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PSG shatter Champions League record PSG shatter Champions League record
- November 25, 2017

By half-time, they had conspicuously failed to do that, registering a mere 39% of the ball - and due to their ramshackle defence they had been punished. More pressingly, Rodgers is confident his players will have recovered for Sunday's Betfred Cup final against Motherwell at Hampden Park. They had also only ever managed just two wins in 29 previous away games in the group stage, and yet they stunned their hosts by going ahead with just 58 seconds played. (more...)
The Trump Organization Is Bailing on Its Struggling SoHo Hotel The Trump Organization Is Bailing on Its Struggling SoHo Hotel
- November 25, 2017

Although framed as the Trump Organization walking away, CIM is actually paying the company to leave with years left on its contract. The Trump Organization does not own the property, but has managed it under a licensing deal. Also down since the election: room bookings from pro sports teams visiting New York City. Under the exit terms, Trump still gets a cut of the hotel's revenue. (more...)
Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt score world's highest T20 opening partnership Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt score world's highest T20 opening partnership
- November 25, 2017

Kamran Akmal and Butt's stunning partnership bettered the previous record of 207-run stand for the first wicket, which was set by Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond for Kent playing in the NatWest T20 Blast earlier this year, in August 2017. (more...)
Derrick Rose steps away from Cavaliers, considering basketball future Derrick Rose steps away from Cavaliers, considering basketball future
- November 24, 2017

While the guard was averaging 14.3 points and 26.9 minutes in seven games for the Cavaliers , the team is 6-1 in his absence after going 5-6 to start the season. The Cavs signed Rose to a one-year, $2.1 million contract over the summer with designs of him being the backup point guard. Rose rolled the ankle on October 20 when he landed awkwardly following a flagrant foul from then-Milwaukee Bucks big man Greg Monroe . (more...)
Chip Kelly out of the running for Florida job Chip Kelly out of the running for Florida job
- November 24, 2017

Florida: Randy Shannon has a tough task getting this banged-up and depleted roster ready to play its best football, but the former Miami coach should have plenty of motivational tactics to get the Gators fired up for a rivalry game. Considered one of the top candidates available in a market that has several high-profile openings, Kelly has also received interest from Nebraska and Tennessee. (more...)
3 takeaways from Baylor's loss to TCU 3 takeaways from Baylor's loss to TCU
- November 24, 2017

It's official: the No. 4 Sooners will take on No. 12 TCU in the Big 12 Championship on December 2 at 11:30 a.m. Oklahoma, which still has to play its regular season against West Virginia on Saturday, won the last Big 12 title game in 2010, taking down Nebraska 23-20. (more...)
No. 2 Miami looks to stay flawless against Pittsburgh No. 2 Miami looks to stay flawless against Pittsburgh
- November 24, 2017

Thanks in very large part to Pitt's defense, Miami's offense could muster next to nothing on the day, churning out just 176 yards of offense while the game was still within reach (they finished with 234). 2, it happened in SC and it's happening here Pittsburgh today", Narduzzi said. The turnover chain came out three times for the game, giving Miami 19 takeaways in the last five contests , and defensive back Jaquan Johnson came up with perhaps the biggest, momentum-changing play of ... (more...)
Jay Cutler out, Matt Moore will start for Dolphins vs. Patriots Jay Cutler out, Matt Moore will start for Dolphins vs. Patriots
- November 24, 2017

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reported the news. -Matt Moore will start at quarterback with David Fales as his backup. "Obviously him being in concussion protocol, I don't know how long this will be", Gase said, per ESPN's James Walker . (more...)
Eric Cantona suggests Antoine Griezmann alternative for Manchester United Eric Cantona suggests Antoine Griezmann alternative for Manchester United
- November 24, 2017

Mourinho has come in for criticism at times this season for a perceived overly-cautious approach but the Portuguese cited Saturday's 4-1 win over Newcastle as evidence of their ambition going forward. "This philosophy at United is very strong for the kids". "This philosophy of the game at United is very strong and that is why it can be hard to understand, but I love Mourinho and he will win things, which is very important". (more...)
Lewis Hamilton fastest in second Abu Dhabi practice Lewis Hamilton fastest in second Abu Dhabi practice
- November 24, 2017

After wrapping up this year's drivers' title two races ago in Mexico City, Lewis Hamilton believes a fourth career victory at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday is what Mercedes deserves after a fourth successive double title-winning campaign. (more...)
Anthony Joshua says he is bemused by Joseph Parker's antics Anthony Joshua says he is bemused by Joseph Parker's antics
- November 24, 2017

Fans are clamouring to see the heavyweight championship unified once again in the new post-Klitschko era that boxing now finds itself in. I took the belts from him. At the end of the day he's a fighter and despite the well spoken, media-trained image he built up at the beginning of his career, the truth is he just loves to fight and he'll be targeting all three with every single bit of his punching power in 2018. (more...)
Barcelona manager, Valverde reveals why Messi was dropped against Juventus — Champions League Barcelona manager, Valverde reveals why Messi was dropped against Juventus — Champions League
- November 24, 2017

Clearly, something behind the scenes is wrong and Messi is portraying that with his attitude on the pitch. And Valverde admits he wanted to keep Messi in reserve for when the game opened up in the second half. Following a humbling 3-0 loss in Rome, Willian led Chelsea's efforts to get its European campaign back on track, scoring a goal in each half and winning a penalty. (more...)
UEFA fines Everton after fan appeared to strike Lyon player UEFA fines Everton after fan appeared to strike Lyon player
- November 24, 2017

The Everton fan - whose young child was sucking a dummy - appeared to push Lopes' head and seemed to aim a punch in the direction of the keeper and defender Mouctar Diakhaby. "I asked the players to make it hard for me to leave them out of the team on Sunday and the majority have probably made it very easy for me". The matches have been ugly but there is no denying Unsworth could POSSIBLY have done just enough to keep us out of a relegation battle assuming an uptick upon the appointment of ... (more...)
Michigan-VCU Ends With An All-Time Bad Beat At The Buzzer Michigan-VCU Ends With An All-Time Bad Beat At The Buzzer
- November 24, 2017

The Wolverines' 6-11 junior forward Moritz Wagner completed a 3-point play with 1:11 to play, and hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left as they closed out what was a tight game throughout, for fifth place in the Maui Invitational. VCU ran off 10 straight points midway through the second half and grabbed the lead, 50-49 on a pair of free throws from Lane. The Rams held the Wolverines scoreless for almost five minutes and used a 13-2 run to go up 53-49. (more...)
Golfer Chawrasia remains on top in Hong Kong Open Golfer Chawrasia remains on top in Hong Kong Open
- November 24, 2017

The four-time victor on European Tour and victor of six titles on Asian Tour, Chawrasia has already been on the winner's circle this year with the Hero Indian Open and is now looking for his first European Tour title outside India. I'm just following my game plan", he was quoted as saying by an Asian Tour release. "Same thing, I'm playing last two days, exactly the same strategy". (more...)
Colin Kaepernick Visits Alcatraz Island In Support of 'Unthanksgiving Day' Colin Kaepernick Visits Alcatraz Island In Support of 'Unthanksgiving Day'
- November 24, 2017

True to the theme that he's been nationally talking about - or rather, taking a knee for - since last summer, former 49er Colin Kaepernick attended an "Unthanksgiving Day" celebration on Alcatraz Island. Michael Horse, an Native American actor known for his role in the popular show "Twin Peaks" told Newsweek "It's about reflecting, remembering and celebrating that we are still here and our culture still survives". (more...)
Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona to play for Lionel Messi - Cristiano Ronaldo Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona to play for Lionel Messi - Cristiano Ronaldo
- November 24, 2017

Messi told reporters: "Every time I'm on the bench, there's a lot of commotion because I usually play, I don't like sitting out, I like to participate and help from the inside". The only time a non-Spanish league player won the Golden Shoe in the last decade was when Suarez shared the prize with Ronaldo while playing for Liverpool in 2013-14. (more...)
We Struggled To Find Spaces Against Feyenoord - Pep Guardiola We Struggled To Find Spaces Against Feyenoord - Pep Guardiola
- November 24, 2017

City will need to be very good to get three points in this one, and after resting many of his top players against Feyenoord on Tuesday Pep Guardiola will most likely go with his strongest possible lineup to show how much he respects Huddersfield and how tough he expects this game to be. (more...)
Embiid helps fast-starting 76ers rout Blazers, 101-81 Embiid helps fast-starting 76ers rout Blazers, 101-81
- November 24, 2017

Despite shooting struggles early on, the Blazers had a security blanket in their star point guard Damian Lillard . Napier added 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting while also adding four assists, three rebounds and two steals. He missed the last two-and-half months of the 2016-17 season and this year's preseason with a knee injury, and it has taken him a while to get his conditioning up to snuff. (more...)
Tinubu drops bombshell, says no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019 Tinubu drops bombshell, says no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019
- November 24, 2017

The former Lagos governor expressly stated that whoever would represent the party must be selected through a transparent primary election. Tinubu, shortly after a closed door meeting with leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Afenifere , at the residence of the leader of the organisation, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo state, said the presidential candidate of the APC could only emerge after following due process. (more...)
Bale returns to training after two-month absence Bale returns to training after two-month absence
- November 24, 2017

Diario Gol says Asensio has complained about his situation to good friend Isco, who was experiencing similar doubts this time past year before winning over Zidane. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says: 'It's not much, but he has something. A lot is said about his injuries, but he is important to us. Madrid can cut the gap between them and leaders Barcelona to seven points by beating Malaga, with Ernesto Valverde's side not facing Valencia until Sunday. (more...)
David Goffin gives Belgium 1-0 lead in Davis Cup final David Goffin gives Belgium 1-0 lead in Davis Cup final
- November 24, 2017

Mahut was expected to play in doubles after training the whole week with Julien Benneteau, who was not selected either. Belgium reached the final in 2015 but were beaten by Britain. "They play at home so for me they are the favourites". Below is all you need to know to follow along with the Davis Cup. Even though France go into this final as strong favourites, with nine previous titles to their name, it seems like Belgium have the more in-form players at this moment in time . (more...)
Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo told players of cancer diagnosis during Liverpool match Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo told players of cancer diagnosis during Liverpool match
- November 24, 2017

Spanish football club Sevilla on Wednesday confirmed that head coach Eduardo Berizzo is suffering from prostate cancer. "We will support and rally round him because we are sure his problem will be solved". "The president of Barcelona has called me offering all the experience of the medical team of his club", Sevilla's president, José Castro, told the club's radio program on Wednesday, according to Mundo Deportivo. (more...)
Klopp trusts Moreno ´100 per cent´ despite Sevilla shocker Klopp trusts Moreno ´100 per cent´ despite Sevilla shocker
- November 24, 2017

If Roy Keane had some pent-up frustration after the Republic of Ireland failed to make it to the World Cup, he let it out on Liverpool - and Alberto Moreno in particular. He suggested that the team had not done enough in the second half and placed Alberto in to positions he shouldn't have had to deal with. Liverpool resume Premier League duties at home to Chelsea on Saturday (5.30pm). (more...)
President Trump to tee it up Friday with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson President Trump to tee it up Friday with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson
- November 24, 2017

However, Trump noted that it would be a quick round so he could get back to work on bringing more jobs back to America. This is not the first time Woods has played golf with Trump. He also used his pre-golf morning to blast NFL players who "disrespect" the country, the flag and national anthem with their pre-game protests "without penalty". (more...)
Holmes bags 6 tries as Australia ends Fiji's World Cup dreams Holmes bags 6 tries as Australia ends Fiji's World Cup dreams
- November 24, 2017

He was nearly immovable as a player, but Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga admits even he's felt the tectonic plates of rugby league shifting. Smith failed to convert and Australia were starting to look like they were about to shift up a gear. Tempers flared after former Australia playmaker Jarryd Hayne's early hit on Slater and Apisai Koroisau put Fiji in front with a penalty in a frantic start, but that proved to be a false dawn. (more...)
Jason had one heck of a day at the Open Jason had one heck of a day at the Open
- November 24, 2017

Only a long birdie putt at his final hole for the second day in a row saved a par 71 for the three-times major champion, who mixed a birdie with a bogey on his front nine and dropped another shot at his 13th. First-round leader Cameron Davis, the 2015 Australian amateur champion, cooled off with a 1-over 72 but remains right in the mix in third spot at 7-under, one ahead of fellow young gun Anthony Quayle (69). (more...)
Maxwell called in as cover for injured Warner Maxwell called in as cover for injured Warner
- November 24, 2017

Opener Ed Cowan, last season's leading Shield run-scorer, is back following the exit of Steve Smith and David Warner , while Nick Larkin and O'Keefe also coming into the XI. The Victorian allrounder was considered a shot at the No.6 spot for the first Ashes Test after he played for Australia in the most recent tours of India and Bangladesh. (more...)
Paul Pogba urged to emulate Manchester United legends Paul Pogba urged to emulate Manchester United legends
- November 24, 2017

Inter Milan are among the favourites to sign Pastore, but Cantona has urged United to make their move. We enjoyed the game - it's a strong philosophy of the club. It's like Barcelona: if they played in a defensive way nobody would understand. "This philosophy of the game is very strong in United and this is hard to understand. (more...)
Chelsea destroy Qarabag for Round of 16 Chelsea destroy Qarabag for Round of 16
- November 24, 2017

Willian added a second goal before half-time, before Cesc Fabregas scored a third from the penalty spot, and then the Brazilian netted again with a ferocious long-range effort late on. Nothing epitomized that more than Chelsea's second goal , which played to the strengths of having three small forwards rather than one big central striker spearheading the attack . (more...)

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