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Checkmate? Eyebrows raised over new World Chess Championship logo Checkmate? Eyebrows raised over new World Chess Championship logo
- December 20, 2017

Needless to say, the logo has gone viral on social media, with a hilarious array of responses from fans and pundits. "Finally, a position where DeepMind will have to do more than just calculations". Another goof-up that the designers have done is that the chess board has 6x6 squares. "As a chess player, I wish the board was 8x8 and the pawn not on the back rank", Anand told ESPN . (more...)
Signee 101: Get to know 5-star Clemson OT Jackson Carman Signee 101: Get to know 5-star Clemson OT Jackson Carman
- December 20, 2017

USC was initially considered a longshot in the race to nab Carman, who hails from Fairfield, Ohio and had always been considered a favorite to join up with Ohio State . 1-rated football recruit in the state of OH, is rated 14th nationally overall regardless of position. Today is the first of two Signing Days for the 2017-2018 recruiting cycle, so Clemson is not yet done with its class, as numerous official visits will occur in January, followed by additional signings for the recruiting ... (more...)
The one big mistake that David Lemieux made with Billy Joe Saunders The one big mistake that David Lemieux made with Billy Joe Saunders
- December 20, 2017

Jacobs has April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on tap for the second fight of his exclusive HBO deal, and he wants to challenge Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs), 28, who has made three title defenses since winning a 160-pound belt in December 2015. (more...)
Someone Stole Ex-Dallas Mav Charlie Villanueva's Toilet Someone Stole Ex-Dallas Mav Charlie Villanueva's Toilet
- December 20, 2017

Charlie Villanueva last played in the National Basketball Association in the 2015-16 season for the Dallas Mavericks before the Mavs renounced his rights. "I'm not making this sh*t up!" "I'm still in shock of [sic] the things they stole, but the one that stand out the most is a toilet", he wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Joel Embiid Could Miss 2 More Games Joel Embiid Could Miss 2 More Games
- December 20, 2017

Philadelphia is in a bit of a skid, though only a portion of that skid has occurred with Embiid on the shelf. Woj reports that "there is optimism" Embiid is able to return for the Sixers' Christmas Day matchup at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. (more...)
Tendulkar Jr. stars for Mumbai Tendulkar Jr. stars for Mumbai
- December 20, 2017

While Mumbai drew their match against Madhya Pradesh, they won comfortably against Assam. Arjun has been tremendous throughout the tournament after having picked up a fifer against Madhya Pradesh three weeks ago , ending with figures of 5-95 in 26 overs in the second innings of the match played at the MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex. (more...)
Barcelona won´t give Real Madrid a guard of honour - Amor Barcelona won´t give Real Madrid a guard of honour - Amor
- December 20, 2017

Spanish newspaper Marca put a huge picture of Ronaldo on their front page this morning with the headline: "Cristiano quiere mas". Few details are so far been released about the project, save for the following statement from New York-based law firm Brafman Associates. (more...)
Gary Kirsten set to be appointed batting coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore Gary Kirsten set to be appointed batting coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore
- December 20, 2017

He may join Royal Challengers Bangalore as a batting coach. The team though was at the bottom of the points table a year ago, managing only three wins in fourteen games. The Hurricanes have failed to reach the semi-finals of the eight-team BBL since losing in the final three years ago. At RCB, Kirsten would get a chance to work with his compatriot AB de Villiers who, along with Virat Kohli , is expected to be retained by the RCB. (more...)
Ravens Named To The Pro Bowl; All On Defense Ravens Named To The Pro Bowl; All On Defense
- December 20, 2017

Only three Ravens were voted to the Pro Bowl, their fewest since 2005. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was named as first alternate to the Steelers' Chris Boswell. Weddle has been a vital part of Baltimore's ball-hawk defense, as he is tied for second in interceptions league-wide with six. Speaking after the team's workout December 19 before the Pro Bowl roster was announced, Suggs said earning such an honor again would "be huge to show I still get some respect in this league, show I still can ... (more...)
Jeter tries to reassure fans, saying Marlins have clear plan Jeter tries to reassure fans, saying Marlins have clear plan
- December 20, 2017

One of the most memorable exchanges was with Laurence Leavy, known to fans as Marlins Man . Leavy, famous for his orange Marlins jacket and his seat behind home plate, said he has been a season ticket-holder since 1993 and hasn't renewed because he won't pay major league prices for "a Triple-A team". (more...)
Man charged over alleged racist attack on Man City star Raheem Sterling Man charged over alleged racist attack on Man City star Raheem Sterling
- December 20, 2017

The Sunday Telegraph newspaper said a man appeared to be waiting for the 23-year-old England worldwide as he pulled up at City's training complex, which is adjacent to the Etihad Stadium. " Karl Anderson, 29, of Woodward Street, Manchester , has been charged with racially aggravated common assault and has been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Wednesday". (more...)
Two-time champion Adrian Lewis beaten by Kevin Munch Two-time champion Adrian Lewis beaten by Kevin Munch
- December 20, 2017

It seemed as if Lewis would prevail as expected after he took the first set, a 121 checkout providing a timely reminder of his talent. Edited strains of KC and The Sunshine Band's "Give it Up" added a raucous touch to proceedings as the German, who beat Aleksandr Oreshkin in a preliminary contest to start Tuesday's action, romped to a famous 3-1 victory over Lewis, which he struggled to comprehend. (more...)
Huddersfield, Leeds alerted as Liverpool make Woodburn available Huddersfield, Leeds alerted as Liverpool make Woodburn available
- December 20, 2017

Now, with Adam Lallana returning to action and no injury concerns in attack for Jürgen Klopp, Woodburn is starting to feel an awfully long way from first team minutes. "One of either is OK - to fulfil your potential at the very highest level you need to have the maximum of both", Klopp was quoted as saying by the Independent in October. (more...)
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky announces retirement Ex-Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky announces retirement
- December 20, 2017

After making his professional debut for Sparta in 1998, Rosicky cemented his place in the first team the following season, helping the club win the 1999/2000 Czech First League. "I would probably have nothing to offer my teammates and Sparta". Under manager Arsene Wenger he won two FA Cups during his time at the Emirates Stadium, becoming a firm fan favourite in the process. (more...)
Dodgers, Yankees Among Five Teams To Pay Luxury Tax
- December 20, 2017

Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke down the luxury tax in November, noting "luxury tax payrolls are based on the average annual values of contracts and earned 2017 bonuses". If they manage that, the Yankees will see their luxury-tax rate for the 2019 season go down from 50 percent to 20 percent, which should free up money for what is shaping up as one of the top free-agent classes ever. (more...)
Australia open the beers amid jubilant dressing room celebrations after winning Ashes Australia open the beers amid jubilant dressing room celebrations after winning Ashes
- December 20, 2017

Nevertheless, his lack of impact - he now has five wickets in the series at 61.80 - is as much of a concern for England as Alastair Cook's lack of form at the top of the order. The 23-year-old Somerset bowler made his Test debut in the second match of the series at Adelaide where he was hit in the ribs by a Pat Cummins bouncer. (more...)
Frisco Bowl 2017: Louisiana Tech vs Frisco Bowl 2017: Louisiana Tech vs
- December 20, 2017

Chad Morris really turned the SMU program around in his three seasons, inheriting a team that went 1-11 and increasing its win total every year, culminating with this year's 7-5 campaign. SMU DE Justin Lawler led the American Athletic Conference with 9½ sacks, and he was second in the league with 15½ tackles for loss. Cornerback Jordan Wyatt has four interceptions and three forced fumbles and has scored three defensive touchdowns. (more...)
Arsenal's Giroud to miss Liverpool clash with hamstring injury Arsenal's Giroud to miss Liverpool clash with hamstring injury
- December 20, 2017

Now, again, this project has to present itself. "[Not playing] can make things complicated", he told Foot Mercato . But the clash, that kind of thing is not in Olivier's nature, nor in mine. Despite that, Manuello insists that Giroud does not want to return to Ligue 1, where he won the title with Montpellier before joining Arsenal five years ago. (more...)
Pundit reveals why Rafael Benitez is to blame for Newcastle's woes Pundit reveals why Rafael Benitez is to blame for Newcastle's woes
- December 20, 2017

Newcastle United are now in 18th position in the Premier League table. "If Newcastle do not make any effort to show him that they want to be at the top, I think he's going to be on his way", Ginola said . One fan accused Keys of being in cahoots with other pundits against Rafa, while another pointed to Keys' friendship with Keith Bishop as a reason for his opinion. (more...)
Sería lindo ganar el Clásico y pasar una feliz Navidad Sería lindo ganar el Clásico y pasar una feliz Navidad
- December 20, 2017

También hubo un premio para la selección española que recibió Andrés Iniesta , compañero de Messi en Barcelona , quien consideró que junto con sus compañeros tienen "una muy buena selección para llegar lejos". Fue consagrado como el Pichichi de la Liga 2016-17, por haber sido quien anotó más goles en el año. También se refirió a la fase de grupos en la que Argentina debe enfrentar a Islandia, Croacia y Nigeria, al respecto afirmó: "Tenemos que pensar primero en el grupo, intentar de ... (more...)
La bronca del padre de Lionel Messi contra los fotógrafos La bronca del padre de Lionel Messi contra los fotógrafos
- December 20, 2017

Registrarme a las Alertas de Urgente24. Matías Messi fue rescatado de una embarcación que estaba a la deriva de un río, pero en la lancha las autoridades encontraron un arma de calibre 380 y cuya tenencia no fue sustentada. Tras el accidente, el hermano del capitán de la Selección tuvo que ser operado por un traumatismo facial grave y estuvo algunos días internados con custodia policial de civil. (more...)
Derek Carr fumbles into end zone to give Cowboys win over Raiders Derek Carr fumbles into end zone to give Cowboys win over Raiders
- December 20, 2017

Del Rio said he thought Carr played well in the game. Khalil Mack sacked Prescott twice, moving his season total up to 10.5 on the year. "I don't want to get fined, OK?" Those numbers are not good enough to win any game, let alone when the officials appeared to be against the team. (more...)
Manchester City aren't one of the Premier League's best ever - Rooney Manchester City aren't one of the Premier League's best ever - Rooney
- December 20, 2017

They know how good Kevin De Bruyne is. Guardiola had a hard first campaign, failing to win a trophy for the first season in his managerial career as City finished third in the Premier League and were knocked out of the Champions League at the round-of-16 stage - both the worst records of his career. (more...)
'Where will I be in two years? Frankly, I don't know.' 'Where will I be in two years? Frankly, I don't know.'
- December 20, 2017

Speaking to France Football , Mbappé stated that he believes playing football can't be compared to a normal occupation. "He was actually waiting for me", Mbappe revealed in an interview with France Football . "Each time we play I have a greater understanding with them", Mbappe added. Regardless of the sacrifices that have been made by Mbappé, he is certainly reaping the benefits of his commitment to succeed in a career as a professional footballer and adapt to his meteoric rise to ... (more...)
Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) How Do the Technical Vary?
- December 20, 2017

The stock has "Neutral" rating by DA Davidson on Monday, September 14. Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $7.6 Million, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 150.43. The firm owned 17,634,967 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 122,306 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 2.3% in the 1st quarter. (more...)
Raiders irked as folded index card determines key first down for Cowboys Raiders irked as folded index card determines key first down for Cowboys
- December 20, 2017

CT. Said Carr: "We actually had a play called, a certain play called on the other side, and then the refs made us take him out". The chains were called out and referee Gene Steratore folded up an index card to see if there was space between the nose of the football and the pole. (more...)
Liverpool target De Vrij unsure over new Lazio contract
- December 20, 2017

According to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport , Inter have agreed a five-year contract worth €3.5m per year with De Vrij, with other bonuses also included in the deal. It's left Mourinho relying on England internationals Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo is able to fill in, but he isn't always the most disciplined defender. (more...)
Sri Lanka face off in first T20I in Cuttack today Sri Lanka face off in first T20I in Cuttack today
- December 20, 2017

But wondering how people are discriminating things on gender. "Just that he is a man, so people are clapping", she was quoted saying to International Business Times India. "No one went this insane when Kanchanmala (Pande) won the Olympics with her disability". Earlier in 2012, there was media buzz that the British-Indian model and Rohit were dating. (more...)
Chinese Super League side deny making bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Chinese Super League side deny making bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez
- December 20, 2017

The 22-year-old is an exciting prospect, but Everton aren't the only club that are interested in signing him, with Arsenal having also submitted a bid of £42 million for Lozano, according to the report. "I don't know, believe me, I don't know what we're going to do". I like the English and the Spanish very much. 'But let's see how things are and decide. (more...)
Four Vikings selected for Pro Bowl Four Vikings selected for Pro Bowl
- December 20, 2017

The former UCLA Bruin becomes the first Viking linebacker to be selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls since Matt Blair (1977-1981). It was announced last Saturday that Griffen and Rhodes had won the fan vote at their positions. He ranks second in the National Football League with 83 receptions and third with 1,191 receiving yards. "I tried not to think about it too much, but what a great honor to be selected, " Thielen told NFL Network. (more...)