Cleveland Indians hit a home run by signing Encarnacion Cleveland Indians hit a home run by signing Encarnacion
- December 24, 2016

Adding Encarnacion's bat should make the Indians favorites in the American League to go back to the World Series. Considering Morales is nearly strictly a designated hitter, combined with the fact Encarnacion played a passable first base last season, the door wasn't completely closed on a Toronto reunion at the time. (more...)
Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win
- December 24, 2016

Their 111 points were the third-highest combined points ever in a bowl game. "Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here", Linehan said moments after earning MVP honors in the win. "They anxious about playing one game at a time". This is Idaho's first bowl game since 2009. "I think we were just exhausted of losing". After a 42-yard scamper by the Vandals' Aaron Duckworth, the running back finished off the drive with a 5-yard touchdown, pushing the score to 48-14. (more...)
Duke's Grayson Allen trips former Ardrey Kell player, throws tantrum Duke's Grayson Allen trips former Ardrey Kell player, throws tantrum
- December 23, 2016

As for the game itself, after the Allen Technical ELON went on a 11-2 run to close the 1st half as Allen Sat on the Bench for the rest of the Half. Then the Blue Devils player threw a tantrum. But unless he's punished severely for his repeated ridiculous behavior, that's what will continue to happen. It's better that he get punished and learn from his mistake now rather than later in the year when the stakes of each game increase. (more...)
Matip could face Liverpool ban for refusing to play for Cameroon… Matip could face Liverpool ban for refusing to play for Cameroon…
- December 22, 2016

Matip, who moved to Anfield from Schalke on a free transfer, has been a key player for the Reds in the current campaign. Matip was given the opportunity to come in out from the cold for Cameroon after exiling himself and his worldwide side are furious with him and seven other players who refused the chance to represent their country. (more...)
Joe Mixon to police: 'It felt like a dude hit me'
- December 22, 2016

The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and the football player feint at her. Police investigators said Molitor told them Mixon and his friends started harassing her friend because he is gay. In the immediate aftermath of the assault, Molitor was harassed by Sooners fans to the point of deleting all her social media accounts and quitting her job at a bar and grill just off the campus of the University of Oklahoma . (more...)
Don't Label Christian McCaffrey Selfish For Skipping A Bowl Game Don't Label Christian McCaffrey Selfish For Skipping A Bowl Game
- December 21, 2016

I tell players never to put all their eggs in the Pro Day basket alone. They know that. And they don't want to risk those life-changing dollars for one final game in El Paso or Jacksonville. They are not walking out on their teammates in the middle of a regular season or before a college football playoff game. Some of the folks who get paid to talk about college football are now feeling quite threatened by the realization by those who don't get paid to play college football that they ... (more...)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel unhappy with playing time
- December 20, 2016

Noel was tabbed by many as the odd man out of the rotation due to his rookie deal expiring at the end of this season. Now out of the rotation for a 6-20 team, Noel would not be that. Asked about Noel afterward, Brown said, "I feel worse for (2015 second-rounder) Richaun Holmes ". The team announced on October 21 he would need minor surgery on his left knee, the same one he tore the ACL in while playing for Kentucky in 2013. (more...)
ISL 2016 Final, Kerala Blasters v Atletico de Kolkata
- December 20, 2016

Henrique Sereno scored for the visitors after Mohammad Rafi gave Kerala Blasters the lead. The home team took the first strike in the shootout. "It's cruel. It was heartbreaking for Kerala and Nandy, who has been with Kerala Blasters since the first season. "We are grateful and happy to be in the final and we have got to do all the protocols to recover and get set for the final and the team was in the final in the first year and [has] an unfinished business and we hope we can put a good ... (more...)
My wife voted for the showjumper, jokes Murray after record victory
- December 20, 2016

Andy won the Sports Personality title in 2013 and 2015 victor and was acknowledged for his greatest year yet, when he won the Olympic men's title in Rio, claimed his second Wimbledon championship and ended the year as the tennis world number one. (more...)
Raiders clinch a playoff berth after beating the Chargers in Week 15 Raiders clinch a playoff berth after beating the Chargers in Week 15
- December 20, 2016

Once the offense stopped turning the ball over inside the Chargers' 10-yard-line, the Raiders' chances of winning improved. "You saw us go silent count the whole game ", Rivers said, via the San Jose Mercury News . With how banged up the secondary has been of late, the Chargers should be able to get a really good look at him. The team appears to have run out of options to stay in San Diego , the report noted, and Spanos is resigned to the fact that a move to Los Angeles is the only ... (more...)
Jags Head Coach Gus Bradley fired
- December 20, 2016

Weaver sold the team to Shahid Khan in November 2011. The 70-year-old Coughlin won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants (2007 and 2011) and was the first Jaguars coach, going 68-60 with four playoff wins from 1995-02. That honor went to the Los Angeles Rams' Jeff Fisher, who beat him by a week. An interesting twist of the story from Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk is that the Jaguars had decided prior to the Houston Texans game that they were moving on from Gus Bradley . (more...)
Odell Beckham Jnr scores one-handed touchdown for Giants Odell Beckham Jnr scores one-handed touchdown for Giants
- December 20, 2016

After missing the playoffs in 2015, the Detroit Lions and New York Giants have ensured themselves of winning seasons this year. Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes for the Giants. H now has 10 touchdown catches in his last 10 games. The statistics were far from gaudy as Manning topped 200 yards passing for the first time in six games. (more...)
Tennessee Titans Win On The Road Against Kansas City Chiefs
- December 19, 2016

That set the Chiefs up for third and one which they didn't get and then fourth and one which they didn't get. If that happens, Oakland has the tiebreak over the Patriots by virtue of a superior strength of victory percentage. How insane does that sound, given the fact this team won a combined five games over the past two seasons? The Titans are now in great position to win the AFC South. (more...)
India clinch their second Hockey Junior World Cup title
- December 19, 2016

After the win, a delighted India captain Harjeet said that their success boils down to their long and arduous preparation they did for the last couple of years. While Germany was able to win the third spot, Australia failed to earn any medal for themselves, as they finished 4th. Gurjant Singh broke the deadlock with a magnificent reverse hit past the Belgian keeper in the eight minute of the match. (more...)
Premier League Review: Chelsea strengthen grip at the summit
- December 19, 2016

Chelsea in September lost twice in three games - 2-1 at home to Liverpool and 3-0 at Arsenal - before Conte changed his team's formation, and, despite long favouring a back three, he admitted he had harboured concerns about the ability of his players to succeed in such a system. (more...)
Mohammad Amir injured during Pakistan's first Test against Australia
- December 18, 2016

Hazlewood put the tourist on the skids with two wickets in two balls in his fifth over. A withering spell of fast bowling backed up by some exceptional catching had Pakistan on its knees as Australia took charge of the day-night first Test in Brisbane on Friday. (more...)
Chelsea manager Conte says China's spending power a 'danger'
- December 18, 2016

I was very proud to have him in my squad and have him as my player. The Blues have secured their status as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season following their stunning run in the top-flight under new boss Antonio Conte. (more...)
Michael Floyd cut by Arizona Cardinals after arrest for drunken driving Michael Floyd cut by Arizona Cardinals after arrest for drunken driving
- December 17, 2016

Arizona Cardinals' Michael Floyd (15) gets pulled down by Oakland Raiders' David Amerson (29) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. They're already a lock for the playoffs, Amendola could be back for the postseason and New England's offense has been just fine in large because of solid play from rookie Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan in recent weeks. (more...)
Gundogan out for 'a long time', reveals Guardiola Gundogan out for 'a long time', reveals Guardiola
- December 16, 2016

Gundogan missed the start of the season with a dislocated kneecap sustained while playing for Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season. Fernando replaced the 26-year-old in the 44 minute and the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager expressed his unhappiness after Gundogan suffered his latest injury setback. (more...)
Celebrities react to sportscaster Craig Sager's death
- December 16, 2016

Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. The sports world is mourning the loss of National Basketball Association newscaster Craig Sager , who passed away at 65 on December 15. (more...)
Patriots Sign Former Cardinals WR Michael Floyd
- December 16, 2016

It was his fourth-highest yardage total of the season. Currently, Floyd has 33 catches, 446 yards and four touchdowns this season. Along with Chris Hogan, who is averaging over 19 yards per catch, Floyd could give Tom Brady another threat to stretch the field, especially with big play tight end Rob Gronkowski lost for the season. (more...)
Los Angeles Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher
- December 14, 2016

On Monday, the Los Angeles Rams fires embattled head coach Jeff Fisher . This is exclusively a performance-related issue. First of all, let's talk about a city that's never been shy of making itself the center of attention, Los Angeles . (more...)
Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears
- December 14, 2016

But as one of only four National Football League franchises to never play in the Super Bowl and with only one playoff win in the last 50 years, Detroit is desperate to put a championship-caliber team in Ford Field. They close the season at home against the Packers . Two interceptions came off passes that deflected off receivers, including one that caromed off Doug Baldwin's helmet to cornerback Damarious Randall. (more...)
Wenger critical of Arsenal defence, but 'unlucky' to lose Wenger critical of Arsenal defence, but 'unlucky' to lose
- December 14, 2016

Arsenal's 14-game unbeaten run was ended at a raucous Goodison Park, where Everton recovered from Alexis Sánchez's deflected opener to win through headers from Séamus Coleman and Ashley Williams. "We played for many years with a very young squad, so under pressure they are a bit more vulnerable". Everton , after their slow start, began to claw themselves back into the game once they turned it into a battle of wills and mental strength. (more...)
Arsenal, Bayern Munich to meet again in Champions League round of 16
- December 14, 2016

Bayern Munich coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has admitted that their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Arsenal will be tough, but says he is "confident" they will progress. The first legs will be played from February 14-22, with return matches from March 7-15. But we believe in ourselves, and I think we can turn in two huge performances and win. (more...)
How Pogba reacted to facing brother in Europa League How Pogba reacted to facing brother in Europa League
- December 13, 2016

France global Paul Pogba leads Man United's midfield and older brother Florentin, a Guinea worldwide, is a Saint-Etienne defender. (Brothers clashing) has happened in the history of football few times and it's a nice thing. "We were very unlucky in the group phase, we had to go very far, it was very hard to go to Turkey, Ukraine", he said. France is an easy flight, easy period. (more...)
Anthony Pettis Returning To Lightweight After UFC 206
- December 13, 2016

Referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight with 10 seconds remaining in the third round, as Pettis (19-6) fell to the matte in a crouched position to cover up from punches. "If he wants to fight the best, you come fight "Blessed". I just looked and it's eight weeks out already. "He wants me to be all drained out from two training camps in a row but that (expletive) ain't going to happen. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 4th Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 4th Ballon d'Or
- December 13, 2016

Along with Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Argentina's Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has also been named on a three-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award 2016, which will be announced at a ceremony in Zurich on January 9. (more...)
Browns have 'astronomical grade' on Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, per source
- December 13, 2016

Peppers draws inspiration from his brotherMayfield staying to win a. It looks like the Cleveland Browns might not take a quarterback at No. 1. . About the only positive about being the worst team in football is that the No. The Browns have not drafted a quarterback in the top 20 since 1999. While Robert Griffin, III could potentially solidify his spot as the team's starting signal caller upon returning to the field from a shoulder injury, it appears that the Browns could attempt to trade ... (more...)
Huskers sweep Washington to reach Final Four
- December 12, 2016

Andie Malloy led the Huskers with 15 kills, while Kadie Rolfzen added 10 kills and seven digs. The point deficit was quickly lessened, however, and the difference between the teams was one point at most, as was the case when kills from Frantti brought the score to 21, allowing the Lions to tie at 22 and take the set by two points at 25-23. (more...)
Fowler gets $82.5 million, 5-year deal with Cardinals
- December 12, 2016

Let's not get carried away with all the talk about Fowler being such a great leader and magnetic clubhouse personality. The move may mean Randal Grichuk will move to left field, while Fowler patrols center. The news of his signing started breaking while Fowler was on a plane to St. Louis, and that also created some problems: namely, with his sleep. "I'm a Cardinal now", Fowler said, "and I couldn't be happier". (more...)
Ryan Tannehill: Schefter: Phins 'fear' torn ACL for Tannehill
- December 12, 2016

The Dolphins were leading 21-9 when Tannehill was injured. He was in the midst of perhaps his best season, completing 66.7 of his passes for 2,800 yards, 16 TDs and 11 INTs. Kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed an extra point on Arizona's first touchdown, which left the Cardinals trailing 7-6. They drove the length of the field for a touchdown, helped by three Miami penalties, to cut the deficit to 21-15 midway through the fourth quarter. (more...)
Aubameyang dreams of donning Madrid's white Aubameyang dreams of donning Madrid's white
- December 10, 2016

First he tapped in Marcel Schmelzer's lay-off, then set up Marco Reus for the equaliser after a lightning fast counter-attack. Benzema doubled Madrid's advantage just after the interval, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought Dortmund back in the game on the hour mark. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings Thursday Night Football Open Thread Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings Thursday Night Football Open Thread
- December 10, 2016

At some point, it's got to get better ... That's the beginning of falling off. We're going to stay together and keep fighting and keep hoping for the best. "At the same time , he's got to take care of his health and be ready to roll when he can go". "We can't have all the fumbles, jumping offsides and all that, false starts". (more...)
Baker Mayfield & Dede Westbrook Both Named Heisman Finalists
- December 09, 2016

Watson was named one of five Heisman Trophy finalists Monday night, along with Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson , Michigan defender Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook. The fact that two players on the same team were selected as finalists shows what kind of year Oklahoma's offense had. Mayfield threw for 3,669 yards, 38 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, with yards-per-attempt and passer ratings that now lead the sport. (more...)