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GSP confirms dream Whittaker fight despite injury

St-Pierre's win over Bisping was made even more impressive by the fact he was fighting for the first time in almost four years. "It wasn't the strength of the hit, it was more the precision of it", GSP said. I don't want to take the credit away from him. His fear is that St-Pierre will hold up the division by avoiding a title unification bout with interim title holder Robert Whittaker. Read More »

Angels outfielder Justin Upton wins Silver Slugger Award

The 28-year-old set career highs in runs, hits, home runs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the 2017 season. He led the American League in RBI with 119 while also ranking 4th in home runs (39), 5th in slugging (.549) and 5th in OPS (.924). Read More »

Martellus Bennett reportedly claimed by Patriots after release by Packers

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Depending on his health, he missed the Packers Week 9 game against the Lions due to "injury", Bennett should slide seamlessly back into the Patriots offense. To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. Hollister has three receptions for 37 yards. NFL.com also reported that Bennett openly hinted on Instagram last month that he was seriously considering retirement at the end of the season. Read More »

Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer

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He was recently ranked by Mass Live as being the No. 5 prospect in the Red Sox's farm system. Vazquez, meanwhile, will "serve as a liaison between the major league club's advance scouting and statistical analysis efforts, for the objective of presenting information to players and coaches", according to the club's announcement. Read More »

Colts Release Cornerback Vontae Davis

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Pagano has repeatedly told reporters the reason Davis didn't play was a coach's decision. "And I never got confronted and (no one) said, 'Your play has slipped.' Nothing". Pierre Desir started in Davis' place against the Texans and is expected to continue to start with Rashaan Melvin at cornerback. "It's a disagreement because I feel like I was demoted because of my health instead of my ability", he responded. Read More »

Ramos: Real's Door Is Open For Neymar

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The PSG star's father is said to be in talks with Real president Florentino Perez about a future move to Madrid . In recent weeks, there have been reports Neymar is not enjoying life in France, and this news has prompted speculation he could try to push for a move back to La Liga, and possibly Real Madrid , something Ramos would not have a problem with. Read More »

Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos

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For the Denver Broncos , they have plummeted to one of the worst teams in the AFC. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he expects the Denver Broncos fans to make life miserable for them when they visit the Sports Authority Field Sunday. Read More »

Germany's Boateng out of England clash, Kroos doubtful

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Raheem Sterling , Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson all dropped out on Tuesday after Tottenham's Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks had already pulled out of the 25-man squad. Southgate had plumped for a bold squad for the last matches of 2017, with Tammy Abraham , Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez called up for the first time as Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chris Smalling were overlooked. Read More »

Don't write off Chelsea in Premier League title race - Lampard

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City, which has been transformed since the 2008 takeover by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour and won the Premier League in 2012 and 2014, did not win a trophy last season. Chelsea have to be established to stay in the top four every year because they have to play Champions League football. " Antonio Conte came to Chelsea at a time when they finished 10th in the the year before", added Lampard. Read More »

UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, two teammates arrested in China for shoplifting

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Police are insisting the trio remain at a Hangzhou hotel until the legal process is over, ESPN.com reports. A Hangzhou government spokesperson confirmed to AFP that three American citizens had been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting but referred further questions to police, who could not immediately be reached. Read More »

California NAACP wants 'The Star-Spangled Banner' removed as national anthem

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California NAACP President Alice Huffman said the chapter was inspired by NFL player Colin Kaepernkick who came under fire a year ago for kneeling during the national anthem at football games. "That's an extreme way of doing things", said Kenneth Lu, a veteran living in Davis. "Whether there's some kind of little flaw in the context of what this is, I don't see it that way". Read More »

Sergio Aguero Wants to Retire at Independiente

Aguero's vehicle crash in Amsterdam could have been so much worse, but while it caused him to miss two internationals with Argentina , he was back in action fairly quickly for Man City. "And then, I started to score, score, score. Now, I'm doing very well and hopefully we can win the Champions League but it's not easy". City have previously claimed Aguero has already agreed a one-year extension to his current deal, but with the club courting Alexis Sanchez and wielding Gabriel Jesus up ... Read More »

Chuck Person indicted as part of college basketball corruption probe

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Because of Pearl's refusal to cooperate, he has reportedly been informed by the administration that they will fire him should he not change his stance. Auburn is indefinitely holding out center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy, citing "potential eligibility issues". "Their status hasn't changed", Pearl said. Read More »

Jack Butland to be handed chance to impress for England against Germany

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Southgate's side welcome Germany to Wembley for another friendly game this Friday - two days ahead of Remembrance Sunday - and the manager has warned against a repeat of such behaviour. I'm hearing talk of club v country. If picked, Young will play for England for the first time since a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine back in September 2013 and he hasn't yet given up on featuring at next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Jalen Ramsey called AJ Green soft and weak

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As a sophomore this season, he's yielding a sub 45 passer rating when targeted. Talkative Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was more eager to chat than usual on Wednesday. Ramsey and Green haven't spoken since, but Ramsey insisted Green would "see me in the offseason". "If I'm ever in that situation again, best believe I'm going to get active out there". Read More »

Guinness strengthens ties with English rugby union

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Samoa play Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday and England at Twickenham on November 25. Tuilaepa said there was no money to pay for player insurance and the head coach's salary. Host countries are now under no obligation to split gate receipts. Tuilagi believes that it is the responsibility of World Rugby and not the RFU to lift Samoa out of crisis and has called for the personnel at the union to be changed, adding: "There is a lot of anger". Read More »

Ben McAdoo makes sales pitch, but are Giants players buying in?

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The Giants have also had a Monday off day - players typically get Tuesdays off in the National Football League - since McAdoo was hired. Told the gist of the speech - simplifying things, having the players believe in themselves, and predicting a run of wins - Apple said simply: "Great message". Read More »

Celtics' Horford out against Lakers with possible concussion

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He was a standout during his one season at Duke past year as a member of the ACC All-Freshman team after averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29 games. He was on the floor for 29 regular-season games with the Blue Devils, averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, which earned him third-team All-ACC honors and ACC All-Freshman Team honors. Read More »

Packers Release Martellus Bennett

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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that the tight end won't play in Week 10 versus the Chicago Bears , per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . Per ESPN , the team is positioned to file a grievance to reclaim the prorated $4.2 million remaining on his $8 million signing bonus. Read More »

Clemson vs. Florida State not the ACC showdown everyone expected

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State. While FSU has defeated the reigning national champions just once, it's worth noting that it has twice defeated the team that went on to win the title with victories over Miami in 1989 and Florida in 1996. Significantly, Swinney said his Tigers haven't out-recruited Fisher and the Seminoles yet. Now the Seminoles enter Death Valley having lost eight of their last 14 matchups with the Tigers, who turned the rivalry around in 2003 when they knocked off the No. Read More »

Bitcoin hits record high of $7888 after hard fork update suspended

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Nevertheless, the community still objects to the hard fork, thinking it would split the chain. The letter was posted to the Segwit2x mailing list. "This was never the goal of Segwit2x", the letter, signed by six CEOs, said. The decision appeared to acknowledge a bitter controversy that boiled over in recent months, and led many longtime bitcoin developers to blast the SegWit2X plan as corporate takeover. Read More »

Jerry Hires Attorney To Block Roger Goodell's New Contract

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Jones reportedly told several other National Football League owners that he hired prominent lawyer David Boies to represent him. Boies has come under great scrutiny for the handling of Weinstein's demise after numerous women came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault. Read More »

Packers Cut Martellus Bennett, But Don't Bank On Patriots Reunion

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Bennett, who was dealing with a shoulder injury, was released with a "failure to disclose physical condition" designation. "There's a number of opinions that he's working through", McCarthy said of the 30-year-old Bennett. Considering the length of his deal with the Packers , that certainly came as a bit of a surprise. The team already lost Aaron Rodgers due to a broken collarbone and his replacement Brett Hundley is struggling with consistency. Read More »

Josh Gordon says 'real work begins now' after returning to Browns

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Josh Gordon reported to the Browns for the first time since his suspension started in September 2016 and now the wide receiver is optimistic about his return to Cleveland. Four years later, he's played in just five games while being suspended several times for substance abuse violations. "I look at every day as a new opportunity in making it the best I can with what I'm given and what I'm told to do". Read More »

Zinedine Zidane hails 'important' Real Madrid win after hard week

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While that goal was pure agility, Marco Asensio has put in an early bid for the next "most attractive goal of the season" for a thumping drive. After Real Madrid ended a hard week with Sunday evening's 3-0 La Liga victory over Las Palmas, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane admitted his side had "needed the win". Read More »

Tony Stewart could run some 2018 XFINITY races

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Almirola has one NASCAR Cup Series victory, three NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs. "This is the opportunity every racer wants," Almirola said in a press release". Almirola was introduced to the Stewart-Haas employees in a Wednesday team meeting before he was introduced in a news conference alongside team co-owner Tony Stewart . Read More »

Moyes "in a hurry" to improve West Ham

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Moyes handed Januzaj his United debut back in August 2013, with the Belgian choosing to link up on loan with the Scot once again during his time at Sunderland last season. "I can't see myself doing anything before next January at the earliest, but then we will see what is happening". "You can see the turnover of managers at the moment", he said. Read More »

NIA custody for nine held in Kashmir terror funding case

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The NIA said it wanted to probe the involvement of others, including bank officials trying to help them convert the demonetised notes into legal currency. The team arrested three other accused later in the day. On the eve of first anniversary of demonetisation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced on Tuesday a seizure of Rs 36.34 crore in demonetised currency in Delhi in its ongoing probe into cross-border funding of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

Julio Jones to be limited this week with lower leg injury

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Not sticking with the run has gotten the Falcons in trouble plenty of times this season and it will result in a loss if they can not run consistently on Sunday. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Ryan and the offense converting on third down had been an emphasis the last few weeks. Read More »

Draymond Green couldn't resist teasing LeBron James for his 'mood' Instagram

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Let's break it down, because as with all Twitter/Instagram "feuds", there's a little back-and-forth, he said-she said nonsense to follow. Is it fair to wonder whether Cavs superstar LeBron James is so bored from the lack of early-season National Basketball Association intensity that he's actually toying with everyone by posting a meme Monday night that seemed to suggest he's frustrated? LeBron tends to use cryptic memes and online posts to send messages, but not typically this ... Read More »

Srikanth, Saina progress to finals of National Badminton C'ship

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The tall and well-built shuttler said she has to develop her game and improve the overall strength of the body to match the likes of Saina. Earlier, HS Prannoy defeated World No. Srikanth and Prannoy have played four times in their worldwide career, with the former having the last laugh on the last three occasions. Prannoy was crowned champion as Srikanth's backhand hit the net and touched ground on the wrong side for the world No. Read More »

Mesut Ozil demands Jack Wilshere's no10 shirt to sign new Arsenal deal

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And according to The Sun , Ozil wants to be awarded with the No.10 shirt as part of the new contract too. On Wednesday, The Sun have written a spurious claim about Mesut Ozil's contract negotiations with Arsenal. And he is now the German No 10 after Lukas Podolski retired. Wilshere has held the number 10 since Robin Van Persie's departure in 2012. Even when Wilshere was loaned out to Bournemouth, Ozil did not receive the number he so desperately wants. Read More »