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Marc Bartra Asks for 'Respect' After Claims Made Surrounding Dortmund Bus Attack Marc Bartra Asks for 'Respect' After Claims Made Surrounding Dortmund Bus Attack
- January 31, 2018

The former Barcelona star was injured in the explosion in April and was forced to spend time in hospital with a broken arm. "The attack changed my life because now I feel life with much more strength". Dortmund now sits sixth in the Bundesliga. "Marc is a wonderful person and a great footballer, who won us all over straight away", said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. (more...)
Gray to miss Six Nations Gray to miss Six Nations
- January 31, 2018

People come up to you and say 'goodness me, it's going to be a hard Six Nations for you, you've got three away games, how are you going to cope with that?' Head coach Shade Munro is prepared to move players to unfamiliar positions in order to get his most dynamic combinations on the field - for instance Konkel, normally a back-row forward, could play at loosehead - and if that policy works they will have a good chance of emulating last season's return of two wins. (more...)
LeBron James speaks out on Blake Griffin trade LeBron James speaks out on Blake Griffin trade
- January 31, 2018

Among the teams with enough cap space to absorb the giant $141 million remaining in Blake Griffin's contract were their in-home neighbors, the Los Angeles Lakers, who had the chance to bid for his services, but didn't, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe . (more...)
Cricket bosses launch corruption probe after freaky scenes in UAE T20 match Cricket bosses launch corruption probe after freaky scenes in UAE T20 match
- January 31, 2018

The Ajman All Stars T20 clash between Dubai Star and Sharjah Warriors saw the Star crash all out for 46 in response to the Warriors' total of 136. The Ajman Cricket Council (ACC) has suspended all matches at the Ajman Oval. The investigation was officially launched after the video posted to YouTube began to go viral within the cricket community. ICC anti-corruption general manager Alex Marshall confirmed in a statement that an investigation is ongoing. (more...)
Big Night From Trae Young Leads Sooners to Win Over Baylor Big Night From Trae Young Leads Sooners to Win Over Baylor
- January 31, 2018

Lecomte was the star early on, locking down Young and knocking down two three-pointers in the first five minutes to give Baylor a 10-7 lead. The game came down to the final seconds, with Baylor junior guard Jake Lindsey missing the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw opportunity with four seconds left after Young had converted on two shots from the line to give Oklahoma the lead. (more...)
Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- January 31, 2018

Backup PG Tyus Jones scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Down by one with just under 40 seconds remaining, Teague threw a lazy lob across the floor to Jimmy Butler , who had a defender draped all over him. Tom Thibodeau quickly signaled for a timeout, which advanced the ball past halfcourt and made Teague the inbounder to mitigate the impact he'd have on the play. (more...)
Tom Brady doesn't want radio host fired for comments on daughter Tom Brady doesn't want radio host fired for comments on daughter
- January 31, 2018

Brady on Monday morning cut short his weekly interview on another WEEI show to express his dismay over the comment and said he's considering whether to stop appearing on the show. You can criticise Tom Brady's playing style, and you can even talk about his unusual eating habits. I've been through a lot in my life. And I don't know Tom - I'm a great admirer of his physical prowess and his football ability - but don't put your kid up on an Internet show and then get pissed when people ... (more...)
Aubameyang to Arsenal hinges on Dortmund finding replacement Aubameyang to Arsenal hinges on Dortmund finding replacement
- January 31, 2018

In Aubameyang, Arsenal are getting a former African Player of the Year in 2015 and an athlete renowned for his speed having clocked 30 metres in 3.7 seconds. Sam Clucas equalised for Swansea and then scored his second four minutes from time, but the game turned on a terrible error by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, which allowed Swansea's Jordan Ayew to put his side 2-1 ahead. (more...)
Peyton Manning visits Hogwarts and more in new Universal Orlando Resort commercial Peyton Manning visits Hogwarts and more in new Universal Orlando Resort commercial
- January 31, 2018

The tagline for the Universal ad, which mentions the Hollywood park at the end, is "the off season is on, so take your vacation to the next level". The ad was created in-house. "You are more than a team. Now let's get out there and play". Manning wearing a Harry Potter scarf and explaining to a family that he really wanted to play Quidditch, the sport in the Harry Potter books and movies, but the Mannin's are kind of a football family. (more...)
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski still in concussion protocol New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski still in concussion protocol
- January 31, 2018

Brady had an appointment earlier this week to remove the 12 stitches on his hand, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Sunday. Tight end Gronkowski clashed helmets with Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church in last weekend's 24-20 win at Gillette Stadium. (more...)
Basketball: James Harden makes history with 60 point triple double Basketball: James Harden makes history with 60 point triple double
- January 31, 2018

Murphy previously held the Rockets' franchise record for points with 57 versus the New Jersey Nets on March 18, 1978. Harden is now the sole owner of the most 50-plus point triple doubles in National Basketball Association history as well, with today's effort being the third of his career. (more...)
IN vs Ohio State IN vs Ohio State
- January 31, 2018

It's been five full days since the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team took the floor for competitive action. The freshman Buckeye big man showed a good array of moves in the post for a player just a year removed from high school. It will be a tough turnaround for the Hoosiers, however, coming off the close loss to Purdue just two days ago. "You've got to learn from this and get ready for Tuesday ". (more...)
Former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey signs with WWE as professional wrestler Former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey signs with WWE as professional wrestler
- January 31, 2018

She made her way to the ring after the first ever women's Royal Rumble Match and, while eyeing the other competitors in the ring, pointed at the Wrestlemania sign. Rousey propelled women's MMA in popularity the way Tiger Woods similarly in golf in terms of marketability at the peak of their careers. While neither revealed the subject of their meeting, her recent announcement makes everything clear. (more...)
North Korea pulls out of pre-Olympic event with South North Korea pulls out of pre-Olympic event with South
- January 31, 2018

Last week, North Korea designated February 8 as the new anniversary of its military and said it would mark the day with various celebrations. South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun has concerns Pyongyang could hold a "threatening" military parade . (more...)
Fabinho puts Jose Mourinho on alert with latest comments on Monaco future Fabinho puts Jose Mourinho on alert with latest comments on Monaco future
- January 31, 2018

It was the same day he scored a great goal for the French champions. They commented on the latest photo of the Instagram page of Fabinho's wife Rebeca Tavares. The Brazil-born Italy worldwide is among those being considered by the Red Devils as they prepare to part with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick . (more...)
USA to impose sanctions on Russian Federation 'in the near future': Treasury Secretary USA to impose sanctions on Russian Federation 'in the near future': Treasury Secretary
- January 31, 2018

Mnuchin was testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during the annual oversight hearing of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. They included the aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and the media and tech magnate Alisher Usmanov. The list was dismissed in Moscow as little more than a "telephone directory" of the rich. (more...)
Why Roger Federer will win Australian Open 2019 as well Why Roger Federer will win Australian Open 2019 as well
- January 31, 2018

My team, my family I love you. The show of emotion triggered a standing ovation in the terraces, the tears spreading to his wife Mirka and parents in the players' box. Muhammad Ali, arguably boxing's most celebrated personality, 14-time major victor Tiger Woods, Serena Williams - a 23-time Grand Slam champion - and Olympians Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt all feature on our 30-strong list of sporting greats. (more...)
State Supreme Court docket to listen to attraction of Philadelphia soda tax State Supreme Court docket to listen to attraction of Philadelphia soda tax
- January 31, 2018

To view the full article, register now. A lawsuit challenging Philadelphia's soda tax is headed to the state's highest court. That court's majority said the beverage tax doesn't duplicate the state sales tax because it is imposed on distributors and thus hits a different target. (more...)
Driver shot, killed by off-duty officer in South Philadelphia ID'd
- January 31, 2018

This all unfolded just after 7:40 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Bigler & Broad Streets. The male was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 10:15 a.m. Police earlier in the day said the officer, whose name was not released, had fired at least 10 shots. Investigators were awaiting toxicology results or other evidence to explain the suspect's "erratic and freakish behavior", Ross said. (more...)
Red Hat buys CoreOS, a start-up that sold tech developed by Google Red Hat buys CoreOS, a start-up that sold tech developed by Google
- January 31, 2018

The company's core products include CoreOS, a Linux distribution and Tectonic , a container management solution based on the open source Kubernetes container orchestration platform , originally developed by Google. The two companies are still evaluating exactly what the new product roadmap will look like, said Matt Hicks, senior vice president of engineering at Red Hat, but it sounds like OpenShift and Tectonic will meld into one product. (more...)
Kirk Cousins really likes one thing about the Jets Kirk Cousins really likes one thing about the Jets
- January 31, 2018

Asked if he'll consider the Jets , Cousins pointed to March 6, the deadline for teams to use the franchise and transition tags. "From what I've heard, it's a tough market, but, man, if I'm making it about the media, I've got bigger problems", he said. (more...)
Mike Waufle, former Giants defensive line coach, retires from NFL Mike Waufle, former Giants defensive line coach, retires from NFL
- January 31, 2018

This is the latest change to coach Sean McDermott's staff even though Buffalo ended a 17-season playoff drought. Waufle broke into the National Football League in 1998 with the Oakland Raiders, where he'd remain through the 2003 season. Teerlinck served as the Bills' assistant defensive line coach in 2017. Buffalo's secondary was a bright spot in 2017 and the fact that the entire unit was comprised of entirely new players from the 2016 season. (more...)
Boyd wants English coaches around him - Darbon Boyd wants English coaches around him - Darbon
- January 31, 2018

Boyd, who coached the Hurricanes their maiden Super Rugby title in 2016, has signed a three-year deal with the English club, it was announced on the Saints official website . Saints had been on the lookout for a permanent boss since Mallinder was sacked in December. Northampton chief executive Mark Darbon added: "We are absolutely delighted Chris has accepted our offer to join the club. (more...)
Arsène Wenger angry at 'unconvincing' Arsenal after shock Swansea defeat Arsène Wenger angry at 'unconvincing' Arsenal after shock Swansea defeat
- January 31, 2018

The Gunners had taken a first half lead through Nacho Monreal his fourth of the season, but Swansea replied nearly immediately via Sam Clucas. Olivier Giroud came on as a late substitute for what could be his last appearance for Arsenal , with Aubameyang arriving as a direct replacement for the France striker. (more...)
Luke Bryan coming to Busch Stadium in August Luke Bryan coming to Busch Stadium in August
- January 31, 2018

Kenny Chesney plays there on April 21, Taylor Swift returns August 14 and Ed Sheeran makes his local stadium debut on November 7. Detroit is one of several stadiums on the country superstar's tour; he will also play supersize venues in Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago and Pittsburgh, among other cities. (more...)
Clouds may make Whatcom County miss rare lunar event Clouds may make Whatcom County miss rare lunar event
- January 31, 2018

Photo caption: We won't quite get this on the East Coast, but the perigee full moon, or supermoon appears red on the autumn sky from the vicinity of Salgotarjan, located northeast of Budapest, Hungary, early on September 28, 2015. The darker part of Earth's shadow will begin to blanket part of the Moon with a reddish tint at 6:48 a.m. EST, but the Moon will set less than a half-hour later, according to NASA. (more...)
Kevin Love breaks hand in game against Pistons Kevin Love breaks hand in game against Pistons
- January 31, 2018

He will be re-evaluated Wednesday. He didn't attempt a shot or get a rebound. Love dealt with a broken right hand as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009. After the Los Angeles Clippers traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons , discussions could restart as DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams have both been previously linked to Cleveland. (more...)
Benji Marshall Throws His Support Behind Bernard Tomic Benji Marshall Throws His Support Behind Bernard Tomic
- January 31, 2018

Aussie tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic has become the first person in history to say, " I'm a celebrity ..." While Tomic's decision to walk from the jungle is a publicity coup for Channel Ten, I'm a celebrity producers are facing backlash for their reaction to Tomic's departure. (more...)
Fred Goldman wants OJ Simpson to hand over autograph profits Fred Goldman wants OJ Simpson to hand over autograph profits
- January 31, 2018

A judge on Tuesday denied a legal request that would have forced O.J. Simpson to forfeit any earnings he received from autograph signings after his release from prison to pay a $70 million wrongful death judgment. "Simpson-over-$70M-wrongful-death-judgment?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion">stated in court documents. Goldman has repeatedly turned down possible deals to settle the case that included an offer about 20 years ago of about $5 million and ... (more...)
No. 4 Duke bounces back by routing Notre Dame 88-66 No. 4 Duke bounces back by routing Notre Dame 88-66
- January 31, 2018

In its five previous games, it walked away with a loss. For 28 minutes of Monday night's game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Irish (13-9, 3-6 ACC) were right there against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils. On Duke's next offensive possession, White spotted up and knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner, just the second of his college career, that had his teammates laughing and smiling while they set up on defense at the other end. (more...)

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