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Ben Stokes to miss start of New Zealand tour

Ben Stokes to miss start of New Zealand tour The England Test captain was initially included in the squad for four T20 matches next month, but will return home for a break ahead of the five-match one-day global series against New Zealand. Stokes will be appearing in court to answer charges of affray following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Ben Stokes has elected not to join the England squad before his court date on ... [Full Article...]

Rahm tops Landry in four-hole playoff

Rahm tops Landry in four-hole playoff But Landry, seeking a first PGA Tour title, rolled in an 11-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to cap a four-under 68 and force the playoff. After a host of players made runs at the top of the leaderboard under ideal conditions in La Quinta, the championship came down to Landry, a 30-year-old survivor of the Web.com Tour, and Rahm, a 23-year-old who has quickly become one of the strongest players... [Full Article...]

Is There A Quarterback Controversy Between Nick Foles And Carson Wentz?

Is There A Quarterback Controversy Between Nick Foles And Carson Wentz? Minnesota's defense shuts down opposing teams quarterbacks, including a two-interception performance against the Saints in the divisional round. The Vikings started the game with a 75-yard march in nine plays with tight end Kyle Rudolph hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Keenum for a quick 7-0 lead with 10:14 remaining in the first quarter. [Full Article...]

Hazard tells Chelsea they don't need another striker

Hazard tells Chelsea they don't need another striker Keep the ball on the ground and try to play like we did. And Sutton is concerned that Chelsea would struggle to be a Premier League threat if the 27-year-old was tempted to leave Stamford Bridge. Conte added: 'Batshuayi is a Chelsea player and we are working very hard with him, in the same way we are working with Morata , Hazard, Willian and Pedro, and now with Barkley. [Full Article...]

Kevin De Bruyne pens new five-year contract

Kevin De Bruyne pens new five-year contract De Bruyne joined City from Wolfsburg for £55m back in August 2015 and has gone on to make 122 appearances. His eight goals and 13 assists in all competitions has also contributed to City reaching the last-16 of the Champions League, the semifinals of the League Cup and the FA Cup fourth round. [Full Article...]

Manchester City breezes past Newcastle in English Premier League

Manchester City breezes past Newcastle in English Premier League Second-placed Manchester United squeezed past Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor with a 54th-minute goal from Anthony Martial but Jose Mourinho's side remained 12 points adrift of its cross-town neighbor. "In second half they just crossed the half once and we conceded, but we made a really good performance". Guardiola's team have scored 10 times in their past three league and cup matches. [Full Article...]

Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round The 30-year-old Serb wore a compression sleeve on his playing arm throughout the tournament, his first for six months, but after three relatively straightforward wins it was clear all was not well on Monday. The former world No. 1 says he is grateful he was able to play four matches when he wasn't sure whether he'd be here at all. The inexperience in that matchup is countered by the other quarterf... [Full Article...]

North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South

North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South North Koreans will also compete in figure skating, short track speed skating, Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing after being given exceptional late entries by the International Olympic Committee. "I feel like the concerts will be successful thanks to these welcoming citizens in Gangneung", Hyon told a South Korean official accompanying the visiting delegates, according to the Yonhap news age... [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's performance in loss 'just not good enough'

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's performance in loss 'just not good enough' Jürgen Klopp's rotation policy has served Liverpool well as they have successfully negotiated an avalanche of games without dropping their performance levels, which shows how deep their squad is. Swansea went into the weekend at the bottom of the Premier League. Only four other teams - Everton, Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Stoke City - have conceded more than the Reds on the roa... [Full Article...]

Danica Patrick gets ride for Daytona 500 in final racing season

Danica Patrick gets ride for Daytona 500 in final racing season Her auto number will be No. 7, Patrick's first number in NASCAR when she joined the XFINITY Series earlier in the decade with JR Motorsports. Patrick competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the last five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing. [Full Article...]

Sergio Agüero, Hat-trick Hero as City Whips Newcastle 3-1

Sergio Agüero, Hat-trick Hero as City Whips Newcastle 3-1 From that point on, however, it was one-way traffic. They created their first opportunity in the seventh minute, but John Stones guided a side-footed shot wide of the post after David Silva cut the ball back from the byline. The winger had a lot of time to think about things as he bore down on Ederson , but he held his nerve superbly to chip the advancing goalkeeper and claim his first go... [Full Article...]

New York Giants officially name Pat Shurmur head coach

New York Giants officially name Pat Shurmur head coach And don't forget, the Giants' third-round pick a year ago, Davis Webb , is still part of this equation. The Giants contingent of co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on January 6 met with Shurmur in Bloomington, Minn during Minnesota's bye week in the playoffs. [Full Article...]

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard At Odds With Team Over Injury Rehab

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard At Odds With Team Over Injury Rehab Wojnarowski adds that "there is work to be done to fix what has been until now a successful partnership", so the Spurs find themselves in rare territory for a franchise that is considered to be one of the best in all of sports. The Spurs initially disclosed Leonard's injury on September 30, announcing that he would miss the entire preseason because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez defends Manchester United move

Alexis Sanchez defends Manchester United move Arsenal legend Robert Pires has said he can not understand why Alexis Sanchez is being allowed to join rivals Manchester United , adding that he believes the player wanted to stay. But such a big name signing - with such an expenditure, rumoured to be somewhere approaching £500,000 per week in wages, the most in the Premier League - is going to put Mourinho and his team under even more scr... [Full Article...]

Mark Allen Wins First Masters Crown

Mark Allen Wins First Masters Crown The final may have missed Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Selby, who have shared snooker's triple crown events, the World Championship, Masters and UK Championship, since 2015. That break was the highest of the match at that point but Wilson quickly bettered it by three to take the next frame before Allen pegged him back by grinding out the next one. [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie exits not the same'

Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie exits not the same' After nearly 14 years playing overseas, Robin van Persie has returned to the Netherlands, signing an 18 month contract with his old club Feyenoord . But most of the time it's after long, patient work that you have done with the players. "We lose a player, yes, but we could gain another player". Van Persie would go on to score 21 goals in 76 matches across all competitions for the club befor... [Full Article...]

Kentucky Assistant Police Chief Fired for Fascist Messages

Kentucky Assistant Police Chief Fired for Fascist Messages Jefferson County attorney Mike O'Connell, whose office uncovered the remarks, said in a statement: "Any individual who shares such blatant racist views should not be given a badge, a gun and a position of authority."He added: "This type of bias from one officer gives a black eye to the countless policemen and women who do great work in our community each day". [Full Article...]

Run ONGC to buy government stake in HPCL for Rs 36915 crore

Run ONGC to buy government stake in HPCL for Rs 36915 crore Indian shares hit record closing highs on Monday for a fourth straight session led by Reliance Industries, while Oil and Natural Gas Corp gained after a deal to buy a majority stake in a state-run refiner. "ONGC should be looking for sharpening technical competence to improve production and improving the ability to choose the right exploration and production assets". [Full Article...]

CM Punk to get another shot in UFC

CM Punk to get another shot in UFC One of the bigger stories that emerged from last night's UFC 220 was the apparent disappointment that was written all over the face of the UFC's president Dana White following Francis Ngannou's main-event loss to the dominant Stipe Miocic. "I'm going to tell him 'hey, get in line'". "I'm gonna make humble Conor", said Nurmagomedov (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting ). They stripped his feathe... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to hear Rajasthan, MP govts' appeals against Padmaavat release

Supreme Court to hear Rajasthan, MP govts' appeals against Padmaavat release Protests and acts of vandalism were reported from various parts of MP, including in Indore, Ujjain and Jhabua on Monday. It had also restrained other states from issuing orders banning the Deepika Padukone-starrer. In Rajasthan, the epicentre of the Padmaavat protest wave, the situation is getting intense. On Sunday, thousands of women brandishing swords took out a "Chetavani Rally" (warning m... [Full Article...]


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