Premier League club Manchester United has been eyeing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes and is "waiting to see" what the Spain goalkeeper's plans are for the season. Currently, Valdes is a free-agent after leaving Barcelona June earlier this year and is still to decide where he will reside.
He was unable to attend the World Cup 2014 due to a serious knee injury but fellow Spanish teammate Juan Mata says that the keeper has been training with Manchester United in an attempt to get his full health back.
"I speak regularly with Victor Valdes, he's training with us. We're waiting to see what his plans are," Mata says. more >>
Real Madrid is looking to accept offers for Raphael Varane around the price of £19 million. Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be eyeing the player for the January transfer window. Apparently, Varane's limited playing time has opted the team to transfer him.
Chelsea is currently leading the race as boss Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of the player. He had first signed the French center-back with Los Blancos in 2011 and calls him "the best central defender in the world" earlier this year.
To free up funds and space for Varane, Mourinho is considering letting Andre Schurrle leave before the year ends as the trading market opens up. However, Manchester United is also considering their options as Louis van Gaal is reported to be letting Anderson go, also to free up funds. Manchester may just need Varane due to their ailing defense this season. more >>
Justin Bieber's decision to pray with the Pittsburgh Steelers may not have caused the team to lose to the New York Jets last Sunday, but the Hall of Fame Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw insists the event was a distraction.
Bradshaw, the 66-year-old former Steelers quarterback who has gained popularity as a co-host on Fox NFL Sunday decided to weigh in on the topic of Bieber attending a pre-game prayer with his former team. Bieber, the 20-year-old singer was accused of being a jinx to the team who lost on the day he attended a prayer service.
As a Christian who played for 14 seasons with the Steelers who he won four Super Bowl titles with, Bradshaw knows a bit about what works in the best interests of NFL players before their games. Still, the NFL legend does not believe people should assume Bieber has cursed his team. more >>
The Los Angeles Lakers have now been granted a Disabled Player Exception by the NBA. The exception comes in light of the long-term injury sustained by rookie forward Julius Randle during the opening night of the NBA 2014-15 season.
The exception is valued at $1.5 million, after the league determined that Randle will be indisposed for the remained of the season due to the degree of his injury. The rookie player had fractured his left tibia on October 28, during his first career NBA game.
The Lakers have until March 10 next year to sign a player worth $1.5 million, which is half of Randle's salary. Exact numbers place the value at $1,498,680 where the Lakers could use the exception to trade, bumping up the value to $1,598,680. However, trading comes with a condition with the Lakers only able to take players in the final year of their existing contracts. more >>
The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a slow start with their 2-3 record after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 118-111 and the Kevin Love rumors are at it again.
There have been rumors circulating during Love's stay at the Minnesota Timberwolves that the player has been eyeing a position with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is after president David Kahn refused to give Love a five-year maximum extension off of his rookie contract. Now, with the Cavaliers' slow start, the rumors have surfaced once more.
"It's not going to get as much discussion during the season, but one of the biggest issues for the Cavs is that both LeBron James asnd Kevin Love own opt outs after this season," Sam Smith of Bulls.com said. more >>
Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, the NFL Hall-of-Famer, is the latest public figure to cause a stir when speaking out about homosexuality in the context of Christianity.
Sanders, 47, took to "Larry King Now" on Ora TV where the professional interviewer questioned the former football star about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The hall-of-famer has been vocal about playing with known gay teammates on each of the five teams he has played during the span of his 14 year NFL career.
"He's not the first gay guy in the NFL, he's the first one to come out," Sanders told Larry King. "Let's get that straight." more >>