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'Gareth Bale worth at least as much as Neymar' 'Gareth Bale worth at least as much as Neymar'
- February 12, 2018

With six goals and an assist in his 12 La Liga appearances this season, Bale has been one of the more prolific forwards in a Real Madrid side that has struggled during this campaign. "To put all that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 per cent more interaction than the sale of the world's most expensive player last summer when Neymar moved from Barcelona to PSG". (more...)
Sidney Crosby breaks out of drought to notch 400th career goal Sidney Crosby breaks out of drought to notch 400th career goal
- February 12, 2018

The victory keeps the Pens in second place in the Metropolitan Division, one point in front of Philadelphia. He led the National Hockey League with 44 goals last season. Crosby had been held scoreless in his previous 10 games. Goalie Matt Murray made 33 saves for the Penguins . Boucher and Jake Virtanen had unassisted goals to open the scoring before Thomas Vanek made it 3-0 13 1/2 minutes into the game. (more...)
Imran Tahir 'verbally and racially abused' by Indian fan in 4th ODI Imran Tahir 'verbally and racially abused' by Indian fan in 4th ODI
- February 12, 2018

The Proteas won the match in dramatic fashion by five wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method to reduce the series deficit to 3-1, with two more ODIs to play - at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and on Friday at SuperSport Park in Centurion, with South Africa needing to win both to square the series 3-3. (more...)
Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors accuses coach Sean Hutchison of sexual abuse Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors accuses coach Sean Hutchison of sexual abuse
- February 12, 2018

Kukors, now 28, wrote the essay for "the sake of the little girls and boys whose lives and futures hang in the grasp of a horribly powerful and manipulative person", and that "the time for change is now". When we spoke to him on Saturday, Schubert denied that he was the reporting coach that prompted USA Swimming's 2010 investigation nor that USA Swimming ever asked him to drop the matter. (more...)
Spurs or Arsenal? Rio says players choose money Spurs or Arsenal? Rio says players choose money
- February 12, 2018

Simply select which of the two players below had the better game and we'll go "winner-stays-on" style until the end. "It's insane it finished 1-0 but we'll take it". Kane got high above Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny to get his head to a Ben Davies cross and head the ball beyond Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech. (more...)
Johnny Football says he's bipolar, working on comeback Johnny Football says he's bipolar, working on comeback
- February 12, 2018

Manziel said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago. He said he has since stopped drinking and is taking medication for bipolar disorder. He started eight games over a two-year period with the Browns , at times flashing his huge potential, but largely displaying a lack of maturity both on and off the field. (more...)
Man City goal-machine Aguero: I'm 'lucky' to play alongside De Bruyne Man City goal-machine Aguero: I'm 'lucky' to play alongside De Bruyne
- February 12, 2018

It seems like things have changed. And former Barcelona boss Guardiola says De Bruyne deserves to be placed alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. "We need his goals, that's why it's so good". De Bruyne curled in a unsafe low ball behind the defense and Sterling turned it home. And finally, he names Saturday's star man: Sergio Aguero (of course!). (more...)
Leading Raptors top Hornets 123-103 Leading Raptors top Hornets 123-103
- February 12, 2018

The Hornets' tired legs showed in the end, as they shot 42.7 percent for the game. Technicals-Toronto coach Raptors (Defensive three second). "They're growing and playing well and it makes it unbelievable". This has been one of the most impressive weeks in franchise history, and apparently not even a Sunday afternoon game could ruin that for the Raptors . (more...)
Canada's Mikael Kingsbury wins Olympic gold in men's moguls Canada's Mikael Kingsbury wins Olympic gold in men's moguls
- February 12, 2018

It was the third Olympics in a row that a Canadian man has topped the moguls podium. The Japanese skier produced an impressively controlled run but had to settle for the bronze medal with a score of 82.19. He somehow stayed on two skis, but a score of 33.61 meant a top-three finish was unlikely. Hara was under pressure and needed a flawless run. Kingsbury, who won the sliver medal in the same event at Sochi 2014, amid a six-year streak in which he has been both the World Cup moguls ... (more...)
Boston Police Briefly Honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month Boston Police Briefly Honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month
- February 12, 2018

The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach for being the first National Basketball Association coach to draft a black player, start five African-American players, and hire the NBA's first African-American head coach. Several tweets also called for the department to apologize for the post. Former city councilor Tito Jackson was among those who used social media to criticize the tweet. (more...)
Liverpool Keeping Close Tabs On Leon Bailey Liverpool Keeping Close Tabs On Leon Bailey
- February 12, 2018

Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in last month's transfer window and failed to bring in a replacement capable of featuring on the left wing, but Bailey could occupy that slot if the Reds meet his valuation. Bailey is emerging as a key target for the trio but it looks like they'll face fresh competition as the Mirror claim that Liverpool have now joined the race for the Jamaican youngsters signature. (more...)
France players questioned by Scottish police over alleged brawl in Edinburgh France players questioned by Scottish police over alleged brawl in Edinburgh
- February 12, 2018

It follows their defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday. A number of France rugby players have been questioned by police at Edinburgh Airport after a report of a sexual assault during a night out in the capital at the weekend. (more...)
Steve Smith wins his second Allan Border Medal Steve Smith wins his second Allan Border Medal
- February 12, 2018

In the voting window that spanned the period after the final Test of the 2016-17 summer to the end of the fifth Ashes Test against England last month, Smith polled a total of 246 aggregated votes split evenly between his Australia teammates (123) and umpires and media representatives (123). (more...)
Mirai Nagasu becomes first US woman to land triple axel in Olympics Mirai Nagasu becomes first US woman to land triple axel in Olympics
- February 12, 2018

After finishing fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Games and getting passed over for Ashley Wagner four years ago for Sochi, the 24-year-old made a long-awaited return to Olympic ice. Nagasu pumped her firsts before her final score of 137.53 was revealed. Only two other US female figure skaters have even pulled off a triple axel in competition, period . (more...)
Jose Mourinho must start preparing to win Prem next season - Gary Neville Jose Mourinho must start preparing to win Prem next season - Gary Neville
- February 12, 2018

A week later, and with the £89m man back in the side, they looked stretched and unbalanced in the middle of the park as Newcastle secured a 1-0 victory at St James' Park . We did the job. First, the free kick from which Newcastle scored their victor was conceded when Smalling dived, pointlessly, in the middle of his own half after a heavy touch. (more...)
Kim Jong-un asks South Korean chief to Pyongyang summit Kim Jong-un asks South Korean chief to Pyongyang summit
- February 12, 2018

Kim Yo Jong. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A senior USA administration official told reporters that Pence did not discuss North Korea's invitation to Moon when the two leaders watched short track speed skating together. It was a raucous and historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage for a second straight night in this remote region of South Korea . (more...)
Olympic organizers confirm cyber attack Olympic organizers confirm cyber attack
- February 12, 2018

This story was first published on CNN .com " Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang ". It was a raucous and historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage for a second straight night in this remote region of South Korea . (more...)
Black Caps ready to get back on track Black Caps ready to get back on track
- February 12, 2018

New Zealand, too, might have to do away with their regular skipper for the tie against England . "We want to make sure the next game is a strong performance". just got a few niggles, a bit of a back niggling so hopefully it's settled by tomorrow night", said Williamson. "I'm looking forward to taking a full part in training today in hope that I should be fit for tomorrow night, but Henry is in as cover for those reasons". (more...)
Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Sunday Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Sunday
- February 12, 2018

TEAMS are ranked in the Winter Olympic medal table using the "gold first" system . Two medals for team US isn't enough to move them towards the top of the medal count table though. Team USA is finally on the board and has won some medals. The ambitious target for PyeongChang 2018 for Team GB is four medals again, although that is the minimum and the maximum target is an unprecedented 10 podiums. (more...)
Tottenham star Llorente describes Harry Kane's qualities Tottenham star Llorente describes Harry Kane's qualities
- February 12, 2018

Dybala has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season, though he is yet to net in the Champions League . "It'll be a wonderful sensation". "It's a special club because, despite being an enormous club, it's like a family inside". (more...)

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