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Dutch win over France demotes Germany in UEFA Nations League

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Now Ronald Koeman's men need only a draw in Germany on Monday to secure the top spot and progress to the semi-finals, signalling their resurgence since their failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. The Germans beat Russian Federation 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday, with youngsters Leroy Sane, Niklas Suele and Serge Gnabry scoring the goals, and Loew insisted his side has a bright future. Read More »

Australia shakes up world tennis with new $20 million event

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The ATP Cup, an expanded revamping of the old ATP World Team Cup, which ran for 35 years until 2012, will have 24 teams of up to five players and is expected be held in January 2020 over 10 days across three cities. "Personally I think that would be insane ". It's not going to happen overnight, but the tone of that meeting was very good, and let's see what happens in the future. Read More »

Ireland v New Zealand in numbers

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New Zealand's stars then took part in a full training session at the Aviva ahead of Saturday's crunch clash between the best two sides in the world. In terms of the New Zealand team, BOD does not feel that they're at the level of four years ago, with the back-row slightly weaker than the team of old - "Kieran Read apart" - and also the centre positions not as impressive as in 2015. Read More »

Manchester United Star Ready To Quit Old Trafford

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But the player, who is out of contract next summer, is ready to leave Old Trafford so he can improve his chances of a World Cup call-up in four years' time. 'In the Southampton game, [manager Jose] Mourinho came to me and said: "I want you to lift the trophy". " It was getting to a point where I was embarrassed". Read More »

Kirk Cousins voices respect toward Khalil Mack, Bears defense

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They're in sole possession of the division lead for the first time since 2013. The Bears are 1-1 in prime-time games this season, losing the opener to the Packers and winning the following week at home against the Seahawks. "That is part of the National Football League". "For me, this comes down to one thing: Whichever defense shows up". "And so any way we can get him the ball we're going to try to do that". Read More »

Celtics Rout Bulls, 111-82

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Irving has bounced back quickly, while Hayward's progress has been slower after he missed all but five minutes of last season. While the first quarter was more of the recent same for the Celtics as they trailed 24-19 after one while shooting 39.1 percent, the second quarter was a better example of the "back-to-basics" principles Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he meant to work on during Monday's practice. Read More »

Warriors G (groin) will not play during 3-game road trip

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors walks back downcourt during their loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at ORACLE Arena on November 8 in Oakland, California. "I'm not going to get into analyzing their situation", Carlisle said. "Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D'Antoni gave him". Read More »

Sky's the limit for Sancho, says Dortmund team-mate Pulisic

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Bundesliga table toppers Dortmund will be keen to renew their youngster's contract, which expires in 2020, but Pulisic, who spent a year living in England with his parents in a tiny Oxfordshire village called Tackley, where he trained at non-league side Brackley Town, says a Premier League move would interest him in the future. Read More »

Wayne Rooney: End of Manchester United career was 'embarrassing'

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England will now switch focus to Sunday's Nations League contest against Croatia . "Some really nice moments for some of the debutants, in particular, for some of the young players - for Trent to get his first England goal, a really well-worked bit of attacking play, nice decision and weighted pass from Jadon ( Sancho )". Read More »

Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals

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Zverev will now take on Group Lleyton Hewitt victor Roger Federer in the semi-finals, with Djokovic taking on Kevin Anderson . And the floppy-haired, gold chain-wearing Zverev looked every bit a real contender for the game's biggest prizes as he fired down 140mph serves and thrilled the packed crowd with spectacular groundstrokes, especially from his lethal backhand. Read More »

Thiem keeps hopes alive with Nishikori win — ATP Finals

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The likes of Laver Cup , Davis Cup, Craig Tiley and Tennis Australia, Nick Kyrgios and his Laver Cup appearance fee, court/stadium scheduling and more came into play in that conversation. 'And the man is paid by Roger Federer's agent for the Laver Cup. "When he (Federer) promotes the Laver Cup, there are a number of conflicts of interest that have become disturbing", Benneteau said. Read More »

Is India's Cricket World Cup Squad Finalised? Here's What Kohli, Shastri Reveal

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Things that conveniently need to be put out there are put out. We are not going to put up a banner and say "this is what happens in the Indian team". We're just contributing to that. Nothing is happening in a fake way. "But, when on the field, it becomes a different ballgame". "We are not out there wanting to judge anyone". But no one can tell me what to do on every single ball. Read More »

Warriors offering $100 passes for entrance into games without seat

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Golden State is now offering a monthly "In The Building Pass" per ESPN's Darren Rovell , charging patrons $100 for entrance into every Warriors' home game in a given month. According to Rovell, there are now 44,000 people on Golden State's season-ticket waiting list. The streak began on December 18, 2012, in a game against the Hornets, who back then hailed from New Orleans. Read More »

Superb Stokes sparks England fightback before lunch

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Curran, fast becoming an England hero, said reaching near 300 was a "massive" achievement. A day that saw Ben Stokes , batting at the key number three position, become the latest to fail also reinforced Buttler and Curran's standing lower down the order. Read More »

Snell, deGrom capture Cy Young awards

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In his first season after chopping off his distinctive long hair, deGrom cut down hitters from start to finish despite little help from teammates. Snell got 17 first-place votes and 169 points to 13 first-place votes and 154 points for Verlander. Read More »

Behind Enemy Lines with Slap Sign (Notre Dame)

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The committee continues to be impressed with UCF's offensive prowess. The Fighting Irish and the Orange, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. If the Knights remain undefeated, they are on track to clinch the Access Bowl bid again, but they could face competition from Cincinnati and No. 25 Boise State. Read More »

New Zealand beat Australia to host

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It was the sixth time the Black Ferns have taken the cup home, and their Sevens counterparts also retained their World Cup title earlier this year as well. The tournament will be held in Auckland and Whangarei on New Zealand's north island. The final will be played at Auckland's Eden Park , which hosted the men's World Cup finals in 1987 and 2011. Read More »

Lakers' Rondo out up to four weeks with broken hand

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Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo broke his hand in the team's 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, coach Luke Walton said after the game . For the Lakers , the defensive prowess that they have in the front-court now with both McGee and Chandler allows them to never be at a disadvantage in terms of interior defense. Read More »

Rooney's farewell drives Wembley ticket rush

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Wayne Rooney will make his final farewell as England's greatest ever goalscorer in a friendly against the United States on Thursday, but is excited at what a young squad can achieve under "fearless" coach Gareth Southgate in the years to come. Read More »

Chelsea's Hazard happy but exhausted

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So that's why I'm fresh now. As quoted by The Mirror , he said: "If you want to go for something important, you have to win these kind of games. I've got maximum respect for everybody here". However, how the former England global can help a struggling United defence considering his age is anyone's guess, as we have already seen that another 30-something Mourinho favourite from Chelsea , Nemanja Matic, has been in bad form and has been slammed by teammates and pundits alike. Read More »

'He's gutted, I'm gutted for him. I think the team are'

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Mistakes went viral. Ireland pushed but the pressure was fuzzy. "There is no compulsion for him to push himself forward and into the frame unless he is super comfortable". I'm not saying that to cause any trouble or stir it. "I think it demonstrates that we need to get the vehicle tuned", Schmidt said. "The one in 2013, I am still bleeding from that". Read More »

Rams Defeat Seahawks in See-Saw Game, Improve to 9-1

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More than 250,000 people, including at least 45 Rams coaches, players and employees, have been evacuated from the Los Angeles area. Week 10 brought the ninth win for the Los Angeles Rams as they escaped the Coliseum with a 36-30 win against their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks . Read More »

Green Suspended After Locker Room Confrontation With Durant

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Thompson would go on to score seven of the team's 10 points in overtime to finish with 31 for the game, and Kevin Durant tallied a triple-double with a game-high 33 points , 11 rebounds and 10 assists before fouling out in the opening minutes of regulation. Read More »