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Who should Alabama, Ohio State root for in the Big 12 Championship?

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Since it lost to Auburn last weekend, Alabama will not play in the SEC title game and will not have another chance to lose before the final playoff rankings. The Bulldogs have two fine losses (to Alabama and Washington), though the third one against UNLV is a little troubling. Should the No. 8 Buckeyes beat No. Read More »

Nippon Ham Fighters officially post Shohei Ohtani

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Ohtani arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday night and is expected to draw interest from many franchises. By this logic, among a few that would fall under this umbrella are the New York Yankees with Masahiro Tanaka and whichever team ultimately signs Yu Darvish. Read More »

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool Preview: Can Seagulls stop free-scoring Salah?

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So it's not that we have a big choice to make in defence", Klopp said. That's pretty much all. Scott, who refereed his first top-flight game in November 2014, has never been the man in the middle for a league match involving Liverpool before but did referee a League Cup win at Derby County and an FA Cup victory at Plymouth Argyle , both in 2016-17. Read More »

Argentina Coach Sampaoli: Nigeria Will Be Tough But We Have Messi

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Nigeria's plan in qualifying from the Group next year could seek to imitate the plan from 2014. "HNS is looking forward to introducing the new kit, which, with the great long-standing cooperation with Nike, has been one of the most recognizable and most attractive soccer jerseys in the world for years", the Croatian Football Federation concluded. Read More »

In Form Chelsea Can Brush Aside A Newcastle In Freefall

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Magpies boss Rafa Benitez sat down for his pre-match press conference, ahead of his side's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, and responded to a question asking him if he expects a hostile reception form the Blues faithful, as quoted by the Chronicle . Read More »

Man United's five injury problems vs Arsenal

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I tell my players to think just about the game. Mourinho's side are eight points behind Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders going into this weekend fixtures. "I love tennis, but I don't play tennis". While United have also won their last three league matches with victories over Watford, Brighton and Newcastle. Read More »

Swansea paying Bayern Munich £7m for Renato Sanches loan

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Paul Clement taking charge of Swansea City for the first time in the EPL match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park January 3, 2017. Just who exactly Clement and his team are running the rule over remains to be seen, but Swans supporters will be hoping that their team can find some diamonds on the continent or in the lower leagues to help prevent a recurrence of last season's battle against relegation. Read More »

DMX Facing Jail Time for Tax Evasion

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The rapper known as " DMX ", avoided paying $1.7 million in taxes, officials say. Spotify released DMX's own barking take on the Christmas classic "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer", produced by Yonkers-based collaborator Divine Bars, who attended most of DMX's NY court appearances. Read More »

Beyonce Tops The Most-Liked Instagram Pictures Of 2017

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Real Madrid star Ronaldo now has 116million followers on his Instagram account, having gained a massive 30m in the previous year alone. The Portugal worldwide has a staggering 116m followers on Instagram , which sees him share photos of his football career, expanding family, and various lucrative sponsorship deals which range from mobile phones and shampoo, to Egyptian Steel companies. Read More »

Southgate: England must go to Russian Federation to win

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Gareth Southgate says he has no preferences for his England side's opponents ahead of the World Cup draw in Russian Federation on Friday. The World Cup draw takes place tomorrow , with England determined to base themselves outside St Petersburg, no matter who they face or where they face them in this vast country covering one-eighth of the world's inhabited land. Read More »

Real Madrid hand Man United star ultimatum

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In case you didn't know. . His contract expires in the summer and, with no signs that the 23-year-old, known as "Kepa", will sign, the club look resigned to letting him go. Because of all this, the La Liga champions have had to switch to another target, Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga , who is available to them through a €20m release clause. Read More »

Latest updates, rumors on search for head coach

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He took over a four win Cougars team and flipped the script. But one person whose name has been mentioned all along is Leach, who has turned around Washington State's program. With students, faculty and even politicians criticizing Currie for considering Schiano, he was dropped out of the coaching race for the Volunteers. Read More »

Allardyce wants ex-Liverpool duo in Everton setup

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Everton have confirmed that former England manager Sam Allardyce is poised to be appointed manager. However the 58-year-old was deemed surplus to requirement at his boyhood club during Kenny Dalglish's tenure in 2011, ending a 35-year association. Read More »

Jameis Winston to start Sunday against Green Bay Packers

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Winston's teammate at Florida State University Ronald Darby corroborated Winston's statement t the time. Shortly after Kate's story was published by Buzzfeed, Winston released a statement saying in part that the driver was confused; he was not the only passenger in the auto and who was sitting next to her. Read More »

Gomer Pyle Star Jim Nabors Has Died At 87

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James Thurston Nabors was born June 12, 1930, in Sylacauga, Ala., the son of a policeman. "I've never made a huge secret of it at all". After graduating from the University of Alabama with a business degree, he moved to NY and took a job as a typist at the United Nations. Read More »

FIFA Pleased With Demand For 2018 World Cup Tickets

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The groups will contain one team from each pot. But the chances of two Arabic-speaking teams being set against each other in the group stage are heightened by the seeding of both Egypt and Tunisia in Pot Three; Saudi Arabia are in Pot Four . Read More »

England, Australia ready for clash

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A noted internationalist with 41 years experience as a coach, Bennett even played for Huddersfield in the 1970s. "[I took the job] because I wanted to be in this World Cup , in Australia ". They have not lost to England since the opening game of the 1995 World Cup at Wembley and in this tournament they have conceded an average of just over three points a game. Read More »

Mercedes driver names the F1 champion who deserves more respect — Lewis Hamilton

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Asked to recall his favourite pass of the season, Hamilton said: "I have a very bad memory, so I don't remember much before last month's race in Austin (when he passed Vettel)". While the season has ended, we will bring to you interesting stories and news from the world of Formula 1 throughout the winter season. "For sure, I will miss many things - racing against amazing drivers and competing in the best car and the best category in the world". Read More »

Ben Stokes to return to action with NZ side Canterbury

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The 26-year-old all-rounder was stood down from playing global cricket as the European Central Bank awaits the decision of the Avon and Somerset police on whether he will be charged for his involvement in a fracas outside a Bristol nightclub, which occurred in September. Read More »

This is what Manushi Chhillar wore to meet PM Narendra Modi

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Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar received a thumping welcome at GMR led Hyderabad International Airport, when she arrived by Air India 542 flight from Delhi in the afternoon. When asked if she had any plans to enter Bollywood, she said, "Bollywood is not on my mind as of now. I dream to be happy". The 20-year-old spoke about wanting to continue her medical education after two years, and also wanting to work on her pet-project to provide sanitary napkins to women in rural areas. Read More »

Herm Edwards 'a serious candidate' at Arizona State

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Edwards hasn't coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2008 season. Edwards also has a bit of college coaching experience. Arizona State is looking for a replacement for Todd Graham , who was sacked despite a 46-31 record over six seasons in Tempe, including a 42-30 win over rival Arizona in the Territorial Cup to close out the regular season. Read More »

Matt Ryan reached out to Eli Manning after news of benching

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If this were a decision to see what Webb can do the rest of the way, it would make much more sense. "Jerry called me on Monday afternoon - I was at a family function in Virginia - to tell me that Ben was going to be speaking to Eli to let him know he was going to be continuing to start the game, but that at some point, Geno would come in", Mara said. Read More »

ESPN reportedly cuts 150 employees in latest round of layoffs

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This is the third round of mass layoffs at ESPN over the last two years. The company employs roughly 4,000 people at its Bristol , Connecticut, headquarters and 8,000 total worldwide. ESPN has lost 10 million cable subscribers over the last six years, according to the Associated Press , and that has coincided with increased costs for covering live sporting events. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers dominate Miami Heat for ninth straight win

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Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert wanted to test out his sore right knee on the first night of a back-to-back, but did not feel right in Philly. Despite air-balling his first shot, Smith racked up 11 points, three rebounds on four-of-six shooting and three three-pointers to help Cleveland notch their eighth straight win and improve to 13-7 on the season. Read More »

Nashville named as finalist for Major League Soccer team

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Detroit , Cincinnati , Nashville and Sacramento will make formal presentations on December 6 before the MLS Expansion Committee and Commissioner Don Garber in NY. Los Angeles Football Club, which kicks off in 2018, will be the league's 23rd club, while expansion discussions continue in Miami. "This is the moment we've all been waiting for", Nagle said in a statement. Read More »

Tennessee Coach Search Continues, Gundy Stays in Stillwater

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ESPN and WNML first reported Brohm's candidacy on Wednesday and a source confirmed to the Times Free Press that Brohm is the front-runner for the job after Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy rejected Tennessee on Tuesday. Brohm makes $3.3 million annually. Brohm, the former Louisville quarterback who just finished his first season as head coach at Purdue, has had discussions with Tennessee officials, sources told ESPN. Read More »

Kubica completes first day of crunch Williams test

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A photo posted to social media backed Kubica's assertion and illustrated the lengths the Williams team has gone to accommodate his range of movement, his headrest sporting a cutout on the right-hand side to give him more room to manoeuvre his right wrist and arm. Read More »

Peter Crouch to stay with Stoke until 2019

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That result has left Liverpool sitting sixth in the table but with just three points separating them from third-placed Chelsea it couldn't be tighter in the race for Champions League qualification. Lovern, who has been suffering from a back injury and Can from a muscular injury could be looking at a place in the starting line-up with Jurgen Klopp hinting that his squad may be rotated. Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford's highest order

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The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the freedom of the city in 1997 for her "long struggle for democracy". "We celebrated her for her opposition to oppression and military rule in Burma", it added. She added that the reputation of the city was being "tarnished" by "honouring those who turn a blind eye to violence". But he lamented how Burma's people have suffered "and continue to suffer from civil conflict and hostilities", and insisted that everyone who calls Burma home ... Read More »