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Merson explains how Everton can compete with Liverpool this weekend

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Palace saw just 27.7 percent of possession and created six chances resulting in three shots on target, but stunned a dominant Liverpool to take all three points. "He will make them more organised, you know that, they had big problems defensively". "If we are not going to be clinical, if we don't show quality when we get the ball then we are going to struggle get out of our own half, and if we don't get out of our own half then ultimately we will make a mistake and Liverpool might capitalise ... Read More »

Derrick Rose says money has nothing to do with his return

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Rose is apparently dealing with a bone spur in his left ankle and if the rehab doesn't produce the desired result, surgery is an option. Like I said, coming back here, starting with rehab that's my first step. "I was just figuring things out, thinking about this and that", Rose said. Upon his return, he apologised to his teammates and cited frustration about his ankle as the reason for his absence. Read More »

Did Sean Payton trip referee after Saints' loss to Falcons?

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Payton. was still fuming Friday afternoon over what he called "extremely poor" officiating and said the inconsistency and "confidence level" in officials needs to be improved from the top of the league office. "I don't remember that". The Saints followed Bryant's field goal by marching to the Atlanta 11, but on second and 10, Deion Jones intercepted Drew Brees in the end zone with 1:25 left. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/7/17

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For the Lakers, they are heading into this very hard part of their schedule already on a five-game losing streak. After the game, there was no beef between Joel Embiid and the Ball family. The tempo slows down as the game goes on, and defenses are taking advantage of the Lakers moving to an isolation-based offense with little to no movement away from the ball. Read More »

FIFA bans Peru captain Guerrero 1 year for doping

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Cocaine is categorised as a stimulant and is included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of performance-enhancing substances. La Blanquirroja earned their first World Cup bid in 36 years and just their fifth ever with a 2-0 aggregate-goal victory (Guerrero played in neither of the matches). Read More »

Everton linked with £60m club record transfer

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And Tuttosport via TMW claims Aubameyang is keeping his fingers crossed for a second spell at the San Siro, despite strong interest from the Premier League. Much of their attacking play has been disjointed without an orthodox forward ahead of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton have struggled for goals after selling Lukaku in the summer and Aubameyang has been a lethal finisher at Dortmund, filling the void left by Robert Lewandowski at the Signal Iduna Park when he ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger Shrugs Off Jose Mourinho's Alexandre Lacazette Moan

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In the end, he could play. And according to The Sun , a breakthrough over negotiations is "very, very close". The 29-year-old is now rated at around £15m-20m by the north London giants, and the Gunners boss remains reluctant on selling him to Manchester United and would place priority on transfer interest from overseas clubs. Read More »

OR to remove interim tag, name Mario Cristobal its new coach

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Cristobal, who served as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Taggart at OR this year, accepted an offer Friday to become the coach for the Ducks, according to NBC Sports . After his time at FIU, he spent three seasons as the Alabama offensive line coach from 2013-16. Earlier this week, about 70 Ducks players signed a petition urging the school's administration to keep Cristobal on as permanent head coach. Read More »

Hope Solo to run for U.S. soccer presidency

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She has not played for the national side since the Rio Olympics, after receiving a six-month ban for calling rivals Sweden "a bunch of cowards ". Can we honestly say we're surprised by ANYTHING? Solo will join a long list of candidates, now at nine, for the position and is just the second woman in the race, joining Kathy Carter . Read More »

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

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Mr. Ibrahim, a major general, took over the command of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North-east in May 2017. The Nigerian Army has killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest area of Operation. Read More »

Arsenal demolish BATE Borisov in Europa League clash

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Wenger is not keen to weaken the squad with the team fighting on four fronts, but admits that it will be hard to keep all his players happy. "That's hard for me to answer that today. However, Wenger praised the pair for their attitude and ability to cope with the lack of opportunities. "We played with a lot of freedom". "You can say the opponent was not at the level of the Premier League, and I would agree with you, but you can only do your job and that's what we did, in a convincing way ... Read More »

Giants working on Stanton deal

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for the Marlins outfielder. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill spoke generally about Stanton's situation on a conference call after Gordon was traded. "When there is a need to make a statement, we'll make a statement". Read More »

Ogbonna backs West Ham fans to lead them past Chelsea

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Since the shock loss to Palace, the Italian has tweaked his tactics to enable a shift from 3-4-3 to 3-5-3 and with N'Golo Kante, missing at Selhurst because of injury, back in their ranks Chelsea's midfield has had a far more robust look to it. Read More »

PC James Dixon: 'Words can not describe the loss'

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IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori said: "We have been notified by Thames Valley Police of a collision on the A4 near Reading, in which, tragically, a 91-year-old woman and a police officer have died". "It was a real pleasure to know you and my heart goes out to your family and loved ones". The IPCC said PC Dixon was on a training exercise and was not responding to an emergency or pursuing the vehicle he was in collision with. Read More »

Ryan Shazier Undergoes Spinal Stabilization Surgery

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the surgery will take months of recovery, putting Shazier's career at risk. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon. On Tuesday, the team said his condition was improving and he was not expected to need surgery . Shazier lifted his arms, flexing his right hand and calling for help, but otherwise did not appear to move much. Read More »

West Ham and Everton eyeing a swoop for EPL-winning defender

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Evans, 29, had many offers to leave West Bromwich to join Manchester City , Arsenal and Leicester City in the summer but he chose to stay with West Brom . "I thought he was outstanding against Crystal Palace , and now we go to Swansea". "For me, he was terrific". Everton and West Ham's interest seems to have created a four-way battle for Evans' signature, with The Telegraph claiming last week that Arsenal and dominant leaders City are both set to reignite their respective pursuits ... Read More »

I'd stop playing if Man City were unbeatable - Pogba

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The Reds will be without Pogba against Manchester City after the French midfielder was sent off in the 74th-minute of Man United's fantastically ruthless 3-1 win against Arsenal , in which Pogba assisted two of the goals. One city, two clubs. To win those games you need to give everything. He said: 'The Premier League is so hard and tough, you can drop points at any time. Read More »

Silver says National Basketball Association considering G League team in Mexico

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George is suffering from a right calf contusion, having his calf wrapped in ice after the game against the Utah Jazz, while Grant is ailing from a left hip contusion, which should have them sidelined for today's global regular season game. team on numerous occasions this year. PHOENIX - Bradley Beal continued his offensive surge with 34 points and Washington won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month with a victory over Phoenix. Read More »

Taylor Swift still waiting for her dollar

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If this is about women's rights? 'The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover ... along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s, ' Time's Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal said of the new and renowned cover. Read More »

Georges St-Pierre unsure if he will ever defend UFC middleweight championship

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The UFC announced St-Pierre (26-2) had vacated the title on Thursday. With this announcement, interim champion Whitaker has been elevated to undisputed champion, and subject to approval from the Combat Sports Commission in Western Australia, the five-round bout will be the first event in Western Australia and held at Perth Arena. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho for Barca

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Coutinho handed in a transfer request last summer but Kop boss Jurgen Klopp refused to sell. "When they were talking about the fee for him if Barcelona or etc were going to try and buy him, £130-£140m, the only thing you would say is 'is he going to get enough goals to warrant that?' In this form, it suggests yes". Read More »