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Sport Pitino lawyer: Allegations in indictment 'false, misleading'
Author: 0 Pitino lawyer: Allegations in indictment 'false, misleading'

The original complaint read: "Dawkins said he had spoken with Coach-2 [who has been reported to be Pitino] about getting additional money for [Bowen's] family and informed [Pitino] that "I need you to call Jim Gatto, who's the head of everything" at [Adidas'] basketball program".

Sport ESPN to lay off 100 employees after Thanksgiving
Author: 0 ESPN to lay off 100 employees after Thanksgiving

On Oct. 28, the Sporting News , citing sources, reported 40-60 positions would be impacted in late November or early December. I would like to thank all of them for their efforts and their many contributions to ESPN. The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard-including on-air people-given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN.

Sport With Tim Jernigan deal, Eagles investing big in unheralded position
Author: 0 With Tim Jernigan deal, Eagles investing big in unheralded position

In 52 career games, Jernigan has amassed 14.5 sacks and 24 TFLs. After the Jernigan signing, they have more than $62 million in guaranteed money committed to two players along the interior. The Eagles are an NFL-best 8-1. Jernigan has recorded 20 tackles for a team that leads the National Football League in rushing defense at 66.4 yards per game.

Author: 0 Eric Hosmer wins Silver Slugger Award

Lindor set a single-season franchise record for home runs by a shortstop (33), which is also a Major League Baseball record by a switch-hitting shortstop. Seager, 23, batted.295 with 22 home runs and 77 RBIs in 145 games. Third baseman Jose Ramirez, 25, had one of the best offensive seasons in Indians history.

Author: 0 Georges St-Pierre talks staying at middleweight, potential fight with Robert Whittaker

I wanted to stabilize my position and to ground and pound him a little bit . Having put on a lot of size going into the contest, "Rush" no longer seems to think that the lifestyle he lived to put on that size is sustainable. St-Pierre emphasized that it's important to only focus on what you can control and to not pay attention to the outside noise. It's in my contract. "I'm gonna go on vacation next week (then talk to the UFC).

Author: 0 Croatia rout Greece 4-1 to close in on World Cup

In doing so, Kalinic, who started in place of Mario Mandzukic, was taken down by Karnezis, who was lucky to only receive a yellow after his embarrassing mistake. The fourth goal came early in the second half. Ivan Perisic headed in a cross from Sime Vrsaljko in the 33nd minute as the Croats dominated both wings.

Sport Swiss down N.Ireland in World Cup playoff
Author: 0 Swiss down N.Ireland in World Cup playoff

The ball appeared to hit Evans on the shoulder and, even if it did touch the top of his arm, there seemed no possibility he could have got out of the way. Hopefully they can turn the tie around and make it to the World Cup, as for a goal like that to be the reason they fail to do so would be extremely unfortunate.

Sport Felipe Massa: Lewis Hamilton 'one of the best' in F1 history
Author: 0 Felipe Massa: Lewis Hamilton 'one of the best' in F1 history

Attention among fans and observers quickly turned to debating Hamilton's chances of matching five-time victor Alain Prost or Michael Schumacher , who holds the record with seven F1 titles. I have had this huge wave of positive energy and nothing can really dent that. Twelve months on from his tearful first farewell in the Interlagos pit lane, Massa will take part in what he says is his final Brazilian race this weekend.

Sport Another injury scare for England as Ball sprains ankle
Author: 0 Another injury scare for England as Ball sprains ankle

Paul Collingwood has explained how he ended up back in England whites during the Ashes tour match against Cricket Australia XI at the Adelaide Oval. Both Alastair Cook (1 not out) and Mark Stoneman (4 not out) managed to get through the five overs of play without losing a wicket as England stretched their lead to 65 runs by stumps.

Sport Green Bay have released tight end Martellus Bennett
Author: 0 Green Bay have released tight end Martellus Bennett

The Packers waived him on Wednesday with the designation that he failed to disclose a physical condition. In November, Blount walked off the field early during a Steelers game in which he did not receive a carry, and the team quickly released him.

Sport Patriots' QB Tom Brady is Benjamin Button? Panthers' Cam Newton thinks so
Author: 0 Patriots' QB Tom Brady is Benjamin Button? Panthers' Cam Newton thinks so

Their last game, a 51-23 loss to the now 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles , is the most definitive piece of information many have to measure the distance between Denver and the playoff contenders. But there are still plenty of doubts about the pass defense as the unit deals with Osweiler and the bumbling Broncos passing attack. Utilizing one of his classic techniques, the seven-time Super Bowl champion deflected the topic to this week's game.

Sport Bruce Pearl previews Auburn basketball's season opener
Author: 0 Bruce Pearl previews Auburn basketball's season opener

Per Mark Schlabach of ESPN , Pearl is not cooperating with the school's internal investigation into the men's basketball program. Person, a former Auburn and NBA basketball star, joined Pearl's coaching staff in 2014. Auburn is indefinitely holding out center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy, citing "potential eligibility issues". Person told Blazer he gave $18,500 of that to the families of two Auburn players, according to a federal complaint.

Sport Colts DB Vontae Davis released from team
Author: 0 Colts DB Vontae Davis released from team

Davis is said to have sought multiple opinions from other doctors. Most recently, the Colts are dealing with a minor controversy over the handling of cornerback Vontae Davis , who as we've already relayed yesterday has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers , much to the joy of those who own Antonio Brown in fantasy football.

Sport Suarez reveals how he and Messi are hurting after Neymar sale
Author: 0 Suarez reveals how he and Messi are hurting after Neymar sale

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has declared that the "door is open" for Neymar to join the club from Paris Saint-Germain. While MSN formed a deadly trio on the pitch, Suarez clarified that Neymar is missed more off the pitch because of his vibrant character.

Sport Amazon Dips Into UK Soccer Market With Manchester City Series
Author: 0 Amazon Dips Into UK Soccer Market With Manchester City Series

American tech giant Amazon has already produced two series of a documentary programme called " All Or Nothing ", which follows the fortunes of National Football League teams the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams. Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, Neville said: "Those games, on December 10 (Man United v Man City) and December 16 (Spurs v Man City), against the two teams closest to them, they have to be thinking they need to be six to eight points behind them and no more ".

Sport England, Germany to wear poppies in friendly
Author: 0 England, Germany to wear poppies in friendly

So far, England coach Gareth Southgate has only brought in Michael Keane and Jake Livermore as replacements. Cork has made 13 appearances in all competitions for Burnley this season after making the move to Turf Moor from Swansea in the summer.

Sport Southgate dismisses ´nonsense´ talk of club v country row over injuries
Author: 0 Southgate dismisses ´nonsense´ talk of club v country row over injuries

After Mauricio Pochettino expressed confidence that Kane would be fit for the North London Derby against Arsenal next weekend, Southgate was pressed on whether he believed his dropouts were genuinely too hurt to play. We have a huge percentage of fans who follow us away but there was an element shouting things that night that were unacceptable. "I have to win football matches and lead the team, but the responsibility, especially with the young ones, is to encourage them, support them and ...

Sport LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Players Likely to Be Placed on House Arrest
Author: 0 LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Players Likely to Be Placed on House Arrest

LiAngelo Ball is one of three basketball-playing siblings who have emerged on the national stage in the USA in recent years, fuelled in part by father LaVar's aggressive promotion of his sons as future superstars. Georgia Tech said none of its athletes were involved. UCLA went through practice Wednesday before visiting Shanghai Disneyland. "Whether in the United States or overseas, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest standards", it said.

Author: 0 Aguero considers Man City exit in 2019 to return to Argentina

As per the Sun, the club's record goalscorer is under contract until 2019 and does have the option to extend his deal for another year. The former Atletico Madrid striker is under contract with City until 2019, when he plans to return to his native land in order to play for Independiente before calling it quits.

Sport Young says England and Man United teammate Rashford a 'special talent'
Author: 0 Young says England and Man United teammate Rashford a 'special talent'

Speaking in a press conference, Southgate said: "We've had to change plans because there was so much uncertainty coming in but we've got the players we've got and I've really enjoyed the week". "New players coming in - it's a great opportunity for us to look at them". When he was last in the England setup, Young was most certainly a winger, but tactical necessity has meant he's been forced to play at full-back and wing-back for United, where he's done well.

Sport Kane fit to face Arsenal, says Pochettino
Author: 0 Kane fit to face Arsenal, says Pochettino

He received a kick in his knee, but don't worry, he will be available in the next game", Pochettino said at the launch of Guillem Balague's new book, Brave New World: "Inside Pochettino's Spurs . Harry Kane is expected to be fit to face Arsenal after the global break, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino . Eric Dier believes Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 win against Real Madrid in the Champions League has given them more belief that they can lift the Premier League table at ...

Sport I don't influence Argentina team selection - Lionel Messi
Author: 0 I don't influence Argentina team selection - Lionel Messi

There were reports claiming that Messi did not want Icardi to join the squad due to an off-field issue involving the former's friend, Udinese striker Maxi Lopez. 'If we win the World Cup, I promise to walk from Rosario to San Nicolás, ' he said. He has been criticised for failing to turn up in big matches including the 2014 World Cup final defeat against Germany.

Sport Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt
Author: 0 Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt

The Samoan union has claimed, however, that it can not afford to pay its players, who are due to earn £650 a match during the autumn. League and NFL are growing hugely on the island because people are fed up with union. Gosper said, Samoa is a second tier nation and needs to find out how to best use that money. "We also need money to pay the players so they can continue to play".

Sport Racing: Australia jockey suspended for punching horse
Author: 0 Racing: Australia jockey suspended for punching horse

Australian animal protection group, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, also denounced Caboche's actions and called for him to expelled from the horse racing industry for life. "You don't get to punch a horse and get away with it", Ward Young said. Previously we have seen bans handed out for excessive use of the whip, but the uniqueness and shocking nature of Dylan Caboche's actions may be the spark that triggers reforms.

Sport Bennett's tenure with Packers ends in weird fashion
Author: 0 Bennett's tenure with Packers ends in weird fashion

Bennett was going to be sidelined on Sunday as the Packers (4-4) visit the Chicago Bears (3-5) at Soldier Field . Bennett had a monster season for the Patriots in 2016, catching a career-high seven touchdowns in one season. The news of his release Wednesday concludes a odd week for Bennett and the Packers, and culminates what now can be pretty fairly characterized as an unproductive, unsuccessful and ultimately ugly short-lived tenure with Green Bay.

Sport Kristaps Porzingis may sit against Magic with ankle injury
Author: 0 Kristaps Porzingis may sit against Magic with ankle injury

The 22-year-old Porzingis has scored 300 points so far and passed NY legend Bernard King (298) for the top season-opening 10-game stretch in franchise history. Mindaugas Kuzminskas was added to the active roster for the first time this season after Porzingis was ruled out. Charlotte has played Houston, Minnesota, San Antonio and Memphis, some of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.

Sport Florida State reschedules game with ULM
Author: 0 Florida State reschedules game with ULM

If the line holds, it will make FSU the biggest underdog that it has been in the Jimbo Fisher era. -RB Tavien Feaster may be hitting his stride. The last time it had a losing season was Bowden's first season in 1976. (EST) and will be televised on ESPN. "You've got a little about of confidence knowing that you kind of laid the foundation, but what happened after that, you've got to give credit to the coaching staff and the players after that because they really, really changed the ...

Sport Jerry Jones Threatens To Sue NFL Over Roger Goodell's Extension
Author: 0 Jerry Jones Threatens To Sue NFL Over Roger Goodell's Extension

Goodell also talked about how the United States now has a very divided society. The Times reported that during a conference call last week with the league's compensation committee, composed of the owners of the Chiefs , Falcons , Giants , Patriots , Steelers and Texans , Jones informed them that legal papers had been drawn up and would be served this Friday if the committee did not scrap its plans to extend Goodell's contract.

Sport Green Bay Packers Release Martellus Bennett
Author: 0 Green Bay Packers Release Martellus Bennett

He recorded 208 receptions and 14 touchdowns over 43 contests. ESPN reporter Field Yates revealed the news on Wednesday. Yes, absolutely. Dwayne Allen has given them very little as a No. The Bears and Packers will square off at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, with a noon kickoff scheduled between the two teams. The Packers (4-4) opened the season 4-1 but have lost all three games since star quarterback Aaron Rodgers sustained a broken right collarbone October 15 against the ...

Sport Did Tony Stewart Throw Shade At Hendrick During Aric Almirola Presser?
Author: 0 Did Tony Stewart Throw Shade At Hendrick During Aric Almirola Presser?

Almirola said. "Stewart-Haas Racing is an experienced organization with a lot of depth, great technical support from Ford, and staffed with racers from top to bottom". After four-straight seasons of finishes inside the top 20 in the points standings Almirola was 26th in 2016. Stewart earned eight victories on road courses during his 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career.

Sport Fed court to hear arguments in Elliott case Thursday
Author: 0 Fed court to hear arguments in Elliott case Thursday

Elliott received a temporary stay of his suspension last week that allowed him to play in Sunday's victory over the Chiefs , during which he compiled 93 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. A determination on whether he will be eligible to play during the next stage of his appeal will not be made until the court rules on his request for an injunction, which will likely happen next week.

Sport Leipzig rule out January move for Naby Keita
Author: 0 Leipzig rule out January move for Naby Keita

Keita is also now appealing a six-figure fine, administered by the city of Leipzig's district court, for allegedly using a forged driver's license. Jurgen Klopp would certainly welcome Keita to Anfield in the New Year to strengthen his midfield.

Sport MLB The Show 18 Release Date & Cover Athletes Announced
Author: 0 MLB The Show 18 Release Date & Cover Athletes Announced

MLB The Show 18 is on the way for PlayStation 4 , and New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge will be on the cover in the United States. The game's cover star will be Aaron Judge . There are some standard in-game goodies if you pre-order, but doing so at GameStop or on the PS Store grants early access to play the game on March 23rd.

Sport West Ham United manager Bilic sacked
Author: 0 West Ham United manager Bilic sacked

While West Ham find themselves in troubled waters, Moyes insisted he was excited by the opportunity of returning to the Premier League and relished the challenge of steering the Hammers to safety. Doesn't it ring alarm bells that his last club, Sunderland , were in a similar position to the one the Hammers are in right now when he took over, but he never came anywhere remotely near to saving them? Bilic's willingness to conduct what can be described as individual exit interviews with his ...

Sport Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver drops touchdown
Author: 0 Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver drops touchdown

One play from Sunday's Carolina Panthers winning game against the Atlanta Falcons is starting a social media trend. Forget about all the talk from past year and how the high-octane offense that averaged 33.8 points per game struck fear in everyone, leading to a Super Bowl berth.

Sport Vikings' Bradford has knee surgery, IR possible
Author: 0 Vikings' Bradford has knee surgery, IR possible

ESPN reported Tuesday night that Dr. James Andrews performed an arthroscopic operation on Bradford's knee, removing loose particles, cleaning up cartilage and smoothing out a bone spur in an attempt to reduce the pain in his knee. Bradford was terrific in the opener against New Orleans, completing 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. That start was ultimately cut short, though, as Bradford noticeably limped through the first half before he was pulled in favor of Case ...

Sport Kidambi Srikanth to win Sr National Badminton Championships
Author: 0 Kidambi Srikanth to win Sr National Badminton Championships

It was a double delight for Ashwini Ponnappa, who claimed two titles - clinching the mixed doubles with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and women's doubles with N Sikki Reddy. Sindhu, however, committed series of unforced errors to allow the London Games bronze medallist draw parity at 18-18. Saina make a great comeback- levels with a thunderous smash.

Sport Mesut Ozil demands Jack Wilshere's no10 shirt to sign new Arsenal deal
Author: 0 Mesut Ozil demands Jack Wilshere's no10 shirt to sign new Arsenal deal

The 29-year-old midfielder, who now wears the No.11 shirt, apparently hopes to boost his earning capacity by clinching the jersey, which is apparently linked to his "brand". Arsenal's number 10 shirt is now occupied by home-grown midfielder Jack Wilshere , but there is a very real possibility that it could become available in the summer.

Sport Halladay Was Among First To Fly Model Of Plane He Died In
Author: 0 Halladay Was Among First To Fly Model Of Plane He Died In

The tiny amphibious craft is made for recreational pilots. Halladay was flying an Icon A5, a small single-engine aircraft, before the plane crashed around noon near Holiday, Florida (near Tampa). Karkow was killed along with passenger Cagri Sever, the company's newly hired director of engineering. Federal investigators blamed pilot error. The sheriff's office marine unit responded and discovered Halladay's body in shallow water near some mangroves.

Sport Deontay Wilder Vows to Knock out 'Little Girl' Anthony Joshua in UK
Author: 0 Deontay Wilder Vows to Knock out 'Little Girl' Anthony Joshua in UK

Higgins said Parker could fight WBC champion Wilder next if no deal was agreed with Joshua's camp, but added that talks with the American's representatives had not been fruitful to date. I will defeat you. David Higgins, Parker's promoter, said he has been in contact with Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn and a deal will only be struck on the right terms.

Sport Philippe Coutinho doubtful for Brazil friendlies
Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho doubtful for Brazil friendlies

Coutinho attempted to force a move himself, making it clear to Liverpool that his desire was to leave for Camp Nou, but the Premier League club held firm to keep their man. Suarez, speaking to Mundo Deportivo , praised Coutinho for knuckling down after a "very complicated time", while also highlighting his commitment as a quality Barcelona require.

Sport Colin Kaepernick invited to meeting with Roger Goodell
Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick invited to meeting with Roger Goodell

Lockhart said earlier Tuesday during a conference call that the NFL would welcome Kaepernick's participation in its larger meetings involving league executives, players and owners. This is part of the overall discussion we've been having on some of these social issues". "We don't need a third party". Basically, the issue appears to be over the presence of a mediator.

Sport Iowa joins college football playoff rankings
Author: 0 Iowa joins college football playoff rankings

No. 14 Penn State and No. 15 Ohio State fell out of the top 10 after losses last week. Northwestern has the final spot in the top 25. Beating Notre Dame would answer a lot of questions. Selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech's athletic director, said the committee was impressed by the Hurricanes' most convincing win of the season against a "solid" Virginia Tech team.

Sport Mookie Betts wins 2nd-straight Gold Glove
Author: 0 Mookie Betts wins 2nd-straight Gold Glove

This marks the fourth consecutive year Heyward, 28, has won the award. Aaron Judge will have to wait longer to see if he will win any awards this offseason. Hosmer is tied with the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez for most Gold Gloves among active first basemen. He beat out Miami's Dee Gordon, and the Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist for the award.

Sport Dabo Swinney fires back at NC State coach Dave Doeren
Author: 0 Dabo Swinney fires back at NC State coach Dave Doeren

The ACC responded with a statement indicating on Sunday it was satisfied with Clemson's explanation. Doeren wondered why a laptop was seen on Clemson's sideline after the fourth-ranked Tigers' 38-31 win over the Wolfpack. I want to launch in investigation, too. NCAA rules prohibit computer use "for any coaching purposes" during games on the sideline. And after Clemson's K'Von Wallace sealed the win with an interception, another NC State assistant (in the black shirt) appeared to take a ...

Sport Roy Halladay, 40, dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 Roy Halladay, 40, dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th flawless game in baseball history, beating the then-Florida Marlins 1-0. He appeared in eight All-Star Games - five for the AL with the Blue Jays in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008, and three for the NL with the Phillies in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Sport 1 dead after plane crash in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 1 dead after plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

NBC 2's sister station in Tampa, WFLA, reports that the plane's tail number is registered to an address that belongs to former Major League Baseball all-star Roy Halladay. He pitched the 20th flawless game in Major League Baseball history in 2010, and threw the second no-hitter in postseason history later that season. It was not immediately known if the eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award victor was aboard the plane.

Sport Allardyce denies Everton manager talks
Author: 0 Allardyce denies Everton manager talks

Everton's director of football Steve Walsh is reportedly backing Allardyce to be manager, with Craig Shakespeare, who worked with him at England, as his assistant. Even in a world where David Moyes is a Premier League manager again, where someone thinks it's a good idea to employ Robbie Savage to speak about football, Simeone isn't going to be Everton manager.

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