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Liverpool fear no one in Champions League last 16 Liverpool fear no one in Champions League last 16
- December 09, 2017

However, they will be restricted from being drawn against clubs from their own Football association, as well as the team who finished second in their group. Chelsea (Group C runners-up): Paris St-Germain, Barcelona or Besiktas. Neighbors Manchester United , winners of Group A face no easy task either, and could also be in the running to face either Bayern Munich , Juventus , Sevilla , Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto or Real Madrid . (more...)
Manny Pacquiao sets deadline for Conor McGregor fight
- December 09, 2017

When Pacquiao's plans for China were first announced in 2014, he said that he believed the partnership could help thaw frosty ties between the Philippines and China, who were engaged in a territorial maritime dispute in the South China Sea. (more...)
Pochettino seeks new dynamic for Tottenham Pochettino seeks new dynamic for Tottenham
- December 09, 2017

The 45-year-old says Spurs will need to do their business as early as possible to avoid competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City , Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Spurs have managed to beat Real Madrid , Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia during their hard run of domestic results to keep spirits somewhat elevated. (more...)
Lavrov: Tillerson hints at 'deal of century' on Israeli-Palestinian settlement Lavrov: Tillerson hints at 'deal of century' on Israeli-Palestinian settlement
- December 09, 2017

Lavrov says North Korea's main goal in the talks is security guarantees. 'Our American colleagues, (including) Rex Tillerson , have heard this'. There was no word out of the State Department on any USA response to such talks. A few days later the US and South Korea kicked off their largest joint air exercise ever, an operation North Korea labelled an "all-out provocation". (more...)
United Kingdom jeweller refuses to make replicas of Meghan Markle's ring United Kingdom jeweller refuses to make replicas of Meghan Markle's ring
- December 09, 2017

But it is never too early to start planning for future seasons, right? The jewellery maker who worked on the engagement ring Prince Harry gave to Meghan Markle says it's been inundated with requests for replicas - but won't be taking any orders for copycat rings. (more...)
India could become No.1 ranked in ODIs after Sri Lanka series India could become No.1 ranked in ODIs after Sri Lanka series
- December 09, 2017

The primary objective for chief coach Ravi Shastri and Rohit will be to look at various combinations in both departments. Toss will take place at 11:00 AM IST. Kuldeep Yadav is likely to miss out as Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal consistently performed well against New Zealand last month. While it's unlikely that he will get his maiden cap before India have secured an unassailable lead in the three-match series, Kaul said he isn't thinking about the competition and is instead focussed ... (more...)
Bengals S George Iloka wins appeal over Antonio Brown hit Bengals S George Iloka wins appeal over Antonio Brown hit
- December 09, 2017

A day later, the league suspended JuJu Smith-Schuster one game for this hit on Vontaze Burfict . In his letter to Iloka notifying him of the suspension, Runyan stated that Iloka violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 which prohibits forcibly hitting a defenseless player's head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder. (more...)
Lions QB Matthew Stafford throwing again, has two fingers taped Lions QB Matthew Stafford throwing again, has two fingers taped
- December 09, 2017

Unofficially, the quarterback is expected to start Sunday's game against the Buccaneers barring a setback. Regardless, backup Jake Rudock received a large dose of practice repetitions this week. (more...)
England provisionally suspend Ben Duckett after 'alcohol-related incident' England provisionally suspend Ben Duckett after 'alcohol-related incident'
- December 09, 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed Duckett has been stood down on "disciplinary grounds" pending an investigation amid reports of an alcohol-related incident. Star all-rounder Ben Stokes is also at the centre of attention following a fight and subsequent police investigation in Bristol back in September. He warned they must be "smarter" with the situations they place themselves in. (more...)
Faried, Barton Lead Nuggets to Win Over Magic Faried, Barton Lead Nuggets to Win Over Magic
- December 09, 2017

The Magic now rank 23rd in the league with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.181, while Denver ranks second in FTA rate allowed (0.161). After falling behind by 11 points in the first quarter, the Nuggets outscored Orlando 67-45 in the second and third periods to take control. (more...)
West Ham boss David Moyes lauds 'fantastic' Chelsea West Ham boss David Moyes lauds 'fantastic' Chelsea
- December 09, 2017

Asked if he is surprised they have performed so poorly, he said: "Yes". "We have got cup games and an incredibly busy period". Chelsea do not have any major injury absentees except David Luiz who will miss the trip with a knee injury. (more...)
Liverpool left-back Moreno out for up to six weeks Liverpool left-back Moreno out for up to six weeks
- December 09, 2017

I only spoke about it [starting Henderson at the weekend] because people would think 'fantastic story, so make a s*** story of it". During today's pre-Everton press conference, Klopp was asked if his captain's exclusion from that match was a sign of the times, a signal that Henderson's standing at the club was now no different than any of these other run-of-the-mill professional football players. (more...)
Warriors beat Pistons 102-98 to finish unbeaten trip Warriors beat Pistons 102-98 to finish unbeaten trip
- December 09, 2017

No worries, though - the basketball gods were shining on the Warriors yet again. In Sunday night's 123-95 win over the Heat, Pachulia had eight points, four rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. It was perhaps the biggest factor when the Pistons won at Oakland in October in forcing - or benefiting from - 26 Golden State turnovers that were converted into 33 points. (more...)
India's title hopes end in 0-1 defeat to Argentina in semis India's title hopes end in 0-1 defeat to Argentina in semis
- December 09, 2017

There could be reasons to debate whether India lost to conditions or the opposition but there's no excuse to the missed chances the hosts created in the last five minutes that cost them a 0-1 defeat against Argentina in the semifinals of the Hockey World League at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar . (more...)
Accusers not happy with Franken's resignation speech Accusers not happy with Franken's resignation speech
- December 09, 2017

Franken told the HuffPost that "it's hard to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don't remember those campaign events". "I was shocked. I was upset". She said Franken "put his hand full-fledged on my rear". "Which, I don't know what other way to take groping". "I'm saying that he calls himself a champion of women, but he does these things that says to the women, 'you have no ownership over your own body.' That 'your comfort does not matter.' That 'I can touch you and I can do whatever ... (more...)
Protests in Kashmir over Donald Trump's Jerusalem move Protests in Kashmir over Donald Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 09, 2017

Heavy deployment of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were made at sensitive places in Srinagar and all district headquarters in the Kashmir Valley. Protesters were also shouting anti Israel and anti America slogan and pro Hezbollah slogans. Reports of protests were also received from northern and southern parts of Kashmir. (more...)
Class A-Public state championship game postponed
- December 09, 2017

The Warner Robins Demons will have to wait a week to play for the GHSA AAAAA state championship after the game against the Rome Wolves was postponed due to worsening winter weather in Atlanta. The GHSA has already conducted that coin toss. Warner Robins won it and will host the state championship game. Earlier in the day, ELCA beat Athens Academy 41-3 for the Class A private school title. (more...)
'Outstanding' Liverpool will be hard to handle - Sam Allardyce 'Outstanding' Liverpool will be hard to handle - Sam Allardyce
- December 09, 2017

The team beat Huddersfield 2-0 in his first game in charge and won at Cypriot side Apollon Limassol 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, even though Allardyce didn't attend that game because of a pre-arranged medical appointment back home. (more...)
Jeffrey Sandusky sentenced to prison Jeffrey Sandusky sentenced to prison
- December 09, 2017

He was facing up to eight years in prison after his arrest on the charges in February. He stated that the gravity of Sandusky's term should be lessened because he never physically touched the either victim. He is now serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence. Sandusky is required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender, which is the highest level in Pennsylvania. (more...)
Rafael Benitez hoping to do some January shopping at Newcastle Rafael Benitez hoping to do some January shopping at Newcastle
- December 09, 2017

Ashley was photographed leaving the same North London restaurant as prospective buyer Amanda Staveley on Wednesday evening, sparking fresh hope of a breakthrough in Ashley's bid to find a buyer. "My main thing now is to focus on the games and I'm doing that but at the same time, we had a meeting about August in May and I'm expecting the money we weren't spending could be available". (more...)