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Fantastic Fred Gives Shakhtar Edge Over Roma Fantastic Fred Gives Shakhtar Edge Over Roma
- February 22, 2018

Eusebio Di Francesco's side was a surprise victor of a group including Chelsea and Atletico Madrid and it impressed in the first half, with Shakhtar perhaps slow to start in just its second game back from a long mid-season break. Shakhtar could have enjoyed an even bigger lead had it not been for a stunning second half save from Alisson. The hosts continued to cut apart the Roma defence, but Brazil keeper Alisson was on top form as he palmed away a shot from Marlos, before springing to ... (more...)
Cavendish abandons Abu Dhabi tour after crash Cavendish abandons Abu Dhabi tour after crash
- February 22, 2018

Cavendish won stage 3 at the Dubai Tour and was second on the opening stage at last week's Tour of Oman. "It's a great feeling to start off like this in a new team". Cyclingnews will have full coverage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, with live updates of the action, stage reports, photo galleries and exclusive news. "We have a strong squad here for Abu Dhabi which will look to make the most of the opportunities presented to us this week". (more...)
Yankees Add Drury, D-Backs Get Souza In 3-Team Trade Yankees Add Drury, D-Backs Get Souza In 3-Team Trade
- February 22, 2018

In exchange, the Rays received left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda , two players to be named later from Arizona and minor league second baseman Nick Solak from NY. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Jabari Blash for assignment. Meanwhile, Chris Owings and Daniel Descalso provide Arizona with in-house options at second base. (more...)
United Kingdom soccer coach jailed for 30 years United Kingdom soccer coach jailed for 30 years
- February 22, 2018

He was found guilty on Tuesday of 36 charges of sex abuse against 10 complainants. Wednesday proved to be the first time that Bennell had been in the court, having previously appeared via video-link during his five-week trial due to an illness. (more...)
Austin Dillon wins overtime Daytona 500 as 2018 NASCAR season starts Austin Dillon wins overtime Daytona 500 as 2018 NASCAR season starts
- February 22, 2018

I was the youngest guy by far in the Xfinity Series at the time. Wile and Dillon also unveiled the new logo for the 2019 DAYTONA 500 . "I'm in reasonably good shape and I have other things I'd like to do", he said. It spoiled what should have been a Team Penske party - vehicle owner Roger Penske had three contenders, all considered favorites - but all came up empty. (more...)
Mel Kiper has Browns taking Josh Allen with top pick Mel Kiper has Browns taking Josh Allen with top pick
- February 22, 2018

Rosen, Mayfield, Allen or any other quarterback Miami might select with the No. 11 pick presumably would serve as the backup to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill , as opposed to competing with Tannehill for the starting job . "It's just the nature of that offense", Kiper said of the Wyoming attack. However, his inconsistency in the pocket, coupled with his worryingly low career completion percentage of 56.2 playing in a lesser division, make him a hard prospect to judge. (more...)
Sevilla vs Manchester United Sevilla vs Manchester United
- February 22, 2018

He has netted 17 goals this season and provided two assists in 30 games across all competitions. Since returning to Sevilla , Navas has helped his hometown club reach the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and the Champions League last 16, and Navas has warned their opponents not to take them lightly. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United have chance to win Champions League' Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United have chance to win Champions League'
- February 22, 2018

Leading the line for the Spanish outfit will be striker Wissam Ben Yedder. Last year Shakhtar's owners chose to switch their "home" venue to the eastern city of Kharkiv, 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of their native Donetsk. Manchester United travel to Spain dreaming of Champions League glory with their hopes of catching Manchester City in the Premier League all but over. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery has rotator cuff surgery Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery has rotator cuff surgery
- February 22, 2018

But despite the injury to his shoulder, he still had a strong debut campaign for the Eagles after coming over in the offseason. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery helped the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl while playing through a torn rotator cuff all season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . (more...)
Another record ahead for Virat Kohli Another record ahead for Virat Kohli
- February 21, 2018

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Jon-Jon Smuts, AB de Villiers , JP Duminy (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Christiaan Jonker, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso. Shikhar Dhawan , who scored 323 runs in the ODIs with South Africa , is at tenth. "Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's eight wickets have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position", the ICC release added. (more...)
In Downhill Finale, Lindsey Vonn Shows the Grit That's Made Her Golden In Downhill Finale, Lindsey Vonn Shows the Grit That's Made Her Golden
- February 21, 2018

Vonn now has 81 World Cup triumphs and to get the six more she needs to become the most successful skier of all-time could well take her more than a single season. Her No. 1 rival - in her mind, and in the mind of many observers - is Italy's Sofia Goggia . The event features two of the best skiers in the world, Americans Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn , and while it's Vonn vs. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn Appears To Confirm Speculation This Will Be Her Final Olympics Lindsey Vonn Appears To Confirm Speculation This Will Be Her Final Olympics
- February 21, 2018

In her Olympics career, Vonn had previously won two medals - a gold in the downhill and a bronze in the Super-G. "It's about me and my skiing and not the others", said the Italian after clinching her first Olympic medal in any discipline. (more...)
Lynn to miss PSL, hopes to get fit for IPL Lynn to miss PSL, hopes to get fit for IPL
- February 21, 2018

It comes after Lynn had his left shoulder reconstructed past year, having also struggled with calf and hamstring issues. He added, "At this stage Chris will not travel to the Pakistan Super League in Dubai". In the last edition of the Indian Premier League while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Lynn had dislocated his left shoulder while attempting to take a catch and that had forced him out of the tournament for three weeks. (more...)
United States men's Olympic medal dreams fade in shootout United States men's Olympic medal dreams fade in shootout
- February 21, 2018

We haven't had any easy games in the tournament. Petr Koukal scored the victor, the only player to score on US goaltender Ryan Zapolski in the shootout. The American men's team started this game less than 24 hours after the end of their last match - a 5-1 win over Slovakia. "Anytime you get a chance to represent your country it is a special moment", US captain Brian Gionta. (more...)
Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for violating drug program Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for violating drug program
- February 21, 2018

The official Major League Baseball press release did not specify the drug, however, or say "drug of abuse". Generally, if it's a "drug of abuse" suspension (such as marijuana) or a PED, the league says so. The 20-year-old Whitley is a top MLB prospect, ranking 10th on the list of 2018's top prospects by Baseball America . He was expected to start the season in Corpus Christi, with a good chance to reach Triple-A Fresno and possibly pitch in the majors by the end of the season, according to ... (more...)
Winter Olympics: Great Britain's men face curling play-off after defeat against USA Winter Olympics: Great Britain's men face curling play-off after defeat against USA
- February 21, 2018

Canada finishes 6-3 and will take on the U.S.in the semifinals Thursday morning at 6 a.m. EST. The winners of the two semifinals will play for a gold medal. After a strong start, the Americans had conceded two consecutive steals to the Brits, with Shuster missing with the hammer in the third and fourth ends and conceding the United States' lead. (more...)
Women's Curling: Team Canada out of the medals at the Olympics Women's Curling: Team Canada out of the medals at the Olympics
- February 21, 2018

Muirhead capitalised superbly, her ninth-end shot restricting Homan to a one -point lead going into the last, before she packed the house on the final end and secured the two she needed for victory without having to use her final stone. "It showed we have the determination and patience to see it through". Canada's world champion women's curling team is out of the running for an Olympic medal after a shocking loss to Britain. (more...)
Virat crosses 900-point mark in test & odi Virat crosses 900-point mark in test & odi
- February 21, 2018

Along with Kohli's Test ranking of 912 points, he joins South African great AB de Villiers as the only players to rank above 900 points in Tests and ODIs at the same time . "The next two series in Australia and England will define him as a captain". After getting married in December previous year , the tour of South Africa has indeed been a honeymoon period for Kohli . (more...)
Champions League: Chelsea rues late Barcelona goal as Bayern Munich pummel Besiktas Champions League: Chelsea rues late Barcelona goal as Bayern Munich pummel Besiktas
- February 21, 2018

The Barcelona captain teed up Lionel Messi , who cooly slotted home from the edge of the area. Antonio Conte felt Chelsea were close to delivering a "perfect" game against Barcelona in the Champions League before Lionel Messi's leveller salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Catalan giants. (more...)
Florida Legislator's Aide Is Fired After He Calls Parkland Students 'Actors' Florida Legislator's Aide Is Fired After He Calls Parkland Students 'Actors'
- February 21, 2018

After a gunman walked into their school and opened fire, killing 17 people and leaving dozens wounded, a number of students from Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, have appeared on television programs to call for stricter gun control laws . (more...)
Leganes vs. Real Madrid Leganes vs. Real Madrid
- February 21, 2018

The Portugal forward missed Real's first four games of the campaign due to suspension for pushing a referee but has started every league match since, scoring 11 goals in 19 appearances. "He has sustained a hamstring problem which is why he didn't train and he is focusing on recovering as quickly as possible", he said . A victory would take them two points above Marcelino's Los Che, but they still have some ground to make up on second placed Atletico Madrid, who remain unbeaten in 2018. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 21, 2018

Vonn's racing helmet features the initials 'D.K.' and a heart in memory of grandfather Don Kildow, who died in November. Lindsey Vonn also confirmed that this race was nearly certainly her last Olympic downhill. However, her sisters Laura and Karin told Reuters that they would "never say never" when it came to Vonn's career. Entering the final week of the 2018 Winter Games , Norway and Germany are leading the gold medal race, with 11 each. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in Olympic downhill behind Italy's Goggia
- February 21, 2018

The American had been among the favorites to win gold in her strongest event but a mistake-free run was not enough to hold off Italy's Sofia Goggia , who captured Olympic gold and shed her label as one of the world's best skiers to have never won a major title on the biggest stage possible. (more...)
Canada's Brady Leman wins ski cross gold at 2018 Winter Olympics Canada's Brady Leman wins ski cross gold at 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 21, 2018

Canada's Brady Leman banished his Winter Olympic Games demons as he clinched the men's ski cross gold medal in a dramatic final race at Pyeongchang 2018 today. Leman told reporters his victory was vindication for the Canadian programme which he described as the best in the world, but Chapuis said it came down to little differences on the day. (more...)
José Mourinho: Paul Pogba back but not under pressure José Mourinho: Paul Pogba back but not under pressure
- February 21, 2018

Much has been discussed over whether the position Pogba plays in the centre of United's midfield is best for him and the team, with Ryan Giggs and Graeme Souness recently stating he should be moved to the left. Ultimately, for Pogba to be a success at United, it depends on Mourinho playing him in his best position, but it also relies on Pogba knuckling down and working at ironing out his flaws. (more...)
Devin McCourty: Malcolm Butler Knew He Wasn't Going To Start SB LII Devin McCourty: Malcolm Butler Knew He Wasn't Going To Start SB LII
- February 21, 2018

We'll get to Brady/Bledsoe stuff in a bit as that's its own awesome topic but when the Patriots chose to get rid of Bledsoe they did so in stunning fashion - by trading the then franchise-record holding QB to the Buffalo Bills. "We all knew he wasn't starting all week. That wasn't a secret to the guys on the team", McCourty told NJ.com . McCourty had nothing but praise for Butler. (more...)
Serena Williams Reveals She 'Almost Died' After Giving Birth Last Year Serena Williams Reveals She 'Almost Died' After Giving Birth Last Year
- February 21, 2018

Williams returned to the sport alongside her sister Venus in America's Fed Cup win over the Netherlands earlier this month. In an op-ed written for CNN the 36-year-old, who married her Reddit cofounder husband, Alexis Ohanian in a luxe ceremony in November, has chose to relive her terrifying childbirth to shine a light on the state of healthcare for mothers and children globally. (more...)
For Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn, others, Twitter's another Olympic challenge For Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn, others, Twitter's another Olympic challenge
- February 21, 2018

Starting 19th in the field of 39 skiers, Mowinckel knocked Vonn from the silver position to bronze , finishing in 1:39.31. Having won downhill gold at Vancouver 2010, injury prevented Vonn from defending her title in Sochi four years later, and in the absence of Mikaela Shiffrin - who skipped the event due to scheduling conflicts - many predicted that Vonn's bid for a second gold would be a straight shootout with Goggia. (more...)
Ryder Cup: Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker named vice captains for U.S. team Ryder Cup: Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker named vice captains for U.S. team
- February 21, 2018

Tiger responded from Riviera last week to a query about whether he would be most helpful to Team USA with sticks in his hand or motoring around Le Golf National in a golf cart. In the roles Furyk has picked Woods and Stricker to play, the two will join Davis Love III , skipper of the victorious 2016 US team, as vice captains. (more...)
Virat Kohli just 18 runs short for 2K runs in T20Is Virat Kohli just 18 runs short for 2K runs in T20Is
- February 21, 2018

Centurion: India's head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the sheer impact of Virat Kohli's brilliance makes him "world's best batsman" at the moment. Entire credit should go to the leader. In that respect, Bhuvneshwar is a very crafty bowler who has a lot of variation, with pace and slower deliveries, which he uses well in the death overs. (more...)

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