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Bills' Jerry Hughes confronts referee after game Bills' Jerry Hughes confronts referee after game
- December 04, 2018

I'm sure a fine for Hughes will be on the way via the National Football League, but luckily his teammates were able to restrain him before anything worse happened... The Dolphins (6-6) snapped a two-game losing streak and won for only the third time since Week 3, helping their slim playoff chances. Phillips rose, pushed Drake's leg away and drew a 15-yard penalty for taunting. (more...)
Chicago Bulls fire former Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg Chicago Bulls fire former Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg
- December 04, 2018

Associate head coach Jim Boylen will reportedly take over as the Bulls' head coach for the remainder of the season. Hoiberg was named Chicago's head coach in June 2015 after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. On paper, Chicago looked like a team that could have a chance to at least compete for a playoff spot in a weaker Eastern Conference, but that simply has not been the case and Hoiberg is clearly taking the blame for that, as opposed to say, the weird ill-fitting roster. (more...)
Kerr misses out on first women's Ballon d'Or, Modric breaks duopoly Kerr misses out on first women's Ballon d'Or, Modric breaks duopoly
- December 04, 2018

And why are these guys laughing? Ada Hegerberg wins the 2018 Ballon D'Or. "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended", he said. "My point was: I don't invite women to twerk but dance on a Sinatra song". It was the first time a separate women's trophy had been awarded. With her win signalling a breakthrough in the widespread acknowledgement of women's football, her moment in the spotlight was ever so slightly compromised by the inappropriate comments of French DJ, Martin Solveig. (more...)
Tom Brady ties Peyton Manning's all-time, all-games touchdown record Tom Brady ties Peyton Manning's all-time, all-games touchdown record
- December 04, 2018

Of course, Brady knew that he had finally eclipsed the mark. Take, for instance, the closing bell to Belichick's postgame presser after the Patriots had claimed a 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. (more...)
Fiorentina vs. Juventus - Football Match Report Fiorentina vs. Juventus - Football Match Report
- December 04, 2018

Napoli, who are now on 29 points would aim to trim the deficit when they take on Atlanta on Monday. "I asked the lads to stay solid and after a period where we didn't play all that well, allowing them to keep the ball for 10 minutes straight, we reorganised". (more...)
Nations League semifinals: England to play Netherlands, Portugal face Switzerland Nations League semifinals: England to play Netherlands, Portugal face Switzerland
- December 03, 2018

It has pretty much been an upward curve since then for the Juventus forward in terms of his club career, with Manchester United and then Real Madrid - with five Champions League winners' medals - but on the worldwide stage, even Portugal's surprise success at Euro 2016 was tarnished for Ronaldo due to the player being injured early in the final against France. (more...)
William Nylander contract signing watch William Nylander contract signing watch
- December 03, 2018

There were reports Nylander, who remained in Europe during talks between his representatives and Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, was initially asking for $8 million per season on a long-term deal, with Toronto believed to have been countering with an offer in a $6-million range annually. (more...)
Mind of Mike: Thoughts on conference title games, playoff Mind of Mike: Thoughts on conference title games, playoff
- December 03, 2018

Both semifinal games will be played on December 29 with the two winners advancing to the national championship game on January 7 in Santa Clara, Calif. First of all, I think people need to learn how to spell "Dabo Swinney". "It's incredible what they've done with the schedule that they've played", Swinney said. (more...)
Kerr laments 'one of my worst' efforts as coach Kerr laments 'one of my worst' efforts as coach
- December 03, 2018

Blake Griffin scored 26 points as the Detroit Pistons spoiled the return of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry by beating the two-time defending National Basketball Association champions, 111-102. After shooting 38.1 percent from the line in his first five seasons, Drummond improved to 60.5 percent last season. He's averaging 15.6 points, third-best among the league's rookies, with 7.6 assists - seventh in the league and best among rookies. (more...)
Rashan Gary Will Not Play in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Rashan Gary Will Not Play in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
- December 03, 2018

His young team will nearly all return in 2019 and a win in a decent bowl game would do wonders for the confidence heading into the offseason. Check back for more details later. Where could Michigan State end up when the bowls are announced on Sunday? Otherwise, the Wolverines allowed more than 21 points just once all season, during a 24-17 season-opening at Notre Dame . (more...)
Twitter reacts to Jalen Hurts' return in SEC title game Twitter reacts to Jalen Hurts' return in SEC title game
- December 03, 2018

Update: Tua Tagovailoa actually underwent surgery on the ankle injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship Game, according to Aaron Suttles of The Athletic . "All year, I've kind of been waiting on my opportunity", Hurts said. Saban kept an open competition through training camp before naming Tagovailoa the starting quarterback prior to Alabama's season opener in September. (more...)
Understrength Man City rack up 6th straight win in EPL Understrength Man City rack up 6th straight win in EPL
- December 03, 2018

After a flat first half, Guardiola singled out Sterling for invigorating the champions in the second period. "We just relax", Guardiola said. I didn't know that. "Raheem, for example, in the first half was not involved ". Southampton let a two-goal lead slip against Fulham last week and United quickly hit back through Romelu Lukaku who was set up by Marcus Rashford. (more...)
Arsenal must focus on Manchester United trip not Tottenham win - Unai Emery Arsenal must focus on Manchester United trip not Tottenham win - Unai Emery
- December 03, 2018

For us it's the same, special, but above all three points. August fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea, which both ended in defeat, came too soon in Emery's tenure to pass judgement on the Spaniard, while drawing at home to Liverpool was inconclusive. (more...)
Chris Gayle wins $300,000 in defamation settlement Chris Gayle wins $300,000 in defamation settlement
- December 03, 2018

Fairfax Media is the publishing house which owns these newspapers. He won his defamation case in October previous year, with jurors finding Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to establish a defence of truth. The Australian media company has chose to appeal against the decision. "Fairfax is immediately bringing an appeal". "Fairfax remains concerned with the conduct of the trial", a spokesperson for the publisher said. (more...)
Arsenal's 2-goal Aubameyang: The fans; the atmosphere - it inspired us
- December 03, 2018

Emery is set to take his troops to Old Trafford on Wednesday to face Manchester United . Torreira gave Arsenal a two-goal cushion minutes later, collecting a pass from Aubameyang, running forward unmarked and firing into the far corner past Hugo Lloris. (more...)
Thielen explains in-game dustup with Belichick Thielen explains in-game dustup with Belichick
- December 03, 2018

Pats safety Patrick Chung fell to the turf injured, which stopped the clock and gave the Patriots' sideline a chance to figure out if they wanted to challenge the spot on the Vikings' first down. "It just lets you all know how passionate he is. I can't lose it like that". "No offense taken. It's football, there's emotions. There's emotions", Thielen said. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo set to boycott this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony Cristiano Ronaldo set to boycott this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony
- December 03, 2018

The Argentine superstar last won the Ballon d'Or in 2015 but has at least featured among the podium three in each of the last two years since his previous win. If the leak turns out to be true, Modric , 33, would break the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi cartel that has dominated the award for the last decade. (more...)
Steelers sit struggling rookie WR Washington vs Chargers Steelers sit struggling rookie WR Washington vs Chargers
- December 03, 2018

Roethlisberger hit Brown for a 9-yard gain on Pittsburgh's second play from scrimmage and again for 46 yards on the following snap. Now Pittsburgh heads into the final quarter of the season having its once comfortable lead in the AFC North trimmed to just a half-game over surging Baltimore (7-5). (more...)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal return for West Indies ODIs Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal return for West Indies ODIs
- December 03, 2018

The Kraigg Brathwaite-led side fared a touch better in the second innings as they managed to post 213, thanks to a blistering 93 by Hetmyer. A late 37* from Kemar Roach finally took West Indies to 213 in the second innings after they took the follow-on. (more...)
Unai Emery has overseen a rapid transformation at Arsenal
- December 03, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, we have just witnessed the most entertaining 45 minutes of Premier League football this season, and it might just be the spiciest North London Derby we've seen in years. Aubameyang levelled again in the 56th minute before second-half substitute Lacazette put Arsenal ahead with a deflected strike from outside the area. (more...)
UEFA announces new club competition to start from 2021 UEFA announces new club competition to start from 2021
- December 03, 2018

As part of Uefa's 2021-2024 cycle, the Europa League will be halved in size to 32 teams with an extra play-off round between the group stage and last 16. With the plans briefly outlined by a member of European football's governing body, the new competition is now referred to by the working title "UEL2", abbreviated from Uefa European League 2. (more...)
AP Top 25: Florida Gators end regular season in top 10
- December 03, 2018

The game will be shown on ESPN. Defensive end Rashan Gary will not play for MI in the Peach Bowl, according to coach Jim Harbaugh. The Gators have never beaten MI and are 0-3 against the Wolverines in bowl games. Sunday's announcement provides another boost for UF and its trajectory under first-year coach Dan Mullen . "We have a showdown between two storied programs that have combined for 14 National Championships, 50 conference championships and six Heisman Trophy winners". (more...)
Pochettino feels Spurs paid price for busy week in Arsenal defeat Pochettino feels Spurs paid price for busy week in Arsenal defeat
- December 03, 2018

On our second-half changes... The players who came on from the bench did very well. "That worked for us to get the victory". " Torreira, he's incredible. Vertonghen jumped with Shkodran Mustafi as they challenged for a corner and the Belgian's raised arm clearly made contact with the ball as he tried to block the Arsenal defender's header. (more...)
Three reasons the Seahawks should destroy the 49ers in week 13 Three reasons the Seahawks should destroy the 49ers in week 13
- December 03, 2018

Seattle didn't make the playoffs last season. He didn't mention the interception that cost the Seahawks a potential second Super Bowl ring, but that's the first thing that comes to mind for many. The Seattle Seahawks cruised to an easy victory over the 2-10 San Francisco 49ers , winning 43-16. Seattle never made it back to the championship game and now only a handful of players remain from those dominant teams. (more...)
Woods avoids penalty for double-hit Woods avoids penalty for double-hit
- December 03, 2018

Under a rule implemented a year ago, however, a penalty is not assessed if such an infraction is visible only in slow motion replays. Woods was not aware that he had hit the ball twice with his clubface, and the double-hit was detected only through the use of ultraslow motion on a high-definition TV. (more...)
Montreal Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll joins father's Force India team Montreal Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll joins father's Force India team
- December 03, 2018

Force India has completed Formula One's 2019 driver line-up with the confirmation that 20-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll will race for them next season after two years with Williams . "Our team has enjoyed great success nurturing and developing young and talented drivers, and we are very excited to begin our journey with Lance", he said. (more...)
Celtic in great shape for League Cup final, says Rodgers Celtic in great shape for League Cup final, says Rodgers
- December 02, 2018

The Dons were soon back at the national stadium, beating Hibernian in a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and pushing Celtic all the way in their second final of the season. That's our first day of recovery really. "But tonight is a great, great performance and it takes us lovely into the weekend [for the Betfred Cup final against Aberdeen ]". (more...)
National Basketball Association roundup: Warriors edge Kings in final seconds National Basketball Association roundup: Warriors edge Kings in final seconds
- December 02, 2018

With Stephen Curry (the Warriors' best offensive player) and Draymond Green ( a dynamite playmaker ) sidelined, Durant has scored 144 points in his last three games. With so many games bunched together, the Warriors haven't had time to do much scrimmaging, but DeMarcus Cousins should have more full-speed court time next week and Kerr expects an update on the All-Star center's rehab from Achilles surgery then. (more...)
Pochettino ready for clash with 'good friend' Emery Pochettino ready for clash with 'good friend' Emery
- December 02, 2018

The pair are good friends from their time as managers in Spain together when Emery recommended Pochettino to replace him at Valencia in 2012. "You need to ask him (why he recommended me), I didn't ask why". "This is my fifth season here so I understand completely what it means". However, Lauren, who was part of the "Invincibles" side which went the entire 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten, has defended Ozil and believes the fans should keep faith with the German. (more...)
ESPN’s Playoff Predictor Has Ohio State In Over Oklahoma, Georgia ESPN’s Playoff Predictor Has Ohio State In Over Oklahoma, Georgia
- December 02, 2018

Both games will be played on December 29. They took on the top-ranked Crimson Tide, whose closest game all season was a 22-point victory over Texas A&M in September. The Fighting Irish had their spot booked in the playoff a week before the other teams given they didn't play in a conference title game. "For me, Georgia moves to No. (more...)

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