interfered with play. In the ALCS specifically, the team with the higher batting average on the season has won seven of the last nine series. It was the 14th pennant for the Red Sox , who are 8-4 in World Series appearances. The Narrative never allo...

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  • Five non-LeBron James storylines to follow
Five non-LeBron James storylines to follow

More of an offensive burden will fall upon Paul George, who averaged 29.0 points in Oklahoma City's two wins over the Warriors last season, but was held to 12.5 points per game in the two losses. The Warriors have had to cope with injuries, adjusting to new players and even handling their own success without getting complacent. The competition is c...

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  • The View From Pluto: Cavs Sign Native Son to Long Term Deal
The View From Pluto: Cavs Sign Native Son to Long Term Deal

According to Cleveland.com, "Nance and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a four-year contract extension, solidifying him as a franchise building block while the organization attempts to rebuild a championship roster in the post-LeBron era".

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  • Dodgers even NLCS on Bellinger's 13th-inning hit
Dodgers even NLCS on Bellinger's 13th-inning hit

Max Muncy single to left field, sending Manny Machado to second and scoring Justin Turner . He faced just one hitter, throwing five pitches. There was the hustle that allowed him to score the key run from second on Clay Bellinger's single.

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  • Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN
Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

Canelo is fresh off a victory against Gennady Golovkin which made him top dog in the middleweight division and one of the biggest stars in the world meaning it is a major coup for DAZN. "But I always want to take on challenges, and I am very happy my fans will be able to see me fight at a small cost". A subscription in the United States will cost...

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  • Rafael Nadal bags top spot in ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic on 2nd
Rafael Nadal bags top spot in ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic on 2nd

The 14-time Grand Slam victor spoke to Xinhua in an exclusive interview after the match, saying that the last three or four months have been "phenomenal", and his family has helped him to overcome adversity after the lackluster start to the season.

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  • Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test
Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test

Australia rallied to draw a thrilling first test in Dubai by batting out the last day and surviving with two wickets left. Later, the debutant Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed rescued the team with a 147-run sixth wicket partnership.

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  • Stephens qualifies for maiden WTA finals
Stephens qualifies for maiden WTA finals

The Women's Tennis Association announced on Monday that Halep has secured the 2018 year-end world No 1 singles ranking for the second season in a row. "I hope first to be able to play here (in Moscow) because". She has been at the top of the rankings for almost the entire year even though her results suffered as the season wore on.

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  • MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout
MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout

Security was tipped off to the man by the Cleveland Indians, according to multiple reports . We feel like it's a value-added thing for us to do. On that note sign stealing is a common practice in baseball, and somewhat easily done due to the down time in games that allow for keen observation.

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  • Hayward makes hay with 10pts on injury return
Hayward makes hay with 10pts on injury return

Tatum paced the team with 23 points and Brown added 12 -- two of which came when he posterized Joel Embiid in the paint. Al Horford also delivered a gritty, playoff-like performance, with five blocks in 29 minutes. Philadelphia lost to Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Irving missed his first nine attempts from the field. He didn't ...

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  • Injury: Liverpool’s Mane undergoes surgery
Injury: Liverpool’s Mane undergoes surgery

The 26-year-old had started in Senegal's 3-0 win over the same opposition last Saturday. Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane was crowned the PFA Fans' Player of the Month of August following his superb start to the 2018-19 Premier League season .

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  • Rocky Fielding ready for 'torturous' camp ahead of Canelo Alvarez fight
Rocky Fielding ready for 'torturous' camp ahead of Canelo Alvarez fight

One of the major factors behind Alvarez, who used to fight on HBO before they pulled out of boxing, signing with DAZN was being able to reach more fans. "I've always liked a challenge, and this is yet another challenger in my career", said Canelo Alvarez . Alvarez said he has confidence DAZN will succeed.

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  • Chris Sale won't start for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS
Chris Sale won't start for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Red Sox manager Alex Cora does not think there was any amusing business going on during the first two games of the American League Championship Series. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details". It's arguable that these tactics are of in the spirit of more "traditional" sign-stealing methods that have been emplo...

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  • Mourinho gets FA charge for 'abusive language' in Newcastle win
Mourinho gets FA charge for 'abusive language' in Newcastle win

Unlike player disciplinary matters there is not a pre-determined punishment for cases of this kind, meaning any sanction would need to be decided after a hearing. Former Arsenal playmaker Merson would like to see Hazard to set the Premier League alight on a consistent basis. "I was never in a team, be it Man United or England, where I went ...

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  • Austin Barnes Will Start NLCS Game 4 Over Yasmani Grandal
Austin Barnes Will Start NLCS Game 4 Over Yasmani Grandal

Grandal allowed his third passed ball in two starts in the series and also couldn't corral Walker Buehler 's sixth-inning breaking ball in the dirt (scored a wild pitch) that allowed infielder Travis Shaw to score the Brewers' second run.

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  • WTA roundup: Ukrainian teen Yastremska wins Hong Kong
WTA roundup: Ukrainian teen Yastremska wins Hong Kong

Wang had earlier needed just 10 minutes to wrap up her victory against world number five and top tournament seed Svitolina, again sealing the 6-2, 6-4 win with an ace. The ex-Wimbledon and French Open champion still has two more tournaments to play this season, which she said she was happy with despite her Grand Slam highlight being a semi-final fi...

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  • 'I slipped up' - Allardyce backtracks on Dier-Busquets comparison
'I slipped up' - Allardyce backtracks on Dier-Busquets comparison

England star Eric Dier believes the Three Lions should maintain their combative approach as they progress under manager Gareth Southgate after the side "laid down a marker" with an impressive victory over Spain in the UEFA Nations League .

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  • How to watch Seahawks vs Raiders
How to watch Seahawks vs Raiders

Wilson delivered a five-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown on the opening drive before finding David Moore from 19 yards in the second quarter. Quarterback Derek Carr was sacked six times by the Seahawks, and Gruden added: (There was) too much fire around the quarterback.

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  • Steelers still haven't heard from Bell
Steelers still haven't heard from Bell

Bell could instead report October 22. He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh. Despite that statement, as of Sunday, Bell had still not been in touch with team officials or players, sources told Schefter. Bottom line: Bell is looking out for himself.

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  • Schumacher's son Mick a step closer to F1
Schumacher's son Mick a step closer to F1

Schumacher Jr has already been linked with a swift elevation to F1, with Toro Rosso's remaining free 2019 race seat potentially up for grabs. "I'm absolutely delighted, I still can't quite believe it" said Schumacher , whose first win came at his father's favourite Spa circuit in Belgium.

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