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New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets
- December 18, 2016

Houston had held the mark for three-pointers attempted (50), which they set in Sacramento on November 25. "We can still be better", said Gordon, who has hit at least three 3-point field goals in each of the past 12 games, tied for the fourth-longest streak in league history. (more...)
Jamie Vardy sees red as Leicester come from two down to draw Jamie Vardy sees red as Leicester come from two down to draw
- December 18, 2016

Pawson further enraged the Foxes players by giving Stoke a penalty for handball against Danny Simpson, when his arm was above his head as he slid in to stop Bojan Krkic's cross. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri was furious with Pawson at half-time, but Hughes can not understand why. Ranieri, who was just ahead of Pawson and Co, said he did not witness any coins being thrown and when asked why he was even on the pitch, he stated: "I just wanted to show to our fans I was there". (more...)
Goal scored by terminally-ill 5yo sparks 'Goal of the Month' campaign Goal scored by terminally-ill 5yo sparks 'Goal of the Month' campaign
- December 17, 2016

Fans and players have taken to social media to push the case for the youngster, who has captured the hearts of football fans around the world. "It's impossible not to be affected by little Bradley's story - I cried when I saw the video where he thanked everyone", added another. (more...)
Patriots claim wide receiver Michael Floyd
- December 16, 2016

Floyd, in his fifth National Football League season, has caught just 33 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season. He has not made any appearances in the Pro Bowl. I've seen it. We've seen it. "I told them my honest opinion of him, that I think he'll be a great pickup for whoever", Fitzgerald said. Sometimes you're under the spotlight, you're under a microscope, so obviously I wish him the best. (more...)
Paige VanZant Would Fight Ronda Rousey If She Agreed To One Condition
- December 16, 2016

UFC on Fox has several fascinating bouts on the card, none more so than Urijah Faber's retirement fight against British veteran Brad Pickett. Maybe Paige VanZant and Ronda Rousey can settle whatever differences they have once and for all inside the octagon. (more...)
"No Enhancement Needed?" UFC Pounds Lesnar Over Drug Test Failure
- December 16, 2016

Jones was pulled from his main event fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 after a June drug test turned up positive. Lesnar was allowed to fight, and he dominated. The fine equates to 10 per cent of the disclosed US$2.5 million ($3.55m) purse he earned from the event, which unlikely to go down well with Hunt, who has been campaigning for tougher penalties on drug cheats. (more...)
No Rosberg replacement till next year
- December 16, 2016

Rumours have inevitably been flying with regards to the identity of his successor, although the Silver Arrows have now confirmed that there are no plans to officially confirm a new driver before the team return to work at their Brackley headquarters in Northamptonshire following a festive/new year break on 3 January 2017. (more...)
Luis Suarez agrees new Barcelona deal to June 2021
- December 16, 2016

The Uruguayan forward joined Barcelona in 2014 from Liverpool and has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and a Champions League with Luis Enrique's side. Any player would want to end their career at a club where they feel comfortable. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all scored in a half hour span, as Barcelona downed Al-Ahli 5-3 in Dubai. (more...)
Arsenal's Ozil and Sanchez talks 'looking pretty good' Arsenal's Ozil and Sanchez talks 'looking pretty good'
- December 16, 2016

Signing from the La Liga side for £10m in the same summer as both Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, the two time European Championship victor hit the ground running, bagging 12 Premier League goals in his maiden season in English football, playing in all 38 league games. (more...)
West Ham 1-0 Burnley: Noble ends Hammers winless run
- December 15, 2016

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini (left) and Burnley's Matthew Lowton (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the London Stadium. England manager Gareth Southgate was in the crowd - giving Burnley keeper Tom Heaton and Hammers Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio the once over. (more...)
Cardinals' Floyd arrested on DUI, other charges
- December 15, 2016

Police said they conducted a roadside DUI test, after which Floyd was arrested . The thought, in fact, was that he would play so well he'd likely play himself out of the Cardinals' budget when it came to potentially bringing him back with a new contract. (more...)
Lane Kiffin's first signee comes with some baggage - just like him Lane Kiffin's first signee comes with some baggage - just like him
- December 15, 2016

So, Kiffin may have laid the groundwork for some unprecedented recruiting at Florida Atlantic . Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who just finished a season with East Mississippi Community College, has agreed to become an Owl and enroll this January, according to multiple reports. (more...)
Dana White Blasts Cyborg, Teases Rousey vs. Holm II Dana White Blasts Cyborg, Teases Rousey vs. Holm II
- December 15, 2016

This should be the flawless opportunity for Holm to get her career back on track. There is a third women's weight class in the UFC and the former bantamweight champion is getting first crack at the belt. Since " Cyborg " is Invicta FC's 145 champion, and is widely considered to be the best female 145'er on the planet, the announcement is likely a shock to many. (more...)
Chelsea Star Midfielder Confirms Huge China Transfer Deal Is Close Chelsea Star Midfielder Confirms Huge China Transfer Deal Is Close
- December 15, 2016

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has been a largely forgotten man under new manager Antonio Conte but he has reportedly been eyed by former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas who is now managing Chinese club Shanghai SIPG . He has appeared in just nine of Chelsea's 15 Premier League matches this season and has not started since their 1-2 League Cup loss to West Ham in October. (more...)
Crystal Palace vs. Man United - Confirmed starting XIs Crystal Palace vs. Man United - Confirmed starting XIs
- December 15, 2016

The bookies certainly favour Jose Mourinho's troops, but who knows what will happen under the floodlights at Selhurst Park! Eric Bailly may face another spell on the sidelines after the Manchester United defender appeared to aggravate his recently injured knee away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday. (more...)
Klopp takes pop at pundits on Liverpool keeper criticism Klopp takes pop at pundits on Liverpool keeper criticism
- December 14, 2016

But ex-Arsenal star Lehmann believes Klopp should stick to his guns and block out the supporters, former players and pundits backing Belgian Mignolet for a recall to the starting XI. "If they could cause bigger problems than they already have, I think they try it. Keep your mouth shut, do your job, go home, have your tea and play football". (more...)
Cards' Jackson wins Heisman Trophy Cards' Jackson wins Heisman Trophy
- December 14, 2016

As expected, Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson was announced as the 2016 victor of the Heisman Trophy . He became the youngest victor at 19 years, 352 days, a few days younger than 2013 victor Jameis Winston of Florida State. (more...)
Cowboys returner Whitehead out vs Giants for rules violation
- December 14, 2016

Their next job is to clinch the NFC East title , which they can do by beating the only side to have defeated them this season, the 8-4 New York Giants. The Cowboys , after all, just had an 11-game winning streak ended. Odell Beckham Jr is a superstar, we know that. I'd rather have had the chance to get better with us winning it, but we're not going to take where we are right now and let this do anything but improve us. (more...)
Last US Senate Seat Filled: Louisiana Republican Wins Last US Senate Seat Filled: Louisiana Republican Wins
- December 14, 2016

A victory for Kennedy would give the Republicans a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat U.S. Senate. Trump's trip to Baton Rouge was in hopes to aid State Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Louisiana's open primary system pits all candidates against each other and sends the top two vote-getters into a runoff when no one gets more than 50 percent. (more...)
Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith
- December 14, 2016

But it was Hayes who pulled his trigger, fatally striking Smith and injuring Smith's wife, Racquel. Toxicology reports showed Smith was legally drunk at the time of the incident. — April 13: An attorney for Smith's family holds wide-ranging news conference during which he says Smith didn't brandish a gun during the altercation and had a concealed-carry permit. (more...)
Tiger Woods returning to Riviera Country Club
- December 14, 2016

Woods, who last played the Genesis Open in 2006, said he was "very excited to come back to Riviera and compete" in the February 13-19 tournament. The Tiger Woods Foundation will host the Genesis Open. Still, the fact Woods can play a light competitive schedule is a step in the right direction after he went through almost all of 2016 without a meaningful round of golf. (more...)
Former Gov. Rick Perry Trump's top choice for energy secretary Former Gov. Rick Perry Trump's top choice for energy secretary
- December 13, 2016

Rick Perry is apparently back in the mix to join the Trump cabinet. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, reportedly a finalist to become secretary of energy, is scheduled to meet Monday in NY with President-elect Donald Trump, according to transition team spokesmen. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp: I Don't Listen To The Neville Brothers Jurgen Klopp: I Don't Listen To The Neville Brothers
- December 13, 2016

Gary Neville had criticised under-fire Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius, a £4.7m summer signing from Mainz, in a newspaper article on Friday before brother Phil expressed his own misgivings while working as a television pundit on Sunday. Speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to Middlesbrough on Wednesday, the manager said: "My job is to protect the players as much as we can, but I can't do that when they're on the pitch". (more...)
Costa rescues another win for Premier League leader Chelsea
- December 13, 2016

United remain one of the two current Premier League teams that Kane, last season's top marksman, has yet to score against and the England forward offered little in the way of danger despite Tottenham having plenty of possession. Another mistake, this time from West Ham goal keeper Darren Randolph, earned Liverpool a point. Liverpool made the dream start against the Hammers through Adam Lallana - set up by Sadio Mane - but the visitors showed the commitment they had been accused of lacking ... (more...)
Bilic hopes Liverpool draw can be a Hammer boost
- December 13, 2016

We defended well, all of us. I was expecting us to build on the first half performance on the ball, to be better on the ball because they were taking more and more risks. Liverpool keeper Loris Karius was in the spotlight after a hard game against West Ham on Sunday. Reds supporter Amy Keane met her idols, but her memento of the occasion came out horribly wrong - before manager Jurgen Klopp stepped in to save the day! "It's a busy period so for us it's good that you can concentrate on the ... (more...)