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Bayern Munich announce first January signing Bayern Munich announce first January signing
- December 21, 2017

Wagner started his professional career at Bayern in the 2007/8 season. "I can basically confirm we're on the home stretch with Sandro Wagner", he told ARD ahead of Bayern's 2-1 DFB-Pokal win over Borussia Dortmund. "We're convinced that Sandro will enhance our squad with his class and his experience". From there, he joined Duisberg, Werder Bremen , Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin and Darmstadt, before arriving at Hoffenheim in 2016. (more...)
Vinod Rai is a BJP agent, says MM Hassan Vinod Rai is a BJP agent, says MM Hassan
- December 21, 2017

Rai was the CAG when a report tabled in Parliament in November 2010 talked of a presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer in the allocation of the 2G spectrum during the then UPA regime. Critics in the government, according to the Livemint report, and especially in the telecom ministry, challenged the notion of a presumptive loss in an audit report, as well as the accuracy of the amount and the methods of calculation. (more...)
Mesut Ozil playing for a move Mesut Ozil playing for a move
- December 21, 2017

Ozil and Sanchez have been two of Arsenal's key players over the last few seasons yet both are entering the final six months of their contracts and will be free to negotiate with European clubs from January. Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to finally join Manchester City on a free transfer next summer in a deal worth £400,000 per week. "You've got to still put it in". (more...)
Chelsea suffer blow in their pursuit of Thomas Lemar Chelsea suffer blow in their pursuit of Thomas Lemar
- December 21, 2017

But it could also be a busy month at Anfield. The Blues are 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City and three behind second place Manchester United , but are in the Carabao Cup semi-finals and the Champions League last 16. (more...)
Birmingham to be confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host Birmingham to be confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host
- December 21, 2017

Liverpool had previously been in the running for Britain's candidate city, but the Birmingham bid was backed ahead of Liverpool's by the United Kingdom government. England is also set to host the most matches of any country at football's European Championship in 2020, which is being played in 12 cities across the continent. (more...)
Venus Williams, 2nd driver cleared in fatal crash, police say Venus Williams, 2nd driver cleared in fatal crash, police say
- December 21, 2017

Barson's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams. The Palm Beach Gardens police report said an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off Williams as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, setting off a chain of events that ended with a sedan driven by Linda Barson, 68, slamming into the passenger side of Williams' SUV. (more...)
NFL Media's top news exec resigns amid complaints, Twitter scandal NFL Media's top news exec resigns amid complaints, Twitter scandal
- December 21, 2017

The outlet last week published screenshots of several Twitter messages before Eaton scrubbed his account clean of the conversations and eventually deleted it entirely. Other individuals named in the amended complaint, according to Bloomberg, include: former network executive Eric Weinberger, who now heads up Bill Simmons' media group; and NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb . (more...)
Five-star safety Jaiden Woodbey flips from Ohio State to Florida State Five-star safety Jaiden Woodbey flips from Ohio State to Florida State
- December 21, 2017

John Bosco safety Jaiden Woodbey . Woodbey is the No. 2 safety and No. 27 overall player in the 247Sports composite ratings . The Seminoles had yet to land a 5-star recruit for their 2018 class prior to Woodbey's announcement, and his arrival should bolster a secondary that's looking like it could be among the nation's most formidable a few years down the line. (more...)
Blake Bortles Responds to Jadeveon Clowney Calling Him 'Trash' Blake Bortles Responds to Jadeveon Clowney Calling Him 'Trash'
- December 21, 2017

When asked about his thoughts on Clowney's statements, in typical Bortles form, he answered with the flawless comeback. So far this month, Bortles has a completion rate of 71 percent, a QB rating of 128.1 and seven touchdowns to go alongside those figures. (more...)
Mario Balotelli: 'I would go back to Manchester City for free' Mario Balotelli: 'I would go back to Manchester City for free'
- December 21, 2017

Mario Balotelli would like to return to Manchester City one day, admitting that he would even consider playing for free as he "loves" the club. "I have no pressure, I work well but I have been working well since my time at Liverpool but goals always make the difference", he told La Gazzetta dello Sport . (more...)
Burnley's Tarkowski handed 3-match ban for violent conduct Burnley's Tarkowski handed 3-match ban for violent conduct
- December 21, 2017

The FA charged the Manchester-born defender with violent conduct earlier this week, before decided on a three-game suspension. The ban, which was confirmed by an FA statement, means Burnley will be without one of the league's best defenders so far this season for the visit of Tottenham on Saturday, and the trips to Manchester United on Boxing Day and Huddersfield on December 30. (more...)
Kenedy lined up for Newcastle loan move Kenedy lined up for Newcastle loan move
- December 21, 2017

The 21-year-old was eyed by the Magpies in the summer, but an agreement was never reached due to the Blues' inability to find a replacement. It feels like a lifetime ago, and so much has changed for Benitez's squad since that victory. James' Park should be completed in early January. The next couple of months will be critical with regards to the future of Newcastle with growing speculation of a possible takeover by a consortium led by businesswoman Amanda Staveley as well as the quest ... (more...)
Terriers star offers to buy 2600 fans a beer Terriers star offers to buy 2600 fans a beer
- December 21, 2017

Your support has been wonderful so this round is on me!" "Zanka Claus is coming to Town!" He said every Terriers supporter who wants to take advantage of the offer on Saturday should pick up a token on their way into St Mary's. Huddersfield have been given an allocation of 2,596 tickets for the match against Southampton. Huddersfield usually charge £3.20 for a pint of lager at their home ground and, if every fan takes up Jorgensen's offer on 26th December, he will have to fork over £8,300. (more...)
Andy Murray: Double Wimbledon champion to delay departure to Australia Andy Murray: Double Wimbledon champion to delay departure to Australia
- December 21, 2017

The report added that "inquiries by Brisbane organisers have led them to believe that Murray will fly out from London after Christmas". Andy Murray has altered his pre-season plans as fears grow over his recovery from a hip injury as he prepares for the Australian Open . (more...)
Jack Wilshere Speaks About His Future At Arsenal Jack Wilshere Speaks About His Future At Arsenal
- December 21, 2017

The 25-year-old injury-plagued midfielder is back in Arsenal's Premier League side after impressing in the Europa League. When asked if his recent outings deserved to leave him in contention for a spot at the World Cup, he responded: "I think so". (more...)
Muhammad Wilkerson is out of Jets jail, but still in purgatory Muhammad Wilkerson is out of Jets jail, but still in purgatory
- December 21, 2017

It was the fourth time in the past three seasons that Wilkerson was disciplined for tardiness. Coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Wilkerson's immediate future, saying, "It's an internal thing". That said, he still has respect for Bowles after his latest punishment, a ruling that came down after Wilkerson notified team personnel he would be late last week due to an issue with one of his children. (more...)
Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/20/17 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/20/17
- December 21, 2017

The Toronto Raptors will try to follow up another dominant homestand when they begin a two-game road trip at the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. This ranks second in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
2018 last chance for Kimi to find best form — Ferrari 2018 last chance for Kimi to find best form — Ferrari
- December 21, 2017

Age is also no longer on his side as he is 38 and Marchionne says it is now or never for the veteran to hit top form. "But we need to find it". Despite finishing second in the Drivers' Championship, recording five victories and securing his highest points tally in his third season driving for the legendary Italian outfit, Vettel's season was seen in some quarters as something of a disappointment. (more...)
Jets players want Todd Bowles back in 2018 Jets players want Todd Bowles back in 2018
- December 21, 2017

Bush, who rushed for 2,090 yards and caught 249 passes for 2,142 yards in his Saints career, served as the forefather for the role Alvin Kamara is now playing in the New Orleans offense. The Jets make too many mental errors and they've let too many games slip away in the final minutes, but it's hard to argue that the talent on hand adds up to something more than what the Jets record says they are this season. (more...)
Dodgers hit with $36.2M tax, Yanks with $15.7M
- December 21, 2017

Eek. It is their fourth straight year paying luxury tax. The Dodgers owe $36.2 million, raising the team's five-year total to nearly $150 million. Another good reason for avoiding the tax: Penalties are expanding next year to also involve draft picks and worldwide bonus money, per baseball's latest collective bargaining agreement. (more...)
Former Packers Coach Mike Sherman hired by Montreal Alouettes Former Packers Coach Mike Sherman hired by Montreal Alouettes
- December 21, 2017

The 63-year-old has been working at a much lower level recently, spending 2015-16 as a high school coach in his native MA before resigning in the spring. He was sacked after going 4-12 in 2005. Then, he returned to the college game. Sherman coached the Aggies from 2008 and 2011 and went 25-25 in A&M's final years in the Big 12. (more...)
Giants interview former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman Giants interview former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman
- December 21, 2017

He was sacked after four seasons as the Carolina general manager on July 17. Gettleman is the Giants' second interview since they began the process of replacing Jerry Reese , who was sacked as general manager in early December along with former coach Ben McAdoo . (more...)
Howard, Jackson, Sweezy in boots as 10 Bucs take injuries
- December 21, 2017

Howard and four other players have been placed on injured reserve and will miss the final two games of the season for the Buccaneers . It's evident that the Bucs have endured one too many losing seasons which has caused them to tumble in their all-time win percentage. (more...)
Nashville awarded an MLS expansion club Nashville awarded an MLS expansion club
- December 21, 2017

Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and John R. Ingram, head of the group now bringing an MLS team to Nashville. A decision on the second area is expected within a few weeks. The Predators began play in 1998 as an National Hockey League expansion franchise and lost to Pittsburgh in this year's Stanley Cup Final. Music City was one of 12 cities that were in the running when the process began a year ago. (more...)
Truck crashes into Blazers' Evan Turner's backyard pool
- December 21, 2017

A spokesperson for the Portland Trail Blazers confirmed the home belongs to Evan Turner. The truck went around a hairpin turn, crashed through a guardrail, and careened down a hill and into Turner's pool. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, was rescued from the crash. Back in October, the veteran guard/forward pulled his auto over to helped a woman that was left stranded on the highway following a nasty collision. (more...)
Colts vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction Colts vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction
- December 21, 2017

If successful, they will be one step closer to locking down a spot in the postseason. Baltimore (8-6) is now holding on to 1 of the 2 AFC Wild Card spots. "You never take for granted to play in this league, and to try and play at a high level". The Ravens are now 7-1 when they force multiple turnovers. Baltimore could get some much-needed help in the passing game with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin possibly available to play this week despite dealing with a knee injury that was previously ... (more...)
4 years for ex-Chicago journalist for bomb threats to Jewish groups 4 years for ex-Chicago journalist for bomb threats to Jewish groups
- December 21, 2017

During a nine-month campaign of harassment, she said, Thompson posted revenge porn, filed a phony lawsuit claiming she had given a sexually transmitted disease to an ex-boyfriend, trashed her on social media sites and harassed her friends, family and employer with false claims that she was a racist, an alcoholic, a gunrunner, a drug seller and a loose woman. (more...)
Jimmy Garoppolo Displays Some Impressive Leadership Skills While Mic'd Up Jimmy Garoppolo Displays Some Impressive Leadership Skills While Mic'd Up
- December 21, 2017

The QB was mic'd up for the 49ers' 25-23 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, with the win being made possible after Garoppolo led San Fran on a game-winning final drive. "I'm not surprised by his production", Marrone said. Schematically, we have not played well against those types of defenses. "And it's going to be a challenge for us". (more...)
Paolo Guerrero eligible for 2018 World Cup after suspension reduced Paolo Guerrero eligible for 2018 World Cup after suspension reduced
- December 21, 2017

The suspension period officially started on November 3, as that's when FIFA's Disciplinary Committee provisionally suspended Guerrero, so a one-year ban would have kept Guerrero, 33, from playing in the World Cup. A spokesman for Fifa said: "The Fifa Appeal Committee made a decision to partially uphold the appeal lodged by the Peruvian global player Paolo Guerrero". (more...)
NFL Draft Order: Browns Could Have Multiple Top Five Picks NFL Draft Order: Browns Could Have Multiple Top Five Picks
- December 21, 2017

The San Francisco 49ers have quickly gone from competing for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to trying to hold onto a top-five selection this April. Previous year the Browns beat the San Diego Chargers (5-9) in Cleveland. Meanwhile, the Bears and Buccaneers' strength of schedule -.559 and.563, respectively - still keeps them behind the 49ers' own.513. (more...)

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