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Chelsea 0-0 Leicester: Blues stars rated and slated

For the first time in the club's history, Chelsea have endured three successive goalless draws after an FA Cup stalemate at Norwich and a League Cup blank against Arsenal . They won't lack for incentive. CHELSEA drew 0-0 at home to Leicester today - here are our player ratings for the Blues. Vardy has been sidelined since picking up a groin problem during Leicester's 2-1 defeat to Li... [Full Article...]

Kevin Sumlin named head coach of Arizona football

Kevin Sumlin named head coach of Arizona football A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin . Sumlin, who was sacked on November 26 after Texas A&M went 7-5 in regular season play this season, takes over for a program that went 7-6 in 2017 and 43-35 during the Rich Rodriguez era. [Full Article...]

Patriots' Matt Patricia reportedly will take Lions coaching job, not Giants

Patriots' Matt Patricia reportedly will take Lions coaching job, not Giants He can not officially accept the job until at least next week as the Patriots will face either the Jaguars or the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Patricia has been the Patriots' defensive coordinator since 2012 and has been particularly successful with a "bend-but-don't-break" style that helped the team win Super Bowls in two of the last three seasons. [Full Article...]

Grace hunting more glory after strong SA Open start

Grace hunting more glory after strong SA Open start South Africa's JC Ritchie, who lipped out for an albatross on the 15th in a closing 65, finished two shots behind Grace in third. The 29-year-old had started his round with a birdie and an eagle to briefly lead, and a four-under 68 completed a decent weekend. [Full Article...]

Vikings Playoff Preview: 3 Keys to Beating the Saints

Vikings Playoff Preview: 3 Keys to Beating the Saints Vikings fans, anecdotally, are treating the upcoming playoffs in one of two ways: They are bravely touting how good their 13-3 team is, or they are nervous about Minnesota blowing a game in an unexpected, painful way. He had a sack and two tackles in his first game against the Vikings this season. Thomas wound up with 104 catches this season, and he caught eight more for 131 yards last week v... [Full Article...]

1B Gonzalez reportedly agrees to deal with Mets

1B Gonzalez reportedly agrees to deal with Mets The Mets won't need to break the bank for Gonzalez. Gonzalez became a free agent after he was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves in a salary-dumping deal then released by the latter club. Bruce started 10 games at first last season, but likely will see most of his action next season in right field with 2017 All-Star Michael Conforto starting in center and Yoenis Cespedes playing left. [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward left out of squad for Bournemouth

The Chile worldwide appeared to be on the verge of joining Manchester City but Man United have swooped in with an improved offer of £25m, according to reports . Arsenal do not yet have an agreement in place to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom . So, when it emerged Sanchez has been left out of the squad, United supporters were quick to express their excitement on Twitter... [Full Article...]

Canadiens' Danault taken off ice on stretcher after Chara shot to head

Canadiens' Danault taken off ice on stretcher after Chara shot to head Sometimes we all get hit somewhere in the upper body. You never want to see anyone get hit in the head or the neck area and get carried off the ice. The incident took place with 1:37 remaining in the second period. Chara understandably was left shaken by the incident and was the first player to have words with Danault as he was taken off the ice. "He was talking to me and responding so that made... [Full Article...]

Markram falls short of century in second India Test

Markram falls short of century in second India Test Before that, Amla had hit five other fours, all beautifully laced with his delicate touch but none quite as delicious to look at. "If you got a wicket then for the next 2-3 overs you could try a little bit and put attacking fields and change up", he said. [Full Article...]

Poch on Kane: It's good that Jimmy's record is so far

Poch on Kane: It's good that Jimmy's record is so far Subs used: Wanyama (5), Sissoko (n/a), Lamela (n/a). Subs used: Lennon (5), Calvert-Lewin (5), Schneiderlin (5). Son later was named man of the match for his performance. Just 29.6% of Everton's Premier League points this season have come away from home (8/27), the lowest ratio in the division. In-form Tottenham are unbeaten in ten Premier League matches at Wembley Stadium ahead o... [Full Article...]

National Basketball Association wrap: LeBron James rips own team as Raptors thrashes Cavs

Stephenson's versatility as a 6-6 swingman with strength gives the Pacers options that coach Nate McMillan may use on the road trip. But an 11-0 start to the second half on Friday kept things more than interesting the rest of the way. But Jordan, who's averaging 11.8 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, actually might be an improvement over him. Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the P... [Full Article...]

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp set for surgery

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp set for surgery Palace could have scored twice more by half-time when Christian Benteke and Sako both narrowly missed, but thereafter Burnley improved. "The only thing that interests me, and I've said it right from the start, is where we are on the final day of May. [Full Article...]

National Football League investigating whether Raiders complied with Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden

National Football League investigating whether Raiders complied with Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden The Raiders last weekend announced they had agreed to terms with Gruden on a contract to become their head coach for a second time. The 53-year-old originally joined Oakland in 2007, serving as the team's offensive line coach in 2007 and the first portion of 2008 before taking over as head coach during the latter season after Lane Kiffin was sacked. [Full Article...]

Never to old to change

Never to old to change Garbine Muguruza is the reigning Wimbledon champion, though her health has been in question at the start of the new year. I really hope to be ready. ICYMI at Australian Open: Best verbal volleys from media day. The good news is that, at the time of writing, Novak Djokovic (dodgy elbow) is still planning on playing and Stan Wawrinka (even dodgier knee) is hoping to do likewise. [Full Article...]

Marquee man Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC's WA debut event

Marquee man Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC's WA debut event After beating Romero at UFC 213 , Whittaker underwent knee surgery and was unable to fight for six months. The nature and extent of his injuries is unclear, but the show will go on. "This card meant so much to me and I'm devastated for not being able to fight". With Rockhold Vs Romero established as the new main event, UFC 221 proceeds with a card that will also feature Mark Hunt Vs Curtis ... [Full Article...]

Heat a factor in del Potro's NZ final loss

Heat a factor in del Potro's NZ final loss Having endured through a marathon semifinal encounter which finished 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 in his favor, Bautista Agut did not seem affected by any form of fatigue as he had the confidence-boosting start to the final, fending off some hard-hitting from del Potro and saving a break point to grab the first hold. [Full Article...]

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama He was released from jail on a $2,500 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor in Alabama. It was also reported he failed a drug test at the Combine, but another report stated his urine sample was dilute - which automatically counts as a positive test. [Full Article...]

Mouinho has 'contempt' for Conte spat

Mouinho has 'contempt' for Conte spat Earlier this week Antonio Conte reiterated his commitment to Chelsea as he insisted he will not walk away from the club at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Chelsea have now drawn their last three games 0-0, and Conte needs to find a solution for his misfiring team. [Full Article...]

Australia recall Cameron White

Australia recall Cameron White White scored 285 runs at an impeccable average of 142.5 in the BBL . Former Australia Twenty20 captain White told RSN Radio this time a year ago: "You can get picked to play for Australia in any format out of the Big Bash, really". Earlier this week, as reported by news.com.au, White wasn't thinking about him being a possible replacement for Lynn, instead aiming to focus on his own game. [Full Article...]

Sanchez future uncertain as United and City circle

I feel I shouldn't say much more than this. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has urged the Premier League champions to complete the signing of Alexis Sanchez this month. Manchester United stepped in the negotiations and are willing to offer more money and a player (believed to be Henrikh Mkhitaryan ) for the Arsenal superstar. [Full Article...]


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