It was an intriguing contest to kick off January, following a December in which the Raptors had the best record (11-3) among all National Basketball Association teams except the Golden State Warriors (13-3). His teammates knew it was a special night for him and Jonas Valanciunas made sure he highlighted the scoring outbreak during DeRozan's post-game interview.
Manchester United were held to a third successive draw as they failed to find a way past Southampton at Old Trafford on a day when Romelu Lukaku suffered a head injury. In the period where what he needs is to play and have minutes, we lose him for a month. United could now start the new year 17 points adrift of City if their fierce rivals extend their winning run to 19 matches at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Scholes' latest comments on Pogba were made ahead of a comfortable victory for United at Goodison Park - a game in which the France global starred. "Paul tries to do his best all the time and sometimes he plays very well". Fifty per cent is 12-and-a-half silverware, 25 per cent is around six (trophies). United upped the tempo after a boring, goalless first half to beat Everton with fine goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard .
Joe Young scored 20 points for IN, which has lost four straight. Paul had 8 points and 6 assists in 26 minutes. Charlotte's Dwight Howard, coming off 29-point, 13-rebound effort against the Warriors on Friday, had 10 rebounds, shot 1-for-9 and had only four points.
If the injuries fail to clear quickly and if Liverpool get a result against them in two weeks' time, City might just stumble. But there is a line and when you go beyond that it can be unsafe. The manager confirmed he will be out for over a month. The loss of Jesus could strengthen City's resolve to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez during this month's transfer window, although Guardiola played down the possibility of a move for the Chile worldwide.
He's shooting better from everywhere on the floor than past year (including the free-throw line, where he hasn't missed in five games), he's turning the ball over less frequently, and as Derek Bodner points out , he's especially excelling alongside Joel, after struggling on court with him at season's start.
Premier League rules, brought in at the start of the 2014/15 season under their "return to play" guidelines, mean that a player who has been diagnosed with concussion is not allowed to play for a minimum of six days although medical staff must still clear him to play after that deadline.
As it transpired, van Dijk was equally determined to get shot of St Mary's and play some Champions League football with Liverpool, and play under Klopp himself. For me, if you want to compete in the league and in the Champions League (Van Dijk is needed)". And the Dutchman is well aware of the Finnish defender's contribution, both at Anfield and back in Virgil's very first club.
The initial U.S. roster includes the admittedly "semi-retired" Gionta, a former Boston College star, three players from the AHL in Bourque, Bobby Butler, and John McCarthy (BU), four from college and 15 now playing in leagues across Europe.
Preston's TD overturned: Bills linebacker Preston Brown returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, but the play was reversed on a replay because Landry had stepped out of bounds before losing the ball. The Dolphins made the game look closer than it was with a pair of late touchdown drives. Confused? Well, the win knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs and pushed the Bills in.
They went on to dominate their next seven opponents including then-No. They have won their last three by an average of 22.3 points. Look for the Junior to get back on track in Citrus Bowl. But the unit is going to be without a few major players. But the Tigers, while certainly talented, have struggled this season, and are missing three of their starting front seven.
We put in a good performance today. I would like to keep all my best players. I like all the play of the team with quality. Slimani made just his second league start of the season in his place. Puel said: "He made a lot of training sessions without the possibility to show his quality, It was harsh for him but he kept a fantastic positive attitude all the time".
With the Indian Medical Association (IMA) calling for a 12-hour shutdown of all private hospitals to protest the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, the Union Health Ministry on Monday directed central government health institutions, including Safdarjung hospital, to take necessary measures to ensure that patient health care and emergency run smoothly.
Capers has been the Packers' defensive coordinator since 2009. According to a report by ESPN, the Packers will likely make more changes in regards to the rest of the defensive coaching staff. Capers hasn't finished with a top-10 defense since the Super Bowl season of 2010, when it ranked fifth. McCarthy fired defensive coordinator Bob Sanders following the 2008 season, which was the last time - until this year - the Packers missed the playoffs.
Thomas (hip) will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports. The Trail Blazers would qualify as a less meaningful opponent. Many fans expected to see Thomas make his Cavs debut against the Celtics, but it seems that it won't happen. Cleveland plays Boston on Wednesday, meaning the two-time All-Star could play against his former team depending on how the game against Portland goes.
The biggest story of the bowl season has been the dominance of the Big Ten. How can you tune in to the 2017 Outback Bowl between MI and SC? "His mechanics are getting better and better. Michigan's defense is the best of the two defenses, but MI still hasn't beaten a team with a winning record. "It's gonna be a tighter game, I think we'll pull it out at the end, but it will be a tight game", John Gatti from MI said.
Schwartz will have an interview with the Giants during the upcoming week since the Eagles have a first-round bye. ■ ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Giants have submitted a request to interview McDaniels as part of their search for a successor to Bob McAdoo.
Arians guided the Cardinals to an 8-8 record in 2017 despite losing star running back David Johnson, quarterback Carson Palmer and several other key players to injury during the season. He became the interim head coach after Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo treatment. The 65-year-old Arians formally announced his retirement Monday, following weeks of reports that he was likely to step down after the season.
Writing for the Daily Record , Castles claims Ronaldo has asked for his selling price to be set at €100 million (£89 million) or lower to make him more affordable for potential suitors. But the club that offered me the best conditions were United. Real Madrid legend Ronaldo has given a scathing assessment of Barcelona's "very bad" treatment of Brazilians ahead of the January transfer window.
With Mo Salah injured, Philippe Coutinho missing and Roberto Firmino rested, pressure was piled upon pressure upon the shoulders of Sadio Mane , who had scored just once in four months in the top flight. A slightly-deflected ball in towards the edge of the box was expertly taken on the turn by the Senegalese forward and fired into the roof of the net with his second touch.
Fox was brought in to orchestrate a rebuild in Chicago, but a 5-11 season in Year 3 was not the progress the Bears were hoping to see. The Chicago Bears fired coach John Fox on Monday, after three seasons and just 14 wins. Known as a players coach, Fox leaves the Bears with the support of his locker room. The Bears interviewed Doug Marrone, Dan Quinn, Adam Gase, Todd Bowles and Teryl Austin in January 2015 before hiring Fox.
Palace produced an outstanding performance to limit the chances City were able to create, but the runaway leaders - who lost both Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne to injuries - nearly made a flawless start when Bernardo Silva shot just wide with four minutes gone.
However, West Brom were awarded a penalty in the 88th minute when Callum Chambers was adjudged to have handled in the box. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Pardew conceded that his team were lucky to be handed the spot kick. Ozil has four goals and five assists from 17 Premier League appearances this season. With the transfer window opening, Pardew insisted he is looking to be active in the transfer market.
Gettleman has been on the job for three full days and to this point, he's gone out of his way to make us all believe the Giants intend on building around their two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback next season. Two plays later, Cousins ran into the end zone on a 12-yard naked bootleg to trim the Giants' lead to 12-7. Then again, he took over an 0-16 team and in three years got the Lions into the playoffs for the first time in 12 years.
He hasn't served in the capacity of head coach since the 2008 season while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Of course, the Raiders are gearing up for a move from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020. "I don't want to sit here and speculate". I take a lot every year from coaches, some others. The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio on Sunday, presumably clearing the way for Gruden, who would like Morton on his staff.
Buffon, who is set to retire at the end of the season, unless Juve lift the Champions League , had his say on Kane, who he believes is now one of Europe's best strikers and has listed the Spurs striker alongside some incredibly prestigious company.
Draw at half-time and Bournemouth to win is an attractive looking 9/2. Ryan Fraser's double sealed Bournemouth's 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday, and Howe's men will next take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium on New Year's Day. Bournemouth's win in this fixture last season was their first ever over Everton in nine meetings overall. Joshua King and Andrew Surman will also be assessed, while Jermain Defoe and Junior Stanislas are sidelined.
Malan, 30, is yet to play a 50-over match for England, having made his global debut in a one-off Twenty20 against South Africa in June, prior to his Test debut the following month. The first ODI between Australia and England will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Jan 14. In addition, England will tour New Zealand for five ODIs and three Tests.
The proportion of wickets taken by pacers is higher in South Africa than the world, shows Mint's analysis. "It's just that we want to get AB out and the opposition will want to get me out or Pujara or Rahane". Virat Kohli's India dominated 2017 in Test cricket as they shored up top spot in the rankings, but will face far tougher challenges in South Africa and England next year while Afghanistan and Ireland start a new Test era.
But during that largely successful era, the Raiders formed a passionate bond with a generation of LA football fans - and they won the city's only Super Bowl title. The Chargers really wanted to win this game. "No matter if we were both 0-15, the atmosphere is going to be awesome". Del Rio and the Raiders were expected to contend for a playoff spot in the AFC West, after finishing 12-4 in 2016 but struggled as they finished with the worst record in the three seasons of Del Rio at the ...
It will be the first time that the Colts franchise has had a Top 3 overall pick since 2012 when the team selected quarterback Andrew Luck . Some may remember the Texans had swapped the pick to the Browns in order to move up and take quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is facing increasingly longer odds of returning next season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN . "I want to be here", Joseph said. He had five catches for 51 yards at the half. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas needed 108 yards for his sixth consecutive, 1,000-yard season. Lynch, the Broncos' first-round quarterback in last year's draft, flashed signs of busting out in the final game of his second season as he had completed 13 of 18 for 159 ...
The Dolphins may be done after the end of Sunday's game against the Bills, but they are going down fighting. Head coach Sean McDermott became only the fourth head coach in team history to post a winning record in his first full season as head coach.
Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus could be out of action for two months following the draw with Crystal Palace , and has refused to rule out a move to Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to replace him. "Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month, hopefully", the Spaniard said. He made his way to the dressing room in tears, consoled by City's medical staff.
Following their season-ending loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Houston Texans announced that executive vice president of football operations and general manager Rick Smith will be taking an extended leave of absence, effective immediately.
The Chelsea star's father claimed he had rejected a new deal at Stamford Bridge as he was waiting to see what could transpire at the Bernabeu. "What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension". After that, I'll have two years on my contract. Just because the player doesn't want to sign a contract right now doesn't mean he's bound to leave the club.
The Browns gave rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer a chance to prove he could be the quarterback of the future by starting him 15 times this season, but he struggled mightily and finished the year with 22 interceptions. The Steelers struck first Sunday when wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey scored on a 29-yard reverse play. Running back Duke Johnson took the ball up the middle for a two-yard touchdown.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) celebrates in front of Chicago Bears defensive end Jonathan Bullard, right, after scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. The Bears, however, could not pair an offensive touchdown with it. In Week 5 at Soldier Field, punter Pat O'Donnell threw a pass to Benny Cunningham for a 38-yard touchdown.
Jose Mourinho did not mention the incident in his post-match press conference but did claim Pawson's decision-making "punished" his side as they stumbled to a third draw in as many league games. Referee Craig Pawson missed the incident but Young was caught on video, and the FA have chose to take action. Naughton, 29, has until 17:00 GMT on New Year's Eve to respond to the charge.
Jones, considered first-round material at the time, dropped to the Eagles in the second round at the No. 43 overall pick. Ajayi (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
As with all things in life and in the National Football League, context matters a great deal. "It was a stressful, stressful time but I'm glad we were able to get it done", Adams said in a video posted to his personal iPhone app. What have they got? However, the notion he could come back to the Raiders doesn't seem all that farfetched. As such, fans shouldn't be surprised if huge changes that include Gruden taking over at the controls happen as early as Monday regardless of Sunday's ...
City could even have lost had their outstanding keeper, Ederson , not saved Luka Milivojevic's late penalty after Raheem Sterling was deemed by the referee Jon... "I thought our discipline, defensively, throughout the game was very good", Palace manager Roy Hodgson said. "But my feeling now is Alexis is an Arsenal player".
The Spain worldwide is eager to begin his second spell at Atletico after being confined to the club's training ground since September, shackled by the club's ban on registering new players. The Spain global was presented to the media at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday alongside Vitolo, as Atleti's transfer ban came to an end. On Sunday, Costa said he bore no grudges against anyone at Chelsea despite perhaps never fully settling in London.
Adams has 237 career receptions for 2,811 yards and 26 touchdowns in four National Football League seasons. He's a talented guy who has just proven it week after week he's hard to guard. Piecing together the reports, it appears Linsley will have three additional years added to his contract, with $25.5 million in new money and a almost $10 million signing bonus.
Sanchez may be in luck now, with Aguero not looking at his best and Jesus out, limiting City's famed firepower to a degree. "He's injured in the terms hopefully it will only be one or two months", he said. "We were lucky (with challenges) in previous games". Crystal Palace boss Hodgson masterminded a stalemate at Selhurst Park which is the first time in 18 games that the runaway Premier League leaders have dropped points.
The 20-year-old striker was brought off after just 23 minutes at Selhurst Park with an injury that, if his own reaction was anything to go by, could prove to be serious. Pep Guardiola is anxious about Manchester City's fixture pile up as the runaway Premier League leaders also challenge in the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
Joshua Jackson, RB, Northwestern - Jackson may not be the fastest back or the biggest, but he has good vision, patience and great experience as was shown Friday when he passed LaDainian Tomlinson for 10th on the NCAA's all-time rushing yards list.
Ross was one of former general manager Jerry Reese's top lieutenants, overseeing the draft process. He began his tenure with the franchise working as the director of college scouting. The NFL regular season wraps up on Sunday, and with it comes the start of the offseason coaching carousel. At this point, it's highly questionable the Giants will pick up his fifth-year option.
The Blues won the title in May and also reached the FA Cup final in a glorious first season at Chelsea for the former Italy coach. "It is going to be a big ask, because even with our best XI this would be incredibly tough, but we will still go down there, be positive and give it a real good go".
That connection alone mandates the application of skepticism to any aspect of the report that seems self-serving to Gruden, including the eye-rolling notion that he prefers to wait to make a decision until after the regular season ends and the Raiders decide whether to keep coach Jack Del Rio .