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SA pull one back, keep series alive
- February 11, 2018

Klaasen who hammered unbeaten 43 off 27 in pressure cooker situation was adjudged man of the match. The hosts reached 5-207 in the 26th over when Andile Phehlukwayo launched his third six to win the game. Kohli and Dhawan then steered India to a position of strength. Needing 63 off the last nine overs, and the fourth-wicket stand between du Preez and Niekerk worth only nine runs, Shikha Pandey dropped a Niekerk force at mid-off off the first ball of the 42nd over. (more...)
LaLiga: Ronaldo fired up as Zidane tries to avoid PSG talk LaLiga: Ronaldo fired up as Zidane tries to avoid PSG talk
- February 11, 2018

Antoine Griezmann scored after just 39 seconds as Atletico Madrid won 1-0 away at bottom side Malaga on Saturday to move to within six points of La Liga leaders Barcelona . "Today from the first minute the team has gone out to play football, to have the ball, to press the opponent, to steal high, and a big difference has been noticed", Ramos said. (more...)
Liverpool canter to 2-0 victory at Southampton Liverpool canter to 2-0 victory at Southampton
- February 11, 2018

The Croatian has become known for making errors in big games this season and has struggled to hold down a place in Jurgen Klopp's side. Klopp's side could have added further gloss to the scoreline as they missed a couple more opportunities, but Southampton never looked like fighting back and Liverpool successfully capitalised on United's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United earlier on Sunday. (more...)
Donald Trump: 'Mere allegations' are destroying lives Donald Trump: 'Mere allegations' are destroying lives
- February 11, 2018

The White House attempted to do some damage control on Thursday, acknowledging that the administration "could've done better". " Most importantly, the President has deep respect for her, cares about her greatly, and listens to her", Ivanka Trump said Friday, per NYT. (more...)
Di Maria: I almost joined Barcelona in 2017 Di Maria: I almost joined Barcelona in 2017
- February 11, 2018

Angel di Maria has admitted that he was inches away from sealing a move to Barcelona , but saw the deal fall through in the end. After a first half of the season that was mostly restricted to substitute appearances for the winger - being kept out of the starting line up by PSG's new-look front three of Neymar , Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe - Di Maria has made a fast start to 2018. (more...)
I'm the best behaved manager in on the touchline - Jose Mourinho I'm the best behaved manager in on the touchline - Jose Mourinho
- February 11, 2018

Manchester United transfers: Which stars are most likely to sign? And for me Paul is a midfield player. I've always felt lovely matches but hard ones. The two men have enjoyed a frosty relationship and have repeatedly butted heads during careers which have taken both to Spain and Italy as well as the Premier League . (more...)
Kramer completes hat-trick in men's 5000m Olympic speed skating Kramer completes hat-trick in men's 5000m Olympic speed skating
- February 11, 2018

A slow, pace-setting rhythm put the dominant Dutch star in stead for a composed run at the top of the leaderboard, and Kramer pulled his run off to perfection with a new Olympic record to boot, breaking his own previous best. Bloemen won the silver medal by the absolute smallest of finishes. "Obviously, I'd rather have won this race but, after all, being on the podium at the Olympics is awesome, and I think I'll be really proud in a little bit of time", said Bloemen. (more...)
Joint Korean hockey team should win Nobel Peace Prize — IOC member
- February 11, 2018

Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on their nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its US ally. Absolutely, xx. This is really history in the making here at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. However, no member of North Korea's ruling family has ever before visited the Blue House, which is near where North Korea founder Kim Il Sung - Kim Yo Jong's grandfather - sent dozens of commandos ... (more...)
Genworth Financial Inc (GNW) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.23 Per Share
- February 11, 2018

Overland Advisors Llc sold 251,060 shares as the company's stock declined 8.54% while stock markets rallied. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $3.75. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 2 by Buckingham Research. Pacific Crest maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $132 target in Friday, January 8 report. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane hits out at 'lies' regarding Isco's future Zinedine Zidane hits out at 'lies' regarding Isco's future
- February 11, 2018

Reports on Spanish reading station El Chiringuito on Tuesday evening suggested that Zinedine Zidane has been left disappointed by the player this season and could be one of the names out of the door. " Isco's one of them". He a very good footballer. He's proven that in the past and will do that again. "Hopefully we won't hear any more of this". (more...)
Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real thrash Sociedad Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real thrash Sociedad
- February 11, 2018

Toulouse, who are 15th on 26 points and only one point above safety, held firm in the first half thanks to a spirited performance by keeper Alban Lafont. Without their leading scorer Willian Jose due to injury, and with a terrible past record at the Bernabeu, the visitors quickly crumbled. They could not keep up the same intensity after the restart, however. (more...)
Episode 4 of UFC 221 Embedded Now Online Episode 4 of UFC 221 Embedded Now Online
- February 11, 2018

Both men are exhausted. Blaydes lands a kick to the body. It was a match-up of different styles as well, as Blaydes was expected to wrestle Hunt and wear him down as the fight progressed, while Hunt would rely on his one-punch knockout power. (more...)
Coutinho thanks Suarez for again assisting on first goal at new club Coutinho thanks Suarez for again assisting on first goal at new club
- February 11, 2018

Coutinho, who joined Barca from Liverpool for a club record 142 million pounds ($197.66 million) in January, had been on the pitch less than three minutes when he scored, while Ivan Rakitic stretched the vistors' lead eight minutes from time. (more...)
South Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking North Korea delegation
- February 11, 2018

Kim, using the grand stage of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , was behind Saturday's offer to host Moon for talks in the North Korean capital, setting the stage for what would be the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than a decade. "Then she verbally delivered Chairman Kim Jong Un's invitation to Pyongyang at a convenient time, saying he is willing to meet President Moon Jae-in at the earliest date". (more...)
Zinedine Zidane Says Real Madrid is Ready for PSG Zinedine Zidane Says Real Madrid is Ready for PSG
- February 11, 2018

Villarreal missed a chance to move level of points with third placed Valencia, who play on Sunday, when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Alaves. "Thiago is a very important player for us", Emery told journalists at Stadium Municipal. "We have been keeping an eye on his physical statistics to monitor his recovery, but it is too early for him to play a game of the intensity that we will see in Madrid next week". (more...)
Clash at Daytona: Is Danica Patrick racing? Clash at Daytona: Is Danica Patrick racing?
- February 11, 2018

Last year's Clash was stifled before it even got going, the victim of a Saturday night downpour in Daytona that pushed the race back to Sunday morning to be run as a prelude to Daytona 500 qualifying. David Ragan rounded out the top five in the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford. Qualifying will kick off a week of discussions and storylines pertaining to the Daytona 500, but the Clash will be the first taste of actual Cup racing this season. (more...)
Loch falters to hand Gleirscher shock luge gold at Pyeongchang 2018 Loch falters to hand Gleirscher shock luge gold at Pyeongchang 2018
- February 11, 2018

Loch's mistake opened the door for David Gleischer of Austria, who started the final run in third place. Mazdzer took advantage of Russian Roman Repilov faltering in Run 3 to move into second place, and maintained the momentum in the last run. (more...)
Seamus Coleman subbed off for Everton at half-time with new injury Seamus Coleman subbed off for Everton at half-time with new injury
- February 11, 2018

Allardyce was heard mocking Hodgson's speech impediment by referring to him as "Woy" during a conversation secretly recorded by undercover newspaper reporters. It is something we have to try and turn around. Everton were forced into a change with two minutes remaining in the half, Ashley Williams replacing Eliaquim Mangala , whose home debut came to a premature end due to a suspected knee injury following a collision with Hennessey. (more...)
Mahrez trains with Leicester Mahrez trains with Leicester
- February 11, 2018

Initially City did not have it all their own way against Leicester , but when asked to go through the gears by Pep Guardiola they responded. Spurs , who would have won by a greater margin but for an inspired performance from goalkeeper Petr Cech, climbed two places to third while Arsenal sit six points adrift of Liverpool in fourth and Juergen Klopp's side have a game in hand. (more...)
Canada medals but Nicholson comes up short Canada medals but Nicholson comes up short
- February 11, 2018

And with the pressure off for their second runs, both nailed huge scores - McMorris with an 86.83 and Parrot just eclipsing him at 87.31 - to set a standard before the medal runs. From the start of his recovery, he was determined to get back to his previous snowboarding form. McMorris survived and in his comeback to competition, a big air World Cup in Beijing in November 2017, he triumphed. (more...)
Guardiola: Winning Premier League Title Will Be Special For Man City Guardiola: Winning Premier League Title Will Be Special For Man City
- February 11, 2018

Mahrez's sudden U-turn could see Puel provide him with the ideal platform with which to show City why they should maintain their interest when the transfer window reopens in the summer. Gary Neville can be happy. City boss Pep Guardiola said: "First half we started good with the first goal". Aguero taps home from close range after De Bruyne exchanged a one-two with Sterling and teased another wonderful ball into the danger zone. (more...)
Mahrez: I Didn't Go On Strike Because Of Failed Man City Transfer Mahrez: I Didn't Go On Strike Because Of Failed Man City Transfer
- February 11, 2018

But Pep Guardiola's men stepped things up a notch after the break, with De Bruyne setting up a quick-fire Aguero double to effectively end Leicester's chances, with the Argentinian scoring for the seventh successive game at the Etihad across all competitions. (more...)
More Than One Hundred People Register For The Pittsburg Polar Plunge More Than One Hundred People Register For The Pittsburg Polar Plunge
- February 11, 2018

All proceeds go to South Carolina Special Olympics. Funds are raised for over 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. SAAC co-president Heston Priestley, a senior soccer player, explained that the efforts focused on outreach to each coach, team, and player and encouragement to any potential donors. (more...)
Manchester City boss Guardiola hails 'legend' Aguero after four-goal show Manchester City boss Guardiola hails 'legend' Aguero after four-goal show
- February 11, 2018

Manchester City dropped points for only the fourth time this season at Burnley and Guardiola is expecting a tough challenge from Claude Puel's Leicester , regardless of whether Riyad Mahrez plays. He scored four fantastic goals. "So we try to create a lot of chances to score the goals he does, and he always does". "It is important to keep a good feeling". (more...)
IOC: Neutral Russians positive sign for anti-doping IOC: Neutral Russians positive sign for anti-doping
- February 11, 2018

The court gave no reason for the Russian withdrawal. Forty-three Russian athletes were slapped with life bans for any future Olympics and had their Sochi records and medals annulled by the IOC. If you watched the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday you might have noticed something a little different. It refused to clear some Russians even after their disqualifications from the 2014 Olympics were lifted by CAS last week. (more...)
Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to stand up and be counted Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to stand up and be counted
- February 11, 2018

But, maybe, we are increasing the difficulty [ahead] of this team because it seems that we are fighting for the relegation zone. "We are fine, but we need to get back on that good path as soon as we possibly can". "You are 100 per cent with him", Chiellini said. "But it doesn't mean you have to win something, because that's not simple". "Obviously I have to respect Chelsea , who made a huge effort to sign me and I'm very happy here, but Madrid will always be Madrid for me". (more...)
Korea's No. 2 at Games Korea's No. 2 at Games
- February 11, 2018

In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Lester Holt on the sidelines of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Warmbier said he did not find it hard seeing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister enjoying the moment at Friday's Opening Ceremony . (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo slams hat-trick as Real Madrid and Atletico win Cristiano Ronaldo slams hat-trick as Real Madrid and Atletico win
- February 11, 2018

Hazard told Spanish newspaper Marca when quizzed about the latest Real Madrid reports: "In football you never know". "He could have scored one or two more , and it augurs well for Wednesday". While Ronaldo has struggled in LaLiga this season, the Portuguese star has netted nine times in six Champions League games. However, speaking during a postmatch press conference after a 1-0 win away at Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Emery admitted that Motta had not proved his fitness, ... (more...)
Strong winds postpone men's downhill skiing during Winter Olympics Strong winds postpone men's downhill skiing during Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

The announcement came just three hours before the men's downhill was scheduled to start. "It's imperative with fair conditions and I applaud the decision". team. Organizers previously suggested the men's downhill could start Monday, at around midday between two runs of women's giant slalom staged at nearby Yongpyong. (more...)
Mourinho ends interest in Barcelona midfielder; switches focus to Real star instead Mourinho ends interest in Barcelona midfielder; switches focus to Real star instead
- February 11, 2018

De Gea has always been linked with a move to his home country after coming close to joining Madrid only a few years ago. Featuring in all 26 of United's Premier League games this season, de Gea has conceded 18 goals so far. "It makes no sense". "If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis [Sanchez], [Nemanja] Matic and [Paul] Pogba and so on". (more...)

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