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Sports Ireland pay the price for Denmark thrashing in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
Author: 0 Ireland pay the price for Denmark thrashing in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

The drop of four rungs from last month's 170th position came after a pair of 4-1 defeats to North Korea in Asian Cup qualifying which cost Malaysia 13 ranking points. Switzerland moved up to eight while France and Chile complete the top ten in ninth and 10th respectively. There were no changes to the top five as Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium retained their positions.

Sports Clippers G Patrick Beverley undergoes knee surgery
Author: 0 Clippers G Patrick Beverley undergoes knee surgery

The LA Clippers will be without their all-defensive point guard Patrick Beverley for the rest of the season. "It's a tough blow for the team", Rivers said . Through 11 games overall, Beverley has averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 30.4 minutes per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and 82.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Sports Vols coaches should have no authority to dismiss Jauan Jennings
Author: 0 Vols coaches should have no authority to dismiss Jauan Jennings

And in his first year, he'll need a player of Jennings's caliber. A new coach could attempt to get Jennings reinstated but would likely need Currie's blessing. "Representing the University of Tennessee football program is a privilege". Jennings figures to be a key role in the Tennessee football offense regardless of the head coach next year.

Sports Jimmy Garoppolo is 'Getting More Comfortable with Each Passing Day'
Author: 0 Jimmy Garoppolo is 'Getting More Comfortable with Each Passing Day'

Expect 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan to keep the Seahawks guessing up into the weekend if not up to game time on whether it will be Garoppolo or Beathard. Beathard was handed the reins back in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins after Shanahan benched starting quarterback Brian Hoyer. Running back Latavius Murray broke the tie with a 2-yard touchdown run and wideout Adam Thielen put the game away with a 65-yard receiving touchdown.

Sports Patrick Beverley reportedly out for season after knee surgery
Author: 0 Patrick Beverley reportedly out for season after knee surgery

Beverley played 22 minutes in a loss to the New York Knicks after missing five games with a knee injury. "He's probably going to be out a while", Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters in Atlanta, where the reeling team was to face the Hawks on Wednesday night, the fourth game of a five-game cross-country trip.

Sports Lakers guard Lonzo Ball might have found his niche in rebounding
Author: 0 Lakers guard Lonzo Ball might have found his niche in rebounding

The former UCLA star has shown flashes of being able to run an National Basketball Association offense, but he's shooting 31.3 percent from the field and has struggled to put the ball in the basket. Otherwise, it seems like LaVar Ball's advice for his son and the Lakers is simple. "It ain't about that. 'Be patient with him?' Ain't no patience if you're winning".

Sports I've nothing to prove after being axed by England, insists Smalling
Author: 0 I've nothing to prove after being axed by England, insists Smalling

But Smalling insists that playing for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho gives him the confidence to believe he will reclaim his England place. "No matter what game it is, no matter what competition it is, we've got a front three or four who can cause the opposition problems".

Sports David Luiz Starts - Chelsea Team vs Qarabag Confirmed
Author: 0 David Luiz Starts - Chelsea Team vs Qarabag Confirmed

David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Pedro come into the starting line-up while youngster Dujon Sterling is on the bench. "Whoever prepared the fixtures for the league must pay great attention". " I'd like to underline I'm talking for all the teams who are playing in the Champions League , not just for Chelsea ". Boss Antonio Conte must make do without wing-back Victor Moses, who is out with a hamstring injury, while attackers Charly Musonda and Michy Batshuayi are ...

Sports Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida
Author: 0 Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida

Chip Kelly is reportedly set to return to the collegiate ranks for a head coaching job, with two suitors left available for his service. Ah, that's the point. "But with other potential candidates becoming available for discussion this weekend, Florida officials appear to be ready to move on shortly after Thanksgiving if a deal has not been struck with Kelly".

Sports Warriors invade Oklahoma City to take on Thunder Big 3
Author: 0 Warriors invade Oklahoma City to take on Thunder Big 3

It's safe to assume KD is highly motivated to play in OKC, but he and the Warriors also have to look at the big picture. Kevin Durant seemed to love going to Oklahoma City a year ago. "I just try to block out all of the nonsense and all the BS and just got out there and play", Durant said. Still, the squad we all know is sitting atop Russell Westbrook's hit list has yet to offer the payout on expectations.

Sports Louisville bans Brian Bowen from playing, allowed to transfer elsewhere
Author: 0 Louisville bans Brian Bowen from playing, allowed to transfer elsewhere

UofL will clear him to contact other schools, the university said. Per ESPN's Jeff Goodman , a source indicated Louisville did not seek reinstatement for Bowen prior to Wednesday's decision. Bowen was a five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American. Louisville fired head coach Rick Pitino and assistant coach Jordan Fair for their involvement in the scandal.

Sports NFL may keep teams in locker rooms during national anthem next year
Author: 0 NFL may keep teams in locker rooms during national anthem next year

The protests by NFL players began a year ago after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in a game to protest against racial inequality and police brutality. Although the size of the protests have dwindled since then, a few players are still refusing to stand. But few could predict the eventual furor that would sweep across the league, pit the NFL in a Twitter war with U.S.

Sports Shaun Marsh signs for Glamorgan
Author: 0 Shaun Marsh signs for Glamorgan

Nonetheless, shortly after captain Steve Smith relayed that update at his pre-match press conference, Cricket Australia announced they were calling up batting all-rounder Maxwell. He played for Glamorgan during the T20 campaign of 2012, as well as being a member of the Australian touring party for the 2015 Ashes played in England and Wales.

Sports Tyrod Taylor to start for Buffalo Bills against Chiefs
Author: 0 Tyrod Taylor to start for Buffalo Bills against Chiefs

Buffalo made a decision to bench Taylor in favor of rookie signal-caller Nathan Peterman this past Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers after Taylor had a rough outing in a loss to the New Orleans Saints the week before. But it's also possible the disastrous one-game quarterback switch ends up costing the Bills their first playoff berth this century. Taylor played the entire second half in relief of the rookie and generated a pair of touchdown drives, making it clear to Bills fans who ...

Sports Gabby Douglas: Team Doctor Sexually Abused Her, Too
Author: 0 Gabby Douglas: Team Doctor Sexually Abused Her, Too

Unexpectedly revealing her own experience with sexual assault Douglas later added, "I didn't view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you". Jamie Dantzscher , a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was part of the initial wave of lawsuits filed against Nassar in 2016 following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff ...

Sports IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL?
Author: 0 IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL?

Shah Rukh Khan, one of the IPL's most popular faces and a co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was in attendance and gave a passionate speech. Mumbai Indians wanted to retain 5 to 6 players, CSK wanted 4, Delhi Daredevils 3, Royal Challengers Bangalore 5, and Sunrisers Hyderabad wanted 1.

Sports Australian Cup final ends in all-out brawl after player 'tackles' ball boy
Author: 0 Australian Cup final ends in all-out brawl after player 'tackles' ball boy

The incident happened shortly after Bobo headed in Sydney FC's 2-1 victor and video shows the youngster turning away from Marrone before the player knocks him to the ground. "To be caught up in that kind of aggression and that moment, I'm sorry but that is at least weeks and possibly months off". "I can only say sorry and Mickey is very down in the dressing room".

Sports Joe Morgan Petitions Baseball HOF Voters to Keep Steroid Users Out
Author: 0 Joe Morgan Petitions Baseball HOF Voters to Keep Steroid Users Out

Steroid users don't belong here". "These are the three criteria that numerous players and I think are right", Morgan said. The letter arrives a year after presumed dopers Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens gained considerable momentum in Hall voting, improving their vote total by almost 10 percentage points apiece and crossing the 50 percent threshold for the first time.

Sports PSG aim to keep dancing against Celtic
Author: 0 PSG aim to keep dancing against Celtic

I had the opportunity to play Europa League football with Villarreal. "To be in good form right now immediately gives us a confidence boost". He added: "This is a club who is on top of European football". And the PSG boss has been delighted with the Germany global who has occupied a more central role recently - though he is not getting carried away.

Sports Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019
Author: 0 Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019

Players may also be fined if they compete in the first round of a slam and either retire or "perform below professional standards". Any player who pulls out from a Grand Slam before the main draw will keep 50% of their prize money, with the replacement player receiving the other 50% and any prize money won thereafter.

Sports Michael Owen states his prediction for Basel v Man United
Author: 0 Michael Owen states his prediction for Basel v Man United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho met the media a couple hours ago to preview his side's UEFA Champions League clash at FC Basel tomorrow night, and we have video of the entire session, via YouTube, posted for you below. The United boss told Sky Sports News on Tuesday: " Zlatan goes on the bench tomorrow. If we're in a winning position like we were against Newcastle, we need him on the pitch because he keeps the ball", said Mourinho.

Sports David Warner is confident to play the 1st Test: Steve Smith
Author: 0 David Warner is confident to play the 1st Test: Steve Smith

Lyon said: "I know Root got dropped last time when he was here, so it'd be good to get him dropped again wouldn't it?" You have little niggles and he's confident that he'll be okay. Root declined to announce his starting XI during a media conference on Wednesday. 1986 - England have not claimed a Test victory at the Gabba since 1986, while Australia have not tasted defeat there in a Test since 1988 (W21 D7).

Sports Former Eagles Dawkins, Owens Named Hall of Fame Semifinalists
Author: 0 Former Eagles Dawkins, Owens Named Hall of Fame Semifinalists

Walls is in his final year of eligibility. The 27 Modern Era semifinalists will be reduced to 15 finalists in early January. His 156 career touchdowns rank second behind Jerry Rice. He was voted All-Pro twice (1983, 1984) and named to four Pro Bowls (1983-86). Both Dawkins and Owens were eligible a year ago, but neither made past the final cut.

Sports Tyronn Lue not anxious about minutes for LeBron James
Author: 0 Tyronn Lue not anxious about minutes for LeBron James

Anyways, the emcee's response obviously is just a playful jab, as he and James are close friends. James has had to play the de facto point guard position for the team over the past handful of weeks with both Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas sidelined.

Sports MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal
Author: 0 MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal

The last holdup had been an agreement between MLB, the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball when it comes to the posting system. News regarding the worldwide star's status should be available at some point Tuesday. Money might not be the end all for Ohtani, though, because if it was he could have waited until he was 25 and signed a massive deal instead of one that has to come out of the pool allotment.

Sports Antonio Conte: 3-5-2 has given Chelsea 'new balance and solidity'
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: 3-5-2 has given Chelsea 'new balance and solidity'

To reach this target for us before the game against Atletico [Madrid] will be very important. "The teams are very strong and every team has the possibility to go through to the path to the Champions League (final)". "For me, we didn't deserve to finish the first half 2-0 down, but the second half was negative because we didn't show the desire to change the result, to try to draw, to try to win".

Sports Raiders fire defensive coordinator Norton Jr
Author: 0 Raiders fire defensive coordinator Norton Jr

Regardless of whether Norton is the scapegoat or not, he needed to go. Now that there are a few pieces in place on the defense, hopefully Del Rio can replace him with someone who has experience at calling plays so they can finally have a respectable defense.

Sports Reporter rages as bus blocks footage of Georgia Dome stadium's dramatic implosion
Author: 0 Reporter rages as bus blocks footage of Georgia Dome stadium's dramatic implosion

And that number came up on Monday morning when the home of the Falcons for 25 years was imploded. One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta . It was replaced this summer by the nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is now home to the Atlanta Falcons NFL franchise and Atlanta United, the Major League Soccer club.

Sports Looking back at Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's five wins vs. MI
Author: 0 Looking back at Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's five wins vs. MI

The boys from Ohio State may like their new uniforms so much that they'll rock it for the rest of the season. The Buckeyes have won 5 in a row against the Wolverines from 2012 through 2016. "Including the one that ended the game", Harbaugh said. The lessons from that game hold true every year. 2011 Was the last time MI defeated Ohio State.

Sports Major League Baseball hits Braves with severe sanctions for violating signing rules
Author: 0 Major League Baseball hits Braves with severe sanctions for violating signing rules

Atlanta must forfeit Maitan, Juan Contreras , Yefri del Rosario, Abrahan Gutierrez , Juan Carlos Negret, Yenci Peña, Yunior Severino , Livan Soto, Guillermo Zuniga, Brandol Mezquita, Angel Rojas, Antonio Sucre and Ji Hwan Bae. As noted by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Manfred's sanctions against the Braves are "the sort of penalty that will make teams think long and hard about cheating".

Sports Antoine Griezmann not regretting Atletico Madrid stay
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann not regretting Atletico Madrid stay

It was the as long as that resonated loudly with Spanish media who now claim that Griezmann's days at Atletico are numbered, with Barcelona and Manchester United appearing as biggest candidates to land him in 2018. "We played a good game against a very strong opponent". "I did not discuss this [an exit agreement] with the president". "What I don't want to say, however, is that I won't leave one day - I've not made this decision yet".

Sports Arsenal defender Monreal adamant Ozil and Sanchez going nowhere
Author: 0 Arsenal defender Monreal adamant Ozil and Sanchez going nowhere

At the weekend Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sung the praises of Ozil and fellow Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez , with Ozil having an assist on Arsenal's opening goal and putting in a superb display in their 2-0 North London derby win against Tottenham Hotspur .

Sports David Haye Injured, Withdraws From Tony Bellew Rematch
Author: 0 David Haye Injured, Withdraws From Tony Bellew Rematch

The Sunderland boxer was set to fight for a place among the world elite on the London show starring Bellew and Haye on Sunday, December 17. Following the news another British fighter, former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury , said he would relish the chance to fight Bellew.

Sports Everton's Niasse charged with 'deception', facing two-game ban
Author: 0 Everton's Niasse charged with 'deception', facing two-game ban

Dann said after the game that Niasse, who drew Everton level for a second time with an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, had "conned the referee" and now the FA has announced that the player has been charged. He has until 18:00 GMT on Monday to respond to the charge. "Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of "Successful Deception of a Match Official".

Sports Wenger Thinks Sanchez & Ozil Love Arsenal And Want To Stay
Author: 0 Wenger Thinks Sanchez & Ozil Love Arsenal And Want To Stay

Arsenal return to Europa League action on Thursday night when they take on Cologne in Germany after having already booked their place in the last 32. "I think the Celtics will win - they're a better team now". "You look at the Spurs players and think, come on, you have got to step up, now is the time". Arsenal are now 6th in the Premier League just one point behind 4th placed Tottenham.

Sports LaVar Ball fires back at Trump in heated CNN interview
Author: 0 LaVar Ball fires back at Trump in heated CNN interview

Don't tell me nothing. In the CNN interview, LaVar Ball said if Trump had brought the players back with him on Air Force One he would have thanked him. "I wouldn't have thanked the motherf**ker either". "There has to be something more important than getting into it with LaVar Ball or Marshawn Lynch ".

Sports Zinedine Zidane BLASTS goal-shy striker Karim Benzema
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane BLASTS goal-shy striker Karim Benzema

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly prepared to get rid of eight Real Madrid players over the next two transfer windows. The France global has come in for concerted stick this campaign - most notably from former marksman Gary Lineker - as he struggles to find the back of the net for Real.

Sports West Brom Sacks Pulis
Author: 0 West Brom Sacks Pulis

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly considering making a move for Sam Allardyce following the departure of manager Tony Pulis . West Brom ended last season in 10th position with one win in their last eight league games. When I was young, they said in England they respected a lot the contracts and the managers were never sacked. Pulis said: "My remit was to develop the squad and ensure we delivered results which would in turn improve the club's financial position".

Sports Offer of £300m for Newcastle
Author: 0 Offer of £300m for Newcastle

If Ashley, who would be disinclined to spend during the coming window, lost Benítez, the club would become infinitely less attractive to potential buyers and a third relegation in his decade long tenure could become a real danger. Negotiations with Mr Ashley, who has faced incessant criticism from Newcastle fans for a perceived dearth of investment in new players, remain subject to agreement on the precise price at which he is prepared to sell the club.

Sports No fear of Real Madrid, APOEL's coach
Author: 0 No fear of Real Madrid, APOEL's coach

Their scoring record under increasing scrutiny, it could be the ideal opportunity for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to rediscover their touch. A draw at the GSP Stadium might also be enough for Real - should Borussia Dortmund fail to beat already-qualified Spurs - but limping through courtesy of results elsewhere will do little to answer the growing question marks surrounding the Spanish giants.

Sports Ryan helps Brighton draw with Stoke in EPL
Author: 0 Ryan helps Brighton draw with Stoke in EPL

But the majority in the Amex Stadium were convinced the home side should have been awarded a 39th-minute penalty when referee Lee Mason ignored claims Ryan Shawcross had brought Glenn Murray down inside the area. The impressive Davy Propper tiptoed past four Stoke defenders before being forced out wide, from where he laid the ball back for Gross to smash through the legs of Lee Grant.

Sports Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert suspended 4 games for PED use
Author: 0 Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert suspended 4 games for PED use

Gilbert will miss the Sunday night game with the Green Bay Packers and can not return until Pittsburgh's Week 16 game against the Houston Texans . Gilbert returned to the starting lineup after Pittsburgh's Week 9 bye and has finished the last two games. He will not be permitted inside the Steelers' facilities until after the suspension is served.