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Phil's fighting talk over United title bid Phil's fighting talk over United title bid
- January 18, 2018

The Argentina defender has been in excellent form this season, missing just one of the Blues' 23 Premier League games so far. Jones does not believe the gap to be insurmountable, pointing to the City side that surged from eight points adrift of United with six games remaining to win the title on a dramatic final day under Roberto Mancini in 2011-12. (more...)
Blues interested in Bayern Munich left back Blues interested in Bayern Munich left back
- January 18, 2018

The Spaniard has found playing time hard to come by in recent months, having made just two Bundesliga appearances all season. Cuco Martina has filled the void left by Baines, but numerous suspect performances coupled alongside the fact Brendan Galloway is warming the bench at Sunderland and Luke Garbutt isn't registered to play has forced the Blues to act in this window. (more...)
Sharapova too hot for Sevastova, reaches third round Sharapova too hot for Sevastova, reaches third round
- January 18, 2018

However, the 2014 Australian Open champion fought back in typically determined fashion. Djokovic was playing his first match since he retired during his Wimbledon quarter-final. The fifth-seeded Austrian player improved his five-set record at Grand Slams to 3-3 with the win. Is it possible that they can both be the last players standing, 10 years later? Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2). (more...)
Man City defensive leader Otamendi signs through 2021-22 Man City defensive leader Otamendi signs through 2021-22
- January 18, 2018

Liverpool's relentless, energetic high pressing and sharp and decisive finishing exposed weaknesses in City's defence but it would be a major surprise if Newcastle were to even attempt to replicate such an approach, let alone upset Guardiola's men. (more...)
Rory Mcllroy's patience tested as he returns with 3-under 69 Rory Mcllroy's patience tested as he returns with 3-under 69
- January 18, 2018

There was not a single shot dropped. Tommy Fleetwood and Hideto Tanihara rose to the top of the leaderboard Thursday, firing matching 6-under 66s. Fleetwood, last year's Race to Dubai victor, took up where he'd left off 12 months ago by hitting 18 greens in regulation in firing a six-under-par 66. (more...)
KeVaughn Allen's season-high 26 points lead Gators past Arkansas 88-73 KeVaughn Allen's season-high 26 points lead Gators past Arkansas 88-73
- January 18, 2018

Florida's Kevaughn Allen led his team to a win with a team-high 28 points. "I'm so happy for him", White said. "Wow, did he play a great game". He needed it and we needed it. The normally high-scoring Macon only hit 2 of 7 for eight points but more than made up for it dealing eight assists, sharing Gafford's team rebounding honors with six and "played some of his better defense down the stretch", Anderson said. (more...)
PSG highlights: Neymar scores four goals in an absolutely stunning performance PSG highlights: Neymar scores four goals in an absolutely stunning performance
- January 18, 2018

His goal brought him levels with club top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 156 goals across competitions. Neymar also had two assists in the victory. However, club captain Thiago Silva does not think his fellow countryman was angered by the booing. " I can guarantee that there is no release clause in Neymar's contract, and neither are there any clauses concerning objectives or finishing the season as top scorer ", Motta told the Brazilian broadcaster. (more...)
Norwich midfielder Lewis preaches positivity ahead of Chelsea clash
- January 18, 2018

Former England captain Alan Shearer, working as a pundit for the BBC, criticised the decision of match referee Graham Scott not to consult VAR Mike Jones over Timm Klose's challenge on Willian early in the first period of extra time. We need to be ready for Brighton on Saturday and the Premier League '. But Jamal Lewis headed in Klose's cross in the fourth minute of stoppage time for 1-1 and to force extra time. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Leander Paes, Purav Raja win in the opening round Australian Open 2018: Leander Paes, Purav Raja win in the opening round
- January 18, 2018

The Indians will be up against J. Murray of Britain and Brazil's B. Soares in the second round. Murray and Soares had beaten the American pair of D. Sousa and Mayer defeated James Cerretani of the United States and his British partner Ken Skupski 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 in the opening roung. Left-handed Divij, who had a great 2017 season, and American Rajeev Ram, seeded 16th, edged out Marius Copil of Romania and Serbia's Viktor Troicki 7-6 (5) 6-4 in their opening round. (more...)
Jalen Rose Calls Paul Pierce 'Petty' Over Isaiah Thomas Tribute Jalen Rose Calls Paul Pierce 'Petty' Over Isaiah Thomas Tribute
- January 18, 2018

In short, The Truth told Celtics GM Danny Ainge that the only video packages shown on February 11th should be in celebration of #34. "Celebrating Isaiah Thomas could be one of them". Next, I've got to say a word for you. "It ain't only your birthday, a lot of people's birthdays happen that time", Rose said. Earlier in the day, before Thomas' tweet, Pierce explained why he objected to plans to honor Thomas on February 11. (more...)
Ailing Chris Paul sidelined in Christmas night loss to Thunder Ailing Chris Paul sidelined in Christmas night loss to Thunder
- January 18, 2018

The Rockets began intentionally fouling the Oklahoma City Thunder's defensive stopper with just under five minutes to go, sending one of the league's worst free-throw shooters to the line just as they did during last year's, first-round playoff series between the two squads. (more...)
White House doctor has 'no concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability after exam White House doctor has 'no concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability after exam
- January 18, 2018

The physician spent roughly an hour answering reporters' questions about Trump's exam, many of which focused on his mental state. Senators David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who both attended the meeting, originally claimed they couldn't recall what the president said, but later issued statements saying Trump never made the alleged comments. (more...)
RCPD confirms death of Bill Snyder's grandson RCPD confirms death of Bill Snyder's grandson
- January 18, 2018

Kansas State players and local media showed their support for Sean and Bill Snyder following the news of the death of Sean's son Matthew Snyder. Please provide your thoughts and prayers for the Snyder family. My heart breaks for Sean and his family. Just after 9a.m. Thursday Police confirmed Matthew Snyder's death. Kansas State has yet to issue an official statement on the matter. (more...)
GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick at Daytona and Indy 500 GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick at Daytona and Indy 500
- January 18, 2018

GoDaddy has signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick for the two showcase races, starting next month in Daytona. They were just such an incredible company and such a big part of my career. She has yet to secure a ride for either race but that was slowed by the lack of sponsorship until Thursday's announcement. She released a health and fitness book, Pretty Intense , last month that coincided with myriad national television appearances including guest spots on Good Morning America and The Chew . (more...)
Kevin Durant's startup signs a deal with YouTube
- January 18, 2018

He seems to be joining a very long list of National Basketball Association players (Magic, MJ, LeBron, Kobe, Carmelo, etc.) who hope to be business moguls long after their playing careers. But Durant, who continues to thrive despite the amount of superstar power, has a bigger vision than going down as an all-time great. "But you can still affect the NBA and the game of basketball in a different way". (more...)
Australian Open: Struggling Wawrinka knocked out by Sandgren Australian Open: Struggling Wawrinka knocked out by Sandgren
- January 18, 2018

Bothered by knee problems, he played only 2 more matches by the end of the season, losing in the first round at Queen's and Wimbledon before he had to undergo a surgery in August. Some pain, but it was victory painThe scar on Wawrinka's knee was a little jarring. "It depends the way I'm moving, how I push on it", he said. In general, it's going the right direction. (more...)
Carl Frampton next fight revealed
- January 18, 2018

And his advisors have taken something of a risk, perhaps calculated, by pitting their man against Donaire. "Asking for a friend", said Donaire, tagging Frampton into the bargain. It could be yet another exciting year for boxing . Therefore he is unlikely to be fazed by the prospect of coming up against a hostile Belfast crowd. (more...)
Chelsea turn to Roma striker Edin Dzeko Chelsea turn to Roma striker Edin Dzeko
- January 18, 2018

The Blues boss is desperate to bring in more firepower during the January transfer window to help ease the burden on miss-firing striker Alvaro Morata during the second half of the campaign. Marcos Alonso remains Chelsea's only real option at left-back with Conte keen to strengthen that position. However, Premium Sport claim they could turn their attention to Dzeko. (more...)
Vikings' Stefon Diggs, Case Keenum trying to put the 'Miracle' behind them Vikings' Stefon Diggs, Case Keenum trying to put the 'Miracle' behind them
- January 18, 2018

Latavius Murray filled in for Cook, finishing the season with 842 yards at 3.9 yards per carry and eight touchdowns. Our models project Murray for 53.2 rushing yards, 0.5 rushing touchdowns and 9.8 receiving yards against the Eagles on Sunday. (more...)
Wenger anxious about ´lacklustre´ Arsenal Wenger anxious about ´lacklustre´ Arsenal
- January 18, 2018

Missing from the squad altogether is forward Alexis Sanchez , who did not traveled with Arsenal for the game. "If players like Sanchez go we have of course to respond. Josh King and Junior Stanislas, who have been battling with hamstring pro both failed to pass late fitness tests and will not feature for Bournemouth . (more...)
Highlights: Australian Open day two Highlights: Australian Open day two
- January 18, 2018

With temperatures down a few degrees from the torrid 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) earlier in the day, Halep helped gain some revenge from the last - and only - time the pair met in a Grand Slam tournament. "Of course this is one of the biggest players I beat". Sharapova is playing here for the first time since serving a 15-month doping ban for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open . (more...)
Bordeaux: Arsenal will have a Bordeaux: Arsenal will have a "hard time" signing Malcom
- January 18, 2018

Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal were "lacklustre" in attack in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Bournemouth , and lamented "very surprising mistakes" on the goals conceded. Mesut Ozil was also missing for the Gunners after being ruled out with a swollen knee but Jack Wilshere started despite having limped out of the midweek League Cup draw at Chelsea with an ankle injury. (more...)
Boynton Beach commissioner calls for Brightline service to stop after 2nd death Boynton Beach commissioner calls for Brightline service to stop after 2nd death
- January 18, 2018

Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, wrote to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Tuesday requesting that the Department of Transportation investigate the Brightline accidents. "People feel that they can beat the train and apparently they can't", she told Sun Sentinel news partner. They're not like the old freight train that chug, chug, chug. (more...)
Wenger wants Sanchez to stay longer at Arsenal Wenger wants Sanchez to stay longer at Arsenal
- January 18, 2018

Arsenal fans probably don't need anything else to depress them at the moment, but with apologies, here's another one: Their team last won a Premier League game in which Alexis Sanchez didn't feature back in January 2016. For at least a decade now the club have been regressing. "I feel overall physically it was a tough game for us", said Wenger. Their places are taken by Ake, Gosling and Fraser. (more...)
Malcom to Arsenal: Bordeaux president deals Arsene Wenger transfer blow Malcom to Arsenal: Bordeaux president deals Arsene Wenger transfer blow
- January 18, 2018

However, Bordeaux boss Gourvennec has claimed that Arsenal aren't the only club in the running to sign the player and hinted that Liverpool could be ready to hijack any deal to sign Malcom . "He's asking himself what's the best thing for him, for his future". "Faced with this lack of maturity, solidarity and respect towards the club and all its components, Bordeaux will summon the three players mentioned to a disciplinary hearing as soon as possible". (more...)
Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral involved in auto crash with wild boar Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral involved in auto crash with wild boar
- January 18, 2018

Marcelino was taken to a nearby hospital for observation and tests and was soon after given a clean bill of health . The former Sevilla manager has been given the all clear after being admitted to hospital following the accident which took place on a stretch of motorway between Logrono and Bilbao. (more...)
49ers notes: Rookies shine - and score - in victory over Jaguars 49ers notes: Rookies shine - and score - in victory over Jaguars
- January 18, 2018

SEAHAWKS 21, COWBOYS 12: Justin Coleman put Seattle in front for good with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown and the Seahawks (9-6) won a playoff elimination game against Dallas (8-7) at Arlington, Texas. This was the first time the 49ers scored a touchdown on their opening drive all season. Garoppolo threw sidearm just before Jacksonville cornerback Aaron Colvin got to him. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week Rob Gronkowski wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week
- January 18, 2018

With a chance to go to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, coach Sean McDermott also wants the Gronkowski-White snafu to be dropped. It was childish. He has been on the field for nearly every defensive snap this season, he leads all rookies with 18 passes defensed, and he's the only defensive back in the league with that many passes defensed, plus four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte calls for VAR improvement Chelsea boss Conte calls for VAR improvement
- January 18, 2018

That is football. If it wasn't for VAR tonight, we'd be talking about it maybe being a penalty. For me, this is not the right solution if the referee doesn't refer a doubtful decision. Norwich were looking composed on the ball before being dealt a sucker punch 10 minutes into the second half when Kenedy got in behind and squared for Batshuayi, giving the striker a simple finish into the roof of the net for his first goal in three months. (more...)
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Reveals Reasons Behind Alexandre Lacazette's Uninspiring Form Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Reveals Reasons Behind Alexandre Lacazette's Uninspiring Form
- January 18, 2018

Wenger, who completes a three-match touchline ban at Bournemouth, feels the trip to the south coast is crucial as he returns to the league following a disappointing FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest last Sunday and a goalless draw at Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday. (more...)

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