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Tottenham v Arsenal - story of the match Tottenham v Arsenal - story of the match
- February 10, 2018

He said it is "difficult" to enjoy the longevity the Frenchman has had and control all aspects of a football club in an increasingly changing culture of ownership. "But Tottenham have a stronger defensive unit than Arsenal and that might decide the game". Spurs got over that insane 10 minutes against Liverpool by beating Newport in the FA Cup on Wednesday. (more...)
Di Maria: I almost joined Barcelona in 2017 Di Maria: I almost joined Barcelona in 2017
- February 10, 2018

Known for getting on very well with Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano (among others), Di Maria was preoccupied by the arrivals of star names like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe'. In the absence of Mbappe, first through injury and more recently through suspension following his red card at Rennes last month, the 29-year-old has five goals in six games, with his last coming in Tuesday's 4-1 win at Sochaux. (more...)
Tottenham finally feels at home at Wembley, says Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham finally feels at home at Wembley, says Mauricio Pochettino
- February 10, 2018

Arsenal have averaged a point per away game in the Premier League this season and are winless in 15 away matches against the top five clubs. In doing so the Dane highlighted an aspect of the game in which Spurs outperform the Gunners, especially in big games such as Saturday's derby between the north London rivals. (more...)
Olympics-Cross country skiing-Sweden's Kalla wins first Pyeongchang gold Olympics-Cross country skiing-Sweden's Kalla wins first Pyeongchang gold
- February 10, 2018

Norway's Marit Bjørgen took silver, 7.8 seconds back, to become the most decorated female winter Olympian of all time while Finland's Krista Parmakoski clinched bronze, 10.1 seconds behind the victor. Laura Dahlmeier of Germany, who startled the biathlon world by winning five of six gold medals at last year's world championships, has started one-for-one at the Olympics, winning the sprint event.Dahlmeier, 24, did not miss a shot, the only one of the top finishers to shoot clean. (more...)
LeBron, meet your new team: Cavs shatter roster LeBron, meet your new team: Cavs shatter roster
- February 10, 2018

Altman said he wanted to "shuffle the deck" and re-energise the Cavaliers. "I think he and his representation were very, very appreciative of that", Altman said. "I'm exhausted of being traded", Thomas said following the Cavs' win over Minnesota. It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. Kevin Love is still with the team, though he'll miss a few more weeks with a broken hand. (more...)
Australia blasts England away to book place in Twenty20 tri-series final Australia blasts England away to book place in Twenty20 tri-series final
- February 10, 2018

James Vince's run-a-ball 21 and an eye-catching 29 from Sam Billings was about as good as it got for them, despite accounting for the unsafe David Warner (2) early in Australia's response. England's day began with captain Eoin Morgan failing a fitness test, the result of a groin injury sustained on the eve of the match. An inspired Australia under Warner's vivacious leadership bowled superbly complemented by outstanding fielding, as a stifled England was bogged down in the middle ... (more...)
Black Olympian not chosen to carry flag, so boycotts ceremonies Black Olympian not chosen to carry flag, so boycotts ceremonies
- February 10, 2018

Someone sure dropped the coin on this one. NOROVIRUS: The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics says another 11 people have been diagnosed with norovirus. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", he wrote on Thursday. "Shani, you're one hell of an athlete and more than qualified to be the flag bearer". Davis is black; Hamlin is white. (more...)
Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say
- February 10, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to USA officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang. (more...)
Cavs undergo massive makeover before trade deadline Cavs undergo massive makeover before trade deadline
- February 10, 2018

In the hours before Thursday's trading deadline, the Cavs unloaded six players, including Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade , James' best friend, in three separate deals created to make the team younger, more athletic and as general manager Koby Altman put it, to revitalize a team he felt was "marching a slow death". (more...)
J&K: Woman killed in ceasefire violation J&K: Woman killed in ceasefire violation
- February 10, 2018

Station House Officer for Mendhar, Mohammad Amin, said that Zainb Bi wife of Nazeer Hussain of Balnoie died on the spot after a motor shell fired by Pakistani forces hit her house in the area today evening. In the firing and shelling, three jawans suffered minor splinter injuries, they said. Four soldiers, including a captain, on the same day, were killed in the Pakistani firing in Tarkundi and Sunderbani areas of Rajouri district. (more...)
Two changes for England as they prepare for Wales Two changes for England as they prepare for Wales
- February 10, 2018

Regardless of the sport there is always a massive rivalry between England and Wales and women's rugby is certainly no different. Both players started the Six Nations in fine fashion, playing with the composure and fluency that would make you think they already had two or three games under their belts in this year's championship. (more...)
North Korea confirms dismissal of top military general North Korea confirms dismissal of top military general
- February 10, 2018

North Korea's participation in the Games has overshadowed the almost 3,000 athletes vying for medals. Kim Yo Jong arrives in Incheon on February 9. This year's Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang , South Korea , which is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time - so expect some early mornings if you count on watching all of the games. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea
- February 10, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence met with North Korean defectors on Friday as he uses his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the worldwide community to grow tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses. Jin remains the only female South Korean athlete to win three gold medals at a single Winter Olympics. While neither Kim Yo Jong nor Kim Yong Nam are among the North Korean officials blacklisted under United Nations sanctions, the U.S. (more...)
Chelsea plot highly ambitious move for Manchester City attacker Chelsea plot highly ambitious move for Manchester City attacker
- February 10, 2018

That last paragraph, I think, is the most telling, with Courtois basically stating that if Madrid came for him he would sign up straight away, alongside implying that they should present him with an offer sooner rather than later given that talks over a new deal have opened with Chelsea . (more...)
Behind the scenes with fake Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
- February 10, 2018

The pair will have lunch with Moon at the Blue House on Saturday, Moon's office said. Security is tight in Pyeongchang as police and military personnel prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The comments by Pence also came on the same day he visited North Korean defectors, along with Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died in the US shortly after being released from North Korean custody in 2017. (more...)
Carson Wentz celebrates Super Bowl with surprise engagement
- February 10, 2018

We haven't even mentioned their starting middle linebacker and his backup, Jordan Hicks and Joe Walker . The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves with an abundance of riches at quarterback. But they had just lost the most important player on their team and were going to have to depend on backup QB Nick Foles for the remainder of the season. (more...)
Coutinho Scores as Barcelona Reach Fifth Straight Copa del Rey Final
- February 10, 2018

Barcelona's newcomer Philippe Coutinho shared his impressions after his first goal against Valencia in the return semi-final. Coutinho was brought off the bench at half-time for his fifth appearance, since his £14 million switch from Liverpool last month and scored four minutes after the restart. (more...)
Lessons from a former North Korean spy Lessons from a former North Korean spy
- February 10, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence , who was seated in the same box, did not interact with the North Koreans at any point, US officials said. Though this is not the first time athletes from the two countries have entered the Olympics together, it would take an extraordinary sporting feat to usurp the Koreans' march as the predominant moment of the games. (more...)
American Skater Shani Davis Faces Backlash for Olympic Opening Ceremony Boycott American Skater Shani Davis Faces Backlash for Olympic Opening Ceremony Boycott
- February 10, 2018

Davis added the hashtag "BlackHistoryMonth2018" to the end of his tweet, suggesting racial bias was involved. Fellow speedskater Brian Hansen also skipped Friday's opening ceremony . It is definitely a privilege and honor to be the one to lead the team and will be a very special moment. This is Hamlin's fourth Olympic Games, and this year, she was awarded the honor of being Team USA's flag bearer. (more...)
Twitter Reacts to the Isaiah Thomas Trade Twitter Reacts to the Isaiah Thomas Trade
- February 10, 2018

The Lakers, of course, already played the Celtics in Boston back on November 8, which likely means (barring a second trade before the 3 p.m. deadline) that Thomas' video will have to wait until 2018-19. Wade, on the other hand, posted out a video thanking the Cavaliers fan base and their organization for their support while he was there, but overall, he's excited that himself and his family get to move back home to Miami. (more...)
Super Bowl MVP Foles fist bumps Mickey at Disney Super Bowl MVP Foles fist bumps Mickey at Disney
- February 10, 2018

There will be 14 jumbotrons televising the parade and, as promised by Anheuser-Busch, parade-goers over the age of 21 along the route will receive a free bud light. Offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski posted a picture of his teammate Kelce in what he called the "parade mood". "He was put in the side of the building where I didn't see him for over a year", Kelce said of the team's GM. (more...)
Malcolm Jenkins among several Philadelphia Eagles skipping White House visit Malcolm Jenkins among several Philadelphia Eagles skipping White House visit
- February 10, 2018

At that time, police say approximately seven people in that group lined up along the passenger size of a Nissan Rogue SUV, and flipped it over. "That's what myself and my peers have been pushing for for the last two years and that's what I'll continue to do". (more...)
'It's time to move aside' - Wes Hoolahan announces Ireland retirement 'It's time to move aside' - Wes Hoolahan announces Ireland retirement
- February 10, 2018

The former Belvedere player won 43 caps but his appearance in the 5-1 loss to Denmark will be his last as he informed Martin O'Neill last week that he's quitting. Read the full interview with Wes Hoolahan in today's Herald . "It was an honour to play for my country". I didn't think that way. "It was an honour to play for my country, I have great memories and they will last forever", he said. (more...)
Valencia vs Barcelona: Coutinho scores as holders qualify for final
- February 10, 2018

Later, finding space against an aggressive opponent, Barcelona managed a second goal of the night - and third overall - when Suarez stole the ball from Brazilian defender Gabriel and set up Ivan Rakitic for a score in the 82nd minute. (more...)
Plane carrying Kim Jong Un's sister lands in S.Korea Plane carrying Kim Jong Un's sister lands in S.Korea
- February 10, 2018

Earlier in the day, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands and briefly chatted with North Korea's figurehead leader, Kim Yong-nam. Dressed in long, white padded jackets, they followed the flag with a blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula against a white background. (more...)