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More misery for absent Mourinho as Chelsea flop again More misery for absent Mourinho as Chelsea flop again
- November 20, 2015

Stoke boss Mark Hughes praised the hard work his players had produced once again after they outwitted Chelsea for the second time in the space of a few days. "It has also happened to Van Gaal and me", the Chilean said. "He has to be positive because there is so much being thrown at Chelsea , there are players out of form and low on confidence, you can see that". (more...)
NL's Harper youngest unanimous MVP; Donaldson earns AL honor NL's Harper youngest unanimous MVP; Donaldson earns AL honor
- November 20, 2015

Harper beat out fellow finalists Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds for the award. In 2013, Goldschmidt finished behind Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, who received 28 of 30 first-place votes. (more...)
Native Josh Donaldson Wins AL Most Valuable Player Native Josh Donaldson Wins AL Most Valuable Player
- November 20, 2015

He led the American League in RBI (123) and runs scored (122) while his 41 homers tied Trout for third. It would take until the 2012 season for Donaldson to return to the Athletics, and this time it was as the club's starting 3rd baseman. (more...)
Utes running back Devontae Booker out for season for knee surgery Utes running back Devontae Booker out for season for knee surgery
- November 20, 2015

Booker sustained the injury to his knee midway through Utah's game last week against Arizona , but came back to play in the second half. The hope is that Booker will at least be able to participate in the Senior Bowl on January 30. Junior college transfer Joe Williams will step into the starting role this Saturday against UCLA. The senior is a veteran presence and leader on the field, running for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. (more...)
Thunder's Kevin Durant: Practices Thursday Thunder's Kevin Durant: Practices Thursday
- November 20, 2015

Davis left in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against Denver, with Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry saying the injury has been bothering the big man since Sunday when they played against the NY Knicks. The last two times Westbrook faced New Orleans, the point guard scored 45 and 48 points respectively. "We hung in there", Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. (more...)
Lords back giving 16 and 17-year-olds European Union referendum vote Lords back giving 16 and 17-year-olds European Union referendum vote
- November 20, 2015

He said: "If one is taking the logic that it affects young people disproportionately and young people should have a say, then from the age of 10 we believe they have the reasoning ability and they've got the age of criminal responsibility". (more...)
Best of National Hockey League: Kuznetsov's OT goal lifts Caps over Red Wings Best of National Hockey League: Kuznetsov's OT goal lifts Caps over Red Wings
- November 20, 2015

Try for under 15 shots? "We're thinking maybe 20", said Blashill, tongue planted firmly in cheek, after Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory in Ottawa. "We liked the way that one worked, so we'll see". The Red Wings scratched Brendan Smith, Joakim Andersson and Tomas Jurco .... But instead of pushing Detroit , Ottawa turned in a sluggish effort to start and found themselves chasing for much of the game. (more...)
Professional sports leagues' involvement with daily fantasy sports called out Professional sports leagues' involvement with daily fantasy sports called out
- November 20, 2015

Audio clip: Listen to audio clip . Fantasy sports companies argued that the games they offered were not gambling, arguing that they involve skill rather than based on luck. "I see the gambling aspect of it but I don't necessarily see a need to over regulate these things", said Sam Insalaco of Buffalo. For the most part, games of skill are allowed under federal law. (more...)
Rose Bowl to host Copa America Centenario games Rose Bowl to host Copa America Centenario games
- November 20, 2015

On the East Coast, Gillette Stadium in Boston, MetLife Stadium in NY, and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host. The U.S. lost out on its bid for the 2022 World Cup, but that didn't stop it from hosting high-level worldwide soccer. (more...)
Eagles' Sam Bradford, Ryan Mathews remain sidelined with concussions: Injury Eagles' Sam Bradford, Ryan Mathews remain sidelined with concussions: Injury
- November 20, 2015

Bradford has every incentive to rush back and play, as he is a free agent this offseason for the first time in his career. "So when he gets cleared, then we'll sit down and address it". Eagles lead the series, 8-5. Eagles have won the last three meetings, including the most recent one, a 31-20 victory over the Bucs in Tampa in 2013. (more...)
Keane recalls Saipan after reaching Euros Keane recalls Saipan after reaching Euros
- November 20, 2015

The Republic of Ireland qualified for next year's European Championship on Monday as Jonathan Walters returned from suspension to score both goals in a 2-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, securing a 3-1 aggregate win in their playoff. "Scotland was a bit of a low and we stuck together when people said we weren't going to qualify and we always knew that a few of what people said will now come back to bite them". (more...)
Aaron Rodgers Performance Exaggerated In Detroit Aaron Rodgers Performance Exaggerated In Detroit
- November 20, 2015

Ihedigbo was a captain last week and one of the Lions' biggest playmakers a year ago, when he had four interceptions and three forced fumbles in 13 games. That's what the Packers have done to the Vikings this decade. We are seeing that from both Joseph and Munnerlyn. "As I've pointed out before, any handicapper who did his homework coming into this season isn't surprised by the Vikings" success. (more...)
Miguel Cotto stripped of WBC middleweight belt Miguel Cotto stripped of WBC middleweight belt
- November 19, 2015

The first 50 people to attend will receive free signed copies of Als highly acclaimed book, Â " 30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports and TV.Â" Boxing fans will hear Al give his analysis of the big fight and will have a chance to ask him questions about that match and any other boxing topics. (more...)
National Hockey League All-Star Game in Nashville to be 3-on-3 tournament National Hockey League All-Star Game in Nashville to be 3-on-3 tournament
- November 19, 2015

Winnik, who was part of the discussions about whether to approve three-on-three in the all-star game, said there was a few concern about it being more physically exerting than the present format but added, "I'd do that for a chance at a million bucks". (more...)
Jonah Lomu dies unexpectedly at the age of 40 Jonah Lomu dies unexpectedly at the age of 40
- November 19, 2015

Richie McCaw, who is widely expected to announce his retirement on today, will be just one of millions mourning the passing of his former test team-mate Jonah Lomu . The success of "the brothers in black" - New Zealand's 2015 world champion squad - was relished publicly by someone who had thrived at the sport's highest level. (more...)
Richie McCaw retires from rugby Richie McCaw retires from rugby
- November 19, 2015

He made his worldwide debut against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001 and last month's World Cup final victory over Australia at Twickenham proved to be his final game in an All Blacks jersey. "This is the end of something that has been a big part of my life". I left it until now but I didn't want to have a foot out of the door during the World Cup. (more...)
Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez from Brewers Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez from Brewers
- November 19, 2015

The Tigers are expected to pick up $9.5 million remaining on his contract through the 2016 season, reports Heyman. In the last two seasons as Milwaukee's closer, he has posted 82 saves in 89 attempts with a 2.66 ERA. At the very least it would have taken 2-3 years before Betancourt would realistically have a chance to play at the major league level, whereas Rodriguez can contribute immediately and addresses an area of concern for the Detroit Tigers . (more...)
Bills vs. Patriots, Monday Night Football Week 11: Gene Steratore to officiate Bills vs. Patriots, Monday Night Football Week 11: Gene Steratore to officiate
- November 19, 2015

Claude Julien says "it's pretty obvious, ' Bruins" lack "commitment": "Right now, I don't think we've got the focus or commitment of the whole group", said Julien, whose team has lost five of its last seven. Obviously, any time you can knock the Patriots out of the books, that would be good. As for Williams, it doesn't sound like he'll be playing against the Patriots. (more...)
Bedlam rivals are at the College Football Playoff table Bedlam rivals are at the College Football Playoff table
- November 19, 2015

The Irish's 28-7 win didn't have the biggest margin. You would have to think Navy's success is really helping Notre Dame , which handed the Midshipmen their only loss of the season. . Obviously they can prove it in these next two weeks with Baylor and Oklahoma. " Notre Dame remained a strong No. 4, but Big 12 teams as we anticipated with their backloaded schedule are emerging", Long said. (more...)
Pistons rally at the The Palace to beat LeBron and the Cavaliers Pistons rally at the The Palace to beat LeBron and the Cavaliers
- November 19, 2015

He had the two-man game working with his bigs with five assists to Ersan Ilyasova and four to Andre Drummond . It was a team that was just in the finals, " Drummond said after helping Detroit rally past the Cavaliers. "It was good to revisit that". James ended the game with 30 points, which in turn allowed him to pass Jerry West on the all-time scoring list. So much so, that Morris is playing the second most minutes in the league . (more...)
Captain Tiger? Woods to assist '16 Ryder team Captain Tiger? Woods to assist '16 Ryder team
- November 19, 2015

Woods is now recuperating from back surgery. "I never could have imagined him being an assistant and not playing, to be honest", Charles Howell III said. "We are ahead of the game this time and it lets potential team members know that we are going to do whatever it takes to put them in the best position to win in 2016". (more...)
No question of playing in India, says PCB chief No question of playing in India, says PCB chief
- November 19, 2015

Commenting on the board's cricket committee, the PCB chief said that a decision had been taken in this regard to include Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq in the committee, adding that youngsters would benefit from the experience of both the veteran batsmen. (more...)
Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry Need Referees to Help Them Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry Need Referees to Help Them
- November 19, 2015

But these Warriors can't be judged properly by wins and losses - they're so much better than the competition on any given night, that they should only be judged by how they performed compared to their own best . Despite the strong start to the season, 1958 was the only year between 1957 and 1966 that the Celtics did not win a championship. - Oh, and they've done it all without head coach Steve Kerr, who is out indefinitely after back surgery. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis: 'I'm Ready to Play Right Now' Kristaps Porzingis: 'I'm Ready to Play Right Now'
- November 19, 2015

Aaron Afflalo (16) and Kevin Seraphin (10) also scored in double figures for the Knicks... Hopefully, Nicolas Batum can keep his stellar play going for the Charlotte Hornets in this one as they try to win their second straight game and get over the. (more...)
NFL Playoffs: Ravens 29th best chance at making playoffs NFL Playoffs: Ravens 29th best chance at making playoffs
- November 19, 2015

If the Jaguars win Thursday, they will be a half game out with three extra days to prepare for the following Sunday's home game against the San Diego Chargers . Well, the theme continues. Tennessee gets an average of 107.6 yards per game out of wide receivers, the second-lowest mark in the league, ahead of St. (more...)