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Ramos returns to chair after Serena dramas as stats back him up

After the match , Williams accused Ramos of having a double standard for women and men . Osaka played an incredible match and was a gracious victor, despite a chorus of boos and jeers that erupted in the stadium when she clinched the win, mostly in response to umpire Carlos Ramos' calls. Read More »

George Weah plays for Liberia against Nigeria, aged 51

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He wrote on twitter; " George Weah playing for Liberia is a real joke and disrespectful of the Super Eagles ". All of the Liberia players - including Weah's former teammate, 48-year-old James Debbah - wore shirts bearing the message "Thank you King George" on the front. Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship

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And now, 14 years after the initial celebration, Bird is the heart and soul of yet another Seattle team that hugged and mugged and savored the trappings of ultimate victory. Alysha Clark had 15 points for Seattle. Whitcomb notched six points - nailing two of her four three-point attempts down the stretch - two steals and one assist in 13 minutes on court. Read More »

Fall out from Kaepernick Nike ad continues

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College president Jerry C. Davis stated , "If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them". Players began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality, but critics have said that it is disrespectful to the flag and veterans. Read More »

Jerome Boateng reveals why he rejected Manchester United this summer

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to sell Paul Pogba against the wish of the club's owners . He admitted that he was thrilled at the prospect of trying out a new challenge but since Bayern was one of the biggest clubs in the world, it was hard for him to walk away. Read More »

Rodgers says he suffered sprained knee

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There hasn't been any evident discussion on Rodgers wearing a brace, but he said that there are certainly options available and that they'll make a decision on that later in the week. He helped his team mount a 20-point comeback to win 24-23. He said after the game that while he had to undergo more tests, he planned on playing against Minnesota. Read More »

Rashford on target after half-time row

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Taking the opportunity to rotate his squad and rest a number of their World Cup stars, Southgate gave caps to a number of fringe players including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek & James Tarkowski. It was Rashford's fifth goal for England in 27 matches. Although Loftus-Cheek did manage to work Sommer with a deflected effort from the edge of the box, by the time he made way for Lingard in the 62nd minute, he had done little to advance his cause. Read More »

'Novak Djokovic a magnificent idol and friend' - Juan Martin Del Potro

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A focused Djokovic continued to apply pressure in the third set until Del Potro finally cracked on serve to fall behind 5-3, with the Serb closing out the match with a ferocious overhead victor. Open. There is just no stopping Djokovic right now. Novak Djokovic has won the first set over Juan Martin del Potro in the U.S. Open men's final, 6-3. Read More »

EPL: Manchester United suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash

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The leftback looked like he may have suffered another major injury minutes into the second half on Saturday, with his head appearing to hit Dani Carvajal's hip before sickeningly bouncing off the turf. Everyone will be hoping that the full-back can make a quick recovery. But Southgate expects him to be back soon and is confident that after the mandatory time off concussion sufferers must take, he will be straight back in training. Read More »

Brazil beat United States 2-0 with goals from Firmino, Neymar

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East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Brazil forward Neymar (10) reacts after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an worldwide friendly soccer match at MetLife Stadium. "And when you press a team one at a time like Brazil , they play easily out of the back". Playing in New Jersey for the first time since its 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena last September, the US did not force a save from goalkeeper Alisson until the ... Read More »

Spain's Luis Enrique: Not initially picking Iago Aspas a 'mistake'

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Moments later, Asensio's curling shot took a deflection off the crossbar, hitting the Croatian keeper's back and bouncing in. Three goals in the space of 11 first-half minutes put the hosts on their way to a second successive UEFA Nations League victory, and they were five up before the hour mark. Read More »

Jerome Boateng reveals what he told Jose Mourinho after rejecting offer

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The World Cup is important, you had to show maturity". The midfielder's performances came off the back of a hard season with Manchester United where he was criticised for his displays under manager Jose Mourinho . This would allow the clubs to settle for a swap deal which would include Paulo Dybala and Paul Pogba trading clubs. I am under contract. "There have been some little things with the coach, the relationship is always the same - coach and player". Read More »

Mike Hughes intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo for pick-six

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With two touchdown passes by Kirk Cousins in his debut and three interceptions of Garoppolo in the second half, the Vikings had enough to hold on for a 24-16 victory over the 49ers in the season opener on Sunday to stick Garoppolo with his first loss in eight games as an National Football League starter. Read More »

Steve Yzerman to step down as Tampa Bay Lightning general manager

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The Lightning have not confirmed the news yet but have scheduled a press conference for 4 p.m. for a "major announcement" involving owner Jeff Vinik, Yzerman and BriseBois. For years, there have always been rumors of Steve Yzerman returning to Detroit to be a general manager, but it is important to note that the current Detroit general manager Ken Holland just signed a two year contract extension with the team this offseason. Read More »

How hiking helped Djokovic reach greater US Open heights

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Amid increasing noise between points and serves, which prompted frequent interventions from chair umpire Alison Hughes, the previously assured Djokovic - who missed the tournament a year ago due to an elbow injury - appeared agitated. Djokovic tied Sampras's 14 Major titles. 'I was hoping he was going to be here tonight . "I was playing nearly at the limit, all the time , looking for winners with my forehands, backhands, and I couldn't make it", del Potro said, "because Novak (was) there ... Read More »

WinView Games Playbook: Jets vs Lions - Week 1

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He also took a big hit as he let go of the ball. The former USC star shook off the rough start by completing 16 of 21 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns . 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 . Read More »

'Green light given' for Uefa to launch third European club competition

It was an idea first put forward in 2015 and should offer more chances for Scottish clubs to progress in European football. Agnelli also repeated his call from previous year for a drastic overhaul of the worldwide match calendar, which is drawn up by global soccer body Federation Internationale de Football Association and allocates dates for national team games. Read More »

Pacioretty gets fresh start in Vegas

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While some Montrealers were saddened Monday by the news of Max Pacioretty's departure from the Canadiens , several fans interviewed outside the arena where he played 10 seasons said it was time for a change - for the player and the team. "We're aware that previous year he played a lot on the wing, but he played at centre too". "I'm not going to deny it, you guys; he didn't perform up to par in Vegas", said Bergevin. Read More »

Kaepernick thanks first players to kneel during national anthem

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Free agent safety Eric Reid, who is widely considered to have remained unsigned due to his outspokenness on the same social justice issues Kaepernick famously brought to light , tweeted the exact same message less than 30 minutes later. Many, including President Donald Trump , say the protest is disrespectful to the flag and the US military. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? "Otherwise worse!" he tweeted. Read More »

Packers' Aaron Rodgers exits Bears game with injury

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Head coach Matt Nagy is definitely being wise by not rushing either star into the action and overloading them too early as both will be focal points to the Bears defensive and team success all season long. The Packers fail to score on the first drive of the game. Still, this one is a sneaky good return on investment. Bears take possession of the ball. Read More »

Coach McCarthy has owned Bears Vs. Packers rivalry

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The third, and probably most important reason is that by controlling the pace of the game with Howard, they can limit Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense's time on the field. If Howard can get one-on-one matchups with a linebacker, the Bears should feel very good about him being able to create separation on pass routes. "For me, it's been good ", Nagy said. Read More »

Foles shows off catching skills, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

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Foles went 19-of-34 for 117 yards and zero touchdowns and interception, but running back Jay Ajayi blew up with two touchdowns and 62 rushing yards on 15 carries. "It felt like the right time". As expected, the Eagles left fans with plenty to discuss over the next couple of days before the focus turns to the Buccaneers, if it hasn't already. Read More »

Novak Djokovic dismisses Juan Martin Del Potro to win US Open 2018

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Yet Djokovic was ultimately too strong, his ability to counter his opponent's two biggest weapons - Del Potro's serve and forehand - proving key as he triumphed 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes. When Djokovic is at his best, few can match him and after this win, only two men in Open Era history have held more major titles. He finished with a flourish, taking the last three games. Read More »

Kaepernick watches ad's TV debut at Nike HQ

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Kneeling players have repeatedly been rebuked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence among others. Nike's online sales grew 31% over the Labour Day weekend, compared to a 17% growth over the same period a year ago, according to Market Watch . Read More »

Jose Mourinho wants Paulo Dybala in exchange for Paul Pogba?

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It has been reported that Mourinho has followed Neves's progress closely, and that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager - who has won league titles in Italy, Spain and England and the Champions League twice - was willing to make a move for the Wolves midfielder next summer after seeing how he coped with Premier League football. Read More »