Man United should be looking forward to playing at Old Trafford - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Steve Nicol rounds up a big day in the Premier League with Man City and Chelsea beaten at home and Man United thrashing Cardiff. Steve Nicol recaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sensational start as Man United manager with a 5-1 win over Cardiff City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't wait to lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Huddersfield. Having been parachuted in as caretaker manager for the rest of the season, the for...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Italy, Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Cardiff, Espn, Huddersfield, Man City, United

Shanghai Shenhua announce Quique Sanchez Flores as new manager

Quique Sanchez Flores left Watford earlier this year. Former Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named as the new head coach of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, the club said on Tuesday. The Spaniard replaces Wu Jingui, who takes over as sporting director after steering Shenhua to victory in the Chinese FA Cup in 2017. Sanchez Flores has not worked since April, when he was dismissed by Spanish side Espanyol after almost two years at the helm. The former Real Ma...
Tags: China, Football, Spain, Sport, Story, Espanyol, Real Madrid, Chinese Super League, Watford, Quique Sánchez Flores, Shanghai Shenhua, Sánchez Flores, Shenhua, Wu Jingui

Chargers get another shot at AFC West title, top seed

COSTA MESA — For a second, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn thought about the what if. The Chargers got the Kansas City Chiefs loss they wanted for Christmas, but they didn’t hold their end of the bargain. Both AFC West teams lost in Week 16, leaving the division and the top seed in the conference unclaimed heading into the final week of the regular season. “You think about it for a second, what could have been and what should have been, and all that, but it doesn’t do you any good,” Lynn said Monday...
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The news before it happens: Let’s look back at 2019

Time has flown again, quicker than a transferring high school quarterback or Steve Pearce’s high drive to leftfield. How can one adequately summarize all the sporting events of 2019? Quick, let’s do it before Skip and Shannon find out: JANUARY Canelo Alvarez agrees to let DAZN telecast all of his drug tests, via live-streaming. Waffle Houses close their doors during the Alabama-Clemson national championship game. Three butter companies file for bankruptcy. The Rams win the NFC championship in Ne...
Tags: Kentucky, Angels, Sports, Alabama, NFL, San Francisco, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Patrick Reed, Kings, Nba, New Orleans, Rangers, Chargers, Ncaa

Raiders win possible final game in Oakland 27-14 vs. Broncos

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Harris returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown after Denver failed to down it, and the Raiders gave their fans plenty to celebrate in their possible final game in Oakland, beating the Broncos 27-14 on Monday night. The Raiders (4-11) are set to move to Las Vegas in 2020 […]
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No-burn order issued for much of Southern California for Christmas Day

Indoor and outdoor wood burning will be prohibited on Christmas Day in much of Southern California because of weather conditions conducive to concentrated pollution, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The agency issued a “no-burn” alert that goes into effect at midnight until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday in the South Coast Air Basin. The basin encompasses Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “Do your part to help keep our a...
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The message of Christmas can resonate with all

This year might be a good one to contemplate just how unlikely and yet inspiring the Christmas story is. Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of Jesus, who, Christians believe, came to Earth to save humankind from its multifarious sins and transgressions, to offer hope of salvation to those who believe. Yet the accretion of custom and the romanticization of the story sometimes keep us from seeing just how improbable, in terms of the ways of the world, this story is. If one thinks as the wo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Iran, Syria, Earth, Rome, Afghanistan, Soccer, Editorials, Jesus, Lausd, Mary, Joseph, Orange County Register, Southern California Administration

Jadeja was fit when picked for Australia tour - MSK Prasad

MSK Prasad said that in a fitness report presented at the time of selection, Ravindra Jadeja was found to be "absolutely fit" and was hence picked for the Australia tou
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RB Lindsay exits Broncos' loss with wrist injury

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, who earlier this month became the first undrafted player on offense to be named to a Pro Bowl in his rookie season, left Monday night's game at Oakland with a right wrist injury and did not return.
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NFL notebook: Seahawks sign Carroll through 2021 season

The news comes two days after Swearinger -- a Pro Bowl alternate who has had a career season -- ripped defensive coordinator Greg Manusky following the team's loss to the Tennessee Titans, which officially eliminated Washington from postseason contention. A few hours after Swearinger's radio appearance, the team officially announced his release, which allows other teams to claim the safety off waivers. Swearinger told the radio station he wasn't given a reason for being let go, bu...
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NFL Power Rankings: Eric Weddle says nobody wants to face Ravens, and he's right

After the Ravens beat the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore safety Eric Weddle was asked if the Ravens could get to the Super Bowl. “Honestly, why not?” Weddle said, via Prepare yourselves, if you haven’t already, for an offseason-long debate about whether the Ravens offense we’ve seen with Lamar Jackson in the second half of the season is sustainable.
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Injured Huddersfield star Mooy ruled out of Asian Cup

Melbourne (AFP) – Australia’s Asian Cup defence has been dealt a blow with Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy ruled out of the tournament after a second opinion on a knee injury confirmed the worst. Mooy has... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Alexander: The readers have their holiday say

Today, we get the readers’ Christmas present to the columnist: The easiest workday of the year. For those who took the time to write in response to things I wrote, the podium is yours (edited for length and clarity where necessary), with thanks for your willingness to engage. But remember, This Space reserves the right to the last word. • On my suggestion that abusive fan behavior should be policed more stringently, following Ram cornerback Marcus Peters’ in-game discussion with a fan at the Col...
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Source: Irish backup QB Wimbush to transfer

Notre Dame backup quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who started the first three games of the season for the Irish before being replaced by Ian Book, intends to transfer following the College Football Playoff, a source told ESPN.
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Chasing history, Pakistan seek batting solidity against Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada

Having arrived with a strong bowling attack, this could be Pakistan's best-ever chance to finally win a Test series in South Africa
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Raiders fans spared MNF's 'Booger mobile' for potential Oakland Coliseum finale

Raiders fans who showed up for Monday’s Christmas Eve home finale and possibly the last NFL game in Oakland were treated to a fast start when Dwayne Harris returned a Broncos punt for a touchdown. Booger McFarland didn’t block the view of Raiders fans with his dumb crane in the potential finale at the Oakland Coliseum. ESPN analyst Booger McFarland has been irking fans all season with his “Monday Night Football” sideline crane that moves up and down the field, obstructing views of paying custo...
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Come Tomorrow

CELEBRATORY  MEAL Nearly Traditional another white meat ? PORK ROAST = CONJOINED PORK CHOPS -------   .. Preparations under way for a feast... We're celebrating a season of mad merchandising and the faux reenactment of gift giving to the savior of humankind... Peace on earth   ---   Goodwill to all ! -------    . WALLPAPER:  ALMOND/LEMON CURD TURNOVERS [Author: Yellowstoner]
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LeBron: 'I don't feel like it's ever been toxic around me'

In an interview ahead of Christmas, LeBron James discusses the start of his Lakers tenure, elite players, and the end of his career.
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Cristiano Ronaldo to be rested vs. Atalanta, Massimiliano Allegri confirms

Cristiano Ronaldo will not start for Juventus in their next Serie A game. Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in the starting line-up when Juventus face Atalanta on Wednesday (9 a.m. ET, ESPN+), his coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed. The game will mark the first time Ronaldo has not begun a Serie A game since he joined Juventus in the summer. The 33-year-old has been an ever-present after swapping Real Madrid for Italy and is second in the Serie A scoring charts with 11 goals in 17 games. Howev...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Italy, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atalanta, Espn, Massimiliano Allegri, Atalanta Massimiliano Allegri

LeBron: My recruiting is vital to Lakers' success

LeBron James says his recruiting efforts are as important to the Lakers as his play. "I think being in L.A., I don't think it would be that hard to get guys here," he said. "But we got to win."
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College football notebook: Alabama suspends three ahead of CFP semifinal

Alabama suspended sophomore starting left guard Deonte Brown and two reserves for Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal game against Oklahoma, the school announced Monday night. In a news release, coach Nick Saban cited "a violation of team rules and policies" as the reason for the suspensions of Brown, junior offensive lineman Elliot Baker and sophomore tight end Kedrick James for the Orange Bowl matchup. Senior guard Lester Cotton is expected to return to a starting role.
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, Oklahoma, CFP, Nick Saban, Deonte Brown, Kedrick James, Elliot Baker, Lester Cotton

Titans QB Mariota's status uncertain for crucial Colts clash

The Tennessee Titans will continue to monitor quarterback Marcus Mariota ahead of Sunday's crucial matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota injured his elbow in the first half of Tennessee's 25-16 NFL victory over the Washington Redskins last week and left the game. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters that Mariota's status for the team's clash with the Colts is uncertain.
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Sabres broadcaster ‘doing well’ after being hospitalized

The longtime voice of the Buffalo Sabres hasn’t been silenced after being wheeled out of the press box on a stretcher. Rick Jeanneret is ”resting and doing well,” the Sabres announced Sunday, about 12 hours after the Hall of Fame broadcaster was transported to the hospital during the third period of Buffalo’s victory over the Anaheim Ducks. And, the team added, the 76-year-old Jeanneret already is looking forward to returning to the broadcast booth following the NHL’s three-day Christmas break.
Tags: News, Buffalo, NHL, Hall of Fame, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Rick Jeanneret, Jeanneret

Follow live: Bucks visit Knicks to begin hoops-filled day

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on the struggling Knicks in the first of five NBA games on Christmas Day.
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Marotta rings the changes as crisis-hit Inter tackle Napoli

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan’s new CEO Giuseppe Marotta has begun to ring the changes at crisis-hit Inter Milan with the axe falling on Belgian bad boy Radja Nainggolan who has been suspended for disciplinary... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Inter Milan, Napoli, Radja Nainggolan, Afp, Inter, Giuseppe Marotta, Marotta, Milan AFP Inter Milan

Guardiola in new territory with English title fight

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola ends the calendar year with his Manchester City side embroiled in what has suddenly become a thrilling title race for the first time in his Premier League managerial... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Benitez return a memory of Christmas past for Liverpool

Liverpool (AFP) – Rafa Benitez’s return to Anfield on Boxing Day is likely to stir memories of an unsuccessful Liverpool challenge for the Premier League title, but Jurgen Klopp is trying to focus on the... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Video- The Big Guy Is Approaching

Michael Buble & Ariana Grande "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"  
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Rising Son now a Spurs star

London (AFP) – If Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive defeat of Everton confirmed their standing as genuine contenders in the Premier League title race, it also underlined the value of Son Heung-min to Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino, Everton, Afp, Son Heung

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