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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...)
New York Yankees complete blockbuster trade for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees complete blockbuster trade for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton
- December 13, 2017

Now I'm not blaming Stanton for trying to land on a team that gives him the best opportunity to win. "I'm very excited to be here and be part of the Yankees". "They're hurting, they're going to go through some more tough years. So I let that be known that I didn't want to be part of another rebuild, another losing season, and that's nearly a guaranteed losing season". (more...)
Wenger Compares Manchester Derby Brawl To Sumo Wrestling, Praises 'Regular Player' Giroud Wenger Compares Manchester Derby Brawl To Sumo Wrestling, Praises 'Regular Player' Giroud
- December 13, 2017

It happened to us, it happened to them and it's unfortunate. Giroud tied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Premier League record for most goals by a substitute with the equaliser against Southampton, but told L'Equipe that he may have to consider finding a new club in January if he can not get more regular playing time. (more...)
Major league notebook: Yankees trade to trim payroll Major league notebook: Yankees trade to trim payroll
- December 13, 2017

The trade frees up even more money for the Yankees, who remain determined to bring their payroll under the $197 million luxury tax threshold, to acquire at least one starting pitcher, their top offseason priority. Headley hit a career-high 31 homers and had an NL-leading 115 RBIs with the Padres in 2012. Headley, 33, will get a homecoming of sorts when he arrives in San Diego. (more...)
Bungie apologizes for Destiny 2 content lockouts, fixing some this week Bungie apologizes for Destiny 2 content lockouts, fixing some this week
- December 13, 2017

The company offered a detailed breakdown of the issues and their respective fixes in a recent blog post . Unfortunately, it appears that non-DLC players can no longer play some game contents following the launch of " Curse of Osiris ". What's most surprising is that it even blocks gamers from earning an achievement because you can't play the Prestige Raid and earn "The Prestige" achievement. (more...)
Pardew wants West Brom to 'fight like hell' to avoid shocking record Pardew wants West Brom to 'fight like hell' to avoid shocking record
- December 13, 2017

West Brom are 17th after being beaten by fellow strugglers Swansea in their last match, while third-placed Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions. West Brom have not had the best start to their season and they will know that if they lose this week, they will most likely be in the relegation zone. (more...)
Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer? Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?
- December 13, 2017

The NFL's greatest return man has taken it to the house once last time. When Hester was at his best, they considered that a better option than risking a return for a touchdown. The bar should certainly be higher for specialists than every down players, but if kickers and punters are now be enshrined in Canton, why not Hester? After playing sparingly at cornerback as a rookie, Hester was switched to receiver in 2007. (more...)
Comprehensive Stock Analysis Of Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)
- December 12, 2017

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.78 and Average Volume (3 months) is 5.08 million. The company trades on average around 506000. shares per market session. Opko Health has $25 highest and $6.0 lowest target. (NASDAQ: OPK ). Amalgamated Financial Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Opko Health , Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK ) for 61,065 shares. (more...)
Brewster joins Graham on Fisher's staff at Texas A&M Brewster joins Graham on Fisher's staff at Texas A&M
- December 12, 2017

Last week, it was reported Florida State running backs coach Jay Graham is leaving to join the Texas A&M coaching staff. Florida State tight ends coach and nationally respected recruiter Tim Brewster announced Tuesday morning that he'll be joining Fisher's Aggies staff. (more...)
Oscar Pistorius injured in jail fight over telephone use Oscar Pistorius injured in jail fight over telephone use
- December 12, 2017

Mr Nxumalo said at the time that the Paralympian had told officials he suffered injuries after falling out of bed. The disagreement broke out between Pistorius and another inmate over use of a public telephone, he said. Double amputee Pistorius was moved to the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, which caters for inmates with physical disabilities, in November 2016. (more...)
Chelsea prepare bid for Everton outcast amid interest from Tottenham Chelsea prepare bid for Everton outcast amid interest from Tottenham
- December 12, 2017

According to MailOnline's Matt Barlow , Barkley snubbed a move to Chelsea in the summer as he preferred a switch to Tottenham Hotspur , but the Blues are preparing to go in for the Englishman again after Spurs did not sign him at the start of the season. (more...)