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Sarri tips Hazard for EPL Golden Boot

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Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud , has said that the "competition" between him and fellow teammate, Alvaro Morata, will help the club achieve their target this season. 'I'm not sure Chelsea will dominate the league enough to create enough chances for Hazard to get 40 goals, because of Liverpool and Manchester City , ' Pearce told talkSPORT . Read More »

Southampton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

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There were no personnel changes on either end for the resumption of the remaining 45 minutes, as both sides were content with the status quo of the first period. They will look for anything they can get and the referee's bought that. They thought: 'Sod it, let's have a go, throw people forward and take risks'. Read More »

Tom Brady discusses Patriots' trade for WR Josh Gordon

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The Browns opted to part ways with Gordon ahead of Week 2 of the NFL season, but instead of releasing him, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport first reported the Patriots struck a deal. The 'Sheriff, ' Carson Wentz is back and the Eagles could be in the market for a big named wide receiver. ESPN's Mike Clay , who handles statistical projections for the website's fantasy football operation, foresees a presumed "significant role" for Gordon resulting in 55 catches for 851 yards and six touchdowns ... Read More »

Urban Meyer offers apologies ahead of return to sideline

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Still, one of the more striking moments in the interview's excerpt came when Rinadli questioned Meyer's - and Ohio State's - commitment to the coach's stated values of honesty and respect towards women. Meyer will never be able to control the narrative about his reputation again - but at least he has been given an opportunity to restore some of that credibility during his time at Ohio State. Read More »

Liverpool’s Fabinho sends message on Twitter ahead of PSG game

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However, he lasted just 30 minutes in Kiev after injuring his shoulder when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and the Spanish giants went on to lift the trophy in a 3-1 win. It would come as a huge blow to the Reds forward who was direclty involved in 16 Champions League goals last season. Reds legend John Aldridge has suggested the summer signing from Stoke may be brought in with Roberto Firmino an injury doubt. Read More »

Man charged in death of former ISU womens golfer Barquin Arozamena

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Cops have since arrested Collin Daniel Richards, 22, and charged him with first-degree murder in connection with her death. A 22-year-old golfer headed for the height of her sport was instead murdered on the course. A native of Spain, Barquin Arozamena had a tremendous career at ISU, making four straight NCAA Regional appearances and earning three All-Big 12 honors. Read More »

Seeded Zhang Shuai reaches the semi-finals of Japan Open

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And there could be an all-Chinese final at this hard-court event, after Wang Qiang progressed to the last four thanks to a routine 6-2 6-2 defeat of Magda Linette , the runner-up in 2015. Prior to that tournament, she had played only two tour-level main draw matches (l. Townsend at 2017 Miami; l. Nara 2017 Roland Garros). Next Zhang will face American Amanda Anisimova who defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in straight sets as well. Read More »

PSV coach Van Bommel warns players over Messi shirt swap

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PSV Eindhoven midfielder Hirving Lozano admits he'd like to play for Barcelona . "Thanks to God I had a good [World Cup] and many teams asked about me", he said (via the Daily Express ). "But, for me. he is still the best in the world, even if sometimes he doesn't win the Ballon d'Or". Barcelona will be back in UEFA Champions League action on Tuesday night, commencing with their comfortable outing against Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou . Read More »

Vikings expect Packers QB who ‘walks on water’ to play

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Wearing a brace could be an option, depending on how the quarterback feels later in the week. The Vikings are planning to face Rodgers, not backup DeShone Kizer , in what will be quarterback Kirk Cousins' first NFC North game since signing in Minnesota as a free agent in March. Read More »

4 takeaways from Bears' 24-17 win over Seahawks

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The Bears got on the board first, marching 96 yards down the field after Michael Dickson's punt pinned them on their own 4-yard line. The Seahawks didn't score until Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 56-yard as the half ended. It sucked to be able to watch. But it was good to get that drive, we went hurry-up, got it going, Russ called a play. That left the Seahawks with too much to do and, although they collected another touchdown through Will Dissly in the closing stages, the visitors could ... Read More »

What Gareth bale told Loris Karius after CL horror show

I had a number of posters on my bedroom wall growing up, one of them was a Barcelona poster. 'I try to work hard regardless of my position and I work hard on every aspect of my game, I feel more of an attacking midfielder and I am comfortable on the left as this is where I've played the most. Read More »

Carson Wentz cleared and will start in Week 3 for the Eagles

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But, as we have said several times , expect him to be more of a strictly pocket quarterback than in the past. The decision was made strictly on a medical basis, Pederson said . Wentz was having a MVP season for the Eagles a year ago, throwing a team record 33 touchdown passes before the injury. Wentz medically is fine to play. Read More »

Seahawks vs. Bears: Chicago, Seattle vying for first win of 2018

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But, here are the three offensive and defensive players the Bears faithful should definitely keep a close eye on this Monday night. Seattle has made fewer changes on offense, where many thought more were required, particularly on a porous offensive line, but the one constant that remains and around whom this team will be built going forward is Russell Wilson . Read More »

France beat Spain to make Davis Cup final

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Davis Cup rookie Benoit Paire gave France a winning start on Friday when the bearded 29-year-old enjoyed what he termed "a dream" 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Pablo Carreno Busta. Spain had to make do without top-ranked Rafael Nadal after he was ruled out due to the right-knee injury he suffered during his US Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro last week. Read More »

It's not a disaster - Pochettino not anxious by Spurs slump

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Roberto Firmino suffered an eye injury during Liverpool's 2-1 win at Tottenham after a challenge from Jan Vertonghen. "That's not to say that for one second it's easy, but we knew that before". "Thank you for all the support and see you soon". You can make as much noise as you want, that would sound fantastic in other stadiums, but unless you are close to it, it doesn't travel round the stadium. Read More »

Martin Gramatica to LeBron, Back Off Zane Gonzalez!

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Let me reiterate that: just 18 of the 53 players to earn their stripes on Cleveland's opening day roster in 2017 have taken the field in 2018. However, the Browns missed the chance to go up by 10 points when Gonzalez pulled the attempt wide left. Read More »

Vikings sign K Dan Bailey

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He cut by the Dallas Cowboys and other teams are pursuing him. The free-agent National Football League kicker has rejected contract offers from four teams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday, citing a source. This is a huge get for the Vikings. Having someone with some experience in pressure situations, and kicking in tough road environments that aren't in the SEC (Carlson went to school at Auburn), may have sent the Vikings home with a 2-0 record Sunday afternoon. Read More »

N'Golo Kante reveals PSG 'contact' - Premier League 2018

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The France global has been a key player for the west London side over the past two seasons following his move to Stamford Bridge in 2016. Kante , who has just under three years left on his contract, admitted he held tentative talks over a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. Read More »

Firmino injury latest: "No chance" he could play for Liverpool today

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Laurent Blanc was axed in 2016 having failed to get beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League , and Unai Emery lost his job after just two seasons following consecutive last 16 exits. Everybody who saw the picture after the game, we were all shocked. We tried to give Divock and Dom a bit of practice [for the U23s]; they used it, they scored, but it looks like both of them will not be available for tomorrow. Read More »

Ronaldo scores brace for Juventus

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Ronaldo - Real Madrid's record all-time goalscorer - showed his frustration, however, kicking the post as he missed two more chances. The former Bayern Munich winger was not blown up for a strong challenge on Federico Di Francesco in the build-up to the visitor's goal and appeared to elbow him as he attempted to get back to his feet. Read More »

Dwyane Wade makes Miami Heat retirement decision

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Wade went into plenty of detail during the ten minute video about his decision and spoke about losing his former agent Henry Thomas to a neuromuscular disease in January. In February, Wade was traded back to Miami , who narrowly missed out on a place in the National Basketball Association play-offs after finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

New Stats Support Umpire Carlos Ramos In Dispute With Serena Williams

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Ms Williams also affirmed her argument that sportswomen should be treated the same as their male counterparts. (AAP)Serena Williams confronts umpire Carlos Ramos at the US Open women's final. "But if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is not very Japanese". Courier insisted there was nothing to discuss with his team over Ramos. Read More »

Hazard can be Premier League top-scorer, says Chelsea’s Sarri

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Quizzed on if Hazard agreed with him, Sarri said: "If you have seen Saturday's match, then I think so". Asked if Hazard can win the Golden Boot, Sarri said: "I think so". "'He's a target man - maybe the best in the world, I think so", he said. When he gets the ball he can hold it up really well. "Today [Giroud] played very well without scoring, but very useful for his team-mates I think". Read More »

Jürgen Klopp offers injury update ahead of PSG clash

He got a knock and we will see how that develops. We only don't know exactly when. Should Firmino fail in his fitness battle, Sturridge could make his first Champions League start for Liverpool . Utility player, James Milner, has been one of Liverpool's most impressive performers so far this season, and his tally of nine Champions League assists last term was a new record for the competition. Read More »

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018: Results, Highlights and Grades

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That means that if you never had a WWE Network account you will be able to watch the entire show as well as other exciting wrestling content without paying anything for the next 30 days. AJ Styles will also defend his World title against Samoa Joe . Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey will defend against Alexa Bliss in another SummerSlam rematch. Read More »

Liverpool and Chelsea make Premier League history

And the 27-year-old was quick to pay tribute to Frenchman Giroud for serving up his first two goals on a plate on Saturday. "When he's got the ball, he can hold the ball and we can go with him in deep". 'We just keep the ball. He also said manager Maurizio Sarri , just wants his players to possess the ball and play good passes. "A hat-trick comes with confidence, so I will try to do more of this". Read More »

Australian newspaper reprints 'racist and sexist' Serena Williams cartoon on front page

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Knight has also been accused of "whitewashing" Williams's victorious opponent, Japan's Naomi Osaka, who he depicted as a white woman with blonde hair asking the umpire: "Can you just let her win?" In response to the building controversy, The Herald Sun stood by its cartoonist and published all of its controversial political cartoons on their front page with the headline "Welcome to PC World". Read More »

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

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Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings fires up his teammates on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018 in Green Bay , Wisconsin. Apparently the hit wasn't penalized for leading with the helmet or Matthews using his full weight to drive the quarterback down. "It has nothing to do with helmet to helmet. Read More »

Yarmolenko and Arnautovic star as West Ham get first points

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West Ham's second was all down to Yarmolenko, though, as he capitalised on a poor clearance from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before curling the ball into the bottom corner. "He links it up and gets the finish (for West Ham's third goal)". Everton looked devoid of craft in the final third for much of the contest, and Walcott has to accept a share of the blame. Read More »

Defiant Serena Williams opens up about US Open controversy

Born in Osaka, Japan to a Japanese mother, Tamaki Osaka, and a Haitian-American father, Leonard "San" François, Naomi moved to the United States when she was just three. The 20-time Grand Slam victor was deducted a game and a point for three violations. When the next game started with Naomi ahead 15-0, an irate Serena asked Carlos to consider reversing the first code violation. Read More »

Four share lead at LPGA Evian Championship

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I love that it's hard and it really rewards good and penalizes bad shots. Hataoka had six birdies and two bogeys to launch her bid for a first major, but admitted that there is still a long way to go. Carlota Ciganda , who also shot a 65 on Thursday, birdied her first hole on Friday to get to 7 under overall but still was on the course. Austin Ernst (70) is also two shots back, completing her round minutes before Hurricane Florence made landfall close to her home state SC. Read More »

Chiefs’ Mahomes named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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The Steelers were down 21-0. According to ESPN, the Steelers quarterback will play Sunday. The six touchdown passes by Mahomes tied the most ever allowed by the Steelers in franchise history. Chris Boswell's extra point made it 42-37. When the Steelers fell behind 21-0, it brought back eerie reminders of the playoff loss to Jacksonville in the last meaningful National Football League game played at Heinz Field. Read More »

Knicks, Joakim Noah expected to part ways

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Many New York Knicks fans have been split on Joakim Noah . NY is expected to part ways with the 33-year-old big man before the start of training camp, according to a report by The Athletic's Shams Charania. The former Chicago Bull signed a four-year deal worth over $72 million dollars with the Knicks in the 2016 offseason. This would mean he'd be teaming up with his former teammates Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Aaron Brooks, and Taj Gibson. Read More »

Brady on song as Patriots start with a win over Houston

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In his Saints debut, Gillislee fumbled in the second quarter on a hit by Vernon Hargreaves. He had eight completions of 20 or more yards. Meanwhile, new Redskins quarterback Alex Smith led Washington to a 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns, while Cam Newton threw for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Carolina Panthers' 16-8 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Read More »

NFL Team Owner Supports Players' Protest, Lashes Out At Trump

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These are some of the most patriotic people. best people. "I mean there is just a great future for this stuff [memory chips]", Tepper said. During an appearance on CNBC , Tepper, who purchased the NFL team for a record $2.275 billion this summer, said "it's the biggest pile of bull-dingy ever" to slam players who choose to protest during the national anthem . Read More »

Marco Silva blasts team’s performance after West Ham defeat

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Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice on his first start for West Ham as they climbed off the foot of the English Premier League table with a 3-1 win away to Everton on Sunday. That's what sometimes you need. "We've had two fantastic weeks of hard training but that game was about the result, not the performance. What Pellegrini needs to do is tear the whole place apart, get grafters in the side who are going to give you a minimum 8/10 week-in, week-out in terms of work rate, rather than fancy ... Read More »

Wilfried Zaha stuns Huddersfield as Crystal Palace take all three points

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Zaha, who scored his third goal of the season in Palace's 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, was pulled to the ground in the 27th minute by Mathias Jorgensen, who was booked. "I don't think we had many shots but I managed to connect with it well and scored". "I don't know [what can be done to help]". I feel like before anyone gets a red card I'd have to get my leg broken. Read More »

Premier League Preview: Man City vs. Fulham

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The drop off in intensity got under Delph's skin, with the left back frustrated by their inability to net even more on his first club appearance of the campaign. 'Bernardo Silva? Ah, he's average. All the credit to him; he made really important steps in the game . Bernardo Silva formed part of a frightening City attack that gave Fulham a torrid time for large periods. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in epic brawl

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This time around, a victor was declared as the judges who saw the tilt tipping over to Mexican's side, 115-113, outnumbered the lone judge who scored the fight 114-114. I want to thank everyone who believes in me. "This is for them and long live Mexico". "GGG" left the ring and did not give the customary post-fight interview to HBO Boxing analyst Max Kellerman. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goal for Juventus

Juventus started the match impressively and had the first chance to score in the 7th minute when Sami Khedira located Dybala with a fine pass, but the Argentine failed to score. Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Portugal global Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus' chiefs to give him three more bodyguards for himself and his family in Italy . Read More »

This Juventus Superstar Will Join La Liga In January

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The Portuguese star moved to Italy in a £100million deal this summer, ending his trophy-laden spell at Real Madrid . Ronaldo has failed to find the net during his first three games for Juventus following his move from Real Madrid and will continue his quest when the Serie A leaders, early leaders with nine points, host surprise early challengers Sassuolo on Sunday. Read More »

Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz: I know I can handle No7

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The striker who came through Los Blancos ' youth system, before being sold under Zinedine Zidane, has taken the iconic number seven shirt at the Santiago Bernabeu - something he admits has attracted a fair amount of attention. Madrid are looking to continue their dominance within European football and replace their former star and record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo . "It was a number that was free and to me it is a number that I like". Read More »