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Rooney urges Manchester United to hire a manger like Jurgen Klopp Rooney urges Manchester United to hire a manger like Jurgen Klopp
- December 24, 2018

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him "improve as a person" despite the breakdown of their relationship in the last few months leading up to the former manager's sacking on Tuesday (Dec 18). The job now is to get to know the players, observe them and see the qualities we've got. "At times [under Mourinho] it didn't happen. It was nice to get the five goals, which we haven't done for a while, and hopefully we can push on from here". (more...)
Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations
- December 24, 2018

The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided not to allow Jones' fight against Alexander Gustafsson to move forward without more time to investigate the situation. White has not hesitated to criticize Jones for his many transgression in the past, but the UFC boss is confident that in this instance the Jackson-Wink MMA product was not in the wrong. (more...)
Match preview for Manchester United v Huddersfield 26 December 2018 Match preview for Manchester United v Huddersfield 26 December 2018
- December 24, 2018

Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted the mood around Old Trafford has been instantly lifted by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's smile, but denied there were any celebrations in the dressing room at news of Jose Mourinho's sacking. (more...)
St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers: Steven Gerrard says first-half 'concerning' St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers: Steven Gerrard says first-half 'concerning'
- December 24, 2018

He said: "We need a 90-minute performance for the next two games now". I thought we were much better and I thought we played with goal and showed bravery, personality and character - the non-negotiables when you wear that Rangers shirt. That looked like it could very well happen, but whatever the Gers boss said at half time had the desired effect, and while it would be wrong to suggest that his side were much improved after the break, they dug in and got the job done. (more...)
Australian Open introduces 10-point final-set tiebreaks Australian Open introduces 10-point final-set tiebreaks
- December 24, 2018

Australian Open matches that go down to the wire will now be decided by a first-to-10-points tie-break at 6-6. From next year, the final set, in case the set score is tied at 6-6, would go into an extended tie-breaker where the first player to reach 10 points would be declared the victor. (more...)
Rockets' late rally falls short as Heat win third straight Rockets' late rally falls short as Heat win third straight
- December 24, 2018

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the nine-time All-Star has missed games because of hamstring injuries on five occasions throughout his 13-year career in the National Basketball Association for a total of 19 games between regular season and playoffs. (more...)
EPL: Man Utd decide to bring back Ferguson after Solskjaer's appointment EPL: Man Utd decide to bring back Ferguson after Solskjaer's appointment
- December 24, 2018

And it is not only Solskjaer who has returned back to his former club as he has brought back a few others as well. The team certainly had a Ferguson era swagger about them, with Paul Pogba - one of four changes to the Liverpool loss - impressing behind the visitors' rapid attacking trio. (more...)
'Realization Of An Impossible Dream': MLB And Cuba Make Historic Deal 'Realization Of An Impossible Dream': MLB And Cuba Make Historic Deal
- December 24, 2018

Senator Ben Cardin released a statement in regards to a new agreement allowing Cuban baseball players a safe and legal path to play professionally in the United States. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. Previously, baseball players who defected were banned by the Cuban government from returning to the island. (more...)
Defiant Doug Pederson wouldn't give in regarding Carson Wentz's status Defiant Doug Pederson wouldn't give in regarding Carson Wentz's status
- December 24, 2018

Backup quarterback Nick Foles took over for Wentz a year ago and led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl win. Pederson says Wentz will travel with the team this weekend andis listed as doubtful to play. "This guy is playing through a lot". Foles hasn't taken a snap since Week 2 but is taking reps with the first team in practice. Foles replaced him and led Philadelphia to its first National Football League title since 1960. (more...)
Real see off Al Ain to clinch third straight Club World Cup Real see off Al Ain to clinch third straight Club World Cup
- December 23, 2018

FOX Sports 1 will broadcast Real Madrid versus Al Ain in English, and Telemundo will broadcast it in Spanish in the United States. His next four Club World Cup crowns have come during his time at Real Madrid . Shortly after a deflected pass by Llorente hit the post in the third minute, Al Ain put a scare into Madrid with two chances from Hussein El Shahat. (more...)
Colorado Rockies Agree on two-year contract with infielder Daniel Murphy Colorado Rockies Agree on two-year contract with infielder Daniel Murphy
- December 23, 2018

He still hit.299 over 91 games with Washington and the Chicago Cubs, a team that traded for him in August. He's been a postseason regular in recent seasons, including the 2015 World Series while with the New York Mets. However, after he signed with the Nationals in 2016 at the age of 30, his average has ticked up as he has hit.318 over the last three years with 60 home runs and 239 RBIs. (more...)
Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to defend IBF featherweight title Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to defend IBF featherweight title
- December 23, 2018

Promoter Frank Warren confirmed the fight immediately after Frampton's ninth-round stoppage victory over Luke Jackson, when Warrington stepped into the ring and the two had a friendly enough face-off. I was fit and strong but Josh was fitter and stronger. A subdued opening minute gave no indication of the fireworks to follow, Warrington lighting the touch paper for a staggering firefight in which Frampton teetered backwards after a left hook. (more...)
Chelsea listen to AC Milan swap deal for Morata & Higuain Chelsea listen to AC Milan swap deal for Morata & Higuain
- December 23, 2018

Higuaín and Morata are both struggling in front of goal this season with the Milan striker netting five times in 12 games with Morata also bagging five goals but in 14 games for Chelsea. There was slightly better news regarding Morata as Sarri revealed the striker has returned to full training after missing the last three matches against Man City, Brighton and Bournemouth with a knee injury. (more...)
Ball boy interrupts play as Crystal Palace edge Man City 3-2 Ball boy interrupts play as Crystal Palace edge Man City 3-2
- December 23, 2018

Common sense prevailed in the end as Marriner ordered a drop ball and Andros Townsend nudged the ball those extra couple of centimetres over the byline for a goal-kick. "The first time they pass the halfway line they scored a goal and then a few minutes later they score an incredible goal from Townsend so it was tough". (more...)
Joshua Labels Whyte An 'Idiot' After Post-Fight Exchange Joshua Labels Whyte An 'Idiot' After Post-Fight Exchange
- December 23, 2018

Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) dropped Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) with a fearsome left hook, leaving his fellow Brit unconscious on the canvas. Chisora has deducted points in round eight and eleven. I wasnt exhausted once, I was just pacing myself and I knew the knockout was going to come. That fight looks the most likely to be made for Joshua's next outing on April 13 at Wembley, despite the champions himself showing interest in fighting WBC champ Deontay Wilder , who drew with former champ Tyson Fury ... (more...)
ICC rates Perth pitch as 'average' ICC rates Perth pitch as 'average'
- December 23, 2018

Asked generally about the way his team had been treated in the Australian media, Shastri said he was hopeful the critics would help his team as they seek to win a Test series in Australia for the first time. A few batsmen were hit in Perth, particularly during the second innings, and Starc said that it was just good aggressive Test cricket and such ratings make it the batters' game completely. (more...)
‘He’s not like anybody:’ Duke’s Zion Williamson is 1-of-a-kind ‘He’s not like anybody:’ Duke’s Zion Williamson is 1-of-a-kind
- December 23, 2018

Duke struggled from deep, and Williamson fouled out with 3:51 remaining, but the No. 2 Blue Devils pushed back an upset bid from the 12th-ranked Red Raiders in a 69-58 win . RJ Barrett scored 27 points to lead all scorers. Zion Williamson puts up 20.1 points per game and is also the teams leading rebounder with 9.1 rebounds per game. (more...)
Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says
- December 23, 2018

Thirty minutes after the final buzzer sounded, Boston's locker room was still not open to media. "They just picked up their aggressiveness and they were pretty much in rhythm for the rest of the night". The Celtics trail the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks , Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers. "Obviously, some selfish play out there where ... we have some really talented guys, but we're better as a team sharing the basketball". (more...)
Real Madrid vs. Al-Ain - Football Match Report Real Madrid vs. Al-Ain - Football Match Report
- December 23, 2018

Ballon d'Or victor Modric gave Real a 14th-minute lead, and Marcos Llorente's fantastic volley wrapped up the win on the hour mark before Sergio Ramos' late third and Tsukasa Shiotani's consolation. Japanese midfielder Shiotani glanced in a Caio free-kick to grab Al Ain an 86th-minute consolation, but Nader deflected Junior Vinicius' effort past Eisa in the first minute of added time. (more...)
Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss
- December 22, 2018

A corner was cleared as far as Salah , who delivered a teasing cross from which Van Dijk stretched to turn the ball home. City can reduce the gap back to a point with a win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium later on Saturday, but Juergen Klopp's unbeaten side will now enjoy their Christmas dinner perched in first place. (more...)
Palace shocks Man City 3-2 in biggest EPL upset so far Palace shocks Man City 3-2 in biggest EPL upset so far
- December 22, 2018

Ilkay Gundogan gave City the lead at the Etihad but Palace still led 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend . City have lost just once in the league this season (to Chelsea ) and now sit four points behind league leaders Liverpool following the Reds 2-0 win over Wolves on Friday night. (more...)
Houston Rockets Set NBA Record In Victory Over Wizards Houston Rockets Set NBA Record In Victory Over Wizards
- December 22, 2018

Gary Clark's three-pointer with 2:42 to play had tied the previous mark of 25 set by the Cleveland Cavaliers against Atlanta in March 2017. I think we're getting to a point now where the Wizards, to compete.to compete - not just against the Hawks or Rockets - he has to be the best version of himself. (more...)
Sanchez denies claim he had bet with team-mates on Mourinho sacking Sanchez denies claim he had bet with team-mates on Mourinho sacking
- December 22, 2018

And that's all well and good, but what if United go out at Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday, put in a turgid display and are beaten? "With the players they've got, I bet he can't believe his luck". "[Ferguson] had a saying and I will never forget it: "If you're good enough, you're old enough", Solskjaer said. "I'm happy to help out and my job now for the next six months is to do as well as I can and move the club forward as well as I can". (more...)
Guardiola backs Solskjaer to hit the ground running at Man Utd Guardiola backs Solskjaer to hit the ground running at Man Utd
- December 22, 2018

Solskjaer and Mike Phelan are trying to fix the damage done by the club and the report adds that Ed Woodward would free up the funds for the new manager ahead of the winter window. Keane told BBC five live. And Sanchez has vehemently denied a claim about a bet he placed with Marcos Rojo by taking to social media. "We've spoken about what we expect, what standards we have on and off the pitch", said Solskjaer, who is 16th on the club's all-time goalscorers list with 126. (more...)
Cavs halt Pacers 7-game win streak, 92-91 Cavs halt Pacers 7-game win streak, 92-91
- December 22, 2018

The Pacers will try to avoid a three-game skid on Friday when they visit the Brooklyn Nets. They were, after all, up against an Indiana Pacers team looking to reestablish themselves after a lengthy win streak was snapped unexpectedly against the Cleveland Cavaliers , and these Pacers would present Toronto a tough challenge even at full strength. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp deluded to expect upturn in form from Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke Jurgen Klopp deluded to expect upturn in form from Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke
- December 22, 2018

Jürgen Klopp hailed a "very mature" performance after Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 to ensure they will spend Christmas Day top of the table but the German warned that it was no time for a party and said that as many as 105 points could be needed to win the title this season. (more...)
Dodgers send Puig, Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey Dodgers send Puig, Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey
- December 22, 2018

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Bailey will be released following completion of the trade. He went 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA for the last-place Reds last season. Kemp was owed $21.5 million in 2019, money that washes with that of Homer Bailey's . The trade will open up room under the luxury-tax threshold for the Dodgers. (more...)
NBA GMs Upset League Won’t Enforce Tampering Rules On LeBron James NBA GMs Upset League Won’t Enforce Tampering Rules On LeBron James
- December 21, 2018

The future of Davis is among the biggest stories of the 2018-2019 National Basketball Association season. Davis has not indicated whether or not he would accept New Orleans' historic contract offer. After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 123-115 Wednesday night, the Pelicans are 15-17 on the year. "If these are the rules, enforce them", one Western Conference GM told ESPN . (more...)
Manny Machado Yankees rumors: What are chances of signing? Manny Machado Yankees rumors: What are chances of signing?
- December 21, 2018

Crawford . The two-time Gold Glove victor spent four-hours and 19 minutes with the Philadelphia Phillies . With Giancarlo Stanton and his $325 million deal already on the payroll, adding a player like Machado might force the Yankees to make some interesting choices in the future. (more...)
Video shows Redskins player Montae Nicholson in fight in Loudoun County Video shows Redskins player Montae Nicholson in fight in Loudoun County
- December 21, 2018

The Redskins have moved their safety to the reserve list, which will ultimately end of his season. There's nothing the National Football League hates more than bad press, and a video of a Redskins player appearing to savagely beat a man is about the worst press you can get. (more...)

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