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Liverpool v Swansea City

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The 20-year-old hasn't looked out of place and made his England debut against Germany as a centre-back earlier in the year. That's a fantastic situation. Even though Swansea are at the foot of the table, Klopp does not want his players to assume the result will be a foregone conclusion. Ahead of the Reds " next clash with Swansea City Jurgen Klopp has rushed to the defence of his goalkeeper, who he says has "never conceded a goal like that'. Read More »

India Have Good Chance to Win Test Series in South Africa: Rahane

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De Villiers got much more work than he would have expected on his return to the test arena after a hiatus of nearly two years after taking time off from the first class game. While ruling out any four-day Ashes Test matches in the near future, Sutherland admitted it's something he'd like Australia to trial against a suitable opponent. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: 'Harry Kane deserves Premier League record'

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Kane scored his seventh hat-trick in 2017 during Tottenham's 3-0 win against Burnley on Saturday, leaving the England global level with Alan Shearer for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year on 36. He further incensed the home fans, who felt he dived when challenged by Kevin Long in the area to earn Spurs an early penalty, duly dispatched by Kane, and was roundly booed thereafter. Read More »

'Boys don't wear princess dresses': Lewis Hamilton shames nephew

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But the Brit questioned the outfit, and jokingly criticised the young boy by including him on his Christmas Day Instagram story. He started the video by saying: "I'm so sad right now". It is what it is. While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had Donegal pro boxer Jason Quigley, Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson, alongside the ever-brilliant Dion Fanning in the studio! "If it was Dave from the market no one would bat an eyelid". Read More »

'Solid appointment' - Middlesbrough fans react to latest managerial change

The ex-West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City boss takes up the reins at the Riverside Stadium as he replaces Monk in the dugout, and will watch Boro's home clash against Bolton Wanderers on Boxing Day from the stands. The immediate challenge is finding out about the football club and as a team we have to get as many points as can, as quickly as we can. Boro had been looking for a new manager since getting rid of Garry Monk only a few days ago, and Chairman Steve Gibson will be delighted to ... Read More »

Minor league baseball player pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas

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Pavin Smith brought his parents to tears of joy after paying off what they owed on their home for Christmas . "Thank you for raising me in a great home filled with love". 7 overall. Smith wrote. "This doesn't make up for any of it. Love you both so much". According to ESPN , Smith played for the Class A Hillsboro Hops after being drafted. Read More »

Manchester United squad vs Burnley revealed

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Burnley have surprised in the Premier League , sitting seventh at the halfway mark of the campaign. Mourinho spent Christmas at a rainy Old Trafford ahead of the Boxing Day home match against Burnley . "I guess we'll go there with no fear and take confidence from how we've played away at these big stadiums this season". "I've got friends and family I'll rib and take the mickey out of, but it's more about us doing well and wanting to win for us". Read More »

Liverpool backed to complete the signing of quality defender

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As potential transfers go, Van Dijk moving to Liverpool is a pretty good gamble to takea chance reporting as an agreed deal, but it doesn't look like everything is agreed with Southampton or the player yet. Manager Mauricio Pellegrino said he was fit for selection on Saturday but has chose to leave him out once again amid speculation van Dijk wants to leave the St Mary's Stadium in the January transfer window . Read More »

Jamie Carragher: Arsenal And Liverpool 'Will Always Fall Short' Of Winning Trophies

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Yet Klopp has claimed, "We have a defending approach", quoted by The Guardian after being quizzed over the perceive imbalance in the Liverpool team between attack and defence. I know him as a player of course, but that's what Mainz did with me. "It's true that I'm frustrated after 3-2 that we couldn't keep the result". "That's why it was always an interesting game". Read More »

Warner century helps Australia to solid start at MCG

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Warner raised his hundred off the next ball with a flick off his hip and celebrated by ripping off his helmet to salute the huge Boxing Day crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After piling on more than 100 runs before lunch, Australia managed just 43 in the second session and the buildup of pressure eventually told on Khawaja, who was caught behind by Bairstow off Broad after tea. Read More »

Instant Observations from Eagles' 19-10 win over Raiders

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A week after throwing for 237 yards and four touchdowns against the New York Giants, the Eagles quarterback struggled mightily against one of the lesser pass defenses in the National Football League, finishing with just 163 yards passing, one touchdown and an interception. Read More »

Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

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They are led by wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins , who has caught 92 passes for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles host the Oakland Raiders at 8:30 p.m. The second pass was intercepted by Steelers cornerback Artie Burns and Houston's eight-play, 80-yard drive resulted in zero points. Brown has caught 1,533 and nine touchdowns. Read More »

With messages of peace Christmas celebrated across Kashmir

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The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined the Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi, in Christmas celebrations, according to Inter Services Public Relations statement on Monday. For the first time after a gap of 50 years, the church bell rang on Christmas at Moulana Azad road. "We prayed for peace across the globe, especially in Kashmir on the birth of Jesus", one of the participants of the Mass held at the Holy Family Catholic church said. Read More »

Jimmy Garoppolo gives Patriots an early Christmas present

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It's one thing to win your first two with a Super Bowl-caliber New England Patriots team, but it's another thing to win the next four as part of a 49ers squad that had lost 24 of its past 26 games before Garoppolo's debut as a starter on December 3. Read More »

3 starts in 18 months, but Chelsea boss Conte defends benching Batshuayi

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There are a lot of rumours in this period. Some rumours are true, some rumours are wrong. "And I think for us this player is very important, he is our finisher", Conte said. And the evidence of the opening half of the campaign has justified Conte's standpoint, even if his side have shown flashes of the outstanding form that took them to the title a year ago. Read More »

Ozil Involved In Another Big Match Goal For Arsenal Following Liverpool clash

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He said: "We didn't do ourselves justice in the first half". "But we went there in January and won in hard circumstances when the team was low in confidence". Alberto Moreno (ankle) and Nathanial Clyne (back) remain on the sidelines. Britton is a modern-day Swansea great with more than 500 appearances to his name, and guided the club to a 1-1 draw in his first match against Crystal Palace . Read More »

Austin charged with violent conduct

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Austin avoided punishment for the incident at the time, but could now face a retrospective ban from the Football Association. " Charlie Austin will be suspended for Southampton's next three matches after he was charged with violent conduct". Read More »

Huge blow for Liverpool, Arsenal hopes of landing €100m Monaco star

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The Spanish giants had cooled their interest in the Brazilian playmaker but with Atletico Madrid reporting them to Federation Internationale de Football Association over their recent contact with Antoine Griezmann it's claimed that Barca will come back for Coutinho in January in the expectation Liverpool will sell the South American for an offer of around £120m. Read More »

Did Patriots Catch Another Break With Kelvin Benjamin's Overturned TD Grab?

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It is an indefensible play on a back-shoulder throw, an example of what coach Bill Belichick said last week when he referred to the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski being open even when he's covered. Benjamin said he thought it was a catch. "I mean definitely, but ref made the call and you've got to live with that", Benjamin said. But the league's official " NFL Football Operations" Twitter account defended the call, arguing that Benjamin's left foot was off the ground when he gained ... Read More »

Kerr: "It would be completely irresponsible" if Stephen Curry played against Cleveland

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Both were at practice Saturday after missing Thursday's 115-112 win over Chicago. "No, that was a target for my kids", he insisted. "The guy hasn't even had a 3-on-3 game, right?" "Slowly that will come back and I'll get a feel for it". "He hasn't had any contact at all and the game was 48 hours from now, you'd say 'well Steph's not going to play". "I think Christmas Day is a big-time day for our league...but at the end of the day, it's one game and you want to see how you can play ... Read More »

Brock Osweiler Yelled At His Teammates, Who Completely Ignored Him

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Cousins came into Sunday's game as one of the most-sacked quarterbacks in the league (38), and the Broncos still couldn't get Von Miller free enough to make a difference. Set to face Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins - a potential free-agency prize if Washington lets him into the open market - much of the discussion this season has been about the Broncos' travails at the position and whether a veteran such as Cousins, or a high-prized rookie, is what they need. Read More »

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore makes a butt-iful interception

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Atlanta needs to win its final two games to repeat as NFC South champions, but right now they're behind (wink, wink) to their rivals. Brees joined Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the lone quarterbacks to reach the milestone with a 12-yard screen pass to Mark Ingram during the first quarter of Sunday's game. Read More »

Wilshere closing in on Arsenal deal

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The 25-year-old Brazilian has now been involved in 15 goals in his last 10 away games in all competitions. On loan at Bournemouth last season, Arsenal fans are witnessing Wilshere fully fit for the first time in years. First, Joe Gomez was caught napping at the back post and Sanchez headed home. The equalizer from Xhaka was as much due to an optimistic yet blistering strike from the Swiss as it was due to Simon Mignolet's erroneous shotstopping. Read More »

Colts Can't Complete The Comeback, Fall To The Ravens

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Two penalties proved to be costly for the Colts (3-12) on the Ravens' next drive. Now, Baltimore only needs to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in its regular-season finale to clinch its first postseason berth since 2014. "We just didn't get it done down there". Flacco was 29 of 38 for 237 yards. "We're a very excited, a very confident football team", Flacco said. That's a credit to Harbaugh and his staff. Read More »