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Burnley to use pensioners as mascots before Lincoln City FA Cup tie


National League leaders Lincoln are now 81 places below their top-flight opponents in the English football pyramid but Dyche insists his team will afford their opponents plenty of respect, especially given that a number of Burnley's players have themselves played outside the Football League. Read More »

Judge rules Bill Brennan's Bridgegate complaint against Chris Christie can go forward


He recalled a different kind of reception when he joined Mr. Jones on the field at a Cowboys game against the New York Giants, who play their home games in New Jersey. The judge gave Christie until March 10 to answer the criminal summons, although it's unclear if he will have to appear in person. "My view is, I have got a job to do as governor, and then my intention is to go off to the private sector and to help support my family". Read More »

Bayern Munich Star Robert Lewandowski Warns Arsenal Ahead of Champions League Clash

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has disagreed with manager Arsene Wenger's decision not to play Petr Cech in goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight. On the same night, Borussia Dortmund's impressive array of attacking talent will look to establish a first leg advantage at home to Portugal's reigning champions and current leaders Benfica. Read More »

Joe Root: New England captain to seek advice of former skippers

All the nine batsmen who've scored more than Cook's 11,057 Test runs, however, including all-time record-leader Sachin Tendulkar of India (15,921 runs) have retired. He is a colleague but also a close mate and I was chuffed to bits for him. "It's a real honour". The Yorkshire batsman, who has an average score of nearly 53 runs in 53 Tests, will be officially confirmed at his home ground of Headingley on Wednesday, with Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes named as his vice-captain. Read More »

Trades For Kevin Love (Part One)


Love was named as one of the reserves for the East in the annual All-Star matchup to be played at New Orleans but may opt out due to the injury. As Fansided noted, if there is one person who is worthy to become Love's All-Star replacement , it would be the 27-year-old Hassan. Read More »

Player list finalized for IPL 2017 auction


Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal led the list of Tigers that have entered their name for the players' auction. A total of 11 players -- Eoin Morgan , Angelo Matthews, Benjamin Stokes, Pat Cummins , Mitchell Johnson , Ishant Sharma, Chris Woakes -- have Rs 2 crore as base price. Read More »

Hate crimes rise to highest ever levels following Brexit


Provisional figures on hate crimes published by the Home Office in October 2016 suggested that offences in July 2016 were 41% higher than in July 2015. "Had the campaign been conducted in a different manner, I don't think we would have seen that explosion in hate crime ". "'The vast majority of people who voted to leave the European Union did so because they believed it was best for Britain and not because they are intolerant of others", he said. Read More »

Adam Silver, Michael Jordan help mend Charles Oakley, James Dolan feud

Oakley was charged with three counts of assault at Madison Square Garden after the Knicks say he "behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner", per Steve Popper of USA Today . "Rev. Sharpton is calling upon Mr. Dolan to lift the ban and reinstate Mr. Oakley's privileges", the statement read. Oakley was banned by Dolan after an altercation during a Knicks home game last Wednesday in which Oakley was physically removed from the arena and later arrested. Read More »

Aldon Smith Under Investigation for Domestic Incident

It's important to note that Smith, 27, hasn't been arrested or charged at this point, and both parties are cooperating with law enforcement. No arrest was made. Smith has had several run-ins with the law since the 49ers drafted him No. 7 overall 2011. His bid to be reinstated has been deferred until March. When Smith was not reinstated after a year, the National Football League confirmed on December 30 that it would revisit the petition in March. Read More »

Regal Real fight back to beat Napoli 3-1


Defender Nacho Fernandez expresses his admiration for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane for being close to the team which is one of the most important things that a coach must have to ensure unity. A fantastic start from Napoli wasn't enough to overcome Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the defending champions coming back with three goals to down their Italian foes. Read More »

Bournemouth's Eddie Howe doesn't believe Jack Wilshere's injury is serious

Wilshere went off with an ankle injury just before the half-time whistle with what would be another devastating blow to the player after suffering numerous injuries over the past seasons. He just felt he couldn't move as freely as he wanted'. "Ultimately second goal was the killer", Howe said. According to Wilshere, that was the problem against City in their first encounter, and the Cherries need to limit their mistakes to have a chance in this game. Read More »

Brazilian Star's Father: My Son Is In Talks With Three EPL Clubs


Fabinho is one of a number of players drawing admiring glances ahead of what promises to be a busy summer for Premier League clubs. AS Monaco full-back Fabinho favours a move to Manchester City over the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona, claims his father Joao. Read More »

Toure wants to give Manchester City fans more trophies

It's a cruel blow for the 19-year-old, who started his City career with three goals in four Premier League games. Afterwards, though, Pep Guardiola was pessimistic about his side's chance of overhauling Chelsea, insisting that the Londoners will have to lose three of their last 13 games to give anyone a chance. Read More »

Fans urges Pacquiao to fight Khan

Pacquiao now has a record of 59-6-2 and has fought the biggest names available throughout his career which included bouts with Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather. UAE would be the sixth country the 38-year-old has fought in. We don't even know if it's Pacquiao tweeting this stuff or if he's given control of his page to someone else. Read More »

White: The Best Part of UFC 208 Was 'The Plane Ride Home'

As for Holm, she's now lost three matches in a row and there aren't many other true featherweights signed to the UFC women's division as of right now. "I would think they'd want to give a rematch". I do wanna say I'm not a dirty fighter. But a recently failed drug test put Cyborg on ice, so, well, here we are. Read More »

China debuts at Aero India, 5-member team cleared


The five day event had much to offer for visitors on the inaugural day. The Aero India show starts tomorrow at Yelahanka Air Base. Union Civil Aviation Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju said the Airports Authority of India has made a decision to invest Rs 17,500 crore in the next five years for improving the existing airports. Read More »

Thiago Silva out of PSG v Barcelona


Pochettino expressed his affinity for the ruling oligarchs of the French Ligue 1 in an interview with SFR . Barca prevailed when the sides met in the quarter-finals in 2013 and 2015 but Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery insists his team do not feel inferior to the likes of Barcelona . Read More »

Royals sign Travis Wood to 2-year, $12 million deal


Wood notched a solid 2.95 ERA and 6.9 K/9 in 61 innings over 77 relief appearances previous year in Chicago, where he last appeared as a regular starter in 2014. In Kansas City, Wood will also be reunited with right-hander Jason Hammel , his former Cubs teammate. Outfielder Jorge Soler was sent to the Royals during the offseason in a trade that brought the Cubs the red hot closer Wade Davis . Read More »

Fantasy football managers lose their sh*t after West Brom goal controversy

With only four minutes of normal time remaining, the home side struck again as Lanzini's left-footed shot went in to make it 2-1. The 28-year-old missed West Ham's game on Saturday, after scoring four goals in his previous four league outings, and many pundits and fans alike were calling for Gareth Southgate to include him in the next Three Lions squad. Read More »

Guardiola casts doubt over Chelsea and PSG-linked Sergio Aguero's future

But asked if he feared Aguero might leave in the summer, Guardiola said: "At the end of the season I don't know". "I know what happened against Liverpool and Arsenal, the big teams". "I think about the next game, our rhythm, our way to play that has been much better in the last period and try to help the players to be ready". "But at Palace I saw three guys in front with a high intensity and said: 'Wow, I like what they do'". Read More »

LSU Quarterback Brandon Harris plans to transfer

Harris was LSU's full-time starter in 2015 when he threw for 2,158 yards and 13 touchdowns while running for another 226 yards with four scores. Harris was the sixth-ranked quarterback in the 2014 recruiting class, per Scout , and his time at LSU has been a disappointment. Read More »

NESN: Remy in another fight with cancer

NESN color analyst Jerry Remy is being treated for a relapse of his lung cancer, the station announced Monday. Remy said he plans to return to the NESN broadcast booth and will serve as the primary color analyst for Red Sox games this season, the network reported . Read More »

Dyer: Releasing Cruz a hard decision but undoubtedly the right one

In 2013, Cruz was unable to reach 1,000 receiving yards, and he also caught just four touchdown passes. In 2016, Cruz appeared in 15 games and had 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown, sharing the field with Odell Beckham Jr . Cruz proved in 2016 that he could still be a viable second or third receiving option for a team after missing almost two seasons with a torn patellar tendon in 2014 and then a calf injury that cost him all of 2015. Read More »

Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick

Gasquet faced two break points while serving down 3-4. Zverev became the first player to win a singles and doubles title at the same tournament since Hewitt won at Newport three years ago. Gasquet was bidding for a fourth title overall at the indoor event. Dimitrov, who's ranking fell to as low as 40 a year ago, after being as high as eight, improves to 14 wins and one loss on the season, and will rise to number 12 in the world. Read More »

Former Player Reveals The Difference Between Mourinho & Wenger


Details and preparedness are going to be key; if Arsenal play the way they normally play, Bayern will probably steamroll them. "I don't know any specific reason". The Gunners face Clement's former club Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the European competition, starting with the first leg at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Read More »

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Quentin Moses, 33, dies in house fire


According to The Guardian : "Firefighters found Moses unconscious at the house in Monroe, Georgia; he later died in hospital". Fire officials told the AJC that the fire started around 6 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation. "We are shocked and saddened by this tragic news". "Rest in Peace Coach Moses". Most recently, he had been a football coach at Reinhardt University. Read More »

Oakland Raiders Reward Jack Del Rio With New Contract


Jack Del Rio is poised to change that. The Raiders had the NFL's worst record in that span, failing to produce a single winning season or playoff berth. The Raiders made the announcement on Friday, after Del Rio led Oakland to a 12-4 season and their first National Football League playoff appearance since the 2002 campaign. Read More »

Bennett, Forsett skip Israel trip to avoid favoritism


Bennett said he wanted to emulate boxing icon and civil rights champion Muhammad Ali, who visited Palestinian refugee camps and rallies. " An open letter in The Nation has called on the players to "consider the political ramifications of a propaganda trip organized by the Israeli government that aims to prevent players from seeing the experience of Palestinians living under military occupation". Read More »

Braves close to acquiring All-Star Brandon Phillips

If you remember back to a year ago, Phillips used his no-trade clause to reject a trade to the Nationals. That marked the third time over the past two seasons that Phillips vetoed a potential trade, with the Nationals and Diamondbacks both having attempted to acquire his services last winter. Read More »