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Cleveland Browns vs Chicago Bears: 2017 Christmas Eve game Q & A Cleveland Browns vs Chicago Bears: 2017 Christmas Eve game Q & A
- December 25, 2017

The Browns have not won on a Sunday afternoon since December 13, 2015. And one of their own did them in on the inexorable march to 15 losses in 15 games - one week from a final record of 0-16. It looked like the Browns had just taken a 9-6 lead with the extra point on the way. The Browns scored their only points on a Zane Gonzalez field goal with 1 second left in the half. (more...)
Saudi Arabia denies Israeli chess players visas for worldwide competition in Riyadh
- December 24, 2017

In mid-November, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) already warned that there "may be problems for players from certain countries" with obtaining visas for the tournament. Israel Geller said Sunday that the Saudis never responded to the Israelis' applications. At the same time, he said that the tournament would go on as planned. (more...)
Gary Neville podcast featuring Manchester United v Leicester Gary Neville podcast featuring Manchester United v Leicester
- December 24, 2017

Mourinho was less forthcoming when it came to Ryan Giggs' criticism of United's recruitment before his arrival, so too the FA deciding against sanctioning United or City for the post-derby fracas. Do we have a Champions League final to play? "He played one hour, a bit more". Tottenham has challenged for the trophy in the last two seasons but it far from a contender this time . (more...)
Saints receiver Michael Thomas questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta Saints receiver Michael Thomas questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta
- December 24, 2017

If both Carolina and Atlanta win Sunday, Ron Rivera thinks the game could be flexed into the evening slot for the final regular season game of 2017. He is listed as questionable to play today in a key game for the Saints . The Falcons' defense gives up 323.6 yards per game, which ranks ninth in the league. The Falcons held the high-flying Saints to season lows in total yards (306), points (17) and rushing yards (50) in the last meeting. (more...)
James White won't play against Bills James White won't play against Bills
- December 24, 2017

Both of them will be healthy scratches. Hogan and White were able to get in limited practices all week, but the Patriots have nothing to really play for and will opt to rest their injured players for the playoffs. Rex Burkhead had already been ruled out with a knee injury, leaving fellow running back and former Bills member Mike Gillislee in line for a larger workload in his first game since October 29. (more...)
Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth
- December 24, 2017

Serena Williams sent fans an early Christmas present when it was announced she would take on Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko at the upcoming Mubadala World Tennis Championship on December 30. She is also planning to make a competitive return at the Australian Open next month. Williams won the Australian Open 11 months ago but has not played since because of pregnancy and the birth of her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. (more...)
Arsenal to beat Chelsea to sign £30m youngster? Arsenal to beat Chelsea to sign £30m youngster?
- December 24, 2017

He has been in fine form for the German club, scoring eight goals in 16 appearances this season. Bailey only moved to Leverkusen 12 months ago, making a £12m move from Belgian side, Genk. To make things worse, England International, Theo Walcott is also on the list of players who may depart as he is yet to start a single Premier League this season. (more...)
Wilshere closing in on Arsenal deal Wilshere closing in on Arsenal deal
- December 24, 2017

We needed to push higher up. Liverpool have scored 54 away goals in all competitions in 2017, their most in a calendar year since 1982 (66). I apologised, but if the people apologised to me for everything they said it would be a long time. (more...)
Giroud set for Arsenal talks this week Giroud set for Arsenal talks this week
- December 24, 2017

However, the Arsenal striker has suffered a muscle tear that will most likely keep him at the Emirates. That decision has not necessarily paid off for the forward as he has only been handed one Premier League start this season under Arsene Wenger . (more...)
Here's why you can dismiss Bonucci to Chelsea speculation Here's why you can dismiss Bonucci to Chelsea speculation
- December 24, 2017

However, his early tenure with the Rossoneri has been anything but rosy. AC Milan state that rumours of Leonardo Bonucci potentially leaving the club next month are wide of the mark. Despite winning the Premier League a year ago, it appears Antonio Conte is prepared to leave London after just two seasons in charge. A centre-back does not, therefore, look a priority for Chelsea, and it looks unlikely Milan will sell Bonucci in January. (more...)
Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned
- December 24, 2017

Liverpool have reached the halfway stage in the 2017/18 campaign, but how much do you know about the Reds' performances this season so far? We play such good football and sometimes we just need to switch that off for five to 10 minutes in a game and learn about the game and sense the situations. (more...)
Nationwide Fund Advisors Grows Position in Ignyta Inc (RXDX)
- December 24, 2017

About 17.52M shares traded or 1339.66% up from the average. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $23.00 target price on Ignyta (NASDAQ: RXDX ) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. shares while 18 reduced holdings. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Ignyta Inc (NASDAQ:RXDX) by 399.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) EPS Estimated At $1.56
- December 24, 2017

Charter holds 0.07% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Ray Gerald L & owns 1,800 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Limited Liability owns 0.63% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. Analysts expect F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) by 10.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
Marc Gasol will test hip injury prior to Saturday's game in Memphis
- December 24, 2017

Blake Griffin led both teams with 30 points and also recorded 11 rebounds. Memphis opened as a 4-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 196.5 points. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. Los Angeles ranks 18th in blocks allowed per game (5.1). (more...)
Santa Cruz: Manchester City Are Unbelievable Santa Cruz: Manchester City Are Unbelievable
- December 24, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho , who saw his chances of winning a fifth League Cup ended, mixed praise for the victorious underdogs with the observation that they were also "lucky". Callum Wilson and Jermain Defoe are Bournemouth's top scorers with three goals apiece, but with Defoe having been ruled out of action for some time with an ankle injury, Wilson along with Joshua King, who has two goals, will have a burden to bear for Bournemouth . (more...)
Sheffield Wednesday announce Carvalhal departure following awful run of form Sheffield Wednesday announce Carvalhal departure following awful run of form
- December 24, 2017

Lee Bullen will take charge of Wednesday for their Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest. "Finally, I say a very big thank you to the chairman, who has been incredible throughout my time with Sheffield Wednesday ". That saw a lot of fans increasingly turn against Carvalhal, culminating in chants for his removal after the defeat to Boro. "The fans are fantastic, unbelievable, and I would like to thank them very much". (more...)
Louis van Gaal favourite to replace Paul Clement at Swansea City
- December 24, 2017

Former England manager Roy Hodgson has engineered an impressive turnaround, a run of seven games without defeat putting Palace in 14th place ahead of Saturday's trip to Swansea . "Assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club". Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins, confirmed: "To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club". (more...)
Clippers extinguish Rockets charge in National Basketball Association Clippers extinguish Rockets charge in National Basketball Association
- December 24, 2017

For the second straight game , Rockets guard James Harden topped 50 points, and for the second consecutive time out, the Rockets, which began the night with the NBA's best record (25-5), lost a high-scoring affair, this time to the Clippers , 128-118. (more...)
Dick Enberg, Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Dies at 82 Dick Enberg, Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Dies at 82
- December 24, 2017

According to Deadspin , "Enberg retired a year ago from a six-decade career that included announcing everything from the National Football League and Olympics and MLB to tennis and boxing and golf". Enberg handled the January 1968 Houston-UCLA basketball game at the Astrodome, famously known as the "The Game of the Century". That trio called the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird NCAA title game in 1979. (more...)
Rafael Nadal pulls out of season opener in Abu Dhabi Rafael Nadal pulls out of season opener in Abu Dhabi
- December 24, 2017

Goffin also defeated world No.2 Roger Federer in the semi-final of the tournament, only to lose in the final against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. Probably the knee is not at 100% yet, as according to journalist José Morgado, Nadal canceled the practice sessions planned with the Portuguese Joao Sousa from 18 to 22 December. (more...)
FA takes no action over Manchester Derby tunnel bust-up FA takes no action over Manchester Derby tunnel bust-up
- December 24, 2017

It makes the infamous "pizza-gate" fight with Arsenal sound tame! Referee Michael Oliver did not witness any post-match incidents and made no reference to anything untoward in his match report. "They were playing on a flawless surface, they were just outgunned, and that's a little bit sad from a side that only had three trophies to go for". (more...)
El Barcelona gana el clásico con una victoria frente al Real Madrid El Barcelona gana el clásico con una victoria frente al Real Madrid
- December 24, 2017

Le metió presión al rival para rebajar el hambre madridista en cada disputa. El arranque irregular de la temporada dejó a losa merengues en una incómoda situación, en la que no puede permitirse el mínimo tropezón, pues se arriesga a hacer estallar la temporada. (more...)
'Childish' errors & 'joke chances' annoy Mourinho after draw at Leicester 'Childish' errors & 'joke chances' annoy Mourinho after draw at Leicester
- December 24, 2017

Harry Maguire scored in the last minute of the added time for Leicester City as The Foxes held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday. Although Mata netted again from a free kick on the hour, the visitors should already have been in front. United had cancelled out Jamie Vardy's opener with Juan Mata's double and then missed chance after chance to put the game to bed. (more...)
Harkless leads Trail Blazers to 95-92 win over Lakers Harkless leads Trail Blazers to 95-92 win over Lakers
- December 24, 2017

The Lakers have been getting excellent play lately from rookies Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball . Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3 with seven seconds remaining for Los Angeles . "I think if I'm able to play we win that game", Lillard said. They are still without center Brook Lopez , who is recovering from a sprained ankle he suffered on December 18. (more...)
Magic's Nikola Vucevic out 6-8 weeks with broken left index finger Magic's Nikola Vucevic out 6-8 weeks with broken left index finger
- December 24, 2017

Orlando offered a comparable situation, but the Wizards led 37-29 after the first quarter and outscored the Magic 35-19 in the second quarter. I'm just trying to get into the paint and make a good decision every time, whether that's a dump-off pass or finishing myself. (more...)
Jose Mourinho slams 'childish' Manchester United after last-gasp Leicester draw Jose Mourinho slams 'childish' Manchester United after last-gasp Leicester draw
- December 24, 2017

Regarding the Smalling injury, the Portuguese tactician added: "I had the chance to speak with Ashley Young to tell him the way the team had to be in position because of Smalling's difficulty but I think a lack of maturity because I can not stop the game to give a team-talk for the last two minutes". (more...)
Barcelona lead Madrid by 14 points with 3-0 'clasico' win Barcelona lead Madrid by 14 points with 3-0 'clasico' win
- December 24, 2017

That was after Messi scored Barcelona's second goal from the penalty spot. "We are very respectful of Madrid ". Ronaldo's first 15 minutes included the disallowed goal , a swing and miss when presented with excellent chance and at least three angry stares at referee Sanchez Martinez when decisions did not go his way. (more...)
Manchester City to play Bristol City in Carabao Cup semi-finals Manchester City to play Bristol City in Carabao Cup semi-finals
- December 24, 2017

Vincent Kompany remains a doubt with a muscle problem, while Phil Foden is absent with an ankle injury. Howe will be hoping to have Josh King and Charlie Daniels available but Harry Arter is ruled out. The Saints, Crystal Palace and West Ham should be safe, so Brighton, Bournemouth , Stoke City , Newcastle and West Brom will battle it out for Premier League survival. (more...)
Devils look to extend home win streak vs. Blackhawks
- December 24, 2017

ABOUT THE DEVILS (20-9-5): Brian Boyle, who didn't make his season debut until November 1 after disclosing in mid-September that he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, tormented his former team by scoring the tying goal in the third period and the decisive tally in the shootout. (more...)
Celtics' Kyrie Irving Embarrasses Bulls' Defense With Incredible Handles
- December 24, 2017

On Dec.11, the Bulls beat the C's by 23 points, which was their largest margin of defeat this season. Chicago lost its second straight after a seven-game winning streak. Bulls had six turnovers in the third and just stopped playing basketball. Defense was optional against the Celtics. Yes the Bulls missed a lot of shots, but they also didn't defend well. (more...)

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