We’re still weeks away from games that matter, but Michael Bennett’s mouth is already in midseason form. The Seahawks’ defensive lineman on Tuesday unfurled a heat-seeking riff on the bulging pay scale for less-than-stellar quarterbacks. “Quarterback is the only position in the NFL where you could be mediocre and get paid,” Bennett told 710 ESPN’s
Kenya has made an early impression at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in Beijing, China. Two days into the event, the East African nation had a harvest of two gold, two silver and two bronze in the track and fields. This has set the tone for what is anticipated to be a
Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 18 overseas-based players but ignored the Chelsea duo for the 2017 Afcon qualifier against Tanzania.
Britain’s Greg Rutherford once again proved his peerless championship credentials as he added world gold to his Olympic, European and Commonwealth titles. Only four other Britons – Daley Thompson, Linford Christie, Sally Gunnell and Jonathan Edwards – have ever held all four titles at the same time, but Rutherford deserves that illustrious company after another
Spain became the first nation to have five teams in the Champions League group stage in a single season after Valencia squeezed past Monaco 4-3 on aggregate in the play-off round despite a 2-1 defeat at the French side on Tuesday. Valencia joined holders Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, who gained an automatic
Celtic’s Champions League hopes were ended for a second consecutive year as they fell to a 4-3 defeat to Malmo FF at Swedbank Stadion. Ronny Deila’s side failed to cope with set-pieces in the first-leg and they conceded from a corner in each half on this occasion, losing by two goals on the night in
AC Milan have tweeted pictures of Mario Balotelli training with the first team squad ahead of his proposed switch from Liverpool. Balotelli passed his medical earlier on Tuesday and, while there has yet been official confirmation of his move from Liverpool, Milan’s official Twitter account tweeted pictures of the maverick striker training with his team-mate.
Chelsea have had three bids rejected for the 21-year-old, the latest reportedly worth in excess of £30million, and the centre-back has now formally asked to leave. Stones, who joined Barnsley for £3million in January 2013, has excelled at Everton and formed a formidable partnership with Phil Jagielka. Jones has been capped four times by England.
Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is set to sign for Juventus after being welcomed by the Serie A club at Turin airport. The Colombia international, who joined the Blues for £23.3m from Fiorentina in February, has been linked with a loan move to the Italian champions. The 27-year-old has made only 15 appearances for the Stamford
Nick Kyrgios has been given a suspended 28-day ban and fined $25,000 (£16,200) by the Association of Tennis Professionals for making lewd remarks about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend. The incident took place during their Rogers Cup tie earlier this month. An ATP review found the 20-year-old guilty of “aggravated behaviour”. The Australian had already received a