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Patriots notebook: Tom Brady's hand still not 100 percent Patriots notebook: Tom Brady's hand still not 100 percent
- January 29, 2018

A sixth Super Bowl title would allow him to stand alone with the most of any player in National Football League history. However, there is something about the big stage of the playoffs that makes Amendola flip an internal switch, turning him into one of the most reliable and consistent players on the team. (more...)
Kevin Durant describes Andre Roberson's injury as 'sickening' Kevin Durant describes Andre Roberson's injury as 'sickening'
- January 29, 2018

However, Roberson crumpled to the court after his leg bent in an awkward direction. After being attended to by medical personnel, his leg was put in an air cast and he was stretchered off the court. "I know his heart, I know his strength and I know he's going to want the team to keep fighting and get better as quickly as possible", Durant said. (more...)
Bennett apologises for horror Sane tackle Bennett apologises for horror Sane tackle
- January 29, 2018

The Cardiff defender was only booked for a unsafe tackle in the second-half of his side's 2-0 defeat against Manchester City . Put through on goal in first-half stoppage time of the fourth-round match, Germany midfielder Sane injured his ankle when he was scythed down by Bennett, who was fortunate to receive just a yellow card. (more...)
Bad light halts Jason Day's PGA Tour playoff at Torrey Pines Bad light halts Jason Day's PGA Tour playoff at Torrey Pines
- January 29, 2018

He described his round as "gross, " although he was proud of his score. There were a couple of occasions when he tested his back on Saturday, making violent, contorting swings from the rough that had to make his surgeon cringe. At stake for Day was a chance for a fresh start in 2018 after a terrible year of his mother recovering from lung cancer and a game that lost some discipline and focus. (more...)
Pistons lose 8th straight, fall at Cleveland 121-104 Pistons lose 8th straight, fall at Cleveland 121-104
- January 29, 2018

Kevin Love added 20 and 11 boards, while J.R. Smith knocked down four threes on his way to 15 points. 3-A LITTLE BETTER - Tobias Harris has been in a deep 3-point shooting slump over the seven-game losing streak the Pistons carried into tipoff with Cleveland , shooting just 23 percent (8 of 35) over the seven games. (more...)
Arthur Masuaku apologises for spitting incident in FA Cup defeat Arthur Masuaku apologises for spitting incident in FA Cup defeat
- January 29, 2018

The newly introduced VAR system played a central role as Liverpool crashed out to an impressive West Brom. While Masuaku's spit came as a reaction to Powell's challenge, his manager Moyes wasted no time in condemning the Frenchman's act. The West Ham star was sent off in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup fourth round for spitting at Nick Powell . Grigg nabbed his second from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute following a dubious handball decision against Reece Burke. (more...)
Aqib Talib rumors: Broncos looking for trade Aqib Talib rumors: Broncos looking for trade
- January 29, 2018

He has six interception returns for a touchdown since joining Denver and was selected for a fifth straight Pro Bowl this season, his fourth with the Broncos. According to 9News in Denver, the Broncos might be in the business of shopping Aqib Talib . The only other player to make four Pro Bowls in four seasons with the Broncos was John Lynch, who was inducted into the team's Ring of Fame and is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018. (more...)
Heynckes hails Gnabry after scoring against parent club Bayern Heynckes hails Gnabry after scoring against parent club Bayern
- January 29, 2018

Wagner was Germany's joint-top scorer in Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup qualifying with five goals , a tally only new Bayern teammate Thomas Müller was able to match, but after swapping Sinsheim for Bavaria in the winter transfer window, many questioned whether playing second fiddle to a certain Robert Lewandowski would harm his chances of making the final 23-man cut. (more...)
Australia ends Afghan dream run, makes U-19 World Cup final Australia ends Afghan dream run, makes U-19 World Cup final
- January 29, 2018

Wicketkeeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil was a lone bright spot for Afghanistan with the bat, hitting a composed 80 from 119 balls as his middle order collapsed around him. Off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran, picked up by IPL franchisee Kings XI Punjab for the next edition, had provided an early breakthrough by dismissing opener Max Bryant (4) but Australia had more than able line-up to handle Afghanistan's challenge. (more...)
Thunder Streak Past 76ers For 8th Straight Win Thunder Streak Past 76ers For 8th Straight Win
- January 29, 2018

Ish Smith tallied 15 points (7-of-8 shooting) and nine assists. He added 20 points and 13 rebounds. And when Roberson missed 10 games earlier this season, mostly with tendinitis in the patellar tendon he injured Saturday, Oklahoma City's defense wasn't the same. (more...)
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic close to joining MLS side LA Galaxy Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic close to joining MLS side LA Galaxy
- January 29, 2018

Ibrahimovic, a title victor in France, Italy, Spain and Holland, scored 28 times in his first season at United before injury ended his season early in the Europa League quarter-finals. However, he just has not come even remotely close to resembling his previous fine form. Ibrahimovic enjoyed a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford, scoring 28 times in all competitions, but the cruciate injury sustained in the Europa League in April threatened to end his career. (more...)
Philadelphia police: We'll be ready for Super Bowl Sunday
- January 29, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The same bettor who took this city's legal sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series is looking to cash in again at the Super Bowl. "But we've just got to focus on today". In the postseason during that same period - when the Patriots went 18-8, including 9-8 from 2005 through 2013 - Brady was subpar when trailing late by some key measures. (more...)
England beats Australia by 12-runs to win ODI series 4-1 England beats Australia by 12-runs to win ODI series 4-1
- January 29, 2018

Tye's maiden ODI five-for gave Australia a modest target of 260. "Only the Scorchers guys have played out here". Skipper Steven Smith, who had a roaring run in Ashes 2017-18, failed in the series and led to a big factor in Australia's slump. (more...)
Aubameyang close to Arsenal move after Gunners agree £60m fee with Dortmund Aubameyang close to Arsenal move after Gunners agree £60m fee with Dortmund
- January 29, 2018

He had been omitted from Dortmund's recent fixtures against Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin after missing a team meeting. However, according to a variety of sources, Arsenal are still confident of securing a deal to sign the forward, despite entering the last 72 hours of the transfer window. (more...)
Injuries: Rob Gronkowski sits out practice again
- January 29, 2018

For the seventh straight year, the Patriots made the AFC Championship - an unprecedented feat - and will play in their third Super Bowl in four seasons. "We have to play 60 minutes against them", Cox said. "Don't make the moment bigger than what it is". "It's about what we do and how well we execute and I can't worry about that". (more...)
Arsenal close to agreeing £60m Aubameyang fee Arsenal close to agreeing £60m Aubameyang fee
- January 29, 2018

Asked by reporters about Chelsea's interest in Giroud, Wenger responded, "I want Olivier to stay". It had been suggested that Giroud could go to Dortmund on a loan deal if Aubameyang was sold to Arsenal , with the Bundesliga giants not willing to let the Gabon striker leave without a replacement having been brought in. (more...)
Eagles receiver celebrates birthday ahead of Super Bowl
- January 29, 2018

As far as the scouting report for the Eagles opposition on Sunday goes, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has five Super Bowl rings and has proved himself relentless time and time again. "We have a group chat and talk all the time", Blount said Thursday at the NovaCare Complex. Now as a Saints fan, we sure appreciate the Patriots doing the old "Lucy pulling the football out from Charlie Brown' against the Falcons past year, but is that enough to warrant support for us fans? It's about ... (more...)
VAR within the highlight in Liverpool's FA Cup loss to West Brom VAR within the highlight in Liverpool's FA Cup loss to West Brom
- January 29, 2018

No, but I think it's important if a goal needs to be disallowed, it is disallowed. "I'm not 100 per cent sure but I think if the video assistant referee is not responsible for something like that we should think over the rules again because the ref needs help in a situation like this". (more...)
Two Missouri reserves ejected after tussle in SC game Two Missouri reserves ejected after tussle in SC game
- January 29, 2018

With its second straight loss, Mizzou slipped into a tie for fifth place in the SEC. SC looks to break its 0-5 mark all-time against No. 1 UConn at home Thursday night. Cunningham appeared to shove both Gamecocks, and Cliney seemed to get a push to Cunningham's face in as well. Missouri and SC went to halftime tied at 29. (more...)
FA Cup: Moses benched in Chelsea win FA Cup: Moses benched in Chelsea win
- January 29, 2018

Rafael Benitez has expressed his disappointment with Newcastle United losing 3-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup but acknowledged that the Magpies can now fully concentrate on Premier League survival. That gave Chelsea a two-goal lead at half-time and Newcastle could not make any inroads after the break. Chelsea have a reputation for not giving their youth products a chance but it is good to see that Conte is willing to throw them in at the deep end. (more...)
Kings coach Dave Joerger 'all right' after dizzy spell Kings coach Dave Joerger 'all right' after dizzy spell
- January 29, 2018

Per the Kings, Joerger will not return to the bench for the remainder of Sunday's game for precautionary reasons. D'Aaron Fox scored on a put-back dunk with three seconds left to give Sacramento, which trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, an 89-88 win over the Heat. (more...)
Sharks' Burns helps Pacific Division win 2018 NHL All-Star tournament Sharks' Burns helps Pacific Division win 2018 NHL All-Star tournament
- January 29, 2018

Then on Sunday he topped that by scoring two goals and assisting on another in two games , helping lead the Pacific Division to the 3-on-3 tournament championship, and grabbing All-Star Game MVP honors in the process. "A lot of casual viewers that maybe aren't hockey fans, they watch USA-Canada". Game One begins at 3pm. "That's kind of the bummer about it". Boeser, who admitted to being "pretty shocked" when named most valuable player, shared afterwards how much he enjoyed getting ... (more...)
Tom Izzo hopes people 'rally behind the survivors' in sexual abuse scandal
- January 29, 2018

Neither former star Adreian Payne nor Travis Walton was ever charged. You can read ESPN's full Outside The Lines report here. He later summed up this weekend by saying, "It's been hard to focus in on basketball because when I do, I feel guilty". (more...)
Hugh Bowman changes mind, will appeal bans in effort to ride Winx Hugh Bowman changes mind, will appeal bans in effort to ride Winx
- January 29, 2018

Jockey Hugh Bowman has been aboard wondermare Winx for 20 of her 22 consecutive victories, but he will be forced to miss her 2018 debut on February 17. Waller has often called on Hong Kong-based superstar Joao Moriera to ride at major Sydney race meetings but as the Apollo Stakes is only a Group 2 race, the jockey can't be considered or the Winx ride under Hong Kong Jockey Club rules. (more...)
Thunder win seventh straight but lose Andre Roberson to significant knee injury Thunder win seventh straight but lose Andre Roberson to significant knee injury
- January 29, 2018

He has made just eight 3-pointers in 36 attempts (22.2 percent) this season, meaning opposing defenses feel comfortable to leave him on the perimeter and help on the Thunder's star players. "No matter how many times you do it, it doesn't make it any easier because you're dealing with a very talented individual, you know what I mean?" And Oklahoma City also can't trade a first-round pick until at earliest 2022 because of past deals. (more...)
While The Patriots Don't Need Help, They Tend To Get It
- January 29, 2018

Given their success this season and the last time they faced Brady and the Patriots as 10-point underdogs 25 months ago, the Eagles are confident they'll bring home the franchise's first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Be yourself - friendly, smart and amusing - and make them feel at home. City workers routinely smear Crisco on lampposts to discourage fans from climbing them when a Philadelphia team threatens to win a championship. (more...)
Canada's Henderson leads Feng by one at LPGA opener Canada's Henderson leads Feng by one at LPGA opener
- January 29, 2018

She birdied four of the last five holes to shoot 32 on the par-37 back nine and closed with a 66 on the par-73 Ocean Club Golf Course at Paradise Island to end at 12-under par, two strokes ahead of Wei-Ling Hsu, a 23-year-old from Taiwan looking for her first LPGA win. (more...)
Women's college basketball: No. 5 Notre Dame stymies No. 8 Florida State Women's college basketball: No. 5 Notre Dame stymies No. 8 Florida State
- January 29, 2018

Tucker Center on Sunday afternoon. Temple Gibbs kept the Fighting Irish competitive as he poured in a game high 27 points and five assists on 8-20 from the floor including 5-10 from deep and 6-6 at the stripe. She was an All-American with a double-double, and she was not going to let us lose this game today. "We learned from the Louisville game but we have moved on". (more...)
Rob Gronkowski Returns To Patriots Practice Rob Gronkowski Returns To Patriots Practice
- January 29, 2018

Gronkowski is on the field for today's Patriots practice. Also in the concussion protocol is rookie defensive lineman Deatrich Wise . Based on the injury report released by the Patriots, Gronkowski did not participate in Friday's practice due to concussion and will be ruled out if the Super Bowl is played Sunday. (more...)
Javier Pastore and Luan
- January 29, 2018

Inter could use all the help they can get in their bid to qualify for next year's UEFA Champions League, and Pastore would likely be a key cog in manager Luciano Spalletti's team if he joined. PSG have received offers from Tottenham & Liverpool for Javier Pastore , between €25M & €40M (£22M & £35M). Jurgen Klopp has been seeking a replacement for Philippe Coutinho with several names being linked with the Reds . (more...)

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