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Sane ahead of schedule and closing on Man City return Sane ahead of schedule and closing on Man City return
- February 12, 2018

He claimed he did not have enough fit first-team stars and his youth players had already played that weekend. Belgium global De Bruyne has started all 26 of City's Premier League matches this season and has covered 288 kilometres in the top flight this season - the 10th greatest distance of any player - and admitted he was feeling like "s***" during the busy campaign. (more...)
Smith wins Allan Border Medal Smith wins Allan Border Medal
- February 12, 2018

Smith polled 246 and his vice-captain David Warner , who had won the previous two Border Medals, was well behind on 162. Following dominant series against India and England, Smith claimed the award by six votes from Nathan Lyon , a leading performer with the ball on those series and also the tour of Bangladesh. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles defeat NE Patriots in historic Super Bowl LII win Philadelphia Eagles defeat NE Patriots in historic Super Bowl LII win
- February 12, 2018

But if you really think about it, it is somewhat warranted given Foles' performance on the big stage. Not only will the Eagles be getting Carson Wentz back at some point, but also starting linebacker Jordan Hicks , "The Bodyguard" Jason Peters , and special teams ace Chris Maragos . (more...)
Olympics show potential for peace between North and South Korea Olympics show potential for peace between North and South Korea
- February 12, 2018

As you can see in the photo above, Vice President Pence and his wife were seated one row in front of Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister. US Vice-President Mike Pence was sitting nearby when the gesture took place. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power past year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile program. (more...)
Moon Was Wise to Respond Cautiously to N.Korean Invite Moon Was Wise to Respond Cautiously to N.Korean Invite
- February 12, 2018

South Korea's president, Moon, welcomed the possibility of a meeting with the North Korean leader, saying the two Koreas should "work together to create the environment to make it happen", a spokesman said . Showing a flair for the dramatic, Kim Yo Jong carried a blue folder with a personal letter from her brother, carefully placing it on a table where the delegation sat across from Moon and his aides. (more...)
Ice Hockey: US women battle scoring drought as Olympics loom Ice Hockey: US women battle scoring drought as Olympics loom
- February 12, 2018

The U.S. came into the game with a scoring problem. Greenway doesn't necessarily play with those burdens, of course, but he's clearly aware of them when he speaks about being the first African American to play for Team USA at the Olympic Games. (more...)
French rugby players held by police following Scotland Six Nations clash French rugby players held by police following Scotland Six Nations clash
- February 12, 2018

A number of the French rugby squad have been questioned by police over an allegation of sexual assault in Edinburgh after the Six Nations match against Scotland on Sunday. Reports suggest the French rugby team's coach Jacques Brunel gave his team the green light to go for a drink in the centre of Edinburgh on Sunday night. (more...)
LeBron James revels in new-look Cavs after win over Celtics LeBron James revels in new-look Cavs after win over Celtics
- February 12, 2018

Fewer substitutions? That worked just fine for LeBron James and Kyle Korver . Butler scored a team-high 35 points while Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Jazz 106, Hornets 94: Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, and host Utah extended its league-best winning streak to eight. Clarkson (17 points) and Hood (15 points) provided a punch off the bench, combining to hit six 3-pointers. (more...)
Jamaal Lascelles: 'A lot of Manchester United players went missing' Jamaal Lascelles: 'A lot of Manchester United players went missing'
- February 12, 2018

Adding to Mourinho's frustration, the goal stemmed from a free-kick awarded for a needless dive by United defender Chris Smalling . The Frenchman started today's 1-0 loss at Newcastle United , but came off early after 65 minutes, replaced by team Captain Michael Carrick. (more...)
International Olympic Committee member wants joint Korean hockey team to win Nobel Peace Prize International Olympic Committee member wants joint Korean hockey team to win Nobel Peace Prize
- February 12, 2018

Murphy wasn't the only one to note Pence had condemned NFL players for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says it's too early to tell if any of the overtures between North and South Korea during the Olympic Games are creating a chance for peace on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
To North Korea, Trump's military parade will look like fear, not strength To North Korea, Trump's military parade will look like fear, not strength
- February 12, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence. "Let us promote mutual conciliation and harmony through the power of sport". Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to USA officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang. (more...)
North Korea held 'warm' but 'candid' talks with South Korea North Korea held 'warm' but 'candid' talks with South Korea
- February 12, 2018

The official added that Pence does not believe that the invitation dilutes the toughness of the United States pressure campaign on North Korea . It was a raucous and historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage for a second straight night in this remote region of South Korea . (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea
- February 12, 2018

He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House. U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults and threats of nuclear war as tensions rose, with Trump repeatedly dismissing the prospect or value of talks with North Korea . (more...)
What Kevin de Bruyne needs to accomplish to win the Ballon d'Or What Kevin de Bruyne needs to accomplish to win the Ballon d'Or
- February 12, 2018

Firstly, he played a classy ball to Raheem Sterling who opened the scoring for City and then the Belgium ace set-up not one but two of Sergio Aguero's goals, before the Argentine striker completed his hat-trick in stoppage time with a belter of a strike. (more...)
5 of the biggest losers of the National Basketball Association trade window 5 of the biggest losers of the National Basketball Association trade window
- February 12, 2018

Perhaps the most immediate impact we'll see from Clarkson will be on the defensive end of the floor where he is an enormous upgrade over both Thomas and Wade . "I'm exhausted of being traded". Thomas said he wants to be a starter, but doesn't want to disrupt the Lakers' current momentum as they've won 12 of their last 16 games. (more...)
Pence's trip a 'missed opportunity' for North Korea diplomacy
- February 12, 2018

Concerns surfaced over the possible discord between South Korea and the USA in its approach to North Korea as Pence , who came to South Korea on Thursday for the opening of the PyeongChang Olympics , increased U.S. Other members of the North Korean delegation present at Saturday's meeting included Ri Son Gwon, who led the first sit-down talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) earlier this year, and Choe Hwi. (more...)
Zidane wants Isco to stay at Real Madrid as long as possible Zidane wants Isco to stay at Real Madrid as long as possible
- February 12, 2018

Zinedine Zidane insists Isco is not for sale after reports emerged that Real Madrid were ready to cash-in on the midfielder. "What he has done in two or three years with Real Madrid , no other coach in the world has done". "I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here". That has led to inevitable speculation in England that Isco - who came off the bench for Gareth Bale and scored Real's second goal in their 2-2 draw at Levante last weekend - could be bound ... (more...)
Tottenham vs Arsenal. Opinion of coaches Tottenham vs Arsenal. Opinion of coaches
- February 12, 2018

BT Sport pundits Martin Keown and Rio Ferdinand ripped into Arsenal's shambolic defending, questioning the desire and mental strength of the Arsenal defenders. However, Wenger said that Arsenal could have also won the game by half-time and lamented his side's inefficiency on the counterattack. "It's insane how it ended 1-0, but we'll take it". (more...)
LeBron James, Jordan Clarkson, Cavs teammates celebration LeBron James, Jordan Clarkson, Cavs teammates celebration
- February 12, 2018

James was able to sit out the entire fourth quarter due to the Cavs' huge lead and likely would have had his third consecutive triple-double, since he had eight rebounds when he left the game. All in all, the new players combined to score 51 of the Cavs' 121 points - that's 42% of the team's points. There simply weren't many blockbusters left to be made. (more...)
Antonio Conte: I don't know how to persuade Chelsea to buy players Antonio Conte: I don't know how to persuade Chelsea to buy players
- February 12, 2018

Conte has launched a strong defence of his qualities, but conceded that he has some work to do when it comes to persuading his employers who to recruit. And Pardew believes the Premier League champions have suffered in part due to the departure of the Brazil-born Spain striker, who hit 20 goals last season before returning to Atletico Madrid. (more...)
Cavs First Impressions: Why 'Revamped' Club Should Worry Celtics, NBA Cavs First Impressions: Why 'Revamped' Club Should Worry Celtics, NBA
- February 12, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers got a brief scare in the first quarter Sunday when forward LeBron James left with an apparent injury to his right knee. JORDAN Clarkson had a solid debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers , scoring 17 points to help the East champions rip conference rivals Celtics , 121-99, on Sunday in Boston (Monday, Manila time). (more...)
Six Nations 2018: Wales beaten by England at Twickenham Six Nations 2018: Wales beaten by England at Twickenham
- February 12, 2018

But in the first half, the TMO ruled out a try for fullback Gareth Anscombe . The TMO has one big call to make and he has made a awful mistake. A Grand Slam decider between the two in just over a month remains a possibility. Alun Wyn Jones was booed when he spoke to referee Jerome Garces about penalties, home supporters clearly having noted Eddie Jones' claim that the Wales captain intimidated official Pascal Gauzere in Cardiff last weekend. (more...)
Bill Russell Congratulates Paul Pierce Before Celtics Jersey Retirement Bill Russell Congratulates Paul Pierce Before Celtics Jersey Retirement
- February 12, 2018

He became the 23rd person in franchise history to have his number or name enshrined by the Celtics organization. He also led the Celtics to the 2008 National Basketball Association championship averaging 22 points per game in the series coming home with the Finals MVP. (more...)
Chloe Kim qualifies for women's halfpipe final while Tweeting in between runs Chloe Kim qualifies for women's halfpipe final while Tweeting in between runs
- February 12, 2018

The Korean-American world number one stated her gold-medal winning potential with a solid 91.50 in her first run before posting the best score of the day in her second run. "It is going to come down to who can do something special on the day". "When I was home I'd be home for half a day to repack and get on the plane again so it's been a insane journey". (more...)
Kohli, Dhawan steady India Kohli, Dhawan steady India
- February 12, 2018

Cape Town - Heinrich Klaasen says the way he was dismissed on his global debut spurred him on to play the innings required as he helped the Proteas beat India by five wickets in the Pink ODI at the Wanderers on Saturday to stay alive in the series. (more...)
Serie A: le probabili formazioni di Fiorentina-Juventus Serie A: le probabili formazioni di Fiorentina-Juventus
- February 12, 2018

Ogni volta che l'ex viola tocca il pallone, immediati risuonano fischi e cori da parte del curva della Fiorentina . Non si placano le polemiche per decisione dell'arbitro Guida di cancellare la decisione di assegnare un rigore ai viola dopo una indicazione (silent check) dal VAR. (more...)
Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang
- February 12, 2018

The cracks in the trilateral alliance between the United States , Japan , and South Korea - allies who've shown a united front in hopes of denuclearizing North Korea - are starting to show. Kim Yo-jong is the sister of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and is a key advisor to her brother. Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming North-South relations and pressed Moon against falling for the North's "smile diplomacy", greeted Kim Yong Nam . (more...)
Jamie Anderson wins her second Olympic gold in women's snowboard slopestyle Jamie Anderson wins her second Olympic gold in women's snowboard slopestyle
- February 12, 2018

Anderson fought through it, though, taking the lead through the first runs with what proved to be the eventual victory score of 83.00 thanks in large part to her ability to improvise in the air against the wind. Officials chose to hold a two-run final on Monday morning. Anderson's gold marks Team USA's second gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 after snowboarder Red Gerard won gold over the weekend. (more...)
Neymar lifts PSG past Toulouse ahead of Real Madrid trip Neymar lifts PSG past Toulouse ahead of Real Madrid trip
- February 12, 2018

According to Spanish media the future of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid only depends on the team's results in Champions League . Real Madrid have been slowly, methodically putting together a semblance of good form again of late, shrugging off getting dumped out of the Copa del Rey early and refocusing their efforts on a climb back up the La Liga rankings. (more...)
Antonio Conte Says Convincing Chelsea On Signings Is A 'Disaster' Antonio Conte Says Convincing Chelsea On Signings Is A 'Disaster'
- February 12, 2018

My task is this and, for this, I'm very good. I can speak about him very well, as a person and a coach. Conte has stressed that he intends to see out the remaining 18 months of his existing deal at Stamford Bridge , however, and is adamant that the "speculation" will have no affect on his players ahead of Monday's meeting with West Bromwich Albion and beyond. (more...)

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