Brees, Ingram, help Saints rout Rams, 49-21

Saints' quarterback Drew Brees was 28 of 36 for 310 yards, four touchdowns and also ran in a touchdown. How else to explain why Payton looked more animated than any fan in the Superdome while the offense he designed unleashed a relentless onslaught - trick plays and all - on Williams' defense in New Orleans' 49-21 rout of the Rams on Sunday? "There's an old adage: Let the throwers throw and let the catchers catch, but, man, that was pretty impressive", Brees said.

Ravens poised for stretch drive; Bengals' run is a stretch

Ravens poised for stretch drive; Bengals' run is a stretch

Ultimately, however, it was just another loss. The Baltimore Ravens chose an odd way to end their game today against the Cincinnati Bengals with a win. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, in contrast, is 23 for 23 on field goal tries and flawless on 14 conversions - the only kicker this season with no misses.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard retires from football

Gerrard has been linked with a coaching role at Liverpool and the club's manager, Jurgen Klopp, said he would be welcomed back with open arms. Asked whether his future lay in coaching or punditry he added: "I think I'd like to do a bit of both".

Didier Drogba to leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season

As for the playoff matchup with Toronto, Drogba had "mixed feelings" about the slim win at home and acknowledged the second leg could go either way. And they have momentum going into the second leg. Fans cheered as each new line was drawn. Local boy Patrice Bernier slid through a ideal pass, and Oduro was in on goal to slot a shot past Irwin. Oduro had a chance in the 29th minute, but his low shot from 12 yards was stopped.

Rooney apologises to England chiefs over 'inappropriate' images

Rooney apologises to England chiefs over 'inappropriate' images

Previously, players had been told that if training finishes at midday, they could take the rest of the day off and report to training at 11am the next day, although training times vary according to schedule. "There is a human being behind the kid", Klopp said at a news conference on Thursday. "All the legends you still love, they drank like devils and smoked like insane".

Rosberg wins Formula One title for 1st time; Hamilton 2nd

This season, both Mercedes drivers have won nine races each in a topsy-turvy campaign that started out largely in Rosberg's favor when he won the opening four races of the campaign as Hamilton struggled with engine problems. "Big congratulations. His first world championship". "I have everything to gain tomorrow so it's the complete opposite end of the spectrum and I'm super excited".