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Forty-two Russians appeal against Olympic bans: CAS Forty-two Russians appeal against Olympic bans: CAS
- January 09, 2018

The luge silver medallists at the 2014 Winter Olympics and their fellow athletes were all sanctioned for doping violations after samples from the Games in Sochi were re-analysed as part of the Oswald Commission. On December 5, the IOC Executive Board banned Russian Federation from the PyeongChang Games due to allegations of state-sponsored doping, relating to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (more...)
Panthers fire offensive co-ordinator Shula, QBs coach Dorsey Panthers fire offensive co-ordinator Shula, QBs coach Dorsey
- January 09, 2018

The Panthers scored 26 points and put up 413 yards of offense in Sunday's playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints . Dorsey served as quarterbacks coach from 2013-17 following two seasons as a pro scout. Just before noon, the Carolina Panthers tweeted that Shula and Dorsey were released from the team. A spokesperson with the team said the biggest reason why Shula was let go was because the team "needed to make a change". (more...)
Bears' Vic Fangio Top Candidate To Become Packers Defensive Coordinator Bears' Vic Fangio Top Candidate To Become Packers Defensive Coordinator
- January 09, 2018

Whether Fangio would be open to rejoining the Bears remains to be seen. New Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who will be introduced at Halas Hall on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Chicago also met with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio at the team's headquarters on Wednesday. The opportunity to work for an offensive-minded head coach like Nagy has to be appealing as well because it would offer Fangio relative autonomy over the defense. (more...)
Analysts See $1.36 EPS for Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)
- January 09, 2018

About 1.07M shares traded or 3.20% up from the average. It is down 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 33.20% the S&P500. Axa increased Principal Finl Group Inc (PFG) stake by 289.64% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (more...)
Razorbacks name John Chavis as next defensive coordinator Razorbacks name John Chavis as next defensive coordinator
- January 09, 2018

Chavis brings to the team almost 30 years of coaching experience in the SEC. Chavis won the Broyles Award in 2011 as the top assistant coach in college football. His best defense at Texas A&M ranked 52nd nationally in 2015. In 79 total games, Chavis' defenses held the opponent under 100 yards rushing 32 times. (more...)
Lakers Rumors: Larry Nance Jr on the trading block Lakers Rumors: Larry Nance Jr on the trading block
- January 09, 2018

With Clarkson alone owed $26 million (USD) beyond this season, if the Lakers are to have any chance of attracting the likes of Paul George , or even LeBron James; they will need to rid themselves of some of their bigger contracts . The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly looking to trade some of their younger players in an effort to "shed salary for summer free agency". Unfortunately, he does have some limitations on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. (more...)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats offer Johnny Manziel a contract Hamilton Tiger-Cats offer Johnny Manziel a contract
- January 09, 2018

Manziel passed the assessment and has no barriers remaining between him and a return to the field, save one. CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie approved Manziel potentially joining the league in December following review of his background and an interview with the player, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. (more...)
Vikings to face Saints in 2009 NFC championship rematch Vikings to face Saints in 2009 NFC championship rematch
- January 09, 2018

Only five players remain from the 2009 NFC Championship Game. "We would like to invite you, one of the biggest fans, to attend our playoff game on Sunday, Jan. The difference is, earlier in the year they were, not confused, but just working with new guys, and [now] the secondary has settled in. I think that's their mantra: "they want to create havoc for the offense". (more...)
Linked Arda Turan in talks with Istanbul Basaksehir, says president Linked Arda Turan in talks with Istanbul Basaksehir, says president
- January 09, 2018

Gumusdag said that talks have gone well and suggested an agreement is already in place with Turan, who had been linked to Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire, but added that nothing has been finalised with Barca yet. "Barcelona's approach is positive about this transfer". The Turkey worldwide is yet to play a single minute of league football for Barca this season. (more...)
Son of ex-US captain John Harkes could make national debut Son of ex-US captain John Harkes could make national debut
- January 09, 2018

The only other players with extensive national team experience are midfielder Paul Arriola, and forwards Juan Agudelo and Jordan Morris . The roster is teeming with young players, as 21 are aged 24 or younger and 15 of them are hoping to debut as senior internationals on January 28 when US takes on Bosnia and Herzegovina in an exhibition game. (more...)
Dugarry admits big fears over Real Madrid defender Varane: It's not working Dugarry admits big fears over Real Madrid defender Varane: It's not working
- January 09, 2018

These are discussions that happen in a team. "You can analyse it as you like, say it is a 'crisis moment, ' but we are here to look for solutions, to talk, and try to do things better". There're a lot of games to go and I'll need everyone. The second half was not good, but we're not going to go insane about it. However, it is unclear whether Kepa is set to take over as the first-choice goalkeeper when he moves to Madrid. (more...)
Luke Walton Jokes He Subbed Lonzo Early Because Of LaVar's Trash Talk Luke Walton Jokes He Subbed Lonzo Early Because Of LaVar's Trash Talk
- January 09, 2018

LaVar Ball has been stirring the pot ever since his son joined the Los Angeles Lakers . "You can see that we're having a lot of fun when we play like that", Ball said postgame. Both LaVar's oldest son Lonzo and Walton himself downplayed the comments LaVar made prior to the Lakers' game against the Hawks on Sunday night. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas suspension coming after flagrant foul on Andrew Wiggins? Video Isaiah Thomas suspension coming after flagrant foul on Andrew Wiggins? Video
- January 09, 2018

Refs deemed it a flagrant 2 and tossed Thomas from the game with 6:47 left in the third quarter. Wiggins was able to return to the floor, though, finishing out the one-sided game for the Timberwolves . Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas said that it was just part of the game and unintentional, while the other two panelists were unsure. Working out is not helping now, I'm past that stage. (more...)
Sevilla keen on loan deal for Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi Sevilla keen on loan deal for Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi
- January 09, 2018

However, the deal will only go through if the Premier League side manage to find a replacement. Former AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella was appointed a fortnight ago and is determined to improve their record in front of goal . Last season, Batshuayi was second choice to Diego Costa while this season has seen Alvaro Morata start more often. A report in El Desmarque outlines how Los Rojiblancos are keen to add to their striking firepower and provide further competition for Wissam Ben ... (more...)
Liverpool police investigating racist Twitter posts after Holgate-Firmino spat Liverpool police investigating racist Twitter posts after Holgate-Firmino spat
- January 09, 2018

The Liverpool Echo newspaper reported that having been pushed into the crowd by his opponent during a challenge, an unhappy Firmino was captured on camera shouting at Holgate in Portuguese when confronting the Blues center-back. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he thought Madley and the fourth official were discussing whether to take action against Holgate for the original push on Firmino. (more...)
FA Cup: Aguero hits brace in Manchester City hammering of Burnley FA Cup: Aguero hits brace in Manchester City hammering of Burnley
- January 09, 2018

Guardiola later claimed his gestures were simply a request for Burnley to leave the officials alone, but it was certainly an ugly scene and one that ended with fourth official Andy Haines ordering the Spaniard to return to his technical area. (more...)
Five things to know about Penn State Five things to know about Penn State
- January 09, 2018

They've only played one ranked team this season - a loss to suddenly flailing Texas A&M - and don't have another ranked opponent on the schedule until the end of the month. The Hoosiers' big game mentality should be enough in what will be a tightly-contested game. (15.1), F Mike Watkins, 6-9 R-So. IN and Penn State will be televised on BTN. (more...)
FA to use 'Rooney Rule' to decide on Gareth Southgate successor FA to use 'Rooney Rule' to decide on Gareth Southgate successor
- January 09, 2018

Clubs from the English Football League have already adopted the "Rooney Rule" and that kicked in on January 1, 2018, while the academy systems of teams in tiers 2-4 in the United Kingdom have been using this criteria since the summer of 2017. (more...)
Zidane: I Am Not Staying At Madrid For A Decade Zidane: I Am Not Staying At Madrid For A Decade
- January 09, 2018

Tuesday's news conference at Valdebebas, to preview Wednesday's Copa del Rey round-of-16 second leg at home to Numancia, was delayed by over 90 minutes while Zidane and his players talked about the team's situation. "Now it's down to Zinedine Zidane the coach to carve out a career". "To be very clear I do not want any [new players]", he said. "Because I'm happy with my squad". (more...)
5 reasons why Chelsea will destroy Arsenal at Stamford Bridge 5 reasons why Chelsea will destroy Arsenal at Stamford Bridge
- January 09, 2018

The League Cup presents both teams with a shot at silverware with Chelsea seeming the likelier one of the two to be victorious. Eden Hazard stood out in the game at the Emirates just five days ago and the Belgian winger will be hoping to be amongst the goals to aid his side in the first leg of the semi-final. (more...)
Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd-linked Bailey reveals Premier League dream Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd-linked Bailey reveals Premier League dream
- January 09, 2018

Tuesday's Paper Talk suggested Chelsea were leading the chase for a player also interesting Manchester United and Arsenal . Bailey made his name in Belgium during an impressive two-year spell at Genk before joining Leverkusen last January for an initial fee worth in the region of £12.4m. (more...)
Mc Elduff to meet SF leadership over controversial tweet Mc Elduff to meet SF leadership over controversial tweet
- January 09, 2018

In the original post, Mr McElduff says he is in a service station, then, mentioning the name of the shop, asks where they keep their bread while walking with the loaf balancing on his head. It's right that he has apologised. "When I posted the video I had not realized or imagined for a second that there was any possible link between the brand name of the bread and the Kingsmill anniversary", he said in a statement. (more...)
Liverpool offer voucher for fans who bought new Coutinho shirts Liverpool offer voucher for fans who bought new Coutinho shirts
- January 09, 2018

The first thing Liverpool will do after earning £142 million from selling Philippe Coutinho is put a little money back in the pockets of some fans. "We managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do", added Klopp. (more...)
Indian board gives Pathan backdated doping ban Indian board gives Pathan backdated doping ban
- January 09, 2018

Pathan, whose ban concludes at midnight on January 14, tested positive for Terbutaline, a substance that is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Now the BCCI has put forth an official statement on the doping charges and the suspension of Yusuf Pathan . Pathan also released a statement, where he said that he would be more cautious about the type of medication he took in the future. (more...)
Social Media Doesn't Think President Trump Knows the National Anthem Lyrics Social Media Doesn't Think President Trump Knows the National Anthem Lyrics
- January 09, 2018

President Donald Trump got his own national anthem moment Monday when he took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. When Trump walked on to the field, there were some boos as well as cheers from the crowd . Political opponents accused him of forgetting the words, including prominent Black Lives Matter proponent Shaun King and Judd Legum , the founder of progressive politics site ThinkProgress. (more...)
49ers add Ken Norton Jr 49ers add Ken Norton Jr
- January 09, 2018

Norton got fired as the Raiders defensive coordinator in November, when he was 10 games into his third season under Jack Del Rio, who was sacked immediately after the Raiders finished with the same 6-10 record as the 49ers. He won three Super Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX) as a player during his time with Dallas and San Francisco, is a three-time Pro Bowler (1993, 1995, 1997), and a first-team All-Pro (1995). (more...)
Alabama lineman celebrates national title with epic postgame proposal Alabama lineman celebrates national title with epic postgame proposal
- January 09, 2018

Ross Pierschbacher, a fellow starter on the offensive line, had a hunch a proposal could be coming but Bozeman kept it under wraps. Alabama's stunning win gave Bozeman a ideal way to close out his college football career, and also gave him a flawless opportunity to propose to his girlfriend. (more...)
Liverpool Handed Huge Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Man City Showdown Liverpool Handed Huge Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Man City Showdown
- January 09, 2018

The Egypt worldwide missed his side's two most recent games against Burnley and the FA Cup third round tie against Everton . Jurgen Klopp was forced to field a makeshift forward line at Turf Moor, with Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flanking Dominic Solanke . (more...)
Leipzig to resist Liverpool's advances on Keita Leipzig to resist Liverpool's advances on Keita
- January 09, 2018

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Juventus in recent weeks but could end up leaving the club for free next summer. The Reds are now considering moves for a potential replacement for Coutinho , with AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar the most likely candidate. (more...)
Tottenham's Georges-Kevin N'Koudou heading to Burnley on loan Tottenham's Georges-Kevin N'Koudou heading to Burnley on loan
- January 09, 2018

Instead, Nkoudou's opportunities have largely been restricted to domestic cups and appearances off the bench since he joined Spurs from Marseille in August 2016. Nkoudou's exit will allow Spurs to register Erik Lamela for the Champions League knockout stage at the start of next month after he was left out of the squad for the groups because the club had maxed their quota of overseas players. (more...)

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