by | December 24, 2017 | 21:56

After dropping hints in recent weeks , Serena Williams announced on Sunday that she'll be returning to tennis when she faces defending French Open champion Jelena Osapenko in an exhibition on December 30. After the annual men's invitational event has been rocked with three high profile withdrawals, the Mubadala World Tennis Championships welcomes Serena Williams back to the court in a first for the tournament.

by | December 24, 2017 | 18:20

There's a debate when it comes to whether teams lose from eschewing the tactics that get them the lead, but Liverpool was befuddled in the five-minute span that started moments after they took a 2-0 lead. "To be completely honest it could have been game over at half-time". Further struggles are now feared, with Arsenal in danger of losing key men such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as their contracts run down while the club continues to see domestic rivals outspend them on the very ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 17:07

Second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch is about 90 percent healthy after suffering a high-ankle sprain in late November, but the Broncos still don't want to put him on the field, according to The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala . "If you have a chink in your foundation, that affects you more. when your footwork is affected, whether it's stride length, left foot placement, balance, that's tougher on QBs".

by | December 24, 2017 | 16:36

The stakes were a little higher Wednesday night. "I'm exhausted of hearing, 'I made a mistake, ' or 'I didn't see it, '" said Harden, who also scored 51 points Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers , who snapped Houston's 14-game winning streak.

by | December 24, 2017 | 16:24

Portuguese journalist Jose Morgado quoted Sousa as saying Nadal "still isn't ready" to practice. Rumblings earlier this week that Rafael Nadal's knee was still giving him trouble seemed to emanate from a single Tweet containing third-hand information.

by | December 24, 2017 | 15:17

For the Robins' reward on one of the finest nights in their 123-year history was to set up the prospect of another when Guardiola's Manchester City , Europe's team of the moment, visit them in a last four, second leg tie in January. "In the first half we lacked the intensity that they had. We have been brilliant this season". But they played brilliantly, fought like this was the game of their lives, which it probably was, and I think a handsome day for football, because a team from a lower ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 14:37

But he conceded on Sunday there were several reasons it would have been a bad idea to bowl through the painful impediment. "It's quite humorous actually, they haven't taken 20 wickets in the series and we have, and they're having a crack at our depth", Starc said in Melbourne .

by | December 24, 2017 | 12:51

Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in as many starts but Mauricio Pellegrino's side failed to win for a sixth game in a row, heaping pressure on the Argentinian ahead of trips to Spurs and Manchester United. "I was a striker and I know Jonas was on the ball - so what you have to do is not touch him". The hosts went on to take the lead on 24 minutes when James Ward-Prowse 's corner was nodded on by Wesley Hoedt into the path of the unmarked Charlie Austin , who slotted home from ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 12:22

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since December 23, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Cullen Capital Management Llc increased The Travelers Companies Inc. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC's holdings in Noble Energy were worth $1,176,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Noble Energy Inc. had 95 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

by | December 24, 2017 | 11:05

In his absence, Shabazz Napier figures to see the biggest benefit in terms of minutes, while C.J. McCollum is likely to take on more of a burden offensively. Portland trailed for much of the first three quarters before outscoring the Lakers 51-43 in the second half to come away with the victory. The Trail Blazers twice pulled even with the Lakers in the second quarter but couldn't get the lead.

by | December 24, 2017 | 10:59

The official injury is a fractured metacarpal of his index finger, and he will miss six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. "I think offensively we have some guys that are trying to do the right thing and step up, but we have to make sure that we're continuing to play [unselfishly], and "stepping up" has to mean creating for others just the same".

by | December 24, 2017 | 09:07

Both teams have new coaches in Cuonzo Martin ( Missouri ) and Brad Underwood ( Illinois ) who have solid coaching resumes and are hoping to turn their respective programs around. "I know how good they can be", Porter said of his Mizzou teammates. "I'm proud of our guys", Underwood said. We had a very, very good week of practice and that was far and away our best half defensively of the year.

by | December 24, 2017 | 07:21

While the host nation can pick up to seven sports and Birmingham picked judo, table tennis, wrestling, gymnastics, diving, cycling and 3v3 basketball and chose to leave out shooting from their itinerary. That prompted an abridged bidding contest that soon came down to a head-to-head race for British government backing between Birmingham and Liverpool, which was won by the West Midlands city in September.

by | December 24, 2017 | 07:06

He's had concussions this season that caused him to sit out UCLA's November 3 game against Utah and the second half of the regular-season finale against Cal. Fielding questioning from media on Saturday in Phoenix, where the Cactus Bowl will be played, Rosen was asked whether he will play even if he does pass the protocol, given the chance of injury and his future National Football League prospects.

by | December 24, 2017 | 06:55

Minutes later, Suarez had the chance to double the score for Barcelona , but fired the ball into the outer part of the net from close range. Oh, and the Argentina forward also managed to create 200th Barca assist. England: Premier League leader Manchester City surged to a 17th successive victory with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in a 4-0 victory over visiting Bournemouth.

by | December 24, 2017 | 06:09

Swanson ranks fourth in school history with 3,557 career yards, as he amassed 583 previous year, 923 in 2015 and 732 as a freshman. Lamb, who eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing career mark, was named the offensive player of the game. He carried the ball 22 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns, allowing App State to control the game on the ground. The Rockets' most productive receiver has been Diontae Johnson, whose 72 catches have resulted in 1,257 yards with 13 touchdowns, and Jon'Vea ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:54

Pipe saw off Bernie Smith in his first-round match, setting up a prestigious second-round meeting with Phil Taylor, who is retiring after the tournament, in the process. But while he was taking aim, Pipe was coughing behind him, appearing to try and put him off his throw. But in its 25th edition, the night belonged to Taylor as he chalked up another victory at the event where he has reigned supreme, losing just 12 matches in 29 years of World Championship competition he looked capable of ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:42

Conte feels it is "a pity" if referee Lee Mason showed Morata a yellow card just for celebrating his stoppage-tie Carabao Cup victor against Bournemouth by putting the ball up his shirt - a tribute to the fact his wife is expecting a baby.

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:31

The QB doesn't want to talk about it. However, sources have told the Herald the relationship between Brady and Belichick has not been an issue, and Brady was asked about that as well. He was also allowed to fly on the team plane to road games had access to the sidelines at every game. Brady makes no secret of the influence Guerrero has on him, saying this week that Guerrero "has been a huge part of what I do" and is a "huge, huge reason" he is still playing at the age of 40.

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:22

However, UCLA used an 8-0 run to grab the early lead 15-11. He also made three out of six three-point attempts. UCLA's Aaron Holiday on the other hand was hot early knocking down from three-point range and scoring 10 points in the first half.

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:17

Hilton was broken up by Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady at Baltimore's 5-yard line. To combat those misfortunes, rookie Nate Hairston was called for two third-down penalties that extended the drive where the Ravens got what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.

by | December 24, 2017 | 03:12

With 21 rushing yards in this bowl game, Bradshaw will set a new service academy single-season record, breaking the previous mark held by Navy's Napoleon McCallum. Woolfolk ran for two touchdowns, and Ahmad Bradshaw and Andy Davidson ran for one each. Penny ran 81 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of the game.

by | December 24, 2017 | 02:41

Granted Monk only took over the then-newly relegated side in June, but, with Steve Gibson, Boro's owner, having pledged to "smash" the second tier en route to an immediate return to the Premier League , he was expected to make an instant impact.

by | December 24, 2017 | 02:27

Most recently, Enberg had worked for the San Diego Padres for seven seasons as the team's primary play-by-play television voice. And a year ago, I happened to catch a fantastic hour-long special about Enberg and his retirement that was shown on Fox Sports San Diego.

by | December 24, 2017 | 01:38

Specifically, Tar Heel basketball players (and other "student" athletes) were allegedly steered toward Department of African and Afro-American Studies courses which did not require regular attendance, offered flexible grading, had lax-to-nonexistent faculty oversight and required them to submit just one paper over the course of the semester.