Sports


Washington State announces five-year contract extension for Mike Leach Washington State announces five-year contract extension for Mike Leach
- December 19, 2017

Washington State University announced Monday that Mike Leach, the head football coach, has agreed to extend his contract agreement through the 2022 season. This season, Leach guided the Cougars to a third consecutive bowl appearance, a first for a WSU head coach. The 56-year-old Leach took over a WSU program that had won a combined nine games in the four years prior. (more...)
Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is now auditioning for next season Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is now auditioning for next season
- December 19, 2017

But a timetable for that decision is now up in the air. And once the Broncos close out the season against the Chiefs, most in and around the team believe plenty of change is on the way. Lynch missed the past three weeks of practice after suffering a high ankle sprain in his only start of the season on November 26. "If he is healthy, my understanding is to expect him to start as soon as that happens or as soon as he can put good product on the field. (more...)
Earnings Clues on Box, Inc. (BOX), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Analyst's Predictions
- December 19, 2017

Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 1,570,034 shares of the game software company's stock valued at $185,358,000 after acquiring an additional 520,560 shares in the last quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Limited has invested 0.02% in Electronic Arts Inc. The Tennessee-based Patten And Patten Incorporated Tn has invested 0.04% in Electronic Arts Inc. (more...)
Wayne Rooney: 'Manchester City can't go unbeaten in the Premier League' Wayne Rooney: 'Manchester City can't go unbeaten in the Premier League'
- December 19, 2017

I know the questions are always coming in the same direction. "Probably but we will take each game as it comes", Lingard said then asked if it will take winning every game to catch City. It is an injury of accumulation of fatigue. It is a muscular one - hamstring. "They have done incredibly well with the run they have been on, but the Premier League is so hard, especially now with this Christmas period coming up". (more...)
Jaguars Takeaways: Bortles makes Texans pay for blitzes Jaguars Takeaways: Bortles makes Texans pay for blitzes
- December 19, 2017

When previewing Texans-Jaguars, the thought here was the Jaguars needed to stay focused after an emotional victory the previous week over Seattle, pressure quarterback T.J. It was another "wow" performance from the guy who has battled a plethora of backlash during his career. The fourth-year quarterback has not been more in control of the offense than he is right now. (more...)
Pentagon study of UFOs revealed — NY Times Pentagon study of UFOs revealed — NY Times
- December 19, 2017

I've done something that no one has done before", Reid said. Experts doubted the shadowy unit would have uncovered anything new. "If anyone says they have the answers, they're fooling themselves". Elizondo said the only thing that had ended was the effort's government funding, which dried up in 2012. How much the rest of the DoD was on board with Reid's beliefs remains to be seen, but it's worth noting that the implementation of a UFO-watching scheme was not agreed upon by the leaders of ... (more...)
Donald Penn to have foot surgery, out for the season Donald Penn to have foot surgery, out for the season
- December 19, 2017

Father time never loses when it comes to aging stars, and maybe father time has gotten to Donald Penn . Penn is having a foot surgery on Thursday, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . This adds to what's been a frustrating season for the Raiders, who are 6-8 heading into Week 16. All of this sends the Raiders into the offseason looking to make changes to the roster to get them back on track. (more...)
Zimbabwe to be tested under lights against South African Invitation XI Zimbabwe to be tested under lights against South African Invitation XI
- December 19, 2017

Steyn is included for the first time nearly almost a year out with a shoulder injury he sustained on the tour of Australia last November. Steyn, though, will play the game and will be assessed on his fitness during the three-day practice match. (more...)
Wolves grind out one-point win over Blazers to close out homestand Wolves grind out one-point win over Blazers to close out homestand
- December 19, 2017

Portland led for most of the game, and took their largest lead of the night at 85-76 going into the fourth quarter. Not so much from the disappointment, but the pain. "I'm going to battle with them as long as I can walk", Butler said. It's a clear, easy play, you know what I'm saying? Lillard got the ball but got doubled and had no time to make a pass or do anything but hoist a hopeful, contested, long 3 that was off the target. (more...)
NBA Predictions: Heat a good bet to cover spread vs. Hawks? 12/18/17 NBA Predictions: Heat a good bet to cover spread vs. Hawks? 12/18/17
- December 19, 2017

Hawks guard Dennis Schroder goes in for the layup . Prince had scored 15 points in his previous three games against Miami before breaking out for 20 in October. Atlanta shot 45.8 percent from the floor, but struggled from the three-point line . going just 8 of 22. If the timetable holds true, Johnson would miss the Heat's next four or five games, meaning he would be out when Miami plays the Mavericks (Friday) and Pelicans (Saturday) and possibly the Magic (Dec. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund still chasing Henrikh Mkhitaryan Borussia Dortmund still chasing Henrikh Mkhitaryan
- December 19, 2017

According to Corriere dello Sport (via MailOnline's Ben Church ), the Italian giants are eager to bolster their midfield and could move for Mkhitaryan in order to add greater depth to their Serie A-chasing squad. United paid £27m to bring the Armenia global to the club in 2016, but the Daily Mail reports that they will refuse to sell him on for any less than £35m. (more...)
Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis still not speaking off the court Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis still not speaking off the court
- December 19, 2017

Since Mirotic's return, he has averaged 20 points, 6.2 rebounds and is hitting 50 percent of shots from the 3-point line. Our models project Markkanen for 27.9 FanDuel points in 30.5 minutes on Monday. He also can provide valuable 3-point production from the center position. The defense picked up in the second half which created better offensive opportunities, but a cohesive and smooth start would have been more encouraging. (more...)
Chelsea legend John Terry reveals which Premier League striker terrified him Chelsea legend John Terry reveals which Premier League striker terrified him
- December 19, 2017

De Bruyne, who was at Chelsea from 2012-14, is being widely tipped to win the various player of the year awards that will be dished out at the end of the season such has been his form for Manchester City this term. Having allowed three world-class players to slip from their grasp for relatively small transfer fees, the success of De Bruyne, Salah and Lukaku remains a constant source of embarrassment for Chelsea's decision makers. (more...)
Redknapp urges Liverpool to swap Coutinho for Barca star Redknapp urges Liverpool to swap Coutinho for Barca star
- December 19, 2017

Liverpool are a joy to watch when they get it right in forward areas - and this was a prime example of their potency. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists Philippe Coutinho is giving his all at Liverpool despite continued speculation over his team-mate's long-term future at the club. (more...)
Jose Mourinho refuses to give up Premier League race Jose Mourinho refuses to give up Premier League race
- December 19, 2017

The Baggies went into the game having claimed a creditable 0-0 draw at Liverpool in midweek, but they couldn't replicate that against Manchester United at The Hawthorns. "That enabled me in the earlier rounds to make changes, and there might be one or two, but not wholesale changes". "There will be three or four Under-23s the bench tomorrow and I won't fear putting them on". (more...)
Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) Shares Bought by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ
- December 19, 2017

Today it is now trading at $253.64 (1.21%), with an average volume 1,240.72, its volume today is 2,329,548. FLLHF's SI was 33.32M shares in December as released by FINRA. Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $14.13 million activity. Bierbower Elizabeth D sold $2.53M worth of stock. BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold $3.02M worth of stock. (more...)
Nuggets vs. Thunder NBA Predictions Against the Spread 12/18/17 Nuggets vs. Thunder NBA Predictions Against the Spread 12/18/17
- December 19, 2017

Westbrook hadn't shot better than 50 percent from the field since October 27 and hadn't done it while attempting more than 20 shots since late last season against the Nuggets. Out of a timeout with less than a minute to play, Denver had a "breakdown" offensively that resulted in a missed Jamal Murray step-back 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Was Better Than Most People's Vacations Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Was Better Than Most People's Vacations
- December 19, 2017

Elliott spent his six-week suspension in Cabo San Lucas, but he wasn't lounging around throwing back cocktails with tiny umbrellas in them. Before that catch to set up the tiebreaking field goal in the final two minutes of a 20-17 Dallas win, the Raiders held Bryant to one 19-yard grab. (more...)
AFC South standings: Jaguars clinch playoff spot
- December 19, 2017

The Jaguars are one of the NFL's feel-good stories this year, and they'll be appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Bohanon scored two touchdowns on two carries for two yards. All season, it was the defense that made the Jaguars a potential threat. Those three injuries have opened the door for young receivers Keelan Cole , Dede Westbrook and Jaydon Mickens . (more...)
Man City's De Bruyne close to new long-term deal Man City's De Bruyne close to new long-term deal
- December 19, 2017

City are aware he may attract bids from the likes of Real and Barcelona but are adamant the Belgian is not for sale. Amidst the absence of David Silva and consequent incorporation of Ilkay Gundogan alongside Fernandinho, De Bruyne operated in a more advanced role against Tottenham. (more...)