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IOC Deciding Whether to Ban Russia From Pyeongchang Games IOC Deciding Whether to Ban Russia From Pyeongchang Games
- December 06, 2017

The IOC meeting comes after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in November ruled that Russian Federation was "non-compliant" with its anti-doping code. "There's never really been anything like this - not least because of the general excellence and the gold-medal-winning capacity the Russian athletes have had, particularly in winter sports". (more...)
I'm My Own Biggest Critic - Dele Alli Vows To Keep Working Hard I'm My Own Biggest Critic - Dele Alli Vows To Keep Working Hard
- December 06, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino will rest Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane for Apoel's visit to Wembley, while Toby Alderweireld (hamstring), Victor Wanyama (knee) and Erik Lamela (ineligible) are unavailable. (more...)
Ex-Liverpool player and coach Sammy Lee 'honoured' to join rivals Everton Ex-Liverpool player and coach Sammy Lee 'honoured' to join rivals Everton
- December 06, 2017

Everton have already been linked with Watford striker Troy Deeney, Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi and West Brom defender Jonny Evans as the ex-England manager and his scouting team look for additions to his lopsided squad. But Lee, who also worked as a coach under Rafa Benitez at Liverpool , said joining the Toffees wasn't a hard choice to make. This is a fantastic football club and people know my history , people know my affiliation to Liverpool but I'm also affiliated to Liverpool ... (more...)
Josh McDaniels Shares His Side Of Shouting Match With Tom Brady Josh McDaniels Shares His Side Of Shouting Match With Tom Brady
- December 06, 2017

And Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, the two men most responsible for the unit's success, had a bit of a blowup on the New England sideline near the end of the first quarter. "I love Tom and all those things he stands for and all the things he does for our team. That's just a situation where you understand it and you move on quickly from it, and you focus on your job". (more...)
Custody battle between Mariah's parents included child abuse allegations Custody battle between Mariah's parents included child abuse allegations
- December 06, 2017

In addition, Kimrey was accused of hitting Mariah's two brothers with a belt, one of them in the face causing a nosebleed. A statement issued by the Sheriff's Office says the child, Mariah Woods , is believed to be dead. State arrest records show that Kimrey had previously been charged with larceny, assault, and drunk and disorderly conduct. Woods had filed court documents challenging that arrangement and, in those documents, alleged that there was abuse in the home. (more...)
National Basketball Association capsules: Russell Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder rally past Jazz National Basketball Association capsules: Russell Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder rally past Jazz
- December 06, 2017

Westbrook finished with 14 assists and 13 rebounds in his seventh triple-double of the season. It's the third consecutive win for the Thunder, snapping the Jazz's own streak of six-straight victories. The Thunder rallied from 17 down to take a fourth-quarter lead, but the Jazz's Alec Burks answered with a three-point play - driving layup and free throw - with 2:02 to play that put Utah back in front 92-90. (more...)
Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes test Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes test
- December 06, 2017

The threat of an historic England win had evaporated within the first 15 minutes of the final day's play, when both Chris Woakes and England's great hope Joe Root had been dismissed by Josh Hazlewood. "I haven't thought too much about it (whether I should have followed England on)". Moeen Ali was trapped lbw trying to sweep Nathan Lyon on 2, and the rest of the damage arrived with the new ball. (more...)
Champions League: which teams can qualify for the last 16? Champions League: which teams can qualify for the last 16?
- December 06, 2017

England are already assured of having two group winners in the last 16, through Manchester City and Tottenham . PSG are seeking a sixth straight group win and to rebound from a shock 2-1 loss to promoted Strasbourg in the French league. (more...)
Manchester City ready to make ridiculous January bid for Alexis Sanchez Manchester City ready to make ridiculous January bid for Alexis Sanchez
- December 06, 2017

Neither have committed to fresh terms, leading both to be heavily linked with moves elsewhere - with Manchester rivals City and United reported to be heading the list of suitors. " It's great news for Arsenal that they've returned to form, but is that just because the transfer window is around the corner? " . The former Gunners midfielder told Paddy Power : " Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are coming back to the way they should be playing for Arsene Wenger ". (more...)
Fabian Delph: 'Patience key in beating West ham United' Fabian Delph: 'Patience key in beating West ham United'
- December 06, 2017

West Ham actually had the lead against City for a stage, when Angelo Ogbonna headed home from a corner. Manchester City's third successive late victory "shows what we are", manager Pep Guardiola said after David Silva's 83rd-minute victor saw his side equal a Premier League-record 13th successive triumph. (more...)
Celtic will be unseeded in Europa League knock-out draw Celtic will be unseeded in Europa League knock-out draw
- December 06, 2017

Celtic defender Scott Brown echoed Rodgers' sentiments and said it had been a tough night for his team, who saw Anderlecht dominate the first half before going ahead after the break. Some of the players were short in their decision-making and we were not so good. Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck had conceded the odds were heavily stacked against his side but they nearly got one goal back in the third minute, Hoops keeper Craig Gordon forced into a fine save from midfielder Sven Kums ... (more...)
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: How Fabregas changed my mind - Conte Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: How Fabregas changed my mind - Conte
- December 06, 2017

I wasn't playing, not really part of the manager's initial plans and at that point you can do two things - just give up and accept you're not part of the team or the club in the future. Ahead of Tuesday's final Champions League group match against Atletico Madrid, Cesc Fabregas has played more than any other Chelsea midfielder this season in terms of minutes on the pitch. (more...)
Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Four Things We Learned Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Four Things We Learned
- December 06, 2017

De Gea told MUTV afterwards: "Sometimes, you just start a game with a really good save, with a good feeling, you feel that [unstoppable] but we started the game really well, we scored two important goals and it's true that we lost a bit of a control of the game after, but it was a good performance". (more...)
With influential support, SMU coach Chad Morris is now Arkansas' top target With influential support, SMU coach Chad Morris is now Arkansas' top target
- December 06, 2017

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that SMU Coach Chad Morris was involved in negotiations with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville officials and on the brink of an agreement Tuesday evening. (more...)
Giants' Eli Manning to start vs. Cowboys in Week 14 Giants' Eli Manning to start vs. Cowboys in Week 14
- December 06, 2017

Last week, Giants coach Ben McAdoo , who was sacked by the team on Monday, announced that Manning was being relegated to a backup role for the floundering Giants for the first time since November 2004. The one person that Reese did not specifically thank was the quarterback for all but one of the games in which he served as the general manager: Eli Manning . (more...)
Man Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Lorenzen Wright Man Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Lorenzen Wright
- December 06, 2017

Wright disappeared on July 19, 2010. His arrest comes one month after Memphis police found a gun believed to be the murder weapon in a MS lake. Former NBA players such as Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found. (more...)
Cardinals Sign Miles Mikolas From Japan's Yomiuri Giants Cardinals Sign Miles Mikolas From Japan's Yomiuri Giants
- December 06, 2017

The deal was first reported by Jeff Passan, while Ken Rosenthal added that Mikolas' deal with the Cardinals is for two years, valued at $14-$16 million. Mikolas was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and made his MLB debut in 2012. The move adds depth to the Cardinals' rotation as the organization continues to plot offseason moves. (more...)
Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned one game Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned one game
- December 06, 2017

Mitchell also spoke on that and praised Iloka, while informing Steelers fans not to attack him. Smith-Schuster added extra attention to the play by standing over an injured Burfict, who has a history of concussions as well as unsafe hits and actions that have drawn the ire of the league office. (more...)
The 2017-18 Champions League group stage plays out The 2017-18 Champions League group stage plays out
- December 05, 2017

Atletico, who have lost two of the last four finals to city rivals Real Madrid, have to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to have any chance, having lost the reverse fixture 2-1. Chelsea will secure top spot with victory against Atletico tonight or if Roma fail to win. Sporting have to win at Barcelona in order to qualify and will reach the last 16 if they win and Juventus do not. (more...)
Willie Taggart returning home to coach at Florida State Willie Taggart returning home to coach at Florida State
- December 05, 2017

Since Florida State launched its search, Willie Taggart has been the top candidate , presumably. There, he improved OR from a 4-8 record to a 7-5 regular season finish in 2017 - including a jump in total defense from 126th last season to 45th in 2017 and total offense from 36th to 25th. (more...)
Liverpool linked with move for Steven N'Zonzi Liverpool linked with move for Steven N'Zonzi
- December 05, 2017

The 28-year-old is now unsettled in Spain having fallen out with head coach Eduardo Berizzo and has reportedly been forced to train alone as well as being left out of Sevilla's last two gameday squads. Football. London had reported that on Tuesday morning, N'Zonzi had jetted into London , which sent the rumour mill into overdrive, surrounding potential talks with the Gunners. (more...)
Real Madrid target Kepa urged to stay at Athletic Bilbao by president Real Madrid target Kepa urged to stay at Athletic Bilbao by president
- December 05, 2017

An unusual lack of firepower has hobbled the Spanish giants with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scoring a meagre four La Liga goals combined and Gareth Bale sidelined for most of the season by a series of injuries. He said: "Weaker than last season?" Real Madrid's slump in form has alarms ringing in the Spanish capital, but pretenders to the champions' European crown should beware: Real are often a different animal in the spring. (more...)
Russian Federation banned from 2018 Winter Olympics for doping: International Olympic Committee Russian Federation banned from 2018 Winter Olympics for doping: International Olympic Committee
- December 05, 2017

The decision came on the heels of a 17-month investigation into what the International Olympic Committee called "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system" at the 2014 Sochi Games. "Requirements have been issued to the global federations and RUSADA (Russian anti-doping agency) for the level of testing of those athletes", he said. (more...)
Why Shannon Sharpe Has Problem With Tom Brady's 'Disrespectful' Blowup Why Shannon Sharpe Has Problem With Tom Brady's 'Disrespectful' Blowup
- December 05, 2017

For whatever reason, even as it continues to lose key player after key player on defense, this Patriots team doesn't give up many points. "They're a very good team", McDermott said when it was over. With the ball on the 16-yard line, Dion Lewis bounced through two potential tacklers and spun the ball down to just in front of the goal line. "We had a turnover that hurt us". (more...)
Knights hire national champion in Josh Heupel to replace Scott Frost Knights hire national champion in Josh Heupel to replace Scott Frost
- December 05, 2017

He was previously at Utah State in 2015 and worked at his alma mater Oklahoma from 2006-2014 as both quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. Heupel is a former quarterback - he played two seasons at Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to the 2000 national championship and finishing second in the Heisman race - and is a young, rising star in the profession with a resume filled with prolific offenses. (more...)