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Monday, December 31, 2012

Reid, Smith Among Firings in the NFL

No less than seven NFL teams have fired their head coach today. The biggest names to be let go were Andy Reid by the Eagles and Lovie Smith by the Bears.

Everton deserved at least a draw, says Moyes after loss to Chelsea

Everton manager David Moyes says he felt his side were hard done by to not get something from Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea at Goodison Park. Frank Lampard's two second-half goals followed an early strike by the hosts' Steven Pienaar.

Man Utd and Arsenal face Premier League New Year's Day away trips

Manchester United take on Red Rose rivals Wigan at the DW Stadium in the Premier League on New Year's Day. Title rivals City, meanwhile, face a tough task at home to Stoke, while Arsenal travel to Southampton for their first game of 2013.

Elsewhere, Tottenham take on Wigan at White Hart Lane and Aston Villa will be out to avoid a fourth consecutive defensive disaster as they go to Swansea.

Chelsea v QPR | Rafa Benitez wary of Premier League strugglers

Rafael Benitez says QPR's position at the bottom of the Premier League makes them dangerous opponents when they visit Chelsea on Wednesday.

Demba Ba Chelsea transfer deal on the edge as window nears

The January transfer window is about to open, but one player who could be staying put is Newcastle striker Demba Ba.

Christian Eriksen - welcome to Barcelona, Spurs or Inter? - goals & best moments

Ajax and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen continues to enhance his growing reputation with a number of brilliant displays.

Liverpool's greatest ever Manager - Colin Pascoe | QPR 0-3 Liverpool

After Liverpool's 0-3 win over QPR, stand-in manager Colin Pascoe is told he now has a better win ratio than the great Bill Shankly! Pascoe praises the "superb" Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan forward scored twice in a 3-0 Premier League win over QPR.

Redknapp: "You all think I'm mad" | QPR 0-3 Liverpool - English Premier League

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hits back at the press for thinking his side are doomed to relegation by insisting he thinks they will stay up, even though many people will think he is mad after seeing Liverpool dismantle a lacklustre Rangers at Loftus Road, inspired by two Luis Suarez goals to win 0-3, in the English Premier League.

Rogers - Liverpool will buy in this transfer window

Brendan Rogers has stated that Liverpool will look to buy at least a striker in this window as he looks to build a squad capable of reaching the Champions League. The club have already been linked with Wesley Sneijder, Daniel Strurridge, Thomas Ince and Demba Ba in this transfer window.

Euroleague - December bwin MVP: Maciej Lampe, Caja Laboral

NBA : Top 10 Plays of the Night-December 30th

NBA : Cousins records first career triple-double!

Check out some of the highlights from Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins' first triple-double of his NBA career as he recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Kings win over the Celtics!

England vs All Blacks Rugby Highlights 2012

Bryan Habana try vs All Blacks wins IRPA Try of the Year 2012

One-handed Zach Hodskins is the most amazing basketball player you'll ever see!

Zach Hodskins, a 6'2 Junior Guard of Milton High School in Georgia, was born with just one arm but that doesn't stop him from excelling against some of the nations top players! Special Thanks to his AAU Coach Marcus, Reggie Greenwood, Nathan McClung and David Boyd.

Mancini fears player shortage in 2013 title battle

Manchester City manager says he is unlikely to appeal the red card against Samir Nasri's despite his worries over player shortages.

Eagles Owner: Reid a 'Gem of a Person'

Andy Reid has been fired after 14 seasons coaching the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles made the announcement Monday. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie says, "it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction."

Jumping for Show: Drug Abuse in the Equestrian World

Records show that since 2010, random drug tests of horses competing at equestrian events have tested positive for substances such as cocaine, antipsychotics and depressants.

Andy Reid is Fired as Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach NFL

Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press following Sunday's 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.

Reid is scheduled to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday to discuss his future and an official announcement will come afterward, according to one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a final agreement hasn't been reached. That person says there's a chance Reid might remain with the team in some capacity.

Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract. He said he wants to coach next year, but it's possible Lurie could persuade him to take a season off and perhaps help out in the front office in an "advisory" role.

Giants Eagles Welcome 400 From Newtown | Sandy Hook Elementary School New York vs Philadelphia

About 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game Sunday. Among them were a few families who lost children in the massacre this month, the Giants said. One was the family of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old boy buried in a No. 80 jersey of Giants receiver Victor Cruz.

"We certainly wanted to honor and respect them," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "We wanted to try to do our part to help them in the healing process. I hope they left with some inspiration today."

The families arrived in nine chartered buses. There were some 200 students from the school system to which Sandy Hook Elementary School belongs. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greeted the Newtown group in a stadium tunnel. The residents formed a gantlet to welcome players from both teams before the game. Then they held hands during the anthem.

"It was awesome," Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said after the Giants' 42-7 victory. "Imagine what they went through on that horrific day. For them to come out here and support us as they did, it was an unbelievable feeling. We had a great effort out there for them."

Coughlin and Eagles coach Andy Reid slowly walked the gantlet and said hello to as many people as they could.

The game was played just more than two weeks after the attack that shattered Newtown and reverberated across the country — 20 children and six adults slain in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

The team did not allow access to the guests, saying they just wanted to attend the game and enjoy themselves. The Newtown visitors held at least a dozen hand-made signs in the stadium. One green-and-white sign read, "Sandy Hook: We Choose Love."

Giants fullback Henry Hynoski said he could not have had a better 24th birthday than sharing it with the families from Newtown.

"It was emotional, running out and giving them high-fives and seeing the joy on their faces," Hynoski said. "We played for them. After all they've been through, they were out to see us. It gave us a lot of extra drive to get the win for them."

Olympian Mo Farah held by US terror officials

Mo Farah, a British citizen who won two gold medals for running during London 2012 was held by US customs when leaving the country to see his family for Christmas, as they suspected he might be a terrorist, because he was born in Somalia.

Lionel Messi : The King of Dribbling (AWESOME)

Coach Pagano Back on the Field

Did referees miss Kentucky pulling a switcheroo at the free throw line?

A Kentucky spokesman denied that the Wildcats intentionally tricked referees and offered the following explanation via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

"Our bench argued that Poythress was the shooter & the official notified the official scorer that #22 was the shooter," Kentucky executive associate athletic director for external operations DeWayne Peevy tweeted. "After seeing the tape, it might have been the wrong call but it wasn't a switch-a-roo. It was confirmed to the official scorer."

Even though Kentucky lost by three points at rival Louisville on Saturday, nobody can say the Wildcats didn't do everything possible to pull off the upset. They even appear to have tried to reverse their poor free throw fortunes by switching foul shooters without referees noticing.

When referees whistled Louisville's Russ Smith for a foul with 1:05 to go before halftime for hooking the arm of Nerlens Noel on an attempted steal, the Kentucky center initially goes to the foul line as expected. Noel then wanders off the line to get instruction from the Kentucky bench, allowing wing Alex Poythress to slip in unnoticed and replace him.

Even though Poythress was only a mediocre 68.1 percent free throw shooter entering play on Saturday, that's still significantly better than Noel's 53.3 percent prior to the Louisville game. Poythress made the first and missed the second, a point that ultimately made no difference as the Cardinals held off a late Kentucky rally and won 80-77.

It's possible Poythress took the foul shots because he thought he drew a blocking foul on Montrezl Harrell as he drove baseline before dishing to Noel, but the majority of the evidence suggests that wasn't the call that was made. The referee who blew his whistle did so after Smith's foul and pointed directly at Smith. Plus, the play-by-play in the box score attributes the foul to Smith.

If the switcheroo was intentional, perhaps karma ended up biting Kentucky. Poor foul shooting was one of the main reasons the Wildcats lost as they made just 11 of 23 free throws Saturday, with Poythress uncharacteristically clanking four of his six.(source)

Raw : Surprising predictions for 2013

Sports' experts look into their crystal balls at the big stories ahead in 2013.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Amazing Dunk : Rondae Jefferson Throws Himself An Alleyoop!

NFL : Texas Wins Alamo Bowl

QB David Ash scores two fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Texas to 31-27 rally past Oregon State.

Costa Philippou Wins by TKO at UFC 155

Chuck Mindenhall speaks with Costa Philippou after his TKO victory against Tim Boetsch at UFC 155.

Jim Miller Victorious at UFC 155

Chuck Mindenhall speaks with Jim Miller after his unanimous decision victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 155.

UFC 155: Cain Velasquez on Becoming Champ Again

Cain Velasquez joins MMA Live after winning his second UFC Heavyweight Championship.

NFL : Michigan State Wins On Late FG

Dan Conroy's 47-yard field goal lifts Spartans past Horned Frogs to win Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 17-16.

Cain Velasquez Reclaims Title In Dominant Fashion

Cain Velasquez defeats Junior dos Santos by unanimous decision to reclaim UFC heavyweight title.

Israel league action: Wins for Bnei Yahuda & Maccabi Haifa

Hapoel Tel Aviv made the short trip to the Bloomfield Stadium to take on fellow Tel Aviv side Bnei Yahuda on Saturday. And it was the hosts who were the first to find the target - Hungarian striker Adam Hrepka breaking the deadlock on 13 minutes.

They then doubled their lead after the break through Sari Falach - the former Maccabi Haifa defender netting his second goal in three outings. Eden Shrem grabbed an 89th minute consolation for Hapoel, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat.

Meanwhile, Maccabi Haifa extended their unbeaten run in the league to nine matches, with a 2-0 win at home to Hapoel Be'er Sheva. First Wiyam Amasha and then Shlomi Azulay hit the target - the two goals coming in the space of 60 seconds.

So, Bnei Yahuda's win denies Hapoel Tel Aviv the chance to regain top spot. Leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv are now guaranteed to end the year at the summit, and they can further extend their advantage when they take on Hapeol Haifa on Sunday.

Vaz Te miss 'the easiest chance you'll ever see'

Reading 1-0 West Ham reaction (Sam Allardyce, West Ham boss). He says Ricardo Vaz Te's miss in the game was "the easiest chance to score a goal in a Premiere League football match you'll ever see."

Mancini criticises referee after narrow win at Norwich

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini criticised referee Michael Jones after his side's 4-3 win over Norwich in the Premier League.

"Samir Nasir did a mistake but after that it was not only Samir who did this but also the other player [Javier Garrido]. Why was only one sent off? I am for everyone having the same rules, not different rules for different teams. I hate this in football. I hate this because there seems to be two rules for different teams and different players. I can't accept this in football because to referee is the most easy thing to do."

"I don't want to talk about the referee because last time I said he might have had a big Christmas lunch and I don't know what. At Christmas parties, when you eat too much it's a big problem.

"I am delighted with the result and the performance but also when Samir Nasri was sent off we played well with the 10 players and scored two goals. In the first 25 minutes we played some fantastic football."

Stoke 3-3 Southampton: A 'fantastic point', insists Adkins

Cameron Jerome's stunning late equaliser denied Southampton, but visiting boss Nigel Adkins was thrilled to come away with a point.

Aston Villa 0-3 Wigan | 'Very significant' win for Martinez

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez: "A really tense game because Villa and ourselves were in a similar position and the result now is starting to be very important, the points tally is very important. We were more clinical in both boxes today."

Man Utd 2-0 West Brom | 'Dreadful pitch' defeats Baggies

West Brom boss Steve Clarke says it was difficult for his team to string passes together on a "dreadful" Old Trafford pitch. An own goal and a late finish from Robin van Persie maintained Manchester United's seven-point lead in the Premier League.

'Big mistake' to book Bale, claims AVB

"A couple of his yellow cards have been good decisions, a couple of them haven't and this was one of them." - AVB on Gareth Bale, who was booked and misses Tottenham's next match. They won 2-1 at Sunderland (29.12.2012).

Celebration fail! Scorer booted in head by his own team-mate!

Sari Falach scores for the home side Bnei Yehuda in their 2-1 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv (Ligat ha-Al, Israel) then gets kicked in the head by a team-mate!

Keeper nutmegged at his near post from a tight angle!

Goal for Hungarian Adam Hrepka in Bnei Yehuda's 2-1 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv in this Ligat ha-Al clash in Israel.

Luiz Adriano - welcome to Tottenham or Liverpool? - goals & best moments

Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano has impressed at home and in the continent this season with his goal scoring ability alerting a number of Europe's biggest clubs.

Euroleague Basketball : Weekly Show Euroleague 12/30/2012

NBA: Top 10 Plays of the Night-December 29th

NBA - Andre to Andre Alley-Oop And-One

Andre Miller tosses it up to Andre Iguodala who crushes it over two Grizzlies defenders and gets the foul.

NBA - Toney Douglas' AMAZING Buzzer-Beating Flip Shot

NBA - Eric Gordon Returns to Action!

Eric Gordon debuted to score a game-high 24 points and dish out 7 assists, leading the Hornets to the win over the Bobcats.

NBA - Deron Williams and Brook Lopez Run the 2-Man Game in BK

NBA - Kenneth Faried Robs and Reigns

NBA - Ben Gordon's No Look Oop to Warrick

NBA - Top 10: The Clippers 16-Game Win Streak

The Los Angeles Clippers are proving to be one of the best teams in the league right now with their 16-game win streak, check out the top 10 plays from within those games!

Football player Ronaldinho in An Animated Avatar!

Ace Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is all set to try his hand in acting. The football star will be seen in an animated movie titled 'Ronaldinho vs Aliens'. The animation flick will feature him in a never seen before animated avatar.

Aston Villa vs Norwich - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Stoke City vs Southampton - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Reading vs West Ham - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Fulham vs Swansea City - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Queens Park v Rangers - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Friendly : Quatar vs Egypt 12/28/2012

Manchester United vs West Brom - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Friendly : America vs Atlas 12/29/2012

Friendly : Tijuana vs Dorados 12/29/2012

Friendly : Tigres vs Cruz Azul 12/29/2012

Arsenal vs Newcastle - Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Sunderland vs Tottenham- Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Norwich vs Manchester City- Goals and Highlights (12/29/2012)

Sven Nys calls fan to order in cyclocross in Loenhout 12/28/2012

Former England cricket captain Tony Greig dies

Tributes have been paid to former England cricket captain Tony Greig, who has died at the age of 66.

Niger qualify for African Cup of Nations

Niger have qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the second consecutive time. The tournament is due to be held in South Africa in January.

NFL Coach Faces Battle Off Field, Inspires Team to Victory

Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano returns to field after battle with leukemia.

No words to describe this video

Djokovic en Almagro go to the Final.

David Ferrer vs Novak Djokovic & Janko Tipsarevic vs Nicolas Almagro Abu Dhabi 2012

Big 12 Sports web extra for December 29, 2012

Adrian Peterson: I am trying to qualify for the Olympics

Adrian Peterson says he is trying to qualify for the Olympics and believes he could beat Usain Bolt in a race.

NBA : James Johnson gets the 3-pointer off just in time to defeat the Knicks in regulation.

Poor officiating leads to donnybrook in Huntsville!

Donnybrook breaks out during the Huntsville Havoc and Mississippi Surge hockey game!After many missed chances to call spearing Referee Peter MacDougall waited a bit to late to try and control the game.

With just a few minutes left in the 3rd period the Mississippi Surge pull a Havoc player into the bench. Thee Havoc clear their bench to protect their teammate who is getting pummeled by the Surge players.

Referee Peter MacDougall should be the one suspended in my opinion for allowing the game to get that out of hand. On a positive note the more than 5,000 fans got their monies worth and though enjoyed every minute of it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Knockouts Of The Year - Best of 2012 - Russell Jr, Santana, Wilder, Garcia

QPR v Liverpool | Redknapp won't sign players for the sake of it

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says it's far from guaranteed that he will buy ANYONE in the January transfer window - despite the club being rooted in the relegation mire. Nor does he think he will sell anyone either.

Forest appoint McLeish following Sean O'Driscoll sacking

Nottingham Forest surprised many in English football when Sean O'Driscoll was sacked following a notable win on Boxing Day. The man who's replacing him is former Aston Villa and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish.

Everton v Chelsea | Goodison 'a tough place to visit'

Everton boss David Moyes says that after a strong first half to the season he wants more of the same as the club pursue qualification for Europe. Chelsea have scored 12 without reply in their last two games - should be a good game this one.

Lionel Messi turns down Anzhi mega deal

Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi has reportedly turned down a staggering world record 250 million euro move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Japanese Cup highlights! Yokohama F Marinos 0-1 Kashiwa Reysol

Masato Kudo's first-half header is enough for Kashiwa Reysol to reach the final of the Emperor Cup. They take on Gamba Osaka on Tuesday.

Japan LEGEND Endo scores, takes Gamba to Cup final

Yasuhito Endo's goal beats Kashima Antlers and takes Gamba Osaka to the Emperor Cup final in Japan, in which they are due to face Kashiwa Reysol, on 1 January.

Norwich v Man City | Seven-point gap 'significant' for champs

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt says the seven-point gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester United is not insurmountable - though he does agree it is "significant" with half the season gone. He says statistically everything's going fine, though he admits goal-scoring is a worry.

Liverpool ready to buy in transfer window

Brendan Rodgers is set to be a busy man in January as he looks to add to his Liverpool squad. The wheels appear to be in motion to bring in Daniel Sturridge and Tom Ince, while Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis is also said to be on the Anfield radar.

HESKEY scores again after BRILLIANT Rojas goal

Jelle Vossen - welcome to Man United or Fulham? - goals & best moments

NBA: Top 10 Plays of the Night-December 28th

NBA : Johnson's buzzer-beating game-winner!

Check out this incredible finish in Sacramento as DeMarcus Cousins comes up with the steal that leads to a frantic final Kings possession, ending with a James Johnson 3-pointer at the buzzer for the dramatic win over the Knicks!

NBA : Kyrie Irving's incredible 3-pointer at the buzzer!

Check out this amazing 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving as he splits through the defense and hits the running shot right from way downtown as the buzzer sounded to end the first half!

NBA - The Association: Brooklyn Nets - Digital Episode #4

Özil & Khedira wish all madridistas a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Cristiano Ronaldo & Pepe wish you happy holidays!

Realmadrid LIFE: Christmas Special

Alpine Skiing World Cup - Semmering - Women's Giant Slalom 12/28/2012

Alexey Shved Highlights vs Panathinaikos

NBA's 6'11, 200 lb. Austin Daye Gets Taken Out On A Chest Bump!

Boy From Atlanta Stating He's Michael Jordan's Secret Son Plus A Music Artist

This cant be, Atlanta Boy opens his heart about his dad being Michael Jordan, Yes the "MICHAEL JORDAN". He choose christmas day to no longer hold in the family secret. Taj Jordan and his mother Pamela Smith have been holding this secret in since he has a child. He has been emotionally scared because of this whole phenomena.

Not having a father in his life, he feels that it is wrong and the truth should no longer be held in. His Mother Pamela Smith once upon a time had relationship Michael Jordan and remains friends today because of lil MJ Taj Jordan. Why would he keep this a secret? Will Michael Jordan respond this? Will More details come?

Sir Bradley Wiggins on his knighthood

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has spoken about being given a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list and says it will not change him.

Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks Texas Football players suspended Alamo Bowl for Rape Sexual Assault

Quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks have reportedly been suspended by Texas ahead of its Alamo Bowl against Oregon State. This report comes after news broke Friday morning that two unnamed Texas players are being investigated due to a sexual assault claim and after Mack Brown announced two unnamed players had been sent home.

The description of those two players, via the police report: #1= black male age 20, 6'2" and 235 pounds. Bald. Medium build. #2= white male, age 21, 6'0" and 180 pounds. Brown collar length hair. Green eyes.

Those descriptions would come close to those listed for the players being reported by 247 Sports, though McCoy is listed by Texas as being 6'2 and 200 pounds. Neither player has been charged and arrested, if indeed these are the correct names. At this point, they've only been questioned.

McCoy is usually Texas' backup quarterback and is the brother of Longhorns great Colt McCoy. The junior has played in eight games this year. Hicks, also a junior, has played sporadically since recording tackles in Texas' first three games of the year.

Football : Bouzon Cassiano, a Brazilian wunderkind

Ten-year-old Luis 'Moose' Lowery is a big budding football star in the making, with an emphasis on big

Semmering's Gs 2nd leg: Anna Fenninger

Paulinho's Best Goals

A Soccer Ball That Never Wears Out - Constructing the Indestructible

Tim Jahnigen had a vision for a soccer ball that would eliminate the need for the hand-sewn leather balls typically donated by relief agencies. But he needed some help to make it a reality.

Rafa Nadal will miss Australian Open as virus hits injury recovery

Rafael Nadal

Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next month's Australian Open because his recovery from a persistent knee injury has been hampered by a stomach virus.Former world number one Nadal, 26, has suffered from tendonitis in his left knee since losing in the second round of Wimbledon in June.

The injury forced the Spaniard, who has won 11 Grand Slam events, to withdraw from both London 2012 and the US Open.He also pulled out of an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on 27 December.

"My knee is much better and the rehabilitation process has gone well, as predicted by the doctors, but this virus didn't allow me to practise this past week," Nadal said in a statement."Therefore I am sorry to announce that I will not play in Doha and the Australian Open, as we had initially scheduled."

Nadal, who won the Australian Open in 2009, also withdrew from this year's ATP World Tour Finals in London. The world number four had announced on Tuesday on his Facebook page  that he had been advised to rest while he recovers from a fever caused by the stomach infection.

Nadal said it was a difficult decision to pull out of his third consecutive Grand Slam through injury."You need your body to be at its best for the Australian Open," he told the Australian Open website.  "It was a difficult decision and I am extremely disappointed to be missing such a great event."

The left-hander now hopes to return at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel event in Acapulco which starts on 25 February."It hurts to have to wait another 12 months before I get another chance [but] in the meantime, the focus is now on desperately trying to get back on the tour," he said.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: "It is completely understandable and we really feel disappointed for him."(source)

Brazilian Doria is dazzling world football.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Arsene Wenger: Alex Ferguson should be punished says Arsenal manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson should be punished for his touchline behaviour against Newcastle on Boxing Day.

11 year old Brazilian Soccer Star Cassiano Bouzon Signed by FC Barcelona (Child Prodigy Footballer)

Strikeforce - Daniel Cormier: I Am a Fighter

Strikeforce - Nate Marquardt: I Am a Fighter

Inside the NFL - Behind the Scenes Talent Meeting

Inside the NFL - Happy Holidays From Your Favorite Football Experts

Alex Ferguson escapes FA punishment after Boxing Day charade

Alex Ferguson will escape punishment for his conduct during Manchester United's Boxing Day victory over Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez happy with Blues adaptability

After an 8-0 demolition of Aston Villa, Chelsea handled far stiffer opposition in the shape of Norwich City by grinding out a 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

Standard Liege 3-0 Beerschot, Liege return to winning ways

Standard Liege beat Beerschot 3-0 in the Belgian Pro League to record their 12th league win of the season. Standard dominated the opening half, and the pressure eventually told as Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring just before the break. Beerschot goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen could only parry Frederic Bulot's initial attempt into the path of Batshuayi, who tapped home.

Captain delivers cool goal as Standard score second goal

After Standard's first goal, Beerschot failed to recover from that setback and Standard captain Jelle Van Damme would increase his side's advantage just nine minutes into the second-half. Van Damme rose unmarked to beat Stijnen from Paul M'Poku's pinpoint delivery.

Great save from Beerschot doesn't stop Standard score

Standard dominated the opening half, and the pressure eventually told as Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring just before the break. Beerschot goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen could only parry Frederic Bulot's initial attempt into the path of Batshuayi, who tapped home.

Lovely football from Standard Liege as they score 3rd Goal

Two soon became three as Imoh Ezekiel made amends for an earlier miss; slicing through the heart of the Beerschot defence to sweep home. The Nigerian playing a neat one-two with the influential M'Poku before guiding the ball into the back of the net.

Mbokani scores his 15th goal of the season for Anderlecht

It took them just 30 minutes to get in front and it was a familiar face with the goal. Dieumerci Mbokani with his 15th goal of the season to put Anderlecht ahead.

Standard Liege 3-0 Germinal Beerschot | Belgium Pro League 12/27/2012

Aleksandr Kerzhakov - welcome to Arsenal or Chelsea? - goals & best moments

Adam Maher - Welcome to Real Madrid, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle

AZ Alkmaar midfielder is wanted by Premier League giants Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Newcastle and Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Transfer Talk : Ronaldo to return to Man Utd?

NBA: Top 5 Plays of the Night-December 27th

NBA : Durant's BIG block leads to posterizing slam!

Check out Thunder superstar Kevin Durant as he comes up with the big rejection on defense and takes it himself coast-to-coast to deliver the facial on Chris Kaman!

NBA - J.R. Smith's game-winners comparison: Which is better?

J.R. Smith is enjoying a career year for the Knicks this season and has come up with two buzzer-beating game-winners this month alone! Take a look at them side-by-side and judge for yourself which was more impressive!

NBA : Jamal Crawford's pump-fake scoop shot!

Check out this incredible finish near the rim by Jamal Crawford as he takes the pass from Lamar Odom along the baseline and hits the scoop shot with his back to the basket in traffic against the Celtics!

NBA Rooks: Andrew Nicholson Learns the Ropes

Orlando Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson adjusts to the NBA game with the help of some tough love from teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis.

NBA : Collison's incredible game-tying 3-pointer!

Check out this insane three pointer by Darren Collison at the very last second of regulation between the Mavericks & Thunder to tie the game and send it to overtime!

Filipino Families Reaction To Manny Pacquiao Getting KO!

Floyd Mayweather & Adrien Broner Talking Money!

Blake Griffin Screws Over His Kia Sponsorship!

Wild Oats XI wins yachting race in record time

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashes its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race, taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.

Smoke Bomb Explodes in Player's Face

NBA : Dwyane Wade Kicks Ramon Sessions In The Nuts

Football : Reading salary too small for Arshavin

Arsenal's Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin (AFP Photo / Glyn Kirk)

Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin won’t be swapping Arsenal for Reading this winter as he’s unsatisfied with the salary offered by the side stuck in the English Premier League’s relegation zone.Rossiyskay Gazeta newspaper reports the club, owned by the Russian businessman Anton Zingarevich, are eager to pay Arshavin £65,000 per week.

But 31-year-old says it’s not enough as he gets currently has a weekly salary of £80,000 at Arsenal.
Arshavin has long ago lost his place in the Gunners’ starting line up, having made just ten appearances and scoring a single goal this season. According to Transfermarket.de, the Russian’s transfer value is estimated at €9 million at the moment.(source)

Football : It’s Anzhi, who wanted to cash in for Messi

FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi during training at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium (RIA Novosti / Alexander Vilf)

The Spanish media have discovered the name of the Russian club, who offered Barcelona an unbelievable €250 million for the transfer of world’s top footballer, Lionel Messi. Of course, it was Anzhi Makhachkala.
On Thursday, El Mundo Deportivo reported that an unnamed Russian club tried to lure Messi away from Barcelona when he was negotiating a new deal with the Catalan side.

If the Argentine accepted the record salary €30 million per year, Barca would have to let him go due to the huge sum offered for the transfer.Messi prolonged his deal with the Catalans until 2018 in the end, but, according to the paper, Anzhi’s owner, Suleyman Kerimov, says the proposal is still in place.

The 25-year-old attacker gave up the idea of moving to Russia’s Republic of Dagestan because of the Makhachkala side’s vague prospects of participation in major international competitions as well as weather and the language barrier.(source)

'Sports Friends' - Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis

'Incredibly Accurate Football Kicker' Video Impresses NFL: Havard Rugland Tries Out for Jets

Atlanta Braves new 2013 Caps leaked

The most newsworthy revelation in the whole crop, however, is that the Atlanta Braves' batting practice cap features the return of the "screaming savage" that served as part of the Atlanta's logo from 1967 to 1989 . The mohawked image first made an appearance in 1954 during the Braves' Milwaukee days.

The re-emergence of the questionable logo is surprising given that the Cleveland Indians have been distancing themselves from Chief Wahoo in recent years. (This year's Indians BP cap features the increasingly familiar block 'C'.) Even the Braves have landed on the right side of sensitivity, replacing an offensive savage patch on the throwback jerseys the team introduced in 2012.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lucas Matthysse vs. Henry Lundy - Sat. Jan 26th

NBA : Howard Ejected As Lakers Fall To Nuggets

Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points as the Nuggets overcame Kobe Bryant's 40 points.

Henrique delivers Brisbane victory | A-League highlights

Brazilian forward Henrique breathed life into Brisbane's flagging A-League season with the match winner in a 1-0 away triumph against Adelaide United.

Henrique's 65th minute goal at Hindmarsh Stadium deliver Brisbane their fourth win of the season as second-placed Adelaide lose consecutive games. The defending champions Roar rose from ninth to seventh on the ladder ahead of the remaining matches in the round.

Timing of European switch is 'Neymar's decision alone'

Valencia and Brazil 'keeper Diego Alves says that only Neymar himself should make the decision when to switch to play in Europe. Neymar is the hottest South American property, a whizz for Brazilian side Santos and heavily liked with an imminent move to Barcelona.

Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle | Defensive frailties cost Magpies

Alan Pardew, Newcastle boss: "Whatever the score was I thought we could score again. We had to have that attitude. The key moment was Sammy Ameobi hitting the inside of the post. I thought it was in and then I felt it might not be our day. Defensively we should have done a lot better, we should have got something."

Sunderland 1-0 Man City | Disaster for Mancini's men

Robert Mancini, Man City manager: "Too soft in attack, too soft when we shoot, sometimes we want to do one touch more. When we have a chance we have to score. When you play a team like Sunderland they defend with a lot of players behind the ball but we don't score enough to win games like this. They were very lucky, they defended well. We need to solve this problem."

O'Driscoll SACKED hours after leading Forest to important win

Sean O'Driscoll masterminds Nottingham Forest's 4-2 win over Leeds United ... but a couple of hours later he finds out he's been sacked!

Norwich 0-1 Chelsea | Blues 'a quality team'

"You can see why they score the goals they do." Chris Hughton, Norwich manager, has few complaints after his team are beaten 1-0 by a skillful Chelsea outfit.

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham | AVB delighted with huge Premier League win

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has praised Tottenham's team performance after they beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the Premier League.Jermain Defoe opened the scoring early in the second half - his 14th of the season - before Welsh wizard Gareth Bale rifled in a hat-trick past the hapless Villains.

Stoke City 3-1 Liverpool | Reds' boss Rodgers unhappy with soft goals in defeat

Waasland-Beveren 1-1 Genk | MARRIAGE PROPOSAL before Belgian Pro League game!

A League OWN GOAL! Calamity for Durante in Phoenix v Heart game

Wellington goal completes AMAZING comeback v Melbourne Heart in the A League!

Jeremain Lens - welcome to Newcastle? - goals & best moments

NBA: Top 10 Plays of the Night-December 26th

NBA : J.R. Smith's buzzer-beating game-winner!

Check out this incredible game-winner by J.R. Smith who takes the inbound from Jason Kidd and hits the tough fadeaway jumper for the win at the buzzer in Phoenix!

Pepe, Artur Agostinho prize as person of the year in Portugal in 2012

Everton vs Wigan - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Fulham vs Southampton - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

QPR vs West Brom - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Dundee v Celtic - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Sunderland vs Manchester City - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Norwich vs Chelsea - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Stoke City vs Liverpool - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Aston Villa vs Tottenham - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Manchester United vs Newcastle - Goals and Highlights (12/26/2012)

Olympian wants Sri Lankans overcome fear of water

Eight years on from the day that Asia was hit by a devastating tsunami, Sri Lanka is just one country still dealing with its legacy. Despite being an island, many Sri Lankan children are brought up without being taught to swim. Now, one the country's Olympic legends is making an effort to change the country's attitudes towards swimming.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Andy Murray focusing on winning

US Open champion Andy Murray says tournament wins and not becoming the world number one is the focus as he builds towards next month's Australian Open.

PSG takes on Valencia in Champions League

Big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain will take on Valencia following the draw for the Champions League last 16 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

NBA : LeBron Discusses Win Against Thunder

LeBron James comments on the Heat's performance against the Thunder on Christmas.

Built to Perform: Alabama's Offensive Line

Alex Scarborough from TideNation breaks down how -- of all the Crimson Tide strengths -- No. 2 Alabama's offensive line is built to perform against undefeated Notre Dame in the Discover BCS National Championship.

Sibling Rivalry in Sugar Bowl

Kamran Joyer, an offensive lineman for No. 21 Louisville, and Hunter Joyer, a fullback at No. 3 Florida, will face each other for the first time in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Michael DiRocco from GatorNation talks to the brothers about the game.

What Effect Will Amar'e Stoudemire Have?

A scouting report on Newell's Old Boys attacker Ignacio Scocco

Euroleague.TV: Game of the Week video preview

The new Top 16 starts this week with a Game of the Week in Group F between Montepaschi Siena and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

Euroleague : What you don't know about... Lior Eliyahu -- Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Ten uncommon questions to Lior Eliyahu, the captain of the Israeli team ahead of the Game of the week against Montepaschi Siena.

NBA: Top 10 Plays of the Night - Christmas Edition

NBA : Billy Crystal & Van Gundy love Barnes' dunk replay

Check out this BIG Matt Barnes dunk that draws the awesome replay, much to the admiration of actor and guest announcer Billy Crystal & Jeff Van Gundy.

NBA : Crawford's behind-the-back dazzles Billy Crystal!

Check out this amazing behind-the-back move by Clippers guard Jamal Crawford for the score against the Nuggets to the amazement of actor Billy Crystal who makes a guest appearance in the broadcast booth!

NBA : Lebron & Durant battle on Christmas!

Check out the highlights from the BIG showdown between the reigning MVP LeBron James & the reigning scoring champion Kevin Durant as the Thunder & Heat squared off in South Beach this Christmas for a rematch of last years' NBA finals!

NBA : Kobe bests Carmelo in Christmas duel!

Check out some of the highlights from the BIG Christmas showdown in L.A. between the NBA's top two scorers as Kobe Bryant and the Lakers hosted Carmelo Anthony & the Knicks!

NBA : Kevin Durant EXPLODES to the rack!

Check out this BIG slam dunk from Kevin Durant as he puts on the hesitation dribble and then drives hard to the rim for the jam in the Christmas showdown between the Thunder and Heat from South Beach!

NBA : LeBron's slamming Christmas!

Check out these two BIG dunks from LeBron James as his Miami Heat take on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in South Beach this Christmas!

NBA : Gasol's Power Dunk seals the Christmas win!

Check out Lakers forward Pau Gasol drive the lane and throw down the power two-handed slam dunk to give the Lakers a 5-point lead in the closing moments of the Christmas showdown at Staples Center with the Knicks!

Welcome to London, by Juan Mata

KV Kortrijk vs Sporting Lokeren - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

Kilmarnock vs Hibernian - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

Heart of Midlothian vs Dundee United - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

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Boxing Women : Fight Acuña vs Duer (Argentina) Part 2

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Boxing Women : Fight Acuña vs Duer (Argentina) Part 1

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Boxing : Fight Verón vs Herrera (Argentina)

Ajax to grow football talent for Russia

The Ajax youth academy will hold a training camp for Russian kids in the Moscow Region in the summer, with the prospect of making it a permanent fixture. Established a hundred years ago, Ajax are one of the world's most successful football teams and also one of the biggest brands in the game.

The Amsterdam side has won 31 domestic championships and the European Cup four times, including three consecutive years from 1971 and the now Champions League, in 1995.The club is renowned not only for this impressive record, but also the attack-minded philosophy they apply.

“Our fans like attractive football,” Henri van der Aat, Ajax commercial director, told RT. “And attractive football to us is playing in the opponents’ half, having a lot of the possession, being creative and doing a lot of attacking. That’s our philosophy because that’s what we think the kids like.”

“For Ajax, winning isn’t the most important, the style of football is most important – an attractive, beautiful game,” Derk Sauer, Ajax aide-de-camp in Russia and CIS, added.

One of the club's recipes for success has always been the Ajax youth academy. The breeding ground of Dutch football has unearthed numerous stellar talents such as the legendary Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Over the past decade it has become harder for Ajax to compete in the top European tournaments with home grown players being lured away by richer leagues. But the talent factory never stops producing excellent footballers.

“It they don’t leave when you’re 17 or 18, but leave at 25 then we can develop them really well – so it’s good for the player,” Alex Gernaert, Ajax youth coach, stressed. “We have to let them go and that’s no problem. But we want them to stick longer with the club. ”

The traditions at the famed academy remain the same as they've been since the late 1960s, when the Dutch created the concept of ‘Total Football’. Ajax strives to keep their way of playing football recognizable: attractive, offensive-minded, creative and fast, with always using three forwards, so the young players can get accustomed to the Ajax style.

After establishing a club in South Africa in 1999, the Amsterdam outfit have set their sights on Russia for a training camp. Using the best Dutch coaches the camp will be operating next summer forty kilometres west of Moscow, with the prospect of a permanent Ajax academy in Russia sometime in the future.(source)

Football Kicker Trick Shots Video Goes Viral

A video of a man from Norway performing football kicker trick shots is going viral. Havard Rugland's "Kickalicious" video has him kicking onto moving boats and cars, and hitting consecutive 50-yard field goals. Some may question what editing was involved, but Patrick Jones thinks with kicking this good, the NFL should start recruiting in Europe.

Raw : Dad's Reaction To Getting A Ticket To The Game

Antoni Sarcevic Spectacular Goal vs Harrogate Town

Mubadala World Tennis Championship: Preview

Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2012 - Preview/Trailer

Rafael Nadal for "Mubadala World Tennis Championship"

Fiorentina Style- it's Christmas

Life of Leo Messi in funny cartoons

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

NBA : Kobe's sick reverse layup vs Knicks!

Check out this smooth reverse layup by Kobe Bryant in the 1st quarter of the Christmas Day matchup with the Knicks at the Staples Center!

NBA : Carmelo red-hot in the 3rd Quarter!

Check out some of the highlights from Carmelo Anthony's BIG 3rd quarter in the Christmas Day matchup between the Knicks and Lakers! Anthony would finish with 17 points in the quarter to lead New York to a 1-point lead.

Queen's message praises Olympic athletes

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pays tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who inspired the nation this summer.

Viktor Ahn eyes short-track gold in Sochi after Russia move

Viktor Ahn is Russia's big medal hope at their first-ever Winter Games in Sochi as the three-time Olympic short-track champion targets more glory, following his move from South Korea.

Ligety loses Rockfest crown at musical skiing event

Local favourite Davide Simoncelli has won the light-hearted Rockfest event after American holder Ted Ligety crashed out in his final run, in Italy.

Olympic gymnasts teach kids tricks of the trade

Russia's Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champions have held a festive masterclass in Moscow to teach aspiring kids a trick or two.

MMA star Arlovski: 'Family and fans made me stronger'

Former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski says family and fans gave him the motivation as the Belarusian fighter has gone unbeaten in five bouts since early 2011.

Lips' Service: New Swiss coach leads Russia to curling gold

New coach Thomas Lips was one of the reasons behind Russian women's success at the recent European Curling Championships, in Sweden. The Swiss specialist guiding his charges to their second continental trophy in six years, after just six months in charge.

Dutch giants Ajax to set up football academy in Russia

The famed Ajax youth academy will hold a training camp for Russian kids in the Moscow Region this summer, with the prospect of making this a permanent fixture.

Malkin nets first KHL hat-trick as Ovechkin helps Dynamo stay top

Evgeny Malkin has scored his first hat-trick in the KHL as his current side Metallurg Magnitogorsk beat Atlant 5-3, on the road, to go temporarily top of the Eastern Conference. Alexander Ovechkin's Dynamo Moscow remain top of the league.

SMU Rolls To Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Win

Highlight of the night: SMU improved to 3-1 in bowl games under June Jones with a 43-10 win against Fresno State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

NFL : June Jones Talks Bowl Win

SMU coach June Jones comments on his team's 43-10 win against Fresno State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

Dries Mertens - welcome to Liverpool? - goals & best moments

Dries Mertens' form for PSV Eindhoven has been key for the Eredivisie leaders heading into the winter break. The Belgian winger's form has alerted the likes of Liverpool with his impressive displays for the 'Rood-witten' netting seven goals and nine assists in 15 matches.

The best ten plays of the Turkish Airliines regular season

FC Barcelona - Making off of the digital greeting FCB with Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Valdes

New Year wishes from Florentino Pérez, Mourinho, Casillas, and Ramos

What Christmas means for Florentino Pérez, Mourinho, Casillas, and Ramos

The best moments of 2012 for Florentino Pérez, Mourinho, Casillas, and Ramos

Audience success in the third annual 'Partido x la Ilusión'

Fans packed into the Palacio de Deportes to enjoy the artists, athletes and ex-players who came out to support Iker Casillas's event

Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton 2-0 Goals & Highlights

NHRA's Nicole Lyons eyes NASCAR

Nicole Lyons shifts gears from drag racing to NASCAR as the only African-American woman driver.

Mike Vick Will Start for Philadelphia Eagles vs NY Giants Game This Sunday

Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the New York Giants in Sunday's season finale.Reid said Monday that Foles broke his throwing hand in the second quarter of a 27-20 loss to Washington, but returned to the game after X-rays at the stadium were negative.

Vick hasn't played since suffering a concussion during a loss to the Cowboys on Nov. 11. He was recently cleared to return.''There's a pretty good chance Michael will be the starter,'' Reid said. ''That's what we're looking at right now. That's the direction I'm going as we speak right now.''

The Eagles (4-11) went 1-5 with the 23-year-old Foles as the starter.''I banged it up a little in the first half,'' he said. ''It didn't affect my throwing at all.''An MRI taken on Monday revealed a hairline fracture, Reid said.

Reid added because it's a non-displaced fracture, Foles should be 100 percent in about three weeks.Foles, a third-round pick out of Arizona, completed 60.8 percent of his passes for an Eagles rookie record 1,699 yards, with six touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games following Vick's injury.

The Eagles were 3-6 in Vick's nine starts this year. Vick, in his fourth season with Philadelphia, completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards with 11 TDs and nine interceptions before his injury.

Vick was not in uniform Sunday. Veteran Trent Edwards served as Foles' backup, and he'll be Vick's backup against the Giants. Edwards has not thrown a pass this year.The Giants go into the game with faint playoff hopes. They need a win over the Eagles and losses by Minnesota, Chicago and Dallas to reach the postseason.

Why cricket is gaining in popularity in Rwanda

One of the more unexpected side-effects of the turmoil in recent Rwandan history is the growth of cricket in the country.Many who fled the horrific events of the 1994 genocide ended up in refugee camps in countries such as Uganda and Kenya.

Here they learnt cricket and when they returned home they brought the sport with them.Charles Haba is the President and one of the founders of the Rwanda Cricket Association.

Monday, December 24, 2012

NBA Stars Ready For Christmas Day

Feyenoord 2-1 Groningen | van Dijk strikes with clinical finish

Groningen manage to equalise againist Feyenooord, with the powerful finish by van Dijk.

Feyenoord 2-1 Groningen | Graziano Pellè opens lead for Feyenoord

Boxing Day Premier League Preview 12/24/2012

Brilliant Goal for Roda! | Roda take the lead - 2-3 | VVV v Roda JC

Roda score three goals in the space of five minuets! They take the lead with a great goal from Mark Fledderus, giving Roda a lead of 2-3.

Feyenoord steal late win | Feyenoord 2-1 Groningen | Full Highlights

A late goal sealed a 2-1 win for Feyenoord over floundering Groningen in the Eredivisie on Sunday.

The Goal Show | Messi tied to Barcelona till 2018 | Heskey v Del Pero in A-League

Club Brugge stun Standard Liege | Standard Liege 1 - 3 Club Brugge | Full Highlights

Club Brugge travelled to Standard Liege on Sunday, with the third place spot in the Pro League in their sights. But their optimism was short-lived, as Standard took the lead after just 50 seconds.

Sutchuin-Djoum scores winning goal! | Roda win the game - 2 - 4 | VVV v Roda JC

Ajax held at Utrecht | Utrecht 0-0 Ajax | Full Highlights

Defending champions Ajax failed to make it four straight Eredivisie wins on Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw at sixth-placed Utrecht.

Anderlecht make it nine straight wins | Genk 2 - 4 Anderlecht | Full Highlights

There was no shortage of fanfare as Pro League leaders Anderlecht travelled to Genk on Sunday. Anderlecht hadn't lost in nearly two months, but were held to a 2-2 draw by Genk last time they met.

Standard Liege score in 50seconds! | Standard Liege v Club Brugge

Club Brugge travelled to Standard Liege on Sunday, with the third place spot in the Pro League in their sights. But their optimism was short-lived, as Standard took the lead after just 50 seconds. A poor backpass from Club Brugge captain Carl Hoefkens gave Imoh Ezekiel an opening, and although his initial shot was saved by Vladan Kujovic, the Nigerian made no mistake from the rebound.

Brugge get final goal in the last minute | Standard Liege 1-3 Club Brugge

Brugge get final goal in the last minute - 1-3, taking the win from Standard Liege.

Brugge take the lead | Standard Liege v Club Brugge

Ferguson wants happy new year after Robin van Persie incident

Their festive schedule has already been overshadowed by an incident involving Robin van Persie at Swansea.

Marseille head coach Elie Baup delight at home win | Marseille 1-0 Saint Etienne

Marseille head coach Elie Baup was relieved to see his side hold on to secure a narrow 1-0 win over Saint Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Top 5 Goals of the Season | Argentine Primera Division 12/24/2012

Ruben Botta fine individual goal for Tigre has taken the best goal in Argentina's Torneo Inicial.

NBA: Top 10 Plays of the Night-December 23rd

NBA : Blake Griffin Breaks Free and Explodes for the Dunk

Check out the showtime moment in Phoenix as Blake Griffin shakes free for the big tomahawk slam.

NBA : The Spurs Make It Rain from Long Distance

Check out all 20 of the Spurs 3-pointers, a franchise record, against the Mavericks on Sunday!

NBA : The Return of Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki sees his first action of the 2012-2013 season against the Spurs after recovering from an injured knee.

Woman Soccer Streaker caught with blue & white boobs

NSFW! Woman streaker (with blue & white boobs) invades pre-match at GVVV v Groningen.Ordinarily, the KVB Beker match between GVV and Groningen would be unlikely to make many headlines but thanks to Eredivisie Live, many males out there can ogle at some blue and white boobs.

For what its worth, Groningen emerged 2-1 winners but the pre-match fan fare was dominated by the woman streaker who livened up proceedings.

Serena Williams Impression: Athlete Responds To Caroline Wozniacki's Impersonation Of Her

Several weeks ago, Caroline Wozniacki's Serena Williams impersonation set off a firestorm of criticism. While some called the Danish athlete's imitation "hilarious", others didn't find the stunt so entertaining.

As the target of the prank, Serena Williams remained silent on the matter for quite some time. But the tennis player recently spoke out in response to the controversy. In an email to USA Today, she said she saw no ill-will in Wozniacki's impersonation.

"I know Caro and I would call her my friend," she wrote. "And I don't think she (meant) anything racist by it."Williams admitted that she hadn't seen the viral video of Wozniacki, but said she didn't understand why others felt that particular incident was racist as opposed to other impressions of her in the past.

However, she added that Wozniacki may want to reconsider repeating the stunt if others took offense. "I must add," she wrote. "If people feel this way, she should take reason and do something different next time," ending the sentence with a smiley face.

Black women's bodies, in the game of tennis, have been a topic of controversy and discussion before. Just this year, Taylor Townsend, the top-ranking junior tennis player in the world, was under the microscope for her shape and size, after the USTA tried to deny her access to a tournament because of her weight.

Williams has admittedly referred to herself as "bootylicious", a body classification that many women of color embrace. In the email, she said she doesn't pay much attention to negative commentary. At the end of the day, I spend my time focused on things to become better and not bring me down," she wrote.(source)

Shocking : Ryan Freel Commits Suicide

Ryan Freel

Former Major League player Ryan Freel has commited suicide, as first reported by First Coast News. Freel, a utility player who spent parts of eight seasons in the Majors, took his own life at the age of 36. Best known for his years with the Cincinnati Reds, he played 594 games with five teams from 2001 through 2009.

Citing confirmation from Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville.com reported that Freel was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Cincinnati Enquirer received a note from Reds director of media relations Rob Butcher:

The Reds family is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ryan Freel. His teammates and our fans loved him for how hard he played the game, and he loved giving back to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

According to Reds.com, Freel was a "fan favorite for his gritty play and hustle" during his stint with the team. He participated in a Reds fantasy camp in 2011.(source)

Ben Roethlisbergers Inexplicable interception Finishes Pittsburgh Steelers playoff Hopes

When teams are tempted to take a chance late in a game backed up in their own territory they might remember what Ben Roethlisberger did on Sunday and run out the clock instead.

Amazing : Malkin's first KHL hat-trick

Star forward Evgeny Malkin stole the show this week in the KHL with his Metallurg Magnitogorsk side going top in the East.On Wednesday, the steelmakers beat Atlant 5-3 and Geno put his brilliance on show once again claiming four points and his first hat-trick in the league.

Struggling Atlant was edged out again on Friday by Traktor from Chelyabinsk with one of Russia's most gifted new generation players Evgeny Kuznetsov netting twice and adding one more goal to give his side a shoot-out win.

Meanwhile, the Gagarin Cup holders, Dynamo Moscow, are still top of the league, with Aleksandr Ovechkin having scored 16 goals. His latest against Metallurg Novokuznetsk was probably the most beautiful.

Dynamo’s cross-town rivals CSKA are still on the road to their full capacity performance. Pavel Datsyuk keeps giving us his magic on the ice assisting Patrick Davis, who opened for the Armymen against Ak Bars. But the visitors managed to come from behind through two from Kirill Petrov to win it 2-1
Watch the best moments of the KHL action, including the top saves of the week, in RT’s pick.

Sunday Times to Lance Armstrong: ‘Give our money back’

Banned US cyclist Lance Armstrong (AFP Photo / Frederic J. Brown)

The Sunday Times newspaper is suing Lance Armstrong for more than $1.6 million over the cyclist's successful libel action concerning doping allegations. In 2004 the British newspaper had to pay Armstrong £300,000 after the American won a suit against them over allegations he took performance enhancing drugs.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, USADA, proved earlier this year that Armstrong led a massive doping program during most of his career. The cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life.

The Sunday Times announced this weekend that it had filed an action demanding Armstrong return “the settlement payment plus interest, as well as its costs in defending the case.” The claim is expected to exceed £1 million ($1.6mn).(source)

Football : Arshavin may join Pogrebnyak in Reading

Players Pavel Pogrebnyak and Andrei Arshavin (AFP Photo / Sysoev)

Former Russia captain Andrey Arshavin is close to leaving Arsenal this winter and moving westwards to Reading. Goal.com reports the Premier League’s underdogs, owned by the Russian businessman Anton Zingarevich, are ready to spend 4 million pounds for the 31-year-old forward. The deal is expected to be finalized early next month.

Arshavin’s first club Zenit St Petersburg and Premier League’s Fulham had previously approached Arsenal over a possible transfer, but the Royals appeared to be the most insistent.It is expected Arshavin will earn around 60,000 pounds a week, which will be the club’s new record, which is more than Arshavin’s former Zenit and Russia teammate Pavel Pogrebnyak gets at the club.

Arshavin joined the Gunners in 2009 and made 104 appearances scoring 23 goals. His recent doldrums has seen him settle deep into Arsenal’s bench, and made coach Arsene Wenger say the player has no future at the London club.(source)

NFL : Vernon Davis Gets Demoralized!

3D Christmas: Queen's Speech praises London 2012 athletes

The Queen will pay tribute to the inspiring athletes who took part in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in her 3D Christmas message.

Incredible save by the Adelaide United skipper Eugene Galekovic on Tyler Boyd's penalty for Wellington Phoenix

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mourinho: "We are leaving sad because we lost, but we know we played as well as we could"

Utrecht vs Ajax 0-0 Full Highlights

Feyenoord vs Groningen 2-1 Goals & Highlights

NAC Breda vs PSV Eindhoven - Goals and Highlights (12/22/2012)

Valenciennes vs Evian TG - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

Friendly: Match by illusion - 12/23/2012 (Iker Casillas)

Chelsea vs Aston Villa - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

Swansea City vs Manchester United - Goals and Highlights (12/23/2012)

Senegalese basketball stars eye America

In a country where football rules, basketball is becoming increasingly popular as the stars of tomorrow eye the potential of a rich future in the NBA in the United States.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp slams overpaid players

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has slammed some of his squad as 'average' players who make far too much money.

Brendan Rodgers thrilled with Liverpool reaction

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was thrilled with his side's reaction to their shock defeat to Aston Villa last week after watching the Reds beat Fulham 4-0 on Saturday.

No La Liga title for Real Madrid | Mourinho faces reality

Real Madrid need to accept the fact they probably won't be challenging for the La Liga title this season, according to coach Jose Mourinho.

Record-breaking Barcelona happy | Beat Real Valladolid 3-1 on Saturday

Barcelona's caretaker coach Jordi Roura believes his side can go into their winter break happy after beating Real Valladolid 3-1 on Saturday.

Massimiliano Allegri puzzled | Milan's heavy 4-2 defeat against Roma

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes his side deserved better than a 4-2 defeat against Roma in Serie A on Saturday.

Lyon level with PSG | Garde preparing for tough title race

Lyon coach Remi Garde beleives anything could happen in the second half of the season as his side enter the Ligue 1 winter break level with PSG at the top of the table.

Malaga defeats La Liga champions Real Madrid

Malaga head coach Manuel Pellegrini believes his side should savour the moment, after defeating defending La Liga champions Real Madrid on Saturday.

Roma defeats Milan 4-2 | Zdenek Zeman side can still improve

Roma coach Zdenek Zeman believes his side still has plenty of improving to do despite their impressive 4-2 win over Milan in Serie A on Saturday.

Lazio hungry for victories | Lazio 1-0 Sampdoria

Lazio managed a 1-0 victory over Sampdoria on Saturday, much to the delight of head coach Vladimir Petkovic who believes an improved away form will be key to their season's success.

Sochi 2014: Paralympic Champions (RT Documentary)

These people may be a little different from the familiar image of Olympic champions. They are disabled, but it does not stop them from winning medals, training hard and becoming the pride of their families and country. RT met with some of Russia's most famous paralympic athletes to learn their story and to find out that people with disabilities have in fact unlimited abilities.

NFL : Peyton Manning Broncos Highlights 2012

Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yardage record

The Detroit Lions fell to 4-11 in a lost and disappointing season, but there's one thing this franchise can be proud of in 2012, and that's the performance of receiver Calvin Johnson. Despite the fact that every defense he faces focuses on him almost exclusively, the absence of any consistent target to take the heat off of him, and a quarterback in Matthew Stafford whose productivity and mechanics have been inconsistent to say the least, "Megatron" has performed as few receivers ever have. And with 2:57 left in the Lions' Saturday night loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yardage with a 26-yard catch from Stafford.

After the catch, Johnson handed the ball to his father, Calvin Sr., who was on the sideline.
"It's an accomplishment that took a lot of work," Johnson said after the game. "You're still in the moment -- in the play that just happened, so I was still focused. I don't think I even said anything when I gave my dad the ball. I just gave him a hug. But when I think back on it, it's a special moment.

"We had tried that route earlier, but it got walled off by the MIKE [linebacker, Will] Witherspoon," Johnson said of the record-breaking catch. "We called the route again, and I just bounced it around -- I was just like, 'See the ball, see the ball.' The guys were telling me that I was 4 or 5 yards away -- everybody was keeping the record up."

The old record was set by Rice in 1995 with 1,848, and Johnson, who ended the game with 11 receptions for 225 yards, now has 1,892 for the season. He has a very good opportunity to become the first receiver to break 2,000 yards for a single season, a goal once thought unobtainable -- even by the greatest receiver of all time.

"It's gonna go down," Rice told ESPN's Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden in the third quarter. "This guy is just really amazing. Watching him go out there and do his thing on the football field -- he's a true talent, and that's why they call him Megatron. You never want your records to be broken, but if anyone's gonna do it, I would prefer Megatron to do it. I think this guy is trying to not only break my record, but he's trying to get to 2,000 yards. I tried and was not successful, but I think he's gonna do it.

"He can run every route -- from the slant, to running by you with that 4.35 speed. He can out-jump out -- just get up in the air, levitate, and make those incredible catches. He has all the tools."
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