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Nigeria beat Cameroon 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

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They meet again in Yaounde on Monday, with Broos admitting there is nothing but pride at stake. The result takes the Super Eagles - apparently revitalised after missing out on the last two Nations Cups - on nine points in Group B, seven ahead of Cameroon . Read More »

Man accused of 'courtsiding' arrested US Open

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Williams, the 9th seed, will now go up against the victor of the matchup later on Sunday by the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova and Spain's Garbiï Muguruza . It was a vital hold, and she went on to break in the next and level the set at 4-4. - Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta won a hard-fought match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov , beating the 18-year-old 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) 7-6 (3) to reach the quarter-finals. Read More »

Gareth Bale almost scores incredible overhead kick for Wales

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In only his first worldwide start, the 17-year-old unleashed a thunderbolt from 25 yards to give Wales a crucial victory as they seek to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958. Captain Ashley Williams diverted an Arnautovic attempt over his own crossbar as Austria searched desperately for an equaliser, but Wales almost added to their advantage twice in stoppage time. Read More »

Sharapova crashes out of US Open

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But it hasn't stopped rivals from questioning the special treatment meted out to Sharapova, who had lost her place on the ranking charts because she was serving a 15-month doping suspension. It's the first time since 2010 that she has reached the fourth round in every major. HOW THE AUSSIES FARED: Top seed John Peers, with Finn Henri Kontinen, is through to the men's doubles third round after a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 win over Russians Mikhail Elgin and Daniil Medvedev. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: 'England did a professional job'

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After breaking a 12-game drought in style with a brace on Friday, England and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane chose to see the amusing side of his "August curse" with a light-hearted tweet. "That said , Harry throughout the game is always a threat - (he had) a good header in the first five minutes - and he will score goals for us". It's something that we've got to change. Read More »

Jacoby Brissett Reportedly Traded to Colts from Patriots for Phillip Dorsett

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Veteran backup Scott Tolzien and off and on practice squad youngster Stephen Morris shared reps this preseason, but their play wasn't enough to keep GM Ballard from looking for more compeititon at the position. It seemed as if Jacoby Brissett was going to be a New England Patriot for at least another year. Among the key cuts were running back and special teamer Brandon Bolden, who had been with Patriots since 2012, offensive lineman Ted Karras, undrafted free agent receiver Austin ... Read More »

US Open 2017: Injured Edmund bows out to Shapovalov

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He was, indeed, about to play for the 10th time in 14 days after running to the semis in Winston-Salem before NY, and had already beaten No32 seed Robin Haase plus the powerful Steve Johnson . British number two Edmund was a game down in the fourth set when, after three bouts of treatment, he was forced to pull the plug on his - and his country's - hopes. Read More »

MS Dhoni Completes 300 ODIs, Virat Kohli Gets Emotional

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Head coach Ravi Shastri rubbished all such discussion around Dhoni, stating 'the old dog has plenty to offer.' Speaking to the Press Trust of India on the back of a comprehensive win in Colombo , Shastri maintained that the former skipper was still at the heart of India's scheme of things building up the mega event to be staged in England in 2019. Read More »

JJ Watt raises $17M in Hurricane Harvey relief

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He has said that the money will go toward purchasing basic supplies including food, water and clothing, which he and his teammates will distribute in and around the Houston area. The Texans have donated $1 million and the Titans gave $1 million to Watt's drive. The owner of the Texans, Robert McNair, has pledged $1 million, which will be matched by the NFL's charitable foundation. Read More »

Diego Costa 'not expected to make Chelsea return'

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Costa had been determined to force through a move to Atletico Madrid and had also said he was willing to spend the rest of the season in Brazil if he was not sold this summer, according to Ben Fisher at The Guardian . Costa recently criticised Chelsea and head coach Conte. Chelsea , by contrast, insist that Costa has been aware since January that a summer move was likely. Read More »

Maryland, Texas swap kick-six touchdowns

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Saturday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium belonged to the Maryland Terrapins in a stunning 51-41 victory that could be remembered as a watershed moment in the young tenure of Coach DJ Durkin. For much of the next hour the sun-baked crowd shrieked after a string of weird plays. However, Texas grabbed momentum back with it's own kick-six field goal block for a touchdown. Read More »

Broncos bring back Brock Osweiler

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With Cleveland already locked in to pay Osweiler's $16 million salary, the Broncos will absorb a minor chunk of that king's ransom by signing the 26-year-old passer to the league minimum, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told. "I know we thought a lot of Brock". Asked if the Broncos would keep Osweiler on the roster after Lynch is ready to return to practice and be Siemian's backup in games, Elway said: "We'll cross that bridge when we get there". Read More »

USC avoids scare in season opener with win over Western Michigan

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USC took the lead midway through the fourth quarter, but then Western Michigan took the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown to knot the score at 28. Unfortunately for the Broncos, that's when USC decided it was time to turn to its rushing attack and put the game away. Darnold was sacked twice in the first half, a contrast to last season when he was rarely touched. Read More »

Angels close to trading for Justin Upton, per report

In the midst of a 58-74 season and with a bloated payroll, Detroit is reportedly in talks to move ace Justin Verlander in addition to Upton, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Upton and Phillips are proven veteran performers in the midst of strong seasons. That could change if the team winds up making the postseason, but even then Upton might opt out and look to earn more than the $22.1 million a year he would earn upon opting in. Read More »

Seahawks trading Jermaine Kearse to Jets, reports Gee Scott

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But its aggression and stubbornness to get more production from the interior defensive line this year make the Seahawks a strong candidate to represent the NFC in the 2018 Super Bowl. Richardson has spent his entire career with the Jets after being picked in the first-round pick in 2013 and was a Pro Bowl selection after the 2014 season, when he recorded a career-high eight sacks. Read More »

PSG to face UEFA FFP investigation following Neymar and Mbappe transfers

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The Ligue 1 club paid a world-record fee of £198m to sign Neymar from Barcelona last month and agreed a season-long loan for Kylian Mbappe that contains an obligation to buy the forward for £165m in 2018. Investment in youth development, a stadium and other infrastructure is allowed and offset against any loss greater than that. Punishments for breaches of FFP range from warnings and fines through to points deductions or banishment from UEFA competitions. Read More »

England boss makes his stance on Joe Hart clear

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Bradley died in July from complications caused by a rare form of cancer. "Sign him up", came the chant from the away end. He went on to become Sunderland's team mascot and appeared frequently with his hero, striker Jermaine Defoe. Kane's goal arrived early enough in the second half to change the mood for the better and on the near side Walker's reaction - pumping his fist to the skies - indicated that Southgate's players had been getting anxious. Read More »

The Red Sox's bunting strategy really rubbed CC Sabathia the wrong way

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After all this time looking up, the Yankees might have been better served taking a glance behind them, because that's where the real threats are looming. He also had help from his defense. If you tell him to leave some of that chicken, that donut and that burger weight - maybe his leg will be OK that he can field that baseball. Read More »

Toronto confirms first human West Nile infection of the year

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To reduce the chances of a mosquito bite that can transmit WNV, New Mexico residents should use an Environmental Protection Agency-approved insect repellent every time they go outside and follow the instructions on the label. Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-approved product to exposed skin or clothing. West Nile virus does not usually affect domestic animals, but can cause severe illness in horses and certain species of birds. Read More »

Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

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Hayward, who arrived via free agency after stops in various cities interested in acquiring his services, thanked Isaiah Thomas as one of the players who convinced him to join Boston . Thomas did not yet want to speak about the emotions of a possible departure from Boston or arrival in Cleveland . He chose to postpone the surgery and instead opted to rest. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell fulfills promise by reporting to Steelers on September 1

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He's expected to sign the Steelers one-year franchise tender, worth $12.1 million for the 2017 season. Expect him to be a full go in the backfield on September 10 against Cleveland. 1 back and No. 2 receiver thanks to his contributions in the passing game. The Steelers rode Bell to the playoffs in 2016. "We look forward to that and embrace him with open arms.You just want to move on and do something important". Read More »

All-Star Justin Upton on the move to the Angels

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The Angels let him go and will receive nothing in return, though Houston is assuming about $1.5 million owed him over the season's final month. From the perspective of the Tigers , Upton's deal was a no-brainer. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound right-hander is 8-6 with a 2.52 ERA in 23 starts for Class AA Mobile. In each season, their left fielders' collective OPS was among the 10 worst at the position by any team in the last century. Read More »

London cricket stadium evacuated after arrow fired onto field

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Batty was fielding about 25 yards from where the pink-coloured bolt, with red and yellow fletching, landed, and he said: "It was a pretty tasty arrow with a proper metal end. "The umpires took it out of the ground and got the players off as quickly as possible". Police arrived at the scene soon after and along with the ground staff, also urged fans to take cover. Read More »

Spurs have bid accepted for Fernando Llorente

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The signing of Llorente will come as a huge boost to Spurs fans as they finally add the missing piece to their jigsaw in the search for Premier League glory. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte managed the Spain worldwide during his time at Juventus , and is keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge with Diego Costa set to leave. Read More »