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NHL commentator Pierre McGuire’s close call with ice hockey puck NHL commentator Pierre McGuire’s close call with ice hockey puck
- February 20, 2019

There are close calls. Unfortunately, that also puts him in a pretty unsafe position - as evidenced by this clip of just how close he came to being smashed by an errant puck. While there was a major scare for McGuire, on the rink there was little for the Lightning to be anxious about, as they picked up a sixth consecutive win to improve to 45-11-4 for the season. (more...)
Antonio Brown, Steelers To ‘Move On’ After Star’s Meeting With Team Owner Antonio Brown, Steelers To ‘Move On’ After Star’s Meeting With Team Owner
- February 19, 2019

According to Adam Schefter, Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert also joined the meeting. Brown spent the last nine seasons with Pittsburgh. Big Chest,' is still under contract with the Steelers through 2021. Brown is 30 and makes about $17 million a year, so it's unlikely interested teams will want to restructure his contract in his favor. (more...)
NZ's Carter returns to France's Racing 92 NZ's Carter returns to France's Racing 92
- February 19, 2019

It was very sad to hear about Lambie's decision to retire as he has done so much for worldwide rugby", Carter wrote on Instagram. The news was confirmed by the official Twitter handle of Racing 92 . He scored 445 points in 58 games during his last stint in Paris. Racing 92 are now positioned seventh in the Top 14 league with nine wins from 16 games and will take on Toulouse in the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup in Paris on 31st March. (more...)
Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly ‘flattered’ by European interest Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly ‘flattered’ by European interest
- February 19, 2019

Manchester United are one of the Senegal defenders chief suitors after an impressive few seasons at Napoli . Despite the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , Koulibaly remains a target and is seen as the ideal candidate to fix the Red Devils' leaky defence. (more...)
Should the NFL buy the Alliance of American Football? Should the NFL buy the Alliance of American Football?
- February 19, 2019

The league has TV deals with CBS Sports, Turner Sports and the NFL Network. Salaries would be kept low, at least compared with the NFL: Each AAF player signs a three-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $250,000. With several former Louisville football players already on rosters for the Atlanta Legends and Memphis Express , the league has my interest even more. (more...)
LaLiga: What Dembele said about Messi after 1-0 win over Valladolid LaLiga: What Dembele said about Messi after 1-0 win over Valladolid
- February 19, 2019

The mercurial talents of five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi pose the greatest threat to the Lyon cause, while Aouar is confident that highly-rated full-back Mendy - who has been heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou - is capable of holding his own when faced with the most daunting of tests. (more...)
Former boss Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal star for lack of effort Former boss Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal star for lack of effort
- February 19, 2019

A coaching philosophy, the nearly flawless team". Özil ended speculation about his future a year ago by committing himself to Arsenal until the summer of 2021, with Wenger still at the helm. One of Wenger's recipes of success involved tearing up the book on the players diet when he arrived at Arsenal and introduced healthy eating habits. (more...)
Liverpool set to start Fabinho in defence against Bayern Munich Liverpool set to start Fabinho in defence against Bayern Munich
- February 19, 2019

The little African opened the scoring for RB on the day before he threaded a stunning through ball to Timo Werner who scored the victor in a famous match for the east German club. "They've lost one league game all season and have let in only 15 goals ". Jurgen Klopp's side booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage after Liverpool FC beat Napoli in their final group-stage fixture to finish in second place behind Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets FA Cup final after win over Chelsea Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets FA Cup final after win over Chelsea
- February 19, 2019

Paul Pogba scored one and set up the other in a 2-0 win on Monday night before the Red Devils were handed a trip to face Wolves at Molineux in the quarter-finals. With rumours abound about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as permanent boss of Manchester United , the Norwegian did his chances no harm at the Bridge, coming up with another tactically astute gameplan to make it 3 away wins in 3 games against top 6 opposition. (more...)
Ozil’s situation at Arsenal embarrassing - Keown Ozil’s situation at Arsenal embarrassing - Keown
- February 19, 2019

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson admitted that he is staggered at Ozil's inability to hold down a regular place in Emery's starting XI. And Merson, who played for Arsenal between 1985 and 1997, is baffled by Emery for not playing Ozil more often. (more...)
Tomic out, Thompson wins in New York Open Tomic out, Thompson wins in New York Open
- February 19, 2019

But he was stopped again by Opelka, who fell two aces shy of Ivo Karlovic 's record for most aces in a three-set match. "I was one of the last guys to get into qualifying and my coach said to just see what happens. Italy's Paolo Lorenzi fought his way into his first quarter-final of the year. On Wednesday, Tsonga fired 12 aces to none for Fabbiano. Tiafoe was the No. (more...)
NBA to start African basketball league NBA to start African basketball league
- February 19, 2019

There will be a tournament for teams to qualify into the new league, with no more than two teams from one country in the league. Spears of The Undefeated pointed out, the league will work sort of like soccer's Champions League. Combined with our other programs on the continent, we are committed to using basketball as an economic engine to create new opportunities in sports, media and technology across Africa", said Adam Silver . (more...)
Men's College Basketball Roundup: Duke beats NC State 94-78 Men's College Basketball Roundup: Duke beats NC State 94-78
- February 19, 2019

Durham, NC, USA;Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski (left) and North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts talk prior to a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Wolfpack hung around, but Williamson took over the game. When he returned, he muscled inside for a few baskets that kept NC State at bay and he finished 12 of 16 from the field on the way to his second-highest point total of the season. (more...)
Four army personnel including a Major killed in ongoing Pulwama gunfight Four army personnel including a Major killed in ongoing Pulwama gunfight
- February 19, 2019

An aide to Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar, Kamran used to recruit, radicalise and train terrorists in J & K. However, the encounter with militants resulted in further deaths of our gallant soldiers. According to reports, which have also ben confirmed by the police sources, a policeman was killed in the gunfight which broke out shortly after midnight in Pinglina village of Pulwama. (more...)
Lionel Messi penalty helps Barcelona beat Real Valladolid Lionel Messi penalty helps Barcelona beat Real Valladolid
- February 19, 2019

The win over Valladolid means Barcelona are now seven-point ahead second-place, Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga table. Messi's fitness was again in the spotlight on Saturday after a niggling thigh strain in recent weeks, but he completed the full 90 minutes at the Camp Nou and hit the 30-goal mark at Barcelona for the 11th straight season. (more...)
Anthony Davis critical of the New Orleans Pelicans’ performance Anthony Davis critical of the New Orleans Pelicans’ performance
- February 19, 2019

Davis had a simple answer. "They are on my list", Davis said . They already said they want to make a push to trade for Davis this summer. While the Lakers were offering to send most of their team to the Pelicans to trade for AD, the Celtics were not allowed to make a trade offer. (more...)
Halep and Mertens win, through to Qatar final Halep and Mertens win, through to Qatar final
- February 19, 2019

Mertens, who defeated fifth-seeded Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals, has failed to win a set against Halep in her previous two meetings - both on clay a year ago. "I fell heavily on day one and I've felt it every day". I've been on painkillers. "I'm just going to try to bring the best". I have another chance to play a final here where I like a lot, this tournament. (more...)
Foden And Mahrez Unimpressed With Newport County Pitch Foden And Mahrez Unimpressed With Newport County Pitch
- February 18, 2019

A big compliment to all the guys who played today. Today was a good test for him, it's not the fact he can not run because he runs incredible but it's the second balls and the long balls, it's a good test for him and he learnt a lot, I'm sure. (more...)
Zola likens Sarri's Chelsea struggle to Guardiola's at Man City Zola likens Sarri's Chelsea struggle to Guardiola's at Man City
- February 18, 2019

The former Napoli manager has already said that his job is at risk every day, and that has linked Zidane with a move to the Stamford Bridge. Chelsea No2 Gianfranco Zola was snappy with reporters when defending manager Maurizio Sarri 's methods ahead of their FA Cup showdown with Manchester United . (more...)
Fury Signs Mega TV Deal, Joshua And Wilder Fights In Doubt Fury Signs Mega TV Deal, Joshua And Wilder Fights In Doubt
- February 18, 2019

What that deal means for the prospect of an immediate Wilder rematch, however, now remains uncertain. Promoter Frank Warren said the deal was "something special". He's one of the significant players in the heavyweight division. By getting the promotional and financial muscle of Top Rank and its television partner, ESPN, in the U.S., Warren put himself in a better position to win the purse bid and control the bout, or at least get a stronger foothold in talks. (more...)

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