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Stefon Diggs: Odell Beckham Will Thrive Under Pat Shurmur Stefon Diggs: Odell Beckham Will Thrive Under Pat Shurmur
- January 20, 2018

The Giants are expected to hire Shurmur as their next head coach, though an agreement can not be reached until he is no longer coaching in the postseason. Take Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs , for example, who says that fellow wide out Odell Beckham Jr. would thrive under the direction of Shurmur. (more...)
El Clasico: Valverde doesn't see Barca as favorites over Real Madrid El Clasico: Valverde doesn't see Barca as favorites over Real Madrid
- January 20, 2018

Aleix Vidal killed the game off in the dying minutes but it wasn't his goal that got everyone talking. And then they score the second, there is the sending off, and the game changes completely. "This is football, we have to accept it". Whichever line-up Zidane selects, they will not be afforded a guard of honour by the visiting Barcelona players. (more...)
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes triumphant return from injury Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes triumphant return from injury
- January 20, 2018

Third seed Garbine Muguruza and 2014 victor Stan Wawrinka both wilted and were knocked out. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic survived a brutal fitness examination to overcome Gael Monfils in intense heat and stagger into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. (more...)
Aly Raisman Condemns Larry Nassar: 'You Will Get What You Deserve Aly Raisman Condemns Larry Nassar: 'You Will Get What You Deserve
- January 20, 2018

One female gymnast after another, including Aly Raisman and others who have won gold Olympic medals, stood at a podium in a MI court room this week and addressed the man charged with sexually abusing them. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas , McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman have said they, too, were victims. The 54-year-old Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts, but prosecutors and civil attorneys have said there are more than 100 victims. (more...)
Google Prematurely Lists Patriots, Vikings As Super Bowl LII Teams Google Prematurely Lists Patriots, Vikings As Super Bowl LII Teams
- January 20, 2018

Now, it's pretty obvious that their marketing department whipped up the different options for the game so they'd be able to immediately post this after the games end Sunday (similar to all those T-Shirts in third world countries that have the Falcons as last years Super Bowl champs), but it's still pretty amusing and gratifying as a Vikings fan as just seeing it made me get a bit teary-eyed. (more...)
Eden Hazard relieved as Chelsea scrape past Norwich in FA Cup replay Eden Hazard relieved as Chelsea scrape past Norwich in FA Cup replay
- January 20, 2018

Pedro received a second yellow card for fouling Wes Hoolahan after already receiving a caution for diving. It means you don't have doubt. "In this case, if it wasn't a penalty, it was right to give a yellow card". Morata missed yet another shot from inside six yards with a weak header before Pedro received a second booking for a risky foul on Wes Hoolihan; justice after that appalling dive in the first half. (more...)
Antonio Conte sends clear message to Chelsea FC fans about Ethan Ampadu Antonio Conte sends clear message to Chelsea FC fans about Ethan Ampadu
- January 20, 2018

Conte felt Jones should have suggested Scott, who as on-field referee has the final say, review the incident on the pitchside monitor. "The person that is watching the game must have a doubt because there is a kick to Willian, and in this case you have to call the referee and tell him there is a doubt, maybe it's not a penalty, but it's better if you go watch the decision", the Italian explained. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Alexander Zverev compares Hyeon Chung to Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2018: Alexander Zverev compares Hyeon Chung to Rafael Nadal
- January 20, 2018

While he won five titles and was one of just four players to beat Roger Federer previous year, he has yet to get beyond the fourth round at a Grand Slam. "Alex Zverev is a really good player". Fabio Fognini reached the last 16 at Melbourne Park for only the second time in his career after a five-set victory over veteran Frenchman Julien Benneteau , winning 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3 in three hours on Hisense Arena. (more...)
Manchester United are confident of catching City says United star Manchester United are confident of catching City says United star
- January 20, 2018

Jones, however, has not given up hope. The visitors were made to pay 13 minutes later, when Martial curled a stunner past Jack Butland with his first touch after receiving a pass from Paul Pogba just outside the box. He said: 'We see Man City are in front of us and they are losing. All three players were criticised at one point or the other of the first season by Mourinho, and the Portuguese was in turn publicly lambasted for the way he handled them - the Special One's answered those ... (more...)
South Africa summons United States diplomat to explain Trump comment South Africa summons United States diplomat to explain Trump comment
- January 20, 2018

This followed the South African government issuing a démarche to acting United States ambassador Jessye Lapenn, summoning her to a meeting at the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) to explain Trump's reported insult. (more...)
Tour Down Under stage four results: Peter Sagan secures the lead Tour Down Under stage four results: Peter Sagan secures the lead
- January 20, 2018

Impey sits on the same overall time as Porte, but leads on a countback after having claimed higher stage finishes earlier in the Tour. The 151.5-kilometre fifth stage from McLaren Vale to the top of Willunga Hill is a constant on the Tour Down Under and often determines the race victor. (more...)
Verdicts may not suit everyone, have to be respected: SC judge Verdicts may not suit everyone, have to be respected: SC judge
- January 20, 2018

The CJI briefly met the other three judges - Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Jospeh in the judges' lounge before starting the court proceedings. If the talks between the senior judges fail then the CJI may have to convene a full court meeting to end the stalemate, one of the people familiar with the matter said. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino denies approach for striker Fernando Llorente Mauricio Pochettino denies approach for striker Fernando Llorente
- January 20, 2018

The Blues were thought to have made an enquiry for the Spurs striker as Antonio Conte continues to hunt for a striker this month. Llorente's sale would also force Pochettino back into the transfer market in search of a suitable back-up for first-choice Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Spurs' current financial restrictions would make that unfavourable. (more...)
Spurs face Raptors' team with just three home losses Spurs face Raptors' team with just three home losses
- January 20, 2018

The Spurs , who have the league's best home record at 19-2, already have a win over the Raptors , 101-97, on October 23 at the AT&;T Center. Despite missing their best player for long stretches this season, the Spurs have a 30-16 record and are now third in the West. (more...)
Reason why Draymond Green missed out on 2018 NBA All-Star starting spot Reason why Draymond Green missed out on 2018 NBA All-Star starting spot
- January 20, 2018

The results habitually prove the players tend to toss away votes for fun. Which players should be selected as reserves in each conference? Gordon Hayward must have really turned some heads in the first four minutes of the season opener since he received two player votes. (more...)
Tim Hardaway comes up huge in fourth as Knicks defeat Jazz Tim Hardaway comes up huge in fourth as Knicks defeat Jazz
- January 20, 2018

The Utah Jazz have reportedly grown amenable to trading Rodney Hood in advance of the trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET on February 8. Gobert had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his first game since December 15 due to a sprained knee, but the second-team All-NBA center looked athletic in his return. (more...)
North Korea's popular girl band preps for Olympics North Korea's popular girl band preps for Olympics
- January 20, 2018

Ken Stone claims that North Korea has committed few, if any, violations of global law. The South is unclear whether the meeting has been permanently canceled or merely postponed. Both sides have been talking peace, however, there have been a few bumps in bilateral talks . Her visit would make her the highest-profile North Korean to visit South Korea since its International Olympic Committee representative, Chang Ung, came last July. (more...)
'We'll See': Injured Brady Won't Say If He's Playing Sunday 'We'll See': Injured Brady Won't Say If He's Playing Sunday
- January 20, 2018

Yes, you have Tom Brady . "He can throw. I have no idea how hard, how far or how accurately". Since Wednesday, when Brady injured his right hand, the club has not made a move to bring another quarterback in. It'll be a great game. The Golden Knights not only seem to be headed to NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa next weekend as the top team in the western conference, they go into this weekend just two points back of the Lightning for No. (more...)
Body of fallen lawman escorted back to SC Body of fallen lawman escorted back to SC
- January 20, 2018

Randy Clinton has returned home from the hospital and is resting. The suspect in the shooting, 47-year-old Christian McCall, was also shot and is recovering in the hospital. His body was brought back to SC from Charlotte in a processional Thursday. Doty had been with the office for 12 years and was a member of the SWAT team. (more...)
Aus Open 2018: Eighth seed Garcia sets up Keys clash Aus Open 2018: Eighth seed Garcia sets up Keys clash
- January 20, 2018

Keys booked her ticket to the second week without dropping a set courtesy of a 6-3 6-4 triumph over world No.104 Ana Bogdan . Keys, who missed last year's Australian Open after undergoing surgery on her injured left wrist, will next play the victor of Saturday's match between Aliaksandra Sasnovich and No. (more...)
Minnesota Vikings: Stingy defense has history on its side Minnesota Vikings: Stingy defense has history on its side
- January 20, 2018

But now that we've talked about all that history, let's talk about the game itself. It was a great game to watch. Filling in for the injured Jason Peters, Vaitai had his bright spots during the regular season , but also had many low points as he allowed five or more quarterback pressures in three straight games - Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams , and the New York Giants. (more...)
Federer into 19th straight Australian Open third round Federer into 19th straight Australian Open third round
- January 20, 2018

Federer coasted through the opening sets under the lights but was dragged into a scrap in the third as the 55th-ranked Struff broke his serve and took the match into a tiebreak on a steamy night. The ageless Swiss marvel, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, thrilled the Rod Laver Arena crowd with a virtuoso performance. But not this time. (more...)
Will Ferrell's bizarre interview of Roger Federer Will Ferrell's bizarre interview of Roger Federer
- January 20, 2018

Defending champion Roger Federer continued his march towards a landmark 20th Grand Slam title by snuffing out the threat of Jan-Lennard Struff at the Australian Open on Thursday. The Romanian will take on Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in the second round after she beat Oceane Dodin 6-3, 7-6 (5). AFTER schooling his rivals on court for years, now Roger Federer is advising his "robotic" peers to present themselves better off court. (more...)
Tom Brady's hand injury is wreaking havoc on National Football League playoff betting Tom Brady's hand injury is wreaking havoc on National Football League playoff betting
- January 20, 2018

For Jacksonville , their running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited in Wednesday practice while safety Tashaun Gipson (foot) missed out completely. Amendola seemed confident in his teammate, however. WR Danny Amendola has 190 yards receiving (95 per game) and TD in past two playoff games. "We get an opportunity to go play in Foxborough for another week, so I'm just honored to be able to do this and especially with this group of guys". (more...)
SunTrust Banks Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
- January 20, 2018

CenterPoint had 30 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of CenterPoint Energy by 0.3% in the second quarter. This number is calculated by dividing a company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by the company's enterprise value. Zacks Investment Research cut CenterPoint Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. (more...)
Chelsea's Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas ruled out of Brighton trip Chelsea's Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas ruled out of Brighton trip
- January 20, 2018

However, they will be without forwards Pedro and Alvaro Morata following their dismissals against Norwich in the FA Cup in midweek. Chelsea now sit fourth in the table after 23 games, 3 points ahead of Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side. (more...)
Adebayor exposes Wenger lie which made him hate Arsenal Adebayor exposes Wenger lie which made him hate Arsenal
- January 20, 2018

The Gunners, who should welcome Henrikh Mkhitaryan to north London as part of the switch that will see Sanchez arrive at Old Trafford, have reportedly agreed a three-and-a-half year deal worth €10m-a-year (£8.8m, $12.3m) with Aubameyang and are apparently close to signing Bordeaux's Malcom for around €45m , though the young Brazilian's future is still uncertain amid apparent interest from Liverpool . (more...)
Christian Coleman breaks 60-metre indoor world record Christian Coleman breaks 60-metre indoor world record
- January 20, 2018

Coleman's previous best was 6.45 seconds at last year's USA collegiate indoor championships. The Georgia native ran eight sub-10-second times in the 100 meters in 2017, including an NCAA-record 9.82-second time before announcing that he was turning professional. (more...)
Top seed Halep endures marathon to reach last 16 Top seed Halep endures marathon to reach last 16
- January 20, 2018

Courageous unseeded American Davis lost a middle toenail on her left foot and had to be treated twice by the physio as she threw everything at Halep in a third set that alone lasted 2hr 22min. "I'm very happy I could stay and win it.it was very nice we could show such good tennis". Elsewhere, Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova beat compatriot Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 to reach round four. (more...)
Olympic Gymnasts Confront Disgraced Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar Olympic Gymnasts Confront Disgraced Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar
- January 20, 2018

Follow along with the court events below or on Twitter . It was Wieber who walked to the podium to start the day, revealing for the first time that she was one of the many young women who was sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar . MSU reportedly continued to let Nassar see patients during a 16-month police probe into sexual assault allegations against him. During these statements, the victims addressed Nassar and also criticized Michigan State and USA Gymnastics. (more...)

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