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NFL Draft, First Round Mock - Dallas Cowboys' surprising pick

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This year, with three of the top four quarterbacks throwing plus former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson , the sessions mostly reinforced what everyone already thought. This time, he got to meet a lot more of the coaching staff and front office, including offensive coordinator Mike Shula (who was not yet employed by the Giants at the time of the Senior Bowl meeting). Read More »

Guardiola accepts FA charge of promoting political message

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Glenn said he would personally apologize to the Jewish Leadership Council. "The Star of David is a Jewish religious symbol of enormous importance to Jews worldwide", Johnson said in a statement. "We will raise formally with the FA the Jewish community's deep disappointment with this statement". "It could be the Star of David, it could be the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, Robert Mugabe on your shirt". Read More »

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency over riots

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Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days in view of the spread of communal violence. The first T20 match on this ground had been played between India vs Sri Lanka in 2009, where team India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets. Read More »

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante health scare dismissed after collapsing in training

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The French midfielder suffered the frightening health scare last Friday, leaving his team-mates shocked and terrified he had suffered a heart problem. It has been suggested last week's freezing temperatures could have contributed to Kante fainting. But the club have now confirmed the diminutive midfielder returned to training on Monday afternoon and will likely start against Crystal Palace for their Premier League fixture on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Birmingham City sack boss Steve Cotterill, reportedly target Garry Monk

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With his relationship with the Yorkshire clubs supporters seriously soured, they took great delight when he was sacked by Middlesbrough over the festive period. "I've stayed professional throughout, worked extremely hard in the time I've been at this football club and will continue to do so if I'm still here". Read More »

Koscielny makes top-four admission as he issues Arsenal plea

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Finishing fifth in the Premier League last season was a new low for Wenger, who had previously never failed to qualify for the Champions League until that year. City have nine top-flight matches left to play this season. Another apologetic tweet from Petr Cech . Wenger may have multiple Premier League titles and FA Cup crowns under his belt, but he is struggling to inspire a side that have now suffered four successive defeats across all competitions and eight losses in their last ... Read More »

Postgame Report: Grizzlies lose heartbreaker in San Antonio

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The Spurs ended a two-game losing streak but won for just the second time in eight games. One of Los Angeles' biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. On the road, Memphis is 12-15-2 ATS with 15 overs, 13 unders and 1 push. They're only two games ahead of the Clippers , yet they're only one game out of the third seed. Read More »

NFL Combine: Day 3 Winners and Losers

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Some of us who do some of the more over the top stuff are kind of locked into everybody. The only thing that seemed to slow down the 2016 AAC defensive player of the year was an apparent case of leg cramps, which noticeably impacted his ability to go full speed on numerous on-field drills. Read More »

Contaminated meat blamed for Alvarez's positive clenbuterol test

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A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China. That same report also indicated Canelo would be moving his camp from his home country of Mexico to the United States, where he would willingly participate in any test administered by WADA. Read More »

Jimmy Graham Likely Done With Seahawks; Several Teams Interested

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The Saints reportedly are interested in a reunion. Finding a go-to threat at the position is something that general manager Dave Caldwell has focused on since his arrival in Jacksonville five years ago. Graham caught 12 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown in wins over the 49ers and Jets in weeks three and four of the 2016 season and the thought that Graham and the Seahawks had finally formed a fruitful relationship began to emerge. Read More »

Trae Young named Big 12 Freshman of the Year

The Jayhawks are in the hunt for a No. 1 seed, and the Red Raiders and Mountaineers could be top-four seeds. A deep run in the Big 12 Tournament could help the Jayhawks cement a No. 9 seed. The Jayhawks play the victor of Wednesday's first-round game between No. 8 Oklahoma State and No. 9 Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Those are called Group 1 opponents. Read More »

Saquon Barkley sets 40-yard dash ablaze

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The Saints got a real gem here considering they did not select Kamara until the third round. After arriving at Lucas Oil Stadium , Barkley has reportedly been impressing teams off the field during interviews. While Guice is getting ready for the interviews with the National Football League coaches, his main message that he wants to get through to them is "If you don't draft me I'm going to give your defense hell". Read More »

Liverpool v FC Porto: No repeat of first leg drubbing

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But the result in Porto will lead to a reaction from Porto . Nonetheless, Klopp - who led former club Borussia Dortmund to the final at Wembley in 2013 - is taking nothing for granted and says he will probably only make up to three changes, fitness and illness permitting. Read More »

West Brom Considering Managerial Options as Relegation to the Championship Looms

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Despite West Brom's early second-half opportunities, the home side slowly began to enjoy greater possession, but without testing Foster in the Baggies' goal. Indeed, it was the Baggies who had the best of a desperately uneventful first 45 minutes, with Grzegorz Krychowiak's early shot seemingly destined for the back of the net but for a fine block from Adrian Mariappa. Read More »

Andre, Jordan Ayew Hailed By Swansea City Teammates After West Ham Win

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Andre, who was playing against his former club, was directly involved in three of the four goals scored while Jordan was also on target. "They have been told that this was miles and miles away from where I'm going - or they are going". West Ham are 14th in the Premier League table having picked up 30 points from 29 games. It was great to have an impact on the game with the assists for the goals. Read More »

American auto parts makers fear Trump tariffs will destroy jobs

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In 2017, the USA imported 26.9 million tonnes of steel, with 16 per cent of it coming from Canada. The president's plan for a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminium means that U.S. Steel producers in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey rely far more heavily on the U.S. market. The American President is not backing down, not now. Read More »

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

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However, only one of the four league games they played resulted in a win (1-0 vs Manchester United at St. James' Park). Mohamed Salah's desire for goals was hailed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after the Egypt worldwide scored for the seventh consecutive game in all competitions. Read More »

Sam Darnold says the right things, but won't throw at NFL Combine

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And guys are going, 'Well, if there aren't 32 franchise guys, maybe we need to look at this a little bit differently.' And how does that affect this draft class.? The one dissenting opinion puts the USC star at number two. In the past 15 drafts, the only QB shorter than 6-foot-1 to be drafted in the first round was Manziel who came in at 5-foot-11 3/4, in 2014. "I think if anybody is going to turn that franchise around, it would be me". Read More »

Josh Allen and Shaquem Griffin Set the Combine Buzzing

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And there's where a prospect's draft stock can really change. "So the opportunity to go and play there under those two guys would be such an honor". But they have an equal amount of downside. At quarterback , Wyoming's Josh Allen left no doubt he's got the strongest arm in this year's group. Three-cone drill: Flowers also turned in the fastest time in the three-cone drill at 6.81 seconds, with Allen as the runner-up in 6.90. Read More »

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea did not play to their qualities'

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His 46th minute score was the only one that counted in City's triumph Sunday at Etihad Stadium in Manchester , England. "But don't forget we were missing N'Golo Kante who is a crucial player for our balance". Hazard, whose miserable afternoon was ended when he was substituted in the 89th minute, said: "When you leave the pitch you have the impression that you've ran, but that you haven't played a game of football ". Read More »

Ibra set to leave MU at end of season

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The Eagles present a different challenge and although they are winless since January, they are a threat at home and could make United's life hard at Selhurst Park. "I don't believe that the way Mourinho has United playing is suited to him". Chairman Steve Parish perhaps had that in mind when he revealed this week he was "planning for the Championship" but asked if he was doing the same, the 70-year-old Hodgson responded: "No". Read More »

Conor McGregor stars in new Burger King ad

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UFC 222 took place over the weekend in Las Vegas , and while the main event concluded how many assumed it would, the co-main event had all UFC fans buzzing over rising men's featherweight sensation Brian Ortega . Conor McGregor can sell a fight, but can he sell a chicken sandwich? Hopefully, when all is said and done between Khabib and Ferguson at UFC 223, the direction McGregor is going to take with his next move will become a lot clearer. Read More »

Former ESPN Host Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman is alleged to have left colleague Jemele Hill a "threatening and racially disparaging voicemail", TMZ Sports reported Monday. Lawrence said she left a successful legal career to join the sports network through its competitive "ESPN the Fellowship" program, a recruiting initiative created to hire and retain diverse candidates. Read More »

Kirk Cousins choosing between Jets and Vikings

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It goes without saying this is good news for the Jets , as they now have a 50/50 shot at landing the desired quarterback. They could also use more offensive weapons but again, free agency should help the Jets at least address one or two areas of need heading into next season. Read More »

A Mariners and Ichiro Suzuki reunion?

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Mitch Haniger is also now injured with a sore right hand. Sources told me this fall that there was interest in bringing Ichiro back, but in the end the Mariners just could not find a fit for the 44-year-old outfielder. He spent the first 11 1/2 seasons in Seattle before being traded to the New York Yankees in 2012 season. The contract would be a major league deal, and negotiations are ongoing, according to the report. Read More »

AFC team offered a second-round pick for Nick Foles

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Burton, 26, is a player who is widely known for his part in the " Philly Special " play from Super Bowl LII as he threw a crucial touchdown pass to Nick Foles in the second quarter of the game. But look at what King is saying above and realize that a trade for Foles probably isn't going to happen. With that being said, the National Football League is still a business at the end of the day, and just like most Super Bowl champions have to deal with, Philadelphia understands it's going to be ... Read More »

'Icarus,' film about Russian athlete doping, wins Oscar

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Icarus was nominated for the award alongside Abacus: Small Enough to Jail which revolves around migrants from China, Faces Places , Last Men in Aleppo , and Strong Island , which is also a Netflix production. He was one of the whistleblowers who came forward about Russian athletes using performance-enhancing drugs to compete in the Olympic Games. " Netflix has single-handedly changed the documentary world", Fogel said. Read More »

Adam Rippon Responds To Haters Who Didn't Like His Oscars 2018 Look

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The risk-taking Rippon stepped out on the red carpet in a cropped black suit with cold-shoulder detail, matching pants and -the standout piece-a studded leather chest harness-all by Jeremy Scott for Moschino . Another called Rippon's style multifunctional, saying the outfit was ideal for 'when you get a Scruff notification at a work function'. "Stand up for what YOU believe in, Adam ", said another. Read More »

Arsenal Players Apologise To Fans For Brighton Shambles

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The Arsenal #1 posted on Twitter , just a couple minutes after the game: "If you want to win a game away of home in the best league in the world your GK can't concede 2 goals like I did today...it's simply not possible..." Aubameyang got a goal back but it was not enough to prevent a fourth defeat in a row in all competitions for the Gunners, marking their worst run since 2002 and leaving them facing a major challenge to finish in the top four. Read More »

Dutch midfielder Sneijder retires from worldwide soccer

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It looks like the decision came from the new boss, as Sneijder admitted he knew his global career would be in jeopardy when he left Nice this January to play for Al Gharafa in Qatar. They recently appointed Ronald Koeman as the new national coach. "We spoke about this openly in a friendly discussion and I respect his decision". Read More »

'Personal insults' sparked Warner-De Kock fracas

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CCTV footage showed Warner apparently turning on De Kock as the players walked up a narrow staircase leading to the dressing rooms at the start of the interval in Durban in a match won by Australia. We were certainly very chirpy out in the field as well. Hogg knows better than most how irritating Warner can be, having toured Bangladesh alongside the opener as a part of Australia's World Twenty20 squad in 2014. Read More »

Jose Mourinho makes Manchester United contenders for the Champions League, claims Irwin

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Roma tried to sign the player on loan in January but United were only interested in a permanent deal, the Red Devils are hoping to recoup the £14 million they spent for him. If Manchester United's diminutive Chilean is to line up on the right hand side of attack once again, Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt will need to step his game up, especially given his recent performances. Read More »

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reveals surprise over Mohamed Salah this season

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Salah has now matched Luis Suarez's best scoring season for the Reds , and his record of finding the net in 26 matches for Liverpool is unmatched in Europe's top five leagues. "I would have a ligament injury in the ankle if I tried that". That's teamwork and I love that most, to be honest. We got into some good positions, and we were running full pace, but still we couldn't beat them. Read More »

LaVar Ball tweets at Donald Trump after latest ESPN report

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However, LaVar Ball , the animated father of LiAngelo Ball , told reporters that Trump did not have anything to do with helping the boys get released. "Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? " he wrote on Twitter . "The situation was already resolved by the time we heard about Trump's involvement", one team source claimed to ESPN . Read More »

Former PSG Star: Neymar Wanted Me To Stay

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Neymar underwent surgery in Brazil on Saturday to fix the fracture to his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, sustained in last week's league win against Marseille. Timothy Weah, son of former FIFA World Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah, played his first Ligue 1 match as Paris Saint-Germain recorded a 2-0 road victory over Troyes. Read More »

India's young turks ready for Tri-Nation test

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India will look to groom a young keeper and Pant seem to be the ideal replacement.The likes of Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj will look to impress the selectors if and when they get an opportunity to play in the series. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal had a point to prove after India rested R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, and they grabbed their chances with Axar as the frontman. Read More »

PNB Fraud To Be The Mainstay During Parliament Session In March

The Lok Sabha was today adjourned for the day after unrelenting protests by the opposition Congress over the Rs 12,700 crore PNB scam , and demands by the TDP for a special package for Andhra Pradesh .On the first day of the second-leg of the Budget session, the House witnessed uproar as Congress, TDP, TRS as well as AIADMK members trooped into the Well. Read More »

Italian Soccer Star, Davide Astori Dies in His Sleep, Aged 31

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Giovanni Malago, acting head of the Lega Serie A and president of the Italian Olympic Committee, said there was no alternative but to postpone all of Sunday's league fixtures in Italy . Astori used to play for Roma, and has always been close to the Giallorossi captain, even after he left to join Fiorentina, the two seeing one another when the Italian national team got together. Read More »

Wenger: I can turn it around

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It is nearly 14 years since Arsenal won the Premier League title without losing a single game as a defence comprising Lauren, Kolo Toure, Sol Campbell or Martin Keown and Ashley Cole largely kept all-comers at bay. The Frenchman established the Gunners as one of Europe's elite, yet he's doing more harm than good by his decision to continue his attempts at turning Arsenal's ill-fated fortunes around. Read More »

Raiders Player Sought By Police For Alleged Domestic Violence

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The statement said that officers arrived around 8:30 p.m.at a residence on Bush Street after receiving the call of a domestic-violence incident. It was Smith's fourth arrest - and third DUI arrest - in four years. The Mercury News, citing dispatch audio, reported that the alleged victim said Smith bit her wrists and may have fled in a black Range Rover. The following month, he was allegedly a passenger in a auto that collided with an unmarked SFPD vehicle, injuring two officers. Read More »

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar's 2.0 teaser leaked online, video goes viral

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Within minutes of the leak, the teaser went viral and the video has been circulated on social media and Whatsapp. This is not the first time where a teaser of Rajinikanth's movie has been leaked before its official release. Robo 2.0 shooting work has been completed as of now and the film will be hitting the big screens in the month of April 2018. Many artists from the film industry tweeted that the leaked scenes have given away most of the suspense and thrilling elements from the ... Read More »

The top five most damning stats behind Arsenal's 2017/18 Premier League season

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Defeat intensified the pressure upon the under-fire Wenger and the travelling Arsenal fans let their feelings be known as banners were unfurled calling for his departure and chants to the same effect heard in ever increasing volume. "That's always what you get when you don't win", he said. When you go through a hard patch, uncertainty before the game is the quality of the performance we can give. Read More »

National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short

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The movie is based on the letter Bryant wrote in November 2015 to media platform The Players' Tribune announcing his retirement from basketball; he played his last game on April 13, 2016. In July 2003 , Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado. "I'm glad we're doing much more than that", Bryant said in his acceptance speech , a reference to recent comments made by Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham . Read More »