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Hamilton and Messi share the Laureus award for the year's best sportsman Hamilton and Messi share the Laureus award for the year's best sportsman
- February 18, 2020

Messi did not travel to Berlin for the prize and sent a message of thanks by video. Kipchoge failed to win the prestigious award even after having a memorable season that included becoming the first man to run a marathon in under two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna and winning the 2019 London Marathon in a new course record time of two hours, two minutes and 37 seconds. (more...)
Sharks' Kane suspended 3 games for elbowing Jets' Pionk Sharks' Kane suspended 3 games for elbowing Jets' Pionk
- February 18, 2020

Kane was assessed a two-minute elbowing minor on the play; Pionk was slow to get up, but remained in the game. Pionk completed the game. "What causes this hit to rise to the level of supplemental discipline is the risky extension of the elbow upward and outward, combined with the force of the hit". (more...)
Kim Clijsters' on verge of tennis comeback Kim Clijsters' on verge of tennis comeback
- February 18, 2020

The Belgian excited the crowd by levelling the set at 4-4, but Muguruza then converted her second match point in the tiebreaker, before graciously leading the crowd in an ovation for her opponent. I am sure she will know how to make this comeback work. The 36-year-old Belgian, who has won four Grand Slam singles titles but last played in 2012 at the U.S. (more...)
Super League and Catalans investigate rainbow flag ban at Israel Folau debut Super League and Catalans investigate rainbow flag ban at Israel Folau debut
- February 18, 2020

Folau's debut has since been marred with further controversy though after some fans took to social media saying they were told to remove their rainbow flags - a sign of support for the LGBTQ community - from the stadium. This he swiftly did, gathering a cross-field bomb from James Maloney in the corner to score, an intervention that left the home crowd chanting "Izzy!" He nearly scored a second before halftime. (more...)
Lampard asks for Chelsea fight after smash and grab United defeat Lampard asks for Chelsea fight after smash and grab United defeat
- February 18, 2020

Although, United did not have to wait long for the second goal as the lead was doubled three minutes later after Harry Maguire lost his marker to head home a corner from Bruno Fernandes. "It wasn't a kick out and there was no intent". "I know I caught him", Maguire admitted. It was just a natural reaction. United's win reignites the battle for fourth place, with only three points separating Chelsea, United and Tottenham (as well as Sheffield United in sixth place). (more...)
Juventus 2-0 Brescia: Dybala and Cuadrado on target in Ronaldos absence Juventus 2-0 Brescia: Dybala and Cuadrado on target in Ronaldos absence
- February 18, 2020

Juventus reclaimed pole position thanks to Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado's goals as the Turin giants rediscovered their winning form 2-0 at home against Brescia. "We must focus on ourselves, instead of looking to others". These were the details of the news Juve rest Ronaldo for Brescia, Chiellini returns from injury for this day. (more...)
Edmund punches ticket to New York Open final Edmund punches ticket to New York Open final
- February 18, 2020

Struggling on the second serve in the latter part of the clash, Seppi got broken three times and propelled Edmund towards the title that should bring him the boost ahead of Indian Wells and Miami. The 25-year-old then took a 3-0 lead in the second set before going on to win it and the match. "It was tough, but the way I had been playing I knew I would have opportunities, especially with my forehand, to get in the points". (more...)
John Beilein's terrible Cavaliers stint could already be ending John Beilein's terrible Cavaliers stint could already be ending
- February 18, 2020

And to that end, there have been rumors that Beilein could actually step down before the first of a five-year contract he signed has even been completed. The established NCAA coach's National Basketball Association tenure has been underwhelming and even though few would have considered the Cavs a legitimate threat for the playoffs in the East, Beilein's first year in Cleveland has been tainted by more than just their 14-40 record as of the All-Star Game. (more...)
Mike Tomlin indicates he thinks Mason Rudolph should sue Myles Garrett Mike Tomlin indicates he thinks Mason Rudolph should sue Myles Garrett
- February 18, 2020

We as an organization fully support Mason Rudolph and to be quite honest, we were hacked off at what we saw this weekend. "I think [Rudolph's] reputation needs to be defended and defended aggressively". "When he said it, it kind of sparked something, but I still tried to let it go and still walk away". The NFL said there was no evidence of Rudolph using a slur when it handed out an indefinite suspension to Garrett, a suspension which ended when he was reinstated earlier this week. (more...)
Inbee Park wins Australian Open, ending two-year title drought Inbee Park wins Australian Open, ending two-year title drought
- February 18, 2020

Amy Olsen registered a 70 in the final round to claim second place ahead of Perrine Delacour of France, while Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England, who led the leaderboard during the first two days, finished seven strokes in tenth draw. Park is 16 under for the tournament after two birdies and a bogey in six holes on Sunday at Royal Adelaide. He worked with her during all seven of her Major wins and when she captured the 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal. (more...)
Man United legend, Munich Air Disaster hero Harry Gregg dies at 87 Man United legend, Munich Air Disaster hero Harry Gregg dies at 87
- February 18, 2020

When he joined United in December 1957, he was the world's most expensive goalkeeper and was voted the best keeper at the following year's World Cup in Sweden. Having moved to Kuwait as player-coach of Kitan Sports Club, Gregg returned to Old Trafford as a goalkeeping coach in 1978, where he spent a further three years. (more...)
Brother of former Pittsburgh Steelers WR charged in double-homicide Brother of former Pittsburgh Steelers WR charged in double-homicide
- February 18, 2020

He is the younger brother of Antwaan Randle El, who played nine seasons in the National Football League and now is an offensive assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Randle-El played wide receiver for the UW-Madison football team from 2004 to 2007 before he was sidelined with a knee injury. Randle El had also previously been arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery in March and December of 2005. (more...)
Texans' J.J. Watt marries soccer player Kealia Ohai Texans' J.J. Watt marries soccer player Kealia Ohai
- February 18, 2020

The pair were introduced by former Texans linebacker Brian Cushing , who is married to Ohai's sister. The a couple minutes later on Watt shared a even much more pics of the marriage ceremony on his Twitter page as he and Ohai have been engaged because Could 2019. (more...)
Landry Jones Leads the Dallas Renegades over the LA Wildcats 25-18 Landry Jones Leads the Dallas Renegades over the LA Wildcats 25-18
- February 18, 2020

The Renegades were able to hold them off through, thanks to Artis-Payne's second touchdown, and the defense eventually forcing Los Angeles off the field late in the game . He played three preseason games for the Detroit Lions in 2019. The Dallas Renegades bring the XFL to Dallas for the first time ever this Sunday as they take on the St Louis Battlehawks. (more...)
Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Potapova lost to the Dutch, Bertens Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Potapova lost to the Dutch, Bertens
- February 18, 2020

Bertens didn't want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Alexandrova in the 1 game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Sakkari beat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 2-6, 4-6, 3-6, while Rybakina beat France's Oceane Dodin 7-6, 5-7, 2-6. It was their first-ever meeting. (more...)
Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott wins as Rory McIlroy falls three shots behind Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott wins as Rory McIlroy falls three shots behind
- February 17, 2020

A bad day at the golf course always beats a good day at the office, right? Neither would be on the green after three shots, either, as the Aussie went on to make a double bogey. "It's a big step, whatever point in my career I'm at". "It can definitely be used for momentum". Having started the last day in a tie for the lead and as the outright favourite, McIlroy had to be content with a two-over 73 for an eight-under total for a tie for fifth, three off the victor, his playing partner Adam ... (more...)
Trout 'lost respect' for Astros players, thinks punishment wasn't enough Trout 'lost respect' for Astros players, thinks punishment wasn't enough
- February 17, 2020

Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don't throw at his players. His answer was a firm no. "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about", Baker said. (more...)
Ighalo will go straight into squad for Chelsea tie
- February 17, 2020

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has demonstrated how prepared he is after posting video of himself sweating in training as he gears up to make his debut Manchester United in the EPL. "We want to go through in the Europa League, we want to go through in the FA Cup and of course the league is important, so we need players to rotate with". (more...)
Australia ready for frosty reception on South Africa return Australia ready for frosty reception on South Africa return
- February 17, 2020

It feels like not that long ago that we were back in this hotel. "What happened last time the behavior was unfortunate". Briefly.co.za learned that since then, the two players have salvaged their careers, with Warner winning the coveted Allan Border Medal, Austrialia's highest cricket honour, with Smith coming second. (more...)
No. 9 Maryland beats Michigan State 67-60 with 14-0 run No. 9 Maryland beats Michigan State 67-60 with 14-0 run
- February 17, 2020

Michigan State , coming off a 70-69 win at No. 22 IL on Tuesday, Feb. 11 that snapped a three-game losing skid, enters the game with a 17-8 overall record, including a 9-5 mark in Big Ten action. Lake Slaker scored the first goal and the last goal for the Wolverines, while Luke Martin, Jacob Hayhurst and Jack Summers also found the back of the net. (more...)

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