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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil signs new contract through to 2021


Ozil will - according to Bild - sign a new £305,000-a-week deal and spend at least the next two or three years at the Emirates Stadium. The German has been one of the key players for Arsenal since his arrival in 2013 from Real Madrid and has 36 goals in 182 appearances for the club in all competitions. Read More »

It's painful to see Zidane at Real Madrid - Xavi


In the game that was played in Cardiff, Real Madrid had defeated Juventus by a score of 4-1 (the score was 1-1 at halftime) and become the first club to win the Champions League for two years in a row. "Sevilla have been interested in me for a year and a half". The Portugal worldwide played a crucial role during Saturday's 4-1 victory over Valencia, scoring two goals from the penalty spot as Los Blancos secured a much-needed victory to bounce back from their humiliating Copa del Rey ... Read More »

Leicester City manager Claude Puel hopes Riyad Mahrez can clear his head


We will reassess Riyad when he clears his head. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claude Puel has said he hopes his side can stay united after Mahrez's transfer falling through. We need to move forward and focus on football. The Premier League leaders are said to have had a 55 million pound bid turned down, as The Foxes want 90 million for Mahrez. Read More »

Wenger challenges Ozil to become a leader after signing new deal


In statements made on the Arsenal website , the 28-year-old, who came from Borussia Dortmund for €56 million (£63.7 million), stressed that Henry is an "example" for all strikers and that he will work hard to be like him. With Aubameyang coming in to immediately replace Giroud, Arsenal's front line has undergone a complete overhaul this season, with Alexandre Lacazette also joining the Gunners earlier in the season. Read More »

Budget 2018: Centre's incentives give women reasons to cheer


According to a document of the Budget for 2018-19, the allocation has been significantly hiked for "Regional Directors, Official Liquidators and Other Expenditure with reference to various bodies under Companies Act". "To create cultural space, infrastructures for showcasing various performing art forms and to enhance people participation in cultural activities", he said in speech. Read More »

West Ham sack player recruitment director Tony Henry


They pretend I am bad because I have [character]. They don't want black players. That Henry does not get that telling agents they don't want any more African players because they can " cause mayhem " and have a "bad attitude" is wrong is staggering. Read More »

Liverpool boss discusses Van Dijk and latest injury news


But we need really the right thing.The right thing now, you don't get. Nathaniel Clyne , who hasn't played a minute of action for Liverpool this season due to a back injury, has been named in Liverpool's Champions League squad for the knockout stages of the tournament. Read More »

Trump declines Tremendous Bowl interview


But Trump still has an open invitation, should he choose to change his mind, the sources said. He sat down with Bill O'Reilly a year ago when FOX broadcasted the Super Bowl. President Donald Trump delivers remarks while hosting the New England Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft during a celebration of the team's Super Bowl victory on the South Lawn at the White House April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Walters: Super Bowl LII devoid of Minnesotans - Vikings and officials


That win earned the Eagles its place in Super Bowl 52 . It's just part of the game. The Super Bowl broadcast is not only about the game, however. Only one tight end in the National Football League this season had more regular-season touchdown receptions than Ertz (eight), who's been a model of consistency the past three seasons (75, 78 and 74 catches) - leading the team in catches and receiving yards in both 2016 and 2017. Read More »

Ben Simmons snubbed again for NBA All-Star game


ET). Simmons, in the midst of an historic rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers , was considered a potential replacement for Love but Silver went with 10-year veteran Dragic, who is averaging 17 points, five assists and four rebounds a game for the Heat. Read More »

Copa del Rey semi-final in the balance, insists Barca's Suarez


The Uruguayan striker after securing the win for his side reckoned that the Copa del Rey is not over yet and anything can happen in the ninety minutes which are left to be played in the second leg. Successive league defeats to Las Palmas and Real Madrid have halted Valencia's progress somewhat but Valverde is wary of the threat posed by Marcelino's side. Read More »

Tom Brady Criticized for Kissing His Son on the Lips

Time ". As he walked away, the boy wiped his lips with his shirt as he walks away. His child asks Brady if he can check his fantasy team. "What do I get?" his father replies. He has two other children, Benjamin, 8, and Vivian, 5, with model Gisele Bündchen. Tom Brady , the five-time Super Bowl champion, is on his way to try to win his sixth championship this Sunday. Read More »

Tom Brady's MVP Acceptance Speech Appeared To 'Leak' In Plain Sight


Let's try to transcribe what's in that photo! "The purported speech opens with "... honored to be recognized as this year's recipient of the Associated Press MVP Award". On the one hand, I could see the National Football League giving MVP winners a little advanced warning so they can prepare some remarks. It would come as no surprise if Brady has indeed been declared MVP . Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama goes for rare three-peat at Phoenix Open


I think it has all overwhelmed me and I lost track of my swing. "So we have been working on the putter all week and ball striking stayed pretty consistent, so if I can get the putter to get a little warm tomorrow, then we'll be set up for a good year". Read More »

Former NBA player Rasual Butler has been killed in a auto crash


Leah LaBelle Vladowski , (31) known professionally as Leah LaBelle , was an R&B singer for Epic Records/So So Def Recordings. LaBelle was first introduced to the industry back in 2004 as a contestant on season three of American Idol . "The loss of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah, is devastating". You've just got to love life and live it how you want to live it, man. I'll miss you bro. Read More »

One player every Premier League club could sign on transfer deadline day


There are just a few hours to go until transfer deadline day, and it promises to be a brilliant end to the January window. Liverpool got in early to line up the costliest deal of the month, signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £ 75m and making it all but certain from the outset that the £225m record from 2011 would be eclipsed. Read More »

Conor McGregor lists four possible UFC opponents, including Mayweather

Rousey was largely out of the spotlight during 2017 with no fights and only popping up occasionally in the headlines due to her being a topic of conversation for the UFC and rumors swirling about a future in the WWE. "I think it would get his earned respect if he were to step in". "If he does do it - I know he's flirting with it - I'd have respect for him". "We'll see, I'm now in negotiations to face my next opponent", McGregor said. Read More »

Somebody stole Red Panda's unicycle, and we need to find out who


Niu has gained national fame for her performing on the unicycle while juggling plates at sporting events including Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Laker games. Figley is working with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office to review surveillance video to try to find the person who took the bag. She's performed during the ACC and NCAA tournaments, on America's Got Talent , ESPN and Bleacher Report. Read More »

Packers changed QB coach without consulting Aaron Rodgers


McCarthy indicated last month that Van Pelt chose to let his contract run out in order to pursue an offensive coordinator job. Teams cannot block assistants from becoming head coaches, but they can block assistants from becoming coordinators (the National Football League recognizes only two tiers of coaches). Read More »

Multichoice is dropping ANN7


In a statement at the time, MultiChoice independent nonexecutive director Don Eriksson, who chairs the board committees, said: "The MultiChoice board has read the various media reports alleging that MultiChoice has entered into an irregular relationship for the carriage of the ANN7 channel". Read More »

Leinster and Munster dominate Ireland side after superb Champions Cup displays


Leinster's Ryan, who made his global debut six months ago before he had even played a game for Leinster, started for Ireland for the first time in November and gets the nod ahead of experienced clubmate Devon Toner. 'I am sure Nigel Owens and his team will have full control of that. "We'll just try to undo them". 'It does give them an advantage in that we haven't seen them play together before for France but we have done a lot of homework and we know individually what they can do. Read More »

UIL realignment shuffles area schools to new districts


Denton's four high school will see a drastic change in their district football alignment from the previous two years. Soccer districts are much different, due to the lack of soccer programs and 3A playing "up" against many 4A classifications. Read More »

Antonio Conte sends clear warning to new Chelsea FC signing

And Conte believes Chelsea's new signing has a chance to force his way into Gareth Southgate's plans for Russian Federation 2018. Eden Hazard was called upon to lead the line, but the Blues failed to create any clear-cut chances, and Bournemouth - who until Wednesday evening had never scored three on the road against a side from the Premier League's so-called "top six" - were good value for their emphatic win. Read More »

McCollum sets Trail Blazers record with 28 first-quarter points


Portland opened as a 7-point favorite, while the game's Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 214 points. The Bulls play the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday 2:30 central time on their three-game road trip. The Chicago Bulls probably knew they were in for a long night when McCollum dropped 28 points on them in the first quarter alone. Denzel Valentine had 15 points. Read More »

National Basketball Association wrap: LeBron James steps up to lead Cavaliers past Heat


More than half the NBA's teams will be in action Wednesday night, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat , who now own the third and fourth seeds, respectively, in the Eastern Conference. With a win, the Heat would leapfrog the Cavs for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. His won back-to-back National Basketball Association titles with the Heat before returning back to the Cavs amid great fanfare. Read More »

Suns agree to buyout with Greg Monroe


The Bucks sent Greg Monroe 's expiring contract to the Suns to facilitate the Eric Bledsoe trade. It sounds like Monroe may have played his last game as a member of the Suns. Statistically the Celtics are a top 10 National Basketball Association rebounding team but as evidenced in last week's ugly loss to the Lakers, there's great room for improvement. Read More »

2 sold, 2 injured, Hugill signed - Assessing West Ham's striker options


Despite a deal for the striker looking likely, the Hammers' fans are extremely disappointed at the prospect of signing a player who has scored eight Championship goals this season. A late bloomer, he started his career in non-league with sides like Seaham Red Star, Consett and Whitby Town and also had a spell at the Glenn Hoddle Academy. Read More »

Chiefs agree to trade Smith to Redskins

But, I digress. Enough about Smith for now. "I'm happy for Alex". He is a guy that can actually win a game in a shootout. Veteran linebacker Tamba Hali came to admire Smith's - in his words - silent leadership. "Objectively, when you look at his stats, you can't deny that this was a damn good season on any level and by anyone's standards and it was a career year for him, and I think people respect that". Read More »

LeBron James Could Consider The Warriors In Free Agency


But anything is possible with LeBron whose free agency decisions are usually made just days or weeks after he becomes a free agent. A super-duper mega-death lineup? Although the prospect of James teaming up with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant is mouth-watering and soul crushing in equal measures, the story is more interesting as an insight into the 14-time All-Star's discontent with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers than a realistic option. Read More »

Ozil teases Arsenal fans with 'signing' photo


However, he is now set to stay at Arsenal, with the news coming just hours after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined the club from Borussia Dortmund for around £60m. The Gunners are on the verge of announcing a bumper new deal for Ozil when it had looked for months as though he could was inching towards a free transfer away from the club. Read More »

Celtic complete deal to sign Jack Hendry


It's hard to describe the feeling. "This is a big club and I'm very happy. I just want to go out and enjoy football and help the team to win; if that is in a creative way, then that is my job and I just try to help". Bain said: "It sort of sums up football and how insane it can be, and how the timing affects everything that goes on, but I'm just delighted to be here". Read More »

Patriots Practice Report: Rob Gronkowski Wears Red Non-Contact Jersey


He was also listed as limited in practice on Wednesday as the Patriots prepared to face a tough Eagles defense. Gronkowski is prohibited from conducting interviews with reporters while in the concussion protocol, and when a reporter approached him Sunday and asked if he got good work in, Gronkowski smiled. Read More »

Danny Garcia Talks Underdog Mentality Ahead of Eagles vs. Patriots


Pederson said: "We don't let things slide, we don't let little things go by". "Whatever happens after this, happens". "I obviously really enjoy the experience of playing in this (Super Bowl) game". The California-born signal-caller was responding to comments by Patriots president Jonathan Kraft earlier Thursday in which he said Brady had earned the right to choose his own retirement date. Read More »