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Sport Baker Mayfield wins Maxwell Award
Author: 0 Baker Mayfield wins Maxwell Award

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph were beaten out by Mayfield for the O'Brien Award. The O'Brien Award was initially given to the top player in the Southwest before going to a quarterback-only honor in 1981.

Sport Georges St-Pierre vacates middleweight championship, UFC confirms
Author: 0 Georges St-Pierre vacates middleweight championship, UFC confirms

MMA journalist Damon Martin later confirmed that GSP would relinquish the belt he won from Michael Bisping at UFC 217. "Middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is vacating his world title effective immediately, " the official said. Whittaker's attention will now turn to Rockhold (16-3), who is coming off a TKO win over David Branch in September. Recently MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC was looking at Whittaker - Rockhold for the Perth, Australia card, and now ...

Sport Bettman says National Hockey League will consider Seattle expansion bid
Author: 0 Bettman says National Hockey League will consider Seattle expansion bid

Bettman went on to say that Seattle is the only city now being considered for expansion. Bettman also said that Seattle is the only place being considered for an expansion team at this time. When the sale is finalized and the league has approved the deal, Dundon would take control of all team operations. Seattle lost the NBA SuperSonics to Oklahoma City following the 2007-08 season.

Author: 0 Basketball to make debut at Australian Open

Former world no 1 Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open for the season's opening Grand Slam, organisers of the competition said on Wednesday. United will play the Cairns Taipans at the venue, which is usually locked out by the Australian Open for the last two weeks of January. Tiley is optimistic she will return for a crack at her seventh Melbourne Park crown after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month.

Sport 29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire
Author: 0 29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire

But the blaze did not grow overnight Wednesday, according to CalFire . All were in stable condition, with at least two of them expected to be released from hospitals Wednesday, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The LAPD was placed on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders to keep officers beyond the end of their shifts, giving them maximum flexibility in deploying resources.

Sport Spectacular KO of Overeem earns Ngannou a UFC heavyweight title shot
Author: 0 Spectacular KO of Overeem earns Ngannou a UFC heavyweight title shot

Prior to the two colliding in the Octagon, the UFC President in Dana White had stated the the victor of the bout would be getting a shot at UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic . He tied the record with a first-round knockout of Junior dos Santos at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13. In his last bout, he stiffened Alistair Overeem in the first round with a thunderous left hand.

Sport Ireland U21 worldwide handed Everton debut in this evening's Europa League game
Author: 0 Ireland U21 worldwide handed Everton debut in this evening's Europa League game

First-team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the team for the trip. Everton's XI, which featured two debutants - Harry Charsley and Fraser Hornby - was the youngest an English club had selected for a European group-stage fixture in eight years, and Shakespeare also brought on three teenagers for their bows, including 16-year-old Anthony Gordon.

Sport Health officials: Flu shot may only be 10% effective this season
Author: 0 Health officials: Flu shot may only be 10% effective this season

Five children have died, and an additional 566 flu-related hospitalizations have occurred as of November 25. Last year's flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the CDC estimated this year, while preliminary estimates published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that this year's vaccine may be just 10% effective.

Sport Ranveer Singh plays notorious cop role in Rohit Shetty's Simmba movie
Author: 0 Ranveer Singh plays notorious cop role in Rohit Shetty's Simmba movie

Co-produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez and Dharma Productions, Simmba is scheduled to arrive in theatres across the world on 28th December, 2018. While Shetty is riding high on the success of his recent, Golmaal Returns, Singh is now awaiting the release of the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali period epic, Padmavati.

Sport 76ers to trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets
Author: 0 76ers to trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets

Players of a similar ilk, like Greg Monroe and Al Jefferson , have recently made an impact coming off the bench to give second units some scoring punch. In Booker, Philadelphia will add a veteran forward averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in his eighth National Basketball Association season. The Nets, 9-14 on the season, are now in Mexico City for a couple of games which includes a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and a game against the Miami Heat on Saturday.

Sport Cubs give RHP Chatwood 3-yr., $38M deal
Author: 0 Cubs give RHP Chatwood 3-yr., $38M deal

Adding Chatwood boosts a rotation that will likely lose former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta and veteran John Lackey . Chatwood has had stark home-road splits while calling hitter-friendly Coors Field his home. Chatwood missed all of 2015 because of Tommy John surgery but is tied with Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals for second in the National League in road ERA the last two seasons (2.57).

Sport Ex-Olympic Sports Doctor Gets 60 Years for Child Pornography
Author: 0 Ex-Olympic Sports Doctor Gets 60 Years for Child Pornography

Olympic Committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar's behaviour, I never would have met him, I never would have been "treated" by him and I never would have been abused by him", McKayla Maroney wrote . "Mr. Nassar was, is and, in my view, will continue to be a danger to children". "He abused my trust, abused my body and left scars on my psyche that may never heal", McKayla told the court in her letter.

Sport Steelers' Mike Mitchell Ranting About NFL Policing Hits Is Must
Author: 0 Steelers' Mike Mitchell Ranting About NFL Policing Hits Is Must

Regardless of how you feel about the hits, the punishments or the people in charge, it's clear that many inside the The Shield really aren't sure of what's OK and what's not OK. He's a Standup guy just a hard nosed no bs player. Does Mike Mitchell make a good point? At the end of the day this is Foot-Ball. This is for grown men.

Sport LaMelo Ball will officially never play college basketball after signing agent
Author: 0 LaMelo Ball will officially never play college basketball after signing agent

LiAngelo Ball was yanked out of UCLA on Monday because his dad was upset over the disciplinary actions taken by the school after LiAngelo and two other teammates were arrested for shoplifting in China in October. "Mr. Ball was the only youngster of the three to steal from three stores (in China)", Vitale said. On Thursday, though, LaVar put that dilemma to rest.

Sport Cleveland Browns: Executive VP Sashi Brown fired
Author: 0 Cleveland Browns: Executive VP Sashi Brown fired

The Browns' next GM will be its ninth since the franchise moved to Cleveland in 1999, the most in the National Football League in that span. In announcing his dismissal, Jimmy Haslam said Brown was told the team "is going in a new direction".

Sport Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley
Author: 0 Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

London will host seven games in total - including the final and one semi-final - after Brussels was stripped of its host city status. "They still don't have the documents". "We absolutely need a new 45,000-seat stadium and we hope that the competent ministers will grant the permit in January so that a stadium for the 21st century can finally be built in our country".

Sport Tre'Davious White out of protocol; cleared to play Sunday
Author: 0 Tre'Davious White out of protocol; cleared to play Sunday

Gronkowski received his suspension for hitting White after the play had been whistled dead. White lay near the New England sideline after intercepting a Tom Brady pass. I mean, there was a lot of frustration and I was just really frustrated at that moment and it just happened naturally through emotions. He will not play for Week 14 in the Patriots' game against the Miami Dolphins .

Sport Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

Speaking to CNN in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two-time Olympic medalist said she takes representing the United States much more seriously than the president. "No, but I have to win to be invited". Lindsey Vonn, the girlfriend of golfer Tiger Woods, arrives for an event honoring the 2013 Presidents Cup golf teams on June 24, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

Sport Manchester United backed to complete Danny Rose transfer in January window
Author: 0 Manchester United backed to complete Danny Rose transfer in January window

Add to that a controversial interview Rose did over the summer about Tottenham's transfer strategy and he has found it hard to get back into the team. With that said and done, the Portuguese manager is looking to find a proper defender who can play on the left hand side of his back-line, with Luke Shaw ready to be offloaded and Ashley Young filling that spot at present.

Sport Arsene Wenger Fires Back at Jose Mourinho Over Alexandre Lacazette Remarks
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Fires Back at Jose Mourinho Over Alexandre Lacazette Remarks

Wenger , speaking ahead of Arsenal's final Europa League group game at home to BATE Borisov , was asked about Mourinho's comments and said he was genuinely expecting to go into the United game without his club-record signing. Wenger remains hopeful the Germany global could yet return to the side at Southampton on Sunday after suffering a thigh injury at the weekend. "One of the positives is that the behaviour of the squad is remarkable and impeccable".

Sport Chelsea do not fear Barca or PSG-Hazard
Author: 0 Chelsea do not fear Barca or PSG-Hazard

Elsewhere, Roma recorded a 1-0 win over Qarabag at the Stadio Olimpico. Chelsea have squandered an opportunity to finish top of their Champions League group by drawing 1-1 with Atlético Madrid. Napoli will also fancy their chances of making it to the latter stages of the competition after missing out on a place in the Champions League Round of 16 to Shakthar Donetsk.

Sport Mike's Carwash donates thousands to Toys for Tots
Author: 0 Mike's Carwash donates thousands to Toys for Tots

The goal for this Holiday season is to help around 2,000 children and teenagers receive gifts this Christmas, and according to Davies donations are right on track to reaching its goal. "I feel like it's my responsibility if a person is going to donate a toy that it goes to a family in need and not just those that know how to play the system", Sannes said.

Sport Ben Stokes included in England's ODI squad for Australia series
Author: 0 Ben Stokes included in England's ODI squad for Australia series

New Zealand-born Stokes did not travel to Australia with the rest of the squad for the Ashes Test series, and has missed the first two in Brisbane and Adelaide, with England losing both. That means Stokes is included, even though the all-rounder is now the subject of an European Central Bank suspension as he waits to hear whether he will be charged for his involvement in a disorder that took place in Bristol in September.