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Traveling to Miami, expected to play Monday Traveling to Miami, expected to play Monday
- December 11, 2017

Following Monday night's clash, the Patriots travel to Pittsburgh for next Sunday's matchup with the AFC North-leading Steelers that could determine which team claims the top playoff seed in the conference. They've made the playoffs only once since 2008. They are 29th in the league in passing yards allowed, though part of that is a product of having a lead so often, and have a middle-of-the-pack pass rush. (more...)
Golf To Scrap Viewer Call-Ins On Rules Infringements Golf To Scrap Viewer Call-Ins On Rules Infringements
- December 11, 2017

In addition, the USGA and R&A have approved the adoption of a local rule , also starting January 1, that eliminates the additional 2-stroke penalty for failing to include a penalty on the scorecard when the player was unaware of the infraction. (more...)
Verizon strikes extensive live-streaming deal with NFL Verizon strikes extensive live-streaming deal with NFL
- December 11, 2017

The partnership begins in January of 2018, so the upcoming postseason games and Super Bowl LII will all be available to stream through Verizon . "Starting with the upcoming playoffs and for seasons to come, live National Football League action directly on your mobile device - regardless of carrier - will give millions of fans additional ways to follow their favorite sport", National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said. (more...)
Arsenal and Celtic find out their last 32 opponents Arsenal and Celtic find out their last 32 opponents
- December 11, 2017

The seeded teams: Milan , Arsenal , Atalanta , Athletic Bilbao , Atlético Madrid, Braga , CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Lazio , Leipzig , Lokomotiv Moskva, Plzen, Salzburg , Sporting, Villarreal and Zenit. They managed to finish third in a group which contained Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain. Zenit qualified for the knockout stages by finishing top of their Europa League group, finishing ahead of Real Sociedad, Rosenborg and Vardar. (more...)
Confirmed: No hard border in Ireland after Brexit Confirmed: No hard border in Ireland after Brexit
- December 11, 2017

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams last expressed his concern about the agreement which he said left many "unanswered questions" about the border region and those living in the north. The Labour party has ruled out remaining in the EU single market and customs union if it wins power. The Brexit Secretary said he doesn't have to do very much other than remain calm. (more...)
Afghanistan cricket team to play maiden Test vs India Afghanistan cricket team to play maiden Test vs India
- December 11, 2017

Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has confirmed that Afghanistan will play their first ever Test against India in India. Afghanistan's rise has been an impressive one, they were given the ODI status in 2011. The Future Tours Programme (FTP) was agreed in principle by the members at the BCCI Special General Meeting here today. (more...)
Commentators shocked after boxer suffers gruesome ear injury Commentators shocked after boxer suffers gruesome ear injury
- December 11, 2017

But his hopes were shattered in the ninth round after an accidental clash of heads inflicted a stomach-churning injury on his ear. Doctors "lost count" of the number of stitches that were needed to fix Stephen Smith's left ear after a horrific injury ended the Liverpudlian's bout with Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas in the early hours of yesterday. (more...)
Highland Reel Goes Out a victor in Hong Kong Vase Highland Reel Goes Out a victor in Hong Kong Vase
- December 11, 2017

The Vase, occasionally a stepchild in the four-race group 1 program of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, this year was a jewel with credible contenders from France, Japan, and England joining the top two from the Breeders' Cup. Maxime Guyon added: "Talismanic ran a very good race". "He's the sort of horse, once he gets into a fight, if he's there in a fight long enough he's probably going to prevail". (more...)
Investec has warned exposure to Poundland owner Steinhoff could hit profits Investec has warned exposure to Poundland owner Steinhoff could hit profits
- December 11, 2017

Last week Stenihoff announced that chief executive Markus Jooste will resign with immediate effect, adding that information has come to light which "relates to accounting irregularities requiring further investigation". Kolb also raised the possibility that as chairman, Wiese's role could now come under scrutiny too. The group has been under investigation for suspected accounting irregularities by the state prosecutor in Oldenburg in Germany since 2015. (more...)
Manchester United vs City Manchester United vs City
- December 11, 2017

The game kicked off in light snowfall and, until being caught cold by Rashford's equalizer, City overran United at times, just like in last season's 2-1 win at Old Trafford. "City coach Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola's assistants, received a cut to the head which left him bleeding". Mourinho wasn't happy after the game! In fairness to City boss Pep Guardiola at least, he reportedly refused to join in with his players' wild celebrations, despite apparent attempts to persuade him to. (more...)
Van Rooyen chases as rain intervenes at Joburg Open Van Rooyen chases as rain intervenes at Joburg Open
- December 11, 2017

Sharma had added two more birdies though the seven holes he had completed to his overnight score of 20-under-par, but South African challenger Erik van Rooyen had made four to move to 18-under through eight holes and be within four shots of the lead. (more...)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Not For Sale Declares Agent Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Not For Sale Declares Agent
- December 11, 2017

However, it remains to be seen whether the situation would change should the figures mentioned prove accurate. Manchester City and Juventus are also interested but it is said that the Red Devils are in pole position to land the Serb. Just because a team scouts a player doesn't mean they're going to move for him in the next transfer window, and it would be far more logical if Manchester United, were they to actually want to sign the Serbian midfielder, waited until the summer. (more...)
Concussions may force Texans' CJ Fiedorowicz to retire Concussions may force Texans' CJ Fiedorowicz to retire
- December 11, 2017

Multiple concussions during the 2017 season could cause Houston Texans tight end C.J. The 26-year-old has to pass a team physical in order to continue his career, but has a lengthy history of brain injuries (including four in the last two calendar years). (more...)
Stricker, O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout Stricker, O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout
- December 11, 2017

Stricker's 10-foot putt for birdie at No. 9, the team's third-straight birdie, tied Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry for the lead at 22-under-par. Lexi Thompson, the only LPGA player in the field this year, and teammate Tony Finau fired a six-under 66 to put themselves in contention three shots off the lead. (more...)
Oladipo scores career-high 47, Pacers top Nuggets in OT
- December 11, 2017

The Pacers outscored the Nuggets 12-2 in overtime and went on what amounted to a 20-0 run spanning the fourth quarter and extra period with Denver's only bucket of overtime coming on a Kenneth Faried layup with 13 seconds on the clock. His previous career high was a 22 point effort that he posted back in April of 2016. The Pacers scored the last eight points of the fourth quarter, then held Denver to only two points in OT. (more...)
Seattle Seahawks Spark Brawl In Game Against Jaguars Seattle Seahawks Spark Brawl In Game Against Jaguars
- December 11, 2017

The victory pushed the Jaguars (9-4) into sole possession of first place in the AFC South, with Tennessee losing at Arizona. He attempted to climb into the stands before being pulled back by team personnel and stadium security. Wilson's early mistakes left Seattle in a huge hole. Cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey came up with the interceptions of Wilson, who had eight picks coming into the game. (more...)
Duckett handed maximum fine and suspended from England Lions Duckett handed maximum fine and suspended from England Lions
- December 11, 2017

He will remain with the squad however and return to England as planned on December 17. As per the recent reports in ESPNcricinfo, Duckett was all set to play in the England XI side in the match at Perth. No coach whose job depends on on-field success will tolerate that for too long and those names may not appear in England squad lists too much in 2018. (more...)
Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
- December 11, 2017

Morris was selected on 14 of 16 ballots and Trammell was selected on 13 of 16 ballots. Ted Simmons, an eight-time All-Star catcher, just missed election to Cooperstown, getting 11 votes. Morris' career record is 254-186. Morris and Trammell will be joined in the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 by any electees who emerge from the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting, which will be announced on January 24. (more...)
Carson Wentz leaves Eagles game with injury vs. Los Angeles Rams Carson Wentz leaves Eagles game with injury vs. Los Angeles Rams
- December 11, 2017

After a lengthy wait, during which his team lost the lead due to a Todd Gurley touchdown run, the Eagles announced that he would not return, though they did not elaborate on the extent of the injury. The second-year quarterback tossed his 33rd touchdown pass of 2017 on a three-yard strike to Alshon Jeffery in the third quarter against the Rams, setting a franchise single-season record. (more...)
Suarez admits Villarreal red swung it for Barcelona Suarez admits Villarreal red swung it for Barcelona
- December 11, 2017

Messi secured the points for the visitors with seven minutes remaining when he skipped past two defenders to blast home from close range for Barcelona's second goal. Barcelona made sure of the points in the 83rd minute, however, with Messi converting from close range after Busquets had intercepted a poor Ruiz pass in a risky position. (more...)
Josh McCown leaves game following Shane Ray hit Josh McCown leaves game following Shane Ray hit
- December 11, 2017

It was truly a group effort, and we'll dive into some of the film this week. "We don't know what it is going to be, but it's going to be a change". McCown has also rushed for 117 yards and five touchdowns this season. The offense had just 100 total yards. This game look like it could be a blowout, the way both teams have played. The Broncos continued in the third quarter as they marched down the field in 13 plays into the red zone. (more...)
Texas A&M DT suspended after allegedly pointing gun at people Texas A&M DT suspended after allegedly pointing gun at people
- December 11, 2017

The defensive tackle has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession. Tampering with evidence is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. (more...)
Conte says Chelsea can not win the Premier League Conte says Chelsea can not win the Premier League
- December 11, 2017

In 16 games and to lose four, it means that a target must be another . " Manchester City are having a fantastic season and if you want to stay in the title race, you must give consistency and this is not the case with us". The Blues boss has now conceded that his title defence is in tatters and in fact, never really got off the ground following their opening day defeat to Burnley and subsequent defeats to Manchester City, and Crystal Palace . (more...)
Bears Snap Losing Streak With Big Win Over Bengals Bears Snap Losing Streak With Big Win Over Bengals
- December 11, 2017

McCarron. He also ran 4 yards for a score. He will have a great chance to do so against the depleted Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. Have yourself a 24th birthday, Eddie Jackson . Nugent's 27-yard field goal widened the margin to 12-7 with 1:46 left in the half. Chicago drove 51 yards in four plays in one minute and six seconds, going ahead 6-0 when Howard sprinted through a gaping hole for a 21-yard touchdown run. (more...)
Cubs Finalizing Deal With Brandon Morrow Cubs Finalizing Deal With Brandon Morrow
- December 11, 2017

The Cubs were in need of some bullpen help as they parted ties with Hector Rondon and the question surrounding whether closer Wade Davis would be back on the North Side. His fastball is still electric when an average of 97.7 miles per hour in 2017. He posted a 2.06 ERA with 50 strikeouts and nine walks in 45 games played during the regular season, holding the opposition to a batting average of.194. (more...)
Tom Savage spasms after hit, replaced by TJ Yates Tom Savage spasms after hit, replaced by TJ Yates
- December 10, 2017

After leaving the field, Savage went into the injury tent to be examined by team medical personnel. However, Yates would later enter the game as Savage went to the locker room to be further evaluated for a concussion. The 49ers will be without their starting right tackle Trent Brown when Jimmy Garoppolo makes his second start against the Houston Texans , the team announced. (more...)
Farm Group President Wants New Senator To Focus On Agriculture Farm Group President Wants New Senator To Focus On Agriculture
- December 10, 2017

Franken announced Thursday on the Senate floor that he would resign his seat in the coming weeks amid allegations of sexual misconduct. "It's all speculative, and I'll have an announcement in a couple of days". There have also been calls to fill the seat with a woman of color. "I would strongly encourage Rep. Ellison to run for the open seat during the special selection". (more...)
Jim Caldwell's contract extension reportedly only 1 year Jim Caldwell's contract extension reportedly only 1 year
- December 10, 2017

Quinn came from New England, and it would hardly be a shock if, should the Lions part ways with Caldwell after this season, they pursued Josh McDaniels as a potential head-coaching candidate. Some might point to that as a sign of security but that ignores the changes to the organization since Mrs. Ford took over as primary owner following the death of William Clay Ford. (more...)
Starting XI: Sevilla v Real Starting XI: Sevilla v Real
- December 10, 2017

Real Madrid went into this afternoon's La Liga clash against Sevilla level on points with the Andalusian outfit. Vallejo passed a late fitness test and Zidane will throw the youngster back into the breach after his mauling at the hands of Malaga's attack two weeks ago - which may have been the reason he was omitted from the Club World Cup squad - having resisted the temptation to call up Castilla prospect Manu Hernando , who featured against Fuenlabrada in the Copa del Rey. (more...)
Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings - Week 14 Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings - Week 14
- December 10, 2017

What happened last week when they faced a top offense? The Vikings, conversely, has a stud of their at the same spot in Kyle Rudolph-who's heating up just in time for the holiday season. Vikings are traditionally known for traveling by sea. Opposing wide receivers haven't had much success this season against the fifth-year Pro Bowler. (more...)

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