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India thwarted as Cummins sends Test into final day India thwarted as Cummins sends Test into final day
- December 31, 2018

Now that the series can't be lost, India can breathe a little easy, but Bumrah's partners in Sydney - a Test, Kohli said, India want to win and not just hang on to for a draw - will be crucial. Australia will resume on 258-8, still 141 short of an unlikely win, but there was no doubt as to the headline act of Saturday's play in Melbourne . (more...)
Warriors won't match Cavs' offer sheet for Patrick McCaw Warriors won't match Cavs' offer sheet for Patrick McCaw
- December 31, 2018

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says the contract is non-guaranteed. The Warriors, who are well over the salary cap, would be hit with an additional $11.3 million in luxury tax should they retain McCaw, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks . McCaw averaged 4.0 points per game in 128 regular-season appearances with the Warriors over the past two seasons. If McCaw is cut before January 7, the club won't be on the hook for his pro-rated $3-million salary, allowing the 23-year-old to become an ... (more...)
Dana White On Brock Lesnar, The Rock's Touching Gift To His Mother Dana White On Brock Lesnar, The Rock's Touching Gift To His Mother
- December 31, 2018

What could have been a four-year ban ended up being reduced to 15 months after an arbitration ruling, clearing the way for Jones to headline Saturday's card, but an another issue arose last week when recent tests returned atypical findings. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles claim final NFC spot with help from Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles claim final NFC spot with help from Chicago Bears
- December 31, 2018

After spending the majority of the last two decades trying to keep up with Green Bay, the Vikings have overtaken the Packers only to have their other primary rival the Bears surge to the top of the division. Their long-shot scenario is starting the postseason in Los Angeles, if they lose to the Bears and the Rams and Eagles lose, too. As the No. 3 seed, the Bears shouldn't be afraid to play anyone at home, especially with their defense. (more...)
Orange Bowl: 3 keys to Alabama’s win over Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Orange Bowl: 3 keys to Alabama’s win over Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
- December 30, 2018

This season, Murray has stunned defenses with the strength of his arm and the quickness of his feet. "Nobody expected this. So now it's kind of like, 'What do you do?' But for me, I'm just taking it one day at a time and doing what I've always done". (more...)
Wahoo from Charlotte! Virginia whips SC in Belk Bowl Wahoo from Charlotte! Virginia whips SC in Belk Bowl
- December 30, 2018

The Cavaliers enter this game 7-5 on the season after falling to Virginia Tech 34-31 in Week 13. And that was fine with Mendenhall. "All I can say is I'm very thankful". Zaccheaus found himself alone on a slant, ending a 39-yard drive that took eight plays and almost 4 1/2 minutes. This should be another close affair, but given Virginia's daunting defense and South Carolina's sometimes-electric offense, a much lower-scoring one. (more...)
Klopp praises 'outstanding' Liverpool victory after rout against Arsenal Klopp praises 'outstanding' Liverpool victory after rout against Arsenal
- December 30, 2018

That is not going to happen. "Why should I change?" "It's a supporters and journalists game, but we can not be a part of it". That's one of my biggest qualities. Liverpool have progressed a lot and it is an example for us. It's simple: when we win, it's right. "I hurt myself giving everything for this team and I think that when I came back from injury, I deserved an opportunity", Moreno said to Cadena Ser. (more...)
Spurs stunned by Wolves as Fulham, Cardiff secure vital wins Spurs stunned by Wolves as Fulham, Cardiff secure vital wins
- December 30, 2018

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Mauricio Pochettino's charges in the 22nd minute but Wolves rallied to net three late goals through Willy Boly , Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the last 18 minutes. "Now we need to move on and be sure we are ready for the next game". The opener arrived in the 22nd minute, when Kane curled a wonderful left-footed effort beyond the Portugal goalkeeper from outside the box, although Wolves will feel aggrieved that play was not stopped for a ... (more...)
"We'll see" - Chelsea fans will be nervous after Eden Hazard's latest comments
- December 30, 2018

The Belgian ace has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid , as reported recently by The Telegraph. Hazard is out of contract in 2020 but the Chelsea attacker is yet to re-sign at Stamford Bridge amid ongoing speculation regarding a move to Madrid. (more...)
A dream year for Bumrah and India's quicks A dream year for Bumrah and India's quicks
- December 29, 2018

Since the start of the South Africa tour, Australia have averaged 233 with the bat and have scored in excess of 350 only twice. But we saw previous year we batted really well on day four and five (at the MCG ), you dare to dream. Bumrah returned second-best figures for an Indian bowler in Australia after Kapil Dev's 8-106 at Adelaide in 1985. "This wicket is deteriorating a lot more than probably what we thought it would". (more...)
'He should've come to us': Lehmann after Bancroft interview 'He should've come to us': Lehmann after Bancroft interview
- December 29, 2018

A five-match ODI series to be hosted by Pakistan has always been mooted for March, 2019 as teams look to fine-tune for next year's World Cup in England. "I would encourage Dave to come out wherever and just be honest and as open as you need to be to get back to playing cricket". "I think it'd be good for everyone to hear his side of the story and how it got to that situation where they thought to do what they did", said recent Test selector Waugh, who insists he would pick Warner for the ... (more...)
Leicester beat City to pull off second shock Leicester beat City to pull off second shock
- December 28, 2018

Mentally we are lacking confidence in that situation", Guardiola told the BBC. "So we play Arsenal , we play City , we play Tottenham , we play all the teams again". His replacement, Fabian Delph, was at fault for Leicester's first goal and was later sent off for a dangerously high tackle and will now miss the vital two Premier League matches against both Southampton and Liverpool . (more...)
Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder is happy now - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder is happy now - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- December 27, 2018

Manchester United continue their upwards trajectory after the sacking of Jose Mourinho . But with the Norwegian now in charge, United fans might get what they want. "You don't change anything in one week but the mindset", said Solskjaer. Now speaking before their game vs Huddersfield, Solksjaer has revealed how he intends to use his attacking players. (more...)
DJ Swearinger Announces He's Been Claimed by Cardinals on Instagram DJ Swearinger Announces He's Been Claimed by Cardinals on Instagram
- December 27, 2018

Swearinger was critical of Washington coaching staff following Saturday's 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans , questioning the team's game plan and saying he watches more film than the coaches. Swearinger was a second-round pick by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft and has played for the Texans, Tampa Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals and Redskins during his career. (more...)
Jadeja fully fit while playing Ranji Trophy, says Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak Jadeja fully fit while playing Ranji Trophy, says Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak
- December 26, 2018

We have seen Hanuma Vihari perform, we have seen Kuldeep Yadav perform, we have seen Rishabh Pant perform. "These things you need to figure out constantly - who is bowling well in a particular series and what your plans should be against him". (more...)
Liverpool get injury boost ahead of Newcastle Boxing Day fixture Liverpool get injury boost ahead of Newcastle Boxing Day fixture
- December 26, 2018

Pep Guardiola ends the calendar year with his Manchester City side embroiled in what has suddenly become a thrilling title race for the first time in his Premier League managerial career. "I think it was a very good performance". We have to play football, not think about what we can do in the summer. What we have to do it think about December 26 against Newcastle, let's try everything we have to win that game. (more...)
Ravens stun Chargers, Titans rip Redskins to boost NFL playoff hopes Ravens stun Chargers, Titans rip Redskins to boost NFL playoff hopes
- December 25, 2018

Every NFC division has been clinched. Thanks to the Ravens' stunning upset of the L.A. Chargers on Saturday night, Pittsburgh basically faces must-win situations Sunday in New Orleans and in the regular-season finale vs. Those two teams are the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers . The AFC North is also still up for grabs but the Ravens are now in pole position. (more...)
Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations
- December 25, 2018

This is quite low, even for Jon Jones. Earlier tonight news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones UFC 232 USADA drug test came out abnormal, found trace amount of the same Turinabol metabolite that "Bones" had popped in his system following a Daniel Cormier fight at UFC 214 previous year. (more...)
Blame Manchester United players for José Mourinho's exit - Nemanja Matic Blame Manchester United players for José Mourinho's exit - Nemanja Matic
- December 25, 2018

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's strong start to life in the United hot seat, the club will still press on with their plans to appoint a new position above the manager in either a director of football or technical director role. The Times now reports that a key player was the catalyst for the decision having phoned Woodward to plead for Mourinho to be sacked following the defeat to Liverpool . (more...)
Dele Alli tweets after Tottenham win, Pochettino provides injury update Dele Alli tweets after Tottenham win, Pochettino provides injury update
- December 24, 2018

But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top of the table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison. (more...)
Solari Hails Zidane Factor In Real Madrid Club World Cup Win Solari Hails Zidane Factor In Real Madrid Club World Cup Win
- December 24, 2018

Asked on Saturday night what's next for him, and if he believed he would stay at Al Ain for the remainder of the campaign, Caio said: "I don't know. It will be hard to match in the future", said Solari of Zidane's previous accomplishments at Real Madrid . (more...)
Andros Townsend scores stunner as Crystal Palace shock Manchester City Andros Townsend scores stunner as Crystal Palace shock Manchester City
- December 24, 2018

Manchester City has a lot of creative players who can create magic in the offensive half, but when it comes to defensive stability it is only provided by this holding midfielder. The ex-England global said: " Leicester vs Manchester City is a big game and a must-win game for City, who are in trouble now as they are four points behind Liverpool ". (more...)
Solskjaer: Manchester United should never be outworked Solskjaer: Manchester United should never be outworked
- December 23, 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has picked youngsters Angel Gomes and James Garner in his first squad as Manchester United interim manager. "We'll take one game at a time but we're eight points behind and we've caught up teams before at this club", Solskjaer told a news conference. (more...)
Finch finger no problem for Boxing Day Finch finger no problem for Boxing Day
- December 23, 2018

Firebrand captain Kohli has, as ever, been in the heat of the battle during the first two tests of the series. India coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said the offspinner, who boasts 342 wickets and four Test centuries, would be monitored over the next 48 hours. (more...)
Liverpool to stay top on Christmas after win over Wolves Liverpool to stay top on Christmas after win over Wolves
- December 23, 2018

Some Liverpool fans on Twitter were blown away by his latest performance and feel he's making a real difference to the side, with one even comparing his passing to the club's ex-midfielder Xabi Alonso. The Reds consolidated their spot at the summit with another impressive win on Friday night, this time defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers through goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk . (more...)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I'd love to be Manchester United's next permanent manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I'd love to be Manchester United's next permanent manager
- December 23, 2018

Sanchez , who joined the Red Devils last January, has flopped since his move from Arsenal and is now sidelined with an injury. Solskjaer said he's reached out to a number of players in the squad already. I'm back home, if you like, and it's about seeing the players, seeing the staff. "My job is for the next six months, I will do as well as I can, to move the club forward". (more...)
Chelsea’s Sarri says Premier League will miss Mourinho Chelsea’s Sarri says Premier League will miss Mourinho
- December 22, 2018

Sarri has suggested that he has left Drinkwater to decide his next move, but says that the England worldwide is not under consideration for selection. "Financial considerations for us as this stage are the main thing but it's also something for everyone to look forward to". Chelsea scraped into the EFL Cup semi-finals as Eden Hazard's late goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday. (more...)
Cardiff City vs Manchester United Cardiff City vs Manchester United
- December 22, 2018

A poor start to the season, coupled with dressing room tensions, cost Jose Mourinho his job on Tuesday , with the club moving swiftly to bring in their former striker and reserve team manager. Worst comes to worst, United finish where they are now and he goes back home. For some to down tools, shame on some of them. " I'm really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club ". (more...)
Jose Mourinho tipped for Real Madrid RETURN after Man Utd sacking Jose Mourinho tipped for Real Madrid RETURN after Man Utd sacking
- December 20, 2018

Paul Pogba wrote on Instagram " Caption this! " alongside a picture of him smirking quizzically into the camera. A sixth-place finish in the Premier League was disappointing but League Cup and Europa League wins turned the season into a satisfactory one. (more...)
Henriques bought by IPL's Kings XI Punjab Henriques bought by IPL's Kings XI Punjab
- December 20, 2018

While the latter was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹5 crore with Mumbai Indians giving up after a final bid of ₹ 4.8 crore, the battle for Varun surpassed all expectations. 20 lakh). India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals. His teammate Brathwaite, the star of 2016 World T20, was sold to KKR for 50 million Indian rupees after a bidding war between the Dinesh Karthik-led side and Kings XI Punjab. (more...)
EPL: Manchester United mistakenly announce Solskjaer as Mourinho's replacement EPL: Manchester United mistakenly announce Solskjaer as Mourinho's replacement
- December 20, 2018

Sky Sports News learnt that Solskjaer is the front-runner to be the temporary boss after managing United's reserve side from 2008 for two years before leaving for Norwegian side Molde . Phelan is now sporting director of Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners, but still lives in the United Kingdom and only heads Down Under a few times a year to oversee their coaching program. (more...)
Mesut Ozil Dropped From Arsenal Sqaud To Face Spurs Mesut Ozil Dropped From Arsenal Sqaud To Face Spurs
- December 20, 2018

Pochettino , who has Spurs third in the Premier League and in the knockout stages of the Champions League, said in October that he wanted to add to his squad after the club failed to bring in a player during the summer. In a surprise decision, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has dropped Mesut Ozil from the Gunners squad to face Tottenham this evening in their Carabao Cup quarter final at the Emirates this evening. (more...)
Tom Brady, Stephon Gilmore only Patriots named to Pro Bowl Tom Brady, Stephon Gilmore only Patriots named to Pro Bowl
- December 19, 2018

Smith was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1 after recording seven solo tackles and a game-clinching interception against San Francisco. Dickson is the first rookie punter since 1985 (the Los Angeles Rams' Dale Hatcher) to be named to the Pro Bowl. He now holds the Chiefs franchise record for most touchdowns thrown in a season, most games with a 100.0+ passer rating in a season (11) and most games with 300+ yards in a season (10). (more...)
Wall erupts for 40 in Wizards' blowout of Lakers Wall erupts for 40 in Wizards' blowout of Lakers
- December 19, 2018

Harden picked up his second triple double of the season. James and Ball scored or assisted on 63 of the Lakers' 73 points when they shared the court together, accounting for 86 percent of the Lakers' offense between the two of them, according to ESPN Stats & Info. (more...)
India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth
- December 19, 2018

Australia celebrate after winning the second Test against India . "Nothing compared to 2014", said Kohli, who was part of a bitter feud with former quick Mitchell Johnson during the 2014-15 series. Australia had scored 326 runs in their first innings, and 243 runs in their second innings to post a 287-run target for visitors. On Tuesday, both Paine and Kohli did their best to play down their rift, saying there were no verbal taunts that crossed the line. (more...)
Paulo Gazzaniga starting for Tottenham v Arsenal is a risk Paulo Gazzaniga starting for Tottenham v Arsenal is a risk
- December 19, 2018

Arsenal wasn't helped Sunday by an injury crisis in defense that was exacerbated by the departure of right back Hector Bellerin just before halftime. "But I think we need to show this emotion when we are playing, when we are winning, because football needs this passion". The Gunners have been far more risky after the interval this season and once again they hit back to equalise in the 53rd minute. (more...)
Champions league draw: Liverpool face Bayern Munich, Man Utd take on PSG Champions league draw: Liverpool face Bayern Munich, Man Utd take on PSG
- December 18, 2018

In other ties, Serie A champions Juventus face Europa League winners Atletico Madrid and Barcelona take on Olympique Lyonnais, while AS Roma face Porto. "Lyon will not be easy, as they have been able to compete for top-spot in the group stages at Manchester City ", Valverde added. At the start of the season, I tipped Manchester City to win the Champions League and nothing has happened to change my view. (more...)
Wijnaldum points to confidence Alisson gives Liverpool team-mates Wijnaldum points to confidence Alisson gives Liverpool team-mates
- December 15, 2018

Ulterior theories began floating around that the lack of emotion proves the Egyptian won't be satisfied until he and the Reds go one better than previous year. Pochettino will be alive to possibilities in the January window, having signed nobody last summer, but he suggested he was as concerned to move on players who are on the fringes of the squad. (more...)
Laurent Koscielny Recovered In Good Time - Unai Emery Laurent Koscielny Recovered In Good Time - Unai Emery
- December 15, 2018

The 17-year-old winger was a surprise inclusion and made history by becoming the first player born in the 21st century to start a game for the Gunners. "It was very important to keep our unbeaten run going for the confidence and now we start a big challenge ahead of Christmas". "We are going to look also if he can play 90 minutes or less minutes in this game [against Qarabag]", Emery said. (more...)
Dwyane Wade Gifts Josh Hart Game-Worn Shoes With Personal Message Dwyane Wade Gifts Josh Hart Game-Worn Shoes With Personal Message
- December 14, 2018

LeBron James paid tribute to close friend Dwyane Wade as the Lakers forward came out on top Monday in the pair's final National Basketball Association meeting. Wade said it was because James knew him so well and had his number. Unless we figure this thing out and we go to the Finals, this is the holy grail for me. (more...)
Xhaka delighted with 'perfect week' for Gunners Xhaka delighted with 'perfect week' for Gunners
- December 14, 2018

Speaking to Sky Sports , Wagner said: "It's mixed emotions to be totally honest, we wanted to test ourselves to see if we can perform as we have in recent weeks and I think the players have done that". "But we have players", he said. Five Arsenal players received cautions and three of them - Xhaka, Mustafi and Guendouzi - were rightly booked for diving. (more...)
This is what you Googled the most in 2018
- December 13, 2018

Google has released its annual list of the most searched-for terms on its platform, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup topping the list. "We searched for good news of championships, medal counts and royal weddings , and sought out bright spots throughout the year", Rogers wrote. (more...)
Manchester City will not be banned from European competition Manchester City will not be banned from European competition
- December 13, 2018

UEFA, who fined City nearly £50million and imposed further squad and spending limits on the club for breaching FFP in 2014, has since been considering its options in light of these fresh allegations, which City have consistently denied. City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the news on Friday, stating: "Both can not play". "In these sort of games of course we want to win but I'm more focused on our behaviour". (more...)
Manchester United Want Spurs Boss Pochettino Manchester United Want Spurs Boss Pochettino
- December 13, 2018

And even more rare that the Reds would be looking all the way down to the mid-table at Manchester United , at least in the Premier League era. "You can't be doing this, he's their best player". One of them says something in the media and the other one giving a cryptic message in return on social media. The Italian side is travelling to Russian Federation to play bottom-placed BSC Young Boys. (more...)
Ex-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in Venezuela car crash Ex-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in Venezuela car crash
- December 10, 2018

Authorities said their auto went to the opposite side of the road while trying to avoid a sliding rock. In 2015, Valbuena played a pivotal role for the Astros in reaching the postseason as a wild card team. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief'. In an 11-year major league career, he batted.226 with a.310 on-base percentage, a.394 slugging percentage, 114 homers and 367 RBIs in 1,011 games. (more...)
Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores
- December 10, 2018

CONMEBOL, South America's football federation, chose to rearrange the game , controversially moving it from Argentina to Spain amid fears of further fan violence. He just can't have communication with the team or offer instructions. Martinez ran the ball into the empty net and River's substitutes and staff all poured onto the pitch to begin the celebrations. (more...)
Talks 'intensifying' between Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi Talks 'intensifying' between Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi
- December 10, 2018

If he can give them that kind of regular season production combined with a good playoff performance, he'll easily justify the $17 million plus he'll make next year. But Eovaldi wasn't done there, he came up big in the World Series against the Dodgers. The largest contract given to a pitcher with two Tommy John surgeries is believed to be the three-year, $38-million deal given last winter by the Chicago Cubs to Tyler Chatwood, three years removed from his second. (more...)
Frenkie de Jong issues statement ahead of January transfer window Frenkie de Jong issues statement ahead of January transfer window
- December 09, 2018

While De Jong is focused on helping Ajax win their first Eredivisie title since 2014, the Netherlands global revealed his admiration for City boss Pep Guardiola and his style of football. "But I am not sure". In an interview with The Guardian on Thursday, De Jong admitted he is uncertain over where his future lies. On the ongoing speculation, De Jong added: "I don't pay attention to it". (more...)
Trump golf club employs undocumented workers Trump golf club employs undocumented workers
- December 09, 2018

He says that she believes that Trump's comments may have emboldened a supervisor at the resort to verbally abusing workers, calling them "stupid illegal immigrants". Trump has railed against undocumented workers and called for companies to screen employees more carefully. "Any person who runs for any elected office should immediately sign up for E-Verify for any employee situation they have, whether they're running their own businesses, whether they're hiring labor at home, whatever it is, ... (more...)
3rd team enters Bucks’ trade with Cavs, sending Sam Dekker to Wizards 3rd team enters Bucks’ trade with Cavs, sending Sam Dekker to Wizards
- December 09, 2018

Smith ends up with the Bucks in the trade, which sent George Hill to Milwaukee and Matthew Dellavedova back to Cleveland along with John Henson and future draft picks. Dellavedova may not be Sexton's tutor, but as a sparring partner, his intensity will only make the 19-year-old Sexton better. The undersized point guard averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game during his three seasons in Cleveland, including an epic 2015 Finals performance that saw him score 20 points in Game 3 ... (more...)