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Isner hits 30 aces but loses to Gojowczyk at Delray Beach Isner hits 30 aces but loses to Gojowczyk at Delray Beach
- February 22, 2018

Towering 20-year-old Opelka, playing in his first ATP level tournament of 2018, fired 17 aces past world number eight Sock to cap a day of upsets. BC-TEN-Delray Beach, 88 Isner hits 30 aces but loses to Gojowczyk at Delray BeachEds: APNewsNow. (more...)
N Korea blasts Pence following reports of canceled secret meeting N Korea blasts Pence following reports of canceled secret meeting
- February 22, 2018

United States officials have confirmed he was due to meet Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, among others, but they pulled out after Mr Pence condemned the regime's human rights abuses. Ahead of Pence's visit, Trump officials had insisted they'd requested no meeting with North Korea, but notably left open the possibility one could occur. (more...)
Auburn guard Mustapha Heron out for Alabama game due to illness Auburn guard Mustapha Heron out for Alabama game due to illness
- February 22, 2018

Harper also had six assists and four steals. Auburn scored 28 points off 17 Alabama turnovers. The Tigers will only have Horace Spencer, Desean Murray, Malik Dunbar, Bryce Brown, Jared Harper, Chuma Okeke and Davion Mitchell available against the Crimson Tide (17-10, 8-6 SEC). (more...)
Seattle hosting Kings-Warriors preseason game Seattle hosting Kings-Warriors preseason game
- February 22, 2018

The NBA is reportedly returning to Seattle, but it's definitely not the way SuperSonics fans have hoped. There's some history between the city of Seattle and the Kings' franchise, as well. Voisin reports that while the contract for the game hasn't been officially signed yet, the game is considered a formality. Golden State star Kevin Durant played his rookie season for the Sonics before moving with the team, which became the Thunder. (more...)
David Wise defends ski halfpipe title; Alex Ferreira wins silver David Wise defends ski halfpipe title; Alex Ferreira wins silver
- February 22, 2018

Pushing Wise the most was countryman Alex Ferreira, who almost eclipsed Wise's score of 97.2 with a trick-laden run that earned him a 96.4. Wise, 27, returned to the Olympic podium after four years of dealing with injury and loss. Curiously, New Zealand's Nico Porteous was in second before Wise's run and didn't attempt to improve on his 94.80, just skating calmly down the pipe. (more...)
Starkville Pride plans lawsuit against city after parade denied Starkville Pride plans lawsuit against city after parade denied
- February 22, 2018

Starkville Pride, an LGBT support group, had planned to hold the parade March 24 in Starkville, but Starkville aldermen voted 4-3 against the permit. The Dispatch reports that three of the aldermen who voted to reject it left the meeting room through a back entrance, and that none of the alderman who voted no voiced their opinions at the meeting. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Shiffrin withdraws from downhill Winter Olympics 2018: Shiffrin withdraws from downhill
- February 22, 2018

Olympic Spirit Award and turned into one of the heartwarming tales of the chilly Winter Games. " Lindsey is the greatest skier of all-time, she's also a great person and a great woman ". Goggia came out of the gate slowly and was the 26th fastest - out of 31 racers who finished - in the first timed interval. Like Goggia, she was aggressive on the bottom half of the course. (more...)
Peers believe LeBron James will remain with Cavaliers
- February 22, 2018

Being the biggest event of All-Star weekend meant the game would feature the biggest stars the league has to offer, and for that reason alone, expectations were higher. Irving did not speak to James before requesting a trade, did not speak to James in at least the first week or two after the trade, and has never opened up about what went on with James in Cleveland (if anything did). (more...)
Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event
- February 22, 2018

For the last two seasons, Yevgenia Medvedeva , who will compete as an Olympic athlete from Russian Federation, has dominated ladies' skating with two world titles. "I may not have gotten a medal, but I'm proud of my performance", she told NBC. In Wednesday's downhill, Mowinckel posted a time of 1:39.31, just 0.09 seconds out of first and 0.38 faster than Vonn. (more...)
Salah mania prompts 'I'll be Muslim too' Liverpool chant Salah mania prompts 'I'll be Muslim too' Liverpool chant
- February 22, 2018

The Senegalese worldwide is having a spectacular showing in the English Premier League thus far including a Champions League hat-trick against FC Porto. "You can not score 10 goals from 10 balls - that's impossible and I know that I have missed many chances too this season". Liverpool supporters made a new chant in Salah's honor: "If he's good enough for you / He's good enough for me". (more...)
Jamie Anderson wins silver for USA in women's Big Air event Jamie Anderson wins silver for USA in women's Big Air event
- February 22, 2018

Jamie Anderson of the United States took the silver (177.25) and New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski Synnott the bronze (157.50). Anderson previously won gold in the snowboarding slopestyle at both the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2018 Games. Riders in the big air event, which is making its Olympic debut in PyeongChang, get three runs in the final, with their overall point total based off their two best scores. (more...)
Barcelona agree almost $50 million deal for Brazilian starlet Arthur Barcelona agree almost $50 million deal for Brazilian starlet Arthur
- February 22, 2018

KweseESPN reported on Wednesday that the Blaugrana have agreed £35m (R569m) transfer fee for the Brazil youth global but the move is likely to only happen in January 2019. Bolzan's comments are said to have given hope to a raft of other interested clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Monaco. Arthur will arrive in the Catalan capital next January once the Brazilian season has finished and Barca have freed up space in their squad. (more...)
Carrie Underwood donates $10K to cop injured in horrific crash Carrie Underwood donates $10K to cop injured in horrific crash
- February 22, 2018

Carrie has a long road of recovery ahead because she not only broke her wrist in the incident, but she also had to have at least 40 stitches in her face. "Justin is a 13-year Veteran of the Checotah Police Department and is a loving father of two children", the announcement read. He was subsequently hospitalized in the intensive care unit, where he is continuing to receive treatment, but his extended stay is causing him to rack up the medical bills, and a GoFundMe campaign has since been ... (more...)
Rory McIlroy ready for stern wind at PGA National — Honda Classic Rory McIlroy ready for stern wind at PGA National — Honda Classic
- February 22, 2018

It was nice", Fowler said after his Pro-Am. "It's nice to, yeah, sometimes it's a bit weird playing a tournament when you're at home because you're so used to being at a hotel and being whatever, but it's been nice". "I've missed it and it's becoming familiar again". That's why a few guys mightn't be here. "He was always there at the gates of the senior parking lot and I just wish when I go up that I see him at the gates of heaven just like he was at the senior parking lot". (more...)
Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard could miss the rest of the season Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard could miss the rest of the season
- February 22, 2018

Asked to clarify why he feels that way, Popovich said, "Well, we only have X number of games left in the season and he's still not ready to go". Not good. The San Antonio Spurs may have to make do without superstar Kawhi Leonard for the rest of the 2017-18 season. The Spurs are now 35-24 this season, which is third-best in the Western Conference. (more...)
Scotland must keep cool heads against England, says Gordon Reid Scotland must keep cool heads against England, says Gordon Reid
- February 22, 2018

There were other factors involved that day too, but as he looked ahead to Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield, the London Irish loosehead warned that finding the right combination of passion and rationality would be crucial for Scotland . (more...)
Banco Bradesco SA (BBDO) transacted 30951 shares unusually on Friday
- February 22, 2018

Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 34,967 shares of the bank's stock worth $387,000 after acquiring an additional 10,939 shares during the last quarter. Banco Bradesco S.A. (BBD) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0 Percent. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. (more...)
Winter Olympics: US superstar Mikaela Shiffrin relaxed after deciding to skip downhill Winter Olympics: US superstar Mikaela Shiffrin relaxed after deciding to skip downhill
- February 22, 2018

She also hedged on doing the downhill, saying she wanted to see how training went. Lindsey Vonn took the bronze medal in super-G in Vancouver eight years ago and was the first skier out of the gate Saturday - but the skiers were forced to endure yet another delay due to high winds. (more...)
Toro Rosso: Pierre Gasly has 'great first day' with Honda Toro Rosso: Pierre Gasly has 'great first day' with Honda
- February 22, 2018

Over in Italy, Toro Rosso put its STR13 through its initial paces, posting a short teaser which showed a very vague reflection of the Faenza squad's new auto. The auto, which will be powered by the Honda engine after the team switched to the Japanese manufacturer from Renault , sports a very similar livery to the one introduced by Toro Rosso a year ago. (more...)
Multi-Car Wreck Ends Stage 1, Wipes Out Top Daytona 500 Contenders Multi-Car Wreck Ends Stage 1, Wipes Out Top Daytona 500 Contenders
- February 22, 2018

The end of Stage 1 in the 2018 Daytona 500 also meant the end of the day for several top contenders. "So, Lap 59 to be throwing blocks and stuff like that, that's how you get a lot of wrecked race cars". Johnson was credited with a 38th-place finish. A crash on the final lap of the first stage collected several drivers, including two-time Daytona 500 victor Jimmie Johnson . (more...)
Vinatieri reportedly nearing deal with Colts Vinatieri reportedly nearing deal with Colts
- February 22, 2018

A rookie in 1996, Vinatieri and Tom Brady are the only players likely to be in the National Football League at the start of the 2018 season with more than 19 years experience. In 2017, Vinatieri went 29 of 34 on field goal attempts. Louis Rams and 2003 against the Carolina Panthers . Despite his advanced age, Vinatieri is still a highly productive player. (more...)
Diamondbacks Acquire Souza From Rays as Part of Three-Team Trade Diamondbacks Acquire Souza From Rays as Part of Three-Team Trade
- February 22, 2018

The deal was announced one day after former Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract with Boston, pending a physical. NY isn't getting anything flashy with Drury at third, but he does provide a decent bat to place toward the bottom of the order that could flourish in the hitter-friendly ballpark that is Yankee Stadium. (more...)
Paul Pogba can play any midfield position, says France boss Paul Pogba can play any midfield position, says France boss
- February 22, 2018

The pair will be working together at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation and Deschamps will be fully awae that having a fully-fit and in-form Pogba will be key to France's hopes of ending their two decade-long hunt for a World Cup title. (more...)
Suspicious bag leads to evacuation at OR Tambo - flight delays expected Suspicious bag leads to evacuation at OR Tambo - flight delays expected
- February 22, 2018

OR Tambo spokesperson Leigh Gunkel-Keuler told IOL Travel that travellers should "anticipate some level of flight delays" following the morning's incident. Gunkel-Keuler said police were yet to confirm a drill that was supposed to take place tonight. When eNCA checked live flight data for the airport, it appeared as if domestic flights were most affected by delays. (more...)
Winter Olympics: South Korean Speed Skaters Face Backlash For Shaming Teammate Winter Olympics: South Korean Speed Skaters Face Backlash For Shaming Teammate
- February 22, 2018

Nearly half a million people in South Korea have signed a petition demanding the removal of two speed skaters from Pyeongchang's national team for their supposed bullying of a fellow teammate, The San Francisco Chronicle reported . It has yet to give an answer. 'A sportsman who isn't a team player doesn't deserve to be part of the national team, ' one petitioner wrote. "We were doing quite well", Kim said, after the race. (more...)
Shakhtar shine in freezing cold to reel in Roma Shakhtar shine in freezing cold to reel in Roma
- February 22, 2018

The Serie A team appeared to be coasting in the round-of-16 first-leg tie when Cengiz Under put them ahead with his fifth goal in four games four minutes before halftime. It was the 20-year-old Turkey winger's fifth goal in four matches and the ideal way to mark his Champions League debut. A late and serious injury to Serhiy Krytsov saw the first-half action come to a close and left Shakhtar looking to respond straight after the restart. (more...)
Patriots pick LSU cornerback Donte Jackson in 1st round — ESPN mock draft Patriots pick LSU cornerback Donte Jackson in 1st round — ESPN mock draft
- February 22, 2018

Kiper, on a conference call on Wednesday, said he had to make the same hard decision that the Giants will have to make in a few weeks. "Obviously with DeMarco Murray's status, we'll see if he comes back". But on the conference call, he mentioned "ball security" as something Michel needs to clean up in the NFL . "When you think about the options that you'd have at that point ... (more...)
Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin added to lawsuit involving Mississippi-based clothing store Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin added to lawsuit involving Mississippi-based clothing store
- February 22, 2018

The Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry is one of the most intense in the conference. The recent Rebel Rags lawsuit naming Dan Mullen and Scott Stricklin as co-conspirators to bring down Ole Miss football is quite the interesting read. (more...)
Rick Pitino Says Louisville Should Fight NCAA Title Vacation Ruling Rick Pitino Says Louisville Should Fight NCAA Title Vacation Ruling
- February 21, 2018

Louisville announced on Tuesday that the NCAA had denied its appeal of sanctions that included vacating 123 victories and the return of about $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments. All of those wins will be docked from the record of Pitino, who was "fired with cause" in October. He either was the mastermind behind schemes that violated NCAA rules or he was clueless as to what was going on in his own program. (more...)
Jeff Hornacek says the team will move on from Joakim Noah Jeff Hornacek says the team will move on from Joakim Noah
- February 21, 2018

Noah took a leave of absence from the team and has been away for three weeks. "We've handled that thing with Jo", Hornacek said Tuesday night, as the Knicks returned to practice after the All-Star break. Noah received a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks in July 2016. ESPN .com also reports the National Basketball Players Association is "closely monitoring" the Noah-Knicks situation to ensure he is "treated fairly under the rules of our collective bargaining agreement". (more...)

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