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Sports Former Brazil midfielder Kaka announces retirement from football
Author: 0 Former Brazil midfielder Kaka announces retirement from football

Since, it was unclear whether Kaka would return to play one final stint in his native Brazil , or retire from the lovely game for good. "In Jesus name. However, Kaka said his transition off the pitch wasn't being taken for granted. In his club career, he won the 2003/04 Serie A and 2006/07 Champions League with AC Milan , as well as the 2011/12 La Liga title with Real Madrid .

Sports Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette inactive versus Texans
Author: 0 Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette inactive versus Texans

Ivory, TJ Yeldon and Corey Grant can more than handle the load for a week, giving Fournette a chance to recover for the final weeks and into the playoffs. The Jaguars have not officially ruled Fournette out for the game but he has not practiced all week and was listed as questionable on Friday. Houston has struggled against similarly speedy receivers this year-such as Marquise Goodwin, T.Y.

Sports Eagles vs. Giants Week 15 inactives: LG Stefen Wisniewski out
Author: 0 Eagles vs. Giants Week 15 inactives: LG Stefen Wisniewski out

The Philadelphia Eagles will try to defy the odds and save an 11-2 record from going to waste without Carson Wentz . Foles was productive for several seasons, even historically prolific, but also lost a pair of starting jobs, almost playing himself out of the league along the way.

Sports Rodgers delivers a hilarious reaction to Celtic losing unbeaten record v Hearts
Author: 0 Rodgers delivers a hilarious reaction to Celtic losing unbeaten record v Hearts

Speaking after the 4-0 defeat with BBC Sportsround (Sunday 14:46 ), the Hoops boss admitted Hearts were simply the better team and that his side did well to go 69 domestic games unbeaten. "Coming off the back of European games you can easily lose but these players have stood up to that". While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had Donegal pro boxer Jason Quigley, Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson, alongside the ever-brilliant Dion Fanning in the ...

Sports UFC on FOX 26 Gate & Attendance Figures from Winnipeg, Canada
Author: 0 UFC on FOX 26 Gate & Attendance Figures from Winnipeg, Canada

The tide appeared as if it may be turning in the third round as a visibly exhausted dos Anjos was on the receiving end of Lawler's power, but it was an elbow from "RDA" that dropped the Henri Hooft-trained fighter and kept the momentum in the Brazilian's favor.

Sports Liverpool & Man City learn why Virgil Van Dijk was dropped
Author: 0 Liverpool & Man City learn why Virgil Van Dijk was dropped

It will be up to Klopp to test Southampton's resolve six months after they ran into trouble when they tried to sign Van Dijk initially. Independent.ie understands that Liverpool are considering other defensive targets in the January transfer window, with Southampton in no rush to sell Van Dijk unless a club gets close to their lavish £70m valuation of their star centre-back.

Sports Raheem Sterling Allegedly Attacked & Racially Abused Before Man City's Match This Evening
Author: 0 Raheem Sterling Allegedly Attacked & Racially Abused Before Man City's Match This Evening

The report noted that it was not clear whether the team made a decision to report the incident to the police, but the attack was presumably recorded by CCTV. The alleged attacker is not thought to have been known to the footballer. Manchester City marched to their 16th successive league win as they thumped Tottenham to extend their Premier League lead to 14 points.

Sports Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne is an inspiration - Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne is an inspiration - Pep Guardiola

You can not imagine how well he plays with the ball, but you also see how he runs. "It's a good example for the young players, for our academy, for Phil Foden , for Brahim (Diaz)". Rumours emerged that it was baby-related, but Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee confirmed that was untrue, but whatever the situation surrounding his absence, Kevin De Bruyne apparently paid tribute to his teammate during the game, according to the Telegraph .

Sports Trae Young lives up to hype in win over Wichita State
Author: 0 Trae Young lives up to hype in win over Wichita State

Young has scored at least 28 points in seven straight games. However, a fabulous freshman named Trae Young , a flawless first-half onslaught and a level of frustration that included the ejection of an overly demonstrative fan proved the Shockers to be vulnerable as unranked (really?) Oklahoma raced to a 91-83 upset.

Sports Antonio Conte:
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: "We must be more accurate"

Chelsea's win saw them move into third place, 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who were hosting Tottenham Hotspur in the late match . While Conte has said that he was just being realistic when he conceded that the Blues are out of the title race, he added that Pep Guardiola's side, who are on a 15-game winning streak, have been "lucky".

Sports Fast Results from Quebec: Billy Joe Saunders Puts on a Clinic
Author: 0 Fast Results from Quebec: Billy Joe Saunders Puts on a Clinic

We will see a different story". Saunders, whose troubles out of the ring now seem long since left in his rear-view, told HBO's Kellerman that "this time previous year I was a disgrace in Scotland [versus Artur Akavov]", crediting his upturn in fortunes to new trainer Dominic Ingle - who recently added Golden Boy's Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley to his Sheffield stable .

Sports GameDay preview: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee
Author: 0 GameDay preview: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee returns virtually every key player on offense, including Stockstill , and loses four seniors on defense. The Blue Raiders were 6-6 in the 2017 regular season, and finished 71st in S&P+. The Broncos' defense posted a three-and-out to open the game, then rolled down the field, going 67 yards in 13 plays and concluding with a nifty 1-yard Ryan Wolpin run.

Sports CSU players suspended, will sit first half at New Mexico Bowl
Author: 0 CSU players suspended, will sit first half at New Mexico Bowl

Marshall is 8-4 against the spread and Colorado State is 4-8 against the spread. The Thundering Herd used big plays on offense and defense to defeat Colorado State. Gallup nearly caught a 61-yard go-ahead touchdown pass on CSU's next set of downs, but Stevens' deep ball fell just out of Gallup's reach. "I think we have a tendency, in today's world, to kind of do that and think the games are played on paper", Bobo said.

Author: 0 West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United - Betting Tips and Predictions

But sources have told ESPN FC that Mourinho is concerned about the so-called "game-slowing" tactics employed by West Brom during their 0-0 draw at Liverpool on Wednesday, with the United manager urging his players to try and ensure Pardew's team don't run down the clock as he believes they did at Anfield.

Sports Ravindra Jadeja joins elite list with six sixes in an over
Author: 0 Ravindra Jadeja joins elite list with six sixes in an over

India's eternal World Cup star Yuvi was the next one. He scored 120 off his 154 runs in boundaries - 15 fours and 10 sixes. Jadeja's 69-ball 154 was predominantly laced with a slew of hits to the fence and beyond. Baroda bowler, Tilak Raj, was at the receiving end as Shastri also hit a double century in the same match. Jadeja was also in the centre of a hilarious incident in Delhi where the Saurashtra bowler appealed loudly for a bowled wicket until his teammates told him that the bails ...

Sports CC Sabathia Re-Signs to Finish Business with Yankees
Author: 0 CC Sabathia Re-Signs to Finish Business with Yankees

He had previously expressed that returning to NY was his preference. Despite a brief trip to the disabled list in August, the six-time All Star surprised many with a comeback season in 2017, winning 14 games to go along with a 3.69 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 148.2 innings pitched.

Sports Virat Kohli and Steven Smith are 'Freak', Says Michael Vaughan
Author: 0 Virat Kohli and Steven Smith are 'Freak', Says Michael Vaughan

The difference between him and the others is that no batsman adjusts quicker to the conditions. "Or off 300 balls if he has to". "He didn't think about security on the way up", said Willis on Nine. While Kohli certainly is ahead of all his contemporaries in limited overs cricket, former English captain turned commentator Michael Vaughan believes that Smith is now lording over his Indian counterpart in Tests.

Sports Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017
Author: 0 Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

It also added a fifth trophy in the calendar year following success in LaLiga, the Champions League, Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Gremio defended doggedly but showed little inclination to attack their illustrious opponents, even after falling behind in the second half.

Sports Dodgers acquire Matt Kemp in multi-player trade with Braves
Author: 0 Dodgers acquire Matt Kemp in multi-player trade with Braves

The Braves have already designated Gonzalez for assignment and the Dodgers may not be keeping Kemp either. "This allows him the opportunity to go and find some playing time", new Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. As recently as several years ago, a trade involving the likes of Kemp and Gonzalez would have been considered a league-altering blockbuster. Moving Kemp opens up a potential roster spot for top Braves prospect Ronald Acuna, who turns 20 on Monday.

Sports Pentagon spent millions to investigate UFO reports
Author: 0 Pentagon spent millions to investigate UFO reports

Yet according to its backers, the program remains in existence and officials continue to investigate UFO episodes brought to their attention by service members, the newspaper said. And while its funding went away in 2012, Pentagon officials said, its director continued to work with the Navy and Central Intelligence Agency until resigning in October, complaining about excessive secrecy and a lack of cooperation.

Author: 0 Chargers vs. Chiefs Live Stream

The Chiefs saw off the Chargers in their Week 3 clashWhat time is kick-off? The Chiefs were four full games ahead of the Chargers after four weeks of the season, having started 4-0, with the Chargers winless. The Chiefs returned home a week ago, a.500 team searching for positives. As the National Football League betting season progresses, the stakes get higher and higher which, ultimately, lead to a better product on the field.

Sports Lions, Bears meet with coaches hoping to return for 4th year
Author: 0 Lions, Bears meet with coaches hoping to return for 4th year

However, it's a must-win game for the Lions, which means the Bears will face a completely different team than the Bengals. STAFFORD'S STREAK: With a banged-up right hand, Stafford extended his starting streak to 112 games , including the playoffs, in last week's win at Tampa Bay.

Sports Jack Wilshere should consider leaving Arsenal, says Charlie Nicholas
Author: 0 Jack Wilshere should consider leaving Arsenal, says Charlie Nicholas

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that talks over a new contract for Jack Wilshere will begin at the end of December. But Wilshere has still yet to hear anything from his manager and in the short term he hopes to retain his place for Saturday's visit of struggling Newcastle.

Sports Mooy brace inspires Huddersfield to big win at Watford
Author: 0 Mooy brace inspires Huddersfield to big win at Watford

The visitors doubled their lead after only 23 minutes when a cross from the excellent Collin Quaner hit Aaron Mooy six yards out and went into the net. Then Hogg saw red for a second yellow after fouling Richarlison . Roberto Pereyra's curler forced Jonas Lossl into action, but Huddersfield's goalkeeper could do nothing to prevent Doucoure's venomous half-volley finding the right-hand corner.

Author: 0 West Ham Climbs Above Relegation Zone After Win Against Stoke City

The 19th-placed London side beat champions Chelsea 1-0 last week before holding Arsenal to a 0-0 draw. Antonio and Arnautovic have provided pace and power to West Ham's attacking ranks, and Moyes seemingly has no intention to drop either of the pair any time in the near future.

Sports Sexual Misconduct Allegations Hit ESPN - Two Top Personalities Are Named
Author: 0 Sexual Misconduct Allegations Hit ESPN - Two Top Personalities Are Named

The Globe is releasing the full text message exchange as well as the complaint and ESPN's response that was filed with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She said a supervisor told her to drop the matter. Sterger first spoke up when ESPN ended its partnership with Barstool Sports after one episode of "Barstool Van Talk", citing concerns over the company's misogynistic content.

Sports Antonio Valencia makes major demand to Manchester United
Author: 0 Antonio Valencia makes major demand to Manchester United

Midfielder Nemanja Matic echoed his team mate's sentiments and does not believe the title race is over despite last Sunday's Manchester derby defeat. Games are coming thick and fast over the coming couple of weeks and Valencia insists the Christmas calendar always represents a great opportunity to pick up plenty of points, while hoping others drop some.

Sports Ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright charged with first-degree murder
Author: 0 Ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright charged with first-degree murder

He played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring in 2009. Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband's body was found. He was last seen alive leaving her Collierville home. Wright said "99.99 percent" of the book, including graphic scenes of domestic battles and one in which the book's heroine catches the basketball star in bed with another woman, are true stories ...

Sports Premier League updates from the Amex Stadium
Author: 0 Premier League updates from the Amex Stadium

Robbie Brady, Jonathan Walters, Dean Marney and Tom Heaton all remain out. One of those losses six years ago was, coincidentally, at home to Burnley , and the same occurrence wouldn't come as a surprise considering the visitors have won six of their last eight matches in the competition, as many as they'd won in their previous 26 outings.

Sports Coach Payton receives $10K fine
Author: 0 Coach Payton receives $10K fine

Payton was whining about the penalties (or lack their-of) throughout the game but when it looked like Atlanta might squander yet another late lead, Payton got cocky and made a choking gesture towards the Falcons sideline. Two head coaches and two assistant coaches got fined $10,000 each, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero . Payton, whose unsportsmanlike conduct against Atlanta was reviewed by the NFL this week due to the league's practice of reviewing all unsportsmanlike conduct ...

Sports Arsene Wenger: Manchester City 'have petrol and ideas'
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: Manchester City 'have petrol and ideas'

While Wenger has stressed Ozil will not transfer to a club once the winter transfer window opens on January 1, 2018, the German is free to sign a pre-contract with any club of his choice as he will be in the final six months of his contract.

Sports Bills QB Tyrod Taylor likely starts vs. Dolphins
Author: 0 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor likely starts vs. Dolphins

It has also been announced that offensive tackle Cordy Glenn , who has played in just six games this season, has been placed on injured reserve. "We realize his talent. "Overall, he couldn't get back to total health this year", said McDermott. "It's a day-to-day situation right now". According to the New York Times' postseason simulator , the Bills now own a 25 percent chance of qualifying for the playoffs.

Sports Moyes tells West Ham not to get carried away by results
Author: 0 Moyes tells West Ham not to get carried away by results

West Ham have a policy of including the clauses in contracts, as revenue drops markedly in the Championship. "There are a lot of managers who have a badge of honour that they've never been relegated". He added: "Marko was a wonderful player for us". Stoke's performance in their 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Tuesday was much better than the result.

Sports Former Arsenal man predicts Gunners to heap misery upon Newcastle
Author: 0 Former Arsenal man predicts Gunners to heap misery upon Newcastle

England global Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, has seemingly overcome a torrid run of injuries. "No, there's no update on the contract - we're in the same position as we were two weeks ago". "But because Arsenal are being dictated to by [Mesut] Ozil and [Alexis] Sanchez and others, they've forgotten about all the other parts of the team and they're held to ransom now".

Sports Spurs to restrict Kawhi Leonard's minutes Friday, rest him Saturday
Author: 0 Spurs to restrict Kawhi Leonard's minutes Friday, rest him Saturday

The Spurs are trying to rebound after their 95-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their last game. For the San Antonio Spurs , the result was rendered immaterial. In the last game, San Antonio won 114-75. Leonard, who has been recovering from a quadriceps condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee, started and had 12 points in 17 minutes, all in the first half.

Sports Thunder Hold on to Beat 76ers in Triple Overtime in Philly
Author: 0 Thunder Hold on to Beat 76ers in Triple Overtime in Philly

Philadelphia forward Robert Covington is expected to return Friday after missing two games with a bruised lower back, but the Sixers continue to be without guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in this year's draft, because of a shoulder injury.

Sports Kristaps Porzingis day-to-day with sore left knee, questionable for Knicks-Thunder
Author: 0 Kristaps Porzingis day-to-day with sore left knee, questionable for Knicks-Thunder

Anthony was the focal point of the Knicks for six and a half seasons before being traded to the Thunder in September. Porzingis was quick to refute talk that the Knicks' success has anything to do with being separated from Anthony. NY held on after he left, improving to 15-13 with its third straight victory. Anthony and the Thunder have struggled in the first two months of the season.

Sports Spain could be banned from 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Spain could be banned from 2018 World Cup

State interference in a governing body is something that is in conflict with FIFA's stance on governments involving themselves in the running of their national teams. Spanish newspaper El Pais reveals a bombshell regarding the Spanish national team's possible exclusion from the FIFA World Cup next summer in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Pochettino undaunted by Manchester City test

United and Chelsea lower their sights United and defending champions Chelsea find themselves in a odd hinterland, both miles behind City - 11 and 14 points respectively - but otherwise enjoying broadly successful seasons. Pochettino had a different view and it was shaped by pragmatism. "It's not only that we need to win today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow". Our attacking midfielders, our wingers, our set-pieces-we can score goals and on the counter-attack.

Sports Zack Cozart signs with the Los Angeles Angels
Author: 0 Zack Cozart signs with the Los Angeles Angels

Cozart played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds last season, but he will move to third with the Angels , who already have a Gold Glove victor in Andrleton Simmons at short. After finishing 80-82 last season and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years, the Angels have put together a lineup around Mike Trout with offensive potency and an incredible defensive pedigree.

Sports Louisiana Will Name Billy Napier Head Coach
Author: 0 Louisiana Will Name Billy Napier Head Coach

While Napier will remain on Arizona State's staff through the Sun Bowl against NC State, his departure will force the Sun Devils to hire their fourth different offensive coordinator in four years, per Metcalfe. Athletic director Bryan Maggard made the announcement Friday in a University news release. Four players have de-committed from the school since Graham was sacked on November 25, including three since Edwards was hired.

Sports Man United's Ivorian defender Bailly to have ankle surgery
Author: 0 Man United's Ivorian defender Bailly to have ankle surgery

Mourinho said: "When I went to Real Madrid, they were in a hard moment, no league title or cup, not even a Champions League quarter-final for many years". Alternatively, since it's almost January, an emergency dip into the transfer market might be an alternative solution. It was feared the centre-back may have to go under the knife, and while Mourinho was uncertain over Bailly's future earlier in the week, the United boss confirmed the bad news at a press conference on Friday.

Sports OR star RB Royce Freeman to miss bowl game vs
Author: 0 OR star RB Royce Freeman to miss bowl game vs

OR coach Mario Cristobal said he would love to have Freeman against the Broncos, but supports the 21-year-old's decision. "This is not an easy thing for a guy like that that's invested his heart and soul into the program. "I like to see players play", Cristobal said. “If anything, you want to give the scouts everything you can.”. "I think it's a great matchup", Harsin said.