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Sport Joel Embiid Could Return from Back Injury on Christmas vs. Knicks
Author: 0 Joel Embiid Could Return from Back Injury on Christmas vs. Knicks

Embiid, 23, sat out consecutive losses to Chicago and Sacramento in recent days. Woj reports that "there is optimism" Embiid is able to return for the Sixers' Christmas Day matchup at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. The team is also struggling as of late, dropping seven of the last eight to move to 14-16. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Embiid could remain sidelined for two more games with the injury.

Sport Heard County quarterback Jones picks the Gators
Author: 0 Heard County quarterback Jones picks the Gators

Shortly after the news was official, Florida head coach Dan Mullen welcomed Jones to the squad. Jones, who will play in the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium on January 4, will announce his decision at 11:35 Wednesday morning.

Sport Tampa Bay Rays trade Evan Longoria to San Francisco Giants
Author: 0 Tampa Bay Rays trade Evan Longoria to San Francisco Giants

The 32-year-old third baseman leads the club all-time with 1,435 games played, 261 home runs, 892 runs batted in, 338 doubles, 618 extra-base hits, 780 runs scored, 569 walks and 2,630 total bases. Longoria's ground-ball rate skyrocketed, going from 31.9% in 2016 to 43.4% in '17, which killed his extra-base hit rate and home-run rate. Longoria's still-strong defense (+11 Defensive Runs Saved and his third Gold Glove) kept his WAR respectable at 3.6, but that kind of offensive slide is ...

Sport Army chief reaches parliament to brief lawmakers on security situation
Author: 0 Army chief reaches parliament to brief lawmakers on security situation

DG ISI Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar and DG MI also accompanied the army chief . Later, Major General Asif Ghafoor told journalists that the Director-General Military Operations briefed the Committee of the Whole for one hour. Pakistan Army on Tuesday made it clear that the democracy and the democratic institutions in the country had nothing to fear from it as armed forces were subservient to the constitution of Pakistan.

Sport Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, will miss at least six months
Author: 0 Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, will miss at least six months

Baltimore Orioles' closer Zach Britton has reportedly torn his Achilles' tendon during an off season workout, and is expected to miss at least the next 4-6 months of action. But because of the pending free agency for both Machado and Britton, which means their rights would only be guaranteed for teams would be guaranteed for the 2018 seasons, teams have been reluctant to part with the pieces the Orioles were seeking - increasing the likelihood the Orioles would hold onto both players, at ...

Sport Who stole former Mavs player Charlie Villanueva's toilet?
Author: 0 Who stole former Mavs player Charlie Villanueva's toilet?

Villanueva says that all his appliances were taken, along with...his toilet. "They stole my toilet". One Twitter user suggested an image had been released of the prime suspects as they shared a picture of Home Alone bad guys "Harry and Marv", played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Sport Barcelona star urges Coutinho to leave Liverpool
Author: 0 Barcelona star urges Coutinho to leave Liverpool

According to the report, the Brazilian will make the switch to the Camp Nou in January and sign a five-year contract worth almost €12m-a-year. Coutinho was heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp during the summer transfer window, and even submitted a transfer request as he tried to force through the deal to Barcelona .

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Plotting Stunning £90m Move For His Former Attacker

However, the Belgian international's future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt as The Sun claim Hazard is considering his options after rejecting a new £300,000-a-week contract extension. Providing that Zinedine Zidane is still at the Real helm come next July, it's much more likely that Hazard would join Los Blancos than complete a shock switch to United.

Sport Arsene Wenger admits another injured Arsenal player ruled out of festive period
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger admits another injured Arsenal player ruled out of festive period

But Wenger's night was tainted by the loss of Giroud and Coquelin to hamstring injuries, with the former expected to be ruled out until mid-January if scans confirm the suspected prognosis on Thursday. "In his statement (to me) it doesn't look very good", Wenger responded when asked whether the French striker's injury was bad. Arsenal booked their place in the last four of the competition with a hard-fought victory in front of their home support, with Danny Welbeck scoring the only ...

Sport Clasico win won´t decide title race, warns Iniesta
Author: 0 Clasico win won´t decide title race, warns Iniesta

For the long term benefit and success of Real Madrid , a 100% fit Gareth Bale is vital and so taking a cautious approach in his recovery is the right approach. Valencia is in 3rd position with 34 points. Reigning champions Real Madrid are now placed fourth in the La Liga. "It went in. I saw it clearly because I was right there", said Suarez, who, however, asserted that like Ronaldo, he is only thinking about a Clasico victory.

Sport Pre-season win over Spurs key to City´s season, Guardiola claims
Author: 0 Pre-season win over Spurs key to City´s season, Guardiola claims

The one-sided win at a misty Etihad Stadium gave City a provisional 14-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of second-place Manchester United's trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Those players go under the radar a little bit. "Since then I think we maintained that level, with ups and downs of course, for example at Bournemouth we won in the last minute and Southampton we won in the last minute, but in general we maintained that level that we started against Tottenham in ...

Sport New Zealand begin ODI series against Windies live on Sky Sports Cricket
Author: 0 New Zealand begin ODI series against Windies live on Sky Sports Cricket

Opening batsman Evin Lewis held things together for the tourists with a composed 79 while Rovman Powell (59), batting at number seven, stroked his first ODI fifty to boost the innings towards the end. "This is a great opportunity for our guys to learn from the Test series ... and come out strong on Wednesday morning, make a statement and let New Zealand know that we are just not here to make up numbers but we're here to fight", Law said.

Sport Local Christmas services this weekend
Author: 0 Local Christmas services this weekend

Main St., Frederick from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church's newly resurrected Hand Bell Choir will debut with a Christmas medley also. After Christmas eve services folks who come will be able to get their pictures taken by our photographers to share a family memory. Trinity United Church at 30 South Algoma Street is holding a very special Christmas Eve candlelight service this Sunday evening beginning at 9 p.m.

Sport Trae Young Breaks Big 12 Record/Ties NCAA Record
Author: 0 Trae Young Breaks Big 12 Record/Ties NCAA Record

The Sooners (9-1) have won seven consecutive games. Young's total broke the previous Big 12 record of 18, which was set by Doug Gottlieb (Oklahoma State) in 1998 and Michael Johnson (Oklahoma) in 1997. The Demons have lost all seven of their meetings with Oklahoma, which is 39-4 against nonconference opponents at home under coach Lon Kruger. The injury-depleted Musketeers led by as many as 23 points before Marshall roared back in the second half, pulling within two possessions with 21 ...

Sport Barcelona reported over Antoine Griezmann 'contact'
Author: 0 Barcelona reported over Antoine Griezmann 'contact'

The Catalan club have been strongly linked with a move for the France worldwide in recent weeks ahead of a reported move in the New Year. Speaking to Movistar, Barcelona's director of institutional relations Guillermo Amor did not deny the claims, saying: "Maybe there's been a meeting and things have advanced, although I don't know.

Sport Embiid out, 76ers lose to Kings
Author: 0 Embiid out, 76ers lose to Kings

Philadelphia looked out of sync without Embiid and Sacramento took advantage. Philadelphia crept within two, 88-86, on a 3-pointer by Bayless with 5:12 to play, but baskets by Hield and Garrett Temple gave the Kings breathing room. But the second-year guard was playing important minutes in the fourth quarter Tuesday as the Kings had to continue to adjust the lineup due to injuries .

Sport Rugby star, ex-49er Jarryd Hayne accused of sexual battery
Author: 0 Rugby star, ex-49er Jarryd Hayne accused of sexual battery

The woman claims that once at the home, Hayne raped her, which marked her first time having vaginal intercourse. Efforts to reach representatives for Hayne were not successful, and the 49ers did not immediately comment. "Prosecutors, according to the lawsuit, concluded there was not enough evidence to prove the crime of rape beyond a reasonable doubt". Hayne made headlines in 2014 when he announced he was leaving the NRL, before signing with San Francisco the following year.

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