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Yaya Toure confirms interest from Scottish Premiership champions Yaya Toure confirms interest from Scottish Premiership champions
- January 16, 2019

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has hinted over his next club move, with the four-time African Footballer of the Year likely to follow in his brothers' footsteps. He is no stranger to Celtic after playing against them while at Barcelona in the last 32 of the Champions League with the Catalan side winning 4-2 on aggregate in February 2008. (more...)
Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari
- January 16, 2019

His father, who suffered brain injuries after a horrific skiing accident in 2013 and is still recovering, won five of his seven titles with the iconic Ferrari F1 team. Schumacher , who won the European Formula 3 championship in his second attempt in 2018, was present at the post-season F1 test with Ferrari in Abu Dhabi last November. (more...)
Katie Boulter claims biggest win of career over Makarova Katie Boulter claims biggest win of career over Makarova
- January 16, 2019

Boulter pumped her fists and walked to the net for a handshake after going 7-4 up in the final-set tie-break - forgetting the new rule that tie-breaks in deciders are first to ten. The 22-year-old, who came through three matches of qualifying for the first time at a slam, said: "It was always going to be a hard match, especially on such a big court". (more...)
Bayern Munich respond to Unai Emery's interest in James Rodriguez Bayern Munich respond to Unai Emery's interest in James Rodriguez
- January 16, 2019

Unai Emery is unable to spend any money, with only loan deals possible, and Rodriguez would have been a ideal cut-price replacement for Mesut Ozil , who has lost his place in the Arsenal squad. Rodriguez has spent the last 18 months on loan at Bayern Munich and his future beyond the summer is uncertain, as he has struggled to hold down a spot this season. (more...)
Aussie Open: Murray bows out Aussie Open: Murray bows out
- January 16, 2019

I literally gave everything that I had on the court, fought as best as I could, and performed a lot better than what I should have done without the amount I've been able to practise and train. But it was not as successful as he had hoped and he admitted this week that he is in so much pain day in, day out, that it hurts to put his socks and shoes on. (more...)
Bruce Arians Says Has Antonio Brown Too Much Diva For His Liking Bruce Arians Says Has Antonio Brown Too Much Diva For His Liking
- January 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers , as one of their players aptly put it , very much have become the Kardashians of the NFL. According to sports gambling website MyBookie, the Atlanta Falcons are +400 favorites to land disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown . (more...)
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold faces two weeks out with knee injury Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold faces two weeks out with knee injury
- January 16, 2019

Just a week earlier second-choice right-back Nathaniel Clyne as allowed to leave on loan to Bournemouth in a deal that baffled most fans at the time and now it is looking even more freakish. The Netherlands youth global was since sent off in Liverpool under-23's 1-1 draw with Brighton in Premier League 2 competition. "The linesman got involved and changed the decision". (more...)
Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open
- January 16, 2019

He was joined there by Taylor Fritz, who did for Gael Monfils 6-3 6-7 7-6 (6) 7-6 (5). If he goes on to win the tournament, he will become the first man ever to claim seven or more titles at two Grand Slams, having already won eight Wimbledons. (more...)
MLB Rumors: Phillies Won’t Sign Both Manny Machado, Bryce Harper MLB Rumors: Phillies Won’t Sign Both Manny Machado, Bryce Harper
- January 16, 2019

However, as exciting as it was to hear the recent news surrounding the Phillies being the obvious favorites after their successful meeting with Harper, until anything becomes official, the excitement needs to be held to a minimum. The Phillies, contrary to those aforementioned fever-dreams, won't be signing both generational free agents. Each is 26, and even though Harper is a former MVP, Machado has a notable lead in career WAR: 33.8 in 926 games to Harper's 27.4 in 927 games. (more...)
Former Texas Rangers Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested for Child Sex Abuse Former Texas Rangers Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested for Child Sex Abuse
- January 16, 2019

However, due to the nature of the crime and the pending investigation, Dowell declined to share further details, the Associated Press reported . Wetteland joined the Rangers in 1997, months after helping jump-start the New York Yankees' dominant run in the late 1990s and early 2000s. (more...)
Exeter still alive in Heineken Champions Cup after bonus-point success Exeter still alive in Heineken Champions Cup after bonus-point success
- January 16, 2019

Exeter drew with Munster, then lost to Castres away and Gloucester at home. The try gives them a 24-12 lead at the time of writing with 50 minutes on the clock, but more importantly it secures a bonus-point for the Chiefs. And it gave the Premiership belated cause for cheer, with five clubs - Bath, Wasps, Gloucester, Leicester and Newcastle - having been knocked out before the penultimate round of pool games had even been completed. (more...)
Eagles must consider these factors before making decision on Foles Eagles must consider these factors before making decision on Foles
- January 16, 2019

It would appear, however, that it was more of a Wentz problem than an offensive line problem: Foles was sacked nine times in five regular-season starts, which is 29 over a full season. Foles, 30, wants to be a starter, however, and could net a sizable payday on the open market, making it likely he'll be elsewhere in 2019. Wentz just turned 26 and the Eagles traded up to get him with the No. (more...)
Petr Cech Announces He'll Retire At End Of Season Petr Cech Announces He'll Retire At End Of Season
- January 16, 2019

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his retirement from football at the end of the season. " I'm looking forward to fight for the #1 jersey. Cech who won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and three League Cups with Chelsea, will hang up his gloves at the end of his 20th year as a professional. (more...)
Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. drawing interest from Magic and Suns Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. drawing interest from Magic and Suns
- January 16, 2019

Smith is averaging 12 points, almost 3 rebounds and 4 assists. So are the Orlando Magic . This leaves the Magic as the most likely destination for the Dallas point guard. The Suns' need for a point guard has been apparent since the team traded Brandon Knight to the Houston Rockets on August 31. Also worth a mention: ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports that Dennis Smith Jr.is listed as questionable for a Texas showdown against the San Antonio Spurs . (more...)
Gregg Williams finalizing deal with Jets, spurning Redskins Gregg Williams finalizing deal with Jets, spurning Redskins
- January 16, 2019

A day after it was reported the Redskins wanted to land a meeting with Williams, the 60-year-old is finalizing a contract with the New York Jets to become their next defensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . The Jets defense, which was expected to be one of the team's strong points in 2018, was incredibly inconsistent and, at times, highly undisciplined. (more...)
Jets coach Adam Gase's intense eyes turn him into a Twitter sensation Jets coach Adam Gase's intense eyes turn him into a Twitter sensation
- January 16, 2019

A Twitter account called Adam Gase's Eyes - @Crazy_Gase_Eyes - featuring TV screen grabs and various photos, was also quickly created by an unknown user - and had almost 200 followers and 27 tweets in just two hours. "Those are normal. He's an intense guy, but he'll probably be more relaxed in less formal settings". Either he realized he is now the coach of the Jets, or he had a lot of caffeine. (more...)
Five observations from the Warriors' 142-111 blowout of the Nuggets Five observations from the Warriors' 142-111 blowout of the Nuggets
- January 16, 2019

Golden State shot a blistering 60 percent from the field, had 38 assists and hit 21 3-pointers - 10 in the first quarter - in leading wire-to-wire. Malik Beasley scored 22 points , Jamal Murray had 21 and Nikola Jokic added 17 points and eight assists for Denver, which had its 12-game home winning streak snapped. (more...)
Blackburn v Newcastle: Back Rovers to shoot down Magpies Blackburn v Newcastle: Back Rovers to shoot down Magpies
- January 16, 2019

You have £130m guaranteed if you are there. 'So everyone is trying to manage the situation. "You have to be realistic", he added. "Who has a chance, a realistic chance?" "If it is their strongest team we will go and be competitive and if it is a weaker team we will go and be competitive". (more...)
Tottenham could miss top four without Harry Kane, says Graeme Souness Tottenham could miss top four without Harry Kane, says Graeme Souness
- January 16, 2019

Llorente's return of nine goals from 44 appearances in all competitions during his time in North London doesn't exactly get pulses racing and it remains to be seen if Spurs delve into the transfer market for new signings. 'Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday's match, ' the statement read. (more...)
Snoop Dogg Commentating Hockey is the Best Thing You'll See All Day Snoop Dogg Commentating Hockey is the Best Thing You'll See All Day
- January 15, 2019

He even cut promos for the Stanley Cup playoffs . On Saturday night, Snoop Dogg went to the Los Angeles Kings-Pittsburgh Penguins game at the Staples Center in LA. The Kings walked away with a 4-2 victory and NHL fans were left hoping that they'd see more of Snoop Dogg around the league in the future. He called an entire power play! "Somebody gotta want that money!" "Take a shot! Somebody gotta be willing to take a shot", he said as the Kings passed the puck. (more...)
Soderberg’s 1st hat trick leads Avalanche past Leafs 6-3 Soderberg’s 1st hat trick leads Avalanche past Leafs 6-3
- January 15, 2019

Getting Andersen back, however, is crucial. Two wins in their last seven for Toronto. After that goal, Mike Babcock benched Gardiner for the remainder of the second period and demoted him to the third pairing. "It sucks to look from the outside and see the guys playing without you", Andersen said following the morning skate. Winger Zach Hyman makes his return to the lineup after missing more than three weeks with an ankle injury and will play on the left side with John Tavares and Mitch ... (more...)
Kohli reacts to Dhoni masterclass as India beat Australia to level series Kohli reacts to Dhoni masterclass as India beat Australia to level series
- January 15, 2019

Marsh and Glenn Maxwell put on 94 runs off 66 balls for the sixth wicket to accelerate the scoring in a partnership that took the top order batsman to his seventh ODI century. 'Bhuvi was outstanding to pull things back for us. Vijay Shankar is in the squad, he's an all-rounder, so that gives us an option to play around with - but we'll see how we go. (more...)
Mavs guard JJ Barea sustains season-ending Achilles tear Mavs guard JJ Barea sustains season-ending Achilles tear
- January 15, 2019

The Mavericks guard immediately grabbed that area on his right leg after his fall. Barea was injured in the second half of the Mavericks' 119-115 victory in Minneapolis on Friday night. Barea has come off of the bench nearly exclusively in his career with the Mavericks, but he has been a mainstay in the team's lineup for years and a key player coming on in relief. (more...)
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, 1/14/19 NBA Predictions & Odds Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, 1/14/19 NBA Predictions & Odds
- January 15, 2019

The public betting for this game now has 76 percent going on the Rockets as the home favorite. The 29-year-old Harden is averaging 34.2 points, 8.8 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game this season. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies (19-23) wrap up a two-game road swing and start a four-game stretch against some of the NBA's top teams when they play the Rockets (24-18) on Monday at the Toyota Center. (more...)
'I don't think there's a rift': Hewitt responds to Tomic broadside 'I don't think there's a rift': Hewitt responds to Tomic broadside
- January 15, 2019

Tomic was asked on Monday night whether he would make himself available to play Davis Cup for Australia when he chose to criticise Hewitt and his role as captain. "You know what he's doing and I think it's wrong". Bernard Tomic has unleashed a scathing verbal attack on Aussie tennis great Lleyton Hewitt . He's an unbelievable champion. (more...)
Serena serves in 2019 debut, dismisses Maria at Australian Open Serena serves in 2019 debut, dismisses Maria at Australian Open
- January 15, 2019

Federer, the defending champion, eased into the second round as he won 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena. "There is no time for that, I'm sorry to say ... "That was incredible. Thank you so, so much to everyone that came out tonight", he said. The No. 17-seeded Keys has reached the semifinals or better at three of the past five Grand Slam tournaments, and her focus is on the bigger prizes for now. (more...)
Paul Pogba: I have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's trust now Paul Pogba: I have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's trust now
- January 15, 2019

A speedy and mobile forward with a favoured left foot, Rossi was heralded for his creative play and was considered the full package of a striker. Although Pogba played well and Rashford scored the victor, United's three points at Wembley was down to the heroics of David De Gea . (more...)
LeBron James and the Cavaliers' perception of the Raptors LeBron James and the Cavaliers' perception of the Raptors
- January 15, 2019

These Lakers have James surrounded by a handful of hopeful stars - Kyle Kuzma , Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball - and a supporting cast full of players who can theoretically play both ways while also providing some playmaking. It was the fourth straight game the Lakers failed to reach 100 points. Los Angeles was 7 for 34 on 3-pointers, 16 for 27 from the free throw line and had 11 fast-break points. (more...)
Individual player grades from thrilling win over Wizards Individual player grades from thrilling win over Wizards
- January 15, 2019

Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season, collecting season highs of 43 points and 15 assists along with 10 rebounds. Because the Eastern Conference is so weak, the Wizards are only two games out of the final playoff spot and could easily get in if they keep playing like this. (more...)
Mike Munchak leaves Steelers for Broncos, Shaun Sarrett named his replacement Mike Munchak leaves Steelers for Broncos, Shaun Sarrett named his replacement
- January 15, 2019

The former head coach of the Texans and Broncos now serves as a senior personnel advisor in Denver. The Bengals will have to remain on the hunt for staff to hire underneath their new head coach. The fact that Kubiak won't be the offensive coordinator in Denver may have something to do with that. Munchak also previously worked for the Titans and was the organization's head coach from 2011-13. (more...)

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