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Van Dijk Van Dijk "had to step up" after sealing Liverpool switch
- March 02, 2018

The transfer was finally completed after Van Dijk tried to force through a move to Liverpool last summer, with his transfer request rejected by Southampton who chose to block any move for the Dutchman despite his pleas to move to Anfield . (more...)
Rams will release or trade Tavon Austin by March 14
- March 02, 2018

Although he parlayed a breakout 2015 campaign (10 touchdowns and almost 1,000 yards from scrimmage) into a prodigious four-year, $42 million deal in the summer of 2016, Austin never lived up to the contract - much less the predraft hype. Wrist and hamstring injuries limited Austin's role in the offseason program and in training camp, and once the season started, Austin landed low on the receiver depth chart, behind Sammy Watkins , Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp . (more...)
Guardiola: Ederson penalty save key to Arsenal win Guardiola: Ederson penalty save key to Arsenal win
- March 02, 2018

In the second half Manchester City unfairly tackled Mkhitaryan and the referee called for a penalty kick. Aubameyang took responsiblity from the spot, but the lack of conviction in his penalty reflected Arsenal's performance as Ederson saved comfortably low to his left. (more...)
JR Smith suspended over throwing bowl of soup JR Smith suspended over throwing bowl of soup
- March 02, 2018

Turns out J.R. Smith landed in hot water for - well, throwing hot water. We now have clues as to what the "detrimental conduct" was that got Cavaliers guard J.R. ESPN.com first reported the reason for his suspension. Smith, 31, was scheduled to start against the 76ers and will start Saturday against Denver, coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday. (more...)
Marotta: Can May Snub Juventus Marotta: Can May Snub Juventus
- March 02, 2018

Can is set to become a free agent in the summer with his deal set to expire unless Liverpool FC can convince the Germany worldwide to sign a contract extension. But amid rival interest, Juve have reportedly issued an ultimatum to Can - urging him to sign in a week or forget the move. We make our way, we know that there are other competing clubs that are among the best in the world. (more...)
Mario Balotelli agent in talks over return to the Premier League Mario Balotelli agent in talks over return to the Premier League
- March 02, 2018

The 27-year-old forward is out of contract at Nice at the end of the season and will be available for free - a fact Mino Raiola says makes his client a "bargain". The player's representative Raiola has suggested that Balotelli will move on during the summer, and it appears that a return to either England or Italy's top flight is on the agenda. (more...)
Russian High Jumpers Take Gold As Neutrals In World Indoor Championships Russian High Jumpers Take Gold As Neutrals In World Indoor Championships
- March 02, 2018

Barshim let out a roar before his third attempt but again failed. Russia's 20-year-old high jumper Danil Lysenko, competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA), took his first major gold on the opening day of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships at Arena Birmingham, defeating the dominant figure in his event, Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim. (more...)
Jimmy Garoppolo trade details finally complete after coin flip Jimmy Garoppolo trade details finally complete after coin flip
- March 02, 2018

The Patriots acquired that pick in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade back in October. Both teams finished the year with a 6-10 record and an identical strength of schedule (.512), which necessitated the coin toss. At 10, the Raiders could select an immediate starter at one of those positions or if they don't like their options could trade down to add value later in the draft. (more...)
PSL 3.0: Injured Sammy leads his team toward the victory PSL 3.0: Injured Sammy leads his team toward the victory
- March 02, 2018

The new franchise of the tournament started the campaign with back to back wins but their batting let them down in the game against Islamabad United . Wahab Riaz, Sammy and Umaid took two wickets apiece. Chasing 141 runs seems easy for the defending champion of PSL . "It is a bit disappointing but I would like to give credit to the team for the way they fought back". (more...)
National Basketball Association superstar smashes hotel room with golf swing National Basketball Association superstar smashes hotel room with golf swing
- March 02, 2018

It is no secret that Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry is quite the avid golfer when he is not spending his time on a basketball court. Hilariously, the official PGA Tour account replied to Curry with: 'Golf is hard.'. On Saturday, Curry and teammates Klay Thompson and Andre Igoudala plan to golf at Augusta National, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. (more...)
IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks
- March 02, 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games were officially closed. Now a second athlete from the Olympic Athletes of Russia team (competing instead of the banned Team Russia - complicated, this) at the 2018 Winter Olympics has tested positive for a banned substance . (more...)
IOC 'Lifts' Russia Olympic Ban IOC 'Lifts' Russia Olympic Ban
- March 02, 2018

The IOC suspended Russia's membership in December over a doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics, but allowed 168 Russians to enter the Pyeongchang Olympics as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" in neutral uniforms. Russia's Olympic status has been fully restored, the International Olympic Committee have announced. A set of Olympic rings are illuminated at the Alpensia Olympic Park prior to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . (more...)
Russian Federation says reinstated by International Olympic Committee Russian Federation says reinstated by International Olympic Committee
- March 02, 2018

They had all been required to prove they were clean before the Games. Russia's team was banned from participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. Allegations of the country's doping programme had first surfaced in 2015, with whistleblowing doctor Grigory Rodchenkov, director of Russia's anti-doping laboratory during the Sochi Games, a key figure. (more...)
Crystal Palace announce arrival of former Liverpool stopper Crystal Palace announce arrival of former Liverpool stopper
- March 02, 2018

Hodgson, who speaks and reads numerous languages after a managerial career which has taken in Switzerland, Sweden and Italy amongst others, recently signed the big Norwegian striker Alexander Sorloth for Palace and unrelated or not, is now settling in to a new book by a writer from the same country. (more...)
Russian Federation gives Olympic athletes a heroes' welcome home Russian Federation gives Olympic athletes a heroes' welcome home
- March 02, 2018

Pyeongchang: Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony after the International Olympic Committee voted unanimously to keep the country's ban for mass doping. " Therefore, no delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee will have taken part in these Olympic Winter Games ". He alleged the country ran a systematic programme of doping and claimed he had created substances to enhance athletes' performances and switched urine ... (more...)
PSG will still be strong without Neymar, warns Zidane PSG will still be strong without Neymar, warns Zidane
- March 02, 2018

Influential left-back Marcelo completed full training for a second day in a row after recovering from a hamstring problem and Zidane said he could feature against Getafe . "I can not tell you if he's going to go or not [to Real Madrid] but for sure he is a big manager and he deserves success". It was Real's first defeat by the Catalans in 11 years after the latest in a long line of insipid displays without Ronaldo that highlight how important the evergreen 33-year-old - who has scored 12 ... (more...)
Claude Puel hails Wilfred Ndidi's despite uncertain future at Leicester City Claude Puel hails Wilfred Ndidi's despite uncertain future at Leicester City
- March 02, 2018

And, although the French tactician admitted that the combative midfielder was not at his best in their last game against Stoke City where they ended up sharing the spoils, he is, however, impressed by the overall performance of the player. (more...)
Pacemen promise bruising South Africa-Australia Test series Pacemen promise bruising South Africa-Australia Test series
- March 02, 2018

That sort of bully approach, take you on and knock you over type of mentality. "Against Australia you potentially have to slow the game down", Elgar said. I expect it to be quite slow. The build-up has been oddly subdued, perhaps because South Africa are still reeling from the hammering they got from India in the limited overs matches over the last few weeks. (more...)
Del Potro reaches the semifinals in Mexico Del Potro reaches the semifinals in Mexico
- March 02, 2018

Zverev is 1-5 combined against Del Potro (0-1) and Thiem (1-4) in their respective FedEx ATP Head2Head matchups. Awaiting him in the last four is Zverev, the second seed untroubled in a 6-4 6-1 win over Ryan Harrison. Anderson, who hails from South Africa, next faces 21-year-old American Jared Donaldson, who is in his first ATP World Tour semifinal. Donaldson took the semifinal spot that was to be Rafael Nadal's, but beat his countryman Feliciano Lopez. (more...)
When Sachin Tendulkar Taped Sourav Ganguly's Bat During Lord's Test When Sachin Tendulkar Taped Sourav Ganguly's Bat During Lord's Test
- March 02, 2018

In a Network 18 exclusive interview, India's Former Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly spoke about Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy. Kohli is very expressive, and so was I. But Kohli has probably taken it one step further. "Today I am happy that my assessment was proven right". Ganguly's last worldwide match was in 2008 when India defeated Australia by 172 runs in the fourth Test in Nagpur. (more...)

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