• Big 12 de facto title game this week, year before real thing
Big 12 de facto title game this week, year before real thing

It worked exactly as designed, but officials threw a flag for intentional grounding and offered the Chippewas a final, untimed down, mistakenly believing the game couldn't end on an offensive penalty, even though the rule states that the game isn't extended if it's a loss-of-down penalty.

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  • Birthday boy Benteke scores twice to help Crystal Palace end skid
Birthday boy Benteke scores twice to help Crystal Palace end skid

They longed for it; they wanted the clean sheet. A goal from Christian Benteke was followed up quickly by James Tomkins' effort to see the men from Selhurst Park hit the front, and Twitter has certainly reacted to the news as they look to get out of this terrible rut.

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  • EFL Cup Draw Sets Up Likely Liverpool-Manchester United Final
EFL Cup Draw Sets Up Likely Liverpool-Manchester United Final

Hull, which was promoted via the Championship playoffs at Wembley last season, saw off Championship leader Newcastle United on penalties on Tuesday. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has declared that he is "happy" with his side's performance and efficiency in front of goal during their 4-1 win over West Ham United.

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  • Jones to remain 'respectful', Cheika wants end to clowning
Jones to remain 'respectful', Cheika wants end to clowning

England under Jones have won 11 games in a row, including their first Six Nations grand slam for 13 years, a three-test series win in Australia and their first victory over South Africa since 2006. Australian pride had been dented by one of their own but this weekend's Test should be a different prospect. Brains trust: Eddie Jones talks to Glen...

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  • MK Dons confirm Neilson appointment
MK Dons confirm Neilson appointment

The Paisley born boss will be remembered for nothing else but progress with the Edinburgh club and he leaves Hearts in second place in the Scottish Premiership table. Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is insistent that there has been no official approach from Hearts for Magpies coach Ian Cathro, The Chronicle reports.

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  • Knicks sweep back-to-back games with Timberwolves
Knicks sweep back-to-back games with Timberwolves

Knicks fans, however, were also reminded of something else: They got one hell of a consolation prize in Kristaps Porzingis . Karl-Anthony Towns sets a new career-high in points with 47 against the New York Knicks. Towns was coming over to his side of the lane to prevent the drive, and Wiggins was crowding him. Before anyone complains about Tom T...

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  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoils N.J.'s Karl-Anthony Towns' historic night
Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoils N.J.'s Karl-Anthony Towns' historic night

The problem is, however, when it comes to Carmelo Anthony , change doesn't seem come all that easy (if ever), so don't go holding your breath waiting for a swift uptick in his efficiency. This includes being last in scoring , something that was on display on Wednesday night . He did more of the same during the Knick's near collapse last night,...

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  • Aus Maxwell fined for disrespectful comments
Aus Maxwell fined for disrespectful comments

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who recently earned a call back to the national side for the upcoming ODI series against a visiting New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2016, has set his eyes on a possible test comeback. "I was disappointed with the comments he made". "I think he (Maxwell) was a little bit shattered by what he said". A...

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  • Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1
Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

Arturi Lehkonen scored a power-play goal for Montreal with 1:17 left in the third period, but goalie Martin Jones outdid counterpart Price, making 31 saves as the Sharks won for the sixth time in seven games. "Whether you get the days off, you want to play hard", Pavelski said. Burns has eight points in his past seven games. Over the first 15 ga...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins: Kings-76ers game could be cancelled?
DeMarcus Cousins: Kings-76ers game could be cancelled?

After the shootaround, arena employees attempted to wipe down the surface with towels and mops. He said in an interview that they have the "tendency to dislike each other on the court" that heats up speculation that he is not comfortable playing alongside Beal.

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  • Big Ten Championship Game: 5 reasons Penn State beats Wisconsin
Big Ten Championship Game: 5 reasons Penn State beats Wisconsin

Yet unless the favorites lose in other conference championship games this weekend, Ohio State will go to the College Football Playoff semifinals. They are now No. The Buckeyes have three wins against teams that could have 10 victories - Oklahoma, Wisconsin and MI - and a narrow road defeat against another 10-win team ( Penn State ).

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  • Vesey scores late in 3rd as Rangers beat Hurricanes 3-2
Vesey scores late in 3rd as Rangers beat Hurricanes 3-2

Metropolitan and the under is 2-0-3 in Bruins last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while the under is 2-0-2 in Bruins last 4 overall. Bryce had the opportunity to be an honorary Rangers Coach for a day. However, that changed in the second period. One of the questions coming out of the Rangers' recent and expected scoring regression was whether t...

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  • How It Will Cost Oregon Millions As They Fire Mark Helfrich
How It Will Cost Oregon Millions As They Fire Mark Helfrich

He went 11-2, 13-2 and 9-4 in his first three seasons. The recently completed season also included one-sided losses to Washington (70-21), Southern California (45-20) and Stanford (52-27). Fleck and Boise State's Bryan Harsin, as well as Florida's Jim McElwain and Penn State's James Franklin. Brady Breeze wasn't a part of the culture that sent ...

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  • Manchester United and Liverpool kept apart in EFL Cup draw
Manchester United and Liverpool kept apart in EFL Cup draw

With 32 shots and 61% possession, the only problem was not converting that superiority into more than the single extra time goal from Mohamed Diame. Jonjo Shelvey set the tone for Newcastle's spot-kick nightmare when his attempt was kept out by Jakupovic.

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  • UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association
UFC fighters form Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association

And it's that disparity in revenue that the organisation is looking to address, as well as improving the provision of healthcare and retirement pensions for fighters. Both Kennedy and Cerrone are vocal proponents of a fighters union, with the latter recently voicing his desire to spearhead such a movement in the future.

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  • Cubs sign outfielder Jon Jay
Cubs sign outfielder Jon Jay

Jay, 31, is a former second-round pick of the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals who spent last season on the West Coast with the San Diego Padres. He is a career.287 hitter with 374 runs, 15 triples, 31 homers, 253 RBIs, and 45 stolen bases in his last seven Major League Baseball seasons.

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  • Trevor Siemian held out of practice with foot injury
Trevor Siemian held out of practice with foot injury

I feel a lot more comfortable [now] than where I was when I started that game, so we'll just see day-to-day what happens. According to ESPN's Win Probability Index , at this moment the Chiefs only had a 1.9 percent chance of winning the game, making that the point in the game in which the Chiefs were least likely to win.

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  • Cespedes, Mets finalize $110M, 4-year contract
Cespedes, Mets finalize $110M, 4-year contract

Bruce's situation in New York became more complicated on Tuesday when free agent Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal. "Sandy and all the guys have done all the metrics on what we are when he plays. and he puts butts in the seats and people want to see him". Alderson's next task is to trade one of his...

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  • Robert Griffin III cleared for full contact, eligible to start vs. Bengals
Robert Griffin III cleared for full contact, eligible to start vs. Bengals

They've all proven to be unsuccessful stints, as the winless Browns sit at 0-12. We're going to keep swinging. Former No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend, Grete Šadeiko, were allegedly robbed on Sunday when the Browns took on the New York Giants.

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  • Russian heptathlete Chernova loses medals in doping case
Russian heptathlete Chernova loses medals in doping case

Also included in Tuesday's statement were details of sanctions for Russian track duo Ekaterina Sharmina and Kristina Ugarova after blood doping was identified following analysis of their athlete biological passports. The gold would make Ennis-Hill only the second heptathlete in history to win three world titles, with Sweden's Carolina Kluft. CAS...

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  • Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars
Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars

The Stars continue their road trip when they play at Detroit on Tuesday. Tarasenko took a pass from Jori Lehtera and fired a wrist shot past Stars goalie Antti Niemi for 10th of the season and team-leading 23rd point. In their previous game on Saturday night, the Blues allowed a tying goal by Minnesota with 1:08 left in regulation befo...

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  • AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: A committee quandary and Heisman slip
AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: A committee quandary and Heisman slip

And with Ohio State and MI in the East, not a chance I thought Penn State would be playing in their first Big Ten championship game this year. Maryland (6-6, 3-6) also clinched bowl eligibility by beating Rutgers (2-10, 0-9) 31-13. While this has been a year of resurgence for Penn State , it's just another typical good year for Wisconsin. They...

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  • WWE Raw 28th November: Analysing and grading each segment
WWE Raw 28th November: Analysing and grading each segment

Kevin Owens insulted Chris Jericho during an episode of The Highlight Reel. With Seth Rollins apparently on a collision course with Chris Jericho , it seems entirely plausible that his former stablemate from The Shield, Roman Reigns, will be challenging Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship at their next PPV.

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  • Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle
Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle

Now he's got one for the entire season. So after Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook 44th triple-double during the Thunder-Pistons game, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, hours after the tweet, dropped 26 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds during the match against the Philadelphia 76ers, to which the Cavs won 112-108, as reported by CavsNa...

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  • Houston's Herman leaving for Texas
Houston's Herman leaving for Texas

Tom Herman you now have the floor in Austin. "When President Fenves, Mike and I met late last night and into the morning, I came away very impressed with their unified vision and commitment to football, and I'm excited to be the head coach at the flagship university of the greatest state in the union".

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  • Cook breaks record in Florida State's 31-13 win over Gators
Cook breaks record in Florida State's 31-13 win over Gators

He was named a First-team All-American last season, as well as the Jim Brown Award victor, despite Alabama's running back Derrick Henry having won the Heisman Trophy. Four plays later, Francois scored on an 8-yard run to cap the Seminoles' 31-13 victory at Doak Campbell Stadium , making Walker and the rest of the FSU senior class 4-0 against UF an...

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  • Glenn Robinson III scores 20 points, Pacers rout Nets 118-97
Glenn Robinson III scores 20 points, Pacers rout Nets 118-97

But the 22-year-old has spent too much time this season sitting on the Indiana Pacers' bench to let this opportunity go to waste. The Pacers announced George will miss the team's next three games. Ferrell sank a 3-pointer and banked in a floater high off the glass to cap a short run by Brooklyn and get the team within four points. IN is in the...

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  • Tom Oates column: Badgers re-focus to keep Axe, playoff hopes alive
Tom Oates column: Badgers re-focus to keep Axe, playoff hopes alive

Everything turned on the next play. Dare Ogunbowale then scored to make it a two-touchdown game at 31-17 with six minutes remaining. "That pretty much woke up the stadium", said Gophers senior safety Damarius Travis. - Minnesota was a plus-11 in turnover margin and had lost the turnover battle just twice this season - both a minus-one. "But...

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  • Luis Enrique brushes off fresh Messi talk
Luis Enrique brushes off fresh Messi talk

Messi has scored eight goals in nine league appearances for the Catalan giants this season and is expected to start against Real Sociedad on 27 November. The lack of a new deal for Messi has seen transfer speculation increase regarding the future of the Argentina worldwide, but Sport claim that Jorge Messi, Lionel's father, will meet withJosep Ma...

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  • No. 6 Washington tops No. 23 Washington State 45-17
No. 6 Washington tops No. 23 Washington State 45-17

Washington's first reward is a spot in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday against either Colorado or Southern California . As with all rivalry games, you throw rankings and records out of the window, and in such a heated rivalry game such as the Apple Cup, is no exception.

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  • Tigers Dominate USC in Rivalry Game, 56-7
Tigers Dominate USC in Rivalry Game, 56-7

On the ground, Wayne Gallman rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns in 22 carries while Watson had 47 yards and two touchdowns in seven carries. On the offense, SC football allows 206.7 yards in passing and 140.5 yards in rushing against their opponents.

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  • Flanagan stops Cruz in 8th to keep WBO lightweight belt
Flanagan stops Cruz in 8th to keep WBO lightweight belt

The Puerto Rican takes on Britain's Terry Flanagan in Cardiff aiming to rip the WBO world lightweight title from his grasp. When the fight was announced, Cruz spoke of his determination to become the "first openly gay world champion". "I remember well when she came out and what it was like, " said Flanagan. I look at my mum, sister, I look at my ...

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  • Zimbabwe lock horns with Sri Lanka in tri-series final
Zimbabwe lock horns with Sri Lanka in tri-series final

Zimbabwe sneaked into the tri-series final after West Indies fell agonisingly short in their rain-affected one-day worldwide (ODI) on Friday, losing by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Friday. Dhananjaya de Silva was sent back to the pavilion by Brian Vitori with just one run on the board which came through a wide. West Indies droppe...

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  • India close in on victory against England
India close in on victory against England

Vizag: A little more than a session was all it took for India to take the reaming eight wickets and go 1-0 up in the series against England . We all discussed how we want to take calls. They need to bat out of their skins to avoid defeat, and their hopes would be pinned on Root - their in-form batsman who scored a fine half century in the first ...

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  • ICC fine is hard to swallow, says Proteas skipper
ICC fine is hard to swallow, says Proteas skipper

Du Plessis has been charged with ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the second Test in Hobart, which South Africa won to clinch the series with a match to spare. It is not something that I take lightly to. "I just ask that everyone gets treated the same way". "I just think it's opened up a can of worms with what's ...

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