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Andy Murray withdraws from Brisbane International with hip injury

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I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure'. "The rest of my body feels really good". And while his ultimate target is January's Australian Open where he is a five-time runner-up, Murray has suggested the days where he competes for major honours could be behind. Read More »

Nike used Philippe Coutinho's name to promote Barcelona apparel

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Build-up to that clash was dominated by sportswear manufacturer Nike advertising customisation of Barca's 2017-18 kit along with the caption: " Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou". "I heard about it", he grinned. "I can't tell you about it though because for different reasons I couldn't be less interested in anything in the world". Read More »

National Football League coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2018

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano answers a question from a reporter during a post-game news conference after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. The Boulder native was sacked after the Colts went 4-12 and missed the playoffs for a third-consecutive season. Del Rio ends his three-year tenure with a 25-23 winning record. Read More »

DeRozan's career-high 52 propels Raptors past Bucks in OT

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DeRozan's stats also included five rebounds and eight assists, while Lowry added six assists and six boards. In the post-game locker-room, teammate Jonas Valanciunas held a white piece of paper with "52" written on it behind DeRozan during interviews. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Promises Man United Will "Attack" in 2018

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They may be unable to catch Manchester City at the top before the end of the current campaign, however with Pogba still at the club in the seasons to come he will be essential to a potential title win under Mourinho. Lukaku, meanwhile, was stretchered off in the opening stages of the draw with Southampton after a clash of heads with defender Wesley Hoedt. Mourinho said he thought Scholes was jealous of Pogba. Read More »

Mourinho takes swipe at Scholes over Pogba criticism

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Scholes' latest comments on Pogba were made ahead of a comfortable victory for United at Goodison Park - a game in which the France worldwide starred. "That's a problem that I can not resolve". So if he's 25% he'll be quite happy. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard scored sublime goals at Goodison Park as Jose Mourinho's men won for the first time in five games in all competitions. Read More »

Ndidi "Blessed" To Start New Year With Leicester City Win

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I am gutted today because I think there was something in this game for us. "You say the word, speculation". Leicester fans will agree with that sentiment after seeing a player who was so instrumental to their 2015-16 Premier League title success return to his best form. Read More »

Rockets Announce James Harden to Miss Extended Time With Hamstring Injury

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Harden will be re-evaluated in two weeks. With both Harden and Chris Paul available, the Rockets are a blazing 16-2 on the season but, with Paul missing some time, Houston was not quite as effective. Houston has been the second-best team in the National Basketball Association, and it's because of Harden. While Harden is on the shelf, the Rockets may be compelled to thrust reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon into a starting role, although he is already averaging 32.5 minutes ... Read More »

Pogba: Manchester United woke up at Everton

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I don't think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing , but not every one of us has to be phenomenal, like he was as a player. The winger beat several Everton players before curling home from 20 yards for his fourth goal in his last five appearances. "One thing is to be a young talent, another thing is to be a very good player", Mourinho said , "Some players are not capable of that jump". Read More »

Man City confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered MCL injury at Palace

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There was worse news over City striker Gabriel Jesus, who hobbled off in the first half with a knee problem that will sideline the Brazilian for at least "one month, maybe two", Guardiola said. "Sometimes because the football is quicker and faster it happens, but players can be out for a long time". If the injuries fail to clear quickly and if Liverpool get a result against them in two weeks' time, City might just stumble. Read More »

Gionta named captain of United States men's team for Pyeongchang Olympics

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Olympic hockey team at the Winter Olympics. The initial USA roster includes the admittedly "semi-retired" Gionta, three players from the AHL in Bourque, Bobby Butler and John McCarthy, five from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, five from Switzerland's National League A, three from the Swedish Hockey League and two from multiple levels of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Read More »

Bills beat Dolphins; advance to playoffs

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The Red Rifle launched Buffalo into the postseason on Sunday in what was the final decisive game of Week 17, a surprising Bengals win over the Ravens . The Dolphins scored their first touchdown on a toss to receiver Jarvis Landry with 5:25 remaining, which made the score 22-9. Landry was cited for disrespecting an official, and Drake for throwing his helmet 20 yards in anger. Read More »

Packers fire long time defensive coordinator Dom Capers

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Dom Capers with his 32 years of National Football League coaching experience, will reportedly not be asked back for a 10th season as the defensive coordinator of the Packers. McCarthy and the Packers will have plenty of options available to replace Capers. Since Linsley joined the Packers in 2014, Green Bay has averaged 4.42 yards per carry to rank No. Read More »

Hughes: I'll fight media agenda for Stoke future

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Mark Hughes says the Premier League's taxing Christmas schedule is "pay-back" for "the pound of flesh" that is the competition's mega broadcasting deals, but argued it forced him to put out a Stoke City XI that "didn't have enough tools to affect" Chelsea in a dismal 5-0 defeat. Read More »

Thomas to make debut with Cavs on Tuesday against Portland

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Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported that Thomas will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers. Thomas will also be under a minutes restriction against the Trail Blazers. Still, this will be disappointing for Celtics fans, who likely are looking forward to both seeing what Boston's toughest postseason competition will look like at full health and thanking Thomas for his contributions to the team last season. Read More »

Alabama, Oklahoma slight favorites over Clemson, Georgia in CFP

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Alabama's front seven has been ravaged by injuries all season, but Clemson isn't for one second overlooking the remaining strength and depth of what's ahead in Monday's Sugar Bowl. No disrespect to them, we're just anxious and focused on us and on what we need to do". The Tigers are reaching a point where they're expected to play - and win - national championships. Read More »

Matt Patricia a leading candidate for Giants head coaching job?

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They are looking for a coach to replace Ben McAdoo, who was sacked last month, along with general manager Jerry Reese. The Giants finished the season 3-13 and will have the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. McDaniels, 41, has the requisite experience and résumé. That plan changed slightly once McAdoo and Reese left the picture, with interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo announcing Manning at MetLife Stadium against the Cowboys. Read More »

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians Has Retired

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals finished this season 8-8 even though they were hit by key injuries again, including running back David Johnson and quarterback Carson Palmer. Read More »

Bears fire Fox after last-place finish

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Fox had a 3-15 record vs. the NFC North and just completed the Bears' first winless season in a division since 1969. His.292 winning percentage is second-worst in franchise history to Abe Gibron, who went 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972 to '74. There is no confirmation yet on whether general manager Ryan Pace will meet with the media on Monday to inform the public of the fate of the rest of Fox's staff. Read More »

How to Watch Outback Bowl: Michigan vs

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While the Wolverines are 39th in the FBS in rushing yards, SC ranks 44th when it comes to stopping the run. The Wolverines defeated the Gamecocks 34-3 on September 21, 1985. QB Jake Bentley , South Carolina: He threw for 2,555 yards and 16 touchdowns and ran for six TDs. 21 Previous bowls for SC, which has an 8-13 bowl record . Read More »

Real Madrid Star, Ronaldo Named 'Best European Sportsperson' 2017

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The Portuguese international also won the prize, organised by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association) in 2011, 2014 and 2016. 17-year-old Brazilian Vinicius Junior signed from Flamengo in the summer for an extravagant €45 million, although he's likely to remain on loan at Brazil's biggest club until 2019, and Carlos feels he's a club icon in the making. Read More »

Crystal Palace halts Manchester City winning streak

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Crystal Palace: Hennessey (7), Fosu-Mensah (8), Tomkins (7), Dann (n/a), Riedewald (7), Van Aanholt (6), Cabaye (7), Milivojevic (6), Townsend (6), Zaha (8), Benteke (7). Says the ex-Liverpool legend: "Even before they came so close to losing at Palace, I said I couldn't see Manchester City going the whole season without defeat". Read More »

Arsene Wenger breaks Alex Ferguson's Premier League record

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Calum Chambers was adjudged to have handled in the box and Jay Rodriguez cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's late deflected free-kick which nearly gave Arsenal victory on Sunday. "I have given my answer many times in the Press conferences and I don't see why I should come back on a topic I have spoken about 155 times". Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and in his first 10 years at Arsenal amassed three league titles and four FA Cups, putting him on course to rival the trophy hauls of the most ... Read More »

Raiders set to offer Jon Gruden coaching position and ownership stake

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Jack Del Rio did an admirable job in his three seasons as Oakland's coach, leading the team to a 25-23 record and the its first playoff berth since 2002. Gruden has been one of the most sought after coaches on the open market over the past few years, with Schefter originally reporting on Saturday that the Raiders were likely to put on a full-court press in order to acquire his services. Read More »

Charge Complete: Chargers Top Raiders 30-10

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They will end the year on a high note. This game's over/under comes in at a combined 42 points. What, on paper, looks like a game the Chargers could easily win, could turn into a battle between two AFC West teams looking for respectability. Read More »

Four Britons feared dead in Sydney plane crash

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Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman said the "recovery operation continues" at the site where the single-engine aircraft crashed. A witness, Myles Baptiste, told the broadcaster he saw the plane flying towards him about 500 metres away when it hit the water. Read More »

Browns secure No. 1 pick in National Football League draft; Giants No. 2

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However, with the Colts finishing the season with a win and a 4-12 record , they locked their spot into the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. The Browns then took Jabrill Peppers with the 25th pick. The first 20 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft are set with picks 21-32 to be decided by playoff results. Cleveland also owns the No. 33 overall pick. As it turned out, the Colts did the Giants a favor by defeating the Texans 22-13 . Read More »

Buffalo Bills Fans Celebrated Like Crazy When Team Clinched Playoff Berth

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The Baltimore Ravens were ousted from the playoff hunt in stunning fashion Sunday when Andy Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd with 44 seconds, giving the Cincinnati Bengals a 31-27 victory. He took over as head coach of the Bengals in 2003. Without him in the lineup, Cincinnati's defense rolled over in both games, allowing 67 combined points and 828 yards. Read More »

LeSean McCoy Carted Off With Apparent Leg Injury

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Miami may not be going anywhere this season. The Bills need a win and some help to get into the playoffs. Entering Week 17, McCoy had 1,128 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns along with 57 catches for 426 yards and two scores. Landry was booted for disrespecting an official, and Drake threw a Bills player's helmet. Zay Jones ran a crossing route to the left side of the field, and O'Leary cut up the field to the right side of the end zone. Read More »

Panthers will visit Saints on NFC Wild Card weekend

Winston was picked off three times in the contest. The game comes after reports that Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter will return to the team, despite the losing season. Isaiah Johnson recovered it and returned it for a 7-yard touchdown. The Saints scored on the longest kickoff return in club history in the first quarter and took a 14-7 lead late in the period, but found itself in a bit of a struggle with Tampa Bay in the third quarter while nursing a 17-13 lead. Read More »

Vance Joseph facing long odds to return

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The Denver Broncos defense will be facing a rookie QB. While the Chiefs will be in the playoffs for the third straight year, the Broncos will sit at home for the second straight season. Because C.J. Anderson's contract includes an opt-out option for the Broncos, it wouldn't be surprising to see Henderson become a big part of Denver's backfield next season, sharing touches with Devontae Booker. Read More »

Washington Redskins vs New York Giants: Preview and prediction

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After an incomplete pass by quarterback Eli Manning on their opening series, running back Orleans Darkwa got the call on second down. They have plenty of decisions to make. We battled our tails off this season. Not only did he play well in front of Gettleman, but Darkwa also cashed in on Sunday. Bundy played in his first regular-season game. Read More »