January 24, 2018

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Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury


With Barcelona building their advantage at the top, every side in the top-half is looking to keep pace with them, and with this in mind, Real Madrid travel to face Celta Vigo on Sunday. "Having said that, like always I'm more interested in what we are going to do tomorrow", the Frenchman added. Defeat at Girona and goalless stalemates at Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao plunged Madrid into worrying run of away form, although a 3-0 home reverse to fierce rivals Barcelona in their ... Read More »

Vikings will play Panthers-Saints victor in divisional round


Brees needs another strong performance from his running backs in order for the Saints to beat the Panthers for the third time this season. Let's take a look. As the Panthers prepare to visit their division rivals in New Orleans this weekend, Newton's ability to succeed in the passing game will be the contest's crucial factor. Read More »

NDSU ends JMU 26-game winning streak for sixth FCS Championship


The Dukes dropped to 14-1 with the loss. Asked what he could take from that game, Bison coach Chris Klieman said, "Nothing, really". The game was nothing short of epic. Schor had two interceptions, including one by Marquise Bridges in his first career start at the NDSU 3 late in the third quarter. "We thought that look could be there", Shepherd said. Read More »

Salah - footballer of the year in Africa


Salah's National team coach Hector Cuper also annexed the African Coach of the year whiles the Egyptian Pharaoh's won the African National team of the Year. "This award is a big award for me ... it's a special moment for me in my career". "I want to dedicate this award to all the kids in Africa and Egypt and tell them never stop dreaming and never stop believing", he went on. Read More »

Cold weather to last through weekend


The high Saturday is expected to be around 11 degrees and wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour are possible at any point into the evening, though the winds will die down overnight, Quinlan said. Any ice accumulations are expected to be relatively light, averaging less than a tenth of an inch. In fact, the weather service in Huntsville said lows on Monday night will stay above freezing. Read More »

Oakland Raiders sign Jon Gruden as their next head coach


Gruden spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 season after a 9-7 season. Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons. Read More »

Chiefs collapse late, fall to Titans 22-21 in playoff opener

The Chiefs , who won their final four games of the regular season to clinch their second straight AFC West title, took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by National Football League rushing champ Kareem Hunt . Kelce was knocked out of the game in the second period with a concussion, following an ugly head-to-head collision with a Tennessee defender. For the second year in a row, the Titans held the Chiefs offense to zero points scored in the second half of a game. Read More »

Jesse Lingard scores an absolute screamer to help Man United beat Derby


United still lacked inspiration after the break, so manager Jose Mourinho introduced strikers Lukaku and Anthony Martial off the bench for Mkhitaryan and Mata. "But when you get past 80 minutes and the goal hasn't come, you fear the second match". The barrage continued and Pogba wastefully side-footed wide with the goal gaping when following up Lingard's saved effort, before Derby finally yielded with six minutes to play. Read More »

Jon Gruden's 10-year deal with Raiders to approach $100M


The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday. ESPN reported Saturday that Raiders owner Mark Davis was prepared to pursue Gruden with a strong offer that could include an ownership stake in the team, which would have to be approved by National Football League owners. Read More »

Chelsea 'on brink of signing Ross Barkley from Everton'


The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. The Tottenham boss was keen on the England global last summer, but something has changed and the Argentine was not willing to sanction the move. That delay looks likely to cost Barkley's boyhood club £20m in transfer revenue although Everton risk losing the England global for nothing in the summer and will reluctantly ... Read More »

Bournemouth Scored Potentially The Worst Goal Of The Season Against Brighton


Steve Cook's looping header had the visitors level at half-time, however, and Wilson snaffled them a point with his fifth league goal of the campaign 11 minutes from time. Having two assists to his name already, Izquierdo elected to go for glory himself in the 68th minute but blasted at Begovic having dribbled too close to the keeper, leaving an unmarked Davy Propper as furious as his manager on the touchline. Read More »

Packers already extended Mike McCarthy's contract through 2019 season


Thompson is expected to remain with the Packers in an advisory role, but the team will conduct a search for a new general manager. His first-ever draft pick was Rodgers. Thompson curtailed his scouting schedule in recent years following hip replacement surgery and delegated more authority to his deputies. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the long-time GM will move to a new role in the organization and the team could have a new general manager for the first time since 2005. Read More »

Guardiola predicts Alexis will stay at Arsenal in January


Asked if Sanchez had played his last game for Arsenal at The Hawthorns, Wenger told a news conference: "We play on Wednesday [against Chelsea]". But the fact is that if Wenger and the players really want Alexis to leave, then this could force Man City to put in a substantial bid to get the Chilean before the summer. Read More »

Moorhead native Borgen selected to US Olympic hockey team


Cloud State Feb. 23-24. Still, the Olympic roster was announced during the second intermission of the 2018 Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres - a roster featuring former National Hockey League players, future National Hockey League players and everybody in between. Read More »

Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders


ESPN reports that the Raiders potential offer to Gruden could include an ownership stake in the team, which would complicate matters as that provision would have to be approved by National Football League owners. The elephant in the room is that the Raiders now have a head coach in Jack Del Rio . ESPN reported the Raiders interest in the ESPN analyst Sunday morning. Read More »

Colts officially part ways with head coach Chuck Pagano


Matt Nagy has become a rising young coach during his tenure in Kansas City, and he's helped to turn around the Chiefs' offense by taking over the play-calling duties after they hit a midseason lull. They were without quarterback Andrew Luck for the entire 2017 season after he underwent surgery last January to fix a torn labrum that has bothered him since 2015. Read More »

Rick Smith taking leave of absence from Texans for wife's breast cancer

Smith made the announcement Sunday after spending time away from the team. This comes after recent reports of a growing rift between coach Bill O'Brien and Smith. He signed a four-year extension through the 2020 National Football League draft with the Texans last year. Smith was given a four-year contract extension in July 2016. Read More »

Lions torch Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for long touchdown


The Lions (9-6 ) still have a very slim chance of reaching the playoffs, but they need to defeat the Packers and get some - actually a lot of - help. National Football League interception leader Darius Slay got him in the fourth quarter for the Packers' fourth turnover. Kicker Mason Crosby booted a nice one-bouncer 14 yards into the hands of safety Jermaine Whitehead at the Green Bay 49-yard line. Read More »

Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth


Serena Williams was beaten in her first match since childbirth but performed well enough to suggest she can be very competitive in 2018. Against Ostapenko on Saturday, Williams struggled to contain her serve as her Latvian opponent won 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker. Read More »

TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win


For a school-record eighth straight season, No. 23 Mississippi State will battle in a bowl contest as the Bulldogs face Louisville in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl at 11 a.m. Although some Mississippi State fans are still bitter about former head coach Dan Mullen's departure, there's no denying he had made the Bulldogs relevant again, leaving behind a wealth of talent for new head coach Joe Moorhead. Read More »

Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona


The Huskies have many offensive weapons to pick apart their opponent. Washington will certainly rely on the run game , but they are certainly not one-dimensional. Entering play on Friday, the Big Ten was 3-0 in bowl games and had a chance to run the table. When it was successful it was due to the defensive line getting pressure on the quarterback. Read More »

Conte On Stoke Visit, Top 4 Target; Hazard, Courtois Exit Talks


Chelsea are still involved in the EFL Cup and FA Cup and have a UEFA Champions League last-16 tie with Barcelona to come, leaving them a good chance of finishing 2017-2018 with silverware. Darren Fletcher says Stoke City will go to Stamford Bridge with a plan to beat Chelsea . "On Saturday we have a game which is very hard against Stoke City ". Read More »

Chrissy Teigen's Flight To Tokyo Diverted


She was also left scratching her head about how the passenger managed to board the All Nippon Airways flight with a United Airlines ticket. Chrissy Teigen with husband John Legend . "The pleasure I get out of the story is worth more to me than a direct flight to Tokyo ". That's all I ask. "They keep saying the person had a United ticket". Read More »