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Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers
- December 09, 2016

The trade came on the last day of the so-called "hot stove" sessions outside the nation's capital, allowing Rizzo to avoid leaving empty-handed after failing in a bid to get Sale, who instead went from the White Sox to the Boston Red Sox. "With strikeout stuff, plus control and a prime pedigree, Dunning has a chance to move quickly up the White Sox system and help sooner than later in Chicago". (more...)
College football playoff teams announced College football playoff teams announced
- December 08, 2016

You are about to find out! Saturday night, Maryland was able to return to its winning ways with a thrilling 71-70 win against Oklahoma State in which Trimble's two free throws, with 9 seconds left, won the game. Misses chance to make playoff. Although the Nittany Lions have a full scholarship load this season, they're still feeling the impact from reduced scholarship numbers and start just five seniors, with only 17 on the roster. (more...)
Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl
- December 08, 2016

But in truth, Penn State's season probably would have ended differently. MI had talented players on its offense previous year certainly, but we all knew the Wolverines were not as good as their offense seemed. But until the committee puts a two-loss team ahead of a one-loss team, then those arguments are more talking points than anything else. Sure, the two losses loom large, but in the two-year existence of the CFP, a conference championship was a requisite for the playoff. (more...)
OR taps Harbaugh disciple Taggart as new coach OR taps Harbaugh disciple Taggart as new coach
- December 08, 2016

A few hours after breaking the news, McMurphy tweeted that three endorsements were key in Taggart getting the Ducks job: MI head coach Jim Harbaugh, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, and NCAA executive Oliver Luck. Taggert brings a strong background and success at each level of the coaching tree. Taggart has led USF to an 18-7 record over the last two seasons, including a 10-2 mark this year. (more...)
Nico Rosberg announces shocking retirement after World title win
- December 08, 2016

Wehrlein would be the simplest solution. Vettel and Fernando Alonso have both been mentioned as potential new team-mates for Lewis Hamilton at the dominant Silver Arrows for 2017. He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "We have lost a champion - the best driver of 2016". Hamilton claims not to be bothered who takes the seat alongside him, insisting that he will not attempt to influence the decision. (more...)
College bowl teams, schedule announced
- December 08, 2016

No. 2 Clemson beat Virginia Tech on Saturday in the ACC title game , and No. 4 Washington overwhelmed Colorado on Friday night for the Pac-12 crown. Should that be excusable because it was before Penn State got hot and won nine consecutive games? The Sooners finished 10-2. (more...)
Royals, Cubs close to trading Wade Davis for Jorge Soler Royals, Cubs close to trading Wade Davis for Jorge Soler
- December 08, 2016

Sources had previously told Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs were " close " to dealing Soler to the Royals for Davis . By Tuesday afternoon, it appeared the club was holding out for a better offer for Davis , the dominant closer who was integral in two straight American League pennants and a World Series championship. (more...)
Hideki Matsuyama wins 'Tiger's tournament, and what a great honor that is'
- December 08, 2016

After making strong starts in each of the first three rounds, Woods struggled early on Sunday with a bogey at the fifth and a double-bogey at the next. "I think it was a great week to be back playing again, competing and playing against some of the best players in the world". Woods again flashed moments of his finest shotmaking to excite those seeking signs he can recapture the form that made him a dominating superstar. (more...)
New York City FC striker David Villa rules out Sporting Gijon loan New York City FC striker David Villa rules out Sporting Gijon loan
- December 08, 2016

David Villa and MLS commissioner Don Garber during the award ceremony. The striker was the first player signed by NYCFC. "They might score a lot of goals but I'm not sure they'd win many games in terms of balance". Altidore scored 10 goals over the last 15 games of the regular season and has scored in all five playoff matches. He played in Europe, he won the Champions League, he won the World Cup, he won the European Championships but he came to this club with humility and love for the ... (more...)
Money not enough to keep Sanchez at Arsenal: Wenger Money not enough to keep Sanchez at Arsenal: Wenger
- December 08, 2016

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is rumoured to be the recipient of a mammoth offer from an unknown Chinese Super League club. The club is, however, hopeful that they will soon agree on a deal with the striker. "I've never been in contact with Italian clubs". "Olivier is very well at Arsenal ", he said . Nothing is possible in January. Reports in Chile claimed the City boss personally called the Arsenal forward after his scintillating hat-trick performance against West Ham. (more...)
Gary Neville: Chelsea success dependent on Diego Costa and Eden Hazard Gary Neville: Chelsea success dependent on Diego Costa and Eden Hazard
- December 08, 2016

Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the best centre-forward in the Premier League following his goalscoring performance against Manchester City. "We have this job, sometimes we are travelling a lot, and we must pray for everybody, not just the players but also the journalists and everybody who was travelling inside that plane". (more...)
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery
- December 08, 2016

Pierre-Paul ranks second on the Giants this season with seven sacks, just one behind Olivier Vernon . Pierre-Paul had been having a strong season for the Giants. Pierre-Paul was a big part of the only defense to slow Dallas down this season. Tackle Jay Bromley said losing Pierre-Paul is tough, not only because of his play but his personality and leadership. (more...)
Team Grades: Cowboys' Defense Hangs On To Win Close Game Over Vikings
- December 07, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys equalled the franchise's longest win streak Thursday night as they held off a frantic last minute Minnesota rally to beat the Vikings 17-15 at US Bank Stadium. Kicker Kai Forbath made all three of his field goal attempts. "I had to take a deep breath", he said. On that play for the 2-point conversion, Bradford was hit in the face. (more...)
Luiz puts Aguero clash down to 'quite normal frustration' on striker's part
- December 07, 2016

Costa has frequently fallen foul of England's football authorities since joining Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014. City pair Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were both banned, as expected, for four and three games respectively after being sent off in the ugly scenes that marred the end of City's 3-1 loss to the Londoners. (more...)
Stanford holds steady at 24 in the College Football Playoff rankings Stanford holds steady at 24 in the College Football Playoff rankings
- December 07, 2016

It's clear the selection committee thinks Ohio State is a no-doubt No. 2. "I actually remember it very well", Meyer said. The reality of the situation, though, is that Boise State still needs Wyoming to lose at New Mexico on Saturday to win the Mountain West's Mountain Division. (more...)
Field days, uh, nights, for Colts in 41-10 romp over Jets
- December 07, 2016

Take care of business over the final four games, and take your place in the postseason. The Colts (6-6) joined the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans atop the AFC South. Indianapolis will travel back home for a Week 14 matchup against a divisional foe in the Houston Texans . We still think Harlan's call of a drunk fan on the field in Week 1 was better, but this is a close second. (more...)
LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed
- December 07, 2016

The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a almost unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums. (more...)
Brady eclipses Manning for all-time win record Brady eclipses Manning for all-time win record
- December 07, 2016

As well as the Patriots, the goalkeeper follows NBA side Phoenix Suns, with Begovic even interviewing basketball idol Steve Nash for NBA's United Kingdom website. Meanwhile, rookie quarterback Jared Goff was picked off two times and was 14 of 32 in passing for 161 yards and a touchdown in the defeat for Los Angeles (4-8) which was losing for the third successive time. (more...)
MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal
- December 07, 2016

While there are no games to be lost at this point, without a deal or an extension of the current collective bargaining agreement, baseball faced the prospect of a hold on transactions and other offseason business only hours after the Mets finalized their $110 million, four-year contract for Yoenis Cespedes and held a news conference with the outfielder in NY on Wednesday. (more...)
Manchester City And Chelsea Charged Over Player Behaviour
- December 07, 2016

We witnessed ugly scenes towards the end of Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Manchester City. Amid all of this, City's form has been indifferent. They have not won at home in the Premier League since September and are four points off the top. "I don't think like that". Guardiola was also unwilling to entertain suggestions his team have a discipline problem. The challenge sparked a brawl that cleared both benches, with City midfielder Fernandinho also dismissed following a confrontation with ... (more...)
Alabama positioned to become 3rd wire-to-wire AP No. 1
- December 07, 2016

Washington quarterback Jake Browning, right, is hugged by tWill Dissly (98) after the team's 41-10 win over Colorado in the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. "We know the type of players and coaches we're going up against", Petersen said. "Sometimes you gotta be careful for what you wish for", Petersen said on ESPN . (more...)
Rivera not worried about losing team after benching Newton
- December 07, 2016

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will not return to the rest of this season after suffering a broken left leg in their game last Sunday against Carolina Panthers . You just try to find someone who can do half of what [Thomas] does. "He's got a serious recovery that he's going to have to go through, it's going to take a while", Carroll said, via the Seahawks' team website . (more...)
Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson
- December 06, 2016

If consistency, certainty and clear-cut criteria are what you crave, this may not be the sport for you. That may be the way it is for awhile - at least until the playoff grows up. This is also going on the assumption that Washington gets in, but that's not guaranteed either. Penn State's defense will have its own hands full against USC's offense, which is dotted with NFL-caliber talent at almost every position - including top receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, 1,000-yard tailback Ronald Jones II ... (more...)
Broncos hope Trevor Siemian (foot) can start Week 14
- December 06, 2016

So Stacie Saturday Anonymous and still. Notes: Von Miller gave every player in the AFC West a custom bottle of wine with a note saying what an honor it is to face them twice a year and thanking them "for helping to make the game great". (more...)
Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson
- December 06, 2016

Pitt's season ends with a record of 25-9, as the Panthers won their first NCAA Tournament game since 2003 in their first appearance in the tournament since 2004. 4. The national championship game will be January 9 in Tampa. Deshaun Watson led the No. 3 Clemson Tigers to a 42-35 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday to win the ACC championship. (more...)