• Liverpool confident of reaching Philippe Coutinho contract extension in next 48 hours
Liverpool confident of reaching Philippe Coutinho contract extension in next 48 hours

Coutinho's injury in November, and subsequent six-week absence has seen that push for the title perish, however, but according to reports tonight, Coutinho has chose to ignore that interest from Barcelona and to commit his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new, five-year contract with the club.

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  • Wizards Will Embrace Funeral Theme with All-Black Attire Before Facing Celtics
Wizards Will Embrace Funeral Theme with All-Black Attire Before Facing Celtics

On Monday, Wizards players said they would be wearing all black before this game against Boston. Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic has video of each player arriving at the facility. The two teams will meet again on March 20 in Boston for the fourth and final time of the season, but could very well see each other in the postseason.

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  • Omaha Storm Chasers remembering pitcher Ventura
Omaha Storm Chasers remembering pitcher Ventura

Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died on Sunday, Jan. 22 in two separate auto accidents in the Dominican Republic. He was working on a construction crew to support his family when he heard about a baseball tryout, which led to a spot in the local Royals academy.

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  • Charity at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship raises over Dh70,000
Charity at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship raises over Dh70,000

But his fellow Englishman and overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton struggled to a closing three-over 75 to finish in a tie for 13th. For Fleetwood, a victory was due after a strong run of results since September, which was sparked by a return to his old caddie and his former coach.

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  • Swafford one ahead at La Quinta, Mickelson four back
Swafford one ahead at La Quinta, Mickelson four back

Swafford shot his second consecutive seven-under 65 after a bogey-free round. "I'm driving the ball beautifully". Paul Casey was just three shots off the pace at the CareerBuilder Challenge as American rookie Dominic Bozzelli claimed the first-round lead in La Quinta.

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  • 49ers GM candidate Brian Gutekunst staying with Packers
49ers GM candidate Brian Gutekunst staying with Packers

And that long track record with a Packers franchise that has been stable and successful apparently has him as the leading candidate to become the next general manager of the 49ers. During his tenure , the Packers have drafted such high-impact talent as quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Jordy Nelson and outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

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  • There's Better News on the Packers' Receivers Today
There's Better News on the Packers' Receivers Today

We know about Jordy Nelson and his rib injury, and earlier on Wednesday, Davante Adams was ruled out of practice until Saturday. With the injuries at receiver, the Packers might have to promote Max McCaffrey or Antwan Goodley from the practice squad.

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  • Everton deny Deulofeu has left for Milan
Everton deny Deulofeu has left for Milan

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Speaking earlier this week, Ronald Koeman had said he would allow Deulofeu to depart during this month's transfer window. "We've made a new offer for Deulofeu , which is a loan deal we'll pay a fee for and which will include an option for a permanent move", Galliani...

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  • Jan Vertonghen in action for Tottenham
Jan Vertonghen in action for Tottenham

The 29-year-old has missed just a single league clash thus far this season, serving as an integral part alongside Alderweireld of a defence which has conceded a league low of 14 goals from 21 matches. "Now we are starting to be concerned about him, because it's almost three months and we are still in a situation with no movement". Pochettino is l...

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  • Jose Fonte Close To Joining West Ham For £8 Million
Jose Fonte Close To Joining West Ham For £8 Million

Bilic went public about Payet's desire to leave West Ham last week, outlining how the French fan-favourite had gone on strike in an attempt leave the club. "You can not say - "I am refusing to play and train, get me out of here". I rate Payet, of course. Although it's not perhaps the position we were looking to fill, he must have been on the club...

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  • Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Reveals Concerns Over Lure of Chinese Super League
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Reveals Concerns Over Lure of Chinese Super League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned European clubs against trying to compete with the money being spent in the Chinese Super League . "There were no negotiations in fact, because he had an option for extension". "He is a leader of the team and he is also one of the four centre-backs who has experience and can guide the team", Wenger told ...

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  • 49ers Plan to Offer Kyle Shanahan Head-Coaching Job
49ers Plan to Offer Kyle Shanahan Head-Coaching Job

San Francisco reportedly will get GM candidates together with Shanahan next week. On Monday, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels also withdrew his candidacy. If the Falcons win, the 49ers could request a second interview with Shanahan during the bye week next week. "It's about getting that opportunity and finding the right...

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  • Man Utd agree €25m fee with Lyon for transfer of Depay
Man Utd agree €25m fee with Lyon for transfer of Depay

But Lyon coach Bruno Genesio publicly stated that signing Depay was his priority in the January transfer window and he has convinced his club to raise its offer. The versatile forward is now behind the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata for a starting spot at Old Trafford and has not featured for the Red Dev...

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  • British sprinters
British sprinters "don't know how they are still alive"

Although unconfirmed it is believed the auto was driven by a tourist who was not familiar with driving on the right hand side of the road. Ellington, who was part of a British Athletics group taking part in warm-weather training, admits to being unsure how is still alive following the ordeal, which he claims came as a result of an oncoming vehicl...

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  • Islanders fire Jack Capuano; Doug Weight named interim coach
Islanders fire Jack Capuano; Doug Weight named interim coach

The team defeated the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Monday. In 483 games coached with the Islanders, he went 227-192-64. The Stars are within shouting distance of a playoff spot, and have the benefit of a weaker field of competition out West this season than in years past.

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  • Talks between Blue Jays, Bautista intensify
Talks between Blue Jays, Bautista intensify

The Jays first acquired Bautista midway through the 2008 season, stealing him from the Pirates for catcher Robinson Diaz. The deal contains a mutual option, making it possible Bautista stays in Toronto past 2017. If the two sides are as close as Sanchez believes they are, expect Toronto and Joey Bats to finalize a deal sometime today or tomorrow. I...

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  • Teammates and manager insist Diego Costa is happy at Chelsea
Teammates and manager insist Diego Costa is happy at Chelsea

Roman Abramovich has already closed the door on selling Costa in the January transfer window and has ordered Conte to kiss and make up with his top goalscorer. "I think that's the secret, because when you're working at the highest level it's vital that you show the players how much you love the game and that you convince them to do the same".

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  • Carmelo Anthony says if Knicks don't want him it's time to talk
Carmelo Anthony says if Knicks don't want him it's time to talk

Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks superstar, would waive his no-trade clause only if Phil Jackson & Co. find a way to ship him to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Los Angeles Clippers, per a fresh report. A trade would be tricky; as The Post reported , Anthony has three years left on his current deal but a deal would include a 15 percent t...

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  • Head of DC National Guard to Step Down during Inauguration
Head of DC National Guard to Step Down during Inauguration

Bush in 2008. During the inauguration, Schwartz will command not only members of the D.C. Guard but also 5,000 unarmed troops dispatched from across the country to help. Like hundreds of other political appointees, Schwartz must tender his resignation and leave his post immediately after Trump, a Republican, officially takes office.

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  • Sony Open: Thomas now leads by 7
Sony Open: Thomas now leads by 7

The long-hitting Thomas, a victor in two of his last three PGA Tour starts, also recorded seven birdies and three bogeys to post a 17-under total of 123 in the first full-field event of the year on the U.S. "I felt like I managed my day really well to shoot five under", Thomas said. Gary Woodland is alone in second following his second straight 6...

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  • Barca beat Las Palmas, Atleti win
Barca beat Las Palmas, Atleti win

His goal means he has scored 13 in the last 12 games and in all seven matches since the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on December 3. Meanwhile, Barcelona's next challenge will be a meeting with Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter-final, the first-leg of which will be held at the Anoeta on January 19.

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  • DeGale-Jack Ends In Draw
DeGale-Jack Ends In Draw

It was hard to take DeGale seriously. Mercante, 57, stumbled briefly before regaining his balance and grabbing a sip of water from Jack's corner. "Treat us fair. He said he was going to outbox me. "I've been paying attention to DeGale for a while". A fantastic round where it was discovered that DeGale lost a tooth in the previous round.

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  • Marseille To Crank Up Pressure On West Ham For Dimitri Payet
Marseille To Crank Up Pressure On West Ham For Dimitri Payet

While Bilic only had warm words for his player, he did give a humourous response when asked about the attempts tried by Carroll in training. It wont have come as a surprise to many with the Frenchman giving inklings of a possible exit, and on Thursday Bilic confirmed that the Frenchman wants to leave nearly a year after extending his contract.

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  • Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says Premier League leaders Chelsea can be caught
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says Premier League leaders Chelsea can be caught

This is an important few weeks in their domestic campaign before the added distraction of the Champions League returns so Claudio Ranieri will be itching to get some points on the board and avoid any drawn out battle against the drop. Live coverage is on Bt Sport 1. "Andy King is okay". For Chelsea , Antonio Conte confirmed Nathan Ake coul...

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  • Korean weightlifter moves up to silver at Beijing 2008 after champion's DQ
Korean weightlifter moves up to silver at Beijing 2008 after champion's DQ

China faces a one-year ban from worldwide weightlifting which should be triggered for having three Olympic doping disqualifications in a re-testing program by the IOC, which announced the verdicts on Thursday. And testing reveals that Beijing 2008 was not a particularly doped-out event: approximately 11,028 athletes participated, meaning less than ...

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  • Winter Storm Watch; Ice Storm Possible
Winter Storm Watch; Ice Storm Possible

That might not seem like a lot, but that amount of ice accumulation would more than likely be crippling. The NWS predicts a worst-case scenario of temperatures remaining below freezing Saturday night and Sunday . He stressed that people should assume any downed line is electrified - so stay clear, He also pointed out that generators are helpfu...

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  • Texans battling history as Patriots loom
Texans battling history as Patriots loom

You never really know when you are going to get a great day from the rushing game, or when Lamar Miller is going to be shaking off tackles in the back field all night long . The Texans had often been settling for field goals instead of touchdowns when they got in the red zone in recent weeks. They scored three touchdowns in the first quarter a...

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  • Benteke is not for sale' - Allardyce
Benteke is not for sale' - Allardyce

Van Aanholt has started all bar two of Sunderland's league games this term, and even though he has been playing at left-back, his three Premier League goals make him the club's joint second-highest scorer. "We have Loic Remy fit again, and Fraizer Campbell so I think we have plenty of options". "I don't reflect on the past very often, but I did h...

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  • FIFA Expands World Cup To 48 Teams Starting In 2026
FIFA Expands World Cup To 48 Teams Starting In 2026

Asian countries have largely failed to make an impact at the World Cup, which is dominated by European and South American teams, although co-hosts South Korea reached the semi-finals in 2002. Under the expanded World Cup format, the USA and Mexico really will be guarantees. The first day of the FIFA Council meeting saw the members split into fi...

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  • Jaguars hire ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin as Vice President, reports say
Jaguars hire ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin as Vice President, reports say

As ESPN's Michael DiRocco points out , that seems to imply that Coughlin will have final say on everything concerning the football team. ESPN first reported Marrone had been chosen to replace Gus Bradley, who was sacked in late November after going 14-48 in three-plus seasons.

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  • Bills hire Panthers' Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott as Head Coach
Bills hire Panthers' Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott appears to be the favorite to receive the job, and the team has no plans to interview any more candidates. In recent days, sources said McDermott had received encouraging answers to his questions about the team's front-office structure and how it would work day-to-day if he took the job.

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  • Hull boss Silva admits defensive woes ahead of Man Utd clash
Hull boss Silva admits defensive woes ahead of Man Utd clash

Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia are also poised to start the first leg at Old Trafford after missing the FA Cup win over Reading. Following Saturday's clash at home to Bournemouth, they travel to Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal and host Manchester City.

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  • Northwestern Player Found Dead, Gophers Women's Basketball Game Canceled
Northwestern Player Found Dead, Gophers Women's Basketball Game Canceled

Her brother, Jared Hankins, a sophomore on the Lawrence North boys high school basketball team, told the Indy Star that he and his parents, Walter and Felicia Hankins, visited Jordan at a game last week at Northwestern. "The MSD of Lawrence Township and Lawrence North High School were shocked and saddened this evening to hear of the loss of gradu...

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  • Stranger gives shoes to girl running from Florida airport
Stranger gives shoes to girl running from Florida airport

Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, said the woman was seeking shelter Friday when she jumped into the vehicle and was bitten by the startled dog. "We continue to look at all avenues, all motives for this attack". CBS reported that he had walked into an Federal Bureau of Investigation office in November and c...

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  • Thunder Dominates Paint In Blowout Win Over Bulls
Thunder Dominates Paint In Blowout Win Over Bulls

The most impressive feat however, was the fact that Adams outscored current MVP runaway leader Russell Westbrook , who managed 21 points of his own. Bombs away: Entering Monday, the Bulls had averaged 10.3 3-pointers over their previous four games.

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  • Cal fires coach Sonny Dykes after 4 seasons
Cal fires coach Sonny Dykes after 4 seasons

There is a lot to like about the situation at Cal, and while Dykes turned things around off the field for the Golden Bears he did not replicate the on-field success of predecessor Jeff Tedford. And now, almost two months after one program played its most recent game, someone has. Depending on what Cal is looking for, and how big of a splash they wa...

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  • Liverpool boss Klopp: Loud Plymouth fans were cool!
Liverpool boss Klopp: Loud Plymouth fans were cool!

Liverpool failed to make the most of their home advantage on Sunday despite drawing the biggest crowd for an FA Cup tie for forty years, and they certainly won't be in for an easy ride in the replay with a passionate capacity crowd expected to be backing their underdog opponents.

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  • Grigor Dimitrov wins Brisbane International to snap ATP drought
Grigor Dimitrov wins Brisbane International to snap ATP drought

Seventh seed Dimitrov saved a set point in the opener on his way to a 7-6 (7) 6-2 win over world No 3 Raonic in 88 minutes in the second semi-final at the Pat Rafter Arena . I felt it was really hard to win points. "That's why I say those, I think, these 10 days that I have been here. Overall, I just felt good". Nishikori holds a 3-0 win-loss ...

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  • OR star Dillon Brooks ejected for kick to opponent's groin
OR star Dillon Brooks ejected for kick to opponent's groin

Fultz left the team following last Sunday's loss to Washington State and arrived back in Seattle around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Fultz initially clutched his ankle, while Dime appeared to have a finger injury. I don't think Oregon State prepared for it because we hadn't done it. OR committed just six turnovers in the game, while producing 18 ...

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  • Spurs' win over Chelsea a 'big statement' - Alli
Spurs' win over Chelsea a 'big statement' - Alli

But if they win one or both then they will be clear favourites for the title, as they have a relatively easy run-in with only two more games against top six opposition remaining in the season. And sometimes you have to let the opposition have the ball because they push you and in that moment you have to work hard and be strong in your mind.

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  • Cleveland Browns offer DC job to Gregg Williams
Cleveland Browns offer DC job to Gregg Williams

Marvez says that the Browns have given Williams until Monday to accept their offer. The Browns are contemplating a major change on defense after a miserable 1-15 season. Williams, 58, became a coordinator for the first time in 1997, was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2001-03 (17-31) and spent the last three years as coordinator of the St.

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  • Former Raptor Matt Bonner announces retirement in most Matt Bonner way
Former Raptor Matt Bonner announces retirement in most Matt Bonner way

Matt Bonner's 12-year National Basketball Association career is over. Bonner played two seasons in Toronto before spending the last 10 years of his career with the San Antonio Spurs. His full letter isn't a long one, but he posted it to the Players' Tribune . Bonner's notoriety beyond the court far outstripped his prowess on it, however.

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  • United States of America vs. Russian Federation and Canada vs. Sweden
United States of America vs. Russian Federation and Canada vs. Sweden

For the first time since their 2013 win, Team USA will play in the WJC gold medal game. Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! Terry scored the victor right after Russia's Alexander Polunin hit the crossbar.

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  • Cavaliers GM David Griffin keeps working magic with Kyle Korver deal
Cavaliers GM David Griffin keeps working magic with Kyle Korver deal

Korver and Millsap are the last holdovers from that starting lineup that looked like it could shake up the East but never did. And, once the remaining big pieces from Atlanta are gone, that will give the Eastern teams a chance to wiggle up the standings , because let's face it.

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  • Pep Guardiola clarifies 'Manchester United bigger than Manchester City' remarks
Pep Guardiola clarifies 'Manchester United bigger than Manchester City' remarks

Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. "I was comparing the titles [won by City] with Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid". "No, of course I am not thinking about retiring". One thing that has not changed is the number of pricey players on show, a mirror image of the inflated prices the club seemed happy to ...

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  • Packers' winning streak inspires new rap song
Packers' winning streak inspires new rap song

The postseason story between two of the NFL's oldest franchises dates to 1938, and the annals of the seven playoff games between them is rich. And both times the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl, showing the Packers what a prime opportunity they had lost.

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  • Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Pick, Odds, Score Prediction
Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Pick, Odds, Score Prediction

RAIDERS +3.5, over Houston: Brock Osweiler isn't great but he has far more experience than Connor Cook , Houston has a much better defense than the Raiders , and this game is in Houston, not Oakland , on a short travel week for the Silver & Black franchise, which has had a load of travel journeys this season...

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  • Australia declare at 538-8 in Pakistan Test
Australia declare at 538-8 in Pakistan Test

At the end of the day, Matt Renshaw's strike rate finished above 60, aided by a flurry of deliberate and technically accurate shots at the end of the day's play, taking advantage of a exhausted and deflated Pakistan outfit and while that may not be "Warner-esque" it is far more than could be expected from a batsman who faced 275 deliveries, crunc...

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  • Ohio State All-American FS Malik Hooker declares for 2017 NFL Draft
Ohio State All-American FS Malik Hooker declares for 2017 NFL Draft

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans and receiver Isaiah Ford are giving up their final season of eligibility to enter the draft. Though some felt as if McMillan was having an underwhelming junior season, he finished with 102 tackles, which was 19 more than any other Ohio State defender.

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  • Sergio Aguero dropped by Pep Guardiola for Man City v Burnley
Sergio Aguero dropped by Pep Guardiola for Man City v Burnley

The midfielder said: "Of course he is going to be angry". The game was decided by an eighth minute Georginio Wijnaldum header, his second goal for the club in the league this season, which City were unable to reply to despite the return of Sergio Aguero - handing Liverpool a rare clean sheet.

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