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Purdue Routs Iowa 86-70 Purdue Routs Iowa 86-70
- January 06, 2019

It's still early in Big Ten play, but Iowa's performance in conference games on the road is becoming predictable. The Hawkeyes will be highly motivated to avoid 0-3 in the Big Ten and I'd imagine they can at least keep it within single digits. (more...)
Gonzalo Higuain can steer Chelsea to a top-four finish Gonzalo Higuain can steer Chelsea to a top-four finish
- January 06, 2019

Alvaro Morata must embrace the weight of expectation at Chelsea as the misfiring forward continues to struggle, according to Gianfranco Zola . Zola said: "People expect a lot from the number nine of Chelsea , they expect a lot of goals and a lot of performances". (more...)
Schumacher in ‘very best of hands’ ahead of 50th birthday Schumacher in ‘very best of hands’ ahead of 50th birthday
- January 06, 2019

Schumacher has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago. "We are looking forward to it and would like to thank all of you for celebrating your Michael's 50th birthday tomorrow with him and with us", it reads. (more...)
'Disgrace!' - Warnock slams Liverpool over failed Clyne loan 'Disgrace!' - Warnock slams Liverpool over failed Clyne loan
- January 06, 2019

And having opted against a buy-back clause in the deal to sell Solanke, Liverpool have also negotiated an agreement with Bournemouth which means they can not automatically sign Clyne in the summer, according to the Evening Standard . When I came in, Clyney played, I don't know exactly, but it felt like each game; he was always fit and could always play. "I probably should have been illegally tapping him up or something like that, shouldn't I?", he added. (more...)
Australia's batting woes return as India's spinners cause damage Australia's batting woes return as India's spinners cause damage
- January 06, 2019

Can Handscomb and the Australian lower-order salvage something out of this match? Marcus Harris lifts his bat above his head as a teammate walks towards him. "The wicket is good for spinners as the ball is turning and bouncing", Kuldeep said. And although the two Aussie openers were able to survive the morning session they were a little fortunate not to lose a wicket early on. (more...)
Caldwell called in for Browns interview Caldwell called in for Browns interview
- January 06, 2019

The 44-year-old Kitchens emerged as a potential head coach in Cleveland after revamping the offense and building a strong bond with quarterback Baker Mayfield, who set the league rookie record with 27 touchdown passes. Caldwell became the second candidate to interview with Browns general manager John Dorsey , who is tasked with finding the franchise's ninth coach since 1999. (more...)
Australia vs India fourth Test Australia vs India fourth Test
- January 06, 2019

Kuldeep (3-71) - who had Usman Khawaja (27) caught in the 22nd over - then caught and bowled Travis Head for 20 on the cusp of tea and then bowled Tim Paine (5) in the first over after the interval. Aussie opener Marcus Harris showed intent as he went down the pitch and smashed the ball towards mid-on. He survived a close call on 24 when a drive to a diving KL Rahul fell just short. (more...)
USC Won't Let Kliff Kingsbury Talk To The Jets Or Cardinals USC Won't Let Kliff Kingsbury Talk To The Jets Or Cardinals
- January 05, 2019

Kingsbury was hired as USC's offensive coordinator in December 2018 after he was sacked at Texas Tech . But athletic directors are allowed to deny NFL teams permission to interview their coaches and, per Adam Schefter, NFL teams have been told to respect those requests or face consequences. (more...)
Chelsea boss Sarri hints he'd like to work with Pulisic immediately Chelsea boss Sarri hints he'd like to work with Pulisic immediately
- January 05, 2019

The USMNT player also expressed his joy at entering a new league but confirmed his commitment on giving his all for Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Despite losing his place in Lucien Favre's starting XI for Dortmund , the attacker stated this had no bearing on his wish to leave. Injury problems and the sensational emergence of Jadon Sancho have contributed to Pulisic only making five Bundesliga starts this season. (more...)
Thisara Perera gives the Black Caps a scare
- January 05, 2019

With Sri Lanka chasing New Zealand's 319 for seven, they were on the ropes at 128 for seven when Perera opened up. Perera's century is also the highest ODI score by a Sri Lankan batsman in New Zealand and the fifth best in an away bilateral series. (more...)
Bellamy steps down from Cardiff City coaching role Bellamy steps down from Cardiff City coaching role
- January 05, 2019

Cardiff City have not yet commented on the allegations or responded to Bellamy's denial of them. He has vowed to clear his name, but has stepped down temporarily from his role. The former Wales forward has "categorically" denied the claims. Bellamy said he had sought legal advice as to his position and expected to return to his role once the investigation had been completed. (more...)
Kliff Kingsbury reportedly will get head coach interviews with Jets, Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury reportedly will get head coach interviews with Jets, Cardinals
- January 05, 2019

Kingsbury was sacked as Texas Tech head coach after a 5-7 season, and he finished 35-40 overall during his six seasons with the school. Adams voiced his opinion on what the team needs moving forward following the Jets' 38-3 loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday, which led to the franchise firing former head coach Todd Bowles. (more...)
Gase has first post-Dolphins interview planned Gase has first post-Dolphins interview planned
- January 05, 2019

Owner Steve Ross also demoted executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum and promoted general manager Chris Grier , who will oversee football operations. Gase has always been considered a quarterback guru. Multiple media outlets report the Arizona Cardinals will meet with Gase today about their coaching vacancy. (more...)
No. 8 Baylor women snap UConn's 126-game regular-season win streak No. 8 Baylor women snap UConn's 126-game regular-season win streak
- January 05, 2019

The Lady Bears had lost each of the previous three such meetings, including UConn's last visit to Waco almost five years ago. "We've got a game Sunday so we don't have a lot of time to sit around and worry about it", Auriemma said, "and we'll be in this situation again". (more...)
College player smacks face on backboard blocking shot College player smacks face on backboard blocking shot
- January 05, 2019

An unusual and scary play happened on a chasedown block in a Division III game in IL on Wednesday night. It was a attractive defensive play but there was just one problem. The player laid on the ground for a while before shaking himself off and getting back into the game, according to Uproxx . Or, if you are a hyper-athletic player you might slam your head into the backboard if you're not careful. (more...)
Bears’ Kyle Long on facing brother Chris in playoffs: ‘We’re not related’ Bears’ Kyle Long on facing brother Chris in playoffs: ‘We’re not related’
- January 05, 2019

Their hype video features safety and team leader Malcolm Jenkins, narrating the video. "He kind of looks like me, possibly, but on Sunday, we're not related , so I've got to focus on my job". At the time, Chicago was still in the hunt for a first-round bye in the NFC since they owned the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Los Angeles Rams. (more...)
Hopman Cup: Britain's Katie Boulter & Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams & Frances Tiafoe Hopman Cup: Britain's Katie Boulter & Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams & Frances Tiafoe
- January 05, 2019

Her most recent grand slam title came at the Australian Open in 2017. While that meeting between 39-times major victor King and former men's world number one Riggs was a grudge match , there was only mutual respect between Federer and Williams, who posed for selfies before indulging autograph hunters. (more...)
Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended one game Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended one game
- January 05, 2019

Ovechkin has played in all 38 Capitals games this season, amassing 29 goals and 16 assists. Indeed, he was ready to skip NHL games last season to play in the Winter Olympics, until the league deemed that illegal and threatened to punish his team for allowing him to leave in the middle of the season. (more...)
Mino Raiola denies Hirving Lozano to Chelsea rumours Mino Raiola denies Hirving Lozano to Chelsea rumours
- January 05, 2019

Lozano's debut season saw him score 17 goals with PSV, finishing fifth in the Eredivisie Golden Boot rate and helping his club to the league title. The 23-year-old winger's future has come under the scanner in the first week of the January window, with suggestions clubs are poised to snare him away from PSV. (more...)
Celtic sign winger Oliver Burke on loan from West Brom
- January 05, 2019

The 21-year-old came through the Nottingham Forest youth academy before moving to RB Leipzig, where he made 25 Bundesliga appearances prior to returning to the Championship with West Brom. "Oli liked what Celtic had to offer and he has obviously got the opportunity to play on a great stage which should be of benefit to him". Capped five times by Scotland, Burke made his global debut against Denmark in March 2016 and last pulled on the Dark Blue jersey in the 1-1 draw with Canada in March ... (more...)
Emery Unsure On Futures Of Inter Linked Ramsey & Ozil With Arsenal Emery Unsure On Futures Of Inter Linked Ramsey & Ozil With Arsenal
- January 05, 2019

The 28-year-old's current deal with the Gunners expires at the end of this season and the club have failed to offer him an extension. The 28-year-old has drawn interest from Juventus in recent weeks, with reports suggesting this morning that the Welsh global has agreed to a five-year pre-contract with the Serie A champions. (more...)
Pellegrini believes Samir Nasri can make the difference at West Ham Pellegrini believes Samir Nasri can make the difference at West Ham
- January 05, 2019

I trust him a lot and what he will give our team. Nasri has been out of the game for the best part of 12 months after being handed a doping ban after he received an intravenous drip of water containing nutrients. 'But mentally, he is another player with a lot of experience. He is just 31 years old so he can play four or five years more without any problems. 'He is a player whose value would be a lot of money but we have to wait for him to play. (more...)
Ben Simmons embarrasses Clippers with slick inbounds play Ben Simmons embarrasses Clippers with slick inbounds play
- January 05, 2019

Simmons had 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Just like a brutal New Year's Day hangover, the Los Angeles Clippers crept up and caused Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers plenty of pain. The two players confronted each other, but officials and teammates intervened before the altercation could escalate. Slight shoving ensued and both were hit with technical fouls. (more...)
Nishikori topples Dimitrov to reach semis Nishikori topples Dimitrov to reach semis
- January 05, 2019

In the women's draw, the second-seeded Osaka beat eighth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 in just over 1 hour, 30 minutes. Are You In? Subscribe To Get Tournament Updates In Your Inbox Nishikori make the initial breakthrough against Dimitrov with a forehand victor down the line to convert his third break point chance for a 6-5 lead, prior to closing out a high quality 47-minute first set to 15. (more...)
West Ham's two goal Arnautovic hails spirit for Brighton draw West Ham's two goal Arnautovic hails spirit for Brighton draw
- January 05, 2019

Arnautovic's double put him back among the goals for the first time since November 3 as he continued his comeback from a hamstring injury that kept him out for most of December. "I think both Noble and Antonio came into the game very well". Clubs had agreed previously that no new players registered at the start of the window would be eligible to play in January's first round of matches. (more...)
Naomi Osaka in Brisbane International semis Naomi Osaka in Brisbane International semis
- January 05, 2019

Kei Nishikori showed he was back to his best form as he downed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Brisbane International on Thursday. Pressed on being considered an Australian Open contender, Osaka said: "I'm not really sure how to answer that question. Six months ago I didn't win the U.S. (more...)
Billy Vunipola back for Saracens Billy Vunipola back for Saracens
- January 05, 2019

But Sale have been a powerful outfit on home soil and will be looking for revenge for a defeat earlier in the season against Saracens . But they got the job done to avoid a shock defeat. Things are looking much rosier at Harlequins under the guidance of Paul Gustard, with the London outfit now in the top four after beating Wasps at Twickenham in Round 11. (more...)
McLaren announces 2019 car launch date
- January 05, 2019

Though it is unclear as yet whether 2019 is the start of Zak Brown's 5-year plan for the Woking team, this is an important season for the multi championship winning team. The chosen date slots nicely between Racing Points' (formerly Force India) February 13 launch and Ferrari , which confirmed it would unveil its vehicle on the 15th. (more...)
Solskjaer overwhelmed by 'phenomenal' structure as Man Utd weigh up January signings Solskjaer overwhelmed by 'phenomenal' structure as Man Utd weigh up January signings
- January 05, 2019

The Red Devils' interim manager has won all four of his first matches in charge after Jose Mourinho was sacked last month. Speaking at this morning's press conference ahead of the FA Cup tie against Reading , Solskjaer said: "The club's probably had a plan. (more...)
Man City Youngster On The Cusp Of Real Madrid Move Man City Youngster On The Cusp Of Real Madrid Move
- January 05, 2019

In addition to the initial fee, City will also benefit from any future transfer, with an intriguing clause inserted into the deal that seems to be created to scupper their rivals across town. City manager Pep Guardiola previously said the club were trying to persuade Diaz to sign a new contract. Despite the Blues' failure to persuade one of their highest-rated youngsters to stay, they are understood to be happy with the terms of the transfer, and believe numerous additional add-ons, ... (more...)

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