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Sport OECD revises UK GDP growth forecast up to 1.2% for 2018
Author: 0 OECD revises UK GDP growth forecast up to 1.2% for 2018

OECD Chief Economist Catherine Mann said the higher forecast was due to a softening of Britain's push to cuts its budget deficit, which was announced in a budget plan last week, and to a growing likelihood of a transition Brexit deal. In its biannual Economic Outlook, the OECD said the global economy will grow 3.6 percent this year, which is faster than the 3.5 percent projected in September.

Sport Bruce Springsteen extends his Broadway concerts into June
Author: 0 Bruce Springsteen extends his Broadway concerts into June

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen . Due to the overwhelming demand and large numbers of fans who were unable to secure tickets for the initial part of run, which is scheduled to end February 3, there will be no additional registration for the four-month extension, giving a fresh shot to those who previously registered but were unsuccessful at obtaining tickets.

Sport Valencia, Barcelona Battle to 1-1 Draw after Messi's Goal Reversed
Author: 0 Valencia, Barcelona Battle to 1-1 Draw after Messi's Goal Reversed

Valencia have been simply outstanding this season. With Gerard Pique suspended for the contest and Javier Mascherano injured, Vermaelen has been given just his second start of the campaign alongside Samuel Umtiti, with his only previous start coming in the Copa del Rey against third-tier side Real Murcia in October.

Sport Chelsea great Frank Lampard unconcerned by Real Madrid's pursuit of Eden Hazard
Author: 0 Chelsea great Frank Lampard unconcerned by Real Madrid's pursuit of Eden Hazard

Gary Cahill and Jordan Henderson dish out their post-match thoughts after Chelsea nicked a point at Liverpool . There is a good link with Alvaro and for me also it's a great opportunity to play with two different systems. I get a lot of fouls, a lot on my ankle. Sometimes I'm feeling a lot. However, Hazard reveals that he doesn't give 100% in training sessions because he wants to recover from the bruises he gets.

Sport Andy Reid says Chiefs are sticking with Alex Smith at QB
Author: 0 Andy Reid says Chiefs are sticking with Alex Smith at QB

Kansas City coach Andy Reid said he didn't consider putting Mahomes in the game on Sunday and wouldn't make a change at quarterback for next Sunday's game on the road against the Jets. The Bills had allowed a total of 101 points in their previous two games, but the Chiefs managed just a field goal in the first half and a touchdown in the second.

Sport Everton turn attention back to Sam Allardyce
Author: 0 Everton turn attention back to Sam Allardyce

The two other names on the shortlist... A compromise deal of two years, with a large bonus for survival, was one option being discussed. The club clearly had no plan after sacking Koeman, while it quickly became evident that the Dutchman's temporary replacement, caretaker David Unsworth, was way out of his depth.

Sport Formula One has a new logo and fans absolutely hate it
Author: 0 Formula One has a new logo and fans absolutely hate it

What we wanted to do was provide a fresh energy to the sport, and I think have a lot of plans for the future and a lot of things we want to do. The "Flying 1" has become one of the most iconic and recognisable trademarks in sport. In the 25-minute conference, spearheaded by F1's managing director Sean Bratches - part of the new triumvirate which replaced Ecclestone - and new marketing director Ellie Norman , the word "digital" was said ten times, while the word "brand" hit 24 mentions.

Sport Moyes urges Unsworth to leave Everton
Author: 0 Moyes urges Unsworth to leave Everton

Yet Unsworth, who has repeatedly said he wants the job while overseeing team affairs on a temporary basis, said he still did not know who that appointment would be. Everton take on West Ham in midweek, with both sides desperately in need of a win. We need that to happen fairly quickly. "I want what's best for the club and I hope the players do too".

Sport How Ohio State Can Jump Alabama To Get Into College Football Playoffs
Author: 0 How Ohio State Can Jump Alabama To Get Into College Football Playoffs

On the eve of rivalry week, the top four teams were respectively: University of Alabama Crimson Tide , University of Miami Hurricanes, Clemson University Tigers and Oklahoma University Sooners. This game ending in a blowout fashion like the one two weeks ago would be shocking. Speaks was a key cog in Ole Miss' defensive effort, recording 12 tackles (1.5 for a loss), one sack and posting a fumble recovery.

Sport Chelsea should be anxious by Manchester City's spending strategy, Conte says
Author: 0 Chelsea should be anxious by Manchester City's spending strategy, Conte says

Hazard has registered six goals and three assists in his last eight matches for Chelsea but occasionally looked isolated alongside Alvaro Morata in a 3-5-2 formation at Anfield. Such a scenario means Conte is unlikely to be satisfied by the fact that Chelsea have already qualified for the next phase of the competition. 'They have to make sure they stay close enough to Man City because it won't be complacency that costs this Man City team, but it could be pressure as it builds through ...

Sport Remember The Cristiano Ronaldo Statue? Well, Now There's A New One
Author: 0 Remember The Cristiano Ronaldo Statue? Well, Now There's A New One

However, sculptor Jose Antonio Navarro Arteaga has been praised for his effort. He begged him to do a "nice" version of Cristiano, aged 32, after seeing the sculpture at Madeira's global airport. The only criticism of the new statue is that it makes the attacker look better than he does in real life, which can't be a bad thing for its creator.

Sport 4 takeaways from Ravens' 23-16 win over Texans
Author: 0 4 takeaways from Ravens' 23-16 win over Texans

The Texans fell to 4-7. But Detroit is playing significantly better football than Houston right now, and the Texans had the Ravens on the ropes Monday night. The next two plays were Flacco incompletions. The Ravens were their own worst enemies on the drive as they gave the Texans 39 yards on three penalties.

Sport Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho urges Michael Carrick to consider coaching career
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho urges Michael Carrick to consider coaching career

I still remember I watched the Champions League final in 1999 on the television. 'There's a new manager and he couldn't meet me yet, first I have to win a place at Manchester United '. The win means United have closed the gap on league leaders Manchester City to five points - who travel to Huddersfield on Sunday - and have now won all 10 games they've played at home so far this season.

Sport Patriots place Martellus Bennett on injured reserve
Author: 0 Patriots place Martellus Bennett on injured reserve

He has played in two games for the team despite his "shoulder injury". Bennett was claimed off waivers and awarded to New England from Green Bay on November 9. If Bennett was actually serious about retirement, it's possible he's played his last game in the NFL. Instead, he managed to contribute to the team's passing offense with six receptions for 53 yards.

Sport Auburn's Kerryon Johnson: 'I'll never count myself out'
Author: 0 Auburn's Kerryon Johnson: 'I'll never count myself out'

He said he's working to get "as healthy as I can be", and doing everything he can to get back on the field after sustaining a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 26-14 win over Alabama. "I figured we had the game in control, so no need to try to push it", Johnson said. "I've been through injuries in my time here. That just shows that I've done right by myself, I've done right by this university since I've been here".

Sport Gas prices have fallen 40 cents in the last three weeks
Author: 0 Gas prices have fallen 40 cents in the last three weeks

Gas prices are holding steady this week in Rhode Island. That brings the Houston-area average for a gallon of regular unleaded down to $2.18 and the nationwide cost to $2.49, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel pricing throughout the U.S.

Sport LeBron James, Dwyane Wade not happy about David Fizdale firing
Author: 0 LeBron James, Dwyane Wade not happy about David Fizdale firing

James and Fizdale worked together during James' time with the Miami Heat where Fizdale was an assistant under Erik Spoelstra. After jumping out to a 5-1 start this season, the Grizzlies have lost 11 of their last 13 games, including Sunday's reverse to the Brooklyn Nets .

Sport Comment: Hope this isn't another false dawn for Tiger Woods
Author: 0 Comment: Hope this isn't another false dawn for Tiger Woods

As the host of the tournament, he is eligible to receive a special exemption that is given to just the host. He was not concerned about swinging hard and going at it with the driver. 1 Dustin Johnson, and the eight-time PGA Tour victor and current Fox Sports analyst Brad Faxon . Fused back or not, no-one wants to see this great player needlessly banging his head against a brick wall if he is no longer physically capable of playing 72 holes in the heat of battle.

Sport Erik Lamela to make Tottenham Hotspur return after over a year out
Author: 0 Erik Lamela to make Tottenham Hotspur return after over a year out

Pochettino has previously suggested that he was not in a rush to get Lamela into the first-team picture, but the Argentine has said that his compatriot could have a part to play in Tuesday's Premier League clash at Leicester City . Tottenham's title challenge has been derailed by a disappointing run that has included only one win in their last four Premier League matches. "It was nice to see Marc Albrighton score because it proves that we have scorers in all areas of the team which is a ...

Sport Wilshere hints at January departure from Arsenal
Author: 0 Wilshere hints at January departure from Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez slotted home a penalty in second-half stoppage time after Aaron Ramsey was brought down by Clarets defender James Tarkowski . There has been widespread speculation surrounding the futures of 28-year-old Sanchez and 29-year-old Ozil for more than a year now, and Arsene Wenger has finally accepted that there is little chance of either putting pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates.

Sport Jimmy Garoppolo finally makes his 49ers debut and throws a touchdown pass
Author: 0 Jimmy Garoppolo finally makes his 49ers debut and throws a touchdown pass

The Seahawks lack of a ground game has forced head coach Pete Carroll to trust in Russell Wilson more and more as the season has progressed. But Beathard's go-to option has been his running backs on swing passes. Wilson had seven carries for 25 yards. Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham: A 1-yard touchdown catch was enough to overshadow an earlier drop and other ineffective action.

Sport Jared Goff carving up Saints depleted secondary in the first half
Author: 0 Jared Goff carving up Saints depleted secondary in the first half

The Rams bounced back from last week's defeat at Minnesota to reassert themselves as a playoff contender. It's only fitting that such a monumental win would come at the expense of the hottest team in the NFC , and even if the Saints were without a few of their best players, so too were the Rams.

Sport Enhanced Odds: 33/1 on Watford or 7/1 on Man Utd
Author: 0 Enhanced Odds: 33/1 on Watford or 7/1 on Man Utd

Manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping that his side put on a much better showing against the Hornets and keep pace with the Premier League leaders, Manchester City . Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 games against Manchester United in all competitions, winning the other in the Premier League in this exact fixture last season (3-1).

Sport Killington Cup: Shiffrin looks ready for Olympics
Author: 0 Killington Cup: Shiffrin looks ready for Olympics

Austria's Bernadette Schild finished third in 1:43.58, a distant 2.67 seconds back. Shiffrin, the Burke Mountain Academy grad, opened up a 0.89-second advantage in the first run and then blew the doors off the competition in the second to win by 1.64 seconds over Slovakia's Petra Vlhova - victor of the season-opening slalom in Levi, Finland earlier this month - in second.

Sport EPL: Why I don't care if Lukaku scores or not - Mourinho
Author: 0 EPL: Why I don't care if Lukaku scores or not - Mourinho

Despite his lack of goals, United chief Jose Mourinho has refused to place any of the blame on Lukaku. "The way Romelu wins the corner for the goal, the way Romelu ends the game-making tackles in the left-back position - that is the mentality I want".

Sport Panthers activate Greg Olsen (foot) from injured reserve
Author: 0 Panthers activate Greg Olsen (foot) from injured reserve

He's obviously a part of what we do, and we haven't had him for a while. Olsen said the move was more precautionary than anything else. "That's why I think a little at a time is something we really have to think about". "I had a good week". "It just got a little sore". We just feel good about getting him back, especially going into this final stretch of the season. They are an undisciplined group of players who have played better than they have had any right to play this year.

Sport SACKED: Vincenzo Montella dumped by AC Milan
Author: 0 SACKED: Vincenzo Montella dumped by AC Milan

Sunday's drab goalless draw with Torino proved to be the death knell for Montella, who leaves the Rossoneri languishing down in eighth place, already some 18 points behind Serie A leaders Napoli with just 14 games played. Gattuso was previously manager of the club's youth team and FC Sion at Switzerland. However, the Italian - who won a Serie A title and the Champions League twice in his previous eight-year spell at the club - has previously announced his intention to take the rest ...

Sport Tharoor bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricketing ties
Author: 0 Tharoor bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricketing ties

Dhoni is in the Valley for the past several days on the Army's invitation. He interacted with the youth squad of the cricketers from the valley and provided some tactful insights of his journey from a small town to be one of the most successful captains of Indian Cricket Team.

Sport Barrett wins back-to-back World Player of Year awards
Author: 0 Barrett wins back-to-back World Player of Year awards

Electric All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett has collected back-to-back awards in being named World Rugby's player of the year. An impressive four awards went to women this year, three of which ensured Kiwis won every women's category prize, which an overjoyed former Black Ferns captain Dr.

Sport United Kingdom volleyball selected as No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 United Kingdom volleyball selected as No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament

The victor of Friday's match between Kansas (22-7) and Missouri (20-11) faces the victor of Wichita State (28-3) vs. Redford (25-4) in Saturday's 7 p.m. The victor of Saturday's match in the Omaha sub-regional will head to State College, Penn. for third-round and quarterfinal matches on December 8-9.

Sport Moeen Ali plays down controversy over dismissal in first Ashes Test
Author: 0 Moeen Ali plays down controversy over dismissal in first Ashes Test

While his team-mates were gasping at what they thought was another near-miss, the wicketkeeper recalled to the side for his quicksilver glovework was imploring the square-leg umpire, Aleem Dar, to check for the stumping. But Moeen refused to complain about his stumping, adding: "I felt I was alright, but the replay looked tight. I was over straight away". For all the hype around Australia's pace attack - much of it justified - arguably the most consistently threatening bowler at the Gabba ...

Sport Formula 1 unveils new logo in Abu Dhabi
Author: 0 Formula 1 unveils new logo in Abu Dhabi

As the curtain falls on the 2017 Formula 1 season with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, hype is already building for what's to come in 2018 - and F1 bosses have stoked the fire with the release of an all-new logo. "I mean the new one, I don't think is as iconic but maybe it will grow on us" ( ESPN.com, 11/26 ). Sebastian Vettel agreed. "I liked the old one better", Vettel said.

Sport Cowboys release Darren McFadden in flurry of moves amid 3-game skid
Author: 0 Cowboys release Darren McFadden in flurry of moves amid 3-game skid

McFadden can be claimed by any team and reportedly plans on continuing to play should he land a job with another team. McFadden has been inactive the past two games, despite the fact that? McFadden has been active once this season. Alfred Morris was the lead back for the first three games of Elliott's six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Throughout the offseason program and into training camp, McFadden took the backup snaps to Elliott, who was facing potential discipline ...

Sport Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib Ejected for Fighting
Author: 0 Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib Ejected for Fighting

No matter how you want to phrase it the Raiders needed to get Ken Norton Jr . out of Silver & Black. With a 2nd-and-goal from Oakland's one-yard line, Paxton was picked-off in the end zone, turning a potential Broncos touchdown instead into Raiders ball, which they ended up taking for a touchdown of their own.

Sport Week 13 Power Rankings: Clemson earns a return to the top
Author: 0 Week 13 Power Rankings: Clemson earns a return to the top

In the past, that case was made on the field. Unusual as it sounds, the possibility exists after a weekend of action that revolved mostly around rivalry games, such as Auburn's 26-14 triumph over the undefeated Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Sport Ole Miss removes Matt Luke's interim tag
Author: 0 Ole Miss removes Matt Luke's interim tag

It posted an announcement on Twitter saying "It's Official!" Luke will be formally introduced as head coach on Monday in a press conference at 11:30 A.M. Luke was Freeze's co-offensive coordinator before his promotion. Ole Miss won three of its last four games - including a 31-28 Egg Bowl victory at Mississippi State on Thanksgiving night - to finish 6-6.

Sport Why 49ers Appear Intent To Give Jimmy Garoppolo Franchise Tag In 2018
Author: 0 Why 49ers Appear Intent To Give Jimmy Garoppolo Franchise Tag In 2018

The outcome of Sunday's game against the Seahawks was all but determined. The interception initially looked to place momentum on the 49ers side, as the team looked to build on their first win of the season in Week 10. On his first play from scrimmage, Garoppolo scrambled 4 yards for a first down. Garoppolo came in. Instead of running out the clock, the 49ers gave Garoppolo a minute to make something happen.

Sport Wilton Speight announces he'll transfer from MI
Author: 0 Wilton Speight announces he'll transfer from MI

Speight was injured in the Wolverines' win over Purdue in September and did not play the rest of the season. Besides O'Korn, Michigan has four other quarterbacks on the roster and two more committed for 2018. A season ago he threw for 2,538 yards with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan should feature two starting quarterbacks who won't be back next year.

Sport Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree both ejected after first-quarter brawl
Author: 0 Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree both ejected after first-quarter brawl

Oakland Raiders matchup was the debut this season of Paxton Lynch, but perhaps it should have been Aqib Talib vs. Michael Crabtree. He pushed Talib amongst players on the Denver sideline, where both players went to the ground. But it's not a surprise Talib and Crabtree were at the center of the skirmish. From there, Talib pulled off Crabtree's helmet as he was surrounded by a group of Broncos.

Sport Davis Cup win 'from another world' for Pouille
Author: 0 Davis Cup win 'from another world' for Pouille

The world number 76 was defeated 6-3 6-2 6-1 by French number one Tsonga on Friday and demolished 6-3 6-1 6-0 in the deciding rubber by Pouille on Sunday. Pouille, the world number 18, was never threatened by an opponent ranked 58 places below him and after taking the opening set, reeled off 12 unanswered games for an emphatic victory.

Sport Julio Jones reminds us all he's not human
Author: 0 Julio Jones reminds us all he's not human

Tampa Bay will try to get revenge in Week 15. The Falcons actually couldn't breath easily until Tevin Coleman dashed to the corner of the end zone on a 14-yard run with just under two minutes to play, securing a 34-20 win . Get Doug Martin Going Early & Often: In the games that the Falcons have struggled to win, it's been the opposing offenses getting the run game going and sustaining long touchdown drives.

Sport Tennessee Will Reportedly Hire Former Rutgers, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano
Author: 0 Tennessee Will Reportedly Hire Former Rutgers, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano

SC coach Will Muschamp had a good run against Tennessee coach Butch Jones. Tennessee took a major step back this season, though, losing its first six games in SEC play before jones was sacked. Schiano was not the former Buccaneers coach many Vols expected to be announced as their new head coach. In 1989, Greg Schiano left his job as a graduate assistant for the Rutgers football program and was replaced by Butch Jones on then-Scarlet Knights coach Doug Graber's staff.

Sport Florida Closing In On Hiring Dan Mullen as Head Coach
Author: 0 Florida Closing In On Hiring Dan Mullen as Head Coach

Stricklin is a Mississippi State alum and was part of the search committee who hired Mullen away from Florida under former MSU athletic director Greg Byrne. The Vols are also looking to pick up their first conference win of the season. There's familiarity here between Mullen and Florida. Frost 's comfort level in Orlando and the recent opening at alma mater Nebraska worked against the Gators.

Sport Sterling rescues Man City as they edge past Huddersfield
Author: 0 Sterling rescues Man City as they edge past Huddersfield

David Wagner is happy with Huddersfield Town's performance in their 2-1 loss to Manchester City but believes that the visitors' winning goal was unlucky for the Terriers. However, the Citizens rallied round and equalised through Sergio Aguero's penalty early in the second half. City nearly claimed the lead when Sane struck the bar with a curling free-kick but the game then became scrappy for a spell.

Sport European Central Bank to investigate allegations of Bairstow headbutt on Bancroft
Author: 0 European Central Bank to investigate allegations of Bairstow headbutt on Bancroft

The incident was relatively minor and police were not involved. An ECB spokesman said: "At close of play in Brisbane today, we were made aware of allegations of an incident in Perth four weeks ago". The wicket-keeper is being investigated by the European Central Bank over claims he aimed a butt at Australia ace Bancroft in Perth . "The players sat down and had a chat".

Sport Early West Brom goal leaves Pochettino frustrated
Author: 0 Early West Brom goal leaves Pochettino frustrated

Pochettino felt his side created enough chances to win the game, and insists he is not anxious about Spurs' performances at Wembley. Rose gave an interview after the 2-1 Champions League win in midweek saying he was "fuming" with the decision not to include him against Arsenal , to which Pochettino responded reminding his player that he is "the boss".

Sport Everybody Is Talking About What Happened Between Klopp And Mane
Author: 0 Everybody Is Talking About What Happened Between Klopp And Mane

Mane surprisingly started on the bench, but came on in the closing stages. Klopp tried to cool him down but the Senegal star ended up storming off down the tunnel as shocked fans looked on. And the German was then involved in an angry on-pitch confrontation with fellow sub Mane at the end. "It's not too cool to have conceded". What's your take? Let us know.

Sport Alabama forced to play with 3 players after ejections and injury
Author: 0 Alabama forced to play with 3 players after ejections and injury

That left just four players on the court for Avery Johnson's squad. "If they do leave the bench area and don't participate in the altercation that's going on then they are ejected from this contest and there's no further penalty, which is what happened", the officials told a pool reporter.

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