• Crystal Palace appoint Allardyce as new manager
Crystal Palace appoint Allardyce as new manager

And Allardyce, who was booted out of the England job after just 67 days in charge after being caught up in a newspaper sting, didn't see the amusing side either. "It is two points dropped for me". If you've tried to pinch one, you don't get that angry, do you? However, they got the break they needed with 20 minutes remaining when Damien Delaney...

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  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's explanation doesn't add up
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's explanation doesn't add up

Obviously we know how that story ended, as Rodgers and Nelson hooked up nine times for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Sunday morning, the record was corrected. But against the Packers, Rhodes said the Vikings' cornerbacks wanted to play on their typical sides because it was what they had done in the past. "I think it's just getting back in the flo...

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  • Southampton increase Virgil van Dijk valuation?
Southampton increase Virgil van Dijk valuation?

Pep Guardiola says it is "impossible" for Manchester City to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January. Only Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have conceded less goals than Southampton in the Premier League this season as Van Dijk continues to excel alongside European championship victor Jose Fonte.

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  • Conor McGregor has a cheery Christmas message for Floyd Mayweather Junior!
Conor McGregor has a cheery Christmas message for Floyd Mayweather Junior!

Obviously top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are more deserving of the next shot at McGregor's newly acquired title, but we have learned that rankings mean very little in this day and age. In the fourth round, McGregor dug deep and started putting together his combinations again just like those that knocked Diaz down earlier in th...

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  • Who I like, Steelers vs. Ravens
Who I like, Steelers vs. Ravens

And, despite the fact the Steelers won't have Ladarius Green or Sammie Coates in this game, they will still have Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. When these teams met in Baltimore Nov. Additionally, Harrison worked over rookie Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley pretty good in that game and the young offensive lineman was flagged four times duri...

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  • LeBron James, Kyrie Irving save Christmas in Cleveland
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving save Christmas in Cleveland

The Golden State Warriors called up rookie center Damian Jones ahead of Sunday's Christmas Day rematch of last year's NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The teams will meet again on January 16 and then not again unless they make...

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  • Julio Jones: Glazer: Julio could be limited to 45-50 snaps
Julio Jones: Glazer: Julio could be limited to 45-50 snaps

It was an outcome the Panthers had come to grips with over the past several weeks - and possibly even as far back in October, after they were unable to bounce back from a 1-5 start. According to OddsShark.com , the Panthers will be getting 2.5 points at home from the visiting Falcons. In so doing, Ryan set the National Football League single-seaso...

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  • Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade gets just 26 minutes
Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade gets just 26 minutes

And you know, going into San Antonio on Christmas Day is going to be tough to get a win on the road, but I think we're very capable of doing that. In the first quarter, the Bulls were able to get stops and get run-outs on their way to a 33-22 lead.

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  • Staff predictions for Dolphins versus Bills
Staff predictions for Dolphins versus Bills

Ryan opted to punt with 4:09 remaining in overtime on fourth-and-2 at the Buffalo 41 despite a tie doing the Bills' fleeting playoff hopes zero good. Along with the three on the field on Saturday, Buffalo has played against or with nine of the top-10 tacklers this season. Miami quarterback Matt Moore was intercepted in the end zone by Corey...

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  • Indians Reportedly Land Free Agent Slugger Edwin Encarnacion
Indians Reportedly Land Free Agent Slugger Edwin Encarnacion

Cleveland just addressed it, as they added Edwin Encarnacion to their ball club. "He wasn't just flirting - he was dating". Also, according to Ken Rosenthall of Fox Sports there's a fourth-year option reportedly worth $25 million. Background interviews with Encarnacion's camp and Toronto's front office have revealed some disagreement over how d...

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  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl capsule
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl capsule

Junior quarterback Matt Linehan, who is the son of Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, has passed for 2,803 yards and 15 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. I don't think so. Coach Paul Petrino, brother of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, led the Vandals to a bowl for the first time since 2009, when Idaho beat Bowling Green in the Huma...

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  • Quentin Snider leads Louisville over Kentucky
Quentin Snider leads Louisville over Kentucky

Kentucky broke the scrum that had the game knotted at 35, to push ahead by 5 with 1:20 to play before ESPN shared the court with Lamar and the Heisman at halftime. Collins finished with a career-high 21 points and had all four of Gonzaga's blocked shots. The Bears (12-0) shot 59 percent from the field, including 8-for-14 from 3-point range.

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to extend Old Trafford stay, confirms agent
Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to extend Old Trafford stay, confirms agent

He still has the fire, he wants to win, to perform. 'It was one of our goals to show what he could do. He really does seem to be hitting his stride at United, so it is frightening to think how many he could add to those 16 goals before the season's end.

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  • Further reports of Diego Costa contract extension with Chelsea
Further reports of Diego Costa contract extension with Chelsea

Antonio Conte's relentless side made it 11 straight wins - including nine clean sheets - with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Although there is still majority of season remaining and likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal will give them run for the money - but surely its Chelsea's title to lose from here on.

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  • Jordan Henderson wants Liverpool to stay focussed after derby win
Jordan Henderson wants Liverpool to stay focussed after derby win

Everton boss Ronald Koeman, meanwhile, admitted that Barkley may have been fortunate to avoid being sent off. Jordan Henderson says there is no better place for a Liverpool side to win than at Goodison Park after the Reds edged the Merseyside derby against Everton with a 1-0 win .

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  • Africa Cup of Nations: Liverpool's Joel Matip among seven to snub tournament
Africa Cup of Nations: Liverpool's Joel Matip among seven to snub tournament

Matip has established himself as an important part of Jurgen Klopp's side since arriving from Schalke 04 on a free transfer in the summer. In a statement, quoted by the Independent , Fecafoot said: "Seven have called the coach by telephone to notify him of their unavailability".

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  • Joey Barton: Burnley set to re-sign 34-year-old midfielder
Joey Barton: Burnley set to re-sign 34-year-old midfielder

Barton is set to return to his former club Burnley until the end of the season. The Clarets are 16th in the Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone. The incident came after Rangers were hammered 5-1 by Celtic in the Old Firm derby. He will officially rejoin the club he left them for, when the transfer window reopens next m...

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  • Pochettino: Spurs better placed than last season
Pochettino: Spurs better placed than last season

Having fallen behind early on, Pochettino was impressed with his side's fighting qualities which helped them bridge the gap to the Champions League places. "We had three golden chances at West Ham and an unfortunate decision goes against us". He has a superb blend of discipline and creativity that make him an impact player and his performance aga...

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  • Leicester City striker Vardy ban upheld by FA
Leicester City striker Vardy ban upheld by FA

The 29-year-old will now be unavailable for the ties against Everton, West Ham and Middlesbrough, but will return for Leicester's FA Cup match against the Toffees on January 7. Claudio Ranieri's side still managed to drag a point out of the fire despite losing Vardy and falling 2-0 behind. Leicester made their case to the Football Association in ...

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  • Indian Super League final preview: Kerala Blasters v Atletico de Kolkata
Indian Super League final preview: Kerala Blasters v Atletico de Kolkata

Henrique Sereno scored for the visitors after Mohammad Rafi gave Kerala Blasters the lead. However, their only loss in Kochi came against Atletico in their first home game. Prediction - Atletico Kolkata to win. ATK beat Kerala Blasters on penalties to clinch their second title in three years with Molina tasting glory on his first season in ...

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  • Laura Kenny eighth in BBC Sports Personality voting
Laura Kenny eighth in BBC Sports Personality voting

Murray accepted his award via video-link from Miami where he's now training for the new season. Murray's unprecedented third SPOTY win follows claims he ranks highly - if not highest - among Britain's greatest ever individual sportsmen. "When you add to the Murray mix that Kim, his wife, gave birth to their first child in 2016, the outcome was cl...

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. made yet another one-handed touchdown catch
Odell Beckham Jr. made yet another one-handed touchdown catch

Regardless, the Giants' victory moved them to 10-4 on the season, the second-best record in the NFC behind the Dallas Cowboys . Replay showed Eli Manning's pass slipping through Beckham Jr.'s hands, bouncing off the ground beneath him and then falling back into the star receiver's legs.

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  • Indian outclass Belgium to win Junior Hockey WC 2016
Indian outclass Belgium to win Junior Hockey WC 2016

The Indian men's junior hockey team won their second World Cup title on Sunday, beating Belgium 2-1 in the final in Lucknow . Gurjant Singh (8th minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd minute) sealed the fate of the European rivals while ending the drought of a title since 2001.

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  • Succop's 53-yard field goal gives Titans 19-17 win over KC
Succop's 53-yard field goal gives Titans 19-17 win over KC

They could have clinched a playoff berth with a victory with a win over the Titans, who improved to 8-6, but can still clinch a playoff spot Sunday if the Broncos and Ravens - or the Broncos and Steelers - lose. The Titans suffered a second turnover when Mariota lost his first fumble since November 6, but a great goalline stand by Tennessee's defen...

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  • Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke must do more, says Jamie Redknapp
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke must do more, says Jamie Redknapp

We have room to improve. "We are very happy especially because the last three games we played in a week we won all nine points and I hope we will continue like this". 17, 2016. If you listen to me, I say "no". Wales manager Chris Coleman was the final guest on Premier League Live and he thinks Benteke should go back to basics and fight for ...

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  • Chelsea manager Conte says China's spending power a 'danger'
Chelsea manager Conte says China's spending power a 'danger'

After Andre Villas-Boas' move for Oscar, The Mail reports that another former Stamford Bridge boss is returning to the club to poach some of their top talent. I was very proud to have him in my squad and have him as my player. "For this season, I don't worry about this". "I think that every single player is the owner of his future".

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  • Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd following DUI arrest
Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd following DUI arrest

The Arizona Cardinals have cut wide receiver Michael Floyd in the wake of his early Monday arrest for drunken driving, leaving them without an experienced receiver in advance of a Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints. His best season came in 2013, when the 6-foot-2, 220 pound receiver caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns. ...

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  • Ryan sticks with QB Taylor; focuses on Bills facing Browns
Ryan sticks with QB Taylor; focuses on Bills facing Browns

The reality is, it's not in Terry's DNA to make an impulsive firing ... if you doubt it, think how long reviled Sabres general manager Darcy Regier survived before being dismissed. Here's your Steelers Morning Huddle for Monday, Dec. 12. If the Ravens somehow win, the Steelers still now sit in the No. 6 spot thanks to conference tiebreakers.

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  • Struggling Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher
Struggling Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher

And so on a Monday far more dramatic than most of their Sundays, they dealt with the biggest issue separating them and their dwindling flock. Bill Belichick is now the losingest active coach, with 115 losses, 50 fewer than Jeff Fisher. The Rams Decision to fire Jeff Fisher as head coach comes off the heels of a 42-14 blowout loss to the Atlanta...

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  • Germany opposes bobsleigh world champs boycott, ready to host event
Germany opposes bobsleigh world champs boycott, ready to host event

Sochi has been stripped of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships today, with another location "to be determined" in coming days. McLaren's report said analysis of samples from four Russians who won gold medals in Sochi had shown salt readings that were physiologically impossible.

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  • Everton scores late to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League
Everton scores late to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League

Neither side mustered any golden chances for most of the second half until Ashley Williams headed home a victor from Ross Barkley's corner four minutes from time to hand Everton their first victory since October. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe described his team's defensive effort in the second half as "heroic". The match looked set for a dra...

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  • Arsène Wenger turns biblical as Arsenal face Bayern in Champions League
Arsène Wenger turns biblical as Arsenal face Bayern in Champions League

They hit 5 in their last away outing at West Ham and Everton will have to tighten up significantly if they are to stop the rampant Gunners. Monaco's displays in beating Tottenham home and away will have warned Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about their quality, and he also has serious defensive issues to address.

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  • Tannehill hurt as Dolphins beat Cards on late kick, 26-23
Tannehill hurt as Dolphins beat Cards on late kick, 26-23

But starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a left knee injury on a low hit from Cardinals' defensive lineman Calais Campbell late in the third quarter, and the news is not good. They ended up punting, but three plays into the Cardinals' next possession, Palmer would give it up again, this time throwing a wobbly pass that safety Bacarri Ra...

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  • Dexter Fowler joins St. Louis Cardinals
Dexter Fowler joins St. Louis Cardinals

It is speculated by several baseball sources that Fowler has passed the Cardinals team physical and will be signing a five year contract worth 80 to 90 million dollars. Instead he took a photo of him in the chair, and sent it to Cardinals manager, through his agent Casey Close. The Cardinals figure to install Fowler as their leadoff hitter.

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  • Tiger Woods counts it a success that he's playing golf again
Tiger Woods counts it a success that he's playing golf again

I've seen his swing. Woods makes his latest return to action at Thursday's Hero World Challenge . It's Tiger Woods. He can still win. "I'm ready to go", Woods said . "Hopefully I can get out there and shoot something. I can hit all the shots now, on call". Yeah, you ask me then, could I play? So it's rather impressive that Jeter reportedly is...

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