There is a massive financial incentive on offer for avoiding a bottom three lock-in, with winning games the only way to receive points and prizes. Both Josh Vela and James Henry played in Saturday's defeat at Swindon after illness and a thigh problem respectively and the Wanderers boss could decide they need a break.
Gus Bradley is generating interest across the league, but Chip Kelly hasn't had as much luck. While the Jaguars did not necessarily make a splash with their head coach hire, the offensive coordinator opening could be drawing some serious attention.
Payet is not now training with the first team and will continue to work with the under-23s. West Ham's stance leaves Payet in a hard situation and he faces a testing few months should a deal not materialise before the window closes. Reports in France claim that Marseille's bid constituted an initial fee of just £19.4m, with just over £2.5m in potential add-ons, leaving the French giants some distance to cover before West Ham will consider parting company with Payet.
Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison, and John Isner were all victorious for the USA . In the first two sets in particular Murray must have been grateful that his opponent was also in patchy form. Top seed Murray conceded a 5-2 lead in a first set in which he landed less than half of his first serves, and was down 4-2 after being broken early in the second at Rod Laver Arena.
He added; "We had some problems getting going, but I put that down to the fact that Swansea played very well in the the first half". They could be back next week, not far away. He has a huge task on his hands to change the fortune of the club in order to avoid relegation from the Premier League . Arsenal are back in Premier League action next Sunday when they host Burnley.
With McDaniels out of the picture, La Canfora noted Monday that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan could emerge as a favorite for the 49ers job. "At this time, it's best for my family and myself to remain here", McDaniels later said on a conference call Monday. The New England Patriots reportedly won't have to look for a new offensive coordinator this offseason, after all.
Klopp admits to having mixed feelings after seeing his side pegged back, but says he was more than happy with the shift put in by his players to ensure that they remain five points ahead of their rivals in the table. While Klopp felt his side played the "better football", he acknowledged it was hard to cope with United's direct football in the closing stages. "Both teams can do much better than we did in terms of quality".
But perhaps even more interesting is the notion that, if McDaniels is hired, the 49ers could make a deal with the Patriots to acquire quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, per Cole. McDaniels could also be removing his name as a formality, as candidates sometimes do when the team has chose to hire someone else. ESPN's Adam Schefter believes Shanahan is their top target.
A fast start by Leicester upset Pep's side earlier in the season and if Everton can ruffle their feathers and unsettle them, it might just pay off. Guardiola, however, said he is confident that Stones can cope if he receives a negative reaction from the Everton supporters.
Down by 18 points, the Dallas Cowboys came back to tie the game late in fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers Sunday but it was not enough. An instant replay review confirmed the catch. When Crosby blasted a 56-yard field goal to give Green Bay a 31-28 lead with 1:33 remaining, the Cowboys were in pretty good shape. Here's a look around Packers media today, as we bask in the glow of a playoff win on the road once more.
While it may not be the best course of action, if the Knicks are going to trade Anthony, they should trade him to the Boston Celtics. The Knicks season continues to slip away and Carmelo Anthony sounds like he's getting fed up with Phil Jackson.
Faceoff from Joe Louis Arena is at 3:00 p.m. Letang returned briefly later in the period but left again and didn't return. They are tied with the New York Rangers for third place in the Metropolitan Division and six points behind the Capitals, who have won nine straight.
Guardiola admitted he expects more from his side. Guardiola, however, said he is confident that Stones can cope if he receives a negative reaction from the Everton supporters. City had barely had time to settle after the break when it was 2-0. "But he's taken that to mean "forget all about saving shots and just pretend you're a really deep midfielder" the daft bastard".
On Sunday night, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported that both parties are close to a deal. Bautista, 36, rejected in November a one-year qualifying offer from the Jays worth $17.2 million but hasn't found many suitors since, in part because of his high asking price and the deep power-hitting market.
For Bottas, this represents the ideal outcome as he moves over to a Mercedes team that has proved unbeatable in recent seasons, with Rosberg's maiden world championship following Hamilton's title successes in 2014 and 2015. Bottas scored just one podium previous year as Williams fell to fifth in the constructors' championship, but he still convincingly outperformed teammate Massa with a 17-4 head-to-head record in qualifying and a 32-point advantage in the drivers' standings.
Yes, just to see Chelsea won 3-0 and that loss at Spurs didn't affect us and we can play without Diego if need be. It speaks volumes that the Frenchman now possesses the greatest win rate of any current player in the league, holding a record of just under 70%, considerably higher than the second highest Nacho Monreal, who's win rate is just under 65 per cent.
The record 17-time Grand Slam victor was playing his first major tournament since last year's Wimbledon having missed the second half of 2016 with a knee injury. Melzer responded breaking serve three times in a row and winning six of the next seven games to level the match. The opening two sets were contrasting ones at the Rod Laver Arena.
Bamford had a spell on loan with the Teesside club in the 2014-2015 season during which time he scored 17 goals . After moving to Chelsea in January 2012 for £1.5 million as a highly rated young prospect from Nottingham Forest, Bamford has failed to make a senior appearance for Chelsea .
After struggling through in hot conditions on day one at the Australian Open, top-ranked Andy Murray says he will be better prepared for his next encounter against Russian teenager Andrey Rublev on Wednesday. After going up a break early in the opening set, it looked like this would be a comfortable match for Murray, only for Marchenko to break back and make it a proper contest.
Marcus Stoinis has been called up to Australia's one-day global squad to replace the injured Mitchell Marsh. With the sides then swapped, it's safe to say if the Aussies looked shaky in their innings, Pakistan were pretty much floored in theirs after some James Faulkner mastery with the ball saw him take four wickets.
The defeat at Tottenham Hotspur had stalled their momentum, while the deliciously unexpected twist in the explosive Diego Costa story heightened the intrigue before kick-off at Leicester City. He's the leading scorer in the Premier League now - lose him and they aren't going to win the Premier League. "I must be pleased to work with these players".
The perpetual chip on their shoulders just got a little bigger, which, for Steelers fans, is very bad news indeed. We spotted those assholes a day and a half. He was busy mugging for his camera and engaging nearby teammates. Seems like Brown isn't following that first set of instructions already. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, when Brown and the Steelers came to an agreement on a contract extension this past summer, it was done with the understanding that the issue would be ...
He talked about the upcoming book written by Marcus Thompson II about Curry's rise to stardom. Two-time defending MVP Stephen Curry has been in "defer mode" and has shown a lack of aggressive play with the addition of Kevin Durant this season.
Yet it was kicker Chris Boswell who scored all of Pittsburgh's points, connecting on each of the six field goals he attempted. The Steelers are the first team in National Football League history to win a playoff game without scoring, while allowing two touchdowns.
This Sunday night's AFC Championship Game will be an NFL-record sixth straight for the Patriots dating to 2011. "I think it's special to be a part of history", said Matthew Slater, New England's special teams captain. ■ Three key defensive players shared more in common than each intercepting a Brock Osweiler pass Saturday. Logan Ryan and Harmon were each drafted in the third round in 2013.
Burnley will be upbeat after winning their home game against Southampton. "We made it really hard for ourselves and we were punished", the manager admitted. In fairness, they didn't surprise me because I have got an honest group, a group that will react when they have had disappointments and disappointed people.
Halep said she had been battling the problem since the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore. Rogers made a surprising run to the French Open quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Garbine Muguruza previous year, when she was ranked No.
Kent Bazemore scored five straight points as the Hawks broke away from a tight game, taking a 70-65 lead and never looking back. Dunleavy, in his second game since arriving last week in a trade with Cleveland, had his first 20-point performance since a first-round playoff game for Chicago on April 30, 2015.
After the Seahawks zipped down the field for a touchdown on the opening possession, Atlanta's young defense largely shut down Russell Wilson & Co. the rest of the way. Jones sprained a toe on his left foot late in the season and missed two games before returning for Week 16. He completed passes to eight receivers against the Seahawks.
She says if you see TxDOT vehicles out on the roads, you are encouraged to give them the space they need to get their job done to help keep us safe. Temperatures Saturday afternoon will move back above freezing, allowing precipitation to fall as plain rain.
But five Walton scored five straight points to put the Wolverines ahead 78-71 with 4:05 remaining. Nebraska couldn't get any closer than five points the rest of the way. MI went 26 of 30 from the line , while Nebraska was 4 of 5. Nebraska returns to Lincoln to host Ohio State on Wednesday. Line: Michigan -9 Facebook: Like our MLive Wolverines Facebook page Twitter: Follow Brendan QuinnLive coverage: Join the MLive conversation at 1:15 p.m.
If not for Novak Djokovic, Murray might have four Australian Open titles in his possession. Admittedly, it's hardly been a disastrous period. The attraction is that 17-time grand slam victor, Roger Federer, occupies the 17th place, the lowest spot he has been placed in the last two decades.
Vonn safely negotiated her return from a broken arm sustained in what was the latest in a line of serious injuries to beset the four-time overall World Cup champion. American Jacqueline Wiles finished 0.54 seconds behind to take third for her first career World Cup podium finish. Gut, who is challenging Mikaela Shiffrin for the overall title, was fourth.
In a statement published on the federation's website , the CFA announced clubs would be permitted to field a maximum of three foreign players per game, with that quota including players from within the area governed by the Asian Football Confederation.
Recalling his only other trip to Old Trafford , a 1-1 draw in the second-leg of their UEFA Europa League last 16 clash last season, Klopp insisted that it was "a good atmosphere" and "an intensive game". United have not given up on the title and hope victory against Liverpool can be the catalyst to a late surge up the standings. "I think it is a big compliment to Everton today - the organisation defensively".