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Arsene Wenger lavishes praise on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Arsene Wenger lavishes praise on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez
- November 23, 2016

The Daily Mail reports that Wenger is keen to win their group game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, which will help Arsenal secure the top spot in their Champions League group. Giroud's three goals this season have all been scored from the substitute's bench and with games against Bournemouth, West Ham, Stoke City and Everton coming up before the big one against Manchester City, Wenger will count on all his stars including the angry Frenchman during this hectic period. (more...)
Giroud makes his case after spell in exile Giroud makes his case after spell in exile
- November 23, 2016

When asked whether he now views Giroud as an impact player , Wenger told reporters: "No, not really". " He helps me and also makes me improve ". " He had a bit of tightness in his hamstring, but he was checked before the game ". The former Barcelona man has already racked up 16 appearances in all competitions so far this season and has been in fine form, bagging eight goals. (more...)
Redskins blow past slumping Packers 42-24 Redskins blow past slumping Packers 42-24
- November 23, 2016

The Redskins play at East Division-leading Dallas (9-1) on Thanksgiving. The Packers (4-6) lost in their last four games and lost five of their last six, allowing 30 points or more in all of the defeats. The Packers fell to 4-6 in a season that started out 3-1. Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers' offense began the game with a trio of three-and-outs. (more...)
USA soccer chief non-committal on future of Klinsmann USA soccer chief non-committal on future of Klinsmann
- November 23, 2016

Costa Rica , a 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist, almost went ahead in the 14th minute when Bolanos centered for Ruiz, who chested the ball and sent an overhead kick directly into Guzan's face. USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann stayed with basically the same starting lineup against Costa Rica that opened Friday's 2-1 loss to Mexico but switched to a conventional 4-4-2 formation. (more...)
Kris Bryant, Mike Trout earn 2016 MLB MVP honors Kris Bryant, Mike Trout earn 2016 MLB MVP honors
- November 23, 2016

Jose Altuve had a league best.338 batting average, 108 runs and 216 hits (league most). With this accomplishment, he is the first MVP from a losing team since Alex Rodriguez for Texas in 2003. "I feel like good guys finish first" Bryant said, turning around the Leo Durocher opinion that "nice guys finish last". Trout entered the night with "mixed feelings" about his chances, he said. (more...)
Andre Ward's victory over Sergey Kovalev a courageous effort Andre Ward's victory over Sergey Kovalev a courageous effort
- November 23, 2016

The event is co-promoted (Ward under the RocNation banner and Kovalev under the Main Events banner), which means neither boxer has the home-field advantage. It was a fight of my life I am disappointed in the judges decision. He can't afford to let this happen against an intelligent fighter like Ward. "Sometimes you get touted as a cute boxer or, 'He's slick, ' but I know what I have inside me", Ward said. (more...)
Jordan Spieth keeps nerve to win Oz Open after three-man playoff Jordan Spieth keeps nerve to win Oz Open after three-man playoff
- November 23, 2016

The 36-year-old arrived in Sydney on the back of a lay-off and his first nine holes on Friday featured a mixed bag of three birdies and two bogeys that brought him back to par for the tournament after a first-round 73. The two-time major victor has one more start this season, at the Hero World Challenge in December, but Spieth now has three worldwide wins on the year. (more...)
Cubs' Kris Bryant named National League MVP Cubs' Kris Bryant named National League MVP
- November 23, 2016

Just weeks after ending the Cubs' 108 year championship drought, 3B Kris Bryant has won his first NL MVP award. Bryant received 29 of the possible 30 first-place votes, and one second place vote, for a total of 415 points. For further perspective of how incredible this run is, only Cal Ripken (1982-83), Ryan Howard (2005-06) and Dustin Pedroia (2007-08) had won Rookie of the Year and then the MVP in consecutive seasons before Bryant. (more...)
Sergey Kovalev - Andre Ward: One More Look Sergey Kovalev - Andre Ward: One More Look
- November 23, 2016

Pacquiao, the biggest fight in quite a few years. Saturday's light-heavyweight championship fight aspired to be the Fight of the Year and it probably was. Although Ward's handlers were noncommittal about a do-over, Duva said that she had a rematch clause. A resilient Ward, who was down five rounds to one by the mid-way point of the fight according to two of the three ringside judges, rallied in the final half of the fight, finding his range, pumping his jab and lighting up the champ's body ... (more...)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs game preview Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs game preview
- November 23, 2016

The key plays, stats and grades from the Kansas City Chiefs' 19-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium . "He's one of the best corners in the league". The Kansas City Chiefs are now one of the hottest teams in the NFL . Evans' totals on Sunday pushed his 2016 marks to 65 catches for 916 yards and eight touchdowns. (more...)
Olympic women's steeplechase champ fails doping retest Olympic women's steeplechase champ fails doping retest
- November 22, 2016

This decision enters into force immediately. The Russian Zaripova was one of seven medalists to be disqualified retroactively, all from countries of the former Soviet Union. The five others sanctioned were from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine who competed in weightlifting and track and field. The first two waves of retests have shown that over 75 athletes were guilty of abusing steroids during the Games, although The Guardian reports this number could be as high as 98. (more...)
United States soccer suffers a devastating loss United States soccer suffers a devastating loss
- November 22, 2016

Costa Rica is hardly an easy opponent: It was a World Cup quarterfinalist two years ago and is ranked 18th in the world. World Cup qualifying doesn't resume until March, giving Gulati plenty of time to consider his options. turnover in the 68th minute as midfielder Bryan Ruiz raced down the right flank to find Bolanos, who headed the ball home from six yards. The U.S. was a step slow all over the back line on Costa Rica's opener, from Omar Gonzalez's lack of pressure on the cross to the ... (more...)
MI heats up race for College Football Playoff MI heats up race for College Football Playoff
- November 22, 2016

At the end of the day, Michigan State has always been a thorn in the side for Ohio State and coach Meyer, so we shouldn't be surprised that the Spartans presented the Buckeyes quite a challenge, even in a down year. Last year Temple lost at Houston in the final. Terrell made an uncontested layup with 4.4 seconds remaining to make it 78-77 Michigan State , and then the Eagles fouled Harris on an inbounds to set up the final seconds. (more...)
Teague, Pacers outlast Westbrook, Thunder 115 Teague, Pacers outlast Westbrook, Thunder 115
- November 22, 2016

Enes Kanter was second on the team in scoring with 16 points while Oladipo added 14 points, five rebounds and six assists. The Thunder fouled Young, who hit both free throws before a Russell Westbrook 3 with two seconds left sent the game to overtime. (more...)
Slain San Antonio officer recalled as genuine and generous Slain San Antonio officer recalled as genuine and generous
- November 22, 2016

The sergeant was released from the hospital Monday. A witness saw the video of the vehicle, recognized the rims and called police, identifying the suspect as well, police said. Both officers are expected to survive. Ten days after the Dallas attack, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station and convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. (more...)
Andrew Luck surprisingly in concussion protocol before Thursday's game Andrew Luck surprisingly in concussion protocol before Thursday's game
- November 22, 2016

This is hardly new territory for the Colts, who lost Luck to injuries for nine games last season. "Hopefully that provides a little insight in terms of our overall readiness, although in 2015, Andrew Luck didn't participate in that game and you got to acknowledge that that's significant", he said. (more...)
Oakland creates framework to keep Raiders in town, but … Oakland creates framework to keep Raiders in town, but …
- November 22, 2016

It might be worth noting that National Football League legend, former Raider, and longtime San Francisco 49ers star Ronnie Lott is involved with the group attempting to put together a new stadium plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland. But they steadfastly remain wary of a deal in which they would be secondary to an outside developer that theoretically would require money generated from the ancillary development surrounding the stadium to finance its part of the stadium funding. (more...)
Murray wins ATP World Tour Finals to stay world number one Murray wins ATP World Tour Finals to stay world number one
- November 22, 2016

This was the first time the battle for the summit had been decided on the final match of the season. Djokovic, the four-time defending champion and five-time victor, breezed past Japan's Kei Nishikorei 6-1, 6-1 in just 66 minutes in a later match . (more...)
Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship
- November 22, 2016

Johnson's 18.3 percent win percentage during title-winning seasons is shy of Earnhardt's 21.2 percent, and nowhere near Petty's 33.6 percent. "Records are a mark and they set something for everyone to shoot at", Petty said in a statement . (more...)
Rams Scrape Out A Win Against Jets Rams Scrape Out A Win Against Jets
- November 22, 2016

Some will say that Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree simply wanted it more and wrestled the ball away from the receiver, but given Enunwa's body positioning, he looked to be in an nearly no leverage situation. With two games against the Patriots and game in San Francisco, you have to expect the Jets to lose at least 10 games this season. "No, I'm not going into the quarterback situation", coach Jeff Fisher said . (more...)