OFICIAL | Asier Garitano, nuevo entrenador de la Real Sociedad

La Real Sociedad ha hecho oficial la contratación de Asier Garitano, ex preparador del Leganés este curso 2017/18. Firmará un contrato de tres años hasta 2021. El de Vergara sustituirá a Eusebio Sacristán y Imanol Alguacil, dos técnicos que han dirigido a los donostiarras este ejercicio 2017/18. El equipo vasco cuajó una aceptable campaña al finalizar La Liga en los puestos tranquilos de la tabla sin sufrir por mantener la categoría.  Por lo tanto, Asier Garitano cogerá las riendas de la Real Sociedad, con la misión de llevarlo a Europa…

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams told police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright was responsible for last week’s car accident.

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams told Frisco, Texas, police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings receiver Kendall Wright was responsible for the accident involving Williams’ Lamborghini last weekend, according to the police report. Williams was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, and was later released on a $369 bond from the Frisco Detention Center. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident in which Williams’ Lamborghini crashed into a light pole not far from the Cowboys’ practice facility. Police found the…

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Barcelona Legend Andrés Iniesta Officially Completes Move to Japanese Club Vissel Kobe

Legendary midfielder Andrés Iniesta has completed his move to Japanese side Vissel Kobe on a free transfer. The 34-year-old has signed a multi-year deal with the J-League side after leaving Catalan giants Barcelona, where he has up until this point, spent his entire career. The deal has reportedly been financed by technology firm Rakuten, who are the shirt sponsors of Barcelona. Their CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani is understood to have struck up a friendship with Iniesta whilst visiting the La Liga giants, which in-turn has helped him lure the Spanish legend to Japan.…

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NFL players, coaches and owners react to national anthem policy – NFL Nation

NFL owners have approved a national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. Here is reaction from around the league: Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor: “To make a decision that strong, you would hope that the players have input on it. But obviously not. So we have to deal with it as players, for good or a bad thing. At the end of…

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Steve Kerr on Warriors ending: Coach explains not calling timeout

Steve Kerr said he’s a proponent of pushing the ball rather than taking a timeout. Steve Kerr explained in the postgame press conference why he didn’t call a timeout in the final seconds of the Warriors’ 95–92 loss to the Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday.  Klay Thompson took what appeared to be the final shot for the Warriors, but Shaun Livingston fouled Chris Paul on the rebound. Officials determined there was still time on the game clock before the shot clock expired, giving Paul the…

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USA Gymnastics CEO to apologize to abuse victims during House Subcommittee hearing

USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry plans to offer a directly apology Wednesday to the gymnasts who were abused by Larry Nassar when she addresses a House Subcommittee tasked with examining the Olympic community’s role in recent sexual assault scandals. In her first public comments since taking over in December, Perry plans to update the representatives on the changes USA Gymnastics has made in 2018 to repair a culture where warning signs of abuse went unheeded for years. The subcommittee started its probe in the wake of a sentencing hearing for…

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Daniel Alfedsson inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame

Daniel Alfredsson hung up his skates in 2014 after a decorated NHL and international hockey career, but the former Senators captain hasn’t strayed too far from the game. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours before his Swedish countrymen were to play for their second straight world championship, Daniel Alfredsson reflected on how his life has changed since he has become a hockey dad. Alfredsson headlined the group of eight 2018 inductees to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame on the final day of competition in Copenhagen. “You’re never going…

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Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming, alleges cover-up of former coach’s sexual abuse

SEATTLE — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Wendy Guthrie, a former FBI executive, was named as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s senior director of athlete safety on Monday. Kukors Smith filed the lawsuit Monday in Superior Court in Orange County, California. She accuses Sean Hutchison of grooming her for sexual abuse when she was 13, starting to touch and kiss her when she was 16 and engaging…

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Shohei Ohtani on Home Run Derby: ‘I don’t think I’m at that level yet’

Ohtani has been involved in Home Run Derby conversation. After reporters asked him about participating in July’s Home Run Derby, Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani downplayed his ability Sunday. “I don’t think I’m at that level yet,” Ohtani said. “I’m honored to be in that conversation.” The two-way star pitched 7.2 innings against the Rays on Sunday, striking out nine and earning his fourth win of the season.  In 84 at-bats as a designated hitter, Ohtani has hit six home runs including a shot on Thursday. According to ESPN, Ohtani…

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Rafael Nadal wins Italian Open after thrilling final with Alexander Zverev

1:15 PM ET ESPN staff Rafael Nadal will head Roland Garros as the new world No. 1 after he claimed a record-extending eighth Italian Open title Sunday. Top seed Nadal, 31, profited from a timely rain delay at a break when he was down in the final set to hold off defending champion and No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in Rome. Nadal surrendered top spot in the ATP world rankings to Roger Federer last week after Nadal’s Madrid Open quarterfinal defeat to Dominic Thiem — the only…

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