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Behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s career-best 56, Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT
- January 11, 2019

The Rockets-Warriors clash last month was considered the best game of the season so far until the Oklahoma City Thunder flew in to play the San Antonio Spurs for their first-ever meeting this season. Westbrook's dime bonanza was indeed spectacular, as he accounted for 55 points just off his assists - almost two-thirds of OKC's made shots while he took the floor. (more...)
'Inappropriate': Indian captain Virat Kohli distances himself from offensive comments 'Inappropriate': Indian captain Virat Kohli distances himself from offensive comments
- January 11, 2019

Vinod Rai, the CoA chairman, had initially recommended a two-match suspension for the players, while Anirudh Chaudhry, the BCCI treasurer, had called for stricter sanctions. "From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support and the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened", Kohli said at the SCG ahead of the opening ODI ... (more...)
'It's not professional': Sarri blasts Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi 'It's not professional': Sarri blasts Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi
- January 11, 2019

Ruben Loftus Cheek is now out with a back injury and the player will probably not be fit for the Chelsea vs Newcastle game on Saturday. "I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea , so they didn't respect our club", he said. (more...)
NFL Coaching Tracker: Bengals Targeting Rams QB Coach Zac Taylor NFL Coaching Tracker: Bengals Targeting Rams QB Coach Zac Taylor
- January 11, 2019

The 35-year-old Taylor would also become the second-youngest head coach in the league after McVay. Taylor played quarterback at Wake Forest and Nebraska in college. The Bengals mutually parted ways with Marvin Lewis in December after 16 seasons. Cincinnati had also been rumored to be looking at former Browns head coach Hue Jackson and former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph for its head coaching vacancy. (more...)
'What the fudge': Tomic underarm serve stuns Kyrgios 'What the fudge': Tomic underarm serve stuns Kyrgios
- January 11, 2019

In fact, the first shot was completely legal and caught Kyrgios flat-footed as the equally-stunned umpire called game, set and match to Tomic. Australian tennis player Tomic didn't back down while describing how he feels about the balls used which will be used at the Australian Open this year. (more...)
I won’t pick up bat again after retirement, says Virat Kohli I won’t pick up bat again after retirement, says Virat Kohli
- January 11, 2019

Check out what India Cricket team captain Virat Kohli has to say. Kohli added that the two players "have understood the magnitude of what's happened". India has a long white-ball season lined up ahead of the marquee tournament in England this summer, with three ODIs in Australia and another five ODIs in New Zealand along with a three-match T20I series there as well. (more...)
Hotstar removes controversial 'Koffee With Karan' episode with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Hotstar removes controversial 'Koffee With Karan' episode with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul
- January 11, 2019

Following a backlash, the episode has now being removed from Hotstar , the online platform on which the show is streamed, and Pandya has apologised. "At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]?" In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. (more...)
Daughter of Brandon Mebane of Los Angeles Chargers dies after seven weeks Daughter of Brandon Mebane of Los Angeles Chargers dies after seven weeks
- January 11, 2019

Makenna was born November 12 with trisomy 13 - a defective heart condition that left her without a heart valve and required surgery to fix. "You know, it's been a tough year, period, but she would want me to be here doing my job", Mebane said . (more...)
Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns
- January 11, 2019

Harden's problem for captaincy is that he's now seventh in fan voting, trailing the likes of Derrick Rose , Kevin Durant , Paul George , Steph Curry, and Luka Doncic . Unlike a year ago, the All-Star draft WILL be televised this season although the draft date has not yet been announced. While George is up to third in the frontcourt, Steven Adams remains sixth in the frontcourt and Russell Westbrook remains at fourth among guards, respectively, trailing James Harden , Derrick Rose ... (more...)
Levante Hand Barcelona Copa Del Rey Shock Levante Hand Barcelona Copa Del Rey Shock
- January 11, 2019

Rafinha, Sergi Samper, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen miss out through their respective injury woes whereas the likes of Gerard Pique , Ivan Rakitic , Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba are rested. I will say the same about Dembele . Both of them have played tonight. Meanwhile, Valverde's men return to their La Liga title defence this weekend when they host Eibar at the Camp Nou on Sunday. (more...)
Rumor: Peter King says Antonio Brown doesn’t want Steelers to trade him Rumor: Peter King says Antonio Brown doesn’t want Steelers to trade him
- January 11, 2019

Beyond that, Rooney said the team is leaving all of its options open regarding Brown, which would mean the team will likely have to attempt to trade him. As to if Brown will be with the team come training camp, Rooney said: "As we sit here today, it's hard to envision that". There were reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of a confrontation with a teammate and Brown skipping out on team meetings and practices leading to the game. (more...)
Mubarak, Mabkhout Put UAE Two Goals Ahead of India Mubarak, Mabkhout Put UAE Two Goals Ahead of India
- January 11, 2019

Vital Borkelmans' side put on an impressive first half display to see off Stange's team, taking the lead through Mousa Suleiman before Tareq Khattab added a second. "My guys made a great performance and tactically they were very good", said Borkelmans. Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in the previous game to handover India their first Asian Cup game victory since 1964. (more...)
Ramsey to have Juventus medical Ramsey to have Juventus medical
- January 11, 2019

The Welsh star is expected to pocket £7.2m annually with a weekly wage of £140,000 making him Bianconerri second most top earner. Ramsey will be the club's second highest paid player after Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (€ 31 million per year). (more...)
MI hires Alabama assistant Josh Gattis as new OC MI hires Alabama assistant Josh Gattis as new OC
- January 11, 2019

In Tuscaloosa this past season, Gattis was the club's co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach, and helped mentor one of the top receiving crews in college football , led by Biletnikoff Award victor Jerry Jeudy (68 catches, 1,315 yards, 14 touchdowns). (more...)
Ryder Cup captain Harrington expects McIlroy to play in next year’s tournament Ryder Cup captain Harrington expects McIlroy to play in next year’s tournament
- January 11, 2019

The three-time major victor succeeds Dane Thomas Bjorn and becomes just the second golfer from the Republic of Ireland to take the reins for the tournament after Paul McGinley, who was victorious in 2014. Considered among the greatest to play the game, Woods got his first taste of Ryder Cup leadership by serving as a vice-captain to Davis Love III at Hazeltine in 2016 as a string of back issues blighted his illustrious career. (more...)
Marko Arnautovic Wants To Leave West Ham For China Marko Arnautovic Wants To Leave West Ham For China
- January 10, 2019

They posted on Twitter: "Marko Arnautovic has a contract and we fully expect him to honour it. He is not for sale". A West Ham United source has rubbished rumours that the club are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to the Claret and Hugh website . (more...)
Valencia Coach Indicates Patience Has Run Out With Chelsea Loanee Valencia Coach Indicates Patience Has Run Out With Chelsea Loanee
- January 10, 2019

Despite scoring the goal which sealed Chelsea the 2016/17 Premier League title, the Belgian struggled to break into the first team. Everton would have to purchase Batshuayi , who has two-and-a-half years left on his Blues contract, on a permanent deal, as they already have defender Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea . (more...)
Manchester United to pay Mourinho 16.6 million euros Manchester United to pay Mourinho 16.6 million euros
- January 10, 2019

Despite these honours, the club chose to terminate Vitoría's contract following some poor results this season that have left Benfica in third place and seven points behind leaders Porto after 16 games. "I don't really want to go there but the best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached". 'I am fine at the moment. (more...)
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw
- January 10, 2019

The 37-year-old, seeded third, is bidding to extend his all-time leading men's Grand Slam record to 21 title and would capture a 100th ATP tournament win in the process. The 2009 champion Nadal, who retired hurt in the quarter-finals against Cilic a year ago, could meet old rival Federer in the last four should his body hold up. (more...)
Spain arrests 83 people, including 28 players, in fixing probe Spain arrests 83 people, including 28 players, in fixing probe
- January 10, 2019

Its officers searched 11 addresses in nine Spanish provinces, finding €167,000 (£151,000) in cash, as well as a handgun, stolen identity documents, jewellery, more than 50 electronic devices and five high-end vehicles. Authorities said members of the Armenian ring attended the matches to ensure the players complied with what was previously agreed. At least 97 ITF Futures and Challenger matches were fixed, it said. (more...)
Ramsey set to swap Arsenal for Juventus
- January 10, 2019

Ramsey has made more than 250 appearances since joining the Gunners from Cardiff City in 2008, but the Wales worldwide has failed to agree on a new deal with the London club in the final year of his contract. To date, he has scored 52 goals in his 252 Premier League appearances and has often been the driving force within the Arsenal midfield. It's a great transfer for Aaron Ramsey . (more...)
Wang Qiang seeded 21st at Australian Open Wang Qiang seeded 21st at Australian Open
- January 10, 2019

Men's top seed Djokovic, who was defending his title when he lost to Istomin, will first meet a qualifier in his bid for a record seventh Melbourne title and third Grand Slam crown in succession following wins at Wimbledon and the U.S. Halep has a tough opening encounter against Kaia Kanepi and a possible third rounder against Venus Williams . This year, Wilander - a three-time champion at the Australian Open - says Federer's hopes of a 21st Grand Slam lie exclusively on the hard courts ... (more...)
India vs Australia: BCCI Announces Schedule For Upcoming Home Series Against Australia
- January 10, 2019

This will be followed by five ODI matches, first of which will be played on March 2 in Hyderabad. In that round-robin tournament in 1986, also contested with New Zealand , Border's men won both finals - and this current Australian crop will hope to be just as successful. (more...)
That was awkward: Pacquiao & Mayweather share uncomfortable handshake at National Basketball Association game That was awkward: Pacquiao & Mayweather share uncomfortable handshake at National Basketball Association game
- January 10, 2019

Pacquiao also went to the Clippers' locker room where head coach Doc Rivers, Tobias Harris, Lou Williams, and Patrick Beverley got to meet the Filipino boxing icon. Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather crossed paths at an National Basketball Association game in a meeting that seemed to surprise the pair themselves as much as it did the fans in attendance. (more...)
Athletics expect Kyler Murray to enter National Football League draft Athletics expect Kyler Murray to enter National Football League draft
- January 10, 2019

According to Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle , the A's expect that indecision to result in Murray declaring for the Draft on Sunday when the deadline arrives. Per the Chronicle , Murray's decision to enter the National Football League draft does not guarantee that he will reject his $4.66 mililion deal with the A's outright. (more...)

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