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Wenger confirms deal for Konstantinos Mavropanos

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The Greece under-21 global is reported to have cost the Gunners £1.8m and will be loaned out, with Werder Bremen in advanced talks. Mavropanos, 20, has impressed at both ends in his first full season in Greece's Super League for PAS Giannina, scoring three goals in 14 appearances. Read More »

EPL: Wenger speaks on replacing Alexis Sanchez with Aubameyang

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Manchester United have given Jose Mourinho the green light to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal during the January transfer window. While City's directors prefer to wait until next summer when the Chilean is available on a free transfer, Guardiola hopes to convince them otherwise. Read More »

Liverpool medical today tipped for Leicester dazzler Mahrez

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Liverpool are reportedly closing in on signing Riyad Mahrez. In addition to moves for Lemar and Mahrez, Klopp is also looking to bring in a new goalkeeper in January. According to L'Equipe, the Reds had identified the former PFA Player of the Year as the ideal candidate to replace Coutinho. A day is a long time when you have a sack of money to spend. Read More »

Alvaro Morata sets new record in Chelsea's draw with Arsenal

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Morata, 25, was signed from Real Madrid in a £58million deal but only after the Blues had lost Romelu Lukaku, Conte's first choice, to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. "I just try to do my work". "If he continues to work in this way, the chances arrive for him and the other players". The 48-year-old said he advised the club's hierarchy, but nothing more. Read More »

Inadvertent elbow leaves Blake Griffin shaking on court with concussion

Had he not sat the entire fourth quarter because victory was already ensured, the two-time MVP would likely have broken the career-high 54 points he scored in NY on February 27, 2013. Griffin was elbowed in the head by JaVale McGee on a drive to the basket. Griffin was diagnosed with a concussion and didn't return to the game. Leading by 9 at halftime, the Warriors out-scored the Clippers 39-21 in the third quarter, expanding the lead to as many as 30 points. Read More »

Raiders will introduce Jon Gruden as coach on Tuesday

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Jon Gruden called his final game for ESPN ahead of taking a job to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders . The announcement from the team comes an hour after Gruden's final broadcast for Monday Night Football following the Tennessee Titans stunning victory over the Kansas City Chiefs , 22-21. Read More »

Marcus Mariota Catches His Own Pass, Scores INSANE TD

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The pass was deflected back into Mariota's arms by Chiefs defensive back Darrelle Revis , who probably questioned his own reality after the 11-year veteran witnessed the unfortunate anomaly, then was carried by Mariota to the goal line before he dove into the pylon for the touchdown. Read More »

Mularkey wants Titans to stay 'loose' ahead of playoff game

Both losses came at home and both times the Chiefs offense was unable to put up more than 17 points . The Chiefs ended the regular season with four straight wins. The Chiefs have not done well in the playoffs when playing at home either. Murray has averaged 10.1 FanDuel points on 14.9 touches a game. We should expect Derrick Henry to carry the Tennessee rushing attack until further notice. Read More »

Dana White details Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson plans

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I've always ended up getting a deal done with Conor McGregor . "I think it would be incredibly arrogant for me to put personal animosity ahead of something that fight fans want", Espinoza said. "Anyone who has ideas, who feels like they can come into the sport and contribute in a positive way, regardless of what those ideas are, sure". Title or not, McGregor is going to be the top draw in the company, so the UFC could simply strip him of the title and make a bout between Tony Ferguson ... Read More »

Panthers hand Rivera extension through 2020

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The Carolina Panthers are happy with the job Ron Rivera has done coaching the team and rewarded him with a two-year extension, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reported Saturday morning. "This is a tremendous place with tremendous support from ownership and the people that work in the organization", Rivera said. "That's a big reason why I want to continue my association with this organization". Read More »

N Dakota St takes back FCS title, tops James Madison 17-13

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Madison was one of seven on third-down opportunities in the first half, unable to pick up much on the ground on first and second downs. NDSU took over at the JMU 41-yard line, and after advancing to the JMU 19-yard line on six plays, junior kicker Cam Pedersen knocked a 32-yard field goal in between the posts to extend NDSU's lead to 17-3. Read More »

FA Cup: Aguero hits brace in Manchester City hammering of Burnley

Sane, whose shooting and crossing had been wayward most of the afternoon, then justified Guardiola's decision to keep him on the pitch by sliding in a third goal from an acute angle. Sane managed to beat Pope who found himself in no-mans land before sliding a cross through to Silva who kept his composure to sweep an effort into the back of the net as City moved into the fourth round of the competition. Read More »

McNabb, Davis Out At ESPN After Allegations From NFL Network Days

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The pair worked for ESPN Radio and were taken off the air December 12, pending an internal investigation. McNabb and Davis were among seven men - six former NFL players and one executive - accused of sexually harassing a stylist at NFL Network, where the pair were previously employed. Read More »

David Luiz starts as Chelsea take on Norwich City in FA Cup

The Blues' last outing ended in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday, with Hector Bellerin netting a stoppage-time equaliser that prevented Chelsea moving back to second in the Premier League table. If you're not yet a BT Sport subscriber, you can choose your preferred option from our range of sign-up packages here and we'll get you live for Brighton v Crystal Palace in just 15 minutes. Read More »

South Africa pack up India for 209 in post-tea session

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It took Bhuvneshwar to bowl from wide off the crease from around the stumps to induce a thin edge that ended de Kock's 40-ball breezy knock of 43, laced with seven fours. In the same over, the Proteas captain survived a review from India on a tight LBW call but was caught behind in the next delivery. Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn started the day with four successive maiden overs and Philander went on to bowl five maidens before he conceded a single in the last over of a six-over spell. Read More »

IPL 2018: 10 stars who were snubbed by franchises during player retention

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As the franchise prepares to make a comeback in the Indian Premier League after serving a two-year suspension in the wake of the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, it announced the return of Hussey, this time as batting coach. These players are very valuable to their respective teams and could have been richer if they were put in the pool for the mega-auction. Also, Rajasthan Royals , who are back to the league after a two-year gap have retained only their former captain Steve Smith while two-time ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp not interested in Philippe Coutinho Barcelona speculation

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According to Goal , Coutinho has also rejected all offers to convince him to stay - including higher wages for a player who is already on £180,000 per week (the highest-paid player at the club). Tongues were set wagging earlier this week when Barcelona and Coutinho sponsors Nike leaked imagery of his name on the Catalans' shirt, and his continued absence from the first team - plus Jurgen Klopp's non-committal statements on the matter - have heightened fears amongst Liverpool supporters. Read More »

Manchester City return to winning ways against Watford

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City defender Kyle Walker ended the match holding his right thigh and Guardiola said it wasn't a coincidence so many players were picking up muscular injuries. "Here in England you don't protect the players, you have to look for the quality not the quantity". "I think this is not going to happen because tradition is tradition but just think about it a little for the players please - they are artists, the reason why all together we are here". Read More »

Trump expected to attend college football national championship

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Much and too much was made of Oklahoma's botched squib kick before halftime, but the facts remain that to make that squib costly, Georgia's Tae Crowder had to field the thing like a good shortstop 12 yards from its origin, and Fromm had to hit Godwin precisely at the sideline for nine yards, and Rodrigo Blankenship had to nail a - whoa - 55-yard field goal. Read More »

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs in 1st ODI

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Pakistan also scored an impressive 341 for 9 against a New Zealand XI in their warm-up fixture and will aim to extend their unbeaten run. Pakistan were 166-6 after 30.1 overs when rain brought the match to an early end. However, not long after, he was on his way back to the pavilion as he was caught behind off the bowling of Hasan Ali for 58, which came off 35 balls and included six boundaries and two sixes. Read More »

Everton sign striker Tosun on four-and-a-half-year deal

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Tosun had scored 14 goals in 24 appearances for Besiktas this campaign and will be a welcome boost for Everton , who have struggled to find the net since last season's top scorer Romelu Lukaku moved to Manchester United in July. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney came in to play in the attacking midfield positions, and the former England manager now has Yannick Bolasie back too. Read More »

Celtics rout Cavs to avenge opening-day loss

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In his 19 minutes, Thomas had a usage rate of 32.7% - highest of the night for the Cavs . The Celtics initially had planned to show Thomas' commemorative segment when the Cavaliers came to the TD Garden on January 3, but opted to hold off at Thomas' request . Read More »

Jesse Lingard can't stop scoring incredible goals for Manchester United

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Lingard has been handed just nine Premier League starts this season, but he has made 26 appearances in all competitions and is eager to see as much game time as possible. Rashford nodded against a post after being set up by Mkhitaryan ten minutes before the break, before heading straight at Carson - this time from a Mata delivery. Read More »

Why Marko Arnautovic misses West Ham's clash vs Tottenham

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Spurs believed they should have had a penalty when Pablo Zabaleta appeared to tug back Kane, then Eriksen found Adrian's midriff and Dele Alli nodded over as Spurs stepped up their search for a breakthrough. "It was a great strike". He said: "I am not anxious". WEST HAM UNITED produced a resolute rearguard action to frustrate Spurs and snatch a hard-earned point in a derby lit up by two tremendous second-half goals at Wembley Stadium . Read More »

Van Dijk: Liverpool debut dream come true

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It felt incredible to be out there and playing with these guys. Asked if the performance was a dream come true, he added: "Yeah, definitely". At Soccerex in Qatar I met a former team-mate of Van Dijk's and he described to me the struggle he went through to lose weight, to not play overweight, to become a dedicated professional and the degree to which he then knew that his friend would want Liverpool out of this deal. Read More »

Refree Ban Arsene Wenger For Three Matches, £40000

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Benge confirmed Wenger will now miss Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest , followed by the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Wednesday. "I maintain what I said in the press conference (after the Chelsea game) 100 percent". He says "nothing has changed" and stands by the comments "100%". Read More »

Chiefs have reasons for optimism, concern in playoff meeting with Titans

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Especially when the Kansas City Chiefs are involved. Also, the defensive backs elevated play. Tennessee allowed the least amount of rushing touchdowns this past season with five. And although I'm still not convinced Smith and Co. can slay New England or Pittsburgh in the divisional playoffs, I think they'll have enough in them to get past a Titans team that doesn't appear to be ready for a playoff run. Read More »

'Tensions' between Tom Brady, Belichick reportedly growing via trainer, Jimmy G trade

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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News always likes to have some fun with Patriots' fans and he wasted no time, comparing Brady to Helen of Troy . "The meeting ended with a clear mandate to Belichick: trade Garoppolo because he would not be in the team's long-term plans ..." He did so to the San Francisco 49ers , keeping Brady as the starter, but this has reportedly upset the Patriots head coach. Read More »

EPL: Manchester United anxious Mourinho could quit

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Explaining the reason for living in a hotel, Mourinho said: "I am very lazy and because I like to arrive in the hotel, I don't want anyone to be anxious because I live in a two square metres room". "And I don't see any reason not to stay". Yet he moved to banish notions he has lost his appetite during a fighting performance. "I prefer to behave the way I am doing it, much more mature, better for my team and myself, I don't think you have to behave like a insane guy on the touchline to have ... Read More »

Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach on Tuesday

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For the last several years, Gruden has been rumored to come back into coaching. ESPN reported that Davis was in hot pursuit for Gruden with a persuasive offer that included an ownership stake in the Raiders. The team is planning to introduce Gruden in a "splashy" news conference on Tuesday. Gruden was sacked by Tampa Bay following the 2008 season and has spent the past nine years as an announcer at ESPN. Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo leading All-Star voting

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Antetokounmpo received 863,416 votes to edge James (856,080) by almost 7,500 votes for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and overall after the first 12 days of balloting. Rockets fans, it's time to start voting. The NBA released the vote totals for the first 12 days of balloting for the All-Star Game and it should come as no surprise that a player with All-Star experience is at the top of the heap. Read More »

Thornton loses beard hair in opening-faceoff scrap with Kadri

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But even though they scored twice and held San Jose's power play without a goal in three tries, the Leafs went into the third period in a 2-2 tie thanks to a mistake by their goaltender. Tierney beat Frederik Andersen on his blocker side after the Leafs netminder fumbled a clearing attempt in front of his own net, giving the Sharks center an open look from the doorstep. Read More »

Ryan Shazier making progress in recovery, father says

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He asked Vernon, a Pastor, to "pray for me", according to the report . However, Pittsburgh got welcome news about a player with a much more concerning issue when Ryan Shazier's father revealed that the injured linebacker has regained feeling in his legs. Read More »

Mohamed Salah wins 2017 African Player of the Year award

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah capped off a strong year by taking home the CAF Player of the Year Award for 2017. The ex Roma man had a stellar 2017 in which he helped Egypt secure World Cup qualifying for the first time in over a quarter of a century while also having a hand in four of the North Africans' five goals as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations. Read More »

Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic is finally set to return to action next week after six months out with an elbow injury and will then decide whether to take part in the January 15-28 Australian Open . In a heartfelt social media post earlier in the week, the 30-year-old Murray contemplated surgery as an option after failing to overcome the pain with rest and rehabilitation. Read More »

Everton are 'resigned' to losing Ross Barkley, says Sam Allardyce

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce admitted on Thursday that he was expecting to receive bids for Barkley before the close of the January window. Chelsea are reportedly "close to clinching" a deal to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley after they submitted a new offer for the England global. Read More »

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic strike seals comeback win

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With the win Palace move on to 22 points for the season, while Saints remain on 20 points and are only out of the bottom three on goal difference with just four wins in 22 PL games this season. The transfer window has officially swung open, and Southampton are looking to dip their toes into the often treacherous January waters, and with teams knowing Mauricio Pellegrino will have money to spend - they could be held at ransom when targeting reinforcements. Read More »

Scientists work with candy manufacturer to save chocolate from extinction

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The crop's tiny seedlings would be able to survive in different climates if the experiment is proven successful. That supposed silver lining was stripped away by NPR's The Salt , where Simran Sethi underscored the fact that climate change will nearly certainly affect cacao yields but is quite unlikely to make for better tasting chocolate - unless you really like bitter and astringent flavors. Read More »

Arsenal hero Keown: Alexis and Ozil can't be sold in January

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First he is ignored by his Arsenal teammates after scoring against Crystal Palace , now he is being trolled on Twitter by Mohamed Elneny! Arsenal supporters went into meltdown and refused to accept the fans' favourite was in the wrong because of his goals and assists - but his statistics in terms of running and sprints had dropped to suggest his effort and work rate had tailed off. Read More »

Naomi Osaka aces Roger Federer in Hopman Cup mixed doubles tie

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THIRTY years after he was part of the first edition of Hopman Cup, Pat Cash has taken to the doubles court as a replacement player after world No.8 Jack Sock retired from his singles match with a hip injury. In the dead mixed doubles rubber, the Swiss completed a clean sweep with a three-set win under the Fast4 format. Osaka was replaced by 19-year-old Maddison Inglis in order for play to go ahead, but the USA were awarded straight-sets victories in the matches she was set to be involved in: ... Read More »

Six murders in two hours in Haryana

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The accused, identified as Naresh, is an ex-serviceman, police said. He did not attempt to loot anyone and the people he targeted were security guards, beggars or the poor, Kumari said. "We have arrested Naresh Dhankad, a former Indian Army lieutenant, for going on a killing spree with an iron rod". His psychological evaluation would be carried out. Read More »

Jesus relieved to avoid surgery on ´not very bad´ MCL injury

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Although he did not need the assistance of a stretcher, Jesus left the pitch in tears and City boss Pep Guardiola predicted after the match that the forward would likely be out for up to two months. He is expected to be out for approximately six weeks, although the club's medical staff will assess him over the next few days. City play on Tuesday night against Watford as they look to return to winning ways after the draw against Palace snapped an 18-game winning streaking. Read More »

José Mourinho: Paul Scholes is jealous of Paul Pogba

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Can we improve our team now or do we wait for the summer to try to do it? "That's a problem that I can not resolve". And it is not only because we won today that I am happy with them. "And he gave so much to my club that I only can thank him for that because the prestige of this club is based on people like him". "He is being more consistent, he's going in a good direction". Read More »

Jurgen Klopp handed boost in bid to sign Leon Goretzka

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Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season, and it was reported that Bayern had agreed to sign him in the summer. Bild also reporting that Liverpool are keen on Goretzka but the Schalke midfielder hasn't made his mind up on a final destination yet. Read More »