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Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka showed ‘big personality’ in full debut for Gunners

[ad_1] LONDON -- Arsenal coach Unai Emery hailed 17-year-old Bukayo Saka for playing "with a very big personality" on his full debut for the Gunners in Thursday's 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. Saka made his first start for the Gunners on the left wing showed plenty of confidence as he tested goalkeeper Vagner with an early strike from the edge of the box and tried to take
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NBA — Spurs’ homestand has them back in a familiar place: Over .500

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Uncharacteristically, the San Antonio Spurs toiled for 14 days below .500 before walloping the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday to even their record.The Spurs then padded the ledger by besting the LA Clippers 125-87 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive win in arguably the most significant test of their current six-game homestand. More importantly, San Antonio showed signs it might be finally turning the corner in familiarizing
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Eric Berry of Kansas City Chiefs sits out second half against Chargers

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Playing in his first game in more than a season and a half, safety Eric Berry led his team in tackles in the first half with six, and the Kansas City Chiefs took a 14-7 lead into halftime.Berry didn't play in the second half, however, and the Chiefs collapsed, blowing a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and losing 29-28 to the Los Angeles Chargers.Berry said afterward he
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers frustrated by calls for Houston Rockets

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- The Los Angeles Lakers found themselves so frustrated by the officiating in the second half of Thursday's 126-111 loss to the Houston Rockets that several players, LeBron James and Lonzo Ball among them, purposely held their hands behind their backs on a series of defensive possessions to make a point to the referees."Just trying to defend without fouling," James said, who briefly locked his hands behind his
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Transfer Talk Manchester United to make David De Gea world’s best-paid goalkeeper

[ad_1] Steve Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours, including Mauricio Pochettino to Madrid, Marko Arnautovic to Manchester United and more. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs might be closed, but they are still working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their next star. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1
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James Harden’s fourth 50-point triple-double carries Houston Rockets to victory

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- James Harden's first bucket of the game gave his Houston Rockets teammates a feeling that this would be a spectacular performance for the reigning MVP.After a couple of jab steps, Harden blew by Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, sliced down the lane and threw down a vicious, lefty tomahawk over center JaVale McGee. Harden, who usually plays it cool by pretending to have a nosebleed after
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Andy Reid has waited his entire career for the 2018 Chiefs – Kansas City Chiefs Blog

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For 14 years Joe Banner worked side-by-side with Andy Reid to build the Philadelphia Eagles, Banner as president and Reid as head coach.Banner knows well the kind of team Reid has in his mind's eye, the type he always has wanted to coach: One so dynamic and versatile on offense that it can overcome any obstacle an opposing defense can present and possibly carry the
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Story of 1-2 in 2016: How Goff and Wentz ended up in L.A. and Philly – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

[ad_1] Editor's note: This has been updated after originally running in December, 2017.The first installment of Carson Wentz vs. Jared Goff could not have been more dramatic.It took place a year ago this week. When the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams was over – after Wentz tore his knee while lunging for the end zone in the third quarter, and stayed in to finish the drive
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2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture

[ad_1] 11:30 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the NFL's best and most entertaining teams all season. But after an ill-timed loss Thursday night, they are now struggling to hold on to the lead in their own division. A wild 29-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers left a
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Two-point conversion propels Chargers into postseason – Los Angeles Chargers Blog

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Los Angeles Chargers battled back from 14 points down to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.The Chargers clinched a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 with the victory and snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs."This is place is unbelievable to play in; hard, tough," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. "We lost a
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UCLA’s Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, undergoes heart procedure

[ad_1] The son of NBA great Shaquille O'Neal says he's recovering well from a heart procedure.Shareef O'Neal, a four-star recruit who had to miss his freshman season at UCLA after doctors discovered a heart ailment that led to Thursday's procedure, posted on social media that he's on the road to recovery.I made it,Thank you for all the love and support! I really appreciate all your thoughts and prayers, that's what
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América vs. Cruz Azul – Football Match Report – December 13, 2018

[ad_1] America and Cruz Azul played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Liga MX Apertura final at Estadio Azteca on Thursday night.The two teams felt eachother out in slow-paced first half that finished in a goalless draw, with Cruz Azul coming closest to scoring early on when Julio Dominguez forced a fine save from Club America keeper Agustin Marchesin.America, which last won the Liga MX title
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Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union join expelled Florida high school student’s push for reinstatement

[ad_1] PLANTATION, Fla. -- Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school.The couple released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a varsity basketball player in his first year at American Heritage School until he was expelled last month after a verbal altercation with the coach of
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Can a healthy Joey Bosa put Los Angeles Chargers atop the AFC? – Los Angeles Chargers Blog

[ad_1] COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has noticed a difference in Los Angeles Chargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa the past few weeks, one that may signal the return of a dominant defensive end who tormented the league last season."Every game that he plays, every series that he plays, you start seeing him come back to who he is," Bradley said. "... He can feel it from the game,
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Stevan Ridley stands by remarks about New England Patriots stint

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Steelers running back Stevan Ridley isn't backing down from comments he made to the Boston Herald that the New England Patriots "trashed" him after he was injured in his final season there.Ridley, a former 1,000-yard rusher, will be part of the Steelers' two-man rushing attack Sunday against New England at Heinz Field, and he said he can't wait."That's my old team. [The departure] really hadn't sat well,
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Caleb Porter near deal to take Columbus Crew job instead of LA Galaxy – sources

[ad_1] Caleb Porter is poised to become head coach of the Columbus Crew, according to ESPN FC sources. On Tuesday, it appeared that Porter was on the verge of accepting an offer to take the vacant managerial spot with the LA Galaxy, but the outcome of the fluid situation now looks like it will end with the 43-year-old coach taking the job in Columbus, confirming a story originally reported by
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Pick your miracle: Minneapolis or Miami? – Minnesota Vikings Blog

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETCourtney CroninCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. She joined ESPN in 2017.Cameron WolfeCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss.There’s something captivating about miracles: the surprise of the unexpected, the awestruck reaction and the lasting impact. Yet they’re often hard to truly comprehend unless
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Patrick Reed’s former teammates all hate him according to fellow Tour pro Kevin Kisner

[ad_1] The fallout from Patrick Reed's controversial comments after the Ryder Cup continued this week as Golf Digest reported that fellow PGA Tour player Kevin Kisner said the Masters champion has no friends among his former college teammates at Georgia and Augusta State."They all hate him -- any guys that were on the team with him [at Georgia] hate him and that's the same way at Augusta,'' Kisner said in
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Latest updates on DeMarcus Cousins, Kristaps Porzingis, Michael Porter Jr. and other NBA players who haven’t played in 2018-19

[ad_1] Dirk Nowitzki will make his long-awaited season debut Thursday night after missing the Dallas Mavericks' first 26 games of the season recovering from surgery on his left ankle. When Nowitzki steps on the hardwood, he'll tie the NBA record by playing in his 21st season.Nowitzki wasn't the only player making a delayed debut on Thursday. Houston Rockets point guard Brandon Knight returned to action after missing more than an
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Chris Jones of Kansas City Chiefs gets sack in 10th straight game

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones tied an NFL record by recording a sack in his 10th consecutive game Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.Jones brought down Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the second quarter to tie the mark, also held by Dallas' DeMarcus Ware in 2007-08 and Denver's Simon Fletcher in 1992-93.Jones already holds the NFL's single-season record for consecutive games with a sack.He
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Watch: Patrick Mahomes takes his time for nonchalant TD toss – Kansas City Chiefs Blog

[ad_1] 9:36 PM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Patrick Mahomes was in no hurry on his 5-yard, first-quarter touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson.Mahomes held on, held on, held on and seemed content to throw the ball out of bounds before Robinson came free in the end zone and Mahomes got him the
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Gus Malzahn says Auburn’s offense, fortunes to rise as he takes playcall duties

[ad_1] AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn is returning to his playcalling roots -- and to Auburn for another season.The coach addressed talk about his job security Thursday after the team's first bowl practice. He also expressed enthusiasm about reclaiming the role as offensive playcaller that propelled him to that position in the first place.Malzahn spoke publicly for the first time since the Nov. 24 loss to No. 1 Alabama that
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Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto released from hospital after falling ill at winter meetings

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was released from a hospital Thursday, hours after completing a trade from his bed during the baseball winter meetings.He had begun feeling ill earlier in the week.The Indians have reacquired slugger Carlos Santana in a three-team deal with the Mariners and Rays that sends Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.The three-way deal with the Mariners and
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Jabari Parker no longer part of Chicago Bulls’ regular rotation

[ad_1] 8:55 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN Forward Jabari Parker will no longer be a part of the Chicago Bulls' regular rotation, league sources told ESPN.While he is expected to play in Thursday night's game against the Orlando Magic in Mexico City in the absence of Chandler Hutchison, Parker will no longer see regular minutes, sources said.Parker, a Chicago native who signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls over the
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Chargers vs. Chiefs – Game Summary – December 13, 2018

[ad_1] Damien Williams and Darrel Williams a few weeks ago were the Chiefs’ third- and fourth-string running backs. They’re the stars of tonight’s game against the Chargers, which Kansas City leads 14-0 late in the first quarter. Damien Williams has 77 yards, 48 on receptions. Darrel Williams has 24 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown catch.Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer1m ago [ad_2] Source link
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North Dakota State promotes coordinator Matt Entz to head coach

[ad_1] North Dakota State defensive coordinator Matt Entz has been promoted to head coach, replacing Chris Klieman, the school announced Thursday.Entz is completing his fifth season as defensive coordinator for the Bison, who face South Dakota State on Friday in the FCS playoff semifinals.Klieman, who was hired as Kansas State coach earlier this week, is remaining with North Dakota State throughout the postseason as he aims for a fourth national
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MLB — Ban the shift? Not if managers have any say

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- The shift, and the possibility of legislating against it, has been a topic at baseball's winter meetings all week. A hot topic? Perhaps, if you're comparing it to the slow trickle of the transaction wire. So let's call it lukewarm.Every year at the meetings, every manager gets a half-hour with the media, and it's pretty easy to see what people are working on because they ask
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Mason Foster of Washington Redskins blames cousin for Instagram remarks

[ad_1] ASHBURN, Virginia -- Washington Redskins linebacker Mason Foster, whose private Instagram account caused a stir with comments about the team and its fan base, said a cousin was responsible for the controversial words.The cousin, however, said via Twitter that Foster wrote the first comment, which touched off the firestorm: "F--- this team and this fan base." It was followed by six laughing emoji's. The cousin says that message came
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Richard Sherman of San Francisco 49ers unfazed by Frank Clark’s ‘era is over’ with Seattle Seahawks talk

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Three days after Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark declared that Richard Sherman and his era is over in Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback made it clear he wasn't bothered by Clark's comments, and actually went so far as to agree with the premise.Asked during his weekly Thursday media session to address the "elephant in the room," Sherman quickly pointed out that he didn't
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UCF QB McKenzie Milton undergoes 4th leg surgery, will travel with team for Fiesta Bowl

[ad_1] UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton plans to travel to the Fiesta Bowl with his teammates, as he continues to make good progress from a devastating leg injury he suffered last month.His mother, Teresa, tweeted that McKenzie Milton underwent an ultrasound that was "music to our hearts" and had a fourth surgery Thursday.Good Morning Knight Nation! Wanted to thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts! Yesterday KZ has a
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Baltimore Orioles select Richie Martin No. 1 in Rule 5 draft

[ad_1] The Baltimore Orioles selected shortstop Richie Martin with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.Fourteen players were selected overall in the major league phase of the draft with only the San Francisco Giants picking more than one player as they made two selections.The Dodgers may have needed bullpen help, but did they and the Mets go too far for Joe Kelly and Jeurys Familia?Ten of the 14
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Derek Newton of New Orleans Saints — ‘Long journey’ back from injury

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Derek Newton said he was laid up in bed for nearly two months, then in a wheelchair for nearly three weeks, then on crutches after he tore both of his patellar tendons in a devastating 2016 injury with the Houston Texans.Two years later, he was back on the practice field for the first time this week after signing with the New Orleans Saints."It feels good, man.
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Melvin Gordon out for Chargers against Chiefs with knee injury

[ad_1] Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, a source told ESPN's Jeff Darlington.Joey Bosa missed the Chargers' first nine games with a bruised foot, but after a slow start, he has four sacks in the past three games.Gordon has been battling a knee injury that kept him out of the Chargers' previous two games.Gordon sprained his right knee
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino: Most federations favour 48-team World Cup in 2022

[ad_1] A decision on the expansion of the 2022 World Cup will be made by March, says Gianni Infantino.FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a majority of national football federations were in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Infantino said a decision would be made by March, although it was still not clear whether an enlarged tournament would be feasible as it
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Fantasy NHL – Sell-high trade candidates

[ad_1] Nothing lasts forever, not even red-hot scoring streaks or bloated shooting percentages. With that in mind, treat yourself this holiday season to the gift of a rewarding trade brought about by you having the foresight to offload an overachieving fantasy asset for a yet-to-blossom value in return. Fair warning: there are a few prominent names on this list -- and that's the point. Dealing a quality player for another
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Brandon Marshall and other stars who never tasted the playoffs

[ad_1] The "playoff game log" section of Brandon Marshall's stats page figures to remain untroubled.The 34-year old wideout, who has played in 178 regular-season games without having appeared in the playoffs during his 13-season career, was waived by the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday. Should he fail to land with a postseason contender, Marshall will remain on a hard-luck list of players across sports who never managed, or have yet
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Ex-DT Josh Brent, club owner hit with $25 million verdict

[ad_1] DALLAS -- A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr.Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph zone overturned in Irving, a Dallas suburb. Brent had a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent, more
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Spencer Dinwiddie of Brooklyn Nets agrees to 3-year extension

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets and guard Spencer Dinwiddie have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced.The deal is for $34 million, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. There will be a player option on the third year, sources said.Dinwiddie was eligible for four years and $47 million, but the sides went with a shorter deal that would get him back into free agency more quickly. His new deal
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Barcelona’s Jordi Alba: No dressing room issues with Ousmane Dembele

[ad_1] Given Inter's draw with PSV and Barcelona having nothing to play for, Craig Burley says everything lined up for Tottenham to reach the UCL last 16. Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has come out in defence of teammate Ousmane Dembele following criticism directed at the Frenchman due to his late arrivals at practices but did admit his off-field behaviour "could improve." The 21-year-old forward was reportedly fined €100,000 by Barca
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Injured Rickard Rakell, Cam Fowler to miss start of Anaheim Ducks road trip

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Forward Rickard Rakell and defenseman Cam Fowler won't travel with the Anaheim Ducks when they begin their longest road trip of the season.Ducks coach Randy Carlyle announced the decision Thursday.Rakell, the Ducks' second-leading scorer with 20 points, is on injured reserve after missing the Ducks' past three games with a sprained ankle. After making the All-Star Game and scoring 34 goals last season, the Swedish forward
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Campaign started to get Negro Leagues bobbleheads made

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fans of the former Negro Leagues are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the leagues -- with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial.Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro Leagues stars who would be honored with bobbleheads if the campaign raises enough money. The first bobblehead of pitcher
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Chicago Bulls meet devoted fan base in Mexico, where NBA hopes visit inspires further growth

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETEric GomezMexico writer MEXICO CITY -- It has been 20 years since Michael Jordan's iconic shot over Byron Russell capped the Chicago Bulls' dynasty. Still, they remain one of the NBA's most recognizable teams for fans worldwide.In Mexico, where on Thursday the Bulls will play their first regular-season game outside of the United States or Canada, "Los Toros" are especially popular, and those devoted to basketball's growth
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Pittsburgh Steelers sticking with kicker Chris Boswell

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers are sticking with kicker Chris Boswell for Sunday's matchup with the New England Patriots, according to a source.The Steelers kept veteran kicker Kai Forbath in town overnight after his Wednesday tryout, but Boswell performed well during Thursday's practice.Boswell has missed 11 kicks on the year -- 10 of 16 on field goals, 39 of 44 on extra points -- including two key misses in Sunday's