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Conor McGregor marks his UFC anniversary Conor McGregor marks his UFC anniversary
- February 08, 2018

If the deal was done, it would be a far more interesting spectacle than last year's boxing match; not only because Mayweather would make a foray into the UFC, but also because it would be stretched out over three or four matches, and fans would get more bang for their buck. (more...)
Mike Pence seeks to reassure allies on North Korean nuclear threat Mike Pence seeks to reassure allies on North Korean nuclear threat
- February 08, 2018

Pence says an estimated 100,000 North Korean citizens labor in modern-day gulags, and that those who dare raise their voices in dissent are imprisoned, tortured and even murdered. "Theyre in total disagreement". "Its been clear that there are gaps, but they have made an effort to praise each other", Straub said. Rippon declined to confirm if Pence had in fact reached out to him, referring queries to the U.S. (more...)
Olympic Committee rejects inclusion of Russian athletes Olympic Committee rejects inclusion of Russian athletes
- February 08, 2018

The CAS drew criticism last week when it lifted life Olympic bans imposed on 28 Russians. Russia, with its highly orchestrated, clandestine doping programme in full swing, topped the medals table at their home Sochi Games four years ago. (more...)
Robert Lewandowski offers himself to Real Madrid Robert Lewandowski offers himself to Real Madrid
- February 08, 2018

One of the deadliest forwards in European football is reportedly dreaming of a transfer to 12-time UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid. Speaking to Goal .com, he did not sound surprised that Madrid had not been at 100 flawless through the autumn following their successes in recent seasons, but added that the experience within the squad meant that they could focus again quickly when big European nights came around. (more...)
Cavaliers slump again with Rockets thumping as LeBron sits out fourth quarter Cavaliers slump again with Rockets thumping as LeBron sits out fourth quarter
- February 08, 2018

Coach Lue has received a lot of flak this season for Cleveland's struggles, as the team's issues on the defensive end have mostly been blamed on Lue's bad defensive sets and inability to send out capable defensive lineups when the Cavs need it. (more...)
IOC to bar Olympic Athletes of Russia from celebrating with Russian flag
- February 08, 2018

Gangneung: Korean-born speed skater Victor An and 31 other Russian athletes launched a last-ditch appeal on Tuesday against their suspensions from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , following a widespread doping scandal. Justifying the decision to snub Russian athletes cleared by CAS, the International Olympic Committee said it had considered " additional elements and/or evidence " which was not available to the Oswald Commission, but was presented to the International Olympic Committee ... (more...)
English players are masters of diving, says Wenger English players are masters of diving, says Wenger
- February 08, 2018

And on the new star duo, Wenger said: "Once the game has started, these guys have top-level experience". Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino appeared to defend Alli's actions after the match, claiming that football is all about trying to "trick your opponent", though Wenger does not necessarily think his counterpart was outing himself as a diving apologist, as some have suggested. (more...)
Leak in roof at Smoothie King Center causes delay in Pelicans game Leak in roof at Smoothie King Center causes delay in Pelicans game
- February 08, 2018

With so much time to kill and no word on if the game would still be played, the Pelicans and Pacers Twitter accounts tried to find ways to stay active during the delay. However, no one noticed a problem until about 30 minutes before the scheduled tip-off. A large chunk of the crowd remained in the building throughout the duration of the delay. (more...)
Not Over Yet: Antonio Conte's Job Still Safe Despite Heavy Watford Defeat Not Over Yet: Antonio Conte's Job Still Safe Despite Heavy Watford Defeat
- February 08, 2018

The ex-Juventus coach, meanwhile, has seemed increasingly unhappy, voicing his dissatisfaction with the club's transfer policy and engaging in a bitter slanging match with predecessor Jose Mourinho. Uruguay global Diego Laxalt scored two minutes into injury time to give Genoa a crucial 2-1 victory at Lazio Monday and ease its relegation fears. The champions have been beset with muscular problems of late, with the injuries suffered recently by Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley taking the ... (more...)
Gerard Pique could face punishment for Espanyol celebration, says La Liga president Gerard Pique could face punishment for Espanyol celebration, says La Liga president
- February 08, 2018

Gerard Pique salvaged a 1-1 draw for Spanish La Liga soccer leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday night, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track, while Atletico Madrid edged out Valencia to cut the gap at the top to nine points. (more...)
Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer
- February 08, 2018

Hamlin is retiring at the end of the Olympics, after almost two decades of racing competitively. "But it is an honor and a privilege to to be recognized by all of team United States of America like that". Among the athletes are 168 Russians who are being forced to compete under the neutral banner of "Olympic Athletes from Russia" as punishment for doping in Sochi in 2014. (more...)
Spurs stroll past Newport to victory in FA Cup tie Spurs stroll past Newport to victory in FA Cup tie
- February 08, 2018

Newport were pressing high, and they nearly took advantage of some sloppy passing at the back. The first real opportunity of the match came for the visitors, when well-traveled striker Padraig Amond headed over a deep cross from six yards out. (more...)
Athletes, organizers brace for Olympic freeze Athletes, organizers brace for Olympic freeze
- February 08, 2018

With the first event of the PyeongChang Olympics to start on Thursday, and the Opening Ceremony to take place on Friday, the Olympic buzz is building by the day. His goal is to prevent the North Koreans, who are planning to present an image of goodwill towards the global community, from stealing the show. A member of the 2005 squad would become Kim Jong Un's wife. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino says referees deserve more credit when they get decisions right Mauricio Pochettino says referees deserve more credit when they get decisions right
- February 08, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino has said that he believes English football's moral fixation with diving is "killing the game". He remarked: "Twenty years ago, 30 years ago, it was like "all congratulate the player when he tricks the referee". "But in the end, it was clear". We're mainly talking about Dele Alli's shocking dive as he went past Dejan Lovren in the second-half - something that earned him a yellow card. (more...)
5-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr picks Alabama over LSU 5-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr picks Alabama over LSU
- February 08, 2018

Beginning with the 2011 cycle, Alabama has pulled in the top-ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports.com's composite team rankings each and every one of those years. He became a second round pick in the NFL Draft by the New York Giants in 2015 and remains with the Giants. (No. 6) gives the 2018 class two of the top six players in the nation. (more...)
India favourite against depleted Proteas
- February 08, 2018

For South Africa , Duminy took two wickets while Rabada, Morris, Tahir and Andile Phehlukwayo chipped in with one wicket apiece. Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli (160*) played a sublime innings to propel India to 303 for 6 in 50 overs. (more...)
Knicks retain top spot as most valuable NBA team Knicks retain top spot as most valuable NBA team
- February 08, 2018

The first-place Knicks are worth $3.6 billion. The New Orleans Pelicans are the least valuable franchise in the National Basketball Association, according to Forbes Magazine's annual valuations , coming in at approximately $1 billion. Other notable risers include the Sacramento Kings ($1.375 billion), Detroit Pistons ($1.1 billion) and Milwaukee Bucks ($1.075 billion), who have all received boosts from new arenas. (more...)
Leicester prepared to reintegrate Mahrez after he misses training again Leicester prepared to reintegrate Mahrez after he misses training again
- February 08, 2018

Former England striker Ian Wright condemned Mahrez's recent actions but admitted he is stunned Leicester failed to cash in on the winger, who reportedly cost the club £350,000 when he signed from Le Havre in 2014. Leicester hope to resolve the issue internally and are prepared to give the Algeria global time to reintegrate back into the squad. Leicester play Manchester City on Saturday though it remains unclear whether Mahrez will feature against Pep Guardiola's league leaders. (more...)
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino, Yana Kunitskaya title bout planned for UFC 222 Cris 'Cyborg' Justino, Yana Kunitskaya title bout planned for UFC 222
- February 08, 2018

As reported on Wednesday by Ariel Helwani via Twitter , plans are in motion for UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg to face former Invicta FC competitor Yana Kunitskaya in the main event. Nevertheless, per veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani , following Max Holloway's withdrawal from UFC 222 , the UFC tried to book a UFC Bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and the man he beat for the belt, Cody Garbrandt. (more...)
Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Declines to Meet With Mike Pence Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Declines to Meet With Mike Pence
- February 08, 2018

The Olympian believes Pence supports gay conversion therapy therefore he isn't willing to go out of his way to meet the vice president before the winter games. "If I had the chance to meet him afterwards, after I'm finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation", Rippon said. (more...)
Who would follow Conte at Chelsea? John Terry Who would follow Conte at Chelsea? John Terry
- February 08, 2018

Chelsea have suffered consecutive three-goal top-flight defeats for the first time since October 1995, but Conte is being backed to turn their results around. However, Belgium stopper Courtois has rubbished those suggestions: "We believe in him [Antonio Conte] and we believe in our team". The Italian - and several of his players - have admitted that they are feeling the physical effects of a gruelling and at times unfavourable fixture schedule in recent weeks, and this move is meant to ... (more...)
Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC
- February 08, 2018

Pound also criticized as "perverse" the judgments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which last week reversed lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes and staff. Bach added that Russian athletes will not be allowed to celebrate any potential triumphs with the flag of their nation. Mutko tells The Associated Press the 28 athletes cleared by CAS "are clean and honest, so give them the chance to compete at the Olympics". (more...)
Russian Ice hockey players tried after entry in South Korea Russian Ice hockey players tried after entry in South Korea
- February 08, 2018

Skier Benjamin Thomsen said it was a bit chilly, "but no problem for us Canadians eh!" This took account of a wide-ranging number of criteria from suspicion in connection with doping practices in Russian Federation and at the Sochi 2014 Games to information from the restored database of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory. (more...)
Russian athletes file suit urging IOC invitation to Olympic Russian athletes file suit urging IOC invitation to Olympic
- February 08, 2018

Adams told a media conference: "A huge amount of work has gone in to making sure we can ensure that there can be a path for clean athletes from Russian Federation to compete in these Games here". It said the review panel took into account extra information about the athletes sent to it by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which had "raised suspicion about the integrity of these athletes". (more...)
Javi Gracia: Watford's victory over Chelsea Javi Gracia: Watford's victory over Chelsea "is unforgettable'"
- February 08, 2018

We defended well and I am very happy today. " In the second half we had more difficulties but when the match was level we scored the second goal and it was incredible, an unforgettable night". After the game, however, Courtois made it clear he was unhappy with the officiating, and felt that Deulofeu played his part in deceiving the referee in order to win the penalty. (more...)

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