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Warriors edge past Cavaliers 99-92 Warriors edge past Cavaliers 99-92
- December 28, 2017

But the Warriors held teams to an average of 95.2 points during the stretch. Kevin Durant , the long and lanky scoring machine, is getting more than buckets these days. "Our journeys are different", he said. "That changes everything.". G Raul Neto (concussion) was sidelined for the ninth straight game. Durant scored 25 points and recorded five blocks for the Warriors. (more...)
UCF Head Football Coach Josh Heupel Announces Eight New Staff Members UCF Head Football Coach Josh Heupel Announces Eight New Staff Members
- December 28, 2017

UCF won the American Athletic Conference title with a wild 62-55, double-overtime shootout against South Florida on December 2 in what appeared to be third-year head coach Scott Frost's final game. Auburn allowed just 5.9 yards per pass attempt in the regular season, which was good enough for No. 7 in the country. Unfortunately, Johnson was hampered in that game by a shoulder injury he sustained in a win over Alabama. (more...)
Twins star accused of sexual attack in photographer's disturbing story Twins star accused of sexual attack in photographer's disturbing story
- December 28, 2017

This is not easy for me to share, but I feel I need to share it. He then leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once. Twins pitcher Trevor May responded to the note that he was sorry for what Bissen went through, and free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe, who played for the Twins from 2010-16 similarly tweeted that he was "so sorry about this". (more...)
MRI results on Timberwolves' Jeff Teague's knee revealed MRI results on Timberwolves' Jeff Teague's knee revealed
- December 28, 2017

After the game, the Wolves announced Teague would undergo an MRI on Thursday. Durability has been one of his calling cards, with the 29-year-old point guard not missing more than 12 games in any season in his career. "I'm hoping Jeff is all right. I'm ready to help this team in any way". Jones has started three games this season, and Minnesota went 2-1 in those games. (more...)
Things get heated between Michigan, South Carolina players at Outback Bowl event
- December 28, 2017

Bentley, South Carolina's 6-foot-3, 220-pound sophomore, has completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,555 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. OK, everybody. Time to settle down. Muschamp also indicated that RB A.J. Turner, who was dealing with an ankle injury of his own, is good to play. (more...)
Frank Gore open to returning to Colts if Andrew Luck is healthy Frank Gore open to returning to Colts if Andrew Luck is healthy
- December 28, 2017

Houston has won last two at Lucas Oil Stadium after losing first 13 in Indianapolis . T Breno Giacomini has played in all 1,041 offensive plays for Houston. Of course, Gore and everyone else thought he'd have a quarterback this year because Colts owner Jim Irsay kept telling everybody that Andrew Luck was supposed to be back. (more...)
Sevilla name Montella to replace axed cancer-stricken coach Sevilla name Montella to replace axed cancer-stricken coach
- December 28, 2017

A statement on the club's official website reads: "The Sevilla FC and the Italian coach Vincenzo Montella have reached an agreement in principle for him to become first team coach until June 2019". He joins a Sevilla side who are fifth in La Liga 16 points behind leaders Barcelona. They have a Champions League round-of-16 tie against Manchester United in February. (more...)
CFL clears way for Johnny Manziel to sign
- December 28, 2017

Manziel and independent of the team which now holds his CFL rights, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ". "Since last summer, the Canadian Football League has been engaged in a thorough process to determine the eligibility of Johnny Manziel ", the league said in a statement . (more...)
Ajax confirm ten Hag appointment Ajax confirm ten Hag appointment
- December 28, 2017

The club said in a statement on Thursday it did not have enough confidence that the trio could achieve Ajax' ambitions. The 47-year-old will join the capital club from fellow Eredivisie side Utrecht on January 1, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal. (more...)
Morata 'commitment' leaves Chelsea boss Conte purring Morata 'commitment' leaves Chelsea boss Conte purring
- December 28, 2017

The two sides remained locked at 0-0 until the half-time break at Stamford Bridge, but Alvaro Morata headed home Cesar Azpilicueta's cross one minute into the second half before Marcos Alonso found the back of the net on the hour mark, from Cesc Fabregas's corner. (more...)
Chiefs to start Patrick Mahomes in season finale Chiefs to start Patrick Mahomes in season finale
- December 28, 2017

He'll become the first rookie QB to start a non-strike game for the Chiefs since 1979, according to ESPN. As such, they are taking this opportunity to give Mahomes his first career start. If you look at the past ten Super Bowl winners, there are clearly varying levels of quarterback play. However Mahomes performs shouldn't have any bearing on this season, but it could reveal a lot for the Chiefs' plans next season and beyond. (more...)
Dunn deal: Bulls hold off Knicks Dunn deal: Bulls hold off Knicks
- December 28, 2017

Porzingis, guarded mostly by Markkanen, was shut out after he made a jumper with 6:58 left. NY returns home to host San Antonio after the New Year but then hits the road again for four of its next five away from Madison Square Garden. In the first quarter of the game, Porzingis received a pass from Frank Ntilikina and immediately put up a long-range three-pointer without hesitation. (more...)
Claim From Spain: Thibaut Courtois Wants To Join Real Madrid Claim From Spain: Thibaut Courtois Wants To Join Real Madrid
- December 28, 2017

The Premier League champions have been trying to negotiate a new contract with the Belgian goalkeeper and Antonio Conte has warned that the club could lose one of the best custodian in the world if they don't act fast. Courtois has registered 10 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, joint-highest alongside David de Gea and Man City's Ederson, while Tottenham's Hugo Lloris has seven. (more...)
Staying injury-free first and foremost for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic Staying injury-free first and foremost for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic
- December 28, 2017

In addition to her most recent Grand Slam title and becoming a mom, she also tied the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November. A win for Williams at next month's Australian Open would take her to 24 grand slam victories and place her alongside all-time leader Margaret Court. (more...)
Fellaini undecided on Manchester United future Fellaini undecided on Manchester United future
- December 28, 2017

The team that wants it the hardest wins. It sounds like a joke, but it really hurts", he said referring to the retrospective ban he received after he was adjudged to have elbowed Robert Huth. With his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, United begun the process of extending his deal at the club, but Fellaini is yet to accept. (more...)
Rangers' Kreider Out Indefinitely With Blood Clot In Right Arm
- December 28, 2017

This season, he's tied for second on the team with 11 goals in 37 games. The former University of Minnesota product almost made the Rangers' opening-night roster with a strong training camp and preseason, and has 12 goals, nine assists and 21 points in 31 games with Hartford in the American Hockey League. (more...)
Rajon Rondo dishes out career-high 25 assists Rajon Rondo dishes out career-high 25 assists
- December 28, 2017

This season, New Orleans' 52nd game is scheduled for February 3. The Pelicans improved their record to 18-16 by picking up their third straight win, all coming by double digits. "When their starters came back in, they kind of punched us in the mouth again". The Nets are 12-20 before their late matchup Tuesday at San Antonio. (more...)
Former airline captain questions safety of ANA Flight 175's U-turn to LAX Former airline captain questions safety of ANA Flight 175's U-turn to LAX
- December 28, 2017

ANA Flight 175 turned around four hours into the flight, the LAX Police Department said . All Nippon Airways flight NH175 departed from Los Angeles International at 11:36 am (1936 GMT) Tuesday for Narita Airport outside Tokyo, but returned to the U.S. (more...)
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open warmup tournament Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open warmup tournament
- December 28, 2017

First, Rafael Nadal pulled out of the six-man exhibition in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "I am Sorry to announce I won't be coming to Brisbane this year", Nadal wrote on Facebook. Nadal made the announcement on Twitter that he had chose to pull out from Brisbane. The Spaniard reached the quarter-final of the tournament, in which he was ousted by Milos Raonic. (more...)
Arsenal bid for £36m Karim Benzema Arsenal bid for £36m Karim Benzema
- December 28, 2017

Sport are a Catalan newspaper and love to wind Real Madrid up. Wenger has been a long-term admirer of Benzema, but the 30-year-old might not be the right replacement for Sanchez. Arsenal have problems of their own, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez nearing the end of their contracts. A report in ABC outlines how Benzema will be selected in the forthcoming games against Celta Vigo (Copa del Rey) and Villarreal (La Liga) due to his previous achievements, yet if his form does not improve ... (more...)
Rams expected to rest some starters Sunday
- December 28, 2017

I think the Rams are the scariest and the best team in the conference. After all, the Niners are riding a four-game winning streak. McVay said the Rams chose to take their foot off the gas only after extensive internal discussions and a front-office decision that no players on the verge of statistical benchmarks will miss out on financial incentives. (more...)
Swansea add former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal to their managerial shortlist Swansea add former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal to their managerial shortlist
- December 28, 2017

Carvalhal becomes Swansea's fifth permanent manager in two years and he immediately faces the unenviable task of trying to guide the strugglers to Premier League safety. "He has built up a lot of experience over the years which will ensure the team is structured and organised". A fourth-placed finish last term led to another shot at the play-offs, but this time the Owls fell in the semi-finals to eventual winners Huddersfield Town on a penalty shootout. (more...)
Russia's Mutko Steps Down From Top World Cup Role Amid Doping Allegations Russia's Mutko Steps Down From Top World Cup Role Amid Doping Allegations
- December 28, 2017

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided earlier in December to issue a life-long ban for Mutko and former Deputy Minister of Sport Yuri Nagornykh from any participation in all future Olympic Games, and suspend the Russian National Olympic Committee over what it referred to as the "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, allowing only clean athletes to compete in the 2018 Games under the Olympic Flag. (more...)
Hodgson calls on home help for Arsenal test Hodgson calls on home help for Arsenal test
- December 28, 2017

Palace were revitalised under Allardyce after a poor start to the season and were on a good run that included other surprise wins against Liverpool and Chelsea . Arsenal will be without Olivier Giroud as the striker has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury that he picked up during the League Cup win over West Ham. (more...)
Backup QB Devon Modster torches Kansas State with deep TDs Backup QB Devon Modster torches Kansas State with deep TDs
- December 28, 2017

Tuesday night's Cactus Bowl against UCLA could be his grand finale. At 78 years old, Snyder has requested more time for a "thorough" conversation with his family and the Kansas State administration before making what he has referred to as the "big decision". (more...)
England trail by 135 runs on Day 2 of 4th Ashes Test England trail by 135 runs on Day 2 of 4th Ashes Test
- December 28, 2017

On day three, it will be the goal of the third-wicket pair, and the rest of England's batting line-up, to forge a lead large enough to negate batting last on a surface that is likely to get slower. Stuart Broad , another Englishman under the microscope after playing a negligible part in the first three tests, captured 4-51 as Australia's day one resistance melted in the morning heat. (more...)
Patrick Mahomes to Make First Career Start in Week 17
- December 28, 2017

The club clinched the AFC West title this past weekend and can not move from the No. 4 seed in the AFC for the playoffs. Win or lose, they are locked into the fourth seed. "It's a MVP-caliber year". Mahomes also does not expect Reid or offensive coordinator Matt Nagy to change the team's offensive identity with him in the game. (more...)
Hischier Scores Twice as Devils Defeat Red Wings at Home Hischier Scores Twice as Devils Defeat Red Wings at Home
- December 28, 2017

In addition to their 13 first-period shots, the Red Wings blocked an addition nine attempts. Hall set up Hischier's one-timer from the right circle to make it 2-0 at 18:22 of the first period. Justin Abdelkader prevented the shutout with a second period goal for Detroit. Schneider had Abdelkader staring into the Prudential Center ceiling after robbing him with an outstanding glove save late in the third period, an exclamation mark on a terrific night for the Devils goalie. (more...)
Cenk Tosun set to complete £25million deal after passing his medical Cenk Tosun set to complete £25million deal after passing his medical
- December 28, 2017

Another attempt to sign Arsenal's Olivier Giroud was rebuffed earlier this month, with Arsène Wenger keen for the France global to remain at the Emirates, leading to a formal approach for Tosun last week. However, according to The Sun , the 26-year-old was at Everton's Finch Farm training ground on Wednesday completing the necessary medical checks and discussing personal terms. (more...)
Playing Conditions At The Pinstripe Bowl Don't Seem Great Playing Conditions At The Pinstripe Bowl Don't Seem Great
- December 28, 2017

But the Hawkeye offense got on track in the second half. Had Iowa not been so fortunate, the Eagles could have run away with the victory, but instead, the Hawkeyes had the football with a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter. The sophomore returned the interception 29 yards all the way to the Eagles' 10-yard line. "I was telling some of the guys that he was due", Hesse said. (more...)

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