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England rugby camp provide shocking injury statistics for Eddie Jones England rugby camp provide shocking injury statistics for Eddie Jones
- January 10, 2019

The PRISP annual report (Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project ) has stated : "During the 2017-18 season, the mean incidence of England training injuries sustained during Rugby Skills was double that of the study period average". (more...)
Callum Hudson-Odoi: Bayern Munich explain interest in £35m Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi: Bayern Munich explain interest in £35m Chelsea winger
- January 10, 2019

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has warned the club they risk losing him on a free if they block his wish to join Bayern Munich. "Of course he asked me about Germany", Rudiger told reporters after the Blues lost the first leg of their League Cup semi-final 1-0 against Tottenham on Tuesday. (more...)
Jets to hire Adam Gase as next head coach Jets to hire Adam Gase as next head coach
- January 10, 2019

Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN first reported the news. Gase spent each of the past three seasons as the Dolphins head coach. "The former Green Bay Packers coach is interested in only one team, the Jets, although it appears they're the only team interested in him". (more...)
"New captain" Saunders has Wolves' trust in interim role
- January 10, 2019

Karl-Anthony Towns and other members of the Minnesota Timberwolves were stunned by the firing of team president and head coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, as relayed in a report from Malika Andrews of ESPN . We're riding with him, and that's as simple as I can put it. Former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is a "serious" candidate to replace Thibodeau in Minnesota , according to ESPN. (more...)
Toronto Raptors sign Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract Toronto Raptors sign Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract
- January 10, 2019

He was then traded to the Golden State Warriors , where he played for two seasons and won a couple of championships. Eventually, he agreed to a two-year, $6M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but only after sitting out until late December. (more...)
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones buys $250M mega yacht Cowboys owner Jerry Jones buys $250M mega yacht
- January 10, 2019

The yacht was sea trialed in early December before being handed over to Jones on December 20. The Oceanco-crafted vessel can sleep up to 14 people and has a crew of 30. "Also, on the lower deck are a complete gym and a generous and luxurious Beach Club". It is capable of reaching a top speed of 17.5 knots, or about 20 miles per hour. (more...)
Mike McCarthy will only pursue Jets' head coaching position
- January 10, 2019

Gase spent each of the past three seasons as the Dolphins head coach. He was sacked after going 7-9 this season. Gase followed coach John Fox to Chicago in 2015 to be the Bears' offensive co-ordinator. Those factors combined, Johnson insisted leading into the team's search, made the Jets an attractive spot for a head coach to land. It was not clear if Rhule was offered the job. (more...)
The 2019 NHL All-Star jerseys are out, and they're ... interesting The 2019 NHL All-Star jerseys are out, and they're ... interesting
- January 10, 2019

NHL All-Star Weekend will be hosted by the San Jose Sharks this season, taking place January 26 and 27. According to adidas , the scheme is "inspired by the colors of the game", with black representing a hockey puck and white representing the ice surface. (more...)
Packers hire LaFleur as head coach Packers hire LaFleur as head coach
- January 10, 2019

New Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed at Wednesday's introductory press conference that he'll call plays for the offense in 2019. "Zac, I would have to say Zac", he said. LaFleur's first day on the job in Green Bay was an emotional one. Under LaFleur, the Titans ranked 25th overall (312.4 yards per game) in offense in 2018 - 29th in passing (185.9 ypg), and 7th in rushing (126.4). (more...)
Grizzlies' Parsons to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles Grizzlies' Parsons to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles
- January 10, 2019

I will continue to work out and train until my agent and the team reach a resolution. Originally, he was expected to be back in late December, but that timeframe came and went without Parsons getting onto the court. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said the team gave Chandler multiple options concerning his rehab. Grizzlies general manage Chris Wallace released a statement following the ESPN report , saying that for now, Parsons has made a decision to continue his rehab in Los ... (more...)
Hunter's leg amputated after dog shoots him in thigh Hunter's leg amputated after dog shoots him in thigh
- January 10, 2019

Hunting buddy Micah Heckford said he was with Mr Branch and other friends at Eagle Lake, in the U.S. state of MS, for their annual duck and deer hunting trip on the morning of December 28. 'The gun shot, ' Heckford said. Tito will be welcome on future trips, Heckford said, adding that Branch's cousin, David Joe Branch, doesn't fault the animal in any way. (more...)
Broncos to name Vic Fangio new coach; Kubiak returning to sideline Broncos to name Vic Fangio new coach; Kubiak returning to sideline
- January 09, 2019

Bears defensive backs coach Ed Donatell is a natural candidate to take over given his four seasons working under Fangio in Chicago and three previous stops as defensive coordinator. A familiar face to San Francisco 49ers fans is headed to Denver. Simply, Fangio's defense was undoubtedly the best in the National Football League in 2018, and now he has a ton of talent to work with in Denver, with Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Chris Harris Jr. (more...)
Arsenal favourites for Carrasco? Arsenal favourites for Carrasco?
- January 09, 2019

But Sky Sport Italia claim (via 101greatgoals ) Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian worldwide, who has given his "approval" to the move. Arsenal are also looking at the possibility of signing Barcelona star Denis Suarez. The Serie A side are desperate to return back to the position they had often occupy some years back, therefore, they are ready to spend big on players whom they believe will help them actualize their dream. (more...)
Roger Federer's emotional interview - 'Never broke down like this' Roger Federer's emotional interview - 'Never broke down like this'
- January 09, 2019

Star players Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber have cautiously welcomed new tie-break rules for the deciding set at the Australian Open . "I was able to have coaching lessons with him, and he was from Adelaide in Australia". Federer was asked about Carter's death. When Federer learnt of his coach's death, he ran through the streets "bawling and hysterical". Peter Carter's death was a tragic moment for Federer, but it was also the wake-up call for him that started to train very hard ... (more...)
Ex-NBA star slams FETO player's 'smears' of Turkey Ex-NBA star slams FETO player's 'smears' of Turkey
- January 09, 2019

NY will play the Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena without Kanter , as he is not traveling to the United Kingdom due to security concerns. There was a recent National Basketball Association drama when New York Knicks forward/center Enes Kanter announced he would not be joining the team for their trip to London, citing concern for his safety. (more...)
Stefanski headed back to Cleveland for second interview Stefanski headed back to Cleveland for second interview
- January 09, 2019

Kitchens was selected over six other candidates who interviewed with Browns GM John Dorsey and the search committee. His chances of being named head coach grew when the interview with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy reportedly was put "on hold" and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday he had "no contact" with the Browns and that he wants to remain in New England. (more...)
Bernard Tomic ends first clash with Nick Kyrgios with a sneaky serve
- January 09, 2019

With the encounter played in good spirits, Tomic claimed match point when he dished up a freakish trick serve. On Thursday, the 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov will join the action at Kooyong Classic, suffering an early loss in Auckland and heading to Melbourne for the final preparation before the start of the Australian Open where Denis will be among the seeded players. (more...)
Pacquiao, Mayweather meet during Clippers' Filipino Heritage Night Pacquiao, Mayweather meet during Clippers' Filipino Heritage Night
- January 09, 2019

While throwing t-shirts to the crowd, Pacquiao chanced upon Mayweather and the two dapped each other up. Prior to the Clippers' game against the Charlotte Hornets, boxing's only eight-division world champion met with Los Angeles stars Tobias Harris, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverly and head coach Doc Rivers. (more...)
Gonzalo HIGUAIN close to leaving AC Milan and joining Chelsea Gonzalo HIGUAIN close to leaving AC Milan and joining Chelsea
- January 09, 2019

The deal could now be finalised "in the coming hours", as Chelsea are willing to pay Higuain's salary, as well as a potential €40million (£36m) transfer fee to make the loan move permanent in the summer. Higuain enjoyed his best run of form under Sarri, scoring 37 goals with the Italian boss prior to moving to Juventus. He has netted eight times in 20 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign, with the club's sporting director Leonardo warning the striker to step his game while he ... (more...)
Bayern agree €35m deal for World Cup victor Pavard Bayern agree €35m deal for World Cup victor Pavard
- January 09, 2019

Bayern Munich have announced that they have agreed a deal to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart in the summer. "We're very glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern", Salihamidzic said. Pavard helped his country win the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and scored goal of the tournament , against Argentina. And the signing of Pavard is unlikely to be the final piece of business completed by Bayern in January. (more...)
Nerlens Noel of Oklahoma City Thunder leaves on stretcher after hard fall Nerlens Noel of Oklahoma City Thunder leaves on stretcher after hard fall
- January 09, 2019

As he went up to stop Wiggins, Noel was hit by an elbow in the face and lost balance, landing heavily on his right side. Ryan Saunders' debut as interim head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves was a doozy, to say the least. In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City guard Dennis Schroder somehow won a jump ball with Towns, and Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 111-110 lead. (more...)
Clemson Rolls Tide To Win Natl Title Clemson Rolls Tide To Win Natl Title
- January 09, 2019

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 295 yards and two TD's but was intercepted twice, including a pick-six. And when seeing how the Crimson Tide and Tigers are always in the hunt for another title, both teams are expected to see numerous players make the successful leap to the National Football League when the time comes in the spring. (more...)
Fortnite is coming to the Australian Open Fortnite is coming to the Australian Open
- January 09, 2019

Margaret Court Arena will play host to a massive Fortnite tournament for the second time in the space of six months. "We're proud of our reputation for delivering world-class events and are always looking at new opportunities to reach more people". (more...)
Morata move 'very, very complicated', says Sevilla director Morata move 'very, very complicated', says Sevilla director
- January 09, 2019

Whether Morata will be available is another matter, as Chelsea are reported to be keen to sign a replacement before they release him for the remainder of the season, as Edinson Cavani has been discussed in the media as an option. Sevilla are looking to strengthen in the attacking third having loaned out Luis Muriel to Fiorentina. Chelsea are a club who are very hard to negotiate [with]'. (more...)
Hardik Pandya served show cause notice after misogynist remark Hardik Pandya served show cause notice after misogynist remark
- January 09, 2019

When asked why he wouldn't ask women's names at a club, he said that he likes to 'watch and observe how they move'. "Watching Koffee with Karan (or however you spell it) with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and the toxic masculinity and racism egged on by Karan Johar's giggles are the reason why Indian men are encouraged to unapologetically misogynistic". (more...)
Warriors Pushing NBA to Investigate Cavs’ Release of Patrick McCaw Warriors Pushing NBA to Investigate Cavs’ Release of Patrick McCaw
- January 09, 2019

Some of those eyebrows apparently belonged to members of the Golden State Warriors and National Basketball Association, which will be looking into the circumstances of the move. It's unclear how long the NBA's review will take, or what - if anything - the Warriors are seeking. The Cavaliers agreed to a non-guaranteed two-year, $6 million offer sheet with McCaw, who had been a restricted free agent, and the Warriors declined to match. (more...)
How Ashleigh Barty turned the tables on Simona Halep
- January 09, 2019

Halep won last year's French Open and lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open final. "I finally learnt my lesson", she said. So I figured if I'm going to play Sim anytime, and it's her first match, it was now. The 27-year-old Halep will be at the Australian Open next week in Melbourne without a coach after parting ways with Australian mentor Darren Cahill, who can longer commit to Halep due to family reasons. (more...)
Clemson blowout draws lowest TV ratings for CFP title game
- January 09, 2019

While the Philadelphia Eagles continue to prepare for their next playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints, members of the coaching staff will hopefully also be tuning in to Monday's National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson . (more...)
Wolves thump Liverpool in FA Cup Wolves thump Liverpool in FA Cup
- January 09, 2019

Liverpool were beaten by Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup with a 30-metre strike by Ruben Neves sealing the win yesterday. Klopp also revealed after the game that several players have been suffering from a bug: "Sore throats, which you can have at this time of year". We tried everything until the end and you can not say the attitude wasn't there until the last minute. (more...)
Talking points ahead of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup tie with Burton Talking points ahead of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup tie with Burton
- January 09, 2019

Here is everything you need to know about the away goal rules for the Carabao Cup semi-finals. It will be a physical match-up and it could be quite a bitty game but with Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, Tottenham will score and I'm backing them to edge this first leg. (more...)

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