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Sport Hughes unrepentant as understrength Stoke suffer hiding at Chelsea
Author: 0 Hughes unrepentant as understrength Stoke suffer hiding at Chelsea

This was not the outcome Mark Hughes had in mind when he rested several key players to take a 5-0 hammering at Chelsea on Saturday. Magpies counterpart Rafael Benitez has endured an nearly identical run of results since the start of November, with a boring goalless draw against Brighton on Saturday leaving the Toon without a win in their last two outings.

Sport Isaiah Thomas will not play against Celtics on Wednesday
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas will not play against Celtics on Wednesday

The Trail Blazers would qualify as a less meaningful opponent. Thomas said earlier in December that he was targeting the first week of January for his return, so he's right on schedule. However, that rules out Thomas for Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics , the team that traded him away this offseason. Considering that the Cavaliers will play in Boston on a second night of a back-to-back, this doesn't come as a surprise.

Sport Notre Dame suspends Deon McIntosh for Citrus Bowl
Author: 0 Notre Dame suspends Deon McIntosh for Citrus Bowl

He has five games this season with 200 or more yards passing. And it was a game plan that vaulted the Irish into the thick of playoff contention. Running backs don't have a very long shelf life, and with Josh Adams , he has a long history of not just injuries, but also the number of carries he's had in college.

Author: 0 Giants put in request to interview Steve Wilks

McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired in succession Monday amid a 2-10 season accentuated by the messy fallout from Eli Manning's benching last week. McDaniels is now serving in his second term as Patriots offensive coordinator, as he returned to the club in 2012 after a three-year hiatus. McDaniels also had some success as the head coach of the Denver Broncos , despite having Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton as quarterbacks.

Sport Bruce Arians Retires From Cardinals
Author: 0 Bruce Arians Retires From Cardinals

Monday, he did just that. The 65-year-old Arians is 49-30-1 in five seasons with the Cardinals, including guiding the team to 10-6, 11-5 and 13-3 in his first three seasons from 2013-2015. "Somehow, some way I'm going to be in touch with the game". The Cardinals finished this season 8-8 even though they were hit by key injuries again, including running back David Johnson and quarterback Carson Palmer.

Sport What Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded from Real Madrid about his future
Author: 0 What Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded from Real Madrid about his future

The Portuguese worldwide is 32-years old now, and may have just one more big move before his career comes to an end. But things could have been different, with Juve having been keen to acquire his signature as a teenager. Less than 24 hours after former Liberia global and World footballer of the year George Weah emerged President elect of the country, multiple award winning Cristiano Ronaldo has giving a hint he is not thinking about politics but film industry after football.

Sport Jamie Carragher had extra reason to enjoy Ragnar Klavan's last-gasp victor
Author: 0 Jamie Carragher had extra reason to enjoy Ragnar Klavan's last-gasp victor

The German boss made a host of changes on a miserable day in East Lancashire - but Klavan's last-gasp victor made it four wins out of five in the Premier League. It looked like Jurgen Klopp would be frustrated again as Johann Berg Gudmundsson scored an 83rd minute equaliser. But nobody could prevent Gudmundsson levelling with just three minutes left when he dived in at the far post to head in from Sam Vokes' deflection.

Sport Bears boot Fox after 3 straight in last place
Author: 0 Bears boot Fox after 3 straight in last place

But Fox's.292 winning percentage will go down as the second worst in the history of the Bears. "Thank you to all the players, coaches, the city of Chicago and Bears fans everywhere, your passion for the game and this team is unmatched in the NFL ", Fox said in a statement.

Sport Finebaum torches Big Ten, gives motivational speech to SC
Author: 0 Finebaum torches Big Ten, gives motivational speech to SC

While the Wolverines are 39th in the FBS in rushing yards, SC ranks 44th when it comes to stopping the run. The Wolverines have had at least six tackles for loss in every game this season. In total, Harbaugh's defense has six All-Big Ten selections from this year's team. "It's gonna be a tighter game, I think we'll pull it out at the end, but it will be a tight game", John Gatti from MI said.

Sport Man City's record winning run ends at 18 matches
Author: 0 Man City's record winning run ends at 18 matches

City's run of 18 consecutive victories already represented a Premier League record, but Palace's resilience means they fell one short of the European record set by Bayern Munich, also then managed by Pep Guardiola , in 2014. "After an effort like this you'd wish we could make the changes Manchester City feel they can always make when you look at the quality of the players they have who aren't playing".

Author: 0 'It's hard to accept' - Arsene Wenger unhappy after penalty decision

Alexis Sanchez's free-kick deflected in via James McClean to put the Gunners on the brink of victory at The Hawthorns as Wenger ticked onto 811 Premier League games managed - a new record . "I would have been very upset if it had been given against me", he said. Opposite number Alan Pardew freely admitted that his side had enjoyed a significant rub of the green with the decision.

Sport Eli not ready for Giants farewell
Author: 0 Eli not ready for Giants farewell

New year, new challenges. "It makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?" We'll have to make that decision here pretty soon. Eli Manning will be 37 on Wednesday and had a bad season in 2017. Patricia has been mentioned as a possible candidate in Detroit, provided Jim Caldwell does not return. When a team is 3-13, it's preferable to draft a player at the top of the first round who can provide immediate help, but it's also important to invest in a potential franchise QB.

Author: 0 Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

Additionally, Gruden has the same agent - Bob LaMonte - Del Rio does, and it's easy to see how that could create an awkward situation. But it might be a different home that Gruden goes back to next season. Yeah, sometimes owners. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. He has been in the Monday Night Football booth since then. "Im here to help people". During a segment on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, Schefter flatly said there was "no question" that Gruden would be the man the team ...

Sport Caught On Camera: Squirrel Attacks Police After Invading Home, Stealing Cookies
Author: 0 Caught On Camera: Squirrel Attacks Police After Invading Home, Stealing Cookies

Officers arrived to find the thieving squirrel perched near a window, as seen in body cam footage below. Music can be heard blaring in the background of the video as police enter the kitchen. Once outside, the officers chose to release the animal rather than charge it with any crimes. Laughter can then be heard from the officers, who make their way back to the kitchen entrance where the squirrel had fled.

Sport Liverpool auto park blaze destroys hundreds of vehicles on New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Liverpool auto park blaze destroys hundreds of vehicles on New Year's Eve

It was also reported that no animals were hurt", the police said. Nearby apartments have been evacuated due to smoke, police said. Around 4,000 people were expected for this evening's show, but at least two or three levels of the vehicle park appeared well alight, with periodic mini-explosions and flames shooting up the outside of the building.

Sport Ravens eliminated from playoff contention, Bills take their spot
Author: 0 Ravens eliminated from playoff contention, Bills take their spot

Plenty of players stepped up in their time of need: Chris Moore had a pivotal kickoff return, Alex Collins delivered a huge fourth-down touchdown run and quarterback Joe Flacco bounced back from a disgusting 4-for-18 start. It didn't look good for the Ravens after Joe Flacco was intercepted for an 89-yard touchdown by Darqueze Denard. The defense wasn't much better and allowed 126 rushing yards and 16 first downs.

Sport Chargers beat Raiders, but miss playoffs
Author: 0 Chargers beat Raiders, but miss playoffs

Keenan Allen got his Los Angeles Chargers on the board against the Oakland Raiders in one of the stranger touchdowns of the 2017 National Football League season. Safety Tre Boston then picked off Carr on Oakland's next possession, which would later lead to a six-yard touchdown reception from Rivers to Allen. In the case of Los Angeles, the Chargers game with the Raiders kicks off the same time as the Jacksonville at Tennessee contest.

Sport Dawid Malan to replace Ben Stokes in England ODI squad
Author: 0 Dawid Malan to replace Ben Stokes in England ODI squad

After the fifth and final Ashes Test, England will gear up for five ODIs and a T20I tri-series against Australia and New Zealand. Press Association Sport understands that, with Eoin Morgan's white-ball specialists set to fly to Australia imminently for a series which starts on January 14, the England and Wales Cricket Board will announce middle-order batsman Malan's inclusion instead within the next 24 hours.

Sport Tennessee Titans Clinch Playoff Berth with Win vs. Jaguars
Author: 0 Tennessee Titans Clinch Playoff Berth with Win vs. Jaguars

If the Titans beat the Jaguars on the final Sunday of the regular season, they'll earn a spot in the AFC playoffs. Tennessee (9-7) entered with three straight losses but never trailed. Bouye and nose tackle Eli Ankou. The touchdown reception was the first of Henry's National Football League career. But the extra point was blocked.

Author: 0 Broncos coach Joseph faces longer odds to return

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian , Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all started games this season for the Broncos, whose eight-game losing streak from October 15 to December 3 was their longest since 1967. Among the fellow starters joining Smith on the sideline were tight end Travis Kelce , wide receiver Tyreek Hill and cornerback Marcus Peters , who were among the team's inactive players.

Sport LeSean McCoy Carted Off With Ankle Injury
Author: 0 LeSean McCoy Carted Off With Ankle Injury

Bills running back LeSean McCoy was carted off the field with an ankle injury and is out for the remainder of the game, the team announced . The Bills never trailed and never seriously were threatened after the first score, although Miami made it a one-score game inside the final two minutes.

Sport Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale
Author: 0 Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale

It drove 92 yards in 13 plays and took up almost seven minutes for a touchdown and 24-20 lead with 7:07 to go in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Kamara scored again later in the quarter on a 7-yard run. The return is the longest scoring play in Saints history. Trailing 24-23 with 1:58 remaining, Winston moved the Bucs (5-11) 95 yards in 11 plays for the winning TD.

Sport Refocused: Indianapolis Colts 22, Houston Texans 13
Author: 0 Refocused: Indianapolis Colts 22, Houston Texans 13

It did nothing to quell speculation whether he'll be back next season, which has been the hottest topic in town since the Colts (4-12) were eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium. The two players combined to throw roughly seven punches.

Author: 0 Texans GM Rick Smith, coach Bill O'Brien's relationship is 'toxic'

Should McNair decide to punt and put off the decision until O'Brien's contract expires next year, sources say the Texans could be maintaining a hard work environment. Earlier this month, O'Brien said that he "will never quit as head football coach of the Houston Texans". Though he was 31-32 in Texas before Sunday's finale against the Indianapolis Colts, he is viewed by many around the league as a good coach who has had to deal with not only conflicts with his general manager but a ...

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