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Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

Owens and Bruce were finalists this year, but it's safe to expect Moss to be one and to quite possibly jump the line for induction next year. I've said all along: it doesn't change one thing I did as a player. Honestly, doesn't mean anything to me to get in beyond this point, " he tweeted. There were 18 finalists for this year's class, 15 of which are from the modern era. Read More »

Aussies lose ODI series, and maybe No.1 ranking in New Zealand

Australia need to win to not only retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and tie the series 1-1 but also to hold on to their world number one ranking. Kiwi paceman Trent Boult then starred with the ball, notching 33-6. New Zealand lost Tom Latham for a duck in the third over but they would soon establish a platform for a score that appeared for a long while to be heading well over 300. Read More »

Six Nations 2017: England's 'horrendous' record in Wales puzzles Eddie Jones

Any beret-throwing in celebration of Rabah Slimani's try , however, was to prove premature, as England's bench made their presence felt and Te'o's finish added a dash of much-needed Worcester sauce to his side's recovery cure. France were on course for a shock win at 16-12 up when replacement front row Raban Slimani crossed for a converted try on the hour mark. "When we pull these jerseys on at home, we don't want to get beat anymore". Read More »

Cameroon wins 5th Africa Cup of Nations title

And the celebration began soon after. Cameroon are the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Looking at how Africa Cup of Nations 2017 has unfolded, which has thrown some major surprises, it will be hard to choose a favourite for the AFCON final on Sunday as well. Read More »

Watch these two rhinos predict the victor of Sunday's Super Bowl

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But fans? The Patriots have accomplished almost everything they have needed since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady came to the team in 2000 for the start of an overlong - for other cities, of course - dynasty. It doesn't change the fact that he has to feel as if he's getting a do-over against Tom Brady . Still: This isn't like Barry Bonds using steroids to fuel a late-career surge. Read More »

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan selected as league MVP

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This season, Ryan anchored the highest-scoring offense in the league and led his team to the Super Bowl. Of the last seven league MVPs to play in the Super Bowl, exactly zero have emerged victorious with the Lombardi Trophy. It's because they were players that had to overcome a lot. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Brady is now a -300 money line favorite to win Super Bowl 51 MVP. Read More »

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Trump Was There for Support When Wife Died

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Kraft meant it as a gesture, not as a gift. In 2005, Kraft was on a business trip to Russian Federation when he showed his ring to Putin. "I could kill someone with this ring", Putin remarked. It's truly an incredible story, and made even more ridiculous by the fact that Kraft is willing to try and bargain with Putin to get him a custom ring after he stole it. Read More »

Iran hits back at Donald Trump's visa ban by barring U.S. wrestlers

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Iran foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told IRNA that a special committee reviewed the case and "eventually the visit by the USA freestyle wrestling team was opposed". It had appeared that Iranian authorities would not be swayed, but their apparent U-turn could be seen as a victory for the bargaining power of world sport. Read More »

Luiz: I wanted to catch Simon Mingolet by "surprise"

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That's why I said what happened. "He said: "No problem.'" Write what you want but that's the truth". "The last time we performed like this was against Manchester City: We played with aggression and passion and that is a good thing to go forward but we must ensure we do it in every game, " said the Netherlands global. Read More »

Advertisers Spend Record High Dollars for Super Bowl Commercials

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The report, from video creation platform Wochit, indicates that nearly 112 million people tuned in the final past year, but 3.96 million live-streamed the game. Featuring Adam Driver (of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Girls ), this perplexingly unusual ad features a white horse and a dead cowboy. "Is it the Academy Awards next?" "This year will see the same from more brands", he adds. Read More »

Former Falcons star QB Mike Vick retires from NFL

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Michael Vick has officially retired from the NFL. Vick threw for 22,464 yards and rushed for 6,109 yards in his career. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, compared the rivalry "like the little brother trying to keep up with the big brother". Read More »

Palace players gripped by fear: Allardyce

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Moyes will go head to head with his immediate predecessor Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park , who masterminded a remarkable rescue mission last term. This will be the first time that Sam Allardyce has faced the club he was managing this time a year ago and after masterminding an impressive win over Bournemouth , he'll fancy his side's chances of taking all three points. Read More »

Yogi Ferrell, Mavericks to Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Ferrell did very little earlier this season in limited action with the Nets, but now he appears to have found his home in Dallas. Ferrell had been biding time for his next NBA opportunity in the NBA Development League and even considered signing overseas until the Mavericks requested him to fly to Dallas on January 27 for a 10-day contract. Read More »

Man United set 22-year low with Hull stalemate

With only 33 goals in 23 Premier League matches this season, the desire for greater potency in the final third is obvious, especially considering Arsenal and Liverpool's respective tallies stands at 51 and 52. United have been strongly linked with a £85m move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, and it remains to be seen if Mourinho moves for the Frenchman. Read More »

Chelsea go 12 points clear after 3-1 win over Arsenal

Chelsea's nine-point lead over Tottenham and Arsenal has given them a comfortable cushion going into this one. When the players arrived at the training ground on Wednesday, their frustration was palpable. However, Conte said: "No, because there are 14 games to play and 42 points to take. Everyone wants to reach the very top". It was a moment of genuine genius but was far from his only contribution, as Arsenal could not contain him. Read More »

Eric Berry: Eric Berry says he won't play under tag again

I want to play there. I love the city, I love the vibe. I really look at them more than teammates. If that does happen, though, the veteran is insistent that another bridge contract with the franchise tag attached is not going to be in the cards. Read More »

'They talk too much shit!' - Chelsea star Costa slams latest China links

Chelsea made a decision to keep hold of Costa until at least this summer after the Spain global played a crucial role in guiding the club to the summit of the Premier League during the first half of this season. These are the most important things not the future. 'They talk too much s**t! Whether there is any meat to the rumours is one thing but Costa's contribution to Chelsea's cause this season cannot be questioned with 15 goals in 24 games. Read More »

Martinez avoids arbitration, signs five-year contract extension with Cardinals

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Wacha and see if there's any other business down the road". Furthermore, during last season, Martinez ranked 4th in the entire Major League Baseball for groundball percentage, a stat that is very important for a team like St. Martinez is one of the most effective ground-ball pitchers in the National League, inducing 33 double plays and ranking second in the NL with a ground-ball percentage of 57.7. Read More »

Traore upset at Burkina Faso exit

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But the tide turned when el-Hadary saved successive penalties at the end of the shootout. The Black Stars, who were seeking a second successive final appearance, suffered a 2-0 defeat to Cameroon in the semi-final on Thursday night. The happiness of the Egyptians did not last long as Burkina Faso player Bance well controlled the ball on his chest and volleyed it from inside the box into the net in the 73rd minute of the game. Read More »

Chris Christie approval rating hits new low

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Fifty-three percent of the Republicans polled disapproved of Christie's performance, with only 39 percent of the GOP-ers surveyed approving. The rating represents the lowest approval rating for any governor of any state in over 20 years of Quinnipiac polls , the university said. Read More »

Matthew Wade out of New Zealand ODI series

Curator Phil Stoyanoff, Dharmasena, Brown and skippers Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson shared a lengthy discussion at 5:30pm, appearing highly disgruntled. The game on Thursday was abandoned without a ball being bowled, and interestingly, it did not rain at all during the match hours. "It's too early to say what happened", Crummy said. Read More »

Lady Gaga is the New Face of Tiffany & Co's Legendary Style Campaign

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However, she's made no secret of her views on the President in the months since. Meanwhile, some Twitter users have also voiced opinions and concerns about her upcoming performance. "I've been working with them for a really long time - we just got tattoos that say "Haus" - we call ourselves Haus of Gaga , we work together and we've been working together for a long time", Gaga said. Read More »

Alleged Killer Of Joe McKnight Indicted On Second-Degree Murder Charge

When asked if McKnight was trying to enter Gasser's vehicle, a key factor in the justifiable homicide defense, Normand wouldn't say. "The mom is relieved and the sister is just as relieved", said attorney George Tucker. If Gasser is convicted, he faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole, probation or suspended sentence. A New Orleans-area prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted the Louisiana man accused of killing former National Football League running back Joe McKnight ... Read More »

On the field, Pat McAfee is a big loss for the Colts

There's no denying McAfee's " exuberance both on and off the field ", including Twitter posts showing "random" drug tests following especially long punts. (It looks as though McAfee wasn't bluffing when he was talking about starting a punter podcast ). The 29-year-old McAfee, who spent eight seasons with Indianapolis , was scheduled to undergo his third knee surgery in four years. Read More »

DeRozan to miss second straight game

It was the second consecutive game where they'd given up 60 points in the first half. A Lowry three followed up by a DeMarre Carroll 19-foot jump shot the Raptors in front 69-67 with five minutes left, and the Pelicans were close to being grounded. Read More »

Dana White Weighs-In on Ronda Rousey's Setbacks, "It's a Rough Sport"

I think she's probably done", White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. Ronda Rousey's loss against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas might have been the last fight of her career. She also sensed that the UFC had overprotected Rousey by allowing her to have very few media gatherings leading into their fight. Rousey's interests outside the UFC octagon include a film career, with a remake of 1980s movie Road House still in production. Read More »

NBA Standings: Boston Celtics Becoming a Threat to Cleveland Cavaliers

That's the second-longest streak in team history. It was his 32nd straight game with at least 20 points as he closes in on John Havlicek's club record of 40. Thomas spent three seasons in Sacramento averaging 15.2 PPG and 4.8 APG. "He was unbelievable again, " said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "(Jerebko is) a guy that can space the floor", Stevens said before topping the Pistons, 113-109. Read More »