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Referee should have watched video, says Chelsea boss Conte Referee should have watched video, says Chelsea boss Conte
- January 21, 2018

Chelsea had to play the final five minutes with just nine men as Championship side Norwich pressed for a victor. The Football Association is testing VAR in both domestic competitions this season, and Conte believes that if the FA are going to have this technology available, they better be consistent in using it. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere remains 'completely focused' on Arsenal Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere remains 'completely focused' on Arsenal
- January 21, 2018

Everybody knew that it was obvious that Alexis Sanchez was desperate to leave in the summer and he made little contribution to the Arsenal team until December, when this current window was approaching, so we have had a disrupting influence in the squad all season. (more...)
National Football League championship round game picks National Football League championship round game picks
- January 21, 2018

No quarterback has been more deadly in the fourth quarter than Tom Brady has been in clutch situations. Jacksonville's defense will be the best unit New England has faced this season, bar none. Not only can they take the ball away, but they can take the ball away and score. Tom Brady has been known to get frustrated after being sacked or hit multiple times in a game. (more...)
Nacho Monreal Subbed Off with Injury vs. Crystal Palace Nacho Monreal Subbed Off with Injury vs. Crystal Palace
- January 21, 2018

This is the Gunners first win since since the 28th of December, were they defeated Crystal Palace 3-2. The Eagles conceded all four goals in the opening quarter of the match, completely falling apart as Nacho Monreal , Alex Iwobi , Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette all found a way through. (more...)
Anchorman Will Ferrell grills Federer at Australian Open Anchorman Will Ferrell grills Federer at Australian Open
- January 21, 2018

Tuesday night represented Federer at his intelligent, charming best. Will Ferrell is keeping the legend of Ron Burgundy alive. They are occasionally seen watching their dad ply his trade, but after years travelling the world on the tennis tour, the 36-year-old would prefer not to have to do it all over again. (more...)
The Truth Hurts: Errol Spence Batters Lamont Peterson in 8 The Truth Hurts: Errol Spence Batters Lamont Peterson in 8
- January 21, 2018

All told, Peterson will be fighting for just the second time in a span of 32 months, and for just the fifth time since the inception of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) almost three years ago. But the punishment continued for two more rounds and, after consulting with Peterson's corner and the attending doctor, referee Harvey Dock signaled for the stoppage. (more...)
Angelique Kerber smashes Maria Sharapova to make fourth round Angelique Kerber smashes Maria Sharapova to make fourth round
- January 21, 2018

World number two Caroline Wozniacki headlines the women's side of the draw, coming on the court prior to Nadal with 19th-seeded Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova standing in her way. She will next face Japan's Naomi Osaka, who defeated 16th seed Elena Vesnina 7-6 (4) 6-2. Federer cited last year's third-round victory over Czech star Tomas Berdych as a major confidence-booster on the way to an odds-defying fifth Australian Open crown. (more...)
Patriots vs Jaguars odds and point spread Patriots vs Jaguars odds and point spread
- January 21, 2018

DE Yannick Ngakoue was one of two National Football League players with 10 or more sacks (12) and five or more forced fumbles (six). Perhaps the biggest show of Patriots support is coming from a woman who has been dedicated to Tom Brady for years. (more...)
Disgraced former US Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar faces accusers Disgraced former US Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar faces accusers
- January 21, 2018

This week, victims came forward one after the next to give impact statements to the judge who is considering Nassar's sentence. "You are unstoppable. You are part of an unstoppable growing force, an unstoppable, strong, loud voice". "The testimony of Nassar's victims this week made many of us, including me, listen to the survivors and the community in a different way", said university President Lou Anna K. (more...)
United Kingdom drops second straight as Florida slips past the Cats United Kingdom drops second straight as Florida slips past the Cats
- January 21, 2018

But instead of drawing a foul that would've given United Kingdom a chance to tie the game by way of foul shots, it lead to an inbounds play that ultimately produced nothing as United Kingdom lost 66-64. But Florida had the answer again, scoring the next five points to lead 58-56 with 3:29 left. The Gators led by six with 44 seconds left, but consecutive threes by the Wildcats - with a couple UF free throws in between - took the host's deficit down to two with 27 seconds to play. (more...)
No suspensions, just fines for Dustin Brown, Evgeni Malkin No suspensions, just fines for Dustin Brown, Evgeni Malkin
- January 21, 2018

Los Angeles (-130) is now the favorite over Pittsburgh (+110), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under). "Well, the first one was tough", Kings coach John Stevens said. "I mean, those type of goals don't go in very often. It's the amusing thing about hockey, when you're playing catch-up, it takes a lot of energy". (more...)
One more CCTV footage of suspect behind Zainab's rape, murder emerges One more CCTV footage of suspect behind Zainab's rape, murder emerges
- January 21, 2018

Zainab's body was found last week in a rubbish dump four days after she went missing. The guardians complained upon return that late Zainab had gone missing at least five days ago and the police did not cooperate with the relatives who were looking for the missing minor. (more...)
Warriors' Splash Brothers struggle in 116-108 loss to Rockets Warriors' Splash Brothers struggle in 116-108 loss to Rockets
- January 21, 2018

Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with 23 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points and 16 rebounds and five blocks. Coming into the National Basketball Association contest, Harden was leading the league in scoring (32.3 points) and ranked third in assists (9.1). (more...)
Eagles-Vikings NFC Championship Game Predictions Eagles-Vikings NFC Championship Game Predictions
- January 21, 2018

Early on this week I was leaning a bit toward the Vikings to cover against the Eagles . If you believe the Patriots will jump out to a lead, then it makes sense to use Bortles, who will turn to the air against a 21st-ranked pass defense that gave up the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. (more...)
Sanchez to Manchester United: Wenger gives condition for new Arsenal deal Sanchez to Manchester United: Wenger gives condition for new Arsenal deal
- January 21, 2018

He's a really good player, we are not in for him and that's all I'm interested in". It is not just that Mourinho is content in his position at another one of the game's giants, arguably the biggest of all. "We look to attacking areas, and we need that extra internal competitiveness". Maybe in the future more clubs will spend more than £100 million (RM546 million) on one player, like some teams already have. (more...)
Flyers-Devils preview: Philly begins tough set of back-to-back games Flyers-Devils preview: Philly begins tough set of back-to-back games
- January 21, 2018

For the Devils, Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri (power play) and Drew Stafford (power play) tallied. New Jersey was 58% overall in the face-off circle. Filppula (shorthanded assist, 10th assist overall), Andrew MacDonald (shorthanded assist, 7th assist overall), Travis Konecny (overtime primary assist, 11th overall) and Neuvirth (1st) chipped in one helper apiece. (more...)
Tom Brady Questionable vs. Jaguars; Limited in Practice with Hand Injury Tom Brady Questionable vs. Jaguars; Limited in Practice with Hand Injury
- January 21, 2018

Brady was forced to miss his scheduled press conference to receive medical attention for a hand injury he sustained during Wednesday's practice. He was also limited on Wednesday. If you know Tebow, you just can not dislike him. He's that competitive spirit, like, 'OK, you got me. So far we've hard nothing but an endless stream of Boy-oh-boy-are-they-ever-greats. (more...)
Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round
- January 21, 2018

Sharapova was banned after testing positive for the drug meldonium when she was here in 2016, and finished previous year ranked No. 60 following a return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Wawrinkas 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to 97th-ranked Tennys Sandgren in the second round was his earliest exit in a decade here. And Juan Martin del Potro locks up with Tomas Berdych . (more...)
Georgia vs Auburn basketball Georgia vs Auburn basketball
- January 21, 2018

A 25-4 run to start the second half of play saw Auburn go from being down 14 at half to ahead way before the under 12-minute media timeout. Auburn guard Mustapha Heron: Heron, held scoreless at the break, totaled 14 second-half points to lead Auburn to a comeback victory. (more...)
Arsenal now facing attacker crisis against Crystal Palace
- January 21, 2018

Nacho Monreal opened the scoring with a header and then assisted both of the next two goals for Alex Iwobi and Laurent Koscielny inside 13 minutes, BBC reports. However, Arsenal are winless in their last three top-flight games since their 3-2 win at Palace after the Gunners were forced to settle for stalemates with West Brom and defending champions Chelsea . (more...)
Former Liverpool Star Calls For Reds To Make More Defensive Signings Former Liverpool Star Calls For Reds To Make More Defensive Signings
- January 21, 2018

He wasn't in that game. It is unlikely that the forward is to see much more game time at Anfield this season, but it is evident that Klopp sees a future for the Wales global at Liverpool . "I don't think you can look at our [previous] game against Swansea, it will be a different game". We played against Swansea a few weeks ago, not too long ago, when they had a caretaker-manager and I said after the game it was much more hard than the result suggested. (more...)
Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkish strikes kill nine Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkish strikes kill nine
- January 21, 2018

Beirut, Jan 20 Turkish attacks in the Afrin region of northern Syria killed ten people, mostly civilians, a spokesman for the Kurdish militia which controls the area said. Although Afrin is at the moment autonomous and run by the Kurds, the Syrian government is hoping to bring the latter back under Damascus, and may be playing for a Baath-Kurdish alliance against Turkey and the remnants of the rebel guerrilla fighters. (more...)
Eden Hazard stars as Chelsea cruise past Brighton Eden Hazard stars as Chelsea cruise past Brighton
- January 21, 2018

To cap things off for Chelsea , Moses scored his first league goal in 14 months by controlling a perfectly-weighted lofted pass by substitute Charly Musonda , and poking the ball past Ryan one minute from time . Belgian playmaker Hazard then took his tally for the season to 11 with a fine solo goal before Victor Moses added a late fourth. Hazard produced a brilliant display to help Chelsea end a run of five successive draws in call competitions as they beat Brighton 4-0 . (more...)
Vikings release final injury report for NFC Championship Vikings release final injury report for NFC Championship
- January 21, 2018

At the time, Foles couldn't see the bigger picture, nor could he have predicted that he'd now be reflecting on that pivotal moment while standing in front of an NFC championship game backdrop at the Philadelphia Eagles' facility Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
West Shrine Game to kickoff Saturday at Tropicana Field West Shrine Game to kickoff Saturday at Tropicana Field
- January 21, 2018

Petersburg, Florida. The Sumrall native caught 31 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns after transferring in from East Central Community College. The playmaking safety scored the first points in the game by taking a 68-yard fumble return to the house. (more...)
Australian Open: Federer enters Rd 4 with commanding win over Gasquet Australian Open: Federer enters Rd 4 with commanding win over Gasquet
- January 21, 2018

Should Djokovic beat Chung he is facing a potential quarter-final against Austria's fifth seed Dominic Thiem, who must first get past American surprise packet Tennys Sandgren on Monday. You can't play at tonight's level if you are not at the top. The second set was evenly contested despite Federer's ruthlessness behind serve and it took the five-time Australian Open champion until the 12th game of the set to secure the decisive break. (more...)
Spartanburg basketball star Zion Williamson announces college commitment Spartanburg basketball star Zion Williamson announces college commitment
- January 21, 2018

Barrett and No. 3 Cam Reddish joining Williamson in Durham. The Blue Devils have a potential all-conference player on their hands. While Williamson's dunking ability and jaw-dropping athleticism are his best attributes, he's more than that. (more...)
Fernandinho joins Nicolas Otamendi in signing contract extension at Manchester City Fernandinho joins Nicolas Otamendi in signing contract extension at Manchester City
- January 21, 2018

Fernandinho has said he is enjoying his status as one of the senior players at Manchester City after extending his stay at the club. While this is by no means confirmation of Fred joining City, paying such a figure for a defensive midfielder could be a sign that Shakhtar are preparing for life after their Brazilian midfield ace. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms Carrick coaching plans Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms Carrick coaching plans
- January 21, 2018

The 36-year-old has since returned to training following treatment but he has not played for the first team. Shaw, 22, was criticised last season by Mourinho, who said the defender was "a long way behind" his teammates but he has now started United's last five games, his best run in the team since August 2016. (more...)
Klopp blocks Liverpool striker's January exit Klopp blocks Liverpool striker's January exit
- January 21, 2018

First of all, it's the first time I heard anything positive about Simon Mignolet . "I'm happy for Wilfried because it's not been easy for him as he has had to deal with injuries", said, the delighted Ghanaian. The former Mainz shot-stopper endured a hard spell as the starter last season, but Klopp feels his is better placed to succeed this time around. Inter have been urged to make a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge by former Reds midfielder Jamie Redknapp. (more...)