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Texans GM Rick Smith taking extended leave of absence

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle cited many sources about the clash of egos between the two and the tension that has surrounded the squad because the two dislike each other that much. "This was an extremely hard decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team bath on and off the field". Smith's priorities are understandably and appropriately elsewhere wi... [Full Article...]

Should the Philadelphia Eagles rest their starters in week 17?

Should the Philadelphia Eagles rest their starters in week 17? The unit has avoided injuries for most of the year, with the exception being Hicks. The Philadelphia Eagles' Week 17 tilt with the Dallas Cowboys may not have any playoff implications, but there's plenty to pay attention to in this one. [Full Article...]

Atiku, Secondus react to victory — George Weah

Atiku, Secondus react to victory — George Weah He has drawn some criticism for picking Jewel Howard-Taylor, the powerful ex-wife of former warlord and president Charles Taylor, as his vice-president. "All we are asking is for all Liberians to come together so we can build our country". He played for top local clubs before starting his worldwide career in Cameroon, then moved on to AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, where he became famous. [Full Article...]

Thompson, McLaurin lead Bulldogs past Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl

Thompson, McLaurin lead Bulldogs past Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl Louisville's defense did a good job of bailing out the Cardinals after Jackson's four interceptions, allowing just 10 points off turnovers and coming up with stops to get the ball back in the hands of the offense. Louisville is entering the TaxSlayer Bowl down two defensive standouts, as cornerback Jaire Alexander and defensive lineman James Hearns have elected to skip the bowl to prepare for th... [Full Article...]

Big Ten Bowl Preview: 2017 Playstation Fiesta Bowl

Big Ten Bowl Preview: 2017 Playstation Fiesta Bowl The Nittany Lions lost a chance at the CFP with consecutive losses to Ohio State and No. 24 Michigan State, but ended up in a familiar place: The Fiesta Bowl , where they had not lost in six previous trips. However, when Pettis sprinted toward the sideline and looked to extend the play with a lateral after he crossed the 50, he tossed the ball right into the arms of Penn State's Brandon Smith, ... [Full Article...]

US Crude Oil Price Hits $60 a Barrel, Highest Since Mid

US Crude Oil Price Hits $60 a Barrel, Highest Since Mid U.S. oil prices hit their highest since mid-2015 on the final trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American output and a fall in commercial crude inventories stoked buying. WTI prices were further boosted by an EIA report of a 4.6 million barrel weekly drop in US commercial crude storage levels. The price rose 58 cents to $60.42 a barrel in NY on Friday, propelled by Energy Depart... [Full Article...]

Buccaneers to reportedly retain Dirk Koetter for 2018

Buccaneers to reportedly retain Dirk Koetter for 2018 Koetter is 13-18 in his two seasons as head coach but has been instrumental in the progress of third year quarterback Jameis Winston . Despite a nine-year layoff, Gruden has been putting together a staff behind the scenes and is serious about making a return. [Full Article...]

Colorado Rockies reportedly sign Wade Davis to three-year deal

Colorado Rockies reportedly sign Wade Davis to three-year deal Davis was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2004, and would make his big league debut in 2009. Wade Davis is headed to the Mile High City. Also his postseason numbers took a hit as, despite a total of four saves (including three in the NLDS), his ERA was 4.15 and 4.50 in the NLDS and NLCS respectively. [Full Article...]

Dana White reveals likely time frame for McGregor's UFC return

Dana White reveals likely time frame for McGregor's UFC return While Mayweather has never competed in an MMA fight, one thing he has done is defeat UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match this past August . "And after the fight, every fighter in the UFC gave him props for representing the sport". Waiting in the wings is interim champion Tony Ferguson . [Full Article...]

[Teams] Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups From Selhurst Park

[Teams] Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups From Selhurst Park Can Arsenal really afford to sell Sanchez? . "Overall it was a convincing win even though in the second half it was harder than the first". A brilliant football player. Arsenal's silky German Maestro frequently pops up in the number 10 role, drifting behind the striker and pulling strings in between the lines of midfield and attack, meaning that Palace's Serbian stalwart Luka Milivojevic wil... [Full Article...]

Tokyo-bound flight turns back after four hours due to ''unauthorised person''

Tokyo-bound flight turns back after four hours due to ''unauthorised person'' As part of the airline's security procedure, the pilot in command chose to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked. Chrissy Teigen live tweeted from aboard a nightmare 8-hour flight after a freaky passenger mishap forced the plane to abruptly make a U-turn while on its way to Japan, ABC News reported . [Full Article...]

Man United need more investment to become a big team, says Mourinho

Man United need more investment to become a big team, says Mourinho Manchester United are watching their title dreams slowly slip away, with cross-town rivals Manchester City pulling further away with every point the second-place Red Devils drop. You think Real Madrid are not as big as we are? Asked if they are in a rough patch, he replied: "Why?" Burnley have seven players injured or suspended for this match, with impacts all over the pitch, including le... [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool ability to attack from "counter-pressing situations"

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool ability to attack from Ayew had Mignolet scrambling across his box at the start of the second half, but the save was much easier than the Belgian stopper made it look. "On Dec. Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways tonight when they take on an out-of-form Swansea City. Alberto Moreno (ankle), Nathaniel Clyne (back), Marko Grujic (finger) and Adam Bogdan (ACL) are the other players on the sidelines, with... [Full Article...]

The New England Patriots sign Steelers legend, James Harrison

The New England Patriots sign Steelers legend, James Harrison The move had been rumored throughout the day after Harrison was spotted at Logan International Airport. The Steelers (12-3) wrapped up their third AFC North title in four years earlier this month and secured a first-round bye by dominating Houston on Christmas night. [Full Article...]

Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye While the game played out in the same disastrous fashion as their season, there were two things for the Texans to savor from Sunday's game. What this means for the Texans: Houston trailed within five minutes of starting this game, so getting some early points were paramount to the team's upset chances. [Full Article...]

Big match preview: Chelsea vs Brighton

Big match preview: Chelsea vs Brighton Chelsea have 39 points at the halfway point of the Premier League season, which is 10 fewer than they had at this stage last season, when they went on to win the title. They have lost their last three away league games without scoring. Perhaps the play-style of Brighton and their willingness to fight is what is saving them this season. [Full Article...]

Kane equals Shearer's Premier League record

Kane equals Shearer's Premier League record The England international's seventh hat-trick of the year in all competitions secured three points for Spurs at Turf Moor and moved them above both Sean Dyche's side and Arsenal into fifth in the Premier League table. "Just going into this game I thought I can get a couple and then there's Southampton to play". Speaking to BBC Sport , Pochettino said: " It was so important to us to perform ... [Full Article...]

Liverpool hold Arsenal in high-scoring thriller, manchester City thrash Bournemouth

Liverpool hold Arsenal in high-scoring thriller, manchester City thrash Bournemouth As Arsenal lost the ball in the midfield with as many as eight of their outfield players in the opposition half, James Milner sprayed it onto the path of Mohamed Salah , who held off Laurent Koscielny for just long enough to set up Philippe Coutinho . [Full Article...]

TJ Vasher catches TD in Tech's bowl loss

TJ Vasher catches TD in Tech's bowl loss USF quarterback Quinton Flowers was the hero fo the day after putting the Bulls on his back in the second half, shrugging aside a woeful first half to pull USF from behind for the win. Keke Coutee had 11 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown while Justin Stockton ran for 103 yards. He concluded it on a 21-yard touchdown pass to McCants with 51 seconds left to tie it at 10. [Full Article...]

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma, spinners rock Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma, spinners rock Sri Lanka After Dickwella (25 off 19, 2 fours, 1 six) departed, Tharanga and Kusal Perera took the momentum forward and added 109 runs for the second wicket in just 53 balls. During his innings Rahul hit five boundaries and eight sixes. The bowlers were unable to find the right length on a pitch which gave no margins of error and each mistake was punished heavily by the Indian batsmen. [Full Article...]


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