MLB — How signing Andrew McCutchen sets up Philadelphia Phillies for Harper and Machado

LAS VEGAS — We have the first big move of the winter meetings as the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with Andrew McCutchen on a three-year deal for a reported $50 million that also includes a team option. The former NL MVP will improve the Phillies’ defense in left field and should provide more consistency at the plate than the departed Carlos Santana did in 2018. So far, new GM Brodie Van Wagenen has shown a penchant for playing high-stakes poker. No surprise he’s all-in on the best available…

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El Manchester City, dispuesto a pagar la cláusula de rescisión de Saúl Ñiguez

No es descabellado pensar que actualmente el Atlético de Madrid tiene la mejor plantilla de su historia en cuanto al valor de sus jugadores. Y es que este verano el club colchonero se ha reforzado con grandes fichajes como Lemar o Rodri que están llamados a hacer grandes cosas en el Wanda Metropolitano.  En este sentido el Manchester City, con Pep Guardiola a la cabeza, se ha fijado en uno de los ‘cracks’ del primer equipo colchonero, según adelantó en exclusiva ‘El Chiringuito de Jugones’ de Atresmedia. Tanto es así que incluso…

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No. 1 overall recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux has the secret to football-life balance

Most high school kids wake up in the morning to an alarm clock, set at the time of their choice, and often have the luxury of hitting the snooze button a few times. But Kayvon Thibodeaux isn’t most kids. The No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2019, a defensive end sought after by every college program in the country, rises at 5 a.m. to the sound of text message after text message from coaches trying to persuade him to pick their school. “I’m on the West Coast and…

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Nuno Espirito Santo Hits Out at Refereeing Questions After Controversial Win Over Newcastle

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admitted his side’s stoppage time winner at Newcastle was ‘lucky’ but praised his side’s never say die attitude. Matt Doherty’s 94th minute goal handed Wolves their second successive victory, following their midweek scalp over Chelsea, although Santo admitted there was a degree of fortune about the winner. “We were lucky in the end,” said the Wolves boss post-match, as quoted by Sky Sports. “We had chances before, but in the last minute to get a second ball from the goalkeeper. We were lucky, but happy of course.” His side…

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Watch: Sam Darnold runs 46.8 yards to complete 7-yard TD pass – New York Jets Blog

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Sam Darnold made the signature play of his rookie season on a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. It was a terrific display of the New York Jets quarterback’s athleticism and arm strength. He was flushed to his right by Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Near the Jets’ sideline, he spun around at the 27-yard line and reversed field, keeping his eyes downfield the entire time. With two defenders bearing down on him, Darnold released a bullet at the 15-yard…

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Jurgen Klopp Lauds His Liverpool Side After ‘Perfect Result’ Against Bournemouth

Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for his Liverpool side after they swept aside Bournemouth in convincing fashion. The Reds never looked in any danger down on the south coast, and a Mohamed Salah hat trick plus a Steve Cook own goal was enough to see the Reds leave Bournemouth with a 4-0 victory and all three points. Speaking at his post-match press conference as quoted by LiverpoolFC.com, Klopp expressed his feelings on the game, stating there were things his side could’ve done better. “Pretty much [it was a perfect result].…

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Manchester City surrender unbeaten record, Premier League lead at Chelsea

LONDON — Three points from Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 1. City surrender unbeaten record at Chelsea Manchester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season and surrendered top spot in the table to Liverpool after losing 2-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. N’Golo Kante’s 44th-minute strike and David Luiz’s 78th-minute header secured Maurizio Sarri’s first-ever victory over a team managed by Pep Guardiola. But while City were totally dominant until Kante scored against the run of play, Chelsea ultimately…

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Manchester United vs Fulham live stream: Watch online, TV, time

How to watch Manchester United vs. Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday, Dec. 8. Manchester United will be looking to snap a four-game winless streak in Premier League when the team hosts Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Red Devils come into Saturday’s matchup off of a 2–2 draw against Premier League foe Arsenal. Arsenal netted the game’s first goal on a Shkodran Mustafi score in the 26th minute before Man United’s Anthony Martial scored an equalizer four minutes later. After falling 2–1 in the 68th minute, Jesse…

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco practices, could be backup vs. Chiefs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Joe Flacco took his most significant step toward returning Friday, when the Baltimore Ravens‘ longtime starting quarterback fully practiced for the first time since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4. Flacco has yet to be cleared to play in a game, but doctors could do so before Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. In Flacco’s absence, first-round pick Lamar Jackson became only the second rookie quarterback in nine seasons to win his first three starts (Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz was the other). While the expectation…

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Rams vs. Bears: Betting odds, top spread pick

Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears (+3) Sun. 12/9, 8:20 p.m. ET Four things you need to know before betting on Rams-Bears: 1. The Bears look to bounce back from their first loss since October when they host the high-powered Rams on Sunday night. Chicago had won five straight games (both straight up and against the spread) before stumbling in New Jersey and losing 30-27 in overtime to the Giants. The Bears have been a different team at home this season, having won and covered in five of six games…

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