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Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead
- January 17, 2019

Lawyer for undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas , has called for Kennedy Agyapong to be questioned following the murder of Ahmed Hussein- Suale, a key partner of the journalist. Ghana's national media regulator condemned the killing and called on the police to conduct a thorough investigation. Hussein-Suale's killing also brought attention to comments made on television by a Ghanaian politician and businessman after the Nyantakyi scandal broke. (more...)
Liverpool set to hand Andrew Robertson new long-term deal Liverpool set to hand Andrew Robertson new long-term deal
- January 17, 2019

Robertson is now recognised as one of the leading players in his position in the Premier League and Liverpool have rewarded his development by revamping his contract to reflect his status. We both agreed very quickly, that's why it's been done so quickly. "Getting to know the lads and working with all the staff at Melwood has been a pleasure". (more...)
Woods to make 2019 bow at Torrey Pines Woods to make 2019 bow at Torrey Pines
- January 17, 2019

After missing the cut during an abbreviated comeback in 2017, he advanced to the weekend previous year by making birdie on his 18th hole Friday to make the cut on the number. The popular San Diego tournament is the usual first start for Woods to a year since he won there for the first time 20 years ago, and he joins a star-studded field which also features the likes of Rory McIlroy and current world No 1 Justin Rose. (more...)
Nadal Breezes into the Australian Open Third Round Nadal Breezes into the Australian Open Third Round
- January 17, 2019

Asked about his performance in a media conference, Nadal pointed to him saving three break points at 3-3 in the first set as the turning point that led to him upping the intensity and cantering away from the home hope. After that things changed. I think the grand slam was the one trophy she was looking for. De Minaur, who spent time growing up in Spain, said he recalled watching Nadal win his sole Australian Open on television in 2009. (more...)
Security Stops Kings' Iman Shumpert From Entering Blazers Locker Room Security Stops Kings' Iman Shumpert From Entering Blazers Locker Room
- January 17, 2019

Instead, Shumpert was supposedly attempting to address what he viewed as an especially hard screen by Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic . If Harkless is active, expect Jake Layman and Evan Turner to see a decline in playing time. Fox drilled a 3-pointer to give the Kings a 112-103 lead with 1:30 to play. McCollum have been the driving force behind the Blazers for years. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. (more...)
Raptors edge Wizards in 2nd OT Raptors edge Wizards in 2nd OT
- January 17, 2019

Bradley Beal fans in Toronto are hoping Raptor execs are changing their mind about unloading their stable of youth and picks for a shot at putting Beal in Toronto. There is a common theme to nearly any discussion with Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse when the subject of Kawhi Leonard comes up. He told reporters: "That's how we need him to play and he did his job". (more...)
Twitter hails Warner for stunning show as right-handed batsman Twitter hails Warner for stunning show as right-handed batsman
- January 17, 2019

In the penultimate over bowled by Riders opening batsman Chris Gayle , Warner scored two runs in the first three balls. Warner, who continues to serve his 12-month suspension from the national team for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, reportedly injured the elbow during a flamboyant knock for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday. (more...)
Irving to sit out in Brooklyn because of thigh injury Irving to sit out in Brooklyn because of thigh injury
- January 17, 2019

The Nets got 34 points from D'Angelo Russell and beat the Celtics 109-102. A 10 game winning streak over them. The third quarter told the tale, as the Nets had the highest-scoring quarter of the Brooklyn era, turning a one-point halftime lead into a 24-point bulge at the quarter break. (more...)
Weather Authority: Double dose of winter to start Thursday night Weather Authority: Double dose of winter to start Thursday night
- January 17, 2019

According to the National Weather Service , "Accumulating snow with gusty winds is expected across the region beginning Friday evening and continuing into Saturday ". Then by Saturday night, partly cloudy skies will once again develop into snowfall by midnight. The low temperature will be 32 in the city, low 30s in the suburbs. (more...)
Serena Williams brings back the catsuit at Australian Open Serena Williams brings back the catsuit at Australian Open
- January 17, 2019

This is why we play the big tournaments, to play the best players. The elegant Birrell was out-aced 12-7 by her more-esteemed opponent, but enjoyed a far-more accurate serve, delivering fewer double faults and hitting fewer unforced errors, while dominating at the net. (more...)
Bhullar best Indian at 38th in Abu Dhabi Bhullar best Indian at 38th in Abu Dhabi
- January 17, 2019

The current No. 2 player on the Official World Golf Rankings, Koepka spent nine weeks at the top spot, before being dethroned two weeks ago by Justin Rose. "If I do what I'm supposed to do, I'll be just fine and get back up on the top". "There are success stories out there, so it's my job to make sure I am hopefully another one". (more...)
National Basketball Association clears Cavaliers of wrongdoing in McCaw investigation National Basketball Association clears Cavaliers of wrongdoing in McCaw investigation
- January 17, 2019

Penalties in such cases, at their most extreme, can include fines as high as $6 million or the loss of draft picks. McCaw signed a free agent offer sheet with Cleveland 16 days ago, reportedly a two-year deal worth $6 million, only to be waived a week later on January 6 after 3 appearances for the Cavaliers. (more...)
Serena: The greatest win of my career Serena: The greatest win of my career
- January 17, 2019

To which we say, YES. In the off-season, Williams said she's been working "really, really hard ... to be incredibly fit and incredibly ready", adding that, with this look, Nike wanted "to make an incredibly strong, powerful statement for moms that are trying to get back and get fit". (more...)
Rogic lifts Australia to 'helter-skelter' win over Syria Rogic lifts Australia to 'helter-skelter' win over Syria
- January 17, 2019

Palestine's exhausted players sank to their knees when the fulltime whistle sounded at the end of Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Jordan - but a goal scored 170 km away dramatically extended their involvement in the Asian Cup . "It was a helter-skelter game at times", Socceroos coach Graham Arnold said. Jamie Maclaren , scoring his first goal for Australia in last week's 3-0 win over Palestine in Dubai, is expected to again lead the line for Arnold's men alongside Awer Mabil and Chris ... (more...)
Asian Cup: South Korea beat China to win group Asian Cup: South Korea beat China to win group
- January 17, 2019

Spurs forward Son, who played in the London club's 1-0 defeat by Manchester United three days ago, showed quick feet to tempt China defender Shi Ke into a rash lunge after 12 minutes. But they were no match for South Korea and were lucky not to concede further goals in a lop-sided game. Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham's matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on February 1. (more...)
Juventus 1-0 AC Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo header wins Supercoppa for Juve
- January 17, 2019

Should Chelsea decide against using that option, they can also extend Higuain's stay by another 12 months on loan - effectively keeping him at the club from Juventus until 2020. The on-off transfer of striker Gonzalo Higuain is on tonight. Gattuso has nevertheless not ruled out Higuain earning an Oscar nomination, considering the appeal of playing once again for Sarri, for whom he scored a Serie A record 36 goals in a single season. (more...)
Suns engaged in trade talks for Dallas PG Dennis Smith Jr Suns engaged in trade talks for Dallas PG Dennis Smith Jr
- January 17, 2019

He recorded a season-high 27 points in a 113-104 loss to the Utah Jazz back on October 28. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Dallas Mavericks have increased their efforts in trading point guard Dennis Smith Jr., but according to 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's John Gambadoro, the Phoenix Suns have no interest. (more...)
Ex-Lions Player Chases Down, Punishes Peeping Tom Outside Daughter's Window Ex-Lions Player Chases Down, Punishes Peeping Tom Outside Daughter's Window
- January 17, 2019

Identifying information about the complainant is redacted in the document, but former National Football League defensive back Tony Beckham has since identified himself as the accuser, West Palm Beach's WPBF News reported. Cassidy, whom police say has an OH driver's license, described himself as a transient. "I caught him at the apartment over there and we just had a good conversation", Beckham told WPBF. (more...)
Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts Announces Graduate Transfer to Oklahoma, Eligible to Play Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts Announces Graduate Transfer to Oklahoma, Eligible to Play
- January 16, 2019

He graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in public relations. Hurts left Alabama with 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns passing and 1,976 yards and 23 touchdowns rushing. He slipped to No. 2 on the Alabama depth chart in 2018 but remained with the program rather than transferring. The Justin Fields' transfer story probably isn't finished playing out in the national media yet - there's still a controversial appeal for immediate eligibility to be filed (and likely ... (more...)
Murray says he’ll ‘probably’ have operation Murray says he’ll ‘probably’ have operation
- January 16, 2019

That was incredible, thank you so so much to everyone that came out tonight", Murray said after being swept along on a wave of vociferous support. "I think we could see from last night how much he's still got to give and how much he loves it and has always loved what he does". (more...)
Travis Scott agreed to perform at SB after National Football League made charitable donation Travis Scott agreed to perform at SB after National Football League made charitable donation
- January 16, 2019

Sources close to Scott told the website that Scott was aware the decision might be viewed as controversial, even though he only agreed to play the event after the National Football League pledged to make a $500,000 donation to Van Jones' charity, Dream Corps . (more...)
Turkey Seeks To Extradite NBA Star Who Opposes Erdogan Turkey Seeks To Extradite NBA Star Who Opposes Erdogan
- January 16, 2019

Officials at the prosecutor's office could not be reached for comment. Prosecutors allege Kanter belongs to the movement of cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup in 2016 that failed to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (more...)
Frances Tiafoe says celebration was nod to LeBron James Frances Tiafoe says celebration was nod to LeBron James
- January 16, 2019

The courts [in Perth] are fast. "It's all about competing, how bad you want it and I want it real bad", he said, fresh from playing the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth with Serena Williams. Dane Wozniacki, who is battling rheumatoid arthritis, steamrolled Sweden's Johanna Larsson, 6-1, 6-3, as she bids to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013. (more...)
Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds have 'spied' on every team faced this season Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds have 'spied' on every team faced this season
- January 16, 2019

After the game, Derby manager Frank Lampard claimed he would rather quit coaching than employ such tactics himself, and urged the EFL to act on the incident. I observed all the rivals and we watched all the training sessions of the opponents before we played against them. The EFL said the action appears to contravene the charter that all 72 clubs signed up to last summer. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois looks key to Leeds United’s chance of solving goalkeeper issue Thibaut Courtois looks key to Leeds United’s chance of solving goalkeeper issue
- January 16, 2019

Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla , with the two sides in advanced talks. Casilla made 43 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid , allowing 50 goals and earning 15 clean sheets. (more...)

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