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Big Ten title and more up for grabs tonight
- December 04, 2016

He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games, dating to last season . It's really a stretch to criticize the Tide, but they have no wins against a Top 10 team. Answers like this one aren't new from Franklin and his team. Opposing defenses tend to stack the box against quality running backs, and Penn State's offense has seen its fair share of stacked boxes this fall. (more...)
More travel sickness for Burnley as Stoke wins 2-0 in EPL More travel sickness for Burnley as Stoke wins 2-0 in EPL
- December 04, 2016

Burnley felt they should have had a penalty in the second half when Gray went down but a free kick was given outside the box. The hosts eventually woke up and almost took a 10th-minute lead from a Xherdan Shaqiri corner that an unmarked Bruno Martins-Indi nodded against the base of the far post. (more...)
James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform
- December 04, 2016

To many basketball fans hearing that the Cavaliers lost the season series against a lottery-destined Chicago team a year ago 3-1 would be just as weird as thinking the Golden State Warriors could blow a 3-1 lead in the finals. LeBron James has been chosen Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an National Basketball Association title and ending the city's 52-year championship drought. (more...)
Championship Weekend Preview: Playoff what ifs? Championship Weekend Preview: Playoff what ifs?
- December 04, 2016

Clemson , S.C. -Clemson improved to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Poll released on Tuesday evening. Let's Say #1 Alabama beat Florida in the SEC Championship game, they are in, if #3 Clemson Beat Virginia Tech they are in. The MAC also has one team ranked. The second scenario where the Big Ten could get two teams in the playoff is Washington dropping the Pac-12 title game to Colorado , which is honestly the most likely scenario of them all. (more...)
Alan Pardew accepts pressure is on at Palace
- December 03, 2016

Despite Bob Bradley getting his first league win as Swansea City manager in that freakish 5-4 clash at the Liberty Stadium , the bookmakers still believe the American is under a decent amount of pressure in south Wales. The Manchester City game was a case in point; the lack of pressure on Nolito to set up Toure for the opening goal made the defence look static beyond belief and the defending for his second was laughable. (more...)
Twitter Reacts To Arsenal's 3-1 Victory Over Bournemouth Twitter Reacts To Arsenal's 3-1 Victory Over Bournemouth
- December 03, 2016

However, Arsenal made sure of the result at the death when second-half substitute Olivier Giroud teed up Sanchez to fire into the back of the net, helping to end the hosts' run of three games without a win. Theo Walcott was also on target with a header as Arsenal overcame a contentious penalty that Callum Wilson converted in a fiercely fought game at the Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Chip Kelly indicates no chance he will become next OR coach
- December 03, 2016

Does this declaration on Wednesday mean emphatically that Kelly will not return to lead OR once again? Kelly said he called Helfrich, his close friend, on Wednesday morning to offer support. "I love everybody associated with the university". "It's really unfortunate to see him go". "I think with Streat, all this is a meritocracy and he merits playing time", Kelly said. (more...)
Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks
- December 03, 2016

However if the Knicks have a strong shooting night, the weak Timberwolves defense isn't going to do much to stop this improving NY offense. He welcomed the challenge from the start without resentment or trepidation. He has also melded a bit of Anthony's space creation into a solid step-back fadeaway and continues to use his length to great advantage in his spin moves. (more...)
Anthiony scores 29, Knicks defeat Timberwolves 118-114
- December 03, 2016

KP: Super important. That's why the number one thing for me was if I chose to switch brands from Nike to adidas, the shoe had to be comfortable because my feet are the most important thing, basically. But you'll undoubtedly continue to hear it after games in which Anthony struggles, as he did in Monday's loss to Oklahoma City (he went 4-for-19 from the floor). (more...)
LeBron James named Sports Illustrated's 2016 Sportsperson of the Year
- December 03, 2016

Echoing comments he made to Cavs beat reporters and TV crews Thursday morning, James said "for me personally, I'm honored by the achievement thankful for the opportunity to be in a position to achieve this award, but it means more to others than it does to me". (more...)
Maxwell was never in contention for Adelaide Test, says Lehmann Maxwell was never in contention for Adelaide Test, says Lehmann
- December 03, 2016

Smith told the media ahead of Sunday's Chappell-Hadlee series opener against New Zealand: "Everyone was disappointed in his comments, I've expressed that to him myself and spoke to the team". "He's available for selection and obviously the selectors will weigh up what they think is the best team for tomorrow", Smith added. "Are you going to pick a bloke who hasn't made a hundred in two years?" Dark to light blue?: Glenn Maxwell could be on the move to NSW following his comments about having ... (more...)
On comeback trail, Tiger Woods is leaner but 'nervous' also
- December 02, 2016

This time might be different, though. Given the strength of the field and the fact that he has not played tournament golf in almost 15 months, Woods set the expectations low. What's the difference between then and now? Woods said he'll be nervous going to the first tee for the first round and he's anxious to see what unfolds. (more...)
Kane signs new Tottenham contract Kane signs new Tottenham contract
- December 02, 2016

Don Hutchison explains why Tottenham fans should be excited by Harry Kane's new six year deal. The 23-year-old, who netted 25 times during the last campaign, a Spurs record for an individual during a Premier League season. There's been a lot of angst over of Kane's new contract , with some outlets previously reporting that talks had broken down over Kane's wages. But King said: "Everyone was confident it would get sorted, knowing the type of person Harry is, knowing he is enjoying his ... (more...)
English FA investigating if clubs paid off sex abuse victims English FA investigating if clubs paid off sex abuse victims
- December 02, 2016

The country's leading scorer (53 goals) has endured an indifferent season on the field and during the last global break was embroiled in controversy when pictures emerged of him looking drunk and socialising with wedding guests at the team hotel. (more...)
Mark Helfrich's firing might be the end of an era Mark Helfrich's firing might be the end of an era
- December 02, 2016

So, Mark Helfrich is out at OR after a meeting with AD Rob Mullens Tuesday evening and the school is heading in one of those "new directions" we see from time to time. KOIN 6 News spoke to students about Helfrich's firing, and many said they'd miss him. The Ducks went on to lose three of the last four, including the Civil War matchup against Oregon State, 34-24. (more...)
UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association
- December 02, 2016

That was the message from welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre as he spoke on the conference call that officially launched the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association on Wednesday night. As expected, GSP doesn't expect the UFC to let it happen so easily. "I know, because I've been there before. This is a different type of fight", he explained. (more...)
Cubs sign free agent Jay Cubs sign free agent Jay
- December 02, 2016

He is a career.287 hitter with 374 runs, 15 triples, 31 homers, 253 RBIs, and 45 stolen bases in his last seven Major League Baseball seasons. That's not to mention Kris Bryant , the reigning National League MVP, who saw time in the outfield in 69 games last season. (more...)
Mourinho charged by FA after dismissal
- December 01, 2016

Mourinho was also fined £58,000 for his comments about the appointment of referee Anthony Taylor for United's trip to Anfield in October. "There are maybe reasons to express some frustration". It is hard to judge from our angle if it is a dive or a foul so I can understand it but I don't want him to be sent off". "They didn't get the ball for one minute because we were the dominant team so, hopefully, on Wednesday, we can create as many chances as we did (on Sunday) and (then) normally ... (more...)
Sounders beat Rapids 1-0 to advance to MLS Cup
- November 30, 2016

The Impact enjoys a 3-2 advantage entering Wednesday's second leg at BMO Field in Toronto. Colorado carried the play for most of the game but Seattle jumped on a great chance Valdez had the ball above the box and passed to Morris as he got behind a defender. (more...)
Serie A leaders Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour Serie A leaders Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour
- November 30, 2016

Genoa are without a win in the last month, whilst Juventus have won 10 of the opening 13 games this season. Paulo Dybala is set to resume training with the Juventus squad next week, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri. In the early kick-off, high-flyers Lazio edged past relegation candidates Palermo 1-0 in Sicily thanks to a solitary strike from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (more...)