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Pursuing Ohtani, Mariners deal for bonus money

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Shohei Ohtani had no interest in signing with the Twins , so they are using global bonus money to trade for young prospects from teams in the Ohtani sweepstakes. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft out of Long Beach State and signed for a $300,000 bonus. The other four finalists - the Chicago Cubs , Los Angeles Dodgers , San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants - are restricted during this global signing period to no more than $300,000 in any individual signing bonus. Read More »

Former NFL quarterback Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment

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According to the lawsuit, Haskell was Moon's executive assistant and traveled with him on numerous business trips. After 17 years in the NFL, Moon was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 . Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Moon is now a radio announcer for the Seattle Seahawks and his No. 1 was retired by the Titans, formerly the Houston Oilers. Read More »

Steve Alford 'surprised' LiAngelo Ball leaving, defends himself, UCLA

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The famed UCLA men's basketball program flew overseas to Shanghai, China to kick off their 2017-2018 season. In a new interview with TODAY , Ball said that his stay in China's jail was "horrible". Alford said neither LaVar nor LiAngelo spoke to him about the decision to quit the team and leave school. In the tweet, Trump criticized Ball as being ungrateful of what he did for his son and the two other freshmen. Read More »

Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record

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Besiktas are yet to taste defeat in the competition this season and speaking after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Leipzig, Tosun said he would like to draw the German champions. The Blues also can't play another English team in the Round of 16. Barcelona's possible opponents: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea , Shakhtar Donetsk and Oporto. Read More »

Giants, Marlins put public onus on Giancarlo Stanton if deal falls through

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It makes sense, too. Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton . Nearly all of them have revolved around the Giants, Cardinals, and Dodgers and the likelihood of each team acquiring the Miami slugger. They'd like to get under that that bar at some point, so as to reset their penalty clock (the penalties get steeper the more consecutive years ... Read More »

Roger Goodell finally signs contract extension with NFL

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Despite the best efforts of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones , NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the league. Blank is a member of the committee and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons. "I'm gonna come after you with everything I have", Jones said on a conference call last month after the league handed Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Read More »

Some of our boys are also not used to Delhi pollution: Dhawan

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Similar complaints were made by the Lankan test players on Sunday while fielding before they left the ground halting the game before lunch time. Earlier in November, while the Delhi-NCR faced "severe-plus or emergency" air quality situation that calls for implementation of Odd-Even scheme under GRAP, the NGT directed the Delhi government to implement the road rationing scheme without any exemptions for two-wheelers and women drivers. Read More »

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for one game

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What changed or led Reid to this decision is not clear, but it is obvious that the Chiefs have an identity problem - especially on defense. The frustration from the rise to a 5-0 start, and the fall to 6-6, has resulted in several meltdowns throughout the season. Read More »

United States calls on Yemen's warring factions to re-energize talks

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From the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he has been in self-imposed exile for most of the war, Hadi tried on Monday to rally Saleh's allies to keep up the fight against the Houthis. The International Committee of the Red Cross says that as many as 234 people have been killed in Yemen's capital, Sanaa , in street fighting this month between the country's Shiite rebels and the supporters of the slain former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Read More »

Hornets' Steve Clifford Takes Leave Of Absence To Address Health

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The team announced on Wednesday that head coach Steve Clifford will step away from the team to deal with an undisclosed health concern. In the meantime, assistant coach Stephen Silas will coach the Hornets. The Hornets play a home game Wednesday against the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors. So the 56-year old Clifford may be dealing with an illness and a relatively short absence, or something more severe than that vague term that will never be fully known. Read More »

What Angry Alexis Sanchez Said To Ander Herrera

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While Arsene Wenger has repeatedly insisted neither Sanchez nor Mesut Ozil , who is also out of contract at the end of the season, will be allowed to leave in January, City believe the Gunners' boss can be persuaded to accept a bid in the winter transfer window. Read More »

Fabregas delighted to have proved Conte wrong

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He said: "I wouldn't say freedom, it allows me to go more forward and get into spaces where I can be more risky". Prior to last season's festive schedule, the midfielder had only started four games under the Italian boss. The talented 30-year-old is now just one game short of matching his total starts from last season, as we enter December, and although it is true that his lack of mobility can cause him to struggle when played in a midfield two, if he is given the protection of playing ... Read More »

Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018

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The salary cap for each team for the 2018 season has been set at INR 80 crore (approximately $12.4 million) by the IPL governing council , which met in Delhi on Tuesday along with the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators. All teams will have to spend at least 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season. In October this year, the IPL governing council floated a proposal, stating that CSK and RR can retain players who moved to Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions for ... Read More »

'Grow up' - Pochettino makes brutal admission about Tottenham fringe player

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Pochettino added that the club's academy players such as 18-year-old striker Kazaiah Sterling and 20-year-old midfielder Luke Amos will be part of the squad. "Every game is an opportunity to learn and we're looking forward to Apoel". "I can not complain about the effort or many things, only that for different reasons we have struggled to get good results in the last few games". Read More »

Westbrook gets triple-double against Jazz

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Despite the litany of talent the Thunder possess, head coach Billy Donovan just wants to see better fundamentals. "When we're patient on offense, Steven's going to get those opportunities". "Russell Westbrook turned it up defensively, and that's tough", Snyder said. "It's very satisfying when the bench comes in and we don't retreat, we don't have any lapses", Thunder forward Patrick Patterson said. Read More »

Giants' Eli Manning to officially start Week 14

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Cruz caught 509 passes for 4,459 yards and 25 touchdowns from Manning. Last week, Giants coach Ben McAdoo , who was sacked by the team on Monday, announced that Manning was being relegated to a backup role for the floundering Giants for the first time since November 2004. Read More »

England go 2-0 down with Adelaide defeat

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The tourists' hopes suffered a mortal blow in Hazlewood's next over as skipper Joe Root edged a delivery just outside the off-stump through to Paine to fall for 67. "We're still massively in the series". Moeen Ali was then out leg before to Nathan Lyon attempting to sweep the ball across the line, before Mitchell Starc's pace accounted for Craig Overton and Stuart Broad. Read More »

Trump may be guility "of obstruction of justice" — Blumenthal

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And it concluded Monday morning with Trump's personal lawyer making a bold claim: Regardless of all of it, John Dowd says, a president can't even technically obstruct justice. Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina called it "absurd". To bring such charges, there must be evidence of "clearly illegal acts", Dershowitz continued. Read More »

United reach UEFA Champions League Last 16

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Can English teams play each other in the Champions League Round of 16? Last season's beaten finalists Juventus progressed from Group D thanks to their 2-0 win away to Olympiakos, Juan Cuadrado opening the scoring early on before Federico Bernardeschi completed the victory late on. Read More »

Klopp: Liverpool can't play for a draw against Spartak

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A draw will also guarantee them passage to the last 16, but they face elimination if they lose and Seville overcome Maribor in Slovenia. For one or two times in my life I was disrespectful but I would never be in a moment like this disrespectful. Read More »

Premier League table: City maintain eight-point lead ahead of Manchester derby

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West Ham took the lead through through Angelo Ogbonna in the first period as he converted the corner by heading it in just before the half-time. But City played both in the second half on Sunday as they laid siege to Adrian's goal and Guardiola said the performance of the Argentine and Brazilian in tandem had given him plenty to consider. Read More »

Chad Morris likely to be hired at Arkansas

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Morris inherited a major rebuild at SMU, which went 1-11 the year before he arrived. Hunter Yurachek was named Arkansas new athletic director on Monday, so it makes sense the search for a football coach will ramp up now. Sources tell us to expect Morris to target Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables for his defensive coordinator spot on staff. This will be Morris' second head-coaching job. Read More »

Permutations ahead of final round for last-16 qualification

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Bayern Munich , Chelsea , Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid are also in the hat. As well as not being able to draw teams from their own country, no team can draw the winner/runner up of their own group in the next round. Sporting have been rejuvenated in the last two seasons under Jorge Jesus, but face the daunting task of having to win at Barcelona to have any chance of ending a nine-year absence from the knockout stage. Read More »

Bosz discusses Real Madrid crisis, Aubameyang transfer rumours

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In the Champions League , Madrid will have to settle for second place in their group, finishing behind Tottenham, who beat the holder's 3-1 at Wembley in November. "Nothing has ever happened between him and me". 'There has always been a great friendship between us. "We both have a lot of character, and different opinions, but we are rowing in the same direction". Read More »

Sri Lanka annouce revised ODI squad for India tour

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera , who has not appeared in global cricket since an injury he sustained in the Champions Trophy, has been recalled in the 16-man Sri Lanka squad for the three-match ODI series against India, beginning on December 10 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium, Dharamsala. Read More »

Florida State Hiring Willie Taggart As Head Coach

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His overall record as a head coach in college football is 47-50. From Florida State's perspective, a quick decision was key, too, as the Seminoles, who slumped to 6-6 this season, were watching the clock tick toward the early signing period with an eye toward salvaging a recruiting class that started to fall apart with seven decommitments since Wednesday, the Tallahassee Democrat noted Monday. Read More »

Russia Pays a Price for Doping Scandal

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In the last month, the IOC's own commission has banned more than 20 Russian athletes from the Olympics for life over doping violations at the 2014 Winter Games that Russia hosted in Sochi. The Russian authorities have vehemently denied any state involvement in doping and pledged to work with global sports bodies to curb the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in the country. Read More »

Former OU quarterback, assistant Josh Heupel hired as UCF head football coach

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Heupel is excited to take over an already successful program . "Their vision for this becoming one of the premier programs in the country makes this an exciting opportunity". During his time at Missouri, he coached quarterback Drew Lock to become the SEC leader in passing yards. With Heupel now in charge, the offense figures to pick up where it left off given his ability to lead Missouri on the offensive end. Read More »

Protective Order Filed Against Oklahoma Starting Running Back Rodney Anderson

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In a petition for a protective order, a woman claims Anderson raped her at her apartment after the two met at a bar November 16. The woman wrote in the petition that she had been drinking at the bar and met Anderson there. Anderson. Court documents say a hearing is scheduled for December 18. "It is incumbent on our community to reserve judgement and to treat this allegation on its own merit". Read More »

9-hour rainbow in Taiwan may be the longest-lasting yet

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The recordings and the pictures taken by them showed the colourful stretch lasted from 06:57 local time until 15:55. The Sheffield rainbow was said to be seen over the city for six hours continuously on 14 March 1994 from 9am to 3pm. Taiwan rainbow now claims the world record. According to him, the department was ready to capture the rainbow as they had recorded a six-hour rainbow the previous Monday. Read More »

Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins Ejected For Jawing

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During another exchange, Durant talked trash to Cousins and stepped up to the Pelicans big man. As you can see both players continued to go at it for some time before eventually leaving the court. Everytime I got ejected, I made sure it's late in the game. "I've been in the league for too long, especially with somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional ". Read More »

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant out off concussion protocol

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The New Orleans Saints are in first place in the division with their 9-3 record. The Falcons were 0-for-1 in the red zone and settled for three Matt Bryant field goals for the entire day - and Bryant even missed a key 45-yarder late. And he knows he's in for a battle whenever Drew Brees is the opposing quarterback. QB Taysom Hill isn't someone the Saints normally want to see in a game. Read More »

Jose Mourinho provides team news ahead of CSKA Moscow clash

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They host a CSKA side that would need to win by six clear goals at Old Trafford to knock the Red Devils off of top spot , in which case if Basel were to beat bottom club Benfica, Mourinho's men would miss out altogether. To work really hard for a certain period of time , he can not play these days. He is in a cycle of work, in the gym and on the pitch. He'll be out again tomorrow [Tuesday], but back to normal work after CSKA. Read More »

Mourinho hails 'world best' De Gea as United beat Arsenal

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After the break he continued to thwart Arsenal's best efforts, making an astonishing double save to first keep out Alexandre Lacazette's shot, then stuck out his leg to deny Alexis Sanchez from point-blank range. "I leave for you the Lukaku situation with Koscielny, I leave for you the Arsenal players on the grass". Arsenal. Indeed, on any other day against any other goalkeeper, Wenger's men might well have taken a point from the game at least. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Believes His Side is Still Alive in League Title Race

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Players obviously want to play first-team football regularly, especially in a World Cup year and it seems likely that Theo Walcott would be the same. The England global is yet to start a league game for the Gunners this season, featuring as a sub in just three games. Chelsea are third, and 11 points behind while fourth place Liverpool are 14 points behind. Read More »

Liverpool Draw Everton In FA Cup Third Round

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Last month's Premier League fixture between the two was marred by crowd trouble. Another derby sees Sunderland off to Middlesbrough . The hosts are surely going to field a strong line-up and as Mauricio Pellegrino's players are now lingering in the top-flight, the manager may take the risk of playing a weakened side in order for the Premier League to be the primary focus. Read More »

JuJu Smith-Schuster's illegal shot knocks Vontaze Burfict out of the game

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Smith-Schuster was called for unnecessary roughness and taunting, though he wasn't kicked out of the game. Obviously there's going to be a massive fine here for Smith-Schuster and possibly a suspension. That caused Bell to retaliate and throw Burfict to the ground, which led to him getting a penalty. Brown also said, "I liked that, I liked that", when discussing the block, per Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review. Read More »

Rays negative on ankle

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The Pelicans were hitting on all cylinders in the first half and grabbed a 13-point lead in the first quarter before Golden State crept its way back into the game. Monents later, Steph Curry badly turned his right ankle while on defense and left the game. What that means is the former MVP will likely be out for a short time, his season is far from over. Read More »

Pontiac Silverdome demolition begins with failed partial implosion

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A second run at the implosion is in the works, according to WDIV. Crews were to partially implode the mechanical equipment platform at the top of the 400,000 square foot building. The remainder of the demolition process will be handled through the use of hydraulic excavators and will be completed in sections. It once hosted the Super Bowl, the Pistons, WrestleMania III, the World Cup and Pope John Paul II's visit. Read More »

20 wins nothing without trophies - Kevin de Bruyne

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The Blues edged out West Ham in another tight game on Sunday, a victory that restored our eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. But former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher told Sky Sports: "Where he went was unsafe with excessive force". Read More »

Antonio Brown to be a game-time decision vs. the Bengals

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Two weeks after defeating the Broncos (3-9), the Bengals (5-6) may be on the verge of eliminating Denver from playoff contention. He hasnt been intercepted in six games, since the Bengals 29-14 loss at Pittsburgh on October 22. Antonio Brown missed Steelers practice Friday and Saturday with a toe injury and is listed as questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Bengals. Read More »

5 coaches who could replace Willie Taggart

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Florida State had Odell Haggins lead the Seminoles as an interim coach for the regular season finale, a 42-10 win against Louisiana-Monroe that secured eligibility for the postseason and eventually resulted in a bid to the Independence Bowl to play Southern Miss. Read More »

National Basketball Association official Courtney Kirkland, Warriors' Shaun Livingston suspended for altercation

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It appeared the ref moved towards Livingston, so the National Basketball Association suspended Kirkland one week for his role in the incident as well. Livingston didn't contest that ejection and headed straight for the tunnel. His other ejection happened in Game 4 of the 2016 Western Conference semifinals in Portland after arguing with official Scott Foster. Read More »