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Factfile for CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly

Factfile for 2020 CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt: Full name: Al Ahly Sporting Club Formed: 1907 Grounds: Cairo International Stadium/Al Ahly Stadium (capacities: 75,000/30,000) Nickname: Cairo Red Devils Coach: Pitso Mosimane (RSA) Standard team: Mohamed el Shennawy, Mohamed Hany, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul (TUN), Hamdy Fathy, Amr el Soleya, Hussein el Shahat, Junior Ajayi (NGR), Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy, Marwan Mohsen...


UVA Blocks 6 Shots Versus San Francisco

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The Cowboys are reeling, and Mike McCarthy’s questionable coaching moves aren’t helping

The Cowboys’ incomplete pass on fourth and one and failed fake punt were head-scratching coaching maneuvers during their 41-16 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Washington Football Team.


Michael Vick: Mahomes' Chiefs will prevail against Tom Brady & the struggling Buccaneers | UNDISPUTED

Michael Vick on Mahomes vs. Brady


2 Romanian weightlifters lose 2012 Olympic medals over doping

Roxana Cocos, 31, and Razvan Martin, 27, were disqualified after reanalyzed samples tested positive for anabolic steroids, according to the Olympic governing body.


Alabama-LSU game could be rescheduled for Dec. 5, per reports

The game, originally scheduled for Nov. 14, was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak among LSU's players. It could be rescheduled for Dec. 5, per multiple reports.


Mike Tyson's 3 greatest moments in ring ... and his 3 worst

Mike Tyson has had many indelible moments in the ring, most good and some bad. That’s what made Iron Mike arguably the greatest boxing figure since The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. The fact that the public remains fascinated with him three decades beyond his peak is evidence of…


Diego Maradona (1960-2020): When death felt like a tackle from behind

In India, the 1986 World Cup was where all games were shown live for the first time. And since he made that World Cup his own, Maradona straddled a line between legend and God in a country he wouldn’t visit till 2008.


Diego Maradona, gifted Argentine soccer legend, dies

Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup but was tormented by drug abuse in his later years, has died. He was 60.


Tom Herman’s decision to not kick FG costs Texas in loss to Iowa State

Texas had a chance to stay alive for the Big 12 Championship Game with a win, so the loss to No. 13 Iowa State was particularly painful.


Hawkeyes' defense comes up big in 26-20 win over Nebraska

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Goodson ran for 87 of his 111 yards in the second half and Zach VanValkenburg recovered Adrian Martinez's late fumble to secure Iowa's 26-20 win over Nebraska on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (4-2, 4-2 Big Ten) extended their win streak to four games and have beaten the Cornhuskers (1-4, 1-4) six years in a row. Iowa was looking to add to its six-point lead when Keith Duncan's 51-yard field-goal attempt bounced off the...


Kristie Mewis scored during her first USWNT appearance in 6 years, and her younger sister was the first player to hug her in celebration

Midfielder Kristie Mewis scored in the USWNT's 2-0 win over the Netherlands, and her younger sister, Sam, was the first to congratulate her.


NBA releases 2020 preseason schedule

The NBA announced its schedule for the upcoming preseason set to run from Dec. 11 to Dec. 19. Here are some of the marquee matchups to look forward to during the week-plus-long tuneup ahead of the 2020-21 regular season, which begins Dec. 22: Dec. 11: Lakers vs. Clippers The Battle of Los Angeles resumes on the opening night of preseason play with the defending-champion Lakers taking on the Clippers. The two teams face off once again on Dec. 13....


Who did Drew Brees spend time with on Thanksgiving?

Drew Brees and his family had guests on Thanksgiving. It seems the quarterback who is recuperating from 11 broken ribs wanted to keep his current replacement close. That's right, Brees' family played host to the family of current New Orleans Saints starting…


Assessing the Lakers' Offseason Moves

The Lakers added four players to their roster as they look to go on another title run. Our NBA experts take a closer look at those moves.


A deep dive into the Edmonton Oilers' salary-cap situation

Navigating the salary cap is one of the more important tasks for any GM. Teams that can avert total cap chaos by walking the tightrope of inking players to deals that match their value (or compensate for future value without breaking the bank) remain successful.


Soccer goalie Sarah Fuller to dress as kicker for Vanderbilt

Fuller immediately becomes the first female student-athlete on a football roster in SEC history. If she takes the field for a snap, she will become the first woman to appear in a Power 5 football game.


Maradona: the life and afterlife of a global icon


Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman opts out, will prepare for 2021 NFL draft

Another top prospect is opting out of the 2020 college football season, and will instead start preparations for the next level. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman is the latest big name to opt out, announcing via social media earlier this week that he will…


Why do the Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving Day here, the Detroit Lions will once again be able to catch their favorite football team in action. As you're getting ready to loosen up your belt and make multiple trips to the kitchen for turkey and desserts this Thanksgiving, don't forget that there's also som...


The Match III tracker: Mickelson, Barkley take early lead on Curry, Manning

Thanksgiving may be over, but there's still plenty to be thankful for, including The Match — the gift that keeps on giving. In the third edition of the series, The Match: Champions for Change follows two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Peyton Manning and…


NFL players and coaches who are on the hot seat

The NFL is the ultimate meritocracy based on current performance, and subscribes to the popular saying, "what have you done for me lately?" These players and coaches could lose their jobs soon if their job performances don't improve.


OBITUARY: Maradona rose from poverty to become one of the greatest

JEFF POWELL: To many, Diego Maradona is best remembered for the Hand of God goal that knocked England out of Mexico 86 and his later descent into drugs.


Kyler Murray not on Cardinals’ injury report

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been resting an injured throwing shoulder this week, but the team said he’s fine for Sunday against the Patriots. Murray is not even listed on the Cardinals’ injury report for Sunday’s game, so there’s no concern that he won’t be able to play. The Cardinals have indicated that they don’t [more]


Image rights, fast cars and a 'tank': Maradona's death triggers complex inheritance

Image rights, fast cars and a 'tank': Maradona's death triggers complex inheritance


Revisiting the strange and wonderful career of baseball lumberjack Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn was the at once New Baseball’s prophet and its antithesis. He ruled.


The Best Photos of the 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball Season

The Best Photos of the 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball Season


Charles Barkley's revamped golf swing looks shockingly decent

Charles Barkley loves golf, but for years he possessed what may have been the ugliest golf swing on the planet. Barkley suffered from an awful hitch in his swing, which made it almost impossible for him to put the ball in play effectively. He still played plenty of…


Lewis Hamilton refuses to take his foot off the gas in Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has wrapped up his seventh world championship but there is no sense he is taking his foot off the accelerator. With this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix the first of the final three races of the season, the world champion appears determined to close it out with the relentless dominance that sealed his position as the most successful driver in Formula One history. 


Photos: UFC on ESPN 18 official weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out photos of the fighters on the scale, as well as their faceoffs, at the UFC on ESPN 18 official weigh-ins in Las Vegas. (Photos by John Morgan–MMA Junkie)


NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA pet accessories are discounted up to 70% off at Fanatics this Black Friday


Curtis Blaydes tests positive for COVID-19; UFC Fight Night main event vs. Derrick Lewis postponed

The UFC Fight Night event on Saturday takes a major hit.


Albon accepts blame for big crash in practice

Alex Albon accepted the blame on Friday after his heavy and expensive crash during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix threatened to derail his future with Red Bull. The London-born Thai driver, who has struggled this year to match the pace of Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen, said he knew he should have backed off when he ran wide at the final corner before careering off into the barriers. "It was just one of those things,” he said as he tried...


Rangers interested in KBO star infielder Ha-Seong Kim

Kim checks some boxes for the Rangers by virtue of the fact that he’s a prime-aged player with the potential to provide an offensive upgrade in the infield without necessarily being boxed in to one position at the time of signing.


Diego Maradona's Lawyer Urges Death Investigation, Calls Medical Response 'Criminal Idiocy'

The 1986 World Cup winner died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest at the age of 60, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery.


Ohio State coach Ryan Day tests positive for COVID-19 and will miss Illinois game

Ohio State coach Ryan Day will not be on the sideline when his team faces Illinois on Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19.


Freak Practice Injury: Buffalo Bills Lose Starter for Rest of the Season

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed starting guard Cody Ford is out for the remainder of the 2020 season after a knee injury suffered in practice.


Paul Casey on playing Saudi event: 'I hope my participation will make a difference'

After skipping the first two years of the Saudi International, Paul Casey was among a group of players who have committed to play next year’s European Tour stop in the Middle East. Casey didn’t join many Europeans at the inaugural event in 2019, citing his association with UNICEF, which is on his golf bag, and Saudi Arabia’s questionable human rights record. “This is not a decision I’ve taken lightly. I wasn’t comfortable going in the past, but...


Six Pakistani cricketers touring New Zealand test COVID positive

New Zealand officials say players would be moved into quarantine, throwing preparations for the series into turmoil.


Mike Tyson’s payout for Roy Jones Jr. fight revealed

The highly anticipated bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is only days away.


The Steelers are undefeated. What could go wrong?

By starting the season with 10 wins and zero losses, the Pittsburgh Steelers achieved something significant. Since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Pittsburgh is just the 17th team to win its first 10 games. It's a near-certainty the Steelers will make the playoffs; all 16 of the previous 10-0 teams made the postseason, and Football Outsiders lists Pittsburgh's playoff odds at a robust 99.99%. But beyond that, there's no predictive element here. Six of...


USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings: Week 13

USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings: Week 13


Tony Parker: Beyond all of my dreams

Excerpted from Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams, published on November 17, 2020 by Triumph Books. You can buy this book on


The greatest sports dynasties of all time

Most sports fans say they want parity, especially if their favorite team has been struggling for a long time. However, the best sports teams capture the imagination and attention of sports fans like nothing else.


Chargers activate Chris Harris, place Melvin Ingram on IR

A Pro Bowl defender will be available for the Chargers against the Bills, but the team will also be without one.


PGA Tour and European Tour announce “strategic alliance”, including partnering on media rights

The PGA Tour and the European Tour picked Black Friday to announce a new “strategic alliance”, that will see more cooperation than ever for the world’s top two men’s golf tours. In a release that they both posted, the tours announced that the new partnership will include partnering on media rights, among other aspects. The Read more... The post PGA Tour and European Tour announce “strategic alliance”, including partnering on media rights...


Hendrick crewmember Rowdy Harrell, wife Blakley killed in Florida highway crash

William “Rowdy” Harrell, a tire carrier for Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 team, and his wife, Blakley, were killed in a highway crash Tuesday night in the Florida Keys. Hendrick Motorsports confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon. Harrell was 30 and his wife, 23. The two were married last Saturday in his home state of Alabama, and […]


Evaluating the risers and the fallers after NBA free agency

For the most part, the dust has settled on NBA free agency. Outside of any more salary-related trades and some minimum contracts, most contenders are set for the season. The biggest questions that remain deal with the Houston Rockets, and what happens with James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Trades for those players, particularly Harden, would Read more... The post Evaluating the risers and the fallers after NBA free agency appeared first on The...


Dan Dakich Ripped John Calipari During Broadcast

Dan Dakich went off on John Calipari during ESPN's broadcast of the Western Kentucky, West Virginia game on Friday.


Pelissero: Trubisky will start vs. Packers Week 12

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky will start Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers.