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Paddy Power Betfair revenue up for Q3


Revenues at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair rose by 9 per cent to £440million in the group's third quarter, driven by 11 per cent growth in sports revenue. Paddy Power Betfair also paid tribute to the performance of its worldwide businesses during the third quarter, with both its Australia and U.S. divisions posting year-on-year revenue growth. Read More »

Giants Suspend Janoris Jenkins Indefinitely


Some actually went as far as using Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, suspended in Week 6 for walking out of the facility, as an example of a much less severe transgression than whatever Jenkins did. They weren't suspended because they alerted McAdoo. McAdoo said after Monday's practice that Jenkins' absence was excused . On Wednesday, McAdoo chalked that up to giving Jenkins the benefit of the doubt. Read More »

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) Touching New 52-week High

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Approximately 10.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. It also reduced its holding in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 7,264 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 277,027 shares, and cut its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (NASDAQ:ESRX). Read More »

Bayliss: Someone must step up in Stokes' absence


Stokes indiscretion in Bristol has made it harder for England's squad to get out and about in Australia. "If any team lose one of their better players it's going to be upsetting to a certain degree". We can't worry about something we can't control. "It's something you'd much rather do without", Bayliss said. We have to try to deal with that and keep it separate from what we are doing on the practice field and in matches. Read More »

Georgia tops first College Football Playoff rankings


Hocutt was asked Tuesday night what stood out about Georgia over Alabama. Georgia won 20-19 at No. 24 Notre Dame on September 9, while Alabama opened September 2 with a 24-7 dumping of No. Under coach Nick Saban, Alabama is in the middle of what is perhaps the greatest run in college football history. The Tigers are 7-1 and opened their season with six straight wins before a 27-24 loss at Syracuse on October 13. Read More »

Alabama-LSU is still big _ but so is the point spread


Alabama has won six in a row and eight of the past 10. Then Alabama mounted a 90-yard touchdown drive and marched 15 plays for a field goal to escape with a 10-0 win. Clark is averaging 16.9 yards on 11 punt returns, which is fourth in FBS football. LSU has managed just enough passing success to create some balance on offense. Read More »

Josh Gordon Has Been Reinstated By The NFL On A Conditional Basis

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon on a conditional basis. Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on Josh. Will be updated.Suspended Browns wide receiver has been granted a conditional reinstatement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following a meeting in NY on Wednesday. Read More »

Struggling Cavs Reportedly Had A Meeting Before Yesterday's Practice


Looking to fix their problems early on in the season, the Cavaliers held a team meeting Tuesday before practice so players and coaches could bring up their concerns. "Every team is just trying to put themselves in a position to compete with Golden State in the West and us in the East", he said. "I'm not sure. The season started earlier, everyone was off-rhythm for a little bit". Read More »

Sead Kolasinac could return for Arsenal to face Manchester City


Frenchman Olivier Giroud scored the victor late on as Red Star finished the match with 10 men. Arsenal hope to have Sead Kolasinac back in time for Sunday after he was forced off with a groin problem against Swansea . He played in their 1-0 home loss to Arsenal on October 19. They all want competition, they all deserve competition due to their quality. And the England global is likely to once again start on Thursday with Arsenal knowing victory will secure qualification into the round ... Read More »

Conor McGregor documentary: From welfare to UFC championships

Hey, maybe Bjornsson, who has made the podium at "The World's Strongest Man" competition every year since 2012, stands 6'9 and weighs over 400lbs, is looking to land himself a red panty night. Who knows, we'll see". "The [Nate] Diaz trilogy is also there". The two's record against each other now stands at 1-1, and McGregor admitted that he wouldn't be averse to putting his belt on the line in a grudge bout, but the Dublin brawler also wants to try and convince boxers to try and prove ... Read More »

Two Russian Skiers Banned For Life From Olympics Over Doping In Sochi

Russian gold medallist Alexander Legkov has received a life ban for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov are the first athletes punished by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC ) investigation into claims of Russian doping made in the 2016 McLaren report . Read More »

College Football Playoff announces title game sites, including first in Indianapolis


The College Football Playoff National Championship will be played at NRG Stadium in 2024. "Hosting this game will also ensure the 78,000 residents in our local hospitality industry will continue to earn a paycheck". "Each of the four cities chosen met or exceeded our standards for selection", said Hancock. Atlanta, Santa Clara and New Orleans were already locked in for the next three title games. Read More »

Tennessee OT Brett Kendrick Played Second Half vs. Kentucky With Concussion


According to these same sources Kendrick suffered the concussion late in the second quarter and was unable to remember the entire second half of the game. Jones noted that the Southeastern Conference has an independent medical observer at games to monitor these types of things. Jones nor his staff have issued any statement at this time pertaining to the issue, and there was nothing said after the game about an injury to Kendrick either. Read More »

Sergio Aguero In For Gabriel Jesus


City, the Premier League leaders, are unbeaten in 15 games this season and have won the last 13 in succession - a club record - and scored 45 goals in the process. "They are athletes. When they play a game they want to win". Only Barcelona (2,273) have attempted more passes in the Champions League this season than Manchester City (2,077); the Citizens have the highest completion rate so far in the competition however (90%). Read More »

Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)

On October 18 Morgan Stanley held the stock rating at "Overweight" and lowered the price target to $126.00 from $128.00. A total of 19 analysts have released a report on Electronic Arts. EVP Blake J. Jorgensen sold 10,000 shares at an average price of $118.43 on October 5th. The drop in estimate has also led to a 3.4 per cent drop in the company's share price. Read More »

Arsene Wenger opens up on Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez transfer speculation

Arsenal nearly signed Lemar on transfer deadline day in the summer for a club record £90million, and although the deal fell through the Gunners remain keen. The Daily Telegraph report that Barca are showing interest in the France worldwide as they face having to reshape their midfield next summer. The collapse of that deal also reportedly prevented Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester City from going through. Read More »

Khichdi As National Food? Twitter Simmers With Reactions


About 800 kgs of khichdi using grains such as jowar (sorghum) and bajra (pearl millet), will be prepared and distributed to children. A giant " kadhai " (frying pan) of the capacity of 1,000 litres and 7 feet in diameter will be used for slow steam-cooking. Read More »

Duke is No. 1 in AP preseason poll for second straight year

The Wildcats are positioned at No. 5 in the poll, trailing Duke, Michigan State, Arizona, and Kansas. Below is the preseason AP poll with first place votes in parentheses. 1 and No. 2 since Kansas and Oklahoma's triple-overtime thriller in 2016. But he's got plenty of tools to reload in 2017-18, headlined by senior Grayson Allen as well a quartet of heralded freshmen and former five-star recruits, including the No. Read More »

Papa John's critical of National Football League leadership, pulls some advertising


But the country already was polarized; the anthem controversy simply allowed that polarity to invade pro football, via politicians made a decision to intrude on sports. The remarks follow a controversy over NFL football players protesting during the national anthem, a movement that started last season. For Q3, system-wide comparable sales were up 1.0% for the North America business and increased 5.3% at worldwide stores. Read More »

Nadal tops year-end rankings after Chung victory


At 31, Nadal has also become the oldest year-end World No 1 since the rankings began. Next he will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, who ended a 10-match losing streak in round one and backed that up with a 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/1) 6-2 victory over 15th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys defense shines against Redskins


How long Elliott remains available to the Cowboys should become clearer Monday, when a NY judge will decide if he can be granted another temporary injunction or must begin serving a six-game suspension for domestic violence. Down 13-7 and in danger of going down nine points with 3:19 to go in the first half, Tyrone Crawford blocked a Nick Rose field goal and cornerback Orlando Scandrick returned it 85 yards to inside the five-yard line. Read More »

Cyclones ranked No. 15 in CFP poll


Four other teams are unbeaten. Notre Dame on the other hand has beaten three teams now in the top 25 by 20 or more points. The prospects for Georgia, Alabama and Notre Dame are tied together. Comment: Cougars are teetering and have a hard schedule left, but one win ( Stanford or Utah, most likely) should get them to Las Vegas for the first time. Read More »

Arsene Wenger prepared to hand Mathieu Debuchy an Arsenal lifeline


On Wednesday Wenger defended his rotation of the team and said he would continue to do so. It was their fourth straight win in all competitions following their 2-1 loss away at Watford nearly three weeks ago. Expect the likes of Iwobi and Walcott to return in the attack behind lone center forward Olivier Giroud . I urge them [the England coaching staff] to do it [call him up]. Read More »

Real Madrid striker Benzema slams troll Lineker: Full of HATE!


He told Les Inrockuptibles: "I feel sorry for them, frankly". Benzema hasn't played for France since 2015 but, in that same interview, the 29-year-old revealed his hope to return for his national team in time for the 2018 World Cup. "Of course I want to return for France!" Karim has notched over 20 league goals in only two of his years at Real, and for debatably the best side in world football, that return is surely unacceptable, and I think it would be a huge risk to pay the fees ... Read More »

Bake Off victor gets her skates on for Dancing on Ice

I take my first steps on the ice later on", she commented. The victor of last year's cooking competition has chose to hang up her apron and put on her ice skates for next year's Dancing On Ice . The 12 celebrities will be skating to impress the ice panel, consisting of skating legends Torvill and Dean, show favourite Jason Gardiner and one remaining judge, as well as the viewers at home. Read More »

HAPPENING TODAY: Free tacos at Taco Bell


Since the start of the promotion, the deal has only been offered five times before. Head to your local Taco Bell between 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. If another base is stolen during the championship, more free tacos will be offered to the country on November 7. Thank you, Maybin! Free tacos for all! That's it. Read More »

Ronaldo is incredible but I wouldn't swap Kane for anybody


We have to show respect for what Cristiano has done through the years and continues doing. "Harry is a very important player on and off the pitch for this group and having him is always a major boost", the Belgian said. Yet, as it turns out, he wasn't in a particularly swapping mood after Real Madrid's 2-1 loss to Girona on the weekend. The incident is one that was not picked up by referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez at the time, who has been at the centre of a number of controversies ... Read More »

Vandeweghe gets job done in China


The two-time grand slam semi-finalist dropped only five points on her serve in the decider to collect her first win of the tournament. Vandeweghe was not at her best but she was pleased with the eventual win, telling reporters afterwards: "Today was a survive-and-conquer kind of day". Read More »

Former PNE boss Simon Grayson sacked by Sunderland


Grayson took the job after leaving Preston this summer but he has been under serious pressure and an eventful six-goal draw with the division's bottom side was the final straw. One thing is for sure though, this is a huge appointment for the board, who will be desperate to avoid back-to-back relegations, and whoever they will appoint will have a gargantuan job on their hands to keep Sunderland in the Championship . Read More »

Whoever made decision to sell Matic needs sacking


The former Manchester United defender told posed the question to BBC 5Line: "What's gone wrong for Chelsea? ". "It's as simple as that". Chelsea's decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was one of the worst in Premier League history according to Phil Neville, who believes the Blues should sack whoever sanctioned the deal. Read More »

Chelsea looking at RB Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi


According to ESPN , Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in signing RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi - just months after Newcastle had hoped to sign him. The 27-year-old spent six years on-and-off at Liverpool after joining the club originally on loan in 2007. The Times say Chelsea are ready to offer Cesc Fabregas a new contract amid renewed interest from Manchester United in the midfielder. Read More »

Blake Shelton On Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon


But the country singer-songwriter was visiting his old pal Fallon, so the friendly (ish) banter had a bit of an edge, and lots of jokes at Shelton's expense. What appeared to be a plate of 12 apples was really eight caramel apples and four raw, caramel covered onions. Not amused at the game's concept, Shelton remarked, "I'm only here because Seth Meyers is booked". Read More »