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Klopp left purring by Liverpool display
- February 15, 2018

Waris' side were hammered 5-0 by the five-time champions in round of 16 first leg. A Sadio Mane hat-trick, and a goal apiece from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ensured it was a comfortable night for Jurgen Klopp's men. Match ball. Magnificent. Mane. The visitors had defended well in the absence of captain Thiago Silva, who was benched in favour of Presnel Kimpembe, but Ronaldo made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 1-1 with his 100th goal in the competition for Madrid. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp responds to questions on Simon Mignolet's future Jurgen Klopp responds to questions on Simon Mignolet's future
- February 15, 2018

Karius and Van Dijk helped Liverpool keep their 11th clean sheet of the league season in a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday. Klopp was asked whether not rotating Karius and keeping the German as the man between the sticks in Europe meant anything regarding Mignolet's future. (more...)
Real Madrid join Alderweireld bandwagon Real Madrid join Alderweireld bandwagon
- February 15, 2018

According to the Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst, the Red Devils are reportedly monitoring Toby Alderweireld's contract situation at Tottenham , and they are prepared to swoop in and lure him away from north London once the transfer window reopens in the summer. (more...)
Slovenia stuns USA in Olympic men's hockey opener
- February 15, 2018

Most recently he was playing for Frolunda HC in the Swiss league. We created a lot in the offensive zone. "If you look at the first two periods you would have thought that they would have been exhausted". Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. But Slovenia dealt with those same factors, and handled them well. "It's an unfortunate outcome and it's something we're going to have to get past", forward Troy Terry said. (more...)
FOX will televise 2018 National Football League draft FOX will televise 2018 National Football League draft
- February 15, 2018

Fox, which recently signed a five-year deal with the NFL to air Thursday Night Football , will reportedly carry the NFL Network feed of the Draft. Florio also reported the NFL had been looking to move the draft to a major broadcast network for at least a year, with the league hoping to capitalize on what will be an even larger potential TV audience. (more...)
Tito Francona, Father Of Indians' Terry, Dies At 84; Baseball World Mourns Tito Francona, Father Of Indians' Terry, Dies At 84; Baseball World Mourns
- February 15, 2018

John Francona played in the majors for 15 seasons for multiple organizations, but spent his most time in the big leagues with the Indians from 1959 to 1964. In 1956, he debuted with the Baltimore Orioles and finished tied for second with Cleveland's Rocky Colavito for the AL Rookie of the Year award. He was named to the Top 100 greatest Indians Roster in 2001. (more...)
India women look to continue dominance over South Africa in second T20 India women look to continue dominance over South Africa in second T20
- February 15, 2018

While chasing, opener Mithali Raj (54 not out) held the Indian innings together and shared two crucial stands - a 69 - run partnership for the third wicket with debutant Jemimah Rodrigues (37) and a 52-run fourth-wicket stand with Veda Krishnamurthy (37 not out) - to steer her side home. (more...)
Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza's bail raised in cocaine case Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza's bail raised in cocaine case
- February 15, 2018

The judge set Loaiza's bail at $250,000 after prosecutors argued that he's a flight risk. Mark Osborne, of ABC News reports, Loaiza, who pitched in the majors for 14 years, most prominently with the Chicago White Sox , was pulled over for a minor traffic violation while under surveillance for an ongoing narcotics investigation on February 9, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department . (more...)
Complaint against song featuring Priya Prakash Varrier Complaint against song featuring Priya Prakash Varrier
- February 15, 2018

In less than 48 hours after she boarded Twitter at 5.27pm on February 10, Priya registered close to 23,000 followers . After receiving the love, she posted an Instagram video replicating her much-loved expressions from the video. It's quite the kind of flirting seen during the '80s and '90s before Valentine's Day, hugs and pecks took over. While the first song from the film Manikya Malaraya Poovi featuring Priya was released. (more...)
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians to face CSK in opener IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians to face CSK in opener
- February 15, 2018

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Mumbai Indians will host Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2018 opening fixture at the Wankhede Stadium. While Preity Zinta co-owned Kings XI Punjab (KXIP ) will see their home game being played at two venues - Indore (3) and Mohali (4). (more...)
United States women's hockey team wins opener at PyeongChang Games United States women's hockey team wins opener at PyeongChang Games
- February 15, 2018

The U.S. men didn't play any "friendly" or exhibition games before settling in at the Athletes' Village, and they've had four practices here. The men's tournament kicks off on Day 5, while the a quartet of women's teams wrap up preliminary-round play in the busiest day of hockey yet in PyeongChang. (more...)
Sir Nicholas Shehadie a 'great Australian' Sir Nicholas Shehadie a 'great Australian'
- February 15, 2018

Sir Nicholas Shehadie was a towering figure in Australian rugby. After serving a second term and a third term as the Deputy Lord Mayor, Shehadie was elected as Lord Mayor in 1973 and was in office for the official opening of the Sydney Opera House by Queen Elizabeth II. (more...)
Germany goalkeeping hopeful Sven Ulreich extends Bayern Munich deal Germany goalkeeping hopeful Sven Ulreich extends Bayern Munich deal
- February 15, 2018

However, the 30-year-old now looks set to remain at Bayern as long as the club wants him. "Our intention from the beginning has been to help support the growth of soccer in the USA, supporting the existing development of players", said Bayern board member Joerg Wacker. (more...)
Conte hails battling Giroud after West Brom stroll Conte hails battling Giroud after West Brom stroll
- February 15, 2018

It's been maybe two months since I started a game. "I had five wonderful years there but now it's a new chapter of my career and I am focussed 100 per cent on the Blues to reach our targets and I'm very happy to be here". Crucially for Chelsea ahead of a huge month on three fronts, Conte's forward options were replenished as Olivier Giroud was handed his full debut, whilst club record signing Alvaro Morata made his return after almost a month out with a back injury as a second-half ... (more...)
Michael Phelps, family announce birth of baby boy Beckett Michael Phelps, family announce birth of baby boy Beckett
- February 15, 2018

Nicole announced Beckett's arrival on her own Instagram with a similar photo and the caption "Our family grew by 1 yesterday meet Beckett Richard Phelps ". I can't wait till I get to teach him so many cool things about the world! "Such an fantastic day celebrating our #babyshark!" In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 23-time Olympic champion opened up about their family plans, saying: "We always talked about three, so the second one is on the way". (more...)
Dwyane Wade has advice for LeBron James and his free agency Dwyane Wade has advice for LeBron James and his free agency
- February 15, 2018

And like any person who has seen the Heat's Miami Vice uniforms, he wants one of those. They were outscored 31-17 in the fourth quarter and missed their final eight shots. A Dragic 3-pointer with 1:06 to play drew the Heat within 112-107, with another Dragic jumper pulling the Heat within 112-109 with 56.9 seconds left. (more...)
Champions League: Spurs fight back against Juventus, City rampant Champions League: Spurs fight back against Juventus, City rampant
- February 15, 2018

With no gaps appearing, Higuain smashed the ball straight down the middle and it cannoned off the crossbar. Juve, who had conceded only once in their previous 16 games in all competitions, will rue Higuain's missed penalty on the stroke of halftime but could have few complaints after being shaken to the core by a vibrant Spurs side. (more...)
Real Madrid star's agent responds to Man United transfer talk Real Madrid star's agent responds to Man United transfer talk
- February 15, 2018

But Barnett claims Bale is not leaving Madrid anytime soon. 'Things can change very quickly in football, you never know, but I honestly believe that no Italian club could buy Bale'. There was the interest of a top Italian club but I can't name it. Tottenham , however, refused to sell him". "I always carry it with me me, but what counts most is the excellent relationship that we have developed", Barnett added of the Real Madrid club president. (more...)
Whoopi Goldberg Rips Mike Pence for Not Showing 'Respect' to North Korea Whoopi Goldberg Rips Mike Pence for Not Showing 'Respect' to North Korea
- February 15, 2018

In Wednesday's speech, Pence said the U.S. wants to make sure North Korea understands the U.S. stance and that if there is an opportunity for talks, President Donald Trump has made it clear he always believes in talking. Pence told Axios that regardless of the North-South talks, there was "no daylight" between the allies on the need to intensify pressure on Pyongyang. (more...)
Lewis Clareburt added to swimming team for Commonwealth Games Lewis Clareburt added to swimming team for Commonwealth Games
- February 15, 2018

Leon Rattigan, bronze medal victor in both Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014, will participate in his third Commonwealth Games. The Games are contested between nations that are members of the Commonwealth, a group of countries that were once part of the British Empire. (more...)
Nittany Lions finalize opponents for 2020 season; Pitt not included Nittany Lions finalize opponents for 2020 season; Pitt not included
- February 15, 2018

A 2024 game with Bowling Green was also announced. Penn State will travel to Virginia Tech for its first away game of 2020. Nevada will serve as the opener on September 5, 2020 while San Jose State comes to town on September 19, 2020. The Nevada and San Jose State games were announced by a press release Monday. The Nittany Lions have defeated Air Force three times, San Diego State once, and Utah State one time. (more...)
Immigrant Father Of Olympic Gold Medalist: She's Living The 'American Dream' Immigrant Father Of Olympic Gold Medalist: She's Living The 'American Dream'
- February 15, 2018

When she was just 13, the Californian was too young for the 2014 Sochi Games, but four years later, the multiple X Games, World Snowboard Tour and Winter Youth Olympics victor is considered a big contender in the women's halfpipe. On Monday in PyeongChang , he stood at the bottom of the halfpipe with his homemade sign that simply said "Go Kim!" with a heart on it, ready to cheer Kim on as she attempted to win her first Olympic gold medal . (more...)
Three Milwaukee County jail staffers charged in inmate's dehydration death Three Milwaukee County jail staffers charged in inmate's dehydration death
- February 15, 2018

Thomas died from dehydration. Nancy Evans , who served as the top official in the jail, allegedly failed to preserve surveillance video showing the water turned off. The document Evans signed off on answered that "there is no documentation indicating this". He has, however, complained publicly that the media fails to sufficiently highlight Thomas' poor physical health and the charges that landed him in jail, neither of which contributed to his death, according to the medical examiner's report. (more...)
Froome returns to racing despite doping investigation Froome returns to racing despite doping investigation
- February 15, 2018

International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient said last month that Team Sky should voluntarily suspend Froome until the investigation is complete. Froome took advantage of hours in the saddle to talk to members of the peloton about his failed test and why he chose to ride here, including a lengthy period riding alongside the Spaniard Mikel Landa, one of his biggest rivals. (more...)
Guardiola: Basel romp will help Manchester City domestically Guardiola: Basel romp will help Manchester City domestically
- February 15, 2018

It was the Argentinian's 14th goal in 11 games in 2018. "An excellent result", he said. The return match is on March 7, when Juventus and Tottenham will also play their second leg after drawing 2-2 in Turin on Tuesday. It was De Bruyne's 19th assist of a stunning season. "I think teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich are more used to playing games in this special competition than us", the former Monaco winger said after City's 4-0 win over Basel . (more...)
Donald Young accuses Ryan Harrison of 'racial prejudice' Donald Young accuses Ryan Harrison of 'racial prejudice'
- February 15, 2018

The video recording of the match shows Harrison and Young arguing nearly to the brink of fighting, but no clear audio recording of their conversation has emerged. 'Like I said, I've been really fortunate to have fought through a lot of the adversity and Donald, I think, is trying to fight through the adversity. (more...)
Tom Brady Scores on Sunday … With Giselle Tom Brady Scores on Sunday … With Giselle
- February 15, 2018

Brady posted a photo of himself in a lip lock with the Brazilian bombshell while overlooking a lush forest along with a sunset in the background, but it was the caption that was particularly noteworthy. Lesson #1 - It's much better to get sacked by Giselle than anyone on the Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to thank his teammates, coaches, fans and his family and friends who "love and support my dreams". (more...)
Forget Infrastructure Week. Start Your Monday With the Obamas' Official Portraits Forget Infrastructure Week. Start Your Monday With the Obamas' Official Portraits
- February 15, 2018

These paintings are not worthy of these two people". Wiley, who painted Barack Obama , is best known for his colorfully vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. "You've got to bring it down a touch", he recalled telling Wiley. "I am a little overwhelmed to say the least", Michelle Obama said at first glace at the work . (more...)
Auburn remains in Top 10 for second straight week Auburn remains in Top 10 for second straight week
- February 15, 2018

The Wildcats' three straight losses - the first such streak of the nine-year Calipari era - came against three of the league's best teams in Missouri, Tennessee and Texas A&M by nine, two and 11 points, respectively. It's especially great for a team that was picked to finish ninth in the SEC. "We're trying to go into every game and continue to work toward trying to win the SEC". (more...)
I Joined Chelsea Because I Needed A New Challenge- Olivier Giroud I Joined Chelsea Because I Needed A New Challenge- Olivier Giroud
- February 15, 2018

Giroud made his full Chelsea debut in Monday night's 3-0 win over West Brom , and while he couldn't cap an impressive performance with a goal, he did set up Eden Hazard's opener. "It's simple to have a good understanding with him because he smells the game, he smells football. He has a lot of defenders around him, so we are free to play around him, myself, Pedro and Willian", Hazard told Sky Sports . (more...)

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