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Daniel Sturridge opens the scoring for Liverpool with brilliant back-header

It looked as if the game was going to end in a Liverpool victory, until a Seb Larsson free kick was handled in the wall and Defoe got his second from the spot. Both James Milner and Daniel Sturridge were substituted during a frustrating 90 minutes on Wearside, with pessimistic fans fearing the worst. Liverpool flowed at the beginning but were ponderous after that. Read More »

Texans Vs Raiders To Play Playoff Game At 3:35 CT Saturday


So what now? As of 1:15pm eastern time, McGloin is listed as questionable. The Raiders have reportedly signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert to their practice squad, Gilbert's agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted Monday morning. There is nothing normal about this for the Raiders because it's their first time in the playoffs since 2002. The Raiders don't exactly ride into the playoffs on a wave of momentum having lost starting quarterback Derek Carr to a broken leg on Christmas Eve against ... Read More »

Charlotte Hornets Game Recap: Cavs End 2016 With a Bang

The Cavs went 12 for 18 from 3-point range in the first half. "I was locked in from the start and I needed to be, considering what we were facing", James said immediately after the game. In addition, the 5-foot-9 guard showed his feisty nature by scoring a number of his points on drives to the basket, concluding a turbulent week that earlier saw him being sent to the team's D-League affiliate Canton Charge. Read More »

Tony Romo's first TD pass of 2016 season

The Cowboys will play home games against their normal NFC East rivals, the 8-7-1 Washington Redskins, the 11-5 New York Giants and the 7-9 Philadelphia Eagles. He also carried the ball once for nine yards. Romo returned last Thanksgiving against the Panthers, only to re-injure his collarbone which ended his season once again . Read More »

Slaven Bilic Insists That West Ham 'Deserved Something' After Loss to Leicester


However a single goal from Islam Slimani saw them slump to defeat, however it is hard to see how the Hammers didn't get anything from the clash. With a tricky game against Manchester United to come on Monday for the Hammers , Bilic may consider rotating a few of his players against Leicester, so here are THREE who deserve a chance at the King Power Stadium on New Year's Eve... Read More »

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: New England Patriots Defeat Miami Dolphins 35-14


New England, in typical Patriots fashion, came out firing on all cylinders. By doing so, the Patriots (14-2) locked the Dolphins (10-6) into the AFC's sixth seed. No team has allowed fewer points, and New England is also in the top 10 in rushing yards and touchdowns. For New England, this is certainly a confidence booster. Read More »

Steelers rally, top Browns 27-24 in overtime

Griffin was checked Thursday by an independent neurologist and will practice as the Browns (1-14) prepare for their season finale against the Steelers. Except for Harrison, the Steelers had the same defense on the field that played on Chrismas Day against Baltimore. The season began with Robert Griffin III as the starter, but things didn't exactly work out. Read More »

49ers expected to fire Kelly, Baalke


Along with Kelly, reports say San Francisco will let general manager Trent Baalke go as well. Nearly a year ago to the day, the Philadelphia Eagles dismissed head coach Chip Kelly , just before finishing his third season with the club. Read More »

Texans, Titans insist they have lots to play for in finale


Savage and head coach Bill O'Brien were visibly irritated by the order, but Savage had to go to the locker room regardless for testing. Cassel threw his first touchdown pass with 0:23 left in the first half. Savage was briefly benched after entering and then completing the concussion protocol, but the Texans want to take a longer look ahead of next week's playoff game. Read More »

India's PM Modi announces incentives in New Year address


Modi added, "In 2017, for up to 9 lakh loan, rebate of 4 per cent will be given; for up to a loan of 12 lakh, 3 per cent rebate will be given to the middle class and poor". Four other things stood out in his speech, delivered first in Hindi and then in English, on the eve of the New Year. RuPay cards: Thirty million kisaan credit cards will be converted into RuPay cards, said the PM. Read More »

Liverpool Determined to Be the Annoying Itch That Chelsea Can't Shake off


In what was one of the shock moves of the summer of 2016, Hart left Man City after being deemed surplus to requirements under Pep Guardiola and joined Serie A side Torino on loan. That was before, however, Klopp's Dortmund, a team in disarray during the same season, beat Guardiola's Bayern 3-1 on Penalties in the Pokal Cup semi-final as a parting shot. Read More »

Harden 1st in National Basketball Association history to have a 50-15-15 game


Kevin Love added 28 points and 10 rebounds for defending champions Cleveland, who played without Kyrie Irving after the point guard injured his right hamstring during Thursday's 124-118 National Basketball Association victory over Boston. All told, Harden is the seventh different player this season to score 50 or more points, joining Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins , John Wall, Russell Westbrook , Anthony Davis and Thomas. Read More »

Three and out: Dalvin Cook declares for NFL Draft


There's no doubt he'll be one of the first running back taken off the board. It turns out that will be his last game in a Seminoles uniform. Jimbo Fisher said Cook's leadership on and off the field, and Cook's dedication to being the best players and teammate he could be is what he'll miss the most about his star running back. Read More »

"Listen to me, not your agent", Mourinho tells sparkling Martial

United continued to dominate at the beginning of the second period, but Grant Leadbitter's 67th-minute effort saw the away side take a shock lead. It was Sir Alex Ferguson's birthday today, and that was a fitting tribute to him. While Boro can have no real complaints about leaving with nothing, given the balance of play, the nature of the turnaround still leaves a bitter taste. Read More »

Georgia defeats TCU in Liberty Bowl, 31-23

The Georgia Bulldogs' offense was largely stagnant in the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The extra point failed, keeping the score at 9-7, but after a fumble by Eason, TCU quickly drove 16 yards with Hill hitting Diarse for a 10-yard touchdown and a 16-7 lead. Read More »

Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse admits to disappointing result to Spurs


But they have won four of their last five games overall, which Pochettino, who left Southampton for White Hart Lane in 2014, believes can be the springboard to a title challenge. "I sent the text". We bought him not only for the present but for the future. Having the character and perseverance to come back into the game, draw level and then score three more goals to runaway as winners in comfortable fashion is a great sign to see. Read More »

The Celtic XI to move 19 points clear vs. Rangers

Even when they aren't playing well, they're finding enough to see off their opponents. "We've got to try and continue our undefeated run for as long as we possibly can, but it wouldn't be the end of the world", Brown said when asked if a defeat would take the shine off Celtic's start to the season. Read More »

Antonio Conte singles out Willian after win over Stoke


Georgio Wijnaldum's early goal kept Liverpool within six points of the London side who showed tenacity to see off a resilient Stoke City side 4-2 at Stamford Bridge. To add insult to injury, it was Stoke's first effort on target in the game and Mark Hughes' side took full advantage as they look to pull off a surprise by denying Chelsea a win. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas does something Larry Bird never did in 52-point night


You see, he is the definitive elector of an National Basketball Association superstar, and Boston Celtics fans have been calling him all night about their guy Isaiah Thomas after he dropped 52 in a 117-114 win against the Miami Heat. And Montrezl Harrell, who is seeing extra minutes while Clint Capela is out, put up a career-high 29 points on 10-14 shooting. "It felt like nobody was out there with me and I just was making everything". Read More »

Guardiola, Klopp meet again in Anfield showdown


And it prompted Guardiola to wonder how his rivals would fare without their premier forwards. Considering City have spent in excess of £100m on new centre-halves in recent years, acquiring Klavan for just £4.2m is testament to Liverpool's scouting and an indictment of City's. Read More »

Jeetan Patel added to Kiwi squad for last Bangladesh ODI


New Zealand , ranked No. 4 on the International Cricket Council table, is the favourite, but Bangladesh , which certainly didn't disgrace itself in the first game, would be desperate to keep its recent surge - though mainly at home - going and put up a performance that belies its No. Read More »

Devine Redding: Devine Redding quiet in tight defeat vs. Utes

True freshman quarterback. Tyler Huntley received significant playing time as he recorded his first collegiate touchdown. How fired up is Utah to play in this bowl game against a 6-6 in team in the middle of the week? "I just had some sinus trouble and coughs", said Williams, who revealed that he got married a few weeks ago. Read More »

Game Preview: Ohio State vs. Clemson


This could be a close, thrilling game, so let's dig in to what Ohio State is facing. This is what you work your whole life for. The versatile player has caught 38 passes that went for 637 yards and seven trips to the promised land. "I know exactly what happened". Mekka Don, the hype man for Ohio State University football, is going to be very busy for the next few days. Watson will make mistakes if he's forced into hard situations, Ohio State just needs to put him in those situations ... Read More »

JonBenet Ramsey's brother sues CBS over documentary concluding he was killer


According to Reuters , the lawsuit claims Ramsey has been "exposed to public hatred, contempt and ridicule" following the two-part, four-hour series that aired in September. The lawsuit said that the Boulder PD and the Boulder District Attorney's office have publicly exonerated Burke before, during, and after the grand jury investigation, and that those facts were not highlighted in the series. Read More »

Barkley grabs dramatic late equaliser as Everton hold Hull


Stekelenburg was ruled out of the Leicester game with a dead leg and remains sidelined, with Joel Robles set to continue in his place. Fellow midfielder Muhamed Besic is on track to return in February from his knee injury, while Bryan Oviedo has resumed training after suffering a knock in training. Read More »

Leicester v West Ham Preview


It's been a fine response to a thoroughly embarrassing 5-1 destruction by Arsenal at the start of the month, and Opta tell us that West Ham are hoping to win four top-flight games on the bounce for the first time since February 2014. Leicester City wrap up the year that was 2016 at the King Power Stadium with a visit from West Ham on New Year's Eve. And having played such a prominent role in Leicester's title-winning campaign, Schmeichel is set to be ring-fenced by the owners next month in ... Read More »

Klopp: We battled with Stoke tactics


On the handicap Bournemouth rate the best bet in the Premier League. Stoke was the architect of its own downfall at times, with Lallana finding the net after Glen Johnson - one of three former Liverpool players in Stoke's lineup - failing to clear a cross. Read More »