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Former darts champion Bristow sparks fury over football abuse tweets

Former darts champion Bristow sparks fury over football abuse tweets Former Darts champion Eric Bristow has lost his role as a Sky Sports pundit for a series of offensive tweets about the football sex abuse scandal. Five police forces are investigating. 'Everybody that works on tv is frightened to say the truth because they are frightened to lose their job, life shouldnt be like that '. [Full Article...]

Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter

After revealing Monday that they had no intention of tendering Carter a contract for the 2017 season due to the expected salary increase he was due in arbitration, the Brewers signed Korean import Eric Thames to a three-year deal Tuesday to serve as their new everyday first baseman. [Full Article...]

Darren Lehmann confident of clearing Maxwell-Wade misunderstanding before ODI series

Darren Lehmann confident of clearing Maxwell-Wade misunderstanding before ODI series Maxwell's comments have been widely scorned, and Smith added his name to the list of critics on Saturday as he spoke ahead of the first Chappell-Hadlee one-day worldwide against New Zealand at the SCG on Sunday. "(Maxwell) hasn't made a hundred for two years", Lehmann noted on Friday. "Guys like Hilton Cartwright.to get his opportunity to play and be a part of this squad in general, it's an incr... [Full Article...]

NFL lets players show off creativity, cleats, causes

NFL lets players show off creativity, cleats, causes Players across the league will be wearing bold, colorful cleats that represent the charity of their choice for the My Cause, My Cleats campaign . Suh's pair of cleats are adorned with colors and patterns from the countries where his parents were born: Jamaica (his mother) and Cameroon (his father). [Full Article...]

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury Young underwent an MRI in Chicago, and what was first announced as a right Achilles tendon strain upon initial examination turned out to be calf injury. If Young misses extensive time, it would be a hard loss for the Lakers' offensive depth. The pain looked overwhelming as Nick Young stayed on the ground. [Full Article...]

Praise Cheesus: There's now a Christmas countdown calendar made of cheese

If this sounds like a brilliant idea to you, you can register your interest at cheeseadventcalendar.com. "I know there's an army of cheese lovers out there, so show me your support". Celebrate Christmas in style with the Today's Golfer Advent Calendar! Annem says she's planning to either put the calendar in the fridge or alternatively use waxed cheeses which can be kept at room temperature. [Full Article...]

No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss

No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss Independent reporting isn't cheap to produce, even if it's free to consume. "We fully expect that, if James continues to progress the way that he has, that he'll be available to us tomorrow night", Crean said at the beginning of his pre-UNC press conference. [Full Article...]

Triple-double tracker: Westbrook goes for four in a row

Triple-double tracker: Westbrook goes for four in a row The Thunder are 7-2 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double. He's had at least five rebounds in every game this season. Kelly Oubre Jr . led the Wizards' bench with ten points, ten rebounds and two steals. Dictate the tempo of the game. Technical fouls are always going to be part of the package with Markieff Morris , and to a certain extent that's worth it if it means Morris stays f... [Full Article...]

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson runs sprints at practice, 'ahead of schedule'

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson runs sprints at practice, 'ahead of schedule' The first sign of hope for the Vikings came with reports that Adrian Peterson was running on the side at practice today. "He's probably ahead of schedule". "I think he'll be back, and he's definitely going to help this team". They're averaging just 2.8 yards per carry, and trying to avoid being the first team since the 1994 New England Patriots (2.8) to average less than three in a season. [Full Article...]

Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth

Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth But it is hard to imagine a team falling from No. 2 to No. 5 or No. 6 without even playing a game. The major intrigue in this week's ranking was how the committee would sort out the log jam among the three two-loss Big Ten teams. "When it comes down to championships you have to play a high level of defense". After CU's 38-24 victory over Washington State on November 19, a game in which CU wa... [Full Article...]

DeMarcus Cousins mops floor in hopes of keeping game from being postponed

DeMarcus Cousins mops floor in hopes of keeping game from being postponed The Kings had a little fun with the odd situation, posting on their Twitter feed: "Tonight's game has been postponed . y'all can trust the process but not the floor?" in a reference to the lowly Sixers' mantra of "trusting the process" of rebuilding. [Full Article...]

Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104 Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested stars Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker on the second night of back-to-back games. Russell Westbrook went ballistic again on Wednesday night, but he wasn't the only one. "You saw (why I called the play for Anthony)". VORP - Value over Replacement Player: A box score estimate of the points per 100 TEAM possessions that a player contributed above a replac... [Full Article...]

Apparent Ticat fan subject of Grey Cup sexual assault

Apparent Ticat fan subject of Grey Cup sexual assault That sound emanating from Ottawa Redblacks offices at Lansdowne Park was not air escaping from the Grey Cup-championship atmosphere, but rather the re-start of the Canadian Football League's off-season business cycle. Calgary needed to match Ottawa's six points, but went three-and-out. Ernest Jackson caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lead the Ottawa RedBlacks to the Grey C... [Full Article...]

Without Gronk, Brady has been mediocre — FTW

Without Gronk, Brady has been mediocre — FTW Oh where to start? Butler is having a solid season as the best coverage player in New England's back end. "I'm glad we have him going forward", the Patriots head coach said a day after word broke that the team had agreed to a five-year contract extension with veteran offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, one reported to be worth $32.5 million, $14.5 million guaranteed. [Full Article...]

Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

Penn State fans shouldn't gnash their teeth if that happens. Rivalry week gave us some great games, especially MI vs. Ohio State . It seems that Alabama and Ohio State are locked in. There's only one team vying for a College Football Playoff spot that can match Ohio State right now in terms of quality of wins. The Buckeyes rank No. [Full Article...]

McElwain makes history, fails to improve Florida's offense

The things that get thrown out there, at times, I don't know how it does sometimes. I got my hunch there might be some recruiting things behind it. "I don't know. "It really hasn't crossed my mind". FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher whipped up on Jim McElwain and his Florida Gators for the second consecutive year Saturday night. [Full Article...]

Hearts boss Neilson on the verge of landing MK Dons job

Rangers have won just once in seven league games against sides that finished in the top six last season and it is a record that requires urgent attention as they face another massive test at the Ibrox on Saturday. "There are still a few boys in the squad that were involved in those games". The future of Warburton, whose side have dropped points in eight of their 15 games, is set to come under ... [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho urges Mkhitaryan to show more aggression in the Premier League

Jose Mourinho urges Mkhitaryan to show more aggression in the Premier League The 31-year-old United and England skipper has been in the headlines of late following the publication of images of him, in Three Lions gear, appearing worse for wear during the recent global break, with Rooney reported to have been up until the early hours at a wedding at The Grove hotel. [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi's father negotiating son's transfer from Barcelona to PSG

Now a sensational move to Inter Milan is the latest speculation surrounding the 29-year old after Corriere dello Sport reported that Messi is a dream target for the Nerazzurri . The player suffered a knock on Sunday's La Liga draw against Real Sociedad, though it is very unlikely the knock is bad enough to keep him out of the upcoming match against Real Madrid in five days. [Full Article...]

Stampeders lose leading receiver McDaniel early in Grey Cup vs. Redblacks

Stampeders lose leading receiver McDaniel early in Grey Cup vs. Redblacks Saskatchewan fans poured in from all over the country only to find there was no Grey Cup hoopla here. After Burris opened the third quarter by directing another scoring drive that ended with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Brad Sinopoli, it looked like there was an easy path to one of the CFL's great upsets. [Full Article...]


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