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Lowry triple-double sparks Raptors past Nets Lowry triple-double sparks Raptors past Nets
- December 17, 2017

He is averaging 9.7 points and a team-high 3.8 assists. After four straight wins, the Indiana Pacers (16-13) ended their six-game home stand with back-to-back losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons . "And no matter if you make or miss shots, the game will come to you and you'll find a way to grind it out". The Raptors are 11th in the National Basketball Association in assists per game, compared with being last a year ago and they are seventh in potential assists. (more...)
Vikings Missing 2 Offensive Starts Against Cincinnati Vikings Missing 2 Offensive Starts Against Cincinnati
- December 17, 2017

Tight end Kyle Rudolph is dealing with a sore ankle. On Friday , the Vikings placed tight end Blake Bell on injured reserve with a shoulder issue and signed tight end Kyle Carter off the practice squad. Minnesota is confident in Morgan picking up Rudolph's duties. So as of Saturday afternoon, Carter and Morgan are the only tight ends the Vikings know they will have available against Cincinnati. (more...)
Pats' Hogan unlikely to play Sunday Pats' Hogan unlikely to play Sunday
- December 17, 2017

Now on the wide receiver depth chart the Patriots have Brandin Cooks , Hogan, Danny Amendola , Phillip Dorsett and Britt. With Chris Hogan (shoulder) not expected to play, Britt will be active less than a week after signing with New England. (more...)
Investors Buy Air Products & Chemicals (APD) on Weakness
- December 17, 2017

Taurus Asset Management Llc increased Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) stake by 47.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 908 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the period. (more...)
Former Brazil star Kaka announces retirement Former Brazil star Kaka announces retirement
- December 17, 2017

On his Twitter feed, devout Christian Kaka , who was part of Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning team, wrote: "Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. All in all, he turned out 44 times for the American club but he spent part of his first term on loan at Sao Paulo in 2014. He will most fondly be remembered for his scintillating performances at AC Milan which saw him reach the pinnacle of world football. (more...)
National Football League taking over investigation into allegations against Panthers' Jerry Richardson
- December 17, 2017

The team did not give any details about the allegations. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on "Game Day Morning" on Sunday that the Panthers asked the league to take over. He appears to be cooperating with the investigation and the team released the following statement on Friday, according to a team of reporters from the Charlotte Observer . (more...)
Everton 3/4 to beat Swansea in Monday's Premier League clash Everton 3/4 to beat Swansea in Monday's Premier League clash
- December 17, 2017

The Goodison Park club have enjoyed a recent resurgence to climb to 10th in the table . "I'm not expecting any complacency", the Everton boss told Sky Sports News . Allardyce believes Swansea's woes this season have not been helped by the departure of Fernando Llorente to Tottenham. "I think Paul (Clement) did an unbelievable job at Swansea when he came in past year", said Allardyce. (more...)
Hamsik equals Maradona's Napoli record of 115 goals Hamsik equals Maradona's Napoli record of 115 goals
- December 17, 2017

Club captain Hamsik joined Napoli from Brescia in 2007 and has won two Coppe Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana in his time at the San Paolo. Kalidou Koulibaly was on target as Napoli returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Torino in Saturday's Serie A encounter. (more...)
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins 2017: Preview, odds, prediction for Week 15 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins 2017: Preview, odds, prediction for Week 15
- December 17, 2017

He probably won't get that first experience on Sunday. The forecast doesn't call for snow , but the temperature at kickoff is predicted to be 25 degrees, with an 18-degree wind-chill reading. He took advantage of the opportunities. Against New England on Monday night, Drake caught five passes for 79 yards. If Taylor refuses to target him in those scenarios like what we saw against New Orleans, then we could be looking at a fairly silent game from Benjamin yet again. (more...)
Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends
- December 17, 2017

The picture, shared by Hearts, was captioned: "All smiles from the big man!" Brendan Rodgers' side faced Hearts looking to extend their run to 70 games. The Bhoys are now two points clear of second-placed Aberdeen but Brendan Rodgers' side have two games in hand over Derk McInnes's men. Celtic next take on Partick Thistle on Wednesday night, with kick-off at 7.45pm - before a massive top-of-the-table showdown with the Dons on Saturday. (more...)
Sherra Wright, ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright, arrested in California Sherra Wright, ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright, arrested in California
- December 17, 2017

He was shot multiple times. Investigators were not able to nail down any leads until a gun police believed was involved in Wright's death was found this November in the case that had been long-cold. Wright said "99.99 percent" of the book, including graphic scenes of domestic battles and one in which the book's heroine catches the basketball star in bed with another woman, are true stories from her life with Wright. (more...)
LeBron triple-double powers Cavs past Jazz LeBron triple-double powers Cavs past Jazz
- December 17, 2017

With the increasing salary cap, young stars could see their income hit that mark even sooner than James, despite the extra season they are held out of the league relative to his career. "Once he sees I'm about to take off he might move out of the way", he added. Despite his success, James has remained humble and said he is just happy to hear his name in the same sentence as the Hall of Famers he's surpassed. (more...)
After 364 days, Sunderland have finally won a game at home After 364 days, Sunderland have finally won a game at home
- December 17, 2017

Will Fulham inflict more pain on Sunderland? Chris Coleman praised the impact of young duo Josh Maja and Joel Asoro as Sunderland secured their first home win of the year against Fulham this afternoon. His replacement, Simon Grayson, was sacked after just 18 games in charge, the side winning just one of them and rooted in a relegation dogfight. It is good to get rid of an unwanted record, a fantastic three points. (more...)
Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Premier League highlights and recap Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Premier League highlights and recap
- December 17, 2017

City are now 21 points clear of Tottenham, but Guardiola was full of praise fro Maurcio Pochettino's side - a team they failed to beat either home or away in his first season at the club. Sterling did not suffer any injuries, the newspaper added. "I have been through tough times so especially games like today where you are able to improve your self-confidence are very important". (more...)
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Raises Position in JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)
- December 17, 2017

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since December 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 13.33% the S&P500. Finally, Imperial Capital reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of JetBlue Airways in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. (more...)
India's medal count at 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships swells to 20 India's medal count at 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships swells to 20
- December 17, 2017

The male team that won gold medal included Haryana's Rajender Kumar in 55 kg, Manish in 60 kg, while Naveen won gold in 130 kg. Kavita won bronze in 76 kg, and Manu Tomar in 72 kg. He along with the other wrestlers will compete in the freestyle competitions to be held on Sunday (tomorrow).On Saturday (today) weigh-in for the freestyle slots will be conducted. (more...)
Olympic officials receive 'valuable intelligence' in Russian cheating scandal Olympic officials receive 'valuable intelligence' in Russian cheating scandal
- December 17, 2017

Russia has been banned from next year's Winter Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee has said Russian athletes would still be able to compete under a neutral flag. "We will be forced to help our athletes to stand up for their honour and dignity in civil courts", he said. If they lose, they could appeal to a Swiss federal tribunal and finally the European Court of Human Rights. (more...)
Sterling 'kicked and racially abused' before Spurs win Sterling 'kicked and racially abused' before Spurs win
- December 17, 2017

The footballer was allegedly called a "n*****' by a man who appeared to be waiting for him at the players" entrance. City's top goalscorer didn't suffer any injuries in the alleged attack. The Telegraph report that the scenes were caught on CCTV, and that the matter could be referred to Greater Manchester Police. Sterling went on to score twice in City's 4-1 victory over Tottenham and the alleged incident was not mentioned in manager Pep Guardiola's post-match press conference. (more...)
Dumba's 2 goals not enough as Wild fall 3-2 to Oilers Dumba's 2 goals not enough as Wild fall 3-2 to Oilers
- December 17, 2017

The Wild were 0-for-4 on the power play and have scored just once in 19 chances over the past nine games. After a scoreless first period, Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a shorthanded goal midway through the second period to give his team the lead. (more...)
Guardiola hails 'humble' City after Spurs rout Guardiola hails 'humble' City after Spurs rout
- December 17, 2017

He put the game to bed with yet another sublime left-footed strike finish that left Hugo Lloris helpless between the sticks. "Kevin is one of the most talented players and you see how he runs without the ball", said the City manager. Guardiola's side surged 14 points clear at the top as Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne scored before Raheem Sterling's late brace capped their latest breathtaking display. (more...)
Van Dijk 'really good' but Conte avoids talk of Chelsea interest Van Dijk 'really good' but Conte avoids talk of Chelsea interest
- December 17, 2017

The Reds are one of a number of clubs understood to still be monitoring Van Dijk and, while Pellegrino is hopeful of keeping his "best player" at the club, he admitted that the situation is ultimately out of his control. "As you know very well, I don't like to talk about other players of the other team", Conte told reporters at a news conference. The Dutchman was targeted by the Premier League champions and Liverpool in the summer, but Southampton stood firm and refused to sell the ... (more...)
Southampton slips to defeat at Chelsea Southampton slips to defeat at Chelsea
- December 17, 2017

While Chelsea supporters will have high hopes of seeing goals from Hazard and Morata, not forgetting the equally capable supporting cast of Willian and Pedro , who both found the net against Huddersfield, Conte ever the pragmatist advised that he had sensed his team could suffer against Southampton and that they must pay great attention. (more...)
Jayhawks End Two Game Slide With A 73- 72 Victory In Nebraska Jayhawks End Two Game Slide With A 73- 72 Victory In Nebraska
- December 17, 2017

Tim's group played very, very well". Azubuike had a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (8-2), who got all they wanted from a determined Nebraska team playing in front of a sellout crowd that stayed after to watch the Huskers' volleyball team play in the national championship match on the arena big screens. (more...)
Lemieux strips bare to make the minimize for Saunders struggle Lemieux strips bare to make the minimize for Saunders struggle
- December 17, 2017

The WBO middleweight title fight tonight at the Bell Center in Laval, Quebec, Canada, was a rare specimen, a true "pick-'em" contest on the books of United Kingdom bookmakers. A southpaw and counter-puncher, Saunders is notorious for his trash-talking and his willingness to try to win on points. Lemieux, meanwhile, claimed to have injured his left hand in the second round, but lacked humility - and indeed a grasp on reality - when he refused to credit Saunders for his victory. (more...)
West Brom boss Alan Pardew: Liverpool point can be launching pad West Brom boss Alan Pardew: Liverpool point can be launching pad
- December 17, 2017

The linesman had spotted the ball had gone in off the youngster's arm, capping a frustrating night which saw Liverpool drop two points at home for the second time in four days, meaning they could not regain their top-four spot. He added: "We'll make this clear, I'm going to give you no clues about what I'm going to do". It is criticism and praise, it helps me a lot. Klopp restored Firmino and Coutinho to the lineup and started with a 4-4-2 formation, which he later switched to a 4-3-3 ... (more...)
JMU football headed back to Frisco JMU football headed back to Frisco
- December 17, 2017

As a unit, JMU's defense forced 10 turnovers - a Division-I record and the most it's amassed since it pulled down nine passes in 1974 when JMU was a Division-III program. SDSU forced a punt, but on the ensuing series Christion fumbled as he was trying to throw, and JMU fell on it at the 5-yard line. End Darrious Carter caused a pair of fumbles in the odd first quarter (six turnovers, total), during which JMU's Jimmy Moreland had a pair of interceptions. (more...)
World Cup downhill training cancelled after overnight snow
- December 17, 2017

Vonn is arguably the best-known member of the US Winter Olympic team, having won four World Cup overall titles as well as Olympic downhill gold at the 2010 Games. She had no idea about podium protocol, so asked Vonn and Goggia for help. It was her first win of a hard season so far, one marred by a crash and a recent back injury, and it brought both of them to tears. (more...)
Picking & Grinning: UFC on Fox 26 'Lawler vs. dos Anjos' Picking & Grinning: UFC on Fox 26 'Lawler vs. dos Anjos'
- December 17, 2017

UFC president Dana White has said that the victor is likely next for current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Dos Anjos tried a takedown early in the third round but could not capitalise and Lawler continued to land some significant strikes before Dos Anjos struck back and took Lawler down with an elbow before landing some big shots as his opponent lay on the canvas only for the buzzer to save the American. (more...)
Grambling meets North Carolina A&T in HBCU National Championship Grambling meets North Carolina A&T in HBCU National Championship
- December 17, 2017

Grambling was trying to win its second straight Celebration Bowl and finish off its season undefeated against FCS competition. After a season-opening loss to Tulane, the Tigers have ripped off 11 consecutive wins, most recently taking down the seven-win Southern Jaguars and Alcorn State Braves. (more...)
West Brom vs Manchester United 17 December 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions
- December 17, 2017

West Brom wingers Matt Phillips and Nacer Chadli could feature after respective hamstring and hip problems. Paul Pogba serves the last of his three-game suspension for his red card against Arsenal, therefore Ander Herrera should play alongside Nemanja Matic , who despite a niggling injury may play the game . (more...)