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Zenit expect 'to win easily' against Celtic Zenit expect 'to win easily' against Celtic
- February 22, 2018

A superb rearguard gave Celtic the basis on which to secure victory in the first leg, but the real challenge awaits them in Russian Federation as they have to deal with the Zenit atmosphere as well as a side looking to exact revenge. We've been playing different formations and styles against top-quality teams. "But they may want to bring a bit more initiative to the game". A Zenit spokesperson said: "Up to 4,000 pupils from the Zenit Academy will fill the seats of the fan sector at the ... (more...)
Giants select RB Saquon Barkley in Mel Kiper's mock draft 2.0 Giants select RB Saquon Barkley in Mel Kiper's mock draft 2.0
- February 22, 2018

However, the Jets are rumored to be interested in free agent QB Kirk Cousins . However, it's also not quite as bad as if the Browns took him with either of their top four picks. In his initial mock draft, Kiper gave the Titans Boston College linebacker/defensive end Harold Landry. After weeks (and almost months) of seeing Josh Rosen and USC quarterback Sam Darnold mocked to the Giants , the recent Barkley love is a nice change-of-pace. (more...)
Zucker Scores Twice in Wild's Win Against Islanders Zucker Scores Twice in Wild's Win Against Islanders
- February 21, 2018

Zucker beat Halak on the blocker side with a one-timer for his second of the game and 25th of the season with 3:22 remaining to push the Wild's lead to 5-3. In fact, it was Eriksson Ek's first goal in 50 games. "That's how it is, sometimes it bounces your way". It was Johnson's third goal in 10 games with NY after having three in 38 games with Bridgeport of the AHL. (more...)
ICC rankings: Kohli achieves rare double, surpasses Lara ICC rankings: Kohli achieves rare double, surpasses Lara
- February 21, 2018

On the ongoing tour of South Africa , Kohli first scored 286 runs in three Tests and then followed it up with 558 in six ODIs, including three tons. "Kohli has thus moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers' list, having also overtaken him in the all-timers' Test list last month". (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Chris Del Bosco suffers terrifying crash in Ski Cross Winter Olympics 2018: Chris Del Bosco suffers terrifying crash in Ski Cross
- February 21, 2018

On the second-to-last jump of the race, Del Bosco was in last place and tried to use the momentum of the leap to fling himself into qualifying position. He gave a thumbs-up as he was being carried off. Jason Blevins, a reporter for the Denver Post, tweeted that Del Bosco had asked for course changes in training so skiers "didn't send too deep off the jumps". (more...)
California Police Thwart Mass Shooting Threat by 'Disgruntled Student' California Police Thwart Mass Shooting Threat by 'Disgruntled Student'
- February 21, 2018

School district security officer Marino Chavez told reporters that he heard a 17-year-old student at El Camino High School say he was going to "shoot up the school sometime in the next three weeks". When they arrived, they learned a school security officer overheard the student "threaten the occurrence of a shooting at the school", the release read. (more...)
Yellowstone report: man's death the result of treasure hunt Yellowstone report: man's death the result of treasure hunt
- February 21, 2018

Days before he died, Murphy emailed Fenn who, in turn, alerted park officials when Murphy was reported missing, according to KULR . Reporters from KULR said they obtained through a public-records request a private report from park investigators that showed Murphy had set out in search of a cache of gold and jewels that antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn says he hid somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. (more...)
Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of doping Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of doping
- February 21, 2018

Pavel Datsyuk, after all, played 14 dazzling seasons in the National Hockey League without offending anybody. The difference in skill — passing, stick-handling, finishing — was what the scoreboard showed. The U.S. must now play in the qualification round Tuesday, while Russians finished first in the group and move on directly to the quarterfinals, hoping their dominance puts T.J. (more...)
Frank Reich is Frank Reich is "Hopeful" That Andrew Luck Will Throw in OTAs
- February 21, 2018

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck wasn't present at the Town Hall event held by the team Tuesday evening but a pre-recorded interview was shown and he let everyone known his thoughts on his current status. Luck also said he was "in the middle of sort of a little bit of throwing" and plans to soon progress to "heavier throwing". While beginning to throw weighted balls and ruling out a second surgery is a step forward, there is still a long ways to go before Luck is ready to put ... (more...)
Ryan Blaney: Dominates Daytona 500 Ryan Blaney: Dominates Daytona 500
- February 21, 2018

That's where the similarities end. Dillon's move wasn't one I necessarily agreed with. One man who won't be disappointed by the finish is the recently retired Dale Earnhardt Jr , who owns both the first and second placed cars. He made that team and that number famous. She finished eighth at the 2013 Daytona 500 and is still the only woman to win a pole in a NASCAR Cup race. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in downhill skiing for Team USA Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in downhill skiing for Team USA
- February 21, 2018

They are long shots for the medal round on Thursday. Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel must also be considered a strong contender after showing her versatility with silvers in both the giant slalom and downhill, while Lindsey Vonn could challenge if she can muster up a decent enough time in the slalom. (more...)
Nantes coach Ranieri ready to leave for Italy job Nantes coach Ranieri ready to leave for Italy job
- February 21, 2018

The former Premier League champion says he would quit Nantes if offered the Italy job after former boss Gian Piero Ventura left the team following the country's failure to qualify for World Cup set for Russian Federation in the summer. (more...)
Mikaela Shiffrin congratulates 'GOAT' Lindsey Vonn on bronze medal Mikaela Shiffrin congratulates 'GOAT' Lindsey Vonn on bronze medal
- February 21, 2018

Mowinckel then relegated the American down into the bronze medal position after finishing just 0.09 seconds off the pace. - Hockey: Women will compete against Canada in the gold medal game. Goggia seems less interested in "shop talk" and suggests she doesn't like to over-think things. "My momentum is picking up", she said. "If I'm nervous then I'm going to lose anyway, so what's the point?" "I'm so proud to have competed with such incredible girls", Vonn said of her competitors and ... (more...)
Titans keep Ryan Succop on five-year, $20 million deal Titans keep Ryan Succop on five-year, $20 million deal
- February 21, 2018

Succop is eight of 15 from 50 yards or more, which means he's only missed seven kicks under 50 yards in four years with the Titans . That trails only Baltimore's Justin Tucker (97 percent) and Stephen Gostkowski (92 percent) among kickers with 50 games in that span, according to ESPN Stats & Info. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang - The Highlights So Far Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang - The Highlights So Far
- February 21, 2018

Canada's men's ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament. The bobsled competition runs until the closing ceremonies. To ensure that finances wouldn't be a burden, Gamelin said they have a GoFundMe page for the public to help support them from PyeongChang to Beijing, where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held, and beyond. (more...)
Mourinho: Staying calm is key for United Mourinho: Staying calm is key for United
- February 21, 2018

With the Premier League title now a pipe dream, the return of the Champions League provides Mourinho with the chance to focus on silverware again, much as the Europa did for his team last season. When the Argentinian was sacked in mid-December, results were beginning to turn, Sevilla had been without a win in three games and had just been mauled 5-0 by Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. (more...)
Curling: the qualified men, not women Curling: the qualified men, not women
- February 21, 2018

Muirhead trailed 3-2 after the fourth end when she hit against two Canadian stones for a single point. PYEONGCHANG , SOUTH KOREA-As the game wore on and the pressure got more palpable, a group of fans clad in red and white broke the tension at the Gangneung Curling Centre by breaking into a chant that echoed through the otherwise quiet venue . (more...)
Australia skipper Steve Smith looks forward to pace challenge vs South Africa Australia skipper Steve Smith looks forward to pace challenge vs South Africa
- February 21, 2018

Besides not being able to win a World Cup - or any other ICC tournament - the other major itch that South African cricketers need to scratch is the failure to beat Australia at home in a Test series since the country's return from global sporting isolation. (more...)
Team Germany shocks the Olympic tournament and other results Team Germany shocks the Olympic tournament and other results
- February 21, 2018

Donato is one of just four USA players to score at least five goals in a single Olympic tournament, joining Brian Rolston (seven in 1994), John LeClair (six in 2002) and Phil Kessel (five in 2014). "Just the overwhelming thing of him being at the Olympics, it's pretty cool". While the Czech Republic is unbeaten at 3-0 in these Olympics, including an upset win over Canada, it also struggled to put away the Koreans in a 2-1 win to open the tournament. (more...)
Winter Olympics: South Korean Speed Skaters Face Backlash For Shaming Teammate Winter Olympics: South Korean Speed Skaters Face Backlash For Shaming Teammate
- February 21, 2018

The South Korean trio raised eyebrows during the race for failing to skate as a unit, as most teams do, since the slowest time affects the whole group - causing South Korea to fall to seventh in the standings. "I became greedy and focused. only when I reached the finish line I realized she was behind". "It is my fault that I failed to keep track of team-mates behind me". (more...)
Lionel Messi Finally Breaks Chelsea Jinx Lionel Messi Finally Breaks Chelsea Jinx
- February 21, 2018

Former Barca ace Fabregas said: "It is such a shame really". Hazard had spoken on the eve of the game about having to do more in Europe's premier club competition to justify comparisons with the five-time World Player of the Year and his eternal Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo . (more...)
Alshon Jeffery: Status uncertain for training camp Alshon Jeffery: Status uncertain for training camp
- February 21, 2018

A source close to the situation confirmed an NFL.com report Wednesday that Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has undergone surgery to fix his right rotator cuff. It was never thought to be as severe as it was, but Jeffery was instrumental in the Eagles' championship season. Jeffery signed a one-year deal and refused to allow the injury to slow him down. (more...)
See the Jumps and Turns That Kept Lindsey Vonn From Downhill Gold See the Jumps and Turns That Kept Lindsey Vonn From Downhill Gold
- February 21, 2018

Lindsey Vonn teared up while discussing her final Olympic downhill race. "I just focused on the few essential things I had to do to do my best". Vonn dedicated her Olympics to her late grandfather, Don Kildow, who died last November at age 88. (more...)
Forrest Whitley, one of MLB's top pitching prospects, suspended for 50 games Forrest Whitley, one of MLB's top pitching prospects, suspended for 50 games
- February 21, 2018

Back to the suspension - it is widely known that the drug policy at the minor league level is far more stringent than that of MLB . "We do everything we can to educate our guys and keep them from making decisions that result in suspensions", Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters. (more...)
Barca beat Man United, Chelsea to £35.2m midfielder Barca beat Man United, Chelsea to £35.2m midfielder
- February 21, 2018

KweseESPN reported on Wednesday that the Blaugrana have agreed £35m (R569m) transfer fee for the Brazil youth global but the move is likely to only happen in January 2019. Sport says that the personal terms between Arthur and Barcelona were agreed weeks ago but Fernandez and the promising midfielder are still expected to have a new meeting to reaffirm those terms. (more...)

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