Finding a Royal Rumble victor that satisfies everyone Finding a Royal Rumble victor that satisfies everyone
- January 28, 2017

Here are five names that we think could shock the wrestling world on Sunday night in the Royal Rumble... The show started really well with Orton-Harper, and then fell incredibly flat with the finish of the main event. His injury caused him to give up the WWE Universal Title only a day after winning it, he was set for a huge push and this would be the ideal way to continue that and have him back with an impact. (more...)
NFL Says Dolphins Didn't Follow Concussion Protocol After Matt Moore Hit NFL Says Dolphins Didn't Follow Concussion Protocol After Matt Moore Hit
- January 27, 2017

The referees flagged Dupree for roughing the passer, while Moore remained on the ground for several minutes before being helped to the sidelines. An NFL review has determined the Dolphins failed to "strictly follow" the league's concussion protocol when quarterback Matt Moore took a massive hit in their wild-card playoff game against the Steelers earlier this month. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp laments wasteful Liverpool and blames referee after League Cup exit Jurgen Klopp laments wasteful Liverpool and blames referee after League Cup exit
- January 27, 2017

Murphy, however, insists Liverpool fans have reasons to be positive. "That's why I am disappointed". That seems even more pertinent now as the pervading mood around Anfield is one of despondency, having seen the side fall from top of the Premier League in November. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao Willing To Fight Conor McGregor If Floyd Mayweather Jr. Doesn't
- January 26, 2017

White is a longtime fan of the Filipino slugger and was vocal in the past in the hope that Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather would eventually meet in the ring. Pacquiao has previously parlayed his sporting fame into a career in politics after being elected to the influential Philippine Senate a year ago while still continuing to box professionally. (more...)
Spurs edge Raptors for 5th straight victory
- January 25, 2017

I don't know how many practices we're going to have to get it back, but it's good to have him back and give us a boost, especially the second unit. There was a game where we were missing shots we normally make. "But Norm stepped up tonight and played well, Terrence played well, everyone's got to step up". Backup Richaun Holmes scored an equal career-best 18 points as Philadelphia turned around a 19-point third-quarter deficit to bag their fourth win in five games. (more...)
Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi
- January 24, 2017

Fleetwood shot a 5-under 67 and 17 under par overall. Hatton will be grouped with Johnson and 2014 victor Pablo Larrazabal, who shot a 69 in the third round, in the final round Sunday. Kaymer led on his own for two holes before dropping three shots in a five-hole stretch around the turn. "Took me a few drops trying to get the ideal spot, but I just had a go at it". (more...)
Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Nicole Gibbs to reach fourth round
- January 23, 2017

Venus Williams believes she was born to play tennis. Indeed, she is appearing in her 73rd Grand Slam singles draw — a record for the Open era. Barthel was the lowest-ranked player to reach the fourth round of the women's draw here since 2010, although she has a career-high ranking of 23 and was consistently top 50 before an illness past year caused her slide down the rankings. (more...)
Gus Bradley hired as Chargers' defensive coordinator, source says Gus Bradley hired as Chargers' defensive coordinator, source says
- January 22, 2017

However, the playoffs haven't even subsided and Bradley already has a nice gig. On Friday, ESPN reported the former Jaguars head coach was hired as the Chargers defensive coordinator after he was aggressively recruited by the 49ers. This comes after the Chargers chose to bring in a new coaching regime, firing Mike McCoy and hiring former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator and interim head coach Anthony Lynn. (more...)
Agent insists Luke Shaw is happy at Manchester United Agent insists Luke Shaw is happy at Manchester United
- January 21, 2017

Despite that, a report by The Independent claimed that United were open to selling Shaw , three years after spending £30m to sign him from Southampton. Man Utd are the 8/13 favourites to win the game but I also like the look of Mourinho's side to win at the exact score of 2-1 at odds of 15/2. "This season he is playing magnificently". (more...)
Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice Wednesday Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice Wednesday
- January 21, 2017

On Thursday, that lack of concern remained in place despite the lack of practice time. "But it's fine. I'll be ready to go ". Even though Jones was sidelined for a significant part of the second half against the Seahawks, he had his way against cornerback Richard Sherman and finished with a team-high six receptions for 67 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown. (more...)
Packers Execs Get Second Interview with 49ers, Gutekunst Leading Candidate
- January 19, 2017

The Falcons and Shanahan are now getting ready to host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship but the OC has definite interest in the job. Shanahan is obviously coaching the Falcons in the playoffs right now, leading them all the way to the conference title game. (more...)
UFC offers Mayweather and McGregor $25m each to fight
- January 16, 2017

So far, only Nate Diaz has been able to out-strike and out-grapple Conor McGregor so, flawed as he may be, it won't likely be easy for future opponents to make use of Silva's keen observations. I'm the guy that can actually make the offer, and I'm actually making a real offer. "Floyd said that he made an offer". Easily. If Mayweather ever fights McGregor in an MMA octagon, the world champion mixed martial artist and living legend in the sport will win. (more...)
Afcon 2017: Riyad Mahrez scores twice to rescue draw against Zimbabwe
- January 16, 2017

But Kudakwashe Mahachi's low shot into the corner and a Nyasha Mushekwi penalty kick made it 2-1 to Zimbabwe - a lead they held until the 82nd minute. The 2016 CAF Footballer of the Year Mahrez and his Algerian team-mates were contained by the Zimbabweans until the match referee blew the half-time whistle. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino admits a difficulty at Tottenham Hotspur
- January 14, 2017

However, in order for that to happen, Tottenham will have to improve upon a poor recent record at home to West Brom as they've not beaten them at the Lane since 2012 with a 1-1 draw last season severely denting the North Londoners title bid. (more...)
Charges reduced against Steelers' Porter Charges reduced against Steelers' Porter
- January 14, 2017

Charges of aggravated assault involving a police officer, simple assault against a bouncer and resisting arrest were dropped by the Allegheny County District Attorney office. "I regret that I was involved in an incident that could have been a distraction to our team", Porter said in a statement. Porter has been on the Steelers coaching staff since 2014. (more...)
Slaven Bilic reveals his star man wants out of West Ham United Slaven Bilic reveals his star man wants out of West Ham United
- January 13, 2017

He was sensational at Euro 2016 for France and appeared to be fully committed to West Ham after agreeing to a five-year contract extension last February. Last season's joyous displays have been noticeable by their absence however, and Payet's main contribution this campaign has been the reputation that demands the player be closely marked even when he wasn't doing anything. (more...)
Vance Joseph tells inner circle he has deal to be Broncos coach
- January 12, 2017

Shanahan has done a great job this season calling plays for the NFL's highest-scoring offense, and his connections to Elway and Kubiak - they run basically the same Mike Shanahan-steeped offense - were thought to be huge advantages in potentially landing the job. (more...)
Cal fires coach Sonny Dykes after 4 seasons
- January 10, 2017

Dykes' teams won 10 conference games and lost 26 in those four seasons. We are continuously evaluating our program and looking for ways to make it better - whether that's through additional academic support, recruiting, facilities, staffing, culture, leadership or anything else that can help our football program succeed. (more...)
Tigers arrive in Tampa with final goal in sight Tigers arrive in Tampa with final goal in sight
- January 08, 2017

Time (ET): 8 p.m. ESPN will televise the game. The stadium is home to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which explains the giant pirate ship in it. For their part, the Crimson Tide sound rather happy about a rematch with the player who made them look lost at times past year. (more...)
Cook: Texans & Raiders Name Starting Quarterbacks For Wild Card Matchup Cook: Texans & Raiders Name Starting Quarterbacks For Wild Card Matchup
- January 05, 2017

Instead, with Carr out due to a broken leg and second-stringer Matt McGloin injuring his shoulder Sunday, Oakland could start rookie quarterback Connor Cook and now stands as a 3.5-point underdog before hitting the road to face the AFC South champion Houston Texans (9-7) Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium. (more...)
San Francisco 49ers Fire Head Coach Chip Kelly, GM Trent Baalke San Francisco 49ers Fire Head Coach Chip Kelly, GM Trent Baalke
- January 03, 2017

York touched on the reasons behind the moves and what steps the 49ers will make to find their replacements. "This fan base has been incredible". "I agree with building a winning culture". You don't dismiss owners", York told reporters . I'm sorry that that's the facts and that's the case, but that's the fact. "I don't control what goes on and what doesn't go on. (more...)
Keenan Reynolds to make National Football League debut in Ravens' season finale
- January 02, 2017

The Ravens haven't won in Cincinnati since the 2011 season. Reynolds, a triple-option college quarterback, was cut before the start of the regular season in September. Bullock's 24-yard field goal just before halftime made the score 20-3. The first half Sunday didn't help with 155 total yards and a field goal. In the end, the Ravens' predictability and lack of imagination, combined with a lack of urgency, doomed them to a mediocre finish to an uneven season. (more...)
Texans, Titans insist they have lots to play for in finale
- January 02, 2017

What are some individual milestones that can be reached? - Titans RB DeMarco Murray was held to 21 yards on 11 carries but won the AFC rushing title (1,287 yards) over the idle Le'Veon Bell of Pittsburgh. Houston is allowing just 68 yards per game since then. Still, they've given up over 300 yards passing to the likes of Trevor Siemian, Matt Barkley and Blake Bortles in the past month. (more...)
Murray loses to Goffin in season-opener Murray loses to Goffin in season-opener
- January 01, 2017

Murray, having received a bye into the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, was playing his first match since beating Novak Djokovic in November to win the ATP World Tour Finals, and looked understandably rusty. In the tie-break, Nadal looked the stronger and so it proved, with the former world number one eventually winning 7-5. Goffin, by contrast, will face the victor of the match between Raonic and Nadal, after the Spaniard - who ended last season early with a wrist ... (more...)
John Cena Gets New Crack At AJ Styles, Undertaker Possibly Emerging John Cena Gets New Crack At AJ Styles, Undertaker Possibly Emerging
- December 30, 2016

After falling short at WWE No Mercy, the Cenation Leader will be vying once again for the WWE heavyweight title. "Because I'm John Cena, recognize", he said of the challenge. The upcoming pay-per-view is usually the stage to set up the cards for Wrestlemania (33 ) with most speculating a showdown between John Cena and the Undertaker. (more...)
Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford out for up to two months
- December 30, 2016

Moyes, though, is pleased he has the experienced Mannone to call upon, the Italian started the season as the number one but lost his place after a spell out following elbow surgery. "Vito Mannone is fine and he's been training for many weeks since his injury". "He has done it here for a long time, he's got a great record here, so let's hope he can do it again". (more...)
Bob Bradley fired by Swansea after 11 games as manager Bob Bradley fired by Swansea after 11 games as manager
- December 29, 2016

Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes Alan Pardew is the right man for the job at the Liberty Stadium because of his top-flight experience. I hope that somewhere along the line I'll find another opportunity to challenge myself and keep moving forward'. It's a tough job for someone but it's not an impossible one - I still think they've got a chance of staying up. (more...)
Ravens' Steve Smith will play his final National Football League game Sunday
- December 29, 2016

Football is a conduit, something that gives you a platform, good and bad, but it gives you an opportunity. Smith was set to retire after the 2015-16 season, but after suffering a season-ending injury, he chose to come back for one more full season. (more...)
UFC 207 Countdown: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey UFC 207 Countdown: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
- December 29, 2016

It will be interesting to see how Rousey responds to the first loss of her career. Just as the sight of a victory was a mere five minutes away, Holm was on her back, fighting desperately to stop the inevitable. Had Ronda gotten distracted by the relentless media responsibilities the UFC had pushed on her over the year? The popular former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion was on the wrong end of a one-sided loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205, and, realizing her heart wasn't really ... (more...)
Rex Ryan fired by Bills Rex Ryan fired by Bills
- December 28, 2016

If Rex Ryan ultimately covets being a head coach, perhaps he'll land at the college level, which he spent 10 of his formative coaching years. The lasting image of Rex Ryan's two years in Buffalo should not be the shot of him bonding over beers with Jim Kelly or strolling through the NFL Scouting Combine in a Thurman Thomas jersey . (more...)
Third Umpire Gives Pakistan Opener Azhar Ali The Shock Of His Life Third Umpire Gives Pakistan Opener Azhar Ali The Shock Of His Life
- December 28, 2016

At the MCG on the first morning of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan, he finally struck, right on the cusp of lunch. A change in weather forced the covers to come out at the MCG on Monday, with Pakistan 142-4 on day one of the second Test. (more...)
Trump calls for United States to strengthen nuclear capabilities Trump calls for United States to strengthen nuclear capabilities
- December 28, 2016

The friendly compliment exchange comes as both Putin and Trump have discussed expanding their respective nation's nuclear powers. Mr Trump still does not appreciate that every word he utters carries tremendous weight and could have dramatic, untold, far-reaching, unpredictable consequences - something that is especially true in the nuclear arena. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp Says Chelsea Had Healthiest Side in the League
- December 27, 2016

The Reds have only lost twice all season but are now missing the influential Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the first of their two home games before the end of the year. "We lost Phil [Coutinho] and Daniel [Sturridge] and Danny Ings in hard moments when you really could use them". "There is no flawless system in world football, but when they go on like this they are the deserved champions, nobody could have a doubt about this", noted Klopp. (more...)
Rapper Troy Ave Shot in Brooklyn on Christmas, Police Say
- December 27, 2016

Ave was involved in a shooting incident that left him injured and one of his body guards dead during a T.I. concert in NY earlier in the year, according to the Post . Collins was in his red Maserati at a stop light in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Sunday when a man walked up to the driver's side and opened fire, grazing Collins' head and shooting him in the shoulder. (more...)
Sam Allardyce gets another chance as Crystal Palace appoint him manager
- December 27, 2016

The post Crystal Palace Winger Wilfried Zaha Reveals Disappointment at Alan Pardew Sacking appeared first on Football Ghana. The first half pretty much belonged to Palace, despite Watford's gradual improvement, and the Eagles capitalised on a good start when Andros Townsend slipped the ball through to Yohan Cabaye who finished neatly amidst offside shouts. (more...)
Arsene Wenger hoping a chat with David Beckham will rectify problems
- December 27, 2016

David Beckham was a thorn in Arsenal's side during his Manchester United days but the former England captain is now on good terms with Wenger. "If you look at the players who were not playing and not in the team today, and then you look at Chelsea's, I think Arsenal have definitely got the stronger squad", he said. (more...)
Adrian Peterson won't play Saturday vs. Green Bay Adrian Peterson won't play Saturday vs. Green Bay
- December 27, 2016

The Vikings (7-7) are back in Green Bay on Saturday for a must-win game against the surging Packers, who have won four in a row behind a rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers. In the second half, Rhodes covered Nelson on both sides of the field. "I think he's the best quarterback in the league so he just came out and was focused and we were locked in on the outside making plays". (more...)
Guardiola: It's impossible for Man City to sign Van Dijk
- December 26, 2016

Christmas gifts come in all shapes, colours and sizes, and this year it came in blue for in-demand Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk . Guardiola believes that new arrivals are unlikely but, while he does hint that he could do with a new full-back, he insists that there is absolutely no chance of Van Dijk being signed. (more...)
Atlanta Falcons Team Grades: Falcons Clinch NFC South Atlanta Falcons Team Grades: Falcons Clinch NFC South
- December 26, 2016

Quinn's Falcons may be the most talented we've seen in Atlanta since 1998. The Falcons promoted him from the practice squad because they were short on tight ends after with Jacob Tamme went on injured reserve and starter Austin Hooper was sidelined with a knee injury. (more...)
NBA Predictions: Warriors vs. Cavaliers 12/25/16 NBA Predictions: Warriors vs. Cavaliers 12/25/16
- December 26, 2016

And as was the case in the finals, it was Irving, who made a 3-pointer in the final minute of game seven, who made the biggest basket. This will be Kevin Durant's first time playing against the Cavaliers since joining Golden State and he will look to make a huge impact. (more...)