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Germany international believes Man City are a cut above their rivals Germany international believes Man City are a cut above their rivals
- January 19, 2018

With the FA Cup also presenting a further route to silverware, Guardiola's men are on course for an unprecedented quadruple , but the Catalan is keen to play down expectations. "My own view is that United had to damage them a couple of weeks ago - not only did that not happen, but City came out of Old Trafford more confident - that's a problem, They will be hard to stop. (more...)
Mourinho wants to keep hold of de Gea Mourinho wants to keep hold of de Gea
- January 19, 2018

Valencia was given room to advance before firing past the dive of Jack Butland from 16 yards out with a left-foot shot - something of a collector's item. Mourinho regards activating that clause as a foregone conclusion, but also anticipates United offering the 27-year-old fresh terms to ward off any renewed interest from Madrid and ensure he remains at Old Trafford into his 30s. (more...)
Wallabies great George Smith arrested in Japan Wallabies great George Smith arrested in Japan
- January 19, 2018

The driver chased Smith, who then allegedly punched the driver in his face, causing "injuries that require two weeks to fully heal", police spokesman Naoto Wakabayashi told AFP. "He is saying, "I was drunk; I don't remember; I didn't do such a thing". Beverage giant Suntory, which runs the team, apologised over the incident in a brief statement. (more...)
Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal
- January 19, 2018

It hasn't gained much traction in Washington - except from the president himself, who championed it previous year. "They always have, and if you follow that lead we'll never get anywhere". "He has a nice, compact swing, and can get it up and down from jail", Graham said. It's not the content of your character. Maybe Trump would change yet again if someone showed him statistics on the number of Dreamers, Haitian-, and African-Americans serving in the military versus Norwegian-Americans. (more...)
West Brom look at Zamalek's Ali Gabr as possible defensive reinforcement West Brom look at Zamalek's Ali Gabr as possible defensive reinforcement
- January 19, 2018

West Bromwhich Albion are interested in signing Ahmed Hegazi's Egypt teammate Ali Gabr on a six-month loan deal, Egyptian media reported on Wednesday. Gabr is more than a decent centre-back, and given that he has plenty of experience under his belt, he might be able to inject the requisite resilience to the backline of Albion in the coming months if the deal materialises. (more...)
Sharapova says wants to play against former Grand Slam champions
- January 19, 2018

Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber beat Croatian Donna Vekic 6-4 6-1 to celebrate her 30th birthday with a third round berth at Melbourne Park. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the USA men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez, advancing to the second round. Two other USA contenders, No 8 Jack Sock and No 16 John Isner , were out on opening day. (more...)
Shanghai spell was 'a holiday', Tevez admits Shanghai spell was 'a holiday', Tevez admits
- January 19, 2018

As Edwards points out, there was certainly plenty of incentive for Tevez to take a step into the unknown by joining a league in a country that is determined to develop into footballing superpower sooner rather than later. "All Boca fans are happy", he was quoted as saying by Argentine TV earlier this month. Shenhua's willingness to indulge Tevez, who brought an entourage of family of friends to stay with him in China, came to an end when he was left out for the Chinese FA Cup final. (more...)
Puel slaps price tag of over $182m on Mahrez Puel slaps price tag of over $182m on Mahrez
- January 19, 2018

It is important he continues with this work and he can show everyone what a player he is with his quality and his consistency, with and without ball. He is making progress. "Of course we are in the transfer window and it's normal for all the best players to be linked with transfers, but I'm not afraid about this because there's a fantastic spirit and good attitude in this squad", Puel told Skysports on Monday. (more...)
Bicyclist struck, killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach Bicyclist struck, killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach
- January 19, 2018

King on Wednesday as he pedaled around the gates, which were down, in an attempt to beat the oncoming train. Senator Bill Nelson has called for an investigation into the safety of the Brightline train line following a second fatal incident since beginning trips to Ft. (more...)
Bournemouth hit back to stun wasteful Arsenal Bournemouth hit back to stun wasteful Arsenal
- January 19, 2018

All the signs are pointing towards a victory for Arsenal, but Alexis Sanchez has not travelled with the Gunners as he pushes through a transfer to Manchester United , and this could upset the north Londoners' preparations. Momentum needs to be found from somewhere, with Arsenal now sat sixth in the Premier League table - five points adrift of the Premier League places. (more...)
Manchester United now leading Liverpool in battle for Nice midfielder Jean Seri Manchester United now leading Liverpool in battle for Nice midfielder Jean Seri
- January 18, 2018

Seri was heavily linked with Barcelona last summer , while Manchester City, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the Ivory Coast global at various points over the last few months. Fernandinho has been solid for City this season and is often an unsung hero but some of his limitations did come to the fore in City's 4-3 defeat at Liverpool last weekend with the Brazilian now 32 years old. (more...)
Shaun Murphy through to Masters quarter-final despite Ali Carter rally Shaun Murphy through to Masters quarter-final despite Ali Carter rally
- January 18, 2018

Shut your mouth, I'm trying to play a game of snooker. O'Sullivan, who has been struggling with illness, said: "He deserved his win, it was one of those things, good luck to Mark". "I will get so much confidence from that". "We haven't played that many times, and though I have lost four I have two big wins in major tournaments against him". (more...)
Manchester United may land Alexis Sánchez without Mkhitaryan move Manchester United may land Alexis Sánchez without Mkhitaryan move
- January 18, 2018

But at any moment, at any minute, things can break down. The main stumbling block is Mkhitaryan agreeing terms with Arsenal but Wenger insists wages will not be a problem and is confident the Armenian worldwide wants to play for Arsenal . (more...)
Manchester United whip Stoke at Old Trafford amid Sanchez talk Manchester United whip Stoke at Old Trafford amid Sanchez talk
- January 18, 2018

Valencia , back from almost a month out with a hamstring injury, blasted a shot into the top corner with his weaker left foot to give United the lead in the ninth minute, and Martial curled in a first-time effort from the edge of the area for 2-0 in the 38th. (more...)
Otamendi re-signs with Man City until 2022 Otamendi re-signs with Man City until 2022
- January 18, 2018

The Argentina worldwide came under fire for some sloppy performances following his reported £32million ($55.46M) move from Valencia in 2015, but he has shown vast improvement in Pep Guardiola's second season at the helm and has only missed one Premier League game this term. (more...)
Vikings WR Adam Thielen progressing from back injury Vikings WR Adam Thielen progressing from back injury
- January 18, 2018

He had six receptions for 74 yards in Sunday's 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Ultimately, Friday's injury report will have the final say on his potential to suit up Sunday, when the Vikings will be facing the Eagles' 17th-ranked pass defense. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch Issued For Natrona County Winter Storm Watch Issued For Natrona County
- January 18, 2018

The National Weather Service on Tuesday had issued winter storm warnings in northern Louisiana and the northwest portion of Mississippi. That breaks the city's record low temperature for the date, which was 23 degrees (-5 Celsius) set in 1977. (more...)
Colts take Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft 1.0
- January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is in a good spot to take the best non-quarterback available, and the No. 1 pass-rusher in this class is Chubb. The Colts are in a prime position given that the two teams ahead of them - Cleveland Browns and New York Giants - are most likely going to select a quarterback with the top two overall picks. (more...)
Celtics get to dream of Davis during Pelicans' visit Celtics get to dream of Davis during Pelicans' visit
- January 18, 2018

Boston opened as a 4.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 214 points. While there's absolutely zero reason to indicate that the Pelicans would make a trade before the deadline, things could change this summer and moving forward. (more...)
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's auto was totaled by a Steelers fan Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's auto was totaled by a Steelers fan
- January 18, 2018

Although Jacksonville is known for their defense which is arguably the best in the National Football League right now, Fournette has also made them a threat on offense as the Pittsburgh Steelers can attest to after last week playoff matchup. (more...)
Roger Federer safely through to round three of Australian Open Roger Federer safely through to round three of Australian Open
- January 18, 2018

Djokovic faces France's world number 39 Gael Monfils in the second round. Comedian Will Ferrell's trip down under to the Australian Open may have ignited a festering ambition to star in a tennis movie. "I was putting a lot of hours on the court in the past couple weeks". "They are an awesome crowd but does it get annoying when they scream "come on Roger, come on Roger" over and over again?" In typical Federer fashion, he broke back immediately, sealing the fifth game of the set ... (more...)
Otamendi extends contract with Manchester City until 2022 Otamendi extends contract with Manchester City until 2022
- January 18, 2018

Pep Guardiola's team are 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table but saw their unbeaten run end with a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday . If someone new comes in the door then obviously it's a positive move for United but it's not up to us, we just do the business on the pitch. "We do what we do best, we set up the way the manager wants us to play and it works". (more...)
Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia
- January 18, 2018

The 2014 Australian Open champion spent eight weeks on crutches following his surgery, and pulled out of an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi two weeks before the Australian Open . Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang and will be one of four American women in the second round. "I'm just trying to enjoy it again on court", said the German, who turns 30 this week. (more...)
Nicolas Otamendi has extended his City contract until 2022 Nicolas Otamendi has extended his City contract until 2022
- January 18, 2018

Jones, however, has not given up hope. United visit Burnley, who secured a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last month. City are still odds-on favourites to win the title but Jones insists the race is far from over. "He is the flawless goalkeeper for how our team plays", the Portuguese global proclaimed. " He is like another outfield player for us ". Ian Wright shared his belief that the Reds need to sign a goalkeeper and another centre-half if they are to challenge for ... (more...)
Conor McGregor stripped of UFC title without any fight Conor McGregor stripped of UFC title without any fight
- January 18, 2018

It's been well documented by now that UFC President Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson would fight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov at the event. This much we know: Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will headline UFC 223. Conor McGregor is widely regarded as the greatest UFC fighter of all time, and it seems he isn't too bad playing the sport on a video game either. (more...)
Blackhawks reportedly concerned Corey Crawford could miss rest of season Blackhawks reportedly concerned Corey Crawford could miss rest of season
- January 18, 2018

Crawford was initially termed out indefinitely with an upper body injury. Through three sources, the Times confirmed Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman's Tuesday report that there was organizational concern Crawford could miss the rest of the season with vertigo-like symptoms. (more...)
Johnson back in UAE for Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Johnson back in UAE for Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
- January 18, 2018

England's Justin Rose, the second highest ranked player in the field at No.6, was one better at 71, while No.9 Henrik Stenson finished on two-under par 70. "(Last year) I played with David Lipsky and Kristoffer Broberg for two rounds", he revealed. "I was just excited to get going". "I sort of knew what I was expecting out there, but at the same time, you never really know", McIlroy said after his round. (more...)
Danica Patrick Reunites with GoDaddy for Daytona, Indianapolis Danica Patrick Reunites with GoDaddy for Daytona, Indianapolis
- January 18, 2018

The GoDaddy of today is quite a bit different from the company that sponsored Patrick. GoDaddy has signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick for the two showcase races, starting next month in Daytona. During that span, Patrick was front and center for GoDaddy in its advertising, including a starring role in a record 13 commercials during the Super Bowl. (more...)
Neymar scores four as PSG thrash Dijon Neymar scores four as PSG thrash Dijon
- January 18, 2018

The Portuguese has only netted four La Liga goals in 14 appearances so far this season, while Karim Benzema has also been poor and Gareth Bale continues to struggle with fitness issues. Just to rub salt into the wound, Neymar buried a penalty past Reynet in the 83rd minute. Meunier openly admonished the fans, calling the booing "disgraceful". (more...)
Stan Wawrinka falls to Sandgren at Open Stan Wawrinka falls to Sandgren at Open
- January 18, 2018

The three-time Grand Slam victor, who defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 2014 Australian Open , has slipped to nine in the world rankings and faces a battle to climb higher after his early round exit. Wawrinka was cautious about his prospects of a long run. The 32-year-old, however, had to fight against Berankis, who reached the title match of the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow last October. (more...)

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