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Mkhitaryan Agrees to Sanchez Swap Deal, Set for Arsenal Mkhitaryan Agrees to Sanchez Swap Deal, Set for Arsenal
- January 21, 2018

But after Nacho Monreal (6′), Alex Iwobi (10′) and Laurent Koscielny (13′) put Arsenal into a commanding first-half lead, Lacazette netted a quick-fire fourth on 22 minutes, with only Luka Milivojevic on target for Palace on 78 minutes. So close, so close, so close, if it doesn't happen it is not going to happen. That's why it takes longer", the Frenchman said, adding: "I expect it to happen. (more...)
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Premier League preview Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Premier League preview
- January 21, 2018

Arsenal were far from done as the duo of Laurent Koscielny in the 13th minute and Laurent Koscielny in the 22nd minute helped the host race to a 4-0 lead in the first half. Now watching their top-four aspirations slip rapidly away, the Gunners need to start mounting wins fast if they're going to stay in the hunt for a Champions League spot. (more...)
North to send 22 athletes for Games North to send 22 athletes for Games
- January 21, 2018

IOC, president Thomas Bach (center) from Germany shakes hands with North Koreas Sports Minister Kim Il Guk (left) and South Koreas Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan in Pully near Lausanne , on Saturday. The Russian flag and anthem, however, will not be allowed at the games. First, no North Koreans are technically qualified for Pyeongchang. The two Koreas have agreed to march together under a unification flag - a pale blue silhouette of the Korean peninsula - at the opening ceremony of the ... (more...)
Warriors vs. Rockets on Saturday night Warriors vs. Rockets on Saturday night
- January 21, 2018

In a post-game interview, Capela claimed that the Rockets will beat the Warriors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Iguodala, now 33 years of age, has been dealing with several nagging injuries, which caused him to miss seven games. His shot seemed off, but other than that Harden looked good and didn't suffer any setbacks. Star centre Clint Capela has added fuel to the blossoming Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets rivalry by claiming that his team "is better" than the reigning ... (more...)
Michael Carrick expected to retire at end of season, says José Mourinho Michael Carrick expected to retire at end of season, says José Mourinho
- January 21, 2018

Micahel Carrick was in attendance as Manchester United beat Burnley this afternoon. Carrick joined the Red Devils from Spurs in 2006 and has been spotted with the Man United away support on various occasions over the last couple of years. (more...)
English Premier League Report: Burnley v Manchester United 20 January 2018 English Premier League Report: Burnley v Manchester United 20 January 2018
- January 21, 2018

Heading into the game with a flawless record since the turn of the year, Manchester United were branded as the favourites despite Burnley performing brilliantly against them at the Old Trafford last time out. The arrival of a star forward at any team can bring out the best in established players through a renewed competition for places in the squad. After seeing his side hold on for all three points , Mourinho told the assembled press: "It's a different kind of performance that you ... (more...)
Australia v England third ODI: Can the Aussies end their form slump? Australia v England third ODI: Can the Aussies end their form slump?
- January 21, 2018

Post the Ashes drubbing of the visitors, this is an unexpected situation for the Aussies. Bringing together Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the first time in the series, and the return of wicketkeeper Tim Paine, should go a long way to resurrecting their fortunes. (more...)
Chelsea edge Norwich but Conte frustration remains a concern for fans Chelsea edge Norwich but Conte frustration remains a concern for fans
- January 21, 2018

Conte: "I think that there was a penalty - but not on Morata, on Willian ". 'If the person checking the situation calls you and says it's a penalty, you say you made a mistake, take back the yellow card and give the penalty'. We did have to suffer through an horrendous 210 minutes of football over the course of two games as well as two halves of extra-time against Norwich to get to this point. (more...)
Vikings vs. Eagles: Preview, score prediction for NFC Championship Vikings vs. Eagles: Preview, score prediction for NFC Championship
- January 21, 2018

Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl , something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger almost a half-century ago. The Eagles have survived Wentz tearing his ACL, and fourth-and-2 against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Minnesota's defense is number one in points allowed (15.8) and weighted DVOA. (more...)
Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee
- January 21, 2018

Antetokounmpo, a.k.a the "Greek Freak", finished with the second-most fan votes in the Eastern Conference behind Cleveland's LeBron James, but received more votes than James in the player vote and the same amount from media. As for Brogdon, the second-year guard famously won the Rookie of the Year award over Embiid (and Dario Saric) last season despite only scoring 10.2 points per game. (more...)
Roy Hodgson: Crystal Palace avoided Roy Hodgson: Crystal Palace avoided "an avalanche" with second-half display
- January 21, 2018

In fact, he did better than that. The Spaniard was forced off after 34 minutes but what an impact he made in his short time back on the pitch. Luka Milivojevic's consolation came far too late to cause any Arsenal nerves and victory sees Wenger's men bring their five-match winless streak - since a 3-2 success at Palace in which Sanchez scored twice - to a resounding end and move within two points of fifth-placed Tottenham, which visits Southampton on Monday (AEDT). (more...)
Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round
- January 21, 2018

In the biggest shock of the day though, former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka returning from a long-term knee injury had an bad day, as he was knocked out by 97th ranked American Tennys Sandgren in the second round. Flying under the radar, the 17th seed has surrendered just 16 games on her way to the fourth round after beating Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4. "But, like I said on court, I would back myself playing during the daytime also". (more...)
Cowboys hold off Sooners in OT for Bedlam upset
- January 21, 2018

The Sooners had beaten Oklahoma State 109-89 in Norman on January 3. (At the time of this posting, TCU was trailing at Kansas State and Kansas was yet to tip off at home against Baylor.) Those two wins were Kansas at TCU and Kansas at West Virginia, meaning that for the last 18 days, the only team to win a road game in the Big 12 is the program that has won 13 straight Big 12 regular season title. (more...)
Australian Open: Angelique Kerber thumps Maria Sharapova in round 3 Australian Open: Angelique Kerber thumps Maria Sharapova in round 3
- January 21, 2018

That would have served as an excuse early after she returned last April in Stuttgart, Germany . She has since had a major slide and is now ranked 112th. Among the men through was Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem and veteran Tomas Berdych , along with American Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this year's Australian Open . (more...)
Tom Brady's hand was 'bloody mess,' required stiches
- January 21, 2018

Translation: Jacksonville can pressure Brady without having to open itself up with blitzes. "Obviously, that year was an emotional roller coaster for me personally, kind of going from being the franchise quarterback who meant to be there forever to getting hurt and watching this young kid come in and play well, and watch the team win". (more...)
Stoke City 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Latest from Terriers Stoke City 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Latest from Terriers
- January 21, 2018

Stoke: Butland, Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters, Allen, Fletcher, Adam, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Diouf. However, the linesman ruled the goal out, judging Shaqiri to be offside when the ball was flicked on from a throw in. TOWN were dragged further into relegation trouble by a wretched defeat at Stoke City . His cross evaded the substitute Peter Crouch and fell to Choupo-Moting on the edge of the area, however he was unable to keep his effort down. (more...)
EPL Wrap: Arsenal Hit Four Past Palace, Man Utd Beat Burnley
- January 21, 2018

There are hopes that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to return to the side, which could allow Arsenal to start with Alex Iwobi on the left, Ramsey on the right and Ozil as a No. The Gunners went on a 22-minute rampage in the first half, scoring all their four goals against the Eagles within that period. To make matters worse, Yohan Cabaye was carried off on a stretcher with what looked like a knee injury in the last minute. (more...)
Former Liverpool Star Calls For Reds To Make More Defensive Signings Former Liverpool Star Calls For Reds To Make More Defensive Signings
- January 21, 2018

Klopp might not want to make a change right now but Butland could be available cheap if Stoke were to be relegated. Everyone then says: "'We need another and another one and another one.' We have to cool down". Klopp insists the trip to the Liberty Stadium is by no means a guaranteed three points and has urged his side to build on their impressive 4-3 win over league leaders Manchester City . (more...)
Rockets fired from Syria hit Turkish border city Kilis Rockets fired from Syria hit Turkish border city Kilis
- January 21, 2018

YPG spokesman Birusk Hasaka told Reuters one of the fighters belonged to the YPG and the two others were from its all-female affiliate, the YPJ. "Then we will step by step clear the terrorist elements from Manbij towards Iraqi border", the Turkish President said, noting that the United States has not kept its promise of withdrawing YPG militia in Manbij after their fight with the Islamic State (IS). (more...)
National Football League says overseas troops can watch playoff games despite shutdown National Football League says overseas troops can watch playoff games despite shutdown
- January 21, 2018

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy offered one alternative via Twitter on Saturday, posting that "Military members can watch tomorrow's NFL games at USO Centers overseas through NFL Game Pass for free". As of this morning, they are no longer broadcasting. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders seized on the AFN blackout, tweeting a picture of a television with an AFN logo and the phrase, "Due to the government shutdown, AFN services are not available". (more...)
Chelsea team vs Brighton: Antonio Conte makes Michy Batshuayi decision, Courtois out Chelsea team vs Brighton: Antonio Conte makes Michy Batshuayi decision, Courtois out
- January 21, 2018

Brighton's final opportunity to get back into the game was spurned on 66 minutes when Caballero blocked from Schelotto at point-blank range, after the Brighton wing-back's persistence earned him the chance. While Conte may still sign a striker in this transfer window, bringing others into play and getting the best out of Hazard and Willian could have ensured Batshuayi's Chelsea career is given a new lease of life. (more...)
Fernandinho signs new two-year Manchester City deal Fernandinho signs new two-year Manchester City deal
- January 21, 2018

Veteran pair Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho have extended their City contracts in recent days and Pep is pleased at those developments. "Everybody has spoken about a lot of players like Raheem, Kevin, Sergio [Aguero], they deserve it, but if I can point some attention to a player who deserves the respect is Nico". (more...)
Shimonek to play in East-West Shrine Game on Saturday Shimonek to play in East-West Shrine Game on Saturday
- January 21, 2018

Petersburg, Florida. The East-West Shrine Game kicks off at 2:07 p.m. CT from Tropicana Field and will be televised on NFL Network. Barrett was 5-of-13 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown for the East. Here are some observations from Saturday's game. NFL Draft Scout projects Ford as a second or third round selection and CBSSports.com has him as the 10th best defensive lineman in this year's draft. (more...)
Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round
- January 21, 2018

The 19-time Grand Slam champion, who along with world No 1 Rafael Nadal is the only player to reach the last 16 without dropping a set, began in ominous fashion breaking Gasquet's serve in the fourth game of the first set before a second break set Federer on his way against his 31-year-old opponent. (more...)
Five-star recruit Zion Williamson commits to Duke Five-star recruit Zion Williamson commits to Duke
- January 21, 2018

The 17-year-old out of Spartanburg, S.C.is a social-media sensation with 1.1 million Instagram followers and more than 100,000 loyal fans on Twitter . Will that perimeter jumper allow Williamson to play on the wing? Named one of the top recruits in the nation by ESPN , Williamson had already decided not to sign with a college team during the early signing period and waited until now to make his decision. (more...)

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