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Shiffrin leads World Cup slalom, closes on 40th career win Shiffrin leads World Cup slalom, closes on 40th career win
- January 09, 2018

Shiffrin set a blistering pace on her first run, clocking at time of 51.44 seconds - nearly 1.50 seconds faster than her nearest rival Frida Hansdotter of Sweden. That feels really good, it's confident, it's flowing. While a night race in Flachau on Tuesday will be the penultimate slalom ahead of the Olympics, Shiffrin will be eager to keep her momentum going in weeks to come. (more...)
Forty-two Russian athletes appeal Olympic bans Forty-two Russian athletes appeal Olympic bans
- January 09, 2018

In a statement, the CAS said they are expecting a final decision for each case to be issued "on or before" January 31, just 10 days prior to the the start of this year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 9. While Mutko's case will not be heard until after next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the athletes' appeals will be fast-tracked. The decision came after the findings of the IOC Disciplinary Committee, which was led by Denis Oswald and was tasked with the reanalysis of ... (more...)
Carolina Panthers shake up offensive coaching staff Carolina Panthers shake up offensive coaching staff
- January 09, 2018

According to the Carolina Panthers, Shula has been with the team for the past seven seasons. Shula, the son of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, has been the offensive coordinator since 2013, spending the two seasons before that as the quarterbacks coach. (more...)
Bears will reportedly have to battle rival Packers for Vic Fangio's services Bears will reportedly have to battle rival Packers for Vic Fangio's services
- January 09, 2018

Well, according to a Tuesday report, the Bears might find themselves in an offseason battle with their chief rivals for Fangio's services. The grace period for the Bears to re-sign Fangio ended late Monday night. In San Francisco, Fangio led defenses that ranked in the top five in yards allowed four straight years (2011-14) and in the top three in scoring three straight years (2011-13). (more...)
Michy Batshuayi: Sevilla plot January loan move for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi: Sevilla plot January loan move for Chelsea forward
- January 09, 2018

But, according to El Desmarque, Sevilla have now set their sights on signing Batshuayi on loan. The Blues, however, are in no hurry to offload the striker as they are not prepared to make the deal until they find a suitable replacement. (more...)
Eric Gordon, Chris Paul lead way as Rockets beat Bulls 116-107 Eric Gordon, Chris Paul lead way as Rockets beat Bulls 116-107
- January 09, 2018

Per usual, the Rockets lived from beyond the arc, knocking down 20-of-54 shots from three-point range in the victory. Harden, who leads the National Basketball Association in scoring at 32.3 points per game, missed his fourth straight game with a grade 2 left hamstring injury. (more...)
Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Larry Nance on the Block Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Larry Nance on the Block
- January 09, 2018

Since the Lakers are not going to be competing for a playoff spot this season, that has made them a very popular choice to be sellers in the next month. Unfortunately, he does have some limitations on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. Randle fell just an assist shy of recording his fourth double-double in the past five games, a stretch in which he's averaged 16.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. (more...)
Johnny Manziel's agent gives Ticats until Jan. 31 to sign his client Johnny Manziel's agent gives Ticats until Jan. 31 to sign his client
- January 09, 2018

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the quarterback has given the Hamilton Tiger-Cats the exclusive rights to negotiate with him until January 31. 31, or "We will turn our focus to several other professional options readily available to us". "We will have no further comment". "So that there will not be any ambiguity in regards to financial expectations, and so the public understands how seriously Johnny is considering this move, I will tell you that we believe "fair deal" means on ... (more...)
Vikings open as 4-point favorites over Saints Vikings open as 4-point favorites over Saints
- January 09, 2018

It's quite possible the victor here could host the NFC Championship Game. So much has changed since then, however. New Orleans' defense also got burned for 470 yards (and 555 the following week), offering little indication it would eventually settle in as one of the league's better units with rookie DBs Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams playing huge roles behind defensive player of the year candidate Cam Jordan. (more...)
Barcelona's Ardan Turan close to joining Turkey's Basaksehir Barcelona's Ardan Turan close to joining Turkey's Basaksehir
- January 09, 2018

Turkish media are reporting that Barcelona will continue to pay half of Turan's salary, although Basaksehir chairman, Goksel Gumusdag, revealed there are still a few issues to iron out. "But we have to respect Barcelona and we have to wait for the necessary procedures to be carried out. We have a couple of steps to go in order to finish the deal". (more...)
USMNT roster: 30 players called into January training camp, including 15 newcomers USMNT roster: 30 players called into January training camp, including 15 newcomers
- January 09, 2018

The most experienced player is LA Galaxy midfielder Gyasi Zardes with 37 global appearances. There is a small mix of experienced players such as Agudelo, Morris and Zardes to help the younger guys transition to the senior team. The only players on the roster not with MLS are goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who left D.C. United to join Denmark's Midtjylland last week, and forward Rubio Rubin, whose contract with Norway's Stabaek expired at the end of the 2017 season. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane voted French Coach of the Year Zinedine Zidane voted French Coach of the Year
- January 09, 2018

Zidane has regularly pointed out that no Madrid coach is really secure long-term in the job, and again said that his aim was to enjoy what he did day-to-day and not look too far into the future. When a player isn't playing well, you have to help him and work things out. The Madrid manager is understood to have monitored the situation of the Blues shot stopper but remains adamant that his side are not looking to sign a new goalkeeper anytime soon. (more...)
Luke Walton handles LaVar Ball jab perfectly with press conference joke Luke Walton handles LaVar Ball jab perfectly with press conference joke
- January 09, 2018

He told reporters at shootaround , "I know they have my back". The Lakers did not immediately make available general manager Rob Pelinka, who attended their Sunday morning shootaround at Staples Center. " ESPN is an National Basketball Association partner, and they've been a great one". The Lakers are, statistically and intangibly, a better team with Ball in the lineup. (more...)
FA to use 'Rooney Rule' to decide on Gareth Southgate successor FA to use 'Rooney Rule' to decide on Gareth Southgate successor
- January 09, 2018

The Rooney Rule is an National Football League policy introduced in 2003 which requires teams to interview at least one ethnic minority candidate for head coaching positions. The FA will use the "Rooney Rule" to decide on the next England manager when current boss Gareth Southgate leaves the post. The Football Association's chief executive Martin Glenn revealed the body would adopt its own version of the so-called Rooney Rule for candidates being interviewed for future roles within the ... (more...)
Isaiah Thomas talks friendship and pick up games with Jamal Crawford Isaiah Thomas talks friendship and pick up games with Jamal Crawford
- January 09, 2018

Just how bad was the Thomas foul on Wiggins? As Wiggins was driving to the hoop, Thomas stuck his arm out and clotheslined him, dropping Wiggins to the floor. The elder Thomas stated that he felt the two players would move on from the foul. This was just Thomas's third game back after recovering from the torn hip labrum he suffered last season. (more...)
Sergio Aguero scores twice as Man City survive Burnley scare Sergio Aguero scores twice as Man City survive Burnley scare
- January 09, 2018

He said: "We think about this every single day and every training session - we can win everything, and that's why we are here". The manager told me I had to be ready. He made his debut on Saturday and played the full 90 minutes as Huddersfield won at Bolton in the FA Cup . He added: "You both fight, you both want to win, you both want your teams to win, that's just how it should be". (more...)
Defiant Zidane insists 'it hasn't all gone to s***' at Real Madrid Defiant Zidane insists 'it hasn't all gone to s***' at Real Madrid
- January 09, 2018

The Frenchman said that he knew he has to work hard to create his legacy as a manager in the Spanish capital. "There is nothing else to do but that". The Celta draw has led to further calls among supporters for Madrid to sign reinforcements in the transfer window, but Zidane remains insistent he does not want any new players this month. (more...)
Mohamed Salah and Alberto Moreno fitness update Mohamed Salah and Alberto Moreno fitness update
- January 09, 2018

Jurgen Klopp was forced to field a makeshift forward line at Turf Moor, with Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flanking Dominic Solanke . Liverpool play high-flying Manchester City this weekend, in a matchup that sees two of the Premier League's hottest teams face off. (more...)
Leicester City to Offload Nigerian Forward, Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City to Offload Nigerian Forward, Kelechi Iheanacho
- January 09, 2018

However, he has made just two Premier League starts this campaign. Per the source, Leicester are beginning to accept they make a mistake signing the striker from Manchester City over the summer. "We are in a transfer month and I expect these players who are not playing regularly, especially Musa and Iheanacho, to get another club in the same league or elsewhere", Rohr said, making his thoughts very clear regarding his selection process. (more...)
Arsene Wenger confirms huge injury blow, eight players could miss Chelsea game Arsene Wenger confirms huge injury blow, eight players could miss Chelsea game
- January 09, 2018

The Blues could only manage a goalless draw with Norwich City in FA Cup this weekend, and they are now without a win in last two games. As far as Wenger's team news is concerned, we can expect the French boss to make no fewer than nine changes in the team that started the FA Cup fixture on Sunday. (more...)
Leverkusen star Bailey dreams of Premier League move Leverkusen star Bailey dreams of Premier League move
- January 09, 2018

Asked if had his sights set on a transfer, Bailey told Bild: "Of course I have a dream club, but I will not tell". The Premier League trio are all keen on the Bayer Leverkusen wing sensation and have had him watched this season. The competition for his signature is expected to be fierce next summer when Manchester United and Arsenal are expected to join the race and Bailey admits that playing in England has always been his dream. (more...)
Sinn Féin MP apologises over 'Kingsmill' tweet Sinn Féin MP apologises over 'Kingsmill' tweet
- January 09, 2018

In response SF MLA John O'Dowd said: "Michelle O'Neill met with Barry McElduff and made it clear to Barry that his tweet was ill-judged, indefensible and caused hurt and pain to the victims of Kingsmill". The 10 workmen were shot dead on 5 January 1976 after the gunmen stopped their van and asked which among them was a Catholic, and instructed that man to leave the scene. (more...)
Protestors Project Protestors Project "F-k Trump" On Stadium At College Football National Championship
- January 09, 2018

The problematic roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is leaking in at least one spot. Asked last week if he was concerned about potential roof leaks in the event of rain, College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said: "We have been told the roof is in great shape, and we're not anxious one bit about that". (more...)
Doping Violation: Yusuf Pathan suspended till Jan 14, 2018 Doping Violation: Yusuf Pathan suspended till Jan 14, 2018
- January 09, 2018

On the decision to back-date the suspension, the release said: "Under BCCI ADR [anti-doping rules] Article 10.10.3, Mr Pathan is entitled to the full credit against that period of ineligibility for the provisional suspension that he has been serving since 28 October, 2017". (more...)
Coutinho presented as new Barcelona player Coutinho presented as new Barcelona player
- January 09, 2018

Klopp also hailed Coutinho's "professionalism" after being denied the transfer to Spain and thanked him for his five years of service to the Premier League club. Ernesto Valverde's side have a six-point lead at the top of the standings with a game in hand against Levante on Sunday. Coutinho doesn't appear on the front cover along with Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and boss Jurgen Klopp. (more...)
Only Messi and Neymar more expensive than Kane Only Messi and Neymar more expensive than Kane
- January 09, 2018

The world's most expensive player Neymar tops the list, with his former teammate and Barca legend Lionel Messi not far behind him in second place. No Irish player makes the top 100, though Denmark, who crushed Martin O'Neiill's men's World Cup dreams with an emphatic play-off victory in November, boast two: Christian Eriksen (€98.4m) and Andreas Christensen (€50.2m). (more...)
President Trump Caught Flubbing the National Anthem On-Camera at NCAA Title Game
- January 09, 2018

While The Zac Brown Band and a choir performed the anthem , Trump was on the field with the USA flag and members of the military. Footage showed Trump mouthing the wrong words as a choir of four harmonised, "at the twilight's last gleaming", and during other segments of The Star-Spangled Banner . (more...)
Alabama OL Bradley Bozeman proposes to girlfriend after winning national championship Alabama OL Bradley Bozeman proposes to girlfriend after winning national championship
- January 09, 2018

Appearing shocked, Hegstetter covered her mouth, teared up and nodded before Bozeman placed the ring on her finger. The pair had discussed getting married - they had done some preliminary ring shopping - but Hegstetter didn't think a proposal was coming anytime soon. (more...)
RB Leipzig 'to resist January move from Liverpool for Naby Keita' RB Leipzig 'to resist January move from Liverpool for Naby Keita'
- January 09, 2018

LIVERPOOL are ready to pay extra to bring Naby Keita to Anfield this month, according to reports. The Guinean has received three red cards since agreeing a move with Liverpool in the summer, including two for Leipzig in the space of 39 days - one in the league and one in the cup. (more...)
Georges-Kévin N'Koudou to join Burnley in the coming hours Georges-Kévin N'Koudou to join Burnley in the coming hours
- January 09, 2018

The BBC report that the 22-year-old will spend the rest of the season at Tottenham's Premier League rivals - now in seventh place, just two spots behind Spurs. Nkoudou joined Spurs from Ligue 1 club Marseille on a five-year deal in summer 2016 but he is yet to start a league game. Nkoudou's exit will allow Spurs to register Erik Lamela in the Champions League squad for the knockout stages in February, after he previously missed the group stage with the club maxing their quota of foreign ... (more...)