• Ballon d'Or 2018: Ronaldo, Courtois nominated but De Gea misses out
Ballon d'Or 2018: Ronaldo, Courtois nominated but De Gea misses out

Real Madrid have two players in the Ballon d'Or nominees - Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema while PSG star Edison Cavani become the final contender. A panel of journalists selects the Ballon d'Or victor which was first established in 1956 and will this year feature a women's award for the first time.

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  • Chelsea Chelsea star feels he is in the form of his life
Chelsea Chelsea star feels he is in the form of his life

The visitors took the lead in the 30th minute, as Ross Barkley won position back deep in the opposition half, before sliding through Eden Hazard , who curled home a trademark clinical finish. Manolo Gabbiadini was denied from long range but the home side should have been ahead when Ryan Bertrand found Danny Ings all on his own at the back p...

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  • Lewis Hamilton disappointed with Sebastian Vettel's stalling F1 title fight
Lewis Hamilton disappointed with Sebastian Vettel's stalling F1 title fight

Hamilton's championship lead has been significantly bolstered at the last three races after Mercedes started to outperform Ferrari from the Singapore Grand Prix onwards. Quick thinking and quick work by Red Bull to get him back out there. Verstappen had already incurred a five-second penalty after nudging Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari off th...

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  • Panthers QB Cam Newton declares he’s standing by new teammate, Eric Reid
Panthers QB Cam Newton declares he’s standing by new teammate, Eric Reid

Shurmur further got Beckham involved by having him throw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Barkley in the second quarter on a gadget play, and Beckham became the first Giant since Frank Gifford in 1959 to both throw and catch a touchdown in a game.

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  • Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Why were there no fireworks at Anfield?
Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Why were there no fireworks at Anfield?

There were just four shots on target in the match, and the best chance of the game came in the final minutes when Leroy Sane was taken down in the box by Virgil Van Dijk for a penalty kick. It was billed as the biggest game of the season so far but it failed to live up to those expectations as, until the last 15 minutes, both sides appeared rel...

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  • Twitter reacts as Arsenal demolish Fulham 5-1
Twitter reacts as Arsenal demolish Fulham 5-1

A loose Hector Bellerin pass was pounced upon by Luciano Vietto, whose deflected shot from the edge of the box was clawed behind by the German keeper. When it's Aaron like a No.10 but he can play near the attackers to make assists and score goals. There are fears that Arsenal might lose star player Aaron Ramsey for free, without cashing in on h...

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  • Pep Guardiola: Mohamed Salah can’t be compared to Sergio Aguero yet
Pep Guardiola: Mohamed Salah can’t be compared to Sergio Aguero yet

After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we know how to beat Manchester City ", because there is no real way, no one thing that you have to do. Defending Premier League champions City have leapfrogged Liverpool on top of the table, jumping ahead of Jurgen Klopp's side on goal difference. He said: "After the game it...

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  • Fabregas wants new Chelsea deal
Fabregas wants new Chelsea deal

And he loves playing football. "You look at his stats this year and he's had an impact in nearly every game he's played in", Hughes told his pre-match press conference. I think I have a good understanding with the fans and players. " But he also has a big personality, although it may not seem like it from the outside ".

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  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling must handle Liverpool returns better - Pep Guardiola
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling must handle Liverpool returns better - Pep Guardiola

Have Liverpool planted that seed in City's heads? "He [Salah] is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future", said Guardiola ahead of Sunday's fixture at Anfield. "They are a top side and reached the Champions League final". I think they're better this season, as the results tell. ...

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  • India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut
India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut

The World Cup-winning U19 captain was handed his maiden Test cap by the skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday morning, after which he opened the batting for India along with KL Rahul. Rahul was gone for a golden duck when Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel trapped the Indian opener in front of the wickets. He also produced a delightful straight drive on...

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  • Prithvi Shaw becomes Indias youngest debut century-maker
Prithvi Shaw becomes Indias youngest debut century-maker

At the Day 1, Prithvi Shaw hit maiden century. Skipper Virat Kohli, on 72, and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant , on 17, were batting at close of play. The opener also became the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton. Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful is the youngest debut Test centurion, followed by Zimbabwe's Hamilton M...

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  • Rockies to play Thursday, Friday afternoon in NLDS if they beat Cubs
Rockies to play Thursday, Friday afternoon in NLDS if they beat Cubs

The victor will wind up with home-field advantage through the entirety of the National League playoffs, while the loser will have to participate in what is essentially a play-in game on Wednesday, and risk missing out on the NLDS with a Wild Card loss.

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  • Champions League highlights and recap
Champions League highlights and recap

Messi almost put the game away twice at the start of the second half, but both times his low curling shots clattered off the left post to keep Spurs trailing by just two goals. The lead was short-lived, though, and Messi restored Barca's two-goal lead within five minutes. "When he's in that form, he's magic to watch". Messi shook his head in di...

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  • Jared Goff shows his command in Rams' 38-31 win over Vikings
Jared Goff shows his command in Rams' 38-31 win over Vikings

With that throw and several more of similar brilliance, Goff turned a phenomenal first half into the biggest game of his career. Minnesota responded with Cousins 45-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen and Cousins pass to Latavius Murray for a two-point conversion, cutting the deficit to 31-28.

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  • Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed
Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed

As many as five first-team starts have been ruled out of the game and Pochettino will essentially be naming a second-string side to take on Barcelona . Not one. In the second half, with a lot of space, it is unbelievable how he runs. Barcelona were in danger of throwing away all their good work as Spurs poured forward but Messi calmly comple...

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  • Major League Baseball playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers/Colorado Rockies, game 163 thread
Major League Baseball playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers/Colorado Rockies, game 163 thread

The Dodgers won their fifth consecutive game against the Rockies going back to September 9 and won the season series 13-7. The victor will be National League West Division Champs and host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS on Thursday, while the loser gets the wild card and will play the loser of the Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Ga...

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  • Lionel Messi was almost my Espanyol teammate - Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
Lionel Messi was almost my Espanyol teammate - Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Manager Mauricio Pochettino said: 'It is a period when we are not having good luck with injuries. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were awesome that night. That is completely unfair for a team that wants to win some titles. Hugo Lloris returns in goal after recovering from a thigh injury. Messi has scored 103 Champions League ...

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  • Jose Mourinho fires back at Paul Scholes after 'embarrassing' tirade
Jose Mourinho fires back at Paul Scholes after 'embarrassing' tirade

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho called for his players to play for "the crest" before their Champions League stalemate with Valencia . "I think you have enough reasons to criticise me", he said. United are up against Juventus in their next two Champions League games, as they will host the Italian giants on October 23 before the revers...

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  • Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards
Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night in an epic NL wild-card game. It was the least the Cubs could do after putting their fans through the ringer this season, a six-month grind that had everyone on edge from start to finish.

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  • Five things we learned in the Premier League
Five things we learned in the Premier League

You can feel his commitment, his heart and his happiness to be at the club, and to stay at the club, and to play for the club. As Manchester United's domestic season threatens to go off the rails, manager Jose Mourinho doesn't believe his whole squad is showing an adequate amount of concern.

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  • Colorado Rockies Podcast: NL West dreams die in Dodgertown
Colorado Rockies Podcast: NL West dreams die in Dodgertown

The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers will need one more game to settle the National League Central. The victor of today's game will host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS starting on Thursday. The Dodgers offense was impressive in their 15-0 win over the Giants, scoring seven runs via timely hits here and there before finally hitting their f...

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  • Seahawks edge Arizona on Sebastian Janikowski's 52-yard field goal
Seahawks edge Arizona on Sebastian Janikowski's 52-yard field goal

I've always loved him", Carroll stated after the game. His frustration boiled over as Thomas was being carted off the field and he gave the middle finger while he left - to his own bench. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Seahawks had still been open to trading Thomas, but that they had refused to budge on their asking price of a 20...

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  • Man City boss Guardiola furious with Mendy: He should be here
Man City boss Guardiola furious with Mendy: He should be here

The recovery of De Bruyne, who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in City's record-breaking league triumph last season, will be welcome news for fans as second-placed City look to maintain the pressure on early pace-setters Liverpool .

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  • Manchester United were 'horrendous' in defeat, admits Shaw
Manchester United were 'horrendous' in defeat, admits Shaw

Pogba was replaced by Mourinho during the second half at London Stadium to wrap up a week of controversy involving the pair, who were seemingly involved in a training ground confrontation on Wednesday. They've seen a couple of bad ones this season but there's been three now that have been really good". "We are not a team that is very good when we...

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  • Tearful Wang forced to retire injured from WTA Wuhan Open semi-final
Tearful Wang forced to retire injured from WTA Wuhan Open semi-final

Puig, who came into the quarters with an upset win over world number two Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, switched gears and tried a more aggressive approach, but was unable to faze the local favourite. Wang, who recently became China's No. 1 player, promised that there was more to come from her nation's women, who bear the burden of follow...

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