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Yoel Romero to replace middleweight champ Robert Whittaker at UFC 221

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Whittaker, born in New Zealand but raised in Australia, was scheduled to face Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221 in Perth on February 11 but he suffered several significant injuries in training. " I would like to apologize to all my supporters and fans of MMA for not being able to put on the show you deserve ", Whittaker said in an Instagram post on Saturday morning. Read More »

Keith Jackson, the voice of college football for generations, has died

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He called 15 Rose Bowls and 16 Sugar Bowls. "Thank you for the lessons KJ". Jackson was synonymous with the Rose Bowl as well as his catch phrase, " Whoa Nellie ". He also called NBA, MLB and college basketball games. Prior to his career in the media, Jackson spent four years in the U.S. marines before enrolling at Washington State University, where he graduated with a degree in speech communications. Read More »

Quique Sanchez Flores rejects chance to replace Mark Hughes

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Balague, a well-respected Spanish journalist, claims the current Espanyol boss has already met with the club's board over a potential deal. While O'Neill had spoken to Stoke officials about the job, it was expected that Flores would be given the job after his own conversations with Stoke's board and some non-committal quotes after Espanyol's cup game on Wednesday night. Read More »

'Betrayed' Pakistan army chief won't ask for further USA aid

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Trump's administration last week announced the suspension of about $2 billion in security aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan - officially a USA ally - over accusations Islamabad is playing a double game in Afghanistan. Spokesman Colonel John Thomas said Centcom is in "continuous communication" with the Pakistan military, including recurring conversations between Votel and Bajwa. Read More »

National Human Trafficking Awareness

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It is about sending out signals of caring - what can I do to help you? Tiffany, from southcentral Wisconsin, met Maurice Withers on Facebook , when she was trying to find a new home for her dog. "Here at family planning we are a safe haven", said Clark. In the case of female trafficking victims, a red flag can be that they are in poor physical condition, but their hair and fingernails are in unusually good condition compared to their overall health. Read More »

Kerber reaches Sydney semis, Giorgi ousts Radwanska

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Gavrilova was playing her third successive Australian opponent in Sydney . Medvedev is eyeing off his first career title after toppling veteran Italian Paulo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-3. The second-seeded Mertens, who won her maiden singles title in Hobart a year ago as a qualifier, became the first player to win the tournament twice. Read More »

Lakers concerned about toll on Lonzo due to LaVar's antics

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LaVar Ball also said of the 39-year-old Walton in the ESPN article: "Even if you bring in a LeBron (James ) or a (Paul) George (as free agents in the offseason), what's he gonna tell them?" The pair combined for 29 points in a 90-80 victory on Tuesday, but not without showing how far they have to go if they really want to reach the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Man City midfielder Gundogan: Sane can do much better

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As Liverpool fans digest the crushing yet seemingly inevitable loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona , they do at least have some sources of optimism. 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. The Reds have suffered a massive blow this week when their Brazilian sensation forced a move out to join Barcelona and the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk and his dream debut by netting the ... Read More »

Bournemouth v Arsenal preview: Jack Wilshere in contention to play

Wenger added: "My contract clarifies that". "But we want to keep Jack [Wilshere] and if we have an opportunity maybe to keep Ozil, the rebuild will be less deep than if all the three left". And Arsenal missed out on participating in the Champions League this campaign after a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last season. Arsenal are without a win in four games, and their last league win came on December 28 when they scraped past Crystal Palace. Read More »

Steelers expect Brown to play against Jaguars despite illness

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Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is used to criticism from fans, and it's actually gotten worse since he picked up his first career playoff victory last weekend. RUN-GAME CAPABLE: Bortles' career regular-season average of 6.32 yards per carry is the fourth-highest in National Football League history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rushing attempts (Michael Vick, 7.00, Bobby Douglass 6.47, Randall Cunningham 6.36). Read More »

Will Muschamp, South Carolina Reportedly Agree to New Contract

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He will work with special teams and also help with linebackers and nickel backs. "I believe in continuity and it leads to consistency", Tanner said. Lattimore was a great college football player. "As a standout high school player, he could have gone anywhere, but chose to stay home and play for his state's flagship university. Read More »

Lance Rattles LeBron, Pacers Register Another Win Over Cavs

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The Toronto Raptors used a balanced attack to crush Cleveland 133-99 on Thursday, handing LeBron James' struggling Cavaliers their most lopsided loss of the season. It has been worse as of late for Cleveland, as the team surrendered 119.8 points in five games prior to taking on Indiana. The Cavaliers are 26-8 when they score above 100 points, while the Pacers are 19-9. Read More »

Margaret King wants Margaret Court Arena renamed after same-sex row

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Court, who has opted to take a crabbing trip rather than attend the Australian Open tennis tournament that runs January 15-28, part of which will be played at the arena named for her, recently chastised the Australian people for voting overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality in a mail-in ballot that Parliament then honored by making equality the law of the land. Read More »

India vs South Africa

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Mohammed Shami disappointed by bowling fully-pitched deliveries which were milked by Markram. "As soon as the Test ended, a message should have been sent to the groundsman to not water the pitch , so the players could come and practise on the same pitch which had given them the problems". Read More »

Rory McIlroy: 'Really bad' viral infection led to heart scare

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McIlroy, who suffered from a rib injury for most of last season, is slated to return to the PGA TOUR at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February after playing in the Middle East on the European Tour. "I feel there's been a big reaction to it in the media which there really shouldn't be". McIlroy, 28, is determined to return to the top of the world rankings by the end of 2018 and win at least one more major. Read More »

Serena Williams: 'Everything went bad' in medical ordeal after giving birth

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Williams said her pregnancy was relatively easy, but the complications began when her daughter was born via C-section after Williams' heart rate dropped. With Muguruza an injury doubt after withdrawing from her first two events of the year, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, improving Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia and Julia Goerges of Germany will also attract backing after solid early form. Read More »

Nurmagomedov could take on Alvarez

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It was "The Eagle's" first bout since November 2016. "Well, let's see, let him go himself now". Nurmagomedov set his sights on UFC lightweight champion McGregor after his dominant win over Edson Barboza at UFC 219 last month. "If Conor and Ferguson fight among themselves, give us Alvarez". "If he waits - I don't think Conor wants to fight until August, but if he waits until August or September, that's around two years since the belt has been defended, and that can't happen". Read More »

Manchester United offered chance to sign PSG's Lucas Moura

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According to the report , Manchester United are closing in on Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura , after he was left out of the latest PSG squad, but the sticking point could be the fee. Since his arrival from Sao Paulo , Moura has scored 46 goals and provided 50 assists in 229 games for Paris Saint-Germain , including one goal and one assist in 6 games (79 minutes) in all competitions this season. Read More »

Manny Machado Agrees to $16M Contract with Orioles to Avoid Arbitration

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He has a.279/.329/.476 career slash line, and his 105 homers since 2015 tie him with J.D. Martinez for eighth most among big league hitters over the past three seasons. Britton is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December. He joins Darren O'Day and Mychal Givens as a candidate to close games for Baltimore while Britton recuperates from his injury. Read More »

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We haven't made any offers

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United's manager is rarely late. Listening at the back was Keith Bishop, a PR advisor who is close to Ashley. Benitez's decision to hand the 24-year-old the captaincy 18 months ago has been vindicated with Lascelles proving an inspirational leader and articulate spokesman for the squad. Read More »