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Sports Arkansas AD Jeff Long fired, report says
Author: 0 Arkansas AD Jeff Long fired, report says

With AP Photos.Arkansas has fired athletic director Jeff Long, ending a almost decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema . Long's hires of Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith, current head coach Bret Bielema, along with Jimmy Dykes as women's basketball coaches haven't worked out well for the program.

Sports France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa
Author: 0 France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa

In October South Africa was named as the preferred host nation in October after finishing in top place following a lengthy evaluation process. Last month World Rugby published an evaluation report which said South Africa should be chosen given it had an overall rating of 78.97, compared with 75.88 for France and 72.25 for Ireland , across a range of criteria.

Sports Conor McGregor 'F**k Yous All' ... Responds to Ref Incident
Author: 0 Conor McGregor 'F**k Yous All' ... Responds to Ref Incident

Two rounds - that's all I need. "I've been secretly training, secretly training", De La Hoya said. He added, "You know I'm competitive". But De La Hoya last fought nine years ago, when he looked slow and sluggish against Manny Pacquiao, who forced the bigger man to quit on the stool.

Author: 0 Braves to name Alex Anthopoulos as next GM, reports say

The Montreal native spent 12 years with the Blue Jays, serving as GM from 2009 through the 2015 season and building a team that made its first playoff appearance in 22 years in 2015 after a 93-win season. With the Braves potentially subject to penalties once MLB concludes its investigation into activity conducted within the domestic Draft and on the global market, there is obviously a need to hire a strong leader who can improve morale and also build trust around the league.

Sports Argentina vs Nigeria: how and where to watch
Author: 0 Argentina vs Nigeria: how and where to watch

Man of the match Iwobi drew Nigeria level in the 52nd minute after he combined well with strike partner Iheanacho. Newly invited Brian Idowu made it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 54th minute of the game while Iwobi scored his second goal of the game to make it 4-2 and seal the victory for Nigeria .

Sports McGregor apologises for shoving official at Bellator 187
Author: 0 McGregor apologises for shoving official at Bellator 187

I still have it in me. "I've been secretly training". I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever. However it was so close to the end of the round, that it wasn't clear whether the fight was over or whether it was just the end of the round and the referee stepped in separate the fighters and direct them to their corners.

Sports Hot reads: Jerry Jones won't turn down heat on Goodell extension
Author: 0 Hot reads: Jerry Jones won't turn down heat on Goodell extension

All of the league's owners, including Jones, voted in May to allow the compensation committee to negotiate the terms of an extension with Goodell without needing further approval. If Commissioner Goodell feels that a simple monetary fine is not enough, the matter will then be turned over to the NFL's Executive Committee which could force Jones to sell his franchise if the committee deems it necessary.

Sports 3 things we learned in Patriots bashing of Broncos
Author: 0 3 things we learned in Patriots bashing of Broncos

They say they have good veteran leaders, that the coaching staff has put them in good position for the most part, and that they know what it takes to turn things around. "I'm just going to have to wake up [Monday] and do it all over again and try to get a win", Wolfe said. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a second quarter six yard touchdown on a pass play against the Dallas Cowboys at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, ...

Sports Mané and Clyne deliver double injury setback for Liverpool
Author: 0 Mané and Clyne deliver double injury setback for Liverpool

Klopp had earlier said on Clyne's injury, "Nathaniel is working hard on his rehab and we have kept a close eye on his progress, but the reality is we are looking at some time still before he is back and available for selection". It is understood Clyne travelled to London with a member of the club's medical staff for corrective surgery on Monday. He is forced to spend up to three more months on the sidelines, meaning he is expected to miss the busy festive period in December.

Sports 'Neymar Joining Real Is Possible'
Author: 0 'Neymar Joining Real Is Possible'

Neymar has experienced mixed fortunes at the Parc des Princes since joining Emery's side from Barcelona for a world-record £198million fee this summer. The young Frenchman, who himself joined PSG in the summer, also insisted Neymar had a big influence in helping him settle into his new team. Real Madrid came close to signing Neymar from Santos prior to his move to Barcelona back in 2013 and the player has always been seen as "the one that got away" by Perez.

Sports LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina
Author: 0 LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina

He knows only a little about Ntilikina, a teenager from France who had played overseas with one of James' friends from Ohio. And I would not change Frank for anybody. "I don't know what's wrong with him". "The coaches, the GMs, the president, this organization knows what they're doing". When the rider realized he was being filmed, he said, "Can you not?", pushing the camera away.

Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine's citizen of the year

Durant, who earned his first National Basketball Association title after joining the high-powered Golden State Warriors last season and was named MVP of the Finals, is Champion of the Year , while Colbert, who remains outspoken about politics and President Trump, is the magazine's Bad Hombre of the Year .

Sports 'Good chance' Martellus Bennett plays Sunday night for Patriots
Author: 0 'Good chance' Martellus Bennett plays Sunday night for Patriots

It was quite an eventful week for Bennett. Green Bay parted ways with Bennett, claiming that the tight end, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the team in the offseason, failed to disclose his shoulder was badly injured. "When Bill [Belichick] called, I was like, 'No f-king way, '" Bennett said. "It was 'Should you play?' It was one of those things", Bennett said. You're just kind of like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it? At first, I told my agent to tell no teams to ...

Sports Ex-Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battling cancer
Author: 0 Ex-Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battling cancer

Miller made his professional debut for Celtic in 2000 after coming through the youth ranks at Parkhead and helped them win the Scottish Premier League title in 2004. The news was revealed by his former Hibs colleague Tam McManus, who also said Miller is due to start chemotherapy. "The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this hard time", read a post from the club's official Twitter account.

Sports Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from global football'
Author: 0 Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from global football'

But former Italy worldwide Andrea Pirlo believes it is unsafe for the four-time World Cup winners to rely too heavily on the atmosphere generated by 65,000 frenetic fans in the San Siro. Gianluigi Buffon appears to have confirmed that his Italy career is over following the nation's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Sports Red Sox-Stanton talks 'may be heating up'
Author: 0 Red Sox-Stanton talks 'may be heating up'

Reports indicate that the Marlins will have more in-depth trade talks at the meetings in Orlando. Giancarlo Stanton trade talks between the Red Sox and the Marlins "may be heating up", according to a report in Saturday's Miami Herald .

Author: 0 Veterans Day weekend highlights National Football League protests

The NFL Players Association had pleaded with players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans. Andy Barcellona tells News 12 New Jersey the idea grew as NFL players chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

Sports Pittsburgh Steelers come back to beat Indianapolis Colts
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers come back to beat Indianapolis Colts

Pittsburgh sliced the deficit to 17-9 with 7:47 left in the third quarter on Roethlisberger's 7-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Colts dominated for the first half of the game but failed to secure the 14-point lead they owned at one point in the second half.

Sports The Ashes: Ryan Harris believes Australia will exploit England's
Author: 0 The Ashes: Ryan Harris believes Australia will exploit England's "vulnerable" batting

Whether we pick him or not, we have got to make that decision once we get closer. England lost their last five first-innings wickets for 22 runs and then buckled from 93-2 to 124-7 in their second. The 23-year-old looks nearly certain to play in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba given Jake Ball, his rival for the fourth seamer's position in the team, is now nursing an ankle injury that looks likely to see him miss the Townsville match.

Sports Ireland to reach fourth straight World cup finals
Author: 0 Ireland to reach fourth straight World cup finals

Switzerland could have scored 10 goals in that second leg and it felt like half a dozen of those chances were spurned by Seferovic playing up front, so for Armstrong to suggest that Northern Ireland had "all the momentum" while continuing to concede glorious opportunities is just weird.

Sports Liverpool Dominates BBC's African Footballer Of The Year Shortlist
Author: 0 Liverpool Dominates BBC's African Footballer Of The Year Shortlist

The nomination follows another he received earlier this month for the African Footballer of the Year award, organised by CAF, the continent's governing body. Mane's fine form for Liverpool has carried over to the global stage as the winger helped Senegal qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Author: 0 Roger Goodell wants lifetime use of private jet, report says

In his most recent counterproposal to the Compensation Committee regarding his next contract as commissioner of the NFL , Roger Goodell in August sought almost a $50 million salary and lifetime private jet usage and healthcare for his family, according to ESPN .

Sports New details emerge in Chiefs player domestic battery case
Author: 0 New details emerge in Chiefs player domestic battery case

She said Roy threw her phone in the toilet and physically restrained her from retrieving it. After a brief struggle, however, she was able to get to her phone and call the police. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him and he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013 to 2016. Miller signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in August.

Sports Vikings WR Adam Thielen continues stellar season in win over Redskins
Author: 0 Vikings WR Adam Thielen continues stellar season in win over Redskins

That puts him on pace for 100 catches, 1,410 yards and four touchdowns, certainly numbers that would get him an invite to the Pro Bowl and perhaps even an All-Pro nod. Redskins wide receiver Maurice Harris was just called up from the practice squad. Upon replay review, officials ruled that Harris came down with possession of the ball in bounds.

Sports Jones era ends at Tennessee
Author: 0 Jones era ends at Tennessee

Brady Hoke , the former Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator who was Tennessee's defensive line coach, takes over as interim head coach. "The Jones family has poured their heart and soul into this Tennessee football program and the Knoxville community".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo 's Girlfriend Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo 's Girlfriend Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl

The Portugal captain reported that both baby and mother were "doing great" in a post on Instagram that showed Ronaldo and eldest son Cristiano Jr posing alongside Rodriguez. Alana is Ronaldo's fourth child. The footie star explained each of them choose one name - describing it as "beautiful". Ronaldo was on hand for the birth of Alana Martina after being rested by Portugal coach Fernando Santos for friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and the United States during the ongoing global ...

Sports DeShone Kizer called the ill-fated QB sneak on his own
Author: 0 DeShone Kizer called the ill-fated QB sneak on his own

The Browns now list Kizer as questionable to return. Kizer was having a good game, he had a touchdown pass while completing 15 of his 24 passes. Cleveland's backup quarterback, Cody Kessler , entered the proceedings on the final play of the third frame after Kizer departed with an injury.

Sports Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through
Author: 0 Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through

Tunisia qualified for the World Cup after winning the group with 14 points. Morocco scored twice within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia during the opening half to triumph 2-0 in the Ivory Coast and win Group C. The first blow came when an intended cross from Dirar went over an Ivorian defender and a Moroccan attacker and slipped past goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo into the far corner.

Sports SAFA point to development following World Cup qualification failure
Author: 0 SAFA point to development following World Cup qualification failure

The victory in Polokwane gave the "Teranga Lions" an unassailable lead at the top of Group D and with that their second appearance at the tournament. Mane's role as the talisman for Senegal has become increasingly evident throughout the qualifying campaign and there was a collective gasp of anguish when he injured a hamstring last month in the 2-0 away win over Cape Verde.

Sports McSorley takes charge as Penn State beats Rutgers
Author: 0 McSorley takes charge as Penn State beats Rutgers

The Nittany Lions outgained the Scarlet Knights, 549 yards to 87, on a night when they were scoring touchdowns in an almost-empty stadium after breaking open a close game at the half with 16 third-quarter points. With the College Football Playoff and back-to-back Big Ten titles off the table, Penn State can focus on finishing off its last three games to finish off their first 10-win regular season since way back in 2009.

Sports Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make England debut against Germany at Wembley
Author: 0 Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make England debut against Germany at Wembley

Abraham and Loftus-Cheek are both on a season-long loan deals at Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively from Chelsea , and Higginbotham believes they have a "great opportunity" to impress Southgate. Form, injuries, recent call-ups and experience have all been considered, as we predict: who's on the plane to Russian Federation 2018? That proved to be the end for Jones as further injury misfortune for Southgate required the introduction of another newcomer in Joe Gomez, who then lost the ...

Sports Gary Neville: What Chelsea, Man United need in title race
Author: 0 Gary Neville: What Chelsea, Man United need in title race

Ever since Luke Shaw joined United from Southampton back in June 2014, there has always been a talk around him being the potential replacement for Patrice Evra and him being United's left back for many years to come. In his three-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, Shaw has been restricted to just 49 appearances, including just 48 minutes of action this season in the Carabao Cup.

Sports The confusing new reason Gareth Southgate hasn't picked Jack Wilshere for England
Author: 0 The confusing new reason Gareth Southgate hasn't picked Jack Wilshere for England

Hodgson took Wilshere to the European Championship even though not fully fit and virtually guaranteed him a place in his midfield when he was not injured. But we are not playing with a 10 tomorrow [against Germany on Friday]. "And I'm hoping that we are in a position in March where we can pick him". But good luck to Jack, I think he is an outstanding player and I have got nothing but respect for him.

Sports Messi to miss Argentina v Nigeria and return to Barcelona
Author: 0 Messi to miss Argentina v Nigeria and return to Barcelona

The Barcelona star obliged, thinking he was just another fan, not realising he was a fellow professional. "I know him and feel bad for not having recognised him at the time ", Messi told Fox Sports Argentina . He added: "When I saw him in the lobby of the hotel I was thinking of something else and I did not realise". Driussi bumped into his compatriots in St.Petersburg, where he plays for Zenit when he asked for the photograph, which he then shared to his personal Instagram page, tagging ...