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Italian minnows Pro Piacenza beaten 20-0 in league match Italian minnows Pro Piacenza beaten 20-0 in league match
- February 18, 2019

You've really got to feel sorry for Pro Piacenza. But the club are in serious financial trouble and have lost all of their players. Pro Piacenza have now been thrown out of Italy's third division as they forfeited three games out of a maximum of four allowed, due to their first-team players being on strike over missing payments. (more...)
Savea 'free' to go, says furious Toulon boss Savea 'free' to go, says furious Toulon boss
- February 18, 2019

Savea has received particular criticism from the Toulon owner after they slumped to their 10th league defeat of the campaign, with the four-time Top 14 champions languishing in 11th spot. He added: "I told him he was released and he was no longer welcome at Toulon!" We will have at least learnt that certain physical similarities are very striking. (more...)
Flyers Acquire Goalie Cam Talbot From Oilers For Anthony Stolarz Flyers Acquire Goalie Cam Talbot From Oilers For Anthony Stolarz
- February 18, 2019

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow goalie Anthony Stolarz . That comes after he had a 3.02 GAA and.908 save percentage the season before. He had a 4-3-3 record with a 3.33 GAA and.902 save percentage. Once Talbot gets his turn in net for the Flyers , this will be the first time an National Hockey League team has used eight goalies in a single season. (more...)
MLB Insider: Bryce Harper MLB Insider: Bryce Harper "Appears" To Have Found His Team
- February 18, 2019

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (also via Twitter ) believes the Padres' offer to Machado is beyond the $250MM mark, though Acee isn't certain about the number of years involved in the contract. The belief is that it's the largest offer he has received to date. I don't think he is going to sign a short-term deal. The Phillies' payroll is only $125.5 million for 2019, and the team could easily make a blockbuster deal with Harper work, while many others could. (more...)
Williams F1 team unable to start preseason testing on time Williams F1 team unable to start preseason testing on time
- February 18, 2019

The new Williams FW42 was originally supposed to run for the first time in a filming day on Saturday. Williams' preparations for the 2019 F1 season have taken another hit as the team has indicated its new vehicle will not run until the third day of testing. (more...)
Heat's Dwyane Wade questionable for last trip to Dallas Heat's Dwyane Wade questionable for last trip to Dallas
- February 18, 2019

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki were chosen as special roster additions for this year's NBA All-Star Game in what's expected to be their final seasons in the league. The true reaction of Dallas fans to Wade came later when they booed the 13-time All-Star whenever he touched the ball. Wade won his second and third titles — both with James — the first two years after losing to the Mavericks . (more...)
Bayern's Coman fit for Liverpool clash after injury scare Bayern's Coman fit for Liverpool clash after injury scare
- February 18, 2019

Klopp confirmed recent comments from Bayern president Uli Hoeness that the coach could have joined the Bavarian club in 2008 when they instead appointed Juergen Klinsmann. "It makes it more interesting for the supporters". Team bonding is a crucial part of building a successful side, but the on-pitch aspect is vital too. (more...)
Footballer Emiliano Sala farewelled at emotional funeral following plane crash death Footballer Emiliano Sala farewelled at emotional funeral following plane crash death
- February 18, 2019

But that of the pilot who was with Emiliano Sala in the plane has not been found and funds have been raised for police to continue their search. An emotional service took place inside the footballer's boyhood club of San Martin de Progreso , in the province of Santa Fe. (more...)
Kuchar-caddie payment fallout continues Kuchar-caddie payment fallout continues
- February 18, 2019

Kuchar's regular caddie couldn't make the trip to Mexico in November, so he used David Ortiz from El Camaleon Golf Club. "I kind of think someone got in his ear", Kuchar told Golf.com. Ortiz, 40, is a regular caddie at the Mayakoba Resort near Cancun where the tournament is played and said he can make up to $200 per day. The going rate paid to a tour caddie for a win is 10% (or $130,000 in this case) but payments made to local caddies - who aren't making the financial and personal ... (more...)
LA Lakers star confirms plans to own National Basketball Association team LA Lakers star confirms plans to own National Basketball Association team
- February 18, 2019

And as soon as the All-Star Game was over, James outlined his desire to inspire his team (28-29) on a charge to the post-season. Jordan, who won six National Basketball Association titles in the 1990s with the Chicago Bulls, now owns the Charlotte Hornets and while James once said there was "no maybe about it" that he would be the majority owner of a team one day, he was more hesitant about the prospects Saturday. (more...)
Sri Lanka leaders praise cricket Test win against South Africa Sri Lanka leaders praise cricket Test win against South Africa
- February 18, 2019

Sri Lanka was 83-3 chasing 304 to win the first test after racing through South Africa to take five wickets for just eight runs on Friday. Ambuldeniya is one of two Sri Lankans on debut at Kingsmead . "Especially good effort as a team, especially the lower-order batsmen there giving me support". As expected, Perera has become a new cricketing sensation as legends from the game both in Sri Lanka and overseas have begun showering praises on the new kid on the block. (more...)
Ferrari star Charles Leclerc reveals real thoughts on Sebastian Vettel at launch Ferrari star Charles Leclerc reveals real thoughts on Sebastian Vettel at launch
- February 18, 2019

Binotto stood alongside Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc , who are the current drivers of the team, joined the new auto at the launch. "We are all focused and very excited to start", he added. The highly-rated Leclerc is a long-time member of the Ferrari academy and moved up to the famous team after an impressive rookie season at Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) a year ago. (more...)
Pulwama attack: CCI covers Imran Khan's portrait in its restaurant Pulwama attack: CCI covers Imran Khan's portrait in its restaurant
- February 18, 2019

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Indian government has banned coverage of Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in India . "You have enough funds to pull this off", the supporter tweeted. Tewari also alleged the Jaish was able to build a new headquarters outside Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi ask Imran to hand over Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar. (more...)
Ramos Sees Red as Girona Stun Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Ramos Sees Red as Girona Stun Real Madrid at the Bernabeu
- February 18, 2019

Ramos has now been sent-off 20 times in LaLiga, more than any other player in the history of the competition, but Solari would not criticise his skipper. Having come through three hard tests away from home, drawing against Barcelona and then beating Atletico Madrid and Ajax , the Bernabeu responded with more than 68,000 supporters turning up for the Girona match. (more...)
Canada avoids world’s top players in opening round of Davis Cup Canada avoids world’s top players in opening round of Davis Cup
- February 18, 2019

The six group winners plus the two second-placed teams with the best records based on percentage of sets won will qualify for the quarter-finals for the event which gets under way from November 18-24. President of the region of Madrid Angel Garrido also attended the draw and said it will an "an honour" for the city to host the finals. "From the first day to the last, we want Madrid to breathe tennis". (more...)
Chris Gayle declares himself ‘greatest player’ and wants Hundred invite Chris Gayle declares himself ‘greatest player’ and wants Hundred invite
- February 18, 2019

I'll be bringing some experience to play and sharing that with the youngsters and I hope to enjoy the next couple of months with the West Indies cricket team. He will continue to be available for T20s, and he said is is keen to play in the England and Wales Cricket Board's inaugural 100-ball competition in 2020. (more...)
Liverpool favourites against inconsistent Bayern, says Kimmich Liverpool favourites against inconsistent Bayern, says Kimmich
- February 18, 2019

It's a major blow given how influential Van Dijk has been this season. The right-back was on the bench for the Premier League win over Bournemouth on February 9, and may feature from the start against Bayern . Bayern have been dominant in the Bundesliga since Klopp's Dortmund won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, but are playing catch up in the title race to Lucien Favre's outfit this season. (more...)
Honest Alexis Sanchez on why Mourinho struggled at Man United
- February 18, 2019

Surprisingly, Sarri had a fantastic 12-game unbeaten run as Chelsea manager, but the Blues have stumbled to three defeats in four Premier League fixtures. As for the much talked about Callum Hudson-Odoi, he played only a cameo in Sweden but Zola insisted that he is always in consideration for the first team and may feature in the cup. (more...)
National Basketball Association 3-Point Contest National Basketball Association 3-Point Contest
- February 18, 2019

Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. Hield was second with 26 points, and Harris finished with 25 to grab the last spot in the finals. And in a weekend where the Curry family - Dell Curry is a former Charlotte star, Steph is a three-time National Basketball Association champion, Seth is in the league and mother Sonya beat them all by making an underhand half-court shot Friday - was celebrated, the trophy finish didn't happen. (more...)
Nets' Joe Harris shocks Warriors' Stephen Curry for 3-point title Nets' Joe Harris shocks Warriors' Stephen Curry for 3-point title
- February 18, 2019

Granted, this was during warmups, before the actual game tipped off, but still. "He just dabbed me and said he had my back, " Harris said. So this was just another disheartening reminder that National Basketball Association stars are not, in fact, just like us, because even the guys perceived as "not as athletic" possess physical gifts that are barely in the realm of our comprehension. (more...)

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