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Messi and Suarez on the double in Barca stroll

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Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi scored a brace in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Real Betis in LaLiga action on Sunday. Defending champion Real Madrid are 19 points adrift in fourth position with a game in hand. It remains without a loss in the league. Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen came off with an apparent muscle injury before halftime. Diego Simeone's side let in a late leveller in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Girona which left them 11 points behind Barca, who are rapidly closing ... Read More »

Patriots vs. Eagles: Point Spread for Super Bowl 52

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Meanwhile, the Vikings fell short in their bid to become the first team to play a Super Bowl on its home field. What's not to like about that? Foles' second touchdown pass was a 41-yard bomb to Torrey Smith off a flea-flicker. Including playoffs, Eagles are 6-2 in last eight meetings dating back to "01, including a 21-10 win last season (Week 7) at Philadelphia (over the then 5-0 Vikings ) in teams" last meeting. Read More »

Leaked image shows Alexis Sanchez in his Manchester United kit

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The 29-year-old forward is widely expected to complete his move to the Red Devils on Monday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction. "You can not drive up north and as well play football". "I expect soon or never", said Mourinho. "In the short term I don't see a problem, but in the long term for Manchester United they will have to solve that problem". Read More »

Manchester City v Newcastle Utd: DeAndre Yedlin confident for Magpies' Etihad showdown

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Guardiola seemed very pleased with the Brazilian midfielder's decision to stay at the Etihad for the foreseeable future. Ex-Sunderland loanee Yedlin, however, believes that the Magpies can compete with Pep Guardiola's team. Any hope the visitors may have had, though, of escaping with an unlikely draw ended with seven minutes to go as Leroy Sane's quick feet left three Newcastle players for dead in the box, with Aguero's neat finish giving the striker a flawless hat-trick. Read More »

Spencer Dinwiddie with Game Winner as Brooklyn Nets top Pistons

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The Louisville, Kentucky. native improved only marginally during his second season, leading the Lakers to select UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft this past summer. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 17-3 at home, the second-best home record in the National Basketball Association behind San Antonio's mark of 19-2. Read More »

N.Korean delegation arrives in S.Korea for Olympics preparations

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North Korea will also be represented in skating and skiing, Reuters reports . They are due to be accompanied by 24 coaches and officials and 21 media representatives. The IOC had previously approved the two countries jointly participating in Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, something that happened during the Sydney Summer Games in 2000. Read More »

Thierry Henry on Antonio Conte's management of Eden Hazard

Hazard told Sky Sport, 'We started the game very well. With Alvaro Morata suspended, Michy Batshuayi led the line for Chelsea against a Brighton side who went with three central defenders, and before the hosts even had chance to settle, Moses squared for Hazard to fire into the net three minutes in. Read More »

Bellator 192: Lima vs. MacDonald Results

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Earlier, Michael Chandler grinded his way to a comfortable unanimous decision win over Michael Chandler , while blue-chip prospect Aaron Pico made another big impression by KO'ing Shane Kruchten with a left hook to the liver in just 37 seconds. Read More »

How to Watch Lyon vs. PSG

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The visitors were level in first-half stoppage time thanks to Layvin Kurzawa's volley following good work by Alves. Lyon opted for a change in the 71st minute as former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was introudced. But when the clock hit 94′, Depay dazzled the supporters and the opposition equally with his wonder goal. The match continued to ebb and flow with sights of goal at both ends, but PSG suffered a blow with 10 minutes remaining until half time when Kylian ... Read More »

Jordyn Wieber gives her Victim Impact Statement after Aly Raisman

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Raisman said Friday that USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, "have been quick to capitalize on my success", she said . "I am here to face you , Larry , so you could see that I've regained my strength", she said. He pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct against young girls. In an Instagram post from the reality star , she referred to the claims from women such as Aly Raisman and Simone Biles among others. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski questionable to return after taking hit to head

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Gronkowski has only played 16 games in a season once in his career. Gronkowski went to the locker room after he was blind-sided by Jaguars safety Barry Church on a downfield pass route. "We can't take anything away from the Patriots they simply made more plays than we did". "There are a couple of calls that we could argue didn't go our way", said Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson. Read More »

Thunder romp over Cavs, 148-124

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Instead, James was subbed out with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter and the Thunder ahead by 26. Hills big, multi-year deal isn't ideal, but the guard is an ideal fit next to James (and even point guard Isaiah Thomas ) for his shooting and defensive abilities. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell Missed Pittsburgh's Walk-Through, Arrived Late To Game

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Bell is headed for intense contract negotiations, of course, and the Steelers have leaked negative info about players in similar situations before, most notably Antonio Brown . With linebacker Ryan Shazier out for the season, the defence struggled and couldn't lock down the number one seed. But there is no Le'Veon Bell or Ben Roethlisberger on the Browns . Read More »

Chelsea close to sealing double signing from Roma

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And after getting a taste of Roma's quality first-hand, it now appears that Chelsea are looking to the Italian side to answer some of their attacking questions. "In fact, I tell the fans our objective is always the same, to strengthen the squad". Emerson, 23, has made just two appearances for Roma this season having missed the start of the campaign with a cruciate ligament injury. Read More »

Jack Del Rio is the front-runner for Giants DC job

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McGaughey was the Giants' assistant special-teams coordinator from 2007-10 and served as the Panthers' special-teams coordinator for the past two seasons. Del Rio had previously been the head coach in Jacksonville, going 68-71 in his nine years after replacing Tom Coughlin. He also coordinated Denver's defense from 2012-14 before becoming Oakland's head coach in 2015. Read More »

Vikings seek trademarks for 'miracle' finish vs. Saints

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Despite their respective fans, location, and culture, both teams are a lot similar than people would think. Eddie is an older gentlemen and a long-suffering fan. And unbelievably, it was the last time the Vikings have qualified for the Super Bowl. It's easy to argue that the Eagles and Vikings are the NFL's most storied franchises without Super Bowls, and this round of the playoffs has been especially brutal to both teams. Read More »

49ers get a cornerback in ESPN's Mel Kiper's first NFL Draft mock

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He also has a knack for finishing plays as he's been one of the surest tacklers in the country over the last two-plus years (only 16 missed tackles on 251 career attempts). Look at Alvin Kamara. Will the Lions give him a long-term deal? In Week 2 of the 2016 season, James tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee against Charleston Southern and sat out for the rest of the season. Read More »

Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win

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After being asked to bat first, England set a target of 303 for the loss of six wickets. Conditions: While temperature rise, Sydney could resemble more of Melbourne with its relatively extreme heat, the pitch might suit the batsmen more in both innings. Read More »

Rafael Nadal into Australian Open quarterfinals

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Knowing that I can resist nearly four hours on court". Three-set grueling matches. In an often breathtaking clash boasting some sumptuous shot-making, the Spaniard was stunned by the hard-hitting Schwartzman who broke him three times before claiming the second set at Rod Laver Arena. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur Look To Add To Southampton's Troubles

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Southampton and Tottenham played out a 1-all draw in an English Premier League match this morning. A Steven Davis brace cancelled out Son Heung-min's opener to lift Southampton into sixth and contending for European football. Their array of attacking talent and ability to push sides aside easily will give them the best possible chance against a Southampton side out of form. Read More »

What We Learned From The Warriors' 116-108 Loss To The Rockets

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The MVP candidate is on a minutes restriction for Houston, but as the clock wound down Saturday, Harden was still on the court, and for good reason. They've even won two out of the three meetings between these teams this season. Harden, who recently recovered from a strained hamstring, recorded 22 points and eight assists, and he scored a crucial 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that stretched the lead from three to six. Read More »

Government Shutdown To Limit NFL Viewing Options For Overseas Troops

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The Pentagon, according to CNN's Barbara Starr, said that AFN would remain unavailable if the shutdown continued into Sunday. Both the AFC and NFC conference championships are scheduled for Sunday. In the USA those games will be televised on CBS and FOX, respectively. The loss of AFN programming means USA military personnel overseas had to find another way to watch the NFL's NFC and AFC football championship games. Read More »

Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal predicted THIS about Kyle Edmund

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He was playing really well, but so was I. British number two Kyle Edmund defeated Italian Andreas Seppi in four sets to reach the last eight of the Australian Open for the first time. When the Italian broke for 2-1 in the second he threatened to race away, but suddenly threw in a few errors to allow the British player to break back. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan to have medical at Arsenal in next 48 hours

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There's some pride in Chile about Sanchez playing for Mourinho and also Guardiola during his career, and there the move from Arsenal to Manchester United is seen through good eyes rather than a veil of negativity. "I know that the club is happy and the owners, the board are happy, they know that I am happy". "I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when the Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did, there is no point in trying to hide or deny", he told ... Read More »

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Premier League preview

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We had to start the game quickly and we did that, so I'm happy". However, the north London side did not appear to struggle up front during the game. Crystal Palace had struggled to clear their lines and when they did get a foot into a challenge they quickly surrendered possession, it ultimately paved the way for Monreal to burst down the left-hand side of the penalty box and tee-up the Nigeria global who bundled the ball into the back of the net from six-yards out. Read More »