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Mourinho fury at frozen pitch

The players' studs clacked on a surface that faced a routine pitch inspection at 10am local time (8am GMT) on Thursday. UEFA know the conditions and everybody knows that in mid-December the conditions in Ukraine and eastern Europe are more hard, so if UEFA are anxious about it, they should change the fixtures and not have the last ones in mid-December. [Full Article...]

LeBron: No statement by not staying at Trump-branded hotel

The Cavs proceeded to outscore Carmelo Anthony and Co. Reserve forward Richard Jackson suggested that other players may not be willing to visit the White House once Trump takes office. After the Cavaliers closed out the first quarter with a 36-26 lead, they opened the second quarter on an 11-5 run as the Knicks had their hands full with the duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. [Full Article...]

College bowl teams, schedule announced

College bowl teams, schedule announced That game completed a late-season meltdown of Ohio State's defense that led coach Urban Meyer to make staff and scheme changes that have helped the Buckeyes have one of the top defenses in the country three years running. They could have easily emphasized PSU's having more strong wins rather than the Nittany Lions' having an additional loss, but they went the Washington way instead... [Full Article...]

Magic overcome Wall's 52 points, beat Wizards 124-116

Magic overcome Wall's 52 points, beat Wizards 124-116 In other words, when a player scores 50 or more, his team has won 73 percent of the time - a percentage that would work out to 60 wins if a team sustained it for the entire 82-game season. The Magic's Bismack Biyombo cleaned up the glass, pulling down 4 offensive rebounds and 9 defensive rebounds. The Orlando Magic look nothing like the inept, divided team that left Central Florida on November... [Full Article...]

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns after eye surgery

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns after eye surgery The Minnesota Vikings got head coach Mike Zimmer back on Monday. The timing of Zimmer's surgeries raised the question of whether the coach would be able to make the 1,500-mile journey to Jacksonville by flight, where changing air pressure could affect his right eye, or whether he would need to be driven to Florida. [Full Article...]

Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State

As the seconds ticked down, and it was apparent that after yet another stirring comeback Penn State would be crowned champions of the Big Ten Conference - something that was unfathomable just a few weeks ago - Fox Sports announced Gus Johnson gushed, "With all that has happened regarding the sexual abuse scandal, this is a reckoning, a revival, a regeneration, a milestone in the healing proces... [Full Article...]

Lane Kiffin, Charlie Strong among potential USF candidates to replace Willie Taggart

Lane Kiffin, Charlie Strong among potential USF candidates to replace Willie Taggart USF co-offensive coordinator T.J. Weist was named interim head coach , while the staff is expected to stay intact through the Birmingham Bowl game against SC. Taggart took over a struggling USF program in 2013 and went 2-10 in his first season, but turned the program around and reached the Miami Beach Bowl a year ago. [Full Article...]

Did Lewis Hamilton make Nico Rosberg retire from Formula 1?

Did Lewis Hamilton make Nico Rosberg retire from Formula 1? The decision not to compete in 2017 suddenly opens a race seat at the dominant world champions Mercedes but team boss Toto Wolff reacted calmly to having a new problem to solve. The Briton could only win the title if Rosberg finished off the podium. Rosberg held off Vettel to finish second and clinch the title. "And then it was "well, make him speed up otherwise the graph shows we'll lose". [Full Article...]

Despite sluggish finish Woods pleased with comeback

Woods grumbled about three more double bogeys in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. "As far as how much golf I'm going to play, I don't know because I don't know what my back's going to be doing", said Woods on Tuesday. "I don't care how many strokes I'm leading over him, I still worry about him, fear him and I'm just going to have to try my best tomorrow". Woods underwent "swing sur... [Full Article...]

David Villa earns top player award in MLS

David Villa earns top player award in MLS Speaking after picking up his award, Villa said "Two & a half years ago when I came here, many assumed I came to MLS to retire but I came to be competitive". "To be voted MVP is a fantastic achievement and nobody deserves it more than David". "This is an important day in my career - this is an important moment for me". [Full Article...]

Royals trade Wade Davis to Cubs

Royals trade Wade Davis to Cubs Almost five months after the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman to work the ninth, the Cubs are adding an elite-level closer in Wade Davis . The current landscape of the World Series sweetheart Kansas City Royals that baseball has grown to know and love are going to soon be gutted by free agency, and soon as in next offseason. [Full Article...]

Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson

Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson The last college football playoff rankings before championship weekend were released Tuesday night, and the results were pretty much as expected. The Nittany Lions went on to win the Big Ten title game on Saturday , rallying from 21 points down to beat No. [Full Article...]

Chelsea defender Luiz plays down Aguero horror tackle

Asked for his verdict on Aguero's challenge, Chelsea defender Luiz told Sky Sports: "I don't like to speak about these type of things. I apologise for what happened", said Guardiola, whose side have gone four home league games without victory. [Full Article...]

Thursday's roundup: Cowboys hold on against Vikings

Thursday's roundup: Cowboys hold on against Vikings Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 12 of 18 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. The uncalled hit on Bradford revived memories of a missed facemask on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in an epic playoff game at Arizona after the 2009 season, yielding a walk-off strip-sack touchdown. [Full Article...]

Todd Bowles: Bryce Petty will start the Jets' final four games

Todd Bowles: Bryce Petty will start the Jets' final four games The Jets were blown out by the Indianapolis Colts 41-10. "I probably could've and he tried to cover for me", Bowles said . "That's without question. (The fans) have a right to think that, but I know what we have in this locker room and I know what we have in this building". [Full Article...]

Penn State slides up in new College Football Playoff rankings

Penn State slides up in new College Football Playoff rankings Path to the playoffs: If Michigan beats Ohio State , the Wolverines advance to the Big Ten championship game against Nebraska or Wisconsin. The Washington Huskies and Wisconsin Badgers are just on the outside looking in at No. 4 spot. Path to the playoffs: First the Buckeyes have to beat MI. In terms of resume value, Ohio State can add a win over Michigan , while Penn State can add wins... [Full Article...]

Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 060: Patriots defense makes statement vs Rams

LeGarrette Blount, who turns 30 on Monday, romped 43 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-1 on New England's first possession. The 39-year old Brady is in his 17th season, though he did not take over as the Patriots' starting quarterback until the third game of his second year, after Drew Bledsoe suffered serious internal injuries after a hit from the Jets' Mo Lewis the week before. [Full Article...]

Trump speaks with Bach to express support for LA Olympic bid

The Legislative Analyst's Office said "the state will have a few hundred million dollars of taxpayer funds on the line" should problems arise and costs exceed revenues. Bach is visiting Los Angeles to check out proposed venues for the 2024 Olympic Games. "The facilities and workforce are already in place". The accounting firm KPMG is reviewing the budget and is expected to release its findings... [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball players, owners reach new collective-bargaining agreement

Major League Baseball and the players' association reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night, concluding almost nine months of negotiations just hours before the old agreement expired. Washington's cash outlay this year was $167 million. The DL change will allow teams to make quicker decisions on whether to bring up a roster replacement rather than wait to se... [Full Article...]

Sergio Aguero let Manchester City team-mates down against Chelsea, say Sunday Supplement

In my opinion, it should have been us 3 them 1 but that's football. Sergio Aguero was sent off for a flying lunge on David Luiz and in the ensuing touchline melee, Fernandinho was dismissed after throttling Cesc Fabregas and shoving him over an advertising hoarding. [Full Article...]


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