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Winning debut for Carvalhal as Swansea beat Watford 2-1 Winning debut for Carvalhal as Swansea beat Watford 2-1
- December 30, 2017

The equaliser came from a knockdown from Oli McBurnie, and then Carvalhal's tactical switch paid dividends again, as fellow substitutes Narsingh and Nathan Dyer combined for the victor. Creating chances has been Swansea's biggest problem this season and, while they attempted to keep a higher line, they still found goalscoring opportunities at a premium for long spells, although Roque Mesa should have done better when he fired high and wide from outside the box after 23 minutes. (more...)
Predicted Gunners XI for Premier League clash v West Brom Predicted Gunners XI for Premier League clash v West Brom
- December 30, 2017

Arsene Wenger's men have scored the second fewest goals of any side in the top six, and have conceded the most times of the teams in the top seven. Alan Pardew admits he is planning for life without defender Jonny Evans as he strives to give his side renewed attacking impetus during the January window. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku stretchered off after nasty collision in Southampton match Romelu Lukaku stretchered off after nasty collision in Southampton match
- December 30, 2017

Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after the Manchester United striker clashed heads with Southampton's Wesley Hoedt in the teams' Premier League clash on Saturday. United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on January 1 and Lukaku's potential absence could prompt the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Marcus Rashford replaced the Belgian and there was genuine concern among the crowd for the centre-forward, whose injury prompted six minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half. (more...)
Lewis eases past Webster into semis Lewis eases past Webster into semis
- December 30, 2017

Van den Bergh rallied from 4-1 down to level the contest and force a ninth set that saw Cross battle the crowd as well as his opponent. Cross, a world championship debutant who has risen from obscurity in his first year of professional darts, will face either current world champion and world No 1 Michael van Gerwen or former champion Raymond van Barneveld, who meet later on Friday (Saturday NZT) in an all-Dutch big name quarterfinal. (more...)
Bournemouth vs Everton - Betting Tips and Predictions Bournemouth vs Everton - Betting Tips and Predictions
- December 30, 2017

The South Coast side find themselves in the 18 spot, and they are one point behind the safety line. That result was disappointing in the context of the club's desperate need for a win, but Howe insisted he saw signs of recovery in the performance and called for his players to match the tempo and energy that earned them a point against David Moyes's side. (more...)
Extended period of sub-freezing temperatures heading for East Texas Extended period of sub-freezing temperatures heading for East Texas
- December 30, 2017

While winter weather is certainly a possibility with moisture and cold air in place, it's increasingly looking like north MS will be the most favorable place to get a changeover to freezing rain. There will be enough wind to drop wind chills to within a few degrees of zero at times. Lows will drop into the upper 20s with wind chill readings in the teens. (more...)
Is the €38.9m Euromillions jackpot victor from Kilkenny? Is the €38.9m Euromillions jackpot victor from Kilkenny?
- December 30, 2017

The retired cleric - who is originally from Mayo - paid a visit to the National Lottery Winner's room to claim his prize, won on a quick pick ticket purchased in Donnybrook Fair in Malahide , North Dublin, on 22 December. A National Lottery spokesperson has appealed to players to check their numbers to see if they are the holder of the golden ticket worth a cool €38,906,715. (more...)
Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: These players can test Man City Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: These players can test Man City
- December 30, 2017

Pep Guardiola's City have been a class above this season, threatening to go through the Premier League campaign undefeated following 18 successive victories to open a 15-point lead. "That will be a massive decision for the club because I know how much everyone at Crystal Palace appreciates him and he is the last person we want to lose". (more...)
Celtic's Craig Gordon Produces Two Amazing Saves In Old Firm Derby Celtic's Craig Gordon Produces Two Amazing Saves In Old Firm Derby
- December 30, 2017

But we know that if we play to the best of our ability, we will win. Brendan Rodgers claimed he had not contemplated how Celtic's dominance in the fixture would affect the mindset of Rangers as they prepare for today's High Noon showdown at Parkhead. (more...)
Ashton Agar added to Ashes squad for SCG Test Ashton Agar added to Ashes squad for SCG Test
- December 30, 2017

Agar made a memorable test debut against England in 2013, scoring 98 batting at No. 11, but has played only three tests since after struggling to cement a place in the team. However, Agar's selection follows a clear pattern from Trevor Hohns' panel, who have identified the left-arm West Australian as a key man in their plans for the tour of India in 2021. (more...)
Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona
- December 30, 2017

The Nittany Lions aren't necessarily dwelling on the past. "I do feel like both teams are really excited about this opportunity and playing in this game", he said. "He does everything so well", Rapp said when asked about Barkley. "I don't get (talk about it) quite as much now". What to Watch For - Washington1. (more...)
Djokovic doubtful for Australian Open after withdrawing from Abu Dhabi event Djokovic doubtful for Australian Open after withdrawing from Abu Dhabi event
- December 30, 2017

And so Djokovic, who withdrew from the exhibition in Abu Dhabi this weekend after he experienced more pain in his troublesome elbow, has pulled the plug. I have great memories of this tournament and the matches I played, like the final against Andy from previous year. "It was nice to be able to play". (more...)
Sam Darnold's turnover problems continue in ugly Cotton Bowl loss Sam Darnold's turnover problems continue in ugly Cotton Bowl loss
- December 30, 2017

The Trojans used the game as a springboard, finishing at No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll, the highest-ever finish for a three-loss team, and Helton said the "momentum" from the win propelled them into the offseason. Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold had a forgettable showing in what could be his final collegiate game. "We kind of shot ourselves in the foot in this game", USC coach Clay Helton said. (more...)
Chelsea vs Stoke City match preview Chelsea vs Stoke City match preview
- December 30, 2017

Charly Musonda is also still out with a groin problem but Andreas Christensen is back after missing the Brighton game through illness. Chelsea's comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton on Boxing Day made it six successive Premier League wins on home soil. (more...)
EPL: Thierry Henry blasts Arsenal players for not celebrating with Alexis Sanchez EPL: Thierry Henry blasts Arsenal players for not celebrating with Alexis Sanchez
- December 30, 2017

Arsenal will get another opportunity to prove that they are a united squad when they travel to West Brom on Sunday. The Gunners legend told Sky Sports : "There is a division in the team". Not when you've just gone 2-1 up and you've been under the cosh. Henry's fellow Sky pundit Graeme Souness added: "It's a divided dressing room, some of them are not having Sanchez and his situation. (more...)
Charlotte Hornets stun Golden State Warriors; career night for Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets stun Golden State Warriors; career night for Dwight Howard
- December 30, 2017

They were outscored 26-22 by the Hornets in the third and never caught up. They are 9-2 without Curry. The Warriors committed 18 turnovers, which Charlotte turned into 32 points, nearly one-third of its total. Kerr said Curry likely will have a minutes limit, adding just his presence is a boost to the team. "It's good to have him in the building, but it's more fun to have him on the floor". (more...)
Football star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election Football star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election
- December 30, 2017

Idolised in Liberia as "Mister George", Weah is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed U.S. slaves. Below are some congratulatory messages from around the world to the former football star . Some Liberians said they weren't able to find their names at voting stations and couldn't cast a ballot. (more...)
Controversy as Antetokounmpo steps out of bounds before game-winner over Thunder Controversy as Antetokounmpo steps out of bounds before game-winner over Thunder
- December 30, 2017

A controversial no-call where Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped on the baseline before finishing a dunk with 1.1 seconds left gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder , snapping their six-game win streak. The Bucks were led by Antetokounmpo's 23 points. But from that point on, though, things became more hard for the Bucks. The Thunder played without Paul George , who missed the game due to a sore knee. (more...)
New York Jets extend contracts of Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan New York Jets extend contracts of Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan
- December 30, 2017

Johnson has said all along that Bowles and Maccagnan's fate this season would not be tied to wins and losses. "During their time here, they have worked together to help the organization build a foundation on which to grow", Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. (more...)
Lakers' Luke Walton: Julius Randle not playing well enough to earn minutes Lakers' Luke Walton: Julius Randle not playing well enough to earn minutes
- December 30, 2017

However, the Pelicans are a different story because they're just above.500. The team needs to free up as much salary cap space as possible so they can have the flexibility to pursue the likes of LeBron James and Paul George once they enter the free agent market. (more...)
Packers sign WR Davante Adams to contract extension Packers sign WR Davante Adams to contract extension
- December 30, 2017

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports via Twitter that Adams will sign a multi-year contract extension in Green Bay worth "roughly $14 million per year". The Packers originally drafted Adams in the second round out of Fresno State in 2014. This contract extension keeps Adams from hitting free agency, where he would have been one of the top receivers on the market. The fourth-year wide receiver didn't surpass the 500-yard mark in either of his first two seasons, combining for just four touchdowns ... (more...)
Northwestern vs. Kentucky 2017 live stream Northwestern vs. Kentucky 2017 live stream
- December 30, 2017

WYMT will continue to cover the 2017 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl throughout gameday. Northwestern: Northwestern enters bowl play on a seven-game winning streak. They check in 68th nationally in S&P+ offensive efficiency, and 102nd nationally in defensive efficiency. Despite the underwhelming November, Kentucky enters this week's contest with arguably the game's most risky weapon in running back Benny Snell, who tied for fifth in the nation with 18 touchdowns while ... (more...)
'Growing sense' Jon Gruden lands in Tampa Bay 'Growing sense' Jon Gruden lands in Tampa Bay
- December 30, 2017

The Buccaneers fell short of making the playoffs by one game, but it was their first winning season since 2010. According to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud , "the Glazer family, which owns the team, informed Koetter Friday afternoon that he would not be fired despite a 4-11 record which includes a pair of five-game losing streaks". (more...)
Avery Bradley Accused Of Sexual Assault, Paying Accuser While With Celtics Avery Bradley Accused Of Sexual Assault, Paying Accuser While With Celtics
- December 30, 2017

A lawyer for Bradley, with the firm Lavely & Singer, told TMZ that his client "denies having engaged in wrongdoing whatsoever" and that "sole objective of the agreement was to protect the reputation and privacy of Mr. Per the report from TMZ Sports , the woman was inebriated and unconscious while Avery Bradley allegedly assaulted her. Following the alleged incident, the woman contacted Bradley with the accusation and they made a deal to prevent her from releasing photos, video or audio. (more...)
James Harrison fires back at ex-Steelers teammates who roasted him James Harrison fires back at ex-Steelers teammates who roasted him
- December 30, 2017

In a long post on Instagram before practice Friday, Harrison wrote: "If anybody thought I signed a two-year deal with a team in the National Football League at age 39 to sit on the bench and collect a check and a participation trophy, they're mistaken". (more...)

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