Super League club Shanghai SIPG completed a deal for Brazilian playmaker Oscar this week, after luring him away from Chelsea with a deal worth £52 million. "I have never seen a player cover so much ground and work so hard for his team, never waste a ball, and play with so much energy". I think that this league is fantastic and to play in this league is a great opportunity, a great honour.
Wild Oats made a mess of the start on Boxing Day, getting trapped under Perpetual Loyal and Scallywag on the pin end of the startline. Sunny skies over Sydney greeted some 1,000 sailors aboard 88 entrants for the start of the 72nd edition of the race.
Thankfully, they have a nice run of games starting with Moyes' Sunderland today, plus Middlesbrough at home and a trip to the Hammers after that. Both he and Pogba came to United with big reputations and expectations, and while the latter has yet to truly show why they spent so much on him, he has shown glimpses in recent performances and is undoubtedly improving.
Mourinho endured a hard start to life in Manchester after succeeding Louis van Gaal, but the Portuguese's impact has started to be felt in recent weeks. He displayed pace, awareness and a deft touch in and around the box, working markers Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo constantly and providing a threat whenever the ball was near the United goal.
UFC president Dana White has admitted that he made a mistake by allowing Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to fight each other. McGregor, 28, became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts at the same time when he TKO'd Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title at UFC 205.
Reid, whose sit-on-a-lead style has haunted him at times this season, explained he was just trying to score as many points as possible because "I've learned this over time: You can't score enough points against these teams". Rodgers' sore right calf wasn't an issue on the run, and he had more trouble extricating himself from the stands after his impromptu Lambeau Leap than anything.
I've got to do a better job. "They're a good team; we know he comes into games and they have plays for him. We don't take anything for granted and we're going to score for as much as we can do it". How many momentarily put aside their differences to revel in the glory of the fattest of fat guy touchdown passes? On a 3rd and goal play from the two yard line, Kansas City defensive tackle Dontari Poe checked into the game, and took the snap from the shotgun.
A brief lull almost sent the Boston Celtics home on Christmas Day with the wrong result. So it's just about making the right, easy play. The Knicks grabbed the rebound but Avery Bradley stripped Anthony with 18.8 seconds left. Contrary to George Karl's egregious claim in his new memoir about Carmelo Anthony being a "user" of people, the Knicks superstar showed that he's a philanthropist with a big heart on Christmas Day.
He also was guarding Durant on the Warriors' final possession, when the Golden State star claimed he was fouled on his errant 34-foot 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Moments before that Kyrie magic happened, the Cavs were down by 14 points but they made a huge comeback that gave them a chance to win the game against their bitter rivals.
Well, after winning nine out of their last 10 games, the Dolphins have officially qualified for the postseason. Miami's first-round game in the playoffs will be at AFC South champion Houston or at AFC North champion Pittsburgh. Making the playoffs is an excellent surprise for the Dolphins fans. Then came the backbreaker: a 57 yard run by Ajayi that put Miami safely into field goal range.
Derek Carr is expected to have surgery to fix his broken right fibula on Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter , and the recovery time is expected to be six to eight weeks. 49ers 22, Rams 21: Colin Kaepernick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining and scrambled for a go-ahead two-point conversion and San Francisco overcame a 14-point deficit to end a 13-game losing streak.
The Jaguars want to talk to Tom Coughlin about their coaching vacancy, and Coughlin has at least one player in his corner. It also is possible Coughlin is being considered for some type of football operations job within the organization, according to the report.
A wickedly deflected shot made it 3-0 late on, but Chelsea already had the win wrapped up by that stage as Conte's side continue their seemingly-unstoppable march towards the title. He deftly lofted the ball over Artur Boruc, stranded in the Bournemouth goalmouth. It would be a bitter blow to Belgian Batshuayi, who has had to wait so long for a Premier League start, and has impressed in what minutes he's had from the bench.
The 4-2 crushing of Manchester City on December 10 was a clear sign that all is not lost. The winger was axed for the first time since October 2015 as the champions slipped to a 2-0 home defeat on Boxing Day. Leicester might be struggling domestically, but that hasn't been the case in Champions League. "From the Arsenal game the team is different, it is more aggressive and that is good".
As the losses - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 in a row - have multiplied, the pain has intensified. Not in the box score: Did we mention the Browns had lost 17 straight games? The Browns (0-14) have time to change history, but it's running short.
Arsenal had buckled in defeats by Everton and Manchester City in their previous two games and the focus was on how they would respond against one of the more resolute teams to beat in the top flight. Ahead of this game, Wenger had talked up West Brom's improved ability to keep possession and take the game to their opponents, but this was a classic Pulis performance by the visitors as they spent most of the game defending stoically.
However, Klopp has stressed that an element of luck always plays a crucial part in any title-winning team, as it has for Manchester United in the past. "For this the players need to be open and I'm sure they are open for this". They are one point below Liverpool . "Intense games, we have to manage it through".
Cornerback Chris Harris said he "would have saved it for another game" when presumably it could do more than increase the margin of an nearly certain victory, although one could argue it now gives opposing teams something to think about whether you use the play again or not.
The Seahawks did it to themselves, falling behind 14-0 in a sloppy, sluggish first-half performance, then trailing 31-18 late in the fourth quarter before a furious rally. Two Arizona plays later, Cliff Avril and K.J. Wright gave the Seahawks' offense another chance. Seattle also lost running back Thomas Rawls to a bruised shoulder.
The 25-year-old forward was arrested after his auto was stopped in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday, police said . Roberto Firmino was pulled over for drink driving in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Christmas Eve, police have confirmed.
The win over the Chargers keeps the Browns from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions and 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the only teams in National Football League history to finish a season without a victory. With the San Diego Chargers coming to town, it was paramount that the team got off to a good start. San Diego's defense managed to force Cleveland to punt, allowing Rivers to get the ball back and get the Chargers back in field goal position again.
Arsene Wenger explained that a chat with Manchester United and England champion David Beckham could help Arsenal get their title challenge back on track. "We have to live with that", Wenger told the club's official website. Becks spoke to Wenger about the thing he missed most about playing - the dressing room camaraderie.
We come out of the game, we don't get it done and it's been a struggle since then - especially offensively, it's been a struggle. After Green left the game last week, second-year player Jeff Heuerman suddenly came to life with back-to-back receptions of 31 and nine yards in the first quarter .
The Giants-Eagles outcome didn't concern Prescott, who followed his worst game as a pro against NY with the second-best completion percentage with at least 30 attempts in National Football League history (88.9 percent). They do not have the "Comeback Kid" Matthew Stafford . "Our focus is one what we need to do to prepare to play our best football monday night", said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Got all those scenarios straight? "That's the Chiefs for you", Talib told the Denver Post . "We lost some, but we won some". Oakland will have something to play for while the Broncos will not. LOCKER ROOM RIFF: The Broncos downplayed disharmony in their locker room this week, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. McGloin isn't bad by any means, but I'm not sure if he'll fare well against the combination of cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, along with a Broncos squad that now has ...
Seattle rallied from a 31-18 deficit, scoring two touchdowns inside the final three minutes to pull even 31-31. Jimmy Graham got a 37-yard touchdown from Wilson to give the Seahawks some hope. "Tyler is such a special player, such a special person". He had an air cast applied on the field and was taken off on a cart. Seattle lost C.J. Prosise (and now potentially Lockett and Rawls) on offense.
It will be vital that the Black Cats try and score the first goal in this match to give them confidence or it could turn out to be a long afternoon. "Obviously, expectations are high, results up and down and we are in a position that is not where we want to be, but in terms of passion for my work and my new club, I'm feeling really happy here".
In 2011, playing his first National Football League game in his home state of Texas, Matthew Stafford threw two late touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson to rally the Lions from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit. that Dallas carries with them with Jerry Jones. Can the Lions be disciplined upfront and stay in their gaps? "You have to be as technically sound as them and take what they give you, and just kind of grind them down".
Although the player is now injured after suffering an ankle injury, but he has been in superb form for the club scoring 5 goals this term from 13 Premier League games. Liverpool are eyeing for the title this season under the enigmatic presence of Jurgen Klopp on the touchline who has acted as the twelfth man for the Reds.
Trainers placed an air cast on his right leg before Mariota was lifted onto a cart and taken to the locker room. Mariota, who had led the Titans to an 8-6 record this season, was struggling and just 8 of 20 for 99 yards and a touchdown against the Jags before leaving with the injury.
I think when you have Manchester United and you are in another club, maybe you think twice, but when you have Manchester United and you don't have a club and you're not working, I don't think you have a lot to think about. " I could say that's gone , so I think there have been a few changes at United, but that's the way they have chosen to go". "You might get a chance in the first minute or the last and if we do, whether it's me or Victor or anyone then we have to take it".
The Browns have had no bigger issue than inconsistency at the quarterback position this season, and on Saturday, Griffin and Kessler managed to be a net positive. With time winding down, Philip Rivers led San Diego on a last-gasp drive, but they found themselves in a fourth down with no timeouts and under 20 seconds left.
As the money flowing into the Premier League has gone from silly to ridiculous over the last decade, football agents have been increasingly successful at securing ludicrous transfer fees and wage packets for their players. Chelsea's title chase this season comes after a woeful campaign last term and the Spaniard can not explain why they struggled under Mourinho. I can see why they might be looking at Coutinho because he is a class act but Liverpool fans can only hope he gets back fit ...
Rapper Troy Ave, who's accused of attempted murder in connection with a deadly melee at Irving Plaza, survived a Christmas Day shooting on a Brooklyn street corner, police sources said. concert in Manhattan. He was one of four people shot, and officers released video at the time showing Troy Ave firing a gun. "Tonight, Troy Ave was targeted again - at Christmas", said his lawyer, Scott Leemon, in a statement to Billboard Sunday.
According to PAGASA, as of 5:00 AM today, the eye of Bagyong Nina with worldwide name "Nock-ten" was located at 85 km North of Romblon , Romblon packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.