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Diego Simeone plans to use Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa together

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Costa, who fired Atletico to a first league title in 18 years in 2014, agreed a return to the club for almost double the price he left for when joining Chelsea just two months after that success. The Spain global is eager to begin his second spell at Atletico after being confined to the club's training ground since September, shackled by the club's ban on registering new players. Read More »

Pep Guardiola gives Alexis Sanchez transfer update after Gabriel Jesus injury

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Initial suspicions were that it could be a cruciate knee injury, similar to those suffered by team-mates Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan, and he is reported to have left Selhurst Park on crutches. Jesus has scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for City and a lengthy spell on the sidelines could force Pep Guardiola into the transfer market in January, with Aguero his only other recognised striker. Read More »

Great Way To End Year - Antonio Conte Delights As Chelsea Crush Stoke

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Danny Drinkwater further dampened Stoke's spirits six minutes later as he rifled a half-volley home from almost 25 metres to score his first-ever goal for the club. From the first to the final whistle, Antonio Conte's side were all over the visitors as Antonio Rudiger's header put us ahead in the third minute. Read More »

John Elway expected to watch Sam Darnold at USC

I'll look at everything and make my decision after that ". "I don't think one game can define Sam Darnold , because if you watch film, you know he's the best quarterback around", receiver Michael Pittman Jr. "We've got plenty of time", Helton said. If he's the first one on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, that'll be a better look than a quiet walk off the field as Ohio State players celebrated. Read More »

New Giants GM Dave Gettleman fires draft boss Marc Ross

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While the Giants hit on some early picks, most notably 2014 first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr . and 2015 second-round pick Landon Collins , but it looks like 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers and 2016 first-round pick Eli Apple are en route to being busts. Read More »

Raiders to pursue Jon Gruden for coaching job

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden grimaces as he speaks to the media during his weekly news conference Monday Dec. 29, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. But it might be a different home that Gruden goes back to next season. Gruden previously coached the Raiders from 1998 through 2001 before being traded to the Buccaneers for multiple draft picks and then defeating the Raiders in the Super Bowl . Read More »

Chelsea vs. Stoke City live stream info, TV channel, time

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Willian and Davide Zappacosta added a touch of gloss to proceedings with late goals to leave Conte content with his side's end to the calendar year. But to finish this year in this way is great for me, the players, the club and our fans. "For us and the other top teams in England it will be very tough [to catch City]", he said. "We've scored less, but we've conceded less, too". Stoke City boss Mark Hughes admitted his side were stretched after a hectic Christmas schedule, as they were ... Read More »

Newcastle boss Benitez feels for players after Brighton stalemate

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Benitez was pleased with the togetherness of his side as they dealt with the well-organised Seagulls, who dictated for a fair amount of the game. "That would be the ideal way to head into 2018, and hopefully we'll be going into the New Year with a win under our belt and a little bit higher in the table". Read More »

Liberty Bowl Iowa State vs Memphis: Preview and Prediction

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The Autozone Liberty Bowl will be a contest between the Iowa State Cyclones and the No. 20 Memphis Tigers. The Iowa State Cyclones face off against the #20 Memphis Tigers in the Liberty Bowl on ABC on Saturday afternoon. Lazard returned the favor Saturday by overturning a Memphis helmet that sat on a table while he collected awards as the Liberty Bowl's MVP and offensive player of the game. Read More »

Morata rejects Pochettino claims over Tottenham transfer

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But Morata has denied that conversation, though he did confirm speaking with the Spurs boss and claimed that Pochettino told him he would partner Kane in a two-pronged attack if he decided on a switch to the English capital. "We talk about everything and I always say thanks to Diego". Morata will be hoping to add to his 10 Premier League goals when his Chelsea side host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Swans hit back to stun Watford and boost survival hopes

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But Jordan Ayew levelled in the 86th minute and substitute Luciano Narsingh scored an unlikely victor with the match heading into injury time. Swansea scored twice in the last five minutes to beat Watford 2-1, moving them up to 19th in the table, ahead of West Bromwich Albion. Read More »

Serena Williams reflects on the year she became a mom

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The exhibition match in Abu Dhabi against Jelena Ostapenko was the American's first match for 11 months. Although the American has not officially confirmed that she will play at the Australian Open, Williams remains registered for the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne, where she won while she was pregnant the last time round. Read More »

Keytaon Thompson has 3 TDs as #23 Mississippi State wins TaxSlayer Bowl

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According to the Florida Times-Union, Jackson plans to announce whether he will enter the National Football League draft or return for his senior season sometime after the bowl game. Jackson, who finished second place in Heisman voting this year, now has 130 total yards and two touchdowns to his credit. Speaking of good company, Jackson also joined the 50-50 club in the game. Read More »

Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona

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Both teams don't have a whole lot of penalties. Myles Gaskin was a threat on the ground and catching the ball, too. Washington will certainly rely on the run game , but they are certainly not one-dimensional. "You're talking about both teams that can win on special teams , can win on offense, can win on defense". What if Penn State closed the Trojans out? The Nittany Lions had an extremely impressive start to their season, defeating their first seven opponents, including #19 MI. Read More »

Manchester City quality nothing new for Premier League, says Roy Hodgson

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The Cherries were involved in a six-goal thriller on Boxing Day though couldn't find a victor and will end the year in the bottom three should the lose to the Toffees. Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham is close to recovering from a long-term injury but remains a doubt for the clash. After beating Watford 2-1 in their last home game, Palace overcame Leicester City 3-0 away before being held by basement side Swansea City at the Liberty stadium last weekend. Read More »

Bournemouth 2-1 Everton

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The Cherries claimed a dramatic 3-3 draw with West Ham United on Boxing Day, with Callum Wilson's controversial equaliser handing them a share of the spoils. Everton have played to scoreless draws in their past two games against Chelsea and West Brom. Manager Sam Allardyce's ability to stabilize the Toffees' defense has helped steady the ship and get Everton going in the right direction. Read More »

Luv Tyagi is lucky again, Priyank Sharma gets evicted

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She also asked her why Hina commented on Puneesh's looks. At first, Puneesh and Hina didn't really buy it but soon, Hina got a bit serious when Akash's mother also agreed that the two were indeed dating. As we know already, Priyank and Luv were nominated this week and one had to be eliminated today. After getting gifts from the contestants, their family members get extremely emotional and cry a lot. Read More »

Antetokounmpo's late basket lifts Bucks past Thunder 97-95

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He's the No. 6 fantasy player in nine-cat leagues this season and could continue to climb the list as long as he can stay healthy. Stafford later told a pool reporter that the play wasn't reviewable. "Obviously, he stepped out of bounds; everybody knows that". The Bucks led the Thunder by as many as 22 in Oklahoma City , but Westbrook led a furious charge to keep OKC in the game. Read More »

Warriors star reportedly cleared to play Saturday against Grizzlies

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The teams have split their two matchups so far this season. The Warriors drop to a regular season win/loss record of 28-8, but they retain their spot at the top of the Western Conference. Chris Paul returned after missing three games with a thigh injury, but couldn't reverse the Rockets' fortunes. Conley hasn't played a game since the 110-103 loss to Milwaukee Bucks on November 13. Read More »

Henry: Sanchez celebrations reveal Arsenal player rift

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He told Sky Sports: "There is a division in the team". Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was in the Sky Sports studio with Graeme Souness and the pair dissected the players celebration for Sanchez's first goal. There have been lingering questions about the forward all season after his failed attempt at a move to Manchester City , and with Arsene Wenger refusing to sell him this January at a cut price, it seems Alexis will have to remain at the club for the next six months, and ... Read More »

LaLiga: Real Madrid set Ronaldo's transfer fee as exit looms

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Perez are reportedly in disagreement over a player said to be on Los Blancos' transfer wish list. That is because the club are seemingly looking to sign a player who could set them back £133million. " Manchester United gave me that opportunity, above all thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson, and obviously Jorge helped me to get there". Read More »

George Weah set to win Liberia presidential runoff

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He subsequently had spells in English clubs, Chelsea and Manchester City. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , who is at the end of her second six-year term, will transfer power to Weah in the nation's first democratic transition since 1944. Read More »

Johnny Manziel cleared to join the CFL for the 2018 season

The Tiger-Cats worked him out in August and came away impressed with his skills. The CFL extended the window for further evaluation. The 25-year-old captured the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and was selected in the first round, No. Hamilton (6-12) finished third in the East Division a year ago and missed the CFL playoffs. "He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do". Read More »

Clayton Thorson injures knee vs

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The sophomore had just been thrown backward for a loss of 7 yards by a herd of Northwestern defenders. At the time of the ejection, Snell had six carries for 15 yards. The Cats trailed 17-7 at the half, but Johnson came back - as Johnson has done in so many games in his two-year United Kingdom career - and guided United Kingdom 74 yards down the field and ran in a 3-yard score to make it 17-14 Northwestern . Read More »

All smiles from the Liverpool boys as they train ahead of Leicester

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Liverpool (4th, 38 points): The Reds are in fourth place, and all they are thinking about is distancing themselves from fifth so they can enter the Champions League again next season. Van Dijk joins Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Mane as players who have joined from the south coast and who are now playing in the first team. Read More »

Jonathan Vilma Pats Only Signed Harrison for Intel

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Sunday won't be the first time that Beachum and Harrison have faced off against one another outside of practices when they were teammates in Pittsburgh, however. It's like that every year. "You never know. He may be at that point where he's so mad, he probably just said, 'All right, I don't really know the playbook this year, but I'm (gonna) take the whole playbook to Bill (Belichick ) and let him do what he does'". Read More »

Bucs sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018

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Koetter is 13-18 during his two seasons as Bucs head coach, including a pair of five-game losing streaks this season. Tampa Bay hired Koetter to further develop then-sophomore Jameis Winston , who was the No. There's a chance that they end up being the only team in the NFC South not to reach the playoffs. He also spent time as the offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles among his offensive coaching stints in the NFL. Read More »

Colts QB Andrew Luck optimistic despite nagging shoulder injury

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The Colts (3-12) have certainly struggled this season without Luck as they sit at the bottom of the AFC South standings. Luck said he didn't undergo any insane treatment while he was in Europe, he just wanted to work with a particular trainer that he's worked with in the past. Read More »

Wonderful surprise and awesome feeling: Viswanathan Anand

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At the end of the fifteen rounds, Anand remained unbeaten in the competition with six wins and nine draws. But, since two other men, Vladimir Fedoseev and Ian Nepomniachtchi, both of Russian Federation, also scored the same number of points, a tie-breaker was required to decide the victor. Read More »

UFC 219: Can Lightening Be Caught in a Bottle Twice?

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With the UFC in need of more pay-per-view worthy bouts, Cyborg was finally given a title bout against Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 where she claimed championship gold in the Octagon. Her only setback was in December of 2011 where she failed a post-fight drug test for Stanozolol that led to a one-year suspension. Holm dominated throughout. Read More »