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West Brom players apologise for 'incident' during club trip to Spain West Brom players apologise for 'incident' during club trip to Spain
- February 17, 2018

The Premier League aces were said to have nicked the cab from a McDonald's drive-thru at 5.30am before reportedly driving it two miles back to the five-star hotel and abandoning it. "We freely acknowledge and apologize for the break of curfew which we accept represented a breach of the standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion", they said in a joint statement . (more...)
Khabib Reveals UFC Will Khabib Reveals UFC Will "100 Percent" Strip Conor McGregor's Title
- February 17, 2018

They're both inexperienced in MMA , with Punk having just one UFC fight on his resume to Mayweather's zero, but "Money" is the best at boxing . This (in one way) seems like a more realistic opponent for Mayweather to start out with given the fact McGregor is a world champion in the UFC and Punk like Mayweather , is a novice. (more...)
Bay Area's Vincent Zhou makes Olympic figure skating history with quadruple lutz Bay Area's Vincent Zhou makes Olympic figure skating history with quadruple lutz
- February 17, 2018

The 17-year-old Zhou, a native of Palo Alto, Calif., is the youngest American in the Winter Games. The skater launched off the back outside edge of his left blade and rotated four times before landing on the opposite foot with a triple toe loop to follow. (more...)
MSU football coach Dantonio gets 1-year extension to 2023 MSU football coach Dantonio gets 1-year extension to 2023
- February 17, 2018

Michigan State is now under NCAA investigation. On Jan. 22, long time U.S. Gymnastics Team and Michigan State University doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County in Michigan after he admitted to using his trusted medical position to assault and molest around 150 girls in his care. (more...)
United States of America men's curling team defeats Denmark in round robin game United States of America men's curling team defeats Denmark in round robin game
- February 17, 2018

A rare moment of controversy in the typically ultra-polite sport of curling erupted Friday over a foul known as a "burned rock" in the Canada vs. Denmark women's match. "I was a tiny bit light there with my first (throw) and I just overcompensated. Out there, after something like that, you are just trying to battle and find deuces and those guys made every double that we showed them". (more...)
Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win
- February 16, 2018

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her sensational start to the season beating two-time Grand Slam victor Angelique Kerber in three sets on Friday (Feb 16) in Qatar. Kerber served at 5-4 in the first set but, after a dominating performance in the second set, surrendered to her 28yh defeat against a Top 5 opponent. (more...)
Christian Eriksen represents Spurs Christian Eriksen represents Spurs "philosophy" - Mauricio Pochettino
- February 16, 2018

Harry Kane is a doubt for Tottenham's FA Cup clash with Rochdale this weekend. "I was conscious about the FA Cup , the football, and the image that we are going to sell, but care for the players, too". A lot of us grew up playing on concrete, so I don't think the pitch is a problem. "I think that's what he showed when he signed his new long-term deal [in May 2016]". (more...)
Andre Ayew to miss FA Cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday Andre Ayew to miss FA Cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday
- February 16, 2018

Victory would secure Swansea's first quarter-final in the competition since 1964, but Carvalhal has promised to rest several first-team regulars ahead of key relegation battles in the Premier League . In that time, Carvalhal has exceeded all expectation to lead Swansea off the foot of the Premier League table and into 16th position. Wednesday's new boss Jos Luhukay hasn't set the world alight since his arrival, winning just one league game from his five in charge, and this may be a match he ... (more...)
Jason Vargas reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Mets Jason Vargas reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Mets
- February 16, 2018

The deal has a third-year club option and with incentives could be worth as much as $27 million, MLB .com's Anthony DiComo reported. This will provide the Mets' rotation with a little more stability, as Vargas was able to make 32 starts previous year after coming off Tommy John surgery in July of 2015 which cost him basically all of the 2016 season. (more...)
United boss Mourinho denies rift with Pogba, slams 'lies' United boss Mourinho denies rift with Pogba, slams 'lies'
- February 16, 2018

WARNING! This article contains strong language and/or content that some readers may prefer to avoid. Last month they met United boss Jose Mourinho outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, presenting him with a top that he proceeded to sign before it was revealed that Conte's name was on the back of the shirt. (more...)
British IOC member expelled from Winter Games British IOC member expelled from Winter Games
- February 16, 2018

The organizers called for measures against Adam Pengilly, a member of the IOC Athletes' Commission, who injured a security guard at a parking lot near the Main Press Centre in PyeongChang. Both men said they had not seen closed-circuit evidence of the incident, and that footage has not been made public. The disgraced International Olympic Committee member apologized for his actions in an interview with insidethegames , but stressed that he did not touch the guard. (more...)
ESPN, Fox both trying to hire Peyton Manning as TV analyst ESPN, Fox both trying to hire Peyton Manning as TV analyst
- February 16, 2018

The previous Monday Night Football analyst, Jon Gruden , was reportedly ESPN's highest-paid employee at more than $6.5 million. FOX recently inked a deal to broadcast " Thursday Night Football " for the next several years, and the network has yet to say who the announcers will be for that spot. (more...)
Canadian women's hockey team beats U.S. 2-1 at PyeongChang Olympics Canadian women's hockey team beats U.S. 2-1 at PyeongChang Olympics
- February 16, 2018

Homan, a three-time Canadian champion and the defending world champion, is playing in her first Olympic Games. "I think anybody who's in hockey knows that if you keep doing that you're going to get rewarded". Noreau made it 2-0 on the power play at 7:30 when his shot from the blue line beat Genoni with Bourque screening. "Maybe a couple guys have had their time, but most of the guys, we're just kind of journeyman that have had to work for everything they've had". (more...)
Deandre Ayton makes the difference, again — ASU Basketball Deandre Ayton makes the difference, again — ASU Basketball
- February 16, 2018

TEMPE, Arizona - It wasn't easy, but No. 17 Arizona completed the season sweep over No. 25 Arizona State 77-70 in a hostile environment at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday. Ristic was shooting nicely, missed only one shot through 26 minutes. Washington State: The Cougars get a much needed win for a team on the ropes. (more...)
RK Singh fails to attend CRPF jawan's funeral RK Singh fails to attend CRPF jawan's funeral
- February 16, 2018

Bhatnagar said that he has also awarded the personnel who took part in successful operations against militants in the Valley in this and past year. These militants included some top commanders of different organizations, he added. Amid the controversy over no minister from Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government attending the last rites of slain CRPF jawan Mujahid Khan, one of his ministers has justified the absence of ministers. (more...)
Orioles Sign Andrew Cashner To Two Year, 16 Million Dollar Contract Orioles Sign Andrew Cashner To Two Year, 16 Million Dollar Contract
- February 16, 2018

Cashner will join Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman. On the surface, his 3.40 ERA with Texas last season looks great, but his peripherals are pretty terrible. Cashner is a journeyman starter the Orioles have eyed in trade talks before. But because Cashner spent most of his career pitching in the National League, there's a lot to be learned about him. (more...)
Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez reportedly agree on deal pending physical Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez reportedly agree on deal pending physical
- February 16, 2018

A physical seems to be the final hurdle to clear as Nunez is coming off an injury to his right knee that resulted in him being carried off the field in Game 1 of the ALDS loss to the Houston Astros . If his deal with the Red Sox is completed, Nunez will likely serve as the team's Opening Day second baseman in place of Dustin Pedroia , who is expected to miss the start of the season after undergoing knee surgery in October. (more...)
Nikola Jokic records triple-double in 14 minutes, fastest in National Basketball Association history Nikola Jokic records triple-double in 14 minutes, fastest in National Basketball Association history
- February 16, 2018

Denver has won six-of-seven as they matched a franchise record with 24 three-pointers. Some records set in the 1950s are virtually unbreakable in today's game, just because the game is played so differently in the modern era. Jokic has ignited the Nuggets as Denver heads into the All-Star break as the sixth seed in a crowded Western Conference. "It's really nice to play in front of them, maybe extra motivation a little bit". (more...)
Avalanche threat continues in J&K, Srinagar-Jammu highway Avalanche threat continues in J&K, Srinagar-Jammu highway
- February 16, 2018

This avalanche warning in hilly districts of Jammu has been issued by the authorities; and the landslide prone areas are Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kupwara, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts of Kashmir Valley. A cop posted at Traffic Control Room Ramban told GNS that the despite the hectic efforts, the agencies concerned involved in the road clearance have cleared the highway from all the blockades today. (more...)
If Shaq Were LeBron James He'd Take His Talents To Golden State If Shaq Were LeBron James He'd Take His Talents To Golden State
- February 16, 2018

This year, the NBA All-Stars got comfortable with that process. James had the most votes in the Eastern Conference and Curry had the most votes in the Western Conference, so they were chosen as team captains. The All-Star players fans reported being least interested in hanging out with were Portland's Damian Lillard, Toronto's Kyle Lowry, Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns, and Detroit's Andre Drummond. (more...)
Mo Salah fee from Liverpool doubled after PSG's record Neymar deal - Monchi Mo Salah fee from Liverpool doubled after PSG's record Neymar deal - Monchi
- February 16, 2018

It has coincided with the absence of Coutinho, who missed chunks of the first half of the season through injury and was then sold to Barcelona in January. "The defensive consistency of the team is the key", Conceicao added. "I'll ask Rafa (Benitez) but that would surprise me because it makes no sense". (more...)
Lindsey Jacobellis Again Misses Gold in Snowboard Cross Lindsey Jacobellis Again Misses Gold in Snowboard Cross
- February 16, 2018

There isn't a more decorated women's snowboard crosser in the world than Jacobellis, of Stratton, Vermont, who has 10 gold medals at the Winter X Games and also has five World Championship golds. However, she was unable to defend her gold medal at the 2014 Olympics. But on one of the final jumps, she did too much, trying a to do a method grab as she soared through the air. (more...)
Liverpool want sudden Alisson deal to fend off Real Madrid, PSG Liverpool want sudden Alisson deal to fend off Real Madrid, PSG
- February 16, 2018

The Brazil worldwide has made 30 appearances in all competitions this term, keeping 13 clean sheets - three of those coming in the Champions League group stages against Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Qarabag. However, it is understood Roma believe Alisson is one of the best in his position in Europe and value him at £62million (€70m) - potentially a world-record price for a goalkeeper. (more...)
Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Pyeongchang Games Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Pyeongchang Games
- February 16, 2018

POCOG said 19 new cases of the virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea had been confirmed as of Sunday afternoon. In Pyeongchang, the games' organizers took extra precaution to avoid the spread of the norovirus outbreak to athletes, travelers, and staff by having about 1,200 members of the Olympics staff confined to their rooms and tested. (more...)
Ben Stokes to face crown court trial over alleged nightclub fight Ben Stokes to face crown court trial over alleged nightclub fight
- February 16, 2018

Tuesday's court appearance came on the day England played New Zealand in a T20 match in Wellington, their first game in a tri-series also involving Australia. In a statement released on Tuesday the European Central Bank backed Stokes' decision to defend himself in court and confirmed he will not be required to return to the United Kingdom for the first hearing at Bristol Crown Court on 12 March. (more...)
United States inflation test looms large, dollar pressured United States inflation test looms large, dollar pressured
- February 16, 2018

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.7 percent as of 8:37 a.m. NY time, the highest in more than a week. The VIX stocks volatility index meanwhile dipped to a one-week low at 22.81, a sign that a degree of calm had returned to markets after last week's ructions. (more...)
Bernardo Silva plays down Man City favourites tag Bernardo Silva plays down Man City favourites tag
- February 16, 2018

Swiss champions Basel now require five goals at Etihad Stadium to have any hope of progressing after City sent out a statement to their European rivals by cruising to a 4-0 win at St Jakob-Park on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT). It was the Argentinian's 14th goal in 11 games in 2018. Gundogan wrapped up victory with his second early in the second half and might have claimed a hat-trick later on but for a good save by Tomas Vaclik. (more...)
NZ win toss, choose to bat vs Australia NZ win toss, choose to bat vs Australia
- February 16, 2018

Wheeler, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult will perform the lion's share of the bowling, with Tim Seifert chosen again at wicketkeeper. Australian batsman Aaron Finch says he's talked to England global Sam Curran about Chapman, after they played together for Auckland. (more...)
For US and Canada women's hockey, even meaningless games mean everything
- February 16, 2018

Four years later in Sochi, that was reduced to 3-1 in the semifinal. Canada and the United States are the only countries to ever win gold at the Olympics. "That's one of the things that you can control, your energy, your effort, and pucks either end up over the goal line, or they don't". In fact, the Canadians need less than two weeks from all involved. (more...)
Groves Eubank Who Wins? David Haye Gives His Thoughts Groves Eubank Who Wins? David Haye Gives His Thoughts
- February 16, 2018

The two semifinals victors will battle for the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy. Not only is it a wise move from a fighter point of view but commercially due to the strength of the boxing market of the United Kingdom, with the increasing popularity of the sport in regards to attendances, viewing figures on television and revenues generated in comparison to other established boxing markets particularly the US. (more...)

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