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Real Madrid to reimburse fans for Club World Cup match tickets Real Madrid to reimburse fans for Club World Cup match tickets
- December 13, 2017

The Club World Cup comprises of seven sides from six continents, but inevitably there is usually a huge difference in quality between the European side and their opponents. "I believe that Zidane and all the Madrid players are used to this type of situation". Kevin Keegan's Magpies were playing with style as they stormed 10 points clear at Christmas, but they became the only team on this list not to win the title. (more...)
Devin Hester, best return man in National Football League history, announces retirement Devin Hester, best return man in National Football League history, announces retirement
- December 12, 2017

That's Hall of Fame stuff. He went on to thank "The U", the University of Miami , where he gave a preview of what was to come in the National Football League: of the eight touchdowns he scored with the Hurricanes, six were punt or kick returns; Hester wrote that former Miami coach Don Soldinger "brought special teams into my life and inspired me to represent the S on my chest like Superman". (more...)
Pogba explains why he rejected Real Madrid for Manchester United Pogba explains why he rejected Real Madrid for Manchester United
- December 12, 2017

But you never know what's going to happen in football". 'But I did it, and I don't regret. On whether the club could have dealt with things better during his first stint at Old Trafford, he said: "Maybe - you have to speak with them". For me, just wearing the shirt. I'm not a monster and don't want to spoil Xmas; Father Xmas is "Real" and he'll sign for us on the first of the month. (more...)
Colorado Rapids protect 11 players ahead of LAFC expansion draft Colorado Rapids protect 11 players ahead of LAFC expansion draft
- December 12, 2017

Zimmerman has spent his entire professional career at FC Dallas since being drafted in 2013, making 89 appearances and winning the 2016 Supporters' Shield and US Open Cup. The list consists of select U.S. Men's National Team players, elite youth U.S. National Team players and former MLS players returning to MLS after joining a non-MLS club for a transfer fee greater than $500,000. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp facing problems in defence ahead of West Brom clash Jurgen Klopp facing problems in defence ahead of West Brom clash
- December 12, 2017

That's what we have got to try and do. "I think we all put in a good fight and we knew the importance of the game and what it means and we all did our best". West Brom suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium at the weekend, a result that stretched the Baggies' winless run to 15 matches and their wretched record on the road is unlikely to inspire much confidence ahead of the trip to Anfield; indeed, the visitors have picked up just two points - whilst scoring just ... (more...)
Mohamed Salah is biggest threat in Premier League - Sam Allardyce Mohamed Salah is biggest threat in Premier League - Sam Allardyce
- December 12, 2017

I make no apologies for that. We had to go with the best way to get something out of it and that was to stop Liverpool scoring. The England Under-21s worldwide has been used nine times in the Premier League this season, and a further five occasions in other competitions, after successfully stepping up from the development side. (more...)
Chelsea reportedly plot January approach for Barkley Chelsea reportedly plot January approach for Barkley
- December 12, 2017

Barkley snubbed the Blues on deadline day in August because he preferred a move to Tottenham , where he thought he had more chance of regular football. Barkley's inconsistency is a concern, though, as it is no longer legitimate to blame his varying form on youth. Gylfi Sigurdsson was signed as a replacement for the England worldwide and the presence of Wayne Rooney may also limit Barkley's playing opportunities. (more...)
EDF commissions 179 MW of solar parks in Nevada EDF commissions 179 MW of solar parks in Nevada
- December 12, 2017

EDF Renewable Energy has commissioned the Switch Station 1&2 solar plants in Nevada with a combined capacity of 179MW. Switch Stations 1 and 2, at the Apex industrial park north of Las Vegas, were dedicated by a group that included former U.S. (more...)
Gayle Hits 18 Sixes in BPL Final, Sets Numerous T20 Records Gayle Hits 18 Sixes in BPL Final, Sets Numerous T20 Records
- December 12, 2017

Dhaka Dynamites have to achieve the target of 207 runs to win the final match, as you read. Gayle had earlier paved the way for his franchise with an unbeaten 51-ball 126 in Friday's Eliminator against Khulna Titans, before Johnson Charles helped the Riders zoom past Comilla Victorians with a ton of his own. (more...)
Chris Hughton hoping Wembley visit can overturn Brighton's woes Chris Hughton hoping Wembley visit can overturn Brighton's woes
- December 12, 2017

Winger Anthony Knockaert could be recalled after being left out of the side that was beaten by Huddersfield at the weekend. Denmark worldwide Christian Eriksen polished off a 5-1 win to help Tottenham get their top-four challenge back on track. (more...)
Bellew praises three Everton stars after draw against Liverpool Bellew praises three Everton stars after draw against Liverpool
- December 12, 2017

The Merseyside club recruited heavily in the off-season but have made a mediocre start to the campaign, sitting 10th in the league after winning five of 16 league games, with Allardyce keen to reorganize his side and sell surplus players. "If we were, I don't think they're coming back from it the way we performed second half". Mo Salah's stunning strike had given a dominant Reds side the lead at the break and, after the home side squandered a number of chances to make the game safe, ... (more...)
Seahawks remaining schedule: Will Seattle make playoffs? Seahawks remaining schedule: Will Seattle make playoffs?
- December 12, 2017

Seattle beat the Rams in week five 16-10. No longer capable of shutting teams down defensively without Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, Seattle goes how Russell Wilson goes in a mostly one-dimensional offense. But Seattle would have the head-to-head tiebreaker on the Rams (the Seahawks also beat them in Week 5). Dallas in another one of those teams. Seattle will have to win in Dallas, though. (more...)
Lilac Fire Scorches Mobile Home Park in Fallbrook Lilac Fire Scorches Mobile Home Park in Fallbrook
- December 12, 2017

A firefighter pulls a hose to keep flames from advancing to adjacent homes while battling the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club. Bonsall High School is also being evacuated. At least 20 homes in the retirement community have been destroyed, according to the Associated Press. By 5 p.m., the fire scorched 2,500 acres with 0 containment . (more...)
Arsenal Haven't Offered Mesut Ozil Final Contract - Arsene Wenger Arsenal Haven't Offered Mesut Ozil Final Contract - Arsene Wenger
- December 12, 2017

The Gunners will have the chance to cash in on the duo during the January window, with Manchester City said to be readying another offer for the Chile worldwide with Manchester United and Barcelona circling around Ozil . Wenger, however, recently insisted that neither player would be sold in January and that there was still some hope that they could both stay in north London. (more...)
Pistorius Injured In Prison Fight Pistorius Injured In Prison Fight
- December 12, 2017

Pistorius, whose sentence for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled last month, sustained a minor injury in an alleged assault at the Attridgevill Correctional Centre last week. He was arrested the same day and later convicted of manslaughter, which was subsequently replaced with a murder conviction by the Supreme Court. The former Paralympian was designated as a low-risk criminal and allowed to stay despite the prosecution's successful appeal last month that ... (more...)
Green Bay Packers unsure if Aaron Rodgers will play against Carolina Panthers Green Bay Packers unsure if Aaron Rodgers will play against Carolina Panthers
- December 12, 2017

Rodgers underwent a CT scan on Monday, and doctors are still evaluating the results. "There are a number of opinions involved". The last time Rodgers was in Charlotte, I was in attendance to witness Rodgers see ghosts on the final drive, which later caused him to throw a Microsoft Surface. (more...)
Wenger offers sumo solution to City and United after derby bust-up Wenger offers sumo solution to City and United after derby bust-up
- December 12, 2017

He doesn't show his happiness because of respect for his opponent. "It happened to us, it's happened to them". "I don't know what happened really", he told a news conference. "And if you look at his career, since he came here, look how many French caps he got since he's at Arsenal Football Club". "The best way to deal with those things is to keep it as discreet as possible", he said. (more...)
Neshek and the Phillies are reuniting with a two-year deal Neshek and the Phillies are reuniting with a two-year deal
- December 12, 2017

Again, nothing confirmed at the moment but barring something going wrong with a physical this appears to be a done deal. The Phillies dealt the All-Star reliever at last year's trade deadline to Colorado. Neshek pitched in the All Star Game for the second time in his career, with the other coming in 2014 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Clearly, there was enough emotion - and money - involved to warrant a comeback for the veteran pitcher. (more...)
PIA Delivered a Baby Girl-And It's the First Time PIA Delivered a Baby Girl-And It's the First Time
- December 12, 2017

Tajwar said that PIA does not allow women to travel if they are beyond the 27th week of pregnancy adding that there is no mechanism to implement this rule without cooperation by passengers. They were given a go-ahead to travel to Multan . The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday's Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. (more...)
Liverpool tipped to make €90 million bid for Thomas Lemar in January Liverpool tipped to make €90 million bid for Thomas Lemar in January
- December 12, 2017

Liverpool's London-based rival for the Top 4 ponied up an impressive £92 million for the young French worldwide after a £75 million Liverpool offer was rejected. The Chilean has been a crucial player under Arsene Wenger, but Lemar , who bagged nine goals and 10 assists in Monaco's title-winning 2016/17 season, could certainly fill his boots. (more...)
Champion Horn 'a dirty' fighter, Corcoran taunts Champion Horn 'a dirty' fighter, Corcoran taunts
- December 12, 2017

Manny Pacquiao lost to part-time teacher Jeff Horn last time out What time does it start? A titter of laughter went around the packed press conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre , the venue for tomorrow night's fight, before 73-year-old Buffer went on, seemingly unflustered as always. (more...)
Hornets forward Zeller sidelined for knee surgery Hornets forward Zeller sidelined for knee surgery
- December 12, 2017

He is expected to be out for six weeks. Zeller went down with the injury after he landed awkwardly under the basket late in the third quarter of their 101-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The team just welcomed the return of Nicolas Batum early last month, as well as Kemba Walker last week, after missing a couple of games because of a shoulder injury. (more...)
Daniel Sturridge strongly considering offers from La Liga duo Daniel Sturridge strongly considering offers from La Liga duo
- December 12, 2017

Daniel Sturridge may seek a move overseas in the new year, with the Liverpool striker seeking regular first team football ahead of next summer's World Cup. The report claims that, despite his poor fitness record, Liverpool would want a considerable fee, though both Betis and Valencia are hoping the Reds may consider allowing him to leave on loan. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur handed tough Juventus draw in Champions League last 16 Tottenham Hotspur handed tough Juventus draw in Champions League last 16
- December 12, 2017

Spurs will travel to Turin where they will face the Italian giants at the Allianz Stadium . Juventus finished second in Group D, narrowly losing out to Barcelona who topped the group. " Juventus have everything to eliminate Tottenham and go to the quarter-finals". Although the two sides have never faced each other in a competitive tie, Mauricio Pochettino's side hosted the Bianconeri in a pre-season friendly back in August. (more...)
The Champions League Round Of 16 Draw Is So Good The Champions League Round Of 16 Draw Is So Good
- December 12, 2017

Then we have Real Madrid-PSG, arguably the best and definitely the most star-studded matchup of the round. Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that his club will relish the task of taking on Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League . (more...)
Thunder Fall to Hornets at Home Thunder Fall to Hornets at Home
- December 12, 2017

Kemba Walker added 17 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 17. He puts so much pressure on your defense and he makes big plays. "For us to come back and keep our composure and get the lead back up was definitely gratifying". With the halftime score knotted at 52 points apiece, the Hornets erupted in the third quarter by outscoring the Thunder, 40-22, to open up an 18-point lead heading into the fourth. (more...)
Rugby Australia name Raelene Castle as new chief executive Rugby Australia name Raelene Castle as new chief executive
- December 12, 2017

Raelene Castle spent six years at the helm of Netball New Zealand before being named the first female chief executive in NRL history when she joined the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2013. "But it's about building the relationships with the states and the franchises, and making sure we recognise that rugby is an important game right across the country and getting out and about and meeting some of the rugby people and rugby community". (more...)
Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins
- December 12, 2017

The Patriots entered the game with a 20-5 record in games without Gronkowski, though in the past having receiver Julian Edelman helped soften that blow. The Patriots are 40-11 after a loss since 2001 under Belichick. We just weren't really good enough in any area, consistent enough in any area to win the game. (more...)
Las Cruces' Baeza is Player of the Year Las Cruces' Baeza is Player of the Year
- December 12, 2017

In five postseason games alone, he scored 19 touchdowns and helped the Huskies capture the Class 5A state championship by finding the end zone six times and rushing for more than 200 yards against Elk River. Recent winners include Leonard Fournette (St. Augustine, 2012 and 2013), Deshawn Capers Smith (Warren Easton, 2014), Lindsey Scott (Zachary, 2015) and Keytaon Thompson (Landry-Walker, 2016). (more...)
Nation's No. 38 player Trey Hill announces his commitment to Georgia Nation's No. 38 player Trey Hill announces his commitment to Georgia
- December 12, 2017

The Bulldogs are trying to build on their SEC championship and College Football Playoff berth moving forward, and adding a bruising offensive lineman like Hill is a good start. Now, he could be protecting Fromm from defenders, just as he did when Fromm was back in high school. "At 6'3 ½" and 346 pounds, he's a mountain of a man. (more...)