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Expect the unexpected during college football's early signing period

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Programs are expecting up to 80 percent of their 2018 recruiting classes to sign during the Early Signing Period, giving programs more time to iron out exactly who might snag the final scholarship offers a couple of months from now. "It's a little insane, but I have to understand that college football is a business", Foster said. Change is coming to signing day as we've known it. Read More »

Everton 3-1 Swansea: Dominant second half has Toffees up to ninth

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If the striker is fit and firing he may be able to help them improve their shots on target tally - they have managed just 33 this season, fewer than any other side in the Premier League. But the Everton goalkeeper could do little as Swansea nudged ahead after 34 minutes. The ex-Manchester United forward scored from the penalty spot with over 15 minutes remaining in the second stanza, after previously having a spot-kick attempt saved. Read More »

Cavs Eyeing January Return for Isaiah Thomas

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Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland from the Celtics in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has not played at all this season due to a hip injury he suffered on March 15. But the offense will benefit significantly from an explosive scorer like him. This makes it sound like Thomas either doesn't have a timetable to return quite yet, or that the timetable of "the first week of January against either Portland, Boston, or Orlando" is inaccurate. Read More »

Nike Brings Back Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Puppets

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Both of Kobe Bryant's jerseys, number 8 and number 24, will officially be retired by the Los Angeles Lakers tonight during a special jersey retirement ceremony which will take place at halftime of the Lakers vs Warriors game. Spectrum SportsNet will broadcast much of the day's Kobe-related festivities, including Top 10 countdowns on the best Staples Center moments, Kobe's 50+ point games and backstage footage of his final game. Read More »

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. end 5-year relationship

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A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed the breakup to the Associated Press . Rumors of a potential split first surfaced in late November, when Stenhouse, 30, attended the NASCAR Cup Series awards solo. Unlike Patrick, Stenhouse will continue racing; he qualified for the NASCAR playoffs for the first time in 2017 and will continue driving for Roush Fenway racing next season. Read More »

Raheem Sterling racist incident treated as 'a hate crime'

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A man hurling abuse was said to have verbally attacked Sterling and now the case is being treated as a hate crime by Greater Manchester Police . Sterling did not appear to be injured in the match, according to Ducker, and he scored two goals in a 4-1 Man City win. Read More »

Jim Leavitt isn't coming back to Florida after all

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Sports Illustrated reported late Sunday evening that Leavitt will remain at OR as its defensive coordinator - a position that will earn him a cool $1.7 million annually. Leavitt, 61, is among the more experienced coordinators in the country. A native of Bradenton and the former head coach at South Florida, the west coast of Florida and the Tampa Bay area has become a bit of wheelhouse when it comes to recruiting for Taggart. Read More »

Final shortlist for Caf Player of the Year award

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Salah scored a wondergoal in the Anfield derby which ended in a frustrating draw last week, and he has already claimed the title of the BBC African Player of the Year for 2017. The German will slug it with Argentine and Egypt's coach Hector Cuper and Wydad Casablanca's L'Hussein Amoutta. Pinnick, speaking exclusively to Citi Sports' Fentuo Tahiru on the sidelines of the ceremony, expressed dissatisfaction at the exclusion of Moses in the list, and asked that CAF reviews their ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp critical of Liverpool consistency after thrashing Bournemouth

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You can't score all the time, all the games are hard. Liverpool's first team celebrated their triumph over Bournemouth on Sunday in style by heading out for their annual Christmas party afterward. Bournemouth may be down in 16th place but they play football the right way and should give Liverpool a real test later today. Bournemouth will not - and should not - press the panic button in any way, and Howe will still be confident in his ability to guide his team towards safety. Read More »

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers live stream: How to watch

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Finishing strong not only would impact a tight division race, but also send a message to the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints . That being said, they would be the No. There are some troubling signs for the Falcons, they have scored a combined 29 points in the past two games after averaging 31.5 points in the previous three games. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann apologises for blackface party costume

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The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer and has reportedly been attracting recent interest from Barcelona. Atletico manager Diego Simeone recently admitted he would not get in the way of Griezmann leaving the club. Read More »

Thales' 4.8 billion-euro bid for Gemalto gets thumbs up from investors

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Instead, the combined businesses will work to become a "global leader" in digital security, Thales Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine said. The bidding race for Gemalto has come after a hard year for the Franco-Dutch group in which profit warnings have hurt its share price and overshadowed its attempt to shift from a slowing market for phone SIM cards towards security services such as data encryption and biometric passports. Read More »

Phil Taylor beats Chris Dobey in first round of World Darts Championship

And Taylor revealed it is "killing" him that he can not compete to the same level that once saw him dominant the world. Taylor had an average of 96.33, hitting three 180s, while Dobey's landed six maximums and had an average of 91.72. He failed to take his chance and Taylor settled it 3-1, on a clearly emotional night - the highlight of which was a hair-raising walk to the stage as the 57-year-old was serenaded. Read More »

Yannick Bolasie eyeing Everton return against Swansea after a year on sidelines

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Paul Clement's men are now bottom of the Premier League despite beating West Brom 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium last Saturday. "So Sam appointed Craig Shakespeare and now they are working together at Everton ". Schneiderlin has improved since Allardyce took charge, but the Everton midfielder has lost support this season. Another fine aspect of Sam Allardyce's improvement of Everton has been that the Toffees are missing some key players. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku Out To Put Together Scoring Run For Jose Mourinho

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They lived dangerously during United's bright start with former Hawthorns loanee Lukaku, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford lively but the visitors failed to find an early breakthrough. Rashford went close to extending the lead but United's failure to kill the match with a third goal nearly proved costly when Gareth Barry scrambled home from a 77th-minute Chris Brunt corner, although Jose Mourinho's men held on. Read More »

Go for more glory: Zidane to Real Madrid

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What depends on me is what I do on the pitch", said Ronaldo , when asked if he planned to retire at Madrid . "He is in his club, in his house and what he has done, no one else is going to do it". " Zinedine Zidane is the best Coach, there's no doubt about that". For long periods of this game in Abu Dhabi, it looked like Brazilian side Gremio would frustrate Real Madrid and perhaps even pinch a victory as the Spanish giants became increasingly frustrated in their attempts to break ... Read More »

Van Gaal wants Prem return to get revenge on Man United

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Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said he'd only come out of retirement if he were given the opportunity to "get one over" on his old team by taking charge of one of their rivals. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss also ruled himself out of the running at Everton, before Sam Allardyce took charge at Goodison Park, and he has now admitted he's unlikely to continue in club management. Read More »

Liverpool loses Salah and Mane in the next derby

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The attacker has now scored 20 goals for the Reds in all competitions and Calciomercato, via La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Roma are about to receive a bonus linked with the transfer of the 25-year-old. Zidane said , "Salah is a great player". "To me, he is in an fantastic position right now", Zidane said via FourFourTwo . "I am very happy to be part of this great attacking team and play alongside so many great players", he added. Read More »

Reggie Bush announces retirement from National Football League, wants to retire as a Saint

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A dynamic play-maker out of the backfield, Bush twice ran for more than 1,000 yards in a season (2011 in Miami; 2013 in Detroit). Bush was never able to find a team to play for this season, thus he's made a decision to hang up his cleats. And in 2010, he helped the Saints reach Super Bowl XLIV and win. Bush, who was the second overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, plans on returning to New Orleans and retiring with the team that originally drafted him. Read More »

Cowboys edge Raiders 20-17 by slimmest of margins

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The Raiders (6-8) got a gift when Jourdan Lewis committed a 43-yard pass interference penalty on a fourth-and-10 from their own 30. "I guess it was the officials", Crabtree said. The officials pulled Crabtree out because of suspicion that he might have a concussion. "I just don't understand why they took me out of the last play of the game", said Crabtree, who wasn't diagnosed with a concussion. Read More »

'The Last Jedi' soars to United States dollars 450m opening at global box-office

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened only 11% behind The Force Awakens , with a projected $220 million debut weekend in the United States. But despite a "certified fresh" rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and lofty comparisons to " The Empire Strikes Back ", widely seen as the best film in the franchise, 95,000 movie-goers were less enthused, bestowing it a 56 percent average that was colder than the ice planet Hoth. Read More »

'Ball of the 21st century' - Starc's freakish outswinger goes viral

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Ferguson says they're nothing Vince could have done. Praising Starc's effort former England spinner has said that the ball would have got and great batsmen out 1,000 times. ICYMI or just want to watch it over again, here it is. But James Anderson insists England are not giving up on the Ashes just yet. 'We've got a lot of hard work to do. Read More »

Ozil volley gives Arsenal 1-0 win over Newcastle

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Good that he scores important goals. Elias Kachunga got a controversial early goal and Aaron Mooy scored twice as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to record their first away win since the opening day of the season. Read More »

Oxlade-Chamberlain explains the benefits of knowing his position since leaving Arsenal

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The ex-Arsenal prodigy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool under controversial circumstances after playing rubbish for Arsenal in our meeting at the Emirates in the early stages of the season. "That's the most important thing". "It's not fair to ask those kind of questions, I don't think, but he gives us his all every game and that's all you can ask of him". Read More »

Ravens blitz Browns in 2017 home finale

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On first and 10 from the Cleveland 4-yard line, Kizer was sacked in the end zone by linebacker Za'Darius Smith, who came from behind also forcing a fumble. DeShone Kizer was limited to negative passing yards in the first quarter and was tested from start to finish by one of the league's best defenses. Read More »

Browns RB Duke Johnson honors Steelers LB Ryan Shazier

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You gotta be smart about what you're doing, who you're working with. Ryan Shazier reacts after being carted off the field. Tracy Wilson of CBS said Shazier had a defensive play book in his hand, and many Steelers players had no idea he would be in attendance. Read More »

Kyle Rudolph now expected to play against Bengals

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Rudolph then went through a workout Saturday and was subsequently upgraded to questionable, setting the stage for him to surprisingly suit up in Week 15 after going through pregame warmups Sunday without any apparent issues. Beginning in Week 10, Hill made five consecutive starts in relief of the injured Mike Remmers at right tackle. If he can't play, the Vikings will only have two active tight ends in David Morgan and Kyle Carter, who was promoted from the practice squad. Read More »

Randall Cobb 'pissed off' about hit that concussed Davante Adams

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Earlier in the year, he took a hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan . He had five catches for 57 yards and a score before being blindsided on a hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis during an interception return. Adams didn't miss any time, but was taken off the field in a stretcher. Adams' concussion history could play a factor in upcoming contract talks, a disappointing reality for a young receiver otherwise enjoying a career season. Read More »

Vegas Play of the Day: Titans at 49ers

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The Titans cut the lead to 16-10 just before halftime on a four-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to tight end Delanie Walker , which capped a 6-play, 79-yard drive. Mariota then drove the Titans to their go-ahead score with 1:07 left. The 49ers cashed in with Gould's 28-yard field goal for a 16-3 lead late in the first half. Read More »

MLB Wagner Active for Seahawks vs

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If both teams somehow finish with an identical record at the end of the season, the Seahawks would be crowned the winners of the NFC West, and the Rams likely would have to play a road game in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, if they even make the playoffs at all. Read More »