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Texans likely to keep Bill O'Brien as head coach, sources say
- December 31, 2017

After another insane offseason that included the unloading of Osweiler and trading up for DeShaun Watson, the Texans finally appeared to have some clarity and direction for the team going forward, but rumors of a poor relationship between coach and management persisted. (more...)
Manchester United to battle rivals City for €60m-rated Barcelona star Manchester United to battle rivals City for €60m-rated Barcelona star
- December 31, 2017

Notorious Spanish rumourmongers Don Balon claim that both United and City could tussle it out for the centre-half in January if the duo opt to activate the release clause fee in Umtiti's contract. Both Mourinho and Guardiola have injury problems at the back with Eric Bailly and Vincent Kompany sidelined, and the opportunity to try and lure Umtiti away from Catalonia would be too good to resist. (more...)
Man Utd watching Napoli midfielder Jorginho Man Utd watching Napoli midfielder Jorginho
- December 31, 2017

In anticipation of Carrick's possible retirement, Man Utd have reportedly begun identifying potential replacements. Mourinho is in the market for a new holding midfielder as he prepares for life without 36-year-old veteran Michael Carrick. (more...)
Jets vs Patriots Week 17 Preview; Adams to Face Gronk Once Again Jets vs Patriots Week 17 Preview; Adams to Face Gronk Once Again
- December 31, 2017

NY obviously has nothing to play for here except pride, but the Patriots can wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory in this one. The Patriots have been getting off to rough starts on offense recently. Earlier this season, the Pats beat the Jets 24-17. With the playoffs looming, minimizing star players' exposure to potential injury is going to be in the back of the coaching staff's collective mind. (more...)
Nottingham Forest sack manager Mark Warburton Nottingham Forest sack manager Mark Warburton
- December 31, 2017

Warburton took Rangers back to the Premiership but didn't even last a full season in the top flight after a string of poor results. Forest are 14th in the Sky Bet Championship and Warburton's departure was announced by the club this morning. (more...)
Ben Stokes to be withdrawn from England's ODI squad Ben Stokes to be withdrawn from England's ODI squad
- December 31, 2017

Stokes is now unavailable for global selection as he waits to discover whether he will be charged for the incident in Bristol on 25 September. Stokes was dropped from England's Ashes Test tour after he was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in Bristol on September 25. (more...)
Reds land record £75m Van Dijk Reds land record £75m Van Dijk
- December 31, 2017

The top deals took Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City and Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton but much of the spending came from clubs in the bottom half, led by Crystal Palace laying out £26m on Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp and West Ham over £18m on Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass. (more...)
Daria Gavrilova outclasses Eugenie Bouchard at Hopman Cup Daria Gavrilova outclasses Eugenie Bouchard at Hopman Cup
- December 31, 2017

Daria Gavrilova gave Australia the flawless start on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 demolition of former world number five Eugenie Bouchard in 78 minutes before Kokkinakis secured the tie win with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over world number 108 Vasek Pospisil. (more...)
Paul Pogba urges United to "wake up"
- December 31, 2017

Jose Mourinho's men failed to break the Saints down at Old Trafford , with Paul Pogba's offside strike the closest they came to snatching three points. "They need to liven up this team because top four isn't guaranteed for me at this stage", he said. They sat back completely unnecessarily against a side who were beaten 5-2 by Tottenham Hotspur just four days at Wembley. (more...)
Neil Magny Beats Carlos Condit in One-Sided Decision (UFC 219 Results) Neil Magny Beats Carlos Condit in One-Sided Decision (UFC 219 Results)
- December 31, 2017

The loss moved Magny's career record to 19-7, with six knockouts and three submissions. Two judges scored the fight 30-27 for Magny while one judge scored it 29-28. A front kick to the body lands for Magny and he follows it up with a punch to the body. The two fighters traded leg kicks and Condit landed another body kick. (more...)
Dana White on Floyd Mayweather to UFC: 'Don't count anything out' Dana White on Floyd Mayweather to UFC: 'Don't count anything out'
- December 31, 2017

The last time we heard from one Floyd Mayweather Jr ., he was saying that he could fight in UFC if he really wanted to. Floyd's gonna come back and he's gonna fight McGregor in the Octagon.' So they can leverage and get another big deal. (more...)
Cross wins first set against Van Gerwen Cross wins first set against Van Gerwen
- December 31, 2017

He has the ideal chance to live up to that reputation on New Year's Day (Tuesday NZ time) against the man himself after the 57-year-old master remained on course for a fairytale finish to his illustrious career. Cross hit 50 in two darts to lead 3-2 and then missed a dart at the bull for the match in leg six before van Gerwen landed double 18 for 3-3. "At points I felt inexperienced, I really did, but I still got through. (more...)
$0.91 EPS Expected for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX)
- December 31, 2017

As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 22. (NASDAQ:MKTX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: "MarketAxess Announces Monthly Volume Statistics for November 2017" on December 04, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "MarketAxess Holdings, Inc". (more...)
76ers vs. Nuggets Predictions: Will Philly Pull Off Upset? 12/30/17 76ers vs. Nuggets Predictions: Will Philly Pull Off Upset? 12/30/17
- December 31, 2017

Redick who connected on two jumpers to help get the Sixers a 6-0 lead. The Philadelphia 76ers (15-19) couldn't follow up their Christmas Day win over the New York Knicks as they suffered another disappointing setback in Portland. Holmes posted 14 points, three rebounds, three assists in 19 minutes off the bench. McConnell (10) combined for 38 points off of the bench. The Sixers didn't get their first points of the second half until almost five minutes in, and those came on free throws by ... (more...)
UFC 219: Carla Esparza edges out Cynthia Calvillo by decision UFC 219: Carla Esparza edges out Cynthia Calvillo by decision
- December 31, 2017

Esparza was aggressive as the two strawweights threw down to end a close fight. She looks for punches and Calvillo very nicely times a takedown off of that and lands it. Calvillo into the clinch against the cage, but Esparza gets out of that and gotes back to striking range. leg kick for Esparza. Esparza would shoot only when Calvillo would take the pressure off, and Calvillo would counter her with little effort. (more...)
Chelsea v Stoke City Chelsea v Stoke City
- December 31, 2017

Davide Zappacosta scored a late fifth from 20 yards out as the Blues made it five wins from their last six games. Full match report to follow... Antonio Rudiger set the Blues on their way towards victory by firing the west London side ahead in the third minute. (more...)
Fulton Bank NA Takes Position in Apache Co
- December 31, 2017

Institute For Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Apache Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.33B market cap company. Cedar Hill Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 1.13% or 142,540 shares. They expect $0.03 earnings per share, down 81.25% or $0.13 from last year's $0.16 per share. (more...)
Hazard`s father: He awaits a call from Real Madrid Hazard`s father: He awaits a call from Real Madrid
- December 31, 2017

Chelsea are still involved in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup and have a Champions League last-16 tie with Barcelona to come, leaving them a good chance of finishing 2017-18 with silverware. Hazard's father, however, said that the Belgian worldwide has not signed any contract with the club led by Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid's coach. In this case, I have to respect the opinion. (more...)
Khabib Nurmagomedov Makes Weight For UFC 219 Khabib Nurmagomedov Makes Weight For UFC 219
- December 31, 2017

I think I can make this weight, 145, too. Because this is one of the biggest fights in Russian MMA. I'm happy to report that Khabib did indeed make weight at the commission weigh-ins Friday morning in Las Vegas, coming in at 155.5 pounds (non-title fighters may weigh in up to a pound above their limit). (more...)
South Africa hammers Zimbabwe by innings in 4-day test South Africa hammers Zimbabwe by innings in 4-day test
- December 31, 2017

The right-hander, known for his pyrotechnics, scored a quickfire 53 helping after coming into bat at number four. "It's not like only two guys are playing in this series". We rather have them do two sessions like today, get into the Test match zone, test ourselves. The two batsmen have been an integral part of the star-studded franchise and have stitched memorable stands to help their team win matches in the cash-rich league. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis's 30 Points Help Knicks Top Pelicans and End Skid Kristaps Porzingis's 30 Points Help Knicks Top Pelicans and End Skid
- December 31, 2017

Anthony Davis led the Pelicans (18-18) scoring a game-high 31 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double. Porzingis finished with 30 points, including nine points in the final four minutes, and seven rebounds. After squandering a double-digit third-quarter lead, the Knicks had to erase an 8-point deficit in the final 3 minutes. The Knicks were still down by 5 with 1:30 remaining, but Porzingis scored seven straight points to give NY a two-point lead. (more...)
Livid Mark Richt bumps ref after controversial no-call in Orange Bowl
- December 31, 2017

Several members of the Miami support staff attempted to corral Richt, but he pushed them away as well. Wisconsin would score a touchdown on the ensuing play to take a 24-14 lead into halftime. ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath asked Richt at halftime what attributed to his frustration. His curt response included a simple "watch the tape" before he exited the field. (more...)
#2 MSU routs Cleveland State #2 MSU routs Cleveland State
- December 31, 2017

Savannah State shoots an absurd amount of 3-pointers per game - almost 40 - and the Tigers also have a poor defense. Their 63-point first half was the highest since Izzo became head coach in 1995. "I feel like everybody is trying to buy in to their jobs and what they're supposed to do on the team". The Cowboys (10-3, 0-1), the nation's No. 2 free throw shooting team entering the game, went just 11 of 19 from the line in the second half. (more...)
Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job
- December 31, 2017

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported it's a "coin flip" as to whether the Raiders will fire head coach Jack Del Rio at the end of the 2017 season. Why would Gruden want the Raiders job? . He now serves as the color commentator during the Monday Night Football telecast, a job he has insisted he is happy in. (more...)
Chelsea vs. Stoke City live stream info, TV channel, time Chelsea vs. Stoke City live stream info, TV channel, time
- December 31, 2017

Chelsea will once again be without David Luiz as the defender is still nursing a knee injury but Conte hopes to have him available again for the FA Cup clash with Norwich next weekend. "We started the game very well, with great desire to score early", said Conte. "But usually I am more anxious when our striker doesn't have the opportunities to score". (more...)
Man City fans excited as Guardiola splashes out on Manchester apartment Man City fans excited as Guardiola splashes out on Manchester apartment
- December 31, 2017

Raheem Sterling says Manchester City are motivated by the pursuit of silverware rather than the promise of breaking more records as the Premier League leaders chase another landmark at Crystal Palace tomorrow. Carragher acknowledged Mourinho's success in winning the EFL Cup and Europa League during his first season at Old Trafford last term but feels he is lagging behind Guardiola when it comes to helping players to reach their potential. (more...)
Arsene Wenger 'worried about division in Arsenal camp'
- December 31, 2017

It's onwards and upwards for the England hopeful and he even admitted in his post-match interview that he's noticed improvements in his game. Speaking after the game Wilshere said: "I'm happy with my form. Jack Wilshere has revealed that he expects to sign a new deal to extend his future at Arsenal following a brilliant performance at Selhurst Park. (more...)
Kashmir: 3 jawans injured as terrorist attack CRPF camp in Pulwama Kashmir: 3 jawans injured as terrorist attack CRPF camp in Pulwama
- December 31, 2017

As per media reports, the attack was carried out around 2:10 am at Lethpora. A gun-battle between the terrorists and security forces was underway when last reports came in. Hinting that the terrorist might be planning an attack on New Years, the CRPF official also said that there is quite a possibility of a similar type of attack on other camps also. (more...)
Paul Scholes Has A Damning Assessment Of Paul Pogba Paul Scholes Has A Damning Assessment Of Paul Pogba
- December 31, 2017

Jose Mourinho's side failed to break down Mauricio Pellegrini's team, who haven't won a league fixture since beating Everton back in November and conceded five goals against Tottenham on Boxing Day. "We didn't have the final pass today, and we had a penalty that wasn't given, and if we had that, and scored, it would've changed the game". 'I had to bring on Marcus Rashford to play 90 minutes when he clearly needs rest. (more...)
Offensive outburst lifts Butler past No. 1 Villanova Offensive outburst lifts Butler past No. 1 Villanova
- December 31, 2017

The Butler Bulldogs handed the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats their first loss of the season, 101-93, on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It's the first time Villanova allowed 100 points to an opponent since a 101-80 defeat to the Creighton Bluejays on February 16, 2014. But trying to explain another loss in this series, all while ranked No. (more...)

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