Antonio Conte set for talks to sign £73m Real Madrid outcast

But whereas many might have expected Real to go on to get the job done in what remained of normal time, it was Kashima who had the better chances. Chelsea are reportedly favourites to land Real Madrid misfit James Rodriguez during the January transfer window after the winger admitted he could move next month.

British FAs fined over poppy displays during internationals

The Welsh and Scottish FA were both fined £15,700, and Northern Ireland's IFA £11,800. They were also fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,000). Players from both England and Scotland wore black armbands featuring poppies, while wreaths were laid before kick-off at Wembley in a match that fell on November 11, Armistice Day in the United Kingdom.

Buffalo Bills survive another week, remain in AFC playoff hunt

McCoy accounted for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries on a day in which the Bills set a new franchise record for the most rushing scores in a single season, 27, and caught three passes for 16 yards in the win. After posting his third 100-yard game of the season back in Week 12, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor put together an absolute dud against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

On The Fly: Hopkins Knocked Out Of The Ring In Farewell Fight

On The Fly: Hopkins Knocked Out Of The Ring In Farewell Fight

But in Smith he bit off more than he could chew. The American veteran, 52 next month, couldn't return to the ring within 20 seconds and lost his WBC light-heavyweight crown by technical knockout. " Joe Smith, Jr ., dares to be great". He controlled the third round, but Hopkins came back strong in the fourth and fifth as he consistently landed left hooks and right jabs that took Smith, Jr.

Rahul out on 199, India 4-391 vs England

Rahul out on 199, India 4-391 vs England

A career-best score from Rahul helped the hosts move to within 86 runs of Englands first-innings total of 477, as India ended the day on 391-4. Umpire Fry ruled not out and since England had exhausted the reviews, Vijay was lucky. They settled into their work fairly quickly to begin the process of getting India back into the match while England's bowlers, spinners included simply didn't look like taking a wicket.

LSU RB Leonard Fournette to miss bowl game, ends college career

Fournette also said that his teammates got emotional when he told them he wouldn't be playing. Teammate Derrius Guice broke that record just a month later on November 24 when he gained 285 on 37 carries at Texas A&M as Fournette nursed the injury back in Baton Rouge.