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Ray Parlour backs Liverpool and Tottenham to finish in top four Ray Parlour backs Liverpool and Tottenham to finish in top four
- March 03, 2018

The prize of staying in the Premier League and the bonuses managers get when they achieve that relatively modest "success" is now damaging the game as most teams are simply trying not to lose rather than a win. "You've got to keep going", he told the Liverpool Echo . Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have been sublime this season and have swept the Premier League board clean of its competitors. (more...)
Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Marshawn Lynch: 'He's still a beast' Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Marshawn Lynch: 'He's still a beast'
- March 03, 2018

So Gruden wants Lynch back. Gruden made perhaps his strongest comment yet about Lynch's status for next season. If Gruden and McKenzie can get some help for Irvin and Mack, a dominant interior lineman (perhaps, Vita Vea ), or a playmaking linebacker (perhaps Roquan Smith ), or another electric edge rusher (perhaps Marcus Davenport ), with that first round pick, they can potentially help unlock the beast. (more...)
National Football League insiders expect Kirk Cousins to sign with Vikings National Football League insiders expect Kirk Cousins to sign with Vikings
- March 03, 2018

The free agent also included the caption, "Ran into Fitz in the airport yesterday". "You know the order the Broncos have at quarterback, " the agent said. According to Robinson, the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets will also make strong efforts to land Cousins . And they also reportedly want Cousins , who is coming off three consecutive seasons as a Washington starter in which his cumulative passer rating ranks him sixth-best among National Football League quarterbacks. (more...)
Papa John's Int'l, Inc. (PZZA) Shares Slide on Q4 Earnings Miss Papa John's Int'l, Inc. (PZZA) Shares Slide on Q4 Earnings Miss
- March 03, 2018

Schnatter resigned amid national scrutiny after he criticized the NFL's "poor leadership" in relation to national anthem protests. Papa John's on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings below Wall Street expectations, with its shares down more than 5 percent in premarket trading. (more...)
Federer becomes most decorated Laureus victor Federer becomes most decorated Laureus victor
- March 03, 2018

Federer's awards were his fifth and sixth since the Laureus Awards began in 2000, making him the most decorated victor in its history. It is the Swiss player's 6th Laureus accolade, five others are for sportsman of the year. "It is much easier to say that probably a lot of guys are going to win a slam or two but winning 10 slams is not something you can predict, people didn't predict that with me to be honest. (more...)
New mascots chosen for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
- March 03, 2018

The program aims to teach children the values of the Games and allow them to get involved in initiatives linked to Tokyo 2020. The designer of winning mascots Ryo Taniguchi attends a news conference after Tokyo Olympics organizers unveiled the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics selected by popular vote by elementary students across Japan at the Hoyonomori Gakuen School in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2018. (more...)
OKC expected to land Corey Brewer once he clears waivers OKC expected to land Corey Brewer once he clears waivers
- March 03, 2018

The Thunder have only a minimum contract to offer. On January 11th Brewer's 317 consecutive games streak was snapped when head coach Luke Walton decided not to play the veteran. Since then, they've experimented by inserting Alex Abrines , Terrance Ferguson and Josh Huestis into Roberson's role. Brewer is a lengthy guard/forward who is in his 11th National Basketball Association season and averaging career-lows in points and three-point percentage, but his strengths are on the defensive ... (more...)
Ben Stokes impresses as England level ODI series against New Zealand Ben Stokes impresses as England level ODI series against New Zealand
- March 03, 2018

New Zealand's top order struggled, hitting only seven fours in the opening 19 overs. The 48th over was the most profitable one for the hosts as Ferguson managed a six off Curran to help New Zealand past 200, followed by a six and a four for Santner which helped him bring up his maiden ODI fifty. (more...)
Ronaldo happy with five Ballons d'Or but eyeing record sixth Ronaldo happy with five Ballons d'Or but eyeing record sixth
- March 03, 2018

But even if I don't win it again, I've already won it five times. Ronaldo also said that while he always considered himself "special", he did not know he could become the best player in the world until he arrived at Manchester United in 2003. (more...)
NCAA weighs rule for more kickoff touchbacks NCAA weighs rule for more kickoff touchbacks
- March 03, 2018

Kickoffs were moved to the 35-yard line from the 30 before the 2012 campaign, while touchbacks were pushed up from the 20-yard line to the 25 the same season. Bill Connelly of College Football Study Hall dug into the data after the most recent rule change and noted that touchbacks went up from approximately 15 percent to 34 percent in the first year of the rule . (more...)
Every single player would love to play for Liverpool - Sadio Mane Every single player would love to play for Liverpool - Sadio Mane
- March 03, 2018

Liverpool are third in the table, two points behind Manchester United after just one defeat in their past 19 Premier League matches and are virtually guaranteed progress in Europe after a 5-0 first-leg win over Porto in the last 16. I think we have improved a lot in the past few months. "We have a goal to speak about and, as a team, we are going to do our best". He said: "You can see how tight it is, and of course we want to be in top four, we want to be second after City". (more...)
LeBron swats talk of visit to Philly during All-Star break LeBron swats talk of visit to Philly during All-Star break
- March 03, 2018

That said , if you add a player of James' caliber to a team that's already shown they can stick with a championship-contender squad, they surely will become championship-contenders themselves. "I don't think there is", James said Tuesday, according to ESPN . "He's going to make plays for us, but we've got to be there to support him". It's a tie game in the fourth quarter of the 2016 NBA Finals. (more...)
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Masters Rafael Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Masters
- March 03, 2018

Nadal's withdrawal from Indian Wells and the Miami Open comes a day after Stan Wawrinka pulled out of both tournaments. As confirmed now, Nadal took the right decision to opt out of ATP Acapulco. The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells begins next week while the Miami Open follows two weeks later. This will mark the second consecutive week Nadal has withdrawn from an event. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata must work hard to rediscover form' Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata must work hard to rediscover form'
- March 03, 2018

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed that Alvaro Morata will only rediscover his best form in front of goal by "working hard". 'I've seen a lot of him, ' said Shevchenko, speaking at the Laureus world sports awards. You need to scout the good, young players and sign the players you're looking for in the right position'. Of course, it all depends on the results. 'It would not be a disaster to miss out on the top four but the ambition of the club is to play in Champions League and I ... (more...)
Arsenal players will continue to let Wenger down, insists Ian Wright Arsenal players will continue to let Wenger down, insists Ian Wright
- March 03, 2018

Wenger's position has again been called into question following a hard week for Arsenal , and Redknapp believes that it is time for the Frenchman to walk away from the Emirates Stadium. "The manager has had a lot of faith in a lot players and many of them have let him down and will continue to let him down, and that'll be his demise unfortunately". (more...)
Russians fear doping has sunk their bid to fly flag at Games Russians fear doping has sunk their bid to fly flag at Games
- March 03, 2018

Forty-three Russian athletes were disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and banned by the IOC after the Olympic body followed up the WADA investigation, although 28 of those had their results reinstated and bans overturned after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). (more...)
Russia says International Olympic Committee has reinstated its membership Russia says International Olympic Committee has reinstated its membership
- March 03, 2018

The match was a cliffhanger, to say the least, but it drove home the fact that the Russians-whether representing the USSR, Unified Team, "Russian Federation", Russia or "Olympic Athletes from Russia"-are a world power in the sport". "Today we received a letter from the International Olympic Committee about the restoration", said Nicole Hoevertsz, the head of OAR implementation group who headed the meeting where Russian Federation was cleared off the doping charges. (more...)
Team Spirit At Liverpool So Good - Sadio Mane Team Spirit At Liverpool So Good - Sadio Mane
- March 03, 2018

In his attempt to pinpoint the flawless solution for Liverpool's goalkeeping problem, Collymore has identified arguably the most unlikely option on the planet. Liverpool haven't conquered England's top flight since the 1989-90 season and Klopp is yet to win bring a trophy back to Merseyside in his three years as manager despite propelling the club back into Champions League . (more...)
Neymar could be injured for three months after foot surgery Neymar could be injured for three months after foot surgery
- March 03, 2018

Neymar faces up to three months on the sidelines following surgery on his broken foot, Brazil's national team doctor has confirmed. In addition to missing PSG's seasons-defining match against Real, Neymar will also sit out Brazil's friendlies against Russian Federation and Germany in March. (more...)
Astros' Gurriel (hand) to start season on DL after surgery Astros' Gurriel (hand) to start season on DL after surgery
- March 03, 2018

While Gurriel has only been with the Astros for about a season and a half, he has proven to be one of the more consistent players in their lineup. He made an offensive gesture directed at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish in the dugout that was caught on camera. (more...)

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