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Packers super fans plan to crash Super Bowl party in Minneapolis

And anything involving Tom Brady is going to be a huge, huge story . It is not a surprise anymore, and part of the fun of football is the element of surprise. When you take the brand names out of it - Belichick/Brady vs. [Doug] Peterson/Foles. Nick Foles replaced him, helped the Eagles clinch the NFC East and secure the No. Read More »

Conte Confirms Double Boost But Trio Ruled Out Of Bournemouth Game

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Let us know in the comments which of those you'd like to see lining up in a Chelsea shirt come the start of February! And, with Alvaro Morata again missing through injury for Wednesday's Premier League fixture with Bournemouth , Batshuayi faces the prospect of playing in a game with his future still undecided. Read More »

Daley Blind negotiating move to AS Roma

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The Dutchman has slipped to third choice at left back, and down to sixth choice at centre back this season, making just five appearances in the Premier League this season. I can confirm that Roma want him, but Manchester United don't want to loan him out and only want a permanent solution. The Daily Mirror independently reports that United want to receive a similar fee to the £13/14m they paid Ajax in 2014. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski practices for second straight day

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Again, NFL rules say players in the protocol don't have to fulfill media obligations, so the Patriots could shelter him as some ongoing gamesmanship. As a great receiver and blocker, Gronkowski is one of the most versatile weapons in the entire NFL. The Patriots were able to turn it on the second half without Rob Gronkowski en route to a 24-20 victory against the Jaguars . Read More »

Qatar Airways agrees to financial disclosures in spat with USA carriers

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Emirates Airline now offers "Fifth Freedom" flights in which passengers can fly from New York-area airports to Milan, Italy or Athens without ever setting foot in the UAE. cabotage laws-and will maintain their dominant, anti-trust protected positions in the transatlantic market with their European partners, Air France-KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic. Read More »

Detroit Pistons ahead Blake Griffin's contract particulars

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With star guard Chris Paul in Houston and face-of-the-franchise Blake Griffin traded to the Detroit Pistons , only DeAndre Jordan is left from the power trio that propelled the Los Angeles Clippers to relevance. "I believe today, more than ever, in our ultimate goal of winning an National Basketball Association championship", said Ballmer, who earlier traded their superstar point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets before the start of the season. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp reveals his true thoughts on Emre Can to Juventus

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Huddersfield have not been in the relegation zone all season, but sit just two points above the bottom three after a six-match run without a Premier League win. There's also great value in the draw at 4/1. "A long run starts with the first game and that's on Tuesday", the German added. Jurgen Klopp made a surprising change to the line up as Virgil van Djik was dropped to the bench. Read More »

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez still confident about signing new striker

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He will head into Wednesday night's vital Premier League clash with Burnley at St James' Park keeping his fingers crossed that there will be a breakthrough despite Daniel Sturridge's decision to move to West Brom on loan instead and the club's failure to agree a price with Feyenoord for Denmark worldwide Nicolai Jorgensen . Read More »

Schmid not ruling out possibility of Ibra signing for Galaxy

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Ibrahimovic was linked with a move to the American outfit before he joined the Red Devils in 2016. Ibrahimovic, whose contract expires this summer, is now injured and is expected to return next month but has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. Read More »

Second-half surge sends Kings to 114-103 win over Pelicans

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Koufous accounted for half of Sacramento's 14 offensive rebounds, which the Kings converted into a 26-0 advantage in second-chance points. Anthony Davis had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans, while Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Ian Clark a season-high 20, hitting nine of 10 shots. Read More »

North Medford Alum, Former MLB Exec Kevin Towers Dies From Cancer

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Towers died Tuesday from complications of thyroid cancer. Towers was then hired as a scout for the club in 1990, a position he held until 1995 when he was promoted to general manager. Hinch who shared this after Game 4 of the World Series ", [Towers] means a lot to me. So beloved in the baseball community. Towers added Wally Joyner, Rickey Henderson and Greg Vaughn, and the Padres won the NL West in 1996, making only the second postseason appearance in team history. Read More »

Blake Griffin won't make Pistons debut on Tuesday night

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Shedding the downside of Griffin's deal allows a team in one of the league's most desirable markets to eventually get back in the free agent game while building its asset base and staying relevant if that remains the priority. The Celtics certainly have some pieces that the Clippers would be interested in, and both Jordan and Williams would address areas the Celtics are weak right now, and could make them a clear favorite in the East. Read More »

No. 17 Ohio State takes control early, beats IN 71-56

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The Hoosiers might have been a little worn out, too. IU made simple mistakes at both ends early and often, letting the Buckeyes build a double-digit lead within just two media timeouts. "I mean Penn State, they played a great game, but we've just got to work on coming out with the same edge that we play with late in the second half". Read More »

Who Is Shaquem Griffin? One-Handed LB Receives Invite To NFL Combine

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Thank you for all your support. "I want to let you all know I got invited to the NFL Combine", Griffin said. The entire nation is behind me and I couldn't do it without you. Griffin is fresh off a week in which he impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl, earning practice player of the week before recording four tackles in the game. Read More »

Ronda Rousey Signs Full-time WWE Contract

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WWE's first Women's Royal Rumble was full of surprises as divas from past and present converged in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rousey's appearance generated headlines on celebrity and news web sites all over the world. One of the great mixed martial arts careers appears to be over after Ronda Rousey announced she is joining WWE full-time . Read More »

Antonio disciplined by West Ham after missing meeting

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A Mark Noble penalty was enough to earn West Ham a point in this evening's mid-table battle against Crystal Palace . Despite West Ham and Crystal Palace enjoying an upturn in form under Moyes and Hodgson respectively, neither are comfortably clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League . Read More »

Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal after shocking Swansea City defeat

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is poised to make his Arsenal debut when Arsene Wenger's side resume their Premier League campaign at bottom club Swansea City on Tuesday. On top of that we made unusual, massive mistakes. "We have a chance (of staying up)", Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal said. 7 - Jordan Ayew has been involved in more Premier League goals for Swansea than any other player this season (5 goals, 2 assists), with all seven of his goal involvements coming in the second half. Read More »

Kevin Love: Fractures finger, out 6-8 weeks

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The 29-year-old power forward was named to his fifth career All-Star game this year after averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game on the season. The Eastern Conference champions may have to make a significant move to replace Love , who could be out for more than a month. The question now is what the Cavaliers will do without their second-leading scorer in the lineup. Read More »

Chiefs QB Alex Smith doesn't plan to retire any time soon

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Now that former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is running the show over in Cleveland, how realistic is to think Smith's future could be with the perpetually quarterback-needy Browns? It appears, however, that Smith - who has one year remaining on his contract - has reservations about potentially coming to Cleveland. Read More »

Pistons' Andre Drummond replaces John Wall at All-Star Game

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First up, Sixers guard Ben Simmons, who has put together a stellar rookie season in Philadelphia, tweeted out a single laughing emoji right after Drummond got announced . His name is Magic Johnson, and he was an All-Star that season. Simmons would have been the ideal replacement for John Wall . Wall, an All-Star for the fifth consecutive year, will miss the NBA All-Star Game because of a left knee injury. Read More »

Arsene Wenger reveals why Henrikh Mkhitaryan started on the bench against Swansea

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Olivier Giroud is fit after a hamstring injury, but his availability is dependent on any outgoing transfer. Aaron Ramsey comes into the starting line-up in place of Jack Wilshere, who misses out due to illness. "We now have two or three good days to prepare (and find out) what the best possible position is for him and how quickly he can integrate the way we want to play". Read More »

ExtraTime Radio: Beckham's Miami dream realized, Meram on the move & Zlatan

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The former England global won 19 major trophies in a career spanning two decades, which was comprised of spells with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. ExtraTime Radio has a case of the Mondays, which is to say MLS went absolutely insane with news (and we promise to never say that phrase again). "This is something that has been a dream for many, many years". Read More »

Laporte set for Man City 'any minute'

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City tried to sign Laporte in 2016 but the young defender turned down the move. Laporte has reportedly agreed to join Pep Guardiola's side and was expected to undergo a medical with the Premier League leaders on Monday . Laporte will provide cover and competition for John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi. 'I arrived as a teenager and here I grew up as a person and as a footballer. Read More »

Barca sign Arsenal starlet McGuane

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A Gunners statement on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that an "undisclosed fee" has been agreed with the Catalan giants and wished the teenager all the best for the future. Speaking about McGuane a year ago, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "He is a defensive midfielder, and overall he can play as a wing-back or even a centre-back in training". Read More »

Mourinho: Jose is free to leave

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While most of the headlines surrounding Sanchez's debut focused on his play going forward, new teammate Ander Herrera was struck by Sanchez's " fight " and defensive effort. Jose Mourinho will be desperate for a victory at Wembley, as he looks to stay ahead of Chelsea while keeping pressure on leaders Manchester City . Read More »

Spagnuolo Convinced Patriots Knew Eagles' Defensive Signals In Super Bowl

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That is a big blow for a team to overcome. The father and son shared an iconic moment when they were both doused with Gatorade when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX against the Eagles . "They don't make mistakes, hardly". "When you're a coach and not a player, you kind of get cooped up in that office a lot", Steve Belichick explained. Read More »

Gerard Pique Signs His New Barcelona Contract Through 2022

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The new deal will also make it 14 years for Pique as a professional player with the first team having joined from Manchester United in a £5m deal in the summer of 2008. I hope it's not the last. "I can only see myself in a Barca shirt". Pique has won three Champions League and six Liga titles plus five King's Cup, five Spanish Super Cup, two European Super Cup and three Fifa Club World Cup trophies with Barca. Read More »