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LSU DC Aranda agrees to four-year, 10M deal LSU DC Aranda agrees to four-year, 10M deal
- January 05, 2018

Aranda came to LSU in 2016 as a Les Miles hire after helping Wisconsin become one of the best defenses in college football. Aranda was given a new three-year deal in 2017, which would have made 2019 his final season. That came after LSU likely could have hired Fisher for approximately $6 million a year in December of 2015 and for a figure closer to $7 million a year in 2016 . (more...)
4.5-magnitude quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area 4.5-magnitude quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area
- January 05, 2018

A magnitude-4.4 quake rattled northern Californians awake early on Thursday (Thursday night NZ Time) as fire alarms sounded throughout the San Francisco Bay area and picture frames fell from walls and bookshelves. The most powerful quake was a magnitude 3.9 that was felt in Portland. The USGS acknowledged though that the natural disaster was relatively deep for a Hayward Fault quake. (more...)
Anfernee Jennings to miss national championship game Anfernee Jennings to miss national championship game
- January 05, 2018

The Crimson Tide have had a hard time keeping their linebackers healthy this season. The return of previously injured outside linebackers Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller will help with Alabama's depleted linebacker depth. 6 next Monday. Mosley, a redshirt junior, has seen action in 12 games and chimes in with 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two quarterback hurries. (more...)
Buffalo Bills thank Cincinnati Bengals with chicken wings for wildcard playoff spot Buffalo Bills thank Cincinnati Bengals with chicken wings for wildcard playoff spot
- January 05, 2018

Founded by Dalton and his wife, the foundation provides resources for families with seriously ill and physically-challenged children in Cincinnati and Fort Worth, Texas, where Dalton played in college at Texas Christian University. The Daltons have been sending thanks all week, but now they are putting their thanks in writing. The Bills got the final AFC wild-card berth and ended their 17-year postseason drought, the longest among North America's four major professional sports. (more...)
Panthers vs. Saints wild-card game info Panthers vs. Saints wild-card game info
- January 05, 2018

Cam Newton's game worked fantastic in college, and it has had its moment in the National Football League as well. And we all know pressure does one of two things. In Atlanta in Week 14, the Saints intercepted Matt Ryan three times, but Drew Brees' late interception in the end zone ended final offensive series in which the Saints could have taken the lead or tied with a field goal. (more...)
Czechs lose in ice hockey junior world semi against Canada Czechs lose in ice hockey junior world semi against Canada
- January 05, 2018

Canada has outscored its last two opponents by a 15-4 score and should walk into the medal round as favorites over Sweden. The Canadians won all three contests. A gold has come just once in that time, in 2012. The Americans placed third in 1986, 1992, 2007, 2011 and 2016. "We got a fantastic second goal that gave us the energy and got a lot of penalties where our PK worked great...we scored two goals on the PK, how often does that happen". (more...)
Milestone Man Steve Smith Takes Australia to Commanding Position Against England Milestone Man Steve Smith Takes Australia to Commanding Position Against England
- January 05, 2018

Despite riding his luck at times including being dropped by Steve Smith at slip and almost run out in the space of two Nathan Lyon overs, Malan was not out 55 at stumps and will need to stay at the crease with the lower order to give England any hope of salvaging one win in the series after surrendering the Ashes with losses in the first three tests. (more...)
Titans RB ruled out for playoff game vs. Chiefs Titans RB ruled out for playoff game vs. Chiefs
- January 05, 2018

Murray, 29, suffered a knee injury in a Week 16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and missed the team's season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars . He said he felt he ran "kinda soft" and plans to have more of a physical, downhill style Saturday. With the severity of the injury, it would be surprisingly to see Murray back for the Divisional Round if the Titans were to advance. (more...)
Edgar Bennett, Alex Van Pelt Reportedly Fired as Packers OC, QBs Coaches Edgar Bennett, Alex Van Pelt Reportedly Fired as Packers OC, QBs Coaches
- January 05, 2018

After the team made a decision to fire Dom Capers its defensive coordinator , Scott McCurley its inside linebacker coach and Mike Trgovac the defensive line coach, the Packers chose to part ways with Edgar Bennett the offensive coordinator and Alex Van Pelt the quarterbacks coach, said sources close to the situation. (more...)
NFL's TV ratings drop following a season of injuries, anthem protests NFL's TV ratings drop following a season of injuries, anthem protests
- January 05, 2018

And ratings have been down for all of television, not just National Football League broadcasts. Television ratings for National Football League games dropped almost 10 percent during the 2017 regular season, ESPN reported Thursday based on Nielsen findings. (more...)
Knicks Continue Their Struggles Against the Wizards Knicks Continue Their Struggles Against the Wizards
- January 05, 2018

Kanter - with the first 30-20 game by a Knicks player since David Lee in 2010 - did everything he could to make this a Christmas celebration, with coach Jeff Hornacek saying he was "a man on a mission". Look for Porzingis to put his team on his back. "Not to make excuses but it's always tougher to play the back-to-backs", Porzingis told reporters. The adjustment may take a few more tries. (more...)
Dimitrov survives Millman scare in Brisbane Dimitrov survives Millman scare in Brisbane
- January 05, 2018

Grigor Dimitrov has set up a tantalising clash with Nick Kyrgios after outlasting Kyle Edmund to reach the Brisbane International semi-finals. World number 3 and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov had to work hard to avoid an early exit, saving 2 match points in a 4-6 7-6 6-3 win over Brisbane native John Millman in 2 hours and 35 minutes. (more...)
Tom Brady Hoping Patriots Write A Good Ending To 2017 Season Story Tom Brady Hoping Patriots Write A Good Ending To 2017 Season Story
- January 05, 2018

When asked if player attendance on a day with inclement weather demonstrates a high level of accountability, he said, "I don't know". The Patriots have used their off week to work on fundamentals, allow exhausted aching bodies to heal and let lesser teams slug it out for the right to visit wintery Foxboro on January 13th. (more...)
NFL Predictions: Titans vs. Chiefs to be Defensive Struggle? 1/4/18 NFL Predictions: Titans vs. Chiefs to be Defensive Struggle? 1/4/18
- January 05, 2018

PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Chiefs are receiving 56% of the betting tickets and 65% of the money is also on Kansas City to cover the spread. The Atlanta Falcons led the National Football League in scoring last season, led by MVP quarterback Matt Ryan . The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints have the potential to put on the best show of the four wild-card teams, but the heat will be on Cam Newton to match or exceed Drew Brees . (more...)
Trump to Attend College Football Title Game in 'Crime Infested' Atlanta Trump to Attend College Football Title Game in 'Crime Infested' Atlanta
- January 05, 2018

The final game of the college football season is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, and will kick off at 8:17 p.m. CT on ESPN with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit calling the game from the booth, along with Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi adding commentary on the sidelines. (more...)
Juventus Confident Of Signing Liverpool Midfielder On A Summer Free Transfer Juventus Confident Of Signing Liverpool Midfielder On A Summer Free Transfer
- January 05, 2018

With the German international's contract set to expire this summer, Juventus will be eager to lock him down to a pre-contract agreement before the end of the current season. Liverpool have made an approach for Monaco's Thomas Lemar in a bid to replace Coutinho. Liverpool have already signed a central midfielder for next season with Naby Keïta arriving from RB Leipzig for a fee in the region of £55m. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Andy Murray withdraws, says he's not ready to compete' Australian Open 2018: Andy Murray withdraws, says he's not ready to compete'
- January 05, 2018

The 30-year-old three-time grand slam victor is now facing a race against time to be fit for the year's opening major in Melbourne starting on January 15, along with fellow ailing "Big Four" members Rafael Nadal (back) and Novak Djokovic (elbow). (more...)
De Bruyne fit to start as Silva returns vs Watford De Bruyne fit to start as Silva returns vs Watford
- January 05, 2018

In the 22 league games City have played this season, we have won 20 and drawn two and now sit 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester United in the table. (more...)
Titans rule out RB DeMarco Murray (knee) against Chiefs Titans rule out RB DeMarco Murray (knee) against Chiefs
- January 05, 2018

Mariota arguably regressed in a turnover-heavy third season, which is why few expect his team to take down an experienced Kansas City squad on the road in January. Wyatt: Why should the Titans be anxious about the Chiefs heading into this game? Their opponent in the AFC Wild Card round will be the Tennessee Titans , who almost fumbled their chance to play in the playoffs this season. (more...)
Curry helps Warriors beat Rockets in National Basketball Association Curry helps Warriors beat Rockets in National Basketball Association
- January 05, 2018

Gerald Green matched his career best of eight 3-pointers en route to a season-best 29-point outing, and Chris Paul added 28 points and nine assists. But Green pushed the lead to 88-83 when he banked in another 3-pointer. "Houston" and "Golden state" in the Central match of the week came without their leaders - the rockets were missing James harden , but the Warriors could not count on Kevin Durant . (more...)
Cavs stumble against Celtics Cavs stumble against Celtics
- January 05, 2018

However, he is on a minutes restriction as he works his way back into form and is also not playing in back-to-backs, which is why he sat out Wednesday night's nationally televised showdown and watched his former team dismantle the Cavs, 102-88, with six Celtics players scoring in double figures, led by Terry Rozier's 20 points off the bench. (more...)
Eden Hazard Responds to Arsenal Diving Claims, Rues Chelsea Missed Chances Eden Hazard Responds to Arsenal Diving Claims, Rues Chelsea Missed Chances
- January 05, 2018

The right back's challenge on Eden Hazard had allowed the Chelsea winger to cancel out Jack Wilshere's opener in the 67th minute. The Spain global looked to have made a costly error when he clipped the foot of Chelsea's Eden Hazard in the penalty area which allowed the Belgian to make it 1-1 from the penalty spot after Jack Wilshere had put Arsenal ahead on 63 minutes. (more...)
India's winning run under threat from South African green tops India's winning run under threat from South African green tops
- January 05, 2018

Interpret that as you will, but there was no doubt that this Indian team is confident of themselves to forego a net session on the eve of a match, and are far from being intimidated by the conditions. His patience and concentration is just next to impossible to breach and that has made him really consistent in the longest format of the game. "We have quality spinners in our ranks and they can put up a good show", he revealed. (more...)
Keyboard Kimura: Time to tap out on McGregor until he actually fights Keyboard Kimura: Time to tap out on McGregor until he actually fights
- January 05, 2018

Fighting Conor McGregor might be a "red panty night" for everybody else on the UFC roster but that doesn't seem to matter much to Khabib Nurmagomedov . I want to fight all night. He added on the Irishman: "Now everybody forgets about him because he doesn't want a real fight". Three rounds? I'm exhausted about this. (more...)
Leafs slip past Sharks in shootout Leafs slip past Sharks in shootout
- January 05, 2018

Thornton's beard has quickly become the stuff of legend. "He asked me. He initiated", Kadri said. Tyler Bozak scored in the sixth round of the shootout, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Thursday. (more...)
Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open
- January 05, 2018

On Thursday, Britain's Andy Murray pulled out of the tournament, which starts on 15 January. 'I've always had a lot of good times on the court in Abu Dhabi but also off the court I think it's a very pleasant tournament to be part of. The 30-year-old suffered the injury last year and has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old went on to win the tournament, defeating her sister in the final, before taking the remainder of the year off. (more...)
Big Ten College Basketball Predictions: Maryland vs. Michigan State 1/4/18 Big Ten College Basketball Predictions: Maryland vs. Michigan State 1/4/18
- January 05, 2018

It didn't matter at that point. A stout defense was key in the rebound as the Spartans rank No. 7 in the nation in total defense at 297.6 yards per game allowed. Michigan State's weakness is turnovers, but it had just seven. The Spartans gathered as a group on December 31 after their last game of 2017 and settled on a single New Year's resolution: enough with the turnovers. (more...)
Barcelona prepared to spend £140m to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool Barcelona prepared to spend £140m to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool
- January 05, 2018

He's a a foremost authority on transfers, so when he writes something like this, you know it's extremely credible. That's according to the bookies who have the Reds priced at 5/2 to bring in the 22-year-old. "All of the possibilities are on the table, but perhaps the most unlikely one is Coutinho renewing his Liverpool contract". The Liverpool manager added: "They are professional football players". (more...)
Arsenal star 'offers himself to AC Milan' Arsenal star 'offers himself to AC Milan'
- January 05, 2018

But Walcott's former club Saints and the other three Premier League outfits only want to take the 28-year-old on loan. He has gone on to make an impressive 395 appearances for the Gunners, racking up over 100 goals in the process. Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has reportedly decided that he would be open to moving to AC Milan on a six-month loan deal. Southampton and West Ham are both keen to secure Walcott's services but the player is understood to favour a move to the ... (more...)
Ryan Shazier has feeling in his legs, father says Ryan Shazier has feeling in his legs, father says
- January 05, 2018

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs, father Vernon announced a month after Ryan left a Week 13 win against the Bengals on a stretcher following an alarming collision . Ryan was hospitalized in Cincinnati for two days before returning to Pittsburgh . Shazier attended the Steelers' home game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on December 17, and he was also present for the team's regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns this past ... (more...)

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