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Antonio Conte Admits Chelsea FC Future is Uncertain


Silence", he told reporters. Chelsea later said their manager meant amnesia, but the horse had already bolted because then came Mourinho's incredible response. When asked if he was content at Chelsea given all the speculation about his future, he added: "Yes, I'm happy". And, asked about Mourinho's most recent comments following Saturday's goalless draw with Leicester, Conte said: "I think that I said (I'd) stop the story. Read More »

West Ham already looking to cut ties with Chicharito


Manuel Lanzini fired a second-half double as West Ham won 4-1 at Huddersfield for their biggest win of the season. Victory lifts the Hammers into 11th place in the table, above Huddersfield, while also giving David Moyes his 200th Premier League victory. Read More »

Zidane: I'm exhausted people saying Real Madrid are bad


Next up for Madrid is a trip to Leganes in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night, ahead of a home encounter with lowly Deportivo La Coruna in the league next Sunday. "RealMadrid means that you have to win every game, being second is not worth it". I think we showed a good attitude, we have fought well, all the team . Read More »

Jose Mourinho finally speaks out on Alexis' Sanchez transfer


Manchester United reportedly feel Zlatan Ibrahimovic's cruciate injury has hindered his comeback so they're now in the market for an attacker. "I don't think so (that he regrets rejecting Arsenal)", the Scot said. The 24-year-old Brazil global has been at Shakhtar for five seasons and has plenty of Champions League experience. With only 4 goals in 20 appearances for The Hammers, Hernandez could be on the move in the coming weeks. Read More »

Tottenham open talks with Dele Alli over bumper new deal


He loves Tottenham and everyone wants to win - us, the club, Daniel, the players, the fans. "Or it's the case, like Liverpool and Barcelona, there is a lot of money and you can not stop the player, like Coutinho or Van Dijk". Ahead of Tottenham hosting Everton at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, Lennon was praised by his former manager Mauricio Pochettino , who called him an inspiration for the way that he has been open about dealing with the stigma of mental health and for seeking help ... Read More »

Keith Jackson, legendary college football announcer, dies at 89


He joined ABC in 1965, and many of his most memorable calls were in the biggest college football games. The last game he called of career was the famous BCS title game on January 4, 2006, when Texas beat USC . He also called some legendary Major League Baseball games, like Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. A true college football legend has passed away. The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association named him the National Sportscaster of the Year five times, among other honors. Read More »

Marquee man Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC's WA debut event


Romero was already scheduled for a fight a few weeks later at UFC on FOX 28 from Orlando in a middleweight bout against David Branch . "I hope the fans enjoy what should be a great night of fights at UFC 221, and I look forward to a recovery as soon as possible that will have me back in the Octagon to face the victor of the main event". Read More »

'Bama-Georgia draws second-largest CFP championship TV audience


Fitzpatrick won the Bednarik and Thorpe awards this season, and he has won two national titles with Alabama . Breakdown: "Surprise, surprise. All the Tide do is reload - and they really don't have to do that much of it next year". Alabama was without OLB Anfernee Jennings and RG Lester Connor, who both suffered knee injuries in the Sugar Bowl, and LT Jonah Williams had to leave early in the third quarter. Read More »

Sánchez Flores to stay at Espanyol despite Stoke interest


Quique Sanchez Flores indicates that he has made a decision to remain at Espanyol , rather than sign a long-term contract with Premier League side Stoke City . I am absolutely happy with my situation, I do not have to explain anything else. There had seemed to be real progress with the club ready to unveil him, however this morning it's emerged he's now turned down an offer. Read More »

Kevin Durant fakes out Giannis Antetokounmpo all the way back to Greece


Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, while Eric Bledsoe scored 21 for the Bucks . With Curry out, the Warriors instead focused on driving to the hoop and gave the Bucks fits at times with cutters. "I dreamed about this as a kid so it was pretty sweet", he said. Thompson had a relatively quiet day with just 12 points in 35 minutes, shooting 4 of 11 overall and missing both of his 3-point attempts. Read More »

Heynckes pleased with Bayern discipline


Ribery and Arjen Robben are out of contract at the end of the season, but both hope to be offered an extension in the coming months. "My aim is to stay at Bayern Munich for as long as possible", said Ribery. Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who will again deputise for the injured Manuel Neuer, added: "They're risky opponents who break forward quickly". Leverkusen lacked in clear-cut chances in the first half but after the restart Leon Bailey nearly levelled the scores but his effort rattled only ... Read More »

Angelique Kerber wins Sydney, sets herself up for AusOpen


The other semi-final will be an all-Australian affair between Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova. The German will meet Italian qualifier and world No 100 Camila Giorgi, who upset Poland's former world No 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2. Bidding to become the first Australian woman to win in Sydney since Alicia Molik in 2005 player, Barty beat Kerber the last time they met but ominously the German is yet to lose in 2018. Read More »

Guardiola and Kane win December Premier League awards


The Reds have been outstanding in attack , with the side netting 50 goals this season . The loss of Coutinho notwithstanding, Liverpool still has firepower with the EPL's No. He provides everything the team needs and gets in ahead of Liverpool's Emre Can due to the fact the German is also utilised slightly further forward. Read More »

Wenger: I'm Not Under Pressure To Leave Arsenal Before 2019

According to the Manchester Evening News , the Gunners have made a fresh offer to Özil in the hope of keeping the ex-Real Madrid man at the club for many years to come. Only Chelsea (13) have scored more headed goals than Arsenal (9) in the Premier League this season, while no side has conceded more via headers than Bournemouth (9). Read More »

Steelers' Explosive Passing Game Will Test Jaguars' Vaunted Secondary

STEELERS quarterback Ben Roethlisberger points to Houston Texans' outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) after Clowney was called for grabbing his face mask during the second half of a game earlier this season. They've been making plays. Despite seeing most, including the Steelers , put eight to nine players in the box to stop him, Fournette said he remains confident, not frustrated. Read More »

Cavs Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson In 'Right Deal'

James and Irving, of course, share a storied history, dating back to their three seasons as teammates in Cleveland and Irving's bitter departure from the Cavs this past offseason. The Pacers also mounted a strong close to the half, outscoring Cleveland 15-7 over the final 5:30 to make it a 58-44 heading into the break. After the game, James apparently was not interested in diagnosing the Cavs' problems. Read More »

Lattimore returns to SC as staff member


He returned for his junior year and had some promising performances before he suffered an even more disastrous injury to his other knee. Lattimore dislocated his right knee, tore every ligament and suffered nerve damage. Lattimore did not play a down in the National Football League despite being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Read More »

Quique Sanchez Flores refuses to comment on Stoke link


Espanyol face Levante in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday night and only after the game will Flores make a call on his future, with Stoke keen to have Mark Hughes's successor in place without further delay. The ex-Atletico Madrid and Benfica boss added: "I'm very grateful to Espanyol , I've been frustrated sometimes because we haven't advanced as fast as desired, but that's because Espanyol haven't been able to, not because they haven't wanted to". Read More »

Titans RB Murray ruled out vs. Patriots


The Titans have a chance - yes, a slim one - but a chance nonetheless to pull off a shocking upset in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday night due to their third-year quarterback from Hawaii and what he means to his team. You're not really doing anything different. Regardless, NFL playoff games generally come down to the quarterback play, and the discrepancy between the haves and have-nots in each of the four divisional games is stark - and likely the reason the teams considered the ... Read More »

LeBron James suffers worst loss of season as Cavs keep reeling

The Cavs suffered one of their worst losses of the season Thursday, dropping a 133-99 blowout defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors . The real test will come when the Golden State Warriors arrive on Saturday, their high-flying offence has proven to be too tough to slow down this season . Read More »

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena


Court, now a church pastor, drew fire a year ago for saying she would avoid Qantas airline for its support of same-sex marriage, which became law in her homeland in December following a referendum. "I was fine until lately when she said so many derogatory things about my community - I'm a gay woman - about the LBGTIQ community", King added. But Court's court has come under fire given her comments about gay marriage and other social issues, with calls to strip her name from the arena growing ... Read More »

India seek 'intent' to combat South Africa speed kings


The 23-year-old right-hander Markram registered his second fifty with the help of nine fours. But Ravichandran Ashwin , despite taking two wickets, should make way for either Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav to ensure that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami get more rest in between their spells. Read More »

Can not win Tests if you lose wickets in clusters, says Virat Kohli


They still have two more Tests to play and I feel all the matches will produce results", Ganguly wrote in a column for Times of India. He'd conceded 73 runs for De Villiers' wicket in the first innings - which proved costly ultimately - and in the second, in picking up three wickets, he went for just 39 runs. Read More »

Grigor Dimitrov confident of Australian Open Campaign


I started little bit later than what I expected... Djokovic is seeded 14th and will be coming off just a couple of exhibition matches to prepare for his first-round encounter against Donald Young. Not only can he clinch a 17th Grand Slam in Melbourne , but he also has the opportunity to join Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as only the third man in the Open era to win each of the four Grand Slams twice. Read More »

Serena Williams reveals health scare after birth of daughter Olympia


Williams believes that she had a fairly easy pregnancy, but when it came time to give birth there were complications. The tennis ace, who delivered a baby girl, named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr ., on September 1 past year, recently shared about post-delivery complications that made her bed-ridden for more than a month. Read More »

Rory McIlroy tells Telegraph of heart irregularity after China virus scare


He says doctors told him it was caused by a viral infection he suffered in China 18 months ago. While McIlroy battled injuries last year, the 28-year-old revealed he also had a heart problem that he needed to keep an eye on. "Yesterday, I did an interview with the Daily Telegraph where I spoke about a range of topics regarding the last three months of my life", McIlroy wrote. Read More »

Thomas Fire 100 Percent Contained As Of Friday Morning


The Los Padres National Forest is closed to the public within the Thomas Fire perimeter and level three restrictions are in place for the rest of the forest. There is now a closure order that covers the burned area and surrounding areas as well. -In response to the destructive flooding and loss of life following the Thomas Fire, United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County have reestablished their support effort as the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. Read More »

Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram also under ED scanner along with Karti


Karti is also being probed by the ED in an another money laundering case pertaining to the INX media deal. "I anticipated they'll search premises in Chennai again but in a comedy of errors they came to Jor Bagh (Delhi) and officers told me that they thought Karti is an occupant of this house but he is not", Chidambaram was quoted by ANI as saying. Read More »

Scouting Report: Jaguars, Divisional Week


Also, Jacksonville will pass more often on first down to loosen up the defense. Most noteworthy, in the passing game where Bell has 85 catches. Future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets to throw the ball to Antonio Brown , who led the National Football League in receiving after missing the final two weeks of the year. Read More »

AFC Wildcard Sunday - Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars


Just don't question his work. There's just no parsing words here: Without him, they have little chance to win. "But you can't act like it doesn't hurt". "You never replace a player like LeSean ". "I believe it can be developed, going through certain trials and tribulations and what not". "I'm telling you the truth". Read More »

Bautista Agut into Auckland tennis final


Fifth-seed Bautista Agut, who won the title in 2016, outlasted second-seed del Potro, the 2009 champion, in a match of remarkable highs and lows. That was to be the last blip of the match for the Argentine, though, as he comfortably served out the first set and required just a single break in the second, saving five break points en route to victory. Read More »

Football title game was awash with Tide


A strong argument could be made for a minimum half-dozen coaches to be placed on a college football Mount Rushmore, but only one belongs at the top and it's Saban until further notice. Jalen Hurts accounted for 351 yards of total offense while throwing for two touchdowns and running for one. Holt said most prop action has been on Bo Scarbrough to score a touchdown and Calvin Ridley to have more receiving yards than Javon Wims. Read More »

49er linebacker Ruben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana possession


Under Alabama state criminal law, second degree possession is a Class A misdemeanor, which suggests the legal aspect of this arrest will blow over soon. After drafting Foster in April, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he "anticipated" people questioning Foster's off-field issues, but he felt good about making the pick anyway. Read More »

Ronaldo criticizes Neymar's move from Barcelona to PSG


According to the source, the transfer of Neymar from PSG to real Madrid is estimated at 400 million euros, which is nearly two times more than the French last summer, has paid "to Barcelona". "He's now at PSG but from a sporting perspective his decision was a backward step", the 2002 World Cup victor said in an interview with former Brazil captain Zico published on YouTube . Read More »

Boss still in dark over January budget


Asked about transfers and a conversation last month with Ashley, Benitez said: "We are working on that, but there is no news at the moment". "Even if they don't sign anyone, I would still give the Magpies more hope of staying up than Swansea". Read More »

Gregg Popovich Throws Shade At LaVar Ball, Calls His Opinion 'Meaningless'


Seeking multiple expiring contracts in return for some intriguing pieces that could use some new scenery, while keeping an eye on the 2018 summer, the Los Angeles Lakers should be one of the busiest teams this season. Next coach to speak on the issue: Gregg Popovich . Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma , however, stands firmly behind Walton. "He started to feel better, to feel good, and then we lose him for a few games and we don't know how many ". Read More »

Betting Against the Spread: NFL Divisional Playoff Picks and Odds


Factoring in the tendency of casual fans and recreational bettors to gravitate toward offense, a small slate of games could prove to present a surprisingly large array of options to take advantage by zigging where others are zagging. And with this being a best bet, there's more to it than that. The Jacksonville Jaguars , Minnesota Vikings , Philadelphia Eagles , New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers all have a top-10 defense per Football Outsiders' Defense-adjusted Value Over ... Read More »

Guardiola calls on bosses to give referees a break


I told them to enjoy the big moments, because that is so complicated it maybe not happen again. Barnes fired home to give the Clarets the lead at half time as Sean Dyche and his team set out to be the first team to beat the runaway Premier League leaders in a domestic game this season. Read More »

Kyle Kuzma Loves Playing for Luke Walton


Carlisle argued that the story that quoted LaVar Ball was "deplorable". The topic suited Warriors coach Steve Kerr perfectly. I'm going the Lonzo I watched past year at UCLA and the Lonzo I watched this summer in the Summer League. I don't think it would go over well with LeBron's camp, who like to control everything. "Where we're going is where going away from covering the game, and we're going toward just sensationalized news". Read More »

United will rival Liverpool for Pulisic


In northwest Germany, Pulisic is still just a kid, a foreign teenage recruit with a slightly exotic background working hard on turning regular game time - he's played 16 out of 17 league games and started four of out of six Champions League matches - into consistent end product in the shape of goals and assists. Read More »

Manchester United offered chance to sign PSG's Lucas Moura

Brazilian news-site UOL Esporte reports that Moura is "counting down the days until he leaves PSG ", but states that PSG don't look like budging from their £35.5m valuation. Reports have claimed the 25-year-old is on his way to Manchester United , with the player supposedly agreeing to move to Old Trafford. "Some players who play less, maybe they can be protagonists of another team because they are good players and do not have the opportunity to play here, like Lucas Moura or Hatem Ben ... Read More »

New Zealand bat first in third ODI against Pakistan


Trent Boult took 5-17 as New Zealand bowled out Pakistan for 74 on Saturday to win the third one-day cricket global by 183 runs and take a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series. With light drizzle falling, but not strong enough to send the players off the field, Faheem Ashraf gave Pakistan supporters something to cheer about when he top-edged Ferguson for six. Read More »

As expected, Derrius Guice goes pro; so, who replaces him?


Fittingly, LSU's No. 5 is the Tigers' fifth underclassman headed to this year's NFL Draft. "I promise I'm going to come back and get my degree one day", Guice said in a video message he posted. Guice, who shared the workload with Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette in 2016, rushed for 2,638 yards and 26 touchdowns over the past two seasons. Read More »

Patriots James Harrison Is A Mercenary, And Theres Nothing Wrong With That


The Jets (5-10) will be looking to spoil the party and give the Pittsburgh Steelers the advantage in the AFC. With the Patriots securing the No.1 seed in the AFC, it should be Brady who wins the league MVP. So might the lingering effects of his knee reconstruction. "If we can get five or six guys healthy and everyone plays a role, then that's going to be great for the offense". Read More »

Real open talks with coach seen as surprise Zidane successor


We are all in the same boat, all responsible, me the first as coach", said the Frenchman as he refused to blame any individual members of his squad for their slump in form. Zinedine Zidane's side lost further ground on Barcelona in La Liga last weekend following a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo to leave them a staggering 16 points behind their great rivals. Read More »

Early Keita move unlikely as Liverpool search for Coutinho replacement


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another, albeit very different, option in midfield and is getting to grips with Liverpool's style of play following his summer move from Arsenal . Klopp said after the move was made official that Coutinho had made it to clear to him, the management and even the players that he wanted this move. Read More »

Bing Predicts: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round

STOPPING JULIO: The Eagles had some success against Julio Jones in their win a year ago, keeping him out of the end zone but allowing 10 catches for 135 yards. Every drive ended in a punt except for the one where there was an interception. - The Vikings are 4-3 in their last seven home playoff games, but have lost two of their last three. Read More »