Former NFL running back Joe McKnight has been killed in an apparent road-rage incident in New Orleans.According to reports, there was a shooting on Thursday afternoon and that family members identified McKnight at the scene."A witness, who declined to give her name, said she was leaving a store in the area when she saw a man at the intersection yelling at another man, who was trying to apologise.
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has reiterated his 'dream' to play for Manchester United and says Jose Mourinho is the right man for Old Trafford.The 30-year-old is a huge fan of the Red Devils and has offered his services on a number of occasions in the past.Bolt plans to retire in 2017 and says he has 'genuinely' held talks about becoming a footballer once his career in Athletics ends
Mercedes have pinpointed the cause of the engine blowout that forced Lewis Hamilton to retire while leading the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, and have put safeguards in place to avoid a repeat heading into this weekend's race in Japan.Hamilton's hopes of leapfrogging fellow Mercedes driver and championship leader Nico Rosberg in the standings were hit when his engine burst into flames with 16
An Iranian cyclist has died following a crash during a road race at the Rio Paralympics. Bahman Golbarnezhad was treated at the scene and was later taken to hospital.The crash took place as he was going down a steep hill during the men's C4/C5 race, according to officials. Iran's NPC later confirmed he had died. He was 48.Iran's NPC said in a statement: "Regretfully, IR IRAN NPC announces that Mr.
The family of a teenage women's pro-footballer believed to have been struck and killed by a train have paid tribute to 'a vibrant, generous and fun-loving girl'.Zoe Tynan, 18, played for Everton and Manchester City before joining FA Women's Premier League side Fylde ahead of the new season.Flowers have been laid in her memory at West Allerton station in Liverpool, where the England U19 player is b
South Africa's Caster Semenya has won gold in the women's 800m at the Olympics in Rio on Saturday night local time. It is Team South Africa's second gold medal of the Games following Wayde van Niekerk's world record run in the men's 400m, and it takes the country's total medal tally to 10. Semenya had stayed close to the field for most of the race but, in now familiar fashion, she accelerated in t
Usain Bolt confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter of all time and arguably the finest track and field athlete by helping Jamaica win the 4x100m relay on Friday (19 August) for his third gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games and his ninth in total.It means he has completed an unprecedented 'triple-triple' by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at three consecutive Olympic Games."There
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has finally presented the show in his pants, after promising to do so if Leicester City won the Premier League.Shortly after the Foxes wrapped up the title last season, a seemingly mis-guided tweet by the former England international was brought up by many on social media.Presumably posted in the euphoria after his beloved Leicester beat Chelsea 2-1 last Dec
A French gymnast's leg break on the first day of Rio 2016 shocked many across the globe but the agony didn't end there for Samir Ait Said, as footage from later in the evening shows him being dropped as he was loaded into an ambulance.Medics treating the injured Frenchman dropped his stretcher – making the 26-year-old's day to forget even more painful.It happened shortly after he landed at an aw
New Bordeaux forward Jeremy Menez lost part of his ear in an incident with Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong.The Frenchman had only joined Bordeaux on Monday after spending two seasons with Serie A outfit AC Milan. He entered the pre-season friendly against Lorient in the 62nd minute but had to be taken off 15 minutes later after losing part of his right ear. Menez was inadvertently stepped on by Lo
Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife were fatally shot by their teenage son in the family's Houston home early Friday, police said.Armstrong's wife, Dawn, was pronounced dead in their bedroom after their 16-year-old son dialled 911 around 1:30 a.m. Antonio Armstrong was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but multiple local media outlets reported that he had died later in the
Tens of thousands of pounds has been raised for a young footballer who lost both his legs in a horrific crash.Shaun Whiter, 27, had gone to the aid of his friend Joey Abbs, 31, who had a flat tyre when a speeding car smashed into the pair and drove off without stopping.Shaun, who played for Newmarket Football Club, took the brunt of the impact but Joey was also crushed, suffering a serious injury
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been jailed for 21 months – along with his father Jorge – over three tax frauds.Prosecutors said that Messi and his father defrauded Spanish tax authorities of 4.1m euros (£3.5m) over the period 2007-2009.The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes.The sentence can be appealed through t
A moment of brilliance from Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes' late header sealed Wales' place in a first major tournament semi-final as they came from behind to beat Belgium 3-1 at Euro 2016.Friday's contest marked Wales' first quarter-final in 58 years, their other run to the last eight coming in the country's only previous appearance at a senior international competition, the 1958 World Cup in Swed
Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight boxing champion who was known as much for his social conscience and staunch opposition to the Vietnam War as for his dazzling boxing skills, died Friday.Ali, who had a long battle with Parkinson's disease, was taken to a Phoenix area hospital earlier this week where he was being treated for a respiratory issue. He was 74.Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on J