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Sports Newcastle players cancel Christmas due to poor results
Author: 0 Newcastle players cancel Christmas due to poor results

With just one point from the last nine games, Newcastle sit in the relegation zone, one point adrift of safety as the misery continues at St. James' Park. "That's the difference in the Premier League - if you put a good run together you can shoot up the league", he told the club's official website. "We had two or three chances, the [Ayoze Perez] header and Joselu's deflected shot, but at this time things are against us so we have to work harder to make things change".

Sports Isaiah Crowell notches Browns player of the game against Ravens
Author: 0 Isaiah Crowell notches Browns player of the game against Ravens

Sunday's loss to the Ravens was the seventh in seven home games this season for the Browns - eight if the loss in London is counted, though it was technically a home game - and 15th loss in a row overall going back to last season. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers still not suiting up for the Packers at the time, the Browns may have had their best opportunity for a win yet. Kizer was also intercepted on Cleveland's third drive by Eric Weddle , who snared an overthrow for his sixth pick of the ...

Sports Eagles clinch playoff bye with win over Giants
Author: 0 Eagles clinch playoff bye with win over Giants

The contest was all over but the math when Eli Manning overthrew tight end Evan Engram in the back of the end zone, the Giants screaming for interference. Ertz has enjoyed a breakout season so far, totaling 663 yards receiving, good for fourth among tight ends, and seven touchdowns, tied for second amongst tight ends; numbers that would no doubt be higher if he hadn't missed two games due to injury .

Sports Sterling 'kicked and racially abused' before Spurs win
Author: 0 Sterling 'kicked and racially abused' before Spurs win

City opened the scoring with an unmarked Ilkay Gundogan heading home Leroy Sane's first half corner, before Kevin De Bruyne smashed home a second after the break. The result sees Guardiola equal the best winning streak he oversaw while in charge of Barcelona, though his current crop are still three shy of matching the 19-game run his Bayern Munich squad managed in the 2013-14 Bundesliga campaign.

Sports Robbie Lawler Praises Rafael dos Anjos After UFC on FOX 26 Loss
Author: 0 Robbie Lawler Praises Rafael dos Anjos After UFC on FOX 26 Loss

Yes, Dana White said the victor of RDA - Lawler would get a title shot, but that was before Woodley announced he's having shoulder surgery . Now, he's calling for his shot at champion Tyron Woodley . Lawler's leg continued to trouble him as the fight went into the fifth, before RDA attempted another takedown only for Lawler to wrap him up. "Robbie Lawler is a very unsafe opponent and he's knocked out so many different people, but just being honest and keeping it 100 percent, I'm the champion ...

Sports Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward 'sorry' for painting himself black
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward 'sorry' for painting himself black

Griezmann could be seen donning an Afro wig while wearing an NBA vest, striped shorts and clutching a basketball by his side. The tweet went viral and Griezmann attempted to defend himself. it's a tribute'. It read: "I recognise that it was insensitive on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise". The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer and has reportedly been attracting recent interest from Barcelona.

Sports Marvin Lewis stepping down as Cincinnati Bengals' coach
Author: 0 Marvin Lewis stepping down as Cincinnati Bengals' coach

Lewis and the Bengals came to terms on a contract extension in the offseason, leaving him without a contract beyond the 2017 season for the first time since 2010, the Enquirer reported. Sources close to Lewis told the Enquirer he remains interested in coaching in 2018 and does not plan to retire. Should Lewis not land a job as a head coach with a team, Schefter's sources say that Lewis would likely aim to work with one of his former Cincinnati assistants that has gone on to become a head ...

Sports Tour de France victor Chris Froome fails doping test
Author: 0 Tour de France victor Chris Froome fails doping test

Team Sky, Froome's team, suggested that the drug could metabolize in unusual ways, resulting in elevated levels. The urine test, taken on 7 September, showed levels of the drug, Salbutamol, which is commonly taken for asthma, were at 2,000 nanograms for millilitre (ng/ml).

Sports LeBron James Responds to His Leaked Conversation With Lonzo Ball
Author: 0 LeBron James Responds to His Leaked Conversation With Lonzo Ball

But for the Cleveland Cavaliers , they're faced with a precarious situation that they've gone through before: How do you move on from LeBron James leaving your team? Almost two months into the season, circumstances have changed for the Cavaliers , but according to league executives, one thing that has not changed has been Cleveland's unwillingness to part with that Nets' pick, even as Brooklyn has exceeded expectations, thus dinging the value of the pick.

Sports Craig Burley backs Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool....in the summer
Author: 0 Craig Burley backs Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool....in the summer

Van Djik, who once went on strike to leave Saints, has been subject a £70million bid from Liverpool , with Manchester City also interested. Van Dijk had started 11 successive games before the trip to Stamford Bridge and the timing of his omission will only increase talk of a potential January move away from Southampton .

Sports Bournemouth boss Howe cautious of Liverpool frontline
Author: 0 Bournemouth boss Howe cautious of Liverpool frontline

I was 100 per cent convinced about this line-up like I was 100 per cent convinced about the last line-up. Simon could have played, but why should we take any risk? "We had a very important game versus [Spartak] Moscow and couldn't think about anything else".

Sports Wilfried Zaha salutes 'amazing' Crystal Palace after Leicester's win
Author: 0 Wilfried Zaha salutes 'amazing' Crystal Palace after Leicester's win

It came a week after Benteke defied team orders by taking, and missing, a penalty in a draw with Bournemouth . Dec 16 (Reuters) - Christian Benteke put a hard week behind him to score his first goal of the season as Crystal Palace won 3-0 at Leicester City to climb out of the Premier League's bottom three on Saturday.

Sports Tourists left praying for rain after Steve Smith masterclass
Author: 0 Tourists left praying for rain after Steve Smith masterclass

Australia could lift the Ashes on Sunday following an epic 300-run partnership between skipper and all-rounder that has England poised for the guillotine after taking just one wicket on a soul-destroying day three for the visitors. Former Test great Michael Slater declared Smith is the premier batsman for two simple reasons and that is he's the smartest and most adaptable by a considerable margin.

Author: 0 De Bruyne makes my job easier - Guardiola

Who should Pep Guardiola sign in January? "For us, we felt the same last season at White Hart Lane - that something special happened around the team". So far, they are the best team in England. With their 16th successive league victory, Guardiola's City have now matched the run he oversaw as Barcelona boss - but they are still three short of his personal best, achieved with Bayern Munich.

Sports Thunder weather Embiid-led Sixers storm
Author: 0 Thunder weather Embiid-led Sixers storm

They have, however, won five of seven games in December. George struggled, shooting 3-of-14 from the floor and scoring 12 points, while turning the ball over four times. "Coming into this game, I didn't feel 100 percent, but I pushed through it", Embiid told Philly.com . "We lost four games, so we need this pretty bad.

Sports OF Kemp reunited with Dodgers after trade with Braves
Author: 0 OF Kemp reunited with Dodgers after trade with Braves

Obviously, Dodgers fans were in shock to see Kemp back with the team after his rather controversial trade in 2014 to the San Diego Padres . As for the Braves this was all about clearing Kemp's salary off their books and taking on three players whom are at the end of their respective contract.

Sports Carmelo Anthony Says His Return To NYC Will Be
Author: 0 Carmelo Anthony Says His Return To NYC Will Be "Emotional"

The New York Knicks (15-13) will host the Oklahoma City Thunder (14-14) in an inter-conference match-up at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (Sunday AEDT). "But without him this year I've had more of an opportunity". "I believe that. I believe that", he said. "It was great times, it was bad times, but regardless, I always stuck with it, I always remained professional, I always came and did my job whether people liked me or not, so hopefully they recognize that".

Author: 0 Chargers, Chiefs head in different directions

Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more. In fact, it's interesting that the Chargers play in a stadium called the StubHub Center, because it will nearly take a ticket bought on StubHub to attend this AFC West Show down.

Sports Zidane: Real Madrid Dreaming Of A Sextuple
Author: 0 Zidane: Real Madrid Dreaming Of A Sextuple

This afternoon, they face the Brazilian side, Gremio , in the final. "They deserve their place in the final too, they'll want to win it just as much as we do". "It was a very unusual first half". That timid approach allowed Madrid to cruise to victory in the final, and in the process make history. The Al Jazira captain made an incredible stop to turn a deflected Ronaldo header onto the bar then got down well to parry efforts from Luka Modric and Karim Benzema.

Sports Conor McGregor Says An MMA Fight Is Next For Him
Author: 0 Conor McGregor Says An MMA Fight Is Next For Him

And what about the WWE? Having made over $100 million in what is the most lucrative boxing debut of all time from, "The Notorious" also further enhanced his profile on the world stage and opened doors to new financial interests as a result of the " Money Fight ".

Sports Bears Rookie TE Adam Shaheen Inactive Against Lions
Author: 0 Bears Rookie TE Adam Shaheen Inactive Against Lions

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has one of the strongest arms in the National Football League and he showed us all just how strong it is against the Bears on Saturday. The Lions remain in the playoff hunt after a win in Tampa Bay last week moved their record to 7-6. Chicago punts and Detroit will take over on its 37.

Sports 5 reasons Ducks will beat Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl
Author: 0 5 reasons Ducks will beat Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

That was when they edged Washington 28-26 on December 22, 2012, to win their third straight Las Vegas Bowl. Arizona managed 28 points. The senior running back opted to end his career one game early in order to save himself for the upcoming Reese's Senior Bowl and other activities that will impact his chances of making the NFL.

Sports Trevor Siemian injures shoulder, will be placed on IR
Author: 0 Trevor Siemian injures shoulder, will be placed on IR

For now, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch are the only two signal callers on the Denver roster, and Lynch was inactive Thursday due to an ankle injury that had him listed as a non-participant at practice leading to the contest. "So, he is our emergency quarterback", Joseph said. It'll be Jordan on game day. "We've got two healthy guys there". The more we figure out our formula to win, it's going to be better for us here.

Sports Man Utd boss Mourinho U-turn on January buying: Griezmann...?
Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho U-turn on January buying: Griezmann...?

Meanwhile, United are bracing themselves for Henrikh Mkhitaryan offers. Wenger said on Friday: 'I will analyse every case individually and separately, overall I would say my wish and my desire is that everybody stays'. "He started the season very well and after that, step by step, he was disappearing". Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that Eric Bailly will be out of action "for the next two or three months " as the centre-back prepares to undergo an ankle operation.

Sports Van Gaal: United Are More Boring Under Mourinho
Author: 0 Van Gaal: United Are More Boring Under Mourinho

It was Shaw's first league start for more than seven months and after his bright performance in the Champions League win over CSKA Moscow there is renewed hope that he could still salvage his dwindling Old Trafford career. So we wanted to come out and show a bit of fire and a bit of courage, the players getting on the ball and trying to do something. "Bournemouth were the beneficiaries of Christian Benteke's penalty miss on Saturday, although I would not say they were fortunate to end up ...

Author: 0 Phillies sign Carlos Santana to massive contract

The Indians had given Santana a one year qualifying offer worth just over 17 million dollars before free agency started. Santana has played his entire big league career with the Cleveland Indians , who acquired him in a 2009 trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers .

Sports Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after hitting woman to death
Author: 0 Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after hitting woman to death

The injured woman was rushed to a nearby hospital with the aid of several locals where she succumbed. However, who had driven the auto remains to be unkown. Rahane was summoned to the Police Station on Friday where is cooperated with the Police in the investigation. Ajinkya Rahane is now playing an ODI series against Sri Lanka with the Indian team.

Sports Towns Scores 30 As Timberwolves Top Kings 119-96
Author: 0 Towns Scores 30 As Timberwolves Top Kings 119-96

Minnesota shot 64 percent in the first half and 56 percent for the game. Thibodeau has been under attack for his eight-man rotation and heavy use of his starters, but he played a ninth man, Marcus Georges-Hunt, on Thursday, and he scored five points in 17 minutes, while no starter played more than 35 minutes.

Author: 0 Wenger: Talks Still Ongoing With Sanchez And Ozil

The German has been in good form lately and a number of clubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona are interested in signing him in the near future. Nicol is now claiming that the German will stay, with Arsenal having to go all-out to make sure they do not lose both he and the Chilean in the same window.

Sports Who stays and who goes under new OC Jeff Grimes?
Author: 0 Who stays and who goes under new OC Jeff Grimes?

The Times-Picayune that Grimes is planning on staying with the Tigers through the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame while new offensive line coach James Cregg will stay with the Los Angeles Chargers through the remainder of the National Football League season.

Sports NYC attack: Who is suspect Akayed Ullah?
Author: 0 NYC attack: Who is suspect Akayed Ullah?

On grainy surveillance footage, commuters are seen walking through a tunnel when a burst of smoke erupts into the hallway, quickly filling it. Commuters flinch and take cover. According to the terms of his visa, Ullah was the nephew of a USA citizen and benefited from what the officials called "extended family chain migration".

Sports Destructive Rohit Sharma turns romantic, dedicates double ton to wife Ritika
Author: 0 Destructive Rohit Sharma turns romantic, dedicates double ton to wife Ritika

Asked to compare those with the one he scored today, Rohit said: "I can't rate this because the other two were as important as this one". Bowlers are trying to get away with their plans because things are not going their way. In one over he hit Suranga Lakmal for four sixes and rocketed from to. But it is not. "Thanks to our trainer Basu he has been training really hard with all of us and my strength is timing the ball".

Sports Why Rihanna Deleted Her Instagram Post That Supported Bullying Victim Keaton Jones
Author: 0 Why Rihanna Deleted Her Instagram Post That Supported Bullying Victim Keaton Jones

Victoria Beckham took to Instagram, sharing the clip and writing: "As someone who was bullied this hurts and makes me cry.Sending so much love to this fearless young man". "It's not okay. People that are different don't need to be criticized about it". It is "a serious thing that goes on in our society". "The Instagram KimberlyJones_38 is NOT my mom".

Sports Create Christmas trees for small spaces
Author: 0 Create Christmas trees for small spaces

Police say 34-year-old Samuel Antone Johnson was found nearby and allegedly admitted to setting the "Merry Main Christmas Tree " on fire with a book of matches. Be sure to get as much ribbon, tinsel and other non-organic material off of the tree as possible. It's quick, easy and hardly any cost goes into it. "We believe there is no bad choice when it comes to a Christmas tree ", said Jami Warner, the trade group's executive director.

Sports Lindsay McCormick Alleges Sexual Discrimination Against NFL Network
Author: 0 Lindsay McCormick Alleges Sexual Discrimination Against NFL Network

So, Sapp's defense strategy against sexual harassment includes an account that he gave sex toys to three other women he worked with, just not the plaintiff. He told Slater that if Cantor had one, she must have gotten it from one of the women working in makeup. Sapp - Accused of coming into the bathroom as Cantor was preparing a wardrobe and urinating in front of her despite her telling him to get out....

Sports Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho makes title race claim after Bournemouth win
Author: 0 Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho makes title race claim after Bournemouth win

Mourinho has a history of passionate celebrations himself. Mourinho admitted his side were not at their best as they lost 2-1 courtesy of goals from David Silva and Otamendi, either side of Marcus Rashford's equaliser, but made his feelings clear about the decision not to award a penalty after Herrera went down.

Sports Washington Redskins respond to name change hoax from Wednesday
Author: 0 Washington Redskins respond to name change hoax from Wednesday

In another webpage made to look like the Washington Post sports section, the headline read, "Native Leaders Celebrate Victory as Washington Football Changes Mascot to the Redhawks". The culprit also set up a website created to look like a redesign of the Redskins' team website that included photoshopped images of their new mascot.

Sports Giancarlo Stanton officially becomes a Yankee
Author: 0 Giancarlo Stanton officially becomes a Yankee

If could you pull that off, that would be incredible". The New York Yankees already landed the biggest prize of the offseason on Saturday in Giancarlo Stanton , who they acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins . As miserable as Stanton found his Marlins existence, he said he "was not going to be forced to do" something under threat. For Stanton, it's an opportunity to play for a victor.