Players skip training after union impasse with MLS

Players from several Major League Soccer teams skipped voluntary workouts Monday after the league and the players' association hit an impasse on an agreement that would clear the way for a tournament this summer in Florida. The Major League Soccer Players Association had voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts.
Yahoo - 02.06.2020 03:04

Werner strikes as potent Leipzig win in Cologne to return to third

RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday. Jhon Cordoba claimed the early advantage for the home side but Leipzig scored four in 37 minutes, including Timo Werner's 31st in all competitions, to climb back above Borussia Moenchendgladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in the hunt for a Champions League place. The hosts' boss Markus Gisdol made four changes from Wednesday's loss at Hoffenheim, starting Rafael Czichos in place of suspended Sebastian Bournaauw, red carded in the defeat.
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 22:46

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba send powerful anti-racism messages in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by white police officer

Manchester United team-mates Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have sent powerful anti-racism messages sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Mr Floyd died last Monday after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck and sports stars have joined in the widespread condemnation. England forward Rashford said: […]
TalkSport - 01.06.2020 22:22

Torino v Parma kick off Serie A return on June 20

The championship will resume with fixtures which were called off when Italian sports was suspended on March 9 because of the coronavirus. The first match will be Torino versus Parma at 7.30 pm (1730GMT) on June 20 followed by Hellas Verona versus Cagliari at 9.45pm. The following day Atalanta will host Sassuolo at 7.30 pm while Inter Milan will be at home against Sampdoria at 9.45 pm.
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 20:33

Ligue 1 presidents slam 'brutal' move to end season

Some of the French Ligue 1's club presidents joined forces on Monday to criticise the decision in April to declare the season over due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said five week ago the campaign could not restart but Germany's Bundesliga has resumed while Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and England's Premier League are set to follow suit by the end of this month. "Start of April, we were the only league among Europe's big five to propose the restart of the season," Nantes' Waldemar Kita said in a statement by Premiere Ligue, a union of the league's chiefs.
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 19:38

Real Madrid train as La Liga re-start looms

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (JUNE 1, 2020) (REAL MADRID TV - NOT FOR RESALE) 1. VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID TRAINING SESSION (MUTE) 2. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LUCAS VAZQUEZ SAYING: "I think that's what we all like to do, the training sessions where all of us are enjoying soccer, enjoying what we like the most, and above all training, trying to be at our best for the start of the league." 3. MORE OF TRAINING SESSION (MUTE) 4. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LUCAS VAZQUEZ SAYING: "Soccer is several aspects, I think that the physical aspect is very important, the mental one too, and the combination of both makes that we can arrive in a very good moment to the beginning of the season" 5. WHITE FLASH 6. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID FORWARD LUCAS VAZQUEZ SAYING: "I think that's the starting point for those 11 games that we have left, 11 finals, we take them like that, and hopefully from here to the end we can get all the victories and get the league title" 7. MORE OF TRAINING SESSION (MUTE) (SOUNDBITE) (Sp...
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 15:30

Man Utd extend Ighalo's loan deal until January 2021

Manchester United extended Odion Ighalo's loan spell until January 2021 on Monday to ensure the Nigerian striker will be able to finish the 2019/20 season with the Premier League club. Ighalo's initial loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua expired at the end of May, but the 30-year-old has been rewarded for an impressive return of four goals in eight appearances for United before football was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic in March. "Manchester United have reached agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo," United said in a statement.
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 15:17

Charlton stars Lyle Taylor, Chris Solly and David Davis are REFUSING to play when the Championship season resumes, reveals manager Lee Bowyer

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has revealed to talkSPORT three of his players, including star man Lyle Taylor, are REFUSING to play when the Championship returns. The second tier has been given the green light to resume to 2019/20 season on June 20, which is great news for Bowyer as his side look to escape the […]
TalkSport - 01.06.2020 13:32

Barcelona train as La Liga re-start nears

SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (JUNE 1, 2020) (BARCA TV - Broadcasters: NONE Digital: NO USE UNTIL 1330GMT JUNE 1, 2020) 1. LIONEL MESSI AND LUIS SUAREZ WALK ON TO TRAINING PITCH 2. ANTOINE GREIZMANN AND SAMUEL UMTITI WALK ON TO PITCH 3. PLAYERS IN GROUP AT TRAINING SESSION 4. PAN ACROSS PLAYERS 5. VARIOUS OF GOALKEEPER MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN TRAINING 6. UMTITI 7. MESSI TRAINING 8. VARIOUS OF TRAINING SESSION 9. MESSI AND GREIZMANN 10. UMTITI AND ARTURO VIDAL 11. COACH QUIQUE SETIEN (WHITE FACE MASK) WITH ASSISTANT 12. UMTITI RUNNING 13. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TRAINING STORY: Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on Saturday June 13 away to Real Mallorca after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14, organisers La Liga announced on Sunday. The season kick backs into action with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on June 11 and there will be fixtures for the following seven days, with Barca hosting Leganes o...
Yahoo - 01.06.2020 13:30

Sports news and gossip LIVE: EFL to return in same week as Premier League, Hamilton hits out at F1 colleagues, horse racing returns

Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip and expert opinion as the Government gives the green light for live sport to return from today. Today’s Headlines: Championship football to return in same week as Premier League as EFL reveal June 20 is the planned restart date Jadon Sancho displays ‘Justice for George […]
TalkSport - 01.06.2020 08:08

Jadon Sancho displays ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message after scoring hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ t-shirt after scoring his first goal following the return of the Bundesliga after the outbreak of COVID-19. The game itself finished 6-1 as BVB bounced back from their defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the week. Sancho scored a sublime hat-trick to make […]
TalkSport - 31.05.2020 20:37

Paris Saint-Germain announce permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Mauro Icardi on a four-year deal from Inter Milan. The Argentina striker has scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions since joining the French champions on loan last summer. And Icardi’s impressive form has convinced PSG to trigger a €60million (£54m) option to sign him on […]
TalkSport - 31.05.2020 16:04


Kafelnikov's News: His Roland Garros Run Won't Be Replicated 'For A Very Long Time'

Yevgeny Kafelnikov made history at 1996 Roland Garros, becoming the first Russian man to win a Grand Slam title. But the former World No. 1 put his name in the history books at that event for another reason — that’s the last time any man has won both the singles and doubles title at the same major. “I’ve got news for you: Nobody will [do it again] for a very long time,” Kafelnikov, who won that doubles crown with Daniel Vacek, told “If you ask me when the next time we’re going to see a champion in singles and doubles at the same Slam, I don’t see that happening for many, many years to come.” The closest any man has come since was at the 2000 US Open, when Lleyton Hewitt won the doubles title with Max Mirnyi and reached the singles semi-finals. Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek celebrate their 1996 Roland Garros doubles title. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images Not only did Kafelnikov win both titles at 1996 Roland Garros...
ATP - 31.05.2020 01:31

Federer Tops Ronaldo, Messi On Forbes List

Roger Federer made history in a new way on Tuesday when he became the first tennis player to top Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes. Forbes estimated Federer's annual earnings at $106.3 million. The Swiss just edged football stars Cristiano Ronaldo ($105m) and Lionel Messi ($104m), who were the only other athletes to surpass the $100m milestone. Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes - Top 5  Athlete  Total Earnings  1) Roger Federer  $106.3 million  2) Cristiano Ronaldo  $105 million  3) Lionel Messi  $104 million  4) Neymar  $95.5 million  5) LeBron James  $88.2 million View Full Forbes List Three other ATP players made the list, with each of them ranking inside the ...
ATP - 29.05.2020 15:49