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Munster v Exeter Heineken Champions Cup, Round 6 - Saturday at 5.30pm Munster v Exeter Heineken Champions Cup, Round 6 - Saturday at 5.30pm
- January 21, 2019

Despite claiming top spot in Pool 2 Munster will likely be away from home in the last eight, with the opposition probably Edinburgh, who won Pool 5. Then, we had a yellow card and all of a sudden we were chasing the game. Very good kicking game at nine and 10, fantastic centres in terms of their work rate and two wings that cause us havoc, add that to Jack Nowell at 15 too. (more...)
Bombshell report says Carson Wentz's teammates view him as 'selfish' Bombshell report says Carson Wentz's teammates view him as 'selfish'
- January 21, 2019

Calling Wentz "one of the best leaders and teammates I've been around", Sudfeld asserted, "He's handled the last two years with such grace and poise and has NEVER put anything above the Philadelphia Eagles ". Here are a few quotes from the piece, courtesy of PhillyVoice :Whereas some circles blamed the Eagles' offensive failures on new offensive coordinator Mike Groh, numerous sources in and around the National Football League and Eagles said they thought Wentz may have been the root of the ... (more...)
Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 3: Hudson unaware of imminent appointment Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 3: Hudson unaware of imminent appointment
- January 21, 2019

The deal mirrors that of Wagner's who joined Huddersfield in 2015 after a spell managing Dortmund's B team where he worked alongside Jurgen Klopp . That's exactly what I wanted to hear; that Jan feels he can build on what has been achieved here and add to it. The Terriers created a hilarious skit where lifelong Manchester City fan Martin Warhurst - who was mistakenly identified as the next Huddersfield boss live on television - was seen enjoying his new job as the club's next manager. (more...)
Who Munster would face in Heineken Champions Cup semi-final Who Munster would face in Heineken Champions Cup semi-final
- January 21, 2019

Forwards Brad Shields and Joe Launchbury should be fine to play for England despite being hampered by injuries, Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young. Fly-half Ross Byrne added kicked conversions and two penalties to effectively end the contest after 40 minutes, but Leinster , who beat Wasps 52-3 three months ago, were not finished. (more...)
National Football League slates Chiefs, Chargers game for Mexico City National Football League slates Chiefs, Chargers game for Mexico City
- January 21, 2019

The NFL announced Monday the five-game slate of worldwide games for the 2019 season. Major League Baseball plays its first games in London on June 29-30, when the World Series champion Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in a two-game series at London's Olympic Stadium. (more...)
Mahomes could be in line for record $200M+ deal in 2020 Mahomes could be in line for record $200M+ deal in 2020
- January 21, 2019

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that league sources say the Chiefs will look to sign the second-year quarterback to an extension next season, when he becomes eligible for a new contract. The Chiefs seem to know what they have in the 23-year-old and reportedly plan to pay him accordingly. His agent, Leigh Steinberg, wanted him to stay in the background until he'd proved himself on the field, Schefter said. (more...)
Irishman Shane Lowry wins see-saw Abu Dhabi battle Irishman Shane Lowry wins see-saw Abu Dhabi battle
- January 21, 2019

Dutchman Joost Luiten was alone in third on 15 under after producing two eagles in his final-round 65, with Major victor Louis Oosthuizen a further shot back. "The one thing I got from Oakmont is I laid down and I didn't show any fight or bottle there, and I did that today", Lowry said. Lowry got off to the flawless start in Abu Dhabi , recording a birdie at the opening three holes before picking up shots at the seventh and eighth to make the turn at -5. (more...)
Sharapova unimpressed with questions after Melbourne exit Sharapova unimpressed with questions after Melbourne exit
- January 21, 2019

Then she declined to answer a perfectly relevant question about the challenge of finding an alternative medication to meldonium, which was outlawed by WADA at the start of 2016. "Even karaoke, I don't have a good voice, but I always try to do the best at whatever I'm doing". In her first service game of the third, Sharapova double-faulted to gift Barty three break points. (more...)
Osaka sets up Svitolina last-eight test, Serena faces showdown Osaka sets up Svitolina last-eight test, Serena faces showdown
- January 21, 2019

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Monday cruised into the quarter finals of the Australian Open beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova (13) and Madison Keys (17) of the USA respectively. Naomi Osaka on her way to beating Anastasija Sevastova in three sets. Sevastova, however, pushed back in an attempt to save a break point and even the score after a thrilling sixth game. (more...)
Rashford at Ronaldo level after 150 Manchester United games, says Solskjær Rashford at Ronaldo level after 150 Manchester United games, says Solskjær
- January 21, 2019

On his 150th appearance for the club the 21-year-old curled one into the top corner from a tight angle. The Belgian has been out of favour since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment at Old Trafford with the Norwegian preferring Marcus Rashford in a central role. (more...)
Australian Open trolled over Federer, Kohli, Anushka photo caption Australian Open trolled over Federer, Kohli, Anushka photo caption
- January 21, 2019

Australian Open is being trolled on social after they uploaded a picture of Roger Federer, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Twitter and captioned it: "Three legends, one photo". While Kohli captained India to their first series win down under for 71 years, the Swiss, 37, defied his age by winning the Australian Open this time last year. (more...)
Lonzo Ball Exits Game vs. Rockets With Sprained Ankle Lonzo Ball Exits Game vs. Rockets With Sprained Ankle
- January 21, 2019

We'll see what the training staff says on Sunday morning, but it's not looking good for the Lakers or Ball right now. Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will be sidelined four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle, the team announced Sunday. (more...)
Alex Zverev demolishes racket by smashing it EIGHT times during defeat Alex Zverev demolishes racket by smashing it EIGHT times during defeat
- January 21, 2019

Zverev let his frustrations out during the second set after Raonic held his serve and immediately broke to make it 4-1. "Have you never watched my matches?" Zverev left the court for a toilet break at the end of the set and was more competitive when he returned. (more...)
Serena seals Halep victory, rounds out Aussie Open QFs Serena seals Halep victory, rounds out Aussie Open QFs
- January 21, 2019

Halep opened with a break of serve, but that was as good as things got for the top seed in the first set as Williams came storming back by winning the next six games in a row to take it in just 20 minutes. "I just work so hard for every point". "There's definitely something that's innate". "I have played two really great players over the past few days, and, I don't know, I just have to adjust to that feeling of being overwhelmed a little bit". (more...)
Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United
- January 21, 2019

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to having all their Championship opponents watched in training this season, having had a member of his staff caught in the act by Derby . Speaking to BBC Points West on Friday, he said: "The only thing that makes sense if I'm honest is a points deduction". Whatever happens we mustn't condone it. (more...)
Rashford the best in the Premier League - Solskjaer Rashford the best in the Premier League - Solskjaer
- January 21, 2019

The victory sees the Norwegian become the first manager to win his first six league games in charge of the Red Devils, with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford finding the back of the net for the hosts. 'But we spoke about it and he knew not to give stupid fouls away against Brighton, because they have quality delivery and physical attributes in the box. (more...)
The Wizards Beat The Knicks In London On A Buzzer-Beating Goaltend The Wizards Beat The Knicks In London On A Buzzer-Beating Goaltend
- January 21, 2019

Bradley Beal, Wizards: With John Wall out for the season, Beal has played like a true superstar, averaging nearly 30 points per contest in his last eight games. We said, 'No excuses.' It would be easy to say we have so many players out injured, but we're not going to do that. With the loss, NY dropped to 10-33 overall and 4-14 at home. (more...)
MLB Rumors: Yankees Finalizing Trade To Send Sonny Gray To Reds MLB Rumors: Yankees Finalizing Trade To Send Sonny Gray To Reds
- January 21, 2019

NY holds significant value with Gray, and trading him away for a minimum surely won't be the case. When the Dodgers traded Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Reds last month, it sparked speculation that the team was clearing space in its outfield to sign Bryce Harper. (more...)
Rockets Rockets "Aggressively" Working To Trade Carmelo Anthony
- January 21, 2019

Faried will be released by the Nets on Saturday, and his $13.7 million salary is expected to clear waivers on Monday, per Wojnarowski. With Clint Capela out for 4-6 weeks following thumb surgery to fix ligament damage on Thursday, the Rockets were seeking help in the frontcourt. (more...)
Serena Williams wins -- and consoles opponent -- again at Australian Open Serena Williams wins -- and consoles opponent -- again at Australian Open
- January 21, 2019

Luckily, the seven-times Australian Open victor was on hand to console the 18-year-old as she became tearful after the match, telling her: "You did awesome, you're so young...don't cry!" Williams said she did not like to see an opponent so distressed but she appreciated that Yastremska cared so much about trying to win their match and "came out swinging". (more...)
Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett propel No. 1 Duke past Virginia Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett propel No. 1 Duke past Virginia
- January 21, 2019

With 4:50 left, Williamson took an in-bounds pass from Barrett and slammed home two points for a 61-58 Duke lead. Marques Bolden's two free throws with 1:09 to play put Duke in front 67-60. No. 1 Duke and fourth-ranked Virginia kept trading baskets - and the lead - down the stretch of another classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium. That presence would continue in the second period as Duke ended the game with a 32-27 edge on the boards. (more...)
Sean Payton: Referee Chief Admitted Blown Call Sean Payton: Referee Chief Admitted Blown Call
- January 21, 2019

From there, overtime was forced and the Rams eventually won on a 57-yard field goal. National Football League senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron "couldn't believe" no penalty call was called on the play, Payton said. "They said it should never have not been a call", Payton said of the explanation he received. I mean, they might as well stick with what they've been wearing as their defacto home uniform all season for the biggest game of the year. (more...)
Kentucky basketball's Tyler Herro on free throws at Auburn Kentucky basketball's Tyler Herro on free throws at Auburn
- January 21, 2019

Keldon Johnson, Kentucky - This one could have gone to either Johnson or Herro, but the former showed some mental toughness to bounce back from the worst game of his collegiate career with one of his best. There are no easy wins in the SEC this season. The Tigers play at South Carolina Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network. Johnson got off to a slow start but used a pep talk from point guard Ashton Hagans early in the first half to get back on track. (more...)
Australian Open: Barty beats Sharapova, sets up QF clash with Kvitova
- January 21, 2019

The former world number one claimed the opening set but crashed to a 4-6 6-1 6-4 defeat against 15th seed Barty following nearly two-and-a-half hours on Rod Laver Arena. Sportingly, Barty also declined to complain about Sharapova's lengthy bathroom break. "I definitely had a letdown for many games straight, gave her that confidence, and she's a confidence player, as well". (more...)
Paul George’s Heroics Led The Thunder To A Thrilling Win In Philadelphia Paul George’s Heroics Led The Thunder To A Thrilling Win In Philadelphia
- January 21, 2019

After falling to the ground and trying to make his way up for a few seconds, Westbrook got up and immediately tried to lunge at Embiid. Westbrook and Embiid have history, as Westbrook waved goodbye to Embiid following an Oklahoma City win a year ago after Embiid had waved goodbye to Steven Adams after Adams fouled out earlier in the game. (more...)
Tim Tebow invited to major-league training with New York Mets Tim Tebow invited to major-league training with New York Mets
- January 21, 2019

Last year, the Heisman Trophy victor and former National Football League quarterback hit.273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 84 Double-A games before a broken hand ended his season in July. Furthermore, Tebow always remains a possibility for a September call up to energize the fanbase should the Mets be well out of a playoff spot. We've invited 13 additional players to Major League #SpringTraining . (more...)
Larry Fitzgerald makes hole-in-one ... while playing with Barack Obama Larry Fitzgerald makes hole-in-one ... while playing with Barack Obama
- January 20, 2019

The 11-time Pro Bowl player teed off after Obama hit the green at the par-three 13th. It's unclear if that was the first hole-in-one ever, but by the sound of it it's tough to do on that hole at Seminole Golf Club. The 15-year veteran NFLer has said he will decide whether or not he'll return to the Cardinals sometime this offseason, indicating that retirement is a possibility. (more...)
Cora undecided on White House visit Cora undecided on White House visit
- January 20, 2019

Dombrowski also said last week that he does not plan to spend big money on a closer. Red Sox owner John Henry said on Friday that the team's visit to the White House could be contingent on whether the federal government remains shut down. (more...)
Molina calls Kris Bryant 'stupid and loser' for comments about St. Louis Molina calls Kris Bryant 'stupid and loser' for comments about St. Louis
- January 20, 2019

Cardinal fans wasted no time jumping on social media to voice their frustration with Bryant's comments. Bryant was obviously trying to get some easy laughs from the fan base, who by the way loves to hate the Cardinals, and now Cardinals fans and players are salty? Catcher Yadier Molina on Saturday posted a video frame of Bryant chatting with Dempster and added the caption: "All stars, elite players and leaders of their teams do not speak bad about any city". (more...)
Sharapova suffers shock defeat in Australian Open fourth round
- January 20, 2019

Barty, who played professional cricket before returning to tennis in 2016, tried to take the sting out of the game early on by sending backhand slices to Sharapova. Losing the opening set 6-4, the Australian made a fighting comeback in the second and won four times in a row to win to take the match to the deciding set. (more...)

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