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Rummenigge surprised by Lahm call

The 33-year-old Lahm, who retired from worldwide football after leading Germany as captain to the World Cup title in 2014, says "it's just a few more months but no more". "Lahm would have been a sports director without a seat on the board (of directors) - unlike predecessor Matthias Sammer (2012 to 2016)". Lahm will end his career as a Bayern legend, yet there was a time when his future at the club was uncertain as he was sent on a two-year loan to Stuttgart in 2003. Read More »

Sergio Aguero's future at City


Jesus was sought after by many clubs throughout Europe, and it looks like City has found the heir to Sergio Aguero. "Now we are third, that Champions League spot for next year is going to be tough as well". "I think over the 90 minutes we deserved to win but the gap between our first half display and our second was too big". "Many times this season in last minute we have conceded". Read More »

Super Bowl LI: It's a new plateau for Falcons QB Matt Ryan


He most likely will enter the Super Bowl arena with the initials MVP appended to his name - having claimed that award in absentia the night before. It isn't a guarantee that Ryan will take home the award, though, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also a possibility. Read More »

Ligue 1: Payet completes Marseille return

French attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet has joined Marseille as West Ham confirm £25million deal. Speaking in his first press conference as a Marseille player (again), the France global was asked whether he feels he should explain his recent actions. Read More »

Winks: Pochettino makes Spurs stars do this if nutmegged three times

Tottenham got themselves back in the game when Son's effort from a tight angle deflected home before Spurs were awarded a penalty in the 64th minute After Vincent Janssen was fouled in the area. "Full credit to Wycombe and how they played the first half". It is the oldest competition in the world and the teams and people try to win to lift the trophy. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Liverpool's second cup exit this week


In the league, they are now in fourth place and ten points adrift of Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp was at a loss to explain Liverpool's performance in the shock 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Wolves at Anfield. It's all well and good scoring contributing when the team is playing well, but senior players like Lallana, Hendo, Coutinho et al need to show up when the team is struggling, and that isn't happening right now. Read More »

Usain Bolt stripped off 2008 Olympic Gold


Stuart Stimpson, Carter's legal adviser said that his client would embed petition with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). "Things happen in life, if it's confirmed or whatever and I need to give back my gold medal it's not a problem to me". Read More »

Real Madrid: Benzema too often looks like he's on a Sunday stroll

Despite their dominance Real found themselves further behind just before the break when John Guidetti's effort was saved by Kiko Casilla but was then inadvertently sent home for an own goal by Danilo. "I have to congratulate my players, this triumph is theirs", he told Marca . The team now seems to have to focus on Champions League and La Liga. City rivals Atletico Madrid cruised into the last four despite fielding an under-strength side after a 2-2 draw at Eibar secured a 5-2 aggregate win. Read More »

History of the Serena vs. Venus Williams rivalry at the Australian Open

Who do you think will win the Australian Open matches? Most important is that I step on the court and I play my best tennis."Despite Wawrinka's breakthrough 2014 Grand Slam title in Melbourne , Federer will be the crowd's sentimental favourite as he presses his claims for a record-extending 18th major crown". Read More »

Aitor Karanka slams Gaston Ramirez for forcing move

Arsenal are certain to keep a close eye on Calum Chambers' status, with Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka confirming that the versatile defender, now on a season-long loan at the Riverside Stadium, could be sidelined for up to a month due to an injured foot. Read More »

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to James Bree deal

Basel had expected to lose the 28-year-old last summer afrer his fine performances at Euro 2016 with Iceland. Villa owner Tony Xia intimated on Twitter that Bree would not be the only new face at Villa Park on Wednesday. Bjarnason, who has 56 caps in total for Iceland, played in all of his country's five games at Euro 2016 including the win against England, and finished the tournament with two goals to his name. Read More »

Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals pitcher, killed in accident


The Royals lowered their flag to half-staff in Ventura's memory. Yordano Ventura was killed in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. After signing with the Braves as an global free agent in 2000, Marte quickly became a highly regarded prospect and a potential long term replacement for Chipper Jones in Atlanta. Read More »

Angelique Kerber celebrates 29th birthday by advancing to third round

She will next play either France's Pauline Parmentier or American Coco Vandeweghe, with a potential fourth round clash world number one Angelique Kerber, whom she beat in Rome a year ago, awaiting her. Witthoeft, who had won a long rally which caused Kerber to swipe her racket toward the court just ahead of the double faults, won the next three points to level the match. Read More »

Konta, Wozniacki to meet in Open 3rd round

The Dane has only conceded seven games in her opening two matches. But Konta is one of the form players at the top of the women's game and she showed it again at Melbourne Park. She has a strong team in her corner and is in a very good position to go very far in this competition. She comfortable served out the set 6-1 with a key to the result Wozniacki's impressive returning as she managed to win 69 per cent of points on Vekic's first serve. Read More »

Are Carmelo's New York Days Numbered?

A bad charge call on Derrick Rose and a blatant no call on his drive to the hoop in the final seconds helped cost the Knicks another game they had in their control. But are the Knicks reciprocating that loyalty? Perhaps he can return soon and help stop the skid. Several marquee players have been mentioned in trade rumors for the past few weeks, but one NBA All-Star will probably stay with his struggling team. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp presented with Cornish pasty at Plymouth

The issue with Matip comes in the disagreement Liverpool has with Cameroon in that the 25-year-old center back announced his worldwide retirement before squads were selected for the Africa Cup of Nations. With Nelson Oliveira suspended and Martin Olsson having signed for Swansea on Tuesday, Norwich will be nowhere near their full strength and I expect there to be a pretty decent move for the home side in the run-up to kick-off. Read More »

Kane Bags Hat Trick As Tottenham Maul West Brom 4-0


Kane scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season in the 12th minute and Gareth McAuley diverted a shot from Christian Eriksen beyond his goalkeeper Ben Foster before the half hour in what was a torrid opening half for Albion. Jan VertonghenVertonghen rolled his ankle after slipping off the pitch and had to be immediately taken to the treatment room on 64 minutes. Tottenham have laid down a marker in the title race with this performance, which moved them above Liverpool into ... Read More »

Andy Carroll: 'No player bigger than West Ham United'


But we have enough players to put a strong team out and have good players on the bench. "I expect him to come back and show commitment and determination to the team, like the team have shown to him", he said. Payet is wanted by former club Marseille, but West Ham have made clear they do not intend to sell him in this month's transfer window - as such there is a standoff. Read More »

Former England manager Graham Taylor dead at 72

Graham Taylor might be best remembered by some for his doomed spell as England manager in the 1990s, but his troubles on the global stage could never overshadow everything he achieved with Watford. "It would have been very easy for a man of his experience to go and get involved and try and help me with what I was learning". "I was surprised, absolutely surprised". Read More »

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough suffered broken leg in title game, report says


The timetable was accelerated last week when Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that Kiffin would not be involved in the title game and Sarkisian would be calling the plays. "All of (Sarkisian's) decisions are well thought out, but more than anything, he has a honest appreciation for the players and the work that they've put in", Napier said. Read More »

5 potential candidates to replace Sonny Dykes as Cal's head coach

In December, Dykes interviewed for the head coaching opening a Baylor that ultimately went to Matt Rhule. Names being tossed around to fill in at Cal are Spavital, Ron Rivera, and Chip Kelly- but Kelly is, probably, out of Cal's price range since the school is going to pay Dykes $5-million to leave after a recent contract extension . Read More »

Stats Show Why Chelsea Are Bringing Nathan Ake Back to Stamford Bridge


Bournemouth manager Howe has said that loosing out the defender in the middle of the season would be "big blow". His fears were realized less than 24 hours after resting Ake for Bournemouth's 3-0 FA Cup to Millwall. "I called him back because I think he's showing that he's ready to stay in the squad of Chelsea ". However, it appears that his time at Bournemouth is coming to an end. Read More »

Watch Draymond Green Angrily Chew Out Kevin Durant Late In Warriors' Loss


The Grizzlies, who outscored the Warriors 32-13 in the fourth quarter, dominated the overtime, using the four hoops by Gasol and Randolph to build a lead they never relinquished. "I'm actually happy we lost today", Green said , per the San Francisco Chronicle . Rather than run an offensive set, Stephen Curry reluctantly flipped the ball to Kevin Durant, who launched a contested 3-pointer as his teammates stood idly. Read More »

United States of America wins World Juniors gold in shootout thriller over Canada


Two goals on three shots will do that. Motzko, sitting next to Ducharme at Bell Centre , was reluctant to entertain the notion that USA Hockey has caught up to Hockey Canada . 3-1 on New Year's Eve. "When we got together in MI for our camp this summer, there was something special with these guys". "This team had great camaraderie, tremendous heart and always battled". Read More »

FA Cup: Preston 1-2 Arsenal - Gunners fight back to win


So, here are five players who are not regular starters, for a host of different reasons, that deserve to start on Saturday against Preston North End . But whatever words Wenger barked during the break, they had an immediate effect with Aaron Ramsey rifling in an equaliser 50 seconds after the restart. Read More »

NBA All Star Uniforms Now Officially Available In NBA 2K17

But the concept of a rising tide raises all boats has reached an inexplicable level, with the NBA All-Star voting results released on Thursday. It also helps to be on one of the most popular teams in the league. A mere 14,000 votes separated the third and fourth-place finishers in voting, after both had almost 800,000 votes. Thunder fans can vote for their favorite players - including back-to-back All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook - here. Read More »

Younis Khan makes another unique record with ton against Australia

Warner became the first Australian since Bradman 87 years ago to make a century in the opening session on the first day of a Test, and the only batsman to achieve the feat in Australia. The son of English immigrants, Handscomb got his chance to show his composure and unorthodox batting technique at the top level when Australia overhauled their team after losing two tests to South Africa in November. Read More »