Oscar set for record-breaking Shanghai move

Selecting this year's standout player is proving a particularly popular talking point in the media, with Jamie Rednapp recently naming the individual who has impressed him most over the past 12 months. The 25-year-old will join Shanghai SIPG in January for a reported £60m, according to BBC Sport , and will become one of the world's best paid players when he pens a deal worth £400,000-a-week.

Sam Allardyce says Crystal Palace 'must stop conceding goals'

Sam Allardyce says Crystal Palace 'must stop conceding goals'

The 62-year-old Allardyce will look to rebuild a reputation that was damaged by an ill-fated 67-day spell with England's national team, which ended in humiliating fashion in September when he was forced out because of unguarded comments he made to undercover reporters posing as businessmen.

Westbrook powers Thunder past New Orleans

Westbrook powers Thunder past New Orleans

Jones out for Pelicans • New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said forward Terrence Jones was unable to play in Friday night's game against Miami because of nausea and stomach problems. The C's were up 104-100 when the Thunder call upon Westbrook to dig them out of the hole. Rookie Domantas Sabonis added 20 points for Oklahoma City, which had lost three of its previous five games.

Todd Bowles' Illness Before Patriots-Jets Game Sounds Extremely Painful

If he is unable to re-join the team, assistant head coach Mike Caldwell will serve as the team's head coach against the Patriots . The NFL schedule is designed to create rivalry matchups and intrigue in the final weeks of the season. On the ensuing Jets drive, Bilal Powell would touch the ball four times for 21 yards. He was an undrafted free agent signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' 2015 practice squad.

Vikings vs. Packers Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

He's completed 71.4 percent of his passes during Green Bay's five-game winning streak, for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. I like the Packers in this one but unlike a few of my colleagues who are picking a blowout, I believe this will be another taut, divisional rematch, likely settled in the 4th quarter.

EPL 2016/17: Claude Puel claims Virgil van Dijk is not leaving Southampton

Indeed, the squad have clearly had a good laugh amid festive cheer, with "secret Santa" gifting Van Dijk a Manchester City shirt. "Every player in the world has ambitions". I want to get the maximum out of myself as a player. After starring for the Saints this season, Van Dijk has allegedly emerged as a target for numerous big clubs in the top flight, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all previously being credited with an interest in the Dutchman.