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Ronda Rousey skips post-fight press conference after Amanda Nunes loss
- January 01, 2017

Rousey wasn't that bad but she will still be disappointed with her performance. The Brazilian was defending her title for the first time against the "Rowdy" at the main event of the last big fight of this calendar year. However, Garbrandt pressed home his advantage to put Cruz down twice more in the round, and continued to mock his opponent in the final moments of the bout. (more...)
WWE Title Match Tops The Card WWE Title Match Tops The Card
- December 30, 2016

Or it could be Cena vs. Undertaker, which was scheduled for previous year but fell through when Cena needed shoulder surgery. After multiple jobs to Styles on pay-per-views, it's widely expected that Cena will win the title at the Rumble, with his rumored opponent for WrestleMania being Undertaker. (more...)
Swansea City parts ways with manager Bob Bradley
- December 29, 2016

But in Wales, where the circumstances of Bradley's hiring made him unpopular, the view is that Swansea City's continuing problems put Bradley in an impossible situation. "If I was him I would go into a league that he knows best and that is the Premier League". Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored an acrobatic back flick from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross to wrap up Manchester United's 3-1 win over Sunderland in the English Premier League on Saturday, ensuring a miserable return to Old Trafford for former ... (more...)
Ron Rivera: Steve Smith should retire as a Panther
- December 29, 2016

He is on the final year of the three-year, $10.5 million deal he signed in 2014 with the Ravens. The 37-year-old has been a model of consistency over his 16-year career. "Today was emotional out on the field". To the joy of all who love football, Smith returned for 2016. "I'll be able to walk back in those doors and retire as a Panther and have the respect and not have such a split and not allow the few individuals in their temporary residence there to alter a decade of what I've done and ... (more...)
Bills fire Rex Ryan before season finale against Jets
- December 28, 2016

The firing comes following the Bills 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, which eliminated the Bills from playoff contention for the 17th straight season. With their defensive base already solid, Bills owner Terry Pegula looked to Ryan, a still-respected defensive mind despite his 4-12 record with the Jets in 2014, to be its new custodian. (more...)
Putin: U.S. Democrats must 'learn how to lose gracefully'
- December 28, 2016

Trump declared Thursday on Twitter that the USA should "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons. With regard to the NWC, a high-ranking official of the U.S. State Department said the United States is responsible for ensuring the security of its allies as well as the entire global community through its nuclear umbrella, and voiced stiff opposition to outlawing nuclear arms. (more...)
Australia-Pakistan second test: Rain stops play again in MCG Australia-Pakistan second test: Rain stops play again in MCG
- December 28, 2016

But a lot of hard work is left for Misbah-ul-Haq's team to force a result in this contest, and their biggest hurdle is persistent rains that have so far washed out about 78 overs in the contest. The English umpire apologized for his mistake and pressed the right button to change his decision. The bowler, Bird, deflected the ball onto the stumps and the umpire called for a regulation video review, although it was obvious Azhar was in his crease. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool will have 'normal Christmas'
- December 27, 2016

The Reds have only lost twice all season but are now missing the influential Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the first of their two home games before the end of the year. Liverpool and United will also see a fixture crunch in January when they play their respective EFL Cup semi-final ties - a two-legged affair. "It is about a squad game now, it is not about the eleven anymore and I think that has been proven". (more...)
Sam Allardyce says Crystal Palace 'must stop conceding goals'
- December 27, 2016

Allardyce replaces Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park after the latter was sacked yesterday following a run of just one win in 11 Premier League games. And in an interview with Sky Sports , Allardyce has described just how low he felt in the aftermath of his sensational departure from the England job. (more...)
Cent Visits Troy Ave In The Hospital And Provides A Positive Update Cent Visits Troy Ave In The Hospital And Provides A Positive Update
- December 27, 2016

After Troy Ave was shot twice, "he crashed his vehicle into a parked auto". Troy Ave was shot today while on his way to visit his family in Brooklyn . Police are still investigating and have not released a description or other information about the shooter. For his role in the shooting, he was charged with attempted murder and eventually posted $500,000 bail in July. (more...)
Olivier Giroud nets late victor as Arsenal snatch points against West Brom
- December 27, 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down a confrontation between teammates Lucas Perez and Gabriel Paulista at full time of their 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion this afternoon. WENGER was do desperate he made three substitutions in four minutes to try to win the game. West Brom would not be firmly entrenched in the top half of the table if all they could do is defend, but they showed here that they can revert to an old-school version of Pulis football when needed against the bigger ... (more...)
From 5-0 to playoff outsiders, Vikings fall hard to Packers From 5-0 to playoff outsiders, Vikings fall hard to Packers
- December 27, 2016

The big story following the Minnesota Vikings' 38-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday was the revelation that the Vikings' defensive backs blew off the game plan that head coach Mike Zimmer had come up with for covering Packers' start receiver Jordy Nelson . (more...)
McGregor Posts Another Mayweather Tease: "I Am Going To Break His Face"
- December 26, 2016

McGregor-Diaz 2 now holds the top spot with 1.65 million buys. And what happened over the next 25 minutes was arguably one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history. The less cynical folk among us took it on face value that it was the first step towards the huge crossover spectacle actually materialising. "Keep digging yourself a hole because one day you're going to be standing across the cage from me and you'll realize you're not better than me in every aspect of MMA and you'll ... (more...)
Pep Guardiola denies interest in signing Virgil van Dijk for Manchester City Pep Guardiola denies interest in signing Virgil van Dijk for Manchester City
- December 26, 2016

Meanwhile, the Reds are reportedly plotting a £10 million move for Hull City's Andrew Robertson. Next month here? We are going to Southampton to play against them. John is one of them, I don't have doubts about that. Of course he must improve like [Nicolas] Otamendi must improve, like [Aleksandar] Kolarov must improve and like Vincent [Kompany] who is coming back. (more...)
What NFL Players Will Have the Best Christmas Day Cleats?
- December 26, 2016

But the most likely outcome is a Steelers win. On the afternoon of Christmas, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the opportunity to seize the ultimate gift: The title of AFC North champions. Stephon Tuitt was perhaps the most important name fans had been hoping to see make it back on the field for the Ravens matchup, but the Steelers will just have to make do with what they have. (more...)
Cavs over Warriors was insanely fun - how soon till Finals? Cavs over Warriors was insanely fun - how soon till Finals?
- December 26, 2016

Thanks to some fantastic plays from LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, and Irving down the stretch, Cleveland erased the lead throughout the fourth quarter. The teams will meet again on January 16 and then not again unless they make it back to the Finals - a "three-quel" that would be the first in league history. (more...)
Panthers' hope for Christmas playoff miracle ends with blowout loss
- December 25, 2016

Atlanta's secondary was locked onto Panther receivers throughout a majority of all four quarters and allowed few big plays. Playing on natural grass will be good for his turf toe. Newton, who struggled much of the day, found Kelvin Benja-min for a 26-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter, cutting Atlanta's lead to 23-13. (more...)
Chicago Bulls star Butler keen to earn his Spurs
- December 25, 2016

Let's just call it what it is. "In the fourth quarter, we were a lot more stagnant than we were in the other three". And you know, going into San Antonio on Christmas Day is going to be tough to get a win on the road, but I think we're very capable of doing that. (more...)
Dolphins at Bills inactives list: Jenkins, Maxwell out for Miami (plus Tannehill) Dolphins at Bills inactives list: Jenkins, Maxwell out for Miami (plus Tannehill)
- December 25, 2016

On Miami's second offensive possession of overtime Ajayi turned an inside run outside to the left and outsprinted a exhausted Bills defense 57 yards down the field. Moore lead the Dolphins to a 19-17 win on the road against Ryan's New York Jets in the season finale of the 2011 National Football League season. A few weeks ago I said that the Miami Dolphins merely wanted to see meaningful December football games. (more...)
Edwin Encarnacion signs with Indians for 3 years, $65M, report says Edwin Encarnacion signs with Indians for 3 years, $65M, report says
- December 24, 2016

When Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, the expectation was the free-agent market for bat-first right-handed hitters would begin to shake out. As a result, Encarnacion seems likely to slot right into Napoli's role as the team's primary first baseman while toggling between first base and DH with Santana. (more...)
Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win Vandals Finish Strong Season With Bowl Win
- December 24, 2016

Aaron Duckworth (615 yards, four touchdowns) and Isaiah Saunders (584, six) share the rushing workload while senior tight ends Trent Cowan (46 receptions, 532 yards, six touchdowns) and Deon Watson (36, 555, two) are Linehan's top targets. (more...)
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals: Lineups, Preview & Prediction Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals: Lineups, Preview & Prediction
- December 23, 2016

Walker, Cats Illustrated: Kentucky is the more talented team but this means more for the Cards. Monk missed a potential game-tying, 3-point attempt with three seconds left. He opened the year with a 3-for-7 performance at the free-throw line against Stephen F. Austin. It will be renewed on Wednesday night. It seems as simple as this at this point: You've got to beat one to be one. (more...)
Chelsea's Matic backs Batshuayi to fill in for Costa
- December 22, 2016

However, Carragher has singled out the 27-year-old Spaniard for his adaptation, consistency and work rate under Chelsea's new manager Antonio Conte . Chelsea finished in 10th place and without a trophy last season after they sacked Jose Mourinho back in December of previous year. Chelsea are now on top of the pile but can Antonio Conte's side extend their winning run at the expense of Bournemouth , Stoke City and Tottenham? Costa has been one of the Premier League's top ... (more...)
Jordan Henderson: Ross Barkley apologised for his tackle
- December 22, 2016

If I can say something about the referee. I think Ross is lucky . But Koeman believes his side should be proud of how they fared and believed Liverpool's substitutions - coupled with some controversial refereeing decisions - made all the difference. (more...)
AFCON 7 players pull out of Cameroon squad AFCON 7 players pull out of Cameroon squad
- December 22, 2016

Matip was given the opportunity to come in out from the cold for Cameroon after exiling himself and his global side are furious with him and seven other players who refused the chance to represent their country. In their statement Fecafoot criticised the seven players for "putting their personal interest first to the detriment of the national team". Broos is expected to name his final 23-man squad for the tournament soon. (more...)
Joe Mixon to police: 'It felt like a dude hit me'
- December 22, 2016

It's a bold move for a 20-year-old football star to release a video of himself punching a woman while a court battle over the legal status of said videotape is raging on, not to mention that he does so over the legal objections of the woman he punched, who after the December 6 ruling filed a motion to intervene in the OAB's case against the city on the grounds of her right to privacy. (more...)
Match Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley
- December 21, 2016

They crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage earlier this season to drop into the Europa League, with Pochettino suggesting his team had laboured under the weight of increased expectations. It's still a long way to the end of the season. "It is true that the Premier League is tougher than last season because all the big teams are improving their squads, but we are confident in ours". (more...)
Joey Barton signs for Burnley: Former Rangers midfielder agrees January move
- December 21, 2016

Joey Barton is back in the Premier League. Barton, 34, left Burnley to sign for Rangers in the summer but had his stay in Glasgow cut short due to disciplinary problems. Regarded by many as a talented central midfielder with an all-action approach, Joey Barton has divided opinion in the football World with his belief in laying his thoughts out on the line. (more...)
Mamata congratulates ATK for winning 2nd ISL title
- December 20, 2016

Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) coach Jose Molina went about his job without pomp but poise, according to Indian coaches. They will have exhausted legs, but inspired minds. While Kerala will have the massive home support at the Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in their favour, Kolkata have history strongly backing them. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton sends Mercedes strong message over personnel changes
- December 20, 2016

Following the filming of the Channel 4 interview last week, Hamilton posted a video message on Instagram saying he and Wolff had patched things up during an "amazing" meeting in his kitchen, adding they would be the "strongest partnership" in 2017. (more...)