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Kobe Bryant short film 'Dear Basketball' nominated for Oscar

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In November 2015, Bryant announced his plan to hang up his sneakers by sharing a verse called 'Dear Basketball' via The Players' Tribune . When Tim Greiving interviewed Bryant for The Times, the player-turned-film-producer recalled why he first phoned Williams before the 2008 National Basketball Association season. Read More »

End of long drawn transfer saga as Sanchez, Mkhitaryan complete moves

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United moved for the forward earlier this month when it became clear he wanted to leave Arsenal during the current transfer window rather than wait until he came out of contract in the summer. Chile forward Sanchez, 29, who nearly joined Manchester City last summer, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal worth £14m a year after tax. "Two trophies last season, progression on the field, we are getting better and stronger, I don't see any reason why not (give him an extension)?" Mkhitaryan ... Read More »

SA contemplate going without spinner Maharaj for final Test against India

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India will be tempted to imagine what it feels like to get him out of the way, but to do that in reality they will need to work harder. Kohli admitted that every member of the team was apprised of his responsibilities. You hope those mistakes don't happen because at times they are school boy errors. "I think the difference between us and India is that more batters have contributed to partnerships than them". Read More »

Waymo starts testing its autonomous cars in Atlanta

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The autonomous tech company, which spun off from Google's self-driving auto project, will test its vehicles in the metro Atlanta area. The company has also tested a majority of its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, Detroit, Michigan, Mountain View, CA, and Kirkland, Washington. Read More »

Hernandez has 'asked personally' for West Ham exit

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Mexico worldwide striker Javier " Chicharito " Hernandez is open to moving on from West Ham this transfer window, despite manager David Moyes stating it is very unlikely. I don't want to be taking just anything for the sake of it. Look, we're short, and I would like to get the injured players back. "It would need to take something". Read More »

Antonio Conte reveals Kenedy set for loan move to Newcastle United

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At this moment in his career he has to play with regularity. But now, I think he's more ready. Stanislas has also provided 13 assists in that time, but Newcastle, given their current predicament, are in need of a player who is capable of making an instant impact by scoring regularly and they can ill afford to bring in somebody who only performs well in patches. Read More »

Chelsea target Dzeko will start Serie A clash for Roma

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The Premier League champions are said to be keen on a double swoop for Roma duo Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri in a deal that will reportedly cost at least £45million. The Bosnian had the best-scoring season of his career last time around, finding the back of the net on 39 occasions. Dzeko, however, has already featured in the competition and will not be able to feature. Read More »

Brady leads Patriots past Jaguars, back to Super Bowl

Another hurdle was the opponent. Blake Bortles outplayed Tom Brady for most of the game, building a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. It was Brady completing his NFL-record eighth playoff comeback and leading the Patriots to a 24-20 come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Read More »

See how Manchester United welcomed Sanchez

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BC-SOC-Man United-Sanchez, 1st Ld-Writethru, 598Street footballer Sanchez to provide spark at Man UnitedAP Photo LON139Eds: Edits first paragraph. Sanchez's arrival also comes with a £10m sign-on fee, a £15m fee for his agent, Fernando Felicevich, and a £35m transfer fee. Read More »

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

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Alexis Sanchez says he has fulfilled a dream by joining Manchester United but hit out at suggestions that he ever gave less than his best while playing for Arsenal . He was the top scorer in two of his three completed seasons at Emirates Stadium and helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2015 and '17, quickly becoming a favorite with the fans. Read More »

West Brom boss Pardew waiting for Evans offers

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Although Evans has a contract at The Hawthorns until the end of next season, it is understood that he will leave this month. Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked to the 30-year-old defender, who still has 18 months of his present deal remaining. Read More »

Mourinho confident Sanchez will sign for United

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Sportsmail pundit and former Arsenal favourite Martin Keown is among those who have branded Sanchez a mercenary after he chose United over Manchester City on a four-and-a-half-year contract worth a total of £600,000 a week. "Now that I'm here, I'll do my best for this club to create history", he said. Mkhitaryan, 29, has played 63 times for United after arriving from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, scoring 13 goals , although he has recently struggled for game time under Jose ... Read More »

Eagles review and preview: Heading to the Super Bowl

Elsewhere, Tom Brady continued to pad onto his legacy when he led the Patriots past the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 24-20 with stitches in his throwing hand from an injury sustained earlier in the week during practice. He had bounced around the league for two seasons without playing, but then he went to the Patriots midway through this season and has started five games, getting 3.5 sacks. Read More »

Lucas Moura 'Not Happy' at PSG, Hints at LaLiga Move

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When it became clear that talisman Alexis Sanchez wanted out in the January transfer window, it looked as though Arsenal's season was going from bad to worse. "I think I could perform well there but the truth is it does not matter where I play as I know I am capable and will work hard". Moura could help fill a void in the right side of Arsenal's midfield after they sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool in the summer. Read More »

Police searching for gas station robbery suspect

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During the robbery, the man dropped his cell phone which his victim handed in to the San Raphael Police Station. Authorities say the suspect is a white man who is around 30 years old. He was wearing black trousers and a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket. A third suspect, a female, pulled out two handguns and took money. He covered his face with a Spiderman mask. Read More »

Man Utd beat Real Madrid to Money League crown

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The list only looks at revenues accrued and does not take into account club debts. Manchester United have held on to top spot as the world's richest club, by just £1.7m from Real Madrid , thanks to their victory in the Europa League final against Ajax. Read More »

The Miami Heat conclude five-game road trip versus Houston Rockets

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Offensively, we're just as good as them - no question (the Warriors have the league's best offensive rating, while the Rockets are second). They nearly pulled off a full playoffs sweep a year ago - they lost one game to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals - but head coach Steve Kerr is conscious the Warriors can, in fact, be defeated. Read More »

Liverpool Suffer Shock Defeat To Swansea

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He said: "I'm frustrated and I'm angry because it was not a good game". "The result is always a result of the performance", he told reporters. "We were just not good enough tonight, especially in the first half". "We have to learn from this, we have to get better". You think "wow, everything is fantastic", we knew about that. Even if it's only 30 minutes, I prefer that at a high level than a whole game where he has to protect himself. Read More »

Bridges, No. 6 Michigan State hold off Illinois 87-74

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Yet after his team had settled in, cut down its turnovers and pulled away for an 87-74 win over the Illini, Tom Izzo was singing a different tune about his team's toughness. Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. blocks a shot by IN guard Robert Johnson during the second half of MSU's 85-57 win over IN on Friday, Jan. Read More »

Why Alexis Sanchez Joined Man United From Arsenal

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While Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal , Armenian worldwide Henrikh Mkhitaryan went the other way in a rare transfer swap involving two leading English Premier League clubs. "It's a dream come true because I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal ". Arsenal's proposed move to Henrikh Mkhitaryan appears to be inching closer after the Armenian was spotted alongside his agent Mino Raiola in a hotel in central London . Read More »

Brilliant Briton Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach last four

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Elina Svitolina, the women's fourth seed, was dominated by Elise Mertens in straight sets. "I know what it feels like to be Andy Murray for the last eight years or so", Edmund joked after the match. 'A number of times a year ago I was playing OK but came unstuck a few times too often in close stages, so we tried to really think what's going to make the difference. Read More »

Manchester City to bounce back in style over Newcastle

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United defender Chris Smalling has hailed Mourinho for building a strong defence at the club after they recorded their 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season at Burnley . "Football's football. People can say what they want but we'll continue to be positive and push forward". He has scored eight goals past Newcastle in their last two league visits to the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Macy: 'Men in Hollywood feel they're under attack'

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Despite his comments, the Fargo star expressed his pride that things in Hollywood are changing to put women on an equal footing, but added that he hopes the current changes underfoot won't "throw a wet blanket on things". But asked what advice he would give younger actors about behaving themselves, given the raft of accusations of sexual harassment and assault flooding Hollywood and other industries, Macy hesitated. Read More »

Giants comply with phrases with OF Jackson

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Pairing Duggar with Jackson in center could work, because Jackson also provides an above-replacement-level player for the Giants at a bargain rate if Duggar struggles in the big leagues. That would reset the Giants' payroll penalties and potentially allow the team to more flexibly spend on next offseason's rich free agent class. Dyson hits left-handed and might have needed a greater commitment in terms of salary. Read More »

DeMarcus Cousins Delivered a Performance to Remember

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Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had 34 points, nine rebounds and five assists before fouling out in the first overtime. Zach LaVine finished with 19 points, Justin Holiday 15 and Nikola Mirotic 14 for Chicago, who at one stage appeared on their way to their fifth win in six games with a big lead early in the fourth. Read More »

Supreme Court sets 72-hour deadline in Zainab murder case

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A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the suo motu case at the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court. Two people were killed in Kasur last week when police fired at hundreds of angry protesters, who said negligence on the part of the authorities was behind the repeated killings. Read More »

Barcelona star, Rafinha joins Inter Milan on loan

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Brazilian worldwide Rafinha damaged his knee ligaments last season in the 4-1 win over Granada and has not featured for the current La Liga leaders since April in the league. "He's going to take advantage of this chance in Italy ". Injuries have been cruel to Rafinha since he broke into the Barcelona first team. In total, Rafinha has made 79 appearances for Barca, sandwiching an impressive season on loan with Celta Vigo in 2013-14, and has scored 11 goals. Read More »

Tom Brady feels it would be arrogant to discuss injury

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It just kind of got bent back. Those moments when Brady was not sure if he could play through the injury were not easy for him. Another hurdle was the opponent. Either the Eagles or the Vikings will stand in the way of that. — Torrey Smith , Eagles, had five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia's 38-7 win over Minnesota. Read More »

Chris Wood ruled out of Burnley's game against Manchester United

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Do you think Lukaku has been a good signing for United this season? "It creates a tougher challenge because every time one of the superpowers spends enormous money on a player that drip-feeds down the market", Dyche said. "It's a different kind of performance to try to have but it's a performance needed to get a result against a fearless team like Burnley ", said Mourinho. Read More »

'Leaked' pictures show Sanchez as United's No. 7

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That's not the opinion of former United star Ince, though, who believes the real reason behind Sanchez's choice is that the Red Devils are "miles bigger" than their crosstown rivals and that it's "a fact" the world's top stars would still prefer a move to Old Trafford despite City's recent success. Read More »

Tom Brady and Nick Foles emerge as Super Bowl MVP favorites

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That shouldn't change in the Super Bowl , where bookmakers have turned a profit every time except the 2008 game when the New York Giants upset the previously unbeaten and 12-point favorite Patriots . After giving up the opening touchdown of the game, the Eagles overpowered the Vikings with 38 straight points. LeGarrette Blount had an 11-yard scoring run when things were decided in the first half, and the Eagles were headed to an National Football League title game the Vikings (14-4) hoped ... Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne signs until 2023

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In the Premier League alone he has scored six goals and got 10 assists, with the latter figure being matched only by City team-mate Leroy Sane. On current form he will be a leading contender for the various player of the year awards to be announced later in the campaign. Read More »

Australian Open upset: World No. 98 Sandgren sinks fifth seed Thiem

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He played some really, really great tennis, especially in the fourth set tie-break. "You don't have energy to waste on emotions". Sandgren, ranked 97th in the world, will face Hyeon Chung in the quarterfinals. Sandgren lost to Chung in Auckland two weeks ago, and he credited his form in that loss - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 - with forcing improvements in his game. "I felt the level of pain was not that high that I need to stop the match, even though it was obviously compromising my serve". Read More »

Browns finalizing deal with Todd Haley as offensive coordinator

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Haley previously coached for the Steelers over the last six seasons, but the team elected not to renew his contract for the 2018 campaign following their disappointing 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round. 2 overall, New York Giants) and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield joining him in the top 10. Haley will have his hands full in turning the offense around, but the Browns are likely to improve the group this offseason. Read More »

Joe Root: England Test captain to sit out Twenty20 tri-series

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Prior to the announcement of when Stokes' court appearance would be, England head coach Trevor Bayliss spoke of his plans to get the Test vice-captain up to speed ahead of a return which will now be delayed. The news came ahead of this year's Indian Premier League auction set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, with both Root and Stokes lining up as among the top-ranking players the eight teams can bid for. Read More »

Danica Patrick gets Daytona 500 ride with Premium Motorsports

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Her crew chief for next month's race is also a familiar face in former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. "I'll be back in GoDaddy green, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet with Tony Jr.in my ear again", Patrick said in a news release. "It all makes my last NASCAR race just that much sweeter". Eury Jr. served as Patrick's crew chief from 2010-12 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and welcomes the chance to rejoin Patrick for one final race. Read More »

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leaves game with head injury, questionable to return

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Even with the NFL's concerted effort to make the game safer, it's impossible to completely erase hits like the one Church laid on Gronkowski. We'll update as soon as more information becomes available on Gronkowski's injury. "I thought it was a good hit but the referees thought otherwise". And if you go high, they throw the flag at you. Tom Brady floated a ball to Gronkowski down the seam of the field. Read More »

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal likens Liverpool to Formula 1 vehicle

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They will also be hoping to give a league debut to their £75 million defender, Virgil van Dijk . "It is not exactly the way we wish to play but it was the circumstances of the moment". Swansea are fighting for their life and we've no problem with that, we had a problem with our offensive motions. "The problem Liverpool have is it isn't easy to find a 'keeper of that calibre". Read More »

Alexis Sanchez's Man United transfer to be announced in coming hours

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Although Arsene Wenger has been adamant about not letting Sanchez go without a replacement , departing with the player in the summer would have been unreasonable. Thanks for every time you sing Alexis Sanchez Baby". On another note, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has pleaded with Sanchez's detractors to back off. Read More »

Mark Allen holds nerve to claim first major title at Masters

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The win ensures Allen joins world champions Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor as a Northern Ireland snooker icon and he will become one of the favourites heading into the World Championships in Sheffield later this year. During the World Masters quarter-final clash between Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy , Trump, the current world number three, took the first frame with a fine century break, but it was his shot on the blue that really stole the show. Read More »

Steve Wilks Named New Cardinals Head Coach

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If Wilks is indeed named head coach, the Cardinals , Arizona State and Arizona will have all hired African American head coaches in less than two months' time. The Carolina Panthers made it to the playoffs before losing in the first round. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was seemingly impressed by reports of Wilks' appointment, writing "I LOVE IT" on his Twitter page. Read More »

Watch How Manchester United Confirmed The Signing Of Alexis Sanchez

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The 29-year-old Sanchez, who was out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, has joined the Old Trafford club after local rivals Manchester City had pulled out of the running. Mkhitaryan struggled to establish himself in Jose Mourinho's first team following a reported £26.3m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2016. Prior to that he had been expected to join Manchester City, who had a deal worth up to £60m accepted for Sanchez last August but could not complete a deal on transfer ... Read More »

How to watch Premier League online

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The visitors' red-hot form means Swansea are an incredible 12/1 with some bookmakers to claim three points - with anything but victory sure to have a deflating impact on a side brimming with confidence. Both of the Swans' wins have come in the last four clashes. According to the recent reports, Liverpool officials have tried to hijack the Premier League rivals Manchester United for the Chilean's signature. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains How He Will Humble Conor McGregor

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A loaded question everyone had was whether Tony and Khabib would fight for the interim belt or the undisputed belt. The event formally announced a whackload of great fights, like a featherweight championship bout between Max Holloway vs. Nurmagomedov stated during the MetroPCS UFC 220 Livestream over the weekend that after he beats Ferguson, McGregor will not be a top priority for him. Read More »

Tom Brady responds to the Jaguars' Super Bowl prediction

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And, given the state of the National Football League, where the salary cap prevents teams from loading up on talent, it's unlikely it will ever be matched. "I think that speaks to the explosiveness of their team". "We threw the first punch and we got the victory". DeCastro spoke with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday, following the Steelers' 45-42 loss to the Jaguars. Read More »

Women's March 2018: A Year Later, the Movement Evolves

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Linda Boyd wore a sweater from the Women's March in Washington, D.C., last year, a protest that drew thousands of women in pink "pussy hats" immediately following Trump's inauguration. Cher at the Power to the Polls Women's March voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21 in Las Vegas. But some who didn't march past year told news outlets that they were inspired to participate by the many causes that dominated social media in 2017. Read More »

Real hit back at crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

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That is why he is thinking of being out of the Real Club till the end of the season. I'm nearly there I think. "I feel good, I'm still not 100 percent but I'm getting back to my best one step at a time", the Welshman added. Add to that three Bundesliga titles and another Champions League from his time at Bayern Munich and you have yourself one of the most decorated central midfielders in world football, who also happens to be a World Cup victor. Read More »