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Neymar shines on PSG return Neymar shines on PSG return
- December 18, 2017

Roles were reversed when teenage star Mbappe then netted from Neymar's cross in the 17th. The Brazilian left behind the side he had spent four years at to join PSG for a world record €222m (£198m). He was beaten by a pass played behind him and clumsily chopped down midfielder James Lea Siliki. Rennes thought they had a lifeline when Presnel Kimpembe conceded a penalty and saw red for his troubles at the death, but Sunderland loanee Wahbi Khazri blasted his spot-kick over the bar. (more...)
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head-to-head for major award Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head-to-head for major award
- December 18, 2017

He has so far netted 20 goals for Liverpool and he also helped his county Egypt to qualify for the World Cup after a 28-year absence. Salah has now scored 20 goals with Liverpool with half the season nearly under his belt. Rohr's strong work with the Super Eagles sees them nominated for the National Team of the Year award, although they ought to be considered outsiders for the prize, with Africa Cup of Nations winners Cameroon and defeated finalists Egypt also in contention. (more...)
Greater Manchester Police investigating alleged hate crime against Man City's Raheem Sterling Greater Manchester Police investigating alleged hate crime against Man City's Raheem Sterling
- December 18, 2017

It is alleged the man then kicked the player before calling him a 'n*****' after Sterling had got out of his vehicle to ask him if there was a problem. A statement from GMP said no report had yet been made, but they were treating the incident as a hate crime. Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Monday that the force had been "made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault on Clayton Lane". (more...)
Romelu Lukaku Out To Put Together Scoring Run For Jose Mourinho Romelu Lukaku Out To Put Together Scoring Run For Jose Mourinho
- December 18, 2017

West Brom manager Alan Pardew believes that there is no manager in the game more adept at winning trophies than Manchester United's Jose Mourinho . With that it was an uphill battle for Albion as they searched for a first win since August. Jesse Lingard then made it 2-0 in the 35th minute, before Gareth Barry pulled one back for the home side in the 77th minute. (more...)
Conte bemoans Chelsea finishing after narrow win Conte bemoans Chelsea finishing after narrow win
- December 18, 2017

Asked if Luiz is frustrated by the situation, Conte replied: "I think every player is frustrated when he doesn't play, especially when you have an injury". "This league is very hard and every game you have to put 120 per cent of yourself, otherwise you risk to lose or draw and to drop points". "When you do not score the second goal, you have to suffer", Conte told Sky Sports. (more...)
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologizes for blackface costume Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologizes for blackface costume
- December 18, 2017

The costume was apparently a homage to the Harlem Globetrotters. But before that, Griezmann responded to the criticism with a follow up post, saying, "Calm down guys, I'm fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times.it's a tribute". (more...)
Van Gaal 'Will Only Come Out Of Retirement For Revenge On United' Van Gaal 'Will Only Come Out Of Retirement For Revenge On United'
- December 18, 2017

United have also scored four goals in eight separate matches in all competitions this season, so it's clear they've been more exciting than they were under Van Gaal, even if there's still plenty of room for them to improve. "Woodward should have come to me and we could have worked on that", he said. "I have nothing against Jose". Chief executive Ed Woodward was deep in negotiations with Mourinho over a possible managerial role at United while Van Gaal was still in charge at Old ... (more...)
Justin Rose wins big at Indonesian Masters after marathon Sunday Justin Rose wins big at Indonesian Masters after marathon Sunday
- December 18, 2017

A jubilant Rose told www.asiantour.com "I have had a dream week and I have played incredible golf". He added: "It is my lowest winning score and to win by eight shots, all of those are huge positives". In his final round, he was 7 under at the turn and 10 under after 13 holes. Rose finished on 29 under par to win by eight shots from Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai after shooting a round of 62 for the second time. (more...)
Serena Williams seeks help for daughter Alexis' teething problems Serena Williams seeks help for daughter Alexis' teething problems
- December 18, 2017

Serena Williams says watching her baby daughter go through the pain of teething is "breaking my heart". Poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable, ' Serena revealed. "That feels good on the gums", added someone else. Serena Williams continues to share the highs and lows from her early days of parenthood. "I think.Anything you didn't expect to need that I'll really appreciate having in there?" Back in September, Serena Williams and her husband (then fiancé) Alexis Ohanian ... (more...)
Find out what LeBron James said to Lonzo Ball after Lakers-Cavs Find out what LeBron James said to Lonzo Ball after Lakers-Cavs
- December 18, 2017

His advice to Ball, who is dealing with media hype similar to what James experienced as a rookie, is pretty simple. "So, of course I can relate", James said. Perhaps even more so for Lakers sophomore forward Brandon Ingram, who had a little tête-à-tête with Cavaliers superstar right following the game's conclusion. (more...)
Tottenham manager Pochettino explains his thoughts after Manchester City defeat Tottenham manager Pochettino explains his thoughts after Manchester City defeat
- December 18, 2017

Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead in the 14th minute, and after Spurs rallied in the second half, de Bruyne carried the game beyond them, rifling home a left-foot shot in the 70th minute and sparking the move that culminated in Leroy Sane teeing up Sterling for a tap-in. (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in North America 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in North America
- December 18, 2017

It's a GREAT weekend for the Star Wars franchise! According to the Hollywood Reporter , the eighth installment in the epic sci-fi franchise " Star Wars " has taken the global box-office by storm as the movie got a whopping Dollars 450m opening, having the 5th best debut ever. (more...)
Oregon Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt to Stay With Ducks on New Deal Oregon Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt to Stay With Ducks on New Deal
- December 18, 2017

Rypien made two clutch third-down throws – a 22-yarder to CT Thomas from his own 15, and a 41-yard strike to Wilson to get inside the Ducks 10. NEW ORLEANS - Brandon Silvers threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score to lift Troy to an R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl victory over North Texas. (more...)
Twitter reacts to Jay Cutler's awful performance in Buffalo Twitter reacts to Jay Cutler's awful performance in Buffalo
- December 18, 2017

It was the Bills first opening drive touchdown in 20 games and they never looked back. Jay Cutler threw a pair of interceptions to Jordan Poyer and Shareece Wright to open the third quarter for Miami. Gray had another rushing attempt later in the game when the Dolphins were backed up at their 1-yard line and gained 4 yards up the middle. Although Cutler did throw for 274 yards, it took him 49 passes to get there, and he didn't throw any touchdown passes. (more...)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain defends Philippe Coutinho's commitment to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain defends Philippe Coutinho's commitment to Liverpool
- December 18, 2017

But, after missing the start of the season with a back problem, the 25-year-old has returned in sparkling form, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, including a superb solo effort at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday which set Jurgen Klopp's side on course to a comfortable win. (more...)
Watch Raptors fans give Vince Carter a standing ovation in Toronto Watch Raptors fans give Vince Carter a standing ovation in Toronto
- December 18, 2017

DeRozan gave Toronto a one-point lead on his pullup jumper with 1.5 seconds to play in the half, but Hill put Sacramento a 63-61 lead on a half-court 3-pointer that beat the buzzer. Miles hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 4:38 to play in the third quarter to give Toronto a 71-68 lead. "I thought we played a little bit slower in the second half", Kings coach Dave Joerger said. (more...)
We Know What LeBron Said to Lonzo We Know What LeBron Said to Lonzo
- December 18, 2017

James attempted to shield his words from cameras and lip readers, and Ball did the same, nodding along as James spoke. Similarly, Lonzo told reporters that LeBron , " didn't tell me anything ". Once he sees I'm about to take off, he might move out the way". James' comments can also be considered as good news to the Cavaliers faithful, as their team's franchise player wants to bring back the title to Northeast Ohio. (more...)
Raiders receiver Amari Cooper won't play against Cowboys Raiders receiver Amari Cooper won't play against Cowboys
- December 18, 2017

The fourth overall pick in 2015, Cooper is third on the team with 42 catches for 499 yards and five touchdowns. Oakland has won its last two home contests and remains in the playoff hunt with a 6-7 record. Dallas advances to the Oakland 35 on an 18-yard pass from Dak Prescott to Jason Witten . Cooper had played in 43 consecutive games to begin his career before injuring his ankle and suffering a concussion against Denver on November 26 after getting hit by Broncos safety Darian ... (more...)
Ravens blitz Browns in 2017 home finale Ravens blitz Browns in 2017 home finale
- December 18, 2017

If they win their remaining two games, December 23 against the Indianapolis Colts and December 31 against the Cincinnati Bengals - both at home - they will finish 10-6 and secure a playoff berth. Flacco hit Mike Wallace for a 30-yard gain to start the next drive. And while the Browns survived Kizer's first interception without surrendering any points, they weren't as fortunate on the second turnover. (more...)
Ryan Shazier gets huge ovation in first public appearance since spine injury Ryan Shazier gets huge ovation in first public appearance since spine injury
- December 18, 2017

During the first quarter, Ryan Shazier was shown on the big screen at Heinz Field. You may miss it upon the initial watch, so you might have to consume it twice. The 25-year-old is recovering from spinal stabilization surgery . This was a really cool moment, and hopefully it's not the last time we see Shazier in Pittsburgh. (more...)

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