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North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda posters featuring mascots to Seoul

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North Korea is sending a large delegation to the Games that includes athletes, cheerleaders, a member of the country's popular girl band Moranbong and even Kim Jong Un's sister . Kim Yo-jong will arrive on Friday to attend the opening ceremony as part of the 22-member delegation headed by North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam, the ministry said in a statement published on its website on Wednesday. Read More »

Soon, 'toughest ever' United States sanctions on N Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister , an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of the North's delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics , officials said Wednesday. "There are no plans to do so", she told reports . But, like United States Vice-President Mike Pence , he has been alarmed at the rapid detente between the two Koreas after the North's leader Kim Jong Un offered to send a delegation to the Games. Read More »

Alleged sex tape of Dele Alli leaks on social media

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Referee Jon Moss, who handed Tottenham two penalties at Anfield, was criticised for asking for the help of TV monitors to make his decisions - and Pochettino claimed that the technology would remove all the drama from matches. And then we are so focused on Dele Alli . I am anxious. It's a sport that we love, a passionate sport that people love to watch around the world. "We will be pushing that sport into a very rigid structure with VAR, with being focused too much on the small actions ... Read More »

North Korea not interested in meeting US VP Pence

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In Berlin a year ago, Moon outlined his vision for inter-Korea peace and the proposal has culminated in the current détente, the South Korean official said. North Korea marked the founding anniversary of its army with a large military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, its state media showed on Thursday, having last month changed the date of the celebration to the eve of the Olympics. Read More »

Neymar highlights huge salaries by PSG in Ligue 1

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Neymar with his pay of €3 million a month is the highest earning player in the French league. Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer following his 222-million-euro ($264 million) move from Barcelona in August, turned 26 on Monday. Read More »

Philly fans trash convenience store after Super Bowl win

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Police say the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was robbed while he was away at the Super Bowl. He reiterated that sentiment Sunday night during an interview on the " Pardon My Take Podcast ". "We're not protesting the anthem. My father, when he dies, is going to be buried with an American flag draped around his casket, being that he served in the Army". Read More »

Ronaldo very good but Neymar, Harry Kane the future - Gary Lineker

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Lineker was then asked, 'Ronaldo or Neymar?' and he said: 'Neymar, but when he played in Barcelona . He has backed Neymar to be the best in the world in a "few years" and has advised Real to secure his signature. They even dropped points against lowly Levante at the weekend. With PSG set to take on Los Blancos in the UEFA Champions League last-16 next Wednesday, the France worldwide is hopeful his side will be able to nullify the threat of the former Manchester United man . Read More »

England Announce Boxing Squad For Commonwealth Games

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I'm going for gold on the Gold Coast - it's got a nice ring to it. "Competing alongside my twin brother will make the tournament even more exciting, and if we both come home with gold, it will definitely put us out there". "The draw represents a major milestone on our journey towards Gold Coast 2018, the landmark Games for the global rugby family with the inclusion of a women's event for the first time, which reflects the ambition of our 2017-25 strategic plan to accelerate the development ... Read More »

Nigerian army urges Boko Haram captives to submit to troops

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He said that the military made huge sacrifices to facilitate the restoration of peace and security in the northeast. The wife of Boko Haram's chief physician, Rabi Abu-Yasir, on Saturday surrendered to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole , in the wake of the ongoing clearance operation to eliminate remnants of the "cruel" Islamic death cult. Read More »

Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships

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Nadal, 31, was scheduled to play at Queen's Club the past two years but pulled out of the 2016 tournament due to injury, and then last year to fully recover from his French Open triumph. 1 for the past 25 weeks (since August 21, 2017). "I was happy for him; I congratulated him and I told him I'm always happy when he does well". "For the moment my schedule is the same and I think I'll be able to travel to Mexico to play at Acapulco". Read More »

Kohli hits 34th ODI Hundred, makes it 3-0 for India

Duminy jolted India once again with the wicket of No.4 Ajinkya Rahane (11), before all-rounder Hardik Pandya (14), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10) and Kedar Jadhav (1) made their way back in quick succession. It was the 34th ODI hundred for the Indian captain, who is now 15 shy of Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 49. MS Dhoni leads the way with 216 sixes. The duo's stand proved particularly important after the early departure of opener Rohit Sharma for zero. Read More »

Texans have 3rd-best AFC odds for winning Super Bowl LIII

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After a disappointing 6-10 season, Vegas oddsmakers consider the Miami Dolphins a real long shot to win next year's Super Bowl. "As a bookie, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, because we had multiple offsetting wagers that could buy some very nice size houses in Vegas". Read More »

National Signing Day 2018: Five-Star OT Nicholas Petit-Frere Chooses Ohio State

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He opted for the Buckeyes over Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Notre Dame . Petit-Frere might not have the playing weight to make an immediate impact, making him a potential redshirt candidate for 2018. Petit-Frere, one of four unsigned five-star recruits entering signing day, had taken an official visit to OSU this past weekend, an indication that the super-secretive prospect could be leaning toward the Buckeyes. Read More »

[Teams] Tottenham vs Newport County: Confirmed Line-Ups

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HOTSPUR took another step towards their first FA Cup final appearance since 1991 after easing past courageous Sky Bet League Two outfit, Newport County , in a fairly routine fourth-round replay at Wembley Stadium. Son, who had an impressive first half, drove into the box and poked a ball centrally to Lamela. Spurs now face a tricky tie with League One side, Rochdale , whose Spotland pitch was heavily criticised ahead of their own replay with Millwall: "I hear that it was not in the ... Read More »

PFA offers to help resolve Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City standoff

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Speaking after the 1-1 draw against Swansea last weekend , Leicester boss Claude Puel said the situation surrounding Mahrez is not uppermost in his thoughts. "You can't just down tools because you don't get what you want". "I still can't understand why Leicester, who bought him for £400,000, wouldn't want to cash in on that asset who does not now want to play for the club". Read More »

Look inside the Olympic athlete village in South Korea

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This is according to the Associated Press , which reported this week that the International Olympic Committee is citing "as-yet unpublished new evidence" of Russian doping to keep the athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics . The IOC said after reviewing each case, there were additional suspicions "about the integrity of the athletes". The 2018 Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang , South Korea , from February 9 to 25. Read More »

International Olympic Committee to review overturned ban on Russian athletes

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For instance, they are not allowed to wear any combination of clothing that would create the Russian tricolour - for example white T-shirt, blue pants and red footwear. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Viktor Ahn and three former National Hockey League players are among 32 Russian athletes who filed appeals Tuesday seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Read More »

Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

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Athletes from North and South Korea will march under one blue-and-white flag at the formal opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 9. North and South Korean players plan to practice separately for several days as Murray needs time to learn about the North Koreans. Kim Jong Un, who is 34, has played up this "Paekdu bloodline" as he has sought to cement his claim to be his father's rightful successor. Read More »

Mother Walks Away When Son Chooses Florida but Returns to Hug Him

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Instead, Copeland chose the Gators . Nonetheless, Dan Mullen and his staff got their guy, and the team's Twitter account shared the reaction inside the Gators' War Room. Copeland, who is from Pensacola, FL., now ranks as one of 2018's top 10 receiver recruits and the No. 14 overall recruit in the state, per the 247 Sports Composite. Read More »

Liverpool are reportedly still Thomas Lemar's first choice

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The 22-year-old is wanted by both Premier League clubs, who have been tracking him for the past year. Liverpool resisted the urge to bid for the France global during the mid-season window despite collecting £142m following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Read More »

I have loved Liverpool since I was young: Salah

It is form that has shocked plenty of football admirers, but not Salah himself it seems, and it would appear that his superb displays is down to his affection for the club he originally opted not to join over Chelsea way back in January 2014. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki plays 50000th minute for Mavericks wearing a misspelled jersey

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The other National Basketball Association legends in the 50,000-minute club are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone , Kevin Garnett , Jason Kidd and Elvin Hayes. However, what turned the most heads is Nowitzki did it in a jersey where his name was misspelled. He's a legend, a Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, with Nowitzki sitting down the stretch, his teammates couldn't hold onto a 10-point lead with under five minutes to go. Read More »

Nike Releases England 2018 World Cup Kit

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The Russia 2018 World Cup is only 4 months away, and teams have started revealing their kits for the tournament. Captain John Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho all modelled the new kits. In comes a plain but sharp white shirt with blue shorts and white socks. Below are photos released from Nike and from the event in London. The Super Eagles are joined by Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt in flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 World Cup. Read More »

Lakers fined $50K for tampering with Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo

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On Saturday in Toronto, the Los Angeles Lakers clarified that Lonzo Ball's sore knee was technically a minor MCL sprain, which typically has a recovery time table of 1-3 weeks. Seth Curry facing surgery: A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Dallas guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season. Read More »

International Olympic Committee rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport says six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn is among 32 Russian athletes who have filed appeals seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Walden said, "Dr. Rodchenkov testified fully and credibly at CAS". Bach also said they have not yet accepted AIBA's claim that no bouts at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were affected by match-fixing. Read More »

Thousands of Newport fans travel to Wembley for Spurs clash

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Newport drew 1-1 with Spurs at Rodney Parade and Flynn's new deal was announced on the day of the replay. Tottenham Hotspur will face Rochdale in the fifth round on February 18. Newport County matched their hosts in the opening exchanges and were unlucky to go behind to a 26th minute own goal by Dan Butler. It was not long before Spurs had their second goal, when Lamekla scored for the first time since finding the net against Gillingham in September 2016.Son played a superbly weighted ... Read More »

Lions to name Matt Patricia as head coach this week

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Surely not the way he wanted to end his run as a Patriots assistant but he will have to put it behind him quickly as he settles into a new role with a new team. Patricia, a native of Sherrill, New York, was an offensive lineman from 1992 to 1995 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Read More »

Tom Brady wins NFL MVP for 2017 season

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Having these dreams or goals or aspirations and waking up and putting in the work and miracles happening and all this magic that sports creates, I'm in the middle of it. His wife, Gisele Bundchen , thought it might come after last year's Super Bowl comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hard as it is to believe, the Patriots lost the Super Bowl Sunday night at U.S. Read More »

Kristaps Porzingis suffers torn ACL in Knicks loss

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He played no further part in the game and an MRI scan later confirmed he had torn ligaments in his left knee, the Knicks said. Porzingis was off to a great start in the game, scoring 10 points after hitting four of his first five shots. Read More »

Indian market bleed amid global sentiment

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The Sensex fell as much over 1,200 points to 33,482 while Nifty tumbled below 10,300. The NSE Nifty50 traded lower by 320.80 points or 3.01 percent at 10,345.75 points. "A bounce back from the lows helped to curb the losses", Deepak Jasani, Head, Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS. Market breadth was positive with 1,802 advances against 728 declines. Read More »

Quay Walker throws Tennessee hat to floor, picks Georgia

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Walker joins fellow 2018 outside linebacker signees Adam Anderson (5-star), Azeez Ojulari (4-star), and Otis Reese (4-star), who flipped to the Bulldogs from MI this morning. Tampa's Nicholas Petit-Frere (Berkeley Prep) is the third-best player in the Sunshine State and the top offensive tackle who has been coveted by Ohio State and Florida. Read More »

Clippers sign Lou Williams to three-year extension

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added to the report that the third year of the deal does feature a team option. Williams was rumored to be one of the players most likely to be dealt before the February 8 deadline, but that will no longer happen this season. Read More »

Antonio Conte hands Chelsea players three day break following Watford defeat

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Conte looks certain to leave the club come the end of the season - if not sooner, and some bookies have even suspended betting on him being sacked by Chelsea after the 4-1 defeat to Watford. Watford dominated in front of their home supporters at Vicarage Road and were unlucky when Chelsea equalised eight minutes before the full-time whistle with a curling, 25 yard effort from Belgium Eden Hazard . Read More »

NBA Trade Grades: Hornets to snag Willy Hernangomez from Knicks

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They were the starting frontcourt toward the end of last season and Hernangomez earned a First Team All-Rookie selection. He's good friends with Porzingis, and the team has had a rocky relationship with their biggest star before. But unless they sweeten the pot with a young attractive player or perhaps draft picks - they're not expected to trade their own No. 1 choice - it could be hard to move Noah. Read More »

Previewing Boston's Next Big Battle in the Eastern Conference

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The Raptors now are just one game behind the Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the East. Toronto is 22-4 at home this season, so homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs could be a huge factor for them in May. But then the team failed to make another basket from the floor until the 6:53 mark. Despite Boston's improvements on defense, the Raptors still extended their lead two points. Read More »

Surprising Ohio State faces IL next

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All he says he has to do is point to the Fighting Illini's last two games. Just last week, he had a do-it-all-but-not-too-much game against IN before scoring 35 points IN a tough scoring game for his teammates against IL. At 23-2 on the year, the Boilermakers are a ideal 12-0 in the Big Ten conference, including a school-record 19 straight wins. Purdue had four starters finish in double figures, with a large factor in the victory the teams ability to get to the line. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez accepts 16-month sentence for tax evasion

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Sanchez has repaid all the money owed plus interest and was also fined £525,000, according to the Mirror's Martin Domin . Meanwhile, another ex-colleague in Javier Mascherano was given a one-year suspended prison sentence in 2016 and hit with a £610,000 fine. Read More »

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have made Super Bowls great again

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Lights, camera, action: the 2018 Super Bowl was one for the ages. "Gisele, walking a back hallway to leave the stadium, took time to personally congratulate every Eagles player she ran into", Yahoo's Dan Wetzel reported. His fourth-down completion for 13 yards in the fourth quarter to Danny Amendola took the 40-year-old to 478 yards on the day, eclipsing his own record (467) set last year against the Atlanta Falcons. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins honor Marc-Andre Fleury with tribute

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Vegas struck for the first two on goal from William Karlsson and James Neal , but the Penguins were able to get three straight to end the 2nd with a one goal lead. 1 job . Fleury waived his no-movement clause before the trade deadline last spring so the Penguins could protect Murray in the expansion draft. Shazier received a thunderous applause and standing ovation from the crowd, before he got to his feet to address the crowd. Read More »

Labor Department plan could let the boss pocket the tip

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The Trump administration is framing the proposed change as a boon to "back of house" workers such as cooks and dishwashers who can't share tips under the 2011 rule. Employers can meet this requirement either by paying employees the full cash federal minimum wage or by paying a lower cash wage, no less than $2.13 per hour, and making up the difference with the tips that the employee earns. Read More »