Sports


Rio Ferdinand has simple message for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United Rio Ferdinand has simple message for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United
- March 02, 2019

If United do not trigger the clause they could still offer a fresh deal to Valencia, whose contract expires this summer, but Solskjær suggested this was unlikely. "Confidence grows when you play well and I've been delighted with his performances". "He's had a fantastic career at Man United". Asked if it was odd to be asked to do the promotional work for next season considering United insist no announcement will be made until the summer, Solskjaer added: "It would be stranger to see ... (more...)
What Jason Witten will earn from Cowboys after leaving ESPN broadcast booth What Jason Witten will earn from Cowboys after leaving ESPN broadcast booth
- March 01, 2019

Witten joined the broadcast booth of ESPN's Monday Night Football , where the broadcast team received lukewarm reviews throughout the season. In a shocking move, Witten agreed to return to the Cowboys on a one-year contract with a base salary of $3.5 million and a max value of $5, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported . (more...)
Manchester City replaces Nike with Puma in kit deal Manchester City replaces Nike with Puma in kit deal
- March 01, 2019

Maybe a few days later Aymeric'. It's a risk. But John Stones is back, like Gabriel, we'll see tomorrow. Any setback for the former Everton player would leave City with captain Vincent Kompany as the only fit senior centre-back with which to defend a 3-2 lead. (more...)
World League concerns players World League concerns players
- March 01, 2019

Leading players Owen Farrell, Johnny Sexton and Kieran Read all hit out at World Rugby's World League plans on Thursday , criticising the blueprint for five-straight top-tier Test matches every November from a player welfare standpoint. " We understand that collective commercial right will bring more money to the game but from perspective, players is more about making sure that competition recognizes everyone and it's important that Pacific Islands are included in this competition and the ... (more...)
Islanders fans welcome John Tavares back with middle fingers raised Islanders fans welcome John Tavares back with middle fingers raised
- March 01, 2019

Maple Leafs F Patrick Marleau played in his 1,639 regular-season game, tying Dave Andreychuk for seventh place on the NHL's career list. Then, during the video tribute for him during the first TV timeout, the Canadian television broadcast on TSN had to cut the audio feed due to the crowd's chanting of " we don't need you " (among other things). (more...)
Jose Mourinho Analyses 'Eden Hazard To Real Madrid' Talk Jose Mourinho Analyses 'Eden Hazard To Real Madrid' Talk
- March 01, 2019

Hazard could have signed for Real Madrid in the summer if the circumstances were different. It has been suggested that the punishment could prompt Chelsea to tie down Hazard due to their inability to sign an adequate replacement. Hazard, deployed as No.9 by Sarri whose tenure at Chelsea seems to have reached its end, played really well against a side that had trounced them a fortnight ago. (more...)
Kei Nishikori suffers shock loss in second round of Dubai Championships Kei Nishikori suffers shock loss in second round of Dubai Championships
- March 01, 2019

But very much like his first match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, Federer's level dropped in the second, he began to miss his first serve, and Verdasco was cranking up the power, making fewer errors, looking the more positive. Federer explained that Verdasco's variety of serves caused him issues and it took a net-cord victor in the deciding set for him to bring up his first break point, which he crucially converted to go 5-3 up before serving out to love for the match. (more...)
Baltimore Ravens Part Ways With WR Michael Crabtree Baltimore Ravens Part Ways With WR Michael Crabtree
- March 01, 2019

The former first-round pick from Texas Tech started his career in San Francisco, playing six seasons for the 49ers. After struggling through his first two seasons, Crabtree hit his stride in 2011 when he hauled in 72 balls for 874 yards and four touchdowns. (more...)
Top 25 roundup: No. 20 Virginia Tech tops No. 3 Duke Top 25 roundup: No. 20 Virginia Tech tops No. 3 Duke
- March 01, 2019

Virginia Tech toppled third-ranked Duke 77-72 for the Hokies third straight win over the Blue Devils in Blacksburg. Mike Krzyzewski's squad now is tied for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference (12-2), whereas the Hokies now rank fourth in the conference. (more...)
Danny Ainge says Brad Stevens is the least of Boston’s problems Danny Ainge says Brad Stevens is the least of Boston’s problems
- March 01, 2019

After all of these questions are answered, the big question will follow: where will they ship away Anthony Davis in a trade? The Celtics appear willing to do whatever it takes to land Anthony Davis. Considering how deep the Celtics roster is, this isn't all that shocking, as other players have thrived without Irving. If the former first overall pick from Duke left town to team with up Kevin Durant or LeBron James, would the Celtics be willing to deal Jayson Tatum , Jaylen Brown and ... (more...)
Solskjaer has restored United's culture and identity, says former treble teammate Schmeichel Solskjaer has restored United's culture and identity, says former treble teammate Schmeichel
- March 01, 2019

He keeps me hungry, so every time I get the opportunity to play, I do my best". De Gea has been crowned United's Player of the Year in four of the last five seasons and feels he merits a payrise to put him alongside top earner Alexis Sanchez on a base salary of £400,000-a-week. (more...)
F1: McLaren confirm Fernando Alonso will test 2019 vehicle F1: McLaren confirm Fernando Alonso will test 2019 vehicle
- March 01, 2019

Ferrari said Vettel was "off due to a mechanical problem". "A 17:1 around Barcelona is fast but I guess teams like Ferrari and Red Bull can go faster than that so I'm very cautious and calm". "We are still trying to understand the auto, trying various set-ups", he said. "It feels like a good step, that's the only thing I can say as until everyone turns up the engines in Australia and we see the top speeds, it's going to be very hard to find out how good the step is, or if the others have ... (more...)
Harry Kane could face a ban from North London Derby Harry Kane could face a ban from North London Derby
- March 01, 2019

Pochettino is also said to be unhappy about the criticism aimed at his team for their failure to win a trophy, despite their extraordinary progress under the former Southampton manager. Now it is a case of the emphasis changing, they have to be careful of the teams that are below". Tottenham have dared to dream in recent months after narrowing the gap between themselves and leaders Manchester City and Liverpool. (more...)
NRL stand down de Belin after landmark meeting NRL stand down de Belin after landmark meeting
- March 01, 2019

ARLC chairman Peter Beatie has confirmed that Jack de Belin will be the first NRL player stood down under a new policy created to "rebuild the reputation of rugby league". De Belin, 27, was charged with aggravated sexual assault in December after an alleged incident involved a 19-year-old woman at an apartment in Wollongong, a coastal city south of Sydney. (more...)
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor teases return on social media Former UFC champion Conor McGregor teases return on social media
- March 01, 2019

Danis was at the forefront of the brawl. Danis was dealt a seven-month suspension and fined $7,500 for his involvement in the brawl. Danis had already agreed to the proposed adjudication before the hearing took place on Monday. The aftermath of that bout led to the suspension of both McGregor and Nurmagomedov, leaving Ferguson as the top-rated available fighter in the division. (more...)
Demaryius Thomas charged with felony vehicular assault Demaryius Thomas charged with felony vehicular assault
- March 01, 2019

Free agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was in custody Thursday morning in Denver on vehicular assault and reckless driving charges after rolling his SUV over in a single-car crash earlier this month. He played in seven games with the Texans before tearing his Achilles. He was acquired in October from Denver for a fourth-round draft pick to fill in after Will Fuller tore a knee ligament. (more...)
Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title
- March 01, 2019

American Denis Kudla eliminated Matteo Berrettini of Italy 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, while Egor Gerasimov of Belarus beat Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5). "I have been told in the past that you are too nice to be successful, but I think I have been able to do both by being respectful to people". "It's a huge win for me because it's the first top 10 win", Hurkacz said. (more...)
Samir Nasri struggles to inspire West Ham on Etihad Stadium return Samir Nasri struggles to inspire West Ham on Etihad Stadium return
- March 01, 2019

Pellegrini joined City in the summer of 2013, and steered his side to the Premier League title in his first season, becoming the first manager outside of Europe to claim the Premier League crown. Pellegrini left City in June 2016 and said the club had only made further progress since then. 'He played 15 minutes and did very well. 'He is fine, but we must be careful with the way we improve his minutes to avoid a muscle injury'. (more...)
Pablo Zabaleta feels Liverpool's title tension could help Man City Pablo Zabaleta feels Liverpool's title tension could help Man City
- March 01, 2019

According to the less-than-reliable Don Balon , Liverpool are still eyeing up a €100million (£85.7million) bid for Marco Asensio at the end of the season. Trent Alexander-Arnold's return at right-back was also a key factor as he and Mohamed Salah ripped Watford's left flank to shreds with Adam Masina enduring a torturous evening. (more...)
Harper spurns D-backs rivals Dodgers, Giants to sign with Phillies Harper spurns D-backs rivals Dodgers, Giants to sign with Phillies
- March 01, 2019

In January, with Manny Machado and Bryce Harper still pondering their future, the Phillies made another splash in the free agent market by signing reliever David Robertson to a two-year deal. He started more than a third of his games in center field instead of his usual spot in right, because of injuries to teammates. A 26-year-old All-Star outfielder who had spent his entire big-league career with the Washington Nationals , Harper topped the $325 million, 13-year agreement outfielder ... (more...)