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Olivier Giroud Arsenal exit hinges on other transfers, says Arsene Wenger

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It's still possible but we are far from being close. "Liverpool and Chelsea are the targets to catch and Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan make me feel like we can compete again", Nicholas told Sky Sports . The Armenian was cup-tied for Arsenal's recent win over Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg, but is in line to feature against Swansea next week. Read More »

Mourinho unsurprised by Sanchez display

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The Armenia global signed a long-term contract with the Red Devils' Premier League rivals Arsenal on Monday last week after joining the Gunners as part of the same deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Old Trafford . "We've got one of the best attacking players in the world". You go and analyse the numbers and Manchester City spent more money than us, Chelsea spent more money than us, I think even Everton spent more money than us. Read More »

Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

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We should be covered on getting his every shot from the very first tee, but some of these PGA Tour coverage rules can get draconian at times. Still, Woods said he felt mostly good to be back in tournament shape, and simply needed to build up his endurance. Read More »

Virginia Cavaliers at Duke Blue Devils Preview 01/27/18

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The Cavaliers are 8-0 in the ACC for the first time since a 12-0 start in 1980-81. "We weren't getting stops like we thought we were going to, (and we) let that affect our offense". The Cavaliers (20-1, 9-0 ACC) never wilted. Duke is 11-3 in the first 14 such encounters. Then came the final shot. And Ty Jerome made the afternoon's defining shot, a three from at least 24 feet. Read More »

Carson Wentz won't let injury impact playing style

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In a 10-minute chat at his locker in the team's training facility, Wentz revealed that he tore not just the anterior cruciate ligament, but also the lateral collateral ligament, in his left knee. "It's tough", Wentz said of not being able to play now. "I think ... we're wired for success for a long time". He's done such an unbelievable job in his two years in the National Football League of continuing to create this atmosphere and obviously going out there making electric plays, but really ... Read More »

Joao Mario On Bench - West Ham Team vs Wigan Confirmed

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There were practically no threats to the Wigan goal in the first half, save for Sam Byram running offside and Javier Hernández tripping over his own feet, though the latter could possibly have done better with a sharp chance in stoppage time when Antonio Martínez beat Callum Elder to reach the byline and send in a low cross that led to a brief period of pinball in the Wigan goalmouth. Read More »

NCAA president told of Michigan State assault complaints in 2010

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On Tuesday night, the NCAA sent Michigan State a letter of inquiry, formally opening an investigation into the university's handling of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced this week to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing girls and women over a period of decades. Read More »

First lady's rep blasts 'false' reports about Melania Trump

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Melania Trump is staying alone at hotels instead of sleeping at the White House since news of her husband's alleged fling with porn star Stormy Daniels broke, it was claimed. "I have a strangely normal life, yes", she said. Inside Edition was with her as she got a skin-rejuvenation treatment at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas. Read More »

Roger Federer Into Australian Open final After Hyeon Chung Retires

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Chung, who'd enjoyed an auspicious run here in Melbourne - including a straight sets fourth-round defeat of Novak Djokovic - was forced to retire in a tour-level match for the first time . "I enjoyed the two weeks, on court and off court". Roger Federer advanced to the final after his opponent Chung Hyeon retired in the second set of the semi-final with blisters on his feet. Read More »

Willian, Morata, Courtois Out Of Newcastle United Clash; Conte Expects "Difficult" Game

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Conte downplayed the severity of the Willian injury, saying: "I don't think we are talking about a serious injury". The manager went on to reveal the extent of Willian's injury is yet to be known. Following Wednesday's defeat to Arsenal in the EFL Cup semi-finals, the FA Cup arguably represents Chelsea's best opportunity for silverware this season - Barcelona await in the Champions League last 16 and they trail Premier League leaders Manchester City by 15 points. Read More »

Hegazi skips West Brom training ahead of Liverpool clash

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Speaking to the Liverpool Echo 's James Pearce, Klop has said that his side were hindered in the build-up by illness among the squad, which cost them a tactical training session. Liverpool head into the Saturday evening FA Cup fourth-round showdown with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield with the news that four players could return from injury. Read More »

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal deal to sign quality 28-year-old 'possible'

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It's still possible but it's far from being close. The Dortmund man can stretch any defence and has a knack for seizing chances, having scored 21 times in all competitions this season. "Once he did not show up at an important team meeting and then did not train well before a game in Berlin, so we sanctioned him". John Cross from the Mirror added an update on twitter that said, " Arsenal prepared to do business on Giroud" in a sign that his days at the Emirates might be numbered. Read More »

IPL 2018 auction: Ben Stokes most expensive, Gayle unsold

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Pandey's base price of INR 1 crore swelled more than ten times, with Kings XI involved in bidding all the way. DD had the last laugh when KXIP refused to use their RTM card. Sunrisers finally got their first bid in when Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan came under the hammer, and they claimed him for INR 2 crore (USD 312,000 approx). Read More »

Kyrie Irving denies knee surgery report: 'Sounds like a HIPAA violation'

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Kyrie Irving had asked for a trade out of Cleveland (who had already tried to trade him to Phoenix in a three-way deal, which set off the chain of events). But at the same time, it's a move they couldn't really afford to sit on. After all, he is the offensive engine of one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference (one that is challenging the Cavs for supremacy), and it has been months since Irving changed squads for the first time in his pro career. Read More »

Eli Manning has 'got years left' - Giants coach hopeful over star QB

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He brings head coaching experience and extensive experience as a coordinator, something McAdoo lacked, but the Giants ownership was keen on making sure their assessment of Shurmur was not a knock against previous coaches. "So we can see things the same way, have great communication and figure out how to score some points". Mara also mentioned Shurmur's track record developing players. Read More »

England dismissed for 196 in 4th ODI vs. Australia

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England would have entered the fourth one-day global against Australia feeling great about themselves, holding an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Earlier, the two sides played the first ever day-and-night Test in the same ground which Australia went on to win on the last day. Australia quick Pat Cummins has described his fellow fast bowler Josh Hazlewood as one of the best ODI bowlers in the world. Read More »

Neymar will be world's best, says PSG coach Unai Emery

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Mourinho confirmed Sanchez's inclusion on Thursday and admitted that the Chile star's arrival will force Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to fight for a place in the team. For me, age isn't so important if your look after your body and mind, do the right things and work in the right way, with care. He can play in four different positions'. Read More »

British ambush lurks for Cilic in Open semi

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It was absolutely important for me to continue with my intensity". Cilic will play Kyle Edmund in the semifinals. "He's had an incredible run", said Cilic . On Jan 15 - the day when Edmund played an intimidating first-round match against Kevin Anderson - he had never beaten a top-15 player, or won more than a single main-draw match in Melbourne . Read More »

Five-goal Leicester overcome 'Posh' hurdle in FA Cup

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Andrew Hughes briefly gave Posh hope with his second goal of the campaign, but McCann, who was managing Posh for the 100th time, admitted Leicester were worthy winners in front of a rare capacity crowd of over 13,000 at the ABAX. A terrible start saw the visitors roar into a 3-0 lead inside 30 minutes with two late goals adding gloss to an impressive display from the top-flight champions of 2015-16. Read More »

Stokes rakes in IPL mega bucks, Root and Gayle among unsold

India's World Cup winners Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have continued to shine despite being out of the India reckoning. The eight franchises participating in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL ) are now participating the auction at Bangalore . Read More »

Li takes slim lead over McIlroy in Dubai

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Li, in the leader group with McIlroy, shot a bogey-free 64 at Emirates Golf Club. In flawless scoring conditions at the Emirates Golf Club, the 42-year-old Donaldson took a one-shot lead over Anthony Wall and David Horsey. McIlroy's compatriot Graeme McDowell could do with a break but even after firing a bogey-free 68 there was no guarantee he'd make the cut. "There are guys there and all they want to do is hit it as far as they can and then take care of business from there". Read More »

Cesar Azpilicueta calls on Chelsea to bounce back from Arsenal defeat

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Our last appearance in the showpiece game came two years ago, when Willy Caballero's penalty shoot-out heroics saw us lift the trophy at the expense of Liverpool . And with crucial games in three different competitions coming up Azpilicueta has backed the England midfielder to make a significant impact. "In the second half we rectified that". Read More »

Marcus Smart Suffers Hand Lacerations Swiping At Picture Frame, Out Two Weeks

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Tony Schena and Drew Terono at New England Baptist Hospital, it was determined that Smart's timeline for a return to action is approximately two weeks. Despite his excellent play at times though, Smart is one of the most inconsistent players in the league, and will regularly show up to games where he proceeds to shoot 30% from the field and commit silly turnovers over and over again. Read More »

Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier set for UFC 226

Daniel Cormier will make his return to the heavyweight division, officially booked to face reigning champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7, the promotion announced Friday afternoon. According to FightMetric, Miocic was successful with six of his takedown attempts and used his superior wrestling to have one-sided advantages in control and total strikes against the 263-pound Ngannou, who entered the fight unbeaten in his first six UFC bouts. Read More »

Madrid is on fire - Mourinho cools Ronaldo to United rumours

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I care about the club, I'm the last one to add fire. It's an intriguing question and one which is based on the speculation linking the 25-year-old Brazilian to a move to our fading rivals, Real Madrid. "I believe Mkhi is going to be even better than he was with us". "Could he perform better with us, could I take more from his talent?" It is nearly nine years since the 32-year-old forward left for the Spanish giants and he is again flirting with his former club. Read More »

India vs South Africa: Johannesburg Test will resume as scheduled on Saturday

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There is a provision for the pitch to be repaired, if both skippers want to, but that is unlikely to happen in this case since it would give the team batting last, South Africa , an unfair advantage on the chase. But I don't think the wicket is too unsafe. Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding, a cricket great and working as a TV commentator at the Wanderers , said earlier in the day - when India batsman Murali Vijay was hit a number of times - that the game should be stopped. Read More »

England Women secure Challenge Trophy at Sydney 7s

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England had got their campaign Down Under off the ideal start as they beat Dubail finalists U.S. 28-24 in pool B, as Breach scored two tries on her first appearance since switching to the sevens programme full-time. Rising Australian star Emma Sykes said: "I was so focused on the matches that I nearly forget it was Australia Day". It was a brutal match as New Zealand scored first from Andrew Newstub as they took an early lead 5-0 in the 2nd minute. Read More »

Tiger Woods Birdies Final Hole to Narrowly Make Cut

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A few scrambles later, Woods had himself another birdie at the par-5 fifth - he almost holed an eagle chip but settled for birdie after it ran a few feet by. Still, Woods has a long way to go to reach his old winning form. Woods, 42, is playing his first official tournament in 51 weeks. That's no longer the case with the North getting a makeover two years ago, with bent greens that are firm this week and narrower fairways. Read More »

Hundreds of Michigan State students rally for sexual assault survivors

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The NCAA also announced earlier this week that they will be conducting an investigation at the university due to their failure to address the reports of abuse by Nassar. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal shaking U.S. gymnastics, first, Michigan State University's president resigned and now, the University's athletic director, Mark Hollis says he is "retiring". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski not present for Patriots' walkthrough

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As no Patriots will be playing in the Pro Bowl (obviously), this injury report has little bearing on Super Bowl Sunday. Meanwhile, Tom Brady (right hand) and Devin McCourty (shoulder) both participated in full and the Patriots left them off the Friday list. Read More »

Wentz injury worse than feared, but Eagles quarterback targets 2018 opener

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It's gone great so far". Wentz is understandably "thrilled" for his fill-in Nick Foles , who has performed admirably in leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl . Sure, Wentz said, there's a fire inside that's hard to extinguish, knowing he won't suit up and could merely be a spectator for the franchise's first title in the 52-year Super Bowl era. Read More »

Dzeko's Chelsea move delayed by Roma's hunt for a replacement

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Now it looks like the Aubameyang deal hinges on Giroud, either in a swap deal or, if that doesn't work out, a move to another side for the cash that will allow Wenger to seal his striker move. The England worldwide secured a move to Stamford Bridge earlier this month for a fee of £15m, joining from fellow Premier League club Everton. Meanwhile, the Sun has made another revelation which goes on to show the current toxic background environment at Chelsea . Read More »

Entire USA Gymnastics board asked to resign or face decertification

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He is most famous for his work with the U.S. Gymnastics team, and has been accused of sexual assault by numerous most notable American Olympians in recent years. As outside investigations continue, more people could lose jobs at the university and elsewhere. He has been Michigan State's athletic director since 2008. Read More »

North Korea condemns latest U.S. sanctions

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North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday. The U.S. -South Korean alliance is "ironclad and irreplaceable", Mattis said. In a phone conversation earlier this year, he and Mattis agreed to meet regularly in person, according to a statement from the South's Ministry of National Defense. Read More »

Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL in 2020

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We're going to hire people who really know what they're doing, experienced executives, who will be out in front. "The new XFL is an exciting opportunity to reimagine America's favorite sport", McMahon said in the release. McMahon says he will have an open forum for fans to contribute ideas to the new league. In a move that will have wrestling fans slapping their knees with mirth at the irony of it all , McMahon not only implied the XFL may well have no half-time period, but this ... Read More »

McLaren MSO X cars are ready for road or track

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They were handed over to their owners during a special event near Las Vegas and offer a tantalising glimpse of what McLaren's MSO division can offer. These two MSO X units here are cars #8 and #10 - the latter wearing an Anniversary White paintjob with red and blue accents that Inspired by the F1 GTR Longtail chassis #26R at Le Mans in 1997. Read More »

Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Timberwolves

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The Timberwolves have moved firmly atop the Northwest this season by winning seven of their last 10 games. Fellow All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns did what he could with a double-double consisting of 31 points and 11 rebounds, but it was not enough to counter Golden State's relentlessness. Read More »

Saints Confirm Expectation Of Re-Signing Drew Brees

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The 39-year-old has already expressed a strong interest to stay with the New Orleans Saints , and possibly for the rest of his career since he has created so much history with the franchise. "Look, it's beyond the numbers". New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is leaving no doubt he believes Drew Brees will be back with the team in 2018. Read More »

Bills C Eric Wood Reportedly Suffered Career-Ending Neck Injury

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The center was the only Bills player to play 100 percent of all the snaps this season. "I'm excited for 2018". Wood is coming off his ninth season with the Bills and played every game this season. Wood suffered a compound fracture of his left leg late in his rookie season, and broke his other leg in 2016. The center played 120 games for the Bills and recently called the end of the playoff drought his best professional memory. Read More »

Ings should be given chance for Liverpool against West Brom

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Ings is doing really well, the fact that we don't send him on loan show what our plans are with him. In total, Lallana has made two starts and five substitute outings since November 25. "It was a very hard time for Danny as when I came in he got injured and since then it was ups and downs". "If Danny could go somewhere where he could play the next 20 games, would it be ideal for him? I don't think a lot of things (in the transfer window) will happen in the next few days". Read More »

Jemele Hill is Leaving SC6 for The Undefeated

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Michael Smith will host the program on his own, as he did when Hill was suspended last October for her National Football League tweets. Following the post , Hill was reprimanded by then ESPN president John Skipper, but it was a tweet about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that got her suspended for two weeks from the show. Read More »

Trump sells USA to Davos, declares 'America is open for business'

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Speaking to the PM at the summit in Switzerland today, Trump said the United Kingdom and U.S. are "very much joined at the hip when it comes to the military". In the wake of news that Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June, Trump, after calling the reports " fake news ", Trump used his position in front of world business leaders to double down on his media bashing. Read More »

Newcastle sign Kenedy on loan from Chelsea

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Reports suggest that Turkish side Sivasspor are especially interested in signing the midfielder initially on loan, but they face competition from French side Montpellier. Asked about Kenedy , Conte said: "I think he is going on loan to Newcastle ". Traditionally left-footed with bags and bags of energy, the Brazilian youngster Kenedy will have an immediate impact as a Toon and give the club a much-needed lift for the second half of the season. Read More »

Another former Bison heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame

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All the other players received at least one. Players must receive at least 5 percent of the vote to remain on the ballot with a maximum of 10 years under consideration. Mike Mussina climbed to 63.5 percent. Last year, Hoffman was five votes short and Guerrero 15 shy of induction , while Clemens got at 54.1% of the vote and Bonds come in at 53.8%. Read More »