How 49ers went from almost Super to total stupor in just 3 years

Three years ago this month, the San Francisco 49ers were one play and 18 yards away from a second straight Super Bowl trip. In Week 17 of this season, the 49ers have their worst record in 12 years and reportedly are about to become the first franchise in nearly four decades to fire two consecutive head … Read more How 49ers went from almost Super to total stupor in just 3 years

‘The powerful one’ breaks down ‘the special one’ – Schweinsteiger back in Mourinho’s Man Utd plans

When he entered the field as a substitute to make his Manchester United debut against Tottenham Hotspur in August 2015, the rousing ovation which Bastian Schweinsteiger received might well have been one of the most spine-tingling moments of even his gold-plated career. Man Utd won’t win title because of Van Gaal’s mentality – MourinhoYet he … Read more ‘The powerful one’ breaks down ‘the special one’ – Schweinsteiger back in Mourinho’s Man Utd plans

Julio Jones nearing full health, but do Falcons need him?

Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed Friday that the reins will be off of star wide receiver Julio Jones this week against the Saints after a toe injury hindered him the last three weeks.”He looked good over the last couple of days, so I’m not going to monitor him,” Quinn told reporters (via ESPN). “If it gets … Read more Julio Jones nearing full health, but do Falcons need him?

Everyone had something to say about Cam Newton’s postgame attire

Another Sunday, another postgame press conference for Cam Newton to show off his polarizing fashion sense. Just check out what the Carolina Panthers quarterback wore following the Panthers’ 28-16 win over the Chargers:.@CameronNewton is at the podium for his postgame press conferenceWatch LIVE: https://t.co/rNhR4X25am pic.twitter.com/anD8PCN2Lj— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 11, 2016 And as it always does, the internet … Read more Everyone had something to say about Cam Newton’s postgame attire

Lallana hails ‘a very good night’s work’ against Middlesbrough

Two-goal hero Adam Lallana hailed Liverpool’s persistence after overcoming Middlesbrough 3-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp raised eyebrows by dropping Loris Karius in favour of Simon Mignolet pre-match, but a polished performance at the Riverside Stadium moved the Premier League’s top scorers back up to second in the table. Lallana pulls the strings … Read more Lallana hails ‘a very good night’s work’ against Middlesbrough

Orlando City signs free agent Will Johnson

Orlando City has signed free agent midfielder Will Johnson on a two-year contract with an option for a third, the team announced Wednesday.“We are pleased to add Will to the team,” Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said in a statement published on the team’s official website. “He is a proven and accomplished MLS player … Read more Orlando City signs free agent Will Johnson

Lloris to follow Kane and pen new Spurs deal

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris is set to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane and sign a new contract at White Hart Lane.Kane penned fresh terms on Thursday, taking his deal up to 2022 and reportedly putting him among the club’s highest earners. Kane signs new Tottenham dealThe England international joined the likes of … Read more Lloris to follow Kane and pen new Spurs deal

AP Top 25: Kentucky drops to No. 8; Villanova still on top

What figures to be the last quiet week of the college basketball season passed with little movement in The Associated Press Top 25.Villanova remains No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week in the poll that was released Monday. The rest of the top five also is unchanged. The biggest movement came courtesy of Louisville’s 73-70 … Read more AP Top 25: Kentucky drops to No. 8; Villanova still on top

U.S. U-17s top Brazil 3-0 to win Nike Friendlies championship

The U.S. Under-17 national team rolled past Brazil 3-0 on Sunday to clinch the top spot at the Nike International Friendlies, winning the competition for the first time since 2013.Ayo Akinola, Josh Sargent and Timothy Weah provided the goals in the victory, the Americans’ third in as many matches.  “I was in this job previously … Read more U.S. U-17s top Brazil 3-0 to win Nike Friendlies championship