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Bangladesh to bowl first against West Indies

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The news agency said that not for the first time, the Windies had little answer to off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, whose four for 29 from his 10 overs left him with the Man-of-the-Match honour. Members of Bangladesh Cricket team pose with the championship trophy after beating West Indies in the three-match ODI series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Read More »

Celtic star ready to make an impact against Salzburg when called upon

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However, Rodgers admitted it was more than a football issue and said: "Leigh will be taken out of football now for a little period of time". I am feeling good and ready to go whenever the gaffer needs me. "But I think it is always unsafe to go into a game thinking you only need a point, especially for us, a team that really play a pressure game". "It is unworkable (to play for draw), as a coach, a manager...especially when your game is based around an offensive game and aggressive game". Read More »

Roy Keane reacts to Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Southampton

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Substitute Charlie Austin headed a late victor as Southampton beat Arsenal 3-2 to give Ralph Hasenhuttl a memorable victory in his first home game in charge. "They put everything on the pitch, we deserved it". 'It's not easy. January is not good for transfers, but we are going to look. The way they worked together today was fantastic, without this we wouldn't have got the chances against Arsenal. Read More »

Liverpool to face Bayern Munich in Champions League last 16

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The north Londoners have been drawn to face Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 and it's sure to be an exciting double-header between two attacking sides. Anfield will host the first leg, which will take place on February 12/13 or February 19/20, before the tie is concluded at the Allianz Arena on March 5/6 or March 12/13. Read More »

Roy Keane and Gary Neville hit out at Lingard for clothing brand

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Ahead of this morning's draw for the first round of the Champions League knockout stages, reports regarding Jose Mourinho's future at the club have become increasingly bleak. Asked if he had thought about selecting Pogba, the United manager said, "No", before elaborating, "Because I am happy with Matic, [Jesse] Lingard and [Ander] Herrera". Read More »

Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Tommy Hawk Attacked at United Center

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The man inside the Tommy Hawk costume wasn't having any of the attacker's nonsense and made a decision to fight back, throwing punches of his own. In one smooth move, the mascot lifts the slender, apparent attacker into the air and bodyslams him to the ground, before aiming punches at his head and torso. Read More »

Emmanuel Sanders Out For Season With Torn Achilles Tendon

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But Harris is week-to-week and could be back by the regular-season finale and into January if Denver makes the playoffs. "He's having a great season". He has 127 catches for 1,739 yards and 15 touchdowns. Hamilton has seen limited action thus far, catching five passes for 61 yards. "We have to move on and go play a football game on Sunday", Joseph said . Read More »

Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3, Perth

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Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will start the coverage for the Indian audience at 7:30 AM IST. # Hanuma Vihari is the new batsman in for India! . Finally, Yadav got the breakthrough with an over of full deliveries, knocking off Cummin's off-stump in the 105th. Read More »

Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver Responds to Las Vegas Relocation Rumors

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And especially not an entertainment enterprise. "The Phoenix Suns are not leaving Phoenix", the owner said. Wednesday there was a scheduled vote planned by the city council on the funding plan, but was delayed until January 23. In 1992, the Suns signed a 40-year lease to play in Phoenix, but they can opt out in 2022. The Republic noted Thursday that Sarver didn't name the two cities that had been suggested and instead he just assumed it would be Seattle or Las Vegas. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki made a comeback

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It's going to be a process for me playing against National Basketball Association players, [especially] the speed of the game these days. Nowitzki had surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just before the end of last season. For the first time in his career, Nowitzki is expected to come off the bench this season. And Nowitzki was a game changer in a specific way - all these "stretch 4s" in today's National Basketball Association, giant players who fill it from 3-point territory, ... Read More »

Laurent Koscielny Recovered In Good Time - Unai Emery

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has expressed his delight at seeing Laurent Koscielny return to the pitch after recovering from a serious injury. Midfielder Mohamed Elneny was also used as a centre-back by Arsene Wenger at times last season. Read More »

Why did Lakers play defense with hands behind their backs against Rockets?

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However, the nuances of being an elite team were hit-and-miss as a the determined Rockets closed out the Lakers, who practically let their frustrations get in the way. The Rockets were actually called for more fouls than the Lakers were on Thursday night, but Houston did take more free throws (32-27). It generates efficient free throws. Read More »

Daniel Jacobs wants middleweight title unification fight vs. Canelo Alvarez in spring

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The bout will be for the WBA "Regular" super-middleweight title now held by Fielding and will see Canelo move up to 168lbs for the first time as a professional. We know how he is, but if there is a possibility and he wants to return to boxing and he wants to make this fight, I would love it. Jacobs wants to be his opponent and DAZN officials are also hoping for that, unless a third fight with Golovkin is made - though that possibility seems more likely for next fall than May 4. Read More »

Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

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His relief appearances were a bit shaky from time to time, but Kelly always had the ability to be one of the best relievers in the game and many speculated that he could be the new closer if Kimbrel ended up walking away from Boston. Kelly posted a 4.39 ERA, 9.3 K/9, and 2.13 K/BB rate over 65 2/3 innings in the regular season, and has had some issues avoiding walks over the last three seasons (4.6 BB/9 since 2016). Read More »

Australia win toss, bat v India in scorching hot Perth

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Most importantly, they took their team over the 300-run mark. It was local favourite Harris, who now represents Victoria, who resisted with the composure and resilience of a far more experienced Test batsmen to amass 70 runs, before the lively pitch claimed his wicket. Read More »

Major League Baseball rumors: Yankees, J.A. Happ reportedly closing in on contract agreement

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NY previously re-signed C.C. Sabathia to a one-year deal and acquired lefty James Paxton from the Mariners for three prospects. The financial terms are not yet known. The Yankees know this as well as anyone, having acquired him a year ago and watched he posted a 7-0 record and a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts in NY. After joining the Bombers, Happ recorded a 7-0 record with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts. Read More »

Warriors' Curry will play against Pistons on Saturday

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The Warriors were again without Steph Curry, their star player, who was nursing a groin injury. Two of the more surprising teams in the National Basketball Association are set to battle it out on the court on Thursday night, in what figures to be one of the best games of the season so far. Read More »

Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Claims Trophies Aren't Everything After Jose Mourinho Jibes

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After the disappointment of Wednesday's Champions League loss to Valencia, United must try to bridge a 16-point gap when they travel to Anfield on Sunday to take on Premier League leaders Liverpool. Mohamed Salah is back on form and joint top of the Premier League scoring charts, while Van Dijk is a rock at the heart of the defence. Since then, the team's style has been questioned and there have been criticisms of his record signing Paul Pogba, who cost £89m and Romelu Lukaku, who cost £73m. Read More »

Young Boys stun Juventus in Champions League with Hoarau brace

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Ronaldo hit the post in what proved to be a frustrating encounter for Massimiliano Allegri's side. This was Young Boys' first-ever victory in the Champions League group stage. But Dybala pulled one back in the 80th minute but had another from a long range, which was disallowed because of a leaping Ronaldo who had come in front of goalkeeper Marco Woelfi. Read More »

Forbes’ double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

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Aldridge had 14 points as well by halftime for the Spurs . The Spurs led by 13 at the half and were never challenged through the third and fourth quarters, with San Antonio's starters spending the final 12 minutes on the bench. It seemed like it was just Forbes' time to shine. "We have a bunch of young guys, so it's extremely tough". "That's what makes great players", Mills said. Read More »

Guardiola praises City for coming through tough test

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Guardiola admits it hasn't been easy for the England youth global to establish himself at the Etihad Stadium given the quality ahead of him in the squad, but the Spanish coach has no doubts about his exceptional talent. Highly-rated teenager Foden shone in midfield, particularly as City took firm charge of the game in the second half, having been given a long-awaited opportunity by Guardiola following a spate of injuries. Read More »

Sky to end team sponsorship after 2019 season

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But today Sky announced it would walk away from its current deal next year in the wake of a £30billion takeover by United States cable TV company Comcast. Other riders on Team Sky's books include current Tour de France victor Geraint Thomas , highly rated Colombian prospect Egan Bernal , Dutchman Wout Poels, England's Ian Stannard and Wales' Luke Rowe. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

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Klopp , though, cares little for the gap between the two clubs. "I was never interested in the points of Manchester United , and I am not today", he said. "I think trophies matter yeah, especially when you have the potential to fight for the trophies and especially when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophy". Read More »

Four contenders to replace Hansen as All Blacks coach

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The 59-year-old has coached New Zealand since 2012 and has been in the system for 16 years having been an assistant prior to replacing Graham Henry in the top job. John Campbell sits down and talks candidly with the All Blacks head coach about his decision to step down after next year's World Cup. Hansen comes off contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) after the tournament, which runs next September and October. Read More »

Jabari Parker Will Reportedly Be Removed From The Bulls Rotation

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According to Malika Andrews of ESPN , Parker is likely to be dropped from the Bulls' rotation and that seemed to be confirmed on Thursday night when he only played four minutes in a tight game against the Magic. Since being back in the lineup, Markkanen has averaged 13.8 points and shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc. Chicago's next game is on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. Read More »

Hearn: If Wilder Doesn't Want Joshua - Nothing We Can Do

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Tyson Fury holds no world titles. The former heavyweight world champion hung up his gloves after being stopped by Joshua in a epic clash at Wembley previous year, but now seems tempted by the possibility of getting a second bite at the cherry amid uncertainty over the Brit's next opponent. Read More »

Andy Foster: USADA Shouldn't Decide UFC Punishments After Jon Jones Case

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My recommendation right off the bat is this man gets a license, a temporary license, while he provides a community service plan that is laid out to the commission. "You and I both know that there is a large number of people that still have some doubts". "They are out there, and it's not just a little bit of doubt". Read More »

Pep Guardiola delivers fitness update on Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne

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Both players will be assessed ahead of the visit of Everton , who are unbeaten in their last three league matches at the Etihad. With fixtures, and injuries, piling up, it's a hard period of the season for Pep Guardiola and his squad, but they dug deep to beat Hoffenheim during the week following last Saturday's defeat to Chelsea. Read More »

ESPN Reveals NBA Arenas With The Worst & Best Food-Safety Inspection Ratings

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That ranked GABP and PBS as the eighth worst among Major League Baseball and National Football League venues, respectively, ESPN's reports says. ESPN's Outside the Lines today revealed the results of 16,000 routine food-safety inspections reports from health departments that monitor the 111 professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey facilities across North America. Read More »

Eagles concerned Carson Wentz won't be able to play because of back

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The fact that the injury "evolved over time" is perhaps not surprising, given that it was reported on Thursday that Wentz had previously underwent CT scans on his back earlier in the season but they didn't catch any injury. "If he doesn't play, it doesn't change their offense a whole lot", Phillips said. "Here's what I can confirm", Pederson said to start his 12-minute and sometimes contentious press conference. Read More »

Warriors to debut new 'Town Gold' jerseys on Christmas day

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Recently the National Basketball Association has learned the lesson that worldwide club soccer teams learned long ago - if you keep producing new and fresh jerseys, fans will keep shelling out for the newest editions ... The Cavs will be back in action on Wednesday night, as they're scheduled to host the New York Knicks at 7:00 p.m. EST. The new looks are plays on each team's Statement or City Edition designs with a different color scheme. Read More »

Bayern Munich Wins Champions League Group After Thrilling Draw at Ajax

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With the scores poised at 1-1 and Ajax down to ten men, the German worldwide looked to take the ball down after a raking pass, only to almost take the head off of Tagliafico be accident. Bayern's Goretzka was less than sympathetic to his teammate, telling reporters: "You just have to look at how the boy was stitched up on the field". Read More »

Joe Schmidt: Ireland head coach turned down All Blacks role

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Steve Hansen will leave his role as New Zealand head coach with his record "unsurpassed", according to All Blacks chairman Brent Impey. A key member of the side that retained the World Cup in 2015, Smith has featured in 76 Tests for the All Blacks, but will bring his worldwide career to an end to play in the Top 14. Read More »