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Maturing Maple Leafs rise to occasion at Centennial Classic Maturing Maple Leafs rise to occasion at Centennial Classic
- January 04, 2017

When Anthony Mantha jammed home a loose puck as time expired, suddenly the Red Wings had created a 4-4 tie. But, Auston Matthews scored at 3:40 of overtime to lift the Leafs to a 5-4 victory in what turned out to be an entertaining outdoor spectacle for offensive enthusiasts. (more...)
Payton plans to be back with the Saints in 2017 Payton plans to be back with the Saints in 2017
- January 04, 2017

After the Colts' rumors swirled last year before Jim Irsay chose to stick with the tortured Ryan Grigson-Chuck Pagano dichotomy, the Saints hammered out a big-money, five-year extension with Payton, yet the results were the same and Jeff Fisher's famous "7-9 bulls#$%" line has turned into a way of life in NOLA. (more...)
Giroud leads Arsenal comeback to salvage draw at Bournemouth
- January 04, 2017

Regular attacking midfielder Ozil was ruled out of the Gunners' 2-0 over Crystal Palace on New Year's Day, giving Iwobi the chance to play behind striker Olivier Giroud. "Playing against Barcelona and scoring Premier League goals - there were some special moments in 2016". Bournemouth gave Arsenal a right good game when they met at the Emirates a few weeks ago, but I've got to go for Arsenal to win here. (more...)
Badgers linebacker T.J. Watt declares for 2017 NFL Draft Badgers linebacker T.J. Watt declares for 2017 NFL Draft
- January 04, 2017

Watt's season was capped off with yet another strong showing Monday in the Cotton Bowl, where the Badgers defeated Western Michigan, 24-16. The redshirt junior from Pewaukee recorded 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in his first year as a full-time starter. (more...)
Texas Tech QB Mahomes declares for National Football League draft Texas Tech QB Mahomes declares for National Football League draft
- January 04, 2017

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II is leaving school early to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. They join a group of early departures including Texas running back D'Onta Foreman, Baylor receiver KD Cannon and Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor. (more...)
Sydney Test: Australia 224/2 at tea break
- January 04, 2017

The last time the feat was achieved was way back in 1976, when former Pakistani great Majid Khan smashed 108 not out before lunch on the first day of a test against New Zealand , back in the time where test match overs featured 8 deliveries. (more...)
Virginia Tech Evans and WR Ford declare for National Football League draft Virginia Tech Evans and WR Ford declare for National Football League draft
- January 04, 2017

Ford leaves Virginia Tech as the all-time leading receiver, finishing with 2,967 yards and 24 touchdowns in three years. Bucky Hodges, of course, was the other. Evans threw for 3,552 yards and 29 touchdowns and rushed for 846 yards and 12 scores. That followed a sophomore season in which Ford caught 75 balls for 1164 yards and 11 touchdowns. (more...)
Roger Federer marks comeback with Hopman Cup victory Roger Federer marks comeback with Hopman Cup victory
- January 03, 2017

Federer was due to follow his singles match by teaming up with Belinda Bencic in a doubles contest against Evans and Heather Watson. Former world number one Federer, the victor of 17 grand slam singles crowns, was troubled by injuries throughout 2016, with a knee problem keeping him on the sidelines following his Wimbledon semi-final loss to Milos Raonic in July. (more...)
Alabama Ditches Lane Kiffin One Week Before Championship Game Alabama Ditches Lane Kiffin One Week Before Championship Game
- January 03, 2017

Kiffin's tenure at Alabama was overall a success, though it seemed like the seams would bust out at some point. "I won't take that part of the process with me, though". Jim McElwain did it in 2011 as the Tide's offensive coordinator and next head coach at Colorado State. Kiffin also commented on the development. Kirby Smart's exit from Alabama almost costed them the Clemson game. (more...)
Manu Tuilagi withdraws from England training camp
- January 03, 2017

However, for many fans Rokoduguni was unfortunate not to be included in England's reduced 33 man squad anyway, so although no one would to wish injury on any player, the news of Tuilagi's withdrawal provides the Bath winger with an opportunity to force his way into the reckoning for the Six Nations. (more...)
Ronald Koeman impressed by Enner Valencia contribution in win over Southampton Ronald Koeman impressed by Enner Valencia contribution in win over Southampton
- January 03, 2017

That late show papered over some of the cracks which were evident in the preceding three-quarters of a game which seemed to be meandering towards a tiresome draw until Valencia's introduction. Back-to-back home losses to Tottenham and West Brom were compounded by a 3-0 defeat to Everton and former manager Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park. (more...)
Burnley boss agrees with Fernandinho red Burnley boss agrees with Fernandinho red
- January 03, 2017

Having looked a certainty to leave the club earlier in the year, Toure has regained his place in the side after the dispute between his agent and Pep was finally resolved. When Johnson said City had won the hard way, Guardiola simply replied: "Yes, that's true". It was City's seventh sending-off of the season and sixth in the Premier League - twice as many as any other top-flight club. (more...)
College Football Playoff viewership on ESPN rises slightly College Football Playoff viewership on ESPN rises slightly
- January 03, 2017

By itself, ESPN saw overnight increases for both games also saw overnight increases, with the Huskies-Crimson Tide game earning a 10.9 overnight (12% increase over last year's first semifinal), and the Buckeyes-Tigers game earning a 10.0 overnight compared to last year's equivalent game's 9.9. (more...)
At least two teams request interviews with Josh McDaniels At least two teams request interviews with Josh McDaniels
- January 03, 2017

The Broncos, Jaguars, 49ers, Bills, and Chargers are also going to be looking for new head coaches in the offseason. He's led a top-five scoring offense that has been without Rob Gronkowski for the majority of the season and found itself playing inexperienced backups in lieu of a suspended Tom Brady for the first four games. (more...)
West Ham stars urge Bilic to buy Defoe West Ham stars urge Bilic to buy Defoe
- January 02, 2017

Claudio Ranieri's side lost 2-0 at home to Everton on Boxing Day to slip to 16th in the division, and they could really do with three points against West Ham on Saturday. The win over Pep Guardiola's men can be put down to the Spaniard setting up his side in completely the wrong manner, playing a back 3 with unprepared full-backs against a Leicester City side that loves to counter-attack, a moment of madness from Pep. (more...)
Dolphins End Regular Season With Loss to Patriots Dolphins End Regular Season With Loss to Patriots
- January 02, 2017

He played a almost flawless game, completing 25-of-33 passes for 276 yards and a 130.4 rating. Wide receiver Julian Edelman closed out the regular season in style, catching eight passes for a career-high 151 yards and a touchdown. LaGarrett Blount pounded his way into the endzone for a Patriots touchdown. After the catch, Landry broke a tackle attempt by Dont'a Hightower . (more...)
Browns lead Steelers, 14-0, in second quarter of regular-season finale Browns lead Steelers, 14-0, in second quarter of regular-season finale
- January 02, 2017

The Steelers rallied back with 21 unanswered points, which meant that Browns running back George Atkinson III's touchdown run with three minutes left would force an overtime period. The Steelers used their starting defense, but Browns quarterback Robert Griffin had a strong first half anyway. Pittsburgh recovers a Cleveland fumble and QB Landry Jones takes the Steelers to the end zone thanks to a huge effort by running back DeAngelo Williams on the touchdown catch. (more...)
Klopp makes case for defence after Liverpool down City Klopp makes case for defence after Liverpool down City
- January 02, 2017

The French striker moved on loan from Paris St Germain to Liverpool in 2001, but, despite helping them finish second that season with 20 games and four goals, manager Gerard Houllier opted to sign El Hadji Diouf instead. I've not checked with the medical team how good or how bad it is. "The second half of the league begins and we have to think about that". On a quick turnaround: "I've said enough about the fixtures and long ago we accepted it". (more...)
49ers To Fire Trent Baalke As GM Due To Coach-Hiring Errors 49ers To Fire Trent Baalke As GM Due To Coach-Hiring Errors
- January 02, 2017

If the 49ers do fire Kelly, they would be hiring their fourth head coach in the past four seasons. Heading into the final week of the season, the 49ers are an NFC West worst 2-13. The 49ers close the regular season tomorrow at 4:25 EST against the Seattle Seahawks. Some of Kelly's coaching hires were considered questionable , which could not have helped the club. (more...)
Seahawks from Washington, Alabama weigh in on Peach Bowl Seahawks from Washington, Alabama weigh in on Peach Bowl
- January 01, 2017

He has sneaky mobility that Crimson Tide players have noticed. So do the Pac-12 champions have any chance at all against the defending national champions? The four-team College Football Playoff will contest its semifinals on Saturday, first with No. (more...)
Austin Rivers and Doc Rivers ejected within minutes of each other Austin Rivers and Doc Rivers ejected within minutes of each other
- January 01, 2017

Montrezl Harrell had a career high 29 points off the bench, making 10 of 14 field goal attempts, as the Rockets notched their 25th win in 34 games. Rivers grew upset and had to be restrained when he tried to go after Orr. Coach Rivers has been ejected four times this season. Paul ended up returning earlier than expected from the strained left hamstring, playing 31 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, and though he didn't aggravate the injury in the contest, he's still feeling tired ... (more...)
Derrius Guice, LSU run over Louisville in Citrus Bowl
- January 01, 2017

With Fournette out of the lineup, Derrius Guice stepped up to rush for 138 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. The LSU offense was at first carried by Danny Etling before he suddenly turned back into a pumpkin sometime in the second quarter, capped off with a truly horrific pick at the end of the half, setting up a Louisville field goal. (more...)
Out Fighter Amanda Nunes Defeats Ronda Rousey, Keeps Championship Title Out Fighter Amanda Nunes Defeats Ronda Rousey, Keeps Championship Title
- January 01, 2017

Most likely, though, retirement is what awaits Rousey . It's unclear what Rousey's future holds but De Mars wrote a heartfelt blog post hours after her daughter's latest loss. "Nobody is going to take this belt away from me", she continued . Nunes' two-fisted assault was too much for Rousey , whose long-awaited return to the Octagon ended nearly as soon as it began. (more...)
Cody Garbrandt aims to knock out Dominick Cruz Cody Garbrandt aims to knock out Dominick Cruz
- January 01, 2017

With his unique personality, look and dominance, he is an easy standout amongst his peers and I feel he has rightfully earned his first world championship opportunity with time. I said that leading into it. Cody Garbrandt provided ample high jinks as he does the robot and even drops down for some push-ups mid-fight. Dominick Cruz will look to defend his bantamweight strap against a new foe and prove that he's still a step ahead of the competition. (more...)
Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse admits to disappointing result to Spurs Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse admits to disappointing result to Spurs
- January 01, 2017

Kane is hoping his team atone for their 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture last month. It was the manner of the win at St Mary's, though, which was as important. Only if a possibility appears that will benefit us. "That is what we have at the moment. We feel fresh and we have a fit squad anyway". What especially helped Spurs on Wednesday, and what will stand them in good stead next week, is that they are sharp and refreshed. (more...)