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Super Bowl tourism will hit Northland ... eventually Super Bowl tourism will hit Northland ... eventually
- January 30, 2018

If you don't have cable or can't get to a TV, you can still watch the event online, on your phone or on another streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. "Sure, it's a couple days but afterward you look at the future and you realize that we're at the top of the game and we'll be knocking at the door many times". (more...)
Chelsea would reject £200m bid for Eden Hazard from Manchester City Chelsea would reject £200m bid for Eden Hazard from Manchester City
- January 30, 2018

But while Chelsea may ultimately be powerless if Real Madrid make a huge bid for their prized asset, they will refuse to sell him to a domestic rival for any amount of money. The Blues ace has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks. Said to City's No.1 target , it's believed they would be willing to pay a club-record fee of £150 million and they are of the opinion that the 27-year old would be better value than Sanchez. (more...)
Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić
- January 30, 2018

It's unbelievable. The fairytale continues for us, for me, it's incredible", said an emotional Federer as he cradled the Norman Brookes trophy. "I had a slight chance at the start of the fifth but Roger played a great set", he said. Federer got the crucial double-break in the fourth game before adding the finishing touches. Always seeking improvement and growth to his tennis output, last year , Federer came back from the brink of retirement to impose his own domination once more. (more...)
Charly Musonda has threat and creativity Celtic have missed, says Brendan Rodgers Charly Musonda has threat and creativity Celtic have missed, says Brendan Rodgers
- January 30, 2018

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has operated on the fringes of Antonio Conte's first-team squad this season, making seven appearances in all competitions. But Rodgers has got his man in a move which has delighted fans of the Parkhead club. All went smoothly and now the Scottish champions have confirmed Musonda as their third January capture. (more...)
Remembering When Roger Federer Got Absolutely Trousered After Winning Wimbledon Remembering When Roger Federer Got Absolutely Trousered After Winning Wimbledon
- January 30, 2018

Having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon last year the 36-year-old has now taken his Grand Slam tally to 20. The insatiable Swiss is the first man ever to capture 20 grand slam singles crowns and hopes to continue rewriting the record books. (more...)
Chelsea target Fernando Llorente as alternative to Olivier Giroud Chelsea target Fernando Llorente as alternative to Olivier Giroud
- January 30, 2018

Borussia Dortmund also want the 31-year-old to be included as part of their deal to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal . Borussia Dortmund reportedly requested for Giroud to be included in part-exchange of the deal which looks set to send Aubameyang to England, but this aspect of the agreement now looks increasingly unlikely to come to fruition. (more...)
Shocking: Cristiano Ronaldo On His Way To Chelsea?
- January 30, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has been far from happy at Real Madrid recently, despite equalling Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballon D'ors. "I can't imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano, not at all", the Real boss said. In such a scenario, Chelsea could use the influx of cash from Hazard's sale to bankroll a move for Ronaldo, who could look to return to the Premier League. (more...)
Gary Cahill sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Michy Batshuayi Gary Cahill sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Michy Batshuayi
- January 30, 2018

Batshuayi has been told by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez that he needs to be playing if he is to be in contention for the World Cup finals, but Conte said: "Every player wants to play to push the coach of their national team". "I'm very happy. But I don't know what happens with the transfer market". This performance was very important for him and the team. We have to continue to do this and know we have to face great difficulties. (more...)
Jabari Parker to make season debut for Bucks on Friday Jabari Parker to make season debut for Bucks on Friday
- January 30, 2018

G Malcolm Brogdon missed his second consecutive game because of a sore right calf. The Chicago product played 2-on-2 on Saturday and had "a good workout" prior to Sunday's game. The Bucks seek their fourth straight win as they host the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. Bulls: Visit Portland on Wednesday. In 51 games (50 starts) last season, Parker averaged 20.1 points (2 on team), 6.2 rebounds (3 on team), 2.8 assists (4 on team) and 1.0 steals in 33.9 minutes (2 on team) per ... (more...)
Newcastle Fans React Angrily to Dwight Gayle's Lacklustre Chelsea Performance Newcastle Fans React Angrily to Dwight Gayle's Lacklustre Chelsea Performance
- January 30, 2018

The Belgium global has scored 10 goals this season despite playing as the second fiddle to Alvaro Morata . The Belgium global has proven himself a excellent finisher in his two seasons at Stamford Bridge, however he seems to lack the ability to hold the ball up and link the play that his manager demands from his strikers. (more...)
Melbourne to host T20 finals in 2020 Melbourne to host T20 finals in 2020
- January 30, 2018

For the first time, the women's and men's competitions will be held as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. The semi-finals of the men's competition will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval while Sydney will host the women's semi-finals on consecutive days. (more...)
Andre Roberson's Injury Could Be Costly For Oklahoma City Thunder Andre Roberson's Injury Could Be Costly For Oklahoma City Thunder
- January 30, 2018

Philadelphia's twosome hung with them for most of the game, as Embiid didn't shy away from physically battling Adams on the blocks and used his touch on the outside (3-of-4 from deep) when Oklahoma City's bigs didn't venture outside the paint. (more...)
Russell Westbrook mows Washington Wizards down Russell Westbrook mows Washington Wizards down
- January 30, 2018

Roberson was hurt with 4:33 left in the third quarter after he slipped running toward the basket during the Thunder's 121-108 win over the Pistons . Thunder center Steven Adams put it best with his reaction to Andre Roberson's ugly injury. "But right now I don't know how concerned, but we're definitely concerned that it is bothering him from time to time". (more...)
Sevilla elimina al Atlético de Madrid de Copa del Rey Sevilla elimina al Atlético de Madrid de Copa del Rey
- January 30, 2018

Fue otro resultado alentador para Sevilla con su nuevo técnico Vincenzo Montella , quien movió fichas en el equipo tras reemplazar al argentino Eduardo Berizzo al final del año pasado. Por su parte, en la escuadra de Diego Simeone -que llegó al transitorio empate por intermedio de Antoine Griezmann- fue inicial Angel Correa , sustituido a los 60 minutos. (more...)
Brock Boeser named MVP of NHL All-Star Game Brock Boeser named MVP of NHL All-Star Game
- January 30, 2018

I wasn't too nervous about (Sunday). "There's something for everyone, whether you're a season ticket member or somebody who just enjoys catching an occasional Lightning game on TV", former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster, now the club's executive director of community hockey development, said. (more...)
Patriots choose white jersies for the big game Patriots choose white jersies for the big game
- January 30, 2018

This being the 4th quarter of the NFL's biggest game , of course it's Tom Brady's time to shine. "For those of you that aren't, I know you'll be cheering your hearts out back here, and we'll see you Monday". "I think that goes to show the talent and players they have on their roster and how hard it is to stop them". They all play well together. What more could they gain by winning another Super Bowl? I'm going to go back to what Dave Gettleman said at his introductory press conference ... (more...)
Wenger has yet to decide if Mkhitaryan plays against Swansea Wenger has yet to decide if Mkhitaryan plays against Swansea
- January 30, 2018

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 and has gone on to become one of the club's most important players, featuring in over 130 Premier League matches over the past four-and-a-half seasons. Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal are "not close" to signing anyone else in this January's transfer window. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan will fit in well in the current squad. (more...)
Patriots hosting send-off rally before heading to Super Bowl Patriots hosting send-off rally before heading to Super Bowl
- January 30, 2018

A lot has been made of Nick Foles and the level he must play at to deliver Philadelphia its first Lombardi Trophy, but this game will likely be decided by how quickly the Eagles are able to get to Tom Brady . Malcom Brown returned to the field Sunday after missing practice all week because of a foot injury suffered in the AFC Championship Game. Days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers , Harrison joined the Patriots and played in Week 17 against the New York Jets. (more...)
Noren shakes off double bogey to seize lead at Torrey Pines Noren shakes off double bogey to seize lead at Torrey Pines
- January 30, 2018

Day came within inches of lifting the trophy with a birdie attempt on the par-four fourth hole of sudden death, but eventually time was called as Day made a 6ft birdie putt on the fifth, matched by a 5ft birdie from Noren on the par-five 18th in the fading light. (more...)
Royals acquire Hahn from Athletics for Moss Royals acquire Hahn from Athletics for Moss
- January 30, 2018

So Moss, 34, might be a short-timer with Oakland should the team be able to swing any other deals before spring training, or he can provide depth through the spring in the event of an injury. Buchter gives the A's a second left-hander reliever alongside the underrated Daniel Coulombe . Hahn, a 28-year-old from Norwich, Conn., made 13 starts (14 appearances) with Oakland last season, posting a 3-6 mark and a 5.30 ERA (41 ER in 69.2 IP). (more...)
LaVar Ball to coach sons' pro team in Lithuania LaVar Ball to coach sons' pro team in Lithuania
- January 30, 2018

The elder Ball is now in Lithuania as his other sons LiAngelo and LaMelo are playing professional basketball in the European country. LaVar said on an ESPN Radio interview this morning that he "sent Jeff Goodman home early". People don't know why they're in the game. LaVar's quotes on Walton came during a long interview about a host of different topics in Lithuania. "What I mean is, you can go stand in the same spot like Luke Walton did and win 20-something games when you've got the ... (more...)
Tite defends Neymar in penalty row Tite defends Neymar in penalty row
- January 30, 2018

The incident fuelled rumours that Neymar is unhappy at PSG and failing to gel with other players, but he played downed the row after scoring another penalty in Saturday's 4-0 thumping of Montpellier . The 25-year-old finished third behind Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2017 Ballon d'Or. He came here only five months ago and he still has four-and-a-half years left on his contract. (more...)
AFC defeats NFC in Pro Bowl, 24-23 AFC defeats NFC in Pro Bowl, 24-23
- January 30, 2018

The 2018 Pro Bowl will follow the traditional AFC versus NFC match-up, which returned last season, and feature 88 of the best National Football League players - 44 from each conference - as determined by a consensus of votes by fans, players, and coaches. (more...)
Woods breaks into top 20 during final round at Torrey Pines Woods breaks into top 20 during final round at Torrey Pines
- January 30, 2018

It was the first of four but four bogeys ensured he ended up level par for the round and finished three under for the event. In the end it was former world No. From the 14th hole, he went birdie, bogey, birdie, bogey, birdie to improve to four under par overall at the turn. Day, who's trying to win his first tournament since 2016, won the Farmers in 2015 in a playoff. (more...)
Klopp: Here's why Liverpool won't replace Coutinho Klopp: Here's why Liverpool won't replace Coutinho
- January 30, 2018

Coutinho left for Barcelona in a deal worth 160 million euros on January 6th, but Liverpool are yet to reinvest any of those funds in their first-team squad. It doesn't say anything about the performances, only the results. "In the short-term, I don't think we will do a lot". Since Coutinho's departure, Liverpool defeated runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City 4-3 before suffering a shock 1-0 loss to bottom side Swansea City . (more...)
Former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke will coach Panthers' defensive line
- January 30, 2018

Before that he spent one year as Oregon's defensive coordinator that did not go well, and the same thing can be said for (most) of his time as head coach at MI from 2011-2014. Hoke improved San Diego State from 4-8 to 9-4 and jumped to MI after two years with the Aztecs. He was 0-2 as the interim head coach, losing to LSU and Vanderbilt. (more...)
Li holds off McIlroy to land Dubai title Li holds off McIlroy to land Dubai title
- January 30, 2018

Chinese youngster Li Haotong is braced for a "big" reaction from his fans back home, after stunning Rory McIlroy to win the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday morning (Singapore time). "It was a couple of bad shots, a couple of poor decisions, a couple of mental errors, a few tentative putts out there, as well". Made two good birdies. (more...)
Wood press conference short on length, details Wood press conference short on length, details
- January 30, 2018

Wood read from a written statement in which he explained when the injury was discovered and where things go from here. Wood revealed he suffered a neck injury called a "stinger" in week five. Wood is from Cincinnati and spent four seasons playing at Louisville before being selected by the Bills with their second of two first-round picks in the 2009 draft. (more...)
Isles To Play Twelve Home Games At Nassau Coliseum Next Season Isles To Play Twelve Home Games At Nassau Coliseum Next Season
- January 30, 2018

The team will play half its home games at their old home in the Nassau Coliseum while their new Belmont Park arena is being built, after the state agreed to cough up $6 million to get the just-renovated "Old Barn" back up to National Hockey League standards, Gov. (more...)
Chargers should like QB Kyle Lauletta's efficient Senior Bowl performance Chargers should like QB Kyle Lauletta's efficient Senior Bowl performance
- January 30, 2018

First, Penny played decently in the run game, finishing with a total of 64 rushing yards, but secondly, also had an fantastic 73-yard reception for a touchdown. He showed good ability to go through progressions and look off defenders. Darrel Williams, RB, LSU: Voted by his teammates as MVP at LSU, Williams is a one-cut, downhill runner who knows how to finish runs. (more...)

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