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Leonard (hip) questionable for game vs. Trail Blazers

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Then, with Leonard watching in street clothes, Lowry followed that up by going for 23 points, five rebounds, 12 assists and three steals in Wednesday's 113-93 rout of the Warriors - a win that pushed Toronto's league-best record up to 23-7. Read More »

Jose Mourinho tells Jurgen Klopp that trophies matter

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Do I have to win it? "People might remember that but what I have to do is make the best of the things the club is offering me - that is what I believe in". Klopp has drafted in Ireland U-19s global Conor Masterson to his squad for tomorrow's game (4.0) amid a raft of defensive injuries. Centre-backs Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are both injured, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to miss the game as well. Read More »

Manchester City set for Aguero De Bruyne fitness boost against Everton

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The Spanish manager said: "Kevin finished last season exhausted". In previous seasons after a World Cup we didn't have many injuries. "We will see how we react playing at 12.30pm". "It will be tough for us but our team shows they already like this type of game". I said it from the beginning when he got an injury the first time, and the second time, we were going to miss him. Read More »

Suns' to Send Trevor Ariza to Wizards in Multi-Team Trade

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The Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets are reportedly discussing a major National Basketball Association trade, according to a report by league insider Shams Charania. As denoted by the confused Wojnarowski tweets, the trade could potentially be in danger as there's confusion over which Brooks the Suns thought they were receiving. Read More »

Indians trade Edwin Encarnacion to Mariners in three-team deal

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Further, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners may turn around and deal Encarnacion in the near future. Speculation began immediately after the trade that the Mariners would look to flip the veteran first baseman, and he wound up back where he spent his first eight years in the majors. Read More »

All Blacks approached Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt

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With Hansen in charge, the All Blacks have posted 85 Test victories, eight losses and three draws, a win rate of nearly 90 percent. Steve Tew, the chief executive of New Zealand Rugby, has confirmed for the first time that Joe Schmidt turned down an approach from the All Blacks past year. Read More »

Outcast Antonio Valencia heads for Manchester United exit

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United did not expect a favour from Young Boys against Juventus to help them win the group, but their performance at Mestalla was so abject that the group's other shock result was entirely redundant. Ashley Young replaced the injured Marcos Rojo after a torrid first half, while Rashford came on for summer signing Fred and Jesse Lingard was brought on for Romelu Lukaku. Read More »

Chargers WR Allen leaves with injury after near-spectacular catch

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The Chiefs fell to 11-3 and can still win the AFC West and be the No. 1 seed in the AFC if they win out. But Rivers also has struggled against the Chiefs, throwing 14 interceptions during the Chargers' nine-game losing streak. Can the Chargers contain Patrick Mahomes? Could we be treated to a third Chiefs-Chargers game? Mahomes even found a receiver who was on the opposite side of the end zone, which went for a touchdown. Read More »

Koulibaly challenges Napoli to win Europa League

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The 46-year-old signed a five-year deal in May but, addressing the matter of the repeated speculation and conversations with his superior, Pochettino spoke in a jovial manner. "The chairman is suffering a lot because he's so exhausted about work". He is so exhausted about work. But of course, it is a massive project. That is why he needs to feel the love from the fans and the club. Read More »

James wins final duel with Wade as Lakers roll on

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But now close friends and Cleveland Cavalier team-mates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will play together this year. Lonzo Ball has made it no secret that he grew up idolizing his Los Angeles Lakers teammate LeBron James. Man, I'm not going to lie, I wanted overtime. "So many great players are going to come into this game and I'm going to get knocked down and knocked down", he said before he scored 15 points, all in the second half, and earned 10 assists against the Lakers. Read More »

Australia v India: first Test, day four

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Still, he has some way to go to catch the Spin King Shane Warne, who bagged 37 during his illustrious career. India's last Test success in Australia was at the WACA Ground in Perth in 2008, and their only previous success in Adelaide was in 2003, a match that both Laxman and Tendulkar played in. Read More »

What channel is Arsenal vs Qarabag on TONIGHT?

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Koscielny has played two games with the under-23s after returning from a torn Achilles tendon and is set for his first Arsenal appearance since May in Thursday's game. Tomorrow our objective is to win, we will give players chance to take responsibility and confidence. Emery will be looking to freshen up his side ahead of the busy Premier League Christmas schedule. Read More »

Oakland Sues Raiders, NFL over 'Illegal' Vegas Move

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Meanwhile, the lawsuit will not ask the court to prevent the Raiders' move to Las Vegas or keep the team in Oakland. Davis said to ESPN regarding staying in Oakland . "It just seems different to even have to think that way, because I've spent five years playing in this stadium". "We remain committed to hosting an NFL Draft in Northeast Ohio and will continue to work closely with the NFL to identify the ideal opportunity for our fans, our city and the league", a team spokesperson said in ... Read More »

Phoenix City Council delays vote on $230 million Suns arena renovation

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Option number one would obviously be the Tacoma Dome, home to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1994 and 1995 while Key Arena was being renovated. Phoenix's city council was set to vote Wednesday on the deal, which could keep the Suns in place until at least 2037, but decided on a postponement when it became apparent that there might not be enough yes votes. Read More »

Van Dijk targets Champions League glory after Liverpool escape

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Our offensive defending, our offensive pressing was some of the best I've ever saw. How we played football, the intensity was just hard to deal with, we could have scored more often but the 2-0 doesn't help a lot. Jurgen Klopp said he would have happily paid double for Alisson Becker after the Brazilian goalkeeper's stoppage time heroics against Napoli on Tuesday night. Read More »

Real Madrid away minimal beat "Huesca"

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A selection of games from the other top-flight football leagues available on Eleven Sports will also be shown on Facebook across the season. Having taken the lead, Real Madrid waited for the opportunity to attack, while keeping the ball under control. Read More »

Oosthuizen SA Open champion at long last

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Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, carded an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys in his last round for a closing 67 and an 18-under-par total. "This feels very special, this is ideal", said the champion afterwards. "You don't have that all the weeks, but this week I definitely had that". "I still can't figure out why I'm not getting the performances I need, even after that round". Read More »

Joel Embiid ‘Frustrated’ With Role On 76ers Since Jimmy Butler Trade

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The 76ers were without NBA All-Star big man Joel Embiid but a Butler-inspired Philadelphia rallied to beat the Pistons on Friday. "I don't want to connect those dots", Brown said Friday night. " ... We sometimes have to space the floor". That's our best player. Embiid didn't attend Sunday's workout due to a migraine, according to the team, and was unavailable for comment. Read More »

Liverpool and Tottenham through to Champions League last-16 after dramatic night

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The English club had plenty of half-chances against a much-changed Barca, who had already won the group, but Philippe Coutinho nearly made it 2-0 when his low shot struck the post. Porto had already secured the top spot in the group and will be joined by Schalke in the last 16. After Napoli and Inter was eliminated, Italy have just two teams in the draw. Read More »

Brilliant Juan Quintero goal that won the Copa Libertadores

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The winger, who scored River Plate's third goal in Sunday's 3-1 Copa Libertadores second-leg win over Boca Juniors in Madrid, will move after four seasons at the club. River Plate finally triumphed in the game but it was the post match celebrations that piqued the interest of some eagle eared listeners who noticed a familiar tune playing during the trophy presentation on the pitch. Read More »

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

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Stefanski, who was in his second year as the quarterbacks coach, is in his 13th season with the Vikings . Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that quarterback coach Kevin Stefanski is expected to take over offensive playcalling in Minnesota. Read More »

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

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Lomachenko won one card by a 119-107 rout, while two judges scored it 117-109, as did The Associated Press. For Odessa, this meeting was the first title defense in the lightweight division and first appearance since a hand injury after a fight with Jorge Linares. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku considering his Man United future

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The Belgium global has claimed that he believes his form has been hampered by the extra muscle mass that he gained in preparation for the World Cup in Russian Federation over the summer. 'Me and the manager had good conversations in the last couple of days, where really he told me what he wanted from me. While Lukaku scored four in six tournament appearances in Russian Federation, plus twice in a friendly beforehand, he admitted the need to slim back down. Read More »

Lakers trying to acquire Suns forward Ariza

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But Gambadoro reported the sides are not close on a trade. That does not mean they are in this one, though. Ariza is now signed to a one-year, $15 million contract with Phoenix, but the team's slow start and interest in pairing franchise shooting guard Devin Booker with another guard could force a trade. Read More »

Napoli goalkeeper Ospina: We know we can win at Liverpool

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The situation makes the meeting between the two teams an intriguing proposition but the Liverpool manager will instil a singular focus in his players: just perform to your highest level. Everybody here knows how big the influence can be and that could be an advantage. "We know how hard it is", he added. 3 - Neymar scored a hat-trick in the home game against Red Star earlier this season - the only player to have scored two trebles against a single opponent in the same Champions League ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A

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However, Juventus forward Ronaldo, who was also part of Madrid's Champions League-winning team, felt his Ballon d'Or case was even stronger. Ronaldo and Messi had shared the Ballon d'Or between them for a decade before Luka Modric broke their duopoly last week, with Messi also finishing ahead of Ronaldo in the ESPN FC 100 . Read More »

Chicago Bulls Players Contacted NBPA About Jim Boylen's Tactics

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It seems that the young Bulls players aren't meshing well with this which prompted the meeting between players themselves, then another meeting between players and coaches. So I explained to them you have to trust that I'm going to do what's best for this team. "The truth is we had a couple guys that thought a Sunday practice was excessive after the week we had". Read More »

Steph Curry Says He Doesn't Think Man Went to the Moon

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Curry: "We ever been to the moon?" 'I don't think so either'. "You don't think so?" co-host Annie Finberg replies. For what it's worth, I believe we went to the moon. Irving said he's since learned certain thoughts are best kept in "intimate conversations" and said he had just been "huge into conspiracies" at the time. Read More »

Blitzboks make ideal start to Cape Town 7s

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Former World Sevens Player of the Year Werner Kok quickly tied the game back up at 14 all before Branco du Preez launched South Africa into a promising lead. "We were disappointed last week that we didn't manage to perform to the levels that we've done this week", he said. In the first two legs in Dubai and Cape Town, Kenya lost to Scotland in the United Arab Emirates 35-14 while falling 21-17 to France at the same outing. Read More »

Chelsea refuse to bow to Maurizio Sarri's demands over David Luiz

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Chelsea had barely been in the City half before taking the lead approaching the break, when Eden Hazard teed up Kante to fire into the roof of the net. A Steve Cook own goal for Liverpool's third summed up Bournemouth's misery at the Vitality Stadium as the Reds took their unbeaten streak to a club record-equalling 17 top-flight matches. Read More »

LaLiga: Messi sets new record in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Espanyol

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Dembele is expected to be in the squad for Tuesday's Champions League game against Spurs, with Barca having already qualified. - Barcelona have scored the most goals from set-pieces in La Liga this season (11). Dembele was sent clear before feeding Messi in a crowded Espanyol penalty area and his shot was blocked by Diego Lopez . Barcelona were caught out at the back in the 74th minute when Duarte stabbed the ball in at close range from a free-kick. Read More »

Pakistan's Shah fastest to 200 Test scalps

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Patel is the specialist spinner in the 13 player squad , with Somerville and Ish Sodhi released to play in the fourth round of the Plunket Shield, along with Tom Blundell, who also drops out from the victorious United Arab Emirates touring party, with Will Young taking his place. Read More »