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San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard's return creates a new threat out West San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard's return creates a new threat out West
- December 13, 2017

It doesn't help that the Spurs are playing undoubtedly their best stretch of basketball this season, having won 10 of their past 12 games that includes wins over the Celtics and Detroit Pistons, two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. (more...)
Ball leads Lakers into clash with Knicks Ball leads Lakers into clash with Knicks
- December 13, 2017

Notes: Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina had a positive showing with 13 points, five assists and five rebounds off the bench, and his contributions played a factor in the final outcome. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 24 points. They led by two when Kuzma, Randle and Clarkson checked in with 2:34 left in first quarter. Ball spoke about how excited he was to be playing there and he put on a show on the court. (more...)
Hislop explains the reason behind West Ham's victory over Chelsea Hislop explains the reason behind West Ham's victory over Chelsea
- December 13, 2017

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late equaliser at Saint Mary but Ramsey did not come through the game unscathed. Santi Cazorla is the only other injury absentee with his long-term achilles issue. Moyes, who believes the January transfer window is vital if West Ham are to climb away from relegation trouble, said: " Jack Wilshere would be someone who we'd have to look at if he was available. (more...)
Cubs sign Drew Smyly to a two-year, $10 million contract Cubs sign Drew Smyly to a two-year, $10 million contract
- December 13, 2017

Morrow pitches in the World Series against the Astros. Smyly pitched for Tampa from 2014-2016 which obviously means he is familiar to both Joe Maddon and new pitching coach Jim Hickey . "We're excited to have him". The Cubs took their first major step toward addressing their pitching staff Thursday by signing starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to a three-year, $38 million contract. (more...)
Spurs defender Alderweireld out until February Spurs defender Alderweireld out until February
- December 13, 2017

The Argentine manager faced the press ahead of Tottenham's midweek clash at Wembley against newly-promoted Brighton . As long-term injury sufferers, Victor Wanyama and Eric Lamela have finally both returned to training - Spurs are hit with some worrying injury news. (more...)
Baltimore Orioles: Manny Machado could be on a different team in 2018
- December 13, 2017

Louis. Plus, the Yankees could not acquire Machado, add more starting pitching and keep under the $197 million luxury as vowed with Machado, unless Jacoby Ellsbury was in a trade back to the Orioles, and Ellsbury nearly certainly would not waive his no-trade for Baltimore. (more...)
Patriots to sign Kenny Britt Patriots to sign Kenny Britt
- December 13, 2017

ESPN's Field Yates reported Tuesday afternoon that the Patriots are nearing a deal with veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt . New England now has three former Rutgers players - Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon and Jonathan Freeney - on its active roster. (more...)
Yankees trade for Giancarlo Stanton brings odd response from Bill Madden Yankees trade for Giancarlo Stanton brings odd response from Bill Madden
- December 13, 2017

Stanton said he is optimistic about his future with the Yankees - who reached the American League Championship Series in 2017 - during his introductory news conference. Those teams were joined by the Dodgers, who may have been Stanton's preferred destination given the hometown connection, but hadn't done much in terms of publicly making any desire to make a deal and seemed willing to wait and see what developed on the market. (more...)
Yankees trade Mitchell, Headley to Padres Yankees trade Mitchell, Headley to Padres
- December 13, 2017

The 33-year-old switch hitter batted.273 with 12 home runs and 61 RBIs in 147 games last season. Headley was owed $13 million in the final year of his deal in 2018, but the trade now gives the Yankees more financial flexibility. Rosenthal went on to report that San Diego will pick up the third baseman's entire contract. "We're working real hard at it", new manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday. (more...)
No backlash aimed at Benteke - Crystal Palace's Schlupp No backlash aimed at Benteke - Crystal Palace's Schlupp
- December 13, 2017

Cleverley was shown a second yellow in the 87th minute but there was still enough of the game left for it to give Palace the lift they so badly needed. "We've got an terrible long way to go but we are making a fist of it". "The goals we're scoring are often well-worked and Wilfried Zaha is often the man behind them, so we're delighted with his contribution". (more...)
Frost appears at Peach Bowl press conference Frost appears at Peach Bowl press conference
- December 13, 2017

Frost is taking seven UCF assistant coaches with him to his new head-coaching job. It took seconds for Scott Frost to dump the past 10 days worth of questions about his role in the Peach Bowl. "There's some unusual circumstances surrounding this, but we're going to handle this the same way that we would handle any bowl game of this type", Frost said. (more...)
Burnley go fourth with 1-0 victory over Stoke Burnley go fourth with 1-0 victory over Stoke
- December 13, 2017

It was a fourth defeat in five Premier League matches for Stoke, but Hughes does not believe that his side should have lost the game , calling the performance of his side "magnificent". Gudmundsson's far-post free-kick was narrowly missed by Kevin Long and Tarkowski while Kevin Wimmer , on for the injured Zouma, served a poor clearance straight to Steven Defour whose long shot might have stung Butland's hands but did little else. (more...)
Steelers place Ryan Shazier on IR Steelers place Ryan Shazier on IR
- December 13, 2017

After spending an extra day at UCMC, Shazier was transferred to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he underwent spinal stabilization surgery on December 6. The team carried his jersey onto the field before their game against the Ravens Sunday and some players wore cleats with #Shalieve on them. "We know his spirit and positive outlook will help him to continue in his recovery, as well as serve as an inspiration to our team". (more...)
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...)

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