The combination of McCollum's offensive wizardry and Portland's frenetic play on defense resulted in the Trail Blazers outscoring the Timberwolves by 17 in the third to take a 69-64 lead into the fourth. "And it's obviously still a long season, but we haven't done that". Backcourt mates Tony Parker and Danny Green scored 18 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs had five players in double figures as they roared from behind and beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-94, on Friday at the AT&T ...
Oh, and they had a potential pick-6 by Briean Boddy-Calhoun turn into a touchback when Pittsburgh's Darrius Heyward-Bey punched the ball out of Boddy-Calhoun's hands as he stretched for the goal line in the third quarter. The Dolphins beat the Steelers 30-15 earlier in the season. On Friday, Tomlin said this about his plan: "Landry Jones gets the start (at quarterback)".
The England star made amends in superb fashion moments later, spotting a gap next to prop Cole, dummying and racing through for the game's first try , which he then converted to take Saracens 13-11 ahead. "His groin is good, his knee is a bit sore". Saracens had to rely on the combined brilliance of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje and the resolve of their outstanding defence to inflict a third defeat in four matches on Leicester Tigers , but it was not enough to return the champions to the ...
Johnson is completing a spectacular season, becoming the first Cardinals player to gain 2,000 total yards. If not for Arizona's struggles as a team, Johnson would likely be getting MVP consideration. One of the biggest reasons for optimism regarding a rebound for the Cardinals in 2017, two years after playing in a conference title game, is the presence of Johnson.
Washington required a win to get into the playoffs, but the Giants in the first half of a 19-10 win at FedEx Field emerged like the more desperate and determined team, despite already having locked up the NFC's five-seed waiting on the identity of their wild-card weekend opponent.
They tied the game on Dwayne Allen's 15-yard touchdown catch. The comeback win from an early 17-0 deficit sent Colts fans home happy, but head coach Chuck Pagano's team is missing the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 1997 and 1998.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn declined to address the situation earlier this month. Look for more of the over-the-middle passes from White. That's why we went undefeated in the Big 12. The Eagle Flight is really something else and is always fun and neat to see. Defensive players heard Hocutt's comments and took the past month to process and flawless their play before Monday's matchup against Auburn , which some see as a final chance to prove the Sooners' defensive worth.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba have been hard at work at Manchester United's Aon training complex ahead of the clash against West Ham United on Monday afternoon. "He has nothing to demonstrate, he has nothing to show, he just needs to enjoy the game and help the team like he's doing now. It was quite frustrating and it was another big test for us and the players".
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi, who heads the executive committee, told the media here after a meeting of the BOG that the members had given approval for using legal channels to seek compensation for the financial losses suffered by the PCB due to India not honouring the MoU.
Against Southampton on Wednesday, he was the most influential player on the pitch, scoring his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign - a superb header to get Tottenham back in the game before rounding off the win with a composed finish. The Black Cats are winless in their last four home league meetings with Liverpool , losing each of the last three (D1). "They turned up unprepared for a battle against Liverpool , and Liverpool got after them from the start".
Joe Flacco was 32 of 49 for 267 yards with an interception in the end zone. Both teams were eliminated from playoff contention, so Sunday's game was meaningless except for those players looking to solidify themselves for 2017. The Bengals already were missing receiver A.J. Green, tight end Tyler Eifert, running back Giovani Bernard, tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and guard Clint Boling.
Azhar also went past 1000 runs in Tests in 2016. Azhar Ali's double century against Australia in Melbourne Test has helped him end the year on career best sixth position in International Cricket Council (ICC) player rankings for Test batsmen.
Romo hasn't played a game since his injury in the preseason vs the Seattle Seahawks , and has even been relegated to QB3 behind Mark Sanchez and starting rookie, Dak Prescott . He tried to go deep down the right sideline and was nearly picked off. Of course, there is always the possibility that everything goes right. I think it's definitely improved, just with the amount of time they've spent together.
Both could be seeking employment elsewhere in 2017 but for different reasons. Kirk Cousins (franchise-record 4,630 passing yards) threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting with the Giants and accounted for three scores (two rushing, one passing) in a 41-21 triumph over Chicago on Saturday.
A race to 11 points turns the already fast sport, faster by a few more frames. Sindhu was playing on home turf. Marin's control of the pace of the game with her superior net game was impressive. "Obviously, it will be a great match between Marin and Sindhu". "It was never so easy as it might have looked in the final game". Sindhu may belong to this place but I will have enough support here.
The 30-year-old has now scored six goals in his last four Premier League starts and continues to look undroppable in his central strike position, earning the Gunners six points either side of the turn of the calendar after scoring a late, headed victor against West Brom last week.
With the hosts wrapping up a 2-0 series win with their last-gasp victory in the Boxing Day Test, the dead-rubber in Sydney shapes as an audition for the spinners ahead of February's tour of India. He also got 10 wickets in a Sheffield Shield game in Sydney. "It was only the pressure we couldn't handle". "I have to think about that even before the next game.
With that let-off, Rangers looked to take advantage 13 minutes in and found their opening as Josh Windass exchanged passes with James Tavernier, sending the wing-back to the byline. Culpable at each of Celtic's first three goals, he was then dismissed when he collected a second caution for a needless hand ball in the 75th minute, with the score 3-1.
A fine finish by Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool to come roaring back from behind and beat Stoke City 4-1 as they reclaimed second place in the Premier League table on Tuesday. "We can not look at Chelsea, they are unbelievably strong with 13 wins in a row". "I didn't see a performance Pep would have been happy with it". In his absence the team struggled to pick up points both at home and on the road, while scoring significantly fewer goals.
I don't think we have to go into this game and try to force them the ball or try to get them their touches, just because that's what they've done all year. Big plays have led to the demise; after not permitting a run over 30 yards in the first 13 contests they allowed rushes of 61, 61, 42 and 36 yards against the Packers and Redskins.
The Gunners will make the trip to Bournemouth in their next top-flight fixture on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger was unable to call on playmaker Mesut Ozil due to illness, but it made little difference to the outcome as Alexis Sanchez, Lucas Perez and Iwobi all performed admirably behind Giroud.
Foligno scored a goal off his backside (courtesy of a Zach Werenski point shot) late in the first period to make it 2-1 for Columbus, and after a Wennberg goal at even strength early in the second, Wennberg struck again on the power play to make it a 4-1 game.
Petr Mrazek has given up 59 goals on 567 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed 28 goals on 426 shots. The Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings three years ago today at Michigan Stadium. The Toronto Maple Leafs logo at center ice before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre. The Red Wings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and the under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Here's a quick look at the key storylines to follow leading into the championship showdown. Clemson has talent on the outside in Artavis Scott, Mike Williams, and tight end Jordan Leggett, but Ohio State possesses three stud cornerbacks with 26 pass defenses and seven interceptions.
Playing in his hometown in what will likely be his final game for Tennessee, Barnett recorded the 33rd sack of his career late in the fourth quarter to move ahead of the late Reggie White on UT's career list. More on his decision is coming in Sunday's Times Free Press, but for the final time this season, here's a look back at Tennessee's win. Nebraska struggled with tackling as the Vols picked up 308 yards in the first 30 minutes.
If that doesn't get you excited for the game on New Years Eve then you're better off, perhaps, watching the New Years Eve Movie Special that's on one of the other channels. "So it will be a good fight until the end of the season". Liverpool have won their last three Premier League games in a row. "I'm pretty sure that I will ask not a lot of questions - 'how do you feel?' or whatever".
Wijnaldum was made man of the match on the strength of his goal but he also put in a terrific shift as the Liverpool midfield worked tirelessly to close down City and limit their time on the ball. "But we are going to try and change that statistic", said Guardiola. Six clubs fight for four positions or one position. We do, however, need to keep up with Chelsea's pace and the only way to do that is to win matches .
In the other semifinal, the Fiesta Bowl in at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, No. 2 Clemson (12-1) will face No. 3 Ohio State (11-1) at 7 p.m. Against Alabama , the Huskies didn't force any turnovers, but they did let two prime opportunities slip away. Scarbrough rushed for a career-high 180 yards, which set a bowl record for the Tide.
He is the only person in National Football League history to win a title with the same franchise as both a player and head coach. The news comes less than a year after Kubiak led the team to a win in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.
In the days leading up to his team's College Football Playoff semifinal, Washington Coach Chris Petersen was asked several times about trick plays he might call against top-ranked Alabama . Did you know Clemson put up 550 yards of offense? A win over Clemson can tie him with Bryant and give him an even stronger case in the greatest coach of all time argument.
As thrilling as FSU's Orange Bowl victory was, it was more of a continuation of the way the Seminoles closed the season . The Seminoles were a balanced team this year, ranking in the top-30 in both total offense and total defense. MI cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) runs the ball, during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida State, Friday, Dec.
Ozil was criticised for his performance in Arsenal's defeat to Manchester City earlier this month, but Wenger has been staunch in his defence of the Germany worldwide. "In training he finishes better than the games and I'm convinced his percentage of finishing will go up in the coming months". It was a real blow. And I include myself in that.
Nadal, who has slipped to No.9 in the world rankings because of his injury problems, has a tough first match on Monday against Alexandr Dolgopolov. "It's more than one month after (everyone's) last match and nobody is 100 per cent safe", he said.
We started to expect to win. I just think he gets the blame for a lot of things that he can not control". "It shouldn't happen. I think that's the difference". Maybe Ryan has that capability in him, but we didn't see it in Buffalo - which ultimately resulted in the man driving away from the team facility in his Bills-themed truck, a perfectly cromulent ending to his time in upstate NY.
Alabama ranks first in the country in run defense, scoring defense, defensive touchdowns, and total defense. His task is to take a national title home after falling to Alabama in last season's championship game. He's now at 1,013 yards to become the 16th Alabama player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season. The Tide forced five 3-and-outs from the second quarter to the third quarter for minus-13 yards.