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Sports Conte asks England stars not to kick Hazard
Author: 0 Conte asks England stars not to kick Hazard

Former Chelsea boss and current Newcastle manager Benitez backed the title holders to challenge Manchester City and Manchester United for the top-flight crown. Ritchie, who scored 12 times last season, was proficient in the Championship, but no goals in 15 Premier League games suggests he struggles to exert the same influence in the top tier and there can be no debate that Walcott is the better goalscorer.

Sports Matthew Stafford bruises right hand in Lions' loss
Author: 0 Matthew Stafford bruises right hand in Lions' loss

Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws the ball in the first quarter against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. Stafford appeared to have his right hand stepped on by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs when he threw a late interception. That's another one in the win column for the Ravens - a "W", if you will.

Sports Deke: Saints defense even better 2nd time around vs. Panthers
Author: 0 Deke: Saints defense even better 2nd time around vs. Panthers

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Alvin Kamara (41) against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brees, who completed 25 of 34 passes, reached 6,127 career completions, surpassing Peyton Manning (6,125) for the second-most all-time. Kamara also became the third rookie in National Football League history to have 600 yards rushing and receiving in the same season joining joining Billy Sims (1980) ...

Sports UM to play SC in Outback Bowl
Author: 0 UM to play SC in Outback Bowl

SC finished its season with an 8-4 record. MI (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) was in limbo over a bowl destination up until Sunday afternoon, when it was revealed Alabama edged Ohio State for the fourth and final spot in the College Football Playoff. "Michigan proudly accepts the invitation to have our student-athletes, coaches and fans experience the Outback Bowl this holiday season", MI athletic director Warde Manuel said in a news release.

Sports Manchester City 'to offer Raheem Sterling £300k a week'
Author: 0 Manchester City 'to offer Raheem Sterling £300k a week'

Manchester City will reportedly reward in-form Raheem Sterling with a new £300,000-a-week contract at the Etihad Stadium. The Spanish coach said, "I can't control myself and I have to make an effort to improve". Guardiola's team have now won 14 of their 15 Premier League games in a rip-roaring start to the season. That followed a similar, injury-time victor at Bournemouth and a point-saving late equaliser with Everton, the only team to have avoided defeat against rampant City this season.

Sports Jimmy Garoppolo's first start with 49ers provides a win -- and some hope
Author: 0 Jimmy Garoppolo's first start with 49ers provides a win -- and some hope

He's slated for free agency after the season and San Francisco's brass has already said it will be willing to give Garoppolo the franchise tag to keep him off the open market. The 49ers have no shot at making the playoffs this season, but understanding whether or not Garoppolo can be successful in scarlet and gold will go a long way in yet another rebuilding offseason.

Sports Trump's former top aides reveal extraordinary details about his diet
Author: 0 Trump's former top aides reveal extraordinary details about his diet

The two men said there were moments during Mr Trump's improbable run to the White House when "they wanted to parachute off Trump Force One". He led Trump to winning the Republican presidential nomination, only to be muscled out by Paul Manafort, who became the campaign manager in the general election.

Sports Bills' Tyrod Taylor carted off in Week 13 with a knee injury
Author: 0 Bills' Tyrod Taylor carted off in Week 13 with a knee injury

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Taylor was initially injured on game's first play. Taylor stayed in the game, but wasn't really able to get anything going. At 6-6, the Bills have fallen behind the and must play the Patriots again, on December 24, as they try to find a path to an AFC wild card. The Bills' playoff chances continue to slide after their latest loss to the Patriots, the NFL-record 27th time that has beaten Buffalo.

Sports Guardiola admits regret, says he 'cannot control' himself
Author: 0 Guardiola admits regret, says he 'cannot control' himself

I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement. "I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now". His latest touchline antics will only have endeared him further to the City faithful. Sterling has been one of City's outstanding performers this campaign with his 13 goals coming from just 14 starts. "It's not my business", said Guardiola.

Sports Woods ties for ninth in Bahamas as Fowler wins with closing 61
Author: 0 Woods ties for ninth in Bahamas as Fowler wins with closing 61

Rickie Fowler birdied his first seven holes on his way to breaking the course record and claiming a four-stroke victory at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. "At that time I've already played four par-fives and nothing happened". Tommy Fleetwood, making his sixth tournament appearance in as many weeks, carded a blemish-free 67 to end the week in third spot alongside Jordan Spieth, with defending champion Hideki Matsuyama one of three players sharing fifth spot.

Sports Penn State gets Fiesta Bowl berth vs. Washington
Author: 0 Penn State gets Fiesta Bowl berth vs. Washington

Penn State finished No. 9 in this season's final College Football Playoff rankings, while Washington came in at No. 11. The Huskies lost 24-7 in the semifinals to Alabama a year ago. Penn State has a 2-0 all-time head-to-head record against Washington. The Nittany Lions most recently played in the game back in 1997, when Penn State beat Texas 38-15.

Sports Bills' Tyrod Taylor carted off field with knee injury
Author: 0 Bills' Tyrod Taylor carted off field with knee injury

This late in the season, it very well could be a season-ending injury. It was so bad that he had to be literally carted off the field by medical professionals. Peterman controversially replaced Taylor and threw 5 first-half interceptions in a loss to the Chargers. It came after the first drive of the game had stalled when Brady didn't spot wide-open Brandin Cooks and instead fired an incomplete pass in the other direction.

Sports Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick arrested hours after SEC championship game
Author: 0 Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick arrested hours after SEC championship game

Barrow County is just west of Athens, in the direction of Atlanta. The junior was arrested in Barrow County late Saturday night on an unspecified misdemeanor charge, according to the Barrow County online jail report . Two years ago, Patrick and then-teammate Chauncey Rivers were arrested for possession of marijuana. This would be a third violation of Georgia's drug policy, which subjects him to dismissal from the team.

Sports No. 2 Oklahoma To Face No. 3 Georgia In CFB Playoff Semifinal
Author: 0 No. 2 Oklahoma To Face No. 3 Georgia In CFB Playoff Semifinal

The selection committee made the Bulldogs the No. 3 seed with a path to the national title game that will take them to California for a Rose Bowl showdown with No. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, 34, guided the Sooners to a 12-1 record after replacing legendary coach Bob Stoops, who resigned in June. The Bulldogs won their first nine games of the year before stumbling at Auburn on November 11.

Sports Milan upset by point-less Benevento in nightmare Gattuso debut
Author: 0 Milan upset by point-less Benevento in nightmare Gattuso debut

We suffered in the last 15 minutes but we conceded a unusual goal. Despite huge investment in the summer, the result leaves Milan in seventh place in Serie A . But Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli was sent off in the 75th after picking up his second yellow card for tripping an opponent. He is on loan from Juventus, though he has never played for the champions.

Sports Ali defeats Cotto, wins WBO junior middleweight crown
Author: 0 Ali defeats Cotto, wins WBO junior middleweight crown

Cotto finishes 41-6, and he looked his age far too often. Both fighters were hurt during the contest but after 12 rounds Ali got the nod from all three judges by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112. A six-time world champion in four different weight divisions, Cotto vowed he would stick by his decision to retire. Sure, he lost a handful of other bouts, but they were against such prime competition as Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao.