• I will be judged on goals, says Walcott
I will be judged on goals, says Walcott

Walcott was diplomatic about his lack of opportunity at a club he joined as a 16-year-old and refused to criticise his former manager Arsene Wenger . "I was very proud of what I did last season - scoring 19 goals", Walcott said . I want to be a part of the atmosphere here and try to build something special.

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  • This Video Of Joel Embiid Is Going Viral
This Video Of Joel Embiid Is Going Viral

That parade of well-wishers included Sixers coach Brett Brown , who came over from the coaches' room to offer a congratulatory handshake then gushed about what Embiid's nod means to the Sixers franchise as a whole. Although the absence of Irving certainly helped, the Sixers came out strong defensively, setting the the tone in the first hal...

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  • Honoured to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy: Virat Kohli
Honoured to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy: Virat Kohli

Not to sit back on your achievements and become lazy. The Australians have taken home the award in four of the last five years, with Mitchell Johnson winning in 2014 and Michael Clarke in 2013. "It's called Test cricket for a reason, and I've enjoyed that test of my ability over the past 12 months". Virat Kohli won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trop...

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  • Halladay Had Drugs In System
Halladay Had Drugs In System

The report by the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office also showed that Halladay's blood alcohol content was.01. His body was found in about 6 feet of water. Halladay's ICON 15 aircraft flew very close to homes and near the water before crashing on November 8, the National Transportation Safety Board said .

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  • Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette expected to practice despite ankle injury
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette expected to practice despite ankle injury

Fournette was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but it was not due to the accident. The good news is that Fournette was able to walk away from the incident on Interstate 295 near the Dames Point Bridge. It's even worse if they're driving a very expensive auto. "I was very shocked at how open he was and very personable". It turns out th...

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  • Ben Stokes to join up with England next month
Ben Stokes to join up with England next month

Ben Stokes "cannot wait" to make his England return after getting the green light from the European Central Bank to resume his global career. The ECB said the board agreed it "would not be fair, reasonable or proportionate" for Stokes to remain unavailable, given his intention to contest the charge and the potential length of time to trial.

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  • Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios advance to round 2
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios advance to round 2

Australia's top men's hope Nick Kyrgios is bracing for a five-set slog to get past Serbian Viktor Troicki for a place in the third round at Melbourne Park. Meanwhile, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov defeated Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in the match which lasted over one hour 38 minutes. The 2017 ATP Finals champion seized on 6 of them, and was able t...

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  • Eagles' LeGarrette Blount projected for single-digit carries in NFC Championship
Eagles' LeGarrette Blount projected for single-digit carries in NFC Championship

Foles will not have near the success this week as he did last week. Foles finished the season with wins over the Giants and Raiders and a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17. Sometimes it melts away by the time you finish showering. He's not just a caretaker, per se. Testing the playing surface before the game will help determine the neede...

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  • Carroll ducks West Ham training amid Chelsea rumours
Carroll ducks West Ham training amid Chelsea rumours

Chelsea have played out their last three games as goalless stalemates before the penalty shootout win over Norwich City today and there has been prima facie evidence of fatigue from the display of their attackers. It is believed Chelsea would prefer to land Carroll on loan until the end of the season where as West Ham would prefer to sell him ...

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  • Neymar scores four as Paris Saint-Germain hammer Dijon
Neymar scores four as Paris Saint-Germain hammer Dijon

Espanyol's academy graduate Oscar Melendo crashed in the only goal of the game in the 88th minute after Messi had his spot-kick turned away by former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez earlier in the second half. BT Sport reported that Neymar was upset by the booing . PSG's 11th win out of 11 home Ligue 1 games this season saw Neymar at his me...

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  • Venus Williams among those exiting early in Australia
Venus Williams among those exiting early in Australia

The seven-time Grand Slam victor, in her 77th major, struggled against a player who had never before beaten her to go down 6-3, 7-5 and deprive the tournament of one of its biggest names. But Chinese battler Zhang would not lie down and gradually got herself on top, winning the second set on a tiebreak for the loss of only two points.

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  • Will Ferrell asks Roger Federer: 'Are you a vampire?'
Will Ferrell asks Roger Federer: 'Are you a vampire?'

I don't know if it can go as well again. But following his 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over American Donald Young on Tuesday, Djokovic slammed reports being spread by the media about what was discussed, saying unequivocally there were no talks of player boycotts over pay demands.

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  • Weather warnings as snow, ice and wind to hit Wales
Weather warnings as snow, ice and wind to hit Wales

Snow fell overnight in several across Donegal , with high ground in areas around Letterkenny covered in a light snow blanket this morning. 'At low levels, accumulations of the order 2-5 cm will be more typical. Gritters were out in force across Scotland, with pictures on social media showing particularly hard driving conditions on the M8 near Ea...

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  • Packers to hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator
Packers to hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers are "preparing" to nab former Cleveland Browns coach, as well as former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator. McCarthy also interviewed three of Capers' defensive assistants for the job: linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach ...

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  • New signing Barkley not eligible for Norwich game
New signing Barkley not eligible for Norwich game

Very exhausted. I think we played with tiredness. Barkley is in contention to make his first Chelsea appearance in their FA Cup third round replay against Norwich on Wednesday. "Compared to last season we are conceding less, we are showing great solidity defensively". Conte added: "I am fully committed to Chelsea , to work with my players ...

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  • Girl In Hijab Not Attacked By Scissors According To Police
Girl In Hijab Not Attacked By Scissors According To Police

The story made global headlines and drew public condemnation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. At a Friday news conference , police said a man approached the child from behind on Friday morning as she made her way to school with her younger brother.

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  • All American Legend Dan Gurney Passes Away
All American Legend Dan Gurney Passes Away

His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers , Inc. Gurney began racing in 1955 and in his career won in almost every division he entered. He said he was inspired by the late American racing legend. President of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Scott Atherton in a statement said, "The...

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  • Paige VanZant Suffers Gruesome Arm Break After Throwing Spinning Backfist
Paige VanZant Suffers Gruesome Arm Break After Throwing Spinning Backfist

Despite the injury, VanZant went on to last the full fight, losing by way of unanimous decision. The 30-year-old Queenslander, who won on her UFC debut in Sydney last November beat VanZant by two scores of 29-28 and one of 30-27. I think it'll be fun. That is when it was confirmed that she had broken her arm and she has an X-ray to prove it. Un...

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  • Lakers could replace Luke Walton with David Fizdale as head coach
Lakers could replace Luke Walton with David Fizdale as head coach

Bryn Forbes also had one of his best games of the season with 18 points on 58.3 percent shooting. The tempo of the game sped up with Brook Lopez and Hawks J. Thanks to some inside scoring from LaMarcus Aldridge , San Antonio took the lead for the first time at just over the three minute mark. I think everybody should take a page from Popovic...

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  • Black Caps thrash Pakistan to win ODI series
Black Caps thrash Pakistan to win ODI series

In response, Pakistan escaped being bowled for the lowest ever score in a ODI but were routed for 74, with left-arm opener Trent Boult taking 5/17. We will sit together and sort it out. Hasan Ali and Rumman Raees picked up three wickets each while Shadab Khan picked up two wickets as New Zealand lost seven wickets for 62 in the last 10 over...

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  • Thibaut Courtois hits out at BOOING Chelsea fans after Leicester disappointment
Thibaut Courtois hits out at BOOING Chelsea fans after Leicester disappointment

With rumours surrounding his future, Riyad Mahrez did his stock no harm with an impressive display against Chelsea . They are now level on points with second-placed Manchester United , who play Stoke City on Monday, while Claude Puel's side have 31 points and remain in eighth spot.

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  • Raiders Fired Del Rio, Obliged Rooney Rule After Gruden Commitment
Raiders Fired Del Rio, Obliged Rooney Rule After Gruden Commitment

If Gruden had rejected this latest offer, Del Rio would have remained the Raiders head coach with different coordinators under his belt. "Reggie and I come from the same tree in Green Bay", Gruden says. Does Gruden have a lot of pieces in place for a quick turnaround? Kingdon left his scouting position with the Raiders in 2012. The Warriors c...

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  • Sterling scores after 38 seconds, City beats Watford 3-1
Sterling scores after 38 seconds, City beats Watford 3-1

Aguero missed two chances before halftime, and another soon after the break. A former Spain global, Guardiola has previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich , both of whom play in leagues with winter breaks, and he has been a regular critic of England's festive schedule .

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  • Instant analysis of Bills disappointing 10-3 wild-card loss to Jaguars
Instant analysis of Bills disappointing 10-3 wild-card loss to Jaguars

Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions, and Jacksonville won 30-9. I'm really excited about the game. Following the game, Bortles was asked about his stance on Central Florida and their win in the Peach Bowl. Atlanta's Michael Vick also did it against the St. Louis Rams in the 2004 playoffs. "Usually in situations like that when we're up ...

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  • What Jay Bruce signing does for Mets, MLB
What Jay Bruce signing does for Mets, MLB

Bruce's presence provides some insurance in case Conforto isn't ready at the beginning of the season. Bruce is set to rejoin the Mets after spending parts of the past two seasons in NY prior to being traded to the Indians in August of 2017.

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  • NHL All-Star Game: Kopitar, Quick, Doughty selected to participate in Tampa
NHL All-Star Game: Kopitar, Quick, Doughty selected to participate in Tampa

He also leads the league in assists by five over his teammate Claude Giroux . Center Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith missed the All-Star cut after making the game a year ago. Giroux now leads the Flyers in scoring with 52 points (14g-38a) in 42 games, which ties the best start of his National Hockey League career. "It's pretty insan...

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  • Cleveland Browns poach Packers personnel exec Eliot Wolf
Cleveland Browns poach Packers personnel exec Eliot Wolf

On Wednesday, director of football operations Eliot Wolf followed senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith to Cleveland, joining John Dorsey with the Browns. Dorsey has also brought in former co-workers in Kansas City, adding Jimmy Noel as assistant director of pro scouting, Matt Donahoe as a scout and Dan Zegers as personnel coordinator.

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  • PSG 'tell Nantes they can sign Manchester United target Lucas Moura'
PSG 'tell Nantes they can sign Manchester United target Lucas Moura'

The crucial line of the article written by Juliano Costa and Leonardo Lourenço is that: "Behind the scenes in Sao Paulo, the information circulating is that the Brazilian could be on his way to the English club for €25 million". It now remains to be seen if United and PSG can agree terms. PSG need to offload some players in order to meet financ...

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  • Wenger Speaks About A Potential Man City Bidding War For Jonny Evans
Wenger Speaks About A Potential Man City Bidding War For Jonny Evans

Will we be out there to do something? 'I think the best thing is not to talk. The Frenchman refused to confirm whether the Gunners retain an interest in Evans, who first emerged as a target for his side and Premier League pacesetters City during the summer window.

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  • Panthers fire offensive coordinator Mike Shula, QB coach Ken Dorsey
Panthers fire offensive coordinator Mike Shula, QB coach Ken Dorsey

Be careful what you wish for - you might just get it. Panthers fans have been clamoring for offensive coordinator Mike Shula to be fired for years. Under Shula's leadership, the Panthers finished 19th in total offense (323.7), fourth in rushing offense (131.4), 28th in passing (192.3) and 12th in points (22.7) in the 2017 season.

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  • Matsuyama rallies to 4th as Johnson wins Tournament of Champions
Matsuyama rallies to 4th as Johnson wins Tournament of Champions

It took a ideal bounce, a flawless route and some wind to help the ball take off ... but couldn't it just roll a few more feet? "When I'm out there playing the only thing I'm focused on is the shot that I got to hit next". Last season Johnson won four times, marking the best year of his career, and he said in Hawaii that he believed it was possib...

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  • Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots coach, squashes Giants rumors
Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots coach, squashes Giants rumors

Belichick has since restricted Guerrero's access to the team, although he has not barred him from treating Brady and other members of the Patriots. "Again, he's the commissioner", Belichick said. Asked about the reported mandate, Belichick said on Monday, "I haven't read the article". ". Until Monday at the trade deadline - I believe that was Oct...

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  • Anushka Sharma returns from Cape Town to get back to work
Anushka Sharma returns from Cape Town to get back to work

Anushka was targeted for Kohli's failures in the past as well, most notably when he failed in the crucial ICC 2015 World Cup Semi Final game as she was cheering him on from the stands. In this case I'll say - Back to Zero! Happy to be back on the film and back to work with my lovely co actor's and crew! Anand Rai's " Zero ", which brings toge...

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  • Wenger off hook with 3-game ban
Wenger off hook with 3-game ban

Championship outfit Forest will take on Premier League club Arsenal at the City Ground in the third round of the FA Cup later today. Maitland-Niles played at left-back on Wednesday in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea , and Wenger said the 20-year-old may play in his preferred midfield position at the City Ground .

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  • Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas tribute on his ceremony day
Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas tribute on his ceremony day

The Celtics had planned on showing a tribute video in honor of Thomas' service, but he asked the team to postpone it until a later date - preferably one in which he could play with his family in attendance, as he has said. Thomas echoed Ainge's sentiment, saying his little video package won't make the entire night, which deservedly belongs to P...

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  • MPs propose 25p 'latte levy' on coffee cups
MPs propose 25p 'latte levy' on coffee cups

The multi-layer material prevents the cup being recycled in exclusively paper or plastics recycling streams. Less than 1 in 400 are recycled, according to the environmental audit committee of the House of Commons . Simply Cups - the UK's only cup recycling scheme. "The public needs a simple, United Kingdom wide solution, one which is made possib...

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  • Kyle Edmund gets rematch with Grigor Dimitrov in Brisbane quarters
Kyle Edmund gets rematch with Grigor Dimitrov in Brisbane quarters

Dimitrov was roundly applauded by fans and on social media for bounding over the net and sprinting to Edmund's aid after he rolled his ankle late in the third set. "I really hope he gets better". "I probably said it in 2013, and said it probably in 2015, and now I'm saying it again in 2018". Kyrgios was joined in the last four by fellow Austral...

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  • Antonio Conte goes on the attack against 'senile' José Mourinho
Antonio Conte goes on the attack against 'senile' José Mourinho

The gloves are well and truly off now in the escalating row between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte . But when mention was made of the accusations against Conte , Mourinho said: "Did he?" But I don't blame him at all. "Because I don't behave as a clown on the touchline, it means that I lost ...

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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo tops LeBron James in early All-Star voting ballots
Giannis Antetokounmpo tops LeBron James in early All-Star voting ballots

The Greek Freak ranks second in the National Basketball Association in scoring average (29.1), ninth in rebounding (10.3) and 11th in field-goal percentage (54.9). Through 12 days of voting, Embiid has about 60,000 votes on Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis and more than 200,000 on Cavs power forward Kevin Love.

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  • Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open
Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open

The younger Williams sister goes on to say in a statement to media, "My coach and team always said "only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way". Williams is the latest big-name player to withdraw from the year's opening grand slam, which will be played from January 15-28, with Britain's Andy Murray (hip) and Japan's Kei Nishikor...

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  • Spurs Ease Past Swansea As Palace, West Ham Win
Spurs Ease Past Swansea As Palace, West Ham Win

While Harry Kane has dominated headlines with his record-breaking efforts in the Premier League, having scored 39 in 2017 and 56 in total for the year, Son has impressed for Spurs . "The weather was disgusting but we dominated and tried to play football". Mauricio Pochettino has said the brilliance of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kan...

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  • Carson Palmer announces retirement
Carson Palmer announces retirement

Arians finishes his tenure in Arizona with an overall record of 49-30-1. Arians has had health issues in recent years, including treatment for diverticulitis and a successful fight against kidney cancer last off-season. -In the wake of head coach Arians announcing his retirement, Arizona requested interviews with New England defensive coordinat...

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  • Jameis Winston passes Dan Marino for new National Football League record vs. Saints
Jameis Winston passes Dan Marino for new National Football League record vs. Saints

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara each tallied more than 1,500 yards from scrimmage this season, making them the first pair of running back teammates to reach that mark in National Football League history. The Bucs had used all three of their timeouts on the previous New Orleans drive and faced a precarious situation at the two-minute warning. The Bu...

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  • Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders
Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders

Make no mistake about it, the decision to fire Del Rio is strictly about trying to convince Gruden to make a return to Oakland, where he coached before being traded to the Buccaneers . Derek Carr suffered an injury, the whole team basically regressed and the defense did not get any better. The ESPN broadcaster has always been rumored to have an ...

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  • Conte thanks Chelsea for a great 2017 after demolishing Stoke
Conte thanks Chelsea for a great 2017 after demolishing Stoke

Fraser opened the scoring 33 minutes in before Idrissa Gueye equalised for Everton. Antonio Conte's side made the ideal start when German defender Antonio Rudiger rose above three Stoke defenders to head home from Willian's free-kick in the third minute.

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  • Raiders going after Jon Gruden, offer him stake in team
Raiders going after Jon Gruden, offer him stake in team

Mark Davis must really, really want to bring back former head coach Jon Gruden . While he held the job, the Raiders never finished under.500, and made the playoffs during his final two seasons. Yeah, sometimes owners. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. The NFL's finance committee also would have to vet Gruden, but there is no reason to think it w...

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  • Photographer says Twins slugger Miguel Sano assaulted her
Photographer says Twins slugger Miguel Sano assaulted her

Bissen described a struggle with Sano, who was grasping her wrist, as he "leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once". As Sano, his agent and the man who ran the store she worked at walked away, she said, the baseball player "grabbed my wrist and made me go with them".

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  • Dana White is meeting with Floyd Mayweather's team today
Dana White is meeting with Floyd Mayweather's team today

McGregor was thought to fight in March or April once interim champion Tony Ferguson had recovered from surgery. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below! It appears there's still a chance Ferguson will fight around that date, but it might not be the match-up against McGregor.

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  • Shastri urges team to embrace South African challenge
Shastri urges team to embrace South African challenge

However, India has a poor winning record overseas as they are yet to win a Test series in South Africa. India will play three tests beginning on January 5 in Newlands, Cape Town. Kohli, who was away from cricket from after the third Test match against Sri Lanka in December, said it is not hard to switch to cricket. "Switching back to cricket is...

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  • Cleveland Cavs, Nike unveil new on-court threads
Cleveland Cavs, Nike unveil new on-court threads

The NBA collaborated with Nike to add swagger to the game with "City Edition" uniforms that identify with a team's city as well as its fans. Serving as a representation of each team's dynamic and history, the uniforms will feature several different details and elements defining the team's identity.

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