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In reworking Week 17 schedule, National Football League won't have Sunday night game

In reworking Week 17 schedule, National Football League won't have Sunday night game Another factor in the decision is that Sunday is New Year's Eve, so primetime programming could conflict with NBC's scheduled New Years programming. The league notably made a decision to move five games from the early slot to the afternoon slot in order to make sure that games which will decide the playoff picture are played simultaneously. [Full Article...]

Liberians vote to choose new leader in presidential run-off

Liberians vote to choose new leader in presidential run-off He beat 73-year-old Joseph Boakai in the presidency race. The runoff was triggered since neither Weah nor Boakai managed to win 50 percent of the vote, which would have handed either candidate an automatic victory. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Monrovia , Liberia. While ordinary Liberians are grateful peace has held through Sirleaf's two terms in office, living standards remain dire... [Full Article...]

El Clasico defeat hurts but Madrid won't give up -Zidane

El Clasico defeat hurts but Madrid won't give up -Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo headed in off the underside of the bar for Madrid in the second minute but it was rightly disallowed for offside, as the hosts made a bright start. Here, Football Paradise looks at how the two players considered the world's best fared in El Clasico on Saturday. I thought he was going to control it but how many times have we seen him connecting with the ball first touch and the... [Full Article...]

Fekir won't make Arsenal switch in January

Fekir won't make Arsenal switch in January With this saga looming over the Emirates , Arsenal are left in a state of limbo where they can't adequately plan for the future without knowing the intentions of their two most valuable assets. The Alexis Sanchez contract-saga has been a huge cloud over Arsenal's season right from the get-go. Wenger is reportedly willing to cash in on the 29-year old to avoid losing him for free. [Full Article...]

West Ham star Arnautovic slams referee following Bournemouth draw

West Ham star Arnautovic slams referee following Bournemouth draw I think you could question the offside, because it looks pretty level. "When I saw the commotion I thought there was no way he (Madley) would overturn it". "Oh dear where do you start?" Despite the draw Bournemouth equalled their worst winless Premier League run, as they moved to eight league matches without victory. [Full Article...]

Chandler's dunk, Booker's 32 send Suns past Grizzlies

Chandler's dunk, Booker's 32 send Suns past Grizzlies By halftime, he already had 20 points and the Suns were up 57-53. Evans scored 25 points and Marc Gasol had 18 for the Grizzlies (10-24), who have lost 20 of the past 24. After an exchange of turnovers, Phoenix's Isaiah Canaan sank two free throws to stretch the Suns' lead but Tyreke Evans made a layup to pull Memphis within 96-95 with 6 seconds to play. [Full Article...]

League says refs missed three late Durant fouls, one by LeBron

League says refs missed three late Durant fouls, one by LeBron According to the release, referees missed a call against Durant with 1:12 left after he affected LeBron James' speed, quickness, balance and rhythm. But on the initial bump it could've went either way. "It's part of the game". But the calls that were missed did result in two altered possessions. The fact that the officials reviewed the possession with 24.5 seconds remaining but did not address... [Full Article...]

Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer'

Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer' The former first round pick struggled through injuries during his second National Football League season, and didn't help himself with off-field controversy. Apple has denied having such conversations, which may have irked Collins. Collins stood by his comments to reporters, but he was so enraged that he confronted the corner inside the team facility and had to be restrained by teammates, accordin... [Full Article...]

Klopp: Liverpool have 'defending approach' rather than attacking

Klopp: Liverpool have 'defending approach' rather than attacking Swansea caretaker manager Leon Britton bemoaned the basic errors which saw the Premier League's bottom side suffer a hammering at Anfield. However, their title tilt has been beset by defensive setbacks, none more so than last Friday night when they allowed Arsenal to score three times in four minutes having taken a 2-0 lead. [Full Article...]

Mourinho reacts strongly to Pogba question after Man United failure

Mourinho reacts strongly to Pogba question after Man United failure Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has warned players who were humbled at Bristol City they will not be in contention when his side returns to Premier League duty at Leicester on Saturday. "Childish in their box and childish in our box". The 20-time English league champions suffered a shock defeat against Bristol City in the Carabao (EFL) Cup last week and thus got knocked out of the ... [Full Article...]

NFL Playoff Picture 2018: Latest Super Bowl Bracket and AFC, NFC Scenarios

NFL Playoff Picture 2018: Latest Super Bowl Bracket and AFC, NFC Scenarios Jaguars: Jacksonville has clinched the AFC South and the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs no matter the result of its game against the Titans . If the season ended today: The Eagles would face the lowest remaining seed out of the wild-card round. The Vikings will clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Bears, or a Panthers loss/tie against the Falcons , or a Saints win over th... [Full Article...]

Former Steelers LB James Harrison reportedly visiting Patriots

Former Steelers LB James Harrison reportedly visiting Patriots It would be a low-risk deal for the Patriots, as he would get paid a prorated veteran minimum and he would be seen as an upgrade over Eric Lee and Marquis Flowers . He also led Steelers edge defenders in pass rush productivity in 2016 with 36 total pressures in 231 pass-rush snaps. The Patriots could potentially have a five-time Pro Bowler joining the team for the postseason. [Full Article...]

Liverpool v Swansea City - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength attack

Liverpool v Swansea City - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength attack Klopp, who wanted to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the summer, has stood by his defence so far this season; not even criticising them after last week's capitulation at the Emirates. "We have to perform first of all and then we have to see how the other team can react". Ahead of the Reds " next clash with Swansea City Jurgen Klopp has rushed to the defence of his goalkeeper, who h... [Full Article...]

Batting icon De Villiers set for Zimbabwe, India

Batting icon De Villiers set for Zimbabwe, India Team India will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in South Africa . "The last time we went to South Africa , we had an opportunity to win the series but things didn't work out". India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes the current team has the best chance of winning a Test series in South Africa and said the visitors would look to give their b... [Full Article...]

Kane strikes historic hat-trick as Spurs hammer Southampton

Kane strikes historic hat-trick as Spurs hammer Southampton The central importance of Harry Kane to Spurs' cause was reinforced by the striker's hat-trick at Burnley that took his tally to 36 goals in the calendar year, matching Alan Shearer's Premier League record. Mauricio Pochettino can not think of a striker who is better than the "world class" Harry Kane following the England international's record-breaking exploits in Tottenham's 5-2 hammeri... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online

Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online That's when the line of questioning began, as Hamilton encroached upon his nephew. A representative for Hamilton did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. The 32-year-old was overseas celebrating Christmas with his family when he posted the video. Just for kicks, let's watch it below. Even though the video is no longer available, it still managed to circulate around social... [Full Article...]

Israel chess federation demands compensation for Saudi visa ban

Israel chess federation demands compensation for Saudi visa ban Two other states at odds with the kingdom - Iran and Qatar - saw their players admitted after first being denied and the ICF intervening on their behalf. "The event is not a world championship if they prevent chess players from several countries from taking part", Aizenberg told Reuters. "There need to be a clear separate between sports and politics", Aizenberg said. [Full Article...]

'Solid appointment' - Middlesbrough fans react to latest managerial change

'Solid appointment' - Middlesbrough fans react to latest managerial change Here's a look at some of the best reactions... He takes over at Middlesborough from Gary Monk, who himself was dismissed on Saturday night four hours after overseeing a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship. The 59-year-old was sacked by West Bromwich Albion in November after a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory. 'There's no disguising that 2017 has not been... [Full Article...]

Former Cape League Star Pays Off Parents House for Christmas

Former Cape League Star Pays Off Parents House for Christmas This week, he put that cash to good use, paying off the mortgage to his parents' home. In the video, Smith's mom tears up while reading the letter from Smith, leaving both parents overwhelmed with emotion. This doesn't make up for any of it. Love you both so much. I am so thankful. According to ESPN , Smith went seventh overall in the 2017 draft and signed a contract worth $5,016,300. [Full Article...]

Prediction: Manchester United vs Burnley

Prediction: Manchester United vs Burnley At least United have history on their side in the Boxing Day fixture, having not lost at home to Burnley since September 1962, a sequence of eight wins and five draws. The New Zealand worldwide has five goals this season, and was formerly with the Reds' old rivals Leeds United. "We've had a great season so far". Man Utd have won 19 of their 23 Premier League Boxing Day matches, giving them... [Full Article...]


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