• Barcelona Reportedly Confident of Frenkie de Jong Deal Amid Real Madrid Rumours

    Soccrates Images/Getty Images Barcelona reportedly remain confident they are in the box seat to sign Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong following recent links to Real Madrid. It was reported by De Telegraaf (h/t Dutch football journalist Elko Born) earlier in the week that Los Blancos are willing to part...
  • Angels' Ohtani opts to get Tommy John surgery

    Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery and will have the procedure next week, the team announced Tuesday. Renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure in Los Angeles. “I think it was the proper decision Shohei made to have surgery,...
  • European roundup: Bayern’s run ends while Inter scrape past Fiorentina

    Bayern Munich conceded a late equaliser as their perfect start to the season come to an end with a 1-1 draw against Bavarian neighbours Augsburg at the Allianz Arena. The Bundesliga leaders had plenty of chances to put the result beyond doubt, but found the Augsburg goalkeeper Andreas Luthe...
  • Gordon Hayward Plans to Play in 1st Celtics Preseason Game After Leg Injury

    Steven Senne/Associated Press Boston Celtics fans will have the chance to watch swingman Gordon Hayward on the floor for the first time since last season’s opener come Friday. Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston noted Hayward told her he plans on suiting up for the Celtics when they take...
  • Assault charge dropped against reliever Osuna

    A domestic assault charge against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna in Toronto was withdrawn on Tuesday. In exchange, Osuna agreed to a peace bond. He must comply with a series of conditions for one year or face criminal charges, which would carry a maximum sentence of up to four...
  • The Fiver | The third annual I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Ballon d’Or awards

    SELF-CONGRATULATORY BACKSLAPPING “It is beyond me that we feel the need to set aside a night to give out these jag-off bowling trophies six times a year so all these people can pat each other on the back about how much money they’re making, boring the out of...
  • Joachim Low Coy on Germany Future, Says Premier League 'Always Interesting'

    TF-Images/Getty Images Joachim Low has hinted he could potentially leave his post as Germany manager in two years after UEFA Euro 2020 and has left the door open for a move to a Premier League club.  The 58-year-old signed a new Germany deal to 2022 back in May before...
  • Sources: Butler uninterested in rejoining Wolves

    3:13 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday to try to convince him to rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources told ESPN. Butler declined, the sources said. Butler is uninterested in practicing...
  • Luka Modric and Marta win Fifa player of the year awards in London

    Luka Modric has been named the Fifa men’s footballer of the year at a ceremony in London, with Brazil’s Marta crowned the world’s best female player. The 33-year-old Modric won the Champions League for the third time in a row with his club, Real Madrid, in May before leading...