Football

Jay Rodriguez: West Brom boss Alan Pardew ‘worried’ about striker’s alleged racial abuse charge

Rodriguez has made 25 appearances for Albion this season, scoring four goals Jay Rodriguez’s future prospects and reputation could be harmed by the charge of alleged racial abuse he faces, West Brom boss Alan Pardew says. Baggies striker Rodriguez, 28, said he was “in disbelief” after the Football Association charged him with allegedly abusing Brighton […]

Basketball

‘Born and bred’ Philadelphia Eagles fan Karl-Anthony Towns not worried about Minnesota fans’ criticism

LOS ANGELES — Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says he isn’t concerned about the criticism he’s received for calling himself a “born and bred” Eagles fan in a tweet Sunday after Philadelphia’s victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. “I don’t care,” Towns said Monday. “I really didn’t care regardless of what the feeling […]

Basketball

Warriors aren’t worried about Rockets despite losing season series

HOUSTON — The Golden State Warriors are not concerned with the Houston Rockets after losing the season series tiebreaker in a 116-108 loss Saturday night at Toyota Center. Houston won the series 2-1. If both teams end the season with identical records, the Rockets would get the higher seed and home-court advantage should they meet […]

Hockey

Erik Karlsson isn’t worried about Melnyk’s controversial comments

Erik Karlsson wasn’t about to let Eugene Melnyk’s comments take away from one of the greatest weekends of his life. The Senators captain played his best game of the season Saturday night in the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game as Ottawa blanked the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 at TD Place. Sunday was even better as Karlsson […]

Football

Roy Keane: Republic of Ireland assistant tells those worried about injury to ‘play chess’

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has told footballers to “play chess” if they are worried about getting hurt. Responding to a question about Kevin Doyle’s retirement because of repeated bouts of concussion, Keane admitted his sadness at the striker’s plight, but insisted injury was an occupational hazard for professional sportsmen. READ MORE: Doyle […]

Formula

Lewis Hamilton worried by pace of Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari

Hamilton leads the championship by 34 points with a maximum of 125 available in the remaining five races Lewis Hamilton is worried about the pace of rival Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari despite extending his championship lead in Malaysia. Hamilton is 34 points ahead of the German after finishing second behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, while Vettel […]