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Mauricio Pochettino keen for Tottenham to kick on after strong Christmas run
- January 14, 2017

It is not easy for Pochettino to pick his starting lineup, especially in the midfield department. A win over West Brom on Saturday would see Spurs move into second before Liverpool play Manchester United on Sunday, and that will undoubtedly be the aim. (more...)
Steelers Reinstate Joey Porter To Coaching Staff On Friday Steelers Reinstate Joey Porter To Coaching Staff On Friday
- January 14, 2017

He is now being charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, both of which are summary charges in Pennsylvania, after initially being charged with aggravated assault, resistant arrest and defiant trespass. Asked how Porter's coaching responsibilities will be filled as the team prepares for and plays in the Chiefs game on Sunday, Tomlin said, "We're not ready to say he won't be a part of it". (more...)
Payet refusing to play for West Ham - Slaven Bilic Payet refusing to play for West Ham - Slaven Bilic
- January 13, 2017

As we previiously reported, Marseille have strong interest in West Ham's Dimitri Payet and they have already made a first bid for him. Slaven Bilic confirmed the winger wants to leave, at his morning press conference, and speculation is set to ramp up regarding Payet's next move. (more...)
Allen Iverson Joins Ice Cube's 3-on-3 Pro Basketball League
- January 12, 2017

Cube announced the league a few weeks back and already he is attracting a lot of attention from both National Basketball Association fans and retired players for the half court league schedule to take place in the off season this summer. "A lot of these guys can still play once they retire - just not the back-to-backs or four games in five nights", he said. The entire league is operated and managed by the players. (more...)
Vance Joseph replaces Gary Kubiak as Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph replaces Gary Kubiak as Denver Broncos head coach
- January 12, 2017

With the hiring of Joseph, Denver is now on its fifth head coach in eight years. While its defense faded down the stretch, Miami did qualify for the playoffs at 10-6 and Joseph was believed to be instrumental in that accomplishment. If the Chargers go through the weekend without selecting a head coach or scheduling any second interviews, it could be a sign they are waiting for either Patricia or Toub to become available when their respective team is knocked out of the playoffs. (more...)
One play changes the Green Bay Packers-New York Giants game
- January 12, 2017

Based on point spread history by OddsShark , and assuming three points for home-field advantage (Dallas was 5.5-point underdogs at Green Bay, Green Bay was 8.5-point underdogs at Seattle, Seattle was a 1-point favorite over New England), then Dallas would have been about a touchdown underdog against the Patriots . (more...)
California fires head coach Sonny Dykes
- January 10, 2017

Cal has fired head coach Sonny Dykes, according to a report. Dykes interviewed for the Houston vacancy in 2014, several other jobs in 2015 and then expressed interest in the Baylor job this past offseason. But that's the obvious implication - especially since Cal plays in the same conference where Kelly rose to prominence with Oregon. The deal was finally worked out and Dykes' deal was extended through the 2019 season. (more...)
Clemson's Deshaun Watson prepares for strong Alabama defense Clemson's Deshaun Watson prepares for strong Alabama defense
- January 08, 2017

This time, anything can happen. The Clemson Tigers football team will leave for Tampa, FL on Friday ahead of the CFP National Championship game. But he's still the same dual-threat quarterback who almost beat Alabama in 2015-16. Now, Sarkisian directs freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts and tries to find a play-calling rhythm against a Clemson defense coming off a 31-0 shutout of Ohio State. (more...)
Conor McGregor set to take up horse racing? Conor McGregor set to take up horse racing?
- January 07, 2017

However, the 28-year-old Irishman is keeping busy with side gigs, including one for the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, which bills itself as "the world's richest Thoroughbred horse race". And in a Q & A with the organisers behind the event, the UFC star was asked if he would consider naming his first child after the prestigious race. (more...)
Clemson coach impressed with Alabama's Hurts Clemson coach impressed with Alabama's Hurts
- January 05, 2017

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott walked over to receiver Deon Cain shortly before the Tigers left the locker room to face Ohio State with a smile and a simple message: "Welcome to the playoffs". It's a question Cain wondered, too. During his time away from the field, Cain chose to work his way back onto the Tigers and rebuild the trust with his teammates dented by his suspension during last year's playoff run. (more...)
Brock Osweiler named starter for Texans in Wild Card game against Raiders Brock Osweiler named starter for Texans in Wild Card game against Raiders
- January 05, 2017

Savage, a third-year player, took over from Osweiler in a December 18 game against the Jaguars after the latter, who had been struggling for most of the season, got off to a poor start. Osweiler started the first 14 games this season before being benched on December 18 against Jacksonville. Six of the playoff bound teams have quarterbacks who have been to a Super Bowl-Tom Brady and the New England Patriots , Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Alex Smith of the Kansas City ... (more...)
Manchester United's Mata and Ibrahimovic sink 10-man West Ham
- January 03, 2017

It was poor from Angelo Ogbonna as his clearance deflected off Ander Herrera into the path of Ibrahimovic. "I was happy with my choices in the second half , with Mata and Rashford, because they gave us what we needed". But despite failing to start in United's last eight games, Mourinho has insisted he still has complete faith in the forward. Darren Randolph- 6: Unfortunate to have conceded both goals, after making a number of smart saves to keep his side in the contest. (more...)
Titans-Texans final score Titans-Texans final score
- January 02, 2017

This meant Brock Osweiler took over at QB for the Texans for the remainder of the second quarter (with the exception of Savage coming in to take a knee to end the first half) and the entire second half. The game did not begin so smoothly for Savage against the Cincinnati Bengals but he locked in during the second half and put together a strong performance to get the offense moving again. (more...)
Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale
- January 02, 2017

In the win, Floyd was able to make a touchdown reception, and also laid a huge block to spring Julian Edelman for a touchdown. Not only did he catch a touchdown, he delivered a crushing block that sprung Edelman for a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter. (more...)
Rafael Nadal wins fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title in Abu Dhabi Rafael Nadal wins fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title in Abu Dhabi
- January 01, 2017

After losing the opening set at the exhibition tournament, Murray recovered to go 3-2 up in the second set. Murray had been beaten by David Goffin in his semi-final on Friday but the world No 1 bounced back with a win in the third-place play-off. (more...)
Sunderland: Pickford set for lengthy absence Sunderland: Pickford set for lengthy absence
- December 30, 2016

Moyes said: "He damaged it in the Man United game in a collision and he's stretched his cruciate ligament but it has not snapped so it doesn't need an operation, just time". The 22-year-old picked up the issue during the Boxing Day loss at Manchester United, and is reportedly set for a 10-week spell on the sidelines according to The Sun . (more...)
Bob Bradley, Swansea City Part Ways
- December 29, 2016

Bradley may not have been ready for the Premier League but Swansea called and it was a Premier League job. Though Fernando Llorente managed to pull one back it was too little too late as Bilic's side raced on to register three wins in a row and climb up to eleventh spot in the league table. (more...)
Ron Rivera: Steve Smith should retire as a Panther
- December 29, 2016

He ranks sevenths in all-time receiving yards (14,687) and 12th in receptions. While addressing reporters on Wednesday, the 37-year-old said Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals will "probably" be his last as a pro ballplayer. "God winked at me", he said of hanging up his cleats. At age 37, Smith is now the oldest receiver in the league. Smith, who is in his third season with the Ravens, previously played 13 years with the Carolina Panthers after being selected out of the ... (more...)
UFC 207 Countdown: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey UFC 207 Countdown: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
- December 29, 2016

Ronda Rousey has been noticeably absent this week as she prepares to make her highly-anticipated return at UFC 207. We're going to get the answers to all of our Ronda Rousey questions; we just aren't going to get them until she steps into the Octagon on Friday night. (more...)
Buffalo Bills Fire Head Coach Rex Ryan and His Brother Too Buffalo Bills Fire Head Coach Rex Ryan and His Brother Too
- December 28, 2016

With speculation raised over the past month over his job security, Ryan also dismissed a question over whether two seasons were enough to be judged upon by the Pegulas. Ryan, of course, never had a quarterback like Brady and the strength of his résumé is the back-to-back runs to the AFC Championship Game with the Jets' Mark Sanchez under center. (more...)
Rain delays resumption of play, Pakistan 142-4 Rain delays resumption of play, Pakistan 142-4
- December 28, 2016

Rain gods halted the match for 15 minutes, but when proceedings resumed, Azhar completed yet another century and Pakistan crossed the 200-run mark. "People are open to criticise me all they like but in the end, we won the Test match and I'm happy with that", Smith added. However, as of now, it can be asserted that Australia do not find themselves under pressure. (more...)
The bond between Putin and Trump grows stronger The bond between Putin and Trump grows stronger
- December 28, 2016

Trump appears to be considering using the US nuclear capability to overwhelm North Korea and other countries developing nuclear arms. "Let it be an arms race we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all and outlast them all", he told Brzezinski. (more...)
Chelsea have had most luck in title race, claims Klopp
- December 27, 2016

Stan Collymore believes Liverpool are heading in the right direction under Jurgen Klopp, but claims "third or fourth place finish will be the best they can hope for". "We are better equipped than past year but then we were only together three months". "As one of our supporters, that means you are part of the LFC family and we care about you", Klopp wrote. (more...)
Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Shot On Christmas Day
- December 27, 2016

The rapper is due in court on January 26 after being accused of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a T.I. concert back in May. The rapper can be seen in security footage firing a shot during the scuffle. Leemon referred to the shooting on Christmas Day as "the second attempt on his life". "As we have said from the beginning - he is a victim", Leemon said in an emailed statement. (more...)
RUMOURS: Allardyce wants Defoe at Crystal Palace RUMOURS: Allardyce wants Defoe at Crystal Palace
- December 27, 2016

But as the winger strolled over to applaud Palace's travelling supporters after the match, Harry the Hornet took a comedy dive in front of him. Allardyce said of the mascot's cheeky act. Meanwhile, The Mirror claim that Allardyce wants a reunion with another Sunderland player, as he is keen to offer former Tottenham and West Ham United striker Jermain Defoe a return to London. (more...)
Olivier Giroud nets late victor as Arsenal snatch points against West Brom
- December 27, 2016

Though Giroud's game-winner on Boxing Day may not be enough to win his old starting berth back Wenger is convinced the 30-year-old can play his part as Arsenal look to cut into the nine point lead Chelsea have over them. " Olivier Giroud has just outmuscled Gareth McAuley out of the way, he put his hand across him early and outmuscled him". "We had a high level of possession, plenty of shots at goal and we needed something special in the end". (more...)
Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws his hat into the MVP ring Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws his hat into the MVP ring
- December 27, 2016

With Rhodes shadowing Nelson over the final two quarters, the wideout caught just two passes for nine yards. Green Bay has won four in a row, Minnesota has lost three of its last four. "I have no idea". Rodgers threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns in a convincing 38-25 win over the fast-fading Minnesota Vikings. "For me, I don't feel like I have anything to prove". (more...)
Falcons WR Jones to return against Panthers Falcons WR Jones to return against Panthers
- December 26, 2016

The Falcons (10-5) can clinch their first NFC South title since 2012 if Tampa Bay loses or ties New Orleans later today. With Carolina's chances of making the playoffs "minimal", Newton said, Kuechly should rest and prepare for future seasons when the team has a realistic chance to reach the playoffs. (more...)
'Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction' 'Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'
- December 26, 2016

If you can believe it, we might get even more insane moments like this before the game wraps. We're not ready for that. SERIES HISTORY: The Warriors last season swept both games and have won nine of the last 11 regular-season meetings. Though there wasn't much, Irving still managed to get the shot up on a short fadeaway. Perhaps the biggest play of the Finals was a chase-down block by James on Andre Iguodala in Game 7, a play that completely changed the momentum down the stretch in an ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report: Shamarko Thomas Out For Game With Baltimore Ravens
- December 26, 2016

The 31-year-old Flacco owns a 5-3 mark at Heinz Field since the beginning of 2010 but has struggled on the road this season, losing his last four away from home and tossing seven interceptions in six games. So he has had some success. On the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers have to be aggressive and must try to rattle Joe Flacco , but when it comes to defending Baltimore's receivers, the Steelers should be careful. (more...)
Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade gets just 26 minutes Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade gets just 26 minutes
- December 25, 2016

As he was sitting on the bench during Monday night's game against the Pistons, Butler was spotted mouthing to someone off camera and pointing to teammate Dwyane Wade . Under second-year head coach Fred Hoiberg , the "younger" and "more athletic" roster would find its way and learn from veterans like Wade, Rondo and Jimmy Butler . (more...)
HALF: Miami holds 14-7 lead over Bills, first half leaders HALF: Miami holds 14-7 lead over Bills, first half leaders
- December 25, 2016

ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (9-5): Jay Ajayi surpassed the 200-yard plateau for the second straight week when he erupted for 214 yards and a touchdown in the last meeting with Buffalo . Backup Matt Moore has led the Dolphins to two wins. But Buffalo finally woke up, and Sammy Watkins was the alarm clock. The 28-year-old McCoy has erupted for 413 rushing yards and five scores in his last four games, but was limited by an ailing hamstring to just 11 yards on eight carries in the Bills' 28-25 ... (more...)
Cleveland Indians hit a home run by signing Encarnacion Cleveland Indians hit a home run by signing Encarnacion
- December 24, 2016

Adding Encarnacion's bat should make the Indians favorites in the American League to go back to the World Series. Considering Morales is nearly strictly a designated hitter, combined with the fact Encarnacion played a passable first base last season, the door wasn't completely closed on a Toronto reunion at the time. (more...)
Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win
- December 24, 2016

Their 111 points were the third-highest combined points ever in a bowl game. "Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here", Linehan said moments after earning MVP honors in the win. "They anxious about playing one game at a time". This is Idaho's first bowl game since 2009. "I think we were just exhausted of losing". After a 42-yard scamper by the Vandals' Aaron Duckworth, the running back finished off the drive with a 5-yard touchdown, pushing the score to 48-14. (more...)
Duke's Grayson Allen trips former Ardrey Kell player, throws tantrum Duke's Grayson Allen trips former Ardrey Kell player, throws tantrum
- December 23, 2016

As for the game itself, after the Allen Technical ELON went on a 11-2 run to close the 1st half as Allen Sat on the Bench for the rest of the Half. Then the Blue Devils player threw a tantrum. But unless he's punished severely for his repeated ridiculous behavior, that's what will continue to happen. It's better that he get punished and learn from his mistake now rather than later in the year when the stakes of each game increase. (more...)