• Rozier rises to the occasion
Rozier rises to the occasion

Boston Celtics fan let out a collective gasp when it was announced that Kyrie Irving would not play Wednesday night against the Knicks because of a right quad contusion. "So it was good to see him play well". One name that should be on the Celtics' wish list is the Chicago Bulls ' Robin Lopez. Seeing a trust funded, 20-something kid, drive a...

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  • Grading Spurs' January moves — Tottenham transfer news
Grading Spurs' January moves — Tottenham transfer news

Asked if the whole club was excited by Lucas' signing, Pochettino said: "No, no. Exciting?" Everyone desires badly to play so those who secure starting spots will deserve their place. Tottenham have struggled to break down more defensive opponents this season, particularly at Wembley, where Burnley, Swansea, West Ham and West Brom have all avoid...

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  • Official: Tottenham Sign Lucas Moura From PSG In Deal Worth Around £25m
Official: Tottenham Sign Lucas Moura From PSG In Deal Worth Around £25m

The #27 shirt doesn't have an especially illustrious history at Tottenham . That's the same as Wilfried Zaha and marginally cheaper than the likes of Anthony Martial (£4.5m) and Theo Walcott (£4.5m). On a number of occasions this season, Spurs have come unstuck against teams that have set out to let the capital outfit keep the ball, force them w...

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  • Indians Sacking 'Wahoo' Logo Puts Squeeze On Redskins
Indians Sacking 'Wahoo' Logo Puts Squeeze On Redskins

Cardinal first filed a complaint against the team in October 2016 at the height of a playoff series that pitted the Indians against the Toronto Blue Jays, Canada's sole MLB team. As with most racist propaganda, this move is long overdue. He specifically pointed out the color of Chief Wahoo's skin. According to Indian Country Today , team managemen...

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  • Beckham's MLS Team in Miami Is Born — At Long Last
Beckham's MLS Team in Miami Is Born — At Long Last

In 2006, there were 12 MLS clubs and the expansion fee to enter the league was $10 million. There have been many (hurdles). Marco Verratti is the biggest active midfield talent Beckham used to play with. Don't say it won't happen! He has achieved plenty in Italy since then, and Beckham would undoubtedly love to add the prolific Argentine to the...

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  • Chelsea Involved in Last Ditch Transfer Rumors
Chelsea Involved in Last Ditch Transfer Rumors

But now that Chelsea seem to have won the race for the forward, Dortmund have now turned their attention to Blues striker Michy Batshuayi , who is not seen as viable option for Conte. Further complicating matters is that the German transfer deadline is at 5pm GMT (9pm UAE) as opposed to England's at 11pm. Instead, his transfer represents Arse...

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  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'Winning quadruple is impossible'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'Winning quadruple is impossible'

The ties will take place on the weekend of February 17-18. "He [Warnock] has more experience than me by far about English football", Guardiola said . Pedro found Eden Hazard on the left. "We need to let the game flow". The arrival of Sanchez at Man United might also just help spark a renewed challenge from them in the title race.

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  • Joel Embiid gets in one last shot at Russell Westbrook
Joel Embiid gets in one last shot at Russell Westbrook

With frustration getting the better of him, the OKC centre blew up at the referee and was given a technical foul which led to coach Billy Donovan calling him to the bench. In December, the Wizards officially announced the last of four brand new Nike-made uniforms. "I'm not going up there". Steven Adams notched a double-double with 20 points...

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  • 24 grand slam triumphs
24 grand slam triumphs "may be a bit too far" — Federer

And he's 36 years old. "This is a dream come true, the fairytale continues for me". Roger Federer holds his trophy. Federer found his level of the first set again in the fourth with some blistering tennis and an early break looked to set the tone.

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  • Premier League club to make £150 million bid for Eden Hazard
Premier League club to make £150 million bid for Eden Hazard

It's suggested he's happy at the Bernabeu and would be reluctant to leave. I'm focused on Chelsea . While City have the chance of winning the quadruple this season, Real have been in free-fall this season. That is according to pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson. "At the next appropriate point - perhaps the next round of the FA Cup ...

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  • Man City hold talks with Shakhtar Donetsk for Fred
Man City hold talks with Shakhtar Donetsk for Fred

Our best bet is the 11/4 (3.75 ) on a Man City win with under 2.5 goals. Manchester City have match-winners all over the field in Kevin De Bruyne , Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane to name but a few, and it was Aguero with a brace, alongside a goal apiece from Sane and Bernardo Silva that saw City beat Burnley in their previous FA Cup tie.

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  • Manchester United want Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid
Manchester United want Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid

The Spanish giants plan to sign three new galacticos and are ready to smash the transfer world record with a £200m deal for Chelsea's Eden Hazard , as well as installing Mauricio Pochettino as manager. "Looking back, it's been seven fantastic years", he told Premier League . In Valencia I saw green shoots. He has now scored in 23 La Liga matche...

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  • Nacho: PSG won't be relishing facing Real
Nacho: PSG won't be relishing facing Real

The Spanish giants expect the former Barca forward to cost the equivalent of £218m, with the inclusion of Ronaldo making up a sizable chunk of the fee. That kind of role requires a team to play a certain way, but also requires a lot of compromises if you're trying to build a new way, as Real have pretty much accepted.

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  • Dana White Wants To Put Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Bout Together
Dana White Wants To Put Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Bout Together

After that , Miocic easily controlled the fight, with multiple takedowns, wrestling and striking on the ground. He's a tough dude, no question. When I'm in the fight, I get so balled up with anger. It was a badly needed win for DC, especially considering what happened in his last outing. How he may handle extended periods of time there is worth wo...

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  • Pep Guardiola Confronts Referee After Shocking Tackle On Sané — Watch
Pep Guardiola Confronts Referee After Shocking Tackle On Sané — Watch

The worst of it was Joe Bennett, high, late, cynical and reckless on Leroy Sane at the end of the first half. It is a business and the show must go on. It was also important when their principal scorer began on the bench. No, not even City. There was no video assistant referee for this game, when technology would surely have meant the goal woul...

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  • Sanchez Was Close To Joining City — Mourinho
Sanchez Was Close To Joining City — Mourinho

It is possible Mourinho could rest Lukaku and play Rashford up top, but the Belgian needs goals and of course scored against Derby in the last round. The Manchester United manager has officially signed a contract extension that will keep him with the heralded club until at least 2020. The stumbling block was, apparently, money.

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  • Batshuayi returns to starting line-up against Newcastle — Chelsea team news
Batshuayi returns to starting line-up against Newcastle — Chelsea team news

The 2017 finalists had made a slow start until Batshuayi's opener, with goalkeeper Willy Caballero , kept busy with four key first-half saves. Whether explained by fatigue or a lack of confidence, this is something that must be remedied before it does further damage to Chelsea's season.

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  • Deal for Aubameyang remains to be potential — Arsenal boss Wenger
Deal for Aubameyang remains to be potential — Arsenal boss Wenger

Will anything else happen? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could start for Borussia Dortmund this weekend despite Arsenal's pursuit of the striker. Will Wenger up the bid?What's the rumour? Asked by reporters about Chelsea's interest in Giroud, Wenger responded, "I want Olivier to stay".

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  • Sharapova v Kerber in Open third round
Sharapova v Kerber in Open third round

Proud was appropriate: this was the first time Halep had saved three match-points on her way to victory, and the match took the two women and their 48 games into the record books as the third-longest in the tournament's Open history. Sharapova should be concerned. On Saturday, Fognini moved into the second week of the Australian Open after a 3...

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  • Cavani hails 'magnificent' record-breaking strike
Cavani hails 'magnificent' record-breaking strike

Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain's record goalscorer as the Ligue 1 leaders beat Montpellier 4-0 on Saturday. His desire to win the Ballon d'Or and take on a new challenge were cited as reasons for his bold decision. "We must make the most of it. It is not often in life that you receive this much affection". And PSG will apparently sancti...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo doubles Real Madrid lead from the spot
Cristiano Ronaldo doubles Real Madrid lead from the spot

The away side have a significant early lead at the Mestalla . The 47-year-old would retain the importance of defensive application and hard work that Pochettino has instilled at Spurs , and may also give the team the ruthlessness and winning mentality that they are currently lacking.

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"I want to stay at Real Madrid" — Cristiano Ronaldo

According to Spanish publication Don Balon , Manchester United have identified Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic as a target to bolster their midfield. News of Zidane's refusal to sanction Icardi's arrival will have come as a boost to Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some press...

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  • UFC 220: Cormier retains light heavyweight belt via TKO
UFC 220: Cormier retains light heavyweight belt via TKO

Several other intriguing matchups also transpired on the card. The massive Ngannou exploded up to his feet, but looked tired. Kattar Stops Undefeated Burgos Team Sityodtong export Calvin Kattar put away the previously unbeaten Shane Burgos with punches in the third round of their featured featherweight scrap.

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  • Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia — Hot and bothered
Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia — Hot and bothered

She suffered opening round defeats at the US and French Open. "I may have thrived in those conditions", he said. "It's definitely a challenge", he added. Sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova , No. 8 Caroline Garcia and No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska also advanced. The Russian is known for her ground strokes and power game, but then Kerber boasts a...

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  • Reports: Royals CF Lorenzo Cain to sign with Brewers
Reports: Royals CF Lorenzo Cain to sign with Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers gave up a a great deal of talent for Christian Yelich , but it is largely untapped talent. As well, the back end of the team's rotation leaves something to be desired. Miami acquired highly regarded outfielder Brinson, infielder Isan Diaz , outfielder Monte Harrison and right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto . The financ...

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  • Roof closed for start of Federer-Chung semifinal — The Latest
Roof closed for start of Federer-Chung semifinal — The Latest

Federer will now face unseeded 21-year-old Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the last four on Friday. Sandgren opened his news conference following a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to Hyeon Chung by reading a prepared statement directed at the media that has scrutinized his Twitter feed during his unexpected run at Melbourne Park.

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  • XFL Returns: Vince McMahon Reveals Details Of Football League
XFL Returns: Vince McMahon Reveals Details Of Football League

He will also remain WWE's chairman and CEO, without a major public-facing role in the football league. He says the league will launch in 2020 and will give the game of football back to fans. McMahon said the game of football will be "reimagined" in the XFL . Vince says the XFL revival will have nothing to do with politics or social issues...

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  • Coutinho starts on bench for Barcelona
Coutinho starts on bench for Barcelona

Alas, for the former Watford boss, Barca would hold on to book their place in the last four of the cup with a 2-1 aggregate score. MF Paulinho, 6 - Replaced Vidal and spent most of his time on the pitch trying to hold the ball up. Barcelona then survived a scare late on as Gerard Moreno was played in behind the defence and went down in the...

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  • REDLICK: Avoid most Super Bowl prop bets
REDLICK: Avoid most Super Bowl prop bets

To cover the 5 1/2 this year, they will have to produce their most dominant Super Bowl victory yet. Fans have been hoping for another N*Sync reunion for years (that brief reunion at the 2013 Video Music Awards just wasn't enough), and Super Bowl LII seemed like the perfect opportunity with Justin Timberlake as the half-time headliner.

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  • Report: Chelsea, Roma agree terms for Edin Dzeko transfer
Report: Chelsea, Roma agree terms for Edin Dzeko transfer

The club is expected to allow Kenedy to complete a loan move to Newcastle once the Brazilian left-back arrives. It seems everyone wants to be the first to know of the location of this Chelsea target as the picture circulated around social media.

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  • In the first half 'we were a bit scared — Arsene Wenger
In the first half 'we were a bit scared — Arsene Wenger

Should this team start the match, I would expect us to win, and a 2-1 win over the 90 minutes would be my prediction. Nacho Monreal - 8 - Broke away well from Alonso to equalise for the Gunners , albeit with a slice of luck. The runs he likes to make. 85 - Barkley loses possession to Shkodran Mustafi on the halfway line. There is a program...

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  • Serena Williams calls for player to apologise for tweets — Tennys Sandgren
Serena Williams calls for player to apologise for tweets — Tennys Sandgren

American Sandgren accused the media of "demonising" him in a pre-prepared monologue following his 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 defeat to Chung Hyeon on Wednesday, refusing to answer any more questions about his political beliefs. "I find some of the content interesting". Play got underway on schedule at 11 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) at Melbourne Pa...

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  • Stipe Miocic Beats Francis Ngannou to Create UFC History
Stipe Miocic Beats Francis Ngannou to Create UFC History

Oezdemir back on the offensive again. Stipe Miocic (17-2) looks to set a UFC heavyweight division record with a third straight successful title defense when he fights Francis Ngannou (11-1). Miocic came out looking to employ a heavy wrestling strategy, attempting multiple single-leg takedowns while making Ngannou miss. "End of story", said ...

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  • EPL: Hazard surpasses Gianfranco Zola Chelsea's goal record with brace against Brighton
EPL: Hazard surpasses Gianfranco Zola Chelsea's goal record with brace against Brighton

Alexandre Lacazette's goal for Arsenal was the 500th scored for them by a French player. The pattern was maintained after the break with Albion's Davey Propper heading against the bar four minutes into the second half before Ryan kept Brighton in the match by pushing Willian's free-kick onto the post and away to safety.

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  • Madrid getting back to our best — Bale
Madrid getting back to our best — Bale

After their goal , Parralo's team were unable to create any meaningful chances as they were eventually overpowered by Madrid , and continue to flirt with relegation. "However many points we are behind in the league". There was relief and a notable lack of his trademark celebration when Ronaldo finished Casemiro's cross from close range.

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