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Crystal Palace name Hodgson as manager

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We are the club of south London, with an enormously large fan base. Hodgson's last Premier League job was with West Bromwich Albion before taking over as England manager in 2012. Hodgson has little prospect of a honeymoon period, with Palace hosting Southampton before playing the top two sides Manchester City and Manchester United away and then champions Chelsea at home in their next four league matches. Read More »

Warriors announce jersey-patch advertising deal with Rakuten

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A cool $60 million from Rakuten will go a long way to alleviate the massive tax Golden State will have to pay this season and perhaps the ones to come with this star-studded roster. Rakuten also owns a pro soccer team in Kobe, Japan. The Golden State Warriors have officially inked a three-year jersey sponsorship deal, worth a reported $20 million annually, with Japanese tech company Ratuken. Read More »

Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, returns to training

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He then signed a new one-year contract with City in June , but is yet to figure for the club this season. "Hopefully [he will play again soon], it depends on him". "I want more - not just from Yaya, I want more from everyone". "Everyone has seen his face, the stitches, the swelling, but he's put a scrum cap on and he's training today". Read More »

Mohamed Salah uncertain for Liverpool's Champions League clash against Sevilla

Dejan Lovren is also set for a recall after being left out of Saturday's 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City with the Croatian coming in alongside Joel Matip. Gini Wijnaldum is the man most likely to make way with Coutinho playing in an advanced central attacking midfield role and Sadio Mane is expected to keep his place in attack. Read More »

Morata & Kante Lead Chelsea Past Leicester

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In his first Champions League campaign in 2012-13, Juventus were pitted against Conte's future employers Chelsea , as well as Shakhtar Donetsk and Nordsjaelland. "To play seven games in 21 days is not easy", he said. "It's normal to prepare some rotations". Leicester have had a tough start to the season having played Arsenal and then Manchester United and Chelsea either side of the worldwide break. Read More »

Zidane told me apart from Messi, I'm the best left footer - Asensio

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Spanish football giants Real Madrid will look to get back to winning ways in front of their fans when they open their defence of the Champions League with a home game against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday. "It will send a message to everyone that we are all the same on the pitch wherever you come from", said Pogba. 'He was an important player for them and they couldn't hold onto him. Read More »

Gareth Bale Might Celebrate If He Scores Against Spurs

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But when you've been injured for three months and you see your team-mates play you really want to come back and that's what I did. "It showed last season when we won [both] La Liga and the Champions League for the first time in so many years". Read More »

Cardinals' Johnson has dislocated wrist

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National Football League rules allow up to two players to be brought back from IR. Although he didn't give a timetable for Johnson, Arians says Logan is expected to be sidelined eight to 12 weeks. Chris Johnson was cut by the Cardinals after the preseason. The earliest Johnson can return this season is during the eighth week. Johnson rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns in his first year with the team in 2015. Read More »

"He is not fat" - Arsene Wenger defends Alexis Sanchez' fitness

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The Chile worldwide was booed by some fans after being brought on as a late substitute during Arsenal's 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. "He is disciplined, serious and committed", Wenger said . The record signing fired a precise right-footed curler into the net that gave Begovic no chance as the former Lyon man showed great technique and composure. Read More »

Ander Herrera opens up about new Man United signing: He's so hungry

Manchester United kick off their first game of the group stages on the 12th of September against Basel at home and should they win the 3 points, it may ease the pressure for future games. He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine. "We are not talking about dependency, what I want is to have all players ready and able to play", Zidane said at a press conference prior to Wednesday's match. Read More »

World's busiest airport feels Irma's wrath

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Now that the storm has passed, the airports are assessing damage and updating travelers on their plans to restart operations. JetBlue and Southwest said flights will be reduced or canceled until at least Wednesday. It was expected that by late Saturday, all operations would have come to a standstill across all the airports in #Florida . Airlines canceled more than 720 flights set to arrive in and depart from Miami, roughly 700 in and out of Orlando, 570 in Ft. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Floods Skyscrapers In Downtown Miami

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Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 miles per hour winds Saturday on a projected new track that could subject Tampa - not Miami - to the storm's worst fury. Georgia Power says at least 1.2 million people in the state are without power. The utilities had thousands of workers, some from as far away as California, ready to help restore power once Irma's high winds pass their service areas. Read More »

Hicks inks four-year extension through 2021

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Hicks, who is now under contract with the Bears through the 2021 season, signed a two-year, $10 million deal in 2016. Hicks, 27, had seven sacks, two passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 16 starts last season for the Bears. Read More »

Doug Pederson won't confirm optimistic injury report on Ronald Darby

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Darby reportedly has major ligament damage and the Eagles' top cornerback will be on the shelf for a while. He was finally taken off in a cart. "He's been grinding since he got here". The Eagles ended their five-game losing streak to the Redskins on Sunday. After spending the offseason loading up on wide receiver talent, the cornerback position was the thinnest on the team. Read More »

Newton throws 2 TDs to lead Panthers past 49ers 23-3

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Carolina's drives were not very long, though they didn't need to be. Both teams stumbled out of the gate on offense , fielding some empty possessions before putting some points on the board. At running back , Carlos Hyde got the lion's share of the playing time (45 snaps), though only two of his nine carries came after halftime after the 49ers fell behind on the scoreboard. Read More »

Mayweather vs. McGregor Breaks UK PPV Buys Record

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Meanwhile, Mayweather Snr trashed McGregor's feats by saying his son had effectively walked off the street after two years in retirement to beat the UFC fighter and take his record to 50-0. This will probably not be the last lawsuit against Conor if he is forced to pay the whopping fine for allegedly hitting someone with a can. How did he arrive at that number, you ask? Pegg claims his injuries resulted in $5,000 worth of medical bills. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott granted injunction, will likely play entire 2017 season

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The union wanted the fight out of the NFL's backyard in the NY courts which have been very favorable to the league. Federal appeals courts typically take months to consider and rule on cases on their docket, though the National Football League could seek an emergency stay that would expedite the process. Read More »

Saints Cannot Use Franchise Tag On Drew Brees In 2018

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I'm all about winning". It's also a big opportunity for second-year receiver Laquon Treadwell, involved in the three-receiver sets while Michael Floyd is suspended. Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory, Khiry Robinson and Tim Hightower are on the roll call of running backs who have played significant snaps for New Orleans since Ingram joined the Saints as a first-round draft choice out of Alabama in 2011. Read More »

Bears fear WR Kevin White has broken collarbone

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There's not much that can be said about White's career so far because he hasn't had anything that resembles one. Because of that, however, there is a slight possibility that White may not be out for the rest of the 2017 season. Chicago desperately wanted their 2015 No. 7 overall pick to breakout this season. In addition to White, the Bears suffered injuries to LB Jerrell Freeman (pec, concussion) and RB Benny Cunningham (ankle). Read More »

Bill O'Brien won't commit to Texans starting QB for Week 2

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Entering Week 1 he was the nailed on starter, and as far as I have been able to tell, most Texans fans and players were relatively pleased with this decision. This goes to show that when he got an opportunity to pass the ball, he connected but he just couldn't get it done with the pocket would collapse. The offensive line had trouble keeping Jacksonville out of its backfield the entire game. Read More »

Shakib Al Hasan granted break from Tests by BCB

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Shakib will return to the squad for the three-match one day worldwide and two-match Twenty20 series that will be played in October. Shakib Al Hasan , who was granted a break from the South Africa Tests, and Nasir Hossain , who underperformed in his comeback series against Australia, were excluded. Read More »

Bibiana Steinhaus draws praise on historic Bundesliga debut

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Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann added, 'I'm happy. "To be honest, I am relieved that it is all over and I will be delighted when normality returns from Monday", she said. In August, the police officer was in control of Bayern Munich's first-round German Cup win against Chemnitzer. Werder coach Alexander Nouri added: "I've said before that it doesn't matter whether a man or a woman is refereeing". Read More »

Root eyes Ashes triumph after Windies win

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Their openness to a short-term fix has made former New Zealand quick Shane Bond a surprise favourite for the role, though the 42-year-old wouldn't confirm or deny his interest in the role. England head coach Trevor Bayliss reckons his team can not win the upcoming Ashes series unless their catching improves. He now has a role with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, which rules him out as a long-term Gibson replacement, but the Kiwi is seen as someone who could perform exactly ... Read More »

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic favourite for the sack

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Beleaguered Bilic , who has also had to deal with his club's dispute with Sporting Lisbon over their failed bid to sign William Carvalho, as well as a public disagreement with his own chairman David Sullivan, admitted: "There are so many issues, so I have to pull up the Diafra Sakho file now". Read More »

Oklahoma jumps to No 2 in AP poll

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Yep. And somehow Ohio State keeps drawing the spotlight. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield runs with the ball during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Mayfield was so excited after the game that he planted an Oklahoma flag at midfield . Oklahoma crossed the 50-yard line in every drive but was locked in a 3-3 tie. Read More »

Chargers begin LA era against Broncos

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The Chargers offensive line is a bunch of blocking sleds and turnstiles. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon , who averaged 102.5 rushing yards against Denver last season, should provide a good early indicator on whether or not Denver has done enough to fix its porous run defense. Read More »