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Chelsea Target Roma Full-Back Emerson Palmieri as Cheaper Alternative to Alex Sandro

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The AS Roma defender spent his initial years at Santos before getting loaned off to Palermo and ultimately signing with his current club for a fee around 2 million. Indeed, according to Sky Italia, the Blues are instead working on a deal for Emerson. The report says Palmieri is keen to secure a move to Stamford Bridge as he wants to work with Antonio Conte while Roma are understood to be willing to do business at around £20m. Read More »

National Football League playoff picks for upcoming conference championship weekend

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In order for a Vikings' victory, our defense has to put a lot of pressure on Nick Foles . By December 2014, Keenum was signed again by the Texans, this time off of the Rams' practice squad. The Vikings might not go off as an underdog , but you couldn't blame them for feeling like one after their injury-plagued season and miraculous finish against the Saints . Read More »

David Harbour's latest Twitter challenge is strangely sweet

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Proving he is true to his word on another front, Harbour fulfilled a promise he made to a high school senior to take school portraits with her if she got enough retweets. She later said the actor was "the sweetest, most kind-hearted person to ever walk this earth". Damaris later thanked fans for getting behind her request and making it a reality, tweeting: "Once again I wanna thank everyone from the bottom of my heart!" In addition to posing for the picture, David also invited the student ... Read More »

Flanagan sentenced for assault on his girlfriend

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In a statement released on their website, the club said: "We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the player's actions during the events that took place resulting in this criminal conviction". Mr Greig said both parties were under the influence of alcohol at the time and there was no suggestion that there had been any previous violence in the relationship. Read More »

Australian Open: Kyrgios, Dimitrov through to third round

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Both Kyrgios and Troicki possess big serves and served 16 and 15 aces respectively in the match. But Troicki had not given up and when the Australian was serving for the match at 5-4 the Serb managed his first break of the match to eventually force the set to go to a tiebreaker after the scores were tied at 6-6. Read More »

Barreda forced to withdraw from Dakar Rally

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He has a 39-minute lead on Joan Barreda and 41 minutes on Benavides in the overall ranking. Koolen, a former chief executive of online hotel reservation website booking.com, had complained that double world rally champion and 2010 Dakar victor Sainz had hit his quadbike and failed to stop. Read More »

76ers guard sidelined with cracked bone in left leg

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Redick, for the next 10-14 days after he suffered a leg contusion in the waning minutes of the Monday afternoon contest. The Philadelphia 76ers (20-20) have been playing well lately, winning five of their last six games. He also is shooting 40.5 percent on 3-pointers and 94.6 percent at the foul line. Redick had been at his best after Philadelphia managed to win three out of their first four games to start the new year. Read More »

Liverpool must replicate Man City performance every week - Wijnaldum

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There was still a nervy last quarter of an hour as Liverpool nearly, but not quite, yet again surrendered a three-goal lead. Firmino who was heavily involved in Liverpool's build up play finally got is reward in the 59th minute when he chipped in a ideal shot over Ederson to put his side ahead once again and start an explosive goalscoring shower which will drown City in the coming ten minutes. Read More »

Man City couldn't cope with the Anfield factor - Pep Guardiola

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The German midfielder says the Merseysiders produced their best all-round display since Jurgen Klopp took over in the seven-goal thriller with the runaway Premier League leaders. "We were playing football against a brilliantly organised side". They did, and they got their reward with goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan on 84 and 91 minutes. Read More »

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles among athletes allegedly sexually abused by doctor

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McKayla Maroney will avoid a huge fine if she speaks publicly about her alleged abuse. "Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don't stay little forever", victim Kyle Stephens said to Nassar. On Tuesday, gymnasts and other alleged victims of the ex-doctor took to the witness box in a MI courtroom to speak of their claims of sexual abuse and emotional trauma against Nassar. Read More »

O'Neill to sign new contract within a week

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Sky Sports News understands O'Neill recently turned down the chance to take over from Mark Hughes as Stoke manager - a position that was filled by Paul Lambert on Monday. That should be remembered for all that is being discussed here. "I felt - and the association felt - that there was unfinished business, that the night of Denmark, that wasn't the way he should finish". Read More »

Texas hiring Auburn assistant Herb Hand as co-OC/OL coach

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Multiple outlets have also reported the news. Auburn Tigers offensive line coach Herb Hand celebrates with lineman Prince Tega Wanogho (76) after a touchdown during the first half of a college football game against the Auburn Tigers, Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Memorial Stadium in Columbia Missouri. Read More »

They were better than us: Virat Kohli

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On Day 5 morning, India got off to a disastrous start when overnight batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was run out for 19, becoming the first Indian batsman ever to be run out in both innings of a Test match. His line and length troubled the batsmen but Faf du Plessis then steered their ship as he along with Vernon Philander saved any further damage, as they built a good 46 run partnership to take the Proteas lead over 230. Read More »

Klopp hails players after Liverpool end City's unbeaten run

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Sadio Mane then made his presence felt, sending one shot off the woodwork and then shortly afterward getting the ball in the back of the net off a pass from Egypt's Mohamed Salah to make the score 3-1. For supporters of Liverpool there was the elation of seeing their side make a powerful statement in their first match following Philippe Coutinho's departure, deservedly defeating the runaway league leaders after a 22-match unbeaten run. Read More »

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Owens Corning (OC) to Hold

The stock increased 2.28% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $132.36. About 1.45 million shares traded or 10.50% up from the average. Expedia, Inc. Therefore 21% are positive. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated had 46 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Bank of America. Read More »

Sean Payton Mocked Vikings Fans SKOL Clap Just Before 'Minneapolis Miracle'

Head coach Sean Payton said the Saints improving on defense is a top priority heading into the offseason. "Like I just finished saying, I'll say it to you, 'No, '" Payton said. Brees acknowledged he'd have leverage if he chose to listen to offers from other clubs, but asserted that he has no plans to do so for professional and personal reasons. Read More »

Defending champ Roger Federer playing down Australian Open title hopes

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Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year. "Why should I feel uncomfortable because the court is ill-prepared?" British number one Johanna Konta was in dominant form in the opening match on Hisense Arena, hitting 37 winners and eight aces to dispatch Madison Brengle 6-3 6-1. Read More »

30 years after men, Jamaican women bobsleigh team qualify for Olympics

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It'll likely be pushed by Carrie Russell , a sprinter who helped Jamaica win gold in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2013 world track and field championships. They will be targeting a top-10 finish after coming seventh in the Winterberg World Cup last month. The men's appearance at the 1988 winter games was immortalized in 1993's cult classic, Cool Runnings . Read More »

Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

Mr Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided specifics about what he did or did not say. However, according to global reports, Dick Durbin, a Democratic senator who attended the meeting, disputed Mr Trump's statement. Read More »

Cricketer Ben Stokes available for selection

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes was charged with affray on Monday following an incident outside a nightclub, casting fresh doubt over his global future after he missed the side's ill-fated Ashes tour. Avon and Somerset Police added in a statement: "Three men have today been charged in connection with an incident of disorder on Queens Road, Bristol on September 25 a year ago". Read More »

Arsenal make fresh contract offer to Wilshere

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Last season's loan spell at Bournemouth was cut short by injury in April. The versatile midfielder started six Premier League games during the festive schedule to underline his ever-improving fitness levels. While Wilshere's time at Vitality Stadium was interrupted by injury, the 25-year-old has been in stellar form for the Gunners as of late, and Gosling believes he should have a ticket to Russian Federation come June. Read More »

Arsenal expected to pay £40m for first January signing

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Martin says Bordeaux have not had any contact with Arsenal about Malcom and he does not anticipate an agreement being reached in the transfer window. But Gourvennec seemed to hint at interest from Liverpool when fielding questions over his prized asset, who he insists remains committed to matters at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux . Read More »

Denying Claims Of Being 'Greedy', Novak Djokovic Responds To Boycott Claims

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Sharapova, who won the title 10 years ago, dropped serve to lose her only game in the opening set. Pera lost in the final round of qualifying and got into the tournament when Margarita Gasparyan withdrew because of a shoulder injury. During his current form, Federer has to be the favorite to win back to back Australian Open titles. The 2014 Australian Open champion connected on only 50% of his first serves and was broken four times in the match. Read More »

Obstruction controversy hits ICC U-19 World Cup

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Pillay then bent down and tossed the ball underarm to Stewart, only for the West Indian captain to appeal to the umpires. It was always going to be hard to rule in favour of the batsman once the matter had been sent to the third umpire, unless the fielding team withdrew the appeal. Read More »

United down Stoke with Valencia, Martial and Lukaku crackers

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Jose Mourinho's men continued to look good on the counter-attack and they eventually got their second seven minutes before the break. Lukaku added a third goal in the 72nd when he controlled a pass from Martial inside the area, spun marker Kevin Wimmer and sent in a shot on the turn that fizzed past Butland . Read More »

Conor McGregor To Be Stripped Of UFC Championship

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Current interim-lightweight champion Ferguson has long called for McGregor to either defend or vacate the title while Nurmagomedov has demanded his title shot throughout his last two fights in the octagon. McGregor's coach revealed the Irishman trains "almost every day" as he seeks a return to the sport after enjoying some time off following last summer's mega-bout. Read More »

Milos Raonic: 'I'm not where I need to be'

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The 20-year-old German started brightly against Fabbiano, who made it a contest in the second set before succumbing 6-1, 7-6, 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena. Absent from the court since the season-ending championship in November, he started the year with a disappointing Hopman Cup campaign but said he was starting to find his groove. Read More »

United States welcomes immigrants 'from everywhere'

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After last week's White House meeting, a bipartisan group of senators submitted a plan to the White House that seemed agreeable to Trump - considering it reportedly included United States dollars 1.6 billion for his border wall. "Republicans and Democrats negotiated in good faith to reach a deal that gives you what you asked for in front of the country on Tuesday". On DACA , the President has made it clear in recent days that a bipartisan agreement among six Senators did not meet ... Read More »

Man City could let points lead slip, warns Man United's Phil Jones

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They now sit second in the table, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City , with a Champions League last-16 knock-out tie with Sevilla to come next month. "If he moves, I think we have a chance", Mourinho said. If Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez does make the switch to Manchester United during this transfer window, he will join a team that, while 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City , have built the necessary platform for the Chilean's strengths. Read More »

Will Ferrell crashed Roger Federer's Australian Open interview with some hard-hitting questions

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Federer was happy to play along with Ferrell's stunt, which included follow-up questions about whether or not he was a vampire , if he enjoys wombat meat , and other garden variety sports queries. Order restored No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the United States men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez. The Swiss star, who defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 2014 Australian Open , has slipped to nine in the world rankings, having not played since his first round ... Read More »

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says 'the less changes, the better'

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Haley's offenses have been among the NFL's best during most of his six-year stint as Steelers coordinator. Roethlisberger wants more - and frankly should get it. "I'd love to [sneak the ball]", Roethlisberger said. Apparently there isn't even a call to get there in the playbook. Roethlisberger claims that Mike Tomlin chuckles at him when he asks if they can build in a two-point conversion play that involves spreading out the defense and having Ben sneak it. Read More »