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Jose Mourinho must manage Paul Pogba better, says Ian Wright
- February 21, 2018

On Paul Pogba & whether he would play; "I opened the training session today in the period we don't normally open". To play in a team like Manchester United . It still remains unclear whether Paul Pogba will have recovered from illness in time to start the game, but has travelled with the squad. Marcos Rojo , Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini and are definitely sidelined. (more...)
United States team eyes medals in women's cross country skiing United States team eyes medals in women's cross country skiing
- February 21, 2018

Norway's Marit Bjoergen and Sweden's Charlotte Kalla - two of the sport's greatest competitors - were ahead of Randall but never managed to break away from her. "I am very proud of our performance, I was really digging deep today to get the power over the last 100 meters, but today US was too strong and I really think they deserve the gold medal", Nilsson said. (more...)
Arsenal manager Wenger heaps praise on visionary Guardiola Arsenal manager Wenger heaps praise on visionary Guardiola
- February 21, 2018

When Arsenal lost 3-1 to Pep Guardiola's City at the Etihad in November they wore their black and pink third strip. Here is the Gunners' predicted starting XI in which Arsene Wenger rolls out the youth with the tie won and a cup final to worry about. (more...)
Women's March Organizers Planning National Student Walkout To Protest Gun Violence Women's March Organizers Planning National Student Walkout To Protest Gun Violence
- February 21, 2018

Scott said last week following the shootings that it was time to have a "real conversation" about school safety adding that "everything's on the table". These kids are inspiring. He also praised the "heroic efforts" of students and staff who put in place emergency procedures they had long trained for. (more...)
William Hill fined £6.2m by regulator William Hill fined £6.2m by regulator
- February 21, 2018

Commenting upon the situation, UKGC executive director Tim Miller explained that William Hill should have done a better job "checking the source of money and understanding their customers and ensuring that potentially vulnerable customers are properly protected". (more...)
Napoli regain top spot with club-record ninth win Napoli regain top spot with club-record ninth win
- February 21, 2018

Higuain has scored 24 times this season for the champions including a double in the first nine minutes of last Tuesday's Champions League game in Turin. "Today was not a great answer to 2-2 in the first leg but we will go to London convinced we can do it", said Allegri. With tensions already running high in the traditional "Derby Della Mole" the visitors were reeling after three minutes when Higuain landed awkwardly on his ankle as he rushed to pick up a Miralem Pjanic cross. (more...)
College Basketball Predictions: Rutgers vs. Ohio State 2/20/18
- February 21, 2018

Junior guard C.J. Jackson led Ohio State with 18 points on an 8-for-12 night from the floor, his largest scoring outpoint since scoring 19 against North Carolina on December 23. So the Buckeyes can take something good out of finding its stride on Tuesday. He still looks like he's playing with some exhausted legs. Jae'Sean Tate, also playing his last game at Value City Arena, had nine points and 10 rebounds. (more...)
How we will stop Sanchez - Sevilla coach How we will stop Sanchez - Sevilla coach
- February 21, 2018

Ahead of the first-leg fixture, Montella spoke of the Red Devils' new attacking talisman Alexis Sanchez, whom he remembers from his time in Serie A with Udinese, before his move to Barcelona. Sanchez created one of Lukaku's two goals in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Huddersfield on Saturday, and Young added: "You can see the combinations between them". (more...)
Lazio and De Vrij will part ways this summer, while Manchester United… Lazio and De Vrij will part ways this summer, while Manchester United…
- February 21, 2018

De Vrij has reportedly been targeted by league rivals Juventus and Inter Milan with interest also from English clubs Manchester City and Manchester United . 'We are withdrawing for reasons that we will explain later on. "He's always been an exceptional professional and he's given a lot to Lazio, and Lazio have given a lot to him, but at the end of the season, our paths will divide". (more...)
Mavericks acknowledge report of workplace misconduct Mavericks acknowledge report of workplace misconduct
- February 21, 2018

The Dallas Mavericks have reacted swiftly and strongly to an article from Sports Illustrated that detailed several examples of how uncomfortable of a work environment they harbored the past two decades. "There is no room for such conduct in the Mavericks' workplace - or any workplace.We are committed - to our employees, our team and our fans - to meet the goals of dignity, security and fairness that define the Dallas Mavericks", the statement reads. (more...)
National Football League free agency: Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry National Football League free agency: Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry
- February 21, 2018

Landry wants to work out a long-term deal with the Dolphins and will have until July 16 to finalize a contract. His 112 catches last season led the NFL . He also had a career-high nine touchdowns and set the record for the most receptions through the first four seasons of a career. The non-exclusive tag allows Landry to sign an offer sheet with another team. (more...)
New Zealand bat first against Australia in T20 final New Zealand bat first against Australia in T20 final
- February 21, 2018

Australia's stand-in T20 captain David Warner is going to rely on enterprising leadership as an answer to Eden Park's short boundaries for the tri-series final against New Zealand on Wednesday. Where's a mistimed pull shot going to go? "We think it adds to the colour of the global schedule when players have to adapt (to a smaller ground)". Over the top for six? The highest score in a T20 global is Australia's 3-263 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2016 - one of just three occasions ... (more...)
Conte defends 'incredible' Christensen after Barcelona error Conte defends 'incredible' Christensen after Barcelona error
- February 21, 2018

Luis Suarez flashed a strike across goal as Barcelona built pressure, but they were caught out by the sucker punch as Willian finally found his range after 62 minutes. " We paid dearly for one mistake ". (And all the others as well of course.) If we play like this the rest of the season, we'll accomplish at least our minimum targets. (more...)
Drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program Drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program
- February 21, 2018

Team USA's trio of Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen will face tough competition from Evgenia Medvedeva of the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation. Zagitova handled the free skate. "I guess I'm glad I delivered when it counted in the team event". Tennell, new to the Olympics, was the first skater of the day, not an enviable position. (more...)
Antonio Conte pays price for a cautious approach Antonio Conte pays price for a cautious approach
- February 21, 2018

After a goalless first half, Willian , who had twice hit the woodwork, put the hosts ahead with a low strike from outside the penalty area on 62 minutes. They followed the plan that we prepared. "When I went to choose the team I had to think about the best way to play, as much as having to choose Paulinho and having [Aleix] Vidal to come on", Valverde said. (more...)
CL: Marcos Alonso rejoins Chelsea training for Barcelona tie CL: Marcos Alonso rejoins Chelsea training for Barcelona tie
- February 21, 2018

They have gone unbeaten in La Liga this term and boast a very good defensive record. Applying the right tactics might win the game for Chelsea but we can not undermine the current Barcelona team and how are they playing at the moment. (more...)
Why Baker Mayfield Isn't Going To The 2018 NFL Draft Why Baker Mayfield Isn't Going To The 2018 NFL Draft
- February 21, 2018

Football fans everywhere by now have picked up on the endless debate of whether or not Oklahoma quarterback and 2017 Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield will make a splash in the pros. We have the talent. "There's a reason I'm going there and I'm going to throw". Davey O'Brien Legends victor on Ron Jaworkski on Baker Mayfield: I project him to be an outstanding National Football League player ... (more...)
Chicago Bears reportedly decline former Pro Bowl OG Josh Sitton's 2018 option Chicago Bears reportedly decline former Pro Bowl OG Josh Sitton's 2018 option
- February 21, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears are parting with veteran guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Jerrell Freeman . Freeman spent three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts where he topped 100 total tackles three times before coming to the Bears. (more...)
Torino coach Mazzarri on Juventus defeat Torino coach Mazzarri on Juventus defeat
- February 21, 2018

Luciano Spalletti's side, who were top of Serie A two months ago and unbeaten until December 16, are now fourth and could fall to fifth if Lazio beat Verona on Monday. "I think we were prefect, or more or less". AC Milan stretched its unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria. Bottom side Benevento also found a late victor from substitute Cheick Diabate to win 3-2 against Crotone, who themselves sit fourth-bottom, four points above the three-team drop zone. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang - The Highlights So Far Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang - The Highlights So Far
- February 21, 2018

Maia and Alex Shibutani , the siblings who helped the USA win team bronze, are making their second Olympic appearance. China (4-4) sit just outside a semi-final berth with one game to play against Sweden (5-2) and there is the possibility of three Asian teams making the last four. (more...)
Rays trade Souza Jr. to D-Backs Rays trade Souza Jr. to D-Backs
- February 21, 2018

In the deal, infielder Brandon Drury will be going to the New York Yankees and top pitching prospect Anthony Banda will go to the Rays. The Souza trade is a surprising followup to Saturday night's deals when the Rays traded RHP Jake Odorizzi to the Twins and DFA'd 2017 All-Star Corey Dickerson . (more...)
Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway
- February 21, 2018

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu , who won gold during the Sochi Olympics, did it again with a score of 317.85, making him the first male figure skater to win back-to-back gold medals in 66 years. A popular personality at these Olympics, he finished 10th. He's been interviewed by everyone, from the mainstream to the niche, and has transcended not only the sport of figure skating but the American audience. (more...)
JD Martinez agrees to 5-year, $110 million deal with Red Sox JD Martinez agrees to 5-year, $110 million deal with Red Sox
- February 21, 2018

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Red Sox and slugger J.D. Martinez have agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract, pending a physical. Martinez became the 18th player in Major League Baseball history (and 16th of the modern era) to hit four homers in a game. Needing just one more homer for that vaunted four-homer game, Martinez faced Wilmer Font in the ninth and etched his place in history. (more...)
Manchester United train ahead of flight to Seville
- February 21, 2018

Ander Herrera , Antonio Valencia and Marcus Rashford , who all missed the Huddersfield game, were also present at training. Manchester United head into their clash with Sevilla after having booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town on Saturday night. (more...)
Silva and Di Maria back for PSG after missing Madrid defeat Silva and Di Maria back for PSG after missing Madrid defeat
- February 20, 2018

He first slotted in a brilliant penalty awarded to Real after a foul on Toni Kroos and then scored his second from a Marco Asensio cross. Ronaldo was in good goalscoring form on Wednesday night as he struck twice against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 - both he and Mendes would consider a move to PSG if they can not secure a move to London. (more...)
Frankfurt edge Leipzig 2-1 to go 3rd in Bundesliga Frankfurt edge Leipzig 2-1 to go 3rd in Bundesliga
- February 20, 2018

The game was initially delayed by around ten minutes when Frankfurt ultras left the north-west terrace behind the goal and began to surround to the pitch holding banners reading: "The streets take back the game - Eintracht fans say NO to Mondays!" Instead of singing, fans whistled constantly for much of the game. (more...)
Transfer Rumour: Manchester United reignite interest in Toni Kroos Transfer Rumour: Manchester United reignite interest in Toni Kroos
- February 20, 2018

The Red Devils want to sign a midfielder in the summer, with Michael Carrick set to retire and Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini facing uncertain futures. However, The Independent reports that Kroos has been short-listed to potentially partner the France global, not to replace him, in a new-look midfield with Nemanja Matic . (more...)
Messi seeks to score against Blues as Besiktas travel to Bayern Messi seeks to score against Blues as Besiktas travel to Bayern
- February 20, 2018

The Bavarians have not lost at this stage of the competition since a dramatic away-goals defeat by Jose Mourinho's Inter, who had also beaten them in the final ten months previously. Facebook/ChampionsLeagueThe UEFA Champions League , considered the world's elite club competition for football, is now in its Round of 16 first leg stage. (more...)
The Queen Went to Fashion Week The Queen Went to Fashion Week
- February 20, 2018

Prior to the Richard Quinn show, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Designer Showroom to take in the collections seen on the runway a few days prior and meet with some of the emerging designers featured therein, along with Rush. Among the guests at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange event were Dame Anna Wintour (who arrived at the event without her trademark sunglasses), British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, designers Stella McCartney and Anya Hindmarch, and supermodels Naomi Campbell ... (more...)
Olympian Gus Kenworthy Shows Off Insane Bruise on Instagram Olympian Gus Kenworthy Shows Off Insane Bruise on Instagram
- February 20, 2018

This was the first time a gay kiss involving an Olympian was televised. He and figure skater Adam Rippon became the first openly gay American athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics this year. I definitely didn't see a gay athlete at the Olympics kissing their boyfriend. In addition to breaking his thumb in practice before the skiing finals, Kenworthy also shared on his Instagram Story February 16 that he had a hematoma on his hip that had been drained of six vials of blood. (more...)

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