Could Romelu Lukaku return to Chelsea?

But Drogba opted to stay in North America, joining both the ownership group of the nascent USL club and, for one season at least, the first team roster. He has never considered walking away from the game - "that was not an option", he said - but he has not decided precisely what he wants to do within it.

Kawann Short, Panthers Agree to 5-Year Contract Reportedly Worth $80M

After two solid seasons to start his career, Short tied for the league lead among defensive tackles with 11 sacks in 2015, shattering the franchise record for sacks by a defensive tackle by four and earning his first Pro Bowl nomination. "KK has been very important to what we've been able to accomplish on defense", Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said in a release. "KK consistently affects the quarterback and is strong against the run", head coach Ron Rivera said.

Vettel: Gap to Mercedes bigger than expected

Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates after taking the pole position at the end of the qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 15, 2017. Vettel was a slightly distant third, just under half a second behind the Mercedes front row lockout and a few tenths clear of Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull in fourth.

Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

But given the elements, this figures to be a complicated and acrimonious negotiation process. Anthony hasn't necessarily been quiet about the situation either, as he chose to post on Instagram to what seemed to be directed at Phil Jackson after his not so favorited comments.

National Basketball Association playoff schedule 2017

Nurkic said Friday that if the decision were up to him, he'd suit up for this weekend's playoff opener, but being that the Blazers will determine whether he plays, the Bosnian's status remains in limbo. Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum tries to pass the ball as Warriors forward Draymond Green and guard Ian Clark defend. Lillard answered them directly stating that they will win in 6 games.

Penguins top Blue Jackets in playoff opener

Montreal twice fell into a two-game deficit before NY ultimately eliminated them in Game 6. The Rangers have 10 previous participants. The expectation was that Montreal and NY would go toe to toe. His road to appearing in 572 combined regular season and playoff games (and counting) has been paved through a sheer desire to exceed expectations. It's incredible to think a storied franchise like the Canadiens - the old Flying Frenchmen with 24 Stanley Cups - have not had a player finish in ...

Tebow hits another home run

Tim Tebow has come a long way from his One-Man Baseball Fantasy Camp. Columbia defeated Augusta 14-7. He's one shy of Michael Jordan's total with Class AA Birmingham in 1994. Tebow is not preventing some future star from staying in the Mets organization. "That might not matter, but it might, too". The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is now 3 for 13 (.231) with two homers, two walks and five strikeouts in the minors.

Chelsea star: My thoughts on Diego Costa's slump in form

Manchester United is going to be a tough game for us but it doesn't matter who scores, hopefully we will get the three points. He has nearly scored 20 [current tally is 18] goals and that is a significant contribution. Costa previously revealed the extent to which he tried to engineer a return to Atletico Madrid before finally ending up in front of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte with his "tail between his legs".

Yankees' Pineda perfect through 6 innings in home opener

Instead, they collectively hold their breath, and wait for the proverbial shoe to drop. He started Tampa's season opener last Thursday, striking out eight while allowing three hits, one walk and one unearned run in five innings of a 2-1 loss to Lakeland.

Browns preseason schedule includes Monday night game

The final two preseason games are familiar opponents for the Browns. New Orleans will open the four-game slate with Cleveland on the road during the week of August 10-14. The Chargers lead the all-time preseason series 4-2. Cleveland also will travel to Chicago during the 2017 regular season. For the third straight year, the Browns will travel to Tampa Bay for the "dress rehearsal" against the Buccaneers Aug 24-27 before heading to Chicago to face the Bears on August 31 or September 1.

According to Forbes, Padres' value jumps to over $1 billion

The San Francisco Giants finish out the top five at $2.65 billion. The Phillies are now valued at $1.65 billion, ranking ninth among the 30 Major League Baseball teams according to Forbes , which released the valuations Tuesday. As a whole, the industry continues to grow. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell , the Yankees have been the most valuable franchise in each of the 20 years Forbes has released its list.

Neymar could miss El Clasico after red card against Malaga

The 19-year-old versatile midfielder has since failed to make the breakthrough into Luis Enrique's side but could be ready for a new opportunity to prove his worth at Malaga. "We know we are a strong team, with a great mentality". It was a vintage performance for manager Diego Simeone's squad, which bent but never broke against a star-studded Real roster.

Hazard Praises Chelsea's Will To Fight

I live off pressure. "I like the pressure". "But in terms of flair players that I played with, of that type, Eden and what he's doing now is probably the best". Conte also praised Costa after the match despite his continuing lack of goals , and preferred to concentrate on the win itself rather than the defence's continuing habit of giving away goals .

Warriors won't limit Kevin Durant (knee) in Saturday's return

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said in a press conference Friday there will not be a minutes restriction on the eight-time All-Star. However, Kerr already spoke to Matt Barnes and Patrick McCaw about their changing roles due to Kevin Durant's return.

Westbrook clinches triple-double average for season

In one sequence late in the game, he ignored a couple of shots he would normally take to pass the ball. He's the first player since the venerable PG Oscar Robertson did so way back in 1962. Like I said, I'm a competitor. His 70% shooting night last night certainly didn't hurt, either, but it's the offensive rebounding-the ability to create more possessions for a team that's starving for them-that is the most impressive new wrinkle in Allen's game.

National Basketball Association says it expects to give 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte

Senate President Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore said in a joint statement. Even though nothing is definite for 2019, Silver did say back in October of 2016 that "returning the All-Star game to Charlotte in 2019 is "a high priority".

Why Hazard shouldn't leave Chelsea for Real Madrid - Ballack

Rumours of Real making a swoop for Hazard refuse to go away and the latest suggest they will throw in long-time Chelsea target Morata as part of the deal. Naturally, if he is to leave, Madrid will be desperate to avoid seeing him move to Barcelona, and so Chelsea or City could be the best possible solution given that they will likely have no problem meeting such financial demands.

Eden Hazard double puts Chelsea back on course at the top

Sergio Aguero soon equalised, but Hazard added a second to put the hosts ahead before the break, and they maintained their lead throughout the second half to claim the three points. "It is insane how the goals came in the last few minutes but we pushed and we created chances to win". Neither Chelsea boss Conte nor City counterpart Guardiola saw Costa catch Vincent Kompany with his studs in midfield .

Stars playing for their Man City futures, says Guardiola

The symbol of Chelsea's collapse last season, Eden Hazard has spearheaded the revival under Antonio Conte. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned his under-achieving squad that they are playing for their futures at the Etihad Stadium.

Pakistan announces Test squad for WI series

Brathwaite recently captained the West Indies in the four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan, which the men from the Caribbean lost 3-1. Shah has been Pakistan's leading Test wicket-taker since late 2014. Law put down the omission of the other Brathwaite in the West Indies set-up - Kraigg - to a desire to see a more positive approach in the first Powerplay during an ODI.

Stadium measure's defeat likely ends St. Louis' MLS chances

MLS leaders have expressed strong interest in St. Louis, but only if voters agreed to public funding. St. Louis has two professional franchises, baseball's Cardinals and the NHL's Blues. Jim Kavanaugh, vice chairman of SC STL, said the vote "is likely the final stage of our journey". She will replace St. Louis' only four-term mayor, Francis Slay, who was first elected in 2001 and decided against another run.

Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach

Ewing starred at Georgetown from 1981 to 1984, averaging 15.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game over his collegiate career. JT3 led Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007 but has missed the NCAA Tournament in three of the past four seasons.

Arsenal should do everything to keep Sanchez, says Campbell

Arsenal are now sixth in the Premier League table and look likely to miss out on Champions League football next season. Speaking to Sporting Life about Sanchez's future at the west London club, former Arsenal midfielder Merson urged Chelsea to sell Hazard for £100m and sign Sanchez in £50m deal.

Dustin Johnson, No. 1 and headed in the right direction

LPGA rules officials told Thompson she was being hit with a pair of two-shot penalties from an action Saturday , taking Thompson from a two-shot lead to a two-shot deficit in the LPGA's first major championship of the year. Most impressively, he responded from his quadruple bogey by carding a birdie on two of the next three holes. She sank a 16-foot birdie putt on No. 13 to tie for a lead that later briefly went to a five-way tie.

Club gets coach arrested following 12-0 defeat to Barcelona B team

Cheikh Saad said that four players were involved , according to Sport . An Eldense player came forward and told local media that the fix was in after the loss, which pushed the club into the relegation zone with no chance of escape. "If it had been me I would have done the same". He arrived in Spain two years ago following his associate, Ercole di Nicola, an ex-player and former executive who was arrested in Italy for match-fixing.

Anthony Lynn believes Adrian Peterson will have 'a hell of a season'

Peterson, 32, spent the first 10 years of his career with the Vikings, in which he rushed for over 1000 yards in seven of his ten seasons. Peterson could end up being the flawless replacement for LeGarrette Blount , who wasn't re-signed after his contract expired following the 2016 season.

Swansea frustrated by Middlesbrough in goalless encounter

Swansea have the most porous defence in the Premier League but there was no way through for Middlesbrough's shot-shy attack. Swansea City and Middlesbrough were forced to share the spoils after they played out a boring scoreless draw at the Liberty Stadium .

Derrick Rose out for Knicks season with torn meniscus in knee

He averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists for a team with a 29-47 record entering Sunday's game against Boston. "The explosiveness that you saw years ago, you saw (this year)". After a strong start to his career which saw Rose winning league MVP in 2010/11 season, Rose has been pestered by knee problems for the better part of his National Basketball Association career, suffering a torn ACL in the 2011/12 season and then a torn MCL in the 2013/14 season.

Trail Blazers' momentum takes hit with breakout star Jusuf Nurkic's broken leg

The center will be re-evaluated after 2 weeks. There's no other way to say it, other than Jusuf Nurkic saved the Portland Trail Blazers season, and now some surprise injury news to the Bosnian 7-footer may cost them their playoff positioning.

Raiders-themed brothel to coincide with Vegas move, include team specials

If Sam Boyd does end up becoming a temporary home for the Raiders, there are a couple of additional requirements the National Football League might need like new fiber optic lines or added security features with metal dectors or 100' foot security perimeters.

Old Video of LaVar Ball Playing Hoops and Yup, He Stinks

In his defense, Ball said he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one during his "heyday", but this video clip shows us that Ball is well beyond those days. If all goes right in my own life, I will be a sports broadcaster and maybe I will have a son or daughter who will be a prominent athlete. Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz are widely considered the top-2 players in the 2017 NBA Draft class.

QB Daniel agrees to deal with Saints

He left to join the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent three years and started two games. New Orleans now has veteran Luke McCown and third year pro Garrett Grayson as backup QBs to Drew Brees. Luke McCown is likely a candidate to be released at this point, given that he's fallen to the No. 3 slot for the Saints. Overall, in his eight-year National Football League career, Phillips has appeared in 111 games with 39 starts, posting 55 receptions for 390 yards with five touchdowns and 33 ...

China summons French envoy over man's killing

Demonstrators, who were from the Asian community, had gathered in the multicultural 19th district on the French capital's northeastern edge, police official Agnes Thibault Lecuivre said . The man attacked the officer with a knife "as soon as the door opened", injuring him, according to these sources. China's foreign ministry has lodged an official complaint over the death of Shaoyo Liu, 56, at his home in the French capital, urging the authorities to protect the "rights and security" of ...

Brazil confirms Russia 2018 spot with comprehensive Paraguay win

Coutinho also understands the level of joy victory gives to both sets of fans and will be keen to ensure that the points stay on the red side of Merseyside, where UEFA Champions League football is expected for next season. The win coupled with Uruguay's loss sends the Selecao' to Russian Federation with four games to spare. Dunga's surprising appointment as head coach after Brazil lost its home World Cup distanced many fans.

National Football League owners approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

I feel like all fans should feel that way. The NFL approved relocation of a third NFL franchise since January 2016, when the Rams were approved for the franchise's fourth move - from St. "Like, moving the Raiders?" For years Davis had threatened to move the franchise if a new stadium was not built. The disgust reached new heights Tuesday when the Raiders sent an email to season ticket holders promoting the move to Sin City.

Saints coach says Malcolm Butler won't be signed to an offer sheet

Payton told the Saints' website that it was his first meeting with Manziel, describing it as a "much different phase" from other meetings with draft prospects or potential free agents. Currently, it's my understanding he hasn't signed his tender, so it was just that. Plus, the Saints have the ability to void the remainder of his contract before the 2018 league year starts without serious penalty since there's no guaranteed money on his deal past this season.

Seahawks Quarterback Arrested After Crash Injures 8

Boykin, 23, faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana less than two ounces and public intoxication. Dallas County Jail records show the driver was booked on charges of intoxication assault with a vehicle. Boykin last June pleaded no contest to resisting arrest. He was also ordered to take alcohol awareness and anger management courses and serve 80 hours of community service.

National Football League confirms plans to cut commercial breaks

Goodell wrote. "We may go to a double box so the fans know they're not missing anything and the referee still isn't ready to make the decision and then, when he does, it's possible the networks would complete a commercial and then cover that".

Having A-list actor helps movie reach wider audience: Anshai

While Anushka lightens up the screen each time she appears, the film shines only in parts. The film's cost was absolutely correct and with us recovering 12 crore already from satellite and music before the release of the film, Phillauri is a profitable venture again from Fox Star Studios.

Tulsa police release video of Madison Dickson confrontation

At first glance, it's unclear what Dickson is holding in her right hand until the video is slowed down and a red circle shows the gun. Officers are heard informing dispatchers that multiple shots had been fired. She later got out of the truck and started firing at police. Police said no one was struck by any bullets and Dickson died when she hit her head on the ground.

McIlroy, Spieth suffer upsets at WGC Match Play

He brought her to OH, where Day lives with his family, in the past month for more tests, hopeful that surgery would lead to a chance for a recovery. And it's been really hard to play golf lately this year. Even though Patrick Reed beat him, 1 up, in singles at the Ryder Cup a year ago, McIlroy is considered one of the best match players in the world.

Mourinho: Premier League don't care how we do in Europe

Every other country gives its support to teams playing in Europe but I don't think the Premier League gives an "S". Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini ended a 30-game Premier League goal drought with his headed effort against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Everton's Lukaku makes another statement with late double

Having already teed-up Enner Valencia's strike, Lukaku took advantage of slack Hull defending to move two clear of Tottenham's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot on 21. "We would like to continue the momentum". More ambition, a stronger team more points. everybody knows you can't do this in one year, it takes time.

USA Women's National Hockey Team Boycotting Championships

Most team members hold multiple jobs or rely on family support. "We have heard that USA Hockey is attempting to field an alternative team to play in the World Championship games", the Team USA statement read . The American women have also medaled each of the five times women's hockey has been contested in the Winter Olympics, including winning gold in 1998.

Jets expected to sign ex-Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne

Brandon Carr is the latest to bolt from the Dallas Cowboys in free agency. ESPN reported that Carr's contract is actually a one-year deal with a series of options that make it a four-year deal worth $24 million. Carr does not have the same injury concerns that Claiborne comes with, and Carr has been more consistent over the course of his career. Claiborne was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of LSU.

Adrian Peterson's Time With The Vikings Is Likely Over

His addition likely means the end of the Adrian Peterson era in Minnesota . There is some speculation the Raiders may sign Adrian Peterson, the free agent from the Vikings who apparently won't return to Minnesota now that Murray has signed.

Farhad Moshiri moves to reassure Everton fans about Romelu Lukaku's future

Costa has netted 49 Premier League goals in 79 games for Chelsea , while Lukaku has scored 47 in 100 games across the same amount of seasons. Romelu Lukaku is stalling on signing a new deal at Everton as he wants to keep his options open this summer, sources confirmed to ESPN FC.

Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots

LeGarrette Blount, who rushed for 18 touchdowns last season, remains a free agent. Burkhead made the most of that opportunity and ran for 119 yards and two scores on 27 carries. Although Bernard and Hill have shared running back duties for several years now, that won't stop the Bengals from exploring their options at the position.

How to watch Juventus vs. Porto online

Massimiliano Allegri's men were on top right from kick off, Paulo Dybala squandering an early chance in just the third minute - lashing his right-footed attempt high over the bar when he really should have squared the ball to Gonzalo Higuain.

Packers will sign CB Davon House to one-year contract, per report

The corner's familiarity with Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers' defense was likely a factor in House's decision to return, and he is expected to compete for a starting job. He played in 59 games, including seven starts, and totaled 80 tackles (58 solo), 9.0 sacks, seven passes defended, an interception and two fumble recoveries.