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Kevin Durant's Desire to Own NBA Team Has 'Intensified' with Warriors Kevin Durant's Desire to Own NBA Team Has 'Intensified' with Warriors
- January 16, 2018

It wants LeBron James back. between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena, James reminded basketball fans and every other NBA player why it's never safe to assume that they are going to make a seemingly wide-open layup - even for someone who goes by the name of Kevin Durant . (more...)
Patriots not bothered by Jalen Ramsey's Super Bowl prediction Patriots not bothered by Jalen Ramsey's Super Bowl prediction
- January 16, 2018

Bortles didn't play great, but the key to Bortles contributing to Jacksonville's success isn't touchdowns and yards, its turnovers. The Patriots have beaten the Jaguars in seven consecutive meetings and hold a 10-1 winning record against them. (more...)
Jalen Ramsey Guarantees Jaguars Will Win Super Bowl Jalen Ramsey Guarantees Jaguars Will Win Super Bowl
- January 16, 2018

All of a sudden, the season that came to a sudden, stunning end on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field short of the AFC Championship Game is destined to be remembered as one during which the Steelers ultimately underachieved. And Marcell Dareus continues to play a bigger role - 44 of 78 snaps compared to 28 for Abry Jones. Nonetheless, I still feel it is an excuse. This is an awesome feeling. (more...)
Martavis Bryant wants to return to Steelers in 2018 Martavis Bryant wants to return to Steelers in 2018
- January 16, 2018

Jaguars' RB Leonard Fournette rushed for 109 yards and three scores while embattled QB Blake Bortles threw for 214 yards and a score of his own. Somehow, he returned to the game for the second half, but he was not almost as effective. A fourth-quarter pass by Roethlisberger resulted in an incompletion. Not only is Brown the best receiver in the league, but when strictly going on the eye test, he is already one of the greatest receivers of all time. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United done for 30 million pounds Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United done for 30 million pounds
- January 16, 2018

But at least Arsene Wenger has assured us that the speculation will end in the next 48 hours as he was asked after today's terrible display at Bournemouth if Arsenal could carry on without Alexis. Arsenal could sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal, although Arsene Wenger is now exploring the possibility of bringing Anthony Martial to the Emirates Stadium instead. (more...)
Man United vs Stoke (English Premier League) Man United vs Stoke (English Premier League)
- January 16, 2018

Stoke , meanwhile, are in real danger of relegation this season as they sit 18th in the table, but have sacked former United striker Mark Hughes in an attempt to arrest an alarming decline. Goalkeeper David de Gea was rested for the game but will most likely be back in net for the game against Stoke. United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the striker is still working his way back from a knee problem while Eric Bailly is also still on the sidelines. (more...)
No problems for Nadal as Venus leads seeds out of Open No problems for Nadal as Venus leads seeds out of Open
- January 16, 2018

Elsewhere, former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark eased past Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in straight sets, avoiding more upsets in the first round of the women's singles competition. The 2009 champion's bid for a second Australian Open title and 17th grand slam win will continue with a step up in class against 52nd-ranked Argentine Leonardo Mayer , who gave him a four-set test in the U.S. (more...)
Chelsea aim to scupper Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez deal with late swoop Chelsea aim to scupper Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez deal with late swoop
- January 16, 2018

Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery above to see how United could set up with Sanchez, according to The Independent . "He's not only a goalscorer, but he makes goals and works hard", Giggs said. "Yes (it's imminent). Don't read too much in it because even I don't know which way it will go". But Wenger was then asked if Alexis had actually refused to play today, but he denied that completely "No, I didn't say that". (more...)
De Gea must stay says Jose
- January 16, 2018

It has been suggested that Manchester United are interested in Sanchez and that the Red Devils could even include playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal to land the Chilean. Mourinho is looking to reduce the 15-point deficit on leaders City at the top of the Premier League, after their enthralling 4-3 defeat at the hands of Liverpool . (more...)
Chelsea's Twitter Account Has Liked A Very Odd Tweet About Antonio Conte
- January 16, 2018

Conte's side now face their FA Cup replay against the Canaries on Wednesday night before travelling to Brighton & Hove Albion in the league next Saturday lunchtime. Even the 68th minute dismissal of Leicester defender Ben Chilwell for two bookings in quick succession couldn't lift lethargic Chelsea , which was outplayed in the first half and couldn't make its numerical advantage count at the end of the second period. (more...)
NFL Divisional Round leaves Patriots as heavy Super Bowl favorites NFL Divisional Round leaves Patriots as heavy Super Bowl favorites
- January 16, 2018

But-and this may sting-it seems neither Jacksonville nor the outside world can get enthused by the Jaguars, even when they're getting pretty good. An Eagles-Patriots game would deflate the state of Minnesota faster than a pin in a balloon, but storylines would abound in a meeting of two major television markets. (more...)
Man Utd tipped to beat City to Sanchez Man Utd tipped to beat City to Sanchez
- January 16, 2018

Manchester United has been strongly linked with Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Reports in the British media say Mkhitaryan could be included by United as a makeweight in a deal to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford. (more...)
Chelsea join Manchester United in chase for Alexis Sanchez Chelsea join Manchester United in chase for Alexis Sanchez
- January 16, 2018

Pep Guardiola held talks on Monday with City hierarchy - Chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak, chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain - and all agreed to decide to end the pursuit of Sanchez, the sources said. But last season did incredible things for us, helped us to win the Europa League being one of the most important players. Mourinho says, "It's the best for him and for us, while the doubt is in the air, to protect him". (more...)
Nadal not satisfied in quick-fire Melbourne Park opener Nadal not satisfied in quick-fire Melbourne Park opener
- January 16, 2018

Men's champion Roger Federer , women's top seed Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka, whose 2014 triumph interrupted six years of Djokovic dominance and who is also returning from an injury layoff, are also in first round action. It's just the same, you know. There are plenty of other contenders, too. Ostapenko, now 20, rocketed up the rankings after her stunning win at the French Open. (more...)
National Football League surprises 99-year-old Vikings fan with Super Bowl tickets National Football League surprises 99-year-old Vikings fan with Super Bowl tickets
- January 16, 2018

In a video shared on Millie's granddaughter Ashley's Instagram account, Millie gets surprised with tickets to Sunday night's playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, leaving Millie absolutely gobsmacked. Now, the Vikings hadn't won a playoff game at home since 2009, so the pressure was on for one of their longest-running supporters to be a much-needed good luck charm. (more...)
Nadal, Kyrgios through at Australian Open Nadal, Kyrgios through at Australian Open
- January 16, 2018

Sloane Stephens , who made a stellar run to the U.S. Open title previous year, agrees the Australian field is still extremely tough without Williams, a 23-time major victor. Starting with the Men's singles then, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov opened his account in the tournament with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 win over Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp ready to sign Philippe Coutinho replacement Jurgen Klopp ready to sign Philippe Coutinho replacement
- January 16, 2018

However, former Arsenal star Merson feels that the Reds have taken a considerable risk by letting the 25-year-old Brazilian leave the club at this stage of the season. Messi however had different thoughts, persuading the player to remain at the club and push for an as good as ever contract. "On Sunday, if there is a free kick from 18 yards or 20 yards and everybody in the stadium is thinking 'ah, Phil!' then....that would be quite, not too cool! It's how it always is with the past - ... (more...)
Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle
- January 16, 2018

Konta had described her opponent as an "incredibly tough player and even tougher competitor" ahead of their first-round match, however, the 26-year-old looked in complete control in the opening exchanges as she broke for an early 2-1 lead. losing each time to the eventual victor. Konta also had 17 winners in the set, to Brengle's three. After the match, in which she struggled at times to cope with Radwanska's unpredictable game, Konta admitted that she needed to "panic less" in matches. (more...)
North and South Korea agree to hold talks on Wednesday North and South Korea agree to hold talks on Wednesday
- January 16, 2018

Choi met North Korean sports officials last month in China on the sidelines of a youth soccer tournament and proposed the North's delegation travel to South Korea via a cruise, sparking concerns such move would violate the U.N. North Korea has now called anew for the cancellation-not postponement-of such military exercises. The South agreed to guarantee safety and convenience for the North's art troupe. (more...)
Alexis's situation is not completely decided: Wenger Alexis's situation is not completely decided: Wenger
- January 16, 2018

Meanwhile, it's understood Mkhitaryan would be willing leave Old Trafford and has been linked with a return to his former club Borussia Dortmund in this window, but that move is likely to prove complicated given his salary demands. Arsenal have now gone four games without a win at the start of a calendar year for the first time since 1995, and remain on 39 points - five behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. (more...)
Manchester United 'increasingly confident' of signing Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal line-up replacement
- January 16, 2018

United, however, are said to be prepared to pay the Gunners £ 25m for Sanchez, and they'll even give the 29-year-old a more financially lucrative contract than the £250,000 a week offer that's on the table from City. "He did not refuse to play". I didn't want to travel with him and then he goes somewhere. Watch Iain Lee talk about what really went down on I'm A Celebrity, the ups and downs of his career, and his challenges with mental health only on Unfiltered with James O'Brien. (more...)
South Korea and North Korea to Hold Talks Monday South Korea and North Korea to Hold Talks Monday
- January 16, 2018

North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member orchestra, the two sides agreed Monday, while discussions continue over fielding a joint women's hockey team. Moranbong, also known as the "Moran Hill Orchestra" play instruments as well as sing.by Hyon Song-wol, one of Kim's exes. Critics say Kim may be trying to divide Seoul and Washington in a bid to weaken worldwide pressure and sanctions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan exit is possible' Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan exit is possible'
- January 16, 2018

We're just looking to the future and the next games. But, at least we've got more of a race than we did this time last week, when we weren't sure if City would ever lose. In between the two first-half goals, Stoke had some moments of hope with injury-plagued Stephen Ireland , starting a league game for the first time in 996 days, coming close twice in quick succession, placing shots wide from no more than 15 yards. (more...)
NFL Playoffs 2018: Spreads & Odds for Divisional Round NFL Playoffs 2018: Spreads & Odds for Divisional Round
- January 16, 2018

If Foles can limit his mistakes and allow Philadelphia's powerful backfield to get on track, the home team could well emerge victorious on Saturday . The Falcons beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-13, taking one step closer toward returning to the Super Bowl for a second straight year. Interesting number considering the Jaguars won 30-9 in Pittsburgh in Week 5 thanks to five interceptions of Ben Roethlisberger , two of which were returned for touchdowns. (more...)
Novak Djokovic calls for pay increase, proposes players' union Novak Djokovic calls for pay increase, proposes players' union
- January 16, 2018

A report from the Daily Mail claims that the 12-time Grand Slam victor, who has won six titles in Melbourne , asked officials from Tennis Australia and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to leave the tournament's annual player meeting on Friday before making the appeal. (more...)
Seahawks to sign Ken Norton Jr as DC Seahawks to sign Ken Norton Jr as DC
- January 16, 2018

The Seattle Seahawks have hired Ken Norton Jr .as their new defensive coordinator. Norton left the franchise to become defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. "He's really done a great job of when we're there with him, he's always preparing us to be coordinators, to be head coaches". This will be his second stint as a defensive coordinator. (more...)
Koreas begin talks on North's performing arts group's Olympic visit Koreas begin talks on North's performing arts group's Olympic visit
- January 16, 2018

The North may have found a way to make a nuclear warhead small enough to put on a missile, but firing one at the South is likely to provoke retaliation in kind, which would end the regime. North Korea designed its own flag after the 1950-1953 Korean War, while the South continues to use the Taegukgi, which was adopted before the war to represent Korea. (more...)
Jose Mourinho refuses to take row with Antonio Conte any further Jose Mourinho refuses to take row with Antonio Conte any further
- January 16, 2018

Despite signing a contract previous year, Conte's days at the Stamford Bridge seem to be numbered with several clubs looking for his services. Mourinho was asked if he had a reply to Conte to which the Manchester United manager replied: "I think when a person insults another you can expect a response". (more...)
Clemson's Christian Wilkins returning to school in 2018 Clemson's Christian Wilkins returning to school in 2018
- January 16, 2018

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney announced Saturday that defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant , linebacker Kendall Joseph and cornerback Mark Fields are all returning to school next season, according to Clemson Sports Information Director Tim Bourret. (more...)
Simone Biles: Larry Nassar's behavior 'completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive' Simone Biles: Larry Nassar's behavior 'completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive'
- January 16, 2018

A Michigan Department of Attorney General spokesperson told CNN that the office expects 88 individuals to give victim impact statements about Nassar's allegedly criminal behavior. "It was mandatory to get "treatment" by Nassar". Biles went on to praise her fellow USA Gymnastics teammates and for coming forward. "We are sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career". (more...)

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