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Sports Dinesh Chandimal takes a dig at Virat Kohli's pitch claims
Author: 0 Dinesh Chandimal takes a dig at Virat Kohli's pitch claims

India gave a befitting defeat to the Sri Lankans. Virat Kohli is the 8th overall player to have the maximum number of centuries in the worldwide cricket and second Indian after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar . The Sri Lankan chose to mock at Kohli's claim of green pitches for the ongoing series. "We want to prepare for South Africa . That's where we have lost in the past one year", he said.

Sports Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens are the finalists for the Yankees job
Author: 0 Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens are the finalists for the Yankees job

The Yankees general manager told reporters Friday morning that he sought A-Rod's guidance, but Rodriguez "never expressed interest" in being the next skipper. A few minutes later, the first reports came out that Boone landed the job. Thomson, who was Joe Girardi's bench coach and has been with the Yankees for 28 years, said he was finalizing a deal to become the bench coach for the Phillies.

Sports Ohio State needs help to make the College Football Playoff again
Author: 0 Ohio State needs help to make the College Football Playoff again

The Tigers, who beat Alabama 26-14 in Saturday's Iron Bowl, are the first two-loss team ever to be ranked in the top four. Auburn and Georgia will meet in the SEC championship games. The committee does get to decide which teams go where. Miami slipped after taking its first loss of the season last week from No. 2 to seventh, just ahead of Ohio State at eighth.

Sports Stanford gets its desired -- and predicted -- rematch against USC
Author: 0 Stanford gets its desired -- and predicted -- rematch against USC

Entering this season, the Trojans were considered contenders to reach the College Football Playoff, a goal that now appears extremely remote, but they believe a Pac-12 title would be a clear indication of their improvement, especially compared to when they last took the field in Santa Clara.

Sports Nikola Mirotic forgives Bobby Portis, wants to move on from altercation talk
Author: 0 Nikola Mirotic forgives Bobby Portis, wants to move on from altercation talk

To make matters worse, it was reported shortly thereafter that Mirotic would be willing to waive his no-trade clause in order to avoid being in the same locker room with Portis. Yeah, I accept it. "I'm comfortable being with the team". I was always a good teammate, always professional with everybody. "I've been playing this game nine years professionally".

Sports Putin opens World Cup draw ceremony
Author: 0 Putin opens World Cup draw ceremony

Real Madrid's Ronaldo is just one of a number of Portugal's top players who ply their trade in Spain , but Lopetegui was keener to point to the overall qualities Portugal showed in claiming their first major trophy at Euro 2016 just 18 months ago.

Sports I said thank you to Mohamed Salah - Jurgen Klopp
Author: 0 I said thank you to Mohamed Salah - Jurgen Klopp

How they've earned that has been a little different from the sides around them, though, as they have been one of the stingiest outfits in the league while scoring just enough to get their share of results-they have the sixth best goals against record, letting in only one per game on average so far, and are the only side below Tottenham to have conceded less than 15 times.

Sports Croatian Football Federation Respond to New World Cup Kit Leaks
Author: 0 Croatian Football Federation Respond to New World Cup Kit Leaks

They met in the final Group H match at the 1998 World Cup in France, and with qualification assured, a 36th-minute victor by defender Mauricio Pineda was enough for the South Americans to top the group. However, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay took the first group which is A. Group B fixtured Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran. Nigeria have lost by the odd goal in each of their five group matches with Argentina at the World Cup, including a 3-2 loss to a team inspired by Lionel ...

Sports In Form Chelsea Can Brush Aside A Newcastle In Freefall
Author: 0 In Form Chelsea Can Brush Aside A Newcastle In Freefall

Benitez was drafted in to replace manager Roberto di Matteo in November 2012 and although he was only in charge for a little more than six months, he delivered owner Roman Abramovich a third-placed Premier League finish and the Europa League title.

Sports Ole Miss gets 2-year bowl ban, other penalties in NCAA case
Author: 0 Ole Miss gets 2-year bowl ban, other penalties in NCAA case

They will also lose 13 scholarships for three years. With the self-imposed postseason ban, the university forfeited almost $8 million in postseason revenue. A show-cause penalty means any schools wishing to hire the coaches must appear before the NCAA committee on infractions to do so. Kiffin can remain in his role as an assistant at FAU, but he will not be allowed to recruit off campus during the two-year penalty.

Sports England boss Gareth Southgate to find out Russian Federation 2017 opponents
Author: 0 England boss Gareth Southgate to find out Russian Federation 2017 opponents

Sometimes people suggest that is not the case but they are arguably our most supportive club. "Now it is just down to us to repay the faith that he has put into us". Walker insists England have learned from previous disappointments, most recently their Euro 2016 humbling by Iceland. "As a manager you don't want to lose players to injury.

Sports Manchester United Rocked By Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Arsenal Game
Author: 0 Manchester United Rocked By Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Arsenal Game

I just expect us to be ready to recover now. However, the summer signing from Chelsea still has a chance of continuing his unbroken run of starts in the Premier League, as the Reds look to cut Manchester City's lead back to five points before the Blues host West Ham United on Sunday.

Sports DMX pleads guilty to tax evasion charge, may face prison time
Author: 0 DMX pleads guilty to tax evasion charge, may face prison time

DMX , whose real name is Earl Simmons, admitted guilt before a federal judge in NY and agreed to pay back taxes, prosecutors said. "No matter who you are or whatever fame you may have achieved, the law applies equally to all, and no one is exempt from the shared obligation to pay our taxes", Joon Kim, the acting U.S.

Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston doesn't fear NFL Uber investigation
Author: 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston doesn't fear NFL Uber investigation

He said that he "absolutely" believes he will be vindicated in the NFL's investigation and has no fear of suspension. "But I have to respect their process", Winston said. Uber drivers are not required to keep a log as to the number of passengers in their vehicle at one time. "Again, I put my statement out there discussing this allegation and I've got to respect the process on that part", Winston said.

Sports Things You Need to Know About the Manipuri Marvel Mirabai Chanu
Author: 0 Things You Need to Know About the Manipuri Marvel Mirabai Chanu

Chanu is now working with Indian Railways and comes from Manipur. "Congratulations Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship ". The Filipina Olympic Games silver medalist and the rest of the field lifting in the USA city of Anaheim in California also witnessed a new world champion in Sopita Tanasan of Thailand.

Sports Devils Fill Huge Need, Acquire Defenseman Vatanen From Ducks
Author: 0 Devils Fill Huge Need, Acquire Defenseman Vatanen From Ducks

Clearly on a much quicker path to respectability than anyone anticipated, the Devils now have the look of a team that can end a long playoff drought after acquiring veteran defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. The Devils, who have had a hot start to the season, receive defenseman Sami Vatanen . Vatanen, who is signed for two more seasons and is averaging 21:06 per game, is a great pickup to a fill a need in New Jersey's top-four.

Sports Tennessee looks westward to Washington State's Mike Leach in coaching search
Author: 0 Tennessee looks westward to Washington State's Mike Leach in coaching search

Leach was the head coach of the Red Raiders in 2008 when Tech got as high as No. 2 in the national rankings. The player's father told the Texas Tech chancellor that his son was locked in a closet for hours. Last Sunday, it all began when they seemed seconds from hiring Greg Schiano before backlash from most everyone shut it down. One of college football's most unusual characters, Leach's interests are wide-ranging - he co-authored a book about Native-American leader Geronimo - and he is ...

Sports NFL, players reach agreement on league's support of players community activism
Author: 0 NFL, players reach agreement on league's support of players community activism

We were under the impression that we would all have equal say in that organization. Reid also stated that he believes the NFL is trying to make the decision to fund these programs as easy as possible for the NFL, and that the league office pressured Jenkins into agreeing now in order to announce a deal prior to the December 13 owners' meeting where Roger Goodell's contract will be discussed.

Sports Pitino files lawsuit against athletic board over firing
Author: 0 Pitino files lawsuit against athletic board over firing

Pitino was sacked for cause last month by the association's board amid an FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting. In the lawsuit - filed in U.S. Ten people, including four assistant coaches and Adidas executive James Gatto, were initially charged in the investigation on September 26. The longer Pitino's lawsuit drags on, the longer it will take Louisville to escape the cloud of the bribery scandal the FBI's resulting investigation.

Sports Decision on charging Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes in hands of CPS
Author: 0 Decision on charging Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes in hands of CPS

His selection has also been approved by the England Cricket Board, New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association. Chris Woakes said Stokes would be welcomed back into England's Ashes setup "with open arms" if cleared, although any potential return to the team has since been hampered by police handing evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service for charging advice.

Sports Conor McGregor receives £350 fine for speeding
Author: 0 Conor McGregor receives £350 fine for speeding

Global sportsman, Conor McGregor , has been given two months to pay a fine of €400 following a hearing in Blanchardstown District Court today. McGregor seemed to make light of the situation, however, as he documented his court appearance with several posts on social media.

Sports Tiger Woods shoots 69, flashes some old form in Hero World Challenge
Author: 0 Tiger Woods shoots 69, flashes some old form in Hero World Challenge

This is an essentially meaningless event, an end-of-season dollar fest in which 18 multi-millionaire pals get to play for some much needed Christmas money in a £2.6m purse. "To go out there and score like I did, that was nice", he told Golf Channel. If there was any irritation, it was that he was over par on the Par 5s in his round.

Sports Murder victim's father dies after throwing grenades in court
Author: 0 Murder victim's father dies after throwing grenades in court

A dad in Nikopol, Ukraine allegedly detonated two grenades at the murder trial of his son's accused killer. The man was killed and seven people - the three defendants in the case, two guards, one court employee, and one spectator - were injured and rushed to the hospital, Starchevska said.

Sports TMZ: Jim Nabors dead at 87
Author: 0 TMZ: Jim Nabors dead at 87

Called Gomer Pyle , U.S.M.C. - and weekly featuring the friction between Pyle and his no-nonsense drill sergeant - the show lasted five seasons, most of which were spent as one of television's most popular programs. By 1967 he was earning $500,000 annually. Nabors later hosted his own variety show , "The Jim Nabors Hour". During this period he toured nearly year round, reaping the benefits of his natural baritone voice, his disarming Southern-boy personality and his high name ...

Sports Tennessee turning attention toward Kevin Sumlin
Author: 0 Tennessee turning attention toward Kevin Sumlin

North Carolina State head football coach Dave Doeren is turning down an opportunity to coach at Tennessee and will remain with the Wolfpack, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! And the team's attempted hire of Ohio State DC Greg Schiano over the weekend resulted in massive internet and real-life protests which ultimately scuttled a deal that looked like it was in its final stages.

Sports Southee out of first test
Author: 0 Southee out of first test

Williamson said the team had considered the option of picking Ferguson, who has shown great form in domestic cricket over the last month. Ambris impressed in Windies' warm-up game against New Zealand A, scoring 153 and putting on 155 with Hope's brother Shai (110) for the sixth wicket in the visitors' first innings - opener Kraigg Brathwaite then retiring out on 88 in their second.

Sports Cowen Analysts Give Tiffany & Co. (TIF) a $102.00 Price Target
Author: 0 Cowen Analysts Give Tiffany & Co. (TIF) a $102.00 Price Target

In other news, Director Robert S. Singer bought 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. Looking ahead, Tiffany forecast full-year worldwide net sales to rise by a low-single-digit percentage, with net earnings per share increasing by a high-single-digit percentage versus last year's $3.55.

Sports Instagram is testing a repost and other new features
Author: 0 Instagram is testing a repost and other new features

Some of you, however, have not. According to the screenshots taken from The Next Web , it is apparent that Instagram is testing a few new features including the ability to search for GIFs for uploading in the stories. Instagram has offered a beta version of its app for a while, but only for Android . To "Regram" pictures and videos on Instagram, you now either have to save them and repost them, or rely on third-party apps like Regram.

Author: 0 Wenger Responds To Talk Of Wilshere Leaving Arsenal

As long as they are here they have to give their best for the team and for the club. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday morning ahead of their home game against Huddersfield on Wednesday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has suggested that his side will have to build on their performance against Manchester City to compete with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Sports Kevin Love torches Heat for 32 points in first half
Author: 0 Kevin Love torches Heat for 32 points in first half

The win over the Heat was Cleveland's ninth straight victory, after starting the season poorly losing six of their first 10 games. James, meanwhile, made some history, as he was ejected for the first time in his 15-year career for arguing a no-call in the third quarter.

Sports ESPN cuts 150 jobs as layoffs continue at sports broadcast giant
Author: 0 ESPN cuts 150 jobs as layoffs continue at sports broadcast giant

Those affected will receive severance pay, a 2017 bonus and the continuation of health benefits, according to the memo. "They will also appreciate your support". The layoffs will hit positions across the company including producers, executives and digital and technology staffers. This is the third round of mass layoffs at ESPN over the last two years.

Sports Sacramento one big step closer to Major League Soccer
Author: 0 Sacramento one big step closer to Major League Soccer

Sacramento is joined by Detroit , Nashville and Cincinnati as finalists for one of two expansion spots up for grabs this year. The next two expansion teams will be selected and announced before the end of the year, with two more expansion announcements "scheduled to be selected at a later date".

Sports Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards
Author: 0 Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards

The program's coaching job is open after athletic director Ray Anderson fired coach Todd Graham on Sunday following a 7-5 season. Edwards coached for eight seasons in the National Football League, posting a 54-74 record with Kansas City (2006-08) and the New York Jets (2001-05).

Sports Tennessee close to landing Purdue coach Jeff Brohm
Author: 0 Tennessee close to landing Purdue coach Jeff Brohm

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . It was even reported that the Vols made a serious run at Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy before he turned down the position Tuesday. It appears Tennessee has focused its coaching search on Purdue's Jeff Brohm and may be close to a deal in what has been a busy week for the Volunteers.

Sports Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula 1 in 2018
Author: 0 Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula 1 in 2018

While the cars will carry the colours and logos of Alfa, the partnership between the Swiss team Sauber F1 and the Italian marquee Alfa Romeo will extend beyond its livery and engines. The brand itself will also benefit from the sharing of technology and strategic know-how with a partner of the Sauber F1 Team's undisputed experience.

Sports Kubica completes first day of crunch Williams test
Author: 0 Kubica completes first day of crunch Williams test

A photo posted to social media backed Kubica's assertion and illustrated the lengths the Williams team has gone to accommodate his range of movement, his headrest sporting a cutout on the right-hand side to give him more room to manoeuvre his right wrist and arm.

Sports Peter Crouch to stay with Stoke until 2019
Author: 0 Peter Crouch to stay with Stoke until 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to start Wednesday's game with all his attacking weapons after he rested Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino against Chelsea on Saturday. Crouch, 36, has scored three times for Stoke in the Premier League this season, taking his overall tally to 58 for Mark Hughes' side. Meanwhile, Stoke manager Mark Hughes has stated that he is not anxious about the Potters facing a relegation battle this season.

Sports The CL fixture holding up Everton's managerial appointment
Author: 0 The CL fixture holding up Everton's managerial appointment

Staying up is now the overwhelming priority for many Premier League clubs, which is hardly surprising given teams are assured of £100 million ($134 million, 113 million euros) in broadcast revenue simply for remaining in English football's lucrative top flight.

Author: 0 No one ever get to wear Jersey No. 10 associated with Sachin

After the controversy about the Indian legend's jersey number, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a decision to "unofficially" retire the jersey number 10 for worldwide matches. Tendulkar, in his illustrious ODI career, scored 49 tons and 96 fifties. He had also claimed 154 wickets in equal number of games, with the best being 32/5 against Australia at Kochi in 1998.

Sports Fresh setback for Cazorla as Arsenal man undergoes another op
Author: 0 Fresh setback for Cazorla as Arsenal man undergoes another op

Santi Cazorla has been forced to abandon his hopes of a return to action in January after he underwent surgery for a ninth time. "Owing to discomfort in the tendon which has been bothering me for the last few days I've had to undergo surgery again", Cazorla said in a statement on his Twitter account.

Sports Penn State players named to All-Big Ten first team
Author: 0 Penn State players named to All-Big Ten first team

All-Big Ten selections for offense will be announced on Wednesday and individual award winners on Thursday. Saquon Barkley was named to the All-Big Ten first team as a kick return specialist by both the coaches and the media, the university announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Sports Mississippi State reportedly set to hire Joe Moorhead as next coach
Author: 0 Mississippi State reportedly set to hire Joe Moorhead as next coach

He moves on to the school where he previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach - the same positions Moorhead held at Penn State - from 2005 to 2008 before being named the Bulldogs' head coach. None of those years were as a head coach. Joe Moorhead - the architect of Penn State's high-flying, Big Ten title-winning offense - is reportedly leaving Happy Valley.

Sports Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy turns down $42 million deal to coach Vols
Author: 0 Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy turns down $42 million deal to coach Vols

Tuesday ended with a tweet. Steele, who is a finalist for the Broyles Award in his second year at Auburn, played linebacker at Tennessee (1978-79) and began his coaching career there in 1980. Vols are prepared to make Gundy one of the SEC's highest paid coaches if he takes the job. Gundy has built an offensive juggernaut at Oklahoma State , ranking among the nation's leaders in total offense, passing offense, and scoring most every year.

Sports Conor McGregor in a bar fight? UFC star responds via cryptic video
Author: 0 Conor McGregor in a bar fight? UFC star responds via cryptic video

Listen ... Conor might never fight again. If McGregor does elect to fight Ferguson, but the bout isn't booked for next spring, then the UFC might ask Barboza to fight again in the interim. If it's true, I'm sure we'll find out. "Money changes everything with a lot of people". Previously, White's said he would even entertain the idea of an ownership stake for McGregor.

Sports Josh Gordon Says He Made $10000 A Month Selling Weed At Baylor
Author: 0 Josh Gordon Says He Made $10000 A Month Selling Weed At Baylor

He told the magazine that when he was a sophomore, he received as much as six pounds of vacuum-sealed, Mylar-wrapped pot in the mail every month. When head coach Hue Jackson was asked if the team would activate Gordon on Monday, Jackson said the team will wait a little longer.

Sports Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden announces retirement from NFL
Author: 0 Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden announces retirement from NFL

The Washington Redskins are 5-6 on the season, and trailing a wildcard spot by 2 games behind Atlanta. Washington buried the 2017 season for the Giants on Thanksgiving while the Cowboys suffered their third straight blowout. The Washington Redskins are going to pass like insane on the Dallas Cowboys . Dallas, playing its 50th Thanksgiving game, finally ended a touchdown drought at a team-record 10 quarters on Rod Smith's 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter.