SportsNet - December 2012
Arsenal could target Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan for a January transfer. According to various reports, the Gunners could already be attempting to engineer a deal for the Turkey international.
Given their inconsistent form this season, the Gunners could be willing to make that investment. They could capitalise on the precarious financial state of Spanish football's top flight.
If they are prepared to pay the hefty asking price, Arsenal would be getting an ideal player to suit their style. Turan is versatile and creative and possesses the kind of skill and flair the Gunners are currently lacking.
After an enthralling Boxing Day win over archrivals Newcastle United, Manchester United will entertain the high-flying West Brom on Saturday.
The Baggies have been in sensational form this term, having collected 33 points from 19 games and are currently sitting sixth in the league table.
United, on the other hand, are seven points clear at the summit of the EPL ladder and would surely relish the opportunity of grabbing another three points to heap pressure on their “Noisy Neighbours”, Manchester City
Wayne Rooney is ruled out for the game with a knee injury, whereas, all of Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck are available for selection.
It is unlikely that Nemanja Vidic would be drifted into the starting 11 after the Serbian complained of soreness in his knee after the 1-1 draw with Swansea (via Goal.com).
Both Nani and Phil Jones are also expected to sit out, along with Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
Goran Popov is a long-term absentee for West Brom, although Steven Reid and Claudio Yacob could make the trip to Old Trafford for the visitors.
Read what you may (can) of the fact that Formula One currently uses four-stroke V8, naturally aspirated reciprocating engines and that that piece of information overrides all other considerations, human, which is why it is almost impossible to fathom a global TV audience of more than half a billion, especially when you consider that the 'sport' (hereafter referred to as sport), once stripped of grotesque details about engines and tyres, has a simple man in a highly complicated car navigating simple routes according to highly complicated rules, over and over again. This is not traditional entertainment. This isn't the celebration of Messi's agility, Federer's grace or Bolt's cockiness (Think of the last time you had an impassioned debate about the kind of sole used in Lionel Messi's footwear, or the composition of the fibre used in Roger Federer's racquet). Honestly, it doesn't seem to be about any one particular 'thing'.
The last UFC card of 2012 is going out with a bang. Junior dos Santos puts his heavyweight belt on the line against Cain Velasquez.
The UFC has had it's fair share of injuries this year and the bad luck didn't stop at UFC 155. Chris Weidman, Forrest Griffin, Gray Maynard, Karlos Vemola and Cody McKenzie all pulled out with injuries.
Luckily, the UFC is filled with depth and this event is still going to be a very entertaining card.
UFC 155 takes place this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Cain Velasquez remembers the night Junior dos Santos took his belt. He is hoping JDS has that same feeling after Saturday night.
Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon has the potential to be one of the better fights of 2012 that will boost the winner near the top-ten rankings in the lightweight division.
Tim Boetsch looks to win his fifth straight inside the octagon against a very underrated Constantinos Philippou.
The Lob City Clippers are on an all-time run. The Clippers thrashed the Boston Celtics 106 – 77 to win their 15th straight game, the best run of consecutive games in the Clippers franchise history.
The Clippers are playing at a high level with Chris, “CP3” Paul leading the way along with Blake Griffin, a solid starting five and a great bench which is still without Grant Hill, but considered the best bench in the league at this point in the season.
The Clippers high flying act on fast-breaks and in their half-court sets, have earned them the nickname “Lob City”. The Clippers currently are 3rd in the NBA in fast-break points, averaging 17.8 points per game.
The exciting dunks on fast-breaks and off lob passes evokes excitement in the Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler, who often says “Chris Paul has the ball, Oh My, he lobs to Blake Griffin, what a dunk. CP3 passes to Blake and Blake throws an alley-op to DeAndre Jordan for the monster dunk!” That’s “Lob City”.