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Antonio Conte not considering 'for one moment' of Chelsea axe Antonio Conte not considering 'for one moment' of Chelsea axe
- February 11, 2018

Former Watford boss Marco Silva has been named by The Times as one of the candidates to take over as manager at Chelsea if Antonio Conte is made to relinquish his post as the Blues' coach this season. 'My players are not used to it, but they are getting used to these rumours and speculation . What I am feeling is that if all these strong-headed leaders at the club can sit down, agree on a direction, a set of rules, and some best known methods, we could indeed build something ... (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Figure skater Yura Min suffers wardrobe malfunction Winter Olympics 2018: Figure skater Yura Min suffers wardrobe malfunction
- February 11, 2018

Ice dancers Yura Min and Alex Gamelin, who train in Novi, will represent South Korea at the Olympics. " Five seconds into the routine, my hook came undone ", Min said, via the Detroit Free Press . The whole time in the back of my head I was just thinking: "'Keep your back straight because it might come down". "This is my first Olympics, our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster" she said. (more...)
PSG ready for Real Madrid after another win, insists Emery PSG ready for Real Madrid after another win, insists Emery
- February 11, 2018

It was a bad run of form that saw Madrid fall back 16 points adrift from La Liga leaders Barcelona . They eased off in the second period, although Ronaldo was able to complete his treble, in between goals for the visitors from substitute Jon Bautista and former Real midfielder Asier Illarramendi. (more...)
Donald Trump defends aide accused of beating ex-wives Donald Trump defends aide accused of beating ex-wives
- February 11, 2018

Sorensen resigned Friday over allegations he had been violently and emotionally abusive to his ex-wife during their marriage. Hicks has received renewed attention amid the scandal surrounding disgraced former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter , who has been accused of abusing both of his ex wives. (more...)
Cris Cyborg saves the day, will headline UFC 222 vs. Yana Kunitskaya Cris Cyborg saves the day, will headline UFC 222 vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- February 11, 2018

Sporting News has confirmed a report from MMAFighting.com that Cris Cyborg will defend her women's featherweight championship against Yana Kunitskaya on March 3. Cyborg's next title defense will take place on the 3rd of March, 2018, when she defends her FW Title against UFC's newcomer Yana Kunitskaya . Well, they released an all-new, revamped poster today, and it's safe to say it does look at least a little bit better now that Edgar moved into the co-headliner versus surging young ... (more...)
Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Purdue top preliminary NCAA rankings Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Purdue top preliminary NCAA rankings
- February 11, 2018

Auburn was named the top No. 2 seed , which makes it No. 5 overall. Virginia was given the top No. 1 overall seed. "Despite UVA's loss Saturday, we felt that based on their 13 wins in the first two quadrants, they deserved to remain on top". (more...)
Van Dijk starts on Southampton return Van Dijk starts on Southampton return
- February 11, 2018

In midfield, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces James Milner , while Georginio Wijnaldum is chosen ahead of Jordan Henderson , who does not make the bench. Southampton have slipped to 17th in the table, registering just one win in their last five matches and will be extra motivated going into today's match. (more...)
Luke Shaw 'in line for new Manchester United deal' Luke Shaw 'in line for new Manchester United deal'
- February 11, 2018

I like to have in my team a player that loses the ball in minute 91 and doesn't stop until he recovers that ball - even if he is that exhausted like he was in the last minute of the last match [against Huddersfield ]. Over the years, Mourinho has been made the scapegoat for his touchline altercations with Newcastle managers whenever he graced the St James Park pitch. (more...)
Pence's bid to isolate North Korea at Olympics falls flat
- February 11, 2018

The joint hockey team is one of several olive branches that have been extended so far in PyeongChang, including the historic attendance of Kim Yo Jong , sister of Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile program", Pence told reporters during a flight to the United States following his visit ... (more...)
Lionel Messi: 'Manchester City can beat Barcelona to Champions League crown' Lionel Messi: 'Manchester City can beat Barcelona to Champions League crown'
- February 11, 2018

Angel Di Maria has revealed a deal to join former rivals Barcelona last summer was closer than many thought. "My move to Barca was really close but ultimately it did not go through", Di Maria told Tyc Sports , one of Argentina's main Sport channels. (more...)
Aphibarnrat seals Super 6 success Aphibarnrat seals Super 6 success
- February 11, 2018

Aphibarnrat beat Australian Ben Eccles 1 up and Japan's Yusaku Miyazato to reach the quarterfinals, where he defeated American Sean Crocker 1 up. "First hole you just see clearly, second hole I hit driver, just 130 yards to the flag on the first round, and then I walked down the fairway and looked at my caddie saying, 'did you just let me hit driver on this one?' It's so narrow, I tell him I won't hit driver at all", added Aphibarnrat. (more...)
Winter Olympics results: Women's hockey Winter Olympics results: Women's hockey
- February 11, 2018

After the USA fell behind 1-0 with 5.8 seconds remaining in the first period, Lamoureux-Morando tied it at eight minutes, 58 seconds of the second, skating to the net and putting a rebound of her own shot past goaltender Noora Raty . "You look at the effort on that play alone, and it was just pure grit and determination, " he said. "I have the feeling they're going to have a big impact on this tournament, and that showed in Game 1". (more...)
Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City
- February 11, 2018

With form like that, he is likely to be pushing for a starting place in Ireland's upcoming games. It was in midfield that the home side's superiority was most marked, with Albert Adomah and Robert Snodgrass providing width, assisted by willingly overlapping full-backs, and Jack Grealish outstanding inside them. (more...)
Chelsea eye Real Madrid stars Isco and Asensio Chelsea eye Real Madrid stars Isco and Asensio
- February 11, 2018

One player who an Isco departure could make way for is Chelsea's Eden Hazard . He is a very good footballer, he has shown that, and can always show that, so [the report] is a lie. "Sometimes things don't go as we'd like them to but we know who we are and during tough spells we have to keep going, working hard and thinking positively", Zidane said, as quoted on the club's official website. (more...)
Former champion swimmer accuses coach of abuse Former champion swimmer accuses coach of abuse
- February 11, 2018

The CBS report says Jewell hired a private investigator, but the only evidence the PI could turn up was Hutchison and Kukors' cars parked together at 5 AM in front of Hutchison's condo. Hutchison was a U.S. Olympic swimming coach at the time, a position from which he resigned in 2010. He said she expressed suspicions that Hutchison had sexually abused other swimmers. (more...)
West Ham sign Patrice Evra on a free transfer West Ham sign Patrice Evra on a free transfer
- February 11, 2018

Perhaps he assumed he would find a club sooner than he has, but the posts suggest the 36-year-old was keen to put himself in the shop window. How did he get on at Marseille? Evra joins an aging defense that also includes Pablo Zabaleta (33) and Jose Fonte (34). (more...)
Nuggets Cold from 3-Point Line, Fall to Rockets Nuggets Cold from 3-Point Line, Fall to Rockets
- February 11, 2018

Clint Capela posted his first 20-point, 20-rebound game and the Houston Rockets ran roughshod over the Denver Nuggets 130-104 on Friday at Toyota Center, recording their seventh consecutive win. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. The Nuggets were led in scoring by Trey Lyles, who had 24 points with seven rebounds and four assists. (more...)
Baylor 80, Kansas 64 — Postgame Report Card Baylor 80, Kansas 64 — Postgame Report Card
- February 11, 2018

A Mitch Lightfoot dunk began a 9-4 Jayhawk run over a four-minute span that saw KU claim an 18-17 lead with Graham's jumper at the 6:38 mark. It had 65 against both Washington and Kentucky. Baylor held Kansas scoreless for the final 3:31 of the first half, paving the way for a 7-0 run to take a 30-20 lead to the break. Nuni Omot ended with 17 points and six rebounds off the bench, while Jake Lindsey finished with 11 points for the Bears, who next plays at Texas on Monday night. (more...)
Barty, Dellacqua team up for Australia win Barty, Dellacqua team up for Australia win
- February 11, 2018

The 3-2 tie victory means Australia moves into the World Group play-offs later this year, putting them one win away from the Fed Cup's top-eight nations for the first time since 2015. But the Queenslander broke Kustyok's serve in the opening game of the match and was barely challenged in the 6-2 6-3 win. World No.26 Gavrilova went down to the unranked Nadiia Kichenok, who was subbed in by Ukraine captain Mikhail Filima for her twin sister Lyudmyla only minutes before the reverse singles match. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho Comments On First Barca Goal Philippe Coutinho Comments On First Barca Goal
- February 11, 2018

Winners of the trophy in each of the last three campaigns, the Catalans will face Sevilla in the final set for the weekend of 21 and 22 April. The 3-0 aggregate win means that Barcelona will be contesting a record fifth successive final. (more...)
Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash
- February 11, 2018

Toni Kroos curled home the third from outside the area and Ronaldo headed home Luka Modric's corner in a four-minute spell before the interval. "He always has that mindset". It was Ronaldo's 11th league goal of the season, with seven coming in the last four games. The French striker fired home his eighth league goal of the campaign from inside the box after a Saul Niguez shot was deflected into his path. (more...)
South Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking North Korea delegation South Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking North Korea delegation
- February 11, 2018

In a surreal mixture of dignitaries, the Olympic Stadium's VIP box included Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, sitting above and behind U.S. Park Young-sun, a 45-year-old South Korean public servant, said she was pleased to see Kim Yo Jong at Saturday's hockey game, which she called it a "great lesson for my children". (more...)
United Nations chief calls for denuclearization during brief talk with N.Korean official United Nations chief calls for denuclearization during brief talk with N.Korean official
- February 11, 2018

However, South Korea's presidental Blue House said Pence had a meeting scheduled with US athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials. Addressing tens of thousands of troops and civilians assembled on the square below him, Kim said the parade marks North Korea's emergence as a "global military power" despite facing the "worst sanctions". (more...)
West Ham boss Moyes hails Arnautovic after Watford defeat West Ham boss Moyes hails Arnautovic after Watford defeat
- February 11, 2018

Yet, Moyes has proven a wily appointment as West Ham's relegation fears ease. West Ham look a totally different team when the Austrian, a £24million summer signing from Stoke, gets on the ball and his late goal killed off the Hornets after Javier Hernandez had opened the scoring. (more...)
Balotelli booked for protesting racism Balotelli booked for protesting racism
- February 11, 2018

The official Nice Twitter account wrote: 'In the meantime, Mario Balotelli has been given a yellow card, after. getting annoying with racist insults from the public'. Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere complained about the officiating after the game, although he did not mention Balotelli and was instead angry with the penalty decision. (more...)
PSG must be wary - Zidane hails Ronaldo after hat-trick PSG must be wary - Zidane hails Ronaldo after hat-trick
- February 11, 2018

Zidane left Casemiro out of his squad, while Luka Modric was withdrawn for the final half-hour and Gareth Bale was given 17 minutes from the bench. "Wednesday is another game". "We have agreed, himself included, that he needs to train in order to get back up to speed in order to play - next Wednesday is too soon for Thiago". (more...)
Manchester United, Manchester City 'to battle it out for Harry Maguire' Manchester United, Manchester City 'to battle it out for Harry Maguire'
- February 11, 2018

The England winger contrived to miss from three yards as City dropped two points at Burnley but this time made no mistake from a similar distance after just three minutes. The Foxes grew into the game and started to look unsafe on the counter attack and this proved dividend for the former champions, as they equalised 1-1, midway through the first half. (more...)
Allardyce's Everton beat Hodgson's Palace in EPL Allardyce's Everton beat Hodgson's Palace in EPL
- February 11, 2018

After a goalless first-half, Everton eventually broke the deadlock thanks to Sigurdsson whose low shot from the edge of Palace's box took a slight deflection off a defender before beating Wayne Hennessey in goal . West Ham new signing, Patrice Evra, was an unused substitute in the game. Following an Everton corner , the ball was cleared out into the path of Idrissa Gueye . (more...)
North Bay's Tyler Nicholson heads into slopestyle final North Bay's Tyler Nicholson heads into slopestyle final
- February 11, 2018

McMorris, much like Toutant, was inches away from landing his final trick on his final run, which would likely have put him back on top, but he had to settle for second spot with one boarder to go. The pair were joined by Krista Parmakoski of Finland who took bronze after finishing with a time of 40:55. From the start of his recovery, he was determined to get back to his previous snowboarding form. (more...)
Sven Kramer wins third straight 5000m Olympic gold Sven Kramer wins third straight 5000m Olympic gold
- February 11, 2018

Sven Kramer of the Netherlands gestures on the podium after winning a gold medal. Coming into Pyeongchang, Kramer's Olympic medal tally stood at three gold, two silver and two bronze. "It's incredible. Every four years I still have progression, and that's nice to see", Kramer said following the race. "For sure it's nice to have three gold medals in a row in the 5,000m". (more...)

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