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Bayern welcome back striker Wagner

He spent 13 years at the club between 1995 and 2008, making 4 appearances. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. 'I'm delighted , ' Wagner told Bayern's official website. Since his arrival from Darmstadt, Sandro Wagner has scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in 50 games for Hoffenheim, including six goals and four assists in 17 games in all competitions this season. Read More »

Antonio Conte backs Andreas Christensen to be Chelsea's next John Terry


The club are regularly criticised for their loan policy, with over 20 players plying their trade for other sides this season. Having spent the past two years on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach , Andreas Christensen has finally returned to Stamford Bridge and cemented his place in the heart of the Blues' defence. Read More »

Temple vs. FIU, Gasparilla Bowl


No, I'm not talking about a bad Thursday night game in the NFL. The Temple Owls have completed a winning season in Geoff Collins' first year as head coach. "Defensively, the number of pressures and blitzes and tackles for loss and sacks, I mean they are really, really good at giving you negatives and bad plays". Read More »

Allardyce to block Everton exit of in-demand duo


The Sun also reports that Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion are keeping tabs on Kvirkvelia , who has helped Lokomotiv to the top of the table with an eight-point gap over second-placed Zenit St Petersburg with ten games to go. "He is a really good coach and is clear and explains everything really well". The fans would have assumed they would face a far sterner challenge than last season, with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United looking to run them closer than they did past ... Read More »

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg dead at 82


A Michigan native, Enberg began broadcasting as an undergraduate at Central Michigan University. He was also the play-by-play announcer for Indiana Hoosiers football and basketball games from 1957-1961. In 2000, Enberg moved to CBS, where he remained a multi-sport fixture. In all, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and 8 NCAA men's basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979. Read More »

Liverpool transfer: Coutinho, Firmino, Mane, Salah AND Thomas Lemar?


Monaco remain adamant they will not sell Thomas Lemar during the January transfer window, despite serious interest from a clutch of heavyweight Premier League sides. The Reds already have a lot of firepower in attacking positions, but the future of Philippe Coutinho remains uncertain going into the new year. Arsene Wenger allegedly viewed Lemar as the long-term replacement for contract rebel Alexis Sanchez , who appears to be heading for the exit door. Read More »

West Brom boss Pardew concedes Man City, Arsenal target Evans could leave


West Brom were looking for over £30million for the centre-back in the summer and this time may be tempted to sell if they can not convince Evans to extend his stay, manager Alan Pardew last night hinted. A lack of goals from wide areas has been one of the issues affecting West Brom this season, and Phillips has certainly been guilty in that regard having scored just once in 13 league games. Read More »

Yankees Trade Rumors: Talks with Pirates for Gerrit Cole are back on!

The Pirates will still have four theoretical chances to trade Cole - the remainder of this offseason, the 2018 trade deadline, the subsequent offseason and the '19 deadline - over the next two seasons. Three years later, the Pirates selected him with the first overall pick. Outside of the Yankees, the Pirates have not garnered much interest in Cole, so it looks like either the Pirates will need to drop their price or hold on to Cole. Read More »

Team news for Bristol City clash


We were the team with the strength in our legs - even to go to a strong extra-time - and they scored when we didn't have time for a reaction". "It's been a long, long time since we've had a result like that, particularly at Ashton Gate, and I'm chuffed". Read More »

Giggs takes himself out of running for Swansea manager job


Could Swansea City be added to the illustrious list of clubs that former Ajax, Barcelona and Manchester United boss Van Gaal has coached? He became interim manager for four games at the end of that season after Moyes' sacking, and was made Louis van Gaal's assistant in summer 2014. Read More »

Britney Spears to Perform at New Years' Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest


We imagine the end of her residency will allow Spears to spend even more quality time with her sons, Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, as well as her boyfriend, model Sam Asghari. Her appearance, which will feature her final performance of " Work Bitch " and " Toxic ", will be broadcast during the nationwide, all-star show, ABC and dick clark productions announced today. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Beasley surge halts Celtics


They will hope to continue their domination in the Big Apple on Friday when they host the Celtics . Right away he dropped 10 points in nine minutes, erasing Boston's nine-point advantage before the start of the fourth quarter. "It was one of those nights that nothing goes in", Porzingis said. After a few tweaks, mainly inserting point guard Jarrett Jack into the starting lineup, the Knicks bounced back, and got revenge on the Celtics, 102-93, on Thursday night, improving to 17-14. Read More »

Why Jaguars fans are 'trashing' Jadeveon Clowney after his comment


Those tweets were later picked up by ESPN, CBS Sports and a host of other news outlets that had a field day with the feel good story about how frontier justice can play out on social media. They can win the AFC South division this weekend with a win over San Francisco, or with a loss by Tennessee to the Rams. Bortles, upon hearing of this comment by a player from a team that he just beat by 38 points, made a decision to take the high road in his response, as he said according to Mark Long ... Read More »

Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year


However, few teams in college basketball have a more hard upcoming set of games, as the Seminoles will face the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils on the road, followed by the No. Southern Miss (7-5), which did not have a player reach double figures, was led in scoring with eight points apiece from forward Eddie Davis and guard Anfernee Hampton. Read More »

Georgia Linebacker Natrez Patrick Won't Play In The CFB Playoff


Natrez Patrick will enter a drug treatment program after an arrest during a traffic stop hours after the Bulldogs' 28-7 win over Auburn in the SEC title game December 2. Patrick was arrested on December 3 with teammate Jayson Stanley. He was also cleared after being investigated for allegedly having marijuana in his dorm room last October. Read More »

No.4 batting position ideal for Dhoni, says Rohit


Sri Lanka have been no match to India barring their one- off spectacular bowling effort in Dharmasala in the opening ODI. India opener KL Rahul smashed 61 off 48 balls to build the platform for India's innings of 3-180 in 20 overs after Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field. Read More »

Bristol City Pulls Stunning Upset Over Manchester United in Stoppage Time


They main thing of it is that they won and they fought hard for that. They tried to win the game in the 90 minutes and they were very lucky to have the goal in the last seconds. Still, City kept believing and were rewarded by Smith's superbly taken left-foot victor on the turn in the final seconds. Dan Gosling smashed home a deserved equaliser in the final minute but Chelsea launched an attack of their own nearly straight from the restart with substitute Alvaro Morata snatching the victor ... Read More »

Papa John's founder Schnatter to step down as CEO


The CEO of Papa John's is on the way out two months after criticizing the NFL over the national anthem controversy. President Trump pushed the highly-divisive topic this year in speeches and in Twitter, saying players should be punished or not allowed to kneel during the anthem as a way to protest police brutality. Read More »

Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan return in Carabao Cup


The 28-year-old enjoyed a promising first few games, claiming five assists in three outings, but has since continually frustrated with a series of meek performances. This was on display at the start of the season when United were running rampant on teams. Sherwood revealed on Sky Sports that Mkhitaryan is the one United player Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would take. Read More »

Seahawks fined $100000 for violating concussion protocol


Because of the incident, the league said it will revise its policy, instructing officials, teammates and coaching staff to take players directly to a member of the medical team for an assessment once the protocol has been triggered. Wilson was permitted to return to the game without an evaluation. 'As determined by the National Football League and NFLPA, an immediate update will be made to the protocol instructing officials, teammates, and coaching staff to take players directly to a member ... Read More »

Jaguars head coach: Jimmy Garoppolo is the hottest QB in the NFL


Jaguars seek fifth road victory of season after winning five in previous four seasons combined. Sunday's contest between these two teams is going to be tough for the red and gold, and Niner Noise explores three specific challenges head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad will face in Week 16. Read More »

Corey Brewer plays 25 minutes, scores 21 in Lakers' win over Houston

In March, Caldwell-Pope was stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence while speeding 70 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. He's not allowed to leave the state for work, but the team has only four road games outside California for the duration of his sentence (the first being last week in Cleveland), so the punishment shouldn't prevent him from missing any more than that. Read More »

Ajax suspend manager Keizer, assistant Bergkamp


The Amsterdam club sit second in the top flight, five points behind PSV after 17 matches. General Manager Edwin van der Sar explained though that there was more to the sacking than the cup disappointment. "Club management does not have enough confidence that the goal of Ajax will be realized with them". Keizer was brought in by Ajax in the summer after Peter Bosz joined Borussia Dortmund - a role he was sacked from earlier in December. Read More »

Wofford stuns No. 5 North Carolina 79-75 in Chapel Hill


On Nov. 26, Wofford lost by 20 against UNC-Asheville. "We got a big win on Sunday and we are fat and happy and think that things are just going to be so easy for us". "I could care less about the accolades that I have and everything I've been through since I've been here". It means something to me. "I know I'm going out there giving it my all and I'm the leader of this team, so if we lose a game like that and we go out there and play like that I feel like it's my fault". Read More »

Islanders bid to be selected for Belmont Park arena


The New York Islanders' bid to build an arena at Belmont Park has been selected by New York State. Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran, a Democrat who takes office January 1, said she was "excited to finally welcome the Islanders home to Nassau County, and I'd like to thank Governor Cuomo for helping make that possible". Read More »

Marion Bartoli to play again


Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli said on Wednesday that she first considered making a professional comeback while suffering from a mystery illness previous year. "I don't know why everyone wants me to be back, but I won't do it", she said. "The start of this all came on the most hard day of my life, when Wimbledon decided not to allow me to play the legends' matches because they thought I could have a heart attack and die on the court". Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Despite 51 from Harden, Rockets' streak is ended


Los Angeles shot 47.1 percent overall and, after entering the game dead last in the National Basketball Association in three-point percentage, nailed 15 of 35 attempts from beyond the arc to keep the Rockets in check. According to ESPN , Kuzma is also the first rookie to put up 38 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 7 three-pointers since Jason Kidd in 1995. The Pacers were led Victor Oladipo with 23 points, including three 3-pointers. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham announced as host city for 2022 event


The city has been selected after a protracted bidding process. "We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today's announcement - it is a defining moment for this truly Commonwealth city", she said. Victoria Square will be used for 3x3 Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball. Only one new venue has been proposed, the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, which will host swimming and diving events. Read More »

Yonder Alonso Has Two-Year, $16 Million Deal With Indians


Alonso is coming off of a career-year in which he batted.266 with 28 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Mariners and Athletics . The Phillies placed high value on his ability to draw walks and work the count. "It's an absolute monster", Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Santana's leadership skills. The Phillies introduced Santana to the Philadelphia media during a news conference at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Antonio Conte confident Chelsea squad will grow during January transfer window

Conte was in no mood to discuss a transfer in his press conference ahead of the League Cup tie with Bournemouth on Wednesday evening. "At the moment, I am ready to continue working to play will all these players". There are a lot of rumours in this period. "I don't read [the speculation] and I [therefore] solve the problem". The 48-year-old told reporters: "A hard period is starting for every player and coach". Read More »

Wilshere hopes to stay at Arsenal


Wenger has not hidden his admiration of the midfielder's ability but a history of injury problems has meant the Frenchman is reluctant to trust him on a weekly basis. "Apart from that there's small things to sort out, but as long as I'm playing I'm happy". I'm enjoying my football and I love playing in the Premier League now and I want to help Arsenal get to where they should be. Read More »

Burnley's James Tarkowski given three-game violent conduct ban


The highly-rated 25-year-old elbowed Brighton forward Glenn Murray in the 35th minute of their 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday. However, that appeal was rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission. Tarkowski had earlier been somewhat harshly adjudged to have fouled Murray for a penalty, which the former Crystal Palace striker smashed over the bar. Read More »