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Cubs pay a visit to White House Cubs pay a visit to White House
- January 17, 2017

First baseman Anthony Rizzo shared his No. 44 jersey with the 44th president. "The first thing that made this championship so special for so many is the Cubs know what it's like to be loyal and to persevere and to hope", Obama said. 'He takes the reins of an organization that's wandering in the wilderness, he delivers them to the promised land - I've talked to him about being DNC chair but he's decided wisely to stick to baseball'. (more...)
Divisional Playoff Open Thread: Cowboys vs. Packers
- January 17, 2017

The Cowboys struck first with a 50-yard Dan Bailey field goal, but Aaron Rodgers responded by making the Dallas defense look stupid on multiple counts. There is also Dez Bryant and the ageless Jason Witten . But, like they've done all season, these Cowboys continued to buckle up their chin straps and go to work. (more...)
National Football League playoffs divisional round: Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys National Football League playoffs divisional round: Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys
- January 17, 2017

Chris Christie talks to Dallas Cowboys superfan Carolyn Price before the Dallas Cowboys took on the Green Bay Packers in a divisional playoff game on Friday, January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. "We're going to celebrate this and move on to Atlanta". Rodgers had a higher completion percentage and more yards per attempt in the game, without the luxury of running back Ezekiel Elliott carrying the ball 22 times for 125 yards. (more...)
Danny Murphy: This exceptional player makes the difference for Arsenal Danny Murphy: This exceptional player makes the difference for Arsenal
- January 17, 2017

Arsenal fans meanwhile will be hoping their star man soon puts pen to paper on a new deal with the club. Sanchez also waxes lyricals about Ozil's goal against Ludogorets, saying it is the kind of goal that every player dreams to score. "On the other hand, we were able to phase in a transition with many young players, which is important in regard to the World Cup where we will try to defend our title". (more...)
USC CB Adoree' Jackson declares for National Football League draft
- January 17, 2017

He finished his career with eight return touchdowns (four punt, four kickoff), 39 catches for 628 yards and six interceptions. Due to his ability to make an impression on the game in so many different ways, Jackson has all the makings of an early selection in the 2017 National Football League draft. (more...)
NFL's Sunday divisional playoffs start late because of ice NFL's Sunday divisional playoffs start late because of ice
- January 17, 2017

Exciting game but certainly not the ending the Cowboys were expecting. Aaron Rodgers continues to dominate. Only Adam Vinatieri has more postseason field goals among active kickers through this weekend's games. not to mention making their jobs a lot easier. The only mistake Prescott made, if any, was leaving 40 seconds left on the clock, more than enough time for Rodgers - operating from a rare place - to whisk his offense into Dallas territory for Mason Crosby's game-winning field ... (more...)
Rafael Nadal brushes aside Florian Mayer in Melbourne opener Rafael Nadal brushes aside Florian Mayer in Melbourne opener
- January 17, 2017

The injury plagued Spaniard ramped up his serve and rattled off 39 winners to beat Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 6-1, on Rod Laver Arena . It has been a "long time" since Rafa Nadal was pain-free, the Spaniard says, but at least he will be competing at full speed at the Australian Open after putting his injury woes behind him. (more...)
NFC Championship: Are Packers or Cowboys a better matchup for Falcons? NFC Championship: Are Packers or Cowboys a better matchup for Falcons?
- January 17, 2017

I felt like if I could raise my game that guys would raise their games as well". Packers kicker Mason Crosby on Sunday, January 15th completed the longest game-winning field goal in National Football League playoff history - and the Packers WON the divisional round vs. (more...)
Australia turns to Panesar in improvement bid
- January 17, 2017

Australian off-spinner Steve O'Keefe was exciting about the prospect of learning from one of England's most successful spinners. Panesar, who was part of England's 2012 winning team in India, will spend a week in Brisbane with the Australians . (more...)
Diego Costa set to leave Chelsea in the summer Diego Costa set to leave Chelsea in the summer
- January 17, 2017

Costa was involved in a training ground bust-up with Antonio Conte and was subsequently left out of the squad to face the Premier League champions on Saturday (14 January). He added, "There are lot of "if" questions - I don't like to answer these types of questions". Last summer, he admitted he was close to making a return to Spain to join his former club, Atletico Madrid. (more...)
Lightning's Hedman scratched against Kings Lightning's Hedman scratched against Kings
- January 17, 2017

After falling one game shy of back-to-back Eastern Conference championships last season, the Lightning have the NHL's lowest points percentage since Thanksgiving. It was the first shot and the first goal of the game for the Kings. He ranks second on Syracuse with four power-play goals. "This team knows that the guys all have to step up, " said Jonathan Drouin, whose exceptional pass set up Tyler Johnson for the Lightning's first goal. (more...)
Draymond Green Assessed Flagrant Foul 1 For Collision With LeBron James Draymond Green Assessed Flagrant Foul 1 For Collision With LeBron James
- January 17, 2017

Afterwards, Draymond was jawing with several Cavs, including Richard Jefferson, and the situation was tense. Green mocking James seems notable considering how the Warriors mocked James past year for how he reacted to Green punching him in the crotch, earning Green a Game 5 suspension in the Finals which many feel opened the door to he Warriors' 3-1 collapse. (more...)
Cubs feted at White House for World Series title Cubs feted at White House for World Series title
- January 17, 2017

Obama's best line of the ceremony: "I made a lot of promises in 2008... but even I was not insane enough to suggest [that Cubs would win World Series], but I did say there is nothing false about hope". It also follows a weekend in which civil rights icon John Lewis said he didn't consider incoming president Donald Trump a legitimate president because of Russian meddling in the election. (more...)
North Carolina basketball: Roy Williams' 800 wins by the numbers North Carolina basketball: Roy Williams' 800 wins by the numbers
- January 17, 2017

Despite the successes of some of the other underclassmen, the focus of the day was on the performance of first-year William Blumberg. Williams played for Baldwin back in the mid-to-late 1960s at T.C. The Tar Heels played their second straight game without freshman big man Tony Bradley Jr. due to a concussion, but the duo of Meeks and Hicks took care of the frontcourt production, with Hicks hitting the 20-point mark in consecutive games for the first time in his career. (more...)
NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games
- January 17, 2017

The first nine weeks saw national games drop 14 percent over the same period in 2015, a staggering figure that sent some into a panic . For perspective, the record-shattering Game 7 of this year's World Series, which ended up drawing 40 million viewers, had an overnight household rating of 25.2. (more...)
Guardiola's system exposed in Manchester City's loss to Everton
- January 17, 2017

Neville makes a valid point in that the entire City backline looks a shambles at times, and so it is by no means entirely Stones' fault that they find themselves encountering these problems. "We scored at the right time in the first half and then to score straight after half-time made it very hard for them". In the same period City have lost twice on Merseyside to slip 10 points off league leaders Chelsea and two points outside the top four. (more...)
Millsap rescues Hawks with last-second block
- January 17, 2017

Schroder bounced back from a pair of tough games to finish with 28 points on 13 of 16 shooting. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. (more...)
Jets re-sign Brian Winters to 4-year extension
- January 17, 2017

Winters was a third-round pick in 2013 and has started 41 games over his four seasons with the team. Winters, who ended the season on the IR, started 13 games for the Jets this past season. He's yet to start all 16 games in a season, but he has twice appeared in every game, with the first four years of his career having come with NY. The Jets placed him on injured reserve and he didn't play for the remainder of the season. (more...)
Serena into Australian Open second round Serena into Australian Open second round
- January 17, 2017

The German left-hander stunned Serena Williams in the Melbourne final a year ago and ultimately ended her 186-week stay on top of the rankings during a memorable season. Australia's Tomic beat Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets to reach the second round, but not before some negative chatter about his dress sense. (more...)
UFC 210: Buffalo Plays Host For First Time Since 1995 UFC 210: Buffalo Plays Host For First Time Since 1995
- January 17, 2017

The last time was for UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo. UFC 7 featured an eight-man tournament and was shown on pay-per-view. UFC 210 will be the fourth live event in NY since the state legalized mixed martial arts previous year. The April 8 event will be the UFC's third in the Empire State since the Mixed Martial Arts ban was lifted in 2016. UFC 205, the promotion's Empire State debut, took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12, while UFC 208 will go down at the ... (more...)

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