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Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl
- December 04, 2017

The Tide defeated the Tigers in the National Championship at the end of the 2015 season in Phoenix, AZ, while the Tigers defeated the Tide a year ago 35-31 in Tampa, FL. We're not defending anything. "Alabama has been consistent week-in and week-out over the entire season". Wisconsin finished No. 6 in the final rankings, with Auburn, Southern California, Penn State and Miami rounding out the top 10. (more...)
Pep Guardiola pleased with Manchester City-style 'Fergie time' Pep Guardiola pleased with Manchester City-style 'Fergie time'
- December 04, 2017

Pep Guardiola praised another Manchester City late show and admits he is aware of the "Fergie time" analogy. Looking at his current stockpile of options it is tempting to credit the influence of the endlessly classy David Silva on his younger team-mate. (more...)
Golden State Warriors dominate third quarter to thump Miami Heat Golden State Warriors dominate third quarter to thump Miami Heat
- December 04, 2017

Miami took a 36-33 first-quarter lead despite 16 points in the period from Stephen Curry . Golden State backup guard Shaun Livingston was the only one of the 19 players used in the first half not to score. Thompson has a 3-pointer in 77 straight games, the longest current mark in the National Basketball Association. Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who won their second straight. (more...)
Arizona State to introduce Herm Edwards as new coach on Monday Arizona State to introduce Herm Edwards as new coach on Monday
- December 04, 2017

Edwards last coached for college in 1989 as a defensive backs coach for San Jose State . He has not coached at any level since 2008, when he finished 2-14 in his eighth year as an National Football League head coach, his third and final year with the Kansas City Chiefs . (more...)
Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender
- December 04, 2017

So in terms of on-field punishment, there was none for Gronkowski. The hit may land Gronkowski in trouble with the National Football League, as he could face a fine or suspension. It's insane. Like, what am I supposed to do? It was just frustration. "And that's what happened". He was also asked if this was frustration from the last few games and he countered, "Over the past couple. (more...)
Blaine Gabbert has rocky 1st half for Cardinals vs. Rams Blaine Gabbert has rocky 1st half for Cardinals vs. Rams
- December 04, 2017

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert impressed in his first two starts of the season. Gabbert was intercepted by Lamarcus Joyner on his first pass from scrimmage and was later picked by Alec Ogletree , who returned it 41 yards for a Rams touchdown. (more...)
Giants QB Geno Smith calls Rex Ryan 'a coward' Giants QB Geno Smith calls Rex Ryan 'a coward'
- December 04, 2017

While Ryan's comments didn't seem to be directed in a negative way toward Smith - they were more of an indictment on the mismanagement of Manning - it clearly upset the 27-year-old quarterback. Sunday in Oakland, Smith went 21 of 34 for 212 yards and a touchdown, but he turned the ball over twice on fumbles. And knowing Ryan, he'll undoubtedly fire back when he gets wind of Smith's wrath. (more...)
Saints take NFC South lead after defeating Panthers 31-21 Saints take NFC South lead after defeating Panthers 31-21
- December 04, 2017

Its three best rushing efforts of the season had come in its last three games, when it went for 201, 294 and 145 yards respectively. The Saints lead Carolina (8-4) by just one game - but have swept the season series. Meanwhile, his team's defense bottled up Newton & Co., limiting them to just 12 yards in the third. Ingram set up his score with a 72-yard run, the second longest of his career and the second longest non-scoring run in Saints history. (more...)
Game Recap: Bears lose late to 49ers Game Recap: Bears lose late to 49ers
- December 04, 2017

San Francisco got the ball back with 5:27 to play, then dialed up a balanced game plan of runs and passes that played to its new starter's strengths. He engineered a 14-play, 86-yard scoring drive in the final six minutes to set up Gould's final field goal. He has worked with coach Kyle Shanahan to put together a game plan he is comfortable with despite his limited knowledge of the offense for the game Sunday between the 49ers (1-10) and the Chicago Bears (3-8). (more...)
Yankees out of running for Shohei Ohtani, Brian Cashman says Yankees out of running for Shohei Ohtani, Brian Cashman says
- December 04, 2017

The Yankees will not be signing Shohei Ohtani , MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports . The Minnesota Twins have also dropped out, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Whichever team can agree to a contract with Ohtani will pay Ohtani's old team, the Nippon Ham Fighters, $20 million. The Rangers are estimated to have $3.53 million to offer, if interested. (more...)
Vikings-Falcons: Linebacker Eric Kendricks active, Atlanta down two cornerbacks Vikings-Falcons: Linebacker Eric Kendricks active, Atlanta down two cornerbacks
- December 04, 2017

Jones has averaged just 40.5 yards in four career games against the Vikings . The Falcons were held without a touchdown for the first time since December 13, 2015, when they were blanked 38-0 by Carolina. NOTES: The Falcons were without two of their top five defensive backs, with CB Desmond Trufant (concussion) and nickel back Brian Poole (lower back) hurt last week in the victory over Tampa Bay. (more...)
Texas going to Houston for Bowl game Texas going to Houston for Bowl game
- December 04, 2017

CT. At 7-5, the Tigers will go bowling for the first time since 2014, when they won the Citrus Bowl over Minnesota. Mizzou is 15-16 all-time in bowl games. Under first-year coach Tom Herman, the Longhorns opened the year ranked No. 23 in the preseason AP poll but the buzz quickly faded when UT lost its opener to Maryland. (more...)
Carted off field with knee injury Carted off field with knee injury
- December 04, 2017

He was later ruled out with a knee injury. The Bills announced that he would be out for the rest of the game. New England Patriots linebacker Eric Lee intercepted his first National Football League pass in the red zone against the team that released him off of the practice squad two weeks prior. (more...)
Cougs headed to Holiday Bowl Cougs headed to Holiday Bowl
- December 03, 2017

You've got a high-flying offense from the Pac-12 in Washington State and a solid defense from the Big Ten in Michigan State . The Spartans' biggest win came in a 27-24 upset over then-No. In total, the Cougars are 2-5 all-time against MI state. The Alamo Bowl picked up No. 13 Stanford and the Holiday Bowl was left to choose between WSU (9-3), Arizona (7-5) or Arizona State (7-5). (more...)
Matic doubt for Arsenal trip Matic doubt for Arsenal trip
- December 03, 2017

The Red Devils will lock horns with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. Mourinho has his sights set on the January transfer window, but knows even Manchester United's financial muscle faces tough competition from the likes of Paris Saint Germain when it comes to securing top talent like Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann. (more...)
José Mourinho makes light of let-off for Manchester City's Pep Guardiola José Mourinho makes light of let-off for Manchester City's Pep Guardiola
- December 03, 2017

Manchester United boss Mourinho, who has claimed in the past he is treated differently to other managers, was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson for stepping onto the field during stoppage time of the 1-0 win at Southampton in September. (more...)
Wenger: Ozil Showed What He Is Capable Of Wenger: Ozil Showed What He Is Capable Of
- December 03, 2017

Everybody knows in the stadium that he's a great football player. "At the moment he shows as well that he can fight". Wenger put that improvement down to a combination of maturity and motivation. Olivier Giroud has insisted Arsenal players have never doubted Mesut Ozil , and said the midfielder has shown his commitment to the club in recent weeks. (more...)
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski goes full WWE after Bills interception Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski goes full WWE after Bills interception
- December 03, 2017

The Bills player, rookie corner Tre'Davious White, may have gotten away with holding, which clearly frustrated Gronkowski, who somehow avoided an ejection for that dirty and risky play. Although the officials didn't deem Gronk's extracurricular activity as ejection worthy, it wouldn't be shocking if the Pro Bowl tight end received punishment from the league. (more...)
Oakland Raiders: Four Things That Must Happen Against The Giants Oakland Raiders: Four Things That Must Happen Against The Giants
- December 03, 2017

The Raiders have ruled Amari Cooper out of Sunday's home game against the New York Giants , leaving Oakland without their top two wide receivers . With both receivers on the sidelines, Cordarelle Patterson, Seth Roberts , and Johnny Holton are all expected to see increased involvement on the Raiders' passing attack that ranks 14 in the league with 237.5 passing yards per game. (more...)
Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) Holdings Trimmed by FDx Advisors Inc
- December 03, 2017

The New York-based Blackrock Inc has invested 0.03% in Graco Inc . Several brokerages have issued reports on GGG . Employees Retirement Of Texas has 0.03% invested in Graco Inc . It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc, which manages about $9.04 billion and $10.02 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Manhattan Assocs In (NASDAQ:MANH) by 1.28 million shares to 1.87M shares, valued at $89.80M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (more...)
Guardiola sad to see Pogba miss Manchester derby Guardiola sad to see Pogba miss Manchester derby
- December 03, 2017

City looked set to lose for the first time in 2017/18 as Angelo Ogbonna broke the deadlock in the 44th minute of the side's clash with West Ham on Sunday afternoon. But I'm happy because we were able to do it in the second half. After Huddersfield Town and Southampton were beaten in City's previous two games thanks to Raheem Sterling's strikes, the City manager was asked if his side now have their own version of "Fergie time". (more...)
LSU to battle Notre Dame in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day LSU to battle Notre Dame in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day
- December 03, 2017

The game will kickoff at noon from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Citrus Bowl contest will be the first meeting between LSU and Notre Dame since the 2014 Music City Bowl when the Irish kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to win, 31-28. (more...)
India squad for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup announced India squad for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup announced
- December 03, 2017

India, who finished as the runners-up in 2016, are placed alongside Zimbabwe, PNG and Australia in Group B. Prithvi's boys start their campaign against Australia on January 14 followed by PNG and Zimbabwe on January 16 and January 19 respectively. (more...)
Virginia Tech Football 2017 Bowl Projection Virginia Tech Football 2017 Bowl Projection
- December 03, 2017

Oklahoma State has never played in the Camping World Bowl but has one previous Orlando bowl appearance in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's, a 49-21 win over BYU in the 1976 edition, known at the time as the Tangerine Bowl. A couple of old matchups will be renewed a few weeks from now in Orlando. If that happens as expected, that means that the ACC will gain a spot in the Citrus Bowl. (more...)
Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn CFP Bowl Berths Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn CFP Bowl Berths
- December 03, 2017

Ohio State and USC each entered Sunday with some hopes at making the playoff. Despite not playing host to the College Football Playoff semifinals or national championship game, AT&T Stadium got its hands on a heavyweight bout anyway. "The Cotton Bowl, the folks in Dallas, they do such a great job", College Football Playoff selection committe chair Kirby Hocutt said. Under normal circumstances, the matchup would have taken place at the Fiesta Bowl , but the Buckeyes have made two straight ... (more...)
SC earns return trip to Tampa, Outback Bowl SC earns return trip to Tampa, Outback Bowl
- December 03, 2017

SC will be making its fifth appearance in the January 1, Tampa, Fla., game, and their first since 2013. It will be shown on ESPN2. Michigan's bid marks its third consecutive bowl appearance under head coach Jim Harbaugh , and a rematch of the 2013 Outback Bowl in which SC beat MI, 33-28. (more...)
Guardiola apologises over his celebration after 2-1 win against Southampton Guardiola apologises over his celebration after 2-1 win against Southampton
- December 03, 2017

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy may have been sidelined for much of his debut season in English football , but that didn't stop him from hobbling down the touchline to celebrate Raheem Sterling's dramatic late goal against Southampton on Wednesday night (Thursday NZT). (more...)
Miami Hurricanes to to Face Wisconsin Badgers In Orange Bowl Miami Hurricanes to to Face Wisconsin Badgers In Orange Bowl
- December 03, 2017

A win would give the Badgers two straight victories in BCS/New Year's Six Bowl games for the first time since winning the 1998 and 1999 Rose Bowls . Miami: 10th appearance in the Orange Bowl, 39th bowl appearance in school history. The Canes finished No. 10 in the college football playoff. Clemson maintained the top spot in the rankings, and the Tigers will play fourth-ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1 in a national semifinal. (more...)
Tiger Woods pulls out classic recoil on long-iron shot at Hero Tiger Woods pulls out classic recoil on long-iron shot at Hero
- December 03, 2017

It left the 14-time major victor at four under, 10 shots off the lead held by American Charley Hoffman on the par-72 Albany Golf Club course. But he quickly shut it back with three birdies over his last five holes, including the 18th hole for the second straight day. (more...)
Cesc Fabregas vows that Chelsea will jump on any Manchester City slip-up Cesc Fabregas vows that Chelsea will jump on any Manchester City slip-up
- December 03, 2017

That year, the English midfielder informed: "I'd hate to put pressure on him". The Spain worldwide struggled to cement a starting place in the Chelsea side which coasted to the Premier League title last season but the Italian's switch to a three-man midfield has revitalised the former Arsenal captain in recent weeks. (more...)