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International Olympic Committee chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans
- February 08, 2018

Along with An, the six-time short-track Olympic champion, the group includes Sochi 2014 biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin and Sergei Ustyugov, a cross-country skiing world champion. However, the athletes and some coaches excluded from the Games are taking issue with that stance, and have returned to Cas for help. Separately 28 Russians have had Olympic life bans in connection with doping practices overturned by CAS. (more...)
4-star WR Jacob Copeland picks Florida - and apparently angers his mom 4-star WR Jacob Copeland picks Florida - and apparently angers his mom
- February 08, 2018

National Signing Day is supposed to be one of the best days of a high school football player's career. In one of the most weird scenes you will see, Jacob Copeland chose to sign with Florida during a broadcast with ESPN, which upset his mother, who was wearing Alabama and Tennessee gear, the other two schools on his list. (more...)
PyeongChang Winter Olympics village best ever: IOC PyeongChang Winter Olympics village best ever: IOC
- February 08, 2018

CAS announced on Wednesday afternoon local time that the case of the 32 Russians had been adjourned. "I'm sorry, but that is not an appropriate response by the IOC to a flagrant attack on the Olympic Games and on clean athletes by Russian Federation", he said . (more...)
Newport hand Spurs scouting dossier to Juventus Newport hand Spurs scouting dossier to Juventus
- February 08, 2018

Juventus were so impressed by that outcome that top scout Roberto Bosco, who watched Spurs against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, asked Molesworth for his report. Mauricio Pochettino was forced to throw on the likes of Heung Min Son and Dele Alli to bring Tottenham back into the match. Can Pochettino afford to rest Kane, Christian Eriksen and company against Newport, or at least hold them in reserve on the substitute's bench? - Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 12 home games at ... (more...)
CAS starts hearing appeals by 32 Russian athletes CAS starts hearing appeals by 32 Russian athletes
- February 07, 2018

The IOC said as-yet unpublished new evidence — not examined in the CAS process — gave rise to new doping suspicions about the 15 Russians. "(But) you can only look into an appeal seriously when you have the reasoned decision, which we do not have. (more...)
Rafael Nadal targeting return to action at Acapulco ATP tournament Rafael Nadal targeting return to action at Acapulco ATP tournament
- February 07, 2018

The 31-year-old is now sidelined with a leg injury which forced him to pull out of his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic in January. Nadal, who is not scheduled to play again until Acapulco in the last week of February, has held No. 1 for the past 25 weeks (since August 21, 2017). Tournament director Stephen Farrow said: "We are delighted that Rafa is planning to return to The Queen's Club in 2018". (more...)
Liverpool handed major boost in Thomas Lemar pursuit Liverpool handed major boost in Thomas Lemar pursuit
- February 07, 2018

Liverpool are reportedly monitoring the progress of Thomas Lemar. The duo were once again touted as potential suitors throughout January but Monaco made it clear they weren't prepared to let the French global leave mid-season. Arsene Wenger rejuvenated his attacking options last month but the Gunners boss is yet to sign a replacement for Theo Walcott following his move to Everton so the north Londoners could view Lemar as the man to fill the void. (more...)
Mohamed Salah opens up on relationship with Jose Mourinho Mohamed Salah opens up on relationship with Jose Mourinho
- February 07, 2018

His record in Serie A was excellent, with 35 goals and 24 assists in 81 appearances, and pretty much nobody predicted he would go on to better that form at Anfield. 'Three years ago I didn't play much, but since day one back in England I wanted to show what I can do. Mido told BBC Sport on a remarkable talent: "I felt proud after Salah reached my number of goals, and I think he can reach 100 goals easily". (more...)
Third ODI: South Africa win toss, choose to bowl first Third ODI: South Africa win toss, choose to bowl first
- February 07, 2018

He is now level with Mahela Jayawardene and Hashim Amla. Such was the nature of his innings that he scored only 60 runs through boundaries while he had to run hard for the remaining 100. What time will the match start? As in the first match, the spinners controlled the game for the Indians. "They are losing wickets in the middle overs and hence can't achieve their target (scoring more runs)". (more...)
Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama
- February 07, 2018

If anything, the third most-likely program to land the son of former Dolphins cornerback Patrick Surtain may have been Clemson, yet another rising power outside the Sunshine State. would've been the Tigers' highest rated commitment. After weighing scholarship offers from 32 different schools (32!), Surtain Jr. announced his decision on National Signing Day from American Heritage (Fla.), choosing Alabama as the crowd of onlookers cheered. (more...)
Thirty-Two Russian Athletes Appealing For Olympic Spots Thirty-Two Russian Athletes Appealing For Olympic Spots
- February 07, 2018

Russia's PM Dmitry Medvedev has blasted the decision of the IOC to not invite the Russian athletes recently cleared of doping allegations to the upcoming Games, saying it violates the Olympic Charter and basic legal principles. "The CAS ad hoc division has three judges, a decision on a separate individual is made by a simple majority". "We are extremely disappointed with this CAS decision", Bach said. (more...)
IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Olympics IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Olympics
- February 07, 2018

The Kremlin argued the CAS decision meant the 15 should be treated as clean. "We await the decision as everyone else does, but most importantly we're very confident of our position". "Therefore, the panel unanimously recommended that the IOC not extend an invitation to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to the 15 individuals requested by the suspended ROC". (more...)
Chelsea target Sarri admits Napoli contract has buyout clause Chelsea target Sarri admits Napoli contract has buyout clause
- February 07, 2018

Conte has endured a hard second season at Stamford Bridge after guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title last term. Sarri has done a brilliant job at Napoli this season and his side are on course to win Serie A if they can hold off Juventus . (more...)
Super Eagles Unveil 2018 World Cup Kit Super Eagles Unveil 2018 World Cup Kit
- February 07, 2018

The home kit is a classic look of white shirt, blue shorts and white socks while the away strip is a close replica to the kit worn by England's 1966 World Cup-winning side. The 2018 World Cup draw put England alongside Panama, Belgium and Tunisia at Group G. England will start their participation against Tunisia before facing Panama five days later and they will end their group stage games against Belgium. (more...)
Tom Brady wins his third NFL MVP award Tom Brady wins his third NFL MVP award
- February 07, 2018

Brady , 40, also becomes the oldest National Football League player to ever win the award as well as the oldest player to win MVP out of the four major American professional sports. On Sunday, at 40 years and 185 days, he will become the oldest non-kicker to play in a Super Bowl game. "I certainly hope so". Earlier in the week, when asked about his goal of playing into his mid-40s, Brady said, "I never want to be a detriment to the team ". (more...)
New Orleans paper trolls Falcons on cover after Eagles win New Orleans paper trolls Falcons on cover after Eagles win
- February 07, 2018

It was no fluke, either, as he also cashed big-time in the 2015 SuperContest. Punters in the U.S. state of Nevada wagered a record $158.58m (€128.1m) on the NFL American football league's Super Bowl LII. "This was the year for the Steelers to get it done and it didn't happen", White said. Then there are teams like Atlanta and Carolina who have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl and have not lost to Green Bay since 2014. (more...)
4-star Quay Walker throws UT hat aside on National Signing Day 4-star Quay Walker throws UT hat aside on National Signing Day
- February 07, 2018

And when it came time to choose a school and put on a hat, the No. 31 prospect in the country briefly tried on a Tennessee hat. Flipping the Tennessee hat is a good way to get into the fans' good graces early. Everything is coming up roses for Kirby Smart after Georgia made the National Championship last season. The Vols are led by former Alabama and Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. (more...)
Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez accepts suspended sentence for tax fraud Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez accepts suspended sentence for tax fraud
- February 07, 2018

Sanchez admitted his guilt and agreed to pay the Spanish authorities the money defrauded, plus interest. In Spain, just sentences over two years are met with genuine correctional facility time in spite of the fact that Sanchez will be imprisoned on the off chance that he carries out a comparative wrongdoing inside the following two years. (more...)
Clippers, Lou Williams gathering 'significant momentum' toward contract extension Clippers, Lou Williams gathering 'significant momentum' toward contract extension
- February 07, 2018

The Celtics' trade target pool may be getting a lot smaller as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst report Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is nearing a contract extension. Williams is averaging 23.3 points off the bench this season with the Clippers. He is earning $7 million in the final year of his contract. The Clippers are 27-25 and a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into Wednesday's games. (more...)
Gisele Bundchen consoles Tom Brady in post-Super Bowl photo Gisele Bundchen consoles Tom Brady in post-Super Bowl photo
- February 07, 2018

While Lombardi lost just one postseason game, he coached in only 10 of them. All eight of the Brady-Belichick Super Bowls have been decided by one possession or less. "It's very impressive what they've done, continue to accomplish", Rodgers added. That's what they do. But bringing the trainer into it, hey, you never know. (more...)
Knicks, Hornets Finalizing Trade Involving Willy Hernangomez Knicks, Hornets Finalizing Trade Involving Willy Hernangomez
- February 07, 2018

It appears Willy Hernangomez will get his wish. NY is expected to get Johnny O'Bryant and two second-round draft picks in return. The Knicks are in the process of losing another member of its frontcourt just hours after Kristaps Porzingis' season ended due to a torn ACL. (more...)
National Signing Day 2018 National Signing Day 2018
- February 07, 2018

Ohio State was Oats' dream school growing up, and Oats told The Athletic that he was indeed a "take" for the Buckeyes. Now a bulk of the more notable recruits is signing in December (this was the first year of the early signing period ). (more...)
Beyonce's dad says her career was boosted by her light skin Beyonce's dad says her career was boosted by her light skin
- February 07, 2018

The interviewer says each of them is lighter-skinned, confirming an unconscious bias in the music industry that wouldn't be as obvious if there was a modern age Lauryn Hill around nowadays. There are a lot of black men of my era that are not aware of this thing". Knowles and Knowles-Lawson were married for 31 years, divorcing in 2011. In her 2013 documentary Life Is But A Dream Beyonce said it was "difficult" period but concluded they both "knew it was time". (more...)
Lineker: 'Cristiano Ronaldo the second best player of the last 10 years' Lineker: 'Cristiano Ronaldo the second best player of the last 10 years'
- February 07, 2018

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo , he was asked: "Ronaldo or Messi?" to which Lineker responded: "I like Cristiano a lot, but Messi is from another world". He continued: 'He is a great player. But we hope he will remain quiet against us. "We will prepare for the game by paying attention to all their strengths". (more...)
Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit S.Korea this week: Seoul Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit S.Korea this week: Seoul
- February 07, 2018

Late past year, Jong-un informed the Central Committee that his sister would become an alternate member of the body. He also said Washington may see Kim Yo Jong as an avenue to deliver messages to Kim Jong Un . Health officials say the security agents have been quarantined, and will not be reporting for duty in the coming days. She was promoted to the country's Politburo as an alternate member in October. (more...)

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