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North Korean athletes reportedly reject free Samsung phone North Korean athletes reportedly reject free Samsung phone
- February 09, 2018

The programme for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony is a big secret, but a major focus will be peace after a thawing of relations between North and South Korea . Slalom specialist Mikaela Shiffrin is the best in the world in her discipline. Conservative activists also accused Pyongyang of "hijacking" the South's Winter Olympics and have held angry protests by burning the images of the leader Kim or the North's national flag near venues where North Koreans made public appearances. (more...)
Arsenal Wenger vows to do 'maximum' to keep Jack Wilshere at Arsenal Arsenal Wenger vows to do 'maximum' to keep Jack Wilshere at Arsenal
- February 09, 2018

However, according to recent reports, the deal is being held up due to Arsenal's offer, which is said to be a heavily incentivised deal but with a lower basic wage package than he now earns. "You never believed me". Wales global Ramsey scored his first career hat-trick in last weekend's 5-1 thumping of Everton. Speaking to the Daily Mail ahead of this weekend's derby match against Tottenham Hotspur , former Arsenal defender Martin Keown said Wenger "should play Jack Wilshere ", ... (more...)
The Shirtless Tongan gives the people what they want at Opening Ceremony The Shirtless Tongan gives the people what they want at Opening Ceremony
- February 09, 2018

Wearing a traditional ta'ovala, or Tongan mat, around his waist, the coconut-oiled 34-year-old waved the flag with plenty of shine and hardly a shiver as temperatures dipped into the 20s. But who knows, you might see me in something else. Australia's athletes marched with enthusiasm at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. "Most of my training was on roller skis [short skis on wheels], which don't have brakes", he says. (more...)
Dwyane Wade Traded to Miami Heat Dwyane Wade Traded to Miami Heat
- February 09, 2018

It's a move that many fans in South Florida have envisions but few thought would be possible this soon. How, that became a hastily arranged flight out of Cleveland on Thursday afternoon. As the Thomas swap was being digested around the league, the Cavs completed a three-team deal with Utah and Sacramento. But teams are just taking a breath, they are not done. (more...)
Greg Monroe Could Make Long-Awaited Celtics Debut Thursday Night Greg Monroe Could Make Long-Awaited Celtics Debut Thursday Night
- February 09, 2018

Wizards betting matchup at Capital One Arena . The Celtics bounced back from a loss to Toronto on Tuesday, February 6, to maintain a one-game lead over the Raptors atop the East. His 3-pointer with 1:43 remaining put the Celtics up 108-103, and the Wizards wouldn't get the deficit below four points from there. Monroe was waived last week by Phoenix after being traded from Milwaukee in November. (more...)
Kashmir: Strike called by separatists on Afzal Guru's fifth death anniversary Kashmir: Strike called by separatists on Afzal Guru's fifth death anniversary
- February 09, 2018

Afzal, from North Kashmir's Sopore, was hanged on Feb 9, 2013, at Tihar jail for his alleged role in 2001 parliament attacks. "The height of shamelessness of this so-called biggest democracy is that it even disallowed these martyrs one last chance of meeting their loved ones". (more...)
Super Bowl reaction, future of the Pats Super Bowl reaction, future of the Pats
- February 09, 2018

No official estimate was released for the parade after the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, but experts have said that crowd likely didn't exceed 750,000. After hyping the crowd, Kelce talked about the Eagles as a team of underdogs - a title the team embraced throughout the postseason after being underdogs in every game they played on the way to their championship. (more...)
F1 Transfer Gossip: McLaren would welcome back Lewis Hamilton F1 Transfer Gossip: McLaren would welcome back Lewis Hamilton
- February 09, 2018

Brown doubts Ferrari would ever follow through with its threat and believes F1 must stay strong in its vision for the future. "It would be great for any team", he said. "Fernando would have anyone as his team-mate". Mercedes have seen little of Hamilton during the close season, and it remains to be seen how long his contract - likely to be worth about £40million annually - would be for. (more...)
US Olympic System Failed Abused Gymnasts - USOC US Olympic System Failed Abused Gymnasts - USOC
- February 09, 2018

There was USOC chairman Larry Probst promising a "thorough, transparent, and independent" investigation of the failings in the Nassar case, promising to "take appropriate action" when that investigation is complete. Blackmun is under fire from critics who say he didn't do enough upon learning about abuse by Larry Nassar, who treated gymnasts on the US team in his role as a volunteer doctor. (more...)
Federer to bid for number one spot in Rotterdam Federer to bid for number one spot in Rotterdam
- February 09, 2018

Roger Federer accepted a late wildcard to play at the hard court toournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. And that is exactly why Federer is playing so soon after winning the Australian Open, claims Davenport. Federer is 36-years-old but now playing as though it is his younger days. "The tournament is special for me", Federer, a two-time victor in Rotterdam, said in a statement. (more...)
Liverpool Drops Interest in Monaco Star Thomas Lemar Liverpool Drops Interest in Monaco Star Thomas Lemar
- February 09, 2018

The Reds were heavily interested in signing the 22-year-old since last August but the midfielder does not feature in their priority targets for the upcoming transfer window. However, it wasn't purely due to the asking price, as the club's recruitment team of Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter also questioned whether he would be the correct signing for the club. (more...)
Cavendish sprints to victory in third stage
- February 09, 2018

The thing I'm disappointed about is that yesterday, when I realised I couldn't win, had I kept going, I would have come second and be in the lead now. That Quick-Step team, I built that team, they are really just a class above in the sprints. Quick-Step, Cofidis and LottoNL-Jumbo all look good. He has now won at least one professional race in each of the last 13 seasons. (more...)
Cavs send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers Cavs send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers
- February 09, 2018

Thomas had requested a video salute of his time in Boston be shown on that day, which he decided against when criticism grew from Pierce and others. "It's interesting, really interesting", Warriors forward Draymond Green said of Cleveland's drastic midseason renovation. (more...)
Pulisic Pulisic "excited" to see what former BVB mentor Aubameyang does at Arsenal
- February 09, 2018

Donning the No 14 shirt that Thierry Henry wore with distinction for so long, the Arsenal faithful have a new striking hero to worship, it seems. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan , his former Borussia Dortmund teammate, was a key to his making the Arsenal switch. (more...)
Cavaliers trading Thomas to Lakers for Nance, Clarkson Cavaliers trading Thomas to Lakers for Nance, Clarkson
- February 09, 2018

The stunning development dominated the headlines and overshadowed deals made involving 17 other teams. By the time Thomas followed up 24 hours later, after the last-second overtime victory over Minnesota at Quicken Loans Arena, with heartfelt comments about liking Cleveland and not wanting to be traded , he effectively already was gone. (more...)
Wenger brands English players as 'diving masters' Wenger brands English players as 'diving masters'
- February 09, 2018

The Tottenham manager's comments did not wash with Wenger, though, and the Arsenal boss thinks British stars such as Alli are now experts in diving, which many believed was brought into the English game by foreign players a couple of decades ago. (more...)
Manchester United 'Blame Donald Trump Tax Changes' for Half-Year Loss Manchester United 'Blame Donald Trump Tax Changes' for Half-Year Loss
- February 09, 2018

The 20-time English champions past year attributed a near 30 percent surge in debt to the collapse of the pound after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum. "Our solid business model has allowed us to invest in the future of the club with the extension of Jose Mourinho's contract as manager and entering into an exchange agreement with Arsenal, swapping Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Alexis Sanchez , strengthening Jose's attacking options", Woodward said. (more...)
What the Lakers-Cavaliers trade means for Isaiah Thomas What the Lakers-Cavaliers trade means for Isaiah Thomas
- February 09, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas , Channing Frye , and their 2018 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr ., according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . "He's worked too hard to get back, and he's a ball dominant player", said Thomas' agent, Aaron Goodwin to Cleveland.com . That's a completely different team now than the team we faced the last three years. (more...)
Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony questionable against Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony questionable against Lakers
- February 09, 2018

Both Westbrook and Anthony were officially listed as game time decisions, each nursing sprained ankles. The Thunder (31-24) snapped a four-game losing streak with a convincing 125-105 road win over the defending champion Warriors on Tuesday night. (more...)
CAS dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches CAS dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches
- February 09, 2018

On her way to the hearing, Nikitina said she was optimistic about winning the case. The statement said that the accusations of the "Russian threat" in cyber space were fuelled by "countries that are building up their own military cyber potential, while conducting illegal surveillance and violating human rights", reports Xinhua news agency. (more...)

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