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David Warner admits England are 'setting the benchmark' in ODIs David Warner admits England are 'setting the benchmark' in ODIs
- January 18, 2018

In all departments they outplayed us and we struggled big time and so for us to play the way we played yesterday and beat them was brilliant. If people think it was over the top, then that's their own opinion. Several peripheral players are also seeking deals in a sign of Australian determination to be fully prepared in 18 months' time amid growing concerns of Ashes clashes being dominated by the home team. (more...)
Cyril Ramaphosa vows to unite ANC after rise to leadership Cyril Ramaphosa vows to unite ANC after rise to leadership
- January 18, 2018

As a start, we believe there must be no hesitation in mobilising your national executive committee (NEC) to recall Zuma and get rid of the many rotten apples that he and his family have surrounded themselves with - such as the Gupta family , and the likes of Roy Moodley and others. (more...)
El Classico: Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona El Classico: Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
- January 18, 2018

The champions needed to win this one but are now 14 points behind their great rivals after losing 3-0 and they can have no complaints. Substitute Aleix Vidal added a third in stoppage time , and the title now looks nearly certain to return to the Nou Camp as La Liga prepares to enter its winter break. (more...)
Falcons KO Bucs to stay in NFC South chase Falcons KO Bucs to stay in NFC South chase
- January 18, 2018

At 9-5, they're within one game of the NFC South division-leading New Orleans Saints and are also one game ahead of the Detroit Lions , Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks while holding the conference's second wild-card spot. Jameis Winston is completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,774 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Monday night served as a great reminder to the special talent that Winston has. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick says he's completing $1 million donation pledge Colin Kaepernick says he's completing $1 million donation pledge
- January 18, 2018

Thank you brother for all the hard work! The collaborative effort is the final part of the former National Football League quarterback's $ 1 million dollar pledge that he's spread out over the course of a year, donating to a wide array of organizations dedicated to social justice. (more...)
Chelsea v Norwich confirmed line-ups: Conte names much-changed side Chelsea v Norwich confirmed line-ups: Conte names much-changed side
- January 18, 2018

Daniel Farke's side drew 0-0 against Chelsea What time is kick-off? He is having this possibility to show that he deserves to play for Chelsea . He's showing in every game that I made this decision with him - against Everton , against Bournemouth - and showed me he's ready, to be ready to face this type of game. (more...)
Joshua v Parker: David Price wants Alexander Povetkin bout on undercard Joshua v Parker: David Price wants Alexander Povetkin bout on undercard
- January 18, 2018

That's why I don't bite at what he says. Joshua already has Parker on the ropes after the doping accusations were withdrawn on Tuesday. Parker, 26, who is 24-0, introduced himself to the British public when he defended his title against Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena in September. (more...)
Tom Brady misses news conference to meet with medical staff
- January 18, 2018

The veteran signal-caller was slated to address the media Wednesday afternoon, but the team instead said he would not be speaking due to a meeting with the medical staff. Brady has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career and was named the Pro Football Writers of America MVP for the third time on Wednesday after another standout season. (more...)
Ponting knows nothing about England dressing room: Root Ponting knows nothing about England dressing room: Root
- January 18, 2018

He knows that, the staff know that and I'm sure they'll work it out". Former test cricketer Mike Atherton called on the umpires to protect the English tailenders from hat he described as "bodyline" bowling. I have my own way of doing things - I think it's important you don't try to be something you're not. "It's quite evenly paced, there's no real sideways movement, no real swing and it doesn't spin much. (more...)
Canada to gain bronze medal due to Russian doping Canada to gain bronze medal due to Russian doping
- January 18, 2018

However, Medvedeva, who is undefeated the last two years, reportedly said in a speech to International Olympic Committee members earlier this month that she "can not accept" competing in PyeongChang as a neutral athlete. Russian Federation denies allegations of state-sponsored doping of its athletes, and has questioned the reliability of whistleblowers behind numerous claims, including former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov. (more...)
South Africa tickled pink as Markram, Morkel make Zimbabwe toil South Africa tickled pink as Markram, Morkel make Zimbabwe toil
- January 17, 2018

Zimbabwe were effectively disadvantaged by being asked to bowl, and then doing it a little too well. Andrew Hudson (135) and Brian McMillan (98*) then steered South Africa to a commanding first-innings lead of 176, despite an impressive return from left-arm seamer Bryan Strang (5/101). (more...)
Theo Walcott seals £20m Everton switch Theo Walcott seals £20m Everton switch
- January 17, 2018

Walcott was seen entering Everton's training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday afternoon, and has completed and passed a medical ahead of his transfer. "I'm dead excited and I just want to do what I do best which is playing football and expressing myself because I'm excited again, I really am". That player comes in the form of their striker signing Cenk Tosun who joined the club from Besiktas recently. (more...)
North and South Korea to unite under one flag at Winter Olympics
- January 17, 2018

North and South Korea have announced that they will march together in the Winter Olympics under the same flag. Officials from both countries will present their plan to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne on Saturday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the nations not to allow North Korea to "drive a wedge through our resolve" and impressed on them the need to continue to pressure Kim's government. (more...)
Joe Castiglione | New CFP Selection Committee Member Joe Castiglione | New CFP Selection Committee Member
- January 17, 2018

Mullens will be joined by several new members of the committee and they arrive as follows. Stansbury is in his second year as the athletics director at Georgia Tech , his ninth as a Division I A.D. In addition to his stints as A.D.at Georgia Tech (2016-present), Oregon State (2015-16), UCF (2012-15) and East Tennessee State (2000-03), Stansbury has also served as an associate A.D.at Oregon State (2003-12) and Houston (1997-2000). (more...)
Spurs announce Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely to rehab right quad injury
- January 17, 2018

He wants to play badly. The two-time All-Star, 26, missed the Spurs' first 27 games because of the quadriceps problem. "It hasn't responded the way we wanted it to", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told on Wednesday. Leonard's played in just one of the Spurs' last five games. In his nine games, Leonard averaged 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 23.3 minutes. (more...)
Bowe to retire at end of season Bowe to retire at end of season
- January 17, 2018

Ulster wrote on its official Twitter account: "Thanks for the memories, ". Bowe began his career with Ulster back in 2003, scoring on his debut, in the first of two spells with the Irish province. Ulster skipper Rory Best has vowed the squad will aim to see Tommy Bowe finish his final season as a professional on a high. "To my teammates; the bond of going out onto the field together and the most special feeling in a changing room after a win are what I am going to treasure in the last few ... (more...)
Arsenal's Petr Cech accepts blame for equaliser in loss at Bournemouth Arsenal's Petr Cech accepts blame for equaliser in loss at Bournemouth
- January 17, 2018

And Wenger has admitted that his side lacked the required intensity and creativity to get the better of their hosts. "When you lose games like we have so far this season away from home, where we were in a position to win, you leave yourself a mountain to climb". (more...)
Wenger anxious about 'lacklustre' Arsenal Wenger anxious about 'lacklustre' Arsenal
- January 17, 2018

Record signing Alexandre Lacazette and fellow attacker Danny Welbeck struggled to make an impact at the Vitality Stadium, leaving Wenger searching for solutions in the final third, as he braces himself for the likely departure of Sanchez to Manchester City or Manchester United. (more...)
Constitution bench begins hearing on Aadhaar validity Constitution bench begins hearing on Aadhaar validity
- January 17, 2018

A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , is hearing the petitions. Lawyer Shyam Divan said Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity number, was an instrument that "enabled the state to profile its citizens, track their movements and affect their social behaviour". (more...)
England head coach Eddie Jones signs two-year contract extension England head coach Eddie Jones signs two-year contract extension
- January 17, 2018

The Australian was due to step down after the 2019 World Cup but will now work alongside his eventual successor, who the Rugby Football Union hope to appoint by 2020, until his departure. "Under Eddie's leadership, we have risen from eighth to second in the world - and Eddie won't be satisfied until we are number one". The Australian took charge weeks after the 2015 World Cup. (more...)
Marko Grujic completes loan move to Cardiff City Marko Grujic completes loan move to Cardiff City
- January 17, 2018

Grujic is now well down the pecking order in Jurgen Klopp's first-team plans at Anfield and the manager is willing to loan him away so that he can get regular playing time under his belt. Promotion-chasing Middlesbrough and Cardiff have both expressed an interest to Liverpool in taking Grujic on loan and Boro boss Tony Pulis and Cardiff chief Neil Warnock have spoken to the player to try and persuade him to make the move to their respective clubs. (more...)
Kyrgios locks down Open third-round spot Kyrgios locks down Open third-round spot
- January 17, 2018

After missing a match point and a couple of loose forehands, Kyrgios was broken by Troicki, who forced the final set into a tiebreak. The Spaniard dropped just three games in the opening round and his second win was also comfortable, overcoming Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in two hours, 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. (more...)
Kiffin hires Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU's new OC Kiffin hires Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU's new OC
- January 17, 2018

So, to rewind: A former Tennessee coach and Alabama offensive coordinator has hired a former Florida and Alabama analyst (but without position coaching experience) who is barely older than his players as the offensive coordinator of a program that's rapidly becoming one of the most unpredictable teams in the FBS. (more...)
Eagles OT Johnson's dog mask a jab at underdog tag Eagles OT Johnson's dog mask a jab at underdog tag
- January 17, 2018

On the line on Sunday is a trip to Super Bowl LII. While underdogs are just 11-23 in conference championship games since 2000, the home 'dogs are 3-3, including the 2008 Cardinals team that beat the Eagles as a 3.5-point 'dog to advance to Super Bowl XLIII. (more...)
Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage, bike leader Van Beveren crashes out Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage, bike leader Van Beveren crashes out
- January 17, 2018

Mena is now just 20 minutes behind stage leader Matthias Walkner of KTM . After an unexpected break due to the cancellation of stage 9 , the competitors tackled the first full stage in Argentina. It was really at the limit because it's so hard to follow the course and all these small rivers, but in the end it was a really good day for me I think. (more...)

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