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Tigers reportedly pick Ron Gardenhire as next manager

Tigers reportedly pick Ron Gardenhire as next manager It was a long list of candidates - the Tigers had 50 names to trim the fat from - until the organization whittled the names down to 10. Detroit also interviewed Astros bench coach Alex Cora, Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond, and Marlins third base coach Fredi Gonzalez in addition to several other candidates. [Full Article...]

Messi scores 100th European goal in Barça's win over Olympiacos

Messi scores 100th European goal in Barça's win over Olympiacos Lionel Messi struck twice in the 3-1 triumph, with Gerard Pique seeing red. The 61st-minute effort means he has now hit 97 in the Champions League and three in the UEFA Super Cup over the course of 122 continental appearances. Barca's first visit to Madrid since the escalation of the political divide to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday was expected to provoke a hostile welcome for the visitor... [Full Article...]

Jack Wilshere: Troy Deeney's Arsenal comments weren't justified

Keown said that Wilshere is starting to get back to the top of his game. He posted on Instagram: "Great character, I told you we have some". 'This is a platform for him to prove first of all his fitness, then his ability and then he's got to then get into the A team to play in the Premier League . [Full Article...]

Pole dancing granted 'observer status' in bid to become Olympic sport

Pole dancing granted 'observer status' in bid to become Olympic sport The next step for pole dancing is to request provisional status from the International Olympic Committee . New sports added for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo include 3-on-3 basketball , surfing and karate. Held annually in London, the championship draws 150 participants from 30 countries, its website said . It must be part of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada): in 2015, the IPSF became ... [Full Article...]

Teddy Bridgewater: I believe I'll play this season

Teddy Bridgewater: I believe I'll play this season Picturing how things would play out got him through some of the most hard days of his recovery. "I use that to tell myself, 'Hey I'm one step closer .' Being out there, running out of that tunnel [Wednesday] just did something to me, in a good way". [Full Article...]

Ronald Koeman convinced he still has backing of Everton board

Ronald Koeman convinced he still has backing of Everton board However, Koeman told the media on Wednesday - on the eve of their Europa League clash with French side Lyon - that he felt reassured following last Friday's chat with Moshiri. Koeman said: "We want is to do well in them all (competitions)". "Everybody knows in football that's a nice thing but in football always, finally, it's all about results". [Full Article...]

National Football League players that protest the anthem should be docked pay: Warner Wolf

National Football League players that protest the anthem should be docked pay: Warner Wolf The owners and players discussed social issues during a meeting in NY later in the day. "In the bylaws of the National Football League there is already a written policy that says the players should stand during the anthem and the flag". While some supported the players' right to voice their opinion, others say they are against any form of disrespect for the US military and its flag. Did the Na... [Full Article...]

Pistons fans cheered Eminem and booed Kid Rock at their season opener

Pistons fans cheered Eminem and booed Kid Rock at their season opener The Pistons are now actually playing in downtown Detroit at the new Little Caesars Arena, after spending the past 39 seasons playing in the Pontiac Silverdome and The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Pistons open the regular season tonight as they host the Charlotte Hornets at Little Caesars Arena. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy noticed the difference in reception. [Full Article...]

O'Sullivan allows fan to take shot at English Open

O'Sullivan allows fan to take shot at English Open As the woman ran around the table, an amused O'Sullivan continued to play, potting the pink before offering his cue to the spectator and allowing her to take the final shot of the match on the black. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: "Dafabet have shown tremendous support for snooker having sponsored a range of events including the Masters". [Full Article...]

Blazers burn Suns in season opener

Blazers burn Suns in season opener The Trail Blazers fared fine without him. Portland starts the season with a three-game road trip, beginning Wednesday in Phoenix (7 p.m., NBC Sports Northwest, 620 AM). The Suns weren't just bad in their 48-point deficit against the Blazers , but they were historically terrible. Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on 7-for-25 shooting in his Boston debut. [Full Article...]

MRI on Draymond Green's knee come back negative

MRI on Draymond Green's knee come back negative It's just not gonna happen. The Rockets poured in 34 points in the fourth and outscored the Warriors by 14 to grab the 122-121 win on the opening night of the 2017-18 season. Of course, D'Antoni's team benefited from the Warriors failing to finish the game with their top two defensive players. Golden State missed his presence down the stretch and Green finished just shy of a triple-dou... [Full Article...]

Schwartz has hat trick in Blues' 5-2 victory over Blackhawks

Schwartz has hat trick in Blues' 5-2 victory over Blackhawks Corey Crawford made 28 saves on 32 shots, and while he did get caught in no man's land on the second goal, he was actually one of the only bright spots in the game for the Blackhawks. Toronto scored on its first two shots and four of its first five. Kyle Brodziak scored at 7:01 of the third period to increase the lead to 4-0, the first goal scored this season by a player on ether of the Blues' t... [Full Article...]

Men's Basketball Coaches Poll

Men's Basketball Coaches Poll It's the eighth time that United Kingdom has been in the top five during that span. No. 10 West Virginia rounds out the Top 10. The members represent each of the 32 Division I conferences that receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. [Full Article...]

Celtics' Hayward Has Surgery, Likely Out for Season

Celtics' Hayward Has Surgery, Likely Out for Season The former Butler Bulldog underwent surgery and the latest news from his end, unfortunately, counts out a return this season, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . Athletes from all sports have been wishing Hayward well, including Steelers players. Hayward also spoke from hospital thanking fans for their support. [Full Article...]

Alex Smith: Mike Mitchell's hit 'extremely late, as flagrant as it gets'

Alex Smith: Mike Mitchell's hit 'extremely late, as flagrant as it gets' A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the National Football League has fined Mitchell $48,620 for his hit on Smith during Pittsburgh's matchup with the Chiefs in Week 6, which the Steelers won 19-13. Luckily the refs did throw the flag on this one and Smith wasn't injured. "I felt like it was extremely late", Smith said earlier this week of Mitchell's hit. [Full Article...]

Premier League decides against Arsenal-Liverpool Xmas Eve fixture

Premier League decides against Arsenal-Liverpool Xmas Eve fixture Leicester's Christmas TV encounter with Manchester United will not be played on December 24 but is being moved to a late kick-off. Arsenal's match with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium will take place on Friday, December 22 . Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said: "We appreciate this is the peak time for supporters attending and watching the Premier League ". [Full Article...]

Big Ten MBB to play 20 conference games starting next season

Big Ten MBB to play 20 conference games starting next season Ethan Happ of the Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Team has made the 2017-18 Preseason All-Big Ten Team. That is one of three in-state rivalries (Indiana-Purdue and Michigan-Michigan State are the other two) the Big Ten is making sure meets twice each season. [Full Article...]

Revealed: the 'one-man teams' in the Premier League

Revealed: the 'one-man teams' in the Premier League After several years in the doldrums, English clubs have returned to the fore in the Champions League with a succession of attention-grabbing performances. Nobody played badly against United and there were encouraging signs defensively, where concentration levels were high and there were none of the mistakes that have so often plagued Klopp's men this season. [Full Article...]

Brown hails ´exceptional´ Simmons after 76ers debut

Brown hails ´exceptional´ Simmons after 76ers debut The Aussie underwent emergency surgery to fix a "Jones fracture" in his right foot. "I think this is a big year for the whole team and me personally", Embiid said. That puts even more pressure on Kelly Oubre Jr.to take the next step. "His first game was really exceptional - really, really exceptional". "Really, really exceptional. [Full Article...]

Ed Orgeron not too pumped to face former school Ole Miss

Ed Orgeron not too pumped to face former school Ole Miss Despite the unpleasant way his tenure at Ole Miss ended, Orgeron isn't anxious that going to Oxford will be awkward. The Tigers should be a confident team after a pair of big wins over tough SEC competition. Wilkins rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown versus Vanderbilt last week. "The last two weeks are probably their two best games". Ole Miss clearly wasn't rattled following back-to-back blowo... [Full Article...]


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