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Jamie Carragher: Arsenal And Liverpool 'Will Always Fall Short' Of Winning Trophies
- December 25, 2017

After Liverpool midfielder James Milner said his team need to be more boring , Klopp demurred when asked if he would be willing to use more conservative tactics in future. 'I was very happy. "If he [Britton] stays as a manager then it's the same career that I had years ago", Klopp said. Since their disappointing loss to Manchester United earlier this month, Arsene Wenger reverted back to a regular 4-2-3-1, mostly because of injuries to Skhodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey, but Arsenal ... (more...)
Steve Kerr: It would be 'irresponsible' to play Stephen Curry vs. Cavaliers
- December 25, 2017

Kerr told reporters on Saturday as the reigning National Basketball Association champion Warriors prepared to face the Denver Nuggets . "But because of the magnitude of the game, everybody wants to know. Westbrook is also averaging 9.5 assists and 9.0 rebounds and shooting 59.8 percent from the field during this run. The Warriors are hot favourites to win. (more...)
Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned
- December 25, 2017

Arsenal remain in 5th place just one point behind 4th placed Liverpool following the draw. We have to qualify for the Champions League . "This is another draw we should have won and that's a very important thing because it's a development", Klopp said. (more...)
Barcelona thump Real Madrid in the 'Clasico' Barcelona thump Real Madrid in the 'Clasico'
- December 25, 2017

Aside from Messi - Barcelona really lack players willing to pick up the ball and drive forward. "We took another step forward in the league but I don't rule out Madrid", Barca midfielder Andres Iniesta said. "But it's very hard for any forward to keep being at the top level". Kovacic's physicality worked well for a time on Saturday but, after weathering Madrid's early pressure, the Catalan club made Real look clueless. (more...)
Could Napoli scupper Newcastle United's hopes of landing Luke Shaw? Could Napoli scupper Newcastle United's hopes of landing Luke Shaw?
- December 25, 2017

However, a majority of Jose Mourinho's first-choice players are available, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who is expected to lead the line against Leicester), David de Gea, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young nearly certain to start against the Foxes. (more...)
Saints earn spot in playoffs with victory over Falcons Saints earn spot in playoffs with victory over Falcons
- December 25, 2017

Ted Ginn caught a 54-yard pass for a touchdown, which came a few plays after Lattimore's interception and shortly before halftime. Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore intercepted Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan to set up the late Saints score. (more...)
Nikola Vucevic fractures left hand against Wizards Nikola Vucevic fractures left hand against Wizards
- December 25, 2017

The Magic probably weren't a playoff team to begin with, and they had lost nine in a row well before the injuries began to stack up. The Magic were already without their two leading scorers, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon , because of injuries. (more...)
Lonzo Ball will miss at least one week with sprained left shoulder Lonzo Ball will miss at least one week with sprained left shoulder
- December 25, 2017

That timetable means he'll miss at least the next three games, against the Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies (Wednesday night) and the Los Angeles Clippers (Friday night), with a possible (unlikely?) return for New Year's Eve against the Houston Rockets or January 1 against the Timberwolves. (more...)
Larry Fitzgerald's the reason to watch Giants-Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald's the reason to watch Giants-Cardinals
- December 25, 2017

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning showed his employers that he still possesses some skills after an impressive performance during Week 15. He'll now draw a Cardinals team that has been fairly generous to opposing quarterbacks this season, but which has gotten tougher recently. (more...)
Jordan Henderson is out as Liverpool host Swansea on Boxing Day Jordan Henderson is out as Liverpool host Swansea on Boxing Day
- December 25, 2017

Having gone 1-0 up but wasted a number of chances to potentially put the game beyond the Gunners in the first half, when Jurgen Klopp's side did score a second goal it was followed immediately by a insane five-minute spell in which they somehow went from 2-0 ahead to 3-2 down. (more...)
Jaguars Get Carved Up By Jimmy Garoppolo, Start Fighting On Sidelines Jaguars Get Carved Up By Jimmy Garoppolo, Start Fighting On Sidelines
- December 25, 2017

Johnson has been called for a team-worst 12 penalties this season, not including three penalties against him that were declined. Who the Trends Like: The Jaguars are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played in December, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall , and have covered in seven of their last nine road games as well. (more...)
Antonio Brown up and walking for the first time since his injury Antonio Brown up and walking for the first time since his injury
- December 25, 2017

Many star players have suffered season-ending injuries. If Pittsburgh wants to enhance its chances of having Brown for the start of its playoff run, the Steelers would have to clinch a bye for the wild-card round. The Steelers are a nine-point road favorite (after opening as 10.5-point chalk) against the host Texans with a 45.5-point total at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark .com for their NFL Week 16 Monday matchup. (more...)
Patriots got lucky with another TD reversal and Twitter is melting down Patriots got lucky with another TD reversal and Twitter is melting down
- December 25, 2017

The Pats withstood the Bills' hard-nosed effort before racing away with a 37-16 victory today at Gillette Stadium, and the hosts maintained their hold on the AFC's No. Gillislee hadn't scored a touchdown since Week 2. Trailing 13-10, Buffalo was in position to take the lead, but an apparent 4-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor to Kelvin Benjamin in the corner of the end zone was overturned after an official review. (more...)
Mohamed Salah determined to win trophies at Liverpool Mohamed Salah determined to win trophies at Liverpool
- December 25, 2017

Salah is keen to get a verbal agreement as soon as possible having been tipped by Zidane to replace Gareth Bale, who has been linked with a return to the Premier League. "We are working hard every day to win something and I am sure we will this year", Salah said. "I would love to win something here". Don Balon say that Florentino Perez sees Salah as the ideal replacement for Gareth Bale and while he will be expensive, Real Madrid will try doing anything they can to bring the Egyptian star ... (more...)
"He's out Monday": Isaiah Thomas ruled out for Christmas Day game
- December 25, 2017

Designating Thomas to the Canton Charge was part of his rehabilitation process since the Cavaliers do not play a five-on-five game during practice sessions. The Cavaliers originally said that they expected Thomas to join the team at the start of 2018 but recent news indicated that Thomas could be back this month and some expected Isaiah to be on the court in time for the team's Christmas Day game with the # Golden State Warriors . (more...)
Patriots Benefit From Another Overturned TD With Controversial Play Against Bills Patriots Benefit From Another Overturned TD With Controversial Play Against Bills
- December 25, 2017

Safety Devin McCourty said he is expecting a playoff atmosphere, but not because of any bad blood. McCoy, who earned his sixth Pro Bowl berth this week, has run better in the second half of the season as the offensive line has started to come together in the Bills' revised blocking scheme. (more...)
Bears overpower Browns in Chicago Bears overpower Browns in Chicago
- December 25, 2017

If the Browns avoid becoming the second 0-16 team in National Football League history, it will be against a motivated Steelers team on the road. Starting running back Isiah Crowell has 788 rushing yards and two touchdowns this season but has been very inconsistent. (more...)
Saudi Arabia denies visas to Israeli chess players
- December 24, 2017

An Israeli chess official says Saudi Arabia has disregarded a request by seven Israeli players to participate in a world chess tournament in the kingdom this week. Israel Geller said Sunday that the Saudis never responded to the Israelis' applications. Israel Chess Federation Spokesman Lior Aizenberg said that efforts were still being made "by various parties" to ensure the Israeli players took part. (more...)
"Childish" - Jose Mourinho In Peculiar Form After United Slip Up At Leicester
- December 24, 2017

With free scoring not seen in England's top-fight in 35 years, Manchester City has surpassed a century of goals in 2017. As for Manchester United , Victor Lindelof keeps his place at centre-back from Wednesday's shock EFL cup exit at Bristol City , while Marcos Rojo , who also started at Ashton Gate, drops to the bench. (more...)
Saints WR Thomas to play vs. Falcons Saints WR Thomas to play vs. Falcons
- December 24, 2017

Brees is still concerned with this season, however, and a win Sunday will clinch a playoff berth for the Saints . Depending on what happens tomorrow, the Panthers and Falcons are set to meet in what could be a huge Week 17 game that decides the NFC South champion. (more...)
Patriots RB White, WR Hogan inactive vs. Bills Patriots RB White, WR Hogan inactive vs. Bills
- December 24, 2017

He was a healthy scratch 18 times over his first two seasons. White injured his ankle against the Steelers, although he finished the game. - Van Noy remains out with a calf injury suffered Week 12 and aggravated Week 13. The Patriots will be missing a pair of players for Sunday's game against the Bills, with the hopes they'll return for the postseason. - Starting left tackle Nate Solder is active despite being added to the injury report Saturday night with an illness. (more...)
Serena Williams to make comeback next week Serena Williams to make comeback next week
- December 24, 2017

Should everything be confirmed, Williams will feature on the final day's action. Serena Williams is due to make her long-awaited return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week as the 23-time grand slam champion prepares for her Australian Open title defence in Melbourne next month. (more...)
Arsenal leapfrog Chelsea in race to complete Leon Bailey transfer Arsenal leapfrog Chelsea in race to complete Leon Bailey transfer
- December 24, 2017

The Jamaican global scored a brace in a 4-4 draw against Hannover on 17 December. The 20-year-old scored a double in the 4-4 draw with Hannover before hitting the victor in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final win over Gladbach. The north London club have not signed a replacement for the England global. The Jamaican has had a sensational start in Germany and his performances have put the Premier League clubs on red alert once again. (more...)
Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Gunners stun Reds with five-minute scoring frenzy Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Gunners stun Reds with five-minute scoring frenzy
- December 24, 2017

With Niles, with Bellerin, with Iwobi and Wilshere . We played too far from each other, not compact enough, not composed enough. Before they get on the ball, we need to be tight to them. The England worldwide instead watched back footage of the exhilarating 3-3 draw and posted a photo on his Instagram story with the caption "homework". (more...)
Man City and Chelsea vying for Bonucci Man City and Chelsea vying for Bonucci
- December 24, 2017

Backed by huge financial power from Chinese investment, AC Milan went on a massive summer spree which included the £40 million signing of the Italian worldwide. Manchester City remain hellbent on snapping up a defender, and the club have been linked with a world class player . However, Guardiola has another defender on his transfer radar if reports are to be believed. (more...)
Meta? Milner says Liverpool have to be Meta? Milner says Liverpool have to be "more boring"
- December 24, 2017

Petr Cech (199 clean sheets) is one clean sheet away from becoming the first ever goalkeeper to record 200 shutouts in the Premier League - however, he's conceded 14 goals in his five games against Liverpool for Arsenal; at least six more than he has against any other side. (more...)
Giroud set for Arsenal talks this week
- December 24, 2017

Giroud , 31, played in the 1-0 win over West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Tuesday evening, but was forced to leave the field with 12 minutes remaining with a hamstring injury. Giroud has been encouraged into considering an Arsenal exit by Didier Deschamps' coaching team, to make sure he's ready for the World Cup. Giroud has seen his game time limited in the league after the arrival of club record signing Alexandre Lacazette . (more...)
Analysts See $1.56 EPS for F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)
- December 24, 2017

The firm has a market capitalization of $8,410.00, a P/E ratio of 20.33, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 1.06. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $20.8. Therefore 17% are positive. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Monday, October 9 by Morgan Stanley. (more...)
Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies ATS Preview 12/23/17 Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies ATS Preview 12/23/17
- December 24, 2017

He scored 14 points, shooting 75 percent from the floor and 50 percent from deep. Lou Williams tallied 32 points, seven assists, three assists and two rebounds off the bench . The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Clippers' average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 1.8 for the season. (more...)
Man United knocked out by Bristol City Man United knocked out by Bristol City
- December 24, 2017

On one of the great nights in the Championship club's 123-year history, City despatched the Premier League giants amid ecstatic scenes with a victor three minutes into stoppage time from Korey Smith. "I think we need a mixture of things - we need our players to perform at an extremely high level and we're going to need to be defensively very good with the attacking players they have". (more...)