Basketball

NBA — Celtics pick up pieces without Gordon Hayward

BOSTON — This was supposed to be a celebration. The Boston Celtics’ home opener on Wednesday night was supposed to be our first glimpse of the team’s two new stars — Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward — together in a regular-season game on the TD Garden floor. But all that got dashed when Hayward landed […]

Football

Liverpool v Man Utd: BBC Sport readers pick combined XI

Two multi-million pound squads, one starting XI. With Liverpool hosting Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, we merged both groups of players in our selector tool and asked you to pick the strongest side possible. About 80,000 of you chose your preferred team, with Manchester United’s players proving much more popular. Only two […]

Football

Liverpool v Manchester United: Pick your combined XI

Romelu Lukaku or Daniel Sturridge? Marcus Rashford or Mohamed Salah? Paul Pogba or Philippe Coutinho? Liverpool play Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday at 12:30 BST. It is not easy but if you could select from both squads based on what you’ve seen so far this season, who would make your […]

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New York Knicks sign former lottery pick Trey Burke

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The New York Knicks signed former lottery pick Trey Burke on Wednesday, the team announced. Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, averaged five points and 1.8 assists in 12 minutes per game last season with the Washington Wizards. Trey Burke has a career average of 10.6 points per […]

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England qualify for World Cup: Pick your team for Russia 2018

Do you keep Joe Hart in goal? Is there a partner for Harry Kane? How can you nail that tricky midfield combination? England defeated Slovenia 1-0 on Thursday to qualify for the 2018 World Cup – but in many ways the hard work starts now. It ended badly against Iceland in England’s last major tournament […]