• Edsall returning to coach UConn football
Edsall returning to coach UConn football

CT fired Bob Diaco Monday after three seasons, in which he compiled a 11-26 record and went to just one bowl. There also will be a $3 million buyout for both the coach and the school, which decreases annually by $1 million over the first three years of the deal.

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  • Wenger salutes 'fighter' Olivier Giroud
Wenger salutes 'fighter' Olivier Giroud

The goal would have been all the more satisfying for Giroud, who started the game after being consigned to a bench role for much of the season and then found the winning goal. "And the players who are always ready when they get their chance, they are there". He expressed joy about Ramsey recovering from his injury but he was not sure if the player ...

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  • Bradley, first American EPL coach, sacked after 11 games
Bradley, first American EPL coach, sacked after 11 games

Following earlier 3-0 and 3-1 losses at Middlesbrough and West Brom, respectively, over the previous two weeks, it was apparent that Bradley was on the hot seat. "There I was enjoying my year out ... and I get the call off Swansea", reflected Giggs. Former Wales global Danny Gabbidon believes Ryan Giggs may not be the right man to replace Bob Bra...

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  • Jerry Jones: Tony Romo will play only if Dak Prescott is injured
Jerry Jones: Tony Romo will play only if Dak Prescott is injured

In their Week 16 win over the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys opted not to rest their starters, as quarterback Dak Prescott played the entire game. With the Dallas Cowboys rolling to their 13th victory, some of the fans expressed the desire to see a familiar face at quarterback, yelling "We want Romo" and "Tony, Tony Tony".

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  • Clemson safety: We've faced better QBs than JT Barrett
Clemson safety: We've faced better QBs than JT Barrett

Clemson defensive back Jadar Johnson made a bold move ahead of the Fiesta Bowl, stating the Tigers have played against better quarterbacks than Ohio State's J.T. "I personally never would have thought I'd be up for any type of award", Elflein said. Nov 5, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) can not ...

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  • Roberto Firmino reportedly charged with drink driving
Roberto Firmino reportedly charged with drink driving

Merseyside Police today confirmed the 25-year-old Brazilian was arrested after his auto was pulled over in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of December 24. He will attend Liverpool City magistrates court on January 31, which coincides with Chelsea's visit to Anfield for an 8pm kick-off. According to NBC , the club will not be issuing...

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  • Trump Terrifyingly Doubles Down on His Threat of a Nuclear Arms Race
Trump Terrifyingly Doubles Down on His Threat of a Nuclear Arms Race

Trump told MSNBC he is willing to engage in an arms race with other countries if necessary, though his aides said he is more interested in modernizing existing nuclear weapons systems. The Russian president said Moscow would never be the one to unleash an arms race. He said that the hacks were important because they had revealed truthful ...

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  • Midfielder Barton charged for placing 1260 bets
Midfielder Barton charged for placing 1260 bets

These new charges are for bets allegedly placed over a 10 year period, going right back to before he signed for Newcastle and right up to seven weeks before the bets started in Scotland, that he was found guilty of. Footballer Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting. "He's not a contracted player at Burnley Fo...

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  • Is this the best goal of the Premier League season?
Is this the best goal of the Premier League season?

I actually think whoever followed Alex Ferguson, whether it be Jose Mourinho then or Carlo Ancelotti or Juergen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or David Moyes, I think it would have been the same. Wayne Rooney is set to miss Manchester United's match against Middlesbrough this weekend after Jose Mourinho confirmed a muscle injury had kept him out of the...

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  • Iheanacho, Toure fire City to second spot
Iheanacho, Toure fire City to second spot

The back line has appeared to be City's weak link this season but Guardiola has stressed the way to improve it is not by focusing on fundamentals such as tackling, but improving the all-round play of the team. Hull City almost took the lead on the hour mark when Michael Dawson saw his looping header cleared off the line by Bacary Sagna before De Br...

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  • Chiefs beat Denver, stay alive in division race
Chiefs beat Denver, stay alive in division race

We aren't hanging a banner up. This is a HUGE game for the Raiders against a team with nothing to lose. It already looked like a tall task. "But until you hang one of those banners, you are not really over it". Siemian tore apart the Chiefs vaunted defense four weeks ago to the tune of 368 yards and three touchdowns. A Travis Kelce block on Dari...

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  • Conor McGregor has a cheery Christmas message for Floyd Mayweather Junior!
Conor McGregor has a cheery Christmas message for Floyd Mayweather Junior!

The possibility of a fight between Mayweather and McGregor seemed to increase earlier this month when the latter obtained obtained a boxing licence in California. White also said that fight would never happen. There you go. It should also be noted that after their second scrap, McGregor said he wanted a third fight to take place at 155, if they a...

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  • Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws his hat into the MVP ring
Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws his hat into the MVP ring

The Packers, who now have won five in a row, have a chance to win the NFC North Division next week in Detroit, while the Vikings' slim hopes for the playoffs were seen blowing away like tumbleweed in the icy winds of Lambeau. Having a short field to defend because of two turnovers by the offense didn't help the defense . Seventy-one yards late...

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  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be tempted by January transfers
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be tempted by January transfers

You're going to need to be courageous or stupid to back Stoke here, given the raft of stats and pages of history that go against them, and the market looks as if it agrees. "Chelsea look incredibly strong and resolute and they have a set way of playing which makes them hard to break down, whereas Liverpool maybe aren't quite as tight and seem to co...

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  • Jacksonville Jaguars thrashed Tennessee Titans, who lost Marcus Mariota to injury
Jacksonville Jaguars thrashed Tennessee Titans, who lost Marcus Mariota to injury

Late in the third quarter, Jaguars defensive tackle Sheldon Day tackled Mariota by his legs for a sack. A good sign for the former Oregon Duck was the fact that they only put an air cast on his leg instead of something more restricting. Titans head coach Mike Mularkey spoke with the media on Monday morning, and said Mariota will be having surgery...

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  • Australia retain struggling Maddinson in unchanged XI
Australia retain struggling Maddinson in unchanged XI

Jackson Bird has taken 2-53 for Australia. Misbah didn't seem convinced the catch had been taken cleanly but replays confirmed Maddinson had his fingers under the ball in undoubtedly the best moment during his fledgling Test career. "People are open to criticise me all they like but in the end, we won the Test match so I'm happy with that", Smith...

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  • Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

And while the Broncos have struggled to score lately, they might only need 17-20 points to win this one. I expect another close game, but ultimately a Chiefs' victory. are in control of their own destiny. A loss on Sunday night would cede the division title to Oakland. While there certainly is a case for the Broncos being a scary wild card team, ...

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  • Giant food hours Christmas Eve and Christmas day
Giant food hours Christmas Eve and Christmas day

Some stores have limited hours for Christmas Eve , and most will close their doors for Christmas Day . The large stores will open from 6am and 7pm the day before giving you plenty of time to get those last minute ingredients. Not everybody in the mall waited until the last minute, though. "That's why this year we'll be closing at 6 p.m. on ...

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  • Prime Minister Modi delivers last 'Mann Ki Baat' of the year 2016
Prime Minister Modi delivers last 'Mann Ki Baat' of the year 2016

Alluding to the government's push to a less-cash economy, Modi said his government was launching two lottery-based initiatives to incentivise people to switch to digital and electronic payments. Modi said, "The corrupt have made all efforts to defeat the decision (demonetisation)". The Prime Minister, however, added that amid the disruptions, som...

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  • Conor McGregor surprises fans on the streets of Dublin
Conor McGregor surprises fans on the streets of Dublin

Punk-a** McGregor. I'm gonna (going to) slap McGregor. His grappling skills are light years ahead of McGregor's, so the champ may get in trouble if the fight goes to the ground. And, despite the fact that there seems to be a slim at best chance that this fight actually takes place, they hype sure is big. You interviewed Floyd right? Conor McGreg...

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