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Sport Rockets player notes, for game vs Hornets
Author: 0 Rockets player notes, for game vs Hornets

The Rockets basically put Charlotte away early, as they got out to a 49-23 lead in the second quarter. "Chris comes in fresh (and) if I'm not mistaken something like 2:50 to go in the first quarter we go on a (25) to zip run". The 2014 first-round pick is averaging career-highs in points (13.7), rebounds (11.0) and blocks (1.8). • The Rockets are 2-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season after going 13-3 in 2016-17 Houston has 11 sets of back-to-backs remaining this season with the ...

Sport Liverpool more open to selling Barcelona target Coutinho in January
Author: 0 Liverpool more open to selling Barcelona target Coutinho in January

They are also linked with signing a centre-back, as Javier Mascherano looks set to leave, and 23-year-old Colombia global Yerry Mina is reportedly on his way. It's completely up to Liverpool what a "reasonable price" is and, here's a Sport Witness guarantee, what the Anfield want to get and what Barcelona think is reasonable will be different, at least to start with.

Sport How Patriots' loss to Dolphins impacts their playoff picture
Author: 0 How Patriots' loss to Dolphins impacts their playoff picture

Brady said the Patriots didn't take the loss well, and are eager to get back to winning ways Sunday in Pittsburgh. In fact, Brady feels the team will learn from the loss. The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the "South Side" facility.

Sport Froome fears salbutamol stigma for asthma sufferers
Author: 0 Froome fears salbutamol stigma for asthma sufferers

He added: "I have not overstepped any boundaries". Tony Martin , the German and Team Katusha-Alpecin time trial expert who finished second to Froome's third at the London 2012 Olympics, has criticised the handling of the case. "As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose". Salbutamol is banned by WADA when taken intravenously or in pill form - as research suggests large doses administered like this can boost performance - but asthma ...

Sport Yankees could work around the Orioles to get Manny Machado
Author: 0 Yankees could work around the Orioles to get Manny Machado

Duquette, pressed Tuesday about what a trade of Machado would signal to the team's fans, refused to entertain talk of a "rebuild" in Baltimore: "We're going to try to put the best team on the field that we can put on the field and be as competitive as we can", he said.

Sport Austria Gas Explosion: Major European gas pipeline hub fully operational now
Author: 0 Austria Gas Explosion: Major European gas pipeline hub fully operational now

Footage on social and other media on Tuesday morning, when the explosion occurred, showed a column of fire in the distance rising from a flat landscape. The Italian wholesale day-ahead price surged 97 percent to 47 euros per megawatt-hour, its highest recorded level. "With the restart of operation on the global pipeline systems, it will be possible to resume transit through Austria, thereby restoring security of supply for the affected countries", it said shortly after Italian gas grid ...

Sport David Moyes Admits Having Tough Conversations With West Ham Duo
Author: 0 David Moyes Admits Having Tough Conversations With West Ham Duo

Yet it was West Ham who sensed the chance for victory and it nearly came when Hernandez suddenly found himself free in the area only to lift his shot against the crossbar, with the ball bouncing perilously close to the line. "He tried. It was hard because they defended very well as well". "The way we're set up means Arthur Masuaku plays further up the pitch and he likes to get forward".

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: Awards, goals and stats compared
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: Awards, goals and stats compared

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself "the best player in history" after claiming his record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or title. He latched onto a through ball from Marco Asensio to confidently sidefoot the ball inside the near corner to score Real's second goal midway through the first half and then powered home the third from the penalty spot, his shot bouncing under Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

Sport Allardyce: Everton were 'running on empty' during Newcastle win
Author: 0 Allardyce: Everton were 'running on empty' during Newcastle win

The Premier League club will allow a permanent transfer on the basis a club pays more than the €6m Everton sent Malaga in the summer. "It was a tough game". Asked why he had stepped in to cancel next week's bash, which was pencilled in for after the Swansea City match, Allardyce told reporters: "It is not needed at the moment and because of the position we were in when I first arrived here".

Sport AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso plays down Gianluigi Donnarumma exit talk
Author: 0 AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso plays down Gianluigi Donnarumma exit talk

Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he'd have whistled Gianluigi Donnarumma if he'd been in the stands for Milan's Coppa Italia game with Verona . Gigio has not told me personally that he wants to leave. "There's someone who is trying to organise something deliberately, but we will look out for Milan's interests in every arena".

Sport Aaron Rodgers: I'm Not Back To Save Green Bay's Season
Author: 0 Aaron Rodgers: I'm Not Back To Save Green Bay's Season

I enjoy meeting those or exceeding those. He returned to practice on what McCarthy called a "trial return" on December 2, and led the scout team last week. Two sources familiar with the process said that Rodgers pushed hard for the team to clear him to play, less than two months removed from his October 19 surgery to fix the collarbone with two metal plates and 13 screws.

Sport Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer
Author: 0 Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer

It deprived the youngster of his first Liverpool goal and things could have been even worse for the home side when Salomon Rondon hit the post in the dying seconds. Given Klopp did not specify which of his charges face late fitness tests, it is harder to predict a possible starting line-up. They can obviously do what they think is right in all the different moments.

Sport LSU expected to lose assistant coach to BYU
Author: 0 LSU expected to lose assistant coach to BYU

The Tigers plan on hiring James Cregg from the Los Angeles Chargers as their new offensive line coach, according to a source. Cregg is in his first season with the Chargers after spending three seasons in the same role with the Denver Broncos.

Sport PM Modi commissions Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into Indian Navy
Author: 0 PM Modi commissions Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into Indian Navy

Named after the first Foxtort-class submarine, INS Kalvari was inducted into the Navy on December 8, 1967. The much-awaited diesel-electric Scorpene class submarine is the first of the six such submarines being built at an Indian shipyard with the technical support of French naval shipbuilding firm Naval Group, earlier known as DCNS.

Sport Marlins trade Ozuna to Cardinals, reports say
Author: 0 Marlins trade Ozuna to Cardinals, reports say

Louis Cardinals . In addition, two-time All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon was sent to the Seattle Mariners last week for right-hander Nick Neidert , infielder Chris Torres and right-hander Robert Dugger. The conversations with the Marlins about Ozuna spill out of the Cardinals long talks with Miami about acquiring Stanton. Yelich will make $7 million this season and is owed a guaranteed $44.5 million through 2021.

Sport Jurgen Klopp questions refereeing decisions in Liverpool draw with West Brom
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp questions refereeing decisions in Liverpool draw with West Brom

Speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday's visit of West Brom, Klopp said: "If I had to give the interview again with the information I had to give, it would be the same". Ben Foster had been untroubled in Albion's goal, but was nearly embarrassed when he punched Mane's cross into the air, then fumbled it straight to Wijnaldum as it dropped, and was grateful for the fact that Evans was on hand to clear.

Sport Mike Zimmer optimistic about Vikings' O-line health before Bengals game
Author: 0 Mike Zimmer optimistic about Vikings' O-line health before Bengals game

After three straight road games, the Vikings (10-3) will be back at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday for the first time since a November 19 game against the Los Angeles Rams. "That was about the only thing that came out of this past weekend", Keenum said with a laugh. Keenum said Sunday that he and the Vikings were ready to start a new win streak.

Sport Lukaku goal just enough for lacklustre Man United
Author: 0 Lukaku goal just enough for lacklustre Man United

According to reports, Mourinho confronted the Manchester City players on his way to his post-match interview at Old Trafford. Out-of-form Bournemouth host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday before an EFL Cup quarter-final at Chelsea , with a nightmare-before-Christmas sequence completed by a visit to runaway leaders Manchester City on December 23.

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