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  • Hockey fight! Patent office rejects newest NHL team's trademark

    In a statement released by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Thursday morning, the league confirmed that they do not plan to "reconsider the name and logo of the franchise". Merchandise, by the way, will continue to be sold. While this wouldn't necessarily have been a big deal for the new franchise that will begin play during the 2017-18 season, ownership unveiled this logo and scheme on November 23 during a ceremony in front of fans and season-ticket holders outside its new home at ...

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  • Jerome Boateng congratulates Bayern Munich after 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid

    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski faces his favourite Bundesliga opponents to crown a week in which the "Daddy" of strikers celebrated his wife's pregnancy with a sublime victor against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Maybe his expectant wife Anna, a former karate champion and now in charge of his special diet, will serve up an extra piece of raw meat on matchday as her husband attempts to ravage the Wolves once more.

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  • No Matip U-turn as he focuses on Liverpool

    Matip's stance ensures that only Sadio Mane will be missing when the Cup of Nations commences on January 14, with the winger set to miss up to six games. Liverpool have conceded only 9 goals in 13 games (one every 130 mins), and kept five clean sheets. Although he is largely untested at the highest level, Ojo exuded great confidence in his own ability during the interview and claimed that he could play a role in Liverpool's season, should he be given sufficient opportunities to shine.

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  • Hamilton is one of the best: Rosberg

    Hamilton is one of the best: Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg hailed Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton as one of the greatest drivers of all time Wednesday but ruled out forging any friendly ties with the Briton as long as they raced each other. Rosberg held his nerve to finish second in Abu Dhabi and won his maiden F1 World Championship in the process. I love number six of course, my Dad won the world championship with number six as well, so it's a very lucky number for us.

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  • NFL moves Buccaneers-Cowboys to prime time Dec. 18

    But for the time being, at least, the 11-time Pro Bowler is a distant third to Dallas's precocious duo, a possible result of his four-game suspension to start the season. One of the most anticipated games will be the Steelers hosting the Giants. They were struggling for about as long as Dallas did against Baltimore on Sunday except that Buffalo was actually scoring TDs and led 24-9.

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  • Mayfield, Oklahoma Top Oklahoma St. 38-20 To Win Big 12

    The Sooners dominated the second half of the game, outscoring the Cowboys 21-3 to put a stranglehold on the game. Westbrook did not return, and after Oklahoma's victory coach Bob Stoops would not say how severe the injury was. That ensured the Sooners would retain possession and run out the clock. NORMAN, Okla. (AP ) — Oklahoma star receiver Dede Westbrook has concussion-like symptoms, and it's uncertain if he will be able to play in the Sooners' bowl game in January.

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  • Sushma's kidney transplant likely this weekend, donor unrelated

    Sushma's kidney transplant likely this weekend, donor unrelated

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Kerala Government to expedite trial in a case of alleged rape of a Japanese tourist in Kovalam on November 25. Swaraj has been quite a popular and internet-savvy MEA India has seen in a long time. Doctors said that the 64-year-old leader had been undergoing treatment for diabetes and other hormonal issues for decades.

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  • Red Sox conscious of new luxury-tax penalties this offseason

    Dombrowski inherited Farrell when he took over the Red Sox's baseball operations in August 2015, at which time the 54-year-old skipper had just begun undergoing chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin's Burkitt lymphoma. Another point that should not be lost in this analysis of the 2018 option exercise is that by showing the Red Sox are set at manager for the next two seasons, they present a stable environment for potential free agents.

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  • Fiji unbeaten but struggling at Dubai Sevens

    Fiji unbeaten but struggling at Dubai Sevens

    South Africa went on to beat Olympic gold medallists and two-time defending series champions Fiji 26-14 in the final. Australia finished the day in fifth place while US raised the men's Challenge Trophy with a 28-14 win over Samoa, with Perry Baker's lovely first half chip-and-chase try raising the noise even further at 7he Sevens Stadium on Saturday.

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  • Tiger Wood upbeat after mixed fortunes on his Bahamas return

    It completed a mixed four days, the highlight a second round 65, which briefly raised hopes of an unlikely victory in the invitation event sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Japan's Hideki Matsuyama won the 18-player event in the Bahamas by two strokes, finishing on 18 under. I hit the ball in some wrong spots. The fact people are talking about the former world No.1 adding more trophies is a testament to how good Woods looked this week and a pleasant surprise after the doom and gloom of the past ...

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  • Conor McGregor goes off on Floyd Mayweather in expletive-laced tirade

    Conor McGregor goes off on Floyd Mayweather in expletive-laced tirade

    That belt's sitting in my home right now. Ireland's McGregor became the first man to simultaneously hold Ultimate Fighting Championship titles in two weight divisions when he beat Eddie Alvarez in NY on November 12. I know the size is on my side, I know the reach is on my side, I know the youth is on my side. I've got the boxing license, now Floyd's in the Bahamas.

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  • Penn State rallies past Wisconsin to capture Big Ten championship

    Penn State rallies past Wisconsin to capture Big Ten championship

    McSorley's 70-yard touchdown pass to Saeed Blacknall with 10:58 to play in the third quarter pulled Penn State within 28-21. Penn State scored its first touchdown on a 50-50 ball in the end zone that wide receiver Mike Gesicki caught over Figaro in the first quarter, but the biggest play that shifted momentum came right before halftime.

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  • Mourinho offers Manchester United lifeline to Schweinsteiger

    After the sending off, there is a punishment. As match after match came and went with the 32-year-old watching from the stands, Schweinsteiger maintained a fearless face as he publicly backed his team online. "On Wednesday I was in my hotel and my assistants came here to train the group of five who were not selected and stayed here". "Depay, Ashley Young, (Marouane) Fellaini - the people (that) stay here were fantastic, so it hurts me not to select them".

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  • OF Jay agrees to $8 million, 1-year deal with Cubs

    OF Jay agrees to $8 million, 1-year deal with Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs made their first move of the offseason on Tuesday as they signed Jon Jay to a one-year contract, but there were two other stories that G.M. Jay has a career.996 fielding percentage in center - the highest mark for any active player (minimum 500 games) at the position. "We'd never close the door on Dexter, but we're aware that's something that may not happen for us", said Hoyer.

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  • Penn State, Wisconsin benefit from D-lines

    Penn State, Wisconsin benefit from D-lines

    Wisconsin is 9-8 all-time against Penn State . And then the question becomes: Is Ohio State in ahead of - meaning instead of - or along with the Big Ten champion? Northwestern's Austin Carr is the Big Ten's top receiver, while Michigan's Jake Butt was the best tight end for the second straight season.

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  • Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

    Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

    West Ham ace Dimitri Payet is convinced they're on their way back after drawing at Manchester United on Sunday. "He is having a scan and that will show how big the injury is", confirmed manager Slaven Bilic yesterday (Tuesday). That should mean a start for Edimilson Fernandes as well as Sofiane Feghouli and maybe even Havard Nordtveit. Noble said: "The Premier League is important to us because of the position we find ourselves in and we need the points".

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  • Zidane's son scores on debut in Real Cup rout

    Just as we were getting used to Zinedine Zidane - a man we remember well from his playing days - becoming a Champions League-winning manager, we've been treated to the news that his son is now playing and scoring. So long as they do not lose an early goal they may be able to get a foothold in this game. Real Madrid will score a few and Leonesa might fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet again.

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  • Motuapuaka Named ACC Linebacker of the Week

    Motuapuaka Named ACC Linebacker of the Week

    Fuente took the reins following the retirement of coaching legend Frank Beamer at the end of last season. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster commended Fuente and said he's "hit the ground running since he's been here". The junior, who announced his intention to enter next spring's National Football League draft, has passed for 34 touchdowns and 3,626 yards and is on a roll of late.

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