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Expect another heavyweight fight when Patriots and Steelers kick off

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His 337 yards on the ground are the third-highest rushing total over two games in the same postseason. The most notable example is the 2010 AFC Championship game when the Jets couldn't complete a second-half comeback and lost 24-19, marking the second consecutive season where the Jets came up one game short of reaching the Super Bowl . Read More »

Arsene Wenger accused of 'girly' push on fourth official Anthony Taylor

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Arsene Wenger saw his side Arsenal side snatch a late victor in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burnley, but not before losing his cool with the match officials. The Arsenal defender was offside, and Dyche was left ruing two debatable goals which turned a possible point into a defeat. Burnley manager Sean Dyche, in charge for the 200th time, was equally unhappy at the award of Arsenal's decisive penalty when Ben Mee raised a foot at the advancing Laurent Koscielny. Read More »

NCAA rules Arizona's Trier eligible to return

Trier will be activated with 13 games remaining on the team's regular season schedule. Trier's return means the Wildcats have nine active scholarship players - and an experienced go-to scorer - available for their game against the third-ranked Bruins and beyond. Read More »

Covington converts 3-pointer to send 76ers past Blazers

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Lillard's 16 first quarter points, on his way to 30 overall, solidified Portland early and tried to nullify whatever momentum the Sixers and Joel Embiid may have been riding after winning eight of their previous 10 games. "We're coming for those playoffs spots", said Embiid, who won't travel with the team to Atlanta for Saturday's game (he wasn't going to play anyway because it's the second night of a back-to-back). Read More »

Conte - Costa is back and wants to stay

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But more importantly than that after Hull this weekend, Arsenal and Liverpool are the two next opponents in Chelsea's bid to claim the Premier League title. " Chelsea are having a fantastic season", he said. Memories of the League One Play-off final victory will come flooding back this weekend as the Seasiders host Yeovil Town. Read More »

Record-breaking Rooney takes all the plaudits

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Mark Hughes has lost only two of his eight home league matches as a manager against Manchester United (W3, D3). "I'd like to thank all the fans who came to the testimonial and made it such a special night", Rooney said. 53 - global goals makes him the top-scoring England player of all-time. But his career has tailed off somewhat - save for certain standout periods - while Messi and Ronaldo have gone from strength to strength, competing on an annual basis for FIFA's Player of the Year ... Read More »

Egypt strike late to dump out Uganda from Africa Cup of Nations

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Ghana said Rahman has "a rupture of the meniscus and a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament" in the left knee. The Cranes are now looking for their first win at the finals after 39 years away and they can welcome back defender Murushid Juuko and midfielder Khalid Aucho after both served bans against Ghana . Read More »

Coach McCarthy Gives Update on Jordy Nelson

According to Packers.com's Wes Hodkiewicz, Nelson is breathing normally again, but a decision to play "will come down to Nelson, the team trainers and doctors weighing pain tolerance and overall functionality". If we know tomorrow, then we'll know tomorrow. "But until Sunday , I won't know what will go down". "So maybe one or two of those will have to do some work before the game". Read More »

Memphis Depay to Lyon: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction

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Sky sources understand United will have a buy-back option as well as sell-on clauses inserted into the deal that takes the Netherlands global to the Ligue 1 club. Later on in that transfer window, United opted to spend huge money on Anthony Martial, making him the most expensive teenager in history. "This is a big operation, because I think it will be around 16.5million euros, with up to eight million in bonuses". Read More »

Process-truster Johnny Manziel: I hung out with Sixers' Embiid all summer

That triggered the kind of reaction from Sixers fans one might expect. His initial post seemed to be in reference to a Houston-area memorabilia store chain that is advertising Super Bowl-week appearances by Manziel. The Texas native and former Texas A&M standout has experienced a swift and drastic fall from grace over the past few years, which has made success in the National Football League seem unlikely. Read More »

Pau Gasol has surgery on hand, timeline to return unclear

Spurs center Pau Gasol has broken his finger during pregame warmups and is not playing against the Denver Nuggets. The Spurs haven't announced a timetable for his return but Gasol is expected to be back within six weeks. The injury, which is to Gasol's non-shooting hand, occurred when Gasol collided with teammate Kyle Anderson while attempting a hook shot. Gasol had missed two games, both for rest, before sitting out San Antonio's 118-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on ... Read More »

Ravens LB Zach Orr, 24, announces retirement

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Orr previously did not have that test because there was no history of neck problems, and therefore, not necessary. He said his "hands are tied" about his decision to retire. As a restricted free agent, Baltimore was looking into offering him a contract extension, general manager Ozzie Newsome said at the press conference. Read More »

Karanka targeting more Boro deals after Bamford swoop

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Dimitri Payet has created more goalscoring chances than any other player in the Premier League this season (74) and 51 more than any other West Ham player (Lanzini - 23). Bamford was loaned out to six clubs - including Boro - during his time at Stamford Bridge, but failed make a breakthrough at the club. "Then I went to the dictionary basically to find out what that is". Read More »

Steelers-Patriots rematch more than Big Ben vs. Brady

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed his team after the win and during Brown's "post-game celebration" Tomlin's entire speech was filmed where he referred to the New England Patriots as "those a** holes". "This is the type of game you want to be in, this is the type of team you want to play against". "We are in the AFC championship . If you can't get motivated to play in this game, then you're in the wrong sport", he said. Read More »

Can Manchester United win the Premier League this season?

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United have avoided defeat in each of their last 16 games in all competitions but a disappointing start to the campaign has hindered Mourinho’s men in their pursuit of the Premier League title. Defensively, United have been much more assured since the beginning of December and the Marcos Rojo-Phil Jones partnership has flourished over the festive period. Read More »

Adrian Peterson Interested In Joining The New York Giants

Almost everyone has questioned whether Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who will be 32 in March, is worth the $18 million salary he's due in 2017. Meanwhile, the Texans are committed to Lamar Miller in the backfield, and the Giants' emphasis on the shotgun makes them a poor fit. He also has 1,945 receiving yards. Read More »

Baba Ramdev Challenges Olympic Winner Wrestler To A Dangal

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev easily defeated Olympic silver medallist Andrey Stadnik 12-0 during an "exhibition" wrestling bout in Pro Wrestling League season two on Wednesday. A year ago, on the event of the twentieth commemoration of their Ashram in Haridwar, Baba had tested India's just individual two-time Olympic wrestling medallist and previous best on the planet Sushil. Read More »

Definitive Spread Picks for the NFL Championship Round

Is there any reason to think this won't be an epic scoring battle? The Pro Football Writers awards are considered the second-most prestigious ones. And 61½ actually seems a little light to me. "But the players it sounded like they were having a pretty good time in the back of the plane". He can throw the ball; he can run the ball. "He can drop it down the chimney". Read More »

Andre Ayew Ghana forward surpasses his dad in AFCON goals

Andre Ayew prodded tamely at Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango before the half-hour but he made no mistake from 12 yards after Gyan caught Isinde napping and drew contact from the centre-back. He came off after just 39 minutes and was replaced by Frank Acheampong. Egypt's star man Mohamed Salah failed to fire and Marwan Mohsen had the best chance with a header that was turned over. Read More »

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Why Roger Goodell won't be attending

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Pittsburgh is riding an NFL-best nine-game winning streak into Foxborough while New England has won eight in a row, showing that the two best teams in the AFC are indeed playing for the conference title. "There can be a lot of distractions, but you need to stay focused on what is real, what is true, and that's our preparation day to day". Stats That: Head coach Bill Belichick has led his team to the Conference Championship Game 11 times , which is the most in the National Football League ... Read More »

Anthony: I've proven my loyalty to Knicks

Anthony told the Knicks that he wants to stay with the franchise for the duration of his contract, the New York Daily News first reported . Charley Rosen, a confidant of Jackson, wrote a column for FanRag sports critiquing Anthony and stating the longtime star "has outlived his usefulness in NY". Read More »

New Mercedes F1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas has 'no issues' with Lewis Hamilton

Bottas' vacant seat at Williams will be filled by his former team-mate Felipe Massa, who emerges from a retirement which lasted just 49 days. "We had a (talk) with Lewis before Christmas.and he said he thought Valtteri was a nice guy, one of the guys he actually got along with well in Formula One and that he felt he was a good option", said team boss Wolff. Read More »

AB: No to Proteas Tests, yes to IPL's R19m

South Africa's four-match Test series against India, now the five-day format's No.1 team, will be widely viewed in that cricket mad country giving MRF, who also sponsor De Villiers' close friend Virat Kohli, a lot of air-time, with two of the most popular current players. Read More »

Manchester United youngster joins Sheffield United

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After multiple incidents in Europe and the world at-large, it makes sense that they are beefing up security where they can. Three reasons why Joe Riley last night insisted joining Sheffield United makes flawless sporting sense. The former Burnley wing-back had spent the past five months in South Yorkshire on loan. "I'm really looking forward to getting involved and helping the lads to try and get promotion", Riley said. Read More »

Why I Predicted Spanos Would Move The Chargers To Los Angeles

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On Friday, Rivers, who has spent more than a decade in San Diego and has been a vocal proponent of the Chargers remaining there, said the move hadn't sunk in yet. Here's your new Chargers logo. The San Diego Chargers are no more. Dean Spanos made a bad decision and he will regret it. San Diego didn't lose the Chargers. Read More »

West Ham captain Noble slams Payet

West Ham have set Dimitri Payet's valuation at £29million with Marseille ready to step up their interest in signing the France worldwide. Bilic appeared upset and angry over Payet's refusal to play for the club ever again, but some social media users were quick to point out the way Bilic left West ham to join Everton in 1997. Read More »

Man City will play Crystal Palace in FA Cup fourth round

The 24-year-old moved to the Emirates Stadium in June 2011 for a fee believed to be about £1 million and made his Premier League debut in a 0-2 home loss against Liverpool in August of the same year. Sam Allardyce admits he isn't sure if former Palace striker Dwight Gayle would have had the same effect on the Premier League this season as he now is in the Championship. Read More »