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LeBron James rips own team as Raptors thrash Cavs LeBron James rips own team as Raptors thrash Cavs
- January 12, 2018

Jakob Poeltl had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors . VanVleet made six of eight 3-point attempts as the Raptors connected on a season-high 18 shots from beyond the arc. Leading 30-24 after one quarter, the Raptors extended their lead in the second thanks to their bench. Siakam scored 10 points and VanVleet had eight as Toronto led 65-40 at halftime. (more...)
Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo (6-1 aggregate): 5 talking points Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo (6-1 aggregate): 5 talking points
- January 12, 2018

They did hold reigning champions Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the weekend but are still the clear underdogs at odds of (14.75). And his call paid off in an 18-minute first-half blitz that saw Messi net twice before Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez got in on the act. (more...)
White in shock recall to Australia ODI side White in shock recall to Australia ODI side
- January 12, 2018

White's selection could very well mean that he is in scheme of things for the 2018 World Cup. 'I never really gave up all hope, ' the Victorian captain says. Brisbane player Chris Lynn leaves after getting out during the Big Bash League match. Earlier this week he said he was just trying to keep his good BBL form "rolling" and wasn't anxious about a potential call-up to replace Lynn. (more...)
Nadal, Federer top seeds in Melbourne Nadal, Federer top seeds in Melbourne
- January 12, 2018

Get through that and Djokovic will likely face either Austria's world No 5 Dominic Thiem or three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic , seeded 14th this year, has a couple of potential early obstacles with American Donald Young and potentially mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils in the second round. (more...)
Conte 'Positive' About VAR After Carabao Cup Draw With Arsenal Conte 'Positive' About VAR After Carabao Cup Draw With Arsenal
- January 12, 2018

Have you seen how he came on today? How he warmed up? "He can make a difference between what's going on outside and what's happening". "He doesn't need to tell me he speaks to anybody else". "You can not intervene straight away, it's frustrating". The Chile global started on the substitutes' bench, coming on for a 24-minute cameo that heightened speculation that he will complete a move to Manchester City in the coming days. (more...)
VGK responds to Army in trademark dispute VGK responds to Army in trademark dispute
- January 12, 2018

In December 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the team's request for a trademark for fear of confusion with the College of St. Pointing to its use of "Golden Knights" in connection to the U.S. The team has until February 19 to file its response to the appeal board. The Vegas Knights said they have never seen anyone complain. So, those colors mean a lot to us, and will mean a lot to our players. (more...)
Stoke City want Espanyol's Quique Sanchez Flores Stoke City want Espanyol's Quique Sanchez Flores
- January 12, 2018

Even though Flores has a contract running with Espanyol until 2019, it's claimed the deal wouldn't require any "economical penalty" for him, making the scenario good for the Premier League side. In theory he could combine the Republic of Ireland and Stoke jobs, if given permission by the FAI. That means that Stoke do not have to make a formal approach, and O'Neill is keen on a return to club management. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell Threatens Retirement Over Contract Debates Le'Veon Bell Threatens Retirement Over Contract Debates
- January 12, 2018

Bell reportedly turned down a long-term contract previous year because he didn't feel the Steelers valued him. If the Steelers use the franchise tag once again, that number will jump to $14.5 million for next season. "I just want to be valued where I'm at", per ESPN . "I'm trying to win a super bowl.I can care less about what happens after this season.my biggest thing I'm focused on is this team I'm on right now, playing for/with my brothers, & bringing back a 7th ring! what happens ... (more...)
LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead conferences in All-Star fan voting LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead conferences in All-Star fan voting
- January 12, 2018

ET/5 p.m. PT, TNT). When the earliest returns were announced last week, the 23-year-old Antetokounmpo led James by 7,000. Today the National Basketball Association released the second returns on the All-Star voting for the Eastern and Western Conferences. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win
- January 12, 2018

And it has nothing to do with the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wanting payback for the Jaguars' 30-9 victory in Pittsburgh on October 8. "It's a little bit faster each game. So hopefully we can use that experience to my advantage". Just like that, Fournette and the Jaguars arrived, making the Steelers believers in the process. (more...)
Rodney Hood ejected, slaps phone out of fan's hand Rodney Hood ejected, slaps phone out of fan's hand
- January 12, 2018

Hood, who was sacked up in the moment, then took his aggressions out on the fan's phone. Hood will likely face a fine from the league for the interaction . They got 21 points from Ricky Rubio and sealed the game on a steal by rookie Donovan Mitchell. After the Wizards went on an 11-3 run in the fourth to take a late 102-101 lead, thanks to a pair of three-pointers from John Wall , Aussie Joe Ingles stepped up with a clutch three-pointer of his own to put the Jazz up 104-102. (more...)
UCF Fans Purchase Tuscaloosa Billboard Asking Alabama To Schedule Them UCF Fans Purchase Tuscaloosa Billboard Asking Alabama To Schedule Them
- January 12, 2018

For what it's worth, the state of Florida will also recognize the Knights as champions after Gov. Rick Scott declared them so . So what did Alabama head coach Nick Saban think about it? UCF fans bought a billboard advertisement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, congratulating the University of Alabama for winning the national championship on Monday and asking if the Crimson Tide would like to play their team. (more...)
USA Gymnastics coming back to Boston amid scandal USA Gymnastics coming back to Boston amid scandal
- January 12, 2018

She was the first gymnast to tell USA Gymnastics about the alleged abused back in 2015. USA Gymnastics said it cooperated fully with the FBI and refrained from discussing the matter in accordance with a "request to not do anything that might interfere with their investigation". (more...)
How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets? How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets?
- January 12, 2018

USA television network NBC , broadcaster of this year's Super Bowl , will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game's executive producer said on Tuesday. Fox, which aired the Super Bowl previous year, reaped $500 million in ad sales from the game, selling 30-second spot for about $5 million each. We've never seen home field advantage on a stage like this. (more...)
NBA Showdown: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Showdown: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
- January 12, 2018

At the beginning, the Celtics went on what is still the most remarkable streak of the season. He says he wants fans in London to boo him because it will get him fired up, and his battle with Celtics veteran Al Horford should be one to watch. (more...)
Norv Turner expected to become Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner expected to become Panthers offensive coordinator
- January 11, 2018

The Carolina Panthers are reportedly "finalizing" a deal to make Norv Turner their next offensive coordinator after Mike Shula was sacked, ESPN.com's David Newton reported on Wednesday. Turner, 35, took a job as an offensive analyst at MI after three seasons as quarterbacks coach with the Minnesota Vikings . Rivera and Turner have a history together, so it's not surprising that Ron ultimately chose to give Norv the job. (more...)
Jimmy Butler Leads Balanced Timberwolves Past Russell Westbrook, Thunder Jimmy Butler Leads Balanced Timberwolves Past Russell Westbrook, Thunder
- January 11, 2018

Russell Westbrook had 38 points and 10 rebounds, but the rest of the Thunder had a tough time shooting. Tyus Jones returned to the bench for Wednesday's win against Oklahoma City, posting just three points in 19 minutes. The last time the Wolves have held teams under 100 in seven consecutive games was January 5-Feb. Timberwolves: Minnesota held its opponent under 100 points for the seventh straight game. (more...)
Purcell comes up short in bid to make Olympic team Purcell comes up short in bid to make Olympic team
- January 11, 2018

The team was announced by Hockey Canada Thursday morning in Calgary, and there will be some Saskatchewan content on the squad. Howden, a forward, has played for the Florida Panthers, Manitoba Moose and most recently Dinamo Minsk in the KHL. (more...)
Jon Gruden says he never wanted to leave Raiders Jon Gruden says he never wanted to leave Raiders
- January 11, 2018

Several Colts assistant are already on the move and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Singleton will join Jon Gruden's Raiders, taking the same position. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday he interviewed two minority candidates before Gruden's hiring was announced. Davis fired Jack Del Rio a week later and the team officially hired Gruden on January 6. (more...)
Eagles to make London debut in 2018 Eagles to make London debut in 2018
- January 11, 2018

In the final of just three games in London this year, the Tennessee Titans will take on the Los Angeles Chargers , with a Super Bowl window closing for the bolts and the Titans coming off a courageous post-season showing. National Football League studies have shown only about 3 percent of fans attending the London games each year are Americans. About 22 percent are from London and 60 percent from the rest of Great Britain. (more...)

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