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Late goal helps Madrid advance to Club World Cup final
- December 14, 2017

The Arabian Gulf champions, coached by former Barcelona assistant Henk Ten Cate, took the lead against the run of play through Brazilian striker Romarinho. Al-Jazira suffered every Federation Internationale de Football Association player's worst nightmare against Real Madrid tonight. "It was great to be able to score, but the most important thing was the victory", said Bale, adding that he's still not at 100 per cent. (more...)
India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs in 2nd ODI India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs in 2nd ODI
- December 14, 2017

Rohit's majestic 208 not out off 153 balls powered India to a massive 392/4 after Sri Lanka asked the hosts to bat first on a flat pitch. He guided India to 392 for 4 in 50 overs.He displayed his dazzling form in the 44th over as he loafted Suranga Lakmal over the fence four times in four legal deliveries. (more...)
Tottenham draw Juventus in the Champions League round of 16 Tottenham draw Juventus in the Champions League round of 16
- December 13, 2017

Asked on BT Sports who he expects to win, Jenas said : "I fancy Spurs . But in this division, your next game could be a very hard one and you've got to show you accept what the division is, have learned from it and do your best in the next game". (more...)
Liverpool 1-1 Everton Liverpool 1-1 Everton
- December 12, 2017

We have heard Klopp come on and say it was a bad call and there's only one team were going to win it, well have a look at your own team selection". The Reds boss was furious with the referee after Liverpool's 1-1 draw in the derby, but Premier League legend Alan Shearer told the Reds boss to "blame yourself" and his players for the result. (more...)
Chelsea book Barcelona, PSG face Real Madrid Chelsea book Barcelona, PSG face Real Madrid
- December 12, 2017

Barca have lost some of their lustre with the departure to Paris Saint-Germain of Neymar but they still boast the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack and will be formidable opponents. They're a strong team. "This is the biggest tie of the round". Former PSG defender Maxwell, now an ambassador for the Ligue 1 club, said on UEFA's website : "It's a good draw, with two good games to play". (more...)
Salah Wins BBC Footballer Of The Year Award Salah Wins BBC Footballer Of The Year Award
- December 12, 2017

The 25-year-old has already scored 19 goals this season under Jürgen Klopp , equalling his Roma tally from 2016-17 in less than half a season, which translated to him finding the back of the net once every 98 minutes. Salah also helped Egypt to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1990. Last year's victor, Riyad Mahrez was not even shorlisted for the award this year. (more...)
Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final
- December 11, 2017

But captain Philip Snyman warned that his team must improve if they hope to triumph again after winning the first leg of the 2017-2018 season in Dubai last weekend. Senatla came back and scored two tries for the Blitzboks. But the Kiwis regained control and a late Sione Molia score sealed success and second place behind the Americans. (more...)
National Hockey League to consider Seattle expansion bid National Hockey League to consider Seattle expansion bid
- December 10, 2017

Seattle should be getting an National Hockey League team. I'd handicap the odds of Seattle landing a team at very, very high. Seattle's celebratory news left Calgarians commiserating over the possibility of losing their beloved Flames, something Seattle residents understand after Washington state government officials refused to upgrade KeyArena in an effort to keep the team in 2006. (more...)
Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned 1 game Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned 1 game
- December 09, 2017

Following the block, Smith-Schuster stood over Burfict, who left the game on a cart and was immediately ruled out with a concussion. Both Smith-Schuster and Gronkowski received one-game suspensions, but there has been much discussion as to whether the two plays were comparable. (more...)
LaVar Ball has decided where his youngest sons will play next LaVar Ball has decided where his youngest sons will play next
- December 09, 2017

The famous patriarch of the family plans to have his two younger sons play together overseas. Ball called it "The Trump Dunk" and told the president to stay in his lane all while mentioning Trump's personal Twitter account. LaVar pulled LaMelo from Chino Hills High this year after squabbling with the high school's head coach and administration. Sources told ESPN that several teams in Europe and Asia have expressed interest. (more...)
Georgia assistant Kevin Sherrer reportedly candidate for jobs at Alabama, Tennessee Georgia assistant Kevin Sherrer reportedly candidate for jobs at Alabama, Tennessee
- December 08, 2017

Pruitt spent two seasons as Georgia's defensive coordinator from 2014 to 2015 before returning to Tuscaloosa for the 2016 season. The Rainsville, Alabama native was a finalist for the 2013 and 2016 Broyles Award, given each year to the best college football assistant coach. (more...)
Wembley to host 7 matches of UEFA Euro 2020 matches Wembley to host 7 matches of UEFA Euro 2020 matches
- December 08, 2017

The 2020 tournament is being played in 12 cities across Europe, instead of one or two host nations, as a one-off to celebrate the tournament's 60th anniversary. "The FAW complied with all of the bid requirements and has written to UEFA to request feedback on the decision so that it can understand the reasons behind the vote for future reference". (more...)
76ers Finally Trade Jahlil Okafor 76ers Finally Trade Jahlil Okafor
- December 08, 2017

The 76ers declined to exercise the option on Okafor's 2018-19 deal, which means he would hit free agency in July. The Philadelphia 76ers are nearing agreement on a deal to send the unhappy center to the Nets, ESPN is reporting. He has played in only six of Philadelphia's 23 games this season. Brooklyn shipped out Trevor Booker and obtained a pick in the process, but the exchange leaves Sean Kilpatrick as the odd man out. (more...)
150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California 150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California
- December 07, 2017

The fire had burned 7,000 acres and was 5% contained Wednesday morning, Medina said. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency as 27,000 people were evacuated from their homes, the Los Angeles Times reported . But by early Tuesday afternoon, the eastern boundary of the evacuation area had been expanded to the Haynes Canyon area. "Residents of Mandeville Canyon and Sullivan Canyon should be prepared for evacuation the department said". (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby
- December 07, 2017

He will now get that opportunity in the fiery atmosphere of a Manchester derby. Guardiola has been saying for weeks that his side will lose at some stage, and while he has often said that the most important thing will be how the players react, he has always seemed confident they have what it takes to brush off a set-back and put things right. (more...)
FSU Moves Ahead With Football Coach Search As Fisher Welcomed In Texas FSU Moves Ahead With Football Coach Search As Fisher Welcomed In Texas
- December 05, 2017

He will replace Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M. He won a lot at Florida State , going 83-23 overall and most notably, bringing the 2013 national title to Tallahassee. "We haven't done anything for a long time here". But Fisher's past relationship with Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward, the potential to relive their glory at LSU and the richest coaching contract in college football history ultimately presented an opportunity Fisher could not pass up. (more...)
Japanese star Ohtani whittles list of potential teams Japanese star Ohtani whittles list of potential teams
- December 05, 2017

Reports have surfaced that Otani is likely leaning toward a West Coast team in a smaller market, but with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's reputation as master salesmen, the Cubs are still very much a threat to land Otani, according to reports. (more...)
Scott Frost To Leave UCF For Nebraska Scott Frost To Leave UCF For Nebraska
- December 04, 2017

Frost said he never expected a 12-0 season. "The one thing I wouldn't do is sacrifice my time for the team". When Frost was asked about the reports after the game, he would only say that he wanted to talk to his team first. The Panthers gave up just 107.1 yards per game on the ground that season. Most coaches are gone at this stage in the proceedings. Former reporter Brett McMurphy was the first to report Frost's departure, releasing it as the No. (more...)
Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him
- December 04, 2017

I didn't know him last season and didn't realise how good he is. 'I told him that he will play because I feel he's ready to do it, prepared to do it; well prepared to do it'. Spurs now face two huge home games in the Premier League against Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion respectively, before they face arguably their most important game of the season - a trip to the Etihad to take on Man City. (more...)
Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia set for playoff semis Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia set for playoff semis
- December 04, 2017

It is the second time the Tigers have been the No. 1 overall seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015. But the 13-person selection committee that chooses the postseason field has now set a risky precedent. "And I think that that consideration based on the kind of team they had then is very important". "As we saw Alabama play week in and week in out, the selection committee believed Alabama was the better football team", Hocutt told ESPN . (more...)
Jimbo Fisher's teary-eyed apology to players in his final FSU meeting Jimbo Fisher's teary-eyed apology to players in his final FSU meeting
- December 03, 2017

ESPN reports that the 52-year-old wanted to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday's game. One student said she was happy to hear Fisher was gone, pointing at the teams 5-6 record this season. "I don't know how it got out", A sobbing Fisher said. When Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, athletic director Scott Woodward stated a desire to compete for SEC and national championships. (more...)
Woods opens with 69 at Hero World Challenge Woods opens with 69 at Hero World Challenge
- December 02, 2017

Hoffman, at 12 under, leads by three over Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood with a further shot back to Justin Rose while Woods, Hideki Matsuyama, Francesco Molinari, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar are in a share of 5th at 7 under. After a booming drive of 295 yards down the fairway at the par five ninth he was left with 271 yards to the green. "I had a hard time all day with the speed on the greens". (more...)
Ole Miss get 2-year bowl ban, other penalties in NCAA case Ole Miss get 2-year bowl ban, other penalties in NCAA case
- December 02, 2017

Bjork said the appeal will be launched "right away". And this, on the subject of institutional control in the Ole Miss athletic department: "The women's basketball and women's track and field violations also demonstrate that this institution failed to exercise control over its athletics program". (more...)
Kevin Sumlin apparently next up in Tennessee coaching search Kevin Sumlin apparently next up in Tennessee coaching search
- December 01, 2017

Terms of the agreement haven't been released, but Doeren's decision to agree to terms ends the speculation that he might leave for the University of Tennessee . With a deal being finalized, Doeren and his staff will now turn their attention to the Wolfpack's bowl game and recruiting a 2018 class that includes numerous in-state products . (more...)
Ian Wright shocked by Romelu Lukaku decision, he should be banned Ian Wright shocked by Romelu Lukaku decision, he should be banned
- November 30, 2017

That meant it was referred to a three-man panel of former officials, which has to find a unanimous decision if a player is to be charged. If the FA chose to charge the Belgian striker, he would have been banned for three games; United's trip to Watford on Tuesday, their visit to Arsenal on Saturday and the Derby against Manchester City eight days later. (more...)
Victor Moses Needs Time To Rebuild Fitness - Antonio Conte Victor Moses Needs Time To Rebuild Fitness - Antonio Conte
- November 29, 2017

According to talkSPORT , Juventus are so sure Sandro will leave for Chelsea in January that they are already eyeing a replacement in Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis. Since then, he's trained alone, been left out of the squad for the home game against Manchester United and has been on the bench for the trips to West Brom and Liverpool . (more...)
LeBron James shades Grizzlies for firing David Fizdale LeBron James shades Grizzlies for firing David Fizdale
- November 29, 2017

Like, this is what happens, you lose when your best players are out and when your whole team is wiped out. "If I'm not on the floor, then I'm not valued", Gasol said . Fizdale was fined $30,000 by the National Basketball Association for a rant over officiating after a loss in Game 2. And for much of that stretch, they've been without star point guard Mike Conley . (more...)
Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic New Zealand cricket Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic New Zealand cricket
- November 29, 2017

A report in the Telegraph newspaper said Christchurch-born Stokes hoped to play for Canterbury province during his stay. "The CCA Board and New Zealand Cricket will independently be considering this issue in the near future but, until then, we are unable to provide any more detail on the status of the deliberations", Canterbury chief executive Jeremy Curwin said in a statement. (more...)
Tennessee finalizing deal with Greg Schiano to become head coach Tennessee finalizing deal with Greg Schiano to become head coach
- November 27, 2017

So this can't be considered too much of a surprise. He had a 34-27 record in five seasons at Tennessee. After falling out the National Football League trap door, Schiano then served time as a high school coach until getting a job under Urban Meyer . (more...)
Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree Ejected After Brawl Between Raiders and Broncos Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree Ejected After Brawl Between Raiders and Broncos
- November 27, 2017

With Crabtree gone, the offense will turn to Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton to complement the other starting wideout Amari Cooper. Raiders guard Gabe Jackson was also ejected for making contact with an official. Both players were ejected. That got them both kicked out. After the ejections, Lynch escorted Talib through the Raiders' sideline and off the field. (more...)
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino On Bench - Liverpool Team vs Chelsea Confirmed Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino On Bench - Liverpool Team vs Chelsea Confirmed
- November 27, 2017

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has conceded that the return of Adam Lallana could signal a shift in Jurgen Klopp's team selection, and that the German will be unable to keep all his forwards happy with their involvement. He was not happy and said to me "Mo (Salah) wanted to come in the position" but Mo already had 90 minutes in his legs. "I don't know what he was thinking at the time, he told me something about too long". (more...)
UCLA To Appoint Chip Kelly As Head Coach UCLA To Appoint Chip Kelly As Head Coach
- November 26, 2017

The Bruins fired coach Jim Mora on Sunday and immediately jumped into the Kelly sweepstakes. Love it or hate it, Chip Kelly and college football go hand and hand. With Florida and Kelly no longer a possibility, UCLA is the increasingly likely new destination for the former coach of the Oregon Ducks - if Kelly returns to coaching. (more...)
India reach 312/2 at stumps on Day 2 India reach 312/2 at stumps on Day 2
- November 26, 2017

The two batsmen put on 209 in just over three sessions before Vijay was caught at leg gully off Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka finally got a breakthrough. "Pujara is calm and that rubs on me as well, the tempo that he plays suits my game", he said of his marathon stand with the composed Pujara. You should be ready from inside, eyeing to get a chance. (more...)
We never proposed to make Donald Trump Person of the Year We never proposed to make Donald Trump Person of the Year
- November 26, 2017

TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process. Former editor Richard Stengel also hit out at Trump and said,"Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year". (more...)
Salah has nothing to prove in Chelsea reunion - Klopp Salah has nothing to prove in Chelsea reunion - Klopp
- November 25, 2017

We have to do this. "We like to live the game, with intensity, with passion, to stay on the touchline and try to help our players", he added. "We've only had one day to prepare for a big game and I think this is not right, I must be honest", he told reporters. (more...)
PV Sindhu in Hong Kong Open quarterfinals PV Sindhu in Hong Kong Open quarterfinals
- November 25, 2017

Sindhu, who slipped a place in the latest world rankings, released yesterday, will face another Japanese player in the form of Akane Yamaguchi in the next round. On Thursday, Sindhu was the only Indian singles player not to have exited the competition, with compatriots Saina Nehwal, H. S. Prannoy and others having lost their respective matches . (more...)
Conte hails Chelsea away support after comfortable Qarabag win Conte hails Chelsea away support after comfortable Qarabag win
- November 24, 2017

For us the game against Qarabag is very important as we don't want to wait to go through to the next round. Where can I watch Liverpool vs Chelsea? "These players show me every day great commitment, great will, desire to fight". The early dismissal of Qarabag skipper Rashad Sadygov enabled Chelsea to stroll into the knockout stages, APA reports. Chelsea ensured their longest Champions League journey - it is nearly 2,500 miles between London and Baku, Azerbaijan - was ... (more...)
Kevin Durant: Heated exchange with Russell Westbrook is 'just ball' Kevin Durant: Heated exchange with Russell Westbrook is 'just ball'
- November 24, 2017

In a game that featured games within the game, it was a 108-91 victory for the Thunder that produced multiple confrontations between former teammates Kevin Durant and Westbrook. It's not about who was in each other's faces. "I'm expecting it again when we play 'em again, but it's all fun and games". All that aside, KD is claiming that his supposed beef with Russ "is not real, so please don't believe it". (more...)
IAF First In World To Fire BrahMos Missile From Air IAF First In World To Fire BrahMos Missile From Air
- November 23, 2017

The missile's two-stage engine then fired up propelling it towards the target at supersonic speeds. After firing the missile, the fighter jet would fly away, while the air-launched BrahMos would use its own seeker to home in on the target. (more...)
LaVar Ball vs Trump: The Feud Nobody Wanted LaVar Ball vs Trump: The Feud Nobody Wanted
- November 22, 2017

If there's anything the former reality star loves more than golfing at Mar-a-Lago, it's firing off ill-thought out tweets . And you're the head of the U.S.? "I've got to talk to my kid, '" Gingrich said. BALL: I'm telling you, somebody had to do something. "I just think this is a sign of what's sick about America, that people don't take responsibility, they don't take accountability". (more...)
Broncos reportedly giving Paxton Lynch his chance to start Broncos reportedly giving Paxton Lynch his chance to start
- November 22, 2017

However, Lynch has been deemed healthy after throwing progressively better over the past three weeks. Denver benched Siemian after a three-game losing streak that followed a 3-1 start. "I'm not anxious about that", Osweiler said Sunday when asked about the possibility of Lynch being named the starter. Trevor Siemian began the year as the Broncos' starter, but he threw nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions over seven games. (more...)
Former Patriots, Cowboys WR Terry Glenn Killed In Car Crash Former Patriots, Cowboys WR Terry Glenn Killed In Car Crash
- November 21, 2017

Glenn's fiancee was also in the vehicle and is in critical condition, according to WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas . Jones says Glenn's fiancée suffered minor injuries. He made the Pro Bowl in 1999 as a member of the Patriots. After a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and an offseason arrest on charges of domestic assault, Glenn was traded to the Green Bay Packers . (more...)
Marshawn Lynch targeted by Trump for Mexico anthem protest Marshawn Lynch targeted by Trump for Mexico anthem protest
- November 21, 2017

Marshawn Lynch was clearly looking to send a political message when his Oakland Raiders played the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday. "President Trump I voted for you, which I now regret". At the rally, the president said any "SOB" who kneels during the anthem deserves to be taken off the field. (more...)
Grigor Dimitrov edges David Goffin to win ATP Finals title in London Grigor Dimitrov edges David Goffin to win ATP Finals title in London
- November 20, 2017

Goffin will play Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday; when the pair last met, at the Swiss Indoors last month, Goffin only managed to claim three games from the World No.2. "He took the advantage because I served a lot of second serves". After an hour-long opening set, the two players matched each other in the second until the Belgian broke for 4-3 having survived a break point in the previous game. (more...)
Redskins fall apart late, fall to Saints in overtime 34-31 Redskins fall apart late, fall to Saints in overtime 34-31
- November 20, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing on his second franchise tag, and his long-term future with the Redskins has been the subject of much debate over the past few years. It hasn't helped that they lost cornerback Marshon Lattimore to an ankle injury on the opening drive. With teammate Jordan Reed suffering a setback and being ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Saints the former Maryland standout will see a lot of action in the passing game and should be in Week 11 ... (more...)
Sunderland's hunt for manager continues amid Heckingbottom speculation Sunderland's hunt for manager continues amid Heckingbottom speculation
- November 18, 2017

Coleman would be the Black Cats' fifth permanent manager since March 2015. "The FAW and Wales as a nation will be eternally grateful for the job he has done over the last six years as National Team Manager", FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said in a statement. (more...)
Conte Targets 100% Wins As Chelsea Hunt Manchester City Conte Targets 100% Wins As Chelsea Hunt Manchester City
- November 18, 2017

Conte then revealed that he "doesn't know" if Luiz has a long-term future at Stamford Bridge. "When it's a technical decision, every single player has to react well and to accept my decision". Asked if his hirsute appearance was down to superstition, the former Italy boss at first denied that was the cause, but said he hoped to end the season with a mighty beard if he did opt to keep it for as long as Chelsea were winning. (more...)
Cowboys' Elliott withdraws appeal of six-game ban Cowboys' Elliott withdraws appeal of six-game ban
- November 16, 2017

This decision is in no way an admission of any wrongdoing, and Mr. Elliott is pleased that the legal fight mounted by him and his team resulted in the disclosure of many hidden truths regarding this matter, as well public exposure of thet NFL's mismanagement of its disciplinary process. (more...)
Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long
- November 16, 2017

Arkansas and Bret Bielema shocked the college football world when the Razorbacks hired him as their new head coach in December 2012. The Razorbacks (4-6) will fail to win at least nine games this season for the sixth straight year, the school's longest stretch since an eight year stretch that coincided with joining the SEC in 1992. (more...)
Committee head Blank: Roger Goodell's extension negotiations moving forward
- November 14, 2017

Jones, a non-voting member of the committee, is reportedly looking to sue the league if Goodell's extension is completed without final approval from the league's 32 teams. Goodell is dealing with a league in turmoil in 2017. National Football League viewership decreased 7.5 percent over the first seven weeks compared to the same time frame during the 2016 season. (more...)