WASHINGTON _ Brandon Knight sank a pair of clutch shots to help the Milwaukee Bucks escape with a 109-105 overtime victory over Washington on Friday night at the Verizon Center.
Carmelo Anthony recruiting Rajon Rondo to Knicks?
New York, NY – According to Jason Jordan of the USA Today, New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has been talking with Rajon Rondo and recruiting him to the Knicks.
2014 World Cup Draw: Biggest Winners and Losers from Group Selection
There are obviously winners and losers at the World Cup, but before a single game is even played, it is fun to decide who the winners and losers are after the group draw that decides the layout of the tournament.
This year, there are at least three “groups of death,” while there are also quite a few groups with a clear favorite. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a very fun tournament.
Let’s take a look at the biggest winners and losers of the World Cup draw.
Liverpool vs. West Ham United: Live Ratings for the Reds
Liverpool are set to host West Ham United at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to continue their fine home form this season.
We’ll be running a live ratings on the Reds’ players right through the game, so check back regularly to see how the home starting XI fares during the 90 minutes.
Following a 5-1 win over Norwich in midweek, the Reds have won six of their seven home games, while the Hammers struggle away from home with just a single win and three draws from seven.
West Ham are now placed just one spot above the drop zone and can ill afford too many more slip-ups, while the home side are still in fourth place and aiming to keep themselves in that group up to the Christmas period.
NFL Picks Week 14: Teams That Will Claim Victories in Must-Win Scenarios
There is still much to be decided with regard to the playoffs entering Week 14′s NFL action, but many teams are faced with must-win scenarios. Some of them in particular stand out as viable candidates to come through in these desperation situations.
Whether it’s recent form, intangible advantages or simply a favorable matchup across the board, a trio of clubs on the fringe of the playoff picture will be able to give their 2013 campaigns new life on Sunday.
Here is a look at some of the teams that will win with their postseason hopes on the brink, along with a complete list of picks for Week 14.
Best Signs from ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Week 15
ESPN’s College GameDay was in Indianapolis to catch the Big 10 Championship, where there were plenty of great signs.
Below are some of our favorites.
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World Cup Groups 2014: Seeded Teams with Easiest Path to Knockout Stage
While earning one of the seeded spots was supposed to give teams an advantage in the opening round of the World Cup, only a few were able to come out of the draw with a favorable group.
Spain are the defending champions of this event, but they have to start the tournament against the Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 final. Uruguay was paired with two European foes in Italy and England, while Germany also have a tough run in Group G.
However, not all of the teams on the top line will have problems early.
Bowl Games 2013: Highlighting Best Potential Non-BCS Showdowns to Watch
BCS Bowls are all the rage.
This is especially the case in the format’s final year before fans get a playoff.
But like every year, a few regular old bowl games will provide some great action for those fans willing to invest their time.
Now it can be hard to discern which games are worth the price of admission.
NFL Week 14 Picks: Underdogs Poised to Surprise Sunday
If it seems like more than half the NFL is still right in the thick of the playoff race with only four weeks remaining, that is because it is.
There is so much parity (or mediocrity, depending on your point of view) across the league that almost every game on the Week 14 slate has playoff implications. There will be some teams that take care of business and begin to create some separation, but there will also be those who are surprised by underdogs.
Let’s dig into a few matchups that will see the underdogs emerge victorious.
Judah vs. Malignaggi: Breaking Down Saturday’s Main Event
In the ultimate battle for Brooklyn, New York’s own Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KOs) and Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) will square off in front of a raucous crowd at the Barclays Center to determine who is the boxing king of the city.
Both fighters are coming off tough decision losses in their previous bouts. Despite being long-time friends, the two men will battle for the chance to earn a spot in a championship picture in the near future.
Judah and Malignaggi are each just one win away from another title shot.
What to Watch For in NFL Week 14
There were a lot of storylines to choose from when looking ahead to Week 14 of the NFL season.
Two juggernauts face off for a rematch in the NFC West with a lot on the line. Find out which elements of this anticipated matchup could sway the outcome.
Also, we might have a chance to watch two of the best rookie quarterbacks go head-to-head.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Previewing the Battle of Bedlam
The Bedlam Series 2013 may not be able to live up to the thrilling outcome of last year’s contest, but we will still be treated to an intense matchup between two in-state rivals. This season’s installment of the series features the Oklahoma Sooners trying to ruin the BCS bowl bid of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
To do that, however, they’ll need to go into Stillwater—where the Cowboys are outscoring their opponents by 28.4 points.
Arsene Wenger Expected to Sign New Three-Year Arsenal Contract Worth Â£24m
Arsene Wenger is close to agreeing a new three-year contract worth £24 million with Arsenal, a deal that will see his tenure at the North London club enter a third decade.
Wenger’s current contract at the Gunners is due to expire at the end of the current season, but having seemingly come through a difficult period in his tenure to guide the club back to the top of the Premier League table, The Times (subscription required) reports that agreement between club and manager is very close.
Deputy football correspondent Matt Hughes writes:
Arsène Wenger is close to agreeing a new contract with Arsenal that would take his tenure as manager into a third decade. Talks over a new three-year deal, worth £24 million, have been taking place since October and the North London club are increasingly confident he will sign next month.
Liverpool vs. West Ham United: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Premier League live coverage
Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Tomkins, Collins, Demel, Jarvis, Diame, Nolan, Noble, Downing, Maiga.
Stoke vs. Chelsea: Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Premier League: Stoke vs.
5 Players Who Need to Finish Strong for the Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills’ playoff hopes may be over, but their season is not. With four games remaining, the Bills’ players still have something to play for: their future with the team.
With a new coaching staff led by Doug Marrone, the Bills are building their team with a new direction compared to the vision of the previous coaching staff. As a result, some players are bound to be more of a fit for the new look than others who were brought in to carry out the old model.
Southampton vs. Manchester City: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Southampton and Manchester City began the season in opposite form and are now slipping back into their expected places.
The Saints hardly let in a goal as they pressed and defended their way into the top four through the first 10 fixtures. But consecutive defeats to Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa have sent Southampton sinking into eighth place.
Conversely, City foundered along with their intra-city rivals United toward the beginning of the season.
BCS Bowl Projections 2013: Predicting Every Clash After NIU’s Loss
Northern Illinois threw a wrench into 2013 BCS bowl projections when it lost to Bowling Green by the score of 47-27 on Friday night.
The Huskies were previously projected to earn a Fiesta Bowl berth. Here are predictions for each bowl without Jordan Lynch and company.
National Championship: Florida State vs.
Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 14: Decisions on Tough Calls with Playoffs on the Line
Fantasy playoffs have arrived.
Forget the draft and waiver wire. Those things now take a back seat to what will separate the best from the rest—the tough decisions of which stars to start and sit with everything on the line.
That is surely what most lineups consist of at this point.
World Cup 2018: Future Contenders on the Rise with Most to Prove in 2014
Now that the groups for the 2014 World Cup are set, the debate has begun about the teams that have the easiest road to the title and which nations stand the best chance of winning it all. But not every team is a contender. For some countries, this World Cup is a stepping stone to bigger things in the 2018 World Cup.
For some teams, this World Cup is the chance to prove that they belong on the same stage as the world’s greatest teams.