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SMU announces Sonny Dykes as new head coach SMU announces Sonny Dykes as new head coach
- December 13, 2017

He was sacked from Cal after four seasons last January after the Bears went 5-7 in 2016, and he compiled a 19-30 record during his time there. It's most definitely an interesting hire for a Mustangs program that turned it around a great deal under Morris. (more...)
Former Browns WR Kenny Britt Signs Deal With Patriots Former Browns WR Kenny Britt Signs Deal With Patriots
- December 13, 2017

Britt fills two needs: He gives the Patriots a big, physical receiver on the perimeter, and he becomes the fourth former Rutgers player on the roster. After not winning a single game with the Browns, Britt is joining a 10-3 Patriots team that is now looking to defend its Super Bowl title. Britt signed a four-year, $32 million free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns back in March, but after hauling in just 18 catches with two touchdowns in nine games, the team made a decision to release ... (more...)
Yankees trade Chase Headley to Padres in money-saving move Yankees trade Chase Headley to Padres in money-saving move
- December 13, 2017

It also opens the door for the Yankees to possibly bring back free agent third baseman Todd Frazier , who fit in seamlessly after being brought over from the White Sox at the trade deadline. Scott missed almost the entire 2017 season after a foul ball off the bat of Mark Trumbo of Baltimore in Toronto on April 14 caught him hard in the mask, causing Scott's second concussion in nine months and fourth in five years. (more...)
Liverpool vs West Brom: 4 things to look forward to Liverpool vs West Brom: 4 things to look forward to
- December 13, 2017

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to full training but he will not be in contention to face West Brom . "We've seen it a few times this season at Anfield - people know the attacking threats we have and tend to sit off a bit, especially because we are so quick on the counter". (more...)
Theresa May Claims Brexit Bill 'Conditional,' EU Parliament Demands Deal Made Binding Theresa May Claims Brexit Bill 'Conditional,' EU Parliament Demands Deal Made Binding
- December 13, 2017

She continued: "The arrangements we have agreed to reach the second phase of the talks are entirely consistent with the principles and objectives that I [have] set out". According to The Rand Corporation study, the worst option would be a "no deal", which would leave the United Kingdom economy 4.9 per cent poorer by 2029. (more...)
Kick-returning star Hester calls it a career Kick-returning star Hester calls it a career
- December 13, 2017

Hester's announcement prompted many former coaches and players to take to social media to congratulate him an outstanding career, including his former coach, Lovie Smith. The future Hall of Famer most recently took to the field with the Seahawks during the playoffs past year, and strongly hinted towards hanging up his cleats following Seattle's failed run. (more...)
Afghanistan to play their first ever Test in India Afghanistan to play their first ever Test in India
- December 13, 2017

After the ICC World Cup in England in June-July, India starts with a series in the West Indies (2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3T20Is). The idea of protecting the PMS and SHS was aimed at extending the home season during the festive time, since the companies advertise during that period - starting from October and ending in March. (more...)
Gayle storm hands Rangpur Riders maiden BPL title Gayle storm hands Rangpur Riders maiden BPL title
- December 12, 2017

The West Indies icon broke his own previous record of 17 sixes in an innings which he had set against Pune Warriors while representing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the best was saved for last as the Jamaican six machine hit an unbelievable 18 sixes - an eye-watering 16 of them in the last 10 overs - and only five fours. (more...)
Russian doping: Six more athletes get lifetime Olympic bans over Sochi 2014 Russian doping: Six more athletes get lifetime Olympic bans over Sochi 2014
- December 12, 2017

The IOC said its disciplinary commission has opened 46 cases since it began reanalysing samples from Sochi - the Winter Olympics at which hosts Russian Federation employed what has been described as a "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules. (more...)
Chelsea join the race for Thomas Lemar Chelsea join the race for Thomas Lemar
- December 12, 2017

L'Équipe report today that Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal have both chose to attempt to sign AS Monaco attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar next month, after both missing out on the player in the dying embers of the summer transfer window. (more...)
No news yet on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers No news yet on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
- December 12, 2017

His players seemed hopeful. Aaron Rodgers (I.R., collarbone) will undergo a CT scan this week. It was originally thought that the 33-year-old two-time NFL MVP would miss the rest of the season, although there remained hope he would return for the play-offs, if the Packers make it. (more...)
Trail Blazers at Warriors Trail Blazers at Warriors
- December 12, 2017

The Warriors play just two games over the next week. They were overpowered by James Harden's 48 points in a 124-117 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. "It's a little sore but it feels fine", said Lillard. "Our focus level is just on another level because of the injuries that we have on our team", Durant said. (more...)
Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi out, Aaron Ramsey doubtful for West Ham United game Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi out, Aaron Ramsey doubtful for West Ham United game
- December 12, 2017

Arsène Wenger doesn't believe it is realistic to expect footballers to "commit 200% on the pitch and be an angel after". Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Shokdran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey will not be available for Arsenal's Premier League meeting with West Ham United on Wednesday. (more...)
Raelene Castle named Rugby Australia's first female chief excutive Raelene Castle named Rugby Australia's first female chief excutive
- December 12, 2017

Castle previously held the post of chief executive of the Canterbury Bulldogs, a rugby league side based in Sydney, but stepped down from the position earlier this year. "My experience in rugby league was very strong; I don't expect my experience in rugby union to be any different". Castle spent four years at the Bulldogs, presiding over three NRL finals appearances for the club, including the 2014 grand final loss to South Sydney, before resigning this season. (more...)
Boxer's ear nearly severed in horrific injury (GRAPHIC IMAGES) Boxer's ear nearly severed in horrific injury (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
- December 12, 2017

Gory images show the 32-year-old's ear nearly split in half from the top, hanging sickeningly from the side of his head. "Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot", the 32-year-old wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Dolphins stun Brady and Patriots Dolphins stun Brady and Patriots
- December 12, 2017

He didn't do much, catching just one of the five passes that went his way, but he was back on the field. With the win, the Dolphins go to 6-7 on the season. The Patriots, who had a first-and-goal at the Miami 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter, had to settle for a 33-yard Gostkowski field goal after getting hit with illegal-shift and holding penalties. (more...)
Sounders fail to defend MLS Cup, falling to Toronto 2-0 Sounders fail to defend MLS Cup, falling to Toronto 2-0
- December 12, 2017

Similar to past year, Toronto had pretty much all of the chances, but another inspired performance from Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei produced deja vu for many. Toronto FC hoists the MLS Cup for the first time ever as the party gets into full swing at BMO Field. After the break he denied Bradley's long-range effort and turned away a blistering shot by Giovinco toward the bottom left corner. (more...)
Manchester City are lucky - Jose Mourinho Manchester City are lucky - Jose Mourinho
- December 12, 2017

Upon further inspection of replays, it seemed clear that referee Oliver made the right decision in not awarding a penalty, though Jesus got away without a sanction. You can talk about De Bruyne and Silva who are, no doubt, better than United's midfield options but they are better because of the environment they're in. (more...)
Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield
- December 12, 2017

One of the advantages is having the second of two legs back within the safe confines of Anfield. The return leg will be at Anfield in March, either the 6th or 7th, or the 13th or 14th. Matches between Chelsea and Barcelona have often gone down in history, from that famous 4-2 win in 2005, the Tom Henning Ovrebo match in 2009, and Ramires and Fernando Torres guiding a 10-man Blues side to the 2012 Champions League final against all the odds. (more...)
Maradona Unveils Statue Of Himself In India Maradona Unveils Statue Of Himself In India
- December 12, 2017

His second public appearance has been a long-time coming having originally been scheduled for September, meaning the statue had to stay behind its blue and white curtain for months before the man himself could unveil it at a ceremony on Monday. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - 2017 Player Profile Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - 2017 Player Profile
- December 12, 2017

With the Packers in the thick of the postseason hunt but now on the outside looking in on a playoff berth (they're a game behind the No. 6-seeded Atlanta Falcons ), Rodgers' return from his broken collarbone would be a major boost to their hopes down the stretch. (more...)
Greg Schiano contract details with Tennessee released Greg Schiano contract details with Tennessee released
- December 12, 2017

A potentially critical detail: Tennessee's buyout to Schiano in the event of a standard firing would've been 75 percent of the remaining money on his deal, according to the MOU obtained by 247. Miller. "'That document was never signed by The University of Tennessee's Chief Financial Officer, whose signature would have been required to make it legally binding on the University, ' Satkowiak wrote". (more...)
NFL Network Suspends Analysts Over Sexual Harassment Allegations NFL Network Suspends Analysts Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
- December 12, 2017

Ike Taylor , also an analyst, sent Cantor "sexually inappropriate" pictures of himself and a video of him masturbating in the shower, according to the filing. Simmons, whose media properties include the website the Ringer, has praised Weinberger in the past. The disturbing allegations comes after a wave of high-profile men in entertainment and politics have been accused of sexual harassment, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer and Roy Moore, among others. (more...)
LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball going pro… in Lithuania LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball going pro… in Lithuania
- December 12, 2017

They will report to the team in early January. Gaines said signing with Prienu Vytautas "made the most sense" when it came to discussing LaMelo's and LiAngelo's development and professional basketball future. Vytautas has sparingly signed American players in the past decade, only ex-Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley. Tickets cost around 5 euro. The team has no general manager and doesn't practice regularly due to the poor financial situation. (more...)
Josh McCown leaves after breaking left hand Josh McCown leaves after breaking left hand
- December 11, 2017

They outplayed us". It is not clear how much time McCown will miss. On his first pass back, McCown tried to throw a deep ball to Robby Anderson , only to have it picked off by Darian Stewart . And according to the team, it was also the 32nd straight time the Broncos have won the turnover battle and won the game, which is the longest current streak and now only two games away from tying the Green Bay Packers (2009-13) streak of such wins. (more...)

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