Bears’ Tillman to miss rest of season

September 16th, 2014

Charles Tillman of the Chicago Bears tackles Allen Hurns of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 14, 2014 in Chicago, IllinoisChicago (AFP) - Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is out for the remainder of the National Football League season after rupturing his right triceps.


Tanaka tosses five scoreless rehab innings

September 16th, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FloridaMasahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings in an instructional game for the New York Yankees on Monday at the team's Florida pre-season training facility.


Nev: Ron return ‘more possible’

September 16th, 2014
Gary Neville says the arrival of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao has made it “more possible” for Manchester United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Champagne to challenge Blatter

September 16th, 2014
Frenchman Jerome Champagne has confirmed he will run for the presidency of FIFA next year.

Cork wants Southampton talks

September 16th, 2014
Jack Cork wants to open new contract talks with Southampton, although he remains focused on establishing himself in Ronald Koeman's first XI.

Bruce surprised by open game

September 16th, 2014
Hull City boss Steve Bruce admitted he was surprised by the openness of the game after his side drew 2-2 with West Ham.

Valencia strike delights Sam

September 16th, 2014
Sam Allardyce praised the character of his side and Enner Valencia’s wonderful goal after West Ham United battled back to draw 2-2 with Hull City.

Pirates sting Bees to go top

September 16th, 2014
Poole Pirates raced to the top of the Elite League table with a comprehensive 50-40 win over Coventry Bees on Monday.

Tiger: One step at a time

September 16th, 2014
Tiger Woods is in no rush to hire a new swing coach and says he is currently more concerned on improving his strength and fitness.

Rutgers apologizes for taunting T-shirts at Penn State game

September 16th, 2014

NCAA Football: Penn State at RutgersBy Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - Rutgers football fans who wore T-shirts that read "Ped State" to a weekend game with Pennsylvania State University were "classless," the New Jersey school said on Monday, apologizing for the taunting reference to a former Penn State coach's child sex abuse convictions. “I would like to apologize ... to the Penn State University fans, as well as Rutgers fans that were subjected to this classless display that does not represent the ethos of our university, athletic department or fan base,” Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann said in a statement. ...


Tiger expects ‘very full’ schedule next season

September 16th, 2014

PGA: US PGA Championship-Second Round(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month's PGA Championship but said on Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year. Woods, speaking during a news conference for the Dec. 4-7 Hero World Challenge in Orlando, an event he hosts and where the former world number one is scheduled to make his return, said his focus until now had been solely on regaining his strength. "I haven't swung a golf club yet," said Woods. ...


Domestic violence experts hired as NFL advisors

September 16th, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014New York (AFP) - Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that the league was hiring three domestic violence experts as senior advisors and creating a new vice president of social responsibility post.


New stadium boost for Everton

September 16th, 2014
Everton have identified Walton Hall Park as the intended site of a new stadium to replace Goodison Park.

Ronaldo return ‘in place’

September 15th, 2014
Everything is in place for Cristiano Ronaldo to make a dream return to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

West Ham fight back to draw

September 15th, 2014
West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Klopp: Arsenal are stronger

September 15th, 2014
Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal made a number of strong summer signings and expects them to be tough opponents when they face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

NFL’s Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charge

September 15th, 2014

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsAdrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Peterson was held out of the Vikings' game on Sunday, a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, following his indictment last week in Texas for negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, the latest domestic violence case to rock the NFL. "Based on the extensive information we have right now, and what we know about Adrian not only as a person but what he has also done for this community, we believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told a news conference.


Tests on Redskins QB Griffin III show no ankle fracture

September 15th, 2014

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins(Reuters) - Tests on the injured ankle of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed no fracture but there is no timetable for his return to action, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Griffin, who missed time due to various injuries during his record-setting rookie season of 2012, dislocated his left ankle during the first quarter of Washington's 41-10 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Back-up Kirk Cousins took over under center and threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns as Washington improved to 1-1 on the season.


Poulter the ‘magic man’

September 15th, 2014
Sir Nick Faldo has described Ian Poulter as the “magic man” of the last three Ryder Cup contests ahead of this year’s edition at Gleneagles.

Benteke boost for Villa

September 15th, 2014
Christian Benteke returned to training on Monday after five months out of action through injury.