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Blame Manchester United players for José Mourinho's exit - Nemanja Matic Blame Manchester United players for José Mourinho's exit - Nemanja Matic
- December 24, 2018

The last occasion we played on 25 December was in 1957, when goals from Tommy Taylor, Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards saw off Luton Town 3-0 in the old First Division at Old Trafford. "There's a lot of players Jose Mourinho has brought in that have not delivered". But to get to know the players and think "what can I improve them on" - that's my job. (more...)
Jon Jones' Comeback Fight Moved After More Drug Test Issues Jon Jones' Comeback Fight Moved After More Drug Test Issues
- December 24, 2018

Daniel Cormier predictably took to social media in order to take shots at Jon Jones and USADA over Jones' "atypical" drug test result ahead of UFC 232. Jones maintains his innocence as he has done for his previous two failed tests. "I'm going to do what I can to try to make it right for at least some of you guys", Jones said. (more...)
Cardinals Sign Reliever Andrew Miller to Two-Year Deal Cardinals Sign Reliever Andrew Miller to Two-Year Deal
- December 24, 2018

Miller battled injuries in 2018, tossing just 34 innings with a 4.24 ERA. "One of our stated goals this offseason was to improve our bullpen", Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said . But as we saw last season, if he's far from 100% physically, Miller is a rather average pitcher and may not be worth the money the Cardinals are investing in him with this deal. (more...)
Sandpaper scandal: Smith expects sledging from hostile English crowds Sandpaper scandal: Smith expects sledging from hostile English crowds
- December 24, 2018

Steve Smith further said, "Every decision you make can have a negative outlook if things go pear-shaped and if things go well how does that look. So I think T20 cricket is a good way to prepare and the IPL is one of the best tournaments around the world", Smith said in his first press conference after the tearful breakdown following the return from South Africa. (more...)
Graeme Souness: What’s holding Paul Pogba back at Man United Graeme Souness: What’s holding Paul Pogba back at Man United
- December 24, 2018

And defender Shaw, despite having a rocky relationship with the world-renowned coach, insists Mourinho should still be respected because of the trophies he won at Old Trafford. 'He is only two days with us but we had a few meetings, ' said Matic. "I think in games before we have had a lot of chances that maybe could have ended up in the back of the net, but we didn't take our chances". (more...)
Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him as a person Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him as a person
- December 24, 2018

Speaking to United's official website after the victory at Cardiff , Shaw said: "As a Man United team, we always try to play quickly, no matter what manager it is or who it's with". Pogba, meanwhile, thanked Mourinho for improving him as a player during his time at Old Trafford, harking back to United's League Cup and Europa League triumphs during their first season together. (more...)
Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed
- December 24, 2018

Pederson said Wentz will not go on the Injured Reserve list and did not name a starter beyond this week. If the Eagles lose to the Rams, Philadelphia could opt to shut down Wentz for the season given the team's playoff hopes would be unlikely if this scenario plays out. (more...)
Rockets' Paul out at least two weeks Rockets' Paul out at least two weeks
- December 23, 2018

A second hamstring injury in just over six months is also concerning from a financial standpoint as far as the Rockets are concerned, as Paul signed a four-year extension worth $159.7 million in July. "It's definitely going to be tough". Houston was 0-3 in those games. Paul has missed a total of 19 games - including the playoffs - with hamstring injuries in his career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. (more...)
Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role
- December 23, 2018

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with an excellent free-kick in the 3rd minute of the match, and Ander Herrera doubled the lead with a shot from outside the penalty box, before Rashford conceded an unnecessary penalty. "The attitude and application of the boys when you go out there and see them, the attitude has been fantastic, the dressing room, the way they approached this game. (more...)
Real Madrid Vs. Al Ain Live Stream Real Madrid Vs. Al Ain Live Stream
- December 23, 2018

A second goal always looked likely to arrive sooner rather than later, with Modric denied by an excellent save from Al-Ain 'keeper Khalid Eisa. Real Madrid's seventh Club World Cup title is Kroos' fifth triumph in the competition, a record which makes his the undisputed king of the tournament. (more...)
Conner out vs. Saints, Smith-Schuster questionable Conner out vs. Saints, Smith-Schuster questionable
- December 23, 2018

At 53, this is the second-highest total on Sunday's slate. Betting market: Fifty-eight percent of bettors are laying the points with the Saints , but they've accounted for a smaller percentage of actual money (40%). "It's been nearly a month since we've been at the dome, so it'll be nice to be back in there", Brees said. Mark Ingram - In the last four games, he has not scored over 12 PPR points. (more...)
Rockies agree to 2-year, $24M deal with Murphy Rockies agree to 2-year, $24M deal with Murphy
- December 23, 2018

He still hit.299 over 91 games with Washington and the Chicago Cubs. It's also likely that Murphy - never a great defender - will move to primarily playing first base for the Rockies. Thursday night, the Rockies reached an agreement with second baseman Daniel Murphy . Colorado is still searching for its first NL West title in franchise history. (more...)
Frampton Narrowly Loses Out To Warrington In Bruising 12-Round Bout Frampton Narrowly Loses Out To Warrington In Bruising 12-Round Bout
- December 23, 2018

Another tough round and there was little between the fighters as they both gave their all. "There are no excuses from me, I was in incredible shape and the better man won", he said. "I don't think that, I'd be a fool to think that", he said (Frampton was having none of it). "I'll have to sit down with my team", Frampton said. (more...)
Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton
- December 23, 2018

He has to ask himself that question because the desire to fight is like elastic in your socks, once you've lost it, you can't get it back. "He won the fight fair and square". Frampton had success every time he stood off but it was freakish that he continually looked to exchange up close when Warrington swiftly closed the gap. (more...)
Australian Open to Introduce Tie-breakers in Deciders Australian Open to Introduce Tie-breakers in Deciders
- December 23, 2018

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley says "we asked the players - both past and present, commentators, agents and TV analysts - whether they wanted to play an advantage final set or not, and went from there". The 2019 Australian Open takes place from January 14 to January 27. A ten-point tie break at six games all gets approval as this format is expected to give fans a special finale to epic contests, Tiley added. (more...)
Virat is an absolute gentleman: Ravi Shastri Virat is an absolute gentleman: Ravi Shastri
- December 23, 2018

However, the fact that Australia named an unchanged squad for the final two Tests suggests that the right-hander's magical healing powers have him ready to play in the Boxing Day Test match. The Indian cricket team has been struggling to find its combinations right in the ongoing Test series against Australia. "The last thing we wanted was someone breaking down after five or 10 overs and then we are stuck for players to pick for Melbourne or Sydney". (more...)
Man City suffer shock Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace Man City suffer shock Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace
- December 23, 2018

City had led through Ilkay Gundogan but two goals in three minutes overturned the scores at Palace led 2-1 at the break. When you lose, not so good, ' said Guardiola . "Imperative is the next game, the problem is when you think about the future and are not in the present", he said. Guardiola clearly does not intend to surrender the title easily, saying: "It is complicated, but we will fight until the last second". (more...)
Saquon Barkley meets his new reality in Giants' loss to Titans Saquon Barkley meets his new reality in Giants' loss to Titans
- December 23, 2018

Henry, who had a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Jacksonville on December 6, scored on 1-yard runs in the first and third quarters. How Manning and this offense performs in the final two games against the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys will likely go a long way in deciding how they handle the future of the most important position on their team and perhaps the greatest quarterback in franchise history. (more...)
Real Madrid v Al Ain 22 December 2018 Real Madrid v Al Ain 22 December 2018
- December 22, 2018

Yahia Nader put through his own net in injury time as Real comfortably claimed their 11th win in 13 games and a first trophy since Solari took over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui in October. Real were rewarded for a dominant start after taking the lead in the 14th minute, Luka Modric curling home a superb effort from the edge of the box. (more...)
Anthony Joshua awarded the OBE title Anthony Joshua awarded the OBE title
- December 22, 2018

The Brit then proceeds to give her a couple of pairs of trainers as a real Christmas bonus. Prince Charles also awarded Joshua his MBE back in 2013. Upon receiving the OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to sport, WBO, IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua set his sights on another prize - Deontay Wilder's all-important WBC belt, to complete his heavyweight title set. (more...)
Mohamed Salah stars as Liverpool secure top spot at Christmas Mohamed Salah stars as Liverpool secure top spot at Christmas
- December 22, 2018

This season could mean more of the same considering the stunning form both City and Liverpool are in, leaving fans with plenty of memories and moments to cherish. But following another clean sheet, Liverpool have conceded just seven goals in their 18 league games so far this season with Van Dijk producing another dominant display in the Midlands. (more...)
Celtics Shed Light On ‘Much-Needed’ Team Discussion After Third Straight Loss Celtics Shed Light On ‘Much-Needed’ Team Discussion After Third Straight Loss
- December 22, 2018

Meanwhile, the Celtics have been playing much better lately, winning eight of their last nine games, with the loss coming last Saturday against the Detroit Pistons . "So we got to talk and today was the time we chose to talk and I'll keep the confinements of what we talked about between us". "This is an intense schedule all the way through All-Star break starting tonight, and I think that, ultimately, we want as many guys feeling good as possible". (more...)
Watch Andros Towsend score goal of the city against Man City Watch Andros Towsend score goal of the city against Man City
- December 22, 2018

Townsend's goal had come two minutes after Jeffery Schlupp had levelled the match. Chelsea were also beaten at Stamford Bridge for the first time under Maurizio Sarri as Vardy fired home James Maddison's pass to give the Foxes their first victory in five games. (more...)
Man Utd crock Alexis breaks silence on Mourinho & £20000 sack bet Man Utd crock Alexis breaks silence on Mourinho & £20000 sack bet
- December 22, 2018

The 45-year-old has been heavily influenced by legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson , who used the " hairdryer treatment " when he felt his team were not meeting the standards he set. "This idea that these players are upset ... it is not just United, but the modern player". I made a few mistakes, but If you don't make mistakes, you're not going to learn. (more...)
Warnock believes Solskjaer fortunate to land Manchester United role Warnock believes Solskjaer fortunate to land Manchester United role
- December 22, 2018

United, who sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday , have been heavily linked with a move for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in the summer once Solskjaer's interim spell ends at the end of the season. "I had that at Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers and you can't really win, you have to leave", Warnock added. Everyone starts with a clean slate. (more...)
Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting
- December 22, 2018

For the first time Cuban players would not be forced to defect to play in the major leagues. "To know future Cuban players will not have to go through what we went through makes me so happy", Puig said. "(Players) won't have to abandon the country illegally or take risks in other countries at the hands of unscrupulous people who live off of the sweat and blood of those athletes", said Velez, the Cuban baseball president. (more...)
Rockets Hit NBA Record 26 Three-Pointers Rockets Hit NBA Record 26 Three-Pointers
- December 22, 2018

The previous record for 3-pointers in a game was 25 which the Cleveland Cavaliers set in a March 2017 win over the Atlanta Hawks . Reigning Most Valuable Player James Harden had six three-pointers on the way to 35 points. Kawhi Leonard dropped 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 99-96. After the game, Mike D'Antoni said "we've got two of the best point guards ever to play the game". (more...)
Pacers' streak ends with 92-91 loss to Cavs Pacers' streak ends with 92-91 loss to Cavs
- December 22, 2018

Domantas Sabonis (17 points and 9 rebounds) led the offensive output that was not enough for the win. D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and matched his career high 13 assists as the Brooklyn Nets extended the NBA's longest active winning streak to six games with a 115-110 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers. (more...)
Dodgers trade Puig to Reds in blockbuster deal Dodgers trade Puig to Reds in blockbuster deal
- December 22, 2018

Kemp is entering the final season of an eight-year, $160-million contract he initially signed with Los Angeles in 2012. The Dodgers did not stop there. Wood, a 27-year-old left-hander, has gone 25-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 304 innings with the Dodgers the last two years but was demoted to an undefined bullpen role down the stretch in 2018. (more...)
Former 5-star QB Justin Fields could consider transferring to Oklahoma Former 5-star QB Justin Fields could consider transferring to Oklahoma
- December 21, 2018

Even if Fields wanted to transfer exclusively for playing time reasons, the NCAA would be foolish to challenge such an assertion and Georgia officials would be insane to do anything except wish Fields well as he plays next season at his new school. (more...)

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