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Other EU trade partners say United Kingdom shouldn't get a better deal Other EU trade partners say United Kingdom shouldn't get a better deal
- December 11, 2017

Economist and Sunday Independent columnist Dan O'Brien today writes: "The chances that nothing will be agreed, resulting in a no-deal Brexit, have likely been lessened by all that has happened in recent weeks, thanks to the manner in which the complexity of the enterprise has been underscored so publicly". (more...)
Shubhankar Sharma wins Joburg Open for first European title Shubhankar Sharma wins Joburg Open for first European title
- December 11, 2017

Sweden's Christofer Blomstrand, who celebrated his 26th birthday in style on Saturday with a sizzling 62 and who was five shots off the pace set by Sharma, battled to keep up with the Indian and Van Rooyen, who won the South African PGA title last season. (more...)
Sleepy's Owner Steinhoff Shares Tank After It Flags a Suspected Accounting Fraud Sleepy's Owner Steinhoff Shares Tank After It Flags a Suspected Accounting Fraud
- December 11, 2017

The giant household goods and clothing retailer experienced these losses in only two days against looming prosecutions that may stem from investigations by German investigators probing alleged accounting fraud. It added its exposure is largely to Steinhoff Africa's subsidiaries, rather than the company itself. The owner of Mattress Firm in the United States and Poundland in the United Kingdom needs a lifeline after its stock plunged last week when it delayed publication of its financial ... (more...)
Mourinho clashes with Man City players, hit by plastic bottle Mourinho clashes with Man City players, hit by plastic bottle
- December 11, 2017

City restored their lead nine minutes into the second half after another piece of poor defending. Arsenal will be desperate to win at the Emirates in February, if only to safeguard their standing as the only club to go through a season unbeaten, but United's 3-1 destruction of the Gunners last week suggests Guardiola's team will pick them off in similar fashion. (more...)
Mauboy to represent Australia at Eurovision
- December 11, 2017

He came fifth, and was followed by Dami Im - who finished second in 2016 - and Isaiah Firebrace, who came ninth in Ukraine a year ago. That performance sealed the deal for Australia to be invited into the competition as a wildcard entrant, with Dami Im getting close to winning it in 2016 and Guy Sebastian and Isaiah Firebrace finishing in the top 10. (more...)
Kookaburras defend Hockey World League title Kookaburras defend Hockey World League title
- December 11, 2017

Argentina entered the final as world No.1 but slipped a rung in defeat. Earlier, Jeremy Hayward opened the scoring from a penalty corner in the 17th minute, but Argentina levelled within 60 seconds via Agustin Bugallo. Eddie Ockenden came closest to give Australia the lead a few seconds prior to the close of the third quarter. "It feels awesome", Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles said. (more...)
Best Memes of Giancarlo Stanton Traded to the New York Yankees Best Memes of Giancarlo Stanton Traded to the New York Yankees
- December 11, 2017

The fact the Yankees have planned a press conference for Stanton would seemingly signal they have acquired the 2017 National League MVP. The Dodgers, reportedly, were the only other team to which he'd accept a trade. While he may not reach Giancarlo Stanton-levels of production, he's no poor man's slugger, and could certainly help supplement a Cardinals offense that ranked fifth-best among all NL teams in 2017. (more...)
Oladipo explodes for 47 points to lead Pacers past Nuggets in OT
- December 11, 2017

The Pacers guard had a career-high 47 points in the Indiana Pacers' 126-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. In between, the Pacers finished the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to tie it. Lyles and Harris are two of the most recent well-known IN prep stars to make it to the National Basketball Association. Harris (Michigan State) and Lyles (Kentucky) were highly sought after recruits during their time in high school with Lyles winning a state championship his senior year. (more...)
Seattle Seahawks Spark Brawl In Game Against Jaguars Seattle Seahawks Spark Brawl In Game Against Jaguars
- December 11, 2017

It's the first time since 2010 that the Jaguars have had the outright division lead this late in a season. Tensions boiled over on the field after members of the Seahawks defensive line crashed the Jaguars' victory formation. Seattle had a chance to tie the game before halftime, but kicker Blair Walsh missed wide right from 38 yards with 16 seconds left in the second quarter. (more...)
England batsman suspended after Perth bar incident England batsman suspended after Perth bar incident
- December 11, 2017

As per the recent reports in ESPNcricinfo, Duckett was all set to play in the England XI side in the match at Perth. "Following a disciplinary hearing with England Lions player Ben Duckett , ECB can confirm the following measures have been placed on the player", the ECB statement said. (more...)
Former Tigers Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame Former Tigers Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame
- December 11, 2017

The Modern Era Committee has elected former pitcher Jack Morris and former shortstop Alan Trammell to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as of Sunday night. He had a high 3.90 ERA but pitched 28 shutouts and had 175 complete games. "Congrats to Jack. One of the most fierce competitors our game has ever known". (more...)
Eagles rule Carson Wentz out with knee injury Eagles rule Carson Wentz out with knee injury
- December 11, 2017

Check back to inforum.com for more on this developing story. Wentz, who was selected second in the 2016 draft, was 23 of 41 for 291 yards with four touchdown passes and an interception before exiting. Nick Foles immediately began practicing snaps with center Jason Kelce on the sideline in anticipation of going in. Wentz has been having a tremendous season and his name is at the forefront of the NFL's MVP race. (more...)
La Liga round-up: Atletico Madrid climb above Real Madrid with win La Liga round-up: Atletico Madrid climb above Real Madrid with win
- December 11, 2017

After a shaky start to the fixture, Barcelona settled and began to show their dominance at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal midfielder Roberto Soriano was the Yellow Submarine's main threat, seeing an acrobatic effort well saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and firing one shot wide from just out the side box. (more...)
Cubs agree to terms with former Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow Cubs agree to terms with former Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow
- December 11, 2017

With the potential loss of free agent closer Wade Davis , rumored to test the free agency market, Morrow will conceivably be slotted into the closer role for the north siders. It is also rumored that Chicago will pursue a deal with starting pitcher Alex Cobb as the MLB Winter Meetings kick off. While Morrow has never served as a team's main closing option, he proved last season that he could be counted on with games on the line. (more...)
Chelsea boss admits he's only 'satisfied' with key man Chelsea boss admits he's only 'satisfied' with key man
- December 11, 2017

The ex-Italy coach was frustrated at the club's failure to bring in more players during the last transfer window. "This is not our case this season". The Hammers beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday (Sunday NZ time) with Reid contributing to a clean sheet after returning from a hamstring niggle. (more...)
Trubisky, Howard lead Bears over hapless Bengals 33-7 Trubisky, Howard lead Bears over hapless Bengals 33-7
- December 11, 2017

Tarik Cohen ran for 80 yards, and Kendall Wright caught 10 passes for 107 yards - the first Bears receiver to top 100 yards this season. Bears head coach John Fox is often criticized for being too conservative, but he opted to give Trubisky a chance on 4th-and-3 at Cincinnati's 34 late in the first half. (more...)
Tom Savage departs with possible concussion, scary reaction to hit Tom Savage departs with possible concussion, scary reaction to hit
- December 10, 2017

The Texans have yet to release an update on Savage's status for the remainder of Sunday's game. Brown suffered the injury during practice before sitting out the Seahawks game. Undrafted rookie Darrell Williams Jr. will serve as the swing tackle while Tim Barnes will be the backup along the interior. Meanwhile, defensive end Aaron Lynch is active for the first time since suffering a calf strain in Week 6. (more...)
With Franken out, Minnesota politics just became the focus of the nation With Franken out, Minnesota politics just became the focus of the nation
- December 10, 2017

He told reporters at an event in Minneapolis that he's looking for a "great senator" and "there are a number people who fit that bill". While some Democrats believe he should appoint a candidate who will immediately begin raising money and putting together an apparatus for a statewide run, others worry how that might look: Dayton playing kingmaker before the voters have their say. (more...)
Anthony Joshua reacts to Joseph Parker's recent antics Anthony Joshua reacts to Joseph Parker's recent antics
- December 10, 2017

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua is poised for a blockbuster 2018, with bouts against WBO title-holder Parker, WBC king Deontay Wilder and the unbeaten Tyson Fury all potentially in the offing. "Two; he could fight Joshua in a unification fight". "We haven't had a unified champion for a while and there's something special about a unification". (more...)
Irving, Scandrick, Durant Will Not Play In Sunday's Game vs. Giants Irving, Scandrick, Durant Will Not Play In Sunday's Game vs. Giants
- December 10, 2017

This is obviously a huge blow to the Cowboys, who are trying to make one final push for the playoffs. Durant, who has only played in seven games this season, will be missing his second straight game with a concussion. The Cowboys had hoped the extra time off would be sufficient for Irving to pass through the concussion protocol, but he has yet to be cleared. Right tackle La'el Collins also missed all three practices with a bulging disk in his back. (more...)

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