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LeBron James rues late no-calls in Warriors' Christmas Day victory
- December 27, 2017

The missed calls change nothing now, but it's always interesting to think about how different the game would've been had James been awarded free throws to make it a one-point game with minute still left to play. Houston point guard Chris Paul was sidelined by a groin strain. After Warriors rookie Jordan Bell hoisted a 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining, the two teams battled for the rebound. (more...)
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians 'little tired' of questions about future
- December 27, 2017

Nothing's changed in the last month and a half and everybody keeps asking the same question". Arians has not told the team he is retiring, but given his battles with cancer and his health scares in recent years, the team has discussed some contingencies in the event a coaching search is required. (more...)
Disappointed With Myself - Liverpool Star Self-Critical As Reds Crush Swansea City Disappointed With Myself - Liverpool Star Self-Critical As Reds Crush Swansea City
- December 27, 2017

The hosts' sluggishness prevented Jurgen Klopp's scoring further until early in the second half when Firmino volleyed in Coutinho's free-kick before adding his second after Trent Alexander-Arnold drilled in a half-volley off the underside of the crossbar, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing in the fifth seven minutes from time. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane: 'Nothing needs changing at Real Madrid' Zinedine Zidane: 'Nothing needs changing at Real Madrid'
- December 26, 2017

This will be the 237th El Clasico in all competitions between Real Madrid and Barcelona . Barcelona on Saturday stunned host Real Madrid with a 3-0 triumph in the 17th round of La Liga to remain undefeated for the 25th match so far, effectively ending defending champion Real Madrid's already-slim chances of retaining the title. (more...)
Arsenal 'quoted £40m for Julian Draxler' Arsenal 'quoted £40m for Julian Draxler'
- December 26, 2017

In case you didn't know. . Rumours have repeatedly done the rounds that he could be on his way out and with PSG looking to balance the books due to ongoing doubts in relation to their spending in regards to Financial Fair Play, the 24-year-old may well be sacrificed. (more...)
Celtic have denied claims regarding potential £18million deal Celtic have denied claims regarding potential £18million deal
- December 26, 2017

Chris Hughton admits Brighton are lacking in firepower after watching them fire another blank on the road at Chelsea . Brendan Rodgers has denied claims Celtic have agreed to sell Moussa Dembele to Brighton and Hove Albion for £ 18 million in January, but says he cannot guarantee the striker will stay at the club much longer. (more...)
Liverpool back up to fourth after thrashing Swansea at Anfield Liverpool back up to fourth after thrashing Swansea at Anfield
- December 26, 2017

Philippe Coutinho provided the style and compatriot Roberto Firmino the substance as Liverpool's brilliant Brazilians dispatched rudderless Swansea 5-0 in clinical fashion at Anfield. Firmino was withdrawn in the 68th minute - denied the chance of a likely hat-trick - and his replacement Dominic Solanke might have had a treble of his own, flashing his most impressive effort just wide of the post on the volley. (more...)
Former Steelers LB James Harrison reportedly visiting Patriots Former Steelers LB James Harrison reportedly visiting Patriots
- December 26, 2017

There is no way that the Steelers came to that decision easily. Nevertheless, Pittsburgh has to balance between winning the game and keeping the top players healthy. At 39-years-old, the end of Harrison's career is far closer than the beginning. Harrison recorded 80.5 sacks with the Steelers, but saw his role decrease as the Steelers transitioned to more pass-coverage responsibilities for outside linebackers Bud Dupree and rookie T.J. (more...)
Paxton Lynch Back As Broncos Starting Quarterback
- December 26, 2017

Osweiler went 12-for-17 for 194 yards and two touchdowns through the air while running for another score as he led the Broncos back from a deficit to claim a victory over the Indianapolis Colts. "So we want to see him play", Joseph said. Lynch has lost the quarterback battle in training camp the last two seasons to Siemian, but many Broncos fans feel the team still needs to see more of him. (more...)
Manchester United need to soldier on after Leicester draw - Juan Mata Manchester United need to soldier on after Leicester draw - Juan Mata
- December 26, 2017

Just when it looked like United have managed to eke out a crucial win, Maquire slid in Marc Albrighton's cross in the final minute of the added time to help Leicester hold United 2-2. "The end product of so much dominance, two goals, is a miserable number". "We were punished for our mistakes". Because we deserve to win matches? Huddersfield thought they were on course for a third win in four games after Tom Ince's 10th minute goal. (more...)
Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Southampton Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Southampton
- December 26, 2017

The England global surpassed Alan Shearer's 22-year-old record with a simple header and tapped in a 38th league goal of 2017 before half-time. Mauricio Pochettino can not think of a striker who is better than the "world class" Harry Kane following the England international's record-breaking exploits in Tottenham's 5-2 hammering of Southampton . (more...)
Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online
- December 26, 2017

Four-time world champion Hamilton had shared a video with his 5.7 million followers on Instagram showing his nephew sporting a blue and pink dress and waving a pink heart-shaped furry wand. One user wrote: 'As long as that child is fit, health and doing no harm to anyone. whats the drama?' Finally, raising his voice, Hamilton says: "Boys don't wear princess dresses!" and the video comes to an end. (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Closing In On $800 Million Worldwide 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Closing In On $800 Million Worldwide
- December 26, 2017

Whilst Disney may have had concerns about Solo before The Last Jedi's release, it is no surprise that the mixed reactions to what was assumed to be a surefire success with fans has raised some concern about the potential backlash for what may happen to one of Star Wars' most beloved characters. (more...)
Messi assists Vidal without a boot on his right foot Messi assists Vidal without a boot on his right foot
- December 26, 2017

It's been another prolific season for Messi, with the Barca star up to 14 goals in 17 matches in La Liga and 18 strikes in 25 appearances in all competitions. In spite of Barcelona's fine performances this season, the departure of Neymar at the start of the season has shown up a real problem in their team. (more...)
National Football League playoff picture: Rams, Saints, Panthers get in; Lions bow out National Football League playoff picture: Rams, Saints, Panthers get in; Lions bow out
- December 26, 2017

The Ravens appear to have the inside track for the No. 5 seed, while the Titans are now No. 6. However, when considering their sloppy loss to the 49ers Sunday, it's possible coach Doug Marrone may elect to play the starters. The Patriots can wrap up home field throughout the playoffs with a win next week or a Pittsburgh Steelers loss. A win over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night would clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. (more...)
Emmanuel Eboue reveals how he kept supporting Arsenal through personal troubles Emmanuel Eboue reveals how he kept supporting Arsenal through personal troubles
- December 26, 2017

As a result of his current plight, the Yellow-Red fans started an online petition under the #Eboue hashtag. There has been a heartening response to the tale, however, from Eboue's former club Galatasaray . I sent seven million back home. Eboue earned significant income playing for Arsenal at the height of his career, and was also on a reported £1.5 million annual salary playing for Turkish giants, Galatasaray. (more...)
Steyn out of Zimbabwe Test with viral infection Steyn out of Zimbabwe Test with viral infection
- December 26, 2017

There will be a minimum 98 overs a day - eight more than in the traditional five-day Test. South Africa's two main selection headaches were eased by cases of viral infection: de Villiers returned in place of du Plessis, allowing South Africa to play both Temba Bavuma and the allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo, while Morne Morkel kept his place with illness ruling out Dale Steyn, who has returned to South Africa's squad after recovering from surgery to the right shoulder he fractured in ... (more...)
Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane
- December 26, 2017

Kane, in particular, picked up exactly where he left off before he tucked into his Christmas dinner, scoring his second hat-trick in four days to blow Mauricio Pellegrino's team away. His recent triple makes him the first to do so on more than one occassion. Even though Spurs' Premier League position of fifth is disappointing, one man who can't be at fault for their mediocre campaign is Kane given just how consistent he's been. (more...)
United must recover in time to best Burnley at Old Trafford United must recover in time to best Burnley at Old Trafford
- December 26, 2017

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Burnley are among the contenders for European qualification. One of the more intriguing Boxing Day matchups in the Premier League sees Manchester United hosting Burnley , with both teams in mediocre form but with lots on the line for both teams. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund Chief Weighs in on Potential Henrikh Mkhitaryan Return Borussia Dortmund Chief Weighs in on Potential Henrikh Mkhitaryan Return
- December 26, 2017

The Brazilian's future has been something of a source of uncertainty in recent weeks because he has only started 10 of Chelsea's 19 Premier League games so far this season. With widespread reports of Mourinho and Mkhitaryan in a row , it's possible a deal could happen once the January transfer window opens next week. " I know the economic details of his transfer to Man United like nobody else ", Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild , as quoted as saying by dailymail.com on Sunday. (more...)
Major League Baseball first-round pick pays family's mortgage for Christmas, captures emotional video Major League Baseball first-round pick pays family's mortgage for Christmas, captures emotional video
- December 26, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks pick Pavin Smith posted a video Monday of his Christmas gift to his parents: paying off their mortgage. Our home is finally all YOURS. After being drafted, Smith played for the Class A Hillsboro Hops. An executive with the Diamondbacks retweeted Smith's video and wrote, "How awesome is this?" To thank his parents for all they've done, he made a decision to pay off their mortgage. (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp much like Swans' Leon Britton Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp much like Swans' Leon Britton
- December 26, 2017

Henderson, 27, was replaced by James Milner in the early stages of Friday's 3-3 draw with Arsenal and Klopp is concerned that the England global could be ruled out for a chunk of Liverpool's busy festive season schedule. Swansea are under pressure and we will be ready for them". I think there's a chance he becomes manager, but we want to stop his dreams. More consistency is needed to put a long streak of league wins together and kick their habit of dropping two points, but Klopp ... (more...)
Manchester City to sign Virgil van Dijk for £60m Manchester City to sign Virgil van Dijk for £60m
- December 26, 2017

Calciomercato report that agents representing Van Dijk have contacted Juventus about a possible transfer, but the Italian club are stepping aside. Players have left Southampton before for Liverpool or Manchester United, so it's not a new thing for them. (more...)
Top Jaish commander Noor Trali killed in Samboora Encounter Top Jaish commander Noor Trali killed in Samboora Encounter
- December 26, 2017

IGP Khan further said that the operation that began on Monday had been concluded. "The divisional commander of JeM, Noor Mohammad Tantrey alias Noor Trali, was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Samboora area of Pulwama", the official said. (more...)
Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in ODI squad for South Africa tour Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in ODI squad for South Africa tour
- December 26, 2017

The two teams will also play three Twenty20 internationals. India has played 28 ODIs against South Africa in South Africa, won five and lost 21. The Indian squad will fly to South Africa from Mumbai on December 27 after attending captain Virat Kohli's wedding reception with Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma on December 26. (more...)