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Sport White Sox take shot at coveted free agent Shohei Ohtani
Author: 0 White Sox take shot at coveted free agent Shohei Ohtani

Ohtani will have until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 22 to sign with an Major League Baseball team. The previous agreement had a flat posting fee of $20 million, and any team that was willing to pay that fee could negotiate with the posted player during the 30-day window.

Sport Mourinho channels Borg to keep Manchester United on track
Author: 0 Mourinho channels Borg to keep Manchester United on track

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is taking inspiration from tennis great Bjorn Borg in order to keep his players focused on beating Arsenal. "I always tell my players to think just about the game". Mourinho's team failed to score in the past two visits to Emirates and won just once in the previous five travels to London, so I am sure the Portuguese tactician would be happy with a point from this clash.

Sport Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup
Author: 0 Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup

Nigeria begin their campaign against Croatia on June 16, 2018 at the Kaliningrad Stadium, before squaring up with Iceland and Argentina. Nigeria first played against Argentina in the 1994 World Cup. All fingers will be crossed for that particular encounter knowing full well that the Nigeria national team beat Argentina 3-1 in a historic friendly match.

Sport Southgate: England must go to Russian Federation to win
Author: 0 Southgate: England must go to Russian Federation to win

Southgate, who gave several young players their first England caps during the last global break, told BBC Sport: "We've got to attempt to win each game, be as prepared as we can be, and see how far we can go". "We have a group chat where there is always banter flying". Southgate, who will be leading England for the first time at a major competition after they qualified with an unbeaten record in the qualification process, refused to place any expectations on his squad and preferred to ...

Sport Injured Lacazette set for Arsenal absence
Author: 0 Injured Lacazette set for Arsenal absence

Wenger went onto reveal his selection problems, with Lacazette "certainly" missing out, but Alexis Sanchez is expected to be available. The 24-year-old striker has scored 25 goals in 36 games in the Premier League during his final season at Everton .

Sport Langford leads No. 3 team past Notre Dame
Author: 0 Langford leads No. 3 team past Notre Dame

Langford then went on a personal 6-0 run, hitting a pullup jumper from the left side, a foul-line jumper and a long two-pointer from the right wing. "Those are our guys, if they don't get it going early the rest of the group gets a little anxious and concerned", Brey said.

Sport Mike Leach working on deal to become next Tennessee head coach
Author: 0 Mike Leach working on deal to become next Tennessee head coach

The Vols' coaching search has been a disaster and an embarrassment. With a bowl win, Washington State will have won on average nine games in each of the last three years. It's been a volatile search so far, with fan outrage nixing the reported deal with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano . North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren rebuffed the UT offer , allegedly taking less money to remain atop the Wolfpack program.

Sport Jays analyst Gregg Zaun fired amid 'inappropriate behavior' complaints
Author: 0 Jays analyst Gregg Zaun fired amid 'inappropriate behavior' complaints

After investigating the matter, we chose to terminate his contract, effective immediately. However, there have been no allegations of physical or sexual assault, according to Sportsnet. Zaun did not immediately return a request for comment. Back in December 2012, Zaun took to Twitter to criticize young, bar-going women of Toronto.

Sport Oregon State to Hire Washington Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Smith as Head Coach
Author: 0 Oregon State to Hire Washington Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Smith as Head Coach

Smith is a former Beavers quarterback who has been working as quarterbacks coach for coach Chris Petersen since 2012, starting at Boise State and following him to Washington in 2014. The Pasadena native said the Beavers would have a heavy recruiting base in Southern California and throughout the Pacific Northwest, where he was responsible for recruiting during his Washington tenure, along with the other Pac-12 states and Hawaii.

Sport Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston returns to practice, will start vs. Packers
Author: 0 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston returns to practice, will start vs. Packers

Jameis is the QB11 in numberFire's Week 13 fantasy rankings, and we project him to score 18.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,300 versus the Packers. For the first time since releasing a statement denying the allegation that he allegedly groped an Uber driver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston opened up about the incident, saying he has "no fear at all" of a potential suspension by the National Football League for the incident.

Sport John Mara initiated Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning
Author: 0 John Mara initiated Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning

But he was at a loss to know what it was. "Eli's a big boy, he's played a lot", said his father, Archie, who threw passes for 15 years in the NFL . "I have so much respect for him that obviously I would take that into consideration". "I didn't want him to go out like this", Mara said, but added that no one should write the QB's obituary yet.

Sport Malcolm Jenkins to end national anthem protests
Author: 0 Malcolm Jenkins to end national anthem protests

Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin founded the Players Coalition to team up with the NFL to work toward solutions to the problems of police brutality and racial injustice that drive player protests during the national anthem. " Roger Goodell is trying to make this as easy for the owners to agree to as possible so that-again, their goal is to end the protests", Reid said.

Sport Real To Ditch De Gea Pursuit For Former La Liga Star
Author: 0 Real To Ditch De Gea Pursuit For Former La Liga Star

Los Blancos are understood to be at the front of the queue to sign the Spain worldwide from Athletic Bilbao in the New Year, having grown frustrated in their pursuit of David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois . Meanwhile, a sprained ankle will keep the Kepa out of action for the foreseeable future; he will not be present for the visit of Real Madrid on Saturday although this is hardly a disaster as the focus would have certainly been on the goalkeeper.

Sport Sam Allardyce signs 18-month deal with Everton
Author: 0 Sam Allardyce signs 18-month deal with Everton

The bookmaker replaced Chang Beer as Everton's shirt sponsor in the summer, signing a five-year agreement with the Goodison Park club. However, the club started poorly in both the Premier League and the Europa League. It is a great club. Sky Sports also revealed that Everton also engaged in talks with highly rated Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca. Allardyce had been linked with the job in early November, however, the initial discussions between the two sides ended.

Sport NC State Wolfpack: Doeren To Remain In Raleigh
Author: 0 NC State Wolfpack: Doeren To Remain In Raleigh

Doeren is 56-34 in stints at Northern Illinois and NC State and led the Wolfpack to an 8-4 finish this fall after entering the season on the hot seat. It's just another swing and miss by Tennessee athletic director John Currie in the seemingly never-ending coaching search to replace Butch Jones .

Sport Rick Pitino sues Louisville for $38 million
Author: 0 Rick Pitino sues Louisville for $38 million

Pitino's lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday seeks damages of $4.307 million yearly through 2026. Pitino was sacked October 16, less than three weeks after federal investigators tied the U of L program to a scheme to pay recruits.

Sport Tiger Woods shoots 3 under par in return to competitive golf
Author: 0 Tiger Woods shoots 3 under par in return to competitive golf

I had a lot of adrenaline going there. "To go out and score like I did was nice". Woods didn't show too much rustiness with the short stick either and looked especially impressive from the 15ft-20ft mark, contributing to his birdies on the eighth, tenth and 13th holes.

Author: 0 Confirmed: Alfa Romeo Will Return to F1 in 2018

Alfa Romeo is making a return to the top tier of four-wheeled racing after three decades away. Ferrari, whose main sponsor Santander pulled out of both their eight-year team sponsorship as well as their grand prix title and trackside branding for the last 11 years on Wednesday, have been vocal in their threat to pull out of F1 themselves if the proposed 2021 engine regulations aren't altered to favour their approach to the sport.

Sport England coach Bennett focused on World Cup final not future
Author: 0 England coach Bennett focused on World Cup final not future

I'm not in a good place at the moment to think about it. 'McGillvary and Hall are so hard to handle, they are big, strong lads so we are going to have to make sure our kick chase is the best it's been all tour and handle them with a lot of numbers and be quite physical because that is how they run the ball'.

Sport Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Casts Lead Role
Author: 0 Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Casts Lead Role

Casting directors auditioned nearly 1,000 actresses in five countries to find an actress with martial arts skills who can speak English and has what the Hollywood Reporter called a "star quality". She is fluent in English after living in Queens, New York for part of her youth. In a statement, Walt Disney Studios said the film will be "inspired by both the legendary ballad and the Disney animated classic".

Sport Dominic Solanke Starts - Liverpool Team vs Stoke Confirmed
Author: 0 Dominic Solanke Starts - Liverpool Team vs Stoke Confirmed

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Wijnaldum; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mané; Solanke. Both sides will be itching to get back to winning ways, but how do they line up? It's clear that Jürgen Klopp's side has the attacking intent, what is concerning though is the rate at which they concede.

Sport Principal Financial Group Inc. Sells 11790 Shares of Tiffany & Co. (TIF)
Author: 0 Principal Financial Group Inc. Sells 11790 Shares of Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Tiffany's same-store sales were down 1% due to less spending by global tourists across the Americas, while analysts were expecting those sales to increase 0.02%. sell-side analysts expect that Tiffany & Co. will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current year. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a $0.50 dividend.

Sport Rumor Central: Nikola Mirotic close to rejoining Bulls' active roster?
Author: 0 Rumor Central: Nikola Mirotic close to rejoining Bulls' active roster?

He's a part of the team. I'm going to continue to do that. I'm going to support him, too. He meant fist-bumps, not bare knuckles. Last month Bobby Portis apologized to Niko through the media. "We are teammates", Mirotic said after Wednesday's practice, per ESPN . "I guess he will know now, " Mirotic said. Portis is averaging 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game through his first 11 tilts of the season.

Sport 12 reasons BuzzFeed is laying off 8% of USA employees
Author: 0 12 reasons BuzzFeed is laying off 8% of USA employees

The move is part of a reorganisation to diversify revenue in a hard advertising market where online giants Google and Facebook are dominating. In August, it dropped its longstanding opposition to conventional digital banner advertising in a bid to make it less reliant on driving traffic to promoted posts.

Sport Ben Stokes signs with Canterbury ahead of NZ domestic competition on Sunday
Author: 0 Ben Stokes signs with Canterbury ahead of NZ domestic competition on Sunday

The police said that a 27-year-old man had "suffered a fractured eye socket" in the incident involving Stokes. On Wednesday, the police said they had completed their investigation into the incident and had passed on a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for advice on whether Stokes should be charged.