Even with new recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan introduced as a second-half sub, Arsenal struggled to get going all evening and were beaten on their travels for a third time in four outings, leaving them eight points adrift of the top four. Reports in the British media late Thursday suggested the Chile forward had contravened the Football Association's "whereabouts" rule by missing a doping test scheduled for Monday - the same day as a move to Premier League rivals United was being completed.
Conte coached the Spaniard at Juventus and has tried to bring him to Chelsea in each of the last two transfer windows. But which striker would be the best option for Conte to count on in the second half of the season? The Blues have registered late interest in the Spaniard as they hunt for a replacement for Michy Batshuayi , who is expected to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund .
Just one day after Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians made a decision to do away with the organization's long-time logo, Chief Wahoo, many Washington Redskins fans frantically searched for answers. On Monday, Goodell told the "Herd with Colin Cowherd" on FS1 that he's "concerned" about the catch rule and that he hopes they can bring more clarity to it in the offseason.
Chelsea have looked to sign either former England worldwide Andy Carroll from West Ham United or veteran striker Peter Crouch from Stoke City, according to English media, meaning Batshuayi's chances of game time would significantly change.
City broke the club's transfer record to land Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday for £57m. Injuries to both John Stones and Vincent Kompany late past year saw Mangala earn a surprise recall to starting duties for City, though his clumsiness and occasional lapses in concentration quickly led fans of the Citizens to plead with the club to reinforce the heart of their defence this month.
The Frenchman has been a fan favourite at Arsenal over the years, but he is well aware that the arrival of Aubameyang could hamper his gametime further, whilst also putting doubts on his World Cup spot. "Looking at Batshuayi's goal scoring record alone it is hard to figure out why he hasn't been generally lauded more", Nevin said. Mohamed Bouhafsi, who works for French outlet RMC Sport, claims that Tottenham had made a loan offer for the player to Chelsea .
With Sturridge completing his loan move on Monday, the Baggies have been able to bring in a relatively low cost striking option for the remainder of the season without spending big. Alan Pardew's side have turning around their miserable form in recent weeks but still lie three points from safety in 19th place in the Premier League table.
The 27-year-old has made just 15 appearances for United this season having fallen behind Ashley Young and Luke Shaw in the Old Trafford pecking order. The Daily Mirror independently reports that United want to receive a similar fee to the £13/14m they paid Ajax in 2014. "The price is good, but the negotiations are hard".
The all-electric Formula E racing series has revealed its new single-seater competition auto for the 2018/2019 season. On the likes of Formula 1 cars it looks rather clumsy and to be honest, pretty disgusting, but in this case it actually doesn't look too bad.
Meanwhile, Tom Brady is still throwing with a black bandage on his right hand. The game status was listed as if the Super Bowl was being held this Sunday. Gronkowski will play a crucial role against the Eagles [VIDEO ], who have had a hard time against productive tight ends in the regular season, allowing 73 catches for 745 yards and five touchdowns.
In six playoff appearances for the Clippers , Griffin appeared in 51 games and started 50 of them. Though the Clippers are expected to build around young players and draft picks, they plan to go after free agents in July. However, there had been rumbling for weeks that teams were making passes at the Clippers on Griffin's availability sensing that the Clippers we open to this kind of idea.
The home side had started to rally but with 13 minutes left, Philip Billing pushed Can in the penalty area, with Mohamed Salah making no mistake from the spot as the Egyptian sent Lossl the wrong way for his 19th Premier League goal of the season.
So, teams kind of know we " ll give it back in the third quarter". It may take a few games. The Pelicans and Kings have split their first two games, with each team winning on the other's home court. Pelicans: Struggled from 3-point range for a second straight game, going 9 of 25 (36 percent) against the Kings, including 3 of 15 in the second half.
I am really afraid of this. One abuse survivor said Francis's talk of "pain and shame" was not enough. His first official trip outside Rome was to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, which was at the time the first point of arrival in Europe for thousands of migrants.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers . In past trade-deadline deals for Reggie Jackson and Harris, they were plugged in to existing systems and made a fairly easy transition. It feels like just yesterday when Paul was tossing alleys to Griffin and the Clippers were the most entreating basketball show in Los Angeles.
Oh, we've got them. Harden is leading the league in scoring this season at 30.9 points per game after coming in second to the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook previous year. Here's the basket that brought him to his impressive point total. This was also his third triple-double with at least 50 points (only seven players have had such games), tying the National Basketball Association record set by Harden's former Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook.
Griffin agreed to a $171 million, five-year deal with the Clippers in July, so Detroit can keep him for a while, albeit at a prohibitive cost. The Los Angeles Lakers , who were briefly linked to Griffin this summer during his free agency period, could have been in the market for the big man, given their desire to add two star free agents this summer.
There's 140-some women that we'll feel more sorry for. Ohio State (19-5, 10-1) had three in double figures led by Jae'Sean Tate with 16. Ohio State's top scorer Keita Bates-Diop had one of his best games of late, finishing with 25 points on 8-13 shooting from the field, including four of six from behind the arc.
If I had not extended my contract then I would have stopped playing because I only play football because I play for Barca", he said. He said: "Barça is my home and I thank everyone who has made it possible to continue here". Obviously I've thought about my family and my kids, who don't want to move. Pique started out in Barca's youth ranks before joining Manchester United in 2004 but returned to the Nou Camp four years later and has since played over 250 league games.
The California native was a huge force at UFC as she enjoyed a six-fight unbeaten streak. It was first expected that Rousey would take on Charlotte in what many fans see as a dream match but WWE bigwigs have bigger plans. 'When I first met with Triple H , I told him, 'There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy almost as much, ' she added.