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Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games
- January 22, 2018

But the league on Sunday did do something right by helping to ensure that the Armed Forces Network (AFN) would broadcast both the AFC and NFC championship games, even though it appeared that the AFN would not be up and running because of the government shutdown . (more...)
New Sinn Féin President-Elect has been confirmed New Sinn Féin President-Elect has been confirmed
- January 22, 2018

She told party members Saturday that she "won't fill Gerry's shoes". "This is also my last Ard Fheis as Uachtaran Sinn Fein - I will be asking the incoming Ard Comhairle to agree a date in 2018 for a special Ard Fheis to elect a new Uachtaran". (more...)
Bloodied Ronaldo Scores Twice in Real Madrid Rout Bloodied Ronaldo Scores Twice in Real Madrid Rout
- January 22, 2018

However, Nacho's equaliser and a double from Gareth Bale either side of half-time set the scene for a rampant conclusion. The Portugal worldwide left the field with blood streaming down his face after being caught by defender Fabian Schar as he dived to head home Real's sixth goal at the Bernabeu Stadium. (more...)
Miocic keeps UFC heavyweight title with decision Miocic keeps UFC heavyweight title with decision
- January 22, 2018

Three minutes into the third, Ngannou landed a big right hand, but sensing the danger, Miocic promptly took the fight to the ground again with a double leg takedown and saw out the round from top position. "It's just a matter of time", said a relatively upbeat Oezdemir at the post fight press conference. UFC 220 has some star power on the sidelines for the opening fights. (more...)
Roy Hodgson defends Arsene Wenger forward of journey to Arsenal Roy Hodgson defends Arsene Wenger forward of journey to Arsenal
- January 22, 2018

If it doesn't happen, he will play on Saturday. Lukaku has been suffering from a dip in form in recent weeks, compared to the prolific start he made to the Premier League season where he scored seven goals in his first seven games at Old Trafford. (more...)
Virat Kohli loses cool after defeat in second Test against South Africa Virat Kohli loses cool after defeat in second Test against South Africa
- January 19, 2018

So you tell me the best XI and we'll play that. With the defeat, India's unbeaten streak of 9-series win came to an end. The guys were extremely motivated to put that right. That is a concern, to be honest. Such antics have become so regular during the series in South Africa that the local TV broadcaster has focused cameras on him at every opportunity, willing the opposition's best player and leader to get upset over something in close-up. (more...)
Oscar Melendo: 'Unforgettable' to score first senior goal vs. Barcelona Oscar Melendo: 'Unforgettable' to score first senior goal vs. Barcelona
- January 19, 2018

It had won 23 of its last 29 matches in all competitions. Speaking to fcbarcelona.com, Valverde said that the saved penalty " may have been the turning point ". The match was interrupted for a few minutes in the 76th after Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was hit by an object thrown by fans behind his goal . (more...)
Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer of the year 2017 Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer of the year 2017
- January 19, 2018

To top it off, Virat Kohli has also been named as the captain of both the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year and ICC Men's Test Team of the Year . This is the first time Kohli has been selected in the ICC Test Team of the Year , but fourth time after 2012, 2014 and 2016 that he has been picked in the ICC ODI Team of the Year . (more...)
Florida Gators' Scott Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee Florida Gators' Scott Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee
- January 18, 2018

Stricklin has spent the majority of his career in the SEC as the AD at UF and Mississippi State, his alma mater. The six new members will begin three-year terms this spring. He also played for the Razorbacks from 1961-64. Lott was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Stricklin was named Athletic Director of the Year among FBS schools in 2016 by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA). (more...)
Karthik to switch injured Saha for third South Africa… Karthik to switch injured Saha for third South Africa…
- January 17, 2018

The Indian team management is all set to drop wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and opener Shikhar Dhawan from the playing XI for the second Test against South Africa but chances of Ajinkya Rahane's comeback look highly unlikely. Arguably the best wicket-keeper in world cricket at present, Saha's absence has been felt in the second Test with Parthiv putting down Hashim Amla off Ishant Sharma, and Faf du Plessis off Ashwin (both in the first innings) and not going for a catch well within his ... (more...)
Nissan Xmotion SUV concept could point to next Rogue Nissan Xmotion SUV concept could point to next Rogue
- January 17, 2018

From the outside, the Xmotion stands out thanks to the large V-motion grille finished with black vertical louvres, while the gaping lower air vents - also seen on the Vmotion 2.0 concept auto - are inspired by Japanese architecture, according to Nissan. (more...)
Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Silverado Offers Technology for Toughness' Sake Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Silverado Offers Technology for Toughness' Sake
- January 17, 2018

Instead, the automaker focused on a strategic use of metals to shave weight. Under the skin, Chevrolet says the new truck uses advanced manufacturing techniques and new materials to reduce weight and improve overall performance. There are six different versions available, spanning from entry-level "Work Truck" spec with black body panels, cloth seats and basic amenities to posh "High Country" that has nearly everything other than the kitchen sink thrown at it and enough chrome to blind ... (more...)
Wales confirm Ryan Giggs as new manager Wales confirm Ryan Giggs as new manager
- January 16, 2018

Giggs played a record 963 times for Manchester United and became British soccer's most decorated player. The FAW confirmed Giggs" appointment via its official Twitter feed with a short film of a Wales shirt having the name "Giggs' pressed into it, with an accompanying caption of #CroesoGiggsy (Welcome Giggsy). (more...)
Missing Haryana 15 Year Old Girl: Brutally Raped & Murdered, Liver, Lungs Ruptured Missing Haryana 15 Year Old Girl: Brutally Raped & Murdered, Liver, Lungs Ruptured
- January 16, 2018

On seeing her body it is stated in the post-mortem report that she died already 2 days early. Her body was found the next day. She was sexually assaulted inside the room and when she tried to resist, they strangulated her and continued to have sex with the corpse. (more...)
Venus Williams, US champion Stephens out Venus Williams, US champion Stephens out
- January 16, 2018

Bencic, who lost to Serena in straights sets at the same stage a year ago, said when she saw the draw she was prepared for another tough opener. Bencic, who lost to Serena in straights sets at the same stage previous year, said she had received a huge confidence boost by having 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer rooting for her. (more...)
Everton threw in the towel - Allardyce slams display in Tottenham hammering Everton threw in the towel - Allardyce slams display in Tottenham hammering
- January 16, 2018

Kane owed his first goal against Everton to Son Heung-Min's sublime turn and cross, and the England forward hailed the South Korean, who opened the scoring with a goal for the fifth game running. That changed in the 15th minute when an Idrissa Gueye trip on Dele Alli gave Tottenham a free-kick. That came in a 42-game season too. Tottenham Hotspur are are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against Everton in all competitions. (more...)
What Will the Colts Offense Look Like Under Josh McDaniels What Will the Colts Offense Look Like Under Josh McDaniels
- January 16, 2018

With New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels expected to accept the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job, the Pats will need to find a replacement for him once their season comes to an end. Patricia was also reported to be the favorite for the New York Giants position. Hours after reports suggested that the Titans and coach Mike Mularkey were working toward a contract extension, the team announced Monday that Mularkey has been fired. (more...)
'Logical' for Aubameyang to stay at Dortmund - Stoger 'Logical' for Aubameyang to stay at Dortmund - Stoger
- January 16, 2018

The Daily Telegraph claims that the Gunners "are in talks over a proposed deal to sign" Aubameyang, who is now persona non grata in Dortmund for disciplinary reasons. "I don't want to take part in media speculation, but we can't continue like this anymore", said the Sporting director of Borussia Dortmund . Will he go or not, I don't know but it's the transfer window and, in this kind of period, you try to use the players who are completely focused on being at the club. (more...)
Major League Baseball champions Astros land Cole in trade with Pirates Major League Baseball champions Astros land Cole in trade with Pirates
- January 15, 2018

He figures to open the season as one of the primary setup relievers behind new closer Fernando Rodney, who signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Twins in December. The Pirates' haul is not the best on first glance, but if they are able to get the most out of the players they acquired, they could easily be the winners of this deal. (more...)
Met Office issue weather warnings for heavy hail and snow across Scotland Met Office issue weather warnings for heavy hail and snow across Scotland
- January 15, 2018

Dense fog in Offaly and around the midlands is set to make driving conditions on roads hazardous throughout Thursday. The national forecaster also say the warning will remain in place until 2am this morning. The meteorological office expects rather windy conditions tomorrow, with strong and gusty southeasterly winds given. This will become more extensive again after dark. (more...)
Mets make low-risk move on Adrian Gonzalez Mets make low-risk move on Adrian Gonzalez
- January 15, 2018

The Braves, who were expected to and did in fact release Gonzalez, would take on the nearly $17 million owed to him in 2018. Gonzalez likely won't be the opening day starter in NY, as the Mets recently signed Lucas Duda to a three-year, $39 million deal. (more...)
PyeongChang Winter Olympics medals PyeongChang Winter Olympics medals
- January 14, 2018

UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation. And in the event that you want to look like a victor - without going through the whole hassle of training, traveling and actually competing - you're in luck; consumer versions of the Team USA Medal Stand Collection will be available starting January 15 at nike .com and select retailers. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell turns focus back to Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl Le'Veon Bell turns focus back to Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl
- January 13, 2018

Bell took a career-high 321 carries during the 2017 campaign, and he had 1,291 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground for the Steelers . "I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at". (more...)
Eden Hazard says he WILL sign new Chelsea contract - on one condition Eden Hazard says he WILL sign new Chelsea contract - on one condition
- January 13, 2018

Hazard who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea has been lately hitting his prime with improved performances every passing season. "Then I will sign", he added. "Yes", said the 24-year-old who was named in the UEFA Team of the year 2017, alongside Premier League mate Kevin De Bruyne, becoming the only Belgians to feature in the illustrious Xl. (more...)
Barcelona claim Liverpool cut Coutinho price Barcelona claim Liverpool cut Coutinho price
- January 13, 2018

The club said in a statement: "Coutinho has an injury to his right thigh and he is expected to be out for around 3 weeks". Mestre may have been referring to demands made for Coutinho in July when Barcelona tabled three solid offers for Coutinho in the wake of an aggressive transfer struggle that saw Paris Saint-Germain take Neymar from the Catalans for a world record 222 million euros. (more...)
Eagles will play in London next season Eagles will play in London next season
- January 12, 2018

Tottenham chairman Levy told journalists: "We believe there will be an National Football League team in the United Kingdom, and we want Tottenham to be the home of that team". The game will take place on October 14 at English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium during Week 6. It will be a Chargers home game played in Week 7 or Week 8. (more...)
Several Alabama Players Entering NFL Draft Several Alabama Players Entering NFL Draft
- January 12, 2018

There are so many people to thank for the successes I have enjoyed, including faculty, staff, support staff, teammates, friends and the greatest fan base anyone could ever ask for. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide with 224 passes caught for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns. Like Ridley, he is expected to go in the first round, though likely in the second half of the round. (more...)
Mike Green named NHL All-Star for first time since leaving Capitals Mike Green named NHL All-Star for first time since leaving Capitals
- January 11, 2018

The teams also feature three defensemen and two goalies. Those 30 points are tied for sixth in the league among defensemen, and he is second in even-strength points (22). Eichel is by far the Sabres most impactful player and is as much of a household name as anyone who has donned the blue and gold in recent memory. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were named three times each. (more...)
Trump Enters Stadium for College National Championship to Cheers, Sings National Anthem Trump Enters Stadium for College National Championship to Cheers, Sings National Anthem
- January 10, 2018

Donald Trump was at a college football game for a rendition of the national anthem Monday. BBC News journalist Anthony Zurcher pointed out on Twitter that it can be hard to hear the anthem on the field, and singing along isn't always easy. (more...)
Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return
- January 10, 2018

Gruden's expected hiring has been the worst-kept secret in the National Football League after the Raiders fired coach Jack Del Rio following the team's Week 17 loss. The Buccaneers ended the 2008 season with four losses in a row, and Gruden was sacked following the season. "I love the preparation, I love the journey, I love football". (more...)
Andy Murray out until after French Open following right hip surgery Andy Murray out until after French Open following right hip surgery
- January 09, 2018

Having played practice sets here in Brisbane with some top players, unfortunately this hasn't worked yet to get me to the level I would like, so I have to reassess my options. The former world number one was previously expected and confirmed to take part in Melbourne for the 2018 Australian Open . Murray also said he underwent some minor surgery on his groin on December 18. (more...)
Watch Julio Jones pull in a touchdown reception in the National Football League playoffs Watch Julio Jones pull in a touchdown reception in the National Football League playoffs
- January 08, 2018

But Barron was also a full participant in practice on Friday and is expected to play and start against Atlanta. Atlanta, who gained traction offensively before LA, got the first points of the game on a field goal and never looked back. Jones ended the season with 88 catches for 1,444 yards, but his three touchdowns is his fewest haul in a year since 2013, when he only played five games that campaign before suffering a season-ending foot injury. (more...)
Paul Pierce Doesn't Want Isaiah Thomas Tribute Video During Jersey Retirement Paul Pierce Doesn't Want Isaiah Thomas Tribute Video During Jersey Retirement
- January 07, 2018

The Boston Celtics didn't air a video tribune to Isaiah Thomas-at the point guard's behest-during Wednesday's 102-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , and they may have a mess on their hands as a result. Paul Pierce wants the night of his jersey retirement to be all about him. "That's Pierce's night, but the video tribute aint the whole night", Thomas said. (more...)
White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train
- January 07, 2018

According to the affidavit filed in court, Wilson's cousin told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he belongs to a neo-Nazi group and had talked about "killing black people" before the incident. He was on his way back when the incident on the train occurred. A relative told investigators that Wilson had been "acting unusual". Investigators found multiple weapons, ammunition and other tactical instruments in Wilson's St. (more...)
Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86 Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86
- January 07, 2018

Nelson fronted sitcom Coach . Dick Van Dyke's younger brother - has died at 86, TMZ reports. Van Dyke's wife, Shirley , confirmed her husband's death to TMZ . He appeared as Stacey Petrie in the 1960s on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he followed up with appearances on The Andy Griffith Show , My Mother the auto, and Accidental Family . (more...)
Chelsea held by second-tier Norwich
- January 07, 2018

We had difficulty offensively, we were poor. When you play away in this competition it's not easy. "I must be pleased with the commitment for my players". Norwich responded with their own attack and nearly took the lead from a 70th minute free-kick which was punched away by Caballero with Murphy's followup volley hitting a Blues player. (more...)
The tennis stars in doubt for Australian Open The tennis stars in doubt for Australian Open
- January 07, 2018

Tournament director Craig Tiley called Williams's efforts to try and be ready for a title defence at the Australian Open "Herculean" and said she transcended the sport. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here previous year, saying she wasn't convinced she could win it. (more...)
Jon Gruden to come out of retirement and rejoin Raiders as coach Jon Gruden to come out of retirement and rejoin Raiders as coach
- January 06, 2018

Gruden will replace former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who was sacked Sunday after a disappointing six-win season. Gruden has served as ESPN's color commentator on Monday Night Football broadcasts since 2009. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001. He last coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , leading them to their first and only Super Bowl. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons. (more...)
Chelsea set to beat Spurs and sign Everton midfielder Barkley for £15m Chelsea set to beat Spurs and sign Everton midfielder Barkley for £15m
- January 05, 2018

The 24-year-old came extremely close to a move during the summer transfer window, with Chelsea the main horse in the race. Sam Allardyce admitted earlier this week that the club were resigned to losing Barkley this month and the BBC claim Chelsea have now agreed a £15m deal with the Toffees for his signature. (more...)
Shane Long finally ends goal drought but Crystal Palace take the points Shane Long finally ends goal drought but Crystal Palace take the points
- January 03, 2018

Andros Townsend then rifled a 30-yarder that former Palace keeper Alex McCarthy dealt with as the half closed out. James McArthur grabbed the equalizer and Luka Milivojevic scored a superb victor to bag all three points for Palace . (more...)