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Alpine skiing - Gisin holds off Shiffrin to claim combined gold Alpine skiing - Gisin holds off Shiffrin to claim combined gold
- February 22, 2018

But as I saw in my career [in addition to 81 World Cup wins, the second most in history, numerous surgeries and a body battered by years in her chosen sport], things can change quite quickly and you never know what's going to happen. It was Hungary's first Olympic medal in short-track and the nation's first of the Pyeongchang Games. Then just as she was locking in, the winds on the mountain picked up and blew the race schedule all over the calendar. (more...)
New Draft Wire mock goes heavy on defense for the Steelers New Draft Wire mock goes heavy on defense for the Steelers
- February 22, 2018

Now without a second-round pick, expect the Rams to be a prime candidate to trade down from this pick in hopes of recouping some Day 2 resources. Ejiofor is a popular name in the second and third rounds for many draft analysts, given his physical traits and production at Wake Forest. (more...)
OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into third place
- February 22, 2018

Her first tally was a high short-side beauty after the US forced a turnover in the Finland zone. Although the USA and Canada have met on every final except at the 2006 Turin Olympics , the Americans have not had gold hung around their necks since the Nagano Games with the Canadians occupying top spot on the podium ever since. (more...)
Knee injury rules de Villiers out of T20Is Knee injury rules de Villiers out of T20Is
- February 22, 2018

The news of AB de Villiers' injury was cleared at the toss of the first T20 global on Sunday, when South African captain JP Duminy announced the changes in his team after winning the toss and electing to field first. He hurt his knee in the last game, so we want to rest him. The test series against Australia gets underway in Durban on March 1, and the loss of de Villiers would be a major blow to South Africa, who haven't won a Test series at home against Australia since 1970. (more...)
Warriors To Hangout With Students In DC Instead Of White House Trip Warriors To Hangout With Students In DC Instead Of White House Trip
- February 22, 2018

The Golden State Warriors, the reigning National Basketball Association champions, have chose to visit local children in Washington, D.C. after President Donald Trump disinvited them from the White House . But unlike the last time they visited Washington as defending champs, Stephen Curry & Co. won't be making a stop at the White House. Although details of the outing have yet to be shared, ESPN's Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne reported that the team wanted it to be a "personal ... (more...)
Europa League: Mkhitaryan fires another dig at Mourinho Europa League: Mkhitaryan fires another dig at Mourinho
- February 22, 2018

And the player has admitted he already feels more at home at Arsenal , saying Arsene Wenger's style of football suits him far better than Mourinho's often defensive approach. "In the previous year I played in Dortmund with Klopp, Dortmund was playing very good football and I think it seems to be a bit similar comparing Arsenal to Dortmund", he told ESPN . (more...)
Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to Panthers Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to Panthers
- February 22, 2018

In his first season of professional hockey, Vatrano lit up the AHL circuit, scoring an impressive 36 goals in 36 total games with the Providence Bruins - eventually earning the call up to the NHL on November 6, 2015. The East Longmeadow, Mass. native originally signed with the Bruins as a free agent out of UMass Amherst on March 13, 2015. Eleven different Panthers forwards have been healthy scratches this season. (more...)
Olympic Russian Curler Found Guilty Of Doping - Agrees To Return Medal Olympic Russian Curler Found Guilty Of Doping - Agrees To Return Medal
- February 22, 2018

Krushelnitckii said it "would be stupid to deny it after two tests proved positive", adding "the samples tested had been collected during the Olympic Games and I am ready to face the verdict that is usually announced in such cases". "No evidence of the systematic usage of meldonium is available in this particular case". In light of that, my positive test for meldonium was a huge shock for me and for Nastya. (more...)
Men's Hockey: Canada in the semi-final Men's Hockey: Canada in the semi-final
- February 22, 2018

On the ice, the USA was less than a minute away from gold four years ago when Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin tied the game 1-1 with a goal with 55 seconds left and then scored again in overtime to give Canada the gold medal . "We've screwed it up plenty of times , but she pulled the ideal time to pull it off". Deep into a shootout that went to sudden-death, the 28-year-old from Grand Forks, North Dakota, advanced on Shannon Szabados in the Canadian net. (more...)
'Joyless & Embarrassing' - Mourinho Criticism At An All Time High After Sevilla Display 'Joyless & Embarrassing' - Mourinho Criticism At An All Time High After Sevilla Display
- February 22, 2018

So I feel the result reflects what the game was. Victor Lindelof , whose solid display also contributed to the shut-out, said: "David made some good saves and he's the best goalkeeper in the world, so we're very happy to have him". Pogba was substituted midway through the second half of Manchester United's losses to Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur over the past month or so. (more...)
Chelsea just need better luck in Barcelona, says Azpilicueta Chelsea just need better luck in Barcelona, says Azpilicueta
- February 22, 2018

It was assumed that Cahill not being included in the starting XI was a tactical decision by manager Antonio Conte , but Spanish publication Cadena reports there was a different reason behind it. We are talking about a player who is only 21 years old here. We saw the surge in Hazard's performance when Morata came in. "There is still a lot to play for and it will be an interesting game, we know it's going to be tough but our performance showed what we are capable of doing and we will try ... (more...)
Firmino insists he did not abuse Holgate Firmino insists he did not abuse Holgate
- February 22, 2018

The Football Association confirmed on Wednesday that Firmino will not face any action over the incident due to the evidence gather being "not sufficient" of meeting a charge for discriminatory conduct. 'There is no place for discrimination on a football pitch, or anywhere else in life for that matter. After an exhaustive six-week investigation, the FA say there is not sufficient evidence to take action against the Brazilian. (more...)
Olympic crush: Dutch speed skater Suzanne Schulting Olympic crush: Dutch speed skater Suzanne Schulting
- February 22, 2018

It was the third medal for Fontana, Italy's flag-carrier at the Games, after her gold in the 500m and silver in the relay. The Koreans' crash occurred on the final lap when they rounded the penultimate turn, bumped into each other and slid into the sidewall. (more...)
Azpilicueta: Chelsea must be flawless to beat Barcelona Azpilicueta: Chelsea must be flawless to beat Barcelona
- February 22, 2018

The Argentinian superstar had not scored in his previous eight meetings against Chelsea , but he put that anomaly right with 15 minutes left to secure a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's former Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas, though, stressed the importance of going to Catalonia in three weeks' time with attacking intent rather than just trying to keep Barcelona at bay for as long as possible. (more...)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Reveals The Real Reason Behind India's Victory In First T20I Bhuvneshwar Kumar Reveals The Real Reason Behind India's Victory In First T20I
- February 22, 2018

And fortunately for him, that's what happened. India was unexpectedly at 0/1 in 1.1 overs. With the scoreboard reading 48/3, Farhaan Behardien (39) came in the middle and played sensibly along with Hendricks. Earlier, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa , with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets. Now they are all set to win this T20 and bag the series with still another game to be played. (more...)
Ruben Semedo Charged with Attempted Murder; Agent Says Semedo Is the Victim Ruben Semedo Charged with Attempted Murder; Agent Says Semedo Is the Victim
- February 22, 2018

As reported by the Associated Press , the 23-year-old has also been charged with assault, robbery, illegal detention and illegal possession of firearms after testifying in court on Thursday in Lliria, Spain. It's a total lie that there was a kidnapping and torture. Police also found an illegal firearm when searching Semedo's home following the incident. (more...)
Proteas Level Series As Heinrich Klassen, JP Duminy Shine Proteas Level Series As Heinrich Klassen, JP Duminy Shine
- February 22, 2018

Coming off the back of a belligerent 72 at Wanderers, Shikhar Dhawan was tied down with fuller lengths from Chris Morris in the first over and conceded a maiden. Klaasen used the switch-hit to perfection, hitting Chahal for two sixes over the backward point region. Unadkat brought his superb innings to an end in the very next over as Klaasen edged a slow off-cutter to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps. (more...)
Brendan Rodgers calls for repeat performance as Celtic tackle Zenit again Brendan Rodgers calls for repeat performance as Celtic tackle Zenit again
- February 22, 2018

Despite leading on aggregate, Celtic face a tough task in Russian Federation on Thursday as Zenit are unbeaten at home in the Europa League this season. However, Zenit manager Roberto Mancini has said his side's home form will prove decisive. For us, it's important to change the result. "We played a ideal game really in how the players defended and attacked". (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid Federation Internationale de Football Association lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid
- February 22, 2018

But now FIFA's secretary-general Fatma Samoura has informed members that the ban has been lifted ahead of the governing body's 211-nation strong congress which takes place in June. "[Morocco] also applied in 2010 and 2018". Tunisia and Libya submitted a co-host bid for the 2010 World Cup, but eventually withdrew. "And it is time for Africa again", he said via his official Twitter account. (more...)
Dani Ceballos furious with Real Madrid following 'embarrassing' Leganes run-out Dani Ceballos furious with Real Madrid following 'embarrassing' Leganes run-out
- February 22, 2018

The Spain global duo came to the fore as Cristiano Ronaldo was given the match off and Gareth Bale was rested on the bench, only heightening the perception that they arguably deserve more than the status of mere understudies in a squad punching below their weight this season. (more...)
Klaasen and Duminy lift SA to victory Klaasen and Duminy lift SA to victory
- February 22, 2018

But thereafter, Shikhar Dhawan (24 off 14) came to the party and clobbered Chris Morris for two fours and as many sixes in the third over over to up the ante. David Miller was removed by Pandya in the next over as the Indians looked to make a comeback. Chahal's second over was all class from Klaasen with an extra-cover drive for a six and a switch-hit too. (more...)
Wu Dajing dominates the field in 500m win Wu Dajing dominates the field in 500m win
- February 22, 2018

In the first 12 days' competition, China, who will host the next Winter Games in 2022, stood at 19th on the medal standings with five silvers and two bronzes. It was a thrilling final, it was unreal", said U.S. head coach Robb Stauber. "As a team, we're quite united. I was so nervous today, and I will try to be more relaxed for the free skate". (more...)
Ferrari introduce the SF71H
- February 22, 2018

Vettel says Ferrari has learnt from its mistakes a year ago and are "completely fired up" to beat rivals Mercedes in the upcoming season. "I think that's the answer that we all want to hear and we go from there". Ferrari technical head Mattia Binotto said the auto, narrower and with a slightly longer wheelbase as well as more aggressive sidepods, was an evolution of the 2017 one which performed well on slower speed circuits but lacked reliability. (more...)
India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S
- February 22, 2018

Till the 12th over it was fine but the drizzle made it bad. Thereafter Duminy took the onus on himself to guide South Africa home and together with Farhaan Behardien (16 not out) shared unconquered 48 runs for the fifth wicket to seal the series-levelling victory. (more...)
MotoGP: Tech3 and Yamaha to part ways after 2018 season MotoGP: Tech3 and Yamaha to part ways after 2018 season
- February 22, 2018

Thanking several key Yamaha personnel, Poncharal said Tech 3 will be a Monster Yamaha team right down to the last lap of the last race of the season, in Valencia, Spain. During their time with Yamaha , the team have been known for bringing through new and exciting talent in MotoGP . The "mutually successful" partnership between Yamaha and Tech3 ends after 20 years. (more...)

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