• Liverpool reportedly interested in South American superstar to replace Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool reportedly interested in South American superstar to replace Philippe Coutinho

James Rodriguez is now on loan at Bayern Munich form Real Madrid on a two-year deal and is enjoying rejuvenation in his form following a couple of dry seasons with Madrid. However, Madrid would insist that they receive £70m - or as close to that fee as possible - to part ways with Rodriguez as they look to recoup the money they spent on signin...

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  • CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals
CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals

Russian athletes have been banned from competing at global meetings since November 2015 after evidence of state-sponsored doping was uncovered. The athletes will attend the hearing which begins at 09:30 Swiss time. The IOC's Executive Board announced its decision on December 5 to suspend the Russian national team from taking part in the 2018 Wint...

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  • Arsenal target backed to make shock switch to Anfield
Arsenal target backed to make shock switch to Anfield

Arsenal are prepared to lose Chile worldwide Alexis Sanchez in the coming days, with Manchester United said to be favourites to land the 29-year-old forward. 'We haven't had any discussions with Arsenal . Now, though, they could have competition-from Liverpool , again, no less-with Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec telling reporters ...

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  • Zimbabwe survive scare to beat Sri Lanka in ODI tri-series
Zimbabwe survive scare to beat Sri Lanka in ODI tri-series

Sri Lanka seemed out of the chase of 291 when Asela Gunaratne was stumped off skipper Graeme Cremer , leaving the score on 194 for six in the 36th over, but then Thisara Perera did what he does best and set the cat among the pigeons with his five fours and three sixes.

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  • Nonito Donaire named as Carl Frampton's opponent for April fight
Nonito Donaire named as Carl Frampton's opponent for April fight

Donaire, an acclaimed worldwide fighter who has won world titles at flyweight, bantam and super-bantam in a thrilling reign, will take on Frampton in his stronghold in April. Warren said that Selby against Warrington is a done deal and will take place in Leeds, with more details in due course, while he also said that Terry Flanagan will fight Mauri...

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  • Sean Payton taunted Vikings fans, summoning Stefon Diggs miracle
Sean Payton taunted Vikings fans, summoning Stefon Diggs miracle

After it seemed as though all hope was lost on the last drive of the game, Case Keenum threw an improbable 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs which is now being referred to as the Minneapolis Miracle. "Hopefully, I can show it to my grandkids one day", Diggs said. Perhaps this is even more remarkable when you consider that the theme o...

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  • Arsene Wenger: Sanchez could leave Arsenal in next 48 hours
Arsene Wenger: Sanchez could leave Arsenal in next 48 hours

A detailed analysis of Callum Wilson's equaliser and Jordon Ibe's victor may not reflect well on the Arsenal defence, with Wenger issuing a strident criticism of his side's efforts at the back. "I don't think we didn't work hard, we have come out of the Chelsea game where we gave a lot, we worked hard", Wenger said during his press conference aft...

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  • Simona Halep: 'I felt big pain on court, but nothing is broken'
Simona Halep: 'I felt big pain on court, but nothing is broken'

Assuming Halep is good to go, she should win this match. REUTERS/Thomas PeterTennis - Australian Open - Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2018. Former world number one Pliskova was among those to move smoothly into the second round, with a steady 6-3, 6-4 win over Veronica Cepede Royg. In other results, 2016 Australian champion...

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  • Bordeaux: Arsenal will have a
Bordeaux: Arsenal will have a "hard time" signing Malcom

We looked a bit lacklustre in the final third. Just when Arsenal looked to dominate possession and coast to the win however, they switched off and were duly punished. On the potential transfer, he added: "It could happen today, tomorrow or not at all. It was hard for him because he was on standby a little bit". "Alexis would have played", said ...

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  • Arsenal's target Malcom, teammates face disciplinary action over joke video
Arsenal's target Malcom, teammates face disciplinary action over joke video

That deal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move the other way and rumours that the Armenian wants to be the highest-paid player at the Emirates Stadium could well ruin the swap. "From our point of view, it's wind". Meanwhile, Hodgson will continue to try to land Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, although the club will not sell "despit...

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  • England beat Bangladesh to maintain 100 per cent record
England beat Bangladesh to maintain 100 per cent record

Mahidul Islam (20) and Hasan Mahmud (23) resisted for a bit, but the England bowlers wrapped things up with four balls remaining. But Brook, following his unbeaten 59 on Monday, slammed an 84-ball 102, which featured 13 fours and three sixes, as he put together a match-winning 128-run partnership with Woods, who was two short of a half-century when...

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  • Bruins best Habs in Julien's Boston return
Bruins best Habs in Julien's Boston return

At a news conference at the TD Garden before the Bruins game against the Montreal Canadiens, Mayor Marty Walsh declared January 18, 2018 to be "Willie O'Ree Day". Outshooting the visitors 32-22, the Bruins got goals from David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, Brad Marchand and David Krejci to storm back for the 4-1 victory.

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  • National Football League roundup: Garoppolo leads 49ers to another victory
National Football League roundup: Garoppolo leads 49ers to another victory

Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr . was called for holding later on the drive, which ended with 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throwing five yards to wide receiver Trent Taylor for a 30-19 lead the 49ers never fully relinquished. Coming out of the locker room, Jacksonville continued to ride that momentum as they got the ball back to start t...

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  • Warriors secure win over Bulls with explosive third quarter
Warriors secure win over Bulls with explosive third quarter

Fortunately for the Warriors (36-10), that secured a 14th consecutive road victory to match the franchise's longest-road winning streak that they also set in the 2015-16 season. Chicago has a solid record ATS (25-16-3), despite being 17-27 SU. Maybe the Boston Celtics, a team that beat the Warriors earlier this season in a game that, frankly, cou...

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  • Bournemouth stun Arsenal to add to Gunners' woes
Bournemouth stun Arsenal to add to Gunners' woes

Despite picking up points in three straight games, Bournemouth are only one point above the relegation zone. The Cherries have conceded in each of their last nine Premier League games - only Stoke (12) are on a longer current run coming into this matchday.

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  • Australian Open: Playing in heat was a risk, says Monfils
Australian Open: Playing in heat was a risk, says Monfils

The victor will face either Tim Smyczek or Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round. The official temperature in Melbourne on Thursday reached the high-30s, but it was much hotter on court. French eighth seed Caroline Garcia spent three gruelling sets in the sun against Marketa Vondrousova before limping to a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 8-6 victory.

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  • Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely as he rehabs injured quad
Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely as he rehabs injured quad

More doubt has been cast on that notion recently, as he has played in one of San Antonio's last five contests, though he also has been dealing with a shoulder injury . "It hasn't responded the way we wanted it to", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told on Wednesday. Popovich described the decision to hold Leonard out as " conservative " and dismisse...

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  • Akshay Kumar is scared of his wife Twinkle Khanna, says Sonam Kapoor
Akshay Kumar is scared of his wife Twinkle Khanna, says Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor , who plays an activist in the film, is also not spared by Akshay. While the stars have made it clear that they are not afraid of the upcoming box-office clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmaavat ", one thing that does scare the leading man will put a smile on your face.

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  • Lane Kiffin hires a 24-year-old offensive coordinator (Charlie Weis' son)
Lane Kiffin hires a 24-year-old offensive coordinator (Charlie Weis' son)

He previously worked with Kiffin as an offensive analyst at Alabama and then briefly as FAU tight ends coach before landing the position with the Falcons. Said Kiffin, "He's way ahead of his time in how he sees the game, his football IQ and just his overall intelligence". With Kendal Briles gone, taking a job as the offensive coordinator at Houst...

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  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi-30 MKI
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

After being greeted and welcomed by senior IAF officers and a brief meeting with the air warriors, she donned the fighter pilot's G-suit - which can withstand high acceleration and sharp manoeuvres, preventing loss of consciousness - and was then briefed about the plane's operations and functioning.

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  • Washington State Great Drew Bledsoe Posts Message About Tyler Hilinski
Washington State Great Drew Bledsoe Posts Message About Tyler Hilinski

He said team members were brought together to learn the news of Hilinski's death and they are being supported by counselors, psychologists, and medical staff. On Wednesday he said, "Every human life is precious". "You see people that seem to be on top of the world", Rep. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, said. The university will continue to coordinate and ...

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  • Grigor Dimitrov survives thriller with battling qualifier Mackenzie McDonald to progress
Grigor Dimitrov survives thriller with battling qualifier Mackenzie McDonald to progress

He converted it on the next point when McDonald buried a forehand into the net. "It's an important victory for me", said Nadal, who won the French Open and U.S. Bencic, who defeated Williams 6-3, 7-5, started out flatly and never recovered in losing to qualifier Luksika Kumkhum 6-1, 6-3 in a match on Melbourne Park's third show court.

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  • Liverpool reject Sevilla loan move for Sturridge
Liverpool reject Sevilla loan move for Sturridge

Italian media outlet Sky Sports Italia report news that somewhat contradict previous reports coming from the United Kingdom that Premier League outfit Liverpool are only interested in a definite sale of English worldwide attacker Daniel Sturridge to Inter.

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  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball out, Brandon Ingram to return vs. Thunder
Lakers' Lonzo Ball out, Brandon Ingram to return vs. Thunder

Russ feels that, Melo feels that". As Oklahoma City turned a six-point halftime advantage into a 23-point lead in the third, Anthony poured in 11 points during the period, including nine down the stretch while the Thunder gradually pulled away.

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  • Virat Kohli bags ICC Cricketer of the Year
Virat Kohli bags ICC Cricketer of the Year

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli got a big wedding gift, as he swept the ICC Cricket Awards 2017. All of that came culminated in his becoming the ICC cricketer of the year and winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. He continued his form in the limited overs cricket as he smashed 1,460 runs at an average of 76.84 in 26 innings, including 6 centuries and...

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