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Newcastle takeover close after improved bid

Newcastle takeover close after improved bid Ashley and Staveley met face to face for the first time last week to discuss her initial offer of around £250m for the club, which had been made nearly a month ago. The deal is not expected to be finalised until the end of January but Ashley is reportedly ready to fund a spending spree when the transfer window opens on the condition the money is repaid once the takeover goes through. [Full Article...]

Michael Owen states his prediction for Huddersfield v Chelsea

Michael Owen states his prediction for Huddersfield v Chelsea And Conte was surprisingly downbeat following another victory for his Chelsea outfit. "I think that when you tell the truth, it's the truth", Conte told reporters at the John Smith's Stadium. This league is very hard and every game you have to put 120 per cent of yourself, otherwise you risk to lose or draw and to drop points". They have won 15 games and drew one. [Full Article...]

LeBron James dishes nasty behind-the-back assist

LeBron James dishes nasty behind-the-back assist This group of reserves is by far the best James has had to work with in his 11 seasons with the Cavs. Atlanta's Ersan Ilyasova had a good game, putting up 20 points. The Cavaliers are 19-6 when they reach the century mark, while the Hawks are 6-12. Atlanta had beaten Cleveland three of the last four games dating to last season. [Full Article...]

Pacers get awarded with hosting rights to 2021 All-Star Game

Pacers get awarded with hosting rights to 2021 All-Star Game The Cavaliers are now hoping to maybe host the 75th NBA All-Star Game in 2022, having been passed over for the 2021 game in favor of Indianapolis . In spite of trading star forward Paul George over the summer, the Pacers have gotten off to a surprisingly impressive 16-11 start this season thanks much in part to the outstanding play of Victor Oladipo, the main piece that came back from the Ok... [Full Article...]

Fury licence to be considered by BBBofC in January

Fury licence to be considered by BBBofC in January Two months later, Tyson Fury gave up his world titles to focus on his mental health and the BBBofC suspended his licence "pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues". "I'm a fighting man through and through and I've never backed down from anyone in my life and I was certainly not going to back down from fighting this dispute", he said. [Full Article...]

Saints season ticket holder sues the team because of national anthem protests

Saints season ticket holder sues the team because of national anthem protests Dragna told The Advocate that he paid around $8,000 for his tickets and when he asked the Saints for a refund, they denied it. The fan reaction to the protests, he said, is "borderline risky". Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Franciso 49ers, has said he began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to bring attention to the country's social inequalities, including police brutality and... [Full Article...]

LAFC goes for youth with 5 MLS Expansion Draft picks

LAFC goes for youth with 5 MLS Expansion Draft picks Over the past two years, Miller was the backup goalkeeper to Stefan Frei . "Center backs like him are not easy to come by", LAFC general manager John Thorrington said. The Los Angeles team will be able to select five players from all the other teams' unprotected players. Thorrington acknowledged a minor significance in LAFC's decision to announce Miller as its first selection. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid reportedly set asking price for Manchester United and Tottenham target

Real Madrid reportedly set asking price for Manchester United and Tottenham target Pogba had left United on a free transfer four years earlier but he claims that his love for the club drew him back to Old Trafford. "To be honest, Real Madrid came to me and I was thinking to go there, and I was thinking to go to Manchester United too", he told the Beyond the Pitch podcast . [Full Article...]

No regrets for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over heated interview

No regrets for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over heated interview Jamie Carragher was on punditry duty for Liverpool's frustrating 1-1 draw with Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season. He said he had grounds to be concerned about injuries, but felt broadcasting this information will be seen as "an excuse" following heavy criticism of his team selection. [Full Article...]

Dyche after Burnley move into top four

Dyche after Burnley move into top four Burnley's Ashley Barnes fired a last-gasp victor as his off-colour side climbed to the heady heights of fourth in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over struggling Stoke City on Tuesday. "We're not the real deal, we're a side that are improving". I'm not being negative. I'm a realist, there's a lot of challenges coming our way. The absence of Alvaro Morata because of a back injury allowed ... [Full Article...]

Jose Canseco's tweets could jeopardize job on A's telecasts

Jose Canseco's tweets could jeopardize job on A's telecasts Tuesday's Twitter rant comes at a time when sexual harassment has become nearly a daily topic of discussion, as politicians, media icons and even renowned journalists have faced the chopping block over allegations. "We certainly don't agree with his comments, which do not reflect the values of our network or our team partner". The A's, for whom Canseco rose to prominence with in the late 1980s... [Full Article...]

UCI: Tour de France champion, Froome failed drugs test

UCI: Tour de France champion, Froome failed drugs test In a statement, the UCI confirmed Froome was notified of an "adverse analytical finding" on 20 September, but he would not face a mandatory provisional suspension. In the same statement, Froome said he was well aware of the rules. Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford added: "There are complex medical and physiological issues which affect the metabolism and excretion of Salbutamol". [Full Article...]

Jeff Horn vs Gary Corcoran

Jeff Horn vs Gary Corcoran Horn took over down the stretch and referee Benjy Esteves waved it off at 1:35 the eleventh round due to the condition of Corcoran's eye. His next opponent is likely to be arguably the world's finest pound-for-pound fighter, Terence Crawford , in Las Vegas. [Full Article...]

Manchester City boss sorry for United but not for Mourinho

Manchester City boss sorry for United but not for Mourinho Manchester City ultimately edged their rivals United 2-1 courtesy of goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, stretching their lead at the top the Premier League to 11 points. Jose Mourinho's press conference ahead of tonight's game against Bournemouth lasted just seven minutes. Mourinho and City manager Pep Guardiola have both worked under Van Gaal - the current United manager was Van... [Full Article...]

Lukaku needs to believe amid Man United struggles

Lukaku needs to believe amid Man United struggles Following this, Mourinho is then said to have accused the City shotstopper of feigning injury and time-wasting, before shouting "you fucking show respect". "Sadly for Lukaku, Otamendi dominated him rather than the other way around". "Bournemouth were the beneficiaries of Christian Benteke's penalty miss on Saturday, although I would not say they were fortunate to end up with a point because they... [Full Article...]

Watch Boxer's Ear Get Torn Off

Watch Boxer's Ear Get Torn Off The ref wisely ended the fight, Vargas was declared the victor, and Smith was rushed off to the hospital. He took to Twitter to reassure people that he's fine. Went to hospital and got my ear stitched back up so hopefully all will heal well. "Have a good Christmas everyone". At the time of the stoppage, Vargas was ahead on all scorecards: 89-82, 88-83 and 88-83, after eight completed rounds. [Full Article...]

Swansea striker Bony bears no grudges after horror Man City spell

Swansea striker Bony bears no grudges after horror Man City spell Alternatively, Guardiola could also deploy Fernandinho at the heart of defence alongside Otamendi, although there's a chance that the Brazilian could be rested so as to save him from the risk of suspension, with the player just one booking away from a one-match ban. [Full Article...]

Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged Elbow Ligament

Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged Elbow Ligament Who's still on the market as teams hunt for help this winter? While further damage could lead to Tommy John surgery, Ohtani's agent said (via Sports Illustrated ) the PRP injection was not anything to worry about. Ohtani, who will be under the Angels' contractual control for six years, was to sign a minor-league contract but receive up to $2,315,000 in global bonus money from the Angels. [Full Article...]

Manny Machado is now the most interesting man of the Major League Baseball offseason

Throughout the course of this past weekend, the New York Yankees went from being slightly lovable with their young group of fun players, led by slugger Aaron Judge, that almost made a miracle run to the World Series to once again being the most hated franchise in baseball. [Full Article...]

Wenger Assures Ramsey's Hamstring Not Serious But He'll Miss West Ham Game

Wenger Assures Ramsey's Hamstring Not Serious But He'll Miss West Ham Game That's how football evolves. "Then we have to find a solution to get around that". We will have tests to see how they have recovered. Santi Cazorla is the only other injury absentee with his long-term achilles issue. "Cheikhou has returned a little bit to training, so we're hoping we can get him back quite quickly", he was quoted as saying on the West Ham official website . [Full Article...]


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