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Man City captain Vincent Kompany calls for reduced ticket prices Man City captain Vincent Kompany calls for reduced ticket prices
- January 08, 2018

A number of clubs from outside Europe made the list, with nine Chinese clubs in the top 100 and five from the US in the top 30. City , who have dropped just four points in the league this season, lead the way ahead of Arsenal . The growing influence of Asia - and particularly China - is seen by the presence of Guangzhou Evergrande in fourth position. Nine of the Chinese Super League clubs are ranked in the top 100 clubs, more than France, Germany and Italy. (more...)
Arsenal, Man Utd target fuels speculation over January transfer Arsenal, Man Utd target fuels speculation over January transfer
- January 08, 2018

But Arsenal are also interested in the Brazilian and have reportedly entered negotiations over a transfer this month . It could be that Malcom does wind up at one of those clubs, after he uploaded an image of a piece of English work featuring the words "Good morning", "week" and "I'm", suggesting that he is preparing for life in the Premier League . (more...)
Bucks sign Munford to two-way contract; Bolomboy earns standard National Basketball Association deal Bucks sign Munford to two-way contract; Bolomboy earns standard National Basketball Association deal
- January 08, 2018

The 6-foot-8 Bolomboy, a second-round pick of Utah in 2016, has appeared in six games with the Bucks this season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. He was originally selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2011 National Basketball Association draft out of Kentucky, but Liggins has bounced around often during his career. (more...)
Fifth Test, day two, live from the SCG Fifth Test, day two, live from the SCG
- January 08, 2018

Earlier, after Australia had resumed on 193 for two, Khawaja had wasted no time in knocking off the nine runs he needed to secure his sixth test century. David Warner posted a half century before he was caught behind by Jonny Bairstow soon after off the bowling of James Anderson. Captain Joe Root came closest to a wicket after lunch with his occasional spin when Marsh, on 22, was given out caught behind only for the decision to be reversed on review when TV pictures showed a big gap between ... (more...)
4-star linebacker commits to Tennessee over Alabama 4-star linebacker commits to Tennessee over Alabama
- January 08, 2018

Tennessee received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 LB J.J. Peterson. Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.) linebacker J.J. Peterson found the hat he was looking for. It's a major pledge for HC Jeremy Pruitt, who has a low-key interesting recruiting class shaping up after the Volunteers made some noise during the early signing period in December. (more...)
Man Utd wait as Griezmann stunned by Barcelona's Coutinho decision Man Utd wait as Griezmann stunned by Barcelona's Coutinho decision
- January 08, 2018

It's understood Jose Mourinho is determined to bring Griezmann to United ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and United have made a stunning contract offer to the France attacker. "The package offered a year ago which was agreed is now a lot less than what he wants next summer". Although Antoine Griezmann admitted in the summer that a move to Old Trafford was very likely, temptations to join a reinvigorated Barcelona side may be too much to turn down. (more...)
Brad Tavares Offers to Serve as Michael Bisping's Final Opponent Brad Tavares Offers to Serve as Michael Bisping's Final Opponent
- January 08, 2018

The British star was quickly KO'd by Gastelum, and some have questioned whether Bisping should fight again this soon. It should be noted that the three week turnaround was the shortest of Bisping's career and the first time in that he has lost back-to-back fights. (more...)
Lakers waive veteran center Andrew Bogut after 24 games
- January 08, 2018

That being the case, some of the veterans on one-year deals may be on their way to finding greener pastures. Releasing Bogut will free up a little more opportunity in the frontcourt for freshman sensation Kyle Kuzma , as well as prospects Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac, neither of whom has seen much action for the team. (more...)
Patriots To Host Titans In Divisional Round After Jaguars Defeat Bills Patriots To Host Titans In Divisional Round After Jaguars Defeat Bills
- January 08, 2018

The Titans, who finished the regular season 9-7, entered the playoffs as the No. 5 seed in the AFC. The highlight of the game came in the first half when a Mariota pass was deflected right to him. That team will be the Tennessee Titans, who won in upset fashion on Saturday afternoon in Kansas City. Tennessee has had little success against New England during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, losing each of its past six games against the Patriots. (more...)
Patriots, Eagles Deny GM Interview Requests From Texans Patriots, Eagles Deny GM Interview Requests From Texans
- January 08, 2018

But once the season is over, Caserio, Ossenfort and Douglas are all fair game. According to Schefter, both execs still might be able to interview for the Texans job thanks to a tweak to hiring rules the National Football League made this offseason. (more...)
Marsh brothers ton up as England sink Marsh brothers ton up as England sink
- January 08, 2018

England made the worst possible start when Mark Stoneman was dismissed lbw by Starc for a duck. England skipper Joe Root reviewed the lbw decision to no avail but there was some fortune on the next delivery when Josh Hazlewood induced an edge from Cook only for Shaun Marsh to drop him at first slip. (more...)
Just one win in last eight starts Just one win in last eight starts
- January 08, 2018

He allowed five goals. Today is also the second of games on back to back days for the Flyers, who after today, enter their bye week with five full days off of game action. St. Louis Blues defenseman Petteri Lindbohm underwent successful season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Friday. The Sabres are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia , 7-16 in the last 23 meetings and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. (more...)
Heynckes rules out Chelsea move for Vidal Heynckes rules out Chelsea move for Vidal
- January 08, 2018

Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich this summer on a two-year loan from Real Madrid. When Heynckes was asked by reporters about the rumoured Vidal interest, he said: "There is no contact between Chelsea and Bayern". "I tell the club which is the role we can improve, the prospects of the player, the characteristics of the players we need and then the club will try to help me". (more...)
NFL Divisional Round Odds: Falcons Favored on Road vs. Eagles 1/7/18
- January 08, 2018

The Eagles are No. 4 on that list at 17.1, a number that drops to 12.5 at the Linc. On the other side, the reason the Eagles find themselves underdogs despite being the No. The Eagles' defense stifled the Falcons' running game a year ago, holding the team to 48 yard rushing on 13 attempts. Nonetheless, this defense is special. (more...)
Titans issue support for Mularkey Titans issue support for Mularkey
- January 08, 2018

The Titans stormed back from a 21-3 deficit against the Chiefs , though, and as a result are going to keep Mularkey as coach moving forward. The Titans are reportedly one of a number of teams keen to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their head coach in the hope he can aid Mariota's development. (more...)
Aggressive Celta Vigo Extend Real Madrid's Away-Day Woes Aggressive Celta Vigo Extend Real Madrid's Away-Day Woes
- January 08, 2018

Real Madrid were also in action, comfortably beating Numancia 3-0. The scooped lob offered hosts' custodian Ruben Blanco more than enough time to come and claim possession, however, the Spaniard's decision to remain on his goal-line nearly proved costly as Gareth Bale look destined to latch onto the hanging ball. (more...)
NFL Referee Jeff Triplette Retiring; Mike Pereira Blasted Crew for Titans-Chiefs
- January 07, 2018

His last act as National Football League official will be in Kansas City, where, among other issues fans have had with how the game was called, he blew the whistle early on a second-quarter play in which Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota fumbled and the Chiefs recovered. (more...)
Packers promote Gutekunst to general manager Packers promote Gutekunst to general manager
- January 07, 2018

The new Packers GM played two years of college football for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse until a shoulder injury cut his college career short. Gutekunst was the team's director of player personnel, and had been courted by other organizations during GM searches. NFL rules allow for teams to deny permission for employees to interview for what are considered lateral moves and a league source confirmed on Saturday that Seattle denied Green Bay the right to talk to Schneider. (more...)
Tiger-Cats deliver Manziel pitch and buy time
- January 07, 2018

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie took over the Manziel file in late September after meeting with the former Texas A&M star who'd had well-publicized off-field problems in both college and at the professional level with the Cleveland Browns (a domestic violence charge since dismissed, an National Football League substance-abuse suspension, a slew of social media postings around his partying). (more...)
Giants meet with Vikings' Shurmur Giants meet with Vikings' Shurmur
- January 07, 2018

Shurmur, 52, met with president John Mara, new general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant GM Kevin Abrams in Bloomington, Minn. The Vikings (13-3) have a first-round bye in the playoffs. Shurmur has been Minnesota's offensive coordinator since November 2016, when he was promoted to replace Norv Turner. The Lions seem set to hire Matt Patricia as their next head coach, and the Bears have Mitchell Trubisky in place under center, but the Cardinals and Giants are likely to be in the ... (more...)
Injuries: LeSean McCoy (ankle) will play vs. Jaguars Injuries: LeSean McCoy (ankle) will play vs. Jaguars
- January 07, 2018

The Bills celebrated like it was 1999, but they must refocus on the Jacksonville Jaguars when they play in an AFC Wild Card playoff game on Sunday (10:05 a.m. The Jaguars defense is licking its chops as they welcome Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Jacksonville. Beating an opponent three times in a season is a feat even the best teams in football have trouble achieving. (more...)
Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: State media Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: State media
- January 07, 2018

The kingdom denounced the threat of "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" after it intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh in December. Al-Maliki added that this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the militias with qualitative capabilities, in clear and explicit defiance of United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231, with the aim of threatening the security of Saudi Arabia and ... (more...)
Allegri clarifies Dybala's best position on the field Allegri clarifies Dybala's best position on the field
- January 07, 2018

Mourinho may be more prepared to offer Dybala minutes in attack, where the Argentinian spent much of his time at Palermo prior to joining Juve in 2015. We are patient with him and I am sure he is going to repay our trust, but we are not expecting extraordinary things from him every Sunday. "Just look at his best goals for Juve, they're often when he's running from deeper positions". (more...)
Newport County knock Leeds United out of FA Cup Newport County knock Leeds United out of FA Cup
- January 07, 2018

But the Welsh side, now 11th in League Two, levelled 14 minutes from time when Leeds defender Conor Shaughnessy sliced into his own net. In the 89th minute, on-loan Bristol City striker McCoulsky rose highest to head home the victor before Samu Saiz was then sent off for Leeds amid allegations of spitting. (more...)
Guardiola pledges to protect lone fit striker Aguero Guardiola pledges to protect lone fit striker Aguero
- January 07, 2018

He has played 25 games for the east Midlands outfit in all competitions this season, showcasing his composed nature when in possession, exceptional aerial ability, and a wonderful understanding of the game for someone still relatively young. (more...)
President Trump Plans to Attend Georgia-Alabama National Championship Game
- January 07, 2018

Alabama has played in it nine times since then, Georgia six. Grammy-award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will perform at halftime for the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8 in Atlanta. After helping Alabama to win the National Championship following the 2012 season, Collins really broke out during his sophomore and junior years for the Crimson Tide, totaling 122 tackles, 5 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries, and 3 forced fumbles. (more...)
Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Packers coaching staff Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Packers coaching staff
- January 07, 2018

Schneider worked in the Packers' front office as a scout for Ron Wolf in the 1990s and then returned in 2002. The Packers promoted him to director of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in 2016. It was only the fourth time in Thompson's tenure that the Packers didn't reach the postseason. If Detroit doesn't hire Moss to be a head coach, Jason J. (more...)
Everton's Mirallas re-joins Olympiakos on loan Everton's Mirallas re-joins Olympiakos on loan
- January 07, 2018

In 2011, he signed for the Athens club on a free transfer from French side St Etienne. Mirallas will now return to Olympiakos in search of more playing time, in an effort to be named to Belgium's World Cup squad this summer. It is understood the deal, which will run out at the end of the current season, does not allow the Greek club any option to buy the player. Mirallas' first stint at Olympiacos saw him score 34 goals in 71 appearances, as the club won back-to-back Greek Superleague ... (more...)
Tottenham and West Ham did their best to revive the long-range wondergoal Tottenham and West Ham did their best to revive the long-range wondergoal
- January 07, 2018

Considering both the previous league and cup meetings between the pair ended 3-2 earlier in the campaign, goals could be the call once again with the home side likely to welcome back Kane to the fold after illness restricted him to a late cameo on Tuesday. (more...)
Dustin Johnson takes two shot lead into final round in Hawaii Dustin Johnson takes two shot lead into final round in Hawaii
- January 07, 2018

The news was not so good for Australia's Marc Leishman however who struggled to a 3rd round of 76 to fall to 12th place after taking a share of the lead with Harman into round three. Jon Rahm is a further two shots back after charging up the standings on the third day. "It was a good solid day", Fowler said after his round. Johnson's drive settled in the rear fringe and measured 399 yards, but his eagle putt came up eight feet short and he then missed the birdie attempt to walk off with ... (more...)

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