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Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday


Saturday morning NFL's Ian Rapoport tweeted Green Bay had requested an interview with Schneider but was denied . He became the director of college scouting in 2012, and the director of player personnel in 2016. Chances are that someone (perhaps Bob McGinn) will have a detailed story regarding things done behind the scenes to help Gutekunst get the job, and things that will happen behind the scenes now that the Packers have a new football boss. Read More »

OJ Simpson poses with Las Vegas fans during Bills, Jaguars wildcard game


The Buffalo Bills are in the playoffs for the first time this decade and begin their quest for their first postseason victory in over two decades when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card Game. That said, the Bills traded defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars before Week 8 and the two run defenses went in different directions. If Leonard Fournette is gaining yards in chunks, Bortles won't have to do much and that was the recipe for success this year in ... Read More »

EPL: Tottenham salvage 1-1 draw with West Ham


Tottenham , bidding to become the only top-flight club to take 12 points from the hectic holiday programme and close on the Premier League's top four, spent all night trying to pick a way through the claret and blue barricade in front of them. Read More »

Tottenham 3 AFC Wimbledon 0: Kane double snuffs out hint of upset


The reformed south-west London club head back to the venue of the Dons' memorable 1988 FA Cup final victory over Liverpool . "And all the players, all the team, they all love him". Danny Rose's knee injury is not thought to be a serious one, but he remains a doubt for the FA Cup clash against Wimbledon , while Toby Alderweireld remains absent with a hamstring injury. Read More »

'Injured' Murray pulls out of Brisbane International


Murray, now ranked 16th in the world, attempted a return at the US Open in August but pulled out two days before the start of the tournament. The former world No.1 and three-time grand slam victor is flying back to the United Kingdom to "assess all the options" on the injury after floating the possibility of surgery earlier this week. Read More »

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'don't want to play for' Walton

LaVar, speaking from a Lithuanian resort, also called out Walton at length , saying that the Lakers "don't want to play for" the 37-year-old coach. Yes, that's it. "As I preach to my players, control what you can control in life; that's gotta be my philosophy as well". "The Lakers, still in rebuilding mode, are 11-27 and have lost nine straight games". Read More »

Auckland weather bomb threatens second straight washout day at ASB Classic


Wozniacki held a 5-1 lead in the first set before Vickery stormed back to 5-4. German second seed Julia Goerges and opponent Polona Hercog failed to play out a single game before the heavens opened, and returned to the sheds. Wozniacki - gunning for both her first Classic title and a first grand slam crown at this month's Australian Open - said the schedule left her exhausted. Read More »

Qatar Open: Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title


Rublev will play Gael Monfils of France in his quest to win a second career title. "I'm just pleased the way that the year start and I'll be ready for tomorrow". "It's the ideal preparation leading into the Australian Open and here (in SA)". Monfils will be attempting to win the Doha event for the first time after finishing runner-up on three previous occasions. Read More »

Riyad Mahrez to undergo medical with Liverpool ahead of £49m transfer


Liverpool are said to be keen to replace Philippe Coutinho with Thomas Lemar, but the Reds have reportedly not made contact with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez . "It is all positive for him". Fast, skilful and possessing deadly end product in the final third, Mahrez would add a lot to an already potent Liverpool attack. Read More »

Alvaro Morata sets new record in Chelsea's draw with Arsenal


While Chelsea's Conte managed just one victory in those 6 meetings, Chelsea Pre-Conte recorded a massive 12 wins in the previous 18 clashes. "It is not a lucky period for him", Conte told a news conference. For sure, for a striker it's very important to score as if you score your confidence goes up, and if you don't your confidence can go down. Morata, 25, fired well wide when sent through on goal early in the match. Read More »

Curry propels Warriors past injury-riddled Clippers

It wasn't such a memorable afternoon, however, for Warriors not named Curry. He was driving to the basket and seemed to slip before Warriors reserve center JaVale McGee , trying to cut Griffin off, inadvertently caught him in the forehead with an elbow. Read More »

McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast

Gruden, who reportedly has agreed to a 10-year contract worth an estimated $100 million, responded by basically saying it's not a done deal before quickly deflecting to the game at hand. Say what you will about their relationship not being peachy but that was a special moment. At least Gruden sounds very ready for some football. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons. Read More »

Falcons vs. Rams: Odds, Stat Predictions for 2018 NFC Wild-Card Game


The fact they're the only NFC team from last year's postseason to make it in speaks to the volatility of such things, but when a team goes to the Super Bowl and leads the National Football League in scoring and, well, nearly slams New England for the championship, it enters the following season with a certain expectation level. Read More »

Arsenal manager Wenger given touchline ban, fine for referee incident


Wenger admitted a charge of using inappropriate language in the row, and has subsequently been given a three-game touchline ban for his actions, confirmed in a statement released by the FA on Friday afternoon. "It feels more like a defeat than like a winning equaliser", he told the club's official website. The link provided Wenger with a list of the hospitality packages on offer for the match. Read More »

Titans' Marcus Mariota records first touchdown reception off own pass

It'll go down as Marcus Mariota to Marcus Mariota for a touchdown in the box score, and no, that isn't a typo. At this points, the Tennessee Titans will take their touchdowns any way they can get them. Mariota's 6-yard pass was initially deflected by Kansas City cornerback Darrelle Revis , but Mariota never lost sight of the airborne football and caught it. Read More »

Travis Kelce wobbly after taking big hit against Titans


The Chiefs have a lead this week, but would need Kelce next week for a game against either Pittsburgh or New England. Kelce would get a couple more catches to put his yardage total up to 54 yards for the game on three grabs. The Chiefs lead 21-3 early in the third quarter. The 28-year-old enjoyed another strong regular season in 2017, racking up 83 receptions for 1,038 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Read More »

Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions


This NFC South showdown will be one of the books, though. The Saints have become a juggernaut in the NFC South and have reclaimed the title of NFC South champs. The Panthers are 9-4 all-time when wearing white in the playoffs and 0-3 when donning black jerseys. The team that won the two regular season matchups is 13-7 SU in those 20 instances. Read More »

Halep lands Shenzhen Open title


Defending champion Katerina Siniakova defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday in her first meeting with the five-time major victor to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open. "It's going to be great, but I know tomorrow is going to be a tough match", the World No.1 said. Despite being broken back in the next game, the sixth-seeded Czech maintained her focus to take Halep's serve twice more and level the match at a set apiece. Read More »

Oman capture Gulf Cup of Nations after thrilling penalty shoot-out victory


Video and pictures display the devastating scenes of the glass breaking from pressure of the fans and then them falling down quite a way onto the ground. The win was an apt reward for Oman who were the most consistent team in the 23rd edition of the prestigious regional tournament which was shifted to Kuwait from Qatar after its global football ban was lifted by FIFA a few weeks ago. Read More »

Figure Skating: Ashley Wagner left off US Olympic team


Whether fairly or not, whether she was ready or not, Wagner's Olympic career likely came to an inglorious end Friday night, when she stood just outside the podium, smiling in the face of deep disappointment until the lights went off, and left her to the frustrating reality of her painfully close call. Read More »

NFL Odds: Betting Lines and Trends for Saturday's Wild Card Games

Mariota is set to play in his first ever postseason game. Kansas City blanked the Houston Texans 30-0 on the road in this round two years ago before losing 27-20 to New England. The Titans have a fierce front seven, allowing 88 yards rushing per game this season. "While I can't wait for the Chiefs to steam roll over the Titans, the primary goal of this wager is to help spread fire safety awareness". Read More »

Panthers sign Ron Rivera to contract extension through 2020


Neither team has been completely healthy when they met previously, but the Panthers will have tight end Greg Olsen and center Ryan Kalil available this time around. The Chicago Bears, for whom Rivera both played and coached, are among the teams searching. Originally set to expire following next year, Rivera should now remain in Carolina for at least a few more seasons. Read More »

Guardiola hopes for City stay


I love the cup but there has to be just a pure business plan of staying in the Premier League and growing the club. " It's a tough draw for us but of course ", the Catalan concluded. Burnley will be without Robbie Brady (knee) and Tom Heaton (shoulder). Man City have faced Burnley on three previous occasions in the FA Cup (W2 D1), meeting at this exact stage in 1990/91, with Colin Hendry scoring City's only goal . Read More »

Svitolina cruises to Brisbane title


Svitolina smothered Sasnovich from all parts of the court over the course of 61 minutes. She beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals before moving into the final with a 6-1 6-4 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei. Using her improved serve to her advantage, the 23-year-old dominated the first set. World No.88 Sasnovich of Belarus - ranked 72 spots lower than her opponent - called for a medical timeout after the first set to have new strapping applied to quell a leg complaint ... Read More »

United captain expresses support to Man City player


Silva shone on his return to action against Watford on Tuesday night, pulling the strings in the middle of the park for Guardiola's side. It's believed Silva's partner had been suffering from complications related to her pregnancy. " Family is most important ", the City manager said . It's great to hear everything is okay regarding the situation. Silva has now released information about his time away publicly, while also thanking Guardiola , his team-mates and those at Manchester ... Read More »

Arsenal confirm signing of 20-year-old Greek defender


He didn't make his debut for the club until November of that year, featuring in a Greek Cup match as he helped his side to a 1-0 win. He had only featured four times for his new club before this term, but has made 16 appearances in all competitions and bagged his first senior goal in the 2-0 opening day victory over Asteras Tripoli in August. Read More »

Nick Kyrgios knocks Grigor Dimitrov out, reaches Brisbane International final


The third-seeded Kyrgios had his left knee heavily taped but didn't appear to be hampered as he worked his way into the match after dropping the first set in 22 minutes. De Minaur had looked like becoming an unlikely finalist when he took the first set against Harrison, the world number 47, and led 5-3 in the second set tiebreak. Read More »

Livermore confronts fan over remarks about death of son


Sky Sports News have reported that the altercation followed remarks made about the England midfielder's baby son, who died in 2014. Livermore spoke to members of West Ham's football operations team before leaving the stadium and the London club want to maintain an open dialogue with the England global. Read More »

Defender David Luiz Set To Return For Chelsea's Norwich Cup Clash


David Luiz , centre, is in line for a return to the Chelsea side at Carrow Road this evening. Conte is set to rest some of his key men meaning the likes of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Kenedy, Danny Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi could all be in-line for recalls. Read More »

Florida State to hire Michigan State DC Harlon Barnett to same position


Some people were beginning to believe FSU would have to settle for just anyone, but Willie Taggart seemingly had plans A, B and C. Barnett is highly thought of by the players there and by his staff. Prior to his coaching career, which also included stops at LSU and the University of Cincinnati, Barnett was a college and National Football League safety. Read More »

Gophers center Reggie Lynch suspended until 2020 for sexual misconduct


The recommendation is reportedly based on a complaint filed by a woman who claims Lynch assaulted her in his dorm room in spring 2016. Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has been suspended over an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy after another woman accused him of assault, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Read More »

Figure Skater Performs to 'Turn Down For What' at National Championships


But if this performance from Jimmy Ma is any indication, I'm going to be watching a lot more at the upcoming 2018 Winter Games. The 22-year-old American took the ice Thursday night in the men's short program at the U.S. The change in music from traditionally classical pieces came about in 2014, when the International Skating Union voted to allow skaters to use songs and lyrics. Read More »