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Pieters leads, McIlroy and Johnson in contention in Abu Dhabi

Pieters leads, McIlroy and Johnson in contention in Abu Dhabi Former world No.1 Rory McIlroy, playing alongside Fleetwood and top-ranked Dustin Johnson, made an excellent return to competition golf with a three-birdie round of 69. "I always like to come here to Abu Dhabi and play golf". After a disappointing opening round of even-par 72, world number one Johnson bounced back with a brilliant bogey-free round of eight-under-par 64.McIlroy is yet to make a b... [Full Article...]

Judge Aquilina shuts down Larry Nassar's complaints of stress, 'media circus'

Judge Aquilina shuts down Larry Nassar's complaints of stress, 'media circus' Judge Aquilin said she didn't ask the media to be in her courtroom and doesn't understand why he's bringing up the complaints now. Nassar, a former MSU gymnastics and Team USA physician who agreed to a plea deal in exchange of avoiding a trial, wrote Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilin a handwritten letter asking to end the testimony early. [Full Article...]

Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer as Ron Burgundy

Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer as Ron Burgundy Don't they get eaten at the end?" As a result of that, and some probable light coercion from a game producer, we now have this footage of Will Ferrell , half in-character as Ron Burgundy , prodding 36-year-old Federer with questions like " would you describe your game as a silky gazelle? ". [Full Article...]

NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Says 'Stats Are For Losers'

In his two seasons as Wyoming's starting quarterback, Allen accounted for 5,833 yards of total offense and was responsible for 57 total touchdowns. And nothing gets a fan base more fired up than Mel Kiper's mock drafts. To round out the first round, Kiper Jr. has the Pittsburgh Steelers picking inside linebacker Rashaan Evans with the 28th overall pick. Anyone who watched the Potato Bowl saw w... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers are concerned they won't make it back to NBA Finals

Cavaliers are concerned they won't make it back to NBA Finals The Cavaliers have had difficulty integrating All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas , who is shooting a subpar 36 percent from the field since making his season debut on January 2. I liked the way we competed. Dillon Brooks matched his season high with 18 points and Marc Gasol added 17 with eight rebounds as the Grizzlies ended the Lakers' four-game winning streak 123-114. [Full Article...]

Sharapova storms into third round to set up Kerber clash

Sharapova storms into third round to set up Kerber clash Raonic, a semi-finalist and quarter-finalist in the last two years, was another player coming back from an injury-ravaged 2017 but, unlike Djokovic and Wawrinka , he was unable to find a way through. Sharapova found herself in the firing line of critics again on the eve of the tournament when she was invited to represent the women at the draw and carried the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup onto cour... [Full Article...]

Arsenal Close On Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Fee Agreement

Arsenal Close On Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Fee Agreement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has slapped in a transfer demand at Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund star Aubameyang has found himself in hot water once again, and has been dropped by his German club for bad behaviour on a few occasions now. Manager Michael Zorc said: "What is going now now is not to be tolerated by the club. Without him, Sanchez simply can not go to United". "He's going to cost £100m anyw... [Full Article...]

Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance

Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance The second was set up at the Minnesota 40 by an interception by Williams after an off-balance throw by Keenum, his one costly moment of either inexperience or recklessness. Wagering on the National Football League is up again this year, and most bookies say they expect a record Super Bowl handle, no matter which teams make it to the big game. [Full Article...]

Gunners' Walcott set for Everton medical

Gunners' Walcott set for Everton medical Providing there are no last-minute hitches, within the next 24 hours Walcott, Arsenal's longest-serving player, should become Allardyce's second signing of the transfer window. The Toffees have failed to win of their last five Premier League games, scoring just one goal , and Allardyce hopes Walcott can help solve their scoring issues. [Full Article...]

Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona

Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona With Barcelona flying in the domestic season, which includes being a massive 19 points (!) clear of Real Madrid , the Catalans can focus on their European excursion without any real distraction from their league campaign. Their dismantling of Real Madrid at the Bernabeu at Christmas-time not only effectively ended the title race, but also showed that this Barcelona side are slowly developin... [Full Article...]

CJI Dipak Misra Meets Four Rebel Judges Over Coffee to Bridge Differences

CJI Dipak Misra Meets Four Rebel Judges Over Coffee to Bridge Differences What the argument that only one of the five top judges - either the CJI or one of the senior judges who virtually revolted against him should hear the case - means is open to public interpretation. In the press conference on January 12, the four judges had flagged some problems, including the assigning of cases in the apex court, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country's highest ... [Full Article...]

On to the next game for ´proud´ Tottenham record-breaker Kane

On to the next game for ´proud´ Tottenham record-breaker Kane After Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 thrashing of Everton , manager Mauricio Pochettino took his team and jetted off for a little mid-season sun. "This way, he's going to break all the records in the Premier League and in England", Pochettino said. [Full Article...]

Bencic sends Venus packing on bleak day for Americans

Bencic sends Venus packing on bleak day for Americans As the 2018 edition of the Australian Open begins, we give you some interesting and fun facts that you may have not heard of regarding the tennis tournament. The latter was asked on Saturday whether she agrees that the women's draw is wide open. • Venus Williams is a threat at 37 after finishing runnerup to her sister a year ago. [Full Article...]

Jason Roy's record-breaking knock vs Australia gives England series lead

Jason Roy's record-breaking knock vs Australia gives England series lead Australia completed an emphatic 4-0 win in the recent Ashes Test series and the five one-day matches offer a chance for the English to salvage something from a disastrous tour. And before we take Australia's "surprise" that Bairstow came in at the death at face value we should remember the greatest of all their teams under Steve Waugh did away with the practice completely. [Full Article...]

Detroit Lions likely to land Matt Patricia as head coach

Detroit Lions likely to land Matt Patricia as head coach He can not officially accept the job until at least next week as the Patriots will face either the Jaguars or the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. The 43-year-old has served on Bill Belichick's staff since 2004 including the last six years as New England's defensive coordinator. Patricia, who interviewed for jobs with the Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams in p... [Full Article...]

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama It wouldn't have been a crime for the San Francisco 49ers rookie if he was still in California, but Alabama still hasn't legalized marijuana. Under Alabama state criminal law, second-degree possession is a Class A misdemeanor. Last year's 31st overall draft pick in the first round, Foster finished as the 49ers second-leading tackler despite missing half the season with injuries. [Full Article...]

Barcelona to face city rival Espanyol in Copa quarterfinals

Barcelona to face city rival Espanyol in Copa quarterfinals FC Barcelona are the cup titleholders and have a record 29 titles, while Real Madrid are hoping to win their 20thcup this year; they last won Copa del Rey in 2014. He needs time to adapt, but he's dared to do more. With the tie effectively at an end, Ernesto Valverde took the chance to give Messi some rest, replacing his number 10 with Ousmane Dembele just before the hour mark to deafen... [Full Article...]

LeBron James: 'Already went further than I thought I would go'

LeBron James: 'Already went further than I thought I would go' James is proving to still be on the rise as he is averaging 27 points, eight rebounds and nine assists per game this season, and despite being a veteran in the league, he says he still feels "great". New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis is fourth with 640,928 votes. Kyrie Irving (1,370,643) and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan (537,168) are the top two guards. [Full Article...]

Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates, trade complete?

Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates, trade complete? Monday, Astros owner Jim Crane acknowledged the team was "actively pursuing a high-end starter" and Cole is certainly available, with the rebuilding Pirates looking to move Cole, along with Andrew McCutchen and perhaps Josh Harrison. However, the Pirates may not have been able to re-sign him when he eventually hit free agency, so they ensured they landed something in return for the ace. [Full Article...]

Matt Patricia's head coaching preferred destination revealed

Matt Patricia's head coaching preferred destination revealed It remains to be seen just how interesting the New York Giants might be, although they were among the teams in to interview Patricia during the Patriots bye week. Patricia and the Patriots face the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday. The Patriots defense has ranked among the NFL's top 10 in points allowed in all six of Patricia's seasons despite constant question marks... [Full Article...]


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