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CAF announced final shortlists for Best of the Year awards CAF announced final shortlists for Best of the Year awards
- December 20, 2017

The Gabon frontman scored 31 goals in 32 top flight fixtures last term, and already has 13 in 15 this term. Bertrand Traore , Denis Onyango , Karim El Ahmadi , Keita Balde , Vincent Aboubakar and Yacine Brahimi were some of the players cut from the 11-man shortlist. (more...)
Trinity United Church Hosting Christmas Eve Service Trinity United Church Hosting Christmas Eve Service
- December 20, 2017

The Family Service with Eucharist will be at 6 p.m.in the sanctuary with the Christmas Pageant. The Choral Festival Eucharist "Midnight Mass " will begin at 11 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The Christmas Eve communion service will be at 7 p.m. Wilkesboro Presbyterian Chapel, located at East Main Street, Wilkesboro, will have a Christmas Eve service at 10 a.m. (more...)
Montreal Formula E race cancelled for 2018 Montreal Formula E race cancelled for 2018
- December 20, 2017

Montreal's mayor has made a decision to cancel the controversial Formula E race. "I don't think the Montreal lawsuit will affect our plan for next season as we are in negotiation with the government for another year of Formula E racing in Hong Kong", said Yu. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar Named Halftime Performer for College Football Finale Kendrick Lamar Named Halftime Performer for College Football Finale
- December 20, 2017

Lamar's connection with the sports world was on full display last night (Dec. 18) when he performed at a special VIP pre-party before Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony with the L.A. Seven-time Grammy Award victor Kendrick Lamar will perform during halftime at the College Football Playoff national championship game in Atlanta on January 8. (more...)
NBA World Championship NBA World Championship
- December 20, 2017

The Jr NBA World Championship will feature boys and girls divisions, each comprising 16 regional champions (eight U.S. and eight worldwide teams). All coaches participating in the Jr. Along with India global teams from Africa and Middle East, Asia Pacific , Canada , China , Europe , Mexico and South America will also take part in the tournament. (more...)
Maple Leafs kick off new century with blowout win over Hurricanes Maple Leafs kick off new century with blowout win over Hurricanes
- December 20, 2017

This afternoon the Maple Leafs will host the "Next Century Game" an unusual weekday afternoon game today - Tuesday, December 19th against the historic Carolina Hurricanes. He got his seventh goal of the season to put Toronto up by a score of 4-1 after the first 20 minutes. Marner had been struggling with consistency in the weeks prior, but this was the kind of breakout performance that should do wonders for his confidence in the weeks and games ahead. (more...)
Korea, US could review postponing military drills before Olympics Korea, US could review postponing military drills before Olympics
- December 20, 2017

After the launch of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, reportedly capable of traveling some 8,000 miles and reaching Washington DC., the United States and South Korea held massive military war games, which simulated a real life response to a hypothetical attack by North Korea earlier in December. (more...)
Phil Babb: Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's greatest asset at the moment Phil Babb: Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's greatest asset at the moment
- December 20, 2017

But the awards ceremony will seriously hamper the Reds' preparation for their cup tie with the Merseyside neighbours because it will take place in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, January 4. Injury and fitness permitting, will Jurgen Klopp field either men on the night of January 5th? Salah and Mane are both nominated for the main award, African Player of the Year , along with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (more...)
Van Jefferson transferring to Florida Van Jefferson transferring to Florida
- December 20, 2017

He scored one touchdown. Jefferson had 87 receptions for 967 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the Rebels. Due to the Ole Miss sanctions, Jefferson is immediately eligible to play for the Gators in the 2018 season. His father is now the wide receiver coach for the Miami Dolphins. "Obviously he lives in the household and has grown up working with an National Football League wide receivers coach who was a great player in his own right at Central Florida and then in the National ... (more...)
John Wall double-doubles Sunday in Wizards' loss to Cavaliers John Wall double-doubles Sunday in Wizards' loss to Cavaliers
- December 20, 2017

The Wizards defended the paint well in the first half overall, holding the Cavs to 10-of-21 shooting in the paint and out-rebounding them 29-17. Kelly Oubre Jr. On the road, New Orleans is 9-6 ATS with 9 overs and 6 unders. Washington is 13-1 when they allow less than 100 points, while New Orleans is 4-0. (more...)
'Moneyball' pioneer Billy Beane among investors as consortium completes Barnsley takeover 'Moneyball' pioneer Billy Beane among investors as consortium completes Barnsley takeover
- December 20, 2017

With Barnsley now under new ownership and a return to the top flight for the first time since 1997/98 surely the target, the next few months could be one hell of a ride. "We are delighted to further announce that Mr Lee, Mr Conway and Ms Hung joined the Reds in the directors' box at Griffin Park on Saturday, showing their support to Paul Heckingbottom and his players". (more...)
West Brom 1-2 Manchester United West Brom 1-2 Manchester United
- December 20, 2017

We'll concentrate on the next game ahead and see where we are at the end of the season. The report comes as other speculation in the British media links Manchester United with a surprise move to try and re-sign the player they let leave Old Trafford two and a half years ago. (more...)
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...)

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