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Sports Alabama starting LB to miss title game with knee injury
Author: 0 Alabama starting LB to miss title game with knee injury

Jennings' aggressiveness and speed on the edge led to sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts finding Payne in the end zone for a critical touchdown. Jennings had perhaps his best game of the season against the Tigers in the Superdome. On Tuesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Jennings was in Birmingham being evaluated. Jennings posted a note about the surgery to his social media accounts early Wednesday morning.

Sports UCF is throwing a national championship parade after undefeated season
Author: 0 UCF is throwing a national championship parade after undefeated season

The committee might have slighted Frost's team, but athletic director Danny White will not be accused of doing the same. Passed over by the College Football Playoff selection committee in favor of four teams that suffered a defeat in 2017, UCF was ranked 12th by the selection committee despite finishing the regular season with the nation's seventh-ranked offense and a ideal 12-0 record.

Sports National Football League viewership dropped 10 percent in 2017
Author: 0 National Football League viewership dropped 10 percent in 2017

Now, the truth is that all TV programming has seen declines for a number of years - including the NFL and college football. The decline in ratings - which was bigger than last year's 8 percent drop in viewership - meant the networks had to make good on commercials to National Football League advertisers in order to compensate for the audience shortfall, according to one network executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Sports LSU Keeps Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda With Hefty Raise
Author: 0 LSU Keeps Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda With Hefty Raise

LSU's defense has been dominant under Aranda, finishing the 2017 season 12th in total defense after finishing 10th in 2016. Since being hired, new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has targeted Aranda to come to College Station and shore up the Aggies defense.

Sports Magnitude 4.5 natural disaster rattles Berkeley, San Francisco area
Author: 0 Magnitude 4.5 natural disaster rattles Berkeley, San Francisco area

Jack Boatwright, a geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, said the shaking Thursday morning "seemed a little weak, about half as strong as what you would expect". People quickly took to social media, asking whether others felt it. A 4.5-magnitude natural disaster shook the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday.

Sports Kyle Edmund gets rematch with Grigor Dimitrov in Brisbane quarters
Author: 0 Kyle Edmund gets rematch with Grigor Dimitrov in Brisbane quarters

Karolina Pliskova kept her title defense on track with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over 2012 victor Kaia Kanepi, setting up a semifinal against Elina Svitolina. 4. Kyrgios again had to come from a set down to go through, accounting for Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6 6-3 6-4. Ranked 50th in the world, Edmund is looking to right the wrongs of last year's Australian Open when he suffered a straight sets second round defeat to Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

Sports Dodgers acquire reliever Scott Alexander in three-team trade
Author: 0 Dodgers acquire reliever Scott Alexander in three-team trade

Kansas City is receiving right-handed starting pitcher Trevor Oaks and minor league infielder Erick Mejia from the Dodgers. The Dodgers then acquire infielder Jake Peter from the White Sox in exchange for Soria, left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán and cash considerations.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho to stay at Manchester United

However, the United manager has not only rubbished that suggestion but stressed he is keen on extending his deal beyond the three-year contract he initially penned back in 2016. "My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs". "If the fans want me to be comfortable, that's the way I feel very comfortable, because I am very lazy and because I like to arrive in the hotel", he said.

Sports Firmino: van Dijk is a
Author: 0 Firmino: van Dijk is a "Really, Really High-Quality Player"

Klopp has blocked out the noise over Barcelona's relentless pursuit of Philippe Coutinho - 'what can I say about what they want to do?' he declared with exasperation - and made it clear he will not speak on the subject until there is something to discuss.

Sports President Trump will attend FBS championship game between Alabama and Georgia
Author: 0 President Trump will attend FBS championship game between Alabama and Georgia

David Perdue - will join them. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened the daily briefing by offering Trump's congratulations to the two teams for their semifinal victories. After Texas won 15-14, Nixon visited with players in the locker room and presented Texas coach Darrell Royal with a plaque declaring Texas the national champion.

Sports Alvaro Morata 'not lucky' in front of goal, says Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata 'not lucky' in front of goal, says Antonio Conte

A disbelieving Conte beat the turf in frustration, admitting the wasted chances cost third-placed Chelsea as they try to catch runaway leaders Manchester City. "When you have a lot of chances to score you must win", Conte added. "I was a player, I will understand if someone is anxious about the World Cup", Conte recent said.

Sports Serena Williams declines Apia International Sydney wildcard
Author: 0 Serena Williams declines Apia International Sydney wildcard

Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career. "I am very sorry to announce that I will miss the Aussie Open this year", he said on his website of the opening Grand Slam of the year, starting in Melbourne on January 15.

Author: 0 Klopp refuses to discuss Coutinho Barcelona link

The Brazilian is out of Friday's FA Cup Merseyside derby at home to Everton with a thigh strain, but Klopp expects the Brazil global to be available to face Premier League leaders Manchester City on January 14. And they've made their feelings very clear to Coutinho himself by tweeting the Brazil worldwide. When asked again about Coutinho, Valverde replied: 'I have nothing to say about Coutinho, we respect that he is in another club'.

Sports Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs
Author: 0 Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs

Ryan, who was leading the Steelers in tackles before the injury, was rushed to the hospital from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati that night and, two days later, underwent spinal-stabilization surgery. That was a reference to a phrase and hashtag the Shazier family has been using as an inspirational rallying cry for the 2016 Pro Bowler and his many supporters.

Sports Aggies hire Notre Dame's Mike Elko as defensive coordinator
Author: 0 Aggies hire Notre Dame's Mike Elko as defensive coordinator

Elko oversaw a major turnaround for the Notre Dame defense this season, turning a group that ranked 63rd in defensive efficiency (FEI) in 2016 to No. Elko made a number of alterations to the defensive scheme, most notably simplifying it for the players to a degree, and the results were measurable.

Sports Salah could make it a hat-trick of awards
Author: 0 Salah could make it a hat-trick of awards

The bigwigs of African football will come together in Accra, Ghana on Thursday to crown the best African footballer of 2017, and there can be no other victor than the Egyptian, Mohammed Salah. "2017 has truly been an emotional journey for me", said Oshoala, who won the award for a record third time. Salah is the second Egyptian to win the award after Mahmoud Al Khatib in 1983.

Sports First returns of NBA All-Star voting by the fans released
Author: 0 First returns of NBA All-Star voting by the fans released

James Harden is third overall, with 602,040 votes, followed by Pelicans teammates Anthony Davis (393,000) and DeMarcus Cousins (356,340). He is the league's second in scoring, averaging 29.1 points per game, and ranks in the top 20 in blocks, steals and rebounds .

Sports Everton await Besiktas' answer on £25m Cenk Tosun bid - Sam Allardyce
Author: 0 Everton await Besiktas' answer on £25m Cenk Tosun bid - Sam Allardyce

But I can't guarantee whoever we get in is going to score goals straight away. Everton were well off it today against a United side who themselves have struggled for consistencey of late. "We know where our problems are, the club knew before I got here that was the problem". He declared that the Merseyside outfit simply do not have the options available up top to be able to win games any other way than relying on being defensively solid - with Tosun's potential arrival thought to help ...

Sports Championship player Kevin O'Connor scoops one million euro in lottery raffle
Author: 0 Championship player Kevin O'Connor scoops one million euro in lottery raffle

The left-back, 22, who only joined Preston from Cork City a couple of months ago, had his winning ticket validated at a supermarket back home in County Wexford on New Year's Day. The Minnesota Lottery's annual Millionaire Raffle drawing on Monday yielded two $1 million winners, and now it's just a matter of them claiming their prizes, which will net a nice post-tax bill bounty.

Sports Cavs play host to Blazers in IT's Cleveland debut
Author: 0 Cavs play host to Blazers in IT's Cleveland debut

Shabazz Napier finished with 21 points and C.J. McCollum had 18 for Portland, which was coming off arguably its best win of the season, rallying Thursday from 18 down in the third quarter to beat Philadelphia. The 5-foot-7 guard will make his season debut after rehabbing a hip injury. The Cleveland Cavaliers know they'll (at last) have their star point guard available tonight.

Sports Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball to skip 2-game road trip
Author: 0 Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball to skip 2-game road trip

The Los Angeles front office and Papa Baller recently had a meeting, in which the team told him to tone down his criticisms of the Lakers coach. The Lakers , who were again playing without rookie point guard Lonzo Ball , lost their fourth straight.

Sports IPL 2018: Ashish Nehra, Gary Kirsten join RCB
Author: 0 IPL 2018: Ashish Nehra, Gary Kirsten join RCB

At the moment, Kirsten is now coaching Hobert Hurricanes in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). With the IPL auctions slated for January 27 and 28, RCB has realigned the roles of Trent Woodhill and Andrew McDonald. Nehra has presented Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) during his playing days. Former Aussie all-rounder Andrew McDonald, who joined the franchise last season, will handle bowling talent development and analytics.

Sports Oakland Raiders fire Jack Del Rio, clearing way for Jon Gruden's return
Author: 0 Oakland Raiders fire Jack Del Rio, clearing way for Jon Gruden's return

The Daily News reported if Gruden does go to Oakland he might try to recruit Jets offensive coordinator John Morton to go with him and that NY will not stand in his way. If the Raiders did offer Gruden an ownership stake , there would be a huge catch - it must be approved by other National Football League owners, and there is a good reason to think they would be reluctant to do so.

Sports Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep celebrate New Year with wins in Shenzhen Open
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep celebrate New Year with wins in Shenzhen Open

Five-times major victor Sharapova hit 18 winners and needed an hour and 22 minutes to despatch the experienced Buzarnescu 6-3 6-0 for a winning start to the year. Sharapova will play 2017 Shenzhen finalist Alison Riske of the USA in the next round. Aryna Sabalenka also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Danka Kovinic, while Timea Babos defeated Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1.

Sports Antonio Conte not expecting David Luiz to leave Chelsea in January
Author: 0 Antonio Conte not expecting David Luiz to leave Chelsea in January

Davide Zappacosta, Cesc Fabregas, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Eden Hazard are among those who could start. But the former Juventus coach reacted by ripping up the tried-and-tested Chelsea back four, reverting to his favoured three-man back line and it transformed the team, sending them on a 13-game winning run in the league which proved the foundation for their title success.

Sports Boss proud as Palace hold City
Author: 0 Boss proud as Palace hold City

City scraped a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace thanks to their goalkeeper. Hodgson said: "I mean really he just puts on excellent performance after another in for the team". De Bruyne was sent off on a stretcher after the flagrant challenge by Puncheon, which caused concerns for the fans of the football club, Guardiola, and the rest of the staff of the team.

Sports Salah double inspires Liverpool to 2-1 win over Leicester
Author: 0 Salah double inspires Liverpool to 2-1 win over Leicester

Ian Wright lavished praise on Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool FC midfielder continued his brilliant form against Leicester City on Saturday. With Salah limping off before the end of Saturday's game, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his Egyptian goal-getter in chief will be fit in time for Monday's game against Burnley .

Sports Naa Peru Surya Naa illu India Teaser: Allu Arjun, Why So Angry?
Author: 0 Naa Peru Surya Naa illu India Teaser: Allu Arjun, Why So Angry?

Bunny fans are eagerly waiting for the Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India , the first impact. The makers were unhappy about the film release in April, but they can at least heave a sigh of relief that the mega budget movie won't directly clash with the two Telugu films.

Sports See picture: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma wish New Year from South Africa
Author: 0 See picture: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma wish New Year from South Africa

The first match of the India Tour of South Africa is scheduled on January 5. The couple recently came back from their honeymoon in Finland. And what was interesting to see was that they were looking for discounts. Cape Town: Team India will begin their 2018 season with tough assignment against South Africa. The couple is now holidaying in South Africa along with cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his family.

Sports Ex-Army officer arrested in Haryana for allegedly murdering six people
Author: 0 Ex-Army officer arrested in Haryana for allegedly murdering six people

The arrest took place after the accused was caught on CCTV footage at one place of murder. According to police, all six of the murders were executed between 2 am and 4 am in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Five bodies have been sent to the hospital for postmortem. The ex-army serviceman is said to be previously involved in a scuffle with a police constable in 2015 and has a case registered against him.

Sports Tennessee Titans Defense Holds Off Jacksonville, Marcus Mariota Playoff Bound
Author: 0 Tennessee Titans Defense Holds Off Jacksonville, Marcus Mariota Playoff Bound

The Titans finished with a 9-7 record, and got some help from the Cincinnati Bengals, who beat the Baltimore Ravens. After 17 weeks and 256 games, the playoff schedule is set. Marcus Mariota is completing 62 percent of his passes for 3,232 yards, 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Derrick Henry's speed kills. The game will kickoff at 3:35 p.m.

Sports Egyptian star El-Neny provokes Alexis Sanchez with a tweet
Author: 0 Egyptian star El-Neny provokes Alexis Sanchez with a tweet

The forward was so angry that he told friends at the time that he never wanted to play for Arsenal again. However, Guardiola believes Sanchez will remain where he is. James Tomkins headed in late on but Sanchez's double was enough to secure a win that keeps sixth-placed Arsenal level on points with Tottenham , who are fifth, and one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool .

Sports Liverpool Defeat Nahki Wells & Burnley 2-1
Author: 0 Liverpool Defeat Nahki Wells & Burnley 2-1

Jurgen Klopp admits the three points were the most important thing as they edged out high-flying Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on New Year's Day. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is a matter of "respect" to allow Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to go to an awards night in Ghana 24 hours before the FA Cup game against Everton .

Sports Schalke: Goretzka Transfer To Bayern Not Done Yet
Author: 0 Schalke: Goretzka Transfer To Bayern Not Done Yet

Jurgen Klopp will now have to look elsewhere to sign a replacement. The same Brazilian journalist that broke Neymar's move to PSG believes the deal will be done this week while Nike have already advertised Coutinho and Barcelona shirts on their website.

Sports Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO
Author: 0 Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO

In the July 2017 list shared by Pakistan, 546 Indian nationals, including 494 fishermen, were reportedly in Pakistani jails. Pakistan is also going to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8. The way in which the meeting was conducted by Islamabad and the treatment meted out to Mr Jadhav's wife and mother before and during the meeting had drawn a sharp response from New Delhi .

Sports Manchester City Star Gabriel Jesus Upbeat Despite Facing Long Lay-Off
Author: 0 Manchester City Star Gabriel Jesus Upbeat Despite Facing Long Lay-Off

Manchester City's Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus suffered knee ligament damage in Sunday's 0-0 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace , the Premier League leaders said on Monday. The Watford match will be City's fourth game in just 11 days and Guardiola insists it's not good for players to have such a busy schedule. Watford is the first test, with Marco Silva's team going into the game having had nearly 24 hours extra rest than City since their defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Sports Manchester United's Lukaku set to return for FA Cup opener
Author: 0 Manchester United's Lukaku set to return for FA Cup opener

Mourinho was asked about Scholes' comments following United's 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon, with the former Chelsea boss slamming the ex England midfielder's quality as a pundit and suggesting that he may be jealous of the money modern footballers are earning.

Sports Muguruza forced to retire from Brisbane
Author: 0 Muguruza forced to retire from Brisbane

The Danish two-time US Open finalist claimed a 6-3 6-0 win against her American opponent in just under an hour to set up a second-round tie with Petra Martic of Croatia in Auckland. "I felt a good level, good match, but I wanted to finish to see - to evaluate how the match was, but I'm happy with the way I was playing". Standing between the 24-year-old and a spot in the semifinals is the victor of the second round between No.7 seed Anastasija Sevastova and Sorana Cirstea .

Sports Hopman Cup: Roger Federer tops Karen Khachanov to remain ideal in Perth
Author: 0 Hopman Cup: Roger Federer tops Karen Khachanov to remain ideal in Perth

Sock was down 7-6 (7-1) 1-1 against Yuichi Sugita when he called it a day after getting treatment on his right hip following a fall in the first set. "Making it to the final definitely helped me with confidence going into the Australian Open, making the semis there, and now I am top 10 with a Fed Cup to my name", she said, when asked if the Hopman Cup was a springboard for her 2017 emergence.

Sports Wenger sets Premier League record for most games managed
Author: 0 Wenger sets Premier League record for most games managed

The game looked to be heading towards a goalless stalemate until Sanchez's shot from a free-kick just on the edge of the area deflected into the net off of James McClean . LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson said in a tribute to Wenger: "On behalf of the League Managers Association and all our members, I would like to congratulate Arsène on his record breaking achievement".

Sports Phil Taylor shocked by Rob Cross in PDC World Championship final
Author: 0 Phil Taylor shocked by Rob Cross in PDC World Championship final

The retiring Phil Taylor's dreams of finishing his glittering career with a 17th PDC World Darts Championship crown were spectacularly dashed as he was beaten 7-2 by Rob Cross in a sensational final at the Alexandra Palace. "I tried my best but he [Cross] was like me 25 years ago, he was good, we was relentless and didn't stop putting me under pressure, the way I used to be, he is a lot like myself", Taylor said on Sky Sports.

Sports Brisbane International-Murray Out
Author: 0 Brisbane International-Murray Out

Murray had planned to use the Brisbane event as his main warmup for the Australian Open starting January 15 in Melbourne. "And also I just want to enjoy playing again". "I don't think that's a good thing and is something that should be looked at to understand why, what the reason for that is". The 30-year-old said his enforced rest made him realise how much he missed playing and reinforced that regular rest would be needed for him to keep playing.

Sports Liverpool to demand 'astronomical' fee for Coutinho
Author: 0 Liverpool to demand 'astronomical' fee for Coutinho

Coutinho was dropped from the matchday squad that won at Burnley due to a slight injury but the news has only served as fuel for even more speculation regarding the Brazilian's future. "I heard about it", Klopp said. "But somebody told me and I thought 'wow!" According to the Telegraph , Liverpool would ask for an astronomical fee to sell their prized asset.