by | February 04, 2017 | 00:39

If Ireland can keep a fully fit squad there is a very good chance they can win. It is Scotland coach Vern Cotter's last Championships in charge of the team after it was announced he would be replaced by Gregor Townsend in the summer. Edinburgh based daily, The Scotsman did a breakdown of the Scotland team and they believe that if the pack can gain some traction, then their talented back line could do damage to opposition sides.

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:43

When Lampard called time on his glittering 21-year career on Thursday, the 38-year-old was typically gracious and humble about his remarkable journey. His retirement statement was full of thanks - for West Ham, the club which gave him his debut in 1996, City, but most notably Chelsea. Clement, who replaced former Swansea boss Bob Bradley following a run of seven defeats in 11 games, said he had consulted Lampard before taking the job.

by | January 31, 2017 | 00:44

They put four past Championship side Wigan Athletic, a scoreline that frankly flattered the home side but will have done plenty for the morale of some of Jose Mourinho's squad players. And Manchester United boss Mourinho has discussed the Chinese Super League - revealing he has already snubbed an offer to join their football revolution.

by | January 29, 2017 | 00:43

As of Thursday, USA TODAY reports the connection between the Clippers and Anthony has "strong interest" from Los Angeles. On Wednesday, ESPN reported the New York Knicks contacted the Cleveland Cavaliers about a possible swap of Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love, which the defending National Basketball Association champs rebuffed.

by | January 28, 2017 | 00:34

They were successful in checking India's formidable batting line-up. Virat Kohli believes Suresh Raina still has plenty to offer India in the shorter formats but said it is up to him to prove he can still cut it at global level ahead of the Twenty20 series with England .

by | January 27, 2017 | 00:45

Surging to a strong 100 runs off of 121 deliveries - a maiden century for his ODI career, Head paired up with Warner for a powerful 284-run partnership - the best by any side on the first wicket against Pakistan in all ODI matches and also the highest ever Australian opening partnership in an ODI on any cricket ground, ever.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:37

Real have won their last six at the Bernabeu, but the last five of these have been against sides now in the bottom-seven and prior to that they'd only edged out Bilbao 2-1 and drawn against Eibar and Villarreal. "He is also upset as he wanted to be back". Sociedad, meanwhile, have won four of their last five in the league and are up to 5th, level on points with Atletico but trailing them on goal difference.

by | January 25, 2017 | 09:20

Lucic-Baroni will play either six-time Open champion Serena Williams or rising British star Johanna Konta on Thursday for a place in the title match. "I can't believe this, this is insane", said Lucic-Baroni. Lucic-Baroni held serve, then broke Pliskova, who hammered a backhand and a forehand well out. She won the Australian Open doubles title with Martina Hingis in 1998.

by | January 25, 2017 | 09:21

Johnny Manziel dove head first into the world of social media again on Monday, but then quickly exited, seemingly permanently. On Jan. 19, Manziel opened up on Twitter about some of his personal issues. "S-t will drive you insane, lead the country and let them hate ". Shortly after the second comment about "Super Bowl Selfies" Manziel's account was ghosted.

by | January 24, 2017 | 02:59

Busquets had to be stretchered off in Barça's 4-0 LaLiga win at Ipurúa on Sunday after an ill-timed, studs-up challenge by Gonzalo Escalante early in the first half. Eibar's Adrian had a goal disallowed for offside before Luis Suarez scored after dispossessing Florian Lejeune and running through to score. Sevilla is second on 42 points, while Atletico Madrid faltered again despite a brilliant strike from Antoine Griezmann earning it a 2-2 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

by | January 24, 2017 | 00:39

It's the first time since 2002 that the top two seeds in the men's draw haven't reached the Australian Open quarterfinals, and the first time at a Grand Slam since the French Open in 2004. "It was really special, beating the No.1 on any stage and any place is great", the American said. Of her 30 winners, 13 came from her dominant wing - nearly double Kerber's total victor count.

by | January 24, 2017 | 00:38

Fleetwood finished one ahead of Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazabal, with Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bernd Wiesberger and Martin Kaymer a further stroke back. I always think that your first golf coach is a little like your first love; they know about your game and how you have developed better than anyone else.

by | January 24, 2017 | 00:39

That same morning around 3:00 am, third baseman Andy Marte also died in a vehicle accident in the municipality of Pimentel, from Duarte province. Ventura went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues, and helped the long-downtrodden Royals reach the World Series for the first time since 1985.

by | January 23, 2017 | 00:52

The round improved Hadwin 48 places from his 36 hole position and sets him up for his first PGA Tour victory in his 73rd start at this level. Hadwin matched David Duval's tournament record, a 13-under 59 on the Arnold Palmer Private Course in the final round of his 1999 victory.

by | January 22, 2017 | 00:43

Last year, at the Indian Wells, the two played a match together, where Zverev lost as well. It's happened to me a lot and sometimes you can get through it if you keep working. Next up for Istomin is the victor of Grigor Dimitrov vs. Richard Gasquet , a match that was pushed well into Sunday morning due to the length of Nadal-Zverev and Daria Gavrilova's win over Timea Baczinsky.

by | January 21, 2017 | 00:37

Because it was a defensive massacre, with Tom getting sacked three times. "Let's just say that and I'd be more anxious about just trying to celebrate with my teammates and keeping it internal". ET to decide who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl . While these two teams haven't played each other in the playoffs since the 2004 AFC title game, both teams remain two of the most consistent units in the NFL.

by | January 20, 2017 | 00:42

However, Peterson also added, "I'm just throwing random names out there". Although Peterson named Minnesota as his "first choice" of teams to play for next season, he did, however, name a handful of teams that he wouldn't mind lending his services to if not the Vikings.

by | January 18, 2017 | 01:13

The Silver Arrows have been hunting for someone to replace Nico Rosberg since his shock retirement at the end of last season and Bottas was understood to be their top target. "Felipe has always been a much-loved member of the Williams family, and having the opportunity to work with him again is something we all look forward to", said Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal of Williams Martini Racing .

by | January 14, 2017 | 00:32

West Ham are adament that Payet will not be sold during this transfer window despite his refusal to play for the club again. "We are not going to sell him", Bilic said during his press conference on Thursday morning. The club have underperformed this season however, and are 13th in the Premier League table having expected to push on from finishing seventh last season.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:36

The Pittsburgh Steelers are riding high following Sunday's 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins. He was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, public drunkenness, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Officer Abel said he pulled Porter away from the doorman. "I never touched you". The Steelers had no immediate comment on the withdrawal of the charges.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:30

Of course, the Texans will need to score at least a couple of touchdowns to give themselves a chance, too, but they looked much better last week in a 27-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. Tom Brady, who turns 40 this August, has a 22-9 postseason record and has won more playoff games at quarterback than any other player in National Football League history.

by | January 11, 2017 | 00:33

Gaudreau has 10 goals and 17 assists so far this season. Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko becomes the first to be selected for three straight All-Star games for St. Tarasenko's 20 goals in 40 games is on pace to match, or better his 40-goal season a year ago. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is the Atlantic Division captain, and Connor McDavid will captain the Pacific Division All-Stars.

by | January 08, 2017 | 00:37

With that said, Reed could emerge down the stretch with the Heat clearly tanking. Johnson and Randle exchanged harsh words moments after Dragic and Clarkson were tossed, but the big men were kept apart. Check back before Sunday's game for confirmation. The Lakers did this against a Heat team that was playing without forward Justise Winslow (right shoulder) and starting center Whiteside (retinal contusion in right eye).

by | January 05, 2017 | 01:38

Former Derby County boss Clement has been in talks with Swansea to become the troubled Welsh club's third manager of a hard season at the Liberty Stadium. The challenge for Clement now is to turn an undeniable coaching pedigree into positive results as the successor to Bradley, who lasted less than three months at Swansea.

by | January 05, 2017 | 01:38

If the Crimson Tide lose, though, Saban's decision to remove Kiffin will be a dominant storyline from the title game. Somehow, through a 14-0 season, Saban will have two offensive coordinators from the unforeseen Los Angeles-Tuscaloosa pipeline, and two coordinators who share the distinction of having been fired by former Southern California athletic director Pat Haden: Kiffin at a private Los Angeles airport after a loss in late September 2013, and Sarkisian by email in a mid-October 2015 ...

by | January 05, 2017 | 01:38

The Blues ended Tottenham's unbeaten run earlier this season, when the teams met for the first time since Spurs saw their title hopes evaporate at Stamford Bridge in May. But to beat Chelsea , quite simply, you have to be a good team on a roll. Spurs almost broke the deadlock after 23 minutes when N'Golo Kante's wayward pass found Christian Eriksen, who curled one inches wide of the upright from 20-yards out.

by | January 04, 2017 | 00:36

Though Giroud took personal pride in his exploits he admitted that the Gunners had made it needlessly hard for themselves with a poor defensive display in the first 58 minutes, when Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser all took advantage of defensive lapses.

by | January 02, 2017 | 00:34

After finishing with a 26-21 record in three seasons as the Eagles' head coach, Kelly was let go before the last game of the 2015 season. The 49ers, who are also expected to fire Kelly, will have their fourth coach in four seasons in 2017 - and consecutive one-and-done coaches.

by | January 01, 2017 | 00:41

He ended his college career as the Orange Bowl MVP after recording 207 total yards in a 33-32 victory over MI on Friday night. After running for 228 yards in Florida State's first three games of the season, Cook exploded over the last 10, only failing to break the 100-yard mark once.

by | January 01, 2017 | 00:36

Welterweight fighter Alex Garcia was another recipient of the "Performance of the Night" bonus, taking home $50,000 after knocking out Mike Pyle with a devastating blow to the head in the first round. Her opponent is current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes . "She also said something like this is one of my last ones, and whenever a fighter even hints that this might be the last one, they're one foot in, one foot out, or both feet out", he said.