FIFA backs American soccer ref who denies asking for Portugal player's jersey
The integrity of an American soccer referee working at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was questioned Wednesday when a Moroccan player accused him of asking for an opposing player’s jersey after Morocco's 1-0 loss to Portugal.
NFL to suspend Jameis Winston for allegedly grabbing female Uber driver's crotch, report says
The NFL plans to suspend Tampa Bay Buccanneers quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the 2018 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, ESPN reported Thursday.
Schmidt defends Ireland’s aerial tactics with Australia series still up in the air
• Head coach says approach to counter Israel Folau is legal • Australia’s Michael Cheika: ‘Everything on the line’ in final Test Australia expect the series against Ireland, which is locked at 1-1 going into the final Test at a sell-out Allianz Stadium in Sydney, to be decided in the air. The Wallabies won the first match after their full-back Israel Folau dominated the aerial battle in Brisban...
World Cup 2018: Brazil v Costa Rica – live.
World Cup Group E updates from the 1pm BST kick-off When Costa Rica lowered the colours of Brazil and then some And feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.15pm BST Costa Rica will be out if they make it two defeats from two. Why? Because Brazil would be on four points. Then Serbia and Switzerland meet tonight. Serbia will move to six points with a win and four points with a draw. ...
Beyond hype, hope for young players in Lavar Ball's basketball league
The glamour of the NBA draft might as well have existed in another galaxy. Black curtains covered vacant top sections at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. About 1,000 spectators were in the lower blocks of seats. Introduced by the public address announcer as “Mr. LaVar Ball,” the founder...
Galaxy's Ibrahimovic and Dodgers' Puig will be featured in this year's ESPN The Magazine's Body issue. Here's a sneak peek
Hamilton, Bottas fastest during 1st French GP practice
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas posted the top two times during the opening practice for Formula One’s French Grand Prix on Friday. Defending champion Hamilton clocked the best lap time at 0.140 seconds faster than Bottas. Red Bulls’ Daniel Ricciardo had the third best effort, followed by Ferrari […]
England and injured coach want no more surprises vs Panama
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — England’s players were taken by surprise once this week. They don’t want a second shock on Sunday against the World Cup first-timers from Panama. The England squad members were taken aback when they got to a team meeting on Thursday to find coach Gareth Southgate with his right arm in […]
Michael Porter Jr. says NBA teams got ‘scared’ as he dropped to No. 14 in draft, taken by the Denver Nuggets
Does Collin Sexton Give Cavs Shot at LeBron? NBA Execs Respond Defiantly 'Nope'
The first shoe dropped in the LeBron James sweepstakes Thursday night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft...
Judge, Andujar HR, Yankees top Mariners 4-3 for 3-game sweep
Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 for a three-game sweep
World Cup 2018: Brazil vs. Costa Rica Live Updates
Brazil will try to erase memories of a disappointing draw in its World Cup 2018 opener. Stay here for live scoring, updates and analysis from Russia.
Fagner in for injured Danilo as Neymar starts for Brazil
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Brazil made one change to their starting lineup for their second match of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday, bringing in Corinthians right back Fagner for Danilo, who has a thigh injury.
Biggest winners and losers of 2018 NBA draft
There were difficult moments in Thursday night s NBA draft — particularly for Michael Porter Jr — but perhaps it all works out well in the end.
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