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Best Memes of the Toronto Raptors Obliterating LeBron James & the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Pacers have now won six games this season when trailing by at least 10 points. "We need Serge", the coach said. "They good." It's true, the Raptors finally got a game on national USA television and they put on quite a performance. But if someone only watched the way the Cavs played Thursday, it would question how in the world anyone thinks they can get back to the NBA Finals. Read More »

Markram falls short of century in 2nd India Test

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As the Proteas were running away with the game, it was Ashwin once again, who brought them back into the game when Markram edged one to the keeper, missing out on a deserving century. Du Plessis held his team together until stumps and was 24 not out. Ashwin said the pitch turned only because of the dampness in the morning, which means the fast bowlers might still be the ones to win or lose the Test. Read More »

Windhorst: Lakers don't support Walton, could be eyeing David Fizdale

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Barea (11.9 points, a team-leading 6.1 assists), Smith Jr.is surrounded by savvy veterans, some of whom boast bona fide championship experience. Los Angeles had lost nine straight before its current surge. The Spurs finally took the lead back when Forbes hit his second three-pointer of the game on a 15-3 run. Green missed his fifth consecutive game with a groin strain. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles: 3 players who need to step up against Falcons

What pundits and fans seem to be forgetting is before Foles' scoreless outing against the Cowboys he had led the Eagles to victory and has faced playoff pressure before. There's nothing wrong with punting and playing field position at home in a playoff environment, pinning the Falcons deep with a roaring Philly crowd in the backdrop and letting the defense compensate for an undermanned offense. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fires back at Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho

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Conte has been under the scanner as a result of inconsistent performances this season and recurring rows with the board about transfer policies. Next, asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's free fall down the CIES Football Observatory's most valuable players list to 49th , the one-time LaLiga top goalscorer was incredulous. Read More »

Old school Bill Belichick facing older school Dick LeBeau

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As for New England, the last time it missed the playoffs was 2008, when Tom Brady was knocked out in Week 1 with a torn ACL. "When it comes down to it, it's all about us", Mariota said. "You feel it as soon as you start practicing". If the Pats do that, they'll win by multiple scores. "Once we walk on that field Saturday, we won't know who the hell is on the other side of the field". Read More »

Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor Leaving Browns For Bears

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During four years in Oregon, Helfrich had a 37-16 record as head coach, including 24-4 in his first two seasons. The Bears introduced Nagy on Tuesday, a day after he was hired as the team's 16th head coach to replace the fired John Fox and help a charter National Football League franchise emerge from one of its worst runs. Read More »

NBA wrap: Cavaliers blow 22-point lead in third straight loss

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With the Pacers leading by one, Darren Collison had one more free-throw attempt with less than two seconds to play. Normally the energy guy on the team and a tenacious rebounder, his performance levels dropped previous year and he's been given a reduced role by head coach Tyronn Lue in this campaign as he lost his starting position. Read More »

Manchester City to launch £45m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred?

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They will need to be at their best to get past Manchester City , who are still unbeaten in the league this season . Liverpool are certainly out of the title race, despite being just three points off second place. However, City will have other ideas, and it could prove to be a monumental battle of styles, with the two adept at keeping and utilising possession. Of that eye-catching trio, it is Salah - who is expected to return to action against City after a recent groin injury - who has ... Read More »

Mark Edwards: Rewatch gives different view of title game

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All Tua did - as a true freshman who was in high school a year ago - was come in, take over the second half, made typical freshman mistakes while directing an impressive comeback, and then threw a game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass that some are saying was the most impressive game-winner toss in college football since Doug Flutie in a 1984 upset of Miami. Read More »

Prediction: Liverpool vs Manchester City

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Enthusiasm and conviction is what Liverpool really need right now - particularly their supporters, many of whom are dealing with the disappointment of losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last weekend. Now under Guardiola he is now transferring that action to a full-time role at the base of the midfield for Manchester City , where he'll also be remembered fondly. Read More »

Fans ink support for Jaguars at 'Sack the Steelers Send-off'

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Bortles threw just one pass in the second half as the Jags dominated thanks to five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and a season-high 231 yards rushing. While Drew Brees completed passes to eight different receivers last week , having Thomas taken largely out of the equation would leave him with few reliable options against the second-ranked pass defense (192.4 points per game). Read More »

NFL Divisional Playoff Preview: Titans at Patriots

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Mularkey said coaches have emphasized running downhill, through small creases, rather than instinctively bouncing runs outside, and Henry has responded. The contrast in quarterbacks will be stark. - In NFL playoff history, a quarterback aged 40-or-older has only thrown for more than 100-plus yards three times and 2 or more touchdowns twice. Read More »

LeBron James called out of bounds on potentially game-winning possession

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So coach Dwane Casey sought to change things. Toronto relied on the backcourt tandem of DeRozan and Kyle Lowry to make the Eastern Conference final in 2016 and the conference semifinal in 2017, losing to Cleveland both times. Eight of the Cavaliers' 9 games the rest of January will be against teams that have an above-.500 winning percentage, and a total of 12 of 15 until the All-Star break. Read More »

Claude Puel: 'Kelechi Iheanacho staying put at Leicester'

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However, whilst the 31-year-old's availability gives Puel an extra dimension in attack , his defensive options are limited by the continuing absences of captain Wes Morgan and right-back Danny Simpson. It is not possible to stop him because he can not play in just the same position. He'll be looking back on the 2004 Champions League campaign which saw Shels take on Deportivo La Coruna at Lansdowne Road. Read More »

Pacers overturn 22-pt deficit to beat Cavs

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Slipping to 6 1/2 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference at the midpoint of the season , the Cavs (26-15) fell to 1-3 on their five-game road trip that concludes Friday night in Indiana. Despite the Cavs' recent shooting woes (38.2 percent vs. Toronto ), Pacers coach Nate McMillan said defense will be crucial. But the Celtics tightened the screws defensively and closed out the second quarter on a 15-3 scoring run before outscoring the Sixers 37-22 to seize control in ... Read More »

Bills RB McCoy (ankle) game-time decision vs. Jaguars

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How effective McCoy will be if he plays remains to be seen. Once again, Bortles has to avoid messing up and giving the Bills a chance . He's a game-time decision, but according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, McCoy is "trending well". Read More »

Jacksonville Vs. Pittsburgh: The Rematch

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Steelers Pass Offense vs. Jags Pass Defense: Jacksonville wants Pittsburgh to pass 40-50 times Sunday afternoon, into the strength of their team. What Woodyard's carried forward: "You have to have a strong group of guys as leaders that believe as a team what you want to accomplish. So hopefully we can use that experience to my advantage". Read More »

Hockey Canada unveils 2018 Olympic squad

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While some player names may sound slightly familiar such as former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens as well as former Calgary Flame Rene Bourque the usual lineup of National Hockey League stars will be missing from Team Canada for the first time since 1994. Read More »

Rick Carlisle fires back against LaVar Ball's comments

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And in this case, I believe in Lonzo's eyes Luke Walton declared war on him early on and burned that bridge to the ground. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. "I can't [do] nothing about it". How can the Lakers do that, only to then not say anything publicly to support their coach when Ball chooses to attack him again? For those of you who do not know (I'm gonna guess that's a very small number), LaVar is the loudmouth father of Lonzo, who tries to put himself in the spotlight more ... Read More »

Best teaser picks against the spread (ATS), Divisional Round

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Mariota, while good enough to defeat the Chiefs , won't be able to get by the Patriots' pass defense. Defensively, the Titans finished the regular season ranked 21st according to the Football Outsiders DVOA charts , and while that puts them below average it also puts them well ahead of the Patriots for the season . Read More »

Jose Mourinho on Antonio Conte feud: I have silent contempt

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Conte hit back by accusing the Manchester United boss of hypocrisy, suggesting that Mourinho had forgotten that he has raucously celebrated goals and wins before. Conte branded Mourinho a " little man " after Chelsea's goalless FA Cup third-round draw at Norwich on Saturday. The visit of mid-table Leicester presents Conte with an ideal opportunity to get back to winning ways and also for Morata to rediscover his scoring touch. Read More »

'Play our best:' Brady brushes off controversy, focuses on Titans

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Despite all of the distractions around the team the past week, Bill Belichick will have them ready to play. The Patriots run defense has struggled for most of the season . With Burkhead paired alongside Dion Lewis , this could be the best Patriot rushing attack since Corey Dillon's great 2004 season . The Patriots hit back hard after the article was published, issuing a joint statement from Belichick , Brady and Kraft refuting numerous conclusions reached - among them that ... Read More »

Hodgson defends VAR after FA Cup trial

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According to The Times video official Neil Swarbrick reviewed 11 live incidents on his monitor from a studio in west London but "none produced verdicts different to those of Marriner or at least none were deemed to show up any discrepancies worthy of official review". Read More »

Klopp: I coped with losing Sahin, and will with Coutinho

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Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has denied claims Philippe Coutinho will push him out of the club. Reports have claimed Liverpool are prepared to sell the England worldwide, while Inter view Sturridge as an alternative signing to Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu. Read More »

Salah to be fit for City clash

The Gelsenkirchen side have arguably been the surprise package of the Bundesliga season under the management of 32-year-old head coach Domenico Tedesco but they have had just one win in their last five. "I'm 100 per cent confident", he said. "There is always a leader, someone you can hang your hat on at Liverpool ". I'm quite sure that I will never be the same player again that I was. Read More »

Kohli: India pleased with 'lively' pitch

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You still need to have a solid technique and go out there and be ready to face bowling spells which are going to be hard", said Kohli at the pre-match press conference here on Friday. Somehow, the "will not" bit looked likely and the picture of Rahane in a bib carrying drinks came to mind. "We just tried to correct them and not overdo things because over here, when there is help from the wicket, you try to do extra but that won't help". Read More »

£13m could bring Naby Keita to Liverpool in January

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However, Oxlade-Chamberlain, who experienced key personnel like Robin van Persie leave when he was at Arsenal , believes he and the likes of Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino can help fill the void without too much disruption. Read More »

Du Plessis wary of 'unknown' Centurion surface

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It's only his fourth global strip after two one-day matches and a T20, all of which were packed with runs. There is also a reason why Du Plessis has been asking for more bowling friendly conditions. Traditionally, SuperSport Park is as South African as it gets. Only those who poked at deliveries well outside their off-stump or played across the line looked inept and ungainly. Read More »

'Everything is possible' as Conte leaves his options open

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Allegri signed a new contract at Juventus past year which ties him to the Turin club until 2020. The club's aim is to be a major player in the Champions League and that thinking will have only been intensified this season after the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Read More »

Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

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Bookmakers are also expecting the world number two to successfully defend his title. Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro , competing at the Australian Open for the first rime since 2014 due to a series of career-threatening wrist injuries, will compete in one of the most intriguing match-ups in the first round when he faces American prospect Frances Tiafoe. Read More »

Tyronn Lue Demands the Cavs Refocus

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The Cavaliers are in town to face the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. VanVleet came off the bench for a career-high 22 points, including 6 of 8 from three-point range, as the Raptors dropped the Cleveland Cavaliers 133-99 on Thursday night. Read More »

Proteas captain Du Plessis surprised by brown pitch

The irony about Virat Kohli led Indian team's batting in the first test against South Africa was that the top three batsmen faced 187 balls scoring just 76 runs in both innings. Are you happy with the performance of the bowlers? Following India's defeat in the 1 Test against South Africa , the debate is more about team selection than it is about the shortcomings of the players. Read More »