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Rio Ferdinand backs 'manipulator' Philippe Coutinho to complete £140m Liverpool exit

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This January transfer market will force Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, to weigh up what they value and whether losing Coutinho is worth that prize, with Ferdinand backing the star to deserve such a hefty cost. "I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters", Coutinho told reporters. Read More »

Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from the Marlins

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Rosenthal also reports that RHP Nick Neidert is heading to the Marlins. But after making $7.5 million in year two of a five-year extension he signed with Miami last January, Gordon will make $10.5 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019, and $13.5 million in 2020. Read More »

Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test rankings

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Roshen was batting alongside Niroshan Dickwella on 44 when the two teams chose to shake hands with just seven mandatory overs left for the day. India had scored 536-7d and 246-5d in their two innings. Following that, Sri Lankan Cricket Board has complained to the sport's governing body about the poor air quality. "I like to play ODIs because I know I can do far better", he said. Read More »

National Hockey League gives Seattle green light to apply for franchise

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The expansion fee for a new team in Seattle will be $650million and would give the National Hockey League a chance to balance the conferences, if the city's expansion application is accepted. Seattle would have a natural rivalry with some of the other teams in the West, particularly those in Western Canada. The NHL was specific in pointing out that Seattle is likely an expansion team, not a relocation like some had speculated. Read More »

Mourinho is "confident of signing Spurs defender" in January

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Legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright has urged Tottenham to sign Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw , believing the Englishman would be a quality addition to Mauricio Pochettino's side. "If he genuinely has a feeling to stay at Manchester United , and wants to put in those types of performances, and show Mourinho that he is capable and is prepared to put in that type of work ethic, then I feel like Mourinho will give him another chance". Read More »

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 220 on January 20

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On Wednesday, MMA Junkie first reported that a hotly anticipated clash between heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and the risky Francis Ngannou was being targeted to top the card. At Sportsbet, Ngannou is paying $1.62, with Miocic at $2.31. Overall, he's 11-2 in the UFC. UFC commentator Joe Rogan was there in Detroit for UFC 218 and saw Ngannou's ferocious KO cageside and spoke with Bellator heavyweight Justin Wren about the potential of the native of Cameroon on Rogan's JRE MMA Show ... Read More »

Serena 'very likely' to make comeback at Australian Open

Serena Williams is poised return in January next year, according to the Australia Open tournament director. "There is no question she will be ready in our view". "Roger Federer travels with his four kids and we are a family-friendly event", he said, referring to Williams and her baby. Davis Cup captain Leighton Hewitt (left) poses for a photo with Melbourne United basketballers Chris Goulding and Casper Ware (second and third left) and tennis players Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios ... Read More »

Joburg Open takes off

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The Joburg Open‚ which is normally played on the two courses at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington‚ has been moved to Firethorn and Bushwillow courses at Randpark this year. "I didn't really have any expectations coming into the week. It's a good test, you still need to hit it in the right areas and make the putts". Ten players were a further shot back at six-under, two off the lead, including South African Dean Burmester, who went round the Firethorn course - which will be used exclusively ... Read More »

Lookman's back! Ademola nets brace against Apollon Limassol

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Everton can not qualify from Group E after what has been nothing short of a disastrous European venture this season. First-team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the team for the trip. Morgan Feeney - An "old school" style centre-back that has already drawn comparisons with Toffees legend Dave Watson, Feeney has captained both Everton Under-23s and England Under-19s over the past season. Read More »

Burnley's Brady out for 'substantial' period due to knee injury

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In the moments that followed the injury, it was evident that there was immediate concern for the Irish global and, after Brady was stretchered off the pitch, Burnley manager Sean Dyche stated that he instantly had the feeling that the injury was "more serious than not serious". Read More »

Simmba: Ranveer Singh to play quirky cop in KJo-Rohit Shetty collaboration

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His Instagram post read, "SANGRAM BHALERAO aka #Simmba!" And we must say, we are not at all disappointed! The poster of Simmba shows Ranveer as a cop, who is looking all excited and happy. The first one being Salman Khan's Dabangg and the second being Ajay Devgn's Singham . Earlier, Kajal in an interview with DNA was quoted saying, "I would love to work with Ranveer Singh ". Read More »

NBA Trade: Sixers reportedly send Jahlil Okafor, Stauskas to Nets for Booker

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The Sixers had been trying for some time to trade Okafor , whom they acquired with the third overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft. Boston has until Friday to use their $8.4 million DPE to acquire a player whom they could trade again at the deadline on February 8, so there is still a possibility of movement around the league. Read More »

Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

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Singer was sacked from the set on Monday, Dec. 4. The film, about British rock band Queen and its frontman, is expected to be released as scheduled on December 25, 2018 . Fletcher's acting credits also include Bugsy Malone , Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels , The Elephant Man , Muppets Most Wanted and more. While Singer disputed that account, he did acknowledge that there were "creative differences" but explained that he that he had to "return to the U.S.to deal with pressing ... Read More »

Tyler Chatwood signs with Cubs for 3 years, $38 million

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He struck out 120 batters in 147 2/3 innings and struggled with his control at times, walking 77 batters for a 4.7 walks-per-nine-innings rate. Chatwood doesn't turn 28 until next Saturday and has spent the last seven years pitching for the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels . Read More »

USA Olympic doctor Nassar jailed for 60 years over child porn

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Because the national team training camps did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing". "As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. USA Gymnastics sent him to nearly every summer Olympic Games, from 1996 in Atlanta - where he was photographed in the iconic image of an injured Kerri Strug being helped off a platform - to London in 2012. Read More »

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell sounds off on Roger Goodell in tirade

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Two of the most prominent players on each defense were even forced to leave the game early while another two were handed down suspensions. Let the debate begin. "I got [expletives] like Matt Hasselbeck calling me a dirty player and trying my character, and we've never met before", he told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Sign With Lonzo's Agent, Will Play Overseas

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LaVar Ball tells TMZ Sports China would be PUMPED on his son, LiAngelo , coming back to their country to play pro ball . now that he's done at UCLA . LaVar Ball is all about teaching his kids, 'if you don't get your way, quit. That puts an official end to the possibility of LaMelo playing college ball , something that seemed unlikely after LaMelo was pulled out of Chino Hill HS earlier this year. Read More »

Hue Jackson comments on Browns after exit of Sashi Brown

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While Brown excelled in acquiring draft picks, it appears there was a lack of confidence in his ability to capitalize on said assets. What comes next for the Cleveland Browns front office now that Sashi Brown is out? The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster. Read More »

Brussels Loses Euro 2020 Matches To Wembley

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UEFA made a decision to reallocate the three group-stage games and one last-16 game originally given to the Belgian capital because of delays in the project to build a new 60,000-capacity Eurostadium on the site of Heysel. "Missing out on Euro 2020 does not necessarily mean a death blow for our stadium plans", he said. Brussels has hoped to construct a new stadium ever since the Heysel stadium disaster, when 39 people died before the start of the 1985 European Cup final between Juventus and ... Read More »

Tre'Davious White clears protocol, calls Rob Gronkowski 'dirty player'

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Gronkowski was frustrated that no flag was thrown on a play where he appeared to be held, so he made a decision to take it out on White . "I'm lying there, he snuck me with my back turned". I'm glad I had my mouthpiece in or I could've bit my tongue off. I got a son to raise. People don't think about that when they just react. As a result, the 28-year-old will miss Monday's meeting with the Miami Dolphins . Read More »

Lindsey Vonn happy to represent U.S. at Olympics, but 'not the president'

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Lougainis is a four-time Olympic gold medalist. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony". Traditionally, members of the United States Olympic team are invited to the White House following the Games in celebration of their accomplishments. Read More »

Shakhtar Donetsk boss celebrates win over Man City by going full Zorro

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There are too many games. "I can promise you we are going to try to win this game". "They are incredibly exciting, while Mourinho is a bit more pragmatic". "Toure should work much harder and get across". "We hoped we wouldn't lose any game this season". BT Sport pundits Chris Sutton and Richard Dunne have slammed the "shocking" performance of Manchester City's Danilo in their 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night. Read More »

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov

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When asked about Mourinho's comments, Wenger said: "I thought he wouldn't play but in the end he could play". BATE can draw confidence that they could get the result they need at the Emirates Stadium, though, as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will surely rest a number of key players given they have already topped the group. Read More »

Mike's Carwash donates thousands to Toys for Tots

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Organizers say donations are up this year but so are the needs of people in the community. The drive is seeking new, unopened and unwrapped toys for children in Larimer County. Those wishing to donate a new toy to this year's Toys for Tots effort can look for a collection box at area businesses or can call Ms. Reynolds at 315-393-9933. Read More »

Ben Stokes once again struggles to make Canterbury impact

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Stokes, who has been suspended from global cricket following his brawl at a Bristol bar, was dismissed for a 41-ball 34 and remained wicketless in his spell of 7-0-39-0. British detectives late last month passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision, but there has been no word since. Stokes has since returned to competitive action in New Zealand with Canterbury and the European Central Bank has said it will make a swift decision on his availability once it receives ... Read More »

Conte hints that Chelsea got the better deal after Lukaku snub

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Conte was dismissed just before halftime for disputing a decision by referee Neil Swarbrick in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, which his team won 1-0. I understand his philosophy and must say I am very proud of this, also very happy I am where I want to be and that's all down to belief and trust and hard work". Read More »

Delhi Test: Dinesh Chandimal hails Sri Lanka's 'good attitude' after draw

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Condemning the Test, KK Aggarwal, the president of the Indian Medical Association, was quoted by reports as saying: "This match should not have taken place in the first place". This was even after PM2.5 soared to hazardous levels. "My eyes are burning; my throat is dry". Doctors and public health campaigners have escalated their fight against sports events in Delhi in recent years. Read More »

Ronda Rousey nearing pro wrestling deal with WWE

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This summer, the rumors began to fly that Rousey will be taking her talents to WWE following her MMA career. The one time dominant champion of the UFC women's bantamweight division is moving on from the sport that made her a household name. Read More »

Paul Scholes tells Mourinho: This is your best left back

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Mourinho was impressed with his defender last night and has promised more opportunities will come his way, as reported in theManchester Evening News. The accusation has been that he doesn't put in a shift in training, or on the pitch for that matter, but he certainly showed he's capable of demonstrating his work ethic. Read More »

Tennessee offers job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt

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Currie then took an unauthorized trip to the Los Angeles and spent time over lunch trying to talk Washington State head coach Mike Leach into taking the Vols' job. Dabo Swinney also owes a lot of Clemson's achievements under his watch to having two Broyles Award-winning assistants (Brent Venables and Tony Elliott) as well as another who eventually accepted the Arkansas job (Chad Morris). Read More »

Mariners and Angels add $1M apiece from Twins to pursue Shohei Ohtani

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The Mariners now have $2.55 million in global slot money, the Angels $2.3 million and the Rangers $3.54 million. Once he has reached a decision on who to play for, the team and Ohtani will have until 11:59 p.m. The team that lands him can sign him to a minor league deal. Because of the Braves scandal, Major League Baseball told teams it could use money remaining from this year's pool or dip into next year's pool to sign players, but could not double dip. Read More »

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017

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Lubaina Himid has won this year's Turner Prize , becoming the oldest recipient of the accolade at the age of 63. The Ferens Art Gallery will continue to host the shortlisted work until the 7 January, 2018. Himid won the prize for three shows in Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham. As a key figure of the Black Arts Movement, Himid has consistently foregrounded the contribution of the African diaspora to Western culture. Read More »