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West Ham suspend head of transfers over 'racist' comments about African players West Ham suspend head of transfers over 'racist' comments about African players
- February 02, 2018

We find that when they are not in the team they cause mayhem. The Football Association have opened an investigation into Henry's comments while the Professional Footballers' Association welcomed West Ham's quick response. It was a stipulation prior to being shown the email sent by Henry on January 27 that this newspaper would not reveal the two recipients but the club are certainly aware that one of them is a key figure in their hierarchy. (more...)
Cavs forward avoids surgery; still out eight weeks Cavs forward avoids surgery; still out eight weeks
- February 02, 2018

That Tristan Thompson was the only Cav playing hard at all, following the shot and tipping the carom straight to a wide open Dwyane Wade , who promptly passed up a wide open shot to throw a late pass to Thompson, who'd already turned away? In the team's final game of January on Wednesday night, the mood was decidedly different as Thomas was subjected to boos from the home crowd in the midst of a brutal night of shooting from the field. (more...)
Falcons owner Arthur Blank miffed Patriots' Super Bowl rings have 283 diamonds Falcons owner Arthur Blank miffed Patriots' Super Bowl rings have 283 diamonds
- February 02, 2018

Blank found it "unnecessary and tacky", the magazine reported, and he expressed his displeasure to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft when the two met for dinner last August in NY. Even the Patriots got in on the act, using exactly 283 diamonds for their Super Bowl rings. He found it unnecessary and tacky. "I said to Robert, 'You didn't have to do the 28-3 in the ring, '" Blank told the magazine. (more...)
Phoenix Open: Bill Haas takes two-shot lead after first round in Arizona Phoenix Open: Bill Haas takes two-shot lead after first round in Arizona
- February 02, 2018

World number two Jon Rahm is a shot adrift of Fowler at four under, while two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama trails Haas by five shots. Spaun this week. "It's not appropriate, and I hate that it could affect someone's score because of that". "I may be somewhat of a fan favorite, but they werent holding back", Fowler said. (more...)
Europa League: Wenger names Cazorla in Arsenal's squad, Aubameyang not included Europa League: Wenger names Cazorla in Arsenal's squad, Aubameyang not included
- February 02, 2018

Doctors had to perform a skin graft from Santi Cazorla's arm to his ankle. This setback was expected to rule the former Villarreal star out for the foreseeable future. With Arsenal eight points behind fourth placed Chelsea at the moment with 13 games left in the league, many believe the time is right for the Gunners to prioritise winning the Europa League . (more...)
Tom Brady has already crafted his NFL MVP acceptance speech Tom Brady has already crafted his NFL MVP acceptance speech
- February 02, 2018

If there was one obvious takeaway from the last two months of the National Football League season, it was the MVP award was going to be handed to either Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley or New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady . (more...)
The Internet Reacts To Tom Brady's Kiss With His Son The Internet Reacts To Tom Brady's Kiss With His Son
- February 02, 2018

With that, Jack gives Brady a quick kiss on the lips and begins to leave. First, a radio host makes a derogatory comment about Tom Brady's daughter. CBS New York took its cameras out on the street and polled folks about the kiss, which has spawned online conversations about how parents should and shouldn't show their children affection. (more...)
Ole Miss transfers claim they were misled about probe Ole Miss transfers claim they were misled about probe
- February 02, 2018

Patterson and his former teammates are arguing that they were misled about the severity of the impending fractions at MS during their respective recruiting processes. It happened before [Freeze] was even there. Here's a player who's doing due diligence. The worst thing that can happen will be we lose one or two scholarships for next year. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell has no interest in playing for your Jets Le'Veon Bell has no interest in playing for your Jets
- February 02, 2018

A potential market for Bell would be intriguing, if nothing else. Despite that, Jets strong safety Jamal Adams responded to the strong comments from the three-time Pro Bowler voicing that he would help financially to convince Bell to seriously consider joining NY. (more...)
Man City unwilling to meet Leicester's £95m Riyad Mahrez valuation Man City unwilling to meet Leicester's £95m Riyad Mahrez valuation
- February 02, 2018

Maybe in the future we can buy players for £100m but it will be for a special player and at the moment we cannot afford it. City ended their pursuit for the Algeria global after the two clubs tried for several hours to agree a deal involving cash-plus-player without success, Sky Sports News understands. (more...)
Newcastle end forward chase by signing Leicester's Slimani on loan Newcastle end forward chase by signing Leicester's Slimani on loan
- February 02, 2018

Slimani arrives at St James' Park having struggled to nail down a regular starting role at Leicester since his club-record move in summer 2016, starting only two Premier League games for the club this season. However, it looks as if Newcastle will get over the disappointment of missing out on Daniel Sturridge and Feyenoord hitman Nicolai Jorgensen by landing Slimani on deadline day. (more...)
'Depressed' Mahrez 'on strike' after missing Leicester training 'Depressed' Mahrez 'on strike' after missing Leicester training
- February 01, 2018

The forward was the subject of multiple offers from the Premier League leaders, with the last of those understood to be a player-plus-cash offer worth an estimated £65m. "Joining Manchester City would have been a dream for him". And Plumley believes clubs are not perturbed by doing business across the continent and potentially strengthening their European rivals. (more...)
Former No. 1 pick Appel taking 'indefinite break' from baseball Former No. 1 pick Appel taking 'indefinite break' from baseball
- February 01, 2018

Wednesday, Appel announced that he would be stepping away from baseball. Instead, the Stanford product's star fizzled out seemingly before it even began, struggling to a 5.06 ERA across five minor league seasons. Mark Appel was drafted by his hometown Astros No. 1 overall in the 2013 draft. I didn't live up to those for a number of reasons. As it stands, Appel's minor league stat line consists of 81 appearances (78 starts), a 24-18 record and a 5.06 ERA. (more...)
Hulu's Castle Rock Super Bowl Spot is Here Hulu's Castle Rock Super Bowl Spot is Here
- February 01, 2018

Notably, not all of the King references will come from his horror stories; Shawshank Penitentiary is one of the more familiar nods included in this unsettling promo, for instance. You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer below. The town of Castle Rock features in dozens of King's novels and short stories, apparently serving as a homing point for the state's overpopulation of supernatural infestations and evil entities. (more...)
Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens pools announced Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens pools announced
- February 01, 2018

It wasn't all good news though, with a potential spanner thrown in the works by ever-dangerous Samoa also drawn as a third contender in pool B (along with Jamaica). The Australian womens team landed a favourable draw, too, by avoiding Canada in one of the two womens pools. Only the winners in each of the four pools in the men's competition will advance to the semis and stay in contention for the medals on offer. (more...)
Is Trump Seriously Considering a Military Strike Against North Korea?
- February 01, 2018

Potential explanations for Moscow's laxity in cracking down economically on Pyongyang , based on Russia's regional interests, include the Kremlin's desire to keep open economic opportunities for itself on the Korean Peninsula for the sake of developing the Russian Far East, as well as a desire to maintain the status quo in North Korea. (more...)
Jose Mourinho confirms Marouane Fellaini's knee problem returned against Tottenham Hotspur Jose Mourinho confirms Marouane Fellaini's knee problem returned against Tottenham Hotspur
- February 01, 2018

Mourinho brought on Fellaini and Juan Mata for Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard after 63 minutes with Tottenham leading 2-0. The Belgium global lasted just seven minutes of the 2-0 defeat at Wembley after replacing Paul Pogba as a 62nd minute substitute. (more...)
Lazar Markovic completes loan move to Belgian side Anderlecht Lazar Markovic completes loan move to Belgian side Anderlecht
- February 01, 2018

Liverpool slapped a £16 million asking price on Markovic in the summer, but no club came forward to pay the fee. Meanwhile, Flanagan has made just one first-team appearance for Liverpool this season - the League Cup tie at Leicester City back in September. (more...)
Chiefs trade QB Alex Smith to Washington Chiefs trade QB Alex Smith to Washington
- February 01, 2018

Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass during the first quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger sounded off over social media on Wednesday after learning that the team included cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the agreed-upon trade for quarterback Alex Smith . (more...)
Home goes green ahead of Super Bowl Home goes green ahead of Super Bowl
- February 01, 2018

There is no way, and I want to stress this, there is no way that we could even attempt to do this without the great partnership from Minnesota law enforcement. But Brady continues to be mysterious about the hand. Speaking to Richard Graves on Media Night, the British-born running back said: "I've been an underdog my whole life, so this is nothing new for me". (more...)
Trump Bails on Super Bowl Interview, Breaking Yet Another Presidential Tradition Trump Bails on Super Bowl Interview, Breaking Yet Another Presidential Tradition
- February 01, 2018

According to the White House, the president denied an opportunity for an interview with NBC ahead of the network's broadcast of the game. NBC executives have continued to push for Trump to do the sit-down and have left often his invitation despite the initial denial, CNN reports . (more...)
NFL Free Agency: Jets will have competition for Kirk Cousins NFL Free Agency: Jets will have competition for Kirk Cousins
- February 01, 2018

Later, Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed on twitter the details of the trade "In Alex Smith trade, Chiefs will receive third-round pick And CB Kendall Fuller ". "It's just more about trying to get the right circumstances". Where does that leave the Browns? Not only did they snag up Smith in a blockbuster trade . (more...)
Packers changed QB coach without consulting Rodgers Packers changed QB coach without consulting Rodgers
- February 01, 2018

I guess we'll have to see if Rodgers is dismayed enough about that decision, and the lack of communication - perhaps the Packers knew how he'd react, and therefore made that decision accordingly? - inhibits contract extension talks. Rodger posted a 97.2 quarterback rating in seven games with the Packers last season, but the team struggled to move the ball with Brett Hundley at quarterback once Rodgers suffered a fractured collarbone. (more...)
UIL Announces District Alignments for the 2018-20 School Years UIL Announces District Alignments for the 2018-20 School Years
- February 01, 2018

The realignment will have coaches scrambling to rewrite schedules for the next two years. In the bidistrict playoffs for basketball/volleyball, District 14-5A will go against District 13-5A, comprised of Forney, Kaufman, Lancaster, Mesquite Poteet, North Forney, Terrell and West Mesquite. (more...)
De Minaur to make Davis Cup debut in huge show of faith De Minaur to make Davis Cup debut in huge show of faith
- February 01, 2018

He's been selected by Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt at the same age at which Hewitt was blooded in 1999 in a tie in the United States. The No. 139-ranked de Minaur is the lowest-ranked singles player in Australia's squad, but de Minaur made the Sydney International final and the Brisbane International semifinals in early January. (more...)
IOC: No 'automatic' Oly participation for 28 cleared Russians IOC: No 'automatic' Oly participation for 28 cleared Russians
- February 01, 2018

Among those whose life bans were scrapped is Alexander Legkov, 34, who won gold in Sochi in the 50-kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing event and silver in the 4×10 kilometre relay, only to have his results annulled over the doping allegations. (more...)
Rio Ferdinand shames Lukaku as he highlights brilliant Spurs star Rio Ferdinand shames Lukaku as he highlights brilliant Spurs star
- February 01, 2018

Despite Kane not etching his name on the scoresheet, Ferdinand noted his sheer presence clearly unsettled Jose Mourinho's defence from the first whistle as Eriksen's goal in the opening 11 seconds and Phil Jones' own goal before the break earned the Londoners three valuable points in their quest for a top-four finish. (more...)
VFW post sticks to National Football League boycott for Super Bowl VFW post sticks to National Football League boycott for Super Bowl
- February 01, 2018

The NFL's sudden immovability on the subject of politically-themed messaging at the Super Bowl is also perplexing given their recent track record. In a statement released by the Senate, Shafer called the NFL's refusal to run AMVETS' ad censorship. (more...)
Bournemouth shock Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
- February 01, 2018

The Blues boss insisted he was getting the best out of his players despite them conceding three second-half goals in 17 minutes to Callum Wilson , Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake . Eddie Howe's side soon righted this as they had the flawless start to the second half when Wilson dispossessed Bakayoko before playing a fantastic give and go with Ibe and then slotting past Courtois. (more...)
Murty: Morelos will stay at Rangers unless I sanction it Murty: Morelos will stay at Rangers unless I sanction it
- February 01, 2018

Morelos has scored 13 times for Rangers since his £1.5m transfer from HJK Helsinki last summer, and is the club's top scorer this season. He's our player at the moment and now no one has met our valuation. The Chinese transfer window remains open until February 28 however, unless Beijing can sell one of their current four foreign players, the move for Morelos can't happen - much to the relief of Gers fans. (more...)

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