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Crystal Palace halts Manchester City winning streak Crystal Palace halts Manchester City winning streak
- December 31, 2017

Milivojevic, having scored three times from 12 yards this season, once again stepped up to take it but saw his blast down the middle strike the legs of Ederson as Roy Hodgson's team were forced to settle for just a point against the runaway league leaders. (more...)
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus out for 'one or two months' - Pep Guardiola Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus out for 'one or two months' - Pep Guardiola
- December 31, 2017

He was sobbing as he headed to the tunnel with manager Pep Guardiola tapping him on the head in sympathy. Luka Milivojevic amazingly missed an injury-time penalty to spare the visitors an embarrassing defeat. Palace keeper Wayne Henessey also played a huge role in stopping City from scoring for the firs time in the Premier League all season. The score was 0-0 at halftime after Aguero hit the post soon after coming on with his first shot at goal. (more...)
Montella: Montella: "Siviglia squadra ideale per me. Voglio parlare con N'Zonzi"
- December 31, 2017

Conosco lo stadio, mi ha entusiasmato quando sono venuto qui con la Fiorentina ". "Il Siviglia e' una squadra che deve mettere passione in campo". Domani la firma del contratto, sabato la presentazione alla stampa il 3 gennaio prossimo l'esordio contro il Cadiz in coppa del Re. " Maresca mi darà una grande mano, ha fatto la storia di questo club". (more...)
Man Utd's Young charged with violent conduct Man Utd's Young charged with violent conduct
- December 31, 2017

The incident was not included in referee Craig Pawson's report and, after reviewing video evidence, the FA have chose to charge Young and he has until 5 p.m. "He also has until 5pm today to respond". In a separate incident, Swansea City right-back Kyle Naughton has been hit with the same charge after appearing to stamp on Watford's Stefano Okaka during the Welsh club's 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road. (more...)
Dawid Malan set to cover for Ben Stokes in England ODI squad Dawid Malan set to cover for Ben Stokes in England ODI squad
- December 31, 2017

In case you didn't know. . The all-rounder isn't available for selection following a drunken brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September and missed out on the ongoing Ashes Test series. The police also confirmed that a 27-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket in the incident which occurred outside the Mbargo nightclub in the Clifton area of the city on the evening of England's one-day worldwide against West Indies on September 25. (more...)
'Pogba doesn't look fit' says Paul Scholes following Manchester United stalemate 'Pogba doesn't look fit' says Paul Scholes following Manchester United stalemate
- December 31, 2017

The Reds have been held by Leicester City , Burnley and Southampton and the Frenchman, who captained the side against the Saints and had a late goal ruled out for offside, says the team needs to act with Chelsea moving into second place in the Premier League table as a outcome. (more...)
Chelsea hammer struggling Stoke City 5-0 Chelsea hammer struggling Stoke City 5-0
- December 31, 2017

And before the half-hour mark, Pedro proved what depth Conte has at his disposal as a brilliant first touch just outside the area, set the Spain worldwide up to smash right-footed effort into the bottom left corner. Mark Hughes may not have identified this as one of his side's more winnable fixtures but he could have done without a hammering. Willian and Davide Zappacosta completed the win late on to fire Chelsea above Manchester United and to within 13 of leaders City - who face ... (more...)
Knicks come back, earn road victory over Pelicans Knicks come back, earn road victory over Pelicans
- December 31, 2017

With the Knicks looking to take the lead, Jack knew what to do. "I made an aggressive play, got fouled and did my job by knocking down two free throws". New Orleans reeled off the first 8 points of the final frame as the Knicks missed their first seven shots. Instead, they came away nursing two losses, but if they are concerned about it, they didn't show it after the 105-103 loss to the New York Knicks . (more...)
Wisconsin Forces Miami to Break Character in Orange Bowl Win Wisconsin Forces Miami to Break Character in Orange Bowl Win
- December 31, 2017

The Canes will have a home field advantage, as the Orange Bowl will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, which hosts both the Canes and NFL's Miami Dolphins for regular season home games. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Freshman Keytaon Thompson, making his first start in place of injured quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns to help Mississippi State beat Louisville and 2016 Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson in the TaxSlayer Bowl. (more...)
Karmichael Hunt charged with drug possession Karmichael Hunt charged with drug possession
- December 31, 2017

Reports from Australian broadcaster ABC say Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt was arrested on Saturday - along with another man - after being found with white powder. Hunt played 125 games for the Brisbane Broncos, 11 for Australia and 10 for Queensland in rugby league, before switching to AFL where he played 44 games for the Gold Coast Suns. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte explains why Eden Hazard was dropped against Stoke Chelsea boss Antonio Conte explains why Eden Hazard was dropped against Stoke
- December 31, 2017

And Conte believes the level of competition in England's top flight means the club must deem it a success if they finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League. 'It's very important to try to improve your team, to strengthen your team, and not to sell the best players. "When your competitor is doing so well, like Man City, it's hard to fight for the title until the end, but we must give everything, try to get three points in every game and improve our work". (more...)
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...)

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