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Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall
- January 02, 2018

Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. "Looks like they will not take it any longer". "This man, who is an enemy of the Iranian nation from the top of his head to his very toes, has no right to sympathise with Iranians", he added. (more...)
AFC Playoff Seeds Now Set AFC Playoff Seeds Now Set
- January 02, 2018

With the playoff field now set, the Jaguars will host the Bills next weekend in the Wildcard round while the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Titans. ET. The Saturday nightcap involves the Falcons traveling to Los Angeles for a date with the Rams at 8:15 p.m. ET. New England is the top seed in the AFC playoffs and joins the Pittsburgh Steelers in awaiting the wild-card winners. (more...)
Rob Cross upsets darts great Phil Taylor to win world title Rob Cross upsets darts great Phil Taylor to win world title
- January 02, 2018

Taylor, darts' most successful player by a distance, lined up in his 21st final on Sunday against a man who only turned professional in early 2017 and was playing in his first World Championship. Cross - who had stunned defending world champion Michael van Gerwen in a classic semi-final - averaged more than 107 in the final. Taylor, nicknamed "The Power", said before the tournament it would be his last professional event before retirement. (more...)
NFL Black Monday: Which fired coaches could be a fit for Giants? NFL Black Monday: Which fired coaches could be a fit for Giants?
- January 02, 2018

Jack Del Rio , Raiders: Del Rio, the former Broncos defensive coordinator, was sacked 10 months after signing a four-year extension. It's Black Monday for coaches in the National Football League. The Jaguars won 30-10. The team had a rough year, ending the season 4-12. Four coaches are out: John Fox of the Chicago Bears , Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions, Jack Del Rio of the Oakland Raiders , and Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts . (more...)
Chris Smalling On Bench - Manchester United Team vs Everton Confirmed Chris Smalling On Bench - Manchester United Team vs Everton Confirmed
- January 02, 2018

Can we improve now or do we wait until the summer to try to do it? Following a boring first 45, Martial, playing up front in the absence of injured duo Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic , curled home a 57th-minute opener before Lingard smashed in his seventh goal in nine games nine minutes from time . (more...)
Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO) CFO Sells 2000 Shares of Stock
- January 02, 2018

Alpha Windward Llc who had been investing in Omnicom Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.79B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.77% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $173.9. Malaga Cove Capital Ltd Liability Co accumulated 37,658 shares. Dorsey Wright And has invested 0.11% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). (NASDAQ:MDSO). (more...)
Manchester City confirm Jesus suffered knee ligament injury at Crystal Palace Manchester City confirm Jesus suffered knee ligament injury at Crystal Palace
- January 02, 2018

After the game, Manchester City's coach Pep Guardiola confirmed to the press that Gabriel will be out of the team for two months. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ederson , who was the hero, saving a late penalty to maintain City's unbeaten run, said he was proud of Manchester City's performance against Crystal Palace . (more...)
National Basketball Association capsules: Chris Paul helps Rockets outlast Lakers in double overtime National Basketball Association capsules: Chris Paul helps Rockets outlast Lakers in double overtime
- January 02, 2018

Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points to lead Chicago, which had won 10 of its previous 12. Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center on December 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (more...)
USA Hockey reveals 2018 Winter Olympics roster USA Hockey reveals 2018 Winter Olympics roster
- January 01, 2018

Brian Gionta will be the captain of the men's ice hockey team for the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. He was on the United States team at the 2006 Torino Olympics, which lost in the quarterfinals to Finland, and led the team with four goals in six games. (more...)
Klopp plays down record fee for Van Dijk Klopp plays down record fee for Van Dijk
- January 01, 2018

Under Klopp, Liverpool thrive in high-octane, chaotic games which means they can often take the lead and then overwhelm opponents but, when a second goal doesn't arrive, their lack of composure in retaining possession inevitably invites pressure. (more...)
Scholes savages 'insipid' Man Utd and Mourinho's tactics Scholes savages 'insipid' Man Utd and Mourinho's tactics
- January 01, 2018

With Manchester United winless in their last four, midfielder Paul Pogba has urged his teammates to "wake up" and rightly so. Marcus Rashford remains the only legit centre-forward for Jose Mourinho's side at the moment. "There was nothing right throughout the game, they nearly played the game as if they were 3-0 up, keeping the ball at times which was good". "Mourinho has been doing this job for a long time but there is a real lack of leadership on that pitch. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas is ready to put the Cavaliers over the top Isaiah Thomas is ready to put the Cavaliers over the top
- January 01, 2018

Thomas said earlier in December that he was targeting the first week of January for his return, so he's right on schedule. He was part of the blockbuster trade in August that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics . "That guy put on some performances, epic performances for the city of Boston what he gave on a consistent basis", Irving said. And you're just nothing short of happy for a guy like that. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas will make Cavaliers debut Tuesday, but miss return to Boston Isaiah Thomas will make Cavaliers debut Tuesday, but miss return to Boston
- January 01, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday that All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas will make his long-awaited debut with the team on Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers . "I've been in situations before where things have been a little tough and we haven't had the best players and we just kept fighting and worked with what we had". (more...)
Smith finishes 2017 as top-ranked Test batsman Smith finishes 2017 as top-ranked Test batsman
- January 01, 2018

Steven Smith is sitting in sole second spot on the all-time list with 947 points in the latest ICC Test rankings. The Middlesex batsman scored his maiden Test hundred in the defeat in Perth last month and made a brisk half-century in his first T20i appearance against South Africa in the summer. (more...)
Huddersfield Town 0 Burnley 0 Huddersfield Town 0 Burnley 0
- January 01, 2018

Mahrez's Algeria team-mate Slimani scored his first Premier League goal since April in just his second league start this season, with Jamie Vardy out with a groin injury, to earn the praise of Puel. In the 61st minute, Jeff Hendrick played a one-two with Scott Arfield inside Huddersfield's penalty area. Huddersfield enjoyed more possession as the game entered the final quarter, but were still unable to make much headway against a Burnley defence expertly marshalled by centre-half Ben ... (more...)
Lukaku out for United's next two games Lukaku out for United's next two games
- January 01, 2018

Lukaku was on the end of a flawless Juan Mata cross after three minutes but could only head his effort over from six yards. Paul Pogba had a late effort ruled out for offside and a third successive league draw over the holiday period has effectively ended United's hopes of competing with league leaders Manchester City for the title in the new year. (more...)
Where will Matt Patricia, Josh McDaniels interview this week?
- January 01, 2018

There will be at least five openings to be filled this offseason. Since the Patriots have earned a first-round bye, their coordinators - Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia - will interview for jobs this coming weekend. Wilks cut his coaching teeth in 1995 with Johnson C. Smith as their defensive coordinator. He then became a defensive assistant for New England in 2002 and maintained that position for two years before being promoted to the quarterbacks coach in 2004. (more...)
Bruce Arians announces retirement from coaching Bruce Arians announces retirement from coaching
- January 01, 2018

Watch video of the announcement here . Arians was hospitalized twice in the 2016 season, once with diverticulitis in August and a second time in November for chest pain . One name has emerged as a candidate, as the team has reportedly requested to meet with Minnesota Viking offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Arians coached his final game on Sunday when the Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks 26-24 to close the season. (more...)
New York Giants game balls in win over Redskins
- January 01, 2018

The Michigan State standout started his 48th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, adding to the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, trailing only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84). If it is the final game in burgundy and gold for Kirk Cousins, he'll leave with a mixed record against NFC East foes. For example, interceptions. Schroeder, who has the most passing yards in a season by a Redskins quarterback not named Cousins, threw 22 ... (more...)
Dean Pees expected to retire Dean Pees expected to retire
- January 01, 2018

Pees had mixed results as the defensive coordinator of the Ravens. Pees helped guide the Ravens to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII and won two rings while working with New England Patriots from 2004-09. "His fingerprints are all across this defense", corner Bandon Carr said Sunday, per the Baltimore Sun . "But at the same time, it's going to be time for the next person to step up, that next signal caller for the Ravens defense to go out here and call some plays for us". (more...)
Packers rule out WRs Adams, Nelson for finale against Lions Packers rule out WRs Adams, Nelson for finale against Lions
- January 01, 2018

He put together a productive 2017 campaign hauling in 74 catches for 885 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns in 14 games played. He became the first rookie center to open every game for the Packers since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978 and was the first Green Bay center to be named to the PFWA's All-Rookie team since its inception in 1974. (more...)
Lions fire head coach Jim Caldwell Lions fire head coach Jim Caldwell
- January 01, 2018

The reason he gets the nod is that he has likely sealed his spot as the National Football League leader in punt return average, and punt return touchdowns in his rookie season. Caldwell didn't scream at his players and showed an interest in their lives off the field. "I've been here for two years and he's the best coach I've ever had". (more...)
Dyche says Burnley would be foolish to do this against Liverpool Dyche says Burnley would be foolish to do this against Liverpool
- January 01, 2018

Simon Mignolet has been handed the captain's armband by Jurgen Klopp - a decision that might not be popular among the Liverpool fans. The hosts were the first to threaten when Scott Arfield closed Trent Alexander-Arnold high up the pitch and delayed his pass to suit Ashley Barnes's run but, when the3 pair did eventually combine, the striker fired wide. (more...)
Djokovic withdraws from next week's ATP in Doha Djokovic withdraws from next week's ATP in Doha
- January 01, 2018

Other elite players also under an injury cloud are world No.1 Rafael Nadal , who withdrew from the Brisbane International, and Andy Murray , who will test a hip injury this weekend before deciding whether to play next week's ATP tournament in the Queensland capital. (more...)
Depleted Gamecocks drop SEC opener at Ole Miss Depleted Gamecocks drop SEC opener at Ole Miss
- January 01, 2018

These games come about every three days now, so this was good for our spirit. "Our effort has been tremendous and tonight, we made SEC plays". Ole Miss (8-5 overall, 1-0 in the SEC) took the lead for good midway through the second half when Deandre Burnett made the second of two 3-pointers to go ahead 57-55 with 7:47 left. (more...)
Thunder to bowl in Hurricanes BBL clash Thunder to bowl in Hurricanes BBL clash
- January 01, 2018

The first doubleheader on the opening day of the new calendar year witnessed a flurry of runs on both sides with 369 runs scored in total by both the outfits battling it out for glory in a nail-biting clash. However, the home side collapsed after Shane Watson (36) was dismissed in the 15th over with the score at 2-125. Kurtis Patterson (36 off 26) helped get the Thunder off to a flyer until he was run out by Short at the non-striker's end. (more...)
Man City to have 'internal meetings' about January Sanchez move - Pep Man City to have 'internal meetings' about January Sanchez move - Pep
- January 01, 2018

Palace halted Manchester City's pursuit of a record-equalling 19th successive league victory by holding them to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. But the hosts did just that, with midfielder Luka Milivojevic covering more ground than anyone on the pitch (12.69 km), even if his late spot-kick was struck too close to City goalkeeper Ederson after Raheem Sterling fouled Wilfried Zaha in the box in the 92nd minute. (more...)
Rangers, Sabres take center stage at Winter Classic Rangers, Sabres take center stage at Winter Classic
- January 01, 2018

We need the two points.' And it's true. "But I don't think there's going to be much that tops this". You watch it every year, and then to be part of it is pretty cool. That game included a dramatic penalty shot from Daniel Briere that Henrik Lundqvist stopped with 19.6 seconds left in the third period to seal the 3-2 victory, as well as coach John Tortorella implying NBC had rigged the game to be more dramatic. (more...)
Liverpool to take Nike to court over Coutinho Barcelona announcement? Liverpool to take Nike to court over Coutinho Barcelona announcement?
- January 01, 2018

An apparent advertising error by Nike has fuelled speculation Coutinho could leave Anfield in January, after the sportswear giant, who manufacture Barcelona's kit, advertised a Barca shirt on their website with the Brazil global midfielder's name on it. (more...)
Bears Expected to Fire John Fox Bears Expected to Fire John Fox
- January 01, 2018

By the time you read this, Fox nearly will certainly have been told his Bears career is over and Pace will be knee deep in the search for his second head coach - a hire that will define Pace's Bears career. Trubisky has shown ample flashes this season but has also been handcuffed by uber-conservative game plans at times. That's just who John Fox is as a coach. (more...)

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