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Isaiah Thomas opens up on return from injury Isaiah Thomas opens up on return from injury
- January 05, 2018

Boston improved to an Eastern Conference-best 31-10, while the Cavs dropped to 25-13. Rose, who has missed the past five games and nine games total this season because of a sprained left ankle, is in a walking boot and expected to miss at least the next two weeks. (more...)
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2: Bellerin belter snatches point in derby thriller Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2: Bellerin belter snatches point in derby thriller
- January 05, 2018

The 26-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, is finally enjoying a sustained run in Arsenal's starting XI. Wenger has until 6pm on Friday to respond, but refutes the charge. "We have to put that behind us and focus on our next game, not dwell on it". Morata had a poor night squandering other opportunities as well. It went from looking like an Arsenal win to looking like a draw, to looking like a Chelsea win, to ending in a dramatic split of the points. (more...)
Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson 'Same Night' Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson 'Same Night'
- January 05, 2018

Three rounds? I'm exhausted about this. I need Tony and Conor same night. Sports' Kevin Iole that if McGregor is ready to fight early this year, they'll book Ferguson vs. "He has to defend his belt". UFC president Dana White has stated in a new interview that a fight between interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov could be on the cards next. (more...)
Joe Thornton has chunk ripped out magnificent beard in brawl Joe Thornton has chunk ripped out magnificent beard in brawl
- January 05, 2018

Kadri grabbed Thornton's rather vast beard during the scrap. "I ended up with a piece of it in my hand", Kadri said. "I had no idea how I ended up with beard". Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen, playing in his 100th game as a Leaf, stopped five of six Sharks in the shootout to overcome a giveaway in front of his net that led to Chris Tierney's game-tying goal in the second period. (more...)
Serena out in latest blow to Australian Open Serena out in latest blow to Australian Open
- January 05, 2018

There were encouraging signs for Williams as she fell to Jelena Ostapenko in a tight exhibition match in Abu Dhabi last week , though the news today that she will not be in action ahead of the Australian Open suggests she may not be ready for a full return to tour. (more...)
Liverpool Asks for £130M From Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Asks for £130M From Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho
- January 05, 2018

Liverpool FC are facing the prospect of losing Coutinho to Barcelona and Yahoo Sport! suggests the two clubs will meet to discuss the 25-year-old's future on Wednesday. Barca are yet to test the waters this month with an official bid, but know they will have to pay a handsome fee to land Coutinho due to the length of his Liverpool contract. (more...)
AC Milan Look at Six-Month Loan Deal for Walcott AC Milan Look at Six-Month Loan Deal for Walcott
- January 05, 2018

But, hypothetically, if the Merseyside club could sign Tosun and Walcott then it would have to represent a very good transfer window , even if they sign nobody else. However, one caveat for any potential deal is the fact that Walcott has already appeared for Arsenal in the Europa League this term, meaning he would not be eligible to do likewise for the Diavolo as they pursue glory in Europe's second-tier competition. (more...)
Father of Steelers star Shazier says injured LB is improving Father of Steelers star Shazier says injured LB is improving
- January 05, 2018

In part of a sitdown interview with Shazier's father Vernon, WPXI reported that Shazier has feeling in his legs. Shazier suffered a serious spinal injury against the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League on December 4, and has been recuperating from a spinal stabilisation surgery two days later. (more...)
Three Way Trade Bolsters the Pen and Bench Three Way Trade Bolsters the Pen and Bench
- January 05, 2018

Soria, 33, has a wealth of setup and closing experience in his career. Avilan made 63 appearances for the Dodgers last season, going 2-3 with 52 strikeouts, a 2.93 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 61 appearances (46 innings). Soria and Avilan will help provide depth to a bullpen after the White Sox traded five relievers in 2017. The Royals added a pair of minor-leaguers in the deal. (more...)
Aggies hire Notre Dame's Mike Elko as defensive coordinator Aggies hire Notre Dame's Mike Elko as defensive coordinator
- January 05, 2018

There have been a couple of huge defensive coordinator contracts doled out already this offseason: a raise to $2.5 million annually for Aranda after A&M reportedly pursued him and a bump to $1.7 million for Oregon's Jim Leavitt . They haven't won a national championship or even played for one since 1939. Fisher took over at Texas A&M last month after eight seasons at Florida State. (more...)
Chelsea step up Barkley pursuit and enquire about Carroll Chelsea step up Barkley pursuit and enquire about Carroll
- January 05, 2018

Tottenham , who were interested in the England global last summer, are believed to be again eyeing him on a cut price deal in January, but Chelsea have again been linked. The reason for that is, once again, Tottenham, who are said to be willing to wait until the summer - hopeful they can land Barkley for nothing. "I think the club was resigned before I got here that they were going to lose Ross". (more...)
Conte backs misfiring Morata after derby draw Conte backs misfiring Morata after derby draw
- January 05, 2018

Arsenal took the lead through Jack Wilshere but Eden Hazard's penalty and Marcos Alonso put the Blues in front before Hector Bellerin equalised in stoppage time . The flawless striker for Morata would be someone more physical that can help us later on in games. But football is this. When asked about the last attempt strike, Hazard felt that it should have been the winning strike. (more...)
Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year
- January 05, 2018

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah was on Thursday crowned the 2017 African Player of the Year at the CAF/Aiteo awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana . The Egypt international's £36.9 million move to Anfield continued a remarkable 12 months in which he helped his country reach this summer's World Cup finals. (more...)
Antetokounmpo tops balloting for NBA All-Star Game Antetokounmpo tops balloting for NBA All-Star Game
- January 05, 2018

Durant is the top vote-getter in the Western Conference with 767,402 votes cast in his favor. However, the two starting guard spots are likely to be filled by two of Stephen Curry , James Harden and Russell Westbrook . Kristaps Porzingis (359,459) 11. GOLDEN STATE - D.Green 5-9 7-8 17, Iguodala 5-9 0-0 10, Pachulia 2-5 2-2 6, Curry 10-20 5-6 29, Thompson 11-21 0-0 28, Young 4-7 0-0 11, Looney 3-4 1-2 7, West 6-7 0-0 12, Livingston 0-2 0-2 0, McCaw 2-4 0-0 4. (more...)
Son Strike Salvages Point For Spurs Vs West Ham Son Strike Salvages Point For Spurs Vs West Ham
- January 05, 2018

Kane had the ball in the back of the net in the 18th minute, after he bundled the ball into the West Ham net following a great pass from Moussa Sissoko but the England striker was flagged offsde by the linesman. Think it wouldn't get any better? Despite having 31 shots in the match and enjoying 70% possession, Spurs were unable to find a victor and in the end, were thankful for Heung-Min Son's late stunner to earn them a point. (more...)
MANCHESTER UTD - Mourinho: MANCHESTER UTD - Mourinho: "I have no intention to leave at all"
- January 05, 2018

The basic three-year contract ends in the summer of 2019, although the club holds a one-year option to extend. 'The difference between Chelsea and United is that I really belong to Chelsea's history because I won three Premier Leagues, I won cups, lots of things there, the club won their first Premier League in 2004. (more...)
Steelers offensive coordinator injured in fall Sunday following Browns game Steelers offensive coordinator injured in fall Sunday following Browns game
- January 03, 2018

Fillipponi is also reporting that Haley's wife was somehow involved as well. Both Haleys reportedly were escorted out of the bar where the latter incident allegedly occurred, and no injuries were reported or charges filed. Six Steelers offensive players were named to the Pro Bowl - Ben Roethlisberger , Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, David DeCastro, Maurkice Pouncey and Alejandro Villanueva. (more...)
Baker Mayfield breaks own record for passer rating in a single season Baker Mayfield breaks own record for passer rating in a single season
- January 03, 2018

Ironically, while Bellamy yelled this he later told ESPN he behaves the same way as the Heisman Trophy victor. Our wide receivers came back and told us that they were running their routes before we went out there and he was on their line. Baker Mayfield threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns in Oklahoma's 54-48 loss to Georgia Monday. Say what you want about Mayfield, he always keeps things interesting. (more...)
Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths
- January 03, 2018

Some 1,111 cases were reported in the week up to 24 December 2017, compared with 434 cases in the previous seven days. Around 170,000 influenza cases were reported during Australia's winter season, with more than 370 deaths, Sky reported. (more...)
Chelsea and Manchester United receive boost in transfer pursuit of Alex Sandro Chelsea and Manchester United receive boost in transfer pursuit of Alex Sandro
- January 03, 2018

As was widely reported all summer, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was in the market for full-back reinforcements ahead of his side's return to the Champions League this season, with Sandro having topped the Italian tactician's wishlist. Sandro was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea last summer, but Juventus knocked back multiple big money offers from the Blues to keep hold of the left-back. (more...)

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