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Nate Diaz Nearly Lights Joint On Live TV During UFC Austin Nate Diaz Nearly Lights Joint On Live TV During UFC Austin
- February 21, 2018

His social media followers were quick to comment on his post, saying that his position in the photos was the same position that Diaz had assumed shortly before he choked him out during their first fight. It didn't take long for someone to reference how Diaz had used a similar move to defeat McGregor at UFC 196, commenting, "Like what [Nate Diaz] did to you yeaaaaa that's the one! I'm proud of you son". (more...)
Former Chelsea star believes Antonio Conte's future will be decided soon Former Chelsea star believes Antonio Conte's future will be decided soon
- February 21, 2018

Former Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer has told ESPN FC that Luis Enrique would be a ideal fit should he end up replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. Ahead of that game, the Spain global has said Enrique would impress if he was given the Chelsea job. Gudjohnsen, however, is backing Chelsea to cause an upset against the runaway La Liga leaders, similar to when he helped the club eliminate the Catalans from the competition in the 2004-05 season. (more...)
Frankfurt match delayed by tennis ball protest Frankfurt match delayed by tennis ball protest
- February 21, 2018

While some Bundesliga games have been played on a Monday before, this was the first time a game has been scheduled specifically in the timeslot. Liverpool signing Naby Keita sparked an all-in brawl as RB Leipzig lost to Eintracht Frankfurt last night. (more...)
Manchester United look at Kroos Manchester United look at Kroos
- February 21, 2018

While many have been under the impression that a rift has occurred between manager Mourinho and Paul Pogba, crunch talks between the two have ironed out any suspected differences that the pair have - and it is believed that any new arrival will not be Pogba's replacement. (more...)
Renault launch F1 auto and name Aitken as reserve driver Renault launch F1 auto and name Aitken as reserve driver
- February 21, 2018

Wei Yu, general manager of Tmall Auto , added: "We are excited to partner with the Renault Sport Formula One Team to make our activity around the Chinese Grand Prix a success and to be working closely together to bring one-of-a-kind experiences with the Renault Sport Formula One Team to our customers". (more...)
Red Sox Sign JD Martinez to 5-Year Deal Red Sox Sign JD Martinez to 5-Year Deal
- February 21, 2018

They can do so in the service of filling roster needs elsewhere, or they can install Martinez as a major DH upgrade over Hanley Ramirez . The Red Sox have looked like world beaters at times during the last two seasons, but haven't been able to produce long postseason runs. (more...)
Juve edge past Torino for ninth win in a row Juve edge past Torino for ninth win in a row
- February 21, 2018

Higuain was left grimacing on the pitch three minutes in after making contact near the endline with Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu , who broke up a Juventus chance. "Today was not a great answer to 2-2 in the first leg but we will go to London convinced we can do it", said Allegri. "Paulo did well for 30 minutes", said Allegri. (more...)
Roger Federer officially returns to World No 1 Roger Federer officially returns to World No 1
- February 21, 2018

Federer, who had previously won in the Dutch city in 2005 and 2012, has played two tournaments this year and won both - the other being January's Australian Open which he won for the sixth time. Federer, who has 20 Grand Slams to his name, said his next target is 100 career titles. Acknowledging Federer becoming the new World No 1, his WTA counterpart Caroline Wozniacki said: "Roger is such an incredible athlete and obviously a great champion". (more...)
Baker Mayfield Reveals Why He Won't Attend the NFL Draft Baker Mayfield Reveals Why He Won't Attend the NFL Draft
- February 21, 2018

We're just not the same mentally. A native of Austin, Texas , Mayfield is considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft. Manziel won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2014 National Football League draft. (more...)
Eagles to name Groh offensive coordinator Eagles to name Groh offensive coordinator
- February 20, 2018

Groh is the choice, according to ESPN's Tim McManus . Groh, a former college quarterback, was praised by Eagles' players at the Super Bowl for his ability to break communication down at a "player to player" level. While many believed Staley is most deserving of the spot due to his background in the organization and his work with the team's running backs over the years, it looks like Pederson is going in the other direction. (more...)
'Bayern not among Champions League favourites' - Heynckes 'Bayern not among Champions League favourites' - Heynckes
- February 20, 2018

The reigning Turkish champions are now fourth in the Turkish SuperLig, three points behind Galatasaray and Fenerbahce and five points behind leaders Basaksehir, who helped eliminate Hoffenheim in the Europa League . He quickly identified Javi Martinez, used in the past as a central defender, as the figure to command the base of his midfield. At the back, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng should shore up the heart of defence, with Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba the full-backs supporting the ... (more...)
United States of America routs Slovakia to reach Olympic men's hockey quarter-finals United States of America routs Slovakia to reach Olympic men's hockey quarter-finals
- February 20, 2018

Donato, who also netted two goals against Slovakia in a 2-1 United States group-stage victory, blasted a rebound into the far top corner 96 seconds into the second period to put the U.S. The U.S. came into the game scoring only four goals in three games. "He's a really tough kid, and you see how much just of a natural goal-scorer he is", Terry said of Donato. (more...)
Louisville to vacate 2013 NCAA championship, other victories Louisville to vacate 2013 NCAA championship, other victories
- February 20, 2018

That's probably not something you expect to work into a press release when you sign on to the NCAA's communications office. All of those wins will be docked from the record of former coach Rick Pitino , who was "fired with cause" in October. (more...)
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho's relationship reaches boiling point Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho's relationship reaches boiling point
- February 20, 2018

Unsurprisingly, following the confirmation that Pogba was set to miss out, there were immediate murmurs in the English media that the former Juventus man's absence could be related to the mounting reports of unrest on his part at Old Trafford. (more...)
Why England can't do without Eoin Morgan Why England can't do without Eoin Morgan
- February 20, 2018

New Zealand , with Martin Guptill adding 62 and Hong Kong-born Mark Chapman unbeaten on 37, made 192 for four in reply. New Zealand lost, but they won the bigger prize. "We didn't do enough to go through to the final , but we can't complain". Before the match, Santner had 28 wickets in 25 T20 internationals at an average of 19.96, economy rate of 6.88 and strike rate of 17. (more...)
Sridevi To Sonam Kapoor: Who's Wearing What At Mohit Marwah's Wedding Sridevi To Sonam Kapoor: Who's Wearing What At Mohit Marwah's Wedding
- February 20, 2018

While the others had flown out earlier, Sonam Kapoor , who is shooting with her father Anil Kapoor for the film " Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga " in Punjab, boarded the flight from Chandigarh, last night. Film producer Boney Kapoor, actor Sridevi and their daughters Janhavi and Khushi are also expected to a part of the wedding. The Bride Anita Motiwala chose to wear a Manish Malhotra design for her wedding. (more...)
Cannizaro resigns as MSU baseball head coach Cannizaro resigns as MSU baseball head coach
- February 20, 2018

Cannizaro's dismissal is per sources with cause though University officials have yet to state on record what said cause is. Cannizaro is in his second season at MSU. The Bulldogs were swept at Southern Miss this past weekend and visit Jackson State on Wednesday. "We will move forward, focusing on the things we can control and give Mississippi State fans a team they can be proud of". (more...)
Trae Young, Oklahoma fall to Kansas, lose sixth straight Trae Young, Oklahoma fall to Kansas, lose sixth straight
- February 20, 2018

Oklahoma dropped its sixth-straight game and went to 16-11 in its 2017-18 campaign and 6-9 in the conference. That includes Saturday's 77-69 win over West Virginia , during which Azubuike made seven of 10 from the free-throw line to help KU top the Mountaineers. (more...)
Charlotte Hornets unlikely to bring Rich Cho back as GM Charlotte Hornets unlikely to bring Rich Cho back as GM
- February 20, 2018

Cho has been the GM in Charlotte since 2011, and the team has not performed well since then. Cho has served as Hornets GM since June of 2011 after serving as the Portland Trail Blazers' GM in 2010-11. The name at the top of Charlotte's list is reportedly ex-Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. After winning 48 games in the 2015-16 season, and pushing the Miami Heat to seven games in their first-round playoff series, the Charlotte Hornets looked to be a team on the rise in the East. (more...)
Coleman breaks Greene's record Coleman breaks Greene's record
- February 20, 2018

That time beat his previous best of 6.45, which he recorded when he won the US Indoor Championship a year ago. Coleman broke two-time Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene's almost 20-year-old record of 6.39 seconds set in 1998 - which he also matched again in 2001 - by 0.5. (more...)
Germany And Canada Tie For Gold In Two-Man Bobsled Race Germany And Canada Tie For Gold In Two-Man Bobsled Race
- February 20, 2018

Kripps and Kopacz enter the final two runs of two-man bobsled one-tenth of a second back of leaders Nico Walther and Christian Poser of Germany . That paved the way for Walther's team mates Johannes Lochner and world champion Francesco Friedrich to creep up the timesheet to third and fifth places, putting the German team in an overall strong position ahead of Monday's final. (more...)
Two lawyers killed in firing incident at Lahore court Two lawyers killed in firing incident at Lahore court
- February 20, 2018

After clearing the court premises, the police said the suspect had fled. This is the second incident of firing at the Lahore sessions court in this month. The killer in this case is still at large. Taking notice of the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sought report from the capital city police officer. (more...)
Rae Carruth apologizes to family of woman he conspired to kill Rae Carruth apologizes to family of woman he conspired to kill
- February 20, 2018

Now, after some 17 years in prison and with an impending October 22 release date, Carruth, 44, is speaking out about that child-who survived. "I didn't write this letter in an attempt to win anyone over, especially not the public", Carruth begins. (more...)
Sevilla v Manchester United Betting Tips
- February 20, 2018

The club have not challenged at the top of the European game in recent years, relying on success in the Europa League last season to qualify for this year's Champions League . In last week's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town as well, United were the second best side for longer parts of the game and were bailed out by a few moments of brilliance from the attackers. (more...)
Once Again, It's U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold Once Again, It's U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold
- February 20, 2018

It was Team USA who booked their ticket first, putting the pressure on the Canadians to respond. "And we've been going to the net hard and we've been putting pucks to the net". With USA's victory at least somewhere in the back of their minds, Canada didn't even need two minutes to strike against OAR. South Korea's lone goal of the competition came in the opening period of the 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic by way of Cho Min-ho. (more...)
Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe wins Olympic gold in women's halfpipe Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe wins Olympic gold in women's halfpipe
- February 20, 2018

Bowman struggled with her trademark back-to-back 900s on the end of her run, falling on all three attempts to land that final rightside 900. Vermont's Devin Logan was unable to advance into the women's halfpipe finals, after competing with in injured knee in the women's ski halfpipe qualification on Monday, Feb. (more...)
Commentators went great lengths to avoid Elizabeth Swaney's Olympic qualification story Commentators went great lengths to avoid Elizabeth Swaney's Olympic qualification story
- February 20, 2018

It was a sequence she repeated a handful of times before capping her final trip with a pair of "alley oops", basically inward 180 degree turns more fitting for the local slopes than the world's largest sporting event. First, Swaney competed for her mother's native Venezuela before switching to Team Hungary, the country her grandparents are from, in 2016, according to The Denver Post . (more...)
What Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir like about each other What Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir like about each other
- February 20, 2018

BC-OLY-FIG-Ice Dance, 1st Ld-Writethru, 795Virtue, Moir lead ice dancing after record short danceAP Photo OLYFS333, OLYFS291, OLYFS309, OLYFS335, OLYFS314, OLYFS310, OLYFS274, OLYFS265Eds: Updates with new lead and quotes. Mixed ice dance, short dance (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET/Monday, 10 a.m. local time): The enthralling rivalry between Canada's Virtue and Moir and France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron will be the storyline to watch. (more...)
MLB Imposes Limits On Mound Visits MLB Imposes Limits On Mound Visits
- February 20, 2018

The amendments to the playing rules announced Monday include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player. Pitchers must complete warm-ups with 20 seconds remaining in the break. Any manager, coach or player visit to the mound will count as a mound visit . (more...)
Red Wings Trade Goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers Red Wings Trade Goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers
- February 20, 2018

As Monday night closed, the Flyers were able to fill that need. Czech goalie Petr Mrázek has been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers by the Detroit Red Wings in return for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 National Hockey League draft as well as a conditional third-round pick in 2019. (more...)

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