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Keane urges Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea for Bayern

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However, Sky Sports now claims that the fourth Bayern bid has gone in at £35m, at last matching Chelsea's supposed asking price for Hudson-Odoi. I still hope he stays at Chelsea and in the Premier League and we get to see the best of him week in and week out. "I don't know the situation with the club, but for me he is an important player". Read More »

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah retains African Player of the Year award

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The 26-year-old is coming off the back of a record breaking season, scoring the most goals in a Premier League season with 31, appearing in a Champions League final as well as representing Egypt in the World Cup , scoring two goals. South Africa's Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana was crowned the best in the women's category. Having defended his Player of the Year title, his next goal will be to match the four straight wins in the competition by former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star ... Read More »

Nasukawa accepts McGregor fight challenge - but only on his terms

Just a few hours later Nasukawa agreed, but with a catch. Rather than stay mum, Tenshin has since responded to McGregor . And McGregor, 30, has said that he wants to fight Nasukawa "before the summer" as he steps up his plans for a UFC comeback, after losing a lightweight title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov . Read More »

Was Alabama’s Loss To Clemson Latest Product Of ‘Drake Curse’ In Sports?

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For the Alabama program, it's the worst loss since the 1998 Music City Bowl in which a Frank Beamer-led Virginia Tech team beat Mike. The two teams were meeting in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive season. Saban is now 6-2 in national title games, with both losses coming to Clemson. With freshman star quarterback Trevor Lawrence on campus for at least another two seasons, Clemson will likely continue to challenge for national championships. Read More »

DeRozan, Spurs rout Raptors in Leonard's return

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However, it sure seemed like he completely quit on the team past year because he wanted out. DeRozan, who had been disappointed at being traded from Toronto, let his former teammates and the Raptors' management see his displeasure in his first game against them, racking up 19 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Read More »

Vakoun Issouf Bayo joins Celtic from Dunajska Streda

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The 21-year-old Ivory Coast forward joined Dunajská Streda in March last year, having previously spent two years playing in Tunisia. Ahead of his move on loan to Celtic, the PSG hierarchy were quick to tie up the American to a new deal signalling how much the club rate the youngster - especially with the lack of an "option to buy" clause as part of his loan switch to the Scottish champions. Read More »

Luka Modric opens up on latest Real Madrid loss

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We will see how everything ends but Isco's exit from Madrid , save a drastic change on the bench, looks certain. Vazquez was shown a second yellow card with Madrid trailing 1-0 in the second half before Vinicius went to ground after seeming to beat Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli to the ball. Read More »

Alabama fans blame 'Drake curse' for national championship loss to Clemson

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Scrambling Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is surrounded by Clemson defenders during the first half Monday. The Tide won their first 14 games by an average of 31 points. Tagovailoa threw his second interception on the next drive when he launched a deep pass into coverage and took a third-down sack the following drive when he didn't see a cornerback blitz coming. Read More »

WTA Auckland: Julia Goerges beats Bianca Andreescu to make history

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The German had to serve to remain in the match when she was 4-5 down, but eventually, that was the beginning of her triumph as she won 9 of the following 10 games before winning the match 2-6 7-5 6-1 after 1 hour and 45 minutes . "But I can't complain". She was overcome with emotion, almost in tears, and with good reason. "My goal was only to qualify and maybe get a couple of rounds in but now I beat a couple of top players so who knows?" Goerges broke Andreescu in the very first game and ... Read More »

Omni Sports: Karolina Pliskova wins second Brisbane International title

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Mostly, it's the expectations. The world No. 5 made 26 unforced errors in the match, which cost her not only the chance to win the title but also to move up to the No. Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, credited a similar match in the first round with giving her the confidence to rally. Tsurenko, the world No. 27, will face former champion Karolina Pliskova or 34th ranked Donna Vekic in the final on Sunday. Read More »

Eagles beat Bears 16-15

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That fact hasn't stopped salty Bears fans though, as many have started various GoFundMe campaigns to buy out the remaining $9 million guaranteed of Parkey's four-year, $15 million contract. Supposedly, although Parkey's first attempt (after the timeout was called) sailed through the uprights, it didn't have much distance. People around the country took to social media to criticize, threaten, demean, humiliate, and attack the 2014 Pro Bowl kicker following his first season wearing a Bears ... Read More »

Kliff Kingsbury is interviewing with National Football League teams after all

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On Saturday, ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported Kingsbury might resign from USC in order to explore National Football League options, but on Monday, Rapoport said Kingsbury is still employed at USC. He has previous head coaching experience, a long history of coordinating productive and creative offenses, over a decade of overseeing future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and enormous respect from many in New England, including Bill Belichick. Read More »

Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years

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Lawrence threw TD passes to Travis Etienne , Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross to help undefeated Clemson become the first team in the AP poll era starting in 1936 to win 15 games in a season. "Good is not good enough, " Tagovailoa said. TURNING POINT OF THE HALF: Alabama's offense was moving the ball at will, but Clemson's defense stood tall in the redzone at the end of the first half keeping the Tide out of the endzone and forcing a field goal. Read More »

Packers to hire Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as head coach

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The Titans fielded the NFL's 25th-ranked offense in 2018. Prior to joining the Titans last season, LaFleur served as McVay's offensive coordinator with the Rams in 2017. Green Bay also interviewed New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who seemed like the leading candidate for the job. A source said LaFleur would like to keep defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on board. Read More »

Ferrari F1 team gets new team principal for 2019

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To replace Binotto's role as chief technical officer, Ferrari's aero chief Enrico Cardile and engine chief Corrado Iotti are set to take up bigger roles. Binotto had reportedly been chosen previously as Arrivabene's successor by former Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne , who died in July. Media reports a year ago had indicated that Marchionne was already planning, before he died of complications during cancer surgery, to replace Arrivabene with Binotto. Read More »

Ravens fan fight ends with brawlers falling down rows

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Flacco also spoke about his interactions with quarterback Lamar Jackson during the game. "It's exciting to get another chance", Rivers said after Sunday's win over the Ravens . The Chargers' star running back Melvin Gordon caught an Uber ride from a diehard Ravens fan and took to some good natured, light-hearted smack talking with a twist: the driver had no idea who Gordon was. Read More »

Pep Guardiola warned by FA after touchline behaviour against Liverpool

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Former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling set up Leroy Sane to secure a win for City as the champions celebrated in ecstasy as the title race hots up. "For me Liverpool just want it more than the Man City players". That is how we have to play in the Champions League . It is of course nice to win the FA Cup , but no more than that, Jurgen Klopp has one priority this season and it certainly isn't walking up those famous steps at Wembley in May. Read More »

Paine dismisses bowling coach's difference of opinion claim

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India , resuming from the first day's score of 303 for four, amassed 622/7 before declaring, leaving the hosts 10 overs to face. The two have managed to put together a 38-run partnership after Kuldeep Yadav (3/71) dismissed Tim Paine early in the final session but will know that there remains plenty of work to be done on Day 4. Read More »

Baylor upsets top-ranked UConn 68-57

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Kalani Brown had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Bears (10-1), before a sellout crowd of 10,284 at the Ferrell Center. GORDON 110, UNE 90: Eric Demers scored 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half, and Garrisson Duvivier had 17 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists as visiting Gordon won its 11th consecutive game. Read More »

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin welcome their second child

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Now the second child is here; it could be a while before MMA fans get to see Mcgregor fight inside the Octagon. Adding, "2019 is off to the best start! Thank you for the well wishes everybody!" There has been no word yet on whether they welcomed a boy or girl, or on the little one's name. Read More »

FA Cup third round wrap 06 January 2019

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The 18-year-old has been urged to leave the Premier League champions on loan but Guardiola is saying the youngster will not be allowed to leave City on loan this month, stressing that it is "impossible". "I had a coffee with him for three hours, showed him how we wanted to play, how he'd fit into the team and I asked him to think about it for a few days and see if he wanted to come". Read More »

Medvedev ousts Tsonga in Brisbane semi

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Tsonga, 33, overcame the seventh-seeded rising Australian star 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in a high-quality contest to set up a meeting with Andy Murray's conqueror Daniil Medvedev on Saturday. Last year's finalist Nishikori, who prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-2, won 70 percent of points on his first serve and converted five out of 15 break point opportunities to snap a nine-match losing streak in finals. Read More »

India series win 12 months in making, says very proud Kohli

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That's what I don't get with the criticism he's getting ... he's just down on confidence a little bit and I think sometimes people just forget he's a bloke who is trying his best". "Scoring a hundred at Adelaide Oval and going 1-0 up in a four-Test series is something we were all aiming for", Pujara said. They're the best there is. Read More »

Leicester crash out of FA Cup at Newport as Fulham also exit

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Jamille Matt headed home for the fourth tier side in the 10th minute, putting them on track for a huge upset, only for Rachid Ghezzal to break the home side's hearts with an equaliser in the 82nd minute. Bidwell then headed in the victor with 15 minutes to go from a set-piece. "It is one you have to savour", Oldham boss Pete Wild said. I can't think of many others. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever

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Now he was in and still is in, it's just a joy to watch him. "I'm not sure too many people picked up on it at the Etihad this week, but what struck me was just how ballistic City went when they won", Fowler wrote in the Mirror . "They are very organised, very intense, have individual quality, press well, and their counter-attack is one of the best there is". Keita is behind Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson , James Milner and fellow new recruit Fabinho in the Liverpool midfield ... Read More »

Lakers star (groin) remains out, to be re-evaluated in a week

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Two days later, the Lakers will entertain James's former club, the Cleveland Cavaliers . They've posted a comically bad 4th quarter offensive rating of 83.3 in the 4th over their last five games, by far the worst mark in the league. Hopefully James is able to suit up and face his old team when that game finally comes. There is no guarantee that James would have led the team to victories in the last four games, but there is no doubt he would have helped. Read More »

Cowboys fight past Seahawks for NFC wild-card win

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Unfortunately, fans have to decide who they'd rather see their team play based purely on their own opinion, as the Patriots haven't faced either team this season. At Houston, Luck flipped a six-yard touchdown toss to Eric Ebron and an 18-yard touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman, while Mack scored on a two-yard run as the Colts leaped ahead 21-0 at halftime. Read More »

Rain prevents play in Australia-India Test

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A huge storm rolled in late Saturday, forcing play to finish half an hour early, and the overcast skies lingered into Sunday. Ponting was livid after Nathan Lyon failed to review his lbw decision off Kuldeep Yadav during day four of the fourth and final Test at the SCG despite the hosts having two challenges remaining. Read More »