Sports Australia's Maxwell fined for 'disrespectful' teammate comments
Author: 0 Australia's Maxwell fined for 'disrespectful' teammate comments

Captain Steve Smith and Australia's leadership party fined Maxwell for what they termed his "disrespectful" comments towards his state skipper and ODI teammate Wade. "(Maxwell) is available for selection so the selectors will weigh up what's the best team for tomorrow", Smith said. Glenn Maxwell might have to wait a little while longer before making his return to Australia's 50-over team after the man occupying his one-time regular spot played a significant role in Australia's 68-run ...

Author: 0 Sean White to reportedly return for Auburn's bowl game

Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) edged No. 2 Ohio State for the East title, setting up a conference championship game against West victor Wisconsin next week in Indianapolis. "Offensively, we just didn't get first downs, we just didn't get it done", Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said. Rushing defense: A - Auburn had just 66 yards on 26 carries.

Sports Branch wins appeal, won't be suspended
Author: 0 Branch wins appeal, won't be suspended

Gronk is expected to be out for at least eight weeks after undergoing back surgery on Friday. A solid run stuffer, New England's already struggling defense could not have afforded to be without Branch. Alan Branch knew he had a good case, otherwise he wouldn't have appealed. "We'll see what happens from there". By having his four-game suspension wiped away not only are the Patriots saved from having to deal without one of their top players in the trenches, but Branch saved himself a ...

Sports MLB Rumor Central: Andrew McCutchen trade looking increasingly likely
Author: 0 MLB Rumor Central: Andrew McCutchen trade looking increasingly likely

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen's name has been dangled as a potential trade piece this offseason, and it appears more likely that the Bucs might deal the current face of their franchise. Washington and Pittsburgh already matched on a deal once this year, as Melancon was sent to the nation's capital before the non-waiver trade deadline for lefties Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn .

Sports Cricketer Yuvraj, Hazel Keech marry
Author: 0 Cricketer Yuvraj, Hazel Keech marry

It took Yuvraj a long time to decide that this is the appropriate time to get engaged. Even PM Narendra Modi is expected to attend the grand reception at The Lalit Hotel, Chandigarh. Punjabi singer Saunder Sartaaj was also present at the Yuvi and Hazel's cocktail party as he posted a picture with the couple on Instagram. Virat Kohli, looking dapper in a black kurta with a beige stole, walked in with Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma .

Sports Atlanta Braves acquire top Seattle Mariners prospect Alex Jackson
Author: 0 Atlanta Braves acquire top Seattle Mariners prospect Alex Jackson

A three-time prep All-American out of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Jackson signed with the Mariners for $4.2 million after being the third hitter taken in the 2014 draft. The trade also frees up a 40-man roster spot for Atlanta to presumably add super-utility free agent Sean Rodriguez . The Mariners are considering additional options, including those on the trade block.

Author: 0 Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter

The deal will pay Thames $4 million in 2017, $ 5 million in 2018 and $6 million in 2019, with a club option for 2020 at $7.5 million, with a $1 million buyout. There is considerable risk for the Brewers in this move because the pitching in Korea is far from major-league quality. Competition there is considered below Japan and more on par with Triple-A than the Major League Baseball.

Sports Westbrook has 35, triple-double as Thunder top Wizards in OT
Author: 0 Westbrook has 35, triple-double as Thunder top Wizards in OT

Said coach Billy Donovan , "When he goes through difficulties, he focuses more, and I think that's really unique". Ultimately, however, regardless of Westbrook's continual energy and passion on the court that translates into his dominance of all facets of the game, I still fail to see a reality in which Russ finishes this season as the MVP (barring an unprecedented turnaround from the rest of the struggling Thunder roster into a formidable, playoff-caliber team).

Sports No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss
Author: 0 No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss

Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana . Playing in the most hard environment it has encountered during this first month, the Tar Heels looked lost throughout most of the first 10 minutes on Wednesday night - a stretch in which it fell behind by 17 points and never recovered, try as they might.

Sports Vikings RB Peterson spotted running during practice
Author: 0 Vikings RB Peterson spotted running during practice

The Vikings All-Pro running back was seen running off to the side at practice Tuesday, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported . Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon, who keeps in touch with Peterson, took that a step further. "He looked good", guard Alex Boone said. The Vikings are averaging 2.8 yards per carry this season and have ran for just 782 total yards. "We look forward to his return".

Sports Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth
Author: 0 Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth

Liufau said he isn't sure how many family members will travel from Washington to Santa Clara for Friday's game, though he joked that "I'll probably find out it's a bigger number than I expected". Linebacker Kenneth Olugbode and several of his Colorado teammates spend quite a bit of time on their headsets, barking out commands and watching each other's back.

Author: 0 Porzingis, Knicks Outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

The Knicks were able to come away with a 106-104 victory thanks to a Carmelo Anthony jump shot with under three seconds left. "I mean the sky's the limit for those two guys in this league", said Antony, who had just 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting before splashing the victor over Andrew Wiggins' outstretched hand.

Sports Warriors extend win streak to 8
Author: 0 Warriors extend win streak to 8

Those slim hopes faded to reality after five minutes of play in the first quarter when the Warriors started methodically expanding their lead. They are already pushing for him to be honored with Defensive Player of the Year despite only being 14 games deep into the regular season, according to ESPN .

Sports Philip Rivers: Philip Rivers tosses three touchdowns in win
Author: 0 Philip Rivers: Philip Rivers tosses three touchdowns in win

TEXANS Hopkins had 5-58 receiving on 6 targets in Week 11 loss. The Texans are now struggling offensively, with quarterback Brock Osweiler having a remarkably poor season and having a lack of offensive options with only DeAndre Hopkins and Lamar Miller being the only real threats.

Sports Rivera: Kuechly placed in the NFL's concussion protocol
Author: 0 Rivera: Kuechly placed in the NFL's concussion protocol

The Panthers former first-round pick leads the league in tackles (102) this season, and now will need to clear the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to the field. Kalil and Addison left the game earlier with injuries and did not return. " Luke wanted me to let you guys know that he's doing fine and thanks for your prayers", read Davis' Instagram caption.

Sports China to launch Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect on December 5
Author: 0 China to launch Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect on December 5

The daily investment quota will be the same as that now under Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect - 13 billion yuan set for the northbound Shenzhen trading link and 10.5 billion yuan for the southbound Hong Kong trading link. Mainland markets may see the effect of China's industrial profits rising 9.8 per cent last month, which "skewed toward heavy, old industry" and suggested further tightening policies may follow, according to Andrew Sullivan, managing director of sales trading at Haitong ...

Author: 0 Before clasico, Barca must break losing streak at Sociedad

A below-par Barcelona escaped the Anoeta with a point after Real Sociedad were denied a clear victor in a 1-1 draw. "They need to win to not fall further behind (Madrid )". Barca broke quickly and Denis Suarez rounded Rulli but saw his shot cleared off the line by Asier Illarramendi. Sociedad have 23 points and climb to fifth.

Sports Manchester United dealt blow in dream of landing Griezmann
Author: 0 Manchester United dealt blow in dream of landing Griezmann

Pogba completed a world record £89m move back to United from Juventus in the summer after four seasons away, and Griezmann confessed that it would be magical to one day play alongside the midfielder at club level - quotes that could lend further credence over making the switch from Spain to England.

Author: 0 Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery should be embarrassed by dirty display

Equanimeous St. Brown led in receiving with 90 yards in six catches while Chris Finke had 31 yards and a touchdown in a catch. In the Orange Bowl the following game, Nebraska's Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Rodgers scored three times on a run, once on a pass and threw a 50-yard TD during a 40-6 rout of the Irish.

Sports SEC Roundup: Hurts, No. 1 Alabama race past No. 16 Auburn
Author: 0 SEC Roundup: Hurts, No. 1 Alabama race past No. 16 Auburn

He followed that up with a 17-yard strike to Damian Harris for the game's first touchdown and Alabama's first lead, a lead they held on to for the rest of the game. It's the first Iron Bowl for the Tide's seemingly unflappable freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts . App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version.

Author: 0 Jabrill Peppers appears to shove Ohio State fan after loss

Special teams also cost Ohio State at the end of the first half. "Actually", senior defensive end Evan Schwan said. "I don't remember", Meyer said again. "I was anxious we were going to be knocked out of field-goal range and lose the game", Meyer said. He could be the flawless spy on Barrett, who is one of the smartest and most effective running quarterbacks in the country (722 yards rushing and eight touchdowns).

Author: 0 Liverpool: Henderson ready for resolute Sunderland

Sunderland have won their last two Premier League games, against Bournemouth and Hull City, having not managed a solitary victory in their previous 10 league matches. If you want to keep this position or make it better you have to improve 100 per cent and there is a lot of space for us. "If they get too impatient or frustrated, that can transmit to the pitch".

Author: 0 Big game James: LeBron attending Ohio State-Michigan game

Ohio State fired coach Wes Fesler with an 0-3-1 record against the Wolverines. Teacher vs. pupil. Dear friends and fierce competitors, their legacies are linked. They were gruff and uncompromising. And, most critically, the Sooners need MI to win out to discredit the other Big Ten playoff-spot contenders.

Sports Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game
Author: 0 Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game

Without the junior, Ohio State still managed to trounce their opponents 327-222 in their last four games to cap-off the undefeated homestand before heading back out on the road to Charlottesville, Va. "The biggest thing was when I saw the guy rotate, I would just find the next body and seal him", Thompson said. Beat the Buckeyes and the discussion can continue this season.

Author: 0 Murray, Djokovic tough to catch says Wawrinka

Sunday afternoon's match sees the four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic take on first time qualifier Dominic Thiem in an intriguing starter at 2pm United Kingdom time. Although Murray has lost 24 of his clashes with Djokovic , few of his peers on the Tour question his right to be number one after such a strong year.

Sports Jose Mourinho reveals why Wayne Rooney was benched v Arsenal
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reveals why Wayne Rooney was benched v Arsenal

Arsène Wenger left Old Trafford on Saturday feeling relief and frustration. "He is right", said Jones to and other reporters. "We managed to snatch it in the end and worked hard". I don't speak about them because it's a question of principle. Mourinho is rarely short of an opinion when it comes to Wenger, having previously called the Frenchman a "voyeur" because of his regular comments about Mourinho's former club, Chelsea, and a "specialist in failure" during Arsenal's nine ...

Author: 0 Arsenal's Sanchez wants to replicate Messi role

There had been concerns that Sanchez could be forced to sit out the meeting with the Ligue 1 champions at the Emirates Stadium, while there were also doubts over Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey, who both missed the Gunners' latest training session.

Author: 0 Puel lauds Southampton keeper Forster after Liverpool draw

That's not a problem. "In the second half we played in their half". "There is nothing to moan about, you can't ask them "Come on, give us a little more space" or something. "If we play this kind of football then it would be insane to give us space, so why should they do so?" We have to work on this, it's our job to do, the players and all the staff, it's never easy.

Author: 0 Huge Costs Chelsea is Paying for Not Qualifying for Champions League

On the face of it this does not seem likely, especially after their poor performance against Monaco this week saw them fail to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and receive heavy criticism. "We have to think, game by game, and now we have Tottenham at home". Alonso has been instrumental in Antonio Conte's recent switch to a 3-4-3 formation that has allowed Chelsea to improve their defence since their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates in September.

Sports Melania Trump, Michelle Obama tete-a-tete over tea at White House
Author: 0 Melania Trump, Michelle Obama tete-a-tete over tea at White House

Earnest also told reporters that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and spokeswoman Hope Hicks were at the White House for meetings on Thursday. During the campaign Trump hinted that he might not accept the result if he lost to Clinton. Mr Trump headed from the White House to Capitol Hill for a lunch meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan. "Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we're actually all on one team", Obama said.

Author: 0 Ibaka hits game winner vs. former team as Magic top Thunder

He gave the Thunder the lead for good during overtime with just over 7 seconds remaining. Harden and Westbrook have another thing in common - their displeasure with Durant. The Thunder have six wins in ten games and the Pelicans have only one in ten games. Houston is the worst offense in National Basketball Association history without him on the floor and one of the best in National Basketball Association history with him on the floor.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo Tops The Highest Paid Footballer List
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Tops The Highest Paid Footballer List

Asked if he will quit football once he leaves Real, Ronaldo said: "We have to wait and see". My aim for these five years is to keep making history, giving my best for this jersey. Ronaldo has enjoyed an excellent 2016, winning European titles at both club and global level. Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has dispelled suggestions that he will retire from global football in the near future.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth wins Australian Open title after play-off

He birdied the first playoff hole with the Australian duo unable to match him. "You have so many good memories there with lots of good shots and putts made". It's the only major I haven't played in yet, so I'm keen to get over there.That's the one with all the history. "The way we played the playoff, I think it's going to do wonders for me", he added.

Author: 0 Nationals ace Scherzer wins NL Cy Young; AL award next

Even though Verlander received more first-place votes than Porcello - 14 to eight - Verlander lost because votes from positions Nos. Based on the voting results, Porcello had a total of 137 points, while Justin Verlander , Kate Upton's fiancé, totaled 132.

Sports Road to Atlanta: Big Ten crowds playoff picture
Author: 0 Road to Atlanta: Big Ten crowds playoff picture

Wisconsin, Penn State, Oklahoma and Colorado round out the top 10, giving the Big Ten four representatives here as the regular season winds down. Ohio State is the No. That's why Franklin posted another message on Twitter, quoting words from the most successful college basketball coach of all time , UCLA's John Wooden.

Author: 0 Andy Murray vows to ignore distractions at ATP Tour Finals

He added: "I had made a great comeback, saving six or seven set points, and then when I didn't manage to win that first set, of course you're frustrated". This year has been a very eventful year in men's tennis with Novak Djokovic completing a Career Grand Slam and Andy Murray becoming the only singles player, male or female, to win two successive Olympic golds before dethroning Djokovic as the World No.1, thus becoming the first British player to achieve this in the Open Era.

Sports Panthers Lead Saints 20-3 at Halftime of Thursday Night Football
Author: 0 Panthers Lead Saints 20-3 at Halftime of Thursday Night Football

It embodied New Orleans' passivity all game, an offensive inefficiency that ultimately cost the Saints the game. He's had 2 tipped kicks or PAT's fortunately go through, but has had 3 kicks or PAT's blocked. One of the issues plaguing the club over the last two games has been multiple turnovers. It was this one, when the Saints didn't trade scoring punches with the Panthers but rather clawed back from the brink of a blowout.

Author: 0 What should have been called on that Bills field-goal attempt?

As if the Bills weren't already being hammered enough by the refs, it got worse. "I know what we do on the farm when a male cant control his own rage". Last year, K.J. Wright should have been called for illegal batting for knocking a fumble out of the end zone for a Seattle touchback in the final moments of a win over Detroit.

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