Mumps hits New Zealand’s again, Savea isolated

21 Nov

New Zealand back-row forward Ardie Savea has been put into isolation at the All Blacks’ training base after contracting mumps, it was announced Tuesday.There is a mumps epidemic in New Zealand right now with record numbers of cases in Auckland in their…

Burnley install anti-terror barriers

21 Nov

Burnley became the first Premier League club to install security barriers to protect fans from Nice-style terrorist attacks at the weekend.The barriers, which were used outside Turf Moor for Burnley’s 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday, were installed in…

Rose vows not to dwell on narrow Race to Dubai loss

21 Nov

Justin Rose has vowed not to dwell on narrowly missing a “fairytale ending” to the golf season after his implosion in Dubai cost him the annual European Tour prize by a single shot.The Englishman had won two tournaments in a row to bring himself back i…

Walsh woe as Falcons squeeze home over Seahawks

21 Nov

Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a last-gasp field goal as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 34-31 victory on Monday.Walsh could have taken the game to overtime with seven seconds left on the clock but his potentially game-tying field…

Labour of Love helps Cavs sink Pistons

21 Nov

Kevin Love led the scoring with 19 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers notched a fifth straight victory with a 116-88 blowout on the road against the Detroit Pistons on Monday.Love, who had 11 rebounds and four assists, was backed by LeBron James, who ha…

Australia out to ‘end careers’ in Ashes, says Lyon

21 Nov

Australia are out to “end careers” for England players in the upcoming Ashes Tests, spinner Nathan Lyon said Monday, pointing out how the tourists finished their last visit in disarray.Lyon recalled the devastation caused by left-armer Mitchell Johnson…

Calgary Winter Olympics bid needs more work: committee

21 Nov

Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games needs further evaluation by the local authority to the tune of CAN$2 million ($1.6 million), according to recommendations presented to the city council Monday.The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee (CBEC) …

Former NFL Patriots receiver Glenn dies in car crash

20 Nov

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn died Monday following a car crash in Texas, police confirmed.The 43-year-old, who spent 12 seasons in the NFL with New England, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, died after the vehicle h…

Izquierdo earns Brighton point in Stoke duel

20 Nov

Jose Izquierdo earned Brighton and Hove Albion a point as Chris Hughton’s side twice came from behind to record a 2-2 draw against visitors Stoke City on Monday.Stoke twice went ahead at the Amex Stadium, first through Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and then…

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

20 Nov

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid …

Feng holds on to women’s golf rankings top spot

20 Nov

Feng Shanshan has retained her world number one ranking following the LPGA Tour’s season finale, the latest women’s golf rankings showed Monday.Feng, the first golfer from China to claim a number one ranking, finished the LPGA Tour Championship tied fo…

RFU to make £75,000 goodwill payment to Samoa

20 Nov

The Rugby Football Union will still pay Samoa £75,000 (84,600 euros) as a goodwill gesture even though the Samoa Rugby Union is not bankrupt, the English governing body announced on Monday.Samoa’s prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said earlie…

Guardiola plays down Manchester City favourites tag

20 Nov

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still not among the favourites to win the Champions League despite their eye-catching form in domestic and European competition.The Premier League leaders face Feyenoord on Tuesday unbeaten in 18 games in all comp…

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

20 Nov

Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 defeat away at Amiens in a rearranged game.The match had initially been abandoned in late September after a pitch-side barrier collaps…

Aubameyang to face Spurs as Dortmund lift suspension

20 Nov

Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to allow their star striker to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday.Dortmund’s under-fire coach Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang is back in the squad after he…

‘Spurs have big-game mentality’ insists Eriksen

20 Nov

Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.”We have shown in the big games that we can compete,” said the 25-year-old Denmark attacking midfield…