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Maria Sharapova reveals how Serena Williams convinced her to retire
- February 27, 2020

And two weeks after that, she would win the U.S. Open trophy while wearing an outfit that resembled a sparkly black cocktail dress, part of the "couple of sides" persona she cultivated. Siberia-born Sharapova first picked up a racquet at the age of four in Sochi, where her Belarus-born parents had settled after escaping the deadly clutches of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. (more...)
Serena pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with Serena pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with "Forever" video
- February 27, 2020

Brady, 42, had much in common with Bryant, who was 41 when he was killed along with Gianna and seven others in last month's helicopter crash in southern California . One of Kobe Bryant's final wishes will be fulfilled. It was held on the 24th to honor his famed Lakers number. Both numbers were retired by the team following Bryant's death. (more...)
Ireland-Italy Six Nations match called off due to coronavirus fears Ireland-Italy Six Nations match called off due to coronavirus fears
- February 27, 2020

It proved costly as the English were one win away from the Grand Slam but the Irish beat them 20-14 in Dublin. "I need to look at myself", said Farrell at the post-match press conference. Asked if they will share a beer, the 28-year-old replied: "If we get the chance, I'll see". We got ourselves together for the second half and since then we've been building. (more...)
David Beckham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'doing a good job' at Manchester United David Beckham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'doing a good job' at Manchester United
- February 27, 2020

Broadcast revenues dropped by £39million, 37.6 per cent, as a direct result of United not playing in the Champions League this season and the manager conceded that another absence would be damaging. You have got to focus on tomorrow right now and do our best". I want my team to be one of the hardest-working teams in the league. "The addition of Bruno gives us a bit of a different flavour, he likes to play forward passes and take risks, which a Manchester United player should do". (more...)
Ben Simmons' Back Injury Could Be Serious Ben Simmons' Back Injury Could Be Serious
- February 27, 2020

The absence of Philadelphia's Joel Embiid was capitalised on by the hosts, with Antetokounmpo scoring his total points in just 29 minutes on the court. Obviously, he tried to give it ago on Saturday, but unfortunately, re-aggravated the injury. The Philadelphia 76ers' National Basketball Association championship hopes are looking as healthy as Ben Simmons' back. (more...)
Devils deal Simmonds to Sabres Devils deal Simmonds to Sabres
- February 27, 2020

The Sabres are now six points behind the Maple Leafs for third place in the Atlantic Division and eight points back of the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. He played three seasons there before being traded to Philadelphia, where he enjoyed his greatest success. He's scored 20 or more goals six times, most recently in 2017-18. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: What I really think of Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC Arsene Wenger: What I really think of Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC
- February 27, 2020

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard felt they should've beaten Tottenham by more after their 2-1 win on Saturday. Giroud toasted his first start of 2020 with a crisp finish and a goal he admitted hoping can fire both the Blues and himself. "The competition is what gives the team that extra per cent where everybody can push to the limit". "It worked perfectly", said Azpilicueta, of the formation switch. (more...)
Here's the Asia XI squad to face World XI Here's the Asia XI squad to face World XI
- February 27, 2020

The two matches, which will reportedly be given official status by the International Cricket Council (ICC), will feature six Indians including KL Rahul (one game*), Virat Kohli*, Shikhar Dhawan , Rishabh Pant , Mohammad Shami , and Kuldeep Yadav . (more...)
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics May Be Cancelled If The Coronavirus Outbreak Continues The Tokyo 2020 Olympics May Be Cancelled If The Coronavirus Outbreak Continues
- February 27, 2020

Should the Olympics be canceled, organizations that depend on revenue from the Olympics for income - including the IOC itself - will draw from an emergency insurance fund of $1 billion that the committee has been building up. The growing shadow over the Olympics came as Dentsu Group Inc, an advertising giant deeply involved in the Games, told employees to work at home after a confirmed coronavirus case at its central Tokyo headquarters. (more...)
Sluggish Juventus slump to surprise Champions League defeat at Lyon Sluggish Juventus slump to surprise Champions League defeat at Lyon
- February 27, 2020

Ciotti, from the main opposition Republicans party, said he failed to understand why children returning to France from Italy had been put in quarantine but "3,000 people are coming from a high-risk zone". It was Lyon's first victory over Juventus , who suffered their first defeat in the competition this season. As the second half wore on, Lyon looked more nervous as Juventus piled on the pressure. (more...)
Who Is Sabrina Ionescu Basketball Player Who Is Sabrina Ionescu Basketball Player
- February 27, 2020

Ionescu is also the second player with 2,000 points and 1,000 assists in a career. Not only did she help No. 3 OR to a 74-66 win, but Ionescu made NCAA history, becoming the first college basketball player - male OR female - to have 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in her career. (more...)
Monahan, Backlund score 2G each, Flames beat Bruins 5-2 Monahan, Backlund score 2G each, Flames beat Bruins 5-2
- February 27, 2020

The Flames remained on top of the Western Conference wild card standings with their first victory in Boston since November 25, 2016. "I thought it was an excellent effort by our guys", Flames coach Geoff Ward said. The clubs opened the season against each other on October 3 in Dallas, with Boston eking out a 2-1 victory behind 28 saves from goaltender Tuukka Rask. (more...)
Hurricanes Trade Janne Kuokkanen and Fredrik Claesson to New Jersey Hurricanes Trade Janne Kuokkanen and Fredrik Claesson to New Jersey
- February 27, 2020

Kuokkanen was the 43rd overall pick of the 2016 NHL Draft - two picks after the Devils selected Nathan Bastian. It was a busy day for the Hurricanes who pulled out all the stops and acquired not only Skjei from the Rangers but also defender Sami Vatanen from the New Jersey Devils and center Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers . (more...)
National Football League owners, players' union quiet on CBA proposal negotiations National Football League owners, players' union quiet on CBA proposal negotiations
- February 27, 2020

That puts the National Football League at the low end of the scale, despite the fact the National Football League brought in an estimated $13 billion previous year - $3.5 billion more than the second-place MLB. - A cap on the number of global games and that there would not be a full week of such contests. That would enable them to begin looking toward new, lucrative broadcast deals, with a decade of labor peace assured. (more...)
Bucks first to clinch playoff spot - after just 56 games Bucks first to clinch playoff spot - after just 56 games
- February 27, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the brilliant Bucks , who broke new ground over the weekend by securing a play-off place earlier in the season than any team in National Basketball Association history, while the Wizards slumped to a third successive defeat despite Bradley Beal's 55-point game. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Drake is the NBA's best rivalry right now Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Drake is the NBA's best rivalry right now
- February 27, 2020

The belts seemed to have a dual meaning. The other part is that Giannis enjoys wrestling as part of his pregame routine. Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is usually the one embarrassing his opponents . The Raptors made 18 shots from beyond the arc. Trailing by 12 with under three minutes remaining in the second quarter, Milwaukee turned things on to give themselves a much more manageable deficit. (more...)
Vikings storylines at the NFL Combine Vikings storylines at the NFL Combine
- February 27, 2020

But we also acknowledge that football is the most important thing we have to get done here. You talk about Cris Carter, he ran a 4.7. It is a bigger event. One other note: Rhode Island has never had more than two players drafted in a single year but will have three players in Indy: receivers Isaiah Coulter and Aaron Parker, and offensive lineman Kyle Murphy. (more...)
Alonso stays loyal to McLaren: Alonso stays loyal to McLaren: "I have a special relationship, strong loyalty"
- February 27, 2020

He has won the first two, but Indy is the missing jewel. This year will be Alonso's third Indy 500 participation. On the final morning of qualifying, wholesale changes were made to the auto in a frantic effort to get Alonso into the race. (more...)
Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield Faces Cheating Allegations After Fan Comes Forward Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield Faces Cheating Allegations After Fan Comes Forward
- February 27, 2020

This wouldn't have been the first time that Grossi has spoken ill of Mayfield either. "When he referred to Mayfield, though, the ESPN Cleveland personality said that the Browns were stuck with a "(expletive) midget". "In addition, we will pursue sensitivity and inclusion training for everyone on our content teams across our company". "I just told you the clock was running and we had a penalty". (more...)
Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new vehicle Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new vehicle
- February 27, 2020

Wakefield looked as surprised and happy as anyone, and now she's got a brand-new vehicle. "Right at the bottom of that flag, yes ma'am", he replies. Keith Carter, athletic director at Ole Miss, also congratulated Wakfield by tweeting, 'What an incredible moment. This was the high point of the evening for the home crowd, as Ole Miss fell to Alabama 103-78. (more...)

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