1. Premier League: Mikel Arteta Hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang As Arsenal Down Everton
  2. Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski Brace Helps Bayern Munich Squeeze Past Paderborn
  3. Europa League: Anthony Martial Grabs Key Goal As Manchester United Draw 1-1 Away To Club Brugge
  4. Tottenham vs RB Leipzig: RB Leipzig Stun Injury-Hit Tottenham Hotspur In Champions League
  5. Champions League: Atletico Madrid Put On Defensive Masterclass To Beat Liverpool In 1st Leg


National championship game ticket prices skyrocket following Georgia’s Rose Bowl win
January 2, 2018

Next week’s College Football Playoff championship will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, about 70 miles from the University of Georgia, making it a virtual home game for the Bulldogs. Following UGA’s Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma on Monday, ticket prices for the title game skyrocketed. As of midnight ET Monday, the lowest-priced tickets on were…

The man who wasn’t there: 2017’s most impactful player was Colin Kaepernick
January 2, 2018

Someday people will look back at the just-completed 2017 NFL season and behold the brilliance of Tom Brady at 40 and Drew Brees at 38. They will marvel at how eight teams made the playoffs who had not done so last year. They will chuckle at Cleveland’s 0-16 record and wonder how the New York Giants could…

Top-seeded Muguruza retires with cramps, out of Brisbane
January 2, 2018

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline in the third set before retiring from her opening match at the Brisbane International because of leg cramps. The Wimbledon champion was up a set and a break on Tuesday but couldn’t close it out in straight sets as Aleksandra Krunic…

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl
January 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Saban is back in his comfort zone. Let others run up the points. He’ll take a defensive slugfest every time. Especially when it gives Alabama another shot at a national title. In a game where every yard was a struggle, the Crimson Tide defenders took matters into their own hands….

First-year Clemson QB Bryant harried by ‘Bama defense
January 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, replacing Deshaun Watson was never going to be easy. Watson went down as one of the best college quarterbacks ever; his successor isn’t there yet. Bryant played well enough to get Clemson to a third straight College Football Playoff meeting with Alabama — and then it…

Conference races heat up in this week in the AP Top 25
January 2, 2018

The last Saturday in 2017 took out the final three unbeaten teams. The first week in 2018 could be a big early step in determining races in three conferences. The week features six games between ranked teams, including four on Saturday. Oklahoma has a tough week after moving up to No. 7, facing rival Oklahoma…

Baker Mayfield on his final game, a loss: ‘Can’t believe it’s over. It’s been a wild ride’
January 2, 2018

PASADENA, Calif. — When it was over, he wandered — and we wondered. The career of a dynamic and occasionally polarizing college football star ended Monday night in the Rose Bowl, when Georgia edged Oklahoma 54-48 in two overtimes. But Baker Mayfield clearly didn’t want to leave the moment behind. As the Bulldogs’ celebration swirled on,…

Ashes: Australia bowler Mitchell Starc ‘confident’ of playing final Test
January 2, 2018

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is confident of playing in the final Ashes Test, says team-mate Pat Cummins. Left-armer Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series, missed the drawn fourth Test with a bruised heel. The 27-year-old bowled in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The fifth Test starts there at 23:30…

Brisbane International: Kyle Edmund beats Denis Shapovalov to reach last 16
January 2, 2018

Britain’s Kyle Edmund came from a set down to beat teenager Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in the first round of the Brisbane International. Edmund, 22, lost to the 18-year-old at Queen’s Club last year and again at the US Open when he was forced to retire in the fourth set due to a back injury. Canadian…

Lions Review 2017: Tourists roar again to safeguard future tours
January 2, 2018

Ever since the advent of professionalism, Lions tours were seen as an anachronism and as the likely first victims of the transition from amateurism. But rumours of their demise have consistently proven premature and the 2017 tour to New Zealand assuredly offered the most compelling case yet for their continuation. The only problem was it…

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