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Tim Paine and Virat Kohli in verbal clash during Australia vs India Tim Paine and Virat Kohli in verbal clash during Australia vs India
- December 17, 2018

The celebration from Paine behind the stumps was rather subdued, given they had fired verbal volleys at each other in the morning. Earlier, the Indian skipper scored 123 runs off 257 balls. Rishabh Pant perishes while looking to score some quick runs. Across the two teams, eight wickets fell for 68 runs between lunch and tea, as batting appeared to become very hard due to variable bounce. (more...)
Unai Emery: these are must-win games for Arsenal
- December 17, 2018

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits they'll be active in the January market after defeat at Southampton . The Spaniard has opted for Stephan Lichtsteiner in an unusual central role, partnered by Laurent Koscielny . Hasenhuttl will however be without Saints left-back Ryan Bertrand, while his defensive colleague Jack Stephens picked up a knock late on in training on Friday, which could also keep him on the sidelines for the Sunday showdown. (more...)
Hazard insists Chelsea still in the title race
- December 17, 2018

With the substitutions, I tried to have a more physical impact for the last five minutes, but it was clear it was really very hard in the last five minutes. But the Blues will be buoyant from their 2-0 win over Manchester City last week at Stamford Bridge. And Hazard - who scored his first goal for the Blues in nine games - has insisted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates still have their sights firmly set on trying to win the title next season. (more...)
Liverpool captain Henderson explains verbal Van Dijk clash Liverpool captain Henderson explains verbal Van Dijk clash
- December 17, 2018

Virgil Van Dijk hinted that Liverpool expected more of a threat from Manchester United after beating them 3-1 to return to the top of the Premier League . He's been doing very well. 'People underestimate how strong he is. Liverpool's Dutch defender could not have been happier with how they went about getting the win over Manchester United. (more...)
Kohli, Paine admonished by umpire in Perth Kohli, Paine admonished by umpire in Perth
- December 17, 2018

This cheeky sledge from Tim Paine to Murali Vijay - picked up on stump mic - summed up Australia's dislike for Indian skipper Virat Kohli . Paine later asked one of Kohli's team-mates: 'You can't seriously like him as a bloke?' However, the skippers' behaviour prompted a stern rebuke from umpire Chris Gaffaney . (more...)
AC Milan avoid European ban but face FFP sanctions AC Milan avoid European ban but face FFP sanctions
- December 17, 2018

To make matters worse, the once formidable Italians crashed out of the Europa League after losing 3-1 at Olympiacos in their final group game on Thursday. The club also spent heavily in the transfer market prior to the 2017-18 season. Milan was reinstated within weeks by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which sent the case back to UEFA for a fairer punishment. (more...)
Unai Emery’s Arsenal ENCYCLOPAEDIA: Spaniard’s ‘EVERY detail on each player’ REVEALED Unai Emery’s Arsenal ENCYCLOPAEDIA: Spaniard’s ‘EVERY detail on each player’ REVEALED
- December 17, 2018

But only if we think they are the player than can help us with good performance. "It is not a good result but it was important for us [to have them back]". "I think they worked very well". Matt Targett whipped over a superb cross and Koscielny was caught by Ings' perfectly-timed run, completely missing his attempted clearance as the on-loan Liverpool striker powered his header past Leno. (more...)
Team Sky future in doubt after owner leaves cycling Team Sky future in doubt after owner leaves cycling
- December 17, 2018

Chris Froome , the four-time Tour de France champion and Thomas' Team Sky teammate, has also been tipped to join a new team but insisted that a successful 2019 would attract new investment. A Parliamentary committee which held hearings into the case found the team had crossed an "ethical line" by using the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone to prepare for major races. (more...)
Joseph Parker Back in Force, Crushes Alexander Flores in Three Joseph Parker Back in Force, Crushes Alexander Flores in Three
- December 17, 2018

Parker, still just 26, was coming off losses to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte as he faced Flores, and reminded the world that he remains a force. Parker could have a shot at the leftovers though if his desire to return to the United Kingdom is delayed, then he has a marketable home fight to tie him over in the form of a trans-Tasman clash with Lucas Browne early next year. (more...)
Bayern Munich star sends message to Jurgen Klopp after Champions League draw Bayern Munich star sends message to Jurgen Klopp after Champions League draw
- December 17, 2018

All four Premier League teams - Manchester City , Manchester United , Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur - have made it through to the knock-out stages of the competition after escaping their respective groups. Already through to round of 16 - Ajax , Atlético Madrid, Barcelona (holders), Hoffenheim, Liverpool , Manchester United , Porto , Real Madrid . (more...)
Man United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville slam Jesse Lingard Man United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville slam Jesse Lingard
- December 17, 2018

United manager Jose Mourinho claimed ahead of the game that the league leaders have had luck on their side this season, but while there was fortune in substitute Shaqiri's two goals in the final 17 minutes, the visitors did not deserve anything more than a fifth defeat of the season. (more...)
Blackhawks mascot gets into fight after game Blackhawks mascot gets into fight after game
- December 17, 2018

Tommy Hawk was back in action supporting the team and taking pictures with fans during Sunday's home game against the San Jose Sharks. Chicago police say they were called to a disturbance Friday at United Center. Video from the scene, however, might tell a different story. The man inside the Tommy Hawk costume wasn't having any of the attacker's nonsense and chose to fight back, throwing punches of his own. (more...)
Chelsea confident of agreeing fee for Pulisic Chelsea confident of agreeing fee for Pulisic
- December 17, 2018

A report claims that Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic is on his way to Chelsea in a £60m transfer, with confirmation expected imminently. Initially a report from Cadena Ser in Spain said that Atletico Madrid enquired about Pulisic's availability but Dortmund told them they have already agreed to sell him to a Premier League club. (more...)
Magical Messi Proves He's Still The Greatest Against Levante Magical Messi Proves He's Still The Greatest Against Levante
- December 17, 2018

What time does the Levante vs Barcelona match in the La Liga 2018-19 season start? Messi hit a hat-trick and assisted goals for Suarez and Pique as the champions restored their three-point advantage at the top of LaLiga. As replay angles show, the Barca captain didn't even look up or break stride as he assisted Suarez in the 35th-minute but instead relied on his wondrously good peripheral vision. (more...)
Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis
- December 17, 2018

On her Instagram, Elizabeth Smith wrote, "HOME.This last month has been a hard ride. We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family's request for privacy at this time". But he has a salary cap hit of over $20 million over the next two seasons - similar to the $38 million hit the team took back in 2012 (along with rival Dallas) for a salary cap violation, one that took a while for the team to recover from. (more...)
Torn Achilles ends receiver's season and possibly Broncos career too Torn Achilles ends receiver's season and possibly Broncos career too
- December 16, 2018

Denver is 6-6 on the season and four games behind the Chiefs for first in the AFC West and one game back of the Ravens for the second wild card spot. Sanders' injury came three days after the Broncos lost star cornerback Chris Harris Jr.to a broken right lower leg, an injury that could sideline him for the rest of the regular season. (more...)
India fight back with triple strike in Perth India fight back with triple strike in Perth
- December 16, 2018

It was a solid day at the crease for the Australians, but could have been much better had any of its four batsmen who made over 40 gone on to post a substantial innings. Umpire Chris Gaffaney felt the ball was going over the stumps and a review confirmed his decision, with ball tracking having it passing clearly over the bails. (more...)
Sixers' Jimmy Butler leaves game vs. Pistons with groin strain Sixers' Jimmy Butler leaves game vs. Pistons with groin strain
- December 15, 2018

An MRI revealed the injury is "nothing significant", so Butler shouldn't miss more than a game or two. The four-time All-Star has averaged 19.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 13 games (all starts) for Philadelphia since being acquired in a November 12 trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (more...)
I Can Race for a Few More Years - Felipe Massa I Can Race for a Few More Years - Felipe Massa
- December 15, 2018

The race between Massa and his Gen2 vehicle and the falcon is the second time a Formula E driver has taken on animal, following a race in which reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne narrowly beat a cheetah in South Africa previous year. There are 13 races in 12 cities including Paris, Rome and a double header in NY to close the season, from 15 December to 14 July 2019. Let's see how much I learn from the first race but I've already learned a lot from the first time I was in the auto. (more...)
Why Crystal Palace should target a Victor Moses reunion in January Why Crystal Palace should target a Victor Moses reunion in January
- December 15, 2018

The former Nigeria global will end his six-year association with Chelsea in the January transfer window due to his lack of first-team opportunities. The defeat was the first Premier League loss of the season for Pep Guardiola and it showed that Sarri can get a result against the Spaniard. Many thought his Chelsea career was over when Antonio Conte took charge in 2016, but a change of system meant that the Italian found a role for the ex-England youth star at right-wing-back. (more...)
Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric slams Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric slams Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
- December 15, 2018

The Croatian midfielder counter-attacked while speaking exclusively to " Sportske Novosti " about his recent Ballon d'Or success. "Maybe in the past there are some players who could have won the Ballon d'Or like Xavi, Andres Iniesta or [Wesley] Sneijder but people finally now are looking at someone else", the 33-year-old told BBC Sport . (more...)
Unai Emery hints at centre-back addition Unai Emery hints at centre-back addition
- December 15, 2018

The 17-year-old made his first start for the Gunners in Thursday night's 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League . All three of his first-choice centre backs are unavailable; Rob Holding out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury while Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi are suspended. (more...)
White Sox Acquire Indians First Baseman Yonder Alonso White Sox Acquire Indians First Baseman Yonder Alonso
- December 15, 2018

For a middle of the order hitter, his walks and contact profile are encouraging if his first half of 2017 power returns, and a $9 million option (which vests if he gets 526 plate appearances) for 2020 allows him to be more than a purely short-term acquisition if he's productive. (more...)
WTA Increases Protection For Returning Mothers WTA Increases Protection For Returning Mothers
- December 15, 2018

Instead, the WTA has made a decision to guarantee that players will not have to face a seeded player in a tournament's opening round. Players returning from labor, or damage, will presently have the capacity to utilize their past positioning to enter 12 competitions over a three-year time frame. (more...)
Kawhi and Durant ball out in Raptors-Warriors OT slugfest Kawhi and Durant ball out in Raptors-Warriors OT slugfest
- December 15, 2018

And if Nick Nurse's players want a repeat of the match-up - which had been billed as a possible Finals preview - next June, they will need more of the same "building blocks" to finally shed their tag as perennial underachievers and break their championship duck. (more...)

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