Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez Should Not Be Considered Player of the Year Material

Alexis Sanchez isn’t your archetypal Arsenal player. Sure, the Chilean is technically adept and dynamic on the ball, but while the Gunners are comprised of considered football-thinkers, Sanchez is restless and instinctive, at times irrepressible.  More than any other player to have arrived at the Emirates Stadium in recent years, Sanchez has changed Arsenal. They are a different team with the Chilean included, and he deserves a significant share of the credit for how the Gunners’ Read more [...]

Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’ (Yahoo Sports)

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in ''great pain'' and blamed New York City police for causing a ''significant injury'' that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower leg and ligament damage while being arrested with teammate Pero Antic outside a Manhattan nightclub while the Hawks were in the city to face the Brooklyn Nets last week. Sefolosha won't return until next season, costing the top-seeded Hawks a strong perimeter defender Read more [...]

Spurs’ Parker Becomes 3rd-Youngest Player to Reach 1,000 Games

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker played the 1,000th game of his career in Tuesday's 95-81 victory over the Miami Heat, making him the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach the total, per ESPN Stats & Info. Parker reached the 1,000-game mark at 32 years and 318 days, placing him behind only Kevin Garnett (32 years, 165 days) and Kobe Bryant (31 years, 184 days) in that distinction. While he was not quite the fastest to get there, Parker did set a record for most team wins in a Read more [...]

Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning Top NFLPI Top 50 Player Sales List

For the third time in eight months, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has beat out Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. This time, instead of winning on the field, Wilson led Manning and all NFL players in merchandise sold. He also had the top-selling jersey among all players.   According to the figures released by the NFL Players' Association website, Wilson had more officially licensed merchandise sold during the second fiscal quarter (June 1-August 31) than any other Read more [...]

Microsoft Devices Group announces ultra-affordable mobile phone with music and video player for 19 euros

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 11 , 2014 — Recognizing the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones, Microsoft Devices Group on Monday unveiled the Nokia 130, a mobile phone designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. At just 19 euros,* the Nokia 130 combines the everyday essentials that first-time mobile phone buyers expect with the beautiful design, reliability and mobile entertainment they want. Featuring a built-in video player, music player with up to 46 Read more [...]

France vs. Germany: Live Player Ratings

The first quarterfinal of the 2014 World Cup brings us a showdown of European powers in France and Germany.  The French have put all the demons of 2010 behind them, and they have looked like the better side compared to Germany. Germany have a lot to prove after a shaky showing against Algeria in the round of 16. Stay tuned here for comprehensive player ratings and analysis for both sets of players at the half and after the full-time whistle. Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90.  Bleacher Read more [...]

Mexico vs. Ecuador: Live Player Ratings for El Tri

Two Manchester United players are among the substitutes for Saturday's friendly between Mexico and Ecuador. Striker Javier Hernandez starts the match from the bench for Mexico while club teammate Antonio Valencia is not among Ecuador's starting XI. Both of these sides are headed to the upcoming World Cup, where Mexico will face Cameroon, Brazil and Croatia in the group stage while Ecuador will go up against Switzerland, France and Honduras. We'll have live ratings and analysis for all of the Mexico Read more [...]