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Browns reportedly offered much more for Garoppolo than the 49ers Browns reportedly offered much more for Garoppolo than the 49ers
- January 09, 2018

Belichick envisioned Garoppolo - whom he drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft - as the Patriots' future, while Brady saw him as a threat, leading to tension between coach and quarterback, according to the report. The Texans moved up to No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft by trading the No. 25 pick and the 2018 first-round pick, which turned out to be the fourth overall pick in next year's draft. (more...)
Conte hits back at 'little man' Mourinho Conte hits back at 'little man' Mourinho
- January 09, 2018

Conte made nine changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Arsenal in the Premier League last Thursday, but his selection for the Norwich game looked flawed as a starting XI featuring a mix of fringe players and bench-warmers failed to gel. (more...)
Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly playoff game Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly playoff game
- January 09, 2018

The drought is over after the Bills became the last team in North America's four major professional sports to make the playoffs in the 21st Century. "You've got to find a way". All this work we put in in the offseason is for moments like this. The Bills had plenty of chances down the stretch, but a huge penalty against Charles Clay and then a tackle that knocked quarterback Tyrod Taylor out of the game ended any threat of a comeback. (more...)
Kentucky Drops but Remains in this Weeks AP Top 25 Kentucky Drops but Remains in this Weeks AP Top 25
- January 09, 2018

Hogg , who returned last Saturday in a one-point home loss to LSU but was far from in game shape, said he wasn't the only one upset with his selfishness - so were his teammates. The Kentucky coach is hopeful the Wildcats learned a lesson following the second-half letdown at Rocky Top and build on a solid first-half performance against the Volunteers. (more...)
Aguero at the double as Man City keep quadruple bid alive Aguero at the double as Man City keep quadruple bid alive
- January 09, 2018

Yet despite that, Guardiola named a strong side. "Both of Sergio Aguero's goals were awesome, they were clever and quick and I am happy with both of his goals", said Guardiola. The presence of Bravo in the City goal may have had something to do with it and it was only Stones' second game back after six weeks out injured, but it was an indication that Pep's work on Stones isn't finished yet. (more...)
Alabama vs. Georgia 2018 Alabama vs. Georgia 2018
- January 09, 2018

Georgia won that game, 44-41. Alabama had a chance to take the lead in the first quarter, but Andy Pappanastos missed a 40-yard field goal. Alabama called tails and won the toss and deferred until the second half. He had 1,078 catches in 15 seasons with five National Football League teams. "To be honest with you, I don't think about it", Smart said. There's something special about those first few minutes of a championship game, when both teams are feeling each other out and seeing ... (more...)
Foothill League coaches predict the College Football National Championship
- January 09, 2018

I further love the fact that the top four teams in the CFP deserve to be there. That's not important. The important thing is we have the top 8 teams playing for a national championship. The SEC became the first conference in the College Football Playoff era to get two teams into the final four and both are still standing entering the final game of the year. (more...)
Alabama's Kyriq McDonald collapses on sideline during game, evaluated in locker room Alabama's Kyriq McDonald collapses on sideline during game, evaluated in locker room
- January 09, 2018

Not much more is known about what took place, but McDonald had to be stretchered off the field. An update on his current condition has not been released. He was loaded onto the medical cart awake and conscious. He was surrounded by training staff, with ice-soaked towels around him, according to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. (more...)
Figure skater becomes first openly gay American to qualify for Winter Olympics Figure skater becomes first openly gay American to qualify for Winter Olympics
- January 09, 2018

For Rippon, he is taking being gay and an Olympian with little to no stress. "Growing up, I really didn't have a lot of role models", he told NPR in a January 5 interview. "I feel that my experience will help me have my best performances at the Olympic Games, and it feels wonderful to say that", he said. Rippon has attempted to represent the USA three times at the Olympics, placing fifth in nationals in 2010 and eighth in 2014. (more...)
Cape Town Test: India need 208 to win against South Africa Cape Town Test: India need 208 to win against South Africa
- January 09, 2018

Philander tells him he has just got warm, and needs another. South Africa seamer Vernon Philander sealed a low-scoring game with his 6-42 in the second innings, hastening India's demise when he took three wickets in four balls to end the game. (more...)
Kerr calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA' Kerr calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA'
- January 09, 2018

Steve Kerr was asked about the situation in which LaVar Ball said Luke Walton , Kerr's former assistant who now coaches Lonzo Ball and the Lakers , and whether ESPN should be covering it. Where we're going is we're going away from covering the game, and we're going toward just sensationalized news. "But if you package that irrational nonsense with glitter and some ribbons, people are going to watch". (more...)
Jake Fromm reflects on his decision to change commit from Alabama Jake Fromm reflects on his decision to change commit from Alabama
- January 09, 2018

And he's shown no sign of the freshman jitters. "It's just another game for that boy". The Tide drove to the Georgia 12-yard line with under 10 minutes to play in the game, but could not punch it in. Meanwhile, Alabama's offense had still not arrived as Georgia coach Kirby Smart, a former Alabama defensive coordinator, is bidding to become the first former assistant of Alabama coach Nick Saban to beat his former teacher. (more...)
United to meet fourth-tier Yeovil in FA Cup fourth round United to meet fourth-tier Yeovil in FA Cup fourth round
- January 09, 2018

In other Tottenham Hotspur news, Spurs striker receives dressing down from supporters after FA Cup display. The Rodney Parade club are managed by Michael Flynn and after leading the team to a great escape last season in League Two , the Exiles have enjoyed an impressive term to date and sit 11th having dumped Leeds United out of the FA Cup on Sunday. (more...)
Alabama vs. Georgia predictions, picks: National championship game spread, line Alabama vs. Georgia predictions, picks: National championship game spread, line
- January 09, 2018

Special teams forced a fumble and blocked two kicks, while the defense held the Seminoles to 65 total yards in the second half. Georgia will pick and choose its time to open things up, hit a few big plays and control the game throughout. Owens, from Alexander City, Alabama, wore a wool knit Crimson Tide cap and talked with the SEC Network before the contest, telling host Paul Finebaum that his dream growing up wasn't the National Football League, it was to play for Alabama. (more...)
You're a You're a "little man'', Chelsea's Conte berates Mourinho"
- January 09, 2018

Mourinho appeared to question Conte's integrity last night and the Italian responded: "When there are these types of comments, you have to know very well the truth", he said. "I think it was a more important game for Man United than it was for us", said Derby boss Gary Rowett. We've had the battle of the buffet in the past but the battle of the handbags between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho has been one of the headline features of the first week of 2018. (more...)
Programme launched to trace listeriosis among pregnant women Programme launched to trace listeriosis among pregnant women
- January 09, 2018

The number of deaths from a year-long outbreak of listeriosis, caused by a food-borne bacteria, has jumped to 61, South Africa's health minister said on Monday. We'll continue the search there. "Today I've given the instruction that all of them get the instructions about listeria". "What we have now is very active reporting of patient cases because it's a notifiable disease, there is high awareness of listeria now and as soon as a positive culture is found it's reported", specialist ... (more...)
Kyrgios wins Brisbane International Kyrgios wins Brisbane International
- January 09, 2018

Kyrgios had trouble with his left knee during the tournament, and needed to change the tape on the joint late in the first set of the final. "Coming here all week I felt right at home". Nick Kyrgios in the championship match at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason Ohio. He fired down 17 aces in the two sets while Harrison's normally strong serve began to falter. (more...)
Army Injures Boko Haram Factional Leader, Maman Nur, Kills Foot Soldiers Army Injures Boko Haram Factional Leader, Maman Nur, Kills Foot Soldiers
- January 09, 2018

Air bombardments of Boko Haram hideouts have been a key to Nigeria's counterinsurgency operations in the northeast, with hundreds of raids embarked upon in weeks to assist the land troops. On Thursday, the military announced that it had rescued over 2,000 persons from the group's captivity in operations in the Lake Chad region. General Sani Usman disclosed this in a statement on Monday, adding that that efforts are ongoing to bring those involved to book. (more...)
Mariota, Titans mount second half comeback, beat Chiefs 22-21 Mariota, Titans mount second half comeback, beat Chiefs 22-21
- January 09, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs have completed the greatest National Football League postseason collapse since. well, since the last National Football League postseason game. But it was the Titans who finished, and it was Mariota who led the way. The drive stalled from there and Stephen Haushka's 31-yard field goal was all the Bills had to show for their 18-play, 71-yard drive that took 8:06, their only decent drive all game. (more...)
Diego Costa scores and sees red on La Liga return Diego Costa scores and sees red on La Liga return
- January 09, 2018

Angel Correa had put Atletico ahead against Getafe in the 18th minute while Costa sent the fans in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium into delirium by scoring the second goal in the 67th, creating a mini-surge as supporters ran down to embrace their returning hero who also played for the club from 2010-2014. (more...)
Max Holloway to Defend Title vs. Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 Max Holloway to Defend Title vs. Frankie Edgar at UFC 222
- January 09, 2018

UFC 222 is still very much a work in progress. Holloway, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings , and No. 3 Edgar originally were set to meet at UFC 218 last month in Detroit until Edgar was forced to withdraw roughly four weeks out because of a broken orbital suffered during training camp. (more...)
Falcons Grab Early Lead After Costly Rams Mistake Falcons Grab Early Lead After Costly Rams Mistake
- January 09, 2018

Atlanta Falcons fans cheer for Matt Ryan and Julio Jones while the Falcons prepare to play the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. The fourth-year defensive tackle from Pitt was a disruptive force on almost every play. Donald has been a Pro Bowler in each of his four seasons and, after collecting 11 sacks during the regular season to give him 39 for his career, Donald is set for a huge payday this offseason. (more...)
Marlon Moraes Claims He's Signed Up To Fight Jimmie Rivera Marlon Moraes Claims He's Signed Up To Fight Jimmie Rivera
- January 09, 2018

The focus then shifted to Moraes, who had just fought on December 9 and on November 11 prior to that. Rivera, 29, has ripped off 20 consecutive victories dating back to February 2009, last defeating savvy striker Thomas Almeida at UFC on Fox 25 in July. (more...)
Chelsea eyeing AC Milan star in case of Courtois departure Chelsea eyeing AC Milan star in case of Courtois departure
- January 09, 2018

Thorgan has scored 7 goals and has 3 assists to his name so far this season. When asked about being linked with a move away from Monchengladbach, the Belgian attacker told Bild: 'If you play well in your club and help your team win, that makes one of course interesting for big clubs . (more...)
McGregor's coach on if he's pushing for boxing or UFC fight next McGregor's coach on if he's pushing for boxing or UFC fight next
- January 09, 2018

It's kind of early days yet. "Back in action", Diaz said in the caption for this training post. "But from what I know of Nate and who he spars with, I believe he may have been a sparring partner at some point in time with Andre Ward, he and Nick [Diaz]". (more...)
Kato Ottio: Widnes Vikings & Papua New Guinea centre, 23, dies Kato Ottio: Widnes Vikings & Papua New Guinea centre, 23, dies
- January 09, 2018

Ottio, who was just 23, joined the Canberra Raiders in February 2016, but didn't quite make it to the first grade team. PNG Rugby Football League Chairman Sandis Tsaka sadly advised in a brief statement this morning that PNG LNG Kumul center Kato Ottio passed away at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby at 2am this morning. (more...)
Maryland center Bruno Fernando named Big Ten's freshman of the week Maryland center Bruno Fernando named Big Ten's freshman of the week
- January 09, 2018

Cowan contributed seven points to the spree and Darryl Morsell chipped in with three baskets. The Terrapins improved to 14-4 on the season and 3-2 in Big Ten play. All things considered here, I like Maryland to bounce back here and cover. "Obviously, it wasn't flawless but that's what we have to work on, " he said. (more...)
Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October
- January 09, 2018

We've had our eyes on the full list since it was published in October, and just a couple of days ago it was updated with 35 additions. The Home Max started shipping to consumers in December 2017, so it may not account for the sales. The survey also suggests that sales of smart speakers will have reached the third of the population of major markets, such as China, India, the US, Brazil and Mexico by the end of the year. (more...)
Liverpool and Everton assist Merseyside Police with probe into racist tweets Liverpool and Everton assist Merseyside Police with probe into racist tweets
- January 09, 2018

Holgate, who is mixed-race, complained forcefully to the referee Bobby Madley about Firmino's comments and there was later a conversation between the referee and the fourth official on the touchline. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed he was unaware of the allegation against Firmino. I'm here to talk about football not controversial issues. The team's respective managers were not drawn on the incident, with Allardyce saying he had left it in the hands of director of football Steve Walsh . (more...)
John Wall no longer sneaker free agent, signs endorsement with adidas John Wall no longer sneaker free agent, signs endorsement with adidas
- January 09, 2018

The point guard's previous deal with Adidas expired prior to the 2015-16 season and he has been a free agent in the sneaker world ever since. In 2015, Wall was offered eight years for a $66 million extension with Adidas, but he then turned it down . (more...)

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