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Manchester United 'increasingly confident' of signing Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal line-up replacement Manchester United 'increasingly confident' of signing Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal line-up replacement
- January 14, 2018

It was hard for him because he was on standby a little bit", he said. Earlier today Arsene Wenger claimed a deal could complete within 48 hours. Asked if Sanchez's exit was imminent, Wenger said: 'Yes, don't read too much in it because even I don't know which way it will go. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp raves about 'unbelievably important' Liverpool FC star Jurgen Klopp raves about 'unbelievably important' Liverpool FC star
- January 14, 2018

The spotlight will be on Virgil van Dijk and his first outing in a Liverpool shirt, if Klopp does hand him a start. Liverpool agreed a £75m deal to bring Southampton centre back Virgil van Dijk to Anfield, in a move that could be crucial in solving the team's defensive woes - but Dunphy thinks that Klopp's side is still lacking quality in a crucial area. (more...)
High Flying City Meet High Scoring Liverpool In The Premier League Today High Flying City Meet High Scoring Liverpool In The Premier League Today
- January 14, 2018

A great deal can change in 12 months though. Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer believes the Reds can get at City's defence. The draw at the Etihad in August turned out to be another false dawn. "It's more exciting for everyone when you have two top teams who try to attack and try to create chances". Mohamed Salah was the most-selected Liverpool player. (more...)
Arsenal fans want Wenger out after latest loss Arsenal fans want Wenger out after latest loss
- January 14, 2018

And Malcom recently revealed via his own Instagram that he was taking steps to learn English, which certainly suggests he is ready to jump ship. "He's being vague, we have left him at home because of the situation", Wenger told Sky Sports. (more...)
Aubameyang dropped from Borussia Dortmund squad for disciplinary reasons Aubameyang dropped from Borussia Dortmund squad for disciplinary reasons
- January 14, 2018

If he does not want to be there, then we'll turn to someone else who is fully focused on playing. "He said he forgot but we all know that's not the case". Wenger has been promised a high-quality replacement in January by the club's board, and Aubameyang - who was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season - would fit the bill. (more...)
RB Le'Veon Bell To Receive Franchise Tag From Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell To Receive Franchise Tag From Steelers
- January 14, 2018

The Steelers are likely to give a franchise tag to Bell for a second time this season, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. While running backs tend to decline earlier than other position players, he's only 25 years old and has shown no signs of slowing down. (more...)
Is Arsenal's Mesut Ozil desperate to sign for Manchester United?
- January 14, 2018

Fellow Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil is also out of contract in the summer and has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford. "In relation to Alexis Sanchez I don't say a word, the only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player", said Mourinho. (more...)
Vikings activate Sam Bradford off injured reserve
- January 14, 2018

The Star Tribune is reporting that Teddy Bridgewater will still be Case Keenum's backup QB. Bradford was placed on injured reserve after undergoing knee surgery on November 7. The 30-year-old sustained a knee injury during that contest and struggled in a brief comeback attempt against the Chicago Bears in Week 5 before being shut down for the rest of the regular season. (more...)
As Ravichandran Ashwin Wreaks South Africa, Twitter Celebrates As Ravichandran Ashwin Wreaks South Africa, Twitter Celebrates
- January 14, 2018

South Africa finished on 269 for six. After Keshav Maharaj (18) was out when he edged Mohammed Shami to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel , the 100th wicket in Test cricket for the seamer, India contrived to drop three catches in two balls. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois criticises Chelsea fans for booing in Leicester draw Thibaut Courtois criticises Chelsea fans for booing in Leicester draw
- January 14, 2018

The Chelsea manager admitted that the strains of the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal at home had taken its toll on his players. "It doesn't help when the fans boo and whistle after each misplaced pass", Courtois said. It's important that the fans must know that we want to play out from the back. "For sure Vardy is a really good player and I don't like to speak about players of other teams, but in this case we are not talking about transfer market'". (more...)
Patriots DC Matt Patricia Expected To Be Named Lions Head Coach Patriots DC Matt Patricia Expected To Be Named Lions Head Coach
- January 14, 2018

The next head coach of the New York Giants will reportedly come from a group of three National Football League assistants with teams in the playoffs: New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia , Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur . (more...)
Knicks Rumors: NY to Waive Ramon Sessions; Sign Trey Burke Knicks Rumors: NY to Waive Ramon Sessions; Sign Trey Burke
- January 14, 2018

The reserve PG will still get paid for the remainder of the season. Burke can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues. Sources said he will sign a deal for the rest of the season Sunday. NY has spent the first 42 games of the 2017-18 regular season with a balance between veteran experience and long-term potential at the point guard position. (more...)
Nadal and Djokovic could well be favourites in Melbourne, says Federer Nadal and Djokovic could well be favourites in Melbourne, says Federer
- January 14, 2018

Veteran Venus Williams could see this as her chance to notch up an eighth Grand Slam, and the number two seed will be looking to go one better from past year, when she lost to her sister in the final . Federer said: "I mean, for me it was a coincidence, you know". "They spent a lot of hours analyzing my serve". I have delayed my retirement to take in the Australian Open because I love the event so much. (more...)
Eddie Howe: Bournemouth found inner strength to beat Arsenal
- January 14, 2018

Hector Bellerin assisted by Alex Iwobi opened scoring for Arsenal in the 52nd minute. Alexis Sanchez's omission from the matchday squad had sparked rumours of an impending move to Manchester United and Arsene Wenger admitted as much in his pre-match press conference as the Chilean winger inched toward the end of a six-month-long saga. (more...)
Josh McDaniels leaning toward Colts HC job Josh McDaniels leaning toward Colts HC job
- January 14, 2018

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, McDaniels has informed potential assistant coaches of his plans to become a head coach after his season with the New England Patriots ends. The offensive coordinator is one of the hottest names out there and has been tied to the Colts previously , primarily due to the notion he could get Andrew Luck back on track - assuming Luck ever gets fully healthy again , of course. (more...)
Manchester City Preparing to Move on from Alexis Sánchez
- January 14, 2018

Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders are reported to be unwilling to go beyond £20m, given they could get former Barcelona man Sanchez for nothing when his contract expires in the summer. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has conceded Alexis Sanchez could leave this month as long as he can bring in a replacement as he prepares for life after the Chile global. (more...)
United want Sanchez AND Ozil
- January 14, 2018

There was also a feeling within Old Trafford that Arsenal , and manager Arsene Wenger , would not sanction a sale to United and Mourinho due to the embarrassment caused by Robin van Persie's success in a United shirt following his move there in 2012 and, perhaps more significantly, the long-running tension between Mourinho and Wenger. (more...)
Eagles Armchair: The Rebirth of Nick Foles Eagles Armchair: The Rebirth of Nick Foles
- January 14, 2018

The absence of their injured leader Wentz - the man who had guided the Eagles to an 11-2 start stood by on the sidelines, watching with one crutch under his right arm - would not dampen the feisty spirit of the Philadelphia fans, who withstood subfreezing temperatures to witness the team's first divisional round run since the 2008 season. (more...)
Coach Wenger plans for life after Sanchez
- January 14, 2018

Sanchez finds himself in the last six months of his contract at the Emirates with Manchester United , Manchester City and PSG among the favourites to secure his signature this January or in the summer. " His situation is not decided one way or the other so I left him at home", said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger . "You might think his behaviour this season has been petulant, selfish, arrogant; but to me that suggests he's a frustrated victor who is desperate for trophies", Parker said. (more...)
Vikings activate Bradford, Bridgewater will reportedly be No. 2 Vikings activate Bradford, Bridgewater will reportedly be No. 2
- January 14, 2018

Bradford hasn't played since Week 5 when he re-aggravated a knee injury suffered Week 1. To clear a roster spot, the Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter . Keenum completed 67% of his passes this season, throwing for over 3,500 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Star Tribune has reported that Bridgewater is expected to be the backup, though. (more...)
Vikings Begin Playoff Run Vikings Begin Playoff Run
- January 14, 2018

The black and gold will face the Vikings Sunday at 3:40 p.m. on FOX . Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP with the Vikings , was shipped to Arizona during New Orleans' bye week. You realize just how hard it is to get there and then win it when you do. He never took a snap. Notable free agents Spielman signed were quarterback Case Keenum , running back Latavius Murray and left tackle Riley Reiff. (more...)
Sam Bradford Activated Ahead of Vikings' Playoff Game vs. Saints Sam Bradford Activated Ahead of Vikings' Playoff Game vs. Saints
- January 14, 2018

The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter to make room for Bradford. Bradford hasn't played in a game since then, and went on injured reserve November 8 after having his third operation on his left knee the day before. That gives Minnesota four quarterbacks on its 53-man roster - Keenum, Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and rookie Kyle Sloter, who has yet to appear in a game. (more...)
Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller
- January 14, 2018

It most certainly didn't go that way. They continued to chip away a bit at Cleveland's lead and managed to cut the deficit to 58-44 at the end of the second quarter. Indeed, Stephenson - whom the Cavs could have signed last season to a 10-day contract after working him out in a midseason free agent minicamp - put up 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists off the bench. (more...)
Joshua-Parker unification fight set for March 31 Joshua-Parker unification fight set for March 31
- January 14, 2018

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. "You never really can tell what sort of weight [Joshua is] going to be, but I know Joseph Parker will definitely be coming in a little lighter than he was for the Hughie Fury fight". (more...)
Record-breaking Kane fires Tottenham past Everton Record-breaking Kane fires Tottenham past Everton
- January 14, 2018

The Tottenham striker broke Teddy Sheringham's record of 97 goals in the Premier League, making him the club's all-time scorer in the top-flight. Everton, which had a headed goal by Wayne Rooney disallowed when it was 0-0, hasn't won any of its last five games in the league. (more...)
Rescue workers hoping for miracles after California mudslide Rescue workers hoping for miracles after California mudslide
- January 14, 2018

Bleckel was among those on the "missing" list that shrank from 43 on Thursday evening to seven just 24 hours later, although there was some confusion over the number because two of the missing had the same name. "My sister was such a good person, she only thought of others to the point that she would cry with you when you were hurt or sick", said Jennifer Ramos, Marilyn Ramos' sister. (more...)
Pacers stay perfect against Cleveland, rally back to win 97-95 Pacers stay perfect against Cleveland, rally back to win 97-95
- January 14, 2018

Fred VanVleet came off the bench with 22 points , including 6 of 8 from three-point range, as Toronto dropped Cleveland 133-99 on Thursday night. No one expected the Indiana Pacers to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs last season. (more...)
Jose Mourinho gives injury update of Zlatan Ibrahimovic Jose Mourinho gives injury update of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- January 14, 2018

United were expected to be relatively quiet in the current window, but have unexpectedly launched a move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in a bid to snatch him from under the noses of Manchester rivals, Man City. "Our squad was built not to have new players in January, we build a squad with this idea, with this philosophy that I share with Mr Woodward and the owners, normally the investment is to be made in the summer", Mourinho said. (more...)
India vs South Africa: Host to bat first in second Test India vs South Africa: Host to bat first in second Test
- January 14, 2018

India 28/1 in the 10th over. And then right after that, Cheteshwar Pujara is run-out for 0. At stumps on day one , South Africa were 269/6, thanks to a seriously classy 94 from Aiden Markram on his own patch and a meticulous 82 from Hashim Amla . (more...)
Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea
- January 14, 2018

We can cause them problems. "We don't believe a lot in the January market", Mourinho said. "It's the same for me [contempt for the situation]". Here are how the players faired in the game. N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater played in 37 and 35 league matches respectively for Leicester during the club's 2015-16 title-winning season. However, their comments have acquired more bite lately, beginning when Mourinho implied that Conte was a "clown" for his dramatic touchline celebrations, ... (more...)

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