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SC vs. Virginia, 12/29/18 Belk Bowl Predictions

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Senior defensive backs Tim Harris (Varina) and Juan Thornhill each intercepted passes as Virginia got by without starting freshman defensive end Aaron Famui, who missed the game with an illness. Teams were once in same conference in Atlantic Coast Conference, but haven't played since 2003. Outside of their game at NC State, Virginia was competitive in every game this season and as I think this one is going to be close at the end, I'm taking the Cavaliers and the points. Read More »

Patrick McCaw, Cavs Agree To 2-Year, $6M Offer Sheet

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Cleveland's offer sheet is reportedly for two years and worth up to $6 million. He was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his lower back near the end of last season after a horrific fall during a game at Sacramento. McCaw clearly wasn't happy with his role in Golden State. If Golden State's front office decides to keep McCaw, add another $11 million to the final number. Read More »

Arsenal without Ozil against Liverpool

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Mohamed Salah's shot inadvertently set up Roberto Firmino to equalise, and though Arsenal appealed for offside the referee's assistant correctly ruled that the last touches had come off Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi , who had found only each other when attempting to clear. Read More »

EPL: Sarri confirms two Chelsea players who will miss Crystal Palace clash

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However, the Blues must consider sending him on loan to another club where he can get regular first-team football. My position is winger, you know, I feel better as a winger. Sarri, however, warned that losing Fabregas during the season would complicate his job. "I think he played very well for the two goals but no only because of that, he was really very good and to come to play for his team-mates, in open spaces and with assists". Read More »

Tottenham extend Toby Alderweireld deal but activate £25m release clause

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Alderweireld, who arrived at Spurs in July 2015 from Atletico Madrid , has been a key player for the north London outfit this season, making 24 appearances in all competitions . "That is why when I was asked before "do you want to move?' I said 'of course, as soon as possible" because it's going to be a massive boost for the team". Read More »

Pirlo Backs Juve's Pursuit Of Arsenal Star

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The 28-year-old will be available on a free transfer this summer as his contract with the Gunners is due to expire at the end of the season. Ramsey has been pursued by several European giants, including Bayern Munich and Juventus , while Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in signing the Welshman. Read More »

Basketball: Lakers' LeBron James taking time to heal from groin injury

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James was injured during the Lakers' 127-101 victory over two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State on Christmas when he slipped while going for a loose ball. "I felt a pop and [went to] see if I could stretch it a few times and see if it will relieve, but it didn't". The Lakers are 20-14 and holding on to fourth place in the Western Conference. Read More »

Lionel Messi: I would like to work with Pep Guardiola again, but…

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi made it clear that French club Paris-Saint-Germain will not allow Brazilian football star Neymar to leave the club for a return to the Spanish La Liga . My challenges renew year on year. Messi is dominating LaLiga once again, although rival Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid for Juventus. I do not need to change teams or leagues to set new goals. Read More »

Marotta rings the changes at crisis-hit Inter

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Marcello Cardona of the Milan police said that 35-year-old Inter fan, Daniele Belardinelli, was struck by a vehicle during the clashes. Carlo Ancelotti claimed Napoli asked for the match at San Siro to be suspended on three separate occasions due to the chanting, but no action was taken. Read More »

Guardiola in new territory with English title fight

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James Maddison assisted on Vardy's goal against the Blues. Pereira's opening was nowhere near as enticing but he struck a beautifully clinical blow from the edge of the box when Sane could only partially clear a corner. They scored with their first attempt after 44 minutes, Crystal Palace scored two goals from their first two attempts and today the first attempt was a goal. Read More »

India drop openers Rahul, Vijay for Melbourne Test

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Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has fired shots again at Indian skipper Virat Kohli, asking him to retire if he is unable to score a century in the ongoing Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The tourists unveiled their new opening combination but Manuma Vihari may not have long in the role. "Honestly, I thought they bowled extremely well and didn't give us many loose balls. Read More »

Indian golfer arrested for poaching

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Apart from the rifle, a vehicle and other equipment have also been seized. During search operations, a binocular, three empty cartridges, 80 live cartridges, magazine, rangefinder, two mobile searchlight torches, Rs 36,600 cash was also recovered from the vehicle. Read More »

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan out for six weeks with fractured metatarsal

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Mkhitaryan has been a regular under Unai Emery since the Spaniard took charge this summer and has contributed four Premier League goals this season. Shkodran Mustafi is expected to return to full training this week, after missing the club's last four outings following a hamstring injury. Mkhitaryan arrived at the Emirates Stadium nearly a year ago as part of the swap deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. Read More »

Jets to make a run at luring Jim Harbaugh, report says

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McGuire had 20 touches for the second consecutive week and performed quite well considering his hard matchup versus the Texans. With no other proven options on the roster, Williams played 86 of 91 offensive snaps against the Jets. The Jets were penalized 16 times for 172 yards, compared to 10 for 86 for the Packers. "I don't have one", he said. The Jets will wrap up their 2018 season next Sunday on the road, taking on the New England Patriots (1:00 p.m. Read More »

Australia vs India: Sachin Tendulkar criticises Perth pitch rating

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Tendukkar also pointed out that the pitch had something for both the batsmen and the bowlers and was by no means average . The ICC introduced a disciplinary system at the start of the year in a bid to improve the standard of pitches around the world and can provide five ratings - very good, good, average, below average and poor - when rating Test venues. Read More »

Harsh words from Steven Gerrard spark revival for Rangers

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The fact is that we're in a position in the league where it's very competitive, it's not just only the Old Firm, there's a couple of other sides there that are pushing as well. Gerrard said: "I didn't mean to disrespect St Johnstone or Tommy Wright, I spoke to Tommy last night and said some of my quotes have been taken the wrong way or maybe I've got one wrong and if I have I apologise". Read More »

Browns QB Mayfield appears to stare down Hue Jackson

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When pressed about it and told it was trending on social media, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft deflected. "That is alright. We won. David didn't score on that play", he said. As the clock ran down to the two-minute warning, Mayfield threw a short pass to David Njoku , who then turned it into a 66-yard gain. Cincinnati's defeat came about despite a quality game from Jeff Driskel, who passed for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. Read More »

Chiefs 'will look hard' at D.J. Swearinger

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The Cardinals placed rookie offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (foot) on injured reserve and released safety Fish Smithson from the practice squad in corresponding moves. "I'm quite disappointed, to be honest with you", Gruden said of the matter Sunday. He was promoted a week later, appearing in four games for a team that eventually reached the NFC Championship game. Read More »

Fit-again Jadeja available for 3rd Test vs Australia

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In fact, the soon-to-end 2018 has turned out to be one of Kohli's best years in worldwide cricket. "I don't think so". "I've played a couple of IPLs with Virat and he's been fantastic to play under, as a captain", Starc told reporters. "I need five bowlers because the fast bowlers are exhausted you won't go with any other fast bowlers to be playing so it would be Shami, Bumrah and Ishant these three fast bowlers need backing up, two spinners I would go with experience, Ashwin and Jadeja ... Read More »

Duke Basketball: Austin Rivers signs with Houston Rockets

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Austin Rivers has done a lot of traveling this season. However, it wouldn't be fair to expect Rivers to fill the void that Paul is leaving. Winners of six of their last seven games, the Rockets (17-15) have surged their way back into the Western Conference playoff picture after a rough start to the year. Read More »

Nemanja Matic reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff instructions

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Juan Mata thanked Jose Mourinho for the trophies he brought to Manchester United in his weekly blog but also recognised the need for a boost in morale at the club. "This is football", he continued. Solskjaer is certainly a favourite of the United faithful having scored 126 goals in 11 seasons as a player, including the one that famously won the Champions League final in 1999. Read More »

Why Should I Be Surprised - Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp On Tottenham

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We did really well so far, and we have to do even better from now on. And since the Denmark worldwide arrived in England in August 2013, no player has scored more goals from outside the penalty area in the Premier League . "He is a fantastic manager and I'm happy for him that he gets this reception - Liverpudlians don't forget too easily". "We need to stay angry, to stay greedy, that is what we need to do against Newcastle ". Read More »

Colts-Titans Week 17 Clash Flexed To 'Sunday Night Football'

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In Dallas, the Cowboys took care of business against a hapless Buccaneers squad to win the NFC East. The Chargers must win in Denver on Sunday to have any hopes of leapfrogging the Chiefs in the AFC West. Houston can win the AFC South with a win at home against the Jaguars next week. Three teams are alive in the AFC South race, though the first-place Houston Texans are in the playoffs no matter what. Read More »

Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations

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A test Jones took earlier this month revealed a residual amount of turinabol, the substance that led to his most recent suspension from the sport in 2017. White said Jones did nothing wrong in this instance, and the title fight needs to happen without further delay. The level reported was at approximately 60 pg/mL and there was no parent drug or other metabolites of the drug in his sample. Read More »

Alex Ferguson Back In A Job At Man United

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While Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, reports in the Italian media suggested that Pogba had fallen out with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's staff member Michael Carrick to ensure a proposed move to Juve remains on the cards. That change paid instant dividends as United scored five goals in a Premier League match for the first time since Alex Ferguson's last game in charge back in May 2013, thrashing Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday. Read More »

Thala is back: MS Dhoni returns to India's T20, ODI squad

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India's squad for T20I series against New Zealand: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant , Dinesh Karthik , Kedar Jadhav , MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya , Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed. Read More »

Blame Manchester United players for José Mourinho's exit - Nemanja Matic

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United were at their free-flowing best as they scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since Alex Ferguson's final match in 2013. The Terriers returned to Old Trafford in February and were beaten convincingly with Romelu Lukaku scoring, along with a first goal in United colours for Alexis Sanchez in a 2-0 win. Read More »

Pochettino focused on title race - not Man United job

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Writing in his column for The Daily Telegraph , Carragher said: "It is already football's worst kept secret that United want Pochettino". But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison. Read More »

Sarri Plays Down Chelsea Interest In Higuain

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Most importantly, however, the 31-year-old has previously worked with Sarri, which cannot only help him acclimatise faster under the Italian's tactical philosophy. Victories over Manchester City and Brighton with Hazard in a more unfamiliar role have lead to some suggesting it could be a system Sarri implements more going forward, starting with Saturday's clash against Leicester City . Read More »

Rockets' Chris Paul strains hamstring, out at least 2 weeks

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Paul played 12 minutes and had four points before exiting with 6:43 left in the second quarter and the Rockets leading 45-37. D'Antoni did not specify how long Paul would be out, saying only, "It'll be some time". "It's definitely tough, because he's a big-time playmaker and ball handler for us", Rockets guard Eric Gordon said . Chris Paul was set to get an MRI on Friday. Read More »

Colin Young: 'Ferguson having big say in United's future direction'

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Mourinho paid the price for a poor start to the season that left United out of the title race and adrift of the the top four but Matic said the players must take share some of the blame. Concede a second one like we did and I did feel we had a good chance of getting a result, even at half-time at 3-1 if we could get the next goal. "Obviously, one of the trophies was one we had not won before". Read More »