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Cavaliers end Bulls' 7-game win streak with 115-112 victory Cavaliers end Bulls' 7-game win streak with 115-112 victory
- December 22, 2017

Tonight the Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet for the third time this season. In the win versus Orlando, Denzel Valentine led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points along with 10 rebounds and five assists. Nikola Mirotic continued his great form with 15 points and ten rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench, while Kris Dunn added 15 points and seven assists. (more...)
Basket - NBA: Nash, Kidd among Hall of Fame 2018 nominees Basket - NBA: Nash, Kidd among Hall of Fame 2018 nominees
- December 22, 2017

Kevin Pelton breaks down one of the deepest classes ever. The candidates eligible for enshrinement in 2018 were announced Thursday by the Hall on the anniversary of James Naismith's invention of the game. Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey, a former Louisiana Tech star, is on the ballot as both a coach and player. Coaches on the ballot for the first time include Steve Fisher, who won a title at MI and later coached its Fab Five, and West Virginia's Bob Huggins. (more...)
Clippers' Gallinari (glute) out indefinitely
- December 22, 2017

Earlier this season, Gallinari didn't punch his card for 13 straight games also because of a glute injury. It was revealed on Wednesday that Danilo Gallinari is dealing with a partial tear in his glute, in addition to a contusion, and he'll be re-evaluated in January. (more...)
Everton to swoop for Arsenal outcast Theo Walcott Everton to swoop for Arsenal outcast Theo Walcott
- December 22, 2017

On Tuesday night N'Zonzi has been spotted in London. The Mirror also report that Allardyce is plotting a move for Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool . What hurts is the way everything is going to end. There's only a short time left, just December to pass, and it is better that my time at Sevilla stops then. (more...)
Guinness World Record-holding cats killed in house fire Guinness World Record-holding cats killed in house fire
- December 22, 2017

Arcturus lived with Will and Lauren Powers since he was a two-month old kitten. The post says the cats were best friends, and "it gives us a small amount of peace that they were together at the end of their awesome journey on this earth". (more...)
Jonny Evans: Captain set to leave West Brom in January Jonny Evans: Captain set to leave West Brom in January
- December 22, 2017

Alan Pardew accepts it may be hard for West Brom to retain the services of club captain Jonny Evans during the January transfer window as he nears the a year ago of his contract. "But that might not be the whole thing for Jonny". "The scrutiny can impact on you, your performance can go off, he has been up for the battle though". (more...)
Bradley Roby, on facing opponent (and potential future teammate) Kirk Cousins Bradley Roby, on facing opponent (and potential future teammate) Kirk Cousins
- December 22, 2017

Watch the guy play: He's poised, he's smart, he's got a really strong arm; I wasn't sure about that, but as I watch more tape, he can make every throw on the field. "I'll tell you, it hasn't been easy guys", Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. Along with Cousins, there will be no shortage of viable options for the Broncos to pursue in the offseason. (more...)
Denver starting QB a mystery even to Broncos Denver starting QB a mystery even to Broncos
- December 22, 2017

At one point in recent weeks Siemian and Osweiler were even discussing the funniest/harshest memes they had seen on social media about their vocational plight. "There's a lot of things that take place in this business that you can't control". That's just their immediate future. While praising Osweiler's performance, Joseph acknowledged this week's QB competition is really more about seeing where Lynch is health-wise. (more...)
Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/20/17 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/20/17
- December 22, 2017

The over-under is set at 211 points. Monk benched for being silent on defense - The 11th overall pick in the draft, Monk was given a fairly wide berth to prove himself and responded with a pair of 20-point games over the first 11 contests of his career. (more...)
Newcastle land Kenedy loan Newcastle land Kenedy loan
- December 22, 2017

The report adds the Brazilian will head north in January, with the Magpies paying the Blues a loan fee. Kenedy has been on the sidelines as a result of Marcos Alonso's excellent form in the left flank. Benitez knows that he does not have a lot of funds to spend in the winter transfer window and will look to bring in this star on a short-term basis, to strengthen his current squad. (more...)
Liverpool Christmas shocker: Mohamed Salah goes missing before Arsenal
- December 22, 2017

In order to qualify, simply register an account through this link , make a deposit of £10 or more and place a max £5 wager on either Arsenal or Liverpool. De Bruyne, on the other hand, has contributed six goals and eight assists to help Manchester City build an impressive 11 point lead at the top of the table. (more...)
José Mourinho's Manchester United fall on famous night at Bristol City José Mourinho's Manchester United fall on famous night at Bristol City
- December 22, 2017

That is according to Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy. There have been other occasions - even in defeat - where I've been proud of my teams and my own performance in taking them on and giving 100% in trying to win the game. "A lovely day for football". If they can keep any away-day deficit down to manageable proportions, Johnson's young, eager outfit could cause a few problems in the return at their tight Bristol fortress. (more...)
Judge declares mistrial in Nevada Bundy case Judge declares mistrial in Nevada Bundy case
- December 22, 2017

The ruling comes more than three years since Cliven Bundy , his sons Ryan and Ammon, and a fourth man, Ryan Payne, stood down federal agents in a weekslong confrontation in the Nevada desert. He's now battling to pull back his supplication and his normal sentence of over three years in jail. Cliven Bundy was not released Wednesday, but his sons Ammon and Ryan along with a fourth defendant, Ryan Payne, walked out of the federal courthouse arm-in-arm with family and the wife of Robert "LaVoy" ... (more...)
Disgraced NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Reportedly Arrested For Aggravated Assault
- December 22, 2017

Donaghy's lawyer reportedly told TMZ Sports that his client only brought the hammer for protection, and that he never threatened the friend's father. He pled guilty to wire fraud and transmitting wagering information through interstate commerce. Donaghy later told "60 Minutes" that the wagers he made on National Basketball Association games were based on his knowledge of other officials' biases for and against players and teams, and that his officiating was not compromised. (more...)
What is Happening With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United? What is Happening With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United?
- December 22, 2017

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has not been featured for Manchester United since the home win over Brighton on November 25 with reports of a clash between Mourinho and the Armenian over his performance in the tight 1-0 win over Chris Hughton's men. Mkhitaryan's future at Manchester United appears to be in doubt after he fell dramatically out of favour under Jose Mourinho in recent weeks. While Mkhitaryan is very much an important player, the Portuguese tactician would not be afraid to move him on ... (more...)
Suresh Raina makes himself eligible for selection after clearing the Yo-Yo test Suresh Raina makes himself eligible for selection after clearing the Yo-Yo test
- December 22, 2017

There were rumours that the 31-year-old had shifted his focus to family and cricket was no longer his top priority hence the drift. This comes days after Raina led Uttar Pradesh to a mediocre Ranji Trophy campaign. He has managed to get past the score of 16.1 out of 19. The Saurashtra batsman, who last played a match for India against England in a T20 in February, had failed the fitness test in August, and thus was not eligible for selection in the national side. (more...)
Muhammad Wilkerson defends himself: 'I've earned everything I've gotten' Muhammad Wilkerson defends himself: 'I've earned everything I've gotten'
- December 22, 2017

Coach Todd Bowles acknowledged that Wilkerson was at the Jets' facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, but would not say whether the 2011 first-round draft pick would practice or play this week. That $16.75 million is also fully guaranteed against a serious injury. The Jets could release him with two games left in the season or deactivate him and pay the rest of his $14.7-million base salary. (more...)
Dog that mauled woman to death in Phoenix to be euthanized Dog that mauled woman to death in Phoenix to be euthanized
- December 22, 2017

The woman suffered injuries that appear to be consistent with dog bites, a police spokesperson said. The owner of the boarding facility, Greg Donahue, says the victim was a familiar face and has come into the facility several times a week over the past few years. (more...)
UGA starting LB Natrez Patrick entering treatment for 'personal issues' UGA starting LB Natrez Patrick entering treatment for 'personal issues'
- December 22, 2017

Healen didn't say how long Patrick will be in the treatment program. Patrick, a junior from Atlanta, had faced a misdemeanor drug charge after he was arrested following a traffic stop in Barrow County, Georgia, hours after the Bulldogs defeated Auburn 28-7 in the SEC championship game on December 2. (more...)
Al Riveron to National Football League referees: No more index cards Al Riveron to National Football League referees: No more index cards
- December 22, 2017

In Sunday night's Cowboys-Raiders game, veteran referee Gene Steratore tried to slide what appeared to be an index card between the tip of the ball and the end of the chain while measuring for a first down. That is when the figurative light bulb went off over Steratore's head went off, and he made a decision to see if a folded note card would fit between the first-down marker and the football. (more...)
Neymar expects Salah to star in the World Cup Neymar expects Salah to star in the World Cup
- December 22, 2017

The 25-year-old will spearhead Brazil's charge for a sixth World Cup , next summer. "I think the best-known teams are the favourites, as always", he said via FourFourTwo . The PSG star believes Belgium could be a surprised while he tipped Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah to make a difference in the competition. (more...)
England pair Daly, Hughes to miss start of 6 Nations England pair Daly, Hughes to miss start of 6 Nations
- December 22, 2017

England and Wasps duo Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes are expected to be side lined for up to 10 weeks through injury and will miss the opening two rounds of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations. England open their campaign against Italy in Rome on February 4 before hosting Wales a week later and travelling to Scotland on February 24 prior to the tournament pausing for a fortnight. (more...)
Injury rules Rockets' Chris Paul out of Clippers reunion Injury rules Rockets' Chris Paul out of Clippers reunion
- December 22, 2017

The high-powered Houston Rockets were flying high amidst their 14-game winning streak coming into their matchup with the upstart Los Angeles Lakers . D'Antoni also noted that Paul's most recent setback is not believed to be related to the knee injury that kept him sidelined earlier this season. numberFire's models project Paul for 23.1 points, 7.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 34.2 minutes per game over the remainder of the season. (more...)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope playing with Lakers despite 25-day jail sentence Kentavious Caldwell-Pope playing with Lakers despite 25-day jail sentence
- December 22, 2017

But here's the catch. the judge allowed KCP to do a "work-release" sentence - where he's locked up at a facility for most of the day. but he's allowed to leave to do his job. After he failed to comply with a MI court's drug and alcohol screening order, Caldwell-Pope entered a 25-day program last week that requires him to remain in the state of California during that time under terms of the plea agreement. (more...)
Blake Bortles had the ideal comeback to Jadeveon Clowney calling him 'trash' Blake Bortles had the ideal comeback to Jadeveon Clowney calling him 'trash'
- December 21, 2017

And some are in a giving mood this holiday season, sending gifts to Clowney - trash cans, of course. Didn't say anything hateful or mean. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. "I just wished him a merry Christmas from a trash-loving Jaguars fan". You know what else costs roughly $9? I'd much rather spend my money on a Chipotle bowl (even if there's no guac) that I can eat than a trash can that Clowney will nearly certainly ignore. (more...)
Giants interview GM candidate Louis Riddick Giants interview GM candidate Louis Riddick
- December 21, 2017

All three are known to have strong relationships Accorsi, who was a longtime general manager for the Giants and is part of the interviewing process. That could be in play again if he gets the Giants' job. After his playing career, Riddick worked in personnel for the Washington Redskins , first as a pro scout (2001-04) and then as director of pro personnel (2005-07). (more...)
National Football League fines Seattle Seahawks $100000 for concussion protocol violation involving Russell Wilson National Football League fines Seattle Seahawks $100000 for concussion protocol violation involving Russell Wilson
- December 21, 2017

The Seahawks have been fined $100,000, and the team's coaches and medical staffs will be required to attend training on the concussion protocol. Wilson left the game after being hit in the chin in the third quarter. The league and the NFLPA determined through a joint review that "there was a failure in the application of the protocol following the tackle". "Once it is determined that a medical staff examination is warranted, a player may only be cleared to return by the medical staff", ... (more...)
Panthers QB Cam Newton 'disgruntled' that Jerry Richardson is selling the franchise Panthers QB Cam Newton 'disgruntled' that Jerry Richardson is selling the franchise
- December 21, 2017

Richardson". When I went through my allegations, it was all false. "I don't know how much different it is from some of the things we've dealt with", he said. "I basically nearly got an NCAA. nearly been suspended, just off an allegation, Newton said Wednesday". "Of course I want it to stay in Charlotte". (more...)
Bergkamp out as Ajax dismiss manager Keizer Bergkamp out as Ajax dismiss manager Keizer
- December 21, 2017

The club announced former player Michael Reiziger will manager the team on an interim basis, assisted by former teammate Winston Bogarde. The team from Amsterdam is second in the Dutch league and will play Willem II at home on Sunday. Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar told the club's official website : "We had a bad summer and a messy start to the season". "The club management does not have the requisite confidence that our ambitions will be realised under them", Ajax said in a ... (more...)
Manchester City's title rivals have a mountain to climb - Christian Eriksen Manchester City's title rivals have a mountain to climb - Christian Eriksen
- December 21, 2017

Having won 16 games in a row, City are now 11 points clear at the top of the table and 21 points above Spurs and Eriksen admits the title race is all but over. It's not that he isn't doing good - the problem is that in the past he was fantastic", said Pochettino as he previewed Saturday's trip to Burnley . "But we will see". (more...)