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Jose Mourinho set for first job after Manchester United sacking
- January 05, 2019

Vitoria won two Primeira Liga titles with Benfica but left the club earlier this week with the Encarnados now seven points adrift of league leaders Porto. According to Portuguese publication Record, Mourinho is very well regarded at Benfica. Get the latest sports news updates. However, Mourinho might be soured on the position after his fractious three months at Benfica at the turn of the millennium. (more...)
Rishabh Pant comes to party with ton, India deflate Australia at SCG Rishabh Pant comes to party with ton, India deflate Australia at SCG
- January 05, 2019

Well, bad light has stopped the play and it has started to rain as well. India remain on course for a historic first series win in Australia after dominating day two of the fourth and final Test in Sydney . Australia sped to 50 within seven overs of play on this third morning, adding 27 runs in 29 minutes of play in the morning. Later, they crossed 100 in the 30th over. (more...)
Elias Pettersson exits Vancouver Canucks game with lower-body injury Elias Pettersson exits Vancouver Canucks game with lower-body injury
- January 05, 2019

He did not return to the game. After the game, head coach Travis Green said it wasn't a dirty play and confirmed Pettersson would be staying with the team as they travel to Toronto. The first, a body-slam from Mike Matheson that left the young Swede with a concussion, enraged the fan base for two reasons: 1) the play itself, and 2) the lack of pushback from Pettersson's teammates. (more...)
Maria Sharapova retires against Arina Sabalenka — WTA Shenzhen Maria Sharapova retires against Arina Sabalenka — WTA Shenzhen
- January 05, 2019

Arina made the best possible start, breaking in game two after a deep return and saving a break point in the following game after forcing an error from Sharapova to secure the lead with a booming ace down the T line. Zvonareva defeated Veronika Kudermetova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, while Riske beat Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-1. After early breaks they exchanged, Kudermetova secured another one in the ideal moment at 5-4 to get her name on the scoreboard. (more...)
James DeGale-Chris Eubank Jr. Set For February 23 In London James DeGale-Chris Eubank Jr. Set For February 23 In London
- January 05, 2019

He stopped his opponent in the third round. He returned with victory over JJ McDonagh back in September but in DeGale he faces another British super-middleweight keen to prove he still belongs among the division's elite. I look forward to it and I hope he is ready". This will be the first fight in the new transatlantic deal between PBC and ITV . This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office so it looks like USA viewers may be out of luck. (more...)
LeBron James to Miss Lakers' Upcoming Road Trip With Groin Injury LeBron James to Miss Lakers' Upcoming Road Trip With Groin Injury
- January 05, 2019

In addition to tonight's game against NY, the 34-year old forward will miss Sunday's game in Minnesota and Monday's game at Dallas. James has been out of Los Angeles' lineup since hurting his groin against the Warriors on Christmas Day. (more...)
Manchester City could be banned from Champions League — UEFA's chief investigator Manchester City could be banned from Champions League — UEFA's chief investigator
- January 05, 2019

UEFA have confirmed that the "heaviest punishment" would be given to Manchester City if they are found guilty of deceiving the governing body over sponsorship income. "If the (Der Spiegel) information is correct, this goes against the truthful reporting of financial affairs", added Leterme. The magazine also alleged that City backdated and inflated several other deals from their predominantly UAE-based sponsors to meet FFP requirements, hid payments to former manager Roberto Mancini and ... (more...)
Andersen improving for Maple Leafs, won't start against Canucks Andersen improving for Maple Leafs, won't start against Canucks
- January 05, 2019

Hutchinson, acquired from the Florida Panthers a week ago, stopped 30 of 34 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Minnesota. Kasimir Kaskisuo was sent back to the Toronto Marlies (who play in Binghamton on Friday and Syracuse on Saturday) and it is possible that the Leafs will recall him on an emergency basis to backup Hutchinson on Saturday, but Babcock hinted that the club may need to look for another goaltender while Andersen and Sparks recover. (more...)
Barty defeats Muguruza at Hopman Cup Barty defeats Muguruza at Hopman Cup
- January 05, 2019

Unbeaten in their two Group A outings, the Germans will be guaranteed a spot in Saturday's decider if they beat Australia tomorrow. "You want to play tough opponents, you want to play the best players before a grand slam", Zverev said. "I will have to serve well again". Instead of that, Cornet broke back to extend the set and gain the momentum, converting the third set point after a deep return at 6-5 to grab the first part of the match after 44 minutes. (more...)
Man City's Fernandinho warns Liverpool: The pressure is on Man City's Fernandinho warns Liverpool: The pressure is on
- January 05, 2019

Former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sunday Oliseh has described Thursday's Premier League encounter between Manchester City and Liverpool as "the most thrilling and tactical game of the season". City rode their luck at times to collect the three points with John Stones making a desperate goal line clearance and Liverpool pushing for a late equaliser. (more...)
Anushka hugs Kohli, says he makes her a happy girl Anushka hugs Kohli, says he makes her a happy girl
- January 05, 2019

The actress flew off to Australia to join Virat for Christmas and New Year. Anushka Sharma recently took to Instagram to post a candid picture with her husband, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, captioning it, "You make me such a happy girl". (more...)
Josh McDaniels 'Enthusiastically Interested' In Coaching The Cleveland Browns Josh McDaniels 'Enthusiastically Interested' In Coaching The Cleveland Browns
- January 05, 2019

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels remains one of the hottest names on the head coaching market, and given the lack of talent available, he can pretty much pick the right fit for him, which is a great position to be in. The Bengals will be introducing a new head coach for the first time in 16 years and are coming off their third straight losing season. Campbell has short experience as a National Football League head coach, as he was the Miami Dolphins interim head coach in 2015. (more...)
Obama should be next UCLA men's basketball coach, NBA legend says Obama should be next UCLA men's basketball coach, NBA legend says
- January 05, 2019

Barack Obama has not responded to Walton's suggestion. "It's a little bit emotional for me to think about it", Murry said. But Walton, who was inducted into the Basketball of Fame in 1993, did not back down, characterizing Pasch's hesitation as "negative". (more...)
Penn State coach apologized after shoving his player during timeout Penn State coach apologized after shoving his player during timeout
- January 05, 2019

MI was leading by six at the time and went on to win the game 68-55. "I apologized to Myles after the game, and I have spoken with his family", Chambers said in the release. I told Myles I was sorry that it happened. His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family today. (more...)
Jets Interview Adam Gase for Head Coaching Position Jets Interview Adam Gase for Head Coaching Position
- January 05, 2019

Gase spent the following year with the 49ers as an offensive assistant before joining the Broncos as a wide receivers coach (2009-2010) and then moving to quarterbacks coach (2011-2012). Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy will meet with Ross and Grier later in the day Friday. With names like Mike McCarthy , Adam Gase and Jim Caldwell in the mix for the Jets' head coaching job, it's clear that NY is placing an emphasis on prior experience in the interview process. (more...)
Warriors' Iguodala fined $25K for heaving ball into stands Warriors' Iguodala fined $25K for heaving ball into stands
- January 05, 2019

LeBron James has always been known for his incredible NBA knowledge, and following the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 6 win in the 2016 NBA Finals, he recognized a huge weakness in the Golden State Warriors. "I just want to make sure I get as much money as I can on my next deal", Durant told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Iguodala, however, explained to reporters Saturday night that he was simply attempting a awful halfcourt shot and not throwing the ball in frustration at all, Yahoo Sports reported. (more...)
Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu upsets Venus Williams
- January 05, 2019

A day later in the quarter-final, she knocked off a tennis legend, in Venus Williams (6-7, 6-1, 6-3). The 18-year-old Andreescu, ranked 152nd in the world, beat Williams, 20 years her senior and a seven-times Grand-Slam victor, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1, 6-3. (more...)
Novak Djokovic suffers surprise defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut at Qatar Open Novak Djokovic suffers surprise defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut at Qatar Open
- January 05, 2019

World number one Novak Djokovic won another gruelling battle in Doha on Thursday to continue his unbeaten start to the year and progress to the Qatar Open semi-finals. The Serb came from a set down, just like in his previous match, to beat Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting nearly two hours. (more...)
Diego Maradona released from hospital after internal bleeding Diego Maradona released from hospital after internal bleeding
- January 05, 2019

Maradona later told Argentina outlet Radio La Red afterward that "nothing happened". Maradona has rarely spent a year in any management job, yet Morla said the former Argentina and Racing boss would return to Sinaloa after completing routine medical exams in his homeland, where he spent the Christmas period. (more...)
Sam Underhill a doubt for England's Six Nations opener after injury Sam Underhill a doubt for England's Six Nations opener after injury
- January 05, 2019

England start their 2019 Six Nations campaign with a visit to defending champions Ireland on 2 February. Meanwhile, Bath also reports that forward Matt Garvey is expected to need surgery after fracturing his ankle, which could keep him sidelined for up to three months. (more...)
West Virginia Finalizing Deal to Hire Neal Brown as Head Coach West Virginia Finalizing Deal to Hire Neal Brown as Head Coach
- January 05, 2019

That left a void for the Mountaineers to fill at head coach. Brown, 38, has served as head coach for the Troy Trojans in the Sun Belt Conference for three seasons, with a 31-8 record. So the required effort to move quickly, and a proverbial deadline, will bring one of the rising young coaches in college football to Morgantown. Brown has come to the forefront of the college football world in large part because of two defining upsets the past two seasons. (more...)
Germany to play Swiss in Hopman Cup final Germany to play Swiss in Hopman Cup final
- January 05, 2019

Ashleigh Barty's unbeaten run ended with a straight-sets loss to Angelique Kerber as Germany secured a rematch of last year's Hopman Cup final against Roger Federer's Switzerland. I played well and served good. The dual Grand Slam champion and world number 18 had lost her two previous singles matches in Perth to Kerber and Barty. (more...)
Jimmy Butler has aggressively challenged 76ers' coach Brett Brown Jimmy Butler has aggressively challenged 76ers' coach Brett Brown
- January 05, 2019

Woj and Shelburne report Butler has "been vocal in his contesting of Brown and his system", which includes a recent film session in Portland that some onlookers described as "disrespectful" and "beyond normal player-coach discourse". Jimmy Butler forced himself out of the Minnesota Timberwolves and it appears that he's asserting himself once again with his new team. Butler missed the team's last game against the Phoenix Suns as well as their practice on Friday with an upper respiratory ... (more...)
Co Armagh couple win £115m Euromillions jackpot Co Armagh couple win £115m Euromillions jackpot
- January 05, 2019

Frances Connolly said the money will be shared between family, friends and charitable causes, the BBC reported . The winners will be going public at a special ceremony in Belfast tomorrow morning. We always said if we ever did win, £4 million or something, there would be four million other winners and we'd get £1. Asked whether she would have to increase her personal security, she joked: "I've never met anybody I couldn't take down myself, to be fair". (more...)
Dwayne Haskins Drops Cryptic Tweet After The Justin Fields News Dwayne Haskins Drops Cryptic Tweet After The Justin Fields News
- January 05, 2019

Fields hopes to become eligible immediately at Ohio State , where he would have 3 years of college eligibility remaining. Martell, a redshirt freshman from Las Vegas, served as the backup this season to Heisman finalist Dwayne Haskins . (more...)
Selectors swing axe as Australia names ODI squad against India Selectors swing axe as Australia names ODI squad against India
- January 04, 2019

Despite his recent mediocre form Starc's strike rate of 51.1 balls per wicket still rates highly alongside former left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson among Australia's 30 leading Test wicket-takers. The trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, however, have been rested keeping the Test series against Sri Lanka in mind. Earlier, Lyon (4-178) got the only breakthrough of the morning session when he had Hanuma Vihari caught to end the 101-run partnership with Pujara midway through ... (more...)
Watford boss hails ‘Big Ben’ Foster after Bournemouth heroics Watford boss hails ‘Big Ben’ Foster after Bournemouth heroics
- January 04, 2019

Gosling was booked for his crunching challenge on Tom Cleverley but Hornets skipper Deeney accused him of "trying to do" his team-mate. "I don't think it was risky, Dan's tackle; for me it's not a red card", said Howe. Ken Sema then put Watford back in front just 85 seconds later as Deeney continued to cause the Cherries problems before Ryan Fraser brought the hosts back level and ended the scoring just a minute later. (more...)
Dominic Solanke: Bournemouth set to sign Liverpool striker in £19m deal Dominic Solanke: Bournemouth set to sign Liverpool striker in £19m deal
- January 04, 2019

He looked like joining Crystal Palace on loan earlier this week, but that move collapsed with Palace citing concerns over his fitness. Bournemouth have signed England striker Dominic Solanke from Liverpool for £19m. Clyne is heading out of Anfield for the rest of the season, but Solanke is negotiating a permanent move to the Vitality Stadium in a deal that would be worth £19million plus add-ons. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm not obsessed with individual prizes Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm not obsessed with individual prizes
- January 04, 2019

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star ended the 2018 calendar year as the top scorer for Los Blancos and finished second highest for Juve . In other categories, Fabio Paratici was voted the Director of the Year, Jorge Mendes was chosen as the Agent of the Year and Blaise Matuidi was recognised for having the Best Career Progress of the Year. (more...)
Djokovic backs Nadal to return from injury again Djokovic backs Nadal to return from injury again
- January 04, 2019

But France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says he is now looking forward to facing a player who reminds him of a "more aggressive" Lleyton Hewitt - Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur. But the 17-time grand slam champion said returning to the top was not a target of his this year. Speaking at a press conference, he said: "I did an MRI and it shows a small strain on my left thigh". (more...)

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