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Argentina captures first-ever Davis Cup Argentina captures first-ever Davis Cup
- December 07, 2016

Having played well at the World Tour Finals before starting this weekend with two wins (first in singles against Delbonis), Cilic parlayed his momentum into a two-set advantage over Del Potro. Karlovic improved on his service game in the fourth set, but could not hold off Del Potro , who broke him once to take the set 7-5. In the end, Cilic maintained his composure to clinch the opening encounter with a scoreline of 6-3 7-5 3-6 1-6 6-2. (more...)
Rockets Come From Behind, Survive Late Celtics Push
- December 07, 2016

Houston connected on 12 3-pointers against the Celtics to extend its National Basketball Association record to 20 straight games with 10 or more 3-pointers. "It was a good one, we weathered the storm", Patrick Beverley said. Replays seemed to show Bradley with his toes just behind the black 3-point line. (more...)
Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox
- December 07, 2016

In Moncada, the Red Sox lose the No. 1 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America. Sale will make $12 million in 2017 and has team options for 2018 and 2019 worth $12.5 million and $13.5 million, respectively. Kopech is the Red Sox' fifth-best prospect. Multiple reports have FGCU's Chris Sale on the verge of changing teams. At the time, the White Sox were believed to be focused on receiving All-Star center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (more...)
Joshua vows to take Molina seriously, eyes Klitschko megafight Joshua vows to take Molina seriously, eyes Klitschko megafight
- December 07, 2016

McCracken will be in Joshua's corner for the British fighter's defense of his IBF belt against Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10. "The world doesn't really know the story I bring to the table", he says. "If I want to fight Haye, I'll fight Haye. You guys could've beaten me - I was weak-minded", Molina said. All fighters who come in are probably 10 per cent better than what we have seen from them because there's a chance they could become the champ. (more...)
Arsenal top Champions League group as PSG slip up; Napoli, Benfica advance
- December 07, 2016

Dynamo are destined to finish bottom of Group B following a hugely disappointing Champions League campaign. Dynamo Kiev will this week enter the fray desperate to clam a first win of the group stages so far, with the club having so far recorded just two draws and three defeats from their five games of play. (more...)
Police May Seek Arrests Over Damage After Penn State Celebration
- December 07, 2016

Many questioned why Ohio State deserved a spot, especially over Penn State . State College police could not be reached for comment at the time of this post. The Tigers (12-1) and Buckeyes (11-1) will tangle in the Fiesta Bowl that same day. Nine straight wins for the Nittany Lions, a major bowl big coming up and one of the best stories in many , many seasons is just going on chapter by chapter. (more...)
Thompson Erupts For 60, Warriors Whip Pacers 142-106 Thompson Erupts For 60, Warriors Whip Pacers 142-106
- December 07, 2016

Jeff Teague finished with 16 points, Joe Young added 12 and Thaddeus Young contributed 10 in the defeat for in, which was coming off a 111-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Thompson averaged 2.07 points per minute in his 29 minutes. Golden State believed this, too: At No. 10, the Milwaukee Bucks wanted to draft Thompson as well. (more...)
'We've improved a lot' says Cheika after ninth defeat of year 'We've improved a lot' says Cheika after ninth defeat of year
- December 07, 2016

After his fourth victory over Australia, Jones challenged his side to back up their remarkable feat of completing the year unbeaten - they are the first England side to do so since Will Carling's team of 1992 - by repeating the feat next year. (more...)
Status quo in CFP rankings this week -- but chaos still could ensue
- December 06, 2016

If Michigan beats Ohio State, Penn State is likely out of the discussion. Let's take a look at the reasonable scenarios that could land the Big Ten two playoff teams. That alone still wouldn't be enough for Oklahoma . Clemson will face in-state rival SC. Oklahoma should jump a two-loss Clemson . "Their two losses are to top-three teams". (more...)
Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers
- December 06, 2016

An inability to keep the Chicago Bulls from scoring in the paint and not controlling the rebounding front sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third consecutive loss in a 111-105 defeat at United Center on Friday night. Thankfully the Cavaliers have a few days off to address some of these issues as their next game is not until Monday when they travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Raptors. (more...)
Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa Redblacks Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa Redblacks
- December 06, 2016

The 41-year-old Burris might have surrendered his Most Outstanding Player trophy to Stamps quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell , but he got the one that matters the most. Calgary recovers their short kickoff at their 50-yard line, and their eight-play, 58-yard drive ends at the Ottawa three-yard line with Paredes' kick sending the game into overtime ( Calgary 33, Ottawa 33). (more...)
College football lineup of 40-game bowl season set
- December 06, 2016

The teams you're playing are thinking the exact same thing, so this is a wander-free zone. Oklahoma State loses a game in the last second against a non-ranked group of five team . He left the Huskies and transferred to Ole Miss in 2014 after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief. Mississippi State and North Texas are heading to bowls with 5-7 records. (more...)
Giants agree to four-year deal with Mark Melancon Giants agree to four-year deal with Mark Melancon
- December 06, 2016

He has a 2.60 ERA in eight seasons and last season posted a microscopic 1.64 for the Pirates and Nationals , closing 47 games in 51 chances. The Red Sox acquired him December 14, 2011 for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland. "'We had the second-highest offer on the table, '" he told reporters including WaPost writer Chico Harlan at the time , who noted that Rizzo, ". paused and added, 'We thought it was first'". (more...)
Virat Kohli surges to No. 3 in Test rankings
- December 05, 2016

The home side with a 2-0 lead can not lose the series and will be eyeing to clinch the series in Mumbai Test. Kohli had been less than happy with the surface for the first Test of the series, feeling it had a bit too much grass on it - sparking suspicions that the remainder of the series would feature the ball turning from day one. (more...)
Yaya Toure charged with drink driving Yaya Toure charged with drink driving
- December 05, 2016

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving . Toure was arrested after being breathalysed at the side of the road. The Manchester City star was released on bail and is set to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 13. (more...)
Man United concedes late penalty, draws 1-1 at Everton
- December 05, 2016

Ander Herrera came close just before the hour mark when he hit the woodwork with a volley, but Everton equalised with just two minutes left as Leighton Baines converted a penalty afterMarouane Fellaini's foul. Mourinho's team had lacked the precision and urgency of their midweek display - it may not tally with recent obituaries but the suspended Wayne Rooney was missed - yet edged ahead when Stekelenburg managed to turn a routine long ball into a glorious invitation for Ibrahimovic. (more...)
Site of deadly Oakland warehouse fire an artist space, maze
- December 05, 2016

The Ghost Ship warehouse - popular with artists who lived and worked there - was the subject of several building code violations and there was no permit for the party to take place, an Oakland building official told The Los Angeles Times . (more...)
Lewis Hamilton did exactly what I would have done, claims Max Verstappen
- December 05, 2016

If Rosberg had dropped from second to fourth, Hamilton would have won the championship, but the German was able to resist an attack from Sebastian Vettel and Verstappen behind to secure the necessary points to be crowned champion. "We were fighting for the championship, I was in the lead so I control the pace". Hamilton insisted after the race that he had only lost the championship because he had had more technical failures on his auto than Rosberg during the season. (more...)
Oklahoma State victor probably goes to Sugar Bowl
- December 04, 2016

It's possible that the Bear seniors could summon one more big effort to close out their season and show what might have been, but there hasn't been any evidence of that spirit in recent games. Rudolph has had the fastest rise up these rankings in the second half of the season, and he now owns the second-highest PFF grade among QBs (behind Mayfield, and one spot ahead of Jackson) at 91.9. (more...)
Stone leads Schwartzel by three at Alfred Dunhill Stone leads Schwartzel by three at Alfred Dunhill
- December 04, 2016

The low round of the tournament was carded by Scotland's David Drysdale, who sank eight birdies in a faultless 64 to stay just about in contention on 11 under par. Schwartzel, on the other hand, looked like someone struggling to shake off rust. The 2011 Masters champion set the early clubhouse lead after posting a 68 to go 10 under par after 36 holes. (more...)
Worries ease for Pardew as Palace battle past Southampton Worries ease for Pardew as Palace battle past Southampton
- December 04, 2016

In his favour for the visit to the blue half of Manchester this weekend is Chelsea's away record against their hosts - they have won 11 Premier League matches at City, their best away record in the competition. They've had a couple of boosts in Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen signing new contracts and that should help bring some of the feel-good factor back to the club. (more...)
Dates for Liverpool FC's EFL Cup semi-final confirmed Dates for Liverpool FC's EFL Cup semi-final confirmed
- December 03, 2016

Chapecoense were on their way to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional, which had been due to take place on Wednesday evening. "They can say they have got to a semi-final of this competition and hopefully they can go one step further". United were confirmed as the fourth team in the hat for the last-four of the competition with a 3-1 win against West Ham at Old Trafford. (more...)
Hearts: Levein seeks 'young' coach to succeed Neilson Hearts: Levein seeks 'young' coach to succeed Neilson
- December 03, 2016

It is understood that talks have been successful and compensation has been agreed between the two parties. A Hearts statement confirmed: "We have agreed terms with Milton Keynes Dons FC in relation to Head Coach Robbie Neilson and Assistant Head Coach Stevie Crawford". (more...)
Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104
- December 03, 2016

I do believe right now Towns is the better player, but Porzingis wasn't supposed to be THIS good already, he was believed to need some time to develop. "We have to understand the importance of playing defense". A key for the Wolves is not to let the fourth quarter get away from them and need to come roaring back in the closing minutes.The Wolves trailed for most of the game, sure, but the deficit didn't top ten points until the early minutes of the fourth quarter, when it ballooned to the ... (more...)
Porzingis, Knicks edge Wolves
- December 03, 2016

Otherwise, this team will be looking back two years from now wishing they hadn't squandered their new superstar's dirt-cheap rookie contract by indulging their old superstar's bad habits. He leads the team in blocks per game (1.5), is tied for second in steals (.8), and tied for first in defensive rebounds (5.4). Oh, and if coach Thibs could somehow genetically combine Cole Aldrich and Gorgei Dieng into one space-eating, shot blocking sidekick, that would be great. (more...)
Glenn Maxwell fined, censured for 'disrespectful' comments to Australia team-mate Matthew Wade Glenn Maxwell fined, censured for 'disrespectful' comments to Australia team-mate Matthew Wade
- December 03, 2016

Because he hasn't made 100 for the last two years". "But what I'm reading, what I'm hearing, is that pimple that was probably an under-surface pimple now has got a lot of pus in it and it's getting squeezed". "I was disappointed with the comments he made". Should he play on Sunday, the SCG clash will be Maxwell's first ODI in more than five months after he was dumped from the Australian squad following a lean tour of the West Indies mid-year. (more...)
Ticat fan wanted for alleged sexual assault at Grey Cup Ticat fan wanted for alleged sexual assault at Grey Cup
- December 03, 2016

TSN's exclusive live coverage of the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw also made TSN the most-watched channel in Canada on Sunday, ahead of all conventional network overnight audiences by 151%. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, the CFL's most outstanding player for 2016, told the media he has regrets, but added, it would push him next season. (more...)
Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1
- December 03, 2016

Seconds later, it was his left lad that prevented Brenden Gallagher from cutting into the Sharks' 2-0 lead, when Gallagher found himself alone in front of the net with the puck on his stick. Burns scored his 10th goal, most among National Hockey League defensemen, to put the Sharks ahead on the power play 5:22 into the game. The Blackhawks are only worth $925 million, according to a report from Forbes , though they've had the highest regular-season attendance for the eighth season in a row ... (more...)
Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation
- December 03, 2016

The Kings (7-11) have a seven-game Eastern Conference trip from January 20-31. Cousins joined the fruitless effort to prepare the court by pushing around a pair of mops during the delay. Marcus Smart is a player the team could use, and Jaylen Brown is talented, but a bit of a wildcard at this point. Joel Embiid was expected to play a season-high 28 minutes , some of that alongside Jahlil Okafor for the first time in over a month. (more...)
Penn State RB Saquon Barkley 'feeling fine' to play vs. Wisconsin
- December 02, 2016

But Sunday the AP Poll released the Badgers moved from 5th to 6th ranked despite all the winning. As you can see, Wisconsin went 4-2 in the common opponent games, while PSU was 5-1. But those pundits said the Nittany Lions couldn't beat Ohio State. "Yeah, there's a huge buzz going around right now", fifth-year senior defensive end Evan Schwan said at a press conference. (more...)