Antonio Conte shocked by speed of success at Chelsea

17 Dec, 2016

Situations like Eden's in midweek are one of the reasons why having good depth is useful, even if those players don't see the pitch as often as they'd want to (thanks in part to Chelsea's reduced, Europe-free schedule this season). "Now for us it is very hard, because when you play against another team they have nothing to lose". Meanwhile, the Italian boss said that he has no fresh injury concerns from the team that beat Sunderland on Wednesday but John Terry remains on the sidelines.

Cardinals release Michael Floyd after DUI arrest

16 Dec, 2016

The Patriots have been carrying just four true wide receivers on their 53-man roster for most of the season, which is one fewer than the norm, and their depth has been tested since No. The Patriots (11-2) are familiar with Floyd, having faced him in a Week 1 win over the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Hours earlier, I argued that the Patriots shouldn't touch Floyd with a 10-foot pole because the Cardinals released him after he was arrested for a DUI , and because the Patriots ...

Suarez agrees new contract with Barce

16 Dec, 2016

Barcelona says it has reached a deal to extend the contract of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to June 2021. The Uruguay worldwide will sign the new deal, which will keep him at the club until he is 34 years old and contains a release clause of 200 million euros ($207 million), on Friday.

Ibrahimovic late strike seals Man United win over Palace

15 Dec, 2016

Jose Mourinho brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United for nights like this. In the first half we were in control. Mourinho, though, refused to criticise the defender, who continued at centre-back against Palace alongside Phil Jones.

Rams fire coach Jeff Fisher after 42-14 loss to Falcons

14 Dec, 2016

The Rams credited Fisher with playing an "integral role" in returning the National Football League to Los Angeles but said the team's performance has not lived up to the franchise's expectations. Not only did the Rams use the first-overall pick on Goff, who was never seen as a great prospect before the draft, but they gave up a ton of draft capital in order to move up to the top spot .

Titans tied atop AFC South after edging Denver Broncos 13-10

14 Dec, 2016

It's a big swing for a franchise that was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs this time a year ago and on its way to finishing with the No. 1 overall draft pick. Because of the sacks, Tennessee mustered just 47 yards from their first 20 pass plays - including a Murray attempt to Mariota via a halfback pass. He did become the first Titans quarterback with at least 3,000 yards passing in a season since Matt Hasselbeck in 2011.

Cool champion Joshua confident of extending hot streak

14 Dec, 2016

The fight was confirmed by promoter Eddie Hearn immediately after Joshua knocked out American challenger Eric Molina in the third round of their heavyweight title clash at the Manchester Arena in the early hours of Sunday. If you haven't heard of many of these fighters before, it's time to start paying attention. While Molina was no Klitschko, there was a readily-available world-class comparison in the fact he had lasted nine rounds against reigning WBC champion Deontay Wilder a year ago, ...

Ronaldo caps glittering year with Ballon d'Or

13 Dec, 2016

Ronaldo is also expected to win FIFA's The Best next January after FIFA and France Football made a decision to go separate ways with their awards. Ronaldo previously won the Ballon d'Or in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Messi's Barca clubmates Luis Suarez and Neymar were fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Real's Gareth Bale, a semifinalist at Euro 2016 with Wales.

Aguero's four-match ban confirmed

10 Dec, 2016

However, the game ended on a sour note when City were reduced to nine men. Following Sergio Aguero's reckless challenge on David Luiz , a handful of Chelsea players reacted angrily, with Nathaniel Chalobah pushing the City striker to the ground.

DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes Sued Over Alleged Nightclub Fight

10 Dec, 2016

The New York Post , citing an anonymous source, reported that the altercation was because Fisher was dating Barnes' estranged wife. Lamonsoff said the first alleged choking incident, which he based on eyewitness accounts, occurred at Barnes' VIP table, which was adjacent to Besiso's.

Toronto Raptors Game Recap: Cavs Stop Three-Game Skid

10 Dec, 2016

Dwight Howard had 10 points and grabbed 17 rebounds , while Kris Humphries added 10 points. The Raptors have a two-game lead over the Boston Celtics (12-8) in the Atlantic Division standings. "You're frustrated. You miss a shot and you're like "Oh man, I can't make a shot" or 'Oh man, I just messed up again.' We just need to get out of our heads and have fun and enjoy this".

Bournemouth Beats Liverpool 4-3 | An Exciting Game in Premier League

09 Dec, 2016

FC's Premier League correspondents analyse a pivotal weekend in the title race as Chelsea and Arsenal win big. West Bromwich Albion is seventh in the Premier League with 20 points having won 5 games, drawn 5 and lost 4. Chelsea have the second best defensive record in the league so far, conceding just 11 goals . "Cook's last-ditch defending at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday prevented the Reds from running away with the game, while his finish for the Cherries' equaliser was one any striker ...

Charlie Strong and Texas Soundly Beaten By TCU, 31-9

09 Dec, 2016

Overall, Texas' athletics department has been unstable for years - with the rapid firing of athletic director Steve Patterson, and static progress in baseball and men's basketball. "This is going to be a very hard program, especially at first". Still, Herman emphasized he'll go above and beyond for the players that earn his trust.

Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson

08 Dec, 2016

Hocutt, speaking on the ESPN selection show, says the committee simply decided that Washington got the No. 4 seed over the Big Ten champion Nittany Lions because "the selection committee believes they're a better football team". "We want to finish this out the right way". He rushed one yard to cap an 8-play, 63-yard drive tie the game. "And again, to talk about the strength of scheduling being important, that's a very good football program we just played".

New York FC's Villa earns MLS MVP honors

08 Dec, 2016

In his third season with the Impact, Piatti finished the regular season tied for third in MLS with 17 goals and five game-winning goals in 32 games, 31 of which he started, and 2,818 minutes of play. “To be voted MVP is a fantastic achievement and nobody deserves it more than David. "I've been working with him every day and every day I see that same love and passion for the game".

Cubs Trade Jorge Soler To Royals For Wade Davis

08 Dec, 2016

For the Cubs , getting Davis would gives them a truly dominant closer to get them back to the World Series in 2017. He finished the season with 27 saves in 30 chances and a 1.87 ERA. The Boston Red Sox are no longer in the mix for Holland, a team source said after filling that late-inning need with Tuesday's Tyler Thornburg trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, a deal that got blown away by the Chris Sale blockbuster.

Los Angeles unveils $5.3 bn budget for 2024 Olympics

07 Dec, 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday predicted that bickering 2020 Tokyo Games organisers will come together to produce a workable budget as costs threaten to spiral out of control. LA 2024 achieved this realistic and achievable budget through rigorous planning and collaboration with the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles has already approved more than $200 billion in transportation and infrastructure improvements.

Jill Stein Eyes Pennsylvania for Recount

06 Dec, 2016

The ruling sided with Green Party candidate Jill Stein on the issue of whether the statewide presidential recount should begin immediately or two business days after the Board of State Canvassers made a final determination on the matter. He paid about $14,000 for the recount to provide what he called a counterbalance to the recounts sought by Stein. "So we are standing firm for the hard-won and hard-fought right to vote, particularly for people of color", Stein said.

Basle v Arsenal: Talking points ahead of Champions League Group C clash

06 Dec, 2016

The Swiss side have scored just twice in five Champions League games so far so may struggle to find the net. The club's two star players have been linked with transfers elsewhere, with it being claimed that Manchester City want Sanchez and Ozil failing to rule out a future return to Real Madrid.

Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

06 Dec, 2016

The semifinal winners will meet January 9 in Tampa, Florida, to decide the national title. In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. 2 Clemson on New Years Eve. But he apparently would like some clarity on both non-conference scheduling and the weight of a conference title game. He has 2,592 yards and 22 touchdowns as a passer along with 841 yards and 12 touchdowns as a runner.

Conor McGregor slams 'scrambling' Floyd Mayweather team

05 Dec, 2016

I've got some other boxing opportunities and potential opponents in mind. "That belt is sitting in my home right now". "So I looked at it and I said, well, it makes sense to make Aldo the champion and then have Holloway and Pettis fight for the interim title , and when Jose's ready, barring any insane injuries, the victor can fight him".

Baby Groot stars in new 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2' trailer

05 Dec, 2016

Kevin Bruner, co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games, explained in the announcement a little bit of what gamers can expect from Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series... It opens with Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) warning someone that "the fate of the universe" is on their shoulders. "Whatever you do, don't push this button", Rocket warns a painfully-adorable Baby Groot.

Man Utd boss Mourinho on Everton draw: 'Good performance, bad result'

05 Dec, 2016

When my teams play very, very well there is a huge change in relation. But for Jose Mourinho, this was Groundhog Day all over again. They play direct. "It is becoming a trend and it needs to stop". Those were the only noteworthy incidents of the first period as United looked to improve on an indifferent run of two wins from their previous 10 league games.

Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

05 Dec, 2016

The Big Ten title game victor was essentially eliminated from the race once No. 3 Clemson held on to beat Virginia Tech, 42-35, in the ACC Championship Game, all but assuring the committee's four teams from this past Tuesday will hold up in Sunday's announcement.

Colombia plane crash: Chapecoense denies Conmebol pressure over chartering Lamia plane

04 Dec, 2016

Numerous 71 killed were players and coaches from a small-town Brazilian soccer team that was headed to the finals of one of South America's most prestigious tournaments after a fairy-tale season that had captivated their soccer-crazed nation.

Virat Kohli rises to 3rd spot in ICC Test Rankings for batsmen

04 Dec, 2016

The two men who got out while chasing the modest target were Murli Vijay (0) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25). The 19-year-old right-hander, who scored a defiant unbeaten 59 on Monday batting down the order in the second innings of the third test, will return home to get a plate inserted in his hand.

IN coach Kevin Wilson out after 6 seasons

02 Dec, 2016

Kevin Wilson's IN football coaching era is apparently over. Wilson and the school agreed to a six-year, $15.3 million contract in January after helping the Hoosiers to six wins and an appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl, Indiana's first postseason game since 2007.

India can win on any track: Kohli

02 Dec, 2016

However Cook was surprised by the nature of the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association ground as he went in with three spinners while expecting a turning track. Such a situation could confound any team, Kohli said, whether to focus on the field or think about their own batting. "Sometimes you like to see what four [seamers] and two [spinners] does but I thought it would have been a bit gamble on this wicket if it would have been turning, like it did in Bangladesh where we played three and ...

Max Verstappen: I would have done the same as Lewis Hamilton

01 Dec, 2016

Nico Rosberg said he had not decided whether to take the number one on his vehicle as is his right next year or whether to stick with the number six, which he chose as his race number because his father Keke won the 1982 world title with it.

Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims

30 Nov, 2016

The claims from ISIS line up with the apparent rationale for the attacks Artan laid out in a Facebook post . On Monday, Artan, a third-year student at Ohio State University , rammed his vehicle into a crowd at the Columbus campus and also attacked students with a butcher knife , injuring 11 people .

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