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10 things we have learned from college football bowl season 10 things we have learned from college football bowl season
- January 12, 2018

The truth is there is no flawless system that will crown a college football champion at this level and there never will be. The Big Ten really was that loaded... This is the risk you run when you agree to endorse a four-team playoff system that has no guarantees for any conference in the end. It did not, however, cost the Crimson Tide a playoff spot. (more...)
Copa Del Rey: Diego Costa scores on Atletico debut against Lleida Copa Del Rey: Diego Costa scores on Atletico debut against Lleida
- January 12, 2018

That Costa goal made Atletico's lead an even more-comfortable 3-0. I got to play and I was lucky enough to score. But just five minutes into his return off the bench against third-tier Lleida, Costa was back to his goalscoring ways. France forward Antoine Griezmann completed the scoring in stoppage time. "We must remain relaxed, as extremes are bad", he said. The 24-year-old has struggled to settle at Los Rojiblancos since joining the club from Villarreal two years ago on a €20 ... (more...)
Banged-up Los Angeles Lakers host Oklahoma City Thunder Banged-up Los Angeles Lakers host Oklahoma City Thunder
- January 12, 2018

OKC will return to the winners' list in this one and send the Lakers spiraling deeper into 15th place in the West. "I don't expect this to become the norm for us when we struggle". With the defeat the Lakers fell to 11-26 on the season and a far cry from the goal of potentially squeezing into a playoff spot. While his attempts were ultimately unsuccessful, Westbrook met with Kevin Durant at a restaurant in Los Angeles while Durant was a free agent, according to ESPN The Magazine . (more...)
Sensex rises 158 points in early trade Sensex rises 158 points in early trade
- January 12, 2018

At 1.00 p.m., the 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex , which had previously closed at 33,812.26 points, traded at 33,878.32 points, up 66.06 points or 0.20 per cent. Fertiliser stocks were in demand. Data released during market hours revealed that the seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services PMI Business Activity Index registered an overall increase from 48.5 in November to 50.9 in December. (more...)
Embattled former five -star recruit Brian Bowen enrolls at SC Embattled former five -star recruit Brian Bowen enrolls at SC
- January 12, 2018

USC coach Frank Martin announced on Wednesday that Bowen, a 6-7, 195-pound forward from La Porte, Ind., has enrolled at USC and has joined the Gamecocks. Martin got approval from the university president, the board of trustees and the athletic director before going forward with Bowen. A previous court document says Johnson was among four people indicted December 5 for causing "serious physical harm" to a male victim on or about October 8. (more...)
Lauri Markkanen Outdueled Kristaps Porzingis In A Bulls Double Overtime Win Lauri Markkanen Outdueled Kristaps Porzingis In A Bulls Double Overtime Win
- January 12, 2018

Chicago comes into the contest with records of 14-27 straight up (SU) and 22-16-3 against the spread (ATS). "Against a team you're equal to, when you have a lead at home that's when you've got to put the hammer down", Jeff Hornacek said. Tyreke Evans scored 28 points, including a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left that helped the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 105-102. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather pleads ignorance to #MeToo movement Floyd Mayweather pleads ignorance to #MeToo movement
- January 12, 2018

But there's the flipside of this fight, the part we've been dealing with ever since. In May 2016, there were rumors circulating in British tabloids that the two were on the verge of signing a deal to face each other in the squared circle. "He got a boxing license". As far as McGregor's issues with the Irish cartel, James Dator of SB Nation provided a breakdown in November of what he deemed was a story that was largely "based on conjecture and hearsay". (more...)
Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Stellar Again In Emphatic Win Over Islanders Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Stellar Again In Emphatic Win Over Islanders
- January 12, 2018

Brad Marchand scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders. The Bruins are 16-3-2 since November 16, and only Vegas has more points than Boston during that span. Eberle evened the score just over a minute later after he forced a turnover in front of the net and slid the puck past the extended leg of Rask for his 14th. (more...)
Reported Liverpool target Lemar could leave Monaco, Jardim admits Reported Liverpool target Lemar could leave Monaco, Jardim admits
- January 12, 2018

The versatile France global has also been linked with Liverpool , who are seeking replacements for key midfielder Philippe Coutinho after he sealed a dream move to Barcelona . You know how insane the market is. While Jardim insisted his club tend to leave their deals until the summer, the Portuguese manager admitted anything can happen. (more...)
John Cena to host the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards John Cena to host the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
- January 12, 2018

It was announced today that John Cena will be returning to host Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards this year. You'll also hear Cena's voice as a brand new villain in the upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series that is slated to debut this fall. (more...)
LSU's Derrius Guice declares for 2018 NFL Draft
- January 12, 2018

His departure, along with the departure of senior running back Darrel Williams, leaves LSU with Nick Brossette (19 carries, 96 yards) as the expected top returning rusher for the 2018 season. Though rushing for 250 yards or more is a rare feat in college football, Guice did it three times over his career at LSU. He immediately profiles as high as the second-highest graded runner in the draft behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley. (more...)
Bills-Jaguars get into Twitter spat ahead of playoff game Bills-Jaguars get into Twitter spat ahead of playoff game
- January 12, 2018

The team still played well against the 49ers, running into the buzz saw that was Jimmy Garoppolo and then had little incentive to give 110 percent after being locked into the No. But we have to draw the line somewhere, Jaguars , and we draw it at teal bread. The 1999 season was also the last time the Bills played in any playoff game , and that particular game happened to be the contest that ended up going down in National Football League history as the "Music City Miracle", the ... (more...)
The Versace Family Denounces The Versace Family Denounces "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
- January 12, 2018

The Versace family released the following new statement Wednesday morning, likely in response to executive producer Ryan Murphy's statements Tuesday defending the authenticity of the newest installment of American Crime Story . "I made that phone call to her because when Ryan (Murphy ) called me, I said to him, 'I have all the reasons to say yes to this, an unbelievable project, ' and I heard that he was going to do it with respect for the family - that was important for me", she ... (more...)
Virgil Van Dijk Not Daunted By Huge Transfer Fee Virgil Van Dijk Not Daunted By Huge Transfer Fee
- January 12, 2018

Liverpool had to fend off Manchester City and Chelsea to sign the Dutchman and van Dijk has explained why he chose Liverpool over other potential destinations. 'You can see yourself that the atmosphere at every home game is wonderful. "So the fact that they have got that money and brought in Van Dijk, who I think is going to be a huge success - I have said it from day one, he is the sort of player that they need". (more...)
Team of the Year is announced
- January 12, 2018

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard have been named in UEFA's Team of the Year for 2017. Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588,315. UEFA announced Thursday a team of 11 players deemed by fans as the best performers of 2017. Nearly 8.8million fans voted in this year's poll to pick the UEFA Team of the Year , and the governing body has revealed ... (more...)
Frustrated Conte aims dig at Chelsea over signings Frustrated Conte aims dig at Chelsea over signings
- January 12, 2018

Morata has 10 Premier League goals in 19 appearances since joining from Real Madrid a year ago, but after failing to find the net with simple chances against Stoke City in Chelsea's 5-0 win on Saturday, he has not enjoyed the festive season. (more...)
BrownsZone: After 0-16 season, Jacskon says 'recruiting everywhere' needed BrownsZone: After 0-16 season, Jacskon says 'recruiting everywhere' needed
- January 12, 2018

The highs and lows of the Steelers regular season Week 17 game vs. the Cleveland Browns . Cleveland is hoping to avoid joining an infamous group by going 0-16 for an National Football League season. Jackson said, "I'll put my arms around him and say, 'You have to make those plays, ' and he knows that". I mean, Jackson worked wonders for DeShone Kizer this year. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard scores 25 points as Spurs down Knicks Kawhi Leonard scores 25 points as Spurs down Knicks
- January 12, 2018

As in, the San Antonio Spurs legend wasn't even trying to score when a toss from beyond the three-point line happened to fall into the bucket. The sports analysts seem a little taken aback by how unusual this pass/score turned out. Referees eventually credited the basket to Ginobili — but only for two points. "Then everybody started grabbing me and saying the ball went in". Kawhi is truly recovering from a quadriceps serious injury and has not yet played back-to-back days, and Parker ... (more...)
Texans to hire Bills exec Brian Gaine as GM
- January 12, 2018

Buffalo lost VP of Player Personnel Brian Gaine to Houston. Once that happens, John McLain of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that an extension for head coach O'Brien will become a priority. He's interviewed for openings with the Bills, 49ers, Eagles, Bears and Jets. After graduating from ME in 1995, where he played for then-coach Kirk Ferentz, Gaine has worked in the National Football League for the past 18 years, beginning in the Jets' scouting department in 1999. (more...)
Boselli a Hall of Fame finalist Boselli a Hall of Fame finalist
- January 12, 2018

Running back Roger Craig, who finished his career with the Vikings from 1992-93, was not chosen as a finalist after being a semifinalist . Jacksonville native LeRoy Butler did not make the cut after being a semifinalist for the first time. (more...)

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