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Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United

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Paul Pogba, there is no doubt, has fallen out with the manager. He doesn't believe in him, he doesn't like him, he doesn't think he's a good coach probably, and vice-versa. "That prompted Neville to tweet: "Caption This" You do one as well!" "The club won't get rid of £700-800million worth of talent when they can get rid of a manager who might cost them £25-30million". Read More »

Argentine manager won't rule out Manchester United move

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The 46-year-old told a news conference he was saddened by Mourinho's departure, and he dismissed what he described as "rumours" over his own future. "I went to send my best wishes to him, I'm so sorry". He does not think that it will cause distraction to Spurs , who are still fighting on all four fronts this season and have the small matter of a Carabao Cup quarter-final at Arsenal to contend with on Wednesday night. Read More »

Geraint Thomas BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

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You can take just as much pride from that as winning something like this. He later said on social media that his celebrations could not last for too long as he had to get back to training camp. Tennis Hall of Famer, Billie Jean King was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her achievements in tennis both on and off the court. Read More »

Doncic believed Kings were going to draft him

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Joerger insists he wasn't criticizing Sacramento's front-office for not drafting Doncic this past summer. "And when that happens, it's going to make him quicker". Led by Luka Doncic and Harrison Barnes, the Mavs are now 15-12, which is the seventh-best record in an extremely competitive Western Conference. Bagley missed Sunday's game with a knee injury , but it's not necessarily fair to take Joerger's comments as a shot at Bagley. Read More »

The proof Liverpool's Klopp and Tottenham's Pochettino are WORSE than sacked Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United . A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club searches for a new full-time manager. United has already conceded more goals in the league than it did in all of last season. They're now 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and Ed Woodward felt the gap had grown too big. Read More »

Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

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Mourinho had a habit of holding up three fingers in front of reporters and fans to remind them of his three Premier League championships. The news broke suddenly, but it was no surprise with United struggling in the league. Pogba, 25, didn't feature in United's lopsided defeat at the hands of league leaders Liverpool on Sunday that left them languishing in 6th position, 19 points off the pace. Read More »

Six Chiefs selected to NFL Pro Bowl

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He also was named a starter for a second consecutive season. "I would like to thank the fans, my teammates, my coaches and all my opponents that voted for me to the 2019 Pro Bowl, but most importantly, I'd like to thank God for everything he has done for me and my family", Ramsey said in a statement. Read More »

Steve Kerr insists DeMarcus Cousins isn’t that close to a return

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But that's not going to force Golden State into rushing Cousins back. DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left Achilles on January 31, 2018. "We're not right there". "When the time is right we'll have some things planned for him". "But we're also not really that close, so I don't want this to be about, 'hey we're right there.' We're not right there". Read More »

Panthers Safety Eric Reid Drug-Tested For 7th Time In 11 Weeks

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He also likely has people who don't like him in the NFL offices, due in large part to his role alongside former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick in the National Anthem protests. The odds of that are 1-in-588, so Reid is naturally skeptical. When he was notified of his random test after Monday's game against the New Orleans Saints he posted a picture of the notice on Twitter alongside the quote: "Number 7". Read More »

Ramos nears deal with Mets

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Ramos, 31, split time with the Rays and Phillies last season, batting.301 with 15 homers and 22 doubles in 111 games. That would be a major improvement for the Mets , who haven't gotten much offense out of their catchers as of late. Some thought the team needed to rebuild, instead he's added the likes of Ramos, Robinson Cano , Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia while removing some players who weren't quite working out in Queens. Read More »

Brendon McCullum not picked up in IPL auction

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At Rs one crore, a player like Yuvraj is probably a (biggest) steal of 12 (sic) years. He attracted bids from four teams in total including Kings XI Punjab , Delhi Capitals , Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad before being picked up by RCB . Read More »

Man United expected to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager

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The Argentine was Ferguson's preferred choice when Mourinho was appointed in 2016, and Sportsmail understands that United have already made the first moves to lure him from Spurs. He also scored the dramatic victor during the 1999 Champions League final triumph over Bayern Munich. He did cut his teeth in the Premier League as a manager with Cardiff City , but his time in the Welsh capital didn't go particularly well, and he couldn't prevent their relegation to the Championship. Read More »

Van Dijk the rock on which Klopp can build a title triumph

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That's now 17 games unbeaten for Liverpool in the Premier League this term, Klopp's men re-establishing a one-point lead over Manchester City with Sunday's win. "You could say it was just another game but it was a bit special because it was against them and it's a long time since we beat them at home". "We are on a good way [but] we've still got nothing - we need to keep going and take the positive notes out of everything that happened, and the things that could have gone better as ... Read More »

Adrien Rabiot Is 'Indefinitely Benched' After Refusing Extension

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Barcelona are looking to strengthen it's squad in the winter transfer window. However, the 23-year-old's future at the Parc des Prince has been in serious doubt as he's inside the final year of his contract and the French champions have struggled to agree terms over an extension. Read More »

MLS to adopt single-elimination playoff structure in 2019

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Home-and-home aggregates series are gone, as the advantage swings to the higher-seeded team in a single-game elimination format in every round. Under the new format, the No. Previously, the top two seeds in each conference got byes and the top six from each conference qualified. Recovery time between regular season and postseason: Following the regular season, playoff teams will have the October FIFA break to prepare for the playoffs, providing clubs with time to promote the postseason ... Read More »

IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite earn big

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Global players like Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D'Arcy Short have the base price of the INR 2 Crore. Where will the IPL 2019 Auction be held? Though dates and venue are not yet announced, the IPL is expected to run from the last week of March to mid-May. Read More »

Chelsea given hope in potential bid for Anthony Martial

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In recent years, all United player contracts have included such a contingency and it has been a matter of routine for the club to activate their option at an appropriate time. Martial's representatives remain in discussions with United over a new separate deal beyond the contract that has been extended to 2020. Martial was fined a week's wages in August after flying home from United's pre-season tour to attend the birth of his child, and growing tension between the player and Mourinho led to ... Read More »

Umpire Gaffaney issues warning to Kohli, Paine

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Television stump microphones also caught Paine verbally jabbing Kohli on several occasions. Respective team captains continued their personal sledge-fest in an at-times heated first session, Fox Cricket reported Monday. India is now playing a Test series in Australia where the visitors won the first Test by 31 runs but was thrashed by the host in the second Test in Perth by 146 runs. Read More »

Raptors go ice cold in fourth quarter and lose to Nuggets

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With Leonard showing interest in the city, it looks like they just may pull it off after all. There is no way for the Toronto Raptors to perfectly replace the production they received from Valanciunas during his absence. The Nuggets were without forward Paul Millsap (broken toe), guard Gary Harris (hip) and guard Will Barton (core muscle surgery). "I have to see how it plays out", Nurse said . Read More »

Indiana Sinks Wild Buzzer Beater To Beat Butler In Crossroads Classic

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Baldwin's rainbow floater off the glass with 23 seconds left gave IN a chance at the final shot, and the Bulldogs defended the final possession about as well as coach LaVall Jordan could have asked for. "But it's just one small piece of the puzzle going forward". Butler: The Bulldogs picked the wrong time for a scoring drought and it cost them. They scored just seven points over the last 9:31, but their defense was so good it nearly forced overtime. Read More »

76ers split on dealing Markelle Fultz, want first-round draft pick

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Fultz showed enough flashes in college to be the clear top prospect in his draft class, and despite the lack of a jumper, he still possesses the athleticism that made him a highly-regarded prospect. A league source said the Sixers don't want to part ways with Fultz unless a first-round pick is packaged in a deal for him. Pompey also noted that league sources expect the Sixers to settle for a lesser return by the trade deadline in early February. Read More »

Katie Taylor wins historic fight in New York's Madison Square Garden

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Wahlstrom, bloodied late on by a head clash, had no answer to Taylor's speed and ferocity at any time. Speaking after the fight, Taylor said she was happy with her performance before turning her attention to next year. Taylor has always had the upper hand, winning all three of their bouts but 38-year old Wahlstrom [22-0-1, 3KOs] has forged a successful career and will surely come as the 2012 Olympic champion's toughest opponent to date in the professional ranks. Read More »

Fielding: The better man won but I lived a dream

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Fielding just did not have the power to compete and, when he went down twice in the third, referee Ricky Gonzalez correctly stopped the fight. Those two drops in the final round of the fight came in quick succession. "What I always want to do is to make the best fight whether they're for world titles or not", Alvarez said, then turned his attention to the Garden scene. Read More »

White Sox Acquire Indians First Baseman Yonder Alonso

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The trade is expected to be announced on Saturday. The Indians , who are trying to gain payroll flexibility, have traded Yan Gomes , Encarnacion, Diaz and Alonso since November 30. The White Sox will cover the full $9 million left on Alonso's contract. Alonso is the cousin of free agent star Manny Machado , sparking rumors that the White Sox could be after a family reunion by acquiring the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. Read More »

Smalling extends Manchester United contract to 2022

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Smalling has been in talks with United for several months, with the defender seeking a big wage bump after eight years at the club. Smalling joined United from Fulham in July 2010 for an undisclosed fee after impressing in two seasons at Craven Cottage. Read More »

Flyers fire Dave Hakstol one day after denying coaching change rumors

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Under Hakstol, the Flyers have a 122-86-38 record and have made the playoffs in two of his three seasons, losing in the first round both times. However, shortly after the story revealing the Flyers' decision was published, a reporter for Fox Sports Midwest tweeted that he had heard from Quenneville and that the story "is not true". Read More »

Europa league draw: Arsenal takes on Bate Borisov, Chelsea to face Malmo

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Scottish giants Celtic were paired against Valencia, who dropped out of the Champions League after finishing third in a group including Manchester United , Juventus and Young Boys. The issue is clouded further as Arsenal's game can not clash with Champions League fixtures scheduled for 20 February - with Schalke v Manchester City and Atletico Madrid v Juventus due to take place that night. Read More »

BMW Andretti's da Costa wins pole at Ad Diriyah

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For the first time in the Middle East, the race in Saudi Arabia will be the first global racing event held in Saudi Arabia and will be the venue for the official launch of Formula E's Gen 2 cars. Teams were handed extra slots if they ran a female driver in addition to their regular racers during Sunday's test, with only Audi and Jaguar fielding a single-car entry. Read More »

EPL: Chelsea beat Man United, Liverpool over signing Dortmund star

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According to The Daily Mail , Chelsea are keen to seal a £60m deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic in January. Pulisic has already stated that he wants a move to the Premier League at some point in the future. Pulisic joined Dortmund as a 16-year-old and although the Hersey, Pennsylvania is well liked at the Westfalenstadion he is clearly no longer a guaranteed starter. Read More »

Lionel Messi nets hat-trick in Barcelona win

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi continues to shine and he broke a few more records after a 5-0 win over Levante in the La Liga . Rochina did not do enough to close down Messi for the first goal and it was his careless pass that led to the second, which seemed to end any hope of another surprise Levante win. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Defeats Rocky Fielding by TKO in Third Round

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The Guadalajara native dropped the previously undefeated Fielding with a left hook to the body in the first and did the same thing in the second. When asked how close he is to a showdown with Alvarez, Jacobs said: "Honestly I think that is a fight that is very, very possible". Read More »

Kohli, Paine admonished by umpire in Perth

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The two national captains have been chipping away at each other for virtually the entire game, with Kohli's demonstrative antics and overt celebrations causing some furrowed brows amongst Australian representatives, all of whom are desperate to avoid anything even remotely resembling the piss-awful antics of the home side in the recent past. Read More »

2nd Test, India tour of Australia at Perth, Dec 14

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Earlier in the day, India folded up meekly for 283 to hand Australia a lead of 43. A slanging match between Paine and Kohli, ignited late on day three, briefly turned physical to provide broadcasters with more fodder than any tactical showdown between the captains. Read More »