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Grizzlies Edge Blazers in Furious Comeback, 88-86

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The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 86 to 88 on December 8, 2016 at FedExForum. Antetokounmpo was called for a 10-second violation when attempting a free-throw in the third quarter. I played with him in Miami. Grizzlies: Memphis coach David Fizdale finally said enough about calls and no-calls late in the first half to earn a technical courtesy of official J. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp 'angry' at thought oflosing to West Ham

Broos was hoping to persuade Matip to end his worldwide exile and earlier this week he told told Belgium's Voetbal Magazine: "When I took over as coach I went to see him in Gelsenkirchen and ask him to return to the team". In reality, they will be happy to escape a mauling, especially with title-chasing Liverpool smarting from last weekend's 4-3 loss at Bournemouth. Archant's West Ham correspondent Dave Evans saw them produce a stunning 3-0 win over the Reds on Merseyside last season, ... Read More »

Kazan hosts FIFA Confederations Cup draw ceremony

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Even when Mexico travels to tricky World Cup qualifying encounters in CONCACAF, the type of opposition and pitches it encounters are more focused on stopping El Tri's play than anything else. In the other group, Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico were drawn together. He said: "Always a major player in major tournaments and I've no doubt this will be the same". Read More »

Magnus Carlsen defeats Russian to retain chess title in nail-biting speed final

Karjakin even won one match despite playing on the black pieces, a situation generally regarded as disadvantageous. Carlsen has got many factors going his way in the tiebreaks if things unfold according to strength and logic. The match thus far has mostly been by theory so far, implying that all these moves can be found in many Chess training books. Should there still be a tie at this point, they will play up to four more sets of blitz games. Read More »

Orange Bowl has Harbaugh, Fisher talking memories

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MI (10-2) fell out of College Football Playoff contention with a double-overtime loss to Ohio State. Harbaugh said it one more time in a more succinct way. Everybody gets caught in the game itself, but really behind the scenes, what these bowls stand for, they're tremendous things. "It'll be great for him to get this experience". Read More »

'Hairspray Live!' Premieres This Week, Live From US

While " Hairspray " is the tamest of Water's films, it even had a PG rating, it still pushed boundaries. The story revolves around plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream to dance on "The Corny Collins Show", a local TV program. "It's a poignant number". "One of the best pieces of advice she gave me was that Harvey is always right; always listen to Harvey". "Tracy's the ultimate underdog". Read More »

Pochettino sees swagger back at Spurs

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The former Architect has had a fairly quiet season so far with only nine games under his belt - 6 x Serie A and one World Cup qualifier. "In the Premier League we have showed we can cope". The victor of this match will progress to the Europa League as the third-place side, although that might be more of a curse than a blessing, especially for the Spurs. Read More »

MI and Ohio State meet with eyes on conference and national championships

MI was also fined $10,000 as a result. Ohio State had won the battle the last two years, after U-M had been the victor in five out of the previous six years. In that scenario, they will have beaten the Pac-12 champion as well as the Big Ten champion-be it Wisconsin or Penn State. That balance, which has seemed to come and go each week this season, clearly wasn't there against MI. Read More »

Guardiola to ring changes for Celtic, undecided on Aguero

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To make matters worse for City, Fernandinho has been banned for three games following his red card for pushing Cesc Fabregas over an advertising hoarding during the angry confrontations that followed Aguero's tackle. - Celtic's two quickest Champions League goals have both come against Man City this season (2:23 and 3:51 in this match) - Manchester City are unbeaten in their last eight Champions League home games (W5 D3), their longest run without a defeat in the competition at the ... Read More »

Striker Fernando Llorente 'happy' at Swansea City

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It was put to Pardew that his players lacked leadership on the pitch when it mattered and "wilted" in injury-time, when Fernando Llorente scored twice from close range to capitalise on some woeful defending. The hosts enjoyed a 3-1 advantage before Palace produced an impressive comeback with three unanswered goals for a 4-3 edge. We obviously didn't do that and it was a insane game that produced a result that was hard to take. Read More »

This is Manchester City's dream January midfield including this key target

Dyche, who engineered a deserved win over Liverpool earlier in the season, admitted Burnley's plan had been to make life "as awkward and tough as possible". I'm not a guy who complains so much, believe me. Marney's replacement Scott Arfield teed up Lowton to cross and Sam Vokes' header forced a stop from Bravo in first-half stoppage time. Read More »

MLB Rumors: Chris Sale To Nationals Has 'Legit Chance' Of Happening

The 27-year-old Sale, who has three years and $38 million left on his current deal, is 74-50 with 3.00 ERA in his career. There were indications Monday night it was the White Sox changing course. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are still in the mix for some combination of players from the White Sox . The Nationals joined conversations with the White Sox late, but that's no indication of their interest in perennial Cy Young candidate, Chris Sale . Read More »

Luck returns to full practice work for Indianapolis

Clearance from that doctor is the final step in getting the greenlight to play December 5 against the Jets . For the Colts , quarterback Andrew Luck passed the final stage of the concussion protocol and has been cleared to play. Luck missed the final nine games of last season with a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle. Just think about the last 15 months. In addition to Luck, other COLTS injuries worth monitoring: WR T.Y. Read More »

Horford: I almost joined the Rockets

Bradley hit a jumper with his foot on the line to pull Boston within one point with 46.9 seconds left. The Celtics owned an eight-point lead at the 6:56 mark thanks to a Horford dunk. Kelly Olynyk, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier finished with a combined 18 points and a plus/minus rating of +13. But the 3-pointer that wasn't a 3-pointer was one of the more talked-about topics in the Celtics locker room afterwards. Read More »

David Haye Explains How Quickly He Could KO Anthony Joshua

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Joshua said, "I have consistently turned to him for advice and guidance so I am really excited to have him in my corner". "If I can breathe, if I can stand, I'm going to fight to knock him out", says Molina. However, since the Wilder defeat, Molina has triumphed against both Rodricka Ray and Tomasz Adamek, and believes he now has both the attacking weapons and the preparation to beat the British fighter. Read More »

Champions League, Benfica-Napoli: Predicted Lineups

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Although Dynamo Kiev have no hope of advancing further, the Ukrainians will provide a stern test for Besiktas , who recently came back from 3-0 down against Portuguese group rivals Benfica to earn a hard-won draw. "We're here to play our football as we did in the first game and as we do in every game". The game changed on 29 minutes when Andreas Beck was controversially sent off for a challenge as Derlis Gonzalez entered the box, though they appeared shoulder-to-shoulder. Read More »

Ranking reaction: All calm at the top before make-or-break weekend

Here's my opinions on the matter. Saturday marks one of the biggest regular season college football games in several years. Even though MI and Ohio State's rankings each have withstood a loss this season, competition from top teams in other conferences and even their own means the Playoff candidacy of Saturday's losing team likely will end. Read More »

Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

The committee, made up of 12 people with some sort of college athletics or administrative experience, announced the playoff teams along with its final rankings on Sunday. Will OSU live up to its reputation as one of the four best teams in college football? No one seems to know for sure. But if Penn State beat Pitt it would have benefited from playing a hard nonconference schedule. Read More »

How to watch (and follow) this year's Grey Cup

That one ended a crisp opening drive for Burris as he marched the RedBlacks 66 yards on 10 plays and eliminated any doubts about him and his knee. He also was the Grey Cup MVP with the Stampeders in 2008 in their victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. Henry Burris and Ernest Jackson are joining you in Ottawa's hall of heroes. Read More »

James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform

The Bulls are now 11-7 and sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference behind Cleveland and Toronto. Taj Gibson made his first nine shots and matched his career-high with 26 points and Robin Lopez added 10 points in the post. But on Friday night, who the Bulls were playing did make a difference. "I didn't even know he was 1-for-9", Wade said of Mirotic in a compliment. Read More »

Berry's 2 picks carry Chiefs to 29-28 win over Falcons

The Falcons feature QB Matt Ryan and one of the most prolific groups in the league, among the best in yards gained (third), points (first) and offensive touchdowns (second). While the Kansas City defense will likely have its moments on Sunday, there probably won't be enough of them to derail a high-powered Atlanta offense that is far superior to the one the Chiefs faced in Denver last week. Read More »

Ageless Wonder Burris Leads RedBlacks to Major Grey Cup Upset

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The result was a huge upset as the Stampeders were the heavy favourites to win after finishing the season atop the standings with 15 wins and just 3 losses. The Stampeders, who were considered by so many as virtual locks to win Sunday at BMO Field, had a horrendous first half before roaring back to send the game into overtime. Read More »

Dalton Throws For 2 TDs, Bengals Beat Eagles 32-14

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Cincinnati held the ball for 3:49 as they marched down the field. The Eagles had Cincinnati on a 3rd & 8 after a tackle for a loss by Fletcher Cox. The Bengals took eight plays to drive 77 yards in 3:39. Both back-up tight ends Clark Harris (groin injury) and C.J. Uzomah (calf injury) are listed as doubtful against the Eagles . Read More »

Virat Kohli climbs to career-best 3rd in ICC Test rankings

England could only delay the inevitable in Mohali , scrambling 236 all out to set India a target of 103 - which they achieved in 20.2 overs to wrap up victory in mid-evening, thanks to a 39-ball 50 from Parthiv Patel (67no). Jadeja , who scored a career-best 90 and picked up four wickets, was adjudged man of the match . But England's players are looking to unwind with some welcome down time in Dubai before making the short trip from the Gulf resort city to Mumbai for the fourth ... Read More »

Gabbert relieves struggling Kaepernick in fourth quarter

Phil Dawson then kicked the first of his two first-half field goals, helping San Francisco to a 6-0 lead. The Bears led 7-6 after a first half that was ugly. "Once again, like I've said all along, my focus is on the next game", Kaepernick said. "So my focus has been on the Bears this past week". However, after Kaepernick revealed that he had decided not to vote, Smith said he changed his mind about the sports star. Read More »