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Lauda: How stupid can they be? Lauda: How stupid can they be?
- February 04, 2018

A Formula E spokesperson said , "We are glad to welcome F1 to the 21st century". (Peter Fox/Getty Images)Why are grid girls being banned? "Men have made the decision over the heads of women". The ageing former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who was in charge of the sport for decades and continuously worked to increase the sport's exposure through numerous means, agreed with Lauda. (more...)
HAMILTON 7s: Fiji wins in nail biting semi-final HAMILTON 7s: Fiji wins in nail biting semi-final
- February 04, 2018

The Toronto native was Canadian university's 60-metre sprint champion in 2016 and the runner-up in '15 and '17. New Zealand play off against Australia for the bronze medal. Scotland, Argentina and France all finished on five points. The tournament has moved to Hamilton from Wellington and New Zealand coach Clark Laidlaw says it has been awesome so far. (more...)
Swimmers take the plunge for a good cause Swimmers take the plunge for a good cause
- February 04, 2018

But a few seconds of the cold means the Special Olympics gets the funding it needs for special athletes each year. Officials say the event is presented in partnership with Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta and draws-in dare devils from universities, corporate members, government officials and even pro athletes fearless enough to take on the cold each year. (more...)
16% of National Football League fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl 16% of National Football League fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl
- February 04, 2018

The results come two days before the Patriots and Eagles clash in Super Bowl LII, which will wrap up a turbulent NFL season that included a lengthy spat with President Donald Trump over national anthem protests, declining TV ratings (9.7 percent after an 8-percent drop last year), trouble among owners, injuries to key players, and continuing controversy over what constitutes a catch. (more...)
Man United pay respects to Munich victims 60 years on Man United pay respects to Munich victims 60 years on
- February 04, 2018

Mourinho has all but conceded that the trophy is heading to the Etihad Stadium with Pep Guardiola's team 15 points clear and 13 games remaining. Lukas Nmecha is now training with Manchester City's first team. "It was no tactical thing that we had on, it was just desperate at times , when you're desperate, you make challenges". The second half started with Manchester city still in Pep Guardiola's favorite fashion, and Raheem Sterling went too close to curl goal of the week, ... (more...)
Di Biagio offered Italy national job on interim basis Di Biagio offered Italy national job on interim basis
- February 04, 2018

Chelsea travel to Watford on Monday evening and Conte insists the club's Premier League season would be a "great success" if they qualify for the Champions League . The 31-year-old striker signed for the Blues from London rivals Arsenal last week as Conte moved to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Patriots star Brady wins third NFL MVP Patriots star Brady wins third NFL MVP
- February 04, 2018

An NFL staff member was noticed Thursday standing near Patriots press conferences carrying a sheet of paper that had " Tom Brady acceptance speech" on it. A slew of records could go up in smoke if the Patriots overcome the threat posed by an Eagles side reveling in the role of underdogs. Brady is now a three-time NFL MVP, having previously won in 2007 and 2010. (more...)
Tom Brady Wins 2017-18 NFL MVP Award: Latest Comments and Reaction
- February 04, 2018

Someone was seen at Thursday's media availability holding a stack of documents with one titled "Brady Acceptance Speech" peeking out on top. Obviously, a leak of a photo like this isn't the biggest deal in the world since it's only a MVP award, but also the individual who failed to keep the speech in hiding will most likely get grilled over the situation. (more...)
G Steve Hutchinson does not make Hall of Fame in 2018
- February 04, 2018

Dawkins was terrific that season, making another Pro Bowl before injuries caught up to his hard-hitting body-sacrificing style of play in 2010 and 2011. "It wasn't even on my mind when I played [for the Bears ]". Having (linebackers coach) Dale Lindsey there was a huge help because Dale had developed so many linebackers and he was a great voice in saying things that he had seen that were rush jobs and where guys were put in situations where they weren't quite ready to handle. (more...)
Max Holloway Out of UFC 222 Headliner Max Holloway Out of UFC 222 Headliner
- February 04, 2018

The UFC has not yet officially pulled Holloway from the event, but is expected to do so shortly according to Okamoto. Nearly immediately after, UFC officials rebooked the fight between Holloway and Edgar. The Hawaiian is now riding a 12-fight winning streak, the fifth longest in UFC history, with seven finishes. ESPN ranks Holloway the No. 5 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. (more...)
Olivier Giroud Finally Goes to Chelsea Olivier Giroud Finally Goes to Chelsea
- February 04, 2018

German World Cup victor Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a big boost by finally agreeing a new contract that will see him become the highest-paid player in the club's history, according to the BBC, which said he would earn about £350000 a week. "There is nothing above it when you're playing for a club", said the French worldwide, who made six of his 10 starts for Arsenal this season in the Europa League. (more...)
What skill sets does Lucas Moura bring to Tottenham Hotspurs? What skill sets does Lucas Moura bring to Tottenham Hotspurs?
- February 04, 2018

And he came from a big club. He alongside Lamela, Son, Dele Alli, Eriksen and Kane gives Pochettino more and better options in rotation during a busy part of the season. Spurs will need that sort of depth if they're to battle back into the top four, now five points behind Liverpool going into Wednesday's clash with Manchester United . (more...)
Sam Allardyce says Everton were 'pathetic' in 5-1 defeat to Arsenal Sam Allardyce says Everton were 'pathetic' in 5-1 defeat to Arsenal
- February 04, 2018

Should the ex-Dortmund striker miss out, Alexandre Lacazette will be afforded a crucial chance to stake his claim for permanent inclusion ahead of his new teammate. Sam Allardyce: "I always felt defensively they are weak". "Swansea managed to get a result against them but the Emirates is a different kettle of fish". (more...)
Brian Urlacher voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- February 04, 2018

Eventually, players who keep banging at the door for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame kick it in and receive their deserved inclusion. Joining Urlacher in the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 as modern-day players are fellow middle linebacker Ray Lewis , safety Brian Dawkins and wide receivers Randy Moss and Terrell Owens . (more...)
Tom Brady doesn't know why everyone wants him to retire so badly
- February 04, 2018

Tom Brady (2007) and Peyton Manning (2013) all came in with prolific numbers but walked away losers. But we will have to watch this game with that thought in the back of our minds. And if Gurley was able to be this productive during his first year under McVay, just imagine what kind of numbers he's going to put together in 2018 when he's even more familiar with the system. (more...)
Arsenal's record signing scores cheeky debut goal in demolition of Everton Arsenal's record signing scores cheeky debut goal in demolition of Everton
- February 04, 2018

Sanchez was then given the chance to cap his home debut 21 minutes from time when he was brought down just inside the area by Michael Hefele . Mourinho has conceded defeat to arch-rivals Manchester City in the 2017-18 Premier League title race, but United remain in the hunt for major silverware. (more...)
Man City star Kevin De Bruyne furious with opponents and referees Man City star Kevin De Bruyne furious with opponents and referees
- February 04, 2018

Despite the buzz surrounding the deal for Daniel Sturridge and the fact that Baggies fans could probably just start to relax regarding Jonny Evans' immediate future, Alan Pardew would have known that he was facing one of the toughest test of his managerial career in the top flight with the Premier League leaders facing his side, who, following Swansea City's win over Arsenal on Tuesday, are three points adrift at the bottom. (more...)
Di Biagio in line to become interim Italy coach Di Biagio in line to become interim Italy coach
- February 03, 2018

Conte complained that he is being hung out to dry after the Bournemouth disaster, and said: "If we win, we win together". "We have to reconnect the love between the national team and our country", said. Ventura was sacked after Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958 and FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio resigned. Gracia confirmed goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (back) and defenders Craig Cathcart (knee) and Younes Kaboul (foot) were ruled out of the clash with ... (more...)
CSU head basketball coach Larry Eustachy placed on leave CSU head basketball coach Larry Eustachy placed on leave
- February 03, 2018

Eustachy's contract with the school, which pays him about $985,000, expires after the 2020-21 season. But the school instead required Eustachy to attend anger management sessions and apologize to his team. Soon after, Eustachy went into rehabilitation to treat alcoholism. When asked by the Post whether he believed he would remain CSU's coach through the end of the season, Eustachy said he could not comment. (more...)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal debut might be delayed another week Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal debut might be delayed another week
- February 03, 2018

Aubameyang will be able to meet his teammates when the rest of the Arsenal squad are back at training tomorrow ahead of their game against Everton on Saturday. "It was hard because of course Dortmund needed a replacement", added Wenger on the drawn-out deal for Aubameyang. Dortmund's former chief scout and new addition to Arsenal's staff Sven Mislintat was said to have organised the deal. (more...)
Liverpool's Klopp defends van Dijk from Carragher feedback Liverpool's Klopp defends van Dijk from Carragher feedback
- February 03, 2018

He is a big and a tall lad. Accusing Klopp of being able to "talk the talk", but so far failing "to produce results", Hamann remains sceptical that the German coach has what it takes to turn Liverpool back into a dominant force. Update: so apparently there's a rule that states that new signings can not play in an FA Cup replay if they were not registered for the first match, which rules Lucas out vs. (more...)
Tom Brady's NFL MVP Award speech could have simply leaked Tom Brady's NFL MVP Award speech could have simply leaked
- February 03, 2018

The NFL MVP will be handed out this weekend and apparently New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is pretty confident he'll be taking it home. A sixth win for Brady would give him more Super Bowl wins than any other player in history. In 51 Super Bowls, there have been 52 MVPs but only one who played on the losing team. (more...)
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone would 'consider' approach from Manchester United Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone would 'consider' approach from Manchester United
- February 03, 2018

Italy's under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been asked to take temporary charge of the senior team until a full-time replacement is found, the Italian federation said on Friday. My intention, my will, is to respect the contract. A season of inconsistency and backroom politics has seen the pressure grow on Conte this time around, however, and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly tempted to pull the trigger before the summer arrives. (more...)
Leicester tell Riyad Mahrez to 'clear his head' after third day's absence Leicester tell Riyad Mahrez to 'clear his head' after third day's absence
- February 03, 2018

Footballers know better than anyone the frustration that comes with not getting a desired move and many will sympathise with his situation even if they disagree with his actions since. "No disrespect to Leicester, who are perfectly entitled to hold Mahrez to his contract, but he has outgrown them". "But we think we can get three points as well, especially at home. (more...)
Ozil deal was cheapest option for Arsenal - Wenger Ozil deal was cheapest option for Arsenal - Wenger
- February 03, 2018

Both players, however, will have some competition in the fast lane as the game could see a debut for Arsenal's record signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , if he shakes off illness in time. "He's a good player but he's all pace and he's not going to get any quicker at that age". However, former Liverpool FC star Carragher has admitted that he can not see how both Aubameyang and Lacazette will be able to play in the same team because their styles are so similar. (more...)
Super Bowl 52 ads are sold out Super Bowl 52 ads are sold out
- February 03, 2018

Now, 26 years later, Crawford is back for another Pepsi Super Bowl ad - and she's not alone. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. The network is opening up access to everyone for the Super Bowl. If you have a cable subscription in the United States, you can easily tune in to watch the Patriots and Eagles throwing the old pigskin around. TalkSport Radio will also have live coverage from the stadium starting at 10pm GMT, which will be hosted by Nat Coombs. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Laments 'Ridiculous' Start as Spurs Stun United Jose Mourinho Laments 'Ridiculous' Start as Spurs Stun United
- February 03, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side played in the International Champions Cup a year ago - with fixtures staged in Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles. We have one goalkeeper and five players. "It will be tough". "We have shown even in our two defeats this season that we will try until the very end. They're buying players fit for task, or virtually fit for task - that's the demands of the Premier League ". (more...)
In the Premier League, there's money for everything except workers In the Premier League, there's money for everything except workers
- February 03, 2018

The second goal mentally kills the team. Watched by the Premier League's biggest crowd in history, Tottenham scored one of the competition's fastest goals. Huddersfield travel to face United in dire form, having lost four on the bounce in the league; the Terriers last won a match in the top flight on December 16. (more...)
Man Utd boss 'happy' with standard of refereeing Man Utd boss 'happy' with standard of refereeing
- February 03, 2018

City are in action in three other competitions before the month is out as they travel to face Basel in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, face third-tier Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on February 25. (more...)
Mourinho waves white flag in race for EPL title Mourinho waves white flag in race for EPL title
- February 03, 2018

Mourinho has previously admitted he fears Fellaini could leave Old Trafford, with the 30-year-old revealing in December that he was mulling over whether or not to remain at United. "It is not an ACL, a complete rupture of any structure of the knee", Mourinho said. 'He never mentioned absolutely anything (about LA) to me, not an opinion, comment, nothing at all, ' said Mourinho. (more...)

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