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Hughes: Chelsea missing the 'dark arts' brought by Diego Costa


Having taken four points from home games, Stoke could hardly have anticipated their awful start when they conceded on 83 seconds to a neat finish from Alvaro Morata . Pedro also grabbed a goal after 30 minutes. For Stoke boss Mark Hughes , the concerns are two-fold ahead of Saturday's game. Conte then brought on Cahill for Marcos Alonso after the wing-back got away with a challenge on Diouf shortly after being booked for a foul on Allen. Read More »

Leaked emails show Liverpool told Barca to "stop harassing" Coutinho


Five minute on and returning hero Coutinho was stamping his mark on the match with a sublime, powerful, pinpoint free kick leaving Schmeichel helplessly watching the ball fly past, given the Reds a two goal cushion. Coutinho got his first start in the disappointing 1-1 draw against Burnley last weekend. But if there were any doubts about Coutinho's value to this Liverpool side, they should have been put to bed during the match against Leicester . Read More »

Jose Mourinho Sent Off vs. Southampton for Entering Pitch

Lukaku, 24, scored United's victor at Southampton , taking his tally to eight goals in eight games since his £75 million ($101 million, €85 million) transfer from Everton . You have other players in the Premier League that in this moment who are not starting matches and their managers just say "they're not in the best conditions". Read More »

No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

Alabama outgained Vanderbilt by 599 yards, easily breaking the previous school record (544) for yardage differential set in 1973. Bo Scarbrough finished behind him with 79 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. "So that was big for all the running backs to get in and touch the ball". "So we just came out here and tried to play Alabama football, and I think we did a good job today". Read More »

Chelsea Thumps Stoke City 4-0


Ahead of the Blues' Premier League fixture away to Stoke City , Conte made it abundantly clear that he was in no mood to praise the 28-year-old, who seemingly made life hard for him in his first season at Stamford Bridge . Jese , who scored an impressive debut victor against Arsenal last month, was anonymous against Chelsea and it wasn't until Peter Crouch entered the action midway through the second half that Stoke began to hurt the champions. Read More »

Manchester City now minus money in Premier League futures

Antonio Conte's side are looking imperious in defence, have a wonderful blend of steel and creativity in the midfield and attacking third whilst star striker Morata has hit the ground running in England. Chelsea's head of communications and public affairs Steve Atkins added: " We spoke to Alvaro after the game and he is grateful also that they have changed the words". Read More »

Kane nets brace as Spurs survive West Ham scare


Sherwood, who has previously claimed it was him who convinced Tottenham not to sell Kane in January 2014 during his initial struggles to break into the first team, suggests it is only a matter of time before the striker's head is turned - and names Barcelona , Real Madrid and Manchester United as the three contenders well placed to tempt him away from north London. Read More »

No. 3 Sooners rally to defeat Baylor 49-41


As he made his way back to Oklahoma's side of the field, he let out an epic burn. Oklahoma star Baker Mayfield finally got the revenge he was waiting for. Mayfield and the Oklahoma offense took control back at that point, reeling off 21 unanswered points on a 48-yard touchdown pass to Badet and two touchdown runs by true freshman Trey Sermon . Read More »

MLB Catcher Kneels During Anthem After Trump's NFL Comments

If you're curious, that's Mark Canha, #20, with his hand on Maxwell's shoulder. And the A's sent out a message of support moments after it occurred. The A's took to Twitter to defend its players who openly display their constitutional rights. Maxwell is hitting.244 with 20 runs, 12 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBIs. Read More »

Barcelona gets 6th win in 6 rounds, Atletico beats Sevilla


Barcelona had their second of the night in the 48th minute, however, when Vidal's flick, which looked to be a cross for Luis Suarez , somehow ended up in the back of the net. Madrid retook the lead just three minutes later, though, as Ceballos pounced on a poor punch from Pacheco to fire into the bottom corner. Yet, Alaves could also have snatched a first point of the season as Alfonso Pedraza's deflected effort hit the bar before Pedraza struck the post when clean through on goal. Read More »

Alvaro Morata follows Eden Hazard's orders to help Chelsea thrash Stoke City

Morata's opener against Stoke came on two minutes when he was put through by a long ball over the top. The young wide duo's displays in the Carabao Cup gave Conte food for thought, and the former Juventus manager is prepared to afford the Brazilian and Belgian chances to establish themselves at Stamford Bridge, where there is a good camaraderie between the starlets and senior players. Read More »

3 teams that will be on upset alert in Week 4


Oklahoma State: The Cowboys , who had been averaging almost 200 yards rushing per game, were held to 101 yards on 31 carries. Senior quarterback Mason Rudolph has placed himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others. "Basically, they've only had to play until halftime". Read More »

Premier League matchweek 6: Staff picks and predictions


Fabianski and Swansea host Watford this weekend, and the prospect of a fourth clean sheet from six games is a very real one. Simon Mignolet's penalty save preserved Liverpool's 3-2 win at Leicester City. Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday , surviving a red card and a late home fightback. Coutinho laid on an assist for Mohamed Salah before curling a stunning free kick into the top corner to put Juergen Klopp's side in control. Read More »

Morata hat trick leads Chelsea to big win over Stoke in EPL

The Belgium international's availability comes at an ideal time as Chelsea face a huge trio of fixtures over a one-week span, with an away Champions league game against Atletico Madrid and a home Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester City following their trip to the bet365 Stadium. Read More »

Sane excels as Man City thrashes beleaguered Palace 5-0


Things aren't looking good for the Eagles and this fixture does not make it any easier for the South London side. However, we are backing Leroy Sane as our prediction at the best odds of 7/4 at Paddypower. Every time they buy awesome players they have experience - a top team". Hodgson, the former England manager, failed in his first attempt against Southampton on September 16 but helped Palace earn a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in a third-round English League Cup game on ... Read More »

NC State stuns Florida State with 27-21 victory


He completed 18 of 22 passes for 299 yards along with a rushing touchdown as Louisville (3-1) scored 21 points in the first quarter. The Wolfpack's last win over a Top 25 team coincidentally was against Florida State in 2012. The senior H-back had 12 receptions for 64 yards, five carries for 11 yards and had a 25-yard completion to Dylan Parham during the first quarter. Florida State: Blackman struggled early, completing just one of his first four passes, but he started to get ... Read More »

North Carolina Basketball Will Not Visit the White House, Cites Scheduling Issues


The North Carolina Tar Heels will not visit the White House. Love them or hate them, the UNC Tar Heels are missing out on a chance to visit the White House and celebrate their 2017 national championship with President Donald Trump. "We are not going to the White House this year", Kirschner said in an email to CBS North Carolina . "Jared has indicated to the coaching staff that he has a desire to be closer to home", Xavier head coach Chris Mack said . Read More »

Manchester United Announce Record Profits After 'Successful Season'


On both previous occasions the Potters played a top six side and on both occasions they picked up a positive result. That has made them favourites to beat Palace, who are bottom of the Premier League without a point or a goal. Do you think the FA should step in and abolish the League Cup in a bid to boost team's chances on the European stage? Aguero has struck up a strong relationship with Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus , who has five goals this season. Read More »

Stoke could have one fit centre-back for Chelsea game - Hughes


The Chelsea manager opted to hand a number of young players precious game time against Mark Warburton's men, with Kenedy and Charly Musonda especially catching the eye. Morata scored three times in his opening five Premier League games to make a solid if unspectacular start to his Chelsea career. Saturday's hat-trick crowned an impressive all-round performance in which Morata held the ball up well, showed excellent control and took his goals clinically. Read More »

Stoke-Chelsea 0-1


Here, Press Association Sport looks at the worst starts to a season in the Premier League era, and what became of those teams. Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes the departure of Diego Costa will be a huge loss for Chelsea who will miss the striker's goals and aggression. Read More »

Arsene Wenger insists: Alexis Sanchez is happy at Arsenal


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a well-known advocate of the English winger and after failing to land Monaco's Thomas Lemar in the summer, he could be joining him in January, as per John Cross. Sanchez could have played if he was 100 per cent fit at the start'. "He won't be available for England and not for us before the worldwide break". "I've said many times, it's down to whether he can remain fit", the Frenchman said. Read More »

'Aguero Will Die Scoring Goals' - Guardiola Lauds 'Underrated' Striker


The 5-0 defeat of Blackburn in October was a mere warmup, with Sunderland dismissed 7-2, Aston Villa beaten 7-1, Stoke City given a 7-0 hiding and Wigan, on the final day, hammered 8-0. Will also miss the game because of the disqualification defender David Luiz . Attack: Eden Hazard made a successful first start of the season against Forest so the Belgian global should keep his place in attack this weekend after recently recovering from a broken foot. Read More »

Tigers won't extend Brad Ausmus


With Ausmus leaving the club at the end of the year, the Tigers face their own uncertainty finding a new manager for the 2018 campaign. Martinez were traded in July and August, as were some more minor players. In his first season as manager, the Tigers were coming off three straight division titles and had made a World Series run in 2012. Detroit is closing out an underwhelming season in 2017, holding a 62-91 record in the final month of the season. Read More »