Sport


Russian officials backtrack on doping admissions
- December 29, 2016

Russian officials have admitted to a widespread doping campaign that involved hundreds of the nation's top athletes across more than one Olympics, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee has said there is evidence of violations regarding Russian athletes' doping samples in Sochi. The IOC will also re-analyse all samples from Russian athletes given at the Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010. (more...)
Ronda Rousey breaks her silence: Only care about winning this fight Ronda Rousey breaks her silence: Only care about winning this fight
- December 29, 2016

Tate went on to criticize the UFC for allowing Rousey to not attend hardly any promotional events to hype the fight. Ronda Rousey is due to make her long-awaited comeback to UFC action on Friday, not that you would know from her media presence. (more...)
EPL: Chelsea cruise to 12th consecutive win EPL: Chelsea cruise to 12th consecutive win
- December 29, 2016

Monday's 3-0 home win over Bournemouth represented a club record 12th successive Premier League victory and left the Londoners seven points clear of their nearest rivals. "Can I? No. So why should I think about it", he added. As for Hazard, Conte said: "It's fantastic for me to see the great job (he) is doing with the ball, but also without the ball". (more...)
Back for more: Edsall returns as coach at UConn Back for more: Edsall returns as coach at UConn
- December 29, 2016

Edsall said in a statement that it's an honor to have the opportunity to lead UConn again. But he's also the same Randy Edsall who walked out on the program after the biggest game in school history. Was there really any diligence? Under Edsall, UConn had a number of milestone wins soon after moving to I-A, including Iowa State in 2002 and Notre Dame and SC in 2009. (more...)
Spurs come from behind to batter Southampton Spurs come from behind to batter Southampton
- December 29, 2016

Eriksen almost made it 3-1 on 70 minutes but his shot came back off the bar from just inside the box. Manager Mauricio said Lamela is in a slow recovery and they are waiting patiently for him to get well soon to play the matches. Jan Vertonghen is deserving of his reputation as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League. While it was definitely a foul and the penalty call was correct, Redmond's movement was due to the fact he slipped and being sent off was quite a harsh call from ... (more...)
Gabriel, Lucas have Boxing Day beef Gabriel, Lucas have Boxing Day beef
- December 28, 2016

The German's cross found Giroud who brilliantly fought off the attentions of Jonny Evans before looping a header across goal, beyond Foster and into the net to give Arsenal a vital Boxing Day win. So I don't think it's a problem. "The players who are always ready when they get their chance, they are there". "Giroud has qualities that no one else in the squad has, but are needed". (more...)
Dallas Cowboys Thrash Lions, Dak Prescott Shines, Tony Romo Stays Benched
- December 28, 2016

Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott has created a huge name for himself during the 2016 National Football League season after being thrown into the fire when Tony Romo was injured. There was some thinking that the Cowboys might sit Prescott in favor of Tony Romo , who has not played a single snap this season. Jones wants the rookie fourth-rounder, Prescott, to gain as much experience as possible. (more...)
Swansea City vs West Ham United Swansea City vs West Ham United
- December 28, 2016

His brief tenure there, however, ended on December 27, when the club announced via Twitter that they and Bradley had parted ways . Bradley leaves the Swans in relegation trouble, having lost seven of his 11 games in charge. Bradley was viewed as something of a gamble when he became the first American to manage in the Premier League and there is no escaping the fact that his appointment has proved to be a bad decision. (more...)
Clemson DB: We faced better QBs than Barrett
- December 28, 2016

The Ohio State offensive line is looking to improve ahead of the Buckeyes Fiesta Bowl showdown against Clemson. The unbeaten and heavily favored Buckeyes lost in humiliating fashion - a 41-14 drubbing in the 2006 national championship game - to Urban Meyer's Florida Gators. (more...)
Liverpool star Roberto Firmino arrested for drink drinking
- December 28, 2016

The Brazilian footballer was arrested after police officers pulled over his auto in Liverpool city centre during the early hours of Saturday morning. The Reds will also host Chelsea at Anfield on the same day, in what many are expecting to be a clash which goes a long way to deciding the 2016-17 Premier League champions. (more...)
Trump releases 'very nice letter' from Putin Trump releases 'very nice letter' from Putin
- December 28, 2016

If Trump were to seek an expansion of the nuclear stockpiles, it would mark a sharp shift in US national security policy. Trump, though, has said he believes the key to a nuclear deterrent is unpredictability . Reporter: Now Putin is weighing in, saying , "It's not us who have been speeding up the arms race ". The Friday night tweet sparked cries of alarm from former USA officials and other Trump critics on social media. (more...)
Barton to remain training with Burnley - Dyche Barton to remain training with Burnley - Dyche
- December 27, 2016

Barton, 34, was among the spectators at Turf Moor for Burnley's 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day even though a proposed deal to rejoin the Clarets is in the balance since the FA accused him of placing 1,260 football bets between 2006 and 2016. (more...)
Manchester United vs. Sunderland 2016 live stream
- December 27, 2016

Manchester United will look to make it four Premier League wins in a row when they host Sunderland on Boxing Day. Both fans were treated to spectacular late volley's, first Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a diving back-heel flick beyond Jordan Pickford , then Fabio Borini let fly from 25 yards leaving David De Gea frozen as the ball dipped into bottom corner. (more...)
Eden Hazard: Eden Hazard: "At Chelsea, we always want to win".
- December 27, 2016

Despite Bournemouth, who won the corresponding fixture last season to help ease Mourinho out of Chelsea's exit door, being in the game for long spells, the outcome was never really in doubt. With even more support behind him, Pedro's truly been able to show off his intelligent movement, incessant running, and ability in front of goal, and it's paying dividends for the Blues. (more...)
Broncos, Chiefs have postseason hopes on line Sunday night
- December 27, 2016

They will need to get a win on Sunday night in order to keep them alive in week 17 as well. The Denver Broncos started 2016 with four straight wins, culminating in a Super Bowl title. Get your popcorn ready, Broncos and Raiders fans. Miami's state players are running back Kenyan Drake (Alabama), cornerback Bobby McCain (Oxford), center Anthony Steen (Alabama) and defensive end Nick Williams (Minor, Samford). (more...)
Vikings-Packers Week 16: Second Half Game Updates & Discussion
- December 27, 2016

We didn't cover anybody, especially in the first half. "When I talked to him", Zimmer said, "I don't think he felt like that's what he meant to say". When the line gave him time, Bradford was great. Anthony Barr might have heard what his Zimmer had said in the media this past week. His final touchdown pass came after he suffered the stinger on a combined hit from Vikings defenders Danielle Hunter and Eric Kendricks on the Packers' first series of the third quarter. (more...)
To Hull and back: Guardiola cancels City's Christmas
- December 27, 2016

The pressure grew until Raheem Sterling cut into the box, Andrew Robertson took him down, and Toure converted. Hull , though, threatened to pull off a shock win as Michael Dawson's header from a corner was cleared off the line. Beating Arsenal in their last outing had clearly poured confidence into City and in the opening 10 minutes they enjoyed 81% of possession. Toure has scored all 10 of his penalties for City and has three goals since returning to the team after being ostracized ... (more...)
Who's next for Conor McGregor? Who's next for Conor McGregor?
- December 27, 2016

Nurmagomedov is dominant on the ground and has good submission and has been known to use ground and pound to finish top guys in the division. However, that fight won't be happening anytime soon because McGregor is now on a hiatus. Since that fight was contested at 170 pounds, McGregor - to his credit - campaigned hard for a second welterweight scrap with Diaz. Diaz has already taken issue with claims that he weighed 190lbs on the night of the rematch and he is unlikely to be pleased with ... (more...)
Titans QB Marcus Mariota out for season with broken leg
- December 27, 2016

A very significant development in the AFC has taken place this afternoon, as Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was carted off the field in the third quarter of today's game with an ankle injury . The Jaguars defense has improved dramatically, going from one of the NFL's worst units last season to one that entered the game ranked seventh in yards allowed. (more...)
Australia v Pakistan, II Test, Melbourne
- December 27, 2016

Pakistan are in a buoyant mood heading into the Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne . However, Pakistan will play their last Test against Australia in next 3rd January, 2017 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. I thought he did a good job to come out and do that. In fact, the team was under the cosh for most parts of the match, with an absolute disaster in the making, when Pakistan slumped to 67/8, ending Day One on a forgettable 97/8. (more...)
Missing woman found alive near Grand Canyon after walking 26 miles Missing woman found alive near Grand Canyon after walking 26 miles
- December 26, 2016

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office and Kane County Sheriff's Office located 47-year-old Karen Klein near North Rim of the Grand Canyon early Saturday morning. According to the sheriff's office, they rented a auto in Las Vegas and drove to visit southern Utah. On the way to the Grand Canyon Thursday, the family was redirected around a closed road by their GPS system onto some forest service roads that were getting heavy snow and their vehicle was disabled, authorities say. (more...)
Good, Bad & Ugly: Raiders 33, Colts 25
- December 26, 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's injury felt like the ultimate Christmas Eve gut punch. "The interceptions were bad decisions and bad throws, " he said. As much help as the Colts need, they know none of it will matter if they don't win a tough road game against the Raiders. Sebastian Janikowski incredulously missed two PAT attempts, leading to a mock celebration by the veteran kicker after finally making another one again. (more...)
Lions-Packers NFC North title game moved to Sunday night Lions-Packers NFC North title game moved to Sunday night
- December 26, 2016

The Packers and Lions will be playing for the NFC North championship in primetime. Green Bay's regular-season finale is set to be the de facto NFC North title game, regardless of the result of Detroit's Week 16 game in Dallas on Monday night. (more...)
Grading the 49ers comeback win over the Rams Grading the 49ers comeback win over the Rams
- December 26, 2016

On the other hand: A win by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the day put the 49ers in position for the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. That meant the 49ers could pressure L.A. Our defense is pretty damn good when they're off the field, and get some time and we're not going three-and-out every time. Whether it's (Tramaine) Brock's interception, Rashard's interception, those are huge plays that we can build on, (and) also, to have two scoring drives at the end of the fourth quarter to win a ... (more...)
Catanzaro's Field Goal Gives Arizona 34-31 Win Over Seattle Catanzaro's Field Goal Gives Arizona 34-31 Win Over Seattle
- December 26, 2016

So that was an ugly situation. That suggests a compound fracture. The effort of the Cardinals was very good outside of Doug Baldwins showing. When Larry Fitzgerald, a real pro who is widely considered a man of estimable integrity and character, goes into the game with the goal of making it "miserable for the Seahawks on Christmas", you know the Cardinals are driven by revenge. (more...)