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Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Clay Buchholz From Boston Red Sox

There are legitimate concerns with the Buchholz trade; the Red Sox' depth at the back-end of the rotation is full of uncertainty and they are now fielding an extremely lefty-heavy staff. If he pitches well but the Phillies aren't in contention, he could bring more back to the team than he cost. He never pitched more than 189.1 innings in a single season and simply couldn't be counted on to stay healthy. Read More »

What We Learned From The 49ers' 41-13 Loss To The Falcons

That's over 11 yards per carry. But when you can't score in the second half of three consecutive games - three consecutive losses, amid a 13-game losing streak - that is bad. On top of Jones being out, Atlanta will also be without defensive end Adrian Clayborn and could be down another corner if Jalen Collins (knee) can't play. Read More »

Karun Nair's triple ton: Exhibition of Sehwag's aggression and Dravid's grace

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With a lead of 282 runs , India will look to bring a exhausted England under pressure on the final day. England was all out for 477 in its first innings. Nair faced 381 deliveries during throughout his knock, which is the 7th most by an Indian batsman against England after Sunil Gavaskar (472 balls in 1981-82 and 443 in 1979), Dravid (468 in 2002-03), Ravi Shastri (436 in 1990), Vinod Kambli (411 in 1992-93) and Cheteshwar Pujara (389 in 2012-13). Read More »

Australia lead Pakistan at dinner in day-night first Test

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With the man who had steered the remarkable chase gone, Australia was back in the contest and the end came when Steve Smith, the captain, ran out Yasir Shah for 33 to end Pakistan's courageous attempt. "They went in and played their shots and it changed the whole scenario". According to the infra-red imaging system Hot Spot, the pink ball registered a faint contact on the bat and Smith later admitted he had nicked it. Read More »

Everton 0 Liverpool 1: Sadio Mane's injury-time strike sends Reds second

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Fans of Everton and Liverpool have set aside rivalries ahead of the Merseyside derby to raise awareness of an initiative that goes beyond club loyalty. And Koeman is eagerly awaiting his first taste of a Merseyside derby. Historically, Liverpool have made the better fist of hoovering up trophies, and have the better record in derby matches against the Blues (74 wins to Everton's 57), but does that mean they've always had the better players? 'You need to be really aggressive but not on ... Read More »

Youngstown State wins FCS semifinal, will play JMU in championship

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With six seconds to go and trailing Eastern Washington 38-34, on a frost-bitten, frigid evening where the temperature hovered around zero, Hunter Wells threw a pass to Kevin Rader in the back of the end zone. YSU's trip to Texas for the title on January 7 will be the school's first trip to the championship game since 1999. Receiver Cooper Kupp, who has 107 catches for 1,520 yards and 15 touchdowns, is said to be a high National Football League draft prospect. Read More »

Ronald Koeman's pre-match Merseyside Derby press conference

Everyone knows about the derby. Liverpool won 3-0 and it was right to take Karius out of the firing line, given that there is the small matter of a trip to Goodison Park on Monday. Any points for Liverpool would see them take control over second place, while Everton have looked sharper under Koeman, evidenced by last weeks 2-1 win over Arsenal. Read More »

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs

But given the second chance, Succop nailed the next one. "I know that was the case". The Titans were blessed with one last chance. With 3:14 to play, Tennessee was down 17-10 but driving for a touchdown. This time, it ended up costing Kansas City, as it blew the two-score lead and lost on a last-second field goal. The Chiefs picked up eight yards on three running plays before punting. Read More »

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor arrested on child porn charges

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Larry Nasser with one count of possessing child abusive material, and a count of trying to receive such material. The charges came months after two women made allegations to IndyStar that Nassar sexually assaulted them during medical examinations. Read More »

Sanchez puts onus on Arsenal to end contract stand-off

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I love it here, I love all the staff. "As I say, I'm very happy, so it depends more on Arsenal". It depends on Arsenal. I want to achieve more for them. "I'm playing well and scoring goals". The 27-year-old Chile global star, who is the top scorer for the Gunners this season, has only 18 months remaining on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium. Read More »

WBC title fight called off after Povetkin fails drug test

The World Boxing Council (WBC) will finalize investigation in to the case of Alexander Povetkin, who is suspected of using doping, in early 2017, WBC's President Mauricio Sulaiman told TASS on December 18. But when the information was learned [that I failed a test] I became very uncomfortable, very anxious". The victor would have become the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: City's 'two offside goals very hard to accept'

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Despite out-passing many of his teammates (for the first 70 minutes, at least), Petr Cech came in for stick from some Arsenal supporters for his poor distribution, as highlighted by the tweets below. Hector Bellerin was allowed to power up the field unchallenged from right back and pass the ball to Sanchez, who had dropped deep to also find space between City defense and midfield. Read More »

Osweiler benched for Savage as Texans beat Jags 21-20

Osweiler has passed for 2,704 yards. Clowney finished the game with just one sack, but his constant disruption was too much for the Jacksonville offense and helped the Texans defense deal with the absences of both J.J. Savage completed 23 of 36 passes for 260 yards. Wide receiver-turned-running back Ty Montgomery ran for a career-high 162 yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers (8-6) earned their fourth straight victory despite blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. Read More »

The Chinese Super League have their eye on ANOTHER Chelsea star

Asked whether or not Oscar had travelled to China to finalise his move, Conte added: "For now, he is here". Brazilian global midfielder Oscar is to become the latest big name to move to China in a £60 million transfer ($76m) from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG , British media reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Falcons lose Ishmael to season-ending shoulder surgery

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Although the Falcons will be down their top receiver again, they will get No. 2 receiver Mohamed Sanu back from a groin strain, Quinn said. "He looked great today, " Quinn said of Sanu. Strong safety Kemal Ishmael is headed to injured reserve with the shoulder injury he suffered on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. The Falcons have also promoted wide receiver J.D. Read More »

Pats claim Michael Floyd after DUI arrest, release by Cardinals

Floyd, in his fifth National Football League season, has caught just 33 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season. In addition to releasing Floyd on Wednesday, the Cardinals signed free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Ross, elevated tackle Givens Price off the practice squad and added tackle Aaron Epps and wide receiver Marvin Hall to the practice squad. Read More »

Mercedes to wait on Rosberg replacement

The delay will ramp up speculation about who will take the vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes following world champion Rosberg's shock retirement earlier this month. "In Abu Dhabi, I lost the title three times in my head", said Rosberg on Wednesday, as he was made a member for life of the Automobile Club de Monaco. Read More »

Paige VanZant is Willing to Scrap Ronda Rousey But With One Condition…

Maybe Paige VanZant and Ronda Rousey can settle whatever differences they have once and for all inside the octagon. The way she's kept poised through it, with media obligations that go beyond being a fighter, is impressive. "From the first day she came here and started to work with us [at Team Alpha Male], she's just put her nose down and gotten right to work", he said. Read More »

Redknapp: Alexis and Ozil after bonkers money, but Arsenal have to pay

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The Chile global has been in scintillating form in Arsene Wenger's side so far this season after a stunning return of 12 goals in his opening 16 Premier League games of the campaign. I always saw that in Sanchez and I must honestly say I thought many times when I played him last year or two years ago I was wrong. Arsenal's general secretary David Miles had a positive update for the club's fans after the Champions League draw on Monday, when the Gunners were paired with Bayern Munich. Read More »

West Ham edge past Burnley to ease away from bottom

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But West Ham's persistence paid off in stoppage time. Remembered before the game was West Ham legend Peter Brabrook, who died this week aged 79 after a short illness. Video replays, trialled in the Club World Cup this week, need to come to the Premier League. As a outcome, the new arrivals have taken longer than expected to settle into the intense nature of English football, and West Ham subsequently find themselves in a precarious position in the Premier League table - just one point ... Read More »

Arizona Cardinals release Michael Floyd after DUI arrest

After Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Dolphins, Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was allegedly found sleeping at the wheel of his auto and was charged with two counts of DUI Monday morning. Floyd was in the a year ago of his contract and was set to become a free agent after the season. He had two catches for 18 yards in the game. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. Read More »

Lane Kiffin lands ex-FSU QB as first FAU commit

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Yes, Kiffin through out a "Brick by Brick" reference while referring to rebuilding the FAU program, stating it's gonna be about hard work and not talk. He is the 13th verbal commit in this cycle for FAU and the first to sign since Kiffin was hired . Johnson also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to apologize to the woman he struck. Read More »

Cris Cyborg erupts after UFC makes featherweight title fight without her

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While the introduction of the women's 145-pound division into the UFC isn't a surprise, the two names tied to the title fight most certainly are. Holm has dropped two straight bouts since posting the biggest win of her career by knocking out Ronda Rousey in highlight reel fashion to capture the UFC bantamweight buckle just 13 months ago. Read More »

Oscar move to China 90% certain to go through

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With the midfielder now out of favour at Stamford Bridge and seemingly surplus to requirements under manager Antonio Conte, it's believed Chelsea are "ready" to sanction the sale. The Brazil global, who started the first five Premier League matches of the season before losing his place following a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool in September, having featured only sporadically as a late substitute during an impressive run of nine consecutive victories that has seen Conte's in-form side climb from ... Read More »

Record chaser Rooney back for United

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Both players were not included in the travelling squad for United's crucial Europa League group match with Zorya Luhansk last Thursday (8 December) and also failed to make the bench against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. I am not expecting a young player to be ideal. Mourinho said players now outside the first-team frame need only look at defender Phil Jones, who has capitalised on injuries to Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling to establish himself at centre-back. Read More »