by | September 13, 2018 | 02:31

An Australian cartoonist has come under withering criticism for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using - what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as - "racist and sexist tropes". Alternatively, USTA head Katrina Adams said male players badger "the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens". Issues of sexism , officiating double standards and adverse playing conditions have dominated the 50th anniversary of the U.S.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:08

He signed with Chicago earlier this offseason but was unable to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster. It makes sense for New England to add more targets for Tom Brady, as the team recently just cut a pair of wide receivers in Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen , per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk .

by | September 12, 2018 | 20:45

The Lightning lost to the Washington Capitals , the eventual Stanley Cup champions, in the Eastern Conference final. BriseBois has been Tampa Bay's assistant GM for the past eight years and he's been with the organization since 2001, long touted as an up-and-comer in front-office circles.

by | September 12, 2018 | 17:27

Guru: I'm just concerned that the ball's turned into a hot potato a little bit. Getty Images Los Angeles Rams Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers (90) sack Raiders quarterback Derek Carr . Gruden, as he gets ready for his opener, sat down with his old colleagues at ESPN and, unsurprisingly, pulled the "he didn't want to be here" card when asked about Mack and why the dominant defensive end was dealt.

by | September 12, 2018 | 13:42

However, it was Douglas Costa who was the star of the show, the Juventus forward's pace and power setting up Firmino to open the scoring in the 11th minute. The referee though whistled for a free-kick for a foul by the Newcastle player on Neymar midway through the first half. Neymar converted a penalty kick in the 44th for his 58th goal in 91 global appearances, third in Brazilian history behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62).

by | September 12, 2018 | 12:53

To reach the Nations League finals next June, Spain need just two points from their remaining two games, at home to England and away to Croatia . The result is their heaviest ever defeat, the first time they have conceded six goals and the first game in which they have let in five since a 5-1 loss to England in 2009.

by | September 12, 2018 | 10:42

It ended a run of two straight defeats for the Three Lions, three if we count the shootout reverse in the World Cup semi-final, as England bounced back from Saturday's Nations League loss against Spain at Wembley . But it was quite calm by the time we got in there. It wasn't until the five minutes of stoppage time that Switzerland looked like getting an equaliser, and even then the finishing was wayward as both Albian Ajeti and Edimilson Fernandes sent shots high and wide of the ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 05:08

Step-by-step, Mattek-Sands recovered - and got that trophy. Murray has now won his four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, with three different partners; Mattek-Sands, Jelena Jankovic and Martina Hingis, who won Wimbledon and the US Open together past year.

by | September 11, 2018 | 04:23

Obviously, it is great news for all involved that Luck was not injured. That injury came as Luck was rehabilitating after tearing the labrum in the same shoulder in week 3 of the 2015 season against Tennessee. Of course, the next year he suffered a posterior labrum tear that required surgery, which has sidelined him ever since. Despite the timing of the injuries, Luck was adamant the AC sprain did not affect his other injury or slow down his rehabilitation.

by | September 11, 2018 | 03:40

This game surpassed the 2013 game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears, which also was delayed by weather, for the longest in history. Around 10,000 spectators remained at the finish of the Miami Dolphins' marathon win over Tennessee, and they were hardly fair weather fans.

by | September 11, 2018 | 03:11

After reflecting on the largest comeback of his career, two-time MVP Rodgers said he would be back on the field next week in another tough test against the Minnesota Vikings. As the Bears were reminded first hand, the game is never over while Aaron Rodgers is under center. Some were questioning why the Green Bay Packers made Rodgers the highest paid QB in National Football League history before the season, and on Sunday, he proved why they did.

by | September 11, 2018 | 03:11

He's 36th in the FedEx Cup standings and will miss the Tour Championship. Rose quickly erased a two-shot deficit against Schauffele with four straight birdies on Sunday (NZ time) on an Aronimink course so soft from rain that tee times were pushed back three hours.

by | September 11, 2018 | 02:34

Open, that's it", Del Potro said before the match. "What I said on the stage, you can lose or win a trophy, but the love from the crowd, it could be even bigger than the tournament", del Potro said. "I won my only Grand Slam here", del Potro said. That put the 29-year-old Argentine back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since his breakthrough nine years ago, a comeback for a guy who had four wrist operations in the interim.

by | September 11, 2018 | 02:31

Gambadoro reports Booker will miss at least four weeks. Unfortunately for Booker and the Suns, a lingering hand injury will force the star guard to potentially miss the beginning of training camp. Booker recently agreed to a five-year max contract extension worth $158 million with Phoenix . The 21-year-old averaged 24.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 4.7 APG last season-all career-highs.

by | September 11, 2018 | 02:15

At the conclusion of his third round game at the US Open , Rafael Nadal was reluctant to talk about his knees, insisting that it was not the time for that conversation. "I hate to retire, but staying one more set out there, playing like this, would be too much for me". "But I'm here. I'm excited to keep surprising the tennis world, as I did with myself".

by | September 11, 2018 | 01:39

Belgium and Croatia deservedly beat England in Russian Federation, while this loss to Spain saw a return of those failings when up against the very best. Gareth Southgate gave a start to Marcus Rashford , a player now struggling to make his mark with Manchester United this season. "This is the world number one".

by | September 11, 2018 | 00:54

Dez Bryant's Twitter troll game is in All-Pro form. Bryant hasn't put together a 1,000-yard or double-digit touchdown season since 2014, but Dallas was clearly hurting with its receiving game. The Dallas Cowboys' passing game essentially disappeared in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers. It's hard to break things down as simply as that, but it certainly wouldn't have hurt this team.

by | September 10, 2018 | 16:59

The protest soon spread around the league with critics - including the USA president - saying it disrespected the flag and the military. Kaepernick's message got through to his friends in Miami. The league will not put a new policy in place this season, Newsweek reported. Another said: "I wonder what Colen Kaepernick has sacrificed for his country and people?" There did not appear to be any other player protests during the playing of the national anthem before other games Sunday.

by | September 10, 2018 | 14:54

From there, Williams summoned the tournament referee to the court and said male tennis players were not punished for similar offences. Williams' incendiary post-match press conference, where she accused Ramos of sexism, sent the outrage machine into overdrive.

by | September 10, 2018 | 13:45

An advertisement featuring Kaepernick's face and the words, " Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything " appeared on social media Monday afternoon. I don't think it's appropriate what they did, ' Trump said. "If Nike really does believe that law enforcement in this country is unfair and biased, I think we will look around".

by | September 10, 2018 | 12:54

You better look away now, Mourinho, as Cantona wasn't done there. Cantona received a hero's welcome at Old Trafford in June when he played in the Soccer Aid charity match, and he said there would be no chance of defensive football if he was ever asked to take charge of United.

by | September 10, 2018 | 11:00

He wanted to play it safe with his knee and avoid any unnecessary drop backs. Rodgers tossed scoring passes of 39 yards to Geronimo Allison with 13:59 remaining and 12 yards to Devante Adams with 9:01 left to make it 20-17. I worked technique a little better than I did in the first half. It sounds as if the Packers were not willing to fork over two first-round picks, even one that fell in 2020.

by | September 10, 2018 | 08:11

What the 2018 final will forever be remembered for is the way Williams clashed with chair umpire Carlos Ramos , demanding an apology after he initially issued a warning for a code violation in the second set's second game for receiving coaching, which is not allowed during Grand Slam matches.

by | September 10, 2018 | 06:53

The Packers had announced at halftime that Rodgers was questionable to return . Aaron Rodgers injured his left knee on a sack by Bears DE Roy Robertson-Harris midway through the second quarter Sunday night but returned to begin the second half after leaving the field on a cart.

by | September 10, 2018 | 05:43

Playing on the same court where Pete Sampras claimed his 14th and final Grand Slam crown, Djokovic had endured more disappointment than joy on Arthur Ashe , mining just three titles from eight finals. The most common utterance from chair umpire Alison Hughes aside from the score was undoubtedly, "Quiet please, players are ready", as she tried to stifle the rowdy spectators so del Potro and Djokovic could serve.

by | September 10, 2018 | 05:33

But Spain, featuring only five of the players that started their last-16 World Cup penalty shootout defeat by Russian Federation, stormed back before halftime through Saul Niguez and Rodrigo. "We knew it was going to be a hard game". "He may have mistakes like everybody else, but we have one of the best in the world". "I think at the moment we have to stick with the plan, stick with what we're doing and just get better at doing it".

by | September 10, 2018 | 05:18

Atlanta's defense had a relatively strong night, holding the Eagles to 232 yards of total offense . Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins addressed the joyous crowd, with fans on the field behind him and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie with the Lombardi trophy in hand beside him.

by | September 09, 2018 | 11:46

He will enter Friday's second round tied for the lead with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy , who posted his own 8-under 62 a few groups behind Woods. 16, going on to card a bogey-free round and sit at 12-under for the event. "Looked like all the putts were going to go in but they didn't go in today".

by | September 09, 2018 | 08:28

The defending champion and No. 1 seed at Flushing Meadows recovered from his disastrous start and other stumbles along the way to beat No. 9 Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) for a semifinal berth at a third consecutive Grand Slam tournament, winning a physical, back-and-forth tussle that concluded after 2 a.m.

by | September 09, 2018 | 06:44

WBZ-TV's I-Team first reported that Bird is now in custody at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he is being evaluated. The Celtics released a statement on the incident overnight. A second-round pick out of California, Jabari Bird had high expectations in the National Basketball Association after piecing together a solid four-year collegiate career.

by | September 09, 2018 | 05:40

Pederson said Thursday night's play is called "Philly Philly", but didn't bring up the fact that Brady didn't convert back in February. "I went over there and talked to him and said, 'This might be a good time.' He pointed to the call sheet, and I was like, 'That's what I was coming over here for, '" Foles said.

by | September 09, 2018 | 03:22

I mean, one of the top coaches in the game and has been for a long time", Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said. "I love being out there, the preparation, what it takes to be a great player". Jack Brady made headlines last season when he drafted Cam Newton, not his father, to be his fantasy quarterback. The Boston Herald says Brady left little doubt in terms of his intentions.

by | September 09, 2018 | 01:24

Djokovic downed Millman 6-3 6-4 6-4 in a drama-charged war of attrition to end the unseeded Australian's gallant run and reach his 11th semi-final in NY. Open. Novak won just two points more than Roger and he had to dig deep in his service games to emerge as a victor before the deciding set, saving 19 out of 23 break points and stealing Federer's serve six times from 13 opportunities.

by | September 09, 2018 | 01:15

After surviving a life-threatening postpartum crisis , the 36-year-old has well and truly clawed her way back into the tour and is bidding to win her first Grand Slam title since childbirth. Osaka, a 20-year-old based in Florida who was in the last four of a major for the first time, will face 23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams in the championship match on Saturday .

by | September 09, 2018 | 01:12

The British Open runner-up posted a 13-under 127 total, while consistent Englishman Justin Rose shot 63 to roar into second place on 11-under. He also made it more hard on Tiger Woods, who again goes into a weekend have to catch up to the leaders.