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Toys R Us to shut 'at least' 26 United Kingdom stores

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It is understood that specialist corporate insolvency advisors Alvarez & Marsal would be brought in to handle the process. "Through the CVA process, we hope to receive authorisation to restructure our United Kingdom lease obligations so that we will be better able to invest in our United Kingdom business and further improve the customer experience. Read More »

Ander Herrera: 'Manchester United peaking at ideal time'

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Antonio Conte has refused to rule out Chelsea in the Premier League title race. . "Jesse Lingard is on fire now, Paul Pogba as well, it's a pity he got a red card". " Manchester United need to be concerned before next week's derby". "United might, for the first time this season, have just seen a little ray of hope, that there will be better teams than Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham, yet all came close", he told the Sky Sports podcast. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski apologizes to Tre'Davious White, blames frustration for cheap shot

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It is, however, relevant that Evans was not ejected from that game, just as Gronkowski was not thrown out Sunday. "It was a dirty play , apology or not", Hyde said. It's usually not fair to insinuate a team will attempt to cheap-shot or potentially hurt an opposing player, but what and how things were said in the Buffalo locker room Sunday, that's what it seems like the Bills have in mind. Read More »

Neville reveals how Manchester United could beat Manchester City without Pogba

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Pogba's United went head to head with Arsenal at the Emirates yesterday evening, eventually emerging with a hard-fought 3-1 victory thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper David De Gea and a brace from in-form midfielder Jesse Lingard. "The moment we take the bus and the plane to go to Ukraine I am going to prepare the game to win the game - out of respect for Shakhtar, respect for Napoli and respect for the competition". Read More »

Ashamed at seeing Lankan cricketers in pollution masks: Mamata

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Before Shastri, Sri Lankan team manager Asanka Gurusinha also consulted with umpires. Please Wait while comments are loading. But Pothas said his men were physically sick amid the "extremely high" pollution levels choking the ground. Besides making Sri Lankan cricketers unwell, it presented a unique case in front of the ICC whose rules do not cover a scenario of this kind. Just as play resumed, Ashwin fell first ball, triggering more angst among the Indian fans. Read More »

Lyon, Starc screamers leave England reeling

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Both the catches were outstanding, but it was Lyon's one that could possibly end up being the best of this Ashes . His teammates reacted exactly as you would expect to one of the moments of the series. Australia's Steve Smith, right, prepares to throw the ball after catching out England's Alastair Cook for 37 runs during the third day of their Ashes cricket test match in Adelaide, Monday, Dec. Read More »

Hazard, Coutinho shine in wins for Chelsea, Liverpool in EPL

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Ex-Liverpool striker Collymore has ruled out Chelsea challenging Manchester City and Manchester United for the Premier League title. Hazard pulled Chelsea level within 10 minutes and scored the final goal with an impudent penalty either side of an Alvaro Morata header as they turned on the style. Read More »

Warriors 30 assists lead to impressive win over Heat

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Curry passed Jason Kidd for eighth place on the career 3-pointers made list. KLAY'S STREAK OF SPLASH Klay Thompson had a very solid game with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists, and he was a team-best plus-33 on the court. UP NEXT Now 18-6 on the season, the Warriors will continue their road trip on Monday in New Orleans. HOT HEAT TO START Not normally one of the league's most accurate 3-point shooters, the Heat knocked down five of their first seven 3-point attempts and led ... Read More »

Gus Malzahn agrees to new deal to remain at Auburn

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The new deal was first reported by 247Sports. "Strength and stability go hand-in-hand, and we have both in coach Malzahn", Auburn President Steven Leath said in a statement. A Peach Bowl official eventually cut off questions unrelated to the game. Malzahn has drawn criticism during his time on the Plains, with most of that coming during the three-year stretch from 2014-16 when Auburn failed to win more than eight games in any of those seasons. Read More »

City savor Silva service as they make it 13 in a row

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When Kevin De Bruyne lifted in a pass late on, David Silva responded faster than Declan Rice, leaping up nearly in Bruce Lee fashion to score acrobatically with his left foot. While also describing Silva as one of the Premier League greats, Carragher believes De Bruyne's form under Pep Guardiola could help him pass the Spaniard if he maintains his level over the next five years. Read More »

Magic begin short road trip with showdown against Knicks

The Knicks used an 11-4 run to pull within three at 99-96 on Jarrett Jack's 3-pointer with 27 seconds left. Although the Magic were 3 of 7 from 3-point range in the first quarter, they went 3 of 21 the rest of the game. NY has gone 0-3 in his absence this season. After ending a nine-game losing streak with a 121-108 win over Oklahoma City on November 29, the Magic have won two of three. Read More »

Homeless man saves children from building fire

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Anival Angulo, 36, who now has nowhere to live, was wandering the streets of Las Vegas on Friday evening when he saw a smoke coming from a nearby apartment building, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said in a statement. The children were taken to the hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation. "I wrapped up the babies and pulled them out". He got out of the apartment through a window. Read More »

Oklahoma State to face Virginia Tech in Camping World Bowl

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will play his final game as a Cowboy in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, facing Virginia Tech at 4:15 p.m. December 28. In its only previous appearance in an Orlando bowl, Oklahoma State beat BYU 49-21 in the 1976 Tangerine Bowl. Football fans in the Commonwealth will get a special Christmas gift as both Virginia Tech and Virginia are slated to play their bowl games on the same day. Read More »

Seahawks earn an A on defense for keeping Eagles in check

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The Russell Wilson for MVP hype train picked up a lot of steam on a night when he simply made play after play after play to spark the Seattle offense. Darby was called for pass interference later in the first quarter which set the Seahawks up with the ball on the Eagles' 16-yard line. Russell Wilson hung in the pocket vs. Read More »

Bill Belichick Wasn't Happy About Rob Gronkowski's 'Bull--' Cheap Shot

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He felt like White made enough contact with him to justify a flag, and he didn't get one. The closest comp on that list to Gronkowski's infraction was Evans' hit on Lattimore, as Sendejo's, Trevathan's and Burfict's infractions all happened in the flow of play, Lynch's involved a referee, and Talib and Crabtree's was a legitimate fight, not a hit on a defenseless player. Read More »

Saints not ruling out top cornerback Lattimore vs Panthers

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The New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 31-21 on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) and linebackers Thomas Davis (hamstring) also are questionable for the 4:25 p.m. ET clash. Kamara added his second rushing touchdown midway through the third quarter, scoring from 20 yards out. Read More »

TUF 26 Finale: Montaño vs. Modafferi Results

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Montaño edged Lauren Murphy , Montana de la Rosa (Stewart) and Barb Honchak on her way to the title match-up. First of all, I'm a champion. The 11-fight event kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. "I knew going into the show and even before that that it was gonna be a big division and that the winner would have a target on their back, but now that I'm this close , it doesn't really faze me". Read More »

USC to play in the Cotton Bowl against Ohio State

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As teams solidify their positions in the College Football Playoff, several conferences are determining their champions through their title games. USC (11-2) is the No. Ohio State was a conference champion, but it suffered two blowout losses, one to an unranked Iowa team nearly exactly a month before Sunday. A relocated Rose Bowl-style game between the Buckeyes and Trojans would have made sense. Read More »

Barcelona star Arda Turan spotted in London after Mesut Ozil swap rumours

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Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil is sometimes subjected to "harsh" criticism but insists the Arsenal star is "loved" for his undoubted talent. But we never had any doubts about his quality, that is for sure. The World Cup victor has scored two goals and has made five assists in his last five Premier League games to help secure victories over Everton, Tottenham Hotspur , Burnley and Huddersfield. Read More »

Michigan State Football to play in Holiday Bowl

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Because Wisconsin is in the Orange Bowl because of contractual obligations with the Big Ten , the Citrus Bowl could not select a Big Ten team and instead has Notre Dame vs. "The records are what they are". Michigan State finished 9-3, with a 7-2 Big Ten record, and was third in the loaded Big Ten East Division. "We're used to being there", Dantonio said of bowl games. Read More »

Vikings shut down Falcons 14-9 for 8th straight victory

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The Falcons have a short week of practice because they play the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. I want to believe that Atlanta wins, but I am not completely confident they can beat this very tough Minnesota Vikings team. Rhodes, who has found success in the past against Jones, had other ideas, holding Jones to two catches for only 24 yards. The Vikings, however, entered the game with the league's best third-down defense, and continued their dominance, allowing only one third-down ... Read More »

Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers

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The Bears are wrapping up their fifth straight season without a winning record and will finish below.500 for the fourth year in a row. Yes, it was only one game , but you don't have to be an National Football League general manager to recognize game-changing talent. Read More »

Yankees out of running to sign Ohtani

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Shohei Ohtani told Brian Cashman that he will not sign with the Yankees , the GM said Sunday. Major League Baseball teams have until December 22 at 11:59 p.m. The New York Yankees were expected by many to be the team to land the Japanese Babe Ruth, as they had a rich history with worldwide players and had $3.5 million left in their global signing pool. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa wins ANC Gauteng backing

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The deputy president already secured nominations from the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape, while the Free State and North West back Dlamini-Zuma. The province's branch nominations are a replica of Ramaphosa's slate, but once again Human Settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu emerged as the favourite for the position of deputy president. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski Takes Cheap Shot On Bills' Tre'Davious White

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White picked off New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski then intentionally dove on him long after the play appeared over. "We'll see him again in a few weeks". "I kind of felt like he pushed me a little bit and made the play, and I just don't understand why there wasn't a flag", Gronkowski said of the play. Read More »

MI to play SC in Outback Bowl

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The Michigan Wolverines will be heading to Tampa, Florida to take on SC on New Year's Day in the Outback Bowl. Last year, MI lost to Florida State, 33-32 in the Orange Bowl . It's also the third all-time meeting on the football field between the two schools, with MI scoring a win in 1985. Instead, the 9-3 Spartans fell two bowls to the Holiday Bowl Dec. Read More »

Bills' Tyrod Taylor carted off in Week 13 with a knee injury

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Te severity of Taylor's knee injury is unknown. According to ESPN.com's Field Yates , Bills trainers carted Taylor back to the locker room in the fourth quarter. That outing against the Los Angeles Chargers could not have gone any worse, with almost as many completions to Chargers' defenders (five) as his own receivers (six) in one half of football. Read More »

Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

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The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has been given until Monday to respond to the FA. We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. "It's not my business", said Guardiola. "I don't know what happened". Yet like the majority of the Ethihad Stadium crowd, the likeable left-back couldn't contain his emotions when Sterling curled in a spectacular victor in the 96th minute, risking further injury by limping off the bench in pursuit of his jubilant ... Read More »