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William Byron leads Daytona 500 practice on opening day
- February 11, 2018

She started on the pole that year, becoming the first (and still only) woman to top qualifying for NASCAR's biggest race. It was the fastest lap of two sessions. But what they lack in numbers, they make up for in unity and exclusivity. 17 of 20 eligible drivers will be participating in the race. The drawing decided the starting lineup for the 75-lap exhibition race, which goes green at 3 p.m. (more...)
Dozens to dip into freezing waters for Polar Plunge Dozens to dip into freezing waters for Polar Plunge
- February 11, 2018

To have the privilege of jumping into the water, each participant had to raise a minimum of $50 for Special Olympics Oregon. Sokenu gave special thanks to the Catholic University of America Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for organizing the event and getting teams to participate. (more...)
South Africa beat India by five wickets in rain-curtailed 4th ODI South Africa beat India by five wickets in rain-curtailed 4th ODI
- February 11, 2018

South Africa need to chase down the target at a rate of 5.8 runs per over. "To be able to put some pressure on the Indians was a good feeling", South Africa captain Aiden Markram said at the post-match presentation. Earlier in the Pink ODI, India had won the toss and chose to have a bat. The visitors made one change, bringing in Shreyas Iyer for Kedar Jadhav, who had suffered a hamstring injury during the third ODI in Cape Town. (more...)
Winter Olympics opening ceremony ratings slip just a bit for NBC Winter Olympics opening ceremony ratings slip just a bit for NBC
- February 11, 2018

ET/3 a.m. PT. Stacked up to the most recent comparison, a pre-Opening Day Sochi in 2014, the coverage was down by 44 percent in the key demo and lost 26 percent of its audience - down by just more than 5 million viewers. "The Opening Ceremony was a terrific show, which we hope will only be topped by the excitement generated by the athletes and competition over the next few weeks", said Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports. (more...)
Skater Bradie Tennell keeps U.S. hopes alive in Olympic team event Skater Bradie Tennell keeps U.S. hopes alive in Olympic team event
- February 11, 2018

Seemingly impervious to pressure, Tennell has proven effective in racking up points under figure skating's scoring system. "It felt like I was doing another program on a practice session", Tennell said. But OAR vaulted ahead of the United States after a attractive short program by defending world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, that earned a record score of 81.08 and thrilled a cheering section of Russian fans who brandished their nation's colors on hats, scarves, signs and banners. (more...)
Mourinho reveals why Manchester United can not sell De Gea to Real Madrid Mourinho reveals why Manchester United can not sell De Gea to Real Madrid
- February 11, 2018

His statement couldn't have come for a worser time for the Blues as they struggle to put behind them a poor run of form. Speaking to Sky Sports , he said: 'I don't think it's the time to start talking about the future, it's not the time to be talking contracts . (more...)
Isaiah Thomas Allegedly Isaiah Thomas Allegedly "Ecstatic" To Be A Laker
- February 11, 2018

Much better than they were before. After a month of blowout losses, damaging stories about team chemistry, the souring relationship (if there was even any) between James and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, and discontent, the Cavs have now younger, fresher players who can support the King and lead them back to the promised land. (more...)
CAS dismisses last-minute pleas of 47 Russians to compete at Winter Olympics CAS dismisses last-minute pleas of 47 Russians to compete at Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang is to begin on Friday, February 9, at 14:00 MSK. But some Russian athletes are still being allowed to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia ", or "OAR" for short. (more...)
Kiwi heavyweight Mark Hunt beaten by rising American star at UFC 221 Kiwi heavyweight Mark Hunt beaten by rising American star at UFC 221
- February 11, 2018

Blaydes fakes a jab and ducks into a takedown, landing it nicely. The Kiwi-born, Australian-based Hunt, who entered the fight ranked fifth in the heavyweight division, was outwrestled by Blaydes in the three-round bout. But Blaydes turned the contest on its head by turning it into a grapple-fest, with Hunt powerless on the ground during the second and third rounds. (more...)
Oregon State holds off Washington 97-94 in double OT Oregon State holds off Washington 97-94 in double OT
- February 11, 2018

Tinkle's productiveness from the high post all game forced junior forward Noah Dickerson or sophomore forward Sam Timmins to come out into no man's land and respect his scoring ability. Daneesha Provo scored 14 points and Emily Potter 12 for the Utes (15-9, 6-7), who have lost four of their past five. Injury report: Seth Berger (concussion protocol) returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's win over Washington State. (more...)
Kane torments Arsenal again to prove his credentials Kane torments Arsenal again to prove his credentials
- February 11, 2018

We are close [to the title], we have more important games". 'That makes it much more hard now but we have to fight as long as we have a mathematical chance. "The game should have been finished at half-time for me. That is not acceptable at this level", he fumed. The first 25-30 minutes of the second half we played fantastic football and created a lot of chances. (more...)
Romero knocks out Rockhold in Perth UFC Romero knocks out Rockhold in Perth UFC
- February 11, 2018

Romero had the breakthrough moment when he jumped forward with a big right followed by a huge left that sent Rockhold crushing to the canvas, before a left hand on the floor left Rockhold, cold. UFC president Dana White said that, despite missing weight, Romero will get a shot at Robert Whittaker's middleweight title. "I recovered after about three seconds, when I got the takedown". (more...)
Pep Guardiola hits back at Gary Neville after squad criticism Pep Guardiola hits back at Gary Neville after squad criticism
- February 11, 2018

Guardiola was criticised last week for naming only six substitutes for the 1-1 draw with Burnley . "It would not have been correct to go the manager, who is preparing for the game, and say, 'I need one or two players to go on the bench, ' when they are going to play". (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting
- February 11, 2018

The colorful opening ceremony kicked off what will be the biggest Winter Olympic Games in history with more than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries competing - including one shirtless Tongan cross-country skier, a women's bobsled team from Jamaica and 242 American athletes , the largest delegation in history for the U.S.at a Winter Olympics . (more...)
Colorado State Interim HC Steve Barnes Suspended Amid Larry Eustachy Controversy Colorado State Interim HC Steve Barnes Suspended Amid Larry Eustachy Controversy
- February 11, 2018

We just went out there and played for him, and he coached for us. Information from The Associated Press was included in this report . Most recently, he has been accused of singling out players and screaming profanities at them at practice and during halftime and after games. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Netherlands dominate 3000m speed skating Winter Olympics: Netherlands dominate 3000m speed skating
- February 11, 2018

Ireen Wust , the 2006 and 2014 champion, was 0.08sec behind to take silver, with Dutch Olympic trials victor Antoinette de Jong third in 4:00. The Dutch will be hoping for more speed skating clean sweeps at PyeongChang 2018, having recorded four in Russian Federation four years ago. (more...)
Patty Mills draws start for Spurs in place of Dejounte Murray (ankle) Patty Mills draws start for Spurs in place of Dejounte Murray (ankle)
- February 11, 2018

Are the host Golden State Warriors going to cover the spread tonight when they take on the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30PM ET? These two teams have only met once this season and it was the Warriors who cruised to a 112-92 win back on Nov 2, but while I have the Warriors winning once again, the Spurs have covered in each of their last four road games and I think that trend continues in this one. (more...)
Strong winds postpone men's downhill skiing during Winter Olympics Strong winds postpone men's downhill skiing during Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

The men's downhill, which was scheduled to take place at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday (11 a.m. Sunday in Korea), was postponed to February 15 while the men's super-G has been pushed to February 16 in Korea. "We kind of expected this downhill to be postponed due to wind, but at the same time the guys were charged up and ready to go", USA men's head coach Sasha Rearick said. (more...)
BAYERN MUNICH, Lewandowski: BAYERN MUNICH, Lewandowski: "Me joining Real Madrid? Same rumours, year by year"
- February 11, 2018

Real are now fourth in the table with 39 points after 21 games, and 19 points behind leaders Barcelona with a game in hand. Chelsea and Real Madrid , in particular, are in danger of seeing their seasons collapse in a whirl of disappointment with their respective managers Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane reportedly on the brink of being fired. (more...)
Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium
- February 11, 2018

NBC's viewership peaked at 31.5 million when the USA team entered the stadium in South Korea . Some South Koreans have labelled the Games the "Pyongyang Olympics" in protest against the North's involvement, which will include fielding a joint North-South Korean women's ice hockey team. (more...)

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