• Scotland draft in Mulgrew for England showdown
Scotland draft in Mulgrew for England showdown

Strachan's side will need all the inspiration they can get in London. "I didn't know how big the rivalry was when I came to Scotland in 2005", she said, "but I sure do now!" The Scotland boss has come under criticism since a 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania, and a 3-0 defeat in Slovakia in October.

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  • Tough early-round NCAA matchups ahead for area college soccer teams
Tough early-round NCAA matchups ahead for area college soccer teams

After winning its fourth consecutive ACC Championship on Sunday , the Florida State soccer team earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. Lynchburg's men return to the tournament for the third time this decade and the 15th time in program history. "It was one we looked at", SIUE Head Coach Derek Burto...

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  • Cam Newton rips National Football League refs: 'I don't even feel safe'
Cam Newton rips National Football League refs: 'I don't even feel safe'

We may never know for certain what Hochuli said , but we do know that something changed around the same time. Newton threw for 212 yards on 14-of-27 passing and rushed for 43. And according to ESPN's Ed Werder , the league did find that one of the hits against Newton from Sunday's game should have been flagged. "It became the story of my life...

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  • UFC 205 Predictions: Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez
UFC 205 Predictions: Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez

Didn't I just take out this division? On the contrary, McGregor put on a promotional masterclass that served to reiterate his importance to the UFC. "When I look back now, compared to how we are now I do see it". "When the eyes roll and the electric shock darts through his whole body and he goes to his knees and he comes up and he's in survival m...

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  • Harry Kane
Harry Kane "delighted" with goalscoring return against Arsenal

The forward was sidelined in mid-September after suffering ankle ligament damage in Spurs' 1-0 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane but made his eagerly anticipated return to Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI at the weekend. Spurs played a 3-4-1-2 system, a response to going five games since they last scored a goal in open play. After lasting 7...

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  • Ronaldo Says Real Madrid Contract Is 'Dream Come True'
Ronaldo Says Real Madrid Contract Is 'Dream Come True'

Yet, the 31-year-old suggested that the end of his career is still far from over as he still hopes to sign another contract to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu 10 more years. If I gave him two assists, he would score twice. Ronaldo has shot himself into the Real record books by plundering 371 goals in 360 games in his eight seasons since swappin...

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  • Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos found dead at 34
Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos found dead at 34

He was remembered by the Avalanche and fans before their Sunday night game versus the St Louis Blues during a moment of silence as his photo was projected on the score board. Svatos also had brief stints with the Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators in 2010-11 and spent two years in the KHL before closing out his career with his hometown Kos...

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  • Pelicans plan to cut Lance Stephenson, sign Archie Goodwin
Pelicans plan to cut Lance Stephenson, sign Archie Goodwin

Taken in the first round (29th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Suns, the 6-foot-5 combo-guard played just one season at the University of Kentucky before turning pro. The Pelicans' next game is at Golden State on Monday night. "So my man Lance Stephenson busts his ass for the Pelicans, gets hurt, requires surgery & what does he get for hi...

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  • Gary Cahill: Defending from the front is key for Chelsea title bid
Gary Cahill: Defending from the front is key for Chelsea title bid

The PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for October has been named - and it's Chelsea's Eden Hazard who has scooped the honour. The West London outfit also maintained a consecutive four matches clean sheets in the English topflight, with Moses thriving in his defensive role following the Italian tactician's 3-4-3 formation in recent ...

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  • Arrogate upsets Chrome in Breeders Classic
Arrogate upsets Chrome in Breeders Classic

I thought maybe (Arrogate's) not running. "I had a flawless trip", said Gutierrez. "That was incredible", said Smith. "It's not only about me, my dad bought the horse and it's a team sport, all of us deserve it". Now 5 for 6 in his brief career, Arrogate earned $3.3 million of the $6 million purse and pushed his earnings just past $4 million....

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  • Gators QB Del Rio ruled out with shoulder injury
Gators QB Del Rio ruled out with shoulder injury

Head coach Jim McElwain expects Del Rio to be out a while, noting he will undergo an MRI on Monday after being unable to even lift his duffle bag on Saturday night. Franks and Trask have not attempted a pass this season. However, neither has taken a live-game snap this season or practiced with the first- or second-team offenses since Del Rio's retu...

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  • Pinoys cheer Pacquiao's comeback victory over Vargas
Pinoys cheer Pacquiao's comeback victory over Vargas

But it did say "the courage and grit displayed by our Filipino boxers in Las Vegas are the same qualities we must demonstrate as a nation to rid society of drugs, criminality and corruption". On the undercard, Oscar Valdez impressed with a devastating stoppage win, and Jessie Magdaleno wrested the WBO super bantamweight title from former pound-for-...

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  • Formerly German-trained Almandin wins Melbourne Cup
Formerly German-trained Almandin wins Melbourne Cup

Almandin has given owner Lloyd Williams a record fifth Melbourne Cup, the race closest to the retired businessman's heart. The elation is just unreal. Remarkably, Monsun is also the broodmare sire of last year's Melbourne Cup second Max Dynamite. Appleby was pleased with the achievements of his two runners and said that he try to qualify more...

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  • Olesen holds nerve to win Turkish Airlines Open
Olesen holds nerve to win Turkish Airlines Open

The Dane, who had begun strongly with a 65 in round one on Thursday, turned on the style a day later, making a birdie at the first and adding three more to reach the turn in 30. "It was a weird feeling - I knew the guys today were able to shoot a low number so I had to make a few birdies". "I think it's a good learning experience for anybody to b...

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  • No. 20 Penn State hammers Iowa 41-14
No. 20 Penn State hammers Iowa 41-14

Offense was a piece of cake for the Lions on Saturday night, and who else was the biggest star but Saquon Barkley, the running back who's making it darn near impossible to keep him out of the Heisman conversation. Iowa had just 149 yards of offense through three quarters and just three drives longer than four plays. As a team, Penn State rushed for...

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  • Early voting in OH up 50 percent from last week
Early voting in OH up 50 percent from last week

The Board of Elections in Hamilton County has had extended hours for those who wish to cast their vote early. He's being challenged by Democratic U.S. Early voting results are also finding that Arizona has seen the largest increase in voting by Latinos in any state. There is an ebb and flow here that changes daily.

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  • Hayward makes triumphant return as Jazz beat Knicks
Hayward makes triumphant return as Jazz beat Knicks

Hayward (finger) is expected to make his season debut in Sunday's game against the Knicks, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. He finished with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and eight rebounds, a fine performance. Rodney Hood added 18. With Hayward back in his starting position, Joe Johnson will come off the bench for the Jazz, who are 3-3 thus f...

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  • Seattle Seahawks have 'strange feeling' after tie with Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks have 'strange feeling' after tie with Cardinals

The game went into overtime tied 3-3, each team kicked a field goal on their opening possession in overtime to leave the game still tied at 6-6. If the Cardinals can't get the job done and build a winning record through that stretch, they are unlikely to be in the playoff race come December.

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  • Raiders prioritizing new deal for QB Derek Carr after this seaon
Raiders prioritizing new deal for QB Derek Carr after this seaon

Oakland's offense has been explosive behind the arm of third-year quarterback Derek Carr , and have two of the NFL's top-12 receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in terms of yards. 3 in touchdown passes (17), No. 10 in completion percentage (66.3) and No. 5 in passer rating (100.9). Carr is completing 66.3 percent of his passes and h...

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  • Klopp will continue to have final say on Liverpool transfers
Klopp will continue to have final say on Liverpool transfers

The move has been backed by manager Jurgen Klopp , who enjoys a strong relationship with Edwards, and has previously worked successfully with sporting directors at previous clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. The USA worldwide was the subject of a failed £12m offer towards the end of the transfer window in the summer just gone, and while his breako...

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