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Expect India to improve on poor ODI record: Du Plessis

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Catching up fiercely, India have lost a mere seven games in their last 25-odd outings, which more or less pits the two teams on an equal footing. He is always there to point out his flaws unlike in Test cricket. "It's about who takes that one particular spot", adds the India captain. As their team bus snakes its way from Umhlanga to the city every day, they feel the affinity of a city that provides many reminders of home. Read More »

Isaiah Canaan fractures left ankle after layup attempt against Mavs

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Earlier this season, Canaan had played in a single game (and played just four minutes) as a member of the Houston Rockets. The team said he was diagnosed with a left ankle fracture . Boston's Gordon Hayward breaks his ankle after landing awkwardly during the opening National Basketball Association game of the season. The first quarter of the Phoenix Suns' game against the Dallas Mavericks ended in a way it never should, with a bad injury, Wednesday night. Read More »

How to Watch Manchester City vs

City controlled the flow of play from the opening whistle and made their pressure tell in the 19 minute following some great interplay on the edge of the box which concluded with Fernandinho latching onto a ideal pass and firing an excellent low shot into the net, 1-0. Read More »

Merson predicts the victor of the clash between Leicester and Everton

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This is a really big win after the run we have had. Jamie Vardy set up a tense finish with a 71st-minute penalty, but there was no late leveller to take the spotlight away from Walcott . Theo Walcott scored twice in his second appearance for Everton as they beat Leicester City 2-1 at home on Wednesday to move further clear of Premier League relegation danger. Read More »

Cavaliers' Kevin Love likely out 6-8 weeks with fractured hand

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Following Cleveland's 125-114 loss to the short-handed Detroit Pistons last night, Cavs point guard Isaiah Thomas told reporters that he's only playing at about 75-80% of his former capacity. Who won this trade? Last night the Cavs were a minus-25 in the 33 minutes that Thomas was on the court, but he remains confident that he'll return to form in due time. Read More »

Arsenal Completes Signing Of Aubameyang

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Aubameyang will obviously add a huge goal threat to this Arsenal team and hopefully he doesn't take long to settle in England as I think he's going to be an excellent addition to the squad. Since then, he has established himself as a starter at Arsenal . The club completed the deal on transfer deadline day after getting the green light from Borussia Dortmund to announce the deal, with the striker joining for £56m. Read More »

Goodell: NFL needs to look at rules defining what is a catch

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Speaking at his annual press conference ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl in Minneapolis , Goodell said he did not anticipate revisiting the question of how players react during renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner. "That's what makes our game special". Two plays later, Roethlisberger threw an interception in the end zone and the Patriots sealed a wild 27-24 victory over the Steelers . Read More »

Tom Brady Hopes Radio Host Isn't Fired For Comments About Daughter

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Tom Brady still is upset about a comment made about his daughter by a Boston radio host . "Time", the documentary series about Brady that premiered on Facebook last week. "I'm having fun. Team's doing good". "I certainly hope the guy is not fired ". Brady said Under Armour made him a special glove for his Super Bowl preparations. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp branded 'ludicrous' over FA Cup TV time claims

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The Liverpool manager was furious after just four minutes were added in stoppage time to a half delayed by almost 10 minutes after three lengthy breaks in play for the VAR system to be consulted. "We started in front, our offensive play was okay, but in the defence we had problems", Matip told Liverpoolfc.com after the West Brom defeat. "We waited so long to wait for the decisions, the stadium went flat and every goal was a bit of a mockery because we were waiting for the decision". Read More »

Swansea City stun Arsenal

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But the Borussia Dortmund forward would not have been impressed with his new team-mates, who did not manage a goal attempt in the opening half-hour and were often second best against the Swans . "I have played many times against him for the Czech Republic as well and you could see how good he is". My players did fantastic work. For years, the Gunners have missed a Patrick Vieira-type player in the midfield and a no-nonsense Tony Adams in defence , with many believing they have ... Read More »

Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

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Gamble was drafted out of Montgomery, Alabama in 1969 by the Chicago Cubs after being discovered by the great Buck O'Neil. Gamble twice finished in the top 10 among American League hitters in slugging percentage. He said, "When I'm at bat, I'm in scoring position", and on the turmoil in the Yankees' clubhouse, said, "They don't think it be like it is, but it do". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski Declares Himself 'Ready To Roll' For Super Bowl LII

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Gronkowski said he's still in the concussion protocol and would leave his status up to those in charge of making medical decisions. Gronkowski suffered a concussion in the AFC championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars . He missed last year's Super Bowl win against Atlanta because of a back injury. Brady was also removed from the injury report earlier this week but was listed as limited in Thursday's practice before becoming a full participant in practice on Friday. Read More »

Hoddle says Pochettino will leave Tottenham if this does not happen

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Spurs have been handed a number of injury boosts ahead of their encounter with United, with as many as four players returning to contention. They would be looking to maintain that winning run against a club who are now struggling for momentum - the last two games for Spurs have resulted in 1-1 draws . Read More »

Borussia Dortmund confirm Michy Batshuayi loan deal

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However, Leicester are unlikely to let the 26-year-old - who was a key player in their stunning title success in 2016 and who has returned to form this term after a dip last season - leave for less than 90 million. Perhaps I didn't pick the best way, but everyone knows that Auba is insane - and yeah, I'm a insane guy, hahahaha! But with Giroud struggling for game-time at Arsenal and with the World Cup approaching, the Premier League champions swooped to secure the 31-year-old on an ... Read More »

Missouri AD blasts SC coach, alleges fans used racial slur

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The rumors include Missouri head women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton hinted that Gamecocks fans spat on her players following a game where a skirmish took place between the USC and Missouri basketball teams during Sunday's game . "In this review, we received no confirmation of the alleged behavior directed at the visiting team by fans at the game", Tanner said. "I was very confused that Coach Staley was addressed from Jim Sterk's comments". Read More »

Why Arsenal should blame Liverpool for not signing Jonny Evans in January

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Dortmund are keen on signing Michy Batshuayi on loan and Chelsea will only do business if they manage to strike a deal with Giroud or Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente. Despite playing Aubameyang on Saturday, that is still just seen as a way of trying to put the pressure on Arsenal and make it clear that he will stay until the summer unless a deal is agreed. Read More »

It's very important to have your manager's respect — Mkhitaryan

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The Gunners signed Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to the Red Devils. "I think being a goalkeeper you feel lonely all the time , but it is a special position on the pitch and that is why I love it", the former Chelsea man said. Read More »

Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund

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Aubameyang moving to Arsenal and Batshuayi moving toe Dortmund will eventually seal Olivier Giroud's move to Chelsea and as per the Telegraph , Chelsea will pay a certain £18 million for the Frenchman . On comparisons with Henry, Aubameyang told Arsenal .com: 'I think the club have such a big history and have great players like Thierry Henry who is an example for all strikers. Read More »

Newcastle, West Ham go head-to-head for £20m Prem striker

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It's understood that Slimani's agent has been in contact with Newcastle about a loan switch, which would provide Benitez with the extra attacking firepower he believes his side requires to stave off the threat of relegation in the final 14 matches of the season. Read More »

Formula E reveals next generation vehicle

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However, the new open-wheel electric racecar does do away with the need to swap cars mid-race thanks to advancements in battery technology. "This auto represents the future of racing", added Alejandro Agag , Founder & CEO of Formula E. The auto visibly represents a new era for Formula E and further distinguishes the series from other categories in motorsport . "It's something new for the federation, and the project has been a huge success". Read More »

Denver's Chances of Landing Kirk Cousins Increases

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Washington was unable to get a long-term deal done with Cousins and, with the trade, elected not to give him the tag for a third-straight year at some $34 million. His contract adjusts the QB market, which is due for more adjustments this offseason: With the acquisition of Smith , Washington's Kirk Cousins will obviously become an unrestricted free agent and a bidding war for his services figure to take place between a host of QB-needy teams. Read More »

Bulls will trade Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans

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The fourth-year forward is shooting a career-best 42.9 percent from three-point range. "So far, the Pelicans have resisted committing to that $12.5 million on next season's payroll, league sources said". Everything seemed to be going fine, the Bulls were nearing in on a first-round pick, former Bull Omer Asik was coming back to Chicago and an unnamed player would fill salary requirements. Read More »

PSG stars Neymar, Marquinhos congratulate Lucas for Spurs move

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The 25-year-old has fallen out of favour recently after the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe with PSG looking to offload a host of players to fall in line with FFP regulations. "For me, he should never be leaving Paris". Not exactly a list chock full of Tottenham Hotspur luminaries, but this just means that Lucas can take that number and make it his own. Read More »

Former La Salle, Roman Catholic star Rasual Butler dead in auto crash

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Butler was reportedly driving, hit a parking meter before hitting a wall, and the auto flipped. Butler, a Philadelphia native, was drafted by the Heat in 2002 after graduating from La Salle University. TMZ reported police believe the auto was speeding before the crash. The four-team deal involving the Miami Heat , Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, and Memphis Grizzlies involved 13 players, including former All-Stars Eddie Jones, Antoine Walker, and Jason Williams as well as veteran forward ... Read More »

Formula 1 to stop using grid girls

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A grid girl for Formula 1 racer Brendon Hartley stands on the track during the November 12, 2017, Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil in Sao Paulo. "We don't believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world", Formula 1 said in a statement. Read More »

Mike Fisher puts retirement in rearview and rejoins Predators' roster

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Fisher helped lead the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final last season. The goal is for Fisher to sign a contract with the Predators before the February 26 trade deadline. That's part of the reason I want to come back. Poile said he met with the team earlier Wednesday and that the players were excited to have him back. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan glad to be playing "offensive football" at Arsenal

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Players or clubs who commit three "whereabouts" violations within a 12-month period are at risk of disciplinary action. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that Arsene Wenger is the reason why he had always wanted to play for Arsenal and that his philosophy on the pitch is similar to how the Armenian likes to go about his business. Read More »

Ozil pens new Arsenal contract

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Ozil, who put pen to paper on the new deal this morning, will reportedly earn around £350,000 a week as part of a contract which keeps him at the Emirates Stadium until the summer of 2021. But after a disappointing night for the Gunners with their 3-1 loss to Swansea, they have now had some good news after tying down Ozil and finally landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. Read More »