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Freakish sequence ends Mississippi State-Georgia game Freakish sequence ends Mississippi State-Georgia game
- February 22, 2019

Mississippi State was awarded a technical free throw, and Weatherspoon, an 80.5 percent free throw shooter, hit it this time. Enter the Georgia Bulldogs, who are in Year 1 of a rebuild under former in coach Tom Crean. "I've never seen that, not without a warning and certainly without an explanation", Crean said. "I can't imagine who did that, but it was not smart". (more...)
Washington Capitals acquire forward Carl Hagelin from Kings Washington Capitals acquire forward Carl Hagelin from Kings
- February 22, 2019

The Washington Post reported the Kings will retain half of what remains on Hagelin's $3.7 million salary for this season. The Washington Capitals waived right winger Devante Smith-Pelly on Wednesday, cutting ties with one of the heroes of their run to the Stanley Cup last season. (more...)
Itoje to miss England's Six Nations clash with Wales Itoje to miss England's Six Nations clash with Wales
- February 22, 2019

Both teams remain unbeaten in the competition with Warren Gatland's men going in search of an historic 12th consecutive win, but despite the pressure of a first worldwide run out at the Principality Stadium, Slade remains calm. "As you have read in the media, it's all about Wales , we are playing potentially the greatest team ever. That's going to be an experience for them". (more...)
Thiem, Fognini out in Rio Open first round
- February 22, 2019

Auger Aliassime cleaned up the match in an hour and 29 minutes with Fognini constantly protesting the umpire's decisions as the youngster put on a display of strength and courage with his serving game. The 18-year-old wild card picked up one of the biggest wins of his career, dismissing the Italian 6-2, 6-3 at the Rio Open presented by Claro . He played a bit worse than normal I think, to be honest. (more...)
After CCI & PCA, RCA pulls down portraits of Pakistani cricketers After CCI & PCA, RCA pulls down portraits of Pakistani cricketers
- February 22, 2019

Don't forget, former prime minister Indira Gandhi and the Indian army liberated Bangladesh by dividing Pakistan into two and that 91,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered before the Indian army in Dhaka", Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after Imran Khan threatened to retaliate if India attacks in response to the Pulwama attack . (more...)
Hamilton keeps cool in face of flying Ferraris Hamilton keeps cool in face of flying Ferraris
- February 22, 2019

Comparisons between the top two teams remain hard without anything resembling a qualifying or race simulation from either and it should be noted that Mercedes rarely shows its hand in the opening week of testing. The failure happened while the DRS was open, hinting a potential problem with the design of the overtaking aid at high speed. "This afternoon, I was pushing and out of Turn 10 I went on the power, upshifted to fifth and lost the rear of the vehicle. (more...)
Tony Romo to play in Byron Nelson PGA event Tony Romo to play in Byron Nelson PGA event
- February 22, 2019

He played in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as a scratch handicap and hit one of the more memorable shots of the tournament. Local favorite Jordan Spieth will also be competing in the tournament. The 38-year-old is an avid golfer, advancing out of the preliminary stage of Web.com Tour qualifying last year shortly after he captured the celebrity title at the American Century Championship. (more...)
Jim Boeheim struck and killed pedestrian walking along highway Jim Boeheim struck and killed pedestrian walking along highway
- February 22, 2019

Syracuse.com reported that a man in his 30s was struck when he was in the road following a auto crash near Thompson Road in Syracuse. The man at some point got out of his vehicle, the source said. SPD Detective George Hack, also a spokesman for the department, told The Daily Orange on Thursday morning that nobody involved in the crash will be charged, at this time. (more...)
No. 24 Maryland tops No. 21 Iowa in final seconds No. 24 Maryland tops No. 21 Iowa in final seconds
- February 22, 2019

Neither team played particularly well out of the gate, but Maryland took control of the game with an impressive shooting performance led by Anthony Cowan. Despite Iowa's furious comeback effort, which included Bohannon being fouled on a 3-pointer, Turgeon was happy with how his team responded to Iowa's getting back in the game. (more...)
Patriots Were Most Aggressive Team Pursuing Trade For Odell Beckham Jr Patriots Were Most Aggressive Team Pursuing Trade For Odell Beckham Jr
- February 22, 2019

The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have been linked to trade rumors surrounding New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. It's no surprise that San Francisco is in the market for a No. "You know what really stopped NY from trading Odell?" He proceeded to state that a Beckham trade is still a very real possibility, which in turn led to social media spiraling over a potential OBJ-Patriots pairing. (more...)
Norris: McLaren knows what problems may be on 2019 F1 vehicle Norris: McLaren knows what problems may be on 2019 F1 vehicle
- February 21, 2019

Despite ending the day second fastest, Norris is adamant that the team aren't looking at the timing screens "The times aren't important to us, it's about getting through the plans we have to do, especially in this part of the season when there are a lot of new things on the auto to test". (more...)
NRAI to allow Pakistan shooters to participate in ISSF World Cup NRAI to allow Pakistan shooters to participate in ISSF World Cup
- February 21, 2019

And, whatever reactions came from the people of India .was right. In the letter understood to be addressed to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, if Pakistan is not banned from the tournament, there are threats for India to boycott the tournament. (more...)
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists Valencia Europa League tie isn't over Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists Valencia Europa League tie isn't over
- February 21, 2019

Valencia have not conceded in their last three home games and only Juventus have scored more than one away goal at the Mestalla this season in the Champions League or La Liga . For sure, we're nearer than we have been but this season it's now looking tough to reel them in, though McCulloch says we can not give up yet. "No matter how tough, we'll go there and if we can get the first goal it can open things up for us". (more...)
Chelsea FC draw up two-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri Chelsea FC draw up two-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri
- February 21, 2019

Chelsea and Sarri can not afford the misery of their poor league form to be compounded by failure in Europe, where they face Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday, after which the daunting prospect of an English League Cup final return against City awaits on Sunday. (more...)
Taylor goes past Fleming as New Zealand's highest ODI run-getter Taylor goes past Fleming as New Zealand's highest ODI run-getter
- February 21, 2019

Ross Taylor became New Zealand's highest-scoring one-day worldwide batsman as his 69 off 81 balls took him past 8,000 runs in th 50-over format. Ross Taylor became New Zealand's highest scorer in one-day internationals as he helped his side secure an 88-run victory over Bangladesh in Dunedin in their final official ODI before the World Cup. (more...)
Shy Naomi Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Petra Kvitova Shy Naomi Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Petra Kvitova
- February 21, 2019

A tearful Naomi Osaka admitted that the attention that has come with her meteoric rise and the media frenzy that has followed her surprise decision to part ways with her coach Sascha Bajin have been hard to deal with, and have contributed to her opening round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic in Dubai on Tuesday. (more...)
Finn Russell ruled out of Scotland versus France match global Finn Russell ruled out of Scotland versus France match global
- February 21, 2019

The fly-half failed an initial Head Injury Assessment (HIA) after being replaced in the Top 14 match against Toulouse this past weekend, but has nonetheless joined up with the Scotland squad. Gregor Townsend's selection of the duo means that Edinburgh's David Cherry and Murray McCallum, as well as Leicester's Jake Kerr, all return to their clubs this week. (more...)
Kvyat fastest, Ricciardo 3rd in F1 testing Kvyat fastest, Ricciardo 3rd in F1 testing
- February 21, 2019

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said he believes Ferrari are ahead of the reigning world champions at the end of the first week of pre-season testing. Red Bull re-appeared with a repaired auto, following Pierre Gasly's crash on Tuesday, and team-mate Max Verstappen put the Honda-powered machine into fifth position. (more...)
Atletico Madrid seize advantage in bruising Champions League first leg against Juventus Atletico Madrid seize advantage in bruising Champions League first leg against Juventus
- February 21, 2019

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after his team's 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg reminding everyone that he's won the European title five times while Atletico have yet to win it at all. (more...)
Williams admit two-day F1 testing no-show has been 'embarrassing' Williams admit two-day F1 testing no-show has been 'embarrassing'
- February 21, 2019

Kubica is due to drive the vehicle on Friday morning, before Russell runs again in the afternoon, and Williams is hopeful the team will be able to make up for lost time. "It would be an understatement to say that the last days have been bad for us, but finally we have the auto on track and we can start working". Hamilton, who has been with Mercedes for six years, added: "This is going to be the most challenging year of our partnership and probably the team's time for as long as I have ... (more...)
Stricker expected to be named US Ryder Cup captain Stricker expected to be named US Ryder Cup captain
- February 21, 2019

Ryder Cup team on Wednesday in Milwaukee. "I'm very passionate about this competition", an emotional Stricker said. The 12-time victor on the PGA Tour further boosted his credentials for the role when he captained Team USA to a 19-11 win over Nick Price's worldwide team at the 2017 Presidents Cup in New Jersey. (more...)
DK Jain appointed BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain appointed BCCI Ombudsman
- February 21, 2019

Justice Jain was requested by the court to take over as ombudsman "as soon as possible". One of the first issues Justice Jain is likely to deal with is the recent suspension of Indian players Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The State associations complained that the position within the BCCI has become "precarious" for them. Narasimha told the court that three-fourths of the journey in the BCCI matter has already been traversed and the remaining stretch appears to be the most hard. (more...)
Hardik Pandya ruled out of Australia series due to back issue Hardik Pandya ruled out of Australia series due to back issue
- February 21, 2019

Starting next week, Pandya will be at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to undergo strength and conditioning work on his lower back. Pandya will begin his strength work from next week. After his suspension was lifted in late January, he flew to New Zealand to take part in the limited-overs tour where he did well both bat and ball. (more...)
Duke back on top in Coaches Poll Duke back on top in Coaches Poll
- February 21, 2019

Duke is reclaiming the number-one spot in the Top-25 Men's College Basketball Coaches' Poll. The Duke Blue Devils are back where it belongs. Duke has now spent almost half of the season's polls (seven of 16) at No. Twelve teams climbed in the rankings this week, though LSU and Iowa State were the only ones that moved more than a spot or two. And I simply do not believe Kentucky - with a 34-point loss to Duke , a neutral-court loss to Seton Hall , a road loss to Alabama and a home ... (more...)
Liverpool wanted Sancho but Man City wouldn't sell to us, claims Klopp
- February 21, 2019

Should United be willing to pay it, City - who have also been linked with a move to bring him back to Manchester - would stand to receive 15% of the fee due to a sell-on clause they inserted into the deal which saw him move to Germany. But Klopp needs to offer the England under-19 star a clear route to the first-team to try to beat Bayern Munich to his signature. "It's like a wave, with one country a little bit up and the other country down", the Liverpool manager said... (more...)

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