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Jeff Fisher: I Left the Rams in 'Good Shape'

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Fisher did have top notch defenses and special teams, especially the last few season and in his first when the team relocated to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. Fisher, who went 31-42-1 with the Rams, said he had "no hard feelings whatsoever" toward the Rams. "If I was anxious about myself, I probably would have started him from day one and said, 'Hey, this guy is going to be a better player.' That was his rookie year, so we could chalk (struggles) up to a rookie year, but no, I wanted to do ... Read More »

Out for Cavs-Warriors NBA Christmas Day game

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Christmas is usually a good time to get in early on the National Basketball Association futures markets on Neds , but such is the Warriors' dominance their price is already a short $1.55 - better odds than winning the Christmas match. Read More »

Klopp tells Liverpool to focus on Euro ambitions

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that Mignolet made a mistake during Granit Xhaka's goal for Arsenal when he used only one hand to try and block the shot, but insisted that it shouldn't be made bigger than it is. Defender Joel Matip could be fit enough to feature after he recently returning to training following a muscle injury while striker Daniel Sturridge has recovered from illness. Read More »

Jordan Henderson not available for Swansea, confirms Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp couldn't hide his frustration last night after his Liverpool side tossed away a two goal lead at Arsenal. "Ederson comes in and looks fantastic. In the Swansea dugout will be caretaker Swansea manager Leon Britton following the sacking of Paul Clement this week. A match against free-scoring Liverpool at Anfield, however, will present a somewhat more hard prospect for the South Wales club. Read More »

Juan Mata explains his goal celebration for Manchester United against Leicester City

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He scored either side of half-time to put United in front after the Reds had trailed to a Jamie Vardy goal , which was also a bad display of defending from United's defence and midfield. Martial was lively all game and played a role in United's second by winning a free kick from which Mata squeezed a 20-yard shot underneath the crossbar, out of reach of Schmeichel despite it being fairly central. Read More »

Hawaii Bowl 2017: Fresno State vs

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The Bulldogs will try to become just the second team in FBS history to go from double-digit losses in one season to double-digit wins. Houston , which must replace five starters on each side of the ball, will open its 2018 campaign on the road, but not far from home, when it visits Rice on September 1. Read More »

Cowboys' playoff hopes fade to black despite Elliott return

ELLIOTT'S RETURN: The Cowboys (8-7) didn't look much better offensively with last year's National Football League rushing leader back after the ban over domestic violence allegations. "We played a team that's got a good chance to be in the playoffs out there, and we will have a lot of time to think about it when that's not us in there". Read More »

Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye With Help From Jimmy Garoppolo

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Will the 49ers actually make the playoffs next year? "I don't know. We'll cross that bridge when we get there". Perhaps it's merely the Christmas spirit, but I'm optimistic. 24, 2017. "He's the fastest player I've ever seen on a field". It might seem like ancient history, but two months ago, the 49ers were a laughingstock. Read More »

3 ways the Rams can beat the Titans on Sunday

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Simpson. Rams running back Todd Gurley scores one of his two receiving touchdowns against the Titans on his way to 276 total yards (118 rushing, 158 receiving). The second of which was a screen pass that he ripped off for 80 yards and a touchdown. Wesley Woodyard got a 4-yard scoop-and-score. Cooper Kupp , the Rams' standout rookie slot receiver, dropped a key third-down pass late, which led to a drive that gave the Titans a 23-20 lead. Read More »

Bills WR Benjamin to play vs. Patriots

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It was the 75th time Brady and Gronkowski have connected on a touchdown, putting them fifth all-time on the quarterback-receiver touchdown list. Belichick added context to his remarks from Wednesday when he said "every year is different" when asked about the working dynamic with Brady, noting that what he meant was "our team is different, our players are different, our opponents are different, every week is different". Read More »

Cleveland Browns get first draft pick for second straight year

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Cleveland's offensive line hasn't been as good as advertised entering the season. The Browns , who committed three turnovers and eight penalties, trailed by a field goal at halftime before the Bears promptly marched down the field on their first second-half possession. Read More »

Britton fills in as Swansea coach after Clement fired

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Giggs said the sales of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente in the summer had weakened the Swansea squad. "It is disappointing to see a manager go but we all know football is a results driven business and if you don't get the results then obviously the manager is the one that leaves". Read More »

Jameis Winston loses his mind after fumble that sealed the Buccaneers' loss

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It was a 10-play, 59-yard drive. Unfortunately, Carolina would get a first-and-10 at the 1-yard line and after fumbling the snap, quarterback Cam Newton punched it in for the score, putting the Panthers up 22-19 with:35 left to play. Carolina came up with a big stop, holding the Bucs to another field goal at the end of the first half, after the Humphries catch and pass interference penalty, making the game 12-9. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Escapes Punishment Over Pre-Manchester Derby Comments

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The Football Association has confirmed it will take no action on both Manchester United and Manchester City, following the alleged tunnel bust-up after their Derby earlier this month. The Armenia worldwide joined Manchester United the summer before last but has struggled to cement a place in Jose Mourinho's strongest XI. City coach Mikel Arteta also suffered a cut to his head. Read More »

Twitter Reacts to Controversial Overturned Bills Touchdown Against Patriots

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Some disagreed with the call - among them former vice president of officiating Mike Pereira - arguing that Benjamin got both feet in bounds and had possession. From the video, there is no clear evidence the call on the field should have been changed. "Regarding the Buffalo no touchdown, nothing more irritating to an official than to make a great call and then someone in a suit in an office in NY incorrectly reverses it", former VP of officiating and current FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira ... Read More »

Jets, showing no spark on offense, fall to Chargers

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It drops them to 5-10 heading into the finale next week against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. In his second start of the season, the sixth of his career, quarterback Bryce Petty was troubled by accuracy issues that have plagued him for the entirety of his professional career. Read More »

Serena Williams to return at Mubadala World Tennis Championship

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Former world number one Serena Williams is no longer leaving anyone in doubt that she will be in Melbourne Australia in January to defend her Grand Slam title. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era. As the two highest-seeds, Thiem and Djokovic will await the winners in Friday's semi-final, with Thiem taking on the victor from the first match, and Djokovic the second. Read More »

Tough times in Abu Dhabi as Nadal out

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Nadal will not want to miss the first Grand Slam of the season, partly because having reached the final a year ago, he will be defending a significant number of points in his battle to remain ahead of Roger Federer in the rankings. 2017 was undoubtedly hugely successful for Nadal, with the Spaniard finishing the year as the world number one and winning two Grand Slam titles, though this withdrawal may not bode well heading into the new season. Read More »

Broncos expected to start Brock Osweiler after evaluating Paxton Lynch's injury

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The Broncos are 5-9 coming into their matchup with the Redskins and will finish their season with a losing season regardless of whether they win both of their last two games or not. Expect Sunday's contest to be Osweiler's swan song in a Broncos uniform, and no matter how things turn out for the team against Washington , expect Lynch to start in the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs , with the Broncos' long-term future at that position completely up in the air. Read More »

No reunion game for injured Paul against Clippers

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Bucks 109, Hornets 104: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 14 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee closed the game with an 9-0 run to beat Charlotte Hornets. But what are we going to do? The Nets used a balanced offensive attack as half a dozen players scored in double figures - including Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who tallied 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and swingman Caris LeVert who finished with 17 points and six rebounds. Read More »

Overton ruled out of fourth Ashes Test

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I was just interested in their opinion. I guess we just need to get better at playing them. "It is part and parcel of the game", he added. Smith's uncompromising stance comes after former England captain Mike Atherton called on umpires to better enforce the game's laws around bouncers which are created to shield batsmen down the order. Read More »

Southampton's Charlie Austin charged for kick out at goalkeeper

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His sixth goal of the season kept the Saints in the lead until the break but he was lucky to remain on the field after kicking out at goalkeeper Jonas Lossl's face, as the Terriers stopper dived for the ball at his feet. "I don't like to say this, but it looks this way". And his afternoon was compounded further when he injured his hamstring after shooting at goal with his manager Mauricio Pellegrino confirming he is likely to be sidelined for the rest of the festive schedule. Read More »

Birmingham, Armed Forces and Dollar General

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Named the Dollar General Bowl MVP, Moore opened the scoring on a 7-yard touchdown run less than 11 minutes into the game, added another 7-yard touchdown early in the second quarter and surpassed 1,000 yards for the second straight season on his 31-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter. Read More »

Conte wants January signings at Chelsea

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They are showing me great commitment, great behaviours. 'We must be ready to face an important, tough game. Ampadu put in a fine performance in the 2-1 League Cup win over Bournemouth on Wednesday, and his progress means Chelsea's need for defensive reinforcements isn't as strong. Read More »

Suarez rules Real Madrid out of La Liga title race

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Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane , meanwhile, came in for some criticism for his team selection. Luis Suarez , Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal all struck in the second half at the Bernabeu to humiliate Los Blancos and put the Blaugrana nine points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the table . Read More »

UCLA QB Josh Rosen will not play in Cactus Bowl

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UCLA quarterback and top draft prospect Josh Rosen will reportedly miss the Cactus Bowl on December 26 after suffering a concussion late in the season. "I think it's fair with the Christian McCaffreys and the Leonard Fournettes, maybe with Derwin (James), and some guys because they play really physical positions". Read More »

Taylor on win over Pipe "I felt sorry for him"

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Last night, Justin Pipe faced accusations of contravening these oche ethics, when facing a surprise second-round exit against unseeded Bernie Smith . "I've got a cough, I've got a cough, I turn away". That was a tactic for advantage, that was a tactic to make Bernie Smith miss and he got his way. Read More »

Holiday, Wilkes, lead UCLA to upset of No. 7 Kentucky, 83-75

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Kentucky was led by freshman guard Hamidou Diallo , who scored 18 points, but did so on 7-for-18 shooting. The two coaches, Kentucky's John Calipari and UCLA's Steve Alford have formed a friendship over the years. The Bruins then broke out ahead with a 10-0 run to give them a double-digit lead with under seven minutes remaining. During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 91.6 points per game (10.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 ... Read More »

Maple Leafs' Matthews could return vs. Rangers

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Throw in the fact the Rangers are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday that featured coach Alain Vigneault benching defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in the third period and Henrik Lundqvist questioning the team's desire after his stellar performance, and the Leafs could not be coming to NY at a better time. Read More »

Army vs. San Diego State, Armed Forces Bowl

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Carter Stadium. Penny was the standout performer in a losing effort, carrying the ball 14 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns. NOTES: This was Army's first time playing in bowls in back-to-back seasons since 1984-85 when it went to the Cherry and Peach bowls. Read More »