Steelers, Ravens Face Off In De Facto AFC North Title Game
- December 26, 2016

The Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are the Ali and Frazier of the AFC North. Hide the women and children, or send them into another room to watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas". The way this series has gone, because these are two teams built to complete against each other, there hasn't been a lot of one-sided play. And, at home, Roethlisberger might be the best QB in the NFL. (more...)
Dwyane Wade 'Disappointed' By Booing Chicago Bulls Fans
- December 25, 2016

Hoiberg, who continues to stress that pacing and transition defense have been big problems this season, pointed out some positives in the loss. But that famed "Wall" Hoiberg talked about building was named "John" and he was a one-man fast break, returning the favor by getting out and using his speed to beat the Bulls downcourt for layups. (more...)
Jay Ajayi's 2-yard TD give Dolphins 7-0 lead Jay Ajayi's 2-yard TD give Dolphins 7-0 lead
- December 25, 2016

The Dolphins, who lost four of their first five games, are 10-5. Any way you slice it, a Bills win today would significantly increase the Denver Broncos chances if they win tomorrow on Christmas Day in Arrowhead. Tackle Cyrus Kouandijo was taking reps at left tackle and will likely start if Glenn can not play. The official injury report for the game will not come out until Friday. (more...)
Edwin Encarnacion signs with Clevland Edwin Encarnacion signs with Clevland
- December 24, 2016

Oakland agreed to terms with Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz on a minor league contract that reportedly included a $2 million signing bonus. He's still a mostly terrible fielder-Encarnacion has produced a positive defensive rating just once in his career-but getting him to border on passable would help. (more...)
Idaho QB Matt Linehan after bowl win: 'We belong in FBS' Idaho QB Matt Linehan after bowl win: 'We belong in FBS'
- December 24, 2016

Idaho had a punishing running attack that seemed at times like CSU couldn't stop it. Isaiah Saunders was the workhorse of the night as he 33 rushing attempts for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Idaho receiver went out on top. But just like they did in their 28-23 loss to Boise State earlier in the year on the same field, the Rams left their best for last. (more...)
Duke's Grayson Allen Trips Player, Suspended Indefinitely Duke's Grayson Allen Trips Player, Suspended Indefinitely
- December 23, 2016

At the media meeting after Duke played Elon, Coach K insisted that he was not going to make an impulsive, but much needed decision on what should happen to Grayson Allen and his future with the Blue Devils. This marks the third tripping incident for the junior in less than one year. "I handle things the way I handle them", Krzyzewski said. "I don't need to satisfy what other people think that I should do". (more...)
Burnley agree deal to re-sign Joey Barton until end of season
- December 22, 2016

The move is still subject to worldwide clearance, though the Clarets seem confident that it will go through sooner rather than later... Barton was voted Burnley fans' player of the year last season, his first with the club, having played 38 league games in their Championship-winning campaign. (more...)
Everton FC must bounce back from derby heartache Everton FC must bounce back from derby heartache
- December 22, 2016

The Everton midfielder caught him high with his studs, leaving Henderson rolling around on the turf in agony. I don't need to say anything about this. "Maybe it's a red card (for Barkley) but what happened after is not a fair decision either. Maybe it was the best first 45 [of the season]", said the Dutchman. (more...)
Chelsea star set to be offered new £200000-a-week Chelsea deal
- December 22, 2016

Lampard backed another of his former clubs, Manchester City, to provide Chelsea's strongest competition. Costa will, however, not be available for their Boxing Day clash at home to Bournemouth after picking up his fifth booking of the season. (more...)
Matip may face 'action' for turning down Cameroon Matip may face 'action' for turning down Cameroon
- December 22, 2016

On Tuesday Cameroon coach Hugo Broos identified seven players, of which Matip was one, who had made themselves unavailable for the tournament starting next month. Matip can also cite fitness concerns, as he is now sidelined with an ankle injury that has already recurred three times this season, following minor surgery in the summer. (more...)
Oklahoma's Joe Mixon Will Likely Go Undrafted After Video Release
- December 22, 2016

Mixon and his attorneys certainly didn't go out of their way to disabuse fans of that idea-in court papers, Mixon alleged he heard Molitor "and/or members of her party" use racial slurs. At that point, presumably when Mixon and Molitor's friend exchanged slurs, Molitor pushed Mixon. But the sad reality is that women who are abused by star athletes always end up being abused by fans of that athlete as well, not to mention the fact that the legal tug-of-war over the Mixon tape didn't seem to ... (more...)
Liverpool player ratings v Everton: Defender is 4/10
- December 21, 2016

As the game progressed, Liverpool applied greater control, retaining 68% of possession, and, in the end, deserved their victory. The contrast between his performances from the start to the season compared to games against Middlesbrough and Everton could not be more stark. (more...)
Gamblers unhappy with Christian McCaffrey's Sun Bowl decision Gamblers unhappy with Christian McCaffrey's Sun Bowl decision
- December 21, 2016

But since these games are on the bowl schedule, the players should play. A team spokesman said Tuesday he does not anticipate any players with National Football League futures to skip the game. He added in separate tweets: "there is a difference between not coming back for your a year ago and not finishing your last season". These top playmakers should also play to keep the integrity and the tradition of the bowl games alive. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton 'felt disrespected' by Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe
- December 20, 2016

Speaking on the Channel 4 review of the season before a recent clear-the-air meeting with team boss Toto Wolff, Hamilton opened up about how he felt about Mercedes handling of the incident after the race. " I'm delighted to see that a team like Mercedes lists Valtteri as a potential replacement for Nico ", said Williams, who is team chief Frank's daughter. (more...)
Atletico De Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters, ISL 2016 Final
- December 20, 2016

Steve Coppell was also asked if he would like to continue to manage the Kerala Blasters in the next season and he suggested that the club needs to be better prepared in the future, which might not bring success immediately but will bring stability. (more...)
Christiansen and Richardson-Walsh come fifth and sixth in Sports Personality vote
- December 20, 2016

His nearest rival, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, took 121,665 while the only footballers on the list - Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy and Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale - finished ninth, with 25,020 votes, and 12th, with 10,786, respectively. (more...)
Players Who Need To Step Up Against Detroit Lions Players Who Need To Step Up Against Detroit Lions
- December 20, 2016

In the first quarter, Eli Manning threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard . Regardless, the Giants' victory moved them to 10-4 on the season, the second-best record in the NFC behind the Dallas Cowboys . And now, with the playoffs nearly a foregone conclusion as the 10-4 Giants streak into Philadelphia for a date with the slumping Eagles on Thursday night, the way the defense is playing makes it appear anything is possible for this team over the next seven weeks. (more...)
Titans stun Chiefs on Succop's last-second field goal
- December 19, 2016

The Titans, who hadn't turned the ball over in four games, turned the ball over three times in their win over Kansas City. SECOND-HALF WOES: The Chiefs have not scored an offensive touchdown in the second half the last two weeks, and only scored one in the second half dating to their overtime win in Denver on November 27. (more...)
Mamata congratulates Indian Colts hockey team, ATK Mamata congratulates Indian Colts hockey team, ATK
- December 19, 2016

For Belgium, this was their second biggest defeat of the year, after losing to Argentina 0-1 in the Rio Olympics final. Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh scored two goals for India, while Belgium's Fabrice van Bockrijck converted a penalty corner in the later half of the match. (more...)
Pakistan stagger at 97-8 in reply to Australia's 429
- December 18, 2016

A stellar evening for the Australians wasn't capped by Hazlewood accomplishing that feat but it mattered not for Smith's men. Hazlewood put Pakistan on the skid with two wickets in two balls in his fifth over. Handscomb's ton will have brought a smile not only to his mother Pat and his girlfriend Sarah, who were at the ground to witness it, but also to interim chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns and the remainder of the panel. (more...)
Chelsea aim to snap up £40m Bakayoko as Oscar replacement
- December 18, 2016

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. "I think that every single player is the owner of his future". I think when it will be the moment, you'll know Oscar's situation. Speaking to The Daily Mail , Redknapp said: "I'm sure Chelsea would love to find the next Ashley Cole to play in their system as a left wing back, although they are hard to find. (more...)
Cardinals release Michael Floyd following DUI arrest in Scottsdale Cardinals release Michael Floyd following DUI arrest in Scottsdale
- December 17, 2016

Floyd allegedly fell asleep at the wheel early Monday morning and was arrested for driving under the influence. The team announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Michael Floyd has been released just days after being charged with DUI . @SCoxFB Yes, Floyd contract was expiring and they were done with him as it was. I don't think they can bring him back and this news should just cement that decision. (more...)
Manchester City's best is yet to come - Nolito Manchester City's best is yet to come - Nolito
- December 16, 2016

The revolution certainly has not taken off as people might have anticipated but City should feel better for Wednesday's 2-0 victory, even if it was tempered by another awful blow for the luckless Ilkay Gundogan. The Spaniard then went on to praise Yaya Toure who had taken up a deeper role in City's midfield than he would normally. "I am so, so sad for Gundogan", said Guardiola. (more...)
Patriots Claim WR Michael Floyd Off Waivers
- December 16, 2016

Floyd, who is in the final year of his contract, was recruited to Notre Dame by former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. Floyd, 27, has struggled this season, catching just 33 passes in 13 games and seven starts for 446 yards with four touchdowns. (more...)
Jeff Fisher Relieved of Duties as Los Angeles Rams Coach
- December 14, 2016

Fisher had been coach of the Rams for four seasons, but had compiled a mediocre 31-45-1 record during that time, with no playoff appearances. "But we had to make this decision if the team and the Rams Organization wants to move forward". "Our last three opponents aren't going to care how we feel", safety T.J. McDonald said. Fassel might not try to reinvent the wheel while taking over in Los Angeles for the time being or even make any drastic changes heading into Week 15. (more...)
Everton scores late to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League Everton scores late to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League
- December 14, 2016

Ashley Williams proved to be the unlikely hero for 10-man Everton as they handed Arsenal their second Premier League defeat of the season by securing a dramatic 2-1 victory at Goodison Park on Tuesday. Everton gave everything. They didn't play all that well but they grew in confidence as the game went on. "No", he said . "We were a little bit less fresh and maybe we lost a little bit of urgency when we were 1-0 up and perfectly in control of the game". (more...)
Fans react as Arsenal draw Bayern once again
- December 14, 2016

The round will conclude a month later, on March 15, with Monaco playing their second game against Manchester City while Athletico Madrid wraps things up with Bayer Leverkusen . It's going to be hard, but I'm confident". Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain has reacted to his club's draw against Monaco . (more...)
Major League Baseball free agent rumors: Dexter Fowler nearing deal with Cardinals
- December 12, 2016

General manager John Mozeliak admitted that they were watching Fowler, "He was always someone we were hoping to sign ", Cardinals general manager said, "but after this past week at winter meetings ... Louis. "Now we're playing against each other". I see no reason for Fowler not to pass his physical. He's a leader, not only by example but also if there's something that needs to be said. (more...)
Injured Dolphins quarterback Tannehill could be out for season
- December 12, 2016

The injury happened when Tannehill took a low hit from Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell . But Jordan Phillips blocked Chandler Catanzaro's extra-point kick, and Miami's Walt Aikens scooped up the ball and scored. As the rain began falling, Cardinals running back David Johnson fumbled on the first play of the drive and the Dolphins recovered. 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 ... (more...)
Steven Smith exudes confidence after 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand Steven Smith exudes confidence after 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand
- December 10, 2016

Had he not sacrificed himself chasing an unlikely single off the last ball of the innings, Warner would have become only the 11th player to carry his bat in an one-day worldwide and the second Australian, behind Damien Martyn in 2000. Warner was the obvious choice for man of the series as well as man of the match. Heil, who also mentored a young Usman Khawaja, converted Warner from a right- to left-handed batsman. (more...)
Kashima target Club World Cup final despite quick turnaround Kashima target Club World Cup final despite quick turnaround
- December 10, 2016

We've got to positive and understand it was going to be a very hard game for us and we very almost got there. Kashima finished 15 points behind Urawa Reds in the regular season, lost the home leg of the championship final 1-0 and went a goal down in the second leg but still pipped their rivals to the title with a 2-1 win on Saturday. (more...)
Howard scores 3 TDs, Bears hand 49ers 11th loss in row 26
- December 10, 2016

But are we really saying that weather - not quarterback skill - is the reason the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers failed to complete a pass for the first 22 minutes, 19 seconds of the game at Soldier Field? Kaepernick had completed just one of his five pass attempts. (more...)
Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump
- December 10, 2016

The Electoral College was put in place so that all the people would have a voice. That's all it will take: 37. In the editorial Suprun explained that he believes Trump has shown he's not qualified for the Oval Office. "Now is the time for all of us to come together as Americans", he said. The letter by Eric Tomb on December 5 made some good points about the electoral college. (more...)
Watson's trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015
- December 09, 2016

Peppers has 72 tackles with 16 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception. The list of Heisman Trophy candidates appeared to be long, but only five finalists have been invited to NY for the ceremony Saturday. Mayfield, Jackson and Watson all put up spectacular numbers a. Westbrook is a senior receiver from Oklahoma. Mayfield is a junior QB from Oklahoma. (more...)
Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury
- December 09, 2016

The win also boosts the Chiefs to the second-best record in the AFC. "We were rivals, we were friends, we were competitors", Al Davis said of Lamar Hunt's death in 2006. On the Chiefs' next drive, Smith fired impressive downfield completions to Hill and Chris Conley to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Charcandrick West that put the Chiefs ahead 14-3. (more...)
Hammers crash out of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford
- December 09, 2016

The Portuguese coach was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association - his third charge of the season. " Diafra Sakho will be out for six weeks after sustaining a thigh injury during Sunday's draw with Manchester United", West Ham announced via their official website. (more...)
Bastian Schweinsteiger makes first Man United appearance under Jose Mourinho Bastian Schweinsteiger makes first Man United appearance under Jose Mourinho
- December 09, 2016

We are playing very well at home. The France worldwide scored twice against West Ham, having previously scored only two goals all season. "But in the second half the team got again the confidence to play and we won comfortably playing attractive attacking football, which is something the fans like but we need results ". (more...)
Wenger: Sanchez and Ozil staying put Wenger: Sanchez and Ozil staying put
- December 09, 2016

Contracts have become a common theme for Wenger recently, with the futures of 10 players to be decided in the coming months. "These players have 18 months on their contracts and, no matter what happens, they will stay for 18 months", Wenger said. (more...)
Ojo: Klopp has said I'll get Reds game time
- December 09, 2016

A lot of things he is good at are very important for us. "The media have an influence but I don't know why because when he does play he scores goals". That will naturally come as a disappointment to some Liverpool fans given the glaring need to sort out their backline, but it remains to be seen if Jurgen Klopp has other plans. (more...)
Germany, Portugal avoid each other in 2017 Confederations Cup draw Germany, Portugal avoid each other in 2017 Confederations Cup draw
- December 08, 2016

World Cup champion Germany , Asian Cup victor Australia and Copa America champion Chile were drawn into Group B , which also will feature the victor of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. "We want to give them incredibly hard games". The Confederations Cup draw did not have any major surprises. Oliver Bierhoff wants Federation Internationale de Football Association to invest more money into the Confederations Cup . (more...)