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Why David Silva misses Manchester City's clash against Tottenham Why David Silva misses Manchester City's clash against Tottenham
- December 19, 2017

Asked if he could have got into the side, Guardiola, who enjoyed a glittering playing career with Barcelona, said: "No way!" "The gap is big, obviously 11 points is a lot, but the league is not finished", Matic told Sky Sports . "We just need to keep that mentality going". Sunday's trip to West Brom will see Matic's regular midfield partner Paul Pogba serve the last match of his three-game suspension for a straight red card in a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on December 2. (more...)
Arians: Cardinals will start Drew Stanton over Blaine Gabbert vs. Giants Arians: Cardinals will start Drew Stanton over Blaine Gabbert vs. Giants
- December 19, 2017

On the final Cardinals drive of the game, the team had a chance to win the game. "If he weren't, I wouldn't make the switch", Arians said , adding that Stanton knows the offense "inside and out". Arians felt Gabbert made "some poor decisions" in Sunday's loss to Washington, in which Arizona went 0-for-6 in the red zone. Arizona enters its Week 16 game against the Giants having gone 10 quarters without scoring a touchdown with Gabbert under center. (more...)
FA charges Burnley's James Tarkowski for violent conduct FA charges Burnley's James Tarkowski for violent conduct
- December 19, 2017

BURNLEY defender James Tarkowski has been charged by with violent conduct by The FA. During the second half of the goalless draw at the Amex Stadium , Tarkowski appeared to elbow Murray in the ribs as the pair jostled for position in the penalty area. (more...)
Everton boss Allardyce explains why Swansea are struggling Everton boss Allardyce explains why Swansea are struggling
- December 19, 2017

That said , having assisted Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Clement has no shortage of experience with regard to working in high pressure situations and will be confident he has the ability to turn the situation around. (more...)
AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents
- December 18, 2017

Today's price is two cent's less than a week ago ($2.51) and 11 cents less than a month ago. "AAA forecasts a record-setting 97.4 million Americans will take a road trip during the final 10 days of the year". The high on this date was $3.05 per gallon in 2013 and the low was $1.76 per gallon in 2015. Jacksonville and the Tampa-St. Austin- $2.13/g, down 4.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.17/g. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas targeting first week of January for return Isaiah Thomas targeting first week of January for return
- December 18, 2017

Cleveland has relied on him heavily to carry the offense, and the defense - which looked terrible to start the season - has slowly begun to turn around. Isaiah Thomas is targeting a return from his hip tear in the first week of January, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. As most hoops fans know, Thomas, now 28 years of age, has been dealing with a hip injury he sustained last season that got aggravated in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. (more...)
Liverpool Move Back Into Top Four With Convincing Win Over Bournemouth Liverpool Move Back Into Top Four With Convincing Win Over Bournemouth
- December 18, 2017

So tight, in fact, that Pardew's men could conceivably end the weekend 13th in the table or rock bottom, though some serious bad luck is required for the latter of those scenarios to come true. "We need to bring all together that we can and play intensive football". The key thing is how we respond, as always, but that was a disappointing watch. (more...)
Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. break up after five years together Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. break up after five years together
- December 18, 2017

Both struggled to find success on track, going winless through their first four seasons. Patrick was a prominent part of victory lane . The news, which is being reported by longtime Associated Press racing writer Jenna Fryer, comes just weeks after Patrick announced that she is retiring as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. (more...)
Antoine Griezmann 'blackface' costume sparks contoversy Antoine Griezmann 'blackface' costume sparks contoversy
- December 18, 2017

The family of the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker are said to have met with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to finalise personal terms ahead of the France worldwide moving to the Camp Nou next summer. "If I did hurt anybody, then I apologize". One response called the photo a "bad idea" with others urging the France forward to delete the tweet. Several former footballers and personalities took to Twitter to express their shock with Tony Adams, former Granada coach and Arsenal ... (more...)
Rex Burkhead's knee injury isn't major Rex Burkhead's knee injury isn't major
- December 18, 2017

A dual-threat option, Burkhead entered Sunday's game with 60 carries for 252 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 29 receptions for 249 yards with three touchdowns. An absence for Week 16 against the Bills could allow Mike Gillislee to re-enter the game plan, but it's also possible the Patriots would just give Dion Lewis and/or James White more snaps. (more...)
Ethics Committee Opens Probe Of Nevada Democrat Facing Misconduct Claims Ethics Committee Opens Probe Of Nevada Democrat Facing Misconduct Claims
- December 18, 2017

Republican Representative Blake Farenthold also said this week that he would not seek re-election after accounts surfaced that he created a hostile work environment. The Nevada Independent reported on Saturday that a 24-year-old woman claims Kihuen initiated unwanted advances towards her while she worked at a Washington DC firm that had ties with the freshman lawmaker's campaign. (more...)
Chelsea To Open Contract Talks With Andreas Christensen
- December 18, 2017

There has been talk about Luiz having fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte this season after a reported disagreement between the pair back in October. To make matters worse, the 30-year-old has seen his future come into question after a fall-out with the Chelsea manager last month. The Brazilian has been out of action for the last few weeks after struggling for fitness at the west London side. (more...)
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...)