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Sport Retired Devin Hester, on if he deserves Hall of Fame nod: 'Absolutely'
Author: 0 Retired Devin Hester, on if he deserves Hall of Fame nod: 'Absolutely'

Hester also shared his appreciation for the University of Miami and the Chicago Bears-the team that drafted him in 2006 and where he played most of his career. One of the more impressive parts about it was he made special teams a must-watch event. Even if you're not convinced by his resume that Hester is the greatest returner of all time, it's hard to come up with a case he doesn't belong in Canton.

Sport Winter Meetings Day 1: Interest in Marlins' Marcell Ozuna picks up
Author: 0 Winter Meetings Day 1: Interest in Marlins' Marcell Ozuna picks up

Obtaining the 28-year-old Stanton would be reminiscent of the Yankees' acquisition of AL MVP Alex Rodriguez from Texas after the 2003 season for second baseman Alfonso Soriano. It was an easy enough bluff to call, of course, as Stanton has an opt-out clause in his contract following the 2020 season. He will make $77 million from 2018-2020, including $25 million next year.

Sport Liverpool looking to sign Thomas Lemar in January
Author: 0 Liverpool looking to sign Thomas Lemar in January

The Reds were one of a number of clubs who were interested in Lemar towards the closing stages of the summer window and are understood to have made a club-record £75m offer for the France global. Monaco stood firm last summer to keep hold of Lemar but they are currently nine points beind PSG in Ligue 1 and after they were knocked out of Europe, there is now a chance that they could decide that the time is right to cash in on him.

Author: 0 Al Jazira v Real Madrid 13 December 2017

CR7 didn't quite manage it - allowing Bale to claim the goal and regain his status as Real Madrid's big-match hero. The dream may be over for Al Jazira, but for football fans in the UAE there is still plenty more top quality football ahead with a mouth-watering final set for Saturday, 16 December, between European giants, Real Madrid and Brazil's Gremio at 21:00 in Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Sport Manchester City set top-flight record after 15th consecutive win
Author: 0 Manchester City set top-flight record after 15th consecutive win

They also ended Manchester United 's run of 40 home games without loss in all competitions with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's men beat a record set by Arsenal just over 15 years ago. "I think it's fantastic for us", said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. "And we miss an important player like Mendy". "I'm happy with the performance".

Sport R&A and USGA announce new video protocols for televised golf events
Author: 0 R&A and USGA announce new video protocols for televised golf events

In a move welcomed by players, a Local Rule will be adopted from the New Year that will remove the two-stroke penalty for failing to record a penalty on the scorecard when the player was unaware of the infraction, such as the example of Lexi Thompson back in April at the ANA Inspiration .

Sport Mom's motives questioned after bullied boy's video goes viral
Author: 0 Mom's motives questioned after bullied boy's video goes viral

The video has already been seen 20 million times and that number is quickly rising. Some fear a viral video from a bullying victim out of Knoxville wasn't honest. "I've spent most of my life being bullied and judged because I wasn't racist". Thank u everyone, ' White wrote . "People that are different, don't need to be criticized about it", Keaton said.

Sport Baker Mayfield becomes Oklahoma's 6th Heisman Trophy victor
Author: 0 Baker Mayfield becomes Oklahoma's 6th Heisman Trophy victor

Baker Mayfield's incredible 2017 season was recognized with college football's highest individual honor Saturday night. This is the third consecutive year Mayfield has been a Heisman finalist. It's a club Mayfield rightfully belongs to. The enigmatic Sooners signal-caller threw for 4340 yards and 41 touchdowns while completing 71 percent of his passes.

Sport Neymar sends Real Madrid prediction to Lionel Messi after Champions League draw
Author: 0 Neymar sends Real Madrid prediction to Lionel Messi after Champions League draw

Tottenham have been handed a tough tie against last season's beaten finalists Juventus after topping a challenging group that included reigning champions Real Madrid. "I think it is a good draw". Hopefully we arrive with a full squad, and have the fortune that you always need in this sort of tie. "I think when you play every three days, it is impossible to have a training session and to work on the physical aspects".

Sport Mohamed Salah Named African Footballer Of The Year By The BBC
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah Named African Footballer Of The Year By The BBC

The in-form striker defeated the likes of Super Eagles star, Victor Moses , Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinea's Naby Keita, and Sadio Mane of Senegal to win the award. Salah said: " I have always followed my way, and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way ". "I would like to thank my Liverpool team-mates and I also had a good season with Roma so I have to thank my team-mates there and my team-mates in the national team".

Sport Amari Cooper exits against Chiefs
Author: 0 Amari Cooper exits against Chiefs

If video of the sequence doesn't do Cooper's discomfort justice, audio certainly will. A handful of unforced errors by the Chiefs kept the score from being 38-0 entering the final frame after another desultory effort by the Raiders in a big game.

Sport Tom Savage Continued To Play After Distressing Hit
Author: 0 Tom Savage Continued To Play After Distressing Hit

Garoppolo connected with Aldrick Robinson for 18 yards to set up Robbie Gould for a 35-yard field goal. However, Yates would later enter the game as Savage went to the locker room to be further evaluated for a concussion. But a team official kept grabbing Savage's jersey and finally his arm and pulled him away from the field. Garoppolo's 334 passing yards marked his career high and first 300-yard passing game.

Sport Bills top Colts in OT at snowy New Era Field
Author: 0 Bills top Colts in OT at snowy New Era Field

With Taylor inactive, Joe Webb will serve as the backup quarterback, and it's possible Webb will get some snaps if the Bills decide to use the wildcat package they unveiled last week. Following the game, Bills players erupted in celebration with fans who stayed until the end despite the very bad weather. In a odd twist, Adam Vinatieri looked like he was going to be the one to put the Patriots over the top.

Sport Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'No Decision' on If USA Athletes Will Attend Olympics
Author: 0 Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'No Decision' on If USA Athletes Will Attend Olympics

Sanders tweeted that the US looked forward to participating in the Olympics and was engaged in making sure that venues were safe minutes after her briefing ended. Dvorkovich declined to answer a question on how budget resources allocated for the national team's participation in the 2018 Olympic Games would be used.

Sport Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned
Author: 0 Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

Roethlisberger did say Smith-Schuster deserved to be fined for the play, though mostly because of how he taunted Burfict after the hit rather than for the collision itself. It's a reviewable play to improve the accuracy of the call, but it's still polarizing among fans. You then "celebrated" the play by standing over him and taunting him.

Sport MLB Trade rumors: NY Yankees on Giancarlo Stanton's list
Author: 0 MLB Trade rumors: NY Yankees on Giancarlo Stanton's list

SiriusXM host Craig Mish tweeted on Thursday night that the Astros and Cubs are the other two teams, but aren't as high on the list for Stanton as NY and Los Angeles. Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that baseball murderer Giancarlo Stanton will not waive his no-trade clause for the Giants or Cardinals. Perhaps the Giants could sway him if they landed Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani.

Sport Slugging ace Ohtani to sign with Angels
Author: 0 Slugging ace Ohtani to sign with Angels

Ohtani, who has spent much of the last week-plus in the USA visiting a handful of teams, reportedly made his final decision today, according to a statement released by his agent, Nez Balelo, one of the heads of CAA Sports. There's no harm in Ohtani taking his time with this, since it's a major life choice and he's not even getting paid hundreds of millions of dollars as a cushion that would make him feel better if he makes the wrong choice.

Sport MS Dhoni reunion possible in IPL 2018
Author: 0 MS Dhoni reunion possible in IPL 2018

The salary cap for the uncapped players have also been increased by the council. According to report by the Indian Express , one franchise was reportedly in favour of retaining as many as five players, while another proposed retention of one player per team.

Sport Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge
Author: 0 Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

This means that Hales could play for England with immediate effect but find himself suspended by the CDC at a later date. The 28-year-old opening batsman was with all-rounder Ben Stokes , who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm during an altercation outside a nightclub.

Sport Namaste: Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor is reportedly dead
Author: 0 Namaste: Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor is reportedly dead

Shashi Kapoor was the youngest after Raj and Shammi Kapoor and though he made his adult debut in 1961, he really came into his own in the 1970s when he was one of the busiest actors around. The actor is survived by his three children: Karan, Kunal and Sanjana Kapoor. Raj Kapoor, who died in 1988, was also a famous Hindi cinema actor.

Sport Woods ends strong at Hero tournament
Author: 0 Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

On Monday, he made an even bigger jump in the Official World Golf Ranking. Third-round leader Hoffman (72) once again failed to convert his 54-hole lead into a win and finished four behind Fowler. Click on the video above to see Fowler's seven straight birdies! . The 41-year-old did not hold back as he completed an encouraging comeback without showing any signs of being in pain after undergoing a fourth back operation in April.

Sport Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl
Author: 0 Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. PT. "Calls are coming in furiously", Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy said. Iowa had beaten Penn State 12 straight times in Iowa City and on Saturday night it looked like the Hawkeyes were closing in on making it 13 as the Nittany Lions leaned on the ropes.

Sport Guardiola talks up City's chances
Author: 0 Guardiola talks up City's chances

The former Bayern Munich manager said that he's had similar altercations in Munich and Dortmund, stating that he will explain what happened to the FA if questions are asked. In winter we ask if they are happy and decide what is best for them. When the players were already heading to the locker room, Guardiola seemed to have a heated argument with midfielder Nathan Redmond .

Sport Giancarlo Stanton prefers Giants over Cardinals
Author: 0 Giancarlo Stanton prefers Giants over Cardinals

Few players get to name their landing spot, but Stanton's full no-trade clause would, theoretically, give the National League MVP the power to decline every deal that did not send him to the Dodgers. It was believed the Marlins wouldn't have given either team clearance to speak with Stanton or his agency (Wasserman Group) if deals, or at least frameworks for deals, weren't in place.

Sport Alabama opens as slight favorite over Clemson
Author: 0 Alabama opens as slight favorite over Clemson

The Big Ten has a zillion living alumni, and now three of the four teams in the playoffs are located in the southeast, a lack of geographic diversity that is bad for television ratings. (4) Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while (2) Oklahoma will meet (3) Georgia in the Rose Bowl . And it was a pretty significant loss at that. However, their losses to Oklahoma (31-16 at home) and Iowa (55-24 on the road) haunt them.

Sport New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis will not play against Portland Trail Blazers
Author: 0 New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis will not play against Portland Trail Blazers

Then, Friday night, when the New Orleans Pelicans were taking on the Utah Jazz , Davis went down with a groin injury and had to be helped to the locker room. New Orleans faces another tough test on Monday when it takes on the defending champion Golden State Warriors for the third time this season. The four-time All-Star has been somewhat injury plagued throughout his National Basketball Association career, though he played in a career-high 75 games just last season.

Sport Jimbo Fisher Reportedly Named Texas A&M HC After 8 Years at FSU
Author: 0 Jimbo Fisher Reportedly Named Texas A&M HC After 8 Years at FSU

Fisher won't coach in the Seminoles' game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. However, despite being ranked No. 3 heading into this season, Florida State has just five wins and is merely aiming to become bowl eligible. They'll hire a great coach. And I guess we'll see [Fisher] next year, if that's what he's going to do. I don't have any doubt about that. Texas A&M has invested heavily in facilities the past five years, including a football operations center.

Sport Wenger doesn't expect Mourinho to
Author: 0 Wenger doesn't expect Mourinho to "park the bus"

Mourinho's team failed to score in the past two visits to Emirates and won just once in the previous five travels to London, so I am sure the Portuguese tactician would be happy with a point from this clash. "We don't think about that, just Arsenal". "I can see Arsenal scoring goals against United and I find it harder to believe that United will score goals against them".

Sport Playwright Israel Horovitz accused of rape and other misconduct
Author: 0 Playwright Israel Horovitz accused of rape and other misconduct

And the celebrated writer's son isn't defending him. "I believe the allegations against my father are true", Horowitz told the New York Times in a statement. Gloucester Stage's president, Elizabeth Neumeier , also apologized to all of Horovitz's victims. The women came forward to the New York Times , speaking on the record about allegations that stretch back to 1986, and one of which occurred as recently as a year ago.

Sport Actor James Woods tweets about Bellagio poker cage robbery
Author: 0 Actor James Woods tweets about Bellagio poker cage robbery

Also on the scene was actor James Woods who happened to be inside the Bellagio during the robbery and offered on-the-scene tweets at the time. He added that the staff of the Bellagio "were fantastic". John Pelletier of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. Nobody even realized it was happening. The suspect approached the poker cage and demanded an unspecified amount of money.

Sport Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic New Zealand cricket
Author: 0 Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic New Zealand cricket

Ben Stokes could return to cricket as soon as this weekend, with his representatives discussing a potential deal with New Zealand's Canterbury Cricket Club. In the fallout from the first Test loss, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has boarded a plane from the UK. Though he was initially named in the Ashes squad , he was subsequently told he would not be selected by England "until further notice".

Sport Pain-free Tiger Woods is now out-driving Dustin Johnson
Author: 0 Pain-free Tiger Woods is now out-driving Dustin Johnson

Woods said it was "fantastic to come back" and he was raring to get back to competition. "So as my back improved, I've been able to start sleeping again because I don't have the nerve pain going down my leg, I don't have my leg twitching all over the place, I don't have these issues anymore".

Sport Blake Griffin Suffered MCL Sprain Against Lakers
Author: 0 Blake Griffin Suffered MCL Sprain Against Lakers

Blake's 23.6 points per game, and 5.1 assists per game lead the team and his second-place 7.9 rebounds per game are invaluable as well. Due to injuries in their backcourt, the Clippers have been starting Williams at point guard. The team has announced Blake Griffin will miss up to eight weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Given we can expect the Clippers to play at a pace slightly better than.500 with Griffin, they'd have to be close to even by the time he ...

Sport Arsene Wenger Denies Mesut Ozil Has Already Agreed To Join Barcelona
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Denies Mesut Ozil Has Already Agreed To Join Barcelona

It was also put to Wenger that he has substituted Alexandre Lacazette 10 times in the Premier League this season, but the manager insisted there is nothing untoward behind that statistic. "I watched their game against Manchester City; they didn't deserve to lose that game". "They're into the final year of their contract", he said. The England midfielder's career looked to be over after being loaned out to Bournemouth last season, however after some positive displays in the Europa League ...