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´King Kazu´ Miura signs new Yokohama deal aged 50

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Professional soccer player Kazuyoshi Miura has broken his own record for oldest player to sign a contract in the J-League. Aged just 15, Miura left Japan to travel to Brazil to pursue his football dream in 1982. He blazed a trail for Japanese players in Europe when he joined Italy's Genoa in 1994, and scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan. Miura has been with current club Yokohama FC since 2005, signing as a veteran 38-year-old. Read More »

Houston Rockets: 3 keys to defeating the Blazers on Wednesday

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As for the Blazers, Damian Lillard (right calf strain) has missed the last two games, and he also missed five consecutive games between December 22 and January 1. He finished with 12 points and has scored in double digits in seven straight games for the first time since 2015. Portland's Ed Davis was called for a flagrant foul late in the third when he hit Tarik Black in the right eye as Black dunked. Read More »

Heat's James Johnson, Toronto's Serge Ibaka suspended one game for fight

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In the end, he racked up 17 points in the second half. "They are always prepared, they always play the right way and they are always defensively disciplined", Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, per Yahoo Sports. Ordinarily, this would be a great test for the Toronto Raptors , an opportunity to gauge their new-found offensive philosophies against the best the National Basketball Association has to offer, in consecutive outings. Read More »

OL coach Hiestand leaving to join Bears

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During his tenure, four Notre Dame offensive linemen - Zack Martin, Chris Watt, Ronnie Stanley and Nick Martin - were all drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft since 2013, with two more - Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey - expected to join that group. Read More »

Jay Bruce returning to New York Mets

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Bruce spent a little more than year with the Mets after coming over in a trade from the Reds at the trade deadline in 2016. He was hitting.254 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI before being traded to the Indians . The deal between the Amazins and Bruce is pending physical, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal . Bruce is aware the Mets expect him to play some first base this season, with Dominic Smith still trying to prove himself as an everyday player. Read More »

John DeShazier: Coach Sean Payton praises Case Keenum, Vikings defense

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Keenum will get the start on Sunday when the Vikings play host to New Orleans in an NFC Divisional playoff game. One key for the Vikings offense in a possible rematch: center Pat Elflein, who did not play against the Panthers on December 10 because of a shoulder injury, is expected to be ready for the Vikings' Jan. Read More »

MLB Sports Agent Accused Of Filming His Clients In The Shower

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FanRag Sports reported that a player, whom it did not identify, found the camera while using a shower at Wood's home. Last April, Wood's original firm, Arland Sports, was acquired by Career Sports Entertainment . "We take pride in working with people who represent these values", Danny Martoe, president of CSE Talent, said in a statement. "It's unfortunate that CSE Talent aligned itself with someone who didn't uphold these same standards and therefore we choose to terminate with cause ... Read More »

England vs Nigeria and Costa Rica in June World Cup warm-up friendlies

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Alongside their African and Central American oppositions, England will take on fellow European powerhouse, Belgium while Nigeria , in Group D, will battle Argentina, Croatia and debutant Iceland. The FA are yet to confirm the games, and Completesportsnigeria.com has written to the body to seek confirmation of the Super Eagles friendly. England will face Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up game in June, sources have told ESPN FC, after Gareth Southgate handpicked the Central American ... Read More »

National Hockey League announces 2018 All-Star rosters

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The Arlington, Texas native will be making his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance. The NHL released its 2018 All-Star Game rosters on Wednesday. One Red Wing was named to this year's All-Star Game, defenseman Mike Green. All 31 teams must have at least one representative with the divisional teams limited to six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies. Read More »

Wages stalling Liverpool striker Sturridge's move to Newcastle

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But the Reds' striker has struggled to hold down a place in Jurgen Klopp's starting line-up with just five starts during the current campaign. While a temporary deal would suit Inter down to a T, as it saves them money, the Italian newspaper explain the only way Liverpool will let the England worldwide go is via a full transfer. Read More »

Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

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The troubling silence surrounding the absence of sophomore guard Andrew Jones ended Wednesday morning. Before his diagnosis, Jones had ambitions of someday playing in the National Basketball Association. Jones, 20, was a McDonald's High School All-American and was ranked in the top 20 players as a recruit before he committed to the University of Texas, according to his bio on the Longhorns athletics website . Read More »

Steph Curry Slipped At Practice And Is OUT Tonight, Friday's Game Uncertain

Curry was ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a sprained ankle. He had played in five consecutive games since making his return, averaging 35.2 points while shooting 57 per cent from the field. The boost he provided helped to separate the team a bit from the second place Houston Rockets in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, this will mark the first contest this season that Thompson has missed as he was the only Warriors player to play in the ... Read More »

Salah returns to Liverpool training

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At the age of just 25, Salah is not yet at the peak of his career and is likely to only get better over the next two years. The England global was initially sidelined by illness before suffering a muscle injury that has kept him out of the first-team picture since. Read More »

Alabama RB Damien Harris will return to school for senior season

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He could even be a top 10 caliber pick, possessing speed, great hands and excellent route-running ability. "I am so grateful and so blessed to have been part of a mighty rolling tide, that will keep on rolling and rolling forever". Specifically in 2017's National Championship season, Ridley caught 63 passes for 967 yards and five TDs. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Read More »

Board of Coal India approves revision in non-coking coal prices

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The stock jumped as much as 7.7 per cent to Rs 310 after the announcement. The company increased prices of thermal coal by an average 9%. The increase would be applicable to all subsidiaries for the regulated and the non-regulated sectors, the company said in a regulatory filing. Read More »

Yusuf Pathan suspended for 5 months for doping

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But the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) own anti-doping mechanism has made it sure that he would not miss even a single game of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), where he will be featuring in the open auctions on January 27 and 28. Read More »

Sevilla will report Man United to UEFA amid ticket war

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Sevilla are charging United supporters £ 89 for a ticket in the uncovered away end at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. UEFA rules stipulate that at least five per cent of a stadium capacity's should be available to visiting supporters, yet Sevilla claim United have not offered them 3,800 tickets for security reasons. Read More »

Pirates Trade Pitcher Gerrit Cole To Houston Astros

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The prospects changing hands in the deal are still unknown, but outfielder Derek Fisher was one of the names being discussed initially. With a star-studded outfield that features George Springer and Josh Reddick, the Astros are dealing from a surplus of talent. Read More »

Flight activity resumes at JFK after water main break, but delays persist

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It was unclear what caused the water problem, which sent about 3 inches of water into the terminal's west end. Andrea Collavo and his girlfriend were supposed to fly home to Italy on Friday after a vacation in the USA, but flight cancellations and delays meant they were still trying to get into the air days later. Read More »

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi tells star to leave after Philippe Coutinho signing

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Barça, which now leads the La Liga standings and has qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League tournament, said Coutinho's contract would include a 400 million euro ($481 million) buyout clause. "They were men of their word with me and I gave them everything". It is outranked only by PSG's signing of Neymar, and PSG's capture of French striker Kylian Mbappe for a deal that will eventually be worth 180 million euros. Read More »

Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

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The Seattle Seahawks are expected to make some significant changes this offseason, and at least one of them will be to their coaching staff. "We've already seen how that goes", he explained to reporters . Bevell's playcalling helped put Seattle at or near the top of the league in rushing from 2012-2015, but much of that was also due to the presence of running back Marshawn Lynch , Wilson's scrambling ability, and an offensive line that was better in the earlier half of Bevell's tenure. Read More »

Only Messi and Neymar more expensive than Kane

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Only last month Ronaldo won a fifth career Ballon d'Or award, while he also took the FIFA Best Player prize and UEFA player of the year award during a year in which he was easily the most decisive player as Madrid won five trophies including the Champions League and La Liga. Read More »

Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf

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Eliot Wolf , highly regarded during 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers , was hired on January 10 as the Browns assistant general manager, the Browns announced. Team president Mark Murphy went with Brian Gutekunst, the Packers' director of player personnel. The team also blocked him from taking several interviews for open general manager jobs in recent years. Read More »

Serena Williams Needed Emergency C-Section, Details Health Problems After Giving Birth

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The next day, Serena felt short of breath and went to get a nurse. Williams, who had to stop taking her anticoagulant medications leading up the delivery, was right, and had indeed developed several clots in her lungs. "I guess that's just who I am", Serena said. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: "I absolutely want more Grand Slams". Read More »

Matt Patricia prefers Giants' job over Lions'

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While there has been plenty of buzz around Matt Patricia possibly taking over as the Lions head coach, it appears as though the Patriots defensive coordinator has emerged as the favorite for another opening. National Football League rules state Patricia can not execute a contract until the Patriots' season ends. Patricia was on the sidelines for both of them, first as the Patriots' linebackers coach and then as their safeties coach. Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry leaves game due to back spasm after hard fall

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The Raptors haven't announced his status for Tuesday's game versus the Miami Heat , but it wouldn't be surprising if he has to miss a few games. This isn't the first on-court altercation Ibaka has been involved in. In addition to the Ibaka x Johnson scuffle, things got heated n the final seconds between stars DeMar DeRozan and Goran Dragic , who got into each other's faces. Read More »

Zidane Holds Real Madrid Crucial Team Talk, Hits Back At Critics

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Real Madrid chief coach Zinedine Zidane is the ideal person despite the recent spate of poor results, the capital football club's former defender Francisco Pavon feels. "To be united in such a phrase with a legend like Zidane just made me proud", Pavon said. The 45-year-old added that he relished adversity, an encouraging sign for fans of the club who are 16 points behind archrivals Barcelona in La Liga. Read More »

Villas-Boas hospitalized after Dakar Rally crash

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Better luck next time! The former manager, who guided Porto to the 2011 UEFA Europa League title, chose to test his driving skills this year by participating in the famously unsafe race, which had always been a dream of his. Villas-Boas, 40, was fulfilling a childhood ambition by driving in the 9000-kilometre race from Peru to Argentina. This year, there was the notable inclusion of Villas-Boas on the entry list as he entered the race with former motorcycle frontrunner Faria. Read More »

Liverpool to offer GBP 50 voucher to fans with 'Coutinho 10' shirts

In fact, all they have really tried to do here is to choreograph the move in a way which would dilute the fact that Liverpool are selling one of their best players. Unfortunately, it was too late for this guy and his anger had already got the better of him. Jurgen Klopp wanted to sell his star man next summer. Read More »

Newly Top-5 Purdue escapes Ann Arbor with a win

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Check it off, ' " Mathias said after the No. 7 Boilermakers" 70-69 victory over MI. The senior class entered this season with just three road venues where they hadn't won. MI fell behind by 14 and 10 points in the first half , and 13 in the second half because of a combination of mundane offense and the inability to slow Purdue's scoring. Read More »

Former Google Engineer Suing Company Over Perceived Discrimination Against White Men

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It alleges that Google singles out and punish employees like Damore who expressed views that don't align with how the majority of employees at the tech firm feel about politics and diversity efforts. The lawsuit filed in a California court has once again led to a debate on gender disparity. Damore says he stands by what he wrote in his Google memo , feedback he says Google solicited following a diversity and inclusion summit he attended. Read More »

Moshiri favoured Lukaku over Barkley

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Lukaku didn't sign for Chelsea, of course, but did turn down a new deal on Merseyside before leaving for Manchester United . Lukaku scored 61 goals in 141 appearances with the Toffees and, speaking about the Belgian international's exit at Everton's AGM on Tuesday evening, Farhad Moshiri told an eyebrow-raising story about negotiations they'd held with the 24-year-old. Read More »

Carabao Cup Semi-Final, Chelsea vs Arsenal

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Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle on Sunday when they suffered a surprise 4-2 loss to Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round. "That's a bit detrimental to the rotation as well". "We know where they like to win points from". Arsenal will be looking to change their fortunes in West London, having won just once against the Blues at their home in the previous nine meetings, whilst it is the only tournament Wenger has not won in English football. Read More »