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LeBron dishes delicious behind-the-back pass LeBron dishes delicious behind-the-back pass
- December 13, 2017

Nearly everyone got in on the fun, as Kyle Korver finished with 19 points and made 6-of-9 from behind the arc, while Jeff Green had 17, Jose Calderon tied a season high with 14, Jae Crowder had 13 and J.R. "Me being efficient just helps our team ultimately". Veteran Dwyane Wade sat out the game to rest a sore knee. Pistons starters hit just 24 percent with 11 turnovers in the first half after shooting 26 percent in Sunday's loss to the Celtics. (more...)
MS Dhoni competes against Hardik Pandya in a 100 metre sprint MS Dhoni competes against Hardik Pandya in a 100 metre sprint
- December 13, 2017

When it comes to running between the wickets or running with his pads on the field, MS Dhoni is known to make statements on the field and truly believes in the ideology of "actions speaking louder than words". Dhoni has got the 4th best ODI batting average of all time (minimum 3000 ODI runs). He will be the 4th Indian to reach this milestone after Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid. (more...)
Mata rallies United in wake of Mourinho defeatism Mata rallies United in wake of Mourinho defeatism
- December 13, 2017

United's performance on Sunday has attracted plenty of attention for its timidity, and only a string of more expressive displays is likely to salve the wounds of Reds supporters still smarting from the City loss. "He is not an very bad man". "He was my assistant at Barcelona ". The Dutchman was much less kind when discussing United CEO Ed Woodward and the way he handled the decision to remove Van Gaal. (more...)
Tyson Fury accepts backdated UKAD ban; still requires boxing licence Tyson Fury accepts backdated UKAD ban; still requires boxing licence
- December 13, 2017

Although Tyson Fury has received a two-year ban, the punishment has been handed out retrospectively. Fury, whose last fight was two years ago when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, blamed the failed test on eating uncastrated wild boar. (more...)
Minnesota Timberwolves, 118 Philadelphia 76ers Minnesota Timberwolves, 118 Philadelphia 76ers
- December 13, 2017

The Sixers, thanks to four losses in a row, fell to 13-13 on the season - still a strong start considering their hard schedule to begin the season. "Last year I was really excited to play against him", Embiid said. This is a team that flourishes when Embiid or Simmons take over. "If you're exhausted, run some extra laps at practice". 76ers: Simmons, who entered averaging 18 points per game, didn't score until 1:17 remained in the fourth quarter when he had a dunk. (more...)
Father asks Swaraj to help bring back teen footballer's body Father asks Swaraj to help bring back teen footballer's body
- December 13, 2017

Her parents accused the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) officials of not helping them enough by providing timely information and also of not taking care of the young students in Australia. The school girl, Nitisha Negi, was one of the five Indian footballers who were swept away by a huge wave on Sunday. SGFI secretary-general Rajesh Mishra confirmed the news. (more...)
West Ham captain Noble on beating Chelsea: I do like winning derbies West Ham captain Noble on beating Chelsea: I do like winning derbies
- December 13, 2017

Despite the win, Moyes team remains in the relegation zone. Hart has endured a torrid start to the season since joining the Hammers on loan from Manchester City , and his hopes of making England's World Cup team are fading as he misses out on games. (more...)
There Is No Stopping Record Breakers Manchester City This Season There Is No Stopping Record Breakers Manchester City This Season
- December 13, 2017

An uninspiring season on loan at Stoke failed to rebuild his reputation and the Ivory Coast forward is now back at the Liberty Stadium for a second spell. "We have to keep our feet on the floor and keep working hard, preparing physically and mentally", he said. Kyle Bartley is back in training following a long-term knee injury but will not face City. (more...)
Yankees might be happy they missed out on Shohei Ohtani Yankees might be happy they missed out on Shohei Ohtani
- December 13, 2017

Although a first-degree sprain is considered mild, further damage could require Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery. Ohtani underwent the procedure on October 20 in Tokyo, according to the report. Angels general manager Billy Eppler, who began scouting Ohtani when he worked as a Yankees executive, told Yahoo: "Shohei underwent a thorough physical with MRI scans to both his elbow and his shoulder". (more...)
Cubs Sign Pitcher Drew Smyly To 2-Year Deal Cubs Sign Pitcher Drew Smyly To 2-Year Deal
- December 13, 2017

Because the typical recovery time from ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is 12 to 15 months, Smyly is likely to miss most or all of the 2018 season, as well. Before suffering the elbow injury in March with the Mariners, Smyly, 28, went 31-27 with two saves and a 3.74 ERA in 156 career games, including 85 starts, with the Tigers and Rays. (more...)
Zidane: Reputation Will Not Win CWC For Madrid Zidane: Reputation Will Not Win CWC For Madrid
- December 13, 2017

Here, we look back at the three previous teams who held double-figure leads at halfway and how they fared. On not getting ahead of themselves: "We've got the semi-final first, and we have to win it, so that we can then start thinking about the final". (more...)
Crystal Palace taking the positives from results, says Jeffrey Schlupp Crystal Palace taking the positives from results, says Jeffrey Schlupp
- December 13, 2017

Hodgson insisted he had never doubted his players' ability to recover from losing their first seven games without scoring a goal but even with Wilfried Zaha's form irrepressible, he envisages more tricky days ahead. Indeed, it looked as though the Eagles' best chance had come and gone when Ruben Loftus-Cheek failed to shoot on target as Heurelho Gomes flapped at a rare risky cross. (more...)
JK Rowling made Companion of Honour JK Rowling made Companion of Honour
- December 13, 2017

Harry Potter was born, and on her return home that night, Rowling immediately began writing what would become the first book of the series - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and designer Sir Terence Conran were also announced to join Rowling and Smith in the Order, but are yet to formally receive their honours. (more...)
India's Predicted XI For The Second ODI India's Predicted XI For The Second ODI
- December 13, 2017

India has won last 4 of the 5 ODIs played in Mohali and will hope to continue the trend against Sri Lanka and level the series. Not many teams have been able to win a cricket series on Indian soil in recent times. Sourav Ganguly told India Today, "There is a lesson for India to learn from the collapse in the 1st ODI and that is that Ajinkya Rahane must play in the ODI team". (more...)
Gary Neville: 'Romelu Lukaku struggled with confidence in derby' Gary Neville: 'Romelu Lukaku struggled with confidence in derby'
- December 13, 2017

Lukaku was said to be at the centre of the fracas - which Mourinho supposedly started by charging into Manchester City's dressing room - and the 24-year-old was even accused of throwing a bottle that cut open Mikel Arteta's head. He became involved in a heated exchange with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, with the two shouting at each-other in Portuguese. "I'm not just talking about struggling in terms of missing a chance, he struggled at being in the game and being confident in the game". (more...)
Kawhi Leonard 'Probable' for Season Debut Tonight Kawhi Leonard 'Probable' for Season Debut Tonight
- December 13, 2017

In his absence, the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge (22.7 points per game) have carried the load for San Antonio, which only makes the Spurs even more risky once Kawhi - who has placed third in MVP voting for the past two years - returns, which is apparently going to be on Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks if reports are to be believed. (more...)
Dave Dombrowski Sheds Light On Red Sox's Pursuit Of Shohei Ohtani Dave Dombrowski Sheds Light On Red Sox's Pursuit Of Shohei Ohtani
- December 13, 2017

The Mariners have been busy, trading for Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon , while the Angels made a splash by signing Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani . The Seattle Mariners also bolstered their lineup by adding the speedy Dee Gordon via trade from the Marlins. (more...)
Porzingis, Knicks slip past Lakers in OT Porzingis, Knicks slip past Lakers in OT
- December 13, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle , center right, competes for the ball with New York Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn, center left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Dec. After previously missing two games because of an ankle injury and an illness, the Knicks' rising star showed no signs of ill effects from those health issues, as he's averaged 27.0 points on 45.2 field goal shooting percentage in the last four contests. (more...)
The Orioles Are The Orioles Are "Shopping" Manny Machado
- December 13, 2017

But the confluence of factors he is facing is forcing him to listen on Zach Britton and Manny Machado - listening on Machado with more seriousness than ever before. And if the consensus in those rooms is that their respective teams don't have a legit shot at the playoffs, then they should sell - every veteran player of any value. (more...)
Patriots finalizing deal with WR Kenny Britt Patriots finalizing deal with WR Kenny Britt
- December 13, 2017

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that such an agreement is a two-year deal through the 2018-19 season. Britt has 18 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns this season, but reports are that he was disgruntled during Cleveland's winless start. (more...)

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