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Blackhawks have another miserable night in 6-2 loss to Capitals Blackhawks have another miserable night in 6-2 loss to Capitals
- December 07, 2017

He's more a passer. "They sort of took the game over", Trotz said. It's a hard line to play against. "Yea, they better", Backstrom joked when told of Ovechkin's remark. Though the two have complemented each other for more than a decade in Washington, Trotz started the season with them on separate lines. "Maybe it looked like we had some looks there, but the quality of our chances, the volume of our shots hit (Holtby) right in the chest", Quenneville said. (more...)
Dwayne Johnson Reacts to His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Dwayne Johnson Reacts to His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
- December 07, 2017

The announcement comes two weeks before his latest film, Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle , gets released on December 20, which stars him, Jack Black and Kevin Hart . "As "The Rock", a larger than life extension of himself, Johnson became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen". (more...)
Wind warning for Donegal issued Wind warning for Donegal issued
- December 07, 2017

The status yellow warning was issued today and covers the entire country from 4pm on Thursday until 4pm on Friday. And that's before we even mention the severe frost and snow showers forecast for Thursday and heading into the weekend, with temperatures expected to drop to as low as -3 degrees in places. (more...)
Big Update On Ronda Rousey's WWE Future Big Update On Ronda Rousey's WWE Future
- December 07, 2017

Rousey was at a WWE show in September and watched her close friend Shayna Baszler , a former mixed martial artist now making waves with the WWE . Rousey and her friends and MMA training partners Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir were confronted by a trio of leading WWE performers in Charlotte Flair , Bayley and Becky Lynch . (more...)
Mariners, Angels each get $1 million for Ohtani from Twins Mariners, Angels each get $1 million for Ohtani from Twins
- December 07, 2017

The Seattle Mariners announced they traded minor league catcher David Banuelos to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for the global slot money. The move gives the Mariners $2.55 million available to give the highly coveted Ohtani, while the Angels now have $2.315 million. (more...)
Alan Shearer explains why Manchester United can still win the Premier League Alan Shearer explains why Manchester United can still win the Premier League
- December 07, 2017

Manuel Lanzini drew a save from Ederson 10 minutes later before out-of-sorts City failed to deal with a corner - as they did in last weekend's victory at Huddersfield Town - with Ogbonna's downward header evading Ederson. The Manchester Derby, just couldn't be set up any better, could it. I'm not sure it is the most exciting I've ever seen, because there were times when Arsenal's Invincibles played some really incredible stuff. (more...)
Aaron Boone knows he has to convince players he can manage Aaron Boone knows he has to convince players he can manage
- December 07, 2017

It feels like the chance of a lifetime for me. Aaron Boone is making strong manager-player relationships in the clubhouse a priority. Boone takes over a team stocked with young talent. "Then it was hyper-focused on going from how can we get the Yankees better". Fans will remember his heroics in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS when he blasted a walk-off home run in the 11th inning, launching the Yankees into the World Series, which they eventually lost to the Marlins. (more...)
NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment
- December 07, 2017

Now a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks , the 61-year-old Moon played 17 seasons in the NFL. Wendy Haskell, who was hired as an executive assistant to Moon in the summer, traveled with him on weekly speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County, Calif., on Monday and obtained by USA TODAY Sports. (more...)
Wenger denies employing mind games with Lacazette Wenger denies employing mind games with Lacazette
- December 07, 2017

Wenger had claimed Lacazette suffered a groin injury during their 5-0 win over Huddersfield and would not be available for the United game. "I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger ", said the Frenchman. "But he tried and he played". Arsenal entertain Belarusian Premier League champions BATE on Thursday having already sealed top spot in Group H. (more...)
Stiff competition for A-League sides in Asian Champions League group stage Stiff competition for A-League sides in Asian Champions League group stage
- December 07, 2017

Accordingly, both the sides are aware of the club they could potentially be up against in the final 16. Since the Champions League reverted back to a one group stage format for the 2003-04 season, the Premier League has been allocated four Champions League places, but only on six occasions in the previous 14 years has a full complement of English teams succeeded in qualifying for the next stage. (more...)
Willie Taggart introduced as FSU's new football coach Willie Taggart introduced as FSU's new football coach
- December 07, 2017

Ultimately, the pull of coaching the team who grew up rooting for just over 300 miles to the southeast of Tallahassee was too much to ignore as he signed a deal to become the next head coach of FSU football . "I get a chance to evaluate, which is pretty cool ... usually when you are taking over, it's probably because someone got let go", he said. Taggart, and Odell Haggins - Fisher's replacement on an interim basis - are the first black head football coaches at Florida State. (more...)
Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics
- December 07, 2017

The IOC, however, plans to invite individual Russians to compete under the Olympic flag. The Russian president also denied accusations that his government ran a state-backed doping system. "Throughout history, there were so many things we had to endure from our 'partners, ' " Zakharova said. However, Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma, the Russian parliament's lower house, has called for a boycott. (more...)
Giants GM says parameters of Stanton trade have been reached Giants GM says parameters of Stanton trade have been reached
- December 07, 2017

However due to Stanton's full no trade clause, he has the final say in whether or not the deals will be finalized. When asked specifically about absorbing the majority of that contract, Evans didn't address it. That makes sense, of course, given his roots in the area, and it also makes sense for a contention-starved talent to have designs on a club that's won five-straight division titles and that's fresh off a pennant. (more...)
Ohio State continues its Florida pipeline with four-star commit Tyreke Johnson Ohio State continues its Florida pipeline with four-star commit Tyreke Johnson
- December 07, 2017

The Buckeyes trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half and didn't lead until 7 ½ minutes had ticked off in the second, when Bates-Diop hit a pair of foul shots to make it 47-46. Moritz Wagner led MI with 14 points and nine rebounds, but the Wolverines (7-3) have struggled to find consistent offensive weapons this season. MI regained the lead 60-56 with a 7-0 run, but the Buckeyes outscored the Wolverines 14-2 the rest of the way. (more...)
Roger Goodell signs contract extension as National Football League commissioner, per report Roger Goodell signs contract extension as National Football League commissioner, per report
- December 06, 2017

The deal had "nearly unanimous consensus" among the National Football League owners, according to Florio who cited a source close to the situation. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones , considered by some the second-most powerful figure in the NFL, pushed back against Goodell's contract process and had some support, but it appears that the league's Compensation Committee had its way. (more...)
Konta turns to ex-Sharapova coach for 2018
- December 06, 2017

But after a poor end to the year that saw her slip down to ninth in the world rankings, she split with Fissette. "I'm delighted to confirm that Michael Joyce will be joining my team for 2018", she said in a statement. Fissette quickly signed on with former No. 1 Angelique Kerber , who parted ways with Torben Beltz. A left foot injury kept her off the court, and kept her from likely qualification at the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore. (more...)
Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident
- December 06, 2017

However, Peters has had tumultuous play, backed by one of the NFL's worst defenses. Peters walked off the field, thinking he'd been ejected from the game, but returned shortly afterward. The oddities continued immediately afterwards on an Oakland train, when Peters and Lynch rode the Bay Area Rapid Transit together, much to the displeasure of vulgar anti-Chiefs chants. (more...)
Rhian Brewster: Liverpool report alleged racial abuse of striker during youth game Rhian Brewster: Liverpool report alleged racial abuse of striker during youth game
- December 06, 2017

Brewster was a key part of the England squad that won the Under-17 World Cup in India in October, scoring a hat-trick in the semi-final against Brazil. It's something that the club will look into and deal with. 'The only thing missing from his performance was a goal. Back in September, Nigeria-born forward Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racist chants and monkey gestures from Spartak supporters in the reverse fixture in Russian Federation. (more...)
Serena Williams to return at Australia Open, says tournament chief
- December 06, 2017

However, at a Tennis Australia event on Wednesday, the Australian Open's tournament director, Craig Tiley, was optimistic of Williams defending her Melbourne title and continuing in her quest to break Margaret Court's all-time singles record of 24 grand slams. (more...)
LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA
- December 06, 2017

This national story grew with the intervention of Trump and Liangelo's father. LaVar Ball likely won't find Stalbergs' comments very amusing if he comes across them. "They had him there just to use the Ball family name". LaVar Ball said earlier Monday that he hadn't informed the UCLA coaching staff that he was pulling LiAngelo. (more...)
Hornets head coach steps away from team to address health Hornets head coach steps away from team to address health
- December 06, 2017

This is Clifford's fifth season with the Hornets. Silas received a text message at about 2 p.m. Monday saying Clifford was too sick to coach the team that evening, the Charlotte Observer reports . The team said at the time that he was absent due to an illness. "It was a long day". He previously served as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks (2000-03), Houston Rockets (2003-07), Orlando Magic (2007-12) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2012-13). (more...)
Philippe Coutinho price set by Liverpool — European Paper Talk
- December 06, 2017

The transfer saga over the Brazilian attacker has rumbled on for months, with Barca unable to force a deal over the line in the summer transfer window. We just need to be careful. "In theory, we're not planning on using him until after Christmas, but let's see how things go in the next few weeks". And Barcelona now want him to be their midfield lynchpin and heir to Xavi. (more...)
Loyal Vols fans' season of suffering extended by search Loyal Vols fans' season of suffering extended by search
- December 06, 2017

In addition, Fulmer and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin spoke extensively by phone Tuesday morning, and sources close to Martin told ESPN it was a "very positive conversation moving in the right direction". According to Chris Low of ESPN, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will have his second interview with Fulmer today. It's Day 25 for Tennessee without a head football coach in Knoxville, and current players, players' parents, recruits and - yes, fans - are restless. (more...)
Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018 Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018
- December 06, 2017

It was also made a decision to increase the total purse of each franchise from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore. In the wake of the latest IPL GC meeting, it is likely that MS Dhoni will return for Chennai Super Kings . Also read: IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL? The minimum spend will be 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season to aid junior players. (more...)
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Messi benched? He's still happy Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Messi benched? He's still happy
- December 06, 2017

The Argentine has been in stunning form this season, scoring 17 goals so far as Barca sit five points clear at the top of La Liga. Javier Mascherano has played a part in much of that success for Barcelona , helping his side win four league titles and two Champions League titles in past eight years. (more...)

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