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Sports Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final
Author: 0 Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final

New Zealand haven't won a men's title since March 2016, when they defeated South Africa in the final of the Vancouver Sevens. In their fifth-place play-off, Fiji also scored a try in added time to secure a 19-12 win, after Tom Bowen and Dan Norton tries had hauled England back from a 12-0 half-time deficit.

Sports Tottenham thrash Stoke, end EPL winless streak
Author: 0 Tottenham thrash Stoke, end EPL winless streak

It was his low cross which led to Shawcross putting into his own net, while he scored the second goal and set up the fifth. "If not, we're going to compete in the same period as [Manchester] City, [Manchester] United, Liverpool and Chelsea".

Sports Creek Fire above Sylmar destroys or damages 30 homes
Author: 0 Creek Fire above Sylmar destroys or damages 30 homes

She said that she would evacuate in accordance with the latest development of the blaze and the change of wind direction because her house is at the foot of the hill and vegetation is exiguous around. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said red flag conditions are expected to remain in effect through the rest of the week, with gusting Santa Ana winds presenting a continuing danger of rapidly spreading blazes.

Sports West Ham my only concern in Hart dilemma, Moyes says
Author: 0 West Ham my only concern in Hart dilemma, Moyes says

Hart has been told that he will be replaced by Adrián for the game against Chelsea this lunchtime and a continued absence would affect his World Cup chances. West Ham will likely concede at least once, they've only kept three clean sheets all season, so they'll need someone to create some scoring chances for them and Lanzini is their best bet.

Sports Mario Cristobal to named Oregon's new football coach
Author: 0 Mario Cristobal to named Oregon's new football coach

After serving as a G.A.at Miami from 1998-2000, Cristobal moved on to Rutgers under Greg Schiano coaching offensive line and tight ends from 2001-2003, before returning to Miami to coach tight ends and offensive line from 2004-2006. Losing Taggart, the Florida native, after less than a year meant another coaching search, but this time the Ducks stayed in-house. Florida State is 6-6 this season and will face Southern Mississippi in the December 27 Independence Bowl.

Sports Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will sign with Angels
Author: 0 Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will sign with Angels

Meanwhile, the Angels, who have missed the playoffs since 2014, look to add more dimension to their roster in the long term, as well as wins in the short term. The Angels have $2.315 million in cap space and certainly all of that will go to Ohtani. But the Angels' newest worldwide star remains a viable option as both as a designated hitter as well as an important new part of the Angels' pitching rotation.

Sports Tennessee hires Alabama DC Pruitt as head coach
Author: 0 Tennessee hires Alabama DC Pruitt as head coach

Pruitt and Friend have been friends for a long time (since their playing days at Alabama ) and they were on staff together at Georgia . Pruitt won three national championships (2009, 2011 and 2012) while at Alabama . No college team Pruitt has coached for has had a losing record. Pruitt's success this season is particularly impressive given how hard Alabama's defense has been hit by injuries.

Sports Philadelphia Sixers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets
Author: 0 Philadelphia Sixers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

When Bryan Colangelo became the GM in 2016, he claimed that he wouldn't make a bad deal. Not only that, the center logjam would've caused serious problems, and well, it did. Already loaded with forwards, Trevor Booker will have to find a way into the 76ers rotation. Dario Saric is now starting at power forward and Embiid at center, with Amir Johnson backing them up.

Sports Belarus' MP comments on situation with Russian athletes and 2018 Olympic Games
Author: 0 Belarus' MP comments on situation with Russian athletes and 2018 Olympic Games

As sports minister in 2014, he was deeply implicated in the Sochi doping plot by two International Olympic Committee commissions and a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation. The Pyeongchang organising committee said Wednesday it would prefer if Russians competed under their own flag, but accepted as "second-best" the decision to allow their participation as neutrals.

Sports Brussels loses right to host Euro 2020 matches, Wembley gains four games
Author: 0 Brussels loses right to host Euro 2020 matches, Wembley gains four games

The governing body chose to reallocate the three group-stage games and one last-16 game originally given to the Belgian capital because of delays in the project to build a new 60,000-capacity Eurostadium on the site of Heysel. In a statement, FA chief executive Martin Glenn said: "We are delighted to help Uefa by hosting the additional four matches at Wembley Stadium". "This has been a collective and collaborative process and we could not have done it without the support of the Government ...

Sports Flu season could be the worst in almost a decade
Author: 0 Flu season could be the worst in almost a decade

Winter is in the air and so is flu season, especially in the South. We encourage individuals, and especially seniors, to protect themselves this holiday season with an annual flu vaccine so that they can continue doing the things they love with their families.

Sports JuJu Smith-Schuster blindsides Vontaze Burfict with vicious block
Author: 0 JuJu Smith-Schuster blindsides Vontaze Burfict with vicious block

With 7:10 remaining in Pittsburgh's eventual 23-20 victory over the Bengals , Smith-Schuster leveled Burfict as the linebacker pursued Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on a 12-yard gain. " Obviously, we don't like the taunting, standing over him, things like that ", he said. " George Iloka have each been suspended 1 game for violations of safety-related playing rules", wrote NFL Vice President of Football Communications Michael Signora .

Sports New Fire Hits the 405 Freeway, in the Heart of Los Angeles
Author: 0 New Fire Hits the 405 Freeway, in the Heart of Los Angeles

Local news affiliate NBC4 reported Wednesday that the estate, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles and across the 405 freeway from the Getty Museum, was "burning down". Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway. The Skirball Fire is in mostly residential areas causing evacuation, and UCLA students were given the option to go to class.

Sports Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby
Author: 0 Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby

De Bruyne, however, rejected the notion of karma, which is a spiritual principle of cause and effect, part of religions including Hindusim, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Taoism. "Of course, I was a little upset because I thought we did great and were so close to getting at least one point". Matic is injured but will play for sure.

Sports Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/6/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/6/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

As he alluded to, Curry had surgery on his right ankle in May 2011 and again in April 2012 and has played at least 78 games in each of the seasons that followed, proving that he has been durable. After the game, Curry needed crutches to go from the locker room to the X-ray room. "I shouldn't say that". Curry has a history with ankle injuries, too - he got surgery in 2011 to fix torn ligaments in the same right ankle and has battled numerous ankle ailments since.

Sports Kevin Durant Ejected For 3rd Time In 18 Games
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Ejected For 3rd Time In 18 Games

Durant was also ejected in a victory over Orlando last Friday, and Shaun Livingston for arguing over an official's non-call in a win over Miami on Sunday. It wasn't immediately clear what had caused the confrontation, which came as the Warriors led by eight points-although the Pelicans' collapse may have had something to do with it.

Sports IOC bans Russian Olympic Committee for 2018 Games
Author: 0 IOC bans Russian Olympic Committee for 2018 Games

Following the ruling, Russia's former Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, and his then deputy minister, Yuri Nagornykh, have been banned from participating in all future Olympic Games despite their strong denial of the doping allegations . His spokesman, Dmitry S. Peskov, has said no boycott was under discussion before the announcement, however, and the news broke late in the evening in Moscow when an immediate official reaction was unlikely.

Sports Marlins have Giancarlo Stanton trade worked out with Giants, Cardinals
Author: 0 Marlins have Giancarlo Stanton trade worked out with Giants, Cardinals

The Marlins have reportedly warned Stanton that he will be stuck on a stripped-down team in the process of a rebuild if he refuses to waive his no-trade rights and accept a new deal elsewhere. As Morosi highlighted, though, Stanton has the ability to all but cease ongoing trade negotiations if he wants to hold out until another team enters the mix.

Sports Woods ends strong at Hero tournament
Author: 0 Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

Fowler sprinkled 11 birdies - including seven straight from Nos. Fowler, ranked No. 9 in the world, had trailed 54-hole leader Charley Hoffman by seven strokes entering the day. I just ended up in bad spots after good shots". Woods's impressive display off the tee included a monster drive at the par-four seventh that led to his eagle.

Sports LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA
Author: 0 LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA

A reason LiAngelo Ball was on the UCLA roster was due to his older brother, Lonzo , starring there past year, and because his five-star recruit younger brother, LaMelo, is slated to go there in 2019. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them". The three issued public apologies after returning to the U.S. The players also expressed gratitude to Chinese authorities and to President Trump for intervening on their behalf.

Sports Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers
Author: 0 Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers

Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. With a flurry of fist pumps, Robbie Gould directed his not-so-subtle celebration straight toward the Chicago Bears' sideline. Trubisky had a 117.2 passer rating, but threw only 15 passes. Afterward, however, the quarterback didn't think there was much risk; he noted exactly where each defender was on the play.

Sports Penn State to take on Washington in Fiesta Bowl
Author: 0 Penn State to take on Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State: The Nittany Lions were a College Football Playoff contender until losing to Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks midseason. Penn State Students - online sale begins Wednesday, Dec. The Nittany Lions are heading to a duel in the desert. Photo by: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports. Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas.

Sports Paul Pogba starts vs. CSKA Moscow; David De Gea, Ibrahimovic rested
Author: 0 Paul Pogba starts vs. CSKA Moscow; David De Gea, Ibrahimovic rested

His cycle of work will be over after CSKA". And he will be out again for tomorrow but I believe back to normal work after CSKA. 'De Gea is third best right now' David de Gea made 14 saves in the game against Arsenal , the joint-most in a Premier League game since 2003-04, when Opta started collecting this data.

Sports Giants reportedly fire coach Ben McAdoo, GM Jerry Reese
Author: 0 Giants reportedly fire coach Ben McAdoo, GM Jerry Reese

Manning is getting older and has been in decline for awhile, it would be perfectly reasonable for the Giants to thank him for his service, promise to retire his jersey and yell bon voyage as he takes off to Jacksonville or another team built to win now but lacking a competent signal caller.

Sports Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him
Author: 0 Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

Smith told Sky Sports that referee Jon Moss even apologised to him after the game. "I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said . "Last season he destroyed us here and I didn't know him". Guardiola approached Redmond moments after Raheem Sterling had scored a 96th-minute victor for the league leaders at Etihad Stadium.

Sports Patriots announce inactives for Week 13 matchup with Bills
Author: 0 Patriots announce inactives for Week 13 matchup with Bills

LB ERIC LEE: Intercepted Tyrod Taylor at the goal line on Buffalo's opening drive. The Pats settled for three field goals after struggling in the red zone in the first half. In a 12-9 overtime victory on December 16 of that season, wide receiver David Patten had fumbled along the sideline and was knocked out briefly on the play, but because his head was out of bounds and the ball was still touching him, the Bills couldn't recover it legally .

Sports Anthony Davis leaves Pelicans game in wheelchair after groin injury
Author: 0 Anthony Davis leaves Pelicans game in wheelchair after groin injury

Portland provided a momentary scare on the previous play, missing a reverse layup that would've cut the margin to only three points after it had been eight moments earlier. The New Orleans Pelicans' superstar suffered a non-contact injury during the team's game against the Utah Jazz , which left him rolling around on the ground in serious pain.

Sports Miquel Cotto's Farewell Tour Upstaged By a Rising Star In Sadam Ali
Author: 0 Miquel Cotto's Farewell Tour Upstaged By a Rising Star In Sadam Ali

It hadn't. Indeed, Ali won the final four rounds on all three judges' cards. "Thank you for supporting me at every opportunity", Cotto told his fans. Saturday night mark the end of the road for Miguel Cotto . After Cotto cruised through the first round to chants of "Cotto!" Cotto attempted to use his work rate and superior size advantages over Ali, however this was negated well by Brooklyn's Ali.

Sports Jets make Darron Lee inactive for game against Chiefs
Author: 0 Jets make Darron Lee inactive for game against Chiefs

Then it was receiver Tyreek Hill in the second. The team had 5 penalties for 40 yards. The defense gave up a 22-yard touchdown reception to Travis Kelce on the Chiefs' first possession of the game and a 36-yard touchdown reception on the second.

Sports Ohio State makes its case to the playoff committee
Author: 0 Ohio State makes its case to the playoff committee

The Wisconsin Badgers have quite literally badgered their way into this championship game by posting an undefeated 12-0 record throughout the regular season. The game might have gotten out of hand if it weren't for Wisconsin linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel. It was Barrett's 34th touchdown pass this year and came and four plays after Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward intercepted Hornibrook for the game's initial turnover.

Sports English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Manchester United 02 December 2017
Author: 0 English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Manchester United 02 December 2017

EPL giants Manchester United secured a 3-1 comfortable win against Arsenal on Saturday, December 2 to narrow Manchester City's lead to five points. Lingard scores the second for United. Arsenal weren't ready to surrender and they should have been back in it when Lacazette took aim from close-range, only to see his shot blocked onto the bar by De Gea before Granit Xhaka smashed the rebound just wide.

Sports Vikas becomes the captain again
Author: 0 Vikas becomes the captain again

In the washroom area, Puneesh, who is Shilpa's supporter, tells Shilpa that Akash and Arshi have used her. Arshi once again starts harassing Shilpa and tells her that most of the things she does are for the camera. Will Vikas Gupta become a good captain? Priyank doesn't say anything and keeps laughing. He decides to go last and he breaks his promise he had given to Priyank.

Sports Scott Frost Reportedly Leaving UCF for Nebraska
Author: 0 Scott Frost Reportedly Leaving UCF for Nebraska

Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi , who covers Frost's undefeated Central Florida team, said he had little doubt Frost would wind up as Nebraska's next head coach after interviewing him on Thursday. Frost served as a graduate assistant at Nebraska in 2002. He then went to OR to work as receivers coach under Kelly, and when Helfrich took over as head coach in 2013, he appointed Frost as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Sports Nathan Redmond: Pep Guardiola was complimentary during passionate, intense chat
Author: 0 Nathan Redmond: Pep Guardiola was complimentary during passionate, intense chat

Rather amazingly, given the above foootage, Redmond explained how Guardiola was complimentary towards him. I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement. Redmond is so good one against one. "I admire Redmond as a player and say thank you for his comments, but if the FA want my statement again I am able to explain whatever they want".

Sports Philippines manufacturing PMI rose to 54.8 in November
Author: 0 Philippines manufacturing PMI rose to 54.8 in November

Some companies also noted higher sales to clients in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Manufacturers said domestic demand and a rebound in the energy sector helped drive new orders in November. Within manufacturing, consumer goods was the best-performing category, although growth was also recorded in the intermediate and investment goods. The pace of growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector was little changed in November as an uptick in new orders and employment was offset ...

Sports England to learn World Cup draw fate
Author: 0 England to learn World Cup draw fate

England were drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G of the 2018 finals and will open their campaign against Tunisia on June 18 before facing Panama six days later, then closing the group with top seeds Belgium on June 28. Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan make up Group H. Gareth Southgate's side then travel to Nizhny where they will face Panama on Sunday, 24 June at 1pm United Kingdom time.

Sports Nigeria eye shock win after Argentina SWC draw
Author: 0 Nigeria eye shock win after Argentina SWC draw

The Super Eagles will also be brimming with optimism after beating Argentina 4-2 in a recent friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Nov 14. The Super Eagles have been drawn for a fifth time with Argentina at the World Cup. However, Nigeria will face Croatia in their opening match. Should they finish in the top two, they will meet either the winners or runners-up of Group C, which include 1998 champions France , Denmark and Peru, in the last 16.

Sports Conor McGregor receives £350 fine for speeding
Author: 0 Conor McGregor receives £350 fine for speeding

The Dubliner arrived at court to accept his fine in the afternoon. The spokesperson also confirmed that the UFC star was charged after he was caught breaking the country's 100kph (60mph) national speed limit while traveling on the N7 in County Dublin on March 31.

Sports Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Why I dropped Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Why I dropped Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho

Mignolet, who captained Liverpool for the match, brought down the forward late in the first half, but despite the Potters' protestations that he denied them a clear goalscoring opportunity, Atkinson only booked the goalkeeper. That sense of injustice, even though replays suggested the whole of the ball had not gone out, raised the temperature. They wrote: 'Mignolet comes out of his area, fouling Diouf.

Sports Playoff Rankings Preview: Final Debates as the Field Is Cut to Eight
Author: 0 Playoff Rankings Preview: Final Debates as the Field Is Cut to Eight

If the rankings held it would then turn to No. 5 Alabama , which is the highest-ranked available team meeting that criteria. 2 Miami last weekend. The Hurricanes (10-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were ranked No. UW coach Paul Chryst, speaking on a teleconference earlier this week, made it clear that the players' focus will be on attempting to win the Big Ten title for the first time since 2012.

Sports Lukaku escapes three-match ban over Bong clash
Author: 0 Lukaku escapes three-match ban over Bong clash

But Omnisport understands Lukaku will face no further action from the Football Association in relation to the incident after it was reviewed by three former match officials. The December 10 derby clash with Manchester City was among the games Lukaku could have missed had he been sanctioned. If there is no mention of the incident in Swarbrick's report, the FA can still independently look at the footage and make a retrospective decision.

Sports Ashley Young haunts Watford as Man United hold on to win
Author: 0 Ashley Young haunts Watford as Man United hold on to win

Young, a product of Watford's academy, scored with a half-volley and a free kick before Anthony Martial added a third. It was by no means a straightforward win, however, with substitute Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure bringing Watford within sight of a famous comeback before Lingard's fine solo goal settled matters.

Sports Martellus Bennett to Be Placed on Injured Reserve
Author: 0 Martellus Bennett to Be Placed on Injured Reserve

The strong season by Bennett resulted in him being a coveted tight end in free agency, and it was the Packers who gave him a three-year deal worth over $20 million. The likable Allen caught his first pass from quarterback Tom Brady - an 11-yard touchdown - in Bennett's first game back in New England. Despite dealing with some injuries, he was able to replace Rob Gronkowski as well as anyone could have hoped.

Sports Pouille powers France to Davis Cup crown
Author: 0 Pouille powers France to Davis Cup crown

Being outplayed by Tsonga was no shame for Darcis, but for a man who had never lost a deciding match in the Davis Cup before, the thrashing he received from Pouille, who had never before played a decisive rubber, was less expected. France won the tie 3-2 on aggregate. "I'm proud of my whole team and I am sure that we will win the Davis Cup together one day", said team captain Johan Van Herck, after Belgium again failed to break their Davis Cup duck following losses in the 1904 and 2015 ...