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Suarez inspires stunning Barcelona comeback at Real Sociedad Suarez inspires stunning Barcelona comeback at Real Sociedad
- January 15, 2018

The hosts raced to a two-goal lead, with Paulinho reducing the deficit on the stroke of half-time. However, three minutes after the half-hour mark Txuri-urdinak's lead was indeed doubled, as Juanmi's perfectly timed diagonal run off the shoulder of the static Roberto was found by Canales , before the 24-year-old's skewed attempt on goal from a tight angle flicked off the 25-year-old Spaniard and past Ter Stegen at his near post. (more...)
Sloane Stephens slump continues as 13th seed departs in first round Sloane Stephens slump continues as 13th seed departs in first round
- January 15, 2018

The reigning US Open champion and 13 seed, Sloane Stephens, has crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round. Since winning in NY in September, Stephens has not won a match, losing eight straight to Qiang Wang, Christina McHale, Barbora Strycova, Anastasija Sevastova and others, and Camila Giorgi earlier this month. (more...)
Everton vs. Tottenham: a pre-match word from Mauricio Pochettino Everton vs. Tottenham: a pre-match word from Mauricio Pochettino
- January 15, 2018

Kyle Walker trebled his wages when he was lured away by Manchester City last summer and Kane has already indicated that the north Londoners need to start winning trophies to keep hold of him. Levy also added that the club may try to sign some new players in the January window, but admitted that it is a hard time to sign big names. In the past Dele Alli , Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld have been targets for other clubs. (more...)
'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed' 'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed'
- January 15, 2018

Yet psychiatric experts tell me that normal evaluation methods probably would prove to be less than conclusive, partly because the debate is fueled and distorted by politics. In bluntly vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain without Neymar for Ligue 1 trip to Nantes Paris Saint-Germain without Neymar for Ligue 1 trip to Nantes
- January 15, 2018

If I talk too much, I will be summoned by an ethics commission. Something tells us the French Football Federation might have something to say about this little. Leo Dubois' free-kick was nodded in by Sala, but Abdoulaye Toure, who had also attacked the ball, was offside and the goal was ruled out. The Brazil global played and scored in Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue victory over Amiens , but he will not travel to the Stade de la Beaujoire. (more...)
Bring on Jacksonville! Patriots to face Jaguars for AFC Championship Bring on Jacksonville! Patriots to face Jaguars for AFC Championship
- January 15, 2018

The Patriots themselves secured their spot in the AFC title game with a 35-14 win over the Titans on Saturday night. The Jaguars offense was not supposed to be messing with the Steelers' heads, game plans or perceptions. The Vikings now head to the NFC championship game at Philadelphia. He helped assemble a squad with coach Doug Marrone that has been powered by a tenacious defense that ranked second in the National Football League during the regular season in sacks. (more...)
Roger Federer deflects attention as he prepares to defend Australian Open title Roger Federer deflects attention as he prepares to defend Australian Open title
- January 15, 2018

Serena Williams decided not to defend her Australian title, saying that just four months after having her first child that her tennis hadn't yet returned to a level where she felt could win a Grand Slam title. Most of the plus-30s too can serve above 200 kilometres per hour, but they also follow it up with canny understanding of how to stop their opponents. (more...)
Zidane gets Real backing from Hierro Zidane gets Real backing from Hierro
- January 15, 2018

Local reporters pressed Zidane on whether the team had hit rock bottom - considering they are also currently 16 points adrift of runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona. And despite a testing start to Real's title defence, Figo claims his friend will not be feeling the pressure. Michy Batshuayi remains at Stamford Bridge as a back-up option to Alvaro Morata, but he is expected to head out on loan this month after failing to impress Antonio Conte. (more...)
Barca will show Celta respect at Camp Nou, says Valverde Barca will show Celta respect at Camp Nou, says Valverde
- January 15, 2018

Wass tried his luck with a long-range effort that failed to trouble Jasper Cillessen in the 41st minute, while Paulinho's low drive from 22 yards out also missed to the left of the goal moments later after he was let in by a misplaced pass from Celta. (more...)
Brett Favre claims he was concussed in 2009 NFC title game Brett Favre claims he was concussed in 2009 NFC title game
- January 15, 2018

The team with the elite defense tends to hold the edge in these offense vs. defense showdowns, but five points may be a hard spread to cover against a Saints offense led by one of the game's all-time great quarterbacks. We don't know what Case Keenum is going to look like in a big-time playoff game. To some, he remains the placeholder he was in Los Angeles, just with more offensive weapons and a competent system around him. (more...)
Jags take early 7-0 lead on Fournette's TD Jags take early 7-0 lead on Fournette's TD
- January 15, 2018

Antonio Brown is the best receiver of this generation. Brown is nearly one month removed from a partially torn left calf muscle that occurred against the New England Patriots on December 17 that forced him to miss the final two games of the regular season. (more...)
Mathieu Bastareaud under investigation for homophobic comment Mathieu Bastareaud under investigation for homophobic comment
- January 15, 2018

Should Bastareaud face a disciplinary hearing then he would face a ban of at least four weeks, if found guilty. He tweeted: "Good evening everybody, I want to apologise for my response to the insults of the Italian Player". Bastareaud's comments have sparked anger online, with ex-England fly-half Andy Goode calling for him to be suspended. "No place in the game for homophobia", Goode wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form' Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form'
- January 15, 2018

The Cape Town Test's report will always have his name in bold for his remarkable spell on Day 1 that had South Africa staring down the abyss. He admitted that there would be some discussion about India's opening batting combination, which suggests that Shikhar Dhawan's place could be in doubt after two poor dismissals against short-pitched deliveries last week. (more...)
Mourinho: Mkhitaryan is very good player, he will play against Stoke City Mourinho: Mkhitaryan is very good player, he will play against Stoke City
- January 15, 2018

The Red Devils are believed by some media outlets to be in pole position to land Arsenal forward Sanchez after agreeing to meet the Gunners' £35 million asking price - a move which has forced Manchester City to drop their interest in the Chilean star unless they can now land him on a free transfer in the summer. (more...)
Texas Man Arrested for Threatening Mass Shooting During Steelers-Jaguars Game Texas Man Arrested for Threatening Mass Shooting During Steelers-Jaguars Game
- January 15, 2018

Fournette finished with 109 yards on 25 carries. Unfortunately for Jacksonville, it came back to cost the Jaguars . Leonard Fournette sprinted 18 yards to the end zone for his second touchdown of the first quarter as the Jaguars took a quick 14-0 lead over the Steelers . (more...)
Status Orange fog warning issued for entire country Status Orange fog warning issued for entire country
- January 15, 2018

The warning was issued this morning and motorists are warned that visibility levels will be extremely poor and to drive with extreme caution. The Met Office say patchy fog is expected to form through this evening and into tomorrow morning. (more...)
Ryan Giggs will be confirmed as Wales manager on Monday Ryan Giggs will be confirmed as Wales manager on Monday
- January 15, 2018

Giggs recently rejected the chance to rejoin Manchester United as a youth coach. The FAW did not want to waste time after conducting the interviews and their ambition was to have the new man in place in time for the draw for the UEFA Nations League, which will be held in Switzerland on January 24. (more...)
Bills hire Brian Daboll as new OC Bills hire Brian Daboll as new OC
- January 15, 2018

Bills head coach Sean McDermott released a statement Sunday saying, "We are excited to hire Brian as our new offensive coordinator and welcome him back to western NY". Daboll's one year in Tuscaloosa , Alabama, was preceded by 17 seasons in the NFL . He won five Super Bowls with New England. Prior to that, he had stints in Kansas City, Miami and Cleveland as offensive coordinator. (more...)
North Korea accepts South's offer to meet for talks North Korea accepts South's offer to meet for talks
- January 15, 2018

Late Thursday, Moon and his USA counterpart Donald Trump agreed to delay the giant Foal Eagle and Key Resolve joint military drills until after the Winter Olympics, which begin in Pyeongchang on February 9. Yonhap news agency quoted him as remarking in Seoul that USA and South Korean forces had to remain on highest alert, ready for anything, "iron clad and razor sharp". (more...)
LIV 4-3 MCI: Liverpool end Man City's 'unbeaten' reign LIV 4-3 MCI: Liverpool end Man City's 'unbeaten' reign
- January 15, 2018

City scored twice from the 84th to almost stage a sensational recovery. The Liverpool manager oversaw a thrilling 4-3 victory for the Reds on Sunday as City's invincibility finally slipped, their defence capitulating in spectacular fashion during a frantic second half period to allow Klopp's side to run riot. (more...)

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