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Pete Carroll denies retirement speculation Pete Carroll denies retirement speculation
- December 31, 2017

Seattle will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2011 unless it beats the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and the Atlanta Falcons lose to the Carolina Panthers . Why? The Seahawks could be looking at some serious roster changes in the upcoming months, with the potential losses of Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Sheldon Richardson and Jimmy Graham. (more...)
Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) Upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy"
- December 31, 2017

The stock decreased 0.82% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $176.46. About 965,291 shares traded. The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV) has risen 16.30% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Wunderlich to "Buy". 750 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $129,325 were sold by Stretch Colin. (more...)
Steelers QB Roethlisberger, RB Bell out vs. Browns Steelers QB Roethlisberger, RB Bell out vs. Browns
- December 31, 2017

Two plays later, Duke Johnson ran into the end zone for the 2-yard touchdown that cut the Steelers lead to 14-7 with 11:46 remaining in the second quarter. What went right: Twelve seconds after the Browns forged a 21-21 tie, the Steelers took the lead right back on a 96-yard kickoff return by JuJu Smith-Schuster. (more...)
Broncos likely to fire head coach Vance Joseph
- December 31, 2017

If he throws for 100 yards and gets intercepted five times, that'd suck, but it's just one game and all rookie quarterbacks usually suck in their first bit of National Football League action. "Obviously, he missed the last couple games which is sad for him, but, he had a good year for us". You have to stay consistent because the message comes from the coach. (more...)
Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Predictions Against The Spread 12/31/17 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Predictions Against The Spread 12/31/17
- December 31, 2017

What will be worth watching is how well Charles Leno Jr. holds up against Griffen (assuming Griffen stays in the game), to confirm or dispute my belief that one of the Bears' two greatest needs is an upgrade at Leno's position. Jordan Howard has rushed for over 1,000 yards and is a power back who has nine touchdowns on the ground this year. The Bears listed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson and tight end Adam Shaheen as questionable, while tackle Bobby Massie and guard Josh Sitton are ... (more...)
Rob Gronkowski misses practice with illness as Tom Brady returns Rob Gronkowski misses practice with illness as Tom Brady returns
- December 31, 2017

If the New England Patriots are to lock down the top seed in the AFC playoffs , they still need to defeat the New York Jets this weekend at Gillette Stadium. There are no expectations that the Jets will put the Patriots in a hole early, and Bill Belichick would sure appreciate it if expectation became reality. (more...)
Jack Del Rio Expected to Remain Raiders HC Unless Jon Gruden Returns Jack Del Rio Expected to Remain Raiders HC Unless Jon Gruden Returns
- December 31, 2017

ESPN is reporting that Davis is ready to offer Jon Gruden the head coaching position and an ownership stake. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas in 2020. Owner Mark Davis was "coy" when asked about the potential deal . In the final game of his Husky career, junior defensive lineman Vita Vea held back tears as he walked off the field following Washington's 35-28 loss to Penn State in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl. (more...)
Vikas Gupta Explains His Cry Baby Attitude In Detail Vikas Gupta Explains His Cry Baby Attitude In Detail
- December 31, 2017

Well, looks like the remaining 6 will be ringing in the New Years in true Bigg Boss style! The former Roadies and Splitsvilla contestant was thrown out of the show after getting physical with Akash and returned as a wild card contestant. I could only laugh at his expression, and then had to convince him that he has survived, yet another eviction. Vikas forcefully picks up a fight with Priyank as the latter keeps laughing at his stint. (more...)
Conte hails a year to remember for Chelsea Conte hails a year to remember for Chelsea
- December 31, 2017

It'd be hard for Conte not to be encouraged after he left Eden Hazard , Cesc Fabregas , Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Andreas Christensen out of his lineup and still clobbered a Premier League opponent. Rudiger headed in Willian's cross for the first goal in the third minute before Drinkwater scored his first goal for Chelsea by firing a rising shot into the top corner after Pedro's cross was deflected out. (more...)
Bournemouth 2-1 Everton: Fraser wins it late on Bournemouth 2-1 Everton: Fraser wins it late on
- December 31, 2017

Defensively, only three teams have allowed more goals this season. Ibe also kept Pickford busy with a low strike from the edge of the box, but the visitors looked typically miserly in defence, as they have done so often in keeping five clean sheets in just seven games under Allardyce. (more...)
No Aguero or Silva for City against Crystal Palace No Aguero or Silva for City against Crystal Palace
- December 31, 2017

That preserved City's unbeaten run but the incident seconds later, when Puncheon felled De Bruyne and the key midfielder was carried off on a stretcher, could deal a huge blow to City's ambitions at home and overseas. However, neither side were able to create a substantial opening in the remaining moments leaving the scores goalless at half-time. Palace's Patrick van Aanholt tested Ederson with a powerful strike from 25 yards that forced the goalkeeper to tip wide, but the visitors ... (more...)
LSU may be looking to replace Canada as Offensive Coordinator LSU may be looking to replace Canada as Offensive Coordinator
- December 31, 2017

The game is scheduled for Monday at noon. With the 2017 college football season rapidly coming to a close, and bowl games coming in fast and furious, the PFF Draft Team is hot on the trails of all the noteworthy bowl games across the country that feature some top, next-level players. (more...)
Jamie Lewis makes last eight after beating James Richardson Jamie Lewis makes last eight after beating James Richardson
- December 31, 2017

And the shocks kept coming yesterday as No.5 seed Mensur Suljovic was sent tumbling out of the tournament 4-0 by Belgium's World Youth champion Dimitri van Den Bergh. Van Barneveld, who claimed his last world title in 2007, notched his second 121 checkout before hitting double eight to make it a level game. The second set was as closely-matched but Taylor edged past his 26-year-old opponent after he missed a double 13 finish to level at 1-1. (more...)
Behind Seahawks Enemy Lines: Arizona Cardinals 2.0 Behind Seahawks Enemy Lines: Arizona Cardinals 2.0
- December 31, 2017

The game marks Baker's first trip back to Seattle since starring at the University of Washington. All they have to do is win on Sunday. Doug Baldwin led the team with 4 catches for 35 yards and a touchdown, while Paul Richardson added 21 yards and Mike Davis added 4 catches of his own. (more...)
Gabriel Jesus Leaves Pitch In Tears With Potential World Cup Ending Injury Gabriel Jesus Leaves Pitch In Tears With Potential World Cup Ending Injury
- December 31, 2017

Pep Guardiola: "He's [Jesus] injured, hopefully it will be one month or two months out and Kevin, I don't know whats going on". De Bruyne left the match on a stretcher after Puncheon made contact with De Bruyne at shin-height. A big fan of Gabriel Jesus' energy and off the ball work, he will have to suffice with the ruthless finishing and intelligent movement of Sergio Agüero for the time being. (more...)
Chelsea will renew interest in Everton's Barkley while Spurs bide time Chelsea will renew interest in Everton's Barkley while Spurs bide time
- December 31, 2017

Competitors to the midfielder's signature, such as Tottenham , would rather pick up the England global on a free transfer when his contract expires, the publication reports, with the Blues willing to splash the cash to beat out their rivals. (more...)
Arsenal Consider Zaha As Replacement For Wantaway Sanchez Arsenal Consider Zaha As Replacement For Wantaway Sanchez
- December 31, 2017

The 28-year-old has not made a single start in the Premier League this season but feels a January switch would help put "himself in the shop window as he looks to secure a summer move". Instead, they should be looking to minimise their losses going forward, he added. Former striker Thierry Henry told Sky Sports (h/t the Independent ) the Arsenal celebrations show there are now divisions within the squad. (more...)
FA Charge Man United's Young For Violent Conduct FA Charge Man United's Young For Violent Conduct
- December 31, 2017

Young now has until 5pm today to respond to the charge. Manchester United's Ashley Young could miss up to three Premier League games after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following a clash with Dusan Tadic . (more...)
What to do with Alex Collins What to do with Alex Collins
- December 31, 2017

Baltimore will be all-in for this game, especially against a division rival. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a Super Bowl contender and the Ravens nearly beat them. But Lewis did share a light moment with Cincinnati media on Friday. After that first one, it's like, 'Wow.' A little soreness, new nicks and bruises. (more...)
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 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...)