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Raiders officially announce Jon Gruden as team's head coach

Gruden completed his final ESPN assignment on Saturday by calling the Tennessee Titans' wild-card win over the Kansas City Chiefs . On Saturday, however, Gruden was in his familiar spot in the broadcast booth serving as color commentator alongside play-by-play partner Sean McDonough. Read More »

Dominant Johnson cruises to victory in Hawaii


There he led by six through three rounds, but stumbled to a closing round 77 to finish tied for second behind Justin Rose. "I got off to a rough start, bogeyed three and four from the middle of the fairway", Johnson said. He has 11 straight seasons winning at least one tournament, the longest current streak on the PGA Tour. Johnson, playing with a large lead during the final round, almost recorded a hole-in-one on the par-4 12th hole. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard suffers partial tear in shoulder


Despite Leonard's injuries, the Spurs own the fifth-best record in the National Basketball Association as they embark on a road trip, beginning with Sunday's matchup with the Blazers. Parker will receive an extra day off, as the Spurs haven't used him on anything less than two days of rest. Let's see if the coaching staff provides an update before the game. Read More »

Why Packers' Reported GM Hire Is Good News For Bill Belichick, Patriots


The Houston Chronicle first reported Sunday that Gutekunst had taken the job. Gutekunst was in the running to replace Ted Thompson in Green Bay, so it can not be ruled out that he will be promoted to general manager. He was also considered one of the frontrunners for the job with the San Francisco 49ers a year ago that eventually went to John Lynch . Packers president Mark Murphy and coach Mike McCarthy interviewed director of football operations Eliot Wolf on Thursday. Read More »

Steelers To Play Jaguars In AFC Divisional Game


ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday evening that McCoy, who is listed as questionable for the game, is likely to play. But, he has his first career playoff win. The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Buffalo Bills 10-3 in Sunday's AFC Wild Card game. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) also were limited Friday and both will suit up for the playoffs. Read More »

Johnny Manziel Offered CFL Contract by Hamilton Tiger-Cats


In a third post, Manziel shared images of him with his fiancee, Bre Tiesi, writing: "Without you I don't know where I would be in my life". "0-16szn" Manziel wrote under a photo of him doing his signature money celebration. The CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats confirmed Sunday that they are attempting to negotiate a contract with quarterback Johnny Manziel , whose rights they have owned for several years. Read More »

Everton fans react to Kevin Mirallas loan exit


Sam Allardyce has therefore allowed him to depart the club with attacking options such as Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aaron Lennon, Wayne Rooney, and Yannick Bolasie all ahead of him in the pecking order. His last start came in the Europa League group game against Apollon Limassol at the beginning of December, which the Blues won 3-0. In his five and a half years at Goodison Park, Mirallas played more than 130 times for the Merseyside club and helped Belgium reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 ... Read More »

Jay Bilas Blasts Teddy Valentine For What He Did To Joel Berry


He is also one of the most respected, which is why he has worked 10 Final Fours in his career, including last year's semifinal between OR and North Carolina. When Berry continued to complain, Valentine turned his back and folded his arms. When play stopped and the teams headed to their respective benches for a TV timeout, Berry picked up the ball and calmly walked toward Valentine, who was standing on the baseline. Read More »

Congress condemns FIR against Tribune reporter


The Indian Express reported Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Alok Kumar confirming that an FIR had been registered under Sections 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the IT Act and Section 36/37 of the Aadhaar Act. Read More »

Coalition forces stop Houthis' attempts to advance into Western Yemen


The Houthis, who are locked in war with Yemen's Saudi-backed government, earlier said they had fired a missile at Saudi Arabia's south-western province of Najran in a statement tweeted by their Al-Masirah television channel. The kingdom's official news agency SPA said that the only destruction was "minor damage" to the private property of a Saudi citizen due to missile parts that dispersed once the missile was intercepted, and added that there were no deaths. Read More »

Saban, Smart meet with media ahead of Monday night clash

Alabama is in search of its fifth national championship in the last nine seasons. "That's the thing about Nick that makes him so great, he works harder than everyone else, but Kirby Smart does the same thing". "They place a lot of emphasis on being well rounded", said West. "You study their players and study their scheme". This game is not really about me. Second-year Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney sounded far more intrigued by the situation and has been all ears this week when ... Read More »

Train Crashes, Bursts Into Flames in S Africa: 18 Killed, 260 Injured


In a recent report, the government's Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) said that, in the 2016/17 financial year, 495 people lost their lives in the country's railway environment and 2 079 were injured. Earlier, emergency services said four people had died and dozens were injured after the passenger train derailed and crashed into a truck before bursting into flames on its way to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth. Read More »

Giants interview Patriots DC Patricia for head-coaching job


But as a top assistant in one of the most successful regimes in National Football League history and with a long history of working with one of the greatest quarterbacks in Tom Brady, he is one of the top candidates on the market. McDaniels served as head coach of the Broncos from 2009-'10, a tenure that produced a 13-19 record and was marred by a broken relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler, who was traded to Chicago months after McDaniels was hired. Read More »

Juventus: 'Alex Sandro can leave if he wants'


As Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United look to sign more players in the January transfer window, it seems that they have now been given a boost in the hunt to do so. A new contract in Turin was then mooted for the 26-year-old defender, but that has not happened either and the exit door remains open. "The Champions League is always our top objective". Read More »

5 things we learned from Real Madrid in 2017


If that changes by June or if we sit down and talk about it, we may sign players in certain positions. Real Madrid are now struggling in La Liga , 14 points adrift of leaders Barcelona with a game in hand. Ramos was forced to miss three games in La Liga, the Champions League and Copa del Rey in November as a result of a gruesome broken nose and was more recently missing for the 5-0 win over Sevilla due to a red card he was shown against Athletic Bilbao the previous week. Read More »

Son rescues point for Spurs against West Ham


Spurs winger Son and West Ham midfielder Obiang staged their own goal-of-the-season contest at Wembley with sublime efforts that will live long in memory. We had no time to prepare, only this morning. Harry Kane did have the ball in the back of the net. 'I was at the first final at the new Wembley when Chelsea beat United, with Didier Drogba scoring the winning goal. Read More »

Andy Murray latest big name to pull out of Australian Open 2018


Murray has not played since Wimbledon in July, opting for rest and rehabilitation as a remedy for his hip, being unsure of the success rate of hip surgeries. The former world No. 1 has made it clear that he is eager to make a comeback to tennis as he simply loves the game so much. "Sorry for the long post but I wanted to keep everyone in the loop and get this off my chest as it's really hurting". Read More »

Simon beats top-seeded Cilic in semis of Maharashtra Open


It was the Frenchman's 13th ATP title and his first since the Open 13 in Marseille three years ago. Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 5 (ANI): Croatian Tennis player Marin Cilic advanced to the semi-finals of the Maharashtra Open with a straight set victory over eighth-seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the quarter-finals at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium on Thursday, here. Read More »

Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers 127-117


Carmelo Anthony added 22 points for the Thunder. However, Blake Griffin (24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) and DeAndre Jordan (26 points, 17 rebounds) were both quiet late as the Clippers' five-game winning streak was snapped. He previously missed 22 games with the injury. They were all eclipsed, though, by rookie guard Terrance Ferguson who had 24 points in a team-high 33 minutes. Read More »

Riyad Mahrez To Undergo Liverpool Medical On Sunday


Mahrez was also linked with Arsenal and Chelsea. After a slump in form last season, Mahrez is back to something like his best this year. Additionally, with the Foxes attempting to finish inside the Top 7 come May, Mahrez will be a pivotal figure for them in the second half of the season. Read More »

Another Royal Baby is on the Way?


A spokeswoman for the couple said: "I can confirm Zara is pregnant with her second child". The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting her second child with her husband Mike . She married Mike in 2011. Not to mention Prince Harry's upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle, which is set for May 19th. Mike and Zara, who married in July 2011 in Scotland, are now enjoying a break in Australia with Mia and were recently spotted on holiday in New Zealand. Read More »

Latest African King, Kane in EPL Player of the month contest


Kane has won the league's Golden Boot award two years running, and now leads the Premier League in goals this term with 18. Kane had a phenomenal month after he scored two successive hattricks against Burnley and Southampton to break the Premier League record for number of goals scored in a calendar year (39 goals). Read More »

Jon Gruden still won't say he's the next Raiders head coach


The expectation is that the official announcement will come Tuesday, which makes sense given that the team has scheduled a press conference to reportedly announce what everyone already knows: Gruden's their guy. After a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, owner Mark Davis fired Del Rio and seized the opportunity to bring back Gruden, who was also contacted when the Raiders hired Dennis Allen in 2012 and Del Rio in 2014. Read More »

Falcons vs. Rams: Odds, Stat Predictions for 2018 NFC Wild-Card Game

Louis Rams . The best of that news probably came Friday, when the Rams released their official Wild Card Game injury report and only one player's name was listed on it. Barron was limited in practice this week by an Achilles' tendon injury, but he was in uniform for the Rams' first playoff game in 13 years. "If you don't stop what they do best, you're just playing right into their trap". Read More »

Zinedine Zidane 'knows nothing' of Real Madrid pursuit of Kepa


Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has passed his medical at Real Madrid and is set to complete his 20 million euros ($24 million) transfer from Bilbao, Spanish media reported on Friday. "I think that Cristiano is a Real Madrid player". "He played for an hour and I thought he looked to be in good shape". "We have no room for error left this season, but we are very excited about that". Read More »

Marcus Mariota Catches His Own Pass For TD

Jeff Triplette, widely regarded as the worst National Football League official, made a call that cost the Chiefs three points and probably some field position in their Wild Card matchup against the Titans. Officially, it's Mariota throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Mariota. It was reviewed to determine if Mariota had crossed the line of scrimmage, but he was behind the line and the play stood. Read More »

Chiefs' Travis Kelce (concussion) will not return to Saturday's game


He was later ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion. Kelce was having a great game at the time, catching a touchdown in the first quarter. Kelce sat out the second half and was in concussion protocol the entire week before being activated before his team faced the Steelers. With less than two minutes remaining before halftime, Kelce took a helmet to the head from Titans safety Jonathan Cyprien at the end of his fourth catch of the afternoon. Read More »

Chiozza helps Florida steal win at Missouri


Robertson appeared to miss Hudson's arm, but the Gators guard stuck out his leg to draw some contact as he released his shot. Gators mobbed Chiozza. Missouri freshman center Jeremiah Tilmon was done for the day with 5:37 left, picking up his fifth foul in just eight minutes on the floor. If Chiozza can continue to be so incredibly efficient in his creation and running of the offense, Florida is one of the best teams in the SEC and becomes hard to beat when March rolls around. Read More »

Late Steenbergen goal lifts Canada to World Juniors gold


International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel admitted on Thursday that the Toronto-Buffalo corridor has been oversaturated with three world junior championships in the region over the past four years, on top of the NHL's World Cup of Hockey in Toronto in the fall of 2016. Read More »

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Odds, Wild Card NFL Betting Pick


They both credited their blocking help, as well - including tight end 's assist on Kamara's fourth-down TD run and a huge push from center on Ingram's fight for a third-down conversion later in the game. It's easy now, in hindsight, to say that first game in Carolina was the turning point for the season, but Payton pegged it immediately, telling the players how a win over the Panthers could've sprung the team back with enough time to achieve its goals. Read More »