Valverde explains decision to bench Messi

Head coach Ernesto Valverde sprung a shock before the match by naming Messi among the substitutes, with Paulinho selected in the number 10 role in a robust-looking system. Dybala nearly forced an opener for Juve when he rounded Barca's defence an... More..

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UofL freshman Brian Bowen won't play for Cards
by | Thursday, November 23, 2017

UofL freshman Brian Bowen won't play for Cards

UofL will clear him to contact other schools, the university said. In a written statement, the troubled program announced that Bowen will remain on scholarship but can not practice with the Cards. Cardinals t...More..

Conte wants Premier League fixtures revised
by | Thursday, November 23, 2017

Conte wants Premier League fixtures revised

Ahead of Chelsea's penultimate Champions League group game, away to Qarabag, the home side put together a matchday programme with details of their opposition within - but something didn't look quite right. ...More..

Basel 1-0 Manchester United: Three Things We Learned
by | Thursday, November 23, 2017

Basel 1-0 Manchester United: Three Things We Learned

But while the draw would have been enough for United , their profligacy in the first hour was the reason why they were not already out of sight by the time Basel breached their backline. Both Paul Pogba an...More..

Missouri's Porter Jr. out for season after back surgery
by | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Missouri's Porter Jr. out for season after back surgery

While I know many Missouri fans are disappointed, the most important thing in this whole situation is Porter's health. Microdiscectomy is the typical procedure for a herniated disc and relieves pressure on ...More..

Carragher Thinks Arsenal Are Still The Top Club In North London
by | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Carragher Thinks Arsenal Are Still The Top Club In North London

The Gunners beat Tottenham 2-0 at the Emirates at the weekend to close the gap on their north London rivals to a point in the Premier League . It meant Mauricio Pochettino's side failed to score for th...More..

Barcelona invited to sign Mesut Ozil for £17.7m in January
by | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Barcelona invited to sign Mesut Ozil for £17.7m in January

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo has claimed that club manager Arsene Wenger has sanctioned a January move for the World Cup victor. There is already talk about bringing the likes of Julian Draxler and...More..

Major League Baseball hits Braves with severe sanctions for violating signing rules
by | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Major League Baseball hits Braves with severe sanctions for violating signing rules

The Braves might be the ones who are paying the price, but this is clearly meant as a message from commissioner Rob Manfred, with more and more worldwide players coming into the game. None will be eligible to...More..

Snoop Dogg curses out Trump in heated video defending LaVar Ball
by | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Snoop Dogg curses out Trump in heated video defending LaVar Ball

And yet, here we are! "And LaVar Ball knows there is no better way to troll Trump than by pretending to not know who he is". Many Americans who viewed Ball's Monday night CNN interview expressed feeling...More..

Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba's 'great influence' on Man United
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba's 'great influence' on Man United

Manchester United's win means the gap to league leaders Manchester City has not grown, with the Red Devils still eight points behind Pep Guardiola's Citizens outfit. "Let's see the best decision for Wednesda...More..

Bruce Arians takes full responsibility for Cardinals loss
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bruce Arians takes full responsibility for Cardinals loss

I thought we'd make it", Arians said when asked why go for it. While I expect the Texans to spread the ball around to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, as well as wide receiver Braxton Miller , I believe most of...More..

Patriots and Cowboys make statements regarding Terry Glenn
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Patriots and Cowboys make statements regarding Terry Glenn

Former Ohio State wide receiver Terry Glenn has reportedly passed away at the age of 43. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office said Glenn died shortly before 1 a.m. Glenn joined the Packers for one ...More..

Denver Broncos fire offensive coordinator, former Ute Mike McCoy
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Denver Broncos fire offensive coordinator, former Ute Mike McCoy

Lynch was a first-round draft pick last year, but he was beat out in back-to-back years by Siemian for the starting job. The Broncos would like to conclusively see if Lynch is a bust or a late bloomer before ...More..

Baker Mayfield Reprimanded For Kansas Game Antics
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Baker Mayfield Reprimanded For Kansas Game Antics

Salmons said he took two mid-four-figure bets on Mayfield when he was 7-2 and 5-2 earlier in the season and, overall, the book was looking at a loss if the Sooners quarterback hoists the trophy. Beaty said he h...More..

Donald Trump wants Marshawn Lynch suspended for sitting during anthem
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Donald Trump wants Marshawn Lynch suspended for sitting during anthem

Trump has made it a personal crusade to call out National Football League players who don't stand for the anthem. He stood instead for the Mexican anthem. He previously has slammed players who knelt for disresp...More..

Aaron Jones was arrested and now faces marijuana-related charge
by | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aaron Jones was arrested and now faces marijuana-related charge

When the state trooper approached Jones on the driver's side, he noted the smell of marijuana coming from the auto. Online court records show that on November 15 Jones pleaded not guilty to three misdemea...More..

Sigurdsson credits Everton boss Unsworth for Crystal Palace point
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Sigurdsson credits Everton boss Unsworth for Crystal Palace point

Gylfi Siggurdsson played in striker Oumar Niasse after a mistake from Scott Dann , and he punished them with a calm finish. "We shouldn't give the referee that opportunity to give them a penalty to be hone...More..

Mourinho rages at FA after Jones had six injections
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Mourinho rages at FA after Jones had six injections

The central defender had already come off after an hour of United's Champions League match against Benfica and missed their last league fixture, against Chelsea, and Mourinho said: "Look, I expect that every pl...More..

Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games

The Olympic debutants were inspiration for the comedy film Cool Runnings (1993), one of the most popular sports films of recent decades. This week, the Nigerian women's bobsled team made history by qualif...More..

Eagles Strengthen Grip on NFC With Dominant Performance Against Cowboys
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Eagles Strengthen Grip on NFC With Dominant Performance Against Cowboys

Then the Eagles turned on the jets and throttled the Cowboys 30-0 in the second half. Jay Ajayi looked right at home busting open a 71-yard run, the longest of his National Football League career in the thi...More..

Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: 'What he did in LA was terrifying'
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: 'What he did in LA was terrifying'

The good news: No team is as stingy defensively as Boston, which has held opponents under 100 points in 12 of its past 14 games. Robert Covington and JJ Redick contributed 20 apiece, and Dario Saric had 13 poin...More..

Fiji send New Zealand tumbling out of World Cup
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Fiji send New Zealand tumbling out of World Cup

Apisai Koroisau gave them a 2-0 half-time lead with his 14th minute penalty and the Kiwis already looked to be in trouble. New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson levelled up the scores from the kicking tee five m...More..

Every single Everton player must emulate Oumar Niasse - David Unsworth
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Every single Everton player must emulate Oumar Niasse - David Unsworth

Asked about a potential move to Everton, Silva said: "It's for the board, the owners to talk to each other about the situation". Marco Silva has revealed that Watford will decide whether or not he can joi...More..

Dolphins love playing for QB Matt Moore, who sparks another comeback
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Dolphins love playing for QB Matt Moore, who sparks another comeback

Jay Cutler said concussions are something he knows have to be taken seriously, and that he knows they can get trickier to deal with over time. Moore completed 17 of 28 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown af...More..

Candidates to replace Jim Mora
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Candidates to replace Jim Mora

Jim Mora's almost-six-year tenure as UCLA's head football coach ended abruptly Sunday, when when the school's athletic director said "the past two seasons have not met expectations" and fired him. Mora's sta...More..

Giants Beat Slumping Chiefs in OT, 12-9
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Giants Beat Slumping Chiefs in OT, 12-9

The calls for a quarterback change for the Kansas City Chiefs appear premature. Kansas City is a much better team than the Giants, and the Chiefs will win. Fortunately, they're facing a bad New York Giants ...More..

Saints rally late, beat Redskins in OT
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Saints rally late, beat Redskins in OT

Kirk Cousins had taken a series of shots all game from an aggressive Saints defense that blew some coverages, and he made them pay a few times in a 322-yard, three-TD afternoon. He did it again on the next pla...More..

Chargers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Bills
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

Chargers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Bills

Once Buffalo finally succumbed to the obvious egregious mistake which was laid bare before them via Peterman's destroyed confidence and put their regular starting QB in Tyrod Taylor in the game, they began ...More..

The inevitable LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump war of words is here
by | Monday, November 20, 2017

The inevitable LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump war of words is here

Ball's son, LiAngelo, along with two other members of the UCLA basketball team, were arrested on November 7 for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store, and detained in China for questioning...More..

UFC fighters involved in assault with 'boomerang' at Sydney hotel
by | Sunday, November 19, 2017

UFC fighters involved in assault with 'boomerang' at Sydney hotel

That really upset a lot of Brazilian fighters, and it's nearly guaranteed this assault from Werdum was related to those comments. Bunch of filthy animals. Werdum gave an inteview with Brazil's UOL and said Covi...More..