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Vikings shut out Packers Vikings shut out Packers
- December 26, 2017

It was the first time that Minnesota had held an opponent scoreless since 1993, and the first time it had shut out the Packers since 1971. Injuries and dropped passes were of greater concern to the Packers coach. The Vikings forced an incompletion into the end zone on fourth-and-4 from the 14 early in the fourth quarter to turn away the Packers' last best effort to cross the goal line. (more...)
Arsenal and Liverpool Play Out Thrilling Draw in Premier League on Friday Arsenal and Liverpool Play Out Thrilling Draw in Premier League on Friday
- December 26, 2017

A second hand would have helped but that is how it is. Speaking after the entertaining 3-3 draw, Wilshere told Sky Sports: 'We felt we didn't do ourselves justice in the first half, we played with fear; we were scared to play our natural game. (more...)
UCLA's Josh Rosen Gives Thoughtful Answer To Question About Skipping Bowl Games UCLA's Josh Rosen Gives Thoughtful Answer To Question About Skipping Bowl Games
- December 26, 2017

USC quarterback Sam Darnold was already reportedly considering not entering the NFL Draft if it meant he could land with the Cleveland Browns , and apparently UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen may be in the same mindset. Contracts are slotted and holdouts are penalized, so if you want to play for a different team, you better be willing to give up a lot of money and/or play out a string that will not end well. (more...)
Band's back together as Philadelphia 76ers defeat New York Knicks Band's back together as Philadelphia 76ers defeat New York Knicks
- December 26, 2017

And teams are obviously trying to make it as hard as they can for me. "Look at their roster, if they stay healthy, they're going to do really good things". Click through the gallery below to see some of the basketball sneakers the players have worn throughout the season that will likely be on the court on Christmas Day. (more...)
Lonzo Ball ruled out for Christmas Day game Lonzo Ball ruled out for Christmas Day game
- December 26, 2017

The Lakers' head coach Luke Walton used 12 of his 13 available players as small forward Brandon Ingram was held out for injuries following an intense game with National Basketball Association defending champion the Golden State Warriors in Oakland Friday night. (more...)
Mutko stepping down as Russia Football Union chief Mutko stepping down as Russia Football Union chief
- December 25, 2017

FIFA has so far declined to follow in the footsteps in the International Olympic Committee and sanction Mutko, claiming the allegations against him have nothing to do with football. Mutko had said earlier this month that he was ready to resign if called upon by the country's leadership. Besides being a former Russian sports minister, Mutko has been a longtime sports policy associate of President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Ozil Involved In Another Big Match Goal For Arsenal Following Liverpool clash Ozil Involved In Another Big Match Goal For Arsenal Following Liverpool clash
- December 25, 2017

Liverpool took a 2-0 first-half lead at the Emirates Stadium on Friday ( 22 December ) thanks to strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah . Mignolet has faced 52 shots on target over the course of the season (only Thibaut Courtois and Ederson have had less shots on targets against them in terms of goalkeepers that have played 15 games or more this season). (more...)
Seahawks' defense stout in win over Cowboys Seahawks' defense stout in win over Cowboys
- December 25, 2017

Instead of third-and-goal, the Cowboys faced second-and-goal from the Seahawks' 12. Prescott opted to try and throw but couldn't get the pass off to a wide-open Cole Beasley because there was pressure right in Prescott's face. One of those was Prescott's other interception, a throw behind Bryant that went through his hands and was grabbed by K.J. Wright at the Seattle 20. (more...)
Countdown to Paydirt: Christmas showdown in Philadelphia Countdown to Paydirt: Christmas showdown in Philadelphia
- December 25, 2017

If this team doesn't, putting up the white flag early against the Eagles could Christmas night into a slaughter. "When you look back on it, you're like, 'Did that guy throw a ridiculous amount of touchdowns passes?'" Just like any other Monday night, there will be football tonight along with a bonus afternoon matchup. (more...)
Has Wilshere's plucky performance against Liverpool earned him a new contract? Has Wilshere's plucky performance against Liverpool earned him a new contract?
- December 25, 2017

While Wenger wasn't open to talking about Ozil's future, he added some clarity on Jack Wilshere's situation with the club, claiming that the Gunners would like to keep the players they've brought up through their system. "I've played a lot of games in the Europa League and built my fitness up". What we did was not good enough, we had nothing to lose, we wanted to go for it but at half-time we were only 1-0 down, it could have been game over. (more...)
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...)

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