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Rory McIlroy's comeback ahead of schedule in Abu Dhabi Rory McIlroy's comeback ahead of schedule in Abu Dhabi
- January 20, 2018

Fleetwood set the mark early in the day when paired with World Number One Dustin Johnson and the returning Rory McIlroy, the reigning Race to Dubai champion finding all 18 greens in matching nines of 33. After a breakout season in 2017 the Englishman continues to impress and could hardly have played better under the circumstances. I feel like I'm hitting good putts and they are just sliding by the edges. (more...)
Hasan Ali named 'Emerging Player of the Year' in ICC Awards 2017 Hasan Ali named 'Emerging Player of the Year' in ICC Awards 2017
- January 19, 2018

Virat Kohli was on Thursday named captain of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test and One-Day International ( ODI) teams of the year that included four other Indians as well. In terms of Test averages , Smith is placed just below Bradman. He also smashed 1,818 runs in 31 ODIs with seven centuries and nine half-centuries and 299 runs at a strike-rate of 152.55 in 10 T20Is during the voting period. (more...)
Copa del Rey match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 17 January 2018 Copa del Rey match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 17 January 2018
- January 19, 2018

Some were enforced, with Andres Iniesta and Ousmane Dembele joining a lengthy injury list this week, while others, such as Luis Suarez , were left on the bench. "This victory is important for the history of the club and to break down all those walls", said Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores. Espanyol: "They approached the game well, sitting deep and waiting for us and closing the spaces down the middle". (more...)
Overnight: Temperature soars, Johanna Konta falls, Maria Sharapova v Angelique Kerber confirmed Overnight: Temperature soars, Johanna Konta falls, Maria Sharapova v Angelique Kerber confirmed
- January 18, 2018

Sharapova's first set against Sevastova was particularly impressive, including 12 winners and losing just nine points. The pair met again in Sharapova's next event in Beijing, with the five-time major champion taking the honours on that occasion in a match decided by a third-set tiebreak. (more...)
Vikings Pivot to Eagles After Dramatic Win Over Saints Vikings Pivot to Eagles After Dramatic Win Over Saints
- January 17, 2018

Taunt us. Go for it. Leading a game-winning drive might have seemed unlikely at the time, but that improbability has been the storyline of Keenum's season with the Vikings. With one catch and run, the Vikings hope to have exorcised any playoff demons. Payton didn't say whether this prevented him from doing things like, say, instruct Saints defenders to keep every Vikings receiver in front of them. (more...)
Vikings activate QB Bradford off injured reserve Vikings activate QB Bradford off injured reserve
- January 14, 2018

Keenum will be a free agent at the end of this playoff run, and despite his breakout year the Vikings could decide to return to Bradford, with Teddy Bridgewater (who appeared in one game this season after not playing since 2015) as a backup. (more...)
Oakland Raiders Next Year's Super Bowl Odds Improve to 20/1 Oakland Raiders Next Year's Super Bowl Odds Improve to 20/1
- January 14, 2018

While there might be room for Lynch's production on Gruden's Raiders - and if Lynch is as big a Raiders fan as he professes, he surely had to be a Chucky fan as a teenager during Gruden's first run, no? - is there room for Beast Mode's personality? There's no doubt the game has changed since Gruden's last coaching stint ended with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. (more...)
Cam Newton forced from Wild Card game after brutal hit Cam Newton forced from Wild Card game after brutal hit
- January 13, 2018

But in revisions to its concussion policy announced December 29, the National Football League said it would "require a locker room concussion evaluation for all players demonstrating gross or sustained vertical instability (e.g., stumbling or falling to the ground when trying to stand)". (more...)
Messi stars for Barca in Copa quarters Messi stars for Barca in Copa quarters
- January 13, 2018

The Brazil midfielder will make his debut after he recovers from a right leg muscle injury. Sevilla defeated fellow Andalusian side Cadiz 2-1 at home for a 4-1 aggregate win, while Espanyol overturned a 2-1 deficit from the first leg by beating Levante 2-0 away to join Barca in Friday's quarter-final draw. (more...)
Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick declares for 2018 NFL Draft Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick declares for 2018 NFL Draft
- January 12, 2018

A two-time consensus All-American and All-SEC performer, Fitzpatrick finished his career with nine interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns. Praise continues to roll in for Tagovailoa after his performance against Georgia. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. rates Ridley as the draft's top receiver and the 10th-best player overall in his big board . (more...)
Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith
- January 11, 2018

However, there was a sense that he would depart from the organization after not getting the general manager position. Like Dorsey, Highsmith is a former player who went into scouting with the Packers. Eliot grew up in Green Bay and followed his father into the business. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade. (more...)
Gerrit Cole trade to the Houston Astros is 'imminent' Gerrit Cole trade to the Houston Astros is 'imminent'
- January 11, 2018

Gerrit Cole is not a member of the Houston Astros , at least not yet, after reports of the pitcher being traded were refuted or walked back. In contrast, the Yankees could include outfielder Clint Frazier , who is now blocked by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, or Chance Adams , who very well could have to wait to see time at the major league level with all of the talent NY has in their rotation. (more...)
NFL, NFLPA to investigate Panthers' concussion evaluation of Cam Newton NFL, NFLPA to investigate Panthers' concussion evaluation of Cam Newton
- January 09, 2018

In the fourth quarter of the Panthers' wild-card matchup against the New Orleans Saints , Newton thought he'd eluded Tyeler Davison, and as he tried to stand upright he collided with defensive tackle David Onyemata. The league and the players union changed its concussion protocol last month after Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage returned to the field after having a concussion that left the quarterback's hands shaking after a hit. (more...)
Serena Williams exits Australian Open: 'I'm not where I want to be' Serena Williams exits Australian Open: 'I'm not where I want to be'
- January 08, 2018

Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won here past year to collect her Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. She gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia , in September. " I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open ", said the 36-year-old. "I've been in constant contact with Serena and her team and know this is why she has pushed it and pushed it until the 11th hour to make her final decision", he said. (more...)
Marcus Mariota throws touchdown to himself against Chiefs
- January 07, 2018

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the team of running back Derrick Henry . That information could not have come at a worse time. He finished the game with 11 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. "I don't really have anything good to say there so I'm just going to stay away from any comments about those guys". (more...)
Bengals Expected To Lose DC Paul Guenther To Jon Gruden's Raiders Staff Bengals Expected To Lose DC Paul Guenther To Jon Gruden's Raiders Staff
- January 07, 2018

The team reportedly offered Gruden an ownership stake in the team if he accepted the coaching position, but who needs an ownership stake when you can have $100 million in cold, hard cash instead? Shurmur's National Football League coaching career began with a 10-year run (1999-2008) in Philadelphia. (more...)
Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy
- January 06, 2018

He played an important role at both the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, as Egypt reached the final and in qualification for their first World Cup since 1990. He also guided Egypt to book a place at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, scoring a 94th minute penalty against Congo to win the match and send the Pharaohs to Russian Federation. (more...)
Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer' Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer'
- December 28, 2017

Apple was notified of the suspension this afternoon in a meeting with interim general manager Kevin Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo. Apple, who was the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft, did not play a single defensive snap in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals . (more...)
Liverpool agree world record deal to sign Van Dijk from Southampton Liverpool agree world record deal to sign Van Dijk from Southampton
- December 28, 2017

Dembele has been linked with clubs in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Serie A in advance of the January window opening. Van Dijk joins Liverpool on a long-term deal and is reported to be earning £180,000 per week. Liverpool did not ultimately make a formal offer to Southampton last summer but were ready to pay around £60 million after it became clear that Van Dijk wanted to join them. (more...)
San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent
- December 25, 2017

The Texas jobless rate has improved for the seventh month in a row with Number unemployment dropping to a record low of 3.8%. Cullman County remained one of the lowest in the state at 3 percent, which at this time a year ago was 4.7 percent. (more...)