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Sport Champions League last 16 taking shape ahead of Monday draw
Author: 0 Champions League last 16 taking shape ahead of Monday draw

The final week of the Champions League group stages is here and the progress of teams, including defending champion Liverpool , to the round of 16 will be decided across games on Tuesday and Wednesday. The head-to-head rule will come in to effect if two or more teams finish level on points. Ajax came within a last-gasp Tottenham goal of reaching the final last season.

Sport Strasburg re-signs for seven years, $245 million
Author: 0 Strasburg re-signs for seven years, $245 million

He's now the recipient of a contract that surpasses the seven-year, $210 million deal rotation mate Max Scherzer signed in 2015, and Strasburg is set up to pitch for the Nationals for his entire career. When the offseason started I had thought/hoped the San Diego Padres could bring the Southern California native home on a six-year deal for around $180 million, which is what he was predicted to get by MLB Trade Rumors .

Sport Chiefs’ defensive end Frank Clark is active Sunday against New England Patriots
Author: 0 Chiefs’ defensive end Frank Clark is active Sunday against New England Patriots

Kickoff in the AFC championship game rematch between the teams was at 4:30 p.m. As the Kansas City Chiefs made their way to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots , their equipment accidentally got sent to New Jersey. "I never heard that before", one source said. Schefter reports that it's expected to arrive around 3-3:30 p.m. Pregame warmups are likely to happen around that time or earlier, so we'll see if the delayed equipment delivery affects that.

Sport Lewis Hamilton Rates 2019 As
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Rates 2019 As "Best Year" Of Career

His career stats at the end of the year, now stand at 88 pole positions and 84 wins. We have circumstances during the races that impede us to achieve the podium. Max Verstappen , who finished third in the championship, was awarded the "Action of the Year" prize in recognition of his battle with Charles Leclerc in the British Grand Prix .

Sport Metta World Peace campaigns on Twitter for the Knicks head coaching job
Author: 0 Metta World Peace campaigns on Twitter for the Knicks head coaching job

So I think I made the right choice. The Knicks are again looking for a head coach with Fizdale out and the more-than-capable Mike Miller serving as the interim. A four or five-year deal would provide enough job security to allow Hammon the time to develop New York's roster, although the Knicks have not hesitated to cut coaches' deals short in the past.

Sport England in New Zealand Cricket: New Zealand on top in Test
Author: 0 England in New Zealand Cricket: New Zealand on top in Test

Stuart Broad was already in mid-celebration before the finger went up after Taylor had played all around a straight delivery and was rapped on the front pad. Zak Crawley got off the mark in Tests with a hurried single - diving to make his ground - but that was his only contribution as Wagner angled one across him and Watling took a simple catch.

Sport Qatar placed in Group B at Copa America 2020
Author: 0 Qatar placed in Group B at Copa America 2020

Argentina will open the 2020 Copa America with a blockbuster clash against Chile in Buenos Aires. That means the Socceroos will play their five group stages matches in Argentina against the two-time World Cup champions, as well as Uruguay , Chile , Bolivia and Paraguay .

Sport Brendan Rodgers has made Leicester Premier League title rivals, says Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Brendan Rodgers has made Leicester Premier League title rivals, says Pep Guardiola

The victory brings Pep Guardiola's side, who had drawn at Newcastle United on Saturday, back within eight points of leaders Liverpool ahead of the Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield on Wednesday. Their lengthy absentee list could tip the balance in favour of the hosts. Charlie Taylor is an injury doubt after being forced off against Palace while Johann Berg Gudmundsson is not yet fit after a hamstring problem.

Sport Joshua rakes in staggering fee for Saudi rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr
Author: 0 Joshua rakes in staggering fee for Saudi rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr

Ruiz, who was born in the United States but fights as a Mexican, caused one of boxing's biggest upsets in NY in June when he handed Joshua a first defeat to win the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns in NY. I've got to show my skills, my talent". "I don't know where he is in his life". However, Ruiz seemed unconcerned about Joshua slimming down for their sequel, saying he was "ready for whatever he brings".

Sport Ferrari called to see stewards after Abu Dhabi GP
Author: 0 Ferrari called to see stewards after Abu Dhabi GP

The verdict means the result of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix does not change and Leclerc holds on to third position. "But I'm kind of sticking to it and hoping it works", he said. "There will be some and you know, we've seen insane races this year". But for me as long as we are able to produce a quick vehicle and a powerful engine, we will always have an opportunity to decide who drives the auto.

Sport Real Madrid into Champions League last 16 after Brugge held
Author: 0 Real Madrid into Champions League last 16 after Brugge held

Mourinho, taking charge of his third English club in Europe's top competition, saw his new team concede twice in the opening 19 minutes and chose to bring on Christian Eriksen as a 29th-minute substitute. With the group clinched, Guardiola has the bonus of being able to rest players for the trip to Zagreb on December 11. Chelsea have a London Derby to navigate this weekend in the Premier League as they attempt to bounce back from the setback of losing to champions Manchester City in ...

Sport 'Incredible' Arteta won't be Arsenal boss, says Guardiola
Author: 0 'Incredible' Arteta won't be Arsenal boss, says Guardiola

Arsenal host Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday with Emery under mounting pressure following a series of poor performances this season and questions over his team selections and tactics. While they may not play attractive, possession-based football, Santo's teams are quick on the break, defend well and hard to break down - qualities that Arsenal desperately need in their team to minimise a tough transition period.

Sport Jurgen Klopp tips Van Dijk for Ballon d'Or ahead of Salah
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp tips Van Dijk for Ballon d'Or ahead of Salah

Van Dijk has excelled since moving to Anfield from Southampton in January 2018 for a then world-record fee for a defender, tightening up the backline and improving the side substantially. Only Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the award as many times, with Real Madrid's Luka Modric ending the pair's dominance with his first Ballon d'Or past year.

Sport Champions League: Barcelona announce strong squad to face Dortmund
Author: 0 Champions League: Barcelona announce strong squad to face Dortmund

There was also criticism two years ago when we won 3-0. Of course we can play a bit better. "But in the end football is always determined by the results". "We have to win against Dortmund to ensure qualification as soon as possible". Barcelona will be without defender Gerard Pique through suspension, Clement Lenglet is carrying a calf strain while full-backs Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba remain sidelined.

Sport Ravens’ Lamar Jackson makes more National Football League history in blowout win
Author: 0 Ravens’ Lamar Jackson makes more National Football League history in blowout win

With Jackson operating nearly flawlessly at the controls, Baltimore embarrassed Aaron Donald and the previously solid Rams defense by racking up 480 yards with its evolving brand of high-octane football. "I'm not anxious about MVP, you know", Jackson told reporters. The likely NFL MVP also set yet another record. The Ravens scored on their opening drive for the seventh time already this season when Jackson lofted an easy TD pass to Brown, who spent a year playing community college ball ...

Sport 5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend
Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

And the 24-year-old appears to value Guardiola so highly that he is unwilling to commit to City until his manager's future is resolved. Roberto Firmino struck for the Reds five minutes from time to give the league leaders the win at Palace, in another crucial must-win game for the title hopefuls.

Sport The Steelers Have Benched QB Mason Rudolph
Author: 0 The Steelers Have Benched QB Mason Rudolph

In the single-digit win over the Bengals over the weekend, the Steelers saw quarterback Mason Rudolph benched for undrafted free agent gunslinger Devlin "Duck" Hodges , who led Pittsburgh to the victory. The situation quickly went from the two traded words to Garrett ripping off Rudolph's helmet and striking him with it, which drew him an indefinite suspension - and a denied appeal - and ignited a larger scrum between the two teams.

Sport Patriots not interested in bringing back Antonio Brown
Author: 0 Patriots not interested in bringing back Antonio Brown

On Thursday, there was a report that suggested the Patriots had " kicked the tires " on a reunion with Antonio Brown with internal discussions about the Pro Bowler. A social media apology was certainly not enough to change that. Curran added that the Patriots are more concerned about "something else cropping up down the road" with Brown.

Sport Granit Xhaka ready to return for Arsenal with Unai Emery’s blessing
Author: 0 Granit Xhaka ready to return for Arsenal with Unai Emery’s blessing

His mindset is better and this morning I have a very good conversation with him, ' said Emery. "My objective is going to be [to use] his comeback to help us, and to convince every supporter of his commitment with us and [that] his performances will be better, and they will be proud of him in the long or short future with us".

Sport ESPN’s Prediction For Tonight’s Celtics-Clippers Game
Author: 0 ESPN’s Prediction For Tonight’s Celtics-Clippers Game

After injuries to both players postponed their maiden outing together, the wait was ended in Wednesday's clash with the Celtics in LA. George made his Clippers debut on Thursday at New Orleans , and he has played three games without Leonard.

Sport Jose Mourinho eyes Tottenham job following Mauricio Pochettino's sacking
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho eyes Tottenham job following Mauricio Pochettino's sacking

This season Tottenham are down in 14th in the Premier League but look set to qualify from their Champions League group with Bayern Munich . As such, despite having always been regarded as one of the finest tacticians in England , rumours had begun to mount of late that Mauricio Pochettino was inching towards the Spurs exit door.

Sport Two NFL execs think Colin Kaepernick could be signed within weeks
Author: 0 Two NFL execs think Colin Kaepernick could be signed within weeks

Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the new location is Charles Drew High School in Riverdale, Ga. The league referenced recent negotiations with Kaepernick's representatives over the workout and citing, among others, media availability and a liability waiver.

Sport Chaos ensues as gunshots are fired at high school football game
Author: 0 Chaos ensues as gunshots are fired at high school football game

The alleged shooter, 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt, was charged by prosecutors with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful goal. No one had been arrested as of late Friday, and authorities were investigating whether more than one shooter might have been involved. Several gunshots can be heard on the video.

Sport Buccaneers will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta
Author: 0 Buccaneers will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta

It was reportedly sprung on Kaepernick at the last second with several conditions attached, including a two-hour window in which his camp could agree to terms. "Adding, "... In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it". In the offseason the Buccaneers brought in undrafted free agent, Nick Fitzgerald in hopes of turning him into that hybrid type of player.

Sport Pep Guardiola reveals how he feels after losing 3-1 to Liverpool
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola reveals how he feels after losing 3-1 to Liverpool

Klopp responded by promising not to mention the "tactical fouls" City have been accused of making under Guardiola - while, of course, mentioning them. "Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were way off it last week, with Sadio Mane carrying the front three and grabbing the match-winner at the death".

Sport Ohio State tops LSU, Alabama and Penn State
Author: 0 Ohio State tops LSU, Alabama and Penn State

Oklahoma is three spots behind Georgia despite losing to No. 16 Kansas State on the road while Georgia lost to 4-5 SC at home. The Tigers came in behind first-ranked Ohio State , second-ranked LSU , third-ranked Alabama , and fourth-ranked Penn State .

Sport Mighty Minnesota: Gophers row past Penn State, improve to 9-0
Author: 0 Mighty Minnesota: Gophers row past Penn State, improve to 9-0

The College Football Playoff selection committee showed its skepticism with Minnesota by ranking it all the way down at No. 17 despite an 8-0 record. Chris Williamson batted down Clifford's fourth-down throw into the end zone on the ensuing drive by Penn State, giving the Gophers another opportunity to drain the clock.

Sport Ashwin thanks KXIP fans for 'endless support'
Author: 0 Ashwin thanks KXIP fans for 'endless support'

Even though KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia had earlier refuted the rumours, it has been learnt that Delhi have secured the services of the ace spinner. It has been reported that Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia has finally spoken about Ravichandran Ashwin's departure from the team and it is established that Ashwin and KXIP are amicably parting ways.

Sport Trump welcomes World Series champs Washington Nationals
Author: 0 Trump welcomes World Series champs Washington Nationals

The decision means 31-year-old Strasburg leaves $100 million on the table - with the prospect of earning more, either from the Nationals or another team . Hyun-Jin Ryu, Zack Wheeler , Madison Bumgarner, Rick Porcello, Cole Hamels, Jake Odorizzi and Dallas Keuchel will all be looking for new deals. The deal included a $10 million signing bonus that was payable July 1 this year and salaries of $15 million in both 2017 and 2018.

Sport Roger Penske purchases Indycar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Author: 0 Roger Penske purchases Indycar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Roger Penske says the company has no intention to change the management teams now in place at Hulman & Co. and its subsidiaries. Penske has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion, as of November 4, 2019, according to Forbes. For decades Hulman & Company has overseen one of Indianapolis' greatest assets, acting as community partners and stewards of our state's most prized tradition.

Sport Guardiola hails intense Manchester City after Southampton win
Author: 0 Guardiola hails intense Manchester City after Southampton win

Pep Guardiola will be keen for his men to keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool by taking all three points this afternoon and the Citizens will start as overwhelming favourites to do just that. "We had most of the ball possession and we caused their keeper lots of problems". "We were concentrating on our game", said the City right-back, whose appearances in recent weeks have been restricted by illness.

Sport Seahawks Claim
Author: 0 Seahawks Claim "Unique Talent" Josh Gordon Off Waivers

It ended what had been strong year for the Gordon, who had 40 catches for 720 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. This season, Gordon has 20 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown. The New England Patriots gambled on the superstar talent in September of 2018. Around that time the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league's substance-abuse policy.

Sport Milwaukee Bucks hold off Toronto Raptors as comeback falls short
Author: 0 Milwaukee Bucks hold off Toronto Raptors as comeback falls short

For more on this battle at the Fiserv Forum, we have you covered with takeaways below. You can't get off to much worse of a start than the Raptors did in this contest. Acting as the team's engine - as he always does - Lowry was bombing away from 3-point land, going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc, which led to 17 points in the third frame alone.

Sport F1's future cars unveiled as new regulations are announced
Author: 0 F1's future cars unveiled as new regulations are announced

Taking a holistic approach to the future success of the so-called pinnacle of motor sport, the new suite of Technical, Sporting and Financial regulations are targeted at promoting close racer and more balanced competition, as well as bringing economic and sporting sustainability to Formula 1.

Sport Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns & 76ers star Joel Embiid ejected after brawl
Author: 0 Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns & 76ers star Joel Embiid ejected after brawl

Embiid only played 20 minutes and still led the team in scoring. His most recent challenger? (Getty) Karl-Anthony Towns tries to headlock Joel Embiid . I just did what I had to do, trying to control myself and it happens, ' Embiid continued. "I aIN't nO BiTcH RaiSeD ARoUnD LiOnS #BitchTalk". Embiid left to a raucous applause and MVP chants from the Wells Fargo Center crowd, encouraging the ovation all the while.

Sport Messi back to his scintillating best
Author: 0 Messi back to his scintillating best

The Argentine's return to full fitness is great news for Barcelona and, in particular, for Suarez . Messi plays at home, on his pitch with everything that comes with that in terms of home comforts, " Gatti told TV show " El Chiringuito de Jugones ".

Sport Back Injury Forces Stan Wawrinka Out Of Roger Federer Clash In Basel
Author: 0 Back Injury Forces Stan Wawrinka Out Of Roger Federer Clash In Basel

Federer's Swiss compatriot Wawrinka fired 10 aces and 30 winners to overwhelm fellow veteran Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4 to make it into the second round, keeping alive his outside chances of making the ATP Finals. "I'm really happy to get through in two sets". Three-time major victor Wawrinka said his three-set final loss to Murray in Antwerp on Sunday proved useful in Basel .

Sport Astros fire assistant GM Taubman
Author: 0 Astros fire assistant GM Taubman

The Astros "proactively assisted" Major League Baseball in an investigation over the last two days, the team said in a statement disseminated on Thursday. The reporter in question had drawn Taubman's ire before, as he had voiced displeasure with her tweeting out the phone number of a domestic violence hotline during Osuna's appearances, per NPR .

Sport Recalled Ford urges England to 'embrace pressure' against All Blacks
Author: 0 Recalled Ford urges England to 'embrace pressure' against All Blacks

Listen to the RTÉ Rugby podcast on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts . "It's strategic, not on form, because Sam has been playing lovely rugby", Hansen said. Hansen rejected Jones' appraisal, saying he enjoyed some of his counterpart's one-liners but didn't take any of the mind games seriously. "Everyone's been working towards that".

Sport National Basketball Association 2019-20 Season Week 1 Preview [Games, Power Rankings, Schedule & More]
Author: 0 National Basketball Association 2019-20 Season Week 1 Preview [Games, Power Rankings, Schedule & More]

With under five minutes remaining in the game and the Clippers clinging to a 10-point lead, Lakers fans started chanting, "Let's go Lakers! ". How many more times is Green, a notoriously streaky shooter, good for 28 points on 7-of-9 from deep? James shot seven-of-19 for 18 points and Davis shot eight-of-21 for 25 points for the Lakers who are hoping their offseason changes will boost the team's fortunes after they finished a disappointing 37-45 and failed to qualify for the ...

Sport Clifford's 4 TDs lead No. 7 Penn State over No. 16 MI
Author: 0 Clifford's 4 TDs lead No. 7 Penn State over No. 16 MI

Multiple penalties, including a hold on Jonathan Sutherland , pulled the ball back to Penn State's 45-yard line, though. The din continued throughout most of the first half, but it was much quieter in the second half. The Wolverines scored a touchdown in the second quarter to trail, 21-7, at halftime thanks to a 12-yard run by Zach Charbonnet. There was also an illegal man downfield penalty that cost the Wolverines six points.

Sport Jack Hughes scores first National Hockey League goal in game against brother
Author: 0 Jack Hughes scores first National Hockey League goal in game against brother

But the veteran goalie appeared for the second period and made big saves early on against J.T. Miller and Horvat on two-on-one rushes to keep the Rangers alive. He became the second-youngest player in franchise history to score his first NHL goal (Craig Wolanin holds the record) and the ninth player in league history to pot his first puck in a game against his brother (a feat last accomplished by Marcus Foligno in 2012).

Sport Jets' Thomas: Returning to Patriots was a 'waste of time'
Author: 0 Jets' Thomas: Returning to Patriots was a 'waste of time'

He signed a one-year contract with the Patriots before the 2019 season, but did not have the impact he wanted. But once he became healthy was was cut again, landing in NY where his team will host the Patriots this weekend. The risk ultimately didn't pay off for the Patriots, with the team forced to release Brown after one game following accusations of sexual assault and a federal lawsuit.

Sport Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Author: 0 Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

However, International Tennis Federation chief David Haggerty has made clear in the past that exceptions can be made by the International Oympics Committee (IOC) and it's unlikely anyone would stand in the way of the 20-time Grand Slam champion taking part.

Sport Berhalter: US national team
Author: 0 Berhalter: US national team "didn't match what Canada was bringing" in intensity

Another poor clearance from U.S. centre-back Tim Ream saw the ball end up with Scott Arfield , whose low cross was met by Davies who tapped in from close range. The June 2020 rankings will be used to determine the nations in the hexagonal will produce the three direct qualifiers from the North and Central American and Caribbean region for the 2022 World Cup.

Sport India defeat South Africa by innings and 137 runs, win Test series
Author: 0 India defeat South Africa by innings and 137 runs, win Test series

India now have 200 points in their kitty, a handsome 140 points away from nearest-rival New Zealand. Lauding Virat Kohli-led Team India's incredible achievement to register 11 consecutive series wins on home soil , former opener Gautam Gambhir has showered heaps of praise on the current India captain.

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