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Arsenal 'make Ivan Perisic approach'

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The BBC broke the news on Saturday morning that Arsenal chiefs had made contact with Inter to discuss signing Perisic on an initial six-month loan with a view to making the transfer permanent for £35m in the summer. 29yo open to #Inter exit. In football, small details in these situations are key. "Fits plan of versatile midfielder e.g". "It's confirmation of hard work and good performances". Read More »

‘Camaraderie key as Indias Sharma, Dhawan flay New Zealand

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Kuldeep Yadav destroyed New Zealand's middle order as he dismissed Tom Latham (34), Colin de Grandhomme (three) and Henry Nicholls (28) in quick succession to end any hopes of them leading a rear-guard recovery. Of better news for the Black Caps is that they do have the batting firepower to chase down big totals, but they would obviously prefer not to be forced into doing so. Read More »

Manchester City rout Burnley in FA Cup

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Despite his advancing years as a footballer, the retired Spain worldwide has been in outstanding form again and is on course for his best goal scoring season at City , with 9 goals in all competitions - just three behind his best (12 goals in the 2014-15 season). Read More »

Luis Suarez: Every player wants to play for Liverpool boss Klopp

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Defending champions Manchester City now sit four points behind Jurgen Klopp's men and many believe that the Reds will be able to hold onto their position until the end of the season. Klopp has already talked up the benefits of easing the workload on his players, and Mane believes a period of rest will help a squad which has been carrying a number of walking wounded over recent weeks. Read More »

Hudson-Odoi hands in Chelsea transfer request

RB Leipzig have also entered the race to sign Hudson-Odoi and have offered £20m to Chelsea , with the inclusion of a buy-back clause. Bayern have even gone so far as to offer the No.10 shirt, now worn by the departing Arjen Robben , to Hudson-Odoi to show his potential role. Read More »

Pro Bowl Skills Challenge

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The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown is Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN . The AFC started off the 2019 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown hot with Andrew Luck, DeShaun Watson, Eric Ebron and JuJu Smith Schuster winning the Best Hand Competition. In this timed event, receivers will be asked to make a specific style of catch - diving, one-handed, etc. - before they can move on to the next target. Read More »

Maestro Lippi bows out as hapless China exit Asian Cup

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I did not expect we will lose the game in this way", Lippi said. It came after Japan had recorded a 1-0 win over Vietnam at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, courtesy of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR)-assisted penalty. Regarded as one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in Asia, Beiranvand saved Ahmed Kano's penalty early in the win over Oman and made a few other crucial stops to save his side. Read More »

Naomi Osaka inspired by Stefanos Tsitsipas's win over Roger Federer

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But the second seed conceded: "Stefanos is ready to win against everybody". The 14th seed will play either Spanish No.2 seed Rafael Nadal or unseeded American Frances Tiafoe in the semis on Thursday night. "It's very emotional for me to be back in the semi-final in Melbourne", Nadal said on court. She says not being a "child prodigy" has made her "hungrier" for success. Read More »

Padma Shri award winners: Full list

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Last year, the Bandit Queen actor featured in seven films - Aiyaary, Baaghi 2, Missing, Satyameva Jayate, Gali Guleiyan, Love Sonia and Bhonsle . "It's good that I did not get one". Among the Padma Shri awardees, Manoj has been recognised for his work as an actor, while Prabhudheva has been named for his skills in dance. Read More »

Two losses on bounce for Black Caps

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India had crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the first ODI in Napier and the visitors did well in the second ODI when they posted 324 for 4. India's total was boosted by 21 runs from the final over, with Jadhav smashing seamer Ferguson for three fours and a six, the maximum sailing over deep backward square. Read More »

USC Trojans early enrollee Bru McCoy enters NCAA transfer portal

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According to 247Sports' composite rankings , McCoy is the No. 1 athlete in the 2019 class and the No. 9 player overall. Five-star WR recruit Bru McCoy name is now in the transfer portal, per source . Per NCAA rules, once a player signs their national letter of intent, they are then required to stay at that school for a year. If McCoy does indeed transfer from USC, he would have to sit out the next year unless granted a waiver by the NCAA, making him eligible to play immediately. Read More »

New report details Antonio Brown's 'love-hate' relationship with Ben Roethlisberger

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Now another former 49ers great is helping Brown navigate a tumultuous time in his career. "And I've kind of known some of what has been going on. He's leaned on me for advice, as somewhat of a mentor, so to speak". And Brown did produce last season - he had 100-plus catches and 1,200-plus receiving yards for the sixth straight year - but he missed Pittsburgh's last game after skipping multiple practices. Read More »

Mike Phelan - Manchester United’s unsung hero after the departure of Jose Mourinho

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Eight wins from eight for United now, as the Norwegian continues to underline his credentials for the full-time position. Rashford and Kolasinac were both booked with six yellow cards handed out in total by referee Craig Pawson. Now with Solskjaer everything has improved. Arsenal are looking to bounce back from the defeat to United with a positive result against Cardiff City on Tuesday evening. Read More »

Osaka wins AO title, takes No.1 ranking

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Kvitova had five break-point opportunities in the opening set but could not convert any of them and then went on to lose the tiebreaker in her first meeting against the Japanese. By doing so she becomes the first Asian world No 1 of either sex, and with two Majors under her belt nobody can dispute the authenticity of that status. Read More »

Newcastle United to sign Jordan Lukaku on loan from Lazio

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However, Newcastle have confirmed the move will no longer take place and Lukaku will now return to Italy. Lukaku is the junior brother to Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku. Asked about the reaction, Benitez said: "I understand, but when you have players playing so many games you have to be careful to protect them sometimes". Read More »

Sean Payton Spoke to Roger Goodell Over Controversial Missed Pass Interference Call

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In a speech to the Senate, Bill Cassidy asked whether the official was "a die-hard Rams fan". The NFL is yet to comment on the issue. The Rams then tied up the game with a field goal with 15 seconds to play. "We know he's the MVP", a reference to Saints quarterback Drew Brees . Saints head coach Sean Payton has said a league official admitted to him immediately after the game that both penalties should have been called on the play. Read More »

Man City striker Aguero calls for Sala search to continue

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Other contributors include Nantes manager Vahid Halilhodzic, Leicester City winger Demarai Gray and Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso. Although the Police have officially called off further search operation, a petition launched in France to have the search resumed has gathered more than 55,000 signatures. Read More »

New Video Shows Tom Brady’s Reaction To Julian Edelman Screaming At Him

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His brother Chris, who also played in the National Football League, spoke to TMZ Sports and discussed what his brother's plans are for after the big game. Therefore, Ace posited, Brady had a competitive average. Also in the display was a photo of Brady crying, just to drive the point home. The Patriots will look to create even more memorable moments when they take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII . Read More »

Unheralded American Collins Claws into Open Semis

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Despite starting as the underdog, the reigning WTA Strasbourg champion stunned the American No. 1 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3, in two hours and 34 minutes. Of course, losing, it hurts a lot because you are doing everything for it. Collins took Kvitova to three long sets at the Brisbane International, her first match of the season. So Kvitova, who like Kerber is left-handed, is wary. Read More »

Australia call up Marcus Stoinis for Canberra Test

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After Cummins dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne on the last ball of day two, he took wickets in his first two overs of Saturday's third day to leave Sri Lanka on their knees. However, Dickwella hit six fours and a maximum as Sri Lanka's total swelled from 106 to 144 without losing another wicket. Harris and Nathan Lyon, still without a run, instead ended play at the crease as Australia look to set a big target on day two. Read More »

Australian Open: Serena Williams and Milos Raonic crash out, Novak Djokovic advances

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During the quarterfinal match, the Czech Republic star made an incredible comeback and ended up knocking the 23-time grand slam champion out of the Australian Open . Known as one of the biggest servers in the women's game, Pliskova complimented her opponent for also beating her in that department. The American said her ankle was not a factor in defeat, and credited Pliskova for playing "unbelievable" on match points. Read More »

Zola Advises Higuain to "Read" Premier League

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With him it will be the same, I'm sure he will be looking at defenders and thinking tactically they make some mistakes, which they do sometimes, but the intensity and physicality you have here, you don't have in other places. Higuain has notoriously endured a reputation for being one of the larger strikers at the top level, despite often boasting an impressive physique. Read More »

Japanese star eyeing Melbourne title after US Open high

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Naomi Osaka has seized the moment to overcome the inspirational Petra Kvitova and win her second grand slam title in a thrilling Australian Open women's final on Saturday night. By doing so she becomes the first Asian world No 1 of either sex, and with two Majors under her belt nobody can dispute the authenticity of that status. Read More »

Rockets, Bulls finalize deal sending ‘Melo to Chicago | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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While the trade market is expected to be a slim one for Anthony, the hope is the Bulls could try to package him in a deal. Anthony will become a free agent if he clears waivers. The Los Angeles Lakers were one reported suitor for the forward's services. Chicago has lost nine of its last 11 games. Anthony was traded by Oklahoma City to Atlanta in July, a move that preceded the Hawks releasing him to sign with the Rockets. Read More »

Back for more: Larry Fitzgerald returning for 16th season in NFL

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Fitzgerald said at the end of this past season hat he would take time to let his body heal before he made any decision to retire or come back and play. The Cards finished the season at the bottom of the NFL standings with a 3-13 record, meaning they'll have the first pick in April's NFL Draft. On the career list, he ranks second behind Jerry Rice for yards and is third, trailing Rice and Tony Gonzalez , in receptions. Read More »

Victor Moses: Chelsea winger completes Fenerbahce loan

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The Nigeria worldwide has fallen down the pecking order since Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer and has barely featured for Chelsea this season. Sarri has gone with a back four since his arrival at Stamford Bridge resulting in the former Liverpool player struggling to get games. Since joining Chelsea, the former Nigeria worldwide has had loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham. Read More »

England all out for embarrassing 77 after losing 10 for 54

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Holder chipped in from the other end to remove rival captain Joe Root, following up 11 successive dots with a plumb lbw. It was Stokes' third wicket of the innings after he removed obdurate opener Kraigg Brathwaite (40) and the experienced Darren Bravo, playing his first Test for more than two years, within a matter of minutes during an afternoon session shortened by a light shower. Read More »

Bears begin working out kickers

The Chicago Bears have signed kicker Redford Jones. His return seems unlikely; he missed 11 kicks in his first season with the Bears, including a 43-yard double-doink that would have beaten the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. In his last full season, 2016 in Tampa, he made 87.1 percent of his field goal attempts. "I just. I just didn't necessarily think that was too much of a "we" thing". Read More »

Vietnam beats on-form Jordan on penalties in Asian Cup

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Jordan, their next opponents, upset reigning champions Australia 1-0 and defeated Syria 2-0 to progress as the table toppers in Group B. And Vietnam's South Korean tactician knows it is going to be a tough challenge for Vietnam on Sunday. The equaliser galvanised Vietnam who might have taken the lead had Phan Van Duc connected cleanly with his shot when he raced through on goal 10 minutes later, and Dung drilled a low swerving effort that Shafi could only punch clear as extra-time loomed. Read More »

De Jong: "I'm feeling relaxed. It's De Ligt's turn now!"

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Pep Guardiola is considering a move for Dutch worldwide Mathijs De Ligt, that will trigger Otamnedi's departure for a fee around £35million. The player was applauded by his teammates when it was announced his move to Barcelona had been finalised, with the rest of the players knowing it was his dream since he was young. Read More »