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SU kicker Cole Murphy named 2017 Groza Award semi-finalist

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Auburn senior Daniel Carlson , a finalist for the Groza in both 2015 and 2016, is on the list for the third-straight season. The former walk-on converted on 14-straight field goal attempts - tied for the second-best streak in school history - before missing his first attempt at Florida State. Read More »

Damian Lillard hits game-winner to beat the Lakers

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Three minutes later, the Lakers led by six points, but the Blazers and Lakers stayed within touching distance for the remainder of the contest until Lillard's impossible shot dropped with 0.7 seconds remaining in the game and Kuzma's shot hit the front of the rim at the buzzer. Read More »

Bills Vs. Jets Week 9 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

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This may or may not be an exaggeration, but Thursday night's game is the Buffalo Bills' biggest matchup since the start of the playoff drought. They're one game away from matching their 2016 win total, doing so despite cutting several veteran starters from last year's team in a purge effort that convinced many the team was stealth-tanking for a top-caliber quarterback prospect. Read More »

Real Madrid lose in troubled Catalonia

Third keeper of the first team of Real Madrid , the charming son of Zinedine Zidane is unavailable for these next three months. "The defeat at Girona was on the back of four wins in the league, so they were doing OK, but there have been obvious problems", Balague said. Read More »

49ers WR out for season with neck injury

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Garcon had signed a five-year deal this offseason as a free agent that could be worth up to $47.5 million and was one of the few bright spots for a winless team that has been decimated by injuries. Among the 49ers' wide receivers and tight ends, Goodwin (69 catches), tight end Garrett Celek (62) and Robinson (60) have the most career receptions. Read More »

Nadal reaches quarter-finals of Paris quest

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Paris: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal got the better of South Korean Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4 to advance into the Paris Masters third round. Struggles on the Cuevas serve and a failure to take chances when they arrived made this a far more hard match for Nadal than it needed to be, but it is the Spaniard who goes on to face qualifier Filip Krajinovic in the last eight. Read More »

Attention LEGO® Lovers! Spend a Night at the LEGO House with Airbnb

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Winners will stay in a house where all items are constructed entirely from Lego. To enter, answer this question in 550 characters or less: "If you and your family had an infinite supply of Lego bricks, what would you build?" "We have unlimited bricks here, and in some ways it can be a bit challenging but it also liberates you to imagine something that is truly meaningful and expressive. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku Is Struggling To Score Because Of This One Player

Lukaku initially made a very strong start to life at Old Trafford and he has already netted seven times in the Premier League this season for Jose Mourinho's men following his transfer from Everton back in July. "They are missing a player to knit the team together", the Red Devils legend added. In the intervening four games he played from then to the October global break, Lukaku scored no less than five goals. Read More »

PGA Tour veterans are intrigued by Tiger Woods' latest comeback attempt

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The 14-time major champion, who has had four back operations in the past three years, has not played since withdrawing from February's Dubai Desert Classic. The show sees the ex-adult film star acting in a co-presenter role alongside former NBA All-Star basketball player Gilbert Arenas. "Because, like I said, he's good for the game of golf". Read More »

Pistons offer Jackson, 1st-round pick to Suns for Bledsoe

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Auburn Hills - The Detroit Pistons have gotten out to a 5-3 start, but that might not be stopping them from looking at opportunities to improve. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the front office did not believe Bledsoe's claim, adding that the point guard "won't be with us going forward". Read More »

Texans QB Deshaun Watson tears ACL in practice, done for season

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The injury reportedly happened on a non-contact play during the team's workout. The injury is bad news for the Texans , whose offense was thriving with Watson at quarterback. Watson had his best game yet in Week 8 as he dueled with Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks . Now with Watson out, Savage is back to being a starter, but the team needs a third QB. Read More »

2nd Test: West Indies clinch series despite Zimbabwe holding out for draw

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He hit 80 in the first innings, took 5-99 with the ball in West Indies' first innings, and then ensured Zimbabwe held out for a draw with another half-century on Day 5. Taylor perished at the hands of Gabriel, lbw to a quick full length delivery with the score on 23 for three and Ervine fell about 25 minutes after the drinks break, bowled by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo. Read More »

Angels, Justin Upton Agree to Five-Year Contract

The Angels re-signed Justin Upton to a five-year, $106-million contract on Thursday, extending the slugging left fielder's deal another year to keep him away from free agency. The Angels went into the offseason with two plans, one governing what they would do if Upton exercised his opt-out clause and one if he returned. Read More »

Florida to start graduate transfer QB Malik Zaire at Mizzou

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The Gators, 3-4, have broken the 30-point barrier just once this season and has failed to crack the 20-point mark in the last three games. The betting site Bovada released odds Tuesday for who will replace Jim McElwain as the Florida Gators' next coach.The odds: Dan Mullen (Mississippi State coach) 9/2Scott Frost (UCF coach) 5/1Willie Taggart (Oregon coach, former USF coach) 6/1Mike Norv. Read More »

Andrew Luck (shoulder) placed on Colts' Injured Reserve, won't play this season

Luck underwent shoulder surgery in January to fix a labrum issue that he played through for roughly two seasons. Colts general manager Chris Ballard made the announcement Thursday afternoon. The biggest thing doctors have told the Colts is to have patience with the rehab process, he said. "It's long-term and we said that". The next week, Luck was able to increase his workload a little bit by facing a live defense for the first time this year, as he took a few snaps as the scout team ... Read More »

$82M sitting on Cavs bench; Tristan Thompson out for a month

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Cleveland will now be without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, Thompson and reserve Iman Shumpert. Already in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Cavaliers will have to try to right the ship without Tristan Thompson. Whenever the Cavs find their rhythm, his ability to create second-chance points would be valuable. In his absence, it is likely Jae Crowder will be reinserted into the Cavs' starting lineup with power forward Kevin Love sliding to center. Read More »

Virat Kohli won't be punished for using walkie-talkie; here's why

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The International Cricket Council, in its rules, clearly state that no player would be allowed to use any digital device during a match. Having lost a closely fought first match by eight runs, Pakistan struggled from the outset, losing Ayesha Zafar, the opener, in the seventh over. Read More »

Auburn Suspends Austin Wiley, Danjel Purifoy After FBI Complaint

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The decision comes more than a month after Person's arrest. The complaint involved two unidentified Auburn players, which the school would not name. Purifoy averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in 29 games. Auburn hosts Barry at 7 p.m. CT. He also led the team in 3-pointers made with 59. Pearl has said throughout the preseason, prior to the news of Wiley and Purifoy sitting out indefinitely, that he expected to use a 10-man rotation this season. Read More »

Six Tottenham Hotspur players called up to England squad

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The worldwide break is bad and ridiculous, especially now that England have already qualified for next summer's World Cup. Swansea striker Tammy Abraham, who was also chased by the Nigerian FA, Liverpool defender Joe Gomez and Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek all received their first senior call, while Ashley Young, Danny Rose and Jamie Vardy also returned to the squad. Read More »

Red Sox hire Tony La Russa for executive role

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The Red Sox said La Russa will assist Dombrowski in all areas of baseball operations, including player development and consultation with the major and minor league coaching staffs. LaRussa was just 35 wins shy of John McGraw at No. 2 on the all-time list. Prior to serving in that role, he spent three seasons as the Diamondbacks' Chief Baseball Officer. Read More »

College Football Playoff National Championship coming to South Florida

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And Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and successfully hosted Super Bowl LI earlier this year at NRG Stadium. The victor will be announced December 5 at the National Football Foundation awards dinner and College Football Hall of Fame induction, and receive an additional $7,000 scholarship. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's form has been "dynamite", says Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp speaks after Liverpool overcame a pedestrian first half to beat Maribor 3-0. Klopp said: "I am sure he is greedy for more starting selections and of course that opportunity will come". 'I do want to specifically mention Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ' Klopp said. The next piece of action was all about Roberto Firmino , with some excellent skill earning Liverpool a penalty that they'd subsequently miss. Read More »

(DBD) is unchanged at $20.05 Diebold Nixdorf Reports 2017 Third…

Currently Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.6%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 0%. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.68 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $1.67. In related news, Director Gale S. Fitzgerald purchased 5,000 shares of Diebold, stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link . Read More »

New Zealand to kick off World Cup defence v Springboks

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After the South Africa clash, the All Blacks will have 10 days to recover before a run of three matches in 10 days - against qualifiers on Oct. 2 and Oct. Hosts Japan kick off the tournament against Europe's top qualifier. In his reaction to the match schedule draw, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said the opener against New Zealand will be a huge match in every sense. Read More »

David Unsworth in the dark as search for Everton boss goes on

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Shakespeare worked with Allardyce during his brief spell as England manager, and Margetson is now with his former club Crystal Palace . There are some within Goodison Park who still believe in Unsworth taking the job despite two defeats in his two games in charge - against Chelsea and Leicester - since taking over from Ronald Koeman. Read More »

Gordon Hayward confirms whether he will play for Boston Celtics this season

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The coach also said Hayward aided the coaching staff by providing information before recent wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs. Hayward said he has watched Boston's games, which he said was hard at first. "Our trainers, Art Horne and Brian Dolan, were there helping me, too". I owe it to all of them to find my way to contribute. Without Hayward, the Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with a 6-2 record. Read More »

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

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Could this be the season Izzo wins his second ring? It's something we've got to work on. Rounding out the top four seeds, in their minds, are Duke (No. Dantonio is less concerned about his team's resiliency. I think our guys enjoy playing, which I think that's a big thing as well. They are good. They protected (Trace) McSorley well, they opened up holes for Barkley and they're going to be a big challenge for us this week so we've got to bring it. Read More »

Lionel Messi Produces One Of The Misses Of The Season — Watch

The good news is that he's more than capable of doing so. Last week, it released an image of an ISIS fighter and a bomb carrying the group's flag in front of Volgograd Arena, which is one of the tournament venues. You couldn't blame the five-time Ballon d'Or for wanting the set-piece all for himself considering the form he's in. However, ISIS was successful in targeting an international friendly match between France and Germany in 2015. Read More »

CAF AWARDS: Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong, Junior Ajayi nominated

The award ceremony is slated for January 4, 2018 in Ghana capital Accra. In September, the 24-year-old was also named Best Player of the fourth round of Africa's 2018 World Cup qualifying after hitting a hat-trick against Congo. Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who plays for South African club Mamelodi Sundowns, is among 30 nominees for the Africa-based Player of the Year, an award he won last year. Read More »

New engine proposals revealed

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Representatives of the global automobile Federation ( FIA ) and the holder of trading rights are met, Tuesday, in Paris, to present a plan for the future engines. But the design and the development will not be possible before 2019, which means that the teams will use the models of current engines in the next year. Read More »

Coleman unsure of Wales future ahead of 'the final that never was'

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Coleman's current deal expires after the friendlies in November and he admits he is no closer to knowing whether he will be kept on or if the FAW will decide to bring in someone new. "But I'll only go back to that if things are right". Maybe not all parties will agree but that's my take. Is the structure and facilities good to take us forward?' So it's not just me personally. Read More »

Alabama ranked No. 2 in initial CFP rankings behind Georgia

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College Football Playoff Selection Committee chair Kirby Hocutt said it was the "most passionate discussion" he's had in two-plus years. The winners will meet in the national championship game on January 8 in Atlanta. They also could end up facing each other in the conference championship game too. The SEC had five teams in the top 25, with Georgia and Alabama joined by Auburn at No. Read More »

Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated By NFL; Eligible To Return In December

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However, there are no guarantees he will ever get on the field. He will be on the Commissioner's Exempt list until the Browns decide whether to activate him or not. Gordon was denied reinstatement by the National Football League in April of 2016. It's basically impossible to know what the Browns can expect from Gordon if he returns. Read More »

Papa John's blames kneeling National Football League players on slumping sales

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NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem more than a year ago - starting with a protest against racial inequality and police brutality by Colin Kaepernick , then the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers . Discussing a tangible drop in sales, Schnatter was adamant that 'the national anthem protests have been. hurting business'. "The controversy is polarizing the customer, polarizing the country", Schnatter said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger doubts Arsenal will move for Thomas Lemar during January window

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Arsenal have plenty of good midfielders - at least as many as England do - and Wenger hopes that Wilshere can prove himself again at the worldwide level. "I must say he's 100 per cent a professional player". "He's completely treated like any other player for three weeks". Arsenal have made a flawless start to their Europa League campaign with three straight wins and can secure a place in the knockout phase with two Group H games to spare with a win. Read More »

Duke Tops AP Preseason Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on January 20, 1949, and hasn't missed a week since.The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. Duke had three players leave school early, but coach Mike Krzyzewski restocked the Blue Devils with another stellar recruiting class. The 2017 cycle was headlined by Marvin Bagley III, the nation's No. Read More »

Rafael Nadal secures year-end No 1 spot after remarkable 2017 season

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Rafael Nadal ensured he will end the 2017 season ranked as the world No1 after a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Chung Hyeon at the Paris Masters. The 16-time Grand Slam champion did not have it all his own way in a see-sawing first set in which he and Chung exchanged two breaks apiece before Nadal broke to love in the final game. Read More »

Taco Bell offers free tacos after stolen base in World Series

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Thanks to Astros player Cameron Maybin for stealing a base in Game 2 of the World Series, everyone in the U.S. gets a free Doritos Locos Taco! Of course, Maybin celebrated the moment afterwards on Twitter with a gif of Oprah. Just show up. Photo credit: Taco Bell . No purchase is necessary; limit one taco per person. That earned him the admiration of his teammates and a free taco for you. Read More »

Manchester United's sweet 16 as Chelsea and Celts hit sour note

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It's more money for the club because every victory means money. The specialists are free to comment so let them comment. We changed a lot of players and broke the dynamic of the team we played a kid from the academy [Scott McTominay]. "The penalty taker for this match was Martial, he took one in the first half and missed". "I think they [Martial and Rashford] won the penalties but I think it's not the right word". Read More »