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Confirmed Everton line-up v Stoke: Midfielder axed in one change Confirmed Everton line-up v Stoke: Midfielder axed in one change
- February 02, 2017

Only 25 players down the years have managed to score 100 goals, with Shearer's tally of 260 by far and away the highest. The former England worldwide delighted fans with his trademark robot celebration, but Stoke were soon under pressure as Everton went in search of a quick equaliser. (more...)
Ex-Eastleigh midfielder makes FA Cup history for non-League Sutton Ex-Eastleigh midfielder makes FA Cup history for non-League Sutton
- January 31, 2017

VICTORIOUS Sutton United boss Paul Doswell insisted Garry Monk was left with a "no- brainer" in making 10 changes to his Leeds United side, even if it meant crashing out of the FA Cup. At least eight of the teams left in the competition play at Championship level or below, with half of the Premier League teams already eliminated. Elsewhere, Hull City's struggles this season have continued after they fell 4-1 to Championship side Fulham. (more...)
Ayew Brothers Fire Ghana Into AFCON Last Four Ayew Brothers Fire Ghana Into AFCON Last Four
- January 31, 2017

Nyantakyi explained that Ghanaians were used to the semi-finals and would only appreciate winning the trophy. Ghana, seeking a first Cup of Nations title since 1982, will play Cameroon next Thursday in Franceville for a final place. "We corrected the mistakes we made and in the second period it was totally different", Grant told reporters after the match. Ghana played poorly in the first half failing to string passes together as the Congolese dominated and created several chances but ... (more...)
Afcon 2017: Egypt's Mohamed Elneny ruled out of semi-final
- January 31, 2017

With the semi and final just four days apart, it would be something of a miracle if he were to overcome the issue, but the Argentine who has managed the likes of Inter Milan, Mallorca, Valencia and Parma, is hopeful. The Morocco boss is the only one to have won the tournament with two different teams ( Zambia in 2012, Ivory Coast in 2015). Playing at his first major tournament, winger Salah - arguably the tournament's best player - will be crucial to Egypt's hopes of further ... (more...)
Al-Shabab attacks Kenya military base, dozens killed Al-Shabab attacks Kenya military base, dozens killed
- January 30, 2017

In response, the Kenyan military spokesperson indicated that claims from the group were false as the operation was still ongoing. The attack comes exactly one year after al-Shabaab said it had killed more than 100 KDF soldiers in El Adde, a Somali camp near the border with Kenya. (more...)
Conte keen for Chelsea to make signings Conte keen for Chelsea to make signings
- January 28, 2017

The 30-year-old Salvatore Sirigu, with whom we're well familiar from our repeated Champions League match-ups against Paris Saint-Germain over recent seasons has been spending this season on loan at Sevilla after dropping behind Kevin Trapp and Alphonse Areola in the pecking order. (more...)
Nadal edges Dimitrov to set up dream Federer final Nadal edges Dimitrov to set up dream Federer final
- January 28, 2017

A day after Roger Federer, the 17-times grand slam champion reached the final, the man once dubbed "Baby Fed" because of a similar crowd-pleasing style, came within a shot or two of setting up a Melbourne showdown with his idol. She has won six titles here since then, while Venus' win over CoCo Vandeweghe earlier Thursday secured her return to the Australian final for the first time in 14 years. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Knicks shopping superstar to Celtics, Clippers
- January 27, 2017

It is also worth noting that the Knicks previously reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers to see if the franchise would be interested in swapping Anthony and fellow forward Kevin Love . "I think it would probably make you more competitive in the short-term and maybe, just maybe, that snowballs and lets you add better players in the offseason", added Bertrand. (more...)
Jason Day and Tiger Woods attract great interest at Torrey Pines
- January 26, 2017

TaylorMade and Tiger Woods jointly announced Wednesday morning that the 14-time major victor signed an endorsement deal with the Carlsbad, Calif., company and will use TaylorMade woods. "I am backing myself to be ready for Augusta so I would love to play, and I would love to win it", he said. That, and a fancy for Bridgestone golf balls, are about all my golf game has in common with Tiger Woods . (more...)
Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi
- January 24, 2017

The results are awesome and too good not to share. The 25-year-old won his second European Tour title three years after winning the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. "The only thing left was "let's get a win" but, you know, you keep knocking on the door and it will come". "It's been a massive comeback". "I think it's a course you need to play a few times to get the exact lines you need to take off the tees and stuff". (more...)
Match Reports: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City
- January 23, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH- Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith formally introduced new men's head basketball coach Chris Holtmann at the Schottenstein Center Arena this afternoon. "Gene was aggressive and persistent in his approach and I really appreciated that", Holtmann continued. "This is a proud program that's used to competing for championships, that's used to competing in the NCAA tournament". (more...)
Diego Simeone unsurprised Man Utd want Antoine Griezmann Diego Simeone unsurprised Man Utd want Antoine Griezmann
- January 22, 2017

Simeone's comments come just 24 hours after Atletico's club president, Enrique Cerezo, stated his intent to keep Griezmann in Spain's capital " for a long time ". "I am not surprised that the teams who are looking are the ones who can afford him". Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann , Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday. (more...)
Jones Sidelined as Falcons Begin NFC Championship Prep Jones Sidelined as Falcons Begin NFC Championship Prep
- January 21, 2017

It would be a bad sign for the Falcons and their fans to see Jones again favor the left foot while leaving the field early in the game. Jones played a season-low 58 percent of the snaps in last week's 36-20 playoff win over Seattle. Such other targets as Mohamed Sanu, who was second on the team with 59 catches, and Taylor Gabriel , who led the receivers with seven touchdowns, add depth. (more...)
Man United set to offload Luke Shaw to Premier League rival Man United set to offload Luke Shaw to Premier League rival
- January 20, 2017

Manager Jose Mourinho has publicly called out the young Englishman, and there has been reported contention between Shaw and his teammates. Since Jose Mourinho took over at United last summer, he has taken up a residence in the luxurious five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester's city centre. (more...)
Are the Raiders really moving to Las Vegas?
- January 20, 2017

The Raiders told the league that they had commitments from Goldman Sachs to finance a proposed $1.9 billion Las Vegas stadium project, according to the East Bay Times . The Las Vegas stadium pursuit is the latest in the Raiders' long journey to secure a viable, updated stadium to replace their longtime home at the Oakland Coliseum and in between, the Los Angeles Coliseum. (more...)
49ers to have G.M. candidates meet with Kyle Shanahan
- January 19, 2017

Shanahan got his first National Football League job as an offensive quality control coach in Tampa Bay in 2004. Starting with owner Arthur Blank , the entire Falcons organization knows how much Shanahan will be missed. Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst reportedly is the leading candidate. I love the situation here, the team here. Still, Atlanta's other assistants were happy to see Shanahan get promoted. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino admits a difficulty at Tottenham Hotspur
- January 14, 2017

The 20-year-old has now scored 10 times in 19 games in the Premier League to leave the north London outfit in third place and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea. The Spurs do not have too many injuries to worry about for this game but playmaker Erik Lamela remains sidelined nursing his hip injury and will remain the only absentee. (more...)
FIFA's World Cup expansion could lead to big upsets FIFA's World Cup expansion could lead to big upsets
- January 12, 2017

Those who run football in Asia, Africa and Oceania will see this expansion as their chance to grab something back for the game in their parts of the world and it is a historical anachronism that Europe dominates the World Cup finals. (more...)
Vance Joseph hired as 16th head coach in Denver Broncos history Vance Joseph hired as 16th head coach in Denver Broncos history
- January 12, 2017

But Elway chose the one with the defensive background. Joseph coached under Denver's current DC, Wade Phillips , in Houston for three seasons, so he should provide some continuity to an elite defense that doesn't need any changing. After a standout career at Shaw, Joseph attended the University of Colorado and helped the Buffaloes win an NCAA championship. Joseph's hire at offensive coordinator, and the ensuing call on who plays QB in 2017, could be the two factors that determine his ... (more...)
Jimmy Butler scores one point in ugly loss to Russell Westbrook, Thunder Jimmy Butler scores one point in ugly loss to Russell Westbrook, Thunder
- January 11, 2017

Westbrook was surgical in his 33 minutes against the Bulls , though he finished relatively short of his lofty averages with 21 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists. There's no real answer any of the other 29 teams can give on how to stop the MVP frontrunner, and the shorthanded Bulls became the latest team to realize just that. (more...)