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Axe Minnesota: Can Gophers break though vs. No. 5 Wisconsin?
- November 28, 2016

While it's true most of the blame falls on the broad shoulders of the fifth-year quarterback, it's also clear offensive coordinator Jay Johnson and his staff did not counter halftime adjustments made in Minnesota's four losses. UW may need to win in order to clinch the Big Ten West division and secure a trip to Indianapolis next week for the conference's title game . As of about 24 hours before kickoff the best line we could find on Wisconsin was the -14 offered at Westgate, while ... (more...)
Pep Guardiola hopes Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona Pep Guardiola hopes Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona
- November 28, 2016

Both Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with moves for the 29-year-old, whose current contract with Barcelona expires in 2018. Talk of Barcelona being overly dependant on their all-time record scorer is nothing new, although it has been less frequent in recent seasons as fellow forwards Luis Suarez and Neymar have also flourished. (more...)
No. 6 Washington tops No. 23 Washington State 45-17
- November 27, 2016

Washington's loss at home to Southern California and Washington State's setback at Colorado diminished some of the significance. "We didn't have too many negative plays", UW coach Chris Petersen said, "which this team is really good about blowing up the run game and creating negative plays". (more...)
Mike Williams: Mike Williams strong against SC Mike Williams: Mike Williams strong against SC
- November 27, 2016

In total, quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a season-high six passing touchdowns in the rout, as South Carolina's stout defense could do nothing to stop the Tigers' aerial attack. "We are going to get our get-back". Watson connected with Williams again later in the quarter for a 19-yard touchdown, marking the 100th career touchdown accounted for by Watson. (more...)
Openly gay boxer seeks world title Openly gay boxer seeks world title
- November 27, 2016

Prior to the fight Cruz spoke about the importance of taking centre stage in the ring as an openly gay boxer. He is facing Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz. "He respects my life and my choices", Cruz told Boxing Scene about Flanagan. This year he'll also be able to look out at his husband, Jose, who will reportedly be watching him from the stands, and he hopes that his openness about his sexuality will help to make an impact no matter the outcome of Saturday's fight. (more...)
Sri Lanka sees off Zimbabwe to win ODI triangular series Sri Lanka sees off Zimbabwe to win ODI triangular series
- November 27, 2016

Zimbabwe will be hoping to win their first Tri-series final while Sri Lanka will be looking to cap off their tour with a win. Zimbabwe sneaked into the tri-series final after West Indies fell agonisingly short in their rain-affected one-day global (ODI) on Friday, losing by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Friday. (more...)
I'm no cheat, says South African captain Faf du Plessis
- November 26, 2016

I was shining the cricket ball. Our mouths are always full of sugar, I think it's such a grey area in the laws of cricket. The South Africans are furious their leader has been reported after footage emerged last week of du Plessis applying saliva to the ball with a lolly in his mouth. (more...)
England captain Wayne Rooney apologises to the FA for 'inappropriate' pictures England captain Wayne Rooney apologises to the FA for 'inappropriate' pictures
- November 26, 2016

The apology comes as the Football Association review their policy around England players' free time after the controversy surrounding Rooney . Photos emerged in a report from The Sun which allegedly showed Rooney drunk three days before the global friendly against Spain on Tuesday. (more...)
Browns brutalized in 24-9 loss to Steelers
- November 26, 2016

He did not cite specifics, except one in which officials called a personal foul on Lawrence Timmons, ruling he illegally hit Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler , knocking him from the game with a concussion. In each game, a play or two stands out that not only epitomizes that loss, but also the season of struggle. Nor should this have been a game to throw it 41 times and hand off to the running backs on 10 lonely occasions. (more...)
Police extend English soccer sex abuse inquiries Police extend English soccer sex abuse inquiries
- November 26, 2016

Northumbria Police said it was investigating an allegation by an unnamed former Newcastle United player that he was abused in the club's youth system. I had other sports to pursue. Mr Unsworth and Mr Dunsford said they did not turn professional because, in part, of their experiences. - Reuters pic LONDON , Nov 25 ― Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leapt to the defence of club mate Wayne Rooney , saying the Manchester United captain is a "perfect" player who does not get enough respect in ... (more...)
Steelers face Colts without Andrew Luck Steelers face Colts without Andrew Luck
- November 25, 2016

At 5-5 the Colts are still in the thick of play-off contention. We are in line for a shootout on Thanksgiving night, as two teams that feature no defense will square off in the third and final of three National Football League games on the day. (more...)
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany Out for Weeks Says Pep Guardiola
- November 25, 2016

As he walked into the dressing room, he was given a standing ovation by his teammates. These joyous moments have been a long time coming for Toure. The main reason for that was Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, who Guardiola clearly dislikes because of Seluk's open criticism toward him. (more...)
Rookies lead Cowboys to 10th straight, 31-26 over Redskins Rookies lead Cowboys to 10th straight, 31-26 over Redskins
- November 25, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys outlasted Washington 31-26 Thursday at AT&T Stadium as they swept their archrival for the season and improved to 10-1 while taking a commanding lead of the NFC East. "He made some big runs late that were critical. It really broke their back". It would easy to go full conspiracy theory and claim the Cowboys set this up on goal in order to get an advantage during certain portions of the game. (more...)
Injured Bale likely to miss Real Madrid-Barcelona match
- November 24, 2016

Victory in the Portuguese capital assured Madrid's place in the last 16 for a record 20th consecutive season, but Real need to beat Borussia Dortmund at home in two weeks to be assured of top spot in Group F. But the ultimate prize went to Portugal who won their first global trophy following a game which was also the scene of "the greatest sadness" of three-time world player of the year Ronaldo's career. (more...)
Colts QB out vs. Steelers, for fantasy owners Colts QB out vs. Steelers, for fantasy owners
- November 24, 2016

Tolzien hasn't started a game since 2013 when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers and replaced quarterback Aaron Rodgers for two games. Four days after honoring the Colts' 2006 Super Bowl team, they will have another halftime celebration when former coach Tony Dungy and former receiver Marvin Harrison receive their Hall of Fame rings. (more...)
Shannen Doherty Cast in TV Land's Heathers Reboot Shannen Doherty Cast in TV Land's Heathers Reboot
- November 24, 2016

In contrast, Doherty's character is at this time unknown and unnamed, with TV Land calling it "pivotal" but not much more. Shannen Doherty confirmed that she'll appear in TV Land's upcoming " Heathers " reboot on Tuesday. Production on TV Land's Heathers is now underway in Los Angeles. The new series will star Grace Victoria Fox, Melanie Field , Brendan Scannell , and Jasmine Matthews. (more...)
Montreal Impact hold off Toronto FC comeback Montreal Impact hold off Toronto FC comeback
- November 24, 2016

It sets up what undoubtedly will be the biggest match ever played at BMO Field, in front of the biggest crowed ever to witness a soccer game at the newly renovated stadium. And it would go a long way toward increasing soccer's growing popularity in Canada if either Montreal or Toronto went on to win MLS Cup. The team is led by Giovinco, who has 21 total goals this season, including four in the postseason. (more...)
Black Caps coach says Ross Taylor's 'deteriorated' vision led to batting slump
- November 23, 2016

Tim Southee (3/53), Neil Wagner (3/34) and Trent Boult (3/37) removed Kahn, Asad Shafiq and Rahat Ali respectively before the Black Caps opener Tom Latham fell for 9. "It's a great feeling", Wagner said. De Grandhomme, a 30-year-old Zimbabwe-born allrounder who had only one five-wicket bag in 84 first class matches before Friday, set the tone of the second day as he returned the best-ever figures by a New Zealander on test debut. (more...)
McCrory starts paperwork to ask for recount McCrory starts paperwork to ask for recount
- November 23, 2016

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, and a slew of Democratic state lawmakers held press conferences across the state this week to ask McCrory to concede the election. You've filed protests all across the state, trying to whip up hysteria about fraud and spread suspicion about the accuracy of the elections results . (more...)
Why Tottenham should be terrified about set pieces against Monaco on Tuesday Why Tottenham should be terrified about set pieces against Monaco on Tuesday
- November 22, 2016

Or "home." They've lost their two home matches in the group so far, but construction at White Hart Lane forced them to play those contests at Wembley. "We're ambitious and we have no option but to win". "I am happy at the club and want to be here for a long, long time". "We always want to win every game we play and it's not about more or less risks, it's about being clever, we follow our plan and try to win after 90 minutes". (more...)
Big Ten places three teams in AP Top 5
- November 22, 2016

There will be, yes. Hi everybody. History was made yesterday in College Football. That's how these rivalry clashes tend to go anymore. After 112 games between the two teams, including the last 99 years in a row and 77 Big Ten championships between them, no reminders of the importance of this game are necessary for Ohio State or MI. (more...)
Darren Lehmann promises changes after Australia's series defeat to South Africa
- November 22, 2016

We are not willing to tough it out and get through tough periods. "We both played each other in one-day matches in October, came through here, had various forms of long-form or other preparatory matches - they played a match in Adelaide under lights as Shield cricket was played under lights". (more...)
Rangers rally past Penguins for 5-2 victory Rangers rally past Penguins for 5-2 victory
- November 22, 2016

The Penguins became the latest opponent to be torched by the Rangers , who have scored at least five goals in 10 of their 20 games this season. Kevin Hayes , Michael Grabner and Rick Nash each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers dealt the Pens their fourth loss in six games, 5-2. (more...)
Sweden's Henrik Stenson tops European Tour's money list
- November 21, 2016

Tyrrell Hatton looked set to win his second tournament in the space of seven weeks after holing a bunker shot for par on the 17th to preserve a one-shot lead at Jumeirah Golf Estates. "So I can´t get too downbeat". And to make matters even better, the 34-year-old's older brother Edoardo finished joint second in the European Tour's qualifying school on Thursday to regain his card for next season. (more...)
Clemson enters SC week back in a groove after routing Wake Clemson enters SC week back in a groove after routing Wake
- November 21, 2016

They started the second quarter with a touchdown just over 2 minutes in after Deshaun Watson scampered for a 2-yard run to give the Tigers a 28-0 lead. The final score was 43-42. Wake Forest fell to 6-5 with the loss. Wake then went back to the run game and pushed the Tiger defense around sufficiently to get a touchdown. (more...)
OR uses two ridiculous last-minute plays to upset Utah OR uses two ridiculous last-minute plays to upset Utah
- November 21, 2016

Oregon's struggles away from home came to a halting stop on Saturday against No. 12 Utah, as the Ducks rallied for a 30-28 win in the final seconds on a sun-drenched day at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Flipping to the defensive side of the ball, OR is just as impressed with the Utes. "A chance to win the South, that's the next step for our program", Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. (more...)
Hundreds Of O'Hare Airport Workers Vote To Strike Hundreds Of O'Hare Airport Workers Vote To Strike
- November 21, 2016

The non-union workers said they are fighting for $15 per hour wages and better working conditions. The local union president says the plan isn't to shut down the airport, but quote "there will be disruption". "There are 2,000 workers in those positions at O'Hare, she said". The strike would not affect more critical airport operations, like security screeners or air traffic controllers, who are also unionized federal employees. (more...)
Henrik Stenson secures his second Race to Dubai title
- November 20, 2016

Stenson previously won the Race to Dubai in 2013, a year that also saw the Swede triumph in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup. Olympic silver medallist Stenson's exploits ensured he ends Rory McIlroy's two-year reign and the Northern Irishman was at close hand to congratulate his successor, as the pair were in the same group. (more...)
Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball's MVP awards Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball's MVP awards
- November 19, 2016

Bryant is the 10th player in Cubs history to win MVP and the first since Sammy Sosa in 1998. It's been almost 20 years since the Chicago Cubs have had a player win the National League MVP award, but that streak could come to an end on Thursday night if third baseman Kris Bryant brings home the trophy. (more...)
Beagle scores in 3rd, Capitals beat Red Wings 1-0 Beagle scores in 3rd, Capitals beat Red Wings 1-0
- November 19, 2016

A little adversity and we've had some good tests this year, and that was just another one. The 'Hawks slipped to 11-4-and-2 with the setback. Justin Abdelkader on the Red Wings 1-0 loss Friday in Washington . "There's no question we should have scored on one of those power play looks". When we needed a big save, we got that from Holts. "We've just got to get the joy back in our game a little bit", Trotz said. (more...)