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Jackson, Watson among Heisman finalists
- December 09, 2016

The official Louisville football recruiting account shared its fan vote submission on Twitter , only to quickly take the Tweet down after realizing that a vote for Peppers, not Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, had been submitted. Jackson finished eighth among all FBS players in rushing yards, and tied for fourth in rushing touchdowns. "It will mean a lot", Jackson said about the possibility of winning. (more...)
Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West
- December 09, 2016

Hill didn't seem bothered by the cold, scorching the Raiders for a 36-yard TD reception before bringing a punt back 78 yards for another score. TJ Carrie intercepted a pass deep in Chiefs territory, and the Raiders left with a field goal. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: I've never had a team with such creativity before Jose Mourinho: I've never had a team with such creativity before
- December 09, 2016

The Football Association today announced that Mourinho admitted a charge of improper conduct for his behaviour during United's 1-1 draw against West Ham in the league on Sunday. After the goal , we had 10 minutes where we felt it dip and the players could not hide that. It should be seen whether Mourinho will serve another ban on the sidelines and should that happen, it will be a massive blow for United, who are struggling in the Premier League. (more...)
Jose Mourinho hit with fine and touchline ban for waterbottle antics
- December 09, 2016

The Portuguese was inside the stadium but was only seen before and after the game when, after previously bemoaning his side's luck, he expressed his satisfaction with the outcome. I want this handsome team to win more matches and, for that, they need to score goals like they did today. Rooney talked himself into the book following a clash with Edmilson Fernandes shortly after the beginning of the second half, which was his fifth of the season. (more...)
Man Utd, Chelsea on alert as Arsenal mull over Ozil sale Man Utd, Chelsea on alert as Arsenal mull over Ozil sale
- December 09, 2016

The decisive duo will both be out of contract in 2018 as things stand, prompting fears they could leave the club. "Beyond that, we will try to extend their contract but I can not make a subject of that in every press conference". That means as well we are in a position where we can plan our future and do what we want to do. The history of Arsenal is bigger than that'. Arsene Wenger has vowed they will not be sold prior to the end of their contracts, but was unable to give fans any ... (more...)
September games played big role in football columnist
- December 09, 2016

Deshaun Watson almost led the Tigers past the Tide in last year's title game and although 'Bama's defense is strong, they have yet to face a quarterback as multi-dimensional as Watson. That leaves Ohio State and Washington . An expansion of the Playoff field to eight teams has seemed inevitable from the day the four-team system was announced. (more...)
Five left-backs that should be on Klopp's Liverpool Xmas list
- December 09, 2016

He's a fantastic player, fantastic finisher and I'm sure when he's fit he'll make himself available. "Bilic was openly critical of his players last week, not only in their performance but on the training ground as well". He added: "It is important to have that kind of support and they are among the best supporters in England". Jurgen Klopp , who replaced Rodgers in October 2015, has his side now sitting third in the Premier League, having spent large parts of November at the top of the ... (more...)
Confederations Cup draw: Mexico to play hosts Russia, European champions Portugal Confederations Cup draw: Mexico to play hosts Russia, European champions Portugal
- December 08, 2016

With the possible exception of Mexico - which will play off in group A with hosts Russia, Portugal and New Zealand - it's the toughest possible draw for Postecoglou's men. We know that we are the smallest team there and no one is going to expect anything from us. The draw took place in Kazan , Russia at 2am (AEDT). (more...)
Liverpool: Club Legend Highlights Reds Flaws in Title Bid
- December 08, 2016

And even though Bournemouth pulled one back at the start of the second half through a Callum Wilson penalty, a neat finish from Emre Can saw the Reds reestablish the two-goal cushion. Centre-back Cook scored the goal to pull Bournemouth level at 3-3 with just 12 minutes remaining, and essentially provided the assist for the late, late victor, too. (more...)
Florida State to face MI in Orange Bowl
- December 08, 2016

FSU is a big-time program and it's time the Wolverines prove they are too. "It's a football game". Added Fisher: "There's not a greater opportunity to take ... Everything is first-class. Hard Rock Stadium is a fantastic place to play. Michigan , meanwhile, will have a slew of seniors playing in their final game. (more...)
Infantino proposes 16 groups of 3 teams in 48-team World Cup
- December 08, 2016

Federation Internationale de Football Association has to make a decision on the number of teams and format for that event in the next few months so they can put the tournament out to bid for potential hosts. The quality would improve and not decrease in any way". More teams equates to more countries reaching global football's most lucrative and high-profile competition, meaning FIFA delegates could be the easiest people of all to convince. (more...)
Big Ten Issues Jim Harbaugh Public Reprimand, Fines Michigan For Outburst Big Ten Issues Jim Harbaugh Public Reprimand, Fines Michigan For Outburst
- December 07, 2016

MI at Ohio State was a game of epic proportions. It certainly wasn't pretty, but the Buckeyes somehow found a way to win on Saturday , outlasting the third ranked Wolverines 30-27 in double overtime. Plus, the Buckeyes beat No. 14 Oklahoma back on September 17. The No. 2 Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) lost control of their destiny when they stumbled at Penn State on October 22. (more...)
Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets Colts remain hopeful Luck will play in matchup against Jets
- December 07, 2016

Of course those things might become irrelevant for the Colts if they lose to the Jets . Both returned to the practice field this week. Indianapolis was held scoreless in the second half while the Steelers added their fourth touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter en route to a 28-7 victory. (more...)
Aguero double leads Man City to win at Burnley
- December 07, 2016

Allowing them to win a free kick from the incident gives them an opportunity to put City's already shaky back four under pressure, while jockeying and holding up play doesn't. Manchester City edged past Burnley to keep pace with those above them at the top of the table. Pep Guardiola's team were coming off a 1-1 draw midweek in the UEFA Champions League while Burnley were coming off a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of West Brom on Monday. (more...)
Juan Martin del Potro Leads Argentina with Davis Cup Winners and Losers Juan Martin del Potro Leads Argentina with Davis Cup Winners and Losers
- December 07, 2016

Argentina have won the Davis Cup for the first time after Juan Martín del Potro, playing with a broken finger in his left hand, inspired a stirring comeback against the hosts, Croatia, in the final. He finally spoke about how much Del Potro can be important in this final. It was then down to Delbonis to complete a famous comeback and he duly obliged by beating Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4 6-2. (more...)
Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106
- December 07, 2016

Thomas could somehow replace Wall in the Wizard rotation and though some say that he is a downgrade, he is matching Wall's production averaging 26.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. Smart (13 points) and Jae Crowder (12) gave the C's five players in double figures. Rockets: Made 12 3-pointers to extend their National Basketball Association record of consecutive games with at least 10 3-pointers to 20. (more...)
Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox
- December 07, 2016

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale is hitting the Major League Baseball news nowadays. On Tuesday, the Red Sox acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade with the White Sox. It also makes the Red Sox the team to beat in the American League and ratchets up already astronomical expectations for an organization that is clearly going for it now. (more...)
Anthony Joshua dismisses Tyson Fury's ridicule of heavyweight division Anthony Joshua dismisses Tyson Fury's ridicule of heavyweight division
- December 07, 2016

That appeared that but Molina got the bug to go back into the ring and, spurred on by his promoter - the one and only Don King - he did just that. "If I can breathe, if I can stand, I'm going to fight to knock him out", says Molina. The pair collaborated for Joshua's ring walk ahead of his seventh-round KO of Dillian Whyte past year, while Stormzy also soundtracked the round two knockout of Charles Martin which saw "AJ" win the vacant IBF belt in April. (more...)
Napoli beat Benfica in Champions League, both go through Napoli beat Benfica in Champions League, both go through
- December 07, 2016

The game turned on a controversial incident in the 29th minute when Besiktas defender Andreas Beck was sent off after being judged to have fouled Derlis Gonzalez and Dynamo converted the penalty go 2-0 ahead. 0 - Ludogorets have won none of their five Champions League away games (D1 L4), scoring only two goals and conceding 17. Rostov will look to avoid defeat at PSV Eindhoven and see their adventures carry on albeit in the Europa League. (more...)
Not title shot, but resurgent Penn State headed to Rose Bowl
- December 07, 2016

The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten championship and beat Ohio State earlier in the season. 3, 2016, in Indianapolis . Three will send their champions into the playoff _ Alabama of the SEC, Clemson of the ACC and Washington of the Pac 12. No. (more...)
Jones, Cheika ready to replace barbs for beers Jones, Cheika ready to replace barbs for beers
- December 07, 2016

Sir Clive Woodward says his 2003 World Cup-winning England side are better than Eddie Jones' class of 2016. "The 2003 side were a much better side than we are at the moment", Jones said. With Australia arriving in London still reeling from their close loss to Ireland last week in Dublin, England can expect a different beast to the one that they whitewashed during their summer tour. (more...)
Playoff Projection portends huge impact of MI
- December 06, 2016

The College Football Playoff selection committee kept No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Ohio State , No. 3 MI and No. 4 Clemson in the same spots as last week in its fourth CFP ranking of the season , but Louisville sank from No. Unbeaten Alabama meets Auburn on Saturday, but the Crimson Tide has already clinched a spot in the SEC title game. Michigan, 4. Clemson , 5. That would put Penn State, not Ohio State , in the Big Ten championship game against either Wisconsin or No. (more...)
James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform
- December 06, 2016

Point guard Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. That entrance was followed by a close but eventual defeat at the hands of Wade's Bulls, with LeBron offering 27 points, 13 assists and five rebounds but also eight turnovers in what turned into the Cavs' third straight defeat, by a 111-105 score. (more...)
REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions! REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions!
- December 06, 2016

The players hung Hicks's jersey in their locker-room at BMO Field. But those guys in that locker room and our city, we never stopped believing, ” Burris said. Ottawa has achieved balance over the second half of the season: running back Mossis Madu has averaged 15 carries since becoming the starter midway through the season to pace an effective ground game. (more...)
Clemson vs. Ohio State, College Football Playoff semifinal Clemson vs. Ohio State, College Football Playoff semifinal
- December 06, 2016

A team gets rewarded with a shot of winning the national championship, despite not winning - or, in some cases, playing in - its conference championship game. But that 39-point loss at MI really hurt Penn State, which also lost to Pitt. "We played in some tight ballgames. For the team itself, having that loudness factor, that support factor, it's critical for them, too", Money said. (more...)
Closer Mark Melancon to Sign with Giants Closer Mark Melancon to Sign with Giants
- December 06, 2016

Melancon also added a 1.82 ERA and 0.809 WHIP and finished an MLB-best 67 games thanks to a three-pitch arsenal comprised of a fastball, wicked cutter and curveball. The pitch tracking website notes that Melancon's cutter generates many more ground balls compared to other Major League Baseball cutters. In addition to the three veteran relievers off the books, they picked up $15 million with Jake Peavy's free agency and will be out from under Matt Cain's contract after next season (around $28 ... (more...)
Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder
- December 05, 2016

Penn State (11-2, No. 7 CFP) won its first conference title in eight years. Neither team has been back to their conferences' traditional top postseason destination since, but both programs recovered from slow starts this fall to become two of the nation's top teams. (more...)
Virat Kohli praises 'future star' Haseeb Hameed
- December 05, 2016

India captain Virat Kohli said the Test went largely to plan for his side. Jos Buttler (18) joined Joe Root and the former would show intent but certainly not sound judgement as he hit a four and a six before slogging down midwicket's throat to give Jayant Yadav his second wicket of the innings. (more...)
Manchester City eye Euro 2016 champion as Toure's long-term replacement Manchester City eye Euro 2016 champion as Toure's long-term replacement
- December 05, 2016

The former Barcelona man was a key part of the title-winning team for several years until new manager Pep Guardiola kept him out of his first-team plans after a bust up with agent Dimitri Seluk. Manchester City have declined to comment. The newspaper claims that the Ivorian will now appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on December 13 on the charge of operating a vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit. (more...)
Man United concedes late penalty, draws 1-1 at Everton
- December 05, 2016

They were gifted an interval lead by the Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and went close to extending their advantage when Ander Herrera struck a post from close range in the second half. Questioned about Marcos Rojo's two-footed first-half challenge on Gueye, he also replied: "I didn't see it". "We gave the game away because we didn't play football any more". (more...)