• Everton in talks with Arsenal over Theo Walcott switch, says Sam Allardyce
Everton in talks with Arsenal over Theo Walcott switch, says Sam Allardyce

People laugh at us - they see it as a bit of a joke with what's going on at the moment - players don't want to be there. "I don't think there is any chance of a loan". You never get excited until someone has signed on the dotted line. The Toffees are eager to add steel to their side ahead of the second half of the season, as Big Sam aims to move ...

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  • Patrick Kane Named Blackhawks' Lone All-Star
Patrick Kane Named Blackhawks' Lone All-Star

Edmonton's Connor McDavid was voted as the captain of the Pacific Division team earlier this month. "They know the young guns in this league". He also leads the Red Wings in ice time (22:39). Pietrangelo, 27, will be making his first All-Star Game appearance. Staal, 33, leads the Wild with 19 goals, 37 points, two shorthanded goals and 122 shot...

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  • Aguero gives Man City Carabao Cup advantage 5m
Aguero gives Man City Carabao Cup advantage 5m

Still, to see the runaway Premier League leaders not only fall behind, but to also be marginally outplayed for sizable portions of the first half, was certainly unexpected. Gundogan expects they might adopt a cautious approach in their first meeting but knows Guardiola will be thorough. He said: "The manager and his staff always know what th...

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  • Jags edge Bills 10-3
Jags edge Bills 10-3

Marrone used an option in his contract to opt out after the Bills changed ownership after the 2014 season. Without McCoy, the run-first Bills would be forced to turn to Mike Tolbert , shifting a ton of the pressure onto the arm (and legs) of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and creating a much more hard set of circumstances.

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  • Dick Vitale turns on ESPN for LaVar Ball coverage
Dick Vitale turns on ESPN for LaVar Ball coverage

Had the interview ended at that point, Ball's father would have seemed like a disconnected parent. "I'll play for anybody", Ball responded to the yes or no question with half a smile, followed by a head nod in self approval at his response.

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  • Rams' 4 biggest causes for concern against the Falcons on Saturday
Rams' 4 biggest causes for concern against the Falcons on Saturday

Coach Dan Quinn says that advantage was a factor in Saturday night's 26-13 wild-card win over the Los Angeles Rams . "I thought it would be a difference in the second half and certainly it was". "It's about giving yourself the opportunity this time of the year to compete and play in games like this and win games like this". For a guy who had his...

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  • White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train
White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train

Wilson was arrested in October on suspicion of felony criminal mischief, trespassing and weapon charges. During their search, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found the well-hidden compartment behind the fridge, and uncovered a trove of weapons and related items, including: "a tactical vest, 11 AR-15 ammunition magazines with approximately 1...

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  • Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86
Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

Jerry Van Dyke with his brother Dick Van Dyke during his guest appearance on The Middle . He had turned down the lead role in "Gilligan's Island" in favor of the highly ridiculed "My Mother the auto", which lasted a single season. He was also made a regular on The Judy Garland Show as well as a string of supporting movie roles and stints in...

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  • Conte rues 'poor' performance and added fixture congestion for Chelsea
Conte rues 'poor' performance and added fixture congestion for Chelsea

The hosts had the best of a hard-fought first half featuring few chances, the best of which saw Jamal Lewis set Murphy clear down the left in the 17th minute and the attacker's shot nearly caught Willy Caballero at his near post but the keeper claimed the ball.

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  • Serena William Withdraws From Australian Open 12 Days Before The Tournament
Serena William Withdraws From Australian Open 12 Days Before The Tournament

Tournament director Craig Tiley said Serena Williams waited as long as she could before letting organizers know she wouldn't be able to compete. "She had some complications - I mean, the baby was flawless, but she had some issues afterwards - and these medical issues delayed the moment that she could come back to practice".

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  • Raiders Reportedly Signing Jon Gruden To 10-Year Head Coaching Deal
Raiders Reportedly Signing Jon Gruden To 10-Year Head Coaching Deal

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio as their coach last Sunday, just after completing a 6-10 season. Gruden has been the analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football since 2009. With the Bucs, Gruden made the playoffs on three occasions and won a Super Bowl over the Raiders in his first year. Gruden was the Raiders coach from 1998-2001 and compiled a ...

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  • Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs
Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs

He underwent spinal stabilization surgery three days after suffering the injury, and started rehabilitation a week after that. Included in the article is the claim from WPXI that Shazier can now feel his legs. Ryan Shazier has a long road ahead of him to return back to normal, so any accomplishment at this point is huge. Shazier's father, ...

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  • Chelsea close to completing £15m signing!
Chelsea close to completing £15m signing!

Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day in August. Barkley, 24, hasn't played a minute of football for his boyhood club this season and his contract was due to expire in six months' time, meaning he could leave on a Bosman.

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  • Murray to face Harrison in Brisbane second round
Murray to face Harrison in Brisbane second round

But Murray still intends to play in this week's Brisbane International, and he will start out against Ryan Harrison or Leonardo Mayer after being given a first-round bye. Murray has not played competitively since losing to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon in June previous year because of a hip injury. After his 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win, the Brit wil...

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  • Packers fire Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers
Packers fire Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers

The search for a new GM will begin immediately. Thompson has served as Packers GM since 2005. Wolf has been with the Packers since 2004, starting as a pro personnel assistant. The defense ranked 22nd in the league this past season, giving up an average of 24 points a game. He ran the Carolina Panthers' defense from 2003 to "08".

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  • Derrius Guice stiff-arms two Notre Dame defenders to hell
Derrius Guice stiff-arms two Notre Dame defenders to hell

LSU: After a 24-21 loss to Troy dropped the Tigers to 3-2, they have won six of their last seven. Along the way, the Tigers registered an upset of Auburn and scored more than 30 points in four of their last five games. This could be his final game in an LSU uniform, too. There are some notable players to watch for in the matchup. Notr...

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  • Fromer Sabres Captain Brian Gionta headlines US Olympic Team
Fromer Sabres Captain Brian Gionta headlines US Olympic Team

Every kid dreams of playing in the Olympics and I'm the same way. Gionta, 38, put up 588 points in 1,006 regular-season games over 15 N.H.L. seasons for the Devils , the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres . Zapolski, 31, is now a goalie for Jokerit (Helsinki, Finland) of the Kontinental Hockey League, which is an global professional ice ...

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  • Manchester City lose Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus to injuries
Manchester City lose Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus to injuries

Their ninth game in December saw more onus on the considerable creativity of Kevin de Bruyne in playmaker David Silva's continued absence. In two days, we have another game (at home to Watford). PEP GUARDIOLA has admitted Manchester City could be forced to make a bid for Alexis Sanchez in January. "But my feeling now is that he's an Arsenal player...

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  • Matthew Stafford is the fastest QB in National Football League history to 3000 completions
Matthew Stafford is the fastest QB in National Football League history to 3000 completions

Golden Tate caught seven passes for 104 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown reception. Jones continued his excellent record against the Packers with four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. Linebacker Jarrad Davis capped off a terrific rookie season leading the Detroit Lions with 12 total tackles and an interception. Prater tacked on a ...

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  • Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC
Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

Even so, the Browns claimed a dubious place in National Football League history, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to finish an National Football League season 0-16. NY was contained throughout the entire day on defense as they were held to just 247 total yards on the day, but the Pats were not able to force a single turnover.

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  • Eagles' Nick Foles (rest) done for the day after one quarter
Eagles' Nick Foles (rest) done for the day after one quarter

Nate Sudfeld will has taken over under center and Foles will get a break until the Eagles first playoff game in two weeks. The Eagles also have activated all of their offensive linemen for the first time - an indicator that they plan to finish the game with mostly second-team players.

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  • Odia jawan among 5 CRPF men killed in Pulwama attack
Odia jawan among 5 CRPF men killed in Pulwama attack

Three terrorists have been killed so far. Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the fidayeen attack. The terrorists opened fire and launched grenade in the camp. They (militants) were trying. The sources said main building consist of three blocks, four floor each, block one is used for officer's family...

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  • Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs
Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs

The first time it seriously appeared like Fox's job was in danger was following that dismal 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers in November, when the team's chief rival was an underdog without its best player ( Aaron Rodgers ) and still managed to win.

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  • Serena loses to Ostapenko in comeback after giving birth
Serena loses to Ostapenko in comeback after giving birth

Murray's ranking has slumped outside the top 10 for the first time in a decade, but the 30-year-old is confident he can still make an impact in the Grand Slams once he gets back into the groove. The 20-year-old Latvian was born nearly two years after Williams turned professional in September 1995. I missed playing, I missed competition, I misse...

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  • Johnny Manziel cleared to join the CFL for the 2018 season
Johnny Manziel cleared to join the CFL for the 2018 season

The Canadian Football League said Thursday it would approve a contract for quarterback Johnny Manziel if one is reached with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats , who have the former Heisman Trophy victor on their negotiation list. A first-round pick in 2014, he played in 14 games over two seasons, throwing seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions. ...

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  • Photographer accuses Major League Baseball player of sexual assault
Photographer accuses Major League Baseball player of sexual assault

It hurt, how badly he was grasping at my wrist, but he wouldn't let go. "I didn't want to cause a scene, so I just went along", Bissen said in her post. "We are aware of the allegations and are now in the process of looking into it", Major League Baseball spokesman Mike Teevan said in a statement posted on ESPN's website.

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  • Dana White Reveals Targeted Return Date, Opponent For Conor McGregor
Dana White Reveals Targeted Return Date, Opponent For Conor McGregor

There has been plenty of speculation that St-Pierre's eyes are on a lucrative fight against lightweight champion Conor McGregor . It seemed more likely that McGregor would return during the first quarter of next year to unify the lightweight championship against current interim titleholder Tony Ferguson .

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  • Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC
Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC

Reid added that Mahomes would get the first-team snaps in practice this week with Alex Smith leading the scout team. The Kansas City Chiefs are locked into the No. "Every snap that he gets is a valuable snap for him whenever he has that chance of getting in there". "My knowledge of the game I feel like has taken tremendous leaps", Mahomes ...

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  • Barcelona target Premier League star as they look for defensive reinforcements
Barcelona target Premier League star as they look for defensive reinforcements

And with the transfer window less than a week from opening it's doors, Virgil Van Dijk omission from the squad does fire up the transfer rumor mill. This is the reason. Manchester City are close to securing the signing of Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk in a £60million deal, James Ducker of the Telegraph reports .

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  • Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned
Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned

Jurgen Klopp can see similarities between himself and interim Swansea boss Leon Britton but hopes Liverpool can make it an unhappy start to his spell in temporary charge of the Premier League strugglers. "But then we've settled down again, got our breath back and we've bounced back". Failing that, Klopp should dip into the transfer market onc...

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  • Josh Rosen Prefers Giants Over Browns In NFL Draft
Josh Rosen Prefers Giants Over Browns In NFL Draft

The Browns have always been considered the most dysfunctional franchise in the National Football League, and based on their 0-14 mark thus far this season and their 4-42 record overall since 2015, you can see why players would be reluctant to suit up for Cleveland.

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  • Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets
Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets

The loss snapped the Chargers four-game win streak and was just their third loss in the past 10 games. Los Angeles is now 7-7 on the season and 7-6-1 against the spread. Josh McCown broken his hand in recent action and is on IR so Bryce Petty will be under center today. But New York only gained three more yards, the drive fizzling out when Pett...

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  • Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Abu Dhabi Exhibition
Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Abu Dhabi Exhibition

Tennis veterans, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer , swept through 2017, claiming two Grand Slams apiece. There had been questions over defending champion Serena Williams following the birth of her first child in September but the American announced on Sunday she will play an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi this week.

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  • Steelers release 5-time Pro Bowler James Harrison
Steelers release 5-time Pro Bowler James Harrison

No one in the National Football League is immune from single-minded front-offices looking to clear cap space or roster spots, but you might have thought James Harrison was pretty close. Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said the parting is amicable, but Harrison was frustrated with a lesser role in the defense and wants to continue playing.

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  • Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure
Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure

While the attacking trio of Alexis Sanchez , Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi rarely got the ball in space, promptly losing it to aggressive pressing from Jurgen Klopp's men when they did, Wilshere and Xhaka seemed completely out of place in a system neither are adept at playing in - shield the back four, deny the opposition space and counter a count...

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  • 1 in custody after disturbance at Lambeau Field
1 in custody after disturbance at Lambeau Field

Police and fire officials rushed to the scene, but there were not many details given. A former employee of a food service contractor at Lambeau Field was arrested Friday after ramming his auto into multiple vehicles and driving through the loading dock at the Green Bay Packers' stadium.

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  • Leicester boss Puel hails Man City as best in Europe
Leicester boss Puel hails Man City as best in Europe

And when I say intensity I mean not just physically but mentally. Bristol City were not "lucky", as Mourinho claimed, arguing that United hit the woodwork twice. "That's why they are one of if not the biggest club in the world". But they fought a lot to be lucky. "So I have to say they were a bit lucky". "It was a brilliant day for footba...

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  • Jurgen Klopp believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has more goals in him
Jurgen Klopp believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has more goals in him

But he was not asked for this too much I think in the past". Once you get comfortable with that, you can start to relax more. 'It would be not fair to put the defeat at Liverpool , where the whole team had a bad performance, on one player, ' he said.

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  • Wentz, 5 other Eagles named to Pro Bowl
Wentz, 5 other Eagles named to Pro Bowl

Three other Buccaneers players were named alternates. On Wednesday, Slay had a message for Lions fans and "Big Play Slay" fans who took the time to vote for him. He had a quarterback rating of 101.9. Juszczyk this season has just seven carries for 31 yards. "The ultimate goal is to win football games in this league".

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  • Rays trade Longoria to Giants, reports say
Rays trade Longoria to Giants, reports say

The 32-year-old batted.261 with 20 homers and 86 RBIs last season and is hitting.270 with 261 homers and 892 RBIs in his career. They have filled a void at third base, but still have a lot of work left to do to catch Los Angeles, Arizona and Colorado in the NL West.

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  • NASCAR Couple Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Split
NASCAR Couple Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Split

She has competed full time in the NASCAR Cup Series the last five years following a transition from IndyCar. Before her relationship with Stenhouse, Patrick was married to Paul Hospenthal for seven years. It was made public about a month after the end of the Cup season, which Patrick announced would be her last as a full-time driver in auto ra...

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  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angry with Perez over 'backhanded' compliments
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angry with Perez over 'backhanded' compliments

Real Madrid's form in the league had been pretty poor at the beginning of the season but the Madrid team are clawing their way back to form and with the impending El Clasico fixture looming in the horizon, Cristiano made a unusual claim that Barca players should give his team a guard of honour for becoming world champions.

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  • Panthers LB Thomas Davis suspended for 2 games for safety rule violation
Panthers LB Thomas Davis suspended for 2 games for safety rule violation

Adams was able to walk off under his own power, unlike after the concussion he suffered against the Bears in Week 4, when Chicago linebacker knocked him out. "I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit!" He may be genuinely sorry about what he did, but that won't save linebacker Thomas Davis from a big fine and a suspension.

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  • LeBron James annoyed hot mic picked up conversation with Lonzo Ball
LeBron James annoyed hot mic picked up conversation with Lonzo Ball

LeBron James proved to be too much for the Jazz to handle. James did not have a triple-double against Washington last month, but sank 23 of 34 field goal attempts, grabbed 11 rebounds and finished with seven assists, two blocks and three steals.

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  • Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs
Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White, cited by Politico , confirmed that the program existed up until 2012, when it was wrapped up as "there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding", she said, adding that it was in the Pentagon's "best interest" to redirect funds.

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  • Mauricio Pellegrino admits he 'can't control' Virgil van Dijk's Southampton future
Mauricio Pellegrino admits he 'can't control' Virgil van Dijk's Southampton future

Chelsea were one of the clubs, along with Liverpool and Arsenal , who were interested in signing £70 million-rated Van Dijk during the summer, while Manchester City are known to want central defensive cover in the next transfer window.

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  • Salah, Coutinho Score As Liverpool Bounce Back With Big Win Vs Bournemouth
Salah, Coutinho Score As Liverpool Bounce Back With Big Win Vs Bournemouth

He called Coutinho's contributions "the most important thing right now" and said it is "not fair" to ask him questions about his future, reiterating: "He gives us his all every game and that's all we can ask him". With less than 11 minutes played, Nathan Ake was booked for tugging Firmino down on the edge of the box and Coutinho saw a sweetly-str...

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  • Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested in connection with his murder
Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested in connection with his murder

An ESPN report confirms Sherra Wright-Robinson has been charged with first-degree murder. The superseding indictment adds some detail to what prosecutors and investigators believe led to Lorenzen Wright's death in July 2010. In the clip, Wright-Robinson is directly asked if she had any involvement with her late husband's killing and seems to a...

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  • How to watch the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears on Saturday
How to watch the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears on Saturday

Detroit is dead last in the National Football League running the ball and average gain per run, while the Bears" "D' is 14th against the run and 10th in average gain per rush. Detroit also could be without its best pass rusher, Ezekiel Ansah (ankle), while the Bears offense nearly is as healthy as it's been all year, other than the balky should...

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  • Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!
Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!

Only one other fight - Mayweather's 2015 Las Vegas showdown with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao - has ever drawn more, racking up 4.6 million buys to earn around $600 million. The Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view total is nearly double the third biggest fight of all time, Oscar De La Hoya's 2007 fight with Mayweather, which had 2.48 million ...

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