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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...)
LSU shocks No. 11 Texas A&M on ridiculously deep 3-pointer LSU shocks No. 11 Texas A&M on ridiculously deep 3-pointer
- January 09, 2018

No. 11 Texas A&M appeared to have its first win in SEC play wrapped up. He also had three assists and leads the SEC with 6.0 per game. Davis missed two free throws on the other end before Waters launched his victor under heavy defensive pressure to give the Tigers the win. (more...)
Bucks top Wizards with rally Bucks top Wizards with rally
- January 09, 2018

However, John Wall , Beal's teammate, was not as sympathetic. It is therefore reasonable to expect Wall and Beal to take the bulk of the Wizards' shots with the game on the line. Endangerment is the key here. They'll play at Indiana Tuesday night. "C'mon, man. He could've got a concussion", John Wall said. "He could've hit his head on the floor and got a concussion". (more...)
No change in top posts as May recasts Cabinet team No change in top posts as May recasts Cabinet team
- January 09, 2018

And Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid had additional roles added to their titles, with the Health Secretary taking on responsibility for social care and the Communities and Local Government minister having housing added to his remit. Mrs May's frontbench shake-up got off to a chaotic start after the Conservatives' official Twitter account tweeted that Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, had been appointed to the job at Tory Party HQ. (more...)
Valencia linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Valencia linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder
- January 09, 2018

There is interest coming from France for Coquelin, but West Ham appear to be leading the chase for the midfielder according to the Mail . West Ham are also stated in the report to be keen on Coquelin's fellow midfielder Mohamed Elneny , who is also out of favour at Arsenal . (more...)
Stephen Curry Scores 45 vs. Clippers Despite Sitting Entire 4th Quarter Stephen Curry Scores 45 vs. Clippers Despite Sitting Entire 4th Quarter
- January 09, 2018

David West, Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Klay Thompson were the other Warriors to score in double-digits as the bench got plenty of playing time in the fourth quarter. Austin Rivers (heel), Milos Teodosic (foot), Danilo Gallinari (glute) are all sidelined for the short term, while Patrick Beverley (knee) is out for the season. (more...)
Penn State's Kerry Collins elected to College Football Hall of Fame Penn State's Kerry Collins elected to College Football Hall of Fame
- January 09, 2018

Collins led the famed 1994 Penn State team that went undefeated and beat OR in the Rose Bowl with an explosive offense led by Collins and star tailback Ki-Jana Carter. Most notably, he was a consensus first-team All-American in 1994. The Nittany Lions defeated OR, 38-20, in the 1995 Rose Bowl to become the first Big Ten team to post a 12-0 record, earning the No. (more...)
Hulu renews Future Man and Marvel's Runaways for season 2
- January 09, 2018

Hulu followed up their success by expanding their slate - namely with Marvel's Runaways and Future Man - that's created to reach wider audiences. The series stars Rhenzy Feliz , Lyrica Okano , Annie Wersching , James Marsters and Julian McMahon . (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AFC Wimbledon Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AFC Wimbledon
- January 09, 2018

Pochettino said: "The player needs to choose to stay here, you can not force the player to stay here". "If a player wants to go then why would you stop him?" That is why it is so important to work together and try to achieve all that you want. (more...)
Draymond Green: Fixing officiating should be NBA's 'main priority' Draymond Green: Fixing officiating should be NBA's 'main priority'
- January 09, 2018

Following the Warriors' 121-105 win over the Clippers on Saturday, Green told the Athletic that the NBA's officials are "ruining the game" and described their officiating as "horrible" and " really bad". Criticizing NBA referees in public nearly always results in punishment by the league, but Green's comments largely echo those of Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. (more...)
Loftus-Cheek given fresh Chelsea hope Loftus-Cheek given fresh Chelsea hope
- January 09, 2018

If Zaha has produced the finest and most consistent form of his career, Loftus-Cheek - on loan from Chelsea - has emerged as one of England's most exciting prospects and made his senior global debut. Loftus-Cheek is now on a season-long loan with Crystal Palace but was told in advance by Chelsea that they were going to bring in Barkley, and that it wouldn't affect his long-term position at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Derrick Ansley to be Colorado State defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley to be Colorado State defensive coordinator
- January 09, 2018

After that New Mexico Bowl loss, the third straight bowl defeat under Bobo, Colorado State's head coach finished cleaning house on the defensive side of the ball and fired special teams coach Jaime Bryant, too. Opponents have completed 54.1 percent of their throws for 5.3 yards per attempt with seven touchdowns against 17 interceptions. Ansley comes to Fort Collins with six years experience as a defensive backs coach in the SEC. (more...)
Facebook To Stream Coverage Of The Ball Family's Lithuania Adventures Facebook To Stream Coverage Of The Ball Family's Lithuania Adventures
- January 09, 2018

On the eve of the announcement, the club officially welcomed two American basketball players, brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball. The five-game series will stream live from the Ballislife Weekly Basketball Showcase Facebook page . "People back home get to watch it". Goodman reported earlier in the day the Ball brothers will make their debut for the Lithuanian basketball team on January 9 as part of the Big Baller Brand Challenge, which was set up by LaVar Ball as a series of exhibition ... (more...)
Rams trail Falcons 19-10 in fourth quarter Rams trail Falcons 19-10 in fourth quarter
- January 09, 2018

The New England Patriots trailed 28-3 in the third quarter of their 34- 28 overtime victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI Feb. 5. Atlanta Falcons watch players warm up for the team's NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, Jan. (more...)