Williams picked off Winston again at the start of the second half, and the Saints appeared to be in full control until a special-teams disaster briefly put the game in doubt. His last came on a third down after the Bucs had been in the red zone, taking away a potential go-ahead field goal in the third quarter. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara each tallied more than 1,500 yards from scrimmage this season, making them the first pair of running back teammates to reach that mark in National ...
We knew that. The second half was better than the first. "People are talking about diving and about how they [the referees] need to focus on the diving, that's okay". There is one line but where you go beyond it, that is unsafe. Roy Hodgson was quietly satisfied with his team's performance in bringing that run to an end, although he refused to dwell on Luka Milivojevic's missed penalty in the closing stages.
As a matter of fact, the first-and-10 play for Indianapolis was a simple handoff to Frank Gore that went for nine yards. Adam Vinatieri's 54-yard field goal pushed the lead to 19-13 midway through the fourth quarter. Houston took another hit when receiver Will Fuller V departed with a left knee injury on the Texans' first offensive series. It lost safety Kenny Moore in the first half (concussion) and he did not return.
Their biggest goal remains avoiding big plays, especially in the passing game, where NY has hit its share, especially with top receiver Robby Anderson. The Patriots have had their ups and downs against all skill levels, but getting the Jets in week 17 is a gift for the AFC East champions. No one has ever done it a few times.
The first European country to celebrate the beginning of the new year will be Russian Federation. Revelers were treated to a fine display in Auckland on Sunday night into Monday morning before Australia saw in the New Year two hours later.
Despite multiple reserves and continued lapses on defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold a 21-14 lead over the Cleveland Browns at halftime. Below are what I consider to be the top five storylines for both teams ahead of the Sunday game that will kick off at 1:00 p.m.
There's a good chance the Vikings will play a team they have seen before. With the Bears injuries on the offensive line facing arguably the best defense in the NFL, Minnesota should hold Chicago most of the game. Akiem Hicks has 51 tackles with 8.5 sacks to lead the team. Minnesota's starting offensive linemen were together for roughly 12 minutes in Week 16 for the first time since October 9.
But mitigating factors are the season-ending injuries that led to the loss of key players like defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus and quarterback Deshaun Watson , who had emerged as a strong candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during an early November practice.
This team needs a shot in the arm in a big way, especially since it will soon be leaving Northern California for Las Vegas. That ground-and-pound and chuck it deep style had long since been dated by the time of Shell's return in 2006, but that didn't stop owner Al Davis from asking him to attempt to execute it all over again with far lesser players.
Some imbalance in the fixture calendar is also inevitable but the festive schedule does seem unusually distorted this year and the advantage Chelsea had in now playing more than 50 hours later than Stoke against Arsenal on Wednesday certainly influenced this game.
Despite being in a commanding position with 17 games remaining, City will be concerned in particular with the injury to Jesus, who limped off in tears with a left leg injury midway through the first half after falling awkwardly. The penalty incident itself was a controversial one, with the initial contact on Wilfried Zaha by Raheem Sterling outside the box, before the former appeared to dive in the box, but referee Jon Moss awarded the spot kick.
It just needs to have some pace and carry. Moeen has endured a miserable tour of Australia , failing to make a single half-century and claiming just three wickets across four Tests, going empty-handed in both Adelaide and Melbourne . England were bowled out for 491 on Friday morning at the MCG, where Jimmy Anderson fell for a duck off the first ball and Cook carried his bat to finish 244 not out.
José Mourinho's team failed to break down the Saints and the goalless draw means they could be 17 points behind leaders Manchester City after their match with Crystal Palace today. I wonder whether he is training properly. 'He does not look like a player who will win you games and that is what you pay £90m for. Pogba was pivotal in getting Romelu Lukaku to join him at Old Trafford in the summer, and was said to be trying to convince his compatriot, Antoine Griezmann, to make the move.
The Philadelphia Eagles secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but they don't seem to cause fear in potential opponents following a lackluster win in Week 16. That is, of course, a very fine line Pederson is walking. Dallas would love to finish their season with a bang but it could come at a cost in the form of a lower draft pick, and while that may not be on the minds of any of the current players it could be at the forefront of management and coaching staff, though I'm ...
Costa and Vitolo aren't allowed to play for Atletico until January when the club's ban on fielding new players expires. The Spain global is eager to begin his second spell at Atletico after being confined to the club's training ground since September, shackled by the club's ban on registering new players.
They face Everton at Goodison Park on New Year's Day, followed by an FA Cup tie with Derby County on January 5 and a Premier League clash with Stoke City on January 15. Also on Saturday, Naughton appeared to tread on the leg of Watford's Stefano Okaka in Swansea's 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. According to the governing body's official website: "Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time are referred by The FA to a panel of three former elite match officials.
Immediately after the save, City broke away and Jason Puncheon cynically scythed down De Bruyne, injuring the Belgian and himself in the process. "He will be out for maybe one month or two months". City drew 0-0 after Palace missed a late penalty, but they will be most concerned over two injuries to their players. Jesus has scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for City and a lengthy spell on the sidelines could force Pep Guardiola into the transfer market in January, with Aguero his only ...
Nottingham Forest this morning announced that "that the contracts of Mark Warburton and David Weir have been terminated with immediate effect". It follows a 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland on Saturday 30th December which leaves Forest in 14th place in the Championship .
Full match report to follow... Chelsea continued to pour men forward in the second half too and Willian made it 4-0 when he executed a fine finish in 73rd minute. "For us and the other top teams in England it will be very tough [to catch City]", he said. "This was a fantastic year", the 48-year-old told reporters.
Arsene Wenger will have been pleased to see his side overcome a resilient Crystal Palace in the week and will be confident of picking up three points on Sunday. Salomon Rondon . The Venezuelan has only found the back of the net three times this season, in a team that has scored 14 times this season. The fact that they have scored an nearly embarrassing 14 goals all season has been another big contributor to their fall, and that doesn't look like changing against what can be a stout ...
Sushil had fought Rana for a spot in next year's CWG but the latter reportedly resorted to unfair means during the bout. Rana said his elder brother was beaten up by Kumar's supporters, claiming they were unhappy that he took on the celebrated wrestler.
It's been over a year since we last saw Khabib Nurmagomedov step into the Octagon and dominate Michael Johnson thoroughly. From side control to mount and everything in between, Khabib Nurmagomedov beat down Barboza with relative ease. Barboza gets to a knee and tries to stand, but Nurmagomedov drags him straight back down. Barboza looks completely demoralized out there. Barboza gets out and goes back to work with a few punches and a kick.
But the Telegraph says the Blues are yet to table a formal offer. Reports in Spain also claim that the Ronaldo is allegedly opposed to Real's pursuit of Hazard as he fears the 26-year-old would eclipse him and become the club's new talisman.
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. Cofer's performance Saturday was more consistent and had a greater impact. He tallied 16 points and four assists, but played just 22 minutes because of the foul trouble. Duke had a pair of their patented runs that spelled trouble for FSU. The second half saw 11 lead changes and three ties, with neither team taking a lead larger than eight points the entire game.
Per the report, "Gruden will be tempted to accept it, according to sources, but would prefer not to make any decisions until the regular season finishes Sunday and the Raiders make a final determination on their current head coach, Jack Del Rio , who signed a contract extension last summer".
Heading into their New Year's Eve showdown at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace , the Manchester-based club have yet to taste defeat in the league this season having registered 19 wins and one draw. Much maligned going into this season, the Argentine global looks a different player under Guardiola and is presenting a strong argument that he is now among the league's best central defenders.
Antonio Conte's current team also secured a 4-0 victory at the bet365 Stadium earlier in the season, while they will head into Saturday's contest in good form after winning four and drawing one of their last five games in all competitions.
The Scot rallied and threatened to take the match into a decider at 2-2 in the eighth set, only for Taylor to hold his nerve to find double 10. On his upcoming clash against Taylor, Cross added: "He's my favourite player". There are two unfamiliar names in the final four of the World Championship this year, so who are the men that have crashed the party at the Alexandra Palace? The action gets underway at 8pm on Sky Sports Darts & Sky Sports Main Event.
Ross ran the draft for the Giants for many years and oversaw the scouting the Giants had done during the 2017 college football season, so some would have expected Gettleman to keep Ross around through the draft. Hart has started 21 games since he was selected by Reese and Ross in the seventh round of the 2015 draft. He was added to the injury report Friday with an ankle issue.
Do you think that "The Preacher's Daughter" will become the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time if she can defeat Cyborg? Of course, Holm famously derailed the career of UFC superstar Ronda Rousey , knocking her out in November 2015 and handing the former champ her first loss.