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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cris 'Cyborg' Justino make weight for UFC 219 Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cris 'Cyborg' Justino make weight for UFC 219
- December 31, 2017

This may all sound like insane talk coming from Nurmagomedov considering he was pulled from his last fight in March against Tony Ferguson after his body shut down while cutting weight to get down to 155 pounds. Khabib started the second round with a leg kick and pushed forward with more kicks and a flying knee. All of Russian Federation, where MMA is now said to be one of the top three sports, is looking at its most popular fighter as a representative of the nation's martial arts traditions. (more...)
Raiders' pursuit of Jon Gruden could include ownership stake Raiders' pursuit of Jon Gruden could include ownership stake
- December 31, 2017

The 54-year-old coached for four years in Oakland-compiling a 38-26 record-and he helped lead the Raiders to the AFC Championship Game in 2000. The elephant in the room is that the Raiders now have a head coach in Jack Del Rio . He may not be able to control some of the reports (like this one), but it was Gruden who pulled the rip cord on the lawnmower by musing about coaching at a time when most assumed he'd migrated to the Bill Cowher don't-bother-to-even-ask phase of his career. (more...)
Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson 'going to play' in Peach Bowl Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson 'going to play' in Peach Bowl
- December 31, 2017

Our bowl picks series will let you know who we think will come out on top against the spread . "We know who we have and we know what we can do", said senior linebacker Tre' Williams, who helped the Tigers to November wins over two undefeated, top-ranked teams in Georgia and Alabama. (more...)
Pep confident City will always find a way Pep confident City will always find a way
- December 31, 2017

Vincent Kompany pulled up injured and will be missing for Sunday's trip to the capital but Eliaquim Mangala is waiting in the wings as a direct replacement for the City captain. Crystal Palace failed to find the back of the net until October in the Premier League but since then the Eagles have flourished in front of goal , particularly at Selhurst Park. (more...)
Florida State at Duke Florida State at Duke
- December 31, 2017

Guards Terance Mann (15.1 points, six rebounds) and Braian Angola (11.7 points) and 6-8 forward Phil Cofer (13.4, 5.5 rebounds) are the only players averaging double digit in points, but the Seminoles usually don't need to light up the scoreboard. (more...)
Tennessee Basketball loses SEC opener in overtime to Arkansas Tennessee Basketball loses SEC opener in overtime to Arkansas
- December 31, 2017

It's fitting that the two most surprising teams in the SEC will tip off against each other on opening weekend. "Everybody is in first place", Anderson said going into today's slate of SEC openers. Give Rod Barnes' team credit. "Dustin Thomas I thought was the difference maker in the first half", Anderson said. That's who they remind me of. Hard, aggressive. (more...)
Butler's 3-point barrage stops No. 1 Villanova 101-93 Butler's 3-point barrage stops No. 1 Villanova 101-93
- December 31, 2017

In addition to being an exciting win for Bulldog fans, this puts Butler in great shape at 2-0 in conference play. Jalen Brunson led Villanova (13-1) with a game-high 31 points, and Mikal Bridges poured in 21, but the Wildcats couldn't keep up with Butler's red-hot offense. (more...)
Unstoppable Taylor powers on into semi-finals Unstoppable Taylor powers on into semi-finals
- December 31, 2017

There are two unfamiliar names in the final four of the World Championship this year, so who are the men that have crashed the party at the Alexandra Palace? Van den Bergh forced the game into a ninth set after rallying back from 4-1 down, but Cross prevailed and will now face either Michael van Gerwen or Raymond van Barneveld in the next stage. (more...)
Iowa State edges Memphis in Liberty Bowl, first bowl win since 2009 Iowa State edges Memphis in Liberty Bowl, first bowl win since 2009
- December 31, 2017

It was Iowa State's first bowl win since 2009. Kansas was led by a trio of juniors who each netted double digits. Kansas State received a boost from Barry Brown , who was the team's leading scorer with 23 points on 8-for-17 shooting. The play was called a fumble on the field and after review, the play stood as called. Kansas State could put on a ball-control clinic in this contest. (more...)
After Van Dijk, Liverpool now targets Bosman prospect Goretzka After Van Dijk, Liverpool now targets Bosman prospect Goretzka
- December 31, 2017

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne of football.london cited a report from German newspaper Bild , which said Goretzka "has been lured to Merseyside" by Reds chief Jurgen Klopp and will follow former Schalke team-mate Joel Matip to the club. If these reports are correct, Liverpool could have a formidable midfield for the 2018/19 campaign, having already secured a deal to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig , although it looks increasingly likely that Emre Can will be leaving the club on a free transfer, ... (more...)
Playoff-Snubbed Ohio State Wins Over USC in Cotton Bowl Playoff-Snubbed Ohio State Wins Over USC in Cotton Bowl
- December 30, 2017

Ohio State also won a national championship during his freshman season. The Buckeyes, playing without star cornerback Denzel Ward, who released a statement minutes before kickoff explaining his choice to skip this game, jumped on the Trojans early. (more...)
Martin Keown hails Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane Martin Keown hails Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane
- December 30, 2017

Pochettino revealed back in August: 'Morata talked about myself, in the media he said "Mauricio called me". "For sure I would like to play with Kane, he's a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him there was no chance to leave Real Madrid ". (more...)
Alan Pardew promises struggling Baggies will come out fighting Alan Pardew promises struggling Baggies will come out fighting
- December 30, 2017

West Brom offer no value at odds of [5.3] to claim a long-awaited win. West Brom forward Salomon Rondon (hamstring) is a doubt while Nacer Chadli is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after a recurrence of a hip injury, alongside James Morrison (Achilles). (more...)
Lukaku suffers head injury in Southampton clash Lukaku suffers head injury in Southampton clash
- December 30, 2017

The Belgium global was hurt in a clash of heads with Saints' Wesley Hoedt inside the first 10 minutes. Lukaku, 24, was placed onto a stretcher after many minutes of treatment from United's medical staff and had an oxygen mask on as he was carried off the pitch. (more...)
Jamie Lewis makes history with stunning display Jamie Lewis makes history with stunning display
- December 30, 2017

After the one-sided nature of the first quarter-final, Cross and Van den Bergh served up a classic as Voltage's dream debut season continued with a 5-4 win. However, he then battled past Gerwyn Price 4-2 in the last 16 after the Welshman spurned five set darts for a 3-2 lead, before edging out five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld 5-4 in another Ally Pally epic . (more...)
UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Holdings Lifted by Affinity Investment Advisors LLC
- December 30, 2017

There were 59 sold out positions, amounting to 2.95 million shares. UnitedHealth Group Inc ( NYSE UNH ) opened at $220.46 on Friday. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Sigma Planning invested in 0.28% or 17,506 shares. Polaris Capital Mgmt Lc accumulated 248,655 shares. Brown Advisory Limited Com owns 6,100 shares. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Limited Co stated it has 2.42% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). (more...)
Spurs make a move to beat Manchester United to sign Brazilian sensation Spurs make a move to beat Manchester United to sign Brazilian sensation
- December 30, 2017

Malcom has scored nine goals for Bordeaux this season and has four assists to his name. Tottenham may bid if rivals, who also include Bayern Munich, make a move but at the moment are maintaining a watching brief. However, according to Esporte , Bordeaux have opted to turn down Spurs' opening bid for the 20-year-old and insist that they have no intention of parting ways with the player at the start of 2018. (more...)
Cold blast to ring in the New Year Cold blast to ring in the New Year
- December 30, 2017

Through the day overcast skies will stick around, as a strong Arctic cold front is set to arrive by the afternoon hours. Parts of Central Florida near Orlando - and even Daytona Beach - may experience temperatures below freezing, Kottlowski said. (more...)
United States 4, Canada 3 (shootout) United States 4, Canada 3 (shootout)
- December 30, 2017

To start the shootout, Canada's Sam Steel missed left and USA's Kieffer Bellows scored to give the US control. Canada led by two goals twice, but the USA never gave in, tying the game with two goals early in the third period. early in the third, just 34 seconds apart. Team USA (2-0-0-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) will close preliminary round play on Sunday, Dec. 31, when it takes on Finland. (more...)
BBC pundit makes surprise prediction for Bournemouth v Everton BBC pundit makes surprise prediction for Bournemouth v Everton
- December 30, 2017

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Bournemouth will claim a 2-0 home win over Everton on Saturday afternoon. Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Wayne Rooney and James McCarthy are available to face Bournemouth on Saturday (30 December) after recovering from illness and injury respectively. (more...)

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