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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson BLASTS Jumanji critic - 'Go F*** yourself' Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson BLASTS Jumanji critic - 'Go F*** yourself'
- January 26, 2018

Though it strays far from the original 1995 film starring Robin Williams , it's just about the most harmless movie around. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle features Johnson alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan as four video game avatars being played by four high school teeneagers sucked into a magic video game. (more...)
EPL: De Bruyne reacts to Alexis Sanchez snubbing Man City
- January 26, 2018

Mourinho said it was "a great deal for everybody" and confirmed the 29-year-old Chile worldwide will be in the squad for United's FA Cup fourth round tie against fourth tier Yeovil Town on Friday. However, recent reports have claimed the former Real Madrid star could be about to extend his Arsenal contract. Manchester City drew the same conclusion, with Manchester United , who made the most money of any club in the world a year ago, finalising a deal on Monday. (more...)
Cardinals hiring Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator Cardinals hiring Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator
- January 26, 2018

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that McCoy and the team are working out a deal this week to make him the Cardinals' new offensive coordinator. Denver's offense struggled mightily under McCoy last season but not all of the blame should fall on coaching. In Arizona, McCoy will inherit an offense that averaged only 18.4 points per game and just 314.1 total yards per contest. (more...)
Steven Adams gets tech for kick to Bradley Beal's groin Steven Adams gets tech for kick to Bradley Beal's groin
- January 26, 2018

As mentioned above, the incident brought up images from the 2016 postseason, where Golden State's Draymond Green managed not once, but twice, to land kicks in the same area against Adams, acts which many thought Green should've been suspended for as it looked strangely premeditated. (more...)
Rory McIlroy in contention as Jamie Donaldson holds on to Dubai lead Rory McIlroy in contention as Jamie Donaldson holds on to Dubai lead
- January 26, 2018

Sweden's Alexander Bjork is also 11 under with six holes remaining. Grace, who has a win and a runners-up finish in his last four starts, continued his impressive form as he carded seven birdies in a bogey-free effort. Donaldson, a former European Ryder Cup player now ranked 292nd, started on the 10th hole and made four birdies and an eagle to make the turn at 6 under. (more...)
Bills center Eric Wood suffers career-ending neck injury Bills center Eric Wood suffers career-ending neck injury
- January 26, 2018

According to Schefter, the injury is partly the result of "wear and tear". He's started all 120 games he's played for the team, and is the second-longest tenured active Bills player behind Kyle Williams . GM Brandon Beane said after the extension, "He's done a great job since he was drafted here in '09". We'll be working to get more for you and Adam will have the latest tonight first at 5. (more...)
Federer wins the match, gets impressed by Chung and writes to Nadal! Federer wins the match, gets impressed by Chung and writes to Nadal!
- January 26, 2018

By qualifying for the final, Federer has become the oldest person since 1972, to play in the final. Playing against 19th seed 32-year-old Czech counterpart, 36-year-old Swizz giant scored 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-4 victory in a match which lasted for two hours. (more...)
Meet Ren-G, the official Rugby World Cup 2019 mascots Meet Ren-G, the official Rugby World Cup 2019 mascots
- January 26, 2018

With luxurious manes, short horns and faces that appear to be shaped like rugby balls, mascots "Ren" and "G" are inspired by "shishi", the mythical lion-like figure that features in Japan's new year celebrations and kabuki theatre. The winning design was chosen from around 50 entries and similar depictions are seen throughout Japanese culture. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the first hosted in Asia, and the first to have a mascot since 1999, when it was principally hosted by Wales and ... (more...)
Arsenal Closer to signing Jonny Evans as West Brom source replacement Arsenal Closer to signing Jonny Evans as West Brom source replacement
- January 26, 2018

Evans had been targeted by Manchester City, but the Premier League leaders have dropped their interest having switched their attentions to France worldwide Aymeric Laporte. Plus he has just 18 months remaining on his current contract, leaving West Brom with little bargaining power. "That's not a deal that's been put to us. (more...)
Joe Thornton out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Joe Thornton out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery
- January 26, 2018

His overuse has been a topic of conversation all season and on Tuesday, Lundqvist let in three goals on seven shots and was pulled before the end of the first period. But the Rangers erased that deficit with three goals from their defensemen in a span of just over six minutes. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. (more...)
Jemele Hill reportedly leaving SportsCenter but to remain with ESPN Jemele Hill reportedly leaving SportsCenter but to remain with ESPN
- January 26, 2018

According to Sports Illustrated media reporter Richard Deitsch, Hill requested to be reassigned to The Undefeated , a website that focuses on the intersection of sports , race, and culture. Mike Greenberg's new morning show will debut April 2. Hill revealed recently that she has started a production company with friend and ESPN colleague Kelly Carter. (more...)
Reporter Asks Jamie Vardy About Chelsea Move, He Responds Brilliantly Reporter Asks Jamie Vardy About Chelsea Move, He Responds Brilliantly
- January 26, 2018

Dzeko now appears the most likely to link up with Antonio Conte - although it's been reported that Chelsea are only willing to offer the 31-year-old a one-and-a-half year contract. Vardy replied to Penny's comments by saying: "It will be interesting but we will wait and see as there haven't been that many people who can catch me". (more...)
Josh McDaniels reportedly will meet with Colts owner, GM on Friday Josh McDaniels reportedly will meet with Colts owner, GM on Friday
- January 26, 2018

The Colts can't hire Josh McDaniels , or even offer him a job (wink, wink) until after the Super Bowl. Shortly after the Colts announce McDaniels as head coach, barring any changes, the rest of the coaching staff will likely be announced and reported shortly afterward. (more...)
Mike Phair, Nathan Scheelhaase leaving IL
- January 26, 2018

IL football coach Lovie Smith has a staff chalked full of former NFL coaches. Phair spent more than a decade in the National Football League in various roles, including as an assistant under Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Scheelhaase was bypassed when Smith filled the newly created 10th assistant coaching position by hiring St. Louis Trinity Catholic High School coach Cory Patterson. (more...)
Senior Bowl: Baker Mayfield brings swagger to North practice Senior Bowl: Baker Mayfield brings swagger to North practice
- January 26, 2018

North wide receiver Michael Gallup is another to keep your eye on; he had the highest PFF grade of any receiver on the first day of practice and had 21 touchdowns the past two seasons. You see these physical traits and guys are just raw. This will be the final time we will get a glimpse of these players until the NFL Scouting Combine in February. (more...)
NCAA investigating UConn men's basketball, school confirms NCAA investigating UConn men's basketball, school confirms
- January 26, 2018

According to Jacobs, there "is no evidence" that the investigation was sparked by UConn's involvement in the FBI's years-long investigation into corruption and bribery in college basketball. Taken in the context of this fall's Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department probe into bribery and corruption, this isn't particularly good news for Huskies coach Kevin Ollie, whose struggling team is 11-9, 4-3 in the American on the heels of the Huskies' first losing season (16-17) in ... (more...)
Polymetal International PLC 6.5% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove Polymetal International PLC 6.5% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove
- January 26, 2018

Shares in business software firm Sage sank more than 5% as investors anxious over weaker than expected first quarter sales weighed down by training costs and its underperforming French business. Moreover, Amarillo National Bank has 1.33% invested in the company for 142,635 shares. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owns 52,806 shares or 1.35% of their U.S. (more...)
Mourinho signs new contract at United Mourinho signs new contract at United
- January 26, 2018

Yeovil Town also known as the Glovers - who played in the Championship in 2013-14 are now 22nd in the fourth tier and haven't won in the league since Boxing Day. The good thing was is that it was 1-1 at half-time and we knew we could do better in the second half, and that's what we did. "Alexis reminds me a little bit of the metaphor - when you see the tree with fantastic oranges at the top of the tree but can not get there", Mourinho told reporters. (more...)
LeBron James Reportedly Upset Cavs Didn't Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe LeBron James Reportedly Upset Cavs Didn't Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe
- January 26, 2018

As ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on The Lowe Post , James is bothered the most by the team not trading for either Paul George or Eric Bledsoe (h/t Erik Garcia Gundersen of LeBron Wire ). Nabbing one of the two mentioned above may have put an end to some of the struggles Cleveland has been facing recently, as they're a woeful 3-7 in their last 10 games, their most recent loss coming at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, who fielded most of their bench with Kawhi, Gasol, Manu and Rudy ... (more...)
Larry Walker's Canadian baseball legacy should tip Hall of Fame scales Larry Walker's Canadian baseball legacy should tip Hall of Fame scales
- January 26, 2018

Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, enshrined in 1990, went so far as to write a letter to BBWAA voters this winter urging them not to vote for players linked to PEDs. Guerrero's career batting average is sixth-highest among players with at least 400 career home runs. "It's very unfortunate", Jones said. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens , two of MLB's most legendary and controversial names, may yet make the Baseball Hall of Fame . (more...)
Sturridge holding out for Sevilla amid Inter loan bid Sturridge holding out for Sevilla amid Inter loan bid
- January 26, 2018

Sturridge dropped down the pecking order at the Reds this season behind Roberto Firmino and he is keen to move on this month in order to play more regularly and boost his chances of winning selection to the England squad which will travel to the 2018 World Cup. (more...)
Injured Rafael Nadal set to return in three weeks Injured Rafael Nadal set to return in three weeks
- January 26, 2018

Federer is now preparing for his Australian Open semi final match against Hyeon Chung on Friday. Federer remains in the hunt for a 20th grand slam , but first must get past up-and-comer Hyeon Chung. He regained his composure in the second set and started to show the Australian crowd what he was all about. But Kerber mounted a comeback, winning three games in a row, before Halep broke serve again to take the set. (more...)
Puel: Mahrez on Arsenal scouting mission Puel: Mahrez on Arsenal scouting mission
- January 26, 2018

There are no moves out of the squad at the moment but we will see at the end of the month. Puel also took the opportunity to speak - albeit vaguely - about his plans for the last week of the transfer window, adding: "It will be interesting to strengthen the team if we can". (more...)
Harden, Rockets down Mavericks on way to orbit Harden, Rockets down Mavericks on way to orbit
- January 26, 2018

The veteran was perfectly happy with the outcome though. As long as you like the Houston Rockets to win a game and you're not laying insane chalk, you should eat the number. Southwest Division-leading Houston was up and down from beyond the arc, going 10 of 14 in the first quarter and 2 of 15 in the second. The Rockets got going late in the first quarter and had cut the deficit to 50-46 by halftime. (more...)
LeGarrette Blount views the Patriots as nothing more than enemies LeGarrette Blount views the Patriots as nothing more than enemies
- January 26, 2018

The New England Patriots are a polarizing team. Of more importance is that the Super Bowl berth is something the couple has been working toward since Zach left Stanford for the National Football League in 2013. The meticulous planning and unforgiving atmosphere around the Patriots , as well as the (putting it nicely) abrasive media presence, means Belichick is not for everyone, but these are minor quibbles given the pantheon of great coaches he resides among already. (more...)
Antonio Conte's attitude increasingly frustrating Chelsea Antonio Conte's attitude increasingly frustrating Chelsea
- January 26, 2018

A weird Antonio Rudiger own goal and Granit Xhaka's poacher's finish sent the Gunners to Wembley, as Chelsea were unable to build upon a fantastic start afforded to them by Eden Hazard's seventh-minute opener. "When the squad is not big you have to always play with the same players", he told a news conference. "Also in the second half I saw a lot of balance". (more...)
Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal dealing with losing great player in Sanchez Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal dealing with losing great player in Sanchez
- January 26, 2018

Chelsea have reportedly targeted several strikers in the January window, including Andy Carroll and Ashley Barnes, as Conte looks to ease the burden on Alvaro Morata. New signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan , signed from Manchester United in exchange for Alexis Sanchez , watched from the stands as he is cup-tied in the Carabao Cup . (more...)
Wesley Matthews Available, But for a First Wesley Matthews Available, But for a First
- January 26, 2018

Now, according to a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times , it appears Dallas is, at the very least, open to the idea of moving their veteran wing. For a rebuilding Mavericks team, capitalizing on gaining a young asset might be the way they want to go. He's the only player in the National Basketball Association with at least 125 3-pointers in each of the last seven seasons and he'll make it eight in a row with seven more. (more...)
'Real champ' Diaz planning summer return but McGregor trilogy not on offer 'Real champ' Diaz planning summer return but McGregor trilogy not on offer
- January 26, 2018

It is interesting to note the Stockton man's resurgence into the spotlight as of late but with the demands of both Diaz and McGregor to contend with, a third match may prove hard to negotiate. last summer. It's the question that's been bandied about so much that at this stage the world simply wants some confirmation; When will Conor McGregor be back in the octagon? That's not to say that signing him will be easy for White, especially since Diaz caught a taste of pay-per-view headliner money ... (more...)
Rhino poaching down in Kruger but up elsewhere Rhino poaching down in Kruger but up elsewhere
- January 26, 2018

It said these were important trends to address now to be ahead of the curve and prevent the escalation seen previously for rhino poaching. However, Molewa said while there had been a decrease in the number of rhino killed in the Kruger National Park, poaching had increased in KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Free State and North West. (more...)

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