Liverpool target 'exciting and dynamic'; likened to N'Golo Kante

Liverpool target 'exciting and dynamic'; likened to N'Golo Kante

Leipzig have not yet confirmed that they have set a price for Keita, only insisting that they hope to hold on to the player for at least another season. He is an energetic, dynamic, box-to-box midfielder in the similar mould to the likes of N'Golo Kante and Idrissa Gueye, making 31 Bundesliga appearances, scoring eight goals for the club last season. Read More

Chile gear up for tough Confed Cup semi-final against Portugal

Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1. A clever defender with a mean streak, Portugal's defense is anchored on Pepe , the Real Madrid central defender who has been at the heart of the team's back line for the past decade. Read More

USA's time to impress

USA's time to impress

The Mercer Island native scored his second global goal in a 1-0 friendly win over Jamaica in February, following his first goal against Mexico on April 15, 2015. In 13 previous editions, the United States of America is 51-8-8 all-time, advancing to the final nine times and the semifinals on 12 occasions. Per tournament rules, the final roster must be submitted no later than June 27. Read More

Saints DT Fairley out for season with illness

Fairley was a first-round draft selection of Detroit in 2011 and spent the first four seasons of his National Football League career with the Lions. "The second opinion was a little different, and he's getting a third opinion or he's already gotten a third opinion, we're waiting on that opinion". He will miss the 2017 season, and could possibly be done for his career. Read More

NBA draft nights sets the stage for free agency

NBA draft nights sets the stage for free agency

Mitchell averaged a team-best 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. After originally committing to returning to Louisville for his junior season, Mitchell had a change of heart with many National Basketball Association teams projecting him to be a clear first-round selection. Read More

Federer advances to 11th Halle final

It's a wonderful feeling to win here again because I'm not sure if I'll ever get a chance to win this again so it's important to enjoy this one". Gasquet will now play the victor of the last quarter-final between local favourite Alexander Zverev and Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut later on Friday. Read More

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

That analysis looked only at U.S. House races, while the AP analysis also includes state legislative elections. The study is based on a formula that compares the statewide average share of each party's vote in the districts with the statewide percentage of seats it wins. Read More

Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in Azerbaijan GP practice

Hamilton was unhappy with his tyres throughout but Bottas enjoyed a more straightforward session, gradually improving his times over several laps on the supersoft tyres. "We would have loved to have had more laps this morning". The narrow confines of the picturesque Baku City Circuit have caused a number of problems for drivers here with Turn Eight - a strip of tarmac which measures just 7.8 metres in width - already the scene of two crashes and a number of near misses. Read More

National Hockey League selects players with local college ties

The NHL Draft continues Saturday with its final rounds and the Blackhawks have nine picks. Usually, a front office member announces the pick, but the Hawks enlisted the services of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to do the honor. He spent the previous two seasons in the Swiss pro league, where he was coached by current Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher. "I love hockey", he said. Read More

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

So far, the investigators have found no evidence the collision was deliberate. The Fitzgerald was badly damaged and compromised below the water line. The incident was reported by the US Navy's and the Japanese Coast Guard's media spokesperson, who also reported to the US Navy's command headquarters in Virginia. Read More

Lionel Messi swaps 21-month prison sentence for fine

Lionel Messi swaps 21-month prison sentence for fine

Have you read Trendiee Today? City were willing to pay a world record €150 million fee for the Barcelona icon, but on July 18 the club's top dogs Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Mestre took a flight to the United States to speak with Leo's father, Jorge Messi, who was staying at a hotel in Miami Beach along with some of the Messi family. Read More

Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Chicago additionally sent forward Tyler Motte and its sixth-round pick (170th overall) in the 2017 draft to Columbus in the deal and received goaltender Anton Forsberg and a 2018 fifth-round pick from the Blue Jackets . But the departure of Hjalmarsson and Panarin creates two more holes that need to be filled. "He's an elite player and one of the NHL's top defenseman". Read More

Federer advances to Halle quarters

Federer advances to Halle quarters

The outgunned world number 134 resorted to trick shots late in the second set, briefly befuddling Federer with forehand slices, followed by a disguised cross-court forehand victor, which he swatted past the favourite to the delight of the crowd. Read More

Lakers draft Lonzo Ball No.2 overall

Lakers draft Lonzo Ball No.2 overall

Look for the Lakers to continue to build around their young core led by forward Brandon Ingram and Ball while attempting to secure the services of forward Paul George through a possible sign and trade. Although Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6 rebounds and 7.6 assists on 55.1 percent shooting with UCLA, will his unorthodox shot ever become an issue in the National Basketball Association? The Lakers brought in each of the four in for individual workouts, including Ball . Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't 'spending a dime' on Mayweather-McGregor fight

Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't 'spending a dime' on Mayweather-McGregor fight

When it comes down to it though it's obvious that Mayweather's going to win right? And Bellew, who on Wednesday confirmed that he had begun discussions with American fighter Andre Ward about a cruiserweight title showdown, thinks the gulf in class will prove too large for McGregor to bridge. Read More

Gasol to opt out of deal but re-sign with Spurs

Gasol to opt out of deal but re-sign with Spurs

Buford and company if they want to make that happen. Gasol, who will be 37 next season, is doing the Spurs a huge favor as the team attempts to clear cap space for Paul, who is "seriously considering" the Spurs in free agency with hopes of pursuing a championship. Read More

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Ahead of the draft, the 30 other teams were able to protect a certain number of players from being drafted. It is presumed that the Ducks already have completed a deal with the Golden Knights about who their expansion pick will, or won't, be. Read More

Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou

The first-up loss makes it hard to see Australia getting out of the group, with taxing matches against Cameroon and group leaders Chile to come. "There's a lot of pressure on them to do well here". Like everyone in the Socceroos camp, Cahill is confident Australia can leave a mark on the tournament. Read More

Rory McIlroy, Steve Elkington have heated Twitter tete-à-tete

Rory McIlroy, Steve Elkington have heated Twitter tete-à-tete

Elkington, 54, played the latter end of his career against Woods, and is likely well aware of just how much money he brought into the professional game. "But I'm not going to force it". World number one Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day won't be involved in Saturday's third round at the US Open . Read More

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson roars back to win Meijer LPGA Classic

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson roars back to win Meijer LPGA Classic

The par 5 No. 5 hole was converted to a par 3 due to flooding. "You know, I sometimes overthink things and I'm just trying to have more fun with my caddie in between shots and he does great with just helping me relax out there", she explained. Read More