• Celtics hold team meeting after 120-107 loss to the Bucks
Celtics hold team meeting after 120-107 loss to the Bucks

It was only a week ago that Boston beat the Atlanta Hawks , giving the Celtics their eighth straight victory and seemingly putting the team's inconsistent 10-10 start behind them. Boston grabbed its 11-point lead early in the first only to see the Suns use a 25-7 run over a 6½-minute stretch in the second. Baynes shook his hand in visible pain...

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  • Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role
Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role

David de Gea is the best keeper in the world, Paul Pogba a World Cup victor and, in Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial , they have three outstanding young forwards. "I think the most important thing is now the position we're in, it's to focus on the team and what Ole wants from us as players and we will do all we can to maximis...

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  • How to Watch Chiefs vs. Seahawks
How to Watch Chiefs vs. Seahawks

The Chiefs control their destiny for the AFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs despite their Week 15 home loss to the Chargers, while Seattle can clinch an NFC wild-card berth with a win. So, there's a lot of issues here. The Seahawks entered Sunday night's nationally-televised tilt with the Kansas City Chiefs al...

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  • Real Madrid clinch third successive Club World Cup title
Real Madrid clinch third successive Club World Cup title

Al Ain reached the final after the United Arab Emirates club proved to be the surprise of the short tournament. Los Blancos have now won four of the last five Club World Cups and the victor of the tournament has hailed from Europe in the previous six.

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  • Manchester City stunned by Palace, trail Liverpool by four points
Manchester City stunned by Palace, trail Liverpool by four points

He has scored a few special goals in his time at Selhurst Park but given the occasion and the size of the task they had at the Etihad, this must surely have been his sweetest hit, not to mention his best. Townsend put it perfectly when he described it as "definitely the best goal of my career, against the best side I've ever played" because it was ...

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  • Pogba: I thank Jose, even if it didn't end well
Pogba: I thank Jose, even if it didn't end well

Mourinho , who replaced Dutchman Louis van Gaal in 2016, won the Europa League and League Cup in his first campaign but his third season was dominated by media reports of a rift with Pogba while United laboured on the pitch playing boring soccer.

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  • India with 2 injury concerns ahead of 3rd test vs Australia
India with 2 injury concerns ahead of 3rd test vs Australia

In Perth, in particular, he made his presence felt with a brilliant first-innings century, but was also involved in a much-publicised tete-a-tete with opposing captain Tim Paine , attracting criticism from several former players, including Australian greats Mike Hussey and Mitchell Johnson.

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  • Three takeaways from Duke-Texas Tech
Three takeaways from Duke-Texas Tech

After a decent layoff, dating back to the December 8 game against Yale, the Blue Devils will face another Ivy League opponent. "Growing up my favorite player was Michael Jordan", said the freshman Blue Devil , according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic .

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  • Real Madrid clinch third straight Club World Cup
Real Madrid clinch third straight Club World Cup

Many expected this result but despite Madrid getting the trophy, many applauded Al Ain for their journey and for putting up a fight against the Spanish heavyweights. Benzema went close with a blocked effort, before also firing over the bar. "But Al Ain have won the respect of the world". Madrid's home-grown midfielder Marcos Llorente doubled th...

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  • Solskjaer expects say in January transfers
Solskjaer expects say in January transfers

Solskjaer will hit the ground running at United, who will play five matches in 15 days beginning with Saturday's Premier League clash at Cardiff, where the former Norway worldwide spent nine months as a coach in 2014. It's about Manchester United , it's about our players knowing what they can do. "I can't tell Mourinho to do anything different, ...

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  • Klopp delighted with Liverpool triumph: A big fight - but cool!
Klopp delighted with Liverpool triumph: A big fight - but cool!

Van Dijk overcame illness to deliver an outstanding performance against Wolves that earned the acclaim of his manager and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. We will be training on Christmas morning, so it is like every other day. "We have Manchester City waiting and that will be really tough for the boys".

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  • Andros Townsend scores stunner as Crystal Palace shock Manchester City
Andros Townsend scores stunner as Crystal Palace shock Manchester City

Silva attempted to head away but the ball dropped invitingly towards Townsend around 30 yards out and he met it with a ferocious volley that flew into the roof of the net. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this - three shots on goal and three goals. Second, it was probably one of the finest Premier League goals scored this season, or ...

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  • Manchester United's Solskjaer not afraid to use 'hairdryer' like Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United's Solskjaer not afraid to use 'hairdryer' like Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer - known in his playing days as the "Baby-faced Assassin", has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season after Mourinho was sacked earlier this week. The club's highest-paid player, earning in the region of £450,000-a-week, was alleged to have messaged the players's group and claimed Ro...

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  • Rockets nab long-range record in win, Raptors rally
Rockets nab long-range record in win, Raptors rally

The loss ended Indiana's season-best seven-game winning streak and snapped a two-game losing streak for Cleveland (8-23). IN certainly had its chances. "One more three!" when Michael Carter-Williams drained the record-breaker from beyond the arc with 31.1 seconds remaining and victory assured. Nance also recorded his third double-double of the se...

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  • Redskins to sit Montae Nicholson against Titans in wake of arrest
Redskins to sit Montae Nicholson against Titans in wake of arrest

According to ESPN's John Keim, the video emerged while the Redskins were at practice where Gruden said they were planning to speak with Nicholson before making a decision. According to a Loudoun County police report, deputies arrived to find two alleged victims at the scene. Per the report, "an investigation determined the male suspect assaulte...

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  • Anthony Davis Expected To Ask Out of New Orleans This Summer
Anthony Davis Expected To Ask Out of New Orleans This Summer

Davis is under contract with NOLA through the 2019-20 season but he has recently hired James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, which has elevated the belief that Klutch will push the Pelicans to make a deal with the Lakers . "I love New Orleans", it may be nice for him to share the load with another perennial MVP contender. While it led to Jam...

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  • Jurgen Klopp deluded to expect upturn in form from Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke
Jurgen Klopp deluded to expect upturn in form from Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke

Klopp was particularly pleased with the professional way in which his team went about the task of overcoming a Wolves side that have an impressive record against top-six opponents this season. It was by no means a vintage display from Liverpool in driving rain but this was a game which, coming after the high of Sunday's triumph over Manchester U...

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  • Dodgers fans are demanding team to sign Bryce Harper after massive trade
Dodgers fans are demanding team to sign Bryce Harper after massive trade

LA is trading Puig, Kemp and Alex Wood to the Reds in exchange for pitcher Homer Bailey , and prospects Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray . The Dodgers are expected to release Bailey after the deal is official, according to Ken Rosenthal. Kemp, 34, batted.290 with 25 doubles, 21 homers and 85 RBIs last season, when he was an All-Star for the third t...

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  • Manny Machado reportedly prefers the Yankees
Manny Machado reportedly prefers the Yankees

Yet the Dodgers - who sank under the luxury-tax threshold past year to reset the percentage they would pay moving forward - have not pursued Manny Machado at all. While the Dodgers don't appear interested in retaining Machado, he's begun visiting teams this week. He later clarified those comments by saying he doesn't believe in fake hustle.

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  • Vodafone uses Steve Smith's ball-tampering shame in ad
Vodafone uses Steve Smith's ball-tampering shame in ad

Smith lost his job as Australia captain and was suspended after Cameron Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during a Test match against South Africa . "There was the potential for something to happen and it went out onto the field and I had the opportunity to stop it at that point, rather than say I don't want to know any...

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