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Sport Israelis seek compensation after Saudi chess snub
Author: 0 Israelis seek compensation after Saudi chess snub

Saudi Arabia's Center for International Communication said in a statement that more than 180 players would participate but did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Federation's Secretary-General, Mohamed al-Modiahki, said that the organizers violated worldwide law when they "demanded that the players not raise the country's flag", QNA reported.

Sport Inside Taimur Ali Khan's Christmas with Kareena Kapoor Khan & Ranbir Kapoor
Author: 0 Inside Taimur Ali Khan's Christmas with Kareena Kapoor Khan & Ranbir Kapoor

Especially, this picture of Taimur with his uncle Ranbir Kapoor , shared by Neetu Kapoor with the caption: "The "Star' of the Christmas lunch". Ranbir Kapoor , Rishi Kapoor , Neetu Singh, Randhir Kapoor, Babita along with Karisma Kapoor and her kids, Ranbir Kapoor, Adaar Jain, Armman Jain, Krishnaraj Kapoor, Reema Jain Kunal Kapoor and Ayan Mukherji were seen attending the get-together.

Sport Raiders, Derek Carr in giving spirit in loss to Eagles
Author: 0 Raiders, Derek Carr in giving spirit in loss to Eagles

With the win, the Eagles improve to an NFL-best 13-2 on the season. The Raiders responded with a score of their own in the second quarter. The Eagles did pick off Raiders quarterback Derek Carr twice, thanks to relentless pursuit from the front four, led by defensive end Chris Long.

Sport Chris Paul doubtful for Christmas Day game vs. Thunder; Clint Capela questionable
Author: 0 Chris Paul doubtful for Christmas Day game vs. Thunder; Clint Capela questionable

Westbrook scored 11 of the Thunder's 24 points in the fourth quarter, leading them with unrelenting effort getting to the basket. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni made the announcement before the game. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 102.6 points, 43.9 rebounds and 20.8 assists per game. Oklahoma City shot 54.4 percent from the field. By then, it had seemed either Harden would have to almost take over as he had in the third quarter, and perhaps even dominate against one of the NBA's best ...

Sport Kohli back for South Africa series, Thakur and Shami recalled
Author: 0 Kohli back for South Africa series, Thakur and Shami recalled

India has played 28 ODIs against South Africa in South Africa, won five and lost 21. In Cricket, the third and final Twenty-20 of the India - Sri Lanka series will be played in Mumbai this evening. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane will be the three openers for the team. Making way for the returning first-choice players were fast bowler Siddharth Kaul, who remains uncapped, and 18-year old allrounder Washington Sundar.

Sport Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye
Author: 0 Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

The Steelers hurried and harassed Yates all day with Mike Hilton leading the way with three sacks and three quarterback hits, Cameron Heyward adding two and forcing a fumble. He was evaluated for a concussion and later ruled out for the rest of the game. They held a comfortable 34-6 lead late against the Texans, and chose to take out several of their key players.

Sport Chelsea have to stay focused amid rumours, says Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea have to stay focused amid rumours, says Conte

Defender David Luiz and the left-sided Kenedy have been the subject of speculation suggesting they may leave Chelsea . "A hard period is starting for every player and coach". "Everton are a really good team, a really good squad", added Conte, whose Chelsea side have won eight, drawn one and lost one of their last 10 league games.

Author: 0 Wilshere: Arsenal were scared of playing against Liverpool

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was frustrated his side's epic comeback didn't produce a valuable victory in their battle to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish. I thought we did control the game but we opened the door and Arsenal are a real threat. You need to be angry with yourself, not sad or insecure. And, on Friday night, after the thrilling Premier League fixture against Arsenal, Milner rounded off the evening with a typically boring comment when speaking about his ...

Sport MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees nearing deal for Gerrit Cole
Author: 0 MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees nearing deal for Gerrit Cole

The Pirates are reportedly trying to pry shortstop Gleyber Torres away from NY, while the Yankees would prefer to deal outfielder Clint Frazier . Frazier finished the year with four home runs and a.231/.268/.448 slash line. As a small market GM, Huntington feels the need to "win" every trade, even though a theorized trade package centered around NYY OF Clint Frazier and a high-level pitching prospect would surely be labelled as a Pirates victory by many .

Sport Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni to make Olympic debut in 2018
Author: 0 Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni to make Olympic debut in 2018

Prior to joining the national team's centralized training camp this year, Fast played for the Toronto Furies, who drafted her second overall in the 2016 Canadian Women's Hockey League draft. Potomak's sister Amy and defender Erin Ambrose of Keswick, Ont., were released November 20. "It's bitter and sweet". The Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team will look to win its fifth-straight gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games when the puck drops in South Korea on February 11.

Sport Chelsea target Lemar to stay at Monaco in January
Author: 0 Chelsea target Lemar to stay at Monaco in January

The France global was the subject of huge transfer speculation in the summer and Premier League outfit Arsenal were close to acquiring his services after launching an audacious £ 90million bid. There is also speculation that Chelsea are keeping tabs on Lemar ahead of next month, but Vasilyev insisted Monaco won't sell any of their top players in January.

Sport President Trump in town for Christmas
Author: 0 President Trump in town for Christmas

At an event in Missouri last month he told supporters, "You don't see "Merry Christmas" any more". Trump also revisited a common refrain during the brief portion of the call open to members of the media: He bragged that Americans, under him, are now proudly saying Merry Christmas.

Sport Serena to return to court in Abu Dhabi this week
Author: 0 Serena to return to court in Abu Dhabi this week

The December 30 match is part of the Mudabala World Tennis Championship , with Williams and this year's French Open victor Ostapenko making history as the first women to take part in the tournament. Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said in November that no decision had been made over whether Williams would play in the season's first Grand Slam .

Sport Rafael Nadal hit by injury setback
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal hit by injury setback

However, Nadal looks set to become the third man this week to pull out of the six-player competition: Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic have already withdrawn. 1 has to withdraw from next week's Abu Dhabi exo. Nadal still plans on going for a 17th Grand Slam of his career in Melbourne next month. After struggling with injuries a year ago, Federer and Nadal have enjoyed a remarkable resurgence over the past 12 months - sharing the four grand slams between them.

Sport Patriots got lucky with another TD reversal and Twitter is melting down
Author: 0 Patriots got lucky with another TD reversal and Twitter is melting down

In its latest controversial decision about a catch, the National Football League overturned a 4-yard touchdown reception by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots . The Patriots took over during a critical stretch in the third quarter when Malcom Brown sacked Tyrod Taylor (21-of-38, 281 yards) for a 15-yard loss and stuffed Mike Tolbert for no gain on back-to-back plays, which forced the Bills' first three-and-out of the game.

Sport Watch Keenan Allen (Chargers Receiver) Intercept Jets' QB Bryce Petty
Author: 0 Watch Keenan Allen (Chargers Receiver) Intercept Jets' QB Bryce Petty

It's not quite as bold when you're 5-9 and playing for nothing, but the surprise onside kick still requires some serious courage. Chandler Catanzaro opened with an onside kick, recovered by rookie Marcus Maye at the NY 48-yard line. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Chargers may still be alive. The Jets left him at home for last week's 31-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints after the two-time All-Pro was late for a team meeting, not the first time a lack of punctuality plagued him during the regular ...

Sport Playing Curry against Cavs would be 'completely irresponsible', says Kerr
Author: 0 Playing Curry against Cavs would be 'completely irresponsible', says Kerr

Curry has been going through pregame drills for the past two days, but head coach Steve Kerr continues to say that Curry will not play against Cleveland , according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Pool. When Matt Barnes was signed, Calderon was released, having been a Warrior for just 24 hours. The Warriors have coped admirably since two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Curry sprained his right ankle on December 4.

Sport Kelvin Benjamin robbed of Buffalo Bills touchdown after call overturned against Patriots
Author: 0 Kelvin Benjamin robbed of Buffalo Bills touchdown after call overturned against Patriots

Former NFL officiating boss Mike Pereira was among the critics of the overturned call. On a third-and-goal from the New England 4, Tyrod Taylor lofted a pass into the back right corner of the end zone. From the video, there is no clear evidence the call on the field should have been changed. It did not go unnoticed that the Patriots again benefited from a touchdown being overturned .

Sport Charlie Austin charged over Jonas Lossl clash
Author: 0 Charlie Austin charged over Jonas Lossl clash

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino confirmed that Austin is likely to miss the rest of the festive period anyway due to the injury, but the FA could yet ban him regardless. Jonas as well was absolutely surprised: "This was a nasty challenge and nothing I like to see. He looks like this challenge was very ugly and nasty".

Sport New Orleans Saints beat Atlanta Falcons 23-13, earn playoff spot
Author: 0 New Orleans Saints beat Atlanta Falcons 23-13, earn playoff spot

Mark Ingram used a sharp cutback to break loose for a 26-yard touchdown for New Orleans ( 11-4), which kept its tenuous hold on first place in the NFC South heading into the final week of the season. As the Saints have rolled out to a 13-0 halftime lead over the Atlanta Falcons , Lattimore made one of the crazier plays of the National Football League season so far.

Sport Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure
Author: 0 Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure

He has only six months left on his deal in north London but - speaking after the 3-3 draw - Wenger suggested that he wants to keep him at Arsenal . While Liverpool would be disappointed they didn't bury their chances in the first-half, Arsenal have been let off by the hook in a game which once again depicted the gulf in class between the league leaders Manchester City and the remaining contenders for a top-four finish.

Sport Colts lose another close one in frustrating 3-12 season
Author: 0 Colts lose another close one in frustrating 3-12 season

The result was all that mattered despite some stumbles along the way. He avoided a turnover against the NFL's leading takeaway defense, but suffered a pair of sacks, including a costly one to Ravens linebacker Za'Darius Smith on third down of the Colt's final drive.

Sport The Houston Rockets Only Talk About One Thing
Author: 0 The Houston Rockets Only Talk About One Thing

Paul, who had the option of joining the Rockets as an unrestricted free agent, opted into the final year of his contract in order to facilitate the move to Houston . Utah ended a six-game road trip with another loss - its 13th in 16 games away from home this season. Beal shot a terrible 2 of 15 from the field and finished with four points.

Sport Rafa Benitez assesses injury 'problems' ahead of Newcastle's game against West Ham
Author: 0 Rafa Benitez assesses injury 'problems' ahead of Newcastle's game against West Ham

Benitez believes it can reignite their season. Newcastle moved out the relegation zone with a 3-2 victory over West Ham in a pulsating Premier League game at the London Stadium on Saturday. Former Hammer Mohamed Diame put Newcastle ahead, then West Ham received a penalty when Michail Antonio was fouled by Ciaran Clark . And it got better for the visitors when Atsu, who created the first goal, got into a neat one-two with Joselu and finished past the scrambling West Ham ...

Sport Best Photos of Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Author: 0 Best Photos of Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Messi played the rebound ball again to Suarez, who fired it toward the wide-open net, and Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal stopped the ball with his hand. To ensure that fans don't miss out on any of the action, the fixture's leading lights, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi , will both be tracked by dedicated player cameras through- out the 90 minutes.

Sport Chelsea boss Antonio Conte rues Alvaro Morata's absence after draw
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte rues Alvaro Morata's absence after draw

The Blues have won just one of their last five competitive meetings with Arsene Wenger's men - a 2-1 FA Cup final defeat in May denying them the domestic double in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. "It is another clean sheet but if you want to win this type of game, you must be more clinical, you must take your chances". England manager Gareth Southgate was at Goodison but Chelsea didn't have a single Englishman on show with Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater confined to the bench.