Benzema calls Deschamps a clown for WC claims

7:14 a.m. ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faiz Karim Benzema and Didier Deschamps had a troubled relationship. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Socrates/Getty Images Karim Benzema has attacked Didier Deschamps, suggesting the France coach was not honest about the Real Madrid forward’s omission from his World Cup squad. Deschamps gave an interview to Le Parisien newspaper — … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing a pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol CNN

CNN – The Australian Open told CNN it had “briefed and reminded” players and their supporters about the tournament’s “flag and symbol policy” on Thursday after video of Novak Djokovic’s father, Shrodjan, was released on Wednesday showing fans holding Russian flags in a demonstration, his tribute to Russia. expressed support. In a video posted on … Read more

Andy Murray gets standing ovation from crowd after Australian Open loss CNN

CNN – Andy Murray’s fairytale run at the Australian Open came to an end on Saturday after he was defeated by Roberto Bautista Agut. The three-time Grand Slam winner has thrilled back-to-back years this year by winning two marathon matches in Melbourne but Bautista Agut proved a step too far. The Spaniard won in four … Read more

‘Every week you lose one.’ The cruel world of professional tennis CNN

CNN – One of the stars of the show, Nick Kyrgios, has yet to watch it, although former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said he has no interest in watching it. But Netflix’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Break Point’ has made plenty of headlines since its release this month. The documentary, which focuses on the … Read more

Graham Potter’s Chelsea aren’t playing like a Potter team right now, but that’s okay

Much like corporations, clubs like to talk about vision, philosophy, values, and identity. Who are we? Where do we want to be? This is the kind of thing that keeps motivational speakers consistently engaged and MBA programs in business. You guess the current incarnation of Chelsea is no different. There’s a “plan” — no, better … Read more

Grand jury indicts 2 in Tuscaloosa shooting death

Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and his friend Michael Lynn Davis were indicted by a Tuscaloosa County grand jury Friday on capital murder charges, Chief Assistant District Attorney Paula Whitley told ESPN. Davis and Miles were arrested on January 15 and eventually charged with the capital murder of Gemma Jonah Harris. Miles was cut … Read more

Ga. Tech fires Pastner citing ‘high expectations’

2:11 PM ET pete thamel Jeff Borzello off Jeff Borzello ESPN staff writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Basketball coach Josh Pastner has been fired by Georgia Tech after seven seasons, the school announced Friday. Pastner made just one NCAA Tournament appearance in seven seasons at Georgia Tech, … Read more

Boeheim ‘thrilled to retire’ as Autry takes job

12:15 PM ET pete thamelESPN Syracuse introduced Adrian Autry as the school’s new head men’s basketball coach at a news conference Friday, clarifying the awkward departure of coach Jim Boeheim earlier this week. On Wednesday, the school suddenly announced that Boeheim would not be returning after 47 seasons as coach. Boeheim addressed the media Friday … Read more