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Man United among Champions League last 16

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The post Man Utd, Basel, Roma, Juventus into Champions League last 16 appeared first on Vanguard News . "If you see the teams that you could face even being first it's hard, but it's true that being first you play the second leg at home". Read More »

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have rivals anxious after rout

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In Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino , Coutinho has a supporting cast which can finally supplement a level of cohesion that he desperately craved to join at the Nou Camp last summer. "It proves that we are not trained for the Champions League level", he commented. The way they cut open Spartak Moscow so effortlessly in the first 20 minutes alone will make a number of their rivals stand up and take notice. Read More »

Fire rages near Bel Air, the Getty museum in Los Angeles

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The so-called Skirball Fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. near Mulholland Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Foothill (210) Freeway was closed in both directions between the Golden State (5) Freeway on the west and the Glendale (2) Freeway and aren't expected to be reopened until at least later this morning. Read More »

Roger Goodell finally signs contract extension with NFL

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The NFL's Compensation Committee informed all owners Wednesday that Goodell has signed a new contract, extending his tenure as league commissioner, according to a Pro Football Talk report . Jones had been removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee after his threat of a lawsuit. Goodell reportedly wanted to earn nearly $50 million per year with perks such as use of a private jet for life and lifetime health insurance for his family. Read More »

Giants' Eli Manning to officially start Week 14

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John Mara and I talked, one of the first things he asked was about the quarterback situation, and I said, 'John, my gut is right now Eli should be the starter'". Sales of Manning's jersey surged more than 70 per cent after his benching last week, compared with sales over the previous seven days, according to data from sports retailer Fanatics, which runs the National Football League's official online shop. Read More »

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident

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He did so with Marty Mornhinweg and Brad Childress in Philadelphia and with Doug Pederson in Kansas City, though the sources said Reid will continue to have strong oversight during the game. What changed or led Reid to this decision is not clear, but it is obvious that the Chiefs have an identity problem - especially on defense. The frustration turned back toward the field against the Jets, the Chiefs sixth lost in the last seven games. Read More »

Hornets' Steve Clifford Takes Leave Of Absence To Address Health

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The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that Steve Clifford would be away from the team "for the immediate future" for health-related reasons. "All that other stuff will go out the window when it's time to coach". We're all hoping that the 56-year-old Clifford has a quick recovery. The team did not provide any additional details on the situation "out of respect for Clifford's privacy". Read More »

Dele Alli bids to recover form in weakened Tottenham team

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Despite their domestic struggles, the North Londoners are through to the knockout stages of the Champions League and Alli insists that "there's nothing to worry about". We'll just have to play someone else. "We are going to rest some players, but Dele is going to play". "Manchester City have created a gap, but I'm sure the team will improve and take many lessons from this run". Read More »

Saints prep for Falcons, may have Lattimore

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But, they all didn't leave the weekend that way. I think Philadelphia will come out more focused for this game than they did against Seattle. But the Vikings would sail out of town with 14-9 victory. The Saints had drafted Kamara in the third round of the 2017 draft but still signed Peterson to a free agent contract that served to crowd the running backs room with unusual bedfellows. Read More »

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni all set to lead Chennai Super Kings?

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According to report by the Indian Express , one franchise was reportedly in favour of retaining as many as five players, while another proposed retention of one player per team. 80 crore. The players of CSK and RR were shifted to new franchises, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. Also read: IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL? A decision of squad size was also taken during the meeting. Read More »

Beyonce Presents Sports Illustrated Award to Colin Kaepernick

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After making headlines and inspiring others to follow in his lead with his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest against police brutality, Kaepernick was recently recognized by GQ as Citizen of the Year and was awarded ACLU's honor for Courageous Advocate earlier this week. Read More »

Adams nails 20 points in Thunder win

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Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-94 victory over the Utah Jazz. "He changed the game", Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook said of Roberson. The Jazz were sinking shots and playing aggressive defense as they built up a 17-point lead against the Thunder and appeared to be on their way to their seventh straight win of the season. Read More »

Joel Matip Ruled Out Of Crucial Champions League Clash Vs Spartak Moscow

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Anything less than three points however means that the visitors will be the team to drop into Europe's second-tier competition. After failing to cement their spot in the round of 16 last month in Sevilla , Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side will be looking to make a statement and secure their spot at the top of Group E. Read More »

Steve Smith admits being nervous on final day following Australia's Ashes win

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Starc finished with the figures of 5 for 88 while Lyon and Hazlewood got 2 wickets each. 0 - When Root and Woakes both failed to add to their overnight scores, England were on the fast track to defeat. Australia were now into the England tail and Craig Overton (7) departed plumb lbw to the first delivery with the new pink ball, an inswinger from Starc. Read More »

Man Charged in 2010 Murder of Former Grizzlies Center Lorenzen Wright

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He was drafted seventh by the Clippers in 1996 and played a total of 13 National Basketball Association seasons for the Clippers, Hawks, Cavaliers, Kings and Grizzlies. That person reportedly heard gunshots before the call was dropped. They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later. Read More »

Champions League: United, Juve into Last 16; as Bayern Beat PSG

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Juve, beaten finalists last season, triumphed 2-0 at Olympiacos to progress second behind Group D winners Barcelona , who won 2-0 at home to Sporting. Who's into the knockout stage? This will help us for sure. And Mbappe's fellow Frenchman isn't the only impressive figure to have been passed by the Paris Saint-Germain star with that goal , which also made him the only teenager in the modern-day Champions League to reach the mark. Read More »

Ramos rubbishes Ronaldo rift reports

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Ronaldo has scored just twice in 10 La Liga matches this season as a stumbling start by Madrid has left them eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona . I'd urge everyone not to forget what this team has achieved. Sometimes we have had the odd disagreement over decisions but what matters is that we are both playing for the same team. Read More »

Late wins show what we are, says Guardiola

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They now have 43 points from 15 fixtures, while United have 35. "It showed what we are". "He certainly did, he got both hands to most things that came in, " Moyes said positively. "The pace was better, we had more presence in the box". Bournemouth were aggrieved not to have won a penalty and defender Adam Smith, who thought he was fouled, said the referee had admitted later that it should have been a spot-kick. Read More »

Arkansas Targeting SMU Coach Chad Morris

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The Mustangs will play Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl on December 20 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). SMU coach Chad Morris has emerged as the top target of a program that let go of Bret Bielema on November 24 - shortly after closing out a 4-8 (1-7 SEC) season - and a deal will be done in the next 24 hours. Read More »

JuJu Smith-Schuster receives 1 game suspension

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JuJu Smith-Schuster deserved to get tossed from Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals for his vicious, dirty hit on Vontaze Burfict ( watch here ). After the game, Brown yelled "karma" repeatedly, then said "Touchdown Brown" will pay Smith-Schuster's eventual fine. "The contact you made with your opponent placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury and could have been avoided", Rynyan wrote. Read More »

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

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Asela Gunaratne is back in Sri Lanka squad for ODI series against India. The visitors are also scheduled to play three Twenty20 internationals against India starting on December 20 in Cuttack. However, after reaching the airport, the team had to return, as the team was not granted approval by the Ministry of Sports. Sri Lanka have lost 21 one-dayers in the calendar year and won only four matches. Read More »

Florida State Hiring Willie Taggart As Head Coach

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I can confirm that Willie Taggart is leaving to be the next coach at Florida State. Taggart, whose only Ducks team placed fourth in the Pac-12 North Division with a 4-5 mark, will owe OR a $3 million buyout, plus about $1.5 million of the $1.7 million the U of O paid to buy out his contract with South Florida. Read More »

Russia Pays a Price for Doping Scandal

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The president of the IOC, Thomas Bach , said he was perturbed by the widespread cheating and how the cheating occurred in relation to the Olympic laboratory, which handles drug testing. "They will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag", the IOC said. At the time the IOC's reasoning was that it did not have time to look over the report fully, or verify all of WADA's claims. Read More »

UCF hires Josh Heupel as its next head coach

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The team reportedly offered Sumlin the job Sunday, but he was apparently holding out to see if the OR job would come open if coach Willie Taggart made a decision to take the Florida State job. 13 in the nation, averaging 500.5 yards per game. From there he spent one year as the offensive coordinator at Utah State before landing at Missouri . Read More »

Messi's Statue In Buenos Aires Has Been Vandalized Again

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Marca have an article today which seems created to point out to the world just how much Lionel Messi is being paid on his new contract. However, a statue of the Argentine star has not proved so elusive, as it was recently attacked by vandals for the second time this year. Read More »

Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins get ejected, need to be separated

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This is a unusual trend for Durant, who has never been known to have a short fuse on the court and has teammates who are much more suited for the brash shit-talker role. Nick Friedell of ESPN.com passed along comments from Durant, who felt the latest ejection was "pretty quick" after he got into an argument with Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins , about the recent run of getting kicked out of games. Read More »

Arsenal Ready To Sell Theo Walcott In January - West Ham & Southampton Keen

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Walcott has mainly featured in cup competitions for Arsenal this season and his contract expires in 2019, with his future at the club looking increasingly uncertain. Meanwhile, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers could also all be sold or loaned out in January as Wenger looks to raise funds by offloading a number of fringe players. Read More »

De Gea the saving grace for Mourinho

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Antonio Valencia beautifully fired home the opener, before Jesse Lingard drilled home the second after some impressive link-up play involving Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial. It was De Gea, however, who Mourinho singled out for special praise, telling BT Sport, "I told him after the match, what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world". Read More »

Jamie Carragher hopes Liverpool will 'f*** up' Everton's Christmas in FA Cup

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AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic Coventry City vs. There's a Merseyside Derby at Anfield between Liverpool and Everton , and another hot rivalry will see Brighton and Hove Albion meet Crystal Palace . Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will want a similar result on their next trip to Nottingham as the north Londoners look to mount a successful defence of the FA Cup , having beaten Chelsea in May's final. Read More »

Vontaze Burfict Stretchered Off Field After DIRTY Block From JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Seeing an opportunity to take a free shot at Burfict, Smith-Schuster stuck his helmet into Burfict's jaw on a block, then stood over Burfict when he was down and taunted the clearly injured man. In fact, Burfict doesn't even believe Brown was genuinely hurt. "You do the wrong things, you get the wrong things out of it". It's not personal between no one. Read More »

Injury Report for the Indiana Pacers' Matchup with the New York Knicks

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Orlando built a 17-point lead but NY put together a 10-0 run early in the third frame and tied the ball game at 85-85 with 5:49 remaining in the period. The Knicks hung tough against Orlando, but playing on back-to-back nights without their top two scorers is just too much a burden for them to overcome. Read More »

On the second try, the Silverdome's implosion is a success

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Crews placed explosives in steel beams, which did break off. "We had a lot of difficulty getting people out of here the other night.we don't know if someone accidentally pulled the wire off". "Without the shaped charges going, the structure wasn't going to fall". One more wrote it's a "Fitting end for the #silverdome ". The Lions played at the suburban Detroit facility from 1975 through 2001. Read More »