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Carragher: Liverpool fans unfairly ridicule Rodgers; Klopp era on track

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The moment it's like we expected. "It's what we expect, he has lots to do and work on". Liverpool , in third, now hold a two-point lead over fifth-placed Spurs and are looking to avenge their 4-1 defeat at Wembley back in October. "Coutinho was the heartbeat of the offensive line", the 44-year-old, speaking on behalf of TAG Heuer, told Goal . Klopp added: "He is still a new player". Read More »

Aubameyang's Arsenal debut against Everton now in doubt

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Only eight players from Europe's top five leagues have scored more goals than the Gabon striker since the start of 2014-15 season. The German star will become the club's highest paid player at the Emirates on £350,000-a-week, says The Guardian , which "represents a massive statement of intent from both him and them". Read More »

New Tesla-Based Electric Series Gets FIA Approval

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Today, the Electric Production Car Series is meant to become a venue for car makers to pit their best-performing electric vehicles against each other, The Verge reported February 1. Electric GT made the obvious choice and went with the high-performance P100D version, with 585 kilowatts (785 horsepower) in race trim. Originally called Electric GT racing, what is now the EPCS is envisioned down the road as a multi-make series. Read More »

Tom Brady Shares Awkwardly Long Kiss With His 11-Year-Old Son

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However, he's going into this Super Bowl weekend with some heat that is surrounding the football star. Jack leans over and gives his father a quick kiss. Reporter Elise Finch asked New Yorkers on the street how they felt about the kiss. "Too long, like, romantic long", said Parrish Watson of Parkchester. Read More »

Aaron Gordon Trolled Himself Over His Disappointing 2017 Dunk Contest Performance

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And the Skills Challenge contestants are Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid, Lauri Markkanen, Donovan Mitchell, Al Horford, Jamal Murray, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Lou Williams. Saturday is generally viewed as NBA All-Star weekend's marquee evening. Given the constant comparison to his pops, one would expect Nance, Jr.to show some sort of homage to the elder Nance. Read More »

NBA All-Star Game: Goran Dragic to replace Kevin Love

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Miami is now fourth in the Eastern Conference, and since the midpoint of last season has gone 56-30 when Dragic plays. Dragic joins Kyle Korver (2015), Tyson Chandler (2013) and Sam Cassell (2004) as the most recent players to be named an All-Star for the first time in their 10th season or later. Read More »

Watch Copa del Rey 2018 match online, on TV

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Barcelona , if they get through this semi-final tie, will play in their 40th Copa del Rey final. Valencia are clearly going through a rough patch at the moment and it would take something really special from los Che to surprise high-flying Barcelona at Camp Nou. Read More »

Men's and women's draws for Commonwealth Games sevens revealed

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Unlike the last two Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Delhi - where Australia won bronze and silver medals respectively - where the top two teams went through from each pool, the Gold Coast sevens event will see only the top ranked team from each pool qualify for the finals. Read More »

Russia Warns Against Cutting North Korea's Oil Supply

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Only far tougher economic sanctions that do not punish the people of North Korea, but do make life more and more hard for Kim and his henchmen, could possibly change his calculus in this way. -Mexico border, ending the nation's visa lottery method and revamping the current legal immigration system. While America's huge deficit with China ranks as by far the highest, Trump also has called for tough talks on KORUS with which Cha was clearly not on board. Read More »

D-backs sign catcher Alex Avila to 2-year deal

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The Diamondbacks are on the verge of a deal with free-agent catcher Alex Avila , according to a major league source , a signing that will fill a hole behind the plate created by Chris Iannetta's departure earlier this offseason. Arizona's other catchers under contract are Chris Herrmann, Jeff Mathis and John Ryan Murphy. While with the Tigers in 2017, Avila showed that he still had some gas left in the tank as he batted.274 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs in 77 games. Read More »

US confident in Olympics security despite NKorea tensions

The U.S. State Department voiced displeasure on Wednesday over North Korean plans to stage a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics , but it assured Americans going to the games that South Korea's security plan considered all contingencies. Read More »

Rodgers unhappy Packers let QB coach go

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Rodgers said some of the Packers' offseason coaching changes were "a little strange" when he appeared on ESPN Radio's Golic & Wingo on Thursday. The Packers named Frank Cignetti Jr. "I'd say we're not too far off". We understand the QB's frustration: Van Pelt was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2014, and Rodgers had some of his best seasons with him at the helm, winning an NFL MVP award in 2014, reaching the Pro Bowl three straight times from 2014 to 2016 and leading the NFL in passing ... Read More »

Irish Team To Face France Named By Joe Schmidt

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Ryan, who made his global debut six months ago, started for Ireland for the first time in November and got the nod ahead of experienced clubmate Devon Toner. As expected, Rob Kearney, takes his place at full-back and Keith Earls starts on the right wing. Ireland otherwise field an experienced side built around the halfback pairing of Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray. Read More »

Tony Henry suspended from West Ham over discrimination claims

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The statement said "the West Ham United family is an inclusive one where, regardless of gender, age, ability, race, religion or sexual orientation, everybody feels welcome and included. "I mean, look, there are top African players". It's just sometimes they cause a lot of problems when they are not playing, as we had with Diafra. There's not a problem with them. Read More »

Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Raymond James Financial

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The institutional investor held 9,337 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $354,000, down from 20,987 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Viking Glob LP invested in 0.74% or 2.68M shares. Maverick Cap holds 0.01% or 92,331 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru invested in 3.88M shares. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 21 by BNP Paribas. Read More »

Lookman pressured Leipzig transfer, says Everton boss Allardyce

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And Redknapp feels that Allardyce may have made a mistake, as Lookman is a player who could have had an impact at Everton . "We had a much better opportunity to give him that but his stubbornness got him his own way in the end". 'I've spent all day trying to fend off people who are trying to take my players, ' said Allardyce. "I'm surprised they've let him go". "They're in a very good position in the Bundesliga so it'll be interesting to see and I hope he is very successful because ... Read More »

Talks 'underway for Emre Can Juventus switch'

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The main man at Juventus has explained that contract talks are going well with Liverpool utility man Emre Can , 24. Getty ImagesThe Juventus general director spoke on the possibility of signing the German global. "Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us". A commanding figure on the ball, Klopp has made good use of his versatility, deploying his compatriot at centre-half, right-back and holding midfield. Read More »

Moscow vows to continue defending Russian athletes' rights in courts

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According to the statement from CAS, the sports court found "that the evidence put forward by the International Olympic Committee in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case". "This information about the CAS decision regarding our athletes confirms that active efforts to protect their rights in courts and in other ways are justified, they can be effective and they must continue", Peskov said". Read More »

EPL: What I like about Conte - Giroud

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The Blues are coming off from a comprehensive win over Brighton last time out but their most recent form offers plenty to worry about as Conte's men struggle to replicate last season's form. "It won't be easy this season, and we have to fight". I repeat: we are doing everything, we are doing 120 per cent. Conte, already underwhelmed by what he had seen, immediately responded by introducing Cesc Fabregas for Ross Barkley , whose first Chelsea start had been a frustrating and ... Read More »

Transfer deadline day: Premier League clubs spend record £150m

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It included around £110m on deals for just Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, all three of which represented new club records for Chelsea and Liverpool (twice) respectively. The most expensive Premier League signing of the January transfer window actually went through on the opening day of the month, when Liverpool signed defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: LeBron leads Cavs past Miami

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This could be the second consecutive year Love misses the All-Star Game because of injury. We had some great looks, but, to win a game on the defensive side with the struggles we've had, that's pretty impressive. They were bad in three areas: Free throws (14 of 25), Turnovers (20) and three point shooting (3 of 28). "Let's build going forward for these last 30 games or whatever we have left and see if we can get better, striving going into the playoffs". Read More »

No. 2 Virginia plays shorthanded, holds off Louisville for 13th straight win

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Virginia's start is its best in ACC play since the 1980-81 team featuring sophomore Ralph Sampson won its first 12 games. The winning streak is its longest since winning 19 in a row to begin the 2014-15 season. Mitchell has 3,125 points for her career. By that point, they could have a No. 1 seed firmly in hand, with a convincing case to be the nation's top overall seed after a run of dominant displays against their fellow conference contenders. Read More »

Chelsea Sign Giroud From Arsenal

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Nagatomo moved to Italy in 2010, joining newly-promoted Cesena from FC Tokyo before signing for Inter the following year. However, Aubameyang also had some disciplinary issues after being linked with a move away - including being suspended before a Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg for missing a team meeting - and he was heavily criticised by pundits in Germany. Read More »

Phoenix Suns, Greg Monroe agree to buy out

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While Boston is tied for ninth in the league with a 36.8 percent shooting percentage from 3-point range, they are dead last in overall shooting percentage at 43.3 percent. He averaged 11.2 points and eight rebounds in his time in Phoenix. Without Monroe, the Suns can focus on giving minutes to young center Alex Len, while also playing veteran big man Tyson Chandler. Read More »

D'Tigers' Aminu shoots perfect-threes to help Blazers beat Bulls

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Because the Blazers hot-shooting guard came out and set a franchise record in the opening quarter by dropping 28 points, which is the most scored in a quarter around the National Basketball Association so far this season. Nurkic is only the second Trail Blazer to record multiple 20-rebound double-doubles with the team over the past 10 seasons (LaMarcus Aldridge - 5 games). Read More »

Von Miller: Kirk Cousins could take Broncos 'over the edge'

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Smith posted a 50-26 record as a starter for Kansas City since 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl the past two seasons. But talk about a QB-friendly situation. The Jets have the second most cap-space in the National Football League behind only the Cleveland Browns . The Jets also hold the No. 6 draft spot. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Continues to Tease MMA Appearance

The post was captioned, " Come at the king, you best not miss ". "2018. Floyd "Money" Mayweather. MMA". What're the odds, paddy? "What are the odds?" On Monday, he posted a photo of him landing a punch on McGregor from their boxing match in August. Read More »

Injured AB de Villiers To Miss First Three ODIs

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India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match Prediction: [1.2.2018]: After Successful Winning Against Team India 2-1 in the Test Cricket, SA now heading towards the One Day International Series and Here we are for the India vs South Africa Match Prediction Updates for the 1st ODI held today [1.2.2018] at Kingsmead stadium at South African's home ground. Read More »

Russian Federation to create sports competition for banned Oly athletes

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The 28 who had their bans lifted could now seek late entry into the Pyeongchang Games, which open on February 9 in South Korea . CAS said it "unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the International Olympic Committee in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case". Read More »

Everyone is laughing at one Man United player for this hilarious reason

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Spurs then began to dominate the game and doubled their lead midway through the first half when Phil Jones sliced a Kieran Trippier cross in to his own net for 2-0 in the 28th minute. The pair made way for Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata , and it was Tottenham who began to look the more threatening once again. He added: "It gets to the point where 'can you spend any more money?' can you throw more money at it?" It was the Dane's seventh league goal of the season. Read More »

PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be coldest since 1994 Lillehammer

This edition of Winter Olympics will also be marked by Russia's official absence owing to a ban by the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) over doping scandals, although 169 Russian athletes will compete under a neutral flag. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals of athletes given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, saying there was insufficient evidence to show they had broken the rules. Read More »

'SNL's Leslie Jones Headed to PyeongChang For Olympics Role

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North Korea late Monday scrapped a joint cultural event in the North , citing unspecified negative media reports in the South. Bach said he plans to meet with the staff of the local organizing committee as well as some athletes of the South Korean national team. Read More »