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Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach | AP sports Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach | AP sports
- January 20, 2019

He was the running backs coach at NUI from 2005 - 2006, offensive coordinator at Minnesota and then moved on to Wisconsin, where he was the assistant head coach and running backs coach at Wisconsin from 2011 - 2013. Hammock's departure leaves the Ravens with two vacancies on the coaching staff - running backs coach and wide receivers coach. Jackson finished with 99 completions in 170 attempts for 1,201 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions and a passer rating of 84.5, nearly ... (more...)
Canada's Adam Hadwin 3 shots back at Desert Classic Canada's Adam Hadwin 3 shots back at Desert Classic
- January 20, 2019

Adam Hadwin and Steve Marino were 13 under, and defending champion Jon Rahm was another stroke back with Wyndham Clark and Joey Garber. The tournament victor in 2002 and 2004, Mickelson will play the Nicklaus Course on Friday and PGA West's adjacent Stadium Course - also the site of the final round - on Saturday. (more...)
Barty party continues with Sakkari win Barty party continues with Sakkari win
- January 20, 2019

Australians have had limited success in the tournament despite boasting several Grand Slam singles champions like Samantha Stosur , Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter since the 1990s. "I knew it wouldn't affect me on court". Melbourne is home to the largest population of Greeks outside their country and they turned out in large numbers, singing and chanting for Sakkari throughout the match. (more...)
Urban Meyer close to deal with Fox Sports Urban Meyer close to deal with Fox Sports
- January 20, 2019

If Meyer in fact decides to move back to the television booth, one would have to wonder how he would manage being both the Assistant Athletic Director at Ohio State and a member of the broadcast team at FOX. Fox sources told the news outlet that Meyer will be given the choice to work as wither a color commentator in the game booth or as a studio analyst. (more...)
Real Madrid shortlisted for Team of the Year in Laureus awards Real Madrid shortlisted for Team of the Year in Laureus awards
- January 20, 2019

Norway's Winter Olympic team is also included after their impressive medal haul of 39 at the PyeongChang games in February. Hamilton has twice previously been beaten to the award by Djokovic, who won Wimbledon and the US Open previous year. (more...)
Canelo Alvarez's Next Title Defense Is Set Canelo Alvarez's Next Title Defense Is Set
- January 20, 2019

For World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association champion Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs), the fight will be his first since earning a technical knockout over Britain's Rocky Fielding last month. We are also proud to demonstrate to boxing fans that this new partnership with DAZN means that fans will get pay-per-view level fights without the cost of pay-per-view. (more...)
8-year-olds know nothing but a Patriots AFC Champ game 8-year-olds know nothing but a Patriots AFC Champ game
- January 20, 2019

The Mid-Continent Library, which serves the counties of Clay, Platte and Jackson, fired the opening salvo on Thursday with it tweeted at the Boston Public Library with a photo of a stack of books. In addition to keeping the Patriots' passing game in check, Berry and the defense will have to slow down New England's fifth-ranked rushing attack, which is coming off a 155 yard game in last week's playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts . (more...)
Transfer: Chelsea close in on Higuain deal Transfer: Chelsea close in on Higuain deal
- January 20, 2019

They are also Champions League contenders and are set to face Atletico Madrid in the second round, as they bid to end their 23-year wait for the European Cup. Following a goalless first half, Ronaldo made the difference on the hour mark, nodding in Miralem Pjanic's through-ball after a perfectly-timed run to score what proved the victor and secure his first trophy in the Bianconeri colours. (more...)
Timothy Weah scores on Celtic debut to seal Scottish Cup progress Timothy Weah scores on Celtic debut to seal Scottish Cup progress
- January 19, 2019

Duff said: "I am absolutely delighted to join Celtic in this new role and be part of a club for which I have such huge respect". Celtic now sit level on points with rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership, with the Hoops set to entertain St Mirren on Wednesday in their next league fixture. (more...)
White Sox Free Agent Target Adam Ottavino Signing With Yankees White Sox Free Agent Target Adam Ottavino Signing With Yankees
- January 19, 2019

So while apparently passing on the superstar position players who are in this offseason's free agent market - Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are unsigned, but unlikely to end up with the Yankees - GM Brian Cashman has spent big dollars on pitching. (more...)
Keylor Navas joins LaLiga club's lengthy injury list — Real Madrid Keylor Navas joins LaLiga club's lengthy injury list — Real Madrid
- January 19, 2019

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari has been handed a fresh injury blow after it was confirmed that goalkeeper Keylor Navas has suffered a groin injury . Real Madrid were dominant, although they were struggling to find that final piece of quality in attack. There have been widespread rumours that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to orchestrate an overhaul at the club at the end of the season that will see the likes of Eden Hazard join and a potential managerial return for ... (more...)
Barty party continues at Australian Open Barty party continues at Australian Open
- January 19, 2019

Stephens captured junior doubles titles with Babos at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010. "I see her every week". The Australian is now among the standout players on the women's tour, winning six of seven matches this year to back up a title victory in Zhuhai late last year. (more...)
Impressive Lowry tightens his grip in Abu Dhabi Impressive Lowry tightens his grip in Abu Dhabi
- January 19, 2019

England's Ian Poulter made light of a 34-hour trip from Hawaii to reach Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night, shooting a six-under-par 66 to be tied sixth along with compatriot Lee Westwood and three-time champion Martin Kaymer of Germany. Oosthuizen has finished no worse than seventh in his last three starts, a run which includes a first victory in his national Open in Johannesburg. Back-to-back birdies at the tenth and 11th repaired some of that damage before straying into another bunker led to a ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho pays tribute to retiring Petr Cech Jose Mourinho pays tribute to retiring Petr Cech
- January 19, 2019

Petr Cech played most of his career for Chelsea and appeared in more than 300 matches for the Blues jersey before he took his transfer to the Gunners' squad in 2015. The former Czech-Republic worldwide joined the Gunners in 2015 from Chelsea F.C where he ranks sixth in top appearances for a Blue as reported by BBC. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey hits jackpot with £300k a week Juventus move Aaron Ramsey hits jackpot with £300k a week Juventus move
- January 19, 2019

Raheem Sterling is the top Brit playing in the Premier League , increasing his £150,000 a week he received after moving from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015 to £300,000 after signing a three-year contract extension to keep him at the Etihad until 2023, back in November. (more...)
Bayern Munich 'offer £85,000-a-week contract to Callum Hudson-Odoi' Bayern Munich 'offer £85,000-a-week contract to Callum Hudson-Odoi'
- January 19, 2019

His priority is developing as a player, not money, and feels his progress is being stunted at Chelsea , having played just 51 minutes in the Premier League all season. Blues boss Sarri was left unhappy at Bayern's remarks, calling it "unprofessional". The article reports that Bayern Munich have made their intentions to sign Hudson-Odoi "clear" and their latest bid has been in region of £35m. (more...)
Chelsea won't change tactics amid drought - Maurizio Sarri Chelsea won't change tactics amid drought - Maurizio Sarri
- January 19, 2019

I spoke with Marina two weeks ago, so Marina knows my opinion on how to improve the team. "Then I chose to focus on the pitch, matches, training, so now I am confident because Marina is working very hard, but I don't know anything about the matter because I only focus on matches". (more...)
Qatar thrash Saudi Arabia in Asian Cup Qatar thrash Saudi Arabia in Asian Cup
- January 19, 2019

Tsukasa Shiotani's sizzling victor kept Japan on top of their Asian Cup group on Thursday, while Oman scrambled into the knockouts in a pulsating finish to the tournament's first stage. "I think our players were busy enough not to notice", insisted Qatar coach Felix Sanchez Bas, referring to the constant booing. "I love Qatar and have so many Qatari friends and this is my joy that I can't stop - I went to China, to Qatar and even the World Cup in Russian Federation (where Qatar ... (more...)
Raonic beats Wawrinka in four to reach Australian Open third round Raonic beats Wawrinka in four to reach Australian Open third round
- January 19, 2019

The 23th-seeded Carreno Busta beat Ilya Ivashka from Belarus 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7). Raonic fired down 39 aces compared to Swiss Wawrinka's 28, while he topped the winners column 84-66 en route to the next round. I always felt rushed, a bit on the back foot. "She was just putting more intensity than me". Pushed to that deciding set by getting broken to end the second, Venus ran away with the win down the stretch, defeating Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. (more...)
Anushka Sharma pens emotional post for Virat after Indias historic ODI win Anushka Sharma pens emotional post for Virat after Indias historic ODI win
- January 19, 2019

Kohli described his trip to the Australian Open as "an awesome way to finish the Australian summer". While sharing the picture, she wrote, "Beautiful sunny day at tennis with this handsome sunny boy ❤️ #AustralianOpen #ausopen ". After winning the test series against the hosts, Virat and his co defeated them in the ODI series too. They followed that up with a 2-1 in the ODI series, the first time that India won a bilateral ODI series in Australia. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner fight purses, salaries for welterweight title fight Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner fight purses, salaries for welterweight title fight
- January 19, 2019

The iconic boxing star was then asked whether his age would be a factor in the fight with Broner, 11 years his junior. "The way I train is - I'm thinking I don't move like I'm 40 years old, I work like I'm 25 years old, 26 years old". After the two faced off, Pacquiao was asked why he was in such a positive mood. "Tomorrow I have something to prove: that at 40 I can still be at my best ..." "It's a hell of an opportunity and as I said before I ain't just doing this for me, I am doing this ... (more...)
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza
- January 19, 2019

Better late than never, right? Johanna Konta and Garbine Muguruza have been forced to play the latest-starting match in Australian Open history after a number of marathon matches and a weird bird poo fiasco caused scheduling chaos. The previous record was set only past year, when Daria Gavrilova and Elise Mertens went on court at Melbourne Park at 11.59pm. The record for latest finish? The latest end to a match at any Grand Slam was also at Melbourne Park in 2008, when ... (more...)
Higuain to complete Chelsea transfer in next 48 hours
- January 19, 2019

Higuain, who is now on loan with AC Milan , is expected to join the Blues on an initial six-month loan deal after Milan agreed to cut short his stay at the club. During his pre-match press conference, Sarri told the media that Morata had been involved in training with the squad this week and will be making the trip to the Emirates, despite the fact that he appears on the verge of returning to Madrid and becoming an Atletico player. (more...)
Eddie Jones could play Jack Nowell at flanker Eddie Jones could play Jack Nowell at flanker
- January 19, 2019

While four players are named in the squad for the first time, there is no room for experienced scrum-half, Danny Care. We want that fast half-back at the end of the game that can shift the ball quickly, make breaks when the defences are sometimes worn out. (more...)
Antonio Valencia: I'll see out my contract at Manchester United Antonio Valencia: I'll see out my contract at Manchester United
- January 19, 2019

Palace are under no pressure to sell Wan-Bissaka and have proved they're reluctant to lose their best talent by fending off interest for Wilfried Zaha in recent transfer windows. United have yet to trigger the option of a one-year contract in Valencia's contract, meaning that as things stand he will become a free agent in the summer. (more...)

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