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Lakers Build Statue Of Shaquille O'Neal In Front Of Staples Center Lakers Build Statue Of Shaquille O'Neal In Front Of Staples Center
- December 23, 2016

He also won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award in 2000, and was a seven-time all-star for the team. The Los Angeles Lakers will finally unveil a bronze statue for one of the greatest players in franchise history. Furthermore, O'Neal's statue, which shows him dunking, will be connected to Staples Center . Much like Shaq himself, the statue will be larger than life, suspended ten feet above the ground. (more...)
Tennis Star Petra Kvitova Badly Injured By Knife-Wielding Attacker
- December 22, 2016

It will be fervently hoped that the injuries she has apparently suffered, to her left hand, do not have any long term effect. However, it would be a major tennis tragedy if the two-time Grand Slam champion, who is still only 26 years old, had the course of her career changed going forward. (more...)
Ferrari confirm new driver Antonio Giovinazzi: He turned down Mercedes Ferrari confirm new driver Antonio Giovinazzi: He turned down Mercedes
- December 22, 2016

Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene added: "Seb was here yesterday to work with simulator and he's pushing hard". Can we guarantee it? The Italian said 2017 will be an important year for the Scuderia as he is unsure whether or not Raikkonen or Vettel will still be in the team in 2018. (more...)
Joey Barton back in Premier League after agreeing new deal
- December 22, 2016

Barton - who initially joined the Clarets as a free agent in August, 2015 - was named Burnley's Player of the Year as the club secured promotion to the Premier League before the former England global opted to join newly-promoted Scottish Premiership side Rangers'. (more...)
India vs England: KL Rahul scores fourth Test ton, first in India India vs England: KL Rahul scores fourth Test ton, first in India
- December 21, 2016

Stokes was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for his on-field confrontation with Kohli after his first-innings dismissal during the third Test at Mohali. The bowler was also pulled by Parthiv soon after as the wicket-keeper reached his half-century and indulged in some more stroke-making. After the century partnership, the Rahul-Patel duo started scoring at a brisk pace with a boundary coming nearly every over. (more...)
Broncos downplay shouting match: 'There's no division'
- December 21, 2016

But it wasn't the first flare-up between position groups (Talib shoved Jordan Norwood during the Broncos' loss to Kansas City on November 27), and it probably won't be the last if losses continue to stack up. New England's LeGarrette Blount set a single-season franchise record with his 15th rushing touchdown. They had the ball inside the Tennessee 10 twice in the final three quarters and didn't score a point either time. (more...)
Nate Goodyear: Christian McCaffrey Is Right To Sit Out Sun Bowl Nate Goodyear: Christian McCaffrey Is Right To Sit Out Sun Bowl
- December 21, 2016

Some of the folks who get paid to talk about college football are now feeling quite threatened by the realization by those who don't get paid to play college football that they actually have power. It will obviously come as a huge blow to the Cardinal, which have relied on McCaffrey to single-handedly carry an offense that doesn't possess many other weapons. (more...)
Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz to Phillies
- December 21, 2016

There are legitimate concerns with the Buchholz trade; the Red Sox' depth at the back-end of the rotation is full of uncertainty and they are now fielding an extremely lefty-heavy staff. Buchholz, 32, is under contract for $13.5 million for 2017, after the Red Sox picked up his club option for next season. They are risking some money (a resource they have in abundance), but they are betting that a healthy half season in the NL East and not the AL East will make Buchholz an attractive trade ... (more...)
'F*cking Coward': Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins Goes on Profane Tirade Against Reporter
- December 21, 2016

The expletive-laden outburst (warning: video contains strong language ) after a game December 12 was directed at the Sacramento Bee's Andy Furillo , who had written a column concerning a recent incident at a NY club that involved Cousins and his teammate, Matt Barnes. (more...)
Falcons 41, 49ers 13
- December 20, 2016

Atlanta (9-5) is up to 469 points with two regular-season games to go, bettering the 442 points set in 1998 when the team made its lone trip to the Super Bowl. FAST STARTS, SLOW FINISHES: Starting fast hasn't been a problem for the Niners, who have scored first in 10 of their 13 games. "You guys have been following us over the past couple of years and you know what's going on with Patrick Willis retiring and Justin Smith retiring and some big-name guys leaving the team", San Francisco ... (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars fire Gus Bradley to end NFL's least successful coaching tenure
- December 20, 2016

Bradley, who was hired in Jacksonville in 2013 after a successful run as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, went 14-47, failing to win more than five games in any season. Bradley hadn't even reached the team plane yet, but the Jaguars were kind enough to offer him a lift back to Florida. There's Rod Marinelli, who went 10-38 in three seasons, a worse winning percentage than Bradley, and was sacked after his Detroit Lions team went 0-16. (more...)
India 463-5 at lunch India 463-5 at lunch
- December 20, 2016

Chennai: Batsman Karun Nair hit an unbeaten 195 to help India build a commanding lead over England on the fourth day of the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Monday. It's just that we have been together since then. Ravi Ashwin nudged India into the lead with a towering six off Moeen Ali and Nair continued to prosper, going to his 150 with three drives through the offside, one off the back foot and two off the front. (more...)
The five best Merseyside derby goals The five best Merseyside derby goals
- December 20, 2016

Last season's derby at Goodison was Brendan Rodgers last game in charge for the reds so Klopp manages the reds for the first time at Everton's home. Previous year we had a really good away atmosphere in Manchester for the Europa League against United. This fixture should be an exhibition of attacking football laced with some intricate passing and fight for possession, if you're a defensive purist and looking for a game of dogged defensive display, you would well be advised to watch a ... (more...)
Youngstown State's miracle catch sinks Eastern Washington in FCS semifinal
- December 20, 2016

The Penguins (11-3) face second-seeded Eastern Washington (13-1) at 6:30 tonight in Cheney, Washington, for the right to advance to the national championship game. And on the game's last play! Still, second-year coach Bo Pelini has talked only football with the media. Youngstown State and coach Bo Pelini took the term back-shoulder pass to a different level on Saturday and as a result the Penguins are headed to the FCS national championship on January 7 against James Madison. (more...)
Titans stun Chiefs on Succop's last-second field goal
- December 19, 2016

The Chiefs would have clinched a playoff berth with the victory, but they move to 10-4 on the season. The Titans controlled the game, especially their defense over the last three quarters of the game, making forward progress very tough for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and his offensive mates. (more...)
Over 360 gymnasts sexually abused across US
- December 19, 2016

Nassar had one or more computer disks that contained thousands of images of child pornography, the Detroit Free Press reported. Hundreds of U.S. gymnasts have come forward to say they were sexually abused by adults in the sport. Prosecutors will hold a news conference Monday. And, in 2009, USA Gymnastics named Doug Boger Coach of the Year, despite being under investigation for alleged sexual abuse. (more...)
Yankees' Chapman: Cubs' Maddon misused me during postseason
- December 19, 2016

Chapman criticized Cubs manager Joe Maddon for the way he used him during the playoffs. Then I had to pitch on Game 7 and I was a little exhausted. Maddon expressed no regrets. "If he feels that way, he did not tell me about that at the moment or after the moment", Maddon said. Our job is to be ready to do what we need to do on the field. (more...)
Johann Duhaupas to face Povetkin, replaces Stiverne
- December 19, 2016

Povetkin had been scheduled to face the Canadian for the WBC interim title in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Sulaiman announced on the social networks that he was informed by testing agency VADA, that Povetkin tested positive for ostarine, which is the same substance that Lucian Bute tested positive for in the aftermath of his draw against Badou Jack on April 30 at the D.C. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. made yet another one-handed touchdown catch Odell Beckham Jr. made yet another one-handed touchdown catch
- December 19, 2016

With Darius Slay out because of an injury suffered in the first half, the Lions trotted Asa Jackson out there and the Giants took advantage. The Giants responded by driving down the field yet again, but as they got into plus field position, wackiness ensued. (more...)
Manchester City see off Arsenal with stirring comeback Manchester City see off Arsenal with stirring comeback
- December 19, 2016

City leveled matters shortly after the break, as David Silva played in Leroy Sane, who calmly slotted past the on-rushing Petr Cech. City manager pep Guardiola reflected on a win which releases some of the pressure on his side and allowed him to think of being near the top of the table in May. (more...)
Conte opens up on Oscar's move to China
- December 19, 2016

The Brazilian has struggled to hold down a place in the side since the arrival of Antonio Conte this summer, so he must be the last player Roman Abramovich was expecting to rake in such a big profit. Not only for Chelsea but all teams in the world", Italian Conte said here on Friday, as reported by Xinhua. "Players must be very proud to play in this league because it is the best league in the world", he added. (more...)
Sanchez puts onus on Arsenal to end contract stand-off
- December 19, 2016

Arsene Wenger admits competition has moved up a level with the arrival of Pep Guardiola and other highly-respected managers into the Premier League. "I know it's competitive and we're surrounded by top-class managers but I want to win", he said. (more...)
Brock Osweiler Benched Osweiler Benched, Tom Savage In At QB × Brock Osweiler Benched Osweiler Benched, Tom Savage In At QB ×
- December 19, 2016

Savage replaced Brock Osweiler with 8:31 remaining in the first half after Osweiler tossed a pair of interceptions that the Jaguars (2-12) converted into 10 points. He has 16 interceptions and 14 touchdown passes. Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee followed the second Novak field goal with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the 6:50 mark of the third quarter for a 20-8 lead. (more...)
Jordan shootings kill 4 policemen, Canadian tourist
- December 19, 2016

Police in the mountainous city of Karak had earlier freed 10 people, including foreign tourists, but some were still being held in the Crusader-era castle from where the gunmen shot at security forces who were surrounding it, a security source said. (more...)
Ibrahimovic at the double as United soar Ibrahimovic at the double as United soar
- December 18, 2016

Jose Mourinho's side remains sixth in the English Premier League after a third successive win, 13 points behind leader Chelsea where the manager was sacked exactly a year ago. Antonio Valencia , back in the side following suspension, sent a long ball down the line into the path of Lingard, and his fine first-time cross from the right was nodded into the net by the arriving Ibrahimovic. (more...)