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Kohli returns to lead India's ODI team in SA


Also still missing from India's ODI squad is spin twins Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja - the first-choice pair in the Test team. India thrashed Sri Lanka on Friday to wrap up the Twenty20 series with a game to spare, Rohit Sharma scoring the joint-fastest century in the shortest format at worldwide level, reaching three figures from only 35 balls. Read More »

Teams Believe Aaron Rodgers Should Be Released Due to IR Violation


Eight starts later, it's not a word anyone would use to describe the third-year quarterback's play. Either way, what looked like a marquee Week 16 game in prime time when the National Football League released its 2017 schedule in April turned into a glorified exhibition game, with players looking to make an impression for next season and coaches perhaps trying to justify their employment. Read More »

Lonzo Ball to miss Lakers' Christmas game because of sprained shoulder


Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an National Basketball Association game in Los Angeles Saturday. "I am not really sure what happened but definitely felt it pop kind of", Ball said Saturday. During a five-game span heading into Saturday night, Ball made 47% of his three-pointers. Read More »

Mutko temporarily steps aside as RFS president to fight International Olympic Committee ban


Besides being a former Russian sports minister, Mutko has been a longtime sports policy associate of President Vladimir Putin. Mutko, who is Russia's deputy prime minister, received that sanction after the release of the Schmid Report, commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, confirmed allegations of widespread manipulation of anti-doping procedures during his tenure, chiefly at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Read More »

Josh Rosen could be second QB to force his way from Browns


Josh Rosen will be feeling blue if the Browns snag the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft . It's hard to blame anyone for not wanting to play in Cleveland, but Rosen heading back to UCLA and risking further injury behind a struggling offensive line would make less sense than being the top overall pick. Read More »

Embiid, Redick help 76ers defeat Knicks


Porzinigs finished with 44.4 FanDuel points for 5.1x value against the Philadelphia 76ers . After a close game for the first three quarters - neither team led by more than seven points - the 76ers broke loose with a big run midway through the fourth quarter. Read More »

Nike (NKE) PT Set at $58.00 by Piper Jaffray Companies

The stock decreased 2.29% or $1.48 during the last trading session, reaching $63.29. 20,414,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,686,334. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of Nike in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. The firm has "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research given on Tuesday, October 17. Read More »

Eagles face Raiders Christmas night at home


Kelly traded Foles after the 2014 season and was sacked the following year. Now, he's the starter looking to help Philadelphia (12-2) win a Super Bowl . The previous record for most games at the start of a season without an interception was six. "I think he's a good teacher". The good news is, he shouldn't need to, especially if the defense does its job. Read More »

Seahawks' Thomas tells Cowboys to 'come get me'


They allowed Rams running back Todd Gurley to run for 152 yards and score four touchdowns, one week after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette to run for 101 yards during their 30-24 loss to the Jaguars. Thomas, who attempted to enter the Cowboys locker room following the game, approached their coach Jason Garrett in the tunnel and could be heard saying, "if y'all have the chance, come get me". Read More »

Meta? Milner says Liverpool have to be "more boring"


Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was on the receiving end of a hammering from the Arsenal attack, but many fans felt that the Reds' stopper should have done more to prevent Arsenal from scoring some of their goals. "We were scared to play our game, we are at our best when we play our football and pass it around quickly". But a lot of Liverpool fans were not happy with one player's performance in the game on Friday. Read More »

Arsene Wenger hits out at Jose Mourinho and his style of football


While Wenger wasn't open to talking about Ozil's future, he added some clarity on Jack Wilshere's situation with the club, claiming that the Gunners would like to keep the players they've brought up through their system. Wenger admitted Arsenal had been out-classed in the first half at the Emirates Stadium, but he was impressed with the way they fought back with such verve. Read More »

Wilshere: Arsenal were scared of playing against Liverpool

The dramatic shifts in momentum and emotional rollercoaster experienced by supporters of both clubs may have been better than The Last Jedi, and a full hour shorter. Arsenal's first goal came from nowhere as Sanchez crept up on an unassuming Joe Gomez to head in a rare successful cross into Liverpool's defensive third. Read More »

Cavs announces status of Tyronn Lue, JR Smith for Christmas Day game

A few days later, coach Steve Kerr seemed to indicate that Curry would not play on Christmas , saying he would be "shocked" if Curry suited up, and added that it would be "irresponsible" for him to play. This is the first meeting between the two since Game 5 of the 2017 Finals , and many things have changed for Cleveland; they lost superstar guard Kyrie Irving but now have a far deeper bench than they had a year ago, with the likes of veteran Dwyane Wade and former Boston wing Jae ... Read More »

Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned


The Brazil worldwide has been utilised at the top of the Liverpool team under Jurgen Klopp this season. In truth, his team have been frozen for years, preserved in aimless aspic whilst Liverpool and Tottenham usurp them in the Champions League . Read More »

Real capable of impossible - Iniesta


Barcelona increased its lead to nine points over second-place Atletico Madrid, which lost at Espanyol on Friday. Campo believes that if Madrid are to regain the title that they won last May, this is a fixture they simply have to win - but he has warned that it is a formidable challenge against such opponents. Read More »

Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match

FIDE had said in November it was undertaking a "huge effort" to ensure all players were granted visas. Israel Gelfer, vice president of FIDE, whose Secretariat is based in Athens, told Reuters in an email that visas for the Israeli players "have not been issued and will not be issued". Read More »

Stokes set to get green light for IPL return


He went onto repay the faith with winning the IPL 10 's most valuable player award. The ECB granted the 26-year-old a no-objection certificate to play in New Zealand , and he is also provisionally selected in a 16-man squad for the one-day global leg of England's Ashes tour - starting next month. Read More »

10 men Leicester City holds Man United to a 2-all draw


United conceded another stoppage-time goal at Leicester on Saturday as Harry Maguire's strike rescued a 2-2 draw for the 10-man hosts to leave Jose Mourinho's side 13 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. On Sunday French paper L'Equipe have revealed what Mata's celebration was all about. Lingard was then denied by the woodwork on 72 minutes as Lukaku sent him through on goal , with the winger rounding Schmeichel before striking the right post and firing over on ... Read More »

Instant analysis of Falcons' 23-13 loss to Saints


Brees joined Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League to throw for more than 70,000 yards. The Falcons (9-5) struggled with penalties in the opening half, committing six for 59 yards. The Cleveland Browns secured the number one draft pick after losing their 15th straight game this season 20-3 at the Chicago Bears. Read More »

Vucevic (broken finger) out 6-8 weeks


His absence is just the latest major injury for the Magic. "I've never been part of a team that had so many injuries, and a lot of them are for quite some time, so it's very unfortunate", Vucevic said . After opening the season 8-4, Orlando has endured separate losing streaks of nine and seven games in length, the latter of which is ongoing. "I tried to get out", Vucevic said. Read More »

Klopp's Probable 4-3-3 Liverpool XI vs Swansea


Easy enough, right? Well apparently nobody told Laurent Koscielny, who was caught watching the play unfold to the right of Cech's goal when the ball moved to an unmarked Roberto Firmino at the top of the box, directly in front of the Arsenal goal. Read More »

I understand Sergio Aguero's frustration - Pep Guardiola


The goal was Aguero's 100th at the Etihad Stadium . The Brazilian found Aguero with a lovely cross and the Argentine made no mistake in powering a diving header beyond Begovic and into the bottom-left corner. It was Watford's fourth consecutive defeat. A 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion took Stoke three points clear of the relegation zone to ease the pressure on Hughes. Read More »

With win against Jaguars, 49ers proving all is possible with Jimmy Garoppolo


They also have a chance to clinch a first-round by, but they'd have to win out and hope for a loss by the New England Patriots and/or the Pittsburgh Steelers by the end of the regular season. Then came a touchdown drive keyed by a Dontae Johnson pass-interference penalty, a replay reversal of a DeForest Buckner forced fumble and ultimately Leonard Fournette's 1-yard TD run for a 16-9 deficit. Read More »

Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys

When you have something like that play out in front of us all, when it's over, you are ready to move forward and get back to the normal things that you love to do. Graham's second-quarter touchdown made him the first National Football League tight end with at least 10 scoring catches in a season for two franchises. Read More »

Todd Gurley leaves entire Titans defense in dust on 80-yard TD


Despite being on the road against the Titans, the Rams are favored by a touchdown in this one and should win fairly easily. One more: "Woooo!" McVay said before giving the Rams off until Wednesday. He motored to the outside, found space and gained 10 yards, putting the ball at the 3 to set up an easy touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Sammy Watkins . Read More »

Antonio Brown: Pittsburgh Steelers WR doubtful for wild-card round


Brown was on his way to a potential MVP season before the injury. I think the chances are better than you might think. The Patriots benefitted and gained the inside track on home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with their win against the Steelers , though it took a late overturned touchdown and last-second end zone interception to seal the game. Read More »