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Raheem Sterling: Man charged over alleged racist attack on Manchester City star Raheem Sterling: Man charged over alleged racist attack on Manchester City star
- December 20, 2017

CCTV footage shown in court showed Anderson - who has a history of convictions related to hooliganism - driving his van alongside Sterling's auto as the player entered the training ground. In sentencing him, magistrate Diana Webb-Hobson called it an "entirely unprovoked attack" and described Anderson's previous record as "appalling". You stopped your vehicle and you got out. (more...)
Michigan State Basketball: 5 takeaways from blowout win over Houston Baptist Michigan State Basketball: 5 takeaways from blowout win over Houston Baptist
- December 20, 2017

Lagerald Vick added 15 points and Malik Newman had 14 for the Jayhawks (9-2), who enjoyed a breather after a tough string of games. The Golden Grizzlies made the Spartans look extremely beatable but Michigan State wasn't going to let Houston Baptist hang around for 35-plus minutes. (more...)
Third period collapse dooms Isles in 6-3 loss to Red Wings Third period collapse dooms Isles in 6-3 loss to Red Wings
- December 20, 2017

Goalie Petr Mrazek made 34 saves in the win. Once again, the Red Wings would find an equalizer as Anthony Mantha tied things up before the second intermission. With Michal Neuvirth (lower body injury) skating but not yet cleared for game action, look for Brian Elliott (12-7-6, 2.66 GAA, .913 SP) to make his ninth straight start. (more...)
Former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky announces retirement after 19-year long career Former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky announces retirement after 19-year long career
- December 20, 2017

After making his professional debut for Sparta in 1998, Rosicky cemented his place in the first team the following season, helping the club win the 1999/2000 Czech First League. Rosicky made 12 appearances and scored a goal for the club since his return to Sparta Prague in 2016. He earned 105 global caps, scoring 23 goals for the Czech Republic. (more...)
Olivier Giroud Could Leave Arsenal Next Month, Says His Agent Olivier Giroud Could Leave Arsenal Next Month, Says His Agent
- December 20, 2017

Arsenal eked out a 1-0 victory over West Ham this evening at the Emirates to book their place in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup . Giroud will undergo scans on Thursday to assess the extent of his injury. Although Giroud was unlikely to start against Liverpool on Friday night, the French worldwide striker has become a regular late-game threat in recent seasons for the Gunners. (more...)
It's an awesome experience to win Ashes: Smith It's an awesome experience to win Ashes: Smith
- December 20, 2017

England seamer Craig Overton admits injury could deny him the chance to play in the Boxing Day Ashes Test against Australia at Melbourne. Australia thrashed the tourists by an innings and 41 runs before tea to reclaim the urn with two matches to spare. (more...)
Messi ganó el premio al mejor jugador de la liga española Messi ganó el premio al mejor jugador de la liga española
- December 20, 2017

El astro argentino ganó por quinta vez, el premio "Alfredo Di Stéfano" que otorga el diario deportivo madrileño Marca . Y reafirmó: "Estar en una nueva final del Mundo sería un sueño". " Y después me encantaría volver a jugar la final de un Mundial y poder ganarlo, sería muy bonito ". "Es un premio para el vestuario, el objetivo es poder conseguir los mayores títulos posibles, si luego vienen estos títulos bienvenidos, pero no es mi objetivo", reconoció Leo. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott reportedly only left Mexico once during suspension Ezekiel Elliott reportedly only left Mexico once during suspension
- December 20, 2017

You see something new in the National Football League every weekend. Still, this game was far from over, in part because Cowboys cornerback couldn't come down with what should have been an easy interception on third-and-10 from the Oakland 30. (more...)
Pep Guardiola to be offered new £20m deal Pep Guardiola to be offered new £20m deal
- December 20, 2017

The visitors were outclassed but did have a couple of opportunities through Harry Kane , while Christian Eriksen scored an injury-time consolation. Manchester City want manager Pep Guardiola to build a "dynasty" at the Etihad Stadium but are prepared to wait until the summer to open contract talks with the Spaniard. (more...)
Dez: Elliott 'licking his chops' in return to Cowboys Dez: Elliott 'licking his chops' in return to Cowboys
- December 20, 2017

Nearly every week I see great efforts by all kinds of pass-catchers around the league negated due to one of the most ridiculous "processess" in professional sports. Oakland's playoff odds are estimated at less than 1 percent, according to fivethirtyeight.com. "We'll just have to monitor [Smith], but certainly not an ACL, which is a relief". (more...)
Arsenal ready to spend £42m on 22-year-old Alexis Sanchez replacement Arsenal ready to spend £42m on 22-year-old Alexis Sanchez replacement
- December 20, 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been adamant in his stance that neither Sanchez nor Mesut Ozil, also out of contract at Emirates Stadium in June, will leave in January. "I don't know, believe me, I don't know what we're going to do". 'But let's see how things are and decide. He is said to favour a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City , and has apparently already turned down one mega-bucks deal. (more...)
Everton boss Allardyce explains why Swansea are struggling Everton boss Allardyce explains why Swansea are struggling
- December 20, 2017

The festive period of football madness is nearly upon us and ahead of a hectic two weeks of football, Everton took on Swansea on Monday night, where they served up one hell of an appetiser thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson. "We've got a number of players out injured that will come back and that will make us so much better as a squad", he said to Sky Sports . "First of all, [we've] got to concentrate on what is a massive game coming up on Saturday against Crystal Palace". (more...)
Messi promises more goals after fourth La Liga Pichichi Messi promises more goals after fourth La Liga Pichichi
- December 20, 2017

The Argentine previously won the award in 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2012-13. The star of Barcelona got that extraordinary scoring tally in just 34 games, to win the prestigious distinction for the fourth time in his career. "I had the chance to meet Di Stefano and he was always very friendly with me", added Messi. "As I said in the (European) Golden Shoe ceremony award, I would like to dedicate (these trophies) to the locker room", Messi said. (more...)
Real Madrid in 'advanced negotiations' for Hazard
- December 20, 2017

Zidane is a huge fan of the Belgian and would be delighted to bring him to Spain as Real Madrid look to keep pace at the top of La Liga . United are prepared to spend £90m on Hazard, which would eclipse the fee they paid last summer for Paul Pogba and would set a new British record. (more...)
Bradley Beal scores 26 as Wizards beat Pelicans 116-106 Bradley Beal scores 26 as Wizards beat Pelicans 116-106
- December 20, 2017

Tomas Satoransky , the first guard off the bench again, had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. But he was just getting started. In two wins last week against Memphis and the Los Angeles Clippers , the Wizards surrendered sizable second-half leads before holding on. (more...)
New Zealand wins toss, bowls in 1st ODI vs. West Indies New Zealand wins toss, bowls in 1st ODI vs. West Indies
- December 20, 2017

Bracewell was convicted of his third drink-driving offense in May and sentenced to community service. In his defence, Bracewell said he chose to drive home from a party to comfort his partner who had phoned to say their parrot had died. Worker reached his half century from 59 balls and went on to his highest score in his five ODI appearances while Munro fell one run short of his fifth half century. (more...)
Atletico Madrid reports Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association for illegal Antoine Griezmann approach Atletico Madrid reports Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association for illegal Antoine Griezmann approach
- December 20, 2017

Barcelona made a concerted effort to sign Coutinho during last summer's transfer window and have more recently been linked with a move for Griezmann, who was told last week by Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone that he can leave the club should the right offer arise. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo Dominates as Bucks Beat LeBron James, Cavaliers Giannis Antetokounmpo Dominates as Bucks Beat LeBron James, Cavaliers
- December 20, 2017

LeBron James was named the East's player of the week for the second time in three weeks. Cleveland covered as a 5-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 243 points, which was 21.5 points above the projected point total of 221.5 points. (more...)
Kemp again with Dodgers, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal Kemp again with Dodgers, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal
- December 20, 2017

All of the contracts taken on by the Braves will expire after the 2018 season. Over the course of 1,541 career regular-season games and a total of 5,726 at-bats, Kemp is now batting.285 with 259 home runs, 920 RBIs and a.338 on-base percentage to his credit. (more...)
Young's 22 assists lead Oklahoma to win vs. Northwestern State Young's 22 assists lead Oklahoma to win vs. Northwestern State
- December 20, 2017

The Sooners dusted Northwestern State 105-68, but that wasn't the main story of the evening - Young was. Young's 22 assists tied the major college record set by Tony Fairley of Charleston Southern vs. Oklahoma sophomore forward Kristian Doolittle made his first appearance of the season just past the midway point of the first half after serving an academic suspension from the school in the first semester. (more...)
UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Wins 1000th Career Game UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Wins 1000th Career Game
- December 20, 2017

University of CT women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma picked up his 1,000th victory on Tuesday night when the Huskies beat Oklahoma, 88-64. He is the fastest Division I coach, in men's or women's hoops, to reach 1,000 wins; the milestone came in his 32nd season at UConn . (more...)
Kings G De'Aaron Fox exits 76ers game with injury Kings G De'Aaron Fox exits 76ers game with injury
- December 20, 2017

The 76ers have a rookie point guard of their own; Simmons was handed a fourth triple-double this season when the National Basketball Association judged an assist to be his, not J.J. His performance is reminiscent of the recent shooting struggles he has experienced after a solid start to the year. The Kings drafted Fox with the No. (more...)
Jarryd Hayne accused of rape Jarryd Hayne accused of rape
- December 20, 2017

The civil suit was filed in the United States overnight, The Mercury News reports . The civil suit says the woman was scared to tell police, claiming she was anxious she would be discredited or blamed for making allegations against a professional athlete. (more...)
T25-Alabama-Moses Injured T25-Alabama-Moses Injured
- December 20, 2017

Multiple outlets reported earlier Tuesday that Moses' foot is broken with BamaInsider.com reporting that Moses' injury will require surgery. "He will be out indefinitely", Saban's statement read. Terrell Lewis (elbow), a top backup at outside linebacker, was also injured in that game. Lewis and Miller were hurt in the opener and didn't return until the regular season finale against Auburn . (more...)
Warriors confirm whether he will play vs Cavs on Christmas Day Warriors confirm whether he will play vs Cavs on Christmas Day
- December 20, 2017

However, the Warriors are doing just fine without him, going 5-0 during this stretch. Christmas Day will see the first match of the season between the two best sides in the National Basketball Association a year ago. It's not a lump of coal, but the marquee matchup of the NBA's Christmas Day slate of game has lost some of its luster. Golden State plays in Cleveland Jan. (more...)
Ox has unbelievable potential - Klopp Ox has unbelievable potential - Klopp
- December 20, 2017

I am completely happy having these boys around, Adam Lallana came on and made a difference immediately, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain creates pressure. "I've been doing better and it has been coming, but there's definitely more to come from me". (more...)
'Proud' Steve Smith hails Cricket Australia selectors after regaining Ashes 'Proud' Steve Smith hails Cricket Australia selectors after regaining Ashes
- December 20, 2017

With Josh Hazlewood in top form after grabbing five wickets to rout England for 218 in their second innings at the WACA, Australia are unlikely to be overly concerned about Starc's possible absence. First innings centurion Dawid Malan raised his fourth test half-century but after being worked over by Hazlewood, a gloved catch behind for 54 when trying to pull the bowler. (more...)
Panthers' Thomas Davis gets two-game suspension reduced to one game Panthers' Thomas Davis gets two-game suspension reduced to one game
- December 20, 2017

Appeals officer James Thrash heard Davis' appeal. Adams' tweets led to an apologetic response from Davis and a different one from Redskins linebacker Zach Brown . My first instinct was turn and make a block. "I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!" "Your actions yesterday warrant an escalation of discipline, not only because they were flagrant, but also because of your status as a repeat offender". (more...)
Playoff positioning safe….for now; Leafs vs. Hurricanes Playoff positioning safe….for now; Leafs vs. Hurricanes
- December 20, 2017

James van Riemsdyk - named the 100th best player in Maple Leafs history a year ago - fittingly scored the 20,000th goal in franchise history, part of a four-goal first period. "Just felt like I was skating, whole line in general", said Marner. The contest is the final home game for the Blue and White in 2017 and the first weekday afternoon game since October 13, 2008, in acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League franchise. (more...)
Real Madrid Bonus Payments Hit Staggering New High After Trophy Laden Year Real Madrid Bonus Payments Hit Staggering New High After Trophy Laden Year
- December 20, 2017

After one of the most successful calendar years in Real's history, Zidane's record earners will be looking to end the year on a high in the most eagerly anticipated club fixture in world football. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal through a free-kick in the 53rd minute. According to Marca , players received bonuses equivalent to €2m each after claiming both La Liga and Champions League titles for the first time since the 1957/58 season. (more...)

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