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Jurgen Klopp congratulates Bournemouth after Liverpool's horror show
- December 08, 2016

Liverpool have scored more goals than any other Premier League side so far this season, but they have been undone by their fragile defence. "They stayed in the game and scored some wonderful goals, which they forced, so it's absolutely deserved". (more...)
Roby's Pick 6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10
- December 08, 2016

Cornered by a crowd of reporters at his locker, Lynch said he felt confident. "I know it's got to be frustrating for him, especially as competitive as he is, as badly as he wants to make a play and make a difference". "He's like any new player in any team's offense". Lynch was inaccurate all day. Which Jaguars defense will show up this week? He's understanding defensive schemes, from blitz pickups to coverage indicators. (more...)
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski done for the season after being placed on IR Patriots' Rob Gronkowski done for the season after being placed on IR
- December 08, 2016

Gronkowski released a statement to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer , saying that he's focused on getting back on the field. But the Patriots put Gronkowski on injured reserve on Saturday, officially ruling him out for the rest of the campaign. Gronkowski sat out the following week against San Francisco but played part of the first half last week in New England's win over the New York Jets. (more...)
FIFA president suggests 16 groups in 48-team World Cup
- December 08, 2016

Infantino made his views clear in a letter to Federation Internationale de Football Association council members, where five different options were outlined. As if there wasn't enough disillusionment with the worldwide game, as seen in this country by the utter lack of excitement drawn from the appointment of new England manager Gareth Southgate, now there will be more foisted upon us. (more...)
Overwatch Bags GOTY 2016, Best Multiplayer and Best eSports Game Awards
- December 07, 2016

After years of celebrities who never played games screwed up names of developers and a drunken Joel McHale going through the stages of remorse on TV, gaming journalist Geoff Keighley set out to celebrate video games and created an independent awards show that falls somewhere between the Eisners and the VMAs. (more...)
Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network
- December 07, 2016

The Buckeyes have a victory over three top-10 teams this year in Nebraska, Wisconsin and MI. Ohio State beat MI 30-27 in double overtime. The Nittany Lions will take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship Game next Saturday while both the Wolverines and Buckeyes will be forced to watch the game from home. (more...)
Wenger admits Arsenal have lost momentum Wenger admits Arsenal have lost momentum
- December 07, 2016

PSG require a victory over Ludogorets to lock down top spot, while Arsenal play Basel away in their final group game. While Arsenal remain unbeaten in all competitions since a defeat to Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, they have drawn their last three games and Wenger believes some momentum has been lost. (more...)
Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets
- December 07, 2016

Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that notion after practice, saying Luck will continue to practice Wednesday, when he believes the quarterback will be cleared in time for next Monday's game against the Jets . But with such a small margin for error, the Colts can't afford to pay attention to the injury report. With the AFC South lead within very short reach, the Colts must string together any victories they can get. (more...)
Toure: Manchester United still in title race
- December 07, 2016

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reserved special praise for football fans in the UAE ahead of the club's Premier League showdown with Chelsea on Saturday. Yaya Toure has not always been on the same page as Guardiola since the latter arrived in the summer but, after the second game of his unexpected first-team comeback, the midfielder picked up a similar theme. (more...)
Argentina beats Croatia 3-2 to win its 1st Davis Cup title Argentina beats Croatia 3-2 to win its 1st Davis Cup title
- December 07, 2016

Argentina's Federico Delbonis reacts after winning a point during his singles match against Croatia's Marin Cilic in the Davis Cup tennis tournament final between the two countries in Zagreb , Croatia, Friday , Nov. Del Potro had to dig deep to overcome Karlovic, who was spurred on by an electrifying atmosphere in the Zagreb Arena. Argentine tennis has been dreaming of this year for decades, the year that ended with the Davis Cup finally traveling home. (more...)
Harden, Rockets hold off Celts
- December 07, 2016

This game's insane finish had it all: Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni learned about an obscure rule, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens became miffed when a video review didn't go his team's way, and one of the game's most accurate finishers missed a potential game-winner near the rim. (more...)
White Sox deal Sale to Red Sox for top prospects
- December 07, 2016

Sale, 27 and going into his age-28 season, has in his career pitched to a 3.00 ERA (135 ERA+) with a 4.78 K/BB ratio, which is tops among active pitchers. Even with that being said, it may just make more sense for the Sox to hold onto him at this point. But they appear content, for now, to stand pat after finishing 86-75 last season, eight games behind division champion Cleveland. (more...)
Anthony Joshua challenger Eric Molina: My heart lies working with disabled kids Anthony Joshua challenger Eric Molina: My heart lies working with disabled kids
- December 07, 2016

Molina was undeniably the underdog in his most recent fight, against the Polish former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek - especially as it took place in Krakow - yet he went on to triumph via a 10th-round knockout, subsequently extending his record to 25 (19)-3-0. (more...)
Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers
- December 07, 2016

Thompson raised his arms to encourage more of those steady "KLAY!" Then again, Thompson is playing with the likes of Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , and Kicks McGee-and isn't saddled with starters like Smush Parker, Chris Mihm, and Kwame Brown. (more...)
Napoli coach Sarri: We deserve to stay in Champions League
- December 07, 2016

The Spanish goalkeeper started for Besiktas in the Champions League against Dynamo Kiev needing a win and some help in the Napoli-Benfica match to move on, but it was a horror show. All three previous encounters between Benfica and Napoli have been won by the home team (2008/09 UEFA Cup, 2016/17 Champions League). Back Besiktas to edge a 2-1 win this week at 17/2 with bet365. (more...)
Alabama, Ohio State, Washington and Clemson
- December 07, 2016

Penn State was down 28-7 late in the second against Wisconsin and trailed 28-14 at halftime, ultimately going on a 31-3 run against a stingy Badgers defense to win the program's fourth Big Ten title. That's especially true because the Buckeyes lost to the Nittany Lions because of two blocked kicks, which doesn't exactly scream flawless fundamentals. (more...)
Jones says rivalry with Cheika is just friendly banter Jones says rivalry with Cheika is just friendly banter
- December 07, 2016

Jones led England to their 14th consecutive victory - the 13th of his reign - with a 37-21 triumph over bitter foes Australia on Saturday, a result which levelled the previous national record set by Sir Clive Woodward's World Cup heirs in 2003. (more...)
Ohio State Buckeyes stay at No
- December 06, 2016

But there were also several important points that the committee showed in how the members slid down teams that lost. "The strength of schedule is still in question", Hocutt said of Washington . That's what the Dawgs accomplished against Arizona State after a couple of early Jake Browning miscues, setting Washington up with a winner-take-all Apple Cup against Washington State . (more...)
England cap unbeaten year by beating Wallabies 37-21
- December 06, 2016

Retribution came quickly. A refocused defense stopped the Wallabies at the gainline and forced errors. Jones famously tossed a bag of candies to Ben Youngs, telling the scrumhalf he was too fat. Australia's try started from a scrum, which was ironic, because the scrum was the subject of dispute between the coaches in the buildup. England had the put-in on a defensive five-meter scrum, and the ball bounced off hooker Dylan Hartley's thigh into Australia's feet. (more...)
How to buy 2017 College Football Playoff tickets?
- December 06, 2016

Missing the Big Ten title game, did it hurt or help Ohio State's playoff prep? "We just won the toughest conference in college football!". Penn State (fifth) and MI (sixth) got the proverbial snubs. Will the Big Ten have a winning bowl record? Look at Ohio State's resume only one bad loss to Penn State in Happy Valley. The College Football Playoff trophy, presented to the championship team , is handmade, stands 26.5 inches tall and is constructed from 24-karat gold, bronze and ... (more...)
Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical
- December 06, 2016

Insane times. But not all that hard to see coming. Melancon will turn 32 in March so a four-year contract will not only potentially be costly for the Rockies but also a long-term commitment to an aging Melancon being the missing piece to a Colorado bullpen that has struggled mightily in recent years. (more...)
India take 2-0 lead against England in five-match series
- December 05, 2016

Kohli, who remained unbeaten on six with opener Parthiv Patel (67 not out off 54 balls) as India overhauled the meagre target of 103 runs in just 20.2 overs, said the team is getting more confident after every win. Stokes' five-wicket haul and Adil Rashid's four wickets were the highpoints for England . Patel hit a boundary to overhaul the target in style as India finished their second innings at 104/2. (more...)
Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure charged with drink driving in east London Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure charged with drink driving in east London
- December 05, 2016

Manchester City have declined to comment. Toure was arrested after being breathalysed at the side of the road. The Premier League side, who now sit third in the English top-flight table, just one point behind leaders Chelsea, following Saturday's 2-1 win away at newly promoted Burnley, are understood to be interested in luring the midfielder away from Sporting Lisbon during the forthcoming January transfer window. (more...)
Everton catch Man United cold with late penalty Everton catch Man United cold with late penalty
- December 05, 2016

However, Jose Mourinho's squad have not tasted victory in a Premier League game since travelling to Swansea on November 6. As for Rooney, any return to Everton would likely have to wait until next summer, as per the report, but much will also depend on his desire to stay at Old Trafford or move on as things become increasingly hard for him to keep his place in the side under Jose Mourinho . (more...)
Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
- December 05, 2016

Nine people were confirmed killed in the first hours following the fire . Deloche-Reed says the roof collapsed and that fire investigators will have to search through debris to find any remaining bodies . Over 55 firefighters were needed to extinguish the fire , the second major blaze in Oakland in as many months . Fire Chief Melinda Drayton says the cause of the fire is still under investigation "We don't believe we've gotten close to the point of origin of the fire", she says. (more...)
Mercedes to bide time over Hamilton
- December 05, 2016

He joined the Mercedes team in 2010 and has played a fundamental role in the development of the team and this dominant auto. Hamilton will now face potential sanctions from his team having already been involved in multiple meetings about what has been a heated world title battle between the two Mercedes drivers. (more...)
Watch No. 9 Oklahoma v No. 10 Oklahoma State: Dec. 3 Watch No. 9 Oklahoma v No. 10 Oklahoma State: Dec. 3
- December 04, 2016

After sitting out a year to redshirt and playing sparsely as a freshman, Wilson vaulted into the Oklahoma State lineup as a sophomore. Gundy said Monday. Rudolph has had the fastest rise up these rankings in the second half of the season, and he now owns the second-highest PFF grade among QBs (behind Mayfield, and one spot ahead of Jackson) at 91.9. (more...)
Houston's Herman Leaving for Texas
- December 04, 2016

Strong had hoped a win and a bowl trip would earn him another year, then had to watch as the game turned into a blowout. Herman said he'll meet with Strong's assistant coaches on Monday to determine whether any will be retained. "I came here to win a national championship, and I came here to change lives". "I'm not ashamed to admit I cried when I did it", he said. "You have my word I will work my hardest to produce a team you are proud of". (more...)
Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104
- December 03, 2016

Losing on a big shot after a furious run is a shitty way to blow a game, but the Wolves can't be too down on themselves because Karl-Anthony Towns is the man. Towns was coming over to his side of the lane to prevent the drive, and Wiggins was crowding him. Knicks' Joakim Noah , questionable vs. T-Wolves, says he misses coach Tom Thibodeau: Joakim Noah's disappointing beginning with the Knicks hit yet another snag when the center and was ruled out of Wednesday night's reunion against Tom ... (more...)
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- December 03, 2016

KP: Super important. That's why the number one thing for me was if I made a decision to switch brands from Nike to adidas, the shoe had to be comfortable because my feet are the most important thing, basically. Towns personally took the blame for Monday's loss to Utah. The 10-point lead that built without Anthony on the floor was promptly erased upon his return, as he chose to take five of the team's final nine shots, missing all of them (he hit two free throws though!). (more...)
Under-fire Alan Pardew admits Crystal Palace are in crisis Under-fire Alan Pardew admits Crystal Palace are in crisis
- December 03, 2016

I am not going to let the pressure reach me, I don't want it to reach me as I can't do my duties if it does. Roberto Mancini is considering a return to the Premier League as manager of Crystal Palace, according to The Mirror . Our fans travel to Burnley and Swansea, games that we should have won and had opportunities to win, and we have to pay them back". "We just need to do it at a level where we can get a result". (more...)
Maxwell fined for 'disrespectful' teammate comments Maxwell fined for 'disrespectful' teammate comments
- December 03, 2016

The pre-match comments created tension in the Australian camp in Sydney ahead of Sunday's first one-day global against New Zealand, with head coach Darren Lehmann and wicketkeeper Wade both unimpressed. Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Friday he would speak to power-hitting Maxwell to try to resolve the issue and on Saturday Smith said the players had made a decision to take action. (more...)
Suspect arrested after Grey Cup sex assault Suspect arrested after Grey Cup sex assault
- December 03, 2016

Similar departures occurred last off-season, when those landing elsewhere included defensive linemen Keith Shologan (Winnipeg), Justin Capicciotti (Saskatchewan, then Hamilton) and Shawn Lemon (Saskatchewan, then Toronto) and defensive backs Jovon Johnson (Montreal) and Brandyn Thompson (Edmonton). (more...)
Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1
- December 03, 2016

Two of the Sharks' most potent goal scorers staked them a 2-0 lead before the first intermission. Couture has been red-hot over the last six games with five goals and two assists. "But he makes a good shot back across the grain, and finds a way in". He snagged a Max Pacioretty shot about five minutes into the middle frame, and on the ensuing faceoff got his left pad on Brenden Gallagher's attempt after the Canadiens forwards slipped to front of the net with the puck. (more...)
Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation
- December 03, 2016

Was it condensation? Was it preliminary activity during the day? "Those are all the things that we're going to investigate to see what would have caused this so that it doesn't happen again". Players go through their pregame rituals only to learn that they aren't playing in a game. Dressed in a black hoody, Cousins looked uncomfortable as he was hit with one question after another about his future in Sacramento. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp cheered by Liverpool's performance at Southampton Jurgen Klopp cheered by Liverpool's performance at Southampton
- December 02, 2016

But today was much more different for many reasons. Puel's side managed to take a share of the spoils and the French tactician has praised the determination and spirit of his players for keeping the Reds at bay. He said: 'A lot of teams play against us like this. "There is nothing to moan about, you can't ask them "come on, give us a little more space" or something". (more...)
OR fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season OR fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season
- December 02, 2016

But this season the Ducks faltered with a five-game losing streak and the team finished at the bottom of the Pac-12 North with just two conference wins. The issues on defense were again on display Saturday against the Beavers. But don't be naïve to think that Kelly won't be Oregon's first call after he went 46-7 with the Ducks over four seasons from 2009-2012. (more...)
UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association
- December 02, 2016

Rebney declined to specifically identify who is funding the association. During the question period after the announcement, Rebney made it clear that the CAA is not backing this venture, but that they are supportive. "And I'm saying this from the top contestant to Conor McGregor , they don't have their fair share". Scarface Who is Jose Aldo? The former champion was looking to make a comeback into the sport that he has been absent from for several years. (more...)
Andy murray heads bbc sport personality shortlist for 2016 Andy murray heads bbc sport personality shortlist for 2016
- December 02, 2016

He will be pitted against other athletes and sporting champions including Olympians who showcased their sporting talent during this year's Olympic Games, bringing home a total of 67 medals including 27 golds. Nick Skelton (Equestrian ) - After winning gold as part of the show jumping team at London 2012. Kenny matched that performance in Rio, winning gold in the team sprint, alongside Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner, individual sprint and the keirin , and joins Hoy as Great Britain's most ... (more...)
Record-man Rooney gives lift as Manchester United win big
- November 30, 2016

Mourinho himself probably wouldn't have expected Mata to be a part of his team and yet here we are a few months down the line with Mata being one of our most crucial players. Discussing Mkhitaryan's display, Mourinho said: "He just needs now to try to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League. He needs to play with more physicality and more aggression but he has the quality and that is why we bought him". (more...)