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CAF African Footballer Of The Year Announced

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Egypt and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has described the year 2017 as an incredible one for him after he was crowned African Footballer of the year in Accra on Thursday. This is the first year CAF allowed captains of those teams to also vote for the continent's best player, it said. "I have ambitions and I have a dream". Read More »

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads All-Star Voting After First 12 Days

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The NBA All-Star Game voting has been live since December 21, and so far, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting the most attention. Full results from the National Basketball Association below. Facebook: Post the player's first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account. Read More »

Antonio Conte not expecting David Luiz to leave Chelsea in January

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I don't see a problem. Chiellini was ever-present in central defence during Conte's time in charge of Juventus , during which time the Old lady were utterly dominant in the Serie A. They've bolstered the central midfield options at Chelsea , with N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas also at Conte's disposal. Conte's attempts to keep his current squad happy are complicated by the fact that many are fighting to ensure their places at next summer's World Cup, and the former Italy manager ... Read More »

Wenger plays down Sanchez talk

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The Chilean's contract expires at the end of the season and Arsenal could be tempted to take the last opportunity to cash in on their star player before losing him on a free transfer. And Wenger put a straight bat to questions over the player's future. "You judge a player on whether he played well or not and you comment on it after that". Read More »

Todd Haley Injured During New Year's Eve Altercation Outside Local Bar

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Chances are, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley had a worse New Year's Eve than you. He reports that the coach suffered a hip injury in an incident outside the bar that did not involve police. It was about one year ago that Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested outside a Pittsburgh bar following the team's 30-12 wild-card victory over the Miami Dolphins . Read More »

Lonzo Ball back to doctor for shoulder issue

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Ball (bruised left shoulder) and Lopez (sprained right ankle) were cleared to practice after the Lakers re-evaluated their injuries Tuesday. Based on conversations the medical staff and the coaching staff have on Wednesday, both players may sit out Wednesday's high profile game against Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in favor of practicing on Thursday and returning on Friday night at Staples Center against the Charlotte Hornets. Read More »

Sharapova, Halep open 2018 season with victory

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The five-time major victor will next play 2017 Shenzhen finalist Alison Riske, who opened beat fifth-seeded Wang Qiang on Sunday. On the other hand, world number one Simona Halep strolled past Nicole Gibbs of America 6-4, 6-1 in her opening round of the tournament on Monday. Read More »

Everton edge closer to deal for Tosun

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And when asked on Friday about being linked with the 26-year-old Turkey worldwide, Allardyce said, "Him and many others, because we need a frontman if we can find one". We have a game against Liverpool on 5th of January. " James McCarthy has been out the best part of 18 months to two years, which is actually longer than Yannick although not with one serious injury but a number of little injuries". Read More »

Google glitch calls LaVar Ball founder of the National Basketball Association

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And yet Tuesday, he found another way to capture the screens of innocent Google searchers who just wanted to know who founded the National Basketball Association. Ball also told ESPN last month he plans to create the JBA, a league that would pay top college-aged players up to $10,000 month to play in a league that would replace the NCAA, whose amateurism rules prevent players from making money. Read More »

Ian Wright raves about Liverpool FC star ahead of Burnley trip

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They will be boosted by the return of James Tarkowski however, the 25-year-old defender now having served his three match ban for the incident involving Brighton & Hove Albion's Glenn Murray. Willian's second-half penalty and a Davide Zappacosta goal put the seal on a fourth win in five league games for Antonio Conte's men. "They're really good, organised, it's hard", continued the German, who believes an early goal could be crucial. Read More »

Meet the two newcomers in RCB side for IPL 2018 season

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After punching below their weight on a consistent basis in the first 10 editions, RCB are ringing in changes to their team management in a bid to lift the trophy for the first time. Joining Kirsten in the coaching roster is the recently-retired Ashish Nehra , who was also a part of the Indian team coached by Kirsten. Mumbai Indians are all set to retain their skipper Rohit Sharma along with Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal, while under- performing Delhi Daredevils may keep Rishabh Pant ... Read More »

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles seal comeback win

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The Saints are 13th with 20 points, while Palace are 17th with 19 points. If results do go against the Saints this week, it could see them fall into the drop zone for the first time this season. With 10 minutes remaining, the midfielder was found in acres of space by Andros Townsend and stroked the ball home first time to secure Palace's first win at Southampton in nine Premier League visits. Read More »

Jack Del Rio Firing Likely Paves the Way for Jon Gruden

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Get the app and get the game. The Raiders, who are slated to move to Las Vegas in 2020, would need to get the approval of all owners to give Gruden a piece of the team. A contract including an ownership stake would have to be approved by National Football League owners. Despite winning back-to-back division titles, the Raiders traded Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who dominated Oakland the following year in Super Bowl XXXVII. Read More »

Mixed emotions for Hodgson after City draw

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Both Dann and Puncheon are due to undergo scans this week once the swelling on their joints has subsided but early indications are that they have each suffered cruciate damage. Both players sustained their injuries while bringing down Kevin de Bruyne -they were each booked for their indiscretions - in Sunday's stalemate. Read More »

Muguruza retires with leg cramps at Brisbane

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Muguruza, who had the chance to take back the world number one spot from Simona Halep with a win this week, called it a day citing muscle cramps after Krunic had recovered from a set and 2-5 down to force a decider. Muguruza's run of injury woes in the tournament dates back to 2015 when she withdrew on the eve of the event with an ankle problem, before a left foot injury ended her 2016 campaign and a right thigh problem led to her semi-final retirement past year. Read More »

Indian skipper Kohli does the bhangra at Cape Town

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Now, the couple has taken off to South Africa for Virat's cricket series in the country, which is supposed to kick off by January 5. The No-1 Test team will take on the second-ranked Proteas that promises to be a tough contest to establish their domination. Read More »

Haryana: Man kills 6 with iron rod in 2 hours, arrested

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As per reports , out of the six deaths one took place inside a hospital while some took place at foot path. Dressed in a blue sweater and white pants, he is seen moving through what looks like a hospital corridor. The accused is an ex-serviceman, police added. The neighbours at the place, where the former Army officer lived, told reporters that he did not like to interact much and preferred to be alone. Read More »

Arsene Wenger concerned about tension between Sanchez and his teammates

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It is understood that some of Sanchez's teammates are not impressed by his recent performances, a perceived lack of effort in training and his conduct over his contract which will expire at the end of the season. His goals and assists - he provided the cross for Olivier Giroud's equaliser at Southampton and scored against Liverpool on December 22 - often mask poor overall performances. Read More »

Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov in Hopman Cup match

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If Sock can't take his place, the Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic will likely claim their spot in the playoff as the highest-ranked team in Group B. Roger Federer dismissed Japan's Yuichi Sugita 6-4 6-3 in just over an hour on Saturday to give Switzerland a winning start at the Hopman Cup and send out a signal to his opponents ahead of next month's Australian Open. Read More »

Everton 0-2 Man Utd - Martial & Lingard Score

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Rooney lost possession on the edge of United's box and a counter led by Mata went through Pogba before Martial, who had dropped to the edge of the box, placed his shot into the corner. Here's Sam Allardyce on why he has made seven changes: "Tired legs". "Not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player, he was a phenomenal player, that doesn't all mean we all have to be phenomenal". Read More »

Shock twist in Leon Goretzka's Munich move boosts Liverpool & Arsenal chances

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A case of some you win and some you lose we'd suggest! At just 22-years-old, the German represents a significant coup for whoever can bag him, but it seems like Liverpool have an advantage over their competitors. Jurgen Klopp will now have to look elsewhere to sign a replacement. The rumors from the last couple of days suggested that Leon Goretzka could boost Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team, but now it seems that Schalke's prodigy chose to move to the ranks of the German champions. Read More »

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO

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India on Monday once again noted that Pakistan had not yet granted consular access to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav , whom a military court in the neighbouring country put on death row. Amid strained ties with Pakistan, the government has also ruled out a bilateral cricket series. Signed on December 31st, 1988, the agreement entered into force on January 27th, 1991, and establishes that the two countries must inform each other of the nuclear facilities to be protected. Read More »

Gabriel Jesus faces lengthy spell on sidelines with knee ligament injury

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Gabriel Jesus has suffered a medial collateral ligament damage and is set for further tests to establish the extent of the injury, Manchester City confirmed on Monday night. On top of the injuries, David Silva has played just one of City's last five games due to personal reasons. Although he did not need to be taken off on a stretcher, Jesus did limp off the pitch in tears and coach Pep Guardiola said after the match that he could face up to two months out. Read More »

Rob Cross wins World Darts Championship final after stunning Phil Taylor

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He was relentless, he just doesn't stop putting you under pressure, and that's the way I used to be". We've got somebody now who's dedicated and wants to win. The significance of being born in the same year as Taylor's demolition job on Bristow was not lost on Cross - who has continually been compared to the great man. Read More »

Murray pulls out of Brisbane International

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Murray was set to make his competitive return at the Brisbane International this week after being sidelined since Wimbledon. The three-time grand slam champion confirmed he had withdrawn from the tournament after failing to train on Tuesday. Read More »

Leicester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings

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Mahrez has now been involved in 10 goals - scoring six - in Puel's 13 Premier League games in charge. In the second half, we made an error before the first goal and left Riyad Mahrez alone. Leicester suffered a blow just before the half-hour mark as captain Wes Morgan was forced off through injury, though they almost broke the deadlock a few moments later, Slimani putting an effort wide from 12 yards after a scramble in the area. Read More »

Rockets' Harden out for two weeks with leg injury

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Moments later Tucker swatted away a three-point attempt by the Lakers Kyle Kuzma. It took two overtime periods for the Rockets to finally best the Lakers. They were not able to tie it up at 119-119 until James Harden hit a free throw with 1:16 to go. In the two overtimes alone, he recorded 15 points and three assists to key Houston's victory. Read More »

We need to get back winning mentality, Manchester United's Pogba says

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The Portuguese coach underlined his reputation for picking fights with key figures in the game with further comments aimed at Scholes and other former United players such as Ryan Giggs who have criticised his side. They go from great potential to normal players. Lingard is giving that jump. Scholes, who has been a pundit for television network BT Sport since retiring in 2013 after spending his entire, trophy-laden career at United, had criticised Pogba for "strolling" during United's ... Read More »

Jesus relieved to avoid surgery on 'not very bad' MCL injury

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However, that news was tempered for the Premier League pace-setters last night when the club issued a statement revealing that Gabriel Jesus, their striker, suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his knee in Sunday's goalless draw with Crystal Palace . Read More »

Athletes With Local Ties Named to 2018 Olympic Hockey Rosters

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It includes college players Troy Terry from Denver, Jordan Greenway from Boston University, Borgen from St. Cloud State and Ryan Donato from Harvard. He previously played 40 regular-season National Hockey League games with the Colorado Avalanche and the Washington Capitals. Read More »

Playoff drought over for Bills

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Buffalo will travel to Jacksonville for wild-card round at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Preston's TD overturned: Bills linebacker Preston Brown returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, but the play was reversed on a replay because Landry had stepped out of bounds before losing the ball. Read More »