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Brother of Australia cricketer arrested over fake terror 'hit list'

Brother of Australia cricketer arrested over fake terror 'hit list' SBS reported that New South Wales Police arrested the man at Parramatta, Western Sydney this morning. "He has been taken to Parramatta Police Area Command where he will be spoken to in relation to the alleged (charges of) attempt to pervert justice and forgery - making a false document", a police spokesperson said today. [Full Article...]

McCoy expected to miss rest of season

McCoy expected to miss rest of season After Washington's 28-13 loss in Philadelphia, head coach Jay Gruden said he expects the quarterback to miss the rest of the season. McCoy's injury occurred on the nasty slide and he was replaced by Mark Sanchez , who was tasked with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture. [Full Article...]

Six burning questions for mouthwatering Test series between Australia and India

Six burning questions for mouthwatering Test series between Australia and India The hosts have one of the most unsafe bowling attacks in the world. "So while there is no doubt this is India's best chance to win in Australia , it's still incredibly challenging to be able to win away", Watson was quoted as saying in India Today. [Full Article...]

Back to the Playoff! Clemson learns CFP opponent, destination

Back to the Playoff! Clemson learns CFP opponent, destination If a team's record was the sole criteria, the committee could have made it easy on itself by going with only unbeaten teams. We will get more in-depth with this matchup as we progress through December, so make sure you check back here on Rubbing the Rock for more analysis and coverage as we head into Clemson football's playoff game against Notre Dame . [Full Article...]

First women's Ballon d'Or victor Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk

First women's Ballon d'Or victor Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk When the victor, Norway's Ada Hegerberg, was being interviewed on stage by Martin Solveig, the French DJ asked Hegerberg to twerk . The Norwegian seemed briefly non-plussed before joining in a more conventional waltz on stage as the audience looked on in embarrssment. [Full Article...]

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa sprained ankle vs. Georgia

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa sprained ankle vs. Georgia Saban kept an open competition through training camp before naming Tagovailoa the starting quarterback prior to Alabama's season opener in September. We work so hard in the offseason together. Tagovailoa threw 10-for-25 for 164 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions before he left the game. Hurts took it from there. But Hurts took control of the offense and lifted Alabama, certain to be th... [Full Article...]

Premier League Power Rankings: Manchester City's Raheem Sterling top

Premier League Power Rankings: Manchester City's Raheem Sterling top It seemingly needs a sleepy start to a game to jolt Manchester United's players into action these days. Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after Raheem Sterling scores their second goal against Bournemouth on Saturday. Though he scored a hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk last month, Jesus has scored only one league goal for City in a largely frustrating season to date . [Full Article...]

Modric reportedly wins Ballon d'Or as Ronaldo and Griezmann come 2nd & 3rd

Modric reportedly wins Ballon d'Or as Ronaldo and Griezmann come 2nd & 3rd With five Ballon d'Ors each, their domination began in 2008 with the Portuguese attacker winning as a Manchester United player . Multiple leaked reports have claimed Modric is set to walk away with the award, and that may well be true. [Full Article...]

Stephen Curry to return to Warriors lineup on Saturday vs. Pistons

Stephen Curry to return to Warriors lineup on Saturday vs. Pistons Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 37 points. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and 12 assists, Serge Ibaka scored 20 points and Danny Green had 13 as the Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Golden State and won a contest billed as a potential NBA Finals preview. [Full Article...]

Arsenal triumph over Tottenham amid 'unacceptable' trouble in stands

Arsenal triumph over Tottenham amid 'unacceptable' trouble in stands The win sees Arsenal move fourth, ahead of Spurs on goal difference, with Unai Emery now focused on another testing examination away at Manchester United in midweek. Pochettino ran down the touchline to help calm matters, with Dier afterwards defending his own actions in the incident. Despite a solid start to the season, there was some scepticism about Emery's Arsenal, but all those doubts w... [Full Article...]

Richard Sherman not sentimental about former Seahawks teammates

Richard Sherman not sentimental about former Seahawks teammates Look for Sherman to do everything he can by bouncing back in Seattle . "You think about the guys we have out there, we lose our No. 1 receiver, No. 2 receiver, No. Head coach Kyle Shanahan even got in on the action when he drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct after yelling at an official a few plays later. And, as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner points out, that work can't be limited to ... [Full Article...]

UEFA to launch third-tier European club competition

UEFA to launch third-tier European club competition The new competition will feature 141 matches over 15 match weeks, exactly like the Europa League. Third-placed teams in the Champions League will take on Europa League group runners-up. Speaking about the decision to approve the new competition, UEFA's president Aleksandar Ceferin said: "The new UEFA club competition makes UEFA's club competitions more inclusive than ever before". [Full Article...]

Game Report: Steelers lose James Conner, big lead to the Chargers

Game Report: Steelers lose James Conner, big lead to the Chargers This penalty is on top of an even more obvious missed false start on Los Angeles the officials didn't call which resulted in an early touchdown pass for the Chargers . After James Conner went out with an injury, his replacement Jaylen Samuels caught a 10-yard touchdown to cap a 12-play, 78-yard drive. Down 13-0 in the first quarter, the Chargers appeared to be in trouble before Rivers hit a s... [Full Article...]

Argentine teams shun Madrid’s Bernabeu for SuperClasico

Argentine teams shun Madrid’s Bernabeu for SuperClasico Earlier River announced they were refusing to play the game in Madrid while Boca are planniong to appeal the switch to Spain. The two teams tied the first game of their two-match final 2-2 at Boca Juniors' stadium. Following the incidents, CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez called the affair a "sad day for South American football" . It will also make the match less competitive. [Full Article...]

From Bush to Clinton, a grace note for the ages

From Bush to Clinton, a grace note for the ages Capitol following a ceremony there Monday evening. Bush's remains will lie in state in the rotunda until Wednesday morning. Peveto said that a close family friend of his worked for the Bush family and heard stories about Mr. "It was as gentle a passing as I think you could ever expect anyone to have". Short yet intimate, the note left in the Oval Office from vanquished to victor seeded a frien... [Full Article...]

AT&T Stadium in Arlington to host Clemson, Notre Dame for Cotton Bowl

AT&T Stadium in Arlington to host Clemson, Notre Dame for Cotton Bowl Why they won't win the national championship: "No team has ever completed a 15-0 season". The two winners will play in the national title game on Monday, Jan. The Crimson Tide breezed through its regular-season schedule, becoming the first team since Yale in 1888 to beat its first 12 opponents by 20 points or more. [Full Article...]

Newcastle fans prepare Ashley protest before West Ham game

Newcastle fans prepare Ashley protest before West Ham game The protest is being called an "11th minute walk-in". The Spaniard remains popular on Merseyside after winning the Champions League and FA Cup during six years in charge, but is less well-regarded at Chelsea despite winning the Europa League in his only season at the club. [Full Article...]

Adonis Stevenson in critical condition following KO loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Adonis Stevenson in critical condition following KO loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) was dethroned by Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) as WBC 175-pound champion, ending, "Superman's" almost 5 ½ year run as boxing's oldest and longest reigning titlehiolder. 'We fear he has a concussion. In the sixth round, Stevenson threw more punches to the body, which is something that he rarely does. Stevenson tied him up, but Gvozdyk, 31, kept on charging and knocked out Stev... [Full Article...]

Louis Riddick | SportsCenter: Kareem Hunt's release a result of 'choices people make

Louis Riddick | SportsCenter: Kareem Hunt's release a result of 'choices people make The video posted by TMZ comes at a sensitive time for the Chiefs and the National Football League when it comes to domestic violence. In a statement, Hunt apologized for his actions, saying, "I deeply regret what I did". But the incident escalates when Hunt runs into his friend who then falls into the woman knocking her down. The man Hunt struck declined to press charges. [Full Article...]

Everton’s Pickford optimistic ahead of Merseyside derby

Despite that terrible record and the fact that Liverpool are unbeaten in this season's Premier League , Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford can't wait for Sunday's derby in Liverpool's Anfield Stadium. "We have a high-quality squad but I think this is good for the team". Liverpool have scored 15 fewer goals so far than at the same stage of last season, but they also boast the best defe... [Full Article...]


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