Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe not looking for future assurances amid relegation threat
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Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe not looking for future assurances amid relegation threat

Bournemouth slipped to 19th in the 20-team Premier League and while they are just a point from safety they ,face a daunting run of fixtures with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Manchester City due up next.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho unhappy with long break between games
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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho unhappy with long break between games

Tottenham Hotspur play Sheffield United later on Thursday, nine days after their last match against West Ham United and Jose Mourinho is not happy about the long break.

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp's maddening levels of positivity the key to Liverpool's record-breaking success
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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp's maddening levels of positivity the key to Liverpool's record-breaking success

Klopp is the biggest influence at Liverpool in the last three decades. He has transformed the club into a happy place and a desirable destination for players.

NBA: LA Lakers sign JR Smith as replacement player for Avery Bradley ahead of season restart
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NBA: LA Lakers sign JR Smith as replacement player for Avery Bradley ahead of season restart

LA Lakers's JR Smith is ninth in NBA history with 288 career playoff 3-pointers made while hitting 37 percent of his 3-point shots. He is fourth in league history in NBA Finals 3-pointers made.

Premier League: Mistakes cost us at West Ham, says unhappy Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
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Premier League: Mistakes cost us at West Ham, says unhappy Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea could have moved into third spot and taken a huge step towards ensuring a Champions League berth with a victory but instead are fourth and are only two points above in-form Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says team must rebuild for title challenge next season
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Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says team must rebuild for title challenge next season

City have already conceded 10 more goals in the league than they did in the whole of last season’s title-winning campaign, and still have seven games left

Cameron Champ can play under PGA Tour's latest coronavirus policy change, added to Rocket Mortgage Classic field
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Cameron Champ can play under PGA Tour's latest coronavirus policy change, added to Rocket Mortgage Classic field

Champ tested positive on 23 June and withdrew from the Travelers Championship. The tour said he had three negative tests over the 72 hours. He still had to be tested at Detroit Golf Club upon arrival.

Real Madrid launch women's team after Spanish football federation approves CD Tacon takeover
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Real Madrid launch women's team after Spanish football federation approves CD Tacon takeover

Real Madrid had agreed to absorb Tacon last year after they were promoted to the top division of Spanish women’s football, a move that was approved by the club’s members at last year’s general assembly.

UEFA says no Plan B for Europa League final eight set to take place in August in Germany
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UEFA says no Plan B for Europa League final eight set to take place in August in Germany

The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of Europa League will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Cologne, Duisburg, Duesseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, from 10-21 August, with the final in Cologne.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Tejaswin Shankar dons the professor's hat and breaks down the science behind taking flight in a very special class of High Jump 101.

Thousands of fans in stadium violate COVID-19 regulations at Bulgarain Cup final
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Thousands of fans in stadium violate COVID-19 regulations at Bulgarain Cup final

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov ordered Health Minister Kiril Ananiev to attend the match at the Vasil Levski national stadium to monitor whether fans were complying with the health measures.

LaLiga: Villarreal move closer to Champions League spot after win against Real Betis; Valencia suffer third straight loss
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LaLiga: Villarreal move closer to Champions League spot after win against Real Betis; Valencia suffer third straight loss

Villarreal's Gerard Moreno converted a seventh-minute penalty kick and added to the lead from inside the area in the 30th to become the league's top-scoring Spaniard with 15 goals

Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas bids quiet goodbye to professional career at Porto
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Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas bids quiet goodbye to professional career at Porto

Casillas was given a role on the team’s technical staff at the start of this season and was included in the first-team squad, although he was never named in a matchday squad.

Serie A: Alexis Sanchez shines as Inter Milan score six past Brescia; AC Milan held by SPAL
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Serie A: Alexis Sanchez shines as Inter Milan score six past Brescia; AC Milan held by SPAL

Inter Milan needed to win to hold off hard-charging Atalanta in the race for third and took the lead in the fifth minute when Young was left unmarked to volley in Sánchez’s cross.

Premier League: Chelsea, Leicester losses open up Champions League chase; Arsenal register big win over Norwich
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Premier League: Chelsea, Leicester losses open up Champions League chase; Arsenal register big win over Norwich

Manchester United and Wolverhampton are only two points behind fourth-palced Chelsea with six games remaining of a season

Premier League: Tottenham don't need huge investment in transfer window, says manager Jose Mourinho
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Premier League: Tottenham don't need huge investment in transfer window, says manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham have enjoyed four successive seasons in Europe’s premier club competition and reached last year’s final, losing 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

Bundesliga: German Football League considering 18 September as start date for 2020-21 season
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Bundesliga: German Football League considering 18 September as start date for 2020-21 season

The 2020-21 Bundesliga season has to end in time for the European Championship, which was pushed back a year amid the coronavirus pandemic and will start 11 June, 2021.

Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round
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Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round

Vaishali, who had finished fourth in the first leg, came back from 2-4 down to oust the experienced Ukrainian by winning the last two bullet games

Premier League: Leroy Sane close to completing permanent Bayern Munich move, admits Pep Guardiola
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Premier League: Leroy Sane close to completing permanent Bayern Munich move, admits Pep Guardiola

British and German media reported on Tuesday that Bayern had reached an agreement with City to sign Sane in a deal worth 45 million euros ($50.47 million) plus add-ons, with the winger poised to a sign a five-year deal with the German club.

EFL Championship: Wigan Athletic enter bankruptcy protection just month after Hong Kong consortium's takeover
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EFL Championship: Wigan Athletic enter bankruptcy protection just month after Hong Kong consortium's takeover

Wigan are 14th in the League Championship with six games remaining of the season that restarted, without fans being allowed into matches, after a three-month break because of the pandemic.