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Dijk eager to work with Klopp Dijk eager to work with Klopp
- January 01, 2018

Van Dijk featured in all 12 games against the "big six" when his team earned 20 points - or 1.66 per game - against Manchester City , Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea . " Sami Hyypia had 4 when he played here [at Liverpool] and he played 10 years for my team in Holland, Willem II ". Van Dijk snubbed advances from the Premier League and the La Liga leaders and opted to join Jurgen Klopp's side. (more...)
Paul Scholes warns Manchester United that Champions League qualification is not assured Paul Scholes warns Manchester United that Champions League qualification is not assured
- January 01, 2018

The 20-time English champions dropped to third place in the Premier League table following a return of three points from their last three games to leave Manchester United a mere three points ahead of Liverpool FC. You have to say the manager has to take responsibility for that. Everton await on New Year's Day and Pogba has demanded better from his side, despite the short turnaround. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday coming off the bench Isaiah Thomas will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday coming off the bench
- January 01, 2018

After a 24-12 start to the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, the Cleveland Cavaliers received great news to begin the new year. Head coach Tyronn Lue said over the weekend that Thomas would not play in back-to-backs in his return and the Cavs host the Portland Trail Blazers the previous night. (more...)
MS closes strong in 74-69 win over SC MS closes strong in 74-69 win over SC
- January 01, 2018

The Sugar Bears built a lead as large as 22 in the fourth quarter before the Lady Lions (1-12, 0-2) were able to close it to the final margin. The back-and-forth battle came down to the final seconds of the game. There seemed to be more effort defensively in both halves. He got in foul trouble and played only five minutes in the first half. The strategy worked as none of the group picked up a third foul before intermission. (more...)
Leicester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings Leicester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings
- January 01, 2018

Terriers head coach Wagner has been assured by club owner Dean Hoyle that no players will be sold without his say so and insisted recently the likes of Christopher Schindler and Aaron Mooy will be staying in West Yorkshire. Leicester City manager Claude Puel: "This is a crucial game for us". Leicester remained eighth with the win over midtable Huddersfield, which has won just two of its last 11 league games. (more...)
Colts request to interview Josh McDaniels
- January 01, 2018

McDaniels' name has come up in connection with the Giants, Colts and Bears. The Indianapolis Colts have made their first big move of their offseason earlier this morning when according to league sources , they reached out to the New England Patriots seeking permission to interview their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels . (more...)
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announces retirement Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announces retirement
- January 01, 2018

His retirement could also factor into whether veterans Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer plan to continue their playing careers. The 65-year-old Arians announced he was indeed going to retire after five seasons with the Cardinals , a move not unexpected but the first domino in what could be an offseason of significant change for the franchise. (more...)
Redskins finish season with loss to rival Giants
- January 01, 2018

The Redskins held the Giants to 121 net passing yards and have now held three consecutive opponents to 200 or fewer passing yards for the first time since a seven-game streak in Weeks 4-11 of the 2009 season. Kerrigan became the first player in Redskins history to start all 16 games in each of his first seven National Football League seasons. Then just before halftime, Kerrigan recorded another sack. (more...)
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees retires Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees retires
- January 01, 2018

Pees is known for his ability to adjust his defenses mid-game, creating different looks for opposing offenses. That didn't work out that way due to Baltimore losing to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and both the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans winning their games in order to keep the Ravens out of the playoffs. (more...)
Packers WR Davante Adams gets four-year contract extension Packers WR Davante Adams gets four-year contract extension
- January 01, 2018

The Green Bay Packers appear to finally be making some changes. Adams is recovering from a concussion he sustained in Week 15. "He's done it every single week, made plays". Jeffery signed a four-year, $52 million deal earlier this month. In the postseason, Adams started all three of the Packers games and caught 16 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. (more...)
Detroit Lions fire Jim Caldwell; GM Quinn eyeing Patriots reunion with Patricia? Detroit Lions fire Jim Caldwell; GM Quinn eyeing Patriots reunion with Patricia?
- January 01, 2018

Unless this team drastically improves in the offseason, their chances to make the playoffs are none without Stafford for a portion of the year. Caldwell will finish his four-year run in Detroit with a 36-28 record . Two more scores. But ever since then, nothing. Williams was open and the pass was slightly behind him, but he got two hands on it and tipped it right to Davis. (more...)
Liverpool Edge Burnley, Leicester City Thrash Huddersfield Liverpool Edge Burnley, Leicester City Thrash Huddersfield
- January 01, 2018

Finally, a second Premier League victory in January for Jurgen Klopp at the ninth attempt. And given the demands on his attacking players during this busy run, the German has named Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , Sadio Mane and Dominic Solanke up front at Turf Moor, with neither Philippe Coutinho (thigh) or Mohamed Salah (groin) travelling. (more...)
4 reasons why firing John Fox was the right move 4 reasons why firing John Fox was the right move
- January 01, 2018

Fox previously served as head coach of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers . His.292 win percentage was the second-lowest in the charter franchise's history, behind only Abe Gibron (.274). But despite a clear commitment to the long view, the Bears ultimately decided Fox wasn't the right coach to lead them into a future that has been littered with uncertainty. (more...)
KISS' Ace Frehley Tapped to Open NHL Winter Classic Outdoor Game KISS' Ace Frehley Tapped to Open NHL Winter Classic Outdoor Game
- January 01, 2018

Beyond the buildup, the weather, the special jerseys, the national stage and the larger crowds, Jason Pominville recalled one thing that can be overlooked in a Winter Classic: It's a regular-season matchup and points count. Four games in total were played, two weekends each featuring a double-header, with the action concluding the second Saturday in January with Boston University against the University of Maine. (more...)
Liverpool to take Nike to court over Coutinho Barcelona announcement? Liverpool to take Nike to court over Coutinho Barcelona announcement?
- January 01, 2018

The marketing scheme, which was live online on Saturday night, urged fans to buy a Coutinho shirt. The Catalan side, however, made several attempts at signing the Brazilian a year ago but could not reach the 200 million euros ($240.04 million) Liverpool wanted for the midfielder, local media reported at the time. (more...)
Pep provides worrying Man City injury update after Palace draw Pep provides worrying Man City injury update after Palace draw
- January 01, 2018

Man City boss Pep Guardiola reveals Gabriel Jesus could be out for 'maybe one or two months" after coming off in the 23rd minute. Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. It remains to be seen if Guardiola moves to bolster his attack by prising Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January, however the City boss said in his post-match news conference that he expects the forward to stay with the Gunners. (more...)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says penalty decision hard to accept Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says penalty decision hard to accept
- January 01, 2018

It's hard to accept. "We had to deal with the pressure and fair play to the players they did". VAR technology will be used for the first time in a competitive match in England when Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion face each other in the FA Cup next month. (more...)
Jets get it right extending Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan Jets get it right extending Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan
- January 01, 2018

And just the conversations we have out there - he's a smart dude. The New York Jets have extended the contracts of general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles , despite the fact they will wrap up a second consecutive losing National Football League season. (more...)
LeSean McCoy could play in Bills' playoff game Sunday LeSean McCoy could play in Bills' playoff game Sunday
- January 01, 2018

He also scored his first career touchdown. The Bills scored on their opening possession as Taylor rolled left and threw to the right, hitting a wide open Nick O'Leary in the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown. Drake was tangled up with a Bills player during the melee and wound up throwing his opponent's helmet across the field. Drake was scarcely used early in the year but later emerged as Miami's lead back after the Dolphins dealt Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia. (more...)
Why Charles Woodson believes Jon Gruden would be good for Derek Carr
- January 01, 2018

Del Rio, who received a four-year contract extension from the Raiders in February, posted an 18-13 mark with the franchise, going 7-9 and 12-4 his first two seasons. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. Before the Raiders move to Las Vegas was finalized, Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson was ready to be a part of the relocation process. (more...)
Ronaldo ready to force Man United move as Perez relationship sours Ronaldo ready to force Man United move as Perez relationship sours
- January 01, 2018

Now approaching the age of 33 and in the twilight years of his career, Ronaldo has won pretty much everything there is to possibly win for both club and country. However, the transfer window closed with Ronaldo remaining a Real Madrid player. The Daily Record claims that the main reason for this fallout is due to Perez not withholding his promise to improve Ronaldo's financial agreement with the club following their successes last season. (more...)
Guardiola to visit Johor if City emerge champions Guardiola to visit Johor if City emerge champions
- January 01, 2018

But City have faced nine matches during a busy December, and are set to play a minimum of seven during January, with four fixtures in the Premier League, a two-legged League Cup semi-final against Championship side Bristol City and an FA Cup third round home tie against Burnley. (more...)
Andy Dalton TD Pass to Tyler Boyd Knocks Ravens Out of Playoffs Andy Dalton TD Pass to Tyler Boyd Knocks Ravens Out of Playoffs
- January 01, 2018

Running backs: Alex Collins' touchdown run in the third quarter was tremendous. The presence of Danny Woodhead and Buck Allen will limit Collins to a two-down role. Dalton released a pass just over the outstretched arm of linebacker C.J. Mosley. And then Baltimore took a pass interference and a defensive holding call - on a 3rd and 5 - before giving up a 49-yard touchdown to Tyler Boyd on 4th and 12 with 44 seconds left in the game - which had stretched longer than any other of the ... (more...)
Black, Williams help Illini hold off Grand Canyon, 62-58 Black, Williams help Illini hold off Grand Canyon, 62-58
- January 01, 2018

Saturday was the day IL had an opportunity to show that its stellar first-half performance against Missouri one week ago was only a glimpse of what's to come. Illinois' bench has outscored opponents in 12 of its 14 contests this season, giving Underwood more options and fresher players as the games go on, which should be a key factor in Big Ten Conference play. (more...)
76ers' Embiid injures right hand in win over Suns 76ers' Embiid injures right hand in win over Suns
- January 01, 2018

I want to push through stuff and I want to play. The Philadelphia 76ers might now be learning how to win after blowing a big lead, having done it in back-to-back games. Phoenix trailed 73-55 with 9:20 left in the third quarter and went on a 32-11 run to take the lead before the quarter ended. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown didn't have an update when asked about Embiid's injury status after the game, nor did the team before the Sixers left the arena. (more...)
Thousands Evacuated After Fireworks Display Explodes On NSW Central Coast Thousands Evacuated After Fireworks Display Explodes On NSW Central Coast
- January 01, 2018

Pictures and videos shared on social media show how the pyrotechnic display on Terrigal Beach , around 40 miles north of Sydney, went wrong within five minutes in the most awestricken way, as a loud explosion set off dozens of colorful fireworks in different directions into the night sky. (more...)
Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis
- January 01, 2018

From 2012-14, Pagano led the team to three consecutive 11-5 seasons and playoff appearances. Pagano's season was behind the 8-ball from the start with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck not taking a single snap all season due to offseason shoulder surgery. (more...)
Lou Lamoriello keeping Maple Leafs off Las Vegas strip Lou Lamoriello keeping Maple Leafs off Las Vegas strip
- January 01, 2018

Vegas will bring in an National Hockey League expansion team record six-game winning streak - it's third winning streak of five games or more this season - into the matinee contest with the Maple Leafs (23-14-2), who have had a day to recuperate after losing in overtime at Colorado 4-3 on Friday night. (more...)
Wayne Rooney on Everton bench against Bournemouth Wayne Rooney on Everton bench against Bournemouth
- January 01, 2018

Eric Bailly is out for the foreseeable future with a serious ankle injury sustained on worldwide duty with Cote d'Ivoire which has resulted in the need for surgery, while Marouane Fellaini will still be unavailable due to a knee injury and Antonio Valencia is unlikely to recover from his hamstring problem in time to feature. (more...)
Jets bench Hackenberg, end season with 26-6 loss to Patriots Jets bench Hackenberg, end season with 26-6 loss to Patriots
- January 01, 2018

He never removed the winter jacket from his shoulder pads. The New York Jets have nearly no shot at making the playoffs after Sunday's. Todd Bowles never considered putting him in the game. After an Aldrick Rosas field goal in the second quarter, the Giants special teams allowed Washington to pull within five when Brad Wing shanked a punt to Jamison Crowder with 17 seconds remaining. (more...)

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