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Newcastle United agree loan deal with Leicester City for Islam Slimani Newcastle United agree loan deal with Leicester City for Islam Slimani
- January 31, 2018

The Belgian side have agreed terms on a deal to take the towering striker on loan until the end of season. He signed for nearly £28million in the summer of 2016 and since then has scored 13 goals in 46 appearances for Leicester - but he's never really had a run in the side. (more...)
Chris Harris to make Scotland debut in Wales clash Chris Harris to make Scotland debut in Wales clash
- January 31, 2018

So don't discount England's chance of making more history under Jones. Scotland , fresh from a hugely encouraging November that included a 53-24 win over Australia and a narrow defeat by world champions New Zealand, are missing six front-row forwards. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski says he thinks he'll play in Super Bowl LII
- January 31, 2018

Luckily, the game will be played on February 4. The Patriots tight end participated in a "Madden NFL" event with Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount Tuesday night. Obviously, the road to recovery is different for every player, but the team is hoping Gronk follows a similar timeline. The Pro Bowler caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards during 14 regular-season games in 2017. (more...)
Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Is Returning to the National Hockey League Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Is Returning to the National Hockey League
- January 31, 2018

Fisher: "I watched the team a lot this year..." When he signs one, it's expected to be for the remainder of this season. Predators general manager David Poile said Fisher will not return to being team captain, an honor that was given to defenseman Roman Josi. (more...)
Olympics buff Leslie Jones returning to NBC's Winter Games coverage Olympics buff Leslie Jones returning to NBC's Winter Games coverage
- January 31, 2018

As part of her role, Jones will be attending live Olympic events and meeting athletes, NBC said. Jones will be traveling to PyeongChang, South Korea , for its televised and online coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, reprising a role she first took on during 2016's Rio Olympic Games. (more...)
Yuna Kim will attend figure skating events at PyeongChang Olympics Yuna Kim will attend figure skating events at PyeongChang Olympics
- January 31, 2018

South Koreans had been due to take part in a reciprocal event at Mount Kumgang this weekend, but Seoul's unification ministry said the North told it the performance had been called off. More than a hundred petitions against the unified team have gone to the presidential Blue House's website . Ha, the lead vocalist of the popular indie rock band, rose to prominence a year ago in South Korea after appearing on the popular television show King Of Masked Singer . (more...)
Trent, No. 4 Duke bounce back by routing Irish 88-66 Trent, No. 4 Duke bounce back by routing Irish 88-66
- January 31, 2018

White finished with a putback dunk, a 3-pointer, and snagged several defensive rebounds in a row to get the Cameron Crazies excited late in the second half. "When a guy comes in like that and gets his own, it's really fun to see". Then, senior point guard Matt Farrell, second leading scorer and lead assist-man has been potentially game-to-game with an ankle bruise after recovering from a sprained ankle. (more...)
Neymar publicly expresses disapproval of Lucas Moura's Spurs move Neymar publicly expresses disapproval of Lucas Moura's Spurs move
- January 31, 2018

He's my brother in football. And I ended up playing with him on the pitch. "Wherever he goes, I hope he will score a lot and he will return to the Brazilian national team". "That's why sometimes I say football is kind of boring sometimes". I know people will talk about that but they have to put themselves in my shoes. The former Barcelona player later defended his actions with the joke causing controversy with many calling his antics disrespectful. (more...)
Mesut Ozil signs new Arsenal contract until 2021 Mesut Ozil signs new Arsenal contract until 2021
- January 31, 2018

Mesut Ozil is set to end the speculation he could leave Arsenal and sign a contract extension with the club. The 29-year-old playmaker has been linked with several clubs, including Manchester United , who signed Sanchez in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January. (more...)
MSU picks Ex-Governor to run the show for now MSU picks Ex-Governor to run the show for now
- January 31, 2018

John Engler as interim president. "Barring an eleventh hour change of heart by the MSU Board of Trustees, it appears that John Engler , former Republican Governor, will be appointed as the interim president of MSU", said Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick. (more...)
Lawyer Says Simpson Isn't Paying on $70M Wrongful Death Judgment Lawyer Says Simpson Isn't Paying on $70M Wrongful Death Judgment
- January 31, 2018

O.J. Simpson has dodged the latest effort to force him to turn over cash from signing autographs to satisfy a $70 million-plus civil judgment for the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman . "Simpson from our point of view is a denier. -Simpson-over-$70M-wrongful-death-judgment?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion">stated in court documents. (more...)
FCC: Errors led to false missile alert in Hawaii FCC: Errors led to false missile alert in Hawaii
- January 31, 2018

Gen. Bruce Oliveira, who led the state's internal investigation into the false missile alert , said the employee responsible for sending the message was sacked last Friday. A Federal Communications Commission report revealed Tuesday that the worker who pushed out the alert thought an actual attack was imminent. The message also mistakenly, however, included the phrase "This is not a drill" used for an actual live ballistic missile alert, the report said. (more...)
Michy Batshuayi 'heads for Borussia Dortmund medical'
- January 31, 2018

The future of Michy Batshuayi is still up in the air, but he's been included in Conte's squad and looks likely to play. Chelsea have prioritised the signing of a back-up striker this month, with Peter Crouch, Ashley Barnes and Edin Dzeko all linked. (more...)
Harden's historic night: 60-point triple-double Harden's historic night: 60-point triple-double
- January 31, 2018

Let's digest the night to remember with five awesome facts from his performance. After Harden eclipsed the mark, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for The Beard, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists. (more...)
James Harden's 60-point triple-double is fourth best performance since 1983 James Harden's 60-point triple-double is fourth best performance since 1983
- January 31, 2018

He accounted for 86 of the Rockets' 114 points on the night. He then made the free throw to give him 60 points and bringing the crowd to its feet. After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for the Beard , who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists. (more...)
Formula 1 'grid girls' eliminated for 2018 Formula 1 'grid girls' eliminated for 2018
- January 31, 2018

Formula One have announced they will no longer use walk-on grid girls at grands prix because it is not in keeping with their "brand values" - following darts' move to get rid of the practice of using scantily-clad women at events. When the decision to downsize F1 auto engines in 2014 from normally aspirated V8s to turbocharged V6 motors, there was a furore over the decision that still sees fans bemoan the changes today. (more...)
Kraft's Super Bowl commercial will be a last-minute 'family' frenzy Kraft's Super Bowl commercial will be a last-minute 'family' frenzy
- January 31, 2018

Instead, fans will see Danny DeVito get dunked in chocolate in an M&Ms commercial, as well as a bevy of other celebrities selling unhealthy - but very American - snacks. He says he tries to simplify the task and "make it smaller" than it really is. Leading up to the game, Kraft will run the teaser online and on television, and also support the campaign with social and digital. (more...)
Kerr labels Warriors' blowout loss to Jazz 'disgusting basketball' Kerr labels Warriors' blowout loss to Jazz 'disgusting basketball'
- January 31, 2018

This loss puts an end to Golden State's 3-game win streak, dropping the Warriors to a regular season win/loss record of 40-11. On Tuesday, the Warriors were not in a good groove. Trolling aside, this win could serve as a huge confidence booster and a turning point for a team looking to get back into the grid. As for the Cavaliers, they slumped to a 125-114 loss to the Pistons. (more...)
Tom Brady Cuts Radio Interview Short Over Comments About Daughter
- January 31, 2018

The Patriots and the station recently announced an extension of their agreement, which involves weekly calls from Brady and coach Bill Belichick. The father of Vivian, five, as well as Benjamin, eight and John, 10 (the latter from a previous relationship) said he was disappointed by the remarks and is now debating his future with the sports show, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. (more...)
House GOP Votes to Release FBI Memo House GOP Votes to Release FBI Memo
- January 31, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Republicans on Monday voted to release the memo that accuses the Department of Justice and the FBI of improper spying amid the Russian Federation investigation. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have President Donald Trump as an obstacle in the reforms, Yoo wrote, and the president's "impulse to transform every act of government into a partisan conflict undermines the hard task of repairing a Justice Department that ... (more...)
Swansea City vs Arsenal, Premier League preview Swansea City vs Arsenal, Premier League preview
- January 31, 2018

The Armenia global arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United at the start of the week in a deal which saw Alexis Sanchez go the other way. Both teams undeniably have their flaws. Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal to push the deal through, and even though Sanchez's wages are reported to be on the higher end, Mourinho said he was pleased with the net gain for United. (more...)
Liverpool boss Klopp branded 'ludicrous' over FA Cup TV time claims Liverpool boss Klopp branded 'ludicrous' over FA Cup TV time claims
- January 31, 2018

After carving out an early lead through Roberto Firmino , the hosts were taken apart twice in quick succession by the Baggies , with striker Jay Rodriguez capitalising on poor defending on both occasions. "It was ten minutes and so you need to play ten minutes longer. You can not say it's now a little bit too long", added Klopp. According to Klopp, Moss said BT Sport-which broadcasted the game-was responsible. (more...)
Lorenzo on top as first MotoGP test comes to an end Lorenzo on top as first MotoGP test comes to an end
- January 31, 2018

Zarco was eighth and sixth using the 2017 bike for the first two days of the opening '18 pre-season test at Sepang this week, then reverted to the '16 chassis for Tuesday - when he was only ninth but happier. "Yesterday night I was optimistic to improve the laptime, but it was impossible, a bit more hard - especially with the new tyre, because with the used tyre my pace was good. (more...)
FOX Paying Big Money For Rights to Thursday Night Football Package FOX Paying Big Money For Rights to Thursday Night Football Package
- January 31, 2018

Despite slipping ratings the past couple of seasons, the National Football League just cashed in on a big TV deal. Bloomberg reported via sources that requested to stay anonymous that FOX "submitted a bid that's higher than the $45 million a game CBS and NBC agreed to pay last year". (more...)
Mesut Ozil set to sign new Arsenal contract Mesut Ozil set to sign new Arsenal contract
- January 31, 2018

Speculation over both Ozil and Chilean Alexis Sanchez's futures have plagued the club for nearly a year, as both their contracts were up at the end of the present campaign. Aubameyang and fellow new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan reportedly signed deals worth £180,000 a week. Ozil has kept Arsenal fans on their toes for the a year ago after failing to decide where his future lies. (more...)
Oklahoma baseball: Sooners to have three games on national television this season Oklahoma baseball: Sooners to have three games on national television this season
- January 31, 2018

All of the Tigers' postseason games in the SEC and NCAA Tournaments will be carried on a network or online platform. The first two games of the Cowboys' series against No. United Kingdom will be hosting SC at 7 p.m. ET. Friday, May 4 will be the final scheduled national appearance for United Kingdom on ESPN's Bases Loaded where all SEC games will be features in "Red Zone" style with whiparound coverage from around the league. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp: Jurgen Klopp: "No chance" of Danny Ings exit
- January 31, 2018

It would be bordering on negligent for Liverpool to allow two first-team options to leave mid-season, and not bring in any sort of replacement at all. You think that's right, that wrong, you say it, nobody listens. "Nothing that we wanted to have, but we have had similar periods and we turned it round because we were focused on ourselves". (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan in line for Arsenal debut against Swansea Henrikh Mkhitaryan in line for Arsenal debut against Swansea
- January 31, 2018

The Swans recovered from a goal down for a deserved win on home soil, as their revival under new boss Carlos Carvalhal - now four wins and three draws in eight outings under the Portuguese - continues to gather pace. I look forward to it. "After that, I will know more about him in two or three days". However, they responded swiftly to equalise through Sam Clucas , before two defensive errors from the Gunners in the second half were seized upon to secure victory. (more...)
Chelsea FC consider bid to sign Spanish striker before deadline Chelsea FC consider bid to sign Spanish striker before deadline
- January 31, 2018

However, the Gunners do not want to sell another player to a direct rival in a transfer window in which they have already sold Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United . Furthermore, the Spaniard also has the experience of previously working with Antonio Conte, during his stint at Juventus . Pochettino was also giving little away about Tottenham's imminent swoop for Brazilian winger Lucas Moura. (more...)
Super Bowl contest victor surprised by Peyton Manning Super Bowl contest victor surprised by Peyton Manning
- January 31, 2018

The ad was created in-house. A 1-minute version of the Manning commercial will air during the pregame coverage, and then a 30-second rendition will appear during halftime of the Super Bowl , which is being played in Minneapolis. Peyton Manning may have mastered both sides of the equation. Other brands expected to have Super Bowl ads, according to Ad Age, include Amazon, Anheiser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Febreze, M&M's, Pepsi, Pringles, Doritos, Turbotax, Tide, Verizon, Groupon and automakers ... (more...)

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