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Robinho given prison sentence in Italy for 2013 sexual assault Robinho given prison sentence in Italy for 2013 sexual assault
- November 24, 2017

Robinho , 33, who now plays with Atl├ętico Mineiro in Brazil , pleaded not guilty via his lawyer and did not appear at any of the court hearings in northern Italy. According to local legislation no Brazilian citizen can be extradited to another country under request to face criminal charges, although that will not apply should he leave his home nation and is detained elsewhere. (more...)
Absence makes Man Utd grow fonder for Pogba Absence makes Man Utd grow fonder for Pogba
- November 23, 2017

United have opted for Sergio Romero in goal, with Chris Smalling and Marco Rojo joined in defence by Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind. Rio Ferdinand believes the return of Paul Pogba has meant that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had to be dropped at Manchester United . (more...)
Weather Channel's plan to film Georgia Dome implosion foiled by city bus Weather Channel's plan to film Georgia Dome implosion foiled by city bus
- November 22, 2017

Almost 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to bring down the Georgia Dome this morning just after 7:30 a.m. Demolition officials say they used an industrial strength curtain between the dome and the new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium to protect it from damage. (more...)
Rafa Benitez: Paul Pogba not at Steven Gerrard level Rafa Benitez: Paul Pogba not at Steven Gerrard level
- November 21, 2017

Anthony Martial uploaded the following clip to his Instagram story after the game, as Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku , and Paul Pogba danced and sang in celebration. Asked about his faster than expected recovery from injury, Ibrahimovic later compared himself to a lion. Pogba missed 12 games with a hamstring injury, a spell during which United have slipped eight points behind leaders Manchester City . (more...)
Goffin shocks Federer in semifinal match of ATP Finals Goffin shocks Federer in semifinal match of ATP Finals
- November 20, 2017

Dimitrov, unbeaten in five matches during the ATP Finals , battled back and took the opener with his fifth set point, but the only break of serve in the second set went in Goffin's favour to see the match levelled up at 1-1. He was broken again in the third game of the second set and then twice more as Goffin cruised to victory. What at first appeared to be an exercise in damage limitation grew into an increasingly potent threat as Goffin's serve subdued Federer, who fired a forehand long on ... (more...)
Manchester United to step up pursuit of Tottenham star Manchester United to step up pursuit of Tottenham star
- November 19, 2017

Danny Rose sparked controversy earlier this season after the full-back questioned Spurs over their ambition, citing underpayment of players as well as reluctance to sign high profile players "who he does not have to google". Shaw's main struggle has been dealing with injuries, with the England worldwide making just 32 league appearances in four seasons. However, Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is adamant he will not sell to United, and improve one of their rival's squads. (more...)
Muhammad Hafeez suspended again for 'illegal' bowling action Muhammad Hafeez suspended again for 'illegal' bowling action
- November 19, 2017

Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf on Friday expressed suspicion on England's Loughborough University's test report, which led to the suspension of all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for his illegal bowling action. But, feels after the ICC amended the bowling laws, Hafeez should have thought about his career, especially after he was first suspended from bowling in 2014. (more...)
Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties' Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in 'number of casualties'
- November 18, 2017

Both aircraft came from Wycombe Air Park, also known as Booker Airfield, near High Wycombe, which offers flight training. They were joined in the dense woodland by paramedics, firefighters and Thames Valley Police, who said the first priority was "preservation of life". (more...)
Home Form Vital For Arsenal, Says Wenger Home Form Vital For Arsenal, Says Wenger
- November 17, 2017

Despite the Arsenal manager's non-committal response, Lacazette seems nearly certain to regain his starting place after Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud was likely to miss the match with the injury he picked up on global duty last week. "For 20 years", Wenger said, before smiling. Moments earlier at the news conference Thursday, Wenger had interrupted a reporter who pointed out that Arsenal had dominated Tottenham for a "long time". (more...)
Ventura's status still in question after Italy eliminated Ventura's status still in question after Italy eliminated
- November 16, 2017

The Italian federation (FIGC) initially issued a statement saying that Ventura was "no longer" the coach without clarifying whether he had been sacked or resigned. Instead, it said he would put forward "various proposals" at a forthcoming FIGC meeting, without giving further details. Ventura has never won a major title or coached top tier teams such as AC Milan, Inter Milan or Juventus. (more...)
Argentina squander two-goal lead and lose to Nigeria Argentina squander two-goal lead and lose to Nigeria
- November 15, 2017

The Sky Blues' record goalscorer fell ill at half time of the Albiceleste's 4-2 defeat to Nigeria at the Stadion FK in Krasnodar and lost consciousness, according to TyC Sports . "His suggestion will be tabled at the CAF Executive Committee meeting very soon and we hope they approve it so that we can play a friendly match in March ". (more...)
LSU's next opponent, Tennessee, fires its head coach LSU's next opponent, Tennessee, fires its head coach
- November 13, 2017

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman was the first to report the news. Reports indicate Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones has been fired from the University of Tennessee. Under Jones, the Vols didn't achieve the success they experienced in the 1990s. ESPN's Chris Low reported that Brady Joke, former Ball State, San Diego State and MI head coach, will be the interim coach for the Vols. (more...)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Ruben Loftus-Cheek "really happy" with England debut
- November 12, 2017

The 21-year-old's calm display, especially when he dropped deep into midfield, won him praise from a variety of experts. Every England fan knows from watching Wright as a pundit; there are not many more men passionate about England's national team than him. (more...)
New Patriots TE Bennett has torn rotator cuff New Patriots TE Bennett has torn rotator cuff
- November 11, 2017

Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract that included a $6.3 million signing bonus in free agency. Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged he advised Bennett seek additional opinions about his shoulder injury. He was claimed by the Patriots the next day. "I talked to him Tuesday (following the bye week) after practice and he (had) a shoulder concern injury". (more...)
Vikings add Teddy Bridgewater to active roster; Sam Bradford to IR Vikings add Teddy Bridgewater to active roster; Sam Bradford to IR
- November 09, 2017

After being activated from the team's reserve/PUP list, Bridgewater wasn't even limited in his first practice back. Keenum replaced Bradford in the Bears game and led Minnesota to a 20-17 victory, and he's won each of his four starts since then. (more...)
Man City extend Premier League lead, Chelsea beat United Man City extend Premier League lead, Chelsea beat United
- November 07, 2017

David Luiz's omission came only a few weeks after Conte had described him as his best defender at the club. The Italian, who has been involved in a mini-feud with the former Blues boss this season, left his counterpart waiting in vain as he rushed to the middle of the pitch to celebrate his side's win with his players, with his assistants taking up handshake duties while he congratulated the Blues squad, pumping his fists in the air. (more...)
Down 18 -Celtics come back to shock Thunder Down 18 -Celtics come back to shock Thunder
- November 05, 2017

When the Boston Celtics started off the season with back-to-back losses, it turned off many people's idea of them having a shot to play in June. With an average of 40.7 FanDuel points, Irving is projected for 26.5 points, 6.8 assists and 44.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,400 on Friday night. (more...)
Georgia takes top spot in first College Football Playoff rankings of 2017 Georgia takes top spot in first College Football Playoff rankings of 2017
- November 05, 2017

Georgia and Alabama are unbeaten and now on course to meet in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Georgia also has a victory over Notre Dame on their resume, and the Fighting Irish hold the No. Committee chairman Kirby Hocutt, the athletic director for Texas Tech, said the Bulldogs had a slight edge over the Crimson Tide because of the victory against the Irish on September 9. (more...)
Ivanka Trump hails 'womenomics' in Japan ahead of president's visit
- November 04, 2017

At a World Assembly for Women, she spoke about boosting equal participation in "traditionally male-dominated sectors of our economy" but there were many empty seats that officials blamed on tight security restrictions, the BBC reported. Through his so-called womenomics policies - which seek to create "a society where women can shine", Abe said he has "used his efforts to the utmost" on the issues of child care and creating better working environments for women. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho 'surprised but happy' after Herrera Huddersfield rant Man Utd boss Mourinho 'surprised but happy' after Herrera Huddersfield rant
- October 30, 2017

But Pochettino wasn't happy that Mourinho had a long conversation in Portugeuse with his England midfielder. But Mourinho values him highly and said he never entertained the idea of getting rid of him. "If you want to speak about his words I would be very disappointed if his words were different". "[We have] one more training session. But in terms of the attitude that we didn't like, because I know the players and how good a people they are, I believe that was an isolated case". (more...)
Kane out of United v Spurs with hamstring strain Kane out of United v Spurs with hamstring strain
- October 30, 2017

This is after it was reported that the England striker would miss the mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford on Saturday, news that didn't seem to fascinate "The Special One". "You must adapt when some player are not fit to play". "We believe in the collective, the squad". "It happens during a season, you can not play well all the time, you can not win all the time". (more...)
Texans kneel in protest after Bob McNair's 'inmate' comments Texans kneel in protest after Bob McNair's 'inmate' comments
- October 30, 2017

After being compared to "inmates running the prison" by team owner Bob McNair, a majority of the Houston Texans responded by taking a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. But McNair's seeming comparison of the league's players to "inmates" sparked a bitter backlash from players across the league - and even from players in other sports. (more...)
Astros' Yuli Gurriel may face disciplinary action for apparent racially insensitive gesture Astros' Yuli Gurriel may face disciplinary action for apparent racially insensitive gesture
- October 29, 2017

Some top sports columnists urged Manfred to suspend Gurriel immediately while others said he should be let off the hook . Did Yuli Gurriel say chinito while he made that gesture? Manfred said Gurriel "expressed remorse " when they met Saturday, adding that he also met with owners and executives from teams and players' union representatives. (more...)
Oklahoma State Cowboys at West Virginia Mountaineers Oklahoma State Cowboys at West Virginia Mountaineers
- October 29, 2017

Richards had a 59-yard interception return against the Mountaineers previous year. Despite a brief rally from the Mountaineers in the second half, Oklahoma State dominated and capitalized off of West Virginia's miscues. The Mountaineers had 493 yards of offense against Baylor, while Oklahoma State had a school-record 747 yards at home against the Bears a week earlier. (more...)
Antonio Conte Claims Steve Holland Media Reports 'Lacked Respect' Antonio Conte Claims Steve Holland Media Reports 'Lacked Respect'
- October 28, 2017

Antonio Conte was pleased with the former Manchester United man's performance, although the Chelsea manager says he can play even better. Conte, who played for Juventus under Ancelotti, a Chelsea League and FA Cup victor in 2010, used an expletive in relation to the same reports. (more...)
Judge denies request for expedited Ezekiel Elliott hearing Judge denies request for expedited Ezekiel Elliott hearing
- October 24, 2017

Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY ruled Elliott's hearing will be held, as originally scheduled, on October 30. Elliott had 147 yards rushing Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers with three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. The NFL has not been permitted to enforce the suspension all season. (more...)
Andreas Athanasiou, Red Wings agree to 1-year contract Andreas Athanasiou, Red Wings agree to 1-year contract
- October 23, 2017

The Wings also had made Athanasiou a two-year offer for $1.9 million a season. Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou is expected to decide whether he'll re-sign with the Red Wings or join a European team in the very near future. (more...)
Aguero equals City's all-time goal-scoring record as leaders cruise Aguero equals City's all-time goal-scoring record as leaders cruise
- October 22, 2017

Burnley manager Sean Dyche viewed the incident slightly differently, believing Portugal global Silva was "stretching gamesmanship" . He is going to break it and it will be something special. "For the moment, I think so [the title race is between the Manchester clubs], but everybody's still there", De Bruyne told ESPN . "In that respect, I think that Chelsea and Manchester United have a little bit of an edge". (more...)
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere: 'Troy Deeney's comments not justified'
- October 21, 2017

And despite slipping down the ranks in terms of capacity over the last decade with Premier League clubs moving to new grounds, Deeney says nothing beats St James' Park . It's very easy to be critical of people especially when you've beaten them. We will see in the next match and we will see what happens. "We did certain things wrong but we certainly didn't want to let the lead slip". (more...)
Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon
- October 21, 2017

ESPN reported there is tremendous concern over his knee in the organization. According to ESPN, he will undergo an evaluation on his knee in NY with the Nets reportedly concerned over the severity of the injury. "So you can only feel for him". As he was seated next to the basket Lin began to cry. He eluded them, elevated for the shot and drew a goaltending call on IN big man Myles Turner . (more...)
Arsenal vs Red Star Belgrade Preview Arsenal vs Red Star Belgrade Preview
- October 20, 2017

Arsenal's next Europa league game is on November 2nd at the Emirates again against Red Star. Following a typical pre-match offering, Red Star's fans bucked tradition and unfurled another huge banner for the start of the second half, but it could not lift the stodgy fare on the pitch. (more...)
Salah wants improved English Premier League showing from Liverpool Salah wants improved English Premier League showing from Liverpool
- October 19, 2017

The Senegalese winger picked up a hamstring duty while on worldwide duty with his national side and is sidelined for six weeks. Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Loris Karius will start in goal for Liverpool , and the Reds are also without Sadio Mane - who picked up a hamstring injury during the recent worldwide break. (more...)
Mourinho explains 'mission impossible' at Old Trafford Mourinho explains 'mission impossible' at Old Trafford
- October 19, 2017

The Portuguese stated in the summer that he would be happy to stay at United for another decade, but his tune has changed at the start of the season. 'I'm not signing a new five-year contract and I'm not leaving for PSG , ' said the Portuguese. (more...)
Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Denmark seeded for World Cup play-offs Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Denmark seeded for World Cup play-offs
- October 17, 2017

This latest rankings are to be used for the draw for the 2018 World Cup. The same procedure will then be repeated for the remaining balls in the two pots. Likewise they can not play Sweden or Greece. Both balls in pot 3 will then be mixed up again and then drawn one after the other. Four two-legged ties will be played, with the first leg taking place between 9 and 11 November and the return between 12 and 14 of the same month. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino confirms Spurs blow for Real Madrid Mauricio Pochettino confirms Spurs blow for Real Madrid
- October 15, 2017

We could not find the space as they sat very deep. It wasn't a great performance. "The second half we changed it a little bit, we started to move the ball quicker". Harry Kane broke the massed ranks of black and red as he latched on to a pass from Eriksen but he couldn't get a shot off cleanly to finish. He slotted home neatly from just inside the Bournemouth area. (more...)