Newcastle United are hoping to add to their squad before Thursday's transfer deadline and have identified SL Benfica's Andreas Samaris and AS Monaco's Antonio Barreca as last-minute targets. "From talking to the lad, you can tell that he is really focused and wants to do well". "The left back/left wing back position is one we've been looking to strengthen for a while and he's an Italy under-21 global who we know has quality, good delivery and is good going forward", said Benitez.
Sarri has come under pressure, following a 4-0 humiliation at Bournemouth on Wednesday, which is the Blues' heaviest league defeat in 23 years. It was Chelsea's worst league defeat since 1996 and the heat will be on Italian Sarri whose side have now lost consecutive league games without scoring a goal .
It meant Jurgen Klopp's side missed a glorious opportunity to go seven points ahead of Manchester City , following their 2-1 defeat at Newcaste United 24 hours earlier. "I hear people say it's unsporting, but it's an advantage, if their box is clear then it's better to defend". City boss Pep Guardiola played down the significance of the tweet, saying: "I'm not concerned about the social media of the players, what they tweet or Instagram, or other social media.
McVay? He has 26 wins on his resume through his first two seasons as a head coach. You've got to be able to deal with that, too, throughout the season. "I'm here to stay, baby". Michel likely would have won the MVP award in both performances, so I'm willing to bite on him at 20-1 odds. "The night before, I'll sleep great", he said.
Although confirmation did not come before the 11pm cut-off, the expectation was the deal would be ratified and that Palace will pay about £1million to take Batshuayi, who spent the first half of the season at Valencia , from Chelsea . If he was to go to Everton , that would have to be a permanent deal. West Ham have also sent a youngster on loan to Germany, with Reece Oxford signing for Augsburg, while Spurs forward Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has joined Monaco for six months.
World number one Novak Djokovic secured a record seventh Australian Open title and third consecutive Grand Slam crown as he produced a near-perfect display to dispatch Rafael Nadal in straight sets in Melbourne . Djokovic will go to Paris in May for the French Open seeking to become the only man in the Open Era to win all four majors twice, and with victory would hold all four majors at the same time for the second time in his career.
The NBA trade deadline is February 7. The Celtics are also interested in Davis, league sources said , but the collective bargaining agreement prevents them from dealing for a second player signed under the "Rose rule" extension before the summer; Irving, acquired from Cleveland in August 2017, was their first.
Garcia was called into the office of Rams general manager Les Snead, where Cooks was waiting to deliver the gift in person. After Super Bowl LII a year ago in Minneapolis, nearly 14 million US workers didn't go to work Monday morning, according to the Workforce Institute at Kronos, a global think tank.
The cornerback, Nickell Robey-Coleman, should have been flagged for either defensive pass interference or a personal foul against Tommylee Lewis , but the officials neglected to do so on either count. After the game, the NFL league office admitted to Saints head coach Sean Payton that the non-call was a mistake, NFL Network reported . That play indeed changed the game, forcing New Orleans to hit a field goal instead of scoring a potential touchdown.
The Knicks are intriguing as a potential destination for Davis, as his addition would end their seemingly constant search for a franchise-altering superstar. Boston would nearly certainly be a place that makes sense, since the Celtics are a contender and have more than enough assets to make a good deal for New Orleans.
The frustration of not making a birdie on the par-five 18th, and missing a short birdie putt on the 14th hole, was evident after his round. "I'm still leading and obviously that's fantastic and I couldn't be displeased with that". "(But) I want to have my best game, I want to be comfortable hitting shots, so that's what I am working towards. Things were looking much the same after he started his second round with three birdies through the first 13 holes, but disaster struck on the 15th and ...
Gianfranco Zola is backing loan signing Gonzalo Higuain to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge. After an excellent start to Sarri's reign in charge, Chelsea has stumbled since losing for the first time under the Italian against Spurs at the end of November.
Bates reportedly punched the officer in the head, over his eye. Bates, however, allegedly "refused to be printed and became increasingly agitated", punching O'Brien after the sergeant "attempted to calm" him. Charges are pending against Detroit Lions reserve linebacker Trevor Bates , 25, in connection with the incident at a police station house in Queens .
He will undergo surgery at a date to be determined and will be out for the season. Oladipo is having another all-star caliber season with the Pacers . "Let's get this one for him", he said to a group of players shaken by the fragility of an National Basketball Association career flashing just before their eyes, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic .
She is also the first Asian player to be world number one, and the youngest player to hold top spot since 2010. Others paid equal tribute to Kvitova, who had staved off three championship points in typically gutsy fashion in the second set to nearly turn the tide of the match before Osaka reasserted herself in the third set.
Kei Nishikori departs Rod Laver Arena . "I don't mind Novak getting in a little bit grump, I think it sharpens him up towards the end of the tournament". Novak Djokovic's attempt at an Australian accent left his fans in stitches on Wednesday. Whole another stated that this has become a habit for Nishikori, saying "Oh quel surprise - Nishikori abandons a big match half way through!" The Serb won past year in the quarter-final at Wimbledon 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and the US Open semi-final ...
Djokovic has now made his 24th Grand Slam final, the third-most among men in the Open Era, after Roger Federer (30) and Nadal (25). Lucas Pouille admitted that world number one Novak Djokovic played so well in their Australian Open semi-final Friday that he was powerless to resist.
Solskjaer fielded a much-changed side for Manchester United's 2-0 triumph over Reading in the third round of the FA Cup, but is expected to go in with a full-strength starting lineup against Unai Emery's Gunners. Manchester United were looking to make it eight wins in a row in all competitions, and they did so in style at the Emirates. Sanchez left the club on rather acrimonious terms, having been linked with both United and their rivals Manchester City.
Naomi Osaka has downed Czech heavyweight Karolina Pliskova in three sets to qualify for her second consecutive gran slam final after claiming the US Open a year ago. Opens. Whatever happens, I'm very, very happy. Williams has a large fan following considering she is widely regarded among the greatest tennis players of all time, and they are loyal to a fault.
He's very important. He's improving. "We are always close to the last step [to trophies] but to achieve it is the most hard thing", Pochettino said, before Sunday's FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace . He has scored four goals in 30 outings this season, as many as he managed in the previous three seasons. "It is completely unfair to charge the club like you would Manchester City , Liverpool or Chelsea ".
So who are the best picks for Antetokounmpo and James to build their teams around? Reserves will be announced next Thursday, and the all-star game will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 17. Captains are chosen, and then voting selects the starting lineups of each team by conference. George was ranked fourth by the fans, players and media.
Brees said he expects the NFL's replay rules to "constantly evolve as they try to make this game batter and try to make sure that it is as fair as possible". On the first drive of overtime, the Saints lost possession after safety John Johnson III picked off Drew Brees' lofty pass meant for wide receiver Michael Thomas .
It's no secret that Anthony wants to continue his playing career. But others are also said to be at least somewhat interested, including the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans . The trade will be completed Tuesday, sources said. Meanwhile, the Rockets made the deal for the luxury-tax break it provided. The NBA has exceptions for holidays like MLK Day, requiring the teams to submit information about the potential trade in place with advanced notice, so that a few select ...
Solskjaer has hailed the progress McTominay has made at the club. Asked if this was the best he had seen from De Gea, Solskjaer said: "Well, he had one against Arsenal a couple of years ago - but he should have held a few of them!" Former Everton boss Allardyce believes that the lack of time off he will be afforded and prospective injury problems that will mount up could prevent the youngster from playing for more than another decade.
In an interview to ESPN the wife of Roger Federer's agent Mary Joe Fernandez , who was the United States Fed Cup team captain, explained how Simona Halep can manage to upset Serena Williams at the Australian Open on Monday. "I have beat Serena only once in my life, so I can not say much about this match". "I haven't played the world number one since I've been back (from having a baby), so, yeah, it will be good".
Although she had a strangely poor run at Grand Slams, with no semi-final run in more than five years, the two-time Wimbledon champion kept making deep runs on the tour. That Barty has indeed gained from cricket became evident when she won the US Open doubles title with CoCo Vandeweghe in 2018 and also became the first Australian woman since Jelena Dokic to make the last eight in the Australian Open .
Barcelona have announced the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng on a loan deal from Sassuolo until the end of the season. His contract will include a purchase option that is estimated to be eight million euros. It is unlikely Boateng's signing will be finalised in time for him to play against Sevilla in the first leg of Barca's Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday, meaning he could make his debut on Sunday against Girona.
AC Milan , meanwhile, are reported to be chasing Genoa's Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek , who has scored 19 goals in 21 appearances since moving from Cracovia in July. Higuain, who is on loan at Milan from Juventus , is reportedly wanted at Chelsea by his ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri . Deflecting blame from his own decision-making after the 2-0 loss, Sarri didn't hold back with a damning critique of his players' mental fragility as Chelsea's grip on fourth place in the Premier ...
Lleyton Hewitt gave an explosive press conference on Thursday night at Melbourne Park, claiming Bernard Tomic had tried to blackmail him while sending threats to his family. "I've got nothing to do with your family and I don't care what's wrong with you, you liar". "I think the threats that I've received for me and my family that I've had for a year and a half now..." Hewitt also categorically refuted Tomic's allegations that he has a management interest in some of Australia's best ...
You start with work rate. He has now calmed down in front of goal and he's assured and is practising all the time . "I don't think it's a job that anybody could automatically step into and do well", Hughton said. "We knew it, we saw some of their games which were enough to show they can hurt us". "If this momentum keeps going and the train keeps rolling we will get loads of points on the board and hopefully it will take us up the table".
Jose Mourinho departed his second stint at the club in 2015 with a hail of barbs aimed at the players who "betrayed" him. "In the last six, seven games we have not scored that much, especially in the Premier League , and we have to improve".
She again fought back in the second set, but Wozniacki broke in the 10th game to take the match to a decider. "I had a really good feeling out here today against someone who can be unsafe", said Federer after reaching the Melbourne fourth round for the 17th time - more than anyone else ever.
The cut in the event comes tomorrow after 54 holes after all three venues have been played by the competitors before the event returns to the Stadium Tournament Course for Sunday's final round. "There's two areas that guys tend to decline when they hit about mid 40s or so forth, " Mickelson said. "I had a decent lie after dropping off the cart path, but I had the ball a little bit below my feet and a slight uphill lie, which the tendency on those shots is to pull it and I just didn't adjust ...
Rumours of a move to Manchester United have popped up, as well as a potential return to Liverpool . Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace and a collection of old familiar faces to Anfield for another 3pm Saturday kick off. "That's why I watched three different types of games, and at least two away games but one home game as well because it gives you a better picture of what they do if you let them".
Bournemouth's Callum Wilson smashed home a wonderful second-half volley and his strike partner Joshua King added a second to give their side a much-needed 2-0 home win over West Ham in their Premier League clash. "From our side we will have to be very concentrated, try not to allow them to score, and of course our team always tries to score". "If it's a good deal for both parties we will arrange to be without Marko".
Woods admits he played too much a year ago, a mistake he says he won't make again. Woods has won the open seven times, finished in the top 10 six other times and is the open's all-time leader in prize money won, with $6,915,700. He's eligible to play the WGC Mexico Championship right after Riviera, then in quick succession, as the PGA Tour moves to Florida, he'll have to consider the Honda Classic near his South Florida home, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he's won eight times ...
I needed to leave Arsenal because of the fact that Arsene Wenger wanted to play with a different kind of striker. The German is now the highest earning player in Arsenal squad and if they sell him off then the manager would finally get the money to bring in new players.
With Fellaini injured, Solskjaer has suggested that Scott McTominay's chances of going out on loan may have receded. The main focus now, though, is Saturday's match against Brighton. ESPN's Shaka Hislop says David de Gea's confidence in net has a huge psychological effect on strikers ability to score on the Manchester United keeper.
January sees the tennis season blaze into life on the scorching hard courts of Melbourne Park. "Maybe", Maria said afterward, "I was a little bit overwhelmed". Her baby, Olympia , was born on September 1, 2017, and Williams was off the tour until last March. "I don't want to put her on too much of a pedestal because I have to play her, but I love her".
Now that Irving is experiencing what it's like to lead a championship caliber team firsthand, he's had a chance to reflect on his former behavior and attitude towards leadership. They're even deep with their big men with Al Horford , Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes when he's healthy. I was young. I made some mistakes. But Ainge remains focused on the big picture of things, noting that this is hardly uncommon for a team.
According to a new report, Kubiak is now being eyed by the Minnesota Vikings for their as-yet-unfilled offensive coordinator position. Downing is still a member of the Vikings' coaching staff according to the team's website , but what his position will be in 2019 is not yet known with Pariani now taking over his previous job.
I was like, "Oh, wow, these are really close to the net". "I want to congratulate him for all he did for tennis ". Former University of Virginia standout Danielle Collins upended No. Asked what kind of driver he is, Nadal replied: " I am not a competitor but I am a safe driver ". As for his postmatch flex, Tiafoe said: "I hope the crowd liked it".
Was it always done the way you'd like to see it done? No. The team traded away its own star wide receiver Golden Tate during last season, opening a void at the position. The 30-year-old is signed through 2021 with an average salary of $17 million. Roethlisberger has one year left on his deal and led the National Football League in passing yards last season with 5,129.
And with so much changing in Cincinnati, a coaching candidate like Zac Taylor might be allowed to go and draft his eventual preferred quarterback, even if it means sitting that quarterback behind Andy Dalton for a few years while he plays out his contract.
Until now, momentum and the feel-good factor had propelled United to victories against five teams who, with all due respect, they should expect to beat on every occasion. "It is a pleasure to play again". We were all determined and wanted to win this game. Solskjaer hailed De Gea as "the best goalkeeper in the world" after the Spaniard's 11 saves and praised his defence but he acknowledged it was tough going after the break.
I liked the match . 'I just hope that, whatever happens, he can get back to just regular life, pain-free, and be able to enjoy himself and not be in constant pain. Also on Day 2, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev broke Aljaz Bedene 's serve in the seventh game of the third set and went on to complete a 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 win over the Slovenian player to reach the second round.
The NFL Playoffs are down to its final four teams . To the degree inevitability exists in the National Football League, it was a pretty good bet the Rams were saying so long rather than goodbye to New Orleans after losing to the Saints in early November.
However, Guardiola indicated that "I am not talking about the case with the Ajax player, because he's an Ajax player". Manchester City host Wolves tonight as they look to keep the pressure up on title rivals Liverpool after the Reds bagged all three points at Brighton on Saturday.
Encouraged by the likes of Jadon Sanco at Borussia Dortmund , Hudson-Odoi wants regular first team football and at present, Sarri can not oblige. He is also a versatile player, who, despite being labelled as a central midfielder, can be utilized as a deep-lying playmaker or even as a holding midfielder.
But United executive chairman Ed Woodward will force Mourinho to stick to the terms of the departure agreement after being stung for £15m when United appointed him in 2016. The 55-year-old was linked with a move to replace Rui Vitoria at Benfica few days after being sacked by the Premier League outfit. 'I am fine at the moment.