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Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test
- December 14, 2017

Vincenzo Nibali, who finished second in the Vuelta behind Froome, also voiced his frustration at the news and said it was "not a great day" for Froome and for cycling . Morgan and his company Morgan Sports Law successfully defended British cyclist Lizzie Armistead when she avoided a four-year ban in 2016 following three missed drugs tests within a 12-month period. (more...)
Rio: Arsenal are going 'backwards' under Wenger Rio: Arsenal are going 'backwards' under Wenger
- December 14, 2017

I don't listen too much to all that stuff. Wenger refused to talk about his side being below the Clarets. If you compare this performance against the same match past year against Arsenal it's black and white. "I thought it had gone in, but the goalkeeper saved it". Arsenal is in fifth place and just a point behind Liverpool for fourth. And this was the second game of three in a week. (more...)
Austria gas plant explosion leads to price hikes Austria gas plant explosion leads to price hikes
- December 14, 2017

Gas Connect said it also suspects an unspecified technical fault. The fire brigade, police and Gas Connect Austria said one person had been killed. Gas Connect spokesman Andreas Rinofner said: "The gas supply is in the direction of Italy , the south is restricted". "Gazprom Export fully meets daily nominations of our clients that are receiving gas via Austrian gas hub Baumgarten", the company reported. (more...)
Zidane salutes 'complete' five-star Real Madrid performance Zidane salutes 'complete' five-star Real Madrid performance
- December 14, 2017

The Portuguese was crowned the 2017 Ballon d'Or , which is often also referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award because only players plying their trade in Europe can be nominated, victor at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the top 15 in the final 2017 Ballon d'Or ranking. "It'll be his fifth Ballon d'Or , and right now that says it all". (more...)
Sam Allardyce cancels Everton's Christmas party Sam Allardyce cancels Everton's Christmas party
- December 14, 2017

Allardyce also appears to have been able to find the best in Everton attacker Wayne Rooney , after the striker netted his fifth goal in four league matches. Not for Mundo Deportivo are the in depth looks of the Valencia regional press and pondering Sam Allardyce's thoughts at Everton , but perhaps it's now been simplified too far. (more...)
Milan Teen Goalie in Tears as Fans Criticize Him for Multimillion Wage Milan Teen Goalie in Tears as Fans Criticize Him for Multimillion Wage
- December 14, 2017

Gianluigi Donnarumma's name is back in the headlines following a summer which turned into a proper soap opera for the talented AC Milan goalkeeper. The 18-year-old is one of the hottest properties in world football but potential buyers were dealt a hammer blow in June when the teenager penned a new deal at the San Siro. (more...)
NFL Odds: Packers Slight Underdogs In Aaron Rodgers' Return Vs. Panthers NFL Odds: Packers Slight Underdogs In Aaron Rodgers' Return Vs. Panthers
- December 14, 2017

Citing two sources, the State Journal's Jason Wilde reported Tuesday that Rodgers was "pushing hard" to play in Sunday's game and that others in the building weren't sold on the notion that his collarbone was sufficiently healed. Rodgers was medically cleared to return Tuesday night. "We did it past year. It helps (that Rodgers is back), but it definitely is not going to make it easy". (more...)
West Brom manager Alan Pardew keen on signing Liverpool's Danny Ings West Brom manager Alan Pardew keen on signing Liverpool's Danny Ings
- December 14, 2017

The home side, after belatedly getting into gear and pushing hard for victory late in the second half, thought they had broken through, only for Solanke's bundled effort to be ruled out for accidental handball by referee . Liverpool have scored 63 goals in their 25 competitive games so far this season - the most that they have ever managed after as many fixtures in a campaign since 1986-87 (64). (more...)
Delanie Walker, the 49ers tight end that got away Delanie Walker, the 49ers tight end that got away
- December 14, 2017

Our Free NFL Prediction: The 49ers victory last week has definitely shown what Garoppolo has brought to San Francisco with his unbelievable performance. Only tackle Joe Staley, center Daniel Kilgore, and tight end Garrett Celek remain from Walker's tenure with the 49ers. "We go outside, and we see this guy outside with the uniform on, got these old cleats, old Nike Shark cleats, I think he had on some Pumas, I don't really remember, warming up". (more...)
LSU hiring Chargers assistant coach James Cregg for offensive line LSU hiring Chargers assistant coach James Cregg for offensive line
- December 14, 2017

LSU already has commitments from four Class of 2018 offensive linemen recruited by Grimes. "LSU's offensive line has helped pave the way for three consecutive 1,000-yard rushers, including Leonard Fournette, who set the school's single-season mark with 1,853 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2015". (more...)
Arsenal manager Wenger claims seventh place isn't accurate Arsenal manager Wenger claims seventh place isn't accurate
- December 14, 2017

Another Arsenal player whose future is seemingly up in the air as the transfer window approaches is Olivier Giroud. Ozil has been linked with a move to United to reunite with his former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, while Barcelona have also been linked with the German. (more...)
Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cardinals on verge of getting Marlins All-Star Marcell Ozuna Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cardinals on verge of getting Marlins All-Star Marcell Ozuna
- December 14, 2017

The Cardinals had a deal in place for Stanton last week, but he invoked his no-trade clause and blocked the move. The Marlins are expected to receive multiple prospects from the Cardinals in the deal. Martinez is Boston's primary target as some have speculated. The conversations with the Marlins about Ozuna spill out of the Cardinals long talks with Miami about acquiring Stanton. (more...)
Bengals vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction Bengals vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction
- December 14, 2017

Vikings head coach and former Bengals defensive coordinator gave Lewis a glowing endorsement this week, implying that the organization would suffer a tremendous loss if they didn't sign Lewis to a new contract at season's end. We spend more time. We know what we've got in front of us. "I think we should get Elflein back this week, I think we should get Remmers back - there's a good chance". (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacts to goalless draw with West Brom Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacts to goalless draw with West Brom
- December 14, 2017

Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp took the heat for his team selection, saying of his squad of players that he is "sure they will all get their chance in this coming run of games and they must all be ready". "Initially, I thought it had hit a body and gone in", Pardew told a news conference. Mohamed Salah , who had been directly involved in 23 of those goals after his move from Roma, was particularly wasteful as Liverpool missed the chance to move up to fourth place and were instead ... (more...)
Angels officially acquire Ian Kinsler Angels officially acquire Ian Kinsler
- December 14, 2017

The 2016 Gold Glove victor finished with a mark of 1.7 defensive wins above replacement during his hardware-laden campaign, and he continued to flash the leather in a big way this past season. Kinsler's 139 games played last season was his lowest total since being traded to Detroit before the 2014 season. Kinsler has one season and $11 million remaining on his contract and will join a team that's making a strong offseason effort to upgrade its lineup, with the veteran infielder set to ... (more...)
Lindsay McCormick Alleges Sexual Discrimination Against NFL Network Lindsay McCormick Alleges Sexual Discrimination Against NFL Network
- December 14, 2017

Specific claims of this type are made regarding Weinberger, Evans, Taylor, current NFLN analyst Marshall Faulk, former NFLN analyst Eric Davis, former NFLN analyst Warren Sapp, and NFLN talent coordinator Marc Watts. "No sexual harassment. You are not going to put that on me". He told Slater that if Cantor had one, she must have gotten it from one of the women working in makeup. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Maintains His Players Acted Properly in Post Derby Bust-Up Jose Mourinho Maintains His Players Acted Properly in Post Derby Bust-Up
- December 14, 2017

City's players were celebrating their victory at the home of their rivals when United boss Jose Mourinho , on his way to a post-match press conference, entered the visiting dressing room. It's going to be extremely hard for United to claw back that lead, especially with City playing so well, but Mourinho will be demanding a response from his players tonight so they can at least try and apply some sort of pressure on City. (more...)
Katie Taylor goes the distance in successfully defending world title Katie Taylor goes the distance in successfully defending world title
- December 14, 2017

Taylor was headlining an action-packed card in London and was grateful to the support of the York Hall crowd in rallying past McCaskill, who fought bravely to cause the Irish star a few problems. Taylor's team have chosen wisely for her first defence of the WBA strap. The seventh proved similarly hard for Taylor, and she was deducted a point for holding. (more...)
Penn State Beaver Campus Shooting Leaves 2 Dead Penn State Beaver Campus Shooting Leaves 2 Dead
- December 14, 2017

Pennsylvania State Police say the shooting is being investigated as a murder-suicide. He then shot and killed himself. "When he arrived, he found the two individuals deceased", said Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Penn State Beaver sent out a tweet informing students and faculty that there is no longer a threat on campus. WYTV is monitoring this story for the latest developments. (more...)
Southampton vs Leicester City 13 December 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions Southampton vs Leicester City 13 December 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions
- December 13, 2017

At Southampton, his side managed just 17 league goals at home all season, and it was him who took all of the blame. Claude Puel has seemingly found his preferred system at Leicester City and is expected to field an unchanged starting line-up for a third consecutive match on his return to St Mary's Stadium . (more...)
Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian club Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian club
- December 13, 2017

Valanciunas' words can definitely be considered a very kind gesture from him, as he also wants the Balls to have a good impression of Lithuania, and its people. The idea to thank Trump came from UCLA. Upon their return, the trio of players, LiAngelo Ball , Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill; held a press conference where they thanked President Trump for their release. (more...)
Roger Goodell views new contract as his last Roger Goodell views new contract as his last
- December 13, 2017

The end of Roger Goodell's time as National Football League commissioner is in sight. The extension can be worth up to $200 million with almost 90% of the money represented by performance-based on incentives that will be decided by owners on various committees. (more...)
Antonio Conte stands by comments writing off Chelsea's title defence Antonio Conte stands by comments writing off Chelsea's title defence
- December 13, 2017

I don't know, I don't know because in January you have to wait the right time to adapt them [new players] in our idea of football. "I think we had a great game, we had possession and tried to play the ball", Willian told BT Sport. Man City won 15 and drew one. "I look at the present, the next game is against Huddersfield". "I think it is a good draw". Tonight, I saw the best performance from Baka and I started to see what I want. (more...)
PV Sindhu defeats He Bingjao, Kidambi Srikanth loses in Badminton Superseries Finals PV Sindhu defeats He Bingjao, Kidambi Srikanth loses in Badminton Superseries Finals
- December 13, 2017

Srikanth became the only Indian player to win four Super Series crowns in a single year. He won the Indonesia Open, Australia Open, Denmark Open and French Open before he was forced to miss the China Open and Hong Kong Open owing to a thigh muscle strain, which he had sustained at the Nationals in Nagpur last month. (more...)
Newcastle sale moves closer as Amanda Staveley increases offer to £300m Newcastle sale moves closer as Amanda Staveley increases offer to £300m
- December 13, 2017

Sportsmail can exclusively reveal that Ashley would fund Rafa Benitez's January transfer spending but would be reimbursed by Staveley and PCP Capital Partners - her Middle East investment fund - when the deal is completed, most likely around the end of January. (more...)

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