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Tottenham held talks with Chelsea over Michy Batshuayi loan deal - Kaveh Solhekol Tottenham held talks with Chelsea over Michy Batshuayi loan deal - Kaveh Solhekol
- January 31, 2019

However, he claims Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the 25-year-old. Everton are interested in Michy Batshuayi and Chelsea are keen to sell him - but only if the Toffees meet their valuation of £35 million for the Belgian. (more...)
Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian Cup semis Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian Cup semis
- January 31, 2019

Contrary to its good performance throughout the tournament before the match versus Japan, which had made Iran one of the most hopefuls, Iran displayed one of its weakest games in years against Japan. Hossein Kanani ignored the basic rule of "play to the whistle" when he began protesting to the referee after a collision with Minamino, who took full advantage to scamper after the ball and cross to Osako to head home. (more...)
Lleyton Hewitt flays ‘ridiculous’ changes to Davis Cup format Lleyton Hewitt flays ‘ridiculous’ changes to Davis Cup format
- January 31, 2019

If anything, Lleyton Hewitt doesn't seem to be in good mood, if his latest press conference ahead of Australia's fixture against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Davis Cup World Group qualifiers. Hewitt added: "I don't agree at all with it". I don't think numerous top players will play. Under's Pique's plan, Davis Cup finals will be rebadged as a World Cup of Tennis and be played by 18 nations in one week in Madrid this November. (more...)
Most of Clemson’s black players refused to attend Trump’s ‘hamberder-feast’ Most of Clemson’s black players refused to attend Trump’s ‘hamberder-feast’
- January 31, 2019

The Tigers' visit wound up making national headlines after Trump chose to offer the team a fast-food feast, which he paid for, on account of the government shutdown. "This team is a family", one player said to The Root . A Clemson sophomore player told The Root he wasn't buying that response. For some Clemson players, it was the second trip to the White House. (more...)
Callum Hudson-Odoi: The Chelsea youngster's story so far Callum Hudson-Odoi: The Chelsea youngster's story so far
- January 31, 2019

The Italian, whose side have lost their last three away games in all competitions, asked his assistants to leave the away dressing room and arrived for his post-match press conference nearly 75 minutes after the full-time whistle. This is your Chelsea team to play Bournemouth! Sarri said: "I am not able to explain because we played very well in the first half". It's hard to understand why. (more...)
Rakitic wants to extend Barça contract despite De Jong arrival Rakitic wants to extend Barça contract despite De Jong arrival
- January 31, 2019

The Spanish outlet says the Blues are now plotting a stunning deal to try and persuade the Croatian global to quit the Nou Camp and move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. 'If I am here [at Barcelona], it's to play, ' said Rakitic at the Mundo Deportivo gala on Monday night. I face it calmly, with a lot of excitement. (more...)
Manchester United and Barcelona set for shock swap deal Manchester United and Barcelona set for shock swap deal
- January 31, 2019

This has led to a flurry of interest in his signing, with a number of clubs across Europe monitoring his situation. The report adds that Arsenal are also interested in the Manchester United attacker. Mata has been at the club for five years after leaving Chelsea in a £37.1 million deal - then a record transfer fee for United - in January 2014. (more...)
Dirk Nowitzki trolls Luka Doncic ahead of Rising Stars game Dirk Nowitzki trolls Luka Doncic ahead of Rising Stars game
- January 31, 2019

There were some no-doubt inclusions like Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum for the US team, but there are some big-time heavy-hitters on the World side as well. The Rising Stars rosters were selected by NBA assistant coaches, with each of the league's 30 teams submitting one ballot per coaching staff. Voters had to select a minimum of three first-year NBA players and three second-year NBA players for each team. (more...)
Mandhana stars as India thrash New Zealand Mandhana stars as India thrash New Zealand
- January 31, 2019

Smriti Mandhana has been terrific with the bat, scoring 105 and an unbeaten 90, while Jemimah Rodrigues lightened the first ODI with her unbeaten 81 to guide India to big wins. The Kiwis got bundled out on the score of 162 runs. Lauren Down hasn't made most of the limited opportunities she's gotten thus far, and that could pave a way in for Katie Perkins, who's been in good nick in the domestic ODI competition recently. (more...)
'The birth of Ole time!' - United fans react to late show 'The birth of Ole time!' - United fans react to late show
- January 31, 2019

There was more late heartache for Burnley on Tuesday. "The way that we played when we conceded the second goal (is how) we should have started", he explained. "To be fair, even though the results haven't been great, the fans at home have been spot on". "You have to start strong and be aggressive because that's what they were in the first half". (more...)
Coutinho nets 2, Barca routs Sevilla 6-1 to reach Copa semis Coutinho nets 2, Barca routs Sevilla 6-1 to reach Copa semis
- January 31, 2019

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says Lionel Messi want to win all three competitions this season and that his preseason rallying call was misunderstood. Guilherme Arana pulled one back for Sevilla , but fine team goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi sealed the win. This time Ernesto Valverde named a strong line-up for the game, and expected to make a comeback against a very strong Sevilla side under Pablo Machin. (more...)
New pair called up for Black Caps T20 series against India New pair called up for Black Caps T20 series against India
- January 31, 2019

Regular captain Virat Kohli has been rested for the remainder of the New Zealand tour. India vs New Zealand 4th ODI match will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Sports Hindi HD in Hindi Commentary. (more...)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- January 31, 2019

The Raptors salvaged the final game of their three-game road trip, while Dallas could not cap their three-game home stand with a third consecutive win. The loss of Toronto on the game led to falling by 28-20. "That's on me. I take responsibility for the loss". He's averaging 38.1 FanDuel points through 48 games this season. (more...)
Darren Weir arrested over use of jiggers Darren Weir arrested over use of jiggers
- January 31, 2019

The raids were conducted at Weir's two stables, one in Miners Rest near Ballarat, located northwest of Melbourne , and the other in Warrnambool to the west of Melbourne. Three men were arrested as part of the raid. With all of their ongoing investigation and with all of the items from the search they still did not have enough evidence to charge anyone. (more...)
Real Madrid target 'should leave if he wants to' claims Maurizio Sarri Real Madrid target 'should leave if he wants to' claims Maurizio Sarri
- January 31, 2019

I just play my football ", Hazard said of Sarri's criticism after a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Thursday to progress to the League Cup final on penalties. "He is able to move the ball very fast and very clean but we need to see if he can play there in a defensive match". A torrid night for Chelsea also yielded the first signs of significant supporter discontent with Sarri's methods, as loud chants of "You don't know what you're doing" rang out from the away section when Higuain was ... (more...)
Naomi Osaka becomes Asia’s first and youngest player to top tennis rankings Naomi Osaka becomes Asia’s first and youngest player to top tennis rankings
- January 31, 2019

Women's professional tennis has a new queen. In 10 months, her accolades have matured winning three big tournaments: Indian Wells, the US Open and the Australian Open. That victory gave her the belief that she was ready for the big leagues. The crosscourt version was as pleasing to the eye as any two-hander could possibly get, and the down-the-line one a devastating and yet quietly reliable weapon. (more...)
Neymar set to be out until April dealing PSG Champions League blow Neymar set to be out until April dealing PSG Champions League blow
- January 30, 2019

If PSG progress, the quarterfinals are scheduled for April 9 and 16. "After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of conservative treatment of Neymar Jr's injury to the fifth right metatarsal", the statement from the French champions read. (more...)
Eighth-Ranked Kentucky Defeats Number-9 Kansas Eighth-Ranked Kentucky Defeats Number-9 Kansas
- January 30, 2019

Iowa State put on an offensive show, making 13 straight shots during the second half to turn a tight game into a relatively easy victory. Keldon Johnson came up with 15 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Tyler Herro has been on fire lately, but had a cold night, scoring only six points on 2-of-9 shooting. He had eight assists and three steals. The Terrapins are 7-3, a half-game ahead of Wisconsin. (more...)
Robinson has 35 points, No. 10 Hokies beat Orange 78-56 Robinson has 35 points, No. 10 Hokies beat Orange 78-56
- January 30, 2019

Syracuse entered the game with a 5-1 conference record, poised to claim a share of first place with a win over the Hokies. Back home after another chastening loss to the elite of the ACC, 10th-ranked Virginia Tech tries to regroup once again Saturday when it hosts surging Syracuse. (more...)
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic motivated by pursuit of Roger Federer record Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic motivated by pursuit of Roger Federer record
- January 30, 2019

The past three grand slam titles are all securely stored in the 31-year-old Serbian's trophy cabinet, but it was the manner of the win over Nadal - more so than his Wimbledon triumph against a visibly exhausted Kevin Anderson or his US Open victory over Juan Martin del Potro - that has demanded a reevaluation of the season ahead. (more...)

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