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Wolves-New Orleans gameday preview Wolves-New Orleans gameday preview
- January 07, 2018

The Timberwolves followed a deflating, one-point loss in Brooklyn on Wednesday with a sluggish seven-point defeat at the hands of the mighty Celtics in Boston on Friday night. He is the NBA's eighth-leading scorer and eighth-leading rebounder this season, averaging 25.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 21 games. Players to watch: Wolves G Jimmy Butler has averaged 21 points in two games vs. (more...)
Franco Armani : Franco Armani : "Es el más grande de la Argentina"
- January 07, 2018

El portero argentino, conmovido hasta las lágrimas, se comprometió a retirarse en el cuadro antioqueño. "Me comprometo que mi final de carrera deportiva me voy a retirar en Atlético Nacional ". El portero dijo que no es un adiós, sino un hasta luego. René Higuita, histórico arquero de la institución, también estuvo. Acá volverás y te recibirán con amor. (more...)
Lionel Messi's father plays down talk of Catalan exit clause at Barcelona Lionel Messi's father plays down talk of Catalan exit clause at Barcelona
- January 07, 2018

According to reports in Spanish publication El Mundo , Messi's contract features an eye-watering release clause of €700million. It runs until June 2021 and contains a 700 million euro (£623 million) buy-out clause. The paper claims Messi demanded that Barca insert a release clause in his latest contract, signed late past year, which stipulates that he will only stay at the club in the event of independence if they remain in "a top European league". (more...)
Drummond out for Pistons against Harden-less Rockets Drummond out for Pistons against Harden-less Rockets
- January 07, 2018

Detroit is only four games over.500, but the Pistons have beaten Golden State, Boston, San Antonio, Minnesota and now Houston. John Geliebter, USA TODAY Sports Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy shouts at his team during the first quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (more...)
NC State upsets No. 2 Duke, 96-85 NC State upsets No. 2 Duke, 96-85
- January 07, 2018

The first came against Arizona in the Bahamas. "If they see us getting a little bit exhausted or not approaching it for a certain amount of time, they're going to take advantage of that and they did". "[The Blue Devils] are really talented", Yurtseven said. "In the challenge, rise". "When I'm lacking the toughness. he responds in a way that gets me going, so it definitely helps". (more...)
Bergeron nets four goals as Bruins rout Hurricanes Bergeron nets four goals as Bruins rout Hurricanes
- January 07, 2018

Bergeron became the 16th Bruins player to score four goals in a single game and the first since 1999. Jordan Staal scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who pulled goalie Cam Ward just 5:43 into the game after he allowed two quick goals on his first two shots faced. (more...)
Lions expected to hire Patriots' Matt Patricia as head coach Lions expected to hire Patriots' Matt Patricia as head coach
- January 07, 2018

But it had been reported they'd interview him on Saturday. The rumors got so wild that Belichick was even connected to the Lions' opening, though the odds of the greatest National Football League coach of all time leaving New England for Detroit is vanishingly small. (more...)
Conor McGregor lashes out at Showtime's Stephen Espinoza once again
- January 07, 2018

The Showtime guys, I'll never work with them again. White has promised to get into boxing this year as a promoter - but already it looks like one network is totally off the table for him in the form of Showtime. Now that the dust has settled on the event after Mayweather's 10th round TKO win on August 26th, White has recently expressed his frustration with Espinoza and Showtime Sports. (more...)
Mike Tindall: our daughter has eased miscarriage heartache Mike Tindall: our daughter has eased miscarriage heartache
- January 07, 2018

It's believed that the baby will arrive after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child , due in April (via BBC ). The British royal, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and her retired rugby player husband are already the proud parents of three-year-old daughter Mia . (more...)
Arizona coach Sean Miller after loss: 'I can't reach' players Arizona coach Sean Miller after loss: 'I can't reach' players
- January 07, 2018

The Wildcats ride a nine-game winning streak into Boulder, including an 84-78 victory against Arizona State, with some of the best frontcourt play in the country. We do it for a while. We know we're good basketball team. "With our team, it's really hard to get our guys to run as fast as they can. I thought our zone helped keep them off-balance and keep them out of rhythm". (more...)
Day 1 of harsh Dakar Rally in Peru: Qatar's Al-Attiyah leads Day 1 of harsh Dakar Rally in Peru: Qatar's Al-Attiyah leads
- January 07, 2018

Loeb said that his brakes had failed just three kilometers into the stage. 'There were dunes with steep descents, so I had to stop accelerating 200 metres before that to avoid any risks. Originally the Paris-Dakar rally ran from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal. In addition to the Dakar Village, which will feature giant screens, official items stores, virtual reality experiences and official vehicle exhibitions, there will also be two other similar fairs in the cities of Pisco (Ica) and Puno. (more...)
Knights blank Predators for 8th consecutive win Knights blank Predators for 8th consecutive win
- January 07, 2018

It was the eighth straight win for the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights, matching the longest win streak in the National Hockey League this year by the Los Angeles Kings (8-0-0 from November 25-Dec. Marchessault, who signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension on Wednesday, made it 2-0 with his 16th goal of the season with a one-timer in the slot off a pass from Smith. (more...)
NFL Wild Card Preview: Falcons at Rams NFL Wild Card Preview: Falcons at Rams
- January 07, 2018

They are going to need those capabilities if they expect to keep pace with the Rams on Saturday night. It took until the final week of the regular season for the Falcons to qualify. It's bad for the offense in the big picture. The offense that led the National Football League in scoring at 29.9 points per game, joining the 1965 San Francisco 49ers as the only teams in National Football League history to go from worst to first in the category, hopes to bring its elite production into ... (more...)
Marcus Mariota completes touchdown pass to himself Marcus Mariota completes touchdown pass to himself
- January 07, 2018

Brad Johnson caught a deflected pass for a three-yard touchdown while playing for the Minnesota Vikings in 1997 during a week seven win over the Carolina Panthers. If you had the stones to start Mariota in your DFS lineups, he just scored both a passing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. That touchdown was a much-needed one for the Titans , as it has brought them to within 11 points of the Chiefs midway through the third quarter. (more...)
Real Madrid to pay Kepa Arrizabalaga release clause Real Madrid to pay Kepa Arrizabalaga release clause
- January 07, 2018

According to reports from Spanish newspaper AS , the £20million-move is "imminent" after the keeper's continued absence from training. On Thursday, AS claimed that Arrizabalaga's Madrid contract had two options for start dates - January 2018 or June 2018 - and the club would allow Zidane the choice of when to officially sign him. (more...)
Chelsea given massive boost with star duo set to agree new deals Chelsea given massive boost with star duo set to agree new deals
- January 07, 2018

Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that he is close to signing a new Chelsea contract after the club offered him a deal in excess of £200,000-a-week to become the best paid goalkeeper in the world . Chelsea fear Eden Hazard's head has been turned by Real Madrid after the Belgian rejected a second contract proposal from the club. For fans of the Pensioners this will come as fantastic news, with both being an integral part of the set-up at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Travis Kelce ruled out of Chiefs' game vs Travis Kelce ruled out of Chiefs' game vs
- January 07, 2018

Young players like Demetrius Harris and wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson must step up. The Chiefs continued their drive after Kelce was injured and extended their lead before the break. The star tight end didn't seem likely to return after being cleary wobbly on the field, and his status for next's potential divisional round matchup is now in question. (more...)
ESPN's Sean McDonough basically confirmed that Jon Gruden's going to the Raiders ESPN's Sean McDonough basically confirmed that Jon Gruden's going to the Raiders
- January 07, 2018

In leading off the telecast of Saturday afternoon's wild-card game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs , ESPN play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough wasted no time revealing one of the worst-kept secrets in sports. Great legacy on Monday Night Football . The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons. (more...)
Winning $450 million lottery ticket sold at Pasco County 7-Eleven Winning $450 million lottery ticket sold at Pasco County 7-Eleven
- January 07, 2018

The identity of the victor was not immediately available. More than $1 billion is up for grabs this weekend in the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots. The largest Powerball jackpot was a $1.6-billion payout split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016, the association said. (more...)
Nick Saban surprisingly cool with UCF's bogus title claim Nick Saban surprisingly cool with UCF's bogus title claim
- January 07, 2018

In fact, on January 11, 2016, when he was the University of Alabama's defensive coordinator, he coached in a national championship game only 12 hours before he began his current job as head coach at the University of Georgia . Tebow is certainly right in the sense that Saban is 11-0 against his former assistants, with the title game Monday night against Smart and Georgia in Atlanta pending. (more...)
No. 8 Virginia Hands No. 12 North Carolina 2nd Successive Defeat No. 8 Virginia Hands No. 12 North Carolina 2nd Successive Defeat
- January 06, 2018

The Tar Heels closed it to 54-48 on a tip-in by Cameron Johnson with 7:17 remaining, but Virginia scored the next seven points on baskets by Hunter and Wilkins and a 3-pointer by Ty Jerome. Virginia remains home for the second of a three-game homestead against Syracuse on Tuesday night. Things don't look great for North Carolina right now. (more...)
Kevin Pietersen calls time on Big Bash career as he approaches retirement Kevin Pietersen calls time on Big Bash career as he approaches retirement
- January 06, 2018

I think everybody knows that you come to the end of your time and stuff so for me you get to that time in your career where you just think, 'Do I want this?'" It's fairly close. "I'm coming to the end of my career", he said. I've loved every single day that I've been in Melbourne. I love Melbourne (and) I've actually really grown to love Australia and have a really good rapport with a lot of the Australian public. (more...)
LA Clippers' Blake Griffin suffers concussion, won't return against Golden State Warriors
- January 06, 2018

Griffin's injury woes continue. Danilo Gallinari and Austin Rivers are listed as out for this game against the first-place Warriors, and Milos Teodosic is questionable with a foot injury. When he's been on the court this season, he's played at an elite level, thriving in his expanded role after Chris Paul departed for the Houston Rockets this summer. (more...)
Titans visit Chiefs as National Football League playoffs begin
- January 06, 2018

Alex Smith has been nothing short of incredible this season, and with the Titans rush defense looking to take away Kareem Hunt , this game will be all on Alex Smith . "I didn't feel like a workhorse back". "I couldn't do it myself", Fournette said. "I'm not really happy about that game at all. They got us there at the end", Nagy said. (more...)
Cleveland Browns release statement on 'Perfect Season Parade': 'We apologize' Cleveland Browns release statement on 'Perfect Season Parade': 'We apologize'
- January 06, 2018

As many as 3,000 disgruntled Cleveland Browns fans paraded around FirstEnergy Stadium despite sub-zero wind chills on Saturday. The Browns became the second team in National Football League history to lose 16 games in a season. A $250 donation appears on the GoFundMe site under Burrows' name, and the press release says the company also gave a direct donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. (more...)
Mizzou loses to Florida on layup after turnover on final possession Mizzou loses to Florida on layup after turnover on final possession
- January 06, 2018

Instead, Chiozza played this one perfectly: he saw a telegraphed pass coming, cut into the lane, and kept his composure on his way down the floor for two easy points. It was the second straight game in which he fouled out and the fourth this season. Assists_Florida 13 (Chiozza 6), Missouri 9 (J.Porter 6). Both teams have had a player step their game up over their last five games. (more...)
Liverpool contact Leicester over surprise £40m Mahrez swoop Liverpool contact Leicester over surprise £40m Mahrez swoop
- January 06, 2018

The Leicester winger expressed a desire to leave the King Power Stadium in the summer but, after failing to secure a move away, has been re-integrated into the Foxes first-team and has produced some sparkling form in recent weeks, perhaps explaining why he is, once again, popping up in the gossip columns. (more...)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams Eden Hazard after Chelsea penalty incident Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams Eden Hazard after Chelsea penalty incident
- January 06, 2018

Wenger has said he intends to appeal a separate FA charge relating to his behaviour after last weekend's 1-1 draw with West Brom, when Arsenal defender Calum Chambers was penalised by Mike Dean for a handball. The comments in question refer to his Tuesday press conference, where he said: "It was very disappointing in the way it happened". Wilshere, himself, was fortunate to escape a caution for diving before he scored his first Premier League goal since 2015 but Wenger believes the ... (more...)
LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Miss Game Due to Objection to Reality Show Cameras
- January 06, 2018

Their introduction could only be described as a three-ring circus . The club announced it will instead focus on series of exhibition games named after Big Baller Brand Challenge Games in order to get the brothers Ball extensive playing time. (more...)
Carolina Panthers Extend Coach Ron Rivera Through 2020 Carolina Panthers Extend Coach Ron Rivera Through 2020
- January 06, 2018

Carolina, the NFC's No. 5 seed - which visits New Orleans Sunday afternoon in the wild-card weekend finale - is back in the playoffs for the fourth time in seven seasons under Rivera. Rivera was hired in 2011 after John Fox went 2-14 as a lame-duck coach in 2010. The Panthers hold a regular-season record of 64-47-1 under Rivera. (more...)

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