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Charlie Austin double helps Southampton win, Everton's misery continues

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Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri said on Friday the club were "very close" to naming a permanent replacement for Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October. "If it needs injured players to come back for things to get better, if it needs January to go and get new players, something has to change, because this group of players are under-performing, whether it is myself or Ronald in charge". Read More »

BCCI unofficially retires jersey number 10 in honour of Sachin Tendulkar

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The No.10 remained unused for almost five years before Mumbai fast bowler Shardul Thakur decided was seen sporting during his one-day worldwide cricket debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo. He represented India in 463 ODIs and one T20I and always wore the same number. Even Sachin's IPL side Mumbai Indians retired his jersey number after he called it a day from all forms of cricket in 2013. Read More »

Santi Cazorla's Arsenal agony goes on after ninth operation on injury

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The Spaniard has already had multiple operations, resulting in the loss of eight centimetres from the tendon in his right ankle, and he nearly lost his foot after contracting gangrene. Cazorla had to have skin taken from his arm and inserted into his Achilles after losing 8cms of the tendon following complications. Cazorla last played for Arsenal in October 2016 after he was injured in a Champions League game. Read More »

Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber earns third-team All-Big Ten honors

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Wisconsin and MI have three players apiece on the coaches' All-Big Ten defense first team. Following the final week of the regular season, the Penn State women's volleyball team saw its duo of middle blockers recognized for their weekend of play as senior Haleigh Washington earned her fifth Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season, and redshirt sophomore Tori Gorrell earned her first career weekly honor as she claimed the Defensive Player of the Week honor. Read More »

Cavaliers crush Miami Heat in 108-97 win

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There was nothing on the replays that suggested James made any contact, though. "I said what I had to say (to referee Kane Fitzgerald) and moved on but he decided I should get (ejected)". I watch games every single night and I see jump shooters going to the line double digit times every single night. James, who had stripped the ball from Miami's James Johnson at the other end, said he was "fouled all the way up the court, from the time that I stripped him all the way til I got to the rim". Read More »

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy turns down $42 million deal to coach Vols

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Mike Gundy has been known to flirt with other programs over the past several years before ultimately choosing to remain at Oklahoma State , but there have been some indications that things could be different this time around. There's also this via the same reporter, which sounds ludicrous, but. we are talking about Tennessee here, so anything is believable at the moment. Read More »

Moorhead will be MSU's new football coach

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The 44-year-old from Pittsburgh does have head coaching experience at Fordham, where he went 38-13 and led the Rams to the FCS Playoffs in three of his four seasons from 2012-15. He was a sought-after candidate on the coaching market, considering Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated reported he was "expected to be in the mix for the UCF opening should current head coach Scott Frost.leave". Read More »

Dana White unsure Conor McGregor will fight in UFC again

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According to White, McGregor's future is anything but clear at the moment. "We were working on a fight for him at the end of the year, and he's just not ready", White told reporters Tuesday. "Conor can walk down the street and it's big news". White said he hasn't spoken with McGregor, but was betting the reports are erroneous. "That's not the healthiest environment either". Read More »

Chelsea midfielder Hazard anxious he's being targeted for kicking by opposition

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The hosts struggled to contain the 26-year-old, who often dropped into midfield to gain possession, and Chelsea manager Conte feels his flexibility is bringing a new dimension to the side. Swansea should beware some of the brilliant Eden Hazard numbers above. "We changed the system, Danny Drinkwater was on the pitch and then we were a bit more defensive". Read More »

Ramon Foster Agrees With Tomlin's Patriots Comments

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Since the summer, the Steelers have been open about wanting to secure home-field advantage to combat the Patriots or other AFC suitors. The Steelers have a chance to clinch the division title in Week 14 when they host the Baltimore Ravens on "Sunday Night Football". Read More »

Darren McFadden announces retirement

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The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys with a score of 10 to 7. This week, the Cowboys play Washington on Thursday while the Giants play the Raiders Sunday afternoon. The loss of linebacker Sean Lee has been highlighted during the team's three-game losing streak, as well. McFadden had a pair of 1,000 yard seasons in his career, including 2015 with the Cowboys but played in just four games and had 25 attempts for 87 yards and no touchdowns. Read More »

Ben Gordon arrested on felony robbery charges

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The man let Gordon leave with some money, then called the cops. The arrest comes a week after Gordon was charged for using a forged license plate in NY. In addition to the NY license plate incident, Gordon in June was arrested after pulling multiple fire alarms in his building in Los Angeles despite there not being a fire, according to reports. Read More »

College Football Playoff projections after Week 13 games

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However, the one-loss Tide's fate is now in the hands of the College Football Playoff committee, and here's what the sophomore posted on Twitter. The Tide have spent the season as the AP's No. 3 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on Saturday. The debate surrounding the four best teams in the country has taken a back seat to the nonsense mostly taking place in the SEC, but the shouting matches regarding who lies where in the playoff standings will return to the ... Read More »

OSU's Gundy meeting with Tennessee

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According to Jimmy Hyams of WNML radio in Knoxville , Gundy has even already been interviewed by Tennessee. The 50-year-old reached an agreement with Oklahoma State on a new five-year contract in June that replaced the previous one that was set to expire in December 2019. Read More »

Chelsea Offered Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang In January

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Do you think the Gabon star will be a good signing for Chelsea? The Blues have been given the chance to snap up the former AC Milan man when the window reopens in the New Year. As per Bild , Dortmund will allow Aubameyang to depart if an offer in the region of €60M (£53.7M) is made, only time will tell if that's a price we'd be willing to pay. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Manchester City's form is 'extraordinary'

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Mauricio Pochettino has already given up hope of Tottenham catching Pep Guardiola's side this season and some feel only Manchester United are now in with a realistic chance of challening for the title, but they are eight points adrift. The claim is that talks have been initiated between Luiz and Madrid, with it very much sounding something between the Brazilian's camp and the Spanish club, perhaps with the defender being offered. Read More »

Blake Griffin goes down with potentially serious injury

Coach Doc Rivers said post-game that Griffin will be re-evaluted on Tuesday, with more testing to come. Lonzo knocked somebody into Blake. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter, since Rivers isn't alleging any misconduct from Ball, just describing an unfortunate basketball play. Read More »

QB job is still Alex Smith's, but for how long?

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In K.C.'s last six tilts, Smith and the offense are averaging 18.0 points per game, 312.3 yards and 76.3 rushing yards with just eight touchdowns to seven turnovers. I can do a better job of putting [Smith] in better position to make plays. The Chiefs aren't making any changes at quarterback. Wright also thinks the Chiefs should give Mahomes a shot. Read More »

Everton hold talks with manager facing uncertain future at ultra-rich club

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However Villas-Boas is not keen to return to English football and may actually take a break from management as he considers his options. The former England boss ruled himself out of the running despite holding initial talks with the Goodison Park club who instead tried to lure prime target Marco Silva from Watford. Read More »

Man United need contributions squad-wide to regain their scoring touch

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The Belgian worldwide remains flavour of the month in the eyes of his manager, who put so much effort into his signing when the player himself thought he was going to Chelsea . The report suggests that Mourinho believes that he will be able to get his man after the left back got dropped to the bench for the second Premier League game in a row by Mauricio Pochettino. Read More »

FIA in favour of Liberty's new F1 logo

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However, Liberty Media boss Chase Carey plans to revamp the sport and the logo will be an integral part of the same, making a big reveal on the podium. "I think over time it will be received positively", she said, recognising there could be an initial backlash in some quarters. "We actually had an incredibly iconic logo, but as we look to the future, for me it's much more about having a badge and we want to create an identity for Formula One". Read More »

Where will Clemson football be in the latest 2017 CFB Playoff poll?

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In 2015 and 2016, the committee was so confident about two 11-1 teams that it telegraphed ahead of time that each would make it in. On Nov. 24, 1973, these four games were played: No. Add to that, people forget they (Ohio State) beat a ranked Penn State team , a ranked Michigan State team . So who will the Tide take the place of if not a team from their own conference? Who fills the remaining two spots? "We are a one-loss team and we lost to a really good team ", defensive back ... Read More »

Another Ronaldo Bust? Fans go insane as Real Madrid Immortalise Striker

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In March a freakish bust by Emanuel Santos was unveiled at the newly named Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo in his native Madeira Islands which was roundly ridiculed. 'What I wanted to reflect was his interior strength, when he was preparing to take a free kick or a corner'. "This one actually makes him look more handsome than he is in real life". Read More »

Texans offense off-balance in loss to Ravens

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A week ago, quarterback Tom Savage played the best game of his National Football League career, throwing two touchdowns in the Texans' victory over the Arizona Cardinals . The strong finish continued an impressive season for Baltimore's defense. While not regarded as one of the AFC's top threats at this point, thanks to an uneven season through the slate's first three months, the Baltimore Ravens remain a key factor in the conference's Wild Card pursuit. Read More »

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane: 'Being dropped for Chelsea match wasn't easy'

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Lampard then joked about the altercation between Mane and Klopp. But it's part of football and it can happen. "We cannot let the other boys play until they can't play anymore, I said it before, so that's why we change", he said. "I'm completely recovered, yes". This led to speculation that Mane and Klopp were feuding about something during the course of the game. "That's where Willian popped up with the goal, and that's why I was angry". Read More »

Patriots to place Martellus Bennett on IR

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He was claimed by the New England Patriots . The team announced Monday that the veteran tight end has been placed on injured reserve along with special teams standout Nate Ebner . If Bennett was actually serious about retirement, it's possible he's played his last game in the NFL. During the bye week, Bennett floated the idea of retiring after the 2017 season. Read More »

Florida gas prices poised to rise as OPEC considers production cuts

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Across the border in MA, gas prices are down five cents this week. AAA Northeast said Monday in its weekly survey that self-serve, regular unleaded is averaging $2.60 per gallon. Production: According to Baker Hughes, Inc., the total oil rig count is now 747, which is 273 more rigs than last year's count at this time. “Despite a forecasted 5 to 20 cents decrease in coming weeks, motorists will see higher than expected December gas prices – especially compared to year-end prices from 2015 ... Read More »

49ers slammed back to reality by Seahawks

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Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor are getting most of the targets as wide receivers. Beathard's face on almost every drop back. Wilson in the first half: 8-19 for 80 yards and and interception (and a couple other close calls). After another strong season in his third year, Graham proceeded to make the Pro Bowl and earn first-team All-Pro honors in his fourth season, snaring 86 balls for 1,215 yards and a league-leading 16 touchdown catches. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho urges Michael Carrick to consider coaching career

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United can again move to within five points of their hated neighbours if they win at Watford on Tuesday, before City return to action at home to Southampton 24 hours later. "So we did not have that creation and could expect some defensive problems against a good team on the counter-attack". "We had matches at home where we played really, really well and they were a bit soft", he told reporters. Read More »

Mesut Ozil to miss Huddersfield Town match through illness

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Ozil was a surprise omission from the matchday squad, having shone in the victory over Tottenham last weekend. Wenger was forced to call up midfielder, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, to make up the numbers on the bench after Ozil was advised to leave the team hotel ahead of the match at Turf Moor. Read More »