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XFL's Wildcats fire defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson after losing opener XFL's Wildcats fire defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson after losing opener
- Февраля 12, 2020

As previously reported, the first game airing on ABC on Saturday featuring the D.C. Defenders defeating the Seattle Dragons averaged 3.3 million viewers and scored a 2.07 rating. Some think Spring football doesn't work but the XFL is trying to feed you a different narrative and so far, it's working. The team announced Monday that Johnson was relieved of his duties following Los Angeles' 37-17 loss to the Houston Roughnecks over the weekend. (more...)
LPGA Tour cancels 2 more Asia tournaments due to coronavirus LPGA Tour cancels 2 more Asia tournaments due to coronavirus
- Февраля 12, 2020

The Honda LPGA Thailand event in Pattaya scheduled from February 20 to 23 and the HSBC Women's World Championship from February 27 to March 1 in Singapore have been canceled. The LPGA said in a statement that it was disappointed to cancel the events, but hoped to return to Asia soon. Edinburgh man Kenny Walker, who lives in Thailand, said he was surprised to see events there being cancelled when it had fewer coronavirus cases recorded than Australia, where, in addition to the ... (more...)
Jack Grealish: Man United handed huge boost to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish: Man United handed huge boost to sign Aston Villa star
- Февраля 12, 2020

The news will be a welcome one for United who are going through a transitional phase under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and are investing heavily in young players in order to build a solid foundation for the future. After 25 rounds in this season's Premier League roller rollercoaster, City path competitors Liverpool by 22 points, and according to the Mirror , manager Pep Guardiola will have a clear- out in relates to of his stars which he feels are under carrying out. (more...)
Ireland impress in hugely significant bonus point win over Wales Ireland impress in hugely significant bonus point win over Wales
- Февраля 12, 2020

The fact that it was created by an attacking variation to the standard one-out runners Ireland normally employ close to the opposition line - similar Sexton's try against Scotland - was notable, even if launching three attackers against five defenders wasn't exactly what new attack coach Mike Catt would have had in mind. (more...)
Blues' Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench, game postponed Blues' Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench, game postponed
- Февраля 12, 2020

Later, both teams agreed to postpone the game. Bouwmeester, 36, played a key role in the Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup championship last spring. A native of Edmonton, Bouwmeester was a junior hockey star and was drafted third overall in 2002 by the Florida Panthers . (more...)
New Zealand vs India 2020, ODI Series: India Players' Performance Ratings New Zealand vs India 2020, ODI Series: India Players' Performance Ratings
- Февраля 12, 2020

New Zealand consigned India to a 3-0 series ODI defeat in Mount Maunganui after facing a clean sweep in the shortest format of the game. Tim Southee, too, was sick at Eden Park, but still soldiered on to finish his ten overs and claim the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli . (more...)
Liverpool and rivals interested in signing Coutinho on cut-price deal Liverpool and rivals interested in signing Coutinho on cut-price deal
- Февраля 12, 2020

Coutinho, now on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona , joined the Spanish giants in January 2018 for £146m. Coutinho has ultimately failed to impress in Germany, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in 27 appearances at Bayern . (more...)
Ferrari hopes new car will lead to fewer mistakes in Formula One Ferrari hopes new car will lead to fewer mistakes in Formula One
- Февраля 12, 2020

Despite informal talks being held with Hamilton, Binotto has opened the door for Vettel to sign a new contract and extend his stay with Ferrari into a seventh season next year. "I think Seb is our first choice at the moment, and obviously it's something we are discussing with him and we will continue discussing, but he's certainly our first option, our preference at the moment". (more...)
Villarreal turned down a bid from Liverpool for Chukwueze Villarreal turned down a bid from Liverpool for Chukwueze
- Февраля 12, 2020

The Reds have been on the lookout for more depth in attack, bringing in Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg last month, but they are still thought to be eager to add some more fresh faces. Chukwueze has made 26 appearances so far this season, scoring four goals and making four assists. Now, according to France Football the Premier League leaders Liverpool made an offer for the player, but were rebuffed by Villarreal . (more...)
Angels backed out of proposed Joc Pederson trade Angels backed out of proposed Joc Pederson trade
- Февраля 12, 2020

Elsewhere, the Angels must look for a starter to fill the rotation spot that would have likely gone to Stripling. He was originally set to join the Red Sox, but medical reviews reportedly spooked Boston which contributed to the delay. 67 pick in this year's draft. Moreover, while it seems that the Angels may have been the team that pulled out of the Pederson swap, there is a chance that a new version of that trade could come together early in spring training, if not earlier. (more...)
Red Sox planning to make Ron Roenicke next manager Red Sox planning to make Ron Roenicke next manager
- Февраля 12, 2020

But the Sox want to be cautious and will wait for Major League Baseball to announce its findings. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters Thursday at the owners' meetings in Orlando, Fla., that the league's findings are expected to be released before the start of spring training. (more...)
Inter top of Serie A after stunning comeback win in Milan derby Inter top of Serie A after stunning comeback win in Milan derby
- Февраля 12, 2020

AC Milan shocked Inter with an impressive first half performance as Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Croatian forward Ante Rebic doubled the lead for the visitors at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, 2-0. It was, on one hand, the archetypal game of two halves. Brozovic showed superb technique to guide in a volley from the edge of the area on the 51st minute, before Alexis Sanchez sprung the offside trap and pulled a pass back for Vecino to fire home the equaliser. (more...)
David Warner delivers emotional speech after winning Allan Border Medal David Warner delivers emotional speech after winning Allan Border Medal
- Февраля 11, 2020

David Warner's return to worldwide cricket following his ball-tampering ban was - along with former Test skipper Steve Smith's comeback - one of the most keenly awaited and highly scrutinised sports stories of 2019. Last year's medallist Pat Cummins (185) capped off a consistent 12 months across all formats to round out the top three. Warner and Smith were both slapped with one-year bans for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal, while Cameron Bancroft was given nine months. (more...)
ATP roundup: Monfils reaches Montpellier final ATP roundup: Monfils reaches Montpellier final
- Февраля 11, 2020

Alongside three-time victors Monfils and also Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2019) and also Lucas Pouille (2018) have additionally thrilled house groups with a title run in Montpellier . 2 seed Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania. Monfils now has nine career titles and he improves to 6-0 against Pospisil. Garin, 23, dominated in the final set with powerful forehands and backhands from the front of the baseline. (more...)
Taylor wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for second PGA TOUR victory Taylor wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for second PGA TOUR victory
- Февраля 11, 2020

Who held a big advantage in the pedigree and experience department. Patrick Cantlay , at No. 8 in the world, played the final six holes in 2 over for a 72 and was 9 shots back. But Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C., remained unperturbed for birdies on Nos. He made a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth, a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-3 fifth, and then holed a bunker shot for eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, the kind of short-game shot everyone expected out of Mickelson. (more...)
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo Selected as Finalists for USA Olympic Roster Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo Selected as Finalists for USA Olympic Roster
- Февраля 11, 2020

Stephen Curry , who is now injured, has never represented the United States at the Olympics but won two golds with his country at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are being held July 24-Aug. Colangelo said he believes all the players on the list want to play at the Olympics. The Los Angeles Lakers are the only other team with five representatives: Anthony Davis , LeBron James , Dwight Howard , JaVale McGee and Kyle Kuzma . (more...)
Major League Baseball planning radical changes to playoff format
- Февраля 11, 2020

Sherman's full report can be found here . He notes that in this scenario, there would be added incentive to keep pushing for the best record in the league, thereby earning a bye, and to be the top wild card, ensuring a home series for the first round. (more...)
Osaka endures surprise Fed Cup loss to Sorribes as Spain lead Japan Osaka endures surprise Fed Cup loss to Sorribes as Spain lead Japan
- Февраля 11, 2020

Carla Suarez Navarro then made it 2-0 to the hosts after she eased past Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4. "It's going to be a really good event with all the best players there". Naomi Osaka suffered a thrashing at the hands of Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo. "We wanted to be in Budapest so much and we are there, so I'm so happy", said Suarez Navarro, whose victory was her 18th for Spain. (more...)
Pele: Brazil legend reluctant to leave his home, says son Edinho Pele: Brazil legend reluctant to leave his home, says son Edinho
- Февраля 11, 2020

Only with help. He is very shy, very embarrassed about it. The Selecao icon, who will turn 80 later this year, has battled with health and physical issues in recent years, and sadly can not walk without help at the moment. Considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, three time World Cup victor Pele's ill health now means he's reluctant to leave the house and has difficulty walking unaided. (more...)
Luke Fickell rebuffs Michigan State, stays at Cincinnati
- Февраля 11, 2020

Michigan State was aware of Fickell's reservations and sent senior associate athletic director for compliance Jennifer Smith along to the interview to try to deal with the coach's concerns but was unsuccessful in doing so. Michigan State is looking for a new coach after longtime coach Mark Dantonio announced his resignation last week. The Bearcats lost their final game of the regular season at Memphis 34-24, then returned to Memphis for the American Athletic championship game and lost ... (more...)