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Sports I Don't See Philippe Coutinho As Competition - Barcelona Midfield Star
Author: 0 I Don't See Philippe Coutinho As Competition - Barcelona Midfield Star

The Catalan giants failed to get their man in the summer, as Liverpool resisted any bids for their star performer, but Barca are expected to ramp-up their efforts to land the playmaker when the January transfer window opens. Liverpool rejected multiple offers from Barcelona in the summer and stood firm, insisting that Coutinho was not for sale. He has since returned to the fold at Anfield and continues to impress under Jurgen Klopp , and Barca's interest has apparently not waned.

Sports Wofford at North Carolina
Author: 0 Wofford at North Carolina

UNC is 7-3 against the spread this season, covering in three straight games. The Terriers earned their first win ever over a top-25 team with the 79-75 non-conference in Chapel Hill. Fourth-ranked North Carolina hopes to avoid a letdown after recording an inspiring road victory when it returns home to take on unsafe Wofford on Wednesday night.

Sports Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, will miss six months
Author: 0 Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, will miss six months

It's going from bad to worse for the Baltimore Orioles . Now, he could get a $12 million contract and not be able to pitch for the team in the first half of the season. Britton finished fourth in Cy Young voting for his performance in 2016 and was the envy of many a manager throughout Major League Baseball for his dominance in the 9th inning.

Sports Female kicker makes history in Texas state title game
Author: 0 Female kicker makes history in Texas state title game

Nava made history by simply stepping foot on the field as her Strawn Greyhounds beat the Balmorhea 78-42 at AT&T Stadium during the Class 1A Division II six-man game, but she made a name for herself by drilling nine of 10 extra points along the way.

Sports Nate Diaz To UFC: Ask Nicely, Motherf***ers'
Author: 0 Nate Diaz To UFC: Ask Nicely, Motherf***ers'

Mayweather kick-started the rumors earlier this month, stating on camera that the UFC wanted him for a three- or four-fight deal that could net him $1 billion. Would and could do is different things. Obviously it's mixed martial arts, but I could even do a handicap, I don't even need to grapple with him, I don't even need to go to ground at all.

Sports Warriors say Curry will miss Christmas showdown with Cavs
Author: 0 Warriors say Curry will miss Christmas showdown with Cavs

The Golden State Warriors will be without star guard Stephen Curry for their Christmas Day blockbuster against the Cleveland Cavaliers as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Golden State hasn't missed a beat, winning five straight without the two-time NBA MVP and nine straight overall after Monday night's overtime win in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

Sports MLS Expansion: Cincinnati, Sacramento both deserve spots
Author: 0 MLS Expansion: Cincinnati, Sacramento both deserve spots

The MLS board discussed last week the planned 2020 MLS expansion by two teams, along with a raft of other annual business. With both Sacramento and Cincinnati now having successful USL franchises as the center pieces of their bids, life will go on whatever happens and they'll both continue to get big crowds and attract interest.

Author: 0 I made up comments about drugs, says Justin Gatlin's agent

He added that he was " shocked and surprised " that Wagner would be implicated, and that he had fired the agent as soon as he learned of the doping allegations. That documentary, "The Dark Side", featured secretly-recorded conversations with alleged dealers and, at least on one occasion, a professional baseball player admitting on camera to his use of banned substances.

Sports Conte pleased with Chelsea reaction
Author: 0 Conte pleased with Chelsea reaction

At this moment I'm ready to continue to play with these players because they are showing me great commitment and great behaviour. Conte was also thrilled with the quick-fire response of his side after Bournemouth levelled. Chelsea will now face Arsenal over two legs for a place in the final and Conte believes their progression to the semi-finals is a "remarkable achievement" given that his fringe players have been heavily involved in the tournament.

Sports Rockets' Trevor Ariza and Coach D'Antoni reflect on Kobe Bryant's legacy
Author: 0 Rockets' Trevor Ariza and Coach D'Antoni reflect on Kobe Bryant's legacy

In addition to the half-time ceremony, the Lakers will host a Bryant-themed street festival outside Staples Center dubbed "Kobeland". Bryant's National Basketball Association career started in 1996, when he wore the #8 jersey. "He's everything in this city", said Lakers coach Luke Walton , Bryant's teammate on the last two title teams. And that happened throughout the entire game.

Sports Vikings Owners Part of Winning Bid for Nashville MLS Expansion Franchise
Author: 0 Vikings Owners Part of Winning Bid for Nashville MLS Expansion Franchise

MLS previously announced Nashville, Cincinnati, Sacramento and Detroit as the finalists for two expansion franchises to be awarded by the end of the year. The stadium could open by March 2021, with the bonds only waiting for Nashville to receive an expansion franchise. Welcome to MLS, Nashville. Later that month, a crowd of 56,232 attended a friendly match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez Will Join Manchester City From Arsenal

I think we have players of quality. City have had some contact with Southampton about Virgil van Dijk - who was a target for them last summer. The Blues boast some of the most formidable attacking midfielders in the league in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva, and it would be fascinating to see exactly how Sanchez would fit into a team already full of such illustrious names.

Sports Britton doesn't want to be Clement's Swansea successor
Author: 0 Britton doesn't want to be Clement's Swansea successor

The club said they will give Swansea supporters an update regarding Clement's replacements within the next 24 hours. Clement went on to save Swansea from relegation at the end of last season, but he has been unable to continue that form into the 2017-18 campaign.

Author: 0 PSG's Cavani pulls ahead of Messi as top club scorer in 2017

The French sensation has seven goals and seven assists in 13 Ligue 1 matches, while he registered four goals and three assists in the club's record-setting UEFA Champions League group stage displays (PSG scored 25 goals in six matches). There is no uncertainty about Mbappe's plans when he hangs up his boots, though. Forward Nabil Fekir put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot in the 24th minute - his 14th of the season - and former Manchester United right back Rafael made it 2-0 in the ...

Sports Arsenal's Jack Wilshere attracting Marseille interest
Author: 0 Arsenal's Jack Wilshere attracting Marseille interest

The England worldwide, who progressed through Arsenal's youth system and made his senior debut in 2008, has featured in 175 matches for Arsene Wenger's side over the last nine years. "I am enjoying my football and am playing in the Premier League now and I want to help Arsenal get to where it should be". The English midfielder has made 15 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season, with a lot of them coming in the Europa League and League Cup.

Sports Joel Embiid (back) could miss 76ers' next two games
Author: 0 Joel Embiid (back) could miss 76ers' next two games

Back on December 9, the big man received a rest day for a contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Philadelphia is in a bit of a skid, though only a portion of that skid has occurred with Embiid on the shelf. Proving Embiid's MVP-contending status, the 76ers have lost six of seven games without him in the lineup this season. The Sixers, now the 4th-ranked team in the Atlantic Division, will be back in action on Thursday night, when they'll welcome the Toronto Raptors to the Wells Fargo ...

Sports Venus Williams receives good news in case involving fatal auto accident
Author: 0 Venus Williams receives good news in case involving fatal auto accident

A Palm Beach Gardens police traffic homicide investigation found Williams was not at fault in the death of a 78-year-old man, who crashed into her auto in June. Barson drove into the intersection when the light turned green. The investigation also found no fault with the driver whose auto struck Williams' vehicle.

Sports Man jailed for racially charged attack on Man City's Sterling
Author: 0 Man jailed for racially charged attack on Man City's Sterling

The club has yet to comment. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper said a man appeared to be waiting for the 23-year-old England global as he pulled up at City's training complex, which is adjacent to the Etihad Stadium. He was already subject to a soccer-related violence banning order that prevented him from attending certain matches. Sterling started the match against Tottenham hours later and scored two goals in a 4-1 win.

Sports Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma in New Delhi for reception
Author: 0 Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma in New Delhi for reception

Editorial team of CricketCountry. (Kohli) earned money here and spent billions there (Italy)... "This proves he is not a patriot". "Is Hindustan untouchable?" said the legislator from Guna, Panna Lal Shakya. After the two receptions conclude, the couple will travel to South Africa and bring about the New Year together before Anushka returns to India while Kohli joins his teammates to take on the Proteas in a long tour.

Sports Penn State Football Lands 5-Star DE Micah Parsons
Author: 0 Penn State Football Lands 5-Star DE Micah Parsons

Penn State's recruiting classes has always been amongst the top-25 annually, but many expected Franklin would be able to consistently recruit top-10 classes and the key was going to be signing multiple five-star prospects. In the days leading to the Early Signing Period, Herbstreit was involved with - though not at fault for - a minor Ohio State NCAA violation connected to Parsons' recruitment.

Sports San Francisco Giants acquire Evan Longoria from Rays
Author: 0 San Francisco Giants acquire Evan Longoria from Rays

The three-time All-Star is only entering his age-32 season and did hit 36 home runs in 2016, so there is reason to believe he can still produce at a high level for a few more seasons. He arrived halfway through its 20-season history, just as the team rebranded itself as the Rays, from the Devil Rays, in 2008. It is unclear if he will make it to Tampa Bay for the start of spring training as the Rays could flip in another deal.

Sports Hot reads: Why did Patriots ban Tom Brady's own trainer?
Author: 0 Hot reads: Why did Patriots ban Tom Brady's own trainer?

Belichick and Brady have continued to be tight-lipped about the situation, with Brady expressing confidence in Guerrero and crediting his methods as a big part of why Brady is still playing football at age 40, the Globe reported . Guerrero later stopped selling it. He was cleared of wrongdoing in a 2014 letter instructing him to abide by state regulations while supervising licensed therapists at the TB12 Center.

Sports Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather Is In Talks For A UFC Fight
Author: 0 Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather Is In Talks For A UFC Fight

Recently Joe Rogan raised eyebrows throughout the combat sports world, by relaying that Dana White confirmed to him personally , that Floyd Mayweather is interested in signing with the UFC. Like legitimately. So, I texted him, 'Is Floyd really talking about fighting in MMA?' And he goes, 'Yeah, he's f*****g insane. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight 3 fights or fight 4 fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can.

Sports This Is What Dabo Swinney Reportedly Said About Urban Meyer
Author: 0 This Is What Dabo Swinney Reportedly Said About Urban Meyer

The day started early with announcements that were less stressful but no less important as five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence and five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas both followed through on verbal commitments that have been standing for most of 2017.

Author: 0 The FedEx Corporation (FDX) VP John L. Merino Sells 7200 Shares

FedEx Co. The firm has a market cap of $64,368.86, a P/E ratio of 20.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.36. About 84,231 shares traded. Oakbrook Invests Ltd invested in 15,425 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) stated it has 90,957 shares. When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 1.73 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell.

Sports What to Watch For in This Week's Early Signing Period
Author: 0 What to Watch For in This Week's Early Signing Period

Long rumored as a possibility, it's now baked in the cake with players being allowed to end the recruiting process before Christmas. But regional and conference preferences prevented agreement on the timing - and the need - for an early signing date.

Sports Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United: 5 Talking Points
Author: 0 Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United: 5 Talking Points

West Ham had been showing good form in this competition before Moyes arrived, coming back from two goals down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in the previous round. Wenger has confirmed Theo Walcott has recovered from a groin injury and will start in attack while Danny Welbeck could get a run out having recently recovered from a hamstring problem.

Sports Ian Wright: 'Alexis Sanchez looks like he has clocked off'
Author: 0 Ian Wright: 'Alexis Sanchez looks like he has clocked off'

Ozil revealed in his autobiography the way Wenger's long-term adversary Mourinho would motivate him at Bernabeu was far different from the calmer Frenchman. On whether the team would miss Mesut more than Alexis, "I wouldn't like to compare". But at the moment, it's very hard. "I have no information that Marseille was trying to contact us".

Sports Atletico Madrid report Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association over improper contact with Griezmann
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid report Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association over improper contact with Griezmann

Should Barcelona be found guilty of the violations, a punishment severe as a two-window transfer ban may be handed out. "It could be that Bartomeu had a meeting with Griezmann's family", Armor told Movistar . That puts United as favourites to sign the forward and Griezmann came close to moving to Old Trafford last summer. The 26-year-old made a decision to stay to support the club, who were serving their own transfer ban, in the end.

Sports Lions' playoff odds down to 14 percent after another Falcons win
Author: 0 Lions' playoff odds down to 14 percent after another Falcons win

They've won two straight games. The Carolina Panthers continued their home stand with another win, keeping pace in the NFC South and forcing a meaningful final two weeks of the year. Had the Seahawks swept the Rams, they nearly certainly would have made the postseason. Detroit has a favorable schedule ahead in traveling to reeling Cincinnati and hosting possibly Rodgers-less Green Bay.

Sports Alabama LB Dylan Moses injured in practice
Author: 0 Alabama LB Dylan Moses injured in practice

Moses was also listed as Evans' backup at Will linebacker. Nick Saban statement on reported Alabama LB Dylan Moses season-ending injury: " Dylan Moses injured his foot in practice on Monday". Where Alabama turns in Moses' absence is unclear. Alabama is now preparing to face Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on January 1. Tailback Josh Jacobs is the only other Tide player who caught more than three passes in the three games, with 24 yards on four catches.

Sports Leicester boss Puel out for revenge against Man City
Author: 0 Leicester boss Puel out for revenge against Man City

Man City continue on their quest of winning the unprecedented quadruple as they turn their attention to the League Cup tonight. "It is a little too early for the moment but there are no more injuries". And just as City looked like they had held out, Kyle Walker was penalised for a challenge on Demarai Gray in the penalty area and Vardy tucked home a penalty in the sixth minute of added-on time .

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