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Bristol City knocks out United Bristol City knocks out United
- December 21, 2017

But they played brilliantly, fought like this was the game of their lives, which it probably was, and I think a lovely day for football, because a team from a lower division one. Or maybe they knew man of the match Joe Bryan would score their first goal? Physically and mentally. But we were the team with the opportunities [in the second half]; everyone was waiting for our goal. (more...)
MLS expansion race: Nashville comes from back of pack with 'unprecedented' bid MLS expansion race: Nashville comes from back of pack with 'unprecedented' bid
- December 21, 2017

The news conference will include MLS commissioner Don Garber , Tennessee governor Bill Haslam , Nashville mayor Megan Barry and John Ingram of Nashville Soccer Holdings LLC. Later that month, a crowd of 56,232 attended a friendly match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. " This is a landmark day for Nashville and for all of the loyal and ardent soccer advocates in our state and our region ", Nashville investor/operator John Ingram said. (more...)
Man City's Alexis Sanchez move on hold as Guardiola prioritises squad harmony
- December 21, 2017

Arsenal fans will be hoping Sanchez can rediscover some form in Friday's festive fixture at home to Liverpool, a game which will have a big impact on the race for the top four. For it to get to this point where they can be offered that kind of money...and why would you offer £60m when they are free in a few months? A transfer failed to materialise and the Chile global has failed to look the part in the months that have followed. (more...)
West Ham Could Face Serie A Opposition For Jack Wilshere West Ham Could Face Serie A Opposition For Jack Wilshere
- December 21, 2017

Jack Wilshere has not been a regular feature for the North London outfit in the Premier League , having made most of his appearances in the League Cup and UEFA Europa League . "I think the biggest thing for any footballer and especially for me because of the injuries and the games I've missed, is that you're playing". "I think I've proved to myself I can play in the Premier League". (more...)
Why Philippe Coutinho won't leave Liverpool for Barcelona in January - Phil Thompson Why Philippe Coutinho won't leave Liverpool for Barcelona in January - Phil Thompson
- December 21, 2017

The club have this week landed themselves in hot water after Atletico Madrid reported them to Uefa for allegedly tapping up Antoine Griezmann without their permission. " El Clásico motivates me ", says the midfielder dressed as Father Christmas on the cover, while the paper states that he " excitedly awaits his Bernabéu debut and endorses the signing of Coutinho ". (more...)
Venus Williams will not be charged by police for fatal crash Venus Williams will not be charged by police for fatal crash
- December 21, 2017

The Palm Beach Gardens police report said an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off Williams as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, setting off a chain of events that ended with a sedan driven by Linda Barson, 68, slamming into the passenger side of Williams' SUV. (more...)
Red Wings pick up road win versus Islanders Red Wings pick up road win versus Islanders
- December 21, 2017

This game was the most Red Wings-type of performance I've seen from a team that is not the Red Wings . "That's the type of game we want to play". Josh Bailey delivered a go-ahead goal later in the period, again on the power play. He didn't share the thought of his defense partner. The tied score at two apiece lasted for less than a minute. "Like I said, I will take the opportunity [to play] any time I get it". (more...)
Probable Chelsea Lineup vs AFC Bournemouth | Carabao Cup Probable Chelsea Lineup vs AFC Bournemouth | Carabao Cup
- December 21, 2017

So far in the competition AFC Bournemouth have played Birmingham City, Brighton & Middlesborough winning each game to get to the stage they are at now. Bournemouth's elation swiftly turned to ashes, and their chances of Carabao Cup silverware came to an end thanks to the cool head of Morata, Chelsea flexing the muscle that comes with their kind of stacked resources. (more...)
5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC 5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC
- December 20, 2017

The 6-foot-6, 330-pounder ranks as the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 9 overall prospect in the country, according to the 247sports Composite. His decision came down to Clemson and Ohio State, and Carman told reporters he was persuaded in part by Swinney's claim that Urban Meyer is nearing the end of his coaching career. (more...)
LaVar Ball Wants an Alternative for High School Grads LaVar Ball Wants an Alternative for High School Grads
- December 20, 2017

Ball added the league would follow National Basketball Association rules with four 12-minute quarters and the professional three-point line located 23.75 feet from the basket. However, the G League is still open to players who are 18 and older, with a minimum salary of $19,500. "Is this about someone being part of a university and playing basketball or any other sport with that school's jersey on representing that institution, or is it about preparing me for my career, my professional ... (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe misses living a regular teenager life Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe misses living a regular teenager life
- December 20, 2017

On the field he always tries to pick me out. 10 - in pulling a goal back against Bayern Munich on 5 December, Mbappe became the youngest player ever to reach the ten-goal mark in the UEFA Champions League. To say that the teenager has enjoyed an incredible year would be underselling what he has achieved. But Mbappe, who has hit four goals in his last five PSG appearances, believes playing football cannot be compared to other jobs. (more...)
Expected back by Christmas Day Expected back by Christmas Day
- December 20, 2017

Embiid has missed Philly's past two games with a sore back, and he may miss the next two against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday and Saturday prior to making his return on December 25. Through 23 games, the 23-year-old is averaging a double-double to the tune of 24.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per outing, not to mention he's posting 3.5 assists and 1.9 blocks per contest. (more...)
National Signing Day: Emory Jones Switches From Ohio State to Florida National Signing Day: Emory Jones Switches From Ohio State to Florida
- December 20, 2017

New Florida coach Dan Mullen landed the centerpiece of his first recruiting class for the Gators when four-star quarterback Emory Jones announced Wednesday that he is heading to Florida. Mullen's resume includes developing Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida and Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald at Mississippi State . The Under Armour All-American is a flawless fit for Mullen's spread offense with his ability as a passer and runner. (more...)
Rays trade Longoria to Giants, reports say Rays trade Longoria to Giants, reports say
- December 20, 2017

The Giants finished the season with Pablo Sandoval at third base; he batted.225 in 47 games. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic added that the Rays are also sending cash to the Giants to help offset Longoria's remaining salary. "For a decade, he's been at the center of all of our successes, and it's a very emotional parting for us all", said Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg. (more...)
Tesco takeover of Booker given final approval by CMA Tesco takeover of Booker given final approval by CMA
- December 20, 2017

Tesco operates more than 3,000 stores across the United Kingdom while Booker supplies services to more than 5,000 stores as well as to thousands of independent retailers and caterers. Most shops use more than one wholesaler and they switch frequently. Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, said: "Christmas has come early for Tesco and Booker". (more...)
Army Chief briefs Senators on national security Army Chief briefs Senators on national security
- December 20, 2017

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor, after the army chief's briefing to the Senate, said a consensus exists that Pakistan is very strong and no one can defeat us till we are united. "The COAS briefed the Senate members on Pakistan's policy on the war against terrorism". He said that the interaction between parliamentarians and the army leadership was held in a cordial atmosphere and he described it as a "good beginning". (more...)
Ruptures Achilles; likely out six months Ruptures Achilles; likely out six months
- December 20, 2017

Britton was an All-Star in 2015 and 2016, finishing fourth in Cy Young voting the latter season after posting a 0.54 ERA and an AL-best 47 saves. With Britton out for at least the first half of the 2018 season, the Orioles would likely turn again to right-hander Brad Brach - yet another pending free agent whom the team had shopped - as their closer. (more...)
Former Mavs player looking for his stolen toilet Former Mavs player looking for his stolen toilet
- December 20, 2017

Villanueva - who made more than $50 million in his career - says he came home to his Dallas pad and realized someone had been inside and stole a bunch of his stuff. FYI it's been 2hrs since I called. "I'm still in shock of all the things they stole", he wrote. Hours later, Villanueva said he still hadn't heard from police. (more...)
Five-star 2018 recruit Micah Parsons picks Penn State Five-star 2018 recruit Micah Parsons picks Penn State
- December 20, 2017

According to Ohio State's report to the NCAA, Parsons's parents asked to check out the College GameDay set while on a campus visit with OSU assistant Ed Terwilliger, who obliged and introduced Parsons to Kirk Herbsteit, Eddie George (who was that week's celebrity guest picker), and Lee Corso. (more...)
Man charged over alleged racist attack on Raheem Sterling Man charged over alleged racist attack on Raheem Sterling
- December 20, 2017

CCTV footage shown in court revealed how Anderson drove his van alongside Sterling's vehicle as the player waited to enter the training ground. The assault left the 23-year-old Sterling "completely shocked", according to a statement that was read out in court. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann are welcome at Barcelona, says Luis Suarez Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann are welcome at Barcelona, says Luis Suarez
- December 20, 2017

Having missed out on Coutinho with three offers in August, Barca made no secret that they meant to return for one of the Premier League's top performers once the transfer window reopened. Barcelona are growing confident that they will be able to land Griezmann. Barcelona midfielder Paulinho admits that he would personally be delighted if the Catalan giants could snare Philippe Coutinho away from Liverpool . (more...)
Manchester United plot shock big-money move for Chelsea superstar
- December 20, 2017

Manchester United are interested in signing Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard , according to The Sun . The same report claims that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a keen admirer of the Belgium global and has instructed president Florentino Perez to do what he can to try and bring him to the Bernabeu. (more...)
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud set to miss Liverpool game with hamstring injury Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud set to miss Liverpool game with hamstring injury
- December 20, 2017

Giroud got the start for Arsenal in a well-rotated side, playing through the middle for Arsene Wenger's team, but pulled up on a run late in the second half and asked off the pitch after going straight to the ground with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. (more...)
Real Madrid not the only rival of title Real Madrid not the only rival of title
- December 20, 2017

This was most evident in the recent FIFA Club World Cup competition in the United Arab Emirates; Bale's impact could not have been greater in the fleeting appearances that he made from the substitutes' bench. With that they are in 4th position. "We have lost another player for El Clasico but we hope those 10 days during Christmas break will allow him to recover", Valverde admitted in the press conference. (more...)
Pep Guardiola to be offered new £20m deal Pep Guardiola to be offered new £20m deal
- December 20, 2017

It is a daunting prospect for the other sides in the top flight given City are on their way to a record points tally and do not look like being stopped any time soon. Always I understand them because I was a football player, they want to play , but I have to take the decisions... when I take a decision I think about many things, it's never personal because I trust a lot in these guys". (more...)

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