The former Bolton centre-back says it was important to finish the campaign on a high by winning the Europa League, and is now turning his attention to a busy post-season schedule
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill believes the west London club can be proud of their achievements this season.
The Blues secured third place in the league – and Champions League qualification – as well as winning the Europa League, despite an unpopular managerial change.
And the former Bolton centre-back is pleased the club were able to end a roller coaster year with silverware, which will boost morale ahead of the next campaign.
One of the greatest Chicago Bears of all-time will not put on another team’s uniform. Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on Wednesday.
“After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” he wrote in a statement. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards. When considering this, along with the fact that that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied question, my decision became pretty clear.
The NFL draft is staying at Radio City Music Hall in 2014, sometime in May. After that, all bets are off.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Tuesday that the league is taking a harder look at moving out of the venue after 2014, and possibly out of New York entirely.
“If we want to move the draft back into the April period, we’re going to have to look at other alternatives. Other cities, other venues,” Goodell said at the NFL Spring Meeting.
Goodell confirmed the draft will be moved back to May because of a scheduling conflict; it could May 8-10 or May 15-17. Radio City Music Hall now is planning a spring show that could conflict with the draft’s timing for years to come. Goodell said he wouldn’t expect to revisit New York locations the league has used in the past.
The France left-back suggests that the ousted manager has to shoulder a large portion of the blame after the club performed poorly in the league and lost the FA Cup final to Wigan
Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy believes Roberto Mancini must take the blame for the club’s failure to retain the Premier League title last season.
Mancini was sacked on May 13, two days after City lost the FA Cup final to Wigan and with the club finishing 11 points behind champions Manchester United in the table.
The Super Bowl is headed back to the Bay Area for the first time since 1985. Houston didn’t have to wait so long.
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|Feb. 2015||Arizona||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Feb. 2016||San Francisco||Levi’s Stadium|
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NFL owners voted Tuesday to award Super Bowl L in 2016 to San Francisco, and the game will be played in the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The result came as no surprise: San Francisco beat out South Florida, which had stadium issues, for the honor of hosting the 50th championship game.
The 29-year-old, who won 12 caps for Scotland and scored two goals, insists his decision is based on family reasons, and says he is still on good terms with Gordon Strachan
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has announced his retirement from international football.
The 29-year-old won 12 caps for Scotland, scoring two goals.
Commons revealed his decision was based on family reasons but insists he has retired from international football on positive terms with Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.
“I have enjoyed my time immensely with the Scotland team and it was a very proud moment every time I pulled on the Scotland shirt,” Commons told Celtic’s official website.
As Jets fans brace for a quarterback competition that threatens to burn deep into August, New York’s offensive coordinator is open to ending the drama much sooner.
Marty Mornhinweg told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News he’d rather it be over by mid-June, after the Jets wrap organized team activities. As for the public perception that Mark Sanchez versus Geno Smith will remain a news topic until the end of days, he isn’t buying it.