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Football transfer rumours: Luke Shaw to Manchester United?

It is quickly getting harder to find devilish amusement in the travails of David Moyes, already there is something about the hue of those eyes that says "You'll only end up hating yourself". The Manchester United manager is starting to bear the look of a man having his heels clipped by the Nothing, …

Feeling The Fans' Wrath

The NFL is wildlly popular, but there are some players the fans just don't take to. According to the latest surveys from E-Poll Market Research, whose E-score rates more than 7,500 celebrities on appeal, likeability and many other attributes, these ten bring out the most negative heat among fans. …

Arian Foster says hamstring injury 'doesn't seem too severe'

Houston is hoping it will be a quick recovery for its best player.<p>Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs after the first possession of the game with a hamstring injury, and did not return.<p><b>More</b>: Extensive Texans coverage at Battle Red Blog<p>Still, …

Jazz, Gordon Hayward continue to discuss contract extension, per reports

Possible deal would reportedly be worth more than the recent contract extension given to Derrick Favors.<p>Derrick Favors just got his contract extension, and teammate Gordon Hayward might be next. While nothing is imminent, Hayward and the Utah Jazz continue to discuss a possible extension, according …

Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford top Week 7 NFL injury report

A long list of key players suffered injuries on Sunday. Here's the latest on their status.<p>Sunday's NFL contests included a number of injuries to key players, including a trio of players - Sam Bradford, Brian Cushing, and Leon Hall - whose seasons may have been lost as a result. Here's a rundown of …

Why Borussia Dortmund Match Will Be Vital to Arsenal's Champions League Progress

In his pre-match media conference, Arsene Wenger called this Champions League clash with Dortmund an “80 percent” game. Should Arsenal manage to beat the German side, they will be approximately 80 percent of the way towards qualification.<p>There is some logic behind Wenger’s numerical guesswork. A …

With Cushing injury, Houston has Texans-sized problems

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brian Cushing slowly hoisted himself across the locker room on crutches, the outline of a bulky brace protruding from his warm-up pants as Houston Texans teammates offered solemn hugs and pats on the head.<p>Down the hall in the bowels of Arrowhead Stadium, coach Gary Kubiak said …

Colts spoil Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning spent so many days trying to block out all of his feelings, ignore all of the outside chatter that filled the newspaper pages and Twitter feeds and radio waves, and pretend that somehow, he could walk into Lucas Oil Stadium like it was just any other stadium, on any …

Jim Leyland Resigns as Detroit Tigers Manager

Jim Leyland has been the Detroit Tigers' manager since 2006, leading them to a pair of American League pennants, but the 68-year-old skipper has decided to resign from his position.<p>Rod Beard of <i>The Detroit News</i> provides a statement from Leyland at the Tigers' press conference:<p>Jim Leyland: "I have …

Mars Rover Proves Some Earth Meteorites Are Indeed Martian

Some pieces of rock that fell to Earth from space are indeed from Mars, new measurements reveal.<p>New data collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has pinned down the exact ratio of two forms of the inert gas argon in the Martian atmosphere. These new measurements will not only help confirm the …

Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide

Uninspired by Party City? Can’t be a slutty piece of candy corn again? From Miley Cyrus in ‘Wrecking Ball’ to Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram, check out …

Kim Kardashian Talks Dressing For Kanye West & Losing Her Baby Weight

Don't think for one second that motherhood has changed Kim Kardashian. She is still the selfie-posting sexpot she's always been, but her personal style has undergone a dramatic shift since she began dating Kanye West -- and she's not afraid to admit it.<p>In a new interview, the 33-year-old new mom …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Thor's Natalie Portman: London rivals Hollywood

The actor Natalie Portman has praised the "incredible" diversity that London offers film-makers and hinted that the UK may even trump Hollywood as a location for film production.<p>At a press conference in London ahead of the world premiere in Leicester Square of superhero movie Thor: the Dark World, …

Manchester United must get their act together quickly or their Premier League title hopes will be over

David Moyes must sort out problems in Manchester United's leaky defence and restore an air of invincibility or the champions' hopes of retaining the Premier League title could be dashed this autumn<p>David Moyes must find a way of restoring <b>Manchester United</b>’s sense of invincibility if they are to …

Rory McIlroy describes Caroline Wozniacki as 'my girl'

Rory McIlroy has hinted that he and Caroline Wozniacki are back together after describing her as “my girl”.<p>Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy: in pictures<p>After her Luxembourg Open victory on Sunday he congratulated her on the 21st win of her career, tweeting: “#21 #luxembourg #mygirl …

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic Face off for 2014 World Cup Place

The 2014 FIFA World Cup playoff draw for the UEFA zone has thrown up a true "clash of the titans" encounter between Portugal and Sweden.<p>While France square off against Ukraine, Greece tussle Romania and Iceland tackle Croatia, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo's charges as they lock horns with …

Mike Leach: 'I focus on my team'

Mike Leach, saying he was concerned about only his team, declined to escalate blunt criticism by Nick Aliotti into a war of words Sunday after the …

Avatar sequels 'to begin shooting in October 2014'

Speaking on Australia's Fitzy & Wippa show, Sam Worthington suggests James Cameron's first sequel will start its shoot in a year<p>The long-awaited sequels to James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar will begin shooting in October 2014, according to new comments by star Sam Worthington.<p>The Australian actor, …

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón says he knew of film's scientific flaws

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón revealed he was aware of his film's scientific inaccuracies from an early stage, but had decided to drop scenes explaining them away from an early draft as he felt they were "irrelevant".<p>The Mexican film-maker was responding to a string of tweets from astrophysicist …

Tim Tebow 'Discussed' By Rams With Sam Bradford Sidelined By ACL Injury: REPORTS

Cue the Tebowmania.<p>The St. Louis Rams may soon be in need of a starting quarterback and they "have discussed signing Tim Tebow," according to Mike Silver of NFL Network.<p>Silver responded to the original tweet citing his reporting from NFL: Around The League in order to make clear that it was …

LeBron James Calls Kobe Bryant a Top 5 NBA Star 'For Sure'

LeBron James thinks ESPN is wrong. For sure.<p>While the King was holding court on Twitter, he was asked if ESPN ranking Kobe Bryant the 25th-best player in the NBA was accurate. Not only did he disagree, he asserted that the Black Mamba was still a top-five player.<p>Before using his tweet as a means to …

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