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Tar Heels stay ahead of Kentucky in latest AP Poll Tar Heels stay ahead of Kentucky in latest AP Poll
- December 26, 2018

Duke is the new No. 1, moving past U-M and receiving 35 of 64 first-place votes in Monday's poll after previous No. 1 Kansas lost at Arizona State. Virginia (4) 5. The Sun Devils gained one spot to No. 17. Interestingly enough, though, Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal voted KU at No. 1 this week. Gonzaga's two-week slide in the AP men's college basketball poll came to a stop and the top spot changed hands again. (more...)
Royals prospect Brady Singer gives heartwarming Christmas gift to parents Royals prospect Brady Singer gives heartwarming Christmas gift to parents
- December 26, 2018

He mentions them taking off work, spending every dime they had, eating cheap meals and many Gatorade bottles just to help put a smile on his face and achieve his dreams. I am paying off the loan from the bank. He writes, "Your giving hearts helped to shape my tiny dream into a reality". The 2018 Kansas City Royals first-round pick pitcher Brady Singer smiles during a press conference before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 3, ... (more...)
Jared Goff Slowed Down By Cardinals in Week 16 Jared Goff Slowed Down By Cardinals in Week 16
- December 26, 2018

Anderson has now rushed for 271 yards and one touchdown in 10 games this season. The Cardinals (3-11) are coming off of an ugly 40-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He took a backwards pass from quarterback Josh Rosen and lofted a ideal pass for Johnson, who came free on a wheel route. However, there were some players who stood out with their individual performances. (more...)
Jaylon Smith scores 69-yard TD on fumble recovery Jaylon Smith scores 69-yard TD on fumble recovery
- December 26, 2018

Tampa Bay's defeat makes it three in a row and drags their record down to 5-10. Prescott also rushed for a short touchdown. He apparently didn't sense the presence of Gregory, who hit him from behind and jarred the ball loose. next week. Dallas defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford went to a hospital to have a neck injury evaluated after getting hurt on the second play of the game. (more...)
Curry makes last-second layup as Warriors beat Clippers Curry makes last-second layup as Warriors beat Clippers
- December 26, 2018

Instead of pulling up for a jumper, Curry took advantage of the mismatch and drove the basket for the game-winning layup. Durant had 14 points in the quarter, Curry added 11 and the Warriors outscored the Clippers 36-23 to take a 103-94 lead into the fourth. (more...)
Benitez: Newcastle need a miracle to stay up Benitez: Newcastle need a miracle to stay up
- December 26, 2018

Newcastle are now five points above the bottom three heading into the busy holiday period after last weekend's goalless draw with Fulham . Paul Merson expects Newcastle to struggle for the rest of the season if they play like they did in their goalless draw against Fulham . (more...)
Dale Steyn becomes South Africa's leading Test wicket-taker
- December 26, 2018

Steyn reached the milestone in his 89th Test match after a series of injuries restricted him to playing just seven red-ball matches for the Proteas in the last two years. Slightly built, with a lithe, athletic action, Steyn at his best was capable of bowling at 150km/h, with late away swing accounting for numerous world's leading batsmen. (more...)
Bancroft says Warner put him up to ball-tampering Bancroft says Warner put him up to ball-tampering
- December 26, 2018

But whether he'll be able to slot back in - or what the public backlash will be if he does - given Bancroft's interview adds a spicy new layer to Warner's comeback effort. Smith can not captain the side until March 2020 - should that role again be bestowed upon him - while Warner has been banned from ever having an official leadership role again. (more...)
India dominate Australia on opening day India dominate Australia on opening day
- December 26, 2018

But the exciting Agarwal rose to the challenge after Kohli won an important toss and opted to bat on a pitch that is expected to deteriorate as the match wears on. "They ( Australia ) bowled extremely well. They kept it tight and they were attacking", he added. India came into the Boxing Day clash with a new pair of inexperienced openers after the misfiring Murali Vijay and KL Rahul were axed, suggesting a hint of panic as Kohli's men look to win their first-ever series in Australia . (more...)
Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on charges of poaching in UP tiger reserve Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on charges of poaching in UP tiger reserve
- December 26, 2018

As per preliminary information received, Jyotinder Singh Randhawa alias Jyoti Singh Randhawa - who is an global golfer - and Mahesh Virajdar have been arrested in a poaching case in Motipur Range of Katarniaghat. Interrogation and further legal action is being carried out by the DFO Katarniaghat and his team. Another person, identified as Mahesh Virajdar, was arrested with Randhawa near Motipur range of Katarniaghat, Pandey said. (more...)
Solskjaer wants United players to do this to win at Old Trafford Solskjaer wants United players to do this to win at Old Trafford
- December 26, 2018

Ole is right to namedrop these four players considering they are the present and future of Manchester United , not to mention their obvious quality. That's tradition, that's history, that's how we want to play. However, the levels of commitment he demanded from those sides was not evident in the current United squad. (more...)
Tannehill amused that Philbin wouldn't say Rodgers will start for Packers Tannehill amused that Philbin wouldn't say Rodgers will start for Packers
- December 26, 2018

That even when the record isn't great and you're not going to the playoffs, it still matters. Williams, a fourth-round pick a year ago, opened the season as the team's No. "I'm about to give everything that I've got and they did the same". I don't think they were planning on kicking it deep. I think they're good in the locker room and they have a good skill set. (more...)
Alabama players suspended for Orange Bowl Alabama players suspended for Orange Bowl
- December 26, 2018

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said Monday he is ready to go and ready to execute the full playbook after recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia on December 1. In just its fifth year of existence, the College Football Playoff has now seen Alabama as the only school to make every season. The three players, including starting defensive tackle Dexter lawrence , could be revived if a B-sample test comes back positive on Wednesday. (more...)
Christine Frampton pays tribute to hero Carl after brutal fight in Manchester Christine Frampton pays tribute to hero Carl after brutal fight in Manchester
- December 26, 2018

There will be no shortage of calls for a rematch but will Frampton, who hinted this could be the end of his fantastic career, want any more of that? Hard as it is to accept, that may be the case because there were crucial moments on Saturday night when that extra gear he needed just wasn't there. (more...)
Rockets’ James Harden reacts to Arizona State’s win over Kansas Rockets’ James Harden reacts to Arizona State’s win over Kansas
- December 26, 2018

Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards had 15 points off the bench to lead the balanced Arizona State offense, which had five players in double figures as they hand the Jayhawks their first road game loss. Lawson was one of three Kansas players, who scored in double-digits. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 14 points, and the Bulldogs held off the pesky Raiders at Jackson, Miss. (more...)
Louisiana State football player kills man trying to rob him, police say Louisiana State football player kills man trying to rob him, police say
- December 25, 2018

He allegedly demanded they hand over their possessions and one of the athletes responded by shooting Johnson multiple times with a handgun. Attorneys for the players also told The Advocate Saturday that the shooting happened in self-defense . (more...)
DJ Swearinger blasts Jay Gruden, who released him for blasting coach DJ Swearinger blasts Jay Gruden, who released him for blasting coach
- December 25, 2018

Swearinger with just one week to go in the regular season. When he didn't do so, Washington decided it had had enough. Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert led the Titans to the victory after Marcus Mariota was injured. "D.J.is not the defensive coordinator", Gruden said on the Redskins Talk podcast. Swearinger has been critical of the team, which has dealt with significant injuries to the offensive line and quarterback. (more...)
Vegas' Fleury now 9th all-time after 4-2 win over Islanders Vegas' Fleury now 9th all-time after 4-2 win over Islanders
- December 25, 2018

Danault scored his first goal by smacking a one-timer top shelf over Fleury's blocker less than four minutes into the game. The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings meet Sunday after enduring overtime games Saturday, but the challenge of bouncing back will be more hard for the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena at Las Vegas . (more...)
Injured Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan out for up to six weeks Injured Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan out for up to six weeks
- December 25, 2018

The Armenian worldwide though missed the Gunners' 3-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday, and is not expected to return until February. The Armenia worldwide has featured sporadically for Unai Emery's side thus far this season, making 14 Premier League appearances but completing 90 minutes just six times. (more...)
PR nightmare for Manchester United as transfer plans given away? PR nightmare for Manchester United as transfer plans given away?
- December 25, 2018

United had looked stagnant under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal never looked like a good fit at the club during his couple of years in charge. "Are they Manchester United players from a quality point of view?" "Not to say that Ole won't, I'm not saying that, but I think Brucey should have been the one". (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL healing, next evaluation in February Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL healing, next evaluation in February
- December 25, 2018

I won't know until after we do these next round of testing". He recently worked out with a coach on the court for roughly 45 minutes. Porzingis was hurt on February 6 after landing following a dunk in a game against Milwaukee. That's more important than anything else that we can lay out". When asked about Joakim Noah , who intimated recently that he may have partied too much during his time in NY. (more...)
No fireworks as Chisora and Whyte square up ahead of rematch No fireworks as Chisora and Whyte square up ahead of rematch
- December 25, 2018

Watch Carlos Takam vs Senad Gashi on the Whyte vs Chisora 2 undercard, from The O2, London, on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office , from 6pm. "The voodoo talk, ' said Chisora, nicknamed 'War". The only stain on Whyte's 25-fight record is the 2015 clash with Joshua that ended in a seventh-round knockout, the result failing to detract from an impressive performance. (more...)
India's batsmen must help bowlers, says Ajinkya Rahane India's batsmen must help bowlers, says Ajinkya Rahane
- December 25, 2018

While speaking to CricketNext , Kumble drew attention towards the young guns that how Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari are making their mark at the global level and believes Mayank Agarwal should be given the opportunity, which he deserves since a long time. (more...)
Howe hails 'outstanding' Pochettino ahead of Boxing Day Wembley clash Howe hails 'outstanding' Pochettino ahead of Boxing Day Wembley clash
- December 25, 2018

I am very curious to see the action, I think it wasn't a great action", he added. Those struggles without a specialist holding midfielder should perhaps make Silva reconsider his January plans for McCarthy, because a side with Everton's refreshed ambitions can not concede goals as frequently or easily as they did yesterday. (more...)
Australia v India: Cricket greats criticise ICC’s 'average' Perth pitch rating Australia v India: Cricket greats criticise ICC’s 'average' Perth pitch rating
- December 25, 2018

However, despite the entertaining match on a pitch full of personality, it was revealed on Friday that match referee Ranjan Madugalle rated the deck as "average", which is the ICC's lowest possible pass mark handed out after assessments of the pitch and the outfield. (more...)
Rockets Sign Free Agent Austin Rivers Rockets Sign Free Agent Austin Rivers
- December 24, 2018

Former Clippers teammates Chris Paul and Austin Rivers will be reunited as Rivers is being signed by the Rockets. The Rockets' next eight games come against teams with legitimate playoff hopes, starting with the Thunder on Christmas Day. (more...)
Baker Mayfield stares down Hue Jackson to taunt him after season sweep Baker Mayfield stares down Hue Jackson to taunt him after season sweep
- December 24, 2018

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Mayfield has been a thorn in the Bengals and Jackson's side as the Browns won both meetings this season. The Browns are 5-2 since Jackson was sacked and the rookie continued to shine by going 27-of-37 for 284 yards and three touchdowns to complete the sweep of the Bengals. (more...)
Dhoni returns to T20 squad for New Zealand series Dhoni returns to T20 squad for New Zealand series
- December 24, 2018

The wicketkeeper batsman was dropped for the Twenty20 worldwide squad for the West Indies series at home in November, and later, for the Australia T20Is. Ambati Rayudu will be part of the ODI squad while his name is missing from the T20Is. India's squad for T20I series against New Zealand: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant , Dinesh Karthik , Kedar Jadhav , MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya , Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, ... (more...)
Man Utd's Luke Shaw says Champions League qualification is possible Man Utd's Luke Shaw says Champions League qualification is possible
- December 24, 2018

Mata wrote in his personal blog : "Obviously, it has been a different week with the change of manager and I'd like to thank Jose for the trophies we won together and wish him luck for the future". "We carried on playing and the third goal was an awesome team goal". "There's a very long way to go and we need to focus on how to catch up. The main focus is us and the next four or five games are very winnable". (more...)
St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers: Steven Gerrard says first-half 'concerning' St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers: Steven Gerrard says first-half 'concerning'
- December 24, 2018

With home games against Hibernian and then Celtic to come on Boxing Day and then on Saturday, respectively, Gerrard knows his team can not afford a similarly slipshod shift again. But they were really good in the first half'. "I know he [Arnold] is under pressure, not just from us but from other clubs, but that wasn't the indication we were given when we were promoting Boyle to him". (more...)

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