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Spain risk World Cup expulsion? Spain risk World Cup expulsion?
- December 16, 2017

According to El País newspaper, the Spanish soccer team received a letter from the International Soccer Federation (FIFA) in which it warns that the government interference in the electoral process may lead to its suspension as a member of the organization and the exclusion of all its competitions. (more...)
Time running out in title race, says 'realistic' Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Time running out in title race, says 'realistic' Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
- December 16, 2017

Musonda recently signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, with Blues boss Antonio Conte considered a huge fan of the highly-rated 21-year-old. This includes cerebral palsy teams and players with acquired brain injuries. "No worries about injuries". "It was very good that we showed from the start we wanted to win against Huddersfield and that's the mentality we need in every game". (more...)
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally
- December 15, 2017

The resistance leadership said that imposition of strict "curfews, caging resistance leaders and conducting raids and blocking all the roads reflects the acceptance of defeat by the authorities as it signifies their nervousness and fear of exposure just on the call of peaceful rallies given by the resistance camp". (more...)
Ravindra Jadeja slams six sixes in an over in SCA T20 tournament Ravindra Jadeja slams six sixes in an over in SCA T20 tournament
- December 15, 2017

Jadeja's onslaught began in the 10th over and it was in the 15th over of the match that he hit the six sixes. He is now honing his game in the local cricket matches of Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA). However, it was brutal enough to seal the game for his side. It was in the 15th over of the match when Jadeja clobbered off-spinner Nilam Vamja for six sixes in the over. (more...)
Russian Federation to send athletes to Olympics under neutral flag Russian Federation to send athletes to Olympics under neutral flag
- December 15, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin had already said the state would not stand in the way of those wanting to compete. The Russian Olympic Committtee president, Zhukov, said that his committee had chose to swallow the IOC punishment in order to let athletes compete, saying they "have taken the blow ourselves, so as to give athletes the chance to realize their Olympic dreams". (more...)
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics Odds Preview 12/13/17 Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics Odds Preview 12/13/17
- December 15, 2017

But I anticipate Marcus - well, you know what, I probably shouldn't even say because we're in the process of developing an actual day-by-day plan over the next month or so. The Celtics shot a season-high 60 percent from the field. The Nuggets rank eighth in rebounds per game (44.9) while the Celtics rank 13th in rebounds allowed per game (42.6). (more...)
Dolphins' upset win over Patriots officially ends Texans' playoff chances Dolphins' upset win over Patriots officially ends Texans' playoff chances
- December 15, 2017

The locker room wasn't in very good spirits and the plane flight home was very quiet. Because of the way the schedules play out, the Texans now lose every conceivable tiebreaker even if they win the final three games. "We've had a lot of good nights this year". The Boston Celtics don't want to be known as the team that can't win without one player, so they might need to find out if last night's blow-out loss to the Chicago Bulls was just an anomaly. (more...)
Lasith Malinga dropped for T20s vs Lasith Malinga dropped for T20s vs
- December 15, 2017

His BPL absence was reportedly due to personal reasons, and the 34-year-old is not included in Sri Lanka's 15-man party to face India in three T20s beginning on December 20. Perera who had a good start to his captaincy career after the visitors bundled out India for 112 and later clinched victory by 7 wickets in Dharamsala would lead the side. (more...)
Sam Allardyce Admits Ross Barkley May Leave Everton Sam Allardyce Admits Ross Barkley May Leave Everton
- December 15, 2017

Allardyce, who was appointed as the Everton manager last month, has suggested that the 24-year-old could return to action soon. You know the Big Sam effect is working, when opposing managers start complaining about the way Everton are playing, rather than taking responsibility for their own team's performance. (more...)
Fury cleared to fight again Fury cleared to fight again
- December 15, 2017

A crucial part of Fury's defence in his UKAD hearing was that he wasn't informed that he might be banned at the start of a 16-month delay, between his positive test and being charged, according to the organisation's chief executive Nicole Sapstead. (more...)
Oliver Kahn: I should've listened to Fergie and joined Man Utd Oliver Kahn: I should've listened to Fergie and joined Man Utd
- December 15, 2017

The story goes that Ferguson had been keen on Van Der Sar for some time but Kahn's account is not only that he had the chance to go to United, but that the legendary boss is still angry with him about it. Khan added: "I have stored the final against United away in my mind as a Champions League victory". They ended up getting Edwin van Der Sar in from Fulham in 2005 and he was utterly brilliant, playing an integral role in four Premier League title wins, as well as the 2008 Champions League ... (more...)
ESPN releases anchor's text messages after sexual harassment accusation ESPN releases anchor's text messages after sexual harassment accusation
- December 15, 2017

She filed a complaint this summer with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, detailing her alleged experience with sexual harassment at ESPN . Walsh was so anxious about her job that she decided not to call in sick when she started bleeding from a miscarriage during a work trip to Alabama. (more...)
Shea Patterson Explained Why He's Transferring To Michigan Shea Patterson Explained Why He's Transferring To Michigan
- December 15, 2017

Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) tries to avoid the pressure from Auburn Tigers linebacker Jeff Holland (4) during a football game between the Auburn Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels, Saturday, October 7, 2017 on October 6, 2017, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (more...)
I'd Make Signing In January Transfer Window In These Circumstances - Jose Mourinho I'd Make Signing In January Transfer Window In These Circumstances - Jose Mourinho
- December 15, 2017

Mourinho and Willian worked alongside each other during the former's second spell in charge of Chelsea , and the Portuguese gaffer got the best out of his star during his time at the helm. Do you think Willian would be a regular starter at United? He added: "The match is very hard". "It is only over in May, if it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles ". (more...)
Sam Allardyce provides Ross Barkley injury update Sam Allardyce provides Ross Barkley injury update
- December 15, 2017

But Big Sam is still without a number of his big-name players due to long-term injury, and the boss has admitted he is hoping to reshuffle his large squad when the window opens. I would hate that to happen but it might do'. The Toffees have been completely transformed since the former Crystal Palace manager took over the reigns, having conceded just one goal and gained seven points in three Premier League matches. (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins November Premier League Player of the Month award Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins November Premier League Player of the Month award
- December 15, 2017

He has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, his first at Anfield following his £39million summer transfer from Roma . The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and nearly single-handedly taking Egypt to their first World Cup finals since 1990. (more...)
Orioles Still Mulling Possible Manny Machado Trade Orioles Still Mulling Possible Manny Machado Trade
- December 15, 2017

Several teams have put in their trade offers to the Orioles for the third baseman, whose also considering switching back to shortstop. As the Cubs completed their trip to Florida for the winter meetings by securing three pitchers, the White Sox planted the seeds for a potential franchise-changing move. (more...)
4-2-3-1: How Arsenal Could Line up vs Newcastle 4-2-3-1: How Arsenal Could Line up vs Newcastle
- December 15, 2017

They visit struggling Crystal Palace on 28 December and travel to West Bromwich Albion three days later before opening 2018 with the small matter of a home meeting with Chelsea on 3 January. A 0-0 stalemate at West Ham United on Wednesday left the Gunners in seventh place, and Arsene Wenger's side are in desperate need of a resurgence entering the tough winter schedule. (more...)
Danny Rose: Manchester City Danny Rose: Manchester City "look frightening"
- December 15, 2017

Son Heung-Min has told ESPN Brasil that "everyone will be watching" Tottenham's match at Manchester City on Saturday but says he thrives on the pressure. "We're strong enough and we can score goals in any games". Manchester City are winless in four Premier League games against Spurs (W0 D1 L3) since a run of four consecutive victories between November 2013 and May 2015. (more...)
Simeone would sanction Griezmann sale Simeone would sanction Griezmann sale
- December 15, 2017

When asked about the links away from Madrid in an interview with L'Equipe (h/t AS), Simeone insisted he wouldn't keep Griezmann around against his will. And of the two, says The Independent , it is Barça who are now in pole position to snap up the 26-year-old, the newspaper revealing on Wednesday that the Blaugrana are understood to be "very far ahead" of United, who had appeared set to secure the Frenchman's signature at the end of last season. (more...)