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Rahul likely to replace Dhawan for Centurion Test
- January 11, 2018

But the way Proteas pacers rattled India's batting line-up in both innings (209 and 135) of the first Test, the team need to plan a good strategy if they wish to win the remaining matches. "But we made a decision to go with this combination and current form was definitely the criterion", added Kohli. In fact, it was a dream to think about getting the opposition out below 140. (more...)
India, Pakistan NSAs met, talked terror: MEA India, Pakistan NSAs met, talked terror: MEA
- January 11, 2018

During the NSA level talks, India reiterated Pakistan that terrorism and talks can not go together and raised the issue of cross-border firing, the MEA said. "India and Pakistan had a dialogue process". A senior Pakistan's national security division official had last week said that "the meeting was good and that Doval's tone and tenor was friendly and positive". (more...)
Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018 Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018
- January 11, 2018

The Seahawks will go global again in 2018 as the National Football League announced Thursday morning that Seattle will play the Oakland Raiders on October 14 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium . The official National Football League announcement on its latest International Series matchups is slated to arrive later in the day, McLane noted. Of those teams, Carolina also has not played in London. (more...)
Lamborghini Urus launched in India for Rs 3 crores Lamborghini Urus launched in India for Rs 3 crores
- January 11, 2018

The Urus is so important for Lamborghini that they inaugurated an all-new production plant just for the SUV. Lamborghini Urus weighs 5,112mm X 2,016mm X 1,638mm, with a wheelbase of 3,003mm. Powering the Lamborghini Urus is a 4.0-litre V8 engine that comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The twin-turbo motor delivers 650PS of power and a massive peak torque of 850Nm which is distributed among all the four wheels via a permanent four-wheel-drive with 40:60 front-rear split ratio. (more...)
All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga heading to Europe at end of season All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga heading to Europe at end of season
- January 11, 2018

He used his Instagram page to say it was "one of the hardest decisions he has ever had to make". The 16-Test capped worldwide will link up with his new teammates at the end of the 2018 season, opening the door for Canterbury first-five Richie Mo'unga for further All Blacks honours. (more...)
Soccer star Kazu renews contract before turning 51 Soccer star Kazu renews contract before turning 51
- January 11, 2018

Capped 89 times for his country, the Shizuoka Prefecture native traveled to Brazil as a 15-year-old and began his career in 1986, signing his first professional contract with Santos. One of his team-mates at Palmeiras was Mirandinha, who in 1987 became the first Brazilian to play in English football after joining Newcastle United for £575,000. (more...)
Phil Babb states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City Phil Babb states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City
- January 11, 2018

Lee Johnson's Bristol City have had a season to remember. Liverpool FC are now in fourth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and finish in the top four and secure Champions League qualification for the second season running. (more...)
Barcelona sign defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras Barcelona sign defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras
- January 11, 2018

Mina is said to have already agreed to personal terms with the La Liga giants and is expected to put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract worth €18.5m (£16.4m, $22.3m ). "Born on 23 September 1994 (Guachené, Caucas, Colòmbia), Yerry Mina arrives at FC Barcelona to reinforce the central defensive positions". The defender's contract at the Camp Nou will run until June 2023 and his release clause at the club stands at a reported €100m. (more...)
To avoid upset, Michigan State Basketball needs overtime to outlast Rutgers To avoid upset, Michigan State Basketball needs overtime to outlast Rutgers
- January 11, 2018

Pikiell enters Wednesday night's game at No. 4 Michigan State with a 26-24 overall record at Rutgers , including an 11-6 mark this season. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is the clear favorite, as the Spartans are getting odds of -21 points against Rutgers . (more...)
Former QB Gannon turns down Raiders coaching job Former QB Gannon turns down Raiders coaching job
- January 11, 2018

On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders officially introduced Jon Gruden back to the franchise as the head coach of the team, 17 years after he was shipped off to the Tampa Bay Bucs back in 2001 for draft picks and cash. Gruden and Davis met in Philadelphia on December 24, the day before Gruden called Raiders-Eagles on Monday Night Football for ESPN. They officially announced Gruden as their new head coach January 6. (more...)
Houston Rockets: 3 keys to defeating the Blazers on Wednesday Houston Rockets: 3 keys to defeating the Blazers on Wednesday
- January 11, 2018

Damian Lillard's nine points in the quarter, along with a spark at both ends from Ed Davis, brought the Trail Blazers within nine heading into the fourth. Already up seven points with the clock winding down, Paul drove through the lane and made a layup. Portland could get no closer . Both teams combined to shoot 30 percent in a first quarter that ended with the Rockets leading 25-19, and despite missing their last eight shots in the first half, the Rockets took a 55-45 lead into half time. (more...)
Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss
- January 11, 2018

But the T-Wolves caught fire (10-16 from the floor) in the third quarter while the defense clamped down on the Thunder (28.6 percent shooting). When the final quarter began, Minnesota had an 11-point lead, 76-65. The first three games between the teams were decided by a combined nine-point margin. "I think both teams are probably a lot different today than when we faced all the way back in the beginning of December", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. (more...)
Oilers star Connor McDavid calls for National Hockey League rule change Oilers star Connor McDavid calls for National Hockey League rule change
- January 11, 2018

I think the fans want to see offense and if that's going to hold back offense, it's very frustrating. Nashville challenged the goal and a video review determined that the play was offside. "I thought we came out and got a good start, that's what we were looking for", Smith said. Roman Josi ripped a slapper from the left point that caromed off Talbot, then stuck Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson in the face and plopped down at the goalmouth. (more...)
Ibaka receives one-game ban, DeRozan fined Ibaka receives one-game ban, DeRozan fined
- January 11, 2018

In the end, he racked up 17 points in the second half. Ellington said he considered shooting after catching the inbounds pass from Goran Dragic, but made a decision to drive along the baseline past Toronto's Pascal Siakam before laying the ball in off the glass. (more...)
Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets
- January 11, 2018

In 153 games with the Mets Bruce blasted 37 home runs and knocked in 94 runs establishing himself as a consistent presence in the Mets lineup. The other option is to move Bruce to first base, where he played 12 games past year. While robust for relievers, the free agent market this winter has been shockingly slow for other players. Last season as a member of the Mets and Indians, he set a new career high with 36. (more...)
Blackhawks trade Richard Panik to Coyotes for Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening Blackhawks trade Richard Panik to Coyotes for Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening
- January 11, 2018

But he has scored just 14 goals with 16 assists since the beginning of the 2016-17 season. He then played the next several seasons in Arizona. Panik, 26, had six goals and 10 assists in 37 games for the Blackhawks in 2017-18. "We feel like some of it this year has just been some unluckiness". We still think he's playing a well-rounded game, still think he's doing a lot of good things that he was doing in the past. (more...)
What South Carolina's new five-star told ESPN about Louisville scandal, his role What South Carolina's new five-star told ESPN about Louisville scandal, his role
- January 11, 2018

The basketball recruit linked to the FBI's recent investigation into apparel giant Adidas and several high-profile college programs has found a new home, according to a report. Bowen must be reinstated by the NCAA before he will be allowed to play. Bowen has been working out with former University of Kentucky star Derek Anderson for the last two months but on Wednesday Anderson said that he has not spoken to Bowen "for about a week". (more...)
Harry Hiestand returning to coach Bears offensive line Harry Hiestand returning to coach Bears offensive line
- January 11, 2018

So while hiring his defensive coordinator may be the most important hire, it's good to see Nagy continuing to work to hire the rest of his staff, and starting with Hiestand is a great job. With pieces like Kyle Long and Cody Whitehair, they have some pieces to do that. He is a product of the coaching tree of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after Nagy was promoted to offensive coordinator for Kansas City in 2017. (more...)
Avenir Corp Has Lifted Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Position
- January 11, 2018

The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.175 during the last trading session, reaching $21.275. The stock exchanged hands with 1,323,351 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 1.61M shares. Here we will take a look into some valuation metrics for Pioneer Natural Resources Company NYSE: PXD shares. Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather trashes Conor McGregor for cartel trouble, McGregor fires back Floyd Mayweather trashes Conor McGregor for cartel trouble, McGregor fires back
- January 11, 2018

This isn't the first social media exchange involving the two fighters since their August matchup. In recent weeks, UFC president Dana White claimed his company was holding talks with Mayweather about getting involved with the UFC. McGregor . McGregor, who is not one to let such comments as Mayweather's slide, didn't take long before replying to Mayweather's tweet , saying: I am the cartel . (more...)
Carey Price will represent Canadiens at NHL All-Star Game Carey Price will represent Canadiens at NHL All-Star Game
- January 11, 2018

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk, defenseman Ryan Suter and Head Coach Bruce Boudreau represented the Wild at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles. On Monday, Staal said he hoped to make the All-Star team so his three sons - Parker, 8, Levi, 6, and Finley, 3 - could watch. (more...)
Louis-Based Agent Allegedly Filmed Players Showering In His Home Louis-Based Agent Allegedly Filmed Players Showering In His Home
- January 11, 2018

The player, who wished to remain unnamed, confronted Wood and fired him, the report said. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Wood was sacked by Career Sports Entertainment and suspended by the MLBPA for filming his clients with a hidden camera. (more...)
Warriors' Stephen Curry out vs Clippers after slip during shootaround Warriors' Stephen Curry out vs Clippers after slip during shootaround
- January 10, 2018

He had played in five consecutive games since making his return, averaging 35.2 points while shooting 57 per cent from the field. After spraining his right ankle during shootaround - the same one he injured against the New Orleans Pelicans last month - Stephen Curry will sit out against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. (more...)
Time for Ajinkya Rahane to return? Time for Ajinkya Rahane to return?
- January 10, 2018

We needed to bat better than what we did", Kohli didn't beat around the bush after yet another humiliating defeat outside the sub-continent. Talking to India Today, Ganguly said, "History of Rohit Sharma and history of Shikhar Dhawan in overseas conditions are not very good". (more...)
Texas rallies around guard Andrew Jones after leukemia diagnosis Texas rallies around guard Andrew Jones after leukemia diagnosis
- January 10, 2018

Prior to his wrist injury, Jones was having a spectacular season, averaging 23.9 points, 3.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 52.8 percent. Smart spoke to the media on Tuesday and said Jones would not play Wednesday night against TCU . "We know Andrew's a fighter with a strong family and our thoughts, prayers and support are fully behind them". (more...)
Indian women's squad announced for ODI series against S Indian women's squad announced for ODI series against S
- January 10, 2018

Taniya Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar and Jemimah Rodriguez are the new inductees in what is otherwise a similar squad to the one that reached the final of the Women's World Cup in England a year ago. Taniya Bhatia will travel with the team as the backup wicket-keeper to Sushma Verma who did an excellent job in England past year. The ODI series will be followed by a five-match T20I series , which will begin on February and 13 and end on February 24. (more...)
Sheffield United Complete Loan Signing Of Manchester United Striker James Wilson Sheffield United Complete Loan Signing Of Manchester United Striker James Wilson
- January 10, 2018

It had previously been reported that Sheffield United initially tried to sign Leonard from Southend United in the summer however The Shrimpers successfully managed to fend off the interest from the 2016/2017 Sky Bet League One champions. He joined Wolves from Newport County four years ago and made 67 appearances for the Midlanders. "He is a young worldwide, he fits in with what we're about and is an excellent player who we hope will add further depth and competition to our midfield". (more...)
Calvin Ridley and Da'Ron Payne entering NFL Draft Calvin Ridley and Da'Ron Payne entering NFL Draft
- January 10, 2018

Michel built an impressive resume through his first three years with the Bulldogs, but he saved the best for last. In addition to Ridley, junior defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne , an All-SEC selection who was the defensive MVP of both the national championship and semifinal games, will also enter the draft, a source confirmed to ESPN. (more...)
FA Cup Referee's Report Hands Roberto Firmino Lifeline Over Holgate Racism Accusations FA Cup Referee's Report Hands Roberto Firmino Lifeline Over Holgate Racism Accusations
- January 10, 2018

Holgate might receive some leniency due to the fact that he was only 15 when he posted his own tweets, but the FA tend to take a dim view of these incidents. The Twitter account, @MasonHolgateee, was deleted in the aftermath of Friday's game but it remains unclear why the account's owner made a decision to do so. (more...)
Rec league boots youth team over racist, offensive jerseys Rec league boots youth team over racist, offensive jerseys
- January 10, 2018

A boys basketball team was banned for playing on school property and dismissed from an OH youth league over racist and sexually charged language on their uniforms. "It was so blatant that it had to be fake", Rue said. "You're talking eight, nine layers of people and adults seeing these jerseys and thinking it's just a joke", he said. (more...)

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