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Messi denied against Valencia in goal-line controversy

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Alba struck eight minutes from time to earn Barca a point in a crunch clash, with his strike cancelling out an opener from Rodrigo on the hour mark. Barcelona remain as the La Liga leaders with a four-point advantage over Valencia in second, with both unbeaten after 13 La Liga fixtures. Read More »

Mom-and-pop shops shine on Small Business Saturday

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The initiative is meant to help local store owners and small business owners. "They are providing jobs, creating products and developing services that drive our nation and the state of IL towards economic growth". In Hartselle, Melissa Bright, owner of Whinny Wisdom Equine Country Gift Shop on Main Street, said customer traffic was steady in her store on what the town calls Shop Small Saturday. Read More »

Sri Lanka 145/8, trail by 260 runs at lunch on Day 4

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Sri Lanka have lost eight wickets as they suffered another second innings collapse. Replying to the visitors' meagre first innings total of 205, the hosts declared their first innings closed at 610 for 6 during the post-Tea session on the third day today. Read More »

Formula 1 unveils new logo at season finale in Abu Dhabi

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Even the pay broadcaster Sky is now in talks with Liberty Media, with that deal as well as the one with free-to-air network RTL running out after Sunday's Abu Dhabi grand prix . Sean Bratches, Formula One's MD, said the new logo shows the broader transformation occurring in the sport, as its owner, United States media conglomerate Liberty Media, attempts to widen the sport's appeal and "lead it into a digital future". Read More »

Raiders' Amari Cooper leaves game with concussion after taking hit

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Click on the video above to watch as a mass brawl erupts between the two AFC West rivals, with a tussle between Crabtree and Talib at the heart of it . Paxton Lynch generated no points and one restrictive boot. Holton had a 47-yard catch on a deep throw to set up Oakland's third touchdown and Patterson had a 54-yard, catch-and-run on a late third down that allowed Oakland to run out the clock. Read More »

Gulfport native Matt Luke named permanent Ole Miss head coach

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Luke was not considered the leading candidate for the job when he interviewed Friday at noon, but there were more talks, and things changed over the weekend. The Rebels went 6-6 in 2017 under Luke's direction, including a 31-28 victory over Mississippi State in last week's Egg Bowl. A former center for the Rebels from 1995-98, Luke had also coached at Ole Miss from 2002-05, serving as the tight ends and offensive line coach for now-Duke coach David Cutcliffe. Read More »

Where Alabama stands heading into latest College Football Playoff rankings

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For now, the Crimson Tide can only look to read the tea leaves of the Amway Coaches Poll and Associated Press top 25 released Sunday as Alabama dropped to No. Outside of that, they may need some help. Ohio State's argument is tough, having both great wins but a bad loss. There are some big names in this group, and none are bigger than Alabama. Read More »

Collegiate School's Wilton Speight departing from MI football

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In three years at Michigan, Harbaugh is 1-5 against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State and has yet to reach a conference title game. Speight missed most of this season after fracturing three vertebrae in his neck and upper back during a September 23 game against Purdue. Read More »

Barrett bags World Rugby award double

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Earlier in the evening, Barrett presented World Rugby's Breakthrough Player of the Year award to his 20-year-old All Blacks team-mate Ioane. Barrett beat global team mate Rieko Ioane, England's British and Irish Lions duo Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje and Australia fullback Israel Folau to the award. Read More »

Cowboys Roster Shuffle Says Goodbye To McFadden, Hello To Run-Stop DL

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The team has made a decision to release kicker Mike Nugent after fellow kicker Dan Bailey returned to the team and proved his health in practice, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News . The Cowboys may not even be dressing him considering the way things have gone for Darren McFadden . And veteran Datone Jones , a former first-round pick, is being brought aboard as a street free agent, as first noted by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . Read More »

Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib fight in Raiders-Broncos game

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On a second-and-6 play from the Raiders' 24-yard line in the Raiders' second possession of the game, Crabtree blocked Talib during a 5-yard run by Marshawn Lynch . Crabtree didn't have his helmet on, but he was still willing to fight Talib. Talib and Crabtree had moments in last season's two meetings when they were close to a confrontation, including when Talib ripped a necklace off Crabtree during a game . Read More »

Arizona State fires Graham after six seasons

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Per Wolken, the 52-year-old Graham has a $12 million buyout clause in his contract. In his first three seasons, he was 28-12, but in his final three seasons he went just 18-19. A press conference is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. local time Sunday in which Anderson will give more detail about his decision. Graham brought a noteworthy track record to Arizona State back in 2012, predominantly his stint as the head coach of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane from 2007 to 2010. Read More »

Falcons WR Julio Jones dominates Buccaneers

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Will they find their first conference win of the season and extend that winning streak to 3-0? Jones lit up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the tune of 13 catches for 252 yards to go with 2 touchdowns. He also had a 15-yard run, with his 268 total yards a huge chunk of the Falcons' season-high 516 total offensive yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Read More »

Tennessee reportedly closing in on hiring Greg Schiano to replace Butch Jones

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Stay with News 2 on air and online for updates. Schiano now is in his second season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State . The Vols are expected to make an official announcement later Sunday. Schiano first rose to national prominence as coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2000s. Tennessee (4-8, 0-8 SEC) ended its season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt. Read More »

Mourinho Reveals One Problem With Pogba

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Lukaku joined the Red Devils from Everton and has been in rater fine form since his debut. "I just think Lukaku was phenomenal in his effort to fight for the ball". "I know what it is like being an established player identifying new threats to your place". The win means United have closed the gap on league leaders Manchester City to five points - who travel to Huddersfield on Sunday - and have now won all 10 games they've played at home so far this season. Read More »

Davis Cup final: Lucas Pouille gives France tenth title

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But the efforts of Goffin, who won both of his singles' rubbers, were to prove immaterial thanks to Pouille's heroics. The triumph ends a 16-year wait for Davis Cup glory for France who had previously suffered final heartbreak in 2002, 2010 and 2014. Read More »

Thamel: Dan Mullen targeted to be next head coach at Florida

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Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen is reportedly mulling an opportunity to join the Gators with a decision likely to come Sunday, according to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel . Mullen is a noted quarterback tutor, as his protégées include Alex Smith , Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott . In 2010, Mississippi State earned its first No. Read More »

Bairstow under probe for alleged headbutt on Bancroft

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No police report has been filed as of yet and it remains to be seen if the incident will be reviewed by the European Central Bank. However, both players engaged in verbal exchanges during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane this week. But he was one of three England players fined by the European Central Bank in the wake of a night out in Bristol that saw Ben Stokes arrested for alleged assault. Read More »

Packers Second Screen: at Steelers

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Adams is Hundley's favorite target with 20 receptions over the past three games, but the running game has been weakened by injuries to Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones, who both did not practice Wednesday. Their offence is clicking into gear, their defence has been good all season, and the Packers are struggling to run or pass. Martinez leads the Packers with 84 tackles. Read More »

European Central Bank to investigate Bairstow headbutt claims

While nobody was said to be hurt in the incident it sparked heated confrontations on the field between Australian players and Bairstow, while he was batting in the second innings of the first Test in Brisbane on Sunday. "Not drinking between matches is just sensible". If a third England player (after Stokes and Alex Hales) is shown to have been involved in any sort of violent incident while in a social environment, it would raise questions about the culture and management of the England squads. Read More »

Alabama plays 3-on-5 basketball after fight, ejections and injury

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The Crimson Tide packed tight into a 1-2 zone on defense, and played loose on offense, spreading the floor in a way only possible due to all the newly empty space. From then on the Golden Gophers steadied to secure the victory. Despite all that, Alabama trailed 83-80 with 1:32 remaining before ultimately losing by five. Read More »

We Struggled To Find Spaces Against Feyenoord - Pep Guardiola

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Yet with Guardiola on his case there is not much chance of Sterling taking time out to reflect on what is certain to be his best campaign. The England global has equalled his best ever tally for a campaign with 11 goals from his 17 appearances this season - one more than City strikers Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero . Read More »

Knicks to be without Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter vs. Rockets

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The other Knicks frontcourt starter - Enes Kanter - also sat in Houston because of back problems, and he was noticeably favoring his side while walking through the locker room pregame. "Everybody has to step it up in cases like this". NY (10-8) is coming off a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Hawks in which the Knicks led by 17 in the first quarter but faltered thereafter. Read More »

Town Business: Warriors overcome 14-point first quarter deficit to beat Pelicans

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Once the game started, though, Bell's mood changed. Chicago is 29th in the league in scoring at an average of 94.4 points and is about to finish its four-game road trip against a Golden State squad that leads the league in scoring (116.4). Along with Golden State's super-shooting combo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson , Durant the Warriors' super trio combined for 83 total points in their first meeting this season at the Smoothie King Center. Read More »

Warriors 110, Pelicans 95 — Postgame recap

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Golden State held a nine-point lead going into the fourth but Curry started getting himself going on offense and helped pace a 12-2 run that push the Warriors' lead up to 99-83 with 7:42 remaining. They do not have a defense that could hold New Orleans (11-9) to a 41 percent mark from the field, center DeMarcus Cousins and force 17 turnovers. Their reserves outscored New Orleans', 34-10. Read More »

Baker Mayfield, No. 4 Oklahoma blast West Virginia

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Mayfield entered the game after that and Oklahoma was off to the races. Mayfield was also benched for the start of the game - a benching that lasted a whopping two plays thanks to Kyler Murray's excellence. NOTES: Oklahoma RG Dru Samia was ejected early in the second quarter after being called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. For West Virginia, Chris Chugunov played at quarterback for the injured Will Grier and hit 10-of-20 passes for 137 yards. Read More »

No. 9 Ohio State beats MI despite losing JT Barrett to injury

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Michigan will wait to learn what bowl game they will be playing in after finishing the season in fourth place in the Big Ten East with losses to Ohio State , Michigan State, and Penn State (and Wisconsin ). Ohio State - who was forced to turn to backup Dwayne Haskins after Barrett suffered a knee injury - continued to move the ball. Instead of having the ball at the OSU 34, the Buckeyes punted, and the Wolverines started at their own 23 with 2:02 remaining. Read More »

Lamar Jackson, Louisville get in fight against Kentucky

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Despite Louisville's struggles, Lamar Jackson is still playing elite football. Jackson managed 34 more yards than the Kentucky offense in the loss. After fighting to the one-yard line, Jackson didn't appreciate a bump from a Kentucky player, so he proceeded to shove him. Benches cleared and players exchanged shoves in several smaller skirmishes but Jackson, Jones and two others remained in the contest after being penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. Read More »

Wizards John Wall to Miss Two Weeks With Knee Discomfort, Inflammation

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The Wizards say the injury occurred November 7 when Wall banged knees against the Mavericks , but he's been playing through the injury since it occurred. Wall missed the start of the 2012-13 season with a knee injury and had offseason surgery on both of his knees after the 2015-16 season. Without Wall, the Wizards will need even more consistency from Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Read More »

Mike Riley out as Nebraska coach after three seasons

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The rumors surrounding Mike Riley's future as head coach of the Huskers started when the school fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst in September citing a lack of on-field success. "I expect to find a leader for our football program that will put our student-athletes in a position to compete for championships and grow as young men", Moos said in a statement. Read More »

Jose Mourinho explains why he dropped Henrikh Mkhitaryan last week

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Supporters were delighted to see Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial starting together for Manchester United's comprehensive victory over Newcastle last week, with Mkhitaryan's absence allowing for both to make the starting XI. The Armenian global has not been able to perform as well as he used to do for Dortmund and it will not be shocking to see him leave next summer. However, after Pogba picked up an injury in the middle of September, the performances of Mkhitaryan took an ... Read More »

Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

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Hampshire's Vince averaged only 19 when he played seven Tests in 2016, so was something of a surprise selection when recalled for this tour to fill England's problem number three position. The spinner bowled beautifully throughout his spells, though he was unlucky not to pick Vince's wicket as wicketkeeper Tim Paine dropped him on 68. But otherwise he made his own before it ran out when he was run out on 83. Read More »

United & Liverpool Legends Agree Chelsea Star Is World Class

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Chelsea might have recorded a comfortable 4-0 Champions League Group C win over Qarabag yesterday morning (Singapore time), but manager Antonio Conte is anything but resting easy. Two of Palace's last three matches have had fewer than 2.5 goals, which is what the total is for a match that seems likely to end 1-0 or 1-1. "I think Man City are going to go on and win it and they have opened up a gap and deservedly so". Read More »

Kelvin Gastelum Flattens Michael Bisping with Vicious First Round Knockout

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It was the biggest win of the former-Ultimate Fighter winner's career and a true step towards establishing himself firmly within the 185lb title picture. For now, Gastelum can celebrate a hugely impressive knockout victory. Afterwards, Gastelum called out interim champion Robert Whittaker. Michael Bisping was knocked out in the first round in his second UFC headline fight in 21 days. Read More »

Texas Tech Holds Off UT Longhorns to Reach Bowl Eligibility

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And who could forget then-Arkansas coach ( pour one out ) Bret Bielema doing it during a pre-Texas Bowl (the " borderline erotic " one) photo opportunity with Longhorns coach Charlie Strong? Texas Tech made the somewhat surprising decision to start sophomore McLane Carter at quarterback instead of fifth-year senior Nic Shimonek . Read More »

Burnley v Arsenal preview: Gunners look to build on Tottenham win

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The Gunners have won their last six meetings in all competitions against the Clarets , including the last two at Turf Moor in the Premier League by a 1-0 scoreline. Arsenal's recent matches against Burnley haven't exactly produced a catalogue of sensational goals, but Laurent Koscielny's controversial winning effort at Turf Moor last season certainly sticks in the memory for different reasons. Read More »

Vijay ton powers India to 185-1 at tea

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Vijay had his share of luck on his individual score of 45 in the first session of play when he miscued a Dilruwan Perera delivery to mid-off which skipper Dinesh Chandimal, running back failed to grab. Pujara was typically poised at the other end, mostly leaving the deliveries outside his off-stump and offering a dead bat in defence. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne, on 21, and Angelo Mathews, on one, were batting at the break. Read More »

Bale returns to Real Madrid training

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Benzema has lost his place in the France national team, although that is not really down to things on the pitch, and he is not exactly banging them in at club level either. Real coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed the Wales worldwide is now back with the rest of his first-team squad and trained pain-free in the build up to Real's home clash with Malaga on Saturday. Read More »

Comparing me to Nawaz is like comparing me to Sultana daku: Imran

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Nayyar Bukhari said that PML-N members are annoyed by Nawaz Sharif's policies and raising voices against PML-N stance on different issues. "Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the current political situation of the country". "Nawaz Sharif is seeking help from Asif Zardari for democracy and a constitutional amendment, not for himself". First Women Bank was launched by Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and she also established separate police stations manned by the women for women, the ... Read More »

Hughton: Of course we can beat Manchester United

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And they will be intent on bouncing back with a win on Saturday. Manchester United can't afford to give up points at home to many teams, Brighton can play spoiler after having more rest than United . "Paul is still on this process where he can not reach the fatigue limit". "So far we've fared well this season and we'll have to play at a good-enough level to do so again". Read More »

Conte calls for clarity from Chelsea on Courtois deal

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Should Chelsea fail to convince Courtois to sign a new contract before the end of the season, then they will face the dilemma of either having to listen to offers for the Belgian or allowing him to enter his final year and risk eventually losing him on a free transfer. Read More »

David Moyes demands more of the same from Hammers star Marko Arnautovic

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Leicester were made to pay for an inability to make the most of their early dominance when West Ham scored their first goal under former Everton , Manchester United and Sunderland manager Moyes on the stroke of half time. "They stuck at it and in the end we might have just nicked it". If they haven't done it before they've now set the standard. The visitors also have a new manager in charge with Puel having taken over from Craig Shakespeare, though Moyes does not expect to see any ... Read More »

Bielema Out At Arkansas

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Cromer Peoples told Bielema of his firing in the coach's office next to the visitor's locker room in Razorback Stadium, which Arkansas is using this season as its home while the stadium undergoes a $160-million renovation. Bielema, whose salary before bonuses is $4.2 million this year, is owed a substantial buyout for the remaining three years on his contract, which was extended to December 31, 2020 in early 2015. Read More »

Australia thrash Fiji 54-6 to reach World Cup final

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Australia will play either Tonga or England in next week's final at Suncorp Stadium. When these two countries met in the World Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium four years ago, the Kangaroos triumphed 64-0. Australia can not afford to be complacent and take it easy this week, with Fiji already proving their credentials after disposing of the second-ranked New Zealand Kiwis in the quarter-finals. Read More »