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Maple Leafs defeat Sharks in six-round shootout

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Kadri managed to rip a large chunk of hair out of Thornton's beard as they were tangled up during the fight. Joe Thornton's pre-playoff beard delivered bad karma halfway through the regular season. "I thought we did lots of really good things", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. Dillon tied it with 52 seconds left in the first. "We're good with this team at picking up each other if someone makes a mistake". Read More »

Ashley Young could face ban for Tadic clash

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Young lashed out at Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic when marking him on a corner, elbowing him in the stomach in the 51st minute of the second half. Also on Saturday, Naughton appeared to tread on the leg of Watford's Stefano Okaka in Swansea's 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. Young will be suspended for the games against Everton in Monday, Derby County (in the FA Cup) and Stoke. Read More »

Matthew Stafford throws 3 TD passes; Lions beat Packers in finale

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Green Bay started the game by recovering an onside kick, only to turn the ball over on a deflected interception while marching on the opening drive. They did take a 3-0 lead on Mason Crosbys 41-yard field goal late in the first quarter, but Detroit tied it on the ensuing possession and took control in the second quarter. Read More »

Harry Kane doubtful for Spurs' trip to Swansea due to illness

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He's at home, the doctor was at his house. "Will he be fit to face Swansea? I would modestly say no", Wenger admitted, when asked about Kane's remarkable feat on Wednesday. "From day one, when he started to play here at Tottenham and achieve all he has achieved, not one other young player of his age - not Cristiano Ronaldo, not [Frank] Lampard, not [Wayne] Rooney. Read More »

Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale

Tampa Bay had rallied for a fourth-quarter lead, only to see the Saints grab the lead back. Although the Buccaneers are currently 4-11 and have endured back-to-back losses for five straight game, they are still playing hard despite their devastating record and now that the franchise has confirmed that Koetter will be returning next season, the Bucs won't have any distractions this afternoon which means they could pull off an incredible upset. Read More »

Jack Del Rio fired after loss to Chargers, 6-10 season

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Del Rio led Oakland to a 6-10 season this year after going 12-4 last year and making the playoffs for the first time since 2002. The Oakland Raiders are expected to pursue former Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden with a lucrative offer that could include an ownership stake in the team, multiple outlets reported Sunday. Read More »

Dirk Koetter will be Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in 2018

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According to NBC's Pro Football Talk , "there's a growing sense" that the current NFL broadcaster will return to Tampa Bay. Koetter is 13-18 in his two seasons as head coach but has been instrumental in the progress of third year quarterback Jameis Winston . Read More »

UFC hopes to have Conor McGregor back summer 2018

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To make matters worse, he hasn't even stepped foot inside the Octagon to compete since November 2016, with no set timetable on when (or if) he will. It was hoped that McGregor would return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 219 to defend his title and see 2017 out in style but discussions on that were given the kibosh after his ill-advised antics at a Bellator event in Dublin. Read More »

Chiefs Will Start QB Patrick Mahomes On Sunday

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He hasn't played a single National Football League snap since going to Kansas City, but has excellent teachers around him in Smith and Reid. Despite a lack of playing time this season, Mahomes says that he's become a better player while serving in a backup role. Read More »

James Harrison Signs with New England Patriots

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The Patriots finish the regular season on Sunday, December 31 at home against the New Jets. The New England Patriots have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, according to ESPN and Harrison's Facebook Page . Read More »

Father, daughters among 5 dead in United States plane crash

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Also killed on Sunday were two of Shannon's daughters, Olivia Shannon , 24, and Victoria Shannon Worthington , 26, as well as Worthington's husband, Peter Worthington, 27. The Republican ran for state representative in 2014, but lost in the primary to Colleen Burton, who still holds the office. Shannon was making a 45- to 60-minute flight for day trip to the Florida Keys, the sheriff said. Read More »

Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong

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The only thing that will allow Houston to keep it close is if the Steelers get up big and take their foot off the gas they could let the Texans creep back into it to pull within two touchdowns. After one play in the second quarter and eight plays in the third - including his first career pass attempt and completion - Heinicke left the game to be evaluated for a possible concussion and did not return. Read More »

LeBron James Talks About Enjoying Christmas Games At Staples Center

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He's been here. He's been doing it at a high level for so long. He's one of the best players that we have in the world, and he's proven that over and over again. With the Cleveland Cavs gearing up to the play the Golden State Warriors in the Bay Area on Monday, LeBron FaceTime'd in with his family so he could be a part of the gift-opening on Christmas Day! "We're still trying to continue to put things together and put pieces together", James said. Read More »

Hat-trick hero Kane joins Shearer, chases Messi

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Kane began the afternoon on 33 strikes for the year, with his hat-trick seeing his tally also surpass Thierry Henry's 34 goals throughout 2004, and Robin van Persie's 35 in 2011. Insisting Alli hadn't dived, Kane said: "I thought Dele Alli played great today". The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 - equalling the record Shearer set in 1995. Read More »

Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

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The emails included one that used a vulgar term for female genitalia to refer to past Miss America winners , one that wished that a particular former Miss America had died and others that speculated about how many sex partners another former Miss America has had. Read More »

South Florida scores late TD to outlast Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl

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Quinton Flowers put together another terrific performance for the Bulls, who scored a 46-39 win over SC in the same bowl game previous year. Vasher finished his second season in Lubbock with 24 catches for 461 yards and five TDs. Shimonek was put into the Texas game in the fourth quarter and led the Red Raiders to a victory. In response, the Tech defense forced USF to go three-and-out by putting pressure on Flowers and making him throw it away on third and eight. Read More »

At least four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border firing

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The Indian army named the dead officer as Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, while the injured soldiers as Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh of 16 Corps, Defence spokesperson Colonel NN Joshi confirmed. Defence spokesman in Jammu said, "An officer and three jawans were martyred as the Pakistan Army indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation". However, among the injured, three soldiers including the major succumbed later, the spokesman said, adding the soldiers manning the fence ... Read More »

FA did not punish Mourinho for his words about Manchester City players

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Ibrahimovic, 36, suffered a serious knee injury in April, but Mourinho believes the Swede is ready to make his return to the United starting line-up when they take on Leicester on Saturday. City boss Lee Johnson, meanwhile, called up goalkeeper Luke Steele - a regular Carabao Cup starter this season - instead of Frank Fielding, but the Robins were otherwise unchanged following a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest five days ago. Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits unpredictability of Liverpool rotation makes preparation "difficult"

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The England worldwide will desperately want to be involved against his former club Arsenal , live on Sky Sports Premier League on Friday night, and Klopp is expecting a hard test for his fourth-placed Reds. Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of four changes made by Klopp for the visit to Bournemouth as the German continued his recent policy of rotating his squad with a busy festive period of fixtures looming. Read More »

NFL Predictions: Will Falcons cover Spread vs. Bucs on MNF? 12/18/17

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The Falcons will have to play another NFC South rival on the road in Week 16. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said it was predictable that the division race wouldn't be decided until late December. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers doing the same city favor tonight might this game isn't Tampa Bay but the Bucs are just a disaster right now. After being pulled last week against the Detroit Lions, it was thought by at least some, the team would continue to split work between he and second-year back Peyton ... Read More »

Browns look for first win of season against Ravens

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The Cleveland Browns had been hanging with the Baltimore Ravens for much of Sunday's game. Four turnovers, including one that ended in a touchdown gave Baltimore great field position and essentially ensured points. Maclin caught one pass for 22 yards in the first half and did not play after that. Linebacker Terrell Suggs was responsible for the pressure that forced Kizer to overthrow his target, allowing an easy interception for safety Eric Weddle . Read More »

Antoine Griezmann blasted by fans for dressing up as black basketball player

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The shocking photo comes as a bombshell report linked Griezmann with a blockbuster move to Spanish rivals Barcelona . "I think that with the arrivals of Costa and Vitolo we will be stronger". It leaves the door open for Griezmann, 26, who has been attracting attention from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. Well, our prediction that Antoine Griezmann's apology was only moments away was initially so wide of the mark it might as well have been playing for Ireland against Griezmann. Read More »

Packers should shutdown Aaron Rodgers

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He completed 27 of 45 passes for 287 yards, but the Packers (7-7) saw the their postgame aspirations crippled. Rodgers, 34, missed seven games. Expecting Aaron Rodgers to return from his eight-week layoff and be the same ol' Rodgers with his surgically repaired collarbone would be a stretch. Read More »

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis Plans To Leave Team Following The 2017 Season

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Lewis came to the Bengals as the ninth coach in franchise history after serving as defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins (2002) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001). "We all realize that when you sign up for these jobs, the thing is it's not forever", Lewis told reporters earlier this week . He's compiled a record of 123-111, making the NFL Playoffs seven times, including five seasons in a row from 2011-2015. Read More »

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp cool on Mohamed Salah's red-hot form

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Despite that, Liverpool made a bright start and nearly took the lead after 11 minutes when Coutinho's curling free-kick came back off the upright. He is a very important player for us, like all of the others. "We scored a fantastic first goal... we could have scored more". Bournemouth played into Liverpool's hands by taking on the visitors and leaving space behind its back four for the likes of Salah and Firmino to exploit. Read More »

Kevin Gorman's Take 5: Patriots steal one from Steelers

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The Steelers receiver, who earlier in the game became the first receiver in National Football League history with five straight 100-reception seasons, was helped off the field without putting any pressure on his left leg. They need Hogan to get back and/or Britt to get caught up to speed more down the stretch. The Steelers linebacker, who suffered a spinal injury against the Bengals in Week 13, was in a suite for the Steelers' game against the Patriots on Sunday at Heinz Field. Read More »

Kristaps Porzingis Net Worth 2017: How Much Is Porzingis Worth Today?

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The Knicks will likely rely on Michael Beasley at the power forward spot if Porzingis can not play, which would be a significant downgrade in the high-profile showdown with Anthony. "It's not like I was there a season or two seasons". He said he felt his knee "buckle a little" while making a second-quarter pass. Porzingis said after Thursday's game - in which the Knicks beat the Nets - that he did not think his injury was serious. Read More »

Rudy Gobert Injury Update

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Rudy Gobert has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his tibia and is expected to be sidelined for one month, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo. Gobert limped when he tried to walk under his own power. The Jazz have already played without Rudy Gobert once this season. Favors later exited the game after suffering a laceration over his left eye following an incidental elbow from Celtics guard Jaylen Brown. Read More »

Ducks Look To Finish Strong vs Boise State

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So, in the span of 30 seconds, Boise State went from potentially taking a 31-0 lead into halftime, to taking a 31-7 lead into halftime, to slinking away to the locker room with a 24-14 lead against Oregon . Quarterback Brett Rypien has thrown for over 2500 yards this season to go with 14 touchdowns. In fairness to Cristobal, Myerberg did list some reasons why the hire might work: Cristobal's revival of the FIU program, his tenure on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama, his recruiting success at ... Read More »

Conor McGregor says he wants 'MMA next' instead of boxing

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Showtime said in a statement that global revenues, including ticket sales , sponsorship and worldwide distribution, Mayweather and McGregor had exceeded $600 million. "It's a very winnable fight [against Conor McGregor], and there's a lot of money to be made from it". It wouldn't be a fair fight, unless Manny fought by their rules too, which would make it fair. Read More »

Five things to watch for when the Gunners host Newcastle

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The midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, will be out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to hear anything from his manager. "I'm happy. I said before that I was happy, I was just waiting for my opportunity". Man City have so far looked unstoppable, having gone unbeaten in their opening 17 games of the Premier League campaign. Read More »

Chelsea to replace Conte with Ancelotti in summer

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that his team will continue fighting for the Premier League title despite 14 points separating the Blues from league leaders Manchester City. Conte warned Europe from the destructive team Man City is building, saying, "We must pay great attention - not only in England - because Man City is building a strong team to lead in Europe". Read More »