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Nigeria draw Argentina in Group D

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The Super Eagles first played Argentina at the 1994 World Cup in USA. In that game Argentina captained by Diego Maradona ran away with 2-1 victory. At the glitzy event in Kremlin hosted by England legend, Gary Lineker and Russian journalist, Maria Komandnaya, hosts Russia were thrown in Group A and will play the opening match against Saudi Arabia on June 14. Read More »

Australia unchanged for Test two

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AUSTRALIAN TEAM: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Chadd Sayers (12th man). "I am excited to be involved in my first Ashes series but mixing cordial isn't what I want to do". More than a dozen of the original group of 30, including founding members Paul Burnham, Gareth Evans and Mr Peacock, that formed the Barmy Army in Adelaide in January, 1995 , have flown in. Read More »

Pac-12 championship game primer: USC vs. Stanford, Part II

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Sam Darnold has done a great job at getting this team to 10 victories on the season, he threw four touchdowns against Stanford the first time these two played. USC junior Ronald Jones II is no slouch, rushing for 122.4 yards per game with 16 touchdowns, but he's accounted for less than 48 percent of the Trojans' run touches (Love gets almost 55 percent) as there are other backs who can be turned to when Jones needs a breather. Read More »

Ask Me Later - Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Coy On January Transfer Window

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has said that he does not expect any of his club's injury layoffs to be back in action for their Premier League game against Chelsea during the weekend. With just one point from 15, they face a near-impossible task to face Antonio Conte's side, as they sit in 12th place and five points above the relegation zone. Read More »

Smith laughter will motivate England - Root

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He was also asked to respond to Anderson's observations in his newspaper column, and said: "I think it's interesting coming from Jimmy, calling us bullies and big sledgers". Steve Smith's side admitted they got under the skin of the England wicketkeeper when he was batting in Brisbane. "We knew what they were up to". Read More »

Upset special: Take Wisconsin over Ohio State

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At 12-0, Wisconsin is the only Power Five team that has made it this far without a loss, and unlike OSU, the Badgers' spot in the playoff is assured if they win. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus and quarterback Alex Hornibrook were honorable mentions. With so few possessions available in a game as slowed down as this one, there is very little margin for error, and that is a lot to ask from players at this point in their careers. Read More »

Joe Moorhead introduced as Mississippi State head coach

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Huff has been Penn State's running backs coach and special teams coordinator for four years, as James Franklin plucked him from Western Michigan when he arrived back in 2014. For the first time in almost a decade, Penn State had kick and punt returns for touchdowns in 2017, and opponents averaged just 19.3 yards per kickoff return and a mere 4.3 per punt return against the Nittany Lions' coverage teams. Read More »

Arsenal's talisman ruled out of Manchester United fixture due to groin injury

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This will be the 18 th meeting between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho , with the Portuguese manager losing just two of these (W8 D7 L2). Man Utd is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us. "Lacazette has a groin problem and will certainly be out for Saturday's game [agains United]", the Arsenal boss confirmed following the victory over Huddersfield. Read More »

Giants meeting with Stanton camp

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The Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are viewed as the frontrunners in what has developed into a Stanton bidding war. Of course, the Dodgers have a serious payroll/tax issue that's an impediment to such a mega-deal and are at this point said to be "playing it cool", at the very least in their Stanton talks, meaning that they have been less than aggressive so far. Read More »

Barkley, Gesicki named to All-Big Ten first-team offense

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Barkley is just the second Big Ten player to win three major conference awards in the same season, joining Michigan's Jabrill Peppers a year ago (Defensive Player, Linebacker, Return Specialist). East champion Ohio State has quarterback J.T. Barrett, guard Michael Jordan, center Billy Price and tackle Jamarco Jones on the first team. With Moorhead and Huff leaving, Franklin now must replace two of his three coordinators. Read More »

Renato Sanches: Swansea boss Paul Clement feels for 'struggling' Portuguese

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It has led to speculation that Swansea are set to make a transfer-window loan move for former Chelsea striker Solanke, who Clement knows well from his time on the coaching staff at Stamford Bridge. "But I'll keep backing him". The 20-year-old has started one first-team game this season - the Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester in September - and has appeared from the bench nine times. Read More »

Tennessee working on deal to hire Mike Leach

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Meanwhile, Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel has only indicated that Leach's name is "picking up steam" in the Tennessee search, whereas Kevin Sumlin's is fading. He was 84-43 at Texas Tech before being fired after the 2009 season. Washington State went 3-9 again in his third season. This was one that was reported "way back" in Mid-November, but the rumors stalled after Tennessee appeared to have zeroed in on Greg Schiano as the next head coach. Read More »

The Most Liked Instagram Posts Of 2017 Revealed

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The soccer star received more than 8.2 million "likes" for the post - and we can see why! This is all to say that fame, of course, is fleeting, and that while one year you could have the top-followed Instagram account, the next year, you may end up being surpassed by a Portuguese athlete or a fellow pop star or, I don't even know, Bhad Bhabie. Read More »

Sam Allardyce finalising deal to become Everton manager

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Allardyce was in the stands to see Everton win for only the second time in 11 games. Despite never managing a top Premier League club, Sam Allardyce has still had a stellar managerial career. "So I continue to do what I was asked to do five weeks ago". Everton's new boss will bring experience of managing a record six Premier League clubs - Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Sunderland and Palace - during which he developed a reputation of building ... Read More »

Penn State's Saquon Barkley sweeps major end-of-year Big Ten awards

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Drew Brees is the other, and Barkley is just the second player in conference history to win three major Big Ten awards in one season, joining former MI standout Jabrill Peppers. The Big Ten postseason individual awards will be announced today. -Selected as one of three finalists for the Mackey Award. Added his second Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week Award on October 30 after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown at Ohio State . Read More »

Rick Pitino files breach of contract lawsuit against UofL Athletics

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Pitino was placed on administrative leave the day after the findings of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball recruiting were made public. Pence went on to state that Pitino "did everything reasonably possible to maximize his diligent supervision of assistant coaches and staff", though adding that diligent supervision "is not a guarantee of compliance". Read More »

Predicted Liverpool side to play Stoke: Mane and Can should return

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In defence, Alberto Moreno, Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are expected to retain their places. Premier League top scorer Salah is in sparkling form, with 15 goals in his first 20 games for the club, but Stoke manager Mark Hughes has warned his team to be wary of the impressive array of Liverpool's attack and not just focus on the Egyptian forward. Read More »

Real Madrid to agree Kepa deal imminently

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According to the reports in Diario Gol , Perez still wants de Gea at Madrid but has put a deadline on his move. Now Real's President has told De Gea, in no uncertain terms, that if he doesn't sign this summer, the club will move on and turn their attention elsewhere. Read More »

November 30, 2017: Man Kicked Off Call-In Show For Questioning Fisher's Loyalty

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Our loyalty right now ... no decision has been made anywhere. "Recruited very well since I've been here, haven't we?" Among the other names you'll hear, if Fisher leaves: Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente, USF coach Charlie Strong, Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz (an FSU alumnus and former Seminoles grad assistant) and Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren (another FSU alum and Tallahassee native). Read More »

Matthews questions putting Rodgers on IR

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He still needs to improve in some areas, however, such as his decisiveness and decision-making. If he can build on the improved play he showcased in Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers , it could drive up his value as future trade bait. Read More »

Players debate NFL's proposed $100 million donation

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Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. When we agreed to be a part of the Players Coalition, we were under the impression that it would be our organization. "He didn't stand by his word on that". Read More »