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Manchester United set sights on Toni Kroos Manchester United set sights on Toni Kroos
- Февраля 20, 2018

Sensing the turmoil ahead, United are already working behind the scenes to bring Kroos to Old Trafford and the 28-year-old offered them encouragement in their pursuit. The Germany global is seen as the ideal replacement for Michael Carrick , 36, who is set to retire this summer. Of course, we need balance in the team. (more...)
Tahoe-trained Brita Sigourney takes bronze in halfpipe Tahoe-trained Brita Sigourney takes bronze in halfpipe
- Февраля 20, 2018

While she witnessed others struggle to impress the judges, Sharpe gave a performance during the first run that was reminiscent to her qualifying run. The 28-year-old UC Davis alumna took third place during the women's freestyle halfpipe Tuesday, behind Canada's Cassie Sharpe and France's Marie Martinod . (more...)
Big Man United boost: Paul Pogba & Zlatan Ibrahimovic train before Sevilla Big Man United boost: Paul Pogba & Zlatan Ibrahimovic train before Sevilla
- Февраля 20, 2018

Jose Mourinho's men have faltered a bit in the new year whereas Sevilla's leaky defence has led them to a negative goal difference in the league this season. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed speculation his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down, saying the reports are "lies". Marcos Rojo , Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones are expected to miss Wednesday's fixture through injury. (more...)
Born Skier Elizabeth Swaney Games System to Compete in 2018 Olympics Born Skier Elizabeth Swaney Games System to Compete in 2018 Olympics
- Февраля 20, 2018

Once she had the go ahead from the Hungarian ski federation, Swaney just needed to finish inside the top 30 at a few World Cup events. More to the point, she can add it to her LinkedIn profile . Elizabeth Swaney definitely falls into the latter category, as the Californian competed for Hungary in the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe and was, well, weirdly underwhelming . (more...)
Canada's Virtue and Moir skate for another gold tonight Canada's Virtue and Moir skate for another gold tonight
- Февраля 20, 2018

In what is likely to be their final competitive performance before retiring, they beat France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron , their training partners in Montreal, by a margin of 0.79 points. Four-time former world champion Friedrich and his brakeman Thorsten Margis must have thought they had done enough to claim the Olympic title outright. (more...)
Kansas basketball: Oklahoma rematch, where to watch Kansas basketball: Oklahoma rematch, where to watch
- Февраля 20, 2018

Oklahoma still leads the Big 12 in scoring offense and rebounding offense. Kansas sits alone atop the conference standings - albeit perhaps temporarily - at 11-4 after its first home win in league play by more than eight points. Beard's squad, which has been the most eye-opening team in the Big 12 this season and one of college basketball's best stories, is looking to make its own history, searching for its first Big 12 championship. (more...)
Major League Baseball rule changes include limit on mound visits, but no pitch clock Major League Baseball rule changes include limit on mound visits, but no pitch clock
- Февраля 20, 2018

Visits to the pitcher's mound will be limited to six per game and an additional non-pitching-change visit per inning in extra-inning games. After more than a year of talks, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an agreement that it will not oppose the rules. (more...)
Nashville Predators flat in loss to Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Nashville Predators flat in loss to Detroit Red Wings 3-1
- Февраля 20, 2018

Predators host Ottawa on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena. He'll have a chance to make a case for himself to be the full-time starter with Elliott and Neuvirth struggling. Trading for Mrazek was the necessary move for the Flyers . They need help in net, and Mrazek would appear to be a good fit. The conditions of the deal were first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie . (more...)
Boston Red Sox: JD Martinez an impressive addition to Sox lineup Boston Red Sox: JD Martinez an impressive addition to Sox lineup
- Февраля 20, 2018

Martinez or anyone else", Henry said. Martinez , 29, was one of the best hitters in the league previous year as he recorded a.690 slugging percentage in 489 plate appearances between the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks . That will allow them to keep their ultra-talented outfield of Andrew Benintendi , Bradley and Mookie Betts intact. The move helps the Red Sox counter the huge deal their biggest rivals pulled off in December. (more...)
Browns no longer top betting option for Kirk Cousins, per Bovada Browns no longer top betting option for Kirk Cousins, per Bovada
- Февраля 20, 2018

While everyone's favorite biped, Peter King, is predicting that (soon-to-be) former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely land with the Denver Broncos, ESPN's Rich Cimini is saying otherwise. The Jets were surprisingly not bad last year and adding Cousins could make them come in second in the AFC East next year. Given the rocky situation Cousins and Washington had, dating back to when they were coached by Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III was their quarterback, ... (more...)
Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon celebrates win with tattoo you'll never see Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon celebrates win with tattoo you'll never see
- Февраля 20, 2018

Calhoun said he didn't realize Dillon was the new Daytona 500 victor until Monday morning when news of the tattoo appeared on his social media feed. It's a pretty cool looking tattoo. Calhoun said the tattoo was applied to that "kind of stayed hidden area" on Dillon. Crew chief Justin Alexander didn't partake, but offered to get one "on (his) face" should the 3 team meet another milestone. (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grand marshall for Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grand marshall for Daytona 500
- Февраля 20, 2018

Despite being "heart broken" and "devastated" he didn't win, let alone finish the "Great American Race", Almirola held no hard feelings for Dillon afterwards. As for the aggressive move that wrecked Almirola? Especially for Earnhardt, who recalled how much relief he felt when he first won the Daytona 500 in 2004. (more...)
Q2 Weather: Snow and cold, and then really cold Q2 Weather: Snow and cold, and then really cold
- Февраля 20, 2018

It's been a slick and snowy Saturday , and more snow is expected through late in the day on Sunday . That storm is dropping heavy rain in Arizona and New Mexico today and snow in the Rockies. For the Missoula and Bitterroot Valley north of Stevensville it looks like the range of snow accumulation will fall somewhere between 6 and 10 inches. (more...)
Tiger Woods Stumbles in Genesis Open, Commits to Play Honda Classic Tiger Woods Stumbles in Genesis Open, Commits to Play Honda Classic
- Февраля 19, 2018

What else could he do? A common malady for golfers of every shape, size and stature, bringing his game to the course is a far more hard task. Slowly his game came around, too. After the final putt dropped, Watson had a hard time seeing through his tears, breaking down Scott's arms. "[Watson] feels very comfortable moving the ball , turning it a lot". (more...)
Australia's most-capped female player Alex Blackwell retires Australia's most-capped female player Alex Blackwell retires
- Февраля 19, 2018

Australian selectors were due to announce the squad for their tour of India next month and her announcement means that they will have to fill the void left by her with another player. NSW is looking earn a 19th title in the 22-year history of the WNCL, with Blackwell having won 13 previous titles. She has captained the franchise since the inaugural season. (more...)
Smith predicts fireworks in South Africa Smith predicts fireworks in South Africa
- Февраля 19, 2018

South Africa have not been at their best, although the Indians have been playing really well. Australian skipper Steven Smith is looking forward to the "fiery series" next month, what he sees will be a contest between two quality pace attacks. (more...)
Rodgers points finger at Saints players after Hoops draw blank Rodgers points finger at Saints players after Hoops draw blank
- Февраля 19, 2018

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers suggested St Johnstone were letting their manager down as they ended a miserable run of results with a goalless draw away to the champions in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday. "Tommy's a fantastic manager but I am sure he walks away happy with a point but probably really frustrated". Wright, whose side finished the day one point behind eighth-placed Dundee, said: "We have had performances like that at other stadiums but not often enough". (more...)
Austin Dillon repeats history, survives insane crash for first career Daytona 500 Austin Dillon repeats history, survives insane crash for first career Daytona 500
- Февраля 19, 2018

With just 10 laps to go in Stage 1 , Rowdy cut down another left rear, sending him spinning. While his helmet is an ode to his family legacy, Earnhardt is out to carve his own legacy. "We're going to keep kicking butt the rest of the year". This was the first race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season. "You never know. So I think it's just how you react in certain situations is how you define yourself as a good driver". (more...)
Red Bull unveils 2018 vehicle with special edition livery Red Bull unveils 2018 vehicle with special edition livery
- Февраля 19, 2018

Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look vehicle on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps. Much will depend on the progress engine suppliers Renault, with whom Red Bull have experienced a turbulent relationship in recent years, have made over the winter. (more...)
Hamilton sends his best to Darrell Wallace before Daytona 500 Hamilton sends his best to Darrell Wallace before Daytona 500
- Февраля 19, 2018

And Wallace said he received a phone call from Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who - like Wallace - also hails from Mobile, Alabama. Wendell Scott's 13th place finish in the 1966 Daytona 500 held the previous record. We wanted to run a lot of laps and not wreck the auto. The only NASCAR finish by a black driver better than Wallace's second-place finish was Scott's victory in the Jacksonville 200 in 1963. (more...)