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Messi fires Barca to Cup quarters Messi fires Barca to Cup quarters
- January 12, 2018

Barca's new record signing Philippe Coutinho - out for three weeks with a thigh injury - was also present as the former Liverpool attacker met his new team-mates. Celta visited Catalonia last month in the league, with the game ending 2-2, and another draw can be backed at 27/4 (7 .75). Sevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 with goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa to advance 4-1 on aggregate. (more...)
Federer has battle on his hands to defend Australian Open title Federer has battle on his hands to defend Australian Open title
- January 12, 2018

Men's third seed Grigor Dimitrov will face a qualifier, with Alexander Zverev , ranked fourth, playing Italian Thomas Fabbiano but with 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka , returning after surgery, is in his section of the draw. Federer ($2.75 AUD) is the favourite to win the tournament, according to Australian Gambling, with world number one and last year's Australian Open runner-up Nadal ($5.50) trailing him. (more...)
Managers air VAR concerns after League Cup stalemate Managers air VAR concerns after League Cup stalemate
- January 12, 2018

Fans of Arsenal and England will be hoping for good news for a player who can ill-afford another setback. Arsenal drew 0-0 with Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-final, with the return match to be played at the Emirates on January 24. (more...)
Jazz's Rodney Hood knocks phone out of fan's hand following ejection Jazz's Rodney Hood knocks phone out of fan's hand following ejection
- January 12, 2018

The man with the device had court side seats and quite a good view of his tantrum so no wonder he was hoping to get it on video! Although it was an outrageously rude move on Hood's part, it's hard not to respect the nonchalant way in which he pulled it off. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell Would Consider Retirement if Franchise Tagged Le'Veon Bell Would Consider Retirement if Franchise Tagged
- January 12, 2018

Bell reportedly turned down a long-term contract a year ago because he didn't feel the Steelers valued him. "Just get the numbers straight, exactly where we want them", Bell said Thursday . After being franchise tagged ahead of the 2017, he doesn't want that to be the case again. Bell has already voiced his frustration with not having a long-term contract by now. (more...)
NBC Says Super Bowl Ads Nearly Sold Out NBC Says Super Bowl Ads Nearly Sold Out
- January 12, 2018

He said the average price was "north of $5 million" for a 30-second ad, in line with pricing in recent years. Personal finance company SoFi, for example, purchased six-second ad spots for a Viking-Lions NFL game in late 2017. We'd show it. When you're covering a live event, you're covering what's happening. NBC's Super Bowl inventory isn't sold out, though only a "a handful" spots are left. (more...)
Steelers-Jaguars Divisional Round Preview Steelers-Jaguars Divisional Round Preview
- January 12, 2018

Bortles has advanced with his team into the NFL's version of the Elite Eight, but that achievement has done nothing to slow the steady flow of insults directed at the Jaguars quarterback on a near-weekly basis. His 7,996 yards from scrimmage is most by player in first five years of franchise history and he caught 85 passes in 2017, most among NFL RBs. Jacksonville is a run-heavy team. (more...)
Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF
- January 12, 2018

The Knights felt left out of the College Football Playoff picture, a picture that eventually developed into Alabama winning the national championship for the 17th time, and the fifth time in the Saban era. Then, underneath that, it says, "How about a home & home series with UCF?" Oh, wouldn't it be cool to see Alabama play UCF? Some on social media made fun of the sign, but UCF is actually 1-0 against the Crimson Tide, having beaten them 40-38 in Tuscaloosa in 2000. (more...)
Do Sixers have NBA's best global roster? What about Celtics, Knicks, Spurs? Do Sixers have NBA's best global roster? What about Celtics, Knicks, Spurs?
- January 12, 2018

These historic rivals meet in the eighth regular-season National Basketball Association game to be held in London , at a time when the league is capturing new young fans across North America, and is seeking to capitalise on its sporting icons overseas. (more...)
Man United to Go Head-to-Head With Liverpool to Sign Christian Pulisic Man United to Go Head-to-Head With Liverpool to Sign Christian Pulisic
- January 11, 2018

The Bundesliga is excellent by all means, but the road to turning the United States into a soccer nation goes through one league and one league only: the Premier League. Pulisic may be put off from a move to Manchester due to the fact he may have to rotate with the likes of Antony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the starting XI. (more...)
NBA Predictions: Will Timberwolves stay hot, cover spread vs. Thunder? 1/10/18 NBA Predictions: Will Timberwolves stay hot, cover spread vs. Thunder? 1/10/18
- January 11, 2018

George and Anthony have shot a combined 38.5 percent during Oklahoma City's current three-game losing streak. Will the Minnesota Timberwolves stay hot and cash again for bettors tonight when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Ebbett off to Olympics Ebbett off to Olympics
- January 11, 2018

In this case, more than half of Team Canada's roster would be affected, but general manager Sean Burke has said he expects full access to Canadians playing in the KHL. Canada doesn't have the marquee players of those three countries. No other schools have more than two players on the team. Former IceCaps forwards Eric O'Dell and Christian Thomas along with goaltender Ben Scrivens have been added to the roster. (more...)
Jon Gruden named as Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden named as Raiders new head coach
- January 11, 2018

Jon Gruden , left, is announced as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders with owner Mark Davis at the team facility in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. "If in December, Gruden says to Davis, 'Hey, I am going to come out of the broadcast booth and I'm ready to coach again, ' that is not a violation of the Rooney Rule". (more...)
Panthers nearing a deal with Norv Turner as offensive coordinator Panthers nearing a deal with Norv Turner as offensive coordinator
- January 11, 2018

The Panthers also are set to hire Turner's son, Scott, as quarterbacks coach. Now headed back to the sidelines, Turner will be tasked with overhauling a Panthers offense that was stagnant for prolonged stretches in 2017. Scott Turner previously was the team's quality control coach. Newton, 28, is coming off his worst two seasons in terms of passer rating. The veteran OC shepherded careers of Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers - the latter as Chargers head coach from 2007-2012. (more...)
Eagles to play in London in 2018 Eagles to play in London in 2018
- January 11, 2018

McManus reports the game will be considered an away game for the Eagles , meaning the Eagles will still play 8 games at Lincoln Financial Field in 2018. Philadelphia fans made their team's two trips to Los Angeles this year seem like home games. So at least the Seahawks' bye is in a more optimal time of late October, close to the midway point of the 16-game regular season. (more...)
Lamborghini URUS SUV Launched In India For Rs 3 crore Lamborghini URUS SUV Launched In India For Rs 3 crore
- January 11, 2018

Marketed as a super SUV with the underpinnings of a sports auto, the Urus is built on the Volkswagen Group's MLB EVO platform, which is shared by the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Tourarg and other cars. On the inside, the new Urus SUV will get 3-spoke steering wheel and a digital cockpit, 2 touch screen interfaces and a drive mode selector on the centre console houses christened as the Adaptive Network Intelligent Management (ANIMA). (more...)
World's oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura signs up for 33rd season World's oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura signs up for 33rd season
- January 11, 2018

He also broke Matthews' record as the oldest player to score a competitive goal when he accomplished the feat at 50 years and 14 days later the same month. He picked up four consecutive league titles while also beating worldwide greats Gary Lineker and Zico to both the top scorer and Player of the Year honors in 1993. (more...)
Barcelona sign centre-back Yerry Mina early Barcelona sign centre-back Yerry Mina early
- January 11, 2018

FC Barcelona on Thursday confirmed the signing of Colombian central defender Yerry Mina from Brazilian side Palmeiras in a deal worth just under 12 million euros. This is Barca's second signing of the January transfer window after the earlier arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. Barca continue their pursuit of winning the treble tonight as they face Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey tonight. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor rekindle verbal warfare in 'cartel' row Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor rekindle verbal warfare in 'cartel' row
- January 11, 2018

A separate report from The International Business Times claimed that those actions caused a €900,000 price to be put on McGregor's head and that the Irishman pay protection or risk being harmed. More recently, White laid out a plan in which the UFC will attempt to proceed with the lightweight division in 2018: Either McGregor fighting interim champion Tony Ferguson in March, or Ferguson facing top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, with the victor meeting McGregor over the summer. (more...)
Fritz Pollard Alliance Asks NFL to Investigate Raiders Hiring of John Gruden Fritz Pollard Alliance Asks NFL to Investigate Raiders Hiring of John Gruden
- January 11, 2018

Davis said Tuesday at the news conference introducing Gruden as the team's new coach that he had been trying to make the move for six years and finally believed it would happen after a meeting in Philadelphia on Christmas Eve, the day before Gruden worked a game between the Raiders and Eagles on ESPN. (more...)
Lillard's Return Not Enough As Blazers Fall To Rockets Lillard's Return Not Enough As Blazers Fall To Rockets
- January 11, 2018

Paul scored a game-high 37 points while handing out 11 assists for the Rockets. Gordon and Paul each scored 13 points to carry the Rockets to a 55-45 halftime lead. Lillard split a pair of free throws to cut it to 107-103 with 2:28 left. The Rockets were up 119-112 on the Blazers with under 20 seconds left when Paul made a decision to go in for a layup to make it 121-112. (more...)
Raptors' Ibaka suspended one game for scrap vs. Heat Raptors' Ibaka suspended one game for scrap vs. Heat
- January 11, 2018

That said, the Cleveland Cavaliers are kind of a mess right now. Ibaka and Miami's James Johnson were ejected after trading punches at 7:50 of the third quarter. And with the NBA's best winning percentage - a 33-8 record heading into Wednesday night's game against the L.A. Clippers - the Warriors are not showing any signs of slowing down. (more...)
Bears expected to hire Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator Bears expected to hire Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator
- January 11, 2018

He joined the Warriors' staff in 1981 as a student assistant, before eventually becoming their offensive line coach. "I'm also appreciative of the offensive linemen for being the best part of every day here and working extremely hard to be the best". (more...)
Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets
- January 11, 2018

Bruce previously played with the Cincinnati Reds from 2008-2016, the Mets from 2016-2017, and the Indians to close out the 2017 season. Bruce was traded from the Mets to the Indians last season after spending parts of two seasons in NY. (more...)
BOZICH | Brian Bowen leaves Louisville and enrolls at SC BOZICH | Brian Bowen leaves Louisville and enrolls at SC
- January 11, 2018

That's a big if, of course. Louisville suspended Bowen upon learning of the arrangement described in the Justice Department documents. Bowen committed to and enrolled at Louisville in June 2017, after allegedly receiving money from adidas. (more...)

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