No Matip U-turn as he focuses on Liverpool

West Ham United fans are used to seeing their dreams fade and die but even their most long-suffering supporter could not have envisaged that a season supposed to herald a bold new era would crumble so fast. However, they will be keen to get last weekend's shock 4-3 defeat at AFC Bournemouth out of their system in order to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Read More

Liverpool beaten by Bournemouth comeback

Liverpool beaten by Bournemouth comeback

Liverpool led the Premier League tie at the Vitality Stadium 2-0 at half-time, but a second-half comeback from Eddie Howe's team saw the Merseysiders lose ground on premier league leaders Chelsea. Despite that, the 25-year-old was more pleased with Ake's victor - as the on-loan Chelsea man did his parent club a huge favour with his late heroics. Read More

LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The LA bid committee released the budget on Friday. International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates led the two-day meetings, held amid concerns about the budget for the 2020 Games. Since replacing Boston as the U.S. Olympic Committee's choice in September 2015, LA 2024 has pitched that vision by saying it represents a new games for a new era. Read More

Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler

Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler

The Cubs are interested, and they have the talent to make a deal like this work: affordable, team controlled, major league ready talent to spend, as well as prospects. That is when Davis stepped in and took on the closer duties in his place. "Guys like Wade Davis , ask around the industry, how many people would like to have him", Maddon said. Read More

Sending off could be coming to cricket

Sending off could be coming to cricket

Although sledging has been an area of concern in global cricket over the last few years, the main reason behind the new law is to eliminate acts of violence and physical assaults on the field, which are more common in the lower levels of cricket. Read More

Niki Lauda expects Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg quickly

Niki Lauda expects Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg quickly

Rosberg won 23 races (tied for 12th all-time) and 30 pole positions (8th) from 206 races since his debut in 2006. Bernie Ecclestone admits he had no idea that Nico Rosberg was planning to retire after winning the 2016 Formula One championship. Read More

Gronk is out of surgery and already walking in new Instagram video

While NFL teams are allowed to designate one player from IR to return to play after missing six weeks of games and practices, the Patriots used their designation on Jacoby Brissett earlier this week. He also suffered a pulmonary contusion in his lung after a hit to the chest during the Seattle game on November 13. Gronkowski has missed three games this season. Read More

Brady sets all-time QB wins record

Here are three things we saw as New England notched win No. 10. Blount has rushed for 957 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, which is already his most productive year in a Patriots uniform. These numbers total out to a 43.9 passer rating; the last time the Patriots held a quarterback to a passer rating lower than 45 was during the now infamous-thanks-to-soft-balls 2015 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Read More

Luis Enrique ignores Messi link to Man City and focuses on Celtic

The Argentinian is expected to return to the Barcelona team for Wednesday's Champions League match against Celtic in Glasgow, having sat out Saturday's goalless draw against Málaga through illness. "I thought we performed pretty well in that respect and I think we can take confidence from our performance and certainly take into our domestic campaign as well". Read More

Buckeyes hit break with eye on passing improvements

Buckeyes hit break with eye on passing improvements

They are the first team not to win a conference championship invited to the CFP party. Even after a wild finish to championship Saturday, selection Sunday went pretty much as expected. When you look at Ohio State's loss at Penn State on October 22 and see how that knocked the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten Championship; sent the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship, where they won it; and yet the Buckeyes reached the playoff and Penn State didn't, you may question the regular season. Read More

Melancon, Giants Reach $62M, 4-Year Deal Pending Physical

Melancon, Giants Reach $62M, 4-Year Deal Pending Physical

In the opening hours of baseball's annual Winter Meetings, the Giants found their guy. It breaks the record for most lucrative contract signed by a closer since Jonathan Papelbon , when he inked a four-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies 2011. Read More

LeBron, Cavs teammates not staying at Trump New York hotel

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the Cavaliers general manager, David Griffin, as saying alternative accommodation was being arranged for players who do not want to stay at the hotel. "I just look across this league". 'But did I vote for him? No. In fact, according to Griffin, up to half of the full 14-man team has refused to stay at hotels that bear the Trump name - even though Trump himself no longer has an actual ownership stake in the property. Read More

India thrash England by 8 wickets

Parthiv Patel , who made a comeback after a long time to don the gloves in this game, remained unbeaten on 67 while skipper Kohli remained six not out. The hosts chased down the target of 103 runs easily and scripted a comprehensive eight-wicket win. With this win, India have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with two more Tests to be played at Mumbai and Chennai. Read More

Pep Guardiola Humiliates Yaya Toure After Halting Midfielder's Attempt to Warm Up

Pep Guardiola Humiliates Yaya Toure After Halting Midfielder's Attempt to Warm Up

Yaya Toure's indiscretion could not have come at a worse time for the midfielder, as he had only recently made his way back into the lineup. The Manchester City star was released on bail and is set to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 13. Read More

Manchester United, Everton share points in Premiership encounter

Manchester United, Everton share points in Premiership encounter

Neither team posed a threat until Stekelenburg's rush of blood gifted Zlatan Ibrahimovic his fourth goal in three league games. " The team is playing very, very well and the players are playing well". They faulted when Gueye took Barry's pass into the area, twisted away from Fellaini and went down under slight contact. Everton is a team that plays direct. Read More

Hamilton insists he did nothing unfair in Rosberg battle

Hamilton insists he did nothing unfair in Rosberg battle

Briton Hamilton ignored Mercedes' orders not to back Rosberg into rivals during the latter part of the race, but neither Scuderia Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel nor Red Bull's Max Verstappen could force their way past. Roll on the 2017 season and thanks for your company through this year. "I've done my best ever races this year definitely". After yesterday I wasn't too happy, so now we finish it on a high. Read More

At least nine dead in California warehouse dance party fire

The party was at the second floor of the building there was a single staircase in the building, two exits on each of the floor and no smoke detector. Sherriff's officials confirmed early Sunday morning that people 10 were killed Friday in a horrific Oakland warehouse blaze that has since been deemed one of the country's deadliest structure fires . Read More

Jordan Evans Holds Defensive Key for an Oklahoma Win in Bedlam

Jordan Evans Holds Defensive Key for an Oklahoma Win in Bedlam

They are also No. 12 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +0.82. The team that makes the fewest mistakes and the defense that forces the opposing quarterbacks to make those errors, and eliminate the big plays will come out on top. Read More

Birthday boy Benteke helps Palace beat Southampton 3-0

Birthday boy Benteke helps Palace beat Southampton 3-0

Yet, the statistics don't make good reading for Pardew: Palace has the worst points-per-game record of all teams in England's four leagues in 2016, has the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League (26 goals against in 13 games), and has conceded 13 goals from set pieces this season. Read More

Schmeelk: Porzingis, Towns Put On A Show

In terms of on the court, Porzingis needs to become more consistent. I do believe right now Towns is the better player, but Porzingis wasn't supposed to be THIS good already, he was believed to need some time to develop. The second-year center surpassed his previous high of 35 points with a basket late in the third quarter. Towns blames himself for pretty much every Minnesota loss these days, routinely saying that he has a responsibility to play better. Read More

Carmelo Anthony nails winning shot in New York Knicks' 106-104 victory

Carmelo Anthony nails winning shot in New York Knicks' 106-104 victory

That is despite Towns scoring 96 points (32.0 per game), grabbing 37 rebounds (12.3), blocking six shots (2.0) and shooting 53.7 percent (36-of-67) overall and 25 percent (2-of-8) on 3s. With the other talent the Knicks have, there's nothing wrong with that. From Wednesday's game against the Knicks, this is another example, although this time Towns is positioned about 18 feet from the basket instead. Read More

Slippery Court Surface Causes Postponement Of Sixers Game vs. Kings

Slippery Court Surface Causes Postponement Of Sixers Game vs. Kings

ET tipoff, players on both teams did their normal warmups while staffers tried to get the court ready. A makeup date was not immediately announced . However, Sacramento would have to play eight games in 12 days if it adds the Sixers (4-14) during that trip. "I've never seen anything like that before", Cousins said. Read More

John Tavares has two points in Isles' OT win

John Tavares has two points in Isles' OT win

The Islanders dominated the overtime, during which the Flames didn't get a shot on net. "It's so amusing how it works - if you get a break there in overtime or in the shootout, then we're the ones all happy and great road-trip". The goal started a strong stretch by NY, and the Islanders had a few near misses later in the first, including a shot off the post from Cal Clutterbuck with about six minutes left. Read More

Harry Kane pens new long-term contract at Spurs

Kane, who made his Tottenham debut in 2011 after rising through the academy, has scored 70 goals in 137 appearances for the club in total, while he now has 17 England caps and five global goals to his name. It is important for him to be calm in his mind, focused on playing and improving. "That's what I'm focused on". "Everyone knows what I feel for this club", he said. Read More

Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

With Chelsea: £50,000 fine and one-match ban for criticising officials after a 3-1 defeat by Southampton. Referees in England are clamping down on dissent and this flagrant one prompted Moss to send Mourinho to the stands, just as he did past year when the Portuguese, then at Chelsea , had a half-time rant against the official also in a West Ham match. Read More

Rokoduguni set for England test return

The result and England's 12th successive win were in the bag within the first half hour, as the host side rocketed to 31-0 with five tries against a flimsy defense. "We would like to be better in defence". Ahead of the Springboks clash, where Jones instead recalled Jonny May and Yarde, he said: "I'll pick the opportunity when the best time is for him (Rokoduguni) to do it, which I don't think is Saturday". Read More

Lack of European play helps Chelsea - Pochettino

We fight to be involved in the Champions League or the Europa League . "We need to stop thinking about the negative things about Wembley. I don't think it will help us today or in the future". "It is a motivation for us". Jan Vertonghen is expected to fill in at left-back. Toby Alderweireld is still out with a knee injury and Danny Rose is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in last week's late win over West Ham United. Read More

Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network

Bonus football, so to speak. Following Michigan's 30-27 double overtime loss to Ohio State on Saturday, the Wolverines have dropped in the latest Amway Coaches Poll. 2. The committee's job isn't to rubber-stamp four conference champions. It's not insane to think that a win over Colorado to close the season would be just enough padding on Washington's resume to propel them to No. Read More

Cowboys Hall of Fame QBs never did what rookie Prescott has

Cowboys Hall of Fame QBs never did what rookie Prescott has

Quincy Carter was the last Cowboys quarterback to have more than 40 carries in a season when he had 68 for 257 yards in 2003. As ridiculous as that may sound, if you think about what MVP truly means, it refers to the most valuable player in the league, and the offensive line as a whole has played the biggest role in getting the Cowboys to 10-1. Read More

Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

Jackson has the power to become a staple in the middle of Atlanta's lineup, the possibility of which is worth the price of surrendering two talented pitchers. He will most likely open the season with Triple-A Tacoma. His season ended in late August with a trip to the disabled list with shoulder fatigue. Whalen, who turns 23 January 31, is likely to start in AAA Tacoma after spending most of 2016 in AA Mississippi and AAA Gwinnett. Read More