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Saints a revenge game for Vikings fans; players not so much Saints a revenge game for Vikings fans; players not so much
- January 10, 2018

Can the Vikings stop the new-look Saints? The Saints sealed a 31-26 victory over the Carolina Panthers in their NFC wild-card game Sunday, propelling them to a NFC divisional playoff game in Minnesota . So is safety Harrison Smith . And there was nothing fluky about the way they shut down Peterson, Ingram and Kamara all at once (they combined for a total of 53 rushing yards on 19 carries). (more...)
Ireland to host India in two T20s at Malahide in June Ireland to host India in two T20s at Malahide in June
- January 10, 2018

The dates for the two matches have been finalized as June 27 and June 29 . India will tour Ireland for two T20 Internationals in June before the full series in England from July to September. Bangladesh is the only Test-playing nation to have toured Ireland for T20Is. The sides have met each other just once in T20I cricket, in Nottingham during the World T20 in England in 2009. (more...)
Andre Villas-Boas Hospitalised After Sustaining Back injury At Dakar Rally Andre Villas-Boas Hospitalised After Sustaining Back injury At Dakar Rally
- January 10, 2018

Thankfully, Villas-Boas sustained no broken bones during the sand dune crash just the above mentioned back injury which seems him withdraw from the 14 stage event at the fourth hurdle. Better luck next time! Since then, he has been in charge of both Zenit Saint Petersburg and Shanghai. Villas-Boas began to prepare for the Dakar after stepping down as coach of Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on November 30. (more...)
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence dies, aged 77 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence dies, aged 77
- January 10, 2018

Brendan Rogers takes his Liverpool team to Everton in what will be Steven Gerrard's final Merseyside derby. Following his 14 years at Liverpool, he moved away from football and was unknown to most fans until he resurfaced just a few years ago. (more...)
Black ice likely as Met Éireann warns of heavy rain and freeze Black ice likely as Met Éireann warns of heavy rain and freeze
- January 10, 2018

Surface water and spot flooding is likely, with between 25 to 40 mm of accumulated rainfall a possibility in affected areas. Mist and fog patches will form also. The forecaster added: "Chilly tomorrow Thursday, with frost clearing, but fog will linger locally in near calm". Its forecast states: "A mix of clear spells and cloud overnight with light and variable winds". (more...)
Key was to keep Kohli quiet, says Philander Key was to keep Kohli quiet, says Philander
- January 10, 2018

India won the match by 87 runs on the back of a collective bowling effort by Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan, Sreesanth, and Ishant Sharma. Interestingly, this is his third visit to the country for a Test series. He played a rash pull shot off the bowling of Dale Steyn to be dismissed in an ugly fashion. While Sachin was steady on one end, only Harbhajan Singh showed some resistance among other Indian batsmen. (more...)
James Damore lawsuit: Fired engineer sues Google James Damore lawsuit: Fired engineer sues Google
- January 10, 2018

If you remember, Damore's memo, titled " Google's Ideological Echo Chamber ", alleged that women were underrepresented in tech not because of systemic discrimination, but because of "differences in distributions of traits between men and women", and that "discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business". (more...)
Unlikely Trump Can Refuse to Testify in Mueller Probe Unlikely Trump Can Refuse to Testify in Mueller Probe
- January 10, 2018

If you imagine "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", except it's " Robert Mueller's Day On", and Mueller takes the place of Ferris and Trump takes the place of the school principal who's chasing him through the city, then you might have some idea of the Tom and Jerry-esque relationship that the two share. (more...)
It's not pretty, but Lakers suddenly on winning streak after beating Kings It's not pretty, but Lakers suddenly on winning streak after beating Kings
- January 10, 2018

It also says you can bank on one side of the spread nearly 60 percent of the time. Brandon Ingram tabbed 15 points, five rebounds and three assists on the night, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 points. He pulled down 11 rebounds and handed out 11 assists, giving him his ninth double-double of the season. With 4:30 left in the quarter, he removed Lopez and Randle, with the rest of the starters following soon after. (more...)
Highly Rated Winger Agrees Manchester United Deal Highly Rated Winger Agrees Manchester United Deal
- January 10, 2018

At first it was easy to scoff at the thought Manchester United wanted Lucas Moura . While the Express believes personal terms have been agreed between the player and club, just final touches to sort out the transfer fee. The winger has played just 74 minutes of football in Ligue 1 this season and has struggled to live up expectation in recent years. Manchester United have been in the market for a winger, or a wide player who could make a difference in their attack, which has taken ... (more...)
Wenger reminds Conte he is 'old' too; aims dig at Hazard Wenger reminds Conte he is 'old' too; aims dig at Hazard
- January 10, 2018

We have five or six inured and that's detrimental to rotation'. On the other side, Arsenal don't have the luxury to calculate as they risk fan wrath especially at a moment when they are likely to lose their first-team star Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City . (more...)
Celebrities blast H&M over 'racist' ad Celebrities blast H&M over 'racist' ad
- January 10, 2018

I hope that this situation will serve as the wake up call that H&M and other companies need to get on track and become racially and culturally aware, as well as more diverse at every level. Canadian singer The Weeknd has vowed to never work with H&M again after the Swedish retailer faced accusations of racism over a children's jumper. (more...)
Virginia wins 7th straight by topping Syracuse Virginia wins 7th straight by topping Syracuse
- January 10, 2018

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim noted his defense was uneven. It's a bit unusual seeing Syracuse as such a large underdog and right or wrong I'm taking a the points... They needed no such instruction. But that's what it is. Frank Howard scored 18 points to lead the Orange (12-5, 1-3). He would finish with 18 points. (more...)
Arsenal 'Willing To Pay $37 Million Release Clause' For Alexis Sanchez Replacement Arsenal 'Willing To Pay $37 Million Release Clause' For Alexis Sanchez Replacement
- January 10, 2018

While Wenger was quick to maintain no official bid has come from Manchester City , he refused to clarify whether or not he expected the former Barcelona striker to stay at the club. It also works in Arsenal's favour to attempt getting a deal over the line now rather than risk Pavon increasing the attention around him should he head to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Argentina, for whom he's been capped on two occasions. (more...)
Young's strong 2nd half carries No. 9 Oklahoma Young's strong 2nd half carries No. 9 Oklahoma
- January 10, 2018

The Sooners point guard shredded the No. 8 Red Raiders in a 75-65 Oklahoma victory in Norman on Tuesday night, continuing his mastery of the college game. Christian James had 15 points and Khadeem Lattin added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks for the Sooners. "It just makes the other team think twice about going in the lane", Young said. (more...)
2 ejected in Heat's win at buzzer 2 ejected in Heat's win at buzzer
- January 10, 2018

Miami had the ball on the sideline with a hair over three seconds left. Ellington said he considered shooting after catching the inbounds pass from Goran Dragic , but chose to drive along the baseline past Toronto's Pascal Siakam before laying the ball in off the glass. (more...)
Big week for surging Michigan, Purdue Big week for surging Michigan, Purdue
- January 10, 2018

It's the way he's refined and remade himself from an abysmal 54.7 percent shooter as a freshman to an effective 78.5 percent shooter as a senior. Painter said it reminded him of Michigan's overtime win over Purdue in last year's Big Ten tournament, only this time luck was on the Boilermakers' side. (more...)
Zach LaVine to make Bulls debut against Pistons Zach LaVine to make Bulls debut against Pistons
- January 10, 2018

Paxson also seemed to confirm that LaVine will be on a minutes restriction to start out. With elite athleticism, an effortless shooting stroke and burgeoning play-making abilities, many considered him the most promising player Chicago received in exchange for Butler on draft night last June. (more...)
Sinn Fein suspend MP who posed with bread on Kingsmill massacre anniversary Sinn Fein suspend MP who posed with bread on Kingsmill massacre anniversary
- January 10, 2018

A Sinn Féin politician has apologised for posting a video showing him with a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre. Mr Kearney said Mr O Muilleoir had offered the party an explanation for the retweet. "However, given the seriousness of the issue, I have suspended Barry for a period of three months from the party and Barry accepts that as an appropriate response in relation to the tweet activity". (more...)
Bills GM: 'Misunderstanding' of what was said during Incognito-Ngakoue exchange Bills GM: 'Misunderstanding' of what was said during Incognito-Ngakoue exchange
- January 10, 2018

I know Richie is trying to reach out to the other young man that was involved. "I think there is a misunderstanding of what was said". On Monday, Ngakoue said it happened after a running play, but did not recall whether Incognito used the N-word, though there are other slurs or demeaning words he could have used. (more...)

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