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Rained out: Leaky roof forces NBA to postpone Pacers-Pelicans Rained out: Leaky roof forces NBA to postpone Pacers-Pelicans
- February 08, 2018

The water from the roof leaked onto the floor and has delayed the game so far. "Both coaches went out and looked at the floor and looked at the conditions. They booed loudly once it was announced that the game would be postponed. Tickets for tonight's game will be honored when the game is rescheduled later this season. (more...)
Arsenal Handed Triple Injury Boost Ahead of Saturday's Crunch North London Derby Arsenal Handed Triple Injury Boost Ahead of Saturday's Crunch North London Derby
- February 08, 2018

He has a fine record against the Gunners with six goals in seven appearances but Wenger is looking to his forwards to take the headlines on Saturday lunchtime. Playing there "has a little weight in it because we feel we have a good level of performance there", Wenger told the press conference. "Petr Cech has not practised but I will not take any risk if he is not 100 percent fit". (more...)
Gisele Bundchen responds to criticism of her post-Super Bowl comments Gisele Bundchen responds to criticism of her post-Super Bowl comments
- February 08, 2018

Following the New England Patriots' 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII , her children were upset for their dad. "I told him, 'You're a big, big part of why this team won this championship and won this game.' I told him hopefully we'll be back in this game with him leading the way". (more...)
Detroit Pistons' Willie Reed suspended for home violence incident Detroit Pistons' Willie Reed suspended for home violence incident
- February 08, 2018

He entered a pretrial diversion program October 16 to resolve the charge against him. The NBA conducted its own investigation into this matter, reviewing all available materials and interviewing the parties involved. Reed (6-10, 220 pounds), who is in his third National Basketball Association season, averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game in mostly a backup role during his one season in Miami. (more...)
Real Madrid tipped to beat PSG by Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes Real Madrid tipped to beat PSG by Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes
- February 08, 2018

But Modric, who scored 13 and assisted 15 goals in 127 Premier League appearances, had his heart set on the Spanish capital and informed Levy of his intentions before going AWOL on the club's tour to the US that summer - a saga the midfielder admitted he regrets. (more...)
Antonio Conte 'to remain Chelsea manager after Watford defeat' Antonio Conte 'to remain Chelsea manager after Watford defeat'
- February 08, 2018

The Chelsea players have, though, been given three days off before returning on Friday in the build-up to the home match against West Brom on February 12. With a Champions League double-header against Barcelona and trips to both Manchester clubs on the horizon, Chelsea's players might be in for plenty more reflection time if they don't improve their form quickly. (more...)
Hero XPulse 200 unveiled, borrows 200cc engine from Xtreme 200R Hero XPulse 200 unveiled, borrows 200cc engine from Xtreme 200R
- February 08, 2018

The Hero XPulse 200 will replace the now discontinued Hero Impulse adventure tourer and will be positioned as a flagship offering from the company in India once launched. On the front, there is a 190 mm stroke front suspension. Consumers are increasingly preferring 125cc scooters over their 100cc counterparts. The engine also gets Hero's popular idle-Stop-Start System (i3S) as well to provide it with a better fuel efficiency in traffic conditions. (more...)
John's tops Villanova for first win over No. 1 team since 1985 John's tops Villanova for first win over No. 1 team since 1985
- February 08, 2018

Fellow sophomore Justin Simon had a monster performance, stuffing the stat sheet with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, giving him his first double-double since December 31. Ponds drained a 3-pointer from the baseline for a 50-43 lead with 12:47 left. Ponds had 15 points, four assists and four rebounds - plus a 3 which he failed to hit the first time against Villanova - and helped St. (more...)
SC Gives BCCI 4 Weeks to Reply to Sreesanth's Life Ban Plea SC Gives BCCI 4 Weeks to Reply to Sreesanth's Life Ban Plea
- February 08, 2018

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ), the richest cricket board in the world, was left red faced on Sunday after its website, bcci.tv, went dysfunctional for nearly an entire day. Sreesanth was a key member of the Indian cricket team before the spot-fixing scandal took place. BCCI had later admitted that the decision to ban the cricketer was based on the evidence against him. (more...)
The real reason Chelsea will not sack Antonio Conte The real reason Chelsea will not sack Antonio Conte
- February 08, 2018

It remains to be seen whether Conte will see out the season at Chelsea FC and whether or not he will still be in charge of the west London side at the start of the new campaign in August. "Ever since Antonio Conte had that public argument with Jose Mourinho, he hasn't been the same", said Ince. "When you join Chelsea, you know exactly what you're letting yourself in for, in terms of the owner and his team - it's ruthless". (more...)
Alabama commit Bobby Brown signs with Texas A&M Alabama commit Bobby Brown signs with Texas A&M
- February 08, 2018

Brown made an unofficial visit to College Station on February 3 where new head coach Jimbo Fisher appeared to seal the deal. Brown, a 6-foot-4, 282-pound prospect from Arlington (Texas) Lamar, is ranked as a top-20 prospect nationally at defensive tackle. (more...)
U.S. delays ICBM test until after Winter Olympics U.S. delays ICBM test until after Winter Olympics
- February 08, 2018

CAS said decisions on the cases will be made in due course, without providing further detail. Arriving with the cheering squad was North Korea's Sports Minister Kim Il Guk, Olympic committee officials and a demonstration taekwondo team that will perform before the opening ceremony on Friday and again later in Seoul. (more...)
Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals
- February 08, 2018

Friedrich Martens, head of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, said: "Preserving the integrity of the Games is of paramount importance for the IOC". "They want to consolidate the two cases", Reeb said. The 15 have made an "urgent application" challenging the International Olympic Committee's decision to deny them invitations to the Games, which came after the sports court controversially lifted their life bans last week. (more...)
Billionaire Nirav Modi charged in Rs. 280cr PNB cheating case Billionaire Nirav Modi charged in Rs. 280cr PNB cheating case
- February 08, 2018

The arrests have been made against complaint filed by Punjab National Bank, which alleged that Modis conspired with bank officials causing "wrongful loss" to the bank. The top jeweller Nirav Modi has been charged by the CBI in a Rs 280 crore cheating case, confirmed officials on Monday. In an email statement, a spokesperson for Mehul Choksi said he was a former partner of Diamonds R Us and had retired in 1999. (more...)
Spurs end Newport's FA Cup run at the second attempt Spurs end Newport's FA Cup run at the second attempt
- February 08, 2018

It took a late Harry Kane equaliser to prevent an embarrassing exit for Tottenham Hotspur against League Two side Newport County . Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino has accused English football of hypocrisy over the partisan reactions to refereeing decisions and said he will never complain about mistakes by officials. (more...)
Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 08, 2018

But the Winter Olympic Games organizer is in limbo whether giving the device that costs at least $1,000 to North Koreans would violate global sanctions created to punish their government's nuclear ambitions. Past year he said a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become "too hot" and posed the risk of nuclear devastation. (more...)
PGA Tournament Predictions: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2/7/18 PGA Tournament Predictions: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2/7/18
- February 08, 2018

And we've played the last three days and it's been a lot of fun and just hope he hasn't exhausted himself out. But he also admitted that he felt so dejected after last year's winless and injury-hit season that he vowed to make the next decade the best of his career. (more...)
Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer
- February 08, 2018

Hamlin, who won a bronze medal in the luge at the Sochi Games in 2014, was selected by a vote of U.S. Olympians. "It was a pretty big shock", Hamlin said, "but it is an honor and a privelage to be recognized by all of Team USA". With 244 athletes competing at the 2018 Olympic Games, Hamlin will carry the flag with the largest US contingent ever. As for Hamlin, she's hoping to continue her run at this year's games when women's luge starts on February 12. (more...)
Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach long-term deal with Bell Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach long-term deal with Bell
- February 08, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers star was leaving 1 OAK in L.A. on Tuesday night when we talked about the biggest story in his world. where's he gonna play next year?? The Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Virat Kohli on his 34th ODI ton Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Virat Kohli on his 34th ODI ton
- February 08, 2018

With that in mind, the unpalatable possibility exists that the Proteas , at sixes and sevens in so many ways, will be "blanked" for the first time in a bilateral home ODI series ... The India skipper got off the mark by finding the ropes three balls later and was fortunate an inside edge did not crash into his stumps on 21, while Duminy narrowly missed an opportunity to run him out in the 12th over. (more...)
Alex Burrows appears to knee Taylor Hall in head Alex Burrows appears to knee Taylor Hall in head
- February 08, 2018

Burrows was upset following what was a legal check by Hall. This suspension matches the longest of the season in the National Hockey League. Burrows was given a roughing penalty on the play, and Hall scored on the resulting Devils power play. (more...)
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI) Reaches $21.05 Formed H&S; Aaon Has 2.26 Sentiment
- February 08, 2018

LSV Asset Management now owns 4,343,542 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $96,296,000 after buying an additional 1,216,999 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Wealth Advsrs invested in 2,028 shares or 0.21% of the stock. North Carolina-based Bb&T has invested 0.17% in Owens Corning (NYSE:OC). Owens-Illinois shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 1 percent. (more...)
Eagles fan to pay for stadium chair he stole during Super Bowl
- February 08, 2018

Previously, Eagles defensive end Chris Long and wide receiver Torrey Smith had said they would not travel to Washington D.C. if the Eagles won. Politico adds that "Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount, who played for the Patriots previous year, also skipped the trip at the time". (more...)
London to host inaugural eight-nation Athletics World Cup London to host inaugural eight-nation Athletics World Cup
- February 08, 2018

The Athletics World Cup London 2018 will take place at the London Olympic Stadium on 14-15 July 2018, British Athletics announced on Monday. Wayde van Niekerk , the world record holder for the 400m, will probably still be recuperating from a knee injury and miss the event. (more...)
5-Star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. Commits To Alabama Over LSU, Clemson 5-Star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. Commits To Alabama Over LSU, Clemson
- February 08, 2018

Saban did admit the recruiting plan was for one more defensive lineman and another inside linebacker. On Wednesday, three players previously committed to the Crimson Tide - five-star linebacker Quay Walker , defensive tackle Bobby Brown and linebacker/athlete Vernon Jackson - ended up elsewhere. (more...)
Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, Edgar vs. Ortega rumored to headline UFC 222 Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, Edgar vs. Ortega rumored to headline UFC 222
- February 08, 2018

If that fight is finalized, it should secure the matchup between Edgar and Ortega, who would then likely serve as the co-main event for the card. That main event according to MMA Fighting will see UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino defend the gold against Yana Kunitskaya . (more...)
Leicester star Mahrez set to miss Man City clash Leicester star Mahrez set to miss Man City clash
- February 08, 2018

City offered a deal worth £65million but Leicester wanted around £80m and no time to find an adequate replacement. The players' union is continuing to have a watching brief having offered its assistance in the ongoing issue of Mahrez' absence from training. (more...)
Chelsea could make move for Suarez Chelsea could make move for Suarez
- February 08, 2018

Click through the gallery above to see nine managers who have been linked with the Chelsea job. Of course, Mourinho ended up getting sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League , and a couple of reasons that earned him the sack are looking to do the same, with Antonio Conte . (more...)
Winter Olympics: 13 Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games Winter Olympics: 13 Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games
- February 08, 2018

Fifteen Russians denied a spot at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite having life bans for doping overturned have launched a fresh bid to take part, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. However, 169 carefully screened Russian athletes are being allowed to compete under an Olympic banner. The IOC will follow the process announced in December in appraising the affected athletes. (more...)
Olympics: IOC denies CAS-cleared 15 Russians to participate in Pyeongchang Olympics: IOC denies CAS-cleared 15 Russians to participate in Pyeongchang
- February 08, 2018

Bach said the members of the unified team were getting along well and had jointly also celebrated the birthday of one of the players. CAS mentioned that while the Russians did not show systemic manipulation of the anti-doping system, the International Olympic Committee disagrees that they didn't take it fully into consideration. (more...)

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