Month: December 2018

December 26, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench for Juventus’ Serie A game at Atalanta on Boxing Day. The Portugal superstar is rested by coach Massimiliano Allegri after starting Juve’s previous 17 league games since he joined from Real Madrid. Ronaldo completed the full 90 minutes in 16 of those matches and has also started five Champions […]

December 26, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points, D’Angelo Russell had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the weary Phoenix Suns 111-103 on Sunday night. The Suns, with a short turnaround after a 149-146 triple-overtime loss in Washington a night earlier, dropped their second straight after a four-game […]

December 26, 2018

Just a few months ago, Dennis Smith Jr. looked like a potential franchise player for the Mavericks. The No. 9 pick in the 2017 draft seemed like a steal. LeBron James raved about him. Smith made the All-Rookie second team. Then, Dallas added Luka Doncic, and Smith has taken a backseat. It hasn’t always been […]

December 26, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum had 17 and the Boston Celtics ended a three-game skid with a 119-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. Al Horford returned for Boston after missing seven games with a sore left knee and had 10 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes. […]

December 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points and the Chicago Bulls won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-92 on Sunday night. Markkanen had 14 points in the third quarter, including a four-point play late in the period that sparked an 18-5 run in the game between the […]

December 26, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Miami defeated the Orlando Magic 115-91 Sunday and delivered Heat coach Eric Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory. Justise Winslow added 22 points and Josh Richardson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which beat Orlando for […]

December 26, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining to help the Minnesota Timberwolves defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-112 on Sunday night. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points and Robert Covington added 13 for the Timberwolves. Oklahoma City’s Paul George scored 31 points, but he missed […]

December 26, 2018

Liverpool should be weighing up a future approach for Jadon Sancho, says Paul Ince, but a new striker is considered to be Jurgen Klopp’s top priority for the January window. The Reds are expected to recruit over the winter, with their manager having left the door open for possible additions. It is unlikely that an […]

December 19, 2018

Virgil van Dijk believes Xherdan Shaqiri’s game-breaking performances can be a vital ingredient in Liverpool’s title charge. Switzerland international Shaqiri came off the bench to score a second-half brace on Sunday, sealing a 3-1 win over bitter rivals Manchester United. The 27-year-old now has five goals in 13 Premier League appearances since joining the Reds […]

December 19, 2018

Kasey Kahne‘s NASCAR career is over after 15 year of Cup competition, but his racing career is far from over. Kahne is scheduled to make more than 50 starts in sprint car races next year in the World of Outlaws and All-Star Circuit of Champions with his own sprint car team. The news is part […]