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Scene quiet before frenzy of big game, planned protests Scene quiet before frenzy of big game, planned protests
- January 09, 2018

A few dozen protesters took a knee in cold, light rain on a sidewalk near the venue of the College Football Playoff title game Monday evening, shouting slogans against President Donald Trump . Atlanta police say they worked with the Secret Service on preparations for months before the College Football Championship game between Alabama and Georgia. (more...)
Bayliss to step down as England coach in 2019 Bayliss to step down as England coach in 2019
- January 09, 2018

Although Bayliss has overseen a fine improvement in England's limited-overs cricket , the Test side's record is poor since he took over in 2015 with more losses than wins in the format. However, the Three Lions were thrashed 4-0 in a five-match Test series by India before their resounding Ashes defeat in Australia. "I can't see too many big changes", he added. (more...)
Confusion over use of VAR following Brighton's winning goal Confusion over use of VAR following Brighton's winning goal
- January 09, 2018

Brighton's reward for the cup victory is a fourth-round meeting with Championship side Middlesbrough after they were drawn opposite one another in Monday's draw. The seaside club had released warnings to their fans pre match that any post match celebratory pitch invasions would result in a effect, and arrogant move to say the least, whilst Palace were also met with an, erm, faecal issue in their dressing room upon their arrival in a bid to unsettle them; heightening the intensity of the ... (more...)
Rafael Nadal loses at Kooyong but passes Australian Open test Rafael Nadal loses at Kooyong but passes Australian Open test
- January 09, 2018

Nadal had been forced to withdraw from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship and the Brisbane International in the build-up to the first Grand Slam of 2018 due to a knee issue that had plagued him in the back end of last season. "I won't put extra pressure on myself regardless of who's going to play or not play, regardless of what the draw is, I think for me it is important to be in good mindset, well prepared and just ready to go and I feel I am ready, so I have another week to get in ... (more...)
Trump appears to mouth wrong words to US national anthem Trump appears to mouth wrong words to US national anthem
- January 09, 2018

The president strolled to the middle of the field to participate in the national anthem before the much-anticipated game played in Atlanta. ESPN's cameras showed Trump mouthing the lyrics, but he appeared to stop haflway through. Many times throughout the 2017 NFL season, Donald Trump has ripped NFL players for not standing during the national anthem and disrespecting the country as a result. (more...)
Butler beats LeBron for seventh straight time as Wolves blitz Cleveland Butler beats LeBron for seventh straight time as Wolves blitz Cleveland
- January 09, 2018

There may be bumps ahead as a five-city road trip continues with games Monday in Minnesota and Thursday in Toronto. "That's part of what has to change for us to become a winning team", Magic coach Frank Vogel said. Aldridge provided his normal spark while dominating down low. Bertans was just as crisp. Kevin Love had a big game with 27 points. All teams that they should normally beat. (more...)
Chelsea v Norwich replay to be shown live on BBC Chelsea v Norwich replay to be shown live on BBC
- January 09, 2018

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn saved well from Willian in one of the few clear-cut chances either side made, and bringing on Alvaro Morata from a youthful substitutes' bench did not have the desired effect for Conte's side. "Norwich deserve to have another game. We are not sanitising the game through VAR". "These are the rules though", he said. One of the main criticisms of Chelsea's first-half performance was that their second choice players failed to gel together. (more...)
Schalke chairman Tonies on Barcelona, Liverpool target Goretzka: He must make decision Schalke chairman Tonies on Barcelona, Liverpool target Goretzka: He must make decision
- January 09, 2018

The Reds have been strongly linked with the Schalke star, along with Monaco's Thomas Lemar and potentially bringing Naby Keita to the club six months earlier than planned. "He was also important for the sporting development of the team last summer and, after the first half of the season, we're in second place and in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal". (more...)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane won't rule out selling in January Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane won't rule out selling in January
- January 09, 2018

Bale made his first start in the league since September 20 after finally recovering from persistent muscle problems and pulled Real level after Wass's strike with a slick first-time finish before giving them the lead by knocking a pass from Isco in with his back heel. (more...)
Wozniacki survives scare to face Goerges in Auckland final Wozniacki survives scare to face Goerges in Auckland final
- January 09, 2018

It also stretched the world number 14's winning streak to 14 matches including winning successive WTA tournaments in Moscow and Zhuhai late a year ago. The Dane, however, was finally getting into the match and while she blew her second break point two games later she finally broke in the eighth to get back on serve and then took a 5-4 lead. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini tells Jose Mourinho he wants to leave Manchester United Marouane Fellaini tells Jose Mourinho he wants to leave Manchester United
- January 09, 2018

Mourinho is desperate to keep the Belgium worldwide and was hoping to use this week's mid-season training camp in Dubai to convince him that his future was at the Theatre of Dreams. As well as additions in midfield, Mourinho wants to sign two full-backs. While he can negotiate with clubs overseas now he can also dictate his own terms with other Premier League sides when his current deal expires in the summer. (more...)
Srinagar, Jammu record season's lowest temperatures Srinagar, Jammu record season's lowest temperatures
- January 09, 2018

With 40-day period of harshest winter, locally known as the "Chilla Kalan", in progress, the weather office has predicted further dip in the temperatures. Kargil town in frontier Ladakh region witnessed bone chilling minus 18.8 degrees Celsius, while mercury in neighbouring Leh town plummeted to minus 16.8 degrees, he said. (more...)
RB Leipzig to Resist Reds Move to Sign Naby Keita Early RB Leipzig to Resist Reds Move to Sign Naby Keita Early
- January 09, 2018

According to Sky Germany (via Sky Sports' Michael Kelleher ), the Bundesliga outfit are "reluctant" to allow Keita to leave in the current window, even if offered further financial incentive. In your opinion, should Liverpool splash the cash to lure Keita this month. Liverpool now have a significant sum of money to use in the transfer market having raised a reported £105 million up front by selling Coutinho to Barca, and add-ons could be worth another £37 million, per BBC Sport's Phil ... (more...)
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
- January 09, 2018

It was Portland's fifth win in seven games, and third straight victory at home. The Spurs had their opportunities to take further control of the game but missed a few open shots and some free throws, ultimately dooming them to a one-point loss and a 27-14 record through the first half of the season. (more...)
Picked Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane on current form, says Virat Kohli Picked Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane on current form, says Virat Kohli
- January 09, 2018

Cape Town: India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the first Test against South Africa , saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form. Today we thought they are going to come out and play with more intent but that wasn't the case, they were quite hesitant when they lost a few wickets. (more...)
Minnesota gets playoff rematch with New Orleans Minnesota gets playoff rematch with New Orleans
- January 09, 2018

US Bank Stadium will be rocking this upcoming Sunday with the Saints coming to town to play the first ever playoff game inside the new stadium. A -4 bet on the Vikings is at -105, while a +4 bet on the Saints is at -115. That meeting was set up when the Saints beat the visiting Carolina Panthers , 31-26, on Sunday in the opening round of the NFC playoffs. "I think they understand the magnitude of where we're at in the playoffs and that New Orleans is a heck of a football team", Zimmer ... (more...)
Guillem Balague on Vicente Guaita's move to Watford or Crystal Palace Guillem Balague on Vicente Guaita's move to Watford or Crystal Palace
- January 09, 2018

He's under contract until the end of the season, at which point he becomes a free agent. Vicente Guaita watched from the bench amid speculation about his future as Atlético Madrid beat Getafe in an ill-tempered match at the Wanda Metropolitano. (more...)
Vikings host Saints in Week 1 rematch in NFC divisional round Vikings host Saints in Week 1 rematch in NFC divisional round
- January 09, 2018

There's only one player, defensive end Brian Robison, who's still around from that season, however. The victor will face the victor of Saturday's Atlanta Falcons-Philadelphia Eagles matchup for the right to play in the Super Bowl. For both teams, really. Meanwhile, RB Adrian Peterson was still a member of the Saints, his presence hindering what would eventually become the dynamic duo that is Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram following Peterson's trade. (more...)
WSU hires Claeys As Defensive Coordinator WSU hires Claeys As Defensive Coordinator
- January 09, 2018

Claeys replaced Jerry Kill as the Gophers' coach during the 2015 season after Kill stepped down for health-related reasons. "Tracy comes highly recommended as a tremendous teacher, strategist, and a player's coach with an impressive body of work that has withstood the test of time", WSU coach Mike Leach said in a statement. (more...)
Bill Belichick reportedly would never trade Jimmy Garoppolo to Browns Bill Belichick reportedly would never trade Jimmy Garoppolo to Browns
- January 09, 2018

After finishing the season with a 0-16 record, the Browns clinched the No. 1 overall pick and will have a chance to make another pick in the first round with the No. 25 pick and the 2018 first-round pick, which turned out to be the fourth overall pick in next year's draft. That deal could still be a victor for the Browns , despite having missed out on Deshaun Watson, because they now have the first and fourth picks in the draft. (more...)

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