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Sports Djokovic ready for Australian Open
Author: 0 Djokovic ready for Australian Open

The 12-time Grand Slam victor has not played competitive tennis since his loss in the quarter-finals at the 2017 Wimbledon and was expected to return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship starting on 28 December but had to withdraw at the last moment.

Sports VAR controversy as late Murray victor helps Brighton sink Crystal Palace
Author: 0 VAR controversy as late Murray victor helps Brighton sink Crystal Palace

Neil Swarbrick, a video assistant referee, was assessing footage of the third-round game at a control room in west London as part of global trials of the new technology that will be used for match-changing incidents. It took him three months to recover and Hughton will be hoping this injury isn't as bad. The Seagulls have scored in nine of their last 11 matches at Amex Stadium in all competitions and Betsafe offer 17/10 (2 .70) that the hosts score a few times against the Eagles, while the ...

Sports Magic catch fire in 4th quarter but can't overtake LeBron James, Cavaliers
Author: 0 Magic catch fire in 4th quarter but can't overtake LeBron James, Cavaliers

Said Butler when asked Monday morning about the matchup with James, widely regarded as the best player in the world: "I love this challenge". "We've got to box out on every shot. "I had more of a rhythm early, but that rust was still there". "But I've got to see it firsthand". Thomas took a nasty spill on a drive to the basket, but bounced right up and showed no ill effects.

Sports Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar rebooked for UFC 222
Author: 0 Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar rebooked for UFC 222

Holloway went on to successfully defend his title against the man he already bested in his attempt to unify the featherweight championships, Jose Aldo , by way of third-round TKO. 1 contender to the belt. Since dropping to featherweight in 2013, Edgar has lost both shots at 145lb gold he has received, in each case to former champ Jose Aldo.

Sports Falcons take down Rams 26-13, while Titans beat Chiefs 22-21
Author: 0 Falcons take down Rams 26-13, while Titans beat Chiefs 22-21

Kareem Hunt, the league's top rusher this season, plunged in from 1 yard for a 7-0 lead, and Smith hit Travis Kelce with a 13-yard touchdown pass a few minutes later. On the drive, Mariota converted three third downs, two through the air and one on a nifty scramble to the right for 17 yards. Mariota threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to.

Sports Alabama Crimson Tide slight favorite against Georgia
Author: 0 Alabama Crimson Tide slight favorite against Georgia

Picking a victor on Monday doesn't require a great deal of analysis. Yet he didn't have any during the SEC Championship Game or the College Football Playoff. Although I do expect the Bulldogs to put up a good fight and not concede the national title to the Tide. This isn't an all-time great Alabama team, but it has the opportunity to join that fraternity with one more inspired performance.

Sports Hot Topics: Gruden returns to Raiders, Oprah glows at Golden Globes
Author: 0 Hot Topics: Gruden returns to Raiders, Oprah glows at Golden Globes

The offense will be the same, and McVay noted that offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur - who, like the rest of the coaches, will stay - also has a major say with the Rams' franchise quarterback. Jon Gruden returns as head coach of the Oakland Raiders , welcoming back one of the most respected and successful coaches in the storied history of the Silver and Black.

Sports Raiders making strong push to hire Lions DC Teryl Austin
Author: 0 Raiders making strong push to hire Lions DC Teryl Austin

That success earned Austin head coaching buzz and he's interviewed for a number of positions over the past three years, including the Lions' current opening. The unit finished third in takeaways this season. The Bengals are interested in having Teryl Austin replace Paul Guenther as their defensive coordinator and he reportedly has the option of working alongside Guenther as well.

Sports Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim hints at sale of Liverpool target Thomas Lemar
Author: 0 Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim hints at sale of Liverpool target Thomas Lemar

Jardim's comments regarding potential winter sales may offer Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hope regarding his chances of landing France global Lemar , particularly with Monaco out of the UEFA Champions League. Philippe Coutinho's 160 million euro ($190 million) deal to join Barcelona is likely to unleash a series of big-money transfers, not least as Liverpool seek to reinvest the proceeds.

Sports Draymond says 'personal' issues between players and refs are 'ruining the game'
Author: 0 Draymond says 'personal' issues between players and refs are 'ruining the game'

The punishment came two days after Green told The Athletic that officials are "ruining the game". Green made his remarks after Golden State's 121-105 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Green ripped into officials after the game over what he views as personal vendettas referees have with players. The idea that things have become so untenable that the league should replace its entire officiating crew seems radical, but Green truly believes that certain players, him in ...

Sports Big Baller Brand Apparel Line Classified as
Author: 0 Big Baller Brand Apparel Line Classified as "Poor" by Better Business Bureau

People have complained about either not receiving their items, or receiving the wrong items. If you're into keeping stats - how's this: Big Baller has 41 negative reviews and ZERO positive. "At this point I believe they have chose to steal my money". I look on the site on December 24, it now says "shipping by february 23". According to TMZ , the BBB reached out to Big Baller Brand on two separate occasions to help them clean-up their act, but those calls were not returned.

Sports Juventus Plan To Pounce If Manchester United Can't Close Mesut Ozil Deal
Author: 0 Juventus Plan To Pounce If Manchester United Can't Close Mesut Ozil Deal

His contract expires in June and the German has made it clear he's not going to sign a new deal, so it's a case of when, not if, he leaves the Emirates now. Further to that, he is close friends with Juve midfielder Sami Khedira , who partnered him while at Madrid. An influential protagonist in Arsenal's engine room, Ozil has scored four goals this term and has also provided five assists in 18 appearances - Wenger would presumably be eager to continue his services past the summer given his ...

Sports Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Season 2 Finally Has A Premiere Date
Author: 0 Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Season 2 Finally Has A Premiere Date

The second season finds the Emmy-winning series with a name change-Atlanta Robbin' Season . That said, we get to see Earn (Glover), Paper Boi ( Brian Tyree Henry ), Darius ( Lakeith Stanfield ) and Vanessa ( Zazie Beetz ) in some dark and nearly eerie settings, whether they be old-school diners, shady alleys or pole-equipped clubs.

Sports LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team
Author: 0 LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team

LaVar Ball has consistently violated his pre-draft vow to Magic Johnson that he would not meddle with the team if they picked Lonzo , and that he was playing a character he could flip on and off like a light switch. One wonders if Carlisle is more upset with Ball, or ESPN . No high-fives when they come out of the game. "Y do we chase LaVar Ball?" "Nobody's with these guys every day and when they have comments on teams, chemistry, that kind of stuff, they don't really know what's going ...

Sports City wait on Sanchez deal
Author: 0 City wait on Sanchez deal

The France worldwide has featured only in cup competitions for the Gunners this season and still believes that if he plays regularly he could feature at World Cup 2018 for his country. Everton and Newcastle are also interested in the England winger. The 25-year-old Eberl has impressed while playing in every game over the first half of the season, but it seems the Gunners will have to wait until the summer to make a move.

Sports Beamer elected to College Football Hall of Fame
Author: 0 Beamer elected to College Football Hall of Fame

The class included 1997 Heisman Trophy victor Charles Woodson of MI, which split the '97 national championship with Taylor's final Husker team. Taylor is the first Husker inducted since Trev Alberts was enshrined in 2015. Woodson was a star cornerback, and he also returned punts and played receiver for the Wolverines, who won The Associated Press national championship that season.

Sports Murray relishing rehab following surgery
Author: 0 Murray relishing rehab following surgery

Murray was last week forced to pull out of the Australian Open , which is due to start on January 15, because the prescribed period of rest had not cleared up the injury. "The surgeon felt that my hip will be feeling better than it did a year ago", Murray added. "I want to come back when I'm fit and ready to play, not to get into a situation like in Brisbane or NY, where I'm unsure when I turn up at a tournament how fit I am".

Sports Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms he wants to sign Arsenal's Theo Walcott
Author: 0 Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms he wants to sign Arsenal's Theo Walcott

Arsène Wenger is understood to be keen on keeping Walcott - whose contract expires in 2019 - at the club next season. "He would certainly take offers and projects from Serie A clubs into consideration". "I have been talking about him", he said. I can't say anything because, obviously Walcott is an excellent player, but I can't confirm this. In January it is not easy to bring in players but the market is huge and I think we will have some opportunities.

Author: 0 Oakland Raider's recycling program: Jon Gruden returns as head coach

The longtime head coach will reportedly sign a 10-year, $100 million contract . He worked the Tennessee Titans' 22-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs . It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense. After his firing from Tampa Bay, Gruden's Fired Football Coaches Association became a think-tank for coaches no longer ont he sidelines.

Sports Ross Barkley: What I really think of Chelsea so far this season
Author: 0 Ross Barkley: What I really think of Chelsea so far this season

With the ex-Toffees star out of contract in the summer, Chelsea were able to pull-off arguably the bargain of the year by landing Barkley for a mere £15m - despite agreeing a £35m fee last August. "I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game". "There are consistency levels at Chelsea in what's demanded of you generally in your game and that's good", he added.

Sports France's Despres takes Dakar Rally lead
Author: 0 France's Despres takes Dakar Rally lead

Self-proclaimed petrol head Villas-Boas, whose uncle competed in the race between 1982 and 1984, is participating in his first rally and finished an opening day that wasn't without a crash or two 11 minutes behind Qatar's two-time victor Nasser al-Attiyah.

Author: 0 NFL Wild Card Playoffs Predictions: Titans vs. Chiefs 1/6/18

It came on third-and-goal, when Mariota, rolling to his left, threw a ball that was batted back in his direction by Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis . The play could not be reviewed and Tennessee kicked a field goal. Cornerback Marcus Peters burst through the line and ripped the ball from Henry's arms.

Sports Popovich says Spurs star Leonard suffered tear in shoulder
Author: 0 Popovich says Spurs star Leonard suffered tear in shoulder

As for the Spurs, they've gone 5-3 since beating Portland on December 20 and have recently welcomed Leonard, who has played just eight games this season due to a quadriceps injury. However, the injury report began to rebuild, with Danny Green's groin injury. Look for him to return on Monday, Jan. 8 vs. the Sacramento Kings .

Sports Packers hire new general manager, John Schneider safe in Seattle
Author: 0 Packers hire new general manager, John Schneider safe in Seattle

He has been the Packers' director of player personnel since 2016. Ball, the team's salary-cap expert and chief contract negotiator, has worked in a variety of roles during his time in the National Football League - dating back to serving as the Kansas City Chiefs' assistant strength and conditioning coach in 1993, when Packers coach Mike McCarthy was an assistant coach - but does not have a scouting background.

Sports Jaguars, Bortles struggle, but get past Bills in AFC wild card
Author: 0 Jaguars, Bortles struggle, but get past Bills in AFC wild card

The Jaguars will play the Pittsburgh Steelers Jan. 14. First-year Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has his first playoff win as a coach - much to Buffalo's dismay. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) also were limited Friday and both will suit up for the playoffs. The Bills got the chance after Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith jumped offside on fourth-and-3, giving Buffalo a first down.

Sports Everton winger Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos
Author: 0 Everton winger Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos

Despite only signing a new contract at the end of last season, Mirallas' game-time with the Toffees has declined sharply this season, only featuring in five games, making just two starts. Everton fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the departure of Kevin Mirallas to Olympiakos in the January transfer window.

Sports Ted Valentine Contemplating Retirement Due to Response to Joel Berry II Incident
Author: 0 Ted Valentine Contemplating Retirement Due to Response to Joel Berry II Incident

Most people who have consumed college basketball enough know of Valentine. "I don't think there's anything wrong with it and 99 percent of the time I think the officials handle it well". "Everybody reacted to what Jay Bilas wrote on Twitter ". The longtime referee expressed frustration over the torrent of criticism he has received on social media and even suggested that he is considering walking away from the profession he has worked in for nearly three decades.

Sports Smart guarding against emotional drain on Georgia players
Author: 0 Smart guarding against emotional drain on Georgia players

Saban is regarded as one of the best - if not the very best - coach of all time. "They don't understand that 20 minutes with the media, 45 minutes waiting on a bus or two hours waiting in traffic, those all add up". "We've got a big, a good opponent we're about to face, so I'm sure this team, this coaching staff knows what we've got to focus on from here on". "I hope we've utilized it to the best of our abilities".

Sports Congress condemns FIR against Tribune reporter
Author: 0 Congress condemns FIR against Tribune reporter

The FIR has been lodged with the Crime Branch's cyber cell under IPC Sections 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document), as well Section 66 of the IT Act and Section 36/37 of the Aadhaar Act.

Sports Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury
Author: 0 Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury

For now I'll only talk about the players that I have, out of respect for them". "I do not need a goalkeeper at the moment", he said. The Italian wants the player to come to Stamford Bridge and help them achieve more success. And they did very well, against a team who did not give up. The second player Los Blancos are keen on signing is Inter Milan skipper and star man Mauro Icardi, who is enjoying yet another outstanding campaign.

Sports Tottenham v West Ham
Author: 0 Tottenham v West Ham

Erik Lamela fed in-form Son to score a goal not too dissimilar to Obiang's , the South Korean hitting a lovely effort that swerved and faded away from Adrian's grasp. To play and run like that after two games in 48 hours deserves credit. "I saw the possibility and I was very lucky". West Ham boss David Moyes admitted his side are "miles away" from playing how he wants despite a 1-1 draw away at Spurs .

Sports Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers 127-117
Author: 0 Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers 127-117

It just took a little longer to come together than Oklahoma City had hoped. Russell Westbrook finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 13th triple-double of the season. "Ah motherf--r, s--", Anthony said on live TV. Earlier this week, Westbrook teamed with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to select a family who could benefit from a major gift: the 2017 Kia Sorento SXL that Westbrook won after being named MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game.

Sports Prienu Vytautas to Play in 'Big Baller Brand Challenge Games'
Author: 0 Prienu Vytautas to Play in 'Big Baller Brand Challenge Games'

The club officially announced (Lithuanian) the tournament's creation Friday, but only with other teams from Lithuania instead of the EuroLeague teams the GM mused about. This is the power of Big Baller Brand. When she did, he responded with a simple "no comment" that got a lot of laughs from the crowd of reporters gathered around the Ball brothers and their dad.

Sports Goerges beats Wozniacki to win ASB Classic
Author: 0 Goerges beats Wozniacki to win ASB Classic

Goerges cruised through the Classic rounds, downing Olympic gold-medallist Monica Puig before dispatching Viktoria Kuzmova and Polona Hercog. "I think I'm used to all the different weather conditions we've had in the previous years, especially last year where I played two matches in one day".

Author: 0 Bilbao keeper Kepa nearing move to Real Madrid

Kepa Arrizabalaga , Athletic Bilbao's goalkeeper, has already signed the contract with Real Madrid , according to the Spanish newspaper AS in its edition on Thursday. "In two years, no player has arrived in that position and [in June] we can discuss it". Speaking of the 32-year-old forward, he said: "I can not imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano".

Author: 0 Blake Griffin Suffers Concussion vs. Warriors

Griffin was driving to the basket and preparing to jump when McGee's elbow stuck him near the temple on the left side of his head. Late in the game's first quarter, Blake Griffin had the ball in the corner and tried to drive toward the rim, where he was met by Warriors big man JaVale McGee .

Author: 0 The Queen's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

The daughter of Princess Anne , and a cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, 36-year-old Zara Tindall (who grew up as Zara Phillips ) is already the mother of three-year-old Mia , whom she shares with her rugby star husband. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London where she won a silver medal in the equestrian discipline of eventing. The two announced in November 2016 that they were expecting in late spring 2017, but revealed only weeks later that they had ...

Sports TIME TO EAT: Farm Show
Author: 0 TIME TO EAT: Farm Show

A half-ton (0.45 metric tons) of butter has been transformed into a sculpture celebrating Pennsylvania's dairy industry and heralding the start of the state's 102nd Farm Show. While most people spent December 24 preparing for Christmas, Jim Victor and Marie Pelton shivered in a refrigerated case while creating the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture.

Sports Harry Kane set for £200000-a-week Tottenham contract
Author: 0 Harry Kane set for £200000-a-week Tottenham contract

Kane's £110,000-a-week basic salary ranks him only equal 35th in the list of the Premier League's highest earning stars, as the Daily Mail revealed last week, but there is a growing acceptance that that is no longer the going rate for a player of his stature.

Sports McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast
Author: 0 McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast

It's an emotional and bittersweet day for our "Monday Night Football" family as today as we say goodbye to coach Gruden after nine very distinguished years. It was a fun final game for the McDonough/Gruden combination, and whoever ESPN tabs to fill the role will nearly certainly not do the job like Gruden did, for (mostly) better and for worse.

Sports NFL Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams
Author: 0 NFL Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams

For the Rams , they haven't been here since the 2004 season when they were still the St. Louis Rams . The Rams better hope previous postseason experience doesn't matter, because they have less of it than any of the 12 teams that made the playoffs this season, and not much of a winning track record.

Sports Stoke City sack Hughes after Cup exit
Author: 0 Stoke City sack Hughes after Cup exit

Speaking immediately after the match, former Manchester City manager Hughes was hopeful he would be given more time to lift Stoke out of the relegation zone. Coventry is now playing in English soccer's fourth tier for the first time in almost 60 years, and back playing at its Ricoh Arena home after being forced to play temporarily at nearby Northampton for one season because of a dispute over stadium rent.