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Sports Adaptable Smith the Ashes bane of England
Author: 0 Adaptable Smith the Ashes bane of England

Showers have stymied England's hopes of a dead-rubber victory at the MCG, with rain ruining approximately one and a half sessions on day four of the fourth Ashes Test. They needed to continue what they did on Day 4 and they did just that. Still, the prior lack of intent to push the score along and the size of the deficit that remains would leave Australia in huge trouble if England take early wickets this morning.

Sports Paul Pogba urges United to
Author: 0 Paul Pogba urges United to "wake up"

And decorated United legend Scholes believes Pogba has not hit his straps since returning to the fray in the shock defeat by Bristol City in the League Cup before Christmas. 'Pogba doesn't look fit. The three draws we have to win, something has to change and we have to change to win. The Red Devils are willing to pay up to £90m for the Argentine, who has scored an impressive 12 goals in 18 Serie A outings for the Turin club this term.

Sports Diego Costa eager to play for Atletico after long layoff
Author: 0 Diego Costa eager to play for Atletico after long layoff

Spaniard Costa is set to complete his return to Atletico when the January transfer window opens having been unavailable for the first half of the season after signing from Chelsea amid the LaLiga club's transfer ban. I have spent the last month working with the physios. "I want to play", the 29-year-old said at his presentation. The Brazilian-born striker was presented by Atletico on Sunday along with fellow winter reinforcement Victor "Vitolo" Machin.

Sports Man Utd's Young, Naughton charged with violent conduct
Author: 0 Man Utd's Young, Naughton charged with violent conduct

TV cameras picked up the incident and Young is likely to befall the same fate as Burnley's James Tarkowski, who has just completed a three-match ban for a similar incident involving Brighton's Glenn Murray. Young will miss the trip to Everton and two home games against Derby in the FA Cup and league game against Stoke. Young, who joined United from Aston Villa in 2011, returned to the England squad in November after a four-year worldwide absence.

Sports Pep Guardiola Puts Early Estimate On Jesus Recovery Time
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola Puts Early Estimate On Jesus Recovery Time

In the same game, Kevin De Bruyne was also stretchered off in injury time following a high tackle from Jason Puncheon. "Hopefully it will not be tough, maybe one month or two months out", Guardiola told BT Sport when asked of Jesus' injury.

Sports Winning the Premier League my biggest achievement, Victor Moses reflects on 2017
Author: 0 Winning the Premier League my biggest achievement, Victor Moses reflects on 2017

Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro Rodriguez, Willian and Davide Zappacosta all found the net as Chelsea eased to victory over Stoke City. Full match report to follow... Salah's persistence paid off just after the restart when he fired in from close range to level and struck his second, and 17th in the Premier League this season, in the 76th after shrugging off Harry Maguire and producing a composed finish.

Sports Sushil, supporters booked by Delhi Police
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He said the police have not received any complaint against Parveen Rana or his followers from Sushil Kumar or his camp. Clash erupted after the double Olympic-medallist Sushil defeated Parveen Rana in one of the bouts. "It is wrong, there is no space for such things in sports". "I condemn it. There was mutual respect after the fight ended". "It's very unfortunate and highly condemnable what has happened today at the stadium".

Sports Florida State vs. Duke Predictions Against The Spread 12/30/17
Author: 0 Florida State vs. Duke Predictions Against The Spread 12/30/17

With four minutes to go, Duke trailed 91-89, and it seemed that the Seminoles were on the verge of handing them their second straight ACC defeat. But in a game where Duval made all the big plays in the waning moments, it is those same flaws occurring in the early stages that suggest just how far he has to go as a player...

Sports Oakland Raiders To Pursue Jon Gruden, Offer Him Ownership Stake
Author: 0 Oakland Raiders To Pursue Jon Gruden, Offer Him Ownership Stake

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen , the Raiders are preparing to make Gruden a massive offer that could include an ownership stake in the franchise. Yeah, sometimes owners. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. Gruden declined to specifically comment about the Raiders. "The owner", one source said about Davis, "has an affinity for him".

Sports Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Author: 0 Crystal Palace v Manchester City

They were made to fight all the way as Rafael Benitez's men adopted an ultra-defensive approach before going for broke at the death, although the City boss was not fazed by what he saw. "It's starting to sound like he has no patience or will to make what he has better". "If you analysed the last 10 minutes when they crossed once and could have scored one goal , it might have been different, but we were much better".

Sports Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year'
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year'

Only Swansea City have picked up fewer points on the road this season and the Potters have the second worst away defensive record, conceding 22 goals. "I am the coach and I look after the things on the pitch, if the club can help us, it would be okay, but if they can't it will be okay as well". "We've got Joe Allen available, (Xherdan) Shaqiri available, (Eric Maxim) Choupo-Moting, Kurt Zouma as well.

Sports Jamie Lewis makes last eight after beating James Richardson
Author: 0 Jamie Lewis makes last eight after beating James Richardson

In one of the greatest semi-finals in the tournament's history, Van Gerwen missed six match darts and lost 6-5 via a sudden-death shootout to 27-year-old Cross. "I'm in the semi-finals of the World Championship". The final is on Monday, January 1 at 8pm and is shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Darts.

Sports New Giants GM makes personnel changes first full day on the job
Author: 0 New Giants GM makes personnel changes first full day on the job

Ross, who joined the Giants in 2007, was in charge of the college scouting department and the team's drafts before being elevated to VP status five years ago. Among the players NY drafted under Ross were Odell Beckham Jr ., Sterling Shepard , Landon Collins and Jason Pierre-Paul. "Clearly, we're going in a different direction, but that doesn't make these kinds of decisions any easier".

Sports Morata linked to shock move to Tottenham
Author: 0 Morata linked to shock move to Tottenham

At that moment there was no chance of signing for Tottenham", Morata told Marca on Saturday. However, the Spaniard, who hailed Kane as one of the best strikers in the world, has dismissed Pochettinho's remarks. However, the Chelsea Striker has rejected Pochettino's comments by stating he would in fact enjoy playing alongside the England worldwide. We'll see.

Sports Carvalhal oversees dramatic Swansea win
Author: 0 Carvalhal oversees dramatic Swansea win

Speaking to the gathered press after the game, Carvalhal said: "Before the game I said if you ask 100 people, 100 will say we will be relegated". "I must say to my players I am very, very happy with what they did on the pitch in a hard situation...

Sports Davante Adams to stay with Packers
Author: 0 Davante Adams to stay with Packers

He wound up going 53rd overall to Green Bay after playing his college ball at Fresno State. "It's tough to guard him one-on-one". The former second-round pick would have been a free agent, and would have been a sought-after target, if the Packers had let him get to the market.

Sports Ayew eyeing West Brom scalp in Premier League
Author: 0 Ayew eyeing West Brom scalp in Premier League

They have admittedly never appeared in the top-flight since they managed to win only one game and finished with the lowest points tally - 11 - of any team in Premier League history. You look around the Premier League and that's what the other top teams are doing - putting 4 and 5 past opponents with the result of the match never really in doubt.

Sports Bulldogs getting down to business in TaxSlayer Bowl
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All four previous Heisman winners were named the MVP of either the winning or losing teams in the game. Defensively, MSU will face one of its toughest challenges in Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson , who is just one of three quarterbacks nationally, joining MSU's own Fitzgerald, to throw for over 1,700 yards and rush for over 900 yards this season.

Sports Cavs star could return vs. Blazers with restrictions
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But the 5-foot-9 guard's inspirational and downright electrifying play during his two and a half years in Boston is most definitely worth an ovation or two come next Wednesday. "I just want to try to get better every game". James, who turns 33 on Saturday, is now third in the National Basketball Association in the category of minutes played, averaging 37.4 minutes per contest.

Sports Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona
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Will there be more explosion with Penn State's offense? Both defenses are of pretty similar caliber, but Penn State has the advantage in terms of offensive talent, so look for the Nittany Lions to pull away with a narrow victory, thanks to the dynamic duo of Barkley and McSorley.

Sports Romelu Lukaku carried off with apparent head injury
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku carried off with apparent head injury

UNITED had a scary moment when Romelu Lukaku needed oxygen on the Old Trafford pitch. His teammates immediately called to the United bench for the medical staff to come on. Lukaku has been involved in errors in his own penalty area in recent weeks that have led to goals for Manchester City and Burnley. There should also be applause for the way the medical staff treated the situation.

Sports Jamie Lewis storms into world semi-finals
Author: 0 Jamie Lewis storms into world semi-finals

Robert Cross beat Belgian opponent Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-4 in the other quarter-final of the afternoon session and will play the victor of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld. However, to reach the final he will have to get past the best player in the history of the game, with Taylor aiming for a 17th, and final, World crown.

Sports Bournemouth vs Everton Match Preview
Author: 0 Bournemouth vs Everton Match Preview

Four draw and four defeats have been accumulated since mid-November, and it took a controversial equaliser at the death against West Ham on Boxing Day to prevent it being five defeats in the last eight. Bournemouth had the better of the scrappy start, but were not able to create anything of note until nearly 20 minutes had passed, when Wilson fired straight at Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after bustling his way past two Everton defenders.