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MLB, MLBPA, Cuba strike deal letting players sign without defecting

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After years of criticizing the MLB for poaching some of their best players, Cuban baseball federation officials said Wednesday they were proud of the new partnership. "To know future Cuban players will not have to go through what we went through makes me so happy", Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said. "We have to see how it works, but it should be great for the players", he said, via the Washington Post . Read More »

Real Madrid claim third straight Club World Cup title

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Al Ain had shocked River Plate on penalties in the semi-final but never looked like following that up with a famous win at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Modric put Real ahead early on as his curling effort from the edge of the box flew into the top corner. Karim Benzema received the ball from Lucas Vazquez and, with his back to Al Ain's goal, passed it to the Modric, who curled the ball past goalkeeper Khalid Essa. Read More »

Crystal Palace shock defending champions Manchester City in English Premier League

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Guardiola is cautiously nursing De Bruyne back to fitness from the Belgian's second knee injury of the season and decided not to start him after he played 71 minutes against Leicester in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. When you play a lot of games, everyone has to play. They could've won, they could draw, they could've lost. "He will learn", Guardiola said. He has scored a few special goals in his time at Selhurst Park but given the occasion and the size of the task they had at the Etihad, ... Read More »

Joshua Labels Whyte An 'Idiot' After Post-Fight Exchange

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After the highlight reel knockout, Whyte turned his attention to WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua, who was seated ringside and providing commentary for Sky Sports and directed a callout at the 6 foot 6 inch champ. "If there's anyone that deserves a title shot it's Dillian Whyte". " I want that lanky piece of sh*t next ", Jamaican-born Brixton fighter Whyte bellowed, gesturing at Joshua. Read More »

Ashwin in doubt as India coach demands openers step up

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The all-rounder took to Twitter and posted a picture with his India teammates during a practice session and captioned it the "best selfie ever". The respective pace attacks are unlikely to receive anywhere near as much assistance at the MCG, where two of the past four Tests have ended in a draw. Read More »

College Basketball Showdown: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Duke Blue Devils

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Williamson finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the game with several National Basketball Association executives, including Knicks president Steve Mills , in attendance. The next highest scorer has been Matt Mooney with 11 points a game. Duke missed 17 of the 20 3-pointers it attempted Thursday night - and turned the ball over 19 times. Read More »

Three takeaways from the FIFA Club World Cup final

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Real Madrid won another Club World Cup on Saturday afternoon and Santiago Solari , who became the first Argentine to win the trophy, gave praise to former coach Zinedine Zidane for making the latest triumph a possibility with last season's Champions League win. Read More »

Guardiola dismisses Klopp's claim of infallible City

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Goals by Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were enough to take Liverpool four points clear of champions Manchester City who face Crystal Palace on Saturday. "The boys worked very hard and it's difficult to play against Liverpool , especially when they're in front. He's been fantastic for us", he added. Read More »

Schefter: former Bills QB Peterman to sign with Raiders

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It's been 14 weeks since the opponents clashed, and if the Raiders win, it'll be nice to hold bragging rights until the two teams meet again in 2019. Peterman's been anything but a pro-ready quarterback to this point in his career. Peterman completed 44-of-81 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown and seven interceptions in four appearances with the Bills this season. Read More »

Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend Rockets Goal of the Year vs

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Ilkay Gundogan gave the Premier League champions the lead just before the half hour mark, however, their advantage was short lived with Jeffrey Schlupp equalising a few minutes later before Townsend gave 15th placed Palace a shock lead with a handsome volley at the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Rockets Set NBA Record With 26 3-Pointers

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Gary Clark tied the old record of 25 set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017 with 2:42 remaining. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden had six three-pointers on the way to 35 points. "They shot the sh*t out of it", bluntly said Bradley Beal , who scored 28 points in a losing effort for the Wizards. "We knew that if we didn't at least attempt it, we would have heard it in the locker room", said Carter-Williams. Read More »

National Football League suspends Patriots WR Gordon indefinitely

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened his press conference Friday addressing Josh Gordon's suspension from the National Football League, calling it an "unfortunate situation". After another violation of the league's substance abuse policy, Gordon missed the entire 2015 NFL season. Without him in the lineup, the Patriots will be forced to rely on less-than-stellar pass catchers like Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Phillip Dorsett (who has barely seen the field since Gordon joined the ... Read More »

Manchester United Will Be Without Romelu Lukaku vs Cardiff

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It's a unusual, odd feeling but then suddenly it became part of you and it was home. "You go out there and express your skills". A message sent in a group chat made by United players reportedly revealed that Sanchez said: "I told you so!" Lots of my management evolves around what I learnt from him. Read More »

Raptors' Lowry, Ibaka to sit out against Pacers

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Jonas talks about the evolution of bigs in the modern National Basketball Association and how Danny has started to add more of a post game to his arsenal. "I have to make those free throws, I have to make the plays". The Raptors went into halftime trailing 58-50 despite a 13-point first half from Leonard. Read More »

Dodgers send Puig, Kemp to Reds in multi-player swap

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Yasiel Puig's time in Los Angeles is over. He quickly became a fan favorite while helping Los Angeles to a pair of NL pennants, despite his overall rocky relationship with the team. While on the surface the Dodgers are losing four players that have helped them win a lot of games and six National League West titles over the years, they are clearing up both roster spots and payroll. Read More »

Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years

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The Pelicans center said he appreciated the kind words of James, who admitted Tuesday it would be " amazing " to play with Davis, but he couldn't quite reciprocate the longing publicly. New Orleans is hellbent on retaining Davis and has tried to do so by putting potentially helpful pieces around him like Julius Randle , Elfrid Payton and Nikola Mirotic, who was acquired last season. Read More »

Red Sox shouldn’t be concerned if Manny Machado joins Yankees

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They hope he signs with the club as a free agent and they planned to make their desire to have him clear during a face-to-face meeting at the ballpark that was scheduled to last several hours. He later clarified those comments by saying he doesn't believe in fake hustle. So far this winter, the Phillies have added a former All-Star in the outfield and one in the infield as well. Read More »

Washington Redskins' Montae Nicholson Assault Video Released

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The dramatic video shows the National Football League safety pummeling a man in the middle of a street at One Loudoun shopping plaza at around 2 a.m. The witness added that the issues between Nicholson and Maggiore and the victims started before the incident with the auto, and the man in red who was slammed to the ground by Nicholson was trying to stop the fight. Read More »

Ban was a learning curve and gave new perspective: Steve smith

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Smith is suspended from playing worldwide and domestic cricket until the end of March along with vice-captain David Warner, while Cameron Bancroft returns from his suspension as of December 30th. "For me in the room, I walked past something and had the opportunity to stop it and I didn't do it and that was my leadership failure", Smith said. Read More »

Berbatov: Solskjaer should be allowed to keep job if Man Utd improve

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Manchester United's board must share the blame with Jose Mourinho for the club's current predicament, says former Red Devils goalkeeper Mark Bosnich. "With the amount of games coming up, they have got a chance to show that they are Manchester United players". Everyone starts with a clean slate. Read More »

Carlos Beltran To Join Yankees As Special Advisor

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The Yankees are among the teams meeting with Machado this week, but Beltran told Rojas that his new gig has nothing to do with the team's pursuit of the All-Star infielder. The 41-year-old Beltran also played for Kansas City, St. Louis, San Francisco and the New York Mets . " I told him that I was planning on retiring and eventually I said to him, 'If there is anything that I could do for (the Yankees) organization once I retire, I will be available because honestly the time that I spent ... Read More »

Ole Gunnar Gifts United's Receptionist With A Bar Of Norwegian Choc

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He said: "The amount of games coming up is no problem because we've got quality players and they'll get a chance to show that they're Man Utd players". He is a club legend there and that immediately means he will get respect from the players and the fans. Am I going to pass on my big break?' Mourinho won the EFL Cup and Europa League during his spell in charge but departs with United sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 adrift of the top four. Read More »

Liverpool's Milner available for Wolves trip

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Both Wolves and Liverpool come into this contest having won their last three Premier League matches, and while Jurgen Klopp's side clearly start as favourites, this will be a tricky visit to an in-form, well-organised side who have started scoring goals. Read More »

Cam Newton Injury Flips Falcons to Favorites Over Panthers in Week 16

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Newton has struggled with a sore right shoulder for most of the year as the Panthers sunk to 6-8, and are all-but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with two games remaining. Rivera added: "We had the opportunity to visit with the doctors, the trainers and Cam himself". "Crazy enough things can happen, and we'll see from there". Read More »

Ex-Browns WR Josh Gordon faces another indefinite suspension

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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he was " stepping away from football " to focus on his mental health , just months after completing a suspension for substance abuse issues. Gordon, 27, was suspended the entire 2015 season, one year after serving a two-game suspension, all for drug violations, and has been banned a total of 56 games in his career. Read More »

Emery confirms Arsenal will play some youngsters against Tottenham

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Tottenham match on Wednesday, Dec. 19", the statement said. He made light of the moment on social media following the game, posting a photograph where he is gesturing to Arsenal fans with the game's scoreline. Arsenal are set to release midfielder Aaron Ramsey sometime next year and Unai Emery is now busy trying to bring in a replacement for the Welsh worldwide. Read More »

Pistons falter late, as Lamb's jumper helps Hornets to wild win

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This led to a technical foul being assessed, sending Detroit to the charity stripe for a free free throw. Hornets players Bismack Biyombo and Malik Monk stormed the court to celebrate with their teammates with.3 seconds left on the clock, which is enough time in the National Basketball Association to catch and shoot. Read More »

Chelsea happy to have a chance at redemption against Spurs, says Zola

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The speed machine has shown he can performer to great levels in the Premier League over the last couple of years and his England call-up recognised that. "A very hard draw, another London derby". Chelsea booked their spot in the last four with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Eden Hazard's deflected victor. Read More »

Mets reportedly to sign Wilson Ramos

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In 111 games (73 at catcher) for the Rays and Phillies in 2018, Ramos slashed.306/.358/.487, hitting 15 homers. The deal will pay him $19 million over two years with a $7 million team option in 2021, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post . Read More »

EPL: Mourinho gets new job after Manchester United sack

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Santiago Solari was appointed Lopetegui's replacement and has overseen nine victories from his 11 matches in charge. Mourinho's two-and-a-half year tenure came to an end on Tuesday after the embattled manager was sacked by United, who fell 19 points off the pace following their 3-1 defeat to Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday. Read More »