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Ireland confident of success after Joe Schmidt departure Ireland confident of success after Joe Schmidt departure
- November 29, 2018

Schmidt has guided the Irish to unprecedented success in his tenure since taking over the reins of a demoralised outfit in 2013. "One Grand Slam, two more Six Nations championships, he's brought Ireland to the highest-ever world ranking, beaten New Zealand twice - the stats really do speak for themselves". (more...)
Messi steals Ronaldo's Champions League record Messi steals Ronaldo's Champions League record
- November 29, 2018

With 20 minutes to play Messi crossed a short free-kick to unmarked Pique in the PSV box and finished easily past Zoet. The home side had the best chances of the first half as de Jong´s shot hit the cross bar and defender Denzel Dumfries´ follow-up re-bounded off the post moments before the break. (more...)
Warriors star ‘full go’ in practice, could return against Raptors Warriors star ‘full go’ in practice, could return against Raptors
- November 29, 2018

Miraculously, no one suffered any major injuries. "About 10 minutes later, while he was still stopped, the driver of a black Honda lost control of their vehicle and veered into the median, colliding with a concrete wall and then Curry's auto", adds the report . (more...)
Sissoko vital to Tottenham win, beams Pochettino Sissoko vital to Tottenham win, beams Pochettino
- November 29, 2018

Pochettino omitted Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min, who both starred in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Chelsea , from his line-up for Wednesday's must-win European showdown against Inter Milan , before introducing them in the second half. (more...)
Kyle Korver to return to Jazz Kyle Korver to return to Jazz
- November 29, 2018

This is the second time in Korver's career he has been traded to Utah in the middle of the season. Burks, meanwhile, leaves the only franchise he has ever known. "From what I know of his game, he's great moving without the ball so there's a lot I can watch of him and it'll be cool to see that up close", Allen said. (more...)
Michael Clarke says Australia 'won't win' being nice Michael Clarke says Australia 'won't win' being nice
- November 29, 2018

And I think that's really what Michael would be trying to say - that it's about that competitive edge. "Having said that, I think either side can win the series. The war-of-words stems from comments Clarke made on Wednesday criticising attempts to improve the cricket team's image in the wake of the cheating row in South Africa this year, insisting they "won't win a game" without their infamous abrasive attitude. (more...)
Postponed Copa Libertadores final to be played outside of Argentina Postponed Copa Libertadores final to be played outside of Argentina
- November 29, 2018

It had been hoped that the final of the South American equivalent of the Champions League, the first between Argentina's most famous clubs, could be completed on Sunday, but Boca asked for another postponement, as some of their players were still suffering from the after-effects of the tear gas. (more...)
Sixers no longer listening to T.J. McConnell trade offers
- November 29, 2018

Johnson recently made his season debut after being out with a sports hernia injury, and will be slowly brought along on a minutes restriction. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Sixers are "considering trading Fultz", though his agent has denied the rumors. (more...)
Josh Donaldson officially moves on to a new team Josh Donaldson officially moves on to a new team
- November 28, 2018

Yahoo Sports reported the contract would be worth $23 million plus incentives, pending Donaldson's physical. When healthy, there is no question as to the type of player that Donaldson can be. The short-term deal with the Braves gives Donaldson a chance to show he's healthy and back to form, potentially setting up a huge payday in the next free-agent market. (more...)
Chelsea or Liverpool could prise £70m Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund Chelsea or Liverpool could prise £70m Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund
- November 28, 2018

Borussia Dortmund may be willing to sell Christian Pulisic to Chelsea FC or Liverpool FC for £70m - but only if he stays at the German club until the summer, according to reports in the British media. As well as being one of the most promising young talents in world football, the 20-year-old is a US global - something which would be of huge interest to United in terms of further growing their brand in North America. (more...)
Baker Mayfield keeps making the right kind of history for Browns Baker Mayfield keeps making the right kind of history for Browns
- November 28, 2018

Hue Jackson and Todd Haley were fired in October in hopes to improve the Cleveland Browns who were' facing a slump around that time. "Everybody can have their spin on it but that's how I feel". But on Monday morning, ESPN analyst Damien Woody joined the First Take desk and suggested that Mayfield's comments were childish. Things happen in pro football. (more...)
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: 'I quizzed each player on Tottenham Hotspur defeat' Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: 'I quizzed each player on Tottenham Hotspur defeat'
- November 28, 2018

The 29-year-old Frenchman has made 11 appearances for the north London club this term across all competitions scoring no goals but tallying one assist in the process. Maybe it's only a question of time. If they want to man-mark Jorginho, Kante can receive the ball. "When the ball is on the left he has to stay very close to Jorginho". (more...)
Tiger Woods pens GolfTV deal Tiger Woods pens GolfTV deal
- November 28, 2018

It will provide what is described as an "unparalleled opportunity" to get close to Woods' practice routines, preparation and life on the road through a variety of programming showcased exclusively on GOLFTV. That's important to me. "I've been watching Discovery and David Zaslav build up a global sports platform with Eurosport, the Olympics and the launch of GolfTV with us at the PGA Tour, so I think they're the ideal partner to help grow the game". (more...)
Arsenal match switched to Kiev amid Ukraine security concerns Arsenal match switched to Kiev amid Ukraine security concerns
- November 28, 2018

The fixture will now be played over 200 miles away from the original venue of the Stadion Vorskla im. The 27-year-old won't be involved in Arsenal's Europa League group stage game at FC Vorskla on Thursday night but he's expected to be available for the visit of Tottenham to the Emirates on Sunday. (more...)
Irving carries Celtics past Pelicans Irving carries Celtics past Pelicans
- November 28, 2018

For the Celtics, a trade package would also have to include Kyrie Irving for this season at least, because of a particular complication. "This team is a great 3-point shooting team anyway, so their bigs can shoot them, their perimeter guys can shoot them, and every time we got it within a workable distance, it was either a turnover or they made a 3". (more...)
Real Madrid - Champions League - 27 November 2018 Real Madrid - Champions League - 27 November 2018
- November 28, 2018

Los Blancos will visit AS Roma on Tuesday at Stadio Olimpico in Gameday 5 of the UEFA Champions League group stage. "Games are 90 minutes long and you have to grow into them sometimes". Easily the best chance of the first period fell to Under in the second minute of added time , and it might well go down as one of the misses of the season. (more...)
Cheika slams ruling on Farrell tackle as Cheika slams ruling on Farrell tackle as "ludicrous"
- November 28, 2018

The number eight injured his neck in a 26-7 victory over Italy last weekend but was named to start by coach Michael Cheika when he announced his side to face England on Thursday. But taking advantage of Genia's intercept of a pass thrown by Ben Te'o, they made inroads that ended when Dane Haylett-Petty appeared to have crossed despite a forward pas from Kerevi. (more...)
FSU fan tied to racist post about Willie Taggart fired from job FSU fan tied to racist post about Willie Taggart fired from job
- November 27, 2018

His behavior was in violation of multiple compnay policies and the furthest example from being a reflection of our company's values". Florida State University president John Thrasher defended Willie Taggart on Sunday in light of a racist social media post about the Seminoles' first-year football coach. (more...)
Liverpool key player passed fit for Champions League clash with PSG Liverpool key player passed fit for Champions League clash with PSG
- November 27, 2018

The pair were injured on global duty and missed Saturday's 1-0 league victory over Toulouse. The French side did it without their two most expensive and talented players in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe - after the pair picked up injuries during the global break with Brazil and France respectively. (more...)
Davis Cup redemption for Croatia as classy Cilic secures title Davis Cup redemption for Croatia as classy Cilic secures title
- November 27, 2018

He squandered a two-set lead in the fourth rubber of the final against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in 2016 - a defeat that cost Croatia the title. Pouille, who replaced Jeremy Chardy after Noah changed his lineup in a bid to force a decisive fifth match, made repeated mistakes on his backhand. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich escalate their war of words Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich escalate their war of words
- November 27, 2018

Manu and Patty were the leaders", Popovich told reporters. "That's about it, don't try to get nobody too down and just lift them up". "I don't know if he's talking about a year ago or not", Leonard said ( via TSN ). Just some little, I think neat things that say a lot about a guy. Months after Leonard's tense and weird exit from San Antonio, he and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich have had plenty to say about each other. (more...)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises ‘unbelievably valuable’ Roberto Firmino Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises ‘unbelievably valuable’ Roberto Firmino
- November 27, 2018

Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the 67th minute at Vicarage Road with his ninth goal of the season before Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 2-0 with a brilliant free-kick. With the second one, I didn't like too much because we wanted to change in that situation. "If you don't do it you know they are able to score ". Unbeaten Liverpool have a club-record 33 points at this stage of a Premier League season and are just two points behind leaders Manchester City . (more...)
Tito Ortiz KO’s Chuck Liddell In Third (And Hopefully Final) Matchup Tito Ortiz KO’s Chuck Liddell In Third (And Hopefully Final) Matchup
- November 27, 2018

The ill-advised pay-per-view bout, promoted by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy MMA, turned out to be more sad and hard to watch than a fight between two legends with a combined age of 91 even sounds on paper. It was Liddell's fourth-straight knockout loss of his MMA career. Liddell won both fights by stoppage. "You gave me an opportunity to show my skills". (more...)
Mourinho SACK claim, Young Boys injury worry, West Ham decision Mourinho SACK claim, Young Boys injury worry, West Ham decision
- November 27, 2018

As he plans to crank up the pressure on his players to secure a victory against Young Boys , Mourinho was asked if his players prefer to play away rather than at home due to the expectations of United's 75,000-plus supporters at Old Trafford. (more...)
No. 11 Michigan State easily beats No. 17 UCLA No. 11 Michigan State easily beats No. 17 UCLA
- November 27, 2018

For the game, the first-year forward scored 11 points on nine attempts from the field and got to the line more than anyone besides White and sophomore big Garrison Brooks. Luwane Pipkins led the Minutemen (4-2) with 30 points and seven rebounds, while Keon Clergeot added 12 as five MA players reached double digits. Texas was simply overwhelmed coming out of the gates in the second half as Michigan State guards Joshua Langford and Cassius Winston stole the show. (more...)
Cavs have reached out to Sixers about Markelle Fultz Cavs have reached out to Sixers about Markelle Fultz
- November 27, 2018

If you have been following the National Basketball Association at all this season, you have seen the disaster that is Markelle Fultz's free throw form. The possibility of Fultz moving on is understandable considering how confusing things have been with the Sixers. Fultz began the season as a starter but moved to the bench in favor of J.J. (more...)
ESPN Analyst Crushes North Carolina’s New Coaching Hire ESPN Analyst Crushes North Carolina’s New Coaching Hire
- November 27, 2018

According to the report , an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday. The job search for a new head coach at North Carolina may have already wrapped up, and a reunion with Mack Brown is reportedly all but official at this point. News of the Brown hiring was reported Monday morning by Inside Carolina , which followed up a previous report from Football Scoop from Sunday noting there were some hot murmurs about the hiring process at UNC being connected to Brown. (more...)
Italy's rugby team don rainbow laces for Welsh legend Italy's rugby team don rainbow laces for Welsh legend
- November 26, 2018

Rome - Italy and New Zealand are the latest worldwide rugby teams to say they will wear rainbow laces during their clash on Saturday in support of former Wales captain Gareth Thomas . New Zealand said in a tweet on Friday its players would wear the rainbow laces in a tribute to Thomas in Saturday's test match against Italy . (more...)
Fernando Alonso bids 'special' F1 farewell ahead of his hardest challenge Fernando Alonso bids 'special' F1 farewell ahead of his hardest challenge
- November 26, 2018

Johnson will drive Alonso's McLaren F1 auto after spending over six hours on the simulator at the team's headquarters in Woking. In this picture, Alonso gestures during his farewell party at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, Nov. (more...)
Browns’ Baker Mayfield denies Hue Jackson of a hug Browns’ Baker Mayfield denies Hue Jackson of a hug
- November 26, 2018

Some within the Bengals organizations believed that former defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was being groomed for that position this season, but with the team's defense performing at a historically poor rate, Lewis made the hard decision to fire Austin, who is well regarded in National Football League circles and has interviewed for numerous head coaching jobs himself. (more...)

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