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EPL: Big win takes Man City back to top spot

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Sterling scored 18 goals and laid on 15 assists in the Premier League last season and is on course for a greater return this time around with six goals and five assists after 11 games. It probably says more about Southampton's defending than it does about City's attack, though, to be fair. Pep Guardiola hailed an "incredible" performance from Raheem Sterling and believes the Manchester City forward is unrecognisable from the player who used to be "scared" in front of goal. Read More »

Khachanov advances to Paris Masters final

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After also being taken to three sets by Marin Cilic in Friday's quarterfinals, Djokovic's semifinal finished at around 8 p.m. local time and he felt he was unable to recover sufficiently from that draining encounter. "It's a breakthrough season". "And this title, it's a good year-end". "I'm happy with the way I'm playing". "It's one of the biggest titles in my career so far". Read More »

Emery out to 'write new history' against Arsenal's major rivals

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A win at the Emirates today would see them overtake Chelsea for 24 hours at least - as the Blues take on Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon. The top of the table . "If I choose one, it's flawless, but if I choose the other, it's also ideal". His scoring blip (5 games run in the league) might come to an end, as xG90 of 0.42 and xA90 of 0.24, indicate Aubameyang-like probabilities of goal contribution from Firmino. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather announces he will make MMA debut against undefeated Japanese kickboxer

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As of press time, the rule set and weight class have yet to be negotiated for Mayweather's first fight in Japan . "It's all about entertainment and that's what we want to do for the people". "I can box a lot a bit", Mayweather told Reuters in an interview in Tokyo on Saturday. "We still have more work cut out for us, but we think it will be a great fight everyone will be excited to see", Sakakibara said through a translator. Read More »

United boss Jose Mourinho shares what he said at half-time against Bournemouth

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Unite manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to ensure that first-team stars De Gea and Martial sign contract extensions at Old Trafford. I bring Herrera. We pressed higher, more intensity and intention. "We created lots of chances and deserved to score before the 92nd minute". And speaking to BT Sport after the game, Mourinho paid credit to Herrera for the impact he made after coming on early in the second half. Read More »

What to Watch For: Packers vs Patriots

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Pre-game news updates will roll in until kickoff . "I enjoy competing against great players", Rodgers said, "and obviously Tom is right at the top". But Aaron Rodgers follows that up with a roll-out and a five-yard completion to Randall Cobb for a first down. " Aaron Rodgers seems to be a sensitive sort with a very healthy ego - he deserves it - but I think that it'd be very interesting to see him try to deal with Belichick's style of coaching". Read More »

Wayne Rooney returns to the England national team squad

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The D.C. United star will win his 120th cap in the game, which will raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation and other charities, such as children's charity NSPCC. The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew. "For me the power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength", Ronaldo told Goalhanger films, via Manchester Evening News . Read More »

Luke Walton Under Fire from Lakers GM Magic Johnson

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While Lakers head coach Luke Walton dodged direct questions about the move, Stotts likes what Chandler brings to the table for the Lakers. Asked if he feels he has job security, Walton replied, "I feel like I'm coming down here to do my job and coach". Read More »

Alli hoping to 'keep improving' after siging new Spurs contract

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It was nearly 2-0 to the hosts when Anderson's goal-bound effort was miraculously kept out by Ben Mee, while the lively Grady Diangana should have been awarded a penalty after a trip from Steven Defour. He's done a lot for me so far. They were not great defensively, however. Diangana has had opportunities in the last few games in the West Ham side to impress due to a string of injuries, but he surely now has to be a real contender to become a regular starter under Pellegrini. Read More »

Arsenal draw is a learning curve for Liverpool, says James Milner

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The Gunners , looking to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions, poured forward in search of an equaliser and the pressure paid off when Lacazette struck in the 82nd minute. And that, really, was the story of Arsenal's day. Mane was in an offside position when Trent Alexander-Arnold delivered the ball to the idle, but the fact that the flag didn't go up then suggests he wasn't deemed to be interfering. Read More »

India announce final 12 for first T20I against Windies

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The Indian team management on Saturday named the 12-member team for the opening Twenty20 worldwide at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli chased the target in just 14.5 overs despite the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan early on. Read More »

Nadal Pulls Out Of Paris Masters

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He went on to trail 4-5 while leading 40-15, but let slip his advantage in the tenth game to lose 6-4 in the first set. "Reflecting on what I've been through in the past year, it's quite a phenomenal achievement", said Djokovic who will face Marin Cilic for a spot in the semi-finals. Read More »

Sarri reveals what Chelsea must do to surely win the league

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Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a very fruitful 25-game loan spell at Selhurst Park last season and played a big part in guiding them away from relegation trouble. Sarri has used just 19 different players in the Premier League this season - Wolves (17) are the only team to have fielded fewer - and several of the players on the fringes of Chelsea's squad have publicly expressed frustration with their lack of minutes. Read More »

J.R. Smith Reveals He Wants Trade From Cleveland Cavaliers

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The franchise has opted to play its younger players in hopes of starting the rebuilding process and Smith's decreased playing time is a direct result of this. In December, the Cavaliers expect to announce an update on Love's timeline to return to the court after treatment and rehabilitation. "It's not about me, it's not about who wants me here and who doesn't want me here". Read More »

49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem

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Mullens got the start after C.J. Beathard was declared unable to go due to thumb and wrist injuries after Thursday's pregame warmup. It was their most dominant showing in the history of Levi's Stadium with a 31-point margin of victory. McCarron was sacked once behind a banged-up offensive line. Yes, the 49ers beat the Raiders . But, against Oakland - who have the worst run defense in the league in yards allowed per game (144.7) and the 10th worst passing defense in yards allowed per ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid players made Lionel Messi claim before Juventus move

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Let us know in the comments. And Wolves star Adama Traore, who played alongside Messi at Barcelona , has revealed Real Madrid players would compare the Argentine to Cristiano Ronaldo by lauding their professionalism. Ronaldo, however, believes he is deserving of his sixth award after winning the Champions League this year, although the World Cup is often more decisive this year. Read More »

Kevin de Bruyne to miss Manchester derby with knee injury

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Even if De Bruyne's injury is not a recurrence of his knee problem, the Belgian midfielder is unlikely to be risked against Saints on Sunday. Kevin De Bruyne is being assessed by Manchester City doctors after appearing to injure his left knee during the Carabao Cup win over Fulham . Read More »

Newcastle Clash: Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United

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Has there ever been a better time to be a Bournemouth fan? That's how far they've come, and also where Manchester United have gone too. Currently, Luke Shaw occupies the left back berth at Old Trafford . Jose Mourinho continues to use Antonio Valencia sparingly, even considering the surgery the Ecuadorian had on his mouth lately, so the manager will have to choose whether to use his captain against Bournemouth and City or select him for just the Champions League trip to Juventus. Read More »

India vs West Indies, 5th ODI

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A ruthless performance by India resulted in a nine-wicket demolition of the West Indies in the fifth and final ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. The two sides now head to Kolkata for the first of three Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday. FIRST MATCH: Guwahati, India won by eight wickets. All eyes will be on skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma to deliver once again. Read More »

Chelsea reunion a huge challenge for returning hero Lampard - Essien

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It was in the build up to Fabregas' first of the season that Derby felt Tom Lawrence was fouled by Davide Zappacosta, only for the Italian to take a quick throw-in and referee Jon Moss to dismiss protests. Chelsea's game against Derby County can be viewed by United Kingdom residents on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, which are channels 401 and 403 respectively on Sky and channels 501 and 503 respectively for Virgin Media users. Read More »

Red Sox troll Yankees during champagne clubhouse celebration

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Police reported no arrests or incidents, but a fan reportedly tossed a full can of beer at one of the boats, and it struck and slightly damaged a World Series trophy. Can you feel the excitement? Mayor Marty Walsh said that he expected large crowds for the parade and that traffic and parking restrictions would be in place, along with tight security. Read More »

Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

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Djokovic , who won his second-round match on Tuesday, will reclaim the top ranking from Nadal on Monday. Canada's Milos Raonic has also pulled out of his second-round match against Roger Federer with a right elbow injury. Before he arrives in London, Djokovic will attempt to claim the Paris title for a fifth time - a task made easier by the latest injury setback for Nadal . Read More »

Texans Considering Trade For Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett

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The Broncos sent Thomas as well as a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Texans in exchange for a fourth- and a seventh-round pick, in the 2019 draft. Which players for the Broncos could actually be on the move this year? Unless the Broncos somehow claw their way back into playoff contention (anything is possible, I suppose), they will be able to cheer Thomas on from afar and not have to worry about a head-to-head matchup. Read More »

Butler shoots Timberwolves past James, Lakers 124-120

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He added: "We gotta get better". Hart spoke about a number of issues regarding the Lakers early struggles, and had a specific point of emphasis he wanted the team to address, saying he simply wanted the team to improve their focus. We're messing up pick-and-roll coverage. Developing chemistry is hard when the Lakers are still constantly toying with lineups, but Hart won't use that as an excuse, saying, "We've got to be ready when our name is called". Read More »

Iowa completely throws away game against Penn State in ugly fashion

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Just before taking the hit, Stanley pitched to Tristan Wirfs , who gained 15 yards before being tackled. It was a fitting end to an odd game with little sustained offense. Jake Pinegar , however, had his best game of 2018 so far, going three for three on field goals including a 49 yard kick to extend the Nittany Lion's lead to ten points. Read More »

Horner hoping bad luck for Ricciardo is over

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With just ten laps remaining, the Australian was looking good for a podium, and though Vettel would have surely picked him off, he was nearly certain to finish ahead of Kimi Raikkonen . Ricciardo's brilliant qualifying lap earned his third career pole position and the first since his victory in Monaco . It was an admirable effort from Vettel to stave off the inevitable and keep the title race alive - just about - heading to Brazil for the penultimate race of the season. Read More »

Federer claims 99th ATP title with 'crazy' Basel triumph

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His ninth title at his hometown event where he was once a ball boy, has now matched the nine he won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany. "This was nearly a turnaround week for me", the Swiss legend said. Federer started his slow recovery with a break for 4-5; he then saved set points to level at 6-all, winning a game in which he double-faulted twice in a row and saved a set point with an ace. Read More »