SportsNet - March 2013

Washington Redskins News: Redskins Re-Sign Tight End Fred Davis

on March 29 2013 10:26 AM

The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent tight end Fred Davis. The move keeps a valuable weapon of quarterback Robert Griffin III's passing attack in place. reported that Davis will sign a one-year deal. It's a smart, short-term deal from the Redskins, given some of Davis's injury and disciplinary concerns.

He missed nine games in 2012 with a torn Achilles tendon. In 2011 he missed the season's final four games, serving a league suspension for drug violations.

However, when he's on the field, Davis is one of the best young players at his position in the NFL. He is a true playmaker head coach Mike Shanahan's passing schemes need.

Blackburn Rovers vs. Blackpool: Preview

on March 29 2013 9:43 AM

Gary Bowyer’s form as caretaker manager bodes well for struggling Blackburn Rovers.  Before Michael Appleton’s brief spell as manager at Ewood Park, Bowyer took temporary charge following the sacking of Henning Berg and saw his side undefeated with three wins and a draw in his four games in charge.  Even the Venky’s would surely tip their collective hats if a repeat run was attained.  They will owe a lot more then a gesture though if Bowyer does as planned stay in charge until the end of the season.  Sometimes what you so badly need is staring you in the face.

Blackburn are perilously close to the dropzone and significantly are currently bottom of the Form Table.  In the Championship table proper, Blackpool are only ahead of Blackburn with a marginally superior goal difference.  Significantly they have played one game more then tonight’s opposition. It’s clearly a must win game for both sides.  With that in mind there’s an air of gridlock about this game.

Moyes Is Still The Man For Kenwright: Everton vs Stoke City EPL Preview

on March 29 2013 6:03 AM

Saturday evening’s televised Premier League clash at Goodison Park pits David Moyes’ Everton against Tony Pulis and his Stoke City side.

When these two teams came head-to-head earlier this season, quite literally in the case of Marouane Fellaini and Ryan Shawcross, a bruising encounter ended in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium. For the home side, who still harbour faint hopes of a place in the top four, the propensity of tied games has almost certainly turned what promised to be a fantastic season in the early months into one where their expectations of finishing just outside the European qualification places are likely to be met.

If the Toffees are to make a successful late season spurt for fourth place the game with the Potters is a must win. Having blown a glorious opportunity for a tilt at silverware when they crashed out of the FA Cup, they went some way to restoring pride when running out convincing winners over reigning champions, Manchester City to renew hope of a possible challenge for a Champions League spot.

English Premier League Preview: Sunderland vs. Manchester United

on March 29 2013 5:21 AM

During the matchweek 31 of the English Premier League, Manchester United will travel to the Stadium of Light as they prepare to lock horns with Martin O'Neill’s Sunderland side.

The Red Devils have a 15-point cushion at the top to the table and with the FA Cup replay against Chelsea looming large on the horizon, manager Sir Alex Ferguson could rest some of his key players.

Team News

Sunderland’s survival hopes were dealt a massive blow with as it was confirmed that both Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole will miss the remainder of the season. Fletcher, particularly will be an immense miss for O’Niell’s men as the 26-year-old has been the club’s leading goalscorer this term, with 11 strikes to his name.

Moving on, David Vaughan (groin) could be available for the tie, but Carlos Cuellar (ankle) and Wes Brown (knee) are likely to miss out.

United, on the other hand, find themselves in a much better position that their opposition with only the duo of Nani (hamstring) and Phil Jones (ankle) being minor doubts for their trip.

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Transfer News: Arsenal Reportedly Agree Deal for Stevan Jovetic

on March 29 2013 4:35 AM



According to the Metro, English giants Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.

The Gunners, along with their domestic rival Manchester City, have been heavily linked with a move for Jovetic over the past few months and according to FIFA agent Di Domenico, Arsene Wenger and co. might have won the race for signature of the 23-year-old.

Via The Metro:

“...according to respected Fifa agent, Di Domenico, the Gunners have already agreed terms to bring the 23-year-old to north London, after he snubbed interest from Juventus.

‘Jovetic was among the possible options for Juventus, but my information is that the boy has already given the go ahead to move to Arsenal,’ said Di Comenico.

‘He seems fascinated by their project.’

Di Comenico is one of the most well-known football agents in Italy, and enjoys close links with Juventus, Fiorentina and Roma, with whom he has done business in recent years.”