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Gary Neville gives his thoughts on the Dimitri Payet situation Gary Neville gives his thoughts on the Dimitri Payet situation
- January 14, 2017

Slaven Bilic feels "let down and angry" at Dimitri Payet's revelation that he wants to leave West Ham. Poor old Bilic has been having to do it for half a season already and can now look forward to Spring with a more positive attitude about his team and his own position. (more...)
Transfers to Swansea City
- January 13, 2017

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says that his club are "in talks" with Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City over moves for Tom Carroll and Martin Olsson. Swansea are second from bottom after 20 matches but are only one point behind 17th-place Crystal Palace. Swansea City are set to complete the signing Luciano Narsingh, while manager Paul Clement has no desire to sell Fernando Llorente or Gylfi Sigurdsson. (more...)
Tom Brady isn't sleeping on the Texans and neither should you Tom Brady isn't sleeping on the Texans and neither should you
- January 13, 2017

They finished off the regular season by beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14 to finish the season with a ideal 8-0 road record. No team allows less yards than the Texans (301.3 per game), which is why they've made it this far. Denver (Super Bowl 50), Seattle (XLVIII), the New York Giants (four separate times), and others have proven it repeatedly. "He is a premier back and a good reason why they're in the position they're in", Branch said. (more...)
Schneiderlin close to Everton move, says Mourinho Schneiderlin close to Everton move, says Mourinho
- January 13, 2017

The France worldwide has found himself completely frozen out by Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, and he has made just three Premier League appearances all season. "So if this is what he wants, I'm happy for a very good professional", he added. Schneiderlin has played a total of 47 games in his 18 months with United, but has started only three cup matches in 2016-17. (more...)
Steve Smith: Giants' Victor Cruz should've stopped Miami trip
- January 13, 2017

I'll take a little time to reflect on this season and look at things I need to improve on and start working on for next year. "I don't think anyone's anxious about anything other than making sure that he's healthy and that he's ready to go come next year", Cruz said. (more...)
DA drops three of five charges against Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Joey Porter
- January 13, 2017

Charges of aggravated assault involving the officer and a simple assault charge for Porter's conflict with the bouncer are among the charges being dropped. Though its investigations are generally driven by formal complaints of police misconduct, the board has reviewed other high-profile arrests or police incidents, Pittinger said. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis airball leads to TJ McConnell game-winning shot Kristaps Porzingis airball leads to TJ McConnell game-winning shot
- January 13, 2017

Embiid is winning over 76ers fan with his play, and his dance moves are likely to further endear him to them. 76ers T.J. McConnell led the game in assists, with 7. "It feels really good ". They made just 18.2 percent (4of 22) of their three-point shots. "We should be telling ourselves this is unacceptable", Anthony said , via the New York Daily News . (more...)
Conte Targets Two Strikers In January Conte Targets Two Strikers In January
- January 13, 2017

Conte is reported to be unconvinced by the quality of £33m ($40m) summer signing Michy Batshuayi, who is yet to start a match for the Blues in the Premier League. Llorente putting pen to paper with the Blues now looks like a matter of time, it remains unclear whether they will look to make further additions this month. (more...)
Andy Murray Reveals He Wants to Work in Football
- January 12, 2017

He seemed certain to wrap up the victory serving at 5-4 but a couple of missed backhands and courageous aggression from Murray led to him missing out on his three match points. Yet just when Murray seemed to be taking control physically, with Djokovic looking increasingly tired, the Serbian produced an inspirational game to break to love at 3-3. (more...)
Broncos hire Vance Joseph as new coach Broncos hire Vance Joseph as new coach
- January 12, 2017

The Broncos decided not to conduct a large search as Elway zeroed in on the type of candidate he wanted. Joseph's younger brother Terry is also a coach. As an undrafted free agent out of Colorado in 1995, Joseph played two seasons in the National Football League as a defensive back, despite never playing the position in college. (more...)
What Bills fans need to know about new coach Sean McDermott What Bills fans need to know about new coach Sean McDermott
- January 12, 2017

McDermott has spent the last six seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers (6-10) where he has built a sterling resume. Two weeks after firing Rex Ryan, the Buffalo Bills appear to have found the right man for the job. (more...)
Tennis star Sharapova set for comeback at Stuttgart tournament in April
- January 11, 2017

The tournament in Stuttgart starts two days before the Russian's suspension runs out and she will not be allowed to attend until the day of her match. "(It).is certain to be one of the sporting and emotional highlights of our anniversary tournament ". Since scoring a partial victory in her appeal, Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation have engaged in a bit of public relations battle with Sharapova telling PBS host Charlie Rose her appeal is a "repudiation" of the ITF and ... (more...)
Laine named an National Hockey League all-star
- January 11, 2017

If Laine can't play in the All-Star Game, either centre Mark Scheifele or left-winger Nikolaj Ehlers would be good choices to replace him. Here is more on the All Star game from the Associated Press. The rosters also include Alex Ovechkin , Evgeni Malkin , John Tavares and Chicago teammates Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith. The Los Angeles Kings will be represented by forward Jeff Carter and defenseman Drew Doughty in their home rink. (more...)
FA want fair deal on extra World Cup finalists FA want fair deal on extra World Cup finalists
- January 11, 2017

The 48 teams that qualify will be divided into 16 groups of three, with the top two from each group progressing to the next round. Federation Internationale de Football Association has projected the increased profit from a 48-team tournament , which will have 16 extra games and attract more money from broadcasting and sponsorship partners, at US$640 million (NZ$915 million). (more...)
Jaguars name Doug Marrone interim coach for final 2 games
- January 10, 2017

Marrone was then installed as the interim head coach. Long before he was leading the Giants on two improbable Super Bowl runs, he was serving as Jaguars head man from 1995-2002, leading the club to four straight postseasons from 1996-1999. Marrone also has been a head coach on the collegiate level, going 25-25 at Syracuse from 2009 to 2012. The Bills went 9-7 in Marrone's second season in 2014, the franchise's only winning record since 2004. (more...)
Is Barcelona boss Luis Enrique out of his depth? Is Barcelona boss Luis Enrique out of his depth?
- January 10, 2017

There was plenty of controversy as well, as Barcelona were denied a penalty twice after two clear handballs by Villarreal players inside the penalty area. Luis Enrique was able to field his strongest possible backline for the match against Athletic by handing the quartet of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Sergio Roberto and Jordi Alba starts but disappointingly, all four players did not perform to their full potential on the night. (more...)
Improve your game or go home, says Ian Chappel to Pakistan Improve your game or go home, says Ian Chappel to Pakistan
- January 10, 2017

Misbah resisted for 98 balls before he went after O'Keefe and skied to the safe hands of Lyon at mid-off for 38 - his highest score of a struggling series . Selectors will meet later this week but Lehmann has confirmed there will be no reserve wicketkeeper in India, leaving Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill in a battle for one spot in the side. (more...)
Serie A outfit confirm €65m Arsenal offer for talismanic striker
- January 10, 2017

Torino claim to have rejected a £56million offer from Arsenal for striker Andrea Belotti. In turn, it's no surprise that he's attracting interest from around Europe, and speculation this week did link him with a move to Arsenal . "We'll see what happens in the future but we intend on keeping [Belotti]". However Arsenal have denied a bid was made. "I've proved throughout my life that I'm more of a buyer than a seller, in fact I've never sold anything". (more...)
Cal Fires Head Coach Sonny Dykes
- January 09, 2017

He finished with a 19-30 record. Naturally, everybody had the same thought the minute news of Dykes' ouster broke, especially because the move happened so late in this year's coaching cycle, just three and a half weeks before signing day: Could California already have an available big name in mind? As you'd expect, those interviews didn't sit well with the administration at Cal, as it always felt like Dykes had a foot out the door and was looking for something else. (more...)
Matsuyama 3 shots back at Tournament of Champions Matsuyama 3 shots back at Tournament of Champions
- January 09, 2017

Jason Day is hoping to keep his top-10 streak alive at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, with the world No.1 moving to a share of 10th midway through the final round. His only stumble came when he made bogey at the par-four seventh. Even with four wedges in hand over the final five holes, he had to settle for pars and a 67. (more...)
Patrik Laine out indefinitely with concussion Patrik Laine out indefinitely with concussion
- January 09, 2017

The hit did not appear high, or late, and McCabe did not receive a penalty on the play. "Tested out last night, see doctor's again today". The Jets lost the game 4-3, and it was not too surprising that Laine was not on the ice for Winnipeg's practice Sunday morning. (more...)
Corey Anderson confident after record innings Corey Anderson confident after record innings
- January 09, 2017

Corey Anderson's unbeaten 41-ball 94 and Kane Williamson's 57-ball 60 gave New Zealand a 27-run win over Bangladesh in the third Twenty20 global at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday (January 8) and a clean sweep. Rubel Hossain was the most successful of the Tigers' bowlers, with figures of 3-31 from his four overs, but it was to no avail as the visitors fell short of their target in the Bay of Plenty. (more...)
John Terry: Chelsea may appeal against red card in FA Cup win
- January 09, 2017

When you've as many miles on the clock as John Terry, a pacey striker running at you in a one on one situation isn't exactly ideal . "It is a pity when this happens because to take a red card is not good". NATHAN AKE has had his loan spell at Bournemouth cut short by Antonio Conte. He can play on the left or in the middle and we must see in training if he can play at wing-back. (more...)
Youngest Reds team held by plucky Plymouth
- January 09, 2017

Klopp brought on first-team forwards Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino during the second half but to no avail as he side continued to be frustrated. "We made mistakes in the game and always with the boys, the good things they are responsible for and the bad things I am responsible for". Plymouth , who are second as they challenge for promotion from League Two, limited Liverpool to four shots on target during the match. (more...)
What Houston thinks of Texans
- January 09, 2017

The Raiders rookie quarterback struggled in Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Texans, throwing three interceptions in the 27-14 loss. A wave of optimism swept over the Bay Area however, because Oakland has a veteran backup quarterback in Penn State alum Matt McGloin . "I'm just embracing the opportunity to go out there, have fun, let it all hang out", Cook said. (more...)