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World T20 tournament aims to set record for women's final World T20 tournament aims to set record for women's final
- January 29, 2019

Eight different teams will fight it out in the qualifying round, and Groups A and B will eventually subsume two teams each. The ICC Twenty20 World Cup organising committee says the final "presents an opportunity to set a world record attendance to a women's sporting fixture, which stands at 90,185". (more...)
Rafael Benítez: No guarantees over my Newcastle United future Rafael Benítez: No guarantees over my Newcastle United future
- January 29, 2019

The Spaniard has grown increasingly frustrated at the club's inability to compete in the transfer market and has frequently clashed with its hierarchy over their failure to strengthen the squad. "I am a professional and I want to do things well". Benitez was asked if he felt deals would be done before Thursday. Lukaku has been linked with a move to the Premier League at various points over the last 18 months, but no switch has materialised. (more...)
Longtime workers at Trump golf course fired over immigration status, lawyer says Longtime workers at Trump golf course fired over immigration status, lawyer says
- January 29, 2019

The move came as the government was in the throes of a partial shutdown while President Trump demanded funding for a border wall that, he said , would keep out illegal immigrants. Where identified, any individual will be terminated immediately'. [W] orkers were told Trump's company had just audited their immigration documents - the same ones they had submitted years earlier - and found them to be fake. (more...)
Hamilton Sevens: Classy Fiji condemns USA to third straight final defeat Hamilton Sevens: Classy Fiji condemns USA to third straight final defeat
- January 29, 2019

The Waikato Regional Stadium was full of Fiji fans on both days of the tournament, cheering Fiji to an unbeaten record in its pool on Saturday and to a 33-7 win over Canada in Sunday's quarterfinals and a 29-7 win over defending World Series champion South Africa in the semifinals. (more...)
Jets' Jamal Adams wins Defensive MVP Award in Pro Bowl Jets' Jamal Adams wins Defensive MVP Award in Pro Bowl
- January 29, 2019

Since 1980, the Pro Bowl has been played in Honolulu (1980-2009, 2011-2014, 2016), Miami (2010), Phoenix (2015) and Orlando. Earlier this week, Lawrence took to Twitter and publicly called out the team for taking its time getting him a new deal. (more...)
Fernando Alonso and team win rain-hit 24 Hours of Daytona Fernando Alonso and team win rain-hit 24 Hours of Daytona
- January 29, 2019

Fernando Alonso's return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona was a successful one, as the two-time Formula One champion won the race and the top DPi class in just his second attempt. Alonso becomes the third former Formula 1 champion to also win the Rolex 24. "We led in night, day, dry and wet". Alonso will chase after the Indianapolis 500 in May. (more...)
Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai | AP sports Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai | AP sports
- January 29, 2019

Rose expanded his lead at No. 1 in the world and won for the 10th time on the PGA Tour . Rose was well aware of his record with the lead, if not Torrey Pines' historically poor treatment of front-runners. Of the previous 15 times he shouldered a lead or co-lead into the final turn at a PGA Tour event, Rose only converted on four of those attempts. Batting.266 doesn't exactly inspire confidence, even if you're the world's top-ranked player. (more...)
Lakers to meet Monday to 'prepare offer' for Anthony Davis Lakers to meet Monday to 'prepare offer' for Anthony Davis
- January 29, 2019

The 6-foot-10 All-Star desires to play in a big market that's committed to winning , sources said. Of course, the Pelicans have no obligation to deal Davis in the 10 days before the February 7 trade deadline, because he's under contract until July of 2020. (more...)
Chelsea's Morata joins Atletico Madrid on loan Chelsea's Morata joins Atletico Madrid on loan
- January 28, 2019

Atletico have secured the services of out-of-favour Blues striker Alvaro Morata on a loan deal, with an option to make the deal permanent at a reported fee of £48.5 million (R867 million). "I feel very happy, I am very happy and very proud to be here, I cannot wait to train, be with my teammates and to play". I can't wait to start training, meet my new team-mates and play'. (more...)
'Paul will join Real or Barça when he leaves United' 'Paul will join Real or Barça when he leaves United'
- January 28, 2019

Paul Pogba was heavily linked with an exit at Manchester United a few months ago, but the midfielder's brother has revealed the World Cup victor will only leave the Red Devils for these three clubs. The Frenchman has managed to bag five goals and four assists in seven games for United since Jose Mourinho was sacked. "Paul wasn't happy and it was clear to see". (more...)
Daniel Radcliffe puts Tom Brady on blast over MAGA hat Daniel Radcliffe puts Tom Brady on blast over MAGA hat
- January 28, 2019

As for whom Radcliffe will be rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, it sure isn't New England. No. But, like, he should just stop winning things. "I feel like that was the moment when we were like, as a country, 'Oh, c'mon, dude, we all want to be behind you, you're awesome, don't put that in there'". (more...)
Star big man Davis informs Pelicans he wants to be traded Star big man Davis informs Pelicans he wants to be traded
- January 28, 2019

If we take Paul's words, the agent said Davis "wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship". Ultimately, Davis didn't even wait for the Pelicans - now six games out of the playoff race - to be able to offer him an extension. "But the Pelicans still have to co-operate, and he can't exactly say, 'I want out, but only to the Lakers.' He's going to want to go to a contender". (more...)
Nepal's Rohit Paudel beats the record of Tendulkar and Afridi Nepal's Rohit Paudel beats the record of Tendulkar and Afridi
- January 28, 2019

Batting at number seven, the Young Turk notched 55 runs from 58 balls with the help of seven scorching boundaries. According to cricket.com.au, Sachin Tendulkar had scored his maiden worldwide half-century in Faisalabad in 1989, when India was facing Pakistan in a test match. (more...)
Asensio and Bale boost Madrid after injury layoffs Asensio and Bale boost Madrid after injury layoffs
- January 28, 2019

In the 64th minute, Gareth Bale replaced an in-effective Vinicius Junior and it took the Welshman three minutes to make an impact as he pounced on chaotic defending to make it 4-1. Today we had intensity, we pressed, were direct in attack, had control of the game. Returning from four weeks out with latest calf muscle problem, Bale's first involvement saw him turn two Espanyol defenders and smash the ball to the net from 10 yards. (more...)
New Emiliano Sala search gets underway New Emiliano Sala search gets underway
- January 28, 2019

Two local fishing vessels had been looking out for any possible sightings over the weekend while they worked in the same area where the plane was last located, Mr Mearns said. "In today's sad circumstances, Girondins de Bordeaux express their support for Emiliano Sala's family and friends". "This is a family that has come from Argentina with this huge shock out of nowhere and (is) struggling with what had happened, with very, very few answers about an unexplained loss". (more...)
Freshman guard Tre Jones probable to return for Duke Blue Devils
- January 28, 2019

The five-star guard hit the floor hard after colliding with Frank Howard in the first half against the Orange. Howard was called for a foul and Jones lay on the court writhing in pain. He was 3-for-7 for six points on Saturday, with four assists and four rebounds. Despite missing two games and all but a few minutes of a third, Jones remains tied for second on the team in steals. (more...)
Wilder Expects Fury Rematch To Get Announced in Coming Weeks Wilder Expects Fury Rematch To Get Announced in Coming Weeks
- January 28, 2019

I'd love to [fight Tyson Fury ]. Sports247.ng reports that, while Joshua's camp are still in the hunt for an opponent for him on April 13 at Wembley, Lewis urged his fellow-Brit to join Fury and Wilder in a three-way battle to find his successor as undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. (more...)
‘Very difficult’ for Neymar to face Man United, says Tuchel ‘Very difficult’ for Neymar to face Man United, says Tuchel
- January 28, 2019

Scans have subsequently revealed that Neymar has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot - a reoccurrence of the same injury he picked up in March prior to last summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Only after that can we be more precise, but it's going to be very hard [for the United match]. "With hindsight, I should have sent off the Rennes player". (more...)
Favourites South Korea, Australia bundled out of Asian Cup Favourites South Korea, Australia bundled out of Asian Cup
- January 28, 2019

South Korea suffered a shock Asian Cup defeat to Qatar. "We have made a decision to form a fact-finding committee over what was reported by different media and have invited all relevant parties to take part", the federation said in a media release. (more...)
LeBron James returns to contact practice LeBron James returns to contact practice
- January 28, 2019

So if we're going off of the past, LeBron typically has a strong voice and teams usually operate in a manner that's going to appease him. I don't think this a shock, is it? After the Houston Rockets dealt Anthony to the Chicago Bulls, who have no interest in playing the veteran forward, it's been nearly all radio silence. (more...)

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