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IOC: More Initiatives Coming to Promote Korean Unity IOC: More Initiatives Coming to Promote Korean Unity
- January 20, 2018

The 22 athletes will compete in three sports and a total of five disciplines, including figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing, in addition to hockey. An advance inspection team for the art troupe will travel from North Korea on Sunday, the ministry said Saturday. Denuclearization, the sticking point that has kept the USA and South Korea from seriously negotiating with Pyongyang, was brought up in the original talks, but North Korea expressed ... (more...)
South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team for Winter Olympics South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team for Winter Olympics
- January 20, 2018

The IOC has said it wants to be "as flexible as possible" in maximising North Korean participation at the 2018 Games and has opened the door to some of the country's speed-skaters and skiers competing. At the opening ceremony, the joint delegation "will be led into the Olympic stadium by the Korean unification flag" carried together by athlete from each country, the IOC said. (more...)
Players wilt in 'dangerous' Australian Open heat
- January 20, 2018

But they were not deemed extreme enough for the tournament to implement its policy, which can see matches on open courts postponed and those on the show courts played with the roof closed. "Throughout the site we have ice misters, there's plenty of water". "But we know it's like this in Australia - the next day it can be freezing". Briton Johanna Konta , ranked 10th in the world, crashed out to world number 123 Bernarda Pera in the second round, with the American winning 6-4 7-5 defeat. (more...)
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
- January 20, 2018

The home side got off to an explosive start against Crystal Palace with Nacho Monreal heading home after just six minutes from a corner. After their encouraging goalless draw against league leaders, Manchester City, Roy Hodgson's troops have won back to back league games , against Southampton and Burnley and thus, they are certainly a side against whom Wenger can not afford to be complacent. (more...)
Boxing helped me reach my potential- Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua Boxing helped me reach my potential- Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua
- January 20, 2018

With anticipation building for a clash between Fury and Joshua, fans will be excited to hear that the IBF, WBA and IBO world champion is 10/1 to fight Fury by the end of this year and 2/1 to face him in 2019. It was announced on Sunday that Joshua and Parker would put their titles on the line at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on March 31 in a world heavyweight title unification bout. (more...)
Air Force Academy Cancels All Sporting Events Amid Government Shutdown Air Force Academy Cancels All Sporting Events Amid Government Shutdown
- January 20, 2018

Until a solution can be reached by the American government, all Air Force home and away games have been cancelled. The Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation began operation in 2013 and the Army West Point Athletic Association began in 2017. (more...)
GRAPHIC IMAGES: James McCarthy injured in horrific clash with Salomon Rondon GRAPHIC IMAGES: James McCarthy injured in horrific clash with Salomon Rondon
- January 20, 2018

The injury occurred after McCarthy went in for a tackle and was caught by West Brom's Salomon Rondon . Walcott himself came close to grabbing a dramatic late victor, but West Brom held on for a valuable away point ahead of daunting trips to Liverpool in the FA Cup and Manchester City in the league. (more...)
Rampant Arsenal put four past Palace to end winless run Rampant Arsenal put four past Palace to end winless run
- January 20, 2018

Four minutes later it was 2-0 as a loose clearance was picked up by Monreal and his ball in from the left was converted from close range by the arriving Alex Iwobi . To Palace's credit, they improved as the first half progressed but aside from a weak effort from Bakary Sako and a deflected strike from Wilfried Zaha which was tipped wide by Petr Cech , the visitors did not look like troubling the scorers. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Swansea v Liverpool FC Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Swansea v Liverpool FC
- January 20, 2018

His main position is the attacking midfielder, and he possesses excellent technique, combined with notable passing and crossing abilities. "First of all we have to use the high quality players we have". Liverpool face Swansea City on Monday night in south Wales and are riding a wave following their 4-3 victory over Manchester City which ended the unbeaten streak of Pep Guardiola's side. (more...)
Adebayor 'hates' Arsenal after 'fake' Wenger forced him out Adebayor 'hates' Arsenal after 'fake' Wenger forced him out
- January 20, 2018

The Gunners will be without the services of the departed Theo Walcott ( Everton ), Francis Coquelin (Valencia) and Alexis Sanchez (Man United?). "Anyway, the "actual football" has not been going too well for Arsenal , so perhaps it's as well not to dwell on that". (more...)
Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United decision driven by money - Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United decision driven by money - Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp
- January 20, 2018

He added: "Sometimes that's what people say when you've got a great player", Coquelin continued. "At the end the players when they have contenders, decide where they are going to play, even their managers decide where they are going to play, so good luck". (more...)
No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles
- January 20, 2018

Mike Felger of WBZ in Boston reported that Brady needed four stitches to close the cut, and Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston reported that Brady's right thumb was bent back severely when a running back ran into Brady on Wednesday. We have to be prepared. Every team in the league deals with the same thing. "It's going to be tough". 'We're going to get ready for Jacksonville . (more...)
Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton
- January 20, 2018

The Seagulls haven't been in vintage form themselves either. The Dutchman scored nine goals in 15 league games for PSV Eindhoven this season and once he becomes accustomed to Chris Hughton's system, Brighton could see their goal return increase. (more...)
California AG Says He Will 'Prosecute' Employers Who Break Sanctuary City Laws California AG Says He Will 'Prosecute' Employers Who Break Sanctuary City Laws
- January 20, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday warned employers in the state that they will face legal consequences if they voluntarily provide information on their employees' immigration statuses to federal authorities. "We will prosecute those who violate the law", he said at a news conference. Beccera said the report of raids in northern California workplaces are only "rumors", as they were are not aware of impending raids. (more...)
Pellegrino: Southampton did everything to bring back Arsenal winger Walcott Pellegrino: Southampton did everything to bring back Arsenal winger Walcott
- January 20, 2018

On Promes, Pellegrino continued: "He's an important player, an global". "But I will not talk about someone else who is not here". We have got in our club is the concern to try and bring a couple of targets... "If we are in this situation now, and no one new is here, it is because we are pushing to try to bring in good players and good players are hard to bring in". (more...)
The Lakers made history with the worst stat imaginable, and still won The Lakers made history with the worst stat imaginable, and still won
- January 20, 2018

That was the challenge all day to the guys. The Pacers shot just 38 percent from the floor and were abysmal 2-of-25 from three (eight percent). LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were missing three injured starters and made two free throws all night. (more...)
Predicted Blues XI for Premier League match v Brighton Predicted Blues XI for Premier League match v Brighton
- January 20, 2018

Ross Barkley is in line to make his Chelsea debut from the substitutes' bench against Brighton on Saturday, head coach Antonio Conte has confirmed. However, he has suffered an injury to his cruciate ligament and had to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell will miss out with an ankle injury. (more...)
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova sets up 3rd round tie against Angelique Kerber Australian Open: Maria Sharapova sets up 3rd round tie against Angelique Kerber
- January 20, 2018

Considered one of the contenders for the title after Serena Williams opted against defending her Australian title, Muguruza had a troubled preparation including a retirement at the Brisbane International and a withdrawal ahead the quarterfinals in Sydney because of a right thigh injury. (more...)
Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang
- January 20, 2018

Zorc said the following in a statement to German media outlets, transcript via Kicker . What can Arsenal offer him that we can't already offer or better?! Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle has said that the protracted saga over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal has left fellow Dortmund players shaking their heads in disbelief. (more...)
Burnley vs Manchester United
- January 20, 2018

They haven't won since a 1-0 home victory against Stoke on December 12, and have picked up only three point in six matches since then. Burnley are also riding a two-game losing streak following their defeats against Liverpool and Crystal Palace . (more...)
Las Vegas shooter's online searches included venues in Los Angeles, Boston Las Vegas shooter's online searches included venues in Los Angeles, Boston
- January 20, 2018

Unlike numerous other mass killers who have attacked churches, nightclubs, workplaces, schools and other public spaces across the country - and in many places left racist screeds or videotaped rants - Paddock apparently left no explanation for his attack. (more...)
Sergey Sirotkin requests 35 as permanent F1 race number Sergey Sirotkin requests 35 as permanent F1 race number
- January 20, 2018

Having become the youngest-ever F1 rookie podium finisher with third place at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the youngest-ever front row starter which came at last year's Italian Grand Prix, Stroll is keen to build on his flashes of success with stronger consistency for the upcoming campaign. (more...)
Sharapova stays cool on hot day Sharapova stays cool on hot day
- January 20, 2018

Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday Thursday by setting up a mouth-watering clash between the only two former Australian Open champions left in the draw. "It's just the beginning of the year, but I'm feeling the tennis again", she said. Sharapova certainly seems to be enjoying returning to Australia for the first time since her failed doping test two years ago. (more...)
Report claims West Ham owners reluctant to pay Joao Mario loan fee Report claims West Ham owners reluctant to pay Joao Mario loan fee
- January 20, 2018

Hernandez moved to the capital in a £16m deal last July as ex-boss Slaven Bilic looked to add goals to his first-team squad, but since David Moyes' appointment, the former Manchester United marksman has hardly had a look in. Besiktas sold Tosun to Everton for around £27m earlier in January and need a new goalscorer to help them continue their fight to retain their league crown. (more...)
Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
- January 20, 2018

Pinnacle Holdings Llc who had been investing in Citizens Community Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.78 million market cap company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating , nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis takes subtle jab at fans, media for All-Star starter snub Kristaps Porzingis takes subtle jab at fans, media for All-Star starter snub
- January 20, 2018

When asked how he felt about the fans snubbing him, a clearly embittered Porzingis delivered a succinct response. On Thursday, the league announced Embiid, the Cleveland Cavaliers ' LeBron James and the Milwaukee Bucks ' Giannis Antetokounmpo as the three frontcourt starters from the Eastern Conference. (more...)
Player decision a Rangers transfer boost, Ibrox move 'expected' Player decision a Rangers transfer boost, Ibrox move 'expected'
- January 20, 2018

Murty also revealed his delight at the way his first transfer window as manager is going, and outlined how the club are going about their business under the guidance of director of football Mark Allen. Jamie Murphy also had to be signed on loan from Brighton this month after talks on a permanent deal broke down. Rangers manager Graeme Murty has confirmed he spoke to Steven Naismith about his return to Scottish football but decided against making an offer for the Norwich City attacking ... (more...)
Barcelona issue statement denying secret plot to sign Griezmann in summer Barcelona issue statement denying secret plot to sign Griezmann in summer
- January 20, 2018

United are understood to be ready to pull the plug on their interest in the France global forward given the impending signing of Alexis Sanchez , with Jose Mourinho admitting on Friday he is likely to sign only two players in the summer. (more...)
UFC Orlando Features Jeremy Stephens vs. Josh Emmett in Main Event UFC Orlando Features Jeremy Stephens vs. Josh Emmett in Main Event
- January 20, 2018

Emmett is now 4-1 in the UFC and with an overall 13-1 record he's climbed up as high as No.4 in the division, giving him a real chance to put himself into title contention in 2018. Since then, Stephens has been awarded a Fight of the Night bonus four times, and is 7-5 at featherweight. Aside from the Stephens-Emmett main event, Jessica Andrade will battle Tecia Torres in an apparent number-one contender bout at strawweight, Mike Perry will return against Max Griffin, and Renan Barao will take ... (more...)
Federer cruises, big names advance in Australia Federer cruises, big names advance in Australia
- January 20, 2018

He will now take on French veteran Richard Gasquet on Saturday. All jokes aside, Ferrell said he's a big tennis fan and was invited by an Australian friend to come watch the tournament for a couple days this year. "I only had surgery five months ago", said Wawrinka, who still has a visible scar running down his left knee and hadn't played since Wimbledon. American Madison Keys, a U.S. (more...)

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