Manny Pacquiao made a successful return to the boxing ring, pounding Jessie Vargas to win the WBO welterweight title via a unanimous decision. The scores: 118-109, 118-109 and, from judge Dave Moretti, an inexplicable and embarrassing 114-113.
For Manchester City last night, a famous victory felt like stealing some of Barcelona's swagger too. Unsurprisingly, City's win sparked jubilant celebrations around the Etihad and indeed on social media, where many fans shared their delight on what was a potentially season-defining evening in Manchester...
All seemed well for City when Sergio Aguero scored his 150th goal for the club, this one from Kevin de Bruyne's pass, to put them ahead just before halftime. Liverpool occupies top spot for the first time since May 2014 when the team came close to winning the title for the first time since 1990 before a late collapse.
Legia are off the mark and within two points of third-placed Sporting, who still have to visit Warsaw , but they too felt disappointment having gone 3-2 up with seven minutes to go. "But we have to be patient, we must forget about this game and start thinking about the next one". "It was a unusual match, it didn't go the way we wanted it to", Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said.
It's a close call, with Coutinho's end product in terms of assists and goals offering an obvious argument, but Firmino's ability to dictate the pace of a game possibly shades it. "This is not the team (of) 25 years ago. It's the best position I can imagine but nothing else has happened". Klopp's team were three up two minutes before half-time, as Emre Can arrived unmarked at the far post to head in Adam Lallana's cross.
It was under Roberto Mancini that City once waited this long for a home win in the league, losing 3-0 to Arsenal and then drawing 0-0 with both Manchester United and Birmingham City in the first half of the 2010/11 season, when they finished third.
He added: " It's really taking the fun out of the game for me ". He was bad. I feel like he should be reprimanded. "And enough is enough". Newton's going to get grief for this, with fans saying he's a crybaby, shut up and take the hits, you get paid a lot to get knocked around, blah blah.
I used to say that a striker who doesn't score goals and does nothing else, means you have one player less. "The decision with Luke was a bit later but we've been aware both have been carrying injuries". Manager Jose Mourinho, much happier after a miserable week that ended with him having to watch Sunday's match from the stands because of a touchline ban, reckoned he never had any doubts about Ibrahimovic's efficacy either.
He added:;That was one of the best attacking displays we've produced this season. "If I were to speak with the many great football people of this team, they will say many times they played without being 100%". Mourinho said: "I used to say that a striker that does not score goals and does nothing else is one player less". And if Mourinho thinks he has problems, he should look at the plight of Swansea, which is only off the bottom due to Sunderland having an inferior goal difference.
John's IceCaps earlier in the week, will both be healthy scratches against the Blue Jackets. The last time these two met on October 24, the Canadiens' power play was the difference as Gallagher connected for the game-winning goal. Shattenkirk, still under pressure, got knocked on the stick by Jenner and the puck went right to the tape of Columbus' Josh Anderson, who controlled the puck and beat Hutton to the far side with 7:05 to go in the period.
With a victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, Baltimore simultaneously snapped a four-game losing streak and vaulting to the top of the AFC North standings. Wide receiver Mike Wallace had a huge game against his old squad. Roethlisberger raised his eyes skyward in frustration as Baltimore ran out the clock on another dismal day in the AFC North, where teams had combined for just 10 wins - fewest in the National Football League - coming into this week.
Taking away the mathematical permutations, it is fairly staggering that Murray has got this close to Djokovic, given how far apart they were halfway through the year. Murray will finish the month with three titles and a 14-0 win/loss record. "In that time Novak has had some of the best years in tennis history and obviously Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal] were still playing very well".
The first of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two goals was the 25,000th in the Premier League since the competition's inception in 1992. It was a flawless performance from the first whistle to the last for Conte's side as they put on a masterclass team display showing that they can attack just as well as they can defend, keeping another clean sheet continuing their record of not conceding since facing Arsenal at the end of September.
These three men, as well as the returning Kieran Gibbs, showed that despite the injuries that the Gunners seem to have come Christmas every year, they can continue their good form by playing their second tier players. Delighted with his side's "resolve", he praised his players' reaction to Jermain Defoe's equalising penalty. "If I remember correctly you said leave Olivier in London", fellow Fan TV regular Ty told a beaming Claude after the victory at the Stadium of Light.
The Aggies were ranked No. 4 in the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday, but will now nearly certainly tumble out of contention. I'm talking about Ohio State when third-string quarterback Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to the national title.
Both had their difficulties against the Eagles last week, but Cowboys they are going up against a Browns defense that has given up the most yards per game. If Seattle beats Buffalo Sunday night, the Cowboys will also stay 1.5 games ahead of the Seahawks (they'll be 5-2-1 with a win). "And we walk about there and say 'boy we got to get him in games.' I see Tony active in the future and in the near future".
Jose Mourinho said his touchline ban made no difference as Manchester United claimed a first win in five Premier League games at Swansea. "We've had quite a painful three years and I think the next 18 months to two years could be very similar until this manager has three , four transfer windows to really get a team he wants", Scholes told BT Sport .
Before that, Pittsburgh's offense produced only two first downs and was limited to 69 yards. Nowhere to run: Running back Le'Veon Bell had nowhere to run against the Ravens . Asked about Roethlisberger's health, he said: "He was healthy enough to play, he was willing to play We won't second-guess, we won't look back at all".
The alternative band will make a stop at Colonial Life Arena on April 19th. Ticket presale for the 2017 Chicago show is set to begin 10 a.m. Wednesday, while sale for the general public is scheduled to start 10 a.m. Dec. 4's "I Love the 90's Tour" presents Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, Rob Base and Vanilla Ice; Dec. 13's "Kissmas Concert" boasts Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Charli XCX and JoJo.
Sunday in Sterling Heights . Clinton is also campaigning in Pittsburgh and Raleigh, N.C., Monday. Trump just made a tour through MI on Monday, visiting Grand Rapids and Warren . Fisher Stadium on Monday. With just days left before the election, polls show he has been narrowing the gap between himself and Hillary Clinton in MI.
Muller then set up Mats Hummels for a shot which came back off the left-hand post before the defender headed another effort straight at Baumann as Bayern launched a late assault on all three points. Bayern fell behind when Kerem Demirbay's venomous strike gave Manuel Neuer no chance but the hosts levelled when Steven Zuber sliced into his own net.
President Barack Obama on Friday shortened the sentences of 72 federal inmates, the vast majority serving lengthy prison terms for non-violent drug crimes. Demetrius Carl Phillips of Pensacola was sentenced in 2006 to life imprisonment, 10 years' supervised release and a $500 fine. Obama isn't setting them all free right away.
Sadio Mane grabbed two while there were goals for Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum as Liverpool seized their moment when Arsenal's draw at Tottenham earlier in the day left top spot available for the Reds.
Australia's demise after that was surprising and hastened by some poor shots, although South Africa did benefit from some reverse swing and an unexpected amount of spin.It was a rare moment of pleasure for the hosts on a day when they were unable to separate the pair of left-handers, who had resumed on 104-2, for nearly two full sessions despite 22 wickets having fallen over the first two days of the test.
DALLAS - Dropping four straight games to begin the season for the first time since the 67-win 2006-07 campaign, the Dallas Mavericks return home in need of a lift from their own crowd Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. It's an injury that has dogged the 13-time All-Starr throughout training camp and for the first five games of the season. Conley's 3-pointer from 31 feet at the horn, gave Memphis a 51-47 at the break.
Marouane Fellaini nearly doubled United's lead with another volley but the second goal soon arrived. United may be without the services of Paul Pogba after he suffered an injury on Thursday in their Europa League game against Fenerbahce. Ibrahimovic had scored just once in his past 11 games before he fired a brace against Swansea. Mourinho isn't anxious about the lack of goals though; he believes the philosophy of the team will lead to plenty of scoring opportunities in the coming weeks.
Having resumed five shy of three figures, Brathwaite brought up his fifth Test hundred in Tuesday's first over, but saw Holder depart when the skipper was bowled for 16 shouldering arms to Mohammad Amir . Chase raised his half century with a six over wide mid-on off Yasir Shah but two ball later Younis Khan grabbed a brilliant catch as Chase chased a wide Amir delivery.
Warner and Marsh provided the ideal platform with a 158-run stand in the first innings at the WACA, with Warner making 97. Rabada then grabbed his fifth wicket when he trapped Mitchell Starc lbw with another quick swinging yorker for 13. Forget the travails of England in the subcontinent, an Australian defeat would arguably be their worst in recent memory. Burns, dropped after the second Test in Sri Lanka, is set to open with David Warner.
Some of the English players were happy to sign and pose with their fans. Captain Cook, England's highest run accumulator ever in Tests and also their most capped, was taking extra throw-downs behind the nets after batting against pace bowlers and spinners at the practice pitches only to ideal the art of sweeping.
Some members of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs will appear on NBC's " Saturday Night Live " this week, catcher David Ross said. And of course, they finished the night off with " Go Cubs Go ", featuring Cubs super fan, Bill Murray.
The Saints rushed for 248 yards. For perspective, no other team in the National Football League has allowed more than three 100-yard rushers this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. -The 49ers entered the game as the least-penalized team in the NFL . Can the 49ers get pressure on Drew Brees? Craig Robertson's interception of a pass by Kaepernick and return of 29 yards just four plays later set up Brees' 1-yard touchdown pass to Thomas.
U.S. Intelligence sources have confirmed they're preparing for possible hacks affecting electricity, the internet, social media and transportation next Tuesday. There is no excuse for such actions in a nation where the highest voter turnout in recent years was 62 percent in 2008. "Bottom line we know this is a make it or break it state", Sarah said.
Donald Trump said Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida , that questions surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server would follow her into the White House and she would "be under investigation for many years". In Florida , where the candidates are tied at 47 percent, Clinton leads by 8 points among early voters. Clinton, unlike Trump, can also afford to lose here.
The participants, mostly running for charity, start on the iconic Verrazano bridge and make their way through the five boroughs of New York City. Keitany, 34, has won the New York race each of the last two years and is aiming to become the first female able-bodied runner to win three consecutive New York City Marathon titles since Grete Waitz claimed five straight wins from 1982-86.
After Toni Kroos , Luka Modric and Lucas Vázquez, now it was the turn of Gareth Bale. "In the bad moments it's very easy to pick your stuff and leave somewhere else, but the good thing is fighting", Bale said . I came to Madrid in the first place to try something different. "I only think about Real Madrid and I am very happy to be here". In addition to his two Champions League trophies, Bale has one Copa del Rey, but he is yet to win La Liga, and will be determined to set that right ...