Sports Betting Information - news, statistics and predictions
Rochina sidelined for six weeks
Striker Ruben Rochina has suffered a torn abductor muscle in his left thigh in the match against Almeria on Monday. The 23-year-old will be out of action for around three weeks. This almost certainly rules out Rochina for the games against Sevilla, Valencia, Espanyol and Getafe ahead of the Christmas break, along with both legs of the Copa del Rey against Cordoba.
Ajagun to miss Dynamo Moscow match
Panathinaikos midfielder Abduljaleel Ajagun will miss Thursday's UEFA Europa League clash at Dynamo Moscow due to injury. The 21-year-old Nigerian international is nursing a thigh injury. Ajagun has made three appearances in the competition and scored a goal for the Greek club.
Moses out for at least 6 weeks
Stoke winger Victor Moses is set for at least six weeks out with a thigh injury. The 23-year-old has been in a fine form this season following his loan switch from Chelsea, but was injured in the defeat to Burnley at the weekend and will now not feature again until the new year.
Defender Marc Wilson could be back in action for the trip to Anfield after recovering from a hamstring injury. He sustained the problem against Tottenham before the international break but is now back in training.
Arsenal fear Wilshere needs surgery
Arsene Wenger admits Jack Wilshere could need surgery on the "very bad" ankle injury he suffered in Saturday's defeat to Manchester United. Wilshere is set to see a specialist after damaging his ankle ligaments following a sliding challenge by McNair. "There is no bone damage, we knew that straight away after the game, but there is ligament damage," Wenger said. "It is just the extension of how much it is, which we should know Tuesday or Wednesday [of next week]. I hope it will not be surgery, just in a [protective] boot, but it will be a few weeks."
Olsson out until January
West Brom defender Jonas Olsson is set to undergo minor Achilles surgery that will rule him out until January. Dutch orthopedic surgeon Professor Niek Van Dijk will carry out the operation in Portugal on Friday with the Baggies estimating Olsson will be out for four to six weeks. The 31-year-old has made just five appearances so far this season and has not featured since the Capital One Cup victory over Hull in September.
Mourinho eases Costa injury fears
Jose Mourinho expects Diego Costa to shake off a leg injury to start against Sunderland on Saturday. He was replaced by veteran Didier Drogba in the 66th minute of the clash in Gelsenkirchen. But Mourinho insists the move was merely a precaution ahead of the weekend trip to the Stadium of Light. "He (Costa) took a knock. In his leg, I don't know (what it was exactly)," the Blues boss said after the game. "I wasn't so worried at the time. He will be ready for Saturday."
Etxeita suffers left groin injury
Athletic Bilbao's Xabi Etxeita was forced to leave Tuesday's 0-1 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk after suffering what was later discovered as a left adductor injury. Just after the first half hour of play, Etxeita was showing obvious signs of discomfort on the pitch and in the 32nd minute, he was forced to come off, where he was replaced by captain Carlos Gurpegui. The defender would undergo further tests on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury, which Athletic are hoping is minor as they will be without Gurpegui for their final group stage match after he picked up third yellow card.
Kovacic sidelined for Europa League
Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic will be sidelined for the Nerazzurri's upcoming Europa League clash with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk due to a bad bruise. The 20-year-old sustained the bruise in the derby della Madonnina against arch rivals AC Milan on the weekend. Despite missing the crucial match, Kovacic will most likely feature in the Nerazzurri's upcoming match with second placed Roma on Sunday in Serie A.
Balotelli to miss vital match in Bulgaria
Mario Balotelli didn't travel with the Liverpool squad to Sofia ahead of their crucial Champions League clash against Ludogorets. He still hasn't recovered from a groin injury which kept him sidelined for the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. Jordan Henderson and Jose Enrique have both returned to be included in the group who are tasked with ending a run of four straight defeats in all competitions.
Sandro ruled out until after Christmas
QPR's Premier League survival hopes have taken a blow after Sandro was ruled out until after Christmas due to a knee injury. The Brazilian midfielder, who has struggled since his deadline-day switch to Loftus Road, limped out of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United. QPR's head of medical services told the club's website: "Sandro took a bad knock to his right knee, and has suffered damage to his medial ligaments. It is totally unrelated to his previous ACL injury. Unfortunately, he will now be unavailable for selection until after Christmas."
Titans put Schwenke on IR
The Tennessee Titans placed starting center Brian Schwenke on injured reserve Tuesday. Schwenke suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He started 11 games this season.
The Titans agreed to terms with guard/center Eric Olsen to take Schwenke's place. Tennessee also signed linebacker Dontay Moch to the active roster from the practice squad to take the place of linebacker Shaun Phillips, who was released.
Mallett out for season
Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle that will require surgery, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. Mallett was on last week's injury report with a strained chest muscle, listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. He tried to play through the injury against the Bengals and struggled during the contest.
Head coach Bill O'Brien would not confirm whether Mallett's injury is season-ending at his Monday press conference, saying only that the team is still evaluating the fourth-year pro. Mallett was making just his second career NFL start on Sunday.
Hurricanes put Bellemore on IR
The Carolina Hurricanes have placed defenseman Brett Bellemore on injured reserve because of a lower body injury. In 13 games this season, the 26-year-old Ontario native has three assists. The Hurricanes recalled defenseman Michal Jordan from their American Hockey League affiliate in Charlotte to fill the roster spot.
Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot
Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission. Pouliot, who signed a five-year, $20 million contract with the Oilers in the offseason, exited after blocking Marek Zidlicky's shot. The 28-year-old has tallied three goals and five assists in 19 games this season.
Martin out 6 to 8 weeks
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that shooting guard Kevin Martin underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his right wrist. Martin, who suffered the injury last Wednesday, is expected to be out between 6 to 8 weeks. The 11-year veteran was off to a strong start in 2014-15, averaging a team-best 20.4 points over nine games this season.
Henry suffers Achilles injury
Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry suffered a left Achilles injury during Monday's practice. Henry is undergoing an MRI exam to confirm what is suspected to be a ruptured Achilles, which would leave him sidelined for the season. The 23-year-old Henry has played in nine games this season, averaging 2.2 points. He was limited to 43 games with Los Angeles last year due to a knee injury.
The Lakers already have lost Steve Nash and first-round pick Julius Randle to season-ending injuries.
Hamilton crowned F1 champion
Lewis Hamilton has been crowned F1 world champion for the second time after winning the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The 29-year-old only needed a second place finish to secure top spot but overtook title rival Nico Rosberg on the line and led for most of the race. Felipe Massa crossed the line in second place ahead of his Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas. Rosberg lost places after reporting a power loss.
Red Bull drivers excluded from qualifying
Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo have been excluded from qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after the stewards deemed their front wings to be illegal. As a result, Vettel and Ricciardo's times have been deleted, but they will be permitted to start the race from the back of the grid, as opposed to the pit lane. While it accepted the penalty, Red Bull was quick to express its frustration at being "singled out", as it reckons other teams are running similar designs.
injured and suspended players
football: latest transfers
|Sep 14||Michael Frey to Lille||€ 3m|
|Sep 14||Tom Lawrence to Leicester||€ 1.3m|
|Sep 14||Tom Cleverley to Aston Villa|
|Sep 14||David Henen to Everton|
football: stats in last 6 games
» NBA 2014/15
» NHL 2014/15
» Champions League 2014/15
» NFL 2014/15
» Italian Serie A 2014/2015
» Spanish Primera Liga 2014/15
» German Bundesliga 2014/15
» English Premiership 2014/15
» French Ligue 1 2014/15