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South Tahoe's Anderson wins Silver medal in Big Air South Tahoe's Anderson wins Silver medal in Big Air
- February 23, 2018

US medal hopeful Julia Marino nailed a pair of cab double underflips. The snowboarders gave a thumbs up to the big air facility here, saying it allowed them to land their best tricks. "Already this qualifying has made up for that". In the final, the riders each had to land two different tricks, spinning different ways, and the total score decided the victor. (more...)
Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me' Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me'
- February 23, 2018

Christensen, Chelsea's least experienced player, made the decisive mistake for Barcelona's equaliser but Conte insisted that he has no regrets about picking the young Dane, who has enjoyed a breakout season at Stamford Bridge with a series of composed performances in the heart of defence. (more...)
Michael Porter Jr.: Fully cleared for all basketball activities Michael Porter Jr.: Fully cleared for all basketball activities
- February 23, 2018

All in all, this is just a huge win for Missouri and Porter. Porter has been out for almost the entire season as he recovers from back surgery that initially came with a three-to-four month recovery period. In a rare media appearance of his own earlier this month, Porter said he would "love" to play a few games with the Tigers before the postseason and that he's "feeling really good". (more...)
United States Tennis Association 'mostly liable' over Eugenie Bouchard fall United States Tennis Association 'mostly liable' over Eugenie Bouchard fall
- February 23, 2018

Bouchard - now ranked 116th in the world - was found to be 25 per cent at fault for the incident, which saw the 2014 Wimbledon finalist withdraw from the US Open nearly three years ago having sustained a concussion in a locker-room fall. Bouchard is seeking damages for physical and emotional suffering in the lawsuit, as well as lost earnings on and off the court. She recalled being in "shock" as she found herself "staring at the ceiling". (more...)
Michy Batshuayi: Atalanta Fans Made Monkey Noises at Me During Europa League Michy Batshuayi: Atalanta Fans Made Monkey Noises at Me During Europa League
- February 23, 2018

Dortmund drew 1-1 as Marcel Schmelzer cancelled out Rafael Toloi's opener for the Italians. Shortly after a late goal sent Dortmund through to the round of 16 , Batshuayi sent out a tweet simultaneously making the accusation and taunting those who had made the noises. (more...)
Sore Loser? Canadian Hockey Olympian Yanks Silver Medal Off Neck in Disgust Sore Loser? Canadian Hockey Olympian Yanks Silver Medal Off Neck in Disgust
- February 23, 2018

Although she didn't wear it during the ceremony or in interviews afterward, Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported an official from the Olympic Ice Hockey Federation talked to her and explained she can't "legally" refuse to wear the medal. (more...)
Kelsey Serwa Wins Women's Ski Cross Gold Kelsey Serwa Wins Women's Ski Cross Gold
- February 23, 2018

Kelowna company Barefoot Venus helped Serwa's Olympic journey by producing a limited edition mustard bath tin featuring the Olympic star on the label. PST on Thursday, but qualification occurred on Wednesday night . Canadians Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan scored Olympic gold and silver medals in ski cross on another wild day at Phoenix Snow Park. (more...)
Malusi Gigaba's budget cuts will hurt basic education Malusi Gigaba's budget cuts will hurt basic education
- February 23, 2018

His major tool is to raise the VAT rate from 14% to 15%, for the first time in 25 years, which will serve to broaden the tax base and is expected to yield ZAR22.9 billion in additional revenue. No budget for the commission of inquiry into state capture. Their parents are regarded as too rich to receive free education and yet are too poor to afford to pay tertiary institution fees for their children. (more...)
Canada, USA Poised To Battle For Gold Canada, USA Poised To Battle For Gold
- February 23, 2018

Canada's Spencer O'Brien takes to the air for her third jump during the women's big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang. The Hungarians bided their time , skating within themselves and letting China and Canada set the pace in the 45-lap race before putting on a late surge that secured the gold medal. (more...)
Marshall University football player shot at Severn party has died Marshall University football player shot at Severn party has died
- February 23, 2018

His mother said in the days after the incident that the bullet had lodged in Aaron's spine and he was paralyzed. A 17-year-old boy at that party was also shot. "'Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Larry Aaron's family and friends, many of whom were his fellow Thundering Herd teammates". " His loss will be felt in every corner of the program, and his spirit will never be forgotten ". (more...)
Seahawks' Russell Wilson is ready for Yankees Spring Training Seahawks' Russell Wilson is ready for Yankees Spring Training
- February 23, 2018

Wilson, however, will not play in any spring training games, according to a team spokesman. In the video posted by Wilson to his Instagram account he's standing on a street in New York City declaring his intention to be in Tampa . We'll have some fun, baby. Hey! While most would expect Wilson to lose the home run derby against the two batters that combined for over 100 home runs last season, if he does somehow come out on top, maybe he should give some more thought to his big league career. (more...)
Alvaro Arbeloa insists Real Madrid should keep hold of Gareth Bale Alvaro Arbeloa insists Real Madrid should keep hold of Gareth Bale
- February 23, 2018

Having been the star of last summer for Spain's U21 side in Poland where they finished runners up in the European championships, Ceballos was quickly linked with a move to both Barcelona and Madrid . The Welshman has not completed a full 90 minutes since returning to action from a long-term injury during the Copa del Rey clash with Fuenlabrada on 28 November. (more...)
Susquehanna River on the rise as weekend rainfall approaches. Will it flood?
- February 23, 2018

And portions of the Kishwaukee River were more than 4 feet above flood stage Thursday morning, with flooding reported near Belvidere and along Perryville Road in southeast Rockford. Rain will move back into the Valley on Friday. But unlike parts of northern IN and southeast MI that are experiencing record floods, areas closer to Toledo had less snow on the ground and received less rainfall, so local flooding has been relatively modest. (more...)
US women capture hockey gold medal after defeating rival Canadians, 3-2 US women capture hockey gold medal after defeating rival Canadians, 3-2
- February 23, 2018

Rooney made 29 saves through overtime, then turned away shots from four Canadians in the six-round shootout, smiling along the way at her jubilant teammates on the bench. But the five shots each team took failed to go into the net so it came down to one more shot each. It was a bittersweet medal for Canada, who were toppled as the reigning champions for the first time since the USA last won a gold medal in 1998. (more...)
PyeongChang 2018: Russia curlers to hand back bronze medals PyeongChang 2018: Russia curlers to hand back bronze medals
- February 23, 2018

Krushelnitckii will be stripped of the bronze medal he won in the mixed doubles curling event with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova . According to TASS, Russia's Curling Federation has asked the country's investigative committee to look into the possibility of Krushelnitckii's food or drinks being spiked, including requesting CCTV footage from South Korea and Japan, where Russian curlers trained ahead of the Olympics. (more...)
Wenger reveals Guardiola wanted to sign for Arsenal Wenger reveals Guardiola wanted to sign for Arsenal
- February 23, 2018

Wenger also revealed, per the Evening Standard , that Ozil would not face Ostersunds as planned as the result of a sickness that left him bedridden on Monday and Tuesday, but believes he "should be OK" for the final. We will see how his evolution goes between now and Sunday. "I don't rule him out yet, it depends how well he can improve his intensity". With the Gunners eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea , winning the Europa League appears to be their best route back into Europe's ... (more...)
Celtic's European Season Comes To An End With Poor Display In Russia Celtic's European Season Comes To An End With Poor Display In Russia
- February 23, 2018

Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic will have to reach the heights of their first-leg performance against Zenit St Petersburg if they are to progress in the Europa League . "With so many young players in the team, you see the contrast from last week". "Obviously the competition itself and European football is notoriously very hard now for ourselves, but I think we showed in the first leg how well we played". (more...)
Arizona's Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible by NCAA after failing another PED test Arizona's Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible by NCAA after failing another PED test
- February 23, 2018

In late January 2018, Allonzo participated in an NCAA student-athlete drug screening. According to a statement released by the university, the substance appears to be a remnant of a substance Trier allegedly unknowingly ingested in 2016. The NCAA ruled then that Trier would be eligible to play again once he passed a drug test. Trier was tested every 7-10 days during that time. A college basketball star has been ruled ineligible. (more...)
BC bars set to benefit from prime time women's hockey final BC bars set to benefit from prime time women's hockey final
- February 23, 2018

The 20-year-old from Andover, Minnesota had 29 saves through the third period and overtime before out-dueling Canadian counterpart Shannon Szabados , who's 11 years her senior and won gold in both Sochi and Vancouver, with four saves in the shootout. (more...)
We will try and do something incredible by knocking Barcelona out - Conte We will try and do something incredible by knocking Barcelona out - Conte
- February 23, 2018

But it was also the first time we have seen him in a little while. "To be honest, I like the role as a false number nine but, in games like this against a quality opposition, it's hard", Hazard said. The Italian coach has overcome a wave of criticism which swelled on the back of successive defeats in Premier League competition against Bournemouth and Watford. (more...)
Napoli win but exit Europa League, Lazio's Immobile hits hat-trick Napoli win but exit Europa League, Lazio's Immobile hits hat-trick
- February 23, 2018

Napoli , who were eliminated from this year's Champions League at the group stages, have to score at least three goals as they look to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat at the Stadio San Paolo last week. Lokomotiv Moscow progressed into the last 16 of the Europa League at the expense of Nice . RB Leipzig and Napoli's topsy-turvy match up continued late into the second leg, with Piotr Zielinski cutting the deficit to within one before the interval at 3-2. (more...)
Ivanka Trump is headed to 2018 Winter Olympics Ivanka Trump is headed to 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 23, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence was seated in the same box as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong during the Games' opening ceremony earlier this month. Are North and South Korea friends again? The United States and South Korea blacklisted Kim Yong Chol for supporting the North's nuclear and missile programs in 2010 and 2016 respectively. (more...)
NRA Spox Trashes CNN In Scathing CPAC Speech NRA Spox Trashes CNN In Scathing CPAC Speech
- February 23, 2018

Marco Rubio (R-FL) asking him to stop taking funds from the NRA . Judging by their applause and jeers, what the heartbroken parents and classmates of the victims wanted was a commitment to more immediate action . "I think I'm going to interrupt you real quick and remind you that the question is actually, do you believe it should be harder to obtain these semiautomatic weapons and modifications to make them fully automatic, such as bump stocks?" Before responding, Loesch commended ... (more...)
After 9 Years, Messi Finally Scores Against Chelsea, Shakes Twitterland After 9 Years, Messi Finally Scores Against Chelsea, Shakes Twitterland
- February 23, 2018

But 13 minutes later Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen hit a sloppy pass which allowed Andres Iniesta to link up with Lionel Messi , who steered his shot past Thibaut Courtois. Willian could not believe his bad luck again shortly before halftime when Barca again invited pressure and this time his left-foot effort smacked the outside of the other post. (more...)
Carolina women's coach files defamation lawsuit against Missouri AD for slander Carolina women's coach files defamation lawsuit against Missouri AD for slander
- February 23, 2018

Sterk has yet to comment publicly about Staley's lawsuit. "Mr. Sterk not only slandered Coach Staley but the Gamecock fan base as well, and she will not let him destroy in one day the sterling reputation she has spent a lifetime building". "And kind of like in the words of that famous philosopher Forrest Gump, that's about all I've got to say about that", Sterk told 101 ESPN in St. Louis. (more...)

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