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Sports Nicki Minaj Sets The Record Straight On Comments About White Rappers Winning
Author: 0 Nicki Minaj Sets The Record Straight On Comments About White Rappers Winning

Minaj posted a photo on her Instagram page of the iTunes rap songs chart and noticed that the top five songs on the list are by white rappers (see above). Miguel got to be "urban.' Sam Smith can be 'pop" with the same exact song ... Jam Donaldson, who's produced documentaries for BET, spoke on the subject of white rappers thriving in hip-hop and said it's just not a phase, it's going to be the norm.

Sports Alabama LB Dylan Moses injures foot, may miss playoff
Author: 0 Alabama LB Dylan Moses injures foot, may miss playoff

The SEC All-Freshman selection has 30 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and 1.5 sacks this season. "All you can do right now is do all you can", Evans said. Several other Crimson Tide linebackers have missed time due to injuries this season, but all are expected to take the field against Clemson .

Sports New York Islanders' Belmont Park arena bid approved, per report
Author: 0 New York Islanders' Belmont Park arena bid approved, per report

New York City Football Club and Related Partners wants to construct a 26,000-seat open-air soccer stadium for the Major League Soccer team, which now plays its home games at Yankee Stadium. But, the new arena at Belmont is coming. The franchise was awarded rights to develop a new arena at Belmont Park on Tuesday, meaning the Isles will be returning to Nassau County.

Sports Widescale changes for Manchester City at Leicester City
Author: 0 Widescale changes for Manchester City at Leicester City

Leicester had been in great form, winning four games on the spin until they were stunned 3-0 at home to Crystal Palace last weekend. Claude Puel's Leicester City will host Manchester City today. Robert Huth and Matty James (both ankle) are also out for the Foxes with Puel likely to make changes after insisting his players can not play two games in quick succession.

Sports Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Finalizing a New 10-Year Deal
Author: 0 Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Finalizing a New 10-Year Deal

Kiffin himself announced and confirmed the deal, reported for a few days as being in the works, by retweeting the link to ESPN's story. That opportunity may still be in the future, but an updated contract likely means a larger buyout, which would keep Kiffin in South Florida for several years.

Sports Lanzini gets two-game ban for Stoke dive
Author: 0 Lanzini gets two-game ban for Stoke dive

Lanzini is now set to be suspended for West Ham's League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Tuesday, as well their crucial basement battle with Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday. The referee was 10 yards (9m) from the ball, nothing was blocking his vision, the defender made a challenge for the ball and didn't get it. "It is clear to see the defender makes an attempt to go for the ball and doesn't get it".

Sports Nashville expected to be awarded MLS franchise at Wednesday announcement
Author: 0 Nashville expected to be awarded MLS franchise at Wednesday announcement

Nashville is one of four finalist cities, along with Sacramento, Cincinnati and Detroit, expected to be awarded the league's 25th and 26th franchises, which will enter the league for the 2020 season. ► More: MLS expansion decision nears: Is Nashville in store for triumph or letdown? His involvement gave Nashville's application the direction and financial support of someone with deep ties in the Nashville community whose connections span business, philanthropy, higher education, college ...

Sports When does early signing period start?
Author: 0 When does early signing period start?

Some believed it was a necessity to help alleviate the pressures of the recruiting process. There isn't time to take a break prior to bowl games, instead most coaching staffs will be on the road visiting their class and continuing to recruit up until the final hour.

Sports Major League Baseball pitcher donates $9.4M mansion to special-needs camp
Author: 0 Major League Baseball pitcher donates $9.4M mansion to special-needs camp

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi are giving back this holiday season, but rather than hand over a check to a charity, they're handing over a house. 'We have no doubt this gift will allow us to do just that'. Camp Barnabas serves people with special needs and chronic illnesses. If a zoning change is approved, Cole and Heidi Hamels would want their dream home - where they no longer plan to live - converted into a clubhouse for the condo owners.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020

Sitting alongside the Real Madrid star and Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, all three of Ronaldo's new babies - twins Eva and Mateo and newborn Alana Martina - were in the picture. The five time Ballon d'Or victor also mentioned that later. "I watched Alfredo di Stefano when I was a kid, he is the successor to him". The forward, now 32, will be very aware that his next deal nearly certainly takes him beyond his peak years, leaving the upcoming discussions as some of the most important of his ...

Sports West Ham United boss David Moyes: 'No issues with Marko Arnautovic conduct'
Author: 0 West Ham United boss David Moyes: 'No issues with Marko Arnautovic conduct'

Lanzini could yet be retrospectively punished if a three-man panel deems he successfully conned the official, not that it will be of any benefit to Hughes. West Ham goalkeeper Adrian remained untested until the 55th minute, when Shaqiri was given room to fire, but his deflected shot looped harmlessly and kindly for the off-balance Spaniard.

Sports John Terry's All-Time Premier League XI Includes Eight Man United Players
Author: 0 John Terry's All-Time Premier League XI Includes Eight Man United Players

Former Chelsea captain John Terry insists that his old club will keep faith with manager Antonio Conte for the long term. Thierry Henry, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs all made the team, as they tend to do any time someone is asked to compile an all-time best ever Premier League team.

Sports How Your Tax Dollars Went to Harry Reid's Friend to Research UFOs
Author: 0 How Your Tax Dollars Went to Harry Reid's Friend to Research UFOs

A secret Pentagon program existed for at least three years and spent more than $20 million in research on UFOs, according to multiple media reports published Saturday. Most of the money went to Bigelow Aerospace, a Nevada-based research company owned by Reid's close friend and billionaire, Robert Bigelow, the Times said.

Author: 0 David Luiz uses Barcelona medical trip to discuss shock January transfer

Catalunya Radio says that Luiz is now in Barcelona to address his medical issues and has taken advantage of the trip to Spain to offer his services to the La Liga giants in various meetings. Benitez worked with Luiz during his brief spell at Chelsea . Manchester United's Daley Blind has also been touted as a potential alternative in recent days with the Catalans also having a first option to sign Colombia global Yerry Mina from Palmeiras in a deal worth around €9m.

Author: 0 Chelsea discussing move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea has struggled this season to defend their title while having to juggle domestic and European football for the first time since Conte's arrival. Of course, United have slowly started to recapture their momentum and this year are enjoying some of their most consistent form in some time but for players like Zaha - who came up during their rocky spell - their time spent at Old Trafford is a time they would more-than-likely rather forget.

Sports Liverpool make top-flight history in Bournemouth victory
Author: 0 Liverpool make top-flight history in Bournemouth victory

Following the 4-0 win, the Sky Sports interviewer questioned Philippe Coutinho over his future - a topic he has been asked to discuss many times since Barcelona's rumoured interest. Squad rotation is important, keeps us fresh. "We were in a relegation battle in our first season, we were in a relegation battle in our second season and we're the same in the third season".

Sports Postecoglou goes big in Japan
Author: 0 Postecoglou goes big in Japan

Australia have said they do not expect to appoint a coach for next year's World Cup until February, amid a "high level of interest" in the job since Postecoglou stepped down. The former Australian boss parted ways with his nation after successfully seeing them through for World Cup qualification in Russian Federation, citing that the role had taken a toll on him "both personally and professionally".

Sports Met Office issues weather warnings as freezing fog hits UK
Author: 0 Met Office issues weather warnings as freezing fog hits UK

The Met Office says delays are possible to road, rail and air transport. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning valid from 8pm on Monday, December 18 until Tuesday, December 19. It will persist overnight into Tuesday morning, and could be slow to disappear given recent wintry conditions. Tuesday night will see the mercury plunge to -3 or -4 for many places with more fog expected to greet Wednesday's commuters in East Anglia and the South East.

Sports Atlanta airport blackout leaves thousands stranded
Author: 0 Atlanta airport blackout leaves thousands stranded

All outgoing flights, and arriving planes were held on the ground at their point of departure. They also said arriving global flights were to be diverted to other airports . "A lot of people were freaking out who really had places to go and people to see, especially with the holidays", she said. No one is saying anything official.

Sports Holiday shipping rush hits Kansas City-area post offices
Author: 0 Holiday shipping rush hits Kansas City-area post offices

These post office elves have been working hard since Thanksgiving. December 20 is the final day for priority mail service for delivery within one to three business days with flat rate pricing. "It's our favorite time of year. Virtually anything you would do at a post office, you can now do online at USPS.com". Pilot isn't alone. Forecasters expect there to be more than one trillion dollars in holiday sales between the months of November and January in 2017 with E-commerce accounting for ...

Sports Celtics late rally stuns Pacers in Indiana
Author: 0 Celtics late rally stuns Pacers in Indiana

But this time instead of a 16-0 run, the Celtics ran into some resistance, with a Stephenson 3-pointer cutting the Celtics edge to 87-82 with 10:25 left. That's a ton of ground to cover, and indeed, when Boston fans look back on this win as perhaps one that steadied the ship during a somewhat rough stretch, they'll remember that steal.

Sports American sprinter Justin Gatlin under investigation for use of performance-enhancing drugs
Author: 0 American sprinter Justin Gatlin under investigation for use of performance-enhancing drugs

The journalists posed as representatives of a production company that wanted to make a film about athletics and was looking for help to get the lead actor into shape for the role. Importantly, individuals are innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise. The IAAF Anti-Doping Code and Code of Conduct applies not just to athletes, but also athlete support personnel.

Sports Isaiah Thomas has target date for debut
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas has target date for debut

The Cavaliers were the ones who crushed the Celtics in the playoffs, needing just five games in the Eastern Conference Finals to down the first overall seed. Specifically, the point guard is targeting the first week of January for his return, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. LeBron James, in his 15th season in the National Basketball Association, said what he is achieving on the court has not been done a lot in league history, adding that he wants to "break the mold" and ...

Sports Five things to know before tonight's Falcons at Bucs' kickoff
Author: 0 Five things to know before tonight's Falcons at Bucs' kickoff

The Buccaneers have been eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC for the 10th straight season. If Atlanta wins its final three, and assuming the Panthers beat the Buccaneers in Week 16 but lose to the Falcons in the finale and the Saints beat Tampa Bay in Week 17 but lose to Atlanta next week, all three teams would finish 11-5.

Sports NASCAR Power Couple Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Announce Breakup
Author: 0 NASCAR Power Couple Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Announce Breakup

In a recent EPIX documentary titled Danica, Patrick opened up about her relationship with Stenhouse Jr. and even expressed her desire to get married and have kids. She publicly confirmed their relationship in January of 2013 . Stenhouse showed up at the NASCAR Cup Series awards ceremony November 30 without Patrick, leading to speculation that the two had broken up.

Sports Barcelona too strong for Deportivo La Coruna
Author: 0 Barcelona too strong for Deportivo La Coruna

Lionel Messi somehow failed to join his teammates on the scoresheet, hitting the woodwork on three separate occasions and missing several inviting chances including a second-half penalty saved by Ruben Martinez. Messi mostly ended up hitting the woodwork with his efforts during the game, and it was a strike against the upright that set Barcelona up for their second goal in the 41st minute.

Sports Raheem Sterling: Police investigate 'hate crime' against Manchester City winger
Author: 0 Raheem Sterling: Police investigate 'hate crime' against Manchester City winger

Greater Manchester police are investigating an alleged aggravated assault on Raheem Sterling before Manchester City's clash with Tottenham on Saturday. Sterling is then said to have got out of his vehicle to find out what the man's problem was, only to be allegedly kicked in the leg. GMP confirmed Monday in a statement that, "Enquiries will be carried out and officers are treating it as a hate crime".

Sports Serena Williams 'So Stressed' Over Daughter Alexis' Teething, Asks Followers For Help
Author: 0 Serena Williams 'So Stressed' Over Daughter Alexis' Teething, Asks Followers For Help

Dr Bugembe says: "A lot of teething gels and powders have been found to contain benzocaine which can cause serious complications if your baby has certain rare but undiagnosed conditions". Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it's time to stop?' It's a comfort to know that no matter how famous or successful you are, when it comes to parenting, everyone shares the same stresses and worries.

Sports CAF announced final shortlists for Best of the Year awards
Author: 0 CAF announced final shortlists for Best of the Year awards

Without giving any reason, the Confederation of African Football has removed the awards for the African based player and referee of the year from the 2017 awards . The three final nominees are Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Borussia Dortmund).

Sports Alba would welcome 'top player' Griezmann to Barcelona
Author: 0 Alba would welcome 'top player' Griezmann to Barcelona

The forward was top scorer at Euro 2016, helping France to the final where they lost to Portugal in Paris, and came third in that year's Ballon d'Or player of the year award. This is the latest hint that Griezmann is edging closer to a big-money move to his LaLiga rivals. Griezmann has been repeatedly ambiguous about his loyalty to his club.

Sports Manchester United wait on severity of Antonio Valencia hamstring injury
Author: 0 Manchester United wait on severity of Antonio Valencia hamstring injury

They closed the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City to 11 points after securing back-to-back wins. Jose Mourinho has taken a thinly veiled swipe at Pep Guardiola over Manchester City's celebrations. "There will be a bit of rotation", said Mourinho without directly addressing the Lukaku situation. That lifted the crowd at The Hawthorns, especially when they got a goal back, and all of a sudden I thought they might actually get something out of the game.

Sports Mitchell Starc included in Australia squad for fourth Test despite heel injury
Author: 0 Mitchell Starc included in Australia squad for fourth Test despite heel injury

Australia's team was unchanged throughout 2013-14 but has already been tweaked this time around with the inclusion of Mitchell Marsh for Pete Handscomb. "People who are saying that's an exaggeration do not know the game of cricket". I was part of the series obviously back in 2013-14 when we did that and it was incredible part of my life and everyone else's who was involved as well.

Sports Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph, LT Riley Reiff likely out vs. Bengals
Author: 0 Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph, LT Riley Reiff likely out vs. Bengals

Following their battle with the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, the injury report for the Minnesota Vikings this week closely resembled a menu from The Cheesecake Factory as it featured a total of 14 players from from the team's roster. Earlier today, tight end Blake Bell was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (ribs) has been declared out for Sunday after not practicing this week.

Sports Ronaldo hopes to retire at Madrid
Author: 0 Ronaldo hopes to retire at Madrid

Ronaldo has struggled in the Spanish top-flight this season, netting just four goals in 11 appearances. "We've only just finished this game", he said. "Not just for his talent or his technique but his ambition, his effort, his leadership, it is hard to find players like Cristiano ", Perez told Real Madrid TV.

Sports Zidane Lauds Salah As A Great Player
Author: 0 Zidane Lauds Salah As A Great Player

Salah cost £34million in the summer, but the transfer fee looks a snip with the winger now leading the Premier League's scoring chart. While Zidane wanted to remain respectful while discussing a player under contract at another club, the Frenchman found it hard completely concealing his feelings for the Egyptian.

Sports Toronto Raptors beat Kings 108-93 for ninth consecutive home win
Author: 0 Toronto Raptors beat Kings 108-93 for ninth consecutive home win

But the Raptors stepped up in the third, forcing seven turnovers, to ruin what might have been the final Canadian appearance by Carter, with a 108-93 win. The Raptors took a six-point lead after the third quarter and increased the lead by 12 when Powell and Delon Wright opened the fourth quarter with 3-pointers.

Sports Maradona urges Madrid to
Author: 0 Maradona urges Madrid to "give away" damage inclined Bale

Perez is prepared to sell Bale, but is unsure about moving for Hazard. Bale established himself as a star during his six year spell with Spurs and he helped the club win the EFL Trophy in 2008 - which was the last time that they won a piece of major silverware.

Sports Lasith Malinga unpicked for India T20s
Author: 0 Lasith Malinga unpicked for India T20s

Another cricket fan from Paradip said he had also tried for a ticket yesterday evening but they were told tickets were sold only till 6 pm whereas the bank officials sold them till 9 pm. The police have asked OCA to arrange adequate water jars and disposable glasses at all the stands. India and Sri Lanka are now involved in a three-match ODI series which is equaled at 1-1.

Sports Ravens beat Browns to keep playoff hopes alive
Author: 0 Ravens beat Browns to keep playoff hopes alive

The Ravens (8-6) kept alive their playoff hopes as a wild-card team. Head coach John Harbaugh said the four takeaways were key and Koch got a game ball because of his ability to pin the Browns deep. DeShone Kizer completed 20-of-37 passes for 146 yards with two interceptions while rushing seven times for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

Sports Packers WR Davante Adams diagnosed with another concussion
Author: 0 Packers WR Davante Adams diagnosed with another concussion

He had five catches for 57 yards and a score before being blindsided on a hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis during an interception return. Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis landed a head shot on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.

Author: 0 It's Halftime: What's Happened so Far in Titans-49ers

Through two games as the No. 1 quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers , Jimmy Garoppolo has been quick to make an impression. The 49ers made it 6-0 on Gould's second kick of the game, this one from 48 yards. Offensive guard Laken Tomlinson saved the game for the 49ers when he recovered in the end zone, and even though the score was negated by an offensive pass-interference penalty, San Francisco retained possession, allowing Gould to get a shot at the go-ahead field goal.

Sports Sir Mo Farah awarded Sports Personality of the Year by BBC
Author: 0 Sir Mo Farah awarded Sports Personality of the Year by BBC

Boxer Joshua, who became a heavyweight world champion earlier this year, had been the red-hot 1-8 favourite with bookmakers, while Hamilton was second favourite after winning his fourth Formula One title. "We've got such unbelievable sports people in the United Kingdom with Jonnie Peacock , Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton". In a public vote that produced surprising results on Sunday, World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea from Northern Ireland finished second and para-athlete Jonnie ...

Sports Baltimore Ravens smash the Browns, inch closer to the playoffs
Author: 0 Baltimore Ravens smash the Browns, inch closer to the playoffs

Holding on to a tenuous seven-point lead at halftime, the Ravens took control of the game with their special teams and defense. Through the first quarter, the Browns had no net yards of total offense and negative 12 passing yards. A Cleveland Browns fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Cleveland.

Sports Andrew Luck to begin throwing regimen upon return
Author: 0 Andrew Luck to begin throwing regimen upon return

If surgery is needed for Luck, he will be hovering around a similar timetable that he went through previous year. The surgery would occur in January, though Luck is optimistic it won't be necessary. When Andrew Luck returns from from his European treatments soon, he will resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon , per multiple sources.

Sports In Patriots prep, Steelers got unexpected assist from Dolphins
Author: 0 In Patriots prep, Steelers got unexpected assist from Dolphins

One very painful lesson the Steelers hope to show they've learned when they host the defending Super Bowl champions on Sunday. Pittsburgh opted to sit back and stay primarily in a zone. "Not only physically but mentally and from a leadership standpoint communication". REPLACING RYAN: Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in the hospital recovering from spinal stabilization surgery, his season and perhaps his career over.

Sports Chris Hogan out against Steelers
Author: 0 Chris Hogan out against Steelers

He joins Brandin Cooks , Danny Amendola and Phillip Dorsett as Tom Brady's options in the passing game. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will suit up. He was listed questionable due to an ankle injury. The Patriots have already ruled out Alan Branch (knee), Kyle Van Noy (calf) and Brandon King (hamstring).