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Griezmann to demand staggering salary to snub Barca for Man Utd Griezmann to demand staggering salary to snub Barca for Man Utd
- January 08, 2018

The 26-year-old was understood to be closing in on a move to Old Trafford last summer, only to perform a U-turn and decide to stay in the Spanish capital after Atletico saw their transfer ban upheld. With Barcelona completing the signing of Brazil superstar, Phillippe Coutinho over the weekend, there is no express need for the Blaugrana to sign Griezmann anymore, leaving United as favourites to sign the striker. (more...)
Andy Murray targets summer return after hip surgery Andy Murray targets summer return after hip surgery
- January 08, 2018

Murray sounded reassuringly upbeat about his chances of resurrecting a career that had looked in danger of disintegration only a week ago - six months after his last competitive match, when he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. (more...)
Golden Globes host Seth Meyers mocks Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey
- January 08, 2018

The awards will be hosted by Seth Meyers . He opens by greeting ladies and "remaining gentleman", an obvious nod to the anti sexual harassment movement sweeping the Globes. "Considering what has been going on this year with powerful men and their bad behaviour in Hollywood , a lot of people thought it would be more appropriate for a woman to host these awards and they may be right", he said. (more...)
Ross Barkley: What I really think of Chelsea so far this season Ross Barkley: What I really think of Chelsea so far this season
- January 08, 2018

After refusing to sign a bumper-new contract of £100-per-week , the club issued a warning, " if you don't sign - we'll sell in the summer". "Before this bad injury he was with the national team". He was an unused player in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad and was one of only two players not to feature when Gareth Southgate called him up for a double header against Germany and Lithuania last March. (more...)
Ben Stokes named in England tour to NZ Ben Stokes named in England tour to NZ
- January 08, 2018

Test skipper Joe Root and Dawid Malan were also included with seamer Mark Wood and batsmen James Vince and Sam Billings brought back into the squad after missing England's last Twenty20 against West Indies in September. Also included in the T20I squad are Joe Root, the Test captain, and Dawid Malan, who impressed during the Ashes with his application and technique. (more...)
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms he wants to sign Arsenal's Theo Walcott Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms he wants to sign Arsenal's Theo Walcott
- January 08, 2018

Arsenal reportedly offered him to Milan, but the Rossoneri turned down the chance to sign him, as they have no plans to bolster their attack in the current transfer window and couldn't afford his £124,000-per-week wages anyway, the report added. (more...)
Patriots Expect Patricia To Become Lions Next Head Coach Patriots Expect Patricia To Become Lions Next Head Coach
- January 08, 2018

No formal signing can reportedly occur until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs. Lions general manager Bob Quinn overlapped with Patricia in New England, as assistant director of pro personnel and then director of scouting from 2009-2015. (more...)
LaVar Ball throws more criticism at Luke Walton, Lakers organisation
- January 08, 2018

Clearly, LaVar is a father who wants to have input on how his sons are coached, who they play with, and what they do on the court. Understandably, Lonzo Ball was asked about his father's comments ahead of the Lakers' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. (more...)
Four years after Bullygate, Incognito accused of making 'racist slurs' during game Four years after Bullygate, Incognito accused of making 'racist slurs' during game
- January 08, 2018

Ngakoue tweeted. "I'm proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league". "Great win to day!" the Bowie native tweeted. Incognito signed with the Bills under Rex Ryan in 2015 and has been a model citizen in Buffalo, even developing into a team leader. Twice selected as the New York State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association, he is vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. (more...)
Are the Kansas City Chiefs Going To Trade Alex Smith? Are the Kansas City Chiefs Going To Trade Alex Smith?
- January 08, 2018

It appeared that Mariota's back foot was behind the line when he threw it. He finished the game with 11 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. Derrick Henry had a career-high 156 yards rushing and a score for Tennessee (10-7), and a defense that struggled against Alex Smith and the Chiefs (10-7) during the first half pitched a shutout in the second. (more...)
Titans Owner Now Backing Mike Mularkey After Playoff Win Over Chiefs Titans Owner Now Backing Mike Mularkey After Playoff Win Over Chiefs
- January 08, 2018

No". Hours after his owner's statement of support, Mularkey said that the Titans "absolutely" are on the same page together. "No, I just assumed the worst", a straightforward Mularkey told reporters. The Titans set a postseason franchise record by running for 202 yards against the Chiefs. There was nothing soft about how Henry played Saturday, rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. (more...)
Dustin Johnson almost sinks hole-in-one on a par 4 Dustin Johnson almost sinks hole-in-one on a par 4
- January 08, 2018

Johnson holed out for eagle on the same hole Saturday. He recorded 1.818 putts per GIR and 0.826 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. Best of the rest: Matsuyama made a surge with a final-round 66, his first sub-70 round and one that moved him from outside the top 10 into a tie for fourth. (more...)
Has partial tear in shoulder Has partial tear in shoulder
- January 08, 2018

The Spurs have faired well without him still, at 27-13. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was disappointed for Kawhi Leonard, who is set to be sidelined again due to a partial tear in his left shoulder. Leonard has played eight games for San Antonio and appeared to be coming into form over the past four games, averaging just over 21 points per game in those four contests. (more...)
National Football League playoffs: How the Falcons stack up against the Eagles National Football League playoffs: How the Falcons stack up against the Eagles
- January 08, 2018

The Birds held Falcons MVP quarterback Matt Ryan to a middling performance in that mid-season win - he completed 18 of 33 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception. However, the offense has struggled without Wentz. Of the three, the Panthers are the only team the Eagles have played this season. They went with pads on Wednesday at the players' request and will go one day in pads this coming week as well. (more...)
Referee who worked Chiefs playoff game reportedly is retiring
- January 08, 2018

There's a pretty good argument that Triplette's crew impacted the outcome of the game: on a sack of Marcus Mariota by Derrick Johnson , where the Titans quarterback was hit like a freight train and fumbled the football. And that cost the Chiefs six points in what ultimately ended up being a one-point loss. There were other questionable calls. Upon review, Henry was clearly down; somehow no one on the officiating crew blew a whistle in THAT scenario. (more...)
Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday
- January 08, 2018

The Packers found Ted Thompson's replacement without having to look outside the organization. Some had suggested that, if Ball had gotten the G.M. gig, Gutekunst would have received a title like "executive V.P. Gutekunst, 44, will enter his 20th season with the Packers in 2018. Former Packers GM Ron Wolf hired him as a scouting intern in 1997. Schneider, 46, had two stints working with the Packers, getting his start in the team's personnel department in 1993 and working as a scout until 1996 ... (more...)
LeSean McCoy puts Jalen Ramsey in blender on spin move LeSean McCoy puts Jalen Ramsey in blender on spin move
- January 08, 2018

Midway through the second quarter the Bills finally broke through on a 31-yard field goal from field goal from Stephen Hauschka to give Buffalo a 3-0 lead, but it didn't come without some controversy. Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdowns while Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was miserable with four interceptions. Now they must wait, just like the Pittsburgh Steelers to see if they will travel to Pittsburgh or New England. (more...)
Johnny Manziel throws shade at Browns over their 0-16 season
- January 07, 2018

Manziel has taken time off from football after being dropped by the Cleveland Browns for his performance both on and off the field. Last month, the CFL announced it would approve a contract for the former Heisman trophy victor, should it be negotiated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold Manziel's rights. (more...)
Everton forgotten man Kevin Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos on loan Everton forgotten man Kevin Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos on loan
- January 07, 2018

But he has made just five Premier League appearances for Everton this season. The 30-year-old winger spent two years with the Greek giants, winning two Super League titles and the domestic cup, before making the switch to England with the Toffees in 2012. (more...)
Joe Philbin Will Reportedly Return to Packers Joe Philbin Will Reportedly Return to Packers
- January 07, 2018

Philbin was on the Packers staff from 2003-2011 and spent the last five of those years as the offensive coordinator. The Packers missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2008, prompting a purge of the coaching staff that included offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers. (more...)
Houthis Launch Ballistic Missile at Saudi Arabian Army Target Houthis Launch Ballistic Missile at Saudi Arabian Army Target
- January 07, 2018

This is his first visit to Yemen since his appointment to seek arrangements for holding talks planned by the United Nations between the Yemeni warring parties, the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed Sunni government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. (more...)
Nick Saban and Kirby Smart seem thrilled about their team movies Nick Saban and Kirby Smart seem thrilled about their team movies
- January 07, 2018

While he originally joined forces with Nick Saban at LSU in 2004, Smart's career in the coaching profession drew attention during his nine years with the Crimson Tide (2007-15). "I want to make sure these players understand that, because a lot of them don't", Smart said. "I think this team deserves an opportunity to get in the playoff by what they've been able to accomplish and what they've been able to do", Saban said after the game. (more...)
Danny Mills has backed West Ham boss to achieve this feat Danny Mills has backed West Ham boss to achieve this feat
- January 07, 2018

Erik Lamela fed in-form Son to score a goal not too dissimilar to Obiang's , the South Korean hitting a lovely effort that swerved and faded away from Adrian's grasp. "But you have to give the players credit". "I'm thrilled to come away with a point, Spurs have some really exciting young talent, I have seen them beat Real Madrid here, beat teams by four or five". (more...)
Messi's Barcelona stay linked to Catalonia Messi's Barcelona stay linked to Catalonia
- January 07, 2018

Barca's all-time top goalscorer signed the contract in November, seven months before his old deal expired. It runs until June 2021 and contains a 700 million euro ($843 million) buy-out clause. The referendum had direct ramifications for Barcelona who, on the day that it was held, chose to play their La Liga game against Las Palmas behind closed doors in response to police violence against would-be voters. (more...)
It's Royal Baby Season-Another English Royal Is Pregnant!
- January 07, 2018

Zara Tindall , the Queen's granddaughter, and her husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child . A Buckingham Palace spokesman said yesterday that the Royal Family were "very pleased" to hear of the couple's news . In her Christmas speech, the Queen said her family "look forward to welcoming new members into it next year". Mike and Zara, who married in July 2011 in Scotland, are now enjoying a break in Australia with Mia and were recently spotted on holiday in New ... (more...)