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Ibrahimovic leaves door open to new Man Utd contract Ibrahimovic leaves door open to new Man Utd contract
- November 23, 2017

With a goal and an assist in a 4-1 comeback win, Pogba was the man of the match and his overall display helped United find a level they have struggled to reach during his two-month absence. Stating that: "Football was waiting for you", it is clear to see the opinion that Maradona holds of Ibrahimovic, and like many, is delighted to see the enigmatic figure return to playing. (more...)
FC Basel vs. Manchester United, live stream FC Basel vs. Manchester United, live stream
- November 23, 2017

United have reached the knockout stages in 16 of their previous 20 Champions League appearances. Needing only one point to ensure victory in the group, United twice struck the frame of Basel's goal late in the first half through a Marouane Fellaini header and Marcos Rojo's deflected shot from 35 meters (yards). (more...)
Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida
- November 23, 2017

The Gators have been conducting a head coaching search since firing Jim McElwain earlier this season. The paper says Kelly is considering the head coaching jobs at UCLA and Florida, but rebuffed interest from Tennessee and, "is believed to have turned away interest from Nebraska ". (more...)
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos - 11/26/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos - 11/26/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- November 22, 2017

While an official announcement isn't expected to come until tomorrow, Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk reports that the Broncos have made a decision to replace Osweiler with Lynch for their Week 12 matchup against the Oakland Raiders . The Broncos need clarity at the position, and on Lynch specifically, as they plan for the offseason. Over the small sample size, Lynch threw for 497 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. (more...)
Major League Baseball drops death penalty on Braves, bans John Coppolella for life Major League Baseball drops death penalty on Braves, bans John Coppolella for life
- November 22, 2017

Former Braves general manager John Coppolella has received a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball. The Dodgers, Angels and other teams have exceeded their bonus pools for signing global amateurs at various times, well aware that the result would be a severe reduction on what they could offer worldwide amateurs for the subsequent two years. (more...)
Denver Broncos fire offensive coordinator, former Ute Mike McCoy Denver Broncos fire offensive coordinator, former Ute Mike McCoy
- November 21, 2017

He was sacked after last season and returned to Denver under new coach Vance Joseph. It seems likely the move to Musgrave could also coincide with another quarterback change - 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch was active and in a No. Whether this decision was made exclusively by Joseph or he's following Elway's orders remains to be seen - though the latter possibility shouldn't be discounted. (more...)
Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short
- November 20, 2017

Rose needed to finish at least solo fourth, but the ensuing birdie only gave him a tied fourth place at 17-under par . A win by either Rose, second in the points standings before the tournament, or leader Fleetwood would have guaranteed them the Race to Dubai title and a $1.25 million bonus. (more...)
Jay Cutler being evaluated for concussion Jay Cutler being evaluated for concussion
- November 20, 2017

The Bucs solved their first-half scoring woes, jumping out to a 20-7 halftime lead thanks to four defensive takeaways and two touchdown passes from Fitzpatrick. Back from a one-game suspension, Evans was targeted 10 times and hauled in five passes for 92 yards as Tampa Bay defeated an AFC East opponent for the second straight Sunday and raised their record to 4-6. (more...)
Grigor Dimitrov clinches ATP Finals title Grigor Dimitrov clinches ATP Finals title
- November 20, 2017

But I'm going to try something, something different, something that I've never done in the past. The unexpected climax to the ATP season was a compelling match and the first O2 final to go to a deciding set since Federer beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2011. (more...)
5 bold predictions for Redskins in Week 11 clash with the Saints 5 bold predictions for Redskins in Week 11 clash with the Saints
- November 20, 2017

Kamara was the man on the tying two-point conversion, taking a flip from Brees around left end into the end zone. Drew Brees and the ascendent New Orleans Saints were having a decidedly "meh" game for most of the day against Washington . (more...)
President Trump to honor NCAA teams Friday; Gamecocks say no to invite President Trump to honor NCAA teams Friday; Gamecocks say no to invite
- November 19, 2017

When the Gamecocks won South Carolina's first NCAA basketball title in April, Staley said her team would go to the White House if invited, despite the growing public antipathy toward Trump. Trump, who considers himself to be an excellent athlete, once bragging "I was always the best athlete... I don't know what else has to happen". Other teams, such as the University of North Carolina men's basketball team, also declined their invitation. (more...)
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea
- November 18, 2017

This match may come a bit too soon for Victor Moses , but everyone else should be available - though several players are coming off of recent knocks and bruises (including Hazard, Bakayoko, David Luiz ) and we never heard any further updates after Batshuayi was forced to return early to Chelsea from Belgium. (more...)
Danica Patrick gets emotional while announcing she's retiring from NASCAR in 2018 Danica Patrick gets emotional while announcing she's retiring from NASCAR in 2018
- November 18, 2017

She competed in the Indy 500 from 2005 through 2011, when she moved full time to NASCAR . It took "months" to come to the realization that retirement was in her future. Her contract concludes after the season finale on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "I was talking to my agent, Alan (Zucker) about how I wasn't having any fun this year", Patrick said. (more...)
Nearly every wins when Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell are fighting Nearly every wins when Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell are fighting
- November 18, 2017

The NFL has no clear successor to commissioner Roger Goodell should he decide to leave or be driven out by irritated owners during a contract renegotiation, prompting at least one owner to contact National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott withdrawing appeal of six-game suspension, according to report Ezekiel Elliott withdrawing appeal of six-game suspension, according to report
- November 17, 2017

The NFLPA still can pursue its lawsuit against the NFL on Elliott's behalfeven though he's accepted the terms of the suspension. This put his suspension on hold until the injunction reached the 5th U.S. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 in OH with his girlfriend at the time. (more...)
Tim Sherwood makes exciting prediction for Tottenham fans ahead of Arsenal clash Tim Sherwood makes exciting prediction for Tottenham fans ahead of Arsenal clash
- November 17, 2017

Victories over Real Madrid and Crystal Palace ahead of the global break have left Mauricio Pochettino's side in a good position in both the Premier League and Champions League as they look to push on from their encouraging finishes to the past two campaigns. (more...)
Voting breakdown for Rugby World Cup 2023 is very humbling Voting breakdown for Rugby World Cup 2023 is very humbling
- November 16, 2017

France and the IRFU both foght to overturn South Africa's advantage and IRFU chief executive Philip Browne even wrote a letter to World Rugby to challenge the independent process behind the preferred bidder recommendation. Japan, the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts, carried two votes along with the six regional associations. "It's like losing in the 79th minute of a match when you're ahead", said Mark Alexander, the SA Rugby president who felt the need to apologise to the nation for ... (more...)
Former Celtic, Man United man Miller battling cancer Former Celtic, Man United man Miller battling cancer
- November 14, 2017

Miller progressed through the youth ranks at Celtic before being handed his league debut in May 2000 - a month before O'Neill took over as manager. Fellow Corkman David Meyler added: "We heard the news but we were unsure of all the details". (more...)
Could the National Football League force Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys?
- November 14, 2017

Goodell also reportedly asked to use a private jet for life, and also requested lifetime health insurance for his family. Jerry Jones' feud with National Football League owners over Roger Goodell's contract extension made for an awkward afternoon in Atlanta on Sunday. (more...)
Ronaldo announces birth of first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Ronaldo announces birth of first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez
- November 13, 2017

Both Geo and Alana are doing great. "We are all very happy!" he wrote. The soccer star, already a father of three, now has another baby girl to dote on. The twins were born to a surrogate mother in a USA hospital, The Mirror noted. "They've brought a lot of happiness and joy to my life". It remains to be seen whether there will be any further additions to the Ronaldo family in the future after he had previously expressed a desire to have seven children. (more...)
Conor McGregor Invades Cage After Fight, Argues With Ref, Swats At Official Conor McGregor Invades Cage After Fight, Argues With Ref, Swats At Official
- November 13, 2017

Conor McGregor was cageside at Friday's Bellator 187 event at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland supporting several of his teammates, including middleweight Charlie Ward who earned a knockout victory over John Redmond. He then walked around the outside of the cage while waving to fans. " In addition, Mr. McGregor assaulted Referee Mark Goddard and a Bellator staff ". (more...)
Tennessee finally acknowledges the inevitable, firing football coach Butch Jones Tennessee finally acknowledges the inevitable, firing football coach Butch Jones
- November 13, 2017

Associate head coach Brady Hoke , who coaches the defensive line, has been named as interim head coach and will finish the season. If Tennessee wanted to wait until after the season to make a coaching change, the football team's lack of success made that an increasingly hard choice. (more...)
Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018 Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018
- November 13, 2017

First half goals from Fenerbahçe right-back Nabil Dirar and Juventus centre-back Medhi Benatia helped Morocco beat Ivory Coast 2-0 on Saturday in a highly-temperamental Group C final World Cup qualifier in Abidjan and seal one of Africa's final two slots for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Matthew Stafford throws 3 TD passes as Lions beat Browns Matthew Stafford throws 3 TD passes as Lions beat Browns
- November 13, 2017

Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt actually caught a pass and scored a touchdown early in the first quarter! The Lions play at Chicago next Sunday. Kizer's sneak failed, and the Browns found that they had a big problem when it did - namely, they were out of timeouts, and nobody seemed to know what to do as time ticked down. (more...)
Loftus-Cheek eyeing World Cup Loftus-Cheek eyeing World Cup
- November 12, 2017

England's Eric Dier says that Gareth Southgate's young charges played well against world champions Germany . "I'm really not surprised because of what I saw before those boys came in and what I've seen in training. Asked after the England match if a lack of games at Chelsea has held him back, Loftus-Cheek replied: "Yeah, definitely". Gareth Southgate has said his successor as England manager may end up benefiting most from the current setup's commitment to youth progression, ... (more...)
Packers waive TE Martellus Bennett, ending short tenure Packers waive TE Martellus Bennett, ending short tenure
- November 10, 2017

The Packers signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract as a free agent in March. With a Chicago-based family and a passion for art and creativity, the 30-year-old Bennett was asked during training camp if he had considered retiring after winning a Super Bowl with New England last season. (more...)
Suspension of Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott to begin immediately after injunction denied Suspension of Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott to begin immediately after injunction denied
- November 10, 2017

He will miss his team's Week 13 matchup against the Redskins. Elliott may not have enough time to string out the legal situation in order to play Sunday in Atlanta, as he has in past weeks. He will return for Dallas' Chrismas Eve game against the Seahawks. Elliott has bitterly contested the ban and had until Thursday successfully fought to delay the activation of the suspension, playing in all eight of the Cowboys' regular season games in 2017. (more...)
Five talking points of Moyes' West Ham appointment Five talking points of Moyes' West Ham appointment
- November 08, 2017

Moyes - relegated with Sunderland last season - has been tasked with keeping West Ham in the Premier League. But he says he and joint chairman David Sullivan will sit down with Moyes to discuss the areas the Scot believes needs improving. (more...)
Jaguars deactivate RB Fournette for violating team rule Jaguars deactivate RB Fournette for violating team rule
- November 06, 2017

Green got up and grabbed Ramsey around the neck before throwing him down. From there the Bengals wide receiver swung Ramsey to the ground then threw several punches. The cornerback had spent the first half jawing at the normally reserved receiver, holding him to one catch for six yards. Green is notoriously quiet and rarely shows emotion, making what happened on Sunday incredibly rare. (more...)
Nittany Lions plummet in AP Poll after loss to Michigan State Nittany Lions plummet in AP Poll after loss to Michigan State
- November 06, 2017

That means that should Ohio State and Penn State each win out, it will be the Buckeyes playing in the conference title game in Indianapolis - just days before Heisman Trophy ballots are due. Both teams are coming off gut-wrenching losses - Penn State let a fourth-quarter lead slip away at Ohio State, and Michigan State fell in triple overtime at Northwestern. (more...)
Instant analysis of Falcons' 20-17 Week 9 loss to the Panthers Instant analysis of Falcons' 20-17 Week 9 loss to the Panthers
- November 06, 2017

Atlanta narrowly escaped the New York Jets in Week 8 with a 25-20 victory, keeping the Falcons within a game back of Carolina for second place in the NFC South. That Newton led the team in rushing for a fourth straight game is concerning, though. Newton didn't look comfortable for most of the day, yet still made plays when they were there. (more...)
Del Potro moves one step closer By Del Potro moves one step closer By
- November 05, 2017

Krajinovic then knelt and kissed the court. Isner, meanwhile, once again fell short of the title after the American was soundly defeated in the finals past year by Andy Murray. She appeared fully conscious and had her eyes open. Isner forged a break point at the start of the third set, but missed it with a wasteful forehand. (more...)
Start Him - Former Liverpool Star Gives West Ham Team Selection Advice Start Him - Former Liverpool Star Gives West Ham Team Selection Advice
- November 05, 2017

Former Liverpool centre-back Matteo thinks given the Reds' weakness, Slaven Bilic simply must start with Carroll, who he argues offers something different in attack. It was simply woeful defending and summed up yet another miserable night for West Ham at the London Stadium. Just as it looked the home side might mount some form of comeback, Liverpool struck again through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netting his first Premier League goal for the club. (more...)
Jose Mourinho speaks on Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United Jose Mourinho speaks on Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United
- November 04, 2017

In a sudden, and shock, move, Matic left the Premier League champions as Manchester United snapped him up for over £35m. Many were surprised that Matic was allowed to join United with such ease, including his manager Mourinho . 'If they continue in this way.I think this is the big problem for all the teams, if they continue in this way, it will be very hard to fight for the title but for sure, we have to try to do our best in every game and I think until now, we deserve to have these ... (more...)
Houston QB Deshaun Watson out for the season Houston QB Deshaun Watson out for the season
- November 03, 2017

He started the season opener but was benched for Watson by halftime. Watson is said to have gone down on a normal drill in which he was running the read option and he could face an eight to nine-month rehab process. Despite using a high pick on Watson, the Texans made it clear that veteran Tom Savage would be the starter heading into training camp and the preseason. (more...)
El Shaarawy double as Roma maul Chelsea El Shaarawy double as Roma maul Chelsea
- November 01, 2017

He is a fantastic manager and tries to do the best for Chelsea ", Ranieri added. It was an entertaining and open match like the 3-3 draw between the teams in London two weeks ago but this time Chelsea couldn't find a way past Roma's in-form goalkeeper Alisson. (more...)
76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely
- October 30, 2017

Kibler in approximately three weeks". The 76ers decided to make Fultz the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 #NBA Draft, taking him over a host of other players with high ceilings. 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown have suggested Fultz changed his shot before the injury. This isn't particularly shocking news as while Fultz was out on the court, he looked extremely uncomfortable. (more...)
Nationals name Dave Martinez as manager Nationals name Dave Martinez as manager
- October 30, 2017

The Chicago Cubs have another vacancy to fill, as one of Joe Maddon's top lieutenants has accepted another job. Multiple media outlets are reporting the Washington Nationals have chosen a new manager. He had been given only a two-year contract and was dismissed after leading the Nationals to two NL East titles: with 95 wins in 2016 and 97 wins in 2017. (more...)
Texans owner McNair meets with players amid 'inmates' remark fallout Texans owner McNair meets with players amid 'inmates' remark fallout
- October 30, 2017

I used a figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally. My job is to make sure we win this game, which I will do. Texans left tackle Duane Brown told ESPN on Sunday that he expects "up to 65 to 70 percent" of the team's players could kneel. (more...)
Saints beat Bears 20-12 Saints beat Bears 20-12
- October 30, 2017

Miller has been in the National Football League (NFL) since 2009 when he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 180th overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Miller sacrificed his body for the touchdown. Miller injured his leg as he caught what many fans believed to be a touchdown. Per Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com, Benson was taken to Ochsner Hospital following the Saints' 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears but is expected to be OK. (more...)
Delta: Bird likely caused damage to plane carrying Thunder Delta: Bird likely caused damage to plane carrying Thunder
- October 29, 2017

Steven Adams posted a photo on Twitter asking NASA, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson , and science educator Bill Nye (who was a former mechanical engineer for Boeing) for help figuring out what happened to the plane. The plane touched down safely and on schedule around 1 a.m. local time, albeit not totally intact, following the Thunder's 116-119 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night in Minneapolis. (more...)
Astros' Yuli Gurriel makes racist gesture after hitting World Series home run Astros' Yuli Gurriel makes racist gesture after hitting World Series home run
- October 29, 2017

Gurriel made the mocking gesture after hitting a second inning homerun off of Darvish. Gurriel was seated in the dugout when he appeared to make a "slant eyes" gesture. In announcing the suspension, the commissioner offered four reasons why Gurriel would not be forced to miss any time for the remainder of the World Series. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expresses anger with exit reports Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expresses anger with exit reports
- October 28, 2017

See, it never happened. "I knew I could risk something by playing him, but I think it was very positive for him to start the game and to know that now I can count on him for part of the next games". "If you want to hit me, do it, but why put another person in it?" Antonio Conte described reports of unrest at Chelsea that cast doubt over his future at the reigning Premier League champions as "bullshit" on Friday. (more...)
Tech Billionaire Joseph Tsai Set To Purchase 49 Percent Stake In Nets Tech Billionaire Joseph Tsai Set To Purchase 49 Percent Stake In Nets
- October 28, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.com confirmed details of the deal Friday morning, including the fact the purchase price is based on a $2.3 billion franchise valuation. Without the Barclays Center, the deal hinges on whether or not the Nets can be successful financially. Tsai, 53, was born in Taiwan and attended high school at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and college at Yale University, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers Claims Anthony Barr Gave Him The Finger After Injuring Him Aaron Rodgers Claims Anthony Barr Gave Him The Finger After Injuring Him
- October 28, 2017

Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the first quarter after taking a hit from Barr and landing hard on his right shoulder. "Thirteen screws later and here I am". Rodgers is now on injured reserve and could return on December 17 vs. the Carolina Panthers, but he is unsure his collarbone will be able to heal quickly enough to play at all this season . (more...)
IND vs NZ pitch controversy: MCA president Abhay Apte orders inquiry IND vs NZ pitch controversy: MCA president Abhay Apte orders inquiry
- October 27, 2017

It added it had "zero tolerance towards any such activity". Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended but the match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium began on schedule after ICC match referee Chris Broad cleared the pitch. (more...)
Man United get Jones boost ahead of Tottenham clash Man United get Jones boost ahead of Tottenham clash
- October 26, 2017

Mourinho put United's defeat in west Yorkshire down to a "really bad attitude" and said he could not explain Herrera's remarks. "But now we want to forget what happened on Saturday. " As they did for their first goal when Ince himself ran into space left by Antonio Valencia , managing to get his shot away which was parried straight to Mooy who scored his second of the season". (more...)
Halep beats Garcia at WTA Finals Halep beats Garcia at WTA Finals
- October 26, 2017

Few players rely on a fast start more than Halep, as she gets down on herself way too easily and allows her frustration to impact the rest of the match. "I think playing the top players in the world means you have to play your best level to beat anyone here", the 27-year-old added. The Dane had won 17 games in a row across her last two matches before Halep finally got on the scoreboard after 34 minutes when she held to love. (more...)
Buffon to retire at the end of the season Buffon to retire at the end of the season
- October 26, 2017

At that point, to try to win the Club World Cup, maybe [Wojciech] Szczęsny could play one game and me another. The 39-year-old was named as the Best FIFA Goalkeeper this week, ahead of Real Madrid's Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and was seen getting all nervous while receiving the award. (more...)
Pitch tampering allegations on curator Salgaoncar barricades 2nd ODI in Pune Pitch tampering allegations on curator Salgaoncar barricades 2nd ODI in Pune
- October 26, 2017

The Black Caps' second one-day cricket match against India has been mired in controversy after a groundsman at the Pune venue was caught in a television sting operation, allegedly promising to tamper with the pitch ahead of the match. I do not have first-hand reaction yet but there should be an enquiry. Indian bowlers, especially new ball colleagues Bhuvneshwar Kumar (three for 45) and Jaspreet Bumrah, laid the foundation for their comprehensive victory by restricting New Zealand to ... (more...)

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