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UEFA Champions League draw: Bayern, Arsenal meet again

And they will lock horns with the German giants, managed by Carlo Ancelotti , in the first knockout round in the new year. This will also represent the fourth time they've met in the last five seasons. Indeed, this may be an open a Champions League as there has been for several seasons. Barcelona have been installed as 3-1 favourites to win their sixth European crown and they could line up against Bayer Leverkusen , Bayern Munich , Benfica, PSG or Porto .

Lions' coach says Stafford can play despite finger problem

That 76-yard drive was aided by two Bears penalties. Penalties played a major role in this afternoon's loss. Matt Prater's 54-yard field goal with 5:35 remaining in the third quarter gave Detroit a 13-3 advantage. The season series has been swept 11 of the past 12 years with the Bears winning both games in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 and the Lions capturing both meetings in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Australia wins toss, to bat 1st in final ODI vs New Zealand

Warner's 156 from 128 balls rescued Australia after they were reduced to 73-4 by New Zealand's seamers early on a chilly summer's day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The only real support for the opener came from Travis Head, who added an important 37 off 70 to arrest a middle-order collapse and help accompany Warner to three figures.

Wildlife group: Giraffes in process of 'silent extinction'

The newly released report also added more than 700 newly recognized bird species to the Red List, although 13 of those species will not receive any protection from the designation because they are already extinct. "This IUCN Red List update shows that the scale of the global extinction crisis may be even greater than we thought". At a biodiversity meeting Wednesday in Mexico, the organization increased the threat level for 35 species and lowered the threat level for seven species on its ...

Jill Stein Demands Recount At Trump Tower

Trump disagreed, tweeting Sunday afternoon, "The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing votes in Wisconsin recount ". The recount will reportedly cost MI taxpayers up to $5 million, in addition to the money Stein had to put up for the recount to take place. The recount has to be finished by December 13 in order to make sure Michigan's votes are counted when the Electoral College meets on December 19.

Banged-up Canadiens hope to avoid repeat of last season’s collapse

While the Devils are the league's only team without a regulation loss at home (8-0-2), Saturday's 5-4 overtime win at Nashville ended a six-game skid (1-4-2) on the road. Jaden Schwartz got his second goal of the game in overtime , leading the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Conor McGregor joining Game of Thrones

The brash Irish fighter will be a crew on Silence , Euron Greyjoy's ship. "I'm glad he did it". Rumours started circulating earlier this week when Belfast Live reported the mixed martial artist was "headhunted as it were by HBO " and he had agreed to appear.

Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners

Fans are now nervously waiting for the slated date to know whether their candidate won the award . "It's an honor", he said by phone on Thursday. He is a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award , to be announced Wednesday, and will attend ESPN's College Football Awards Show in Atlanta where he is a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year , Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award .

Robert Lewandowski scores as Bayern edges Atletico 1-0

They won't call it revenge that they will be looking for when Carlo Ancelotti's men play Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. This was a good chance for a reaction and for the team to remind everybody of their quality on the big stage, but they were underwhelming and failed to match the intensity that we saw in the reverse fixture .

Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool scouts for helping sign Firmino on the cheap

It was a shocking capitulation and the Reds will be eager to prove it was nothing beyond an off afternoon. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given promising youngster Sheyi Ojo assurances over his future with the club and will afford him first-team opportunities.

NHL's Vegas Golden Knights denied trademark for nickname

The latest issue comes this week as the team's ownership group has reportedly had its application for trademark request denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Yet, without a registration there may be a fear that others could seek to enjoin future use of the name Vegas Golden Knights and/or seek damages for trademark infringement.

Tottenham needed 'a big victory' - Pochettino

South Korea worldwide Son Heung-min doubled the home side's lead before the break with Kane's second and two goals from Christian Eriksen sealing Swansea's fate. But mainly for the fact that they are conceding multiple goals in nine of their 13 Premier League matches. We can't focus on that, it is a waste of time.

Lewis Hamilton: 'Nico Rosberg retirement doesn't surprise me'

Rosberg locked up what will now be his only World Championship after a thrilling, contentious season finale in last Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in which Rosberg fought off a challenge from teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton . Head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport Toto Wolff added: "This is a courageous decision by Nico and testament to the strength of his character". He later added: "Will I miss the rivalry?" After reflecting for a day, the first people I told were Vivian and Georg (Nolte, ...

Did Michigan, Penn State Deserve Spot?

ASSOCIATED PRESS Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley waves following Saturday's 38-31 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium In Indianapolis . That team was Ohio State, which finished No. 3 in the final rankings with an 11-1 record. And if OSU had not beaten Oklahoma, it would not have been in the discussion of who the top four teams in the country are, regardless of conference championships, which probably was the biggest factor in its inclusion in ...

NFL moves Buccaneers-Cowboys to prime time Dec. 18

In a nail-biter typical of recent Cowboys/Giants duels, the Giants pull off the upset win with another Dwayne Harris kickoff return for the game winning score. The Giants, on the other hand, have a rushing offense that is the exact opposite. There are other examples. The Giants are also now in as the NFC's top Wild Card team.

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach

Rhule replaces Art Briles, who was sacked over the summer in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving football players. Rhule was the head coach at Temple for four seasons and comes to Waco off of one of the best runs in school history, winning 20 games in the last two years and an AAC title with a 34-10 over Navy last Saturday.

Panthers Name GM Tom Rowe Interim Head Coach For Remainder Of Season

Rowe coached the San Antonio Rampage and Portland Pirates in the AHL and was an assistant for the Hurricanes from 2008 to 2011 before taking over as Florida's GM. However, the Jack Adams curse has struck again, with Gallant being fired following Sunday's loss against the Hurricanes. "I don't think he had any chance to survive this year".

South Africa beat Fiji to win World Sevens Series opener in Dubai

The motto will be the guiding principle behind TAG Heuer's operations throughout the season and #DontCrackUnderPressure and spotlight videos, highlighting numerous high pressure moments in the game, will feature on World Rugby platforms. Cama, standing in as coach with Scott Waldrom before new man Clark Laidlaw arrives, is hopeful that his team will learn from this experience and be ready when the team heads to Cape Town next week.

Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

Let's face it, few in the golf world had high expectations for Tiger Woods as he returned to tournament play for the first time in nearly 16 months. "My first probably five, six years on tour, I ran 30 miles a week". It was the fourth win for the cherubic Japanese in five starts at stroke-play events. He missed a short par putt on the next hole. Tiger Has To Be Encouraged By His Play, But The Greatest Challenge Of His Career Is Just Beginning ( read here): Michael Bamberger looks at how ...

Penn St. rallies for Big Ten title over Wisconsin

A couple of incredible passes from Trace McSorley later and the Lions scored the first touchdown of the fourth quarter and their first lead of the game, 35-31. And McSorley wasn't the only one putting on a show. Saeed BLACKNALL had 6 receptions for 155 yards and he had 2 touchdown catches. Most postseason-bound college football teams and their fans will find out where they're going bowling on Sunday.

Former Pats doctor hints Rob Gronkowski's back injury could be career-ending

The New England Patriots should be optimistic that Rob Gronkowski will make a full recovery from surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back, but that likely won't happen in time for Gronkowski to return this season. Despite all that trouble, he leads the league with 21.6 yards per reception, hauling in 25 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns this season. After sitting out the first two games of the year, he played few downs in the next two due to a hamstring injury.

OR players react to Mark Helfrich's firing

The Ducks saw several significant streaks end in 2016, including their winning streak in the Civil War. After reaching the College Football Playoff championship game after the 2014 regular season, the Ducks fell to 9-4 in 2015 and then 4-8 this season, which ended Saturday in Oregon's first loss to Oregon State in almost a decade.

Mourinho offers Schweinsteiger ray of hope at Man United

It means United are 11 points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 13 matches, leading Mourinho to admit the title could already be out of their grasp. "He had been working for months and I thought it could be a good opportunity for him to play and help us".

Penn State RB Barkley expects to play in Big Ten title game

Are the Nittany Lions in? But there is a great deal of commonality between the teams, specifically in that they have faced six of the same conference opponents . The sophomore starting quarterback is having the best year statistically than most QBs in the Big Ten. "I know he got on the bike today and did some things, said he felt good after that, but we'll probably just take it day-by-day here".

Frustrated Liverpool Fans React To 0-0 Draw Against Southampton

Of course we are disappointed. Key Stat: Liverpool have scored 40 goals in their 14 competitive games so far this season, which is their best tally after 14 games since 1895. "We have to be ready for this and take the ball at the end and try again". Frenchman Puel claims his team is the division's third most creative, but is also concerned it is its most wasteful.

Georges St-Pierre amongst UFC's finest to form MMA Athletes Association

Rebney said they had not talked to the UFC, focusing instead on their own strategies. The decision taken by St-Pierre, Velasquez, Kennedy, Cerrone and Dillashaw to form a union and take on their employers is a courageous one, to say the least.

Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente named ACC football coach of the year

Fuente, in his first season in Blacksburg, received 27 votes, 16 more than runner-up Dabo Swinney of Clemson . Virginia Tech first-year football coach Justin Fuente isn't one to make promises, but he didn't need to make any brash declarations to get the Hokies to buy into his vision for the program.

Manchester United and Liverpool kept apart in EFL Cup draw

Manchester United will play Hull in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup , while Liverpool will take on Southampton . Jose Mourinho's men required a stoppage-time victor from Marcus Rashford earlier this season to see off the Tigers, who reached a first League Cup semi-final in club history by beating Newcastle United on penalties on Tuesday.

Enzo Zidane scores as Real Madrid ease through in Copa del Rey

Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa in order to ensure he is 100 per cent for Saturday's Clasico clash with Barcelona. So long as they do not lose an early goal they may be able to get a foothold in this game. On level ground, in stadiums considerably smaller than Barcelona's Mini Estadi (capacity 15,276) and Real Madrid's Alfredo di Stefano (12,000) where the reserves ply their trade, ...

Denmark secure first victory thanks to Kjeldsen and Olesen

Soren Kjeldsen has pledged he and teammate Thorbjorn Olesen will remain in attack mode, having tightened their grip on what would be a maiden golf World Cup triumph for Denmark. "I had a seven-shot lead in Turkey and it got down to one. We obviously don't get that very often". There's a lot of great players here and a lot of birdies out there.