LeBron James: 'Charles Oakley for President'

11 Feb, 2017

Paul took particular exception to the Knicks' original statement, released Wednesday, that said they hoped Oakley "gets some help soon". Security was called to Oakley's seat after he was shouting at Dolan, sitting not far ahead in his usual seat in the first row behind the baseline.

Bayern Munich surprised after Philipp Lahm rejects chance to remain at club

09 Feb, 2017

Lahm has made a decision to turn down a role upstairs with the Bundesliga champions and hang up his boots at the end of the season. My leadership style is in the way I give my best every day, in every training session and every match. "On Friday, Lahm turned Karl-Heinz Rummenigge down, but it is not common to go public with these things before important games and we had Schalke on Saturday", Bayern's president Uli Hoeness said .

Falcons' Matt Ryan wins AP MVP Award

06 Feb, 2017

Maybe it's because of the market he is in or maybe because his team hasn't been as successful as some of the other top teams in recent years. Hogan earned Brady's trust in the playoffs (275 yards in two games) and will be the primary receiver once again against the Falcons.

Ben Youngs draws on Twickenham strength as England chase history

05 Feb, 2017

England struggled through the first half with France looking the more unsafe team but the sides were tied 9-9 at half-time following three penalty kicks apiece. "Someone like him can ignite that and we are fully aware of what he can bring to the game and how we have to try to stop him". With plenty of attacking verve on display, I'll be buying total points at 43-46 with Sporting Index .

Chelsea can end Arsenal's title chase for good on Saturday

05 Feb, 2017

Conte is renowned for his excited touchline demeanour and even here, on an afternoon where they dominated their London rivals for large swathes of the match, he barked and bellowed from the touchline as counterpart Arsene Wenger watched from the stands.

Branislav Ivanovic on scoresheet as Chelsea end Brentford's FA Cup hopes

29 Jan, 2017

The 30-year-old goalkeeper could be the right replacement for Begovic as Conte also gave Sirigu a senior Italy national team call up for EURO 2016 last summer. "Tomorrow is a good opportunity for him to show me that he is into our idea of football and to show he can play with us". "I don't know about a lot of names that I read".

Falcons Matt Bryant is okay with missing Pro Bowl

29 Jan, 2017

AFC and NFL All-Stars at the site of the Pro Bowl in Orlando on Wednesday were pitted against each other in unique competitions during the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown that included a new challenge called Drone Drop. The final event was a game of dodgeball . That was fun at the time, and it's even better now that it's a real situation. Perhaps the solution lies in building the teams more out of more young players still working under their first contract such as Prescott and Buccaneers ...

May miss entire 2017 season

28 Jan, 2017

Minnesota went 8-8 this year with Sam Bradford under center, who they acquired via trade. Hopefully by March of 2018 we'll have some good news when it comes to Bridgewater's road back to playing again. Bridgewater's salary cap number for next season is $2.18 million, and the Vikings must decide by May 2 whether they plan to pick up his 2018 option for about $12.5 million.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams to meet in Australian Open final

27 Jan, 2017

Venus came out on top with a win 7-6 (4), 6-1. If Serena's domination of world tennis has continued since the last family final of 2009, Venus has not approached so close to the title since then. Surprise, surprise: The next Grand Slam trophy is going home with a Williams sister. For three and a half years, she did not participate in the second week of a major tournament.

Celta Eliminates Real Madrid from Copa del Rey

27 Jan, 2017

Celta was handed their first goal courtesy of Real defender Danilo who turned the ball into his own net just before half-time, but Christiano Ronaldo equalized with a free-kick. Real now have only one win in their last five matches, a bleak run of form that's been unseen since Zinedine Zidane was appointed manager. "Looking ahead? Things don't always work out the way you want them to, but we still have trophies to win".

Boro set to pull off stunning loan raid for PSG striker Jese

27 Jan, 2017

The biggest news is that Jese is expected to complete a loan move to the Riverside Stadium, as a loan deal is agreed in principle. In reality he hasn't so much fallen out of favour as never been in favour in the first place since leaving Madrid in the summer.

Venus Williams beats Vandeweghe, reaches Aussie Open final

27 Jan, 2017

Venus Williams posted another triumph for the old guard at the Australian Open by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her 21st grand slam semi-final. "Maybe I play better nervous and scared", Vandeweghe said . "You couldn't stop it". Mirjana Lucic-Baroni was anxious after her win over Jennifer Brady she would get fined for speaking her mind so she got creative with her answer instead.

Former MLB player Andy Marte dies in auto crash

26 Jan, 2017

ESPN reported that Ventura, 25, died on a highway leading to Juan Adrian, about 40 miles northwest of the capital Santo Domingo, while Marte, 33, crashed his vehicle into a house 95 miles south of Santo Domingo. The next season, Kansas City and Ventura went on to win the World Series over the New York Mets. Marte played for the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians and the Arizona Diamondbacks during his Major League career, before spending the last two seasons in South Korea.

Bucks' Brogdon named to Rising Stars Challenge on all-star weekend

26 Jan, 2017

The 24-year-old from Atlanta also recorded a triple-double against the Chicago Bulls on December 31 (15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists), one of three triple-doubles by Bucks players this season. Other US players include Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon , Phoenix's Marquese Chriss , Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte's Frank Kaminsky , Philadelphia's Jahlil Okafor and San Antonio's Jonathon Simmons .

Tom Brady Defends Friendship With Donald Trump

25 Jan, 2017

Fans chanted , "MVP! MVP!" "We've kind of kept in touch over the years", Brady said Monday morning during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI in Boston. At the post-game trophy presentation , Brady - who threw three touchdowns - praised his teammates with motivating him throughout the game. And that's even before Hogan's breakout performance Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, in which he grabbed nine passes for 180 yards.

Arsene Wenger adamant he did not push fourth official Anthony Taylor

23 Jan, 2017

I should have shut up, gone in and gone home". Arsenal , reduced to 10 men following the 65th-minute sending off of Granit Xhaka, saw Andre Gray equalise from the spot kick only to be awarded a penalty of their own that Alexis Sanchez converted for a 98th-minute victor.

Slaven Bilic confirms Michail Antonio contract talks

20 Jan, 2017

We took our stand very clearly and it stays the same. We don't want to sell our best players since we want to improve. "We are not looking for big numbers as I have strong belief in our qualities now in the dressing room, but we need one or two players".

Manchester United heads world table of £5.5bn football club revenues

20 Jan, 2017

United, who have returned to the top for the first time since 2003-04, Barcelona and Real all broke the 600 million euros ($639.96 million) revenue barrier in 2015-16 - the first clubs to do so. Chelsea sit just behind Arsenal in eighth place in the Money League and their long-term prospects for matchday revenue look rosy with Hammersmith and Fulham Council having greenlit the club's plans for a redevelopment of Stamford Bridge that will bring the ground's capacity up to 60,000.

What do New Yorkers hate about NY?

19 Jan, 2017

I don't know, I haven't thought about it. NY will only find its way out of its current rut if Anthony is enabled to focus on leading the turnaround. Knick fans have seen their team win one playoff series with Melo leading the way since the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Tuesday meeting between star and team president didn't seem to result in any breakthrough for their strained relationship, and Anthony just wants to redirect his attention to playing basketball.

Heikki Kovalainen made bid to replace Valtteri Bottas

19 Jan, 2017

He had a bit of an underwhelming season past year, and while this was arguably true of Bottas as well, the latter's experience in F1 probably gave him an edge in Mercedes' selection process. "Yes, I sent Claire an email", the 35-year-old told the Finnish broadcaster MTV . "I certainly have not lost any of my enthusiasm for racing and I'm extremely motivated to be coming back to drive the FW40".

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott comments on minor fender bender

18 Jan, 2017

The police did a very thorough investigation. This isn't something that sits well with the Dallas Cowboys Running back, who said he wants "closure" after Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Elliott is answering those inquiries, though resolution is expected to come after the season, with any potential punishment to be levied for the 2017 campaign.

Chinese Super League set to impose foreign player restriction for matchdays

17 Jan, 2017

Diego Costa is the latest big-name player to be linked with a move to the Asian league. Teams can now have three foreign players plus one Asian player on the field at any one time, a system referred to as the "3+1" rule. From 2017 Chinese clubs will only be allowed to play three foreign players - a restriction that includes players from other Asian (AFC) countries. Tevez became the highest paid player in world football when he left Boca Juniors for Shanghai Shenhua, reportedly earning over ...

Dramatic Stevan Jovetic victor ends Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run

16 Jan, 2017

And there was to be one final twist as Navas failed to keep out Jovetic's effort, Sevilla fans and players ecstatic at the final whistle as a shell-shocked Madrid were forced to contemplate their long undefeated run coming to a close. Substitute Jovetic beat Kaylor Navas from distance to win it. Valencia have a game in hand on their fellow strugglers, at home to leaders Real Madrid .

Payet to sit out Hammers game

16 Jan, 2017

We had a team and fans totally galvanised. The Daily Mail reported West Ham co-chairman David Gold was "saddened by the recent revelations" about Payet. A lofted pass down the left channel set Antonio through on goal and the Hammers' top scorer rounded the onrushing Wayne Hennessey. Sigurdsson has proven himself as an excellent Premier League player and he has been a rare bright spark for a struggling Swansea side this season.

Carroll screamer inspires West Ham to victory

16 Jan, 2017

Wilfried Zaha, their most offensively threatening player, isn't available as he's partaking in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Eagles are now just one point above 18th placed Sunderland. The West Ham number nine got up well to head at goal, but Tomkins rose bravely to deflect his effort behind for a corner. However, Crystal Palace have only won once in their last five league meetings with the Hammers (D1, L3).

Former England manager Taylor dies

14 Jan, 2017

Graham Taylor might be best remembered by some for his doomed spell as England manager in the 1990s, but his troubles on the worldwide stage could never overshadow everything he achieved with Watford. I remember seeing him at Villa and they absolutely loved him - the people who are still there, the office people, you can't build that without respect.

Victor Moses makes honest admission about life under Antonio Conte at Chelsea

13 Jan, 2017

Leicester have won just one of their last nine Premier League games against Chelsea , though it was this exact fixture last season (D1 L7). Chelsea already recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell with Bournemouth last weekend, but it's believed that the Dutchman is better to be played in a more central position, either in midfield or at the centre-back's role.

Jordy Nelson reportedly fractures two ribs, status unclear for Packers-Cowboys

12 Jan, 2017

McCarthy wouldn't say whether Nelson suffered any internal injuries as a result of the hit by Hall. Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Nelson will be in the "rehab group" through Friday. Three of those catches for 54 yards, including the 5-yard touchdown when Rodgers stayed alive in the pocket for 8 seconds, came on throws outside the numbers.

Kirk Gibson elected to College Football Hall of Fame

10 Jan, 2017

Spurrier coached at Duke, Florida, and SC for 26 combined years, leading those teams to seven conference titles and Florida's first national championship. That season Urlacher recorded 154 tackles, five forced fumbles, three recovered fumbles, seven pass breakups, seven touchdowns, 42 points and had a 15.8-yard average on punt returns.

Chelsea recall Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

10 Jan, 2017

His fears were realized less than 24 hours after resting Ake for Bournemouth's 3-0 FA Cup to Millwall. "He's showing he deserves to stay in a great team like Chelsea". "It is easier said than done to say we are going to go and recruit a player of a similar stature to Nathan". Chelsea defender Nathan Ake is targeting a regular first-team berth under Antonio Conte following his recent return to Stamford Bridge.

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