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Barca sign Emerson but Betis to take Brazilian on loan Barca sign Emerson but Betis to take Brazilian on loan
- February 02, 2019

However, prior to his move to Barca, he will head to La Liga for the remainder of the campaign on a half-season loan to Real Betis , the Seville club have announced . Emerson is their fifth signing of the January transfer window after deals were also agreed to bring Jeison Murillo, Jean-Clair Todibo, Frenkie de Jong and Kevin-Prince Boateng to the club. (more...)
WINDIES Women notch winning return to cricket in Pakistan WINDIES Women notch winning return to cricket in Pakistan
- February 02, 2019

This is the first visit by a West Indian women's team to Pakistan since 2004 when an unofficial Test and seven ODIs were played at a time when women's cricket was still developing in the country. "I really believe in the potential of this team and we are willing to go forward and make sure go there and represent the people of the Caribbean to the best of our ability". (more...)
Former Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson passes away Former Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson passes away
- February 02, 2019

Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-'97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. He also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons (1992), New Orleans Saints (1993-94), Cowboys (1995-97) and Oakland Raiders (1998-99). In 1988 he led the National Football League with a 61.4 completion percentage, throwing for 2,746 yards and 15 touchdowns, both career highs. Born in Commerce, Texas, Wilson graduated from Commerce High School and lettered four years at East Texas State University, where he ... (more...)
Anthony Martial signs long-term contract extension with Manchester United Anthony Martial signs long-term contract extension with Manchester United
- February 02, 2019

Solskjaer admitted the 23-year-old has had "ups and down" since arriving at Old Trafford in 2015 but wants the Frenchman to follow in Ronaldo's footsteps having watched the Portuguese forward develop into one of the world's best while they were teammates under Sir Alex Ferguson. (more...)
Guardiola not anxious about Man City players’ social media use Guardiola not anxious about Man City players’ social media use
- February 01, 2019

City faced the prospect of slipping seven points behind Liverpool after a surprising 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Newcastle on Tuesday, and Guardiola has told his players that he expects a significant improvement when Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann from Florida Panthers Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann from Florida Panthers
- February 01, 2019

He had recorded 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 32 games this season and has 191 points (87 goals, 104 assists) during the course of his National Hockey League career. Sheahan, also acquired by the Penguins last season, has seven goals and nine points in 49 games this season. All four players involved in the trade are former first-round picks. (more...)
Todd Gurley Hopes Sony Michel Forgets Past Lessons In Super Bowl LIII Todd Gurley Hopes Sony Michel Forgets Past Lessons In Super Bowl LIII
- February 01, 2019

I like to just sit back and observe. "I am not surprised because I have seen it before", Davis said Wednesday when NFL Media analysts were made available. Michel was a member of the 2014 Georgia Bulldogs' star-studded backfield. His first memorable Gurley moment, came early on. "Like Percy Harvin, what did he have, a kickoff return touchdown?" "I remember when he first came in, he couldn't run and catch", the Rams running back told reporters, via ProFootballTalk . (more...)
Julius Peppers Announces Retirement After 17 Seasons Julius Peppers Announces Retirement After 17 Seasons
- February 01, 2019

In his rookie season, he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2002, where he recorded 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception, all while playing in only 12 games. ". The Super Bowl ring eluded me, but I don't need that to validate me", Peppers said. What's remarkable is how effective he remained even as he aged. (more...)
LeBron to return tonight vs. Clippers LeBron to return tonight vs. Clippers
- February 01, 2019

In that stretch, the Lakers also lost to injuries Rajon Rondo (sprained finger), who had since returned, and Lonzo Ball (Grade 3 ankle sprain), who'll likely sit out until the end of the month. A third said: "Goat is back". He and the Clippers' Lou Williams each scored 24 points in the game, while James added 14 rebounds and nine assists. (more...)
Horse trainer Weir quizzed on accusations Horse trainer Weir quizzed on accusations
- February 01, 2019

Police said a firearm and a "conducted energy device", reportedly a Taser, were also seized in the raids. Weir and a 38-year-old Yangery man, believed to be one of the trainer's foremen, Jarrod McLean, and a 26-year-old were questioned for hours on Wednesday. (more...)
Atsu sheds light on Newcastle's Premier League ambitions amid relegation fight Atsu sheds light on Newcastle's Premier League ambitions amid relegation fight
- February 01, 2019

Goals from Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie turned the game on its head after Sergio Aguero's opener after just 25 seconds. Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says his club are not giving up hope of catching Liverpool in the Premier League title race and that they will continue to fight until the end of the season. (more...)
Patriots paying for treatment, not ruling out Josh Gordon return Patriots paying for treatment, not ruling out Josh Gordon return
- February 01, 2019

And while the Patriots did return to the Super Bowl once again, Gordon is instead serving another ban for violating his terms of reinstatement to the NFL. That was Gordon's first Instagram post since the suspension landed. There are some other interesting details from the report, including that Gordon's suspension stemmed from diluted samples and that he will indeed receive a ring if the Patriots prevail on Sunday. (more...)
Asian Cup: UAE questions eligibility of two Qatar players before final Asian Cup: UAE questions eligibility of two Qatar players before final
- February 01, 2019

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dismissed the protest lodged by the United Arab Emirates Football Association over the eligibility of two of Qatar's players, the body said in a statement ahead of the final on Friday. "What we have achieved so far counts for nothing if we do not go out and do our utmost to go that one step further and win the cup", he concluded. Al-Rawi was suspended for the semifinal because of bookings but would be in line to play in the final. (more...)
Kvitova downs Azarenka to reach St Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarter-finals Kvitova downs Azarenka to reach St Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarter-finals
- February 01, 2019

Petersburg Ladies Trophy, BelTA has learned. Despite a awful performance on the second serve, Petra stayed ahead after saving four out of eight break points, keeping the pressure on Vika all the time and stealing six return games to prevail in straight sets. (more...)
Barcelona to meet Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-finals Barcelona to meet Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-finals
- February 01, 2019

The two teams will only have three days to recover before they face each other again when Madrid host Barcelona in La Liga on March 2. They came from behind against Levante and Sevilla having lost the first legs of both their last-16 and quarter-final clashes respectively, with Lionel Messi called into action at Camp Nou on both occasions having been rested for the away legs. (more...)
Denis Suarez disagrees with Unai Emery over his best position Denis Suarez disagrees with Unai Emery over his best position
- February 01, 2019

The Gunners signed Barca wideman Denis Suarez yesterday and had the opportunity to land his team-mate Malcom, but apparently balked at the size of the loan fee being demanded to bring him in from the Nou Camp. "I've spoken to Hector", Suarez said. Across his time at the Camp Nou, Suarez played in various positions: central midfield, attacking midfield and on the flanks. (more...)
Texas beats Kansas in Austin
- February 01, 2019

The loss was the second straight for the Jayhawks and knocked them out of a first-place tie in the Big 12. Texas Longhorns forward Jaxson Hayes (10) blocks a shot by Kansas Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett (0) in the first half at Frank Erwin Center. (more...)
Fulham sign winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on free transfer Fulham sign winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on free transfer
- February 01, 2019

Fulham have announced the shock signing of Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on a deal until the end of the season, in what the London club called a "free transfer", with the Reds describing it as a "permanent deal". "He has the support of our manager", Khan said. Premier League campaigners Fulham admitted they had "received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrovic " before sealing the move for Markovic. (more...)
Conor Mcgregor Thankful To Commission And Taunts Khabib After UFC 229 Suspensions Conor Mcgregor Thankful To Commission And Taunts Khabib After UFC 229 Suspensions
- February 01, 2019

Conor McGregor has thrown some serious shade at Khabib Nurmagomedov, after being handed a ban by the UFC. Nurmagomedov, a 30-year-old Russian, can have three months of his suspension reduced if he cooperates in the filming and distributing of an anti-bullying public service announcement (PSA). (more...)
Maple Leafs get defenceman Jake Muzzin in trade with Kings Maple Leafs get defenceman Jake Muzzin in trade with Kings
- February 01, 2019

Ultimately, the Leafs didn't have to give up anything on their roster to get Muzzin, and he brings a lot with him including a versatility to play throughout the backend while balancing good mobility advancing the puck and a strong defensive game in his own end. (more...)
Warriors conclude five-game trip with dominance over Pacers, 132-100 Warriors conclude five-game trip with dominance over Pacers, 132-100
- February 01, 2019

With six more 3-pointers Monday night, Curry became the first player in National Basketball Association history to make 200 3-pointers in fewer than 40 games to start his season. With the win, the Warriors completed a 5-0 cross-country road trip that reminded the rest of the league just how dominant this group can be when it is locked in and ready to play each night. (more...)
Liverpool fans' title nerves not necessary - Van Dijk Liverpool fans' title nerves not necessary - Van Dijk
- February 01, 2019

However, Klopp is happy with the five-point advantage they now have and spelled out just how hard they know life will be in the final three months of the season. "Chilwell is usually really involved in the offensive play, overlapping constantly and stuff like that, so I didn't want to give Rafa in his first game in that position such a big task". (more...)
Basketball: Steven Adams misses out on NBA All-Star selection Basketball: Steven Adams misses out on NBA All-Star selection
- February 01, 2019

Only Russell Westbrook , Kyle Lowry , Ben Simmons , James Harden and Jrue Holiday average more assists per game than Jokic, and all five are guards. Through 50 games, Jokic is averaging 20.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, all three of which lead the Nuggets. Significantly, the NBA All-Star reserve positions were chosen by the league's coaches. (more...)
Darren Weir awaits Racing Victoria action over shock treatment claims Darren Weir awaits Racing Victoria action over shock treatment claims
- February 01, 2019

Darren Weir left Racing Victoria's Flemington headquarters at about 9pm on Thursday night, with a stewards' investigation adjourned. The hugely successful trainer has nine horses running at Monnee Valley today including $2.65 favorite, Twitchy Frank, in race six. (more...)
Australia seeks Sri Lanka relief Australia seeks Sri Lanka relief
- February 01, 2019

The legendary leg-spinner also had a crack at selectors for sticking with Starc, who has taken 15 wickets at 36.5 in five Tests this summer, for the Manuka Oval clash against Sri Lanka. The Canberra Test is Australia's last before the Ashes tour to England in six months' time and there are still pieces to the puzzle for selectors to solve. (more...)
Tottenham consider move for Leicester City target Youri Tielemans Tottenham consider move for Leicester City target Youri Tielemans
- February 01, 2019

According to the same story, the Gunners will face plenty of competition for the Belgium global from within the Premier League . Jardim was not a fan of the player during his 1st stint with the club, and Tielemans was exceptionally close with departed coach Thierry Henry. (more...)
#3 UVA escapes, wins in OT at #23 NC State, 66-65 #3 UVA escapes, wins in OT at #23 NC State, 66-65
- February 01, 2019

The Wolfpack, coming off of a dramatic buzzer-beating win over Clemson on Saturday, erased a 14-point deficit in the second half. "I know it's a bad foul", Hunter said. U.Va. would maintain its lead the rest of the game. "But that just tells us we're right there". Diakite, Key and Huff each added 8 points, as Key hauled in a game-high 8 rebounds. (more...)
Bucks win streak snapped in OKC Bucks win streak snapped in OKC
- February 01, 2019

Tonight, the current front runner for the MVP defeated Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks , 118-112 . Down the stretch, you know where the ball's going to go. Durant has long credited Collison's leadership in easing his transition into the National Basketball Association when Durant arrived as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis Traded To Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Traded To Dallas Mavericks
- February 01, 2019

That money will be owed to recent first-rounders including Dennis Smith Jr . The Mavericks are hoping to re-sign Porzingis, who will be a restricted free agent, to a long-term deal this summer, and they are confident that veteran Dirk Nowitzki and Doncic can play significant roles in making that happen, a source told ESPN . (more...)
Kyrie Irving Reportedly Interested In Reuniting With LeBron James Kyrie Irving Reportedly Interested In Reuniting With LeBron James
- February 01, 2019

Marcus Morris scored 15 points, Al Horford had 14 and Gordon Hayward 12 for the Celtics. The Hornets also got 16 points from Malik Monk, 13 points from Nicolas Batum and 10 from Marvin Williams. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley, Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee are all free agents after this season. I don't have any control. (more...)

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