Bale: Real Madrid star among BBC Sports Personality nominees

Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty has been nominated as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.Alistair Brownlee, Mo Farah and Laura Kenny are the three next favourites battling it out for second. Sports presenter Gabby Logan said: “Jamie Vardy – of course – the Leicester player who was part of that phenomenal team that went into the season 5,000-1 to win the Premier League – and they did”. Dez Bryant regrets taking shots at Josh Norman after Thanksgiving game
When asked what he’s learned about experiencing criticism from other players this season, Norman had a quick reply. One of the tall tasks they got me stacked up against”. “The numbers show it”, said Norman. The shortlist was drawn up by a panel including media representatives and sports stars including Ryan Giggs and Victoria Pendleton.However, Tour de France victor Chris Froome and IBF boxing world champion Anthony Joshua were just two of the names that were left of the shortlist by the panel of judges.Kadeena Cox has been nominated for an extraordinary 2016, which saw her become the first British athlete in 32 years to win medals in two different sports at a Paralympic Games. Volquez agrees to 2-year deal with Marlins
While no pitcher can easily replace Fernandez’s talent or personality, Volquez will give the Marlins a veteran experienced arm. The Marlins were left with a hole in their rotation when Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident earlier in the year. Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale, who helped his national side to the semi finals of Euro 2016 is shortlisted.Cox won a total of four medals in Rio, picking up a gold medal in the velodrome in the C4/5 500m time-trial, breaking the world record in the process.Jason Kenny also enjoyed a successful Olympic games with three gold medals in the individual sprint, team sprint, and keirin, to draw level with 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year victor Chris Hoy on six Olympic gold medals, making them the joint most successful British Olympians of all time. Trump wins Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, state board says
The updates dropped Trump’s margin over Clinton from 27,257 votes to 22,460 votes, or 0.8 percent of the total vote. Neither Trump nor his transition team have responded to requests to explain what he meant or provide any evidence. Storey in Rio became Britain’s most successful female Paralympian – she began her Paralympics career in 1992 in swimming and then switched to cycling for the 2008 edition – taking her gold medal haul to 14.

No Kompany at Christmas for Guardiola

Monchengladbach – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach as both teams finished with 10 men.John Stones was at fault as Monchengladbach poured forward and opened the scoring with a fine strike from Raffael midway through the first half. Guardiola was also pleased that he could now turn his full attention to his side’s Premier League challenge. “The team who gets them is going to suffer and I’m glad we won’t play them”.”Even when I was training the best player in the world [Messi] I tried to involve all the processes of the game so all the responsibility was not on the shoulders of one player to win the game”. Dylann Roof Found Competent To Stand Trial
Roof is also facing separate murder charges brought by the state of SC in a case that is due to begin in January. Roof’s lawyers questioned his competency earlier this month on the eve of jury selection. Moenchengladbach’s Swedish defender Oscar Wendt and Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne vie for the ball during the UEFA group C Champions League football match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City on November 23, 2016 in Moenchengladbach, western Germany.City began in a 3-2-4-1 formation and Guardiola implemented various tweaks and changes throughout the match, but he rejected the notion that tactical confusion was behind a largely disjointed first-half showing.Matchday 6’s dead rubbers therefore come in handy for Lars Stindl and Fernandinho, who were each dismissed after the break for two bookable offences by the occasionally over-zealous Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir.But with Barcelona beating Celtic in Glasgow, City can no longer take top spot in Group C. “We played the last game not far away and we have tomorrow a game at 12.30″. Yaya Toure will be nailed on to start following his return to the first team at Selhurst Park, but it remains to be seen if he can still produce the goods consistently. Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit
Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a “terrorist state”. India claimed that Pakistani-based militants had carried out the attack on its airbase. It was only the 30-year-old’s fifth appearance of the season and means he could miss Premier League games against Chelsea, Leicester, Watford and Arsenal.”Always it is hard after the Champions League game because of the travel and the demands – not just physically”, Guardiola added.”What happened with Yaya in Barcelona happened once in the final of the Champions League because we had a lot of [injury] problems there, we didn’t have [fit] players and he played wonderful”, he said. “But we’re improving. We have to improve in Europe and I believe we can do that. We can not forget they beat Liverpool, they lost in the 93rd minute against Arsenal and they draw at Old Trafford”, he told reporters.For the hosts a draw was sufficient to secure a place in the Europa League and City were also willing to settle for 1-1. That was our aim, and we’ve done it. Trump would ´love´ to broker peace between Palestinians, Israel
Asked if he expected any surprises from Obama before his term ends, Lieberman said: “I don’t think so”. Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out attacks, according to Israeli authorities. Burnley have scored the highest proportion of their Premier League goals in home games this season (91% – 10/11).

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama race past No. 16 Auburn, 30-12

The sophomore is going to play in the Iron Bowl, but he’s still not 100 percent according to head coach Gus Malazhan. On second-and-11, Hurts found ArDarius Stewart on a crossing route to the tune of 39 yards. The Tide dominated in total yards, 501-182. Florida State’s offense is no slouch with tailback Dalvin Cook in the backfield, and the Gators’ defense is still suffering from injuries on its front seven. Alabama, which beat Florida previous year 29-15 in the same title game, will be a pretty big favorite over Florida, depending on what the Gators do against Florida State on Saturday night. Perhaps Kiffin is working from a great gameplan, but everything doesn’t always come together in the red zone as expected (until adjustments are made later on).The last time these two met at Bryant Denny, they set all sorts of rivalry records scoring 99 points, and gaining over 1,000 yards combined. “When you lose a guy like Sean White that is fearless and can complete passes under pressure, it’s hard to replace”. The run/pass balance evened out later in the 2nd and things improved. The Tide hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the last nine-plus quarters despite having lost safety Eddie Jackson to a broken leg and having to shift cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick over.Playcalling: Here’s another one for those #RTDB fans out there. Still, a barely-above-50% run rate isn’t as high as those posted in higher-profile games like vs. LSU, Texas A&M, and Arkansas. Alabama tied the game on their next possession. The Tide completed 28 of 37 passes for 286 yards, Auburn 7-19 passes for 116 yards. Sidhu’s wife joins Congress, hints at his entry too
To another query on whether all sitting MLAs of the Congress will get ticket as per the policy of “sitting-getting”, Amarinder said: “The Congress president will decide”. In the first half, though, viewers were treated to a chaotic snoozefest. They’re also tops with 65 passes broken up. It’s also worth noting Jalen Hurts had interceptions in the last five games before the Chattanooga win Saturday and fumbles in each of the last three games.Amazingly, the first successful Auburn play was in the 2nd quarter, with a barely-successful 5-yard run by Kamryn Pettway. Johnson is the team’s most experienced quarterback while John Franklin III is likely to play a role as well, and is a significant running threat.Sixteenth ranked Auburn will try to end a two game losing streak against Alabama in the Iron Bowl. If he’s close to fully healthy, the 240-pounder gives the Tigers a bigtime physical running threat against the nation’s top run defense.”It’s always a good game”. Cal is on a 17-7, 71% run and get ALL THREE plays for a discounted $15! That trait has a way of frustrating and intimidating opposing defenses just as much as any touchdown run. “We hold each other accountable and that’s one thing that really sticks out”. In the 2015 game against the Tigers, he finished with 8 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. “It’s the best game of the year”. And apparently our 3rd-best QB. For the latter, it’s good to see some smart checkdowns from Mr. Hurts. “I think we controlled the line of scrimmage pretty well”. Bale: Real Madrid star among BBC Sports Personality nominees
Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale , who helped his national side to the semi finals of Euro 2016 is shortlisted. Alistair Brownlee , Mo Farah and Laura Kenny are the three next favourites battling it out for second. The motion has accompanied several of Jalen Hurts’ touchdowns this season.4 from Damien Harris, with one explosive one.The tailback only racked up 108 yards and no touchdowns, but that needs to be put into perspective: that’s a heckuva day for a Florida offensive player.We here at USA TODAY High School Sports can’t tell what type of dogs the puppy Brahms are. He’s never been in an Iron Bowl, others add. Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit
Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a “terrorist state”. India claimed that Pakistani-based militants had carried out the attack on its airbase.

University of Michigan tops Ohio State in annual blood drive

David Zalubowski — Associated Press Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre, left, hugs a fan as the coach heads off the field after Colorado defeated Utah in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. But, it was in the way they lost that has the sports world buzzing.Quarterback J.T. Barrett came up big for the Buckeyes. After an official review that lasted maybe five seconds the spot was upheld and on the next play, OSU scored the winning dagger on a run to the end zone. Ohio State beat MI 30-27 in double overtime. MI could end up in the Rose Bowl, but the biggest prizes are still eluding the Wolverines in their second year under coach Jim Harbaugh. Despite struggling in the passing game, Barrett has rushed for over 100 rushing yards in the past two games. Bale: Real Madrid star among BBC Sports Personality nominees
Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale , who helped his national side to the semi finals of Euro 2016 is shortlisted. Alistair Brownlee , Mo Farah and Laura Kenny are the three next favourites battling it out for second. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Trace McSorley completed 17 of 23 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns and Penn State beat Michigan State to win the Big Ten East on Saturday. The Badgers (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) are the nation’s third best scoring defense (13.7 per game) while the Nittany Lions are the nation’s 25th best scoring offense at 36.6 points per game.Upset losses by several teams ranked just ahead of Western Michigan University, particularly Boise State and Houston gives the Broncos a clear path to the Cotton Bowl if they can win the MAC Championship Friday.If the Tigers (11-1, No. 4 CFP) dont stumble against Virginia Tech next week in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship, theyll be off to college footballs final four for a second straight season. Key wins for the Buckeyes this year include at #8 Oklahoma, at #6 Wisconsin, vs #16 Nebraska and vs #3 MI. Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit
Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a “terrorist state”. India claimed that Pakistani-based militants had carried out the attack on its airbase. Penn State’s defense started the second half by forcing a quick three-and-out by the Spartans, giving the offense a short field starting near the 50-yard line.The Buckeyes will have to wait until Penn State plays to find out if they will play for the Big Ten title.The Big Ten cited its sportsmanship policy in punishing Harbaugh, saying his comments were in violation of a portion that states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship”. They have bounced back since falling to Penn State 24-21 back on October 22. Dez Bryant regrets taking shots at Josh Norman after Thanksgiving game
When asked what he’s learned about experiencing criticism from other players this season, Norman had a quick reply. One of the tall tasks they got me stacked up against”. “The numbers show it”, said Norman. The Ann Arbor school says in a statement that MI had 2,363 donations and Ohio State brought in 2,355 in the 35th annual blood drive. Then they went out and turned in the best offensive performance yet and improving coach Derek Mason’s best record in his third season.