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Arsene Wenger: 'Manchester United defeat still on our minds'


It remains to be seen whether Arsenal could opt to cash in on Ozil in the January transfer window, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season. Paul Merson has completely changed his tune about Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and their importance to Arsenal . "Overall I would say my wish and my desire is that everybody stays". Read More »

Diego Maradona 'told Real Madrid to sign Kylian Mbappe'


And eh, listen, after " El Flaco " Cruyff, there weren't many players who have had that quality". Maradona: For me. from the little that I saw, Alfredo Di Stefano, [Johan] Cruyff. When asked about Perez's response, Maradona replied: "He told me...'but you know I have Cristiano'". They should give him away. He added: "He'll surely be a makeweight for something, and Florentino will be left with half of Madrid or half of Italy, and Bale will play for AC Milan or Inter". Read More »

Schlupp sheds light on Crystal Palace's improvement


Crystal Palace will be without Mamadou Sakho for the weekend trip due to a calf injury whilst Joel Ward is also likely to miss out. Fresh off a five-star display against Southampton , the Foxes seem like an unstoppable force at the moment, and it would take a very large effort from Crystal Palace if they are to stand any chance against a hot Leicester City at their boisterous home. Read More »

Rudy Gobert suffers another knee injury, heads straight to locker room


The second quarter brought more injuries. He was left on an island and was unable to bring Boston back on his own. Favors received six stitches and did not return. Even in a rare win Friday night, they were extended to the wire by fellow lightweight Atlanta, holding on for a 96-94 victory that ended a five-game losing streak. Read More »

Arsenal 1/4 to beat Newcastle in Saturday's Premier League encounter


Only one point separates the Gunners from Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, but in what is shaping up to be a tight battle for the Champions League places, Arsenal can ill-afford to drop more points against a struggling team. "This time of the year is probably the most important time of the season". I don't get why Aarons doesn't play don't get why diame does and do t et why fans haven't been slating benitez earlier. Read More »

West Brom vs Manchester United predictions


It is likely that Jose Mourinho will revert to the highly successful strategy that saw his team score seven goals in two away games at Watford and Arsenal recently. Marcos Rojo looks set to return for United having missed their 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Craig Dawson and James Morrison are out for West Brom, while Gareth Barry, Nacer Chadli and Matt Philips are doubts. Read More »

Santa Claus hasn't received my letter yet!


Everyone loves at least one Christmas movies. But for whatever it is worth, I am ready to give you a treat this and every Christmas. I like that, it includes the divine and human side of Christmas. I pinned my clean stockings (my other pair) together and hung them over the back if a straight chair. Our fireplace was a working fireplace that was our only source of heat. Read More »

Ronaldo asks lawyers to negotiate his exit from Real Madrid


Real are sure to face an even sterner test from Gremio , although the Brazilians also had to battle their way through their semi-final, overcoming Mexicans Pachuca 1-0 after extra-time. Despite Real dominating the match at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi , it was the team from the United Arab Emirates who took a shock 41st-minute lead through Romarinho. Read More »

Phillies trade Freddie Galvis for Padres pitching prospect


The right-handed De Los Santos went 10-6 with a 3.78 ERA in 26 appearances (24 starts) at Double-A San Antonio last season. According to MLB .com, De Los Santos is the 13th-ranked player in the Padres' farm system. In the last three seasons, Galvis has averaged 13 walks. Philadelphia was looking to move Galvis to open up a starting position for top prospect J.P. Read More »

Rudy Gobert goes down with scary looking leg injury

According to , Gobert is set to undergo an MRI on his left knee, but early indications suggest he suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Gobert walked off the court under his own power, but it was later announced that he would not return to the game. Read More »

Giants Trade Starting Pitcher to Texas


Moore has a 2019 club option worth $10 million with a $750,000 buyout so if he looks great next year he could be due a nice payday, otherwise the Rangers get to treat this as a one-year rental and then send him on his merry way. He also coughed up 27 home runs. San Francisco hit an Major League Baseball low 128 home runs in 2017, with Brandon Belt's 18 leading the way. Something has to be done to fix the lineup if they hope to keep up with the Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Rockies, and general ... Read More »

Zack Cozart signs three-year deal with Angels


The Angels have formally announced that the franchise has signed veteran infielder Zack Cozart to a three-year deal. The Reds have finished last in the NL Central the past three years. His bWAR clocked in at 4.9, which was also a career high, and he was 70th in the league in fielding percentage for 2017. Cozart's departure makes Jose Peraza, 23, first in line to take over shortstop for the Reds. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony wishes Knicks success ahead of NY return


This is another example. "I'm trying to be aggressive and take what the defense is giving me, " Lee said. He expects him to bring his A-game on Saturday night. "If Melo was here, we would've made that adjustment with him", Lee said (via New York Daily News ). Lee said the Knicks would've been fine with Anthony since the dreaded triangle is gone in favor of Jeff Hornacek's preferred offense. Read More »

National Football League reportedly fines Sean Payton, Pete Carroll $10K for entering playing field

Payton was famously involved in what appeared to be a "choking" gesture in a Thursday night loss to the Falcons and, later in the same game, he was issued a personal foul penalty that effectively ended the game against Atlanta. "I think the fan base is going to stick behind Sean Payton ". Two Seahawks defenders, Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson , were penalized and ejected, and a third member of the Seahawks, Michael Bennett , was penalized after consecutive scrums erupted while ... Read More »

Kenyan-Born Froome Facing Ban After Failing Drug Test


Wiggins and Froome fell out when they were Sky teammates at the 2012 Tour de France and since then their wives, Cath Wiggins and Michelle Froome, have clashed on social media. Martin displayed a lack of understanding of the rules concerning an asthma drug such as salbutamol. Other athletes are immediately suspended after a positive test. Read More »

Shoulder injury forces Broncos quarterback out of game


With Lynch sidelined by a sore ankle, Denver turned to Brock Osweiler under center, who went on to complete 12 of his 17 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. The Colts led 10-7 lead at halftime. Gore ran for 31 yards on 10 carries and had three receptions for 37 yards before exiting with a knee injury. Jack Doyle had seven receptions for 47 yards in the loss. Read More »

Snubbing Dan Mullen, Matt Corral Flips Commitment to Ole Miss

During this recruiting cycle, Florida had extended scholarship offers (mostly from Jim McElwain) to at least 10 high school quarterbacks, and all are committed to other programs. The coaching carousel has turned the SEC West upside down. That discomfort may have helped spur an interest in Ole Miss, which got Corral to campus last weekend, sparking more rumors about an impending flip. Read More »

Phillies, 1B Santana agree to $60M, 3-year deal


Santana-despite starting as a catcher before a debilitating injury and logging some time at third base and corner outfield spots-is a first baseman. Carlos Santana has spent his entire eight-year Major League Baseball career with the Cleveland Indians . Read More »

Moyes tells West Ham not to get carried away by results


Earlier this week, manager David Moyes revealed that he would be interested in bringing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to the London Stadium, should the 25-year-old be made available by the Gunners. "But I've got to say, we have got a threat with the two boys we have got up front at the minute, and we've also got Andy Carroll, Chicharito, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew, so we've got players who can score". Read More »

Muhammad Wilkerson won't travel with Jets


Hackenberg is now the backup after Josh McCown's season-ending injury. Weeks after the team should have pulled the plug on the overpaid/under-performing defensive lineman, Todd Bowles may be thinking "better late than never". The Linden native was a first-round draft pick of the Jets in 2011 out of Temple. "Coaching decision ", Bowles said. Bowles said he addressed the decision with his team Friday, but wouldn't discuss what was said. Read More »

Louisiana set to hire Arizona State OC Billy Napier


Bennett is stepping down for personal reasons and Napier is taking the Louisiana-Lafayette head coaching job. There is no guarantee that naming Napier the head coach of the Sun Devils would have meant 100 percent stability on the coaching staff, because assistant coaches are on the move nearly as frequently as head coaches, if not more often. Read More »

Mantashe: 'Court Rulings Won't Affect Conference Credibility'


Three important court judgments were delivered on the eve of the 54th National Conference, which kicks off at Nasrec on Saturday. That conference re-elected provincial chairperson Ace Magashule. ANC members nominate leaders at BGMs to contest the national elections and choose delegates to attend the national conference. That is the status for now. Read More »

Bato tells convicted drug lords: I'll see you


Dela Rosa said the Oplan Tokhang, especially, where policemen go house-to-house to encourage the drug personalities to submit themselves to the authorities. Dela Rosa's appointment came as Duterte said the problems in NBP have yet to be solved by somebody else. "I'll see you there after this (term) extension". Read More »

Tottenham fans want Pochettino to start Aurier against Man City


We focus on the pitch and try to be better, make chances, concede few. We'll try to maintain it but we are going to lose games. It's not normal what we have done. "Exactly, that is the problem", Pochettino said. The Hammers, fresh off their 1-0 upset of Chelsea last weekend, turned in an impressive defensive effort yet remain in 19th place with 14 points. Read More »

Morata should not be compared to Drogba, says Conte


Prior to that session the players popped along to watch the first-team train and they were in for a surprise after training as Conte, joined by Danny Drinkwater and other members of the squad, met the youngsters to discuss the game and hand out some Christmas treats. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Russian neutrals supported by country's Olympic Committee


Zhukov said Russian Federation still denies operating a doping program at the 2014 Olympics and rejected any suggestion he had made a deal with the International Olympic Committee to avoid harsher sanctions. Russian Federation national hockey team captain Ilya Kovalchuk said he didn't mind being known as an Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation, competing without his country's flag. Read More »

Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving Continues To Prove He's Difference-Maker For Boston


Gary Harris turned in a career-high 36 points, but it was all for naught as the Nuggets dropped to 15-13 on the year and 5-11 on the road. "He did a great job of giving up his body and freeing my man up", Harris said of Plumlee. Denver split the other four games. When the second unit came in, as has been the trend this season, the Nuggets energy was sucked out of the building and lost what the starters built in the beginning of the game. Read More »