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Prediction: Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction: Burnley vs Manchester City
- February 02, 2018

Manchester City will have the opportunity to open up a seemingly uncatchable 18-point gap at the top of the Premier League even if for a few hours, as they make the short trip to the out-of-form Burnley in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off. (more...)
Foles looking forward to Favre's pre-game speech Foles looking forward to Favre's pre-game speech
- February 02, 2018

We should expect a tight game, as most Patriots' Super Bowls are. Fans and experts consider the Eagles the underdog in the big game, meaning the team is widely expected to lose. That proved crucial a year ago in New England's comeback win over Atlanta when the Patriots trailed 21-3 at the half before rallying for a 34-28 overtime victory. (more...)
The Breakdown: A statistical look at round one of the Six Nations The Breakdown: A statistical look at round one of the Six Nations
- February 02, 2018

What has compounded matters‚ especially for the teams from the Home Unions‚ is the fact that their top players were engaged in a gruelling tour of New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in the middle of a year ago. "The game every year is becoming critical of those players who go outside the law; it's not now possible to do certain things that you used to get away with when I was playing and that is for the betterment of the game". (more...)
NOLA native Greg Monroe spurns Pels for Celtics NOLA native Greg Monroe spurns Pels for Celtics
- February 02, 2018

The best benefit to the signing is the Celtics did not have to surrender any potential trade assets to land Monroe, using the disabled player exception they received following Gordon Hayward's injury. Monroe's $17.9 million contract for this season was required to be exchanged as the Suns traded the disgruntled Bledsoe, who was sent away from the team for a tweet that read "I Dont wanna be here" following the third game of the year. (more...)
Major league stadiums to extend protective netting Major league stadiums to extend protective netting
- February 02, 2018

On Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Rays announced they will be extending netting to the length of each dugout to protect fans from foul balls. The team has not determined how far the netting at Camden Yards will extend, but it is expected to reach from sections 16 to 58 in the lower bowl. MLB's decision to expand protective netting across all stadiums comes after a season in which a 105 miles per hour Todd Frazier foul ball struck a young fan at Yankee Stadium on ... (more...)
Riyad Mahrez misses Leicester training for second successive day Riyad Mahrez misses Leicester training for second successive day
- February 02, 2018

He feels very strongly that he has done everything in his powers for the club. However, the Foxes would have accepted a straight £80m transfer for Mahrez , who has scored 35 goals and contributed 24 assists in 127 top-flight appearances - but that is still £20m higher than City's limit for the player. (more...)
Knicks don't want Joakim Noah back before trade deadline Knicks don't want Joakim Noah back before trade deadline
- February 02, 2018

Noah has been away from the Knicks since he was reportedly sent home following a heated verbal exchange with coach Jeff Hornacek during a January 24 practice in Denver. After dropping 15 of their last 21 games, the Knicks (23-29) could be in line for a lottery pick. The NBA trade deadline is February 8. He was visibly upset when Hornacek pulled him from the game for starting center, Enes Kanter as Noah believed he'd play more with big men Kyle O'Quinn and Kristaps Porzingis sidelined ... (more...)
Phachara shares Maybank Championship lead with Bertasio Phachara shares Maybank Championship lead with Bertasio
- February 02, 2018

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is in the group on four under and top seed Henrik Stenson opened with a level-par 72, while last week's victor Haotong Li is nine strokes off the pace after an opening-round 74. Englishman Lee Westwood was the headline act during the second round at the Saujana Golf & Country Club, moving within one shot of the lead after a 10-under 62 that featured 11 birdies. (more...)
Carragher: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk seems 'too large' Carragher: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk seems 'too large'
- February 02, 2018

Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher suggested on Thursday's Sky Sports The Debate programme that the world's most expensive defender "needs to lose a bit of weight". "He's not that good, but I would have took £20m-£30m less in the summer to know that Liverpool would have had him for the second half of the season because at that time we were still in the FA Cup, still a Champions League to play for". (more...)
Chelsea Boss, Conte insist on staying at the club till 2019
- February 02, 2018

But when asked about Costacurta's comments on Friday, Conte said: "I can [say] that Costacurta is a friend". My intention, my will, is to respect the contract. "People have contracts with clubs all over the world, or personal engagements with clubs or national teams which we are not necessarily aware of". The only thing that I can say now is that I have 18 months left and my will and desire is to stay here and do my work. (more...)
Ozil to remain with Arsenal till 2021 and earn £350000 a week Ozil to remain with Arsenal till 2021 and earn £350000 a week
- February 02, 2018

The Germany global had always been linked with a move away from north London, speculation going into overdrive after he entered the final year of his previous deal in July 2017. The photo shows Ozil smiling while autographing photos of himself and is accompanied by the caption: "Had a busy day signing things". Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, has scored four goals in 21 appearances this season. (more...)
Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore
- February 02, 2018

While allocation for the development of infrastructure facilities for the judiciary in the States, Union Territories and the North-Eastern Region and Sikkim stands at Rs 622 crore - up by Rs 79 lakh - over the last year's revised allocation of Rs 621.21 crore. (more...)
Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers Preview 01/31/18 Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers Preview 01/31/18
- February 02, 2018

Miami is 17-10 ATS on the road with 16 unders, 10 overs and 1 push. The Heat were on Cleveland's heels in the standings and now the Cavs have a 1.5 game lead over the Heat for the third seed in the East. The Heat have back to back wins over the Hornets and Mavericks. They're consistent with their game for the most part. Even after an impressive jump start to the month, Miami has somehow lost its way since finishing 4-5 in the last nine games. (more...)
West Ham suspend head of transfers over 'racist' comments about African players West Ham suspend head of transfers over 'racist' comments about African players
- February 02, 2018

Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Marko Arnautovic were all sidelined making the signing of an attacker imperative. "I don't think there are many other clubs who have as many African players as West Ham ". West Ham have asked for a transcript of this newspaper's telephone interview with Henry, and we are happy to oblige. It's just sometimes they cause a lot of problems when they are not playing, as we had with Diafra. (more...)
Vegas tied for most wins by National Hockey League team in inaugural season Vegas tied for most wins by National Hockey League team in inaugural season
- February 02, 2018

David Perron scored the game-winning goal for the Golden Knights with barely more than a minute to play in OT on Thursday. The Golden Knights top the Pacific Division with a 34-12 record. That wasn't the case almost two decades later when the Golden Knights and general manager George McPhee were given every opportunity to be a competent team right off the bat, rightfully so considering they paid a $500 million fee to join the league. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp Explains Why Liverpool Didn't Replace Philippe Coutinho In January
- February 02, 2018

Ragnar Klavan's fitness will also be assessed with the defender also nursing a minor muscle strain. "It is not an issue, not at all". At Wembley, Spurs have achieved several notable results with the wins over Real Madrid (3-1) and Liverpool (4-1) stand-out moments prior to Wednesday's victory. (more...)
India On The Verge Of History Ahead Of Clash With Australia India On The Verge Of History Ahead Of Clash With Australia
- February 02, 2018

They've got some really good bowlers there that bowl good pace, lovely actions. The Indian U-19 team started off with a strong victory against their final opponents Australia , following which they went on to defeat Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and finally Bangladesh in the quarterfinals. (more...)
Chalmers tied for 12th at PGA Phoenix Open Chalmers tied for 12th at PGA Phoenix Open
- February 02, 2018

Bill Haas shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Three years ago he got a start here on a sponsor's invite. Numerous fans head for the cauldron like amphitheatre surrounding the par-3 16th. It happens. Tiger Woods' T-23 was pretty impressive, but Jason Day left Torrey Pines as the big victor. (more...)
What Zidane said to Real Madrid players at Champions League final's halftime? What Zidane said to Real Madrid players at Champions League final's halftime?
- February 02, 2018

Asked if Bale was a potential Ballon d'Or victor in an era after teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi , Giggs said there were "no limits" to what was possible. "If they beat Emery [and PSG], it will be hard to stop them because they have a player in their squad who never wants to lose: Cristiano Ronaldo ". (more...)
Norcross High grad named NFL Rookie of the Year Norcross High grad named NFL Rookie of the Year
- February 02, 2018

The award is determined by a fan vote. Kamara posed with his trophy in a photo shared on social media. He was named as a second-team AP All-Pro at the flex position after tallying 1,554 yards from scrimmage and scoring 14 total touchdowns. (more...)
French referee Tony Chapron who kicked player banned for three months French referee Tony Chapron who kicked player banned for three months
- February 02, 2018

Chapron aimed a kick at Nantes' Diego Carlos towards the end the game after the pair collided accidentally and subsequently handed the player a second caution which saw the defender sent off. " I got 20 text messages from all over the world telling me the referee was a joke ", Kita told L'Equipe. In 2015, Philippe Kalt lost his chance of refereeing the League Cup final for elbowing away Adamo Coulibaly while showing a card to another Lens player. (more...)
Poker machines: Crown casino did not mislead players with design - judge Poker machines: Crown casino did not mislead players with design - judge
- February 02, 2018

The lawsuit argued that the Dolphin Treasure machine, which is manufactured by Aristocrat and available to players at Crown Resorts' properties, had been "deceptively created to mislead players". Those design features amounted to deception that no reasonable player would be aware of, Maurice Blackburn argued. Every year Victorians lose more than $2.6 billion on the state's 27,000 poker machines that operate outside of Crown Casino. (more...)
Before and After: Measuring California's Thin Mountain Snowpack Before and After: Measuring California's Thin Mountain Snowpack
- February 02, 2018

The years of disappointing winters and competition for remaining water supplies devastated native species ranging from Chinook salmon to pine forests, dried many household wells in the state's middle, and compelled farmers to plunge other wells deep into the earth in search of irrigation water. (more...)
'His time now': McGregor wants Mayweather to get real about UFC bout 'His time now': McGregor wants Mayweather to get real about UFC bout
- February 02, 2018

McGregor, 29, hasn't fought under the UFC banner since November 2016 where he dethroned Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC lightweight champion. He is now sizing up three opponents. Their fight is to be for McGregor's title but the Dubliner has yet to be officially stripped of his belt, further muddying the waters of the 155-pound division as negotiations continue. (more...)
Springboks playing 'catch-up' ahead of World Cup - Erasmus Springboks playing 'catch-up' ahead of World Cup - Erasmus
- February 02, 2018

Before becoming national coach, Coetzee developed the Cape Town-based Stormers into the consistently most successful of the South African sides in Super rugby. South Africa Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said on the governing body's website: "First and foremost we had to assess what is in the best interests of the Springboks ". (more...)
Why is someone carrying around an MVP acceptance speech for Tom Brady? Why is someone carrying around an MVP acceptance speech for Tom Brady?
- February 02, 2018

Brady , however, has his eyes on a bigger prize this weekend, as he and the Patriots continue preparation for Super Bowl LII. The opening paragraph contains the generic words closely tied to humbly accepting such a word including literally showcasing the phrase "Associated Press MVP Award". (more...)
England include Stokes for New Zealand ODIs England include Stokes for New Zealand ODIs
- February 02, 2018

Many of England's one-day players will have another crack at the Aussies before heading to New Zealand , with a four-game T20 series taking place this month. The only cricket Stokes has played since the Bristol incident was for New Zealand's Canterbury province in December. "Our ODI side has made excellent progress over the last three years and it's encouraging to see with the 2019 World Cup on the horizon", he said in the statement released by European Central Bank. (more...)
Social media reacts to Brady's long kiss with son on the lips
- February 02, 2018

Jack then kisses his father on the lips , but Tom isn't satisfied and asks for another one. On Monday, wide receiver Danny Amendola confirmed he and model girlfriend Olivia Culpo are not up against quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen where New England's hierarchy of good-looking pairs are concerned. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to return to Italy job - FIGC official
- February 02, 2018

Malagò said Fabbricini would serve for six months, "and then we'll see if that is enough". The trio were named after the FIGC election on Monday failed to produce a new president, two-and-a-half months after the national team crashed out of the World Cup precipitating a crisis. (more...)
Jordan Henderson demands one thing of his Liverpool side Jordan Henderson demands one thing of his Liverpool side
- February 02, 2018

Despite the occasional poor result, Liverpool are still the only club to beat league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League this season. Now, they will come up against Tottenham in another big test of their character. 'We need to continue that mentality. Hopefully we can continue this for the remainder of the season'. While Henderson is trying to breed positivity, one former Liverpool star is pretty negative. (more...)

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