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World Cup draw pairs Germany with Mexico, Portugal with Spain World Cup draw pairs Germany with Mexico, Portugal with Spain
- December 02, 2017

Group E has a similar look with Brazil hot favourites but little to choose between Switzerland and Costa Rica, who both qualified via the playoffs, and Serbia. The two other teams in the group are Morocco and Iran. "The draw is very exciting and very attractive and could not be better", the former Bafana Bafana coach said of the task that lies ahead of his team. (more...)
Ernesto Valverde: Decisions went against Barcelona in Celta Vigo draw Ernesto Valverde: Decisions went against Barcelona in Celta Vigo draw
- December 02, 2017

Real and Atletico Madrid can close to within six points of the leaders with victory over Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad respectively later on Saturday. Luis Suarez had a goal harshly ruled out for offside and Messi hit a post. Twenty minutes from time, however, the scores were level again as Iago Aspas raced down the right, Samuel Umtiti appearing to pull a hamstring as he tried to track him, and his cutback was smashed into the roof of the net by Maxi Gomes. (more...)
Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to 4-year extension Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to 4-year extension
- December 02, 2017

Jeffery's contract will have $27 million guaranteed and the deal can ultimately be worth $56 million with additional incentives. In what was widely viewed as a crucial season in his career, Jeffery has been steady for the Eagles in 2017. "We are excited about his future here". According to numbers from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jeffery's deal is not an outlandish one, by any stretch. Players are looking at this Eagles team and the opportunity to play with a budding star such as Wentz and ... (more...)
Antonio Conte charged by FA following dismissal against Swansea Antonio Conte charged by FA following dismissal against Swansea
- December 02, 2017

The Italian apologised for his behaviour after the match at Stamford Bridge. "At the same time I didn't see that anything changed". "I said twice that they were trying to waste time, but I shouted this.I accept the decision". 'We finished third, like [Roman] Abramovich wanted, to qualify straight for the Champions League. "It's fine. I didn't know it was the first time", he said. (more...)
F1: Leclerc and Ericsson to race for Sauber in 2018 F1: Leclerc and Ericsson to race for Sauber in 2018
- December 02, 2017

Leclerc was widely expected to fill one of the Sauber seats . Antonio Giovinazzi , another Ferrari graduate, had been in contention for Ericsson's seat but has been handed the role of third driver. Giovinazzi will be the team's third driver. For Sauber, the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo deals follow a period of uncertainty for the team which has seen it linger at the back end of the grid for several seasons. (more...)
Zunic holds three-shot lead in Australia Zunic holds three-shot lead in Australia
- December 02, 2017

The 25-year-old New South Welshman was in sublime touch around the Royal Pines Resort course on Queensland's Gold Coast and was 11-under the card after 16 holes. Two years later he won the New Zealand Open and now, two years on from that win, the Australian PGA Championship is his to lose. U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was alone in seventh on eight-under 208 after shooting 70, the Spaniard mixing four birdies with two bogeys. (more...)
Guardiola regrets Redmond pep talk Guardiola regrets Redmond pep talk
- December 02, 2017

Guardiola, though, was let off with a warning from referee Paul Tierney after his wild celebrations on the pitch following Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time victor at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. What I said is what I said and what Nathan said in his statement. "If they want to listen to me, I will do it". "I've played in my career against lots of managers and I will never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams". (more...)
Wizards use big third quarter to beat Pistons, 109-91 Wizards use big third quarter to beat Pistons, 109-91
- December 02, 2017

The Heat went on a 9-0 run in the final moments, including a 3-pointer by Waiters with 1:09 left for a 102-96 lead. "It's about time", Morris said after. It was the starters who sparked the dominant third quarter that catapulted Washington to a win. During the run over four minutes and 53 seconds, the Wizards held the Pistons to 0-for-6 shooting and forced four turnovers. (more...)
Sijara Eubanks Out; Roxanne Modafferi Steps In To Fight For 125lb Title Sijara Eubanks Out; Roxanne Modafferi Steps In To Fight For 125lb Title
- December 02, 2017

Modafferi went for her own takedown, but it was reversed and she ended up on her back. Unheralded and virtually unknown before she was selected to compete in the tournament that would determine the UFC's first women's flyweight champion, Montano was thinking about returning to school and making fighting a hobby, not a full-time endeavor. (more...)
Steven Adams caps ideal night with career high as Thunder defeat Timberwolves Steven Adams caps ideal night with career high as Thunder defeat Timberwolves
- December 02, 2017

The two teams now have played three games in their four-game series in the season's first six weeks. "We just had a winning mentality, and it resulted in a win for us". A bounce pass by Westbrook led to a dunk by Jerami Grant that gave the Thunder a 101-90 lead. In 36 minutes, Wiggins collected 28 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 0 steals, 1 block, 3 threes and 2 turnovers. (more...)
HE'S FINALLY LEAVING: Jose Mourinho names his price for highly-rated defender HE'S FINALLY LEAVING: Jose Mourinho names his price for highly-rated defender
- December 02, 2017

The England worldwide recently topped the fitness table at Old Trafford but, with Ashley Young reborn, is still yet to make a single Premier League appearance this season. The pair reconciled late in the 2016/17 campaign but, after Shaw's omission from the starting lineup this season, have seemingly been at odds once more. (more...)
India play opener against Australia India play opener against Australia
- December 02, 2017

India may have a negative head-to-head record in global tournaments against all their opponents of the Hockey World League Final, but chief coach Sjoerd Marijne does not want to dwell in the past and has asked his players to "believe in yourself". (more...)
ChiSox sign Castillo to two-year deal ChiSox sign Castillo to two-year deal
- December 02, 2017

Castillo began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 2010 and played for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks before settling with Baltimore last season. The White Sox are betting that his improvements as a receiver are sustainable and not a blip on the radar. The very forgettable duo of Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith handled most of the catching duties last season. (more...)
South Korea drawn against Sweden, Mexico and Germany in Group F South Korea drawn against Sweden, Mexico and Germany in Group F
- December 02, 2017

They can only try to win each group game and wait to see who they get in the knockout stages. "I think we've come up against the best to compete with", Osorio said after the draw. Although they are considered the weakest team in the group, South Korean players said they will not give up hope. But this is a wildly different global landscape than the one they faced in Brazil nearly four years ago. (more...)
Mourinho's Injury Blow: Man Utd Star Expected To Miss Crucial Arsenal Trip Mourinho's Injury Blow: Man Utd Star Expected To Miss Crucial Arsenal Trip
- December 02, 2017

Mourinho said of the influential Matic, who came off in the second half at Vicarage Road because of what the manager has described as a muscular issue: "I hope he can (be involved), but I cannot guarantee". "I remember big matches". "When Arsenal have the ball, we are going to defend with 11 players". Arsenal will also be without one key player, having lost Alexandre Lacazette to injury on Tuesday night, but will be relieved to have Alexis Sanchez returning from a slight knock in the ... (more...)
Sam Burgess upbeat despite Sean O'Loughlin absence Sam Burgess upbeat despite Sean O'Loughlin absence
- December 02, 2017

Sam Burgess believes that England can deal with the absence of key players in the Rugby League World Cup Final against Australia . England will be making their first World Cup Final appearance since they were beaten 16-8 by Australia at Wembley in 1995. (more...)
Greg Holland and Mike Moustakas win Comeback Player of the Year Awards Greg Holland and Mike Moustakas win Comeback Player of the Year Awards
- December 02, 2017

Moustakas posted a 1.8 WAR to add onto his career mark of 11.4, which spans seven seasons with Kansas City. Holland and Moustakas are former teammates, having played five seasons together in Kansas City before Holland signed with Colorado prior to the 2017 season. (more...)
ESPN Insider: Anthony Davis faces $25k fine after ejection ESPN Insider: Anthony Davis faces $25k fine after ejection
- December 02, 2017

Fifteen seconds later, he picked up his second tech and was ejected for the first time in his six-year National Basketball Association career. Friday was not a good day for Anthony Davis . A pool reporter asked the official who ejected Davis about what led to the two technicals. "Because of the size of DeMarcus [Cousins ], Anthony and Karl-Anthony Towns, it can get pretty physical in there". (more...)
Cardinals Trade Aledmys Diaz to Toronto Cardinals Trade Aledmys Diaz to Toronto
- December 02, 2017

He spent the 2017 season for Lansing of the Class A Midwest League, where he appeared in 96 games, batting.240 with 19 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 45 RBIs. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are open to the idea of bringing back Jay Bruce if it's on a three-year contract. The Aledmys Diaz era, which portended to be a long one a year ago when Diaz hit.300 and made the National League All-Star team as a rookie, has ended for the Cardinals. (more...)
Neymar: The Real Brazil Is Back Neymar: The Real Brazil Is Back
- December 02, 2017

Brazil coach Tite remained cautious despite a relatively kind World Cup draw on Friday, saying that the record five-time champions need to "grow stronger" as the competition progresses. The Paris Saint-Germain forward often saves his best for the international stage-a positive sign for Tite since he has been in prolific form at club level this season. (more...)
National Football League rolls out social justice initiative National Football League rolls out social justice initiative
- December 02, 2017

The memo also outlines that an initial $3 million will come from the NFL Foundation and that future monies will come from "cause related events & consumer products sales, auctions and other promotional sources". Anna Isaacson, the NFL's vice president for social responsibility, detailed the plan in a separate memo sent to teams on Friday. They recognized the NFL's support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017 and its commitment to engage with social justice organizations. (more...)
Antonio Conte charged by FA for misconduct Antonio Conte charged by FA for misconduct
- December 02, 2017

The Italian was involved in a heated discussion with the referee and fourth official before being ordered to spend the rest of the game away from the dugouts. The Italian apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason after his first-half dismissal against Swansea. Antonio Conte's men will welcome promoted side Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Blackhawks put Corey Crawford on injured reserve Blackhawks put Corey Crawford on injured reserve
- December 02, 2017

The move occurred after Crawford stopped 31 of 35 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss against the Dallas Stars. There was a point in the third period when it seemed Crawford was slow to get up after going side-to-side in the crease, but he played the remainder of the game. (more...)
Brian Cashman to recommend next Yankees manager to ownership Brian Cashman to recommend next Yankees manager to ownership
- December 02, 2017

Four of the six candidates who interviewed for the job at Yankee Stadium have ties with the team. "We learned a lot, and I think every single person in that room earned the right to be there, deserved to be in that room", Cashman said told reports at an event Friday in Stamford. (more...)
Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top four Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top four
- December 02, 2017

After all, they're the penultimate rankings . Beating an undefeated Wisconsin team by a large margin may give the committee what they need to move Ohio State above Alabama . One win then there is a chance, two wins is a definite vote in. There's a better argument to be made that Auburn should be No. 1 right now than No. (more...)
Amazing! Deliveroo adds to the Toy Show frenzy with this epic offer Amazing! Deliveroo adds to the Toy Show frenzy with this epic offer
- December 01, 2017

Ms. Una Cullen, Musical Director at St. Patrick's Primary School explained the application and audition process for the most talked about TV show of the year. Lego, radio control cars, barbies and train sets have been poured in for host Ryan Tubridy and his elves and helpers to get their hands on. He added: "My costume is a sight to behold but I am loving everything about this year's opening". (more...)
Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) Receives Underperform Rating from Credit Suisse Group
- December 01, 2017

On average, analysts forecast that Owens & Minor will post $1.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock decreased 2.82% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $18.6. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company's stock. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with "Hold". (more...)
CFP Rankings: Ohio State No. 8, Alabama benefits from weak SEC CFP Rankings: Ohio State No. 8, Alabama benefits from weak SEC
- December 01, 2017

Alabama needs either Oklahoma or Wisconsin to lose. They also beat a Nebraska that won nine games by 59 points, a Tulsa that won 10 games by 45, and three other teams that went to bowl games. The Buckeyes have two wins over top-16 squads (Penn State and Michigan State) and could pick up another over Wisconsin. Despite undergoing minor knee surgery Sunday, Barrett will play in the title game, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. (more...)
Michael Strahan 'pissed off' about Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning Michael Strahan 'pissed off' about Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning
- December 01, 2017

Manning won Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XLII when Strahan led Big Blue's defense to an upset over the previously flawless New England Patriots , preventing the 19-0 season and writing the '07 Giants into football lore. "My feeling is that if you are going to play the other guys, play them", Manning said . When asked if Manning would still start if the team had not been mathematically eliminated yet, McAdoo refused to entertain the question. (more...)
Russian Federation 2018: Peru drawn with France, Denmark and Australia Russian Federation 2018: Peru drawn with France, Denmark and Australia
- December 01, 2017

The victor of France's Group C will meet the runner up of a Group D which includes Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. Iceland, the smallest nation to ever play at the World Cup, will play the two-time champions on June 16 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. (more...)