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Perunovich scores as U.S. rallies, beats Canada outdoors in shootout

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You know it's snowing heavily when the wheelbarrows come out. In front of a record crowd of 44,492, Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo./Boston University) and Kieffer Bellows (Edina, Minn./ Portland Winterhawks) scored in the shootout and Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn./Boston University) didn't allow a shootout goal as the U.S. Read More »

Ryan Fraser nets double as Bournemouth edge past Everton

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Steve Cook gifted Everton possession in the Bournemouth half, Gylfi Sigurdsson fed Niasse, and his smart flick positively begged Gueye to storm in and sweep home. Wayne Rooney came on at half time and Oumar Niasse after 54 minutes and Everton looked a different team. Bournemouth host Everton at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday for their final Premier League match of 2017. Read More »

Faultless Rangers could have beaten Celtic, says Murty

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I can't fault the guys. "And I do, I trust them all", said Murty. Brendan Rodgers claimed he had not contemplated how Celtic's dominance in the fixture would affect the mindset of Rangers as they prepare for today's High Noon showdown at Parkhead. Read More »

Joshua-Parker heavyweight unification looming

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But Parker's promoter David Higgins told Sportsmail on Thursday that the fight is a "giant leap forward", with the WBO champion hoping to come to London as early as the middle of next month to begin the promotional tour. Hearn has previously commented that a return to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, which staged Joshua's most recent victory over the French challenger Carlos Takam, is the most likely destination for the fight, although Higgins has acknowledged that there is still time ... Read More »

Steve Smith scales new heights in 2017 with 23rd Test hundred

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Although England have not won a Test down under since 2011, they have ended an eight-match losing streak and avoided an unwanted piece of history - they had never before lost nine in a row in Australia. Smith has faced 1258 balls - or nearly 210 overs - and been out only four times since the series began in Brisbane last month. Mitch Marsh reined in his natural aggression, scoring 29 runs from 166 deliveries. Read More »

Players to watch in the New Year's Six bowls

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There is no hard and fast rule about which games end up better than others. "You start extending this thing and you start to talk about adding one more game and it's not just another game". As great as some of the matchups are in both the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinals though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game - between players on either side of the ball. Read More »

Manchester City quality nothing new for Premier League, says Roy Hodgson

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City's winning run actually includes a 5-0 victory over Palace in September and they have an impressive recent record against the Eagles, as they have won the last seven meetings between the two sides, scoring 25 goals in the process. "Wonderful Arsenal teams, wonderful Manchester United teams, very strong Chelsea teams that have dominated the league, and we're seeing a very strong Manchester City ". Read More »

Novak Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open with an elbow injury

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The 12-time grand slam champion was top seed in Doha, but in a statement he said he would not be able to defend the title he won by beating Andy Murray a year ago. Now I need to accept this situation, and to wait for the results of the therapies, in order to start playing tennis again and getting back to full rhythm. Read More »

Case against wrestler Sushil Kumar, supporters over brawl with rival Parveen Rana

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Sushil Kumar on Friday qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games after beating Jitender Kumar in the 74kg weight category during the qualification trials. "All this is a part of sports", he told the media. Kumar had yesterday claimed that he was bitten by Rana during the bout. Sushil downplayed the whole incident and said, "He bit me but no problem, it might be his tactics to stop me from performing well". Read More »

Conte Wants Chelsea To Improve Squad Depth In January

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In the reverse fixture back in September, the Potters were completely outplayed by Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium , with Alvaro Morata getting three goals and Pedro getting one. This is the only league with six top teams fighting for the title every season. Hazard has two-and-a-half years left on his existing deal at Stamford Bridge, though Chelsea are trying to tie him down to an improved contract amid interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United. Read More »

Kansas drops conference opener to Iowa State

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Their top three scorers are all risky from 3-point range, as Donovan Jackson leads the team in makes (35) and Lindell Wigginton is tops on the squad in percentage from beyond the arc (45.1). Iowa State , meanwhile, has not lost since back-to-back defeats to open the season and is coming off an ugly 55-49 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore. KANSAS (9-3, 0-1) - Richardson 5-15 0-0 13, Helgren 1-1 0-0 2, Kopatich 5-12 2-5 15, Lyons 6-14 7-9 19, Osorio 2-9 1-2 6, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Wilson 2-8 0-0 ... Read More »

Kaminsky, Lamb help Hornets sting Warriors

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Frank Kaminsky scored 14 points off of the bench as he led the Hornets' second unit. ABOUT THE HORNETS (12-22): Charlotte needed to overcome an 18-point deficit to earn a 111-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday and fell into a 16-point hole at the half against the Celtics. Read More »

Turnovers help Ohio State dominate USC in Cotton Bowl

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In a classic clash of college football bluebloods that normally takes place on the West Coast, two takeaways by Webb were key to the Buckeyes taking control early. Despite its lapses, this team earned a spot among Meyer's best in Columbus, powered by a group of seniors that finished 49-6 - the most wins by any four-year class in Ohio State history. Read More »

George Weah in clear lead as new president

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Former Chelsea and Manchester City star, George Weah wins Liberian presidential runoff with 61% of the votes. The former footballer was competing against vice president Joseph Boakai who was campaigning on improving the road network and building the success of President Elean Johnson Sirleaf. Read More »

Bucks Beat Thunder On Giannis Antetokounmpo's Controversial Game-Winning Dunk

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were trailing the Milwaukee Bucks by three when Russell Westbrook drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds remaining. There was a quick stop in play to reset the clock, but because Antetokounmpo was not called out of bounds and the play did not involve another player possibly causing the ball to go out of bounds, the play could not be reviewed. Read More »

Lightning backup goalie Peter Budaj injures left leg vs. Flyers

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Andrei Vasilevskiy replaced Budaj and turned aside four shots. Couturier also picked up his 17th and 18th assists of the season, including a picturesque backhanded saucer pass across the crease to Simmonds on the Flyers' first goal. Montreal, with Drouin providing little impact, lost their third straight, second in as many nights, and remain eight points out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Dave Gettleman has no timetable for fixing Giants, but John Mara does

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Manning isn't a lock to be back in 2018, but his contract ($12.4M in dead money) and ownership support suggest he'll remain in NY. "I want guys who hate to lose". Gettleman in his first day on the job, discussed his philosophy on the field and off, and spoke with humility regarding the next step in an National Football League career that began in 1986. Read More »

Packers reportedly make Davante Adams one of NFL's highest-paid receivers

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In four seasons in the league, he has 2,811 yards and 26 touchdowns on 237 receptions. Entering Week 17, he's the team's leading receiver with 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Packers will likely have to make some tough decisions during the off season. In 2017 Adams has struggled with injuries, but he has still managed to start 14 games and can come close to 1000 yards in the Packers Week 17 bout with the rival Detroit Lions. Read More »

Dirk Koetter will be retained by Buccaneers in 2018

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While the Panthers allowed multiple big plays to the Buccaneers , Carolina's defense held Tampa Bay to a handful of field goal opportunities. There is reason to believe that a healthy Winston can make another jump next season, but this team should've performed better in 2017. Read More »

West Ham to run rule over defender Reece Oxford after loan recall

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He was loaned out again in the summer to Borussia Monchengladbach , but has once again struggled for game time, making just four appearances for the Bundesliga club so far this season. The east Londoners confirmed on their official website that the 19-year-old would rejoin the club after David Moyes was quoted as saying in his Friday press conference: "He will come back. Read More »

Clippers hope to have All-Star Griffin back against Lakers

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Following a lackluster 95-92 loss to Portland at home on Saturday, head coach Luke Walton said he noticed players "pouting" on the bench, and center Andrew Bogut said "guys are frustrated". "It's just one of those things that we're working, we're drilling it, and it doesn't get better overnight". "You kind of lick your wounds and move on to the next game". Read More »

Jets extend coach Todd Bowles, GM Mike Maccagnan after surprising 2017

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The new deals will keep the duo in NY through the 2020 season. New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson released this statement. "They are identifying, developing, and getting productivity out of our players". "We made some strides this year", Bowles said. So I'm always hard on myself. "So I'll take a long, hard look at myself next year and I'll come back fighting". Read More »

Avery Bradley reportedly paid money to silence sexual assault accuser

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A lawyer for Bradley, with the firm Lavely & Singer, told TMZ that his client "denies having engaged in wrongdoing whatsoever" and that "sole objective of the agreement was to protect the reputation and privacy of Mr. Detroit Pistons star Avery Bradley reportedly paid a woman hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep her quiet about allegedly raping her while she was impaired. Read More »

Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers

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The Steelers matched New England atop the American Conference at 12-3 but Pittsburgh can only take the top-seed spot by beating Cleveland (0-15) next Sunday and have the Patriots lose to the New York Jets (5-10). Gilbert seemed to accidentally leak the news on Thursday when he was asked how this week's game compares to the first time the Steelers played the Browns back in Week 1. Read More »