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Ideal starting XI with Henrikh Mkhitaryan Ideal starting XI with Henrikh Mkhitaryan
- January 23, 2018

Arsene Wenger has effectively confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but claimed that any possible deal is not close to completion. After winning league titles with both South American teams, he relocated to Italy and became an integral member of Udinese's squad for three seasons. (more...)
Hernandez has 'asked personally' for West Ham exit Hernandez has 'asked personally' for West Ham exit
- January 23, 2018

Their interest in the Austria global as a number nine probably wouldn't have existed had West Ham boss David Moyes not converted the winger since taking charge at the club back in November either. Javier Hernandez has struggled to get playing time underneath new West Ham boss David Moyes. "At the moment, no one has made an offer, as far as I know anyway". (more...)
International Olympic Committee bars Russian biathlon racers Volkov, Garanichev from 2018 Olympics International Olympic Committee bars Russian biathlon racers Volkov, Garanichev from 2018 Olympics
- January 23, 2018

Biathlete Anton Shipulin and skier Sergei Ustyugov were also absent from the list, according to the statement, which denounced the decision against what it claimed were clean athletes. The remaining athletes on the list must still meet further conditions, including "pre-Games checks and reanalysis of existing samples", the panel said. (more...)
Notebook: Morgan, Hoosiers grind out signature win Notebook: Morgan, Hoosiers grind out signature win
- January 23, 2018

After missing the final 22 minutes Friday, he scored 25 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists, blocked two shots and accounted for all but four points in the decisive run to lead in past Maryland 71-68. "I thought it was about to roll in, and I jumped before it came out, " Morgan said. McRoberts was fouled and missed both free throws with three seconds left. (more...)
Google celebrates Stephen Keshi Google celebrates Stephen Keshi
- January 23, 2018

Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists and on what would have been his 56th birthday it is Kesi's chance to be celebrated. In 2011, he became the Nigerian national team coach, cementing his place in African and world football history. The doodle, which will be viewed in all African countries, illustrates the unique achievement of Keshi, who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as player in ... (more...)
Smith: Kohli needs someone who can challenge him Smith: Kohli needs someone who can challenge him
- January 23, 2018

When you play for your country, as opposed to your university or even your state team, you are in the midst of people enveloped by ambition and insecurity. Subscribe to the IOL Sport Newsletter! . Skipper Virat Kohli also agreed that their opponents were way better. I can't point that out now after losing the series. (more...)
Ryan Day To Accept NFL Job? Ryan Day To Accept NFL Job?
- January 23, 2018

He also played college ball at New Hampshire where he was starting quarterback for three seasons under Kelly, who was the teams offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Last season, in his first year as defensive coordinator, the Texans were decimated by injuries, finishing with 19 players on injured reserve. "We were scared to death", Vrabel said of preparing to face Mariota. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United
- January 23, 2018

Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United until the summer of 2013 and he had some glowing words of praise for Sanchez before his move to Barcelona was confirmed in 2011. He would have been available on a free transfer when his contract expired in four months' time but once City baulked at the amount of money involved in a mid-season deal, United manager Mourinho urged his club to step in. (more...)
EPL: Liverpool suffer surprise defeat at battling Swansea City EPL: Liverpool suffer surprise defeat at battling Swansea City
- January 23, 2018

Last time out Liverpool handed Manchester City , a team that essentially wrapped up the league title by mid December, a side on pace to shatter season points record, their first loss of the campaign. "How I felt, we didn't deserve it", Klopp conceded, even despite saying that Liverpool "could have scored the goal in the last seconds" from "a good situation". (more...)
Martial grabs victor as United squeeze previous Burnley Martial grabs victor as United squeeze previous Burnley
- January 23, 2018

Martial's upturn in form has coincided with a dip in the output of Marcus Rashford but Smalling nonetheless has praised the duo for their contributions from the left wing all season. "We've all been there where leads have dwindled and teams have been caught but we can only focus on ourselves", he added. He said: "If we can be in with a shout at that time of the season that's when nerves can creep in so hopefully those last few games we're there or thereabouts". (more...)
Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes
- January 23, 2018

The 29-year-old Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season and was also a target for leaders Manchester City, missed Arsenal's 4-1 league win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. For me, he's been fantastic. "I loved the way he played - and maybe that was the reason to support Arsenal ". Ince - a two-time Premier League victor at Old Trafford - added: "We all presumed Sanchez would join Man City". (more...)
Chung Hyeon defeats Alexander Zverev Chung Hyeon defeats Alexander Zverev
- January 23, 2018

So, it appears, is his combative spirit, which explains why he made a decision to continue playing Monday's match despite considerable discomfort and an injury timeout after the first set. Julien Benneteau's final Australian Open before retirement came to an end with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3 defeat by 25th seed Fabio Fognini. The win over Fucsovics was Federer's first day match of the 2018 tournament, and he joked about needing sunglasses and a towel for the beach but said really the only ... (more...)
Tottenham interested in PSG's Lucas Moura Tottenham interested in PSG's Lucas Moura
- January 23, 2018

However, despite a personal-best 18 goals in all competitions last season, Moura has found himself as a fringe player this season as he is yet to make a single league start for the Parisiens, with his last cameo coming in early December. Arsenal would prefer a loan deal with a view to a permanent move for Lucas, while PSG hope to recoup some money by selling the Brazilian on a permanent basis. (more...)
Harden and Paul carry Rockets past Heat Harden and Paul carry Rockets past Heat
- January 23, 2018

They have playmakers in James Harden and Chris Paul who can go toe-to-toe with Golden State's array of go-to offensive weapons down the stretch of close games, as Harden proved Saturday when he drilled a step-back three right over Stephen Curry in the closing stretch to help secure the win. (more...)
Chelsea close in on deal for Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri Chelsea close in on deal for Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri
- January 23, 2018

The same article states that the Blues are ready to cough up £44m to bring both Dzeko and Palmieri to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window. The deal, which will see Roma reportedly land €50 million for the two players plus another €10m in incentives, will be finalized upon the Blues' completion of personal terms with Dzeko. (more...)
LeBron closing in on exclusive 30000-point club LeBron closing in on exclusive 30000-point club
- January 23, 2018

The Cavs must try to right the ship on the road against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. With the trade deadline nearing, this is a good sign for the Thunder because with strong play that means there is more incentive to keep Paul George because there are signs that they can do damage in the playoffs. (more...)
Liverpool Suffers Disappointing 1-0 Premier League Loss To Swansea City
- January 23, 2018

Swansea knew that to win they needed our help, and unfortunately we gave it to them". "I said we must make it hard for them and put them in London traffic". Sorry, I reacted one time , I remind myself I am a human being and not a professional manager who takes that all the time and they can say whatever they want. (more...)
Galatasaray closing in on Andre Ayew Galatasaray closing in on Andre Ayew
- January 23, 2018

The Jack Army are reportedly readying a second bid for the former Marseille man, after an initial £14 million offer was turned down. Swansea have already had a £14m bid rejected for Ayew, while the Ghana worldwide reportedly has his "heart set on a move" to Marseille this month - the club he joined Swansea from in July 2015. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Alexis now so close, so close, so close… Man Utd boss Mourinho: Alexis now so close, so close, so close…
- January 23, 2018

The Chile star, who will earn a basic weekly wage of £350,000-a-week at United and will wear the No 7 shirt, said: 'I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. The Chilean international's signing was announced this evening, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan also moving in the opposite direction to join the Gunners. (more...)
Man Utd named in front of Real Madrid in Deloitte money league Man Utd named in front of Real Madrid in Deloitte money league
- January 23, 2018

It's little surprise that there are a record ten English clubs in the top 20, given the domestic TV market is now worth a staggering £5.1bn. The list shows the planet's top 20 clubs saw their combined revenue grow to a record £6.9bn during last season season, with 10 of those teams hailing from England's Premier League . (more...)
No. 10 Tar Heels drop another ACC road game No. 10 Tar Heels drop another ACC road game
- January 23, 2018

The Tar Heels return home to face North Carolina State on Saturday. Duke has scored 80-plus points in 15 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in team history. 7 West Virginia 82-73 on Monday night. Ahmed Hill finished with 18 points for the Hokies, hitting 8 of 12 from the floor, and Kerry Blackshear Jr . (more...)
Classic double-act Belichick and Brady do it again Classic double-act Belichick and Brady do it again
- January 23, 2018

Only, the Jaguars were flagged for delay of game. Bortles targeted bad matchups in the fourth quarter, throwing two incompletions to tight en Marcedes Lewis, who was blanketed by Patrick Chung. "We ran into each other and my thumb just got bent back". It would have been one thing if a 40-year-old Brady limped into a Super Bowl , being carried by a stout defense or something, not unlike former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did back in Super Bowl 50. (more...)
Chelsea close on double swoop Chelsea close on double swoop
- January 23, 2018

Emerson meanwhile, has already agreed to join the Blues and will also be heading to the Stamford Bridge alongside Dzeko. Juventus looked at Emerson as a possible replacement for Alex Sandro, when Chelsea pushed to sign the latter in the summer, while Newcastle had also previously shown an interest in him. (more...)
Kerber faces Keys test to set up Halep semi Kerber faces Keys test to set up Halep semi
- January 23, 2018

US Open finalist Madison Keys also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France. Pliskova hired away Strycova's coach, Tomas Krupa, in the off-season, which Strycova countered by hiring Pliskova's previous coach, David Kotyza. (more...)
Briton Kyle Edmund into Australian Open semis with win over Grigor Dimitrov Briton Kyle Edmund into Australian Open semis with win over Grigor Dimitrov
- January 23, 2018

Ranked 49 and unseeded Edmund will either play World no. 1 Rafael Nadal or sixth seed Marin Cilic on Thursday for a place in the finals. But he was up against a top opponent in Dimitrov, who beat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling fourth-round match on Rod Laver Arena . (more...)