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Yankees sign Adam Ottavino to add to already-potent bullpen

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Add in Chad Green and Jonathan Holder , who had a breakout 2018, and the Yankees' bullpen stands in stark contrast to that of the rival Boston Red Sox , who lost setup man Joe Kelly via free agency to the Los Angeles Dodgers and are without a closer , as Craig Kimbrel remains a free agent. Read More »

Kyle Murray Declares For NFL Draft

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In fact, he was a top-10 draft pick by the Oakland A's back in June. Hurts was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and has a 26-2 record as a starter at Alabama, but was passed over on the depth chart by Tua Tagovailoa, who finished as the Heisman runner-up behind Murray. Read More »

Federer blocked by Australian Open security

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John McEnroe has hit out at Rafael Nadal after the Spanish superstar sought some coaching advice at the Australian Open . Tomorrow he'll face Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver, and also discussed how he might approach that challenge. You get matches that you win when your opponent is injured or is too exhausted and you run him into the ground. "Obviously against Rafa that's going to be something special". Read More »

Petr Cech announces decision to retire at end of the season

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Jose Mourinho, who managed Cech during his two spells at Chelsea , said: 'I am honoured to have been the manager that, at such an early age, gave Petr a top Premier League number one shirt. It's a big loss for football but history can't be deleted. 'I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season. Read More »

Serena Williams consoles teen opponent at Australian Open: ‘Don’t cry’

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No scene better demonstrates the disparity between Williams , a 37-year-old, 23-time Grand Slam champ, mother and the most famous woman in tennis, and so numerous players she faces. "I saw Patrick [Mouratoglou, Williams" coach] in the lift after this one and he said "that's the second opponent she's reduced to tears'". Halep has split her last six matches on hard court. Read More »

Juventus vs AC Milan

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In a Facebook Live video, Salvini, a Milan fan, said: "That the Italian Super Cup is played in an Islamic country where women can't go to the stadium if they're not accompanied by men is a sadness, a rubbish, I won't watch the game ". Hopelessly attracted to both success and shiny things, Mayweather was photographed holding the Supercoppa aloft while revelling with Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matiudi, Miralem Pjanic and Giorgio Chiellini. Read More »

Wasteful Zverev reaches third round after five-set battle

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The match was interrupted for about a half-hour while the roof at Rod Laver Arena was shut because of rain at 4-all in the third set. "This was my first time playing her, so I'm just really happy to win to be honest". But Wawrinka, a three-time major champion once ranked as high as No. 3, dropped out of the top 250 last season when he had surgery on his left knee. Popyrin was leading 7-5, 6-4, 2-0 when Thiem retired. Read More »

Warner to return home

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Warner will return to Australia where he is likely to need six weeks to recover from the injury. Warner is set to leave Bangladesh on January 21 with an elbow injury just days after his former Australia captain Steven Smith ended his campaign with a similar injury for which he successfully underwent surgery on Monday. Read More »

Tiger Woods set for PGA Tour return at Torrey Pines next week

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Open victory. Torrey Pines will mark Woods' first tournament of 2018 and his first PGA action since his victory at the season-ending Tour Championship in September. It will be McIlroy's second consecutive start at a new PGA Tour event for him as he transitions his focus from the European Tour to the PGA Tour more full time in 2019. Read More »

Australia vs India 2018-19: Australia Make Two Changes for Series Decider

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India clinched the one-day global series with a seven-wicket victory with four balls to spare in the third and deciding game against Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Live updates: Huge roar as MS Dhoni is named man-of-the series here: It was a slow wicket, so it was a bit hard. The Australian bowlers had kept their side in the match with some tight bowling, which frustrated Kohli and also made the finish tighter than it should have been. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Finishing second with Manchester United among my top achievements

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He cost United £27million from Everton in 2013 and was regularly used as a substitute by Mourinho. 'I felt he (Mourinho) didn't want to be there, ' Scholes said to TV2. If I tell you, for example, that I consider one of the best jobs of my career to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League, you say, "this guy is insane". Read More »

Transfers: Chelsea want to sign Gonzalo Higuain by midday tomorrow - here’s why

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AC Milan coach, Genaro Gattuso is positive that Higuain is keen to leave the San Siro, saying "when a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise". "Let's see what happens tomorrow". Gelson, meanwhile, signed a six-year deal with Atletico having cancelled his contract with Sporting amid the controversy surrounding former club president Bruno de Carvalho. Read More »

Lakers star LeBron James cleared to return to practice next week

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LeBron James suffered a left groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. "I mean, it kind of kicks you in your butt when you look at the games you've lost that you should have won", Kuzma said. "I think we'll get good news back". "I don't know the (exact) amount of running he's doing". James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, was to miss his 11th game when the Lakers hosted the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Read More »

'No one likes him anymore' - Bernard Tomic's attack on Lleyton Hewitt

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Tomic continued by claiming that Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios also don't want to play for Australia under Hewitt's leadership. "You know what he's doing and I think it's wrong". Kyrgios was asked what he made of Tomic's comments on Tuesday night after his straight-sets loss to Milos Raonic , delivering a freaky response that didn't do much to shut down the allegations. Read More »

Australian Open: Lleyton Hewitt levels stunning allegations at Bernard Tomic

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Hewitt said the blackmail was regarding the Davis Cup, while he viewed the threats, which started a year ago, to be "empty", and when asked if they had stopped, he responded: 'Yeah, I don't think he has my number hopefully anymore'. Following his exit in the Opening Round of the Australian Open, Bernard Tomic was all over Lleyton Hewitt , verbally attacking the former World No.1. Read More »

Journalist who exposed soccer corruption in Ghana shot dead

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He was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and had investigated corruption in Ghana's football leagues. I've learnt with sadness, the killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an associate of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. A journalists' welfare campaigner, Chioma Agwuegbo, also condemned the killing Thursday morning, saying it highlights the perils investigative journalists face in their quest to expose unbridled corruption in public service. Read More »

Federer Enjoys 'Cat And Mouse' Win Over Evans

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Making his first appearance in the main draw in Melbourne , Henri did his best to perform a great comeback and extend the match as long as possible, fighting for every point before he had to lay down the weapons and end his run in the second round. Read More »

Sachin, Sehwag, Laxman Laud Dhoni After India’s Win Over Australia

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Bear with that little inconsistency. "But he is still tremendous value to the team". Virat Kohli said he would have done the same. But India , guided by Virat Kohli's 104 - his 39th ODI century - and the masterly finishing touches of Dhoni (55 from 54 balls) claimed victory to level the series at one-all ahead of the deciding fixture in Melbourne tomorrow night. Read More »

James Harden's season-high 57 points leads Rockets over Grizzlies

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The Rockets (24-18) now have the sixth-best record in the Western Conference. After his huge first half, the Grizzlies double-teamed Harden on most every possession in the first few minutes of the third quarter and he didn't score again until there were about five minutes left in the period. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Set NBA Record with 51 Points in 1st Quarter

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Instead, it was the Warriors giving the upstart Nuggets a big-time reality check in the form of Michael Malone's worst nightmare: an old fashioned shootout at the O.K. Meanwhile, the Warriors had 10 first quarter three-pointers which broke their own franchise record. Golden State pushed the lead to 23 in the second quarter, but Denver rallied to cut a 72-52 deficit to 12 with eight straight points. Read More »

Jets Twitter absolutely loves the Gregg Williams hire

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Still, Williams was reportedly Gase's first choice for the role. New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. The Jets believe Williams' aggressive scheme and fiery personality will spark defensive end Leonard Williams and linebacker Darron Lee , former first-round picks who haven't lived up to expectations. Read More »

Eagles ready to walk away from Super Bowl champ Nick Foles

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Sure, teams such as the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins might need a new quarterback, but the soon-to-be-30-year-old Foles would have better playmakers with running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . Read More »

Juventus 1-0 AC Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo header wins Supercoppa for Juve

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Juventus missed a few chances to score a goal, but the header by Ronaldo was just too good to be stopped by AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Higuain became a Juventus and Serie A record-signing when he moved to Turin in 2016 for €90 million, after scoring a league-record 36 goals under Sarri at Napoli in the previous campaign. Read More »

Sloane Stephens survives first-set wobble to reach Australian Open third round

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What would she think of his recent comments that on-court coaching should be allowed at Grand Slams in the future? "I have so many good memories of the last time I was here, honestly, it's just literally the best win of my career". President Bernard Giudicelli said in the 500th issue of Tennis Magazine that stricter rules will be in place as 'sometimes we go too far'. "She's a tricky player". Read More »