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Packers put Aaron Rodgers back on IR Packers put Aaron Rodgers back on IR
- December 20, 2017

While Rodgers did show signs of rust throughout the game, he wasn't helped out by his teammates. And then again Rodgers's underthrown ball cost the team, this time later in the quarter. Davante Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on an interception return by Colin Jones. On the opening drive, the Green Bay Packers linebacker identified a red-zone formation he recognized. (more...)
Rangers pitcher suffers offseason's first freakish injury after 'incident with a bull' Rangers pitcher suffers offseason's first freakish injury after 'incident with a bull'
- December 20, 2017

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels tells 105.3 The Fan that Perez was on his farm in Venezuela, in a 'pen or wherever they keep animals, ' and a bull moved towards him. "Dr. Diliberti removed the fragmented pieces and replaced the radial head". Perez had surgery Monday in Dallas and is expected to start throwing in about a month. (more...)
Penguins Acquire Goalie Michael Leighton In Trade With Coyotes Penguins Acquire Goalie Michael Leighton In Trade With Coyotes
- December 20, 2017

Last season was the first year Oleksiak saw more than 36 games up at the National Hockey League level, as he appeared in a career-high 41 contests. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. (more...)
Real Madrid in 'advanced negotiations' for Hazard Real Madrid in 'advanced negotiations' for Hazard
- December 20, 2017

Spanish media outlet Diario Gol now claims that the European champions are already in advanced talks with Hazard over a potential switch, although any move is unlikely to take place before next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. And that could be good news for Manchester City, who are reportedly tracking the situation and will made a swoop for Asensio should the deal go through. (more...)
Darvish meets with Cubs brass, chances of reunion with Rangers dwindling
- December 19, 2017

After ugly two ugly starts in the World Series against Houston, the Astros said they took advantage of Darvish tipping his pitches. Twins general manager Thad Levine - the Rangers' assistant general manager when Texas signed Darvish - have called Darvish "a priority" for them this winter. (more...)
Rex Burkhead Ruled Out vs. Steelers After Suffering Knee Injury Rex Burkhead Ruled Out vs. Steelers After Suffering Knee Injury
- December 19, 2017

When the announcement comes down that quickly that a player is out, it's typically an indication that he's dealing with something serious. After leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Burkhead was diagnosed with just a knee sprain after his MRI on Monday. (more...)
Former Wimbledon champion to return to WTA Tour — Marion Bartoli Former Wimbledon champion to return to WTA Tour — Marion Bartoli
- December 19, 2017

She says she's looking forward to being on the court again in Paris but also for the Fed Cup and Wimbledon. I am so looking forward to see you again during my matches and share some unbelievable emotions with you. A victor of eight WTA titles in her career, Bartoli reached a career high of No 7 in the world in both 2012 and 2013. She ended the year inside the world's Top 20 for eight straight seasons from 2006 through 2013. (more...)
Conte rails against Chelsea exit rumours Conte rails against Chelsea exit rumours
- December 19, 2017

Conte described the Carabao Cup as one of the competitions Chelsea are prioritising which will help give other players in his team a chance to play. These players are the future for Chelsea . Sterling is a really good player, Odoi won the [Under-20] World Cup and Ampadu played the last game [in this competition] against Everton . (more...)
Arsenal to rebuff Man Utd January bid to signal Mesut Ozil Arsenal to rebuff Man Utd January bid to signal Mesut Ozil
- December 19, 2017

There is talk of interest from Barcelona and Manchester United , but there has continually been speculation about a possible deal to stay with Arsenal . "Yes, certainly", he replied when asked if Ozil was now in his best run of form for Arsenal . Ozil now has three goals and five assists in all competitions for the Gunners this season. (more...)
Manchester United 'willing to sell' Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Borussia Dortmund interested Manchester United 'willing to sell' Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Borussia Dortmund interested
- December 19, 2017

The Independent says Dortmund have shown the strongest interest in signing the Armenia worldwide, whom they sold to United for £30m ($40m) in July 2016. "If a player is not happy, if a player brings with him the request with the number that we consider a good number for us, like it happened with Memphis [Depay] and Morgan [Schneiderlin], I would never say no". (more...)
Pittsburgh's New England misery continues as Steelers crumble at the goal line Pittsburgh's New England misery continues as Steelers crumble at the goal line
- December 19, 2017

The Patriots' experience surely matters. In the team's eight-game win streak they allowed 11.9 - the lowest mark in the league over that span. For those reasons, the players recognize and appreciate Bill Belichick's dedication to situational football in practice. (more...)
NFC playoff picture: Falcons sitting pretty ahead of Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys NFC playoff picture: Falcons sitting pretty ahead of Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys
- December 19, 2017

There's another great slate this week and here is an early look at the top matchups. Our model, not surprisingly, favors the Ravens and projects them to finish the 2017 season with 10 wins, enough to move them into one of the two wild-card spots. (more...)
Mauricio Pellegrino wants to keep Virgil van Dijk at St Mary's Mauricio Pellegrino wants to keep Virgil van Dijk at St Mary's
- December 19, 2017

However, it still leaves them third, 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester City , who have won a record 16 successive league matches. "Time is moving on and Manchester City are continuing to win, this is the problem", Conte added. "Arsenal the same. Chelsea he makes their squad better". And now, Manchester United appear ready to outline their own desire to sign Van Dijk. (more...)
Leicester boss Puel has unfinished business in League Cup Leicester boss Puel has unfinished business in League Cup
- December 19, 2017

However, Guardiola has turned City into a dominant force in the Premier League and according to The Mirror , the club's hierarchy are ready to hand the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach fresh terms. Paul Pogba's suspension has culminated after United played three Premier League games without him. One of those 16 straight wins came at the King Power Stadium back in November, with the Blues winning 2-0 thanks to a very dominant performance from start to finish. (more...)
FAU coach Lane Kiffin signs a 10-year extension FAU coach Lane Kiffin signs a 10-year extension
- December 19, 2017

FAU averages nearly 40 points per game. The MAC title game didn't go much differently. And 2017 has not been a senior season to remember for him. OUR PREDICTION: Over. Many went ahead and wrote Lane Kiffin and his team off, but this team responded. FAU live stream , start time , betting odds and TV information for the 2017 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl. (more...)
Giroud waiting on right offer to leave Arsenal in January, admits agent Giroud waiting on right offer to leave Arsenal in January, admits agent
- December 19, 2017

Ozil was the star of the show as he scored Arsenal's victor in their 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at The Emirates in the Premier League on Saturday. "But at the moment it is very hard to say". "Look at the way Ozil's playing". And asked if this was the best he has seen of Ozil in his four years at the Emirates, boss Wenger replied: "Yes". (more...)
How College GameDay made Buckeyes stop recruiting 5-star How College GameDay made Buckeyes stop recruiting 5-star
- December 19, 2017

The violations, which involve ESPN's College GameDay, are only part of the equation when it comes to OSU's halted recruitment of Parsons, but they are another example of how intricate some NCAA recruiting rules can be. Plus, recruits are allowed to speak with former team members during their official visits but not "members of the media associated with former student-athletes". (more...)
Islander's win bid to build new arena at Belmont Park, report says Islander's win bid to build new arena at Belmont Park, report says
- December 19, 2017

Proposals were submitted to Empire State Development , the state's primary business development agency, before its September 28 deadline. The latter property is primarily a parking lot that, aside from Belmont Stakes Day, is largely used to house cars for auto dealerships. (more...)
What's Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) Upside After Touching 52-Week High? What's Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) Upside After Touching 52-Week High?
- December 19, 2017

The stock of The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) earned "Underperform" rating by Longbow on Monday, December 12. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, May 22 by Longbow. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC). Numeric Investors Ltd Com stated it has 55,200 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. (more...)
Honda Insight returning as a premium hybrid sedan Honda Insight returning as a premium hybrid sedan
- December 19, 2017

Neither was a sales success, and both have since been discontinued. Where previous hybrids have been compromised by their electrification, the new Insight will be "a great auto in its own right, independent of what's happening under the hood", said Honda's American boss, Henio Arcangeli. (more...)
MLS To Make 'Important Announcement' In Nashville On Wednesday MLS To Make 'Important Announcement' In Nashville On Wednesday
- December 19, 2017

The event was set for 4 p.m. and will feature MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Mayor Megan Barry, Governor Bill Haslam and John R. Ingram with Nashville Soccer Holdings LLC. In June, FCC upset two MLS teams - the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire - in the U.S. Open Cup. Berding said FC Cincinnati based its pitch on the club's remarkable attendance in its first two years, its plan to build and fund a soccer stadium in Oakley, and its strong ownership group. (more...)
Is Summit Redstone Partners Positive On Shares of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)?
- December 19, 2017

Its down 0.01, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) by 18.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
Buccaneers' OJ Howard (ankle) out for remainder of Monday's game Buccaneers' OJ Howard (ankle) out for remainder of Monday's game
- December 19, 2017

But Freeman ran 32 yards for a touchdown with 7:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, boosting the Falcons back in front 24-14. Not having David on the field will be significant for Tampa Bay, as he is not only the Buccaneers' leading tackler with 84 stops on the year but also leads the National Football League with five fumble recoveries. (more...)
Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving referee to win penalty Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving referee to win penalty
- December 19, 2017

Should West Ham fail in overturning the charge, Lanzini would miss the showdown with the Gunners, as well as this weekend's Premier League clash with Newcastle United. "I think it's unusual that three people on Sunday thought it was a penalty and three people today think it probably wasn't". Everton striker Oumar Niasse was banned for two games following a similar incident against Crystal Palace last month. (more...)
Suarez: Both Griezmann And Coutinho Are Elite Suarez: Both Griezmann And Coutinho Are Elite
- December 19, 2017

Suarez's team-mate Andres Iniesta also recently waxed lyrical over Coutinho, saying he would be an "important reinforcement" for Ernesto Valverde's side . "They are where they are for a reason". "He's not a fixed No. 9. I try to enjoy the moment, I like to play football and every time I go on the pitch I try my best". (more...)
Lee to return for playoffs Lee to return for playoffs
- December 19, 2017

This is another setback for Lee after he was carted off with a leg injury during a preseason practice and is particularly hard because Allen Robinson is already out for the year after tearing his ACL. Of course, an absence for Week 16 in San Francisco is still quite possible, potentially leaving Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole to serve as Jacksonville's top wide receivers against a vulnerable 49ers secondary. (more...)
Spurs topple depleted Clippers, 109-91: Recap, highlights, and more Spurs topple depleted Clippers, 109-91: Recap, highlights, and more
- December 19, 2017

In his absence Monday, expect Austin Rivers (concussion), Milos Teodosic, Jawun Evans, C.J. Williams and Sindarius Thornwell to handle most of the backcourt workload. "It's going to come, slowly but surely, but I'm just happy to be out there and just play". He shot 1 for 7 from the field while finishing with seven points. (more...)
Ligue 1 star named Premier League duo among 'dream' clubs Ligue 1 star named Premier League duo among 'dream' clubs
- December 19, 2017

Lyon forward, Nabil Fekir has named Arsenal as one of the five clubs in Europe he would be interested in joining. "I'm touched [by Barcelona showing interest in me] but there is nothing concrete", he said. "I'm not sure what my future holds but La Liga would be a dream destination for me and my career", Fekir continued. "I still have two years of contract, and here I am Lyonnais". (more...)
'Aiyaary'-'Padman' clash does not bother Neeraj Pandey 'Aiyaary'-'Padman' clash does not bother Neeraj Pandey
- December 19, 2017

The film is based on the story of two army officers who have opposite mind sets. In the trailer , Manoj also tries to gauge the meaning of words " Aiyaar " and " Aiyaary " and to him ' Aiyaar' is someone who remains in disguise to fool others. (more...)
Scott Brown insists players will learn from shock defeat Scott Brown insists players will learn from shock defeat
- December 19, 2017

Despite the gruelling fixture list, Celtic captain Brown insists tiredness will not be an issue and welcomed the busy Christmas schedule. The Hearts boss later revealed he had ordered his team to emulate the tactics employed by Anderlecht in their recent 1-0 win at Celtic Park. (more...)