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Antonio Brown happy about Juju Smith-Schuster's block on Burfict

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Brown also said, "I liked that, I liked that", when discussing the block, per Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review. Smith-Schuster was flagged for taunting and unnecessary roughness. He went on to miss the team's next playoff game in the AFC Championship. And while there's going to be a segment of the populations (particularly Steelers fans) who won't feel sympathetic for Burfict, there's really no excusing this sort of play when there's such a serious risk for injury. Read More »

De Bruyne hails squad character

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Kevin De Bruyne believes the character in the Manchester City squad has been key to establishing a 20-match winning run. "It's a good gap but doesn't mean anything". That gives us the best chance to win. "Are you going to say, if we don't win anything at the end of the season, you are going to talk about the 20 wins we have now?" he said. Read More »

Arsenal had plenty of positives from the Man Utd game

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Prior to the game on Saturday, Arsenal announced that Alexandre Lacazette would be starting in the much-anticipated encounter against bitter rivals Manchester United . After Arsenal got their early game jitters out, they dominated the game. "It was a mystery yes (not scoring more goals), but David de Gea was man-of-the-match by a clear mile". Read More »

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea need Manchester City to slip up in title race

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Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere shed light on the rivalry between the players five years ago, claiming that Fabregas' motivation to score against the Blues would be his contempt for Lampard. Fabregas has impressed in Chelsea's midfield in recent weeks after a series of dazzling displays that have seen him link up well with Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard . Read More »

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints - 12/7/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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New Orleans' leading receiver, Michael Thomas, has 75 receptions for 875 yards and three touchdowns. Austin Hooper hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Vikings. Falcons' inactives :WR Williams, CB Trufant, RB Magee, CB Poole, LB Weatherspoon, OL Harlow and OL Pasztor. The New Orleans Saints (9-3) are on top of the NFC South and they need to have strong finish to be in the playoffs. Read More »

Clattenburg: I allowed Tottenham to self-destruct

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MARK CLATTENBURG has astonishingly admitted to letting Tottenham "self-destruct" during the infamous Battle of the Bridge. Clattenburg, 42, left his post in the Premier League to take a job as Saudi Arabia's head of referees. Although Clattenburg believes it was his lenient refereeing that ended up benefiting the match. "Some referees would have played by the book, Tottenham would have been down to seven or eight players and they would've been looking for an excuse". Read More »

The 2018 Oscars Will Start a Little Bit Earlier

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The ceremony will happen at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Likewise, Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are repeating as producers. The Critics' Choice Awards: Nominations will be announced on December 6. There's no La La Land this year-i.e. a film that easily translates to a major awards ceremony-but we can reasonably expect at least one joke about the title of Lady Bird . Read More »

SUM president Kathy Carter close to US Soccer presidency run

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While his decision isn't a surprise given the USA failure to qualify for World Cup 2018, Gulati had demurred on addressing his future plans since the qualification collapse in October. If World Cup 2026 is as successful as many would imagine, Gulati could walk away with far more than that. Gulati took over as U.S. Soccer President in 2006 and has run unopposed in every subsequent election. Read More »

Baker Mayfield named Heisman finalist again

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Mayfield is considered the favorite to win the award this year, despite some off-field issues that have clouded his candidacy. OU's other Heisman finalists were linebacker Brian Bosworth (1986), quarterback Josh Heupel (2000), quarterback Jason White (2003 and 2004), running back Adrian Peterson (2004), quarterback Sam Bradford (2008) and wide receiver Dede Westbrook (2016). Read More »

Anthony Davis' MRI results come back negative, considered day-to-day

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Davis was removed from Saturday's game against the Blazers and was seen walking with crutches, which was obviously a concerning development for the All-Star forward. Davis, 24, is averaging 25.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 21 games this season. Frontcourt partner DeMarcus Cousins went on a tear during his absence, posting 38 points and eight rebounds as Davis watched from the sidelines. Read More »

Pontiac Silverdome implosion fails after initial blast

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But when it was time for the blast, charges on eight key support beams didn't go off. Hundreds gathered to watch the demolition of the former home of the Detroit Lions on Sunday morning, but the iconic stadium remained standing after the failure of charges meant to cut the beams down. Read More »

NBA Suspends Shaun Livingston, Referee Courtney Kirkland

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There was 6:24 left in the second quarter at the time. After getting tossed from the game, Livingston untucked his white jersey as he walked off the court. Sunday's ejection was Livingston's second in 803 career National Basketball Association games and his first in 720 regular-season games. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr noted after Sunday's win that Livingston was already going to sit the game to rest. Read More »

Nikola Vucevic leads Magic over Knicks 105-100

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With Porzingis out, Michael Beasley is slated to take over starting power forward duties, making him an intriguing low-priced option for Sunday's DFS slate. It is expected that the Knicks will use Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee , Damyean Dotson, Michael Beasley , and Enes Kanter . He's averaged 12.7 points and 7.5 rebounds in 12 games against in with three double-doubles. Read More »

No. 2 Oklahoma To Face No. 3 Georgia In CFB Playoff Semifinal

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He mentioned he got his number changed and that he was a fan of the "creativity" he heard from the Georgia faithful. "I think it's awesome that it's in the Rose Bowl, so that you get to go out to the Granddaddy of Them All and play in a venue that a lot of these kids in the southeast don't get an opportunity to go to", Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. Read More »

3-5-1-1: Chelsea's Strongest Possible XI vs Atletico Madrid

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You can just give up and accept you are not going to be part of the team or the club in the future. The other is what I did, put your head down and be humble, show him that he's wrong. I try to make the best decision. "I am only 30". "What is 30? Nothing". What is that? It is nothing, I'm very young. Especially how I play, the position I play. Read More »

LaVar pulls LiAngelo from UCLA

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Apparently, LaVar is upset over UCLA's treatment of his son following the indefinite suspension that the university brought down on LiAngelo for stealing sunglasses while with the team in China. LaVar Ball is taking the reins on his suspended son's basketball future. LaVar's people tell TMZ the famous dad thinks, "There's no need to break down a kid's spirit for making a mistake". Read More »

Sabres place Moulson on waivers

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Wilson, 25, didn't register a point in his 18 games with the Red Wings, mainly playing on the fourth line. Wilson failed to record a point while playing in 17 games this season with Detroit , which acquired the 25-year-old Ontario native from the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 21. Read More »

Boise State takes on OR in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl

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The Ducks (7-5) won their last two games to earn bowl eligibility, energized by the return of quarterback Justin Herbert. First, the Seminoles lost Deondre Francois in a top-five battle against Alabama to start the season. OR has been in a bowl game for 12 of the past 13 years. Stadium and city: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. The Boise State Broncos are the 2017 Mountain West champions, with a 10-3 record overall and a 7-1 record within the conference. Read More »

Man United vs CSKA Moscow predictions

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Jose Mourinho expands on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's road to recovery and confirms he will not feature for Man United against CSKA. "He sometimes needs some very hard work on the muscular area which supports (the) knee which had problems". United head in to the final game sitting three points clear at the top of Group A following their shock defeat to Basel but as they boast a +9 better goal difference over third-placed CSKA, the Reds simply need to avoid a heavy defeat to guarantee their place ... Read More »

Pretty obvious: Arsenal won't win Premier League with Wenger - Adams

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However, a counter-attack saw Lingard score again to restore the two-goal lead and ultimately seal the win despite Pogba picking up a red card with 16 minutes remaining. But we were not efficient. "I believe the game, it has to make us angry and even more determined", he told the press after the defeat to United. "I'm angry and disappointed because at the end we have nothing to show for it and even at 2-1 we made another mistake at the back that made the game even more hard". Read More »

Bad for Liverpool: Star is out vs Spartak Moscow

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The Reds have still not qualified for the last-16 of the competition. "We will see", Jurgen Klopp told the club's official website. Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that defender Joel Matip will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow due to injury. Read More »

Lakers enforcing 'LaVar Ball Rule' hopefully means less from LaVar Ball

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The rule forbids media members from being in the area of the arena under the basket near the visiting locker room - which is where associates of athletes wait for them. "They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son", Ball told Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. I tell him to go get the victory. "I see tendencies in his game -they're trying to baby him a little bit". Read More »

Jimbo Fisher 'never had any intention of leaving Florida State'

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Florida State improved to.500 for the first time this season, and is eligible to extend the nation's longest bowl streak to 36 years after a 42-10 victory over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday afternoon in Doak Campbell Stadium. "It was a no-brainer", Fisher said Monday morning in College Station. Of course, the 10-year, $75 million contract may have had something to do with it. Read More »

Carlo Ancelotti rules himself out of Socceroos job

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Ancelotti had been linked with a number of jobs, including at Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton, prior to the pair appointing new bosses. But the 58-year-old, who confirmed talks with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), wants to remain involved in club football. Read More »

Manchester United Announce Signing of French Youngster Aliou Traore

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Traore had formerly been with PSG's academy but departed the club in August of past year. At that time, French publication Le Parisien reported both Juventus and Manchester City also had the player in their sights, but it was reported back in June that United had seen off that interest and agreed a three-year contract with the powerful midfielder . Read More »

Steelers at Bengals: Preview, prediction, odds and pick

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The latter is coming back from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week's game, but is second on the team with five touchdown receptions. Divisional matchups are important no matter the context of the season and both teams will be looking to get bragging rights by the time the final whistle blows. Read More »

Man United's Matic, Ibrahimovic ruled out of CSKA game

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It came as a major blow for both Pogba and United , who have been significantly more commanding in midfield since the Frenchman's return from injury. The 22-year-old's contract with Schalke expires at end of the season, which means he could leave for free in seven months' time. "I am not going to make him play tomorrow so Matic is out", he told a news conference on Monday. Read More »

Derrick Rose returns to Cavs, resumes rehab on ankle

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The Cavs have been very supportive of Rose throughout his time away from the team, but during that stretch without him they've finally gotten things together. Rose injured the ankle October 20 at Milwaukee and has missed several games. Rose, who signed a one-year, $2.1 million veteran's minimum deal to join the Cavs this season, has been debating on whether he wanted to return to the team or even continue an National Basketball Association career following a sprained ankle. Read More »