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Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United from Arsenal; Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves to Emirates

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Giggs, United's most-decorated player, said it was an extra bonus that the former Arsenal man would be able to play in the Champions League - United play Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 21. Wenger said: "Henrikh is a very complete player". The Premier League leaders did not want to pay a fee of more than £20m while United were not only willing to meet Arsenal's £35m asking price, but offer much higher wages. Read More »

EPL: Fernandinho extends Manchester City contract until 2020

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Since then, he has won another League Cup - scoring in the final against Liverpool at Wembley in 2016 - and helped City reach the Champions League semi-finals, the Club's best performance in the competition to date. We feel we need to invest in the summer, with three or four. " I think that nowadays for the way I have improved I'm in a really good moment , but I can still improve". Read More »

Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' short film nominated for Oscar

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Bryant wrote and executive produced the animated short, which served as a love poem to the game of basketball as the all-time great left the sport behind. Glen Keane - who had animated Ariel in The Little Mermaid - hand-drew all of the animation for the short with graphite on paper. Make sure to mention "Oscar nominated" when you talk about Kobe Bryant these days. Read More »

Genie Bouchard agrees to another Super Bowl-based date

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She tweeted: "OMG. Back to where it all began?! Be our guests at #SBLII", read the post on Twitter. "I'm in! What do you say?" How could Goehrke deny that? It doesn't get much better than that. Bouchard replied with a "sure". Now the tennis star and Goehrke have been invited to attend Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, where the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez to United, Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal in swap deal

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One of the most high-profile swap deals ever was finally completed on Monday as Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan , both 29, traded places. But he also aimed a dig at pundits who have questioned his commitment in recent weeks. Sanchez had entered the final six months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and had also been linked with Manchester City and Chelsea . It was claimed the two clubs had made a decision to divide the deals to work on them separately, with Sanchez moving to ... Read More »

Damian Lillard named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

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ET? The Denver Nuggets need a victory here to get a game above a.500 record. Since the start of the 2001-02 season, the only other first- or second-year players in the National Basketball Association to reach those same totals are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard , Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid. Read More »

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki to meet Carla Suarez Navarro in quarter-finals

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The 31-year-old Spaniard dropped his first set of the tournament on Sunday before prevailing in a slugfest against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, the first true test of Nadal's famed grit after three straightforward wins in Melbourne . I didn't see so many of her matches here, but if she's in quarter-finals, definitely she deserves to be there. "He has reached the fourth round a few times and is playing very well but so was I. Read More »

Tom Brady Was Gushing Blood After Injuring Thumb

Sunday's win drew an average overnight household rating of 27.3. The Eagles went from not being predicted to go anywhere before the season started, to win the division, to being doubted without Wentz, to having a date with Super Bowl LII [VIDEO ]. Read More »

Chelsea to loan Kenedy to Newcastle with Emerson deal near

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Antonio Conte's side have been linked with a whole host of forwards this month but seem to be making headway on a deal for Dzeko, who has agreed a deal worth €8m-a-year according to Sky Italia, relayed by Football Italia . Kenedy to NewcastleA big indication that Palmieri to #cfc is a done deal. His arrival will allow fellow Brazilian Kenedy to complete a loan move to Newcastle for the rest of the season. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans has £3m relegation release clause?

As such, West Brom would be taking a major financial risk if they refused to sell Evans this month, with Manchester City and Arsenal keen on a player now valued at £23 million. Sport understands there is a clause in Evans' contract that means he can leave for £3m if West Brom are relegated from the top flight. Arsenal have conceded 31 goals in the Premier League , interestingly the same amount as West Brom, who are just three points and one place off the bottom of the table. Read More »

Newcastle set to safe Kenedy on mortgage from Chelsea

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And if, as the paper claims, the Brazilian will be allowed to leave permanently at the end of the season, Benitez will no doubt be very interested in securing his long-term future - provided the Magpie retain their Premier League status. Should the deal go through as expected, opposite number Rafael Benitez will get his hands on a player he courted during the summer as he looks to add pace and invention to the fight for Premier League safety. Read More »

Derek Barnett Makes Huge Play to Help Eagles Win

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This was a major adjustment for the Vikings, as their defense's success meant that they were rarely forced to play from behind. "That's the what-if, could-have, should-have, would-have, but I did everything I could during the week". Hindsight is always 20/20, but with the timing of the play being so critical a half step more or less by Jordan or Williams, and it's likely New Orleans would be preparing for the NFC Championship game . Read More »

Auto drives into crowds on Copacabana Beach promenade

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The famous Brazilian boardwalk was crowded on a hot summer night when the auto jumped the curb. It said police officers killed at least 4,224 people that year. Police have arrested the driver, who told them he had not been drinking but had lost control of his auto. Military police also participated, though authorities did not say how many. Read More »

Official! United unveil Sanchez in monster $287m deal

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For the first time in Wenger's 22 years at the club, the previously all-powerful Frenchman has appeared powerless to shape events, reduced to responding with platitudes at every mention of Sanchez's impending move to Manchester. He did score when United won last year's Europa League final and will aim to help Arsenal progress from the last 32 in that competition. Armenian national football team midfielder and captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan officially became a player of Arsenal . Read More »

Hernandez has 'asked personally' for West Ham exit

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Moyes' use of Arnautovic through the middle rather than in his usual role out wide has been one of the things the Scot has been praised the most for, with the 28-year-old scoring six league goals in his last eight matches. Carroll is understood to be devastated at the news, which is a severe blow to West Ham, also. And The Times add West Ham have subsequently refused to sell to Chelsea this month. Read More »

Morgan's 25 leads IN past Maryland

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As he watched his teammates practice over the weekend, though, he just wanted to do anything he could do get on the court Monday night. Maryland has won three of the last four meetings with IN and I think the Terps are the play tonight. Read More »

Google Celebrates The Big Boss, Nigeria's Stephen Keshi

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Today, would have made it 56th birthday celebration for the legendary Nigerian footballer and coach but he died on the 7th of June, 2016 at the age of 54. Anderlecht in 1991. "He achieved his personal dream in 2011, when he became an indigenous national coach of the Super Eagles , cementing his place in African and world football history". Read More »

Titans tab Texan's Vrabel for head coach

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There could be a New England connection that actually brought Vrabel to Tennessee . "With the Texans , I think he does a tremendous job with his players, with his unit", Belichick also said of Vrabel back in that September press conference. Read More »

Swansea hold on to make Liverpool pay

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Klopp insisted that the game was "exactly what Swansea wanted" because it was not their job "to play fantastic football" because they instead "needed to fight" to win. We had the fortune to score the goal. Alfie Mawson's 40th-minute strike secured one of the most surprising results of the season on a night Liverpool's usually lethal attack toiled at Liberty Stadium . Read More »

Confirmed Arsenal transfer target pictured in London ahead of move

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ALEXIS SANCHEZ may have been on the brink of completing a sensational move to Manchester United - but that news still wasn't enough to raise a smile from Jose Mourinho . The Chile global has scored 80 goals in 166 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal since joining from Barcelona for 35 million pounds in July 2014. Read More »

SA vs Ind: Ravi Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa

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In hindsight, I would say another ten days of practice here would have made a difference. "But that's no excuse", he said, according to Cricbuzz . "Unfortunately the schedule was such that you had matches". "The dilemma for the team now, as they go into the third and final Test, is how to go about it". The crux of the matter is too much inconsistency in the selection and raw treatment given to senior players like Ajinkya Rahane (official vice-captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (match victor at ... Read More »

Djokovic Out Of Australian Open

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After two days of searing heat, temperatures are forecast to a much more manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) on day six of the opening Grand Slam of the year. "The injury is still there, I feel it but I try not to think about it, trying to enjoy the moment and give everything..." "[ Chung] was the better player on the court and he deserved to win, no question about it ". Read More »

Smalling hails Man United defensive strength

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The next derby is scheduled for April 7. It was Lukaku who held the ball up on halfway and rolled in Martial for his goal at Turf Moor and Mourinho was quick to highlight his contribution. "We know the way they play, they are better than anyone playing that way, and you need to adapt to it to be successful". "I'm pleased how far we have come as a team", he said. Read More »

Thoughts on HEAT vs Rockets

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They nearly pulled off a full playoffs sweep previous year - they lost one game to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals - but head coach Steve Kerr is conscious the Warriors can, in fact, be defeated. The Heat led by double digits at halftime and kept it close down the stretch. Kidd was replaced by assistant coach Joe Prunty who was promoted to interim head coach until a full-time replacement can be found. Read More »

Cavs have emotional meeting, don't think Kevin Love was really sick

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I've been trying to stay as laser-sharp as I can to keep my guys ready to go out and play. "We'll go to San Antonio versus a historically unbelievable, great team", James said. "We just got to get better". Cleveland doesn't have a comparable situation now, and while there are no signs pointing to Lue being in imminent danger, anything is possible until the Cavs start stringing together some wins. Read More »

Klopp says Liverpool dragged into a fight

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Jurgen Klopp blamed his players for becoming embroiled in a fight at Swansea City as they lost their unbeaten 18-match run to the Premier League's bottom club. We did these mistakes against Liverpool [before he joined] but today my players were ready for that, all the time my players one, two touch, all the time with support. Read More »

Mkhitaryan makes move to Arsenal

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Sanchez will be earning huge wages, reportedly, in excess of £350,000-a-week, but Mourinho was delighted to bring the 29-year-old in. But, in common with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger , Mourinho was optimistic the two-way transfer was either on the verge of completion or collapse, with a decision fast-approaching. Read More »