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Blanc: PSG won't be signing Di Maria

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has said the French champions have no plans to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.<p>Argentina international …

Soccer

Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanović sidelined for a month

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has revealed Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanović will be sidelined for a month through injury.<p>Chelsea picked up an impressive 3-0 win over Southampton on New Year's Day, but their celebrations were slightly dampened by manager José Mourinho confirming that injured duo …

Tottenham Hotspur hope to sign Joleon Lescott from Manchester City on loan in January transfer window

Spurs in competition with Newcastle United and Monaco to sign Joleon Lescott on six-month loan after Manuel Pellegrini said he could leave Manchester City in January<p>Tottenham are attempting to fend off interest from Newcastle and Monaco by signing Joleon Lescott on a six-month loan deal after the …

Soccer

Walcott: I'd welcome new Arsenal faces

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has insisted he would welcome the arrival of new attacking talent at the club in the January transfer window, even …

2014 NFL Draft: Projected Late-Rounders Who Will Be Studs at the Next Level

For the 20 NFL teams that weren't fortunate enough to make the playoffs, the settling of dust between coach firings and personnel replacement will give way to the 2014 NFL draft.<p>Between marquee names like Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Terrell Davis, it's clear the potential to pick up All-Pros—even …

NFL Mock Draft 2014: Complete First-Round Breakdown and Predictions

Need a quarterback?<p>You do?<p>Well, look no further than the top 10 of the 2014 NFL draft.<p>A plethora of bottom-feeders from the 2013 season are in need of some serious upgrades and offense, and as we know, that all starts with the guy under center. There is a ton of talent in this year's quarterback …

NFL Playoffs 2014: Complete Predictions for Stacked Wild Card Round

The NFL playoffs promise no shortage of intrigue. There isn't one team, even among those enjoying a bye for the first round, that stands clearly above the rest heading into the postseason. In other words, the eventual Super Bowl champion could very well be in action this weekend.<p>Sure, the Denver …

Why the Chicago Bears Made a Giant Mistake with Jay Cutler's New Contract

The Chicago Bears made a splash on Thursday when they announced that they signed Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract, per Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>. This ended months of speculation regarding whether or not they would re-sign the eight-year veteran or let him test free …

Each Playoff Teams' Offensive Game Changer

The NFL playoffs loom, including teams with all sorts of different offensive prowess. There are the record-breaking Broncos and underwhelming Panthers, the snakebitten Patriots and perplexing 49ers.<p>There is a common thread among most of these playoff teams, however—they all have good-to-otherwordly …

BSD Endorses: The Case for Pat Narduzzi

In a lot of ways, Pat Narduzzi would be a radical departure, not just from Bill O'Brien, but from what plenty of Penn Staters expect to see in their …

Secrets Behind the Phoenix Suns' Shocking Success

Say hello to the Phoenix Suns, projected tankers playing like seasoned contenders.<p>No one saw them coming. They were an afterthought. Another tanker in a field of many. There was nothing to see here. Nothing worth watching. The Suns were bad, all in on Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, draft …

Miami Heat's Elite Consistency Still Separates Them from Everyone Else

For the Golden State Warriors, Thursday's road clash with the Miami Heat is all about opportunity.<p>It's the chance to put an exclamation point on the league's longest winning streak. It could be the validation needed to remove the velvet rope keeping the Dubs (20-13) on the outside looking in at the …

LeBron James Is Only NBA Superstar Who Gets to Write His Own Story

LeBron James can win an NBA championship anywhere he wants to.<p>Not with a dud roster, no—the Oklahoma City Thunder are too good, so are the Indiana Pacers—but James wouldn’t have one.<p>His clout as an organizational force in the increasingly friend-centric league ensures that any front office would be …

Anonymous Former Teammate Says Carmelo Anthony Will Leave New York Knicks

Things have gotten so bad in this overhyped, underperformed season for the New York Knicks that they are now pushing free-agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony out the door.<p>At least, that's how one of Anthony's former teammates sees it.<p>"I think he's leaving," the anonymous player told Frank Isola of the <i>New</i> …

Jason Kidd has to ask the Nets to come back on the court to finish a loss after they leave early

The Brooklyn Nets’ 2013 calendar year was a 12-month spin they’d like to forget, one that saw the team lose in embarrassing fashion to an undermanned …

NBA Trade Rumors: Struggling Teams Looking to Make Changes

The NBA's trade deadline isn't until February 20, but some teams are looking to shake things up as soon as possible. A plethora of teams, most of them in the Eastern Conference, need to make a move badly to ensure they remain competitive over the course of the season.<p>While some deals have …

Emerging role players of the 2013-14 season

Two months into the season and we can already see some role players emerging around the league.<p>The NBA is mostly about the stars under the spotlight …

Lionel Messi Reportedly Set for New Barcelona Deal to Usurp Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is set to prove he is more valuable than Cristiano Ronaldo, in financial terms anyway, with the Catalan club ready to offer him a new deal that will better the Real Madrid star's earnings, reports Eurosport.<p>Eurosport says Messi's new contract will send him top of the …