Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Professional Sports
Delneri hired to replace Mandorlini at winless Verona

Luigi Delneri has been hired to replace Andrea Mandorlini as Hellas Verona coach.

Verona made the announcement Tuesday, a day after firing Mandorlini with the club still winless after 14 Serie A matches and in last place.

French PM says Benzema has no place on national team

The French prime minister joined in the criticism of Karim Benzema on Tuesday, saying the Real Madrid striker "has no place" on the France team at the European Championship in the wake of a blackmail scandal.

Benzema is one of France's key players as it gets ready to host the Euro 2016 tournament, but the forward faces charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape. He is suspected of having played an active role in pressuring France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, a case that has badly damaged his reputation.

Manchester City gets $400M Chinese investment deal

Manchester City announced Tuesday that a Chinese consortium is investing $400 million to buy 13 percent of the Premier League club's umbrella organization in a deal that values the business at $3 billion.

Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan bought City in 2008 for around $400 million and since then the club has expanded to create the City Football Group that includes teams in New York, Melbourne and Yokohama.

Ravens return blocked field goal on last play, stun Browns

Brent Urban just wanted a chance to play. Will Hill wanted redemption.

On one dramatic, unforgettable play, the two Ravens achieved their goals.

No team deserves to win the NFC East

Six wins will win the NFC East.

This division is so bad even the Dallas Cowboys are still in it, and they're 3-8 and won't have Tony Romo the rest of the season.

FANTASY PLAYS: How to keep your team going with spare parts

In virtually every fantasy football league in the world, Kirk Cousins wasn't even considered as a quarterback option on draft day. He wasn't even the top option on his own team for most of the offseason.

A lot has changed in four months. Cousins was a solid fantasy performer yet again last week, with 302 yards passing, one touchdown through the air and one score on the ground. Many fantasy owners desperate for a productive quarterback in the final stretch of the regular season rode him to a victory, proving yet again that you can win crunch-time fantasy games with waiver wire castoffs.

NBA Capsules

Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season, 106-103 over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

With the game tied at 101 with 51 seconds left, Curry hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to give the Warriors the lead. Rodney Hood scored 14 seconds later to bring the Jazz within one.

Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 10

The way the Portland Trail Blazers kept fouling DeAndre Jordan down the stretch in a feeble attempt to rally from a double-digit deficit was enough to turn anyone's stomach — Damian Lillard notwithstanding.

Portland sent Jordan to the free throw line nine times in the final 3:51, and the Clippers' center missed 10 of 18. But it didn't help the cold-shooting Blazers, who finished at 37.9 percent as Los Angeles beat them 102-87 on Monday night.

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