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Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting
- February 10, 2018

In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister has arrived in South Korea to be her brother's special envoy to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Security experts have cautioned that large events like the Olympics are targets for hacking, even in a country like South Korea, which produces some of the world's most sophisticated technology. (more...)
Biathlon: What to know for women's 7.5 km sprint Biathlon: What to know for women's 7.5 km sprint
- February 10, 2018

Laura Dahlmeier of Germany won the women's biathlon 7.5km sprint of the Winter Olympic Games at the Alpensia Biathlon Center here on Saturday. The 24-year-old German thumped her chest as she crossed the line, 24.2 seconds ahead of Olsbu, her maiden Olympic victory made all the sweeter by the fact it came in the one and only event she had failed to win at the 2017 World Championships. (more...)
Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement
- February 10, 2018

In the front row of the grandstand, United States' Vice-President Mike Pence stood to wave and applaud the U.S. team as they made their circuit of the stadium. After the meeting, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Kim Yo Jong had delivered a letter from Kim Jong Un , inviting Moon to Pyongyang "soon" for talks. (more...)
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators cause ruckus at Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Finally, Yuna Kim - a hero in South Korea following her figure skating gold medal at Vancouver 2010 - lit the Olympic flame to get the Games under way in earnest. would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland". "We were told that we should take the fight to the heart of our enemies". (more...)
Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank
- February 10, 2018

On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which is his transit to Palestine. Modi is expected to hold talks with the Sultan of Oman and other leaders. India has consistently voted in favour of resolutions supporting the Palestinian cause at worldwide forums, an issue that has bothered strategic partner Israel. (more...)
Paul George Praises OKC But Leaves Door Open for Departure Paul George Praises OKC But Leaves Door Open for Departure
- February 10, 2018

Even after their convincing 125-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a cloud hanging over their head because Paul George will need to decide his future this offseason. "With as hard as it was to put the ball in the basket, we kept trying to battle and fight defensively and did some good things", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. (more...)
Chelsea may turn to Silva as caretaker if Conte goes Chelsea may turn to Silva as caretaker if Conte goes
- February 10, 2018

Conte said on Friday in a lengthy pre-match press conference , "We are talking a lot about the bad results but sometimes we forget that we are facing a serious situation [with Morata]". While there were meetings between various Chelsea board members on Tuesday, it is understood they were non-football related, over other corporate and commercial issues, with the future of the manager not on the agenda. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal
- February 10, 2018

We feel that as well. He scored once in the 3-0 and twice at The Lane. Sumpter knows this is a big game for both clubs. Real have to get back to winning ways before they face PSG in the champions league . That game finished 2-2. However, Arsenal might be without starting goalkeeper Petr Cech after he failed to make it through the 5-1 victory over Everton due to a calf injury. (more...)
McLaren open to Hamilton return McLaren open to Hamilton return
- February 10, 2018

With his future now uncertain as his Red Bull contract us up at the end of this year, Ricciardo says Hamilton is one driver he would definitely like to race alongside if given the opportunity. Hamilton, Brown believed, is at the peak of his powers. McLaren are the second most successful team but have not won a race since 2012 and finished ninth of 10 teams a year ago, splitting with Honda and starting a new partnership with Renault . (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino is the new Arsène Wenger - for good and ill Mauricio Pochettino is the new Arsène Wenger - for good and ill
- February 10, 2018

Their previous two games saw a draw against Liverpool at Anfield, and an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley . " Arsenal's recent form has been typical of the team under Wenger in recent years; one good performance followed by an very bad one". (more...)
Sweden takes home first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics Sweden takes home first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the silver in 40: 52.7 and Krista Parmakoski of Finland won the bronze in 40: 55.0. The win confirms her place as Sweden's most successful female cross-country skier at the Olympics. Bjoergen was 14th after the first of the four laps, but bolted to the lead on the outside on the second lap. She coasted the final 20 metres for the victory after leading by more than 10 seconds. (more...)
Australia thrash England to book final berth Australia thrash England to book final berth
- February 10, 2018

In the final worldwide fixture of the Australian season, the hosts finished with a bang on Saturday (February 10). D'Arcy Short also impressed in compiling his 36 not out as Australia easily chased down England's 137-7. Playing his first worldwide match since the Ashes, Vince characteristically lived dangerously and could have been run out on several occasions as England appeared paralysed by their change of fortune since a decisive One-Day global (ODI) triumph. (more...)
American Skater Shani Davis Faces Backlash for Olympic Opening Ceremony Boycott American Skater Shani Davis Faces Backlash for Olympic Opening Ceremony Boycott
- February 10, 2018

Hamlin won the honor in a coin toss, a process the 35-year-old speedskater said was executed "dishonorably" in a post on his Twitter account. Read the full story at CNN News . The athlete who lost out on the opportunity due to the way the coin fell, Shani Davis , was not happy. With 244 athletes competing at the 2018 Olympic Games, Hamlin will carry the flag with the largest USA contingent ever. (more...)
United Nations chief urges dialogue in talks with N. Korea ceremonial leader United Nations chief urges dialogue in talks with N. Korea ceremonial leader
- February 10, 2018

US Ambassador Nikki Haley has dismissed North Korea's decision to attend the Olympics as a "distraction", and Vice President Mike Pence skipped the dinner on Friday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said: "We are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us". (more...)
LeBron James: 'I like the pieces we have coming in' LeBron James: 'I like the pieces we have coming in'
- February 10, 2018

Altman said he did not want to trade Thomas, who was acquired from Boston last August in a deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. Frye, a member of the 2016 NBA Championship team and fan favorite, thanks Cavs fans in a video on Instagram. (more...)
What is Paul Pogba's best position? What is Paul Pogba's best position?
- February 10, 2018

Sure, it was a landmark move for Mourinho to overlook a man who is generally one of the first names on the team sheet, but the hysteria that has followed in some circles beggars belief. Box-to-box is not my word of course. The boss was asked about the Frenchman's role and questioned whether the concept of a "box-to-box" performer has changed in the current game but he argued the club's record signing has everything it takes to be the complete midfield player. (more...)
Kim's sister in South Korea on landmark Olympic visit Kim's sister in South Korea on landmark Olympic visit
- February 10, 2018

From the Japanese perspective, Moon is the one who is most likely to break the ties between three nations and capitulate to North Korean demands. "We believe the North has carefully selected the delegates - which include party, government, and sports department leaders - who will be attending the opening ceremony of the Olympics", the Unification Ministry spokesperson continued. (more...)
Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on CBC Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on CBC
- February 10, 2018

Earlier this week, media report said 4,000 of the latest Samsung smartphones were being given to athletes taking part in the Winter Games starting Friday in South Korea, but the athletes from Iran and North Korea would not get the gifts due to sanctions. (more...)
Winter Olympics opening ceremony features historic handshake
- February 10, 2018

A fake Trump and Kim Jong Un were spotted in the crowd during the ceremony. Kim Yo Jong is the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the south since the end of the Korean War in 1953 . They entered behind a white flag emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula. At the United Nations in September, President Donald Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if it launches an attack on the United States. (more...)
Eden Hazard fuels speculation he is considering leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid Eden Hazard fuels speculation he is considering leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid
- February 10, 2018

Los Blancos are in fourth place in La Liga and a staggering 19 points adrift of Barcelona despite winning the title at a canter last term. And he says Eden Hazard's decision to re-sign has motivated him. " But I do not want to stop, I want to continue working and striving on the field and then, yes, I love it when people like him speak well of me ". (more...)
Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong in S Korea for Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, attends a meeting with South Korean officials after arriving at Incheon International Airport on February 9, 2018. So those guys are clearly not Kim Jong Un and Trump. South Korean senior officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, greeted the North Korean delegation at Incheon Airport. (more...)
Fox News Removes Column By EVP Complaining About 'Darker, Gayer, Different' Olympics Fox News Removes Column By EVP Complaining About 'Darker, Gayer, Different' Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Both The Hollywood Reporter and Mediaite reported that a " Fox News insider" said Moody's piece wasn't vetted pre-publication. Fox News executive editor John Moody wrote a scathing commentary on the U.S. He was critical how some are demanding sports in general bow to "political correctness". But Moody wondered if they might have been selected "because they're the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from column A, B and C". (more...)
Crisp County's Quay Walker flips from Alabama to Georgia Crisp County's Quay Walker flips from Alabama to Georgia
- February 10, 2018

According to 247 Sports, Walthour had offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Chattanooga, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Kansas State, Ohio State, Purdue, Samford, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Kentucky. The Georgia Bulldogs are off to a solid start on National Signing Day, earning a commitment from 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell , who announced his pledge on Wednesday . (more...)
She Said Yes: Carson Wentz Gets Engaged
- February 10, 2018

He's under contract for one more year and the Eagles can afford to keep him. There is a reason why Jenkins was at the eye of each swirling hurricane of players before Eagles' games, stirring determination. The Eagles scored a TD or a field goal on 13 of the 18 drives they converted on fourth down, accounting for 85 points. Take Jay Ajayi , Phill's new starting running back, for instance. (more...)
Coutinho scores as Barcelona reaches fifth straight Copa last
- February 10, 2018

The 3-0 aggregate win means that Barcelona will be contesting a record fifth successive final. Coutinho was on hand to score on the far post following a Luis Suarez cross to kill of any chance Valencia had of overturning the 1-0 deficit from the previous week. (more...)
Hamilton Siblings Lose to Canada in 2nd Match Hamilton Siblings Lose to Canada in 2nd Match
- February 10, 2018

Hamilton and his sister Becca Hamilton were among some of the first competitors to take to the ice. "At this club, we have strangers coming in all the time to learn about the game and we try to make them feel welcome". John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes of Canada deliver a stone during the Curling Mixed Doubles. "It's fast-paced and we're constantly moving back and forth". (more...)
US Alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin rested, ready for Olympics US Alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin rested, ready for Olympics
- February 10, 2018

There's a possibility that they would attend the debut of the first-ever inter-Korean Olympic team at the women's ice hockey tournament, hours after their meeting with Moon. Pence was also at the dinner and reportedly refused to shake the elderly North Korean's hand. The report also added that Kim Yo-jong exchanged "warm greetings" with President Moon during the opening ceremony. (more...)
Utica's Erin Hamlin named Olympic flag bearer for Team USA Utica's Erin Hamlin named Olympic flag bearer for Team USA
- February 10, 2018

USA Luge declined to comment on the tweet. Are you excited to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony? "I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event", Davis tweeted shortly after the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced its decision yesterday. (more...)
Jordan Clarkson to the Cavs, as Isaiah Thomas goes to Lakers Jordan Clarkson to the Cavs, as Isaiah Thomas goes to Lakers
- February 10, 2018

The trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET Thursday. Altman said he did not want to trade Thomas, who was acquired from Boston last August in a deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. Just as us folks on the east coast we're sitting down to eat our lunch, the NBA Trade Deadline got interesting. Cleveland are ranked No. 15 according to a survey released on Wednesday by Forbes of the most valuable National Basketball Association teams - which for the first time said that every franchise ... (more...)
Several Eagles will skip White House visit if invited Several Eagles will skip White House visit if invited
- February 10, 2018

The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over - year after year, decade after decade, across generations of faithful but frustrated fans - it's here. Police say those arrested face criminal charges, and if they are students they face punishment under the student code of conduct. Meek Mill is now jailed after being sentenced two to four years for probation violation , a sentence many across the world of entertainment feel was unjust. (more...)

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