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United reach UEFA Champions League Last 16

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Anything less in their match against Atletico Madrid and the team could fall out of first place. This is not a vintage CSKA side, and they are now seven points off the pace in their domestic league. Roma were given the green light to build a new stadium on Tuesday, and celebrated by edging out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C. If you back the draw alongside Napoli (who know a win against Feyenoord could see them progress from Group F alongside City) and Manchester United both to win ... Read More »

Moyes undermines standout West Ham performer after defeat v Man City

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The Blues are looking to complete a flawless Group F campaign and would become the first English side ever to achieve that feat, ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby. "But Manchester City's shots were mostly from distance, majority were outside the box and when they did get in we filled the box and made it hard for them to score". Read More »

SMU's Chad Morris is leading candidate at Arkansas, sources say

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Arkansas fired five-year coach Bret Bielema on November 24 after the Razorbacks concluded a 4-8 overall/1-7 SEC season and only on Monday hired athletic director Hunter Yurachek of the University of Houston to replace Jeff Long, the Razorbacks' athletic director since 2008 but fired on November 15. Read More »

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Rob Gronkowski suspended for Week 14

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The hit was not incredibly high on the Bengals linebacker, as in directly to the head, or viciously excessive beyond the point of contact. Neither player was ejected from the game. Brown wasn't hurt, but the National Football League suspended the Bengals safety for the type of flagrant hit that has "no place in our game". "I can assess a judgment on the fact that he stood over him and that's not how we play and that's not reflective of the sportsman he is". Read More »

FSU Hires Willie Taggart as Head Football Coach

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Taggart spent one season at OR where he led the Ducks to a 7-5 season. This follows Taggart continuing to recruit for the Ducks despite interest from Florida State. Florida State is looking to right things quickly in an increasingly competitive ACC, from which defending national champion and No. 1 Clemson, Miami, Virginia Tech and N.C. Read More »

UCF replaces Scott Frost with Josh Heupel; Randy Shannon named DC

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It's a nice fit for both sides. He has been the offensive coordinator at Missouri since 2015. Shannon should also help Heupel acclimate to head-coaching duties after previously serving as Miami's HC between 2007-2010 and Florida's interim HC after Jim McElwain was sacked this fall. Read More »

Messi's statue vandalised again

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For many, the segment of Argentina sports fans who think Lionel Messi left their nation too early has been one of these groups. This is the second time the statue has been vandalised this year after the sculpture suffered similar consequences, with the torso and head torn off only a matter of months after it was placed in its current location. Read More »

Protective Order Released; Woman Accuses OU Running Back Of Rape

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Norman police are investigating the incident, though no charges have officially been fired. Anderson, the Sooners' leading rusher, was named in a protective order request by a woman in Cleveland County (Okla.) court. "He knows where I live and I'm scared for my safety". A judge Monday issued an emergency protective order based on her petition. Court documents say a hearing is scheduled for December 18. Read More »

Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins Ejected Amid Testy Warriors-Pelicans Tussle

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The avalanche was spawned by Curry, who sat out the fourth quarter on Sunday evening in Miami and appeared un-guardable at points during the Warriors' comeback. "I'm not messing up like that in the first or second quarter - make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something". "I've been in the league for too long, especially with somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional". Read More »

Arsenal ready to sanction deal for 107-goal forward

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West Ham United are among the clubs to have been credited with an interest in the England global, while Southampton have also been linked with a move for their former youth product. He's made nearly 400 appearances for Arsenal and is now the longest-serving player at the club but Theo Walcott is something of a forgotten man at the Emirates. Read More »

Arsenal had plenty of positives from the Man Utd game

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David De Gea's sublime performance against Arsenal at the weekend has led to the social media declaring that the Manchester United goalkeeper could save anything, anywhere. Pressed on which of his fine saves was his favourite, De Gea said: "Probably the double save when we were winning 2-1 [in the second half]". He told talkSPORT : "I think De Gea would definitely be in the top three". Read More »

Merseyside derby headlines FA Cup 3rd-round draw

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Another eye-catching all-Premier League duel pits together rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace , while the North East duo of Middlesbrough and Sunderland face-off at the Riverside. Everton and Liverpool will be under pressure to field strong sides when they face off this January. The Hereford manager, Peter Beadle, said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier League side all the motivation they need to see off Fleetwood. Read More »

'Karma,' 'prayers': Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell reflect on Vontaze Burfict hit

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He also said that he "liked" the block. Smith-Schuster told reporters he "messed up" with the taunting, because he cost his team 15 yards. Smith-Schuster will likely be fined. A few years ago, Smith-Schuster's block would have been completely legal. He knows instantly how the comment will be received, and it's easy to see he wishes he hadn't said it... Read More »

IND 115, NYK 97: Knicks Fall to Pacers in Indiana

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Reserve Willy Hernangomez led the Knicks with 14 points. Thaddeus Young led seven Pacers in double figures, scoring 20 points as the Blue and Gold beat the Knicks 115-97 Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "Tim has played great for us so far so it's a tough loss right now". "Our rotations were pretty bad". Hornacek said he hopes rest will help F Kristaps Porzingis be able to play soon. Read More »

2nd blast brings down upper section of Pontiac Silverdome

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Demolition company Adamo said its blasts weakened the iconic stadium, but failed to bring down the upper section as intended Sunday morning. The Detroit Lions are a favorite target of Twitter users reacting to the Silverdome implosion. One more wrote it's a "Fitting end for the #silverdome ". Eastern Monday after the first scheduled implosion Sunday failed to topple the stadium. The stadium opened in 1975, hosting the Detroit Lions until 2002. Read More »

Steph Curry in crutches, walking boot after ankle injury vs. Pelicans

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The Golden State Warriors' leader suffered an ankle injury on Monday night. If Curry is unable to go on Wednesday, backup point guard Shaun Livingston would likely fill in the starting rotation and see an increased role. He got up and hobbled down the court. By the third quarter's end, largely thanks to 15 third-quarter points from Curry - who also became the eighth player in National Basketball Association history to hit 2,000 career 3-pointers - the Warriors chopped the 20-point ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals live score, updates

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Brown's touchdown tied it at 20 with 3:51 to go, setting up Boswell's 38-yard field goal, his second straight victor in the closing seconds. Cincinnati (5-7) had a franchise-record 173 penalty yards, including an offside penalty that gave Boswell 5 extra yards on his game-winner. Read More »

Supreme Court hears arguments on sports betting case

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All four major USA professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government are urging the court to keep the law. The stakes are high. "Sports betting in the U.S.is on the forefront of the discussion not only in the gaming industry but among the general public", said Steve Gallaway , GMA's Managing Partner. Read More »

Baker Mayfield named Heisman Trophy finalist

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Finalists were first named in 1982. Monday night, the Heisman Trust made official what's always been assumed: Mayfield is a Heisman finalist for the second year in a row. He has a chance to become the sixth Sooner Heisman victor and the first Heisman victor to begin his career as a "walk-on" athlete. A first-place vote is worth three points, a second-place vote is worth two points and a third-place vote is worth one point. Read More »

Boise State takes on OR in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl

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Florida State's first coaching search in more than four decades could last just four days. Taggart, who left for OR last December after four seasons at South Florida, recently was offered a five-year, $20 million extension by OR but hasn't signed it, according to reports. Read More »

Shaun Livingston ejected after making contact with ref

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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr noted after Sunday's win that Livingston was already going to sit the game to rest. The punishment was more severe for Kirkland, who has been removed from the league's officiating rotation without pay for a week. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Cesc Fabregas changed my mind about him'

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At the same stage of last season, Fabregas had started just four games in all competitions for Chelsea and was facing questions over whether his time was up. "What is 30? Nothing". 'Physically, I feel, not better than ever because it's been many years and don't remember exactly, but the fittest I've been in the last few years. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic still suffering effects of long-term knee injury, says Jose Mourinho

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But I also have to say that Arsenal played, in some periods, wonderful attacking football, creating difficulties for us. Mourinho added: "All the players who did not play the last match, they are all still out". The boss later told reporters that Sergio Romero will start against CSKA Moscow with Joel Pereira on the bench as our back-up goalkeeper, providing David De Gea with a well-earned rest following his heroics against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Read More »