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We are ready to go to England and Australia, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar We are ready to go to England and Australia, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- February 25, 2018

He made me more comfortable at the other end. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who made the opposition batsmen dance to his tunes during ODI series, faced a horrid night at Centurion, where he was hit for 64 runs in his four overs. Jemimah Rodrigues takes a stunning catch at the boundary rope. South Africa , in response, stuttered right from the word go and lost wickets in clumps. (more...)
FBI's college basketball probe finds payments to top players FBI's college basketball probe finds payments to top players
- February 25, 2018

Newbill is one of about two dozen current or former college basketball players listed on documents obtained from a sports agency, under the category "loans to players". The latest Eye on College Basketball podcast is below. "It's a little concerning, just because it's not supposed to happen, but other than that, I'm not surprised, I'm sure schools do it all over". (more...)
Marit Bjoergen of Norway wins women's 30-km mass start gold Marit Bjoergen of Norway wins women's 30-km mass start gold
- February 25, 2018

The most decorated Winter Olympian of all time finished nearly two minutes ahead of Finland's Krista Pärmäkoski. The commanding triumph for Bjørgen, who made her debut 12 years ago in Turin, saw her equal the number of Winter Olympic Games gold medals won by compatriots Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Bjørn Dæhlie. (more...)
EPL: Abramovich considers Van Gaal as Conte's replacement EPL: Abramovich considers Van Gaal as Conte's replacement
- February 25, 2018

Watford scored three times in the final six minutes as 10-man Chelsea capitulated and Conte cut a dejected figure on the touchline, displaying none of the relentless energy and passion that has characterised his presence in the technical area since arriving at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Russians sing banned anthem after winning men's ice hockey gold Winter Olympics: Russians sing banned anthem after winning men's ice hockey gold
- February 25, 2018

It's the first gold in men's hockey for a Russian team since 1992. The OAR team that stepped on to the Gangneung Hockey Centre ice were certainly not the Soviet Big Red Machine that once ruled over global hockey and were shocked by an unheralded team of American college players at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics in what became known as the Miracle on Ice. (more...)
Stokes set to return for first ODI against NZ Stokes set to return for first ODI against NZ
- February 25, 2018

Stokes, who had been named in several England squads but subsequently ruled out of due to the ongoing legal process, entered a not guilty plea when he appeared in court on February 13 and then joined the team in New Zealand . Again, though, New Zealand nipped in when Colin Munro deceived Root with a knuckle ball which he played around, having been given a life at short cover on 69, to continue his wait for a century. (more...)
ESPN retracts an earlier on-air report of Sean Miller's firing ESPN retracts an earlier on-air report of Sean Miller's firing
- February 25, 2018

As expected, Romar said he didn't know anything about the alleged payments until the Yahoo! report came out. Ayton took breaking Oregon's press into his own hands, driving from half court for his most impressive move of the night, a powerful two-handed jam over Kenny Wooten, the Pac-12's best shot blocker. (more...)
Liverpool must make it into Champions League - Salah Liverpool must make it into Champions League - Salah
- February 25, 2018

The goal certainly settled the home side, who swiftly looked to double their advantage. Not that the likes of forward trio Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane require any fine tuning, of course, having each registered in that memorable Champions League last-16 tie in Portugal to continue their impressive campaigns. (more...)
Russia's Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of Winter Olympics medal after admitting doping charge Russia's Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of Winter Olympics medal after admitting doping charge
- February 25, 2018

Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova , representing the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team , have been stripped of their medals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reported on Thursday. It was added to the list of banned substances in sports in 2016. "This is by no means an admission of guilt, nor an end to the fight for our guys' honor", Svishchev said in a statement on the federation's website. (more...)
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola charged by FA over Catalonia yellow ribbon Manchester City's Pep Guardiola charged by FA over Catalonia yellow ribbon
- February 25, 2018

The Manchester City boss has carried the item on his clothing since the autumn in support of imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia. Guardiola, whose side face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, has until 6pm on Monday, 5 March to respond to the charge. (more...)
Arsenal could halt City's silverware success Arsenal could halt City's silverware success
- February 25, 2018

Charlie Nicholas said : "It's always the problems with the smaller teams, and they've been lucky this season". Wenger also dismissed any downplay of the League Cup final. The two Premier League heavyweights will go toe-to-toe at Wembley, with the victor claiming the first piece of major domestic silverware of the 2017/18 campaign. (more...)
Tiafoe, Gojowczyk To Meet In Delray Beach Final Tiafoe, Gojowczyk To Meet In Delray Beach Final
- February 25, 2018

Tiafoe now faces Gojowczyk in the final after the German earned his eighth victory in a row against American opposition with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Steve Johnson . In the early afternoon, Tiafoe finished off Hyeon Chung of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on an eighth match point in a rain-delayed quarterfinal. Tiafoe failed to take advantage of three match points Friday night before the match was stopped. (more...)
Paul Heyman Says Brock Lesnar Is Ready For A UFC Return Paul Heyman Says Brock Lesnar Is Ready For A UFC Return
- February 25, 2018

One of the biggest questions as we come up on "Wrestlemania XXXIV" is what happens to Brock Lesnar . Despite Lesnar now being 40-years-old and almost two years removed from his last professional MMA match, many fans look at him and still believe that he is capable of stepping into the Octagon and coming out victorious. (more...)
Liverpool win had everything - Klopp enthuses over West Ham's Anfield rout Liverpool win had everything - Klopp enthuses over West Ham's Anfield rout
- February 25, 2018

Liverpool leapfrogged Manchester United, who play Chelsea on Sunday, as Klopp's side took this season's goal tally to 103 during a routine victory at Anfield. If only one player is flexible and fluent, it doesn't help. "It is hard to be top, Manchester City are too far away, but of course we want to finish second", said the German, whose six league goals represent the best haul of his Liverpool career which could be in its final season as his contract expires at the end of the campaign. (more...)
Russell Westbrook Calls Out Zaza Pachulia for Being a Dirty Player Russell Westbrook Calls Out Zaza Pachulia for Being a Dirty Player
- February 25, 2018

Late in that third quarter Russell Westbrook drove to the hoop against Nick Young , with both parties falling to the ground at the end of the play. He fell over my leg, tried to hurt me. Westbrook's Thunder teammate, Paul George , agreed that Pachulia fell on Westbrook intentionally. The Warriors beat the Thunder 112-80, but players are likely leaving this game more concerned about this specific play and hoping the league will take a look at this. (more...)
Aberdeen: Derek McInnes expects to face Celtic's strongest side Aberdeen: Derek McInnes expects to face Celtic's strongest side
- February 25, 2018

Neat and tidy on the ball, he worked tirelessly off it - qualities evident in his current captain, Graeme Shinnie, a player who operates as a physical manifestation of McInnes on the pitch: "He demonstrates everything I want my team to be". (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte defends Willian management Chelsea boss Conte defends Willian management
- February 25, 2018

I have to make the best choices for the team, do not I? Antonio Conte has promised as explosive a performance on the touchline of Old Trafford as ever after revealing he received a telling-off from his father. "But about this player I can talk only really well because he played with us last season", Conte said. In that moment I am alone. I don't see what happens on the other bench'. (more...)
OAR beat Germany in overtime to win men's hockey gold OAR beat Germany in overtime to win men's hockey gold
- February 25, 2018

More than 200 fans that cheered for the team all tournament sang the Russian anthem, too, but the players did them one better and bellowed the anthem over the top of the Olympic anthem as the Olympic flag rose to the rafters. The skill primarily from the Kontinental Hockey League was on full display - and the Russians needed it against disciplined, opportunistic Germany, which had all of its players from leagues in its homeland. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp wants Sadio Mane to sign new contract at Liverpool Jurgen Klopp wants Sadio Mane to sign new contract at Liverpool
- February 25, 2018

I'm really proud of Roberto, how he dealt with it. Every day I see and feel that, even in the warm-up, so it is a fantastic atmosphere. "I'm a Liverpool fan and I want Liverpool to be successful". The Reds boss said: "I am really happy we did not have to play immediately after the Porto game because it would have been quite hard from this really big result to get the concentration for the really hard job against West Ham". (more...)
Gary Neville believes Marcus Rashford's situation at Manchester United is not unusual Gary Neville believes Marcus Rashford's situation at Manchester United is not unusual
- February 25, 2018

But former United defender Neville is not anxious about Rashford's future at the club. No [It's not a concern]. "At times he has mostly played wide and that is not really his main position, but I think he will accept that position because he wants to play." Other players, Nemanja Vidic at times, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, myself, all players who have played 400, 500, 600 games for the club have been dropped. (more...)
USA curlers' first gold medals were the wrong ones USA curlers' first gold medals were the wrong ones
- February 25, 2018

The team upset gold medal favorites Sweden, 10 - 7 in the gold medal match. "Im so proud I was able to do something similar". Skipper John Shuster threaded the needle for a flawless shot to take two Sweden stones out of the scoring range and give America five scoring stones, creating a virtually insurmountable 10-5 lead. (more...)
Miracurl on Ice: USA wins first curling gold at Winter Olympics Miracurl on Ice: USA wins first curling gold at Winter Olympics
- February 25, 2018

There were still two ends to play, but an incredible five-point shot was all Shuster and his team needed to capture the United States' first-ever Olympic title, capping an incredible comeback for the Americans at these Pyeongchang Games. Mr. T, the actor best known for playing B.A. Baracus in the 1980s hit series "The A Team" tweeted he was "proud" of the team, signing off with the hashtag "curling is cool fool". (more...)
NASCAR's Sunday race at Atlanta moved back to 1:06 pm ET NASCAR's Sunday race at Atlanta moved back to 1:06 pm ET
- February 25, 2018

Kyle Busch streaked to the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he laid down a lap of 184.652 miles per hour during Friday's three-stage qualifying . Driver introductions at AMS are scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Practice for the Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway started with Noontime laps around the mile and a half track. (more...)
Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98 Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98
- February 25, 2018

In their first game back from the All-Star break, the Boston Celtics snap a three-game losing streak with a 110-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night behind Daniel Theis' career-high 19 points. As a team, the Hornets shot 49 percent from the field and 17 of 39 from the three-point line as they jumped out to an early double-digit lead after pouring in 36 points in the first quarter. (more...)
Chris Lynn still a chance to play in Indian Premier League Chris Lynn still a chance to play in Indian Premier League
- February 25, 2018

Chris is disappointed at missing the Pakistan Super League but he will be making every effort to play in the Indian Premier League and, if selected, the five one-dayers for Australia in England in June, ' cricket.com.au quoted Atkinson, as saying. (more...)
Real Madrid interested in Anthony Martial as talks stall over new contract Real Madrid interested in Anthony Martial as talks stall over new contract
- February 25, 2018

After the arrival of Alexis Sanchez , the 22-year-old was thought to be considering his future at Old Trafford , with his current deal expiring at the end of next season. The talent the 22-year-old possesses confirms Spurs are not the only side interested in his services as Inter are said to be one of several other European clubs keeping tabs on the situation. (more...)
Bayern Miss Out On Record Win As They Are Held By Hertha Bayern Miss Out On Record Win As They Are Held By Hertha
- February 25, 2018

Yet despite missing out on a club record 15th straight victory, Heynckes praised his players for their efforts against a determined Hertha side. The dominant hosts failed to find a way past a resolute Hertha rearguard as Bayern failed to win for the first time in any competition since late November. (more...)
Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to Panthers for 3rd-round pick Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to Panthers for 3rd-round pick
- February 25, 2018

As for the Florida Panthers , Vatrano is only 23 and has found success finding the back of the net in the past. He had just two goals in 25 games this year with 22 penalty minutes. He also shined with the Providence Bruins in the 36 games he spent in the AHL lighting the lamp 36 times and racking up 55 points. Vatrano (lower body) and Bjork were both out of the lineup because of injuries, but while both were on the season-opening roster, neither had been a consistent contributor for months. (more...)
United Kingdom says Knox's eligibility not threatened by Yahoo Sports story United Kingdom says Knox's eligibility not threatened by Yahoo Sports story
- February 25, 2018

After an internal review, the University of Kentucky has concluded that no player's eligibility is threatened by the Yahoo Sports story that implicated United Kingdom in the ongoing FBI investigation of college basketball. United Kingdom athletics director Mitch Barnhart said in a statement: "We are aware of the report today by Yahoo!" Knox is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Wildcats this season. (more...)
Liverpool eyeing move for unsettled Real Madrid youngster in the summer Liverpool eyeing move for unsettled Real Madrid youngster in the summer
- February 25, 2018

And, as per a report from Don Balon earlier this week, the North London duo have since been joined by Liverpool in the race for the Real Madrid youngster, with Jurgen Klopp eager to add to his midfield options at Anfield this summer following the departure of Philippe Coutinho and expected exit of Emre Can. (more...)

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