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Nikola Vucevic Hand Injury Diagnosed as Fracture; Expected to Undergo Surgery
- December 24, 2017

Vucevic is the team's third-leading scorer at 17.8 points per game and its leading rebounder at 9.6 rebounds per game. He was the subject of some trade rumors, as Orlando is 11-22 and could be looking to prioritize the future and shed Vucevic's contract. (more...)
Juventus 1-0 Roma
- December 24, 2017

Look at the games against Napoli [Juventus won 1-0] and Inter [0-0]". Roma's style of play is in line with Di Francesco's (and Zeman's) key principles of play: verticality. But we can not alter the identity this Roma side has had up until now". It was no more than Juve deserved as Sami Khedira and Mario Mandzukic missed early chances, while Gonzalo Higuain blasted a sitter over the bar shortly after the break. (more...)
Raiders WR Amari Cooper practices as expected, likely to play Week 16 Raiders WR Amari Cooper practices as expected, likely to play Week 16
- December 24, 2017

The result? The Raiders offense has been feeling a bit off-kilter. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio , the chance Del Rio returns as the Raiders' head coach in 2018 is now "a coin flip". "When that doesn't happen, the attention goes to ( Michael) Crabtree , the attention goes to Jared (Cook ) depending on the defensive personnel that they have". (more...)
Conte says he can count on Chelsea youngster Conte says he can count on Chelsea youngster
- December 24, 2017

Former Blues player Nathan Ake could return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since he made his move to the south coast club permanent, but how will Chelsea line up? Conte said: "A hard period is starting, especially for every club, for every coach. (more...)
How Patriots' Bill Belichick, Tom Brady reacted to questions about Alex Guerrero
- December 24, 2017

Brady also was asked if the rift has put a strain on his relationship with Belichick . Reporters had another chance today, and he was once again vague to the point of being nonsensical. Reporters would eventually near give up, then bluntly ask if the deal between the trainer, his coach, and him have altered his relationship with Belichick at all. (more...)
Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry Playing vs. Cavs on Christmas Would Be Irresponsible Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry Playing vs. Cavs on Christmas Would Be Irresponsible
- December 24, 2017

We can't let that affect our judgment. The defending champs sport a pristine 7-0 record while he has been recovering from a sprained right ankle, though only one of those wins came against a team that now sports a winning record (Detroit). A few days later, coach Steve Kerr seemed to indicate that Curry would not play on Christmas, saying he would be "shocked" if Curry suited up, and added that it would be "irresponsible" for him to play. (more...)
Dominant Manchester City make it 17 in a row Dominant Manchester City make it 17 in a row
- December 24, 2017

Chelsea are two points further back with 39 points, a total that in most seasons would have put them in the title mix for Christmas, but they were left frustrated at a misty Goodison Park after 25 goal attempts came to nothing. "Everton deserve credit, but we deserved to win". At the other end of the standings, Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed only a second victory in nine games. (more...)
Josh Rosen will sit out UCLA's bowl game Josh Rosen will sit out UCLA's bowl game
- December 24, 2017

He's had concussions this season that caused him to sit out UCLA's November 3 game against Utah and the second half of the regular-season finale against Cal. If he had elected to play in the Cactus Bowl, Rosen would have been pitted against a Kansas State defense that's ranked No. 128 out of 129 FBS programs in passing yards per game allowed with 310.3. (more...)
Wings lose to Bruins, fall further from playoff spot Wings lose to Bruins, fall further from playoff spot
- December 24, 2017

Bergeron than scored his 10th into an empty net with 13.8 seconds left. Boston - Merry Christmas for the Red Wings? The Boston Bruins are playing some of their best hockey of the season, and their No. Boston RW David Backes, who missed Friday's practice for the birth of a son, played and had two assists . Just last week, the Bruins had mounted a comeback in the third to defeat the Red Wings in overtime. (more...)
Barzal's hat trick leads Islanders past Jets Barzal's hat trick leads Islanders past Jets
- December 24, 2017

Rookie phenom Mathew Barzal fired his first career hat trick to spark the New York Islanders to a 5-2 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets in National Hockey League action at the Barclays Centre Saturday afternoon. Then Barzal beat Steve Mason from the left doorstep just 49 seconds later. ABOUT THE JETS (20-10-6): Forward Patrik Laine scored his team-leading 18th goal in Thursday's loss, as Winnipeg answered a third-period Boston tally 57 seconds later to earn a point. (more...)
Dick Enberg, 82, found dead at his Southern California home, family says Dick Enberg, 82, found dead at his Southern California home, family says
- December 24, 2017

The broadcaster for the San Diego Padres, he was also the unofficial voice of Wimbledon, covering 28 events at the All-England Tennis and Lawn Club. The Raiders have issued the following statement regarding the passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg . (more...)
David Wagner accuses Charlie Austin of trying to hurt Jonas Lossl David Wagner accuses Charlie Austin of trying to hurt Jonas Lossl
- December 23, 2017

After the challenge, Lossl seemed dazed and nearly gifted the Saints a second goal, but Austin's chip from 40 yards was comfortably saved as the keeper's misplaced pass did not come back to haunt him. The Englishman was then made to rue his missed opportunity as Laurent Depoitre headed in Tommy Smith's cross at the other end to equalise for the visitors. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott walks out of media session with Cowboys reporters Ezekiel Elliott walks out of media session with Cowboys reporters
- December 23, 2017

So what did Elliot do during his time off? The closest thing was his only answer of substance Wednesday, when Elliott responded to a question about what he learned by saying he didn't walk to talk about the episode and then thanking the Cowboys , his family and the fans. (more...)
Steelers release LB James Harrison, activate OT Marcus Gilbert Steelers release LB James Harrison, activate OT Marcus Gilbert
- December 23, 2017

From 2004-2012, Harrison was one of the most feared defenders in Pittsburgh before the Steelers released him in 2013 after a contract dispute. He's only played five games in 2017, making no starts, in just 40 snaps over the season. Harrison then spent one year with the Cincinnati Bengals before returning to Pittsburgh midway through the 2014 season following a brief retirement. (more...)
Byron Froese end drought, Canadiens beat Flames 3-2 Byron Froese end drought, Canadiens beat Flames 3-2
- December 23, 2017

Coming off a 3-2 win in Calgary on Friday, the Canadiens will be looking to complete a flawless sweep of western Canada when they hit the ice for a second time in less than 24 hours at Rogers Place. The Habs ring in the holiday break with a quick stop in Edmonton on Saturday. Gallagher gave the Canadiens a 3-0 lead in the third, before the Flames made it close on goals by Micheal Ferland and Matthew Tkachuk. (more...)
Central Michigan to honor Dick Enberg with helmet decals Central Michigan to honor Dick Enberg with helmet decals
- December 23, 2017

The Chippewas, gearing up for their bowl game against Wyoming scheduled for Friday afternoon, were able to fit in these helmet decals, which pay homage to Enberg, to wear against the Cowboys. (more...)
Dele Alli sparks 'diving' controversy in Tottenham's Premier League clash at Burnley Dele Alli sparks 'diving' controversy in Tottenham's Premier League clash at Burnley
- December 23, 2017

Burnley fans were further incensed when Alli was brought down by Kevin Long just two minutes later, allowing Kane to dispatch his penalty high into the net and put Spurs in front. It's a second for Kane! Kane then bagged his second of the night to further dent Burnley's chances of a fightback, slotting past Pope after Sissoko had played him in behind the hosts' defence with an incisive through ball. (more...)
India Announce SA ODI Squad, Jadhav, Shardul Return; Umesh Misses Out India Announce SA ODI Squad, Jadhav, Shardul Return; Umesh Misses Out
- December 23, 2017

Jadhav (hamstring) and Thakur (shoulder) were injured during the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka that concludes on Sunday with the inconsequential third T20I in Mumbai. India has announced its squad for the tough ODI series beginning in South Africa soon. Jasprit Bumrah , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur complete the pace attack with Hardik Pandya as the back-up. (more...)
NFL spokesman: League was unaware of Jerry Richardson settlements before report NFL spokesman: League was unaware of Jerry Richardson settlements before report
- December 23, 2017

Conversations created to keeping the team in the Queen City was the goal of a closed door meeting at the Charlotte Chamber. City officials say the loss of the Panthers would be just as devastating as the Hornets' 2002 move to New Orleans. (more...)
Injuries Hit Watford Plans Ahead Of Brighton Trip Injuries Hit Watford Plans Ahead Of Brighton Trip
- December 23, 2017

With Watford failing to address the ease at which the home side were strolling into their area, a chance once again fell the way of Knockaert after a cross whipped into the box was fumbled by Heurelho Gomes, the winger's heavy touch let him down in the end as the ball rolled out of play. (more...)
Puel: Young Iheanacho, Musa Need To Improve At Leicester Puel: Young Iheanacho, Musa Need To Improve At Leicester
- December 23, 2017

But the Nigerian worldwide showed glimpses of his talent in the 4-3 penalty shootout loss to his erstwhile club. It was a good opportunity for him and other players. It was a good opportunity for him and other players. "We have said before we have a lot of players in the same position and with different profiles but we have only one or two places in the team" said the former Southampton manager. (more...)
Dominant India aim to clinch T20I series Dominant India aim to clinch T20I series
- December 23, 2017

The key talking point at the time was Dhoni's approach in T20s. Many said that he should now hang his boots and make way for youngsters to take his place. With Manish Pandey, Dhoni belted the Sri Lankan bowlers all over in the last five overs to take the score beyond Sri Lanka's comfort level. "It was a great move, for KL to start with at the top". (more...)
Chris Paul day-to-day; Rockets err on side of caution Chris Paul day-to-day; Rockets err on side of caution
- December 23, 2017

The Rockets offense is fast, free-flowing and allows players to improvise and be creative and Paul insists he doesn't miss the more methodical set plays he used to deploy for Doc Rivers in Tinseltown. Tobias Harris scored 24 points to help the Pistons win for the fourth time in five games. "He's smart enough. He could have played on it, but then he would have been out a lot longer". (more...)
Jeff Fisher Is Getting Crushed For Taking Credit For Rams' Success Jeff Fisher Is Getting Crushed For Taking Credit For Rams' Success
- December 23, 2017

Former Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he left the organization in "pretty good shape" when he was sacked during the 2016 National Football League season. We felt like both the quarterbacks had a chance to be franchise quarterbacks. His assistant, Dave McGinnis, said just this week that he and Fisher "built this roster". (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles: Trent Cole to retire with team on Christmas Philadelphia Eagles: Trent Cole to retire with team on Christmas
- December 23, 2017

Calling for an outright Tennesse win might be ambitious, but it's not swimming upstream picking the Titans to cover this number. Some physical limitations, however, may not be factored in properly. "We know we can be explosive and we just sort of took off at that point". Failing to receive any substantial offers during prior to the 2017 season, Cole made a decision to sign a one-game contract with the Birds prior to their Christmas day game against the Oakland Raiders and officially end his ... (more...)
Hamsik passes Maradona to become Napoli's all-time top goalscorer Hamsik passes Maradona to become Napoli's all-time top goalscorer
- December 23, 2017

Hamsik levelled the score at 2-2 in Napoli's final game before the winter break. Marek Hamsik has become Napoli's all-time record goalscorer after surpassing the mark set by club legend Diego Maradona. Maradona won two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, the Supercoppa and the 1989 UEFA Cup while making 259 appearances over seven years at the club. Speaking after Hamsik equalled his record, Maradona said: "My congratulations go to Marek Hamsik for having reached 115 goals for Napoli ". (more...)
Biwi No 1 remake for Varun Dhawan? Biwi No 1 remake for Varun Dhawan?
- December 23, 2017

After Judwaa 2 , Varun and father David are set to take another '90s hit comedy featuring Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor off the ground. According to the report , Varun will star in remake of Biwi No. 1 had Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. The Mirror report also states that Biwi No 1 happens to be one of Varun's favourite films. (more...)
Appalachian State set for Dollar General Bowl Appalachian State set for Dollar General Bowl
- December 23, 2017

He's helped Toledo rank 11th nationally in points per game (39.2), 20th nationally in passing yards per game (291.9) and eighth nationally in total yards per game (509.9). San Diego State offensive coordinator Jeff Horton said his unit was "like an Air Raid team" compared to Army's grind-it-out, keep-the-ball approach. For all the attention on the offenses, both teams have respectable defenses: San Diego State is 11th in the FBS in total defense and Army ranks 35th. (more...)
Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in India squad for South Africa ODIs Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in India squad for South Africa ODIs
- December 23, 2017

The Indian selectors left Umesh Yadav out while including Mohammed Shami in the squad . In spite of clearing the Yo-Yo Test, there was no place for both Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh as the duo have been struggling to score in the domestic circuit. (more...)
Red Devils FURIOUS at Paul Pogba behaviour… staff had to be called Red Devils FURIOUS at Paul Pogba behaviour… staff had to be called
- December 23, 2017

The Daily Mail add one of the biggest examples was with Paul Pogba after United's win at Arsenal earlier this month. It is understood the France midfielder did not respond to phone calls, so support staff were dispatched to Pogba's luxury home in Hale Barns to rouse him. (more...)

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