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Kevin Durant responds to Clint Capela's comments

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If Harden can stay healthy after missing seven games with a hamstring injury , it's going to be hard for any team in the west outside of the Warriors to beat the Rockets. "We're for real, for real". As cliché as that may sound, the Warriors are clearly the only obstacle keeping them from being at their best, and it's become increasingly frustrating to watch because we've all seen how dominant they can be. Read More »

Aditya Thackeray named member of Shiv Sena national executive

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The Sena shares an uneasy alliance with the BJP in the state and has been vocal in opposing some of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies. "The changes will be effected to accommodate those party cadres and legislators who have not been made ministers or leaders in the party so far". Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's performance in loss 'just not good enough'

I'm frustrated, I'm angry, because it's not necessary what we did here". "That's why, especially in the first half, we achieved some moments that we were more near their goal". "He was shouting at me all the time", Klopp said. "He probably has a season ticket". We had a plan - how you hopefully saw in the second half when he went back to what we wanted to do in the beginning. Read More »

T25-Michigan St-Illinois, 1st Ld-Writethru,574

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Kipper Nichols paced the Illini with a career-high 27 points, including 5-8 from three-point range. Trent Frazier supplied 13 points, and Leron Black added 12 for the Illini. "That goes everywhere", Izzo said. "I mean, we're great at home games, we're great at neutral sites", Bridges said. Not even against a team still winless in Big Ten play. Read More »

Manchester United have just announced Alexis Sanchez with the most dramatic video

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Manchester United could be set to announce the signing of Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez on a staggering £450k-a-week deal. The Chilean will command a lower transfer fee than the Inter winger, is a more versatile player, a greater goal threat, and someone whose move will weaken one top-four rival and stop Manchester City from landing a priority signing. Read More »

Newcastle fans angered with defender's poor performance against Man City: "Useless", "Awful"

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He did eventually produce some sensational work to set up Agüero for the third goal against Newcastle , but it needs to a game's worth of a good performance and not just some occasional moments of magic. On another goal-friendly night for the Argentine, here are three winners and three losers. Newcastle offered very little from an attacking perspective for much of the match and only really threatened in the second period, when Jacob Murphy scored and Ederson almost gifted them an ... Read More »

Alabama student expelled after racist rant on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Harley Barber of Alpha Phi sorority is seen in the now viral video using the N-word and profanities in the video posted on Instagram on Martin Luther King day. The University of Alabama condemned the comments in a reply on Twitter to one of the many retweets of the videos. The global Alpha Phi organization kicked Barber out of the sorority and the University of Alabama, the remarks "ignorant and disturbing,"ultimately chose to cut ties with her". Read More »

Cousins has historic triple double as Pelicans win in 2OT

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Meanwhile, the Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. The Pelicans' All-Star big man put together not only one of the best performances of the season, but one of the best performances by a big man ever. Read More »

Zainab murder: Pakistan Supreme Court gives investigators 72 hours

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A police official on Sunday told The Nation that the Joint Investigation Team was working on different lines to solve the latest child rape and murder case that sparked countrywide protest this month. The court expressed dissatisfaction over police's investigation and said it should also use conventional methods as well instead of only depending upon DNA samples. Read More »

Rafinha cleared by Barcelona to complete Inter switch

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However, if the 4th-placed Nerazzurri achieve Champions League qualification, the option to buy will become compulsory. He previously underwent knee surgery. However, the Brazil worldwide now has the opportunity to get back to playing regular football, something which is the pressing factor in his decision to join Inter Milan this month, according to his father. Read More »

Man United aiming to make next City derby a 'nervous' affair - Smalling

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Normally we don't concede many goals. The Red Devils are now in second place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City . "And we look to the attacking areas and we need that extra competitive internal competition but more solutions for us, so let's see". Mourinho was happy with the way his side coped with the direct approach of their opponents but believes the game could have been over sooner had the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard done better with ... Read More »

AFC title game: Two thumbs up for Patriots, Brady

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Brady finally addressed the Wednesday cut to his throwing hand that become a major pre-game concern. There was no ligament damage, no broken or dislocated fingers. The decision came even after the Jaguars had moved the ball well against the Patriots in the first half, and their kicker Josh Lambo later nailed two long field goals, suggesting his range and accuracy could have been useful if the Jags had been able to get into field-goal range. Read More »

Emerging economies: WEF ranks Pakistan better than India

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This is significant because only two advanced economies have shown "advancing" trend.The top five advanced economies, in terms of inclusive development, are Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark apart from Norway. Emerging -country data show a similar disconnect between GDP growth and Inclusion. Among 74 emerging economies, Lithuania ranks first with a score of 4.86, followed by Hungary (4.74), Azerbaijan (4.69), Latvia (4.67) and Poland (4.61). Read More »

No Sevilla offer for Daniel Sturridge

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Sturridge is believed to be keen on a January exit to boost his diminishing chances of being selected by England for the World Cup in June , but a loan alone isn't good enough for Liverpool . But Liverpool are also happy to keep Sturridge at Anfield, given they are still involved in the Champions League and FA Cup and are trying to secure a top-four spot in the Premier League . Read More »

De Bruyne renews his contract with Man City

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De Bruyne , who has eight goals and 13 assists to his name in all competitions this season, believes he is playing the best football of his career. Kevin De Bruyne (right) has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City . "We were open for it directly and for me it was the best decision to stay here". 'The project is very good, with a lot of young players coming through so I'm happy to also build with this team'. Read More »

CM Punk to get another shot in UFC, likely this year

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Tony will defend his interim belt, which will be the official title if Conor does not return to defend. "I'm going to give it to him". He is, however, open to Mayweather suiting up in the UFC - under one condition. He's good for me, he's good for the guy next to me, he's good for all of us, because of how many eyes he brings to us. Another shot at the UFC is exactly what White believes current WWE star Brock Lesnar will take, but he thinks Ronda Rousey - the former UFC women's ... Read More »

Browns to hire ex-Steelers offensive coordinator Haley

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Haley will be the team's playcaller, a job Jackson has done in his first two years with the Browns. Haley produced impressive results in Pittsburgh, but his brash, confrontational style wore thin with Ben Roethlisberger and others. In 2010, he guided the team to the greatest turnaround in franchise history, from 4-12 to 10-6. As an added bonus, the opportunity to face the Steelers twice a year and try to stick it to the team that let him go should be a good motivating point for Haley. Read More »

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale believes his side are returning to top form after Sunday's 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna . He returned for his brutal header goal just six minutes later. And it worked for us. "He has got a wound and I think he's been given two or three stitches". "To score seven goals at the Bernabeu, I don't remember the last time, it's been a while". Read More »

Root withdraws from T20I tri-series against Australia, New Zealand

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England vice-captain Ben Stokes has confirmed he won't join the squad until after his first court appearance on February 13, the same day he was slated to make his worldwide cricket return. Stokes was charged with one count of affray in relation to an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Ben Stokes has confirmed he will appear in court on the same day he was expected to play for England in New Zealand. Read More »