Real Madrid have rejected bids of €180m for Asensio – agent

Real Madrid have rejected multiple offers of up to €180 million for Marco Asensio, with neither the club nor player having had any intention of taking them up, the Spain international’s agent has told ESPN FC. Asensio, 23, has emerged as one of Spanish football’s most exciting talents in recent seasons, having scored goals in […]


Real Madrid play to draw as Getafe keep Champions berth hopes alive

Real Madrid dropped points for the third time in seven games since Zinedine Zidane’s return as they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Getafe in La Liga on Thursday, which harmed their neighbours’ hopes of a top-four finish. The draw left third-placed Real an embarrassing 15 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona and six […]


Pedroia teaches LHP Rodriguez new breaking ball

It has been another frustrating season thus far for Dustin Pedroia, who has played in just six games because of continuing issues with his surgically repaired left knee. But the veteran Boston Red Sox second baseman may be prepping for a new role with the club — pitching nfl jerseys china nike Left-hander Eduardo […]


Smith Jr. robs HR, then hits one to propel Orioles

In the Baltimore Orioles’ 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, Smith became the third player this season to hit a home run and rob one in the same game. With two outs and a man on in the top of the second inning of a scoreless contest, Chicago’s Adam Engel hit […]


Bogut open to Australia-NBA dual season again

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut doesn’t know exactly what his future will hold after this postseason, but he expects he’ll go back to Australia and play in the National Basketball League again. And if an opportunity arises leading up to next year’s NBA playoffs for the 7-footer to rejoin a squad for a postseason […]


NBA action is fantastic, except for the constant griping

This is a cats-and-dogs matter. Frustration with officiating will continue as long as the game itself. But the escalation over the past month has been damaging and, in some ways, disappointing. Stephen Curry pointing into an official’s face after hitting a game-tying shot. DeMar DeRozan heaving a ball across the court at a referee and […]


To help Lamar Jackson, Ravens must solve biggest draft problem

The biggest challenge of Eric DeCosta’s first draft as general manager is to solve the Baltimore Ravens’ longest-running problem this time of the year. The Ravens have been the NFL‘s worst team in drafting wide receivers since relocating from Cleveland in 1996 — the one smudge on an otherwise stellar draft resume for former GM […]


Why the Giants should draft Dwayne Haskins as Eli Manning’s successor

The New York Giants need a young quarterback, and a young quarterback named Dwayne Haskins needs them. Haskins is a Jersey-born kid who grew up dreaming of playing in the old wind tunnel that was Giants Stadium. He still wants to play for Eli Manning’s team, for Plaxico Burress’ team, for Tiki Barber’s team. His […]


Ben Simmons overcomes boos to deliver again for Philly

With the boos raining down on him every time he touched the ball, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons recorded two of his most polished playoff games to help the Sixers take a 3-1 series lead back to the City of Brotherly Love. Simmons finished the Game 4 win with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, as […]


The Bucks are too focused to let the Pistons have a chance

The sea of blue and red erupted each time Blake Griffin thundered toward the basket, stepped back for a 3-pointer or sprung upward to snatch a rebound. Detroit Pistons fans had yet to see their franchise power forward check in this postseason, and they knew he was their last best nfl jerseys wholesale cheap […]