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Ashes: Kevin Pietersen questions Alastair Cook's commitment Ashes: Kevin Pietersen questions Alastair Cook's commitment
- December 11, 2017

He also said that owing to a lot of distractions going on outside the field, the visitors are distracted and this is having an effect on their game. Joe Root's side will relinquish the Ashes urn if they are beaten at the WACA, with Australia 2-0 up in the five-match series courtesy of victories in Brisbane and Adelaide. (more...)
Desperate Dolphins Face Tough Test Against Surging Patriots On Monday Night Football Desperate Dolphins Face Tough Test Against Surging Patriots On Monday Night Football
- December 11, 2017

As anemic as Miami's offense was in the Week 12 game at Gillette Stadium, Landry still caught eight passes for 70 yards and kept the chains moving. With Rob Gronkowski suspended, wide receiver Chris Hogan still doubtful, and a tough Miami pass rush, this game has all the making of a trap game. (more...)
Rules of Golf updated to disregard armchair rules experts Rules of Golf updated to disregard armchair rules experts
- December 11, 2017

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, tournament officials will no longer field or consider your call-ins as part of rules decisions. She was penalized two strokes for the infraction, plus another two for signing an incorrect scorecard. Similarly, Pagel said numerous rules changes that will take effect in 2019 are meant to do away with what he called "unnecessary penalties". During a playoff at the 2016 U.S. (more...)
College basketball: No. 16 Arizona State upsets No. 2 Kansas College basketball: No. 16 Arizona State upsets No. 2 Kansas
- December 11, 2017

Senior guard Tra Holder scored a game-high 29 points, while senior Shannon Evans chipped in 22 and freshman Remy Martin came off the bench to add 21 as Arizona State climbed to 9-0 for the first time since 1974-75. In the 2nd half KU was out scored 58-45. "The game slowed down for us", Holder said. Self agreed, registering the same complaint regarding his team's lack of toughness, which he also said was evident in the Washington defeat. (more...)
Verizon strikes extensive live-streaming deal with NFL Verizon strikes extensive live-streaming deal with NFL
- December 11, 2017

Previously, Verizon live-streamed NFL games only to Verizon subscribers, over the NFL Mobile app, and only on smartphones. That means you're still limited to whatever your local Fox or CBS station would be airing on TV; DirecTV still has an exclusive grip on out-of-market games. (more...)
Boxer Stephen Smith's ear nearly ripped off in Vegas bout Boxer Stephen Smith's ear nearly ripped off in Vegas bout
- December 11, 2017

Smith will return to the United Kingdom to receive further treatment on his ear, and judging by this image shared on social media, the boxer was in good spirits despite the disappointing result. "Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot", Smith tweeted to his supporters. Smith was taken to hospital where he was stitched up in what some are calling one of the worst injuries in recent boxing history. (more...)
UEFA Europa League last 32 draw UEFA Europa League last 32 draw
- December 11, 2017

The Hoops dropped into the last 32 of the Europa League after finishing third in Champions League group B, behind Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, and ahead of Belgian side Anderlecht. The seeded teams: Milan , Arsenal , Atalanta , Athletic Bilbao , Atl├ętico Madrid, Braga , CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Lazio , Leipzig , Lokomotiv Moskva, Plzen, Salzburg , Sporting, Villarreal and Zenit. (more...)
Packers CB House (back) exits vs. Browns Packers CB House (back) exits vs. Browns
- December 11, 2017

Gordon caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from with 4 minutes, 45 seconds left in the first quarter to give Cleveland a 7-7 tie with. It was Gordon's first touchdown reception since 2013 due to a spree of 52 games worth of suspensions. Hundley and the Packers quickly took advantage. Trevor Davis then had his most clutch return of the year. With the victory, the Packers climb to 7-6 with their playoff hopes still alive, and while they hardly resemble a playoff-worthy team, the impending return ... (more...)
Ayoze Perez's costly own goal gifts Leicester late victor at Newcastle Ayoze Perez's costly own goal gifts Leicester late victor at Newcastle
- December 11, 2017

His Leicester counterpart Claude Puel was delighted. The loss means that the Magpies have claimed just one point from their past several Premier League games and lost six. The club's recent matches have been punctuated by defensive mistakes. Over the weekend Alan Shearer took to social media to complain about Newcastle's plight after the Leicester game. (more...)
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 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...)