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Donald Trump slams NFL over national anthem protests: You're killing your league! Donald Trump slams NFL over national anthem protests: You're killing your league!
- November 23, 2017

A Quinnipiac University national survey released Wednesday found that while voters oppose NFL players' kneeling during the National Anthem by a 52 to 42 percent margin, almost seven in 10 - 67 percent - believe they have a right to do so. (more...)
Fitzpatrick thrives, Garcia falters in Hong Kong Fitzpatrick thrives, Garcia falters in Hong Kong
- November 23, 2017

Fitzpatrick, 23, shot a four-under-par 66 on Thursday with a round that included three successive birdies. "I've been playing well this year and I've a good chance of finishing up the year well", added Chawrasia. "When we do get the chance to sit down, we'll have a look at what was good in 2017, what could be improved on and we'll make sure that we make those adjustments and then look at goal-setting as well. (more...)
Celtic fans angry over star's performance against PSG: Celtic fans angry over star's performance against PSG: "Awful", "Not good enough"
- November 23, 2017

The objective is to finish first in the group and we are not there yet. There are lessons for us - we can keep the ball a bit better, and secondly you've got to defend better, but you also have to admire the sheer quality of Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
Chelsea star has clarified his future despite transfer links to Real Madrid Chelsea star has clarified his future despite transfer links to Real Madrid
- November 23, 2017

Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists he is happy at the Premier League club, but again admitted that he admires Real Madrid . Every year, things were said about me but I stayed. Eden Hazard continued his excellent form on Wednesday night as Chelsea beat Qarabag 4-0 in Baku, Azerbaijan to qualify for the knockout round of the Champions League, collecting a goal and an assist while starting as the nominal center forward with Morata rested and Batshuayi injured. (more...)
Alabama Tops Fourth College Football Playoff Rankings Alabama Tops Fourth College Football Playoff Rankings
- November 23, 2017

While Virginia is a 6-5 team from the ACC, with one win over a ranked team (No. 23 Boise State), The Citadel is a 5-6 team from the Football Championship Subdivision, effectively college football's third tier. The SEC champion is pretty much a lock to get in. Alabama at 13-0 or Georgia at 12-1 would probably be the No. 1 seed. The Crimson Tide has been the most dominant team all season, rarely challenged on the field. (more...)
Korea move up 3 spots to 59th in Nov. FIFA rankings Korea move up 3 spots to 59th in Nov. FIFA rankings
- November 23, 2017

North Korea were the most improved team, climbing 18 places to 114th, while Laos fell by 22 and are ranked 184th in the world. "We are looking at a minimum of playing five top class friendlies before the World Cup proper". Scotland are down three places to 32nd. Meanwhile, in the top 10 in the world, Germany are number one, Brazil are number two, Portugal are in third position, Argentina are fourth and Belgium fifth. (more...)
Wenger says Welbeck can save World Cup dream Wenger says Welbeck can save World Cup dream
- November 23, 2017

He managed only 61 minutes on his return against Watford before limping off with a hamstring issue. The London Evening Standard has reported that the England global sat out the 2-0 home victory over north London rivals Tottenham last weekend due to the problem, and was now being assessed at the club's Colney training base. (more...)
England bench Hartley for Samoa finale England bench Hartley for Samoa finale
- November 23, 2017

George was first-choice hooker for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand this year but for the last two years has had to sit behind Dylan Hartley for England . "This week it is an opportunity for some squad members who haven't been playing to put their best foot forward". "You need to go above players, you need to go to the unions, you need to go to World Rugby, and you need to address it at that level rather than just making this an England versus Samoa issue". (more...)
Chaseburg tree lighting on Saturday Chaseburg tree lighting on Saturday
- November 23, 2017

The windows are decorated, a lot of the stores get into it, everybody's ready for the holiday season, and it's just a ideal night to come downtown and watch the parade", Appleton Downtown Inc. Parade, 6 p.m., Monday on Main Street. The parade will stage on School Street, in the old PG&E parking lot, and will begin at the Red Church on Snell Street and proceed down Washington Street to the Grocery Outlet parking lot. (more...)
Liverpool make Julian Draxler approach Liverpool make Julian Draxler approach
- November 23, 2017

Arsenal and Liverpool , two Premier League clubs frequently linked with the 24-year-old Germany star, are the others mentioned, but the inclusion of City is something new in the rumour mill. While Draxler won the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue with PSG last season, he'll no doubt have had ambitions of winning much more silverware when he joined, not least of all Ligue 1, which the club missed out on for the first time since 2012. (more...)
Some Mexicans Upset By Bill Belichick's Ignorant Remark About Earthquakes Some Mexicans Upset By Bill Belichick's Ignorant Remark About Earthquakes
- November 23, 2017

It may read like a poor attempt at a joke, but the audio of the interview makes it clear Belichick was seriously concerned that the Patriots and Raiders were at risk of being caught in a unsafe natural disaster. It took a lot of manpower, a lot of hours, a lot of energy out of our organization to do that. Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Belichick said during his weekly appearance on WEEI that the win over the Raiders was nice, but the bother of it was something he might have ... (more...)
Bus spoils cameraman's view of Georgia Dome implosion Bus spoils cameraman's view of Georgia Dome implosion
- November 23, 2017

Onlookers gathered at skyscrapers' windows, at a restaurant atop the city's tallest hotel, in parking lots and on nearby streets to watch the destruction of the landmark stadium. It was replaced this season with the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door, where Alabama has played Florida State to open its 2017 season. "If this is the biggest story, we're really glad about that", Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) chief marketing and communications officer Goldie Taylor ... (more...)
Heat hold on to put end to Celtics winning streak Heat hold on to put end to Celtics winning streak
- November 23, 2017

The win was big for Miami to improve them to 8-9, but the story is the end of the Celtics' incredible streak, which the Heat had some fun with on Twitter . A 13-0 run got Boston to 91-90 with 3:14 left, and that's when Waiters took over. Dragic's two free throws with 5:15 remaining in the second period gave Miami its largest lead of the half at 43-26. (more...)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady misses practice with achilles injury Patriots quarterback Tom Brady misses practice with achilles injury
- November 23, 2017

Four other players were listed by the Patriots as not practicing: C David Andrews (illness), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder). With playoffs just over a month away, the Patriots should not be hesitant to hold Brady out of practice for any reason the rest of the season. He's eligible to come off of injured reserve and begin practicing, as is defensive lineman Vincent Valentine, but both remain out. (more...)
Cavaliers survive another scare, nip Nets for sixth straight victory Cavaliers survive another scare, nip Nets for sixth straight victory
- November 23, 2017

The Nets suffered their second straight loss and 11th in17 outings. Cleveland built a nine-point lead in the first quarter and seemed ready to build on it when James made a surprising mistake. LeBron James missed a windmill dunk in the first quarter, prompting early drafts of numerous think-pieces on the King's impending trip to retirement. (more...)
Clippers' Patrick Beverley Out Indefinitely After Right Knee Surgery Clippers' Patrick Beverley Out Indefinitely After Right Knee Surgery
- November 23, 2017

The Clippers have lost nine consecutive games and stand at 5-11 on the season, in 13th place in the Western Conference. Gallinari is hopeful to return in the next week or two . This could not have come at a worse time for the franchise. It's still very early in the season, so the fact that it seems to be that particular diagnosis is devastating news for Los Angeles. (more...)
Trump Supporters Are Coming For LeVar Burton Thinking He's LaVar Ball Trump Supporters Are Coming For LeVar Burton Thinking He's LaVar Ball
- November 23, 2017

Don't tell me nothing. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 70th National Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 21, 2017. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him. Trump said last week that he had personally intervened in the case with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping , asking the Chinese leader to help resolve the case. (more...)
Tennessee's nightmare season continues as Vols dismiss WR for profanity-laced tirade Tennessee's nightmare season continues as Vols dismiss WR for profanity-laced tirade
- November 23, 2017

He called the staff snakes, fake and accused them of lying. He apparently said he went to practice Wednesday hoping to play against the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday. Say what you want about Jennings's rant, but he clearly is a great leader for the Tennessee football program. Quinten Dormady began the season as the team's starting quarterback, with freshman Jarrett Guarantano receiving reps as then-head coach Butch Jones looked for an answer at quarterback. (more...)
UEFA fines Everton after brawl between fan and Lyon goalkeeper UEFA fines Everton after brawl between fan and Lyon goalkeeper
- November 23, 2017

However, according to Independent journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke , Silva will not resign or move without Watford's blessing, leaving Everton with nowhere to go. The bookmakers' odds on former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal tumbled until he distanced himself from the job - as happened with RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick on Wednesday after it emerged Everton were struggling to end the stalemate over Silva. (more...)
Jerry Jones Calls Off Threat to Sue NFL Over Goodell Contract Jerry Jones Calls Off Threat to Sue NFL Over Goodell Contract
- November 23, 2017

Jones also denied again that his attacks on Goodell were in any way related to the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott . Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he will not sue the league over commissioner Roger Goodell's pending contract extension, but emphasized that he still wants "accountability" in the process. (more...)

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