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Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

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Lewis Hamilton , who won a fifth Formula One world title, was second, with Harry Kane , the bookmakers' favourite, third. Although he had previously been a double Olympic champion on the track, he had lived in the shadow of four-times Tour de France victor Chris Froome in Team Sky until beating his team mate and defending champion in the 2018 race. Read More »

Pogba was 'dancing on the grave' of Mourinho

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Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the club's new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will "unite the players and fans". Hashtags included with the tweet suggested it had been posted after Pogba's attendance at an Adidas event on Monday night - but Neville told a The Debate special, which will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, there was no excuse and that tensions between the pair had run as deep as had been suggested. Read More »

Pochettino won’t rule out Man United move

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Mourinho was sacked by United on Tuesday after two and a half years in charge, the Red Devils sitting sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool . It seems United bosses have already identified their primary target as iNews journalist Sam Cunningham claims Manchester United are "desperate" to appoint Pochettino as Mourinho's permanent replacement. Read More »

Hetmyer, Rutherford, Paul snapped up at IPL auction

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Only two - Karnataka's Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun - went unsold. Unheralded architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy Tuesday fetched a sensational bid of Rs 8.4 crore, more than 40 times his base price, but veteran Yuvraj Singh went unsold in an IPL players' auction that had an unmissable Caribbean flavour to it. Read More »

Pogba 'danced on the grave' of Mourinho, says Neville

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Legit.ng recalls that Manchester United legend Gary Neville predicted Jose Mourinho's sack over the weekend after the Red Devils were battered 3-1 at Liverpool. He deals with big characters at Spurs, there's been a few bits and pieces like contract rebels and things like that. " Manchester United is a very hard football club right now". Read More »

Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United, Latest Football News

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Mourinho was in charge of United for more than two years but his departure this season has been inevitable following public fallouts with several of his players. 12 May 2018 Rui Faria announces he will quit as Mourinho's assistant at the end of the season, the pair having worked together at various clubs since 2002. Read More »

NFL Pro Bowl snubs - Picking the biggest roster misses

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The Pro Bowl game take place on January 27 in Orlando, Fla., and will be televised live on the ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Disney XD and simulcast on ABC. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. Casey has 68 tackles on the season, along with seven quarterback sacks and 47.5 pressures. Read More »

Paris Saint-Germain Getting Tough With Tottenham Target Adrien Rabiot

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And PSG could now decide to sell Rabiot in the January transfer window to ensure that they do not miss out on a transfer fee for the France global. Henrique went a step further and accused Rabiot of being "disrespectful" towards PSG and their fans as a youth academy graduate and stressed that every one of the capricious 23-year-old's whims has been indulged. Read More »

IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite earn big

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Leg-spinners remain in high demand in the Indian Premier League, and his recent performances should attract the attention of multiple franchises looking for the ideal No. However, veteran allrounder Yuvraj Singh remained unsold. At the same time, they will certainly keep a lookout for talented uncapped players like Varun Chakravarthy , Shivam Dubey, Karn Veer Kaushal, Atit Sheth and Rohit Rayadu. Read More »

Virat Kohli Loves Confrontations And Viv Richards Doesn't Mind

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During the 71st over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, the respective captains were seen exchanging words after Kohli chose to field close to the non-striker and Gaffaney had to step in. But Paine couldn't resist one last prod towards Kohli. "That's enough, that's enough", Gaffaney interrupted. Both captains moved to downplay the rivalry after the match, declaring no lines had been crossed. Read More »

White Sox Acquire 1B Yonder Alonso In Trade With Indians

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Abreu is projected to earn $16 million in his final year as an arbitration-eligible player. Alonso, 31, hit.250 with 23 home runs and 83 RBIs last season for the Indians. This is the first trade between the teams since the Indians sent catcher-first baseman Matt Merullo to Chicago for outfielder Ken Ramos on March 30, 1994. Read More »

Lionel Messi is the best, says Amor

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Levante's best chance of the saw Boateng storm into the box before cracking the underside of the crossbar, with Ter Stegen well beaten. Three minutes before half-time, after another error, it was 2-0. Barca now need only a point against Celta Vigo next week to guarantee they will end 2018 in top spot. Messi put through Luiz Suarez for the opener before converting two clinical finishes. Read More »

Kohli-Paine War of Words Offers Delicious Sub-Plot to Day

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It was Kohli who started the battle of words this time around by having a go at his Australian counterpart Tim Paine at the end of the second's day's play and nearly had a physical altercation with him while he was batting during the morning session of Day 4. Read More »

Bellerin calf injury adds to Arsenal fitness woes ahead of Christmas fixtures

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Emery will be aiming to try and steer the Gunners back into the Champions League after the north London side finished outside the top four for the last two seasons running. However, Emery played down the possibilities of solving the team's defensive issues in the January transfer window, saying it will be hard to find the right player. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne: Injuries were just bad luck, not fatigue

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After the match, Mourinho made the stark admission that United were unable to match the intensity and physicality of Liverpool's display and Giggs believes an expensively assembled squad have questions to answer. "They did brilliantly without me, but I'm sure they'll be happy that I'm back", De Bruyne added. "I'm not too anxious about them (because) they will do what they do and we'll have to try to win our games and go forward". Read More »

Stumbling Flyers fire head coach Dave Hakstol

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The team dismissed general manager Ron Hextall last month and replaced him with Fletcher, who was previously the GM of the Minnesota Wild for nine seasons. Oshie. He also coached Hextall's son, Brett Hextall. In his first season behind the bench in 2015-16, the Flyers posted a 41-27-14 record and reached the playoffs, falling in six games to the Washington Capitals. Read More »

Canelo makes short work of Fielding

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It was, ultimately, a total mismatch. It was evident in the opening minute just how much bigger Alvarez was as a puncher and just how ineffective the 31-year-old Fielding, a native of Liverpool, England, turned out to be. "My goal is to make good fights for the people, for the public, and to make sure the name of Canelo Álvarez and of Mexico is held up high", Alvarez said. Read More »

Australia battle in Perth to build lead of 175 over India

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India lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Adelaide. However, cometh the hour, cometh the Goat - and it was Nathan Lyon who dismissed Kohli, who to that point had batted impervious to the fact seven wickets had fallen for fifty-odd runs prior to his arrival. Read More »

Paul Pogba on Manchester United bench for clash at Liverpool

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Speaking after the match, England global Young summed up the mood in the United dressing room after they tasted their first league defeat in their last nine encounters with Liverpool . "I have never thought in that way". We can't compare the intensity and physicality of Liverpool . "If you look to the stats with Mr (Louis) van Gaal and David (Moyes), we have players that are permanently injured". Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho: My 2 friends in the Premier League

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As for Matic, he continuously allowed Liverpool's players to run off him. Mourinho said the club's difficulties with injuries had been a long-term issue. "They know that they can get a very hard opponent that finished second in their group". It was made for another result. The host's 36 attempts on goal to United's six, is a telling statistic - although it may say more about visitors than Liverpool - and it is an indication of their perseverance. Read More »

Guardiola praises City team for coming through tough test in Champions League

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The 19-year-old has caught the eye, scoring six goals this term, although he has made only four starts in the Bundesliga. "He was incredible. We don't have any doubts about his quality". "We finished group stage in the best way". "It's a big compliment to everyone involved in the group because it was tough". Raheem Sterling returned to action for Manchester City in their Champions League clash against Hoffenheim at the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Champions League last-16 draw: how and where to watch

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Find out when the draw starts where you are in the world . The UEFA Champions League draw will be available for viewing all across the Southeast Asia region where the rights of broadcasting the event have been secured. Only 16 teams are left in the competition, with the eight group winners being drawn against the eight runners-up from the group stages. A huge reward for City for winning their group is to face the German club who are now 13th in the Bundesliga. Read More »

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders tears Achilles at practice

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Because of the success the Broncos have had downfield and because of the potential of DaeSean Hamilton to now take Sanders' place as the preferred underneath receiver, the Broncos could explore a variety of options. With the primary receiving target out, rookie running back Phillip Lindsay should benefit and see plenty of hand-offs in the coming games. Aside from Holmes, who has 15 touchdowns in 91 career games for the Bills, Cowboys and Raiders, the Broncos' remaining receivers - Sutton, ... Read More »

Five contenders to be the next All Blacks coach

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If New Zealand Rugby maintains the policy of promoting from within that it adopted when appointing Hansen, then Foster will be favourite for the top job. New Zealand media have highlighted the fact Foster was head coach of the Chiefs in Super Rugby for nearly eight years without winning the title. "It's not right that I sit here and say "that guy should do the job", Hansen said of a potential successor. Read More »

India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 3

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However, Kohli looked comfortable from the moment he strode to the crease , a crisp on-drive from the second ball he faced from Hazlewood racing to the boundary. India's response got off to a awful start when Starc bowled Murali Vijay for a 12-ball duck and Hazlewood then castled opener KL Rahul for just two. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki set to make season debut on Thursday for Dallas Mavericks

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Nowitzki is setting an National Basketball Association record for the longest career spent with only one team as he enters his 21st season with the Mavericks . It will take me probably a couple of games to get used to it, but we'll see how it goes. Nowitzki has thus far marveled at the play of the 19-year old, proclaiming him to be better than he was at the same age. Read More »

Hearn: If Wilder Doesn't Want Joshua - Nothing We Can Do

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He added, "Joshua has always wanted to fight Deontay Wilder and he wants to fight him now". "I made sure with the negotiations I booked the date in advance, the venue in advance, and am making my point clear for everyone, I am willing to fight any one of these guys, especially the champion Deontay Wilder, at Wembley, April 13". Read More »

Chelsea vows 'strongest possible action' after anti-Semitic chants by fans

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Morata, 26, moved to Chelsea from Real Madrid for £60 million in July 2017 but has endured an indifferent spell in the capital city. The focus now is on Chelsea for what happened. It looked like Christensen would cement his place as a Chelsea regular but has rarely featured under Sarri. This disgraceful behaviour must be challenged and the perpetrators identified and punished. Read More »

Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald: Phoenix should take a chance on Suns arena

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I'm a strong proponent, as evidenced by the term sheet that I signed last week, that we should renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena and once again restore it to a world class facility. On Thursday, before the Suns' 99-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks snapped a 10-game losing streak, Sarver announced he has no intention of leaving Phoenix. Read More »

Jabari Parker Will Reportedly Be Removed From The Bulls Rotation

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Earlier this week, ESPN's Malika Andrew reported that the Bulls were planning to remove Parker from the rotation and now it appears the Bulls may look to go in a different direction altogether. Though the Bulls signed Parker to a two-year deal, the team doesn't have to keep him around next season. The 23-year-old forward signed a two-year deal in free agency, but has struggled to find his niche with his hometown team. Read More »

Unai Emery hints at centre-back addition

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Saka is the latest youngster to impress Emery during this Europa League group stage, which has also seen good performances by fellow teenagers Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock. "I think every player is now okay to help us in the position we need". "It was Wednesday in training", he said when asked when he knew he would be playing. Read More »

Half-century for James Harden as Houston star makes history

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But it was Harden's night, as Houston picked up a much-needed win against a Western Conference foe. Harden, the reigning NBA Most Valuable player, added 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season and his second 50-point game of what has been a frustrating campaign for the Rockets so far. Read More »

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 »