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Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette reveals special motivation for winning the Europa League

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His importance to the squad was shown on the opening match of the Premier League season. Arsenal kick off their Europa League campaign on Thursday night with a home match against Bundesliga side FC Cologne . But Wilshere stayed and, having returned to full training following a fractured leg suffered towards the end of his time with Bournemouth, the England global is now expected to come back into the Arsenal side. Read More »

Lynx take 2-0 lead in WNBA semifinals

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Her 9.0 win shares were also best in the WNBA . They're telling me what I need to do and how I need to step up, ' " said Fowles, who has previously admitted a negative play, such as a missed layup, would affect her game. Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen showed plenty of rust in Game 1 after missing the final 12 games of the regular season with a broken hand. Though slower than usual to start, Moore built on the foundation Fowles laid to seal the win. Read More »

LaVar Ball surprises his handyman with a brand new truck

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Ball took Felipe and his family to a local auto dealership in order to give him a brand new 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, because his current vehicle was having transmission issues that was making it hard to get to jobs. That auto ain't gonna get him from place to place. It's starting to change at least my mind on the Ball family, and I think that would be safe to say was the point from the get-go. Read More »

Seeking veteran presence, Knicks to sign Jarrett Jack

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Jack spent two seasons in Brooklyn, 2014-15 and 2015-16, tearing his right ACL and medial meniscus January 2 of the latter campaign. The deal is expected to be non-guaranteed. He missed the rest of that year and played just two games for the Pelicans last season. The New Orleans Pelicans signed Jack to a 10-day contract in February, but the veteran suffered a season-ending meniscus tear in his right near after appearing in two games for the Pelicans. Read More »

Golovkin likens Alvarez superfight to new date

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Told that Alvarez is dreaming of knocking him out, Golovkin said, "Oh yeah?" Sanchez was unimpressed by Canelo's unanimous-decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who had been fighting at light heavyweight, in May, taking it as proof he is unlikely to be able to hurt Golovkin. Read More »

Georgia's kickoff time set for Mississippi State

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As secretive as coach Ed Orgeron has chosen to be on so many other fronts, it makes flawless sense to keep the curtain on the offense closed as much as possible until some of the bells and whistles are really needed. The 6-5 junior completed 12 of 18 passes for 124 yards and three TDs and ran for 111 yards and two scores. The Tigers held Fitzgerald to 13 yards rushing and sacked him four times while holding him to just 120 yards in the air and his second-lowest passing rating of the season. Read More »

Lions fan who posted racist rant forfeits season tickets

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It was posted on Facebook and other social media platforms, before news outlets began to pick in up. The Lions released a statement earlier this week that did not mention of the Snapchat slur, but which stressed that "all fans are respectful and considerate to each other regardless of their personal beliefs or differences". Read More »

Day carries old back, new caddie to first-round 64 at BMW

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Spieth heads the FedExCup standings - and the race for the $10 million bonus awarded to the overall season champion - with only next week's Tour Championship in Atlanta remaining after this week. 'I'm in a lot better shape now obviously for the FedEx Cup but I'm excited to have a week off and get some rest, ' Thomas told Sky Sports. Seventy players are contesting this week's event, with only 30 advancing to the season finale. Read More »

Messi today for express offensive functions of the flea of Barcelona coach

Mourinho said he wasn't sure about the severity of the injury, but the France midfielder left Old Trafford on crutches. "I think we are in the second level". Lionel Messi started the new European season with yet another game-winning performance for Barcelona, while the Catalan club's record signing Ousmane Dembele made his debut. Read More »

FA reject Liverpool striker Sadio Mane appeal against three-game ban

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Ederson had raced out of his area to head clear a high bouncing ball when he was knocked to the ground. Mane's appeal to have his suspension reduced failed so he will sit out the next three domestic games against Burnley on Saturday and then Leicester twice - first in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and then the League. Read More »

France not overconfident, insists Pouille

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The Davis Cup semi-finals will kick off on Friday, September 15, as Belgium play host to Australia, while France and Serbia clash in Lille. "Davis Cup is one of the most important events that I can play", said the No. French captain Yannick Noah and will depend on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille with Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert taking on the key doubles duties. Read More »

Free Week 2 NFL Predictions: Dallas at Denver Predictions, Picks & Odds 09/17/17

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He played so well that he kept Romo on the bench even after he recovered from a back fracture and, ultimately, persuaded him to retire and take a TV job with his stellar performance last season. And there's zero reason to think he'll have a so-called sophomore slump. That group has paved the way for Elliott, who led the National Football League in rushing last season with 1,631 yards, the most by a rookie since Eric Dickerson ran for 1,808 for the Los Angeles Rams in 1983. Read More »

Paul Pogba likely to be sidelined with hamstring injury

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Manchester United coach José Mourinho has expressed to be annoyed by his team's display of fantasy football , and Sony's official PlayStation UK Twitter account chose to react to Mourinho's "annoyance". "But we don't cry. So if no Paul for Sunday, we have ( Ander) Herrera , we have ( Michael) Carrick , we have Fellaini and we have (Nemanja) Matic". Read More »

Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 & 2028 Olympics

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In 1984, Tehran pulled out in their attempt to bring the Games to the Middle-East. "The historic concept of the Olympic park can be applied to the whole city thanks to the proximity of the sites to each other", said Paris bid co-chairman and three-time Olympic slalom canoe champion Tony Estanguet during a visit by the IOC's assessment team in May. Read More »

Hamilton doing 'all the due diligence' possible for Singapore

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Hamilton took the outright championship lead for the first time in 2017 with victory in Italy on 3 September. "In 2015, Singapore provided us with one of the most painful experiences in recent seasons, so we rolled up the sleeves, learned from it and managed to bounce back with a great win previous year". Read More »

Panthers vs. Bills: Three key players on offense to watch

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Jerry Hughes played 80% of defensive snaps last season and he played just under 80% of snaps in the opener (46 of 58). "I acknowledge that. The players will be out on the field making plays". "We're going to need that this weekend". This can be best illustrated by the Bills signing Panthers' cast offs to their regular roster. It may take a while for people outside of the locker room to buy into the new system. Read More »

Chelsea are England's best hope in the Champions League, says Rio Ferdinand

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The Spain global proved to be a consistent presence in the Blues' title-winning backline last term, playing every minute in the Premier League . Davide Zappacosta scored a spectacular goal and Michy Batshuayi netted twice as Chelsea equaled their biggest Champions League win with a thrashing of competition debutants Qarabag . Read More »

Irish Greyhound Racing Champion Tests Positive for Cocaine

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Clonbrien Hero is a top chaser in the United Kingdom, having won the Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park in late July . "If you know you are going to pass a check when you win a race, you're not going to administer cocaine to a greyhound". The dog was subsequently recovered. The results are now being investigated by the Irish Greyhound Board Control Committee. "IGB has established a Scientific Committee of national and worldwide experts to advise it on matters relating to doping and ... Read More »

Colts splitting first-team reps between Brissett, Tolzien

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Brissett stepped in late in the game, completing two passes for 51 yards. Chuck Pagano was reportedly "considering" starting Brissett in this week's game against the Cardinals , but he revealed in a conference call with the media that he hasn't set a timeline for naming a starter. Read More »

Royals head to Cleveland in hopes of snapping Indians long win streak

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Cleveland picked up their 21st consecutive win Wednesday afternoon out scoring the Detroit Tigers 5-3. The White Sox built a 3-0 lead after 3 innings. KC is 4-and-5 in its last nine games and 72-and-73 on the season overall. The Indians just can't lose right now, and you have to ride the hot hand until it fails to pay off, and to get some extra value, I'll take the Indians on the run line, as the Tribe have covered the run line in 18 of their 21 games during this winning streak. Read More »

Week Two Kansas City Chiefs Keys to Victory

Head coach Andy Reid indicated he did not believe the injury to be a long-term issue for the run-stopping lineman. The Chiefs have Justin Houston , owner of the NFL's all-time single-season sack record; the Eagles have Fletcher Cox. Swearinger were effective in providing a physical presence all game long combining for a total of 17 tackles. After the game, Peters said that he would be ready to play against the Chiefs this Sunday. Read More »

Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers

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Several unions are balloting their members for industrial action, including PCS, the largest civil servants union, and the Prison Officers Association (POA), which will ask its control room staff to vote on industrial action. TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady branded the increases for police and prison officers "pathetic", on a day when the latest inflation figures showed prices rising by 2.9% annually. Read More »

Tigers SP Buck Farmer Denies Intentionally Hitting Umpire with Pitch vs. Indians

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Farmer disputed the incident had been planned. Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann was ejected for the first time in his career Wednesday after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott. It was part of an erratic performance for the 26-year-old righty, who struck out seven but surrendered three walks and four earned runs in four innings of work. Read More »

Tom Heaton: Burnley keeper has shoulder surgery

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He has to be 100 percent right, but this is just a blip and he'll be fine. "We'll speak to him accordingly", Dyche said of Lindegaard. After the Palace match at Turf Moor, Dyche said he expected Heaton to be out of action for months and, asked if that was still the case, the Burnley boss said Thursday: "Yes, It won't be weeks, it will be a longer period". Read More »

Real Madrid announce new Isco deal

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Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of doing a deal for Isco in the near future have been dealt a blow with the news the midfielder has put pen-to-paper to a new five-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and thus is scheduled to remain with Real Madrid until 2022. Read More »

Houston Texans quarterback controversy: Does Tom Savage deserve to be pulled out?

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Tom Savage was benched midway through an abysmal performance against the Jaguars in Week 1. Stick to your knitting do what you do. "But he's shown what he's shown from day one, I thought". DeAndre Hopkins . The Texans wide receiver was responsible for their only points in Week One, linking up with Watson on a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Read More »

Ravens Place RB Danny Woodhead On IR

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Langford, 25, started three games for the Chicago Bears previous year, but he then missed four games with an ankle injury and lost his starting job to Jordan Howard . Woodhead, who signed a three-year, $8.8 million contract (including $4.25 million guaranteed) this offseason with the Ravens, was injured on the team's first drive of the season Sunday. Read More »

Virgil van Dijk must earn Southampton captaincy, says Mauricio Pellegrino

In the end, neither of the 26-year-old's main suitors, Chelsea or Liverpool , were prepared to fork out such a massive sum, with Van Dijk left with no option but to remain at St Mary's for the 2017/18 season. He added: "We have important players as well, to put them under pressure and to manage the game". Having hit a brick wall in their pursuit of Southampton defensive rock Virgil van Dijk in the summer transfer window, Liverpool are believed to be prepared to drop their interest in ... Read More »

Hodgson at the Palace

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He told the official Palace website: "This is very much the club of my boyhood, and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories". Between his time at Fulham and West Brom, Hodgson had an unsuccessful spell at Liverpool that lasted only six months. But his time in charge of England ended with a shock defeat by outsiders Iceland that saw the team knocked out of Euro 2016. Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. injury: Giants WR status for Week 2 vs. Lions

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The Giants have several options to replace him if he can not play on Monday, including moving left guard Justin Pugh to right tackle and replacing Pugh with Brett Jones. Granted, Beckham isn't one to shy away from dancing regardless of the health of his ankles. Beckham's impending return would provide a huge lift to a Giants offense that clearly needs it. Read More »

Agents 'Scramble' over Dele Alli Amid Latest Rumours

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The 21-year-old split with his former agent Rob Segal last month and has sparked a race among the world's leading sports management companies to secure his signature. The England worldwide has emerged as one of the outstanding players in the Premier League after joining Spurs permanently in the summer of 2015. Alli may now have a choice between Raiola and Mendes, neither of whom have particularly high-profile English players on their books. Read More »

AAC reworks football schedule in wake of Hurricane Irma

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The USF-Houston game, originally set for November 4 at Raymond James Stadium, will be played October 28 instead. USF will host Cincinnati Saturday, Oct. "I am grateful to the American Athletic Conference and its league members for their hard work and cooperation in making this change possible", UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict said in a statement. Read More »

Alonso gives McLaren chance to make him a victor

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McLaren are on Friday expected to announce a switch to Renault in a three-year deal starting next season. The 36-year old Spaniard says he'll only remain in F1 if he can win, and that missing the Monaco Grand Prix would cost him valuable points in the championship. Read More »