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NHL expansion team gets a name: Vegas Golden Knights

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Confirmation of the expansion franchise landing in Las Vegas came back on June 22, followed by several months of internal name vetting by the organization, the NHL and other stakeholders, including the league's apparel partner Adidas. The Knights' home jersey will be primarily gray with black and gold trim, along with white and red accents. With the combination of the helmet and shield in the primary logo and swords in the secondary logo, the ID system symbolizes strength and honor, key ... Read More »

Smith 'embarrassed' by latest Australia loss

Sutherland has echoed Lehman's sentiments, guaranteeing that no stone will be left unturned in the wake of the 2-0 series loss with one Test to play. Smith is now top-ranked batsmen in the world, with 15 centuries to his name in 45 Tests, but his role as a captain has been under the scanner following five successive Test defeats that also saw Australia slip to third from first in the team rankings. Read More »

Ronaldo is like Mozart, says former Sporting coach

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England's dismal failure in the competition means that they miss out completely on the list, although the exclusion of Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy is a bit of a surprise after his goals fired the Foxes to an unlikely Premier League title. Read More »

Chicago airport workers who plan strike will announce date Monday

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One of the nation's busiest airports may be a place to avoid next week. Balanoff said a walk out could slow but not shut down airport operations. He said what workers are trying to do "is get the powers that be to hear their voice". Meanwhile, a Chicago transportation expert says this won't be a crisis. just a mass headache. It has about 190 gates, majority of which are held by American and United airlines as the Chicago airport is a hub airport for both. Read More »

Wayne Rooney apologizes for drunken antics while on England duty

He was asked about the treatment of his players by the FA during the worldwide break after pictures emerged of Rooney drinking a day after the Scotland game - an incident for which the Manchester United player later apologised. "I feel for the players", the Liverpool boss said. All the legends you still love and all the guys you still admire, they drank like devils and they smoked like insane, and they were still good players! Glenn said claims members of England's back-room staff ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola denies issuing late night sex ban at Manchester City

I have a lot of respect for Wayne Rooney, about his career, as a human being. The private life is the private life. Pep Guardiola believes John Stones has similar attributes to Gerard Piqué at the same age and rejects suggestions that he is too soft with the Manchester City defender. Read More »

PLAYOFF RANKINGS: Ohio St up; Michigan, Clemson still top 4

They are followed by Ohio State , who jumps up from No. 5 after three of the top four teams lost in Week 11. Despite the defeats, the trio didn't wind up completely out in the cold. If that were to happens and the committee keeps Boise State above Western Michigan , P.J. Fleck's team would be on the outside looking in at the New Year's Six bowls. Read More »

Kovalev vs. Ward Trainer Debate Quotes

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Seriously gang, if this bout doesn't deserve to be on pay per view, then what bout does? The bout is being promoted under the banner "Pound for Pound", a 12-round scrap billed as a showdown to determine who deserves to be regarded as the best fighter on the planet. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather and Donald Trump Meet In New York

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I'm okay. Like I said before, I'm happy with my position. Floyd Mayweather was in NY to promote an upcoming fight - just not his own. Retired boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather made a surprise visit to U.S. "I'm happy with how my career has went". But despite the strong interest for the rematch, Mayweather appears determined to stay retired. But Mayweather, as he said before (this phrase clearly being one of his favourites!) is enjoying life as a promoter. Read More »

Near record-high temperatures expected Thursday

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Fog returns to the valley overnight tonight as temperatures drop into the mid 30s. He said about 1-2 inches of snow is expected after the rain turns to snow in the afternoon and evening, though he noted the forecast is still in its initial stages. Read More »

Green Bay Packers sign RB Christine Michael

The Packers were flying high back in January, a 35-18 victor over the Redskins in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Neither team is going to blow the other out, but the Redskins seem to have the better team on paper at this point. With that said, Matthews has only played a few snaps this season. CB Damarious Randall is also finally not ruled out at this point, as he has been the last several weeks. Read More »

Klay Thompson to Miami Heat, Hassan Whiteside to Golden State Warriors

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User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. No trade is imminent, but here's a look a some deals that could send Thompson to the Motor City (and that work in ESPN's trade machine ). "Honestly, I didn't know about it until just now". Read More »

Blue Jays 'making push' to sign slugger Kendrys Morales, report says

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Encarnacion's been the model of consistency with Toronto, hitting at least 34 home runs in five straight seasons. He boasts a very similar profile to two current free agents who have spent plenty of years in Toronto. When all is said and done, one of these two men will be playing elsewhere in 2017. Both are high-priced, high-demand free agents in their mid-to-late thirties, and signing only one of them is a risk in itself, but signing both, comes with even greater risk. Read More »

Winston throws for 312 yards, Buccaneers rout Bears 36-10

There were a couple of plays I wish I could get back, but I played OK". The Bears are sitting at 2-7 right now and will likely hold a very high draft pick this season. Despite the lousy play and alleged locker room drama, Bears coach John Fox said Monday that Cutler will remain the team's starter in Week 11. "I think he's fairly embarrassed about it, but we'll support him and welcome him when he gets back after serving his suspension". Read More »

Armstrong fights through injury to lead Nebraska past Minnesota

Brooks rushed for 17 yards for an average of 1.9 yards per carry. Georgia 13, No. 9 Auburn 7: Georgia's defense limited ninth-ranked Auburn to 164 totals yards and snapped the Tigers' winning streak at five games. "Just a couple of runs for the tailback, basically". Eventually, that emotion was going to fade and what you're left with is a team that isn't as good as everyone wanted to think that it was. Read More »

Manchester United defender out for a month with broken toe

However, with the history of players moving from United to Liverpool non-existent in modern times, it seems highly unlikely Mourinho would sanction the sale to their bitter rivals. I understand what he's saying about how players should play even if they're not 100%. His comeback will ease Mourinho's defensive injury problems with Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly now sidelined. Read More »

DeRozan scores 37, leads Raptors past Thunder 112-102

Rose replied with two consecutive baskets to tie the game, but when Lucas (Bebe) Nogueira took flight for a huge putback dunk with just under three minutes to play, it gave the Raptors a four-point cushion. Walker getting to the line a whole lot, put up 26 points on 10 shots up to midway point of third quarter thanks to 10 shots at the free throw line, making eight of those. Read More »

Bolton cricketer Haseeb Hameed to make England test debut against India

Later during India's tour of England , he further highlighted his capabilities with 154-not out in the first Test, 79 in the second, 59 in the third, 77 in the fourth and then 149-not out to cap off a solid series. I was nowhere near the player he was (at that age). James Anderson will be with the team but is under doubt to play at Rajkot . "You think he's quite a reserved kind of guy and he's obviously had a lot to deal with in the a year ago, but the biggest impression was how good a ... Read More »

Narinder Batra elected president of global hockey federation

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Narinder Batra succeeds Leandro Negre, who had been the FIH chief since 2008. He is also Chairman of the Hockey India League, the franchised league which is now entering its fifth season and which is doing much to raise the profile of hockey in India and the wider worldwide hockey community. Read More »

Argentina looks for change in 'mindset' to qualify for WCup

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Even though records favour Brazil but Argentina will not be pushing the panic button just yet, even a fifth-placed finish would send them into an inter-continental play-off against a weaker team from Oceania, most likely New Zealand. Elsewhere, Copa America Centenario champions Chile had captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to thank for a hard-earned point in a 0-0 draw against Colombia in Barranquilla. Read More »

Chelsea Dealt Blow As Key Man Struggles With Groin Injury

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been replaced in Spain's squad for the current global break due to injury. The news will be a blow for Lopetegui with the striker in hot form this season. Blues boss Antonio Conte will surely be concerned about the fitness of his star striker upon his return, with Costa netting in back-to-back league games against Southampton and Everton respectively, to fire Chelsea up to second in the Premier League standings. Read More »

Wayne Rooney to captain England in World Cup qualifier

There are matches and periods where you know you are not at your best but part of being a player is grinding out the hard moments. "This is a team that has a lot of energy and potential, but you need some experience around it as well". Everybody has a slightly different way of playing, and the more we have an England way of playing, the easier that will be to adapt to. But also I think when the opportunity is there to slide people in and play forward we have got to take it. Read More »

National Football League roundup: Raiders take control of the AFC West

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He was an unstoppable, unshakable force, putting up 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble against the 6-2 Broncos to knock them from their tie atop the AFC West. Offensively we got off to a terrible start - four three-and-outs, then we made some big plays. The Raiders were picked to make the playoffs (at least by me), but at 7-2 they have shown they have what it takes to be listed as one of the top teams in the league. Read More »

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: Comeback victory will strengthen LaLiga campaign

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And with Real Madrid facing the easier challenge of Leganes at home and an two-week worldwide break to come, Enrique is determined not to lose more ground in the title race. Messi's 43rd-minute equaliser helped him reach a new milestone for Barca - his 500th career goal for the Spanish giants. Luis Suarez , top scorer in the league last season with 40 goals, has found the net just twice in his last seven games, while goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and defender Samuel Umtiti were widely ... Read More »

Louisiana Senate Race Goes to Runoff, While Johnny Isakson Shakes One Off

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The runoff election is set for a Saturday and turnout is expected to be very low compared to the record numbers seen across the state for the general election. It's unclear who he'll face in the runoff. Republican Congressman Charles Boustany is visiting local breakfast and lunch hot spots in Baton Rouge today and will do the same thing in his hometown of Lafayette Tuesday. Read More »

Vidal as good as Messi and Ronaldo - Hernandez

With his new Nike deal , Ronaldo becomes the third athlete to sign a "lifetime" endorsement with the company. He could also bag up to US$61m a year for the Nike deal, reported Spanish newspaper Marca . In an sit-down interview with Claro Sports , he picked Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Champions League with his club and the Euro 2016 with Portugal. Read More »

Shaw must mature at United

Shaw and Smalling conducted solo work as they continue their rehabilitation and, if passed fit, they will join the rest of the squad not featuring in global fixtures when they return on Wednesday. Terry, who remains at Chelsea , is known for putting his body on the line and said in 2010 that he been taking anti-inflammatory injections prior to games for five years. Read More »

Liverpool goes top of EPL, United ends 4-match winless run

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Liverpool move to the top of the standings as a result of the victory, with the Reds one point clear of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal. "League position is not important to me at the moment". Liverpool took the lead just before the half-hour mark through Sadio Mane, who headed home from a Philippe Coutinho free-kick. Read More »

Michigan And Penn State Rightly Reject Friday Night Games

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On Thursday, however, the potential of college football being played on Fridays at Kinnick Stadium had the Iowa High School Athletic Association's attention. U-M always has held sway over some television decisions - often informally - such as resisting home night games for years. "We did not approach this cavalierly", Rudner said of the Friday night move. Read More »

Andre Roberson, Thunder Held Extension Talks But Unable To Agree On Deal

With Adams continuing to impress following a breakout playoff stretch last season and Oladipo already appearing to be a nice fit alongside teammate Russell Westbrook, the deals come as no surprise. "There are good people here and it's a really good organisation", Adams said. The Kiwi says he's humbled the Thunder organisation wants to keep him in a place that reminds him of home. Read More »

Melbourne Cup won by Almandin in thrilling finish

McEvoy and his wife, Kathy, are expecting their fourth child any day now and interestingly, Kathy happens to be the sister of last year's Melbourne Cup victor, Michelle Payne. "I'm extremely proud of him". "He's been in the stables since January which is sort of very unusual in itself, normally horses have a preparation between five and six months and then have two or three runs off and then start again with it". Read More »

Europa League: United started the game sleeping, fumes Mourinho after Fenerbahce defeat

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes manager Jose Mourinho may need a couple of years to shape the squad he needs to win titles. Bastian Schweinsteiger, a longtime German worldwide who has fallen out of favor at Manchester United since Jose Mourinho took over, could look for a move away from the club during the January transfer window, and Klinsmann hopes MLS catches his eye. Read More »

Sergio Aguero would deliver the Premier League says Ian Wright

Liverpool's total of 23 points is the same as Manchester City and Arsenal at the head of the table, but only one team in the division's top 10 has conceded more than their 13 goals, the latest two of which were headers from Palace's James McArthur after more unconvincing defending at Selhurst Park. Read More »