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Marvin Lewis Signs Two-Year Extension With Bengals Marvin Lewis Signs Two-Year Extension With Bengals
- January 14, 2018

Better players. Better coaching. Or is it the fact that Bengals owner Mike Brown doesn't want change. "Fans deserve that", a grateful Marvin Lewis said Wednesday. The last two seasons, the Bengals have found the wrong way to avoid losing in the playoffs: They have missed the postseason, going 6-9-1 last season and then 7-9 this season. (more...)
Australian Open preview: Can Federer do it again?
- January 14, 2018

However, the eight-time Grand Slam champion has managed to board a flight to Melbourne and will link up with Djokovic and head coach Radek Stepanek ahead of the first Slam of the year. Twelve months on from his unforgettable surge to a fifth Open crown aged 35 and in his first official tournament back after six months out of the game, Federer admits he can still barely believe what he pulled off. (more...)
South Africa 78-0, Markram on 51 in 2nd test against India South Africa 78-0, Markram on 51 in 2nd test against India
- January 14, 2018

KL Rahul and Ishant Sharma replaced Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar , respectively. The new ball isn't doing a lot actually and the pitch is actually flattening out and spin is going out of the surface a lot more. Amla, batting on 30 then, was lucky to survive as Parthiv Patel dropped him off Ishant in the 51st over, the ball going down leg side after the batsman edged it. (more...)
LeBron James says Cavaliers are 'fragile' after back-to-back blowout losses
- January 14, 2018

With a new philosophy and some roster tweaks, the Raptors rank top 10 in both makes and attempts from long range. Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation 3 bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded. (more...)
Malkin powers Penguins past Red Wings 4-1 Malkin powers Penguins past Red Wings 4-1
- January 14, 2018

The fact of the matter is that more often than not, the Wings aren't that type of team, which leads to another question that needs to be addressed - do they suit up enough of the personnel required to play the sort of game their coach desires? The more-recent chapters to the Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry have included incredible shootout goals , two playoff series, overtime of a Game 7 and a division/conference realignment. (more...)
Colts' Brian Schottenheimer expected to be named Seahawks OC Colts' Brian Schottenheimer expected to be named Seahawks OC
- January 13, 2018

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also reported that a contract between Schottenheimer and the Seahawks is "expected to get done". After missing the playoffs this season for the first time since 2011, the Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable. (more...)
Guardiola and Kane win December Premier League awards Guardiola and Kane win December Premier League awards
- January 13, 2018

Son Heung-min had earlier opened the scoring on his way to a man-of-the-match display, and Christian Eriksen capped off the rout with the pick of the bunch just nine minutes from time as Spurs made it 11 consecutive league games without defeat at Wembley. (more...)
Man City's Jesus set to return next month Man City's Jesus set to return next month
- January 13, 2018

Shakhtar insist it is below their valuation - but the move is a signal of City's determination to land their man. "We know how complicated it is to go to Anfield , but hopefully we can show who we are". Although City are unbeaten so far this season , Liverpool have the quality to give the Citizens their first taste of defeat and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will surely set his team up with the intention to win. (more...)
Matt Ryan declines to comment on Tuesday's missed practice
- January 13, 2018

Neil Monnery weighs in. The Falcons have not run the ball with almost the efficiency they did a year ago on their way to the Super Bowl , but Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman remain a formidable tandem. All he can realistically do is not lose it. Falcons Running Back Devonta Freeman has been battling a knee injury but, it has not slowed down his speed or explosiveness. (more...)
Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee likely out for Patriots Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee likely out for Patriots
- January 13, 2018

ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news. Without his dual-threat ability as a rusher and pass-catcher, the Patriots' offense sputtered at times in December. Prior to Week 16 against the Bills, Gillislee was sidelined for six straight games - five as a healthy scratch and one due to illness. With both Burkhead and Mike Gillislee likely out, expect a heavy dose of Dion Lewis with James White rotating in for some receiving work. (more...)
The Line: Analyzing The Lines And Picking NFL Divisional Round Winners The Line: Analyzing The Lines And Picking NFL Divisional Round Winners
- January 13, 2018

This week's rematch is one of the most anticipated of the weekend, featuring the Saints' red-hot offense and underrated defense against the Vikings , who went 7-1 at home this season. The Falcons are unsafe because they're experienced, unlike the Rams or this week's opponents in Philadelphia. And Atlanta managed 26 points - a number it hadn't reached since November. (more...)
Bagley's 30 points pace Duke to easy win over Wake Bagley's 30 points pace Duke to easy win over Wake
- January 13, 2018

Were it not for his public puking, there wouldn't have been any other way to tell Trent was sick, the way he was throwing up (sorry) 3-pointers on his way to 19 points. By the end, the Demon Deacons were called for 26 fouls. In addition to Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils played their second straight game without injured centre Marques Bolden (sprained knee) and forward Javin DeLaurier (hamstring). (more...)
AFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Titans v Patriots AFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Titans v Patriots
- January 13, 2018

It opened the week as a 13-point underdog, and prior to last week hadn't won a playoff game since the 2003 season . I should also say he was unbelievably lucky too. Dion Lewis is another talented receiving-back for the Pats. They consistently lost track of Travis Kelce (four catches, 66 yards, touchdown) last week before his concussion, so there'd have to be a major heel turn for the Titans to figure out a way to contain Gronk. (more...)
EPL: I insulted Conte to hurt him - Mourinho EPL: I insulted Conte to hurt him - Mourinho
- January 13, 2018

Despite the fact that he's only eight months removed from winning the Premier League title, Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte still has an uncertain future at his current club. Look at the past. To much delight of PSG, Conte expressed his uncertainty as a Chelsea Manager comes next season , saying "everything is possible". (more...)
Rudiger urges Chelsea fans to rally behind Morata: The goals will return Rudiger urges Chelsea fans to rally behind Morata: The goals will return
- January 13, 2018

Saturday sees the Blues welcome Leicester to Stamford Bridge and Rudiger is confident it is only a matter of time before the 25-year-old rediscovers his scoring touch. Definitely. We saw it in the last round against Bournemouth . Maybe that great run of games he had has caught up with him - resulting in him being a tad below his best physically. (more...)
Texans extend O'Brien, hire Gaine Texans extend O'Brien, hire Gaine
- January 13, 2018

He is familiar to Houstonians, spending three seasons in a pair of front office personnel roles before departing for Buffalo a year ago. Texans owner Bob McNair hailed O'Brien after the team announced the deal, which ends widespread speculation over his future with the team. (more...)
Addison Reed Agrees To Deal With Minnesota Twins Addison Reed Agrees To Deal With Minnesota Twins
- January 13, 2018

According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic , The Twins have signed Reed to a two-year deal worth around $17 million. In Reed, the Twins are getting a hard-throwing righty who has plenty of closing experiencing. What Reed lacks in electric stuff, he makes up for in durability. That's a lot of long balls, but it didn't exactly prevent him from being an effective reliever lsat year. (more...)
Watford 2 Southampton 2: Controversial late equaliser denies Saints away victory Watford 2 Southampton 2: Controversial late equaliser denies Saints away victory
- January 13, 2018

Since fighting hard to retain manager Marco Silva's services in November following interest from Everton, Watford has won just two of its 10 Premier League matches, losing seven of them. But for long ball, second ball, they've got strong players and every single action is unsafe. Unfortunately for Southampton , they aren't being used in the Premier League. (more...)
NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire
- January 13, 2018

He went to Seattle after that, and spent seven seasons as Seahawks assistant head coach in charge of the offensive line . Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said that he interviewed two minority candidates prior to Gruden's hiring on Saturday. (more...)
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic To Test His Fitness In Warm-Up Events Australian Open: Novak Djokovic To Test His Fitness In Warm-Up Events
- January 13, 2018

The former U.S. Open finalist, who past year reached the fourth round of the first grand slam of the season in Melbourne, has been sidelined since August and said he still could not handle playing best-of-five-set matches. Former world number ones Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are both in doubt for the tournament. Murray is also struggling, withdrawing from the ongoing Brisbane International as he works to recover from a right hip injury which has kept him out of action since Wimbledon. (more...)
Real Madrid will have Ronaldo, Bale against Villarreal
- January 13, 2018

We're not in as bad a place as people say. Pablo Fornals scored an 87th-minute victor as Villarreal recorded a 1-0 victory over Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. It has never been able to overcome this big of a gap and win La Liga. Villarreal have had an up and down stretch over their past six games. "That's what's important, and recently it has been hard to win matches". (more...)
Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch
- January 13, 2018

No one is more aware of his own flaws than Kyrgios, which has made his failure to address them all the more frustrating. "It is the first time I am here without playing an official match in my career". He shut down his 2017 season after Wimbledon due to the injury, only playing his first match back at Kooyong this week. "I'll be over the moon if I can play", he said. (more...)
DeMar DeRozan disappoints Thursday as Raptors blowout Cavaliers DeMar DeRozan disappoints Thursday as Raptors blowout Cavaliers
- January 13, 2018

But once again, their porous defence proved to be their downfall as the Pacers mounted a comeback in the second period and eventually won the game late as they scored eight unanswered points to close it out. WIZARDS 125, MAGIC 119: Bradley Beal and John Wall each scored 30 points as Washington won at home to snap a two-game losing streak. That stretch included a 130-103 rout by Washington on December 23. (more...)
Videos show teens daring each other to eat detergent pods Videos show teens daring each other to eat detergent pods
- January 13, 2018

Other online images show the Tide pods being used as a pizza topping or in other other gelatin-based "dishes". Are Tide pods good for eating? Still, doctors and parents fear some enthusiastic Internet users may take the fake recipes a little too far and not only reenact them but also consume their unusual concoctions. (more...)
National Football League to consider Cam Newton knee injury during probe National Football League to consider Cam Newton knee injury during probe
- January 13, 2018

METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints have ruled out No. 3 wide receiver Brandon Coleman for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game at Minnesota with a neck injury. "They took him in there as a precautionary (measure) just to make sure". The Panthers said Newton was poked in the eye and evaluated for a concussion. (more...)
Mike Tomlin expects Antonio Brown to play vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Tomlin expects Antonio Brown to play vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- January 13, 2018

The good news is that Brown actually had a decent day against him in the regular season catching 10 passes for 157 yards. Still, we all know the massive ceiling he has when he's right. "As soon as the incident happened, with an MRI, and we're in a police auto right to the hospital - I'm pretty grateful", he told reporters on Monday. (more...)
Dayton mayor quits race, supports Cordray Dayton mayor quits race, supports Cordray
- January 13, 2018

He credited her with elevating the campaign's discussions on the opioid addiction crisis, the burdens of local governments, the need for stronger investment in preschool, higher education, and job training. "On all of these issues, she has been right, and she has envisioned a practical yet beneficial direction for our future", Mr. Cordray said. As former U.S. (more...)
Cole Beasley Drops First Single Cole Beasley Drops First Single "80 Stings"
- January 13, 2018

Prior to releasing his single, Beasley teamed up with producer Victor "Phazz" Clark to form ColdNation Records. Cole Beasley has joined the ranks of athlete-turned-rapper with the release of his first single, " 80 Stings ". "That is when I started writing my own music". "Some people will question my loyalty to football, but the passion for that WILL NOT change", he wrote. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Bournemouth v Arsenal
- January 13, 2018

Bournemouth pair Joshua King and Junior Stanislas will have to face late fitness tests after having been out of action with hamstring concerns recently. Next up, Wenger's men will collide against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday. Only Chelsea (13) have scored more headed goals than Arsenal (9) in the Premier League this season, while no side has conceded more via headers than Bournemouth (9). (more...)
Jaguars get 4 defenders back, should play at Steelers Jaguars get 4 defenders back, should play at Steelers
- January 13, 2018

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of ESPN , head coach Mike Tomlin stated on Friday that he expects Brown to take the field on Sunday against the Jaguars. Those were the lone regular-season games Brown has missed over the past five years, though he did sit out a divisional-round playoff game after the 2015 season because of a concussion. (more...)

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