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Is Buying Shire Plc Ads (NASDAQ:SHPG) Here Good Idea?
- December 20, 2017

After the latest check-in, company stock is -0.31% off of the 50 day high and 19.53% away from the 50 day low price. About 540,386 shares traded. Shire plc (SHPG ) has the market capitalization of $45.9 Billion. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac decreased Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 23,823 shares to 52,954 valued at $4.26 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Oxford Immunotec Global Plc (NASDAQ:OXFD) by 97,729 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 524,509 shares, and cut ... (more...)
Jadeveon Clowney calls Blake Bortles 'trash' after blowout loss Jadeveon Clowney calls Blake Bortles 'trash' after blowout loss
- December 20, 2017

The team has one of the best defensive units the National Football League has to offer, and yet it seems like the media is not paying any attention to the squad down in Duval. If the 11-point favored Jaguars are going to sweep the Texans for the first time since 2013 and pull within 19-13 in this AFC South series, their running game will have a lot to do with it. (more...)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo makes Gareth Bale demand for Barcelona clash Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo makes Gareth Bale demand for Barcelona clash
- December 20, 2017

The win marked the first time a Real Madrid side had ever won five titles in a calendar year. Gremio managed to organize several counterattacks, but no more. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo finished 2017 as new world record scorer in global competitions after breaking a record previously held by longstanding rival Lionel Messi. (more...)
Watford's Deeney loses appeal against four-game ban Watford's Deeney loses appeal against four-game ban
- December 20, 2017

The Hornets lodged an appeal with the Football Association against captain Deeney's dismissal, but revealed on Tuesday that they had been unsuccessful. Deeney missed an open goal from six yards out in Watford's defeat at Crystal Palace at the start of December and has not been hit by this suspension after a senseless challenge. (more...)
Celtics 'remain vigilant' on trade for NBA All-Star Anthony Davis Celtics 'remain vigilant' on trade for NBA All-Star Anthony Davis
- December 20, 2017

Davis admitted to Wojnarowski that he has heard the Celtics trade rumors, and was concerned last season. Not only that, Davis' durability remains a big question mark, alongside Cousins' future with the team. A new report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski delves into the current status of the New Orleans Pelican star, a transcendent talent stuck on a mediocre team who - above all else - wants to win. (more...)
TFC gets rare home date to open defence of MLS championship TFC gets rare home date to open defence of MLS championship
- December 20, 2017

The two teams will meet again April 29 when LAFC plays for the first time at Banc of California Stadium. MLS announced Tuesday the 2018 regular season home openers for all 23 of its teams, including the trio of Canadian sides in the league. (more...)
Chargers place Hunter Henry on injured reserve Chargers place Hunter Henry on injured reserve
- December 20, 2017

His value to the Chargers (7-7) went beyond those statistics, as the offense flowed better when the 23-year-old was a featured pass-catcher. The Chargers were 7-1 this season in games Henry was targeted at least five times. As a direct result, Gates' production has dropped off significantly this season, as he now sits at 20 catches for 189 receiving and two touchdowns through 14 games. (more...)
Lions place TJ Jones on IR with shoulder injury Lions place TJ Jones on IR with shoulder injury
- December 20, 2017

In addition to the wide receiver swap, the Lions also re-signed cornerback Adairius Barnes to the team's practice squad. A second-year pro who went undrafted out of the University of Jacksonville, Andy Jones spent his rookie season on Dallas' practice squad before moving on to Houston this year and then Detroit in September. (more...)
Ann Arbor city administrator not chosen for Austin job Ann Arbor city administrator not chosen for Austin job
- December 20, 2017

Although the City Council identified Cronk as its preferred candidate, no appointment will be fully secured until a contract is negotiated. The city didn't start interviewing for the vacant position until this fall. Hodges lost her bid for a second mayoral term to Council Member Jacob Frey, who will take office January 8. "Austin is fortunate to have Spencer Cronk as our city's next CEO", said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick Tells Diddy He'll Join NFL Ownership Group
- December 20, 2017

This is overwhelmingly disproportionate revealing the obvious discrepancies of diversity in the National Football League hierarchy. Despite Kaepernick's talent, his political views in the league left him without a job and is now not on the roster of any NFL team. (more...)
Steve Smith equals Len Hutton's record, now only behind Don Bradman Steve Smith equals Len Hutton's record, now only behind Don Bradman
- December 20, 2017

Smith, who had attained 941 points after the first Test, lost three points on the back of scoring 40 and six in Adelaide. Root dropped from No.3 to No. He has now been number one over the period of 114 Tests; already putting him ahead of Bradman in that regard. The list includes players of the calibre of Garry Sobers (189 Tests), Viv Richards (179), Brian Lara (140) and Sachin Tendulkar (139). (more...)
Kendrick Lamar & Nike Join Forces on New Sneaker
- December 20, 2017

A pair of suede, blood-red Nike Cortez sneakers recently surfaced on Twitter with the letters "K" and "L" emblazoned on the heel of each foot, "TDE" on the lace tab and " DAMN " embroidered on the tongue. The Compton-rapper is releasing his own take on the classic Cortez silhouette, with the "Cortez Kenny". This month, he released it as a collector's edition with a reversed track listing. (more...)
Kyle O'Quinn Absolutely Loves Bar Mitzvahs Kyle O'Quinn Absolutely Loves Bar Mitzvahs
- December 20, 2017

Hang around Kyle O'Quinn or follow him around long enough and you will automatically sense his good nature. As of Tuesday, O'Quinn is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and blocks while the Knicks are eighth in the East at 16-14. "They see how much I enjoy it and they let me rock out", he said. "After that, it's like [I'm] a part of the party". The parents are partying with the kids and it's a big festival. (more...)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gives first glimpse of six-month-old son Jack Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gives first glimpse of six-month-old son Jack
- December 20, 2017

It shows her looking super-chic as she heads onto an aeroplane with six-month-old Jack cradled in her arms. They announced the news on Instagram, with Rosie posting a handsome shot of the newborn's hand. The new mum is clearing enjoying motherhood, telling Harpers Bazaar in November: "It has definitely changed how I think about work". My focus and priorities totally changed it but I'm also still so ambitious with my work. (more...)
Broncos place OLB Shane Ray on injured reserve, sign Michael Hunter Broncos place OLB Shane Ray on injured reserve, sign Michael Hunter
- December 20, 2017

Ray went under the knife for surgery on his wrist for the third time on Friday, as doctors removed the screws previously inserted after he played in last Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. 23 selection in the 2015 draft. Hunter has 4 tackles in 6 career National Football League games. Hunter was signed to the Broncos practice squad in late November. (more...)
Fellaini absence is 'mystery' to Man United Fellaini absence is 'mystery' to Man United
- December 20, 2017

As illustrated by some of the images tweeted out by Manchester City's official Twitter accounts, it's been a foggy start to the week in Manchester. If he's on your side, you're good with Fellaini, if he's on the opposing team, he's a villain. (more...)
Mark Cuban won't buy NFL team because league is in decline
- December 20, 2017

Mark Cuban , the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks , has always been critical of the NFL . All told, the NFL is struggling to simply maintain ratings year over year, although it must be noted that those numbers are staggeringly better than any other North American sports league, including the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Bills' Tre'Davious White changes tune on Rob Gronkowski Bills' Tre'Davious White changes tune on Rob Gronkowski
- December 20, 2017

In what should be one of the most entertaining games of the Week 16 slate in the National Football League, the New England Patriots (11-3) will host the division rival Buffalo Bills (8-6) on Sunday afternoon. "I'm not a guy who's going to try to do a cheap shot after the whistle". I'm going to play the game the way it's supposed to be played and respect the game. (more...)
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...)