Jets fire coach Todd Bowles after 4 seasons with no playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles’ tenure with the New York Jets began four years ago with plenty of promise. It ended with too many losses and no playoff appearances. The team announced the long-expected decision that it moved on from Bowles on Sunday night, a few hours after the Jets wrapped up their season with a 38-3 loss at New England. “I would like to thank … Continue reading Jets fire coach Todd Bowles after 4 seasons with no playoffs

Ravens win AFC North, Eagles, Colts get wild cards

By BARRY WILNER The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. Kansas City (12-4) grabbed the AFC’s top seed, followed by New England (11-5), Houston (11-5) and Baltimore (10-6). The Chargers … Continue reading Ravens win AFC North, Eagles, Colts get wild cards

Eagles leapfrog Vikings into NFL playoffs with help from Bears

Defending Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles progressed to the NFL playoffs as the Minnesota Vikings bowed out. It was win or go home for the Eagles and the Vikings in week 17 on Sunday and Philadelphia came out on top at the expense of Minnesota. Both teams had a chance to secure the NFC’s final playoff spot and the Eagles – who have won … Continue reading Eagles leapfrog Vikings into NFL playoffs with help from Bears

Kartje: In wide open Super Bowl race, Rams and Chargers are serious contenders

LOS ANGELES – Two Januarys ago, after a disastrous debut season for the NFL in Los Angeles, there were no delusions of Super Bowl grandeur to be found in the Southland. The Rams were an unwatchable mess, still feeling the prolonged hangover of the Jeff Fisher era. The Chargers were an unwanted enigma, with nine wins in their last two seasons. Both had just fired … Continue reading Kartje: In wide open Super Bowl race, Rams and Chargers are serious contenders

NBA Roundup

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Piston) scored 26 to key a 121-114 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. The Lakers ended the game on an 18-4 run after trailing late, with Brandon Ingram (21 points and nine assists) making big shots down the stretch. Josh Hart also added 22 points, allowing the Lakers (21-16) to avenge their one-point loss to the Kings three days earlier. James … Continue reading NBA Roundup

Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane https://ift.tt/2JldUYd Pre-season Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his players ahead of pre-season, and noted that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will work their way into the season. He noted that the Liverpool players who have been at the World Cup have of course got holidays and time off before they’re expected to … Continue reading Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

Mikel Arteta considering Santi Cazorla as assistant after fresh talks with Arsenal — Metro

He’s the favourite to replace Arsene Wenger. Mikel Arteta held productive talks with Arsenal on Tuesday about succeeding Arsene Wenger and floated appointing Santi Cazorla as his assistant, according to reports. The north London club are pushing ahead with their search for a replacement for Wenger, who has ended his 22-year association with the club, and want a new manager in place before the start of … Continue reading Mikel Arteta considering Santi Cazorla as assistant after fresh talks with Arsenal — Metro

Fabregas Weds ‘Woman Of His Dreams’

By  Emmanuel Egobiambu Daniella Semaan weds fabregas/Instagram Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has wedded his longtime girlfriend and mother of his three children Daniella Semaan. Fabregas posted pictures of the wedding on his Instagram page with the former Arsenal man wearing a black tuxedo and guiding his bride through an arch of white flowers at Cliveden House in Berkshire. Semaan – the new Mrs Fabregas – looks … Continue reading Fabregas Weds ‘Woman Of His Dreams’

This Week in Chicago Sports — Soup of the Week

White Sox At the time of writing, the White Sox are in a rain delay of the second game of this weekend’s Crosstown series with the Cubs. After the Cubs’ 11-2 win yesterday in which Carson Fulmer lasted just 1 ⅔ innings in which he gave up five earned runs, and two Sox errors led to four unearned runs I’m not upset that today’s game … Continue reading This Week in Chicago Sports — Soup of the Week

Severe Weather Forces Phillies Game To Be Postponed — CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies game against the New York Mets has been postponed Saturday night due to severe weather. The game will be made up on Thursday August 16 as part of a single-admission doubleheader, beginning at 4:05 p.m. All gates will open at 3:05 p.m. Conforto’s 9th-Inning HR Lifts Mets Over Neris, Phils 3-1 All fans holding tickets to Saturday night’s game will be … Continue reading Severe Weather Forces Phillies Game To Be Postponed — CBS Philly

EDDIE HOWE would be the perfect man to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

express.co.uk Eddie Howe has seen his stock rise at Bournemouth Those are the thoughts of former Everton and Sunderland star-turned-pundit Don Hutchinson. Wenger will stand down as Arsenalmanager after Sunday’s game away to Huddersfield after almost 22 years at the helm. A number of candidates have been bandied about to replace the French tactician, including Carlo Ancelotti and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. At present, there … Continue reading EDDIE HOWE would be the perfect man to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Andrés Iniesta & Xavi of Nigeria. Meet the 14 year old Lawal Suleiman Ayomide

The way he sees the game is different from everyone on the field, he doesn’t need to faint, dribble or out-muscle anyone. He just needs to touch the ball and the ball would run his errands gracefully. The beauty of having an intelligent player on your team is that, you have an edge. Just pray for your strikers to be at the right place at … Continue reading Andrés Iniesta & Xavi of Nigeria. Meet the 14 year old Lawal Suleiman Ayomide

Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta reveals ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was his most important manager — The Scottish Sun

ANDRES INIESTA has revealed his most important manager during his time at Barcelona — and the answer will surprise many. The midfield legend is leaving the club in the summer, more than two decades after graduating from the famous La Masia academy. Andres Iniesta has described Louis van Gaal as his ‘most important manager’Marca Media Andres Iniesta will leave Barcelona over 20 years since playing … Continue reading Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta reveals ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was his most important manager — The Scottish Sun

Spain coach Lopetegui keeps preliminary 35-man World Cup list secret — Social News XYZ

Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Spain coach Julien Lopetegui will send a preliminary list of 35 players for the World Cup to FIFA on Monday, before reducing that to the definitive list of 23 after the end of the football season. However, Lopetegui told Spanish sports paper Diario AS on Thursday that he would not make his first list public, reports Xinhua news agency. “We are … Continue reading Spain coach Lopetegui keeps preliminary 35-man World Cup list secret — Social News XYZ

Man United clinch 2nd place in PL with 0-0 draw at West Ham – AP

LONDON — Manchester United clinched second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday. In a dull game with few quality chances, United defender Luke Shaw came closest to scoring when he had a shot turned onto the post in the first half. The point means United are ensured of finishing second behind runaway champion Manchester City, while David … Continue reading Man United clinch 2nd place in PL with 0-0 draw at West Ham – AP

Pirates Developing Reputation As Comeback Kids — CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates fell behind the White Sox, 4-0, in the first inning Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. But that deficit quickly disappeared when they answered with four of their own in the second to tie the game and start anew. But when Jose Abreu… PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates fell behind the White Sox, 4-0, … Continue reading Pirates Developing Reputation As Comeback Kids — CBS Pittsburgh

Tottenham set to turn to Atalanta youngster Musa Barrow to provide back-up to Harry Kane… but who is the Serie A star? – Sun

TOTTENHAM’S attempts to recruit an able deputy for Harry Kane in recent seasons have been underwhelming to say the least. Last season, Spurs brought in Vincent Janssen from PSV to act as back-up to the England superstar, but the Dutchman managed just two Premier League goals. Musa Barrow has emerged as a summer target for TottenhamAP:Associated Press And Fernando Llorente, signed from Swansea on the … Continue reading Tottenham set to turn to Atalanta youngster Musa Barrow to provide back-up to Harry Kane… but who is the Serie A star? – Sun

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku handed nickname ‘Rocky’ by team-mates due to incredible training ethic — The Scottish Sun

  ROMELU LUKAKU has been given the nickname ‘Rocky’ by his Manchester United team-mates because of his incredible training ethic. The Belgian striker is battling to be fit for the rest of the season at present after picking up an ankle injury. The 24-year-old was forced off late on in the last-gasp 2-1 win over Arsenal last Sunday afternoon. But his Red Devils pals are … Continue reading Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku handed nickname ‘Rocky’ by team-mates due to incredible training ethic — The Scottish Sun

Breaking: Juventus prepare to replace Arsenal target Massimiliano Allegri

Is Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri heading to Arsenal? The rush to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager continues with it effectively becoming a two-horse race on Monday. A number of reliable sources (including the BBC’s David Ornstein) have revealed that Arsenal are now preparing to appoint either ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, or Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. It is a big week for Allegri, with Juventus playing in … Continue reading Breaking: Juventus prepare to replace Arsenal target Massimiliano Allegri

Odubel Herrera, Phillies slug their way to shutout in return home — iPhillySports

Updated: Tuesday, 12:39 a.m. It was only a matter of time before Seranthony Dominguez would arrive in Philadelphia this season. That much became pretty clear back in February when Gabe Kapler got his first look at the 23-year-old right-hander during spring training. The Phillies manager gushed about Dominguez’s power fastball/slider mix and said he pitched with “the bravado of a seasoned veteran.” Two weeks ago, … Continue reading Odubel Herrera, Phillies slug their way to shutout in return home — iPhillySports

Armed with improved fastball, Zach Eflin might be ready to stick around for a while — iPhillySports

Updated: Tuesday, 12:39 a.m. It was only a matter of time before Seranthony Dominguez would arrive in Philadelphia this season. That much became pretty clear back in February when Gabe Kapler got his first look at the 23-year-old right-hander during spring training. The Phillies manager gushed about Dominguez’s power fastball/slider mix and said he pitched with “the bravado of a seasoned veteran.” Two weeks ago, … Continue reading Armed with improved fastball, Zach Eflin might be ready to stick around for a while — iPhillySports

Klopp need to Fix Salah before Champions League Final

Former Tottenham midfielder and current Match of the Day pundit Jermain Jenas last night revealed his opinion that Liverpool need Mohamed Salah to rediscover his form quickly, following the Egyptian’s disappointing showing versus Chelsea yesterday evening. Matchup The two sides went head to head at Stamford Bridge, in a crucial fixture in the race for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Tottenham’s shock loss … Continue reading Klopp need to Fix Salah before Champions League Final

Juventus defender set to join Borussia Dortmund

By Conor Laird   According to German outlet Bild, Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner will join Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund this summer. Consummate professional Lichtsteiner, a 34-year-old Swiss right-back, has been on the books of Juve since the summer of 2011, when he joined the club from fellow Serie A outfit Lazio. And the ‘Swiss Express’ has since gone on to establish himself as an absolute … Continue reading Juventus defender set to join Borussia Dortmund

Report: Allegri wants ‘misaligned’ Juve players out if he stays — INKLING LEAGUE

07 May Massimiliano Allegri wants Juventus to sanction the sale of “misaligned” players “who have less feeling” towards the manager or those who are not good enough for the Old Lady, if he has to continue with the Turin club. The former AC Milan manager’s future at the Allianz Stadium has still not be resolved […] Massimiliano Allegri wants Juventus to sanction the sale of “misaligned” … Continue reading Report: Allegri wants ‘misaligned’ Juve players out if he stays — INKLING LEAGUE

Jurgen Klopp invites Naby Keita to Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Naby Keita is invited to attend Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid later this month. Liverpool will face the reigning European champions in Kiev on May 26. Keita, meanwhile, has spent the season at RB Leipzig and will official complete his move to Anfield this summer in a deal which will cost in excess of £50 million. But the midfielder … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp invites Naby Keita to Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid