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Horn TKOs Corcoran, Crawford next? Horn TKOs Corcoran, Crawford next?
- December 13, 2017

Horn, who could fight boxing warrior Terence Crawford next in the U.S. in a mouthwatering clash, said: "I knew he was prepared, he talked a smart game, and he definitely pushed me". "Now all I want is a level playing field. It's all the entertainment business, of course". Corcoran got some ground back in the second, landing a right hook on Horn and getting in a series of body blows in a tight round. (more...)
Dhoni beats Pandya, 12 years his junior, in 100-metre race Dhoni beats Pandya, 12 years his junior, in 100-metre race
- December 13, 2017

The wicketkeeper-batsman, on Wednesday, offered further proof of the same as the Indian team performed their warm-up routines ahead of the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. During Sri Lanka's chase, Upul Tharanga blasted 49 off 46 balls with the help of 10 boundaries as the visitors overhauled the target with 29.2 overs to spare. (more...)
Bill O'Brien says he didn't see video of Tom Savage shaking Bill O'Brien says he didn't see video of Tom Savage shaking
- December 13, 2017

No, it was because of the stomach-churning footage of Houston quarterback Tom Savage, who, after being hit by 49ers linebacker Elvis Dumervil , lay stricken, twitching. "They went, they checked him, they came to me, they were not satisfied with his answers to the questions that they were asking him, and they pulled him from the game". (more...)
Man United 'far more boring' under Mourinho, says LVG Man United 'far more boring' under Mourinho, says LVG
- December 13, 2017

Under Van Gaal, United were often pulled up by critics for their unimaginative style of play and plodding, possession-based football that often seemed to stall in attack . "He is not an terrible man. I worked with him and what Mourinho did (taking the United job) is what often happens in football". -The former United manager also called out the club's CEO, Ed Woodward, claiming he refused to communicate openly with him. (more...)
CRÓNICA | Los Tuzos caen en semifinales ante el Gremio CRÓNICA | Los Tuzos caen en semifinales ante el Gremio
- December 13, 2017

Y Everton solucionó el partido. Así mismo, dejó en claro que está más atento a que Pachuca haga bien las cosas a que lo que haga o deje de hacer el campeón de la Copa Libertadores de América. El Club Pachuca persigue el anhelo de hacer historia para el balompié mexicano y de Concacaf en el Mundial de Clubes , por lo que pretenderá llegar a la Final del torneo, meta que ningún equipo nacional ha llegado desde la creación del certamen. (more...)
Chris Froome failed urine test at Vuelta
- December 13, 2017

Froome, who has asthma, said in a statement that his symptoms got worse during the Spanish road race and he upped his dosage, but claims that he stayed within the guidelines. The Vuelta race leader after stage 3, Froome was tested following the conclusion of each stage of the race. "There are complex medical and physiological issues which affect the metabolism and excretion of Salbutamol", he said. (more...)
Tyson Fury Cleared To Box Again By The UKAD Tyson Fury Cleared To Box Again By The UKAD
- December 13, 2017

He has not fought since his stunning world title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, meaning his ban has been served - although Ukad have decided not to disqualify his victory over the Ukranian fighter. Tony Bellew, who must first rematch David Haye live on Sky Sports Box Office on May 5, is also an option for Fury and the pair have exchanged words in the past week. (more...)
Chelsea blame Chelsea blame "tiredness" for West Ham loss; title hopes over?
- December 13, 2017

Despite that we created chances to score but we didn't take them. "Many of the players were exhausted". It's normal. We started our pre-season with the same players, a lot of players are playing nearly always. But Hart's replacement, Spanish keeper Adrian, justified his selection with fine saves from N'Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta. I wasn't surprised he said that "we were done". (more...)
Mike Tomlin turning up the heat on Patriots-Steelers Mike Tomlin turning up the heat on Patriots-Steelers
- December 13, 2017

The betting is going in favor of the Steelers here with 60% backing Pittsburgh and going against the Patriots to cover, and 40% backing New England. Very much look forward to playing them. - The Steelers enter on an eight-game winning streak, their longest regular season winning streak since a franchise-record 16 straight wins from September 26, 2004-Sept. (more...)
Former Penn State RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE Former Penn State RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE
- December 13, 2017

CTE has not been diagnosed in a living person yet - it's only been diagnosed posthumously. Johnson is dealing with anxiety, paranoia, the occasional self-destructive impulse, which are consistent with CTE in past victims. In an interview with the newspaper, he said he can't remember two of the seven seasons he played in the National Football League, and in addition to the memory loss, he battles suicidal thoughts and violent urges. (more...)
Giants sign Hunter Sharp, Damien Mama Giants sign Hunter Sharp, Damien Mama
- December 13, 2017

Mama had been sitting on the Chiefs practice squad for the majority of the regular season after signing with the team as a undrafted free agent . The Giants added two players from the practice squads of other teams, signing wide receiver Hunter Sharp from the Broncos and offensive lineman Damien Mama from the Chiefs. (more...)
Swansea bank on rejuvenated Bony against Man City Swansea bank on rejuvenated Bony against Man City
- December 13, 2017

Here at the Liberty Stadium, this tie should produce over 2.5 goals. The days leading up to the game were accompanied by a familiar drip-drip-drip of jibes - about City's alleged propensity for diving and "tactical fouling" and opposite number Pep Guardiola's right to wear a ribbon in support of Catalan separatists - in a bid to get inside his opponents' heads. (more...)
Ben Duckett suspended for England Lions' remaining matches in Australia Ben Duckett suspended for England Lions' remaining matches in Australia
- December 13, 2017

BEN Duckett's global career is in the last-chance saloon after he was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour of Australia and received a final written warning over his conduct. "For us, we can't worry about what's going on in that side", he said. The timing of the saga is far from ideal with the third Ashes Test starting on Thursday. (more...)
Sabres beat Senators 3-2 with solid second period Sabres beat Senators 3-2 with solid second period
- December 13, 2017

The Sabres scored again just 72 seconds later. Buffalo 5-10-10_25. Kane made it 3-0 with his 14th of the season on a power play with 7:27 left in the second. Karlsson signed a 7yr./$45.5 million contract in June, 2012 and has a no-trade clause this year and next. The Sabres are just 3-11-3 against the Eastern Conference while they're 4-6-3 against the West. (more...)
LeBron James dishes nasty behind-the-back assist LeBron James dishes nasty behind-the-back assist
- December 13, 2017

Their previous season high of 18 3s came against the Hawks on November 30. The 17-assist performance represents the NBA's second-best by anyone in a game this season. The Cavs were without Dwyane Wade, robbing them of the player who has won the spot at backup point guard job while the Cavs are also without Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose. (more...)
Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged Elbow Ligament Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged Elbow Ligament
- December 13, 2017

Ohtani underwent the procedure on October 20 in Tokyo, according to the report. "Although partial damage of UCL in deep layer of his right UCL exists... Based on the readings of those MRIs, there are not signs of acute trauma in the elbow. "We are pleased with the results of the physical and we are very happy to have the player". (more...)
Gary Neville: Romelu Lukaku must get over confidence troubles quickly Gary Neville: Romelu Lukaku must get over confidence troubles quickly
- December 13, 2017

Lukaku was involved in both of City's goals and he has now scored just twice in 14 games. According to Cadena Ser , via The Mirror , Lukaku, who gifted City two goals and spurned a golden chance to level matters late on, was the culprit. (more...)
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...)