Rose skipped a game without even telling the team last week, saying he returned to Chicago for family reasons. Anthony has a rarely given no-trade clause in his contract and would have to agree to any deal. Yet Anthony's commitment to the Knicks isn't wavering in the least bit. Of course, Anthony has maintained that he wants to remain with the Knicks and would have to waive his no-trade clause for anything to happen.
De Villiers said he will play South Africa's first-class tournament for the Titans franchise next season to regain his place in the Test side. I'm not retiring out of any format, I'm not prepared to do that. De Villiers was plagued by a persistent elbow problem that required surgery after the end of the England series in July 2016. De Villiers, as a box-office batsman, is one of those.
Payet informed West Ham boss Slaven Bilic last week he no longer wanted to play for the club. That win moved West Ham to 12th in the table, nine points clear of the drop zone. Sullivan and fellow co-chariman David Gold have both confirmed in recent days that West Ham have no financial need to sell the former Nantes, Saint-Etienne and Lille player and would not be pressurised into a quick sale.
Going by the recent position adopted by the African Union (AU), that it will no longer recognise Yahya Jammeh as President of The Gambia, the continental body would in principle turn to Adama Barrow as the country's leader for official relations.
With the commissioner making consecutive trips to Atlanta, it's readily apparent that Goodell is actively avoiding Foxborough. Goodell attended Saturday's game in Atlanta between the Falcons and Seahawks, but will return this weekend for the NFC Championship Game.
Rubin has nothing much to lose and is likely to play an aggressive game, as there is no better time than now - with the Swiss maestro returning from a long-term injury - to cause an upset and record, what could be one of the biggest wins of his career.