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Crowds fill Atlanta's airport the morning after a crippling power outage Crowds fill Atlanta's airport the morning after a crippling power outage
- December 19, 2017

They are urging travelers to check with their airlines before heading to the airport today. The outage, which affected all airport operations, started with a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said. (more...)
Buccaneers vs Falcons: Week 15 preview and broadcast info
- December 19, 2017

The Falcons' win eliminated the Packers from playoff contention. The Los Angeles Rams join the Panthers and Saints as 10-win teams, and the Dallas Cowboys , Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks have 8-6 records. It also doesn't help that the Buccaneers rank dead last in the National Football League against the pass this season, allowing 276.1 yards per game. (more...)
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers reacts to humiliating Hearts defeat Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers reacts to humiliating Hearts defeat
- December 18, 2017

Despite the defeat, Celtic still sit atop of the Scottish Premiership , two points clear of Aberdeen in second. Hearts were outstanding, bettering Celtic all over the pitch, making them look distinctly ordinary in the process. There has been a sense that Celtic have been hanging on to their undefeated run by a thread for several weeks now. We tried to copy that. Rodgers continued: "There are always lessons if you win or lose but I've just said to the players they've had a ... (more...)
Bengals HC Marvin Lewis Plans To Leave Team Following The 2017 Season Bengals HC Marvin Lewis Plans To Leave Team Following The 2017 Season
- December 18, 2017

But Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury to his left knee in August 2016, shredding his ACL, dislocating his knee, and putting his leg itself in danger. Mike Zimmer is in the midst of his best season yet in Minnesota. Minnesota wrapped up the division for just the second time this decade, having also claiming it in 2015. (more...)
Lions, Bears meet with coaches hoping to return for 4th year Lions, Bears meet with coaches hoping to return for 4th year
- December 17, 2017

Adam Shaheen, the second-round pick working an increased role for the Bears, will be inactive against the Lions due to a chest injury. The Bears managed well without Bush in the lineup. Though they haven't been wholly inspiring, the Detroit Lions are still alive in the NFC Playoff race. Detroit needs to be able to force turnovers if they want to take an advantage against this young Chicago Bears team. (more...)
Trouble Down Thunder: Carmelo Anthony Returns to NY Trouble Down Thunder: Carmelo Anthony Returns to NY
- December 17, 2017

Anthony played seven seasons with the Knicks and was an All-Star in all but his final year, and was often regarded by Porzingis as a great teammate and mentor. Anthony's return will also bring about emotions of what could have been in NY had the pieces come together under different management. "I've embraced New York City, I embraced the culture, embraced everything about the city". (more...)
Manchester City have become soccer's great untouchables
- December 17, 2017

After two successive title challenges with Tottenham , Walker is now part of a seemingly unstoppable City side who are 11 points clear of second-placed Manchester United and 18 ahead of Pochettino's Tottenham who are fourth. We have a lot of friends in the middle. Praising the club's Abu Dhabi-based owners for allowing him to assemble such a talented team, Guardiola said: "We are on a good streak". (more...)
Ex-Wife Arrested in 2010 Murder of NBA Player Ex-Wife Arrested in 2010 Murder of NBA Player
- December 17, 2017

The Memphis Police Department said she was "indicted and arrested" for conspiracy, criminal attempted first degree and first-degree murder. Sherra Wright is charged along with Billy R. Fox 13 in Memphis reported that Sherra Wright was arrested in California. And there had always been talk about Wright-Robinson's potential involvement in her ex-husband's death, starting when the police searched her home in August 2010 and found burned pieces of metal and remnants of a letter addressed to ... (more...)
Conor McGregor responds to rumours he will fight Manny Pacquiao Conor McGregor responds to rumours he will fight Manny Pacquiao
- December 17, 2017

When TMZ asked McGregor about boxing in general, he responded, " I think a true fight is what I want to do next . a real fight". "A real fight", McGregor said while signing autographs. Showtime said in a statement that global revenues, including ticket sales , sponsorship and worldwide distribution, Mayweather and McGregor had exceeded $US600 million. (more...)
Al Jazira v Real Madrid 13 December 2017 Al Jazira v Real Madrid 13 December 2017
- December 15, 2017

But Zidane warned that, for Al Jazira , who are coached by the former Barcelona assistant boss Henk ten Cate, "this is their game of the year and that is why we need to be prepared". They won La Liga, the Champions League, UEFA and Spanish Super Cup in a thrilling fashion after hitting top form in a four-month spell between April and August, but since then the European champions have faded, understandably tired by a heavy schedule. (more...)
Carson Wentz tore his ACL Carson Wentz tore his ACL
- December 14, 2017

I hate it for the career, the season, I guess, that he's been having. Carson Wentz's injury is obviously a blow to the Eagles, but the oddsmakers out in Vegas still like them. Wentz threw 33 touchdown passes and for nearly 3,300 yards this season, so there likely will be an adjustment in the Eagles' attack. One by one, the Eagles players and coaches filed out, each of them wearing a gray-and-green baseball cap commemorating the division championship they had just won, none of them smiling. (more...)
Kenny Britt off to join a victor Kenny Britt off to join a victor
- December 14, 2017

In theory, Britt will have a far better chance to earn a significant role with the Patriots heading into next year. Britt had 18 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the Browns before being waived . In addition, the Patriots announced they re-signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois . Britt joins Brandin Cooks , Chris Hogan , Danny Amendola , Phillip Dorsett and Matthew Slater on the Patriots' wide receiver depth chart. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton called Derek Jeter's bluff, so now he's a Yankee Giancarlo Stanton called Derek Jeter's bluff, so now he's a Yankee
- December 14, 2017

NY made the Headley trade (San Diego will absorb all of the $13 million on Headley's contract) in order to clear more room under the luxury tax threshold ($197 million), giving them a better opportunity to pursue a top-end starting pitcher or third baseman on the open market. (more...)
Merseyside Derby: Rooney Penalty Earns Everton Point Merseyside Derby: Rooney Penalty Earns Everton Point
- December 13, 2017

Toffees boss Sam Allardyce has also weighed in on the Merseyside controversy after the shameful reaction of Jurgen Klopp in the draw they pulled out versus Everton . " I don't think it was a penalty ". I have been asked if that was a mistake, that it is my life. Klopp had caused some surprise pre-match by putting both Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, who had scored two goals at Brighton and Hove Albion in their previous league match, but he said he was rotating his side with one eye on ... (more...)
West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: West Ham deliver hammer blow to Chelsea West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: West Ham deliver hammer blow to Chelsea
- December 12, 2017

Moyes said after the Chelsea win: "I always have compassion for players". West Ham are 18th in the table. "That's why it wasn't an easy decision". In the last game they played a great game against Brighton. "If it is the goalkeeper we highlight it a lot more than an outfield player but Joe is acutely aware that he has to fight to get back in the team again and he will do that". (more...)
West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: David Moyes relieved after first win West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: David Moyes relieved after first win
- December 12, 2017

West Ham are 18th in the table. "I always have compassion for the players as well, that's why it wasn't an easy decision on Joe", Moyes told reporters. And Hart's inactivity under Hammer boss Moyes leaves the 30-year-old's place in serious jeopardy. However, Moyes hinted Hart could find himself back into the starting XI, given West Ham are still competing on three fronts. (more...)
Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final
- December 11, 2017

Today's results mean that New Zealand are now two points ahead of South Africa in the overall orld Rugby Sevens Series standings with eight rounds remaining. New Zealand also had the last word in the fight when Joe Webber ran in the last try of the match to take the score to 19-12. Earlier the Blitzboks' record try-scorer was yellow carded in the first minute for a high tackle on his tryline and a penalty try followed for Fiji‚ which immediately put the home team on the back foot. (more...)
LaMelo Ball will officially never play college basketball after signing agent LaMelo Ball will officially never play college basketball after signing agent
- December 09, 2017

LaVar said his primary goal for his two sons is for them to go somewhere together where they can play and get back onto the court. "If LaVar starts talking trash over there about LaMelo's not playing enough, they won't get a paycheck", Broussard explained. (more...)
OR reportedly going to hire Mario Cristobal as its next head coach OR reportedly going to hire Mario Cristobal as its next head coach
- December 09, 2017

Cristobal joined OR football in January of 2017. Cristobal, also the school's run-game coordinator and OL coach, was named interim head coach for the Ducks' bowl game earlier this week after Willie Taggart left for Florida State. He then joined the Alabama staff as the offensive line coach and was recognized as one of the best recruiters in the country. And will be leading the team as they head to the Vegas Bowl. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton Vetoes Trade That Would Have Sent Him To Cardinals Giancarlo Stanton Vetoes Trade That Would Have Sent Him To Cardinals
- December 09, 2017

Louis Cardinals , the two teams that have reached trade agreements with the Marlins, pending the player's approval. The Giants and Cardinals have also fallen out of the running after showing interest, but aren't almost the kind of contenders that Stanton's top-four teams are. (more...)
Japanese star to sign with Angels Japanese star to sign with Angels
- December 09, 2017

Because of limits on how much teams can pay global players under 25 years old, the 23-year-old Ohtani wil earn the major league minimum salary ($545,000) in 2018. The Rangers had the most in their global bonus pool at $3.535 million. Many speculated that Ohtani would prefer to play in the American League, where he could pitch out of a starting rotation and serve as a designated hitter between starts - maximizing his time on the mound and at the plate, at least in theory. (more...)
Kevin Durant got thrown out of the game … again Kevin Durant got thrown out of the game … again
- December 08, 2017

Shortly after Cousins and Durant made their way back into their respective locker rooms, local WVLA reporter Morgan Beard sent out a tweet indicating that something may have nearly gone down between Cousins and Durant as they made their final exits. (more...)
The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House
- December 07, 2017

The number of destroyed structures was unknown due to the intensity of the fire, but officials had estimated about 150 buildings early Tuesday. "This fire is very unsafe and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got", Brown said , according to the Los Angeles Times . (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby
- December 07, 2017

Indeed, the only real downside to losing 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk is that the timing is not ideal, given it comes right before Sunday's Manchester derby. Manchester City ace Kevin de Bruyne says they'll go to Manchester United to win on Sunday. He declared: "For players like me and Vinnie (Kompany), the older players, and we see the younger players like Sane and Sterling coming in. (more...)
Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation
- December 06, 2017

Individual cases are being looked at by the Disciplinary Commission, chaired by Denis Oswald, a Swiss lawyer and former International Olympic Committee executive board member. Tatyana Tarasova, a prominent Russian figure skating coach, said the International Olympic Committee decision was "absolutely unjust". Russia's Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . (more...)
Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) Dies in Mumbai Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) Dies in Mumbai
- December 05, 2017

Mr Kumar said that Mr Kapoor besides acting also excelled in the direction. The government of India honoured Shashi Kapoor with Padma Bhushan in 2011 for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 1965, he appeared in films such as Waqt , directed by Yash Chopra and Jab Jab Phool Khile , both blockbusters, but for the most part his films were routine, frothy confections of that period, shot in the hills and involving little more than romancing the heroine. (more...)
Woods ends strong at Hero tournament Woods ends strong at Hero tournament
- December 05, 2017

Rickie Fowler closed with a blistering 61 to finish at 18-under 270 for the weekend to claim the Hero World Challenge title. Woods, the former longtime world No. Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for third place on 12 under. It was also his first tournament since undergoing a fourth back surgery in April. (more...)
Penn State football is Fiesta Bowl bound to take on Washington Penn State football is Fiesta Bowl bound to take on Washington
- December 05, 2017

This time it will be the Fiesta Bowl against Washington, with the game scheduled for 4 p.m. on December 30 at the Arizona Cardinals' University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Photo by: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports. And with just nine seconds to go Carr stood at the line with his team ahead by two, and drained two free throws to put the Hawkeyes away, turning that streak of 12 straight losses to the start of what Penn State will hope becomes a winning streak. (more...)
Scott Frost and his staff commit to coaching UCF through bowl game Scott Frost and his staff commit to coaching UCF through bowl game
- December 04, 2017

Frost's homecoming has people excited about husker football again and looking forward to a new season. "Response has already been tremendous, and in a short amount of time we're going to get a lot of things done". He will also be bringing several members of his coaching staff from UCF with him including his defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. The Panthers gave up just 107.1 yards per game on the ground that season. (more...)
Southampton player defends Manchester City's Guardiola over pep talk Southampton player defends Manchester City's Guardiola over pep talk
- December 04, 2017

The England worldwide still has two and a half years left to run on his current contract, but according to The Sun , City will open talks on a £300,000-a-week deal, which would see him become the highest-paid player in the Premier League . (more...)
Alabama In; Ohio State Out In College Football Playoff Alabama In; Ohio State Out In College Football Playoff
- December 04, 2017

The Crimson Tide (11-1), which lost to Auburn 26-14 in its last game two weeks ago, will play No. 1 and reigning national champion Clemson (12-1) in what is expected to be the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. "I was kind of hoping we had those good wins". Oklahoma makes the playoff for the second time, its first appearance since 2015. Oklahoma (12-1) overcame a stunning loss to Iowa State in October to win its third straight Big 12 title with a commanding 41-17 win over TCU. (more...)
Anthony Davis 'very unlikely' to play vs. Blazers Anthony Davis 'very unlikely' to play vs. Blazers
- December 04, 2017

The play went on for almost 20 seconds as Davis lay on the floor, clutching the left side of his midsection. It's the second game Davis has been forced to leave early this season due to injury, joining an October 24 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. (more...)
Windsor's unemployment rate drops for November Windsor's unemployment rate drops for November
- December 03, 2017

Windsor's jobless rate dropped lower last month. The consensus among economists had been for an increase of 10,000 jobs in November, and for the unemployment rate to reach 6.2 per cent. In adding 16,000 jobs, primarily in manufacturing and construction, Quebec's unemployment rate fell to 5.4 per cent - the lowest on record since the agency began collecting comparable data in 1976. (more...)
Texas A&M approves mammoth contract for Jimbo Fisher Texas A&M approves mammoth contract for Jimbo Fisher
- December 03, 2017

On Friday, Fisher handed in his resignation to Florida State officials. Fisher led Florida State Universities football team for 8 seasons, during which he scored the school three straight ACC Championship titles. "I never comment on jobs", Fisher told the Jeff Cameron Show . I am confident we will fill the position very soon. Francois' redshirt sophomore season ended prematurely when the quarterback suffered a season-ending knee injury in September. (more...)
South Africa triumph in opening World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai South Africa triumph in opening World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai
- December 03, 2017

Defending World Rugby Sevens series champions South Africa triumphed at the series opening event in Dubai. New Zealand typically fought back after Rosko Specman was yellow carded‚ with tries through Andrew Knewstubb and captain Scott Curry to make it a nervy end to the match. (more...)
F1 sees distinguished manufacturers make a welcome return
- December 01, 2017

Fans have not been too enthused with the last season due to a range of factors including engine troubles for many teams, notably Red Bull. Andy Palmer, head of Aston Martin has hinted that the manufacturer may enter the 2021 season, but he did stipulate that the current engine rules and regulations would need to be amended or changed to make things more affordable. (more...)
Andy Murray looks to sport management role for future talent
- December 01, 2017

Now the star wishes to take young sports talent under his wing by starting a sports management company. He says that he still wishes to compete in professional tennis but he also wants to expand his prospects and share his knowledge. Both he and his parents had no experience when it came to a situation like that and he hopes to prevent other young stars from heading down a dangerous path. (more...)
Dave Doeren turns down Vols to remain at NC State Dave Doeren turns down Vols to remain at NC State
- December 01, 2017

After Mike Gundy made a decision to stay at Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Tennessee athletic director John Currie shifted his focus to Purdue's Jeff Brohm. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported that Doeren's new contract at N.C. State will be finalized "very soon", and potentially before Thursday is over. Just hours after long-time Knoxville reporter Jimmy Hyams reported that a deal was imminent with Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm to become the Vols' next coach, Tennessee is ... (more...)
49ers announce Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday vs. Bears 49ers announce Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday vs. Bears
- November 30, 2017

Garoppolo was acquired by the 49ers in a trade with the New England Patriots last month. Garoppolo completed both passes, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy . Beathard was 22 of 38 for 201 yards and no touchdowns against the Seahawks. Shanahan said previously that whoever starts must get all of the practice repetitions beginning with Wednesday's session. (more...)
Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas
- November 30, 2017

The suspect was armed with a handgun, wearing a wig, and had a mask covering his face. The employees complied with the suspect's demands and handed him an undetermined amount of money. He added that the staff of the Bellagio "were fantastic". But that person was said to not have cooperated with the suspect and helped police instead. (more...)