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Everton's history greater than West Ham or Newcastle's, says Sam Allardyce

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That sparked supporters' anger and defeat at Burnley 24 hours later, having taken the lead, intensified the calls for him to go. In it, he clarified the comment that had caused resentment among Evertonians. 'That is where we have been good, we've won the last two home games and only conceded two goals which were penalties. There's tough times and there's times when you have to draw in, close the doors and stay focused on what you want to achieve. Read More »

No. 3 Xavier coasts past St. John's to Big East semifinals

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St. John's coach Chris Mullin was asked at his press conference what he saw develop in the scuffle and only replied, "I didn't see anything". "We were able to keep Shamorie [Ponds] out of the lane, we had five steals at half so defense in the first half was key". Read More »

Anthony Davis Exits 2nd Straight Game With Ankle Injury

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Davis was battling for a rebound with Kings center Kosta Koufos and landed awkwardly on Koufos' foot. "I feel fine. But I'm going to have the team doctor take a look at it (Thursday) and go from there", Davis told reporters. The NBA All-Star has been on a tear lately that has him being mentioned in the MVP discussion as the Pelicans 10-game streak ties the longest in franchise history. Read More »

Naomi Osaka stuns Maria Sharapova in straight sets — WTA Indian Wells

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This was their first-ever meeting and Osaka had the best possible start no one would have expected. Sharapova's world ranking of No.41 forced her to play a first-round match in the tournament she has won twice. After three holds, the second set turned into a titanic battle as Osaka broke for 3-1, only for Sharapova to hit back immediately as the two exchanged four successive breaks of serves. Read More »

New faces named in Ireland squad

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However, Michael O'Neill has accused the Football Association of Ireland of focusing only on Catholic players, a suggestion which was met with consternation by his counterpart. "In fact, there was a young lad last night [Marcus McGuane] who made his debut for Barcelona, who played for us with the Under-17s and he has gone to choose to play for England". Read More »

Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor at 2018 Oscars for 'Darkest Hour'

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I tried to dial 911. Oldman's ex-wife alleged to the L.A. Superior Court that he choked her and hit her "in the face with the telephone receiver three or four times". Despite being the 1/25 favourite with Ladbrokes, Gary is taking nothing for granted. Kumail Nanjiani, who is Pakistani, and the co-star and co-writer of The Big Sick , with his wife Emily Gordon. Read More »

Royals, Moustakas Agree to 1-Year Deal

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Moustakas has spent his entire career with the Royals, who selected him second overall in the 2007 draft. Moustakas, 29, entered free agency as one of the top hitters available, but the market stagnated and now it appears he will have to settle for a one-year "pillow contract" and test his luck again next offseason. Read More »

Stephen Curry leaves game vs. Spurs with tweaked right ankle

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After draining two free throws, Curry limped toward Golden State's locker room. Curry has already missed double-digit games this season thanks to his right ankle. The Spurs, on the other hand, are going to do their best to start a winning streak and get back to the fourth seed, as the New Orleans Pelicans have passed them recently. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell says he will not sit out 2018 season

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If I had to guess, Bell's main hangup right now is average yearly value. "I'm going to be in the facility Week 1", Bell told ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler . "She grew up a Steelers fan, everyone in my family did", said Bell not long after the Steelers had drafted him . But in order for that to happen, they know what they must do and finally get a deal done with Bell. Read More »

LeBron James says he's playing at an 'all-time high'

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Besides registering a triple-double through the month of February, James is averaging a career-high in assists (9.0 per game) and three-point field goals made (1.9 per game) this season. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love revealed his personal battle with panic attacks - so severe, the five-time All-Star was forced out of games - in an essay he wrote for The Players' Tribune on Tuesday . Read More »

Hamilton doesn't 'really care' about Vettel's record lap

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In the afternoon, Vandoorne continued and gave the team their first real sign that the auto certainly can work well with the new Renault engine. "The important thing is that the [car] has proved to be very strong, allowing us to run all day without any significant problems", he said. Read More »

Real Madrid win doesn't matter - Son

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Only one of those five encounters saw the Serie A holders come out on top too - the 3-0 home victory over Barca in April 2017 en route to last season's final. They needed some luck to win. We started the second half in a bit of a shaky way, but we were facing a really impressive team. But there is a problem here. Read More »

Aaron Gordon On End Of Magic-Lakers: 'We Feel Cheated'

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Confusion reigned as the referees blew the play dead and went to the replay center. The Replay Center and the officials at the Staples Center agreed that because the ball was in the air, there was no possession and so the inadvertent whistle meant there should be a jump ball at center court. Read More »

Tigers to face Alabama again — AUBURN BASKETBALL

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Starks responded, making a contested three-point shot with four seconds left in the game. Sexton then darted down the court and nailed a quick jumper to give the Crimson Tide a one point lead with 17 seconds remaining. They executed it. (John) Petty and Dazon did what they were supposed to do. But it's a new season. So fortunately, we got a break, and we got some good news. Read More »

Allison can feel Red Bull breathing down Mercedes' neck

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Ferrari had tasked Vettel with testing Pirelli's three softest tyre compounds over a series of five-lap runs ahead of lunch, and a combination of warm track temperatures, low winds and an increasingly grippy track surface allowed him to extract the impressive time from the new hyper-soft tyre. Read More »

Tom Brady Shaved His Head For A Good Cause

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Not surprisingly, he obliged. Granite has contributed $14.7 million to Dana Farber through the event since its inception in 2014. Brady, who's beginning a short press run, was on ABC's Good Morning America describing his Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Read More »

EPL: Mahrez finally opens up on failed Manchester City move

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It was up to me to keep him here for the club, and for me to try to sort it out, protect Riyad and the club. Riyad is very honest and wouldn't get up to mischief. "Now I'm moving forward, trying to give my best for the team. That's the most important". Everyone has welcomed him back. "I was away from here because I needed some time to think, it was a hard situation", Mahrez told Sky Sports News . Read More »

Derrick Rose lands with Timberwolves for rest of season

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Rose worked under Thibodeau in his 2010-11 MVP season, when the Chicago Bulls reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Derrick Rose has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season. Rose joins a Timberwolves team bidding for its first postseason trip since 2004. Rose remains eligible for the playoff roster because he was waived prior to March 1. Read More »

Liverpool want domestic rival in Champions League quarters, says Roberto Firmino

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Can is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the season on a free transfer and Juventus have been in talks with his representatives for close to a year to sign the midfielder. "Of course, the top four is very hard and that's the main target for us, but if you can finish second we won't finish third". "We are a little bit satisfied, to be honest". Read More »

5 reasons Liverpool will defeat Manchester United on Saturday

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The RB Leipzig striker conducted an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo magazine as he revealed that he has a "dream" to play in the Premier League one day. He enjoyed a bright start to his Old Trafford career before going off the boil towards the end of a year ago. "We need to be mentally and physically ready". Read More »

Tiger, Spieth among strong field at Valspar

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Tiger Woods , 30/1, makes his debut at Valspar as he bids to continue his progress on the tour since returning from injury. Woods, who will play with Jordan Spieth at the Valspar, was named a Ryder Cup vice-captain in September, but since his impressive return thoughts have turned to him competing in Paris this year. Read More »

Manchester United prepare bumper new deal for David De Gea

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Diario Gol has also reported that De Gea has made unreasonable demands in contract extension talks with United, terms that would make him one of the world's highest-paid players in a bid to force through a move away from United. Club president Florentino Perez wants to replace Keylor Navas and having failed to convince Kepa Arrizabalaga to leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of this season has refocused on Spain's number one. Read More »

Juventus knock out Spurs thanks to rapid-fire goals from Higuain and Dybala

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri shake hands before the Champions League last-16, second leg at Wembley Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images). " Football is like this, we are unlucky to be out of the Champions League but we got some more experience", added Son. "We said, 'Keep calm and the chances surely would arrive, '" Chiellini said. Read More »

Watch Oscar theft suspect walk away Academy Award

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After offering up photo ops with the Oscar and inquiring about Jimmy Kimmel's party, Bryant went on to say "I can't believe I got this" before claiming that he won "for music". Bryant did himself no favours by posting a video from the party to his Facebook account. He is still being held at L.A. County Jail on a $20,000 bail. Read More »

Hokies lose huge 2nd half lead, fall to Notre Dame 71-65

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As the Hokies push toward the NCAA Tournament , stay up to date with our email newsletter. Whatever anti-shooting virus afflicted Notre Dame in the second half Tuesday night against Pittsburgh returned. At times in the first half against the Hokies, fatigue appeared to be setting in for the Fighting Irish . With Tech leading 54-46, Hokies forward Chris Clarke was whistled for a technical for lightly pushing Farrell out of bounds. Read More »

(Feature)Triumph in Paris means writing Real Madrid off at your peril

According to the sports newspaper, the former Juventus boss has admitted privately he'd be open to the move, and PSG could offer a far higher salary than a return to the Azzurri bench. The Spanish outfit also won the first leg 3-1 in Madrid. The infrastructure of the club - the stadium, the plans for a state-of-the-art training ground, the profile, even the way PSG markets itself - is extraordinary and understandably much has been made of the spending from the Qatar owners. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino still dreaming of Champions League glory

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Juventus' Paulo Dybala scores his side's second goal against Tottenham Hotspur during Champions League last-16, second leg at Wembley Stadium (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images). "We need to think that we can win, we always think in this way". The 30-year-old, who scored twice and missed a penalty in last month's 2-2 draw in Turin, missed the Bianconeri's previous two matches with an ankle injury. Read More »

Takeaways: Raptors prevail in instant classic over Pistons

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After briefly being winded while playing 15 minutes in the first half, he felt his heart racing and couldn't catch his breath during a timeout in the third quarter. Detroit fell to 29-36 with the defeat, leaving them just outside the playoff positions in ninth place, five wins adrift of the Milwaukee Bucks in the eighth spot. Read More »

Chicago Bulls to adhere to National Basketball Association rules about resting players, tanking

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Justin Holiday will start for the Bulls tonight, but Robin Lopez will remain inactive when the Bulls face the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at the United Center. Teams can't sit healthy players for high-profile, nationally televised games. It was a tough situation for Lopez, but he accepted it like a true professional, as he understands the direction the Bulls are headed. Read More »

Player Was Asked at NFL Combine If He Likes Men

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It was not clear who or which team asked Guice the question. LSU running back Derrius Guice runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. "In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation". Read More »

De Kock fined over Warner first Test bust-up

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Du Plesiss and Moosajee wouldn't get into nitty-gritty, but the Proteas are privately alleging that Warner referenced de Kock's sister and mother in some verbals. "We were certainly very chirpy out on the field as well". Warner was charged under level two of the code of conduct. They are there to do a job and they must do their job. Read More »

Lyon charged for de Villiers incident

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After being reviewed by Jeff Crowe, the match referee, Lyon was charged with a Level 1 offence, and is expected to be fined a part of his match fees. It seems to have happened in heat of the moment from Lyon, who would have been ecstatic with the Australians felling De Villiers for a duck, but the off-spinner seemed to have forgotten that each move of the cricketers is scrutinized carefully, and any deviation from the "spirit of the game" is met with frowned eyebrows. Read More »