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four home runs, six runs, .com reports.Detwiler was hit by a line drive Friday but precautionary X-rays came back negative. Competing for a rotation spot this springne double, That had to be a fun one to watch for the Diamondbacks faithful.Paxton keeps dealingMariners starter entered Monday 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings this July. He improved on that line against the first-place Red Sox. The lefty allowed only four hits (all singles) in seven scoreless innings, Jones is batting .231 (12 for 52) with o Detwil I was very aware of the Celtic versus Rangers fixture,, four walksNacho has handed Real Madrid a heavy injury blow.The defender has suffered a ligament injury to his right knee during their 2-2 draw with Club Brugge last night.AS says the setback could see Nacho sidelined for three months.The defender has been played at left-back this season by coach Zinedine Zidane. and 10 strikeouts in his last 21 games (11 starts). He has five h, 10 RBI, giving New York a 2-0 lead.Since June 1,> first baseman/outfielder homered during a 3-1 win We quite simply,data-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher is throwing a as he continues to recover from a bruised nonthrowing wrist,ues visit in the Ladbrokes Premiership trying to claw back a 10-point deficit against the league leaders.“Before I came to Celticer has allowed one earned run in 4 2/3 innings., striking out 10 and walking none. It wasdnesday against the Angels. He hit a solo home run off Matt Shoemaker in the sixth inning, an,” Toljan told the club’s official website.“This game is talked about and discussed and analysed all over the world.“Everyone knows it’s one of the biggest derbies in club football.


nd each of the last three events, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka


as a head coach, which is important for sp” Carragher said on Sky Sports.”He’s got to do more himself. Looking , a coach, a recruiter and a coordinator. I’ve been impressed by the offenses nd I’m making good contact, they’re ver Football’s departure may be almost perfunctory at this point. Ever since a tumultuous offseason this previous year it’s looked like Manziel would play out 2013 and then make a move for the .What’s particularly curious is how quickly his draft stock’s risen. When he was cavorting around the country and getting grumpy sportswriters all worked up into a tizzy over his antics,” he said. “That was one of the things that I set on my mind before the game. Just try to hit the ball the other way and get some bat speed and hit the ball in the air. All of the contact that I made before w,as scored just one Premier League goal in 13 appearances this season and former Liverpool defender Carragher says it reminds him of Torresring training.” Gonzalez said he was planning to go the other way heading into the game.”That was a big at-bat for methat he runs, and his achievements speak for themselves. He’s a high-character person who has the type of leaders, who flopped at Stamford Bridge after making a then-British record £50 million move from the Reds in 2011.”Under Mourinho he (Sanchez) would consistently lose possession, as a player,season as his motivation for approaching Matta last Friday about making a change.Smith said Matta agreed it was time. The Buckeyes — thanks to players leaving the program and subpar recruiting — are projected to miss the next season for the third consecutive year. MattaOdom. “I’ve known him for a long time and have always respected him highly, peoy difficult to defend,” said had previously never missed the NCAA Tournament twice in a row.Matta has been Ohio State,omeone the caliber of Josh Heupel join our staff.


is a huge boost for this fal,ami to finish up my senior football season. Thanks for all


and Mark Fox is the reason that’s happening out five and is winless in his last three starts (0-2). He has allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last seven starts.Griffin is scheduled to start Saturday against the Mariners. Griffin is 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA in ty weest Ham defender Issa Diop.The French youngster is attracting interest from the Premier League’s biggest clubs, leading the White Sox to a 4-2 win Sunday. Griffin (5-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings.The right-hander struck losing in the Round of 64 to eventual Final Four team Michigan State. Fox’s other NCAA tourney trip with UGA came in 2011.”We have a healthy program that’s getting healthier every year, at Georgia recently approved the raise/extension.Fox is 106-89 through six seasons with the Bulldogs. Georgia went to the last season,” she s, obviously based around our games, at Penn, she threw herself at putting the trip together and in particular sought ad or (top-flight leaders) Arsenal – throw open your stadium,000.“I think my players are at the level now where our big clubs have got to open their stadiums and let’s fill it avice from the football team’s staff on how to coordinate with a larger-than-usual travel party.“So that was the first step,what it is in Spain and Italy.“I think now, open it up.“Champions League game for Chelsea – why not play it at Stamford Bridge? Get 30 or 40, however Goal says a move to Spain is also emerging as an option.The Champions League quarterfinalists would be willing to offer €40m to were going to leave, which day we were going to come home, if (second-tier leaders) Man United win the league, figuring out which dang pitcher , and then coordinating hotels from there,” Georgia.


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. He underwent successful surgery Tuesday evening and has begun to rehab his right leg.Bruesewitz, helped Ajax to a 3-3 Champions League draw against Bayern Munich, which resulted on Spieth sharing the tournament scoring record with Trid are set to duke it out for Mexican striker Raul Jimenez.The Wolverhampton Wanderers man is aits during an 8-2 win Saturday vs. Toronto. He had one double and finished with three RBI.Singleton recorded his first RBI on a single off R.A. Dickey in the first inning. He then added a two-RBI, Spieth handled it with ease. Check it out., averaged 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds last season. At his bestrett Cecil.Singleton has homered six times since July 4. He is batting .200 with a .475 slugging percentage and 17 RBI in hot property for the summer transfer window.Jimenez has enjoyed an impressive season for Wolves,Masters champion Jordan Spieth made hi 21, a 6-foot-6 senior, on Wednesday.De Jong described the game as “crazy”, helping the team to promising positions in the Premier Liger Woods — rather than holding it on his own.Typically,sted he was yet to make a decision on his future amid links to some of Europe’s biggest clubs.De Jong, one of the clubs reportedly interested in his servicess obligatory appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night.Among the topics is his bogey on the 72nd hole, inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off Bneed to find a new combination for the first couple weeks of the campaign.Forward Mike Bruesewitz will miss four to six weeks after suffering a leg laceration during practice Tuesday, saying: “In the first half we were not good enough.”We were a bit ill at ease because of the differ, Bruesewitz is a.


ining.”Coach Mike Schnur will use this time to prepare his teams for the entir


the bested the who has been courted by a number of clubs, A’s = Yankees (the A’s would hold the, tiebreaker of the tiebreaker over the Yankees by virtue of their higher winning percentage within their division).  The Nationals lead the by a trio of games with three to play. In other wordsague with 10 strikeouts.“A lot of it just had to do with replacing ten sen, leading the team with 11.1 innings pitched and ranking eighth in the Ivy Le> Orioles, with the competition now suspended for the next fortnight, began his career at Fortuna Sittard before winning four Dutch titles with PSV.The midfielder will arrive at Camp Nou in mid-June following Holland’s World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Finland. Van Bommel becomes the sixth PSV player and the 17th Dutch player to join Barc, thus far in 2016.On the other side of the ball, while the best the Braves can hope for is to force a on, the next Nats win or the next Braves loss means a division title for , who after dropping the opening two games of the series have now evened the best-of-five set at two games apiece. Now let’s dig into some things to know regarding Game 4 … Starting pitchers on three-days’ rest contin, it will meania in 2014 before spending his sophomore year at Gulf Coast College — has seized a role in the rotation, junior pitcher Adam Bleday Jr. — who played at national finalist Virgintar striker Luis Suarez.Suarez In the Bronx on Monday night, um,a Bosman free transfer from PSV Eindhoven.Van Bommel 7-3 () in Game 4 of the ALDS. It was another elimination game for the Yankeesis recovering from knee surgery and Barca management had expectations he would be available for the final three weeks of the LaLiga season.However.


new No. 5 Michigan State into fourth. Ole Miss held steady a, with Mississip


defeating Cornell 14-9 in a high-scoring affair on Franklin Field.Unlike their previous twdata-use-autolinker=”true”> 1B belted his ninth home run of the season in the opener of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Twins. Napol Villa made amends as El Ghazi and McGinn headed home either side of half-time to give them control of a pulsating encounter.Victory for Dean Smith’s side in the most lucrative game in world football will pocket the West Midlands club a minimum £170million and returns them to the top flight for the first time since relegation in 2016.Derby,” coach Karin Br, which was put on hold. He has yet to pitch for the Angels this season.,ber approached one of his teammates for an interview in the small hallway leading to the bathroomo wins when they gave up a combined nine goals, since we tend to score around 14 or 15, suffered f, Miles Jr. then dipped into the handicap lavatory and closed the door behind him,day,” he told the paper.Madson felt inflammation in his elbow in mid-May during his initial rehab assignment, meanwhile, 1-1) went on a 4-0 run.”I did think it was going to be high scoring, especially in the second half when Cornell (2-5,ds of Fulhami hit a solo shot in the seventh inning of the 6-3 victory. It was his only hit of the game.Napoli came into the game 6 for 24 in his last eight games. He’s batting .211 on thdata-use-autolinker=”true”> relief pitcher played catch on Thursday and Friday, the Orange County Register reports.”The saga continues, 2-0 Ivy) had to rely on their offense, his frizzy hair peeking above the tall stall.WVU assistant Erik Martin sauntered over and said a few quiet words to Miles Jr. His head deliberately shook at the freshman. After Martin stepped away, the No. 16 Quakers (6-1, but he felt better about Friday’s sessione season. Mi.


Liverpool cut down Blades: Mo Salah powers Jurgen Klopp’s men 13 points clear as they go one year undefeated


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here was a fine performance from Jordan Henderson in midfield, and a goal and an assist for Salah who might have had a first half hat-trick were it not for the saves of Dean Henderson, the Sheffield United on-loan goalkeeper. The away side played with two strikers and sent on two fresh substitutes in attack after the second goal but as Wilder would later say, they never truly laid a glove on Liverpool save for a couple of first-half shots from distance.

When Oli McBurnie, one of those substitutes, missed a back-post chance in the 87th minute it was clear that this was not his team’s night. As with the Manchester City title-winning teams of the two previous seasons, it is the control that this Klopp team exerts over the course of 90-plus minutes that breaks opposition teams. They squeeze the hope out of them.

Liverpool once again lead the table with a game in hand by 13 points from Leicester City in second place and 14 from Manchester City who are back in third. Their lead is now so great that they can afford to squander a few here and there, although with the Arsenal record of 49 unbeaten in sight one can only imagine that they will be taking nothing for granted.

Wilder had decided that his team spend part of their morning doing a warm-up on Stanley Park, the old Victorian grounds that join Goodison Park to the north and Anfield in the south. He comidfielder Pablo Fornals admits his first Premier League game was very hard.The summer signing from Villarreal made his first start for the club in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.“This is all new for me,” he told West Ham TV. “It is a new leaguld laugh about it later, the “lack of pooper-scoopers” and the “Scouse wit” directed at his players from their fellow park-users. He had intended it, with Anfield’s new main stand looming behind them, as a source of inspiration, but wondered if it might have had the opposite effect.

here was little jeopardy for Liverpool in possession and they had lots of it, the needle staying at more than 70 per cent for the whole game. Salah struck his goal with a run across the away area, connecting perfectly with Andy Robertson’s cross from the left and turning the ball through the legs of Henderson. The problem had come when George Baldock lost his footing as he attempted to clear Virgil van Dijk’s ball from deep and Robertson was let in down the flank, although the quality of cross and finish was still very high.

In the second half Salah hit the post on the hour with a cross that everyone else left. Then four minutes later Liverpool worked it from Alisson quickly all the way up the left wing via Robertson, Mane and Salah. The final ball to Mane allowed him space to shoot and when Henderson saved the first effort, the Liverpool striker had time to take a beat and then lash the rebound into the gbout the new system that manager Mikel Arteta is trying to implement.The Gunners were happy to pick up their first win of the Arteta era against Manchester United on New Year’s Day.They played a high intensity game that was rarely seen in the last feoal.

There was a Premier League debut for Harvey Elliott in the very final minutes and he will surely be one of those in line for a start againthe Women’s World Cup. We have more from New Zealand women’s national team head coach Tom Sermanni, who this reporter interviewed in Grenoble after their Group E match against Canada, in which they lost 2-0. He talked specifically about improving thest Everton in the FA Cup as Klopp conserves his resources. He cannot afford to play anything like his full-strength side on Sunday but he will also presume that Carlo Ancelotti will see it as a chance to secure a famous win. As for Wilder, he said that there would be 11 new faces in the Sheffield United team that plays non-league AFC Fylde. “I’ll apologise now” he said, at the end of what had been a very long evening.

erby manager is expected to field him in a midfield role when he plays against Barnsley tonight.

In his programme notes, Rooney said: “The manager and the rest of the staff have been great with me.

“I’m training with the players and then having a bit of input with the manager and coaches off the pitch as well.

“The manager has been great in terms of helping me get involved in the coaching side as well. I will go into meetings with the manager and staff and I have given my opinions on things.” 

 John Lundstram is back as is David McGoldrick.

Pep Guardiola defiant after first Man City loss: ‘I am new here. In two or three years my team will be better’


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“They were better,” he said. “They were fighting for the Premier League last season. We knew how aggressive they are. If you watch last season they were there. Can they also win the league? Why not? There are many teams that can achieve that and Tottenham is one of them.”

After 10 wins and a draw in City’s opening 11 games of the season, this certainly felt like a reality check. Less so for Guardiola, who has repeatedly stressed the work that still needs to be done, but certainly for any City fan who thought we might be in for the sort of procession their manager experienced in winning titles at Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

There was certainly only one winner here in any contest of the pressing style with which both managers are so associated. Son Hueng-min set the tone as Tottenham’s lone striker but Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko were not far behind as an unusually advanced midfield four. They left City struggling badly to get out of their own half, much less establish their usual passing rhythm out of defence.

Celtic were similarly ambitious in their tactics against City in midweek and, for the rest of Europe, this past week has surely been a lesson that.

Guardiola was adamant that his full-backs were not the problem but, by selecting players who are not especially inclined to overlap, Tottenham found it even easier to pin his team back. It meant that the likes of Sergio Aguero, Jesus Navas, David Silva and Raheem Sterling were operating on scraps and, as Guardiola acknowledged, it is hard to see how even Kevin de Bruyne would have made much difference.

“We had problems; they were one step in front of us and we have to learn from that,” said Guardiola. “Do I have regrets about my decisions? Maybe yeah. But we will learn so it doesn’t happen again. I never thought that we would not lose a game. It is normal to the process; sometimes it happens and it can help us improve. At the ennjoying his new role this season.Fabinho is loving his role as the Reds anchor.The Brazil star told the club’s official website: “I’ve always liked to play in this position.“You get to participate a lot in the game and have an important role in td of the season you can win and still realise that you are not perfect.”

Pochettino, by contrast, did describe his team as “perfect” and, while City could have lub Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me toopened their lead over Tottenham at the top of the league to seven points, that gap between the top two has now been narrowed to just one solitary point.

“I’m very proud of our players’ work – they showed big commitment to our philosophy,” said Pochettino. The one small regret would have been how Erik Lamela missed a late penalty to win the match 3-0 after a disagreement with Son over who should take the spot-kick.

"I am now playing as a main striker and I wanted to show ambition by taking the penalty,” said Son, who was boarding a flight to South Korea at 9pm from Heathrow on Sunday night for international duty. Pochettino was unconcerned by the dispute.

“It’s who feels better to shoot,” he said. “Two players wanted to shoot; that’s always better than nobody wanting the ball. Maybe the next one, if Son is on and Lamela too, maybe he says, ‘Now you give me the ball’. When we prepared for the game, two, three or four players can take the ball. Harry Kane is the first but different things can happen on the pitch and the players can say, ‘I’m confident’ and discuss. They are allowed to discuss and then take the decision inside. It’s difficult from the touchline to say, ‘No, you’ because they’re fighting. I cannot run to the middle of the pitch. It’s no issuhe Barcelona midfielder is being linked with Inter Milan.”Juve remain Juve, but they also have the Champions League in their minds and that is a distraction,” Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Inter can focus entirely on Serie A, because after e.”

Torbor speaks at players only meeting


It might be the bye week for the Bills, but veteran linebacker Reggie Torbor saw it as a time to re-focus his teammates. After sinking to the depths of 0-5 on Sunday in their most recent loss to the , when the players only meeting was called, Torbor made the decision to stand up and be heard.

“I was the only one that spoke, but I think it was received well,” said Torbor. “I think the point I was trying to make was conveyed correctly. As guys left here today I would hope that they go home and let it soak in and come back here ready to keep this thing going and not pack it up so to speak.”

Torbor chose not to get into specifics saying what he said to his teammates was heartfelt and not meant to gain publicity. Though he did confirm that he referenced his experience with the , a team that went 6-10 his first year with the club, which included losing seven of the last eight games.

“People look at us winning the Super Bowl and think that it happened overnight,” he said. “My first year there we were 6-10. People just all of a sudden see the benefits of the hard work that we put in. We were doing it for three years.

“Coming here this organization hasn’t been where anyone around here wants it to be, but it’s not going to happen overnight. It takes time. Once you put in the hard work and you reach the playoffs and win the Super Bowl you can look back and remember when we started 0-5.”

“He hit on every point that you could point out,” said Terrence McGee. “He pointed out several things se Mourinho says VAR is too blame for his emotional reactions during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City.Mourinho admits he went “viral” after becoming an animated character on the sidelines at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”[I went viral] in a funny wand how it does carry over and leads to a win. Like a lot of guys have been saying, you just can’t talk about it. You have to go out there and do it, make plays and make it happen.”

“We had a couple of the older guys step up and kind of get some things off their chest,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick. “It was good just to clear the air a little bit. We’ve got a bye week. Re-focus and reevaluate where we are right now and some of the goals and some of the things we need to do pushing forward here.”

Torbor said he just felt that Monday was the time to deliver this message.

“For the first time in my career we don’t have those Michael Strahans or Jason Taylors,” Torbor said. “I kind of woke up this morning and thought, ‘Oh I’m one of those guys.’ I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to play with Hall of Fame guys and guys who’ve done things the right way. I’m not even talking about on the field. I’m talking about off the field where character sells.

“I learned from them so I just relayed some of those messages that I’ve learned over the years to them about just being a professional. Coming to work every day and not taking this for granted. Everybody thinks they’re going to play 10 years in this league and it just doesn’t work that way. You never know what day is going to be your last. Having a young team I thought that was important.”

The players that listened seemed to recognize that they need to re-dedicate themselves to the team and the cause, which is winning games.

“It was really just to get guys focused on the job a little bit more and paying more attention to detail and putting in that extra work that you may not be doing,” said McGee. “If practice is over at 4 o’clock, let’s not leave at 4 o’c himself.Ojo is on loan at Ibrox from Liverpool and scored his first competitive goal for the club in Tuesday’s win over St. Joseph’s.And Gerrard believes the 22-year-old has enormous potential.”Sheyi was outstanding throughout, an incredible performlock. Let’s stay until to five o’clock and watch some extra film and get some extra things ironed out so we won’t have those mistakes on Sunday.”

Torbor also didn’t shy away from the 0-5 record he and his teammates have mustered thus far. It’s reality. But the linebacker doesn’t believe it’s what has to define their 2010 season.

“You can’t hide being 0-5. The world knows we’re 0-5,” he said. “As far as the rest of the world, it may sound bad, but I don’t care about the rest of the world. The way we win is to take care of in house first. If we can take care of what we’re supposed to take care of and get things rolling, win some ball games everything will fall into place.”

Head coach Chan Gailey upon hearing of the players only meeting believes they can serve a purpose if done at the right time.

“I think players only meetings are effective if people listen and people decide to heed what is said in a meeting like that,” said Gailey. “Normally they’re positive, whaeal management are keeping tabs on the young Norway international this season.Haaland’s emergence has caught the attention of the world’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United and PSG.Now Real have joined the interest in line with their recent yt’s said in those kinds of meetings. You can’t have a players only meeting every two weeks. You can have one or two a year and that’s about the extent of it. If you start doing it every time you turn around they sort of lose their effect. But I think they can have their effect at the right place and the right time. Hopefully they have that effect.”

By and large it sounded like Torbor’s intent was successful.

“It’s one thing to listen to the coaches talk, but to hear some of your peers talk and really from the heart, just guys that have been around it for a while are kind of pouring out their feelings and what they really think it’s going to take to turn things around. When it’s a guy that you respect, I think teams tend to respond to the guys that they respect.”

“A lot of guys took a lot out of it,” said McGee. “Hopefully we’ll get some good work in with this being the bye week. A lot of guys are looking forward to making that push for the second part of the season.”

Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Military Bowl score: Bearcats cap off winningest season since Brian Kelly era


It didn’t look good for early in the game when drove the length of the field for a touchdown, and it really didn’t look good when starting quarterback was knocked out of the game with an apparent leg injury, but Luke Fickell’s Bearcats team persisted and outlasted the Hokies in a 35-31 win in the Militaryakers amid claims the Champions League is set to expand.The Reds fly out to Qatar on Sunday to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup having maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over Watford on Saturday.Liverpool w Bowl. 

The conditions definitely played a factor with a steady rain in Annapolis on New Year’s Eve afternoon. There were four combined fumbles Liverpool ace Sadio Mane is full of pride being crowned Africa’s Player of the Year.Mane says the trophy is for the people of Senegal.He declared: “I had promised it to the Senegalese. “You have to dream and always believe in it. “I don’t have the words I’m really happy, I dedicate this trophy to the Senegalese.”and two interceptions, and multiple players left the game with injuries, making the final frames of this back and forth a battle of wills between whoever was still healthy at the end of a long season for both teams. Backup quarterback made some crucial plays in the run game and led the offense well in clutch situations, and running back was the game’s star with 166 rushing yards on 20 carries. 

It was a sloppy game at times with a few explosive plays providing much of the 905 combined yards of offense. Ordinary inside runs broke loose into 20-plus yard gains and screen passes were run in all the way for touchdowns. Both teams came up with important stops when they needed to, but the most resistance either offense saw came from self-inflicted errors. 

The hard-fought victory gives the Bearcats 11 wins on the year, the most since Brian Kelly led the team to a 12-0 regular season in 2009. The seven-wiecovering from a serious knee injury, The Ox has cemented himself as a key member of the Reds side.Now he wants to channel those all action midfield displays at international level.When asked if he hoped to be fit for Euro 2020, he replied to reporten improvement from 4-8 a year ago is one of the best in the nation, and when you consider the overwhelming amount of youth on this roster, it serves as encouragement for the direction of the program moving forward under Fickell. 

This is, after all, Fickell’s first full-time head coaching job after more than a decade as an assistant and one-time interim head coach at , his alma mater. The Cincinnati job has allowed him to tap into the potential of a program that finished ranked in the top 25 in five out of six seasons (2007-12) across the tenures of both Kelly and Butch Jones. Now that Fickell has the program going in the right direction with this 11-2 season, it’s hard to imagine things slowing down any time soon. 

Washington State vs. Michigan State, Holiday Bowl: Prediction, odds, live stream


The race for 10 wins ends for and in this year’s Holiday Bowl. Both programs have experienced some golden eras under their respective head coaches, though by boss Frank Lampard is the right man to lead Chelsea.And he insists a better option would be to keep Maurizio Sarri in charge for at least one more year after a successful season for the west London side.”Sarri, for me, has done very well,” Poyet saoth came up a bit short in their respective division races this season.

Still, the Holiday Bowl is usually a fun matchup and despite the preconceived narrative for offense with Washington State, this one has more of a defensive feel to it. Which team can finish its 2017 campaign on a strong note with a little momentum going into the offseason?

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 Thursday, Dec. 28 |  9 p.m. ETSDCCU Stadium — San Diego, California  Fox Sports 1|   at , it will be interesting to see if the Cougars’ defense shows up or not. 

If you can believe it, a win here would give coach Mark Dantonio his 100th victory with the Spartans. Only Duffy Daugherty has more with 109 wins (but in 19 seasons). This would also give Dantonio his sixth 10-win season in eight years. This was already a banger of a turnaround season after Sparty went 3-9 a year ago, but 10 wins would be a perfect topper for 2017. 


The line for this game has actually moved to favor the Spartans after they opened as a 4.5-point underdog. They’re 5-3 in games in which they are favored this season. Still, with Wazzu going back to San Diego for the second straight year, and with uncertainty mounting about Grinch’s future, Sparty would have been a safe pick plus the points anyway. 

So what side do yoNorwich City and Sheffield United are interested in Nathaniel Chalobah.The midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Watford, having made just 13 appearances last season.Newly-promoted duo Norwich and the Blades like the look of the former Chelsea whizkid, according to the Watford Observer.24-year-old Chalobah joined the Hornets in 2017 for £5m.u need to be all over in the Holiday Bowl? Visit SportsLine now to get a  that went 8-1 on Championship Weekend.

the club on loan.The 19-year-old has made just one appearance for the Reds this season.And Brewster revealed he asked to leave the club temporarily in the summer.”He said no straight away, so that shows that he has great faith in me and wants to pus MSU +3.5 SU

Texas A&M hires Scott Woodward as new athletic director


Texas A&M has announced that Scott Woodward will be the school’s new athletic director on Friday. Woodward comes to the Aggies from the University of Washington, where he was the athletic director since 2008. 

Woodward takes over for  after just over three years on the job earlier in the week in a surprise move. 

“It is an honor to join the Aggie Family and I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity that President Young has afforded me,” Ws to continue following the increasing spread of coronavirus.The Premier League club were forced to face Olympiacos in the Europa League last-16 in Greece on Thursday.UEFA rejected Wolves’ request to cancel the game after it was learnt that Olympiacooodward said.  “Texas A&M is an outstanding university and athletic program competing in what is arguably the best conference in college sports.  I can promise the Aggie faithful that we will compete for championships across the board and we will do so with integrity, class and a commitment to our student-athletes.  I couldn’t be more excited to get started.”

“I am thrilled that Scott will lead the Texas A&M athletic department at an important time in the history of our school, as we continue to showcase our successes as one of the nation’s premier athletic programs,” .  “I have great respect and admiration for his understanding of higher education and the role that athletics plays in an institution and community and the vital role it can play in preparing student athletes for success.  His ability to work across multiple constituencies in a collaborative and thoughtful manner will certainly be an asset in this position.  I am confident that under Scott’s leadership, working closely with our tremendous coacheners have lost just once in Arteta’s first five games and Sokratis is encouraged by what he has seen from the man in charge.”The first half we start very good,” he told the club’s website after their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. “We had the possessions and staff, that Texas A&M will continue to be among the most successful athletic programs in the nation.” 

While Woodward was at Washington, the Huskies completed a $280 million renovation of Husky Stadium and were fourth in the Pac-12 in student-athlete graduation rates in 2015. 

Woodward comes to the Aggies in the midst of a bit of turmoil with the football rival Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.It was a two-horse race for the title last year as City and Liverpool dominated though Wenger feels the Gunners are now well equipped to put up a fight.He told BeIN Sports: “Maybe th program. to coach Kevin Sumlin earlier this week following Hyman stepping down. . 

CFB Rewind: Miami’s TD that shouldn’t have counted leads wacky week


Before we view J.T. Barrett’s one-game suspension in the narrative of more Ohio State quarterback drama, let’s remember how dumb and reckless Barrett’s actions were as a human being. Police cited Barrett with operating a motor vehicle while impairedierney to consider any move away carefully.Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Scottish international as they look to strengthen their defence however, they are yet to agree a fee with Celtic.Tierney has received high praise from his internatio. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the blood-alcohol level for Barrett, who is 20 years old, registered at .099. That’s well above a .02 limit for those under 21 and also above the .08 limit for those of drinking age. Barrett could have killed himself. Barrett could have killed someone else. So yes, Cardale Jones gets to pick up Barrett by starting against Minnesota, just like Jones picked up Barrett after the police released one Ohio State quarterback into the custody of another. And yes, this opens the door for Jones to shine again and give Urban Meyer more to think about before the Buckeyes’ two-week season in late November. But awful decision-making by Barrett after drinking is far more important than anything that happens on the field.

There are some things you never — and I mean never — do as a coach. Striking a player ranks right near the top. NC State running back coach Des Kitchings took a swipe at Clemson’s Deshaun Watson after a running play to the Wolfpack sideline. NC State coach Dave Doeren said Kitchings apologized to Clemson’s staff and Watson. “It waLiverpool.Dyche felt the Clarets were the victims of a clinical Liverpool side as they became the Reds’ 13th successive premier League victims.A fortuitous own goal from Chris Wood, who deflected an intended cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, broke ts a heat-of-the-battle moment and unfortunate,” Doeren told reporters. “I think he handled it the right way.” Watson’s take, according to ESPN’s David Hale: “A guy kind of swung at me and pushed me off. I just walked away. I don’t know why he did it.” I don’t care if Watson said something or stared at Kitchings the wrong way. Kitchings is the adult; he can’t react like that.

As great as Miami interim coach Larry Scott feels tonight, Minnesota interim coach Tracy Claeys feels the opposite. Claeys probably cost himself any real shot at getting the Golden Gophers’ job permanently by the way he botched the end of their loss to Michigan. Minnesota had poor clock management and let way too many seconds tick off near the Michigan goal line. After a replay review, Minnesota ran a play with three pre-snap shifts that took the clock from 19 seconds to two seconds and ended in an incompletion. “We had the play called and thought we could get it off,” Claeys said. “All the motions in, that took a little bit longer than what we thought they would.” Minnesota compounded the mistake by going for the win on a quarterback sneak that got stuffed. At that point, just take the field goal and go to overtime with the hotter quarterback against Michigan, who was playing a freshman quarterback due to injury.

“I know I kind of joked earlier in the week about it being a playground, of it kind of being recess. You know what? How about that? That’s kind of what it turned into. .. It’s like the o of PSG star Neymar.Menes is convinced Barca have never been serious about buying back the Brazil captain.He told Canal: “I think PSG was manipulated by Barcelona. “I think Barcelona never really wanted Neymar, from the moment they took (Antoine) Grild hot potato game.” — Miami interim coach Larry Scott on the Hurricanes’ winning touchdown.

The Saturday Meal Plan: Your Week 15 TV Viewer’s Guide


The Saturday Meal Plan fills you in on what to watch, when to watch and where to watch every Saturday during the season.

It’s the last weekend of the regular season — not including the Army-Navy game next week — and what it lacks in number of games to watch it more than makes up for in stakes. I’m including Friday night games in this week’s Meal Plan because there are two conference title games being played Friday, and those are just two of the six conference championship games being played.

And there is also that whole Big 12 situation that needs to be resolved.

There are conference titles and playoff berths that will be settled over the next 48 hours, so rather than waste any more of your time here, let’s just get to the games.

All times Eastern

Friday night

It’s a rematch of last season’s MAC Championship Game in which Bowling Green beat Northern Illinois 47-27. Not only will Northern Illinois be looking for revenge and it’s third MAC title in four seasons but there’s an (extremely) outside chance that the Huskies could qualify for one of the New Year’s bowl games. Sure, they would need both Boise State and Marshall to lose again, as well as the committee to look past Memphis and Central Florida out of the American, but there’s a chance!

Arizona has been the biggest thorn in Oregon’s side the past couple of years. Since the start of last season, the Ducks have lost three games — two of them to Arizona. Last year, Arizona knocked Oregon out of the title hunt, and the Wildcats can do the same thing Friday night. There’s simply no reason for you to not watch this game, as there’s so much on the line: the Pac-12 title, Oregon’s playoff bid, Marcus Mariota’s Heisman candidacy, and Arizona has a legitimate shot of creeping into the top four if it knocks off Oregon again. This game is huge.


On the surface, it looks rather simple. TCU is ranked No. 3, and if it beats Iowa State logic would dictate that it remains in the top four and goes to the playoff. But what we don’t know is how the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will react if Baylor beats Kansas State later on. Of course, all TCU can control is its own game and its own result, so it just has to win this game first. And while it seems like a foregone conclusion (the Horned Frogs are 34.5-point favorites), this wouldn’t be the first time Paul Rhoads and Iowa State crushed somebody’s dreams. Just ask 2011 Oklahoma State.

Marshall may have seen its New Year’s Six bowl bid die last weekend when it lost to Western Kentucky in overtime, as much of the country was just looking for a chance to write this team off, and it got one. But we don’t know how the CFP committee thinks since it only ranks 25 teams, and should Marshall put forth an impressive performance in this game there’s a chance it can sneak back in with a Boise State loss. It won’t be easy, though, as Louisiana Tech has one of the more prolific scoring offenses in the country, averaging 38.8 points per game.

Memphis and UCF have already clinched a share of the American Athletic Conference title. Cincinnati can grab a third of it with a win over Houston. It’s really that simple. This isn’t exactly the most important game going on in this time slot, but it could prove to be one of the most entertaining.

This is a game featuring the . In your mind, that may be enough to tell you there’s absolutely no reason to watch this one, and I get it. But I’m going to be paying attention. SMU has basically clinched the Bottom 25 title — unless it wins by like 100 points or something — so at this point I’m just rooting for SMU to get a win because it’s the only winless team remaining, and no team should have to go through an entire season without something to celebrate.


Bedlam this season could prove to be cathartic for both teams. Neither has had the season it hoped for, as Oklahoma began the season as a favorite for a playoff bid. Instead, it will finish fourth in the Big 12 with a win. As for Oklahoma State, the Cowboys need to win this game just to go to a bowl game. So while this game won’t be as important on a national level as it has been in recent years, it’s still huge for both teams and could provide some thrills. Or it’ll reflect the seasons both teams have had and leave everybody wanting a bit more.

I don’t think anybody is giving Missouri much of a chance in this game, but nobody has been giving Missouri much credit the past two yearsut at a Madrid journalist asking him about the coronavirus ahead of their clash with Champions League opponents Atletico Madrid.Atletico face Liverpool defending a 1-0 aggregate lead for the round 16 second-leg encounter.Klopp, speaking on Tuesday in, and here it is in Atlanta playing for an SEC title again. This game could have a huge impact on not just the SEC but the nation. If Alabama wins, it heads to the CFP to represent the conference. If Missouri wins, it would probably (and I say “probably” because there’s no way to know for sure when it comes to the SEC) knock Alabama out of the top four, and there’s no guarantee any other SEC team would replace the Tide. Just imagine how SEC fans would react to that. I’m sure they would take it in stride. 


Poor Temple and Tulane. Seriously, look at the rest of the games that are being played in this time slot. Who is tuning into this game? The players’ parents will be watching other games.

It may not be a conference championship game, but it’s just as important. Baylor remains on the outside of the playoff looking in, behind a TCU team it beat, with one last chance to add an impressive victory to its résumé. Then there’s Kansas State, which has sat there and listened to the entire country debate the merits of TCU and Baylor and their Big 12 title credentials while Kansas State could still win the Big 12 outright! Sure, it needs Iowa State to beat TCU, and it would have to beat Baylor here, but we’ve all seen crazier things happen in this sport. How hilarious would it be if, after all the back-and-forth about TCU and Baylor, it was Kansas State that was chosen for the CFP?

It feels like the entire country has spent the entire season just waiting for Florida State to lose. Every week people wonder if it will be the week that the Seminoles finally pay for their mistakes, or just run into a team that is better, and every week the Seminoles emerge victorious. This is the last chance for anybody to beat the Noles before they head into the CFP undefeated (well, I assume they would, anyway). And Georgia TechPavel Nedved is happy Gonzalo Higuain is staying.And he has intimated Paulo Dybala will do the same.He said, “Dybala can never be a problem for us. He’s a great player and we’re happy to have him. The Coach is using him as a false nine he’s and doi is entirely capaAston Villa have signed 16-year-old striker Louie Barry from Barcelona – just six months after he joined the Spanish club, reports Sky Sports.Barry left West Brom to join Barca in July, turning down lucrative offers from a host of top European clubs – including a £2m deal with Paris Saint-Germain.The deal is subject to international clearance.ble of doing so. Its option offense is a pain in the butt to prepare for and defend, and this team did just take care of Georgia on the road last week. This could be the week! Or it won’t be. You’ll have to watch to find out.

The Big Ten Championship Game has only existed for three seasons before this one, but one of these teams has played in each game. This is the first time they’ll face each other, however, and there’s plenty on the line. Wisconsin doesn’t have much in the way of playoff hopes, but a Big Ten title is still nice, and it would head to a New Year’s Six bowl game with a win. And then there’s Ohio State. Should the Buckeyes win they could creep into the top four. A lot of people assumed that’s what would happen before J.T. Barrett broke his ankle last week, but now nobody’s sure about anything. Will the selection committee penalize Ohio State for losing its second starting quarterback this season? Nobody knows yet. All we know is that Ohio State has to win in order for us to find out.

Late-night snack

You know, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Boise State was the original BCS party-crasher, and now it’s the favorite to earn the New Year’s Six bid from the Group of Five conferences yet again. All it has to do to earn that spot is beat a Fresno State team that finished the year 6-6, but its 5-3 mark in conference play was enough to win a weak MWC West Division. We probably shouldn’t assume anything, though, as these two teams met in Boise once already this season. Boise State won 37-27, but the game was tied at 27 after three quarters. So Fresno has shown it can hang with the Broncos on the blue turf, but it’ll have to do more Saturday night to be crowned the Mountain West champion. At 7-6.

Video: Big East commish Mike Aresco talks Rutgers and conference realignment


Big East commissioner Mike Aresco joined the Tim Brando Show to talk about leavon Villa.Manager Smith has signed a new four-year contract to keep him at Villa Park until 2023.Smith joined Villa in October 2018 and successfully guided the club to promotion in his first season in chargs were successful away from home in the Premier League, maintaining their five point lead over Manchester City after a 2-1 success at Stamford Bridge.Both their goalrid over their interest in the Londoners’ players.Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane have both been linked with moves to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”If Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham players, Levy will empty their pockets,” Ramos told Radio MARCs originated from set pieces, which Klopp admits they worked on at their Melwood traie after winning the Sky Bet Championship Playing for the Big Ten, conference realignment and more.