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Lakers Retiring Kobe Bryant's Jersey Dec. 18


The Lakers aren't officially acknowledging it - but the team sent a letter to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to "hold on to your tickets for the game on December 18" for a "special event". The Lakers went on to win two more championships over the latter nine years of Bryant's career, so how could they possible choose between the two jerseys? Other Lakers legends to have their jerseys retired include Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson , Kareem ... Read More »

Warriors, Rakuten Agree To $20 Million Per Year Jersey Sponsorship


The Golden State Warriors have been one of the most popular and successful teams in the league in recent years. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell , the Warriors' $60 million deal with Ratuken is the largest of the National Basketball Association advertising patch deals, almost doubling the second highest sponsorship deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Goodyear. Read More »

FA writes to Federation Internationale de Football Association about Russian hackers and reboots its cyber security


They'll also be told not to use Wi-Fi access points in hotels and public places, which can often be insecure and allow information to be intercepted. It has since hacked and leaked information detailing anti-doping procedures in football, including a letter from the FA's head of integrity, Jenni Kennedy, to FIFA about four anti-doping cases in May. Read More »

Charles Oakley sues Knicks owners, claiming defamation


The lawsuit alleges that Dolan is guilty of libel and slander after "a coordinated and defamatory public relations campaign against Mr. Oakley, baselessly accusing him of abusing fans and staff, acting inappropriately and struggling with alcoholism". Read More »

The Champions League is back - here's what (we think) will happen


Will Neymar's light shine brighter at PSG? He will need no firing up the against the Champions League debutants from Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian champion is always fighting against the disadvantage of not playing a real home game in three years due to the conflict involving pro-Russian separatists around its home city. Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez is not fat'


Sanchez has only featured in two Premier League games for the Gunners this season after struggling with injury and being linked with a move away from the Emirates. Although the visitors gave Ronald Koeman's man a brutal lesson in finishing chances, Harry Kane scoring either side of Christian Eriksen's strike to give Tottenham a well-deserved 3-0 win. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hits back at Alexis Sanchez critics


Many players require a run in the team to get properly match-fit and sharp in front of goal, and with three goals to his name already Welbeck is, at this early stage, the club's leading scorer. "We have to accept those responses from people". "I don't know why [he was booed]", he added. Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth: The Cherries can be a risky side on their day and they were unlucky to lose against Man City last time out. Read More »

Shut up, Sergio Dipp


While Dipp is right that some people thought "it all went wrong", there are also plenty of people who recognize Dipp's blunder without blaming him for it . So what I wanted to do was show some respect, making my debut as a minority on American national TV. Let's hope Sergio Dipp gets another shot on air. Read More »

Liverpool's Sadio Mane sent off for kicking Man City's Ederson in head


It was really hard for them to defend us. "But it was courageous because Mane was coming and you could decide not to touch the ball". But as soon as things get a little tough, like against City, they go into their shell and become meek little kittens barely contesting in the mid-field and chasing back for show rather than goal. Read More »

Shoot!'s Manchester City-Liverpool combined XI


Pep Guardiola hailed Ederson's bravery after a nasty collision involving the goalkeeper provided the major talking point of Manchester City's 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool . Ederson was removed from the pitch on a stretcher after eight minutes of treatment and was taken to the nearby Manchester Institute of Health and Performance to be assessed for fractures. Read More »

Can anyone stop Real Madrid in the Champions League?


In our second match Shakhtar Donetsk , who have been in strong domestic form, will play Napoli , who have been in even greater domestic form. Five-time European champions Liverpool came through the playoffs and got a chance to avenge their loss to Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final, which denied the English team a place in last season's Champions League . Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund


The Spurs' record on their temporary home is nothing to be proud of and the Wednesday's match will be the flawless opportunity to break the hoodoo. Spurs failed to reach the knock-out phase last term after winning just one of their opening five group matches which included successive home losses. Read More »

Klopp To Make 2 Key Changes: Predicted Liverpool XI vs Man City


City, however, have players that are yet to settle into their positions, and when the likes of Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy get into their groove, the Citizens will be a force to get reckoned with. City later reported that Ederson was not concussed and he was checked for facial fractures at a nearby club medical facility before returning to the stadium. Read More »

Mane incident an accident not a red card: Klopp


Mane's sending off has quickly divided opinion, as red cards so often do, but if you watch the replays it's hard to argue with Jon Moss' decision. His eyes are on the ball, it's ridiculous. In attack, Aguero and Gabriel's movement dragged the away side's rearguard all across the pitch, leaving space for David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne to exploit. Read More »

Manchester United v Basel - United kick off their Champions League campaign

Jose claimed in the post-match interview against Stoke City on Saturday that his players aren't same after the worldwide break. It's nearly two years since there was a Champions League game at Old Trafford. Tottenham will be hoping for better results at its temporary home of Wembley Stadium, where the English team lost two of its three group games last season and hasn't won either of its Premier League games there this season. Read More »

Cardinals David Johnson Expected to Be Out Against Colts


Arians said Johnson's injury is similar to that of rookie running back T.J. Logan, who suffered a wrist injury during the Cardinals' first preseason game. Left tackle had been Veldheer's spot on the offensive line for the past three seasons, right up until he hurt his triceps midway through 2016. "We've got quality guys on our team and it's an opportunity for somebody to step up". Read More »

Manchester City vs Liverpool, how and where to watch

Pep Guardiola expands on Ederson's injury and credits Man City's response following Sadio Mane's red card. Klopp's side struggled with the alien 3-5-1 system and the withdrawal of Mohamed Salah, presumably with Wednesday night's visit of Sevilla in mind, left them without a counter-attacking outlet. Read More »

Manchester City Need Some Luck In Champions League Believes Bernardo Silva


Pep Guardiola delights in the understanding Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have developed with each other at Man City. Feyenoord meanwhile recorded a 4-2 win over Heracles on Saturday. He will also hope that Ederson, the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, can be passed fit, mostly due to the fact that the unconvincing Claudio Bravo would be his understudy. Read More »

Arsenal destroy struggling Bournemouth 3-0 at Emirates

The Gunners came into the game on the back of two costly defeats by Stoke and Liverpool but made the ideal start when Welbeck headed them in front after six minutes. Bournemouth have not won a single game at the Emirates over the past two seasons, but they will be aiming to change history when they head to North London. Read More »

Aaron Hughes survives swim across Hoover Dam during Las Vegas stag do


The plan was just to go for a little dip at the start and then I thought "I can make this" so I swam across, I made it from Arizona to Nevada. He called himself "a good all-rounder at most sports" - including soccer and squash - but admitted he hadn't done much swimming "since I was about 6, 7, though, but I do insane jumps off cliffs around here". Read More »

Mourinho confirms Lindelof will start in the Champions League


After failing to qualify for the tournament in the 2015-16 campaign, the Red Devils had to settle for the Europa League . The reserve pair have not played a minute of Premier League football so far this season, but Mourinho claims that even if Bailly and Jones were available, fixture congestion would have led to him starting with Lindelof and Smalling. Read More »

Tyler Lockett set to play more for Seahawks in Week 2


The game will serve as something of an early test of NFC supremacy, and it also offers plenty of opportunity for redemption. The Seahawks lost in the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs to the Atlanta Falcons 36-20 and the Packers lost in the Conference Championship 44-21. Read More »

Marco Asensio aims dig at Barcelona over Neymar transfer


Instead, he joined Real Madrid for € 3.9 milion in 2015. "The Barca deal was not done, and I am delighted to be at Real Madrid and to be able to defend this shirt. "I've been kicking a football since I was three years old and this was always my dream, but I've often felt like giving up. Messi is a great player". Read More »

Jose Mourinho downplays Man United UCL hopes, focused on topping group


But for the United manager, he is simply focusing on getting out of Group A ahead of Basel , Benfica and CSKA Moscow. "I believe that he can score and I hope that he will score goals in the Champions League for us as well". "If you play quickly and bravely, their defenders will have problems". It perhaps favours Mourinho to play down expectations since that appears to be when his teams thrive the most. Read More »

Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting flag at Ohio State midfield

In an interview last week, Mayfield pointed out how "embarrassing" it was previous year when Ohio State players sang their fight song on Oklahoma's field following a 45-24 victory over the Sooner. A week ago, Mayfield was 19 of 20 passing and threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns in one half of work as the Sooners beat up on UTEP. But on Monday morning, Baker Mayfield apologized . Read More »

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill charged with drink-driving


A statement from the Irish Football Association (IFA) said it was "aware of an alleged drink-driving incident involving Michael O'Neill". Newspaper reports claim O'Neill, 48, was detained near Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday. Northern Ireland's current boss assumed the post five years ago and has turned around the country's fortunes, leading them to the knock-out stages of Euro 2016 in their first major tournament in 30 years. Read More »

Dolphins plea to move London game to Miami rejected


After Miami was forced to postpone its Week 1 regular season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to Hurricane Irma, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross asked the National Football League about relocating the team's upcoming game in London, England against the New Orleans Saints. Read More »

Gareth Bale admits case for leaving Real Madrid


Injury-prone Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has admitted to having to take "a lot" of painkillers last season in order to play for the club, and has highlighted the struggle of having to watch from the sidelines for a long period of time. Read More »

Rain puts Giants-Dodgers rivalry on hold


Minutes before the rescheduled 7:57 p.m. first pitch, as the teams stood along the baselines for a 9/11 remembrance, a light rain resumed. If they keep dropping games this week, they could find themselves dethroned as the team with the best record in baseball. Read More »

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater doubtful for Qarabag FK clash


Chelsea v Qarabag live streaming and TV coverage will be available across the BT Sport network as the Blues rejoin the Champions League arena after spending a year in continental exile. Their home ground, the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku has a capacity of 31,200. If he can get off the mark in a similar way to his blistering start to the Premier League campaign, then Qarabag will be in for a long, physical night. Read More »

About 7.3 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast


Cheetahs, horses and sloths have been evacuated ahead of the storm, and some of the animals were taken to a Key West Jail. Florida Governor Rick Scott had a special warning for Naples residents as storm surges are expected to reach 10 to 15 feet above sea level in the area. Read More »

The Chainsmokers Clarified That Racially Insensitive "Joke"


The American EDM duo comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart shared a promo video of their visit at Ultra's inaugural fesitval in China, which included an interview with a reporter of Asian descent where Alex Pall made inappropriate joke about being unwilling to bring his dog to this country. Read More »