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Sport Andy Murray ends 2016 in defeat
Author: 0 Andy Murray ends 2016 in defeat

That forced him out of Roland Garros after the second round and saw him miss Wimbledon. Goffin then held and broke again, despite Murray leading 40-0 in his final service game, to progress to the final. Murray's next stop is neighboring Qatar for the opening week of the ATP season and two weeks out from the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2017.

Sport Claudio Ranieri tells Riyad Mahrez to look forward and target new achievements
Author: 0 Claudio Ranieri tells Riyad Mahrez to look forward and target new achievements

Schmeichel has been linked with a move to both Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton as of late after the struggles of new summer signing Loris Karius and previous error-prone Simon Mignolet and Everton goalkeeper Steklenberg. I need more from all the important players and for us Riyad is one of the most important players. West Ham's Michail Antonio will break the Premier League headed goalscoring record in a calendar year if he can find the net via his bonce again today.

Sport WWE Smackdown: AJ Styles Defends WWE Title In Triple Threat
Author: 0 WWE Smackdown: AJ Styles Defends WWE Title In Triple Threat

Now, as AJ's first year in WWE comes to a close, will the self-proclaimed "Face That Runs The Place" be able to ring in the new year as the WWE Champion? If not the Royal Rumble , Cena and the Undertaker could come face-to-face at the SmackDown episode following it.

Author: 0 UFC 207 Odds: Heavy Betting Action Against Ronda Rousey

We never thought it was something that needed to be recognized. Nunes earned the bantamweight title after defeating Rousey's rival Miesha Tate in UFC 200 . Physically, the former Olympic medalist is always in peak condition and she appears to be stronger than ever. "If she comes in absolutely fierce and tries to bully Amanda Nunes early on, then it may go her way again".

Sport Hazard sparkles as Chelsea make it 12 in a row
Author: 0 Hazard sparkles as Chelsea make it 12 in a row

They terrorised Bournemouth in the second half and Conte said his decision had been vindicated, but he denied he would let striker Batshuayi go on loan in January. He told the Daily Telegraph: "It's not new for me, but it's hard in this league". Their 46 points are nine better than Liverpool and Arsenal, and the club is on track for its second Premier League championship in the last three years just halfway through the campaign.

Sport Lions-Packers NFC North title game moved to Sunday night
Author: 0 Lions-Packers NFC North title game moved to Sunday night

One of the most important games of the 1:00 p.m. ET hour has to be between the Minnesota Vikings (7-7) and the Green Bay Packers (8-6). The Packers' fifth straight win set up a winner-take-all showdown next week with Detroit for the NFC North title, while extinguishing the Vikings' faint postseason hopes.

Author: 0 Fight of the Year: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2

On a fight with Mayweather, he said: 'His last two fights have been duds so I certainly don't need him, I can pick some local schmuck and still do big numbers so that is where I'm at. So who could McGregor fight next? McGregor lost and beating Diaz in a rematch was the only thing that would satiate his thirst for vengeance. But according to White, shouldn't be holding their breath for third McGregor-Diaz fight.

Sport Julian Draxler heading to PSG
Author: 0 Julian Draxler heading to PSG

The Premier League duo have now been beaten to the punch, though, with Unai Emery's side set to welcome Draxler to the Parc de Princes when the winter transfer window opens in a week's time. "It was the worst half-season in my life", Draxler said Tuesday after Wolfsburg's 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Draxler will leave Wolfsburg having scored eight goals in 47 appearances in all competitions.

Author: 0 Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly not considering retirement

For me, I wouldn't want to jeopardize that for the long term just to bring him back. Newton and Kuechly are co-captains. Unlike teammate Cam Newton, who expressed some fear earlier this season after his concussion, Kuechly defiantly said he's not concerned about the long-term effects of concussions, which had been linked to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in football players.

Sport Russian doping: International Olympic Committee begins proceedings against 28 Sochi 2014 competitors
Author: 0 Russian doping: International Olympic Committee begins proceedings against 28 Sochi 2014 competitors

McLaren's Part Two report claimed in particular that doping samples of 12 Russian medalists of 2014 Winter Games in Sochi had been tampered with. They led to the 28 athletes with evidence of sample manipulation. FIS president Gian Franco Kaspar said the McLaren report's findings had "seriously damaged the integrity of sport and we are determined to ensure the necessary measures are undertaken to punish the offences".

Sport Ups & Downs: Patriots D Continues To Shine In Blowout Win Over Jets
Author: 0 Ups & Downs: Patriots D Continues To Shine In Blowout Win Over Jets

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday the team did not know when it claimed Floyd off waivers that his blood-alcohol level was.217 after his December 12 arrest. With the loss, NY falls to 4-11. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is ready to play this week as well. Petty could recall rain being an issue only once before in his career, when he was Baylor's starting quarterback and the Bears were playing Oklahoma State.

Author: 0 Check out Julio Jones' top-10 plays of 2016

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Panthers DT Kawann Short. While Newton and the offense haven't hit the same stride they did in 2015, they are still putting plenty of points up on the board, averaging 27 points in the last two weeks alone. Matt Ryan threw for 503 yards and four TDs in last meeting vs. Panthers. Ryan's TD pass distribution this season: Taylor Gabriel (6 TD receptions), Julio Jones (5), Muhammad Sanu (3), Jacob Tamme (3), Austin Hooper (3), Justin Hardy (3), Devonta Freeman (2), Coleman ...

Sport Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Author: 0 Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

The Bills, Vikings, Panthers and Saints were all eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, and the Titans will soon join them following a crushing loss in Jacksonville compounded by Marcus Mariota suffering a season-ending fractured right fibula.

Sport Bilic hopes to keep Payet
Author: 0 Bilic hopes to keep Payet

Slaven Bilic has said West Ham will do all they can to keep their "top player" Dimitri Payet during the January transfer window. But Bilic is hopeful he will remain with the Hammers long-term, telling reporters on Wednesday: "That is our statement, we do not want to sell".

Author: 0 AL Central: Cleveland strikes deal with Edwin Encarnacion

The Indians went on to beat the Blue Jays in six games to secure a berth in the World Series, and Encarnacion didn't put up much of a fight, managing only 4 hits in 19 at-bats against Cleveland. He has played 11 years in the big leagues, starting his career with the Reds and spending the last eight years with Toronto. Ortiz and Encarnacion are from the Dominican Republic and are close friends.

Sport Idaho completes big turnaround with 61-50 upset of Colorado State
Author: 0 Idaho completes big turnaround with 61-50 upset of Colorado State

Matt Linehan had 381 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. Idaho running back Isaiah Saunders had a big day on the ground with 147 rushing yards an three touchdowns. Linehan also added a 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to extend the Vandals lead to 27-7. It would need no late-game miracle this time. "Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here".

Sport Duke's Grayson Allen Trips Player, Suspended Indefinitely
Author: 0 Duke's Grayson Allen Trips Player, Suspended Indefinitely

Seventeen days later against Florida State , Allen lifted his left leg and tripped Xavier Rathan-Mayes as the Seminoles guard began to run up court, resulting in a one-game suspension. Or, I should say, Allen made headlines again . Allen, who was seen weeping in the locker room with his head down, apologized after the game. Grayson Allen said he wouldn't do this anymore.

Sport Calipari on Louisville: Terrific D, Toughness
Author: 0 Calipari on Louisville: Terrific D, Toughness

Kentucky (10-1) has one loss, to No. 2 UCLA, and blew out everyone else it played, so Calipari wanted a close game for his young team. Kentucky has four guys averaging double figures, led by Monk and his 22 points per game. A jersey hangs in his honor in Rupp Arena. "Coming to Kentucky, you're surrounded by great players and everybody doesn't have to focus on you". UK's career leader in steals (238), Turner also worked on UK's staff in 2010-11 while completing his undergraduate degree.

Sport Jose Mourinho 'On Brink' of Massive Manchester United Signing
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho 'On Brink' of Massive Manchester United Signing

I think he's good enough for the big clubs out there. "But we are sorry to see him leave, of course". "Whatever he chooses, it will be good for him". Lindelof is being widely tipped to join United in January. "I feel like saying sorry to Mourinho and Manchester United fans because I was scathing of them".

Sport Jordan Henderson says Ross Barkley apologised for 'pretty late' tackle
Author: 0 Jordan Henderson says Ross Barkley apologised for 'pretty late' tackle

But speaking after the Reds sealed a dramatic 1-0 win at Goodison Park, thanks to Sadio Mane's injury-time victor, Henderson said: 'It was pretty late but I know Ross well, he's a good lad. With stoppage time ticking away in the Reds' 227th meeting with local rivals Everton , Sadio Mane was quickest to react after Daniel Sturridge had fired an effort off the post and finished emphatically to send the travelling Kopites wild with delight.

Author: 0 Joey Barton: Burnley set to re-sign 34-year-old midfielder

Barton joined the Rangers in May 2016 on a two-year deal, however, his contract was terminated after just eight appearances for the Light Blues, following his argument with teammate Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton. The 34-year-old, who has been training at the club's training ground since his release from Scottish side Rangers in November, turned down a new contract at Burnley in May after helping them win the Championship title last season.

Sport Deployed soldier surprises brother after Notre Dame basketball victory
Author: 0 Deployed soldier surprises brother after Notre Dame basketball victory

They were swiftly joined by the rest of the Farrell family who also had no clue that Bo was planning to come home early. Bo delivered a message on the Notre Dame jumbotron to his brother and said he was in Afghanistan. What Matt didn't realize--was Bo was there for the game. As the video ends, Bo stands up to show the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo plastered on the wall behind him.

Sport Diego Costa in line for lucrative new Chelsea deal
Author: 0 Diego Costa in line for lucrative new Chelsea deal

The Italian took a few weeks to settle on his preferred formation of 3-4-3, but since then their form has been flawless, the Blues have just equalled a club record 11 straight Premier League wins. There's a meeting of Arsenal and Manchester City - third versus fourth - at the same time fifth-place Tottenham hosts Burnley. Yet fast forward three days and suddenly the same referee deemed Vardy's 28th-minute tackle on Potters forward Mame Biram Diouf to be worse.

Author: 0 'Liverpool are one or two players short of title win' - Bellamy

Koeman knows they must try to address slow starts in games, but said: "The positive side is that we keep our belief, our spirit until the end of the game to get a better result. But Jurgen Klopp's side are genuine title challengers this season and know they can not afford to slip too far short of Chelsea's mark over the busy festive period.

Sport Real Madrid transfer ban reduced - club free to sign players next summer
Author: 0 Real Madrid transfer ban reduced - club free to sign players next summer

In explaining their decision, a CAS statement read: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration between Real Madrid and Federation Internationale de Football Association". Atletico have also appealed to CAS, but no decision has been announced on their case yet. As noted by The Daily Mail , it will now lead to increased transfer activity next year, and it could spell the end for James Rodriguez.

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