• Ozil close to new Arsenal deal
Ozil close to new Arsenal deal

BBC Sport are reporting that the German 2014 World Cup victor has agreed a three-year deal until the summer of 2021 and will earn a whopping £350,000-a-week before tax ($495,950) - a massive increase from his current £140,000-a-week deal. "Our intention is to keep Ozil at the club". Mesut Ozil has apparently seen Arsenal's statement of intent to...

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  • Croatian Athletes to Take Part in Olympic Winter Games
Croatian Athletes to Take Part in Olympic Winter Games

After an advance team returned from the North Korean resort last week, South Korean officials said they might have to generate their own electricity for the music performances there because of the North's poor energy supply. Kazakhstanis will participate in 9 sports events, according the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan. "The ministry...

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  • Juan Mata signs one-year contract extension at Manchester United until 2019
Juan Mata signs one-year contract extension at Manchester United until 2019

A return to Valencia could certainly boast their future Champions League pursuits, should the results stay the same and they secure a top four spot. "We are very happy with this transfer from Manchester United ", Armenia coach Artur Petrosyan said.

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  • Mahrez Hands In Transfer Request
Mahrez Hands In Transfer Request

Mahrez went missing from Leicester in a bid to push through a transfer to Chelsea in the summer window but the tactic did not work. Leicester's owners feel as though his value is worth even more recently due to the high prices Van Dijk and Coutinho were bought for from Liverpool and Barcelona.

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  • Barcelona to face Valencia in Copa del Rey semifinals
Barcelona to face Valencia in Copa del Rey semifinals

There was a notable upturn in attendance at the Camp Nou for the home side's derby win, with nearly 80,000 turning out for the game, which has been in contrast with the rest of the season. Coutinho, Barca's club-record signing from Liverpool, last played at the Nou Camp in 2012 when he was on loan at Espanyol from Inter Milan. "Fortunately th...

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  • Suns planning to pursue Avery Bradley in free agency
Suns planning to pursue Avery Bradley in free agency

Bradley, 27, has been bothered by a groin injury, which caused him to miss seven straight games earlier in the season. Detroit started the year well but has fallen off a cliff recently, dropping their last eight games, and they are now several games out of the playoff race.

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  • David Beckham Awarded Miami MLS Franchise
David Beckham Awarded Miami MLS Franchise

A MLS press release has claimed that "an important announcement on the future of soccer in Miami will be made" at a press conference, which will take place in the city's Adrienne Arsht Center. "We're going to rock it", Jorge Mas added. "I joined the Galaxy in 2007 because I realised the long-term potential of this league", he said. There ...

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  • Boateng advises Borussia Dortmund's Aubameyang on current transfer situation
Boateng advises Borussia Dortmund's Aubameyang on current transfer situation

Dortmund director Michael Zorc says a transfer may yet happen if the club's conditions are met. Wenger added that he did not sign Mkhitaryan as a replacement for Mesut Ozil , whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the current season, and instead wants the pair to play together in his team.

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  • Patriots Rumor: Rob Gronkowksi Reportedly Good To Go
Patriots Rumor: Rob Gronkowksi Reportedly Good To Go

Both missed two practices this week while progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol. Super Bowl LII takes place on Sunday, February 4 in Minnesota. Running back Kenjon Barner and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe were full participants in Friday's practice after missing Thursday's session with illness and hamstring injury, respectively.

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  • Australian Open: Rafael Nadal calls for rethink on players' health
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal calls for rethink on players' health

In his 14th quarter-finals in Melbourne , the Swiss will play Tomas Berdych, who left no chance to Fabio Fognini (6:1, 6:4, 6:4). Meanwhile, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will try to put history to one side when they clash in the women's final tomorrow with a first grand slam title and the world No 1 ranking on the line.

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  • Roger Federer enters Australian Open final
Roger Federer enters Australian Open final

Chung had a devastating end to his unexpected run at Melbourne Park, forced to retire from his semifinal against Roger Federer on Friday night with blisters on his feet that were so painful, he said afterward he could no longer walk. He only played two more games before he quit. I just hope I'm going to have a good start to the match. Federer...

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  • Carson Wentz 'confident' he'll play in Eagles' 2018 opener
Carson Wentz 'confident' he'll play in Eagles' 2018 opener

He said that in addition to tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, he also tore the lateral collateral ligament. "I 100 percent believe I'll be back better than ever, stronger ever, and with no looking back", Wentz said.

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  • Tottenham agree personal terms with Lucas Moura
Tottenham agree personal terms with Lucas Moura

According to French outlet RMC , the Brazilian was in London on Thursday when the PSG players had a day off. With the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation just around the corner, he is keen on boosting his chances to make it to the Brazil squad and is set to leave PSG in search of regular footballing action.

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  • Rajasthan Royals sign Stokes, Gayle overlooked in IPL auction
Rajasthan Royals sign Stokes, Gayle overlooked in IPL auction

He was snapped by the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings . "You nearly have to look at it as more of an investment for my game and for all the England team". Jadeja was the prime attraction being an all-rounder and an excellent fielder. Royals, returning after their two-year suspension for their role in the spot-fixing scandal of 2013, were next in.

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  • Man City dispatch Bristol to reach EFL Cup final
Man City dispatch Bristol to reach EFL Cup final

They were the sort of fixtures instantly overlooked by broadcasters because they just weren't interesting. It has coincided with John Stones' return to the team after 6 1/2 weeks out injured. The first three were bought for a combined cost of about 120 million pounds ($170 million). Cardiff have no new injury problems. "With Pep Guardiola y...

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  • IL legislation would ban kids under 12 from playing tackle football
IL legislation would ban kids under 12 from playing tackle football

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) joined a coalition of football stars and medical experts at a news conference in Chicago, proposing the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE. Tregg Duerson, like his father, played football at Notre Dame. Before her husband's diagnosis of dementia at age 52, Nicholson-Sullivan said, he began showing symptoms...

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  • Rory McIlory continues 2018 comeback with 65 in 1st round at Dubai
Rory McIlory continues 2018 comeback with 65 in 1st round at Dubai

I've gotten to know a lot of the people very well here. Lawrie, a two-time Qatar Masters victor, is determined to win back his European Tour card this season and has been encouraged by seeing some positive signs since starting to work with Robert Rock, who combines playing on the European Tour with some coaching.

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  • Emery: Lyon loss unfair on PSG
Emery: Lyon loss unfair on PSG

The 34-year-old Brazilian, however, disagreed with the referee and was red carded for aggressive conduct. Kylian Mbappe has assured Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes he bears no hard feelings after a painful clash between the pair saw the PSG forward leave Sunday's Ligue 1 encounter on a stretcher.

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  • National Football League won't discipline Raiders over 'Rooney Rule'
National Football League won't discipline Raiders over 'Rooney Rule'

If the Raiders had an agreement in place with Gruden, then it appears they at least violated the spirit of the Rooney Rule, which is why the Fritz Pollard Alliance called for an investigation in the first place. Such a change would allow the league to better monitor the hiring process and determine in real time whether there has been compliance w...

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  • Muller reached century in win over Bremen By
Muller reached century in win over Bremen By

The Poland international's double took his tally to 94 Bundesliga goals in 114 games for the Bavarians, meaning he is now the club's all-time leading foreign-born goalscorer. "It's always nice to score, I didn't plan on doing it today, but I knew I was close", said Muller, who warned there is more to come from Bayern. Bremen grew in confidence, b...

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  • Eric Washington named Panthers defensive coordinator
Eric Washington named Panthers defensive coordinator

Norman tweeted to Peterson that the Cardinals cornerback was about to go "supersonic" with Wilks as his coach. I'm told the two worked hard to keep him in place. During Washington's tenure, the Panthers placed in the top 10 in sacks in five of the past six seasons. 'He has done a tremendous job wherever he's been, starting in Chicago and San Dieg...

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  • Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games
Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

Members of the military serving overseas received some good news on Sunday: They will be able to watch the NFC and AFC Championship Games. The network is scheduled to carry Sunday's NFC and AFC title games. "If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast". McCar...

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  • Fisher pulls level with Pieters as McIlroy, Fleetwood lurk in Abu Dhabi
Fisher pulls level with Pieters as McIlroy, Fleetwood lurk in Abu Dhabi

He's a four-time runner-up in Abu Dhabi. "I heard on the putting green this morning DJ (Dustin Johnson) shot -8 under Saturday and apparently it was the easiest -8 under the guys have ever seen, but mine was a little bit of a different story, probably the most hard".

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  • Edmund beats Seppi to reach first Slam quarter
Edmund beats Seppi to reach first Slam quarter

Edmund is normally a reserved character who does not show much emotion on court, but at the end he leapt into the air in celebration. "He plays very well here, he has reached the fourth round a few times and is playing very well but so was I", the unassuming Yorkshireman said on court.

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  • Tottenham adamant Harry Kane will not be sold this summer
Tottenham adamant Harry Kane will not be sold this summer

Dropping points makes it that much more hard to qualify for top four, when Spurs' next three league matches are home to United, at Liverpool , and home to Arsenal , but strong performances against those top six sides can really help Spurs get back into contention.

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