Chelsea eye former Man City star in £50m double raid

Chelsea faced scrutiny in January 2016 after it emerged Burkina Faso global Bertrand Traore played for their under-18s side against Arsenal in 2011 when aged 16, in an apparent breach of Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations.... More..

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Despite Irving's 40 points, Celtics fall
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Despite Irving's 40 points, Celtics fall

Irving (shoulder) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Magic, Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande reports. Aaron Gordon contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds. We just have to play be...More..

LeBron James Says Cavs in 'Strugglesville' After Nearly Blowing Lead to Magic
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

LeBron James Says Cavs in 'Strugglesville' After Nearly Blowing Lead to Magic

The Oklahoma City Thunder (25-20) go on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-17) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET. With two off-days on either side the Cavs game , the Thunder aren't just staying...More..

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale score twice in Real Madrid rout of Depor
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale score twice in Real Madrid rout of Depor

Benzema didn't find the net himself, but with the French striker on the pitch Real Madrid looked more risky, more fluid. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are the most likely destinations for the fi...More..

Utd's Carrick to retire at season's end: Mourinho
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Utd's Carrick to retire at season's end: Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Michael Carrick has accepted a first-team coaching role at Manchester United . Carrick made his debut for West Ham United in 1999 before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2004 and then mov...More..

Mel Kiper justifies low draft grades for Derrius Guice, Arden Key
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Mel Kiper justifies low draft grades for Derrius Guice, Arden Key

The stats aren't kind to Allen, inspiring Kiper's salty comment. Well, one of the foremost experts on the NFL Draft released his first mock draft of 2018 and isn't high on James at all. 27 (Buffalo Bill...More..

by | Monday, January 22, 2018

EPL: Hazard Stars, As Chelsea Cruise Past Brighton

Yet, in the end, their first league win of the year will be remembered most for the exquisitely incisive rat-a-tat of passes which earned Chelsea their 4-0 breathing space. But, during the game, we showed a g...More..

by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Rob Gronkowski injured in Patriots-Jaguars AFC title game

With little time left in the half, Gronkowki headed to the locker room for further evaluation. The Patriots initially ruled him "questionable" to return but downgraded him to out at the start of the fourth ...More..

Memphis Depay Strikes A Wonder Goal In Last Minute vs PSG
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Memphis Depay Strikes A Wonder Goal In Last Minute vs PSG

Unai Emery was already without Brazilian superstar Neymar, who missed the trip to Lyon as a result of a thigh injury. Lyon took an early lead in the second minute via Nabil Fekir's sublime free-kick ...More..

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal to face Marin Cilic in quarterfinals
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal to face Marin Cilic in quarterfinals

Nick Kyrgios boosted hopes of a home victor at the Australian Open by beating his childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round at Melbourne Park. I was feeling super, super hot. I think Kyrgios...More..

Clarkson leads short-handed Lakers to 99-86 win over Pacers
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Clarkson leads short-handed Lakers to 99-86 win over Pacers

Jordan Clarkson's 29 points off the bench for the Lakers led all scorers. As poorly as they had been playing, the Pacers only trailed 85-82 with four minutes to play. "It happens sometimes. It has happened t...More..

Silva sacked by Watford
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Silva sacked by Watford

Premier League club Watford appointed former Malaga coach Javi Gracia as their new manager on Sunday, just hours after sacking Portuguese Marco Silva . Although Watford is midtable with 26 points from 24...More..

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell nearly missed 'entire' walk-through for Jaguars game
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell nearly missed 'entire' walk-through for Jaguars game

The Pittsburgh Steelers shocking loss to the Jacksonville Jagaurs in the AFC Divisional Round has not come without drama. He also oversaw the development of Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell into two of the best...More..

Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov knocks out Nick Kyrgios in epic thriller
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov knocks out Nick Kyrgios in epic thriller

Dimitrov has never won a major, coming closest here previous year before losing a semifinal to Rafael Nadal in five sets, but is enhancing his credentials as a next generation champion. Kyrgios had Dimitrov ...More..

Southampton vs Tottenham, Premier League preview
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Southampton vs Tottenham, Premier League preview

If they can perform like this from until they end of the season then Southampton will have every chance of beating the drop. Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT's Tottenham player ratings . Maur...More..

Buttler hundred palms England ODI collection victory
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Buttler hundred palms England ODI collection victory

It is tempting in retrospect to view the first 22 overs of the England innings as a phony war, a scene-setter for the brilliance to come, but that would be unfair on Australia's reunited seamers Mitchell St...More..

Rory MacDonald Suffers NASTY Leg Injury During Bellator Debut
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Rory MacDonald Suffers NASTY Leg Injury During Bellator Debut

Sonnen registered three takedowns - for a cool $30,000 - and wants his rival to issue a check. Just 39 seconds into Round 1, Davis connected with an explosive spinning back kick to Ian Butler, before finishing ...More..

Jack Del Rio leading candidate to become Giants DC under Pat Shurmur
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Jack Del Rio leading candidate to become Giants DC under Pat Shurmur

In the blink of an eye, Del Rio was out in Oakland, and Jon Gruden was in, ending his three-year run as the man in charge of the Raiders . The New York Giants are expected to reach a deal at some point to ...More..

Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win

Meanwhile England's side remains unchanged from the first two matches of the series. Buttler crashed six fours and four sixes in his knock, reaching fifty from 52 balls before going to three figures in just...More..

Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The club's sporting director Michael Zorc previously criticised Arsenal and Wenger for speaking openly about a player under contract with another team. "But I select the group every week". Sanchez, meanwh...More..

Mkhitaryan Agrees to Sanchez Swap Deal, Set for Arsenal
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Mkhitaryan Agrees to Sanchez Swap Deal, Set for Arsenal

It is understood the wages being demanded by Sanchez would have put him ahead of all City's star players, something the club decided they would not do. It was a pleasure to be with him in Barcelona . "Mkhi is ...More..

Alexis Sanchez left out of Arsenal squad to face Crystal Palace
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Alexis Sanchez left out of Arsenal squad to face Crystal Palace

Wenger has come in for criticism in recent weeks after falling off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification, exiting the FA Cup, and seeing star man Alexis Sanchez move closer to leaving the cl...More..

James Harden returns and helps Rockets get previous Timberwolves
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

James Harden returns and helps Rockets get previous Timberwolves

Harden, who finished with 22 points and eight assists, hit a hard, step back three with the shot clock winding down to give the Rockets a six point lead with 1:10 left to play. By then, with the Golden State ...More..

by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Oklahoma State upsets No 4 Oklahoma in Stillwater

Florida 66, No. 18 Kentucky 64: Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayers contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as the Gators (14-5, 6-1 SEC) ...More..

The Eagles and Vikings are mirror images to each other
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Eagles and Vikings are mirror images to each other

Against the Falcons, the Eagles had 49 yards rushing in the opening quarter but only 47 the rest of the game against Atlanta's ninth-ranked run defense. "They did a great job". Foles was hardly ideal agains...More..

The controversial VAR decision that left Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fuming
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

The controversial VAR decision that left Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fuming

Morata, who only came on in the 81st minute to replace goalscorer Michy Batshuayi , was then sent off just four minutes later after he got a yellow card for simulation and another for protesting with referee ...More..

United target Sanchez remains absent for Arsenal vs Palace
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

United target Sanchez remains absent for Arsenal vs Palace

Nacho Monreal got Arsenal in front with a close-range header in the 6th minute. In fact, he did better than that. However, Leroy Sane set up Aguero seven minutes from time for his and City's third, as the ...More..

by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time to be concerned, very concerned, for Maria Sharapova

However, the numbers did not tell the full story as both players battled extreme heat in Melbourne , the mercury rising to 42 degrees Celsius at times on Rod Laver Arena, conditions they were critical of pos...More..

D'Angelo Russell to return Friday for Nets vs. Heat
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

D'Angelo Russell to return Friday for Nets vs. Heat

He missed a shot on his first possession and went scoreless in his nine first-half minutes, shooting 0-for-3 and recording no rebounds, no assists and two turnovers as the Heat built a 53-43 halftime lead. "A...More..

by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

New England Patriots: 3 Keys to victory against Jacksonville Jaguars

A small sampling of the ego massaging the Patriots have offered the Jaguars ... Top pick Leonard Fournette and second-rounder Cam Robinson, both college stars from National Football League factories, re...More..

National Football League says overseas troops can watch playoff games despite shutdown
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

National Football League says overseas troops can watch playoff games despite shutdown

The shutdown of the government will prevent USA military personnel overseas from watching Sunday's National Football League conference championship games. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and D...More..

3 players to watch in East-West Shrine Game
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

3 players to watch in East-West Shrine Game

Thomas had a respectable senior season in 2017, catching 22 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns. The West squad scored its only other touchdown late in the first quarter off a 68-yard fumble return from...More..

Fernandinho joins Nicolas Otamendi in signing contract extension at Manchester City
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fernandinho joins Nicolas Otamendi in signing contract extension at Manchester City

But the Argentina centre-back is confident City, who hold a 12-point lead over second placed Manchester United , will put that behind them and get back on track when Newcastle visit Eastlands on Saturday. Ho...More..

by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Arsenal 4 Crystal Palace 1: Early blitz means Sanchez is hardly missed

Unbelievably it was 4-0 with 22 minutes played as Jack Wilshere and Ozil exchanged passes to leave Alex Lacazette with the chance to beat Hennessey with a low shot from the edge of the area. - Arsenal are n...More..

Phelps: 'Grateful I didn't take my life'
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Phelps: 'Grateful I didn't take my life'

The 32-year-old also cited the 2012 Olympics as his most hard time: "I didn't want to be in the sport anymore". 'Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression , ' said the go...More..