Thousands were seen cheering and wishing each other as the sky above the Auckland's Sky Tower was all lit with fantastic firework display. It included what's known as Magic Stardust. Around 1.6 million people lined the harbour to watch the display. Security at the event was tight, but officials said there was no particular alert.
For Pittsburgh to move up in the AFC standings, they'd need the New England Patriots to lose to the New York Jets at home . The junior varsity wasted little time building a 7-0 lead, and the Steelers should have maintained a double-digit advantage after the first quarter.
The Vikings will start a third different center on Sunday against the Bears since starter Pat Elflein will miss his second game this season due to a lingering shoulder injury. The Vikings haven't allowed the fewest yards in a season since 1993 or the fewest points in a season since 1971. Quarterback Case Keenum will earn another $250,000 by starting Sunday, likely ensuring he'll play 85 percent or more of the Vikings snaps this season.
So, in addition to asking for Smith to be fired or for himself to be let go, he'll reportedly also ask for some influence in the hiring of Smith's replacement so he can have more say in personnel. Per Wilson, it seems unlikely both head coach Bill O'Brien and Smith would be kept around in tandem to prepare for 2018. He's had three 9-7 seasons and won two AFC South titles, but the Texans have collapsed to 4-11 this year after star rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL.
Every year we get these Gruden coaching rumors, and every year - since 2009 - he's ended up in the Monday Night Football booth for ESPN. In 2016, Jack Del Rio led the Raiders back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season, when they went to the Super Bowl and lost to Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers .
In the second half, Stoke had no answer to Chelsea's scoring streak. But to finish this year in this way is great for me, the club and the fans. "For a first experience in the league, to win the title is not easy, so I have to thank the club for giving me this opportunity".
Belgium global De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a collision with Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.
Warner and Smith negotiated the first couple of hours before Warner, who had been patient and nearly strokeless for most of his innings, suddenly attempted a big hit from the first ball he faced from Root's irregular off-spinners. It's a shame we had to call it off in the last hour. During England's time in the field, an Australian television station carried pictures that it claimed showed James Anderson digging his nail into the ball.
Jose Mourinho's side were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday, a result that allowed Chelsea to move ahead of them into second place in the table. "We didn't have the final pass today, and we had a penalty that wasn't given, and if we had that, and scored, it would've changed the game. He has until 5:00 pm today (1700 GMT) to respond", an FA statement said.
Atletico had been unable to register new signings in last summer's transfer window after being handed a ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association for irregularities in relation to the transfers of minors. "The injury is behind me. It's forgotten about now", said the 28-year-old Spain winger. Costa was presented alongside fellow new signing Vitolo ahead of an open training session in front of 25,000 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday to bring the curtain down on 2017.
Young will miss the trip to Everton and two home games against Derby in the FA Cup and league game against Stoke. Young, who has until 5pm this afternoon to respond to the charge, would not be eligible to return until January 20, when United take on Burnley .
Later on, De Bruyne was clattered by Jason Puncheon as Man City counterattacked following Luka Milivojevic's saved penalty and his injury could also see him sidelined for a significant chunk of time. "I don't know. He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there", Pep told the assembled press after the game. Guardiola would not comment on the decision to award the penalty, which came after Wilfried Zaha went down under a challenge from Raheem Sterling .
This sacking of Warburton, just nine months after his acrimonious split with Scottish giants Rangers, means that Forest are on the hunt for their 10th boss in the last five-and-a-half years. Academy boss Gary Brazil has been appointed caretaker manager. Forest have lost 14 league games - the joint second worst in the division - and owner Evangelos Marinakis has acted due to the club's woeful form ahead of the January transfer window.
Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro Rodriguez, Willian and Davide Zappacosta all found the net as Chelsea eased to victory over Stoke City. The first goal, however, was completely avoidable from a Stoke perspective, Rudiger heading home from a set-piece with just over 150 seconds on the clock.
Marca have Hazard on their Saturday front page, and inside it's stated the Chelsea player is "loco" (crazy) for Real Madrid. But, according to The Telegraph , no formal offer was ever made - though negotiations have taken place - and the club intend to ramp up talks in the New Year.
Despite the loss, it was an impressive showing from the Seminoles, who went toe-to-toe with the supremely talented Blue Devils all game long. "We just didn't have an answer for keeping Bagley and Carter off the glass", said Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton, " Most of the time when you put your body on a person, and we have been bigger and stronger in the past, it's hard".
But the Raiders have fallen off this year at 6-9 going into Sunday's season finale against the Chargers. In 2016, Jack Del Rio led the Raiders back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season, when they went to the Super Bowl and lost to Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers .
Pep Guardiola says without the "amazing" Nicolas Otamendi it would have been "impossible" for Manchester City to now be unbeaten in the Premier League . He needs to be refreshed to help in the last part of the season. "And the fourth is double games [two legs], and extra time". "We have seen it in England before, there's no question of that", said the 70-year-old Palace manager.
Young England hopefuls Calum Chambers and Rob Holding have hardly been trusted at all in the Premier League this season, while Shkodran Mustafi was on the verge of joining Inter in the summer after just one season in north London. Only Swansea City have picked up fewer points on the road this season and the Potters have the second worst away defensive record, conceding 22 goals.
Darts rookie Rob Cross has shocked the darts' world, defeating world champion Michael van Gerwen to set up an all-English final against Phil "The Power" Taylor at the World Championships in London today. He's dominant, but I need to do my own job. Michael van Gerwen lifted the Sid Waddell trophy previous year (Picture: Getty Images)What is the prize money for the PDC World Championship? "I never expected this rise - I'm just a normal working boy".
Among the players NY drafted under Ross were Odell Beckham Jr ., Sterling Shepard , Landon Collins and Jason Pierre-Paul. Hart has started 21 games since he was selected by Reese and Ross in the seventh round of the 2015 draft. Hart was a surprising cut by new GM Dave Gettleman this morning and Flowers' future with the organization is cloudy at best. NY is now mired in its worst season in franchise history, as it enters its Week 17 matchup with the Washington Redskins sporting an ...
As we've pointed out a couple of times at Sport Witness, Marca haven't yet gone huge on Harry Kane to Real Madrid . But Morata has denied that conversation, though he did confirm speaking with the Spurs boss and claimed that Pochettino told him he would partner Kane in a two-pronged attack if he decided on a switch to the English capital.
James' Park but Lewis Dunk's 68th-minute header was stopped by Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow . He said: "We want to win and we think we can win, but Brighton will be thinking exactly the same. Reaction to come at https://t.co/iDkcawZlBb . That was a positive thing. "We will try to improve but some help would be positive". Newcastle's next game sees them go up against Stoke City on New Year's Day, with Mark Hughes' men having suffered a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of reigning ...
Mississippi State won all four meetings against Louisville , but two of those were vacated because of NCAA infractions. MSU and Louisville have met four times and the Bulldogs lead 4-0 - but they haven't played since 1976. The Cardinals are 7-2 this season in games in which Jackson has eclipsed the century mark in both rushing and passing yards. He has rushed for 100 or more yards in his last six games and has passed for 300 or more yards in half of his 12 starts.
This comes one day after locking up another potential free agent , wide receiver Davante Adams . Doing the deals before the end of this season allows the Packers to prorate a portion of the signing bonuses on the new deals on this year's salary cap.