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Barcelona ace Messi: Argentina needs Higuain Barcelona ace Messi: Argentina needs Higuain
- December 07, 2017

The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking their place in Russian Federation with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in which Messi grabbed a hat-trick. "I never went over the previous finals". Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October. (more...)
Simmonds has goal and assist, Flyers beat Oilers 4-2 Simmonds has goal and assist, Flyers beat Oilers 4-2
- December 07, 2017

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers (11-15-2), who have lost two of three. Instead, it was a costly turnover to the most risky player on the Oilers that turned the tables. Brossoit made 29 saves while Elliott made 23 stops. Weise said it is nice to be back in the win column. I thought he could have jumped in on the rush and try to get something going but it was a good change by him. (more...)
Jets' McCown still going strong, joining the likes of Thorpe Jets' McCown still going strong, joining the likes of Thorpe
- December 07, 2017

The veteran has made it impossible to employ what was perceived as the initial plan - to eventually get Petty and Hackenberg some reps once the season had tanked. He's already set career bests for touchdowns (18), passing yards (2,880) and is on pace to have his best completion percentage ever (67.8). "I watch them work every day and they work really hard on the practice field and in the film room, so I do believe that wholeheartedly that when their next opportunity comes, they're going to ... (more...)
J&K police identify killers of off-duty Army jawan Irfan Dar J&K police identify killers of off-duty Army jawan Irfan Dar
- December 07, 2017

A newly-recruited militant has been arrested in the case. He was involved in the conspiracy that resulted in the execution of this murder. "During interrogation, Muzamil admitted to his role and identified the four militants involved", he said. (more...)
Mourinho to swap Mata for Joao Mario Mourinho to swap Mata for Joao Mario
- December 07, 2017

On the Old Trafford side, the target would be Joao Mario , who, following his expensive £36m move from Sporting CP in 2016, hasn't exactly impressed in Serie A. The midfield, in the absence of ace man Paul Pogba, cost Manchester United few points in the League with a few hopeless displays as a result of which they are eights points behind the league leaders. (more...)
No. 2 Kansas handed first defeat of season by Washington No. 2 Kansas handed first defeat of season by Washington
- December 07, 2017

Percentages: FG.452, FT.500. Three-point goals: 5-20, .250 (Newman 2-4, Mykhailiuk 2-8, Graham 1-5, Garrett 0-1, Vick 0-2). The Huskies, who have won five in a row since losing to Virginia Tech on November 17, will have a chance to add another quality line item to their resume Sunday when they host a 12th-ranked Gonzaga team that's looking to avoid consecutive losses following a 16-point defeat at the hands of Villanova on Tuesday. (more...)
Teen ski racer dies in hospital after Lake Louise crash Teen ski racer dies in hospital after Lake Louise crash
- December 07, 2017

Officials from Skiclub Partenkirchen in Germany confirmed Max Burkhart was a member of their club and was badly injured during the competition. Burkhart crashed into the netting and was flown to a Calgary area hospital by STARS air ambulance after being tended to by ski patrol, doctors and paramedics. (more...)
Francis Ngannou Says Brock Lesnar Is His Dream Fight Francis Ngannou Says Brock Lesnar Is His Dream Fight
- December 07, 2017

While the UFC has a champion in Miocic and a contender in Ngannou, many believed the fight was far from set in stone due to Miocic's recent contract negotiations. While it isn't official yet, here's hoping the UFC deliver Miocic vs. Ngannou in 2018. All 26 of his strikes were considered significant, according to FightMetric. (more...)
Ingram and Peat miss practice with Falcons matchup looming Ingram and Peat miss practice with Falcons matchup looming
- December 07, 2017

But the injury is nevertheless there; the disclosure undoubtedly means that he has received treatment on the toe in the aftermath of Sunday's win over the Panthers. Klein (groin) were also limited. Ingram and Kamara have combined for 200 or more yards from scrimmage for five straight games. Kamara has been one of the biggest surprises this season, becoming just the third rookie at his position to record at least 600 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in a single season. (more...)
Watson leads Huskers to 78-68 upset over No. 14 Minnesota Watson leads Huskers to 78-68 upset over No. 14 Minnesota
- December 07, 2017

James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 15 points, but he was the only Husker with more than 10 points in the contest. Halftime - Nebraska 39-31. Nebraska held Minnesota to shoot just 33.3 percent from the field, owned a 25-19 edge on the glass, and shot 11-of-13 from the free-throw line to lead for 13:29 of the first 20 minutes. (more...)
Oakland Athletics' stadium deal hits major snag Oakland Athletics' stadium deal hits major snag
- December 07, 2017

Longtime Oakland A's fan Randy Eoff had just finished a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Oakland Coliseum Complex when we caught up to him. Local businesses were also opposed to being potentially replaced by the A's ballpark. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred supported the A's as he has in pursuing a new ballpark to remain in Oakland. The board's decision came as a surprise to the team, however, so a backup plan may not even exist. (more...)
'Embarrassed' Elway won't make in-season Broncos coaching change 'Embarrassed' Elway won't make in-season Broncos coaching change
- December 07, 2017

In a radio appearance on Orange & Blue 760, Elway acknowledged it has been a tough year for the Broncos and said he is "embarrassed" about their performance this season. "And trying to win football games, we don't want guys just showing up to work and just checking boxes". "We want to push forward, keep working, keep studying, keep pushing details. (more...)
I Don't Think I'll Return to Middleweight — Georges St-Pierre I Don't Think I'll Return to Middleweight — Georges St-Pierre
- December 07, 2017

St-Pierre captured the gold via third-round submission. " I don't think so ", he said. St-Pierre suggested that the illness might be linked to how he prepared to move up in weight. Many wondered if St-Pierre would take on interim champion Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout. But St-Pierre has yet to commit to departing the division as of right now and is still mulling over his future. (more...)
Bengals place first-round pick John Ross (shoulder) on IR Bengals place first-round pick John Ross (shoulder) on IR
- December 07, 2017

Indications are it's not the shoulder that was surgically-repaired after last season and prevented Ross from getting on the field until the second week of training camp. He spent the first eight games on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-player roster November 11. Tupuo went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft but was signed by Cincy later on. (more...)
Ronda Rousey, former UFC star, 'finalizing' a deal with WWE Ronda Rousey, former UFC star, 'finalizing' a deal with WWE
- December 07, 2017

Following her loss to current champion Amanda Nunes , Rousey has shied away from the sport of mixed martial arts and seems to be focused on other endeavors. Rogers adds that Rousey has been working out at the WWE's High Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. It's also worth pondering if Rousey's departure from the UFC is perhaps part of the reason they haven't been able to get the offers they were looking for. (more...)
No. 5 Florida goes cold in home loss to Loyola No. 5 Florida goes cold in home loss to Loyola
- December 07, 2017

Up next: It is not going to get any easier for Florida on Saturday when it hits the road to take on No. 17 Cincinnati at 6 p.m. ET in a game that will air live nationally on ESPN2. UF scored 21 points off 15 turnovers but only forced four in the second half ... Florida didn't have a single player score in double figures, as the offense failed to generate any sustained momentum against Loyola's defense. (more...)
Chiefs are four-point favorites at home vs. Raiders Chiefs are four-point favorites at home vs. Raiders
- December 07, 2017

While this game is important to the Raiders, it is more crucial to the Chiefs, who can not afford to lose with the Los Angeles Chargers also tied for the division lead and playing a weaker opponent at home this week. With four games remaining this season, the Raiders have everything to play for. Offensively, the Raiders are averaging 20.8 points and 334.5 total yards (241.2 in passing and 93.3 in rushing) per game. (more...)
Mariners, Angels reportedly acquire more bonus money aimed for Ohtani Mariners, Angels reportedly acquire more bonus money aimed for Ohtani
- December 07, 2017

In separate deals, the Mariners sent catcher David Banuelos to the Twins and the Angels sent outfielder Jacob Pearson to complete the transactions. He was a fifth-round pick out of Long Beach State. MLB Pipeline ranked him as the 10th-best prospect in Mariners system. The Mariners and Angels were among the seven teams to meet with Ohtani in Los Angeles this week. (more...)
Leipzig drops out after late Talisca winner Leipzig drops out after late Talisca winner
- December 07, 2017

Dominik Kaiser has become RB Leipzig's record appearance holder after completing a remarkable journey from regional amateur football to the UEFA Champions League . Referee Viktor Kassai ruled the goal out for offside after consulting him, however. After the restart, Leipzig remained on the front foot but still neither Timo Werner nor Kevin Kampl were able to overcome Besiktas keeper Tolga Zengin , who defused all incoming threats. (more...)
Así quedaron los 8 grupos tras jornada final — Champions League Así quedaron los 8 grupos tras jornada final — Champions League
- December 07, 2017

Por un lado, no podrán enfrentarse equipos de un mismo país en esta ronda, aunque sí podrán hacerlo a partir de la ronda de cuartos de final. El París Saint Germain de Francia, el Bayern Múnich de Alemania, el Basilea de Suiza, el Oporto de Portugal, el Besiktas de Turquía y el Shakhtar Donetsk de Ucrania. (more...)
Jack Wilshere ice-skating before Arsenal match was not ideal, says Arsène Wenger Jack Wilshere ice-skating before Arsenal match was not ideal, says Arsène Wenger
- December 07, 2017

The picture featured Wilshere on the ice in London with his wife, Andriani, and his two children, Archie and Delilah. But it was the caption he added that got people talking, the England worldwide poking fun at his own injury record by writing: "Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured". (more...)
RugbyL: Australia's NRL launches women's league RugbyL: Australia's NRL launches women's league
- December 07, 2017

The NRL Women's premiership will feature up to six teams, who'll be aligned with current NRL clubs. None of the teams to compete have been announced yet, with Greenberg saying NRL sides will go through a bidding process to be part of the competition. (more...)
Serena Williams returns to the tennis court Serena Williams returns to the tennis court
- December 07, 2017

The tennis star welcomed baby Alexis in September. The Florida Highway Patrol on Saturday issued Williams a speeding ticket in the amount of $281. Thanks @bookingcom for helping us find the ideal honeymoon villa. While Serena is clearly loving her time as a mum, she's not letting it stand in the way of her incredible tennis career. (more...)
Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record
- December 07, 2017

Pot 1 (club coefficient ranking): Manchester United (14), Paris Saint-Germain (6), Roma (30), Barcelona (3), Liverpool (32), Manchester City (8), Besiktas (28), Tottenham Hotspur (21). Clubs from the Bundesliga and Serie A have provided the sternest competition. "For now it's time to focus on the Premier League, on the Carabao Cup and FA Cup that we will start in January, and when the Champions League is back in February we will see how we are". (more...)
Premier League Player of the Month: Hazard, Salah, others shortlisted [Full list] Premier League Player of the Month: Hazard, Salah, others shortlisted [Full list]
- December 07, 2017

He led his team to pick 10 points out of 12 after three victories over Stoke City , Southampton and West Ham , and a draw with Chelsea. The poll closes at 23:59 GMT on Monday, 11 December, with the victor to be announced on Friday, December 15. (more...)
Champions League last-16 draw seeds completed by Liverpool Champions League last-16 draw seeds completed by Liverpool
- December 07, 2017

Chelsea had 17 shots on goal against Atleti - with Alvaro Morata claiming seven of those - but they only managed a draw at Stamford Bridge, meaning Roma's 1-0 win against Qarabag saw the Italians secure top spot in Group C. Of the four Spanish sides to have entered the tournament at the start of the year just Atlético have been eliminated as Barcelona , Real Madrid and Sevilla march on. (more...)
Premier League Gameweek 15 - Five things we Learned Premier League Gameweek 15 - Five things we Learned
- December 07, 2017

It was the fourth straight decided by a late victor for City and Guardiola, whose side are eight points clear at the top, said: "You see how they run and how they fight, that's why we are so proud". You have to try to solve it [when teams pack the defense]. Most of their shots were from outside the box and we filled the box and made it hard for them to score. (more...)
In banning Russia, IOC does the right thing, for once In banning Russia, IOC does the right thing, for once
- December 07, 2017

Also Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said it has registered appeals by 22 Russian athletes against their disqualifications from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for doping. Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko , who was sports minister during the Sochi Games, has also been banned for life by the IOC. "I would still go because I know the Russian fans will be at the tournament and if you win the medal, they will sing the national anthem for you", he said. (more...)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick
- December 07, 2017

This could be a very unsafe game for Pittsburgh as it's on a short week after visiting another bitter division rival in Cincinnati on Monday night in a really physical game. Five of those wins came by six points or less, three on field goals on the final play of the game. They had taken a 27-24 lead with just 1:18 left. Le'Veon Bell had 144 yards rushing and two scores on a whopping 35 carries. (more...)
Knee injury expected to sideline Spurs' Anderson two to three weeks Knee injury expected to sideline Spurs' Anderson two to three weeks
- December 07, 2017

It's been good. Just still, just gotta go through a few more processes of doing that. On Monday, before the Detroit Pistons game, Leonard made some of his first public comments about his quad injury, noting he felt good but still had a step or two before officially playing a regular-season game. (more...)

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