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No Matip U-turn as he focuses on Liverpool
- December 09, 2016

After the Liverpool game, West Ham have four six-pointers during December. "My dream has always been to play in England, but I don't know whether I will be here until I am 30 or 35", he is quoted as saying in an interview with Corriere dello Sport, as per The Express . (more...)
Ian Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract Ian Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract
- December 08, 2016

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, Texas Rangers' Ian Desmond hits a sacrifice fly to score Jurickson Profar during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. After finally receiving the payday he was expecting last offseason, Desmond - a two-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger award victor for National League shortstops - is faced with another daunting positional transition. (more...)
Perez hat-trick propels Gunners to first place Perez hat-trick propels Gunners to first place
- December 08, 2016

Arsenal went into the final matchday nearly certain of advancing to the round of 16 as runners-up for the fourth straight season - knowing even victory in Switzerland would not be enough if PSG picked up an expected win. They may have needed a sizeable helping hand from Ludogorets Razgrad along the way but Arsenal have done what has seemed beyond them for so many years and topped their Champions League group. (more...)
Canadian women's rugby team falls to Fiji at Dubai Sevens Canadian women's rugby team falls to Fiji at Dubai Sevens
- December 08, 2016

The Blitzboks bested Olympic champions Fiji 26-14 on the night and Senatla, who termed it as "almost the ideal game", said that playing against the Fijians was as good a benchmark as it gets to know where they stand. "So, we enjoy playing teams which are ranked higher than us", said Senatla. "We had some hard moments on day one, but we improved gradually". "We have confidence, expectation and pressure together", Powell said of the forthcoming second leg of the series. (more...)
French Grand Prix returns for 2018 after 10-year absence French Grand Prix returns for 2018 after 10-year absence
- December 08, 2016

However, due to various reasons, mostly financial it slipped from the calendar in 2008 and despite numerous false starts failed to return. The circuit last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990, before Magny-Cours took over until 2008, while Paul Ricard was closed for racing between 1999 and the mid-2000s. (more...)
John Wall rips teammates for lack of effort after loss John Wall rips teammates for lack of effort after loss
- December 08, 2016

He connected on 18 of 31 shots, including five of eight from three-point range, but with little help from his supporting cast the Wizards lost for the third time in four games. Gordon, the 2015 NBA Dunk Contest runner-up, scored only nine points in the victory, but still managed to show off his dunking prowess. Led by Payton, Orlando's reserves outscored Washington's 73-22. (more...)
The Good, the Bad and the Berry: Chiefs 29, Falcons 28
- December 08, 2016

ABOUT THE FALCONS (7-4): Atlanta's offense is one of the best in the league and features a prolific duo in quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones , who leads the league in receiving yards (1,140) and recorded 108 and two touchdowns in Atlanta's 40-24 win at Kansas City in 2012. (more...)
Patriots put Gronkowski on IR
- December 07, 2016

New England's star tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the National Football League season the Patriots confirmed, one day after he had surgery to fix a herniated disk in his back. He missed the Week 12 game against the Jets with a foot injury. But there is no doubt that his absence the rest of the way as the season comes to a close will be noticed at times. (more...)
Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10 Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10
- December 07, 2016

Brady won his 201st game (including playoffs), which put him one beyond Peyton Manning for most all-time among National Football League quarterbacks. Brady now has 201 wins with only 61 defeats for a ridiculous winning percentage of.767. "We wish we could have put more pressure on him", Texans safety T.J. McDonald said of Brady. Los Angeles had only 25 - 25! - yards of offense in the first half. (more...)
Luis Enrique admits he has 'no idea' about Lionel Messi's future
- December 07, 2016

An angry Neymar went head-to-head with Mikael Lustig after a challenge late in the game, with both players booked for the exchange. Celtic , while dominating the Scottish league , have failed to make an impact in European play; they are now sitting at the bottom of Group C with two points. (more...)
Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson
- December 06, 2016

Not so great if you root for Penn State. Oh, how quickly we forget. Dazed and confused, they'll be forced to look delighted as they are shipped off to play in meaningless bowls. Be careful what you wish for. The victory buoyed the Buckeyes' credentials all season and may have provided the ultimate edge over the Nittany Lions. (more...)
San Francisco Giants agree to terms with closer Mark Melancon San Francisco Giants agree to terms with closer Mark Melancon
- December 06, 2016

They needed to help the bullpen that blew an inordinate amount of ballgames in the regular season past year, and then let a three-run lead slip away in the ninth inning of game four in the NLDS. "They've got themselves a great citizen and a great pitcher". He might have been a bit overshadowed in free agency by Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen so far this offseason - both will break Melancon's temporary record - but he's been every bit the weapon those two have been in the past four seasons. (more...)
LeBron, Cavs teammates not staying at Trump New York hotel LeBron, Cavs teammates not staying at Trump New York hotel
- December 06, 2016

Cavs general manager David Griffin told The Associated Press that the team has made plans for a "group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere". "I just look across this league". "I can't get caught up in the racial, sexist bulls-- he's got going on. But I could see other scheduling conflicts coming up", Jefferson had said on snapchat. (more...)
India complete emphatic eight-wicket win over England in Mohali
- December 05, 2016

We lost the toss, bowled them out for 280. Jos Buttler [18] and Chris Woakes [30] provided some resistance but neither were able to stick with Hameed [59 not out], who produced an innings of maturity to extend the lead above 100. England head coach Trevor Bayliss was equally impressed with Hameed: "He keeps wonderful everyone with his attitude - you wouldn't have known it (the finger) was broken in the dressing room". (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho clarifies Marouane Fellaini substitution, reacts to penalty
- December 05, 2016

And, as Everton's late rally brought their equaliser, they might have claimed a stoppage-time victor as Baines' fierce shot was well stopped by de Gea at the foot of his post. Not that one error justified a second and Barry, Everton's captain with Phil Jagielka unsurprisingly dropped to the bench, went in the book for persistent misconduct inside half an hour. (more...)
Oakland fire kills at least 9 people, fire chief says
- December 05, 2016

About 50 to 100 people were believed to have been at the party when the fire started around 11:30 p.m. Friday, officials said. CBSLA's Tom Wait reported from Oakland Saturday night that authorities are saying at least two dozen people are still missing. (more...)
Branch wins appeal, won't be suspended Branch wins appeal, won't be suspended
- December 04, 2016

Branch's agent Blake Baratz took to twitter with relief over the NFL's decision. Branch had allegedly tested positive for marijuana while it remains to be uncovered as to exactly why the ruling was overturned on Saturday. New England did prepare for Branch to miss time as they added defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, claiming him off the waiver wire from the Broncos. Branch, 31, has started all 11 of the Patriots' games this season, recording 39 tackles and one sack. (more...)
The christening of Kristaps: Porzingis embracing New York City
- December 03, 2016

We had trouble stopping him, but I'm happy we got the win". Porsche or Ferrari? Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis? Karl-Anthony Towns sets a new career-high in points with 47 against the New York Knicks. After dropping 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting in the first quarter alone and finishing 17-of-20 from the free throw line, Towns took off like never before. (more...)
Under-fire Pardew admits Palace are in crisis Under-fire Pardew admits Palace are in crisis
- December 03, 2016

According to The Mirror , Mancini has "declared an interest" in the top job at Palace as pressure intensifies on Pardew following the Eagles' sixth successive league defeat. "We hope we can have players in a good (condition) for this period, and keeping the possibility to change and to rotate the team and to keep the performance". (more...)
Karl Anthony-Towns vs. Knicks: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction Karl Anthony-Towns vs. Knicks: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction
- December 03, 2016

The Knicks will try to make it two in a row as they head back home to play as host against the Minnesota Timberwolves. But that pressure can also be crushing, and the team that many observers pegged for a breakout season after adding coach Tom Thibodeau last summer appears to be playing with a weight on its shoulders that has been too heavy to carry as the season nears the quarter pole. (more...)
Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1 Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1
- December 03, 2016

Sometimes, that's the sort of stingy performance it takes to beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price. But his latest performance - a 31-save effort against Montreal in which he slightly outplayed the former Hart Trophy victor at the other end in a 2-1 Sharks win - capped off a remarkable stretch for Jones, who is perhaps the team's MVP as they sit in first place in the Pacific Division in the first week of December. (more...)
Ralph Hasenhuttl Comments on Reports He Will Replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
- December 03, 2016

Reports earlier this week said that Arsenal had made contact with the 49-year-old Austrian, who has led promoted Leipzig to the top of the Bundesliga in his first season in charge, having previously guided Ingolstadt to their first top-flight campaign. (more...)
Blake Griffin sits out Clippers' game in Brooklyn to rest Blake Griffin sits out Clippers' game in Brooklyn to rest
- December 02, 2016

Kilpatrick wound up logging a career-high 47 minutes in the contest, making it imperative that he get rested and ready for the Bucks on Thursday. At that point, I'm not sure why anyone would have continued listening to Belichick, whose ability to mislead is clearly trumped only by his ability to lie. (more...)
Pirates shopping star outfielder McCutchen Pirates shopping star outfielder McCutchen
- December 02, 2016

The Pirates have discussed moving McCutchen to a corner outfield position, and it's possible the Nationals would do the same with him. McCutchen, the face of the Pirates organization, is under control through the 2018 season, earning $14 million in 2017 before a $14.75 million club option (or $1 million buyout) kicks in for 2018. (more...)
Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves
- December 02, 2016

The cost of pitching is going to be inflated this winter, but Fister isn't going to break the bank on a short deal after struggling for two straight seasons. Though Rob Whalen and Max Povse are relatively young, they could receive invites to Spring Training with an outside shot at making the starting rotation. (more...)
Brewers sign former Jay Eric Thames to contract Brewers sign former Jay Eric Thames to contract
- December 02, 2016

Thames will replace Carter, who signed for $2.5 million last winter and went on to finish tied for the National League lead last season with 41 home runs. "We like bringing good players into the organization, and we certainly think Eric adds to our group of very solid major league players". He also commended the newest Brewer on being willing to re-establish himself overseas and pave the way for another chance in the big leagues. (more...)
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson runs sprints at practice, is 'ahead of schedule' Vikings RB Adrian Peterson runs sprints at practice, is 'ahead of schedule'
- December 02, 2016

Tuesday was not the first day Peterson had resumed running, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the words Vikings fans longed to hear ever since their star running back had knee surgery. (more...)
Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation
- December 02, 2016

Of course, barring a trade, the duo will have to wait until at least the end of next season when Cousins's contract with the Kings is up. In a freaky scene at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, the scheduled 7:05 p.m. After the game, Sixers' CEO Scott O'Neil apologized for the inconvenience and said that he is confident in the staff at the Wells Fargo Center. After about an hour-long delay, the team announced the game would be postponed after National Basketball Association ... (more...)
Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth
- December 02, 2016

Nov 25, 2016; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen looks on against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. 2, they are nearly certainly a lock to make the playoff at this point. "I'm going to have to be a lot better if we want to win", he said. BIG TIME QBS: Both teams rely heavily on their quarterbacks. (more...)
Virat Kohli puts on his dancing shoes at Yuvraj Singh's Virat Kohli puts on his dancing shoes at Yuvraj Singh's
- December 01, 2016

While the ceremony is yet to take place, here are pictures of the bride and groom in their wedding attire. Well BollywoodLifers don't forget to share your opinions below and have a look at the adorable selfie of Yuvi and Hazel from their mehendi service. (more...)
Michigan offers support for rival Ohio State after attack
- November 30, 2016

Louisville holds the head-to-head tiebreaker-and it was an absolute blowout-but also lost two games to close the season while Florida State has won four in a row, including a win over Florida . 17. MI head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, yells at the field judge during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State , Saturday, Nov. (more...)
Nico Rosberg finally world F1 champion status Nico Rosberg finally world F1 champion status
- November 30, 2016

After Lewis Hamilton split opinion at the final race of the season by backing title rival Nico Rosberg into slower cars, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has revealed he would have done the same if a championship was on the line. However, Rosberg held his nerve to claim the second spot on the podium and secure the title, five points in front of Hamilton. Hamilton hit back with a run of six wins of seven, and was 19 points ahead after the German Grand Prix. (more...)
Cowboys' Prescott Goes for 11th Straight Win Against Vikings Cowboys' Prescott Goes for 11th Straight Win Against Vikings
- November 30, 2016

Elliott had a big run on the first drive of the game and looked like he was going to have a field day against the Washington defense. The weakness of the Cowboys is offset by arguably the best offense in football. Only four teams have fewer takeaways than Dallas' 10. In 2014, the Cowboys clinched the NFC East and a playoff spot in a Week 16 victory over the Colts. (more...)
Half The Chiefs Had No Idea They Won Half The Chiefs Had No Idea They Won
- November 30, 2016

Happy he played well, but disappointed that the rest of the team couldn't get him a win. "I just kind of hit the ground", he said . A loss dropped the Broncos to third place behind the first-place Raiders (9-2) and Kansas City in the AFC West. (more...)
Messi back at the double after illness to sicken Celtic Messi back at the double after illness to sicken Celtic
- November 29, 2016

Guardiola worked with Messi for four seasons at Barcelona , winning three La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and two Champions Leagues. Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers had impressed upon his players not to give their illustrious opponents too much respect as they had done in Barcelona and they were certainly not humiliated in the same manner as they were in September. (more...)