Selling Sturridge would be a mistake, says Rush
- December 09, 2016

Firmino will have a chance to add to his goal tally when Liverpool entertain West Ham United on December 12 at Anfield . The left-back position for the Reds has always been a problem and the situation is coming to a head this year with no player able to perform consistently in the role. (more...)
Man City need to earn respect in Europe, says Guardiola
- December 08, 2016

The intensity was lacking in the second half but Guardiola, who made nine changes, was pleased enough with City's performance. Despite an initial 7-0 drubbing to the Catalan giants, Rodgers pointed out just how far his players have come in that time . (more...)
Bradley hopes 'crazy' win can be turning point for Swansea Bradley hopes 'crazy' win can be turning point for Swansea
- December 07, 2016

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace are their next two opponents and they will have to start winning such games if they want to stay in the Premier League. But I always kept working in training and the coach saw this. But after going up 3-1, Swansea absolutely fell apart. One win every three months will not be sufficient to keep Swansea in the Premier League. (more...)
Cup final stopped to help injured seagull off pitch Cup final stopped to help injured seagull off pitch
- December 07, 2016

Sydney FC midfielder Milos Ninkovic believes the physical tone to the Westfield FFA Cup Final worked against them, forcing the Sky Blues into a physical "fight" with Melbourne City. Much to the anger of Sydney players, referee Peter Green waved away shouts for a free-kick and a chance to restore parity following Tim Cahill's earlier header. (more...)
Manchester City vs. Celtic 2016 Manchester City vs. Celtic 2016
- December 07, 2016

Leigh Griffiths missed a chance to put Celtic ahead after Fernando was dispossessed 12 minutes from time but guided his shot wide. "We are the best team with ball possession and with most red cards", said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss. (more...)
A lot of people watched Ohio State beat Michigan in college football A lot of people watched Ohio State beat Michigan in college football
- December 07, 2016

MI quarterback Wilton Speight started for the third-ranked Wolverines against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday after sitting out last week with a shoulder injury. The Big Ten issued a statement on Monday, publicly reprimanding Harbaugh for his outburst and handing the University of MI a $10,000 fine because of his actions. (more...)
Burnley keeper Paul Robinson: My first Premier League game in 4 years
- December 07, 2016

Burnley turned to veteran Robinson after Tom Heaton, who had played 142 consecutive games, was injured at West Bromwich Albion. Burnley eventually succumbed on 36 minutes and nearly inevitably, it was Aguero who scored his ninth goal in 11 Premier League games and 15th in all competitions, pouncing at the far post after Nolito's initial shot from a corner had been blocked. (more...)
Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets
- December 07, 2016

But he still had to complete a full practice before being cleared. While this does not mean he is cleared to play, it is a step in the right direction. Indy still hosts the Texans (6-5) on December 11, and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Titans (6-6) because of another sweep in the season series. (more...)
James Harden gets Monday night's game ball
- December 07, 2016

Horford missed again a few feet from the basket. With just under 22 seconds left Monday night at Toyota Center, Patrick Beverley ran down an offensive rebound with the Rockets leading the Boston Celtics by three, and it looked like they had secured the win. (more...)
Joshua expects Molina fight to go the distance Joshua expects Molina fight to go the distance
- December 07, 2016

Joshua has been compared to British hero Frank Bruno by some - including Saturday's challenger Eric Molina - and Bruno's lack of natural ability and of not being able to take a shot found him out. With impressive physicality and knock out power, the Londoner is tipped to have a bright future in the heavyweight division. On Joshua's own place in that scene, Wilder added: "When one guy is doing good, it makes all the others want to achieve greatness". (more...)
Top spot for Napoli after victory at Benfica
- December 07, 2016

When we left Napoli [following our loss on matchday two], we were in last place in the group and on Tuesday we will be competing to finish top of the standings . It hammered Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 at Camp Nou for good measure. Russian side FC Rostov will continue their European adventure in the Europa League having made sure of third place by avoiding defeat in their clash with PSV Eindhoven . (more...)
Police may seek arrests over Penn State celebration, damage
- December 07, 2016

Fan reactions in the aftermath of Penn State's Big Ten championship game may have caused more damage than when the Nittany Lions scored an upset win over Ohio State in October. The Nittany Lions started from their 37 and drove for the tying touchdown after the first punt and started from their 36 and drove for a field goal after the second punt. (more...)
17 in latest College Football Playoff rankings
- December 06, 2016

Then they have two paths to the playoffs . "They are a very talented team". But even these preliminary rankings provide a window into the collective thinking of the committee. "We have two weeks left in this regular season", Hocutt said. "I just could not speculate and look into the future and project what may or may not happen". (more...)
Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers
- December 06, 2016

And the Bulls purged the sour aftertaste of their loss to the Lakers with the stirring victory over the Cavaliers, sending James' crew to their third straight loss. "I know playing 15 years is a number where I can look back and I can be like, 'I accomplished something, '" said Jones. "Over the years, LeBron has come in this building and embarrassed us". (more...)
Redblacks Win Grey Cup In Overtime Thriller
- December 06, 2016

This year, the event will be hosted in Toronto , as the Calgary Stampeders will take on the Ottawa Redblacks in a fight for the coveted Grey Cup trophy! Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris (1) passes against the Calgary Stampeders during second-quarter CFL Grey Cup football game action Sunday, Nov. (more...)
Chiefs' opportunistic defense to test high-scoring Falcons Chiefs' opportunistic defense to test high-scoring Falcons
- December 05, 2016

Can the Chiefs rebound from their lengthy and emotional victory over Denver and not look ahead to the team right above them in the AFC West standings? "It's a lot worse than "oh darn". The previous three defensive conversions came on blocked extra point attempts. Down 17-6 in the third quarter of that game, Berry intercepted Cam Newton and found paydirt to get the Chiefs within a field goal. (more...)
Rookie Wentz struggles again in 32-14 loss to Bengals
- December 05, 2016

With basically little to play for, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis is striving to keep the troops motivated. "Had a great week of preparation and get to enjoy the fruits of their work". The home crowd gave struggling kicker Mike Nugent a sarcastic cheer when he opened the scoring with a 32-yard field goal. "The penalties gotta stop, and obviously the turnovers", Pederson said. (more...)
REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions! REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions!
- December 05, 2016

Memorable it was, but for all the wrong reasons, and no one informed the Ottawa Redblacks that playing spoiler wasn't part of the original script. The expectation throughout the world of three-down football was that Sunday night would provide a memorable finish to a historic season for the Calgary Stampeders. (more...)
Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers 3rd Quarter Open Thread
- December 05, 2016

And prior to Sunday, Kaepernick showed marked improvement in each of his six starts, including a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 8:2, plus 223 rushing yards, over the previous four games. The 49ers gave up 73 yards in sacks to account for the negative yardage. "That's got nothing to do with it", Gabbert said. In the 49ers' 31-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins a week earlier, Kaepernick threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns and gained 113 yards rushing. (more...)
Yaya Toure to appear in court after drink-driving charge Yaya Toure to appear in court after drink-driving charge
- December 05, 2016

Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure has been charged with drink-driving, police confirmed on Saturday (3 December). Toure was arrested after being breathalysed at the side of the road. Toure apologised to Pep Guardiola and returned to the Manchester City team. Do you think Toure's return can give City the edge they need to lift the title this season? I played with him for years, he's got the ability to win you matches and win you leagues. (more...)