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Puel returns to heap misery on Southampton

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The 2015-16 Premier League champions have only lost one of the seven games that he has been in charge - a 2-0 reverse at the hands of runaway leaders Manchester City . It was a great introduction to the Premier League and perhaps allowed me to become a better manager. Puel however will hope that the recent prolificacy of his team could re-write that relatively poor recent record. Read More »

Feminism named Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster

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Use of the word spiked this year, due in part to events like the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and similar marches worldwide. "But when we look back at the past twelve months and combine an analysis of words that have been looked up much more frequently than during the previous year along with instances of intense spikes of interest because of news events, we see that one word stands out in both categories". Read More »

Iniesta gives support for Barcelona signing Liverpool star Coutinho

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There's still a long way to go and we've got some key players to come back. It is nothing, I didn't use any words I have to take back. I don't like it, but I'm pretty sure I can't change it. Always in this short term you always need to judge: is the muscle they feel an injury or is it just intensity? "It doesn't happen a lot", Klopp said . Read More »

Arsenal Vs West Ham United: 5 key players to watch

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West Ham United host Arsenal in the Premier League this evening. As a result Giroud is yet to start a Premier League game this season, though he has featured 12 times from the bench. "He is ambitious but in situations like this, we focus on the collective attitude of one team and not on one player". It was a good cross from Alexis. Read More »

Angels officially acquire Ian Kinsler

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Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the news . In four seasons in Detroit , Kinsler hit.275 with a.328 on-base and.436 slugging percentages. Update: It seems the Detroit Tigers aren't sending Kinsler out the door just yet per Buster Onley of ESPN. Read More »

A Washington Redskins "Fake News" Story Went Viral to Make a Point

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Wednesday morning was a insane time for the Washington Redskins . The people who put the publicity stunt together covered all their internet bases when they made the announcement that the Redskins would be "changing" their name. A website , set up to look identical to the Redskin's website, has a disclaimer stating, "This website is a parody and is not endorsed by the Washington football team, the NFL , Dan Snyder , or any of their affiliates because, in 2017, these people think it's ... Read More »

Roger Goodell: My relationship with Jerry Jones is great

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When asked if he believed Kaepernick should be on a team, Goodell said, "Each and every club's got to make those decisions. I think it's important to have difference voices in the room". The first negotiation Goodell will have to deal with is the next collective bargaining agreement. Jones lost that battle, with Goodell earning the five-year extension that could be worth up to $200 million total. Read More »

Colts kicker may lose out on $500K bonus after Bills game

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Looking for that unique holiday gift to give this year? At 7-6, Buffalo is technically the AFC's sixth seed. The Bills are still technically in the hunt for the postseason, although they had to overcome a questionable punt on fourth down in overtime, and needed the Colts to commit a penalty on their two-point conversion in regulation, to win the game. Read More »

Lukaku goal just enough for lacklustre Man United

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You don't think they are a team capable of coming to Old Trafford and doing well? But Howe is not concerned about the hard games coming up as he believes Bournemouth are playing well enough to collect results. United midfielder Ander Herrera was booked for diving after he went down under a challenge from Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi in the penalty area in the second half, when the home side were already trailing at Old Trafford. Read More »

Shots fired at Penn State satellite campus

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CBS Pittsburgh , citing police, reported that the shooting is being investigated as a murder-suicide. Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. WPXI reported that the coroner was called to the scene. "When he arrived, he found the two individuals deceased", said Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Read More »

Pep Guardiola reacts to Man City's record 15th straight win

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City's previous best run came as they finished Premier League runners-up to Chelsea despite winning their final six games of the 2014-15 campaign. City controlled the first half, but couldn't create numerous kinds of transcendent, clocklike moments of movement and interplay that have had people wondering if this might be the Premier League's best ever team. Read More »

USA channel's finding on Ram Setu reaffirms BJP's stand: Prasad

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The scientist also quoted that the rock like structures connecting the two islands predate sand. Addressing the media outside the Parliament, Prasad welcomed this revelation and stated that nobody could tamper with Ram Setu . However, there has never been any valid evidence. A promo of the show by the channel claims that the bridge may have been built by humans and may not be a natural formation. Read More »

Chris Froome Fails Doping Test

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The UCI said analysis of the rider's B sample from the Vuelta test had confirmed the results of the A sample and proceedings were being conducted in line with its anti-doping rules. "I have the utmost confidence that Chris followed the medical guidance in managing his asthma symptoms, staying within the permissible dose for Salbutamol". Read More »

Van Gaal slams Mourinho

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The Red Devils will be looking forward to bounce back by grabbing a win against Bournemouth at Old Trafford tonight. Bournemouth have made a stark improvement in recent weeks, with just a single loss in their last six Premier League fixtures. Read More »

Why West Brom's Evans to Manchester City is surely now inevitable

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Kyle Bartley remains sidelined with a knee injury. There are a lot more games to play and a lot more points to earn'. The game entered a stalemate for the next 15 minutes as Manchester City adapted to defend the lead where as Man United tried to attack but were unable to break the defense. Read More »

Horn retains world title belt with TKO victory over Corcoran

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The fiery Corcoran backed up his tough pre-fight talk, taking the fight to Horn in the early exchanges. Horn was beating Corcoran by big margins on all three scorecards at that point (100-90, 99-91, 99-91). Jeff Horn goes toe to toe with Gary Corcoran during the WBO Welterweight Championship bout in Brisbane. "Horn is a fighter now who is making some noises around the world of boxing", Khan told reporters. Read More »

Chris Gayle slams landmark T20 century!

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What followed was a 201-run second-wicket stand between Gayle and Brendon McCullum , that also realised 75 runs in the last five overs. He started quietly, with his first 16 runs requiring 13 balls but exploded in the sixth over with a pair of sixes off Mosaddek Hossain , as the off-spinner's third over leaked 19 runs. Read More »

Wenger Assures Ramsey's Hamstring Not Serious But He'll Miss West Ham Game

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Olivier Giroud came to Arsenal's rescue against Southampton but it remains to be seen whether the striker has done enough to earn his first Premier League start of the season at West Ham United . If you look at his career since he came here, look how many French caps he's got since he has been at Arsenal . I think he has not wasted his time . Read More »

Chelsea enter race for AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar?

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Liverpool themselves are believed to have offered as much as €90 million for Thomas Lemar last summer. French sports daily L'Equipe says the Blues are set to "enter the auction for the Monaco star" as soon as January's transfer window opens. Read More »

Shohei Ohtani reportedly has a first-degree UCL sprain, which is not great

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It came as a shock to many when Ohtani decided on the Angels . "I'll sleep good at night, knowing I'm doing right by our athletes", Eppler said. "I just felt the Angels was the right choice for me". Otherwise he would be a second or third fantasy starting pitcher on most fantasy teams. A guy who can blast homers, strike out batters and didn't necessarily want to go play with the team offering the most money seemed nearly too good to be true. Read More »

Mohamed Salah is biggest threat in Premier League - Sam Allardyce

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For most of this season, the Brazilian ace has been shifted from his preferred position behind the striker to part of a midfield three, supporting wide men Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the "false nine" role. Seven games in 21 days before Everton and now six games in 18 days. "We can not ignore the number of games". "I find it amusing that we talk after this game about that but we did not speak about it after the 5-1 [against Brighton] or 3-0 [against Stoke], why ... Read More »

Former NFL return maven Devin Hester retires at 35

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He should be put into the Hall of Fame twice too. There would be no late return for the man whose thrilling, game-changing ability earned the description of "ridiculous" during his greatest years with the Bears . In a post on social media, Hester, 35, said he realized it was time. The missed field goal score in the old Meadowlands. He was appreciative of everyone who made his hall of fame career possible. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Will Make Season Debut Tonight

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Starting Tuesday, they add Kawhi Leonard back to the mix. Coach Gregg Popovich told KSAT Tuesday afternoon that Leonard will return to the court tonight , making it his first appearance this season (though Bleacher Report confirmed that Leonard will have a minutes restriction ). Read More »

Yankees Trade Headley, Mitchell To Padres

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He became a free agent at the end of the year but it's no secret he grew up as a Yankees fan and he spoke positively of the experience in NY at the end of the season. The 33-year-old infielder, who was originally acquired from San Diego prior to the trade deadline in 2014, hit.262 with 43 homers and 191 RBIs during his three-plus seasons in the Bronx. Read More »

Packers QB cleared to return against Panthers

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The Packers can officially remove Rodgers from injured reserve on Friday. "It is now in the evaluation stage. But it's a medical decision". There's a number of medical opinions that will be involved in the decision. From the first time he was seen doing some drills off to the side a month ago to his first public throwing session before the November 26 game in Pittsburgh to running the scout team in practice last week, Rodgers has impressed his coaches and teammates along the way. Read More »

More Details Emerge Of New York Attack

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US President Donald Trump renewed his call for implementing hardline measures on immigration, including vetting, a day after a blast triggered by an Islamic State-inspired Bangladeshi-origin man near a metro station in New York City left four people injured. Read More »

Here's the ridiculous contract Tennessee was prepared to give Greg Schiano

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When news leaked of his impending hire, Tennessee faced an overwhelming amount of backlash from fans, boosters and even local politicians and businesses. If Schiano were to sue Tennessee and prove that the deal was binding in court, that'd leave him slated to receive more than $20 million. The 51-year-old Schiano also coached for 11 seasons at Rutgers and two years with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read More »

Patriots, Tom Brady struggle without Gronk; on to Pittsburgh

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New England got untracked in the second quarter, taking a 7-6 lead on a 3-yard run by Rex Burkhead. With less than four minutes left before halftime, down 7-6, the Miami Dolphins scored their first touchdown of the night. The New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins will face each other for the second time in three weeks in Monday Night Football. 1991, when Phoenix - that's what the Cardinals were called then - beat the Patriots. Read More »

Chelsea to play Barcelona in Champions League Round of 16

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Jose Mourinho's Man United welcome previous Europa League champions Sevilla to Old Trafford in the first leg while Italian side AS Roma travel to Turkey to face giant-slayers Shakhtar Donetsk. Chelsea are 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City while just four points separate the Blues from seventh-placed Burnley. I repeat, we have our target to try to play for one of the four places in next season's Champions League . Read More »

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Agree To One-Year Contract With Lithuanian Team

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Depending on what Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas decides to do, LiAngelo and LaMelo could soon be playing in Europe, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . "It was critical to find a situation in a competitive league that works with both of their short- and long-term goals", Gaines told the website. He was rated as a three-star college prospect by most recruiting publications. Read More »

Todd Bowles remembers the Josh McCown era fondly

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Without McCown, 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty will start this week against the Saints in New Orleans; according to Bowles, the offense won't change much with Petty running things. "But we put a lot of things in perspective". McCown was having the best season of his 16-year career. "It's been the best because of the group of men in the locker room". Read More »

UFC boss threatens lawsuit over Pacquiao-McGregor talks

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Though this fight is far from official, most oddsmakers have already pegged Conor McGregor as a sizeable underdog against Pacquiao. Pacquiao himself is responsible for these swirling rumors , having recently divulged that his team had begun preliminary negotiations with the McGregor side. Read More »

Ex-MSU star McDowell arrested outside Atlanta

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He was booked for disorderly conduct, and was released on a $325 bond. Things got really bad when McDowell made a decision to start swearing at the police officer. According to Ringer contributor Michael Lombardi's podcast , there are rumblings that McDowell's career may be in jeopardy . "I tried to reason with him but to no avail". Read More »

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson to transfer

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Ole Miss is now under a bowl ban due to NCAA infractions and has given players permission to transfer. Patterson isn't a senior, but he and other Rebel non-seniors figure to argue to the NCAA that they were misled about the severity of potential penalties facing the program by former HC Hugh Freeze during recruitment. Read More »

Disgraced PR guru Clifford dies in UK jail

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The Ministry of Justice confirmed that Clifford died on Sunday in a statement. A spokesperson said: "HMP Littlehey prisoner Maxwell Clifford died in hospital on 10 December 2017". She said: "He had been ill for some time with heart problems and myself, his doctor and our legal team had fought for his diagnosis and treatment, but to no avail". Read More »

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Salah, the current top goalscorer in the Premier League , was at the heart of an Egypt side which finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations back in February. 'I always follow my own way and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way'. In Italy, he scored 15 goals and made 11 others as he helped Roma finish second in Serie A, their best league placing in seven years, prior to joining Liverpool and scoring 13 times in his first 16 league games. Read More »

3 foreign militants, woman killed in north Kashmir encounter

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Meanwhile, 2 terrorists were killed and one captured alive in an encounter in Bomai area of Baramulla, in an encounter that began on Sunday night after militants opened fire on an Army convoy on its way to Srinagar . "One lady got injured in the cross firing and unfortunately she succumbed to her injuries", the spokesman said. "In Unsoo Handwara all the three Pakistani terrorists have been neutralized by the joint team of forces", DGP tweeted. Read More »

NL MVP Stanton now slugging for the Yankees

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Stanton, who hit 59 home runs for the Marlins this past season, will be joining another slugger in the Yankees outfield - American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, who hit 52 homers in 2017. The Marlins, with former Yankees star Derek Jeter as their new CEO, are expected to send $30 million to the Yankees if Stanton doesn't exercise his right to opt out of his contract and become a free agent after the 2020 season. Read More »

Shakib named Bangladesh Test skipper

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They have also appointed batsman Mahmudullah as the vice-captain of the team. Mushfiqur led the country in 34 Tests from October 2011 and under his stewardship Bangladesh won seven Tests, lost 18 and drew nine. The captaincy stint did not help him much, but as the crown changed hands, Shakib continues to deliver day in and day out despite the repeated failure of his side. Read More »

Patriots downgrade 3 players to out vs. Dolphins

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The Patriots will play without tight end Rob Gronkowski who was suspended a game for last week's late hit to the head of a Buffalo Bills' Tre-Davious White, who was face down on the sideline following an intercepted pass. The Dolphins are hoping that no Gronkowski and a change in venue will help the team to solve the Patriots and snap a 1-7 SU and 0-8 ATS slump on Monday Night Football . Read More »

R&A and USGA announce new video protocols for televised golf events

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Thompson had a three-shot lead in the final round when a TV viewer noticed she had improperly replaced her golf ball on the green during the third round. During a playoff at the 2016 U.S. Women's Open, Anna Nordqvist suffered a two-stroke penalty after video replays showed her dislodging near-microscopic amounts of sand with her backswing in a fairway bunker. Read More »

NFL, Verizon Extend Media Rights/Sponsorship Deal Another Five Years

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Besides live streaming , Verizon will have broader highlight rights, plans to experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality, and also plans to use the National Football League deal to produce original content across Verizon's network of sites organized under a new content company called Oath. Read More »

India opt out of warm-up game ahead of SA Tests

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Since being inducted as an ICC Full Member in June , alongside Ireland, Afghanistan have been looking for an opponent to play their maiden Test match against. With their maiden Test in India, Afghanistan will officially become the 12th global side to play a Test; only if Ireland does not play their maiden Test before them. Read More »