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Sylvester Stallone's Super Bowl prediction: 'Eagles by knockout'
- January 25, 2018

As a result of all of this, the Eagles' official Twitter account grew its follower tally by 30 percent, from 2.2 million to just over 2.9 million. I think Benjamin Franklin said that. "Bud Light has not forgotten about our commitment to Lane Johnson , the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia". CBS Philly recently followed up with the Bud Light folks who issued a statement. (more...)
Rookie Simmons banks fifth triple-double Rookie Simmons banks fifth triple-double
- January 25, 2018

Only Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have had a game with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists this season per Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice. Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 22, 2018 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (more...)
Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City
- January 25, 2018

Arsenal began life after Alexis Sanchez with a 2-1 comeback victory over their London rivals to reach their first league cup final in seven years. Chelsea raced into a seventh-minute lead through Eden Hazard but Arsenal quickly fought back. With his team one-up, Antonio Rüdiger saw a Nacho Monreal header flick off Marcos Alonso, hit him and go in for an equalising own goal . (more...)
ESPN interested in Peyton Manning replacing Jon Gruden on MNF ESPN interested in Peyton Manning replacing Jon Gruden on MNF
- January 25, 2018

ESPN is hoping former Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning will entertain the thought of entertaining millions of viewers as the network's lead analyst on Monday Night Football . "We are considering Matt, for sure", Druley said. "We want someone who loves the game, who is a student of the game, but who has a personality as well", Druley stated, who works as the network's senior vice president of event and studio production. (more...)
Peter Hartley joins Motherwell from Blackpool on permanent transfer Peter Hartley joins Motherwell from Blackpool on permanent transfer
- January 25, 2018

But instead of a grand piano used by Alexis, Hartley was seen playing a miniature sized keyboard! It's well worth a watch, so check it out via Motherwell's official Twitter account. Manchester United themselves responded to the Motherwell clip on Twitter with a cheeky Alexis Sanchez wink. Are they doing it right? After filming his scenes and snatching headlines from some of January's biggest signings, Hartley told the club website: "It was a very, very easy decision to make". (more...)
Cougar sighting in Northeast Wisconsin Cougar sighting in Northeast Wisconsin
- January 25, 2018

It states, "no appropriate steps to de-ice the runway or the airplane took place". Passenger Tiffany Hanson, who is named in the statement of claim, noticed, "cracks on the aircraft" and overheard a member of the flight staff comment that the plane, "was too heavy". (more...)
Super Bowl LII tickets set to be the costliest ever Super Bowl LII tickets set to be the costliest ever
- January 25, 2018

Papp added that those price dips are typical due to more inventory coming after the final two teams are set and he still believes that this Super Bowl is in route to be the most expensive one ever . "Obviously, I wish the best to anybody that goes up against Tom Brady . They come in here and they just don't want to root for the Patriots ". Brady hopes to have the stitches out later this week. (more...)
Patriots Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski, Deatrich Wise Both Have Concussions Patriots Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski, Deatrich Wise Both Have Concussions
- January 25, 2018

According to the team injury report Wednesday, Gronkowski and defensive end Deatrich Wise would not have practiced Wednesday with concussions. Malcom Brown, Mike Gillislee and LaAdrian Waddle were listed as limited with various foot and knee injuries. (more...)
Eagles fan who ran into concrete pole says he's 'OK'
- January 25, 2018

There's one way to avoid the dreaded Sports Illustrated cover jinx, for those who believe in such things, and that's to come up with individual covers for both the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots . Reid certainly had his shots at Super Bowl glory, but you know how the script has gone. "Coming out here and stick together and (we) come away with an unbelievable victory against a great team". (more...)
Ex-Washington State star Klay Thompson named as NBA All-Star reserve Ex-Washington State star Klay Thompson named as NBA All-Star reserve
- January 25, 2018

The video shown above (and below) is from Warriors Report, a Facebook Live show! Stephen Curry better be careful with his All-Star picks, or else a potential Warriors dynasty could fall apart - OK, not really. With that being official, the Warriors are now the first team in National Basketball Association history to send four players to back-to-back All-Star games. (more...)
Liverpool have 'agreement' with Lemar - but not with Monaco Liverpool have 'agreement' with Lemar - but not with Monaco
- January 25, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has been pursuing Lemar since the last transfer window and is a huge admirer of the winger, as he looks for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho after he joined Barcelona earlier this month. The report claims that Jurgen Klopp had hoped to sign the France worldwide for a fee of close to £75m, with the £13m difference proving a major obstacle. (more...)
Mauricio Pellegrino closing in on the signing of Monaco striker Guido Carrillo Mauricio Pellegrino closing in on the signing of Monaco striker Guido Carrillo
- January 25, 2018

Though, there are only four points separating them from 10th as the middle of the Premier League remains tight. That is because with the club in the relegation zone, the future of Mauricio Pellegrino is in doubt. Fellow strugglers Southampton are trying to complete a £50 million double swoop for Monaco's Argentinian front man Guido Carrillo and winger Quincy Promes from Spartak Moscow. (more...)
Martial grabs victor as United squeeze past Burnley Martial grabs victor as United squeeze past Burnley
- January 25, 2018

The next derby is scheduled for April 7. "I think him and Marcus [Rashford] have both played on that left side and both have chipped in with goals and assists, and it's great for us that we have such great attacking flair". "It was a battle and I think you know what you are going to get when you come here", Smalling added. Anthony Martial scored the victor in the 54th minute with one of only two shots on target Mourinho's team managed all afternoon. (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Arsenal move a 'dream come true' Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Arsenal move a 'dream come true'
- January 25, 2018

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is - at the time of writing, at least - a Manchester United player. Manchester United have completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal with Arsenal that sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates. (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan's 6th club: he is an Arsenal player Henrikh Mkhitaryan's 6th club: he is an Arsenal player
- January 25, 2018

Motherwell have given Manchester United a run for their money after mocking their Alexis Sanchez announcement with the signing of Pete Hartley from Blackpool. It was nearly like he was playing in a different match than most of the side. That could easily be Sanchez's motto, too. His effectiveness was simply blunted by selfishness. (more...)
West Brom prepared to herald defender Ali Gabr on mortgage West Brom prepared to herald defender Ali Gabr on mortgage
- January 25, 2018

In case the transfer gets finalized, Gabr will play alongside Egypt global Ahmed Hegazi who joined West Brom on loan during the summer transfer window before making his move permanent in December. Arsenal are keen on West Brom defender Jonny Evans and Mainz defender Diallo and that is an area where they are still looking to strengthen and Wenger claimed "a lot will happen" yet. (more...)
Roar coach Aloisi refuses to quit after Ceres Negros loss Roar coach Aloisi refuses to quit after Ceres Negros loss
- January 25, 2018

That was just absolutely ridiculous. But if the Roar thought the floodgates were about to open, they were sadly mistaken. And if you have a commentator going as far back to his U10 days to find comparison for Roar's defeat then you know how big an impact Ceres had in Brisbane, whose players were having problems with their jerseys. (more...)
Victim succeeds in getting Larry Nassar to apologize to her in court Victim succeeds in getting Larry Nassar to apologize to her in court
- January 25, 2018

In the same letter, Nassar told the judge he didn't think he'd be able to mentally face witnesses reading statements against him in court. Simon has expressed support for the women who've spoken out against Nassar but said she has no plans to step down from the position she has held since January 2005. (more...)
Canadians Murray, Brooks named to NBA Rising Stars game Canadians Murray, Brooks named to NBA Rising Stars game
- January 25, 2018

In any case, the game ought to be pretty entertaining and shows the strength of the young players in the league. He also ranks third in the National Basketball Association in free throw shooting percentage at 92.4%. Lakers rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma highlight the US team that will face them. They also picked a minimum of three first-year National Basketball Association players and three second-year National Basketball Association players for each team. (more...)
Arsenal edge out Chelsea to meet City in Carabao Cup final Arsenal edge out Chelsea to meet City in Carabao Cup final
- January 25, 2018

Lacazette's pull back was deflected off Rudiger into the path of Xhaka, who stuck out a leg and poked the ball past Caballero from close range. Nacho Monreal's free header from a corner ricocheted off the heads of Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Ruediger before flying into the net in the 12th minute. (more...)
Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber set up intriguing semi-final Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber set up intriguing semi-final
- January 25, 2018

But here's an interesting detail: Halep won their first three meetings, all in 2015 or earlier, but Kerber has won five of their next six - all in 2016. But she was overmatched Wednesday, which begs this question: Just when, if ever, will her "learning experience" end and the big-time winning begin? Kerber also feels comfortable navigating Melbourne . (more...)
Leeds United's new crest leads to social media backlash Leeds United's new crest leads to social media backlash
- January 25, 2018

Leeds fans better get used to it. That, and memes continue to justify all that time you spend browsing social media. Leeds United's new badge has not gone down well. The new crest depicts the "Leeds Salute", which is often seen on match days, but have a look at a selection of tweets below. Fans of the Championship club were left aghast by the new design which took six months of work and 10,000 people were consulted about it. (more...)
Brad Marchand Suspended Five Games For Elbowing Devils' Marcus Johansson Brad Marchand Suspended Five Games For Elbowing Devils' Marcus Johansson
- January 25, 2018

The Bruins and fantasy owners alike will sorely miss the feisty winger during his extended absence, as he's been electric this season, racking up 21 goals and 50 points in just 38 contests. "This is not a defensive maneuver, made for Marchand's protection". Marchand has now lost a total of $872,535 dollars over the course of his career due to suspensions and fines . (more...)
Florida State QB Deondre Francois investigated for domestic violence Florida State QB Deondre Francois investigated for domestic violence
- January 25, 2018

Francois said he was relaxing at home with friend and FSU teammate Zaquandre White when his girlfriend returned home and brought up a previous argument. White told police that Lindsey continued to break things while Francois asked her to leave the home. Police didn't make an arrest due to the conflicting versions of events. (more...)
NBA, sports betting industry at odds over 1% 'integrity fee' NBA, sports betting industry at odds over 1% 'integrity fee'
- January 25, 2018

He made it clear what the NBA's price would be to become a partner in legalizing the multibillion-dollar industry. And if sports betting becomes legal in NY and other states, sports leagues will need to invest more in compliance and enforcement, including bet monitoring, investigations, and education. (more...)
4 takeaways from the Bruins' 3-2 win over Devils 4 takeaways from the Bruins' 3-2 win over Devils
- January 25, 2018

This is news that Boston Bruins fans definitely didn't want to hear heading into the All-Star break. The Bruins, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 3.9 times per game overall this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five matchups at home. (more...)
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome head new Baseball Hall of Fame class Chipper Jones, Jim Thome head new Baseball Hall of Fame class
- January 25, 2018

Other first-time candidates who will fall off the ballot after receiving less than 5 percent of the vote are: Chris Carpenter, Johnny Damon, Liván Hernández, Orlando Hudson, Aubrey Huff, Jason Isringhausen, Carlos Lee, Brad Lidge, Hideki Matsui , Kevin Millwood, Jamie Moyer , Johan Santana , Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano. (more...)
Vikings fan looks to show Philly some 'Minnesota Nice' Vikings fan looks to show Philly some 'Minnesota Nice'
- January 25, 2018

He and the Eagles have overcome a Pro Bowl roster of injuries - quarterback Carson Wentz , left tackle Jason Peters , running back/return man Darren Sproles , middle linebacker Jordan Hicks - to bring this football team to the brink of a Lombardi Trophy. (more...)
Late shot from Westbrook edges Nets on road Late shot from Westbrook edges Nets on road
- January 25, 2018

Oklahoma City started to drain threes after making just two through the first three quarters, including two from surprise contributor Raymond Felton . Westbrook made 12 of 27 shots and scored eight of Oklahoma City's last 12 points down the stretch. Oklahoma City ranks ninth in blocks allowed per game (4.4) while Brooklyn ranks 29th (5.7). (more...)
Real Madrid Held Meetings to Improve Cristiano Ronaldo's Form Real Madrid Held Meetings to Improve Cristiano Ronaldo's Form
- January 25, 2018

Ronaldo was diving to head in the ball from near the penalty spot for his second goal in minutes. The 32-year-old remained down and was immediately attended to by the club's medical staff who escorted him off the pitch. Having established himself as a superstar on the pitch, the forward's off-the-pitch antics have catapulted him to superstardom - with much of that success coming down to his good looks. (more...)

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