He went on to praise Jurgen Klopp for his impact at Liverpool , stating that the purchase of Virgil van Dijk would make the Reds very tough. Guardiola, though, wants nothing to distract his players as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League visit to Liverpool , and continue their pursuit of four trophies.
The University of Arizona appears to have found its next football coach. Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo was rumored to be in the mix, but has reportedly removed himself from contention. He posted a 51-26 record across six seasons at Texas A&M prior to being fired at the end of the 2017 campaign, a firing which we didn't completely agree with at the time.
Wing-back, Hector Bellerin put the Gunners ahead early in the second half. However, Bournemouth produced a dramatic turnaround; first equalising in the 70th minute through Callum Wilson , who beat Petr Cech to the ball and slammed it home after an inviting cross from Ryan Fraser .
Manchester City were thought to be the favourites, however, the Red Devils have swooped in and are prepared to meet Arsenal's £30m valuation, as well as paying Sanchez an enormous financial package. So whilst Manchester City remain favourites, Manchester United can not be discounted from pulling off a transfer coup not seen since... they stole Romelu Lukaku from under the noses of Chelsea last summer.
Callum Wilson has urged his Bournemouth teammates to use their surprise 2-1 win against Arsenal as a platform to end any thoughts of Premier League relegation. Theo Walcott is another Arsenal player poised to leave this month, with Everton manager Sam Allardyce revealing on Friday that they are hopeful of sealing a permanent deal.
The striker joined the club from Stoke City in a cut-price £5million deal last summer. The 27-year-old turned and shot past Łukasz Fabianski after Ayoze Perez delivered a low cross into the box. "Could Joselu score more goals? Yes". "Still he can improve things, but in terms of mentality, character, he is someone who is going in the right direction and that is the main thing for us and the club because you don't have too many centre-backs around with this presence and this character.
Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker in a heavyweight title unification fight on March 31 in Cardiff. "It was gruelling, it was interesting, and we both left the ring with masses of respect", Joshua said. He clearly showed he could, against Klitschko, but he also struggled to hold off the much older Klitschko at times in that fight. It's the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain and it's a classic matchup between two young, fast, ...
Yes, Rapoport provides an update from the Lions' perspective as well, and it's mostly good news for Lions fans hopeful Matt Patricia is the team's next head coach. He has his quarterback set in Matthew Stafford , potentially in an offense Stafford feels comfortable with if Patricia chooses to retain offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.
The news was broken by college football reporter Bruce Feldman , and Navy announced Sunday that Niumatalolo would be back ( via CBS Sports ). Despite his rushing prowess, Tate expressed dismay with the thought of running Niumatalolo's triple-option offense.
India are three-time champions, the last triumph coming in 2014. They hurried the Aussie batsmen into playing false strokes and nipped out three wickets each. The middle order batsmen lost their wickets, trying to accelerate the run-rate as Himanshu Rana (14) and Anukul Roy (6) fell cheaply. Australia U19 squad: Jason Sangha (NSW, captain), Will Sutherland (VIC, vice captain), Xavier Bartlett (QLD), Max Bryant (QLD), Jack Edwards (NSW), Zak Evans (VIC), Jarrod Freeman (TAS), Ryan Hadley ...
Keenum is making his first playoff start and they don't need him forcing passes early in the game. The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at Chicago on October 9 and returned to practice last week after recovering from a left knee injury.
Wenger, whose side are sixth in the Premier League table, confirmed before kick-off at Dean Court that he remained unsure on Sanchez's future. Sky Sports News understands United are interested in beating local rivals Manchester City to the signing of Sanchez this month, and it emerged on Friday that City are not prepared to pay Arsenal's £35m valuation .
The Mets won't need to break the bank for Gonzalez. While the club already has an established first baseman in 22-year-old Dominic Smith , there's no question that they could use the veteran leadership and career.288 bat Gonzalez brings to the table.
The injury occurred with 1:37 left in the second period - prompting the officials to end the frame early and have both teams play the 1:37 of game time after the second intermission. You never want to see anyone get hit in the head or the neck area and get carried off the ice. It was the 11th goal of the season for Pacioretty, who has scored in each of the last three games.
PACERS 97, CAVALIERS 95: Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and IN rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit at Indianapolis . One of the downfalls of Cleveland during that quarter was their 32 percent shooting from the field, while their defense allowed IN to hit for five 3-pointers.
That goal saw Kane equal Sheringham's tally and the England striker broke it 12 minutes later when he prodded the ball past Jordan Pickford from close range for his latest landmark display of the season. Cenk Tosun had a forgettable debut for Everton but if he is worth £27million - after scoring goals in Turkey - you have to wonder how much Son is worth.
February 2017: Mourinho tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League , but not without calling them "a very defensive team who win the title with counter-attack and set-piece goals , so I don't think they will let it slip but football is football".
Everton's players should not need reminding of their responsibilities on social media, according to manager Sam Allardyce . Inexplicably, Son is one of the most under-rated stars in English football and even at Spurs , he is not one of the club's A-listers, lagging behind Kane , Dele Alli , Christian Eriksen and keeper Hugo Lloris.
At a general level, what I can say is that myself and the Manchester United board, we do not believe a lot in the January market. Wenger said: "Of course I want a quick resolution". But he said, "A bidding war is always beneficial to the club who can take advantage of it, but we are not in that". Everyone is onto what you are trying to do in the market, and buying the best players costs an very bad lot of money.
Brady wrote in The Sun: " Liverpool's American owners will decide whether Jurgen Klopp can spend the Coutinho cache, which will be paid £106m up front with add-ons to come". I don't want to sound disrespectful because I really liked him; he was five years here and since I came in he was always in the dressing room. Barcelona agreed to sign the Brazilian star Coutinho from Liverpool for 160 million euros in the third richest deal of all time after Paris Saint Germain's Neymar ...
He added: "To hear the coach saying, "Don't worry, I'll step down in a couple of years" time', I felt very uneasy about hearing that". I'd say, if anything, the formats are getting further and further apart. "They don't have as many changes as we have from Tests to one-dayers so they'll probably be up on the confidence of the Ashes win". The hosts posted 304 for eight after being sent in by Eoin Morgan , Aaron Finch leading the way with 107 - his third ODI ton against England at the MCG.
That was his last competitive action as he missed warm-up events in Abu Dhabi and Brisbane and only returned for the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament on January 9, in which he lost in straight sets to Richard Gasquet. Cabrera was awarded a wildcard into the Australian Open draw last week and the world No.152 will chase her first win on Australian soil this summer when she faces off with world No.71 Maia.
Walton has undergone some heavy criticism over the last handful of weeks as the father of his point guard, Lonzo Ball , claimed that he had lost control of the team. They had a 35-8 edge on the break this time, and Ball's 11 assists were his most since the rookie sustained a shoulder injury that sidelined him for six games.
Down one with 45.2 seconds left, it looked like Toronto was off to the races after second-year center Jakob Poeltl blocked Curry's shot at the rim, and the Raptors were going to be able to head the other way with an odd-man advantage. But the Raptors are a prideful group and credit Toronto for mounting a fight in the third quarter, cutting the Warriors' 27-point halftime lead into single digits and then making it interesting when the Raps cut it to four with 6:30 remaining thanks to a 14-0 ...
Arsenal are fully aware that replacing a player of Sanchez's calibre is no easy feat, especially considering his importance to the club. "I don't know if it is ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs", Mourinho told reporters ahead of Monday's Premier League meeting with managerless Stoke City .
The Falcons will receive the kickoff to start the third quarter. Philadelphia kicker Jake Elliott hit a 53-yard field goal to get the Eagles to within a point of the Falcons at halftime, with the visitors claiming a 10-9 lead. Julio Jones made some big plays, but couldn't make the play when it mattered to convert a second fourth-down conversion that would've likely won the game.
Liverpool had agreed a £48 million plus deal last August but Leipzig were eager to hang on to the 22-year-old for the duration of the season, unless the Merseyside club parted ways with an extra £13 million sweetener fee in January. In one article, Bild repeated that stance several times, and it's believed Keita's concentration is drifting more towards Liverpool, meaning Leipzig are less determined to keep him.
But stories broke ahead of Mourinho's Friday media briefing that City were unwilling to meet Arsenal's £ 35m asking price for Sanchez, opening up the prospect of a lucrative switch to Old Trafford for the Chile global. "What we believe is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try". "Honestly I can not tell you much more at the moment about this situation, because nothing is really concrete at the moment".
They're in the same half of the draw - along with No. 4 Alexander Zverev , No. 5 Dominc Thiem, No. 7 David Goffin and No. 9 Stan Wawrinka , the 2014 Australian Open victor who is also returning from injury. Thiem, who pulled out of the warm-up Qatar Open ahead of his semi-final with flu, finished 2017 by making his second appearance at the ATP Finals in London.
In 2018 IPL auctions, there will be a total of 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players including 778 Indian players. Some 1,122 players will be on the auction block for the eight teams to bid for. From the Caribbean, Dwayne Bravo , Carlos Braithwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder would be the most sought after players in the IPL 2018 auction.
Both Burkhead and Gillislee are out with knee injuries. The 27-year-old, who rushed for 264 yards and five touchdowns this season, told reporters Thursday that he was "excited" about the prospect of returning against the Titans. Burkhead missed the final two games of the regular season, and Gillislee sat out Week 17, in addition to spending most of the second half of the season as a healthy scratch.
This might be hard as Brandon Graham is still dealing with a high ankle injury that is said to still be keeping him ginger while putting weight on it. Backup Nick Foles has been a starter in the playoffs before and has proven at times to be a good NFL Quarterback , but make no mistake about it, he is not Carson Wentz .
Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown first reported the news. This past season, Cole went 12-12 with a career-high 4.26 ERA and led the National League with 33 starts. On Friday, Cole avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year deal worth $6.75 million. He improved both his strikeout and walk rates past year, and the move to Minute Maid Park is an upgrade for Cole, both in terms of run prevention and strikeouts.
South Africa lost three wickets for five runs late on Saturday to allow India back into the second Test match at Centurion . The previous one was touch and go but all the stats are in favour of the team batting first out here. "They made the mistake of trying to bowl him out of the attack, but it would be wonderful for India if he comes through as a quality Test all-rounder because that's something they desperately need for sure", said Cullinan, who admitted Dale Steyn's absence will ...
Respective knee and ankle injuries suffered by Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend mean they will be absent for what their manager described as "months, and closer to one month" when other influential players are also absent. "I was pleased with the mentality second half". With that monkey off their back, Burnley have this season been excellent on the road, amassing 17 points, including four wins.
The Wolverines (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten ) had their seven-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday with a 70-69 loss against No. 5 Purdue in the first of back-to-back games against Big Ten conference favorites and top-5 ranked teams. also took in the game with his family. The two teams share one thing in common: a road loss at Ohio State . This rivalry is close in all-time matchups with Michigan State taking the 64-60 edge.
Harry Kane struck twice to become Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading Premier League scorer as they beat Everton 4-0 at Wembley. Cenk Tosun had a forgettable debut for Everton but if he is worth £27million - after scoring goals in Turkey - you have to wonder how much Son is worth.
Runaway league leaders, City, remain unbeaten all season, only losing a dead-rubber Champions League tie, while also drawing with Crystal Palace , and come into this tie after beating Watford, Burnley , and Bristol City 2-1 in the League Cup.
The contract is expected to be signed and a statement will then be released by the fighters' respective promoters, Matchroom Boxing and Duco Events. "I was bantering with David Higgins yesterday". "We need these belts, there is no secret, and they know that as well", he said. With Fury set to return to action for the first time since ending Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight dominance in November 2015, many are billing the prospective meeting with current WBA Super and IBF world ...
The Oakland Raiders are bringing back their former head coach. Although Gruden has a Super Bowl title to his credit and was successful during his first stint with the Raiders, he hasn't coached in almost a decade and there's no telling whether he'll be able to adapt to the modern era of coaching in the NFL.
Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have both been linked to Real Madrid in recent weeks. Since taking over at Tottenham in 2014, Pochettino has only bought one player in January, which was Dele Alli , and he stayed with MK Dons until the following summer.
Cornerback Artie Burns (knee), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (elbow) and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (back) all practiced fully on Friday and the trio of defensive starters are expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars. So, there is always that to cling to. Brown led the National Football League with 1,533 receiving yards despite playing in only 14 games and ranked fourth in the National Football League with nine receiving touchdowns in 2017.
Bjørn said: "We got off to a really good start and things looked like they were going our way and it turned a little bit on its head in the end". Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton then gave Europe the lead with a 2-and-1 victory over Kiradech Aphibarnrat and An Byeong-hun, before Matthew Fitzpatrick and Thomas Pieters doubled the advantage by beating Poom Saksansin and Kang Sung-hoon 3 and 2.
You don't have to know a lot about football to be aware that Tom Brady is one of the best in the game. So don't take her word for gospel. Have thoughts on how the Titans and Patriots are performing? Many people are surprised it is the Titans whom the Patriots are hosting this weekend.
In a media conference on January 9, before his team's League Cup match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on January 10, Conte said he would never forget what three-time English Premier League victor Mourinho , had said. Asked if the League Managers' Association (LMA) should now step in to try to fix the damage between the pair, Conte said: "This is not a problem from the club, it is a problem between me and him.
The game was level at the break, with Joe Lolley have equalised before the interval after the home side gifted Mark Noble the opener. However, it was West Ham who broke the deadlock just before the half hour after a mistake by Lolley from Lossl's short goal kick.
Madrid have won just two of their last six La Liga matches and find themselves 16 points behind table-toppers Barcelona , albeit with a game in hand. But I have my squad, I have good players and I don't see anyone at the moment who can improve that. He added: 'For me, we are recovering things and we will (recover) with my players and staying relaxed, without problems'.
After initial enquiries, United's top brass have made a decision to move on to other targets due to the huge outlay for the 31-year-old, according to the Leicester Mercury . Vardy has kept his form up though and Mourinho could offer him one last chance of Champions League football. "If somebody speaks about one of my players to say they are interested or not interested, I wouldn't be very very happy".
Johnson, the 2009 victor at Waialae in Honolulu, had seven birdies in his seven-under 63, joining early pace-setter Chris Kirk atop the leaderboard in the US PGA Tour's first full-field event of 2018. "I didn't feel like I deserved a pick by any means, and I would've been happy with one, but I didn't feel like I played well enough to make it where it was a snub by any means", Harman said on Friday.
We make our prediction on the Premier League clash. Because he is top. "Harry is special. It's not the profile of a typical offensive player - he is special". Chelsea and Liverpool have already added to their squads this month, signing Ross Barkley and Virgil van Dijk respectively, while the Manchester clubs are vying for the signature of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez , whom Arsene Wenger has said he will replace if he leaves.