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Ben Stokes to return to cricket in New Zealand

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Ben Stokes has signed as an overseas player with the Canterbury Cricket Association (CCA) and will be available to play against Otago in New Zealand's domestic Ford Trophy on Sunday. Stokes subsequently began talks with Canterbury and has now concluded terms on a loose arrangement that will see him play domestic cricket in his homeland, while remaining geographically nearby should his situation with England change. Read More »

ESPN is laying off 150 more people

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John Skipper, president of the embattled sports juggernaut, said in a memo today that the network is informing 150 people that their jobs are being eliminated. In 2010, ESPN, long a Disney profit center, was available in almost 100 million homes in the country, but it is now in about 87 million, according to Nielsen data. Read More »

Alfa Romeo to return to Formula One (4)

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Both parties will work together and benefit from each other in the fields of development, strategy, with Sauber gaining access to Alfa Romeo's engineering expertise. 2018 will certainly be a year to watch out in the Formula 1 World Championship with major changes happening. Sauber has been in F1 since 1993 but has struggled lately, finishing tenth and last in the 2017 season which ended on Sunday. Read More »

NBA Recaps: James ejected, but Cavs win

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James began complaining after missing the shot and was immediately tossed for the first time in 1,082 regular season games, according to ESPN. Its uninspired play led to it facing a deficit as large as 34 points in the second half, but when LeBron James was ejected with 1:59 left in the third quarter, and the Heat had reduced the deficit to just 19 points, it looked like they were on the cusp of claiming the late-game momentum necessary to make a run. Read More »

Herm Edwards to interview for Arizona State job

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In a surprise move, former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards has now become one of the leading candidates at Arizona State , where Edwards will interview this upcoming weekend. Before making the jump to the National Football League in 1990 as a scout for the Chiefs, he worked as an offensive assistant for San Jose University from 1987 to 1989. Read More »

Tennessee turning focus toward Purdue's Jeff Brohm for coaching vacancy

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Brohm won 30 games over three seasons at Western Kentucky and, this year, led Purdue to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2012, but are we now at the point where someone might consider Purdue a better job than Tennessee? It was reported by SEC Country's Mike Griffith on Tuesday night that Brohm and Morris were the likely next two targets for Tennessee. Read More »

Kubica completes first day of crunch Williams test

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Kubica is highly-tipped as the favourite to replace Felipe Massa at Williams for 2018, the 32-year-old has tested for the team at Silverstone and Hungary in the 2014-spec FW36. "In the end, what the future will bring I don't know, but definitively if you look at the overall picture, where I was 12 months ago and where I am now, it has been a good 12 months. Read More »

Stoke Always Up Game For Big Clubs, Warns Liverpool Midfielder

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In all likeliness, Klopp may call on the services of Roberto Firmino and Senegalese striker Sadio Mane after both were rested for the weekend tie against Chelsea. Olivier Giroud and Diafra Sakho have made the most substitute appearances in the top flight, coming off the bench 10 times for Arsenal and West Ham respectively so far in the campaign. Read More »

QPR fans react to Charlie Austin heroics for Southampton

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But Everton's club-record signing admits he could take no enjoyment from his first Premier League goal since moving from Swansea in the summer. 'We need a little bit of luck, we got back into the game but we need to make sure we take advantage of those situations. Read More »

Allardyce Agrees Deal To Become Everton Manager

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Caretaker manager David Unsworth , who has won just one of his seven games in charge since being promoted from the role of Everton Under-23 manager after Koeman was sacked in October, said: "As we sit here right now, I believe the board are talking to a few people". Read More »

Has the BCCI 'unofficially' retired Sachin Tendulkar's No. 10 jersey?

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In the sporting world, retiring an athlete's jersey is a form of honouring them after their retirement. He had also claimed 154 wickets in equal number of games, with the best being 32/5 against Australia at Kochi in 1998. Mumbai Indians had retired the jersey after Tendulkar retired from the Indian Premier League in 2013. "The BCCI has not taken any such call (retiring the No.10 jersey)". Read More »

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla To Undergo Ninth Surgery On Injured Ankle

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Cazorla had to have skin taken from his arm and inserted into his Achilles after losing 8cms of the tendon following complications. The Spaniard confirmed he has lost eight centimetres of his Achilles tendon as a result, and feared he may lose his foot after suffering an infection earlier this month. Read More »

Nebraska's Hunter named Big Ten Setter of the Year

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Penn State RB Saquon Barkley added another accolade to his illustrious career Tuesday when the conference media and coaches voted him as an All-Big Ten Special Teams honoree. He ranks ninth in school history with 282 career tackles.The coaches named Cabinda to their third team past year, and he received honorable mention from the coaches and media in 2015.Oruwariye, a junior, became the first Penn State cornerback to be picked to the first or second team since Lydell Sargeant was named to ... Read More »

LeBron James ejected in third quarter against Miami Heat

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There was nothing on the replays that suggested James made any contact, though. After the game, Fitzerald explained his decision to throw out the four-time MVP. I watch games every single night, and I see jump shooters going to the line double-digit times every single night. James, who had stripped the ball from Miami's James Johnson at the other end, said he was "fouled all the way up the court, from the time that I stripped him all the way til I got to the rim". Read More »

Mike Gundy has been frustrated with Oklahoma State, his new contract

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The Vols didn't plan to waste any time moving on from Mike Gundy after the Oklahoma State coach turned down what the source described as "an aggressive offer" on Tuesday night. He also reported that the Volunteers talked to Gundy about the job and that former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning had a phone conversation with Gundy, trying to persuade him to accept the position. Read More »

UFC confirmation means Conor McGregor will not fight again this year

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And so, White continues to work toward a new deal that hopefully can work for both sides. White said he was trying to put together a fight involving McGregor together for UFC 219, which will be held at T-Mobile Arena on December 30. "That's not the healthiest environment". But if Conor walks away and doesn't fight again, it's part of the game. In addition to being the company's biggest star, he hasn't defended his 155-pound title since claiming it in November 2016 at UFC 205. Read More »

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Pittsburgh should win it all

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Tomlin, as I'm sure you'll remember, called the Week 15 matchup with the Patriots "part one". Third-year quarterback Brett Hunley has 168 career reps behind center - 158 of those pass attempts come in the last five games since Rodgers injury - and rookie running back Jamaal Williams out of BYU was the sole back going against the Steelers , the league's eighth-ranked rush defense. Read More »

Former Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden announces retirement

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Elliott is now serving a six-game suspension and won't return until Christmas Eve. The Redskins clearly didn't adjust as well as they had three turnovers, one returned for a touchdown, as well as a blocked field-goal try that led to another Dallas TD and changed the tone of the game. Read More »

Ex-Bull Ben Gordon arrested for felony robbery

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Eventually, the man gave Gordon some money and got him to go away, but a short time later, Gordon returned when he realized that all of the money that he was apparently owed wasn't there. Gordon returned shortly thereafter, again demanding the security deposit - and this time Gordon had a knife, according to the police report . He also sent several threatening videos to people during that incident, and it's clear something doesn't seem to be right with Gordon. Read More »

Gundy meeting with Tennessee

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But someone with very deep ties to another program, and no connection to Tennessee, has surfaced. According to long-time Knoxville reporter Jimmy Hyams , Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has emerged as the front runner for the Vols in their search for a new head football coach. Read More »

Dortmund ready to offload Aubameyang in January

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The report states that the Gabon global will be allowed to leave his Bundesliga club in the coming weeks after upsetting his a few members of his clubs board. The Gabon star has suffered a number of disciplinary issues at the club and was recently suspended by Dortmund for turning up late to training. His team-mates are reportedly angry with his time-keeping and taking part in an unauthorized video shoot. Read More »

Antonio Conte reveals how Blues can catch Manchester City

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The five players who could soon be wearing blue are Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro - both of whom were linked to Stamford Bridge in August - Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke and a couple of France-based aces in Lyon's Mounter Diakhaby and Lucas Moura of Paris Saint-Germain. Read More »

OECD almost doubles Turkey's growth estimate for 2017

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USA tax cuts would give economic growth a temporary boost next year by stimulating business investment and consumer spending, before slowing employment gains drag down the pace of expansion in 2019, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run!

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Springsteen has already sold out 16 weeks of performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and by the end of his previously announced dates on February 3, will have performed 80 shows. Springsteen's memoir " Born to Run " (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album "Chapter and Verse" were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November past year. Read More »

Eden Hazard Gives Strange Reaction to Danny Drinkwater's Inclusion Against Liverpool

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He is in a really good form and he likes to play as a striker. "And he certainly has in recent weeks, then nothing changes as far as I'm concerned". Every year, things were said about me, but I stayed". Chelsea star Eden Hazard revealed in a interview with the Evening Standard that he was left badly isolated by Antonio Conte's tactics during his sides 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, and that he sometimes takes it easy in training in order to recover from the ... Read More »

Chiefs sticking with Alex Smith at QB for Week 13 vs. Jets

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But the offense averaging 17.5 points during the last six games rekindled talk that perhaps Mahomes offers a solution to the offensive woes. Tre'Davious White's interception with 1:25 remaining in Sunday's game to seal the win over Kansas City not only ended Buffalo's three-game losing streak. Read More »

Everton to appoint Sam Allardyce as new manager in next 24 hours

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Talks were continuing last night with the length of contract set to be one important aspect. Allardyce was initially offered a deal until the end of the season and, after pulling out of discussions, said he did not feel wanted enough by the club and was put off by their indecision. Read More »

F1 unveils new logo after Abu Dhabi GP

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Although Liberty have faced some criticisms from teams and manufacturers in recent weeks, on the back of new engine rule proposals and a fall in F1 prize money income, Todt has faith that the American media giants are good for the sport. "We set out to create a logo that captures the speed and excitement of the pinnacle of motorsport and this reveal signals the beginning of a new era for Formula One". Read More »

1; Auburn Is No. 4 & Alabama No. 5 In AP Poll

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The same applies to the ACC Championship. Auburn: Auburn is in with a win. TCU: The Horned Frogs are victims of losing two games in three weeks late in the season - Iowa State on October 28 and Oklahoma on November 11. The Tide's fate is no longer in their own hands, as their loss to Auburn ceded the SEC West. The Sooners' only loss is to Iowa State, which finished a respectable 7-5. Read More »

Hazard treated Liverpool players 'like training cones'

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If they do not win at Watford and lose at Arsenal, and Man City win both their games, they could be 13 points behind and that would be completely it. "We have to be there to keep on winning and hopefully close down on them". I didn't think a second after the game about Manchester City . " Manchester City's path is incredible, no? " he said . This match was an excellent opportunity at overtaking 3rd place Chelsea who were away at a hard fixture at Liverpool but today just was not the day ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets New Bust Accurately Portrays Handsomeness

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Neither did Jesus please everyone.... Gone were the soccer stud's ideal features and in their place was a face sporting a goofy grin that viewers thought looked more like the president's son than the gorgeous athlete. The new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that has been recently unveiled by his football club, Real Madrid looks very different from the previous bust of the football player, which was heavily ridiculed over the Internet for looking nothing like Ronaldo. Read More »

4 takeaways from Ravens' 23-16 win over Texans

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With the Baltimore Ravens' offense struggling to move the ball and getting booed throughout Monday night's game against the Houston Texans , it was up to the defense and the right leg of Justin Tucker to close out an important victory. Lamar Miller ran it in from four yards out for a 7-0 Texans lead. The Ravens are in good position tonight especially since the Texans are without the injured QB Deshaun Watson. Read More »

Martial explains why his form dipped for Man Utd last season

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Mourinho was asked about Paul Pogba , who played the full 90 minutes against Brighton. Jose Mourinho talked on Monday in a press conference about the next rival, but also about certain players missing the Watford game. But now when I go out onto the pitch, I want to tear it up. Let's see what we can achieve together. As Manchester City continue to win week in-week out, the pressure on United is continuous. Read More »

Martellus Bennett headed to injured reserve with shoulder injury

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In direct correlation to the move, New England has also made a decision to place safety Nate Ebner on season-ending IR after he suffered a knee injury against the Miami Dolphins . For his National Football League career as a whole, Bennett has hauled in 433 receptions for 4,573 yards and an even 30 touchdowns. One has to wonder if he's played his last game in the NFL. Read More »

Grizzlies fire David Fizdale

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I don't know if it's fair or not, but in talking to other people in the National Basketball Association, talking to retired players, one thing I've heard them say is that what's going on with me isn't right and they've never seen anything like this before. Read More »

Trump hits the fairways with Tiger, Dustin

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If 2017 Tiger can hit with Dustin Johnson , that's, umm, impressive! Last week, Woods played a casual four-ball match at Trump National Golf Club with three of the biggest names in golf: President Donald Trump , the world No. "That morning, Trump tweeted that he was going to be playing with Johnson and Woods", Faxon wrote. "[Johnson is] the No. 1 player in the world". Johnson is the world's top ranked golfer, and Woods is a former world champion who has been trying to make a comeback ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal can gain confidence from win at Burnley

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Wenger said after the game he hadn't spoken directly to Ozil so couldn't say what illness he had, adding that Ainsley Maitland-Niles had to make a late journey to Burnley to make up the numbers on the bench. Teams who struggle at Burnley, and there have been many in the past two seasons of Premier League action, often fall back on stereotypes about their style of play. Read More »

Almost 200 Women Claim They Have Been Sexually Abused At Massage Envy

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He admitted to assaulting not just Ingram but other Massage Envy clients as well. Accuser Susan Ingram told CBS News that she was groped "roughly and aggressively" by her masseur in a 2015 visit to Massage Envy. According to the report, the chain told Buzzfeed it would not be "appropriate to respond point-by-point" to questions "because of pending litigation" and the confidential documents involved. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku faces ban after kick at Brighton defender Gaëtan Bong

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The Belgium worldwide was left sweating on possible retrospective action as the incident was missed by referee Neil Swarbrick and his team of assistants. If found guilty, Lukaku could be charged with violent conduct which would rule him out of United's next three league games. The incident took place in the 66th minute of Saturday's game - Lukaku lashed out at Bong with his right boot, then connected with the Cameroon worldwide with his left as they tangled at a corner, as Ashley Young's ... Read More »

Hodgson ruled out of World Cup final

The star No.9's long-term injury has lurched the club into a hooking crisis with the Raiders desperately seeking salary cap compensation from the NRL. Bennett knows his side have to be flawless in order to upset the Kanagroos, although, that task might be tougher potentially without Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson who injured his knee twice during the semi-final win. Read More »

Milan Replace Manager With Former Player

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Serie A giants, AC Milan have sacked head coach, Vincenzo Montella and replaced him with former midfielder and captain, Gennaro Gattuso . Milan is now sitting in seventh position, 18 points behind league leaders, Napoli. Milan have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a match to spare but their dwindling domestic form has been a concern for some time. Read More »

Panthers TE Greg Olsen Returns From IR

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Here is the good, the bad and the ugly... Graham Gano later connected on a 45-yard field goal. NT Steve McClendon and LB Demario Davis were both credited with sacks of QB Cam Newton in the first quarter. Long snapper Thomas Hennessy was in position to make a tackle in coverage, but returner Kaelin Clay spun around the Don Bosco alum before sprinting 60 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown - and the decisive blow. Read More »

Mourinho offers coaching role to Man United's Carrick

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Michael Carrick , who is now on a year deal that expires at the end of the season, has been with the club since the summer of 2006. Carrick - who is contracted until the end of this season - is thought to have been left feeling "a bit down" by the situation, according to friends, but he is now close to full fitness and a return. Read More »